Yearly Archives: 2008
With two and a half weeks til Christmas, here are the top 10 sports-related gifts for 2008.
10. Scene it? Sports Edition DVD game
What good is knowing everything about sports unless everyone else knows it too?
Now that the election has concluded, we must critically analyze what to expect from Barack Obama. There are two approaches. As Noam Chomsky recently said, we can investigate Obama’s rhetoric like “hope” and “change,” or we can study political action.
His recent actions are more powerful predictors of what to expect, and they are raising serious questions from progressive supporters.
Whenever anyone talks about assisting illegal immigrants, they’re met with angry opposition.?Opponents of being nice to illegal immigrants seem to think that they are being helpful when they point out the fact that people are “here illegally” and “breaking the law.
Just as we despaired of ever completing our remaining assignments for the semester, we remembered: Wednesday is Dead Day. And so we offer our ode to this desperately needed day off:
While all holidays purport to be days of relaxation, Dead Day really is. No leg-cramping car rides.
With the kickoff of the holiday season, we have already witnessed the trampling of a Walmart employee, a shooting match that killed two in a Toys “R” Us and a crowd of overzealous shoppers who were maced at a retail store.
Globally, citizens and tourists in Mumbai, India, faced a three-day attack by unknown terrorists.
On the walk through the Northwest Arkansas Mall, there are floor-to-ceiling advertisements for holiday sales. Just like every other year, garland hangs from the ceiling, and wreaths decorate the food court. It’s the familiar feel of commercial Christmas.
In the middle of the decked halls of the mall stands a Christmas tree – not a Rockefeller Center-esque evergreen by any means, but a tree of modest dimensions.
As students are ready to enjoy the coming winter break, the University of Arkansas is also taking winter break.
The east side of the Arkansas Union, where the computer laboratory, the RZ’s and Club Red are located, will remain open until 5 p.m., Dec. 23. University administrative officials said the union will be open for staff and faculty who will have meetings there.
Family, friends, play-time and catching up on work are the main themes for the holiday for UA students and faculty.
Even with the recessive economy, students are taking trips across the country and world to visit family and to have some fun before the spring semester begins.
Cosmic Volunteers, a non-profit American-based company started by Scott Burke in 2000 in Philadelphia, offers students the opportunity to spend two weeks of their winter break participating in an international volunteering program.
The trip for this year begins Dec. 28 and ends Jan. 10, 2009.
The Lights of the Ozarks is more than halfway through the gradual four-year transition from using incandescent light bulbs to LED light bulbs at the annual Light the Night lighting of the Fayetteville Square last month.
This year, 60 percent of the lights on the square are light-emitting diode, or LED, lights.
A man charged with killing a UA senior last March will stand trial today on a count of capital murder and a count of burglary.
Zachariah Scott Marcyniuk was arrested for the death of Katherine M. Wood March 10. Wood died from multiple stab wounds the day beforehand.
For students at the UA, Dead Day will be this Wednesday with finals beginning the following day. Dead Day is an event, or lack thereof, that offers students a final day of study time with no distractions so that they may be fully prepared for finals.
Other colleges in the state, such as Arkansas Tech University and University of Central Arkansas, participate in Dead Day, as well, although UCA typically refers to the day as “study day.
This fall, many students wondered what all the noise around Gibson Hall was for, as construction workers drilled into the nearby sidewalk. The project isn’t finished, but the drilling has stopped, and students now can walk by Gibson Hall without having to plug their ears.
Although Adderall is used to help those with Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, it is commonly abused on college campuses to aid students while studying, especially during finals. A University of Wisconsin study concluded that one in five students have used Adderall without a prescription at some point during their college careers.
Bands and musicians have had a long-standing relationship with “reinventing” themselves or, more specifically, their sound. And when bands extend the information about reinventing their sounds to the world, fans might become skeptical. However, Long Island rock band Taking Back Sunday have “reinvented” their line-up several times, as well as tweaking its sound a bit.