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It’s pretty hard to forget your first time. Your first time doing what, you may ask? Anything really – riding a bike, trying a new food, attending a life changing event. I remember those situations pretty vividly. I also remember what I felt going into those life-defining moments.

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Before I begin, I would like to clarify one thing: I don’t claim to have any ownership in the conversation on diversity. I recognize the fact that there are many groups of people on campus who are more insightful it comes to this issue. I must stress that I do not wish to take anything away …

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Tragedy shook not only a great city, but the entire world Friday as terrorists unleashed gunfire and detonated bombs at multiple locations in Paris. All of France has been in shock since, and the international community shined many of the world’s great monuments in red, white and blue, the c…

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At Boston College’s graduation ceremony last spring, former Secretary of State John Kerry warned students with a commonly used, and highly misleading statistic regarding the “crippling consequences of climate change.”

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As the semester approaches, many students may stress about how they’re going to pay for tuition or if refund checks are going to be deposited on time. Students worry about getting school supplies before they run out and buying used books instead of paying full price for new ones. Before they…

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I always find it nice to be back in academia – away from the pressures of the real world, burdened only with homework and internship applications. For the next nine months, we’re permitted to be concerned with little outside of ourselves, in pursuit of higher education. But for the past thre…

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Financial aid. It’s fair to call it a maze, but it’s certainly more navigable than most. Last Halloween, I went to one made out of corn, and these dudes with chainsaws chased me, and it was so much more daunting than applying for the FAFSA. That being said, I had help. Many college applicant…

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Few things have been as exciting as representing the UA student body this semester. We, the Associated Student Government, recognize that we do not work for any group, advisor or individual, but rather the 25,000 students who call the UofA home. We are thrilled at all that has been accomplis…

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In a recent 5 part expose written by Sports Illustrated, entitled Special Report on Oklahoma State Football, the OSU football program was ousted on many fronts including thousands of dollars of illegal payments to players, rampant academic dishonesty, the known prevalence of drugs, and even …

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Our ride is coming to an end, my friends, and what a wild one it has been. I’m not usually one for grandiose, sentimental moments, but I suppose there’s room for an exception.

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With confidence, I can argue that many of the high school debaters that I commit to judge on weekends could do a better job debating foreign policy than President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney did Monday evening. There were times during the debate that I wanted to stop watching.

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My mom taught me not to play Monopoly conservatively. If you’re not familiar with the game, the concept is total market domination by players as they travel the board. Each player has the opportunity to buy different properties such as Park Place and Boardwalk as they are landed on. After a …

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As I walk across campus, the cold wind bites my face and snow flurries dance wildly around me. I pass Starbucks and the urge for a White Chocolate Peppermint Latte becomes irresistible. Inside Starbucks, the relaxed atmosphere, soft music and smell of fall spices warms my soul. It is early i…

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As I sat at home finishing up my French essay Monday morning, I received a call from my father, who works in the UA’s Engineering Department.

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For more than a century, The Arkansas Traveler has been serving the UA campus as an independent student publication, providing students with a news outlet that strives for honest and objective reporting.

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I watch from the window of my plane as it begins its decent into Northwest Arkansas. Excitement and relief fills my body—excitement to be back home after two months abroad and relief to end this long journey of buses, airports and plane rides.

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In the interest of fulfilling our duty as the fourth branch of government, we at the Traveler don’t shy away from criticizing the members of the Associated Student Government when they don’t do their best to serve the student body or fail to address an issue that is of significant student concern.

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Managing Editor Mille Appleton had a freshman experience that not many other students have: She was hit in the head by a tile that fell from the ceiling of her class in Kimpel Hall.

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If you had said to senior-in-high-school Bailey that she would, as senior-in-college Bailey, be attending the University of Arkansas and serving as Editor in Chief of the college newspaper she wouldn’t have believed you. My, how the times have changed.

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As I’m sure most students do, I came to college with high expectations. Everyone claimed it was so much better than high school, which sounded great, because in all honesty I loved high school. Mostly because I had found my niche. I was a Gleek before being a gleek became cool. The theater a…

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This Thursday, Oct. 14, marks the 50th anniversary of the speech then-Sen. John F. Kennedy gave that inspired the formation of the Peace Corps. Since that inaugural group 50 years ago, more than 200,000 people have elected to participate in this form of national service, serving in 139 count…

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“What I want to do is just to go speak to young people directly and remind them of what I said during the campaign, which was change is always hard in this country.  It doesn’t happen overnight.  You take two steps forward, you take one step back.  This is a big, complicated democracy.  It’s…

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I waited anxiously through the day as the time for the US Senate’s vote on cloture came closer. Senate Bill 3454, or the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011, included both the DREAM Act, which would allow illegal immigrants’ children choose either college or military serv…

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It’s pretty hard to forget your first time. Your first time doing what, you may ask? Anything really – riding a bike, trying a new food, attending a life changing event. I remember those situations pretty vividly. I also remember what I felt going into those life-defining moments.

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Before I begin, I would like to clarify one thing: I don’t claim to have any ownership in the conversation on diversity. I recognize the fact that there are many groups of people on campus who are more insightful it comes to this issue. I must stress that I do not wish to take anything away …

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Outrage has often turned to complacency. We believe that some problems are so large, that others with more time, money or motivation will band together to stop them. And so we wait for the eradication of the problem, for our own part doing nothing.

Tragedy shook not only a great city, but the entire world Friday as terrorists unleashed gunfire and detonated bombs at multiple locations in Paris. All of France has been in shock since, and the international community shined many of the world’s great monuments in red, white and blue, the c…

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At Boston College’s graduation ceremony last spring, former Secretary of State John Kerry warned students with a commonly used, and highly misleading statistic regarding the “crippling consequences of climate change.”