Sarah Komar is the news editor for The Arkansas Traveler, where she previously worked as a staff reporter in 2019 and early 2020.
Friday music releases from Alicia Keys, Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and others deliver smooth, soulful sounds that will add good vibes to this weekend’s playlists.
Presented via live Zoom performances this weekend, MFA student Brendan Beseth’s “Thrift Store Junkie” delivers laughs, reflections on social isolation, and some not-so-accurate accents.
After more than 400 new cases were added to the UA COVID-19 dashboard Monday, active cases on campus now total 923, while the positivity rate for on-campus testing has topped 12%.
Just two weeks after the start of the new school year, 53 students and staff members in NWA public schools are actively infected with COVID-19, and at least 593 are isolated after potential exposure.
Cast, crew and administrators in the UA Department of Theatre and local NWA theater companies are adapting to COVID by preparing remote plays, reorganized seasons and more.
On-campus COVID-19 cases rose by 248 in two days on Friday, as the UA interim provost announced a new push for disciplinary action for off-campus gatherings held without safety measures.
In their weekly COVID-19 case update Monday, UA officials reported 24 new on-campus cases between Aug. 17-23, five of which were identified through on-campus testing.
As colleges and public schools across Arkansas reopen this week, active COVID-19 cases in the state are on a downward trajectory, but deaths from the virus are spiking.
In an effort to do all they can to protect their health and that of their families, some incoming freshmen have made tough choices they never expected to face.
Amid rising case numbers and the impending reopening of Arkansas public schools, state government officials are focusing on absentee voting expansion and paid leave for teachers.