Monthly Archives: November 2012

Sour Grapes Of Wrath

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By Rachel Birdsell I have never in my life seen the amount of butt-hurt over an election as I’ve seen with this one. Stomping their feet wasn’t enough for some on the losing team. Now they’ve thrown themselves on the floor and are kicking and with ear-shattering screams are shrieking they’ll just take their toys…

Climbing the Recycling Mountain

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By Terrah Baker Roughly 50 percent of Fayetteville residents recycle. Still, over 13,500 tons of trash goes to the landfill each year — enough to cover Razorback Stadium seven stories tall. But Brian Pugh, director of Fayetteville Solid Waste and Recycling, hopes by upping the outreach efforts of his department, participation in the recycling program…

Surprisingly fun ‘Lincoln’ Humanizes Honest Abe

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By Christopher Lawrence Tell audiences they’re about to see a 149-minute drama about the struggle to finesse the 13th Amendment through the House of Representatives, and all but the heartiest cinephiles — shortly after asking, “Wait, which one’s the 13th Amendment?” — would be scrambling for the exits. “Lincoln,” though, is a revelation. It’s no…

The Marijuana Movement

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By Claire Ala It’s pretty ironic the natural state failed to jump on the marijuana bandwagon. A medical marijuana victory was not celebrated due to the 51.4 percent of Arkansas voters who were against the legalization of medical marijuana. Nevertheless, it’s a surprisingly close percentage for a Bible-belt state. More progressive states like Colorado and…

Making Ripples

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“Each year, an estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide. That’s over one million plastic bags used per minute.” — <planetgreen.discovery.com/home-garden/plastic-bag-facts.html> Phase Out Plastic Bags with Enterprising Ideas By Amanda Bancroft In the final frontier of green living, there are always unexplored galaxies. Last night, I had just fallen asleep when…

Movies In The Obscure

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Fayetteville History Alive ‘Among The Hills’ “It is a fallacious notion that a newspaper should or could be an isolated affair. Its life-blood should flow in the veins of the community in which it lives.” — Roberta Fulbright By Terrah Baker “Up Among The Hills,” (2012) the documentary film written and produced by Emmy award-winning…