Monthly Archives: April 2013

Teenage Writers, Reading Aloud

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By Robert Laurence They have a reputation to uphold. Thirty years of publication, on-time and never missed. Multiple recognitions of national excellence by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Front cover to back, a publication to take pride in. “They” are the editors and writers, the artists and production designers of Connotations, the award-winning literary magazine…

Drones Strike At Heart Of Religious Leaders

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Dear Editor: In 2012 I traveled to Pakistan to investigate how drone strikes were impacting Pakistani citizens. Upon my arrival, it became clear that President Obama’s drone strike policy is gravely impacting our national security because innocent civilians witness the unprovoked killing of brothers, sisters, wives, husbands, sons and daughters. Furthermore, the Obama administration has…

Traveling Poets Find Comfy Spot

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By Roger Barrett If you’ve been to a poetry reading at Nightbird Books, or bought a book of poetry at the Dickson Street Bookshop then you’ve probably met Matthew Henriksen. Matt and Katy Henriksen started the Burning Chair Readings to bring touring poets to Fayetteville. Their readings have also presented readings from UA Fayetteville and…

The Date Rape Culture

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By Terrah Baker Everyone’s heard the story of the young, attractive college-age girl walking alone at night to her car when a man wearing a black mask and wielding a pocketknife attacks her. He roughly forces her to the ground, leaving bruises and scrapes on her legs, and holding her mouth to muffle her screams,…

Introducing “People Making Ripples”

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By Amanda Bancroft “People Making Ripples” is a series of photographs and short captions about what local residents in Northwest Arkansas are doing to live sustainably. Some future Making Ripples columns in The Free Weekly will be including these photos and featuring stories from your neighbors, friends, organizations, and maybe even yourself! Whether it’s gardening,…