Monthly Archives: October 2013

Sex Is Not A Sin: Erotic Art Exhibition

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Staff Report Sex is imperative to human existence and enables humans to receive and give pleasure. Despite this, most of us were raised by puritanical parents who drilled into our malleable minds that sex is a sin, a subject not to be discussed, or publicly displayed. This is not surprising considering our country was mostly…

What Will It Take To Turn Fayetteville Into A Sustainable Food City By 2030?

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A Research Team From The UofA Show How, And Why It’s Important By Terrah Baker There’s a lot of talk about food security these days. With new research showing even the wealthiest communities like NWA contain high amounts of child food insecurity, and even more that show the lack of nutrient-rich foods across the nation,…

Growing Healthier: Farm To School Food Program Takes Shape

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By Quinn Montana People today are much more conscious of the need for planning for food security. It’s a crazy world. Will our children have the skills and knowledge they need? Well, in NWA the seeds have been planted for abundance. Over the last five years several groups have sprung up to foster knowledge about…

Southern Pride

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By Rachel Birdsell I’ve recently sold what little bit of soul I had left and joined Instagram. I’d resisted for awhile because I thought I was too old for it and not nearly enough of a hipster. Then, a friend of mine convinced me that I should join because it was SO MUCH FUN! Okay,…

The State Of Our Drinking Water

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By Terrah Baker The Beaver Lake Watershed Symposium held Sept. 27 at the Carroll Electric building in Huntsville was designed to teach about the water quality of Beaver Lake, the outreach programs taking place and best management practices that are being applied within the watershed. NWA Council “Protects” Lake Considering statistics show NWA is adding…

Golden Pond Scum

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By Amy Alkon I went to meet my girlfriend’s 90-year-old father. They have a conflicted relationship. He doesn’t “agree” with his daughter’s homosexuality, generally looks down on women, and believes they should be helpful, nice, pretty, and married to men. When we got to his upscale senior living facility a few hours away, I jokingly…

Fayetteville Places First In Compassion

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Staff Report Fayetteville didn’t just take part in the 2013 Compassion Games that were held Sept. 11 – 21; participants exceeded expectations and won first place over large cities like Seattle, Wash. and Los Angeles, Calif. As part of Fayetteville Forward Economic Accountability Council’s (FFEAC) Inclusion Group and Compassion Action Network International, Compassion Fayetteville was…