Author Archives: Nick Brothers

Crafts and Activism Combine

By Ginny Masullo |
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Kelly and Donna Mulhollan stand next to their craftivism, which was created to help process their feelings about corporate agri-business’ animal confinement practices.

Change requires both an inner and outer dialogue. “Craftivism,” or activism through the art of crafts, fosters such dialogue—and craftivism is happening in Fayetteville.

Groups Collaborate for Transgender Visibility Day

By Nick Brothers |
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Garin Wiggens, a transgender man, speaks about his experiences of counseling with transgender people at the NWA Center for Equality.

Various interest and support groups throughout Northwest Arkansas gathered Tuesday at the University of Arkansas to advocate for transgender visibility.

Bountiful Natural Capital

By Elizabeth Armstrong |
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Trees filter the air and water of impurities. Birds carry the seeds of plants to different locations. Insects breakdown leaves and other organic matter into small pieces. This results in an increase in surface area that aids in the decomposition service provided by fungi.

Have you ever heard of such a thing as “Natural Capital”? It is quite real and big businesses are including their share of the wealth found in natural ecosystems into their financial spreadsheet.

Flee Circus

By Amy Alkon |

My mom left when I was young, and my former husband left me, too. Maybe because of this, I’ve noticed that I’m quick to assume that any man I’m seeing is ditching me. In the early stages of dating, if there’s a lag in calling or texting me back, I’ll lash out — block the…

Local Ridesharing Options Growing

By Amanda Bancroft |
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With Uber, which was founded in 2009, you can request a ride and pay for it via their mobile phone app.

Americans are finally becoming interested en masse in alternatives to privately owned vehicles, which is driving a change in what transportation looks like.

Native Representation

By Dane La Born |
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Jane Krakowski portrays a Native American in the Netflix show, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

In the PC-charged culture we live in, though, the show has been taking a lot of flak for “white-washing” and being blind to actual issues.

It Chaps My Ass

By Rachel Birdsell |
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Did you all catch the story in the news about the attack on 27-year-old, pregnant Michelle Wilkins?

The Lowdown on HB 1228

By Nick Brothers |
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A controversial religious freedom bill that critics say would open the door to discrimination passed in the Arkansas legislature Monday.

Passion Week, Eclipse, Full Moon, Aries Festival, Passover & Easter

By Risa D’Angeles |

We have entered a most important week of multiple festivals. Three Ages and religious festivals – stages for humanity’s development – are occurring simultaneously.

A Witness to Innocence

By Dane La Born |
Staff Photo Nick Brothers

Gary Drinkard speaks to a classroom of UA law students noon Tuesday. Drinkard spent six years on Death Row for a crime he was later proven innocent.

Gary Drinkard spent six years on death row for a crime he didn’t commit.