Film Review

Arkansas High School Won’t Publish Gay Student’s Bio

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Dear Editor: Administrators at Sheridan High School, located just south of Little Rock, are refusing to include an interview with openly gay student Taylor Ellis in this year’s yearbook. The NWA Center for Equality, a grassroots advocacy organization working to achieve full equality for the LGBTQ and ally community, is calling on Sheridan Superintendent Brenda…

Pray Tell

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By Rachel Birdsell Lately, for whatever reason, I’ve been thinking about prayer. Not that I’m thinking about trying it, because I’ve done that and it never really worked out for me. Maybe that’s why I’ve been wondering why people pray and why they pray for the things they do. I can kind of see praying…

No Gay, Jose

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By Rachel Birdsell Illustrious Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, came to her senses last month and vetoed the bill that would essentially allow business owners to discriminate against gay people if it went against their religious beliefs. I’m not sure that it’s entirely accurate to say that Jan came to her senses, because I’m not…

Spring Salads

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Making Ripples

By Amanda Bancroft Eating local foods in the springtime, as with any season, depends not only on what can be grown in our local region but also on the weather and ingredients we have access to, whether they’re from a grocery store, farmer’s market, or our own personal greenhouse, hoop house, or walipini (underground greenhouse)….

Digging Up the Past … Without A Shovel

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02-27Behind the Stacks

By Rachel Hamburg Rolled about a broomstick and jammed beneath a bed, a map of the old Prairie Grove-Fayetteville railroad waited to be discovered by a woman going through her late father’s possessions. She eventually donated it to the Fayetteville Public Library, where it found refuge in the Grace Keith Genealogical Collection. Among such diverse…