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Professors should not penalize students for not attending class. The University of Central Arkansas states in its handbook that “attendance and tardiness are student-teacher-class relationship.” This means it is up to the professor of the course to decide if students will receive a penalty f…

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Organizations and clubs are so much more than going to a meeting every week or picking up a snack at a presentation you attend. Being a part of a campus organization means more than just saying you’re in it and not doing the work. These groups welcome growth, diversity and valuable skills fo…

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One of my favorite things about the time we all live in is the willingness of individuals and businesses to become more eco friendly. So many restaurants have switched to sustainable straws and eco-friendly to-go containers, and so many individuals have started spending more time and money r…

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Dating in college is weird because you have all different types of people who want different things. It seems like everyone is in a different stage of life when in actuality we’re all in a very similar place.

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As someone in their 20s, one of the most frustrating parts of going home for a break is being bombarded with the question of “When do you plan to get married?” by nearly every family member. The question itself isn’t problematic; what is problematic is people feeling pressured to get married…

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With the start of a new semester of classes coming to fruition, the stress and overwhelming thoughts have already started to creep in for me, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels this way. Whether it’s incoming graduation or realizing you no longer want to be in the major you’ve chose…

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As of 2020, Arkansas increased its minimum wage to $10 per hour. This increase is said to be more suitable for the cost of living and ideally, it will allow workers to live more comfortably. With most college students only being able to work part time jobs that are mostly minimum wage, this …

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month, you must know what is currently happening in Australia — wildfires, and lots of them. While wildfires are not uncommon in Australia during their summer months, this season has brought about the expected fires in an unprecedented matt…

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There has always been the popular phrase “Freshman 15” to describe the weight you gain attending your first year. Although I didn’t gain 15 pounds, I have definitely put on weight and added inches to my waist. This is, of course, because the food options around me are limited to a bunch of j…

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As I’m getting close to finishing my senior year at UCA next semester, I’ve realized something. It’s not the fact that I’ve had struggles year after year, but instead, how lucky I am to have gotten to this point. People go on and on about how hard classes are, but I’ve never sat down and sai…

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Trader Joe’s officially opened Oct. 22 in Little Rock, Arkansas, and if you’re as crazy about health food stores as I am, then you’re probably freaking out. In Arkansas, my favorites are Whole Foods and Fresh Market, but Trader Joes has always been my favorite stop while traveling through di…

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Avoiding burnout in college is easily one of the most difficult things about being a college student. Listen, It is hard to balance a healthy lifestyle, being social, going to class, going to work and then studying the recommended 3 hours of study for every 1 hour that you’re in class.