Archive for December, 2015

Editorial

Trust your employees

Apple should stop checking employees’ belongings Apple employees recently lost a suit against Apple Inc. The courts determined employees who work in brick and mortar retail stores are subject to bag checks whenever they clock out. This means that every time an employee leaves, including for meal breaks, they have […]

News

Student government provides holiday travel stipend

The Student Government Association notified 27 out of 41 applicants of the Home for the Holidays travel grant that they had won a stipend to help pay for their travel expenses to see their families. The initiative to send students home for Christmas break started two years ago, when an […]

Media influences homosexuality acceptance
News

Media influences homosexuality acceptance

Christian groups are increasingly more accepting of homosexuality, researchers find. This correlates with an increase over time in media portrayals of gay characters. A new PEW study of 23,000 U.S. adults found that “acceptance of homosexuality is growing rapidly even among religious groups that have traditionally been strongly opposed to […]

Potter’s House: Impacting NWA one relationship at a time
Lifestyles

Potter’s House: Impacting NWA one relationship at a time

It’s the new craze—thrifting, where shoppers are finding the value in gently used clothing and household items. But for this Northwest Arkansas based thrift store, the profits made from kettle pots, mattresses and flannel shirts directly fund programs to build relationships with NWA’s youth. The Potter’s House Thrift Store, which […]

Editorial

Education equality is essential

Stop refusing girls education due to pregnancy National Public Radio recently reported that women are not allowed to receive education in Sierra Leone if they are visibly pregnant. This ban was made official in April, but has been in effect unofficially for some time. The country believes that having pregnant […]

Pray for leaders, not just world problems
Opinion

Pray for leaders, not just world problems

As Christians, do we truly beilieve in the power of prayer? I know that we pray before we eat and have no shortage of prayers when something awful is happening. But what about when there isn’t anything taking place that will personally affect us, like an epidemic or a sick […]

Business college launches new minor
News

Business college launches new minor

About 75 people gathered to celebrate the launch of the Soderquist College’s new entrepreneurship minor and hear a Shark Tank survivor speak on Tuesday. Sarah Hartwick, Shark Tank survivor and co-founder of Surfset Fitness, spoke on the transition from having an idea to creating a business model. “I am glad […]

Syrian crisis exposes Islamic fears
Opinion

Syrian crisis exposes Islamic fears

From what I’ve observed, many of my Facebook friends interpret the Syrian refugee debate as one about national safety or as an unfortunate political siding. I, however, see it as an age-old debate about racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia in a rapidly-expanding multicultural context—a debate that extremist groups like ISIS make […]