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Student exhibit combats gender norms

The top mathematics student in her country, Patricia Morales Chang, a Nicaraguan Walton student, started school in the United States with the expectation that she would receive the level of respect and encouragement in the field of mathematics. Morales said she was surprised when she was met with doubt and […]

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Alumni Welcome Center opens in former Honors Center

Seniors graduating in December can already feel the pull of the “real world,” and with it the promise of a job to help pay off student loans. Some past graduates, however, feel the pull of college life once again. Those alumni returning to campus have not had a space of […]

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Student opens thrift store in campus townhouse

Thrift 251, the newest used-clothing store in the Siloam Springs area, is where you would least expect it: Brooke Bowlin’s townhouse. Bowlin explained how the setup was a result of her desire to run a small fashion-related business. “The townhouse was a means to an end,” Bowlin said. “The idea […]

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Genesis house builds tiny homes

Genesis House built eight houses—termed “tiny houses”—meant to shelter homeless families and prepare them for their lives off the streets. The organization started building these houses as part of a long-term initiative called “Jumpstart” that focuses on long-term solutions endemic to impoverished individuals. Genesis House began as a day shelter […]

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Campus campaign encourages students to ‘Look Up!’

To encourage college students on campus to form and strengthen their interpersonal relationships, the Center for Healthy Relationships launched the Look Up! Campaign for the second time this year. In a connected world where people spend hours staring at a screen, calling, emailing, texting, posting pictures on social media, reading […]

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NWA growth affects students’ long-term plans

Once a rural community, Northwest Arkansas is now a blossoming corner of the country. Between Walmart, Tyson, JB Hunt and Murphy Oil—four Fortune 500 companies—and the influence of Crystal Bridges, it is the third fastest growing region in the country. Researchers say that 30 people a day move to Northwest […]

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Girls’ Night Out embraces women, promotes small businesses

Sidewalks and businesses throughout downtown Siloam Springs overflowed with women participating in Main Street Siloam’s quarterly event known as Girls’ Night Out. On March 8, businesses such as Café on Broadway, Bathetopia and Cari’s Closet had deals and treats for the record-breaking crowd enjoying the event. Kelsey Howard, director of […]

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Construction blocks downtown business

Siloam Springs announced on Facebook that construction would take place on Broadway Street downtown to re-stripe parking spots, add crosswalk bump-outs and improve intersections. This construction is a part of the Siloam Springs Downtown and Connectivity Master Plan. The plan states that the purpose of all of this construction is […]

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Campus comes together to celebrate art and artists

A chaos of brazen autumn colors like vibrant, falling leaves, streamed into the Berry Performing Arts Center as students, faculty and families gathered to celebrate artistic talent. Dressed in outfits reminiscent of flea market clothing racks, students embraced the Wes Anderson aesthetic along with the film director’s soundtrack and dry […]