Uber gaining popularity as ride service, part-time job

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By Katie Maloney The Razorback Reporter Students have shown a preference for Uber over taxicabs since 2011 when the app surfaced in college towns. Now many students are driving for Uber instead of working a part-time job. “It has given me an option for stable income, but without ever taking away from class or study […]

E-cigarette ads recall the 1960s charm of tobacco, but at what cost?


By Riley DePaola The Razorback Reporter The glamour, elegance, charm and popularity evoked by cigarette ads on TV, billboards and magazines in the 1950s and ’60s disappeared in a puff when Congress banned such commercials on TV and radio in 1970. Electronic cigarette companies have, in many ways, resurrected those images of glamour and popularity […]

Campaign brings sexual assault awareness to UofA

Students stopped by the Union mall to sign their commitment against sexual assault. (Photo by Andrea Zepeda)

By Andrea Zepeda The Razorback Reporter Thousands of UofA students have taken the pledge against sexual assault on college campuses, said the coordinator for the White House-launched It’s On Us campaign. In the weeks leading up to Sexual Assault Awareness Day, UA students filled Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, using #WeARcommitted and a picture with a […]

University of Missouri brings focus to race relations at the UofA

  By Alex Golden and Ginny Monk The Razorback Reporter Racial discrimination is not extinct, but incidents are not often reported, UA officials said. When they are, they are taken seriously. Of the 26,754 UA students, 5 percent are black, according to a report from the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment. African Americans comprise […]

Protests draw attention to race relations at University of Missouri

Protestors at the University of Missouri speak out against police brutality Nov. 12.  (Photo by Ginny Monk)

By Alex Golden and Ginny Monk The Razorback Reporter COLUMBIA, Mo. – Recent protests by students at the University of Missouri, and the threat by the football team to boycott a scheduled game in Kansas City, focused national attention on race relations here. The problems are manifested by a “culture of racism,” students said, that […]

Thefts put students, UAPD on alert

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by Paige Flinchum The Razorback Reporter Most of the scooters reported stolen on campus were parked at lot 73A – about a block from UAPD. Thirty-two scooters have been reported stolen this year; 18 have been recovered so far, according to police reports. Thirty-one percent of the stolen scooters reported are the relatively inexpensive TaoTao […]

UA sets quicker bus route to NWA Mall

The Transit and Parking department is looking into making changes to other bus routes, after receiving several complaints about overcrowding, Andy Gilbride, Education and Instruction Specialist said.  (Photo by Lauren Randall)

By Lauren Randall And Viviana Millan The Razorback Reporter UA Transit and Parking has introduced an experimental Red route designed to shorten the time needed for students to commute by bus from the north side of Fayetteville to the Union Station. The test route began Nov. 2 and will continue until the end of the […]

School bus hit near campus

Firemen pour Oil-Dri over the diesel and antifreeze left on the road after an accident involving a car and a school bus at the intersection of Buchanan Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Friday, Nov. 13. (Photo by Richard Pellegrino)

By Ginny Monk And Richard Pellegrino The Razorback Reporter A car hit a school bus from the Special School District of Fort Smith around 7:30 p.m. Friday on the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard Jr. and Buchanan Avenue, near Fayetteville High School and the UA campus. There were no injuries, FPD Officer Andrew Gibson […]

Students participate in peaceful rally

Kristen Smith, center, led participants in the Negro national anthem. Smith organized the Blackout Rally Wednesday afternoon. (Photo by Isabel Dobrin)

  By Richard Pellegrino And Isabel Dobrin The Razorback Reporter About 200 UA students participated in a nationwide “Blackout” in support of students at the University of Missouri, staging the event on the Arkansas Union mall Thursday afternoon. The event was organized to show solidarity for the Missouri students whose massive protests this week led […]

Veterans Day a time to recall troops’ service

UA Air Force ROTC members march in a veterans parade on the Fayetteville town square Sunday.  (Photo by Isabel Dobrin)

The Razorback Reporter By Isabel Dobrin and Brittany Williams Communities will recognize servicemen and women in celebration of Veterans Day today, but it’s important to support them every day, a UA psychology professor said. Social support is critical for veterans who are experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder, said Matthew Feldner, who researches trauma and PTSD. PTSD […]