Happy Halloween: An introduction to Halloween traditions in the US

On October 31st and the days leading up to it, one can hear the phrase “trick or treat” being said and see people of all ages running around in crazy costumes. Traditionally, children dress-up in costumes and walk around the neighborhood, ringing doorbells and telling scary stories or jokes in exchange for candy. In college, …

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Fall Break: How University of Arkansas students spend their two-day break

Fall break is scheduled at a perfect time during the Fall semester. It is a few months after the start of classes and is a little over a month before Thanksgiving break. It comes at a time when students are becoming overwhelmed with projects and coursework. It gives everyone a chance to relax and regenerate, …

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Distinguished Lectures: Humans of New York founder Brandon Stanton

The Distinguished Lectures Committee at the University of Arkansas decides which dynamic and pertinent speakers to bring to campus. These speaking engagements are completely free to all students. Some of the speakers brought over the past few years have been President George H.W. Bush, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, basketball icon Magic Johnson, author Malcolm Gladwell, …

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