5 Words That Should Never Be Said Again

 1. Bae  Bae stands for “before anyone else” and is meant to be a pet name for one’s significant other. It seems to be a pet name for other things, such as a white girl’s Starbucks, a car, food or anything one finds remotely enjoyable. Just like every other popular social media phrase, bae is extremely overused and taken out of context and applied to anything. For example: “OMG this McDonalds is so bae” or “He can’t be bae if he doesn’t like Taylor Swift because she is the ultimate bae.” 2. Swag  Swag is a term one uses to…

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Senators discuss bookstore problems, Coke fund

UCA Bookstore District Manager T.J. McDonald took questions and concerns from faculty members at the Faculty Senate’s first meeting of this year Feb. 10. “One thing that was a problem was the readings that have been on campus in the past, such as Jericho Brown,” associate writing professor Gary Powell said. “It is embarrassing to not have any books after readings of that magnitude. It seems to be bad business to not keep the books in stock, especially when those readings are attended by so many,” Powell added. Later discussion turned the blame away from McDonald and onto relations between UCA…

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RSO’s appeal for more SAFA funding

After hearing three Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) appeal for more Student Activity Fee Allocation (SAFA) funds, the Student Government Association (SGA) approved an overall increase of $2,050; bringing the fall 2015 SAFA total to $129,616.78. Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology, the Human Resources Club and Model United Nations (MUN) were among the four scheduled presenters. A presentation from Pride, Raising awareness, Involvement, Support and Mentor (PRISM) Alliance was also on the senate meeting agenda but did not have a representative present. Debate over allocating funds for a high-profile speaker for the MUN’s 50th anniversary of its high school…


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Police Reports: February 8-15

The following information was taken from incident reports filed by officers at UCAPD. The reports are made available by university police after they are approved by a supervisor. That process takes a few days, which delays our report. Feb 9 Nonresident Darius Mccray 19, reported a harassment report to the UCAPD.  Mccray, an Aramark employee, told officers four men accused him and his friend of stealing a bag of marijuana at a house party in Maumelle.  Mccray has been receiving text messages from unknown numbers stating they want the marijuana back or one hundred dollars. According to the texts, the senders know Mccray works…

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City Council approves anti-discrimination rule

Post by News6 UCA.   The Conway City Council voted 6-2 Feb. 24 to approve an amendment to the city’s equal opportunity employment policy. The city handbook amendment passed prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression when hiring and disciplining city employees. Conway Mayor Tab Townsell said he hopes the council’s vote makes a statement that the city is welcoming and accepting of the LGBT community. “Sometimes you do the right thing at the right time,” Townsell said. “This was that time.” He said the city of Conway already practices these ideals and that the passed ordinance…



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KATV Anchor Takes UCA Communications Position

Christina Munoz will be leaving her anchor spot at Little Rock ABC affiliate KATV-7 to take a position at UCA as the new Associate Vice President for Communications, Public Relations and Marketing. The UCA press release refers to her by her married name, Christina Madsen. Munoz is an award-winning anchor for KATV’s 6 and 10 p.m. weekday newscasts. UCA President Tom Courtway said the hire brings “instant credibility and experience” to the university’s communication efforts.   “She is trusted and respected by her peers and widely recognized as one of the best communicators of our time,” Courtway said. “Her professionalism, expertise…

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UCA Quidditch team takes flight

A group of students has taken their love for all things Harry Potter and channeled it into bringing some wizardry to UCA through an official Quidditch team. UCA’s Quidditch team began as a group of friends who wanted to do something fun together. “The group was originally a Harry Potter fan club/sports team, but as we realized the importance of trying to keep the sport of Quidditch alive, it has morphed itself into a full-fledged team in preparation for regional competitions,” sophomore and Quidditch President Jeffrey Homstad said. Homstad is a transfer student from Texas A&M, where he also played on…


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Pro Day showcases Central Arkansas talent

Nine players participated in the UCA hosted Pro Day March 11, 2015 with aspirations of being one of 224 picks in the upcoming NFL Draft. Former Bears place kicker Eddie Camara, offensive linemen Cole Caruthers and C.J. Simon, running back Willie Matthews, defensive lineman T.J. Randall and wide receivers Dezmin Lewis and Damien Watts were the participants for UCA. Seniors tight end from the University of Arkansas—Monticello Matt Pearce and quarterback Kiehl Frazier from Ouachita Baptist University also participated in the Pro Day. Following measurement and weigh-ins, the seniors participated in a series of drills for representatives of the NFL’s St.…

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5 free things at UCA you may not know about

Free printing in the SGA Office Paying for printing is a pain, even with the $5 you’re given to print at Torreyson. If you don’t want to invest in your own printer, that printing money probably won’t last until the end of the semester. However, if you go to the Student Government Association office on the second floor of the Student Center, you can print for free.   Massage chair in Student Health Center Did you know UCA’s Student Health Center has a massage chair? UCA students, staff and faculty can use it for free. Imagine how nice it would…


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Sorority Hosts ‘Mr. Esquire’ Pageant

The Theta Mu chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority will host its annual Mr.Esquire scholarship pageant Sunday April 13 in Ida Waldran Auditorium at 3:30 p.m. “We have a Hawaiian theme this year with the slogan being, ‘You Had Me At Aloha’,” junior Brittney Jackson said. “There will be five gentlemen competing for various awards, but their main goal is to be crowned Mr. Esquire 2014.” The following are the contestants in the pageant: senior Xavyier Bolden,  junior Kameron Lovelace, junior Silas Nellums, freshman Jalen Smith, and freshman Mardarius Butler. Mr.Esquire contestants will be judged by their interview, swim wear, talent,…

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Ernie G visits UCA with Encouraging and Positive Message

Speaker, activist and comedian Ernie G put on a memorable show at Snow Fine Arts on Thursday the 25th. He spread a message of “speak positive, be positive, do positive.” According to his website, Ernie G was born to a mexican, american, puerto rican, russian and french family as Enrnesto Tomas Gritzewsky. The name “Ernie G” was born in March of 1996 when Gritzewsky put on his first professional performance at the Eastside Comedy Jam in Alhambra, California. Embracing Hispanic Heritage Month, Ernie G strives to shine light on his story of struggle and triumph in a fun and motivating…



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