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UA Athlete Dismissed From Team Tamzen Tumlison Senior Staff Writer After a year highlighted by various athletic scandals among the Razorback athletic program, the Razorbacks have yet another dismissal of a studentathlete to face. This is the case of Thomas Altimont, former right-handed pitcher for the UA baseball team, who was arrested Friday for kidnapping and third degree domestic battery.
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“After reviewing all the information, I’ve decided to dismiss Thomas from our baseball program.”
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Courtesy Photo The finish of the Boston Marathon became a chaotic scene after two explosions detonated in quick succession Monday afternoon.
Staff Report A UA honors student, the owner of Bordinos and 35 other Arkansans were among runners in the Boston Marathon Monday where two explosions ripped through the finish line, killing two people and injuring more than 100 others, authorities said. Christopher Moutos, UA senior honors biological science and biological chemistry major, was not on scene when the first bomb went
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“I just received a text saying, ‘I’m OK, but I’m shook up.’” Doug Allen
Co-owner and business partner of Jose’s in Fayetteville Moutos completed the race at 12:49 p.m. (EST), according to the Boston Athletic Association website. This
dinos, finished the marathon at 2:48 p.m. (EST), according to the Boston Athletic Association website.
Doug Allen, co-owner and business partner of Jose’s in Fayetteville, received a text from Fennel saying he was OK. “I just received a text saying ‘I’m okay, but I’m shook up,’” Allen said. Fennel messaged Allen about 10 to 15 minutes after the initial explosion, Allen said. Cellphone service after the explosion was operating, but heavy traffic flow made it difficult to contact people in
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off. He had already left the downtown area, he said. The first explosion occurred just before 3 p.m.
Head coach Dave Van Horn dismissed Altimont from the UA baseball program and announced his decision Monday. “After reviewing all the information, I’ve decided to dismiss Thomas from our baseball program,” Van Horn said. “We have and will continue to hold our student-athletes to a high standard and any inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.” Although Altimont will no longer be playing on the team, the Office of Student-Athlete Success will continue to aid Altimont for the rest of the academic year depending on Altimont’s status as a student at the UA. Altimont’s second hearing will be May 13 at the Washington County Circuit Court.
As gun sales around the country increased after the Newton, Conn., school shooting, ammunition sales have also increased, causing a shortage that could affect students’ hunting activities. “I’m definitely feeling that in the future it will be harder to get it,” said Lauren Cloud, sophomore finance major. “My family has been
stocking up.” Other students agree. “There’s definitely a shortage going on because people can’t find what they need,” said Brannon Daniels, agricultural business major. “Ammo for smaller assault rifles will be harder to find because of the Sandy Hook incident.” Despite frequently bare shelves, Daniels said he usually tries to buy his ammunition at Walmart or
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The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department held a public meeting this month to discuss preliminary designs for the first phase of the widening of Razorback Road. The first phase of the project will start at the intersec-
tion of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Razorback Road, and end at Leroy Pond Drive, said Mike Johnson, associate vice chancellor for facilities management. The entire project includes widening Razorback Road to four lanes, along with some turn lanes and three new stoplights, Johnson said. Sidewalks will be constructed on both sides; one side will be 6 feet wide, and the other will
be 10 feet wide. The lanes will be placed on Razorback Road in between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Maple Street. “The project will make the area safer for students and the public attending events on campus,” Johnson said. “It also fills in the missing link of four lane at what has become the university’s main
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There were a total of six arrests directly related to Row Week and five other public intoxication arrests that didn’t happen at a fraternity house therefore it can’t be directly related with Row. “There were a few rule
changes that were communicated with the greek office and the panhellenic council beforehand,” UAPD spokesman Lt. Vance Rice said. In one incident, police officers found a young female passed out in lot 6 near, behind the Greek Theater. “We don’t know where
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McKenna Gallagher Staff Photographer In an effort to reduce traffic congestion, the University of Arkansas and the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department are preparing a project to widen Razorback Road.
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WIDEN continued from page 1 entrance.” The $9 million estimated cost of the project includes expenses other than the road expansion, such as sidewalks and additional traffic lights along Razorback Road, Johnson said. “I think this project is totally unnecessary,” said James Wilson, psychology major. “I could see this being useful during football games, but otherwise the traffic on Razorback Road really isn’t that bad. The university should be putting all that money towards our students’ education
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Those injured were taken for medical care to a tent originally set up for fatigued runners. A senior U.S. intelligence official said that two other devices were found but they were dismantled. There was no word on the motive or who may have launched the attack. This year 27,000 runners participated in the 26.2-mile race, one of Boston’s biggest annual events. This article includes information from the Associated Press.
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“I could see this being useful during football games, but otherwise the traffic on Razorback Road really isn’t that bad.” James Wilson
Psychology Major rather than all these pointless construction projects.” The city of Fayetteville has already begun moving utility lines. The entire project could last more than 30 months, Johnson said. New traffic lights will be installed at the intersections of Razorback Road and Leroy Pond Drive, Meadow Street and West Maple Street. Construction crews will do their best to avoid campus traffic, only working at certain times of the day and never on game days, Johnson said. Randy Ort, highway department spokesman, said the department is sensitive to scheduling to prevent potential disruptions around football games and other events that draw lots of traffic and large numbers of pedestrians.
Row Week Events Local Gun Owners Scramble to Buy Ammo Raise Money Justin Glawe The Bemidji Pioneer, Minn. In the pre-dawn hours outside Gander Mountain, a scene reminiscent of a movie opening or concert tickets going on sale plays out each Wednesday, just before the arrival of pallets of ammunition. Some get there as early as 5 a.m., but all are in line at 7 a.m., when numbers are handed out to the waiting. First come, first serve. Then, it’s another two hours before the ammo is sold. And employees like Thor Sherva, a 21-year-old employee who has worked at the store for the last two years, don’t bother putting it on the shelves. “If it’s a bullet, if it shoots, it’s out the door,” he said. A walk down the aisles of the store shows gun owners aren’t concerned with buying shotgun shells, though. Those shelves, containing 12- and 20-gauge ammunition for weapons used primarily for hunting, are full. But when it comes to .22-caliber and 9 mm ammunition, the weekly shipments to the store are gone within minutes. Specifically, 5,000 rounds of .22-caliber and a few thousand rounds of 9 mm bullets were paid for and bagged in less than five minutes on Wednesday, Sherva said. At the store in Bemidji,
one of 119 stores the chain operates in 23 states, it’s easy to pinpoint the moment the massive ammo buy began. “Obama’s speech on the Newtown shooting was huge,” Sherva said. “We sold out of ammo that night.” Tom Corson, a 63-yearold veterinarian shopping Thursday at Gander Mountain, was not one of those who fled to the store, and other ammunition suppliers, the night of Obama’s speech on the Sandy Hook shooting. But he recognized the effects of the president’s address. “He’s the best salesman
agencies are also feeling the pinch of decreased supplies and increased costs. Beltrami County Sheriff Phil Hodapp, while not yet having to restrict the amount of training his deputies can participate in, said shooting sessions might eventually have to decrease. “Public demand is out of control right now,” Hodapp said. “It’s going to affect us if the price keeps going up. If the situation doesn’t change, we’ll have to make changes by the end of the year.” A certain amount of ammunition -- duty ammo -- is set aside for officers’
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Gander Mountain Employee for guns and ammo there’s ever been,” Corson said of the President. The buying has not abated, according to Sherva, and the bullets go quickly and early. Corson said the continued scramble for ammunition might be a problem that compounds upon itself -- empty shelves might lead some to believe there’s a shortage, prompting the stocking up that takes place each Wednesday, Corson said. But the public’s appetite for ammunition is affecting more than the companies who make the product. Law enforcement
weapons, and the rest is used for training, keeping the aim of police sharp. But, like law enforcement agencies around the country, Hodapp has been dealing with shortages of ammunition long before Aurora, prior to Sandy Hook and nearly a decade before Obama’s speech that sent gun owners scrambling for bullets and AR-15s. “We’ve been dealing with this, really, since the Iraq War started,” he said. “We try to stay a year ahead, and luckily we’ve got a stockpile. But it’s all hard to come by right now.”
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Greek Life at the UA has been busy during the past week as Row Week was reenacted this year. In previous years, Row Week spiraled downhill after many problems with bad behavior and student drinking. Recruitment Orientation Week promoted bad behavior, giving Greek Life a negative stereotype because of alcohol consumption, said Todd Jenkins, assistant director of Greek Life. Fraternities and sororities did not organize Row Week last year in order to rebuild the system with a positive attitude, turning the ideas and the bad reputation around. Students participated in a number of events and activities throughout an overhauled Row Week. April 6th, Greek Life invited the UAPD and the manager of Grub’s Bar & Grill to speak for an alcohol summit to prepare students for the week ahead. Speakers discussed the legal risks of drinking and the many problems and consequences with underage drinking, as well as managing risky behaviors throughout the week, Jenkins said. UA fraternities coordinated events that took place
during the day, taking a step forward toward responsibility and staying out of trouble. On April 7th, a fundraising golf tournament was held at the Razorback Park Golf Course and participated in by fraternity members. Fraternities raised over $1000 through the golf philanthropy, which was donated to the children’s hospital, Jenkins said. On Monday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., UA fraternities hosted a “custodian appreciation day” in order to show their gratification for all the amenities the UA staff members provide. A celebration for the staff of the Union was presented as a surprise in which students took positions of the custodial staff, relieving custodians of every piece of their duties for two hours. A dodgeball tournament was held Wednesday, building brotherhood and community among the entire fraternity system. Sororities participated in rules for the week with positive attitudes and made excellent support systems for all events and activities, according to the Interfraternity Council. “The Interfraternity Council worked hard to change the perception of Row Week this year, to rebuild and make it fun, positive and safe for everyone,” Jenkins said.
ROW continued from page 1 she was previously, but she was charged with minor in possession of alcohol and had to be sent to the hospital for alcohol poisoning,” Lt. Rice said. The arrests this year were slightly down from previous years, which is believed to be contributed to all parties being during
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McKenna Gallagher Staff Photographer The current shortage of ammunition makes its way to Fayetteville, placing further restrictions on ammunition purchases and limiting the supply of local gun and ammunition stores. Academy because it’s convenient, but he said he also goes to specialized gun stores because they are more likely to have ammunition available. He said Dick’s Sporting Goods in his hometown in Greenbrier, Ark., has “a sorry selection.” “The hardest issue I’ve had is finding .22 ammo because you can’t get it in bulk,” Daniels said. “Standard rounds I haven’t had problems with. You just have know what to look for now. Particular brands are in shorter supply than others. It’s up to con-
sumer choice depending on what you like to shoot.” Federal brand ammunition has been the hardest to find, while Core-Lokt ammunition has been relatively easy to obtain, he said. Daniels also said he’s had trouble finding specialty ammunition such as 7.62-by-54 mm cartridges for his Russian rifle. To prevent ammunition flipping, which occurs when people buy all the ammunition at retail stores and then sell it online for double, Walmart has rationed its ammunition to three boxes per
customer per day, according to CNN. As demand for ammunition has increased, so have prices. A box of 50 rounds for an assault rifle is now $25 compared to $12 in the past, according to CNN. “The industry wants to create a shortage so they can take advantage of all this going on to capture profits while people panic,” Daniels said. “The days of being able to go in and get ammo for $10 a box are over.” The shortage of ammunition could restrict some stu-
dents’ recreational activities such as hunting and going to the shooting range. Cloud said she and her family “live in the woods” during deer season and go hunting almost every weekend. “It would definitely depend on what kind of ammo was being restricted,” Cloud said. “If it was distance ammo for weapons that are long range, we wouldn’t be able to go to the shooting range and practice to get comfortable with the weapons. If it was shortrange ammo, we wouldn’t be able to go hunting as much.”
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Students can make their opinion heard during the ASG meetings 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Graduate Education Building. There is a public comment section during each meeting where students can speak for two minutes before the legislation starts, said Mike Norton, ASG Chair of Senate. Results of these legislations will be published after they are voted on.
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UAPD Takes No Chances Joe DelNero Opinion Editor Futrall was evacuated last week for a bomb threat. The architecture department was evacuated last Friday because of suspected “terroristic threatening.” While the first was a false alarm and the second resulted in Carlos Guzman Martinez having a hearing Monday about the allegations, questions remain: Are events, tweets and parts of everyday life are being misinterpreted as threatening? And is the UA administration overreacting with these evacuations? Lindell Avenue by Futrall Hall was closed off for almost 45 minutes, according to Arkansas Newswire, because there was a “suspicious device” with running cables on the sidewalk. Facilities Management couldn’t identify whether or not this was a dangerous device, so while Lindell was closed, the K-9 unit was called out only to discover this was simply a remote water transmitter. A false alarm. Secondly, the architecture department was evacuated because a Twitter message was interpreted as a threat. The message by Martinez read “UPDATE: Someone screams over the mezzanine and shoots all the forth [sic] year,” according to a news release. UAPD Lt. Gary Crain said the department sent students home from two of the studios for the “peace of
mind of their students, faculty and staff,” in a Traveler staff report on Monday. I’ll be the first to admit I cannot stand false alarms. Since elementary school, unscheduled fire drills and tornado alarms drove me crazy. The first drill, yes, I was likely scared and followed procedure and my teacher to the letter. But because I see them over and over again, it’s just a habit for me to snag a frisbee or a book knowing it’s always a drill and I better have something to do. Every time it turns out to be a false alarm, I just say it is an inconvenience for everyone. However, despite these personal impressions, I would like to commend UAPD for handling these events. They have stuck to following this precautionary principle where it is better safe than sorry. Seeing violent movies and hearing about campus shootings and crime, it seems like these things could never happen to us. However, UAPD is going the extra mile to ensure this violence stays away from our clean campus. Pulling out the K-9 unit, evacuating a street a lot of campus residents use going to class and evacuating architecture studios are steps that would typically upset me, especially if I’m working on a deadline. But precaution is so intensely necessary on a campus like this. Weighing the risks and ensuring students continue to take them seriously is the job of UAPD. Through these two recent events, I’ve seen UAPD is willing to act, and that makes me even more confident working on this campus. Joe DelNero is a senior broadcast journalism major and the opinion editor of the Arkansas Traveler.
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In the April 9 article “Northwest Arkansas Fights Child Abuse,” “childhood abuse month” should read “childhood abuse awareness month.” While Helen Ward, outreach advocate for Peace at Home Family Shelter encourages social work majors to volunteer, she also would like to express the importance of a variety of majors helping with child advocacy “agencies,” not “groups” as previously reported. The Traveler reported “the most common type of child abuse is neglect, Ward said.” We redact that neglect is “the most common type of abuse.”
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There’s No Cure to Sleep Deprivation Hebron Chester
Staff Columnist After staying up until three in the morning dropping a friend off at the airport, I began to think about sleep deprivation. I’m sure we have all pulled an allnighter studying for a test or writing a paper at some point in our college careers. And, of course, that occasional late night is part of the college experience. But data shows many college students make non-sleep a habit that can have nasty consequences. According to GetSleep, a website operated with the Harvard Medical School, only 11 percent of college students claim to have good sleep quality. Our health and thinking abilities might be affected by sleep deprivation more than we realize. Students who don’t sleep during periods of stress are “sabotaging their physical and mental health,” according to Roxanne Prichard, assistant professor of psychology at the University of St. Thomas. She goes on to say that drawbacks in immune and cardiovascular systems along with weight gain are
health risks that come with lack of sleep. Several studies claim college students get an average of less than six hours a night, and often much less. That’s quite a difference from the seven to nine hours recommended by sleep experts. Experts have concluded that students who do not get enough sleep in school have lower grade-point averages because they perform worse on tests. Lack of sleep decreases concentration, and the brain simply does not perform at top level. Experts also recommend not pulling an all-nighter to study because it reduces the ability to retain information by 40 percent. So, go to sleep for just a little bit. It will pay off. So what advice do the experts give to help this national sleeping problem? They say get softer sheets and a more comfortable mattress. They say get a whitenoise machine to block out noise. They say if your college roommate has a different sleep schedule, have a “friendly” discussion. Yeah, I’m sure that will go over well. These ideas all work on paper, but I have trouble be-
lieving they would work in the real world. What about the students with jobs to pay for school? A lot of them don’t have the time to get the recommended amount of sleep, and that’s without socializing or playing video games or watching television or doing whatever else keeps college students up. Getting a softer bed or investing in a white noise machine won’t solve their problems. Neither will sticking to a sleep schedule, which experts advise. Many would love one but just can’t have one because of other priorities. In my mind, students will be sleep-deprived in college. There is no solution for some of us who work latenight shifts after morning and afternoon classes. We live in a 24-hour world, and that means we don’t sleep as much. Rather than leaving you depressed about how tired you are without any interesting or useful advice, unless you want to quit your job and extracurriculars, I do have a few fascinating facts: If you drink coffee right before a nap, you will wake up more alert and energized
because the coffee takes 20 minutes to take effect, according to lifehacker.com. Exactly 26 minutes is the best length for a nap. NASA found that it improved performance by 34 percent and alertness by 54 percent, on lifehacker.com. Albert Einstein would take power naps by holding a pencil in his hand so when he went into deep sleep, it would fall and he would wake, refreshed, in the Salvador Dali napping technique, according to ArtofManliness.com. Einstein believed these naps helped him think more clearly, and considering what he accomplished, it seemed to do him good. Regardless of fun facts about sleep, missing out on this necessary routine is detrimental to our health. Unless we quit our jobs, abandon the extracurriculars we enjoy or choose not to get an extra few hours of studying before our big tests, we will continue to miss our sleep cycles. Hebron Chester is a staff cartoonist and writer for the Arkansas Traveler.
Better Gun Background Checks Would Help Sen. Pat Toomey MCT Campus Is there a way that we, as Americans, can improve our ability to stop guns from getting into the hands of criminals and the dangerously mentally ill, without denying the freedom of law-abiding people to own firearms? That’s the question I have grappled with as the U.S. Senate turns to the issue of gun control. I did not enter this debate with a blank slate. My record is one of support for gun rights, in the bipartisan Pennsylvania tradition. I have also long supported common-sense, criminalbackground checks before someone can purchase a gun. The agreement I have reached with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., would responsibly expand the background-check system and make it more effective. Background checks are not a cure-all. Determined criminals can find ways to obtain weapons. But background checks are helpful.
Since checks began in 1998, more than 100,000 people who are ineligible to own guns have been denied them each year. For every horrific Newtown-type tragedy that has happened, and thankfully there have been few, many more may have been averted among the 1.8 million gunsale denials that have already occurred under the current background-check system. More than half of those denials have been because the gun buyer had a felony criminal record. Thousands of denials have resulted from domestic-violence records and serious mental-health problems. These are exactly the kinds of people who present serious dangers to public safety. It is already illegal for them to own guns. The backgroundcheck system is merely a tool to help enforce the law and protect the public. Unfortunately, that tool is applied very unevenly. For 15 years, it has been the law of the land that criminalbackground checks are re-
quired before purchases at gun dealerships. However, purchases at gun shows and over the Internet have not required such checks. These loopholes have clearly allowed many dangerous people to illegally obtain guns. I’m convinced that the gunshow and Internet loopholes should be closed. I respect the sincerely held concerns that many people have about erosions of constitutional rights. The good news is that we now have many years of evidence on this question, and it has not proven to be a problem. For more than a decade, federal law has required background checks for dealership sales, and in Pennsylvania, for 18 years, virtually all handgun purchases of any kind have been subject to background checks. The system has not led to an erosion of rights. It’s very simple. If you pass a background check, you can buy a gun. It’s the people who fail a criminal or mental-health background check who we don’t want having guns.
Washington is a bizarre and in many ways a broken place. Things that should not be controversial often are. Things that should achieve consensus often don’t. Partisanship frequently gets in the way. The way the gun debate was heading, there were some sweeping proposals that really would have infringed on personal freedom, and there were other forces against doing anything, despite the glaring loopholes in our system. Both of those approaches have their passionate supporters, but I believe both are a disservice to the public. We can do better. We can make it harder for criminals and the dangerously mentally ill to obtain guns, while preserving the rights of law-abiding people to do so. There is common ground here. I hope we can achieve it. Pat Toomey is a Republican U.S. senator from Pennsylvania. This story was retrieved from MCT Campus.
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Madelynne Jones Staff Writer A UA senior has big plans beyond the five outfits she sent down the Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week runway a couple weeks ago. Her passion for “fashion for good” has taken her to Africa twice and to New York Fashion Week this September. “My passion is for art and colors and patterns. I’ve never been a fashionista or cared that much about what I wear, but I love creating beautiful things,” Anna Taylor, senior, said. Her line of women’s clothing is a bright collection of African skies, flowers, and vibrant Kenyan prints, hand-dyed by Kenyan women. “I want it to be things you can wear in America. The cuts of the garments are more classic and familiar than the wild things you’d wear in the African bush,” Taylor said. “It’s not all about you when you buy an outfit, you can give simultaneously. I think a lot of people are catching on and want their purchases to have an impact, to go beyond themselves. It’s exciting to be starting a company right now,” Taylor said. In her first trip to Africa, Taylor worked with child-run orphanages in Rwanda, then came home to Arkansas and made and sold wire crosses to raise money for the children’s education. “That’s when I first realized that I can use my creativity to help people,” Taylor said. Taylor lived in Kenya for six months her sophomore year, with a passion to live out the words of James 1:27, which says that pure and undefiled religion is to care for widows and orphans. There, she met a pastor who suggested she start a sewing program with the two women he had willing to work. The program now has 16 women in training. Taylor spent the following months growing the program, tracking down and becoming familiar with African fabrics and researching market trends for her line of clothing, which she sent down the NWA Fashion Show runway in March. Taylor worked with two companies while in Kenya. Amani Ya Juu, which means “peace from above” in Swahili, is a clothing company that employs refugee women. Here, Taylor learned how to dye fabrics and create patterns using the batik technique of wax dying, and how to make jewelry. The other company Kiko Romeo, was a highend clothing company run by a Scottish woman who went to design school in Rome. The highquality materials used in Kiko Romeo’s line are hard to come by in Africa. All the fabrics Taylor used in her show were picked out during her time in Africa. She flew to an African beach to find the Java print she used in her line, tracking down the man whose greatgrandfather invented the African fabric print.
Courtesy Photo Caroline Potts Staff Photographer A NWAFW model (above) showcases one of Senior Anna Taylor’s dresses. Taylor (right) sews fabric in the Sewing Lab in the Home Economics Building, Monday, April 15. Her work was displayed in the Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week runway and helps widows and orphans in Kenya. The government shut down fabric manufacturers in Kenya, so its hard to find quality cotton, Taylor said. “It was really neat because I did the internships and learned a lot, but I also got to create a co-op with the women in those companies,” Taylor said. She was able to have the two designers she worked with join her in a cotton co-op, which created jobs for farmers and provided designers with quality materials. “It was really neat to create unity with the designers in Kenya,” Taylor said. Taylor said her stay in Kenya could be hard at times. “I remember going to the workshop and thinking no one in the world knows where I am right now,” she said. “I was so on my own. I remember going to the workshop and being with the 13 women I had in training and telling them ‘I need you to watch out for me and take care of me because you’re my family.’” Moments like that kept Taylor going. “Designing is fun, but I’m starting a company, so I have to do the financial and business planning and everything that’s not my first love,” Taylor said. Taylor said she still feels she’s getting her name
out there. “There is a demand for the program, but start-up money is hard,” Taylor said. If people want to order things Taylor can make a few, but she can’t mass produce until she has start-up money to launch the production in Kenya. Once the 16 women in training graduate, she will be ready to hire them and make and sell a lot of garments, Taylor said. Taylor will be attending New York Fashion Week in September with Korto Momolu, the second place winner of the 2009 Project Runway season, who she met in Little Rock while visiting
another designer. “My purpose as a company right now is to manufacture for designers that want to give their brand a lift,” Taylor said. Momolu, who knew of the organizations Taylor interned with, will work with Taylor to create a line manufactured by women in Kenya. “It’s exciting,” Taylor said. “God’s opening all the doors and its not like I’m doing anything at all. He’s making it happen and it’s because he wants to provide for this one. So I’m just letting him use me.”
Strawberries, A Sweet Supplement Georgia Carter Staff Writer
When the weather warms up, an abundance of produce is available and better than ever. One warm weather standby is the strawberry. Strawberries are not just delicious, but also healthy. They can help contribute to your daily servings of fruits and can add a little bit of sweetness and color into your diet. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, one strawberry has about 6 calories, depending on the size, and can give you 18 percent of your daily vitamin C. Strawberries, which are most widely grown in California, are also a good source of folate and potassium. They also contain dietary fiber, which helps with the digestive system. Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden found that strawberries, due to their high vitamin C content, can help protect the eyes from harsh UV rays, which can damage the protein in the eye lens. UV rays harming the eye lens can lead to cataracts in older age. Vitamin C can also play a role in strengthening the eyes cornea and retina. The chemistry scholarly journal Food Chemistry recently published research displaying that Strawberries are a strong source of antioxidants. Regular consumption of foods containing antioxidants can help to lower the risk of chronic diseases, like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Strawberries can also help improve the quality of the skin. According to the Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, strawberry extract can protect skin cells from UVA damage and increase cell survival. Not that eating strawberries is a replacement for using sunscreen, but the fruit, or products containing strawberry extract, can help give an extra boost to your SPF. Strawberries also have anti-inflammatory properties.
hint of spiciness make the strawberries tartness and sweetness even more clear. These recipes also take strawberries out of their usual use in deserts in an interesting way. This strawberry pizza uses strawberries in a new and interesting way.
Strawberry Pizza: Ingredients raw pizza dough, homemade or store bought 1/2 cup strawberry preserves 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1 cup of fresh spinach 1 cup fresh strawberries 1/2 cup sweet onion 1/4 cup of raw almonds 2 tablespoons of cilantro 2 tablespoons of sriracha sauce
Courtesy Photo Cholesterol may not be a huge problem for many college students, but as people get older it becomes more of a problem. The Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Center studied the effect of strawberries on a cholesterol-lowering diet and found that adding strawberries to that diet made it more effective. High blood pressure is a problem that affects many Americans. The potassium in strawberries can help regulate blood pressure because it acts as a deterrent against sodium. With all of the great health benefits of strawberries, there is hardly any excuse not to eat these delicious, red berries. They make a great addition to any smoothie or a sweet summer salad, or just by themselves. They are also delicious sliced on top of ice cream or yogurt. There are a great deal
of recipes that use strawberries and are easy and healthy. Dipping strawberries in chocolate is a great option for dessert. Dried strawberries are a great snack to take to get you through work or classes between meals, without having to worry about bruising or refrigerating the strawberries.
Dried Strawberries: 1. Slice any amount of strawberries (in halves if the strawberries are smaller, or fourths if they are large) and season with a little bit of salt and pepper. 2. Dry in the oven for three hours at 210 degrees. Using strawberries in recipes that also use flavorful herbs, rich cheeses, and ingredients with a
Directions 1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees 2. Bring the balsamic vinegar to a boil 3. Add in strawberry preserves and the sriracha sauce to the balsamic and set aside to cool 4. Spread out pizza dough to desired size, if the dough is particularly liquidy it may need a bit of prebaking 5. Chop onions and spinach 6. Run almonds through a food processor 7. Spread sauce, spinach and onions on the dough, followed by the almonds and cheese 8. Bake the pizza for about 18 minutes 9. Chop strawberries and cilantro and add them to the pizza when it is done baking. Strawberries tote many different nutritional benefits and are as delectable as they are healthy. They are easy to use in many different recipes and are great when added to basic foods. So take advantage of the season and add strawberries into your everyday diet, not only because they are yummy, but also because they are good for you.
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9 Razorbacks Eligible for NFL Draft
The draft prospect that everyone seems to be talking about Wilson is quarterback Tyler Wilson. After an impressive junior season in 2011, Wilson struggled in 2012. His completion percentage, passing yards and touchdowns decreased, while his interceptions increased. Also, he has been criticized
Dennis Johnson Running back Dennis Johnson impressed NFL scouts his senior year by rushing for 5.5 yards per carry and eight touchdowns. Norris rates him as the No. 6 running back in the class and projects him to be a fifth-round selection, but notes that he needs to fix his fumbling problem.
Former Razorbacks Seek Success in Majors
Cameron McCauley Staff Writer
Six former members of the Arkansas baseball team have found themselves on active MLB rosters early in the 2013 season. Cliff Lee, LHP Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cliff Lee is by far the most distinguished Diamond Hog alumnus in the MLB. Lee’s best season came in 2008 when he finished with a 22-3 record, 2.54 ERA in 223 innings pitched, giving him the American League Cy Young Award as a member of the Cleveland Indians. The Benton, Ark., native is part of a loaded (but aging) starting rotation that also features Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels and Vance Worley. Lee is off to a hot start in 2013, boasting a 2-0 record and 1.08 ERA in only two starts. Eric Hinske, First Base-
man Arizona Diamondbacks Hinske, a journeyman that is now on his seventh team in 12 MLB seasons, has seen limited playing time in 2013 mostly as a pinch hitter backing up everyday 1B Paul Goldschmidt. Hinske’s claim to fame was winning the 2002 AL Rookie of the Year award after hitting 24 home runs and 84 RBIs. Despite only seeing nine at-bats so far in 2013, Hinske still has power potential, hitting .333 with a home run this year. Craig Gentry, Outfielder Texas Rangers Gentry is being looked on by the Rangers’ coaching staff to fill the extra outfield position left vacated by Josh Hamilton. The centerfield position has been by committee so far this season for Texas, who have used Gentry and Leonys Martin interchangeably so far early in 2013. Gentry has started six games in center while Martin
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Johnson 49ers and he could go in the third to fourth round, said Matt Miller, a reporter for BleacherReport.com. NFL.com gave him a 70 grade.
Knile Davis Knile Davis is another Arkansas running back that could be selected during this year’s draft. Davis has battled injuries since high school, but his athletic upside has scouts intrigued. He was one of six Razorbacks invited to the NFL Combine and he made the most of his time there. He
ran a 4.37-second 40-yard dash and had 31 reps in the bench press, both of which were second best among the running backs. According to CBSSports. com, Davis is the No. 19 running back in the draft and is projected to be taken in the seventh round. NFL.com gave him a 60.4 grade.
ports.com, he is the No. 17 wide receiver and will be a fourth-round selection. Tight end Chris Gragg battled injuries last season and struggles in the blocking game, but scouts still think he has a chance in the NFL because of his pass catching and route running ability. He is the No. 9 tight end and projected to be a fifth to Other sixth-round pick by CBSSports.com. Several other former RaOther draft eligible Razorbacks are also making zorbacks are outside linenoise as potential draft picks. backer Alonzo Highsmith, The highest rated of these re- punter Dylan Breeding and maining players is offensive defensive tackle DeQuinta guard Alvin Bailey. Jones. CBSSports.com projects Highsmith could be a Bailey to be a third-round “late-round pick” pick, while NFL.com gave and has a 52.4 him a 67 overall grade. grade, according Wide receiver Cobi to NFL.com. Hamilton is also exBreeding was pected to be taken in tied for the fastthis year’s draft, est specialist at after having the NFL a breakout C o m senior seabine, son. runNFL. ning c o m the 40g a v e yard him a dash 72.9 in 4.74 s e c onds. He is grade. rated as Hamilton the No. 9 has the size punter in of an NFL rethe class. ceiver but Jones relacks the ceived a speed. Ac53.2 grade cording on NFL. Davis to CBSScom.
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Several former Razorbacks hope to hear their name called at this year’s NFL Draft in New York City. The draft begins Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN with the first round, continues with the second and third rounds Friday at 6:30 p.m. and concludes with the fourth through seventh rounds Saturday at 11 a.m. Here’s a look at some of the former Razorbacks that could be selected.
for his footwork. On ESPN’s Jon Gruden Quarterback Camp, Gruden called Wilson the “Arkansas Ostrich” because of his poor footwork. Despite these factors, he is still projected to be selected Friday. Josh Norris of NFL.com rates Wilson as the No. 1 quarterback in the draft, but has him projected in the third round. He is the No. 5 quarterback and projected to be a secondround pick according to CBSSports.com. He is also the highest graded Razorback on NFL.com with an 83.5 grade. Traveler Archive
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Razorbacks Finish with 2 Victories
Cameron McCauley Staff Writer The Arkansas women’s tennis team beat LSU and the University of Houston this weekend to cap the 2013 regular season on a high note. Arkansas beat LSU 6-1 Saturday in Fayetteville to kick off the weekend at the Dills Indoor Tennis Complex. LSU finished the regular season 8-15, and 1-12 in conference play. The Razorbacks have won six straight matches against LSU, and in seven of the last eight times the two teams have met, the Hogs have been victorious. Arkansas was dominant in doubles play against LSU, as the duo of Yang Pang and Brittany Huxley beat Ariel Morton and Mary Jeremiah 8-1. The Razorbacks’ Kimberly-Ann Surin and Ana Lorena Belmar Hernandez also handily beat their opponents Kaitlin Burns and Ella Taylor by a score of 8-2. The team honored Claudine Paulson against LSU Saturday for Senior Day. The 78th-ranked player in the nation, Paulson was met with a standing ovation after winning in straight sets against Ella Taylor by a score of 6-1,
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Hogs Split Matches in Louisiana
Zack Wheeler Staff Writer
The Arkansas men’s tennis team beat Jackson State, but lost to LSU in a pair of matches in the W.T. “Dub” Robinson Tennis Stadium in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday. “We played some solid tennis today,” head coach Robert Cox said. “While we dropped a match to LSU, the score doesn’t show the quality of play that was shown by both teams.” The Razorbacks’ first match of the day was against LSU. The highlight of the first match was a comeback victory from sophomore Jovan Parlic on court six. Parlic dropped his first set, but rallied and took the second 6-1 and the third 6-4. Parlic’s win was the lone point for Arkansas against LSU. Gregoire Lehmann and Mike Nott were still playing when LSU clinched the match. Arkansas faced Jackson State Saturday evening and earned a 4-0 victory to improve its record to 16-15 for
Athletic Media Relations Jovan Parlic returns the ball at the Arkansas v. LSU tennis match, Saturday, April 13. the season. The Razorbacks took the doubles point from Jackson State with a win from Hall Fess and Santiago Munoz and the other victory from Nott and Pete Thomason.
Jackson State defaulted court six due to lack of players so Arkansas received a point for the default. The Razorbacks got their other two dual match points with a victory from Parlic and Thomason.
These were the last two regular season matches of the season for the Razorbacks. Arkansas will travel to Oxford, Miss., next week for the Southeastern Conference Tournament beginning Wednesday.
NBA Superstar Bryant Will Finish on His Own Terms
Zach Wheeler Staff Writer The achilles tendon is a vital part to normal daily activities. It is one of the longer tendons in the body that stretches from the heel all the
way to the calf muscles. It allows you to extend your foot and do something as simple as point your toes to the floor. Pop. That is all it takes and suddenly your whole leg gives out and shock begins to set in. This is what happened to one of the greatest basketball players ever late Friday night. Kobe Bryant ruptured his achilles tendon in a fight to keep the Los Angeles Lakers’ playoff hopes alive against the Golden State Warriors. “I made a move that I make a million times and it just popped,” Bryant said after the game. He asked Harrison Barnes, who was guard-
ing him, if he kicked him and when he found out he didn’t he instantly knew it was bad. “I was just hoping it wasn’t what I knew it was,” Bryant said. “Just trying to walk it off, hoping that the sensation would come back, but no such luck.” What was more amazing about the whole situation was that Bryant went to the free throw line and made both free throws to put the Lakers, who went on to win the game, ahead of the Warriors. Many things have been said about Bryant, but nobody can argue his will and desire to achieve greatness.
Achilles injuries have ended the career of many great players in NBA history. Names such as Charles Barkley, Isiah Thomas and Shaquille O’Neal. Chauncey Billups recently suffered the injury and battled back to play again. Much speculation has risen that Bryant couldn’t possibly recover and play again. Never count him out, because the five-time NBA champion has a will that trumps a lot of the league. Bryant isn’t done. He will come back to prove all the doubters wrong and go out on his terms. Players don’t want to end their career on some-
body else’s terms. Bryant will once again go against conventional wisdom and return to the hardwood for one last crack at matching Michael Jordan’s ring collection. “I’ve never really had to deal with something like this,” Bryant said. “It’s a new experience for me. Obviously, there’s been a bunch of players that have had the same injury, so all I can do is look at them and what they’ve done and who had more success coming back quicker and healthier and see what they did and see if I can improve upon it.” Six to nine months is av-
erage for dealing with this severe injury. If anyone can defy and push those limits, it is Bryant. Don’t rule out this superstar. Who really thought he could pull the Lakers together and have them in contention for the playoffs after the start to their season? He pulled that off. The NBA needs Kobe to finish on his own terms, and he will. Zack Wheeler is a writer for the Arkansas Traveler. His column appears every Tuesday. Follow the sports section on Twitter @UATravSports.
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MAJORS continued from page 7 has started seven. Though Gentry is known for his defense and speed in center, he did post a .304 batting average in 240 at-bats in 2012. Drew Smyly, LHP Detroit Tigers Smyly had a breakout season in 2012 as a rookie, pitching 99.1 innings in 18 starts for a 3.99 ERA for the AL Champion Detroit Tigers. The 23-year-old Little Rock native has been moved to a bullpen position this year, and has continued his steady hand on the mound, pitching eight innings in relief and allowing only six hits in four appearances.
Smyly did have a blown save Friday in the 12th inning against the Oakland A’s, but shows a tremendous amount of upside and will be looked on as a spot starter at some point in the season. Dallas Keuchel, LHP Houston Astros Keuchel was just called up from Triple A Oklahoma City Saturday, and has pitched five innings in two appearances for the Astros, posting a 1.80 ERA in relief duty. Keuchel started the season on Houston’s 40 man roster and quickly got called to the majors after starting 16 games for the Astros last
season. He experienced some growing pains last season for the Astros, finishing 3-8 with a 5.27 ERA in 2012. Logan Forsythe, 2B San Diego Padres Forsythe has started 2013 on the 15-day disabled list with an injured foot. Forsythe has played in 152 games over the last two seasons, posting a .254 batting average with 38 RBIs in 2011 and 2012. He might struggle to find playing time behind everyday starters Chase Headley and Jedd Gyorko when he returns, but could see duty as a pinch hitter.
Kathleen Pait Staff Photographer Yang Pang returns the ball at the Arkansas v. LSU tennis match, Saturday, April 13. 6-3, finishing her career in Fayetteville with a strong victory. “Claudine has been as good of a senior, a player and person that we have ever had in the program,” head coach Michael Hegarty said. Pang, Huxley, McLean and Surin all won their singles sets against LSU, clinching the 6-1 match victory for Arkansas. “It was a big match win for us,” Hegarty said.
Arkansas then traveled to the University of Houston Sunday to beat the Cougars 4-2 to end the regular season with a team victory. Hernandez and Surin started the day off with victories in resounding fashion, beating their Houston opponents by scores of 6-0, 6-2 and 6-2, 6-1 respectively. McLean and Segou Jonker fell in their singles sets to their opponents, but Arkansas’
Huxley beat Houston’s Charlotte Phillips in a second set tie break to clinch the match for the Razorbacks, 6-2, 7-5. The two teams did not play any doubles matches. The Razorbacks head to the Southeastern Conference tournament at Mississippi State beginning April 17. Arkansas is the No. 10 seed in the tournament and will face No. 7 Auburn in the first round Thursday at 2 p.m.
Photo Courtesy of the Associated Press Detroit Tigers Pitcher Drew Smiley throws against the New York Yankees in the 9th inning in Detroit Friday. Detroit won 8-3.
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