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The student living industry has been making the most of UA’s steady growth over the last few years, building complexes with hundreds of rooms, exclusively for students. “They’re coming in and I think it’s certainly different to have some of these large, predominantly student-only housing projects,” said Andrew Garner, the senior planner for the city of Fayetteville. Fayetteville’s traditional housing stock was based more on the necessities, Garner said, but recent construction has focused on upscale student living. It is no longer uncommon for studens to take a short walk to the building’s workout center, pool or study lounge.

“From what I’ve heard from these housing developers, they feel like there’s a market for that, which is a different market,” Garner said. The developers are also new to the area. Instead of local companies owning and managing new complexes like The Grove and The Domain, out-ofstate businesses want in on the growing pool of student cash. “I think almost all of them are from out-of-state,” Garner said. “They’re not the ones that have been here a long time and changing what they’re doing. They’re like a chain, a college student housing developer that does these, and they do it at all the major college cities around the country. “They figure out when there’s a need for a product in

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Aneeka Majid Staff Photographer Students attend the UREC Bash Tuesday, Aug. 28 at the HPER and learn about club sports and university recreation opportunities.

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It’s Friday night, and a group of friends are arguing over the hour’s most intense debate — where to eat in Fayetteville. With all of the unique restaurants on Dickson Street, fast food on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and American chain restaurants on College Avenue, there are meal venues to fit every college student’s budget. Fayetteville, is one of the best college towns to live in be-

An easy and cheap way to furnish your place is with furniture from Craigslist. Full Story, Page 5

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Miranda Campbell Staff Writer ASG’s chair of the senate has urged students to participate in upcoming senate elections.

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cause of its music venues and food, according to Southern Living’s website. With the cheapest on-campus meal plan being $1,431, according to the UA dining webpage, many students resort to eating out around campus. Rick’s Bakery, located on College Avenue, is known for its cakes, donuts and pastries. The bakery is considered a cheap eat according to the Urbanspoon website, but the prices are not based on the college student’s wallet.

Mary McKay Staff Photographer Fairgoers ride a ferris wheel at the Washington County Fair Tuesday, Aug. 28. The fair rides and games opened at 5 p.m.

Mandy McClendon Senior Staff Writer Arkansas’s largest county fair will begin Aug. 28 and end on Sept. 1 at the Fayetteville’s fair grounds near Garland Avenue. The fair will also offer free entertainment on the Arkansas Music Pavillion’s stage each

night. UA students are both involved in the fair and attend the fair said Kendall Pendergraft, president of the Washington County Fair. “4-H and FFA members are allowed to participate in the livestock auction, so only freshmen participate in that particular auction. We have one junior in the open division

as well, she said.” Taking part in the fair can also benefit students through scholarship. “We award several scholarships. The fair awards four scholarships per year and we also award two others in memory of longtime fair participants. To apply for the

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“College is reciprocal. You get from it what you put into it. We want to leave this campus looking better than we found it.” Mike Norton

ASG Chair of Senate “We need senate candidates, leaders among the chair of the senate. Senate is the representative body of every student on

this campus. It drafts, passes and votes on legislation, which could be either a bill or resolution, Norton said. He encouraged students to become involved. “College is reciprocal. You get from it what you put into it. We want to leave this campus looking better than we found it. It’s up to us to ensure the administration is always looking after students’ best interests,” Norton said. Students will need to campaign and get elected in order to become a member of senate. “Utilize social media heavily and focus on the buildings most used by your college, especially with flyers,” Norton said. “You may also utilize club Listservs, as long as they approve, which is an excellent way of getting out the vote of those who share your same interests.” The fall 2012 ASG senate

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from FAIR page 1 scholarships, you simply have to get online on our website and fill out the form. Of course, you have to have participated in the fair in order to be eligible,” Pendergraft said. Deadlines for this year’s scholarships have already passed. The UA student population is a demographic that the fair attempts to reach when marketing events, Pendergraft said. “This year we have hired someone to help us with marketing because the UA is a large group of people we want to reach. In fact, Beat the Bookstore is offering coupons for every student that buys a book that give them off on Saturday from them. Tuesday night [was] $2 gate admission and on Friday you get $5 off at the gate if you bring a Pepsi can.” Kirsten Hartz, a junior speech communications major, believes the fair is an event that benefits the entire northwest Arkansas community. “I participated in the fair when I was younger and really enjoyed it. I grew up in Fayetteville so my family and I always went together. With the scholarships and entertainment the fair provides, I think it is a great opportunity for those in our community no matter what age you are,” she said. Admission to the fair will cost $5 each night. Among the fair’s largest events are rides, exhibits, livestock shows and nightly performances. Tuesday, the Southern gospel group Master’s Voice performed on the AMP stage and on Aug 29, country group Steel Magnolia will perform, according to the fair’s website.

Shaylyn Boyle Staff Photographer The Domain, a new apartment complex that is expected to open fall 2013, is under construction off Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. that city,” he said. The university’s undergraduate population has grown 28 percent since fall 2008, to 24,595 this fall, according to the office of institutional research. Houston based Asset Campus Housing noticed the university’s growth and decided to tap into the market, said Alex Abernathy, a leasing and marketing specialist. The company plans to open The Domain next fall, located off of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. When Asset builds, other companies follow, Abernathy said. “We’re considered the largest privately owned student management company in the world right now,” he said. “We’ve got over 70 properties and serve 40,000 students nationwide.” Asset officials have been working out the details of the project for the last few years, before breaking ground in May, Abernathy said. “Usually when we do enter a market there are other companies that follow us into it just because they know that we know how to prime the market,” he said. “We have a great product so they think it’s a good opportunity as well.”

The Fayetteville complex will be able to house 650 students and includes a pool, tanning beds, a volleyball court, study rooms and other amenities in the $500 per person price range, Abernathy said. Some local companies have also taken notice. The ECO Modern Flats, which are environmentally sustainable, leased out remodeled rooms in Nov. 2010. Formerly the Glendale apartments, the complex was gutted and renovated, said Kimberly Pierson, the community leader. “I believe the quality of Fayetteville is improving and it’s due a lot to the population growth at the university and of course the lack of new or quality apartments that were here in Fayetteville,” she said. “I think it’s definitely pushing the bar up and it’s requiring older apartment complexes to renovate and to get rid of the old dilapidated apartments.” “We are 100 percent occupied and have a waiting list already,” she said. Springdale based MC3 Management, which manages the ECO Flats has two other complexes in the works, most notably the Sterling Fresco apart-

ments, which the company has already started construction on. Lindsey Management operates about 11,000 apartment complexes in northwest Arkansas, said Scott Rogerson, director of the company. Lindsey Management runs The Links and The Cliffs, two complexes that cater to students and have non-essential amenities. While there has been growth in the market, Rogerson does not have any new, big projects in the works. He said that while “we love our students,” the company also rents to young professionals and families, where the new complexes only cater to students. Instead of “raising the bar,” these new complexes have actually helped out the local housing scene by offering more options to students, Garner said. “It allows for a mix of different product types,” he said. “I don’t think it’s going to dictate or change or require anybody else to do anything if they don’t feel like it. Not everybody’s going to be able to afford the $700 per month and they’ll still be living in the other places.” Karen Stigar contributed to this report. COLLEGE SKI & BOARD WEEK

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Norton Norton will be happy once elected senators are in place so that they can continue making the UA a better place, he said. “I want senate to get back to the basics this year, focusing less on expensive programs and internal reforms and more on fixing problems for their fellow students,” Norton said. In order to pass more legislation this year, senators will be required to write at least one piece of legislation

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UA Transit Receives Various Funds Jannee Sullivan Senior Staff Writer

It costs about $100,000 to run one bus on the Razorback Transit for a year, transit officials said. That money goes to paying for fuel, driver salary and maintenance, said Andy Gilbride, education and instruction specialist for UA transit. In addition, it costs $375,000 to buy a new bus, he said. This year, Razorback Transit officials bought and put into service two new buses, both added to the Red route. With 19 buses in service that adds up to around $1.9 million yearly, plus extra buses in case of problems and for special events, Gilbride said. The transit system receives a little more than $2 million a year in federal, and city funds and student fees, leaving around $500,000 extra for incidentals like extra fuel costs, unexpected maintenance, bus shelter in case of bad weather or vandalism, Gilbride said. The transit service gets most of its money from student fees and federal funding. Transit receives about $1.3 million from student fees annually at about $2.53 per credit hour, Gilbride said. The federal government contributes nearly $1 million in operating funds and $68,000 in capital funds, Gilbride said. “We have to match it (federal funds) with university money (student funds), so we don’t end up having any

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Silas Hunt will be permanently memorialized at the UA today, with the addition of a statue of his likeness.

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A dedication event will take place at 4:30 p.m. between the Pi Phi Centennial Gate and Old Main. Hunt was the first black student to attend the university when he came to campus in 1948, according to a press release. UA made the decision to accept Hunt after recognizing the negativity brought upon other southern universities that did not accept blacks. Hunt was accepted to law school, while black undergraduate students were still denied acceptance, according

to encyclopediaofarkansas. net. The statue was sculpted by Bryan Massey and was commissioned by the Arkansas Public Art Advisory Committee. Chancellor G. David Gearhart, the art department chairperson Jeannie Hulen, and Massey will speak at the dedication.

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Student Fees: 86% Federal Government: 11% Fayetteville Government: 3% Graphic Illustration Marcus Ferreira Graphic showing where UA transit gets funds to pay about $2 million a year to run buses. federal money left at the end of the year and the money we have left from student fees we keep for the next year,” he said. Because of federal stipulations, the Razorback Transit is required to remain public as long as the UA receives federal and city funds, Gilbride said. “We are federally funded,” Gilbride said. “That’s why everyone can use it. As soon as we stopped taking federal money we could close it down to just UA students and faculty -- we wouldn’t be able to pick everybody else up if we didn’t take those funds.”

In addition, the city of Fayetteville provides $50,000 a year, he said. During the summer and winter breaks, the Razorback Transit operates only four out of the normal 10 routes on a reduced service schedule. On Saturdays, during the normal spring and fall semesters, Razorback transit operates all 10 routes on a reduced service schedule, according to the Razorback Transit website. During these times, the cost to run and maintain buses is generally lower because of lower ridership, Gilbride said.

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Graphic Illustration Marcus Ferreira map courtesy of Google Maps A map showing locations of restaurants that offer deals and discounts for students. “We set the prices based on the cost of materials and labor to make each item,” said Shannon Bode, Rick’s Bakery employee. “We do have a great deal of business not only from college students but from the UA as a whole.” While Rick’s Bakery does not have any official student discounts, they offer other means of price markdowns. Bode said that Rick’s always has coupons in the campus coupon booklet, donates products to student organizations and accepts Razorbucks. Fast food restaurants such as Popeye’s Chicken offer a student-discount meal, while Taco Bell takes 10 percent off of the ticket total when students show their UA ID card. Eureka Pizza offers a “Monday Madness” price of five-dollar takeout pizza, while Mojo’s Pints and Pies, located off of North Street, s e r ve s their pizza half-price on Monday nights. “It is great to not have to worry about cooking food and just have a pizza ready to eat at a cheap price,” said Alex Rutledge, sophomore computer science major. Qdoba M e x i can Grill, located on Dickson Street, discounts its tacos to one dollar with the

purchase of a drink. While some UA students base their meal choices on frugality, others base their decision on taste. Rutledge said his favorite place to eat in Fayetteville is Hammontree’s, a grilled cheese sandwich shop located on West Avenue off of Dickson Street. “I love all of the sandwich varieties that they have,” he said. Restaurants that let the customer choose the ingredients in their meal allow them to not offer the cheapest prices but still receive a modest profit. “I like to eat at Burger Life, but it is kind of expensive,” said Kyira Schrock, sophomore computer science major. “You get to build your own burgers, and it is delicious.” Uniqueness of a food vendor may have an effect on some students, but college students agree that it is beneficial to save money on eating out. “I think that students tend to go to budget-friendly restaurants so that they can save the most money,” Rutledge said. “It is great that Fayetteville has places that offer student discounts for college kids.” Students like to have extra cash in their pocket, but they will often spend that extra money to be with their friends.

“I usually base where I eat on where my friends go,” Schrock said. “I do not base

my choices primarily on cost, but I am also not going to go a four-star restaurant either because my friends usually choose La Huerta or Buffalo Wild Wings.” According to the LA Times, “The Dark Knight Rises” made $249 million during its opening weekend, indicating that people still enjoy the movies even when trying to stretch a dollar. UA students can also use their ID to get a discount at Razorback Malco Cinema. “We strive to offer competitive pricing at all of our theatres, and we feel the $1 discount (off of regular admission pricing) is a good deal for students,” said Alan Denton, vice president of Malco’s corporate communications. Fayetteville offers a balance between top-dollar restaurants and low-priced ones. With so many dining choices available, students can easily choose what fits their budget and social needs best.


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Relaxation: Our Lost Art Shawnya Wethington Contributing Columnist

College and leisure time are rarely coupled in the same sentence. For many college students, a typical day requires more planning than a Broadway production. The only way to get through the day is by consulting a color-coded, minute-byminute list detailing where to be and what to do. Picture this: Your teacher lets class out 15 minutes early, giving you just enough time to cram for the French quiz that you couldn’t study for last night, because after you finished teaching Pilates at the HPER yesterday, you had to rush to your sorority to help paint a banner. Before the paint finished drying, your roommates pulled up so you could grab a quick bite to eat before they dropped you off at your intramural soccer competition. During halftime, you called the vice president of Ad Club to discuss your latest project idea, and then you had to skip the postgame victory celebration to make it to small-group leader meeting which you arrived at five minutes late. When that meeting ran over, you barely had enough time to finish your online mylabsplus homework before the midnight deadline hit. You finally drifted off to sleep while trying to catch up on your class reading ... still 16 pages shy of where you’re supposed to be. Face it, we are busy.. People speed by on their way to one activity or another, talking about how their volunteer hours and leadership skills are building their résumé. It’s easy to get swept in when you’re surrounded by students with a seemingly insatiable hunger for involvement. As they stroll through Razorbash, students are barraged by clubs and organizations clamoring to hop aboard and get active. Churches, Greek organizations and intramural leagues also stake their own claim for attention. With UA boasting over 350 RSOs on the student activities website, as well as a create-yourown option, there are plenty of things vying for students’ time. Idle people are less happy than their busier counterparts, according to a 2010 survey published in the journal Psychological Science. Not only are people with full schedules more productive, but they’re actually more satisfied. The general consensus for idleness is it’s bad, and extremely so. Scroll through any quote website on the Internet and

you’ll find pages devoted to warning just how detrimental the idle are to society. Yet there comes a point when business becomes excessive. What’s the magical threshold that divides being productively busy with being far too exhausted? Obviously it varies for everyone, and sometimes, students get stretched a little too far. The majority of health professionals agree that sleep is more than just vaguely beneficial. Passing your classes also falls in the realm of important things that you should pay attention to. Yet these are some of the areas that students are quick to compromise. People tell themselves that one sleepless night or one D won’t hurt them. They are right. Yet these singular occurrences have a nasty tendency to gain frequency until they resemble something frighteningly similar to habit. Bad habits can quickly hamper collegiate success. College life is grooming us to multitask and micromanage until our planners are laden with ink-filled pages of cramped appointments. But to what end? After leaving college will we discover that we’re afraid of empty calendar spaces? Have we lost our ability to be calm? Continually bouncing from one activity to another doesn’t leave much room for relaxation, which can deter stress. Prolonged stress can be difficult and have adverse effects over time. However, we can overcome. “Manage your time and tasks to get done what you can. Make a realistic list of tasks to do,” according to the Pat Walker Health Clinic website on how to alleviate stress. Furthermore, balance time by regularly taking the time to relax. It doesn’t have to be long, nor does it have to be extreme. A semester-long mountain retreat to practice tai chi in the heart of Kilimanjaro isn’t necessary. However, taking just a few minutes to do something you want actually can help. Never be afraid to push yourself. Being busy is fulfilling. However, when you find that you can’t manage to pencil in the things you love, maybe it’s time to turn down a couple of requests. It is impossible to do everything that you want to do. Instead, gift your time wisely. Shawnya Wethington is a contributing columnist. She is a sophomore English/journalismeditorial/print major.

Traveler Quote of the Day Not everybody’s going to be able to afford the $700 per month and they’ll still be living in the other places. Andrew Garner, Senior City Planner, Fayetteville

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A Bilingual State of Mind Katelyn Page Contributing Columnist

When I started taking French in the eighth grade, my parents were initially apprehensive that I’d be wasting my time learning a language just so I could sound like an arrogant “kid” whenever I pronounce Paris as “Pah-ree” and order “millefeuille” without making a fool of myself. And, they were kind of right. Being that northwest Arkansas does not boast sizeable French- or Germanspeaking populations, but has seen a significant increase in the Hispanic population in the last decade; Spanish is, ostensibly, the most useful language for students to learn

if they plan on staying and working in the area. Becoming bilingual, no matter what the language, improves mental abilities and staves off symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease, according to research done by Dr. Ellen Bialystock. To be fair, I’m not particularly concerned about Alzheimer’s at this point in my life, and I doubt that will ever become a major selling point to convince language students to go home and conjugate irregular verbs during their spare time. Another finding is that bilinguals are better at multitasking when they performed better than monolinguals at driving while talking on the phone, according to Bialystock. I took French for five years,

all through high school. I thought about taking Spanish at some point, but starting Spanish I as a junior sounded, pardon my French, hellish. Now, as a freshman in college, I have more options for my third language. And I picked Russian. Judging from my academic choices, one would think my career plans involve becoming an international super spy during the Cold War. Maybe they do, maybe they don’t, but I digress. Regardless of whatever career path I end up taking, my language skills will put me in a higher demand. In fact, bilingual pay differentials range between 5 and 20 percent per hour more than the position’s base rate, according to Salary.com. In any case, I’m glad that

I put so much time into my French studies. And, I’m kind of baffled whenever people tell me I’ll never use it. I doubt I will ever use the majority of the things I “learned” in high school. French opened me up to many opportunities I would’ve never gotten from, say, calculus. French got me a scholarship to study abroad for a summer in the sunny south of France. Finally, it will continue to guarantee opportunities in a job market that is growing increasingly international. All I ever got from math was pain. Katelyn Page is a contributing columnist. She is a freshman international relations major.

The YOU of A Missed Something Jodi Nimmo Contributing Columnist

Fad diets come and go, but some diets are required because of physical necessity or even ethically based. These diets, such as being vegan or gluten-free, severely restrict the culinary options available on campus for the students who are bound by them. Often times on campus free food is offered at events, like last week during the Walton College Block Party and Business Bash where pizza, hot dogs, cookies and watermelon were offered to students. That’s great for students who eat the standard American diet , but what about those of us who can’t or choose not to eat meat or dairy, or the students who cannot tolerate gluten? I am aware that the population of students this affects is rather small, but it is growing daily, as more people become more environmentally and nutritionally conscious. Some students actually get by financially by seeking out the free food that is available to save money during their stay at UA. This option is just not provided for people with an alternative diet, unless they were to try and live on watermelon alone. Another way many students have been making dietary changes recently is by switching to organic produce, grown without pesticides, herbicides or growth hormones.

I personally committed to buying only organic produce about eight months ago. I didn’t do this because I like spending all of my money on food. I did it because I was terrified of putting toxins in my body that are strong enough to kill living things, but also because I can no longer conscientiously support the type of agriculture that would use pesticides despite our knowledge of the environmental damage it causes. “Over the past three years we have seen a decline in customer interest in organics. Nationwide, there has been a decline in general consumer interest as well. Price conscious consumers have certainly drifted away from organics as an option,” said Kim Johnson, marketing director for Chartwells on campus. So is it our own fault that these options aren’t being made available? What is our social responsibility when buying food? We need to step up and show what we want by paying the extra dimes to cast a monetary vote for the better foods. People who make the decisions about what to provide will then be able to see clearly what it is that we want. How can we do that though if the option is not made available to us? I have yet to be able to find one source of organic produce on campus that is for sale or distribution to

the student population. This troubles me because there is fruit for sale. It is made readily available at the food court, in the cafeterias and at all of the Club Reds on campus. While Chartwells has made an effort to offer free-range eggs and growth hormonefree milk, the produce that they serve is still not organic. For vegans who are eating at Brough Commons, the produce available is one of the only things they can actually eat in the entire cafeteria. I had breakfast at Brough Commons yesterday, just to test it out and see what I could find. I paid $8 for that breakfast that consisted of a non-organic orange, a half of a plain bagel with peanut butter on it, tater-tots and a cup of orange juice. Those were the only options I had. I could have taken that money somewhere off campus and eaten a delicious vegan meal that was organic that would have been much more satisfying. Thankfully, I don’t live on campus and eating at Brough Commons was an experiment for me, and not a reality. However, I can’t help but pity the vegan who is living on campus with no car and who’s meals are covered by a meal plan which allows them to eat only at the cafeterias there. Tater tots and fruit that some would consider to be unhealthy due to pesticides will not maintain a healthy body and without a healthy body, one cannot focus on

building a healthy mind. Chartwells does offer some vegan foods, such as veggie wraps from the food court and the Club Reds occasionally have packaged vegan or gluten-free foods, but they are very hard to come by. Also, there is apparently no source of organic produce on campus that is for sale. Chartwells has made efforts to cut down on water use and waste by eliminating their tray systems, so why not go the extra mile and pull for organics? I cannot understand is; because we are paying for the fruit or vegetables regardless … why can we not be provided with some organic options? If we would choose to pay as much as twice the price for an organic banana vs. a pesticide covered one because it is that important to us, we ought to have that option. Shouldn’t we be able to prove with our purchases that a market for organic food does exist? Harvard is now offering organic produce and though we may not have the same resources, we should provide more options to students concerning their diet. We should get on board and take the lead, inspiring this change to happen in college campuses across the nation. Jodi Nimmo is a contributing columnist. She is a junior journalism-editorial/print major.


“Making Your Journey Worthwhile” Companion Editor: Nick Brothers Assistant Companion Editor: Shelby Gill Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012

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Furnishing Your Home with Craigslist Cheap Meals:

Georgia Carter Staff Writer

Getting an apartment or house is an exciting part of the college experience, opening up new opportunities and freedoms. But moving into your own place also means having to buy furniture. Getting a couch, a TV, a bed and all of the other necessary pieces of furniture can add up very quickly. An easy and less expensive way to furnish a new place is to get furniture from Craigslist. Along with having postings about job listings, services and many other things, Craigslist has a very large “For Sale” section. You can find everything from cars, phones and clothing. With a little bit of browsing, you can find pretty much any kind of furniture you need. “I got almost all my furniture from Craigslist,” said Kaity Dye, a junior anthropology major. “It was a cheaper alternative to buying furniture at the store and is especially awesome for college kids with no money.” Craigslist sets up an anonymous email account for sellers that is used for initial contact. From there, you can set up a meeting time to pick up the furniture. When setting up a meeting time, it’s smart to either make the meeting in a public place or to bring someone with you, just to avoid a shady situation. The Craigslist listing may not be completely honest or not say much about the condition of the furniture, leaving room for negotiations. “When we picked up the futon (we bought on Craigslist), it had a little more damage than (the seller) let on, so we were able to negotiate and get it for a little cheaper,” said Rielle Dye, UA law student.

Sarah Colpitts Contributing Photographer Aubrey Bland, a recent UA graduate, sits writing at her desk, which she found and bought on Craigslist. “Meeting up is always a little awkward, but as long as you bring cash and a truck, and a friend, it should work out well,” Kaity Dye said. Even if the item you bought off of Craigslist isn’t exactly pretty, with a little hard work, time and money, you can turn it into something you’ll love having in your home. An easy fix for an ugly couch is a slipcover, which can be bought from home decor stores such as Bed Bath and Beyond or at large superstores like Target or Walmart. You can also purchase throw pillows at these stores to add a little color to the couch and the room it’s in. Fixing a less-than-perfect dresser or bookshelf may require a more than a trip to Target. Items like these usu-

ally need to be refinished and painted to be spruced up. Luckily, in the age of the Internet, a tutorial on refin-

color. Another great thing to do for an old or boring piece of furniture is to buy a few brightly colored knobs for any drawers on it. This customizes it to your taste and can bring in any color coordination you have going on in the room. For those of you looking to get rid of items, whether you are moving into a smaller place or just wanting to make some extra money from an unused item, selling on Craigslist is a fairly simple process. Simply visit Craigslist and click on “Post to Classifieds.” This will take you through the entire process. Before you post, though, try browsing through the “For Sale” section to see what other people are selling similar items for. This way you can be sure to get the most money. It’s extremely helpful to include pictures and as many details as possible in your posting so that the buyer knows what they are getting and will not try to negotiate for a lower price once they see the item. When trying to furnish a new apartment or home, there is little need to stress out about getting furniture. Using Craigslist is a cheap

“Meeting up is always a little awkward, but as long as you bring cash and a truck and a friend, it should work out well.” Kaity Dye

Junior anthropology major ishing and painting a piece of furniture is nothing more than a few clicks away on Pinterest or Google. Pinterest also has great tutorials on how to make the piece even more special, like filling in the back wall of a bookshelf with patterned fabric for a pop of

and easy way to get the needed pieces for your place. Craigslist items can also be great do-it-yourself projects. All you need is some time, a little computer knowledge and patience, along with some money, and you’ve got a furnished house.

BOOK REVIEW

‘I Was Told There’d Be Cake’ by Sloane Crosley Shelby Gill Asst. Companion Editor

Most books that contain the phrase “Essays:” in the title scare me. Partially because they remind me of every English Lit class I’ve ever taken, and partially because “Essays:” usually contain some deep, intimidating revelation of life that I have yet to fully comprehend. Sloane Crosley’s compilation of essays in her book, “I Was Told There’d Be Cake,” proves to be a rare breed of its kind — humorous — no, downright hilarious. In a truly unique way, Crosley reveals her own revelations of life, and those vary from hoarding toy ponies to stealing an exhibit at the Natural History Museum. She captures New York living in a light-hearted and unassuming manner whilst somehow exploiting life all at the same time. “As most New Yorkers have done, I have given serious and generous thought to the state of my apartment should I get killed during the day,” Crosley writes in “I Was Told There’d Be Cake.” Her book is not in the least offensive but drudges up a variety of relatable hypocrisies she’s experienced. Crosley has a true knack for appealing to a college-age audience through vivid imagery, a quirky tone of voice and guaranteed laughter-inducing punch lines. “By the time I graduated, I had groomed myself into a liberal-arts worker bee with a pitch-perfect buzz for magazine publishing. I had more

Crosley magazine internships under my belt than I had actual belts,” Crosley writes in “I Was Told There’d Be Cake.” Crosley isn’t obviously funny; she’s naively funny, and that’s what makes her book so inviting to read. It isn’t pretentious or planned. Through her writing, you can just tell that this is, in fact, her life. “I Was Told There’d Be Cake” is divided into essays, and each essay is an event in Crosley’s life. These range from family conversations to Christian summer camp to even her high school prom. “There are two types of people in this world: those who know where their high school yearbook is and those who do not,” Crosley writes. Each essay is titled with a small snip-it from the actual essay so the reader doesn’t understand the connection until after reading the essay. Since the titles are so outrageous, this tactic really drives the reader to finish the book. In the author’s note, Cro-

The Best Bang for Your Stomach Caitlin Murad Staff Writer

The sting of living away from your parents begins to set in the moment you are faced with cooking your own meals. Not once a week, when Brough closes before you get to dinner, but every day, three times a day. Here are some simple and inexpensive meals to take away the daunting task of cooking and to leave you a little more satisfied than you would be with a bowl of Easy Mac. One of the difficulties of cooking in college is making meals for one. These first couple of recipes can be made several times during the week using a roasted chicken from the grocery store. The first night you buy the chicken, you can slice a serving and eat it with a salad and pasta. Boil at least two servings of the pasta to use later in the week. You can also cut up the leftover chicken add a little mayonnaise, celery, onion, apple or grapes, and salt and pepper to make chicken salad. Put the spread on a sandwich or eat it with crackers. Another meal you can make with your leftover chicken is chicken noodle soup. Heat chicken broth in a saucepan and add cutup chunks of your leftover chicken. Then add your leftover pasta, cut up carrots and celery, and a little salt and pepper. To finish off your chicken, you can make chicken stir-fry. Buy a package of Rice-A-Roni Fried Rice flavor and prepare according to the package instructions. Add the cut-up chicken during the last few minutes of the rice’s cooking time, and enjoy. Because of busy schedules, many college meals have to be eaten on the go. Better Home and Gardens has an egg pita pocket breakfast that takes 15 minutes to make from start to finish and can easily be taken on the go. Scramble two eggs, add chopped-up ham, spinach and bell peppers and cook until done. Put the scrambled eggs into a pita pocket, and eat it on your way to class. This breakfast is full of protein and iron and is only $0.95 per serving. For another easy breakfast option, take a pita pocket and put peanut butter and sliced bananas inside. You can also do the same thing with Nutella and

strawberries or whatever fruit you like. You can also use a pita pocket to take a sandwich on the go. Put turkey, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and a little hummus in the pita pocket, and eat it between classes. Seventeen magazine presented an article on “A Week of Good Eats,” where they featured a pita pizza as a healthier pizza alternative. Spread marinara sauce on a piece of pita bread. Then add mozzarella cheese

One of the difficulties of cooking in college is making meals for one and whatever toppings you would like. Bake in the oven on 400 degrees for seven minutes. “Ramen to the Rescue Cookbook” features over 100 recipes using a college student’s favorite meal: ramen noodles. The book transforms the everyday package of ramen into meals that are nutritious and sometimes even gourmet. One of the recipes is teriyaki chicken stir-fry. All you need is vegetable oil, one chicken breast sliced into strips, teriyaki sauce, vegetables and ramen. First, stir-fry the sliced vegetables in a pan with a tablespoon of vegetable oil. Then add the sliced chicken, and stir until it is cooked through. Then add the ¼ cup of teriyaki sauce to the mixture and cook for two minutes. Empty the stirfry into a bowl of cooked ramen noodles, and enjoy your teriyaki chicken stirfry. The ramen cookbook also has a recipe for homestyle mac and cheese made with ramen noodles. You need a package of chickenflavored ramen noodles, butter, milk and shredded cheddar cheese. Cook the ramen noodles like you normally would, but drain the broth once they are cooked. Then add a tablespoon of butter and ¼ cup of milk, and stir until the butter is melted. Then add the ¾ cup of cheddar cheese. Almost all of these meals can be made with variations from the same ingredients. Get creative with your meals, and you will never have an excuse for settling for a bowl of cereal for dinner.

What’s Live? Courtesy Photo sley explains that her book is compilation of brush strokes of the people in her life. “The goal was to maintain people’s privacy without damaging the integrity of the essays,” Crosley writes in the author’s note. From the very first sentence of “I Was Told There’d Be Cake,” readers will be on the floor laughing at not just the atrocity of the situation, but the relatability of each event that Crosley encounters.

“There are two types of people in this world: those who know where their high school yearbook is and those who do not.” Sloane Crosley

Quote from her book

Mr. Blue

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The Lost Bayou Rambers George’s at 7 p.m.

Conflict of Interest AMP stage at 7 p.m.

Steel Magnolia

AMP stage at 9 p.m.

Stand up/Open Mic UARK Bowl at 9 p.m.


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Sudoku

Comics Pearls Before Swine

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012

Stephan Pastis

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Doonesbury

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2 Cows and a Chicken Steve Skelton

Created by Jeff Chen

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1 Bout with padded weapons 12 Source of a large reserve supply 14 Period, say 16 Score direction: Abbr. 17 Gull-like bird 18 Pearl City punch bowl serving 19 “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” composer 20 Some shooters, briefly 21 Go on (one’s way) 22 Certain hustler’s tools 23 Setting for Ariadne 24 Observation after “Clean your room!” 29 Pea family trees 31 Student’s supper spot 32 “Oh no!” from Poirot 33 Showed contempt for 34 Where Daniel was incarcerated 35 Sellout signs 36 President under whom Texas was annexed 37 “__ be in England ...”: Browning 38 Goggle 39 Fragment

44 Co-star with Betty, Rue and Estelle 45 Bartlett relative 46 Whistled at, perhaps 47 Tavern order 50 Characterized by extremes 51 Hybrid sport with seemingly incompatible components

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1 __ hose 2 “Txtng & Drivng ... __ Wait”: AT&T ad tagline 3 BP unit 4 Hard to look at, in a way 5 Words with diet or dime 6 Turkey features 7 Circulars 8 Sikorsky and Stravinsky 9 ‘50s-’60s title detective whose show’s theme was composed by Mancini 10 Breakfast choice 11 Figure with two legs askew 12 Matin preceder 13 Queen’s mate 14 Button on older phones 15 Razz

20 Figure (out), in slang 21 Districts 22 Lincoln’s place? 23 Author of the novel “Doctor Faustus” 24 Suffix with robot 25 Of the best quality 26 “Everyone’s a comedian” 27 Kid’s retort 28 Extinct kiwi relatives 29 One who’s at home on the range? 30 Nearest star to Pluto 32 Take advantage of 34 Like the Atkins diet 36 Leisurely walks 37 “Memoirs of a Geisha” prop 38 State runners: Abbr. 39 Highly seasoned pheasant stew 40 Used for cover 41 During 42 Russo of “Tin Cup” 43 34th pres. 45 Supporting part 46 Fraud 48 Cry of derision 49 Fiscal VIP


Sports Editor: Kristen Coppola Assistant Sports Editor: Haley Markle Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012

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VOLLEYBALL

Razorback Volleyball Starts Season 4-0 Liz Beadle Staff Writer

Coming off of a win in the Arkansas Invitational over the weekend, the Razorback volleyball team continued its success Tuesday night, beating Tulsa in three straight sets during a mid-week match. The Golden Hurricane played it close in all three sets, but the Razorbacks showed their maturity and toughness by never slacking. This win brings Arkansas’ all time record vs. Tulsa to 7-1 in favor of the Hogs. “We were stable and we maintained, that’s why we won the game,” said Junior Raymariely Santos. “There’s always possibility of a let down on a Tuesday match especially after winning an exciting championship, but we were ready,” said Head Coach Robert Pulliza. “We certainly are hungry to keep getting better.” The Razorbacks were behind early in the first set to an energetic Tulsa team but eventually found a way to rally and get into a rhythm. “We were down, but once we got back up we rarely trailed again,” Pulliza said.

During the first set, the Razorbacks’ hitting percentage was .414, to the Golden Hurricane’s .282 and Tulsa had 16 kills to Arkansas’ 15. Junior Kellie Culbertson and senior Tyler Henderson had five kills each for Tulsa and senior Jasmine Norton had five for Arkansas. Senior Kasey Heckleman scored the eventual set-winning kill to make the final score of the first set 25-22 in favor of the Razorbacks. The second set was a similar story, staying close throughout. Tulsa made a late surge, but the final score was 25-22 in favor of the Razorbacks once again. Norton was the one to eventually put an end to the set on a kill, one of her six during the second set alone. That set-winning kill was also Norton’s 1,401st all-time kill, making her only the fifth player in Razorback volleyball history to exceed 1,400 kills. She ended the match with 14 kills. “We came out ready to go, we want to get better every day,” Norton said of her team. “We are one of the best teams in the nation and we just have to go out and prove that everyday.”

The third set followed suit of the first two for the most part but the Razorbacks pulled away at the end to make the final score of the final set 25-18. Arkansas’ defensive effort was impressive throughout the match, ending with 65 digs in just three sets. “We want to be one of the best defensive teams in the country and 65 is a number that gets us talking about that,” Pulliza said. “I’m really proud of that number, it shows great effort.” Twenty-two of those digs game from junior libero Emily Helm alone. “She’s great, she just wants to be great,” Pulliza said of Helm. “She’s focused and she really cares to make sure that this team is great.” The next challenge for this team is a trip to Ann Arbor, Mich. this weekend where they will face the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Central Michigan and the hosting Wolverines in the Adidas/Michigan Challenge tournament. The next home game for the Hogs is next Tuesday against Oklahoma. “It’ll be an adjustment but I think we’re ready for it,” Helm said.

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Logan Webster Staff Photographer Raymariely Santos (Left) and Janeliss Torres-Lopez (Right) block a shot by the Tulsa Golden Hurricane volleyball team during their match Tuesday night. The Razorbacks won in 3 sets.

Hogs Expect Success Cameron McCauley Staff Writer

Traveler Archive Junior Sebastian Cappelen chips the ball during a game last season.

As the 2012-2013 season approaches, the Arkansas Razorbacks men’s golf team is looking to build on an impressive last season in which they finished No. 7 in the GCAA Coaches Poll. Coach Brad McMakin has the team gearing up for an impressive schedule that will challenge his team every tournament they play in. “This is going to be a tough schedule,” McMakin said. “We will be facing the best teams in the nation week after week, but by the end of the season I believe that we will be a better team and prepared for the SEC and NCAA tournaments.” The fall season begins with the Gopher Invitational Sept. 9-10 in Wayzata, Minn. Arkansas is looking to repeat as champions at this event, as they captured first place last

year with impressive performances by then-senior Ethan Tracy and current junior Sebastian Cappelen. Tracy finished fifth overall, and Cappelen finished tied for sixth with fellow junior Austin Cook. Cappelen also finished second in the tournament as a freshman in 2010. Tracy is now gone, but Cappelen, Cook and Taylor Moore, a highly anticipated true freshman, should make the event conquerable. Both Cappelen and Moore competed at the U.S. Amateur at Cherry Hills, Colo. that took place Aug. 13. They both missed the final cut for the match play-style Amateur crown but still played some impressive golf. In two weeks in Atlanta, at the Capital City Club, the Razorbacks will play in the Golfweek/Ping Preview tournament, which is a preview of what the NCAA championship course will be in the spring. Arkansas has been in-

vited to play against some of the top teams in the country, including host team Georgia Tech, who finished last season at No. 10. Later in the season, the Razorbacks are proud to host an NCAA regional at Blessings golf course May 16-18, which could turn out beneficial because that is the team’s home course. “Having a regional right here at Blessings will be a tremendous benefit to us, and I appreciate the efforts of our administration and those at the Blessings for allowing us such a great opportunity,” McMakin said. After being one of the more successful teams in the country last season, the Razorbacks should finish off the season strong in the hometown NCAA regional and continue onto the Capitol City Club and compete for an NCAA championship May 26.

COMMENTARY

Don’t Forget, the Hogs Are People, Too Tamzen Tumlison Staff Writer

When football season comes around, I start getting reminiscent. Not just for past football games, but for all of my past experiences with the Hogs. My favorite memory concerning the football team is from my freshman year of

college during Razorback Fan Day. At that point, I didn’t know any of the football players’ names — except for Ryan Mallett, of course. I remember getting my T-shirt signed and making my way down the defensive players’ line. I was really shy coming into college, so while I was getting autographs, I kept my head down. I made it halfway through the line, players asking how I was and telling me to have a good day, and suddenly one player asked me what my name was. I looked up at the speaker and saw my new favorite football player — Jake Bequette. I tell you this story to remind you of something as the first football game approaches. Our athletes are real people

and excellent representatives of the UA, not just sports celebrities. Too often people treat them like their only job is to win games, but these players represent our school in so many more ways than that. Not too long ago was this year’s Fan Day at Bud Walton Arena. This year I paid attention to how the athletes interacted with fans. Did you know that the Razorbacks are really nice people? For two hours, these athletes signed autographs for hundreds of people who had been waiting in lines for hours. And not once did any of the team complain. Knile Davis definitely tugged my heartstrings when a little boy asked him if he could get a picture with him.

Davis agreed, and the boy stood beside him and faced the camera, totally content to have his picture taken right there. Davis, however, picked the boy up and sat him on his knee. It was one of the sweetest things I witnessed that day — imagine being a kid and your hero scooping you up like that. That’s basically real-life Superman hugging you, right? Alfred Davis (or “Big Al,” as he signed his name) seemed to be in bright spirits the whole time as well, smiling and joking with fans about how fast the lines were moving, and making sure the fans at least got Davis’ signature if they hadn’t waited in line for Tyler Wilson. That’s some fan and team dedication right there — worrying that the fans he

was getting to meet didn’t get a “big-name” autograph. It was nearly impossible to get to Wilson if you went to any of the other lines before getting in the quarterback and special teams line. His congeniality continued even after the Fan Day ended. Disappointed fans who did not get his signature tweeted at him after they left, and Wilson responded with an apologetic tweet about how he wished he could have signed for everyone. It was difficult to find any player who wouldn’t ask how you were or at least smile at you. Every time a player signed a new autograph, that player would check to see who owned the football, flag or poster they were signing. The Razorbacks never let some-

thing slip through their hands without smiling and making some sort of small conversation with the fans. After a long day, that made me respect them even more. As you gear up for the game this weekend, remember to be proud of the Razorbacks. Not only because we’re all dying to see them make it to the national championship under new leadership, but because they are representing our school the best they can in more than just the athletic aspects of their lives. Tamzen Tumlison is a staff writer for The Arkansas Traveler. Her column appears every other Wednesday. Follow the sports section on Twitter @UATravSports.


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SOCCER

CLUB SPORTS

Razorbacks Move Past First Lost Haley Markle Asst. Sports Editor

Gareth Patterson Staff Photographer Senior Cameron Umbarger throws an ultimate disc during ultimate frisbee practice Tuesday. This is the 13th year for the Ultimate Club team which has more than 30 members.

Ultimate Frisbee Club Proves Success Jessie McMullen Staff Writer

In the late 1990s, five Fayetteville High School students created a Men’s Ultimate Club and since then ultimate has grown to be one of the top club sports at Arkansas. The Ultimate Club is currently under the direction of Matt Seaton, who has been the president of the club since 2010. Seaton takes on many duties as president. “My responsibilities as president are to lead the team at practice by deciding what drills to run or what to work on throughout the practice,” Seaton said. “As well as travel logistics and filling out the necessary paper work that the Club Sports Department has requested.” Along with being a member, William Sharp is the official treasurer of the club, but he also takes on the responsibility of leading and organizing the team. Sharp believes that there are a few reasons why people should join the club. “Some of my best friends have grown out of being a member in the Ultimate Club. You spend multiple hours a week with one another and then you go to a weekend long tournament,” Sharp said. “You experience wins and losses together, success and failure. When you lose a game on Ultimate point to end your weekend, all you

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can do is look around at your teammates and know you get to go back to work with them next week, it’s hard (to) not form those bonds.” The Ultimate Club is made up of about 30 to 40 members. Out of those members, about 25 are allowed to travel to tournaments with the team. Ultimate Club is open to any male, student or faculty. There is no experience required. “People should join the team because it’s a fun way to stay in shape, meet new people and travel across the country,” Seaton said. It is undecided this year whether there will be tryouts. Over the past years, there have never been tryouts, but Seaton said they would like to require tryouts and eventually have an A and B team. The cost for Ultimate club is $300 per year for returning members, but only $250 per year for a new member. These student dues help pay for traveling expenses and tournaments. Any other expenses are taken care of with money given through University Recreation and donations. Ultimate practice takes place every Tuesday and Thursday night from 5 to 7 p.m. at the UREC fields, just west of and across the street from Bud Walton Arena. Tournaments will start around late September or early October and continue until May. Tournaments generally

start around 9 a.m. and last until around 4 p.m., depending on how the team fares. Ultimate Club travels all over the country for tournaments. Last season the team traveled as far as Las Vegas, Atlanta, New Orleans, Austin, Texas and several other cities, including many college campuses. Sharp believes that the Ultimate Club stands out from other sports. “What separates the club ultimate experience from a normal sport experience is the places it takes you,” Sharp said. Returning standouts from last season include 2011 Freshman of the Year and 2012 All-Regional Player, Abe Coffin, who is now a junior. Also returning are stars senior Wesley Axtell and senior Stuart Allgood. “Our team finished 11th in our region, which was a little bit of a disappointment, but we showed a lot of improvement throughout the year,” Seaton said. The Ultimate Club is looking to have a better finish this year, but their goals for the season aren’t particularly based around winning. “Our goals for the season are to get as many new students as possible to come out on a regular basis while being competitive and having fun,” Seaton said.

The Arkansas Razorback soccer team experienced its’ first loss of the season Sunday night at SMU. Head coach Colby Hale seemed to know exactly why the loss occurred. “When we put in extraordinary effort, kind of stick to the game plan and play as a group we’re pretty good,” Hale said. “I mean, we compete, we’re good. When we don’t, we’re gonna get smacked. And we did.” Going into the game, the team had only allowed opponents to score one goal. Then they allowed SMU to score four. However, Hale has managed to find the silver lining. “The good news is 90 percent of it is very fixable, it’s very easy and the other 10 percent is fixable. SMU caused us some tactical problems that we hadn’t faced yet so they’ll be good teaching moments moving forward, but, really, it was just effort and it showed pretty strongly on video,” Hale said. The loss hasn’t been seen as a game that should cause a lot of major concern. “The reality is we’re 3-1,” Hale said. “We’ve played four games. Three of them we were good, one of them we weren’t. So we don’t really need to make any changes. We just

need to be true to who we are,” Hale said. The team has not allowed the loss to get to them and is expecting to have a good week of practice. “We’re looking forward to getting some proper training sessions in,” Hale said. “We’ll get some technical work, some tactical work, we’ll watch some video for sure, both positive and negative. We want to show them what it looks like on video when they do it well and then we want to show them some of the areas where we need to make sure we stay consistent. But for the most part, the kids are in great spirits. We had a good weight session on Monday and they were very good.” The Razorbacks are a young team, with only two seniors, but Hale is happy with the effort the team is giving and the commitment and leadership he is seeing in his team. “The peer pressure where if they don’t work hard, they’re kind of now the odd man out is emerging to where the leadership is a bit by committee,” Hale said. “You know, the expectation is if you don’t work hard, it’s going to show in training because everyone else is and that’s a pretty big positive step for us. I think if you ask the girls, you listen to the press conferences, you listen to their quotes, they’re pretty aware of who we are, what our core values are and they

talk about it on their own on a regular basis, which is pretty exciting for us.” There has been one change to the team with the addition of Kathleen Paulsen as a volunteer assistant coach announced Monday. Paulsen was a member of the soccer team from 2006-09, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology in the spring of 2010 and earned her masters in kinesiology in May. Hale thinks Paulsen is a great addition to the Soccer program. “She’s great,” Hale said. “I mean, she’s a great role model in terms of being a studentathlete who has graduated recently. She’s super loyal, she’s motivated, she’s responsible, she’s talented, she’s got a very bright future in the game.” The next game is against Kennesaw State Sunday at 7 p.m. Hale knows the game will be a fight and expects his team to compete. “We know they’re good,” Hale said. “They lost to Alabama, I believe, 1-0. They’ll be super competitive. Traditionally, they have an international flair to them, some English girls. They’ve done very well in recent past, in terms of in their conference. We expect, just like we expect every game, a fight. This is kind of their opportunity to come into an SEC school and kind of show their merit, but our expectations are our girls will play hard, play well and be successful.”

Ryan Miller Staff Photographer Forward Haley Hatcher pursues the ball during the Aug. 2 game against Missouri State. The Hogs went on to win the game 1-0.

Athletics Revamps iPhone App

Kristen Coppola Sports Editor

Photos taken from official app The UA Athletic Department released the updated Arkansas Razorback iPhone app Tuesday. The app allows fans to remain up-to-date with current Razorback athletic events and news.

An Arkansas Razorback athletics iPhone app was relaunched Tuesday and reflects improvements and updates for the 2012-13 season. The three megabyte app has tabs for news, schedules, live events, on-demand, rosters, scores, photos, athletic facilities, the Twitter feed of the Arkansas Razorbacks official account and game day. Users can sort by sport or choose to view all sports. The rosters have photos of the players and coaches next to their names and numbers. Users can tap on a player to view his or her biography, position and stats. Though free to download, users can pay $2.99 for an upgrade that provides access to on-demand video of press conferences, highlights and other special features. The upgrade, which is the

fourth version of the app, allows fans with a RazorVision subscription to listen to live audio on their phones. Users are also able to share stories to social networks including Twitter and Facebook or send messages or email from within the app. The Arkansas Razorbacks app can be downloaded through iTunes on a computer or through the App Store on the iPhone. An app designed for the iPad will debut in the next few weeks, according to a press release. The iPad app would have many of the same features. The Arkansas Razorbacks app has many more athletic features than the UARKmobile iPhone app, which is powered by Blackboard and is the official app for the UA. The UARKmobile iPhone app only shows scores, schedules, and news under the athletics tab.

August 29, 2012  

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