The staff of The Lions’ Chronicle was shocked and appalled to learn last Thursday that, despite numerous opportunities to do so, no April Fools’ Day jokes were perpetrated on the UA Fort Smith campus. We had planned to cover successful pranks in this issue but, since students failed to provide material for us to work with, have decided to just present some history of April Fools’ Day and list some of the more popular hoaxes played around the world.
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When I addressed the dangers of antibacterial hand soaps in the last issue, I discovered far more material than I had room to cover in one article. Last time, I could only address the immediate concern of indiscriminately killing bacteria and potentially breeding a superstrain. I had to wait a whole month before I could tackle the problem of viruses.
Lori Noran, assistant professor of speech communication, gave a valuable presentation on listening: How to Talk to Your Professors. Her presentation caused me to wonder what our professors think about us, and improvements they would like to see.