The Drennen-Scott House:
Van Buren’s Addition to UA Fort Smith

by Derek Wright


During Spring semester 2011, the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith plans to open the most unique addition yet to the campus, but you will have to cross the river to see it.

Photo: Drennen-Scott House
Photo credit: Derek Wright

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Warming Hearts One Person at a Time

by Madison Macklin

Every year the holidays sneak up on us and disappear just as quickly as they appeared. Everyone hurries to buy gifts for each member of their family, decorate their homes, and prepare great feasts to share. During this chilly, yet heartwarming, time of the year rises the concern for those who have little to nothing in their lives. Area congregations and organizations work very hard to organize several helping hand programs to assist those in the community who are in need of a little heartwarming themselves.

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Need a Lift?

by Alexis Coleman


Being the socially conscious college student that I am and wanting to leave a smaller footprint on the environment, I had already been examining Fort Smith’s public transit system to see how convenient it would be for me to use. A recent accident that destroyed my car and left me temporarily on foot has made this a real time issue of getting where I need to go.

The Fort Smith Transit Department website contains considerable information, including route maps.
Illustration courtesy of FSTD.

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Marines – Crunchy on the Outside, Gooey in the Middle?

Public Service Announcement

Yes, they are. At least when it comes to kids. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is a widely known organization that collects new, unwrapped toys from October until December every year. These toys are distributed as Christmas gifts for underprivileged children in the area.

Poster illustration courtesy Toys for Tots.

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Discover Yourself

by Madison Macklin

Every spring the month of May gives close to yet another semester, relieving students and faculty alike. Some students during this time take the chance to catch up on sleep before beginning summer courses. Some return home to spend time with their families while others find themselves on a job hunt. Still others might discover they have more time on their hands than normal, extra money in the bank, and the urge to travel before returning to the daily grind of classes. If you find yourself in the latter position, taking a Maymester course might be an experience to consider.

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UAFS Students Gain Real Election Night Experience

by Amanda Harris

“Every newscast counts. Make this one your best.” These are the words that adorn the door leading into the studio at KFSM Channel 5 News. I had my first experience with broadcast journalism at the local station during recent elections, which seem to be the most hectic events in news reporting outside of severe weather coverage.

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