The Voice Gives Thanks

   This Thanksgiving what I am most thankful for is my family. Never living on my own and then suddenly moving 2,000 miles away has been a big adjustment. Moving has really helped me appreciate my family and where I am from so much more. My brother and his girlfriend had their second child this week … Continue reading

Massacre And Abuse: Our Furry Friends Need Us More Than You Know

By Susan Pruitt Senior Editor    Once upon a time, I ran over a squirrel with my car.    The squirrel darted to the middle of the road, flicked its furry tail, then scurried back across my lane of traffic. I did not have time to stop.    The horror I experienced that day was surpassed Sept. 6 … Continue reading

Easter Truths Revealed

By Jennifer Lawrence Senior Editor Many religions have their own meaning for Easter.    In the Christian religion, Good Friday is celebrated as the day Jesus died on the cross and Easter is the occasion for which he arose from the grave.    But surprisingly, Easter is not found in the Bible. It is found in the … Continue reading

Spring Break:Helpful Or Hurtful

By Jennifer Lawrence Senior Editor    Spring break has come and gone for the University of Arkansas at Monticello students. While last week was a wonderful week off, I find myself wondering if I am the only student having trouble getting back into the swing of things.    Prior to spring break, I had a routine. I … Continue reading

Tiny Thai Place Offers New Experience

By Jennifer Lawrence Senior Editor MONTICELLO-Tiny Thai Place, located at 1039 Highway 278 W in Monticello is open for business.    When I first went into the restaurant, I was caught off guard. I expected it to be set up as a restaurant. Apparently he is trying to get off of the ground. He used to … Continue reading

A Taste Of Italy In Southeast Arkansas

By Clint Blasengame Senior Editor MONTICELLO-Panorama Ristorante in Monticello offers an authentic taste of Italy for southeastern Arkansans. Located on the square in downtown Monticello, this eatery which opened last December, offers a full menu and variety of Italian dishes. It features everything from classic lasagna to seafood pastas. Not only is the quality of … Continue reading

State Legislature Signs 12-Week Abortion Ban

By Jennifer Lawrence Senior Editor MONTICELLO-Arkansas signed a restrictive anti-abortion bill into law March 6.    This law gives Arkansas the strictest abortion law, with other states trying to follow suit. Generally, a baby’s heartbeat can be heard through an abdominal ultrasound at twelve weeks, which is why twelve weeks is the cut-off.    Senator Jason Rapert … Continue reading

Twenty-Eight Days Of Hope, Courage And Wisdom

By Susan Pruitt Senior Editor MONTICELLO-Maya Angelou once said, “No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.”    With February being Black History Month, I think it is important to recognize not only African-Americans’ trials and tribulations, but also … Continue reading

Handicapped Student Parking Elicits Questions

By Susan Pruitt Senior Editor    One really does not seem to take in the importance of handicapped parking until they themselves become disabled.    Recently, I was diagnosed with a painful, chronic condition. My doctor suggested I get a temporary handicapped placard for my car. After receiving my placard, I drove to the university to attend … Continue reading


Jennifer Lawrence Staff Writer    New Year’s resolutions. Those three words are very frustrating. Everyone wants to know your resolutions. Then, you fail. Everyone knows you failed. Ugh!    Forty-five percent of Americans usually make New Year’s resolutions, but only 64 percent of those make it past the first month. According to WebMD, the very act of … Continue reading