HUQP 2.0

IN 2011, a handful of students and alumni from Harding University—a Church of Christ college in Searcy—created a zine, titled “State of the Gay,” to educate the community on LGBT rights and cultivate a supportive community. It swiftly became a front-burner issue, stirring controversy and much-needed conversation. Seven years later, in April of this year,…

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Meghana Bollimpalli

MEGHANA BOLLIMPALLI isn’t your typical 17-year-old. For starters, she’s well on her way to becoming a serious science whiz. Case in point: The Central High School student, who hails from India, was able to use inexpensive byproducts such as tea powder, molasses and tannin to make electrodes for supercapacitors. Her research earned her a slew…

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Maf Sonko

IN 2000, when Maf Sonko moved to the United States from his native Gambia and started working for his uncle’s small money-transfer company, he glimpsed his future. He saw how customers shopped around for the best exchange rates and he learned a thing or two about the market. Fifteen years later, after snagging an industrial…

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Kim Lane

IT’S VERY POSSIBLE, Kim Lane knows, to turn a good idea into a successful business. You just need the right person to nudge you in the right direction. Someone like Kim herself. Just a few months ago, she was appointed CEO of The Conductor—a partnership between the University of Central Arkansas and Startup Junkie Consulting—that…

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Stan Morris

FOR YEARS, Stan Morris had thought about doing his own thing—breaking off from traditional media, launching an online news outlet with a local bent. He’d worked as a journalist since 2007, but it wasn’t until a brief stint at The Jonesboro Sun that he felt a pressing urge to take the leap. So, in June…

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