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2020 Academic All-Stars

2020 Academic All-Stars

May 1, 2020

Vol 45 • No 33

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2020 Arkansas Times Academic All-Star Team

Meet the best and brightest high school seniors in the state.

2020 Arkansas Times Academic All-Star finalists

These students made the final round of judging for the 2020 Arkansas Times Academic All-Star team.

2020 Arkansas Times Academic All-Star nominees

Here are the students nominated to be Academic All-Stars. 

Pediatrician talks about COVID-19 symptoms, recovery and release

The third-year pediatric resident was working in the ER at Children’s (masked, following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines) when she was told she needed to quarantine. That was March 26. She was released from isolation April 11.

State works with Stone County Ironworks owner to buy PPE

The strategy "allowed us to procure large quantities of PPE for Arkansas that some other states who went the traditional route don’t have. We didn’t want to go to the well with everyone else, so instead we went to the creek,” UAMS procurement head said.

UAMS nurse talks about tending the sickest of the COVID-19 sick

"This whole situation is nothing anyone thought we’d ever do when we signed up to be a nurse,” Elizabeth Sullivan said. “Right now, I kind of equate it to, if this was a war and I was a soldier.”

The Observer: Craving a fast-forward button

While The Observer was never quite a “people person,” more likely to spend time with characters in books and films than with flesh-and-blood folks unless they’re kin or married into our little circle, we find that we have come to miss shared social experiences quite a bit during this thing, locked down as we are here in The Observatory with Spouse and Junior, two crazy cats and whatever volunteer critters are making those scratching, skittering noises we’ve heard coming from the crawlspace.

Pot and the pandemic in Arkansas

Medical marijuana dispensaries offer delivery, add new in-store safety measures.

Quarantine To-Dos: Drums By Distance, and a virtual community quilt

A few additions to your quarantine entertainment calendar.

A child thanks the angels at Baptist Health

A doctor's 11-year-old son made notes for the nurses caring for COVID-19 patients.

Ticks, cows and the war on contagions

A forgotten historical parallel to the coronavirus pandemic.

Inconsequential News Quiz: It's Good to be Tiger King Edition

Play at home, while staring into the abyss, which also stares into you.

Ernest Dumas: The Trump pandemic and the lesson from Camus

Ernest Dumas brings together Camus, coronavirus and Donald Trump.

From Nigeria to rural Arkansas: Oluwatobi Adewumi on culture shock, crowns and quarantine

"I kind of lean towards beauty — to me, beauty carries more weight," Adewumi said. "Women have some kind of energy. … To me, they speak volumes more."

Maskerade: Arkansas Times readers show us their homemade facial coverings

The Arkansas Times asked to see your masks, and here’s what you came up with.