Pandemic Plight: As A Novel Virus Took Root in the Foreground, the Usual Suspects of Mental Health Arose From Behind the Veil

by Dustin Jayroe   John Doe has battled addiction for nearly a decade. His substance use began as a social pastime during his college years; a little drinking turned into a little smoking and a little snorting, as his cohort of fellow young adults stumbled upon plethoric access to party-time potions. But what remained occasional…

Overcoming Adversity

By Dustin Jayroe Comparing the health of Arkansas to other states is a woeful endeavor. It’s with a grimace of penitence one conducts such research, only to find so often the same result, regardless of measuring metric: last, or close. From heart disease to cancer rates to diabetes, a smeared stain continuously condemns our reputation.…

Sky of the Month: Stargazing in October 2020

Every month, AY About You outlines the night sky in these easily digestible guides. And stargazing in October is another one for the books. This month features local astrophotography from Arkansan Tony Milligan. You can find more of his spectacular photos on his website, Captured in Time.     Moon Phases   Full Moon: Oct. 1* Third…

AY Gives Back

By Dustin Jayroe   When the COVID-19 pandemic struck Arkansas and lingered well past the March diagnosis, many bemoaned the things that could have been. Beyond the tragedies that were stripped away from students, postponed or reinvented wedding ceremonies, and so on, plenty also yearned for the electives that were missed: concerts, vacations and the…