Archive for March, 2012

Treat People Like People
Opinion

Treat People Like People

I usually write about things that aren’t very important. I mean, really, freshman parking? That’s what you’re going with, Hannah? I know it’s kind of asinine, but I figure making you laugh or leaving you slightly annoyed is better than ranting and raving to the general public and getting hate […]

A closer look at Kony 2012
Opinion

A closer look at Kony 2012

By now you have seen Invisible Children’s new video, “Kony 2012.” It has, after all, nearly 74 million views on YouTube since posted on March 5. But in case you haven’t, you can read the synopsis in the box next to this column. The video seems noble enough. After all, […]

Craving A Fast; Craving a Lifestyle
Opinion

Craving A Fast; Craving a Lifestyle

Lent is a time where you give up something as an act to honor God. This might have been productive in the Old Testament times but since Jesus came, isn’t this how we are supposed to live every day? I gave up soda once. By the end of that month, […]

Opinion

Allergy-free cafeteria: helping students with dietary needs

For most, walking into the dining hall for a meal and seeing indistinguishable food out, ready to eat without signs to identify it can be a minor annoyance. But for some students who have food allergies or who require gluten-free diets, a lack of consistent signage can pose a threat […]

Opinion

None of the above: the GOP is wasting a perfect presidential chance

Even though Super Tuesday was over a week ago, the Republican party is still unsure of their possible presidential nomination. And the vitriol continues to flow. The Republican party is somewhat in shambles, imploding under the pressure of the 2012 presidential election. Frankly, it’s embarrassing. The Threefold Advocate urges the […]

Opinion

Continuous thankfulness

The last seconds of my mom’s sweet voice on the phone are interrupted by a loud rooster in the background; I believe it belongs to my next-door neighbor Elena, that loud and affectionate “almost-aunt” who spoiled me throughout my childhood. I realize then that the noisy bird might become one […]

First time voter readies up
Opinion

First time voter readies up

It’s 2012. It’s a leap year. It’s the beginning of my senior year of college. It’s the year I turn 21. It’s… it’s… a presidential election year, which leaves me more scared than if it were the year the world ended. If you haven’t done the math yet, this will […]

News

Cafeteria seeks to meet dietary restrictions

After battling health issues, senior Jessica High’s food restrictions kept her from enjoying an average meal at the cafeteria like everyone else. Her gluten-, dairy- and soy-free diet left little to desire as she searched the cafeteria’s menu online on a weekly basis, only realizing there was not much she […]

News

Calling listeners to face their fears

Students in chapel on March 8 laughed as the speaker listed off some unrealistic fears, such as anatidaephobia, “the fear that somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you.” But she did not stop there. Instead, speaker Sarah Sumner went on to challenge the student body to face the real fears […]

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Freshman has a winning way with words

A fresh face is picking up several big honors for the John Brown University Forensics Team, and he is not majoring in any sort of communications degree. He is a freshman youth ministry major. Joshua McBride, a freshman, said he stumbled upon the team when Erick Roebuck, assistant professor of […]