Archive for April, 2013

Opinion

Tragedy and kindness through the lens of a photographer

Our minds have a way of protecting us when we are attempting to process something so terrible that we may go into shock. We separate our emotions and begin to deal with the situation immediately in front of us. Some seek safety and family; others spring into action, throwing themselves […]

Lifestyles

Faculty go abroad for the summer

Each summer, students leave the John Brown University campus and fan out across the world to pursue jobs, internships, summer classes, vacations and adventures galore. When they return, exciting news of these summer adventures wafts across campus like a refreshing breeze of excitement and opportunity. But, have they ever wondered […]

Former resident director gets real about faith and sexuality
News

Former resident director gets real about faith and sexuality

As Patrick Bergquist prepared to speak at Grace Episcopal Church on Friday, he decided to break a cardinal rule of public speaking. He started off by mentioning how nervous he was. The former resident director of North (now Hutcheson) Hall was aware of the weight of what he had to […]

Seniors leave a winning legacy
Sports

Seniors leave a winning legacy

Three senior players from the men’s basketball team, Abel Galliguez, Coleson Rakestraw and E.J. McWoods, will be leaving the team upon graduation this May. The seniors will complete the spring semester without stepping foot on the court again at John Brown University. Abel Galliguez Galliguez said now that he is […]

Ruble invests fifty years
Lifestyles

Ruble invests fifty years

In 1964 the Beatles came to America, the Vietnam War escalated, a law passed abolishing racial segregation in the U.S. and the movie Mary Poppins premiered. In that same year, Richard Lee Ruble started teaching at John Brown University. Nearly 50 years later, Ruble is still teaching for the University. […]

Opinion

Letter to the Editor: Clarity on JBU’s policy

College is the best time for asking difficult questions. JBU is committed to honoring, supporting and working with any and all students as they seek clarity about their identity and God’s calling on their lives. JBU’s position, posture and expectation in regards to human sexuality and sexual behavior, including same-sex […]

Student pushes empathy for homosexuality
Opinion

Student pushes empathy for homosexuality

God made a fertile man and a fertile woman in the beginning; therefore, marriage should only be between a fertile man and woman. I do not actually believe this, but I hope it illustrates a point. We as Christians often times are so caught up in theological intricacies that we […]

Senior editors look to future, bid farewell
Opinion

Senior editors look to future, bid farewell

Exactly two months from today I will be sunbathing on a beach in Jamaica, holding a fruity drink not approved by the JBU covenant and stealing glances at my new, handsome husband. But two months seems so very far away at this moment. Right now I have to start my […]

Senior editors look to future, bid farewell
Opinion

Senior editors look to future, bid farewell

It is hard to believe that 23 days from now, I will walk across the stage in Bill George Arena and receive my diploma. Well, it will actually just be an empty cover – but you get my point: I am graduating. When I came to John Brown University in […]

Opinion

Respecting homosexuality

The issue of homosexuality is in many ways the biggest issue facing the church today. With the definition of marriage changing in many states and the public opinion shifting, it is important that the church address and revaluate its position on what is an increasingly prominent issue. No matter where […]