Archive for November, 2013

Opinion

Read for pleasure

You can tell what time of the semester it is by observing the busyness of the library. Students sit slouched over books, their glazed eyes straining to concentrate on and somehow absorb the material staring blandly up into their faces. Coffee fuels the student too drowsy to focus without caffeine. […]

Opinion

More chapels, please

Changes in this semester’s chapel regimen have left reporters feeling dismayed. Besides an unusually high number of all-worship nights at The Gathering, we have also noticed a distinct lack of additional opportunities for chapel credit. Only two talkback sessions occurred, with Phil and Rici Skei back in September and Tony […]

Eagles trump Crowley’s Ridge, fall to MNU
Sports

Eagles trump Crowley’s Ridge, fall to MNU

The Lady Eagles played their second game on Saturday in Bill George Arena against Crowley’s Ridge. JBU swept the game with a 97-38 victory. Senior Kortni Barenberg scored 22 of the 97 Golden Eagle points, setting a career-high for herself. Barenberg scored the first JBU basket, to which Crowley’s Ridge […]

Rugby headed to L.A., calls on community for support
Sports

Rugby headed to L.A., calls on community for support

The JBU rugby club won their games in South Dakota and is preparing for a trip to Los Angeles in the spring. “We played two games, the semifinal match against South Dakota State on Saturday and the final against Wayne State on Sunday,” said Tyler Kinzer, senior intercultural studies major. […]

Bullies: Who’s at fault? Smart people quit
Opinion

Bullies: Who’s at fault? Smart people quit

Thirty years old. Richie Incognito is 30 years old. He graduated from high school twelve years ago. According to Wikipedia he’s paid 4 million dollars a year ($333,333 a month) and has been playing football since 2005—starting with the St. Louis Rams. But despite his age, his experience and his […]

Seize your college years
Opinion

Seize your college years

When I was asked to write periodically for the Opinions section of the newspaper, my initial thoughts were to write a controversial article about whether leggings were pants or why Mayfield gets handicap points in the basketball dorm competition. Sure, those things would make great press. But, honestly, the last […]

Bullies: Who’s at fault? Martin needs tougher skin
Opinion

Bullies: Who’s at fault? Martin needs tougher skin

Miami Dolphins’ ninth-year offensive guard Richie Incognito is on suspension and talking heads on sports networks are claiming his career with Miami is over. Second-year offensive tackle Jonathan Martin has left the team, accusing Incognito of bullying via threatening emails and racially charged voicemails. Bullying is an issue that has […]

Kitten teaches professor
Opinion

Kitten teaches professor

Our cat died today. Her name was Kitten because we never resolved naming rights, the one who found her or the one who fed her. My eyes are burning and my chest is sore from expressing and withholding my unexpected response, quite surprisingly since the men in my life call […]

Feed children via text messaging
Opinion

Feed children via text messaging

Have you ever gone a whole day without eating? Two days? What about a whole month? I highly doubt you have – and if you have, come talk to me, because that’s impressive. Believe it or not, there are children in this world that could possibly suffer an entire month […]

News

Harry Potter gateway hosts Quidditch on the Quad

The Hungarian Horntails and the Team That Must Not Be Named went head to head playing the wizarding world’s favorite magical sport—Quidditch yesterday. This game has been adapted for non-magical people, or “muggles,” from the popular Harry Potter series for hundreds of colleges and leagues around the country. Tracy Balzer’s […]