Archive for March, 2014

Opinion

Barbie Swimsuit Edition: What is she advocating?

Barbie recently appeared on the 50th Anniversary cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition. Clad in a black and white one-piece, the children’s toy makes a statement: Barbie is sexy, Barbie is beautiful, Barbie is wanted by men. And little girls who play with the plastic doll should aspire to one […]

Women fellowship, grow closer at annual retreat
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Women fellowship, grow closer at annual retreat

About 60 of John Brown University’s young women gathered at New Life Ranch last weekend for the annual Women’s Retreat sponsored by Student Ministries Leadership Team (SMLT). The theme this year was “Invitation,” inspired by guest speaker Lynette Washington, who came from Fayetteville to spend the weekend with students. Under […]

Students spread love and awareness for TWLOHA
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Students spread love and awareness for TWLOHA

Students gathered on Thursday night to learn more about suicide prevention and to support people suffering from depression and self-harm at an event put on by a Leaders Scholar Institute team. The LSI team also encouraged students to spread awareness for suicide prevention on Friday through social media using the […]

Students to participate in Nutrition Month
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Students to participate in Nutrition Month

The John Brown University campus will participate in National Nutrition month this March. The University seeks to help students make better health and eating choices. With the help of Nurse Rhonda Hostler and the University’s dining services, the University will create “Eco-fit.” This program will consist of four to six […]

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Career Center to prep students for life after graduation

Every student, at some point in their college career, asks this one question: what am I supposed to do after I graduate? Career Development will attempt to answer this question and so many more at “Exploring Life after JBU.” This event will take place on Friday, March 14 from noon […]

Divisional chapels promote unity within majors
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Divisional chapels promote unity within majors

Students at John Brown University worshipped alongside their like-minded peers for chapel last Thursday. Chapel was divided by academic department into seven separate services. “Faculty are some of the most significant spiritual influences on students, and we wanted to give our faculty an opportunity to address the spiritual needs of […]

Ballard balances campus safety and family
Lifestyles

Ballard balances campus safety and family

Clint Ballard isn’t your “traditional” undergraduate student. Ballard is a campus safety officer, husband, father of four, and a reserve National Guardsman; all while studying in John Brown University’s construction management program. Before coming to the University, Ballard served for a decade in the Army, touring in Operation Enduring Freedom […]

Opinion

Trends never die

I’m a nontraditional student, so I’m a good 10 years older than most of my peers on campus. I’ve been around long enough now to see trends come and go. I lived through the decade of spandex, pump up Nikes, MC Hammer and scratch ‘n sniff stickers. I remember colored […]

Opinion

Shine your light

On an airplane ride home for Christmas break, I was reminded of the importance that each person has, not only individually, but also as a group that joins together to impact the world. It brought new meaning to Jesus’ command to “Let your light shine before men” (Matthew 5:16). It […]

Opinion

No to drones: America does not need another excuse to be lazy

It would meet Americans’ not-so-subtle desire for instant gratification, that’s for sure. But if Amazon and other major for-profit companies begin to use drones for delivery, what could the repercussions be for our society? In an interview broadcasted on “60 Minutes,” Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos seemed optimistic about the evolution […]