Month: September 2014

New volleyball coach encourages family culture
Sports

New volleyball coach encourages family culture

Ken Carver has it bad– the coaching bug. Carver is the new women’s volleyball coach at John Brown University. He graduated from Malone University with a degree in biology and went immediately into a resident director position at Indiana Wesleyan for four years. After working in the residence halls, he […]

Sports

Social media impacts family dynamics

The hash tag “Why I Stayed” on Twitter places Ray and Janay Rice’s case of domestic violence on spotlight for the second time this year. Public awareness about the topic has raised questions on whether social media sets an appropriate platform for discussing family conflicts. Questions started to rise after […]

Golden Eagles fall to undefeated Ravens
Sports

Golden Eagles fall to undefeated Ravens

John Brown Universiy freshman Sarah Frey opened Saturday’s game against Benedictine with an early shot just two minutes in. Seven minutes later, sophomore Savannah Beth would send her own strike at the Raven’s keeper, setting an aggressive pace. “I thought the first half went really well,” Senior Casey O’Brien said […]

Men’s soccer clenches 4th consecutive win
Sports

Men’s soccer clenches 4th consecutive win

The John Brown University men entered Saturday’s game against the Benedictine Ravens riding a wave of three straight wins. The game started quickly when the Ravens attempted a shot just one minute, 10 seconds into the play. Defender Logan Hellinghausen blocked the shot, setting a high standard for the back […]

Lifestyles

Popular clothing line strikes up controversy

Urban Outfitters recently released an official apology for what resembled a blood-splattered, “Vintage Kent State Sweatshirt.” The sweatshirt design alluded to the fatal school shootings that occurred in 1970 at Kent State University, where four people died. Urban Outfitters said the blood-splatters were merely the faded design from its original […]

Lifestyles

Explore Apple’s iOS 8: 8 user-friendly features

1. In-text voice The technology pendulum has been swinging on the side of ease and efficiency for, well … ever. This is especially true in the phone world, where there are now phone-induced thumb disorders. Whether or not Apple designers found the social commentary/implication stuff of texting-injured thumbs disturbing, and […]

Student musician strives to uplift
Lifestyles

Student musician strives to uplift

After two attempted musical groups fizzled away, sophomore Caleb Garrett’s musical prowess is finally paying off. Starting his musical career as a hobby, Garrett evolved his hobby into a living passion. He began playing the fiddle at the age of 10, and over time, picked up the guitar and mandolin. […]

Summer isn’t over
Opinion

Summer isn’t over

Summer has officially come to an end, but that doesn’t mean we have to say goodbye to the season just yet. It’s hold still lingers on, even throughout the coming of fall. Just open your car door and feel the heat pour out, instantly covering your body in sweat. It’s […]

Put your phone away
Opinion

Put your phone away

You are alone, walking leisurely up a sidewalk. Various noises fill in the absence of conversation. You look around and see trees, maybe buildings and cars. Now you turn your attention back to the vantage point ahead of you. A person turns a corner on the right and begins approaching […]

Is John Brown University a safe place?
Opinion

Is John Brown University a safe place?

Every semester that I teach the Capstone Seminar in Christian Life class, students write a spiritual biography paper that describes their spiritual journey, including how their time at JBU has influenced their relationship with God. Reading these papers is an incredible privilege as students let me peek inside their private […]