Month: October 2014

Sports

Saying goodbye to a legacy

Clark Sheehy is embarking on a new adventure as head coach for Southwest Baptist University. Sheehy has served as the head basketball coach for the men’s team at John Brown University for seven years, from 2007 to 2014. Sheehy graduated from the University in 1999, majoring in physical education. During […]

Sports

Royals advance to World Series after 29 years

It’s been an odd year for Kansas City Royals fans. The last time the Royals made it to the World Series, or even the postseason for that matter, was 1985 (that’s 29 years ago). Now, in 2014, the team has both made it to the playoffs and is currently battling […]

New basketball coach adjusts to new team
Sports

New basketball coach adjusts to new team

This Saturday marks the men’s basketball team’s first game under new head coach Jason Beschta. Beschta spent the last three years at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, where he led his team to a 62-36 record. While at OKWU, Beschta’s team played JBU twice. As a result, he became familiar with JBU […]

Opinion

Time to stop selling sexiness in films

You know what sells? Sex and explosions. Just take the Transformers movies for example. The total gross income of the recent Transformers movies in the United States is $1,319,187,682. Talk about a lot of zeroes. That’s more than all of the Toy Story movies combined ($852,637,924). You’ll notice how Toy […]

Opinion

Fashion choices affect culture and attitudes

The material that started out with the simple purpose of clothing nakedness has been brought up to assume an authority of voicing identity. Clothing itself is a necessity of life in most cultures. Fashion is a decorative implication that was born out of clothing and has become an industry of […]

Opinion

Be politically aware: Students should not ignore politics

Midterm elections are only days away, political ads are running rampant and students at John Brown University remain in their bubble. Many students at JBU are apathetic toward politics. Some just don’t care, others don’t vote because mailing in their ballot is tedious and many don’t even know who or […]

Opinion

Student urges awareness of asexuality

As the last week of October comes to an end, something special is going on. No, I don’t mean that Halloween is fast approaching. This is a week — not a day, a week — to celebrate asexuality and its growing awareness. However, before I explain why asexuality is so […]

Lifestyles

Reading benefits intelligence and relationships

One would hope all of the reading one does in college actually improves intelligence, or at least contributes to some higher thought function. But does reading have any sort of impact on the mind? And if so, does this impact matter? Some have questioned the idea of chewing on words […]

University welcomes new musical director
Lifestyles

University welcomes new musical director

This year, John Brown University welcomes Leisl Dromi, a new musical director to the music department. Dromi grew up in a musical family that sparked her interest in music at a young age. Both of Dromi’s parents are amateur musicians, and her only sister is a professional musician. Her father […]

Lifestyles

Students reflect on impact of horror films

If one scours the internet, he or she could find a multitude of lists and articles with titles such as “10 best horror movies” and “5 best/worst slasher films.” Some watch them for a laugh. Others watch them to be scared, while some others watch them because it’s the thing […]