Archive for October, 2014

Lifestyles

Ancient history spawns spooky traditions

In the United States, Halloween is one of the most widely-celebrated holidays. Young people, and even some adults, go disguised into the night in search of treats to eat or tricks to play on the unassuming. These traditions play out annually, drawing on a rich and often quite odd assortment […]

Clothing drive to help sexually abused women
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Clothing drive to help sexually abused women

Students Against Sex Slavery (S.A.S.S.) has set out to collect clothes for previously trafficked women. The clothing drive began Oct. 13 and will end Oct. 31. Kris Gay, one of the leaders of the campus ministry, said that last year the ministry visited Partners Against Trafficking Humans, the only home […]

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Student yearbook receives a ‘major facelift’

John Brown University’s student yearbook, the Nesher, starts the year with its theme, “Renewal,” adapting to changes such as a new publisher, a new look and apps that allow students to upload user-generated pictures and see 3-D videos. This year, the Nesher is working with a new publisher. Walsworth Publishing […]

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Rising numbers of homeless in NWA

In Northwest Arkansas, the Genesis House, a non-profit organization, is helping people understand what it is like to spend a day in the life of the homeless. According to projecthome.org, during 2013, there were 610, 042 homeless across the United States of America. Of that 610,042, 394,698 live in shelters, […]

JBU graduates join in World Race
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JBU graduates join in World Race

Two John Brown University graduates plan to set off on an 11-month mission trip with the World Race. The World Race is “a journey to 11 countries in 11 months to serve ‘the least of these’ while amongst real and raw community,” said worldrace.org. World Race has been sending squads […]

NWA calls for immigration  reform
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NWA calls for immigration reform

A growing number of immigrants have flocked to Northwest Arkansas each year for the past few decades. According to NWA Online, “About 1 in 6 Benton and Washington county residents are Hispanic immigrants from more than 20 Latin American countries. They number some 74,000, 20 times the Hispanic population in […]

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Colcord mission provides local perspective

Students at John Brown University have a passion for mission work, whether outreaching locally or internationally. JBU has emphasized locally directed missions, and during this fall break, a team of 12 students served the community of Colcord, Okla. Frank Huebert, director of service and outreach ministries, has seen a need […]

Enactus business plan benefits non-profit in need
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Enactus business plan benefits non-profit in need

John Brown University’s Enactus team has been working with the Siloam Springs Adult Development Center for almost a year and a half, producing marketing plans and research to help make the center more self-sufficient with regards to funding. After months of planning and an unsuccessful first attempt, the Enactus team […]

Cross country starts season on the right foot
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Cross country starts season on the right foot

Fall season sports are in full swing at John Brown University. Among those are the cross country teams, whose season so far has had a promising beginning, with a championship for both the men and women under their belts. Scott Schochler, coach of the JBU cross country team, claimed training […]

Intramurals encourage sportsmanship
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Intramurals encourage sportsmanship

With a new season comes new sports, and John Brown University offers intramural sports for those not involved in University athletics. As the intramural program has been created for a fun outlet to participate in sports, some students have had issues with intramurals being too competitive, or not competitive enough. […]