Archive for October, 2014

News

Smartwatch skepticism could affect sales

It is no surprise that smartwatches are the new up-and-coming product on the market. It started with small manufacturers like Pebble and Megawatch and now even big companies like Sony, Samsung and LG have produced smartwatches. Some, however, are skeptical as to how useful these watches can be. An article […]

Couple highlights vices and virtues in relationships
News

Couple highlights vices and virtues in relationships

Relationship week brought Jeff and Debby McElroy to the John Brown University campus for three days last week. The couple said they are always glad to be on college campuses, and especially JBU. They spoke on relationships ranging from the everyday intrapersonal to the relationship between married couples. The couple […]

Pursue your education
Opinion

Pursue your education

As a phoenix dies and then is reborn from its ashes, so is my hope for you. My aspiration for you this year is that you would form from the ashes and rise to the occasion. In this, I am referring to your education. As a student, you have the […]

Hispanic students celebrate culture
Opinion

Hispanic students celebrate culture

From the middle of September to the middle of October, we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month with the goal of showing the importance of diversity, not only here on campus but nationally as well. The activities are meant to contribute to the growth of knowledge and appreciation of variety. God […]

Opinion

Keep in touch: Don’t forget family and friends at home

Coming to college is overwhelming, even for returning students. There’s packing to do, arrangements to make, schedules to put in order and shopping to get done. In addition to stress there is also excitement. You get to make new friends and see old ones. Depending on your personality, this may […]

Opinion

Celebrity crises: We should not mock their struggles

When Robin Williams committed suicide earlier this year, everyone was suddenly involved in the family’s private affairs. Everyone is discussing Jennifer Lawrence’s nude photos, and, as she told Vanity Fair, even people she knew and loved had looked at the photos. Now Amanda Bynes is lighting up Twitter with her […]

Opinion

Advice from a workaholic: find balance

My phone buzzes and a message from my friend pops up, asking if I want to watch a movie tonight. I sigh in frustration; mere minutes ago I made plans with another group of friends, despite the fact that I will be working down to the wire on Saturday. Even […]

Lifestyles

Adequate sleep proves necessary

It is no secret that a majority of college students struggle with obtaining an appropriate amount of sleep each night while trying to manage time in order to avoid all-nighters. John Brown University’s Nurse Rhonda Hostler says that sleeping is not just for resting but also aids in studying. “Let’s […]

Libraries: Dying or thriving?
Lifestyles

Libraries: Dying or thriving?

Only 19 percent of Americans ages 16-29 said their library closing would have a major impact on them. Despite that statistic, 50 percent of this age group stated that they’ve used a library in the past year (3 percent more than Americans 30 years and over) and 36 percent have […]

Local attraction features fall festivities
Lifestyles

Local attraction features fall festivities

As cooler weather approaches and the leaves begin to change the fall festivities are just beginning, one being The Sarsaparilla’s annual corn funny farm and corn maze. The corn maze is just eight miles from Siloam Springs and has multiple family-friendly activities. It opened Sept 26th and will be open […]