Archive for December, 2014

Catholics and evangelicals commanded to love
Opinion

Catholics and evangelicals commanded to love

I am a self-identified evangelical who was raised in Catholicism. I am also a confused evangelical who has noticed a subtle, mean-spirited criticism of Catholicism. I only noticed this long after I broke from the Catholic path and decided that my own personal reasons for choosing to become an evangelical […]

Opinion

Ferguson ignites race discussion: Students should listen with sincerity

A few months ago, no one knew or cared about the town of Ferguson, Mo. It was a suburb of St. Louis with just over 20,000 people, but on Aug. 9 it became a place of racial tension, tragedy and violence the next day. The shooting of unarmed black teenager […]

Military kid myths
Opinion

Military kid myths

The life of a military kid is commonly put into one major category involving a lot of moving, one parent gone constantly and a life filled with emotional handicaps. Conflicting with widespread opinions, not every military kid experience is the same. My own experience with being a military kid is […]

Vote smart: Research candidates first
Opinion

Vote smart: Research candidates first

On November 4 of this year, some of us voted. Statistically about 25 percent of college-age young adults actually vote in mid-term elections. It can be pretty difficult to vote as a college student, as we are often far from home. Luckily, we have an absentee voting system that sends […]

Tree reminds professor of eternal goals
Opinion

Tree reminds professor of eternal goals

During the hot summer of 2009, God opened a door for me to work and study in Turkey for the first time. It was almost the end of that summer when I started my trip to the seven churches in the book of Revelation. I began with Smyrna, hoping that […]

Small businesses thrive downtown
News

Small businesses thrive downtown

With an estimated population of 15,856 and an estimated 2,087 companies in Siloam Springs, it would seem that the livelihoods of businesses both large and small are easily accomplished. Yet, there is much work and upkeep behind the small businesses in our historic downtown to keep them sustained. Many vintage […]

Join the herd? JBU students react to Yik Yak controversy
Lifestyles

Join the herd? JBU students react to Yik Yak controversy

Controversy has come to campus again, this time in the form of an app called Yik Yak. Yik Yak is a social media app that allows users to post brief messages completely anonymously. Users can see Yaks posted in their immediate geographical area, making the app popular on high school […]

Student shares story of redemption
Lifestyles

Student shares story of redemption

Maria Velázquez is bursting with life, so much so that her friend, Gabby Villalba, refers to her as “el oso,” or “the little bear.” When asked why, Gabby explains, “You just want to hug her like a little teddy bear.” Despite Maria’s huggable sweetness, life hasn’t always been sweet in […]

Too many children, not enough homes
News

Too many children, not enough homes

When it comes to adopting children, whether it be foreign or domestic, the obstacles can be devastating. Social Psychologist Susan Newman discussed the various barriers that couples face when looking into adoption. “If you adopt a child from the welfare system, the child will most likely be over the age […]

U.S. hides homeless from sight
News

U.S. hides homeless from sight

The homeless: what should be done with them? This is a question cities across the nation are wrestling with. States such as California, New York and Florida have implemented regulations restricting the homeless out of a desire to protect communities from dangerous situations. In Fort Lauderdale, Fla. authorities allegedly arrested […]