Month: January 2015

Professor recognizes race, humanity
Opinion

Professor recognizes race, humanity

Notice: The following column contains language that may be offensive. On most days, Katrina was loud and funny and inappropriate. This week, she was quiet and irritable. When she stormed out of the classroom, I knew I had to follow her. My ninth grade English class was not very far […]

Pro: the great gun control debate
Opinion

Pro: the great gun control debate

This is not my first draft. In fact, I do not really care to disclose how many times I attempted to write a pro-gun opinion piece. Music blaring and coffee flowing, I attacked it from several different angles, all the while losing my own voice and opinion and succumbing to […]

Modern chivalry looks like kindness
Opinion

Modern chivalry looks like kindness

Let’s get one thing straight— I’m a strong, independent woman who don’t need no man. Ah, I can see hackles raising already. If women are so independent these days, what place do good old-fashioned values have? What’s the place of chivalry? Chivalric code stemmed from the obligations knights had to […]

Opinion

Student shares: ‘I am gay’

Tears streamed down my face one September eve as a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders when I finally realized that God loved me. There is a freedom that comes with that kind of love, which is neither conditional nor capricious. It is the very essence of God. I […]

The story of each subject was posted below their photograph. Pictured, a student reads another student's story.
Lifestyles

Student captures life behind the smiles

Soft music played, hugs exchanged, and smiles graced the faces of John Brown University students who had the opportunity to view Erika Forney’s senior photography exhibition. Opening-night students stood in anticipation lining the entirety of John Brown’s Windgate Visual Arts East. Forney’s showcase titled, “Your Story Matters” on Jan. 19, […]

Avoiding the January blues
Lifestyles

Avoiding the January blues

Has the winter got you down? After a long holiday season, the winter months of January and February can sometimes leave you feeling sad, bored, or even depressed. Where do these feelings come from? How do you stop them? Sometimes called the January Blues, these feelings can stem from many […]

News

Extended open dorm policy accepted

Last semester the Student Government Association (SGA) researched and proposed a change in John Brown University’s open dorm policy. Their project is now a reality. Beginning this semester, open dorm hours have been extended to start at 6 p.m. instead of 7 p.m. According to SGA President Brad Johnson, this […]

News

Paris attack shakes students

The editors at Charlie Hebdo did not see it coming. During a regulatory editorial meeting on Wednesday Jan. 7, two men entered the room and opened fire. The two men shouted in Arabic, “We have avenged the Prophet Muhammad! God is great!” The shooters, Cherif and Said Kouachi, drove away, […]