Archive for February, 2015

Opinion

ISIS continues terror: Students must stay informed

In the fall, it seemed that the only thing in the news was the horrors and atrocities committed by ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria). There were beheadings, murders, sex slavery and thousands of people displaced by war. Unfortunately, this has not stopped. ISIS is still terrorizing the Middle […]

Opinion

Vaccines for children: Parents should choose lifesaving treatment

In the year 2000, measles was eradicated from the Unites States. The highly contagious respiratory disease, spread through the air, used to claim the lives of hundreds, sometimes thousands, each year in the U.S. Nearly every child experienced it at some point in their lives, and some developed deadly complications. […]

Opinion

Understand the ‘magnitude of slavery’

This column is not meant to offend or dismay you. I address this piece specifically to you because there is a question that you may raise (not all, but a majority) that I would like to address directly. Since the first February I have been on this campus three years […]

News

Pope speaks truth concerning prostitution

Pope Francis has “consolidated his position as one of the most popular pontiffs of modern times,” according to BBC news. Pope Francis addresses social issues directly, particularly when asked about pressing issues. During a visit to the Philippines on Jan. 18, a brave 12-year-old girl asked Pope Francis a question: […]

News

Student recalls shooting, Holmes faces trial

James Holmes, who murdered 12 people and injured 70 at the midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colorado, began his trial on Jan. 20, 2.5 years after the incident. Holmes committed mass murder in July of 2012 and is pleading insanity towards charges of murder, attempted murder, […]

Doctor Ming Wang speaks at chapel on Thursday, Jan. 29, sharing his accomplishments in the medical field.
News

Speaker survives cultural revolution for education

Ming Wang had to endure many trials to survive in China during the Cultural Revolution. Not only did he go on to receive an education and become a doctor, in order to survive Wang learned how to play the Chinese violin and ballroom dance. The Chinese Cultural revolution took place […]

Engineering students work in teams to solve computer programming problems. Students Kent McDonell, Jacob Russell, Benjamin Morris and Josiah Jackson used a team collaboration in the compter programming competition.
News

Engineers solve 7 problems for 7 hours

Computer keyboards clicking, eyes glued to computer screens and mumbled conversations of languages such as C++ and Python are exchanged. This is the scene on Jan. 31 at John Brown University’s Third Annual Computer Programming Competition. Although not many students would willingly spend seven hours on a Saturday solving the […]

Forensics competitors bring home the gold
News

Forensics competitors bring home the gold

For three days, regional competitors from Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi used the talent of speech and debate to determine their state champions at the 5th Annual Southern Forensics Championship Tournament. Taking place Jan. 30-Feb. 1, the competition offered parliamentary debate, public debate, both team and individual, and the standard 11 […]

The career development staff is pictured above at their end-of-the-year dinner. Front Row: (left to right) Alyssa Bowerman, Jesus Bonilla Vargas, Lexi Anglin, Emily Burney. Back Row: (left to right) Brock and Sarah Erdman, Chris and Michelle Confer, Rebekah Ruckman and David Burney.
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Confer starts new career at Anderson

After nearly 11 years at John Brown University, Chris Confer left his position as director of career development in December and accepted a job as the new dean of students for Anderson University in Anderson, Ind. As the head of career development, Confer met one on one with more than […]

News

‘We know what high gas prices can do’

The drop in fuel prices has penetrated the nation’s overall economy, sinking below $2 a gallon for the first time since March 25, 2009, according to Money Morning, an online investment research publication. Money Morning’s AAA report showed the “average price at the pump has dropped a record 117 consecutive […]