Archive for March, 2015

State schools to carry weapons
News

State schools to carry weapons

A new law currently before the Arkansas state legislature is sparking discussion on campus about John Brown University’s concealed carry policy. House Bill 1077 is the second bill concerning guns that Arkansas representative Charlie Collins has brought before the state legislature. If passed, the bill will require state colleges and […]

Students react to lowest tuition increase
News

Students react to lowest tuition increase

Every year, tuition at John Brown University increases. On average, tuition will rise by approximately 4 or 5 percent. This year, JBU’s tuition rate only rose 3.36 percent, an all-record low for the university. Annual tuition increase can be due to several things. A rise in utility costs, health care […]

John Brown University’s men hiked around the Buffalo River during this year’s mens retreat.
News

Women and men explore nature and God’s truth

John Brown University students can find themselves bored on the weekends, wondering how to make it through another week of assignments, tests and caf food. The student ministry leadership team (SMLT) offers their annual solution: the Men’s and Women’s retreat. The retreats’ timing is deliberate, during the spring semester, when […]

News

BLU to host Table Tour

John Brown University is hosting an evening of live music, fellowship and stories. The concert features Brandon Heath, Nicole Nordman and Love and the Outcome. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for community members. BLU Entertainment is promoting the event. They “exist to provide entertainment to both JBU students […]

News

Historical venue at JBU

A collection of archaeology exhibits, dinosaurs and art will furnish the honors house at a Night at the Museum party this Saturday as this semester’s biannual Venue display. Hosted by the honors program, the event will begin at 8 p.m. Hannah Nester, the associate director of events for the honor’s […]

Lauren Rogers scores her 1,000th point in a game against Wayland Baptist, this season marking her last at JBU. Rogers is a senior sports medicine major who has played for JBU women’s basketball team all four years.
Sports

Rogers earns 1000th point

On Feb. 19, Lauren Rogers placed herself in elite company. While playing a home game against Wayland Baptist University, Rogers hit her 1,000th career point – a feat shared by only 15 other John Brown University Women’s Basketball players to ever play for the school. “It was pretty cool,” said […]

Love the ‘not like me’
Opinion

Love the ‘not like me’

I think we are born to categorize the world into “us” and “them.” It’s an ugly mentality, but it’s one that is familiar to me. Sometimes, it seems that my brain can so easily disregard someone just because I perceive that person as “not like me.” I’ve noticed that we […]

Opinion

Too much busyness hurts health: Stay alert for harmful stress

Everyone knows what it feels like to be overwhelmed with life. Too many commitments leave us exhausted. All we want to do after a busy week of classes, meetings, emails and assignments is relax in bed with Netflix or spend a day at the Buffalo River. Sometimes our busy life […]

Opinion

Stop comparing yourself: Be happy with what you have

As humans, comparison is an issue with which we constantly struggle. We compare our intelligence, our grades, our possessions, our social standing and our outward appearance. This problem often starts when we are young and follows us throughout our lifetime. Body image is one of the largest areas in which […]

Know your racial heritage
Opinion

Know your racial heritage

As Christians, we emphasize the importance of knowing our identity in Christ. Our personal identity also builds on other things, such as moral values, interests, experiences, etc. Our identity is personal; it is how we choose to view ourselves. Say that you come from a wealthy home, and everyone you […]