Archive for October, 2015

Challenge your blindness
Opinion

Challenge your blindness

“Ah, how blind I’ve been. How could I have been so blind?” These are essentially the words that thematically sum up my experience with the Chicago Urban Immersion trip over fall break. Thirteen other students and I brought our varied perspectives and experiences to a place where the underlying darkness […]

Military life creates homes throughout the world
Opinion

Military life creates homes throughout the world

Home… It’s a wonderful place! A place you always look forward to, especially on breaks, because of all the memories it brings back. But… What if you don’t have a home? Or you’ve been so many places that you have multiple homes? How do you ever get over that feeling […]

Stop giving shooters fame and attention
Opinion

Stop giving shooters fame and attention

In the last couple of weeks, there have been multiple shootings. There was the shooting at Umpqua Community College, Ore. At Northern Arizona University, there was a recent shooting. Also at Texas Southern University, there was a shooting. I think the most devastating shooting was when an 11-yearold boy shot an eight-yearold girl over an argument on puppies in Tennessee. In Oregon, […]

JBU responds to Oregon college shooting
News

JBU responds to Oregon college shooting

In the recent shooting at Umpqua Community College Oregon, the shooter allegedly targeted Christians. The gunman killed nine people and wounded nine others before shooting himself, according to NBC News. A survivor, Tracy Hue, said that the shooter first shot a student in a wheelchair, according to CNN. Then he told several students to stand up and asked if they were Christians; when the students said yes, […]

News

‘Peeple’ rating app sparks controversy

The scale of one to ten is used to place value on places and things, but Peeple is a new app designed to rate individuals on this scale. Created by founders Nicole McCullough and Julia Cordray, Peeple has received an overwhelmingly negative response, despite its claim to be “a positive revolution.” Yik Yak, Yelp, and Rate My Professors are three examples […]

Senior defends ‘failed‘ college transition
Opinion

Senior defends ‘failed‘ college transition

I cried when I said goodbye to my parents in August. Just like I cried when I said goodbye to them in the Mayfield parking lot during freshman orientation. It’s hard not to cry when your mama says, “Not everyone gets to have their daughter also be their best friend.” Oftentimes, when the sun is setting, my throat hurts […]

Benjamin Rasmussen gives a speech as he accepts JBU’s
Young Eagle Award at a special event during Homecoming.
Rasmussen has been featured on Vogue, Business Week,
Fortune Magazine and New York Times.
Lifestyles

Recognized alumnus contributes to cultural conversation

The alumni board awards committee recognized photojournalist, Benjamin Rasmussen, as recipient of this year’s Young Eagle Award. Rasmussen’s professional commissioned work includes an Afropunk fashion shoot for Vogue, Ferguson, Mo. protestors for Businessweek, a Denver Broncos versus Kansas City Chiefs game for ESPN, American sumo wrestlers for The New York Times, an oil pipeline for Fortune Magazine, global warming in Alaska for Bloomberg Markets and many more works and clientele. “We’re […]

Ugandan imparts vision
News

Ugandan imparts vision

Innocent Byaruhanga, founding director of Save Street Children Uganda, spoke to faculty and students gathered for a Mosaic meeting on Tuesday. “I was a street boy who left my family when I was five,” Byaruhanga said, explaining that he lived on the streets for nine years. “But God had a plan,” he said. Byaruhanga founded his street ministry in […]

Editorial

Recent stabbings in Old City

Israel should not ban Palestinians Israelis and the Palestinians have been in conflict for decades. There have been multiple developments in recent weeks. According to USA Today, there have been several outbursts of violence near Jerusalem’s Old City, a sacred place revered by Jews and Muslims. In response to this problem, Israel banned […]

Seniors share Fall Break experiences
Lifestyles

Seniors share Fall Break experiences

“Two years ago I went on the Chicago vision trip. We stayed in a community that was known for its violence and gang-related activity, but the pastor we worked alongside was invested in the community. We were able to learn about the history of race in that community and racial issues in our own lives. While there we learned about lynching, the Tulsa race […]