Month: October 2015

Understand affirmative action
Opinion

Understand affirmative action

“You are so lucky you don’t have to pay for tuition because… you know…you’re black.” “You probably don’t have any problems getting jobs, since employers have to meet their quota.” “I wish I was a minority, because it so easy for you people to get in to college.” “It would be tough for anyone else to get accepted, but […]

Soccer thrives in conference play
Sports

Soccer thrives in conference play

After tough first halves for both men’s and women’s soccer, the Golden Eagles are currently enjoying successful records. They are now playing games in the Sooner Athletic Conference, which comprises the entire second half of the teams’ seasons. The teams’ schedules were not easy during the first half. The men’s team competed against sixth-place University of Mobile, and third-seeded Oklahoma Wesleyan University, not to […]

Editorial

Credit card technology changes

Learn about the new EMV chips The deadline for credit card companies to switch over to the EMV chips was Oct. 1. The chip has stronger protection because “Unlike magnetic-stripe cards, every time an EMV card is used for payment, the card chip creates a unique transaction code that cannot be used again,” according […]

News

Rescue efforts suspended for landslide survivors

Officials called off rescue efforts two days ago after a hillside situated on the outskirts of Guatemala City collapsed two weeks ago. Hundreds of families were buried alive, killing at least 280 people. About 70 people remain unaccounted for, in the El Cambray 2 neighborhood. Ernesto Lopez a John Brown University, alumnus who graduated in 2015 and lives in Guatemala where he is completing his master’s degree […]

Runners benefit from Athletes In Action
Sports

Runners benefit from Athletes In Action

If you think everyone is going to relax over fall break, you should think again. John Brown University’s Cross Country team left campus at 6 a.m. today. They are traveling to Wilmington, Ohio, where they will do a variety of activities that will benefit their efforts as a team. The first of these activities is what has taken them to Ohio in […]

9 Ways to Tie a Scarf
Lifestyles

9 Ways to Tie a Scarf

1. Classic Infinity: Take two opposite corners of the scarf and tie them together in a tight knot. Wrap the knot around your neck.  2. Accessory: With a thinner and smaller scarf, wrap the scarf around your head and tight either in a knot or bow in front or back of your head. Style hair as […]

Women’s rugby tackles stereotypes
Sports

Women’s rugby tackles stereotypes

The Student Government Association has officially approved the Women’s Rugby club. After receiving the good news, the club held practice last Thursday, continuing in their rhythm of hard work and dedication towards their newfound passion. “We can’t say enough about the coaches…about the community and how much we love rugby,” Madison Pfrimmer, who plays flank, said. “I want other people to feel this […]

Beauty is not a commodity
Opinion

Beauty is not a commodity

I would like to address an issue that perhaps the majority of students on campus are not aware of. We are in the midst of a cultural shift that directly, or indirectly, affects our lives and interactions with each other. My hope is that you become aware of the need for change. I believe our society has lost its […]

Poverty plagues Arkansas children
News

Poverty plagues Arkansas children

Arkansas is currently facing two major problems: poverty and hunger. For many families, jobs are not enough to keep either of them away. Families are struggling to afford essentials like safe housing, food and transportation, according to a press release by Arkansas Advocates, entitled “Poverty line wages in Arkansas don’t cut it.” More than 200,000 Arkansas children are living in poverty, according to Arkansas Advocates. That is almost 30 […]

Student responds to pain and suffering through art
Opinion

Student responds to pain and suffering through art

There she was, a typical white girl with her tall white mocha latte sitting in Starbucks at the break of dawn reading. Her nails were just as flawless as her makeup, so perfect yet so intimidating. She flipped through every page so finely and delicately. That was her appearance, but inside she was frightened of her future. Many of us have […]