Month: November 2015

Students need to step up support for sports
Sports

Students need to step up support for sports

Friday Night Lights. I don’t miss much about high school other than these three words. To some, Friday Night Lights is just a television show; to others, it just indicates the ridiculous obsession the South has with high school football. I miss the community that football games brought to our school and town. Although at John Brown we have basketball and soccer […]

Stop being so polite: It is OK to disagree
Opinion

Stop being so polite: It is OK to disagree

Are we too polite? As a community we are all too prone to setting our own opinions and ideas aside for the sake of coddling the feelings of our colleagues and friends, especially in a southern, Christian university. We have too much politeness going on in our university and that is not a good thing, because too much of anything is […]

Busyness is an addiction
Opinion

Busyness is an addiction

As a freshman, I was told to enroll in 16 credits, sign up for a growth group, volunteer, be an active member of my hall and hold a job. Before that, during orientation week, we were required to stay busy. We were shuttled around to church and community projects, events and meals and more events. We had to stay busy, […]

Lifestyles

Hide your kids for the Day of La Llorona

Long ago, there was a beautiful girl named Laura. She was considered the most beautiful girl in her village. With age, Laura became more beautiful and her grew. She thought she was better than everyone else and that there was no man good enough for her. Laura’s dream was to marry the most handsome man in the village. […]

The brain behind the classifieds
Lifestyles

The brain behind the classifieds

Kidneys, JFK’s air guitars, goats for rap videos, koalas and Proverbs 31 women. What do these random things have in common? John Brown’s classifieds ads. If you’ve ever taken a look at the classifieds on Eaglenet, you may have spotted a few here or there that have caused you to […]

Chicago trip changes missions approach
Opinion

Chicago trip changes missions approach

“The purpose of this trip is not to leave with answers, but to leave asking better questions.” These are the words of Mark Soderquist. He was the facilitator of the Chicago trip in addition to Andrew and Maria Lehr. The trip to Chicago was life-altering to say the least. I […]

Students: stop ignoring politics
Opinion

Students: stop ignoring politics

John Brown University has an incredible community. We support one another in sports, academics, spirituality and personal growth. Having spent nearly four years as part of this community, it’s been an amazing college experience. But one thing has been made clear to me. Politics is largely taboo among our student […]