Archive for December, 2015

Mendoza shares culture, builds team
Sports

Mendoza shares culture, builds team

Ana Mendoza, or Sofia as she is better known, has not only united two cultures through basketball but has also united her team through leadership. Mendoza is a Colombian student at John Brown University who plays for the University’s Golden Eagles women’s basketball team. Her passion for basketball began in […]

Golden Eagles focus on spring season
Sports

Golden Eagles focus on spring season

The Golden Eagles tennis teams can be described in one word: focused. The men’s and women’s tennis teams have taken many steps toward success in the spring season, which begins on Feb. 12. The teams have practiced several times a week, using different aspects of fitness to prepare for competition. […]

Food trucks in Siloam
Lifestyles

Food trucks in Siloam

1. Tropical Sun Cold temperatures might be blistering in with winter, but for cool refreshment, a snow cone would be a good idea.         2. El Cunado Take a short trip to Oklahoma to taste authentic Hispanic food. This food truck can mostly be spotted on Hwy […]

New Arkansas home shelters survivors
News

New Arkansas home shelters survivors

Partners Against Trafficking Humans (PATH) is working to launch a safe house in Arkansas for adult survivors of sex trafficking, sexual exploitation and prostitution. There are currently no safe houses in Arkansas dedicated to serving the specific needs of this demographic. The safe house is stated to open in an […]

Rethinking my purity ring
Opinion

Rethinking my purity ring

My 13th birthday party is a day that I look back on fondly. It was a celebration of my life thus far as well as a special ceremony commemorating my commitment to purity. My father made a video montage of photos and videos including my birth, becoming an older sister, […]

Walker residents prepare for Christmas tradition
News

Walker residents prepare for Christmas tradition

Walker Wonderland, a well-loved tradition at John Brown University, lasts only a few hours, but planning and preparing for the event starts months before. “We started talking about Walker Wonderland beginning at staff training in August. Halls have been getting their ideas together for the past month or so,” Haley […]

Mayra Ramirez: Broken Arm Strengthens Faith
Lifestyles

Mayra Ramirez: Broken Arm Strengthens Faith

Mayra Ramirez sees God at work in even the simplest things—a broken arm. Ramirez, a freshman accounting major from Belize, broke her arm in September from tripping on concrete. “Back in Belize I’ve been so wild,” Ramirez said, recalling the times when she hiked mountains and even flew out of […]

Chicago shooting sparks unrest
News

Chicago shooting sparks unrest

Students call for empathy and conversation Protesters took to the streets of Chicago in response to the trial of Officer Jason Van Dyke of the Chicago Police Department for the shooting of Laquan McDonald on Nov. 28. McDonald, an African-American youth, was shot 16 times by Jason Van Dyke after […]

Study finds Islam to be the fastest growing religion
News

Study finds Islam to be the fastest growing religion

Many Americans object to allowing more Muslim refugees from Syria and other countries into the U.S. on the grounds that the decision could ultimately lead to a drastic rise in the country’s Muslim population. Research shows that these concerns may be legitimate. Studies conducted by Pew Research Center show Muslims […]

Enjoy the Christmas holiday with a book
Opinion

Enjoy the Christmas holiday with a book

Christmas break is around the corner, and that means four precious weeks of literally zero homework. Books are a beautiful way to spend your wide-open hours, so here are a few of my favorites—ones that have changed the way I think and speak and write and listen and love. These […]