Month: February 2016

Women’s rugby achieves first home win
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Women’s rugby achieves first home win

This past weekend, John Brown University’s women’s rugby earned their first-ever home victory. The ladies triumphed over the Tulsa Rugby Club at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20 at the rugby pitch. The game was won by a score of 17-10, with second center Hannah Lochala scoring twice and fly […]

Do not excuse athletes from punishment
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Do not excuse athletes from punishment

Professional athletes make a living for themselves by playing a sport. As a professional—whether that be a professional teacher, professor, lawyer or athlete —there are certain standards of ethical responsibility that one must abide by in order to maintain professionalism. Every action and decision requires heavier consequences due to the […]

Pope acknowledges pain in violent Mexican city
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Pope acknowledges pain in violent Mexican city

Pope Francis visited one of Mexico’s most dangerous cities, Ciudad Juárez, last week. There were 434 homicides in Ciudad Juárez in 2014, with 340 reported as drug-related, according to the U.S. Overseas Security Advisory Council. Ciudad Juárez sits on the Texas-Mexico border, south of El Paso, Texas. Due to this, […]

Film festival promotes cultural awareness
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Film festival promotes cultural awareness

This year marks the second annual Intercultural Film Festival, organized by Aminta Arrington, assistant professor of intercultural studies. Two films will be shown: “Romero” on Thursday and “My Neighbor Totoro” on Friday. After Romero, El Salvadorian students will hold a small panel, where they will share their own experiences and […]

Bedbugs in Mayfield contained
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Bedbugs in Mayfield contained

For months, creepy crawling critters have found a home in Mayfield Hall. After spending nearly $20,000, exterminators continue to treat the hall for its bedbug infestation. John Brown University maintenance personnel learned of the bedbugs last semester and began treating for the pests during Christmas break. Dean of Students, Andre […]

Ironfist conditions for Dust Bowl tournament
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Ironfist conditions for Dust Bowl tournament

Ironfist, John Brown University’s men’s Ultimate Frisbee Club, is preparing to compete in the Dust Bowl tournament in Tulsa, Okla. on March 7 and 8. Ironfist will play against Frisbee teams from all over their region at the Dust Bowl Tournament, which is sanctioned through USA Ultimate, the governing body […]

Justice Department sues Ferguson
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Justice Department sues Ferguson

The United States Department of Justice is suing the city of Ferguson, Mo. for refusing to comply with its reforms for the city’s justice system. The lawsuit was filed on Feb. 9 after the Ferguson City Council voted to alter the reforms that were issued months earlier, according to CNN. […]

Golden Eagles lead conference in academics
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Golden Eagles lead conference in academics

Academic excellence is not a far-off concept to John Brown University’s sports teams. The Golden Eagles lead the Sooner Athletic Conference with the most athletes on the fall  semester Academic All-Conference team [32]. The list, released on Jan. 21, showed that the Golden Eagles either led or tied for most […]

Copperfield goes on despite sickness
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Copperfield goes on despite sickness

The spring production of Thomas Hischak’s adaptation of David Copperfield begins showing this weekend. Based off of Charles Dickens’ novel of the same name, David Copperfield is, “the story of a young man’s adventures on his journey from an unhappy and impoverished childhood to the discovery of his vocation as […]