Month: February 2016

Wheaton and professor settle conflict
News

Wheaton and professor settle conflict

Wheaton College finally parted amicably with Professor Larycia Hawkins Feb. 6 after controversy and many heated exchanges over the past two months. Problems between the university and professor Hawkins began in December after a comment Hawkins posted on Facebook. “I stand in religious solidarity with Muslims because they, like me, […]

Women have worth beyond marriage
Opinion

Women have worth beyond marriage

One day, I was watching videos on YouTube and a video caught my attention. The name of the documentary was “Iron Girls to Leftovers” and it addressed a social problem in China concerning women. In China, unmarried women older than 27 years are declared leftover  women. This puts pressure on […]

Conversion therapy restricted
News

Conversion therapy restricted

Therapists banned from altering clients’ sexuality New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, issued a series of rules earlier this month designed to stop the practice of conversion therapy, a form of counseling in which therapists attempt to change the sexual identity of gay, lesbian or transgender patients. Under this new series […]

Cheer team engages kids with clinic
Sports

Cheer team engages kids with clinic

Instead of simply selling t-shirts as a fundraiser, John Brown University’s cheerleaders are also giving back to the community. The University’s cheer clinic will be held Feb. 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for young kids ages three and up. The clinic will be used as a fundraiser for […]

Respect Justice Scalia’s legacy
Opinion

Respect Justice Scalia’s legacy

Our country is faced with yet another loss of an American patriot. On Feb. 13, Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court passed away in his sleep on a hunting trip near Marfa, Texas. Whether we all agreed with his rulings and dissents from the bench, we must […]

Alumnus showcases musical talents
Lifestyles

Alumnus showcases musical talents

Travis Chaney’s voice is deep, clear and tinged with a Southern accent. When he sings, the accent resounds about twice as strong. To many, Chaney is simply known as the grounds crew foreman at the University. But long before he became foreman, he was the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter […]

Editorial

New justice needed

President Obama should select justice Associate Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court died on Feb. 13, immediately sparking a political debate between Democrats and Republicans. Right away, presidential hopefuls such as Sen. Ted Cruz vocalized their opposition to President Obama nominating Scalia’s replacement on the bench. On Twitter, […]

University cost increases
News

University cost increases

The cost of attending John Brown University is increasing again, this time by $1,032 per academic year. Students enrolling in the 2016-2017 year will pay an additional $820 in tuition, $36 in fees and $176 in room and board. The 3.1 percent increase in overall cost stems from a wide […]