Month: September 2016

Many American communities lack Internet access
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Many American communities lack Internet access

Digital redlining is the “connectivity divide” between some communities in the United States, according to AFRO, an African-American publication. The practice affects many rural, poor and non-Caucasian communities, according to AFRO, putting 20 percent of Americans behind 20 years technologically. Trisha Posey, professor of history said, “Redlining was a practice […]

Gun violence in Chicago increases
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Gun violence in Chicago increases

As of September 13, more than 3,000 people have been shot and 522 of those are dead, due to the increasing gun violence occurring in Chicago over the past year. The number of shootings this year surpasses the total amount of shootings from 2015, which was 2,980 incidents that resulted […]

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Vote your conscience

There is always a risk that accompanies having ideologies that differ from that of the majority; you are undoubtedly susceptible to being marginalized. Of course, this only occurs when enough of the majority expresses their discontent with those of the minority. While America has made significant progress in the areas […]

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Students discuss teaching kids coding

Students today are surrounded by more technology than any other generation, which has made people question the idea of if computer programing should be taught to children in lower grades. Exposing students to coding from an early age helps them see that computers science is not just a mystical subject […]

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Survey changes, shows three trends

The results of this fall’s Student Relationship Assessment shows three major trends: a decrease in S cripture reading, increase in acceptance of cultural diversity and decrease in emotional self-control. “This incoming class of students is reporting less time spent studying the Bible,” Derek Gwinn, director of relationship education, said. Students […]

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Justice requires equity

Brock Turner was released from prison on September 2, 2016 after serving a three-month sentence for three different felonies, including the sexual assault of a woman on Stanford’s campus in California. Judge Aaron Persky initially gave Turner a light sentence of six months, and allowed him to serve only three […]

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First dorm senator elected to SGA

This fall John Brown University students elected their first dorm senators to the Student Government Association. The Student Government Association is the students’ voice to the administration and faculty. Leanna Ngo, Student Government Association President, said this created six new positions. She said in the past the Resident Hall Associations, […]