Archive for October, 2016

Editorial

Strive to think critically Democracy is at stake

A desecrated U.S. flag bearing an anti-Semitic message left at Tampa’s Congregation Schaarai Zedek on October 15, sparked concern about the current and forthcoming state of U.S. democracy. Days before the appearance of the flag, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held a rally in West Palm Beach, FL. in which […]

Black lives aren’t respected in America
Opinion

Black lives aren’t respected in America

Growing up in Dallas, Texas, I never saw tension between races. Everything around me was diverse; my schools, my church and even the extra-curricular activities I was involved in. Then the incident with Trayvon Martin happened, and it really heightened my attitudes and senses of the issues between black and […]

Venezuela’s failing foreign friendships
News / World

Venezuela’s failing foreign friendships

  Over the past few decades, falling oil prices and the overall instability of the Venezuelan government have set Venezuela into massive inflation. As Venezuela stops international trade, super markets are finding it harder to get products, hospitals are running out of medication and acquiring even basic amenities such as […]

Student-led political forums encourage respect
News / Politics

Student-led political forums encourage respect

Tuesday, October 11th saw the first of four student-lead political forums held on John Brown University’s campus. The forum, organized and moderated by Jackson Love, junior engineering major, focused on economic policies of the two opposing political parties. “I believe it’s important for students to know how to process their […]

Men prepare for TP comeback
Sports

Men prepare for TP comeback

  It’s time for the event that gets a school of just over 1,300 undergrads on ESPN’s Snapchat story, on SportsCenter and in articles by USA Today and NBC Sports: the toilet paper game. The home opener of John Brown University’s season has grown from a few students throwing smuggled […]

Soccer player rises from Bloods territory
Sports

Soccer player rises from Bloods territory

Compton, California, is not a nice place to grow up. Situated in the greater Los Angeles area, this city is known to be the gang central of the United States and home to the Bloods and the Crips. Just this year, Compton was assigned extra support by the Violence Reduction […]

Women defeat UofA, aim to place second
Sports

Women defeat UofA, aim to place second

  After defeating the University of Arkansas, the John Brown University women’s rugby team is now looking to reach second place in their division this year. It has been a year since the Student Government Association officially approved the women’s rugby club. On the Saturday of homecoming weekend, the women’s […]

Incoming Ultimate players make an impact
Sports

Incoming Ultimate players make an impact

John Brown University’s women’s ultimate frisbee team is diving full-force into the heart of their season. The team has competed in multiple tournaments already this year, and owe a portion of their success to the new players on the team. Hannah Sparks, a freshman biology major from Edmond, Oklahoma, said […]

Rosa Orpo
Sports

Rosa Orpo

                Major: Kinesiology Year: I am transfer from Oklahoma and now I am junior. (Originally I am from Finland.) What’s your biggest accomplishment in your sport? It was probably the day when my team won the Scandinavian championship. It has been many years […]

White Helmets risk lives, aid Syria
News / World

White Helmets risk lives, aid Syria

Over 50 bombs and mortars are dropped each day in Syria, each one destroying communities and leaving people homeless. Each time this happens, the White Helmets rush in to help people regardless of their religion or political views. The White Helmets, also referred to as the Syrian Civil Defense, is […]