Archive for October, 2016

Police respond to mental health crisis
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Police respond to mental health crisis

In light of recent high profile shootings that have involved victims who were potentially in a mental health crisis, police departments and law makers are trying to increase the training that officers receive to prevent these instances, according to USAtoday. Studies have found that people with mental illness are 16 […]

University discusses finance major
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University discusses finance major

  The business department at John Brown University, is looking at getting a new major. It will be a finance major. According to Joe Walenciak, Dean of  Soderquist College of Business, the undergraduate council approved the new finance major on October 12.  The next step is for it to get […]

Tax breaks normal for Trump and businesses
News / Politics

Tax breaks normal for Trump and businesses

  Republican Presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump claimed a $916 million loss on his 1995 tax return, which allowed him to avoid paying federal income tax on his businesses for at least 18 years. The enormous tax benefit came from failed business ventures, including three Atlantic City casino bankruptcies, […]

Midnight Musings: This is the way the world ends, #withawhimper
News / Politics

Midnight Musings: This is the way the world ends, #withawhimper

Facebook. Instagram. Twitter. Snapchat. We all have them. We all use them. The development of social media has taken hold of the American youth like nothing we’ve seen before in what political America has coined “The War On Clickbait.” A recent study conducted by Dr. H. Tag of the South […]

Two gunman dead in Kashmir standoff
News / World

Two gunman dead in Kashmir standoff

    Tensions deflated in Kashmir last Wednesday as the Indian military killed two Kahmiri gunmen who had taken an Indian government building. Kashmir is jointly governed by Pakistan and India, and has been a disputed territory since the regions gained independence from Great Britain in 1947. India and Pakistan […]

Faculty, students discuss campus diversity
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Faculty, students discuss campus diversity

John Brown University is a school of 1353 undergraduate students. Of those, 1056 are non-Hispanic white individuals. While some may suggest that this is not a problem or that the University can’t do anything about it, some JBU faculty and students have stated that much more could, and should, be […]

Early FAFSA affects faculty, students
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Early FAFSA affects faculty, students

  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA, was made available on Oct. 1 this year, three months earlier than usual. FAFSA is an official form used by current and prospective students to request federal, state and school assistance in paying for college. One of the benefits of this […]

Debate succeeds under new director
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Debate succeeds under new director

John Brown University introduces new director Christopher Brown to the forensics and debate team. Brown comes to JBU from the University of Arkansas at Monticello, where he served as a coach of their nationally ranked program. Brown has also won multiple national championships as a competitor. The change has been […]

First-year ultimate player brings experience
Sports

First-year ultimate player brings experience

Nolan Campbell is not one to brag on himself. Despite a stellar ultimate frisbee record, knowing seven different programming languages and standing at an imposing height, Campbell refuses to place himself on any sort of pedestal. When Campbell was ten years old, he was in Biloxi, Mississippi when Katrina hit, […]

Freshmen runners ready to make tracks
Sports

Freshmen runners ready to make tracks

While many people would consider waking up at 5 a.m. to run multiple miles a terrible way to wake up, the John Brown University men’s cross country team thrives on early-morning workouts. The five freshman this year are especially excited about pushing themselves to the limit. “I am looking forward […]