Archive for December, 2016

Music stimulates brain, increase productivity
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Music stimulates brain, increase productivity

Several students at John Brown University stated that music impacts their productivity. A large majority of these students said it impacts them positively. In an interview with the New York Times, Dr. Amit Sood of the Mayo Clinic provided scientific evidence backing up this report. “In biological terms, melodious sounds […]

Tuskegee Airmen honored in New York
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Tuskegee Airmen honored in New York

Five Tuskegee Airmen were honored with the Congressional Golden Medal in New York on Veteran’s Day. Representative Christopher Collins gave the men their awards. He spoke to USAToday about how they challenged segregation. He  said “At a time in our history when African Americans faced tremendous prejudice, the five being […]

Students offer hope after election
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Students offer hope after election

A figure perched on the white wall of the Walker Student Center steps. He shivered a bit in the early morning air. A white tee-shirt with the words “I stand with Love” scrawled across hung in his hands. Along with thousands of other Americans in the United States, Alec Doerksen, […]

Immigrant workforce stabilizes after recession
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Immigrant workforce stabilizes after recession

Vilma Asencio left El Salvador in 1999 due to the high level of insecurity. She came to the United States of America in search of safety. When she arrived, she spent three days with her sister and brother-in-law before she was kicked out of their house. She then rented out […]

Athletes required to stand for anthem
News / Sports

Athletes required to stand for anthem

The John Brown University Athletics Department instructed athletes to stand and show respect for the national anthem. This announcement was made a few months ago after Colin Kaepernick, a professional American football quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, protested against racial inequality by kneeling down while the national anthem was […]

Hate crimes spike after election
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Hate crimes spike after election

In only one week, Nov. 9-16, more than 700 incidents of hate crimes and racist outbursts were counted in the U.S., as CNN reported. Since Donald Trump was proclaimed President-elect on Nov. 8, incidents of bigotry and targeted harassment continue to rise, including everything from swastikas drawn in parks to […]

Politics

World leaders wish best for new president

Leaders and officials around the world were both shocked and hopeful after Donald Trump surged to victory over Hillary Clinton in the U.S. presidential election last month, according to Time. Many leaders offered their congratulations, hopes for a bright future and well-wishes to the President-elect. Chinese President Xi Jinping said, […]

Politics

What Trump plans for his first 100 days

President-elect Donald Trump has recently unveiled his plans for his first 100 days in office. The first 100 days are significant as they set the tone of the incoming president’s goals for his term and goals for the nation. In the first 100 days, Trump has plans for proposals that […]

Politics

Trump decides on cabinet members

President-elect Donald Trump has been nominating people to be a part of his cabinet, which will start setting the tone for his presidency and the values of his administration. Trump chose Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus to be his new chief of staff and Steven Bannon, the current Trump campaign […]

Opinion

Don’t keep hurt to yourself

Everyone likes having good days. Everyone likes the days filled with smiles and laugher. We delight in being able to say that all is right with the world and that we are okay. But what do we do when that’s not how it is? What do we do when a […]