Archive for January, 2017

Editorial / Opinion

Letter to the editor: ‘Show better discernment’ regarding chapel speaker

President Pollard: make a stand for mercy and call out injustice We are writing to express our extreme disapproval over the selection of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee to address the student body of John Brown University in chapel on February 2. It is critical that the Evangelical community strongly […]

Representation matters
Opinion

Representation matters

It was Monday morning, and I woke up suddenly thinking that I had missed my 8 a.m. class. Soon I closed my eyes again, comforted by the fact that I was able to enjoy my morning in bed. Christmas break had just started. Later that day I put my Star […]

Enjoy challenging classes
Opinion

Enjoy challenging classes

Last semester I took a class that I struggled in. It was part of my major, but it focused on something that I probably would never use. I also knew that it would definitely not be my best class, and I knew that I would more than likely face challenges […]

Americans protest after Trump’s inauguration
News / Politics

Americans protest after Trump’s inauguration

Protestors at the presidential inauguration held up signs reading “Trump is not my president,” and “dump Trump” in protest of Donald Trump becoming the 45th president of the United States.  The city of Washington experienced many violent acts of protest during the inauguration. The New York Post reported that two […]

Senate begins to approve Trump’s cabinet
News / Politics

Senate begins to approve Trump’s cabinet

The senate approved three of Trump’s 22 choices for his cabinet. The senate’s confirmations will be slow and painful over the next few weeks. The President of the United States has always chosen the members of his own cabinet, but they are subject to Senate confirmation. To date, John Kelly, […]

GOP leaders to repeal Affordable Care Act
News / Politics

GOP leaders to repeal Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act, the controversial healthcare reform law commonly referred to as “Obamacare,” will be replaced by President Trump in the coming weeks. After  the 2016 election, in which Republican Donald Trump won the presidency and the Republican party took  the majority of the house and the senate, repealing […]

Israel proceeds with West Bank settlements
News / World

Israel proceeds with West Bank settlements

Israel has recently planned for another 2,500 settlements on the Palestinian occupied West Bank. The expansion of settlements has been controversial since its  start in 1967 because of its effect on Palestinians living in East Jerusalem. Obama’s recent choice to abstain from a U.N. vote against Israeli settlement reflects two […]

Online petitions program shows limited results
News

Online petitions program shows limited results

The petition program, We the People, created by the White House in 2011 to make a more open government, has only shown limited results. “The White House promised to use the site to engage with the public and to issue responses to all petitions that reached a given number of […]

Facebook live broadcasts violence
News

Facebook live broadcasts violence

Facebook’s live video feature gained a negative reputation after four individuals turned to the network’s new platform to broadcast themselves torturing a young man with special needs. The incident began on New Year’s Eve when the victim was picked up by an acquaintance from a McDonald’s in Chicago, Illinois. The […]

Guns carried onto planes increased in 2016
News

Guns carried onto planes increased in 2016

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released information that there were more than 3,000 firearms in carry-on bags in 2016, a 28 percent increase.  Out of the 3,391 firearms that were found, 83 percent of them were loaded and 17 percent were unloaded, according to CNN. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport had […]