Archive for February, 2017

Conway endorsement results in investigation
News

Conway endorsement results in investigation

Kellyanne Conway, senior adviser to President Trump, recently appeared on Fox and Friends and told the American public to buy Ivanka Trump’s products. Her comments on the president’s daughter’s business pose an ethical concern. Walter M. Shaub Jr., Office of Government Ethics director, recommended an investigation and possible disciplinary action […]

App helps rescue sex trafficking victims
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App helps rescue sex trafficking victims

Hotel rooms all over the United States are used to exhibit victims of sex trafficking with the intent of selling bodies of men and women for solicited sex. TraffickCam, a new app, is a tool used by investigators to locate hotels where people are trafficked. Online sex advertisements can contain […]

Raith to finish last semester at JBU
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Raith to finish last semester at JBU

Chad Raith, assistant professor of religion and philosophy, is finishing up the semester at JBU and recently started a new full-time job with Mercy Health. “It’s been a good five years,” Chad Raith said, reflecting on his time at JBU. Mercy Health is a nationwide, faith-based, Catholic, not-for-profit system of […]

Midnight Musings: Study finds Americans oppose intolerance
Politics

Midnight Musings: Study finds Americans oppose intolerance

A new study conducted by Non-Bias Study Group Inc. shows that 90 percent of people in large cities and liberal arts colleges believe that white trash are less accepting of others, more hateful and close-minded. The study covered a wide range of people, spanning from young white college students all […]

Legislation expands government power
News

Legislation expands government power

President Trump issued 11 executive orders during his first 20 days in office ranging from plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, to ambitions to hone in on crime and international trafficking laws. Christa Jackson, senior biology major, commented on the role of executive orders, saying, “I like seeing the […]

News

The path and execution of an executive order

Every U.S. president, from George Washington to President Donald Trump, has used executive orders. Trump has signed 22 executive actions – including eight executive orders – in his first three weeks as president, bringing up the question of what an executive order is and how it is used. In a […]

Opinion

Misinformation breeds confusion

Recently there has been angst among some in this country about the actions taken by the new president of the United States in relation to the pause in receiving refugees from certain high risk countries and the construction of a wall on the United States-Mexico border with Mexico. These actions […]

Opinion

Hope survives in difficult seasons

Hope: some may associate this word simply with wishful thinking; others may see it as a solid anchor and foundation. No matter what one thinks when he or she thinks of the word “hope,” everyone daily walks and lives out of some sort of hope for the purpose of their […]

Opinion

Choose to speak

– Westley, The Princess Bride The world is not a perfect place. While that’s probably not any grand revelation to most people, I’ve noticed a tendency in American culture to act as though everything’s great. That is a lie that comes at a steep cost. I lost a close friend […]

Opinion

Rethink adoption

On Valentine’s Day, I remembered the anniversary of one of my birth parents’ death – just a few days after my own birthday. The day was filled with inexplicable grief, exhaustion, and me wondering what my life would have been like if I hadn’t been adopted. Growing up, when I […]