Archive for April, 2017

Thirteen Reasons Why and why to watch it
Opinion

Thirteen Reasons Why and why to watch it

If you have not heard of the new Netflix show, Thirteen Reasons Why, like most people who have already seen it, I would recommend that you watch it. It is not a feel-good show, it is hard to watch. It will tear you apart and take you to dark and […]

Chicago Mission trip teaches about segregation
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Chicago Mission trip teaches about segregation

If some asked me a question like “what’s your best memory in JBU,” I would like to say it was the Chicago Mission Trip”. I went to the Chicago mission trip on spring break with fifteen other students and staff. We used “Segregation” as the word to describe the area […]

‘I was sexually assaulted’
Opinion

‘I was sexually assaulted’

I was sexually assaulted by a John Brown University student last semester in September. We met up to watch a movie at his place, and he pulled me in by my necklace to kiss me. Since this was our first time hanging out, I pulled back. I told him that […]

Mexican corruption hit MY HOME
Opinion

Mexican corruption hit MY HOME

On Saturday I was talking to some of my Mexican buddies. One of them asked us if we had heard the news about Javier Duarte, the Mexican governor who went missing in October of 2016.  Duarte was the governor of the state of Veracruz, while he was in power he […]

Editorial

Prison impacts livelihood

The District of Columbia has the highest incarceration rate in the United States – a rate higher than almost every nation on the planet, according to the Prison Policy Initiative. The direct cost of this imprisonment has been increasing at worrying rates. The state correctional system costs quadrupled over the […]

Editorial

Stop stereotyping video games

Often stereotyped as red-eyed, greasy-haired addicts hurriedly downing one last Monster before “leveling up,” video gamers, in reality, share more in common with an athlete than an addict. Classified by health organizations as an addiction, video games get a bad rap as a harmful substance. They produce a release of […]

Lifestyles

Guitarist bridges music and spirituality

God should not be seen as an artist but as the ultimate creator, Chipper Via, junior general music major, said. To him, art is a model of God’s creation and Via’s best method for modeling that art is through music. “When I play music I’m creating, and I’m making something […]

Lifestyles

Circuitry class integrates design projects

Pick up a newspaper or open a browser window and you probably won’t consider what technology was necessary to get the words on the page. Every step in the publishing process involved integrated circuits. Millions of similar everyday actions are only possible with these tiny transistor arrays nestled into every […]

Lifestyles

Stay sharp against the summer slump

April may be the cruelest month, but June is the most boring. The active Fall and Spring semesters have every student rushing to and fro like indecisive squirrels. This rush keeps us on our toes intellectually and emotionally. Constant community and the expectations of academia ensure we’re maintaining steady progress […]

Prison ministries promote evangelism
Lifestyles

Prison ministries promote evangelism

Solid steel doors slam shut with every new occupant. Visitors are greeted by cold, concrete floors, bright lights and loud reverberations that echo off the walls. This is a glimpse of what prisons look like. The issue of incarceration was brought to light when Chris Hoke and Neaners Garcia addressed John […]