Month: October 2017

Countries searching for independence
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Countries searching for independence

As Catalonia opened the ballots for an independence referendum, Spain’s central government in Madrid ruled the exercise as unconstitutional and sent police forces to disperse the voters and close the voting centers. Catalonia, an autonomous region within Spain, has its own language, its own culture and its own government, parliament […]

Community garden plants its roots
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Community garden plants its roots

Tucked away behind the quaint white Episcopal Church on Mount Olive Street, the Community Garden in Siloam Springs keeps its gate open wide for members all around the city. With 15 raised beds, the garden provides fresh produce at no cost for anyone who is in need. “The goal of […]

Higher education begets commitment to Christ
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Higher education begets commitment to Christ

The Pew Research Center recently found that higher education leads to deeper-committed Christians. Some John Brown University faculty and students strongly agree. Pew released a survey on April 26 challenging the common belief that committed religious people (specifically Christians) are more likely to be uneducated instead of educated. The survey […]

Students aid relief efforts after Harvey
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Students aid relief efforts after Harvey

Four John Brown University vehicles loaded up students for a Fall Break trip to Houston.  Twenty-seven JBU students and two staff members started their journey around noon on Oct. 13. After Hurricane Harvey hit Houston in late August, Student Ministries Leadership Team offered the service trip to Houston for students […]

Space exploration is still a risky venture
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Space exploration is still a risky venture

Investors’ and space fanatics’ hopes of manning their own mission to the moon or Mars rose as the re-suable rocket descended back onto the SpaceX landing platform. Two years ago, many scientists, economists, and skeptics thought business magnate and visionary Elon Musk’s dream of a reusable orbital rocket was impossible. […]

English majors trailblaze for campus creative journal
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English majors trailblaze for campus creative journal

Callie Huston sat in Walker Student Center, manning a table covered in cardstock sheets filled with various writings and vibrant artwork. Students meandered past the table, while the curious ones stalled and halted to take a closer look., and the sophomore English major quickly obliged inquisitive students about Shards of […]

Northwest Arkansas feels population boom
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Northwest Arkansas feels population boom

Northwest Arkansas is brimming with strip malls, half-built bridges and near-constant road work. What started out as a small area of 5,000 people in the middle of the Ozark hills has become a home to over three million people, according to the U.S. census. With all of the recent construction, […]