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Controversy erupts over telescope on sacred ground

November 20, 2014

A groundbreaking and Hawaiian blessing ceremony, for one of the world’s largest telescopes, was interrupted by protestors at the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii.

Educators emphasize remembrance of the Holocaust

November 20, 2014

The last generation of Holocaust survivors is passing away. Educators believe that the history and education of the Holocaust must live on past the grave, and are trying new ways to make the stories more tangible.

Mock Rock keeps rockin’ after a decade

November 20, 2014

Five men walked onto the front of the stage as the opening of ‘Bye Bye Bye’ by N’SYNC blares from the speakers. A crowd of girls swarms the stage screaming, reaching for their hands with excitement as their preteen dream of seeing their favorite boy band is finally realized.

33 states approve: Same-sex marriage legalization fight continues

November 20, 2014

Looking at the media on any given day, it’s clear that same-sex marriage is an ongoing conversation in every state.

On May 17, 2004, Massachusetts became the first to legalize same-sex marriage. The most recent state to allow same-sex marriage is Kansas according to Boston Globe.

Capital takes the high road

November 20, 2014

The capital of the United States now sanctions the use of marijuana for recreational purposes. Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C. joined Washington State and Colorado as Marijuana-friendly zones this past month.

Brazilian dance practiced in Northwest Arkansas

November 20, 2014

Senior Rebekah Veldhuizen has found a new passion in an art form known as Capoeira.

Combining rhythm, dance, martial arts and cultural history, the Afro-Brazilian practice attracts many different people for many different reasons.

Conference to question lack of faith in literature

November 13, 2014

Tomorrow, John Brown University will host the Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature. The question guests and keynote speaker Randy Boyagoda will be answering: “Has Literature Lost Its Faith?”

Cancer patient takes her life

November 13, 2014

Brittany Maynard was a 29-year-old who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and decided to take her life legally on Saturday. Her situation has raised questions about how faith fits into this situation, and John Brown University professors share their thoughts on this topic.

Hunger struggle in Northwest Arkansas overlooked

November 13, 2014

Northwest Arkansas is the home of Wal-Mart, providing jobs to hundreds of residents at various levels.
Despite this economic advantage, poverty strikes many NWA residents.

Houston sermons no longer monitored

November 13, 2014

Houston Mayor Annise Parker has withdrawn all subpoenas following national right wing and conservative outcries against her city’s actions.

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