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Church goers lament loss in wake of shooting
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Church goers lament loss in wake of shooting

A church is a holy sanctuary, a place of healing and redemption. When a gunman entered a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas this past November, the sanctuary veil of safety was torn. First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs came under fire on Nov. 5 when a gunman entered the sanctuary […]

President Trump Uses Expletives in Reference to Haiti and African Countries
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President Trump Uses Expletives in Reference to Haiti and African Countries

President Donald Trump is being held accountable by citizens of the United States for recent racist comments spoken about Haiti and several African countries during an immigration meeting. On Jan. 12, during a bipartisan White House meeting regarding United States immigration policies, President Trump reportedly referred to Haiti and some […]

Gene editing tech raises ethical concerns
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Gene editing tech raises ethical concerns

More than 50,000 known human genetic maladies exist, most of which have few treatments or cures. A new gene editing technique called Adenine Base Editing (ABE), developed by Broad Institute of Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, could be the next step toward change. ABE not only excises unwanted […]

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Politician pushes line of faith and politics

Controversy over the connection between faith and politics surfaces once more following Jim Zeigler’s use of biblical analogy to defend Roy Moore against allegations of sexual misconduct. Early in November, The Washington Post reported on the accusations of several women who said that Moore sexually approached them when they were […]

Digital pills may deprive patients of privacy
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Digital pills may deprive patients of privacy

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first digital pill, which will allow patients to track medicinal intake through new consumable technology to assist those who inaccurately medicate. The pill is known as “Abilify MyCite,” and it works through digital transmissions documenting intake information for its users and medical […]

Artificial intelligence raises moral questions
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Artificial intelligence raises moral questions

Artificial intelligence company DeepMind announced the latest version of their Go engine, AlphaGo Zero., and the artificial intelligence program quickly became the most powerful Go player in the world. The first Go computer to beat a human professional was AlphaGo Lee, an earlier version of the same project. It won […]

Project barn provides creative space
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Project barn provides creative space

John Brown University plans to install a new studio and project space for art and engineering majors to utilize in their work on student gallery exhibits and intricate robots for NASA competitions. Charles Peer, professor of visual arts, and Dave Andrus, visual arts department head, have been instrumental in the […]

Solidarity against the silence
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Solidarity against the silence

In the wake of the scandal and investigations surrounding Harry Weinstein, a movement swept across the world, encouraging victims of sexual violence to break the silence and speak out. The Twitter tag “#MeToo” began on Oct. 15, started by actress Alyssa Milano who posted a tweet encouraging women to use […]

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 […]