Opinion

Time to stop selling sexiness in films

October 30, 2014

You know what sells? Sex and explosions. Just take the Transformers movies for example. The total gross income of the recent Transformers movies in the United States is $1,319,187,682. Talk about a lot of zeroes. That’s more than all of the Toy Story movies combined ($852,637,924).

Fashion choices affect culture and attitudes

October 30, 2014

The material that started out with the simple purpose of clothing nakedness has been brought up to assume an authority of voicing identity. Clothing itself is a necessity of life in most cultures.

Be politically aware: Students should not ignore politics

October 30, 2014

Midterm elections are only days away, political ads are running rampant and students at John Brown University remain in their bubble. Many students at JBU are apathetic toward politics.

Student urges awareness of asexuality

October 30, 2014

As the last week of October comes to an end, something special is going on. No, I don’t mean that Halloween is fast approaching. This is a week — not a day, a week — to celebrate asexuality and its growing awareness.

Pursue your education

October 16, 2014

As a phoenix dies and then is reborn from its ashes, so is my hope for you. My aspiration for you this year is that you would form from the ashes and rise to the occasion. In this, I am referring to your education.

Hispanic students celebrate culture

October 16, 2014

From the middle of September to the middle of October, we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month with the goal of showing the importance of diversity, not only here on campus but nationally as well.

Keep in touch: Don’t forget family and friends at home

October 16, 2014

Coming to college is overwhelming, even for returning students. There’s packing to do, arrangements to make, schedules to put in order and shopping to get done. In addition to stress there is also excitement. You get to make new friends and see old ones.

Celebrity crises: We should not mock their struggles

October 16, 2014

When Robin Williams committed suicide earlier this year, everyone was suddenly involved in the family’s private affairs. Everyone is discussing Jennifer Lawrence’s nude photos, and, as she told Vanity Fair, even people she knew and loved had looked at the photos.

Advice from a workaholic: find balance

October 16, 2014

My phone buzzes and a message from my friend pops up, asking if I want to watch a movie tonight. I sigh in frustration; mere minutes ago I made plans with another group of friends, despite the fact that I will be working down to the wire on Saturday.

Patriarchy: a result of the fall

October 9, 2014

I am pro-women, in every sense of the statement. I am pro-women working outside of the home. I am pro-women being mothers and doctors, at the same time. I am pro-women earning equal pay. I am pro-women receiving the health care they need.

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