Opinion

Inclement weather policy: Changes needed for student safety

19 March, 2015

As a child, you likely looked eagerly outside at the first flake of snow. Though you were excited about playing outside the next day, you also wondered about something more exciting: is tomorrow a snow day?

Who are the Waltons?

19 March, 2015

Ever since the chapel service when Rod Reed addressed the Yik-Yak discussions, I’ve been asking myself the question, “How well does our campus body — faculty, staff and students — understand the Walton program and our Walton scholars?” Since this column is meant primarily to give the Threefold Ad

Vote for honors council

19 March, 2015

Elections for the Honors Executive Council begin March 30. The whole campus greatly benefits from the work of the Council, but many don’t really know what it is or what it does. Let me explain.

Parents vital to student education

19 March, 2015

The ever-growing education industry stumbles from one ineffective morass into another, but there’s no mystery about what creates the conditions for serious learning.

Student readjusts after Ireland studies

19 March, 2015

When I was researching colleges to attend, John Brown University initially caught my eye because of its many study abroad options, especially the semester in Ireland opportunity. At the time, I wasn’t entirely sure what I wanted to study, but I knew I wanted to travel.

Love the ‘not like me’

12 March, 2015

I think we are born to categorize the world into “us” and “them.” It’s an ugly mentality, but it’s one that is familiar to me.

Too much busyness hurts health: Stay alert for harmful stress

12 March, 2015

Everyone knows what it feels like to be overwhelmed with life. Too many commitments leave us exhausted. All we want to do after a busy week of classes, meetings, emails and assignments is relax in bed with Netflix or spend a day at the Buffalo River.

Stop comparing yourself: Be happy with what you have

12 March, 2015

As humans, comparison is an issue with which we constantly struggle. We compare our intelligence, our grades, our possessions, our social standing and our outward appearance. This problem often starts when we are young and follows us throughout our lifetime.

Know your racial heritage

12 March, 2015

As Christians, we emphasize the importance of knowing our identity in Christ. Our personal identity also builds on other things, such as moral values, interests, experiences, etc. Our identity is personal; it is how we choose to view ourselves.

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