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Growing celebrity Christian culture sparks criticism

The religious atmosphere of the United States has shifted unexpectedly as celebrities such as Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Kevin Hart and Kanye West have publicly discussed and acted upon their newfound faith. Kanye West, with the release of his new album, “Jesus Is King,” early this month, drew both Christians […]

Opinion

Natural vs Organic? How Do You Choose?

How do you choose between yummy natural granola bars and delicious organic granola bars? Without looking at the ingredients, you might be persuaded to grab the natural granola bars because they are cheaper and, well, they are natural. Natural seems to be just as good as organic when you look […]

Opinion

The benefits of joining the debate team

Everything we do in life prepares us for something bigger. That is how I would describe my experience with debate. It is a means to an end. A common misconception is that debating means arguing over politics, but, in reality, it is so much more. To debate is to have […]

Opinion

The body of Christ: why you need the church

There is a theological trend I see among evangelicals broadly, but more specifically in JBU students. It ranges from students who really don’t go to church at all and just read their Bible, to students who go maybe once a month but place things like sports as a higher priority, […]

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Gen Z prone to replacing Bibles with black screens

Kk Khaliq, freshman psychology major at John Brown University, recently returned to the faith after nine years of doubting the Bible and isolating herself from the church. Growing up within a Christian family, Khaliq said the reason why she started doubting God was because the church rejected her brother with […]

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U.S. to formally withdraw from Paris Agreement

The Trump administration formally notified the United Nations on Nov. 4 that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Agreement. This move is a fulfillment of President Trump’s major campaign promise to cancel the Paris climate deal. According to the United Nations, the Paris Agreement is “a landmark agreement […]

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Outbreak of lung illnesses associated with vaping

The outbreak of lung-related illnesses and fatalities in the United States has drawn national attention to the issue of vaping. As of Nov. 13, there have been 42 confirmed deaths and at least 2,172 people hospitalized for symptoms with supposed vape-related causes across the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control […]

Opinion

Alternatives to plastic that everyone can use

We easily find to-go cups from our favorite coffee shops, Walmart bags and plastic water bottles littering our college campus. We can also find them in our ocean, landfills and streets. I hear you: paper and plastic are useful and convenient. But my reply is that convenience can no longer […]

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College connections program partners with Ability Tree

John Brown University, in partnership with Ability Tree, launched the College Connections program, which invites young adults with significant cognitive disabilities to experience college life. The College Connections program originated after Ability Tree’s founders Joe and Jen Butler reached out to Jacob Stratman, chair of humanities and social sciences at […]