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White Christmas? What About Green Christmas?

As the season of gift-giving and house-decorating approaches, it is easy to be overzealous—overzealous with your spending, your décor (yes, your house can be too decorated) and your waste. According to the Stanford Recycling database, Americans throw away 25% more waste from Thanksgiving to the New Year’s holiday period than […]

War on Christmas debates inclusivity and religion
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War on Christmas debates inclusivity and religion

While searching for the best deals and perfect presents, shoppers enter into the annual debate: should you say “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays”?  The idea of a “war on Christmas” has turned joyful holiday greetings into potentially divisive religious and political statements. Some people, who believe the term “Christmas” implies […]

A Comprehensive Guide to Candlelight
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A Comprehensive Guide to Candlelight

Q: What should I expect from Candlelight? A: As John Brown University has been hosting Candlelight for 77 years now, the service is very well established. As an attendee, expect beautiful music, a familiar crowd filled with faces from the Siloam Springs community, a dark and cozy atmosphere and an […]

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ESL program puts aside cultural differences to build community

Noel, Missouri became a booming immigrant town in only 20 years. It was a small majority-white town, but recently the allure of steady jobs and better living conditions compared to surrounding cities has increased the pull of immigrants to Noel, expanding the ethnic diversity as well. According to World Population […]

REI closes doors on Black Friday to ‘opt outside
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REI closes doors on Black Friday to ‘opt outside

Five years ago, REI, a company dedicated to the sales of sporting goods, camping equipment and other outdoor products, devised a plan so wild market strategists were left speechless: they were going to close their doors on Black Friday as part of a campaign they christened “Opt Outside.” As the […]

Bentonville citizens protest to relocate Confederate statue
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Bentonville citizens protest to relocate Confederate statue

A group of Bentonville locals have sat in town square every Saturday morning since August to calling for the movement of a Confederate monument located in the heart of the city.  The group, officially called The Shame of Bentonville, organized together to protest in the city after the 2017 Charlottesville […]

Faith

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 […]