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Establishing roots at Ability Tree

The front door of the center was guarded by an 11-year-old named Luke. He sat cross legged on a chair licking a heaping spoonful of vanilla pudding—one of his favorite treats to eat every day after school. This mop headed boy smiled at every one who came into the center. […]

Why I support the DREAM: part 2
Opinion

Why I support the DREAM: part 2

Last week The Threefold Advocate ran my column describing the details of the DREAM Act. Today’s piece explains why I support this proposed legislation and why I ask students to become politically involved in helping it pass. The DREAM Act attempts to undo the harm caused by existing immigration policy […]

Gone with the wash
Opinion

Gone with the wash

We all know that JBU students can’t help but complain about the campus food service. But, really? It costs two dollars and fifty cents to wash and dry clothes? As a resident of JBU, I believe that there has to be a better solution for the laundry services on campus. […]

Opinion

For the love of semi-colons

It’s time that someone stood up for the semi-colon: the most majestic punctuation mark of them all. You may be thinking “But no one understands the semi-colon! Is it a comma? Is it a colon? Nobody knows!” Worry not. Like the supremely functional spork, the ingenious combination of the spoon […]

Opinion

Making time for quality gifts

The first time I heard Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” was a gift. I had heard the piece’s name before and was vaguely aware of Beethoven as a historical figure. I had caught chance snippets of the melody, but had no idea what the song was. I was friends with an experienced […]

Dreams are worth pursuing
Opinion

Dreams are worth pursuing

This Tuesday in Chapel, Phil Vischer talked about his climb to success with the company that makes VeggieTales, Big Idea. But after the horrendous theater ticket sales of “Jonah,” a bad reception once the movie came out on DVD, and a legal case that left him bankrupt, he reached the […]

News

Two new colleges join University campus

John Brown University is no longer just a University, thanks to the addition of two new colleges last month. As of Jan. 1, the University implemented a few structural changes. The former divisions of Business and Education have been organized into individual colleges. It is unlikely that students, especially those […]

Summer study abroad trips see student lag
News

Summer study abroad trips see student lag

Some study abroad summer programs have seen a significant decrease in participation, which has been attributed to a sluggish economy. Though the numbers are low, Bill Stevenson, director of international admissions, is not concerned, but is instead optimistic about the future of the programs and their impact on students. Five […]