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A letter from the Threefold Advocate Adviser
Opinion

A letter from the Threefold Advocate Adviser

I love stories that celebrate ordinary people doing courageous things, stories that bring home events from far away, stories that provide context to issues we all struggle to understand. I also appreciate stories that surprise, delight or shock – “Hey, Mabel!” stories, as they’re known in the newspaper business. As […]

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Student opens thrift store in campus townhouse

Thrift 251, the newest used-clothing store in the Siloam Springs area, is where you would least expect it: Brooke Bowlin’s townhouse. Bowlin explained how the setup was a result of her desire to run a small fashion-related business. “The townhouse was a means to an end,” Bowlin said. “The idea […]

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Art and engineering students connect in new project space

A new building unites students from the art and engineering departments to work in a space together. The Peer-Andrus Studio and Project Barn is designed for students to use both creatively and technically. A $3.25 million building, the barn houses space for engineering and art students to use as their […]

Christian schools continue ongoing debate on LGBTQ+ issues on campus
Faith

Christian schools continue ongoing debate on LGBTQ+ issues on campus

LGBTQ+ students attending Christian colleges across the nation are coming to terms with their identities as university administrations examine their policies on same sex relationships. Azusa Pacific University is a university in California that is a part of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, an association of more than […]

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Campus campaign encourages students to ‘Look Up!’

To encourage college students on campus to form and strengthen their interpersonal relationships, the Center for Healthy Relationships launched the Look Up! Campaign for the second time this year. In a connected world where people spend hours staring at a screen, calling, emailing, texting, posting pictures on social media, reading […]

Opinion

Struggling student seeks support in JBU community

I’m a male student at John Brown University and I struggle with same-sex attraction. I first noticed it during my middle school years. Appalled and bewildered, I attempted to suffocate these attractions by burying them inside of myself. It didn’t work. Let me clarify something: I like girls a lot. […]

Student responds to race related attacks
Opinion

Student responds to race related attacks

Sometimes today can feel like the 60s. Many images splattered before me: black churches being shot and burned down by domestic terrorists; brown-skinned boys slain in the streets by those who were meant to defend and protect them, brown-skinned children harassed and incriminated in front of their homes; brown-skinned women […]

Ground broken, construction continues
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Ground broken, construction continues

As director of facilities, Steve Brankle sat down for an interview, he wiped his brow, having just come in from digging up a gas line that was in the way of construction. This summer John Brown University officially broke ground on the new health sciences building on Aug. 17. When […]

Find fullness, grace in communion
Opinion

Find fullness, grace in communion

Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again. It was sacrament, and it was ritual and I knew it was important. The words were the same every third Sunday of the month. The United Methodist Communion Liturgy is poetry, prose and the gospel in less than five minutes. […]