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Opinion

Letter to the Editor

While the data in the recent article on sexual activity at JBU is troubling (“SRA shows sizable increase in sexual activity” http://advocate.jbu.edu/?q=node/1560) things may not be as bad as they appear. Imagine that the y-axes were extended so that they began at zero percent and ended at 100 percent. The […]

Professor struggles, finds God amidst autism
Opinion

Professor struggles, finds God amidst autism

Before my son Logan was born, I had a premonition I might have done something wrong to affect his health or development in the womb. I remember praying as Logan’s due-date approached that if he were born with a disability, the Lord would let it be one familiar to me […]

Book review: “Trust Our American Dream”
Opinion

Book review: “Trust Our American Dream”

“Trust Our American Dream,” a comedic piece of historical fiction, depicts the contemporary plight of undocumented immigrants in assuming liberty as a basic natural right. Author Don Balla, John Brown University Professor of Business emeritus, fulltime lawyer and outspoken advocate for immigrant rights, strategically employs Abraham Lincoln’s views concerning the […]

Senior gives advice to a young student
Opinion

Senior gives advice to a young student

“Be patient towards all that is unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms, like books written in a foreign tongue. […] What matters is to live everything.” —Rainier Maria Rilke’s “Letter to a Young Poet” First of all, live like you’re going to […]

Past Walton scholar, Alfonso Mendez, has gone on to start his own coffee business. The left photo is of Mendez when he was a student at John Brown University, and the right photo is him now.
Lifestyles

1988 Walton grad turns entrepreneur

Alfonso Mendez came to John Brown University 30 years ago as a member of the Walton Program’s first class of students. As a successful Walton alumnus, he now provides encouragement for graduating seniors. “You’ll be fine as long as you have God in front of you,” senior Ethel Ilias recalled […]

Not a job for the faint of heart
Lifestyles

Not a job for the faint of heart

Every year, John Brown University recruits students to work as callers for University Advancement’s call center to raising money for the Scholarship Fund. This year, callers are also raising money for the Campaign for the Next Century, the University’s new plan to improve campus and continue serving students. Callers are […]

Dusk to dawn, staff works unpopular shifts
Lifestyles

Dusk to dawn, staff works unpopular shifts

For the past couple of weeks, University Professor of history Preston Jones has been showing his gratitude to the employees around campus and Siloam who work jobs that the public does not always show their appreciation for. Jones has been meeting with employees from JBU’s cafeteria and custodial staff, as […]

Luke Pascoe sharpens his hand and eye coordination as he practices his volleying skills. JBU’s tennis team practices for two hours five days a week for two hours during which they work on drills and serves.
Sports

Results begin with practice: Inside JBU Tennis

For John Brown University, 12 men and 10 women make up the Golden Eagles tennis teams. Five days a week for approximately two hours in the afternoon, the team comes together to warm-up, perfect skills and prepare for upcoming matches. Senior Luke Pascoe, who has played tennis for JBU since […]