Author: Threefold Advocate

Editorial

What Mike Huckabee’s tweet reveals about private companies and their political involvement

“I’ve decided to ‘identify’ as Chinese,” said former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in a tweet on April 3. “Coke will like me, Delta will agree with my ‘values’ and I’ll probably get shoes from Nike & tickets to [Major League Baseball] games. Ain’t America great?” Huckabee, who previously visited the […]

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How Minneapolis’ ‘City-Approved Messaging’ Program Almost Hurt Digital Activism

Moving past lifestyle brand deals and paid promotions, social media influencers almost got paid to post Minneapolis’ “approved messages” during the trials over the killing of George Floyd. On Feb. 26, the Minneapolis City Council had approved a program, “Contracts with community organizations for public safety and engagement services,” that […]

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A Defense of JBU’s Communication Department

As a prominent broadcaster and evangelist, John E. Brown Sr. founded our institution in 1919 on the belief that communication matters.  Within the first month of its opening, students at John Brown University, formerly called Southwestern Collegiate Institute, published its first school newspaper, The Southwestern. By December of that year, […]

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The Threefold Announces Move to Digital

The Threefold Advocate, John Brown University’s student-led newspaper, is moving to a fully digital format starting in the Spring 2021 semester. Since 1937, The Threefold has served the JBU and Siloam Springs communities with award-winning coverage created by student journalists, editors, photographers and designers. Our coverage spans across campus, the […]

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United in the Same Mind

Every four years when we vote for a presidential candidate, we reach the same conclusions: We are more divided than ever; political polarization is an issue; there is no more “united” in the United States. Politics is not the only area where we find disagreement—how shocking. We find differences in […]