Author: Megan Koontz

Figure skater breaks Olympic barriers
Sports

Figure skater breaks Olympic barriers

As he skated timidly onto the ice during his last skate of the Olympics, 28-year-old Adam Rippon flashed a bright smile at the judges, took a deep breath and readied himself for what he described as one of the greatest moments of his life. Rippon is the first openly gay […]

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JBU engineering students rally to educate young girls

A day consisting of spaghetti towers, water bottle rockets and remote-controlled Lego cars helped educate young girls about careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). A part of National Engineers Week, Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (IGED) is a nation-wide initiative to empower girls to enter traditionally male-dominated […]

North and South Korea unite for Olympics
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North and South Korea unite for Olympics

The countries of North and South Korea have long been at odds with one another, and in recent months, the two have disagreed more than ever. Amidst extreme hostility, turmoil, confusion and multiple nuclear threats, a beacon of hope shines as the two will become one team during the upcoming […]

Save the Storks to aid NWA women
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Save the Storks to aid NWA women

Save the Storks and Loving Choices—two non-profit, pro-life organizations—band together to lower abortion rates in America. Save the Storks parks Mobile Medical Units outside of abortion clinics, public events and university campuses to offer free sonograms, counseling, and other services to women struggling with crisis pregnancies. Four out of five […]

DACA nursing students denied license
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DACA nursing students denied license

Arkansas nursing students protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, received the news that their four years work in their respective programs may not conclude as expected. The National Council for Licensure Exam, the exam all nursing students must pass before becoming registered nurses, requires students to […]

CAUSE ministries burst JBU bubble
Lifestyles

CAUSE ministries burst JBU bubble

Christian Ambassadors United for Service and Evangelism—otherwise known as CAUSE ministries—would not exist without a Christian call to reach out into the community. However, some John Brown University students question CAUSE ministries’ motives and impact, or their ability to break out from the comfort of the JBU bubble. Are they […]

NFL hires second female coach
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NFL hires second female coach

Football is the last great frontier for women in sports, considering all other major athletic programs have female counterparts. Yet, football is not typically a sport open to women on the field or the sidelines. On Aug. 17, 31-year-old  Katie Sowers became the second coach hired full time in the […]