Author: Megan Koontz

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Reduce, reuse and restyle; using thrifting for good

In 2013, a garment factory called Rana Plaza in Dhaka, Bangladesh collapsed. The factory was constructed with “substandard materials, with a blatant disregard for building codes,” according to the New York Times. Despite knowing the factory was unsafe for garment workers, factory owners urged their employees to continue working in […]

She shoots, she scores; but no one is watching
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She shoots, she scores; but no one is watching

As the John Brown University Lady Eagles basketball players tie their shoe laces, wipe sweat off their brows, practice shooting three-pointers and continue building team chemistry and charisma during the final few weeks of their pre-season practices, they know they will be missing one thing when their season begins. They […]

Figure skater breaks Olympic barriers
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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 […]