Author: Clancie Sorrell


JBU basketball bestowed with honors for season play

After 33 games, months of practice, and hours on the court, four John Brown University basketball seniors earned a selection to their respective All-Conference team. The conference team honored Jake Caudle, Baily Cameron, Josh Bowling and Karina Chandra for their hard work and refined basketball skills on Thursday, Feb. 28, […]


Hall of Fame grants membership to six inductees

After five years of dedicating time to John Brown University’s athletic program, alumni, coaches and players are eligible for the Hall of Fame. The hall just recognized 6 prestigious athletes. On Feb. 16, 2019, approximately 115 people gathered to recognize the new members to JBU’s Athletics Hall of Fame, which […]


Churches confront challenges in racial reconciliation

Today, 86 percent of American churches lack any meaningful racial diversity, according to the Equal Justice Initiative. A study published by Baylor University reported that “the percentage of immigrants in multiracial congregations decreased from over 5 percent in 1998 to under 3 percent in 2012.” The same report wrote that […]


InterVarsity emphasizes the power of the gospel story

His friends in his fraternity used to call him “Satan,” but now York Moore serves as a National Evangelist for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and converts people to Christianity because of what he calls “the power of the gospel.” Moore, the guest speaker for Spiritual Renewal Week at John Brown University, […]


A town remembers Arkansas’ Red Summer massacre

Citizens in the state of Arkansas recount one of the worst race massacres in U.S. history, one that took place one hundred years ago on the same day John Brown University’s first classes began. On Sept. 30, 1919, a mass race riot in southern Arkansas left an unknown number—ranging from […]


Shutdown affects students who receive financial aid

An unplanned vacation for many government workers ensued on at the end of last year. As funding ceased for organizations, furloughed workers and U.S. citizens anticipated the government reboot. Since 1976, when the modern congressional budgeting process began, there have been 20 government shutdowns; however, the longest government shutdown in […]


Women’s soccer causes more concussions than football

The black and white ball curves through the sky and hits the player’s head before it soars upward again. That brief contact with the soccer ball can cause extensive damage if players are not careful, especially women. According to American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in gender matched sports, women experience […]


JBU cross country finishes strong

Two students earned trips to the NAIA National Championship after their times in the 2018 Sooner Athletic Conference meet placed them in the top 10. On Nov. 3, the John Brown University cross country teams drove to Oklahoma City, Okla., to compete for the last race of the season. However, […]


The unlikely pairing of two words

Confidence and humility, two opposite words that I used to believe had zero overlap. I would always hear these words in the context of two different conversations. When I felt lousy about my talents, people would tell me to have more confidence. When I was too proud of my accomplishments, […]