Author: Daria Zellmer

World

Value of Indian rupee increases

The high-value rupee ban of November 2016 continues to harm the growing middle class in India. Many people that relied on either the 500 or 1000 rupee bills for daily living expenses have lost much wealth as India transitions to a digitally-driven, cashless economy. The Indian government, by direction of […]

World

Rohingya maintain culture amid persecution

The Rohingya, an ethnic Muslim group primarily from Buddhist countries, is one of the most persecuted minority groups in the world, according to Al Jazeera English, an Arabian media news organization. The Rohingya live mainly in Rakhine, which is thought to be one of the poorest states in the country […]

World

Scotland reconsiders independence

Scotland recently renewed a referendum of independence from the UK and the government plans to vote on the issue soon. Scotland already voted for independence once in 2014 and the resounding answer was no. In 2014, the “No” side won with 2,001,926 votes over 1,617,989 for “Yes,” according to BBC […]

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Study exposes social media as unhealthy

Social media links to depression according to a new study. A recent study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, found a significant correlative trend between the amount of time spent on social media and depression. The study, which gathered statistics from 1,787 young adults aged 19-32, found that […]

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TSA increases security measures

Some travelers have questioned the effectiveness of new Transportation Security Agency regulations. In an attempt to make air travel safer the Transportation Security Administration increased security regulations,as the war on terror and threats from extremist groups such as ISIS continue. TSA officers previously had five options for pat-downs, with varying […]

Sports

Making sense of the month-long Madness

North Carolina men’s basketball ended the madness by taking the NCAA National Championship title and defeating Gonzaga 71-65. The final game, held in Glendale, Arizona, was highly anticipated after North Carolina’s close loss against Villanova last year and Gonzaga’s chance to compete in the Final Four for the first time […]

Sports

Injuries and weather shorten season

Briefly inhibited by injuries and inclement weather, the tennis team forges ahead. The John Brown University teams went through ups and downs this season with injuries, losses and cancelled and rescheduled matches. While far from perfect, the tennis teams remain positive about the season. Multiple injuries on both the women’s […]

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College national movement comes to campus in the fall

Students often ask themselves what good they’re able to do in a world that is filled with so much bad. This sentiment is the impetus behind a new CAUSE ministry called “Students for Refugees,” a ministry springing from  an organization by the same name at the University of Arkansas. Students […]

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JBU offers master’s in special ed

John Brown University will offer a new Master of Education degree in special education, according to a press release. In the Siloam Springs school district 560 students are classified as having a disability. With the increasing amount of students with disabilities, according to the Center for Disease Control, there is […]

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LA college sued over free speech zone

Six hundred and sixteen square feet have been set aside as a free speech zone in a California college. Recently a college student in Los Angeles, California, began the process of suing The Los Angeles Community College District for the policy enacted by Pierce College which he claimed violated his […]