Editorial

Editorial

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 […]

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JBU, Let’s Respect Each Other

In light of recent campus tension, it has become increasingly difficult for us to defend our First Amendment rights while also being considerate of other students’ individuality. Furthermore, it is even more challenging to separate the importance of our beliefs from their impact on others. When do we stop voicing […]

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#SaveStudentNewsrooms

In the “closed” signs in restaurant windows. In the commercials on TV that tell us “we are all in this together.” In the masked faces of fellow patrons at the grocery store. The COVID-19 virus’ impact is apparent everywhere we turn and has forced us to change how we live […]

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Remember the faces behind the screen

What would your mom say if she saw your posts, or your comments, on Instagram? Would she think that your statement was funny? Would she applaud you for standing up for your convictions, or would she be appalled at your anger and hate?  By now, the majority of campus is […]