Editorial

Editorial

There was death before the Resurrection

When Lawrence Ware came to speak in chapel on Martin Luther King Day, he started his sermon with the message, “We gon’ be alright.” After a year full of mass shootings, riots, rallies and distrust, such a message was difficult to hear. Bitterness has spewed from pulpits, blogs, social media […]

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God is here, God is here

Shortly before Thanksgiving break, Timothy Konstantin, a student on John Brown University’s campus, expressed thoughts of harming himself and possibly others. Friends that Tim confided in alerted JBU authorities who in turn notified the Siloam Springs Police Department. He was found to be in possession of firearms and had explosives […]

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New female coach in the NFL

Katie Sowers is a trailblazer for women’s equal opportunities. In August of this year, Sowers became the second full-time assistant female coach in the National Football League. She serves as an offensive assistant for the San Francisco 49ers, helping coach the wide receivers. Not only is she one of two […]

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Sexual assault in Hollywood

Harvey Weinstein, Oscar-winning movie mogul, sexually preyed on female movie stars, models, producers and journalists since the early 1980s. Due to his power and influence in their lives, these women held their tongues in fear for many years. However, the silence shattered when nearly 50 women raised their voices against […]

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Trump disregards Puerto Rico

When hurricane Maria passed over the United States territory of Puerto Rico, tearing through with winds of over 157 mph and leaving over thirty inches of rainfall, it would leave with 10 souls plucked too early from 10 homes. The storm also destroyed the island’s electrical grid, leaving over 80,000 […]

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What to do with the statues?

On the foundation of the General Robert E. Lee statue in Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Va., someone spray-painted the words “Black Lives Matter.” Although city workers scrubbed away at the paint, a faint outline of the words can still be read. This is just one cry out of thousands of […]

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We are the Threefold

Welcome to JBU Hello and welcome to the first issue of the Threefold Advocate for the 2017-2018 school year. My name is Samuel Cross-Meredith, and I will be your editor-in-chief for the coming year. For many of us, myself included, this will be our last year as undergraduates. For many […]

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Prison impacts livelihood

The District of Columbia has the highest incarceration rate in the United States – a rate higher than almost every nation on the planet, according to the Prison Policy Initiative. The direct cost of this imprisonment has been increasing at worrying rates. The state correctional system costs quadrupled over the […]

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Stop stereotyping video games

Often stereotyped as red-eyed, greasy-haired addicts hurriedly downing one last Monster before “leveling up,” video gamers, in reality, share more in common with an athlete than an addict. Classified by health organizations as an addiction, video games get a bad rap as a harmful substance. They produce a release of […]

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Culture evolves, Disney adapts

Disney Channel’s viewership decreased from 2008 to 2016. According to Forbes, this decrease is primarily due to weak performance by Disney’s media networks and the loss of subscriptions from young audiences. Approaching this audience with shows that are relatable to today’s children and youth has been controversial and a challenge […]