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New Year, Same Me
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New Year, Same Me

It’s that time of the year again. Salad sales and gym memberships are skyrocketing and the phrase “new year, new me” somehow gets woven into every conversation. New Year’s resolutions can be a great way to improve aspects of your life, but resolutions can also often end in disappointment and […]

Fashion and religion cross at 2018 gala
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Fashion and religion cross at 2018 gala

The Met Gala is a fashion show sponsored by well-known New York City fashion and lifestyle magazine, Vogue. Next year’s controversial theme, titled “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” imagines the marriage of fashion and religion. Grace Mayes, sophomore political science major at John Brown University, stated, “I think […]

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Seniors celebrate Christmas quirks

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—the winter holiday season. From tree decorating to festive foods to reading and retelling the Christmas story, the holidays look different from family to family. Two John Brown University seniors, Chris Ridings and Rachel Barber, both share what their typical holiday season looks […]

Student captures vision for humanitarian aid
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Student captures vision for humanitarian aid

From Montana, St. Louis, New Mexico and Colorado to Kenya, Honduras and Belize, senior biblical and theological studies senior Elizabeth Grumulaitis sees the world through her camera lens. Grumulaitis pursues many different art forms. Her favorite is photography: specifically, street and travel photography for capturing natural moments. “Photography is not […]

Kirk ponders advent in Gospel of Christmas
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Kirk ponders advent in Gospel of Christmas

Patty Kirk, John Brown University’s resident writer and professor of English and creative writing, heralds in the Christmas season with her book, “The Gospel of Christmas: Reflections for Advent.” The short collection of essays recalls Kirk’s Catholic youth, her loss of Catholic faith during adolescence and her journey to faith […]

Collingsworth studies, sings and serves
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Collingsworth studies, sings and serves

Elise Collingsworth, senior worship arts major at John Brown University, never intended to work in worship ministry leadership. She came from a background that frowned upon women in leadership, so the worship ministry in which Collingsworth participated in during high school had a limited future. “In high school, I never […]

Students and staff dress for success
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Students and staff dress for success

The phrase “Dress well, test well” has been repeated in schools for decades. Skeptics scoff, citing the converse, “Comfort is king.” But does clothing really have an impact on student success? Student Counseling Center counselor Mollie Reddin suggests clothing choices influence self-confidence. “How we dress can influence whether or not […]

Campus canines boost morale little by little
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Campus canines boost morale little by little

The quad on John Brown University’s campus has its very own “puppy man,” Corwin Lyttle, who shares his puppies with students. Corwin is the husband of another JBU student, Lindsey Lyttle. Not really knowing what to expect the first time he rescued some puppies, Corwin decided to bring the rescued […]