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Illustration student sees the light

Garbed in a denim jacket and brushstroke-styled floral skirt, senior Megan Hansen is a vivacious artist in the John Brown University Art and Illustration department. Megan Hansen has a deep personal affinity for fantasy, philosophy and Greek mythology. Art professor Peter Pohle, who has personally advised her through three years […]

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Loving LGBTQ+ at JBU

The Nashville Statement, 14 articles written by Evangelical leaders in Nashville, Tennessee, sparked renewed controversy over the legalization of gay marriage in the United States. Each article both affirms a Biblical truth and denies a cultural standard surrounding gay marriage and same-sex partnership. “Whichever way you respond, you set yourself […]

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Guitarist bridges music and spirituality

God should not be seen as an artist but as the ultimate creator, Chipper Via, junior general music major, said. To him, art is a model of God’s creation and Via’s best method for modeling that art is through music. “When I play music I’m creating, and I’m making something […]

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Circuitry class integrates design projects

Pick up a newspaper or open a browser window and you probably won’t consider what technology was necessary to get the words on the page. Every step in the publishing process involved integrated circuits. Millions of similar everyday actions are only possible with these tiny transistor arrays nestled into every […]

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Stay sharp against the summer slump

April may be the cruelest month, but June is the most boring. The active Fall and Spring semesters have every student rushing to and fro like indecisive squirrels. This rush keeps us on our toes intellectually and emotionally. Constant community and the expectations of academia ensure we’re maintaining steady progress […]

Prison ministries promote evangelism
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Prison ministries promote evangelism

Solid steel doors slam shut with every new occupant. Visitors are greeted by cold, concrete floors, bright lights and loud reverberations that echo off the walls. This is a glimpse of what prisons look like. The issue of incarceration was brought to light when Chris Hoke and Neaners Garcia addressed John […]

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Campus abuzz for Next Big Thing

This year’s Next Big Thing will feature three bands and one artist. The first band is Girl Problems. The members are Chipper Via, Hannah Schroeder, Elliot Jones and Nathan Schieffer. They feature electronic beats in their songs with an indie-pop flair. The next band on the set list is Mother […]

Student serves by creating art
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Student serves by creating art

The audience, recently doubled over in mirth, now sat transfixed. The singer’s voice echoed as she drew her bow against the violin strings. At the conclusion, the crowd erupted in whoops and cheers and the girl with a mane of curly golden locks left the stage. The performance earned Coral […]

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Is Ring by Spring still a thing?

A new post pops up on your Facebook page. “Ashley Arnold with Jake Kernell. December 16.” A ring photo accompanies the new Facebook life moment: “Engaged to Jake Kernell.” The option to see their relationship sits below the official social media announcement along with pictures of the new couple. This […]

Vila class reaches Hindu neighbors
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Vila class reaches Hindu neighbors

  We did nothing profound when we visited the Hindu temple in Bentonville, Arkansas. We simply loved our neighbors and listened to their faith journey explanations. Twenty-seven John Brown University students visited the Hindu temple at the Hindu Association of Northwest Arkansas on March 4 under the guidance of David […]