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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 […]

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Calligraphy class inspires creativity

In a new upcoming event, students and lovers of words have the opportunity to learn or hone their skills in the art of calligraphy. Tracy Balzer, director of Christian formation, is offering an immersive, two-hour session on classic calligraphy to interested students and Siloam Springs community members alike. Pupils will […]

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The next hipster dons 80’s apparel

Hipsters brought new cultural values to the younger generations in America. The trend, commonly associated with lattes and flannels, has much deeper roots that continue to shape future fashion and social trends. “The hipster movement started to form during the computer enhancement age of the early 2000s when society focused […]

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Memes merit cultural recognition

In pop-culture, the meme emphasizes the new cyber status of inside jokes and the shift of societal norms. A picture is no longer worth a thousand words. Now it is only worth four to six. With constant technology updates and pop-culture changes occurring each week, it is no wonder that […]

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Begone, costly spring breaks

Mid-way through the semester, students are broken down, sleep deprived and in a constant state of stress as they look toward the light at the end of the tunnel: spring break. “I can’t wait to go to the beach and relax, playing some Kenney Chesney while the wind flows through […]