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Preview: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown
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Preview: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown

When the curtain opened, I was sucked into the world of Charles Schultz, the creator of Peanuts. The bright yellow sun was high in the sky over the cartoon trees, Snoopy’s red doghouse and alphabet block-furniture. The scene snippets reminded me of the panes of the comics, but the characters […]

Irishman’s story intertwines politics and education
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Irishman’s story intertwines politics and education

Last week, an older Northern Irish gentleman visited John Brown University and many of its classes across campus. In case anyone missed him, he is Patrick “Paddy” Roche, an adjunct professor for the Irish Semester Studies program. In the classes, he discussed the European Union, Northern Ireland politics, the Belfast […]

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Review: Blue Like Jazz

Plotline snobs and lovers of Donald Miller’s book “Blue Like Jazz” will hate the movie reincarnation of “Blue Like Jazz.” For example, the protagonist is supposed to be years older and not in college. Penny, the female lead, was not supposed to receive Christ until halfway through. And when did […]

Plumstone: Green Chili
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Plumstone: Green Chili

I remember a hazy Sunday night scene in a Southern Baptist fellowship hall in Indianola, Miss.—my childhood hometown. I remember the Superbowl was on. I remember sitting in the front and on the right side of the row—made by church chairs that connect to each other before the large, dwarfing […]

Owner stitches with purpose
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Owner stitches with purpose

Professor Jason Lanker often tells his Old Testament Survey classes, “I married the Proverbs 31 woman.” His wife Heather is the owner and designer for Heather Hill Clothing, a children’s clothing store on Broadway Street in downtown Siloam Springs. She is also a mother of two. Above her sewing machine […]

Hauntings around the corner
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Hauntings around the corner

In honor of this spooky time of year, enjoys these three mysterious stories of John Brown University and the surrounding area. While not all creepy or ghostly, coming upon or discovering one of these should make your heart race in excitement. Steam Tunnels and Caverns From the beginning of Siloam […]

Professors share fresh perspective
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Professors share fresh perspective

The campus of John Brown University witnessed a large influx of new professors over the summer. Two joined the ranks of the Division of Biblical Studies as assistant professors, Chad Raith and Nathan Jacobs. David Brisben, chair of the division, said 127 people applied within the first month for the […]

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From Cathedral to Hollywood

Before she ‘kissed a girl and liked it,’ Katy Perry made her appearance on the Cathedral stage at John Brown University. As a 16-year-old, aspiring Christian artist, Katy Hudson took the stage as an opening act for Bebo Norman during September 2001. The Cathedral was full of Norman’s fans. Marikit […]

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Intern advocates against human trafficking

Chelsea Watkins knew she wanted to make a difference with her life. After graduating from John Brown University in 2010 with a double major in intercultural studies and Spanish, Watkins took on a six-month internship with The Salvation Army in their human trafficking department. During what she referred to as […]

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Home away from homeland

Currently 42 million people in the world have been displaced from their homeland fleeing war, persecution and political upheaval, according to the International Rescue Committee The Office of Immigration states that a total of 56, 384 of these refugees were admitted to the United States in 2011. Several John Brown […]