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How to Prepare for Travel Over Thanksgiving

Many families, out of an abundance of caution, are cutting back on their Thanksgiving celebrations due to the coronavirus pandemic. College students, however, must brace for impact as they crash at home after a grueling semester. On Nov. 24, John Brown University students will exit the bubble of mostly lower-risk […]

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Increasing COVID-19 Cases in Siloam Springs Serve as Warning for Winter Season

The approaching winter brings many concerns for COVID-19. Among them is how to properly practice social distancing and maintain safeguards as the weather prevents outdoor spaces from being utilized. Indications across Siloam Springs, with cases at a local nursing home and school closures, raise concerns for combatting the pandemic in […]

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Exploring Siloam Springs’ Haunted History

We see it all the time; it is nearly impossible to miss, that old house at the end of downtown Siloam Springs’ quaint main street.  It looms on its knoll on the corner of University and Broadway, strange steps embedded in the hill leading up to its long unvisited door.  […]

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Student Organizations Embrace Challenges in Event Planning

At a college renowned for its community, COVID-19 has presented many struggles for students and faculty alike at John Brown University. The Students Events and Activities (SEA) team is one of the most affected organizations on campus, as they are currently working to balance community activities with COVID-19 precautions. For […]

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Students Respond to Changes in Spring Semester Schedule

On Sept. 22, John Brown University announced its 2021 spring academic calendar to all students. To the student body’s surprise, the calendar had several changes, with classes starting on Feb. 1 and there being no Spring Break. This meant that winter break will last more than two months. The school […]

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Hearts in Hard Times: Dating at JBU During COVID-19

John Brown University is already surviving and thriving longer than other universities across the nation. With in-person classes still in session, the university has been able to maintain in-person relationships as well. Relationships formed in a COVID-19 setting seem likely to break apart. However, this is generally not the case. […]

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Music and Theater Programs Face Challenging Semester

While the coronavirus has continued to make waves throughout our campus, the nation and the world, it has had a notable impact on the performance industry. A student and a faculty member within the music and theater department at John Brown University shared the changes they have personally experienced and […]

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Mayra’s Journey to Freedom Beyond Borders

Mayra Ventura’s father passed away the day she illegally migrated to the United States. As a 22-year-old, Ventura left her home in El Salvador to escape the violence of a thriving civil war in the country. Before starting her long journey to the United States in 1991, Ventura said she […]

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How Immigrants make John Brown University Better

Immigration is a seemingly controversial topic in society today. Why is this the case? What about people from different countries choosing a new home scares us? It is an honor to have more diversity, more perspective and more opportunities represented throughout the United States. It is an honor to host […]