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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 […]

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Student Shares Overview of the Immigration Process

For many today, the United States is seen as the land of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. However, in the 21st century, this might be more difficult as political dynamics have led many people who are not citizens to fear for their livelihood in the United States. Within this […]

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Local Businesses Raise Funds for Family in Need

The Park House Kitchen + Bar in Siloam Springs hosted artists and bands on Sept. 3 to raise money for a local family through the event Siloam Springs Community Band Aid. Glenn Chamberlain, Cassie Riddick and her two daughters were in a car accident in late June. Riddick’s youngest child […]

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Ways to Take a Break from School and Screens

During a semester with no breaks, students search for ways to get off campus while adhering to health-safety measures for COVID-19. However, many usual hangouts, such as indoor seating at a restaurant, are high-risk activities, according to NPR. Students need safe ways to shut their laptops, leave their dorms and […]