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Surge in Anti-Asian Discrimination Yields Calls for Support and Change

Asian-American communities—having weathered increasing levels of racism and xenophobia during the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic—face a resurgence of violence, especially toward elders. Vicha Ratanapakdee, an 84-year-old man who immigrated to the United States from Thailand, died on Feb. 1 after being attacked and knocked to the ground in […]

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Myanmar Military Stages Coup Over Election Results

On Feb. 1, Myanmar’s military seized control of the country in a coup against the democratically-elected government of State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained along with President Win Myint and other leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party. Myanmar’s military, also known as the Tatmadaw, […]

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“Part of the Kingdom”: Documentary sheds light on the experiences of LGBTQIA+ students at Christian universities

A colorful spectrum of lights flashes across the screen as students emerge from the shadows with intimate defiance. This is their moment to share their truth.   “Part of the Kingdom,” a documentary directed by Makenna Cofer, a student at John Brown University, released on Dec. 17. The film takes a […]

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Twitter Receives Criticism for Censoring Biden Story

In the weeks leading up to the election, allegedly ground-breaking information about Hunter Biden was released by the New York Post, but it was not given priority on social media platforms. Twitter and Facebook are under fire for censoring stories and posts related to the story and the allegations. Republican […]

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Oklahoma’s Environmentally Toxic Ghost Town

Only an hour and a half drive northwest of Siloam Springs, there once existed a town of comparable population. Today, Picher, Oklahoma is gone. So gone, in fact, that it is beyond a ghost town. Most of its main street buildings have been torn down, and all that remains are […]

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Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed to the US Supreme Court

In the midst of a divisive election, a global pandemic and the loss of iconic Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a new female figure emerged on the Supreme Court: Conservative Amy Coney Barrett. Barrett, formerly a judge for the Seventh US Circuit Court of Appeals, was sworn into office […]

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#endSARS Movement Gathers Attention

One of the many groundbreaking social movements of 2020 surfaced in Nigeria last month and has taken the world by storm. The movement #endSARS began trending on Twitter in October as millions gathered in Nigeria to protest the brutal actions of the Nigerian federal police group called the Special Anti-Robbery […]

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Campus looks beyond the 2020 election

Through the years, John Brown University has abided by the motto “Christ Over All” and vows to educate its students’ “head, heart and hands.” When a pandemic arose, JBU adopted another saying, “Love God; love others; love JBU.” So, what will the university have to say to its students after […]