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Town attempts to atone for past lynching
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Town attempts to atone for past lynching

LaGrange, a town in Georgia, recently took steps to atone for the 1940 lynching of Austin Calloway. The police did not investigate the killing, nor did it receive much attention from the media, according to CNN. On Jan. 26, the town held a service to remember Calloway that exceeded expectations […]

Students encourage diversity in engineering
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Students encourage diversity in engineering

The Society of Women Engineers at John Brown University will host its annual event, Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, to encourage young girls to become engineers. Engineering is a big part of the JBU community. Engineering students spend long hours doing homework and studying for tests. Typically, a large […]

Airbnb offers home to refugees
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Airbnb offers home to refugees

Airbnb, an online homestay network, opened the doors of its homes worldwide to immigrants and refugees affected by President Trump’s recent travel ban. The company’s CEO, Brian Chesky, turned to Twitter to announce that free housing is available for anyone from the seven Muslim countries unable to return to the […]

Institutions not trusted with cyber security
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Institutions not trusted with cyber security

A recent Pew study found that few Americans trust institutions with their private data. “You know how in the movies, someone will be hacking a computer and you can’t actually see the screen?” said John-Mark Harris, a freshman kinesiology major at John Brown University. Harris suggested that the reason they […]

Competitor emerges, price of EpiPen increases
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Competitor emerges, price of EpiPen increases

The recent dramatic price increases for EpiPens – up from $100 to $600 market price in the past three months – sparked outrage among EpiPen users, House representatives and even politicians like Hillary Clinton. EpiPen manufacturing company Mylan recently cornered the market on FDA-approved epinephrine injectors, allowing for the price […]

Reported bike thefts increase
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Reported bike thefts increase

The Fall semester demonstrated an increase in reported bike thefts on campus. Scott Wanzer, director of campus safety, said that campus saftey members are not sure if it is an increase in the number of bikes that have been taken from students or an increase in the number of reports […]

Anti-Muslim sentiment increases
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Anti-Muslim sentiment increases

Seven hundred twenty-one travelers from Iraq, Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Somalia and Sudan did not enter into the United States after the first 72 hours of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, reported the Department of Homeland Security. While the nation is divided on Trump’s order, with many people […]

Dissenting Views Arouse Conversation after Petition
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Dissenting Views Arouse Conversation after Petition

Students and alumni voiced their concerns about the participation of Former Governor Mike Huckabee at John Brown University’s chapel service. The group signed an online petition and will participate in a peaceful demonstration in attempts to raise awareness and start a conversation about their concerns regarding Huckabee’s civil Christian leadership. […]

Americans protest after Trump’s inauguration
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Americans protest after Trump’s inauguration

Protestors at the presidential inauguration held up signs reading “Trump is not my president,” and “dump Trump” in protest of Donald Trump becoming the 45th president of the United States.  The city of Washington experienced many violent acts of protest during the inauguration. The New York Post reported that two […]

Senate begins to approve Trump’s cabinet
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Senate begins to approve Trump’s cabinet

The senate approved three of Trump’s 22 choices for his cabinet. The senate’s confirmations will be slow and painful over the next few weeks. The President of the United States has always chosen the members of his own cabinet, but they are subject to Senate confirmation. To date, John Kelly, […]