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Issue 1: Transportation Sales Tax

On Nov. 3, Arkansas voters have the opportunity to vote for or against a half-percent sales tax on Issue 1, which was moved to the ballot by Arkansas lawmakers. The name on the ballot for Issue 1 is the Transportation Sales Tax Continuation Amendment. This half-percent sales tax is currently […]

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Students Reveal Experiences and Challenges of Quarantine

One of the protocols initiated by John Brown University in preparation for students’ return to campus for the Fall 2020 semester was creating the ability for students to quarantine either on or off campus. Many of the university’s quarantine cases have been local students, who then self-isolate off-campus at their […]

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How the Pandemic Affects Mental Health

On Aug. 14th, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that between June 23-30, “U.S. adults reported considerably elevated adverse mental health conditions associated with COVID-19.” 40.9% of 5,470 participants described “adverse mental or behavioral health condition,” such as anxiety disorder, depressive disorder, trauma-related symptoms, started or increased […]

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Office of Diversity Shares Vision for JBU Campus

As the Office of Diversity begins its inaugural year, its leadership team hopes to make the campus a better reflection of the university’s mission and the kingdom of God. The Office of Diversity is led by Ted Song, coordinator of diversity and innovation, and includes staff members Juan Carlos Rodriguez, […]

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JBU Alumna: The Transition from Faith to Law

For Andrea Martinez, a 2004 John Brown University graduate, chapel services were about much more than filling a requirement. For her, chapel was the beginning of a decades-long career dedicated to immigration law and it led to a decision that changed the course of her life forever. Martinez was a […]

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Confederate monument is moved, what’s next?

The controversial statue of a Confederate soldier, once displayed publicly in Bentonville City Square, was removed on Sept. 2, after a group of citizens had protested for its relocation since August 2019. The Arkansas Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), owners of the statue, announced on June […]

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What this election means for immigration

With Nov. 3 quickly approaching, many hot button issues are being put under the microscope as voters finish forming  decisions about who the next president of the United States should be. Immigration is one of these issues, and one in which Republican nominee and sitting president, Donald Trump, has voiced […]