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Voters prioritize the impact of healthcare inequity during coronavirus pandemic

With the pandemic raging across the United States, voters have prioritized two issues when casting their ballot: COVID-19 and healthcare. “COVID has made us all healthcare voters,” David Mitchell, founder of the advocacy group Patients for Affordable Drugs, said in an interview with The Guardian. Over 220,000 individuals have died […]

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Presidential race comes down to the wire

With the final presidential debate under the nation’s belt, the weight of this election is being felt now more than ever throughout the country. The New York Times reported that “More than 59 million ballots have already been cast in the 2020 election, surpassing the previous early turnout record set […]

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International students share perspective on the election

As the 2020 election draws to a close, some of John Brown University’s international students have commented on their knowledge and thoughts of the electoral race. Three international students at JBU—Damaris Merino, junior international business major from El Salvador; Luis Galván, sophomore mechanical engineering major from Mexico; and Jens Keemers, […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month during Coronavirus

Since 1985, October has been designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each year, athletes sport pink shoes, people run in fundraiser marathons and women all over the world wear pink ribbons. These efforts are all to increase awareness of breast cancer, to encourage preventative testing, to raise funds for research […]

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A Voter’s Guide to Ballots

Nov. 3 is nearing and students need to have a solid understanding when it comes to voting in this year’s election. Over 90 million eligible voters did not use their right in the 2016 election. Uncertainty can hold many back from voting, but a clear voter’s guide may encourage more […]

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Cafeteria Launches Improvement Campaign

One of the universal truths of college cafeterias is their stereotypical, lackluster food—not the most flavorful nor appetizing but ultimately good enough to get the job done. However, the past few weeks have proven to be a rough few for the Caf at John Brown University, with a few reported […]

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Issue 3: Citizen Initiative Process

Citizens’ initiative—citizens’ ability to add a referendum to the ballot by gathering enough signatures—has long been a laudable feature of a working democracy. Issue 3 on the Arkansas Ballot—called Changing Arkansas’ Citizen Initiative Process, Votes Required for Legislative Ballot Issue Proposals and Publication Requirement—seeks to increase the number of signatures […]

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Issue 2: Arkansas Term Limits

As Arkansas voters prepare to cast their ballots this election, they will be asked to vote on term limits for their state legislators. Issue 2, Changing General Assembly Term Limits and Allowing Re-Election upon a Break in Service, has the popular name of the “Arkansas Term Limits Amendment.” This amendment […]