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App helps rescue sex trafficking victims
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App helps rescue sex trafficking victims

Hotel rooms all over the United States are used to exhibit victims of sex trafficking with the intent of selling bodies of men and women for solicited sex. TraffickCam, a new app, is a tool used by investigators to locate hotels where people are trafficked. Online sex advertisements can contain […]

Raith to finish last semester at JBU
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Raith to finish last semester at JBU

Chad Raith, assistant professor of religion and philosophy, is finishing up the semester at JBU and recently started a new full-time job with Mercy Health. “It’s been a good five years,” Chad Raith said, reflecting on his time at JBU. Mercy Health is a nationwide, faith-based, Catholic, not-for-profit system of […]

Legislation expands government power
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Legislation expands government power

President Trump issued 11 executive orders during his first 20 days in office ranging from plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, to ambitions to hone in on crime and international trafficking laws. Christa Jackson, senior biology major, commented on the role of executive orders, saying, “I like seeing the […]

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The path and execution of an executive order

Every U.S. president, from George Washington to President Donald Trump, has used executive orders. Trump has signed 22 executive actions – including eight executive orders – in his first three weeks as president, bringing up the question of what an executive order is and how it is used. In a […]

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 […]