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SERA survey evaluates mental health data for first time

Every year during orientation, freshmen funnel into the Berry Performing Arts Center to complete the Spiritual, Emotional and Relational Assessment survey. While taking the SERA is an orientation ritual dating back to 2004, many students don’t actually know what the survey measures or how the data is used. Gary Oliver, […]

REI closes doors on Black Friday to ‘opt outside
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REI closes doors on Black Friday to ‘opt outside

Five years ago, REI, a company dedicated to the sales of sporting goods, camping equipment and other outdoor products, devised a plan so wild market strategists were left speechless: they were going to close their doors on Black Friday as part of a campaign they christened “Opt Outside.” As the […]

Bentonville citizens protest to relocate Confederate statue
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Bentonville citizens protest to relocate Confederate statue

A group of Bentonville locals have sat in town square every Saturday morning since August to calling for the movement of a Confederate monument located in the heart of the city.  The group, officially called The Shame of Bentonville, organized together to protest in the city after the 2017 Charlottesville […]

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Gen Z prone to replacing Bibles with black screens

Kk Khaliq, freshman psychology major at John Brown University, recently returned to the faith after nine years of doubting the Bible and isolating herself from the church. Growing up within a Christian family, Khaliq said the reason why she started doubting God was because the church rejected her brother with […]

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U.S. to formally withdraw from Paris Agreement

The Trump administration formally notified the United Nations on Nov. 4 that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Agreement. This move is a fulfillment of President Trump’s major campaign promise to cancel the Paris climate deal. According to the United Nations, the Paris Agreement is “a landmark agreement […]

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Outbreak of lung illnesses associated with vaping

The outbreak of lung-related illnesses and fatalities in the United States has drawn national attention to the issue of vaping. As of Nov. 13, there have been 42 confirmed deaths and at least 2,172 people hospitalized for symptoms with supposed vape-related causes across the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control […]

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College connections program partners with Ability Tree

John Brown University, in partnership with Ability Tree, launched the College Connections program, which invites young adults with significant cognitive disabilities to experience college life. The College Connections program originated after Ability Tree’s founders Joe and Jen Butler reached out to Jacob Stratman, chair of humanities and social sciences at […]

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Brexit delayed for a third time, pushed to January 2020

Although a Google search indicates the endless, ongoing buzz surrounding Brexit, which has survived longer than voting opinions, exit plans and even the leadership of prime ministers, some Americans may be unfamiliar with what Brexit actually is. With Brexit now approaching its third delay in January 2020, the debate between […]