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Congress recognized as the most diverse in history

After citizens across the nations elected new  leaders and the states announced the results, a recent report found that the incoming Congress is the most racially and ethnically diverse congress in U.S. history. On Jan. 3, the 116th Congress swore in 10 new senators and 101 new representatives. “If we […]

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Yearbook reveals blackface of Virginian leadership

Two Virginia state politicians received accusations of wearing blackface and another faces accusations of sexual assault, but despite the latest news, none of the three politicians have stepped down. Ralph Northam, the democratic Governor of Virginia, was the first exposed for using blackface. Someone discovered his 1984 medical school yearbook […]

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Campus leadership reflects on racial diversity

In examining its history of race relations, John Brown University seeks to promote continued growth of diversity among its faculty and students. The university is currently experiencing a decline in enrollment, with the total number of students having decreased by 20.7 percent from the 2016-2017 school year to this year, […]

School paper fights for rights amidst censorship
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School paper fights for rights amidst censorship

Springdale High School and Har-Ber High School officially split in 2005 because of the rapid growth in the Springdale school district. For over a decade, the two schools have been entrenched in an intense rivalry, especially in their athletic programs. In 2017, when five students in the athletic programs at […]

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JBU celebrates 100 years of Christ over all

In 1919, Woodrow Wilson was president, the Boston Red Sox traded Babe Ruth and John E. Brown formed Southwestern Collegiate Institute. This college would later be renamed John E. Brown College, and later, John Brown University. JBU is celebrating its 100-year anniversary in 2019. John E. Brown founded JBU to […]

Shutdown affects students who receive financial aid
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Shutdown affects students who receive financial aid

An unplanned vacation for many government workers ensued on at the end of last year. As funding ceased for organizations, furloughed workers and U.S. citizens anticipated the government reboot. Since 1976, when the modern congressional budgeting process began, there have been 20 government shutdowns; however, the longest government shutdown in […]

Californians endure aftermath of severe fire and rain
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Californians endure aftermath of severe fire and rain

Firefighters have finally ended California’s most deadly fire in its history. Camp Fire, located in Northern California’s Butte County, killed over 85 people with about 300 still unaccounted for. On Nov. 8, Camp Fire ignited and raged across Northern California for 18 days. According to the Cal Fire incident report, […]

Jews targeted at synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh
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Jews targeted at synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh

On an early Saturday morning the Jewish Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, devolved from a peaceful place of worship to a chaotic crime scene when a gunman opened fire, killing 11 congregants and wounding four police officers. There were three congregations celebrating Shabbat services: Tree of Life, Dor Hadash and New […]