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Strife in Nicaragua persists as students return to JBU

Nicaraguan students did not have a summer break filled with rest, internships and fun. Instead, they faced protests, arrests and government oppression. There are seven Walton Scholarship students at John Brown University who call Nicaragua their home. Last April, protests and fighting plagued their country which resulted in many deaths […]

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Reduce, reuse and restyle; using thrifting for good

In 2013, a garment factory called Rana Plaza in Dhaka, Bangladesh collapsed. The factory was constructed with “substandard materials, with a blatant disregard for building codes,” according to the New York Times. Despite knowing the factory was unsafe for garment workers, factory owners urged their employees to continue working in […]

Patriotism and the church: Western values mixing with Christian values
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Patriotism and the church: Western values mixing with Christian values

Pastors confront identity versus idolatry during worship services as the influence of national pride seeps into the American church. According to LifeWay Research, a research organization that works with churches to provide relevant insights, assessments and custom research, 53 percent of pastors agree that “our congregation sometimes seems to love […]

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Oscar party exposes students to fashion and pop culture

Hollywood’s most prominent actors and actresses strutted down a red carpet in front of hundreds of lenses and lights that would show the world what they wore on the film industry’s biggest night. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars was broadcast to over 26.5 million people, Variety reported. This was […]