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Lest These Things Depart Our Hearts

April, noted as Genocide Awareness Month, marks many dark dates in our global history: 27 years since Rwanda, 46 years since the start of the Cambodian genocide and 78 years since the start of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Millions upon millions of people, made in God’s image, have been killed […]

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An Homage to a Lost Department

Since eighth grade, I had looked forward to attending college to grow academically, spiritually and emotionally. Once the time came to finalize my decision, it was clear that John Brown University was the best option for me. I was promised a diploma in whichever field of study I wanted to […]

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Home for Christmas…Sort of

Plane ticket purchased three months in advance? Check. Bags packed and organized two weeks ahead of time? Check. Christmas gifts safely stored in my suitcase since September? Check. Negative COVID-19 test result for my flight? Oh… And Everything went downhill from there.  International flights are already hard enough, even for […]

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Somebody Messed with Texas

Unprecedented winter storms hit the country during the week of Feb. 14, and while John Brown University saw its share of problems last week, it was only a taste of what most Texans experienced.   More than 3 million people lost power, and four days after the initial outage, an […]

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The Tragedy of Blenders

Last Christmas, I received a blender. It was shiny, easy to use and exactly what I needed to make smoothies, with which I have an unhealthy relationship. This past week, I finally pulled it out of the box and got around to making a smoothie. I had made a smoothie […]

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Mourning with Those Who Mourn

There are no easy words for this time. No platitudes or Scriptures can replace or heal the loss of a parent, a child, a friend or a mentor. As of Feb. 23, the world has lost 2,483,456 individuals to the coronavirus, according to the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 dashboard. The United […]

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Guatemala Water Project

Water is essential and so common here in the United States. However, clean water can change someone´s life in developing countries. In Guatemala, approximately half of its population lives in poverty. Among the many challenges that poverty brings is one of the greatest challenges: access to clean water. Not having […]

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A Reflection on SGA

My name is Yarelis Batista, and I am serving as the vice president of election and legislation for the 2020-2021 Student Government Association (SGA). This is my second year working for SGA, and I wanted to share a little of my experience. 2020 has been a difficult year for all […]