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Not Home for the Summer

While 2020 has not been what everyone expected, it has certainly served as a learning and growing opportunity. My name is Damaris Merino, and I am one of the students who had to stay at JBU during the summer. These past months have consisted of a weird mix of feelings […]

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A Letter from the Executive Editor

Dear students, faculty, staff and community members, My name is Catherine Nolte, and I am a senior public relations major here at John Brown University. This year, I have the privilege of serving you as the executive editor of The Threefold Advocate. If you were to tell me four years […]

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Questioning God

These past few weeks have been weeks of confusion and, dare I say, chaos. One day, I was living in my dorm, and within a week, I was told to pack up everything and leave campus. These past weeks have been full of highs and lows, but I would say […]

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Trust Not Thy Education

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture is like a tree without roots.” – Marcus Garvey Last Thursday, my African American women’s novels class took a field trip to the Greenwood Cultural Center in Tulsa. We learned about the Tulsa Race Massacre and how the […]

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Why Minecraft Attracts Young People

Minecraft is a well-known sandbox game that primarily consists of placing building blocks in a virtual platform world. Since its release back in 2011, Minecraft has recorded worldwide sales of 176 million units, making it one of the best-selling games of all time. But why has this simple building game […]

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Famous Arkansas Women You May Not Have Heard Of

“I want every girl to know that her voice can change the world.” — Malala I didn’t know it at the time, but the Arkansas history textbook I studied some years ago left out a few things—and a few people. Sure, we read about native Americans (to some extent), European […]

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Commemorating women: Are celebrations enough?

Female. Girl. Woman. These are titles that are given specifically to one sex, roles that are cherished and meaningful, titles that encapsulate the power and capability of a gender to mold generations, shape society and influence global systems. Furthermore, these titles have yielded themselves to ridicule, pain and denial over […]

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The Lumineers III: Album and Video Review

This fall, The Lumineers released a three-part story in their third album, titled “III”. This album differs from their previous two and leaves listeners wondering what has changed their tone. “Cleopatra,” their second album, was full of life advice from a grey-haired taxi driver. Their self-titled first album was full […]

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Bong Joon Ho’s Acceptance Speech Reflects Korean Society

In the 2020 Academy Awards, “Parasite” earned South Korea its first Oscars in history, a total of four, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best International Feature Film and Best Writing (Original Screenplay). As the first non-English language film in Oscar history to win the award for best picture, “Parasite” is […]