Opinion

Opinion

Defend suffering strangers

“We don’t lock the doors to our house because we hate people outside. We lock them because we love the people inside.” I have heard this a lot recently. To me, it seems that this idea contradicts what it means, at its core, to be a Christian. Recently I have […]

Opinion

Stand against verbal abuse

When someone takes away your ability to believe in yourself, or to speak up for yourself, or even to tell others your struggles, they have abused your individual freedoms and they have abused you. Verbal and emotional abuse are not talked of as often as physical abuse but they occur […]

Editorial / Opinion

Letter to the editor: Huckabee seeks to ‘engage in healthy and open dialogue’

Dear Editor: I was sent a copy of the letter by a group of former and current students objecting to my scheduled appearance at John Brown University on Thursday, February 2.  I appreciate the courage of the students who signed the letter and welcome their criticism and condemnation of me […]

Editorial / Opinion

Letter to the editor: ‘Show better discernment’ regarding chapel speaker

President Pollard: make a stand for mercy and call out injustice We are writing to express our extreme disapproval over the selection of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee to address the student body of John Brown University in chapel on February 2. It is critical that the Evangelical community strongly […]

Representation matters
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Representation matters

It was Monday morning, and I woke up suddenly thinking that I had missed my 8 a.m. class. Soon I closed my eyes again, comforted by the fact that I was able to enjoy my morning in bed. Christmas break had just started. Later that day I put my Star […]

Enjoy challenging classes
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Enjoy challenging classes

Last semester I took a class that I struggled in. It was part of my major, but it focused on something that I probably would never use. I also knew that it would definitely not be my best class, and I knew that I would more than likely face challenges […]

Opinion

Don’t keep hurt to yourself

Everyone likes having good days. Everyone likes the days filled with smiles and laugher. We delight in being able to say that all is right with the world and that we are okay. But what do we do when that’s not how it is? What do we do when a […]

The importance of silence and solitude
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The importance of silence and solitude

  “By the end of this semester you will spend two hours in silence and solitude for this class.” These were the first words I heard from my professor, Dr. Lanker, in my Discipleship and Evangelism class. One of the main themes of the class is to sit alone in […]

Feminists combat social inequality
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Feminists combat social inequality

  Let’s talk about the F-word. I am a proud feminist and over the years I have heard multiple misconceptions about what this term means. Feminism is not about women violently taking control of the world and ruling over men. Feminists seek social equality of the sexes, and I believe […]

Community means celebrating diversity
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Community means celebrating diversity

  When I first came to visit JBU I didn’t notice that there was a lack of diversity. I just so happened to see quite a few students of color. But once I got here I noticed that there really aren’t as many as I thought. JBU does try to […]