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Finding refuge

This summer, I have had the privilege of working with refugees in the city of Memphis, Tennessee. Every refugee I have met has a truly incredible story, and I have seen strength, community, and a passion for life unlike ever before within these people. These refugees have fled their homelands […]

Production value
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Production value

The music fades, the lights turn off, the set is torn down and the judges hop back onto their planes to head back to Nashville. The Next Big Thing 2012 and my last event as Director of BLUE is officially over. I breathe a sigh of bittersweet happiness as I […]

Colorado fire impacts students
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Colorado fire impacts students

I must be dreaming. I was driving home Tuesday from Calvary Worship Center, where I had been doing my internship, only to be deadlocked into bumper-to-bumper traffic the whole way home. These are people evacuating. A surreal experience through what was to me the most vivid picture of hell I […]

Irish Adventures
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Irish Adventures

Waters of Life There were three stops on our trip today: the rope bridge, Giant’s Causeway, and Port Stuart. The rope bridge was not something that my father would ever desire to experience, although it truly was not as bad as I was anticipating. It held out over a crevice […]

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Sex, religion courses challenge perspectives

As time gets closer and closer to graduation, I begin to look back on the classes I have taken during my time at JBU. Almost all of my classes have taken place in the Art Department and they have been great. However, like any other senior will tell you, they […]

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The skin that I’m in

Walking into a classroom with headphones in my ears, I notice the stares, the looks, the curiosity and sometimes even the disappointment. “Who is she?” “Why is she here?” “Is she smart enough to be here?” I am an average student at JBU who happens to stand out from the […]

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Threefold editors’ exit interviews

Russell Hixson As interviewed by Brittany Reading What are your impressions of Arkansas after coming here from Canada? There some initial things that were new to me. It was incredibly hot and sticky, strangers waved at you, people talked really loud. I felt claustrophobic not being close to the ocean. […]

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Fostering rational debate

Yesterday, I ran into an article posted by a good friend of mine on Facebook. The article was on whether or not the church should categorically condemn acts of homosexuality as evil. Let me explain first by saying that this is a much respected friend of mine. Because of the […]

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Bidding farewell

In a mere three weeks, I will have completed 19 years of school. 19 years! What I have done for my entire life will be over, and I will have to start all over again. I have to become a grown up. I have to find a job. I have […]