Opinion

Talk to me, don’t show me
Opinion

Talk to me, don’t show me

Public Displays of Affection, commonly known as PDA. Blech. We all know the scene. A couple that can’t stay away from each other, oblivious to the world and definitely not paying attention when a mutual friend awkwardly comes up to say hello and interrupt their lovey-dovey moment. I used to […]

It’s time to wake up
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It’s time to wake up

Just yesterday I stumbled across a fascinating article on the BBC News website. It was after the Brit Music Awards and before the story of Nelson Mandella’s brief hospitalization. It talked about the science of sleep. It pointed out reference after reference in literature written before the 1900s to a […]

High tuition a low blow
Opinion

High tuition a low blow

John E. Brown Sr. founded the University “for economically disadvantaged young people who are ‘rich in aspirations, ideals, personality and integrity,’” according to the timeline on JBU’s website. Students at JBU understand that the University has in many ways tried to stay true to this goal. This does not mean […]

Opinion

Laundry woes washed away

“We want answers,” said Mikael Seamans in last week’s column, “Gone with the wash.” Well, Seamans and my fellow students, I come bearing answers. Laundry is expensive. I agree. My friends and I talk about the $15 to $25 a month it costs just to have clean clothes. I’m a […]

Opinion

You’ll make the time

The phrase “You will make time for the things you treasure” is a well known one. It is one that I agree with, because in this phrase, many crucial parts of life are covered: Desires, time management, identity, importance and more. I would like to, though, focus on the word […]

Opinion

Faith: restoring, not dividing

Not many students can say they were raised in both a Protestant and Catholic home, but those of us that were raised that way are called the “Arnold Palmers of Christianity.” My life has been filled with Christian churches and Catholic missions, pastors and priests and devotionals and rosaries. My […]

Opinion

Meal plan choices fail to satisfy

What’s for lunch today? The question hounds me as I weigh what meager options the cafeteria has to offer. I could go for the green beans, so rubbery they squeak against my teeth when I eat them. There are also the leftover biscuits from morning breakfast, cleverly disguised in cheese […]

Opinion

Spring events lack Salsa spice

Many JBU students may be wondering, where did all the fun go? JBU may have a plethora of exciting events this semester—the Talent Show, sports, and plays—but there is one thing they are missing. Why do we not have a salsa dance? As far as I know, the salsa dance […]

Opinion

Better luck next time

The people waiting to go to the second run of the Talent Show on Family Weekend thought they would be settled down inside the Cathedral by 9 p.m., but instead they were left standing in the cold wind. The doors did not open to let the people in until at […]