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Weighing pros and cons of homeschooling

The strangest text I’ve ever received read, “If you ever had kids, would you homeschool them?” It seemed such an odd question and I wondered why anybody would care enough to send a text about it. But it did make me think. What is the value of homeschooling, and is […]

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Being an outsider

This week, a group of prospective students came to one of my classes. The professor asked where they were from, and one said he was from Springdale. “Oh, what school do you go to?” the professor asked. There was that moment of hesitancy, that slight insecurity – “Well, I’m home […]

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Musings of a former homeschooler

Different is not wrong. Before coming to JBU, I was part of a large community of homeschoolers. My mom was the leader of a major homeschool group in Northwest Arkansas. My first boyfriend was homeschooled (and three of the four to follow). My youth group was made up of a […]

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Why early marriage works

I am 21 years old and will graduate December 2012. I will be married in 44 days. That’s right—I will be married before my fiancé and I graduate from college. We will be back for one last semester in the fall. There is always buzz on campus about romantic relationships. […]

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Support the troops

Politics and religion: the topics no one brings up in polite conversation. But that shouldn’t be the case. America has received a lot of flack for its military involvement with countries like Afghanistan and Iraq. Many people have strong opinions on the matter and others have none at all, but […]

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Trayvon death reveals ugliness

Pointless, needless, ugly, racist, out of line, justified – all words swirling around the tragic death of a Florida teen. Seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was black, was returning from a trip to a convenience store when George Zimmerman, a community watch captain, became suspicious of the hooded teen. Against police […]

Treat People Like People
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Treat People Like People

I usually write about things that aren’t very important. I mean, really, freshman parking? That’s what you’re going with, Hannah? I know it’s kind of asinine, but I figure making you laugh or leaving you slightly annoyed is better than ranting and raving to the general public and getting hate […]

A closer look at Kony 2012
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A closer look at Kony 2012

By now you have seen Invisible Children’s new video, “Kony 2012.” It has, after all, nearly 74 million views on YouTube since posted on March 5. But in case you haven’t, you can read the synopsis in the box next to this column. The video seems noble enough. After all, […]