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Continuous thankfulness

The last seconds of my mom’s sweet voice on the phone are interrupted by a loud rooster in the background; I believe it belongs to my next-door neighbor Elena, that loud and affectionate “almost-aunt” who spoiled me throughout my childhood. I realize then that the noisy bird might become one […]

First time voter readies up
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First time voter readies up

It’s 2012. It’s a leap year. It’s the beginning of my senior year of college. It’s the year I turn 21. It’s… it’s… a presidential election year, which leaves me more scared than if it were the year the world ended. If you haven’t done the math yet, this will […]

Delivering hope behind bars
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Delivering hope behind bars

Friday afternoon comes along and nine JBU students load the van and head towards the Juvenile Detention Center in Fayetteville. While driving, our conversation is always the same: we finalize lesson plans and prepare for what is to come. After arriving, we enter the blocks; my partner and I have […]

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Lasting legacy starts with action

I’m glad our college campus is located near a graveyard. I don’t typically think about that fact, but one morning I wanted to get out for a walk, a desire which ended up with me wandering through the cemetery. God has been teaching and reminding me of many things about […]

Talk to me, don’t show me
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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
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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 […]