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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 […]

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Call to order: practical advice for our student government

We have written about what our Student Government Association does and the areas they could improve on. After all, one of our responsibilities as the press is to hold our institution accountable for their actions, be watchdogs for the little men. The duties are great for SGA. They really are […]

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Letter to the editor: Missing Salsa Dance explained

In light of the past two articles concerning an expected Salsa dance here at JBU, SAC has been asked to respond. Over the past couple years, a Salsa dance was held in February. This event was co-sponsored by JBU Club CIF (Council for International Friendship) and Elevate, a division of […]

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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 […]