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Mexican corruption hit MY HOME
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Mexican corruption hit MY HOME

On Saturday I was talking to some of my Mexican buddies. One of them asked us if we had heard the news about Javier Duarte, the Mexican governor who went missing in October of 2016.  Duarte was the governor of the state of Veracruz, while he was in power he […]

Consider late-night food options
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Consider late-night food options

Reading textbooks, writing papers, practicing speeches and late nights. These things describe the average college student’s experience. The most popular item on this list is late nights. The students at John Brown University understand the struggle of late nights, and not just the struggle of lack of sleep, but the […]

Evolutionary creationists
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Evolutionary creationists

I’m an evolutionary creationist. That is, I believe God created through evolution. I have found that I am a minority in the Christian circles I run in, including my family. Sometimes I hear individuals speak about people who do not interpret Genesis literally as people who do not honor God’s […]

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Stop stereotyping women in TV

In college, students often find themselves busy, overwhelmed and stressed. One thing nearly all students can agree on is that television is a great stress-reliever; however, there is a problem with a lot of our favorite television shows that some of us may not know about. Stereotyping women in television […]

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Move forward, accept your depravity

I don’t believe in good people. I don’t believe anyone is good. In this sense I am extremely Calvinist, as my views focus squarely on the total depravity of human nature. These views bypass political ideologies, ethnicities, nationalities, religion, vocations, philanthropic choices and anything else under the sun. The human […]

Recognize and fight injustice
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Recognize and fight injustice

On Feb. 21, an off-duty cop for the Los Angeles Police Department in Anaheim drew his weapon and fired in the direction of a group of minors. All of this was caught on tape. The altercation began when a group of kids were walking home from school, and allegedly walked […]

We need Net Neutrality
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We need Net Neutrality

The Internet is the most democratic invention in recent human history. It is an even playing field for all people who want to share their ideas. This, however, could completely change if the principles of Net Neutrality are ignored. The open and free flow of ideas that is presently protected […]

Be grateful for the provision of the cafeteria
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Be grateful for the provision of the cafeteria

In my four years at John Brown University I have scanned my student ID, greeted the cheerful cashier behind the register and grabbed a plate of food in the Kresge Dining Hall approximately 1,800 times. The dining hall on campus —affectionately dubbed “the caf” by regular attendees like me —offers […]

White people: Acknowledge your privilege
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White people: Acknowledge your privilege

Racism is real, and discrimination based on race is a problem in the United States in 2017. White privilege is real, and needs to be recognized by the white majority. Being proud of colorblindness is a product of white privilege and is crippling to people of color or POC. Throughout […]