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Bannon and Trump at odds in White House

After tepid comments made by President Donald Trump, analysts speculate that White House chief strategist Steve Bannon appears to be fighting for his job and political reputation. In an interview with a reporter from the New York Post, Trump did not definitively affirm his confidence in Bannon’ work during the […]

World

Value of Indian rupee increases

The high-value rupee ban of November 2016 continues to harm the growing middle class in India. Many people that relied on either the 500 or 1000 rupee bills for daily living expenses have lost much wealth as India transitions to a digitally-driven, cashless economy. The Indian government, by direction of […]

World

Rohingya maintain culture amid persecution

The Rohingya, an ethnic Muslim group primarily from Buddhist countries, is one of the most persecuted minority groups in the world, according to Al Jazeera English, an Arabian media news organization. The Rohingya live mainly in Rakhine, which is thought to be one of the poorest states in the country […]

World

Scotland reconsiders independence

Scotland recently renewed a referendum of independence from the UK and the government plans to vote on the issue soon. Scotland already voted for independence once in 2014 and the resounding answer was no. In 2014, the “No” side won with 2,001,926 votes over 1,617,989 for “Yes,” according to BBC […]

Study exposes social media as unhealthy
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Study exposes social media as unhealthy

Social media links to depression according to a new study. A recent study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, found a significant correlative trend between the amount of time spent on social media and depression. The study, which gathered statistics from 1,787 young adults aged 19-32, found that […]

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TSA increases security measures

Some travelers have questioned the effectiveness of new Transportation Security Agency regulations. In an attempt to make air travel safer the Transportation Security Administration increased security regulations,as the war on terror and threats from extremist groups such as ISIS continue. TSA officers previously had five options for pat-downs, with varying […]

Sports

Making sense of the month-long Madness

North Carolina men’s basketball ended the madness by taking the NCAA National Championship title and defeating Gonzaga 71-65. The final game, held in Glendale, Arizona, was highly anticipated after North Carolina’s close loss against Villanova last year and Gonzaga’s chance to compete in the Final Four for the first time […]

Sports

Injuries and weather shorten season

Briefly inhibited by injuries and inclement weather, the tennis team forges ahead. The John Brown University teams went through ups and downs this season with injuries, losses and cancelled and rescheduled matches. While far from perfect, the tennis teams remain positive about the season. Multiple injuries on both the women’s […]

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Faculty prepare to tell JBU goodbye

Six faculty members plan to finish their last semester at John Brown University, and two more are leaving temporarily for sabbatical this May. Jacob Stratman will leave JBU for a one year sabbatical, which he will spend at Handong Global University in Pohang, South Korea. Stratman said he and his […]

Wilson gives the devil his due
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Wilson gives the devil his due

Jessica Hooten Wilson, associate professor of creative writing at John Brown University, recently published her interdisciplinary dissertation as the book “Giving the Devil His Due.” This book explores parallel themes from Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky and American fiction writer Flannery O’Conner. It opens their texts to a wide readership, including […]