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New Walton scholars settle in mid-semester

Just a month ago Karina Castanon was enjoying warm weather in her hometown of Mexico City, Mexico. Now she braces herself for a winter in the southern United States. “I can’t wait to see snow [for the first time],” Castanon said. “But I don’t like this cold weather at all.” […]

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Graduate passes away

Lynda Walters, wife of John Brown University adjunct professor Jim Walters, passed away on Jan. 19. A memorial service was held in the Cathedral of the Ozarks Jan. 21. Walters went to the hospital on Jan. 5, with pneumonia and a bladder infection, which turned out to be MRSA. Walters […]

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Campus feeling growing pains

As the spring semester kicks off the University continues to face issues of full housing. The 11th day enrollment report, an unofficial census the University gathers on the 11th day of classes, shows that 916 students are currently living in the dorms and duplexes. “Last semester there were 931 students,” […]

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Islands to Arkansas

The Faroe Islands has a population less than four times the size of Siloam Springs. This country is located about 4,000 miles away, between Scotland and Iceland. Despite these factors, there are a total of nine students from the Faroe Islands at John Brown University. While junior Johannes Finnson has […]

Too Young? Balancing school and marriage
Lifestyles

Too Young? Balancing school and marriage

Being a college student is a full time job within itself. Between sprinting to class and writing endless papers, one is lucky enough to catch five hours of sleep every night. However, that is not keeping a small number of couples from saying “I do” before they graduate. Just ask […]

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Record 16 faculty jobs open

Wanted—16 new faculty members needed—the most openings at one time in John Brown University’s history. “There are several different reasons why faculty members are leaving,” said Ed Ericson, vice president of academic affairs. “A few have just left, some are retiring and others are not returning based on their one-year […]

Opinion

Mean what you sing

By As a Christian, I believe our ultimate goal on Earth is to worship God and give him glory. It sounds pretty boring when you put it that way, but it’s not. There are so many amazing ways we can praise God. We can praise him by picking up trash, […]

Opinion

Put your trust in the inbox

If you live on campus, then this is a recurrent scene: you walk by the dorms common area or the “Mayfield bench” and you see the couples. Ring-by-spring, gotta-get-a-Christian-wife-or-parents-will-kill-me; call it what you will, it can be seen everywhere on campus. I do not want to talk about the dating […]

Opinion

Straight talk: The challenge for true diversity and acceptance

On Jan. 25, schools across the nation celebrated the first ever Gay-Straight-Alliance Day. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and straight students honored the work of more than 4000 Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) clubs, which “work to educate their peers to stop homophobia and transphobia in schools and colleges,” according to an […]

Opinion

Protect the web: The demise of SOPA does not end the problem

The internet is a beautiful thing. It amplifies our ability to do that which is most human: connect. We connect with people in our classes, our next-door neighbors and the mailman. The internet allows you to connect with other fans of a South African rap group, debate with Russians if […]