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Outdoor Adventure Center opens
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Outdoor Adventure Center opens

The Outdoor leadership ministry program now has its own building. The Outdoor Adventure Center, located in the old Sager Cabin, helps make outdoor adventures easier by offering gear for JBU students, staff and faculty and their immediate family to rent. Mountain bikes, kayaks, canoes and equipment for camping and backpacking […]

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Ford invests in self-driving cars, ethics debated

Automotive magnate Ford Motor Company took a billion-dollar risk on a self-driving car startup. Ford hopes this new company, which specializes in artificial intelligence, machine learning and computer vision, will produce the hardware and software necessary to outfit Ford vehicles with self-driving technology by 2021. This is one more step […]

Uber faces more criticism on sexual assault
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Uber faces more criticism on sexual assault

Susan Fowler, a former Uber engineer, may have started a watershed moment for Uber when she wrote a blog post alleging that she faced sexual harassment at Uber’s corporate office. Uber was recently forced to ask for the resignation of Senior Vice President of engineering Amit Signal when he did […]

JBU hosts video game tournament
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JBU hosts video game tournament

Tension settles on a nearly quiet stadium. The clock shows the remaining time in a match between two teams of professionals. With keyboards clacking, computer mice clicking in measured and deliberate time and the monosyllabic communication between team members, the typical atmosphere of an eSports tournament quickens the blood of […]

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Arkansas requires citizenship test

Arkansas recently joined several other states in requiring graduating high schoolers to pass citizenship tests. New laws require all high-schoolers in Arkansas to pass the same test as immigrants seeking citizenship. At least fifteen other states require high school students to pass the civics section of the naturalization exam for […]

Refugees to resettle
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Refugees to resettle

The government of the Republic of Kenya announced they will relocate thousands of refugees living in one of the largest refugee camps in the world. Dadaab, a tented city of refugees, has been home for the past 23 years to around 300,000 Somali Refugees. The government of the Republic of […]

Women’s soccer recruits 10 players
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Women’s soccer recruits 10 players

Every year athletic teams recruit new players to replace graduating seniors. This fall, however, the John Brown University women’s soccer team will welcome 10 new soccer recruits, an unusually high number of recruits for a single season. One of the new recruits, Maggie Allen, is currently a senior at Columbine […]

How to support the basketball team
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How to support the basketball team

Stepping out onto the court during a tense timeout at the men’s game, the cheerleading team leads a crowd-raising chant. The only problem? Only about four people out of the 20 students join in. “JBU, yell it with us! JBU, a little louder!” Clapping students with silent mouths greet the […]

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Georgia legislature rethinks assault

According to current state and federal laws, university students decide whether to report sexual misdemeanors to their administration or to the police or both. Students don’t have to report if they so choose.  Republican Sponsor Representative Earl Ehrhart proposed a bill, HB-51, that will alter universities’ approach to cases of […]

Lifestyles

Software supplants old literacy

Computers are everywhere. So is software. Software literacy determines a student’s productivity and creative potential. Students create by writing essays, designing graphics or presentations and composing music or videos. Content comes as files on a computer’s storage drive. However, content can be poorly managed – like having a cluttered desktop […]