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Hurricane targets Texas homes

When Category 4 tropical storm Harvey made landfall on August 25, 2017, no one expected history in the making. Residents of Rockport, Texas observed 130 mph vortex winds, and soon, a large swath of Texas braced for the first hurricane to strike it and the surrounding Gulf of Mexico since […]

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Sex trafficking allegations

A woman contacted the Siloam Springs Police Department following an Aug. 5 incident with alleged sex traffickers at the Bob Henry Park in Siloam Springs. According to an article release by 5 News, the Siloam Springs Police Department requested the woman contact a detective in the criminal investigation division to […]

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 […]

JBU offers master’s in special ed
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JBU offers master’s in special ed

John Brown University will offer a new Master of Education degree in special education, according to a press release. In the Siloam Springs school district 560 students are classified as having a disability. With the increasing amount of students with disabilities, according to the Center for Disease Control, there is […]

LA college sued over free speech zone
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LA college sued over free speech zone

Six hundred and sixteen square feet have been set aside as a free speech zone in a California college. Recently a college student in Los Angeles, California, began the process of suing The Los Angeles Community College District for the policy enacted by Pierce College which he claimed violated his […]

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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 […]

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Arkansas to execute eight men

Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson scheduled eight men to face lethal injection in a four-day blitz. Hutchinson’s decision was made due to anticipation of the expiration date of the drugs used in the operation.  The men, who have been on death row for years, are scheduled for execution for murders committed […]