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UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 14: Members-elect from the 116th Congress pose for the freshman class photo on the East Front of the Capitol on November 14, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
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Religious diversity increases with new Congress

The 116th Congress includes a record breaking, trend setting group of individuals. In this session of Congress, 131 women now serve, which is more than any other Congress in U.S. history. Additionally, two Muslim women, two Native American women and an agnostic woman are serving, and more individuals in Congress […]

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Congress recognized as the most diverse in history

After citizens across the nations elected new  leaders and the states announced the results, a recent report found that the incoming Congress is the most racially and ethnically diverse congress in U.S. history. On Jan. 3, the 116th Congress swore in 10 new senators and 101 new representatives. “If we […]

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Yearbook reveals blackface of Virginian leadership

Two Virginia state politicians received accusations of wearing blackface and another faces accusations of sexual assault, but despite the latest news, none of the three politicians have stepped down. Ralph Northam, the democratic Governor of Virginia, was the first exposed for using blackface. Someone discovered his 1984 medical school yearbook […]

School paper fights for rights amidst censorship
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School paper fights for rights amidst censorship

Springdale High School and Har-Ber High School officially split in 2005 because of the rapid growth in the Springdale school district. For over a decade, the two schools have been entrenched in an intense rivalry, especially in their athletic programs. In 2017, when five students in the athletic programs at […]

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JBU celebrates 100 years of Christ over all

In 1919, Woodrow Wilson was president, the Boston Red Sox traded Babe Ruth and John E. Brown formed Southwestern Collegiate Institute. This college would later be renamed John E. Brown College, and later, John Brown University. JBU is celebrating its 100-year anniversary in 2019. John E. Brown founded JBU to […]

Shutdown affects students who receive financial aid
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Shutdown affects students who receive financial aid

An unplanned vacation for many government workers ensued on at the end of last year. As funding ceased for organizations, furloughed workers and U.S. citizens anticipated the government reboot. Since 1976, when the modern congressional budgeting process began, there have been 20 government shutdowns; however, the longest government shutdown in […]

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College students struggle with religious affiliation

In the last 30 years, an increasing number of young adults who grew up in Christian homes and enrolled in college have disengaged with their childhood faith and no longer identify as Christians. College is a time of growth and learning for many young adults. Often, students’ perspectives change as […]

Churches increase involvement in foster care
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Churches increase involvement in foster care

Following the call of Scripture to care for orphans, the church is increasing its involvement in the foster care system. 25 percent of Protestant or nondenominational church attenders know “someone from their church [who] has been involved in foster care over the past year,” according to LifeWay Research, a research […]