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Dissenting Views Arouse Conversation after Petition
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Dissenting Views Arouse Conversation after Petition

Students and alumni voiced their concerns about the participation of Former Governor Mike Huckabee at John Brown University’s chapel service. The group signed an online petition and will participate in a peaceful demonstration in attempts to raise awareness and start a conversation about their concerns regarding Huckabee’s civil Christian leadership. […]

Americans protest after Trump’s inauguration
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Americans protest after Trump’s inauguration

Protestors at the presidential inauguration held up signs reading “Trump is not my president,” and “dump Trump” in protest of Donald Trump becoming the 45th president of the United States.  The city of Washington experienced many violent acts of protest during the inauguration. The New York Post reported that two […]

Senate begins to approve Trump’s cabinet
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Senate begins to approve Trump’s cabinet

The senate approved three of Trump’s 22 choices for his cabinet. The senate’s confirmations will be slow and painful over the next few weeks. The President of the United States has always chosen the members of his own cabinet, but they are subject to Senate confirmation. To date, John Kelly, […]

GOP leaders to repeal Affordable Care Act
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GOP leaders to repeal Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act, the controversial healthcare reform law commonly referred to as “Obamacare,” will be replaced by President Trump in the coming weeks. After  the 2016 election, in which Republican Donald Trump won the presidency and the Republican party took  the majority of the house and the senate, repealing […]

Facebook live broadcasts violence
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Facebook live broadcasts violence

Facebook’s live video feature gained a negative reputation after four individuals turned to the network’s new platform to broadcast themselves torturing a young man with special needs. The incident began on New Year’s Eve when the victim was picked up by an acquaintance from a McDonald’s in Chicago, Illinois. The […]

Guns carried onto planes increased in 2016
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Guns carried onto planes increased in 2016

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released information that there were more than 3,000 firearms in carry-on bags in 2016, a 28 percent increase.  Out of the 3,391 firearms that were found, 83 percent of them were loaded and 17 percent were unloaded, according to CNN. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport had […]

Core curriculum changes proposed
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Core curriculum changes proposed

Faculty and administration members are looking into lowering the required core curriculum hours in order to lessen students’ course loads and enrich their studies within their majors.  The Core Curriculum Committee proposed its curriculum plan at noon on Wednesday, January 18, in Simmons Great Hall. Numerous professors and faculty members […]

Fake news confuses many Americans
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Fake news confuses many Americans

Approximately two in three Americans believe that fabricated news stories cause “a great deal of confusion” about the basic facts of current events, according to a survey of 1,002 U.S. adults conducted by the Pew Research Center in December. Makayla Kilmer, freshman family and human services major, said she once […]

Markets reflect uncertainty of election
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Markets reflect uncertainty of election

National stock indexes have seen a rubbery few weeks in light of the uncertain nature of the presidential election. Two major stock indices that analysts pay attention to, the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average, both took large dips on Nov. 4, the Friday before the election. The […]