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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 […]

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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 […]

NWA praised as refugee home
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NWA praised as refugee home

President Trump’s Executive Order 13769, meant to prevent terrorist entry into the United States, halted all Syrian refugee movement for 120 days effective Jan. 27. The executive order affects all refugees currently in the process of entering into the United States through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP). Forty lawsuits […]

Pornography declared a health crisis
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Pornography declared a health crisis

  Utah recently declared pornography a health crisis and a resolution that deals with the problem at a societal level. South Carolina is considering a similar proposition. The resolution will use “education, prevention, research, law enforcement and policy change at the community and societal level,” according to ABC news. The […]

Study finds vaccination benefits outweigh risks
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Study finds vaccination benefits outweigh risks

Many Americans continue to support required vaccines despite possible risks, according to a new study by Pew Research Center. After extensive research, Pew reported that “[Parents] see high preventive health benefits of such vaccines, and low risk of side effects, and they consider the benefits of the vaccine to outweigh […]

Conway endorsement results in investigation
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Conway endorsement results in investigation

Kellyanne Conway, senior adviser to President Trump, recently appeared on Fox and Friends and told the American public to buy Ivanka Trump’s products. Her comments on the president’s daughter’s business pose an ethical concern. Walter M. Shaub Jr., Office of Government Ethics director, recommended an investigation and possible disciplinary action […]

App helps rescue sex trafficking victims
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App helps rescue sex trafficking victims

Hotel rooms all over the United States are used to exhibit victims of sex trafficking with the intent of selling bodies of men and women for solicited sex. TraffickCam, a new app, is a tool used by investigators to locate hotels where people are trafficked. Online sex advertisements can contain […]

Raith to finish last semester at JBU
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Raith to finish last semester at JBU

Chad Raith, assistant professor of religion and philosophy, is finishing up the semester at JBU and recently started a new full-time job with Mercy Health. “It’s been a good five years,” Chad Raith said, reflecting on his time at JBU. Mercy Health is a nationwide, faith-based, Catholic, not-for-profit system of […]

Legislation expands government power
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Legislation expands government power

President Trump issued 11 executive orders during his first 20 days in office ranging from plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, to ambitions to hone in on crime and international trafficking laws. Christa Jackson, senior biology major, commented on the role of executive orders, saying, “I like seeing the […]

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The path and execution of an executive order

Every U.S. president, from George Washington to President Donald Trump, has used executive orders. Trump has signed 22 executive actions – including eight executive orders – in his first three weeks as president, bringing up the question of what an executive order is and how it is used. In a […]