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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 […]

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Rolling Stone found guilty of defamation

Rolling Stone magazine and one of their writers was found guilty of the defamation of the University of Virginia’s former associate dean of students. Nicole Eramo, the former dean, was awarded $3 million for the damages. In November 2014, Rolling Stone released “A Rape on Campus,” written by reporter Sabrina […]

Choir director retires, directs last candlelight
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Choir director retires, directs last candlelight

Paul Smith, director of Cathedral Choir and Chamber Choir, will direct his last Candlelight service since he is retiring at the end of the year. Smith will still go to Ireland with choir this summer. Candlelight is an annual service for the Christmas service occurring at John Brown University. It […]

Music stimulates brain, increase productivity
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Music stimulates brain, increase productivity

Several students at John Brown University stated that music impacts their productivity. A large majority of these students said it impacts them positively. In an interview with the New York Times, Dr. Amit Sood of the Mayo Clinic provided scientific evidence backing up this report. “In biological terms, melodious sounds […]