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Equality Act may impact private schools like JBU

On Feb. 25 of this year, the Equality Act was passed by the House of Representatives and will move on next to the Senate. This bill, as summarized on Congress.gov, “prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, […]

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Decades of abuse toward children in foster care homes in Panama exposed

Panamanian youth fiercely protested after a Feb. 10 National Assembly of Panama report revealed that more than a dozen government-funded foster care homes covered up years of psychological, physical and sexual abuse towards children and teenagers—perpetrated by their caretakers. The report revealed that in around 14 shelters—under the supervision and […]

Lifestyles

You Asked! Sibling Relationships

You Asked! is the column where the Center for Healthy Relationships (CHR) answers. Please send your questions to chr@jbu.edu or text 479-308-8508 Q: How do I get my siblings to understand that I’m busy and not always available to take a call? You know how it goes. You’re sitting in […]

Lifestyles

Generation Z takes thrift stores by storm

A necessity for some low-income households has transformed into the go-to fashion sense for  Generation Z. Thrift stores are needed for communities to thrive and provide clothing for people who could otherwise not afford to buy new items of clothing for their families. Nationwide, popular thrift stores, such as Goodwill, […]

Faith

Mixed reactions about chapel groups updates spread across campus

As the COVID-19 pandemic ravages the world, John Brown University recently modified its chapel services to accommodate the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Arkansas Department of Health guidelines. JBU seeks to provide students with spiritual fulfillment during their college experience, despite the crises of the coronavirus and inclement […]

Local

JBU Expands Academic Catalog for Fall 2021

Over the course of its history, John Brown University has added numerous programs in an attempt to cater to students looking for a Christian college experience within different fields. However, adding new programs has become somewhat of a balancing act. New programs are designed to create new opportunities for prospective […]

Lifestyles

The Importance of Study Abroad

Visiting the world beyond the U.S. can be an exciting experience; however, preparing to travel the vast expanses of the globe can seem overwhelming. John Brown University understands that college is the perfect place to try new things, meet new people and visit new places. Because of this, JBU offers […]

Opinion

The Tragedy of Blenders

Last Christmas, I received a blender. It was shiny, easy to use and exactly what I needed to make smoothies, with which I have an unhealthy relationship. This past week, I finally pulled it out of the box and got around to making a smoothie. I had made a smoothie […]

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Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed to the US Supreme Court

In the midst of a divisive election, a global pandemic and the loss of iconic Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a new female figure emerged on the Supreme Court: Conservative Amy Coney Barrett. Barrett, formerly a judge for the Seventh US Circuit Court of Appeals, was sworn into office […]