Author: Megan Sumpter


COLUMN: Pilate’s innocence caused a faith war

One of the most iconic scenes in the crucifixion narrative is the Roman prefect Pontius Pilate washing his hands at Jesus’ trial before a multitude of people. In Matthew 27:24, Pilate declared innocence in front of Rome and the Jewish mob present at the display. Some Christians may wonder whether […]


Students await summer with limbo and a luau

As the sun set over a balmy, spring Saturday, John Brown University’s 2021 spring semester anticipated summer’s arrival with a luau. From leis to hula hoops, Student Events and Activities (SEA) brought out all the stops in terms of décor and festivities. Events included a hula hoop competition to kick […]


Minari: The movie

The screens in Simmons A presented an interesting film last Friday. A story of marital tension, intercultural assimilation and relationship growth, Minari is a heartwarming movie of love in real life. A Korean family settles in rural Arkansas, trying to create a better life for themselves. The jobs they work, […]


Rising Above: RAs and the pandemic

There is a certain level of hardship that heroes undergo. John Brown University has many heroes on campus, including the residential assistants living in the residential areas. In balancing their work, studies, worship, and social life, these residential heroes at the university must face a different level of hardship this […]


Theatre Revived: The Princess and the Goblin

Despite the ever-increasing stories of hope and vaccination, life at John Brown University continues to be disrupted by COVID-19. Pandemic regulations, such as social-distancing, quarantine, and mask-wearing have been well-practiced, but the need for safety has kept many clubs, organizations and extracurriculars from performing at their normal level. At long […]


An Homage to a Lost Department

Since eighth grade, I had looked forward to attending college to grow academically, spiritually and emotionally. Once the time came to finalize my decision, it was clear that John Brown University was the best option for me. I was promised a diploma in whichever field of study I wanted to […]