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Recreational projects underway in NWA

The past few months have posed excitement for people in Northwest Arkansas, as a number of new recreational projects have been announced. One of these projects is an expansion to the already popular Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. According to the museum’s website, “the expansion will allow the museum […]

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AEI Dinner Addresses White Christian Nationalism

Divisions within the United States, the church and even on Christian college campuses run deep, especially around one term: white Christian nationalism. The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) annual dinner on April 8 took a deep dive into white Christian nationalism through the research of Samuel Perry, associate professor of sociology […]

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JBU-based Band Maple Street Hosts Live Concert

One of the many pitfalls of COVID-19 that people faced almost immediately last March was the lack of live concerts. Rolling Stone reports that “The global concert business, which was poised for a record year when 2020 began, lost $9.7 billion in ticket sales alone.” It continues, “With another $30 […]

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JBU Admissions Experiences Record Recruitment

The process of applying to college can be nerve-racking for many students, from writing the perfect essay to filling out different forms and paying application fees. Amid a pandemic, this common step to adulthood has become increasingly more difficult, if not impossible. According to Inside Higher Ed, while overall admissions […]

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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 […]

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Local businesses in the age of COVID-19

Since the beginning of the pandemic over a year ago, businesses have been hit hard, and many, especially small, local businesses, have taken to reworking their operations in order to make ends meet. They have faced budget cuts, significant decreases in employment and concerns over the health of workers. Siloam […]

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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 […]

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How to Prepare for Travel Over Thanksgiving

Many families, out of an abundance of caution, are cutting back on their Thanksgiving celebrations due to the coronavirus pandemic. College students, however, must brace for impact as they crash at home after a grueling semester. On Nov. 24, John Brown University students will exit the bubble of mostly lower-risk […]

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Increasing COVID-19 Cases in Siloam Springs Serve as Warning for Winter Season

The approaching winter brings many concerns for COVID-19. Among them is how to properly practice social distancing and maintain safeguards as the weather prevents outdoor spaces from being utilized. Indications across Siloam Springs, with cases at a local nursing home and school closures, raise concerns for combatting the pandemic in […]