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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 […]

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Exploring Siloam Springs’ Haunted History

We see it all the time; it is nearly impossible to miss, that old house at the end of downtown Siloam Springs’ quaint main street.  It looms on its knoll on the corner of University and Broadway, strange steps embedded in the hill leading up to its long unvisited door.  […]