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Hammer Horror: A retrospective

I’ll bet you’ve never heard of Hammer.  Most people under 45 haven’t.  If you like horror movies, you may find this interesting.  If you like old horror movies, you should definitely stick around.  Thanks to the dread powers of the worldwide web, our generation has been able to conveniently rediscover […]

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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, […]

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Kopi Bubuk Flores and ancestral spirits

It doesn’t take one long to learn that Flores and the surrounding archipelago is a special realm.  Alien plant life, pink, black and white beaches, Komodo dragons, animistic mountain tribes and, of course, the stunning mountain ranges enshrouded in thundering mist.  But that’s not all there is in Flores—java!  Not […]

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Why I, a Christian, advocate for secularism

America is not a Christian nation. Before you fire back by quoting the Pledge of Allegiance’s “one Nation under God” and the United States’ official motto, “In God We Trust,” allow me to explain. With recent events like the Capitol riot on Jan. 6 and conspiracy theories like QAnon rapidly spreading […]

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“The Bible is not a science book”

It is well-established that science and religion have been  presented  as two contrasting forces that differ in reasons, explanations and conclusions about the mystery of life. Ever since Charles Darwin’s groundbreaking thesis about the evolution of the natural world, scientists and believers have debated about the validity of their respective […]

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How TikTok ruined music

Popstar Dua Lipa was joined by rapper DaBaby in the late 2020 song release “Levitating.” In the adjacent music video, they blatantly displayed why contemporary music is rapidly declining. Most of the video occurs in an elevator that allows trends into it, such as the Roller World. Lyrics refer to […]

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Lest These Things Depart Our Hearts

April, noted as Genocide Awareness Month, marks many dark dates in our global history: 27 years since Rwanda, 46 years since the start of the Cambodian genocide and 78 years since the start of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Millions upon millions of people, made in God’s image, have been killed […]

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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 […]