Opinion

Opinion

Somebody Messed with Texas

Unprecedented winter storms hit the country during the week of Feb. 14, and while John Brown University saw its share of problems last week, it was only a taste of what most Texans experienced.   More than 3 million people lost power, and four days after the initial outage, an […]

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 […]

Opinion

Mourning with Those Who Mourn

There are no easy words for this time. No platitudes or Scriptures can replace or heal the loss of a parent, a child, a friend or a mentor. As of Feb. 23, the world has lost 2,483,456 individuals to the coronavirus, according to the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 dashboard. The United […]

Opinion

Guatemala Water Project

Water is essential and so common here in the United States. However, clean water can change someone´s life in developing countries. In Guatemala, approximately half of its population lives in poverty. Among the many challenges that poverty brings is one of the greatest challenges: access to clean water. Not having […]

Opinion

A Reflection on SGA

My name is Yarelis Batista, and I am serving as the vice president of election and legislation for the 2020-2021 Student Government Association (SGA). This is my second year working for SGA, and I wanted to share a little of my experience. 2020 has been a difficult year for all […]

Opinion

Letter to the Editor

To the editor, Student development has become aware of some confusion regarding the student discipline process and letters of recommendation that we would like to clarify. The Oct. 1 story referenced letters of recommendation the university sends out and the possibility of attaching screenshots of social media posts that violate […]

Election, Opinion

COLUMN: Moving forward as a country

Where do we go from here as a country? This heavy question sits on the minds of many Americans as they embrace the uncertainty of waiting for election results to be finalized. In Aug. 2020, the National Center for Biotechnology Information reported “an all-time high” in U.S. polarization with 90% […]

Election, Opinion

COLUMN: Go vote, JBU

Every four years, politicians, media personnel, authoritative figures, and fellow students urge us to vote as “this is the most important election of our lives.” While every election is important, the political climate that has evolved this year has made the coming election of the highest gravity. The next president […]

Opinion

Choose to do something

In this time of uncertainty surrounding the ever-changing status of  COVID-19,  nothing  seems more important than finding a cure so that we can all get back to our normal lives. However, something  stands in even more importance than that: voting. The 2020 presidential election is right around the corner, and […]

Opinion

A Letter to the Complacent American

Dear America, Arkansas and students and staff of John Brown University, I am Ria Brown, account executive at Veracity PR Strategies. I write this letter to you on behalf of Veracity in the hopes that it encourages and inspires your heart, which we believe remains American, no matter what befalls […]