Tag: Megan Koontz


A Good Fit

What is a Christian, what’s in the name? God claimed love and grace but condoned hate and genocide, He was to blame, but don’t even get me started on that. How can I express a desire for community but know that there are some who aren’t invited  to the table? […]

Lifestyles, Local

NWA growth affects students’ long-term plans

Once a rural community, Northwest Arkansas is now a blossoming corner of the country. Between Walmart, Tyson, JB Hunt and Murphy Oil—four Fortune 500 companies—and the influence of Crystal Bridges, it is the third fastest growing region in the country. Researchers say that 30 people a day move to Northwest […]


#ChurchToo exposes sexual abuse in the church

For years Emily Joy sat in the back of her home church, unable to tell the truth about what kind of man her pastor was. Now, she’s free to be honest The #ChurchToo movement was spurred on by the #MeToo movement and started by activist and writer Hannah Paasch and […]


JBU engineering students rally to educate young girls

A day consisting of spaghetti towers, water bottle rockets and remote-controlled Lego cars helped educate young girls about careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). A part of National Engineers Week, Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (IGED) is a nation-wide initiative to empower girls to enter traditionally male-dominated […]

Local, World

Save the Storks to aid NWA women

Save the Storks and Loving Choices—two non-profit, pro-life organizations—band together to lower abortion rates in America. Save the Storks parks Mobile Medical Units outside of abortion clinics, public events and university campuses to offer free sonograms, counseling, and other services to women struggling with crisis pregnancies. Four out of five […]


DACA nursing students denied license

Arkansas nursing students protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, received the news that their four years work in their respective programs may not conclude as expected. The National Council for Licensure Exam, the exam all nursing students must pass before becoming registered nurses, requires students to […]


CAUSE ministries burst JBU bubble

Christian Ambassadors United for Service and Evangelism—otherwise known as CAUSE ministries—would not exist without a Christian call to reach out into the community. However, some John Brown University students question CAUSE ministries’ motives and impact, or their ability to break out from the comfort of the JBU bubble. Are they […]