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Thrift Shopping on the Rise

By Kaelyn Hale The second-hand shopping industry reached a record high of $24 billion in 2018. Sales have been on a steady climb from $11 billion in 2012 and are projected to reach $51 billion by 2023 according to ThreadUp, the leading online resale company. The modern-day ‘thrift shop’ is a relatively new concept which emerged after the Industrial Revolution

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Recycling is Not the Solution

By Kaylee Clayton Until 2018, the United States shipped roughly 7 million tons of plastic to China each year. In China, the plastic was sorted, broken down and reused to create new materials. Paper and aluminum was also shipped over from the U.S. Not just the U.S. but about 70 percent of the world’s plastic waste went to China according

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Concluding the composition: chair of the music department to retire after 34 years

By Libby Koziarski After 34 years of teaching, Dr. Jonathan Bruce Brown, Spring Arbor University’s (SAU) music department chair, is set to retire.  His first encounter with SAU was 44 years ago on March 31, 1973, when his sister was married on campus. Ten years later, he heard about a job opening, “and the rest is history,” he said with a smile.  Dr. Brown

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Kicking Off Spring Semester

By Caralyn Geyer On Thursday, February 1, 10 students dodged punches and blocked kicks as they attended the newly emerging kickboxing club at Spring Arbor University (SAU) for an hour-long session of fight training. The club started in the fall of 2016 when two students in associate professor of physical therapy Mitch Zigler’s HPR101 class expressed interest in learning techniques he taught

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The Art of Spoken Strength and Celebration

By Caralyn Geyer Three judges, two poems, one microphone. What’s at stake? Two movie tickets to the Jackson 10 and 50 dollars in cash. On February 24, Spring Arbor University’s (SAU’s) Office of Intercultural Relations (OIR) held the semi-final and final performances of “The Spoken Word” in the White Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. to finish out the school’s celebration of Black History Month. Five students

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Higher Learning Commission to evaluate SAU for accreditation

By Nathan Salsbury On December 4, a group of five faculty members from various schools in the region will visit Spring Arbor University (SAU) to evaluate the school and decide whether or not it will maintain its regional accreditation. On Monday, October 16, a student leadership meeting was held to inform students about SAU’s upcoming evaluation. Professor of Sociology John Hawthorne, alongside a team of other faculty members, has been

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How three Jackson organizations are providing hope to those at risk

By Kayla Williamson and Hannah Shimanek It started with a girl her son brought home. It should have ended with a Facebook post. But that was not what God had planned for Michelle Cochran. When Cochran first saw the mLive surveillance photo of a girl at a gas station, she kept scrolling. It was not until her son came home and asked her if she had seen the Facebook post that she realized it was her son’s

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SAU students play online game for a chance to win scholarship money

By Crisilee DeBacker Don’t try to contact Will Sanders, Andrew Depoy or Canyon Smith on Tuesday nights at 10 p.m., because they will be working hard to win $5,000 in scholarship money. How? A not-so-little online game called “Hearthstone.” Based on the hit game, “World of Warcraft,” it is an online fantasy card game with minions, spells and heroes. “You have a hero that has thirty health and your opponent has a hero…and

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