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I'm a sophomore biology/chemistry major from Kenosha, Wisconsin and I look forward to pursuing a career in pharmaceutical research. I play soccer and enjoy rock climbing. Writing satire, poetry, and short stories are some of my favorites.

Graceland Sustainability Takes on Iowa State Community Food Systems Seminar

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On January 12th, a team of six Graceland University students along with sustainability faculty coordinator Jen Abraham-White embarked on a trip to Iowa State to attend a seminar on food community systems. The day would consist of a mix of presentations that pertain to community food systems and thereby community health. Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, the team was off before sunrise, ... Read More »

The Do’s and Dont’s for This Halloween Season

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With Halloween right around the corner, it’s easy to want to break out the jack-o-lanterns and witch cauldrons as we don the spirit of Halloween. However, as social inequalities become more and more relevant, it’s important to make sure our Halloween rituals do not offend and or create unnecessary tensions. So, without further ado, here are 7 Do’s and Don’ts ... Read More »

Through Their Lenses Part One: Whitewash

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In the coming weeks, the Tower will be releasing a short series of articles—an expose if you will—that will confront the topic of race through multiple lenses. The purpose of these installments is not to vilify, but to spread awareness to the Graceland community as well as the community at large. I hope you read these with intention and open ... Read More »

Now You’re Just Somebody That I Used to Know


  As a third-generation legacy student, I was raised hearing mischievous stories from my mom and her days as a student here at Graceland University. While hearing these stories, my mind was often bombarded with quite vivid imagery—ranging from naked runs through campus all the way to sneaking off with people’s towels in the showers. One of her funniest stories ... Read More »

COSA: Past the Horizon


As the year comes to a draw, we once again find ourselves scrambling to solve the age-old question as to whom our future leaders will be. Graceland’s student government consists of the branches COSA, ASC, IMS, Senate, and Chaplain; and they work together to keep this machine well-oiled and running. Each of the 17 halls have a representative for these ... Read More »

Work Your ASC Off!


Feeling a little bent out of shape? Not a fan of those rolls that have just a smidge too much jelly? Well you’re in luck! Graceland’s Academic Student Council (ASC) has deployed just the thing for you! Alternating Wednesdays from 8-9pm, you can try out a yoga class or Country Heat live! Yoga is a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline ... Read More »

Town Hall Meeting 2.1.2017


On the night of February 1, 2017 at 7pm a group of courageous individuals met on behalf of the students of Graceland University, and the surrounding community of Lamoni, IA. This Town Hall meeting pertained to the current state of immigration and thereby the relations between the US and, namely, middle eastern countries, and Mexico. Five speakers were in attendance. ... Read More »

Make America Sing Again


2016 has been one of, if not the craziest, years in political history. This phenomenon was sparked when Donald Trump won the RNC and later the presidential election. As tensions within the country come to an all-time high, controversy has ignited over the day of inauguration. One such controversy is over the performers at this year’s inauguration—moreover, who would be ... Read More »

Top 9 Ways to Combat the Cold this Winter


Faced with the impending doom of Winter, we are tasked with finding a solution. Although your older brother’s hand-me-down jacket is a fantastic option, let’s get creative—here are 9 creative ways to bundle up and stay warm this frosty season! 1. Go thrift shopping and find a poppin’ new coat! 2. Make an igloo with your best pals. Crawl in, ... Read More »

The Social Experiment


This past week, I was lucky enough to participate in a bit of a, let’s call it a “social experiment,” in which my once fully functioning laptop decided to take a plunge into the deep, depths of darkness and death. To save you on some overzealous drama, my laptop crashed and thus I began my transition to notepad and pen. ... Read More »

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