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Indigenous People’s Day @ Graceland

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Last year, many students and faculty at Graceland dedicated weeks of their time to set up informational booths around campus to petition the celebration of Columbus Day on campus. Posters were designed, shirts were inked, and events were held in order to get the university to change the name on the school calendar. This year marks the first year that ... Read More »

COSA: Past the Horizon

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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 »

Looking Forward: Graceland Student Government

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The 2017-2018 school year already looks bright with a new round of student leaders stepping up on campus. Over the last month and a half, Graceland has faced a series of elections related to Student Government Officers in February and House Presidents over the last week or so. For next school year, the GSG team includes: Melissa Sherer, GSG President – class ... Read More »

Honors Travels to South Dakota for UMHC

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Over the later part of this past week and the early half of the weekend, I traveled with three other honors students and three members of Graceland’s faculty to South Dakota State University for the annual Upper Midwest Honors Conference. Every year the program brings students to the conference to present their work, upperclassmen or otherwise, and learn from other ... Read More »

Grateful for COSA: Recap of Big Man on Campus

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Are you grateful for Graceland?!  Energy in the MSC was high this week with all the games, entertainment, popcorn and interviews happening to celebrate this eventful community!  What at Graceland are you thankful for?  One thing that I’m grateful for is COSA and all the exciting events the put on! Let’s recap on COSA’s event, Big Man on Campus, that ... Read More »

COSA Sends Valentine’s Gift to Food Pantry

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The week before Valentine’s Day, the Campus Organization for Social Activities (COSA) decided to spread some romance around campus. The organization sold mailbox roses in the MSC for four days. Students wrote a message to their sweetheart and paid a dollar or donated a can of food, and the messages were delivered with a fake rose to campus mailboxes on ... Read More »

A Simple Smile

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One. Two. Three. A quick countdown, a smile, and the lightning fast click of a camera, that is all it takes to get your picture taken. In this day and age pictures are being taken everywhere for everything. I mean, we do live in the age of the selfie. Someone is constantly taking pictures to post on Instagram or share ... Read More »

BSU “Tunnel of Oppression” Event 4: Civil Rights Movement and Spoken Word

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Thursday at 2pm in the MSC the Black Student Union spoke about the Civil Rights Movement and those who contributed to its efforts like Ella Baker who was a very influential director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Many others were noted including Adam Clayton Powell Jr. who worked for desegregating schools in Washington D.C. ... Read More »

Work Your ASC Off!

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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 »

BSU “Tunnel of Oppression” Event 3: Jim Crow

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Wednesday at 2 o’clock in the MSC, the Black Student Union (BSU) gave a presentation about the Jim Crow era in the United States and the events that led to the Jim Crow era. President of BSU Lashaunda Yates, Vice President Kee Richards, Meredith Salois, and Walker Hall Director Leslie Robinson presented. Over thirty people were in attendance. Today’s event ... Read More »

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