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DACA Eligibility Requirements

Dreamers not criminals

If you have heard that DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is simply a program for international folks – forget that notion. If you have similarly thought that DACA is for every immigrant in the United States of America, scratch that too. In fact, I want you to erase all thoughts you have had about individuals who qualify for ... Read More »

What the Heck-a is DACA?

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The four letter acronym that is being spread everywhere you look. DACA. There are a lot of misunderstandings when it comes to this issue. When did it start? Why was it established? Etc. So let’s clear things up. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is an idea made to protect illegal immigrant children. Former President Barack Obama established the law towards the ... Read More »

Guacamole at a Cost


A couple years ago, The Tower wrote its first article about Graceland’s specific Sodexo program. When cereal was taken away in the Commons, due to a sketchy “cereal shortage,” students at GU were not exactly happy. Last semester and the beginning of this year have been met with additions to the food that students are forced to eat for nine ... 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 »

Year-End Mood Swings

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Spring is here in full force, the end of the school year is in sight, and summer is around the corner for students here at Graceland. In the midst of this, there is a strange sense within some of the students. A mixture of anxious anticipation for summer, stressful studying for finals, and perhaps just living together in the confines ... Read More »

How Spectacular “Ruined” My Graceland Experience

The Spectacular poster from 2014, my first year at Spec.

Every summer,a camp at the end of July takes place here, on the Graceland University campus. It is hosted by the Community of Christ for high schoolers from around the nation. There are four main areas that the camp focuses on: sports, leadership, arts and worship, and it’s called Spectacular (like literally, that’s its name). There is a hearty population of students ... Read More »

A Simple Smile

The cover of the 1987 Graceland Acacia

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 »

Graceland’s #AlternativeFacts


Are you curious about what doesn’t happen at Graceland University? With the new research on the clever concept of #AlternativeFacts, it’s easy to pretend that outright lies are simply opinions, and it’s easy to believe that facts are now debatable. Here’s a list of “Alternative Facts” that pertain to Graceland: 1. Winter Term is coming back! In January 2018, Graceland ... 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 »

Lamoni Marches on Washington

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This weekend, there were Women’s Marches all across the country and the world promoting love and community worldwide. While a lot of Graceland students and faculty went to the marches in Kansas City or Des Moines, a small group of people from Graceland stayed in town and marched with Lamoni citizens from the community center to the Coliseum and then ... Read More »

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