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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 »

Coulrophobia: An Epidemic

One of many clown masks that can be found masking a creeper.

The clowns. No doubt you’ve heard about them. Walking around at night with knives and baseball bats. Red frizzy hair. Faces painted white. Oversized shoes.  You probably think about them every time you have to walk alone in the dark. You imagine one creeping out from behind a tree, stalking its prey. You can see in its dead, dark eyes ... Read More »

To 7 or Not to 7


Do you hate listening to music in a convenient format? Do you like having the newest, most original technology of your homies? Do you like pineapple on your pizza? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, chances are you might be a diehard apple fan and have already preordered the newly released iPhone 7. Since its release, ... Read More »

To Climb or Not to Climb: A Closson Center Journey


One of the few of its kind left in the world, Closson Center stands at the South side of campus with three humps, two dips, and a whole lot of charm. This is the type of charm that attracts all kinds of students – economics majors and spoken word poets, film fanatics and pre-med students – up to its dangerous ... Read More »

The Sleepless Nights of Graceland (A Retrospective from a Sleep Deprived Senior)


I find it ironic that I’m currently working on a Graceland University retrospective after staying up for 27 hours straight. All-nighters and Graceland University will be forever tied together as “soul mates,” just as the likes of Romeo and Juliet. But what is it about Graceland that causes everyone to lose their sleep? Surely, it’s not the difficulty of classes, ... Read More »

10 Graceland Traditions We Need To Bring Back


There are tons of classic and unique traditions at Graceland University, from candle passings to painting the bell. However, some of our best traditions are behind us, and I believe it’s time to bring them back. 1. The Ebenezer Scrooge award This award hung outside the office door of the faculty member chosen for giving the hardest assignments and toughest ... Read More »

Graceland Student Celebrates Calendar Alignment


Guest Contribution: Anonymous LAMONI, IA- One student leader gathered in the MSC over Sodexo’s finest brownies and hot chocolate last Wednesday to commemorate the Graceland administrative decision to remove Winter Term a year ago. “It was just a hassle. I came to Graceland strictly to run track and catch the attention of a larger school… maybe earn a scholarship, too. ... Read More »

Spring Break… in February?


It’s almost here… spring break. That glorious week during which we get to head home and see family and high school friends. Some of us, like many college students, may head to the beach to get some much-needed sun rays and warmth. However, as I was planning my spring break this year, I hit a few speed bumps when I ... Read More »

Where is my Cereal?

Finding food as a student can be a dangerous task. If you live in the dorms, then you have no choice; Sodexo IS your meal program. Options are always limited at the commons, and most items aren’t anybody’s favorites. Sure, once in a blue moon they might serve meat lasagna and all balance in the food-eating world is restored. But ... Read More »

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