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Kicking Stress to the Curb

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I have some good news and bad news to share with you, dear reader. The good news? Congratulations! We have almost made it through the first semester of this college year! Thanksgiving and Winter break are just around the corner! The bad? Perhaps your stress levels are as high as Santa’s sleigh due to the also rapidly approaching finals. It ... 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 »

National Coming Out Day

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Alrighty folks, mark your calendars. National Coming Out Day (NCOD) is tomorrow! This year, the 29th anniversary of the day will be observed on Wednesday, October 11th. Regardless of whether or not it affects you, this day is a day designed to show respect, tolerance, and support to those who it does. On October 11th, 1987, thousands of people participated in ... Read More »

New Faculty

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This year, Graceland has welcomed 10 new faces to its faculty, allowing the students on Lamoni campus to have access to 10 new sources of knowledge, academic guidance, and inspiration. The Division of Humanities has gained a new Assistant Professor of Spanish, Jonathan Montalvo PhD, who received his doctorate in Hispanic Cultural Studies from Michigan State University, currently focuses his ... Read More »

You May Be From Graceland If…

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Graceland University, like any other University I presume, has little quirks that make it unique. In fact, Lamoni, like any other small town, has its little quirks as well.  As an insider, many times it is difficult to identify those peculiarities whereas an outsider would be able to pick up on them immediately. As a freshman, I am still adjusting ... Read More »

Graceland Continues to Sting Cancer

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“Dig Purple.” All Graceland-game-goers have heard the phrase at least once. This is the home volleyball match where everyone wears purple and goes to cheer Graceland on to another volleyball victory. In fact, we just had our 4th Annual Dig Purple match which resulted in a clean sweeping win by the Jackets. But what is the purpose of the purple? ... Read More »

Jonathan Montalvo – GU’s New Professor of Spanish

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Preface: The first time I met Jonathan it was mid-August, myself in mid-sunburn (that repulsive molting phase) painting the Main Street mural with a crew of students, faculty, and locals. The two events coincided harmoniously because, not unlike the mural itself, Jonathan’s personality is colorful, vibrant, and a much welcomed addition to our community. He’s one of those rare few ... Read More »

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