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#TakeAKnee Protests Less Prominent In College Football

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For the last year or so, many football teams (and other national sports teams) have started to kneel during the national anthem. It is to show solidarity with the many black people who have dealt with racism and police brutality. Many believe it is because there are hundreds of people who don’t care about the military members that fight for ... Read More »

Graceland Continues to Sting Cancer


“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 »

It’s Spring: Time for Disc Golf!

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Guest submission by Gary Rees: April 22 and 23 marks disc golf weekend in Lamoni when the Graceland University Colonel George Barrett Disc Golf Course and the J & B Rolling Hills Disc Golf Course host the annual singles and doubles disc golf tournaments.  On Saturday, April 22nd, the J&B Doubles Tournament will be held at Bob Kelly’s Rolling Hills ... Read More »

The Soul Behind the Sting


You see him at every football game, but who’s behind the mask? I sat down with this individual to find out what it’s like to be the Graceland mascot. Is it hard to keep being the mascot a secret? It’s really not hard keeping it a secret. Any family or friends of mine that know make sure to keep it ... Read More »

Disc Golf Tournament Highlights Weekend

Graceland University Director of Student Activities, Brad Carr, and Grounds Manager, Bob Kelly, display a basket target where disc golfers will "putt" to "hole out" on the two disc golf courses in Lamoni during this weekend's tournaments.

Guest Submission: Gary Rees Once again, the Graceland University Colonel George Barrett Disc Golf Course and the J & B Rolling Hills Disc Golf Course will host the annual singles and doubles disc golf tournaments this weekend. A singles’ tournament at the GU course launches the weekend events on Saturday morning, April 16. Up to 90 competitors from recreational to ... Read More »

Graceland Athletes Compete at NAIA Indoor Track and Field Nationals

Over spring break, seven Graceland Track and Field Athletes competed in Johnson City, Tennessee at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field Nationals. Nationals were held March 3-5 at the David E. Walker Track at Gentry Field at Eastern Tennessee State University.  To be eligible to compete at Nationals, each athlete had to achieve certain standards (time or height) in their respective ... Read More »

Bowling Team Disbanded, Tennis Team’s Future Uncertain

The Graceland University Bowling Team at a Tournament.

Last week, the bowling team was shocked to learn that their team would be disbanded. After the initial surprise, the players were left with only confusion. However, the players are not at fault, according to Joe Worlund. Graceland is going through a period of analyzing the budget, so financial issues played a role in this cut. But finances aside, the ... Read More »

Graceland Volunteers Make Special Olympics a Success


On Saturday, April 11, schools and care centers from all over South Central Iowa arrived at Graceland University to participate in the Special Olympics. Over 200 athletes of all ages and abilities participated in events including the softball throw, standing and running long jumps, swimming events, and running and walking races. The event would not have been possible without Graceland ... Read More »

International Student Changes His Life Through Golf


Ujang (pronounced “Rain”) Zarems has golfed his way to the United States and Graceland University all the way from Bogor, Indonesia! This wasn’t an easy trip, however. Ujang has been working for his entire life to have an opportunity like this one, but, he says, “As a kid, I never knew golfing could turn in to this.” Since the age ... Read More »

Submission by Emily Taylor: Graceland Football Winning Season


With the snow falling down the team runs out on the field determined to end their season with a win.  The audience roars its approval as the announcer introduces the Graceland Yellowjackets. Graceland University’s football program ends the season with a record of six wins and five loses after a comeback win in their final game against Evangel. An intense ... Read More »

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