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14 Facts from the 2014 World Series

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The 110th World Series came to a close with the San Francisco Giants 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals. Across the 7 games it took to bring the matchup to a close, many historical achievements were met and several interesting facts played out over the course of the series and the postseason as a whole, so to recap the ... Read More »

Play Ball-oween

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Thursday evening before Fall Break, the baseball team hosted a Halloween Intrasquad Scrimmage at North Park to end the season. It was open to families and children of Lamoni and the Graceland Community. Each team member showed up in costume before the game and spread out across the diamond, passing out candy to the children that attended, who were each dressed in their adorable costumes as ... Read More »

Puertorican Duo gives Flavor to the Volleyball Season


Puerto Rico is known in Spanish as la isla del encanto, or “the enchanted island.” The gorgeous beaches, the tropical weather, the mind-blowing scenery and the beautiful women are one of the many reasons this territory has won that name. Lianmarie DeJesus and Natalia Robles, both natives of Puerto Rico and best friends, are part of the outstanding season that ... Read More »

Internationals Represent Graceland in Tennis Nationals


The week has begun, and on Tuesday, the tennis team will be traveling to South Carolina with the mission of bringing back the national championship to Graceland University. From the whole tennis team, only four players will have the opportunity to play in Nationals. Three of these players are part of the international community. Daniele Razo Torres from Mexico City ... Read More »

Graceland Soccer Captain Says the Season is Just Beginning


Sebastian Pineda is a senior at Graceland University, and as the captain, he is one of the most important players on the soccer team. He is majoring in sports management and hoping for his last season in college sports to be the best one he has ever had.  The varsity players of the soccer team haven’t had as good of ... Read More »

GU Football Prepares for Next Season’s Opener

Submitted by guest contributor Jacob Gager The football team has been working hard all semester with 6 am workouts, weightlifting, and spring ball.  Since the semester is almost over, they are starting their max-outs in the weight room and working on the field with the 40 yard dash and other drills. David Edmondson leads the team in weight-lifting, benching 470 ... Read More »

GU Track

Submitted by guest contributor Reggie Ramey On April 5th 2014, the Graceland Yellowjackets competed at a track meet in Emporia, Kansas, placing in the top 15.   “Everyone seems to be getting better every week and all the hard work at practice is beginning to pay off,” said head coach Reece Vega. The weather conditions have contributed to the Jackets’ ... Read More »

Martial Arts Club

Submitted by guest contributor LeNorris Wilson There are many reasons one would want to learn martial arts. Maybe you want to be able to protect yourself or a loved one, maybe you want to just get in shape, or maybe you just want to be able to learn about the different varieties of martial arts. The martial club teaches martial ... Read More »

Women’s Basketball Trains Hard for Next Season

Submitted by guest contributor Jerica Smith The Women’s basketball team had a good year, 11-15.  Quite an improvement from their 2012-2013 year when they were 2-24.  Yes, I said 2-24.  It was rough. During off-season, Coach Harrop did some heavy recruiting and picked up some very good athletes who helped the Jackets get to the playoffs this year.  Big contributors ... Read More »

Graceland University Hosts Special Olympics For South Central Iowa

Submitted by guest contributor Avery Danielson Saturday April 12, 2014 saw Graceland University’s 4th annual year hosting the Iowa Special Olympics for the South Central Area.  There were 21 participating groups, 18 events, about 200 volunteers, and over 200 athletes partaking in the day’s events. After the 10 a.m. Opening Ceremonies (in which Kirk Bjorland, Graceland’s Vice President for Enrollment, gave ... Read More »

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