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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 »

Shaken It Up at New Years in November

On November 11 from 10pm-1am, COSA will be sponsoring the annual New Years in November event. This year there are going to be a few changes. There will be no pancake dinner after the dance this year. That’s right. No pancakes. But don’t you fret, for there will be pretzels, fruits, little sandwiches, and desserts provided during the event. Probably ... 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 »

Afterglow: Rekindling Spirits

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On Sunday evenings, dusk turning the Iowa sky into an expanse of embers, the Cheville Chapel carves itself out of the horizon, silent, and emblematic. However, one would little suspect that within its walls the Afterglow band’s music resounds through its sanctuary, meeting the ears and hearts of all the attendees of the 7pm service. For a building nearly four ... 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 »

Sodexo Hacks

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We all have to do it. Every single day.Maybe you love it, maybe you hate, there is no getting around it. We have to eat Sodexo. True, every student has the option of buying themselves groceries, getting out the frying pan, and cooking up our own meals. No one has time or money to do that every time a growl ... Read More »

Through Their Lenses Part One: Whitewash

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In the coming weeks, the Tower will be releasing a short series of articles—an expose if you will—that will confront the topic of race through multiple lenses. The purpose of these installments is not to vilify, but to spread awareness to the Graceland community as well as the community at large. I hope you read these with intention and open ... Read More »

Now You’re Just Somebody That I Used to Know

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  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 »

20 Graceland Things To Do To Get Your Freshman Year Started Right

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If you’re too excited or too anxious to figure out how to start off your first year at Graceland, here are 20 tips to get you started in the right direction. Go to House Meetings! Graceland’s house system is a wonderful way to meet all types of people and have a home away from home.  Learn your room code and ... 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 »

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