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Recap: Q&A with President Draves and Graceland’s Vice Presidents


Last night, GSG sponsored an event in the MSC Main Room to start the conversation between Graceland’s administration and its students. In order to keep the questions appropriate and relevant to the conversation, questions were submitted to the GSG Office and required names attached to them. This way the event could be structured helpfully for the allotted time it was ... Read More »

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Congratulations everyone, we have officially made it through our first week of classes! Apparently, we are all going to school in the North Pole because it is an artic tundra out there. Hopefully, nobody has been welcomed back with frost bite. Our first weekend back at GU will be a three-day weekend, and I do not know about the rest ... Read More »

The Buzz on Beekeeping at Graceland

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For those of you that don’t know, the Sustainability Crew here on campus has been steadily advancing in their efforts to construct a community beehive here in Lamoni. Those that are currently taking initiative on the project are Jen Abraham-White (Sustainability Coordinator), Caleb Torres (Student), and Alison Lancelotti (Student). Both of these student initiators have previous experience with beekeeping alongside ... Read More »

Kicking Stress to the Curb


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…


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


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 »

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