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Top 9 Ways to Combat the Cold this Winter


Faced with the impending doom of Winter, we are tasked with finding a solution. Although your older brother’s hand-me-down jacket is a fantastic option, let’s get creative—here are 9 creative ways to bundle up and stay warm this frosty season! 1. Go thrift shopping and find a poppin’ new coat! 2. Make an igloo with your best pals. Crawl in, ... Read More »

Volunteer for GU Safe Ride!


If you’ve ever found yourself out at Choices on a Saturday night at 2am in the winter, it’s likely that you’ve needed a ride home. While many students are aware that they can call Safe Ride on the weekend for a free ride home, few know of the perks of volunteering for a night. For those unfamiliar with Safe Ride, ... Read More »

GU Students Turn Out to Vote

Students gather in the MSC Main Room for election results.

On November 8, student anxiously gathered in the MSC for an election party sponsored by the Social Equality Alliance, as well as other students and professors. The big screen was up to provide results as they came in, and a whiteboard map of the U.S. was colored red or blue as the votes were counted. Some students sat in chairs ... Read More »

Abolishing Columbus Day on Lamoni Campus


This semester a group of students and faculty are coming together for a common cause: abolishing the use of “Columbus Day” on campus and, hopefully, in Lamoni. The idea has been around for a long time and recently different groups and states have been changing their organizational and governmental calendars to host the new name: “Indigenous Peoples Day.” English professor ... Read More »

To 7 or Not to 7


Do you hate listening to music in a convenient format? Do you like having the newest, most original technology of your homies? Do you like pineapple on your pizza? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, chances are you might be a diehard apple fan and have already preordered the newly released iPhone 7. Since its release, ... Read More »

MyGraceland: Navigating Academia


While MyGraceland tries very hard to be user-friendly, there are always going to be parts of a website that some people can’t find or don’t understand. When I was an underclassman, I found myself fiddling around on MyGraceland when I looking for my class schedule or even when I was bored, but not all students do that (many others have ... Read More »

To Climb or Not to Climb: A Closson Center Journey


One of the few of its kind left in the world, Closson Center stands at the South side of campus with three humps, two dips, and a whole lot of charm. This is the type of charm that attracts all kinds of students – economics majors and spoken word poets, film fanatics and pre-med students – up to its dangerous ... Read More »

Scholars’ Showcase Provides Exceptional Experience for Students


Students got to enjoy the hard work that their colleagues put forward on Thursday, April 7 at Scholars’ Showcase. Events started at 9 am with a welcome session and transitioned into the keynote speaker, Roger D. Launius. Students attending the keynote picked up a stamp card that checked them into Showcase events and that was later turned in for a prize drawing. ... Read More »

The Process of (Dis)connect

The student-designed set for (Dis)connect.

(Dis)connect, Graceland University’s latest production in the drama department, is a story about a man learning about himself and relationships through the experiences of the vast amount of characters of the show. It is interconnected with a mystery story that involves your stereotypical noir detective and inner monologues. The story of (Dis)connect is a fairly conventional one; sure, it contains ... Read More »

Who is Behind the Changes in The Swarm?


Before everyone left for spring break, the Swarm was the same old place that it always was. However, when we returned from break, it was as if the Swarm had undergone a complete transformation. That transformation was the result of Jeff McElroy’s Operations Management class. Austin Halls, Josh Waite, Jacob Soltis, & Gustavo Yanez Dabdoub were the students who presented the ideas to ... Read More »

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