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Oh, the Places You’ll Try to Go

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You’ve just finished your long and busy day of classes and you’re beat! You rush to your room and strip down to your underwear, throw on a comfy oversized sweater, and hop into your warm and inviting bed. You lay there for a second and think, “You know what would make this even better? Netflix!” You reach over for your laptop ... Read More »

Where is my Cereal?

Finding food as a student can be a dangerous task. If you live in the dorms, then you have no choice; Sodexo IS your meal program. Options are always limited at the commons, and most items aren’t anybody’s favorites. Sure, once in a blue moon they might serve meat lasagna and all balance in the food-eating world is restored. But ... Read More »

Student Support Strong at Iowa Caucuses

The MSC Main Room fills up with Democratic caucus attendees from around Lamoni.

On February 1, 2016, Graceland students joined Iowans across the state in being the first to vote in the nation for the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates. For many students, it was their first time voting at all, and many out-of-state students were unfamiliar with caucusing. At the Republican caucus, voters gathered and listened to representatives talk about each candidate, followed ... Read More »

Top 10 Ideas for Valentine’s Day in Lamoni

Megan and Stanley enjoying some hot chocolate in the library basement.

Some hate it and some love it, but like it or not, Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. I’ve put together a list of the best places to take your sweetheart in good ole’ Lamoni: Go skinny dippin’ in Big G Lake. Now I know what you’re thinking; it’s too cold outside to go swimming, but come on- its skinny dipping. Nothing would ... Read More »

Endless Books and Movies Available Through Interlibrary Loan

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You’ve wanted your best friend to watch the Star Wars trilogy for ages, but you don’t own them, and there aren’t any movie rental places in town. You want to listen to the newest Adele CD, but you don’t want to spend fifteen dollars to do so. You’re writing a research paper for class, and the library doesn’t have any ... Read More »

ID Card Readers: Helping or Hurting?

Student uses ID card to enter her residence hall.

Quick! You’ve got to get to class on time, but oh no! You left your backpack in the dorm. You’ve gotta run up there so you can get to class in the nick of time, but unfortunately you forgot your most important item, your ID card. Without that ID card, you can’t see that magnificent green light on the card ... Read More »

Hogwarts Takes Over Lamoni for New Year’s in November

The houses are represented Hogwarts-style as part of New Year's in November decorations.

This year’s New Year’s in November celebration was certainly unique. COSA decided on a Harry Potter themed event for the annual celebration of New Year’s. COSA created NYIN over twenty years ago to allow students to celebrate New Year’s with their school friends even though winter break keeps students from celebrating at school. The idea of having New Year’s Eve ... Read More »

Graceland had Something for Everyone this Halloween

COSA members dress in horrifying costumes for the Haunted Library

Halloween brings candy to trick-or-treaters and knocks at the door for homeowners, but what can college students do on a holiday seemingly catered to children? Halloween season at Graceland did not disappoint, presenting a number of activities for everyone, including music lovers, baseball fans and thrill-seekers. Graceland Baseball held it’s second annual Halloween game on October 23, welcoming GU students ... Read More »

Spring Break Options for International Students

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Spring Break is coming soon for the students of Graceland University. The majority of the students are looking for a fun, warm and affordable place to spend their time on Spring Break. As an international student, I understand that it is difficult to go back home and also the awkward feeling of not knowing which place to go during your ... Read More »

Hands-On Preschool Experience Inspires Future Teachers

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In November 2014, as students scanned the list of winter term classes, Bailey Johannes spotted one and knew instantly it would be perfect for her. The “Early Childhood Experience” winter term course provides a closer look at the development of young children in the school-based setting. Each Graceland student enrolled in the course received a buddy whom they mentored through ... Read More »

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