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End of the Semester: Music Juries

Written by Erin Lobner. Media by Courtney Murphy. As the end of each semester approaches, many students in the music programs on campus finish preparing for juries. For this performance, they get up in front of a group of evaluators and show off all the progress they’ve made. These are high-stakes events for music majors; their futures ride on their results. Karli Widmer and Ariel Wade described the jury pr ...

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Taylor Swift’s Mind Behind 1989

Written and Media by Kayla Parker. “Independence and Freedom” in 1989 Taylor Swift’s 1989 album was crafted in two years. In light of moving to New York City, “independence and freedom” was conveyed in her lyrics. In an interview with The View, she disclosed that all of the proceeds for “Welcome to New York” went to New York City public schools. The multiple themes that she intentionally placed in her songs ...

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5 Graduation Movies

Written by Erin Lobner. Media by Courtney Murphy.   For the hard-working Greenville College seniors, graduation takes place in less than two weeks. Until then, students will be finishing up projects and completing final exams. But it’s also important to take a little time off to relax in between all the busy days. A great way to do that is to get together with friends and watch a movie or two. So, here ...

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Stephanie Kurlow: Intertwining Islam and Dance

Written by Erin Lobner. Media by Courtney Murphy. Fourteen-year-old Stephanie Kurlow is working toward her dream of becoming the world’s first hijabi ballerina. Kurlow has been dancing since she was two but stopped for a while at the age of nine when she, her parents and her two brothers converted to Islam.   Kurlow says she feels more connected to God after converting to Islam. The reason she took a b ...

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Real Talk with Teresa Holden

Written by Erin Lobner. Media by Courtney Murphy.   Buried underneath the mountains of election news, movie releases and clickbait articles lies an important issue: the Black Lives Matter movement. While some prominent figures, such as Bernie Sanders and Beyonce, continue to draw attention to the issue, it seems to have lost the public’s interest as of late.   What started out as a conversation wi ...

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Unique Concert Venues

Written by Erin Lobner. Media by Courtney Murphy.   Summer is fast-approaching, and with it comes beautiful weather, freedom from school, and hopefully trips to some fun destinations. Some of the most popular events in the United States are concerts and music festivals. This is evidenced by the fact that the country brought in 6.2 billion dollars from concert tickets sales in 2014 alone.   One of ...

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Saved by the Bell

Written by Erin Lobner. Media by Courtney Murphy. When nostalgia hits hard, don’t sweat it. Apparently, if you say “It’s alright, ‘cause I’m saved by the bell,” three times and slam a locker door, you end up on a beach in California without a care in the world.   Okay, so that might not quite be true. But the next closest thing is on Netflix: a fun show called “Saved by the Bell.”   The show ran f ...

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If the Sims Taught Home Ec

Written by Erin Lobner. Media by Courtney Murphy. About a decade ago, we were blessed (or cursed) with one of the internet’s many wonders: “The Sims.” Nowadays, players can enjoy updated versions and multiple expansions of the well-known game. “The Sims” might not be quite as popular as it once was, but within the first month of its release, the game sold more than six million copies. The best thing about t ...

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5 Video Games Better Than Your Finals

Written by Tristin Campbell. Media by Courtney Murphy. College can be stressful, especially at this point in the semester. So rather than spending hours doing homework, or even just the day-to-day tasks of surviving, you could check out these five unconventional video games.   “Super Digestion Moose”   We are starting off this list right because you can technically call this game “studying.” The w ...

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My Big Fat Greek Weddings

Written by Leanna Westerhof. Media by Kayla Morton. We all know and love our favorite 30-year-old, single, Greek woman known as Toula. She was plain, more than a little awkward and stuck in a job she hated with a family who was loud, obnoxious and meddlesome. Her family thought she would be single forever until she catches the eye of Ian, a very handsome and non-Greek man. She keeps him a secret from her en ...

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