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Fall Entertainment 2016

Written by Erin Lobner. Media by Caitlyn Campbell. Students, faculty, friends, welcome back for our final year as Greenville College! Back-to-school days are an exciting time for everyone, from kindergarteners to super seniors. Once the initial hassle of moving in and adjusting to a new class load passes, most of us start looking for ways to have fun. Netflix is a decent starting point, but consider checkin ...

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Selena Gomez Takes a Break

Written by Erin Lobner. Media by Alli Haug. Heartbreaking news for Selena Gomez fans: the singer is taking a break from music. Last year, Gomez announced in her “Billboard” cover story that she was diagnosed with lupus. Chemotherapy treatments were prescribed to prevent the disease from becoming fatal. She threw herself into her "Revival” tour, but the side effects of lupus forced her to call off upcoming c ...

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A Tribute to Gene Wilder

Written By Erin Lobner. Media by Paige Lunde. The star of movies like “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” and “Young Frankenstein,” Gene Wilder was known for his ability to make people laugh. His dynamic acting created realistic and tangible characters, allowing for Wilder to speak to the audience in a way not every actor can. Sadly, he passed away at the age of 83 in late August. In appreciation of W ...

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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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