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Watching the Bachelor with the Bachelorettes

Let’s face it; The Bachelor in GC terms is equivalent to the most eligible Joy Boy starting the year off dating an entire floor of Burritt, only to find himself with one lucky lady just in time to give her a ring by spring. While it is agreed that this type of behavior would be deemed inacceptable on our campus, damaging to our intentional Christian community, and probably against the lifestyle statement, we find it a perfectly acceptable form of entertainment. Add to the mix the fact that the contestants range from single mothers to straight up crazy ladies and you have The Bachelor. ...

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Clothing Your Character: All Things Red

Red. This color has come to symbolize passion, romance, power, and life. With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, it is especially prevalent in commercials and stores everywhere. Red has a rich history, dating all the way to ancient times. Neolithic hunters believed the color to possess life-giving powers and placed red ochre in the graves of their dead. Many passages in Scripture reference the color, for example: in Exodus, God instructs Moses to have the Israelites make him offerings of blue, purple, and scarlet cloth. The ancient Egyptians associated red with life, health, and victory, often coloring themselves with red dye during celebrations. Even then, the women used red pigments for cosmetic purposes. In ancient Rome, red held an important status of religious symbolism. The Romans wore togas bearing red stripes on special occasions and used red dyes to color the skin of gladiators and works of art. ...

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Love and Relations Relating to Relationships: Celebrities you can ask out for Valentine’s Day

Written by Dr. Nathan W. Crews; Media by Kat Kelley. Hello Readers! I hope that everyone has their dinner reservations in place, flowers ordered, and assurances that your parents won’t swing by the house Valentine’s night. Valentine’s Day is a wonderful night of companionship and bliss for some and wretched reminder of the inconsolable loneliness that exists in the soul for most. Do not be dismayed! I would ...

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W/R/T Quote-Unquote Gentlemen’s Swag (as it were)

Written by John Thomas Brittingham. DM by Jessica Sturgeon A survey of the sartorial values held by a great number of Greenville College Males (GCMs) produces an army of plaids and skinny jeans from which hang carabiners of keys that jangle at even the slightest movement. One is beset on all sides by the unwashed and unshaven masses of musicians and DMers, by athletes in cut-up sweats and tees that barely c ...

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Clothing Your Character: Fashion Icon Audrey Hepburn

Written by Maggie McCarthy. I gain fashion inspiration from many different sources. Whether I’m reading the latest edition of Instyle magazine, watching an old Hollywood film, walking through the city, or simply browsing on Pinterest I get ideas for outfits and styles. I love pairing different fashion elements and trends to create a unique look. More than anything, I always find inspiration from old Hollywo ...

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I Like Books

Written by Mikey Trieb. There's an article on Gizmodo that I found peculiarly interesting. It's called "Amazon: Paper Books Are Dead, Or Something." It's an informative article that explains how books are seemingly becoming more and more obsolete.  This article should be of interest to just about everybody.  The printing press was invented by the Holy Roman Empire around the year 1440. Since then, it has ac ...

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Clothing Your Character: The Source of True Beauty

Written by Maggie McCarthy. The quest for beauty leaves many women feeling empty and worthless. While Christian culture tells us that our beauty comes from within, society feeds us an opposite message. Constantly bombarded with images of beautiful, fashionable, and successful women, we feel that we will never measure up. This unattainable perfection tells us, “You are not good enough. You are not beautiful. ...

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Better than Stray Cats: Shifting Perspectives on Community Dining

Written by Jake Cannon. Many things have been said about the DC. It’s gross, it’s disgusting, it’s an abysmal pit only the lowest of the low would enter. It is the precipice of hatred and malice. The last two were exaggerated of course. But I’m sure as you lumbered through the glass paned door, sluggishly drug out your ID card, handed it lazily to the person at the counter and made your way to a meal you’re ...

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Homer’s Odyssey: A Tale of Pajamas and Bowl-cuts

Written by Jeff Langley. Now, I don’t want to brag, but…nah, forget that—I’ll brag. Every year, grades 5-12, I was number one in my class. It’s true. I was tight with my teachers—I was, without question, their favorite, and we’d often hang out on the weekends. I got away with a lot. More often than not, I’d show up for school in pajamas. I’d keep a coffeepot going all day and take naps as needed. It wasn’t ...

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Listening as an Act of Love

Written by Mallory Sample. I am so excited to introduce myself to you all. My name is Mallory Sample and I am the new campus counselor. I graduated from Greenville College in 2007 and am so thrilled to find myself here once again. To begin, I wanted to share a little bit about myself and why I entered the field of counseling. To make a long story short, my mom passed away from a three year battle with breas ...

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