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VP Talk With Edwin Estevez

Written by Kaylie Weideman. Media by Momoka Murata. Edwin Estevez is the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Greenville University. His office is located in the Joy Admissions House on campus. His role at GU has been extremely instrumental, especially considering the journey he took to get here. He was introduced to the college via Greenville students who visited his homeland, and since hea ...

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Traveling Through a Hurricane

Written by Amber Wibbenmeyer. Media by Kelsey Middleton. Hurricane Irma was the largest hurricane to form in the Atlantic in 2017 so far (although Hurricane Maria is threatening to take that title). Irma was a Category 5 hurricane, registering wind rates of 185 mph at its peak. Gray Levi, one of the many people affected by the hurricane, lives in Palm Bay, Florida— about 15 miles away from the coast. Levi, ...

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Coffee Talk: Week 2

Written by Hope Brakenhoff. Media by Momoka Murata. More than forty percent of college students drink coffee daily. According to a study done by the University of New Hampshire, college-age individuals even tend to turn to coffee over soda or any other caffeinated drink. Coffee consumption is no different on Greenville University’s campus, either. If you walk into Jo’s Java on an average day, you are likely ...

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It’s On Like Ping-Pong!

Written by Isiah Price. Media by Joseph Wood. As events, clubs, and activities arise on campus during the transition to Greenville University, a new tradition also began on September 2. Members of the male Residence Life staff hosted a ping-pong tournament in the Upper Union for a group of Greenville University students! The event had a fantastic turnout and players showed tremendous energy while facing eac ...

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The Gallatin Street Grille: A Restaurant for Everyone

Written by Allison Perry. Media by Kelsey Middleton. The quality of a restaurant depends not only the quality of the food but the quality of the service and hospitality as well. In Vandalia, Illinois, at the Gallatin Street Grille the food and service are top-notch and everyone--from couples celebrating anniversaries, teens eating out before prom, and families looking for a nice place to spend time together ...

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Meet Lori Gaffner!

Written by Kaylie Weideman. Media by Momoka Murata. Meet Lori Gaffner! Lori is a professor in the Philosophy and Theology department, the Dean of Chapel, and the Director of Spiritual Formation here at Greenville University. She grew up in Chicago in a suburb called Oak Lawn. Her family still lives in the surrounding areas of Chicago. Lori came to Greenville College as a student and graduated in 1983. She h ...

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Living in Nicaragua

Written by Christina Bowman. Media by Taylor Harpster. The United States is a crazy advanced place. Most of those who have lived there their entire lives forget this from day to day. They never think twice about having hot water or affordable air conditioning. It is not even considered a privilege, but just a normality of life. Throughout high school, I went on different mission trips to third world countri ...

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Coffee Talk

Written by Hope Brakenhoff. Media by Momoka Murata. What is one thing most college students, or even adults in today’s world, have in common? They love coffee. While that may not be true for all college students and adults, it is for the majority. Nearly 100,000,000 U.S. citizens drink coffee every day. There is no question that coffee is a huge part of our culture and even the world as a whole. Coffee brin ...

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Trouble on the Coasts

Article by Paige Stanley. Media by Ethan Maurer. We have seen countless tragedies in our lifetime, but the most recent are hurricanes, Harvey and Irma. These horrifying events happened within three weeks of each other. Harvey made landfall on August 19 and Irma hit land on September 9. Both of these storms are big enough to be affecting multiple areas at a time. Texas and Florida are the main areas that hav ...

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4 Tips for Surviving Freshman Year

Written by Hope Brakenhoff. Media by Momoka Murata. One of the most challenging transitions in a person’s life is the transition into college. The sudden change from living at home with your parents to living with a roommate in a small dorm room is a lot harder than what most people think it will be. Realizing that you have to cook your own food and set-aside time to do your homework without your parents te ...

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