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A. LaFaye: Author, Professor and Inspiration

Written by Lauren Buser. Media by Baylen Whitfield. Alexandria LaFaye is a professor at Greenville College. She has a husband, five children, and two dogs, who she loves dearly. LaFaye is a well-known author. In fact, the COR 401 course at GC uses her newest book, “Pretty Omens”. LaFaye says, “My story is atypical. Not many people get where I am like I have.” Thus, her story is worth telling!   “It onl ...

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Plan Ahead: Meal Tips and Tricks

Article by Megan Burns. Media by John Walnofer. Plan your meals ahead to avoid overspending and overeating. Here are a few tips and tricks to planning out your meals for the week. ✴Eat Out...The Smart Way On a broke college student budget, it is important to plan when you are going to eat out. Everyone falls into the peer pressure of going out to lunch after church, McDonalds after vespers, for pizza after ...

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Jo’s Java

Written by Lauren Buser. Media by Baylen Whitfield. Jo's Java has been a beloved addition to the Greenville College campus for many years. It’s a higher class coffee shop, with easy access to students and faculty at the college. Mrs. Bonnie Jo Cole tells the story of the coffee shop, after 16 successful years of business.   Get to Know the Owner Mrs. Bonnie Jo Cole is the owner of Jo’s Java. She is mar ...

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10 Places to Visit on a College Budget

Article by Megan Burns. Media by John Walnofer.   As a college student, finding affordable things to do near Greenville is difficult. However, all hope is not lost! If you make the short trip to St. Louis, your options will grow immensely. Here are 10 free (or "broke college kid" cheap) things to do in St. Louis!   1.  Zoo Once the weather gets warm, and animals start to come out, take a trip to t ...

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It’s a Major Decision

Written by Lauren Buser. Media by Baylen Whitfield. Almost always, freshmen come into college and find it's not quite what they expected. The students who say they would never pull an all-nighter realize they have to in order to get the work done that they procrastinated on. The students who say they will never miss class have missed five before they know it. So, when it comes to choosing your major, choosi ...

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Healthy Lifestyle

Article by Megan Burns. Media by John Walnofer.   Living a Healthy Life Now that the semester is in full swing, it is time to start a healthy lifestyle. Get on track to a healthy lifestyle with tips straight from a GC athlete and coach. However, keep in mind your body type and goals when you consider these helpful hints. Everyone's first thought at the beginning of the year is to hit the gym. Before a ...

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The Scoop on Soup

Written by Lauren Buser. Media by Baylen Whitfield. It's winter time here in Southern Illinois, and for those of us who have lived here for multiple years, we know winter has no limits. But when the cold weather finally strikes, the go-to meal to warm the tummy is soup! The most wonderful thing about the delightful meal is the health benefits that come along with it.   Nutrition Soup has been a go-to m ...

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GC Cheer: Jesus, Leadership, Service

Written by: Lauren Buser & Miguel Kronbach. Media by: John Walnofer   The Greenville College Cheerleading Team has been the headline of much of this year’s news.  With a new program, coach and the team being initiated into the athletic department, they’ve worked hard to keep their name in the mouths of students and faculty on campus.  Yet, behind the scenes, the cheerleaders are all about Jesus, le ...

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Beat Those Winter Blues

Written by Megan Burns. Media by John Walnofer.   It's time to beat the winter blues that haunt us all around January and February. The holiday spirit is gone and melting snow and icy roads are all that remain. If the multitude of coats covering your outfit and the melting snow have you down, here are some tips from students around campus on how to fight the winter blues! 1. "Take a trip to a warm plac ...

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Don’t Flush the Fish

Written by Lauren Buser Media. by Baylen Whitfield. When a child asks for a puppy, you give them a goldfish. Many parents believe goldfish are a wonderful starter pet for their children. Goldfish are cheap and easy to maintain, but when mom and dad are tired of taking care of the fish, down the toilet they go. Naturally, the fish are swept through the pipes and out into a body of water, usually a lake. Gold ...

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