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Good Grief: What Should I Do For My Grieving Friend?

Written by Maci Sepp. Media by Jack Wang No matter how old we get or how many people we meet, the need to grieve seems to be an inevitable part of this thing we call life.  When we see the ones we love in pain over those they’ve lost, we may feel the need to comfort them or lift their spirits.  But how can we accomplish this?  Sometimes our efforts to give them space seem feeble or our attempts to go out of ...

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GC Speaks: If Hollywood Made a Movie About Your Life. . .

Written by Maci Sepp Media by: Garrett Streeter   After the Academy Awards last weekend, there is a ton of hype about all the amazing films and dazzling performances from the past year.  Eddie Redmayne’s portrayal of Stephen Hawking took our breath away in “The Theory of Everything”, and Rosemund Pike astounded us as Amy Dunne in “Gone Girl”.  Biopics in particular seem to gain more and more popularity ...

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Let It Snow? How About No.

Written by Maci Sepp. Media by Jack Dawdy. Initially, when I think of the freezing cold that waits beyond my dorm doors, I start to hum the song “Baby It’s Cold Outside.”  I wish the cold could be more beautiful and harmonious like it sounds in the song.  Unfortunately, Greenville has been less like a “Winter Wonderland” than I would prefer.  It’s to the point where the first thing I think to say to people ...

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East Coast vs. Midwest

Written by Mary-Todd Christian. Media by Garrett Streeter. Coming to Illinois from Virginia, I knew I was going to encounter some unfamiliar territory. Here are a few differences, and unique things that this East Coast girl discovered since making her home in Illinois, and in the midst of these flyover states. “POP” This threw me for a loop the first time I heard the term. What’s ‘Pop’? On the East Coast, w ...

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GC Speaks- Would You Rather

Written by Mary-Todd Christian, Media by Jack Wang “Would You Rather…” the game that is most dreaded yet, most addictive. We went around asking Greenville College students and faculty difficult, and unique “would you rathers” from the captivating and ever-present Buzzfeed. Here are the answers we received! What would you rather do? 1. Would you rather have Cheeto fingers for the rest of your life, or a popc ...

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Movie Theater Do’s and Don’ts

Written by Maci Sepp. Media by Jack Dawdy. Nearly every time I go to the movies, I notice that there seems to be an unspoken etiquette that all moviegoers are expected to follow.  There are the basics like "don’t kick the chair in front of you" and "don’t answer a phone call," and yet other times the rules are a bit unclear.  Here are some do’s and don’ts that will help keep you and your friends in check ne ...

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Help! My Friend is in a Bad Relationship!

Written by Paige Farnworth, Media by Jack Wang It’s bound to happen. Because we love our friends so much, we are going to form immediate opinions about the people that they date. We want them to be loved in the way they deserve, but unfortunately, that does not always happen. We don’t want our friends to be in “bad relationships”, in any sense of the phrase. Some of our friends’ relationships may be rebound ...

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About Me: Paige Farnworth Opinion Section Editor

Hello, Papyrus readers! Your Opinions Section Editor here. My name is Paige Farnworth, but that is just one of my many titles.  Greenville College knows me as a senior English Education major who is preparing to graduate.  My high school students call me their student teacher Ms. Farnworth, Ms. F., or Professor Farnsworth from Futurama. Those involved with Greenville College’s online literary arts journal, ...

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GC Speaks Valentine’s Day

Written by Maci Sepp, Media by Jack Wang   Glistening red roses.  Giant teddy bears.  Chocolates in heart-shaped boxes.  Valentine’s Day has arrived, and the aura of love is in the air!  It’s that time of year when people are allowed to go over the top to get the most mushy, gushy gifts for their sweethearts.  Any other day, the big charades and proclamations of love may not be quite as socially accept ...

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Lincoln is my Homeboy

Written by Mary-Todd Christian and Paige Farnworth. Media by Jack Dawdy. You learned about him in school. You know his face. You’re jealous of his hat. For those of you from Illinois, you’ve probably been on at least one field trip to his museum(s), and had your ear talked off about him. With today being the beloved president’s birthday, we thought we would share ten reasons why Abraham Lincoln is our homeb ...

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