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In God We Trust: Campaigns and Christ

Written by Carrie Baker. Media by Kayla Morton. Dr. Ben Carson is not the leading Republican nominee for the Presidential candidacy. In fact, he’s currently fourth in the 2016 polls, quite a ways behind the Republican front-runner, Donald Trump. As a neurosurgeon, author, public speaker and philanthropist, Carson may not have the majority vote or the most political experience, but he sure seems to be drawin ...

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Politics and Student Life

Written by Leanna Westerhof. Media by Kayla Morton.   For many of us this upcoming election will be our first opportunity to vote for the next President of the United States. Who else is terrified? Politics is a heavy, confusing topic that sets your head spinning. It is full of hidden meanings, firm opinions, and lots of legislation and numbers. Senator Kyle McCarter visited campus on Friday, February ...

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It’s Not a Small World: Three Reasons Students Should Study Abroad

Written by Johnathon Goodenow. Media by Kayla Morton.   Studying at a college or university has many advantages that are often overlooked by students. One is the ability to study abroad. The cost can be discouraging, but here are three reasons why the experience is worth it. Challenging Your Beliefs While being in a foreign country, it is likely that you will come into contact with ideas and beliefs th ...

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Beat Stress and the Second Semester Slump

Written by Carrie Baker. Media by Kayla Morton. Second semester is starting up in full force and as weeks go by, students start to feel weighed down by the build up of homework, projects, quizzes and tests. Not only do these students combat academic pressures, but more times than not, they also balance other commitments like clubs, organizations, athletics and jobs. By the time college students finish these ...

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The Culture of Coffee

Written by Leanna Westerhof. Media by Kayla Morton.   As we start the second semester some of us are already dreading our classes and workload. Some of us require that extra boost of caffeine in the morning in order to make it to class without looking like a zombie. You know the people that I am talking about; the frequent visitors to Jo’s Java who bring their coffee to class with them every day. Howev ...

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Voices of the In-Between (Growing Up Biracial Pt. 1)

Written and Media by Mary Todd Christian The topic of race is still prevalent today in our culture. Even though our country greatly progressed, I think we can look at the unrest in Ferguson and even to the recent events at Mizzou, and see conflicts of race are probably always going to be a relevant issue that’s not going to die down anytime soon. However, the issue isn’t always “black and white” and this is ...

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English Major Life: Why It’s Awesome

Written by Juliana Bringer. Media by Mary Todd Christian Deciding to become an English major can be difficult due to preconceptions and memories of high school English classes. However, college English is different. It is more focused on the things you want to learn than the items required in school growing up. I've been an English major for the majority of my college career, and I love it. The classes and ...

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And He Shall Reign: Messiah 2015

Written and Media by Mary Todd Christian Each year as the air starts to cool, and the Christmas season rolls around, the Greenville College Music Department starts preparing for one of the most important performances of the school year. Students and community members squeeze their way onto the stage in Whitlock Recital Hall with scores in hand ready to sing. For some, the music is brand new, and for others ...

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How to Survive Illinois in the Winter

Written and Media by Mary Todd Christian We haven't quite made it out of fall yet, but before we know it, winter will be upon us. For those who have grown up experiencing an Illinois winter, this is no big deal. Then there are some such as myself who are still adjusting to the Midwest winters. While I've only spent two winters in Illinois, I quickly learned a few tips to help survive winter during the schoo ...

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It’s Just a Red Cup

Written by Juliana Bringer. Media by Mary Todd Christian. Recently, Starbucks released their new annual holiday season red cup. This year’s design is a simple ombre effect going from bright red to a dark cranberry. However, some people have taken this new cup as an offense, stating that Starbucks is furthering a “War on Christmas.” There have been rants about this across the internet from people on either s ...

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