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To Kneel or Not To Kneel? Part 2

Written by Taylor Kaufmann. DM by Leanna Westerhof. On a Sunday morning in late September of this year, David Hawkins, pastor of Living the Word Church in Collinsville, IL was pulled over in his vehicle after leaving church. The officer approached his vehicle with his hand on his pistol. The officer asked Hawkins, “Do you know why I pulled you over?” To which Hawkins replied, “No sir, I do not.” Hawkins des ...

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The Aftermath of Hurricanes

Written by Johnathon Goodenow. Media by Bobby Neal. Hurricane Matthew left the U.S. and is no longer directly damaging cities. Its aftermath, however, left a mark physically and financially.  There's been an estimate of 44 deaths in the U.S. and more than 800 deaths in the Caribbean. Between destruction in the Caribbean islands and those in Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas, it's estimated that damages co ...

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To Kneel Or Not To Kneel? Part 1

Written and Media by Tymber Gabbert. "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." – Abraham Lincoln Racial inequality. Gender inequality. Freedom of Speech. These are the claims individuals are making as to why kneeling during the playing of the national anthem at sporting events has become a norm. Yes, these issues exist ...

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Dangers of Tattoos

Written by Leanna Westerhof. DM by Caitlyn Campbell. Tattoos are seen in many different lights. Some people consider them cool or artistic, others see them as reminders or symbols of events that have shaped them, and parents might see them as their kids acting out. People get tattoos for all kinds of reasons, some of them might seem like stupid reasons while others of them have deeper meanings behind them. ...

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Presidential Debate

Written by Johnathon Goodenow. Media by Caitlyn Campbell. The first presidential debate of this election cycle aired a couple weeks ago and people have extremely different opinions about what happened on the stage that night. Instead of getting into details about how the debate itself was run and how the candidates acted towards each other and the moderator, I would like to focus on some of the points that ...

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The Adventures of Dorm Life

Written by Leanna Westerhof. DM by Rachel Koehnemann. If you've lived in a college dorm, you're familiar with being in a small space, communal bathrooms, bunk beds, people yelling down the hall, and music being played throughout the day. Living in a dorm is a unique experience that many look back on with very fond memories. However, there are many students living it right now and can’t wait to get an apartm ...

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Ryan Lochte: Lies or Truth?

Written by Leanna Westerhof. DM by Caitlyn Campbell.   This summer in the 2016 Rio Olympics the big news wasn’t the amazing performances of athletes all across the globe. Rather it was about four U.S. swimmers who first reported that they were robbed by Brazilians posing as police officers, but then later changed their stories. It was an embarrassing and confusing time for the United States and for Bra ...

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Cool GC Classes

Written by Leanna Westerhof. DM by Rachel Koehnemann. Underwater Bible Study, Psychology of Skiing, Cuisine and Culture, and Filmmakers of the Caribbean are all unique classes available at Greenville College. They are fun, enlightening, AND you get credit for taking them. What could be better? Greenville College, a Christ-centered liberal arts institution where our amazing, intelligent, fun, and quirky prof ...

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Censoring the Internet

Written by Johnathon Goodenow. Media by Rachel Koehnemann. In recent weeks, it's been revealed that YouTube has been demonetizing videos that discuss certain topics, use adult language, and other little things that previously were of no concern. These actions that YouTube has taken against large content creators have left people thinking that Google is beginning to censor what political topics can be tackle ...

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Keeping Competition Healthy

Written by Johnathon Goodenow. Media by James Hudson. Many people are naturally competitive. No matter what it is that we are doing, we always want to be the first, the best, or the winner. While this tendency may have its benefits sometimes, it is not necessarily a mindset that we should always be in.   Over the summer, many of us had the opportunity to watch Olympians such as Michael Phelps compete a ...

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