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GC Speaks: December 5th, 2012

Welcome to the 3rd issue of GC Speaks! This is where we ask the questions and YOU get to see what your fellow students had to say. With the release of the final installment of the blockbuster series Twilight, it's hard to go anywhere without seeing or hearing something related to the films. We at the Papyrus recently took a walk around campus asking students the question: Who is your favorite Twilight chara ...

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Is Journalism Black and White?

Written by Kristen Minshall. Gone are the days of the newspaper. There is no longer the need to put on your slippers and walk down the driveway to pick up your soggy paper. Information, news, and headlines are literally a click away. We have officially entered into the digital age. As Mark Cooper puts it, “The future is digital: text, not print; viral, not one-to-many; and, in critical ways, more global and ...

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A New Take on COR 401

Written by Michael Carlisle, Arley Cornell, Sarah Dothager, Jamie Harling, and Kate Leenerts. In 2004, Greenville College implemented a senior capstone course known as COR 401. When founded, COR 401 was an advanced integrative studies course that required students to research an issue and work with others in different fields of study. Since then, it has transformed into a class, which still requires integra ...

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Disaster and Sin

Written by Nathan Crews. These past few weeks, the devastation of Hurricane Sandy throughout the Northeast has been plastered across our TV screens and Twitter feeds. The scenes have been pretty gnarly. Flooding through the first floor with families trapped on the second. Houses wiped from foundations. It is pure and unadulterated devastation. Whether folks experienced the storm first hand or "experienced" ...

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A Response to Abortion: Why It’s Wrong

Written by David Justice. I would like to say upfront that in this article, my primary purpose is not to disagree with the article that I am responding to, nor to address the American political agendas that are intertwined with the issue of abortion. In fact, I agree with Justin Mulholland that children are gifts from God and that it is a tragic thing when an abortion occurs. I think, however, that, as Chri ...

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Overall Opinion of 2012 Campaigns

Written by Peter Huston. Now that the 2012 presidential election is over, I think we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief.  Not only because Barack Obama won reelection, but because it means an end to the campaigning and political advertising.  Barack Obama won the election by way of 332 electoral votes and 51 percent of the popular vote to Mitt Romney's 206 electoral votes and 48 percent of popular ...

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Digital Manipulation: An Easy Ethical Rating Scale

Written by Devon Meadows. I would consider digital manipulation, or photo manipulation, one of the world’s greatest tools.  As we look into the realm of photo manipulation as a whole, we will explore some of the mathematical qualities found in these photos and how scientists have interpreted them on a rating scale. What does the world think of photo manipulation? Throughout the decades, editors and photo re ...

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Abortion: Why It’s Wrong

Written by Justin Mulholland. Abortion is a topic that is being debated intensely all over the United States right now. People are choosing sides and taking stands like never before. Abortion is a very serious topic because it involves the health of an unborn baby and the health of the woman who is choosing whether to have an abortion or to keep the baby. Unfortunately, the country is divided on this topic ...

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A Non-Voter Responds

Written by Wes Bergen. Around election time, I often hear Christians ask each other, “Who would Jesus vote for?”  Presumably, this question is supposed to influence our individual decisions.  Since we’re good evangelicals who ask “what would Jesus do?” in situations we’re unsure about, it makes sense that we recourse to this question when it comes to politics.  Whenever I hear it, though, I want to bring up ...

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Why You Should Vote

Written by  Scott Neumann & Richard Huston. We have the awesome responsibility of selecting the leader of the world’s lone superpower.  People clamor (some rebel) for the opportunity to vote in their country.  Others, who aspire to be U.S. citizens, but are not yet, yearn for the opportunity to vote here.  Multitudes around the world have little hope of affecting the direction of their country.  We cann ...

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