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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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The Broken Election System in America

Written by Peter Huston. Over the course of the last several years, I have grown tired of always hearing about political campaigns.  Don't get me wrong, I enjoy hearing about politics and different issues, but it seems like the 2012 presidential campaign has been going on for the past four years, and to some degree it has been.  The official start of the campaign was in May of 2011, when the Republican Prim ...

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GC Speaks

 Welcome to GC Speaks!  This is where we ask the questions and YOU get to see what your fellow students had to say. The leaves are turning and jackets are beginning to make their seasonal debut, so we recently took a stroll around campus asking students what it is that they look forward to most with the beginning of the fall and winter seasons. Here's what they had to say:   Zach-  "I don't really know. I'm ...

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Candidate Attacks on Morality: Is it Right?

by Halie Miller. All over the nation, people are gearing up for Nov. 6. While the heat is on to win the vote of the undecided, those still unsure keep in mind the candidates’ stances on controversial issues. Of all the topics of current political debate, few are as controversial as gay marriage, and each candidate has a drastically different stance on the issue. President Barack Obama is the first sitting p ...

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File Sharing – an Ethical Dilemma

Written by Arley Cornell. File sharing is REAL. It’s REAL, everybody. People share their files, and they don’t get in trouble for it. It’s an undeniable reality that you don’t need to read about anymore – everyone does it or has done it. I am guilty. I have pirated everything from movies to music to applications to TV shows... even software that allows me to evade the GC network so I can find torrents that ...

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Thumbs are Talking: Addicted to Texting

Written by Kristin Minshall. Remember house phones? It is strange to think that landline telephones have become almost obsolete. Think back to the days where you had to pick up a phone, punch in the number manually, and wait for someone to answer. My generation grew up this way, but by the time we reached middle school, everything changed. Texting is the new norm. Now our thumbs do the talking. Text messagi ...

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Euka Wadlington

Written by Hoss Dossett and Haley Fahrner Euka Wadlington is a prisoner at the Greenville Federal Correctional Institution.He is serving a life sentence for his alleged involvement in a cocaine ring. The crimes of which he was convicted were nonviolent, and the evidence seems to have been basically nonexistent. He was convicted based on the testimonies of other drug dealers in the area—drug dealers who were ...

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Why Vote: The Student Perspective

Written By: Ethan Ford Why Vote? As the presidential election looms, the public is inundated with mudslinging ads from every media source possible. Even Twitter is not safe from a promoted Romney or Obama Tweet! This nonstop barrage is often met with annoyance and scorn from my peers, who say things like, “Politics are dumb,” or “I don’t care about politics.” If they are referring to the partisanship and po ...

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Libertarians: Crusaders For Freedom or Crazy Idealists?

Written by Ethan Ford. If you are like me and spend any amount of time paying attention to American politics, you might understand when I say that the current two-party system can be incredibly frustrating. Congress bickers like kindergarteners, making it extremely hard for anything to get done since one side will stonewall the other if a law proposed by the other side gains any traction. It is also clear, ...

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