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Christianity in Light of Modern Warfare

Written by Leanna Westerhof. DM by Caitlyn Campbell. I had the chance to sit down with Dr. Ben Wayman, Assistant Professor of Theology this past week and discuss modern warfare in light of Christianity. Like many of you, I have no experience with war. My thoughts consisted of: “War is bad, but perhaps sometimes necessary. And killing is terrible.” But I have always had great respect and admiration for veter ...

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Pumpkin Flavored Frenzy

Written by Leanna Westerhof. Media by Rachel Koehnemann. Pumpkin bread, pumpkin coffee, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin pies, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin cream cheese… Every year when the autumn season rolls around, the pumpkin flavored frenzy begins. All of a sudden, stores, restaurants, and coffee shops offer pumpkin or apple flavored things on their shelves and menus. Is this just a ploy for resta ...

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GC to GU

Written by Johnathon Goodenow. Media by Rachel Koehnemann. It's been a while since Greenville College first announced its intent to become Greenville University during the fall of 2017. While students may be familiar with the new name and logo that will be implemented on Sept. 20, next year, there are a few more changes coming with this transition. A major reason for this change is that the word “college" i ...

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Approaching Social Justice

Written by Johnathon Goodenow. Media by Rachel Koehnemann. A group advocating for change is most successful if it can prove there is a problem and enact a working solution. BlackLivesMatter is a movement advocating against systematic racism. Recently, however, it has been closely associated with protesting police violence against the black community. If asked what the goal of the movement is, the average pe ...

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Native Americans Struggle to be Heard

Written and Media by Leanna Westerhof. The DAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline) is a $3.7 billion investment surrounded by controversy. It's expected to be fully functional at the end of 2016. It will carry 470,000 barrels of crude oil a day and transport oil from the Bakken region in N.D. to Patoka, Ill. The amount of oil coming out of the Bakken region in N.D. has caused transportation strains in the area. This ...

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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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