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Stumped by Trump

Written by Carrie Baker. Media by Kayla Morton. The bid for the presidential nomination is certainly in full swing as the 2016 primaries and caucuses are underway. While there are five total candidates duking it out in the race for the presidency, it’s clear that most of the attention seems to be focused on one candidate in particular, Donald J. Trump. Trump took the country by surprise last June when he fo ...

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What the Frack?

Written by Leanna Westerhof. Media by Kayla Morton. Fracking is a controversial topic, except what is fracking? Fracking is short for hydraulic fracking, which is a type of drilling for natural gas and oil. Fracking has been going on commercially for 65 years. It involves drilling a mile or more below the surface and then drilling sideways for about a thousand feet. Typically, they drill into shale and rock ...

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Youtubers Vs. Copyrights

Written by Johnathon Goodenow. Media by Kayla Morton. Copyright law is a strange area to get into on the internet. It's easy for people to copy and repost articles, images and videos that they don’t own the rights to. Because the internet is so large, they can easily profit off of other peoples’ work. That is why there is a copyright flagging system on YouTube, but it is easily abused by corporations. Fine ...

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W-O-M-E-N Does Not Spell Feminism

Written by Carrie Baker. Media by Kayla Morton. There has certainly been a lot of talk about women lately. Not only is March 2016, Women’s History Month, but this past week, women around the globe celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD). While it was refreshing to see so much positivity about the strength of women and our growing roles in society, I also saw and heard some comments that were disheartenin ...

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Choosing My Major

Written by Susanna Bowers. Media by Kayla Morton. If I could choose to start over, would I still be an education major? I’m a senior majoring in elementary education. I chose this major when I came in as a freshman and I’ve stuck with it throughout my college career. I’ve completed all the classes that I’m required to take for this major. I’ve discussed classroom management scenarios, analyzed student work ...

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Brotherhood Through Nerdiness

Written by Johnathon Goodenow. Media by Kayla Morton. Those who play online or role-playing games are often labeled as “nerds." An antisocial personality can sometimes be associated with those who play these games. However, gaming can be social. Most of my socializing in high school happened during classes, sports or lunch. I rarely interacted with friends outside of school, except for the rare occasion of ...

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The Primary Problem

Written by Johnathon Goodenow. Media by Kayla Morton. Primary results are rolling in as the Republican and Democratic parties continue choosing a candidate to run for the presidency in the November election. The process that allows the public to have a say in which candidates run for office is similar for both parties. However, the way the parties use these systems is vastly different. Since this is the fir ...

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Ring By Spring

Written by Carrie Baker. Media by Kayla Morton. Spring is right around the corner. Just as the first showers of spring start to come, college campuses come to life! The grass turns greener, the skies get bluer, snow starts to melt and flowers start to blossom. But, rosebuds aren’t the only things starting to pop up on college campuses second semester. No, once spring has sprung, more and more young men “pop ...

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Just Look Up

Written by Leanna Westerhof. Media by Kayla Morton. How many of us go on with our lives without ever looking up? It seems like it is the last place we ever expect to see anything worthwhile. This is the opposite of the truth. We have the opportunity to see the galaxy and wonder of God’s creation. I don’t know where you are from and how clear the night sky is in your hometown, but here in Greenville, I urge ...

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Thinking With Community

Written by Jonathon Goodenow. Media by Kayla Morton. When we, as students, have free time, we often don’t consider challenging ourselves to think. After all, why would we want to? Isn’t coursework enough? However, taking the time to reflect can create discussion throughout a college community and allow God to break through distractions.  When the Cinematic Conversations class (CC@GC) met to discuss films fo ...

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