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Opinion: 2nd Presidential Debate

Opinion: 2nd Presidential Debate

October 24, 2016 – 5:58 pm | No Comment


by Brooke Biggins
Another presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has come and gone. This debate took place just days after a video was released displaying vulgar comments about women that Tr

ump made. Though …

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Opinion: So What About Gary Johnson and Jill Stein?

October 24, 2016 – 6:02 pm | No Comment

By Natalia Kurkova

The election hype is on the rise as November approaches. Dialogues unfold regarding changes if Clinton or Trump come to power. The media bash both candidates. Both candidates insult each other. Some citizens claim that neither of the two candidates are good enough to be president, thus deciding not to vote at all.

But what about Gary Johnson? Johnson is the nominee for president from the Libertarian Party. He is a businessman, owner of Big-J Enterprises and has served as governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003. While governor, he was under the Republican Party. He began his candidacy at the beginning of the year as a Republican, later, switching to become a Libertarian. He supports the Libertarianism and minarchism philosophies. Overall, he is conservative, believing in limited government. As governor, he lowered taxes and did not raise them throughout his terms.

Among some of Johnson’s political stances for his campaign are: He is in favor of gun rights, opposes Obamacare, opposes stricter criminal sentencing, agrees to create a citizenship pathway for illegal immigrants, favors the privatization of social security, opposes higher and double taxation and opposes the expansion of the military. Johnson is against military interventions and is therefore against American involvement in Iran and Afghanistan. When it comes to religion, Johnson opposes religious practices at schools, yet believes that the United States should not stray away from its religious roots, the roots that resulted in the creation of the nation.

Another underdog in the upcoming 2016 elections is the Green Party candidate, Jill Stein. Stein is a physician, doctor and researcher. She has been the Green Party candidate for governor in Massachusetts in 2002 and 2010.

As the name of the party suggests, Stein supports “going green,” is working on environment conservation and strives to create renewable energy jobs. As president, she claims she would create tuition-free public education and a single-payer public health insurance program. Her other goals are to eliminate destructive energy extraction, expand women’s rights, defend indigenous people and tribes and their land, create an easier citizenship process for immigrants, reduce military spending and eliminate unauthorized surveillance.

Turns out, options other than Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump exist. Why are we not hearing about them? When was the last time you saw either Gary Johnson’s or Jill Stein’s ad on TV? What if all the citizens who decided not to vote, or are not in support of either the Republican or Democrat candidates, instead, voted for one of the candidates that does not get media attention? One that does not scream the loudest?

Fall Events

October 24, 2016 – 5:54 pm | No Comment
Fall Events

The Kercher’s Apple Orchard event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. It is at Kercher’s Sunrise Orchards, 19498 Co Rd 38, Goshen, Ind. Students will be able to …

Opinion: Should Christians Celebrate Haloween

October 24, 2016 – 5:53 pm | No Comment
Opinion: Should Christians Celebrate Haloween

by Katelyn Minder
“Halloween: noun, the evening of October 31; the eve of All Saints’ Day; All Hallows Eve: observed especially by children in costumes who solicit candy,” often by threatening minor pranks. Sounds pretty harmless, …

Opinion: Presidential Debate

October 4, 2016 – 12:26 am | No Comment
Opinion: Presidential Debate

By Katelyn Minder
Monday night, many Americans fired up their televisions to watch the first presidential debate. In all fairness, the candidates were extremely reality TV-esque, both yelling and over-talking the other. Poor Lester Holt had …

Prof ’90s Q & A

October 4, 2016 – 12:20 am | No Comment
Prof ’90s Q & A

Brent Mencarelli
1. Favorite TV Show?
-Boy Meets World
 2. Favorite Friends character?
3. Favorite clothing store to shop at?
4. Favorite Clothing Item?
-Carpenter Jeans
5. Favorite ‘90s song?
-“Closing Time”
6. Favorite candy?
-Pop Rocks
7. Favorite ‘90s dance move?
-didn’t dance
8. What car did you …

World Suicide Prevention Day

September 19, 2016 – 3:11 pm | No Comment
World Suicide Prevention Day

By Abigail Moellering
            Over 800,000 people in the world die by suicide every year. In the United States, suicide rates are at a 30-year high (according to a study done by the New York Times). …

Get to Know the Student Body President, Jonah Pettet

September 4, 2016 – 1:18 am | No Comment
Get to Know the Student Body President, Jonah Pettet

By Lydia Gard
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year: 4th year senior
Hometown: Bourbonnais, Ill.
SB: What is your favorite aspect of Grace College?
JP: I really love the intentionality of the community here… both students and staff really care about …

Can God Fix This? (Hosea 14:1–9)

April 18, 2016 – 1:49 pm | No Comment
Can God Fix This? (Hosea 14:1–9)

by Tiberius Rata
“Return, O Israel, to the LORD your God,
For you have stumbled because of your iniquity”
Hosea 14:1 
Have you ever sinned and wondered if God can still forgive you even though you have rebelled against …

Opinion: The Movie “Believe Me”

April 4, 2016 – 12:11 pm | No Comment
Opinion: The Movie “Believe Me”

by Jordyn Stowers
One life skill that I appreciate is the ability to be able to laugh at your own foolishness instead of taking offence. If you need help in this skill, the movie “Believe Me” …

Opinion: The Movie “Believe Me”

April 4, 2016 – 12:08 pm | No Comment
Opinion: The Movie “Believe Me”

by Kylie Tester
The film “Believe Me” proved to be more thought-provoking than I had initially expected. While it was full of offensive stereotypes regarding the Christian faith that I admittedly caught myself laughing at, there …

Ventured into Unfolded Places

March 21, 2016 – 2:45 pm | No Comment
Ventured into Unfolded Places

by Emma Mitchell

Matthew had to adapt to several cultural traditions, one of which was eating 12 assorted ethnic foods. He also visited an Islamic mosque, learning about how Muslims pray. “I felt intrusive sitting in …

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