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Original thinking is simply being yourself

Jen Bradwell, design editor
September 26, 2014
Filed under Opinion

In middle school, I had this pair of Vans with pink elephants on them that I wore almost every day. I recently came to the realization that those pink elephant shoes have been the ultimate defining trait of my life. While most kids were gliding around in their tennis shoes, here I was, wearing these... Read more »

From the sports editor…

Veronica Payne, co-editor-in-chief/sports editor
September 26, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Heading into the football game Saturday, I was confident the football team would win against unranked Marian University.  I honestly didn’t know why I was going to cover it given the No. 1 ranking Grand View held outweighed non-ranking Marian University, but I thought I should because, hey, who doesn’t... Read more »

Student loans: weigh your options

Kalli McCann, news editor
September 26, 2014
Filed under Opinion

The current balance stated at the bottom of a financial letter is every college student’s worst nightmare. Scholarships, family support and grants are extremely helpful when entering the start of a new school year. While that money is up for grabs for only a certain number of recipients, others must... Read more »

Overheard conversations tee-off driven woman

Leila Rush, Online/Marketing Editor
September 19, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Bartending at a golf course has it perks, but it also has its disadvantages. Having to spend the day in the smoldering heat, waiting hand and foot on ungrateful guests and heavy lifting aren’t necessarily my idea of a good time. However, the one thing that always gets me worked up is how often I hear,... Read more »

Take time to marvel at the talents, minds of others

Laura Goettsch, copy editor
September 19, 2014
Filed under Opinion

During the past three years on campus, I have become friends with art majors and science majors alike. In doing so I have come to realize how big of a privilege it is to watch various minds at work, a privilege we often don’t realize we are taking for granted. Just the other day one of my artistic... Read more »

Three cheers for five-ish years, second chances, decisions

Veronica Payne, co-editor-in-chief/sports editor
September 14, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Here we go. This is it. My last, first editorial of the school year. I am so incredibly excited for this school year and to be serving as co editor-in-chief and as sports editor. Summer was not sweet to me. We butted heads throughout the months and disagreed a lot, even with me raising my voice more... Read more »

Change in mindset leads to big opportunities

Theresa Macdonald, co-editor-in-chief/photo editor
September 14, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Earlier this summer I was faced with the challenge of getting an internship. It was the summer before my senior year and everyone I knew had an amazing internship full of opportunities and great experiences. The situation was different for me though, I had a summer full of classes I needed to take... Read more »

Big changes are on the way

April 18, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Another year has come and gone for The Grand Views and as your next co-editor-in-chief and sports editor for edition 69 next year, I promise Theresa and I won’t let campus down. That being said, we will be bringing a new look to edition 69. We will be pushing more controversial stories and editorials,... Read more »

A toast: to learning as we go

Theresa Macdonald, photo editor
April 18, 2014
Filed under Opinion

I find it difficult to believe roughly 224 days ago I was sitting in my home away from home, The Grand Views room, writing about how I have so much to be thankful for. In the past 224 days we have grown as individuals and that can mean different things for some. From growing academically in the classrooms,... Read more »

A thank you: to nine superb individuals

Laura Goettsch, editor-in-chief
April 18, 2014
Filed under Opinion

With this school year coming to a close we are preparing to embark on new adventures as we leave this year behind. However, I cannot write my last editorial as editor-in-chief without giving a shout-out to the team that made this year so amazing. This may only make sense to the individuals I’m writing... Read more »

Don’t let people who suck get you down in the muck

Veronica Payne, Features Editor
April 11, 2014
Filed under Opinion

I am not a bitter person. I like most people. I give them a chance. But what I’ve come to find is most people just suck. They let you down by saying they will do something, but then don’t follow through with it. Your whole life was depending on this one action for them to make, but didn’t, so... Read more »

Chemistry: the crucial element in life

Travis Barton, Sports Editor
April 11, 2014
Filed under Opinion

As our canine-like noses perk up at the scent of the coming summer, one of the great themes I remove from this unpredictable yet thriving school year is the significance of that most frustrating subject:  chemistry. Typically I associate chemistry with junior year of high school in my dreaded third... Read more »