Campus Life Blog

Which one is best for you? Getting an education beyond high school is extremely valuable in this day and age for many reasons. For instance, high school graduates make on...

The MLK Dinner and Jazz event took place on Martin Luther King day in the lobby of the Shaw center. Campus minister, Matt Frizzell, said he was hoping enough people would come...

Chicken Sisters

January 21, 2015

The Chicken Sisters is a locally own store in Lamoni that repurposes things into decorations and various sundries. They are only open one weekend a month. Last time they had l...

Winning Football Team In the fall of 2013, Graceland’s football team had a not so great season if you measure success in terms of wins and losses. Putting it nicely, it...

    Over all this has been such an amazing experience for me. Going to Belize to do yoga is not bad for my first time out of the country(: I never thought that I...

Where to Eat in Lamoni

January 20, 2015

  The Commons and the Swarm are great but sometimes it's nice to get off campus and eat out. New students still don't know what kinds of things there are ar...

Today was our first day doing yoga on the beach - kind of. There was this concrete platform just outside of the Tipsy Tuna restaurant off the beach that we practiced on. It wa...

Hockey Night in Des Moines

January 20, 2015

Winter Term 2015 COSA sponsored a trip to Des Moines to watch an Iowa Wild hockey game. Around forty students signed up for a free ticket, soda, popcorn, hot dog ...

We woke up around 7:30 this morning and walked down the street over to the river. Once we were on the boat we headed off towards the sea. About half way to our destination, th...

    Today we got went to a cacao farm! When we got there, it looked liked a small house, but that is exactly what it was. The house is a organic cacao farm where...

  We got up bright and early and left for the tours. Half of the group went to cave tubing and zip lining, and the other half of us went to see mayan ruins and then...

Today we got to go on a tour of a Banana Farm! We left around 9, got in a big school bus, and headed down the Peninsula. When we first arrived, we saw so many trees that looke...

  Some of the new students at Graceland complain about how there’s nothing to do in Lamoni. They come from all over the world; many from large towns and big citi...

  School can be stressful sometimes. Often times, your homework piles up until you feel like your drowning in it. Some stressors you can avoid, and some you can’t....

On our fifth day in Placencia Village, Linda DeBarthe took us to this beautiful yoga studio to learn about therapeutic yoga styles. Therapeutic yoga involves stagnant yoga pos...

Just when you think you know everything there is to eat around here, you learn something new.  We talked to some townies about what their favorite things to eat in Lamoni a...

  Text books are one of the biggest and most over looked costs of college.  I recommend buying your own books rather than sharing with someone, because you never kn...

Helping others is a rewarding and beautiful experience.  Not only do other people benefit, but you can benefit too.  It will make you feel good about yourself, and act...

  80% of college students will change their major at least once. It's hard to pick a major when you're in high school, and most people have no idea what to expec...

Operation: Get to Belize

January 5, 2015

When I got to the airport Monday morning it was about 5:15 am..yes early. After everyone arrived we checked in and headed towards our terminal. Boarding our first plane was no...

Yes, We Know It's Cold

November 19, 2013

How to Survive Love Winter in Iowa For some of us, whether we like the cold or not, we are somewhat used to winter in Iowa: the snow, the sleet, the wind… the painfu...