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The Remnant Part 5

The Remnant Part 2

During the spring semester of 2020, Grove City College was forced to close its doors and send students home due to COVID-19. But there were those of us who could not go home for one reason or another. We were “The Remnant.” During the months of online classes, I journaled about the events (or lack […]

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The Remnant Part 1

On March 16, 2020, the COVID-19 outbreak reached a point that prompted the Grove to close its doors and move to online classes. Despite valiant efforts from the Grove City faculty to keep the Grove open, the governor of Pennsylvania issued a state-wide stay at home order that forced schools to shut down. While most […]


Leaving a Tropical Paradise for Grove City College

Grove City College is home to students from all over the world. Here on campus, I have friends not only from all over the United States, but also from Hungary, Singapore, China, and even Australia. I am from Hawaii. While not as far as Australia, Hawaii is still very out of the way of Grove […]


Event Spotlight: Humans Vs. Zombies

Imagine a quiet afternoon in Grove City. Most students are peacefully heading to and from their classes without a care in the world. But for a few students, an apocalypse is brewing. These students carry Nerf blasters and sock-balls to defend themselves. They quickly slink between buildings, checking corners and dashing across clearings. There are […]

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