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Host with the most: GCU aims to wow national TV

January 13, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

The Havocs always seem excited, but it may reach beyond excited on Saturday. It’s the first time GCU will host ESPN for a national broadcast, a 7 p.m. men’s basketball game against Tarleton, and they have special plans to put on their best zany. Decked in neon for the occasion, dancing to a light show, the Havocs will join GCU’s cheerleaders, dance team and band to show the ESPNU audience what a Lopes party is all about. “Everything will be a full go,” said Havocs vice president Cole Baker.

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Sophomores carry high hopes for an eventful year

September 01, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

You couldn’t wipe the smiles off their faces. Sophomores who missed out on the full energy of GCU’s campus because of pandemic restrictions last year said they are raring to go this fall, and they like what they are seeing during Welcome Week. “I’m just really excited to see our community coming back, because it’s really what pulled me to the school,” said sophomore Jac Trboyevich.

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Havocs leaders ready to jump-start basketball season

November 24, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Leading one of the nation’s most exuberant student cheering sections is like riding a wild bronco. But Havoc leaders Joshua Gillespie, president, and Grace Haskins, social media coordinator, say what makes the section great is they work in unison with that wild energy. The group will burst out of the gates Wednesday night in the first men’s basketball game at GCU Arena, scaled back in size for the pandemic but not tamped down in enthusiasm.

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White House internship was in family’s DNA

January 31, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Kara Morrow is the first GCU Honors College student to be selected for a White House internship. The 2018 graduate is surrounded by exceptional students. Her sister, Kelsey, is a 2015 GCU graduate slated to complete chiropractor school in May, and her brother, Kaleb, a GCU freshman, is a National Merit Finalist and an aspiring forensic scientist.

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Students mix fun, giving at Hanging of the Greens

November 29, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

More than 3,000 students turned out for the winter formal, Hanging of the Greens, featuring dining, dancing, crafting snow globes, savoring GCBC hot chocolate in four flavors, letter writing to home with postage paid by the Canyon Activities Board (CAB), and notes to the homeless for the Can you Spare a Story initiative. “It is beautiful how they didn’t just make it a dance,’’ said senior Stephanie Fairchild. “They incorporated the arts and crafts and Can You Spare a Story. That is heartwarming.’’

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Spirits are high as new Havocs leaders gear up

August 17, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Before they can even get unpacked, Havocs leaders have a message for new and returning GCU students: “We want you!’’ Indeed, maintaining the incredible spirit of the Havocs is an all-in enterprise. “It takes every single student,’’ Havocs Co-President Jake Bradshaw said. The learning process begins on Thursday at Lope-A-Palooza, an incredibly entertaining event featuring Thunder, the Cheer and Dance teams, the Thundering Heard Pep Band and the Havocs. It is the perfect time for students — who all are inherently Havocs — to learn the chants and movements that give the Lopes a home-field and home-court advantage.

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Dance Whisperer Genung-Koch has team on move

July 25, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University Dance team coach Jacque Genung-Koch is the driving force behind the phenomenal success of the program, which integrates with the Cheer team, Thunder, the Havocs and the band for a highly charged atmosphere at athletic contests and campus and community events. She says there’s more anticipation than ever for this year.

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Paint Night: Students’ brush with creativity

July 18, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University summer school students reveled in the opportunity to chat, munch on refreshments and channel their inner van Gogh at Paint Night, a Canyon Activities Board-sponsored event. The results were amazing: bold, colorful canvases, from black birds against a sunset to a baby blue narwhal to a prickly pear cactus and a giant pineapple.

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