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Last Lecture focuses on hope, storytelling

GVL/Kevin Sielaff Professor Charles Pazdernik and his former student Erin Veltman reflect upon their class

Last Lecture focuses on hope, storytelling


According to Aristotle, the function of tragedy is to evoke both pity and fear. Grand Valley State University classics professor Charles Pazdernik addressed the tragedy of his summer bike accident before a crowd of students and community members ...

Latest News


The giving season


This time of year, the transition from fall to winter, is often thought of as the giving season. With Thanksgiving and the holiday season calling for food, clothing and gift donations for the less fortunate, it is only fitting for Grand Valley State ...

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GVSU alumnus produces award-winning film


In 1998 at a restaurant in Los Angeles, two friends sat together sipping drinks dreaming of the day when they would take over Hollywood. From this point, Myles Sorenson and Grand Valley State University alumnus Clifford Fields went their separate ...

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GVSU advances to Elite Eight, gets revenge


Kaitlyn Wolters lasered a two-handed shot over the net, to the weak-side corner and just inside the line. In one set-winning play, Wolters and her Grand Valley State teammates seemed to send a message to their rivals on the other side: not this year.

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News

GV preps for winter weather


For the first time in its history, Grand Valley State University closed for a day in November due to weather. With record amounts of snow fall adding up to almost 3 feet, an unprecedented amount for this early in the winter season, GVSU cancelled ...

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Sports

GVSU beats UCM, returns to Final Four


The Grand Valley State women’s soccer team went up against an undefeated Wisconsin-Parkside in the Sweet Sixteen. The Lakers won. The Grand Valley State women’s soccer team went up against an undefeated Central Missouri team in the Elite ...

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Student Life

GVSU alumnus produces award-winning film


In 1998 at a restaurant in Los Angeles, two friends sat together sipping drinks dreaming of the day when they would take over Hollywood. From this point, Myles Sorenson and Grand Valley State University alumnus Clifford Fields went their separate ...

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Opinion

FROSTY RETURNS


Whether you’re ready or not, it appears that winter is quickly advancing toward West Michigan. Though the snow melted over the weekend, this is likely only a brief reprieve. We at the Lanthorn encourage students to take this time to get any last ...

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