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In August 2013, the Obama Administration announced that it would be putting together a list of colleges that ranks universities based on their value for their students’ dollar. The Student Press Law Center requested that the government consider how ...

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Commencement ceremonies send off students in positive fashion


For the students who will be walking across the stage at this semester’s commencement ceremonies, all the hard work they put into their undergrad degree culminates in one piece of paper. But that simple document is a representation of the time and ... Read More


University versus state


At Grand Valley State University, there is a strict no-weapon policy on campus. Though it is legal in Michigan to openly carry a firearm or have a permit for a concealed weapon, this is still not allowed for anyone on the university campus. Read More




Photos of the Week

  • President Haas hosts a toast with the graduating seniors at the Ebarhard Center in Downtown Grand Rapids. Students shared conversation and pictures with President Haas during the tear-jerking event. GVL/Kevin ...
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  • Briauna Taylor. GVL/Kevin Sielaff
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  • Grand Valley Dodgeball; back to back national championshps. GVL/Courtesy - Nicole Bailey.
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  • Grand Valley Physical Therapy student Ashley Vandenberg races with eight year old Keagan Curtis during the "Wheel Run Together" 5K on Saturday. Keagan's parents follow behind to support their son. GVL ...
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  • Grand Valley Physical Therapy students (from left) Emily King, Brett Kain, and Ashley Vandenberg race with eight year old Keagan Curtis and his parents during the "Wheel Run Together" 5K on Saturday. ...
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  • Zachary Leinonen defends his case during a mock trial which took place inside the multi-purpose room in the Mary Idema Pew Library. GVL/Kevin Sielaff
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  • GVL/Marissa Dillon
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  • The relay for life event, which was held inside the Fieldhouse, aimed to raise awarness and celebrate those who survive the disease of cancer. GVL/Courtesy Peter Chhum
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  • Senior Lexi Rice forehands the ball during Saturday morning's match against Wayne State University; Rice was playing doubles with her partner Carola Orna (junior). GVL / Hannah Mico.
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  • GVL/Kevin Sielaff #11 Ali Dixon
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  • GVL/Kevin Sielaff #16 Sarah Lowe #22 Kali Heller-Spencer
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  • The 2014 Laker football team gather for the annual Spring Classic in the Kelly Turf Building; the players scrimmaged while the crowd participated in fun activities. Coach Mitchell. GVL/Kevin Sielaff
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  • Freshman Erika Bradfield fights off an AIC defender during the DII National-Semifinals. GVL / Robert Mathews
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  • GVL / Hannah Mico David Nail performs in the Fieldhouse Arena on Thursday night as part of his Country Deep Tour.
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  • The Lakers were victorious in their match against Roberts Wesleyan on Monday, with a concluding score of 17-4. GVL / Hannah Mico.
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News

Informational Freedom


In August 2013, the Obama Administration announced that it would be putting together a list of colleges that ranks universities based on their value for their students’ dollar. The Student Press Law Center requested that the government consider how ... Read More

Sports

Lakers blasted by Ashland, but earn split


The Grand Valley State University softball team split a doubleheader with Ashland University on Wednesday afternoon, but walked home from the games with a sensation much more wholesome and satisfying than having kissed a sister. Read More

Laker Life

Concert shows that GVSU is a little bit country


“Are there any country music fans in the house tonight?” An eruption of ear-piercing screams from Grand Valley State University students, community members and B-93.7 listeners answered the question posed by country musician Sam Hunt. Yes, there ... Read More

Opinion

PARTING ADVICE FROM THE LANTHORN


The time has almost come. Students, faculty and staff, about one more week and you've made it through another (perhaps your last) academic year. Congratulations! Read More