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New student organization aims to provide holiday relief for homeless

Erin O'Rourke, Kellie Abraham, Allyson Schomer of Packing Hope organizes a bake sale. GVL/Brianna Olson.

New student organization aims to provide holiday relief for homeless

Packing Hope is a student organization that was recently established in October. Club president and founder Erin O’Rourke was inspired to help the homeless after being approached on multiple occasions in downtown Grand Rapids. Despite her friends ...

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Waste not

For the second year in a row at Lubbers Stadium, Grand Valley State University has worked to make every home football game zero-waste. This means that all of the trash at the game that can be recycled or composted goes to the appropriate area instead ...

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GV sisters create literacy nonprofit

Doctor Seuss once said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

Believing in this idea that knowledge is power, Grand Valley State University sisters Elizabeth and ...

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Novelist focuses on minority representation

The Grand Valley Writers Series looks to bring distinguished and emerging writers to campus to share their stories and interact with students from a variety of majors. Featuring over 19 writers throughout its progression, the series brings together ...

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Student Life

Sustainability Fair highlights efforts and opportunities

Named one of America’s Greenest Universities as well as earning LEED gold status by the U.S. Green Building Council, Grand Valley State University’s sustainability efforts have managed to turn an ordinary college campus into one of the nation’s ...

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Grand Valley State University prides itself on being an eco-friendly school, and their zero-waste campaign is just another successful step in the right direction.

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