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While some students spend college going through the motions to obtain the necessary degree to pursue their chosen career others find ways to achieve a college education while still engaging their passions. Grand Valley State University student Alexa Kroonblawd is one of these individuals.
People joined hands and clapped while the band fronted by singer Emad Batayeh led the celebration. The dabke a traditional Arab line dance was in full swing and Grand Valley State University students rushed to join those already dancing at last weeks Arabian Night.
It may have been 18 degrees outside but that did not stop students from traveling to Grand Valley State Universitys Kirkhof Center on Saturday night. The relaxed crowd was made up of everyone from musicians to poetry lovers who had come to check out the third annual Def Jam hosted by the GVSU chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
According to the Grand Valley State University organization ReACT one in five women along with one in 15 men is assaulted at some point in their lifetime. Through interactive performances ReACT attempts to show students how to respond to these types of situations.
There may be rumors of ghosts haunting the halls of Grand Valley State Universitys Kistler and Copeland Living Centers but on Oct. 31 from 8 p.m to 11 p.m. these halls will be transformed into a real-life nightmare.
This past week Grand Valley State University followed the yellow brick road into Homecoming Week. Transforming GVSU into a place that can usually only be accessed by cyclone both students and alumni got into the spirit.
Grand Valley State University got a taste of raging electronic dance music Thursday night with this years Homecoming Concert featuring DJ Steve Aoki. Taking place in the universitys Fieldhouse the beat enticed plenty of students as well as non-students to dance.
Smirking jack-o-lanterns enough candy to rot teeth and the ability to become someoneor somethingelse for a night yes it8217s Halloween again. Many diehards have had their costume planned since Nov. 1 of last year but if youre one of the scramblers who plan their ensemble the day of have no fear because the Lanthorn has you covered.
Between the War on Terror and the current debate to go to war with Syria some Americans have skewed ideas of what Middle Eastern culture is actually like. On Oct. 8 Grand Valley State University played host to the Middle East Film Festival an event meant to attract students from all backgrounds and educate the community on Middle Eastern culture.
The Study Abroad Fair at Grand Valley State University strives to bring students an opportunity to explore several different countries at once while remaining in the U.S.
While Grand Valley State University offers both international students and American students opportunities to get to know each other many still have a hard time bonding across cultures. The Global Games which take place on Oct. 2 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Fieldhouse hopes to give students a chance to mingle in a relaxed environment while becoming familiar with games from other countries.
While studying abroad is an experience most students wish to pursue many do not have the financial means to do so. To raise money for those in need the Study Abroad Alumni Association has joined forces with the Padnos International Center to hold a reunion for alumni of the study abroad program.
Imagine being the face of several posters plastered across campus but still feeling lonely. Lewis Stone knows the feeling.
Studying abroad is not an option for everyone. To make international students feel more comfortable and to introduce students at Grand Valley State University to other cultures the Connection partnering with the Padnos International Center will once again play host to monthly international dinners.
When you think open mic night the first image that might come to mind is that of sensitive hipsters playing Oasis songs on the acoustic guitar. Spotlight Productions hopes to broaden that perspective with its edition of GVSU-based open mic nights.
Planning a night out in Beer City USA almost always leads to the inevitable question who is going to drive home Your Chauffeur an on-call designated driving service proposes a possible answer.
Multi-faceted musicians make up a multi-faceted band. Hailing from a variety of genreseverything from classical to metal to jazzBrad Fritcher trois has taken off in the past few months finding an enormous amount of success in a short amount of time.
Finally a music festival thats all about well the music. July 1-6 marks the first year for a brand new festival in Muskegonthe Coast West Music Festival.
Get ready to go blondeLegally Blonde the Musical opens May 31 at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and will run through June 16. This is the first time the musical will run on the Civics stage and even better features three Grand Valley State University students in prominent roles.
This year marks the 44th annual Festival of the Arts and Grand Valley State University is represented in a big way.