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Equality group inspires push for same-sex marriage at Pyramid Scheme

Published February 20, 2013

This year ten states have passed laws legalizing same-sex marriage and a local equality group is pushing to make Michigan one of the next to consider it on the November 2014 ballot.Marriage Michigan PAC co-founded by Grand Valley State University graduate student Chris Surfus was looking for volunteers and supporters of their marriage-rights during the Feb.



Local band loses Heavyweights Competition, turns negativity into strength

Published February 13, 2013

The Intersection in downtown Grand Rapids filled with cheers and screams Feb. 9 just after 10 p.m. as five guys wearing black sunglasses took the main stage armed with guitars basses and microphones.Seraphim jumped and clapped along with a few hundred audience members as they dove into their set ready to win the final round of the Heavyweights Competition and a top prize including 2500.However after playing their first few songs and covering the pop song Lights by Ellie Goulding something most bands would find discouraging happened a large section of the audience began to boo and yell at the members onstage.



Positive Black Women brings laughs, support on Valentine’s Day

Published February 13, 2013

Henry Sapp a Grand Rapids native nicknamed the Doctor of Comedy has been doing standup across the country for almost nine years.



Bringing the kids, sibs back to GV

Published January 23, 2013

There are many traditions celebrated at Grand Valley State University one of them being Sibs and Kids weekend.



Published January 16, 2013

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Seraphim advances in Heavyweights Competition at The Intersection

Published January 16, 2013

If youve been looking into the metal music scene of West Michigan itching for something new look no further. Screaming out of Hudsonville Mich. Seraphim is a five-piece metal band ready to shock anyone that doubts their musical talent.



Grand Rapids music scene welcomes students back

Published January 9, 2013

Welcome back Lakers. For the students who are having trouble easing back into things here at Grand Valley State University finding classes and sharing space with roommates again this months Grand Rapids music scene will provide ample entertainment for an escape.



Cafe Mahogany brings mix of talents, cultures

Published December 5, 2012

The Grand River Room was filled Nov. 30 with people in formal attire bowls with floating candles as the centerpiece of every table and energy and excitement on everyones face.



Grand Rapids music scene gets eclectic in December

Published November 28, 2012

Grand Valley State University students might be studying hard for finals but December doesnt have to be all work. This season presents the perfect opportunity to give the gift of leisure to friends and family with a month packed full of music in Grand Rapids.



Mark Handler helps students find peace with singing bowls

Published November 14, 2012

The fall semester ending brings stress and overworked Grand Valley State University students faculty and staff who look for ways of relaxing.



Fishladder looks for talented art, writing submissions

Published November 7, 2012

Grand Valley State Universitys art and writing publication Fishladder is now accepting submissions for this years edition and theyre looking for a lot of talented students.



Cool weather brings hot music to Grand Rapids

Published October 31, 2012

Despite high winds rain and the looming possibility of snow Grand Rapids has a lot of hot bands heating up the November music scene. The Intersection begins a rock-filled month with The Thug In Me is You Tour featuring Falling in Reverse Enter Shikari I See Stars and Letlive.



Students haunt Murray Living Center for Halloween

Published October 24, 2012

On Oct. 25 and 26 therell be something lurking in the shadows on Grand Valley State Universitys Allendale Campus the annual Haunted Hall returning this year for two nights of fright.



High school students visit for Vocal Day

Published October 17, 2012

High school students from all over Michigan are coming to Grand Valley State University Oct. 19 to see if they have what it takes to be part of the vocal music department.



Symphonic Wind Ensemble performs with new members

Published October 10, 2012

Grand Valley State University students faculty and community members will have a chance to listen to the very first public performance of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble conducted by GVSUs director of University Bands Barry Martin on Oct.



Top 10 ArtPrize artist shows Grand Rapid's diversity

Published October 4, 2012

ArtPrize voting ends tonight and to win the publics vote the Top 10 artists need to stand out. One of the finalists Origami by Kumi Yamashita is a unique installation at the Grand Rapids Art Museum using light and shadow to show 99 faces.



Student-run art gallery provides studio and exhibition space to new artists

Published October 3, 2012

The Shallows art gallery is more than just a new venue for sculptures and paintings its a place for students to showcase their specific artistic talents.



Family Weekend offers cultural events

Published October 3, 2012

Grand Valley State Universitys Allendale Campus will seem a little fuller this weekend when students and their families gather for the annual Family Weekend three days packed full of Olympic-themed events.



GR’s October music scene rocks through Halloween

Published September 26, 2012

Alongside the changing leaves pumpkin patches and the ghosts and ghouls of Halloween this October the Grand Rapids music scene will come alive too. The month begins with Rascal Flatts at Van Andel Arena on Oct. 6. The country band has been playing together for 13 years won more than 40 awards and has had 12 singles hit the No.1 spot on Billboard country music charts. The trio is touring to promote the release of their ninth album titled Changed.



Changing minds about bassoon: Guest Artist Series brings Scott Pool to GV

Published September 19, 2012

The Guest Artist Series at Grand Valley State University will continue bringing a mixture of talents to campus with a performance by world-renowned bassoonist Scott Pool. Pool has been playing bassoon for 23 years after being drawn to the wind instrument in junior high and high school and said he admires the expressive capabilities and almost mournful sound of the instrument. During years of performing with orchestras across the country and around the world through audition and invitation Pool was given an exclusive chance to be a part of multiple musical festivals in Italy including the Orfeo Music Festival and Schlern International Music Festival.