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Our current presidential administration has seen its fair share of scandals. There have been plenty of news cycles concerned with firings, hirings and much more. However, in the last few months we’ve also seen an uptake in discussion about claims related to Donald Trump’s infidelity. While I am a proponent of honesty I do believe that in this case some matters are better left private.
With no end in sight to Michigan’s winter weather, many people find themselves reminiscing on warmer days and missing their suntanned skin. This desire to look tan is particularly prevalent among college-aged women, many of whom turn to tanning beds to achieve that bronzy glow.
However common tanning may be, there are many proven negative effects associated with using tanning beds.
This year, the Grand Valley State University Saxophone Studio is set to launch the annual Michigan Saxophone Summit. The summit this year is set to take place on Sunday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Thomas J. and Marcia J. Haas Center for Performing Arts.
Grand Valley State senior baseball pitcher Tate Brawley has secured his moment of fame not once but twice in the past week with two appearances on ESPN’s flagship highlight show, SportsCenter Top 10 Plays. Each time, he made no-look catches from the mound on screaming-line drives hit back up the middle behind his back. His first play was credited as the No. 7 play of the day on Tuesday, April 10, and the second was credited at No. 3 on Friday, April 13.
Brawley sat down with Grand Valley Lanthorn Assistant Sports Editor Brady McAtamney for a conversation about his highlights.
February’s Presidents’ Ball ran a deficit for the third consecutive year for a combined total of around $30,000, according to an analysis of documentation provided to the Grand Valley Lanthorn by the Grand Valley State University Office of Student Life (OSL).
It's no secret that finals week is stressful. For those struggling to cope with the crushing amount of work on their shoulders heading into the home stretch, the Grand Valley State University Office of Multicultural Affairs is hosting its winter semester Exam Cram Study Break from Monday, April 16, to Friday, April 20.
If there were ever a time to find their winning groove, the Grand Valley State women’s golf team found the perfect time to do so right before the GLIAC Championships.
After earning a first-place finish at the NC4K Classic on Tuesday, April 10, the Lakers repeated success with another victory, this time at the Ashland Invitational on Saturday, April 14, to close out the regular season. The final day of competition was canceled due to rain.
Our senior year of college is one that, by design, causes us to reflect. We reflect on the times we’ve had through a series of “lasts,” and we critically analyze the work we’ve done in our capstones—the culminating point of our undergraduate careers. In our communications capstone, we’ve worked with the combined knowledge and experience of the class to fully analyze community and the significance of that definition in our lives.
Furthermore, as a small group, we, the authors of this piece, have worked to identify key issues within two communities with which we are familiar. And as seniors getting ready to graduate, we thought it fitting to take the time to review our last few years as members of these two groups: Grand Valley State University students, and Grand Valley State University students with part-time jobs.
Politics have long been considered a field that is predominantly filled with old, white men. This assumption isn’t surprising considering that even today, less than 20 percent of congressional positions are filled with either a woman and/or a minority. However, this year’s election cycle has recorded a record number of women running for office, which is, in my opinion, a change for the better. One of those women is Cynthia Nixon, and she is a great example of the refreshing change that is starting to show in politics.
Grand Valley State University is just one of two public institutions in Michigan that has yet to go tobacco-free.
In late March, GVSU student senate voted against supporting a proposal that would implement a tobacco ban on the university's campuses. The proposed ban wasn't just limited to traditional cigarettes: Vaporizers and e-cigarettes also fell under the proposal.
The Kent County Animal Shelter (KCAS) euthanized 2,002 animals in 2017. That number constitutes one of the highest euthanasia rates in Michigan. Year after year, KCAS's euthanasia rate continues to be two to three times higher than the Michigan state average, according to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
A recent study by The Lancet has found that moderate drinking doesn’t carry the health-related benefits many once thought it did, and many are calling for the guidelines that constitute moderate drinking to be revisited.
A lot has happened in my 22 years, but I never imagined I’d actually be writing a column about my college experience here at Grand Valley State University. From Paris to southern France to Troy and, eventually, to Allendale.
Not the ideal location, but the ideal school.
Grand Valley State University is continuing its trend of allowing students to showcase their talents in the upcoming piano major studio recital being held Saturday, April 21. The event will feature upper-level GVSU students majoring in piano and will allow each student to demonstrate their musical capabilities.
The event is set to start at 3 p.m. in the Sherman Van Solkema Recital Hall in the Thomas. J and Marcia J. Haas Center for Performing Arts.
Grand Valley State University may be a little closer to reaching its goal for state funding.
In March, GVSU President Thomas Haas and members of student senate took the fight to Lansing, where they spoke in front of Michigan State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker’s Appropriations Subcommittee for Higher Education. The funding on the table for higher education in Michigan as a whole was $17 million more than what Gov. Rick Snyder had originally proposed, increasing from $28.6 million to $45.6 million. GVSU will receive 3.7 percent of the $45.6 million. Last week, student senators learned that the committee had approved this request.
Grand Valley State University's student senate has set the university's 2018-19 Student Life Fund. The fund jumps from $1.07 million for fiscal year (FY) 2017-18 to just below $1.1 million for FY 2018-19.
Club sports once again received the largest increase in allocations for the coming academic year, increasing from $425,000 to $440,000.
The Grand Valley State club gymnastics team traveled to Fort Worth, Texas, last week to participate in the NAIGC National Championship.
This is the first time in program and school history that the team has qualified for Nationals as a team. In their first National Championship final appearance, they managed to leave Texas as the NAIGC National Champions.
Grand Valley State University’s class of 2018 piled into the Richard M. DeVos Center on Wednesday, April 18, for the annual Toast with T. Haas celebration. Seniors celebrated their pending graduation by toasting with GVSU President Thomas Haas and catching up with friends. The Laker for a Lifetime program has been hosting the event since 2013.
The harmonies were easy to find and easier to enjoy at the choral concert Tuesday, April 17. The performance, featuring the GVSU Cantate Chamber Ensemble, the University Arts Chorale and a variety of pieces, was given to a sizable audience at the Cook-DeWitt Center