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Political views are a topic of discussion often avoided by many due to conflict. However, it is the job of political organizations and clubs to embrace these conversations head on and engage in civil discourse with one another.
On Tuesday, March 13, three major political clubs at Grand Valley State University did just that. Members of the College Republicans, College Democrats and Lakers for Liberty gathered in the Kirkhof Center on GVSU’s Allendale Campus to discuss relevant and controversial issues.
Grand Valley State University’s Delta Phi Lambda chapter hosted a discussion on human trafficking in the state of Michigan to complement the sorority's home chapter philanthropy of fighting human trafficking.
Despite student senate elections getting closer every day, and only three general assemblies left for the current student senate body at Grand Valley State University, the senators are still working hard on projects to improve the campus environment for students.
Grand Valley State University will have a new head of facilities starting next month. With the announcement of former head of facilities James Moyer’s retirement, Karen Ingle will fill the position of associate vice president for facilities planning Sunday, April 1, and will be tasked with continuing the university’s commitment to sustainable development and efficient stewardship of campuses resources.
Many students do not study abroad during college because they think it is too expensive and they would never be able to afford it. But at Grand Valley State University, there are study-abroad programs that cost less than a typical semester in Allendale.
In the midst of the national school walkouts on Wednesday, March 14, the National Rifle Association exhibited a lack of class by tweeting a defiant post that included a picture of an AR-15 rifle.
During the selection process for the next dean of students, Grand Valley State University administrators should learn from last year's provost search and be transparent with their final pick.
It is remarkably easy to distance ourselves from the problems that other people face. When trouble isn’t knocking on our own door, we tend not to notice it at all. Even global issues such as genocide seem to do little to rouse individuals, the government or the country as a whole. Still, genocide is a present and prominent part of the world we live in today, and we can no longer turn a blind eye.
Eric Liu, author, columnist and CEO of Citizen University, captivated an audience at the L.V. Eberhard Center with his talk about citizenship and activism. He spoke at Grand Valley State University on Wednesday, March 14. His speech followed a simple formula: Power plus character is citizenship, or P + CH = CI.
On Friday, March 23, Grand Valley State University will be welcoming author, lawyer and feminist Jennifer Weiss-Wolf to discuss a subject that makes many people cringe: menstrual equity.
For 15 years, Grand Valley State University's art publication Fishladder has served as a collection of some of the best art created by GVSU students. Released once a year, Fishladder highlights work from several branches of art, such as painting, creative writing and everything in between.
With an album due to release Friday, April 27, and music festivals like Coachella, Bonnaroo and Electric Forest in her sights, artist and producer Elohim is finally bringing her work to Grand Rapids. Elohim’s U.S. headline tour, which began Friday, March 9, brings her to the Intersection on Friday, March 30.
The Grand Valley State women’s lacrosse team traveled to Ohio and West Virginia to take on GLIAC rival Tiffin University on Friday, March 16, and Wheeling Jesuit on Sunday, March 18.
The Lakers would first come away with a blowout 20-10 victory over Tiffin, later closing the weekend with a 22-11 win over Wheeling Jesuit. These wins bring GVSU’s record to 3-2 on the season and also mark the team’s first GLIAC game and win of the season.
If you haven’t heard, Toys "R" Us is officially closing its doors forever after the company’s September bankruptcy filing was followed up by a financially disappointing holiday season. Parents and children across the country are mourning the loss of such a beloved chain (though apparently not beloved enough for people to actually purchase its products).
As Grand Valley State University continues to encourage students to study abroad, students have the opportunity to learn about how to address issues of identity in new surroundings.
"Navigating Roles Abroad" is a discussion that will be led by a panel of returned Peace Corps volunteers and study-abroad alumni and faculty. The discussion will take place Wednesday, March 21, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mary Idema Pew Library Multipurpose Room.
Grand Valley State University's student senate announced that funding requests for student organizations between July 1 and Oct. 1 need to be submitted between Monday, March 19, and Monday, April 9.
Without a cloud in the sky and temperatures reaching the upper 40s, the No. 23 ranked Grand Valley State softball team was finally greeted by their fans during the team’s home-opening doubleheader against Ferris State on Sunday, March 18.
Fueled by more great pitching performances by Allison Lipovsky and Allie Grys, the Lakers shut out the Bulldogs, winning their contests 3-0 and 2-0, respectively.
On a chilly afternoon in Romeoville, Illinois, the Lakers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead starting with an RBI single off the bat of first baseman Ryan Blake-Jones. Three batters later, third baseman Ricky Clark reached on a bases-loaded error, allowing two unearned runs to score. The three first-inning runs would be all the Lakers needed, but they managed to score twice more in the fifth inning, once again courtesy of a Blake-Jones RBI single.
Grand Valley State University’s Design Thinking Academy is looking for applicants for the fall semester. The academy, headed by director John Berry, is looking to accept 20 new members, and at less than a year old, it has already attracted the interest of many students.
The DeVos Center Loosemore Auditorium was packed with intelligent energy Friday, March 16, for TEDxGVSU's independently organized TEDx event, which gave Grand Rapids employees and GVSU professors and graduates a chance to share their ideas worth spreading.