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"Freshman loneliness" is not an uncommon problem, yet it is one that students often feel is exclusive to themselves. There are many factors that play into making the first year of college difficult for new students, and while Grand Valley State University offers plenty of resources for freshmen, most—if not all of them—depend on the student reaching out, which can be intimidating.
Winter has hit full blast here in Michigan: Freezing temperatures, cold winds, snow falls and short, dark days are certainly upon us. With the drop in temperature, it seems inevitable that the Grand Valley State University community will start to lag in both social and physical activities. Of course, it’s easy to be lazy when it's freezing cold outside, but staying active can help you not only survive the winter but conquer it.
The Grand Valley State men's basketball team is gearing up to play against the Pride of Purdue Northwest on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 1 p.m. in the GVSU Fieldhouse Arena.
Considering the rate at which Hollywood has been remaking every nostalgic theatrical success it can get its hands on, it might have actually been offensive if the 1995 classic "Jumanji" continued remake-less for much longer, considering how cool its unexpectedly creepy premise is for a comedic family film.
Given that 2017 ended as the second hottest year on record, questions remain about how cities are working to combat climate change at a local scale. Alison Sutter, sustainability manager for the city of Grand Rapids, will be at Grand Valley State University to address these questions and explain the city’s goals for a more sustainable future. The event will take place Monday, Jan. 29, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the L. William Seidman Center’s Loosemore Forum B, located on the Pew Campus.
Natalie Koenig, a transfer student from Ursuline College, has been finding success on the courts for Grand Valley State University's basketball team.
Grand Valley State University’s African-American and Latin@ alumni chapters hosted “Life Beyond the Classroom” on Tuesday, Jan. 23, in the Alumni House, featuring panelists from different backgrounds and discussion on how to be successful in life after college.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Grand Valley State University has recently extended the nomination deadline for CLAS representatives on different GVSU faculty committees in an effort to fill all the available seats and attract the right faculty members for each position. The deadline, which was originally supposed to be last week, has been extended until Friday, Jan. 26, at noon.
A new sustainability initiative was proposed at the Grand Valley State University student senate’s general assembly on Thursday, Jan. 18. The meeting also included a guest speaker from the Office of Student Life, discussion on an upcoming conference at GVSU and reports from all members of the cabinet, as well as some of the senators.
Professor Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz from Loyola University Chicago will be leading a lecture titled “Why Didn’t They Get Legal?” on immigration law and mixed-status families. The public lecture will take place Thursday, Jan. 25, from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, Room 2263.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs at Grand Valley State University will host its annual Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration starting this month and lasting through March.
As with many issues, sometimes statistics, facts and common sense aren’t enough to convince people that inequality exists in our world. Still, injustice persists. We’re faced with it again and again in the disparity of wages between men and women. Sure, there are plenty of possible reasons for this division, but when it comes down to it, the gender pay gap is real. This discussion has recently been brought into the limelight because Hollywood has made a point of talking about it.
President Donald Trump has recently been under fire due to crude comments he allegedly made about Haiti and countries in Africa, reportedly calling them “shithole countries.” While these alleged comments were both incredibly offensive and ignorant, inappropriate comments are nothing new from Trump. As the president of our country, he makes me feel embarrassed and ashamed with his comments. Trump, it’s time you learned how to bite your tongue.
Grand Valley State men's and women's swimming and diving teams traveled to Indianapolis to compete against Lindenwood and home team Indianapolis on Saturday, Jan. 20. Both teams are ranked nationally in the men’s and women’s Division II category.
To provide a safe space for students to talk about difficult and controversial topics, the Grand Valley State University Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) hosts its "Conversations of Color" discussion series every month on campus.
This month’s conversation will take place Wednesday, Jan. 24, at noon in the Kirkhof Center, Room 1240. The discussion is titled “The NFL and the #TakeAKnee Controversy." The OMA hopes to bring transparency to this national issue and give students the opportunity to openly discuss it.
The Muskegon Museum of Art will be opening its annual “Art Talks Back” poetry competition on Thursday, Jan. 25, and will be accepting submissions through Thursday, Mar. 29.
Applications for the study-abroad Barbara H. Padnos Scholarship are open until Thursday, Feb. 15, and so far only two students have applied. The scholarship committee hopes to award up to eight Grand Valley State University students with scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $15,000, meaning that students interested in studying abroad for the 2018-19 academic year still have time to apply.
When Jeff Cremonte and Derek Hoggard moved in across the hall from each other in the Seidman Living Center during their freshman year, they had no idea what the future had in store.
Earlier in January, the two officially launched their small business, Michigan Overboard, an eco-friendly product sales company that currently creates athletic headbands and decals centered on Michigan and the Great Lakes.
After months of writing and recording, Indiana University South Bend student Landon Grwinski will be releasing “Loser,” his debut solo EP, on Thursday, Jan. 25, under the name Cabin 52.
Once the chaos of the holidays settles down and mid-January hits, many people feel at a loss for fun things to do. For those who need a little bit of a boost on a dull winter day or just a break from their studies, comedian and podcast host Jim Norton will be coming to 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids on Saturday, Jan. 27.