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The stage has been set.
Ben Walling enters as the last member of the relay team with Grand Valley State tied in first overall with Wayne State. Walling hits two huge turns and gasps for all the air he can get, the finish line on the horizon. Last turn for Walling, only 25 meters away from being crowned a champion, and the junior gives one more push to seal the deal.
The use of henna to apply intricate designs has roots as old as Ancient Egypt, but in the modern day, its popular use is typically seen on the hands and forearms of curious individuals. Unbeknownst to many, their designs may be disrespectful in some contexts, which will be the main topic of discussion during “Henna: Appreciation or Appropriation?” on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 8 p.m. in North Living Center C’s second-floor lobby.
Zakry O’Brien graduated from Grand Valley State University in April of 2017 with a dream of opening his own business one day. Little did he know, that dream would become a reality in less than a year’s time.
Grand Valley State University’s Campus for Consent is bringing Sarah Omicioli, a prevention and education specialist from Safe Haven Ministries in Grand Rapids, to campus to discuss domestic violence, consent, bystander intervention and stalking. Omicioli will give her presentation Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, Room 2204.
Grand Valley State University’s student chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) recently celebrated the national organization's 109 years of civil rights service and advocacy. The event took place in the Kirkhof Center Thornapple Room on Monday, Feb. 12.
To help lower the cost of textbooks for students, the Grand Valley State University student senate is partnering with faculty to create a committee that would work to fund a stipend to encourage professors to use or create open textbook resources.
The Grand Valley State University Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) is set to host an event centered on the history of African-American soul food on Friday, Feb. 16, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center lobby.
In 2014, a group of Grand Valley State University engineering students created the GVSU Formula Racing Team. What started as a small number of students with a vision is now flourishing into a robust machine.
Grand Valley State University's Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) will host “Accidental Courtesy," a lecture from Daryl Davis about relieving racial tensions, Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room.
The submission window for Grand Valley State University's Laker Effect Challenge is open until Friday, March 2.
The competition invites students and faculty to submit pitches that will have an impact on the West Michigan community. A panel of judges will award up to $5,000 to the winning pitch, with another $500 being available to the best poster.
The fanfare surrounding the Olympics is nothing new. Every two years, either the summer or winter games provide a perfect setting for the world to come together. Perhaps more importantly, the Olympics allow people from different races, religions and identities to truly connect. The focus of each Olympic cycle is always different, but this year, the winter games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, are highlighting something particularly important: LGBT athletes.
For students with ideas they hope might improve the world, there are many competitions that can help along the way. Currently, four Grand Valley State University students are in the running to win $30,000 to develop these ideas.
Diversity on a college campus can make or break a student’s experience at a university. Recognizing this, the Grand Valley State University Sigma Pi fraternity Theta Rho chapter (Sigma Pi) has big plans to show what diversity means to them by giving back to the GVSU community.
Some game situations can be controlled or anticipated. In other cases, there is no point in trying to be the smartest one on the court or to draw the best play. It’s about who wants it more.
Grand Valley State men’s basketball will have to have that mindset on Thursday, Feb. 15, against Ashland and again Saturday, Feb. 17, against Tiffin. GVSU recently got out of a three-game losing streak that forced head coach Ric Wesley to make some changes.
As this wrestling season is coming to an end, the Grand Valley State club wrestling team is starting to hit its stride at the perfect time. In their final dual meet of the season this past weekend, GVSU came back from being down 15-0 to beat Davenport University 19-18.
As a state champion in discus and indoor state champion in shot put as a senior (among other accolades), and having never lost a single meet he competed in his senior year, Grand Valley State redshirt freshman thrower Justin Scavarda certainly didn't have to worry about losing in high school.
Luckily, that trend has continued for him in his first full track season at GVSU.
As the shrinking group of people who are still deeply invested in "Harry Potter" probably already knows, there’s a new movie written by J.K. Rowling coming out this November called "The Crimes of Grindelwald." Despite being named for an entirely different character, the film will apparently be giving a lot of focus to everyone’s favorite absentminded headmaster, exploring “how Dumbledore becomes Dumbledore.”
Development is officially underway for a new transit system between Allendale and Grand Rapids. The Laker Line initiative received federal funding on Friday, Feb. 9. This latest project is meant to improve transportation between GVSU’s Allendale and Pew campuses.