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Local middle school students will have the opportunity to hear from Grand Rapids Community College alumnus Sammy Publes about dream-following, diversity and inclusion at the Latino Youth Conference. The GRCC-sponsored event is set to occur Tuesday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in GRCC’s Gerald R. Ford Fieldhouse.
Even just from the trailers it was obvious to the world that “Black Panther” was going to be aesthetically amazing. The costuming and the architecture of Wakanda is as beautiful as it is detailed, and the soundtrack curated by Kendrick Lamar arguably trumps that of “Guardians of the Galaxy” as the best Marvel music to date. Now that the movie has dropped, its ambitious plot and fully realized characters have critics fawning as it has become clear that “Black Panther” has much more on other superhero films than just aesthetic.
On Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Loutit Lecture Hall, Deanna Haunsperger came to deliver the fifth annual installment of the Mosaic Lecture Series at Grand Valley State University. Her speech, titled “Making Connections: Lessons Learned From Women Mathematicians,” told stories of different women who have made massive impacts in the world of mathematics.
Over spring break, four Grand Valley State University students will have the honor of traveling to Stanford University in California to take part in the University Innovation Fellows (UIF) Silicon Valley Meetup, an event that will feature experiential workshops and design labs all focused on improving higher education.
Eighteen. That’s the consecutive number of years that the Grand Valley State women’s track and field team had won the Indoor GLIAC Championships. And on Sunday, Feb. 25, they added one more to that number, making it 19 straight.
As the month of February draws to a close, the ice has been cleaned and the skates have been hung up for the 2017-18 season for the Grand Valley State men’s Division II club hockey team.
The season ended much sooner than expected for the Lakers after they lost to Adrian 4-3 in overtime Saturday, Feb. 24, despite entering the game in the midst of a 15-game win streak.
One of the most polarizing athletes of all time took a stand against one of the most influential athletic organizations earlier in the week.
LeBron James commented on the recent National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) scandals revealed by a federal investigation.
There’s nothing like postseason basketball. Upsets, down-to-the-wire battles and the unexpected can happen in the blink of an eye.
On Wednesday, Feb. 28, none of that happened as the No. 3 seeded Grand Valley State Lakers handled the No. 6 Northern Michigan Wildcats 58-40 in the GLIAC Tournament quarterfinals.
In the opening round of the GLIAC Tournament, the No. 7 seeded Grand Valley State men's basketball team didn’t show an ounce of letting loose. But the No. 2 seeded Lake Superior State proved to be too much, topping the Lakers 73-65 on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
It’s been quite the couple of weeks for Grand Valley State women’s basketball center Cassidy Boensch.
From starting the season with limited minutes to slowly gaining the trust of head coach Mike Williams to playing in the starting lineup, the 6-foot-4-inch sophomore not only earned her third straight (fourth total) GLIAC North Division Player of the Week, but she has now been named U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) National Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 25.
U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland) offered a statement on Grand Valley State University President Thomas Haas' retirement announcement.
As part of the winter 2018 Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration, the Grand Valley State University Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) will be hosting a workshop centered on addressing and managing microaggressions on Monday, Mar. 12, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, Room 2215/2216.
Grand Valley State University President Thomas Haas announced his impending retirement date Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Haas Center for Performing Arts.
At a gathering of administrators, faculty, staff and students, Grand Valley State University President Thomas Haas announced his impending retirement Wednesday, Feb. 28. As one would expect, his surprise announcement has been met with emotional cries of nostalgia from the campus community. Haas, affectionately dubbed "T. Haas" by students, has had an immeasurable impact on the university and will be leaving his yet-to-be-determined successor with enormous shoes to fill.
After a career filled with trophies for Grand Valley State soccer, one forward is making her away across the Atlantic.
In February, graduating forward Gabriella Mencotti signed a professional contract with Throttur FC (Icelandic: Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur and pronounced "pro-tour") to play for the club's women's team. Mencotti, who will graduate in April, plans to join the club in May.
To make a difference, initiative is a necessity. With this in mind, a few Grand Valley State University students have banded together to create Happy Bee Outfitters, a startup apparel brand that benefits the conservation of bee life and efforts to increase bee populations.
To continue to commemorate Black History Month at Grand Valley State University, professor Lois Owens will lead an interactive seminar about racial battle fatigue syndrome. The seminar will take place Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the DeVos Center, Room 107D. Students, faculty, staff and the public are welcome to attend.
Some Grand Valley State University students come from local origins and Midwest hometowns, but other Lakers had to cross an ocean to acquire their place on campus. Freshman Dayen Wilson is one of these Lakers who traveled a great distance from home to study at GVSU.
It’s been over a week since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida. While we sit back and wonder what has gone wrong in the U.S. and why these situations keep occurring, not only are we devastated and thirsty for change, but we are also divided. Instead of uniting and supporting one another and those affected by the event, many people are voicing selfish opinions and creating useless arguments on social media that belittle the severity of the situation at hand.
College is awesome, but sometimes I miss high school for one simple reason: sports. During my teenage years I was able to play indoor sports pretty much all year long, and it was a great way to stay active. Nowadays, it feels like I’m stuck with a treadmill and an elliptical if I’m looking to get my cardio in. With that fact in mind, I think it’s important to look for other ways to get moving because my 22-year-old metabolism surely won’t last forever (even if my love of Doritos does).