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In recent months, the count of children in Michigan infected with the measles virus has been rising, with a total of 39 infected. The newly confirmed cases were found in Oakland county and one case in Wayne county. While there haven’t been any confirmed cases in west Michigan or at Grand Valley State University, staff are urging students to take precautions against the virus.
Spring is in the air in Allendale, and while many students are stressing over finals, the Grand Valley State football team has been conducting their annual spring practices, which culminated on Saturday, April 13 at the 2019 Football Spring Classic at Kelly Family Sports.
For 13 years, Thomas Haas has served as Grand Valley State University's president. Over this course of those years, Haas has been dedicated to helping students succeed and feel welcome, while making the Laker Community a wonderful place to be. As announced last year, this 2018-2019 school year will be Thomas and Marcia Haas’ last year in the leadership position at GVSU.
“Cancer is relentless, and so am I, and so is God’s love.”
The Final Four is no joke.
Student senate proposal to Board of Trustees calls for more student involvement
On Thursday, April 11, Eric-John Szczepaniak was elected student senate president for the 2019-2020 body. He is a former vice president for educational affairs and a first generation college student studying education and social studies.
The conclusion of the semester is drawing closer, and so students at Grand Valley State University are thinking ahead. For students who are gearing up for their first job after graduation, factors such as location, compensation and benefits are considered before accepting any offers. In light of Equal Pay Day on April 2, students should also take into consideration whether or not their potential employers are transparent about how they pay employees.
The Grand valley State women’s lacrosse team played Saturday, April 6 against Davenport, earning another win for this year with the score of 17-9. The Lakers now hold an overall record of 9-3 and a GLIAC record of 6-1 for this season.
When wide-eyed high schoolers set off for college, family is always in some part of their minds. When is my family coming up? Am I too far from home? Should I call and ask for food? I really miss my mom. Should I call home? In some way or another, every college kid is thinking about their family and loved ones.
As of Wednesday, April 3, gay sex is punishable by death in the small Asian country of Brunei. The cruel new law has been condemned by the international community, and by some prominent LGBT activists such as Elton John and Ellen DeGeneres. Many have called for boycotts of Brunei’s luxury hotels, airline companies and oil. However, realistically, none of these efforts will result in much, if any, change.
The GVSU men’s and women’s track and field teams were on the road again, competing in the Hilltopper Relays and the Spartan Invite on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6.
If you go back to Sunday, March 24, Grand Valley State baseball had just come off a 7-4 win against a nationally-ranked Wayne State Warriors squad and moved within two games of .500.
Grand Valley State University has more than 3,500 faculty and staff members serving in a wide variety of essential and complementary roles on campus. While GVSU has thousands of hard-working employees, some individuals go above and beyond in their daily tasks, doing more than what is asked of them to improve the community and assist others. These individuals are often not recognized for their great contributions behind the scenes, so in an effort to recognize these outstanding individuals, the GVSU Women’s Commission gives out the Unsung Hero Award each spring. This year, the winner is Bonnie Peterson.
After years of hard work, one Grand Valley State University student has accomplished a large feat – the first of its kind at GVSU. Senior Noah Barton is the first student here to earn his boiler license. Barton is currently a mechanical engineering major and has spent four years working with other engineers to help operate GVSU’s boilers.
With the conclusion of their time on Grand Valley State University's Student Senate, President Rachel Jenkin and VP Morgan Mattler divulge to Lanthorn Associate Editor, McKenna Peariso, the relationship they managed to keep mostly 'on the DL' all year.
In 2017, the #MeToo Movement took over social media after American actress Alyssa Milano wrote a tweet encouraging victims of sexual harassment to speak up. Since then, the movement has provided survivors with a community and platform to advocate for nationwide change. Three Grand Valley State University students – Allyssa Murphy, Teagan Epley and Emily Gagnon – took this relevant topic and dug deeper to bring to light the severity of sexual harassment in the workplace, specifically within the multinational company Google.
In conjunction with Grand Valley State University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Native American Student Association hosted the 21st annual Celebrating All Walks of Life Traditional Pow Wow Saturday, April 6.
After 12 hours consisting of 43 teams walking thousands of laps, Grand Valley State University’s 2019 Relay for Life surpassed the university’s Colleges Against Cancer branch’s goal of raising $100,000. The event was held April 5 and 6 alongside 600 other colleges and high schools in order to raise money for the American Cancer Society, with the ultimate goal of finding a cure for cancer.
Tuesday, April 2 was declared by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as Equal Pay Day in Michigan. The date symbolizes how far into the next year a woman has to work to earn the same amount of money a man did during the previous year, sparking a national dialogue on the prevalence of the gender wage gap in Michigan and the rest of the United States.