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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).
Draw the curtains. Bring up the lights. Open the exits. The 2017-18 women’s basketball regular season has come to a close, and the Grand Valley State Lakers ended it with a bang.
GVSU made the short bus ride up to Big Rapids, Michigan, on Saturday, Feb. 24, to battle the rival Ferris State Bulldogs. When they came back to Allendale, they came with a season series sweep after a 77-64 victory to spoil FSU's Senior Day.
In the wake of the recent tragedy in Parkland, Florida, many people are joining together in solidarity with the shooting survivors to fight for change. While another mass shooting staining our country's history books has reignited the age-old gun-control debate and emboldened online trolls, plenty of people have been reacting to the tragedy peacefully and with outward expressions of solidarity in order to not produce any more hurt.
This response speaks to a larger issue: Peaceful protests, or nonviolent protests that don't involve hurting people or property, are a good way to make our voices heard.
The Grand Valley State men’s basketball team has had quite the regular season. From a disappointing 3-7 record to start, to winning five straight and then finally clinching a GLIAC Tournament berth, the Lakers have experienced every high and low imaginable.
With their postseason ticket already clinched, the Lakers had nothing to lose—although bragging rights were on the line—in their final regular-season matchup on the road against the No. 3 Ferris State Bulldogs on Saturday, Feb. 25.
The Democracy 101 series is returning to campus this week. The lecture “Human Rights and the Promise of Democracy” will be presented by Grand Valley State University associate professor of political science Karen Zivi on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, Room 2266.
Author and Professor H.W. Brands spoke to a packed room at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum on Thursday, Feb. 22, for an event hosted by Grand Valley State University’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies. He took the stage at 7 p.m. to discuss three politicians of the past who were driving forces in the U.S.
In times of great political tension, learning about the past can be especially important. On Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Kirkhof Center, Grand Valley State University's Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) teamed up with WGVU to put on an event called "The World Café: Civil Unrest on College Campuses During the Vietnam Era."
Battle of the Valleys was a big point of discussion at the Grand Valley State University student senate general assembly on Thursday, Feb. 22, along with sustainability efforts.
After a lengthy discussion, the student senate decided to table the vote on continuing Battle of the Valleys until next week’s general assembly.
Life after graduating with a film and video or photography degree involves one of two paths: working personally or commercially. For Grand Valley State University junior David Astudillo Benavides, his dream is to find the rare instances where those paths converge to create a future full of both commercial success and personal enjoyment.
Grand Valley State University has a talented student body. In the realms of art, drama, writing and music, GVSU students have shown significant degrees of creativity, inspiration and potential, and the GVSU New Music Ensemble has been an example of this.
Soon, the ensemble will be holding its annual student composers competition.
In the Grand Valley State women’s softball team’s first tournament of the season, the Lakers walked away with three wins in four games.
During their trip to Rosemont, Illinois—the home of the Lewis Dome Tournament—the Lakers got another taste of early-season action Friday, Feb. 23, and Saturday, Feb. 24, competing in a doubleheader both days.
The clock struck midnight a little too early for the Grand Valley State Division II hockey team, as the Lakers' season ended with a 4-3 overtime loss to the Adrian College Bulldogs on Saturday, Feb. 24.
For those interested in perfecting their Shakespeare monologues, Katherine Mayberry, Grand Valley State University professor and director of the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, will be leading a Shakespeare workshop, scheduled for Friday, March 16, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 1721of the Haas Center for Performing Arts.
On Friday, Feb. 23, Grand Valley State University announced that it was joining the statewide MiSTEM Network, a cohort of various regions designed to tailor education in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields (STEM). GVSU's Regional Math and Science Center (RMSC) will lead the effort to design a "robust regional STEM culture."
In a season where the Grand Valley State men’s Division III hockey players organized community event after event to raise funding for various foundations, it was hard to root against this year’s team.
Heading into postseason contention, the Lakers were gunning to become true National Championship contenders. But sadly, this team’s stretch of success was cut short in the first round of the ACHA North Regionals against Adrian College on Friday, Feb. 23.