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With final deadlines and graduation swiftly approaching, students are intaking large amounts of caffeine and pulling all-nighters on weekdays to complete papers and study for exams the next morning. However, this stress and lack of sleep can come at a great cost. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 30 percent of college students have reported that stress negatively impacts their academic performance. Additionally, 85 percent have felt overwhelmed by their workload at some point over the past year.
With finals approaching, a night of community and quality entertainment is a welcome idea. With this in mind, the Grand Valley State University drag club is taking initiative Wednesday, April 26, to host an amateur drag show. The show, called "De-stress Dragapalooza," will take place in the Cook-DeWitt Center at 8 p.m. and will feature GVSU students who are in the drag club as performers. The club hopes hosting an event like the drag show will raise student spirits during exam week.
The Gazelle Girl run is an event designed to honor women and celebrate Title IX. It is an all-women race, offering 5K, 10K and half-marathon distances.
Zumberge Pond. Nearly every student at Grand Valley State University walks near it, sits on the steps next to it or takes a nap in the hammocks beside it. However, most students do not know the history behind the pond, and its inhabitants.
One of the biggest complaints many students at Grand Valley State University have is the pointless nature of the general education curriculum. The information doesn’t apply to their major, the classes are difficult, and they feel like they’re memorizing information for the sake of memorizing information. For these students, the value of a liberal arts education is not clear.
Sometimes, our focus can become isolated in our own advocacy missions. Full investment in a passion is not inherently bad. Devotion is beautiful when you find an area of focus to be attentive of. However, when we begin to ignore the missions of others, we seem to miss a mutually beneficial opportunity.
Throughout the 2016-17 academic year, we've gotten used to the leadership style of the current student senate body. From resolutions passed to recommendations made for the university, this year's senate body has been busy making their time at Grand Valley State University count.
In their longest meeting of the semester, Grand Valley State University's student senate nominated, voted on and elected the cabinet members for the 2017-18 school year. During the five-and-a-half-hour long meeting, it was clear the members on the newly-elected body were taking these elections seriously.
The young guys were the focus of the Grand Valley State football 2017 Spring Classic at Lubbers Stadium Saturday, April 15.
The discipline of being a part of a team like a marching band or color guard is an experience that students will take with them through life. The Laker Marching Band (LMB) color guard and drumline summer camp at Grand Valley State University gives students an opportunity to fine-tune skills that reach far beyond musical notes, instruments and routines.
The photography program, sponsored by the School of Communications at Grand Valley State University, will present a collaborative exhibition showcasing the work of five photography students, including: Lindsay Bruce, Danae Chudy, Jordan Clark, Autumn Hand and Chantal Shuling.
Fifteen graduating graphic design students at Grand Valley State University displayed their semester long works in the collaborative exhibition, Grid Nation, this past week. Grid Nation opened Monday, April 10, in the GVSU Art Gallery in the Performing Arts Center on the Allendale Campus and concluded Friday, April 14.
For the fifth consecutive season, the Grand Valley State football team led the nation in home-game attendance in all of Division II. The Lakers drew 100,388 fans throughout the season for an average of 12,549 fans per game.
The Grand Valley State track and field teams were spread out across the country from Thursday, April 13 through Saturday, April 15. Different athletes competed at five meets in states as far away as California. Being split up didn’t slow down the production. In fact, GVSU posted the largest number of qualifying marks in a weekend yet this season. Twenty-eight provisional and two automatic marks were hit in total, putting many athletes in strong positions to attend the national meet in May.
What do you get when you combine a determined Grand Valley State lacrosse team, 78 degree weather in Allendale, a slew of alumni and parents in town and a holiday weekend? You get a 22-2 trouncing of conference rival Northern Michigan Wildcats—that’s what.
Don’t look now, but the Grand Valley State softball team is streaking. And they’re not stopping for anyone.
After completing its first doubleheader sweep since February, the Grand Valley State baseball team won three of four games against Lake Erie Friday, April 14, and Saturday, April 15. The Lakers won the first pair of games 4-1 and 12-4 before splitting the second twin bill with a 7-4 loss and a 16-7 win.
Thirty-seven seconds. That’s all the time freshman Sarah Rae Batenburg needed to grab a knockout victory in her first ever career match at the West Michigan Golden Gloves Championship Saturday, April 8, at the Deltaplex Arena.
The University Singers and Select Women's Ensemble at Grand Valley State University will be performing under the direction of GVSU professor Shirley Lemon Tuesday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cook-DeWitt Center. The event is free and open to the public.
The MWest Challenge, a student business-plan competition designed to create cross-collaboration between students in the West Michigan area, will hold its final event Friday, April 21. The event will take place in the Loosemore Auditorium of the DeVos Center.