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Sexual assault is a serious and prevalent issue on college campuses across the U.S. Children grow up learning strategies that are meant to protect them from that very threat, such as avoiding walking alone in the dark, never leaving drinks unattended and carrying around a bottle of pepper spray, among other things.
In 2009, former President Barack Obama declared the month of April Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), and at Grand Valley State University, many student organizations are stepping up to the plate, educating fellow students and spreading awareness.
On Saturday, April 14, Grand Valley State University will host hackGVSU, a computer programming event, or “hackathon,” that will give high school and college students an opportunity to improve their computer coding skills. The event is in conjuncture with Blackboard Inc. and will focus on improving Blackboard Learn, allowing students to practice coding on a web application with which many are familiar.
Grand Valley State University graduate students have been working on a number of research projects over the last year. Several gathered at the DeVos Center Loosemore Auditorium on Tuesday, April 10, to showcase poster presentations of their research during the university’s eighth annual Graduate Showcase.
Since 2016, numerous protests and marches have taken place across the country, many of them dealing with issues viewed as being related to President Donald Trump. But just how many Americans are actually protesting, and what do these modern movements look like compared with the protests of 50 years ago? Recently, The Washington Post put out an article detailing a study on this topic.
The Grand Valley State men’s golf team traveled to Noblesville, Indiana, to play in the Indianapolis Spring Invitational from Sunday, April 8, through Tuesday, April 10.
The Lakers finished in second place overall in a field that consisted mostly of GLIAC rivals. This tournament would serve as the last tune-up for the team before next week’s GLIAC tournament.
More than 600 people have signed an online petition campaigning for emergency blue light telephones to be installed on Grand Valley State University's Allendale Campus. While these emergency phones might not be particularly effective, the sense of safety they would give students would be worth the cost of installing them.
Grand Valley State University will recognize the winners of the spring 2018 Laker Effect Challenge on Thursday, April 12.
In a day that started with snow on the ground, the Grand Valley State softball team was hot yet again, sweeping Davenport on Monday, April 9, in a home doubleheader, 1-0 and 7-5.
Senior Taylor Barrett and her Grand Valley State cheerleading teammates had one mission in mind when they set foot in Daytona, Florida, for the NCA College National Championship: Win.
Playing baseball in cold weather is not ideal. The metal bat stings the hands, the wind blasts against everyone’s face and the feeling in players' fingers is nonexistent. After all, the sport is meant to be played in the summertime under the warm sun.
Nevertheless, the Grand Valley State baseball team had no issue with the brisk temperatures Tuesday, April 10, as the Lakers clobbered the Hillsdale College Chargers 14-4 at the GVSU baseball field.
During a road trip to Columbus, Ohio, the Grand Valley State women's golf team finished in first place at the NC4K College Classic with a two-day total of 599 on Monday, April 9, and Tuesday, April 10. The Lakers took a five-stroke victory over second-place Northern Michigan, which shot a 604.
The Grand Valley State University organization Intersections Ambassadors (IA), who participate in peer education surrounding social justice, are accepting new member applications for the 2018-19 academic year until Saturday, April 14, at 5 p.m.
It’s no secret that Grand Valley State University has an affinity for art; there is even an app that maps the art that can be found on campus. In the same vein, GVSU students interested in pursuing art are given many opportunities to do so with the fine arts program.
This is my comment on the Lanthorn’s March 26 column “We’re harming more than just the president,” written by Shae Slaughter. I find her column very confusing, and I intend to take issue with a number of her opinions and claims expressed in it.
On Friday, April 13, the Padnos International Center (PIC) will announce this year’s winners of the Pineapple Awards. Every year, international students at Grand Valley State University nominate professors, faculty and staff who have played an integral role in their experience at GVSU and have made them feel welcomed.
Following the massacre that left 17 people dead, new safety measures have gone into effect at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD). These safety measures include identification badges, barricades, bag checks and, most controversially, a requirement for students to carry clear backpacks. Since these measures have gone into effect, many Douglas students have shared their frustrations, and their message is plain and simple: Clear backpacks are not a solution to gun violence in schools.
In three games over the span of two days, the Grand Valley State baseball team only managed to secure one victory against the Panthers of Davenport University.
Growing up, I was always told that smoking is bad, so when I first read the headline “Student senate votes against proposal to ban smoking on campus,” I was genuinely surprised. At first, I couldn’t think of a single reason to continue to allow smoking, but then I thought a little longer and I appreciated student senate’s choice.
The Grand Valley State University student senate will hold a discussion Wednesday, April 11, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, Room 0073. The panel is part of the GVSU Community Service Learning Center's Democracy 101 initiative, which consists of biweekly co-curricular lectures, panel discussions and workshops that focus on democratic values and systems
At the last meeting of the current Grand Valley State University student senate on Thursday, April 5, the senators welcomed in the newly elected student representatives.