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It's almost Valentine's Day. The shelves of local grocery and retail stores are lined with pink candies, extravagantly-priced flowers and picture-perfect promises of love. While this week will be full of people either bragging about their relationship or complaining about their lack of one, this national day of love is a great opportunity to talk about what a healthy relationship really is. Spoiler alert: it's not about the biggest gift or sweetest social media post.
A person can easily find trouble if they look in the right places, and occasionally it finds them. Sometimes, trouble can live right next door. The Grand Valley State University theater department will present Detroit, a dark comedy play written by Lisa D’Amour, beginning Friday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Louis Armstrong Theater in the Performing Arts Center on the Allendale Campus.
After Adams State captured the top spot in 2015, the Grand Valley State women’s cross country team reclaimed its spot as the 2016 Division II Cross Country Scholar Team of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The Lakers won the award for the fifth time in seven years as the highest finishing team at the NCAA Championships that achieved All-Academic Team honors.
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After a stretch of five games in 10 days, four of them on the road, the Grand Valley State women’s basketball team returned home for a two-game series against Northwood and Lake Superior State. GVSU finished the weekend with two wins, beating Northwood 73-52 and LSSU 78-50.
With four games left in their regular season, the Grand Valley State men’s club hockey team (Division II) is making major tweaks before their hopeful playoff run. GVSU experienced a mixed bag of emotions after its two-game weekend series against the University of Michigan. The Lakers came out with a 3-3 OT tie on Friday, Feb. 10 and a blowout 10-2 victory Friday, Feb. 11.
Two full days of track and field— sprinting, jumping, hurdling throwing from dawn to dusk— that’s the Grand Valley State Big Meet. With so many events going on, it can be easy to miss an inspiring performance. But GVSU middle-distance star Rachael Walters gave the world a hint at what to focus on earlier in the week.
Last week, Grand Valley State men’s basketball coach Ric Wesley called his team’s effort “pathetic” after they dropped three games in a row. Luckily for him, his team responded in a big way.
All throughout the month of February, Grand Valley State University’s Community Service Learning Center (CSLC) has hosted numerous events related to the funding of higher education within the state of Michigan. To continue this conversation about college tuition and aid, the CSLC scheduled a “Democratic Dialogue” event Thursday, Feb. 9, in the Glenn A. Niemeyer Learning and Living Center.
With the end of World War II and the beginning of the scientific and militaristic battlefield of the Cold War, the blurred line between political authorities and military leaders was at the forefront in a time when the U.S. was developing itself as a global superpower. Looking at the relationship between civilians and military leaders in light of foreign affairs, H.W. Brands spoke at Grand Valley State University’s L.V. Eberhard Center Thursday, Feb. 9. During his lecture, he discussed the power struggle between President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur.
Getting kicked out of not one, but two high schools did not stop Damon Arnold from reaching his greatest potential. Arnold is the , director of academic services in Grand Valley State University’s athletic department. He earned his doctorate degree in education administration and became a cross-country motivational speaker despite facing hurdles earlier in life. His philosophy on leadership and success is to “connect the dots backwards” and be surrounded by encouraging and supportive people.
Spring break is just around the corner, and the excitement is resonating throughout campus. This annual academic recess is a chance for students and faculty alike to take a breather, relax from the stresses of the semester and fuel up for the final stretch to finals. While spring break is highly anticipated, it does not come without risks. In fact, it has become quite common for students to find themselves in dangerous, risky situations while on spring break. This is due to a variety of conditions, including naivety, unpreparedness or obliviousness to the safety hazards that come with traveling and vacationing.
The Padnos International Center is trying a new way to raise money for its many study abroad scholarships. Tiny, foldable buses that resemble Grand Valley State University’s Route 50 Campus Connector buses are being given out to raise awareness for the current study abroad scholarships, as well as the newest one. The fundraising campaign will run through Monday, Feb. 20.
What do you want to be when you grow up? Children are asked this simple question from the moment they can speak in complete, intelligible sentences. A firefighter, a construction worker, a princess, a dinosaur are all popular responses. Kids let their imaginations wander as they dream of what they can be, even if it is not feasible. Few kids right off the bat want to be something like an astrophysicist who deals with quantum subatomic theory at the molecular level or even a mechanical engineer. These decisions take time and hands-on interaction.At Grand Valley State University, these seeds of interest can be planted through hands-on activities and detailed information.
A new digital age brings about its own unique problems. There are countless innovations coming out every year for the better and for the worse. Cyberattacks online, for example, can come in the form of phishing emails or malware trying to take over a computer. To combat virtual dangers such as cyberattacks, a new concentration in cybersecurity has been added to Grand Valley State University’s School of Computing and Information Systems (CIS) master’s degree program.
On a normal day, the Grand Valley State University student senate is led by the president, the executive vice president and seven vice presidents, who all chair their respective committees. However, following a sudden, mid-year resignation, the seat for the vice president of the diversity affairs committee (DAC) has sat empty for the past two weeks.
Last November’s election was particularly polarizing. It revealed deep divisions and antagonisms in our culture inspiring everything from fear, panic, and disbelief to optimism and solidarity. I for one admit to having felt the impact both intellectually and emotionally. I’ve struggled, as I think many have, with the question of how to approach the deep divisions we face both reasonably and productively.
Grand Valley State football took over the Midwest this National Signing Day. The Lakers officially announced their 2017 recruiting class Wednesday, Feb. 1. The class features 31 total signees, 17 of which are from out of state. The class was highlighted by 16 offensive players, 13 defensive and two specialists.
Within the last year, Grand Valley State University has seen an alarming increase in reports of sexual assaults near campus prompting response at an administrative, community and national level. In order to help combat the threat of sexual violence on campus, GVSU will be utilizing $33,454 in state grant funds as part of the Michigan State Police (MSP) Campus Sexual Assault Grant Program.
As Valentine’s Day approaches, students at Grand Valley State University are spreading positive vibes across campus. In celebration of the romantic holiday, the GVSU Swing Dance club will be hosting their annual Sweetheart Swing Dance.