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When people think of Spanish colonization of the Americas, they tend to think of manly conquistadors riding horseback with feathers sticking out of their pointed metal helmets, fighting natives and conquering Mexico and northern South America. People tend to think of the adventures of Hernán Cortés and his fight to overthrow the ancient Aztec Empire.
In the rush of a college week, cooking may be replaced with eating out, which often times means a lot of plastic waste. The biggest offender seems to be the straw, as it seems to appear even when dining in. Then it appears again on campus, bus stations, woods and beaches. Clean up programs run by non-profit organizations such as Take 3 name these straws as one of the most commonly found items.
In my free time, I often watch Youtubers like Markiplier and Jacksepticeye because it helps me relieve stress and get a good laugh sometimes. One day, I noticed that Markiplier had recently posted a video talking about respect in society, not any certain kind of respect, but a very basic respect for others. which he notes is being lost in today’s society.
There are more than 7 billion people in the world, 318 million people in the U.S., almost 10 million people in Michigan and over 25,000 students at Grand Valley State University. Even though we West-siders are known for our friendly faces and Laker pride, the truth of the matter is that we are not all going to like each other.
People can quickly get into a heated argument when they’re talking about politics, especially when the person they’re talking to has opposing views as them. Although on a national platform, the presidential election is over, there are still debates and politicking happening on Grand Valley State University’s campus.
In the first conference series of the season for the Lakers, the Grand Valley State and Walsh baseball teams combined for 11 home runs and 35 runs scored—and that was just one game.
Collaboration and diversity are the driving forces behind a new, multi-themed exhibition produced by seven close-knit graphic design students at Grand Valley State University. Align: The Show will be on display from Monday, April 3, to Thursday, April 6, in the Stuart B. and Barbara H. Padnos Student Art and Design Gallery in the Calder Arts Center on the Allendale Campus.
Grand Valley State University art students Jillian Thompson, Gina Pisto and Betsy Vollmar had their best work showcased in the 2017 Michigan Collegiate Art Exhibition.
Almost everyone enjoys music, whether by listening to it, singing or playing an instrument. Music is a language that creates strong feelings and develops lasting memories. Events and programs driven by music play a large role in the community at Grand Valley State University, and help shape abilities and character for current and future students. Among these events is GVSU High School Piano Day.
After four seasons with the New Orleans Saints, Grand Valley State alum Tim Lelito signed with the Tennessee Titans after his stint on the free agent market. Lelito met with the Detroit Lions the previous week before signing with the Titans.
Having not played in the state of Michigan since February, the Grand Valley State men’s tennis team has become no stranger to long bus rides, hotels and adapting to other court conditions. However, those road conditions didn’t wear out the No. 36 nationally ranked Lakers as they won two of their three games against regionally ranked teams this weekend.
The Grand Valley State softball team kicked off conference play with a trip to Ohio for a pair of doubleheaders Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25.
Six Grand Valley State distance runners stretched their legs for the first time in the 2017 outdoor season. The Lakers sent three men and three women to the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, North Carolina to compete Friday, March 24.
After suffering its sixth loss of the season to Detroit Mercy Sunday, March 19, the Grand Valley State women’s tennis team had to bounce back on a weekend road trip. Even with long bus rides and hotel stays, the Lakers walked away from their three-game weekend with two wins and one loss, bringing their overall record to 18-7.
The No. 16 Grand Valley State women’s lacrosse team dropped two games over the weekend to No. 2 Lindenwood and No. 7 Rollins by scores of 14-6 and 16-10. The Lakers’ record now sits at 1-6 on the season going into conference play.
At close to three hours long, Grand Valley State University's student senate meeting was chalk full of eventful discussions, awards and resolutions.
This year’s Sigal Lecture, taking place Thursday, March 30, at 7 p.m. in the DeVos Center Loosemore Auditorium, will feature Simran Jeet Singh, a professor of religion at Trinity University and a senior religious fellow with the Sikh Coalition. Singh will be speaking on Islamophobia, the radicalization of religious identities and hate crimes.
In an effort to continue the spread of mental health awareness, the Grand Valley State University chapter of To Write Love on Her Arms has invited Neil Hilborn to campus.
Anand Giridharadas, a prolific journalist and author of “The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas,” gave a speech at Grand Valley State University in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room about his nonfiction book. Using “True American,” he connected the aftermath of Sept. 11 with the current turmoil and unrest in the United States.
The human race has burned half of the world’s fossil fuel supply in 200 years. Eventually, fossil fuels will run out, and humanity will have to find another source of energy to provide electricity. George McBane, a chemistry professor at Grand Valley State University, said there are few sources of energy that are sustainable in that they will likely “outlive our species,” the main one being the sun.