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The Grand Valley State men and women’s swimming & diving team came to a close on their regular season, as their last meet took place on Saturday, Jan. 19, in Kentwood. The teams faced off with Indianapolis and Davenport, pulling through wins all around.
The Grand Valley State men’s club hockey team swept the Indiana Hoosiers this weekend with 5-4 and 3-2 victories on Friday, Jan. 18 and Saturday, Jan. 19.
A lawsuit regarding the claimed wrongful death of Rosemarie Reilly, a Grand Valley State University student, in 2016 was filed on Nov. 2, directly citing two Grand Valley Police Department (GVPD) officers and four Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) officers for their involvement and “gross negligence.” The surfacing of a lawsuit not only brings up questions surrounding the cause of Reilly’s death, but challenges if the situation could happen again.
Beginning Thursday, Jan. 17, Grand Valley State University theatre students showcased their directing, acting and producing skills in student-led productions of “The Actor’s Nightmare” and “Stuart Little.” The shows ran through Jan. 20, with opportunities for single and double bills.
On Saturday, Jan. 19, the city of Grand Rapids hosted its third annual Women’s March at Calder Plaza, one of the 673 sister marches held throughout the world reflecting the largest one that was held in Washington D.C. on the same day. The event was focused on advancing human rights causes and galvanizing that women will not be silenced.
Despite below-freezing temperatures, approximately 60 people congregated near Grand Valley State University’s Cook Carillon Tower the afternoon of Wednesday, Jan. 16 in order to show dissent toward the Department of Education’s proposals to make changes to Title IX.
After 14 consecutive wins and nine straight conference victories, including a 53-35 stuffing of the Michigan Tech Huskies on Thursday, Jan. 17, the No. 9 ranked Grand Valley State women’s basketball team lost a game at the hands of the Northern Michigan Wildcats, falling 56-43 in Marquette, Mich. on Saturday, Jan. 19.
The Grand Valley State men’s basketball team came away from their road trip to the Upper Peninsula with two more losses, losing to Michigan Tech in overtime 91-87 on Thursday, Jan. 17, before losing to Northern Michigan 71-61 on Saturday, Jan. 19.
By February, hospitals will be filled with over 4,000 knit red hats for Michigan’s youngest residents. This is the final step in the American Heart Association’s year round effort with the Children's Heart Foundation to raise awareness for heart disease and congenital heart defects.
Grand Valley State University’s Student Senate has helped the university to include student input on campus policies through their involvement in passing proposals that help the university decide on changes made to the student living policies on campus, among other student-related issues. During their Jan. 10 general assembly, following a near-unanimous vote, the Student Senate passed a resolution for their support of a rewording of section 13 in GVSU’s on-campus housing contract.
In an effort to keep cultural and indigenous traditions alive around the world, one Grand Valley State University professor is using data collection and cataloging to assist a tribal community in Kenya and help the younger generations cultivate medicinal plants.
The Grand Rapids Public Museum's “Concert Under the Stars” series uses imaginative flare and fascinating visuals from beyond the stratosphere to introduce community members to local Grand Rapids musicians.
Grand Valley State University is host to many events and receptions each year, including weddings, as its various campuses offer exclusive settings and exquisite backdrops for significant occasions. On Saturday Jan. 19, an anonymous GVSU alum was married on the Grand Rapids Pew Campus. The large amount of construction for the event calls into question what limits the university will go to provide a special space for a campus wedding.
The Grand Valley State University art program is led by skilled and knowledgeable faculty, all with their own unique artistic vision and approach to the creative process. A number of these professors took a work sabbatical to develop new pieces of art, and these works are on display in an exhibition titled “Reflect – Revive – Reshape.”
The ninth annual A Capell-Off, a competition between university a capella groups in west Michigan, was organized by Sigma Alpha Iota as a fundraiser for Allendale Public Schools’ music department. The competition, held at Allendale High School in the Ceglarek Fine Arts Center, featured Euphoria, one of Grand Valley State University’s award-winning a capella groups.
Fire departments from Allendale, Georgetown and Blendon townships responded to an apartment unit on fire shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan 17 in GVSU off-campus apartment Copper Beech Townhomes. The team arrived to flames coming from the third floor of a middle housing unit before putting out the flames within 30 minutes, according to witnesses.
One of the best parts about the college experience is the new people you meet and bond with, particularly the ones you live with. Simultaneously, roommates can be a frustrating and challenging part of campus living as well. Whether you move in with an old friend or start fresh with an unfamiliar face, you can’t always control how considerate your roommate will be. What you can control, though, is how considerate you are. There are several traits a good roommate has, all of which are based on respect and personal responsibility.
At the beginning of winter break, staple GVSU spot Mully's Bar and Grill closed its doors for good, with no notice to its staff or community. Mully's Bar and Grill did not respond to comment regarding the reason for the hasty shutdown, preferring to text their employees days after what would be their final day. The aftermath of Mully's closure left many shocked and confused, but maybe it shouldn't have.
As of Sunday, Jan. 13, Trump’s border wall has now instigated the longest shutdown of government agencies in United States history. The previous record breaker was a 21 day shutdown in 1996 (a length less daunting now in retrospect) which had been driven by a very different budget conflict. Then-President Bill Clinton vetoed the republican majority’s significant budget cuts, concerned about hikes in medicare premiums and slashes in education and the environment.