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There are many untold stories about armed conflicts worldwide, and the Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project aims to tell those tales. GVSU students are invited to join them for a showing of “Unforgotten,” a documentary about Vietnamese survivors of re-education camps. The showing is set for Monday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the DeVos Center Loosemore Auditorium.
Lanthorn staff members make their predictions for the March Madness winners.
The Grand Valley State men’s golf team was on the road once again this week, facing off in the Findlay Spring Invitational in Lexington, Kentucky, on Monday, March 26, and Tuesday, March 27. The Lakers finished in a second-place tie with Maryville University, finishing with a total stroke count of 590 for +14 shots over par.
Whether you think it’s warm enough or not, it’s officially baseball season.
Although the Grand Valley State baseball team is already 23 games into its season, the Lakers (13-10 overall, 2-2 GLIAC) will finally hold their home opener against the Tiffin Dragons (8-10 overall, 2-2 GLIAC) in the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday, March 29. GVSU will also play another doubleheader against Tiffin on Friday, March 30, starting at 1 p.m.
On Monday, March 26, Grand Valley State University alumna and investigative reporter for the Indianapolis Star Marisa Kwiatkowski returned to campus to deliver two separate talks about her part in breaking the USA Gymnastics/Larry Nassar story. A big takeaway from the event was speaking out in support of victims to bring about large-scale change.
In the world of collegiate and professional athletics, young men and women usually improve their abilities as they advance through their respective sports. However, when it comes to Grand Valley State softball player Teagan Shomin, she has experienced a lot more growth mentally than physically as she reflects over her time here at GVSU.
Two Grand Valley State University students placed first and second in the Outdoor Weber Idea Competition on Friday, March 23. The first-place team, consisting of Jordan Vanderham and Jared Seifert, created the Orindi Mask, which allows wearers to breathe warm air even in cold temperatures. Taking second place was Katarina Samardzija, who created Locker Lifestyle, which allows wearers to take small valuables with them while being active.
For the first time in his young collegiate career, Grand Valley State men’s tennis sophomore Jack Geissler was named the GLIAC Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week per a release by the league office on Tuesday, March 27.
Opening Day is a celebration unlike any other. We have been waiting since Nov. 1, 2017—yes, that's right, November—to get back to baseball, and we have finally reached the finish line. From this day forward, we will have at least one game to watch every single day until the 2018 World Series concludes. Think about that. Isn’t it beautiful?
What might not be as beautiful is the season the Detroit Tigers are primed for.
The Padnos International Center at Grand Valley State University is excited to be hosting the GVSU Global Laker Alumni Event in Chicago on Thursday, March 29. This event has seen massive success in West Michigan, and the PIC is eager to take it to a new location and reach even more Lakers, GVSU study-abroad alumni, international alumni and friends.
There was a small gas leak at Kistler Living Center on the Allendale Campus Tuesday, March 27. The leak was from a one-inch line outside the building and possibly related to a water leak. Residents were evacuated as a precautionary measure only. DTE was on the scene to turn off the line. No one was injured as a result of the incident.
UPDATE: DTE has shut down the line, and residents are being allowed back into the building.
In conjunction with marches held nationwide, thousands of demonstrators gathered at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids on Saturday, March 24, to express support for victims of gun violence and demand more gun-control legislation.
The Grand Valley State men's tennis team won its GLIAC matchup against Lake Superior State by a score of 8-1 on Saturday, March 24. With the win, GVSU improves to 10-4 overall and 2-0 in conference play, while LSSU drops to 5-5 on the season and 0-2 against conference foes.
Fifty-three Grand Valley State University students are running in the student senate election this year. Voting will be conducted online at www.gvsu.edu/studentsenate, and students may vote for up to 10 candidates of their choice from Monday, March 26, at 8 a.m. to Monday, April 1, at 11:59 p.m.
As the end of the 2017-18 academic year approaches, the Grand Valley State University student senate continues to work on finishing projects and preparing for the transition to a new body. The general assembly on Thursday, March 22, had an agenda full of important information.
For anyone who menstruates, periods can be tiresome and costly. But for those who are homeless, impoverished or incarcerated, having a period can severely impede one’s ability to participate fully in society.
Grand Rapid's student-run version of the national "March for Our Lives" attracted thousands of participants on Saturday, March 24. This type of turnout served as a blunt contradiction to the image of teenage uselessness painted by politicians and others who have outspokenly doubted the power of today's youth to participate so actively and effectively in the political sphere.