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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.
Grand Valley State University continued its monthly panel on medical issues with the Health Forum of West Michigan panel Friday, April 6, which discussed mental health. Panelists met from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the DeVos Center Loosemore Auditorium to talk about the subject.
On the 50th anniversary of the day Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, Grand Valley State University brought in Derrick White, a lecturer and scholar from Dartmouth College, to discuss the future of King’s legacy. This event, titled “MLK #WhereDoWeGoFromHere?” was hosted by GVSU’s Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies.
Plans for the 2018 season of the Grand Valley State University Shakespeare Festival are already underway. This year’s performances will be “King Lear” and “Bard to Go.” There are casting opportunities for all students regardless of major or minor. Backstage duties are also available.
Grand Valley State University's University Academic Senate voted to approve student senate's fall break proposal on Friday, April 6. It's unclear what year fall break would be implemented in the university's academic calendar.
Singularity: Whether it be through the creative process, the plot or the rarity of a one-person show at Grand Valley State University, Lindsey Normington's play “Figurehead” exhibits just that. There will be one show only Friday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Linn Maxwell Keller Blackbox Theatre in the Haas Center for Performing Arts.
The Grand Valley State University art department is filled with talented, creative students all working hard to improve their craft and hone their skills. This dedication and drive is certainly evident in the work of student Emily McKenna.
The Grand Valley State men's and women's track and field teams competed in the Hilltopper Relays hosted by Western Kentucky University on the afternoon of Friday, April 6. At the event, 10 different athletes hit NCAA provisional marks.
The Laker women currently sit at No. 7 in the national poll, while the men are No. 11.
The Grand Valley State men’s rugby team hosted its first home game of the season against Ferris State, losing 41-17 on Saturday, April 7.
GVSU could not contain FSU’s speedy offense. The Bulldogs looked relentless during the first half, delivering the first punch within just 10 minutes of play and imposing their will in offense against a young GVSU team.
The Grand Valley State women’s lacrosse team took on GLIAC rival Davenport at home on Friday, April 6. This was the first of two meetings between the two teams this season, and GVSU set the tone in the matchup by winning the game 18-7.
Grand Valley State University’s University Academic Senate (UAS) met Friday, April 6, to discuss a motion by the Executive Committee of the Senate (ECS) regarding scholarship and how it is defined across GVSU colleges. The ECS had been debating this for some time and recently passed the proposal within its own committee. On Friday, at a meeting in the John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering, the UAS voted in favor of the motion.
On Wednesday, April 11, Grand Valley State University will once again host Student Scholars Day, an event that allows students and faculty to showcase exhibits, research and other projects they’ve worked on throughout the year.
Despite the chilly weather, Grand Valley State University students gathered on the Allendale Campus Saturday, April 7, and marched together for the Slut Walk, an event put on by GVSU’s It’s on Us as Lakers, a division of the national It's on Us campaign to end sexual assault.