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Performance Studio Series gives students directing experience

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. Each show was directed by a senior theatre student. “Stuart Little” was directed by Rachel Renaud, and “The Actor’s Nightmare” was directed by Tyler DeGood. 

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DeVos Center wedding construction kept under wraps

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.

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Inside GV's shortage of student media funding

Concerns regarding student media funding on campus have been raised in recent weeks, as funding for Grand Valley media programs pales in comparison to other universities within the state. Len O’Kelly, a Multimedia Journalism professor within the School of Communications, spoke to student senate regarding the issue, stating that amongst the 15 state-funded universities, GVSU’s student media funding ranks 14th. 

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Reilly's ripple effect: fallout of 2016 student murder leaves GVPD trust in spotlight

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. 

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GV's Euphoria performs at ninth annual A Capell-Off

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. 


A brief guide to health and wellness

With the arrival of the new year, many people are ready to kick bad habits, implement healthy routines and grab life by the horns. While some people find success with their resolutions, it’s not uncommon for people start the year off strong and then lose their steam a few weeks later. 

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Organizations reach out, recruit at Campus Life Night

As students return from winter break with resolutions to join a new club or organization, many flock to Grand Valley State University’s Campus Night Life, which was held in the Kirkhof Center on Friday, Jan. 11. While the event featured many of GVSU’s over 400 organizations, just as the fall semester’s Campus Life Night did, many organizations came into the winter event with varied goals.   

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'Wonderful Town' offers new challenge for GV Opera Theatre

Grand Valley State University’s Opera Theatre is encouraging students to grow with their upcoming production of Wonderful Town, which will debut in February. The musical tells the story of two sisters from Ohio that move to New York City seeking success and their detours along the way. The show boasts 25 student actors, a 14-person production crew and 20 student musicians in the pit orchestra.