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Calm down, millennials aren't that bad

Over the past couple of years, I’ve noticed that the term ‘millennial’ has gathered a negative connotation. Somehow, a generation that has barely begun its time as leaders has already been blamed as the cause of America’s downfall. Even though many of us are just on the precipice of adulthood we have already been told that we are entitled, lazy or undetermined.

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NBA vs. NHL

In the midst of one of the most historic and memorable stretches in the history of the NBA, there seems to continually be a feeling of unhappiness from, shall I say, one of the less fortunate sports leagues. No matter what the NBA does, there will undoubtedly be some sucker punches thrown from fans the NHL.

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So… what are you doing after college?

I have noticed, like I’m sure many college students have, that I’ve begun to dread gatherings with my extended family, meeting new people or even interviewing for jobs. Why? Well it’s not because I have a weird Uncle Herbert, a fear of people or even a bad resume, but rather because of the slew of questions I have begun to get.

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Keeping up the curriculum

Universities are big. When it comes to changing the curriculum, it can take a very long time for all of the different people involved to approve changes. In the world of technology though, the skills we need to learn to prepare us for our careers change rapidly. In order to keep up with the changes in our career fields, the university needs to find a way to change the curriculum to keep up.

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Going to events can curve boredom

Grand Valley State University can be boring. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve complained that there’s nothing to do at GVSU. If you’re under 21, don’t have a car, and don’t know very many people, this campus can seem unbearably dull. To help cure this dullness, go to an event.

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Being flexible in life

What better way to support your peers by reading some of their work? A few months ago, columnist Claire Fisher wrote an article about not "over-planning for your future." In it, she talks about the importance of not becoming too attached to any one plan in particular when it comes to making big decisions in life. Not only do I completely agree with this viewpoint, but I also believe it applies to the smaller details of everyday life.

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Think before you adopt a dog

“Omg, let’s get a puppy next year!” These are the words I overheard from apartment seekers at the library. As they dreamed aloud of how they would hide the puppy during the school year and take him to Illinois in the summers, I couldn’t mask my cringe.

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We need more Beyoncés

There are many people, both living and dead, whom I admire. We’ve had the pleasure of knowing many great minds with a variety of talents to offer the world, people like Princess Diana, Mahatma Gandhi and Theodore Roosevelt. As times have changed, so have our idols. Into the limelight came celebrities, reality TV stars and professional athletes. While I am not naïve enough to believe that the infamy held by these celebrities will disappear, I do believe that our admiration can be aimed toward better versions of these figure heads. To state it plainly, the world needs more Beyoncés.

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Living in Trump's America

Well, it’s here. We’re now officially living in an America that’s being run by the controversial political figure Donald Trump. For some people, this is great news because now we have someone in charge who is going to “Make America Great Again.” For others, it’s a nightmare that seems to have come true against all odds. Either way, Trump is now the man in charge and we have to live with it for the next four years. But does that necessarily mean that all hope is lost for some? Not at all.

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