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A look at modern day Disney

It’s no secret that in this topsy turvy world we live in there are a lot of differences in opinion. For example, who’s your favorite Disney princess? Mine is Ariel because duh she’s a mermaid and she pulls off fire engine red hair, you go girl. That being said, I totally accept your right as a human being to pick Cinderella or Snow White or whatever floats your boat.

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Movie remakes can never compare to original films

Growing up there are certain movies that act on you in certain ways. For me, when I was young it was Toy Story. I didn’t like the idea that my toys would be all by their lonesome when I was gone, so the fact that these toys led somewhat of a life outside of their owner’s made me happy.

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Know when to put your phone away

Three firetrucks, two ambulances, and police cars filled the parking lot at my apartment complex this weekend. Just after the firefighters had put out the fire and were interviewing the apartment tenants, my neighbors drove up to the scene laughing and pointing at the fire. As they exited their car, one of them put on his Aviator sunglasses, squatted, and made a duck face while his roommate took his picture in front of the firetrucks.

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Change is coming, even if you're tired of it

In the past six months, our country has undergone a slew of changes. Some have been good, some have been bad and some are kind of just a moot point. One of these changes is a general increase in empowerment among minorities, specifically women, but to get to that point they have also had to deal with major setbacks.

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Be lenient with students watching March Madness games

There are certainly days where we are less productive than others. Whether it be that you stayed up too late last night, have something on your mind, or any other reasonable explanation you are just not operating at 100 percent efficiency. These days are not only unavoidable, but they are also understandable. Try as you may, but you will never be at your best every day of the year. However, there are plenty of days where our concentration consistently falters which are avoidable.

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What to keep in mind when your power goes out

Given the unpredictable and often inconvenient events that happen in the world, I’m sure we’ve all been affected by a power outage at some point in our lives. And they can happen at any time. We could be studying in the library, in a class, or even on vacation.

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Get involved with student senate elections

Grand Valley State University has been my home for the past four years. There have been so many great opportunities, friendships, learning experiences, and more! However, no home is perfect. GVSU has many issues that need to be addressed: low state funding, student safety concerns, inclusion and diversity on campus, and any new issues that arise each year. Any good home owner doesn’t just ignore the problems, but they would rather roll up their sleeves and gets right to work.

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What is the fascination with space exploration?

There are many things that I do not understand, but I do not think I am alone when I say that I do not understand the fascination with ‘space.’ I’m sure if we surveyed elementary aged children, one of the most frequent occurring desired occupations would be an astronaut. Aside from a police officer, or a fireman, kids love astronauts. And I can’t totally blame them, as I too enjoy spacecrafts. In fact I have designed and engineered over 100 spacecrafts using LEGO’s alone.

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