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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Spending the extra money for spring break is worth it

If you’ve ever had a bank account balance of $.06 raise your hand. I can’t see you, nor can you see me, but I’m raising my hand. That’s right folks, like most college students I’m not exactly rolling in the dough, but it’s not for lack of trying. Even with three jobs, my savings account is not nearly as large as I would wish it to be. Tuition, rent, gas, it all adds up.

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Why is the Lodge sending me emails?

You’ve already chosen housing for next year, you didn’t give a marketing person your email address, and yet on a regular basis, a new email shows up your school inbox advertising the Lodge. Our student email addresses are a place for us to email people about university related things. I do not want emails advertising apartment complexes to be filling up my inbox, especially when I did not give them permission to do so.

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Finding the balance between optimism, pessimism

How would you describe yourself as a thinker? Are you optimistic or pessimistic? Are you always looking with hope to the future or are you preoccupied with the worst case scenario? Are you satisfied with however you think, or do wish you don’t think the way you do? Like many other things in life, I believe there’s a certain balance between the two ends of the spectrum that we should try to reach in order to keep a clear mind in the face of life’s peaks and valleys.

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The art of learning

Ultimately, every student at Grand Valley State University opted to continue schooling in order to achieve higher education. Whether the motivation stemmed from the ability to get a better job, receive higher pay, or simply to gain more knowledge, earning a college degree is certainly a priority for everyone here.

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