Thanksgiving break offers comforts of home to students

Returning to your parent’s house after you’ve been away at school never happens quite as easily as it should. Whether Grand Valley State University plays a home football game, or your friend turns 21, there is always an excuse as to why you opted against the three-hour car ride home and decided to stay at school for the weekend.

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Finding comfort in a collective voice

Solidarity. Stand in solidarity. This term, this phrase, kept emerging from the lips of the angered and the fearful on the night of a protest. Between chants, between blurs of words, between songs, solidarity seemed to rise above the rest. Its taste remained on my tongue after the event ended.

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Saving Thanksgiving

Please don’t let your family ruin Thanksgiving with their political discussions. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday just for the simplicity of it all. There is no need for gifts, no need to dress up, just plenty of good food, plus the Lions game.

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Embracing differences

Intergroup events are on the rise on campus and across the U.S. to create a sense of unity across communities. When striving toward inclusivity, groups aim to band together despite differences. In attempts to create a connection, we may try to find similarities in those who deviate from our own backgrounds.

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Give Trump a chance before making judgments

We’ve all been talking about the election for a while now, with Donald Trump being a common topic of conversation. How will he lead our country? No one knows, and many people probably didn’t want to know. But nevertheless, Trump is confirmed to be our next president so it’s important to remember how to handle this shift between presidents.

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Handling housing

One of the biggest steps we make in college is moving off campus. From rent to parking to utilities, the factors we have to consider in our new housing choice are often things we haven’t had to think about before.

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