editorial

Looking deeper

Since the election of Donald J. Trump Tuesday, Nov. 8, there has been no shortage of people stepping up to speak their mind about the election results. From protests to speeches to celebrity endorsements, all eyes have been on Trump and what his presidency will mean for the U.S. However, as we get closer and closer to inauguration day, we seem to be casting a shadow on a key part of any presidency: cabinet picks.

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A sense of community

Oftentimes, construction projects get stalled along the way due to technicalities, financial requirements and personal politics. We understand many people and permissions are necessary to complete large projects, such as the light installation on 48th Avenue, and we believe there is an important message to take away from the collaboration seen throughout this project.

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We are family

For the past three weeks, we have been surrounded by old friends, family members and familiar places. From Christmas dinner to New Year's Eve celebrations, odds are topics of conversation regarding politics and personal opinions were avoided and replaced with lighter topics that were rated "safe" in the hopes to avoid confrontation.

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From the editor's desk: Seeking a new North Star

In late August of 2013, I began my three-and-a-half-year stint with the Grand Valley Lanthorn. Hired on by the editor-in-chief before I ever moved on to campus, I distinctly remember asking the main source for my first story for the Lanthorn to meet me at the Cook Carillon Tower for our interview—unfamiliar with campus, I was too scared I’d get lost trying to find anywhere else.

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Laker nation will rebound after tough losses

The football team lost to rival Ferris State 47-32 at Lubbers Stadium in the NCAA Division II Quarterfinal. The Lakers were the top seed in their region. The soccer team lost 3-2 to Western Washington in the NCAA National Championship two days after defeating Columbus State in the National Semifinal (Thursday, Dec. 1) in Kansas City, Missouri. The Lakers were going for their fourth straight national championship, which would have tied the longest streak in NCAA history.

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Play by the parking rules

Parking services knows more than anyone why people have an issue with campus parking. They hear the complaints that students aren't about to spend the money to not have a guaranteed spot and they listen when students, faculty, staff and community members urge them to develop more parking spaces.

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Staying civil over Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving is a lot of things. It's a time to catch up on sleep, eat good food for a change and an opportunity to spend time with family members you haven't seen in a while. However, when you put together several generations of people right after a controversial presidential election and stuff them full of turkey and liquid courage, that's a recipe for familial fighting.

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