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GETTING YOUR MONEY's WORTH

GETTING YOUR MONEY's WORTH


LANTHORN EDITORIAL BOARD | 02/07/16 8:52pm

During the average college student's educational career, most will have to take a much-dreaded 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. class at least once. Though you don't see many students excited for these three hour blocks of class, time spent on class materials should be prioritized instead of compromised.


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BE REASONABLE ABOUT RECRUITING

BE REASONABLE ABOUT RECRUITING

National Signing Day, a veritable Christmas-in-July for college sports fans, has shifted its perceived significance since the emergence of the Digital Age.

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Irresponsible fundraising

Irresponsible fundraising

When November rolls around, all Grand Valley State University students brace themselves for the barrage of begging Battle of the Valleys entails. For more than a week, the campus becomes consumed with T-shirt sales, donation bins and fundraising events.

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DOING YOUR CIVIC DUTY

DOING YOUR CIVIC DUTY

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, young adult voters between the ages of 18 through 24 have consistently voted at lower rates than all other age groups in every presidential election since 1962.

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MAKING STRIDES FOR MINORITIES

MAKING STRIDES FOR MINORITIES

Within recent years, Grand Valley State University has reached some pretty impressive milestones. The student population is now over 25,000 students, there are officially more than 100,000 laker alumni, and new academic buildings continue to pop up around campus. When the majority of things seem to be looking on the upside, sometimes it takes a look between the lines to see where we are still behind.

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LET'S MAKE SOME NOISE

LET'S MAKE SOME NOISE

When we talk about student activism, an image of bell-bottom clad university students from the 1960s and 1970s is often the default image. The college campus activists, with signs in hand, strapping themselves to trees to avoid demolition, had a large role in social progress during the second half of the 20th century.

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UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

Sex is generally a subject that people tend to shy away from talking about. We get it. It's personal, it's awkward. But let's face it: sex is a part of life, and it's nothing to be ashamed of. Statistically, over 70 percent of college students are sexually active, so why is sex such an awkward topic to talk about?

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ADDRESSING THE BIG TOPICS

ADDRESSING THE BIG TOPICS

During last year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day events, guest speaker Sybrina Fulton spoke on the necessity of addressing uncomfortable topics. During her speech at the GVSU Fieldhouse, Fulton's main message to college students was to get involved with the world around them.

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BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE

BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE

A new year signifies a time to make changes. Sometimes, making these changes is easier said than done. Often, all it takes is the use of the resources around you and the initiative to see things through.

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EDITOR'S DESK: A SEMESTER IN REVIEW

EDITOR'S DESK: A SEMESTER IN REVIEW

From all of the editors at the Lanthorn, congratulations on making it to the end of the semester! It's been a hectically busy 15 weeks right from the start, but we'd like to take a moment to thank you for letting the Lanthorn document and report on all the events that have happened in the Grand Valley State University community since Aug. 24.

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