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MIP law change is step in the right direction

Starting at the beginning of this year, the consequence for first-time offenders charged with a minor in possession (MIP) in the state of Michigan has changed from a misdemeanor to a civil infraction. This legislative overhaul is a necessary step toward more accurately reflecting shifting societal attitudes about the relative severity of alcohol possession and consumption.

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Spreading out accountability on campus

Sexual assault is a topic we have covered frequently this past year because it continues to be an extremely prevalent and increasingly discussed issue both on campus and in the world at large. With movements like #MeToo, women from all around the world have banded together and gained a new sense of confidence to come forward and bravely disclose their personal stories.

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Holding GVSU accountable in 2018

With the commencement of 2018, the Grand Valley State University community should take a step back and assess if it is moving forward in a way that is most beneficial to students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community. 2018 will also be a year to see how university administration will handle landmark national policy changes at the local level and fulfill old promises.

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Classroom complaints: Tablet desks not cutting it

When students are trying to concentrate in class, listen attentively to their professors' lectures and take detailed notes, the last thing they should have to worry about is whether or not they'll be comfortable in their seats. Unfortunately, this is a problem for some Grand Valley State University students who take classes in rooms with tablet desks.

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