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What we can learn about culture from Halloween

At college campuses across the U.S., Halloween is one of the biggest "party" holidays of the year, and Grand Valley State University is no exception. Halloween offers the rare opportunity for students to dress in outlandish costumes without breaking basic social rules. Couple that inhibition with alcohol, bass-heavy music and "spooky"-themed decor, and you have all the ingredients for a classic college party.

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From dialogue to action: Discussing sexual assault is the first step to change

Following the "Zapatos Rojos" (or "Red Shoes") installation created by artist Elina Chauvet to raise awareness about violence toward women, Grand Valley State University held a panel on the same topic  Monday, Oct. 23. This discussion could not have been more timely, considering the snowballing power of the "#MeToo" movement that has been circling social media for the past few weeks. 

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Why students should prioritize their physical well-being

For students at Grand Valley State University, it can be all too easy to put exercise on the back burner and prioritize homework, studying, work and other personal commitments. Making time to work out becomes even more difficult (unrealistic, even) at this point in the semester when deadlines for midterm papers and projects loom ominously over students’ schedules.

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GVSU students need a more regulated fall breather

Between Labor Day and Thanksgiving, Grand Valley State University students don't get a formal break from their classes. Unlike at many other colleges that have an official fall break sometime in October to give students a reprieve from their studies, GVSU students have to power through midterms all the way to the official start of the holiday season.

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Working with Parking Services

At Grand Valley State University, one frequently expressed cause for stress is the same among students, guests, staff and faculty alike: campus parking. With more than 25,000 students currently enrolled at the university, finding a parking spot on campus can be nearly impossible some days. 

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