Fresh faces

Throughout the 2016-17 academic year, we've gotten used to the leadership style of the current student senate body. From resolutions passed to recommendations made for the university, this year's senate body has been busy making their time at Grand Valley State University count.

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Lifelong learning

If you're not a religious person, it can be easy to brush off religious holidays as they come and go every year, especially if it's not Christmas. This Sunday is Easter, a Christian holiday, and— unless you celebrate the holiday or have kids hunting for eggs— many people won't do more than shrug. And many Christians who do celebrate the holiday, may not know much about religions other than their own.

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Recognizing accomplishments

This week, the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (OURS) will be hosting the 21st annual Student Scholars Day (SSD) at Grand Valley State University. That's 21 years of students showcasing their scholarly research and creative work using a variety of mediums, including poster boards, panel discussions and live performances.

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Think twice before you post

Though each person has the right to their own opinions, when you are associated with a certain organization, your opinions are going to be reflected on that group whether it's intentional or not. Whether or not you think this is fair, this is still something that happens.

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A slippery slope

School is hard. We are in and out of classrooms learning a ton of information for a significant portion of our early years. So, it isn't unlikely that students, at some point in their academic careers, will fail a class.

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Testing maturity

There are more than 7 billion people in the world, 318 million people in the U.S., almost 10 million people in Michigan and over 25,000 students at Grand Valley State University. Even though we West-siders are known for our friendly faces and Laker pride, the truth of the matter is that we are not all going to like each other.

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Helping each other

In a university setting, it's not unusual for students to have concerns about policies or to disagree with administration on certain issues. In fact, these differences can be beneficial to harboring a more inclusive campus environment for students, faculty and staff. But in order to turn criticism into growth, both parties have to be constructive in working together to accommodate a change that will work for everyone.

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Setting an example

People love to hate on college students. We're lazy, we're whiny and all we care about is getting drunk on the weekends. Of course, these stereotypes are not true of the entire college population, but it always hurts our credibility as college students when someone proves these statements to be true.

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