Moving Forward

The day after President Donald J. Trump was inaugurated, millions of people marched around the world to show their support for equal rights and to protest the rhetoric Trump used throughout his entire presidential campaign against minority groups. Women, along with men, marched through the streets of Washington, D.C., wearing "pussy hats" and bearing signs proclaiming their support for women's rights to reproductive health care and equal pay for equal work.

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More than words

The Grand Valley State University annual Teach-In brought in a crowd of more than 1,100 people. Though this is a large group of faculty, students and staff, this attendance rate is lower than last year's by a significant amount.

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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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