Battle of the Valleys: A tradition on and off the field

Every time students hear the phrase “Battle of the Valleys,” they typically associate it with some kind of sporting event in which Grand Valley State University plays Saginaw Valley State University. Yet, what many students don’t know is that Battle of the Valleys is also an annual week-long charity competition that takes place the week before the GVSU vs SVSU football game.

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Keep learning: public speaking as a skill

As the director of Grand Valley State University’s Speech Lab, it is easy for others to assume that public speaking has always come naturally to me. It’s easy to assume that I find speaking to be an effortless process. As much as I would like these things to be true, they are not.

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Making the case for student media funding

As the faculty adviser to two of Grand Valley State University’s student media outlets, GVTV and WCKS The Whale, I have been reading with great interest the Lanthorn coverage of the modifications to our funding that were executed by the GVSU student senate.

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