Letter to the editor: The work ahead

Dear Editor, Thank you for the opportunity to offer some additional perspective on the Lanthorn’s Monday, Nov. 7 editorial on campus facilities, "Fighting for equal funding." I agree with the overall sentiment expressed in the editorial, namely that the university’s need for additional facilities is my priority, too.

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The thin blue line: a meaning deeper than four words

It recently came to my attention the Grand Valley State University student senate put on an event titled “A Thin Blue Line: Combating Police Brutality in Our Communities.” This past Monday, Oct. 24 the Lanthorn published a front-page article about the event, with the headline “Walking a Thin Blue Line.” These headlines certainly caught my eye, but not for a positive reason. While I did not have a problem for the content of the event, which was a forum with local police officers and professors from GVSU. I, and many other students, had a problem with the title that was chosen.

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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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