Preventing the spread of STIs

Nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) occur each year in the U.S. – half of those new cases occurring in people age 25 and younger. Most college students fall within this age range. When not treated, STIs can lead to serious health outcomes, like increased risk of infertility and cervical cancer. Having an STI can also increase your chances of contracting HIV.

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To the Heroes at the Grand Valley/Lake Superior State Basketball Game

In my two years as a participant in the basketball pep band, we (and the cheer team) have never been joined in loudening an otherwise silent gym. It is not often that students make an active effort to create a home-team advantage at basketball games. For the past few years, the game ended with the band trying to coax students on their feet – the gym rang with a resounding, “Stand up, students”!

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Letter to the editor

I write to congratulate and thank you and the Lanthorn staff for your recently published articles about the potential dangers of the increasing corporate presence on the campus of GVSU. Notwithstanding the disdainfully arrogant and intimidating response by the two Grand Valley Vice Presidents, which ultimately proves the point of your expressed concern, I write to support not only your right and freedom of speech, but also share and advocate the critical substance of your concern. There does exists a well-founded, historical and social system concern that such corporate “donations” are not as philanthropic or harmless to the educational purpose of a university as it is often presented to be.

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Letter to the editor

When I first came to Grand Valley State University, I was really excited. I loved the campus and everyone was very friendly and helpful. I liked that because I considered myself to be a friendly person as well. But After going to Grand Valley State University for six months everything started to change.

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Letter to the editor

Shortly before the close of the semester, Provost Gayle Davis announced her office would for the first time in the history of the university cap the number of sabbaticals.

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Letter to the editor

The recent exchange between the editors of the Lanthorn and Karen Loth, Vice President for University Development, and Matthew McLogan, Vice President for University Relations (Letter to the Editor, Dec.

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