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Support for sidewalks increases

By AUDRA GAMBLE Published 3 minutes ago

According to the Ottawa County Road Commission, there has been a history of car accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists on 48


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More than just a football game

Over the past 12 years, Grand Valley State University and Saginaw Valley State University have turned their football rivalry into something more than a game of touchdowns and tackles.

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One year later

One year later

One year after it was temporarily taken down, the iconic Grand Valley State University pendulum stands tall as a beacon of science and art. Last year, the pendulum was removed amid safety concerns after an increasing number of students swung on it. It had been in place for nearly 20 years and was showing wear and tear with age.

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Faith exploration

Grand Valley State University's Interfaith Advisory Council is sponsoring the first annual Spiritual Life Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Grand River Room of the Kirkhof Center on Tuesday, Oct. 21. The event will feature 15 on-campus religious organizations. Todd Cox, student organization development coordinator at the Office of Student Life, is the primary adviser who worked with the student organizations Better Together and Hillel to organize the fair. Cox said the event is similar to Campus Life Night where different groups have tables set up to provide students with information.

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GV to remember lost Lakers

GV to remember lost Lakers

“May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.” Words like these, spoken by an anonymous author, will surely ring in the minds of members of Grand Valley State University's Laker community for the second year of a new tradition.

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Global Lakers share their experiences

Global Lakers share their experiences

Lakers studying abroad were part of a video conversation with an audience at Grand Valley State University’s Learning Alcove in the Mary Idema Pew Library on Friday. The audience spoke to the panel about religious tolerance and the religious climates in the countries where they are studying. This panel was a part of a series surrounding the art exhibit, Religious Tolerance: Islam in the Sultanate of Oman.

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Laker Line results show interest in higher-capacity buses

Laker Line results show interest in higher-capacity buses

The Laker Line study held its results meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Over the past 10 years, student commuters have seen a rise in public transportation participation. In the past, the reaction has been to add to the number of buses to increase frequency.

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Ladies Love Politics event encourages women to get involved politically

Ladies Love Politics event encourages women to get involved politically

There are 435 members in the House of Representatives, of which only 79 are females.

In light of these statistics and the continual fight for equal gender rights, the Bachelor of Social Work Student Organization (BSWSO) at Grand Valley State University decided to organize the event Ladies Love Politics.

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