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Grand Valley State University's Beacon Since 1963, Allendale, MI
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Recognizing the reality of biases

It’s easy to get by without venturing too far from campus. Everything we need is here – food, shelter, activities and what not. I call GV a snow globe. For a long while I didn’t see a single dog, old person, baby, homeless person, gas station.

The debate of feminism

The word feminism is becoming ever more prevalent in our society, but with it accompanies a negative connotation. Why?

The wonder of the "Magic Night"

Europe is known for its numerous holidays and long vacations, which I do not mind of course. Who would not want 6 weeks of vacation? One of my favorite holidays are winter holidays, and series of vacations during that period is not the reason. Okay, maybe partially. I just adore all the decorations on the streets, the precious smell of Christmas trees and tangerine and just the spirit and anticipation of “magic.”