Why health insurance should be a priority

As the self-proclaimed greatest country in the world, the U.S. is still falling short on a handful of things that any great country should provide. One of those things is universal health care. Fortunately, in 2010, with the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, our government made an effort to make health care accessible to all. The problem is that even with this signed into law, many people still find health care to be unaffordable and unrealistic. That has to change. 

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Who has to buy your personal data for selling it to be wrong?

It turns out the U.S. public doesn’t like it when you let shady political data firms who brag about having “a long history of working behind the scenes” harvest the personal data of 50 million people in order to predict voter behavior. At least, that’s what Mark Zuckerberg discovered when Facebook stocks dropped by 10 percent after just a week of controversy.  

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The importance of lending your voice

On Monday, March 26, Grand Valley State University alumna and investigative reporter for the Indianapolis Star Marisa Kwiatkowski returned to campus to deliver two separate talks about her part in breaking the USA Gymnastics/Larry Nassar story. A big takeaway from the event was speaking out in support of victims to bring about large-scale change.

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'March for Our Lives' proves youth have been underestimated

Grand Rapid's student-run version of the national "March for Our Lives" attracted thousands of participants on Saturday, March 24. This type of turnout served as a blunt contradiction to the image of teenage uselessness painted by politicians and others who have outspokenly doubted the power of today's youth to participate so actively and effectively in the political sphere. 

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Mississippi needs to reevaluate which lives matter

Just recently, Mississippi passed a bill that gave the state the strictest abortion laws in the U.S., banning most abortions after 15 weeks. (A day after the bill was signed, a judge temporarily blocked it until more arguments could be heard.) Besides being considered unconstitutional by many, this bill represents nothing but an arbitrary limitation on women who need help. Proponents of this agenda like to claim they are protecting the unborn and that these little lives matter, but I would argue that they are missing the bigger picture. 

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Finding the next face of GVSU

On Tuesday, March 20, Grand Valley State University announced the members of the president search advisory committee (PSAC) tasked with finding President Thomas Haas' replacement. Made up of faculty, administration, one student representative and others, the committee will assist a hired search firm to find the institution's next president. 

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