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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Why we need to keep our eyes open about genocide

It is remarkably easy to distance ourselves from the problems that other people face. When trouble isn’t knocking on our own door, we tend not to notice it at all. Even global issues such as genocide seem to do little to rouse individuals, the government or the country as a whole. Still, genocide is a present and prominent part of the world we live in today, and we can no longer turn a blind eye.

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Analysis: Toys 'R' Us dies, Amazon thrives

If you haven’t heard, Toys "R" Us is officially closing its doors forever after the company’s September bankruptcy filing was followed up by a financially disappointing holiday season. Parents and children across the country are mourning the loss of such a beloved chain (though apparently not beloved enough for people to actually purchase its products). 

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Why you should be following the 80/20 eating rule

My mom always told me that a good diet is all about balance; it’s okay to eat junk food as long as you balance it with healthy food. Through the years, this was an idea that I stood by, tinkered with and am still trying to perfect. As I got more interested in nutrition, I tried clean eating, cutting out sweets and giving myself one cheat meal a week, but from these attempts I found that trying to cut out treats entirely is completely unsustainable. Today, I try to follow the 80/20 rule, an idea that is more of a healthy lifestyle than a diet.  

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Why we need to rethink unpaid internships

When it comes to graduating and establishing a career, prior experience is becoming more and more important. It seems that even entry-level jobs with entry-level pay are looking for candidates with one to two years of work experience. Fortunately, internships are a great way to acquire some of the experience that employers are looking for. Some majors and minors even require one or more internships to complete your degree. The only problem with that is that some of these internships are unpaid.  

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