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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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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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