LEADING LAKERS

There are many Grand Valley State University students doing extraordinary things, both while they continue their education and once they graduate and become alumni.

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Appearance

I like to tell myself “I don’t care what people think about me.” It’s a nice mask to wear in a population full of unreality shows and outer-beauty contests.

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LESSONS LEARNED

It’s syllabus week, which means that we get to relax with a sort of meta-lesson that won’t be on the first exam. It’s not particularly challenging— ok, it’s not at all challenging — but we appreciate the ability to ease into the anxiety and panic of the semester without hitting an immediate wall of adrenaline.

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A response to 'Celebrating a legacy'

This is to clarify, not to retract, anything that I was quoted saying in the referenced article (‘Legacy,’ published Oct. 31). The clarification has two purposes: the first, is to affirm my belief in the honesty and dedication of each employee working for GVSU in any capacity. I have witnessed their hard work with diligence and dedication. Their services and efforts are indeed appreciated.

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The real American test

I usually tend to steer away from politics or anything over-stimulating that will rouse the masses into a frenzy when being discussed, but it has come to my attention that there are people in this great nation that still believe in the fear.

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Why did I eat Fuel-ese?

You’re in a 6-9 trying not to fall asleep while your professor lectures about Kant’s categorical imperative when your stomach begins to growl. But this isn’t just any growl; it’s as though a small raptor has spawned within your stomach and is now scree-ing and clawing at your insides in every attempt to escape. This visceral sensation has you hopping emotional extremes between self-pity and self-loathing. You glance over at the guy sitting next to you, hoping he didn’t hear anything, but thankfully, he’s texting on his iPhone beneath the table.

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True Transparency

Let’s face it: students don’t like research papers. In fact, most students don’t like research at all. So chances are that they’ve deliberately avoided it in all forms—including research regarding their future careers.

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