Nunes memo is bad news for everyone involved

On Friday, Feb. 2, Trump authorized the release of the Nunes memo, a four-page memorandum making the claim that the evidence (a dossier prepared by former British spy Christopher Steele) the FBI used to get a warrant against Trump’s former campaign adviser was partially financed by both the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.  Whether the document is true or not, it’s clearly damaging to the ongoing Russia investigation, since “may have used fabricated evidence while investigating treason” is a bad look on anybody, much less a national security organization.

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Why we need to stop normalizing stress

Sometimes, as papers and assignment pile up, I feel like I live in a constant state of stress. For college students, extreme levels of stress are really just everyday occurrences that almost feel normal. But really, we shouldn’t normalize heightened stress and we shouldn’t glorify it, either. Stress can be serious, and we should treat it accordingly. While we all experience it in different degrees, stress can affect all areas of life, whether we are aware of it or not. 

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GVSU administration is responding appropriately to Larry Nassar, MSU scandal

After the seismic wave of damning victim-survivor testimonies in the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case, Michigan State University's staff, administration, internal review policies and reporting mechanisms are consequently being put under the microscope and scrutinized by the public. While MSU is beginning to suffer the (well-deserved) consequences of being called out for gross neglect of victim survivors, other universities are now being compelled to conduct their own internal reviews and investigations to avoid the public relations disaster that MSU is currently experiencing.

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Why you can’t out-exercise a bad diet

It’s a common misconception that exercise is all you need to stay healthy and reach fitness goals. People think going to the gym is going to instantaneously change their health, but this mindset needs to change. Yes, going to the gym is a great step to getting fit, but there is much more to consider. 

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Student senate column: Why GVSU deserves more state funding

Let’s paint a picture: Imagine that your university does get funding from the state, which universities do; however, it is not based on the merits of your university—it is based on something known as base-line funding, and your university gets money through this process. Let me explain why state funding is very important to Grand Valley State University. 

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The dangerous myth of chain migration

Anyone who doesn’t live under a rock could tell you that immigration policy has been a touchy subject in the U.S. for some time now. 2018 certainly hasn’t brought any improvements in this arena, and this January has been especially eventful. 

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