Why you need to stay active this winter

Winter has hit full blast here in Michigan: Freezing temperatures, cold winds, snow falls and short, dark days are certainly upon us. With the drop in temperature, it seems inevitable that the Grand Valley State University community will start to lag in both social and physical activities. Of course, it’s easy to be lazy when it's freezing cold outside, but staying active can help you not only survive the winter but conquer it.  

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Breaking down the pay gap

As with many issues, sometimes statistics, facts and common sense aren’t enough to convince people that inequality exists in our world. Still, injustice persists. We’re faced with it again and again in the disparity of wages between men and women. Sure, there are plenty of possible reasons for this division, but when it comes down to it, the gender pay gap is real. This discussion has recently been brought into the limelight because Hollywood has made a point of talking about it.  

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President Trump needs to learn to bite his tongue

President Donald Trump has recently been under fire due to crude comments he allegedly made about Haiti and countries in Africa, reportedly calling them “shithole countries.” While these alleged comments were both incredibly offensive and ignorant, inappropriate comments are nothing new from Trump. As the president of our country, he makes me feel embarrassed and ashamed with his comments. Trump, it’s time you learned how to bite your tongue.  

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MSU President Lou Anna Simon should step down

Following the emotional impact statements given by the victim survivors of Larry Nassar, a former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor, widespread calls have been made for MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon to step down. After viewing the impact statements and the in-depth investigations conducted by various outlets, the Grand Valley Lanthorn is also calling for Simon's resignation.

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Review: It isn't called 'The Most Honest Showman' for a reason

Technically speaking, "The Greatest Showman" is a biographical film about the life of P.T. Barnum, a man who was many things—a politician, con man, author, philanthropist—but primarily, at least according to himself, an entertainer. Since Barnum was historically infamous for his opinion that entertainment is most enjoyable at its least truthful, it makes a lot of sense that a movie allegedly depicting his life story would be almost entirely fictional.

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Don’t let senioritis get the best of you

With each winter semester comes a whole new class of soon-to-be-graduating seniors. Finally, I find myself in that grouping of students and, like most of the people who share my status, I could not be more excited. But if you’re like me, you’re experiencing full-blown senioritis, too. I am just so ready to walk across that stage and grab my diploma. Nevertheless, even with that thought in the back of my mind, I think it’s really important that we all push ourselves to finish out strong. 

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Why our health system should go from biomedical to biopsychosocial

“On a scale of one to 10, how bad is the pain?” You’ve probably become quite familiar with this question, as it’s asked at doctors’ offices around the world. Doctors are always focusing on numbers. They ask when symptoms started, they take blood tests and body scans, and so on. This is because today’s health system is using a biomedical approach. 

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