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Support for sidewalks increases

By AUDRA GAMBLE Published 10/20/14 11:41pm

According to the Ottawa County Road Commission, there has been a history of car accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists on 48


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More than just a football game

Over the past 12 years, Grand Valley State University and Saginaw Valley State University have turned their football rivalry into something more than a game of touchdowns and tackles.

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One year later

One year later

One year after it was temporarily taken down, the iconic Grand Valley State University pendulum stands tall as a beacon of science and art. Last year, the pendulum was removed amid safety concerns after an increasing number of students swung on it. It had been in place for nearly 20 years and was showing wear and tear with age.

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GV to remember lost Lakers

GV to remember lost Lakers

“May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.” Words like these, spoken by an anonymous author, will surely ring in the minds of members of Grand Valley State University's Laker community for the second year of a new tradition.

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Laker family mourns loss

Laker family mourns loss

On Monday morning, Grand Valley State University student Alexander Aninos was killed in a car accident.

Aninos was a fifth-year music education major, who hoped to become a music teacher and a lacrosse coach.

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The Rapid seeks student input

The Rapid seeks student input

More than 11,000 riders currently use the existing Route 50 during Grand Valley State University’s academic year, making it The Rapid's busiest route. A public meeting will be held on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the DeVos Center University Club to address the proposed Laker Line. Jeromie Winsor, a senior transportation planner with the URS Corp., is part of the Laker Line project team. 

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Exhibit teaches coexistence

Exhibit teaches coexistence

Today marks only the second time that the “Religious Tolerance – Islam in the Sultanate of Oman” exhibition will be hosted in the United States. The exhibit has been showcased in regions of the world such as Europe and the Middle East. It even was displayed at the United Nations headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

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