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Sigma Phi Epsilon receives five-year ban

Greek Life organizations have gained negative attention nationwide recently, with many universities cracking down on behavior that doesn’t align with its values. After a number of conduct violations over several years, Sigma Phi Epsilon (Sig Ep), Grand Valley State University’s oldest fraternity, was banned from campus for the next five years. 

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GVPD place a man with a warrant under arrest on Saturday October 28, 2017.

Michigan State Police implement roadside drug-testing program in Kent County

In recent years, Michigan has seen an increase in the number of individuals who have been involved in fatal crashes due to being impaired by drugs. According to the Michigan State Police (MSP), there were 236 drug-involved traffic fatalities in 2016, which was a significant increase from 2015. As a response, the MSP started a pilot program Wednesday, Nov. 8, to test people on the road to see if they are under the influence of drugs in violation of Michigan law.

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GVPD during a traffic stop on Saturday October 28, 2017.

Riding along with the GVPD

For the fourth annual Grand Valley Lanthorn ride-along with the Grand Valley State University Police Department, staff writer Karina Lloyd and Image Editor Emily Frye were invited to spend Homecoming evening with Sgt. Jeff Stoll, the officer on duty.

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