GVL/Kevin Sielaff

Notifications of robberies, weapons and sexual assault are not things traditionally associated with Grand Valley State University. As of late, students have become alarmed about these on-campus threats leaving the question to be asked, “Is the crime rate rising at GVSU, or are there simply more instances being reported?” Though it is hard to compare the number of crimes last year to the number reported this year due to previous unreported crimes, it seems as though students and community members are taking responsibility for crimes on campus and reporting information to police.

GVL / Kevin Sielaff - Sgt. Jeff Stoll helps an intoxicated individual find his way back home on the corner of Pierce street and 48th avenue on Oct. 25.

GVPD manages underage drinking

Alcohol is notorious for being associated with a college student's spring break, the occasional thirsty Thursday and, just in time for school to start, welcome week. Although this week can be seen as the perfect time to let loose and enjoy the party, when a large amount of the undergraduate population is under the legal drinking age, there can be more to pay than the $12.99 for that bottle of Svedka.