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GVL / Courtesy - I Am That Girl

'I Am That Girl'

On a global scale, women can often feel disempowered or struggle with self-negativity. The budding Grand Valley State University student chapter of I Am That Girl, however, has plans to combat this issue.

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GVL / Courtesy - GVSU Asian Student Union

Annual RICE Conference combats racial injustice

Imagine Chinese-American food served to a Chinese audience or Mississippi banjo music all sung in Mandarin Chinese. These are some of the collaborative efforts between American and Asian communities that inspire Caleb Sawin, president of the Grand Valley State University Chinese Language and Culture club.

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Don Lubbers talks about the "be nice" fund during a news conference on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017.

Honoring Andy Lubbers

Nearly six months ago, tragedy struck former President of Grand Valley State University Emeritus Arend "Don" Lubbers and his wife, Nancy, when their son Andy Lubbers, 43, committed suicide after battling mental illness and depression for decades. Transforming grief into community outreach, the Lubbers recently started the “Andy Lubbers be nice. Memorial Fund" in support of Kent County school districts that adopt the “be nice.” program.

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GVL / Courtesy - GVSU Fleece and Thank You Club

'Fleece and Thank You'

Warmth can be experienced in many different ways. Whether it be sitting by a fire in the fall or making a new friend, the sensation of warmth is something most people crave. For Nicholas Kristock, founder and executive director of the Fleece and Thank You organization, warmth is something that is severely lacking for sick children in hospitals.

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GVL/ Hannah Zajac- Betsie Schoedel (center) discusses the latest topic during Talk Back Tuesday inside the Women's Center on Feb. 21, 2017.

Women's Center promotes self-love at 'Talk Back Tuesday'

It's no secret that college is stressful, and sometimes self-care is forgotten in the midst of due dates and exams. With this in mind, the Grand Valley State University Women’s Center has continued its “Talk Back Tuesday” series Tuesday, Feb. 21, with a discussion surrounding the topic of self-love.

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COURTESY | PHI MU SORORITY - GVSU’s Phi Mu sisters volunteer for Helen DeVos Childrens Hospital Wednesday, Feb. 8 

Valentine's for a cause

The popular phrase “children are the future” was honored by the Grand Valley State University sorority Phi Mu Wednesday, Feb. 8, when the Greek organization volunteered at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. The organization’s event at the hospital involved the sorority members making Valentine’s Day cards with the children. It was said by Phi Mu members that activities like this allow the children to feel an escape of sorts from the daily struggles of their illnesses.

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GVL / Courtesy -  Alex Candela

'Sweetheart Swing' 

As Valentine’s Day approaches, students at Grand Valley State University are spreading positive vibes across campus. In celebration of the romantic holiday, the GVSU Swing Dance club will be hosting their annual Sweetheart Swing Dance.

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