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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'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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GVSU houses a new campus drag club

Courtesy of Grand Valley State University’s newly formed drag club, not all Mondays are dull. On a weekly basis, students can gather in the Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center for a night filled with colorful outfits, diverse company and topics in drag.

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Jessica Knapp, Kathleen Wittman, Quincy Williams

Alternative Breaks gears up for 'Service Saturday'

When it comes to giving back to the community, the Grand Valley State University student organization Alternative Breaks finds service to be not only a hobby but a lifestyle shared with close friends. Continuing its tradition of dedicating personal time to aid others, Alternative Breaks will be holding service hours Saturday, Feb. 11. Service Saturday is a monthly volunteer opportunity that allows for students to participate in local communities.

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Marcus Jiles (left) and Leah Taylor (right) hosts Grand Valley State University’s celebration of the Asian New Year Festival 2016, sponsored by the Asian Student Union and the Office of Multicultural Affaris, in the Kirkhof Center on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016.

New Year festival to celebrate Asian culture

Continuing on with its tradition of hosting traditional celebrations and cultural awareness events on campus, Grand Valley State University’s Asian Student Union will be presenting the Asian New Year Festival. This will be in celebration of the year of the rooster on the Chinese zodiac.

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Get Better Everyday Club

New student club encourages students to self-improve daily

Grand Valley State University’s new club Get Better Every Day can be seen as an embodiment of modest resolutions for the new year. These improvements are not life-changing alterations seeking instant gratification. Rather, club members adopt small efforts carried on throughout each day, challenging the traditional one or two large goals per year model.

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