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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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Lakers host 'Be a Rose' donation drive

While many people know feminine hygiene products are as much a necessity as toothpaste or shampoo, not all people have access to them. As a result, the Grand Valley State University organization Professional Organization for Women Entering Reality (POWER) has started working with the Be a Rose foundation by hosting a donation drive for feminine hygiene products.

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GVL/Emily Frye - The Grand Valley State University group "Eyes Wide Open" discusses current global events relating to sexual assult on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015.

Eyes Wide Open celebrates 15 years at GVSU

For 15 years students at Grand Valley State University have been working together to spread education and awareness about sexual assault on campus through the student-run organization Eyes Wide Open. The advocacy group will celebrate its 15th birthday Thursday, Nov. 10 with a poetry slam focused on giving a voice to people facing oppression.

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BRCAn't Stop Me focuses on cancer education

Nearly 40 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes, according to the National Cancer Institute. Thousands of people face this often unpredictable disease, but a student-run group at Grand Valley State University is working to spread knowledge on hereditary cancers.

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GVL/Luke Holmes - The Swing Dance Club meets Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 for their second to last meeting before Christmas break.

'A dance to die for'

In celebration of the spooky season, the Grand Valley State University swing dance club is hosting the "Spooky Swing: A Dance to Die For” as part of its yearly Halloween dance celebration.

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