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Audra Gamble

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Finding strength in community

For the last few months, Americans have been pulled in every which way by the presidential election cycle, by police violence, by international economic turmoil and for many other reasons. But each of those directions have something in common: Americans are being pulled apart from each other. 

GVSU Board of Trustees approve $20 million expansion to Performing Arts Center

In addition to a new housing building, students at Grand Valley State University will see improvements to the Performing Arts Center this fall.

Anti-Semitic reports on the rise at GVSU

Following a series of anti-Semitic bias incident reports, a campus-wide notification was sent out to the Grand Valley State University community condemning the acts of bias toward the Jewish population at GVSU.

GVSU students participate in first-ever Holi festival

The thing about Holi powder is that no matter how hard you try, it’s absolutely impossible to contain it.

Fighting through fear

Nikita Netjes steps into the ring, dressed in a red sports bra and black shorts. Another woman awaits in the ring. The two greet each other, and the punches start to fly. Kicks, uppercuts, swipes and jabs greet the two as they fight for dominance. Often, the women come out of the cage with black eyes or blood trickling down the side of their faces.

Mental health crises increase at GVSU

Ask any counselor at the Grand Valley State University Counseling Center to show you their daily schedule, and you’ll see a never-ending series of colored blocks, one right after another.

Michigan issues take center stage at Flint Democratic debate

FLINT, Mich. – In stark contrast to the Republican debate held in Detroit on March 3, issues facing Michiganders took center stage during the seventh Democratic debate on March 6.

The debate, held at the Whiting Auditorium on the University of Michigan’s Flint campus, gave voters a last chance to choose a democratic candidate before heading to the polls on March 8 for Michigan’s primary election.

GOP candidates fight it out in Detroit

DETROIT – For the first time this election cycle, presidential hopeful Donald Trump played more defense than offense, and he didn’t seem to like it one bit.

Bernie Sanders to hold rally at GVSU

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will hold a campaign rally at Grand Valley State University at the Fieldhouse Arena on March 4.

Campus Climate Survey results show decrease in faculty, staff comfort at GVSU

Earlier this year, students, faculty and staff at Grand Valley State University completed the fifth Campus Climate Survey, and the results are in.

Kasich town hall draws standing-room only crowd

In just 20 days, Michiganders will take to the polls to make their voice heard for the first time in the 2016 presidential race.

GVSU room and board to increase 1.6 percent

Grand Valley State University students living on campus next year should expect to pay approximately $82 more for room and board per semester.

Gov. John Kasich to speak at GVSU

Presidential hopeful and Ohio Gov. John Kasich will hold a town hall campaign event at Grand Valley State University on Feb. 15. The event will take place beginning at 9:45 a.m. in the Pere Marquette Room of the Kirkhof Center, located on GVSU's Allendale Campus. The event is sponsored by the GVSU College Republicans club.

A fond farewell

Over 30 years ago, Bart Merkle walked on to the Grand Valley State University campus as the brand new dean of students. On his first day, he stepped out of his car in the Fieldhouse Arena parking lot and the cold West Michigan winds nearly knocked him to the ground. His heart sank. What did he just sign up for?

Following the Battle of the Valleys funds

Year after year, Grand Valley State University students hang their heads in shame after Saginaw Valley State University students obliterate the Lakers in the Battle of the Valleys charity competition. In 2015, SVSU raised more than twice as much money than GVSU did. But what happens to that money GVSU does manage to raise?

The Lanthorn wants to hear from you

At the Lanthorn, we strive to provide the Grand Valley State University with the most relevant and accurate news possible. However, that is not the only function the Lanthorn serves on GVSU's campus.

Housing policy amended to allow holiday lights on campus

Beginning Monday, decorative holiday lights will be allowed in all on-campus housing. For years, Grand Valley State University’s housing policy banned the festive string lights, citing fire safety concerns.

Dressing to help the oppressed

On Saturday, Meghan Jordan walked across the graduation stage at Van Andel Arena wearing a dress underneath her Laker Blue cap and gown. Many other women did the exact same thing as Jordan this past weekend, but something about Jordan’s dress made her a little different.

'We Stand with Mizzou'

Prayers, poems and pressing gales of wind surrounded approximately 300 members of the Grand Valley State University community as they took part in a “We Stand With Mizzou” demonstration Thursday night.

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