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CeNique Yeldell


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Addressing Controversy

Sean Bell was gunned down by four police officers the morning of his wedding and when they were charged with manslaughter, the officers were acquitted and simply forced to resign.

#DontShoot

By CeNique Yeldellcyeldell@lanthorn.comSean Bell was gunned down by four police officers the morning of his wedding and when they were charged with manslaughter, the officers were acquitted and simply forced to resign.

Inviting new winds

Students, faculty and alumni from the University of Michigan and Grand Valley State University have come together for a performance that includes dance, poetry and music centered on Muskegon’s metamorphosis from a manufacturing community to a community powered by renewable energy. Into the Wind will be performed on August 22 and 23 at 7 p.m.

Student trio shares West Michigan experiences through a distinct sound

For The Cardboard Swords, creating music that is authentic and expresses their experiences is the only way to go“ The response that we get from people that love our music is the type of recognition I look for; it feels good when your music connects with people,” said Tyler DeCoeur, the vocalist and guitar player of the group.

Lakers look toward Los Angeles

While this local jazz quartet has only been together for a little over a year, Brad Fritcher + trois has performed in places such as Detroit, Chicago and Flint.

Local musicians bring Bob Dylan's works to life

Every year for the past seven years, local bands have gathered to pay homage to the influential and award winning musician, Bob Dylan.

GRFF brings films from across the world to Grand Rapids

Chamber music, due to the intimacy experienced among its performers, has been described as “the
music of friends.” This week, that friendship will extend beyond the members of Grand Valley State
University’s chamber groups to include other student musicians.

Dance on Camera combines dance with film

The Dance on Camera festival fuses movement and film to show audience members the many possibilities when the two are conjoined.

Sex and the Supernatural delights with ghoulish tales

Easing its way into the oddities, the production “Sex and the Supernatural” was met with great success this weekend.

'Sex and the Supernatural' delights with ghoulish tales of romance

Easing its way into the oddities, the production “Sex and the Supernatural” was met with great success this past weekend.

Play gives tales of romance a supernatural backdrop

What do vampires, Alice in Wonderland and the garden of Eden have in common? They’re all a part of “Sex and the Supernatural,” the latest play put on by the theater department at Grand Valley State University.

No GMO 4 Michigan

The organization No GMO 4 Michigan aims to give the power of choice back to consumers by providing them with information about what is actually in the food they’re buying.

Organization aims to educate consumers on GMOs

The organization No GMO 4 Michigan aims to give the power of choice back to consumers by providing them with information about what is actually in the food they’re buying. Tanya Hawley, vice president of the group and a Grand Valley State University alumnus, co-founded the organization in 2013 with President Diane Lalomia.

SPAM showcases student-written, acted and directed plays

With the end of the semester in sight, things are getting hectic and stress is in the air. STAGE’s annual production will try to provide some comic relief.

KGE showcases part of Korean culture in 'easy and fun' way

It was the night before finals when a group of students came up with what they call the best decision ever made at 2 a.m.: to form the dance group now known as Kpop Group Evolution.

The band behind the mayhem

They attend each of the women’s and men’s basketball games, belting out the Grand Valley State University fight song and cheering the teams on with a unique type of energy.

'Projection' links film to psychology

Grand Valley State University’s “Projection: The film series” unites psychology and cinema with its selection of classic movies, which are not only critically acclaimed but also probe the minds of their viewers.

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