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Maddie Forshee


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GV students start group to support black engineers

Grand Valley State University's engineering program currently has about 1,192 students committed to the program, whether or not they have been admitted into the program yet. The major is one of the largest programs at GVSU, drawing over 300 freshman in the fall of 2016.

GVSU to host discussion about blasphemy, religion

On April 18, Ron Stockton, a political science professor at the University of Michigan–Dearborn, will visit Grand Valley State University to discuss free speech, blasphemy and how they work within Islam.

Student Awards Convocation honors student achievement

pril 11 saw the first bright day of the spring season, and that brightness continued into the evening as Grand Valley State University celebrated its best and brightest students at the annual Student Awards Convocation on April 11.

Community Reading Project author discusses racism, microaggressions at GVSU

Grand Valley State University's annual Community Reading Project wrapped up on April 7 with a guest lecture from the author of this year's chosen read, Claudia Rankine, who wrote "Citizen: An American Lyric."

GVSU hosts workshops for students at home for spring break

Grand Valley State University’s Meijer Campus in Holland, Michigan focuses on nontraditional learning, and its faculty are now focusing in on the younger generation rather than the typical college-aged student.

Journalist Curt Guyette speaks about Flint water crisis

It takes a lot for one person to challenge accountability or responsibility. It's a difficult feat, one that takes a lot of hard work and dedication to the subject.

2016-17 class registration now open

The only time college students will willingly jump out of bed at 6:50 a.m. is when class registration opens at 7 a.m.

GVSU students collect books for local children

March is national reading month, and though the month is almost over, the Grand Valley State University community can still get involved with the celebration by taking part in the Read n' Give book drive initiative.

Bringing numbers to life

Data drives information and gives people a way to quantify different facets of daily life in ways that have never been thought of before. That data might get confusing at times, and having the ability to take that data and translate it into simpler terms and graphics can be labor-intensive.

Laker love

For many students at Grand Valley State University, getting married and settling down is a far-off dream for the future. But for some GVSU students, their relationship is a big part of their reality as a student.

Dialing into the past

The world before the internet was a much different place that not many Grand Valley State University students can remember. You couldn't Instagram your lunch, you couldn't read a Buzzfeed article on your phone and you might not have had the immediacy of knowing what the temperature was like outside.

GVSU student senate elections to be held next week

For students that are looking to get civically involved on campus or for more leadership opportunities, Grand Valley State University's student senate is the chance for students to develop their leadership skills and make lasting changes on campus.

Bernie Sanders makes campaign stop at GVSU

On March 4, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) made a sudden campaign stop at Grand Valley State University to spread the "feel the Bern" fire to GVSU students.

Laker Leap Day babies celebrate their fifth birthdays

The chance of being born on Leap Day is about one in 1,461, giving any Grand Valley State University student a 0.2 percent chance of having a Leap Day birthday.

GV, WMAA team up to promote STEM

Grand Valley State University’s Padnos College of Engineering and Computing (PCEC) is home to many students, all of whom are curious and interested in developing new ways to solve problems.

Presidential candidate Marco Rubio makes campaign stop in GR

Presidential hopeful Marco Rubio visited Lacks Enterprises in Kentwood, Michigan to rally local support for his campaign on Tuesday. Rubio is one of five remaining candidates in the Republican party alongside Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, John Kasich and Ben Carson.

Power of 10 time capsule to celebrate Haas' 10th year at GVSU

The year-long celebration of President Thomas Haas’ 10th year at Grand Valley State University will be commemorated by Laker Traditions with something the university has never done before – a time capsule.

Examining the Middle East

To kick off the Model Arab League Summit at Grand Valley State University, Imad Harb lectured as a keynote speaker on Feb. 18, hosted by the Middle East studies department.

Season of love?

As everyone is well aware of, Valentine's Day has come and (thankfully) gone. The endless aisles of cards, candy and flowers in grocery stores, the gift displays in the windows of shops and the god-awful commercials promoting what is a glorified Hallmark holiday all serve as a reminder that everybody is in a relationship except you.

Last Laker Standing

For Jeremy Lippitt, it’s always just been about making people laugh. The Grand Valley State University sophomore never thought that being funny would make him anything other than the class clown.

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