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Maddie Forshee

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GVSU students participate in Rapid busing protests

On a rainy Jan. 27, Rapid buses operated as usual, taking students, residents and commuters alike all over Grand Rapids and the surrounding areas like any other day. What sets that bleak day apart from others, though, are the protests that occurred at Rapid Central Station.

'A special place in hell'

Hillary Clinton has always rallied for the support of women. The dream of a woman in the White House has never been as close to fruition as it has right now.

GV goes Greek

Gods, goddesses and mythical beings alike – Grand Valley State University students got ethereal at the annual Presidents' Ball on Feb. 5.

Mayor Bliss delivers Grand Rapids State of the City address

On Jan. 1, Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss began her term as the city’s first female mayor. After serving the previous 10 years as Second Ward City Commissioner, Bliss was welcomed into the mayoral spot after receiving well over 50 percent of the vote.

Snyder signs $28m bill to aid Flint

Flint, Michigan is a city in crisis. The lead-infected water that is currently affecting a portion of the residents of the city has rendered anything that comes out of the tap undrinkable and unusable for cooking or bathing.

Lanthorn receives MPA awards

Last week, the annual Michigan Press Association took place at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

The Scarlet Cord

With the exception of Nevada, Michigan has the highest human trafficking rate in the country. During the first six months of 2015, there were 81 reported cases of human trafficking in the state.

MLK Commemoration Week ends with service

To round out Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Week, Grand Valley State University hosted the MLK Day of Service and Solidarity, a service project coordinated through the Community Service Learning Center and the Division of Inclusion and Equity.

Teach-In sets new attendance record

During the past week, Grand Valley State University has been host to a lot of discussion about activism and equality. Through the keynote speakers on Monday and Wednesday, conversations were sparked about race and justice on campus.

Advocating for activism

Every year for the past four years, Grand Valley State University has taken the third Monday of January off from classes to celebrate and memorialize Martin Luther King Jr.

Common Heritage grant allows for oral history project at GVSU

Michigan is known for it’s agriculture, whether that’s the cherries of Traverse City or the apples of West Michigan. Grand Valley State University is diving into the history of a lesser-known Michigan crop - sugar beets.

Health department, GVSU team up to fight STIs

It’s no secret that college students are having sex. There is a taboo, though, when it comes to getting tested for sexually transmitted infections. That taboo can be especially detrimental in the state of Michigan, which ranks 15th highest in the U.S. for positive chlamydia cases.

GV students work with Grand Rapids to launch app

A group of Grand Valley State University computing and information systems students have recently launched an app they developed as a capstone project. The group, self-titled Advanced Solutions, teamed up with the city of Grand Rapids to develop the app.

Philanthropist Ralph Hauenstein, 103, passes away

Ralph Hauenstein, a 103-year-old philanthropist and businessman vital to the Grand Rapids community has passed away. 

GV's interfaith efforts recognized nationally

Grand Valley State University has dedicated much of its past year to increasing religious inclusivity, and that dedication has been recognized nationally by the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge.

A boy and his dog

It was a easy enough decision for Grand Valley State University student J.J. McGrath. He takes his dog, Tahoe, everywhere with him, so why wouldn’t he take her to class with him?

Trump visit drums up support, controversy

On Monday, presidential candidate Donald Trump visited Grand Rapids to stir up support in West Michigan at a campaign rally held at the DeltaPlex Arena.

Though it was with much backlash and opposition, online RSVP’s for the free event came streaming in within hours and protests events were organized almost immediately.

Greeks team up to fight sexual assault

From documentaries like “The Hunting Ground”, which dives into the world of Greek-related sexual assault on college campuses, to scandals like the one at the University of Virginia, equating the Greek community with sexual assault is a stereotype that has been a narrative that has been around for a long time.

Bringing context onto campus

With the recent emphasis on international events in the media garnering swift and constant coverage, many students are left without context or understanding of these events and how they might affect them.

'What Now?' prompts critical thinking about trans inclusivity

In 2015, there have been 22 murders of transgender people in the U.S. This year has seen nearly double the amount of trans peoples’ lives lost than any other year that data has been collected. Michigan is home to two of those murders, both occurring in Detroit in July and August.

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