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Maddie Forshee


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Seeking community on campus

The upcoming nonprofit and volunteer internship fair is designed to expose Grand Valley State University students to opportunities that can benefit them in their lives and careers. Students will have an opportunity to connect with various agencies in the greater Grand Rapids area.

New brewery brings flavor to Allendale

Many homes and businesses call Allendale home, but for the first time, a brewery has settled in.

Faster bus route gets development go-ahead

The time it takes to get from the Allendale Campus to the Pew Campus has been a point of frustration for many Grand Valley State University students in recent years. The Rapid has been trying to cut down that frustration with a new project, called the Laker Line.

Neon Trees brings big sound to small venue

Neon Trees performs at The Intersection June 24.

Lakers visit Cannes Film Festival

For many students, more learning happens outside the classroom than in it. For 14 Grand Valley State University students, that valuable real-world experience came to be at the Cannes Film Festival.

Alumni team to take part in River Bank Run

The Grand Valley State University Alumni Association works with GVSU alumni to engage in events in their local communities, whether it is through volunteer work or social events.

Crafting for humanity

Stitchcraft has teamed up with another student organization, Packing Hope, to create plastic mats to donate to the homeless in Grand Rapids.

Student selected for Global Leader Fellowship

Many students dream of traveling after graduation or pursuing their field of study in another country, but many are unable to do so. Grand Valley State University student David Gonzalez is luckier than most students in that he has the opportunity to do what he loves while being able to travel, too.

Telethon raises awareness for cancer

GVSU's student media are coming together on Thursday to team up for the third annual Lakers for a Cure Telethon which will benefit Relay for Life.

Pride Awards highlight LGBTQ accomplishments

GVSU’s LGBTQ community came together on March 10 to celebrate those who have positively impacted the campus community during the annual Pride Awards.

Leadership series highlights nonprofit culture

Leadership is one of the key values that Grand Valley State University takes pride in, and students can find many opportunities to participate in strengthening or exercising their leadership skills throughout the year.

GV fraternity spreads awareness of sexual abuse

The Kirkhof Center has welcomed a bit of femininity this week, as a Grand Valley State University fraternity sold bows to spread awareness of sexual abuse. Delta Upsilon is currently hosting their second annual “Bows from Bros” fundraiser to benefit the local YWCA in Grand Rapids.

Food drive helps fill student food pantry

Opened in 2009, the Student Food Pantry serves to meet the short-term challenges that students may face when it comes to accessing food.

Capoeira introduces Brazilian roots to GV

From the 16th century to modern day, Capoeira has existed as an art form derived from African slaves in Brazil and has persevered through slavery and outlaw, evolving into a martial art that combines dance, acrobatics and music.

Young Alumni Council preserves GV community ties

The Young Alumni Council serves to continue the connection between alumni and the university as they transition from being students to graduating and being on their own. The council was created in 2008 after there was a noted gap between the alumni populations due to a growth of GVSU students around that time.

Snowshoe walks expand winter activity options

As notorious as Grand Valley State University is for its long, cold winters, it opens up many options for people to take part in winter activities. To avoid the high costs of hitting the slopes elsewhere, a more local option is being offered to faculty and staff this winter: snowshoeing.

GV student granted wish from Make-A-Wish Foundation

Jessica LeBlanc spent much of her time in high school playing music and volunteering, until she was faced with serious health issues. Overcoming adversity and learning to deal with challenges in life became her top priority, and today she is thankful for that.

New student organization aims to provide holiday relief for homeless

Packing Hope is a student organization that was recently established in October. Club president and founder Erin O’Rourke was inspired to help the homeless after being approached on multiple occasions in downtown Grand Rapids. Despite her friends telling her to ignore them, it struck a chord with her.

Delta Tau Lambda establishes annual event honoring Latina empowerment

Delta Tau Lambda, a Grand Valley State University Latina-based sorority, has established a new annual tradition of honoring and empowering women. The event recognizes Latina women around the Grand Rapids community; an event no better named than ‘Salute to Latinas'.

Puppetry club to join GV's student life organizations

Live puppet shows are not very common at Grand Valley State University, but for anyone interested in puppetry and performance, a group of students are trying something new in an effort of establishing a campus puppet club.

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