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Isolated shooting near GV leads to safety discussions

Feb. 11, multiple law enforcement agencies responded to a reported shooting at Campus View Apartments near the Grand Valley State University Allendale campus.

Around 11:30 p.m., officers were notified of a potential shot suspect and found evidence of a shooting at a large party. Although police discovered no injuries, someone did arrive at the hospital with a bullet wound later that night, said Grand Valley Police Department Sergeant Leah Heaton.

The Ottawa County Police Department, along with

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum opens guitar history exhibit

“America at the Crossroads: The Guitar and a Changing Nation,” a traveling exhibition curated by the National GUITAR museum, has been welcomed into the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids. The exhibit traces the importance of the guitar’s role throughout history in relation to social events and cultural movements.

Meant to take viewers on a musical journey beginning with instruments dating back to the 1500s, the collection uses the guitar as a medium for interpreting America’s hi

AAUP hosts Understanding Faculty Salary Event

The advocacy chapter of the American Association for University Professors (AAUP) at Grand Valley State University hosted an event intended to promote transparency about faculty salaries at GVSU.

Founded in 1915, the AAUP is a national organization committed to promoting academic freedom, shared governance and the economic security of faculty and other academic professionals.

Each year, AAUP releases a report on the economic status of the profession. The 2020-21 report found that “real wages f

Recruitment week kicks off at GV

Recruitment for Greek Life began at Grand Valley State University last week. Every year, sororities and fraternities set up a comprehensive schedule of activities to welcome potential new members into their chapters.

Fall recruitment lasts one week, and students are able to meet people involved in Greek Life as well as other interested students to try and find the best fit for them.

Those involved in Greek Life say it provides an accepting and welcoming environment, serving as a pathway to pro

GV parking prices highest among public Michigan universities

Grand Valley State University students – like the majority of college students in the U.S. – have tight budgets. Students have to manage paying for tuition, rent and food while earning their degrees for their future careers while also considering expensive parking costs into their budgets.

But at GVSU, parking makes a bigger dent on student finances than any other university in the state of Michigan.

Out of all the public universities in the state, GVSU has the most expensive commuter parking

Record breaking track meet at GV

Records are meant to be broken, and the Grand Valley State University track and field team proved that on Saturday Jan. 23, with two Laker athletes setting school records at the Mike Lints Alumni Open.

Nicole Sreenan ran her way to an automatic qualification and school record in the 400m with a time of 53.47 and a provisional qualification in the 200m race with a time of 24.01. Another record for the Lakers was broken by redshirt senior Isaac Harding in the mile with a time of 4:03.14. Junior T

GV Basketball’s Christian Negron on Inauguration Day, social movements and athletic vaccinations

On Jan. 20, 2021, the United States swore in its newest President. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris bring in a new administration to the White House after four years of division, deception and partisanship. While a new man and woman leading this country may bring people hope, there are still several issues that dominate this country and its citizens. COVID-19, unemployment, climate change and systemic racism are just a few of the issues the new administration is forced to handle. Christian Negron, a

Acoustics and coffee in Area 51

Area 51 in the Kirkhof Center was transformed into a quaint coffee shop for the night as the husband and wife duo Drakeford strummed their guitars beneath intentionally written lyrics.

The Coffee House Concert series is put on by the Campus Activity Board (CAB). As of last semester, the concerts were moved from the Cook-DeWitt Center to Area 51. CAB’s Director of Live Music Terry Jones said they chose Area 51 because of its relaxing environment which allows people to come and go as they please.

GV Volleyball takes on Midwest Region Crossover

]This past weekend, Grand Valley State University’s volleyball team traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana for the nation’s largest colligate volleyball championship, the Midwest Region Crossover. GVSU was unable to secure wins for all three games, but got a good amount of competition to focus on for the GLIAC championships coming this next weekend.

The team’s first two matches against Missouri S&T and Lewis were unsuccessful, leaving the first match with a 1-3 loss, and the second with another 1-3