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If I die this week, please grade everything I turned in

Brianne Kerr, Associate Editor

October 14, 2019

If I die this week, it would probably be from exhaustion, or some exhaustion related incident. And before you freak out with your vigils or mourning, please, make sure that the projects and essays and exams I worked so hard on...

Rewind the Decade: The best female songs of the 2010s

Ryan Reichard, Columnist

October 14, 2019

The 2010’s have been a rather turbulent decade, not only politically, but musically as well. The emergence of new technologies made it easier for the blending of musical genres that had not been previously available.  At t...

Two types of people in this world: weekend and weekday

Emily Eaton, Columnist

October 7, 2019

I don’t hook up with guys (“hook up” defined loosely and up for interpretation) often, but when I do, I see them on our campus the next day.  There’s a myth floating around Grand Valley that our school is actually big en...

Active shooter drills cause more harm than good

Dylan Grosser, Columnist

October 7, 2019

The threat of mass shootings in America is something that looms over all of us constantly, but especially students. The tragedy of the numerous Columbine-esque shootings that have exploded in recent years has made us internally...

Post Malone’s ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ is all skin and no bones

Ryan Reichard, Columnist

September 30, 2019

When Post Malone was first introduced to the world in 2015 with his hit “White Iverson,” there was a vastly different musical landscape — one that was centered around R&B influenced production and pop hooks. Since th...

When love strikes, hate the player, not the game

Emily Eaton, Columnist

September 30, 2019

I’ve always been one for playing games. Softball, basketball, volleyball, soccer — I did it all, and not to brag, but I excelled. But now that my glory days are over, I save my aptitude for game-playing for two specific ...

Latest underwhelming iOS update shows that customers deserve better

Dylan Grosser, Columnist

September 23, 2019

The yearly software update to Apple’s mobile operating system (iOS) is now out and ready to download for all iPhone users. Every September, the internet swells with hype over what features Apple will introduce in the new iOS,...

Overlooked: ‘Ready or Not’ the most underrated movie of the summer

Kellen Voss, Sports Editor

September 23, 2019

In the cinema world, the summer of 2019 was considered a disappointment in the theaters. While the record-breaking ‘Avengers: Endgame’ started off the summer with a bang, high-profile flicks such as ‘Pokemon Detective Pikachu,’...

Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ balances evolution with musical freedom

Ryan Reichard, Columnist

September 16, 2019

Out of the darkness comes the light, or so the saying goes. Emerging from the shadows of the divisive “Reputation” era, Taylor Swift is ready to shed her midnight snake skin for the warm, inviting, pastel colors that adorn the bu...

As a new semester heats up, so may classroom romances

Emily Eaton, Columnist

September 16, 2019

Your first college class crush is special, distinctive from the rest. His curly hair and that crooked smile that barely shows (because he’s so disinterested in the entire learning aspect of college) is hypnotizing. In this case, y...

Universal healthcare necessary for college students

Dylan Grosser, Columnist

September 9, 2019

As burgeoning adults, we are hounded by relentless expectations of what adults are supposed to be able to handle in the “real world.” It can be frustrating as we are not born with the knowledge of how things work, such...

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