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Lower Grand River dredging proposal is a bad idea

Eric Snyder

June 10, 2019

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In re-reading a speech given by Luna Leopold, professor at University of California, Berkeley, entitled “Ethos, Equity and the Water Resource,” he makes the point that without a guiding principle, or ethos, for wise management, ...

How to prepare for Avengers: Endgame

Xavier Golden

April 15, 2019

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Avengers: Endgame comes out on April 26 (that’s less than two weeks away!) and a lot of people are going to go see it; the President of Fandango, a company that sells movie tickets in advance, said that they’ve already sold mil...

Family? In college?

Family? In college?

April 7, 2019

Does your Battle of the Valleys opinion carry weight? Take the survey.

Nick Moran

March 26, 2019

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The decision to suspend the fundraising competition portion of Battle of the Valleys has raised quite a stir. Social media is a firestorm of comments criticizing the decision to pull out of the competition.  Before you roll ...

How Michigan’s car insurance rates are keeping people in poverty

Laureen Horan

March 24, 2019

Filed under Columns, Governance, Opinion, Policy

A new policy brief published this month by the Poverty Solutions department at University of Michigan confirms what we’ve known all along — Michigan car insurance rates are too damn high. Because of this, many of our residents dr...

Living abroad: A reflection

Emily Platt

March 24, 2019

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I recall sitting in my capstone class and listening to a guest alumna speak about teaching abroad in South Korea. I remember thinking, “Wow, that sounds so cool. But I don’t want to teach English. That’s not within my ca...

Admissions Scam: Affirmative Action for the rich?

Ysabela Golden

March 17, 2019

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Apparently having your parents fund a new campus library isn’t enough to get you admitted to the top schools in the country anymore, as has already swept social media. Eight universities, including Stanford and Yale, have be...

Struggling with drug addiction in college? You’re not alone

GVL Staff

March 17, 2019

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The most difficult part was admitting I had a problem. I was a high-achieving student in high school, and my first semester in college I did really well. But then slowly I began to slip. I started skipping class, not doing my ...

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