Grand Valley Lanthorn

Benefits of reparative therapy for LGBT community

April 15, 2010

Friday is the Day of Silence. Thousands of people will stay silent throughout the day to raise awareness of the hateful and discriminatory treatment that LGBT receive every day … Even as LGBT use silence to raise awarenes...

Reviewer misses meaning of ‘Rhinocerous’

April 15, 2010

After reading the dense review of the play, “Rhinoceros” (in Monday’s issue) I felt compelled to write a (hopefully) thought-provoking response to both the columnist himself, and any Lanthorn readers that we...

GVSU sororities exempt from body image issues

April 15, 2010

I recently read an article in The Lanthorn that a Miss Butcher wrote entitled “Study find sorority pledges more likely to develop eating disorders.” This article, although well written and factual, paints a negative vi...

Discrimination denial

April 15, 2010

The current federal policy prohibiting gay and bisexual men from donating blood is a discriminatory one that must be repealed at the earliest possible date. The policy, which was adopted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administr...

Reps for 2010-11 Student Senate elected

Tracy Gershon

April 8, 2010

The Student Senate is recognized by university administrators and the Board of Trustees as the official voice of the student body. As a public body, the Student Senate is held to the rule of the Michigan Open Meetings Act, wh...

They are women – hear them roar

Zee Fossett

April 8, 2010

The power of a woman is undeniable. It is her inward strength that is impossible to measure and her place in the timeline of evolution that cannot be substituted by any other being. Each person you know was born from a woman. ...

Race over self

April 8, 2010

In the interest of freedom, democracy and the Golden Rule, current generations cannot afford to ignore the voice of reason in favor of the tempting rhetoric spouted by political and religious extremists. In a few weeks, th...

Finding new ways to make ends meet

Matt Kuzawa

April 5, 2010

Desperate times call for desperate measures. In a money-starved economy, with minimal jobs for the unemployed, people will do whatever it takes to make ends meet. Money makes the world go around, but when you’re out...

Letter to the Editor: Duped!

April 5, 2010

I would like you to know from the outset I’m a good guy, and dating isn’t exactly easy for me. That’s why I was ecstatic when I read your article on Carrie Oakey. She was perfect. Was she joking in her in...

Watch out for the big, bad LGBT cliques

Nicole E. Avery

April 5, 2010

Remember the cliques and stereotypes we were all so desperately ready to escape when we went to college — jocks, Barbies, geeks, weirdos and in-betweeners? They are the same cliques our parents faced and the same cliques ou...

Imperfection breeds much-needed equality

Zee Fossett

April 1, 2010

I was the queen of arts and crafts as a youngster. Finger painting, macaroni plaques of recognition for mom and dad and even sand art figurines. You name it, I mastered it — or so I’d like to think anyway. I know that...

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