Grand Valley Lanthorn

Abstinence also deserves respect as sex education

September 9, 2010

As Marshall and Dorian began their speech at Transitions (two weeks ago) it was made clear that they were at GVSU to speak on sex education. They began listing the choices people make when it comes to sexual activity. All the ...

Major Dumb to Ground Control: I’m worthless

Chris Slattery

September 2, 2010

I get it; you’re all better than me. There’s no need to sugar-coat it anymore. I’m looking at you, culinary majors. You’re just the icing on the cake. Yes, I have a useless major. “Creative ...

7 simple steps to GV success

Chris Slattery

August 30, 2010

Dear Class of 2010, First off, no one cares that you are the class of 2010. You are now the tentative Class of 2015. The first week of college can be an overwhelming and humbling experience. Your parents drop you off wit...

The mating dance

August 30, 2010

Reparative therapy ‘discriminatory and degrading’ to LGBT

April 22, 2010

In (the April 15) issue of the Lanthorn, there was a letter to the editor titled “Benefits of reparative therapy for LGBT community” by Nathan Ruark … His claim of reparative therapy hold no peer reviewed scient...


April 22, 2010

Hope College’s refusal to recognize LGBT advocacy groups on the grounds of church doctrine rejects the most basic definition of education and the Grand Valley State University community should not let this discriminatory ...

Reparative therapy lacks scientific backing

April 19, 2010

This is written in response to Nathan Ruark’s article on April 15 titled “Benefits of reparative therapy for LGBT community.” Discrimination is defined as “the unjust or prejudicial treatment of differe...

Techniques used in reparative therapy akin to brainwashing

April 19, 2010

OK, look. There’s this thing you do, when you want to write an article (or, really, anything in a newspaper), called research. A cursory Google-search would have explained a whole lot of stuff Nathan Ruark obviously di...

Reparative therapy ‘insulting and dangerous’ to LGBT

April 19, 2010

As a therapist of 25 years and as Assistant Director of the LGBT Resource Center, I am writing to respond to Nathan Ruark’s Letter to the Editor (April 15, 2010) regarding reparative therapy for the lesbian, gay, bisexu...

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...

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