Grand Valley Lanthorn

Amy McNeel
Amy McNeel is the Lanthorn's Print Associate Editor for the 2019-2020 school year, previously serving as 2018-2019 Laker Life Editor and a 2017-2018 opinion columnist. Amy is a senior at GVSU studying writing and communications. After her expected graduation in the spring of 2020, she hopes to break into the publishing world.

Although currently working in journalism, Amy's first love was creative and technical writing. Today, she enjoys the diversity of her writing assignments and is grateful to have a holistic knowledge of writing and the writing industry. When not writing articles, papers or personal essays, you can find Amy hanging out with her dogs, reading (probably 19th century literature), or eating (lots).

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Amy McNeel, Print Associate Editor

Apr 06, 2020
COVID-19 sparks uncertainty in job market, Career Center provides resources (Story)
Mar 28, 2020
A College Career Cut Short: graduating Lakers respond to COVID-19 (Story)
Mar 16, 2020
COVID-19 impacts student organizations, Student Life  (Story)
Mar 16, 2020
Stay informed on COVID-19 (Story)
Feb 24, 2020
Event focuses on water restoration in Ottawa County, GV campus (Story)
Feb 17, 2020
Generation Z Michiganders record highest levels of mental distress (Story)
Feb 10, 2020
GV sets high standards for recycling, sustainability (Story)
Feb 03, 2020
Grand Valley Lanthorn celebrates 100th newsstand milestone (Story)
Jan 27, 2020
While the city booms, homelessness continues to grow (Story)
Jan 20, 2020
Marijuana legalization hits Michigan, municipalities wait to opt in (Story)
Jan 20, 2020
Student Senate hosts first annual State of the Student Body address (Story)
Nov 18, 2019
GV alumna becomes first Latina city commissioner (Story)
Nov 11, 2019
GV sees drop in enrollment, focuses on retention (Story)
Nov 04, 2019
Education Empire: GV’s involvement with Michigan charter schools (Story)
Oct 28, 2019
Democracy 101 event discusses FOIA (Story)
Oct 28, 2019
Senate passes resolutions concerning inclusion, sustainability (Story)
Oct 22, 2019
GV’s campus footprint increases, carbon footprint deceases (Story)
Oct 14, 2019
From the inside looking out: A ride-along with GVPD (Story)
Oct 14, 2019
Student Senate omits, reinstates Pledge of Allegiance (Story)
Oct 07, 2019
New Plogging Club encourages sustainability, fitness (Story)
Sep 23, 2019
Student Senate executive vice president resigns, kicks off efforts to fill position (Story)
Sep 16, 2019
2019 Great Lakes History Conference to explore gender, trauma (Story)
Sep 09, 2019
MSU files motion to dismiss Nassar survivor lawsuits (Story)
Sep 03, 2019
Lack of K-12 budget hurts students, teachers (Story)
Aug 26, 2019
2019 Convocation respects the old, rings in the new (Story)
Aug 19, 2019
GV works to create inclusive campus, community (Story)
Jul 15, 2019
Professor, students investigate with USA Today (Story)
May 13, 2019
T. Haas honored by GV and beyond (Story)
Apr 15, 2019
Sigma Pi “Stuffs the Bus” (Story)
Apr 14, 2019
Laker Life Briefs 4/14/2019 (Story)
Apr 01, 2019
GV students recognized for excellence in broadcasting (Story)
Mar 31, 2019
Laker Life Briefs 3/31/2019 (Story)
Mar 18, 2019
Campus Ministry hosts spring break mission trips (Story)
Mar 17, 2019
Laker Life Briefs 3/17/19 (Story)
Mar 11, 2019
GV Lions Club protects the eyes of little Lakers (Story)
Mar 11, 2019
GV to host 35th Regional Science Olympiad Tournament (Story)
Feb 25, 2019
K-pop group to host night of dance, discussion (Story)
Feb 24, 2019
Laker Life Briefs 2/24/19 (Story)
Feb 18, 2019
Geology Department connects through annual chili cook-off (Story)
Feb 18, 2019
What’s wrong with being confident? (Story)
Feb 11, 2019
RHA drag show to be the largest in GVSU history (Story)
Feb 10, 2019
Laker Life Briefs 2/11/18 (Story)
Jan 28, 2019
It’s time to take the plunge, Lakers (Story)
Jan 27, 2019
Laker Life Briefs 1/28/19 (Story)
Jan 21, 2019
GVSU professor keeps Maasai knowledge and culture alive through catalog (Story)
Jan 14, 2019
Peer educators teach importance of bystander intervention (Story)
Jan 13, 2019
Laker Life Briefs 1/14 (Story)
Dec 03, 2018
GVSU senior shares ideas to combat sexual assault (Story)
Dec 02, 2018
Laker Life Briefs 12/3 (Story)
Nov 19, 2018
GV’s aMDI produces sanitation device, decreases hospital infections (Story)
Nov 18, 2018
Laker Life Briefs 11/19 (Story)
Nov 13, 2018
“Semester in Grand Rapids:” New program open to students (Story)
Nov 12, 2018
Changing the narrative: Greek Life reflects on image, aims to highlight pledged values (Story)
Nov 05, 2018
Seidman College of Business to host ATHENA Connections (Story)
Nov 04, 2018
Laker Life Briefs 11/5/18 (Story)
Oct 28, 2018
Support global Lakers at annual Study Abroad Celebration (Story)
Oct 22, 2018
GV researchers study shoes, running economy (Story)
Oct 15, 2018
Event set to discuss GV’s history of diversity (Story)
Oct 08, 2018
Poetry slam to be held for Domestic Violence awareness (Story)
Oct 07, 2018
Laker Life Briefs 10/8/18 (Story)
Oct 01, 2018
Laker alumnus to speak about post-college success (Story)
Sep 24, 2018
Learn about research opportunities at annual research fair (Story)
Sep 24, 2018
New eSports club sparks interest among students (Story)
Sep 23, 2018
Laker Life briefs 9/24/18 (Story)
Sep 10, 2018
GV alumni paddle across Lake Michigan (Story)
Aug 26, 2018
GV Hauentsein Center to Hold Wheelhouse Talk (Story)
Aug 18, 2018
Welcome exhibit introduced at Mary Idema Pew Library (Story)
Aug 16, 2018
Laker Life Briefs 8/19/18 (Story)
Jul 20, 2018
American Legion Post 459 to host Save Our Shoes Fundraiser (Story)
Jul 09, 2018
Grand Rapids nonprofit organization protects parks, green spaces (Story)
Jul 06, 2018
Laker Life Briefs 7/8/18 (Story)
May 19, 2018
Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan to Host Walk for Mental Health (Story)
Apr 16, 2018
How to cut down on stress before finals (Story)
Apr 09, 2018
Clear backpacks not the solution to gun violence (Story)
Apr 05, 2018
Advertisers need to ditch the age-old sexism (Story)
Apr 02, 2018
The benefits of screen time (Story)
Mar 26, 2018
Why you shouldn’t watch a concert through a phone screen (Story)
Mar 22, 2018
What happened when I switched my fitness goals from aesthetic-based to performance-based (Story)
Mar 19, 2018
NRA shows lack of class with AR-15 post during national walkout (Story)
Mar 15, 2018
Why you should be following the 80/20 eating rule (Story)
Feb 26, 2018
Social media being abused after Parkland shooting (Story)
Feb 19, 2018
Olympic Games serve as opportunity to come together (Story)
Feb 12, 2018
We need to stop judging athletes on their appearance (Story)
Feb 08, 2018
Making the best of failure in college (Story)
Feb 05, 2018
Why we need to stop normalizing stress (Story)
Feb 05, 2018
Why you can’t out-exercise a bad diet (Story)
Jan 29, 2018
Our love/hate relationship with ‘fake news’ (Story)
Jan 25, 2018
Why you need to stay active this winter (Story)
Jan 22, 2018
President Trump needs to learn to bite his tongue (Story)
Jan 18, 2018
Why our health system should go from biomedical to biopsychosocial (Story)
Jan 15, 2018
The importance of keeping traditions alive at college (Story)
Jan 08, 2018
What we can take away from 2017 (Story)
Dec 11, 2017
Why physical textbooks are better than their online counterparts (Story)
Nov 27, 2017
Remembering the simple things this holiday season (Story)
Nov 16, 2017
Professors, please don’t assign homework over break (Story)
Nov 09, 2017
Why owning a dog is good for your health (Story)
Nov 06, 2017
From the treadmill to the squat rack (Story)
Oct 30, 2017
How the cosmetics industry supports animal abuse (Story)
Oct 23, 2017
GVSU pumpkin painting event to fund breast cancer research (Story)
Oct 19, 2017
How the definition of feminism has been skewed (Story)
Oct 09, 2017
How Tom Petty cemented himself as a music legend (Story)
Oct 05, 2017
How school ruins reading (Story)
Oct 02, 2017
The problem with @realDonaldTrump (Story)
Sep 25, 2017
The nonphysical benefits of exercise (Story)
Sep 21, 2017
Are we listening or just hearing? (Story)
Sep 14, 2017
The dilemma of choosing a life path (Story)
Aug 31, 2017
The evolution of words (Story)
Aug 28, 2017
How to handle homesickness (Story)
Aug 21, 2017
Navigating roommate relationships (Story)
Jul 10, 2017
Why study abroad should be mandatory (Story)
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