The Lanthorn wants to hear from you

Audra Gamble

At the Lanthorn, we strive to provide the Grand Valley State University with the most relevant and accurate news possible. However, that is not the only function the Lanthorn serves on GVSU’s campus.

We pride ourselves on being a public forum for all Lakers to use. If you have an opinion about something, we want to hear it. If you have an idea for a news story you think we should cover, we want to hear it. If you have a funny joke you want to share with someone, we want to hear that, too.

The Lanthorn is a resource for students, faculty and staff to use, whether you read our print newspaper, use our mobile app, follow us on social media or log on to We love engaging with our readers, and hope to do even more of that in the future.

For as long as the Lanthorn has existed, we’ve always welcomed letters to the editor and guest columns. If you’re interested in submitting either of those, please don’t hesitate to email [email protected] to find out more information.

However, we also know that sometimes it’s nice to talk face-to-face. Last semester, we implemented open office hours for the Lanthorn, and we’re continuing that policy this semester.

From 2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. every Tuesday, all Lakers are encouraged to stop in to our office, 0051 Kirkhof Center, and chat with our editors. We want to hear how you think we’re doing, what you wish you saw in the Lanthorn, or anything else you want to tell us. Just like a professor’s office hours, we’re here for anything you could need or want to talk about with us.

If you’d like to stop by our office, but our office hours don’t work for you, make sure to email us to set up a meeting with the appropriate editor.

We take great pride in providing the best possible news to the GVSU community, and we hope you share our desire to make our readers more active participants in that process.