A note to our readers

Welcome back to campus, Lakers!

We’re sure you’re glad to be back, and we’re equally excited to be able to return to providing the Grand Valley State University community with news twice a week.

For our new readers, a special welcome to your brand new home. You’ll fit right in, we promise.

The Lanthorn is committed to bringing you the best, most accurate and relevant news every Monday and Thursday in print, as well as online at www.lanthorn.com and through our app, which you can download for free on your smartphones from your favorite app store. You can also keep up with GVSU news by following us on social media. Follow us on Twitter @GVLanthorn, like our Facebook page, add us on Snapchat and follow us on Instagram. We’re everywhere you like to be! You can also follow specific sections on Twitter, like our sports section @GVLSports, our news section @GVLNews, our arts section @GVLArts and our Laker Life section, @GVLLakerLife.

The Grand Valley Lanthorn is a student-run newspaper, which means that the news you receive from us is for students, made by fellow students. We constantly strive to provide our Laker community with information that is important to us all, and we want to make sure you know that the Lanthorn is a place for conversations to take place. We’re always interested in hearing what you want to see in your newspaper, and we love receiving letters to the editor.

If you have something you want to say, the Lanthorn is your public forum. GVSU has a wealth of opinions, and we’re happy to represent that diversity of ideas for the campus. If you would like to send us comments or want to know more about what we do and how you can get involved, email us at [email protected] or call us at (616) 331-2464.

The Lanthorn is dedicated to being a transparent source of news for the Laker community, and as such, we’re holding office hours this year. Just like a professor’s office hours, this time is set aside for anyone who would like to ask us something, or tell us what they think about how we’re doing. You’re welcome to stop in the Lanthorn office, grab a cup of coffee and chat with our editors about whatever is on your mind. Our office is located on the lower level of the Kirkhof Center in Room 0051. Our office hours for the fall semester are Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Lanthorn staff takes great pride in providing the GVSU community the news, and we look forward to writing about all the exciting things that are going to happen this year. We thank you for the opportunity to be your No. 1 source of information on campus. Famous journalist Ida B. Wells said “the people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press.” The Lanthorn staff feels privileged to be a part of your education at GVSU, and we hope you add us in to your weekly routine.

Here’s to a fantastic new year, Lakers!