Laker Life Briefs


The Campus Activities Board is celebrating the end of the academic year with a day of free, live music on the Kirkhof lawn. From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 23, the GV community is encouraged to sit back and enjoy the show.

Accompanying the music will be a plethora of food choices, from a cookout, dessert food trucks and lattes from 1-5 p.m. to an evening of s’mores from 6-8. More information on the Lakerpalooza festivities, as well as CAB’s other end-of-the-year events, is available on their LakerLink page at

Making the most of Ramadan

Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is observed by Muslims across the globe as a time of fasting, prayer, reflection and community. Each daily fast begins at sunrise and ends at sunset, with observing Muslims abstaining from food and drink from the pre-dawn meal of suhur to the nightly feast of iftar.

This month, the Muslim Student Association is hosting an “Immerse Yourself in Ramadan” series. From 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 22, Sheikh Mohammed Ishtiaq will be giving a virtual presentation on how to overcome the “Mid-Ramadan Slump.” The Zoom link, as well as information on the rest of series, is available though the student organization’s LakerLink at

“Great Escape” Scavenger Hunt

For those stressed from the encroaching avalanche of final exams, Grand Valley’s AOD Services is offering some stress relief through this week’s scavenger hunt. From Monday, Apr. 19 to Sunday, Apr. 25, AOD is hiding treasure bags across the Allendale campus as a part of GV’s “Exam Cram” programming.

Visit their Instagram, @gvsuaod, to find clues to where the treasure bags are hidden. Prizes include dining gift cards, t-shirts, snacks and more. For a full schedule of Exam Cram activities, like “Take & Make Friendship Bracelets” or “Caffeinated Bingo,” visit