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Grand Valley Lanthorn

The Student News Site of Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley Lanthorn

Review: Short film conveys big emotions

Alison Bair, Staff Writer Sep 26, 2022

Recently I dusted off my Letterboxd app. I wouldn't consider myself a movie buff in the slightest, but I am able to enjoy true cinematic masterpieces (of course, this excludes any of Tarantino's movies).  Part of me wanted to go with something in...

Column: listening in on a thought provoking conversation

Malik Harvey, Staff Writer Sep 26, 2022

We got to the Greyhound bus lines a little after 12:00 p.m. Sunday. I squeezed my mom tight, gathered my belongings and said I’d shoot her a text when I got back to Grand Rapids.  Due to the unreliability of my F-150, the weekend saw me heading...

GVL / Peyton Murney

Cartoon: Hold onto your heads

Peyton Murney, Cartoonist Sep 26, 2022

Editorial: Media can skew public perception of crime

Lanthorn Editorial Board Sep 26, 2022

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, crime rates have surged throughout the United States. Reports and portrayals of crime - more specifically violent crime - draw a near-constant focus in news coverage at a local and national level. As we attempt...

GV Student reflects on what Roe v. Wade reversal means for her

Hope Leinen, Staff Writer Sep 19, 2022

It is not news that Roe v. Wade (1973) was overturned by the Supreme Court this summer. A case that has had a prominent space in U.S history. A case that provided the foundation for numerous other cases that fought for rights pertaining to the LGBTQ...

Editorial: Your voice matters in the voting booth

Lanthorn Editorial Board Sep 19, 2022

Abortion is rising to be one of the most prominent issues for voters in the midterms as Michigan officially put the right to have an abortion on the November ballot. This creates a new urgency and emphasis on the value of a single vote for a collective...

Considering the things forgotten after Queen Elizabeth II’s death

Malik Harvey, Staff Writer Sep 19, 2022

As you might have heard, Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, 2022, after being only the sixth female monarch and the longest to reign in British history. She witnessed 14 U.S. Presidential elections, countless wars, Beatle-mania and the invention...

GVL/Peyton Murney

Cartoon: GV runs on caffeine

Peyton Murney, Cartoonist Sep 19, 2022


A way-too-early 2022-23 NFL Playoff format prediction

Brian Bloom, Staff Writer Sep 19, 2022

It’s that time of the year again - football is back.  The first week (and the exception of the last two of three scheduled days for week two) have already given us an early impression on how the 2022-23 NFL Playoffs could stack up come January. Can...

Column: Anime community grows in post-pandemic pop-culture

Allison Bair, Staff Writer Sep 12, 2022

It all began with my uncle gifting me old comic books and reading the weekly comics in the Sunday newspaper. My obsession with picture books never really faded. Images could tell just as good of a story on paper as words to me. So from reading and rereading...

Column: Russia bans thousands of Americans, cites “Russophobia”

Malik Harvey, Staff Writer Sep 12, 2022

Last Monday, Russia added 25 new names to its ‘permanently banned’list, including high-ranking U.S. officials, business people and actors.  Nearly 1,000 Americans have been banned from Russia, due to inciting “Russophobia” or serving those who...

Editorial: Divided and Desensitized

Lanthorn Editorial Board Sep 12, 2022

In the wake of the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Americans reflect on the horrific events that transpired over two decades ago that took the lives of nearly 3,000 of their fellow citizens and shaped the minds, lives and worlds of every...

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