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Grand Valley Lanthorn

The Student News Site of Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley Lanthorn

The Student News Site of Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley Lanthorn

Opinion Year in Review 2023-2024

Hailey Hentz, Associate Editor Apr 15, 2024

Editorial Elections and expirations: how old is too old to hold office? As the presidential race comes closer and closer, we are getting increasingly concerned about the age and mental competency of the candidates proposed on the ballot. This year,...

GV is in need of scooter safety

Peter Wampler, GVSU Professor Apr 15, 2024

Editor’s note: Peter Wampler is a professor of geology and hydrology at Grand Valley State University. The opinions expressed in this piece are his own. I am all about people using electric scooters and other mobility devices in a safe manner on...

GV needs more dining hall options

Maddie Zimmerman, Staff Writer Apr 8, 2024

I remember when I first toured Grand Valley State University, I was amazed by the campus, and I knew that GVSU was my number one choice for college. Upon getting here, I found out a series of things I had been told on the tour were untrue. The first was...

NFL’s 2024 draft may transform the league

Sam Nowotnik, Staff Writer Apr 8, 2024

In the last few years, the NFL has had many teams remain on top, as seen in the Kansas City Chief's Super Bowl victory, but this year’s draft might change the teams’ talents and movement of players. This upcoming NFL draft that will take place...

Creating discourse, evoking emotion: the written word of editorials still holds power

Creating discourse, evoking emotion: the written word of editorials still holds power

Lanthorn Editorial Board Apr 8, 2024

As the school year comes to an end, we wanted to look back and reflect on the previous editorials we have published. We believe the student voice is very important. As student journalists, we value the opportunity to share our opinions freely with the...

Women facing random acts of violence in NYC highlights discourse around danger

Maddie Zimmerman, Staff Writer Apr 1, 2024

As a woman, there are many things we feel unsafe doing. We feel unsafe getting gas, walking alone at parks, going shopping alone, among other activities. These undertakings still feel uncomfortable during broad daylight hours.  In New York City from...

New NFL rules may change football’s dynamics

Sam Nowotnik, Staff Writer Apr 1, 2024

Many changes have been brought to the NFL’s games this offseason. Owners of the NFL voted to pass two game changing rules that will be in effect starting in the 2024 season. The first rule change was to adopt a low-impact kickoff– previously used...

Conspiracy chaos: unfounded theories take over social media

Lanthorn Editorial Board Apr 1, 2024

Following the devastating collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge on March 26, conspiracy theorists on social media have run rampant with a wide range of conspiracies surrounding the crash. Conspiracies ranged from the Dali cargo ship purposefully...

Celebrities opinions on social issues can be a double-edged sword

Chloe Schram, Staff Writer Mar 25, 2024

Having opinions at any level can become tiring. When it comes to celebrities and public figures, we constantly expect them to speak up and voice their opinions about different issues, often political. While it is important for famous people to use their...

Out of touch and out of our pockets: CAB’s spring concert disappointment

Lanthorn Editorial Board Mar 25, 2024

Editorial Revision 3/27- The original editorial wrongly stated that Michigan State University's spring concert this would feature Hippo Campus and Detroit native Danny Brown who were MSU's spring concert in 2023. This year's concert features Waka Flocka...

AI is changing the hiring process for good

Sam Nowotnik, Staff Writer Mar 25, 2024

Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the hiring process is becoming adopted by more companies around the world. Despite the benefits of eliminating bias and quickly, but efficiently going through resumes, the majority of people say they would not want...

Influencer boxing shifts focus away from the sport’s art

Sam Nowotnik, Columnist Mar 18, 2024

“Influencer boxing” has risen in popularity over the last few years, and even though many predicted it would be a fad and fade away, it has done the opposite. Influencer boxing varies in its participants from streamers and TikTokers to YouTubers...

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