Grand Valley Lanthorn

Letter to the Editor: A place to be your full, authentic self, no matter what 

Eric-John Szczepaniak, Kelly Dowker, and Alex Murarescu

October 14, 2019

Twenty-one years ago this month, Matthew Shepard, an openly gay first-year student at the University of Wyoming, was tortured, tied to a prairie fence, and left to die. The attackers had pretended to be gay to gain Matthew’s t...

Letter to the Editor: Rising textbook prices require support of Open Educational Resources

Eric-John Szczepaniak and Autumn Mueller

October 7, 2019

College today is far more expensive than it was in decades prior. When our state college was founded, the state pitched in a much higher percentage of the overall costs. Now there is much more of a burden placed upon the indivi...

Letter to the editor: Who is harming whom?

Ivo Soljan

April 10, 2018

Editor's note: Ivo Soljan is a professor in Grand Valley State University's Department of English. The opinions expressed in this piece are Soljan's own.  This is my comment on the Lanthorn’s March 26 column “We’re ...

Why young people should run for office

Eric-John Szczepaniak

January 15, 2018

Editor's note: Eric-John Szczepaniak is the chair of the Grand Valley State University student senate educational affairs committee and treasurer of Kenowa Hills Public Schools Board of Education. The opinions expressed in thi...

Inequality​ ​in​ ​Michigan​ ​public​ ​schools

Eric-John Szczepaniak

November 15, 2017

Editor's note: Eric-John Szczepaniak is the chair of the Grand Valley State University student senate educational affairs committee and treasurer of Kenowa Hills Public Schools Board of Education. The opinions expressed in thi...

Letter to the editor: Careless​ ​legislation​ ​won’t​ fix​ ​our​ ​schools

Eric-John Szczepaniak

November 10, 2017

Editor's note: Eric-John Szczepaniak is the chair of the Grand Valley State University student senate educational affairs committee and treasurer of Kenowa Hills Public Schools Board of Education. The opinions expressed in thi...

Guest column: ‘No phone’ zones

John Kilbourne

November 1, 2017

Editor's note: John Kilbourne is a professor of movement science and honors at Grand Valley State University. The opinions expressed in this piece are his own. Starting Wednesday, Oct. 25, pedestrians in Honolulu will be ticketed a...

Reiterating the importance of addressing sexual assault

Ella Fritzemeier and Sean O'Melia

April 6, 2017

Editor's note: This is a column written by student senate president Ella Fritzemeier and executive vice president Sean O'Melia after the sexual assault town hall meeting Tuesday, April 4. For questions or comments to thi...

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