Grand Valley Lanthorn

Kellen Voss
Kellen Voss is the Lanthorn Print Associate Editor for the 2020-2021 school year, previously serving as the Sports Editor for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years, and writing in the Sports section since 2017.  He is a lover of God, family, basketball, Cheez-its, chocolate chip cookies and the Detroit Lions. Glad to be a part of the next generation of bitter Lions fans. But hey, at least he doesn't root for the Bears. You can find more of his work at or

Kellen Voss, Print Associate Editor

Dec 14, 2020
Farewell Column: In a world of uncertainties, some things are for sure (Story)
Dec 14, 2020
Semester-in-Review: Opinion (Story)
Dec 14, 2020
Semester-in-Review: Sports (Story)
Dec 14, 2020
Semester-in-Review: News (Story)
Dec 07, 2020
GV Volleyball grows closer over pandemic, prepares for 2021 season (Story)
Dec 02, 2020
Battle of the Valleys fundraiser likely to return in 2021 (Story)
Nov 23, 2020
GV Soccer lands 10 signees on National Signing Day, prepares to defend 2019 national championship (Story)
Nov 23, 2020
GV basketball reacts to new GLIAC-only schedules announced for 2021 season (Story)
Nov 23, 2020
How the state’s new COVID-19 order affects GVSU (Story)
Nov 11, 2020
GV announces Veteran Promise, guarantees admission to enlisted 2021 Michigan high school graduates (Story)
Nov 09, 2020
We’ve taken GV sports for granted (Story)
Nov 03, 2020
Exit polls cite economy, COVID-19 response as top issues (Story)
Nov 03, 2020
Hundreds of GV students vote in 2020 elections on campus (Story)
Nov 02, 2020
Panel of history scholars discuss Allendale’s Civil War monument (Story)
Nov 02, 2020
Van Tubbergen talks upcoming senior season, COVID-19 precautions, plans after school (Story)
Oct 28, 2020
The Race to the White House: Meet the candidates (Story)
Oct 26, 2020
Seeds of Promise uses community-first approach to help Grand Rapids (Story)
Oct 26, 2020
“More than a hobby”: Former GV student making a living, loving life streaming NBA 2K on Twitch (Story)
Oct 19, 2020
GVSU to celebrate fall 2020 graduates with virtual, in-person commencement options. (Story)
Oct 19, 2020
Dozens of GV athletes march in solidarity with students during 2020 Equality March (Story)
Oct 19, 2020
For Kanye, America’s sanity, don’t vote for Yeezy in 2020 (Story)
Oct 19, 2020
Grand Rapids Comic-Con cancels for 2020, announces additional event for 2021 (Story)
Oct 12, 2020
Roundnet Club looking to spark Spikeball interest at university (Story)
Oct 12, 2020
President Mantella addresses new governing body at first 2020-21 Student Senate general assembly (Story)
Oct 05, 2020
Coaches of GV: Ric Wesley (Story)
Sep 28, 2020
GV Football’s Tyler Bradfield named to 2020 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team (Story)
Sep 28, 2020
Student Senate elects Kelly Dowker as 2020-2021 president (Story)
Sep 21, 2020
Secretary of State Benson, President Mantella celebrate 100 years of Women’s Voting Rights (Story)
Sep 21, 2020
Rec Center staff react to first week of re-opening (Story)
Sep 16, 2020
BREAKING: Ottawa County Public Health, GV, issues joint Staying in Place order, effective Sept. 17 (Story)
Sep 14, 2020
GV’s Young Democatic Socialists of America chapter hosts first meeting (Story)
Sep 14, 2020
GV golfers talk solid weekend performances, rise in golf’s rising pandemic popularity (Story)
Sep 14, 2020
The Sitdown: Mantella, university leadership face growing COVID-19 community cases, lay out strategy for management (Story)
Sep 08, 2020
Hunter Rison looking to escape Dad’s shadow, make name for himself with GVSU Football (Story)
Sep 08, 2020
Office of Student Life releases guidelines for student organizations, Greek Life (Story)
Aug 31, 2020
“It’s a continuous movement:” GV Basketball’s Christian Negron talks BLM, NBA activism and the fight for police reform (Story)
Aug 31, 2020
Detroit Lions’ practice boycott kicks off historic week in sports (Story)
Aug 31, 2020
GVSU Faculty and Staff raise over 800K through Challenge Grant program (Story)
Aug 20, 2020
BREAKING: GV cancels Fall Break, will continue in-person classes until Thanksgiving (Story)
Aug 10, 2020
How GV has been sanitizing campus during COVID-19 (Story)
Aug 10, 2020
GV researchers find water quality in Grand River has improved over 30 years (Story)
Aug 06, 2020
Presidents Council cancels seven fall sport championships (Story)
Jul 08, 2020
19-word reviews of 19 movies and books during COVID-19, Vol. 2 (Story)
Jun 12, 2020
GVSU Football reacts to Black Lives Matter protests, gettting closer in tough times, and possibly playing in an empty stadium in the Fall (Story)
Jun 02, 2020
GV sets sights on face-to-face instruction in fall, combats COVID-19 struggles internally  (Story)
May 27, 2020
19-word reviews of 19 movies and books during COVID-19, Vol. 1 (Story)
May 08, 2020
K-Central’s Trevon Gunter looking forward to shooting his shot with GVSU basketball (Story)
May 04, 2020
Review: Dark Lane Demo Tapes helps Drake get back to his Sad Boy roots (Story)
Apr 22, 2020
The Lanthorn NFL Draft Guide (Story)
Apr 17, 2020
News on News: Reflecting on institutional censorship and the conversations with the experts (Story)
Apr 10, 2020
News on News: Raymond Joseph on the threats he has faced in the lottery project (Story)
Apr 07, 2020
Laker athletes stay connected through time of crisis, build sense of community with Lakers Listen (Story)
Apr 02, 2020
News on News: institutional student censorship isn’t a strictly American phenomenon (Story)
Mar 27, 2020
Van Tubbergen earns All-American honors, but remains hungry for next season (Story)
Mar 26, 2020
News on News: Matthew Kauffman talks justice for Ignace Sossou and leading efforts to free him (Story)
Mar 23, 2020
GVSU Club Sports copes with losing the rest of the winter and spring 2020 seasons (Story)
Mar 17, 2020
GV head football coach Matt Mitchell talks new OC, remote coaching, Judon’s new deal and what shows to binge on Netflix (Story)
Mar 16, 2020
GVSU Quick Hits 3/16/20 (Story)
Mar 16, 2020
GVSU Men’s Basketball reflects on successful 2019-20 season (Story)
Mar 14, 2020
GLIAC cancels all sports activites, winter and spring championships for all NCAA sports (Story)
Mar 09, 2020
GV Men’s Basketball being left off DII NCAA tournament bracket is downright blasphemous (Story)
Mar 09, 2020
GVSU Quick Hits 3/9/2020 (Story)
Mar 07, 2020
GVSU falls to Michigan Tech in GLIAC semi-final, hope to earn at-large bid in NCAA tournament (Story)
Mar 04, 2020
GVSU men’s basketball defeats Ashland, will host remainder of GLIAC tournament (Story)
Feb 28, 2020
Lakers victorious on senior night with win over crosstown rival Davenport (Story)
Feb 26, 2020
Two senior leaders of GVSU basketball reflect on collegiate careers ahead of senior night (Story)
Feb 24, 2020
GVSU basketball splits U.P. road trip, remains amongst GLIAC’s elite (Story)
Feb 24, 2020
GVSU Quick Hits 2/24/20 (Story)
Feb 24, 2020
News on News: Institutional censorship is nothing new for the Lanthorn (Story)
Feb 20, 2020
The Sultan of Swat: Christian Negron anchors the defense for GVSU Basketball (Story)
Feb 19, 2020
‘This is my Home:’ Officer Minh Lien protects GVSU while having a lot of fun (Story)
Feb 17, 2020
GVSU Basketball wins Battle of the Valleys, falls in nail biter to Northwood (Story)
Feb 17, 2020
GVSU Quick Hits 2/17/2020 (Story)
Feb 10, 2020
GVSU Basketball remains in first place after last-second loss to Ashland (Story)
Feb 06, 2020
29 high school football players officially sign as Lakers on 2020 National Signing Day (Story)
Feb 03, 2020
Laker for a Lifetime: GVSU Football legend Brandon Carr talks Walter Payton Man of the Year nomination, Lit Buddies Boxes, lessons learned from Allendale (Story)
Feb 03, 2020
GVSU Basketball reclaims first place in GLIAC with two big road wins (Story)
Jan 29, 2020
GVSU Basketball reacts to the tragic death of Kobe Bryant (Story)
Jan 27, 2020
GVSU Sawyers see six-game win streak axed by Northern Michigan (Story)
Jan 27, 2020
GVSU Quick Hits (Story)
Jan 27, 2020
News on News: Why #FreeIgnace matters (Story)
Jan 24, 2020
Don’t call it a comeback: GVSU Basketball overcomes 13-point deficit with 6:00 left to earn overtime win (Story)
Jan 23, 2020
Inside the mind of GVSU’s newest offensive coordinator (Story)
Jan 20, 2020
Just a kid from West Ottawa: Van Tubbergen reflects on scoring 1,000 points, newly-acquired strength and GVSU Basketball’s recent success (Story)
Jan 20, 2020
GVSU Basketball sweeps GLIAC match-ups, claims top spot in the conference (Story)
Jan 13, 2020
GVSU Basketball improves to 13-2, Van Tubbergen scores 1,000th point as Laker (Story)
Jan 13, 2020
GVSU Quick Hits (Story)
Jan 06, 2020
GVSU Quick Hits (Story)
Jan 04, 2020
GVSU basketball bounces back from Ferris loss with key GLIAC win over LSSU (Story)
Dec 05, 2019
GVSU thrashes Wisconsin-Parkside to open GLIAC play with a victory (Story)
Dec 02, 2019
GVSU Quick Hits (Story)
Dec 02, 2019
GVSU Men’s Basketball earns sixth win of season over Indiana Tech (Story)
Nov 26, 2019
Thunder from Down Under: Senior Jayden Hodgson brings experience, leadership off the bench for GVSU basketball (Story)
Nov 25, 2019
GVSU Basketball dominates in Don Callan Classic (Story)
Nov 18, 2019
GVSU football falls to 8-3 after loss to Wayne State on senior day (Story)
Nov 18, 2019
Kaepernick workout too little, too late for NFL (Story)
Nov 18, 2019
GVSU basketball improves to 3-0 following career night from Van Tubbergen (Story)
Nov 11, 2019
GVSU Quick Hits (Story)
Nov 09, 2019
GVSU Football falls to Ferris State in Anchor Bone Classic (Story)
Nov 07, 2019
Preview: No. 14 GVSU Football heads to Big Rapids to take on No. 2 Ferris State (Story)
Nov 05, 2019
Senior guard Ben Lubitz gets admitted into nursing school, leads GVSU basketball by example (Story)
Nov 04, 2019
Season Preview: GVSU men’s basketball playing with one special fan in mind (Story)
Nov 04, 2019
GVSU Football rolls over William Jewell, 63-10 (Story)
Oct 28, 2019
Rally through the rain: GVSU Football edges Davenport to win homecoming game (Story)
Oct 28, 2019
Democracy 101 event discusses FOIA (Story)
Oct 22, 2019
Mildcats: GVSU Football earns dominant win over NMU behind five touchdown passes (Story)
Oct 22, 2019
GVSU Quick Hits (Story)
Oct 14, 2019
Cardinal Down: GV wins Battle of the Valleys behind historic performance from redshirt freshmen running back (Story)
Oct 14, 2019
GVSU Quick Hits (Story)
Oct 08, 2019
Senior linebacker Isaiah Nkansah leads GVSU’s defense (Story)
Oct 07, 2019
Slain in the Rain: GVSU loses to Ashland on last-second Hail Mary (Story)
Sep 30, 2019
GVSU Quick Hits (Story)
Sep 30, 2019
GV football earns big road win against Michigan Tech, improves to 4-0 (Story)
Sep 23, 2019
Whacking the Wolves: GV Football dominates Northwood, improves to 3-0 (Story)
Sep 23, 2019
Overlooked: ‘Ready or Not’ the most underrated movie of the summer (Story)
Sep 16, 2019
Down goes Delta: GV rallies from 10-point deficit in fourth quarter to win, 28-24 (Story)
Sep 09, 2019
Lights Out: GVSU Football edges Edinboro, starts off season 1-0 at home (Story)
Sep 03, 2019
Senior Paritee brings leadership to young GV offense preparing for Edinboro (Story)
Sep 03, 2019
GVSU Quick Hits (Story)
Aug 26, 2019
Cole’s World (Story)
Aug 26, 2019
GVSU Quick Hits (Story)
Aug 19, 2019
GVSU Quick Hits (Story)
Aug 12, 2019
GVSU Football wraps up summer training, prepare for training camp and 2019 season (Story)
Aug 12, 2019
Anchor U.P. (Story)
Jul 15, 2019
Former GVSU pitcher Allison Lipovsky signs to play professional softball in Alabama (Story)
Jul 15, 2019
GVSU Quick Hits 7/15/2019 (Story)
Jul 02, 2019
Home field advantage: Jamie Hosford Football Center opens for GV Football (Story)
Jun 10, 2019
“We play to win the game”: GVSU captures 26th President’s Cup in school history (Story)
Jun 10, 2019
GVSU softball falls in semifinals of college world series, top 50 wins in 2019 season (Story)
May 13, 2019
Former GVSU linebacker Dylan Carroll signs with Chicago Bears, prepares for pro career (Story)
May 13, 2019
GVSU Softball beats Southern Indiana in Midwest Regional, advance to Super Regional (Story)
Apr 15, 2019
GVSU football finishes spring practices, prepares for 2019 season (Story)
Apr 15, 2019
Ace in the Hole (Story)
Apr 14, 2019
GVSU Quick Hits (Story)
Apr 08, 2019
No. 6 GVSU softball earns 24th win, claims victory in three of four games (Story)
Apr 01, 2019
Sneakers to Spikes (Story)
Apr 01, 2019
GVSU softball dominates Wisconsin Parkside, continue on hot start to season (Story)
Mar 25, 2019
GVSU softball picks up two road wins against No. 15 Wayne State (Story)
Mar 25, 2019
Seven Lakers participate in GVSU football pro day (Story)
Mar 18, 2019
Senior thrower Bobbie Goodwin reflects on national championship, prepares for outdoor season (Story)
Mar 18, 2019
GVSU basketball falls in first round of NCAA tournament to Lewis (Story)
Mar 11, 2019
GVSU wins GLIAC, punches ticket to NCAA tournament (Story)
Mar 08, 2019
GVSU basketball upsets Ashland, advances in GLIAC tournament (Story)
Mar 05, 2019
GVSU basketball loses to Davenport on senior night (Story)
Feb 25, 2019
GVSU ‘Sawyers’ pick up key wins against Northern, Michigan Tech (Story)
Feb 25, 2019
West is best: Senior brings leadership to GVSU basketball team (Story)
Feb 25, 2019
GVSU swimming & diving sweeps 2019 GLIAC Championships (Story)
Feb 18, 2019
Fauxback: History of the Sawyers and how GVSU’s newest event came together (Story)
Feb 18, 2019
Lakers beat SVSU, Northwood on final road trip of the season (Story)
Feb 11, 2019
GVSU drops two at home, falls to 6-9 in the GLIAC (Story)
Feb 04, 2019
Lakers upset seventh ranked Ashland, split road trip (Story)
Feb 04, 2019
Column: GVSU basketball needs to stay consistent on offense to contend in the GLIAC (Story)
Jan 28, 2019
Poor defense leads GVSU basketball to fall to local rival (Story)
Jan 28, 2019
More than a manager: The head student assistant that drives GVSU (Story)
Jan 27, 2019
Lanthorn Sports predicts Super Bowl LIII (Story)
Jan 21, 2019
GVSU basketball defeated twice by Michigan Tech, Northern Michigan (Story)
Jan 18, 2019
Fire at Copper Beech Townhomes deemed accidental, no serious injuries reported (Story)
Jan 14, 2019
GVSU men’s basketball picks up two key GLIAC wins, beating SVSU and Northwood (Story)
Jan 13, 2019
GVSU Quick Hits (Story)
Jan 07, 2019
GVSU men’s basketball falls to Ferris State, LSSU (Story)
Jan 07, 2019
Lanthorn Sports predicts the CFB National Championship game (Story)
Dec 09, 2018
*IGNORE* GVSU men’s basketball loses to Ashland, beats Wayne State in split weekend (Story)
Dec 03, 2018
GVSU basketball uses solid defense to open GLIAC play undefeated (Story)
Dec 03, 2018
Late GV quarterback lawsuit against NCAA revisited following new complaints (Story)
Nov 26, 2018
GVSU men’s basketball uses hot shooting to beat Grace Christian (Story)
Nov 19, 2018
GVSU women’s basketball drops first road game against Lewis (Story)
Nov 19, 2018
Tenacious ‘D’: GVSU men’s basketball uses defensive effort to win home opener (Story)
Nov 17, 2018
GVSU vs NMSU Quick Recap (Story)
Nov 12, 2018
GVSU women’s basketball starts out strong with two wins (Story)
Nov 12, 2018
Five Lakers score in double digits as GVSU men’s basketball starts 1-0 (Story)
Nov 05, 2018
Jake Van Tubbergen and GVSU basketball prepare for a successful season (Story)
Oct 29, 2018
Undefeated: GVSU soccer blows out Davenport to cap off perfect season (Story)
Oct 22, 2018
“Definitely Bittersweet”: Senior defender Madz Ham reflects on her GVSU career (Story)
Oct 20, 2018
(Don’t publish) Panther Down: GVSU overcomes injuries, bad weather to beat Davenport 19-14 (Story)
Oct 20, 2018
Gvsu Football at Davenport Quick Recap (Story)
Oct 15, 2018
Bigger and Better: GVSU Athletics announces Jamie Hosford Football Center (Story)
Oct 10, 2018
What to Watch: GameDay Special coming to Allendale (Story)
Oct 08, 2018
Championship or bust: Ryan Hein, DII hockey have high expectations this season (Story)
Oct 01, 2018
Cooperate to dominate: GVSU soccer stays undefeated, beats Purdue Northwest 10-0 (Story)
Sep 24, 2018
‘Loving to hit people’: defensive lineman Dylan Carroll provides GVSU with leadership (Story)
Sep 17, 2018
GVSU soccer senior Tara Lierman brings experience to young team (Story)
Sep 10, 2018
Keeping the ball rolling: GVSU soccer stays undefeated (Story)
Aug 31, 2018
Quick Recap: GVSU football beats Indy in season opener, 30-7 (Story)
Aug 27, 2018
Grand Valley’s Gunslinger (Story)
Aug 26, 2018
Quick Hits (Story)
Aug 21, 2018
Where are they now? A glimpse at former Lakers in the NFL (Story)
Aug 21, 2018
Practice makes perfect: GVSU football takes the field for training camp, looks to improve from 2017 (Story)
Jul 07, 2018
Junior college transfer Demetrius Lake looks help Lakers on the hardwood (Story)
Jun 23, 2018
“It’s just playing baseball”: GVSU Pitcher Josh D. Smith drafted by the Texas Rangers (Story)
Jun 06, 2018
Dominance: For the 25th time, GVSU captures GLIAC President’s Cup (Story)
Jun 06, 2018
Despite abrupt exit, GVSU softball proud of 2018 campaign (Story)
May 15, 2018
The Next Level: Three former GVSU football players get invited to NFL minicamps (Story)
May 03, 2018
Column: A decent draft from the Lions can lead to another playoff berth (Story)
Apr 19, 2018
Know your Lakers: GVSU catcher Kaylie Rhynard delivering at the plate (Story)
Apr 16, 2018
GVSU baseball splits four-game series against Ashland (Story)
Apr 12, 2018
GVSU softball sweeps Davenport, extends winning streak to 17 (Story)
Apr 09, 2018
GVSU softball sweeps doubleheader over Purdue Northwest (Story)
Apr 05, 2018
Know your Lakers: GVSU softball pitcher Allie Grys (Story)
Apr 02, 2018
Column: Lanthorn writer’s guide to the 2018 National Championship game (Story)
Mar 29, 2018
Lanthorn staff predicts March Madness Final Four (Story)
Mar 29, 2018
GVSU softball senior Teagan Shomin making most out of final season (Story)
Mar 26, 2018
Pair of shutouts leads GVSU softball to 2 more wins over Northwood (Story)
Mar 22, 2018
Column: Michigan’s late-game NCAA Tournament heroics bring flashbacks of 2013 run (Story)
Mar 22, 2018
Allison Lipovsky’s pitching leads GVSU softball on hot start to season (Story)
Mar 15, 2018
Fueled by solid pitching, GVSU softball picks up 10 more wins over spring break (Story)
Mar 12, 2018
GVSU baseball captures six wins during Florida trip (Story)
Mar 01, 2018
Reflection: Lanthorn sports writer Kellen Voss looks back on GVSU men’s DII hockey season (Story)
Feb 26, 2018
GVSU DII hockey eliminated from postseason in overtime Regionals loss (Story)
Feb 22, 2018
GVSU women’s basketball looks to close regular season strong despite senior Parmley’s ACL injury (Story)
Feb 19, 2018
GVSU DII hockey tops Davenport on senior night, honors late referee (Story)
Feb 15, 2018
GVSU wrestling All-American Harun Bogdanic leads team to Nationals run (Story)
Feb 12, 2018
Column: Why Matt Patricia is the right head coach for the Detroit Lions (Story)
Feb 08, 2018
Preview: GVSU women’s basketball to face Wayne State, Davenport in home matchups (Story)
Feb 05, 2018
Chuckin’ Knucks: GVSU men’s DII hockey tops Adrian College in slug fest (Story)
Feb 01, 2018
Super Bowl LII predictions (Story)
Feb 01, 2018
Preview: GVSU women’s basketball looking for revenge during Upper Peninsula weekend road trip (Story)
Jan 29, 2018
GVSU men’s DII hockey takes down MSU in ‘Pack the George’ rivalry (Story)
Jan 25, 2018
Preview: GVSU women’s basketball looks to maintain momentum vs. Purdue Northwest (Story)
Jan 22, 2018
Windy City sweep: GVSU men’s DII club hockey beats DePaul on Chicago road trip (Story)
Jan 18, 2018
Recent transfer and goalie veteran Dylan Knox joins GVSU men’s DII club hockey team (Story)
Jan 15, 2018
GVSU men’s DII club hockey beats Indiana to cap off weekend sweep (Story)
Jan 11, 2018
GVSU men’s DII club hockey players represent US in European tournament (Story)
Jan 08, 2018
Column: Why parting ways with Caldwell was the right decision for the Detroit Lions (Story)
Jan 08, 2018
Lanthorn sports staff’s Division I college football championship picks (Story)
Dec 11, 2017
GVSU men’s Division II club hockey sweeps Miami of Ohio (Story)
Dec 04, 2017
GVSU men’s DIII club hockey hosts fundraising game to fight brain cancer (Story)
Nov 30, 2017
GVSU men’s Division II club hockey looks to carry momentum into holiday break (Story)
Nov 27, 2017
Column: Don’t count out the Detroit Lions from playoffs just yet (Story)
Nov 20, 2017
GVSU women’s basketball tops Indianapolis in physical home opener (Story)
Nov 16, 2017
Tommy Carey hits offensive stride for GVSU men’s DII club hockey (Story)
Nov 09, 2017
GVSU club wrestling looks to improve in early matches (Story)
Nov 06, 2017
GVSU women’s basketball wins scrimmage against Olivet, expects successful season (Story)
Nov 02, 2017
New Irwin Club improvements to attract donors with added incentives (Story)
Oct 30, 2017
GVSU volleyball extends winning streak to five game after defeating Ashland University (Story)
Oct 30, 2017
GVSU volleyball comes back from 2-0 deficit to defeat Tiffin University (Story)
Oct 26, 2017
GVSU volleyball senior Sydney Doby making the most out of her last season (Story)
Oct 19, 2017
Leaders of the defense: GVSU volleyball’s Katie Olson and Sydney Benchley provide dominant back-row protection (Story)
Oct 16, 2017
GVSU men’s DII hockey drops weekend series to Trine University (Story)
Oct 12, 2017
Guarding the net: GVSU men’s hockey goalie Jared Maddock anchors defense (Story)
Oct 09, 2017
GVSU men’s DII club hockey manages 1-1 tie against Aquinas despite injury (Story)
Oct 05, 2017
Freshman Evan Newell brings youth, experience to DII hockey team (Story)
Oct 02, 2017
GVSU men’s club hockey looks sharp in weekend series over Bradley (Story)
Sep 28, 2017
GVSU men’s club hockey (D2) enters season with championship aspirations (Story)
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