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T Haas is Doing What?! Five reasons you should attend Haasta La Vista

The day is almost upon us, the retirement of our beloved T Haas is fast approaching and soon a hole will be left in our hearts that his gleaming smile and endless charm once filled. Before we’re left in a dark, months-long, campus-wide depression, let’s party one last time with T Haas and Marcia. You’ll never believe what he has planned...

Find out more about Haasta La Vista

April 9, 2019


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Laker Tips and Tricks: 5 Things Students HAVE to do Before Summer!

Are you leaving campus for the summer? Before you go, it is important to take care of these 5 things and not miss out on opportunities that will set you up for success next year. Here’s everything you need to do on campus before you can spend the next 3 months basking in the summer sun.

Click here for some things to do before summer!

April 9, 2019


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Celebrate the Coming of Spring

At long last, the snow is gone and the sun is shining! Notice the sound of the birds chirping and the gentle breeze that blows your hair into your face. The flowers on campus are beginning to bloom, and you can see some of the first-year students come out of hibernation and cautiously leave their living-centers for the first time in months. Spring is here, so how are you going to celebrate?

Read on to find out how to enjoy the sunshine!

March 28, 2019


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Laker Tips & Tricks: How To Stay Motivated in Your Classes

Look outside. The snow is melting and the sun has returned, bringing warmth, light, and… distractions. Now that spring is here, there is so much to do on campus, and with those activities returning, it’s easy to put off your class work. Never fear, Laker Tips and Tricks is here to help you stay motivated in your classes!

Learn How to Stay Motivated

March 28, 2019


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Forever Alone: How to Wallow in Self-Pity This Valentine’s Day

Ah, Valentine’s Day. It’s the most romantic day of the year for some and a day of misery and self-pity for the rest of us. This one goes out to all the Lakers who will be alone this February 14. Read on to find out what you can do to keep yourself occupied on Valentine’s Day and how to best wallow in your own sorrows.

Learn How To Suffer Through The Worst Holiday In The World 

February 13, 2019


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What to Do With Your Boo: Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Oh no! Valentine’s Day is coming and you have no idea where to take your boo. Fear not, Lakers! There are many on-campus opportunities and amazing date options in the Allendale and Grand Rapids area. Read on to figure out how you can celebrate the big day and sweep your lover off of their feet.

Discover What To Do With Your Boo

February 13, 2019


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Laker Tips & Tricks: What the Rec? Answers to Your GVSU Recreation Questions

What the rec is the Rec anyway? There’s an extensive list of opportunities available to you through GVSU Recreation, so where do you start? Read on to learn how you can get involved, be active, and live healthy.

Learn More about Campus Rec!

February 6, 2019


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Laker Tips & Tricks: Warmest Ways to Get Across Campus

Welcome to the winter semester. Yes, it’s cold. We know that with the frigid, glum winter days comes an ever-increasing lack of motivation to get out of bed in the morning. Whether it's your first winter on campus or your fourth, crossing campus in the blustering winds never seems to get any easier. Allow us to show you the warmest ways to get across campus and bump up your attendance score!

January 7, 2019


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Laker Tips & Tricks: How to Get Your Professor to Love You

Welcome to a new semester. With a new semester comes new classes to enjoy, new friends to meet, and unfortunately, all of the progress that you’ve made turning your professor from intimidating megalith to normal human person with specialized knowledge is out the window. Never fear — we’re here with tips and tricks on how to get your prof to love you or at least tolerate you more than the kid next to you who smacks his gum and texts during lecture.

Read the first in a new series of articles, “Laker Tips & Tricks.”

January 7, 2019


GVSU students with their bodies painted blue spelling out "Lakers"

ANCHOR UP: how to Prepare for a Laker Football Game

It’s almost another game day Lakers, and you might be asking yourself how to prepare with a new, refreshing approach. There’s always a way to spice up your Laker Spirit, so

read on to find a new way to #AnchorUp.

November 15, 2018


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Bundle Up, Lakers: D.I.Y. Blanket

It’s here: the cold, West Michigan weather. No matter how well prepared you are emotionally, you’ll always need another blanket to wrap yourself in like a burrito while you lie on the floor of your dorm waiting for this frigid season to end. Don’t fret! We’ll show you how to create the GV blanket of your dreams, and it’s gonna be cute, like “Pinterest goals board” cute.

Learn how to make your own.

November 15, 2018


GVSU campus in the Fall

How to Get in the Fall Spirit at GVSU

There’s nothing quite like falling in love with GV’s campus as the leaves change colors and we pull out our scarves. And there’s plenty to do, too! Here are nine on and off campus activities that every autumn-loving Laker should check out this season.

See how to get in the Fall Spirit

October 22, 2018


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Best GV-Themed Costumes

Can’t decide what to be for Halloween? We can help. Presenting the finest Grand-Valley-themed Halloween costumes for your viewing (and dressing) pleasure.

Click here to see GV inspired costumes!

October 17, 2018


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5 Songs that Remind You that You're a Laker

There are but a few things in life that cure a rainy day or slow Monday. When we’re feeling down or getting hype for the big game, we rely on the healing power of music to get us through. We’ve gathered a list of throwbacks, power ballads, and jams that scream Laker pride. Add them to your tailgating playlist or your daily rotation and dance it out!

Check Out these Songs!

October 16, 2018


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ArtPrize Fast Facts!

The largest and in-chargest art festival in the world is happening right now in our very own city of Grand Rapids. Never been? Curious as to how to make the most of this grand event?

Read on and feel the creativity wash over you

September 12, 2018


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4 Reasons I Heart GR

Moving to the area has made me fall head over heels in love with you. From your cultural attractions like ArtPrize to the delicious food in Eastown, there are so many reasons why you’re the apple of my eye. So many reasons, in fact, that I wrote a love-letter list to fully express my devotion to you. Let me count the ways...

Check out our list!

September 12, 2018


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I'm Just Trying to Pass

With finals looming on the horizon, crunch time starts now! If that sentence makes your palms a little more sweaty than you’d care to admit, perhaps some tactics to get your kaboose back on the tracks will get your brain from loco-overload and into locomotion-motivation.

See Some Special Tactics!

April 19, 2018


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How to Ace a Study Date

Study dates are much harder than getting an A on your next exam; you spend so much time preparing for your next exam that your date can end up feeling neglected! Finding that balance is an art. If you need some tips on how to wow your professor, while also being a flirt-master, check out this list!

Tips for your Study Date!


5 ways to make money as a broke college student with Louie the Laker

5 ways to make Money as a Broke College Student

Living like a Laker means taking advantage of all the opportunities that come your way — both academic and economic. Grabbed too many Starbucks at the Marketplace? Spot a new hoodie in the Laker Store but don’t have enough cash? If you’re strapped for cash and need some inspiration for how to dig yourself out of the college financial hole, then be sure to check out our list of ways to make some money on campus and be a moolah master!

Learn how to make some extra moolah!

April 3, 2018


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8 Valentine's Day Date Ideas for the Broke College Student

As a busy college student, find the time (and money) to put together showstopping dates for your significant other can be difficult. If you're grasping at straws for something fun and flirty to do this Valentine's day - look no further!

Learn more about Dorm Room Dates!

February 13, 2018


How to Host a Friendsgiving

Have a group of friends who mean a lot to you? Tell them that over a festive Friendsgiving! Don’t know where to start when hosting a Friendsgiving? We got your back!

Check out this article about Friendsgiving!

November 14, 2017


What to do in West Michigan on Fall Weekends

Trying to figure out what to do on the weekends this fall? West Michigan is the perfect place to enjoy vibrant fall colors, autumn scents, and outdoor activities. Here are some fun ideas to get you started!

Learn about fun activities in West Michigan!

October  31, 2017


From College to Careers

Building a resume or presenting your past involvement isn’t limited to just the “official” jobs you’ve done, there’s a wide variety of opportunities which are available both on and off campus  that can be valuable to include in your resume when pursuing a career. Student organizations can be sources of leadership positions, skills training, personal & professional development, and volunteer opportunities.

Here's how to share your involvement with employers!

October 24, 2017


How to Create the World You Want to Live In

GVSU’s Community Service Learning Center has created the Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) initiative to help students think more broadly about the impact we can have on our society.

Learn more about the CLDE initiative

September 26, 2017