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completed either online or in print, and students are required to submit their rand Valley State transcripts, tests scores and an appliUniversity is just one cation fee. Letters of recommendation, of the colleges across which are often elements of the Comthe nation that has created its mon Application, are not required for own online application rather than undergraduate applications at GVSU. using the Common Application, which Aba Blankson, director of communicaallows students to apply to multiple tions for the Common Application, said universities at once. But that hasn’t the application program is a nonprofit orstopped the number of appli- ganization that was created about 35 years cants from growing. ago and allows students to submit one apJodi Chycinski, director of ad- plication to multiple schools. missions at GVSU, said the univer“We serve students, member instisity uses its own application because tutions and secondary schools by proit was created with the students in mind. viding applications that students and “As an institution, we have to con- school officials may submit to any of sider our audience and then make deci- our over 500 members,” Blankson said. sions that meet their needs as “Membership is open to colleges and well as ours,” universities that promote Chycinaccess by evaluating stuski said. “The dents using a holistic selecundergraduate tion process.” application that we Blankson said the pahave in place seems to ...we have to per application was dismeet the needs of our adcontinued this year. While missions decision-making consider our convenient, the online approcess and also the needs audience and plication is not without of the students problems, she said. More we are try- then make than a week ago, students ing to decisions... trying to apply to colleges serve.” may have experienced isThe require- JODI CHYCINSKI sues with logging in, credit DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS ment to fill out an card payments and comindividual application patibility with Google has seemed not to deter potential stu- Chrome. Blankson said these problems dents from applying. The number of affected application deadlines for some First Time in Any College (FTIAC) ap- member colleges, but the issue has now plicants has still increased been resolved. by about 28 percent “The application submissions are up since 2009. 25 percent, an indication that the sysAnd just as the num- tem is functioning properly for the maber of potential students ap- jority of users,” she said. plying to GVSU has increased, Blankson added that member colso has the number of applicants leges include both national and internaadmitted—by about 22 percent. The tional schools, with about 9 percent of number of students actually enrolling 2012-13 applicants with a home address has also increased, but at in another country. A few schools in a slightly lower rate of 12 Michigan use the Common Application, number of applicants percent since 2009. such as Hope College for transfer stunumber admitted Chycinski said the GVSU dents. The University of Michigan also application process can be uses it as its sole application program. number enrolled
Break debate: Lori Koste reports on the effect a fall break would have on students and the current academic calendar.
UAS votes not to add fall break to GV calendar
24-17 vote denies SS proposal BY CARLY SIMPSON CSIMPSON@LANTHORN.COM
The University Academic Senate voted Friday against implementing a fall break at Grand Valley State University, but it easily approved to allow graduate students a seat with voting rights on university governance committees. The UAS voted 24-17 against the break as it decided to keep the current academic calendar. The idea for a fall break was first introduced by the Student Senate after a survey found that 86.3 percent of the more than 1,300 student respondents thought a break would help reduce stress levels and improve academic performance. Wayne Kinzie, associate director of the Counseling and Career Development
Center, said there is a sharp increase in student visits to the CCDC in mid-October. Many GVSU students experience higher levels of stress and anxiety during this time, which coincides with midterms. Kinzie said a two-day break could help ease stress levels and improve students’ overall mental health. However, the Academic Policies and Standards Committee of the UAS stated in a memo that it was concerned that several of the survey questions written by the Student Senate were biased toward the benefits of a fall break, with little recognition of potential problems. “We went over every possible rearrangement of SEE UAS ON A3
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Student view: Student Senate President Ricardo Benavidez spoke of student concerns at this month’s UAS meeting.
Senate passes stricter UAS attendance policy
attendance of senators at the weekly general assembly meetings. Grand Valley State If there is some type of University’s Student Sen- emergency preventing stuate passed a resolution to dents from making a meetchange a policy in its Re- ing, they must first notify sources Policies and Proce- Vice President of the Studures at its Thursday meet- dent Resources Commiting. The change tee Danielle puts stricter Mierow, as well requirements as the faculty on student chair of their senators’ attencommittee, to dance at fac- ...students have the abulty committee feel obliged sence excused. meetings. Meirow said The policy to attend the that since last focuses on meetings. year, when the making sure Student Senate senators who DANIELLE MIEROW cabinet realized hold seats on STUDENT RESOURCES VP students could the University have a larger Governance Committees voice with the University are attending and engaging Governance Committees, in all of those meetings, but it does not affect the SEE SENATE ON A2 BY CLAIRE FODELL ASSISTANTNEWS@ LANTHORN.COM
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Former GV president Don Lubbers hosts comedy fundraiser for nonprofit
give our names to it, we wanted it to be more fun than accolades. We’ve had enough accolades in our life, and this was a more fun way to do it.” Twilight Shines, the official name of the benefit, is in its sixth year. The dinner and roast raised about $180,000 to support programs hosted by Senior Neighbors, said Bob Barnes, president of the nonprofit. “We do probably a dozen different things,” Barnes said. “The general theme running through everything we do is helping people connect to the community.” M O N E Y, B U I L D I N G S A N D U R I N A L S
Mark Murray, former president of GVSU, was one of the few selected to roast the Lubbers. “We’re talking about the ‘Donald,’” Murray said. “Not that vulgar, In the spotlight: Arend Lubbers listens during the Roast of Lubbers held at flamboyant one on TV. We’re talking Thousand Oakes Golf Club in Grand Rapids, MI. Event-goers said it was a success. BY RYAN JARVI “Life is very serious, and we have about the real ‘Donald’—the ‘Donald’ NEWS@LANTHORN.COM lots of serious things to do and lots who has a way of working his way Grand Valley State University’s of negative things to do, so that when into our hearts. And the reason why former first couple, Arend (Don) and we’re doing something for a good he works his way into our hearts is Nancy Lubbers, invited some 300 to cause, if we can have fun doing it, because he knows it’s the fastest path to our wallets.” 400 people to the Thousand Oaks Golf that’s all the better,” he The Lubbers were notClub of Grand Rapids Wednesday. said. “So, here’s a good ed several times throughGuests were charged $100 per dinner cause that needs help, we out the event for their plate and asked to pay another $100 for get a group of people here ability to fundraise, even a plastic light-up ring, and a few were to kind of make a little fun ...we wanted in a context laced with publicly insulted at the end of the night. out of it, and that’s what political adversaries. it to be more In spite of all this, many people happens. That’s what we “Don and Nancy were thanked the Lubbers for hosting such were trying to do, and I fun than the masters,” Murray a party and went home feeling good think that worked.” said. “All the Republicans about the whole thing. The roast of GVSU’s accolades. thought they were RepubBut how can people put up hun- second president and his DON LUBBERS licans, all the Democrats dreds of dollars, be publicly ridiculed wife raised money for Se- FORMER PRESIDENT thought they were Demoand still leave with a smile on their nior Neighbors, a nonprofcrats. What was he doing faces? Through a fundraising, Com- it organization that aims to with the faculty and the deans? My edy Central-style roast, of course. improve the lives of senior citizens. own sense of it is I think he promised “It’s just wonderful to have so FUN PHILANTHROPY many people come, because what you everybody a building.” The room was full of prominent The man of the hour, Don Lubbers, do this for is to try to raise money for said he felt the event was a success, despite a good cause,” Lubbers said. “Both SEE ROAST ON A2 the number of jokes made at his expense. Nancy and I felt if we were going to
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as giving up a set of car know where to turn for help.” keys, can lead seniors to Senior Neighbors tries feeling a loss of indepen- to provide people with people, some of whom have C O M M U N I T Y dence. Often times, the services and help seniors GVSU buildings or other C O N N E C T I O N S death of a longmake social facilities named after them. Political slights and jokes term spouse connections. GVSU graduate and Io- aside, the event was held to can be one of “If you renia Mayor Dan Balice was raise awareness and funds the hardest tire and sudamong them. about serious matters. things seniors ...there are denly people “Just in the room tonight, “Of the roughly 100,000 face. aren’t calling we have Secchia Hall, repre- seniors in Kent County, near“The pain still naming you, they’re not sented in Secchia; Murray, ly 20 percent of them live in, from the death of opportunities emailing you, Van Steeland and Niemeyer or near poverty putting them a spouse of 40, 50, those connecLiving Centers; Padnos Hall at greater risk of needing our 60 years is really for the urinals. tions tend to dry of Science and Nancy Lub- support,” Barnes said. “At the an earth-shatterup over time,” bers Stadium,” said Balice, same time older adult demo- ing event for some DAN BALICE Barnes said, GVSU ALUMNUS who acted as the roast’s mas- graphic is soaring, financial of these seniors,” adding that the ter of ceremonies. “If you’ve support for many senior ser- Barnes said. “So all isolation can ever been to Kistler Hall, go vices is waning.” of these things can lead to isola- have negative effects on into the fourth floor, men’s lavAlzheimer’s, dementia, tion, loneliness and really soul- dividuals’ well-beings. “We atory, third stall, it’s the Balice financial hardships and crushing anxiety, which is made want to keep people involved toilet. Cost me 50 bucks, and emergency expenses, or worse because seniors don’t and keep them healthy.” Tom Haas tells me tonight, even something as simple know what to do and they don’t Additionally, the organization provides transportation, operates a number of senior centers in the area, and orchestrates a lot of health and wellness programs. Lubbers had previously served on the leadership council for Senior Neighbors, which was how the roast came to be. “We want to honor someone who has done good things for the community,” Barnes said. “(The event was) very successful, lots of fun, very entertaining, and (it) did a great job raising money for a great cause.” Though the event wasn’t directly aimed at the GVSU community, it did bring together a number of individuals associated with the university. “I think humor, when it’s done in this regard, is in SPONSORED BY: SEIDMAN REAL ESTATE GROUP the great spirit in which it is intended,” said Thomas Haas, current president of GVSU. “It was a great synergistic approach to where ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A FREE TV we can celebrate the good in people, their accomALLENDALE Grand Rapids plishments, and in turn, with our philanthropy, help Wednesday October 30 Tuesday October 29 an organization as we have 11:00 - 3:30 11:30 - 3:00 tonight. It really is a remarkable opportunity for Henry Hall Building E us to come together, have a lot of fun and make a difference in other people’s For more information contact email@example.com lives.”
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SENATE CONTINUED FROM A1 mittees, it really started pushing for senators to take advantage of the seats, but no policy was enforced. “Having something to hold them to it and make it more official will make students feel obliged to attend the meetings,” she said. Now that the attendance policy is in place, Mierow expects students to be more serious about their roles on standing committees. If a student doesn’t notify the vice president of the SRC and the faculty chair of the standing committee before missing a meeting, the student will be removed from the position and another senator will fill in. Student senators are allowed one excused absence from committee meetings; more than one absence will also result in removal from the position. Students will also be required to stay for the duration of all meetings unless they have
made prior arrangements with the vice president of the SRC. Since students have the right to vote on these committees, they’re also required to be “prepared, engaged, attentive and inquisitive,” according to the new policy. They will also be responsible for taking notes at the meetings. Meirow said senators are taking their roles on the committees seriously this year, even though the attendance policy was just put into place last week. “Everyone who has gone to their faculty committee has loved it,” she said, adding that there hasn’t been any issue with senators not being engaged in their committees so far this year. The attendance policy was originally presented to the senate at the Sept. 24 meeting. Because it was only the first time many senate members had seen the amendment, it was not passed immediately. The policy was slightly revised following initial discussions, and it passed Thursday without any opposition.
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BRIEFS GV alumna receives Fulbright grant Kelsey Schoenborn, a Grand Valley State University alumna, has been awarded a Fulbright grant for a U.S. student teaching assistantship in Brazil. As one of 120 U.S. students chosen for the grant, Schoenborn will be working from March through November of 2014 as part of a plan to increase the quality and quantity of English teaching in Brazil before the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. Schoenborn graduated from GVSU in 2012 with a degree in Spanish-secondary education.
Art by GVSU alumni to hang in Lansing House of Representative The artwork of Danielle Fritz and Monica Lloyd, both recipients of a bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University, will have their art displayed in the Michigan House of Representatives’ Anderson House Office Building in Lansing. “The Boy at the Window” was created by Fritz, and Lloyd’s piece titled “Five” was also selected. Both art pieces will be exhibited in the building through September 2014. The pieces were selected as part of the Art in the House Project, which is in its ninth year and displays artwork done by students from each of the 15 public universities in Michigan.
GVSU signs reverse transfer agreement with OCC Grand Valley State University signed a reverse transfer agreement with Oakland Community College in Oakland County. The agreement will allow students who have transferred to GVSU from OCC to complete their associate’s degrees after transferring. Students must have completed at least 40 credits at OCC before transferring in order for credits earned at GVSU to count toward the associate’s degree. GVSU currently has reverse transfer agreements with 26 community colleges across the state of Michigan.
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SAAC holds fundraiser for Make-A-Wish GV varsity teams to challenge student body in athletic feats BY SARAH HILLENBRAND ASSOCIATE@LANTHORN.COM
rand Valley State University varsity athletes are gearing up to face the rest of the student body in showing their skills. The Pros vs. Joes Fundraiser will challenge students to try to beat athletes from most varsity teams to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This is the first year that the Pros vs. Joes Fundraiser will take place. Keri Becker, associate athletic director,
said the Student Athletes Advisory Committee wanted to put on an event that would attract students in order to raise money for Make-A-Wish. “It’s meant to just be a fun event,” Becker said. “It’s for a great cause, and it’s something different and inexpensive... I hope that club sports will come out in this funfilled atmosphere to challenge the other athletes.” Make-A-Wish is the Division II GLIAC fundraising initiative. Andrew Darrell, a senior and president of
SAAC, said that last year the group raised about $6,000 and about $10,000 the year before; the goal for this year is to beat last year’s amount. “We wanted to see if the student population wanted to come and play us,” Darrell said. “We wanted to use our status as athletes for people to come play us and do something different. We’ve done a movie night in the past, but that’s something they can do any day of the week, so we wanted to change our event.” Participants purchase tick-
ets to be able to compete in and football, Darrell said. different miniSome of the games, and if mini-games they can beat a will include student athlete, determining they will be enwho can serve tered into a raffle It’s for a great the hardest and for prizes at the cause and it’s fastest against end of the event. the tennis team, All the var- something and Darrell said sity teams except different... the commitwomen’s soccer tee is trying to and volleyball KERI BECKER get the football will be partici- ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR kicker to come pating in the so students can event, and the SAAC is still test their kicking skills. working on men’s basketball “It will be a lot of fun,
and the money goes for a good cause,” he said. The SAAC Pros vs. Joes Fundraiser event will take place Oct. 30 from 9 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. in the Kelly Family Sports Center. The cost is $3 to get in the door, and the price includes four tickets. Each additional ticket costs 25 cents, and each minigame is one or two tickets. For more information on the event, visit www.gvsu. edu/events/gvsu-saac-prosvs-joes-make-a-wish.
“It provides GVSU students with an opportunity ore than 350 vol- to learn about the commuunteers from nities to which they belong Grand Valley State through a structured service University participated in learning experience dethe nation’s largest day of signed to get them thinking community service on Oct. about their own role as an 26 as they contributed to active citizen,” Mutch said. Last year, more than 300 improve the greater Grand GVSU volunteers served Rapids community. “Having so many of our various local agencies during students volunteering their the Make a Difference Day. time and energy as a part of Volunteer work for the serMake a Difference Day dem- vice event varies from cleanonstrates that GVSU is not ups and aesthetic city imjust an institution of higher provements to working with education that happens to be youths or senior citizens. “The goal is to help betbased in Western Michigan, but that we are an interested ter our community and improve the lives and engaged of others,” said part of this comLaura Mernen, munity,” said Jeff the event’s coMutch, coordiordinator. “Our nator of GVSU’s office would C o m m u n i t y Groups love to spark Service Learning all around student’s inCenter, which terests to take hosted the day the nation of service. participated... a more active role to positiveThe event not ly impact their only gives stu- LAURA MERNEN community.” dents a chance to EVENT COORDINATOR Student volgive back to the community, but it also allows unteers met Saturday at for a partnership between GVSU where alumna Jenny nonprofit and community Jordan, the developmental agencies to learn more about coordinator for Kid’s Food the needs in the community. Basket, gave an opening The work might also transfer statement for the day. Durinto future opportunities for ing this time, students who registered with their groups GVSU graduates. BY HANNAH LENTZ
or as an individual were assigned their volunteer positions and were bussed to various sites throughout the greater Grand Rapids area to work on community service projects until the afternoon. One of the many groups that participated in this year’s event was assigned to Johnson Park, where students cleared weeds and trees along the edges of the nature trails. “It was great to get out and help the surrounding area to be the best it can be,” said Abby Brewer, a freshman at GVSU. “Though this was just a small contribution, it did, in fact, make a difference and just goes to show the things you can achieve when you come together as a group to enhance the world that surrounds you.” Make a Difference Day has taken place nationally for more than 20 years and is sponsored by USA Weekend magazine and Points of Light, an international organization focused on volunteerism and creating change. “Groups all around the nation participated in this day of service,” Mernen said. “Grand Valley takes pride in being a part of this and doing our part in helping out the community.”
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Make A Difference Day brings together more than 350 GV volunteers
Volunteering: Sophomore Sam Ladouceur works on disassembling hard drives at Comprenew, an electronics recycling center in downtown Grand Rapids, as part of Make A Difference Day.
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National chemist to talk science, technology BY ELLIE PHILLIPS EPHILLIPS@LANTHORN.COM
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Taking a step forward: Provost Gayle Davis speaks at the UAS meeting on Friday afternoon regarding budgeting issues and scheduling concerns for the upcoming school year.
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Graduate students make up about 13 percent of the total student body at GVSU. These stuschedule multiple times and had complica- dents did not have any representation on univertions with all of them,” said Lori Koste, in- sity governance committees until Friday, when terim chair of the APSC. the UAS voted to approve extra seats on the comThe committee explored several options, mittees to be reserved for graduate students. including having a two-day fall break and The resolution, which was introduced by two days off before Thanksgiving, or hav- Student Senate, was passed with just one oping the entire Thanksgiving week off from posing vote. Prior to the UAS school. These options would meeting, university governance also mean adding an extra week committees only had one chair of classes in December or startreserved for students, which were ing a week earlier in August. occupied by undergraduates ap“I don’t think adding in a few This wasn’t pointed by the Student Senate. days of break is worth having to The new seats will have full just about go an extra week at Christmas or voting rights and will be rein the summer,” said Josh Greene, graduate served for graduate students sea senior at GVSU. “I don’t mind students... lected by the Graduate Student the schedule as it is now.” Association and officially apCreating a fall break would JEFFREY POTTEIGER pointed by the Student Senate. lower the number of complete GRADUATE STUDIES Graduate students will now serve weeks in the fall semester to on the following committees: the 12, whereas the winter semesAPSC, the Faculty Facilities Planter has 14. One of the main concerns of ning Advisory Committee, the Faculty Teaching the APSC was how to fit lab courses and and Learning Center Advisory Committee and clinical exams into these shortened weeks. the University Assessment Committee. In its memo, the APSC included inforThe original resolution was amended to exmation for eleven schools in Michigan that clude the Faculty Salary and Budget Commitwere examined. Seven of these schools were tee from adding an extra student seat after the found to have no fall break.The University committee stated opposition to the resolution. of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan Tech“This wasn’t just about graduate students nological University, Eastern Michigan having a voice,” said Jeffrey Potteiger, dean University and Northern Michigan Univer- of Graduate Studies. “This was about everysity were determined as having a fall break. one having a voice here at Grand Valley.”
enowned chemist W. Carl Lineberger, who studies the application of lasers to problems in chemical physics, will speak Tuesday and Wednesday at the Grand Valley State University Arnold C. Ott Lectureship in Chemistry. “This is a great opportunity for GV students to listen to a great scientist who has been involved in policy issues at the level of Washington, D.C.,” said Felix Ngassa, chair of the chemistry department’s Communications Committee. In 2011, Lineberger was nominated by President Obama for membership on the National Science Board, where he currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee and chair of the Subcommittee on Facilities. Ngassa is in charge of planning the events leading up to the lecture and ensuring the lecture’s success. To him, the opportunities that will be available for his students at the lecture are the most important part of the event. “Carl is very resourceful and a great scientist, so it is an honor to host him at GVSU,” Ngassa said. “And anything that adds value to the education of our students is of utmost importance to me. (It’s an) excellent opportunity for our GVSU students (to start) networking with a fellow scientist, and especially someone who has been involved with important policy issues related to science in Washington, D.C.” Lineberger is also a member of the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics and an E.U. Condon Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the Univer-
sity of Colorado in Boulder. Advisory Committee. The E. U. Condon is annuThe lectureship series ally awarded by the National was named after Arnold Institute of Standards and C. Ott, who passed away Technology and recognizes in 2008. He had a long cadistinguished achievements reer as an entrepreneur in written exposition in sci- and businessman in West ence and technology. Michigan and worked at the George McBane, chair of Ott Chemical Company of the chemistry department, Muskegon. Ott also worked said Lineberger’s accomplish- with William Seidman and ments make him a great role was significantly involved model for students. in the founding of GVSU in “I’m interested in showing the early 1960s as a charter our students a broad variety member of the University of chemistry, and I would like Board of Directors—a posito show it to them as well as I tion he held for 28 years. can,” he said. “The thing that’s Ott and his wife, Marikey is to realize that here’s on, created the lectureship somebody who has been to bring national attention very successto the GVSU ful as a physical chemistry descientist, and an partment. Lecinfluential sciturers chosen entist who has are recognized now gone from This is a great as leaders and that position to opportunity visionaries in helping to make their field. for GV much broader Tu e s d a y ’s decisions for our students... lecture, “Negacountry to hantive Ion Chemdle its scientific FELIX NGASSA istry Research: and engineering CHEMISTRY CHAIR How it Led to enterprise.” ‘A Positive Look Lineberger has won Into Science and Technolmany awards including the ogy Policy,’” will start at 6 H. P. Broida Prize in Chemi- p.m. in the Grand River cal Physics, the Earl K. Ply- Room of the Kirkhof Center. ler Prize from the Ameri- There will also be a recepcan Physical Society, the tion at 5 p.m. Bomem-Michelson Prize, A seminar for students and the William F. Meggers and faculty will be held at 1 Prize from the Optical Soci- p.m. Wednesday in the Cookety of America. DeWitt Center, where LineHe has also served on a berger will discuss “Molecular number of other commit- Reaction Dynamics in Time tees including the National and Frequency Domains: A Science Foundation’s Advi- Wonderful Playground for sory Committee for Math- Collaboration between Exematical and Physical Sci- periment and Theory.” ences; the National Research The lectureship is free and Council Commission on open to the public. Physical Sciences, MathFor more information, ematics and Applications; visit www.gvsu.edu/chem/ and the Department of En- arnold-c-ott-lectureship-inergy Basic Energy Sciences chemistry--94.htm.
OCTOBER 28, 2013 GRAND VALLEY LANTHORN
Laziness and ‘my many selves’: senioritis reconsidered
BY JOE HOGAN JHOGAN@LANTHORN.COM
inter has arrived early. The evidence: the sheet of snow and ice that I discovered on my car early Wednesday morning. Pondering this sad fact as I waited for the warm air to defrost the windshield, I felt a disarmingly strong urge to return to bed. Surely, I thought, my blankets were still warm, my pillow still perfectly molded to the shape of my head. I could climb back into bed and fall back into a deep sleep, back
into warm nothingness. Or “senioritis”—is synonymous I could continue to wait for with laziness. In other words, the warm air to make its slow, senioritis is just the fourth or steady, seemingly doomed fifth-year’s excuse to be lazy. advance on the thick ice that I don’t know if this is dominated the windshield— necessarily true, though. To Napoleon had better chances investigate the issue, I ask in Russia. As it turns out, I that you consider again the grudgingly chose the latter. winter morning scenario and All students (really anyone the variety of urges at play. who rises early on a winter To explain them, I’m going to morning in West Michigan) adopt Wayne Booth’s strategy are well acquainted with the of dividing the self into many situation I’ve described. Thus, parts in order to shed some we are all aware of this truth: light on the cacophony of in the early morning, we urges we experience. Conlack control over our rational sider the following: minds and instead become Lazy Joe, extremely suspect slaves to our urges. I think in this case, urges me to return many would wager, in addito bed. His will is the path tion, that we are never more of least resistance. Responsusceptible to the seductions sible Joe, on the other hand, of laziness and sloth than encourages me to stay in the during our final year of college. car. I made a commitment to In many conversations on the attend class, Responsible Joe topic, this debilitating susceplectures, and I ought to stick to tibility—commonly termed it. With less moral confidence,
Ambitious Joe also offers Joe is easily mistaken for counsel. Sure that getting to Lazy Joe. However, I think class means better grades and his motives are quite differa better reputation, Ambient. Whereas Lazy Joe seeks tious Joe is willing to sacrifice the path of least resistance, sleep to the god of Success. Future-Oriented Joe merely Contrariwise, Intellectual Joe wonders how getting up and truly wants to get to class, but getting to class has anything prefers to rise at 10 or 11. By to do with the life that I, in the time the car has warmed my final months of college, up, though, Intellectual Joe has am staring right in the face. managed to open his eyes. Future-Oriented Joe, in fact, In the morning, all of these is quite excited for this life. voices have their say. The Channeling Billy Crystal in trick is to silence some (Lazy “When Harry Met Sally,” FuJoe, Ambitious Joe) and listen ture-Oriented Joe realizes the closely to others (Responsible promise of his life and, thus, Joe, Intellectual Joe). However, wants “the rest of his life to in my last year at Grand Valley, start as soon as possible.” So, I have heard a new voice—one though Future-Oriented Joe that, at times, seems deceivis ostensibly similar to Lazy ingly similar to Lazy Joe. What Joe, he has an altogether inis more, I suspect that this new nocent motive. voice has much to do with my Is this particular dynamic own case of senioritis. the problem faced by many He is Future-Oriented Joe. of the seniors we accuse of As I said, Future-Oriented having senioritis? I think so. In
QUESTION OF THE ISSUE
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON REARRANGING GVSU’S FALL SCHEDULE TO ADD A FALL BREAK?
Do you think GVSU’s registration process affects its retention rate?
“We should have a fall break. I live eight hours away and don’t get to go home until Thanksgiving. Spending three months at school with no breaks is stressful.”
RACHEL SUTHERLAND Sophomore English Barage, Mich.
“I think it would be a good idea. Many people get burnt out when late October comes around. A mid-fall break would help keep students more focused.”
Junior Clinical Exercise Science L’Anse, Mich.
“I say give it a go. You don’t really know if something’s going to work or not unless you try it.”
HARRISON SMITH Freshman Film Flushing, Mich.
“I’d think it’d be really beneficial for everyone. Having a break would really help with the stress of midterms and the whole semester.”
YES - 43%
their last year, how can college students avoid the obvious fact that, for the most part, whether they make it to every class has little bearing on their future? How can they focus on class when right in front of them is the great wide future? Perhaps the trick is to provide Future-Oriented Self some perspective. The practical perspective is the first: going to class, especially in the bleak midwinter, is essential to developing a strong work ethic for the future. Less superficially, Future-Oriented Self should be reminded by Intellectual Self that education and learning are still worth the effort. Finally, Future-Oriented Self should realize that, in twenty years, he might very well yearn to return to college. This realization, I think, might be the right prescription to cure senioritis.
THIS ISSUE’S QUESTION: Would adding a two-day fall break be worth decreasing winter break time? LOG ON & VOTE LANTHORN.COM
NO - 57%
GIVE ME A BREAK
The UAS voted against Student Senate’s proposal to add a fall break, which many students, including the Lanthorn staff, believe is necessary to boost student suceess.
rand Valley State University students had less competition for Grand Rapids parking and more room to move in the bars this weekend thanks to Aquinas College’s fall break. Conversely, the GVSU students had to push forward with their constant student responsibilities while their Aquinas counterparts took a well-needed break. Last week, the University Academic Senate voted down the Student Senate proposal to add a two-day fall break. Despite the survey given to more than 1,300 students with about 86 percent saying that a fall break would help them in their studies, the proposal was not passed. As students, the Lanthorn staff would like to add our opinion to the mix. First, as seen in Carly Simpson’s front page article, the UAS explored many options in either adding a week-long break and starting a week earlier or going a week further into winter break. In doing so, of course there is no surprise that students would want to leave the schedule as
is. But why is the UAS straying from the original proposal that wouldn’t cause a change in the starting and ending dates of breaks? The original proposal suggested a two-day, not week-long, break that would get rid of the Tuesday off after Labor Day and have classes go one extra day into exams. (Let us clarify right now that the Tuesday mini-break is superfluous; we haven’t accrued enough homework and projects during the first week of school to make a stress-reducing break worthwhile). The UAS is doing anything and everything it can to justify this decision, saying that Student Senate worded the questions to show only the benefits of a fall break. It also said it didn’t think the break would benefit students when the evidence shows that the Counseling Center is busier during mid-October. If statistics can’t convince faculty that a break is needed, perhaps an anecdote can. One thing that the UAS needs to remember is that the responsibilities of a student continue from
sun-up to sun-down every day of the week. Many—especially those with jobs—have scarce opportunities to recharge even after a few weeks of school. They attend class for 15 hours each week, put in the three-outside-hours-per-credit-hour for an extra 45 hours of academic work, schedule in 30 hours to make tuition payments, and try hard to get the recommended 8 hours of shut eye per night. Once you add on five hours of bus riding, time to exercise and eat, and a few hours for spiritual, professional and personal development, the final 22 hours go fast, leaving maybe a few hours on Saturday for mindless activities to relax and recharge. Students would greatly benefit from a few extra days either just to catch up or to take some time for themselves and relax. While the opinion of UAS is valued and often valid, in this case, going with the original proposal would not affect the overall schedule for students, faculty and staff and would greatly benefit students’ physical, mental and academic health.
GVL EDITORIAL CARTOON I By LEAH FISHWICK
Junior Advertising and Public Relations Saline, Mich.
“I assumed that Thanksgiving was our fall break. I’d have to see what the schedule would look like with this break included.”
GARRET RAMSTACK Sophomore Writing Mukwonago, Wisc.
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The Halloween debate: To slut up or not to slut up
BY GARRICK SEE GSEE@LANTHORN.COM
very year on the last day of this very month, we subject ourselves to a tradition widely known for celebrating pop culture, past history or current trends that have gone viral. We pick out the best that we think will showcase our creativity in being relevant to our peers. It’s no question that there are good and bad costumes every year to weed out, but one main theme will always prevail among us, especially among females: the question of slutting up or slutting down.
Now, I know we all recognize this theme, and it’s no use denying it. We’ve seen all the risqué and provocative costumes over the years that roam the realms from simple house party to loud, banging, music-pumping, drink-gulping clubs. For men, we tend to look at this celebration as a simple gesture that the universe is listening to our prayers at night and allowing these women to express themselves freely. For women, I can only imagine that it’s a sign of release that they’ve been holding in for a very long time, and it’s only on Halloween that their inner sanctity is left behind for a night of fun. I’m not saying it reflects badly upon them, because it is inevitably their own decision to do so. That would be like blaming double standards for being what they are, which are double standards. Men
can’t be blamed for ogling at women who dress themselves that way just like the same way women can’t be blamed for using their freedom of expression. However, it does make me wonder about the state of mind women are drawn to these days. Pop culture has evolved in so many ways that are troubling the poor souls of parents all over America. People like she-who-shallnot-be-named and the Nicky Minajs of the world are setting trends far greater than they, themselves, recognize. Little girls of tender ages are looking at these “role models” as a sign of expression and a direction to a sense of belonging in today’s society. Yes, of course men are trend-setters, too, but the impact created by women transcends the Generation Z of today’s source of media income.
If we do look at it from afar, we would question the moral line between men and women regarding the sort of actions that society has deemed permissible. The stigma upon women still stands its ground today as being the core of gender issues we talk about on the streets. No matter how much of their salary is bumped up or work positions opened up or even eligibility of participation, they are still looked at with condescending eyes until a change is made. If anything, Halloween should just be a celebratory costume party where kids are allowed to literally sugarcoat themselves into oblivion and have fun doing what they’re supposed to be doing: just being kids. Everything else is optional unless otherwise said by the bouncer at the club telling you that you’re not old enough to enter no matter how hard you try.
OCTOBER 28, 2013 GRAND VALLEY LANTHORN
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OCTOBER 28, 2013 GRAND VALLEY LANTHORN
Haunted Halls takes new twist
BY MARY MATTINGLY LAKERLIFE@LANTHORN.COM
here may be rumors of ghosts haunting the halls of Grand Valley State University’s Kistler and Copeland Living Centers, but on Oct. 31 from 8 p.m to 11 p.m., these halls will be transformed into a real-life nightmare. “(It’s called) the aftermath,” said Breana Maginity, who helped to organize this year’s Haunted Halls. “It’s basically a town that’s been hit with a radioactive explosion. As the customers go through, they start to get hit with radioactive material, themselves, and end up getting treated.” Members from both Kistler and Copeland’s community councils collaborated to plan the on-campus haunted house. Each year, housing communities pitch a bid to the Residence Hall Association to host the annual Haunted Halls. Bids are selected based on theme ideas, how the budget the RHA provides will be used, and how the theme will be executed. Unlike previous years, this haunted house uses several different themes. “It’s one of the years that there are more themes than there’s ever been before,” said Jimmy Zarling, adviser to both Kistler and Copeland’s community councils. “Usually the house is one theme and everyone goes through it; this year has multiple themes. It’s about a nuclear explosion in a small town (and) lots of different areas can get
infected. It’s not like walking through a hospital theme or a prison theme.” To write the winning bid, members from both councils looked at the past two years’ worth of bids in order to choose a unique theme for this year’s edition. Past themes include one based upon the “Saw” movie franchise called “Come Play With Me,” which took place inside the Murray Living Center. In 2011, Kistler and Copeland hosted the haunted house with the theme of the “No Hope Hospital.” “I helped write the bid, which won,” Maginity said. “It was pretty cool. I’ve organized everything pretty much. I presented everything to the council this past meeting (and) now everyone’s working on it together.” This is Maginity’s first year as a part of Kistler’s Community Council. Now, she and other organizers are busy putting together the haunted house. “We are getting together props and costumes right now,” she said. “We are also recruiting volunteers (as well as) working on the basic layout of Kistler and Copeland.” The haunted house will start in Kistler, then go out the back end of the building and end in Copeland. “We (looked) at what previous years did, and we are trying to make it unique and different from years past,” Maginity said.
GVL | JESSICA HOLLENBECK
Living center councils present ‘The Aftermath’
Hosting a haunted house: Sophomore Ryan Hartman and freshman Kellie Howe prepare for the Murray Haunted House. This year’s haunted scene is titled “The Aftermath.”
With Halloween approaching, the group is looking forward to presenting GVSU with what it has been working on. “I’m excited to see how many people get involved,” Zarling said. “There are so many different options for them to (volunteer) and different sections (for them to walk) through.” Eight hundred people are expected to go through the haunted house this year, which is free to the public. The house will be accepting
donations of nonperishable foods for the Student Food Pantry at the door. People are still welcome to volunteer at the haunted house. “People can still get involved,” Maginity said. “We can utilize make-up artists, costumes makers, actors and people (to help) clean up.” Those interested in volunteering can contact Courtney Holland for more information.
Holiday celebrates life after death
Day of the Dead comes to GV with altar-making BY BEN GLICK BGLICK@LANTHORN.COM
GVL | NATHAN KALINOWSKI
Beautiful hair: Junior Briana Mitchell discusses a variety of topics at a You Beautiful Black Woman event. YBBW hosted its first Hair Talk last week to preview its annual Hair Show.
Letting their hair down YBBW hosts Hair Talk to preview annual Hair Show
BY ERIKA COLLIN ECOLLIN@LANTHORN.COM
or the first time in the history of Grand Valley State University’s chapter of You Beautiful Black Woman, students were able to sit in a relaxed setting to talk with peers about different aspects of African American hair. Hair Talk, which took place Saturday evening and brought in a crowd of about 40 people, consisted of a presentation that educated attendees about different types of African American hair and how to maintain healthy hair. “It’s a topic that is talked about a lot on campus, but not necessarily in a comfortable environment,” said Alesia Alexander, vice president of YBBW. “So, Hair Talk (was) for lots of different women— not just black girls, not just minority girls, but just everyone on campus. Males, females, students and faculty (all can) come together and just talk about hair.” Hair Talk was established this year in honor of the 20th anniversary of YBBW on GVSU’s campus. In previous years, small, casual conversations were held, but this year the organization decided to make them more available to all students.
“I really want girls to understand what healthy hair is,” said Briana Mitchell, secretary of YBBW. “And today we were able to do that and expand on hair.” This event was also a way to introduce others to YYBW’s biggest event of the year, Hair Show, which will be held Nov. 2 in the Grand River Room. Hair Show is an event that has been put on by YBBW for almost a decade. This year, for the first time ever, it will serve as both a hair showcase and a competition. The first half of the event will consist of GVSU students who want to show what they can do with hair. The second half will be a competition between four students who are more highly skilled in hair styling and actually do hair for others on campus. Each competitor will have four or five models wearing their styles and performing a routine in keeping with this year’s ‘90’s theme. The theme was selected in honor of the decade in which the organization was started on campus. “A lot of the girls come up with really, really crazy and elaborate (hair styles), so I think it’s going to be really exciting,” Alexander said. “They really do come up with
some cool things for us to see.” The competition will be judged by a panel of hair-styling professionals. Immediately following the event, there will be a dance party held in the same location from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Admission is $5. YBBW wants to encourage people of all races to attend the Hair Show. “We know that sometimes the name ‘You Beautiful Black Woman’ may scare other races away,” said Christian Knighten, liaison of YBBW. “But we really are open to have everyone on campus involved.” YBBW is an organization that promotes collegiate women and aims to empower them through its motto, “true queen by nature.” Though it focuses on empowering minority women on campus, women and men of all types and backgrounds are able to join the organization. The group looks to provide students with community service and networking opportunities while also exposing them to other organizations on campus. “For me it’s exciting just because YBBW has been on this campus non-stop every year since the year I was born,” Alexander said.
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o, it isn’t a George A. Romero movie; it’s the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead that is coming to Grand Valley State University’s campus on Oct. 31. Along with local artist Rolando Mancera, students will learn about this ancient tradition by actively participating in the building of a traditional altar in the atrium of the Mary Idema Pew Library. The event, which is LIB 100- and 201-approved, will take place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. “We as Mexicans celebrate this, because for us life and death are not different, they are the same,” said Maribel Colorado-Garcia, visiting professor of Spanish. “When you die, it is not the end. Life and death is a process.” Mancera, who moved to Grand Rapids from Mexico at age 15, said he hopes to expose students to one of his culture’s premier celebrations to help them learn the meaning of death in Mexican
culture. The Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated each year in Mexico on Nov. 1 and 2, when it is believed that spirits of ancestors return from beyond to visit their loved ones. The living offer all the amenities that their departed enjoyed while alive, such as certain foods and music, and on the third day, the dead return to their graves. But unlike other Western analogs that can be compared to it, the holiday is a jubilant expression and celebration of life. It is no gloomy or sad affair, but rather an extravagant show of colors and music derived from preColumbian cultures. “It is based on a fusion of Catholic and pre-Hispanic cultural elements,” ColoradoGarcia said. “During the twoday celebration, our loved ones who have passed away return, and in that time we welcome and honor them.” Though recognized and celebrated throughout Mexico, Day of the Dead differs from region to region but shows a cohesive pattern:
that death is an object not to be feared, but to be embraced and even ridiculed. This humorous depiction of mortality becomes manifested in the death spirit Calaquita—a whimsical and even jubilant depiction of death as well as a complete departure from the American concept of the foreboding grim reaper. The process is exemplified by the altars dedicated to the departed, which are traditionally decorated ornately and are representative of a family’s or individual’s own beliefs. Interested students will be shown how to make these altars in the proper form at the event. “The altars the students will make will be simpler than the ones in Mexico, but they will be very nice,” ColoradoGarcia. “(Students) are not just looking at them, (but) they are participating and actually building an altar and understanding what it means, and that is what is important.”
PIC promotes friendship, assimilation International Buddy program helps students feel at home BY MARY MATTINGLY LAKERLIFE@LANTHORN.COM
magine traveling to a new place, but knowing no one. With the introduction of the International Buddy Program through the Padnos International Center, now international students studying at Grand Valley State University can meet peers more easily and feel at home. “We’ve been working on a program like this and talking about it for years,” said Alissa Lane, outreach coordinator of the PIC. “There’s been a huge demand for it from both international and study abroad alumni.” The program, which pairs study abroad alumni with international students, was implemented this year with the efforts of the Study Abroad Alumni Association’s president, Chanon Cummings. Before being paired up, mentors underwent a training session to learn the basics of cross-cultural sensitivity, identify symptoms of culture shock and learn how to get international students in touch with counseling services if such symptoms arose. So far, the program has found success both with mentors and mentees, culminating in mutually beneficial relationships. “Study abroad alumni have just come back from this amazing experience,” Lane said. “This program helps them to stay connected to the international community.” The program is done largely on students’ own time. “You don’t have an obligation,” said Erin Cramer, a study abroad alumna and mentor. “You choose when to meet and meet twice a week on your own terms, not through (the Padnos International Center).” Currently, 60 study abroad alumni are paired with 80 international students, with some students doubling up on international mentees. Cramer and Lauretta Sam were paired together at the beginning of the semester. Cramer studied abroad in Ghana and Sam is an exchange student from the same university, the University of Cape Coast, through a partnership program with GVSU. “Study abroad alumni are in a unique position to be mentors,” said Lane. “They have lived abroad and know how it can be isolating. They’re in a good position to relate to international students with what they’re going through.”
Mentors act as students’ guides once they arrive at GVSU. “There’s no map when you study abroad,” Sam said. “Once you get here (to GVSU) you get a map to show you around. I love the relationship I have with (Cramer). We do everything together. I love the program.” Sam arrived in the U.S. two weeks before the semester began to acclimate to the culture. Cramer was more than eager to introduce her to American culture and planned outings including a trip to Michigan’s Adventure, a visit to ArtPrize, and shopping trips at the mall. In turn, Cramer was able to interact with someone who understands her experiences in Ghana. “It’s nice to talk about the differences you see,” she said. “Americans don’t have much traditional culture, but when you study abroad, you see a lot more of that. It’s nice to have someone who recognizes those differences, too.” With Sam’s presence in the U.S., she is able to expose Africa to those who are curious. “People only see the bad side (of Africa),” she said. “They don’t show the good side.” Cramer added that Sam has already contributed to improving Americans’ perceptions of Africa. “She’s cleared up a lot of misconceptions,” she said. “I think Africa’s the most misunderstood continent.” Through Cramer, Sam has met other SAAA and international students. “You feel you are home because there are so many people around you,” she said. “It’s hard to make friends in classes and at the bars because everyone is on their phones.” Both have gained positive experiences from the relationship. “We always joke that she is the mother and I am the daughter,” Cramer said. “We always study at the library together and do homework. She keeps me on track.” While many GVSU students may elect not to study abroad, this program more easily introduces students who have never been outside of the country to peers from all over the world. “This is making our community more welcoming to international students and exposing us to other cultures through people in the program,” Lane said. “You can be at Grand Valley and still have an international experience and gain a global perspective. It doesn’t keep (GVSU) in a bubble.”
OCTOBER 28, 2013 GRAND VALLEY LANTHORN
S P O R T S
SHORTS The Grand Valley State University men’s club soccer team posted a pair of 2-0 losses against Ohio State University and the University of Iowa on Saturday in the Midwest Alliance Soccer Conference (MASC) Regional Tournament at the Lawrence Soccer Complex in Indianapolis, Ind. GVSU (7-1-2 MASC) began its postseason by keeping it close against a Buckeye squad that finished second in the 44team conference, but was unable to find the back of the net. The offensive woes continued later in the day against Iowa, and the result was the same. Iowa had posted a 6-22 record in conference play. The Buckeyes defeated the Hawkeyes 1-0 a few hours later. GVSU figures to be in contention once again next season, as the team is expected to return 23 of its 28 players.
Women’s club volleyball wins home tourney
The Grand Valley State University women’s club volleyball A team won its home tournament on Saturday after topping Michigan State University in the championship match at Fieldhouse Arena, according to the team’s Twitter account. The team began the tournament by topping Central Michigan University’s B team, and advanced to defeat the Spartans in the championship match. GVSU’s B team finished fifth in the event. The teams will return to action at Northern Illinois University on Saturday.
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Against all odds
Lakers win their first away game 23-17 against Northwood University BY BRYCE DEROUIN SPORTS@LANTHORN.COM
It wasn’t easy or pretty, but the Grand Valley State University football team earned its first road win of the season. GVSU (6-2, 4-2 GLIAC) overcame rain, poor field conditions, a blatantly missed call on an extra point, and a blocked punt to complete a 23-17 comeback victory over Northwood University (2-6, 1-5 GLIAC) on Saturday. “Our kids stuck together and battled,” GVSU head coach Matt Mitchell said. “The weather was pouring at the start of the third quarter. The field was a disaster. There were just a lot of things happening and our guys just stuck together and found a way to win on the road.” With sophomore running
back Kirk Spencer (hand) and senior back Chris Robinson (shoulder) both out, GVSU was forced to lean on junior Michael Ratay in the ground game. Ratay answered the call and then some, as he tallied 196 yards on 27 carries and two touchdowns. “I thought Mike Ratay stepped up,” Mitchell said. “Statistically you’ll see it—the big game. He ran hard, too. We needed a first down to close out the game, and he got it.” Ratay’s two touchdown runs—1-yard and 3-yard scores—gave GVSU a 23-17 advantage. After Ratay’s second score, freshman Joel Schipper attempted the extra point, but slipped as the ball barely crossed over the crossbar. However, the
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yards for a Laker first down. The first down allowed Grimes to take a knee and seal the first road win of the season for GVSU.
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441 to 245. GVSU outgained Northwood 441 to 245 in yards gained. The difference was even more glaring in the running game, where the Lakers tallied 241 rushing yards to only 77 yards on the ground for the Timberwolves.
refs didn’t see it that way and Grimes finished the day comruled the kick no good. pleting 14 of 24 passes for 200 “It’s baffling. They said it was yards and two interceptions, below the cross bar,” Mitchell but most of his yards came via said. “From my vantage point, the screen game. there was no way. His favorite It wasn’t a high target was senior kick like a ‘Joel wide receiver Schipper’ kick, Brandan Green, but the turf and ...we hit our who caught six the footing was so passes for 122 bad that he kind blocks and yards. Green also of slipped on his really got off scored a rushing plant foot. From on and running. touchdown my viewpoint— a 28-yard endlive on the field— MATT MITCHELL around. that ball crossed HEAD COACH “With the wet the upright.” ball and the field With the inconditions, we clement weather conditions, were struggling at times to throw the Lakers failed to get the the ball down the field,” Mitchball downfield in the passing ell said. “We had a chance to hit game. Junior quarterback Isiah a few (screens) in the first half,
SCORING SUMMARY 1ST
04:00 NU—Keegan Haggarty 37 yd field goal, 0-3
12:56 GV—Joel Schipper 27 yd field goal, 3-3 06:24 NU—C. Thompson 9 yd pass from Mark Morris, 3-10
11:08 GV—Brandan Green 28 yd run, 10-10 04:03 NU—Glenn Winston 2 yd run, 10-17
13:39 GV—Michael Ratay 1 yd run, 17-17 04:43 GV—Michael Ratay 3 yd run, 23-17
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Pushing through: Grand Valley State University’s Ernijs Ansons drives past a Wayne State University defender. The Lakers look to take on Michigan State University on Tuesday.
GV to take on MSU’s basketball dynasty BY BRYCE DEROUIN SPORTS@LANTHORN.COM
If the Grand Valley State University men’s basketball team is intimidated with its matchup against No. 2 Michigan State University, it hasn’t shown it. Instead, GVSU is relishing the opportunity to take on one of the top-ranked teams in the country. “Really, we have nothing to lose,” senior guard Rob Woodson said. “Michigan State has everything to lose. We’re just coming in with the mindset of getting better for the season and play as hard as we can, and if we can come out with the win, then we come out with
the win.” The Lakers managed to come out with a win over No. 8 Michigan State in 2007—an 85-82 double overtime victory. This time, GVSU head coach Ric Wesley knows that taking the win in the Breslin Center will be an uphill battle. “Boy, I think it’s going to be tough,” Wesley said about his team pulling off the upset. “Who knows? Sometimes lightning strikes twice. I think it’s a little bit different of a scenario (this time). We’re trying to just hang in there and make it a competitive game, and if we do that, we’ll consider it a success.” Wesley was quick to laud
the roster of Michigan State, which is a favorite in the Big Ten and is ranked No. 1 by Lindy Sports College Basketball and Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. USA Today Sports and The Sporting News rank the Spartans at No. 2, while Athlon Sports College Basketball has them at No. 4. “I really think during the time I’ve been here at Grand Valley, I can’t remember a stronger team,” Wesley said. “When you look at their lineup, man, it’s an imposing group of guys. To have two senior veteran guys like Keith Appling and Adreian Payne—I don’t know SEE BASKETBALL ON A8
but we didn’t quite make enough blocks. The second half we hit our blocks and really got off and running.” The defense played one of its best games on the season, as Northwood wasn’t able to sustain any long offensive drives. Both touchdowns came from the benefit of using short fields due to GVSU’s miscues. The first touchdown was set-up after the Timberwolves blocked a Laker punt, which allowed Northwood to start its drive from the GVSU 15. From there, quarterback Mark Morris found Carrington Thompson on a nine-yard pass for the score. Northwood’s second touchdown of the day was set up SEE FOOTBALL ON A9
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Finally: Junior running back Michael Ratay rushes past an Azusa Pacific defender. The Grand Valley State Unversity Lakers won their first away game against Northwood University on Saturday. The team had to battle against poor weather, field conditions and a few missed calls, but they came away victorious.
IT WAS OVER WHEN… Ratay ran for eight
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tay. The junior running back racked up a career-high 196 yards on 27 attempts, and his two touchdowns gave GVSU the lead.
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Men, women XC run away with GLIAC championship BY ADAM KNORR AKNORR@LANTHORN.COM
Grand Valley State University senior Brent Showerman finished in third place in the last two Laker cross country meets. On Saturday, Showerman finally broke through, winning an individual GLIAC Championship in the 8K with a time of 25 minutes, 18 seconds. The prize was especially sweet for Showerman, a determined athlete who failed to make the Laker team in his first year at GVSU. “Brent has been the cornerstone of our program the last couple of year from leadership to work ethic,” head coach Jerry Baltes said. “Today was many years of hard work coming together for an incredible person. This is the essence of commitment, sacrifice and, most of all, persistence.” Following Showerman’s lead, GVSU emerged victorious in both the men’s and women’s competitions, returning to Allendale with matching GLIAC championship titles. On the men’s side, sophomore Chad Cini and junior Alan Peterson finished third and fourth overall, supporting Showerman, who
was named GLIAC Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Year, in his winning effort. The GVSU men dominated their field with 21 points—kilometers ahead of runners-up Malone University, which finished with 95. While cross country is a sport that depends largely on individual performance, both the Laker men’s and women’s teams paced themselves together, surrounding themselves with encouragement and camaraderie en route to a title sweep. It is the 12th consecutive GLIAC title for the men’s team and the 13th straight GLIAC crown for the women’s squad. “We train together every day, and we’re around each other all the time,” Showerman said. “Having those guys around is like a security blanket. Right around the 5K mark, we had our top seven up front. We run together and win together.” Although no women took an individual first place for GVSU, the Lakers placed three runners in the top five as they cruised to a GLIAC championship of their own. Junior Allyson Winchester, SEE XC ON A9
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treaks are conversation starters, while wins are the morals ascertained from meaningful chats. Streaks don’t last; wins do. “As a team, we weren’t ever really worried about the streak and didn’t talk about it much,” GVSU senior goalkeeper Abbey Miller said. “We’re concerned about getting wins.” It took 13 games and 88 shots, but Grand Valley State University (14-0-1, 11-0-0 GLIAC) finally allowed a goal in a match played Friday against Michigan Tech (10-41, 7-2-1 GLIAC) at Houghton, ending the Lakers’ sensationalized shutout streak. The goal by Michigan Tech’s Danna Kasom in the 55th minute also effectively concluded Miller’s scoreless streak at 1,228:08 minutes without yielding a goal. Both streaks matched the second best marks in Division II history and the seventh longest across all divisions. “We were disappointed with how the goal was scored, not that the goal was scored, and we came up this weekend to leave with two wins,” GVSU coach Dave Dilanni said. “If the scoreless streak happened to exist after that, then so be it.” The Ashland University women’s soccer team won eight consecutive conference championships from 1997-2004, a streak that ended against GVSU in 2005. The Lakers have been the premier program in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference ever since, and with a 2-1 win against Michigan Tech, they became the first GLIAC program in history to secure nine straight league titles. “Winning the GLIAC title outright was very important to our team and to know heading into the weekend we had to defeat two very good teams for that to happen. Our
girls were excited because they held their future in their hands,” Dilanni said. “As with any success our program has had this year, it has become very clear to our team that our success is a byproduct of our ability to focus on and do well with the little things in preparation for games, and we need to continue to do that if we want to accomplish more goals as the season grows.” With snow flurries falling, GVSU broke through the chill and notched two goals in the first 25 minutes of play against Michigan Tech. Laker leading goal scorer and junior forward Jenny Shaba connected on a assist from freshman midfielder Marti Corby in the third minute to open the scoring, and then in minute 25, Shaba assisted freshman midfielder Charlie Socia for what would become the game’s winning goal. Despite allowing a goal, GVSU outshot Michigan Tech 20-9. Jenna Phelps recorded 10 saves for the Huskies while Miller stopped four shots for the Lakers. “We didn’t mention anything about the streak going into today’s match, but we didn’t play our best soccer Friday,” Corby said. “We wanted to go into today’s game with the mindset of getting back to our style of play and to continue to work on things we needed to work on.” Sunday, GVSU defeated Northern Michigan (4-9-2, 4-4-2 GLIAC) 3-0, as the Lakers remain undefeated through 14 games. Just as it had against Michigan Tech, GVSU wasted little time getting the ball rolling on offense as three different Lakers scored in the first half. Senior midfielder Shelby Humphries headed in the first goal of the afternoon in minute 16 on a cross from freshman forward Olivia Emery, putting GVSU in the lead to stay. In minute 22, Socia set up Corby
for a shot from the rim of the box, earning her first assist of the season and extending the Laker’s lead. Freshman forward Kendra Stauffer tallied goal No. 3 in minute 37; it was her ninth goal of the season. After experiencing a goal against her, Miller returned to her scoreless ways Sunday, defending all three of Northern Michigan’s on-target shot attempts and recording her ninth solo shutout in GVSU’s 14th team shutout of the 2013. “This weekend, we learned that we can bounce back from adversity and that our team won’t turn on each other during those times,” Dilanni said. “In fact, we find strength during those moments.” GVSU will travel to play Ferris State (8-6-1) Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. before hosting Lake Erie (4-10-1, 3-6-1 GLIAC) Friday for what will be the Lakers’ final game of the regular season. “The season is coming to a crucial and exciting time. We’re going to start playing great competition from here on out and we’re looking to peak at the right moment,” senior defenseman and tricaptain Sam Decker said. With a focus on continued growth as a team, GVSU sets eyes toward November in hopes of streaking towards the win that says the most: a national championship. “Whether or not we’re ready to make the jump into playoffs, soccer is a question that can’t be answered yet, in my opinion,” Dilanni said. “It’s a process. Every day, we do something that surprises and excites me about the potential this team has and if you asked the players, they’d say they still have room to grow. “We want to keep this season going as long as possible, but first things first; Ferris State and Lake Erie. Have to walk before you run, day-to-day.”
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Lakers continue undefeated streak, give up first goal of season to MTU
A team effort: Sophomore Kaleigh Lound (15) and junior Abby Aiken (12) block a spike from Findlay. The Lakers are now 19-3 on the year and 10-1 in the GLIAC.
Lakers take 3-0 weekend BY JAY BUSHEN
ophomore captain Betsy Ronda refused to let a pair of injuries keep her out of a match against the No. 15 team in the country. Ronda played through the pain against Truman State University on Friday night, leading the No. 17 Grand Valley State University women’s volleyball team to a crucial victory that highlighted a 3-0 weekend at the 2013 GLIAC/GLVC Crossover Tournament at the Great Lakes Center in Aurora, Ill. “The adrenaline and ibuprofen tend to kick in,” she said. “I was in a lot more pain toward the end of the match. I’m sore now, but I would much rather play through it and be out on the court.” The 2012 GLIAC Freshman of the Year seemed to swing the momentum in the first set against the Bulldogs by tallying three straight kills to give the Lakers a 24-22 lead before junior captain Abby Aiken ended it with a service ace. Ronda led the way with a match-high 16 kills to go with 20 digs and an ace. The outside hitter was playing at “70-80 percent” while dealing with an abdominal strain and a wrist injury, which have sidelined her for a number of games this season.
“I was going up with the mentality that we have nothing to lose,” she said. “I tried to turn that game around and bring some energy.” Aiken added 14 kills and 20 digs to go with a pair of service aces, while junior setter Kaitlyn Wolters racked up 51 assists to go with 14 digs and five kills in the four-set victory. The offensive-minded trio has been an asset for the team this season and seemed to take its play to the next level in the event. “We deserve to be in the top 10,” Wolters said. “Winning this game proves to us that we deserve to be higher (in the AVCA poll). It will push us forward.” It was Aiken’s turn to push the team forward on Saturday, as the Onsted, Mich., native stole the show with a career performance. The outside hitter had an explosive match against the University of MissouriSt. Louis by posting a career-high 27 kills to go with 22 digs to lead GVSU to another four-set victory. She had more than twice as many kills as any other player in the match. The stat line showed that Wolters was at top form, dishing out 48 helpers to go with 17 digs and five kills. Ronda chipped in with eight kills.
A few hours later, the team capped off the 3-0 weekend with a sweep over the University of Southern Indiana. Aiken led the way with 10 kills while Wolters posted 37 assists. Aiken and Wolters were named to the 12-player All-Tournament Team. Head coach Deanne Scanlon said she was so impressed by her team’s performance in the event that she was willing to make comparisons to her 2005 group that won a national championship. “This team has a lot of similar qualities with the 2005 team,” Scanlon said. “They play with an ease about them. They’re confident and they are not shaken up by a lot of lineup changes or adversity. The 2005 team had a lot of different lineups and people who contributed, and we have the same thing now.” GVSU pushed its winning streak to nine games after the trio of wins and has now won 17 of its last 18 matches. The team will head to the Upper Peninsula this weekend for a pair of GLIAC matches against Northern Michigan University on Friday at 7 p.m. and Michigan Technological University on Saturday at 4 p.m.
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Light on their feet: Charlie Socia handles the ball during a recent game. The Lakers are undefeated so far this season and have only surrendered one goal to their opponents.
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Meanwhile, GVSU features a roster that sports six new faces. The Lakers will look to build some chemistry in their first court action of the season as they look to replace Tyrone Lee and Breland Hogan—who they lost to graduation—as well as Ryan Majerle (transfer) and Kristers Zeidaks (personal reasons). “As imposing as they are, at this time of the year in a game like this, we can’t really spend that much time thinking about them,” Wesley said. “We have so many things to do to just make us the best that we can be. Our focus has got to be on us and what we’re trying to do and trying to establish an identity.” While a win would shock the country and give GVSU
a lot of confidence moving forward, the team recognizes the reality of the situation and would be happy with a solid showing. For some, the opportunity to match-up with Michigan State is something they’ve thought about their entire life. “We’re all excited to play in the Breslin Center,” junior center Darren Washington said. “We all watched State growing up, so it’ll be big for us. We have to compete. No one’s expecting to go in there and win, and we just have to compete and make sure to keep it close.” The game is scheduled to start Tuesday at 7 p.m. and can be seen online on the Big Ten Digital Network.
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who won the individual GLIAC championship in 2012, fell one place short of a repeat championship, finding herself in second place with a time of 22:09. Scoring third and fifth place finishes were sophomore Jess Janecke (22:16) and senior Courtney Brewis (22:28). The Lakers tallied a miniscule 30 points, blowing away second place finishers and in-state rival Saginaw Valley State University. “The GLIAC Championship is the first step of our
championship season, and it is very important for our program to compete with pride,” Baltes said. “Each of our student athletes have all of the incentive in the world to compete to the best of their ability in order to help our program become the best we can.” Saturday’s victories cemented GVSU’s place atop the Division II cross country world. Coming into the tournament, U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll ranked the Laker men third in the country while the women sat at the apex of
their own respective poll. Five Laker men (Showerman, Cini, Peterson, Larry Julson and Spencer Pageau) and three Laker women (Winchester, Janecke and Brewis) also walked away with the honor of being named FirstTeam All GLIAC—a title that is awarded to runners who finish in the top seven on the day. The Lakers, who have two meets remaining before the runners take to the track for the winter, will look to continue their successes in the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Championship on Nov. 9 in Kenosha, Wisc.
Swim, dive teams earn two weekend victories in nine events while the men left with 11 first-place finishes he Grand Valley State en route to their first dual University men and sweep of the season. Sophomore Gianni Ferrero women’s swim and and junior Milan Medo led dive teams came into this the Laker attack with a pair weekend’s stretch of meets with the hope of continuing of double victories. Ferrero took home first in the 200 their early season free with a time winning streak. of 1 minute, 41 “We felt like seconds and in we had a good the 500 free with week of practice a time of 4:35. We felt like and that our Medo finished training had put we had a first in the 200 us in a spot to IM (1:55.79) and good week of win,” head coach 100 free (46.95). Andy Boyce said. practice... “I thought we “October is the were in a good busiest month ANDY BOYCE spot throughout for us. We have HEAD COACH the day in a to come prepared number of every weekend.” The Lakers started the events,” Boyce said. “Gianni weekend with a trip across and Medo really came town to Calvin College, where through with good swims in they were hoping to continue their races, (and) it gave us the season unblemished a lot of momentum, which with wins over the Knights ultimately helped us win the and GLIAC rival Hillsdale meet at the end of the day.” Sophomore Taylor College. “Calvin has one of the Wiercinski’s successful start nicest facilities on this side to the season continued of the state. We usually post as she swept both diving pretty fast times whenever we events, winning the 1-meter compete there,” Boyce said. with a score of 269.40 and “Our staff did a really good the 3-meter (284.85). Junior job this week with preparing Emily Eaton also added a both teams to post good double victory in the 100 back (59.14) and 50 free (24.44). times.” “I thought overall we had a The Lakers dominated in good showing for it being this every facet of the meet as the early in the season,” junior women took home first place Olivia Schultz said. “I thought BY TATE BAKER
our relays were especially strong, and that’s a really good sign for us as we move forward into the heavier part of the season.” The Lakers capped off the weekend with another sweep, as both men and women’s teams defeated GLIAC rival Ashland University. The men won easily by a score of 15875. The women followed suit, beating Ashland 138-90. “I thought this weekend turned out to be really successful for both teams,” sophomore Nick Zacek said. “It’s great for us to be able to get off to strong start in the GLIAC. Hopefully we can sustain this momentum as we move forward.” Medo’s hot streak continued into Saturday’s meet as he took home first place honors in the 50 free (21.30) and 100 free (47.27). His weekend was capped off in the 200 medley relay as he, Ferrero, Michael Griffith and Danny Abbott took first with a time of 3:26.77. “We just have to focus on our training this upcoming week of practice and make sure that we stay healthy,” Zacek said. “The main focus is on Wayne State, but we just have to attack every meet as we did this past weekend.” The Lakers will have a week of rest before they host Lewis University on Saturday.
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after Laker junior cornerback DeVonte’ Jones was able to pick off Morris on an errant pass, but on the return, he fumbled the ball and Northwood recovered. Running back Glenn Winston capped off the 14-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown run to give the Timberwolves a 17-10 advantage. “Our defense kept us in the game when things weren’t going real great on offense and special teams,” Mitchell said. “We controlled the line of scrimmage really well both the run and the pass. De’Ondre Hogan and Matt Mosley were in the backfield being disruptive on the quarterback.” The GVSU defense recorded seven tackles for loss, including four sacks. Hogan led the team with two sacks, while Mosley and junior defensive lineman Frank Boenzi each recorded a sack apiece. It would also be the defense that would secure the victory for GVSU. Trailing 23-17 with 3:35 left
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Pushing through: Michael Ratay rushes past Northern Michigan University defenders in an earlier season game.
on the clock, Northwood started its drive from its own 20, and the Timberwolves drove it to the GVSU 30. From there, the Laker defense stood its ground and forced four straight incompletions, sealing the victory. “We had two chances to pick off balls on the final drive,” Mitchell said. “They have a ball they drop in the end zone. It was a wild ending. Our kids kept showing up to battle and ultimately, our defense ended up winning the game for us.”
GVSU will return to Lubbers Stadium on Saturday for the final night game of the regular season. The Lakers will host Hillsdale College in a “blackout” game. “We have three big games coming up here. There’s a lot of football left to be played,” Mitchell said. “It was a good team win. I think the two sides of the ball have confidence in each other and obviously we just gotta go out and make plays.”
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