Fingers snapped and bodies swayed to the music as students came out to Black at SVSU 6: An Africana Cultural Celebration.
The annual event started five years ago through the efforts of Black Studies students. The event is modeled after the highly successful CNN program: Black in America. Hosted by the Organization of Black Unity (OBU), The Office of Multicultural Services, The College of Arts and Behavioral Sciences, Black Studies and the Department of History, the event has entered into its sixth year. This year they decided to celebrate the arts.
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Performers from Valley Voices perform during the sixth annual Black at SVSU event. This year, Black at SVSU celebrated the arts with singing, dancing
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Many students went hungry at SVSU’s first Hunger Banquet.
Although the event description said, “dinner will be served,” many students were surprised to learn what kind of banquet they were attending.
Inspired by the Oxfam America Hunger Banquet, Student Life and the Human Awareness Committee offered students an interactive, demonstration dinner.
Since the event was held the week before Thanksgiving, Associate Director of Student Life Katrina Friedeberg said she hoped students would come away from the Hunger Banquet thankful.
“It is that time of year when you reflect on where you are in life and how you could give back,” she said.
Together with nearly 30 students, Friedeberg and volunteers celebrated the harvest by trying to change the way people … Read More…
The SVSU football team traveled to Allendale, MI to play Grand Valley State for the second consecutive week. This time, the winner would advance to the second round of the Division 2 playoffs.
After battling the weather and a motivated Lakers defense, the Cardinals fell to their rival for the second consecutive week, 40-7.
Senior quarterback Jon Jennings said the game was frustrating.
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Senior quarterback Jon Jennings (No. 11) said there were a number of seniors who did not want to finish their careers with a loss at Grand Valley State. Jennings was named the GLIAC “Player of the Year” for 2013, throwing for 3,440 yards, 31 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He also ran for
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Coffee and good music make for a relaxing environment.
At Program Board’s Coffee House series, a biweekly event on campus, musicians and other performers are invited to share their talents with the community and enjoy hot drinks.
Computer science seniors Ian Naughton and Estevan Balderrama performed together for the second time at the coffee house, playing a mixture of music including folk, something to make people laugh and mellow music.
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From left, computer science seniors Estevan Balderrama and Ian Naughton perform in a collaborative performance for the second time at Program Board’s bi-weekly event, the Coffee House series.
“It’s a very positive environment,” he said. “Everyone’s here just to hear the music, so it’s not … Read More…
Fire officials are continuing to investigate the fire that started in an engine compartment of a Pontiac Grand Prix in D-Lot Tuesday morning.
Around 9:30 a.m., the fire started and spread to five other vehicles.
No one was reported injured, but the Grand Prix, a Chevy Cobalt and Pontiac Grand Am were totaled.
Another Chevy Cobalt, Mazda Tribute and a Oldsmobile Cutlass had parts melted.
Police Sergeant Marc Strain estimates the cost of the three vehicles with minor damages to be about $1500 each.
All vehicles were students’ cars except for one, which was a staff member’s.
The cause of the fire is still unknown.… Read More…