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Woo-Hoo to GVSU’s Class of 2014!

It's graduation day on Saturday for Grand Valley State University's Class of 2014, with commencement at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.

Two words (or is it one?): Woo-hoo!

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Matt Milhouse
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ArtPrize Reveals 2014 Poster, Launches Book and More

A capacity crowd packed the ArtPrize HUB last night for ArtPrize's 5-year anniversary celebration.

ArtPrize revealed this year's poster, served cake, drinks, and made a number of announcements.

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HopCat Announces New Location in Indianapolis

I love living in Beer City, USA! The craft beer scene in Grand Rapids is excellent and there are so many great beers to choose from- now it’s time to share the wealth!

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PHOTO: George Frey/Getty Images
PHOTO: George Frey/Getty Images
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‘Cord Cutting’ Is Becoming More Popular

A new study out today says "cord cutting" is up 44 percent over the last three years, and is becoming more prevalent.

What is it? Is it for you?  

I have some facts on the subject.

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The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Michigan’s Affirmative Action Ban

The United States Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action.

The justices, in a 6-2 decision issued today, struck down a lower-court ruling that had ruled the ban was unconstitutional.

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Courtesy Davenport University
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Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

As I’ve previously mentioned, I’m a space nerd. I love anything having to do with celestial phenomena!

Last week there was a total lunar eclipse which, unfortunately, we missed out on due to cloud coverage. This week the annual Lyrid meteor shower will reach its peak just before dawn on Tuesday, 4/22.

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Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
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RECALL: Kraft Recalls 96,000 Pounds of Hot Dogs

If you stocked up on hot dogs in preparation for grilling season, beware - Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of hot dogs because they might mistakenly contain cheese.

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Courtesy of Jeff Musial
Courtesy of Jeff Musial
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Jeff Musial – The Animal Guy Coming to East Grand Rapids in November

Good news animal lovers, Jeff Musial - The Animal Guy is coming to East Grand Rapids on Nov. 23.

You might know him from his many appearances on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "The Today Show," "iCarly" and "VH1 Big Morning Buzz," among others. Now, he's bringing his educational education to West Michigan!

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My Top 5 Record Stores in West Michigan

When I was 15 I found my dad's copy of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. I thought that was SO cool, but there was one problem- I didn't have anything to play it with! So when I turned 16 a few weeks later my mom surprised me with a record player and I've been amassing a collection of records ever since. I'm now 25 and my collection has grown to over 200 records.

With Record Store Day happening tomorrow, here's a review of some of my favorite places to shop for records in West Michigan.

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PHOTO: Michael Tullberg/Getty Images
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Record Store Day: What Record Stores Meant to Me Growing Up

With Record Store Day coming up on Saturday, I decided to reflect back on the time I spent hanging out at my local record store.

I'll also tell you about some of the activities going on at Grand Rapids record stores Saturday.

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Imprisoned GVSU Alumnus in Anti-Spying Video for FBI [Video]

As Grand Valley State University alumna, this story definitely caught my eye!

Glenn Duffie Shriver, of Jenison, was sentenced to four years in prison in 2011 for spying for China.

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