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JUSTIN MCKEE: Taking the scenic route

JUSTIN MCKEE: Taking the scenic route

What an experience. This year I walked across the mighty Mackinac Bridge for the very first time alongside an estimated 40,000 people. It was humbling and exhilarating. I woke up in the early hours Monday morning to get a parking space near the bridge viewing park in St. Ignace, knowing well in advance that I […]

TIMOTHY WOOD: GVSU charter schools deliver results

This fall, nearly 32,000 students across Michigan are beginning their school year in a Grand Valley State University chartered school, and another 7,700 students are on waiting lists trying to enroll in a Grand Valley chartered school. Parents are entrusting their children to the professional teachers and administrators leading these schools and trusting that Grand […]

JUSTIN MCKEE: Putting it all together

JUSTIN MCKEE: Putting it all together

Over the past three weeks we’ve discussed shutter speed, aperture and ISO, as well as how each of these photographic settings individually contribute to a final image. The discussion has even touched on how all three of these settings work together (and against each other) to create a photograph. To help you, the reader, have […]

JIM CREES: We’re No. 23!!!

JIM CREES: We’re No. 23!!!

Everybody grab one of those over-sized foam fingers. Now slip it over your hand, raise it on high, and repeat after me: “WE’RE No. 23! WE’RE No. 23! WE’RE No. 23! We, as Americans, always seem to get really excited when we come up No. 1, (usually at some sporting event), but we don’t get […]

MARY MATTINGLY: Back to school — or not

MARY MATTINGLY: Back to school — or not

Summer is officially over. The leaves have started changing color and most notably, my little brother has started bemoaning the fact that high school will be back in session next week. Ferris State University, as well as my alma mater, Grand Valley State University, are officially back in business as of Monday. And with a […]