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An I Spy Journey

I Spy Logo
I Spy Logo

Follow my journey (team name) “I Spy” using the hashtag #IspyGV

The logo provided above involves this journey’s main goal of completing a scavenger hunt around Grand Valley State University (GV). While doing this I will be engaging in what is similar to the child’s game “I spy”. Therefore, as I spy with my little eye different objects around GV I hope to share the findings with you in hopes you may want to spy the object too!

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First, I Spy With My Little Eye…

Little Mac Bridge GVSU
This is a picture of the Little Mac Bridge at GVSU. I modified this picture through Photoshop by lightening up spaces, blurring the far end of the bridge and adding contrast filters.

The Little Mac Bridge is a popular place to be at GVSU. Many students cross this bridge everyday and it is a well known landmark. The bridge is painted in GV blue and runs over the deep and beautiful ravines. Rumor has it that if you stand in the middle of the bridge and jump the whole bridge will shake!

I included all of the edits I made to this picture in Photoshop in the caption.

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Next, I Spy With My Little Eye…

My Favorite Art on Campus
This is a picture of my favorite art on campus. Through Photoshop I slightly blurred my face, to focus on the art, I added contrast filters as well as brightening spaces up.

This piece of art on campus can be found after walking across the Little Mac Bridge going towards the South side of campus. This artwork is interesting because on one end of the piece the top part is whole and on the other end the top part is disconnecting. This is my favorite piece of art on campus because I love superstitions and this artwork has a great superstition attached to it. The story says that if a student walks under the art from the end that is connected at the top walking to the end that is broken at the top then the student will fail college! Nobody walks under it coming from either end though to just keep safe.

I included all of the edits I made to this picture in Photoshop in the caption.

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I Spy Memes

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Vadering Meme
Vadering Meme

This meme is from starwars, and it is essentially Darth Vader using the force to choke someone.

Hadouken Meme
Hadouken Meme

This meme stems from the Japanese street fighter character that pushes his hands forwards to send energy at someone to blast the opponent.

Quidditching Meme
Quidditching Meme

This meme comes from Harry Potter and is a representation of someone riding a flying broom stick.

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I Spy My Favorite Meme

Who doesn’t love a good baby meme? Especially this guy with his victory stance and motivating facial expression!

Victory Baby Meme
Victory Baby Meme

As a future Speech-Language Pathologist I love little kids and nothing is cuter than babies and all the jargon communication and developing facial expressions that mature with them. This meme makes me smile and excited to pursue my career as an SLP. Plus it helps that his expression is seems to be pushing me to achieve my goal!

Memes can hold importance in today’s culture by allowing another way for people to express their feelings. When words fall short, visuals (including photos – memes) will often do justice for our thoughts. I think memes add more insight into other people’s minds and they add some comedy to the online platforms for communication.

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Guess What I Spy With My Little Eye…My Favorite Place On Campus

Watch this 30 second video of my favorite place on campus: Favorite Place on Campus Video

I hope you enjoy the tour of my favorite place on campus! Can you spy my 5 favorite things about this place? ….. (2 of my friends, 1 comfy bed, 1 kitchen to cook yummy food, and 5 pretty twinkle lights!)

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I Spy…Research on GVSU Foundation Report

Grand Valley State University shows outstanding results in raising money towards this foundation. With an astonishing $12.6 million raised in the year 2017, GVSU saw an 18 percent rise in giving. This money allows for new scholarships, including a total of 31 new scholarships in 2017. With a strong support system of donors, GVSU expects even greater financial reports in the near future.

The image below shows a snippet from the website GVSU Annual Report and further details the information I thought was most interesting, discussed above.

GVSU Annual Financial Report
GVSU Annual Financial Report

Further information was found through an infographic that includes the overall private giving to GVSU foundation. This is interesting because the numbers show that the highest amount of gifts and pledges received by GVSU was actually in 2010 when they received a total of $28.4 million. There is no steady increase or decrease in the pledges/gifts however, from 2012 to 2015 there was an increase and then from 2015 to 2017 there has been a decrease in money.

The image below shows these findings on an infograph from the website GVSU Annual Report. 

GVSU Annual Report Infograph
GVSU Annual Report Infograph

Citations for the information provided above:

“Laker Effect.” Grand Valley State University, http://www.gvsu.edu/giving/ar2017/.

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I Spy a Laker

GVSU holds many amazing qualities; from the beautiful lay of campus to the inspiring classes. I am proud to be a Laker. I love the friends GV has given me, I love the passion GV has geared in me for my career path, I love that GV allows for growth and new starts. I am a Laker for life and I know my future is bright with a place like GV to call home.

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The End of I Spy

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