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Cargotecture in Detroit

Maxwell Howard

April 11, 2013

Filed under Features

As a city in an abnormal position, Detroit is beginning to find abnormal (and wonderful) solutions. It is not only its financial structure that puts Detroit in a different category of dwelling, but also it is how the actual p...

Detroit courting X Games

Maxwell Howard

April 4, 2013

Filed under Features

Imagine a near-future Detroit in which we had a summer bringing in tens of thousands of festival goers to see a mixture of extreme sports, film and music events. While this seems like a far fetched dream, in reality, this is becoming...

Loving your neighbor greatest way to build kingdom

Kyle Boersen

March 29, 2013

Filed under Features

This week we get to celebrate Good Friday. Through Jesus’ death, God the Father established a community greater than any that had ever been before. The curtain of the temple was torn in two, opening up the passage between the ...

My Teacher’s Glock: Safety In The School Place

Maxwell Howard

March 13, 2013

Filed under Features

For some time, we have had security guards with guns in schools. We have had metal detectors, evacuation drills and lock-down procedures. But lately, Michigan lawmakers are wondering if this is enough. In the wake of the Sandy...

Whole Foods, Urban Planning and Food Deserts

Maxwell Howard

March 7, 2013

Filed under Features

On March 5, the real estate broker Mike Murray, who works for Collier International, announced to the press that three stores would be coming to Grand Rapids in the near future; namely the two food retailers Whole Foods and Trader...

Working the fields

Working the fields

February 28, 2013

How I Realized I Was (Kind Of) Catholic

Maxwell Howard

February 22, 2013

Filed under Features

Despite my family’s thin connections to Catholicism, as I prepared to leave elementary and graduate to the sixth grade, I began to attend Catechism with a few other boys and girls at a local Catholic church a few miles from...

Calvin’s archives

Calvin’s archives

February 8, 2013

Science writer inspires wonder at natural world

Adam Huttenga

January 30, 2013

Filed under Features

In 1951, a young African American tobacco farmer was admitted into the “colored” ward of Jon Hopkins. To her dismay, she had discovered that the strange lump in her abdomen that she had worried about for months was, in fact,...

National apology to native peoples largely overlooked

Maxwell Howard

November 29, 2012

Filed under Features

As some of you may have already seen in student news, there has been talk recently about the public reading of the national apology to Native Peoples. Organizer-activist Mark Charles is coming on Dec. 4 at 3:30 p.m. to Spoelhof...

In Defense of Technology

Maxwell Howard

November 16, 2012

Filed under Features

I do not know if the constant quoting of Henry David Thoreau is, in a way, particularly fixed to my generation, or if he is another passing fad — a man too quotable for his own good. It is hard to meander upon Facebook or Twitter o...