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Calvin students enter 36-hour film contest

Juliana Ludema

December 9, 2016

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This January, Calvin film students go head-to-head with teams from the six other regional film programs in the 36-Hour Challenge, hosted by the Grand Rapids Film Festival (GRFF). For the competition, teams script, shoot, edit and s...

Trump to stop in GR Friday

Carolyn Muyskens

December 9, 2016

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Last time Grand Rapids hosted the president-elect, it was the night before the election — or perhaps more accurately, the morning of the election. Donald Trump was late to his own rally and didn’t begin speaking until 12:30...

Michigan begins Stein-led election recount

Carolyn Muyskens

December 9, 2016

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Editor's Note: This article was written on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Michigan’s sixteen electoral votes weren’t officially Trump’s until last Monday, Nov. 28 — nineteen days after Trump clinched the presidency. The margi...

#NotMyPresident protests fill streets in downtown Grand Rapids

Carolyn Muyskens

November 18, 2016

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Chanting “Donald Trump has got to go,” and “Love trumps hate,” protesters took to the streets of downtown Grand Rapids last week Thursday and Saturday as part of a national movement united under the hashtag #NotMyPresident. On th...

Lehninger debuts as GR Symphony music director

Carolyn Muyskens

November 5, 2016

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Marcelo Lehninger was greeted by raucous applause the minute he stepped onto the stage last Friday to lead the Grand Rapids Symphony for the first time as its new music director. Lehninger, who was born in Brazil, is just 37 ...

Third district House candidates clash in debate

Emily Cole

November 5, 2016

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Vying for votes on the coming election day, incumbent Republican Representative Justin Amash and his challengers, Douglas Smith, a Democrat, and Ted Gerrard of the US Taxpayers Party, sparred over issues in a debate at the WGVU...

Flint water crisis: where are we now?

Carolyn Muyskens

October 28, 2016

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One year ago, on Oct. 2, 2015, Gov. Rick Snyder publicly acknowledged that high levels of lead had been reported in Flint residents’ water. Today, after a seven-month-long federal state of emergency and millions of dollars in...

Wolterstorff says “yes” to same-sex marriage

Gwyneth Findlay

October 22, 2016

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Nicholas Wolterstorff, professor of philosophy at Calvin College from 1959-1989, spoke publicly on homosexuality and same-sex marriage for the first time on Oct. 13 at Neland Avenue CRC. The lecture was sponsored by All One Body, a...