Archive for October 20th, 2014

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Fall guide to film and theaters

It’s a great year for film; there is no doubt about it. Last week, Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master” was sent ...

Donor Care Specialist Donald Marsh preps senior Josiah Ringelberg for donating blood. Photo by Connor Sterchi
Heroes assemble to donate blood at Calvin

When it comes to saving lives, Mary Hollen knows just how far a little blood can go. “My father had leukemia in his 80...

The Electric Cheetah, a local-focus, LEED certified restaurant in Eastown, is one of several Bear Manor properties.  File photo
Calvin alumni nurture strong, sustainable Eastown community

When Heather Van Dyke-Titus was a Calvin student, Wealthy Street “wasn’t even on [her] radar.” She now owns some o...

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Cross country dominates MIAA Jamboree

The men and women’s cross country teams swept away the competition at the MIAA Jamboree, hosted by Saint Mary’s Coll...

The expulsion of USAID  has heightened tensions between the U.S. and Russia.  File photo
Russia expels USAID, debate over NGOs grows

Russian authorities have ordered USAID to close its offices and leave Russia by next Monday. This abrupt announcement ha...

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Asian carp threaten Great Lakes, Obama and Romney respond

Most people who have been living around the Great Lakes or the Mississippi waterways for the last few years know that we...

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Observatory Corner: Space is a colorful place

Looking up in the night sky, space looks like a black-and-white world. Sure, there are famous exceptions like red Betelg...

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Write Michigan Contest offers venue for writers of all ages

As time flies and ArtPrize wanes, residents of West Michigan will undoubtedly seek out a new place to engage artistic ve...

Romney's reports revealed that he paid the 14 percent tax rate for the year 2011.  File photo
Romney releases 2011 tax returns

In a scenario eerily similar to last year’s “birther” debate that died down after President Obama released his bir...

China allowed a series of protests regarding the islands over the weekend. File photo
Dispute over island ownership creates tension between Japan and China

Located in the East China Sea between Okinawa and Taiwan lies a group of islands creating economic and nationalistic dis...