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Articles by Ben Rietema

Ben Rietema

Ben Rietema is a Chimes on-call writer for the 2013-14 school year. Being from Boulder, CO, I have in my possession Birkenstocks, long hair, and use the adjective “tight” quite a bit. I enjoy what some might call an over fondness for carrots that gives me eyesight that can pierce through walls, and apparently, I like reading because I’m an English major.

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The National brings big sounds, distinct style

With lights aflutter, a wandering lead singer and enough electric guitar reverb to kill a small mouse, The National put ...

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Opinion: Being single is fine

One unfortunate side effect of going to a distinctly Christian college is the subtle mindset that if you haven’t chase...

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No competition for upcoming student senate race

Despite the impending registration date in early April, only one team has registered for student senate executive team e...

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Adverse Effect takes people’s choice at 30th Airband performance

With a slew of color and thumping bass, Airband’s 30th performance has its winners: Adverse Effects for people’s cho...

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Less than half of Calvin faculty reported attending required diversity events

Less than fifty percent of faculty members report that they have attended at least one diversity event in the past year,...

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Committee reports lack of diversity at Calvin

The Multicultural Affairs Committee (MAC) reported that although Calvin’s student body has become more diverse, the nu...

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Calvin business class explores possibility of new master’s programs

Following increased interest in graduate programs, a Calvin business class worked last semester to discover the feasibil...

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Calvin experiences the polar vortex

Some call it a polar vortex. Some call it snowpocalypse. Some even call it the revenge of the snow. Whatever you call it...

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Many of homeless youth are LGBT, study finds

According to a recent report put out by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF), between 20 and 40 percent of Am...

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Funding from tuition may be cut for January Series, other programs

If recent recommendations to the planning and priorities committee are passed, non-curricular programs such as the Janua...