Articles by Carolyn Muyskens

Carolyn Muyskens
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Trump to stop in GR Friday

Last time Grand Rapids hosted the president-elect, it was the night before the election — or perhaps more accurately, ...

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Michigan begins Stein-led election recount

Editor’s Note: This article was written on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Michigan’s sixteen electoral votes weren’t offi...

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Calvin alum to head US Department of Education

A Calvin College graduate is poised to take a top position in President-elect Donald Trump’s new administration. Betsy...

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#NotMyPresident protests fill streets in downtown Grand Rapids

Chanting “Donald Trump has got to go,” and “Love trumps hate,” protesters took to the streets of downtown Grand ...

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Austin Channing Brown: writing down the bones

“Austin, your father and I had a really hard time coming up with your name.” Austin Channing Brown’s name is much ...

Photo by Carolyn Muyskens, taken outside the entrance to the DeVos Place before the Monday night rally in Grand Rapids.
Trump wins presidency in historic upset, Michigan turns red for first time in 28 years

In the early morning hours of Wednesday, Nov. 9, Republican nominee Donald Trump surpassed 270 electoral votes to become...

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Trump and Clinton make final fight for West Michigan

West Michigan was a battleground during the final day before the election as both major presidential candidates held eve...

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Lehninger debuts as GR Symphony music director

Marcelo Lehninger was greeted by raucous applause the minute he stepped onto the stage last Friday to lead the Grand Rap...

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Flint water crisis: where are we now?

One year ago, on Oct. 2, 2015, Gov. Rick Snyder publicly acknowledged that high levels of lead had been reported in Flin...

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Introducing: listening to the stories of the neighborhoods

First-year students won’t need any introduction to the phrase “listening to the stories of the neighborhoods.” Lis...