Articles by Emily Cole

Emily Cole

Emily Cole is the Chimes local editor for the 2014-2015 school year. A Grand Rapids native, she is passionate about what’s going on in the community, whether it be an inspirational organization or a kooky event. Emily is a sophomore this year and is studying social work and international development.

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Grand Rapids to buy riverfront land

The landscape along the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids may soon be reimagined. In a proposed $10 million deal with...

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New legislation to crack down on human trafficking

In a state entrenched in human trafficking, a new law will require training for health care professionals to identify th...

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Women and the Environment Symposium challenges attendees to confront privilege

“When the environment is unhealthy, society is unhealthy,” a panelist stated at the fourth annual Women and the Envi...

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Dyer-Ives Poetry Competition sparks creativity in Kent County

Nurturing a community of local poets, the Dyer-Ives Poetry Competition enters its 47th year and seeks to continue to sti...

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Health Intervention Services provides holistic services for many in Grand Rapids

“When patients walk into Health Intervention Services, they often say, ‘It’s different when I come here,’” sai...

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New community center opens for homeless teens

“People are shocked to hear that there are 200 homeless youth on any given night in Grand Rapids,” says Dan Scott, g...

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Christian romance produced by Calvin alum comes to Grand Rapids

Declared the “anti-50 Shades of Grey,” “Old Fashioned,” a Christian romance produced by Calvin alumni, is challe...

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Grand Rapids city manager proposes police body cameras

In the wake of racial tension and police distrust stemming from the events in Ferguson, Mo., and New York City, N.Y., th...

City Commissioner Rosalynn Bliss
Grand Rapids could elect its first female mayor.

Kicking off her campaign for mayor at Wealthy Theatre on January 28, current City Commissioner Rosalynn Bliss drew on he...

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Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, addresses crowd at GRCC

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 50 years after the landmark Civil Rights Act was finally adopted as the law of the land, ...