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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Third district House candidates clash in debate

Vying for votes on the coming election day, incumbent Republican Representative Justin Amash and his challengers, Dougla...

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Lead poisoning on the rise in Grand Rapids

For the first time in fifteen years, the number of children poisoned by lead in Kent County increased this year. A 30% i...

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Listening to the Stories of the Neighborhood: South Hill

The South Hill neighborhood, located near downtown in the southeast end of Grand Rapids , prides itself in upholding a s...

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You don’t need to heal alone

“It’s something that doesn’t really leave you,” senior Sierra Savela said of the rape she experienced almost two...

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How can we prevent sexual assault?

This past week almost a thousand white flags stood in the center of Common’s lawn, representing the proportional numbe...

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Don’t be afraid to report

Sexual assault is one of the most underreported crimes around the world, and Calvin’s campus is no exception. Our indi...

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Challenging misconceptions about sexual assault

Last week, I wrote about the importance of addressing the reality of sexual assault on our campus, which we are doing du...

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Sexual assault happens here; what do we do about it?

“It doesn’t really happen here, does it?” is something I’ve heard either directly or implied so many times when ...

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Nursing students reflect on their community placements

Going beyond the classroom and hospital, Calvin nursing students invest in local neighborhoods through placements in the...

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Proposal 1 decisively rejected by Michigan voters

Proposal 1, the proposed constitutional amendment allocating funding for Michigan’s roads, received a decisive rejecti...