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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Michigan same-sex marriage case goes to Supreme Court

A landmark case challenging the status quo of same-sex marriage in America is moving from Michigan to the Supreme Court....

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New tax proposal would increase funding for Michigan roads

Michigan’s shoddy roads may be getting a long-awaited makeover. Governor Rick Snyder signed a set of 11 bills on Monda...

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Grand Rapids offers snowsport activities

Interim at Calvin provides students with additional time to relax and explore a wide range of new interests. While the c...

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Police perceptions of sexual assault researched

As awareness and action against sexual assault rises nationwide, social work professor Rachel Venema investigated the pe...

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GR forward-future of downtown and river

Downtown Grand Rapids and the Grand River are undergoing a revitalization. GR Forward, a local campaign dedicated to ren...

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Life on Calvin’s Living-Learning Floors

Calvin is home to seven dorms and 48 floors, four of which have unique and intentional purposes. These living-learning f...

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Lamp Light Music Festival 2014

The Grand Rapids music scene has come to a living room near you. Over the past weekend of Nov. 7-9, the third annual Lam...

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Neighborhood business awards recognize investment in community

Business in Grand Rapids, especially that of local small businesses, is booming. At the 25th annual Neighborhood Busines...

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Snyder reelected as Michigan Governor

The people have spoken. This past Tuesday, thousands of Michiganders took part in local elections and Governor Rick Snyd...

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Grand Rapids named “Best Beer Town”

The secret is out: Grand Rapids is the “Best Beer Town” in the nation! But to both beer connoisseurs and casual sipp...