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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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...

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GR economy has 5th strongest recovery in nation

According to a recent article published by Forbes, Grand Rapids has the fifth-largest economic recovery in the country. ...

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Grand Rapids gets basketball team

The Grand Rapids Drive, a minor league basketball team affiliated with the Detroit Pistons, is about to make its first a...

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Calvin partners with Kalamazoo Promise

The Kalamazoo Promise is giving greater opportunities in secondary education to Kalamazoo Public Schools graduates, and ...

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Urban Forest Project plants 27 trees at new park

Over the summer, Friends of Grand Rapids’ Parks worked tirelessly on creating Pleasant Park, a new park at the corner ...

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Black Business Association starts in Grand Rapids

A few years ago, Jamiel Robinson — the founder and president of Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses (GRABB), a Grand Ra...