Articles by Ericka Buitenhuis

Ericka Buitenhuis

Ericka Buitenhuis is the Chimes Features editor for 2014-2015. She is from Zeeland, MI and is a Writing and Communications major. She absolutely adores exploring, hiking and photography as she finds nothing better than finding herself wandering around someplace new! Besides loving to write, Ericka an antique camera aficionado and has a passion for traveling!

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Christmas around the world

This is a derivative work by John Muyskens. Original: Guilherme de Souza Vieira (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia...

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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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History of the Calvin Observatory

Located up four flights of stairs, through a black locked gate and up a steep flight of metal rungs is the Calvin Colleg...

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Best student-friendly coffee houses in GR

The Sparrows Ericka Buitenhuis As customers slowly peruse the large selection of lidless jars covering the top of the co...

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Interim 2014 Highlights

Ericka Buitenhuis (and Hayley Cox) As the rush of finals week begins to wind down, first semester comes to a long-awaite...

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Student Life Tree

Intro: Every year, the Calvin dorms seem to add a new leadership position. At this rate, some fear that students not in ...

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Interim VP of Student Life: Cindy Kok Profile

Among the new dining options, bright-eyed first-years and smooth asphalt, Cindy Kok joins the list of changes occurring...

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45 Years of Chaos Day: The Making of Calvin’s Coveted Competition

During a pivotal scene in the film “Dead Poets Society,” a teacher takes his English class to the school’s trophy ...

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Grand Rapids Symphony offers student discounts

“Music is like girls — I like it, I am bad with it and I don’t have a type,” smirked Calvin student Jeff Peterso...

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Government shutdown affects friends and family of Calvin students

This October marked the first time in 17 years that the U.S. government shut down, and the inaction of Congress is havin...