Articles by Grace Ruiter

Grace Ruiter

Grace Ruiter is the Chimes Head Copyeditor for the 2014 Fall semester. She is a senior from the exotic Grand Rapids, Mich. studying writing and linguistics. She likes words, singing and traveling. She also enjoys Buzzfeed quizzes and British things. She is sorry in advance for taking out all the Oxford commas; AP style made her do it.

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Trigger warnings are unnecessary

When I was five, I saw “Titanic” for the first time — and by that I mean I saw about 30 percent of “Titanic.” ...

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Microplastics threaten Lake Michigan’s ecosystem

From invasive species to oil spills, the list of threats to the Great Lakes is a long one. The latest addition to that l...

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Commons dining hall introduces new concept dining

This fall, Commons Dining Hall unveiled a major redesign of the way it serves food. Rather than the traditional buffet-s...

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Kingmas sell Kingma’s Market after 70 years in the produce business

After over 70 years in the produce business, the Kingma family is selling Kingma’s Market. Current owners Robert and E...

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Frederick Meijer Gardens Concerts

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park’s summer concert series will feature a record-setting 30 different acts thi...

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Meijer installs new automatic checkout lanes

Meijer Inc. is hoping a new checkout system being tested out at its Jenison location will speed up the checkout process ...

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Community development organization launches home renovations

LINC, a Grand Rapids-area nonprofit focused on community development, recently embarked on a $10.5 million dollar renova...

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Local children’s book store, Pooh’s Corner, closes

Pooh’s Corner, the largest independent children’s bookstore in West Michigan, will be closing its doors for good on ...

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Panel hopes to bring attention to human trafficking in West Michigan

The Acton Institute is holding a panel discussion about human trafficking in West Michigan on March 28 at 9 a.m. in the ...

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Prison cuts force Grand Rapids to scale back prison reentry services

The state of Michigan cut funding for prison reentry programs by 37 percent, leading the city of Grand Rapids to signifi...