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Articles by Leah Jonker

Leah Jonker

I’m Leah Jonker and I’m an on-call writer for the 2013-14 school year. I’m from Pinewood Springs, Colo., and I’m majoring in geography and writing. Living in the mountains, I’d like to say I’m a hardcore explorer, but the truth is, I’m a sugar addict who loves Skittles and frosting, and currently have an ice pack tied to my leg from this afternoon’s hike.

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The National brings big sounds, distinct style

With lights aflutter, a wandering lead singer and enough electric guitar reverb to kill a small mouse, The National put ...

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Calvin responds to political unrest in Ukraine

With 5,000 miles between the U.S. and Europe, the political situation in Ukraine hits closer to home than many expect, b...

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Adverse Effect takes people’s choice at 30th Airband performance

With a slew of color and thumping bass, Airband’s 30th performance has its winners: Adverse Effects for people’s cho...

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Production of Into the Woods offers unique twists

After three and a half weeks of intense preparation, Calvin’s production of Into the Woods opened this weekend with a ...

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German major could be in jeopardy, other languages under pressure

As the largest spoken language in the European Union, with 50 million speakers and more than 100 million speakers worldw...

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New graphic design major to attract prospective students

Late Monday night, faculty senate approved a new graphic design major, a change that could increase student enrollment b...

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Cross country teams to race for national title this weekend

This Saturday, Calvin’s men’s and women’s cross country teams are returning for their 29th visit to the National C...

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Calvin volleyball to play in final rounds of national tourney this weekend

Calvin’s women’s volleyball team returns yet again to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament...

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Team works to draft new college mission statement

Of the 40-page document painting Calvin’s identity, vision and mission, one important feature is missing: a mission st...

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Dining services cuts weekend hot breakfasts, bonus bucks, morning B-quiv

At the beginning of this term, Calvin’s dining hall service made changes that affected more than half the student body...