Articles by Madalyn Buursma

Photo courtesy Calvin.edu.
Center for Faith and Writing

Created to serve the community through literary opportunities, the Calvin College Center for Faith and Writing is the ne...

Photo courtesy thebitterendcoffeehouse.com.
A guide to coffee shops in GR

Coffee shops are the staple for many students’ study habits. According to TripAdvisor, there are roughly 35 coffee sho...

Photo courtesy Calvin Sports Information.
On the court of thine enemies: The Calvin vs. Hope rivalry

The Calvin-Hope rivalry: the rivalry. It started out as a disagreement about the use of hymnals in the 19th century. Fro...

The dorm Beets-Veenstra Hall, named after Henry Beets and Johanna Veenstra; Photo courtesy Calvin.edu.
Calvin’s residence halls: a brief history

Calvin College Campus includes expansive dorms with various living-learning communities that offer many unique opportuni...

Photo by Mary Taber
January Series (1/10): Abraham Nussbaum

“Tinkering in Today’s Healthcare Factories: Pursuing the Renewal of Medicine” In his January Series talk on Ja...

Photo by Meredith Hanson
Myth Busters: Knight Edition

There are a lot of myths here at Calvin College that most students have heard of, as is common for any college. Does a s...

Photo Courtesy Pastor Mary
Q & A with your local chaplain, Mary Hulst

Beloved college chaplain Mary Hulst, known commonly as Pastor Mary,  is very visible all around campus — talking to s...

The Mu Kappa Club. Photo Courtesy Mu Kappa Facebook
Lesser Known Clubs of Calvin

With so many clubs and organizations at Calvin, any student can find a group that focuses on something they love. Many s...

Photo By: Meredith Hanson
CUPPS mugs “raise awareness about our disposable culture”

CUPPS mugs. They’re great for getting drinks in the dining hall and getting discounts — plus, they look cool. But wh...

Photo Courtesy Buursma Family
New Horizons: Being a missionary kid at Calvin

Calvin’s student body is a diverse one, including a large group of missionary kids. Being a missionary kid comes with ...