Articles by Ryan Hagerman

Ryan Hagerman

Ryan Hagerman is a Chimes guest writer for the 2012-13 school year.

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Calvin needs to understand, support introverts

Calvin College does not understand introversion. As an introvert, I have navigated through Calvin’s extroverted world ...

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Grand Rapids residents enjoy tree ceremony, ice skating at Grand Rapids Art Museum

At 5:30 p.m. on November 30, the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) held its annual tree lighting ceremony. GRAM director Da...

Directing student Lisa Koller gives notes during rehearsal.  Photo by Ryan Hagerman
Students dive into the challenge of directing

On Dec. 8, a dozen students will display their work as directors at the Gezon Laboratory theater room. The students are ...

The Mitten Brewing Co. is located on the north side of Grand Rapids, on Leonard near Alpine.  File by Ryan Hagerman
Creative brewmaster prepares for grand opening of Mitten Brewing Co.

Robert Wanhatalo, with his full red beard, loves to brew. He has been brewing for several weeks to prepare for the grand...

Junior Chess Van Wyk dressed up as a character from "Up" for "Light in the Night." Photo by Ryan Hagerman
Calvin students’ preparations make a successful “Light in the Night”

A tiny boy, dressed as Speed Racer, picks a Smartie roll out of a pile. The boy smiles and walks on; he is determined to...

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Calvin community gets involved in local politics

Posters, commercials, speeches, debates, candidates, candidates, proposals, proposals, proposals. Elections can be chao...

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Conservative Christians criticize Dr Pepper ad, Calvin students don’t object

A Dr Pepper advertising image angered some conservative Christians recently. The image depicts “The March of Progress,...

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The blurring line between virtual and reality: how one diplomat’s death blended two worlds

Sean Smith, an American diplomate in Libya, managed to stay in contact with his friends until he was killed in the recen...