Articles by Ryan Struyk

Ryan Struyk

Ryan Struyk was the Chimes editor in chief for fall 2013. He's a senior studying mathematics and political science. Being a journalist means being both student and teacher of the world, and that’s why his job is the best one out there.

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Editorial: On hats

If there’s one thing that never changes in life, it’s that it’s always changing. We as college students are in a p...

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Le Roy’s cabinet recommends college-wide budget cuts, smaller faculty

President Le Roy’s cabinet recommended cuts to several academic programs, a slightly smaller faculty and various other...

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Volleyball to play for spot in national championship game

Top-ranked women’s volleyball is slated to play No. 7 Emory University for a spot in the national championship gam...

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Editorial: Driving with God

There’s a great, cliche analogy about life being like a road and God being the driver of your car. When I think about ...

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Editorial: “I’m Busy”

There’s a standard conversation that happens on the path, probably hundreds of times each day. It goes like this: “H...

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Editorial: Important but not urgent

Some of the most important things in life don’t come with deadlines. When we think about things like friendships, pers...

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Editorial: ‘Because’ not ‘and’

If you walk around campus long enough, you’ll notice several little plaques on the walls with Calvin’s vision statem...

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Editorial: Love in the LGBT conversation

When Julia Smith, director of the sexuality series at Calvin, was introducing Wesley Hill at his talk on being a celibat...

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Budget gap shrinks 33 percent after first round of cuts

Calvin administrators are one-third of the way to closing the school’s $11.5 million budget gap after cutting 3 to 7 p...

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Editorial: Mentoring

I often tell people that I’ve learned just as much at Calvin outside the classroom as inside. And while that might see...