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: Four Things To Watch For

It’s an exciting time to be a student at Calvin College. The place you’ll be spending your next four years is at a c...

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Senior student Eric De Groot dies unexpectedly

Senior student Eric De Groot died unexpectedly Monday morning. Chimes has not yet been able to obtain a police report o...

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New enrollment numbers highest in six years: minorities up, CRC down

More than 1,000 students are enrolled in Calvin’s class of 2017 — the highest numbers since 2007 — despite...

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Students and faculty reflect on Polman as dedicated professor, caring friend

On a day usually abuzz with orientation excitement, one incoming freshman strayed from the beaten path and arrived at a ...

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English department co-chair dies unexpectedly

English professor William Vande Kopple passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning, according to a post on the English de...

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Music department chair dies after battle with cancer

Professor Bert Polman, chair of the music department at Calvin, passed away around 7 a.m. Monday morning after an extend...

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CRC to form committee on homosexuality, but won’t revisit official position

The Christian Reformed Church (CRC) synod voted 135-43 to form a committee on homosexuality Wednesday night, but the chu...

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Budget cuts mean 22 fewer employees, employees pay more for health care

Calvin’s board of trustees approved the 2013-14 budget last Saturday, laying off five employees and not hiring for...

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Psychology’s Julie Yonker named professor of the year by class of 2013

When Libby Parker’s dad passed away her freshman year, she found support in an unexpected place — her psychology...

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Kuenzi, Smit elected with 71 percent of vote after last-minute campaign falls short

Juniors David Kuenzi and Alicia Smit won the student senate executive team race with 71 percent of the vote Friday after...