Opinion & Editorial

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A letter to Turning Point USA

Dear Professor Watchlist, We, the undersigned faculty members at Calvin College, write to request that you add all of ou...

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Lessons I’ve learned while working in a factory

I’ve been working summers in a factory since I was 19, and doing so was one of the best decisions I’ve made. From th...

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Letter to the Editor

I want to be tender and mild here because it’s Christmastime, but I was troubled by your so-called “ultimate 2016 Ch...

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Take care of yourself

It’s the end of the year. That time when everyone is scrambling to put together those assignments they should have got...

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Our lack of rational voting

Six days after the election I sat sipping red wine in an apartment in downtown Grand Rapids, overlooking the B.O.B. You ...

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Yes, Fidel Castro was an evil man

This past weekend Fidel Castro, the longest serving leader of Cuba, died peacefully. The thousands who died under his ty...

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Struggles and confessions from NaNoWriMo

For my capstone class, our final assignment was to “write the paper you feel you need to write before you leave Calvin...

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Nosotros creemos: an open letter to the Christian community

I will keep this short and sweet. You do not own our hearts. I understand that you may mean well, but please, stop telli...

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An election ends with personal fear

The author and all mentioned names have been altered to preserve the privacy of those mentioned. My house is silent toda...

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The era of Harry Potter

“I don’t think the end of the story happens here tonight,” said Daniel Radcliffe at the premiere of the last Harry...