Opinion & Editorial

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Time to clean house

Growing up in a middle-class white family, I had a pretty good childhood. My parents provided me with a private educatio...

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When “Freedom of Speech” Becomes “I Want to be Heard But Not Challenged.”

All too often I see a social media discussion that involves defenses including “I have freedom of speech; forgive me f...

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‘Yik Yak’, paddy whack, give the dog a bone

Yik Yak: the place to go to find out the pulse of Calvin College. Yik Yak’s anonymity allows for truth to be stated wi...

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Blessed are those who mourn

This week has been permeated with death. From Paris to Beirut, it’s been impossible to escape stories of senseless and...

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Don’t make school a chore

Take notes. Memorize. Flashcard. Test. Repeat. Classwork can sometimes feel like a chore. In fact, I think I’m safe in...

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Don’t joke vote

It’s a tweet I’ve seen more than once — “lol I’m voting for Trump as a joke,” paraphrased in multiple ways. ...

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If you go to Calvin, stop saying, “I’m poor”

Ronnie attends this very $30,000-a-year liberal arts college. He’s traveled across Europe for Interim. He owns his own...

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Starbucks red cups are not killing Christmas

This week, an Internet movement claimed that Starbucks is killing Christmas. This murder is done via their seasonal red ...

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Coming to terms with our past

Vergangenheitsbewältigung. Fair gah-ng en heights beh velt i (as in “in”) goo-ng. Good. Now that we’ve gotten tha...

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The Furiosa Test developed from female presence in Mad Max: Fury Road

Have you ever heard of the Bechdel test? It’s a simple test that many people use when watching movies. Do two named wo...