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Calvin promotes positive “welcoming traditions”

Many floor communities and sports teams at Calvin welcome new students with a community activity, generally called a “...

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45 Years of Chaos Day: The Making of Calvin’s Coveted Competition

During a pivotal scene in the film “Dead Poets Society,” a teacher takes his English class to the school’s trophy ...

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Reaction to RA deskie shifts points to oversaturation

When reading the recent article by Ben Rietema on how budget cuts are affecting resident assistants (RAs), I saw somethi...

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KHvR looks to end seven-year Chaos Day drought

It has been seven years since Kalsbeek-Huizenga-vanReken (KHvR) last won Chaos Day, but residence life staff is confiden...

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Rooks-VanDellen seeks to end Schultze-Eldersveld dynasty

After last year’s unsuccessful vie for the coveted first place, Rooks-VanDellen (RVD) is coming back with a passion fo...

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Boer-Bennink looks to bounce back from tie for dead last

If Boer-Bennink’s (BB) Monsters, Inc. theme of Chaos Day doesn’t scare you, it should, according to dorm residents. ...

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Noordewier-VanderWerp seeks to ride momentum to top

When it comes to Chaos Day, you might think of hula-hoops, racing games and tug-of-war, but first VanderWerp resident as...

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Schultze-Eldersveld goes for back-to-back titles, RD goes for fifth straight

In the four years Emily Colledge has been resident director (RD) of Schultze-Eldersveld (SE), she’s won all four Chaos...

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Bolt-Heyns-Timmer looks for upset on Chaos Day

For those who think that Bolt-Heyns-Timmer’s (BHT) enthusiasm for Chaos Day has dwindled, guess again, warns second Ti...

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Beets-Veenstra looks to win third Chaos Day of last four years

In 2010 and 2011, Beets-Veenstra (BV) took home the gold for Chaos Day. But last year, BV finished in fourth place, fail...