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Controversial LGBT feature sparks conversation

by (Loukas Peterson)

Submitted 12-06-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Calvin College’s Chimes came out and said what they thought needed to be said. In what proved to be a controversial move, Chimes, Calvin College’s student lead newspaper, became a platform for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual)...

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Nixohn Harder's family optimistic of full recovery

by (jalenbouma)

Submitted 12-04-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Nixohn Harder, nephew of Calvin College baseball player Garret Harder, is recovering from open heart surgery. He is back home with family and doing well.  Harder, who is 4 months old, was born with a congenital heart defect, known as an atrial...

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Nearly 2,000 enjoy Halloween outreach at Calvin College apartments

by (nathang_999)

Submitted 11-08-2013 under NEWS

  What do you get when you cross 11 decorated apartments, more than 300 hours of work and 22,000 pieces of candy? A whole new world. At least, that’s what it felt like for the children trick-or-treating last Thursday night through the...

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Ethical responsibility to panhandlers

by (bjr25)

Submitted 11-08-2013 under NEWS

  Bracing against the frigid wind, a grungy-looking man stands with a sign stating, “Anything helps. God Bless.” He has a lean, hungry look about him and is shivering in the cold. But should you give him money? “The Bible...

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Project Neighborhood houses: a neighborly endeaver

by (crestongr)

Submitted 11-05-2013 under NONPROFITS

By Linnea Tucked away amidst a flourishing business district, a vibrant neighborhood association, and several active non-profits, two intentional community houses also call the Creston neighborhood home. The Nizhoni and Travis Street...

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Local journalism instructor reflects on The Rapidian's role in his development

by (David V. Urban)

Submitted 10-31-2013 under VOICES

I remember that late May phone call that turned my summer plans on their head. It was less than two weeks after Calvin's 2012 commencement ceremony, and I was hoping to settle into a peaceful but productive June through August that would balance...

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What's Up with the January Series

by (youngchristianwriter)

Submitted 10-28-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The founder of ESPN, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, a former senator, a bestselling author, an accomplished astronomer and Calvin College’s president all have one thing in common: each will speak at this year’s Calvin’s...

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Lee continues discussion on issues of sexuality

by (ruthyberends)

Submitted 10-26-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Speaker and activist Justin Lee balanced wit and sensitivity in his talk “The Ex-Gay Movement” on Tuesday afternoon in the Covenant Fine Arts Center Recital Hall at Calvin College. Lee, founder and executive director of the Gay Christian...

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GR Initiative for Leaders Celebrates Its Graduates

by (GR Initiative f...)

Submitted 06-11-2013 under NONPROFITS

There was a buzz of excitement in the lobby of the Gezon Center at Calvin College Wednesday evening, June 5! Adults and teens and their families and friends were milling about, looking at displays ranging from skateboards to poster boards. Each...

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Upcoming play explores intimacy and sexuality

by (abbyzwart)

Submitted 02-25-2013 under NEWS

“A universal desire to know and be known.” This phrase came up several times in Chimes’ interview with Calvin staff member and 2003 graduate David Ellens as he spoke about his new play, “Look Me in the Eyes: Stories of...

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