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Calvin College

North Philly activist challenges Grand Rapids to be extreme

by (Karie Schulenburg)

Submitted 04-26-2012 under OPINION

“You didn’t invent Christianity in North America, you just domesticated it,” Shane Claiborne quoted an Iraqi pastor during his lecture at Calvin College’s Festival of Faith and Writing last weekend. Claiborne was a speaker...

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Renowned cartoonist Craig Thompson visits Calvin College

by (drewdamron)

Submitted 04-25-2012 under OPINION

Craig Thompson is a cartoonist whose work is pushing the medium into new and exciting directions. Known for his comics of immense proportion (Blankets and Habibi), he visited Calvin College as an exhibitor for its twelfth biannual Festival...

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Poet Li-Young Lee speaks at Calvin College

by (LorenaSlager)

Submitted 04-25-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

For a man whose voice holds such a confident calmness, it’s surprising when Li-Young Lee reveals his own dissatisfaction with his poems. “I come to the page everyday to write, and my attitude is, is there a word from the Lord? If God doesn...

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In praise of story

by (acknot)

Submitted 04-20-2012 under NEWS

Calvin College professor of English and celebrated local author Gary Schmidt kicked off the school’s biannual Festival of Faith and Writing with a passionate invocation for story on Thursday. The Festival of Faith and Writing, held once every...

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Worship of words celebrated at Festival of Faith and Writing.

by (eschroeder)

Submitted 04-20-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Festival of Faith and writing, a biennial event located at Calvin College which has been running since 1990, has its closing day tomorrow, Saturday April 20th. Every year thousands of people from all over the world make the pilgrimage to the...

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Calvin College to host native plant sale

by (jereldomer)

Submitted 04-17-2012 under NEWS

The idea of going "local" has been all the rage in recent years, applying to food, goods, and services. But what about local plants? On May 5, Calvin College will host its annual Native Plant Sale. This is an opportunity for residents to...

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Downtown art show event raises awareness about North Korea crisis

by (Karie Schulenburg)

Submitted 04-16-2012 under OPINION

For a small country, North Korea poses a big and mysterious threat to the world. North Korea is known for high walls, machine guns and a domineering government. North Korea takes extreme measures to keep the rest of the world out of their country,...

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Festival of Faith and Writing aims to offer encouragement to hopeful writers

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 03-29-2012 under NEWS

Calvin College's Festival of Faith and Writing is gearing up for another year of authors, editors, publishers, artists and readers coming together for three days of discussion. This year's festival will take place April 19-21, bringing to...

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Shara Worden to perform at Calvin College this Monday

by (pelz)

Submitted 02-20-2012 under NEWS

Like her band name implies, My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Worden delivers multi-faceted brilliance as she weaves together rock, opera, cabaret, chamber music, and choral elements. She has been hailed as “a pensive force of nature”...

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Calvin College hosts Finkelstein on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

by (scott warren)

Submitted 02-01-2012 under OPINION

Norman Finkelstein spoke this afternoon at the Covenant Fine Arts Center at Calvin College. Discussion centered on the evolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as solutions to obtain peace. Around 75 people came to hear...

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