Articles by Annah Duffey

Ra Ra Riot

Riot of a concert for Michigan

Saturday night, starting at 8 p.m., one could have walked by Dimnent Chapel and heard the voices of Michigander and Ra Ra Riot floating out from the open windows. Both bands performed high-energy songs that kept the audience dancing throughout the evening. While their crowd was on the small side, that did not prevent the…

Bob Dylan: unexpected but qualified

The word ‘literature’ tends to spark thoughts of novels and writers like Charles Dickens. How many people hear that word and think of guitars, harmonicas and Bob Dylan? Probably not many. Naturally, that meant when Dylan received the Nobel Prize award in literature this past week, there was some controversy about the outcome; some loved…

Relient K

Switchfoot searches for America

“America, who are you?” Jon Foreman, frontman of Switchfoot, shouted throughout the DeltaPlex. With the flick of a switch, a flashlight beam scanned the crowd where thousands of people from all generations cheered in response. This was only part of what made the Relient K and Switchfoot concert memorable for everyone in attendance. From the…

The Love that Split the World

Emily Henry: YA author from Hope

Emily Henry, the first writer in this semester’s Visiting Writers Series (VWS), is a Hope alumna who graduated in 2012. Less than four years later, she has become an author with her debut novel “The Love that Split the World.” Currently she is halfway through her second book, “A Million Junes,” which will be released…


Wild Child debuts in Holland

Doors opened at 7:30 p.m. for the Wild Child concert at the Knickerbocker in downtown Holland. By the time the performance began at 8:00 p.m., students and community members were surrounding the stage in anticipation. The headliner’s special guest, SUSTO, performed first with an array of emotional country songs. All five band members immersed themselves…