Articles by Cameron Geddes


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Speaker challenges poverty with dignity

In another life, Ismael Hernandez could be a passionate communist revolutionary living in Puerto Rico or Guatemala, fighting tooth and nail for the suppression of free enterprise and the downfall of the American establishment. He could follow in the footsteps of his father and many like him, angry at perceived injustices perpetrated on his community…

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Japanese students grace IRC night

The next iteration of International Relations Club’s (IRC) “Country Series” events got a special treat when thirteen students from Kobe Gakuin University in Japan visited to talk about their culture. The event was even larger than previous entries, with over 50 people present in room 004 of the Bultman Student Center. The event featured authentic…

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Hope engineers propose climate change solution

With rising global temperatures and concern over melting icebergs, political figures around the globe are encouraging creative approaches to solving the world’s climate change crisis. Many businesses are turning to common measures to reduce their ecological footprint: reducing CO2 emissions, pulling plastic from ocean tides, cannibalizing humans to reduce cow consumption and so on. But…

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Students protest weather changes

Tensions were high at noontime last Sunday after the weather did not cooperate. What was once peaceful chatter and pleas for reasoning quickly boiled over into shouting, insults and displays of violence. “This injustice will not stand!” a student cried out, holding up her DIY protest sign reading “No peace.” Gatherings at the Pine Grove…

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The international love language: food

Hope College has no shortage of sanctimonious annual food events, but one of their most prominent surpassed its expectations on Feb. 23: The International Food Fair. Hosted in the Maas Auditorium from 6-8 p.m., the event drew a massive crowd composed of community members, staff and students alike. The smorgasbord of delicacies ranged in origin…

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Reflecting at the M&M conference

While Markets & Morality has long invited prominent speakers to Hope and regularly travels as a group to thought-provoking seminars, it has never had the chance to host an in-house conference of its own. Several logistical stars must align for such a gathering to take place, with a certain level of work required to gain…