47th annual Concerto-Aria concert

On Feb. 15, the five students who won the 47th annual Concerto-Aria Competition had a chance to showcase their talent and musical prowess while being accompanied by the Hope College Orchestra, directed by Dr. Christopher Fashun. Winners include clarinetist Kailtlyn Rustemeyer, cellist Miquel Fuentes, pianist Deborah Blackmon, and sopranos Emma Clark and Gabrielle Barber. The…


Winter Film Series shows second movie

The Winter Film Series returned this past week with “Far From the Tree,” a film based on the New York Times best-seller “Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity” by Andrew Solomon. The unrated film follows different families through the eyes of parents as they push society’s acceptance of their special…


Kruizenga debuts Japanese exhibition

The Showa period of Japan’s history is one of mounting tension and dramatic change, as well as artistic birth. It began with economic crises in the late 1920s and evolved to ultra-nationalistic philosophies that culminated in invasions of China and Manchuria in the 1930s. At Japan’s 1945 surrender to Allied Forces during World War II,…