Campus and Beyond

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CBD: The Mystery Drug

Whether due to an upcoming test, a looming cloud of responsibilities, an awkward social situation, or a general feeling of disquiet, many people have experienced anxiety in their life to some degree. In college, this is only exacerbated by the busy lifestyle that is required of a student. According to the American Psychological Association, roughly…

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Fast facts from a controversial Chapel: Homosexuality in the church

“Our primary focus is to prepare students for the Church as grateful lifelong followers of Jesus Christ,” proclaims the introduction of the Campus Ministries’ mission statement. For many students, the tri-weekly event of Chapel nurtures discipleship and encourages mindfulness in the midst of busy college schedules. However, there are also a number of students that…

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The Rwandan Phoenix: Beauty from the Ashes

200,000 people are chronically forgotten in Western reporting on the Rwandan Genocide. Most articles cite an early UN estimate putting the death count at 800,000, ignoring a Rwandan Government census that identified 1,074,017 victims by name, profession, and method of murder. We continuously forget, be it intentional or unknowingly, a fifth of the murdered. From…

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Dance Marathon Blitz Week

Dance marathon, if you haven’t yet heard, is a year-long fundraiser that involves much of the student body at Hope College. The annual Dance Marathon event itself, held on March 6-7 this upcoming spring, is a 24 hour dance-a-thon that raises money for and stands in solidarity with Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital and the kids…