Campus and Beyond

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Tulip Time 2021 schedule released

If you’re a freshman or sophomore who isn’t from Holland, chances are you’ve never been to Tulip Time before. The Tulip Time Festival is a 92-year-old annual experience that celebrates the hundreds of thousands of tulips that bloom in the spring. The festival features national entertainment acts, events and activities for all ages, and some…

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Former Michigan Speaker resigns from Kalamazoo development organization

Due to growing controversy, Michigan’s former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Lee Chatfield, resigned from his position as CEO of Southwest Michigan First on February 22.  Chatfield’s resignation comes in the wake of controversy surrounding his support for blocking protections for LGBTQ+ individuals in his former role of state representative. This included Chatfield blocking expansions…

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COVID-19 Update: New developments

On February 22, the United States passed a devastating milestone of over 500,000 deaths from COVID-19. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, this means that on average around 2,000 people die from the virus every day. However, positive test rates and other metrics are slowly trending downward. Although the statistics are still concerning, there…

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Myanmar in flux, millions protest

On February 1, the Myanmar military—known as the Tatmadaw—staged a coup d’etat, overthrowing the Southeast Asian country’s government. This restricting takeover, involving the detainments of government officials and internet shutdowns, came after a 12-year quasi-democratic rule under State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. Protests quickly broke out in Yangon, Myanmar’s capital city, as well as…

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Texas winter storms touch Hope

In recent weeks, the southern United States have been battered with freezing temperatures and winter storms. At least 35 people have died after millions of Texans have suffered from power outages and water shortages. A boil-water order was advised for approximately 13 million Texans throughout the state. Power outages have lasted days, and many were without…