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Just Be Yourself

When I was growing up, I was always told to be myself. Every single day, both my mother and my father told me to be myself. In fact, I think that the “be yourself” mantra is one that so many of my generation’s parents told them over and over. So why did so few people…

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A trash-free Hope

Clara Jurik’s senior seminar at Hope College packed a challenge. The challenge was to begin working towards a goal that was based on a student’s ideal future that can begin right away. “My goal is to lessen our ecological impact and of course trash is a big part of that. I decided to try and…

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Spotlight: Phillip LeGare

Monday mornings are quiet and peaceful for him. He sits in the Bultman Student Center with a cup of coffee calculating and balancing the week’s budget for the Student Activities Com- mittee, as well as completing assign- ments and tasks for his academically rigorous accounting major. He organizes and delegates re- sponsibilities every week to…

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Sushirrito: sushi burrito

Fusion cuisine, like the sushi burrito, is possibly the gateway to exploring different cultures. With plastic carry-out bags in hand, Jacob Wantoch became very hungry. Sitting in his car, in the middle of downtown Grand Rapids, it was pouring rain. He dove into the first tin container. “The sushi was good; the seaweed wrap, the…

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Be a Man

These days I feel that men have taken a downturn. I think that oftentimes’s modern men have become less manly. Let me say this: when I say being “manly” I do not mean being emotionless, axe wielding and beard growing “men”. At the same time, in some few ways I am. At the risk of…

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Justice for Barb!

By Nancy Wheeler Barb Holland. Many of you know her as a friend, a classmate or a friendly face in the hall at Hawkins High School. While by no means the most popular among us, Barb is well known by me and her other close friends as one of the kindest, smartest and most loyal…

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Part of something bigger

As I am writing this, it’s 11:38 P.M. on Saturday night, almost two hours after the girls of Odd Year were announced as the winners of this year’s Nykerk Cup Competition. I am bursting with energy and the buzz of victory. I am humming Mamma Mia, which has been stuck in my head since practice…