You’ve been accepted…wait, never mind!

Message sent…Oops! We’ve all been there. Accidentally sending a text message or a Snapchat to the wrong person or even the wrong message to someone who’s not supposed to know. Unfortunately on Wednesday, Feb. 15, the admissions office of Ivy League Columbia University accidentally informed 277 students of acceptance into their master’s program. This mistake…

South China Sea: US woes and worries

It is easy these days to focus on internal issues in America, or, if looking outward, focusing on U.S. relations with Russia and the mounting tensions there. Yet, the world is much bigger, and America’s relationship with much of the world is changing. The most important among these changes is America’s relationship with China. Relations…


Science reveals human-pig embryos

For decades, scientists have implemented controversial medical research, raising questions on whether they stretch their limits too far. Researchers argue whether they lean toward innovative medical progress or ethical laws. With a high demand for organs, the United Network for Organ Sharing revealed that 118,744 people are on the waiting list for an organ transplant….


Immigration ban halted, future uncertain

President Trump, on Friday, Jan. 27, signed an executive article banning travelers from seven middle eastern countries. Odds are, you’ve heard of this by now, possibly in very spectacular fashion, as protests rage across America in response to this executive order. If you don’t know much about the ban, here’s a quick recap: On Jan….

Neil Gorsuch: Supreme Court Judge?

It has been nearly a year since the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. In that time, we have witnessed a revolt by Senate Republicans over Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland, a presidential election in which Republican’s promised a nominee to succeed Scalia, and now, the nomination of Neil Gorsuch. But who exactly is President…


Local rally rails against Betsy Devos

(Photos by Kelly Ocock) Hundreds gathered at Centennial Park in Holland on Jan. 28 to march around the block, protesting against DeVos, who was a Holland resident and graduate of Calvin College. She is known for being a supporter in vouchers toward private school tuition and advocates toward charter schools. The future of our education…