Tagged Issue 130:7

Bob Dylan: unexpected but qualified

The word ‘literature’ tends to spark thoughts of novels and writers like Charles Dickens. How many people hear that word and think of guitars, harmonicas and Bob Dylan? Probably not many. Naturally, that meant when Dylan received the Nobel Prize award in literature this past week, there was some controversy about the outcome; some loved…


Deadly Atlantic hurricane shatters homes

Caribbean countries and southeastern US states devastated by Hurricane Matthew In a matter of days, 500-1050 estimated deaths occurred from Hurricane Matthew. This was ranked as the deadliest Atlantic hurricane since Stan in 2005. Several countries in the Caribbean were destroyed the worst, but several states in the U.S. were just as affected. On Oct….

Comfort is key: the athleisure craze

When she traveled from California to Hope College, Clare Da Silva knew which wardrobe staples to pack for her upcoming semester. She grabbed her essentials: joggers, zip-ups, leggings— her athleisure. “I wear athletic clothing five out of the seven days of the week,” Da Silva said. As a former athlete, she said, “It’s basically the…