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Eliminate the stigma around feminism

Eliminate the stigma around feminism

December 18, 2019

You throw like a girl. You scream like a girl. Don’t be such a girl. Take it like a man. All of these are phrases people hear over and over again and probably have even released from their own tongue....

A photo of the Christmas Store all set up and ready for families to come in.

Ranger Strong week stresses became Christmas celebrations and joy at the annual Family Promise Christmas Store

December 13, 2019

$10,500. 4,000 children. 1 week. Student Council and NHS volunteers worked diligently during Ranger Strong week in order to raise money for Grand Rapids families in need. During the recent...

Woodland Mall’s newest eatery, Dough Life, is a perfect spot for cookie dough lovers

Woodland Mall’s newest eatery, Dough Life, is a perfect spot for cookie dough lovers

December 11, 2019

I know I wasn’t the only one who would try to sneak some raw cookie dough before the pan went into the oven as a child, and I know I’m not the only one who still does it.  Cookie dough is a snack...

Stop wasting your time

Stop wasting your time

December 4, 2019

Sitting. Staring. Motionless. Mindless. Watching for hours. Wasting time. Why would anyone want to sit around and watch the time escape them? This question is one that I ponder frequently. From...

TCT's The Countless Thanks 2019: Sarah Buchanan

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2019: Sarah Buchanan

November 26, 2019

Meredith VanSkiver - for being my best friend Thank you for always being there for me through literally anything. One paragraph could never sum up how much you mean to me and how much you have done...

I am the oldest; I am the youngest

I am the oldest; I am the youngest

November 20, 2019

*To preface, Sarah's words are italicized and Meredith's are not. I’m the oldest of three girls. I’m the youngest of three girls. I’m the trial subject—the guinea pig kid. I was the first...

Delaney Niswonger has learned more about life through seeing it from new perspectives

Delaney Niswonger has learned more about life through seeing it from new perspectives

November 18, 2019

Every Christmas Eve while most people are sleeping in and enjoying the holiday, junior Delaney Niswonger is hard at work downtown volunteering. She helps out annually at an event called Casey’s Breakfast,...

It’s not worth it to pay for the experience at the Outside Coffee Co.

It’s not worth it to pay for the experience at the Outside Coffee Co.

November 13, 2019

After opening its doors in the spring of 2018, the Outside Coffee Co. has been a fan-favorite of many Grand Rapids coffee fanatics for about a year and a half now. So, I decided to go and see what the...

Maintaining my youth in the chaos of growing up

Maintaining my youth in the chaos of growing up

November 6, 2019

I am a bird soaring through the air, but steadily and without the freedom that most possess.  Back and forth. Back and forth. I make no progress. I fly, though in place, without an ability to escape....

MIX East Grand Rapids combines health and flavor for the perfect drink

MIX East Grand Rapids combines health and flavor for the perfect drink

October 10, 2019

Among the countless quaint shops sprinkled throughout Gaslight Village sits a cute cafe called Mix. Specializing in healthy protein shakes and energizing teas, the new establishment just opened its doors...

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