A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Trump is a bad role model for kids

March 6, 2018 9:26am | Aidan Engle

According to a study from Quinnipiac University, 72% of Republicans believe that Trump is a good role model for kids.   It is unbelievable that anybody could believe President Donald Trump is a good role model for children. In 1986, Robert Fulghum wrote a book called […]

The Perfect Balance: MGMT’s “Little Dark Age”

March 2, 2018 9:57am | Hailey Warsaw

Eagerly, I grab the aux cord in my car, ready to blast some of my favorite new tunes off of MGMT’s recent release, Little Dark Age. As everyone piles in, the speakers shake as they boom with the strong bass & pumping beat of the […]

Point/Counterpoint: Holland is a great place to live

February 15, 2018 9:17am | Maddy Eppard, Maggie O'Brien

This place is great I’m walking down Eighth Street with my dad on our way back to the car. We just watched the Hope Basketball team defeat Olivet, and the excitement of the victory has not yet worn off. It’s five o’clock and the sun […]

How did unbelievable become predictable?

February 14, 2018 9:30am | Hailey Warsaw

Work, work, work

January 30, 2018 6:44am | Greta Davis

“Thank God it’s Friday.” “Nooo. Tomorrow’s Monday.” “How is the weekend over already?” These are common thoughts after suffering through a long week of work. For some, work is their calling. For others, work is a lamentable obligation. For most, work is too many days […]

I’m no longer a Star Wars wookie

January 25, 2018 1:14pm | Anika Seguin

In a galaxy not so far away, one of the greatest movie franchises was born. Star Wars. With the first film released in 1977 and an average grossing amount of $37 Billion, Star Wars has taken over the world. Since there are 9 Star Wars […]

Do you pass the tissue test?

January 24, 2018 9:21am | Kendra Erickson

On a Sunday afternoon, the football game on TV switched to a commercial showing a model who had sparkling white teeth and was holding a tissue. The ridiculously exaggerated commercial advertising Crest whitestrips asks “Would you pass the tissue test?” Even though the tissue test […]

West Ottawan satire: Avoiding Trump’s name

January 17, 2018 11:38am | Owen Gibson

President Trump has been in global news nearly every day since his inauguration in 2017, and has become a household name across the world due to his disruptive antics, unbelievable quotes, and shady actions. It seems that everyone has something to say about him, and […]

Stop bragging about not trying

January 10, 2018 9:57am | Alec Behrendt

“What did you get on your PSAT?” “I only got a 1020, but I basically slept through the entire math section.”     This is an excerpt from a conversation that I recently had with a friend, and it made me think about how dumb that […]

The truth about veganism

December 19, 2017 9:03am | Olivia Paquette

The truth about veganism Abruptly in July, I became vegan with no prior plant-based diet. Along the way, many family members and friends supported my decision but didn’t know a whole lot about the subject. They asked me questions, to which I responded, “Do you […]