Calvin University's official student newspaper since 1907

Calvin University Chimes

Calvin University's official student newspaper since 1907

Calvin University Chimes

Calvin University's official student newspaper since 1907

Calvin University Chimes

Stricter distancing guidelines announced after COVID cases double

Stricter distancing guidelines announced after COVID cases double

Juliana Knot, Editor-in-Chief February 8, 2021

Students will have to observe stricter physical distancing guidelines, starting tonight until Monday, Feb. 22, according to a campus-wide email from President Michael Le Roy.  Vice President for Student...

About 400 Calvin faculty, staff, and students have been able to receive vaccinations against COVID-19.

Health students share COVID vaccine experiences

Abigail Ham, C&C Co-Editor February 4, 2021

About 400 Calvin faculty, staff, and students, including many Nursing Department students, have been able to receive vaccinations against COVID-19, according to a press release. Two vaccines have received...

Rapid self-administered testing paves way for start of spring semester

Rapid self-administered testing paves way for start of spring semester

Lauren Vanden Bosch, C&C Co-Editor February 4, 2021

As students return to campus during the new year, extensive COVID testing has resumed. The university now has access to self-administered rapid tests, which makes the process faster and easier.  According...

Calvin campus approved as COVID-19 vaccination site

Calvin campus approved as COVID-19 vaccination site

Juliana Knot, Editor-in-Chief January 15, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services approved Calvin’s Health Services as a COVID-19 vaccination site, making it the first university campus clinic in West Michigan, according to a Calvin...

Calvin, along with the other 24 members of Michigan Independent Colleges and Universities, has recently advocated for the prioritization of instructional faculty.

Calvin nursing grad among first to receive vaccine

Juliana Knot, Editor-in-Chief December 18, 2020

Calvin graduate Gina Kamps was one of the first Spectrum Health workers to receive Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday. For herself and others, the inoculation represents not just protection against...

Several TikTok users are concerned the COVID-19 vaccine will include a microchip.

Popular TikToks promote unfounded claim that COVID-19 vaccine could be the mark of the beast

Ezra Craker, Guest Writer December 3, 2020

Recent COVID-19 vaccine developments have evoked joy, relief and for some, including one popular TikTok user, apocalyptic fear. In October, Taylor Rousseau posted a video depicting a near future where...

Michigan colleges transition to remote learning with varying case counts

Abigail Ham, Staff Reporter November 20, 2020

Following the statewide epidemic order, all Michigan colleges have transitioned to remote learning. As the in-person semester came to a close, Calvin and comparable schools differed greatly in final case...

Effective Nov. 18, the suspension also includes in-person high school learning.

Whitmer shuts down in-person collegiate learning as part of new statewide restrictions

Juliana Knot, Editor-in-Chief November 15, 2020

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that all in-person collegiate learning is suspended effective Wednesday, Nov. 18 at a press conference this evening. This suspension is part of a statewide "three...

Evelyn Chen with her family the last time she saw them, more than a year ago.

Thanksgiving brings tough choices for some, no options for others

Abigail Ham, Staff Reporter November 13, 2020

This unique Thanksgiving season will be marked by smaller-than-usual gatherings, missing far-away family, and the occasional Tofurky sandwich. COVID safety, in-state employment and family political tensions...

Why I love being a COVID-RA

Hannah Riffell, Guest Writer November 6, 2020

When I applied to be a resident assistant, the world was what we now call “normal.” I had magnificent plans for my floor community. I imagined hosting weekly hot seats in my room, with girls laughing...

Formal social gatherings suspended amid rising cases

Formal social gatherings suspended amid rising cases

Juliana Knot, Editor-in-Chief November 6, 2020

Calvin has halted in-person social gatherings on campus, according to an email sent to the student body on Friday. This includes student organization events and departmental meetings. Students are still...

Students have been getting coursework from a hard drive dropped off at the correctional facility until Oct. 19.

CPI suspended amid outbreak at Handlon Correctional Facility

Juliana Knot, Editor-in-Chief October 29, 2020

The Handlon campus has suspended all classes, as there are 62 active cases of COVID in the prison. It is unknown how COVID-19 was introduced to the prison. At least six Handlon staff have also contracted...

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