Calvin University's official student newspaper since 1907

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Calvin University's official student newspaper since 1907

Calvin University Chimes

Calvin University's official student newspaper since 1907

Calvin University Chimes

The Kent County Health Department put COVID-19 safety signs outside of local elementary schools

Kent County Health Dept. launches COVID public information campaign targeted at young people

Katherine Benedict, C&C Co-Editor October 29, 2020

Steve Kelso, marketing and communications manager for the Kent County Health Department has a message for college students: Please stop gathering in large numbers, mask up, wash your hands, and practice...

Calvin mens basketball team is excited to be able to play despite COVID-19.

After long break, men’s basketball team is eager to play

Ellington Smith, Sports Editor October 29, 2020

After an approximately 6 month hiatus, the men’s basketball team are excited to have reunited on the basketball floor. Due to COVID-19 many players were only able to get shots up on their own driveways....

This antigen test is one of six tests Abbot offers

Abbott tests to speed up diagnostic testing

Juliana Knot, Editor-in-Chief October 8, 2020

Calvin will soon be able to test students for COVID-19 using the Abbott tests, in addition to the PCR tests, according to Calvin University President Michael Le Roy. These tests take only 15 minutes to...

A post on the Calvin Memes for CRC Teens Facebook page about the cancellation of spring break.

Students protest cancelation of spring break, Easter holidays. Admin says no reversal possible.

Juliana Knot, Editor-in-Chief October 8, 2020

Following the cancellation of spring break and Easter holidays, students immediately began posting about their frustration with the decision. Calvin Memes for CRC Teens, a popular student meme account,...

According to the CDC statistics, young adults are one of the least likely groups to die from COVID although they largely contribute to its spread.

Students who have had COVID share their experiences

Afua Brantuo, Features Editor October 2, 2020

For most people, COVID-19 is largely a mystery. For Calvin students Heidi Groenboom and Liz Memmelaar, contracting and recovering from the virus granted them a more in-depth understanding of how it works....

A screenshot of the updated 2021 spring schedule shows no spring or Easter breaks. (Photo from

Provost cancels 2021 spring break, Easter holiday

Harm Venhuizen, Managing Editor October 2, 2020

Students won’t be going home or traveling for breaks this spring, Provost Cheryl Brandsen announced Friday. Both spring break and Easter holiday have been canceled due to coronavirus concerns. Final...

Students, during simpler times, enjoying games of spike ball on the lawn.

Intramurals offer new activities, ditches contact sports for fall

Ellington Smith, Sports Editor September 25, 2020

This year Intramurals at Calvin have a very new look due to COVID-19. Some sports have been retained but most have been replaced with an alternative outdoor sport. Currently, Calvin Intramurals will have...

Athletics suspended to evaluate surveillance testing results

Athletics suspended to evaluate surveillance testing results

Juliana Knot, Editor-in-Chief September 16, 2020

The university, in consultation with the athletic department, decided to suspend all athletic-related activities starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12. Sports are still suspended, as of Wednesday, Sept....

Celebration Cinema offers drive-in alternative to traditional theater experience

Celebration Cinema offers “drive-in” alternative to traditional theater experience

Mattheus Colyn, Arts and Entertainment Editor September 12, 2020

With theatres across the country shut down amid the current pandemic, many are yearning to go back to the movies. Although theaters in some states have begun reopening, if you would like to see a film...

Photo Courtesy of SAO

SAO to launch “Toknight Show, ” other tentative events

Susannah Epp, Staff Reporter September 12, 2020

Student Activities Office will return this Thursday with the launch of its new “Toknight Show” after a long hiatus from COVID complications. This show will be streamed virtually and interview guests...

Credit where it’s due: the admin’s preparation for COVID-19 has paid off

Juliana Knot, Editor-in-Chief September 11, 2020

I’m very critical of the administration in these pages, but credit should be given where credit is due. Calvin has done solid work in preparing for the return of students, and I am impressed with the...

Safety Dance: The joys and burdens of community

Eleanor Lee, Guest Writer September 11, 2020

Guys! I found something we can ALL agree on!! (Crazy, right?) The summer of 2020 was hard.  From mid-March to right about now, life has tripped us up the stairs over and over. We didn’t all trip...

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