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Calvin partners with lab to test all students, staff in efforts to return to campus in the fall

Calvin partners with lab to test all students, staff in efforts to return to campus in the fall

Harm Venhuizen, Religion Editor May 13, 2020

Calvin is partnering with Helix Diagnostics to ensure access to COVID-19 testing, President Le Roy announced Wednesday in a campus-wide email. This partnership is the first step towards reopening the university’s...

Students will be attending PASSPORT Orientation online this year rather than in person.

Incoming students anxious amidst uncertainty for fall 2020

Lauren DeVries, Features Editor May 12, 2020

Normally, prospective students would be worried about their roommates or new courses; now, they’re worried about whether they’ll be able to attend Calvin in person this fall. Incoming freshman Matt...

Yonker had to quarantine strictly for two weeks before seeing her granddaughters.

As social isolation continues, profs miss grandkids

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

The day that Calvin announced classes were moving online because of the coronavirus, professor of psychology Julie Yonker’s granddaughters visited her at Calvin. It would be weeks before they could meet...

Asian students experienced coronavirus-related discrimination on campus prior to distance learning

Asian students experienced coronavirus-related discrimination on campus prior to distance learning

Harm Venhuizen, Religion Editor May 11, 2020

In the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., racist actions against Asians and Asian-Americans were reported in cities across the country. While violent actions of racism related to coronavirus...

Clinicals in quarantine: how Calvin’s pre-med and nursing programs have adapted

Clinicals in quarantine: how Calvin’s pre-med and nursing programs have adapted

Sarah Gibes, Guest Writer May 10, 2020

Tina Jones’s foot hurts. It started hurting after she scratched her ankle on a cement step. She covered it with a washcloth, but eventually it got bad enough that she decided to come to the clinic....

Student teacher Abby Vedders waves hello to her sixth grade class during a Zoom check-in.

Student teachers meeting their requirements by getting creative

Harm Venhuizen, Religion Editor May 10, 2020

When schools across Michigan moved education online in response to COVID-19, both educators and learners were affected, but the change was doubly disruptive to student teachers who wear both of those hats....

The CCW office is located in the Spoelhof University Center.

CCW continues providing mental health support during pandemic

Joshua Polanski, Managing Editor May 6, 2020

“Wear clean pants every day,” advises Irene Kraegel, the director of the Center for Counseling and Wellness (CCW). Kraegel notes that the move online has created a struggle of motivation for many students...

Students miss in-person interaction but get more sleep during online learning

Students miss in-person interaction but get more sleep during online learning

David Swartzentruber, Staff Reporter May 6, 2020

The move to online learning has impacted every single student at Calvin University, without exception. While nothing can compete with in-class learning, some students are finding online classes to be helpful. First-year...

Bergsma, in the bottom right corner, received the award in his Accounting 204 class.

Tim Bergsma awarded Professor of the Year

McKinley Anderson, Campus and Community Editor May 6, 2020

Tim Bergsma, a business and accounting professor, was awarded Professor of the Year on May 6. President Michael LeRoy and Paul Bylsma, speaking on behalf of Knights4Life, greeted Bergsma during his Accounting...

Profs struggle to manage online courses with young children at home

Lauren DeVries, Features Editor May 6, 2020

Coronavirus has forced professors to teach online from home. Some of Calvin’s professors have young children who no longer have a daycare or school to go to during the day. This means the responsibility...

Calvin couple says “I do” delayed

Calvin couple says “I do” delayed

Grace Cole, Staff Reporter May 6, 2020

Along with the thousands of couples having to postpone their weddings due to COVID-19, Calvin couples are struggling to accept a lost wedding day. One such couple are Calvin students Derek Vos and Sarah...

C.S Lewis’s message for our pandemic

C.S Lewis’s message for our pandemic

Joshua Polanski, Managing Editor May 4, 2020

“And at first sight this seems to be an odd thing to do during a great war. What is the use of beginning a task which we have so little chance of finishing? Or, even if we ourselves should happen not...

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