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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

Remote classes after Thanksgiving, rescheduled breaks and advising: Calvin announces scheduling changes

Remote classes after Thanksgiving, rescheduled breaks and advising: Calvin announces scheduling changes

Harm Venhuizen, Managing Editor June 2, 2020

Courses will move online following Thanksgiving break, Provost Cheryl Brandsen announced in an email Tuesday morning.  This and other scheduling changes were made to mitigate the risk of students spreading...

For international seniors, a deeply uncertain post-graduation

For international seniors, a deeply uncertain post-graduation

Hadassa Ribeiro, Guest Writer May 22, 2020

Senior Debora Haede remembers the rollercoaster of emotions she went through the day Calvin announced that classes would go online for the rest of the semester. “When am I going to see these people ever...

Students receive federal grants as part of CARES act

Students receive federal grants as part of CARES act

Juliana Knot, Editor-in-Chief May 21, 2020

Roughly 1,200 students received grants on Monday under federal coronavirus relief bills. Altogether, Calvin students received $1.3 million in aid from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security...

I came to the United States to open doors for my future. COVID - 19 shut many of them

I came to the United States to open doors for my future. COVID – 19 shut many of them

Yejae Kim, Guest Writer May 19, 2020

The clock starts ticking on May 23, 2020. 60 days — that is the amount of time that graduating international students have to find employment (related to their respective majors) or attend graduate school...

COVID-19 might be the best time to hope

COVID-19 might be the best time to hope

Andrew Olson, Guest Writer May 18, 2020

Although many young people might not be worrying about their own health during this crisis, I think few, if any, do not worry about what the future will become. Whether needing to reschedule summer trips,...

A premature farewell: how COVID-19 has upended commencement traditions

A premature farewell: how COVID-19 has upended commencement traditions

Madelyn Wyma, Guest Writer May 15, 2020

Four years. 36 months. 1,044 days. 25,056 hours.  This time is inscribed with invisible ink on the diploma that Calvin graduates receive the day they cross the stage. Commencement is the frontman to...

Judah Manoraj (left) and Denny Tawas (right) lead worship remotely.

Worship at Calvin continues despite COVID-19

Gabrielle Eisma, Guest Writer May 15, 2020

Judah Manoraj sits and reads Daniel 3 to a closed window, face lit by both his screen and the afternoon light that filters through his suitemate’s empty dorm room. The passage is 880 words long, and...

Le Roy, admin hold town hall meeting about Calvins future

Le Roy, admin hold town hall meeting about Calvin’s future

Katherine Benedict, Sci-Tech Editor May 15, 2020

President Michael Le Roy doesn’t want to make a promise he can’t keep. In a virtual town hall organized by student senate on Monday, Le Roy said that many in the Calvin community have been asking him...

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...

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