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

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...

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...

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