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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

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...

Students in Prof. Greidanus ceramics class are now making sculptures from materials found in their immediate environment. Pictured here is one such project, Home of the Peaceful Hunters by Cecily Bobrowski.

Hands-on arts classes continue despite pandemic limitations

Garrett Strpko, Arts and Entertainment Editor May 3, 2020

Many art classes require materials, equipment, and communal insight that only in-person classes and art department resources can provide — COVID-19 has changed all that. Now, students and professors...

What are you watching in in quarantine?

What are you watching in in quarantine?

Garrett Strpko, Arts and Entertainment Editor May 2, 2020

For people worldwide stuck indoors, staying entertained is a top priority. According to The New York Times, social media and streaming services have seen incredibly sharp upticks in website traffic. Senior...

Students rise to the occasion amidst online courses

Students rise to the occasion amidst online courses

Ethan Stafford, Campus and Community Editor May 1, 2020

Professors sing nothing but praise for their students as online courses continue for the 2020 spring semester.  With the campus shutdown and the transition to online courses, Calvin students and professors...

Meet the people who sewed masks for Calvin

Meet the people who sewed masks for Calvin

May 1, 2020

Over Easter weekend, Liz Waid and her nine-year-old daughter set up their sewing machine to make face masks. Like many others with connections to the Calvin community, they were answering the call to create...

I was presumed positive for COVID-19: here’s what Calvin did for me.

I was presumed positive for COVID-19: here’s what Calvin did for me.

Joshua Polanski, Managing Editor April 30, 2020

A few weeks ago, I woke up in a sweat and with body aches — a rare occurrence for me. The day after Calvin moved online, my body aches were so bad that I couldn’t do any school work. But by the next...

Interim change leaves students, especially engineering students, hanging out to dry

Lexie Lundquist and Sam Crow, Guest Writers April 29, 2020

In the midst of academic advising, Calvin made an announcement that starting next academic year, students will no longer be required to take any interim classes to graduate. Many students are likely celebrating...

Students with pre-existing conditions are included in at-risk populations

Students with pre-existing conditions are included in at-risk populations

Harm Venhuizen, Religion Editor April 27, 2020

When Calvin senior Annake Vande Brake was sixteen, she was diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), an illness more commonly known as systemic exertion intolerance disease or chronic fatigue syndrome....

70% of student workers have temporarily lost their jobs

70% of student workers have temporarily lost their jobs

David Swartzentruber, Staff Reporter April 27, 2020

 70% of student employees have seen their position temporarily eliminated, according to TaRita Johnson, director of the Career Center. In a mass email sent to student workers, Calvin’s student employment...

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