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

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...

Our last semester in a pandemic

Our last semester in a pandemic

Ethan Stafford, Campus and Community Editor April 27, 2020

It’s been a long, but fun, four years at Calvin University. From intro courses to senior seminars and everything in between, the final semester is wrapping up for the class of 2020, in one of the most...

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What to watch when sports are cancelled

Ellington Smith, Sports Editor April 24, 2020

If you’re anything like me, you're devastated by the absence of March Madness and the NBA playoffs, and the cancellations and postponements of baseball and other sports. As a result, there aren’t many...

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 24, 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....

Originally scheduled to graduate October 3, the class of 2020 will now have to wait until April 21.

Graduation pushed to October 3

McKinley Anderson, Campus and Community Editor April 22, 2020

Graduation for the class of 2020 will now be on October 3, according to an email from President Michael Le Roy early this afternoon.  Le Roy noted that this reflected the wishes of the graduates, who...

Student senate’s plan for spring

Catherine Casturo, Student Senate VP of Administration April 20, 2020

Student Senate is committed to serving the student body as a representative voice, and this mission has not changed as Calvin moved classes online. We have transitioned our meetings to MS teams, and the...

Can we predict how many people in the Calvin community will get sick? It’s more complicated than that, public health profs say.

Can we predict how many people in the Calvin community will get sick? It’s more complicated than that, public health profs say.

McKinley Anderson, Campus and Community Editor April 20, 2020

The statistical predictions of how COVID-19 will impact the Calvin community are difficult to predict, according to Erica Boldenow and Kristen Alford, public health professors.  Typically, statistical...

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