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

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...

What would a typical day on campus look like if campus was open?

What would a typical day on campus look like if campus was open?

McKinley Anderson, Campus and Community Editor April 20, 2020

With school closures, stay-at-home orders, and states and the media encouraging social distancing, I decided to display the importance of social distancing and uncover the reasons why schools and other...

How could Calvin’s campus look in the fall? Public health profs make predictions based on COVID-19

How could Calvin’s campus look in the fall? Public health profs make predictions based on COVID-19

McKinley Anderson, Campus and Community Editor April 20, 2020

Calvin’s campus could look different in the fall, said public health professors Erica Boldenow and Kristen Alford. Because there are not projections for how COVID-19 will continue to spread by September,...

Survey to help find grad ceremony alternative

Survey to help find grad ceremony alternative

Joshua Polanski, Managing Editor April 15, 2020

Calvin University will not hold the graduation ceremonies for the class of 2020 on May 23, due to executive orders and governmental regulations.  According to Le Roy, student senate appointed a group...

How coronavirus impacts clinicals, research and internships for students

How coronavirus impacts clinicals, research and internships for students

Lauren DeVries, Features Editor April 15, 2020

Many students need internships or work experience to graduate. Nurses need clinicals, biology students need research and many students need internships. Summer is a valuable time for students to complete...

This is a front view of the Prince Conference Center.

Calvin opens Prince Conference Center to healthcare workers, GRPD free of charge

Juliana Knot, Editor-in-Chief April 14, 2020

Calvin is opening the doors to the Prince Conference Center to Spectrum Health employees and the Grand Rapids Police Department for free. Both of these professions are in close contact with members...

High school students can tour Calvin virtually.

Despite pandemic, enrollment remains stable

Garrett Strpko, Arts and Entertainment Editor April 13, 2020

Although COVID-19 has created plenty of uncertainty about the future for many, enrollment for the fall of 2020 is still on track, according to Vice President for Enrollment Strategy Lauren Jensen.  “As...

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