Calvin College Chimes

Opinion: Let’s talk about the F-word

Connor Veenstra, Staff Writer

April 21, 2018

Filed under Opinion & Editorial

What comes to your mind when you hear the word “fundamentalist?” Perhaps you think of your biology classmate who shifts uncomfortably in her seat when you talk about evolution. Perhaps you picture an angry senior citizen holding...

Letter to the editor: Response to ‘Aslan in the name of Tash’

Nathanael Dick, Guest Writer

April 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion & Editorial

In the last edition of the Chimes, articles were written espousing the view that truth is not specific to Christianity but is present in Islam and the Jewish faith. The implied or stated conclusion by these writers was that Christians ...

Opinion: Student senate as an example of diverse leadership

Dana Drosdick, On-Call Writer

April 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion & Editorial

As winter winds down and spring starts up, even the air itself smells of change. This change extends past the weather, into the leadership at Calvin College. Former leaders are striving to finish well, and new leaders are stepp...

Letter to the Editor: Gun control

Daniel Hickey, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018

Filed under Opinion & Editorial

I would like to respond to respond to an opinion piece published last week, “Response to the Florida Shooting.” Here are some questions and thoughts. Mr. Veenstra, could you please explain your theology of the gun? You didn...

Editorial: Space for rest

Editorial: Space for rest

February 27, 2018

Letter to the Editor: Response to Letter from 2/16

Lauren Moose, Guest Writer

February 22, 2018

Filed under Opinion & Editorial

In a recent letter to the editor, a fellow student makes claims that under President Trump’s governance, minorities in America have more access to jobs and that people can be assured of their president standing up for their...

Opinion: Love over rights?

Todd Cioffi, Guest Writer

February 22, 2018

Filed under Opinion & Editorial

As a parent, I can’t imagine having to bury one of my daughters after she had been gunned down at school. But this is the case for numerous families, yet again, after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. In the aftermath...

Letter to the Editor

Nathanael Dick, Guest Writer

February 22, 2018

Filed under Opinion & Editorial

In last week’s opinion piece entitled “Intentional Exclusion Evident to LGBT+ students,” the author makes the case that Calvin College does not have a model for LGBT+ students “to live wholeheartedly.” I disagree. Calvin...