Calvin University Chimes

Scholarship system doesn’t reward improvement

Joshua Polanski, Managing Editor

March 6, 2020

Calvin’s current scholarships system doesn’t sufficiently reward student improvement. It’s counterintuitive that the current system cares more about high school performance than collegiate performance.  As recently a...

The stances of the Democratic frontrunners

Benjamin Honeyford, Calvin Democrat

March 5, 2020

On Tuesday, March 10, Michigan voters will be able to vote in the democratic primary. As Calvin Democrats is a student organization committed to promoting participation in democracy, we would like to let you know the platforms o...

Be the change you want to see: Vote Now

Harm Venhuizen, Religion Editor

March 5, 2020

Are you upset with our current political state? Are you content with it? Are you sick of polarization in politics? Do you love it? Then you should vote! Holding political opinions and not exercising your right to vote is like carin...

Film studies is imperative in the information age

Garrett Strpko, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 28, 2020

Search “film theory” on YouTube and you will get an overwhelming heap of terrible pseudo-criticism unjustly masquerading as a thoughtful enterprise. One will find content from falsely-named channels like “The Film Theor...

Disability, jobs and education

Juliana Knot, Editor in Chief

February 26, 2020

On the day before my brother’s 22nd birthday, his class threw him a party, his teachers gave him his diploma, and he left high school for good. My brother David has a mental disability, and the state of Illinois provides publ...

Not just boys: Porn traps women too

Anonymous, Guest Writer

February 21, 2020

We all know the stats. Porn affects the brain. Porn is harmful to relationships. Porn fuels sex trafficking. Porn is addictive. I knew them, too. I still know them. And still, I find myself a part of the statistics. Yes, even Ch...

Reduce, reuse, redemption: A first-year’s initiation into sustainable living

Eleanor Lee, Guest Writer

February 19, 2020

When I first stepped onto Calvin’s hyper-green lawns, “sustainability” wasn’t a word in my vocabulary. Did I know the planet was dying? Sure. Had I lain awake at night, contemplating pollution and doom? Absolutely. But what ...

Community is Action

Jordan Sparks, Guest Writer

February 19, 2020

Suppressed agony and suicidal tendencies stem from a world where simple outlets of hope and refuge do not exist. Those outlets start within the community. Sadly, “community” is becoming an abandoned expression with a doubtful outl...

Introducing our new logo

Introducing our new logo

February 7, 2020

The ‘Commons’ist Manifesto

Mattheus Colyn, Guest Writer

November 22, 2019

A spectre is haunting Calvin — the spectre of Commons. All the powers of Knollcrest have entered into a Holy Alliance to exorcise this spectre. It is high time that Commons-goers should openly, in the face of the whole world,...

Knollcrest is the KnollBEST

Kate DeHaan, Guest Writer

November 22, 2019

It was six o’clock and I was studying in the library when my stomach started to rumble. I panicked; I’m not very good at making choices. As I was deciding between Knollcrest and Commons the choice was almost made for me. ...

Reported assault forces us to confront injustice on campus

Elyse Bax, Guest Writers

November 15, 2019

As a white woman at Calvin, I walk through the majority of my days unaware of the gender and racial aspects of my identity. I didn’t have to fight to be admitted here on the basis of my gender. I have been blessed to have fem...