Calvin College Chimes

An Open Letter from a Gay Christian

Matthew Chaffee, Guest Writer

December 3, 2018

Filed under Opinion & Editorial

“This is a gay that the LORD has made,” declared the t-shirt in bold rainbow colors. I pondered my feelings about such a statement. Bold it was, certainly. I knew there were Christians who acknowledged that same-sex attraction is inb...

Re: Double-sided printers leads to wasted paper (and frustrated students)

Daniel Pirkel, Guest Writer

November 15, 2018

Filed under Opinion & Editorial

In response to a recent article in the Chimes titled “Double-sided printers leads to wasted paper (and frustrated students),” I found myself wondering how often we “make mountains out of mole hills.” Sure, the professor c...

Unlearning Beyond Unlearn Week

Francie Bailey, Guest Writer

November 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion & Editorial

I’ve been really fortunate to grow up with the family and the friends that I have, but it is inevitable that I’d run into a few uncomfortable situations as an Asian American. I was adopted from China when I was nine months ol...

Opinion: American terrorists are nothing new, just ask a black American

Luke Vander Meer, Guest Writer

November 8, 2018

Filed under Opinion & Editorial

Last week’s op-ed discussed the “new violence” of “American-committed terror attacks.” The authors declared, “Americans can be terrorists too. This is most evident in today’s society with the hectic amount of viole...

Re: A note from someone who takes out your trash

Bryan Noonan, Guest Writer

November 8, 2018

Filed under Opinion & Editorial

I appreciated Daniel Hickey’s recent article “A note from someone who takes out your trash” (Oct. 26, 2018). It spoke to the heart of a problem that led me to live a life of inauthenticity for many years. When I was arre...

Double-sided printers leads to wasted paper (and frustrated students)

Madalyn Buursma, Features Editor

November 5, 2018

Filed under Opinion & Editorial

Calvin College has both a commitment to environmental issues as well as academics; some printers automatically printing double-sided, however, puts these two in conflict. Recently, I was printing out a paper for one of my classes: ten ...

Opinion: Recent events necessitate a new definition for terrorism

Autumn Lau and Joshua Polanski, Op-Ed Editor and Religion Editor

November 2, 2018

Filed under Opinion & Editorial

Last week three different terrorist attacks took place, or were attempted on American soil: the MAGA (Make America Great Again) bomber, the anti-Semitic shooter at Tree of Life Synagogue and the white man who was denied attend...

Opinion: Bill Schuette is Wrong on Criminal Justice Reform

Daniel Pirkel and Mark Hartman

November 1, 2018

Filed under Opinion & Editorial

One of the hot topics in politics today is criminal justice reform. While President Trump has commented on a variety of topics, many people were surprised to learn he actually favored reform. But what exactly did he mean by this?...