Calvin University Chimes

Letter to the Editor: An open invitation to discuss traditional views of marriage

David Noe, Philosophy department chair, professor of classics

September 21, 2020

Dear Editor,  This letter is in part occasioned by an article published last week regarding the ordination to the office of deacon at Neland Ave CRC of a person living in a same-sex marriage. As I am not a member of the CRC, I do not pre...

I quit Starbucks and you should, too

Carleigh Cronkright, Guest Writer

September 17, 2020

I have been at Calvin for 2.5 years, and in that time I have spent hundreds of dollars and countless hours at Starbucks because it’s easy to get to and close to my house. I had gone to a local coffee shop four times before t...

Calvin should open an on-campus beer and wine garden. Yes, I’m serious.

Juliana Knot, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2020

As cold weather approaches, and as students settle into a false sense of security about the virus, Calvin can expect to see a surge of off-campus parties. Perhaps more so than any other factor, house parties stand to unravel ...

Credit where it’s due: the admin’s preparation for COVID-19 has paid off

Juliana Knot, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2020

I’m very critical of the administration in these pages, but credit should be given where credit is due. Calvin has done solid work in preparing for the return of students, and I am impressed with the testing, tracking and isola...

Safety Dance: The joys and burdens of community

Eleanor Lee, Guest Writer

September 11, 2020

Guys! I found something we can ALL agree on!! (Crazy, right?) The summer of 2020 was hard.  From mid-March to right about now, life has tripped us up the stairs over and over. We didn’t all trip the same way; maybe yo...

Calvin should grandfather students into their entry tuition price

Andrew Olson

June 5, 2020

Every year,students see the cost of tuition rise. It's not by relatively huge amounts, but for the students and parents who are paying, $1,500 can still be significant. With the rising cost of higher education, many universiti...

Black staff fought for Calvin to speak out against racial injustice; it’s time for their white counterparts to do the same.

Michelle Guinyard & Rachel Hamilton, Exiting Area Coordinator for Boer-Bennink and Beets Veenstra & Resident Director for Rooks VanDellen

June 2, 2020

As Black women working at a predominantly white institution (PWI) in the Residence Life department, the one thing that has kept us in our roles here over the past six years has been our connection with students of color. Living ...

Letter to the Editor: Alumni call for board chair apology

Alumni of Chimes, Guest Writers

May 14, 2020

Almost 50 former staff members of Chimes, including more than a dozen former editors in chief, signed the following letter to the editor: Dear Editor, We represent a group of former staff members of Chimes. Thank you for your ...