Calvin University Chimes

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...

Response to “‘Jesus is King,’ but Kanye still fights for the throne’

Justin Diemer, Guest Writer

November 8, 2019

“What have you been hearin' from the Christians? / They'll be the first one to judge me / Make it feel like nobody love me.” These words couldn’t help but bounce around my head while I was reading last week’s article ...

Are you doing good by shopping at Goodwill?

Addie Winkelman, Columnist

November 8, 2019

If you have ever dropped off a bag of clothing at your local Goodwill, you know how good it feels. You think you are helping the planet and helping people. But what most people don’t know is what happens to those bags of clothi...

Faith Perspectives: Orthodoxy, icons at a Reformed school

Emily "Frankie" Franks, Columnist

November 1, 2019

As an Eastern Orthodox Christian studying theology at a Reformed school, I have experienced challenges in how I display my devotion. If someone had told me that by the time I graduated college I would be an Eastern Orthodox Ch...