Calvin College Chimes

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?...

Opinion: In response to the Oct. 12 response on Kavanaugh

Lauren Moose, Guest Writer

October 24, 2018

Filed under Opinion & Editorial

It appears you missed the points of the initial op-ed by responding to the article on modern evangelicalism by decrying the situation around Kavanaugh. Nevertheless, your response of "Even if the allegations are true, Dr. Ford ...

John Calvin University

Juliana Knot, Managing Editor

October 22, 2018

Filed under Opinion & Editorial

What’s in a name? That which we call Calvin College, by any other name would be just as liberal-artsy and Reformed? It’s uncertain whether the shift from a college structure to a university structure will just be a matt...

Re: Dining services jobs for students see high turnovers

Meagan Veldman, Guest Writer

October 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion & Editorial

The article, “Dining services jobs for students see high turnovers due to stress, moving on,” is a gross misrepresentation of the experience of many students who work within dining services. One location alone hosts 80 stu...

In response to Modern Evangelicalism is at odds with historic Christianity

Andrew Olson, Guest Writer

October 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion & Editorial

The recent Chimes Editorial article, “Modern American Evangelicals Contradict Historic Christianity,” offered a biased and inaccurate take on contemporary events. The author labels not merely President Trump, which most can...