Calvin University Chimes

Student Senate commends the passing of new faculty requirements

Emerson Silvernail, Student Body President

May 9, 2020

Student Senate is celebrating the new faculty requirements passed, as the changes will better the institution’s educational abilities and fulfill the long-term desires of students for reform. Calvin’s previous faculty requirements lim...

Interim change leaves students, especially engineering students, hanging out to dry

Lexie Lundquist and Sam Crow, Guest Writers

April 29, 2020

In the midst of academic advising, Calvin made an announcement that starting next academic year, students will no longer be required to take any interim classes to graduate. Many students are likely celebrating this news, as inter...

Student senate’s plan for spring

Catherine Casturo, Student Senate VP of Administration

April 20, 2020

Student Senate is committed to serving the student body as a representative voice, and this mission has not changed as Calvin moved classes online. We have transitioned our meetings to MS teams, and the projects that were in progress...

New grading system still burdens already exhausted students

Lauren Cole, Head Copy Editor

April 11, 2020

To start off, I am glad that Calvin has updated their grading system in response to the move online due to COVID-19, but there are several issues with the system the administration has chosen. Similar institutions have changed all cla...

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...