Calvin College Chimes

Why learning a foreign language is important

Larry Herzberg, Guest Writer

February 15, 2019

Filed under Opinion & Editorial

In recent years enrollments in foreign language courses have decreased rather dramatically across the U.S. Unfortunately, Calvin College is no exception. There is a declining belief in the value of the humanities and of a libe...

Pressing for freedom in student press

Annette Espinoza, Campus Co-Editor

February 11, 2019

Filed under Opinion & Editorial

Chimes was challenged via Twitter to answer a prompt addressing the importance of freedom in student press. As I thought about how to answer the prompt, I saw the Washington Post commercial play during Super Bowl Sunday. While I w...

What I learned from being an Art student at a Liberal Arts College

Andrew Gilbert, Guest Writer

February 10, 2019

Filed under Opinion & Editorial

During my freshman year Calvin made  a lot of cuts throughout the art and art history department. Professors were bought out the summer before I arrived, or laid off during the following year. In addition, the architecture m...

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 ...