Calvin University Chimes

Why learning a foreign language is important

Larry Herzberg, Guest Writer

February 15, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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...