Calvin College Chimes

Teaching in a digital age

Victor Lynde

February 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion & Editorial

As a future teacher and a young person born at the crossroads of the digital age I have begun to think deeply about the role of technology and the internet in the classroom. While the digital revolution began in mid-20th century, the ...

Letter to the Editor: Tuition

Richard Chimes

February 17, 2017

Filed under Opinion & Editorial

Here’s an issue for Calvin students to protest — the 2017 increases in tuition, fees, room and board. Like clockwork, President Le Roy endorses annual increases of three to four percent; always justified with annual blah blah...

Collapse or renewal of earth?

Jason VanHorn

February 17, 2017

Filed under Opinion & Editorial

We stand at a precipice in human history unlike any we’ve faced before, teetering on the edge of hope and destruction. I think of my children. I think of the children that you some day will have, Calvin students. Most of you...

The symbolism of Senator Warren’s silencing

Carmela Sleva

February 17, 2017

Filed under Opinion & Editorial

On February 7, in an attempt to argue against the confirmation of Senator Jeff Sessions as attorney general, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-­Ma.) read a letter penned by Coretta Scott King from 1986 to the Senate floor that spoke...

Uncovering the Shell of the Queen Conch

Stephanie Bradshaw

February 10, 2017

Filed under Opinion & Editorial

Perhaps you were able to travel during Interim. Perhaps you went south out of the Michigan winter to a more tropical region, like me. I was able to go with my family to the Florida Keys for a few weeks where we basked in the sun...

Labeling resistance

Nathan Stripp

February 10, 2017

Filed under Opinion & Editorial

The past year, and the past three months in particular, have been an incredibly interesting time to be both a historian and a Christian in this country. Now I will not pretend to be without bias, I am deeply concerned by a president...

I’m right, you’re wrong: Calvin’s diverse ignorance

JD Croft

February 10, 2017

Filed under Opinion & Editorial

Nothing like a good ol’ election to bring us back to the playground. When I was in fifth grade, one of my best friends was this kid named Timothy. Timothy was a huge Buffalo Bills fan, had the fashionable bowl cut of the day...

How Christian liberal arts can combat the dangers of social media

David Hartwell

February 10, 2017

Filed under Opinion & Editorial

A little while ago, I shared an article on Facebook titled “Scientists say giant asteroid could hit earth next week, causing mass devastation.” One person, however, fell victim to the article, replying “whoa!” If you clicked...

Let your heart be broken

Bethany Verbrugge

February 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion & Editorial

As I grow older and delve deeper into the life that God has called me to, one phrase stays in the front of my mind. Bob Pierce, the founder of Samaritan’s Purse, once wrote these famous words: “Let my heart be broken with...

Letter to the Editor: Whitewashing MLK

Jonas Weaver

February 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion & Editorial

In the current political moment I would hope that Chimes would exercise a bit more discretion in the op-eds that it publishes. It seems to me that publishing an op-ed whitewashing, making palatable, what MLK did seems a bit irres...