Calvin University Chimes

Dear Calvin Parents

Guest Writer

March 1, 2019

Dear Calvin Parents, In light of the “condom caper” on Valentine’s Day, in which an unknown party left condoms and notes promoting safe sex in the library bathrooms, it became clear to me and plenty of other students ...

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...