Calvin College Chimes

Asian carp threaten Great Lakes, Obama and Romney respond

Andrew Pruim

September 26, 2012

Most people who have been living around the Great Lakes or the Mississippi waterways for the last few years know that we have a major threat living in our water. This threat revolves around the Asian carp, originally introduced...

Disorder causes problems for bee colonies

Geneva Langeland

September 26, 2012

America’s honey bees are dropping out of the sky, and several recent studies claim that pesticides are the ones shooting them down. Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has been worrying farmers and beekeepers for years. The U.S....

Google Chrome most-used browser by students, Safari second

Ryan Struyk

September 19, 2012

More than 40 percent of Calvin students use Google Chrome as their primary Internet browser, according to new numbers from Calvin Information Technology. “I love Google Chrome,” said junior Elena Buis. “It’s super fast...

Apple’s new products raise environmental concerns

Justin Vanden Ende

September 19, 2012

Apple’s iPhone 5 revealed on Sept. 14 had some observers counting the days until upgrade bliss and others underwhelmed, but regardless of your phone preferences, the iPhone 5 is the second Apple product released this year that...

Apple, Amazon announce new gadgets

John Muyskens

September 14, 2012

Unveiled this past week, a host of new tablets, e-readers, smartphones, and portable media players are sure to inspire gadget lust. Amazon announced a new line of Kindles and Apple revealed the iPhone 5 and refreshed its line of ...

Estonia teaches coding basics to elementary schoolers

Jonathan Hielkema

September 12, 2012

Earlier this year, Linnar Viik, the head of the Estonian IT College, was quoted in The Guardian as saying to his fellow citizens, “The Internet is a manifestation of something more than a service — it’s a symbol of democracy...

Observatory Corner

Observatory Corner

September 6, 2012

Back to school tech tips

John Muyskens

September 6, 2012

Dropbox. There is no easier solution for keeping files backed up to the cloud, synchronized across your devices and accessible anywhere with an internet connection. Its also perfect for sharing a pesky powerpoint presentation tha...

Curiosity Rover Explores Martian Surface, The Internet

Jonathan Hielkema

September 6, 2012

After a spectacular landing, the NASA rover Curiosity has begun its two-year mission to discover if life could have existed on Mars. In recent weeks, however, coverage in mainstream sources has begun to decrease. For those...