Calvin College Chimes

Calvin student presents research on negative female portrayal in video games

Kelsey Powers

April 13, 2016

Last spring, senior Mary Schultz contracted her “Social Problems” sociology class for honors, writing a paper on how Calvin students viewed “gamer culture.” She asked 10 students to pick out 15 pictures that they belie...

Ladyfest GR highlight local female talent

Sophie VanSickle

March 30, 2016

Though Women’s History Month has just passed with the ending of March, the time for celebrating the accomplishments of women is not over. Ladyfest GR, an organization supporting women and girls, will be holding their fifth ann...

Embrace the ‘F’ word

Dana Drosdick

March 14, 2016

The “F” word: a dangerous word that, when spoken, elicits arguments and creates bad feelings. Women speak of it softly, and men do not speak of it at all. Society tells me that, as a woman, I shouldn’t discuss the “F...

The Furiosa Test developed from female presence in Mad Max: Fury Road

Kelsey Powers

November 9, 2015

Have you ever heard of the Bechdel test? It’s a simple test that many people use when watching movies. Do two named women have a conversation about something other than a male character? This doesn’t mean that the movie i...

Where is the Wasp?

Kelsey Powers

September 11, 2015

With “Avengers: Age of Ultron” being shown at Calvin recently, and “Ant-Man” coming out in theaters over the summer, it’s a good time to talk about Marvel. Well, it’s always a good time to talk about Marvel. Specifica...