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Publications: Ask Anonymous

Golden YearsThis title is available from the Calvin Campus Store,

Over the past two decades, a legendary campus wordsmith—known to readers of Spark, Calvin's alumni magazine, as Anonymous Bosch—has tackled dozens of alumni questions in his “Ask Anonymous” column:

  • Why doesn’t Calvin have a football team?
  • When did required chapel end, and who ended it?
  • How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?
  • Is there a dress code at Calvin?
  • Is it true that students at Calvin date?
  • What does it mean to be truly Reformed?
  • Tell us what you know about safe sects at Calvin College.
  • Have there been Calvin College presidents with ties to the CIA?
  • How accurate are the listings of the best colleges in the USA?
  • Where did you come up with a name like “Calvin’s Crossing” for the new bridge?

This self-proclaimed rumor control ombudsperson has patrolled the precincts of suspicion and the suburbs of discontent. In these essays, the mysterious Calvin commentator pontificates on college mascots and Calvinist dancing, dress codes and chapel attendance, creation accounts and gender sensitivity. This volume collects all of Bosch’s columns, plus some never-before-printed musings and even some hymn texts.

With wit and whimsy, this tongue-in-cheek look at campus life gives us a chance to laugh at ourselves and celebrate the quirks and foibles that make Calvin unique. Enjoy these entertaining reflections from the campus humorist laureate, Anonymous Bosch.