Articles by Bethany Cok

Bethany Cok

Bethany Cok is a Chimes on-call writer for the 2014-2015 school year. She is a junior from Rochester, NY, and is studying writing and Spanish. She loves smoothies, playing violin, and tacky bumper stickers. She owns an Elven cloak, and her dreams include visiting the Shire (in New Zealand) and making friends with an alpaca in the Andes Mountains.

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MSDO moves forward with stabilized structure

After a year of transitions in the Multicultural and International Student Development Offices (MSDO), both offices are ...

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Calvin involves students in search for VP of student life

Calvin has begun its search for a new vice president of student life after Shirley Hoogstra left Calvin this fall, havin...

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Pope’s declaration on evolution actually not a doctrinal shift

There has long been a debate among Christians surrounding the idea of evolution, the Big Bang and the origins of life in...

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New intercultural lounge provides safe space for students

This past year has seen renovations across campus, including remodeling in Johnny’s and the Spoelhof Fieldhouse as wel...

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Loan Default Rate at Calvin Falls to 2.5%

According to data released by the U.S. Department of Education, Calvin students have a low loan default rate compared to...

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Calvin promotes positive “welcoming traditions”

Many floor communities and sports teams at Calvin welcome new students with a community activity, generally called a “...

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Discussion about Sabbath extends beyond issue of library hours

Despite recent discussions about opening Calvin’s library on Sunday afternoons, there are no immediate plans to implem...

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Calvin recognized as top school for undergraduate research

Calvin has been recognized by the U.S. News and World Report as a top liberal arts college and an institution with top-n...

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Cello Cabaret promises unique concert experience

The Calvin Music Department has concerts nearly every week, but few are as unorthodox and entertaining as Cello Cabaret....

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Third-annual Calvin’s Got Talent competition will feature 19 acts

This weekend, Nite Life will be hosting its final event of the year, Calvin’s Got Talent (CGT). For the third year run...