Articles by Bethany Cok

Bethany Cok

Bethany Cok is a Chimes on-call writer for the 2015-2016 school year, her second year on staff as an on-call writer. She is a senior 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.

Professor Christiana deGroot speaks to reporters at the convocation. Photo courtesy calvin.edu
Handlon program holds first convocation

It’s a sight not often seen in prison visiting rooms: students clad in blue and orange mingling with robed college fac...

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Inmates in ministry program engaged in asking questions

“We’re going to start with a quiz,” announced Calvin religion professor Christiana deGroot, “so everyone clear y...

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Out of the Shadows: Students speak out about mental health disorders at Calvin

Nearly all of fall semester, there was a statistic written on the sidewalk outside the fieldhouse: “One in four colleg...

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Mental Illness should be discussed in community

Mental health disorders at Calvin are certainly not a taboo topic, but they are an uncomfortable one. All too often, str...

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“We Stand Together”: Calvin College shows solidarity against displays of racism

The image of a swastika and the words “white power,” scrawled late Sunday night in the snow on a car windshield, sen...

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Professor Jennifer Holberg recognized as “YWCA Woman of Achievement”

On Tuesday, professor Jennifer Holberg of the English department was recognized as a “YWCA Woman of Achievement” at ...

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Professor Jennifer Holberg wins YWCA Tribute Award

On Tuesday, professor Jennifer Holberg of the English department was recognized as a “YWCA Woman of Achievement” at ...

Students hang out in intercultural lounge, another resource developed to help connect students. Photo Credit Katelyn Bosch
BLEND helps biracial and multiracial students share experience

Kjh-Lajhni Sanford leaned forward earnestly in her chair, her voice cutting clearly through the background hum of activi...

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Vocation is not synonymous with career

Advising recess used to induce in me a state of panic matched only by the chaos of waiting in line for Uppercrust’s gr...

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High Participation for Food Day

Student leaders in Calvin’s Food Recovery Network (FRN) faced an unexpected problem during their event on Friday: they...