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.

Photo credit Rachel Evans
“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...

Photo courtesy Jennifer Holberg
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...

Food Recovery Network saves 217 lbs of food. Photo Credit Joey Budi
High Participation for Food Day

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

Students gather to pray outside of abortion clinic. Another group gathers to protest. Photo Credit Rachel Evans
Calvin Students for Life pray outside abortion clinic, pro-choice group responds

The contrast between the two groups stationed in front of the gray building was stark: one held bright pink signs and wa...

Photo Credit Rachel Evans
Campfires on Commons offers taste of camping without leaving campus

Last Friday, students were able to enjoy the warmth of crackling campfires without journeying beyond the center of Calvi...

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NASA reports liquid water on modern-day Mars

Humans have long pondered the potential for life on other planets in the universe. Up until recently, however, we have n...

Photo Credit Gail Heffner
Plaster Creek Stewards event assists Alger Heights

This past Saturday, Calvin students, professors and community members came together to learn about the environmental cha...