Articles by Joseph Matheson

Joseph Matheson

Joseph Matheson is the Chimes print editor for the 2013-14 school year. Joseph Matheson is a senior, majoring in biology and philosophy, and is also president of the chess club. He’s 6’1″, has phenomenal music taste and rarely feels any emotion besides sleepiness. He consumes bananas by the bushel, once biked 30 miles for a sandwich and suspects that there is something supernatural about Swedish Fish. Biggest fears: children, old people, eyeball cancer.

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Calvin successfully raises $25 million for debt relief

Calvin announced earlier today that they have successfully raised $25 million over the last eight months for the express...

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Editorial: Extremely tentative plans for the future

There’s a peculiarity about human existence that we’re all familiar with, articulated best by Soren Kierkegaard: “...

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Daniel Herrick chosen as Professor of the Year by graduating class

The professor of the year award for 2014 was awarded to philosophy professor Daniel Herrick. The award from the outgoing...

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Editorial: Storytelling shapes the way we see the world

Everyone has that one story, maybe about that time when you were six and you got lost in a department store, or when you...

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Wake Up Weekend highlights animal advocacy and vegan food

This Friday and Saturday a succession of events, including talks, demonstrations and meals, will highlight animal advoca...

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Editorial: Honors program an example of community of excellence

This Wednesday was Honors Convocation, an opportunity to recognize the achievements of students who have demonstrated ac...

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83rd annual senate debate showcases competing executive teams

On Tuesday night, the DeVos Center was home to the 83rd annual student senate debate. The well-attended event featured t...

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Editorial: Plants and gardening are the seed of a peaceful, harmonious mode of existence

I have a longstanding argument with some chemists over whether plants or animals are better: I argue for plants, they th...

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Calvin approves proposal for new community garden

A proposal for a new community garden located on properties off of Hampshire Street (west of the gym) was recently appro...

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Editorial: man vs. nature

In his poem “Marginalia,” Billy Collins says, “If you have managed to graduate from college / Without ever having ...