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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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Editorial: Why Le Roy’s student panel is not enough

This fall, President Le Roy announced a search committee for a new provost, and one thing stuck out to us — there is n...

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New enrollment numbers highest in six years: minorities up, CRC down

More than 1,000 students are enrolled in Calvin’s class of 2017 — the highest numbers since 2007 — despite...

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Former gift planning director named vice president for finance

Calvin College appointed former gift planning director and acting chief financial officer Sally Vander Ploeg as vice pre...

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Michigan House passes bills requiring drug tests, school attendance for welfare

The Michigan House has approved measures that would deny welfare benefits to recipients with truant children or recipien...

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Grand Rapids implements marijuana decriminalization

Nearly six months after Grand Rapids voters approved a measure to amend the city charter to make marijuana a civil infra...

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Michigan legislators introduce bill to decriminalize marijuana

Legislators have introduced a bill to decriminalize marijuana in the state of Michigan with bipartisan support. The bill...

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Budget deal faces some hurdles

Michigan lawmakers hope to pass a final budget for the state by June but face a few stumbling blocks, including educatio...

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Grand Rapids hopes to remove dams from Grand River

Joining a larger trend of Michigan cities improving their waterways by removing dams, Grand Rapids is planning a $27 mil...

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Urban developers consider removing S-curve of U.S. 131

A growing group of local urban advocates are pushing to replace the S-curve of U.S. 131 that passes directly through dow...

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Police raids on medical marijuana dispensaries lead to arrests

Several medical marijuana dispensaries in Grand Rapids have been raided and arrests have been made as police enforce a M...