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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Civil rights leader John M. Perkins leads Calvin in honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, John M. Perkins, one of the foremost evangelicals involved in the civil rights m...

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Linda Smith talks on sex trafficking in the United States

Linda Smith’s January Series lecture, “Renting Lacy: A Story of America’s Prostituted Children,” is an extension...

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Calvin Chimes welcomes Joseph Matheson as new editor in chief

Hello, I’m Joseph Matheson, and I’ll be the new editor in chief of Chimes, starting tomorrow. I’m a senior and I...

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Open Doors reports an increase in persecution of Christians worldwide

According to a report released by Open Doors, a non-denominational Christian organization, the number of Christians kill...

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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...