Articles by Kate Parsons

Kate Parsons

Katerina Parsons is the Chimes Online Editor for spring 2015. In her four years at Chimes she has worked as a Staff Writer, On-Call Writer and Campus News Co-Editor. Currently a senior studying Writing and International Development Studies, she is passionate about the way that telling stories contributes to truth, compassion and justice around the world.

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Calvin recognized as a Partner for a Racism-Free Community

Last month, Calvin was accredited as a Level 2 partner with Partners for a Racism-Free Community (PRFC), a local organiz...

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Editorial: A tragically familiar story

_____, an unarmed black man, was shot and killed last week by _____, a white officer. This was the headline last week wh...

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An interview with Bing Goei, Director of the Michigan Office for New Americans

“We believe that when Michigan welcomes immigrants, Michigan thrives,” reads Welcoming Michigan.org, a publication o...

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Editorial: We mourn with those who mourn

Last week, 147 Kenyan women and men, most of them students, were slaughtered in the dormitory of their college. At our o...

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Opinion: Stop waiting for ‘real life’ to start

Sometimes I wonder why I bring reusable bags to Meijer, why I bike to work, recycle cans or turn the shower off while I ...

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Sarah Visser announced as next vice president of student life

When she was a student at Calvin 15 years ago, working in student life was what made Sarah Visser feel most alive. She h...

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Student Life approves method to eliminate student orgs

Last week Thursday, Calvin’s Student Life Committee unanimously approved a proposal to cut the number of student organ...

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Micah Center hosts panel on racial disparities in infant mortality

“Our babies are dying,” read the handouts at the Micah Center’s latest panel discussion on the racial disparity in...

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On-campus living requirement can be a barrier to students

At a rate of $9,485 per year, Calvin’s room and board costs much more than it would cost to rent a local apartment and...

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Opinion: Icy sidewalks are a justice issue

Every time it snows, my heart sinks. All summer and fall, I biked everywhere, taking buses when the route was too far. N...