Articles by Kate Parsons

Kate Parsons

Kate Parsons is the Chimes Online Editor for spring 2015. She is a senior studying Writing and International Development Studies.

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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...

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Grand Rapids resettles first Syrian refugee family

By late 2014, nearly 9.5 million Syrians, 40 percent of the country’s population, had been displaced from their homes ...

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Low student turnout at core town hall

This past Wednesday, student senate hosted a town hall for students to ask questions about potential changes to core. Ar...

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Calvin Rebranding will change logos, wording, signs

This spring, Calvin looks to redefine their brand for a new decade, taking into account student and faculty perspectives...

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Opinion: Choose contentment over happiness

The other day, in a moment of pause between assignments and conversations and responsibilities, a question popped into m...