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.

Chimes and Dialogue staff met Beaty at the Young Alumni Awards dinner. Photo courtesy Alden Hartopo.
Q&A: Katelyn Beaty, managing editor of Christianity Today

Katelyn Beaty, a 2006 Calvin graduate, is the managing editor of Christianity Today. During her time at Calvin, Beaty wa...

The sidewalk by 36th St. has not been cleared all winter. Photo by Kate Parsons.
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...

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Peace Corps Director opens up on faith, development and changes in the Peace Corps

The director of the Peace Corps, the United States government’s international volunteer program, spoke last week to st...

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Faculty prepare to vote on new models for core

After 15 years of the current core and nearly two years of discussions around core revision, three new core proposals, o...

Committee members and volunteers prepare for the 2015 conference. Photo by Abby Paternoster.
Faith and International Development Conference celebrates 10 years

“What began as a seemingly impossible idea by a Calvin senior is now days away from becoming a reality,” Chimes staf...

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Student-planned conference attracts world development experts

In a small room tucked in the back of North Hall, sophomore Emily Lawson and junior Gabe LePage stand in front of a whit...