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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Long road home: Two refugee students’ stories

Refugees face persecution simply because of who they are or what they believe. In order to save their lives, they have h...

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Editorial: All I learned at Calvin, I learned at Chimes

All I learned at Calvin, I learned at Chimes. Of course that’s not true. But Chimes was the place where learning becam...

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Sufjan Stevens returns to Calvin College for sold-out show

“It’s good to be back in the mother country,” Michigan native Sufjan Stevens quipped in the CFAC last Tuesday, per...

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Imam of Grand Rapids’ oldest mosque seeks interfaith understanding

As you enter the Islamic Center of West Michigan, a paper sign instructs you to remove your shoes and silence your cell ...

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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...