Articles by Kate Parsons

Kate Parsons

Kate Parsons is the Chimes Campus News Co-Editor for the 2014-2015 school year. She is a senior studying Writing and International Development.

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Four new members join board of trustees at recent meeting

Last weekend’s Board of Trustees meeting welcomed four new board members: Pedro Aviles of Berwyn, Illinois; William J....

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Practice Silence

Put down your phone. Put down the books. Go into your room and face the terrifying prospect of your own company. Ask you...

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Student life looks to streamline student organizations

At a recent meeting for student organization leaders, John “JB” Britton, associate dean of campus involvement and le...

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Professional programs show increase in enrollment

Every year more students choose to major in professional or STEM programs, according to this year’s day 10 report. Ove...

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Retention rate for AHANA students reaches ten-year low

This year, Calvin’s retention of AHANA (Asian, Hispanic/Latino, African, and Native American) students dropped five pe...

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Calvin students stand in solidarity with Hong Kong protesters

Over 100 Calvin students have signed a petition in solidarity with Hong Kong protesters, and like the movement they supp...

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Opinion: Why I Won’t “Smile, Baby”

 It was another summer day walking home from my internship. I was sweating in my slacks and long-sleeved shirt, and the...

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Opinion: Calvin’s Problem with Dating

If you ask someone how many people they’ve dated at Calvin, many will answer with how many boyfriends or girlfriends t...

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Student senate appoints four new senators

On Friday, after two sets of interviews and hours of deliberation, student senate appointed four first-year students to ...

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Opinion: ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ prompts giving – and that’s a good thing

I’ll admit: I rolled my eyes when the barrage of videos hit my Facebook feed. It seemed like so-called ‘slacktivism...