Articles by Meg Schmidt

Meg Schmidt

Meg Schmidt is a Chimes staff writer.

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Bring Syrian Migrants to Michigan

One million migrants filed asylum claims in Europe in 2015. Michigan has a total population count of one million. These ...

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“This Is My Body” draws comparisons between communion and human brokenness

The words are so familiar to us: “This is my body, broken for you,” says the pastor, the priest or the friendly elde...

Angel of Grief is an historic landmark used to mark the grave of William Wetmore Story in Rome, and has been replicated for other gravestones. Photo Courtesy Wikimedia Commons
Grief on a College Campus

I want to talk about something we’re not supposed to talk about. It’s something we don’t want to think about on ca...

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DisArt Festival seeks to change perceptions about disability through art

Friday, April 10, marks the start of the DisArt Festival, a 15-day event seeking to change perceptions about disability ...

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Opinion: Pangolins need more protection from poaching

Rhinos and tigers are nothing new in the poaching world, but a pangolin? What even is that? Plug it into a Google search...

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Opinion: Mare Nostrum migrant rescue program should be reinstated

The waters of the Mediterranean Sea are fierce waters. Here – when storms come – dark waves can stretch over 25 feet...

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Opinion: Is Beyoncé a Feminist?

Beyonce is known for glitz and makeup. She’s known for dancing in, well, next to nothing. She’s known as an incredib...

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‘Look Me in the Eyes’ told truth about sexuality

I raised my hand to ask a question during a play. It was a really small moment; I caught my hand and quickly corrected m...

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Dorms hold service auctions to raise funds for local charities

For only five dollars; Calvin students could have held a paper plate, heaped with cold whipped cream, and, facing any CL...

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Poetry Jam showcases fearless revelations

You walk in and don’t even recognize it. The Fishouse has changed, completely changed, from a comfortably spacious cof...