Articles by Nathan Slauer

Nathan Slauer

Nathan Slauer serves as the editor of the opinion-editorial section of Chimes for 2014-2015. He is a fifth year senior from Grand Rapids, Michigan enrolled in the Secondary Education Program and majoring in Political Science, History, and Social Studies. Before serving as an editor, he worked as a Chimes staff writer from 2010-2014.

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Opinion: Please vote!

College-aged students do not turn out to vote. Back in 2010, a mere 21 percent of people our age (18-24) voted. Even few...

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Best student-friendly coffee houses in GR

The Sparrows Ericka Buitenhuis As customers slowly peruse the large selection of lidless jars covering the top of the co...

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Opinion: The risks of de-extinction outweigh its benefits

If you could build Jurassic Park in real life, would you? This question no longer belongs firmly in the realm of science...

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Opinion: Re-Think Columbus Day

On Monday, Americans observed a holiday honoring the memory of a man who, if alive, would be put on trial for crimes aga...

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Say Hello to Ello

Over the last few years, Facebook has amassed criticism by manipulating news feeds, selling user data and threatening to...

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Opinion: Ice Bucket Challenge raises concerns

If you’ve been on Facebook in the last three months, you’ve heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge, a viral fundraising c...

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Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Prompts Delay of Ghana Semester

The worst Ebola outbreak in history hit West Africa this year with 3,000 cases reported so far in the countries of Guine...

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HIV treatment for newborns nearing clinical trial

On April 23, 1984, Dr. Robert Gallo and a team of colleagues discovered that human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) contribu...

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Bring back the DAAC

The Division Avenue Arts Collective (DAAC) helped establish Grand Rapids’ thriving local culture. Unfortunately, the D...

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Grand Rapids gets in the Valentine’s Day spirit

Grand Rapids offers a number of activities for students looking to get involved with Valentine’s Day festivities this ...