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: 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 ...

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Division Avenue Arts Collective announces fundraiser for new venue

Last year, the Division Avenue Arts Collective (DAAC), a local all-ages music venue, art gallery and do-it-yourself (DIY...

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U.S. Senate’s filibuster should be reformed

As major political issues such as immigration reform, health care and budget matters all vie for the spotlight in Washin...

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Al-Shabaab should not be forgotten

On Sept. 21, 2013, members of the Islamist group Al-Shabaab claimed the lives of 67 civilians and Kenyan soldiers and wo...

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Ex-convicts hurt by box option

Ex-convicts seeking to find employment after being released from prison must contend with “the box” on most job appl...

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Refugees in West Michigan

Everyday I act based on the assumption that I will be able to return to my home. Every time I drive to Calvin, work or a...