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: Cutting AP U.S. History is a sign of U.S. exceptionalism

People can learn more from their mistakes than from their successes. The best history instruction exposes students to le...

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Calvin among top Peace Corps-volunteer-producing schools

Each year, Calvin produces students who go on to lead amazing, world-changing careers. This year, Calvin topped itself w...

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Opinion: Policy-makers should tighten vaccine exemptions

Over the last century, widespread use of vaccines has almost completely wiped out contagious diseases such as measles, s...

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Opinion: Tipping should be banned

When stepping into my local restaurant, I used to feel great about tipping. Handing out a few extra bucks on top of my b...

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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...