Articles by Rachel Hekman

Rachel Hekman

Rachel Hekman is a junior from Dallas, Texas and a Chimes staff writer for the 2012-13 school year. She is studying history and religion, two of the greatest and most stressful subjects at Calvin, and enjoys keeping up on current events. Someday she'll take Le Roy's job and then rule the world.

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Students in Hungary report Anti-Semitism on the rise in Eastern Europe

Seventy years ago, Eastern Europe hosted the most concentrated form of anti-Semitism (discrimination against Jews) the w...

Lack of media coverage spurs public outrage over Gosnell abortion trial

Chances are, if you already know who Dr. Kermit Gosnell is, you found out about him through Facebook or Twitter. Philade...

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Tensions mount over Falkland Islands referendum

Who knew a tiny series of islands off the coast of a massive continent could cause so much drama? Those islands are not ...

After Newtown, Texas leads the pack in pro-gun legislation

In Plano, Tex., a suburb of Dallas that actor Joel McHale and infamous cyclist Lance Armstrong call home, gun owners both current and hopeful may get a financial break. The city of 270,000 is largely populated […]

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Pope’s resignation makes room for unprecedented change

In a surprise move that defied nearly 600 years of historical precedent, Pope Benedict XVI announced his intent to resig...

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Online activist group lashes out against the Justice Department

Anonymous is slowly becoming less and less so. The so-called “hacktivist” group Anonymous, known for its high-profil...

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Barack Obama edges out Romney in Electoral College, popular vote

No matter which party you identify most strongly with, Tuesday night was a rollercoaster ride of emotions and expectatio...

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Romney clear victor in presidential debate

In case you weren’t aware, there’s an election on. Last week, incumbent President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt ...

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Romney releases 2011 tax returns

In a scenario eerily similar to last year’s “birther” debate that died down after President Obama released his bir...

Romney’s tax plan laid out

Mere weeks after their official nominations, Republican presidential and vice-presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney and Paul...