Volume
91
Number
24


March 7, 1997

Chimes
Founded in 1906

Editor
Roxanne Rupke

Assistant Editor
Kara Breems
Rob Huie

News
Jessica Hillstrom

Opinions
David Baxter
Laurel Girvan

Features
Dorina Lazo

Arts & Entertainment
Sara Zoeterman
Andrew Zwart

Sports
Peter Kooiman
Rob Huie

Photography Editor
Andrew Weeber

Photography Staff
Brett Budde
Dave DeHaan
Nate Lugan
Brent Nieuwenhuis
Christine Swenson

Illustrations
Susan VanSant

Copy Editors
Sara korber
Todd Leistra

Layout Editors
Sarah Potter

Business Manager
Elizabeth Vogel

Calendar Announcements
Advertising & Circulation
Jason Coleman

Staff Writers
Claire Basney Andrea DeKoter
Dan Eisnor Katherine Fick
Sarah Korber Jessica Lanting
Kimberly Stilson Justin Sybenga

Mentor
Dale Brown

Web Page Gurus
Chris Nienhuis
Andrew Weeber
Jeremy Kooistra

Chimes is the Calvin College student newpaper published weekly September through May under the auspices of the student senate under the auspices of the communications board under the auspices of the Board of Trustees under the auspices of the Synod of the Christian Reformed Church under the auspices of God. Views expressed are not necessarily those of the student body faculty or administration. Subscriptions are available for $15.00 per year. Address correspondence to Chimes:Calvin College Grand Rapids MI. 49546 or e-mail: chimes@calvin.edu. The Chimes' telephone number is (616)957-7031.

HOMOSEXUALITY-FEATURE

  • 1973 REPORT STILL STANDS
    "In 1970, a committee was appointed by the Synod of the Christian Reformed Church to study the problem of homosexuality and to delineate the church’s position on this matter..."

  • GAY ALUMNI AD WON'T RUN IN SPARK MAGAZINE
    "Most advertisements submitted to the Spark, the college's alumni magazine, do not spark as much interest as this one..."

  • FIVE STANDS CHRISTIANS TAKE -- AND WHAT TO DO NOW
    "The editor of Chimes has asked me to describe the current state of discussion on homosexuality at Calvin College and within the Reformed, Christian community..."

  • FOR HETEROSEXUALS ONLY: AN INVITATION TO UNDERSTAND
    "Okay. Calvin’s gay students may read this, too. But my target audience is heterosexual students..."

  • PURSUING QUESTIONS
    "If I catch your eye in the hall, it’s not just a salutation. Sometimes it’s a question: would you glance away if you knew?..."

  • IN GOD'S IMAGE, TOO
    "Increasingly the topic of homosexuality is thrown out into the limelight of Christian discussion..."

  • GAY ALUMNI INTERVIEW
    "A few weeks ago, I interviewed Paul Spyksma, 39, Brad Bergman, 25, and Jeff Diehl, who were here to speak with the Synodical committee on homosexuality..."


EDITORIAL & LETTERS

  • JOURNEY TOWARD UNDERSTANDING, A LIFELONG PILGRAMMAGE
    "Last year, the Chimes staff's final issue addressed the topic of women's issues, particularly women at Calvin College..."

  • ANOTHER POINT FOR E.J.
    "While I think it laudable that one of Calvin’s dazzling House film critics, Marc Miller, should write with such vigor and verve concerning what is obviously his passion, I am at the same time somewhat underwhelmed by this particular demonstration of the towering intellect and vulnerable sensitivity one would expect from a talent such as his..."

  • CAUTION TO DO-IT-YOURSELFERS
    "As a certified Master Automotive Technician with 5 years experience, Andrew Weeber’s Tuning Up article leaves out critical information--"


NEWS

  • PROPHECY FULLY STAGED FOR CALVIN
    "While some students bask on the beaches of sunny Florida or build houses on a dorm missions trip this Spring Break, many students will stay right here in Grand Rapids, spending hours upon hours of their time at rehearsals..."
  • TRADING GRASS FOR PATHS
    "Although sidewalks may not seem to be the backdrop for great drama, a student-led movement is afoot, in the great Calvin tradition of pairing sidewalks with well-trodden paths, to lay two new sidewalks..."
  • PARKING SPACES: FEW AND FAR BETWEEN "You turn slowly into the Fine Arts Center parking lot, proud of yourself that you will be a few minutes early to your 9 o’clock class..."


OPINIONS
  • GOD AND EVIL: BEYOND PHILOSOPHY AND TOWARDS REALITY

  • ""This is what the LORD says: "Do what is just and right. Rescue from the hand of his oppressor the one who has been robbed..."

  • MEANING SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS

  • "Intellectual distance is a tricky thing. It is not usually something to be desired unless it is required as a protective device, where without it mudslinging and soap-boxes will dominate the "discussion."..."

  • INTELLECTUAL INBREEDING: A FRIGHTENING THOUGHT

  • "Opening the February 14th issue of this years' Chimes proved to be most interesting, particularity because the Senate Survey has always fascinated me..."

  • EXPLORING OUR INNER CHILD

  • "Remember the magical days of kindergarten, when a nap involved lying quietly on a rug for forty-five minutes, studying implied learning the alphabet, and a "study break" entailed crackers and juice served in Dixie cups? Well, those days are behind us..."

  • EARTH-FRIENDLY STEWARDSHIP

  • "Calvin College has a recycling problem. This problem is bigger than the fact that we aren’t very good at recycling..."

FEATURES


ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

  • MONOTONY OUTWEIGHS INNOVATION ON U2'S POP

  • "I don’t know. I’ve always had a love/hate thing for U2 and it just isn’t getting resolved..."

  • SINGLETON SHOWS NEW MATURITY IN ROSEWOOD

  • "I have to plead ignorance. (There are probably a good number of you who wonder why I haven’t done so sooner)..."

  • 2 DAYS IN THE VALLEY

  • "Every so often a movie comes out that I think will a big hit. Mr. Saturday Night was one of them..."

  • NEW JAZZ: NOT ALL KENNY AND NAJEE

  • "Recently, upon mentioning to a friend that I liked a lot of the new jazz music being made today, she remarked startlingly, "What!? All that stuff with synthesizers and junk, you like that kinda stuff?"..."

  • TWO WOMEN GET TRICKED BY A PONY

  • "Realizing, once again, that our kitchen had too many mice and not enough clean dishes to cook with, we decided to earn part of a meal by reviewing a restaurant for Chimes..."

  • WEEKLY UPDATE

  • "Music, Movies, and Other Stuff..."


SPORTS
  • KNIGHTS DROP HEARTBREAKER TO HOPE, 63-62

  • "Calvin’s bid to capture the MIAA Tournament Championship came up one point short as the Knights were defeated by rival Hope 63-62 in a classic game at the Holland Civic Center Saturday night..."

  • TRACK BACK

  • "Both Calvin track teams competed at the Silverston Indoor Track and Field Invitational at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor..."

  • WOMEN HEAD TO NCAAS

  • "The Calvin women’s basketball team earned an NCAA III Tournament berth for the second straight year..."


PICTURE