Calvin College Chimes

2018-2019 Staff

Jonathan Boer

Jonathan Boer is a senior from the little Chicago suburb of Lansing, Illinois (not Michigan). He writes for several sections and studies Mechanical Engineering. With his free time he loves to build guitars, to sing, to watch Netflix...

Lauren Cole

Lauren Cole is a junior majoring in writing and minoring in French and psychology. She serves as Chimes’ head copy editor, which makes sense given her plans to go into publishing as an editor and her love for reading, writing,...

Annette Espinoza

Annette Espinoza is a senior and current campus co-editor. She is an English literature major, graduating this spring. Like the editor in-chief Annette hopes to go into the publishing industry. In addition to serving on the C...

Mimi Mutesa

Mimi Mutesa is a senior and the current arts and entertainment editor. She is from Uganda, loves a good verre de vin, and wants to move to New York to pursue photography full time (her mom is not holding her breath). She is al...

Benjamin Henson

Benson is a senior and serves as the advertising sales manager for Chimes. He is studying business entrepreneurship and theatre, making him one of the two remaining theatre majors at Calvin. When he’s not in class, you can mo...

Bernard Boadu

Bernard is a sophomore double majoring in computer science and psychology as well as the sci-tech editor for chimes. Try asking what he plans to do with his majors after graduating, and he might not have an answer for you. How...

Patrick Roelofs

Sports section editor Patrick Roelofs is a junior from Villa Park, Illinois, majoring in writing and minoring in journalism and political science. A die-hard fan of the White Sox and Bears, he also enjoys sports like disc golf an...

Madalyn Buursma

Working as the features editor this year, Madalyn is a senior majoring in writing, with minors in Chinese and political science. Her favorite part of her Calvin experience so far— besides writing for the Chimes, of course—was...

Joshua Polanski

Joshua is a junior from Akron, Ohio double-majoring in strategic communication and religion. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, especially books from the Latin American Boom and Marvel comics. In addition to being the managi...

Jenna Diephouse

Jenna is a senior, double-majoring in digital communications and English literature and filling the layout editor position. She enjoys exercising (it’s true), especially with her friends or with her dad, but she also loves eat...

Michelle Hofman

After two years of being the features editor for Chimes, Michelle has moved up a little in the world to be editor-in-chief. A double major in writing and literature, Michelle hopes to begin work in the publication industry after she graduat...

Kelsey Shoemaker

A sophomore from Zeeland, Michigan, Kelsey Shoemaker is the multimedia editor for Chimes with a strategic communications major and a psychology minor. She can often be found with a mug of coffee in one hand and a pen in the other, studyi...

Yolanda Chow

Yolanda is a campus editor for Chimes, and, perhaps not surprisingly, a writing major. She’s a senior from Hong Kong who enjoys discovering new places and ideas, drawing cartoonishly, and laughing at puns of dubious quality...

Autumn Lau

Autumn is a sophomore, double-majoring in English literature and philosophy and is the editor of the opinions and editorial page. She enjoys napping, watching movies, playing games, and reading (not at the same time of course...

Juliana Knot

Juliana is the managing editor of this year’s Chimes. She is a sophomore, studying philosophy and German. She hails from the south suburbs of Chicago where both the best pizza and best people reside. She has formerly writte...