Calvin University's official student newspaper since 1907

Calvin University Chimes

Calvin University's official student newspaper since 1907

Calvin University Chimes

Calvin University's official student newspaper since 1907

Calvin University Chimes

2020-2021 Staff

Jamison Van Andel

Jamison Van Andel

After growing up reading the likes of Mitch Albom and Drew Sharp in the Detroit Free Press sports section, Jamison is thrilled to be serving as the sports editor at Chimes. A junior PPE (politics, philosophy, and economics) ma...

William VanZytveld

William VanZytveld

William wasn't sure what perspective to write this bio from but has decided to write it in third person even though he wrote it himself. He will be the new Advertisement Sales Manager for Calvin Chimes. A senior studying Spanish...

This is Abbie Ham. Shes a person.

Abigail Ham

Abigail Ham is Managing Editor for Chimes this year. She has previously worked as a staff reporter and C&C Editor. A junior studying PPE (political science, philosophy, and economics) and writing, with minors in classics and...

Abigail Poirier

Abigail Poirier

Abby Poirier is a fifth-year transfer student at Calvin. You may have seen her articles for Chimes during the previous school year when she wrote for the paper as a staff reporter. She is finishing her degree with a major in writing...

Susannah Epp

Susannah Epp is a senior at Calvin who comes from the thriving metropolis of Newton, Kansas (population 19,000). She is majoring in French and International Relations at Calvin because of her passion for languages and her belief...

Jamison Van Andel

Jamison Van Andel

A staff reporter for Chimes, Jamison Van Andel is a sophomore studying Philosophy, Urban Studies, and Spanish at Calvin. When he’s not writing for Chimes, he’s often found playing soccer on campus or discussing issues of race...

Ellington Smith

Ellington Smith

Ellington Smith is the sports editor for Chimes. He is from Detroit, Michigan and is majoring in film and media with minors in journalism and religion. He has always had a passion for sports and believes that they can become a...

Maria Poortenga

Maria Poortenga

Maria Poortenga will serve as the Chimes head copy editor this year. She is a junior majoring in philosophy and environmental science with minors in psychology and religion. While at Calvin she has enjoyed playing on the tennis...

Lauren DeVries

Lauren DeVries

Lauren DeVries is excited to use the things she’s learned in marketing classes and internships as she takes on the position of Multimedia & Layout Editor this year. This is her third year on Chimes. She is currently in her...

Juliana Knot

Juliana Knot

Juliana Knot is the editor-in-chief of Chimes this year. She is studying math, philosophy and German and is from the south suburbs of Chicago. Her hope for this year is that the upperclassman student who asked her sister “What’s...

Katherine Benedict

Katherine Benedict

Katherine “Katie” Benedict is a junior who is excited to serve as a Campus and Community Co-Editor this year. She is majoring in environmental science, with a minor in international relations. Katherine has lived in Seattle,...

Afua Brantuo

Afua Brantuo

Afua Brantuo is a sophomore majoring in mathematics with a minor in French, serving as the Features editor this year. She loves reading, watching anime, listening to music and dancing. She hates winter because, for her, the ideal...

Sam Ballast

Sam Ballast

Sam Ballast is a senior majoring in graphic design and minoring in business. This is her second year as Layout Editor for Chimes. She also does media for the athletic department when she isn’t working for Chimes. Sam is a strong...

Sarah Gibes

Sarah Gibes

Sarah Gibes, Chimes’ Sci-Tech editor, is a junior from Gurnee, Illinois. She is majoring in biochemistry and writing and aspires to be a primary care physician in the distant future. Outside of Chimes and her homework, she enjoys...

Lauren Vanden Bosch

Lauren Vanden Bosch

Lauren Vanden Bosch is one of the Campus and Community editors. She’s terribly indecisive, mentally changing her major more times than she can count (the curse of a bona fide INFP). Her favorite activities include running cross...

Michaela Giovannelli

Michaela Giovannelli

Michaela Giovannelli is the religion editor of this year's Chimes. She is a sophomore from La Grange, IL, and, as everyone says, "it's a town right outside of Chicago." She is studying business finance and political science. She...

Harm Venhuizen

Harm Venhuizen

Harm Venhuizen is the editor-in-chief of Chimes for the 2021-22 school year. He has previously worked as a staff reporter, religion editor, and managing editor at Chimes, interned at Military Times, and is involved in a variety of e...

Mattheus Colyn

Mattheus Colyn

Mattheus Colyn is the Arts and Entertainment editor for Chimes. He is a junior majoring in mathematics, but he is passionate about film and photography as well. Though often occupied with homework, Mattheus also enjoys listening...