Calvin University Chimes

2020-2021 Staff

Juliana Knot
Editor-in-Chief

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...

Managing Editor

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, currently interns at Military Times, and is involved in...

Afua Brantuo
Features Editor

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...

Lauren DeVries
Multimedia Editor

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 Editor this year. This is her second year on Chimes. She is currently in her junior year...

Sam Ballast
Layout Editor

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...

Religion Editor

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...

Ellington Smith
Sports Editor

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
Head Copy Editor

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...

William VanZytveld
Ad Sales Manager

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...

Abigail Ham
Staff Reporter

Abigail Ham

Abigail Ham is a staff reporter for Chimes this year. She is a sophomore studying Writing and Classical Studies. She grew up in rural Vermont and enjoys writing about politics, people in power, and other controversial subjects....

Abigail Poirier
Opinion & Editorial Editor

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...

Staff Reporter

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
Staff Reporter

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...

Katherine Benedict
Campus and Community Editor

Katherine Benedict

Katherine “Katie” Benedict is a junior who is excited to be serving as a Campus and Community Co-Editor this year. She is majoring in international relations, with minors in environmental studies and writing. Katherine has...

Sarah Gibes
Science & Technology Editor

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
Campus and Community Editor

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...

Mattheus Colyn
Arts and Entertainment Editor

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...