Calvin College Chimes

2017-2018 Staff

Sam Ballast

On-Call Writer

Sam is a new on-call writer for Chimes and is from Grand Rapids, MI. She is a freshman majoring in Graphic Design and minoring in Business. When she’s not writing Chimes articles, you could probably find her drinking coffee in the...

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Isabella Ebbert

Sports Co-Editor

Bella is the new co-editor for the sports section of Chimes. She’s a sophomore from Lake Orion, Mich. and a political science major with a journalism minor. She’s conveniently interested in a career in sports journalism, and is...

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Alejandra Crevier

Campus Co-Editor

Alejandra is a campus co-editor for Chimes and junior studying linguistics and literature. She’s excited to work with the paper this year. She enjoys talking about sad things over coffee, but isn’t short of laughter toward...

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Dana Drosdick

On-Call Writer

Consider Dana your go-to-gal for anything about social justice, feminism, digital advertising, or productivity/time management. A current junior studying Digital Communications and Spanish with an English writing minor, she strives...

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Yolanda Chow

On-Call Writer

Yolanda is an on-call writer for Chimes, and, perhaps not surprisingly, a writing major. She’s a junior from Hong Kong who enjoys discovering new places and ideas, drawing cartoonishly, and laughing at puns of dubious qualit...

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Sam Ballast

On-Call Writer

Sam is a new on-call writer for Chimes and is from Grand Rapids, Mich. She is a freshman majoring in Graphic Design and minoring in Business. When she’s not writing Chimes articles, you could probably find her drinking coffee...

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Juliana Knot

Religion Editor

Juliana is the religion editor for Chimes. She hails from Flossmoor, a small town in Chicago’s south suburbs. She is studying German and deciding what she would like to add as an additional major. Like most freshmen, she’...

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Ben "Benson" Henson

Ad Sales Manager

Benson is the advertising sales manager for 2017-2018. He is a Senior from Shawnee, Okla., majoring in both theatre and business with concentrations in entrepreneurship and marketing. Any time he does not spend in the theatre i...

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Purun Yeo

Sports Editor

Purun Yeo is the sports co-editor for Chimes 2017-2018. He is a sophomore from Cairo, Egypt, and is currently double majoring in international relations and business. Purun loves to travel, and his favorite food is a chicken s...

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Joshua Polanski

On-Call Writer

Joshua Polanski is a sophomore from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. He’s majoring in strategic communications and religion with a minor in journalism. Joshua has aspirations of being at the intersection of writing and politics. He is ...

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Jessica Zylstra

Layout Editor

Jessica Zylstra is the photo editor for 2017-2018. She is a sophomore from Grand Rapids, Mich., majoring in biology and art with a minor in French. Jessica is a member of Calvin’s Women’s Golf team. She enjoys sketching, a g...

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Molly Bruns

On-Call Writer

Molly Bruns is a junior from Holland, Mich. She is studying strategic communications and journalism. Along with classes and being an on-call writer for Chimes, she also works at the research desk in the library. In her spare time she likes to read,...

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Hannah Butler

On-Call Writer

Hannah Butler is a senior linguistics major from Texas. She had the privilege of being a McGregor Fellow this summer and hopes to continue her research in a graduate program next year. Hannah’s love of exploring characterizes...

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Kathryn Mae Post

On-Call Writer

Kathryn Mae is a senior English writing and political science major from New Jersey known for her love of scented candles, social justice and musical theatre. Although she is infamously terrible at spelling, she makes up for i...

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David Fitch

Sci-Tech Editor

David Fitch is a senior English literature major/Information systems minor and this year’s Science and Technology editor. David is a humanities guy who hails from the highly scientific/technological community of Ann Arbor, MI. Wit...

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Mark Peless

Multimedia Editor

Mark is the multimedia editor of Chimes for the 2017-2018 academic year. He is a senior from all over Grand Rapids, and graduated from The Potter’s House High School in 2014. Mark is a Writing major with aspirations in various fie...

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Josh Parks


Josh is the editor-in-chief of Chimes for 2017-2018. He’s a senior from Holland, Mich., studying English literature and violin performance, and this is his second year as editor-in-chief. He’ll seize any opportunity to add a pun, ...

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Morgan Anderson

On-Call Writer

Morgan is the local editor of Chimes for 2017-2018.  She’s a junior studying English-writing and strategic communication as a double major and Spanish as a minor. Hailing from the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, Morgan is an ...

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Katie Ulrich

On-Call Writer

Katie is an on-call writer for Chimes who is studying strategic communication and international development studies. She is a senior from Harrisburg, Penn., but Grand Rapids feels like home to her more and more each day. She’ll tak...

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Rae Gernant

Head Copy Editor

Rae, whose first name isn’t Rae, is head copy editor for 2017-2018. She is a senior from West Des Moines, Iowa and is majoring in English secondary education with minors in ESL and Spanish. When she is not adding stylistic com...

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Emily Joy Stroble

Campus Co-Editor

Emily Stroble is a senior studying English: writing. She hails from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado but loves the fall colors and December snows of Michigan. Emily enjoys engaging the diverse community of Calvin College, watching per...

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Brandon is the arts and entertainment editor and also a senior with a double major in writing and film studies. Please don’t bother asking him what he’s doing after graduation because he doesn’t know yet. Besides writing Chime...

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Courtney Zonnefeld

Staff Writer

Courtney Zonnefeld is a senior writing major and was the religion editor for Fall 2017. She grew up in Des Moines, Iowa, and will happily chatter away about the city’s amazing downtown farmers’ market.  When not in class, th...

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Julia Mckee

Op-Ed Editor

Julia is the opinion and editorial editor for 2017-2018. Although new to op-ed, she is not new to Chimes. She’s been a volunteer writer, an on-call writer, campus co-editor, and is excited to add op-ed editor to the list. Julia ...

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Michelle Hofman

Features Editor

Michelle Hofman is the features editor for the second year running. She is a junior from the small town of Wyoming, Mich., and she enjoys reading fantasy books and practicing yoga. Her double major consists of writing and literat...

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Peter Ford

Managing Editor

Pete Ford was previously a campus co-editor, and has now been moved up to managing editor. He is a sophomore from the great city of Grand Rapids, Mich. He is majoring in literature and minoring in Greek. This past summer he took...

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