Meet our on-call writers and on-call photographers here!
Editor in Chief — Ryan Struyk
Hey folks, I’m Ryan Struyk and I’m your editor in chief for the fall 2013 semester. I’m a senior from Grand Rapids, Mich. and I’m studying mathematics and political science. Being a journalist means being both a student and a teacher of the world, and that’s why my job is the best one out there.
Print Editor — Joseph Matheson
Joseph Matheson is a senior, majoring in biology and philosophy, and is also president of the chess club. He’s 6’1″,has phenomenal music taste, and rarely feels any emotion besides sleepiness. He consumes bananas by the bushel, oncebiked 30 miles for a sandwich, and suspects that there is something supernatural about Swedish Fish. Biggest fears: children, old people, eyeball cancer.
Campus News Co-editors — Connor Sterchi and Alden Hartopo
Hey everybody, my name is Alden Hartopo and I’m one of the campus news editors for the 2013-14 school year. I’m a junior from Jakarta, Indonesia studying International Relations and Economics. I believe that all forms of journalism function as an indispensable third party to facilitate communication, transparency and dialogue for students, faculty and staff.
Hi everyone, my name is Connor Sterchi and I’ll be one of the campus news editors for the 2013-14 school year. I’m from Crystal Lake, Ill. This is my senior year at Calvin and I’m planning to graduate with a major in writing and a minor in journalism. Writing is my passion and calling, which I hope to fulfill as a journalist and author.
Sports Co-editors — Jess Koster and Jacob Kuyvenhoven
Hey guys! I’m Jess Koster and I’m from the great Grand Rapids area. I’m currently as senior and will graduate after this semester with a degree in accounting. I will be co-editing the sports section for my third and final year. I love to travel and watch baseball and a combination of both. Feel free to stop by the office to talk Knights or Tigers with me at any time.
Hi, my name is Jacob Kuyvenhoven and I’m the sports co-editor for the 2013-14 school year. I’m from Grand Rapids, Mich. I’m a junior with a strategic communication major and a journalism minor. At the time of this writing, I have committed 2,525 fewer turnovers than LeBron James, thrown 205 fewer interceptions than Peyton Manning and struck out 816 fewer times than Albert Pujols.
Local News Editor — Lauren DeHaan
Hey everyone! My name is Lauren DeHaan and I am the local news editor for the 2013-2014 school year. I’m a junior studying economics and writing with a Spanish minor. I was born and raised in the Grand Rapids community and has a passion for keeping the Calvin community informed about our city so that we can be active and involved citizens.
Arts and Entertainment Editor — Nick Keeley
Hi everybody, I’m Nick Keeley and I’m the arts and entertainment editor for the 2013-14 school year. I am a senior studying film and media studies and journalism. I come from Mentor, Ohio, and I want to be a film and television critic after my time at Calvin.
Religion Editor — Nathan Groenewold
Hey, my name is Nathan Groenewold, I’ll be the editor for the brand new religion section for the 2013-14 school year. I am a senior studying English writing and I am enrolled in the pre-seminary program. I like to say I lead an interdisciplinary life. Not saying I lead it well, just saying I enjoy it.
Science and Technology Editor — John Muyskens
Hi, I’m John Muyskens and I’m the science and technology editor for the 2013-14 school year, while serving as the web manger as well. Computers have fascinated me since I was able to work a mouse (rest in peace, Doug Engelbart). When I am not fiddling with my page in the Chimes or designing posters for the SAO, you may find me studying that most poorly-named academic field: computer science.
Opinion and Editoral Editor — Abby Paternoster
Hi everyone! I’m Abby Paternoster and I’m the opinion and editorial editor for the 2013-14 school year. I’m a sophomore from Ann Arbor, Michigan studying International Development and Social Work. I love to travel, experience new cultures and witness the work God is doing around the world.
Features Editor — Catherine Kramer
My name is Catherine Kramer and I am a senior hailing from Grandville, Mich. I am the features section editor for the 2013-2014 school year. As an English literature major and writing minor, I have a love for words and people and the ways they interact.
Head Copy Editor — Becky Jen
Hello! My name is Becky Jen and I am one of the head copy editors for the 2013-2014 school year. I am a sophomore from Kentwood, Mich. and am studying literature and writing. In addition to a love of words and books, I have a fascination with clouds and giant pandas.
Photography Editor — Anna Delph
Hi! My name is Anna Delph and I’m the photography editor for the 2013-14 school year. I’m a sophomore, born and raised in the suburbs of Dallas-Fort Worth. I intend to major in something like photojournalism or documentary film. I have been taking pictures since I was old enough to hold a camera and I’m glad to finally put my hobby to good use.
Lynn Rosendale, associate director of communications and marketing
Hi, I’m Lynn Rosendale, managing editor of Spark, Calvin’s alumni magazine, and feature journalism professor — basically, I’m a storyteller. My work gives me the opportunity to share the stories of Calvin alums from all over the world who are doing amazing things with their education. I also get to teach students creative ways to find and tell stories.