Staff

General Staff

Editor in Chief — Anna Delph

Anna Deph

My name is Anna Delph, I am a senior with an Interdisciplinary major, and I will be serving as Chimes’ Editor in Chief this year. In my past three years at Chimes I have been an on-call photographer, Photo Editor, and Features Editor, and I have I first joined the Chimes staff as a volunteer photographer during my freshman year. Since then I have been a Staff writer, on-call photographer, Photo Editor, Features Editor, and will now be stepping up as Editor in Chief for the 2015-2016 school year. Originally from Texas, I came to Calvin to enjoy the Michigan weather and study an interdisciplinary major in Communication Design. I aspire to be an international photojournalist. I believe student newspapers serve an essential role on campus as objective facilitators of conversation in the communities which they serve. I am proud to carry a torch that has been handed down for over a century, and am enthusiastic about leading a team of passionate, talented students to make an impact on Calvin’s campus.”

Print Editor — Josh Parks

Hello! I’m Josh Parks, and I am the print editor for Chimes this year. I’m a sophomore from Holland, MI, double-majoring in violin performance and English literature (and I’m convinced that will qualify me for more than just a double shift at Starbucks). When I’m not down in the basement of Commons Annex working on Chimes, I can most often be found in the CFAC practice room hallway doing some mix of homework, practicing and nothing in particular. I eagerly await every chance to throw a Tolkien reference, Disney song or Princess Bride quote into a conversation (or maybe even an article). I’m excited to help bring all of our readers another great year of Chimes.

Online Editor — Katelyn Bosch

Katelyn Bosch

Hi everyone! My name is Katelyn Bosch and I am the Online editor for Chimes in the 2015-2016 school year. I know this is going to be a great year with Chimes and I am excited to foster dialogue within Calvin community through our content. I am a senior working towards a double major in history and strategic communication. I have three sisters whom I adore, and a senile, little dog named Theodore Bernard (aka Teddy Bear).In order to tell you a bit about myself, I have rewritten “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music:

Running on trails and books that are written
Really old music and characters smitten
Coffee and traveling, Lord of the Rings
These are a few of my favorite things.ll

Campus News Editor — Maddie Hughey

Maddie Hughey

Hey guys! My name is Maddie and I’ll be the campus co-editor this year after being an on-call writer for the past year. I am a sophomore from the south of France and sometimes the west of Michigan. I’m currently undecided major wise because I want to study everything and can’t decide what to pick. I love to read, go horse-riding, eat sugar in all of its various forms and not do any physical activity unless absolutely necessary to my survival. My dream is to write/shoot (photography, not guns) for National Geographic and/or be a cowboy.

Campus News Editor — Jon Gorter

Jon Gorter

Greetings, Calvin! I’m Jon Gorter, and I’m a Co-Campus editor this year for Chimes. I’m a junior Environmental Studies and English Writing double major, I’m from Cutlerville, Michigan, and this is my first year on Chimes staff. In the past, I’ve served as a staff writer and dedicated reader. A few of my hobbies include: bird watching, cooking, biking, brewing kambucha, and strenuously toiling over Where’s Waldo books with my 2-year-old housemate, Fin. I’m a big fan of journalism, and I can’t wait to see what the year holds.

Sports Editor — Mark Peless

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I’m Mark and I’m a sophomore here at Calvin. I wrote for sports last year and this year I get the opportunity to be the sports editor. I’m from Grand Rapids and I’m currently commuting, though last year I lived in RVD. My major is writing and there’s a good chance I could add other majors or minors such as journalism or literature. I love God and strive to live a life glorifying of him. I enjoy hip hop and once in a blue moon I’ll even rap. I played baseball up until coming to Calvin, though I’m a big fan of sports in general.

 

 Local Editor — Sophie Van Sickle

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My name is Sophie VanSickle and I am the Local editor for this year. I’m a senior Writing and Psychology major, and I come from a little town called Middleville, Michigan. This is my first year working with Chimes, but during my time at Calvin, I’ve also been a Cultural Discerner and a consistent participant of Dance Guild. I spend most of my free time writing or reading Young Adult fiction, and I’ve grown up living on a lake, so my happy place is most definitely near a body of water (preferably when it’s warm, but this is Michigan, so I can’t be picky). I’m quite excited to kick off my last year of college writing with Chimes!

 

Arts and Entertainment Editor — Nate Hunt

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My name is Nate Hunt and I’m the Chimes Arts and Entertainment editor for the 2015-2016 school year. I’m a junior studying Organizational Communication and Journalism from Pawtucket, Rhode Island. When I’m not doing scholarly stuff, which is basically all the time, I’m living off of a steady diet of movies, TV shows and video games and playing rugby in whatever time I have left. I love writing and hope to end up as a film critic some day. Some of my personal favorite movies are “Lawrence of Arabia” and “The Godfather.” I’m passionate about pop culture and hope that rubs off on you and gets you excited about the entertainment industry.

Religion Editor — Eckhart Chan

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Hello! My name is Eckhart Chan and I’ll be working as the religion editor for Chimes this year. I’m currently a junior studying religion, philosophy, and classics. Although I was born in Chicago I grew up just outside of Seattle for most of my life. Things I enjoy in my free time: going out for late night eats, Netflix binge watching, and good books. I like football (especially when my fantasy team is doing well), but basketball will always be #1…and yes, I’m still waiting for the Sonics to come back into my life. I’m excited to be on Chimes this year and am looking forward to the stories ahead, see you around!

Science and Technology Editor — Natasha Strydhorst

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Hello everyone. My name is Natasha Strydhorst; I am the Science and Technology editor for this semester. I am a senior writing and environmental studies major hailing from Calgary, Alberta (Canada, eh?). I am involved with Calvin’s beekeeping club, the first year research in earth sciences course and Chimes. I enjoy reading, writing, the great outdoors and virtually any combination thereof Aside from Chimes, my favourite publications are Canadian Geographic and National Geographic. My favourite author is C. S. Lewis and my favourite place (of those I’ve seen so far) is Banff National Park. I really look forward to meeting and working with you science and technology writers out there!

 
Opinion and Editorial Editor — Kelsey Powers

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Hi! My name’s Kelsey Powers, and I’m a junior here at Calvin College. I’m the Opinion/Editorial editor, from only an hour away, and I’m kind of chronically obsessed with superheroes and video games. I’m an English – Writing major, an English – Literature minor and possibly an English – Linguistics minor, if I add it. Clearly, I really love English. My favorite author in the world is J.R.R. Tolkien (I took the class on him last semester, and it was amazing) and the color purple is awesome. I’m looking forward to writing for my section, and I’ll do my best to not write about superheroes every week. Thanks for reading, all!

 

 Features Editor— Hannah Fertich

My name is Hannah Fertich and I am the features editor at the Chimes this semester. I am from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and am still getting used to the brutal Michigan winters. I am currently a sophomore studying graphic design. I enjoy traveling and exploring other countries. I studied abroad at a boarding school in South Korea for a semester of my senior year in high school. It was quite an experience and I would love to study abroad again during my time at Calvin. My goal as features editor is to focus on topics both big and small to create a broader sense of connection within the Calvin community.

My name is Hannah Fertich and I am the features editor at the Chimes this semester. I am from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and am still getting used to the brutal Michigan winters. I am currently a sophomore studying graphic design. I enjoy traveling and exploring other countries. I studied abroad at a boarding school in South Korea for a semester of my senior year in high school. It was quite an experience and I would love to study abroad again during my time at Calvin. My goal as features editor is to focus on topics both big and small to create a broader sense of connection within the Calvin community.

Head Copy-Editor- Becky Jen

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Greetings and salutations! My name is Becky Jen, and I will be serving as head copy editor this year, which—to my dismay—means that, among other things, I’m responsible for the elimination of the nifty Oxford comma. I’m a senior studying English literature with a Chinese minor thrown in for fun. As a stereotypical English major, I immensely enjoy words, books, libraries, coffee, Bananagrams and late-night chats. When I am not scribbling down book titles to add to an ever-growing list of books to read, I enjoy thrifting, playing piano, spending time outside and adventuring my way through life with family, friends and strangers alike.

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Faculty Advisors

Jennifer Hoag, Photography professor