General Staff

Editor in Chief — Lauren DeHaan

Lauren Dehaan


Hey everyone! My name is Lauren DeHaan and I am an online 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 have a passion for keeping the Calvin community informed about our city so that we can be active and involved citizens.

Online Editor — Alden Hartopo


Alden Hartopo is the Chimes Online Editor for the 2014-15 school year. He is a senior from Jakarta, Indonesia studying Economics and International Relations. Alden believes that campus journalism is key to maintaining transparency and communication between the college and its stakeholders. He has previously served as the Campus News Co-Editor for the 2013-2014 school year.

Print Editor — John Muyskens

John Muyskens

John Muyskens is the Print editor for the 2014-15 school year and serves as the web manger as well. Computers have fascinated him since he was able to work a mouse (rest in peace, Doug Engelbart). When he is not fiddling with his page in the Chimes or designing posters for the SAO, you may find him studying that most poorly-named academic field: computer science.

Campus News Editors — Kate Parsons and Laura Sheppard

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Laura Sheppard

Hi, I’m Kate Parsons (pictured left) and I’m an online editor for this spring. Hailing from Jackson, MI, I’m a junior studying writing and international development. I like books and music and asking questions. My dream is to one day stare a bear in the eyes.

Laura Sheppard (pictured right) is the Chimes campus news co-editor for 2014-2015. She is a senior from Vassar, Michigan, and studying writing and studio art. Her hobbies include singing, running, telling bad jokes, and eating cheese. She also loves travel and adventure, and her spirit animal is a cat.

Sports Editor — Brian Exner

Brian Exner


Brian Exner is the Chimes sports editor for the 2014-2015 school year. He is a senior this fall majoring in Business with an operations concentration. Sports make his world go round but his interests are pretty well rounded. He want to make an impact on the world, one conversation at a time.

Local Editor — Emily Cole

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Emily Cole is the local news editor for the 2014-2015 school year. She is a current sophomore.

Arts and Entertainment Editor — Christian Becker

Christian Becker


Christian Becker is the Chimes Arts and Entertainment Editor for the 2014-2015 school year. He is a senior from Wyckoff, New Jersey studying Film and Media Production. He has a passion for everything pop culture and is excited to share that love with you. When he is not making a fool of myself on the Improv team, you can usually find him in a movie theater.

Religion Editor — Katelyn Bosch

Katelyn Bosch


Katelyn Bosch is the Chimes religion editor for the 2014-2015 year. She is a junior studying History and Strategic Communication from Allendale, MI. Coffee, stimulating conversations, Lord of the Rings, and the Beatles are among her favorite things, preferably a combination of these

Science and Technology Editor — Natasha Strydhorst

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Natasha Strydhorst is the Chimes Science and Technology editor for the 2014-15 school year. She is a junior Writing and Environmental Studies major from Calgary, Alberta (Canada). She enjoys reading, writing, the great outdoors, and virtually any combination thereof.

Opinion and Editorial Editor — Nathan Slauer

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Nathan Slauer serves as the editor of the opinion-editorial section of Chimes for 2014-2015. He is a fifth year senior from Grand Rapids, Michigan enrolled in the Secondary Education Program and majoring in Political Science, History, and Social Studies. Before serving as an editor, he worked as a Chimes staff writer from 2010-2014.

Features Editors — Hayley Cox and Ericka Buitenhuis

Hayley Cox is the Chimes Features Co-Editor for the 2014-2015 schhayley cox headshotool year. She is a Writing/History major from Northern California. As a full blown geek, she spends her free time keeping up on everything Marvel, Lord of the Rings, or Star Trek related. She hopes to make Chimes a forum for discussion among students and faculty alike, and is a welcome friend at any Friday lunch.


ericka buithenhuis


Ericka Buitenhuis is the Chimes Features editor for 2014-2015. She is from Zeeland, MI and is a Writing and Communications major. She absolutely adores exploring, hiking and photography as she finds nothing better than finding herself wandering around someplace new! Besides loving to write, Ericka an antique camera aficionado and has a passion for traveling!



Head Copy Editor — Grace Ruiter

Grace Ruiter is the Chimes Head Copyeditor for the 2014 Fall semester. She is a senior from the exotic Grand Rapids, Mich. studying writing and linguistics. She likes words, singing and traveling. She also enjoys Buzzfeed quizzes and British things. She is sorry in advance for taking out all the Oxford commas; AP style made her do it.

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Faculty Advisors

Lynn Rosendale, Associate Director of Communications and Marketing, Calvin College

lynn rosendale headshotHi, 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.


Donald Hettinga, English professor