Staff

General Staff

Editor in Chief — Joseph Matheson
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Hey, I am Joseph Matheson and I’m a senior majoring in biology and philosophy. I am also president of the chess club. I’m 6’1″, have phenomenal music taste, and rarely feel any emotion besides sleepiness. I consume bananas by the bushel, once biked 30 miles for a sandwich, and suspects that there is something supernatural about Swedish Fish. Biggest fears: children, old people, eyeball cancer.

Online Co-editors — Lauren DeHaan and Kate Parsons
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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.

kate parsons online co-editor

Hi, I’m Kate Parsons 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.

Campus News Co-editors — Alden Hartopo and Connor Sterchi
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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.

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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 Editor — Jacob Kuyvenhoven
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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.

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 Editors — Bekah Coggin and Nathan Groenewold

Hi, I’m Bekah Coggin, a senior from Norton Shores, MI. During the 2013-2014 school year, I’ll be a co-editor of the new religion section! I’m majoring in mathematics and studying physics also in preparation for graduate studies in applied mathematics next fall.

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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
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Hi, I’m John Muyskens, and I’m the science and technology editor for the 2013-14 school year. I’m also serving as our Chimes web manager. 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 Editorial Editor — Abby Paternoster
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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Faculty Advisors

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

David Hoekema, Philosophy professor

My involvement with Chimes goes back to my student days at Calvin (1968-72), when I was a regular contributor but not an editor; I became faculty advisor in spring 2014.  My work at Calvin has involved serving as Academic Dean, Interim Vice President for Student Life, and (since 2000) Professor of Philosophy. When I’m not teaching I love cycling, cross-country skiing, photography, and singing. I am glad to help Chimes uphold a long and distinguished tradition of thoughtful, independent, and constructive student involvement in the life of the college.