On-call Staff Members

Our on-call staff members are writers and photographers who cover our more sensitive stories and larger events around campus.

On-call writers


Hi everyone! My name is Ben Rietema and I’m an on-call writer for the 2013-14 school year. Being from Boulder, CO, I have in my possession Birkenstocks, long hair, and use the adjective “tight” quite a bit. I enjoy what some might call an over-fondness for carrots that gives me eyesight that can pierce through walls, and apparently, I like reading because I’m an English major.

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Hey! I’m Leah Jonker and I’m an on-call writer for the 2013-14 school year. I’m from Pinewood Springs, Colo., and I’m majoring in geography and writing. Living in the mountains, I’d like to say I’m a hardcore explorer, but the truth is, I’m a sugar addict who loves Skittles and frosting, and currently have an ice pack tied to my leg from this afternoon’s hike.

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Heya everyone!  I’m Hayley Cox, returning on-call writer for Chimes, and a Writing/History major from Northern California. A full blown geek, I spend my free time keeping up on everything Marvel, Lord of the Rings, or Star Trek related. I hope to make Chimes a forum for discussion among students and faculty alike, a welcome friend at any Friday lunch.

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Hello! I’m Julia LaPlaca and one of the on-call writers for the 2013-14 school year. I’m from West Chicago, Ill. and am entering my sophomore year as a literature and art history major. Working with Chimes satisfies my innate desire to snoop around the Calvin bubble and keep in touch with the world outside.

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Hi there! I’m Sydney Chipman, a new on-call writer for Chimes! I’ll be a sophomore Media Production major with a Journalism minor. An avid sports fan, my favorite teams are MSU and the Detroit Tigers. I secretly hope to someday marry Miguel Cabrera! I also like playing my piano and saxophone when I have free time.

On-call photographers

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Hi all! I’m Chantelle Yazzie and I’m an on-call photographer for the 2013-14 school year. I’m from Heart Butte, New Mexico, and I’m majoring in social work and studio art. I am a photographer aiming to become a professional commercial photographer but also use my skills within my social work practice and also become a photojournalist. I can also recite the whole SpongeBob episode, ”Pizza Delivery,” by myself.

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Hi! My name is Anna Delph and I’m an on-call photographer 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’ve 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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Hey everybody, I’m James Li and I’m an on-call photographer for the 2013-14 school year. I was born and raised in Hong Kong, and I’m studying English writing. My mom thinks my songwriting is pretty great, too.