Our Staff

Abby Doonan

Abby Doonan ('24), a communication and theatre double major, is the Arts Editor. She loves acting, any music that makes her dance or sing, hula hooping, romcom movies, and all things Marvel. Abby is passionate about arts journalism and strives to publish content that keeps you updated on all the artsy things!

Aubrey Brolsma

Aubrey Brolsma ('23) is a former Staff Writer and current Editor for the Campus section. She is double majoring in History and Classical Studies and wants to one day earn a PhD and pursue a career in the academic field. She is from Noblesville, IN and can often be found with a book in hand. She has been on the Anchor staff since the Fall of 2020. A former Phelps scholar and Emmaus scholar, she is passionate about social justice matters. Currently, Aubrey works in leadership at Klooster Writing Center and as the intern at Hope Church RCA. She is also involved in Prism and is an oration coach of Nykerk.

Carole Chee

Carole Chee ('24) is the editor for the Beyond section. A double major in English and Women's & Gender Studies, you can find her around campus in the Keppel House, behind the library's research help desk, or in the theatre prop shop! She is passionate about uplifting each person's unique story and voice.

Claudia Hwang

Claudia Hwang is a Freshman at Hope. She plans to graduate in 2026 with a major in English. On top of her classes and editing for The Anchor, she is involved in College Chorus. She was also cast in the 2022 fall play, Silent Sky. She enjoys reading, sleeping on (or under) random surfaces, and singing until she loses her voice.

Elijah Maxwell

Eli ('23) is a senior from Noblesville, Indiana currently working as a Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Anchor. He is a psychology major with minors in classics and writing. In addition to working at the Anchor he is a writing assistant at the Klooster Center for Excellence in Writing and the SARD of Cook Hall. After his time at Hope, he plans to further his education and become a therapist.

Grace Gruner

Grace Gruner ('23) is a Creative Writing major and Section Editor for The Anchor. On any given day you can find her at a Holland coffee shop, and on most days, it's Ferris Coffee.

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Lauren Schiller

Lauren Schiller ('25) is a sophomore from Oxford, Michigan. She is one of the Co-Editors-in-Chief at the Anchor. A communication and global studies double major, Lauren is also on the TEDxHopeCollege Executive Team, a writing assistant at the Klooster Center for Excellence in Writing, and the founder and chapter lead of Hope Students Demand Action for Gun Safety. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching movies, and being with her friends and family.

Mark Lewison

Mark Lewison is The Anchor's faculty advisor and director of the Klooster Center for Excellence in Writing.

Madeline Kenney

Madeline ('25) is a sophomore from Livonia, MI and she is the Social Media, Publicity, & Web Manager of the Anchor. She is studying Business and Biology. At Hope, Madeline is also a core member on SAC, a TedxHopeCollege Executive Team Member, and the Business Club Lead. She is athletically involved in Cross Country, Basketball, and Track. In her free time, Madeline enjoys biking, baking, and spending time with family and friends.

Sarah Stevenson

Sarah Stevenson (’23) is the photographer for The Anchor; she adopted the passion in high school and is glad to be able to continue it through college. Despite her love for photography, she is majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry on the pre-med track. In addition to being involved with Hope’s newspaper, she also mentors Holland middle school students through the Step-Up program and conducts research in the Biology Department. In her free time, Sarah enjoys seeing family and friends, biking outside, sailing, hammocking and reading.

Therese Joffre

Therese Joffre ('24) is studying chemistry and plans to pursue a PhD in chemistry. She is the Opinion Editor of The Anchor, the website/marketing managers of The Bell Tower, a TA in the chemistry and anatomy labs, a tutor, does research in organic chemistry, and is the campus leader for the Ford Leadership Forum. In her free time, she enjoys travel, reading, adventuring in the outdoors and eating a variety of foods.