Our Staff

Amanda Olson

Amanda Olson ('21) is the Webmaster at The Anchor.

Alli Mitchell

Alli Mitchell ('22) is a Staff Writer for the Beyond section. She is majoring in Political Science and double minoring in Art History and Environmental Studies. She can usually be found with a cup of coffee in the library or at LJs. On-campus, she is a member of the Alpha Gamma Phi sorority, works in the Biology Department and at Cup and Chaucer, and is involved in the Phelps Scholars Program. In her free time, she enjoys reading, yoga, writing, hammocking, photography, and spending time with friends.

Annie Kopp

Annie is the Features Editor for the Anchor, pairing well with her double major in Communication and English. She is from New Hampshire and enjoys playing music, reading, and being outdoors. You can probably find her slacklining in the Pine Grove on a sunny day. Annie started at the Anchor in the fall of 2019 and is excited to develop her journalism skills throughout her time here at Hope. Over the summer she works as a barista in New Hampshire and because of this she always enjoys a good cup of coffee! Annie is also part of the Cross Country Ski Club on campus and was a member of the ‘Heez family for two years!

Aubrey Brolsma

Aubrey Brolsma ('23) is a Staff Writer 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, but has been working at Cup and Chaucer since the beginning of her time at Hope. A former Phelps Scholar, she is passionate about social justice matters.

Claire Buck

Claire Buck ('22) is a Co-Editor-in-Chief at The Anchor.

Elijah Maxwell

Eli ('23) is a first year student from Noblesville, Indiana currently working as the Voices Editor for the Anchor. He is a psychology major and a member of the Promethean fraternity. In addition to working at the Anchor he is a writing assistant at the Klooster Center for Excellence in Writing as well as a tenor saxophonist with the Jazz Arts Collective. After his time at Hope he plans to further his education and become a therapist.

Grace Davidson

Grace Davidson ('21) is a Staff Writer at the Anchor.

Katelyn DeReus

Katie DeReus (‘22) is the Beyond section editor this semester. She is a political science major and is the class of 2024’s Nykerk music coach. Katie’s favorite parts about working at The Anchor are the relationships that she’s been able to build, and the opportunity to present the unique viewpoints of Hope students to the rest of the student body.

Katy Smith

Katy Smith (‘23) is a communications major, theatre and writing minor at Hope. Her passions lie in the arts, specifically playwriting, poetry, performing, and any music that makes you feel wanderlust. She is so honored to be the Anchor’s Arts Editor! She strives to give Hope’s wonderful arts programs the platform they deserve.

Kraig Smithon

Mark Lewison

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

Lindsey Muller

Lindsey Muller ('21) is the Media Manager at the Anchor. She is the head of graphic design and manages all of the Anchor's social media channels.

Liz Mathews

Liz Mathews (‘22) holds the position of Copy Editor at the Anchor and is pursuing a studio art major with a business minor. With the long-term goal of being a graphic designer, she intends to attend graduate school for art. Outside of academics, she values spending time with both family and friends. Her hobbies include sampling a plethora of coffee shops, watering her dying plants and taking naps. She loves to bake cookies, but more often than not burns them to a point of no return. She is the president of a book club where she and the members read one book every month, and is a member of Kappa Beta Phi.

Maddy Eppard

Mikayla Zobeck

Mikayla Zobeck (‘22) is the Business Manager for the Anchor. She is studying business with a minor in biochemistry with the hopes of attending pharmacy school following a Master in Global Epidemiology. She is from Haslett, Michigan and enjoyed growing up near Michigan State. Mikayla was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and recently published an article with The Cresset covering aspects of Tim O’Brien’s highly acclaimed Vietnam War novel, “The Things They Carried.” She is excited to continue to work for the Anchor and develop relationships with local Holland businesses.

Morgan Brown

Morgan Brown ('21) is the Production Manager at the Anchor, a position that includes the roles of copy chief, head of the Creativity Team, and web editor.

Ruth Holloway

Ruth Holloway (’21) serves as a Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Anchor alongside the brilliant Claire Buck. Ruth is studying political science and history and in her spare time enjoys cooking, reading, biking and creating playlists for her radio show on WTHS 89.9. After her time at Hope, Ruth plans either to attend graduate school or attempt to make a meager living as a journalist. If neither of those plans work out, she hopes to go off the grid and raise sled dogs in the far reaches of the Alaskan wilderness.

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.

Susanne Davis

Tim Embertson

Tim Embertson ('21) is a Staff Writer at the Anchor.

Zachary Dankert

Zach Dankert ('21) is one of the Campus Co-Editors at the Anchor.