About Us

The Chimes has been Biola University’s student-run news publication for over 80 years. It began in 1938, when Biola was still in Los Angeles. Through the years, the Chimes has won multiple awards, mostly from Baptist Press. In 2010, the Chimes was awarded first place for the overall newspaper division there, and second for online. In 2011, the Chimes was awarded a Pacemaker for print and was nominated for an Online Pacemaker by the Associated Collegiate Press, the largest and oldest college media organization in the nation. In 2013, the Chimes was awarded an Online Pacemaker. Since then, the Chimes has also earned several additional awards, including first place for its print design in the 2017 California College Media Awards.

The mission of the Chimes is to serve the Biola community by seeking truth and encouraging healthy discussion. Its staff seeks to provide information, clarity, and context—while recognizing God’s active power and presence in human life and culture.

The Chimes also serves as a training ground for future journalists, allowing them to gain crucial experience as members of a highly dedicated staff. Their time with the Chimes will help them to perform their professional duties with excellence while also remaining true to the biblical principles they have learned and practiced as student journalists.

Print dates are every other Thursday except for breaks, holidays and a few select dates.
Deadline for letters to the editor is Monday night at 8 p.m. and must be no longer than 250 words in length.

About Us