The Chimes

Christian Leonard

Christian Leonard, Editor-in-Chief

Christian Leonard is a junior journalism major whose affinity for chickens is really getting out of hand. He can often be found singing in the office, wrapped around a book, or arguing for the classification of cereal as a soup.

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I came to Biola a nervous freshman, not really sure what I wanted to do during my time at university. Years of prayer and waiting seemed fruitless, until an academic counselor recommended I contact the Chimes, since I had shown a modest interest in journalism. I figured it was worth a shot, so I got in touch with the news editors. After a brief chat, I left, figuring I would write for them the following semester.

I was assigned my first story a few days later. The following semester, I became a news apprentice, stepping into a full editorship my sophomore year. Through the experience, I gained a greater appreciation for the bustling community that is Biola—its students, its administration, and its culture—and a deeper desire to serve it through storytelling.

As my time as news editor drew to a close, I was encouraged to apply for the editor-in-chief position, a prospect which both intimidated and thrilled me. Yet I ultimately saw it as a way to better support the publication through which God showed me His desire for my life. Now, as I oversee the Chimes, I am committed to upholding myself and the newspaper to standard of excellence, and to helping train the next generation of student journalists.

All content by Christian Leonard
Cereal is a soup

Cereal is a soup

April 1, 2019
The new SGA logo

SGA launches rebrand

April 10, 2018
Todd Guy conducts a choir

Guy chosen as new dean

February 21, 2018
Haven residents and guests take part in a line dance during the resurrected Deck the Haven event.

Deck the Haven lives on

December 7, 2017
A nursing professor and students

Nursing survived, barely

November 29, 2017
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