The Chimes

Amanda Frese
Amanda Frese is a sophomore journalism major who enjoys listening to Bob Dylan, riding bikes and writing.

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At my home in Tuolumne, California there is a driveway etched with bike skid marks, “A House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros sitting on the patio table, and the sound of “Mr. Tambourine Man” by Bob Dylan playing from radio speakers. When I moved to Biola University in 2018, I continued listening to all of Bob Dylan’s albums, although I expanded my music taste a little. Unfortunately, I did not have room in my car to bring my bike to college, but you can find me skateboarding when I am not reading books or writing for the Chimes. 

I decided to study journalism in my senior year of high school because I knew that I loved writing and talking to people. In the spring semester of my freshman year, I started writing for the news section of the Chimes and fell in love with the process of putting together an article and seeing my own name in the byline. 

This year, I will be the Opinions Editor and I am so excited to serve the Biola community by helping to give people the opportunity to share their opinions and discuss important topics with others. I look forward to seeing how God uses the Chimes to further His Kingdom this year!


Amanda Frese, Opinions Editor (Fall 2019)

Feb 21, 2020
Anonymous social media fosters non-confrontation (Story)
Feb 07, 2020
Start neglecting stress and stop neglecting sleep (Story)
Jan 24, 2020
Australian government response shows passivity in response to climate change (Story)
Dec 09, 2019
Servant leadership surpasses corrupt politics (Story)
Nov 20, 2019
Boycotting corporations demands more than choosing a sandwich (Story)
Nov 15, 2019
The enneagram test should not define personality (Story)
Oct 28, 2019
Self-promotional advertisements deceive voters (Story)
Oct 18, 2019
Affirmative action encourages diversity in colleges (Story)
Oct 09, 2019
Let’s be honest about cheating (Story)
Oct 07, 2019
Impeaching Trump protects from future abuses of power (Story)
Sep 23, 2019
Student athletes should be paid (Story)
Sep 20, 2019
Instant gratification causes vape addiction (Story)
Sep 11, 2019
Censorship at Liberty University deprives students of a well-rounded education (Story)
Sep 09, 2019
America must consider involvement in Hong Kong (Story)
Sep 04, 2019
Gun violence is the result of a violent culture (Story)
May 04, 2019
Social media instigates chaos (Story)
May 02, 2019
Health Center provides resources for students in case of measles infection (Story)
Apr 26, 2019
Earth Day needs to be every day (Story)
Apr 25, 2019
SGA Rundown: Senators receive CPR training and consider proposals (Story)
Apr 24, 2019
Music majors show out at popular music concert (Story)
Apr 16, 2019
Student writers celebrate spirit and story (Story)
Apr 12, 2019
SGA Rundown: NCAA, change in senate positions and success for transfer students featured (Story)
Apr 11, 2019
Students provide aid to victims of the floods in Indonesia (Story)
Apr 05, 2019
The Force awakens with Men of Honor for Mock Rock 2019 (Story)
Mar 29, 2019
Speech and debate coach wins national award (Story)
Mar 11, 2019
Biola hosts homeschool debate tournament after decade-long hiatus (Story)
Feb 28, 2019
SGA Rundown: Senators revisit SGA positions and athletic boosters (Story)
Feb 20, 2019
Spanish professor launches new language program (Story)
Feb 13, 2019
Missions Conference announces 2019 theme (Story)
Feb 07, 2019
SGA Rundown: Proposals given for film projects and new student planners (Story)
Jan 31, 2019
SGA Rundown: Senators hear from The Dwelling and fund scholarships for students (Story)
Jan 24, 2019
SGA Rundown: SCORR, scholarships and sharing come to the Senate (Story)
Oct 05, 2018
Campus Safety brings earthquake simulator to Biola (Story)
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