The Chimes

Sophia Silvester
Sophia Silvester is a freshman journalism major who enjoys meeting new dogs, drinking coffee and storytelling in all its forms.



I'm a native Californian that was transplanted to Idaho for seven years where I learned I love snow but hate long winters. Now that I'm back, I'm thoroughly enjoying the sunshine, the beach, and living within ten minutes of In-n-Out. This year I am attempting to combat my fear of failure through jumping headfirst into new experiences like writing for The Chimes as I work towards figuring out what I want to do as a career. Through reporting for The Chimes, I have discovered a love for connecting readers to people from different lifestyles and cultures by telling their stories in a way that bridges gaps. I also love the opportunity to teach my readers about topics I am learning about through the wide variety of articles I get to cover. 

When I'm not writing, you can find me reorganizing my dorm room for fun, reading books for Torrey, looking for dogs or researching new ways to make better coffee. 

Sophia Silvester, Staff Writer

Apr 02, 2020
SGA Rundown: Senators receive update on COVID-19, approve prayer book proposal (Story)
Mar 24, 2020
Crime Log — March 18 – March 24 (Story)
Mar 14, 2020
Engineering students design display case for 500-year-old Bible (Story)
Mar 12, 2020
SGA Rundown: Senators vote on Spring Symposium, hear proposals for women’s discussion and scholarships (Story)
Feb 26, 2020
Biola basic needs committee makes plan for a new permanent food pantry (Story)
Feb 20, 2020
SGA Rundown: Senate discusses diversity and inclusion responsibilities (Story)
Feb 17, 2020
Spring Symposium kicks off with an interracial relationship panel (Story)
Feb 12, 2020
Godwin/Ferguson elected SGA president and vice president (Story)
Feb 11, 2020
Crime Log — Feb. 3 – Feb. 10 (Story)
Feb 06, 2020
Biola Shares combats food insecurity (Story)
Jan 30, 2020
SGA Rundown: Senators vote on proposals and hear student group updates (Story)
Jan 23, 2020
SGA rundown: Senators brainstorm goals and hear two proposals. (Story)
Jan 22, 2020
MLK Chapel: racial barriers hinder us from a beloved community (Story)
Jan 16, 2020
SGA Rundown: Senate reconvenes to establish new semester goals (Story)
Nov 21, 2019
Muslims in Asia event brings awareness to lesser-known Muslim communities (Story)
Nov 12, 2019
Journalism and Public Relations split into two departments (Story)
Oct 31, 2019
Alpha hosts 21st annual Candyland (Story)
Oct 19, 2019
Information Security promotes cybersecurity amid rising digital threats (Story)
Oct 05, 2019
Salam outreach builds peace between Christians and local Muslims (Story)
Sep 20, 2019
Torrey Fall Convocation ceremony welcomes its largest-ever freshman class (Story)
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