A Warm Hello From Oregon

Hey HCCS blog-readers! For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Josh, a junior HCCS member, and I’m studying off-campus this semester at the Oregon Extension in Lincoln, OR. I arrived here in Lincoln, a little cluster of houses (whose population grew by about 250% with the arrival of our cohort of 28 students) […]

HCCS Fall Fest-ival Line-Up

Have you heard about the mini festival Concert Series is hosting on October 30th? If not, no worries! Check us out between the BSC and the Campus Ministries building from 3- 7 to see some of your favorite student performers from Hope! Want to know who is playing? Well, we’ve got our line-up for you […]

Our Favorite Live Concert Memories

Our Concert Series members have been missing the live concert scene these past few months and we are sure you have too. However, we are excited to announce that on Friday, October 30th, we will be hosting our first live concert of the semester!! This fun Fall Fest event will feature all your favorite student […]

Notes to Self: Music as a Form of Trauma Therapy

The month of October carries with it the feeling of fall, apple orchid visits, and a warm cider on a crisp and chilly afternoon. However, for some, the month of October holds a very different meaning as it marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month. During this month, we take time to recognize the stories and experiences […]

Fighting Injustice with Song: A Brief History of Protest Music in America

Music has always been a representation of what is inside of us. We are complex beings that hold strong opinions, a wide range of emotions, and a very, very loud voice. Throughout history, music has served as a voice for the people in times of need, discomfort, and revolution. As Hope College Concert Series, it […]

What have HCCS members been listening to? (Part 2)

We are back with the second half of recommendations from our members! Don’t forget to follow us on Spotify @hopeconcerts! Alex: My favorite project from last semester: Circles, by Mac Miller. Mac Miller unfortunately passed away in September of 2018, but he was recording material for this album, Circles, up until his death. Posthumous albums […]