Upcoming Semester Highlights

First semester is out of the way, so now there’s all of the fun stuff associated with second semester! Here is a list of some of the fun things going on the next few months:


Hope Basketball is the best sport to watch in my opinion because we have the Dew Crew as well as having an awesome team! Being part of the Dew Crew is so much fun because you all have a shirt, you drink Mountain Dew during halftime, you learn fun dances and stuff and it’s a great stress-reliever! It’s also really fun because for me, I have made friends with some of the players so it makes watching a lot more enjoyable because I actually know who is playing. Our team and fan section is especially awesome when the Hope vs. Calvin game arrives because the feud is so great that winning is the ultimate feat.

Winter Fantasia

Although I have yet to go to Winter Fantasia, I’m super excited about it this year because it’s this upcoming Saturday in Grand Rapids. If you don’t know what it is, it’s a winter dance put on by SAC in Grand Rapids. Tons of dessert and entertainment are provided, so getting a group together and just having some fun is what it’s all about. It’s also really fun just to have a reason to get all dressed up and take pictures and pull some horrendous dance moves that have yet to be mastered.


With a new semester comes a new set of intramurals to participate in. For me, I am planning on playing co-ed volleyball, co-ed soccer, and co-ed Frisbee. I especially love soccer because I grew up playing and this is my only chance to really play again and enjoy the sport. In addition, I’m really excited for Frisbee because I was on the winning team last year so it will be awesome if we could pull out another win this year and get intramural champion shirts!

Preparing for Summer and Applications

If you read some of my previous posts, you would be aware that I am going to be traveling to Vienna in May to study abroad! I’m getting really excited about it since I have friends going with me as well. However, I’m also slowly getting anxious and nervous about it because I don’t know what to expect completely. In addition, I’m also getting anxious about this summer after Vienna because I need to take the GRE and start applying for graduate school. Having that on my plate for the next few months and into senior year will definitely be hectic and time consuming, but I really hope all of my efforts in the next few months pay off and I get accepted to some of the schools I plan on applying to.

I really hope some of these highlights get people excited about the upcoming semester despite the actual academic part! Have a great week everybody!

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Published by Leslie Kempers

Hey Everyone! My name is Leslie Kempers and I am from Santa Ana, California. I am a Senior this year and am majoring in Exercise Science so after my time here at Hope, I will be pursuing a career in physical therapy! I have previously been involved with Nykerk and CASA and am excited to see what this year has in store for me. This place has become my second home and I have cherished every moment here at Hope College. Go Dutchmen!!!

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