Scholarships: Life-Giving Hope

In Hope promotional materials (especially to donors and asking for donations), scholarships are associated with some type of life-giving, hope-promoting (pun there), and very crucial pieces of student life. I didn’t understand just how important they were until I attended a Scholarship Luncheon two weeks ago. I have received many scholarships during my time at […]

Documentaries on Documentaries: My take on my recently watched

Lately, I’ve been watching some interesting documentaries. My brain has been going crazy, craving information and stimulation via video. Here’s a review of some of the top documentaries I’ve watched in the last week: The Woman Who Wasn’t There This is a fascinating and captivating documentary. Though the title is quite revealing, we initially get […]

Greek Orientation and a Splash of Spring

Hi guys!! Guess what! I ran outside for three days in a row. Can you believe it?? It has been warm enough (above freezing) to somewhat enjoy the sunshine in Holland. I feel blessed that I am able to run this season, as last year I was still recovering from hip surgery. Anyways, on the […]

A Week in the Life: A Biochemist

HI!. Sometimes I’m not so good at prioritizing. Let’s be honest. We all have a lot on our plates. I’m no busier than anyone else. But, you need to be realistic about what you’re getting yourself into here! College is more than a full time job. But, the lucky part is it’s a blast. Here’s […]

Summer Research: Trips, Lab Family, and Fun!

I have neglected to tell you about my fabulous summer right here in Holland, Michigan. As a third year researcher at Hope, this summer was my ultimate time to grow in the lab. I was blessed to receive the Wolterink Prize in Biology in the Spring of 2013 for an upperclassman student that shows promise […]

Trials and Tribulations: The Verdict of Bipolar

“You have Bipolar I.” Two weeks ago, I had had enough. I was non-chalant, but exhuberant. Elated and pumped full of adrenaline. But so much so that I couldn’t focus, I couldn’t sit, I couldn’t listen to one thing at a time. My thoughts were rapidly running, so fast I couldn’t even determine what each […]

Mindfulness: 3 ways to destress

This is how I feel around this time of the semester. With 5 weeks left, we are burdened with all types of commitments, projects, and assignments to complete. We put ourselves in this REALLY strange situation of this thing called school. It’s one of the most stressful events of our lives (if we allow it […]