College: A Never-ending Balancing Act

I’m wiping my brow as I type this. Okay, not really. I’m sure you get the point, though; the last week has been absolutely busy. College, it’s crazy. I must say, however, that it’s an enjoyable busy if you’re able to divide your time evenly between the things you have to do. 1. School – […]

Wild for Pinterest Night

Last year when I had my overnight visit at Hope, my host and her roommate began raving about “Pinterest Night” which was going to be happening in a few weekends. I didn’t know what Pinterest Night was, but I knew I wanted to do it. I’m a bit of a crafty person, so this is […]

The Obligatory Fall Break Post

Hello everyone! In case you didn’t know, Hope students didn’t have classes the last two days, giving us what we call fall break! I went home on Friday and returned this afternoon. This was my first weekend home, so I was super excited. Yet I had my fears, what if I didn’t want to come back […]

My First Pull Experience

This weekend I had the unique Hope College experience of attending The Pull. It’s one of those things where everyone tells you, “You don’t understand it until you’ve seen it.” I thought I got it; I thought I knew what awaited me as I grabbed my water bottle and took off for the bus with […]

Hope CIS – Be Team Human

“Human-loathing” is a brand new term for me, as I’m sure it is for those of you reading this now, unless you had the chance to see Dr. Douglass Rushkoff’s opening keynote for the Critical Issues Symposium at Dimnet Chapel this past Tuesday night. While I had many previous ideas about how technology can be […]

FYS Part 2: What is an FYS?

I remember it like it was just this summer, because it was just this summer. I’d been eagerly awaiting Hope emails since April when I’d committed – to sign up for classes, fill out my roommate information, etc. Eventually, I was given some sort of course guide for my fall semester so that I could […]

Getting to Know My Professors (FYS, Part 1)

This past Thursday I sat down with the two of my First Year Seminar professors to interview them for this blog post. My intentions were 1) to get to know them a little better and 2) to inform the public about First Year Seminar classes. I’ll be splitting this into two blog posts, since it’d […]

New on the Block

Hi everyone! My name is Brooke Wharton and I’m a freshman this year! Since I’m new around here, I’ll tell you a bit about myself. I’ll share why I chose Hope and a few of my favorite things about the college so far! I’m from Troy, Michigan, which is about 2½ hours from Hope. I’m currently undecided in […]