From Home to Rome

Everyday I get a little more excited about my adventure next semester – studying abroad in Rome, Italy, through IES Abroad. Last week was the Study Abroad Orientation here at Hope where, in addition to a lot of helpful information, I got to hear where across the globe my peers are headed this spring. Everyone […]

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Tonight is the first annual Cottage and Apartments Pumpkin Carving Contest. I’m pretty excited about it. Pumpkin carving is one of those weird holiday traditions that most people do every year with their family. But then you go to college and a lot of little traditions like that get disrupted. This year, though, my little […]

Playing Favorites: Fall Fun

There are eighteen days until Halloween. Therefore, I am sure you are looking for some autumnal activities to make you feel warm and fuzzy on the inside as the temperature gets chilly outside. In no particular order, here are five of my favorite things to do in the fall as a Hope student. 1. Apple Picking […]

Playing Favorites: Downtown Holland

Holland is a small town with a lot of cool things. From windmills and wooden shoes to independent restaurants and small businesses, anyone can find something they enjoy. I’m going to play favorites and pick a few of the things Holland has to offer that I enjoy. Parks Holland has a lot of parks, 22 to […]

New Year, New Home, Same Hope.

Gone are my days of boiling pierogies, listening to my Belarusian manager give advice on boys, make up and marriage, and summertime adventures with friends and family. Classes are in full swing and I still find it hard to believe that I am starting my junior year. This year I am an RA in a cottage which […]

How Then Should We Work?

This Saturday I spent most of my day, 8:30a.m.–3:00p.m., at 14th Street Christian Reformed Church. On a whim maybe a month ago I decided to register for this retreat hosted my a group on campus, Klesis. Klesis is the Greek word for calling which is what this group focuses on. It’s peer/faculty mentorship program considering whether […]