Final Stretch Towards Spring Break

As of Monday, Hope’s campus has come back to life. The snow has melted, students are studying in the Pine Grove on blankets or in hammocks suspended between trees, frisbees are flying, and students have said good bye to winter parkas and hello to shorts and t-shirts. While the outdoors are pleasant and inviting with its […]

Woah, We’re Half Way There. Woah, Livin’ on a Prayer.

There are less than 70 weeks of classes left of my time at Hope. That’s the timeline facing any current sophomore that is graduating in four years. We’re almost halfway there. And it’s kind of scary. There are a lot of things that I have no idea about that I need to figure out over the […]

Critical Issue: Life After Hope

What are you going to be when you grow up? This question never seems to disappear. When you are little it is easy to pick an answer: teacher, zookeeper, astronaut, astronaut that teaches people about zoo animals in space. However, in college things change. That question takes on a new kind of weight. Tonight Hope’s annual Critical […]

A Chance Encounter on a Hope College Sidewalk.

There are a lot of reasons I love Hope College. Two of my favorite reasons: (1) the people of Hope, and (2) the way God moves through them. Let me give you a little taste of why in this throwback story to just before the semester break… It’s Friday, the week before Finals, and I […]

Suddenly It’s December.

Thanksgiving just happened. A week and a half remain in the semester. This weird El Niño winter is dropping rain showers instead of pretty snow on campus. It seems like October was yesterday yet now it is suddenly December and any student you ask is feeling it. The last few weeks of the semester are a rush and […]