Why English as a Major? Why Writing?

This semester, I am taking 4 English classes (4!) and it’s been the most challenging experience thus far! For one, I never thought I would be able to keep up with my writing as much as I have done so far. Besides taking Advanced Fiction, I am also in Intermediate Poetry, and it has been […]

Attending the MLK Civil Rights Lecture at Hope

Last Monday, I had the opportunity to attend the Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Lecture that was held in Dimnent Chapel. The speaker, David Paul, is a Hope alum and, fun fact: he is the youngest speaker to be asked to speak at the MLK Lecture! He presented his lecture entitled, “Dare to Be […]

Thanksgiving Day Video!

For Thanksgiving break, I invited my friend Mary to come spend the weekend with my family and me in Chicago! We began our journey early on Wednesday morning eating breakfast at the Windmill (thank you, Laura, for taking us!) before catching the 6:54 a.m. train to Chicago and from there, we spent a few hours exploring […]

Attending the 2015 GLCA Conference at Hope

This past weekend I attended the GLCA, or Great Lakes Colleges Association, conference here at Hope, whose mission is to “take actions that will help strengthen and preserve our colleges; and by being a leading force on behalf of education in the tradition of the liberal arts and sciences.” This was my first time attending […]

What Is It Like to be the RA of my Sorority Cottage?

Originally, I wasn’t planning on being the RA of my sorority cottage, but it kind of just happened. I was studying abroad when I was asked if I could apply since my sister Mikar, who was originally going to apply, was accepted to study abroad in Brazil. So after submitting my application, there I was […]