The Mission That Guides Hope: A Reflection

Many institutions have mission statements. Mission statements provide a guiding light, providing direction and purpose for that institution. Hope College is no different. What makes Hope unique is what is illustrated in the mission itself. Take a gander: The mission of Hope College is to educate students for lives of leadership and service in a global society […]

My Last Fall Semester as an Undergraduate Student

That title really encompasses something we don’t have a lot of time. This semester has been really good to me, despite the challenges that I faced with my life, workload, and stress. Each semester brings something different, but this semester has been one of my most memorable. The experiences I had with my friends are […]

Nursetalk: Deciphering Nurse Conversations

Do you have a nursing major roomie, or have friends who are nursing majors and you can’t seem to understand what they’re talking about? This the is blogpost for you. As a nursing major, I find myself using jargon that no one understands but nurses (and other healthcare professionals). At times, I feel bad because […]

Post-Thanksgiving Coma

Happy Black Friday to all! Now that I am slowly waking up from my Thanksgiving coma from last night, I thought I’d write about my experiences you all. First off, Thanksgiving is one of the best holidays (other than Christmas, of course). This year in particular, I am extremely thankful for my family. Even though […]

SACsgiving 2K14

This year, I am thankful for family. Despite that it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, we should always be thankful for what we have, and not reserve these thanks for one day out of the year. Everyday is Thanksgiving. We are thankful for life, opportunities, freedom and much more. Psalm 9:1 – “I will give thanks to the […]

The First Snowfall of the Year!

Whether we like it or not, Mother Nature made an appearance to Holland and the greater West Michigan area. The snow is here folks, and it’s here to stay until the spring. People have and will continue to complain about, and some people will obsess over it, but as for myself, I’m in the middle. […]

A Day in the Life of a Nursing Student (or the past 3 years)

One of my favorite things about Hope College is that each major and discipline instills a culture among the students. Nursing is no exception, especially at Hope. Being one of the most competitive 4 year nursing programs in the state, the major itself demands a lot from its students, whether that is homework, studying, clinical, […]

Graves Hall Vlog!

Hey friends! Leslie and I made a new vlog for you! This week, we focused on Graves Hall, one of the older buildings on campus. We also interviewed a fellow Hope College student who happens to be my best friend, Joey Grahek! He gives us insight about his experiences here at Hope and what its […]

Recap of #HopeHomecoming 2014!

I can’t believe #HopeHomecoming was about a week ago! It seems as if it was forever ago because time just flies! Anyway, Homecoming was such a great time. I was able to be present and even participate in some of the events that happened, which was a lot of fun! FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19TH So last […]