Presidential Inauguration!

Last week, I had the great honor of attending the inauguration of the twelfth president of Hope College, John Knapp. The service was held in Dimnent Chapel, and it was by far one of the coolest experiences I’ve had at Hope so far. All of the professors were there, along with representatives from colleges and …

An Apple-Picking Adventure!

Hi all! Last weekend, I had the opportunity to reunite with some of my Assistant Director friends from Orientation (I talked about them here). On Friday night, I went to a bonfire hosted by two ADs, Jess and Alexis, who live off-campus. We roasted marshmallows while we listened to the iTunes Radio country station; Jess …

My Summer + Orientation 2013!

Hello Everyone! Even though I already made my first post of the year, I wanted to talk a little bit about my summer! From early May to mid July, not much happened. I was at home in Iowa, where I watched sheep play behind my house and way too many shows on Netflix. But seriously, …

My Weekend!

Hi everyone! I had a jam-packed amazing weekend that I have to tell you about! Friday 3pm-Went to a biology department sponsored lecture presented by a Hope grad about her PhD work in marine biology. It was so interesting! 5pm-Had a meeting at a local coffee shop, JP’s, with my Nykerk oration co-coach, the even …

Lollapalooza/Last Post of the Year!!!

You guys, I am so excited to tell you about an event I’m going to this summer. You may have heard of it; it’s called… Yes, I’m going to Lollapalooza this summer! For those who don’t know, Lollapalooza is a three-day music festival in August held in Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois. This isn’t your …

My Week in Pictures

The title is pretty self explanatory‚Ķ take a look at what I was up to this week! Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Some highlights of my week were: Senior Passdowns A sorority tradition, senior passdowns is a night when the graduating seniors gather all of the sorority items they have accumulated over the years and …

A Memorable Weekend!

As the school year starts winding down, I’ve been finding myself busier and busier during the weekends. Busy in my life doesn’t necessary translate to boring; in fact, this past weekend was one of the busiest of my semester, and it could not have been more fun! Friday I started my night by briefly attending …

The Five People You Meet at Hope

Throughout my two years (!!!) at Hope, I have had the great blessing of meeting all sorts of people from a variety of backgrounds. However, it didn’t take long for me to notice that there some characteristics that several Hope students seem to have. Keep in mind that not all students fit into these categories …