Rest is the Rescue, and Chaos is the Culprit

“Take what’s dead, and make it come back to life.” Back home in Iowa, the week before finals is what many schools call “Dead Week.” This is because while you’re studying for your cumulative exams for 4 classes, you’re also writing three 5-page research papers, eating food, socializing for 10 minutes a day, and sleeping […]

Coffee With Dad.

I’ve been home for the past few days, but on Wednesday, I woke up in Holland. And I met my dad for coffee downtown on 8th Street, at 8 AM, where snow abounded, but the sidewalks were clear. Whoever implemented the heated sidewalks, I applaud you for your insight. You’re the real MVP. I picked […]

The (Final) Gathering of 2014: Greater Height, Greater Depth

“Sometimes we have a hard time seeing the bigger picture,” Chaplain Trygve Johnson stated during his sermon tonight at the last Gathering service of 2014 in Dimnent Chapel. Maybe it’s because I’m always looking at the world from the same height. 5’6″ is a good number. Not too tall, yet not too short. I’m rather […]

Sushi… It’d be easier with a fork

“Stop it, stop, can you please NOT pick them up with your hands? You’re grossing me out.” “I don’t even know what that is.” “Yum. Yum, yum, yum.” “Mmmm, that’s really good. Yeah, I like it.” “Crab? That’s crab? You just told me it was salmon!” “Guys, I really like this, it’s really good! Can […]

Urinetown: The Musical

If you’re searching for a place to spend your night, Urinetown is the place to go. Actually, I lied. According to the residents of Public Amenity 9, Urinetown is the place you don’t want to go. But the musical itself is one you won’t want to miss. Filled with hilarious satire, musical numbers, and, who […]

Red, Read.

Red hair review, read book review. There’s not much more “red/read” around here than this. 1. Goldilocks turned to Little Red Riding Hood. Over the weekend, I went home (all the way to Iowa) and while I was visiting my family, I decided to dye my hair red. See ya later, blonde hair. Hello, red. […]

Some People Get all the Breaks… and for me, they also come with crutches

I’m taking the expression “some people get all the breaks” to a whole different level. I’m on crutches for the second time this semester, with breaks in my foot for the second time this year. How did I break it, both the first time and now the second? Haha, well, I’m not sure. I have […]

I Don’t Know About You, but I’m Feelin’ 20 Without the Extra Two

I turned twenty on the twenty-third. I’ve been taking the past few days to think about my journey– all of the experiences that have led me to where I am today. And with that in mind, I’d like to share with you a snapshot of each age (or groups of ages) that have shaped me […]

Passion Worship: Let It Be Jesus #TakeItAllTour

“I just wanna know– what are some fun things that happen off-campus that Hope students attend, but aren’t directly associated with Hope College? Is there anything to do in Holland other than go to the beach and hang out on 8th Street?” The answer: YES. For every college student, there comes a time in which […]