There’s no particular order, but you should do all of these things at least once during your fall semesters as a Hope student. It’ll be fun. Trust me.
1. Make a leaf pile and jump in it too.
2. Go cheer on your peers at all the sporting events.
Even if you are not a part of the Dew Crew, it’s still fun to go and see what your classmates love to do when they’re not hitting the books. From cross country, football, soccer, hockey – lots of opportunity to get out there and cheer on your peers.
3. Go to Live Mannequin Night in downtown Holland.
4. Decorate for Halloween.
My door is covered with spooky caution tape, glow-in-the-dark plastic spiders are scattered throughout the bathroom and hall, we have orange and black balloons taped to the walls – everything is more fun with decorations, I promise.
5. Participate in Nykerk.
6. Pick some apples.
7. Go to the Homecoming Hoedown.
Line dancing, apple cider, donuts, hay rides, a bonfire, more flannel and cowboy boots in one night than you’ve seen in your life. And did I mention all the animals that you can pet?
Who doesn’t want to spend their Friday night watching baby goats do parkour? Just go.
8. Carve/paint/decorate a pumpkin.
9. Dance the night away at Club Durf – in costume.
Whether you consider yourself a dance person or not, you should go to Club Durf. Don your favorite Halloween costume or something you threw together in five minutes and go have fun. If you see someone rocking a shark costume it’s either me, or someone I need to be friends with.
10. Experience Nykerk.
This year’s Nykerk Cup Competition is on October 31, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in DeVos Fieldhouse. If you didn’t participate, you should go and see what your peers have been spending 2 hours every night putting together for the last three weeks. Here are the Even and Odd year Song performances from last year’s competition.
Thanks for reading and have fun!