First Snow Days!

For all of you Michiganders who have experienced snow days in the past, this is monumental for me. I have never had a day off of school due to weather, so I was pretty excited when I received the text from Hope saying Tuesday and Wednesday classes were cancelled.

Back in elementary school, we almost had school cancelled because there were wildfires around and the ash was almost at a dangerous point where it wasn’t safe to be outside, but of course we still had classes. Also, in high school there was a rule that if the electricity went out for over an hour, students were required to go home. Guess what? The electricity was out for 45 minutes, so we still managed to have to stay the entire day. As you can see, when this cold weather happened, I was filled with joy that I received my first day off of classes. I feel terrible for the people who had flights cancelled because that’s flat-out annoying and frustrating, but it’s also stressful. Luckily, I had no issues getting back to Hope but one of my friends from California who goes to Hope as well had her flights cancelled multiple times. Talk about frustrating. However, she WAS in California so she got to absorb a few more rays of sun, but it’s still annoying being cancelled or delayed a bunch.

Now that classes have begun, I have to be honest. It’s all fun having days off, but I got bored. Since it’s so terrible outside, you don’t really want to go or should go outside, so that really limits what you can do. I know I’m going to regret saying this, but I’m glad classes have started because I’m now establishing a schedule of sorts and getting into a rhythm once again. Homework and studying is definitely not going to be fun this semester, but once everybody starts getting into the swing of things and you start making more friends in classes, everything seems to get better and it’s not a huge drag. That’s about it for now, so I’ll keep everyone updated on the following week!

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Published by Leslie Kempers

Hey Everyone! My name is Leslie Kempers and I am from Santa Ana, California. I am a Senior this year and am majoring in Exercise Science so after my time here at Hope, I will be pursuing a career in physical therapy! I have previously been involved with Nykerk and CASA and am excited to see what this year has in store for me. This place has become my second home and I have cherished every moment here at Hope College. Go Dutchmen!!!

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