I have lived in Dykstra Hall for the past two years at Hope, and it has been great. I have met such great people by living here and I wouldn’t trade those friendships for anything. I requested to live here when I came in to Hope as a freshman and I definitely have no regrets about spending two years here. However, I am super pumped to live in a cottage next year!
My best friend Allix, aka my future roommate and RA, and I are living in an awesome cottage with six other people next year and we’re so excited. I don’t know the other girls that well yet, but I’m sure it’s going to be great!
One of the things I am most excited about is the kitchen! It will be so nice to have somewhere to cook and keep more food than a jar of peanut butter and bag of Veggie Straws. You’re all invited to come over for my famous grilled cheese.
The cottage I’m going to be living in also has a really cute living room and a great porch, which will be so nice as well. I think they’re going to be great places to hang out.
Hope has a ton of on-campus cottages that are filled mostly with juniors and seniors. Some are themed, like the German house, campus ministries cottages, or Greek houses, but others, like ours, can be filled with anyone of the cottage’s designated gender. We are so excited for the group of girls we have and the house we’re going to live in! Junior year in a cottage is going to be so great!
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“You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.”
– Matthew 5:13-16