Nykerk Is Just Around the Corner!

Hello Readers!

I hope you all have been doing well and aren’t too overwhelmed this week before Fall Break begins! Have you been busy? Overwhelmed? A little bit of both? I know I have.

Maybe one of the reasons you (as well as myself) are busy or overwhelmed is because of Nykerk season. For those of you that don’t know what Nykerk is, I will explain. Nykerk is a friendly competition between the sophomore and freshmen girls of Hope College. They compete in a three-part competition composed of Song, Play, and Oration. For a better idea of what it looks like, here is the 2013 Odd Year song for your viewing pleasure. (I like to show song videos because I was an Odd Year song girl!)

When my time as a Nykerk song girl ended as a sophomore, I didn’t quite want to let go of the event that had such an impact on me as a person. So, I applied for an executive board position for Nykerk and received the role of treasurer. It was and continues to be an awesome way to continue my love for Nykerk and be a part of the behind the scenes work. I didn’t realize until I received this position just how much time, effort and hard work go into making Nykerk what it is. There are so many different people involved in making it go off without a hitch and it is truly incredible to witness.

As senior treasurer, my junior treasurer and myself are in charge of Nykerk's funds. We love being a part of this awesome event and working together!
As senior treasurer, my junior treasurer and myself are in charge of Nykerk’s funds. We love being a part of this awesome event and working together!

The 2016 Nykerk competition is set to take place in DeVos Fieldhouse on Saturday, October 29.  Tickets will be $7, but make sure to get yours soon because they sell out quickly!

Enjoy the rest of your week, Readers, and have an amazing Fall Break.

Until next time!

Published by Mikaila Bisson

Hi there! I'm a Hope Senior from Sterling Heights, Michigan (about 45 minutes North of Detroit). I'm an English major with a Creative Writing emphasis (fitting), and have a Business minor. I'm super active in Hope life. I am a Student Ambassador, the Senior Treasurer on the Executive Board of Nykerk, and was involved in Orientation as an AD. I also work on campus at the Career Development Center as a Career Advisor, and at Hope's Physical Plant. I love playing any kind of sport (soccer's my favorite!), have a weakness for shoes, eat dessert twice a day, read like its my job, am currently watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix, and have a passion for Golden Retrievers. Contact me at mikaila.bisson@hope.edu because I'd love to hear from any and everyone. Also feel free to follow my super trendy Instagram account at @miktroubleee or my equally as trendy, even more Hope-filled Twitter account at @hopemikaila17 .

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