5 advantages of going to school in a small town

Hello lovely readers, If you are reading this post to procrastinate and distract yourself from the reality of finals week, please walk away from your laptop right now; you’ll thank me later. However, if you are reading it during your study break, first of all let me tell you that I am honored that you chose […]

The Last Two Weeks {Recap}

I cannot believe that Thanksgiving Break is already over, and I’ve been back at school from almost a week now! In fact, the only thing that stands between me and Christmas break are four lovely final exams (maybe they aren’t so lovely). Even though Thanksgiving was a week ago, I still thought it would be […]

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 […]

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 […]


Hope College Homecoming was last weekend, and it was tons of fun! As a super senior, homecoming was a little more important to me than what it’s been in previous years. It was great to see so many people that I started college with back on campus. Homecoming started off with a great volleyball game […]

The Perks of Living Downtown

Happy October!!! As this week wraps up I thought I would write about the perks of living downtown during my Senior year. First of all, after living in dorms for two years and an apartment right on campus Junior year, I was ready for moving somewhere more off-campus yet still “on-campus.” A bunch of friends […]

The Opportunities Holland Provides

Hey Everyone, This weekend I got to see my family and run my first half marathon. The half marathon was called the Park2Park. It was put on by Holland Hospital. Holland is a beautiful city, with multiple sites to see. This half marathon took you on a run throughout some of the most beautiful and […]

Chi-der and Chi-town

Happy Fall, everyone! As you know (or as I figured out today), yesterday was the first day of Fall! WOWZA! You’ve been here a whole month, the leaves are changing colors, and now you get to experience Crane’s in the season it was meant to be in! Yet another glorious season at Hope is upon […]

What’s Been Happening at Hope!

Hello, everyone! Hope you have been enjoying this week of beautiful weather. As I sat down to blog tonight, I considered my different topic options. While I could probably post something about success in college (or some helpful hints) I thought it might be nice just to share what I have been up to recently. […]