This Feels Like Home

I arrived home on Friday; I’ll be here for a week and two days. It feels different being home, even though most things have remained the same. There’s one building on the downtown strip that’s been demolished and there’s different pillows on the chairs on my front porch. There are many more things that have …

DORM options for MEN

Hey future Men of Hope College, Some of you have been asking about the dorm/residential hall options that Hope has and what they are like. Due to that, I want to write to tell you about the different “feel” of each of the dorms. This is important because you will be filling out housing in …

Adventure Is Out There

Adventure IS out there. Sometimes you just got to create it yourself and keep a keen out for it. Over Winter Break (02/07-02/10) I went home for a wee bit and brought my friend Christian along with me. My home is located in little ol’ Tipton, Indiana – population of 4,992 (thus about only 1000 …

Reflections From Home

Being home makes me wish I were still in high school. I guess that’s just because I have such an awesome family and I want to be around them more. I still love Hope… just hear me out ’till the end, trust me. So maybe you’re a senior in high school, which is who I’m thinking …

Friends or Family?

Welcome back, Hope College! I hope you all had a wonderful break and are ready to start a new semester fresh! If you’re like me, it was bittersweet coming back to school. You’ve just spent all of your much-deserved vacation bonding with your family over Christmas dinner and mingling with your high school friends while …

2,014 is more than a number

I’m not a mathematician, but I can tell you, a number holds so much value. When I think about the year 2014, I consider it to be so much more than a number. Looking back at the weeks and months in which I faced significant challenges, I can hear the echoes of my disappointment, anger, …

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 …

Post-Thanksgiving Coma

Happy Black Friday to all! Now that I am slowly waking up from my Thanksgiving coma from last night, I thought I’d write about my experiences you all. First off, Thanksgiving is one of the best holidays (other than Christmas, of course). This year in particular, I am extremely thankful for my family. Even though …