And We Back. Just Kidding, We’re in Chicago.

Hello, everyone! I’m back for my last semester of college (and student blogging) but I’m not actually back… I’m in Chicago studying through the Chicago Semester! I’ve moved into my teeny tiny apartment, I’ve landed an internship I’m stoked about (and figured out how to get there), I’ve set off the fire alarm in my apartment …

Is this thing on? | My First Hope College Blog Post

Hi Guys! This is my first ever blog post for the Hope College Blog Network! But while I may be new to blogging, I’m actually rather old to Hope College, as I will be a senior this upcoming school year. Before I get into why I’m blogging and what this year holds for me, I’ll …

Finally Home

I am back to my sweet Michigan home! Four months was a long time to be away, but I’m finally back in my house, my room, and my life. It was missed. The journey on Saturday was long, as my six-hour flight into Toronto, Canada, was followed up by a three-hour drive back to Detroit, …

My Chicago Semester 2016

You may have caught from another one of my posts that this is my last semester on campus at Hope. Next semester I will be participating in the Chicago Semester program, and then I graduate! I am so, so excited about the program that I am doing in the fall, but a lot of people …

St. Augustine, Florida

During our Spring Break we did a lot amazing things. One of them was a trip to the city called St. Augustine. The City of St. Augustine is considered as the oldest city in the United States of America. It was founded in September 1565 by Spanish colonists and it is truly beautiful. It was …

Finding Hope in Florida

Over Spring Break I had the chance to go to Ft. Myers, Florida, with my parents and my friend Heather who is studying to be an ASL interpreter at RIT in New York. It was so nice to get away, soak up some sunshine, and relax with only some guilt at not making any progress on my school …

An Immersion Excursion: New Jersey Immersion Trip 2016

Hope’s campus is filled once again and bursting with life, especially now that the sun is out. Yet I feel a little bit lost and in the wrong, all because I’m not in New Jersey with the 12 other people I spent the last week with. Last Saturday, our group left bright and early to …

#JustPhelpsScholarsThings: The Detroit Trip Itinerary

Now when I look back at the screenshot I took of the annual Phelps Scholar Program Detroit Trip’s itinerary, this is what I see: 7:40 a.m. – Students sign in for the trip in the Scott Hall Tomb. Pro tip: Make sure to always have a back-up plan for when you somehow manage to sleep through …

Learn to Skate and Skills and Drills

Last Monday, I and my two other friends volunteered and we were coaching children and adults to skate and play ice hockey. The first hour the children from ages 5 to 12 had lessons. It was great to give back to the community, but also I realized how hard learning to skate and play hockey …

Michigan Driver’s License

Yesterday, I went to apply for a Michigan Driver’s License. I was quite excited about it because only 3 years ago, I was in progress of getting the Czech Driver’s License, so I was wondering about the difference. I went to the Secretary of State offices in Holland, a place where people apply for driver’s license …