A Texan’s Experience in the Mitten State

I constantly receive questions about how and why I ended up in Michigan all the way from Texas. People always ask how I am adjusting to the winter, how I heard about Hope or what made it stand out. Hope is a special place with kind people. There is no perfect college, but there are …

“Have to” to “Get to”

“If you want something you have never had, you must be willing to do something you have never done”. These words sit closely to me in this season of life. The time is coming that I walk across the stage and receive my diploma and start a new stage of life after college, a season …

#ThrowWhatYouKnow (Everything You Want to Know About Greek Life and More)

  To rush or not to rush? A brilliant question that inevitably crosses the mind of many soon-to-be-freshman. And with great reason. It’s a big decision! Greek Life, no matter where you are in the country, comes with its own unique set of myths, stereotypes, and hesitations. I’m sure you know someone whose Instagram caption is …

Getting Comfortable in the Uncomfortable

We as humans have unique tendencies. We have a weird way of shifting who we are and what we do based off of those around us. Don’t think I am shaming you, I’m not. I can think of countless ways that I have conformed myself, made decisions, and have grown to be like those around …

What We Really Need to Hear

I screw things up. I get anxious. Sometimes I feel alone. Yes, I feel this way even at Hope College. Hope. Hope is rooted in our name. I believe that we all have a hope for something great. To achieve something great. To do something great. To be something great. We’re told that this Hope …

Chileans Speak the Hardest Spanish

Spanish is truly hard in Chile. I have to admit that my Spanish is not at the highest level at all, but Chilean Spanish is truly hard. There is a saying that, if one can learn to speak Spanish in Chile, than one can speak Spanish anywhere else in the world. Again, keep in mind …

A Professional Procrastinator

To be honest, I thought my procrastination habits would be a thing of the past upon my entrance into college. Well, here I am, in my second semester, and I will be the first to admit that my procrastinating is at its very peak. That being said, I must apologize, as I have, like you …

#JustPhelpsScholarsThings: The Confederate Flag Controversy

On Tuesday, Sept. 29, a student from Durfee Hall flew the Confederate Flag on Hope’s campus. According to an email sent by President Knapp, “The flag was removed and the Student Development staff is now addressing this as a judicial matter with the students involved.” The controversial issue of flying the Confederate Flag has invaded …

Saturday Rocked

Hello again, Readers! I hope you are enjoying the last few hours of your weekend, and that these last few days have been treating you well! I’ve been itching to tell you all about my Saturday because it was the most beautiful one’s I’ve had in a while! The first reason my Saturday was so …

How Much Your RA’s Do For You..

Hey Everyone, This year I am an RA(resident assistance) in Kollen Hall on the first floor. I never realized how much the RA’s go through for the residents in their hall. During this week of training, we go through multiple different safety, psychological, and physical lessons on how to handle situations in order to keep …