Chi-der and Chi-town

Happy Fall, everyone! As you know (or as I figured out today), yesterday was the first day of Fall!


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 us! I have two syllables for you all: Chi-der.

There it is! Paired perfectly with a Raspberry Chocolate Chip Muffin: Chi-der!
There it is! Paired perfectly with a Raspberry Chocolate Chip Muffin: Chi-der!

In addition to the amazing Chi-der (a mix of chi and cider) from LJ’s, Hope comes alive in the Fall. Honest to goodness, the campus is brimming with activities, and places to be. For example, this upcoming weekend is the Pull. For those who haven’t seen it…wow you have to experience it for yourself since words won’t do it justice. Tug of war to the extreme, potential for broken limbs, ODD YEAR (sorry, I had to throw that one in there). And entering into my birth month, maybe I’m biased, but in my opinion, it’s the busiest and most beautiful month of all!

Besides the Pull, other fun Fall events make their debut in October. Homecoming festivities start up on October 17th with the Homecoming Hoedown. If this year’s hoedown is anything like last year’s, it will be awesome. Trust me. And on October 25th is the Chicago Bus Trip! Visit the Windy City when the Fall breeze is blowing in…what a perfect combination.

If you’ve got a free minute after all these school-wide events are done, be sure to check out the great Fall treats Holland has to offer. Let’s start with the Farmer’s market on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s. This is where you can buy all the mini-gourds and apples your little fall-loving heart desires. The colors will be beautiful, and if you’re in the market for  a Fall-themed center piece, this is your place. Next, we have Crane’s apple orchard. What’s better than getting a bag of apples, some doughnuts and cider? People, that is Fall. That’s the flavor. You have to do it, at least once. You can even buy more mini-gourds (if you didn’t get enough from the farmers market) and pumpkins here! It’s the perfect Fall excursion, so go do it. You know you want to.

These are just a few of the activities you can try out this Autumn, and they are my personal favorites! But I want you to experience the season your way, there are so many ways to do it! Enjoy this Fall, wonderful people…

…until next time!

Posted inCampus Life, Holland, Off-Campus

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 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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