Final Days of Sophomore Year

Welp, we are just about done with this school year! Crazy,
right? All we have now is finals week and then we’re done until late August.
Before everybody gets too excited with summer, there are still some things
going on at Hope that are worth mentioning. First of all, Friday was Spring
Fling—aka probably one of the best days on campus. Last year there was a
mechanical bull, laser tag, an upside down bike race thing, bounce houses,
caricature and henna tattoo artists. As for this year, they had a zipline added
to all of the fun as well as a musician and other fun games in addition to some
awesome food in the Pine Grove.

Beyond Spring Fling, this is the last weekend with friends,
so everybody is trying to accommodate both time for studying and having fun. As
far as academics go, I can guarantee that the library will be full from now
until school is out because everybody will be flocking to a quiet place to
study for finals. Luckily for me, I only have two finals this semester, so I am
not super stressed out, but these two will definitely be a challenge. In
regards to some of the fun stuff, a few of my friends and I went to the Bowl
after Spring Fling and just hung out afterwards. On Saturday my roommate and I
had some quality bonding time and went to a surprise party for one of our
friends. Knowing that these are the last times all of my friends and I can hang
out together until next fall just makes me enjoy this time even more. It’s both
sad and exciting that this year is coming to a close because so many
friendships were made but at the same time, we will all be separated this
summer, which makes our return next fall that much more exciting. Something
else to look forward to is our incoming president as well as the sad goodbye to
the Bultmans. It’s going to be strange not seeing them around campus all the
time, but it is definitely time for a change.

This is most likely going to be my last blog of the academic
year, so I hope everybody has a great summer and for those of you who are
coming to Hope this fall, I can’t wait to meet you in person! It’s time for me
to keep on studying, so talk to you all later! Don’t forget to follow me on
Twitter @hopeleslie15.

Published by Leslie Kempers

Hey Everyone! My name is Leslie Kempers and I am from Santa Ana, California. I am a Senior this year and am majoring in Exercise Science so after my time here at Hope, I will be pursuing a career in physical therapy! I have previously been involved with Nykerk and CASA and am excited to see what this year has in store for me. This place has become my second home and I have cherished every moment here at Hope College. Go Dutchmen!!!