Michigan Weather Strikes Again

For those of you not from Michigan, you’re in for a real surprise when you arrive at Hope. So here’s the deal, the weather here… it’s a little crazy! I’ve heard it said that “if you don’t like the weather, just wait for tomorrow.” But this year, that hasn’t been true.

2014 has been one of the coldest winters I can remember. In all of the years that Hope has been an institution, there have only been seven snow days. Well, guess what? Three of those have come during my time at Hope, and two of them have come this semester.

Being from Texas, the weather has been a change for me. A normal winter for me, before coming to Hope, would consist of a high of 40 degrees and a low of 25. Here in Holland, we’re lucky if the high has been close 25 degrees.

However, even though the cold gets old and snow turns brown and ugly, I would never transfer out of this wonderful home away from home. Even when it’s cold outside, the warmth from friends and professors make the cold worth it!

Here are some recent pictures that I have taken this winter! Enjoy!!

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Published by Chelsea Barfield

Hello! My name is Chelsea Barfield and I am from Dallas, Texas. I am a fifth year senior at Hope studying Accounting, Management, and Leadership. While at Hope, I have been involved in several different activities and groups including: Relay for Life, Dance Marathon, Student Orientation, Business Club, Student Consulting, Hope College Admissions, and Campus Ministries. In my spare time, I enjoy photography, reading, coffee dates, spending time with friends, and playing tennis. I look forward to sharing my Hope College experience with you! Go Hope!

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