Things Seniors (STILL) Don’t Want To Hear

As of today, there are 34 days left until commencement (probably the first thing seniors do not want to hear). I feel as if college seniors get asked what their future plans are during the beginning and end of the school year. At the beginning of this academic year, I posted a blog title, “Things […]

Being Happy Where You Are

Beach photos. Tan, with ice cream cones dripping in their henna-tattooed hands. Driving a dune buggy and soaking up some rays. No, I wasn’t on vacation this past week, but I sure saw a lot of pictures from people who were. I was at home, taking pictures of my breakfast and my cat and dog, […]

Kultura Polska / Polish Culture

For those of you who don’t know, I am currently spending my #SB2K15 in Poland. For many of you whose last names end in a -ski, I am in your homeland! In the two days I’ve been in Poland, there have been very evident cultural differences in comparison to the United States. I once lived […]

Brooke’s Baked Donuts | Better Than Good Time?

If you go to Hope currently or are a recent alumni, you’ve probably heard of Good Time Donuts. This is the sketchy little donut shop that everyone goes to in the middle of the night to get some hot, fresh pastries. Their donuts are nothing short of amazing, but I’ve realized how bad for you […]

Dear Prospective Students

Dear Prospective Students, This is my “letter” to you. As of today the class of 2015 graduates in 58 days (less than 2 months)! A large sum of my four years at Hope have been shaped by involvement within the campus community. Hope has so much to offer, but you have to seek many of […]

Doing What You Love

In my English class we’ve been reading poems – a lot of them. We’re now doing projects on a poet, and I chose to do Marge Piercy, a poet that we read about in our textbook. One of her poems that I came across really spoke to me. It’s called “For the young who want […]

Job or No Job?

I’ve been getting quite a few questions about getting jobs on campus, so I thought it would be very beneficial if I posted about it and shared it with everyone! So here’s the question: Should I get a job in college? You have several options which is the great thing. When I was a freshman, […]

We All Fail

You read my title right, we all fail. I challenge you to say this phrase out loud three times before continuing reading this blog post. “I have failed.” It’s hard to admit. Even though we have so many successes, it is also important to recognize our failures. Without recognizing our failures, how will we be […]

Brooke’s Study Tips

Midterms are coming up, and you know what that means: studying. “Do I have to?” You’re asking me now. Well, no, you don’t have to, but if you don’t I can’t guarantee you’ll keep that super cool merit scholarship that a lot of Hope students get. So I’d highly suggest it. Now you’re probably wondering where […]

My Valentine This Year Is Netflix

Valentine’s Day, or Singles Awareness Day, is a big “holiday” in retail America. From fancy dinner and drinks, to bearing one’s significant other with gifts of flowers, stuffed animals, and chocolate, February 14th has something to offer to everyone. Everyone? Yes, everyone, even if you’re single like this fella. So this year, I’m going to […]