The Mission That Guides Hope: A Reflection

Many institutions have mission statements. Mission statements provide a guiding light, providing direction and purpose for that institution. Hope College is no different. What makes Hope unique is what is illustrated in the mission itself. Take a gander: The mission of Hope College is to educate students for lives of leadership and service in a global society […]

My Last Fall Semester as an Undergraduate Student

That title really encompasses something we don’t have a lot of time. This semester has been really good to me, despite the challenges that I faced with my life, workload, and stress. Each semester brings something different, but this semester has been one of my most memorable. The experiences I had with my friends are […]

Nursetalk: Deciphering Nurse Conversations

Do you have a nursing major roomie, or have friends who are nursing majors and you can’t seem to understand what they’re talking about? This the is blogpost for you. As a nursing major, I find myself using jargon that no one understands but nurses (and other healthcare professionals). At times, I feel bad because […]

The First Snowfall of the Year!

Whether we like it or not, Mother Nature made an appearance to Holland and the greater West Michigan area. The snow is here folks, and it’s here to stay until the spring. People have and will continue to complain about, and some people will obsess over it, but as for myself, I’m in the middle. […]

Helping Myself, Helping Others

For my Developmental Psychology class, we’re required to participate in a field placement. I chose to visit Freedom Village, a senior living community located in Holland. While I don’t envision myself coordinating events or changing the beds for the elderly in my future, it has been quite gratifying. I’d like to share a few of […]

Nykerk in Under 400 Words

For those of you wondering…what even is Nykerk? This is Nykerk (from a song-girl’s perspective) in less than 400 words. Words that collectively make me think Nykerk as a big picture are song, play, oration, women, family, morale, and coaches. Basically it’s a big competition between the sophomore and freshmen women who are coached by the seniors […]

What Am I Doing With My Life?

To answer that question in short, I’m going to school and I’m learning things. To answer that question in the more complicated form…I don’t know. The truth about me is that I have no idea what to major in or what I want to do with my life after college. And according to other people, […]

Graves Hall Vlog!

Hey friends! Leslie and I made a new vlog for you! This week, we focused on Graves Hall, one of the older buildings on campus. We also interviewed a fellow Hope College student who happens to be my best friend, Joey Grahek! He gives us insight about his experiences here at Hope and what its […]

Recap of #HopeHomecoming 2014!

I can’t believe #HopeHomecoming was about a week ago! It seems as if it was forever ago because time just flies! Anyway, Homecoming was such a great time. I was able to be present and even participate in some of the events that happened, which was a lot of fun! FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19TH So last […]

#HopeHomecoming!

It’s definitely one of the biggest events of the year everyone, HOMECOMING! What a great weekend to welcome students, faculty/staff, and alumni! This weekend, there will be fun-filled events to get everyone together and involved. This weekend is also a testament to how much people care about the well-being of students and Hope College itself! […]