Housing & Meet and Greet VLOG!

Hey friends! We know it’s been a while since we posted a vlog, but today is your lucky day! Leslie and I made a very special one, one that focuses on an example of Hope housing (Cook Village), as well as some information about us as your student bloggers! This is a video you DON’T want […]

One College Fits All

We’ve all heard of the phrase, “one size fits all.” Especially for you high school seniors, let’s take that phrase to the next level, “one college fits all.” I was there with you, I wanted to go to a college where it had everything for me: perfect class size, outstanding academics, vibrant social atmosphere, opportunities to […]

A Lifetime Accomplishment

Hello friends! I am very excited to share with you awesome news. This past weekend, I ran AND completed the Park2Park Half Marathon here in Holland! So yes, this was definitely the highlight of my weekend. After more than 200 miles of training, I crossed that finish line exhausted, in pain, but happy. No one […]

One Month In

Time flies when you’re at college, right? Well, it sure does for me. I mean, we are already more than one month in for Fall Semester. What’s even scarier for me is that I am a senior, and next week is October. Crazy. During my first month at Hope, a lot has happened! For starters, […]

Euroadventure 2

Ok friends! So a while back, I posted about some of my European travels and said that I would post them in differing sections, almost like a series! If you haven’t read my first one, click here so you can get all caught up! Anyway, for this second post, it’s all about Budapest, Hungary and […]

Live in Light, Walk in Love.

“If you trip, do not cause another person to fall.” I look back at the first day of my freshman year of high school – while walking up the stairs to my second class, Science Interactions, someone stepped on the back of my flip-flop. I fell up the stairs, dropped all of my books… and […]

Schaap Science Center VLOG!

Hey friends! It’s that time again! Fellow admissions blogger Leslie Kempers and myself give you a virtual tour of the A. Paul Schaap Science Center. This building is a special one for the both of us because both of our majors are “based” from this amazing facility! We hope you enjoy it, and when you […]

It Feels Like Fall Semester (Finally)

One thing I noticed since I started blogging for this school year was that I haven’t talked about my first three weeks. Wow, that shows you that I’m still in summer mode. It’s definitely a hard transition, but it happens every year. Crazy to think that my next big “adjustment” will be from college to […]

Dimnent Chapel VLOG!

Hello readers! Fellow blogger Leslie Kempers and I are pleased to announce a new collaboration we have just for you! We will be posting video blogs, or VLOGS, about buildings around campus! Consider it your personal “virtual tour” of Hope College! Getting video footage is great, so you can get familiar with the campus. Then, […]

Breaking out of the Bubble to Grow :)

I have been on Hope’s campus for about 21 days now and already I am in love with this bubble. The beautiful campus, the hammocks in the Pine Grove, the always present squirrels (oh so many squirrels)—everything about it is wonderful. In addition to that, I am always around the academic minded, a vastly Christian […]