Well hey, there! Thanks for checking out this post.
My name is Jimmy Champane, and as you’ve probably already guessed, I’m one of Hope’s Student Bloggers this year. I’m a Junior here at Hope, and I started out as a Computer Science major, but it didn’t take me long to realize that my true calling in life is writing. I didn’t realize this until about half way through my sophomore year, so although I’m a Communications major now, I’m still taking a lot of the entry level courses this semester.
I chose Hope mainly because the Holland, MI area is very familiar to me. My aunt and uncle have had a condo here in Holland since before I was born, so I’ve actually spent a lot of my life here. I’ve also had two cousins, (the previously mentioned family member’s children), pass through here, so that was another big push for me.
When I’m not working on the endless amounts of reading that Professor Herrick assigns me in the two classes I have with him (if you come visit, make sure you hunt him down!), I like to spend my time writing for Hope’s newspaper, The Anchor. I, along with my good friend Brady am the Co-Editor of the Arts Section. We normally focus on events happening around, and close to campus, but we like to sneak in the occasional video game review or interview if there’s room.
In my second life which starts when the sun sets, I run a video game news outlet with one of my friends who lives in Texas. It’s been a great learning experience for me, and I love watching our site grow every day. I’m a music junkie, a technology addict and I love taking pictures with my recently acquired Olympus PEN Micro 4/3 camera.
When I leave Hope at the end of next year, I’d like nothing more than to write for the website called IGN.com in San Francisco, CA.
If you have any questions about The Anchor, or about the Communications department, feel free to email me at James.Champane@Hope.edu. I’m also on Twitter @HopeJimmy15.