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“Vagina Monologues” inappropriate for Hope College audience?

The show was great, but why wasn’t it on campus? Hope College’sWomen’s Issues Organization (WIO) sponsored a very successful production of Eve Ensler’s “Vagina Monologues” 2 months ago. However, the success of the show was darkened by controversy surrounding the venue that hosted it. Despite being sponsored by an official campus organization, the show is prohibited from being held on campus by the administration.Read more >>



The European Union faces the challenge of rising migrants and human trafficking in the Italian coast

In recent weeks, the European Union (EU) has been going through a big problem of migration. Due to Italy’s proximity
to Northern Africa, a great number of boats traffic people from one continent to the other. In regards to this, EU leaders have claimed that they will be strengthening patrolling services in the coastal region. They are planning to discuss this in the emergency summit EU leaders will hold tomorrow. Read more >>



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Hope Update brings fresh air to campus media

The Anchor is not the only news outlet at Hope College. For those who are looking to get their information on the screen, Hope Update, the college’s student-run broadcast show, may be the best option. Hope Update is exactly what it sounds like: a news show for the student body. Thanks to a renovation of the Martha Miller television studio last summer, media students are fully equipped to put together a program every week.Read more >>










Dear Hope College Atheists, Jews, Muslims, Buddists and outcasts

I’m not speaking for all of Hope’s Christians, of course, but I’ve been here for four years now, and I’ve noticed a trend: we all lie. To God. To each other. And to ourselves.
The secret is this: we all suck. We Christians are hypocrites. Some of us drink Saturday nights and pray Sunday mornings, while others know the bible so well they condemn those who haven’t heard of it in the first place. We hold grudges and withhold grace. We give more money to Sperry and Starbucks than we do the poor.Read more >>



Track and field take on DII opponents

The Hope College track and field teams took their talents to the Grand Valley State University Al Owens Classic last weekend. The two-day event ended with a ninth place finish for the men and an 18th place finish for the women.
“We did not have a full team this weekend, but everyone who did compete performed extremely well,” Boone Marois (’16) said of the men’s team. “There were several personal records achieved on a perfect, sunny day. Our team held its own against some very strong Division II programs.” Read more>>