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NaNoWriMo reaches halfway point

Fifty thousand words. Thirty days. On your marks, get set, write! National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has begun, and all writers who have dared to take the challenge are halfway to the finish line. For those who don’t know, the month of November is dedicated to writers who actually have the guts to attempt what many have dreamed of accomplishing at one point in their lives: writing a novel. Read more > >


Bombings in Beirut

A 14-year-old boy, Ali Awad, was chopping vegetables for a meal when the first bomb went off, ending his life.Two suicide bombings claimed by ISIS shook Beirut on Nov. 12, killing 43 people and leaving behind at least 239 wounded according to CNN. Read more >>



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Hope students stand with France

The ISIS terrorist attacks on Friday in Paris may have seemed a world away from Hope College, but for some Hope students studying abroad in Europe, it was much too close for comfort. Many current Hope students were in France on Friday night when the attack that killed 129 and seriously wounded hundreds more took place. Thankfully no Hope students were at the venues attacked on Friday. However, one American, a student from California State University-Long Beach, was reportedly killed in the attack. Read more > >










Coffee vs. tea: Pick up a hot cup of health benefits and caffeine

As I walked to my kitchen and opened up the cupboard this weekend, I stared at my Lipton tea bags and Folgers medium roast coffee. Hmmm, what to drink this morning... Being the curious soul that I am, I wondered about the benefits of both tea and coffee. Is one better than the other caffeine-wise? Read more > >



Hope volleyball season cut short by Bethel

The defending national champion Hope College volleyball team’s season came to a close last Thursday at the brooms of the Bethel College Royals. The Royals took three straight sets from the Flying Dutch in the first round of the NCAA Division III National Tournament. Read more >