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Recap of Hope College annual dance performance

Saturday, March 7 was the last performance of Dance 41, the Hope College annual student dance concert. Sixty-two Hope students were featured in this performance of seven different unique works. The Knickerbocker Theatre was nearly full at 7:00 p.m., 20 minutes before show time. Music
by Glen Branca immediately set the mood, creating a tense and suspenseful atmosphere. The pounding beat of a drum was the most prevalent sound that communicated the anxietyRead more >>



Homeland Security funding rifts House

After a landslide victory last fall that gave Republicans control of the U.S. Senate and a large majority in the House, the party has struggled so far to gain consensus
among its own members. The bickering came to a public head in the days leading up to the March 3 passage of a budget bill needed to fund the continued operation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Read more >>



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Taking a page from E.J. Levy and Joe Wilkins

Levy, a graduate of Yale, earned an Master of Fine Arts from Ohio State University and held a Presidential Fellowship. She now teaches in the MFA Program at Colorado State University. Levy’s writing has been featured in “Best American Essays,” “The New York Times,” and the “Paris Review,” among other publications and has received a Pushcart Prize. Her anthology, “Tasting Life Twice: Literary LesbianFiction by New American Writers” won a Lambda LiteraryAward. Her debut story collection, “Love, In Theory”, won her the 2012 Flannery O’Connor Award and the 2014 Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers Award. “Love, In Theory” takes her readers on an amatory
journey through 10 stories, each offering a modern and profoundtake on the age-old theme of love.Read more >>










Right to work for all citizens

With a simple stroke of his pen, Governor Scott Walker made Wisconsin the 25th right-to-work state, ending a long four-year standoff with union opponents. Citizens of Wisconsincan rest assured that their freedom to choose will bring more prosperity to their state and end the forced practice of joining unions. Now that half the nation lives in a state with right-to-work legislation, its time for congressional lawmakers to expand workers’ rights across the nation. Republicans have a clear incentive to demonstrate to the American people that growth and prosperity will come, if we choose to make our workforce more competitive in the national arena.Read more >>



MLS rebrands for their 20th season

Major League Soccer (MLS) kicked off its 20th season last weekend. While the official start to the season happened on Friday with LA Galaxy taking on Chicago Fire, all eyes were on the Orlando City/NYCFC matchup on Sunday featuring world-famous stars Kaká and David Villa.Read more>>