Daily Archives: December 7, 2016


Tweeting toward the election

Social media influenced the 2016 election more than any election before. According to Convince&Convert’s website, “the Twitter population is still 17 million people, which is roughly equivalent to the combined populations of Connecticut, Oregon, Kentucky, Kansas and Oklahoma.” With so many people and so much time spent on media, every tweet sent out by each…


Soccer team perishes in plane crash

Brazilian club Associacao Chapecoense de Futebol tragically loses most of squad in unfortunate LaMia flight The soccer community mourns the tragic loss of Chapecoense de Futebol players who, in addition to coaching staff and journalists, died in an unfortunate plane crash on their way to a title defining match. The Brazilian soccer team had somewhat…


Winter views on Hope’s campus

“While normal students spend their study breaks watching Netflix or napping, I venture into the winter blizzards and take advantage of the views that people sometimes miss. These were all taken during Sunday’s snowfall, the first accumulation of the year. Sometimes, it just takes some weird bends, crouches and other unbalanced positions to find the…


Warm up with winter sports

Seasons begin for basketball, hockey, swimming and diving Men’s Basketball (5-1) After opening their season with an exhibition game against the Indiana University Hoosiers, the Hope College Flying Dutchmen returned to DIII competition opening their regular season in Wisconsin with a Tip-off tournament hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Stout. In their first game of the…


College basketball keeps heating up

College basketball is so far living up to my expectations. Being a huge basketball fan, I have seen many crazy things throughout this year with Indiana’s shocking upset to Fort Wayne before thanksgiving break, to Michigan State’s surprising, underachieving, 2016-17 campaign. We should tip our hats to Fort Wayne for playing at home against the…

Angry Adam: The greatest activities

In case you aren’t already aware, it is officially Christmas. You see, here in Michigan it seems that once Thanksgiving is over it begins the month-long holiday of Christmas. It stretches from Nov. 25 until Dec. 25 and consists of holiday songs playing entirely too loud, people hanging and placing an obscene amount of ornaments…