Daily Archives: February 28, 2020


Take care of yourself

   It’s no secret that winter in Michigan is dreary. The sun only comes out when it wants to, and when it does, its heat is dampened by the cold wind. Sunny days are miracles that cannot come often enough. So far this winter, we have been lucky to have a decent amount of them, but…


The truth about Hope’s Catholic community

   For decades, the Catholic community on Hope’s campus has fallen into the margins of our campus. Jacob Mazur-Batistoni from Lapeer, Michigan, saw this problem and decided to do something about it. Mazur-Batistoni is a senior at Hope College who’s planning to enter the Dominican Priesthood after graduating. When Mazur-Batistoni arrived on campus as a freshman,…


The Real Cost of Your Clothes

 Look into any Dykstra hall closet and you’ll find brands like Shein, Forever 21 and H&M. Who can refuse their wall-to-wall, $5 t-shirts? As college students, the only thing that we love better than “cheap” is “free.” But brands like these often use their pocket-friendly price tag to conceal a heavy cost to the environment…