Articles by Annah Duffey


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‘13 Reasons Why’: Helpful or hurtful?

Although many people find the subject uncomfortable, the Population Reference Bureau said that “suicides have become the second leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States” as of June 2016. Suicide is not pleasant and is depicted in an authentic, painful way in Netflix’s new series “13 Reasons Why,” based off of the…

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Jazz concert features Jim Cooper Trio

Thursday, April 27, the Holland Area Arts Council will be presenting “Jazz in the Gallery,” featuring the Jim Cooper Trio. “Jazz in the Gallery” is a small and personal concert. The Jim Cooper trio is comprised of Robin Connell, Warren Jones and Cooper. Connell, who hosts the concert series, won the 2016 Art Prize Public…

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Talented duo to grace concert hall

The Jack H. Miller building  on Hope College’s campus will  be hosting a program on Saturday, April 22, that includes mu  sic “From Bach to Broadway.”   Pieces played throughout  the concert will feature works  for the violin and piano or  harpsichord. Dr. Mihai Craioveanu, violinist and professor  of music at Hope, will be per…

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Ballet Club performs original show

The story of the boy who never grew up has been around for decades. There have been multiple movie, play and musical adaptations, which have originated from J.M. Barrie’s story that was released in 1904. With a long history of creative renditions to the fantastical tale, it only made sense that Hope College’s Ballet Club…

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Nykerk wins national talent show

By: Oprah “America’s Got Talent” has finally discovered real talent: the beautiful ladies in Hope College’s Nykerk Cup competition! All six acts traveled to audition in Detroit last spring and after a long journey, the competition has finished airing and Nykerk was established as the 2027 winners of the national television show. The NBC show…

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‘Drake and Josh’ on air once more

By: Oprah Students all across campus are flocking to their television screens in excitement. No, they are not turning on the March Madness final championship game or another episode of “The Bachelor.” Hope students are eager to watch the revival of a show that is universally appreciated within the genre of laugh tracks and sitcoms:…

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Worship team shaping new praises

Since Bruce Benedict arrived as chaplain of worship at Hope College two and a half years ago, he has urged students to create original worship songs and has helped write EPs including “Fairer” and “The Beatitudes” over the course of the last school year. They have now begun the process of creating a new EP…

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Improv requires a hardworking team

(Photos by Kelly Ocock)   Every month on either a Friday or Saturday night, Hope College students, faculty and Holland community members gather in the DeWitt theatre to await VanderProv, Hope’s student-run improvisational group. Nothing beats a free comedic study break. This past Saturday, the doors to DeWitt opened at 7 p.m. and the improv…

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Hope performs play about love

There are many complicated relationships that revolve around love and nothing is ever straightforward. Perhaps Caryl Churchill thought that if more information was given from different experiences, people could begin to tackle the intricacies of all kinds of interpersonal relationships. Churchill, who wrote the play “Love and Information,” has placed these relationships on display for…

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Female musicians rock Hope

(Photos by Kelly Ocock) The Japanese House, comprised of Amber Bain, graced the Park Theatre stage last Fri- day, Feb. 24. Doors to the Holland venue opened at 7:30 p.m. to an extensive line of fans and curious music-lovers. The open- ing and main acts both featured talented women, who are making their mark in…