Articles by Becky Downing


Student soloists featured in concert

Six Hope College musicians were featured at the Hope College Symphony Orchestra’s 45th Annual Concerto-Aria Concert on Saturday, Feb. 18. The concert was held in the concert hall of the Jack H. Miller building and was also live-streamed online. Soloists included Madalyn Navis (’17) on violin, Stanna Dorn (’17) on piccolo, Hilary Hunsberger (’17) on…


Visiting writers draw crowd

(Photos by Kelly Ocock) The Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series kicked off the second half of its 2016 – 2017 season with poet Natalie Scenters-Zapico and writer Lauren Acampora. The two read in the John and Dede Recital Hall in the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2….


Bible studies partner with KAM

(Photos by Kelly Ocock) This semester on-campus women’s Bible studies are taking inspiration from an exhibition on display at the Kruizenga Art Museum (KAM). The exhibit entitled “Gospel Stories” features 47 pieces designed by German artist Otto Dix and Japanese artist Sadao Watanbe. Both 20th century artists portray Jesus in their pieces, as they were…


Must-watch movies before Oscar season

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) will be presenting this year’s picks for the 2017 Academy Awards, or “Oscars”, on Jan. 24, in a segment that will live-streamed on their website and featured on ABC’s “Good Morning America”. Although movie junkies must wait almost a week to see these nominations announced by…