Articles by Becky Downing


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Dance 43 premieres at Knickerbocker

Hope College’s Department of Dance kicked off Dance 43 last weekend on March 3 and 4. The performance took place at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland and featured student dancers. Department Chair, Matthew Farmer, explained the event’s theme in the program notes, writing, “Tonight the Dance Department celebrates 43 years of presenting works to…

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Hope students create original podcast

Hope College students Ashley Arnoult (’19) and Abbey Peecher (’18) may seem like typical funny college friends, but recently they’ve taken their funniness to a whole new level by recording themselves for the entire world to hear. The pair has created a podcast, entitled “This Is Definitely A Podcast,” which can be listened to for…

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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…

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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….