Articles by Chloe Bartz

Chloe (’23) is a staff writer for the Campus and Sports sections of the Anchor. A former athlete and yearbook editor at Edwardsburg High School, she stays connected with her passion for sports and the individual student experience by covering them weekly in her articles. Chloe is a biochemistry and English double major with hopes of pursuing a law degree following her time at Hope. In her free time she enjoys working out, volunteering at Renew Therapeutic Riding Center and reading. She is also a writing assistant at the Klooster Writing Center, where she hopes to help infuse her peers with the same enthusiasm and confidence writing has offered her.


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Get out of the Gym

 People say that college is a time for growth. However, what they usually mean by this is a growth of the mind or growth of your horizons, not growth of your waistline. This can be a challenge for many college students as many former athletes are now left with no designated practice times, and even…

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From Ashes to Ashes

Ash Wednesday is the most observed Christian service in the world. The number of attendees to services on Ash Wednesday has been recorded to trump both Christmas and Easter services. One Hope student, Cameron Smith (’23), joined the ranks of Christian believers in participating in his first-ever Ash Wednesday service. Upon returning to his dorm,…

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So long, senior basketball stars

Editor’s note: This week, staff writer Chloe Bartz had the opportunity to do a Q&A with seniors Arika Tolbert and Kayla Russell, two members of the Hope women’s basketball team. Tolbert is originally from Lathrup Village, MI, and is a double major in business and economics, while Clarkston, MI is the hometown of Russell, a…

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Put the ‘I’ in Immersion

 One of the benefits of a liberal arts education is the opportunity for students to develop themselves beyond the classroom curriculum specific to their major or minor. For most students, this looks like the completion of the courses listed under “required” to graduate. However, Hope’s statement on Christian identity and the belief that the knowledge…

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Moving Beyond Mellon

Hope is renowned for the wide range of undergraduate research projects that are available for student involvement. The majority of the research being funded at Hope is in STEM fields and related disciplines. For those individuals whose focus of their study is more humanities or arts based, the further development and application of their research…

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A Slippery Slope

Nothing is more disappointing than fresh powder snow that turns from snow to slush to ice. The snowplow will roar its fury at being pulled from its warm bed at 6am to remove the sugary flakes from the road, and since misery loves company, it will wake us with its ruckus. It is days like…