Articles by Claire Buck

Claire Buck ('22) is a Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Hope College Anchor. As an English major and a pre-med student, she gets excited whenever she finds places where science and storytelling intersect. When she's not editing articles or wrestling with WordPress, she enjoys wandering around farmers' markets, writing sonnets, and baking bread for her housemates.


Keeping Hope

Of all the things to go missing off of supermarket shelves during the pandemic, I didn’t expect it would be yeast. The lysol wipes, the pasta, even the toilet paper—that made sense. But yeast? In these days of isolation, everyone seems to have had the same idea as me: this is the perfect time to…


The Big Read takes off

In November of 1960, three sisters and a wrecked jeep were found at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff in the northern region of the Dominican Republic. Although the official newspaper reported that their deaths were an accident, nobody was fooled. Throughout the Dominican, the people knew these young women as Las Mariposas, the Butterflies,…


The Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series kicks off soon: Here’s how to get involved!

If you’re looking for a way to engage with great literature, talented writers and thoughtful community, the Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series (JRVWS) might be the perfect opportunity. This fall, Hope College will be hosting three award-winning authors—Mira Bartók, Heather Sellers and Julia Alvarez—to give readings of their work and share insights in a Q&A…


Hope alum advocates for peace and human rights

When congratulating Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his reelection last week, President Trump also suggested that Netanyahu’s win improved the chances of establishing peace in a region long troubled by conflict. According to experts quoted and published in the New York Times, Al Jazeera News, and the Council on Foreign Relations, the actual chances…