Articles by Claire Dwyer

Claire Dwyer ('24) is a current Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Anchor. Joining as a News Writer fall of a freshman year, she has enjoyed the opportunity to connect with the campus community through journalism!


Telling responses: Kamila Valieva exposed in Russian Olympic doping scandal

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics officially ended on February 20, but controversies were still ongoing. A notable case, in particular, was that of Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva, whose positive test for a performance-enhancing substance sent the figure skating world in a spiral and reignited a debate about Russia’s state-sponsored doping scandal.  The 15-year-old figure…


Mask Mandates Lifted Around the Country

While the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to spread, some public health officials in the places where the surge of cases is tapering off have reconsidered COVID-19 mitigation policies, including in Michigan. A number of states across the US have begun lifting mask mandates and reconsidering mandates in school settings. Some states, such as California,…


Battling omicron on Hope’s campus

Throughout the busy holiday season, a new variant of COVID-19 caused millions of Americans to get sick and yet again disrupted most aspects of society. Omicron emerged as a concerning variant at the end of November after its quick spread was discovered in South Africa, where the mutation originated. The new mutation is much more…