Articles by Emily Voss

Emily was a staff writer for the Anchor during the 2019-2020 school year. Her drive for journalism comes from her desire for storytelling. She is passionate about finding and creating a way for voices to be heard, that otherwise would be bypassed. The most important thing to Emily is people. The work just follows. Emily studies English and political science for secondary education. Some of her hobbies include hiking, international travel, hanging with kids and training her german shepherd!


Are You Thinking About Taking a Gap Year?

Millennials are becoming more and more prone to taking a step back before buying into the “pressures” that universities can exert. Many students have confidence in why they are on campus studying, but others would rather figure it out through hands-on experience before accumulating college debt. Both resolutions are viable. According to the Gap Year…


Do I have to be a Christian?

Some students often feel that being a Christian is an unspoken prerequisite for going to Hope College. Throughout campus, the question is frequently asked, “What church do you go to?”  Many students face this as they live and study on campus. With this question seems to come an entire box of unopened and discreetly “already…


Humanity is Worth It

In 2019, a new social advocacy drama addressing homelessness and the general public was released in the U.S. The Big Read Documentary Film Screening this week showed this film, “The Public,” on November 5 at the Knickerbocker Theatre. In the approach to educate its viewers on challenging issues, the film addresses poverty, homelessness, mental illness…