Articles by Julia Kirby


Get out the vote!

Are you prepared? Election day is almost here! Although it may feel like filling out a piece of paper doesn’t do a lot, it’s a crucial way to weigh in on issues that are important to you and your family. Voters have an equal say in dictating their future, so it’s important to get out…


Knapp wishes a merry Christmas

By Joyce Byers For the past few weeks, a frenzy of rumors about telepathic activity has been brewing on campus. Last Friday, Nov. 3, the rumors were, quite literally, brought into the light when an event was held in the Pine Grove at 8 p.m. Hundreds of students gathered together to hang Christmas lights among…


Opus opens up spooky mic night

Appropriate to the season, a spooky-themed Open Mic Night was held last week at Kruizenga Art Museum. Opus hosted the event Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. The theme “Love Poetry for the Dead” was fitting, considering the event’s proximity to Halloween and the beautifully eerie setting created by the Kruizenga’s white walls covered in…


Your Jokes Aren’t Funny

A few weeks ago, I was passing through the hallway in my residence hall when I overheard someone speaking to one of their friends. They were exiting another room just as I was entering mine, so it was pure chance of timing that their comment reached my ears. The comment, which I will not quote…


Returning to Hope

I will admit that I was not looking forward to returning to campus this semester. The thought of leaving the warm, lazy days of summer behind and beginning another busy chapter of my education was not very inviting. I could stay home, get a full-time retail or nanny job and spend the rest of my…