Articles by Zachary Dankert


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Nykerk highlight

Song. Play. Oration. 84 years of friendly competition, dazzling performances, and Nykerk Love. Nykerk is a competition between freshman and sophomore women in three different areas: song, play, and oration. Junior and senior coaches arrange the music, write the plays and guide the orators as they craft seven-minute monologues. After 21 days of practice and…

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Concert band hosts final spring performance

On April 24, the Hope College Concert Band performed in the Jack Miller Center for Musical Arts. The band was directed by Dr. Gabe Southard along with several student conductors: Genevieve DeHart (’19), Jessica Proper (’21), Charles Jordan (’21), Samantha Savalle (’19) and Andrew DePree (’21). This group differs from many other Hope ensembles in…

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JRVWS hosts final event of semester

On Thursday evening, the Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series (JRVWS) put on its final event of the semester, ending the year with two fantastic authors and a celebration of creativity. Hope College played host to writers Hilary Plum and Chen Chen, both of whom demonstrated their literary prowess when they gave live readings to students…

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Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Dance 45. – You don’t need to be the Avatar to enjoy this show

Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Hope College Dance Department premiered their 45th annual showcase the weekend of March 1. Dance 45: “The Elements” featured fifty-two talented Hope students, and dances were choreographed by Hope faculty and guest artists alike. The showcase is comprised of seven dances…