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Worship team shaping new praises

Since Bruce Benedict arrived as chaplain of worship at Hope College two and a half years ago, he has urged students to create original worship songs and has helped write EPs including “Fairer” and “The Beatitudes” over the course of the last school year. They have now begun the process of creating a new EP…

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Improv requires a hardworking team

(Photos by Kelly Ocock)   Every month on either a Friday or Saturday night, Hope College students, faculty and Holland community members gather in the DeWitt theatre to await VanderProv, Hope’s student-run improvisational group. Nothing beats a free comedic study break. This past Saturday, the doors to DeWitt opened at 7 p.m. and the improv…

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Dance 43 premieres at Knickerbocker

Hope College’s Department of Dance kicked off Dance 43 last weekend on March 3 and 4. The performance took place at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland and featured student dancers. Department Chair, Matthew Farmer, explained the event’s theme in the program notes, writing, “Tonight the Dance Department celebrates 43 years of presenting works to…

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Hope performs play about love

There are many complicated relationships that revolve around love and nothing is ever straightforward. Perhaps Caryl Churchill thought that if more information was given from different experiences, people could begin to tackle the intricacies of all kinds of interpersonal relationships. Churchill, who wrote the play “Love and Information,” has placed these relationships on display for…

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Hope students create original podcast

Hope College students Ashley Arnoult (’19) and Abbey Peecher (’18) may seem like typical funny college friends, but recently they’ve taken their funniness to a whole new level by recording themselves for the entire world to hear. The pair has created a podcast, entitled “This Is Definitely A Podcast,” which can be listened to for…

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Female musicians rock Hope

(Photos by Kelly Ocock) The Japanese House, comprised of Amber Bain, graced the Park Theatre stage last Fri- day, Feb. 24. Doors to the Holland venue opened at 7:30 p.m. to an extensive line of fans and curious music-lovers. The open- ing and main acts both featured talented women, who are making their mark in…