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In defense of country music

Big green tractors. An ice cold beer. Blue jeans and dirt-covered work boots. This imagery might make you think of the early 2000s. You might be transported to your grandfather’s truck with artists like Jason Aldean and Kenny Chesney singing their Southern-accented hearts out through the car radio. On the other side of things, you…

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My story: ‘Whispers of God’

“To this world, you will never be enough, but with God, you are always more than enough” (Whispers of God, Chapter 4).  When I was a five-year-old girl, if you would have told me that my future consisted of trauma, a divorce, abuse, bullying, a near-death illness and an eating disorder that almost killed me…

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Twelfth Night: The Freshman Experience

The student body is going through a lot right now with COVID-19, that is undeniable. However, our freshmen are also going through a huge transition: the shift from high school to collegiate life. I interviewed two freshmen, Liliana Fraser-Shade and Brianna Tomczak, from the Hope College Theatre Department’s production of “Twelfth Night” to get their…

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‘Tis the season for OPUS!

As your email inbox may have clued you in at the beginning of the month, Hope College’s literary magazine known as Opus began taking submissions for its fall semester edition. The magazine takes written work such as poetry, flash fiction and prose, as well as visual art submissions such as photography, digital art and paintings….