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Speaker challenges poverty with dignity

In another life, Ismael Hernandez could be a passionate communist revolutionary living in Puerto Rico or Guatemala, fighting tooth and nail for the suppression of free enterprise and the downfall of the American establishment. He could follow in the footsteps of his father and many like him, angry at perceived injustices perpetrated on his community…

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Japanese students grace IRC night

The next iteration of International Relations Club’s (IRC) “Country Series” events got a special treat when thirteen students from Kobe Gakuin University in Japan visited to talk about their culture. The event was even larger than previous entries, with over 50 people present in room 004 of the Bultman Student Center. The event featured authentic…

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Enchanting ballet performance

The Hope College Ballet Club brought a beloved fairytale to life over the weekend. This year, the club’s annual production was “Cinderella and the Glass Slipper.” The production featured Prokofiev’s “Cinderella” as performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andre Previn. Directed by Jenny Lussenhop (’19), Emma Scannell (’20) and Emma Barnhart (’21), the…

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Students protest weather changes

Tensions were high at noontime last Sunday after the weather did not cooperate. What was once peaceful chatter and pleas for reasoning quickly boiled over into shouting, insults and displays of violence. “This injustice will not stand!” a student cried out, holding up her DIY protest sign reading “No peace.” Gatherings at the Pine Grove…