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Unique new clubs available to join

Yoga Club Led by Sophia VanderKooy (’20) and Alaina Streberger (’20), Hope Yoga seeks to “allow a space for all students to learn about and practice yoga,” in the words of Streberger. VanderKooy says, “We strive to make Hope Yoga affordable, inclusive and accessible. We want everyone who walks into our practice to feel comfortable…

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Peculiarities among activities

Getting involved has never been easier here at Hope College. The amount of organizations and clubs at every student’s disposal are numerous—all you need to do is show up. Some of these organizations have been around for years and others are just getting started by students who saw an interest gap that needed to be…

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Our home: More green than gray

“Ignorance is bliss” is a pretty good summary of many people’s attitudes toward climate change and humanity’s effect on ecological degradation. We prefer to forget that it exists, ignoring the fact that our every day actions have a large impact on what the world will look like in the next few decades. This is the…

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A final reflection

In a blink, in a wink, in one more life-flash-before-my-eyes moment while crossing the street, I will be home. I can feel the cold Michigan wind against the tip of my nose, hear the Christmas music, and see the lights glow against snow covered Holland pines. Yet when I pull away from that excitement and…

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Youth democracy in Greece

This September, Emily Wolfe (’20) traveled to Athens, Greece to attend the Athens Democracy Forum as a student representative for Hope College. Set up by the New York Times alongside the United Nations, the Athens Democracy Forum brings leaders from all over the world together to discuss the current state of democracy. Along with 20…

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Sustainability in action

Trinity Knight (’19) is ahead of the curve with sustainability. She started composting last fall after becoming an R.A. and has not stopped. Knight oversees Oggel Apartments, which has a composting bucket under the kitchen sink. Knight says composting leaves kitchens smell- and-squirrel-free. Trash takeout is less frequent, and food is sealed tight. Even when…