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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…

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Panel shares on discourse

These days, it is a common sentiment across every demographic that we live in an age of political polarization rarely seen in politics. The ability to reach out and communicate about daily events to any given stranger has become notably strained, boding poorly for the common American and their ability to come to a reasonable…

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The mountains among us

I grew up in the flatlands of Indiana with little reference to just how high a mountain could be. I have been given the opportunity to travel around and see the rocky skyline of Arizona and the winding pine-covered mountains of the Adirondacks. However, neither of these experiences could have prepared me for the Himalayas….

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SEED embraces growth and love

Sports Evangelism to Equip Disciples (SEED) is an immersion trip opportunity offered to student-athletes at Hope College. Through this trip, athletes are able to travel to locations such as Africa or Costa Rica to share their love for sports and Jesus. According to SEED’s website, the group’s mission is “to equip Hope College student-athletes to…