Opinion

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Seven reasons to be a humanities major

Allow me to persuade you to discard your business, accounting, biology, communications, or any other major connected, in some way, to the so-called STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) or social science fields. I propose you instead major in that which offers something of substance. Philosophy, classical studies, English, or a history major would be fine…

Christian schools need to act Christian

On many campuses across America, schools professing to be Christian find that the actual tenets of their faith are at odds with the populist dogma that appeals to the American ethos of free expression. On the one hand, Christian educational institutions desire to appeal to the same principles of “free speech” and “open-mindedness” that their…

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Hope Forward calls for student voice

This summer, Hope’s President, Matthew Scogin, introduced Hope Forward–a model that will drastically change the way that students pay for a Hope experience. The college hopes to implement the plan in the next ten to fifteen years. When it comes to fruition, all students would be offered a full-tuition scholarship with the expectation that upon…

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A war and its consequences

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine this past week brings to the forefront a divide between interventionism and isolationism that has long been debated in American politics. The policy of “America First’,’ pushed during the Trump Presidency, has created a new fault line within the Republican Party specifically. There are those who believe that domestic problems must…

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Remember Oxford

I am from Oxford, Michigan. A month ago, Oxford was a town no one had ever heard of. When I first arrived at Hope College and people asked where I was from, I’d make a map out of my hand and point. “It’s about an hour north of Detroit,” I’d say.  It’s my hometown. I…