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Sports and stress: Finding a balance

As summer ends and school begins again, it is easy to become overwhelmed with the abundance of responsibilities and commitments that college life offers. Students often feel as though they are trying to stay afloat in a sea of classes, athletics, homework, clubs, jobs, friendships and family.  For sophomore engineering major Sydney Jackson, this workload means that, in…

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An Audience of one

Anneliese Lockner, a sophomore here at Hope College, plays every soccer game for an audience of one—God. While most college athletes may believe that sports are played for the audience or even for themselves, students here at Hope use sports to glorify God, and Lockner is not an exception. In the short time that she…

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Running into a New School Year

While most Hope students were squeezing in time with family and friends during the last week of summer, Kelly Peregrine, a senior here at Hope and captain of the cross country running team, was bonding with her teammates on the mosquito-filled cross country trails. Peregrine stuck to her strict workout plan this summer, despite nursing…

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Return of softball, baseball

The baseball team played Alma College last Saturday, taking two 7-6 walk-off wins in some intense playing. The team’s season record moved to 22-1 overall, with an MIAA record of 13-1, keeping them tied for first place in the MIAA with Albion College. The first game against Alma was won with a bases-loaded walk drawn…

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March Madness takes over campus

Tensions are running high this week as students take to the Pine Grove in protest of the annual March Madness basketball tournament. Over the past few weeks, students have held viewing parties on the weekends in the Bultman Student Center, but some think they have taken it too far. “It’s not fun anymore; it’s just…