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Veteran Support on Campus

 Oftentimes, veterans who are now students on the Hope College campus are an afterthought among their peers. Whether it be their first or fourth year on campus, they still have a need for recognition, relational support and simple acknowledgement. Many veterans prefer not to be singled out for their service, but acknowledging their service prior…

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Go vote

 On Tuesday, March 3, known by many as Super Tuesday, voters from 14 different states took to the ballot boxes and cast their votes in the 2020 presidential primary. Since Tuesday, two more candidates from the Democratic party have ended their campaigns, leaving three candidates remaining (as of March 6): Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden and…

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Take care of yourself

   It’s no secret that winter in Michigan is dreary. The sun only comes out when it wants to, and when it does, its heat is dampened by the cold wind. Sunny days are miracles that cannot come often enough. So far this winter, we have been lucky to have a decent amount of them, but…

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The truth about Hope’s Catholic community

   For decades, the Catholic community on Hope’s campus has fallen into the margins of our campus. Jacob Mazur-Batistoni from Lapeer, Michigan, saw this problem and decided to do something about it. Mazur-Batistoni is a senior at Hope College who’s planning to enter the Dominican Priesthood after graduating. When Mazur-Batistoni arrived on campus as a freshman,…

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Are You Thinking About Taking a Gap Year?

Millennials are becoming more and more prone to taking a step back before buying into the “pressures” that universities can exert. Many students have confidence in why they are on campus studying, but others would rather figure it out through hands-on experience before accumulating college debt. Both resolutions are viable. According to the Gap Year…

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Do I have to be a Christian?

Some students often feel that being a Christian is an unspoken prerequisite for going to Hope College. Throughout campus, the question is frequently asked, “What church do you go to?”  Many students face this as they live and study on campus. With this question seems to come an entire box of unopened and discreetly “already…