Tagged even year

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Part of something bigger

As I am writing this, it’s 11:38 P.M. on Saturday night, almost two hours after the girls of Odd Year were announced as the winners of this year’s Nykerk Cup Competition. I am bursting with energy and the buzz of victory. I am humming Mamma Mia, which has been stuck in my head since practice…


Congratulations, Odd Year!

2020 Play – “Full House” Coached by Melanie Burkhardt (’18) and Caitie Kieser (’18), twelve Even Year Play girls performed a play that combined both Hope College tradition and the popular 1990’s television show, Full House. DJ, the eldest daughter in her freshman year at Hope, is preparing to see her rambunctious family during Family…


New Pull coaches prepare for the big fight

The Pull is approaching rapidly–Oct. 1 to be exact–and this year’s coaches are as excited as ever. However, the considerable amount of work the coaches put into The Pull each year is underappreciated. An interview with a new Even Year coach, Emily O’Connor (’18), shed some light on the planning and expectations she has as a coach. While she was not able to reveal…