Words Of Hope

Authentic, vulnerable and encouraging blog posts by Hope Arcuri

Late Night Talks

People go to college for many different reasons: to get an education, to get a job, to get out of the house, to please parents, to “have a future”...

Being Grateful

Being Grateful When we tell each other what we’re grateful for, we say, “to live in the US.” Or, “my family and friends.” Or, “Good health...

Option 2

In the past month, I’ve learned a few things that have rocked my world and made me consider why I even bothered having a childhood at all: -The corr...

Finding A Balance

This post was inspired by something that was graffitied onto Duke’s East Campus bridge. The graffiti was part of a service project where students co...

My Addiction Problem

I have an addiction problem. It’s not something I talk about. But it’s a problem. I’m addicted to compliments. “I love your shirt.” “Are y...

On Wishing

There are a lot of beautiful people, on the inside and outside, in my life. Sometimes I wish I had some of their qualities. I wish I had Dibet Wilkins...

Stress

I frickin’ hate the word “stress”. But I use it all the time. And hear it all the time. Throughout “Upper School” (private school way of...

Embracing the Middle

Here at Duke people like to live the extremes. Everyone wants to be the smartest, prettiest, funniest, coolest, the most talented, and the most intere...

On Why I Dress Up

I’ve heard it all: Why do you look so nice? What are you dressed up for? What event did you have today? Do you plan out your outfits? Why, yes, I do...

Flaws

There are two sides to everything. I’ve heard you can’t have faith without doubts. You can’t believe one side without knowing the other. You can...