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28 October, 2013


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Women’s Volleyball Clothes Drive

What: The Women’s Volleyball team is collecting new and gently used clothes. When: Now through Thursday, October 31st Where: Student Life Office and 2nd floor Atrium All Donations will be given to Frontline Homeless Ministry of Chicago. If you have any new or gently used clothes that you would like to donate, please put them in the donation box located in the Student Life office before October 31st.

Ireland Information Meeting Anyone interested in obtaining information about the History and Theology course that will be traveling to Ireland during Spring Session 1 is invited to attend an informational meeting in the West Dining Room on Thursday, October 31, from 12:30 – 1:00pm. Even if you are simply considering it as a possibility, please join attend. For those who have class before or after this time, you will be able to slip in late or leave early as needed.

“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!” - Psalm 107:1

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Monday 10/28: Statue of Liberty Dedicated (1886) Tuesday 10/29: Men's Basketball vs. Lourdes University at 7pm (home)

Chapel Schedule: Monday: Speaker Tim Brown Wednesday: Speaker Brian Telzerow on Reformation Day

Wednesday 10/30: The broadcast of Orson Welles' radio drama, "War of the Worlds," caused a national panic (1938)

Friday: Prayer and Praise

Thursday 10/31: Seminary Fair in the atrium from 9am-3pm

Considering Studying Abroad?

Friday 11/01: Kuyper Experience Day Men's Basketball vs. Davenport at 6pm (away) The Hunt at 8pm Saturday 11/02: Men's Basketball Tip-Off Tournament at 1pm (away) Sunday 11/03: Daylight Saving Time Ends

If you are planning on studying abroad for NEXT Fall 2014 or NEXT Winter 2015, come join us in the Zondervan Room on the third floor on Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 1:00-2:00 pm. This is REQUIRED for all planning on studying abroad!

“And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them. Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you.� - Luke 12:29-31

World News Technology Transformed: Global Race to Innovate Fastest Roller-coaster World Wide By Emily Gafford

While technology continues to advance, theme park owners discover new ways to attract park guests. Various theme parks are in the race to create the fastest, scariest, and most thrilling ride! As engineers continue to push the limits, they have begun to ask themselves “how much can the human body withstand?” What impact will this have on what future rides will look like? John Wardley, designer of the Nemesis, Oblivion and Air rides at Alton Towers, said: "While we can withstand 6-8Gs for very short periods of time, if we experience 5G for more than five seconds, say, we're likely to black out. With today’s technology it is common for thrill seekers to experience 3G while going through tight turns. The weightless feeling that one feels while going down the hills in a rollercoaster is actually zero G. While John Wardley says that we cannot push people any farther, Justin Garvanovic, founder of the European Coaster Club says "We reached the limit of G-

Takabisha, at Fuji-Q Highland amusement park in Japan, boasts the steepest descent at 121 degrees

Soccer 10/25: NCCAA Midwest Regional Tournament, Kuyper vs. Marathana Baptist Bible College (loss) Score: 1-4 Overall: 6-10

All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation. ~ Francois Fenelon

forces a while ago, but there is no technological limit to how fast or how high roller coasters can go - it's all down to money." One well known ride, the Ferrari World’s Formula Rossa ride allows passengers to experience 4.8G’s during acceleration. The ride goes from 0-149mph in just 4.9 seconds. The feeling that passengers experience on this ride is something only fighter pilots feel. This coaster has a compressed nitrogen gas system which allows it to produce 21,000 horsepower (20X that of a formula 1 race car!). Some rollercoasters are using the same technology as the US Navy uses to propel jets from aircraft carriers. This has allowed them to catapult passengers from 0-70 in 2 seconds.

Kuyper will advance to the Midwest Semi-Final

The Smiler, the world's first 14-loop roller coaster, opened at Alton Towers in October

October 2013

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28 October 2013 THE LOOP

November 2013 Sun







1 Kuyper Experience Day Men's Basketball vs. Davenport - 6pm, away The Hunt - 8pm

2 Men's Basketball Tip-Off Tournament - 1pm, away


4 5 English Language Institute/China - 9am-5pm, 2nd floor atrium

6 7 MSW Fair - 10am-2pm, 1st floor atrium

8 Kuyper Experience Day Men's Basketball vs. Crossroads - 5pm, Grace Women's Basketball vs. Northland International - 7pm, home

9 Men's Basketball Grace Tiger Tournament - 1pm, away Women's Basketball vs. Davis College - 3pm, home



12 Men’s Basketball vs. Lawrence Tech - 7pm, away

13 Dodgeball Tournament - 9pm, Gym


15 Kuyper Experience Day

16 Men's Basketball vs. Andrew's University - 8:30pm, away


18 Grand Rapids Theological Seminary - 11am-2pm, 2nd floor atrium




22 Kuyper Experience Day


24 Fall Choir Concert - 3pm, Chapel


26 Men’s Basketball vs. Dayspring - 7pm, away

27 Thanksgiving Break, no classes after 1pm

28 Thanksgiving Break



The Loop! 10/28/13  

The 33rd edition of the student newsletter

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