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Holland, M i c h i g a n • A s t u d e n t - r u n n o n p r o f i t p u b l i c a t i o n • S e r v i n g t h e Hope College C o m m u n i t y for 117 years

Lecturer to share her views on faith and learning

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The annual Pew Society Faith and Learning lecture will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday in Wichers Auditorium in Nykerk Hall. The featured speaker will be Dr. Jean Bethke Elshtain of the University of Chicago. Her topic is "Faith's Relevance to Scholarship." Hope College's Pew Society sponsors this annual lecture series. The Pew Society is a program for juniors and senior who intend to go on to graduate school in the humanities and social sciences. Its goal is to help students integrate faith and learning. Dr. Marc Baer, professor of history at Hope and director of the Pew Society, said of the series: "Once a year we look for a scholar at a research university who has thought a lot and published on connecting Christian faith with scholarship." Elshtain has done just that. She is currently serving as the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago. She has written and collaborated on 20 books, as well as numerous articles and essays. Elshtain holds a bachelor and two master's degrees in history, as well as a Ph.D. in social science. Elshtain visited Hope's

campus earlier this year as a keynote speaker during the Critical Issues Symposium. The goal of this lecture series is, according to Baer, "To give the Hope community...an opportunity to think about how Christian faith and the life of the mind can complement each other." "It's something that pops into our head from time to time. Does Sunday have any relevance to Monday, or should Monday in any way help me to think through the message I hear on Sunday?" said Baer. Kerilyn Harkaway ('04) is an English major and is planning to go on to graduate school to study medieval literature. She still remembers the lecture she attended two years ago. "The lecture was one step in help me to realize that scholarship d o n e by Christians springs out of faith; it's an extenuation of belief," Harkaway said. The faculty committee of the Pew Society is in charge of selecting and inviting speakers. This committee consists of Charlotte Witvliet, professor of psychology; Lee Forrester, professor of German; Todd Stein, professor of

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Visiting campus this week again, the Rev. Trygve Johnson and his wife, Kristin, attend a panel to meet students. This second visit was set up in an attempt to further acquaint students with Johnson. For more student opinions, see the Seen & Heard, page 2.

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Martha Miller Center next up for construction at Hope Jordan Wolfson SENIOR S T A F F R E P O R T E R

The Martha Miller Center came one step closer to reality with the demolition of former Lincoln Elementary School building over Christmas break. The Martha Miller Communications Center will provide many new opportunities for Hope College students and faculty. The Center will be the new home of the modem and classical languages departments, as well as the communications department and the offices of International Education and Multicultural Life. The hope in housing these three academic departments under the same roof is that interaction between

them will lead to increased opportunities for students who are connected with any one of these departments. The classrooms enclosed in the center will contain top-of-the-line equipment, including video projection screens. Video studios will be available for recording and editing. Speech labs will also be present, giving students a place to review video recordings of their speeches. Students will also benefit from the addition of air conditioning to the new building. This new environment is expected to enhance the learning experience for students and staff alike. WTHS radio and the Anchor will also find new homes in the Center,

bringing even more aspects of communication together. Dr. Deirdre Johnston, chairperson of Hope's communications department, said, "The theme of the building - global communication reflects the shared mission of the communication department, the department of modem and classical languages and the Multicultural Life and International Education offices. The commitment to understand and c e l e b r a t e d i v e r s i t y through better communication is central to the mission of each of the departments housed in the new Martha Miller Center." Students and faculty in the language department will appreciate the move from Graves Hall to the

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Last Wednesday evening, a break in a water main caused water to be tumed off to Kollen Hall, DeWitt Center, Nykerk Hall, Delta Phi cottage and Westem Theological Seminary. By Thursday moming, emergency repairs had been made and water was restored to the buildings. Yesterday, the pedestrian walkway behind Lubbers was closed in order to make repairs to a steam line that was leaking. The steam line provides heat to campus buildings. Students and staff are asked to d e t o u r around this area until the barricades are r e m o v e d .

new building. Bigger and better classrooms and offices in the Center will relieve the current cramped situation at Graves. The new classrooms will include technology that was not available in Graves, due to the high costs of updating the old building. The offices of Multicultural Life and Intemational Education, with their myriad of trips and study abroad programs, will be close at hand for language students interested in traveling to other countries. Faculty whose offices will be in the building will get a chance to collaborate closely with their peers, s h a r i n g i n f o r m a t i o n and i d e a s throughout the departments. Sander Dehaan and Lee Forester,

both German professors and representatives of the language department commented, "We are very pleased that the administration has taken the risk to push this project through.. .the assimilation of all the different department will definitely have a positive impact on students." Greg Maybury, director of Ope r a t i o n s and T e c h n o l o g y , is in charge of the upcoming additions to Hope's campus, including the Martha Miller Center, the DeVos Fieldhouse and the new Peale Science Center. ' T h e plan is still to start (construction) after Tulip Time this spring, pending Board of Trustees' approval," Maybury said concerning the construction schedule.

Murder documentary premieres A new documentary has been produced with the help of some Hope College Communications majors. "Who Killed Janet Chandler" will premiere at the Knickerbocker Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. and continue through Jan. 30. The documentary investigates an unsolved Hope mystery: a student was abducted and murdered some 25 years ago. Law enforcement will be present at the first showing of the 80-minute film. There is no charge for admission. Chandler was abducted at work her senior year in 1979.

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HAAC presents exhibit Arts, page 3

Campus safety changes Features, page 4

Hockey rivalry Sports, page 8

So you wanna be an RA Features, page 5


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bership of the Pew Society, which are humanities and the social sciences," said Baer. Elshtain has credentials in both of these areas. The Pew Society currently contains 50 junior and senior members. New members are invited to join in the spring of their sophomore year. These students must have an overal GPA of 3.7 or higher. Each student in the program is linked with a mentor. This person usually, but not always, comes from the students' major department. The focus of the mentorship depends on the students' wishes. "Sometimes students want to focus on the answer to the question,

' H o w do I p r e p a r e a g r a d u a t e school application?' For others, they are more interested in exploring issues of 'How does faith affect the activities of the m i n d ? " ' commented Baer. "The Hope College's Pew Society presents students with a living, breathing model of someone who has learned how his or her scholarship impacts and is affected by faith," Harkaway said. Bethke's lecture is open to the entire Holland community and both Baer and Harkaway encourage all to come. " O u r minds need to be challenged," explained Harkaway.

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Austin Mitchell ('06), Seth DeVries ('04), Dean Gibbie {'06) and Jake Nyboer ('04) stake out their place in line on Wednesday night in front of the Dow Center. They were waiting for tickets to go on sale for the Hope-Calvin men's basket ball game, which will be played Saturday at 3:00 p.m.in the Holland Civic Center. This will be the first meeting of the season for these rivals. Austin arrived at 7:30 p.m., beginning the traditional student camp-out for tickets. Several tents were pitched and igloos created by students in an attempt to keep out the cold: the overnight low in Holland was 16 degrees. For more Information, see the Hope/Calvin website at www.hope.edu/pr/ athletics/announcel/html.

WILL'S WORLDVIEW

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Movies: The sign of our times Leading up to the millennium, many people thought the world would end. People freaked out and naturally went to the movies to watch the end of time unfold on the big screen instead of in the real world. Dante's Peak explodes a small mountain town in a volcanic eruption and Volcano bums Los Angeles to the ground. Armageddon stops the 'global killer' asteroid but still manages to wipe out countless humans. It also eerily depicts the Twin Towers burning after a meteor shower. During the late 90's, the popular trend was to duplicate disasters in movies just in case we forgot the many ways we could possibly die. We loved these movies and went to them in record numbers. That would all change. Suddenly our millennium Armageddon fears became reality. September 11 was all too real. We no longer wanted to see movies of humanity's demise. The post millennium and 9/ 11 era produced movies that had again profoundly similar messages. Movies turned into longer epics of struggling fantasy worlds. We wanted to forget terrorists and Armageddon. We wanted figures like Frodo, Neo, and John Connor to save our world. Before the millennium and 9/11, main characters in the movies I've mentioned were heroes and not saviors. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is an epic that depicts humanity struggling to survive

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against the forces of evil. The burden of the ring and mankind lies in the hands of Frodo. All who become entranced by the ring, even Frodo, must fight the inherent evil from within. People identified this fictional struggle as a reflection of our real world. We also longed for that savior in Frodo. The Matrix and Terminator trilogies saw our struggle in a different light. Technology is humanity's demise. Both movies envision a futuristic world in which machines inevitably destroy mankind. Both still, however, possess a glimmer of hope. Neo is the Christ-like figure in The Matrix who eventually sacrifices himself for all humanity. John Connor is a future world leader and the sole hope for mankind in a war against machines in Terminator 3. I could write forever on The Matrix's philosophical and mystical aspects, but one of the main points is humanity cannot save itself. Neo, the renewer of life is needed. Christ is needed. Terminator 3 concluded that man inevitably will destroy himself, but that savior in John Connor still gave hope for us all. Movies are the sign of our times. They reflect society's innermost fears, hopes, dreams and thoughts. In the end, this modem world seeks a Frodo Baggins or a Neo as a beacon of hope. A hope that ensures we will be saved. A hope that Frodo lives.

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If chosen, what do you think Trygve Johnson will contribute to campus ministries?

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"(He) can contribute... communication on the level of the students and...will help to witness to different fractions within the school c o m m u nity." —Chris Sterling ('04)

"I think he would offer...sound scriptural teaching and really challenge students in their faith and in their Vaflr." —David Jeffries ('07)

"I think he'll bring a lot of passion to the program. I was just really excited by what I he* —AdaniCh

"I really think Trygve is going to challenge us in our Christian faith and it's really going to bring a sense of community to campus." —Lisa Walters ('06)

"I think he is a very knowledgeable man and I think...that even though he is fairly young, he's probably going to be saying what God wants him to." —Corrie Smith ('06)


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January 21, 2004

Drama in dance: InSync returns once more that we, as a company, should try to d o something about this issue." InSync is back and with it comes "Fitting Out," choreographed by some familiar faces and some new Rosanne Barton-DeVries, InSync members, performing a whole new director, demonstrates and explores lineup of pieces, as well as a few the struggle of group dynamics and old favorites. how this influences the individual, The concert featuring Michigan's as well as the effect that individuals only p r o f e s s i o n a l t a p and j a z z can have on a group. company, based right here at Hope, "The piece has been a challenge takes place at 8 p.m. on Friday and for me, as I am the soloist who steps Saturday in the Knickerbocker. out of the group and learns to be an " A i n ' t Love a K i c k " is a solo i n d i v i d u a l , " s a i d K a t i e B u d r i s p i e c e c h o r e o g r a p h e d b y T e r r i . ('04). Filips, one of the c o m p a n y ' s coOne piece to be presented in this founders, and performed by Mari year's concert is the work of student Stuppy ('05). Dolores Sanchez ('05). Her piece, "I am very excited to dance a solo "En Labrega," is a tap number that piece; it is nice to be given the combines m o d e m movement with opportunity to see my own style rhythm. develop," Stuppy said. "But I love " T h e music and the use of the energy I feel and the excitement modem movement in (Sanchez's) of dancing ensemble, especially tap piece is unlike anything I have with this p a r t i c u l a r b u n c h of performed before, and unlike individuals!" anything Hope College has seen," "Bedtime Stories," also Budris said. "It is a very powerful choreographed by Filips, is a threep i e c e a b o u t s t r u g g l e and I am part piece including s e g m e n t s anxious to hear the reactions to its r e p r e s e n t i n g the " A d o r e d , " premier." "Abandoned," and "Abused" child. There have been some changes At e a c h p e r f o r m a n c e , a u d i e n c e and c h a l l e n g e s i n v o l v i n g the members will have the opportunity production of this year's concert, to donate money to the Center for as this is the first y e a r that the Women in Transition, a home for student dancers took on much more abused women in Holland. responsibility than in the past. This "Being a part of this piece has included, among other things, really affected me. It has made me running rehearsals, organizing more aware that domestic violence c o s t u m e s a n d coordinating happens than we may think," said publicity for the event. Kelly Vance ('05). "So, I decided "In the process we all leamed Maureen Yonovitz

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InSync members pose. more about each other and how to truly c o m e together to be 'InSync,'" said Dawn Flandermeyer ('04). All the InSync dancers believe that the positive dynamic among the group's members helps keep up the overall morale and that this will show through in the performances. "Having this close, supportive group makes working through some of the difficult times much easier," Flandermeyer said. "We truly care about each other and that b o n d is v e r y e v i d e n t in o u r dancing." Other pieces will include " A t Play," c h o r e o g r a p h e d by D a w n Mcllhargey-Wigert, InSync cofounder; "Irish Jig," choreographed by D o n Smith and re-staged by Barton-DeVries; "Remote Control," premiered by InSync last season; " D a n c e Between the Raindrops," choreographed by g u e s t artist M a r k Y o n a l l y ; and

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InSync dancers rehearse "Remote Control," which will be performed in the upcoming concert on Friday and Saturday. "Synchronicity," choreographed and p e r f o r m e d by the entire company. -Tickets will be available at the

Knickerbocker Theatre one hour before each show. They are $7 for regular adult admission and $5 for senior citizens.

Exhibits feature collection, high school, Old Testament Nell S i m o n s STAFF REPORTER

Not every collection of art can be called a master collection, yet every series has its jewels. From an introspective "Rembrandt's Father" to the subtle and melancholic "Egg Plant," the exhibit currently being featured at the H o l l a n d Area A r t s C o u n c i l is n o exception. The current exhibition at H A A C features works from the personal collection of Keith Charak and Sue Mcllwaine, which contains an eclectic myriad of creations spanning several generations and many artistic styles. No main theme seems to be conveyed by the c o l l e c t i o n a s a w h o l e , yet e a c h p i e c e collectively adds to what can be called a trip through the senses. " W e ' r e thrilled to have this exhibit here. Each piece has a mood it casts," said Lorma Freestone, H A A C exhibitions coordinator.

in front of a piece casts a sense of uniqueness, reminding the world that art can be viewed differently by everyone. T h i s exhibit is j u s t a s a m p l e f r o m a larger collection belonging to Charak and Mcllwaine, who run a Bed and Breakfast in Douglas. C h a r a k ' s f a t h e r b e g a n the collection and samples of his own photography are included in the AMCHOR P H O T O BY R O B O N D R A show. Neptunium, by Lawrence Charak, is now on O n e of t h e m a n y p o w e r f u l display at the Holland Area Arts Council. aspects of this exhibit is a series of paintings depicting the biblical theory of Oil paintings of the f e m a l e figure and c r e a t i o n in G e n e s i s , c r e a t e d by K e i t h photographs capturing a c o m e r of distant Charak's father, Lawrence Charak. These reality o p e n the m in d to the beauty and p a i n t i n g s are i n t r o s p e c t i v e in t h e entire nature, while m o r e subtle pieces relax a collection and meet the eye with an explosion struggling mind to compose diverse art. Even of both intense philosophy and creativity. the captions that greet every patron standing T h e r e are o t h e r u p c o m i n g e x h i b i t s at

H A A C t h a t will a l s o be w o r t h s e e i n g , including a juried show of local high school art and a collection of works by artist Barry Ivker. The high school show is expected to bring in nearly four hundred works of art and will be juried by Scott and Linda Lafontsee of the Lafontsee Gallery in Grand Rapids. "It's pretty incredible and really exciting," said T h e r e s a Sproull, H A A C p r o g r a m director. Much talent is expected to be on display in this annual exhibit. Running concurrently with the high school show will be an exhibit by N e w Orleans collage artist Barry Ivker. Ivker has created an assortment of collages, many intricately c r a f t e d , i l l u s t r a t i n g p a r t s of t h e O l d Testament. The opening reception will take place on Feb. 6. The Holland Area Arts Council is located at 150 East Eighth Street. Admission is free.

Men of Cantus come singing Jordan Wolfson SENIOR STAFF REPORTER

The first GPS performance of the New Year is upon us, and kicking off another semester of spectacular performances is the ever popular a cappella men's group, Cantus. Cantus has performed all across the U.S., traveling from New York to Califomia. The performance will take place at 8 p.m. on Tuesday in Dimnent Chapel. The group sings in the bel canto tradition, meaning it aims to inject intensity into every song, ranging f r o m loud p i e c e s to t h o s e that require softer voices. Its goal is to achieve perfect harmony with its fellow singers, so all voices will

have the same strength. This is the kind of dedication and intensity that this group brings to the craft. "We weren't merely impressed: we were c o n v e r t e d , " said Stereophile Magazine on Cantus' performance. " W e ' d shared a profound musical experience with the rest of the audience." The group will sing songs called "Sinners and Saints," "Love," and "Deep River." These songs vary in style f r o m G r e g o r i a n c h a n t s to contemporary sacred works to Smokey Robinson. T h e music is unique in that it does not slick to one form, but rather explores all kinds of new themes and styles. "Deep River" is Cantus's newest

theme, with a focus on the spiritual t r a d i t i o n s of A f r i c a n - A m e r i c a n music. "This group has been strongly requested by audience members for G P S events, and those who have seen them attest that they are even better live than on their acclaimed recordings," said Derek Emerson, Hope arts coordinator. ' T h e y are c o n s i d e r e d o n e of the top male vocal groups performing today and they are also very young." Cantus has received much praise for their recordings and exceptional reviews, but the real proof lies in the concerts they perform, for it is there that they e n c h a n t people. T h e y are c o l l e g e s t u d e n t s

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A cappella group, Cantus, comes to serenade the campus Tuesday. themselves, hailing from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, so they can relate to the student bodies at each college they visit. The singers in Cantus will also take the time to meet with Hope's own a cappella group, l?' 1 Street Harmony, in w o r k s h o p sessions and will interact with s t u d e n t s

taking E n c o u n t e r with the Arts classes. Tickets for the Cantus performance cost $14 for regular admission, $12 for seniors and $5 for students. They will be sold at t h e D e W i t t C e n t e r t h e a t e r box office beginning Thursday until the day of the performance.


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Campus safety adjusts to new reliance on HPD INFOCUS Jenny Cencer SENIOR STAFF REPORTER

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Josh Cummings ('07) makes the rounds with the shuttle van Monday night.

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state of Michigan declared that deputies must be supervised at all times by a state police officer, which currently does not exist on Hope's campus. A c c o r d i n g to the new ordinance, in order for deputies to r e t a i n t h e i r A M C H O R P H O T O S BY J E N N Y C E N C E R status, they will n o w h a v e to Sergeant Chad Wolters of Hope's Campus Safety is constantly in and out of the Campus Safety Office on 10th St. while working with w o r k f o r the state. Two former the police department to maintain Hope's friendly environment. campus safely officers did this and resigned from twenty-two colleges and found no in the vicinity of the college campus with a new station being their previous Hope positions to need for a deputized force. c o n s t r u c t e d at 57 West 8 ,h St., If the legislation had indeed been keep their certification and source between River and Pine. changed, and a police department of income. "The Campus Safety officers' was able to be instituted at Hope, it Hope faced two options responsibilities aren't any less, they w o u l d be r e q u i r e d to r e t a i n concerning an immediate solution a r e j u s t c h a n g e d , " said E l i s e to the issue including: attempting r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s f r o m s t u d e n t s , Edwards, HPD employee. to get the legislation changed or not faculty and staff, as well as provide The Hope Campus Safety staff open forum meetings throughout having paid deputies on H o p e ' s h a s only experienced minor the campus, and nominate a chief campus. transitions during the entire process Unlike Hope, public universities to oversee the entire process. of removing direct HPD With the c o m b i n a t i o n of and colleges can all have their own involvement. financial aid concerns and several police department directly based on "We have to call on HPD for a m o r e pressing budget requests, its c a m p u s . Following the lot more issues such as complaints, expiration of deputies' contracts. Hope decided that the best possible thefts and things we could have Hope contacted the twenty-three option was to transition from the handled ourselves. We still have the standard Public Safety with o t h e r p r i v a t e i n s t i t u t i o n s in same staff who are always here, but M i c h i g a n this past s u m m e r to deputies through the Holland Police decide whether to lobby for change. Department, to C a m p u s Safety, they have to work with HPD staff who are no longer there all the utilizing HPD units whenever the After much research, Hope lime," said Edwards. need arises. discovered that the University of Edwards, however, is confident "We have an excellent city PD Deu-oit Mercy, lost their deputies that the change was beneficial to all, nearby which can take any criminal through the city of Detroit due to "I feel perfectly safe on campus; I legislation. Hope decided to follow complaints," said Sergeant Chad haven't noticed a difference." Wolters. In fact, the HPD is located the e x a m p l e of the r e m a i n i n g

Safety have remained constant throughout the years, the former title of Public Safety, along with deputized officers, no longer exists. In t h e p a s t , O t t a w a C o u n t y Sheriff deputized Hope Campus S a f e t y m a k i n g a r r e s t s and performing specific duties which no longer can take place with out his supervision throuh the police academy. Since last May, the deputies' contract ended never to be renewed due to recent law constraints. The

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So you want to be an RA? INTFOCUS Erin L'Hotta INFOCUS E D I T O R

As the deadline for the 2004-2005 Residential Assistant applications approaches tomorrow at 5 p.m., Hope's current Residential Life staff members encourage involvement in the program. Not only do residence hall RAs receive $2,765 to $2,865 a year and 10 weekends free from work each semester, many RAs said that they also benefit from the rewarding experience of aiding fellow students. Lynnae Ruberg ('06), an RA in Cook Hall, said that her most enjoyable experience as an R A has been building a fellowship within her residence hall. Cook Hall, which is home to 200 male and female upper classmen, dif-

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surprisingly good at breaking stereotypes," said Ruberg. "While the students in my hall are committed to their academic studies, the relationships we have formed certainly are meaningful and lasting. Had I not been an RA, I would not have had the privilege of getting to know so many unique, interesting and fun individuals. For that I am thankful." Van Vleck is a residence hall known by many students for its quaint "home-like" environment. Since this residence hall houses only 38 Hope women, it creates an opportunity for RAs to build personal relationships with all the residents. "Van Vleck is a tight-knit community that is d e d i c a t e d to k n o w i n g all of its residents and getting deeply involved with the residents and planning exciting programs. We generally have three hall events per month and some fun floor events that are great for bonding. We've begun an annual Lynnae Ruberg ('06) date night that was a smash hit and we hope that some of the other incredible programs fers from other residence hall formats, in that will continue. We're on fire," said Van Vleck four suitemates share a connecting bathroom. Resident Director Kristi Creswell ('04). "Being an RA in Cook Hall has been the Gilmore Hall has a small RA staff of five most surprising aspect of my time at Hope women who create a living environment for College so far. Every dorm has its own ste112 Hope women. reotypes; I am often teased G i l m o r e R D M a r i e B u r k h o l d e r said, for living in the anti-social study dorm,where "Gilmore is a friendly and welcoming comstudents rather sit in their room and study munity that loves to participate in activities instead of talking with friends. However, the RA's plan, as well as spontaneous fun through my experience as an RA, I realized beyond a shadow of a doubt that people are everyday."

Some of Gilmore's past events include: spa nights, golf date night, beach party with Durfee, joumaling, yoga, intramural sports and designing hall shirts. Anyone interested in being a Gilmore RA should expect to be part of a strong staff that's committed to a community which is safe, respectful and fosters the friendships between women. Cosmo/Wyckoff is a co-ed community of 80 men and 20 women. Residents in Cosmo/ Wyckoff are said to be intense with their studies and their play. Cosmo/Wyckoff residents gather on Thursday evenings for weekly study breaks, ranging from listening to Tom Owens on guitar to self-defense with the Holland Police Department. There are PingPong Tournaments, Bible studies, study groups, "He says. She says" discussion on sexuality, and prayer groups. Cosmo/Wyckoff Resident Director Rosie Devries said, "Cosmo/Wyckoff is a place to be real. We celebrate the individual diversity of each resident's life, and experience, while at the same time enjoying the fellowship and support of community. If you like to watch sports or play video games, then this is the place to be." Kevin Yurk ('06), an RA in Durfee Hall, said Durfee offers a wonderful opportunity

As an RA, I mainly love getting involved with the hall, getting involved with the hall, being there for the guys and forming that brotherly bonding. —Kevin Yurk ('06), RA in Durfee wmmmmmmmmmmtmmmm for Hope men, since it is Hope's only all male dorm. Durfee holds many hall events geared towards the residents, such as paintballing, poker nights and the soon-to-come Super Bowl party. "Durfee is unique because it is the only male dorm and mostly freshmen. As an RA, I mainly love getting involved with the hall, being there for the freshmen guys and forming that brotherly bonding," said Yurk. RA experiences and the environments within residence halls differ in many ways, but they all share the common bond of leading and mentoring fellow students, along with creating an environment of hope for which this college stands. Anyone interested in becoming an RA must fill out an application and hand it to Student Development by 5 p.m. tomorrow.

Interested in being an RA? a real life adventure Applications are available in Student Development and are due tomorrow.

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Rape is not sex. Rapists typically experience little lust or passion during the physical act.. According to one rapist interviewed in Timothy Beneke's book "Men on Rape," "When I first attacked her I wasn't even turned on; I wanted to dominate her. When I saw her get scared and hurt, then I got turned on." Rape is violence. It is a crime that threatens the life of the victim and shows no respect for the value of another human life. Rape is not natural. In evolutionary terms, rape is an ineffective reproduction strategy. Most sexual assaults are on a hit-and-run basis and create long-term emotional and mental trauma in the women who would be raising the children.

Rape is a man's problem quantify his sexual worth through his penis Rape is social. According to one study size, his number of sexual partners, his explained in Beneke's book, "Out of 95 ability to please a woman, etc. tribal societies, 47 were rape free." These Men are also taught to view sex as a "rape free" cultures usually emphasized the commodity, causing a sacredness of life. feeling of powerlessMen in respectful ness in the presence Men have immense harmony with their of attractive women. surroundings do not power to end rape. In his inability to seem to rape. attain fulfillment of Therefore, the his sexual desires, a existence of rape at Hope College and in man often views a women's appearance as America signals that many men are a weapon that helplessly drains his sexual unsatisfied with their lives and with potency. Men rape out of a desire to regain society's construction of their sexuality and this power and to maintain dominance in their masculinity. the male game of sexuality. Men in our culture are taught to treat sex Under this social construction, men are as a conquest or a game. Society tells men denied a healthy, compassionate sexuality to compete for sex against other men and that focuses on intimacy and love. Men too to define their masculinity according to often blame women for this. their "score" in the game. A man is told to

The underlying assumption by many men is that if women would change their behavior, wear modest clothing or take the shuttle van instead of walking at night, men would stop raping. However, only men perpetuate rape and men have immense power to end rape and establish a new male identity that focuses on love instead of competition. But this will only happen when men stop blaming women for rape and take responsibility themselves. Men need to express their feelings about their sexuality. More importantly, men should listen to women about how sexual violence affects their lives. A good start might be asking a female friend, "How would your life be different if rape ceased to exist?" You might be surprised by her answer.


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' 7 can accept anything, except what seems to be the easiest for most people: the halfway, the almost, the in-between. " This is a line from Ayn Rand's book, "The Founlainhead." Rand continues with, ''There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil." The middle isn't necessarily evil, but it is usually the easy way out. Vanessa Greene, director of multicultural life, believes that once you know something, you can't go back - knowledge of something almost forces you to make a decision. Being uninformed about diversity, homosexuality, or politics forces people to the middle road. 1 see this happening at Hope far too often. I see it in the way we sit in class, not contributing unless called upon. I see it in the bystander effect - the way we walk down the paths and, rather than smiling or saying hello to strangers, simply walk by. The way we don't stop to help the girl who has dropped her bag. The way we don't wait to Being uninformed about hold doors diversity or anything forces open for others. people to the middle road. In any college community, specifically a Christian one, I would expect these things to be common courtesy. Obviously, they are not. Too often, the individuals of Hope's community get caught up in everything they have to do - and I'll be the first to admit the life of a student is extremely crowded with balancing homework, class, extracurricular activities and social life, but I want to make time to inform myself. I want to immerse myself in a true liberal arts education by watching the news, learning who the candidates are for the 2004 election and figuring out what exactly the abstract idea of diversity is. I think I'll add that to my list. Hope's forte, since I've been here, has never been diversity, whether it be diversity of race, sexual orientation or anything else. Instead of standing in the midst of ignorance, I'd like to see us all look at these issues and pick a stance, any stance. Rather than stagnating in our own backgrounds, why don't we look around the wider world and see what other people are thinking? Then, instead of holding fast to traditional stereotypes, we can make our own decisions. Most recently, the debate on homosexuality has arisen yet again on campus. While civil debate is fine, throwing out the same Bible verses and the same old arguments isn't. Research. Talk amongst yourselves. Elaborate. Wouldn't you rather be firmly convicted than leave yourself waffling in the middle of the road?

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I can see it now: Jealous Hope s t u d e n t s t r u d g i n g t h r o u g h the morning snow to get to class, while our siblings at state universities are celebrating (read: sleeping in) on Martin Luther King Day. Now, I may be an unlikely person to fight for minority rights, but it seems that something must be said about why Hope College, with all its obviously failing attempts to promote multiculturalism, neglects to properly recognize MLK Day. It's not a simple faux pas. MLK Day is, after all, a nationally recognized holiday. Surely our failure to recognize King is not a reflec-

tion of his insignificance? Martin Luther King's ideology of non-violence has contributed significantly to a thorough reworking of our social fabric and a serious rethinking of what it means to have equal rights. Hope College, afford us the opp o r t u n i t y to r e c o g n i z e K i n g ' s achievements. Bring in a speaker (preferably not 15 minutes of Maya Angelou for $25,000). He or she could talk about how Christianity played such a powerful role in Dr. King's life and that King was a minister (a fact that we often forget). Sure, many of us might choose to sleep in on this day of freedom, but s o m e of us will attend the

speech. Don't deny that opportunity. I know the administration is saying. "We can't take days off all the time." Yet we typically have one of the longest Christmas breaks of any school in the state. We also find time for such lowly attended and even less memorable 'critical issues' as "Putting Science in its Place." For African-American students, I can only assume that Hope's MLK Day policy is just another slap in the face.

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Johnson may be wrong choice for Dean of Chapel To the editor: I find it very difficult to answer the question "would you hire Rev. Trygve Johnson" for many reasons. First, I am not sure he is what this college needs right now. I believe that Hope needs someone who will lead the chapel program back in the direction of the Reformed Church in America as opposed to farther away from the traditions and understanding of the RCA, as is occurring now. This is my senior year. As soon as I arrived here my freshman year, I was turned off by the chapel program. I think it is because of the atmosphere

at Hope College that I have actually grown less religious and faithful over the past four years. Second, I am reserved about making a decision about this candidate because the student body has not been introduced to any other candidates. I believe that to make a well-informed decision, we should meet all applicants for the position, not just one that the committee puts up on a pedestal to overshadow the others. Perhaps you like him, but maybe the student body needs someone else that we cannot see. —Kyle Delhagen ('04)

GSF calls for acceptance and love of homosexuals To the editor: We are the p r e s i d e n t s of the Sexuality Roundtable: a Forum for Gay and Straight Students. As leaders of this group and on a more personal level we found the two editorials focusing on homosexuality in the previous Anchor offensive. We know many wonderful gay and lesbian people on this campus and in our families. We cannot imagine how hurtful these letters were to them. We personally are pleased to see the steps that have been taken toward civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transexual individuals, and feel it is long overdue. It is about time America becomes a more accepting place, considering it was founded on principles permitting diversity. Regardless of someone's sexual orientation, legislation should not be able to determine who a person loves. The parallel made between Michael Jackson, child molestation and homosexuality is not only jarring, but also invalid. One's sexual

orientation has nothing to do with whether or not one is molesting a child. Molesting a child has to do with sick individuals who have a need to feel power and control. The previous editorial stated, "as citizens and especially Christians, who recognize the will of God. we must d e m a n d s t e a d f a s t and h e a l t h y sexual boundaries," but we ask what the definition of a 'healthy sexual boundary' is. There are as many heterosexuals in unhealthy relationships as there are homosexuals who maintain healthy relationships. Both editorials refer to these healthy relationships as "lifestyles". Homosexual relationships are not "lifestyles", they are lives. Being born homosexual is no different than a person being born lefthanded. God's word on homosexuality is open to many interpretations that cannot all be addressed in this article, but here are a few examples. The Bible says slavery is standard practice in Biblical times; however, today, we readily accept slavery is wrong. Today we would consider

this law ludicrous. It isn't right that people pick and choose certain parts of the Bible they want to apply to people today. For instance, the Sodom and Gomorrah story in the Bible is often used to condemn homosexuality, but if the story is read carefully it is actually cond e m n i n g gang rape and h o m o sexual prostitution (as well as any sort of prostitution). One of the editorials stated "He wants the best for His children and wouldn't want them to be hurt in the many ways homosexuals are," but homosexuals are not hurting because they are gay. They are hurting because of how some of God's children are treating them. We welcome anyone who wants to know more about these issues to come to our meetings. They are every Tuesday at 10 P.M. in Lubbers 107. Finally, as human beings we are called not just to tolerate people, we are called to love and accept people the way they are. —Bailey Martin ('05) —Rachel Hutt ('05)

U.S. law should not be governed by Biblical thought To the editor: Comparing gay marriage to child molestation, as Nathan Bell did last week, does not merely seem "jarring," it seems absurd. In molestation cases, an adult tricks or forces a child into doing things he or she does not want and does not understand. It is both a physical and emotional threat to our children, whom the government is undeniably obliged to protect. How that has anything to do with two adult men or two adult women willingly entering into a loving and monogamous relationship. I could not follow. If Nathan was suggesting that homosexuality is self-destructive, in the same way that Michael Jackson's (seemingly inappropriate) attraction for children is, he never made clear how the former case is society's concern. He

made vague references to scripture, but contrary to his popular belief, the United States' legislature is obliged in no way to the book of Romans. The United States' government stands for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, not for enforcing one group's religious writings. And that protects all of us. So for those sincerely concerned with the law of God, I recommend removing the log from your own eyes. Go out and meet a truly commited gay couple and find out for yourself what they know about real physical and emotional threats, as well as love. Then give me one good reason why our government, which was founded on the belief of separation of church and state, should protect those two people from one another or from anyone else. —Jimmy Wackerbarth ('05)


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Correct stance on homosexuality has Biblical base the Hope microcosm, as all of us will be doing in the next few years? We will find that not everyone The homosexuality debate has holds the same religious beliefs, arisen every semester that I have and that they certainly do not dea t t e n d e d H o p e C o l l e g e . It is sire to be subject to a law that is marked by an influx of letters to the based on someone else's religious editor, with the same Bible verses convictions. And while w e ' r e at it, cited year after year, and the same why don't we take a step back in calls to "love your gay neighbor... American history? Many of our but do try to save them!" However, ancestors immigrated to the United this year the debate seems espeStates for the express purpose of cially pertinent with the threat of attaining religious freedom—freean amendment to the Constitution dom to practice (or not practice) that would ban gay marriage. one's religion without interference While it is great to see students from the government. Because of actively participating in such important dialogue, 1 am struck by the "this valuable ideal. Christians today are able to feel quite secure in their lack of recognition given to some religious rights. But if you would of our most treasured national prinlike your own liberty to exist in the ciples—freedom of religion guarfuture, it would be wise to support anteed by the First A m e n d m e n t , other's freedoms today, even if their and the subsequent separation of actions do not correspond with your church and state. It is easy for stupersonal moral code. dents to quote scripture to argue In last week's Anchor, Nathan against gay marriage from the comBell asserted that our government fort and safety of a cozy, relatively should not s u c c u m b to "modern, h o m o g e n o u s and c o n s e r v a t i v e liberal mindsets." In response, I community like Hope College. But would like to point out that in the what happens when we step out of

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1840s, a " m o d e m , liberal mindset" included the desire for w o m e n ' s s u f f r a g e . A m e r e 4 0 y e a r s ago, people with "modern, liberal mindsets" fought for the banishment of Jim Crow laws and pushed for the Civil Rights Act. Indeed, such injustices oppressing women, A f r i c a n - A m e r i c a n s , and i m m i grants were sanctioned by the government, regarded as "truth," and were supported by people spouting scripture—which, as history has shown, can be interpreted to support nearly any agenda. America has a past c h e c k e r e d with such s h a m e f u l and dehumanizing discrimination; fortunately, we have the tools necessary to ensure that it will not happen again. The Constitution has only been amended to extend the rights of individuals, not to limit them. We now have the opportunity to help e x t e n d r i g h t s t o yet a n o t h e r marginalized part of society—let's take a step f o r w a r d r a t h e r than backward. —Katrina Baker C05)

Correct stance on homosexuality has Biblical base To the editor: After reading Kristen Greshel's letter discussing Brian Barry's stance on women deserving more respect. I was appalled. I believe that men should respect women and that men should not say certain things about women, but apparently, the boys just can't help themselves. Again, it's the w o m a n ' s fault that men are disrespectful to w o m e n — w e tempt them by wearing certain items of clothing. I believe that women shouldn't have to decide what they want to wear based upon how she thinks a guy will respond. If a woman wants to wear something that makes her feel good about herself, then so be it. I ' m most certainly not going to dress to impress someone nor am I going to dress to protect "our brothers by dressing modestly". Being a woman, I deserve the right to be able to think for myself without the threat of being disrespected. If a man dates a woman because of how she looks, it's a problem in itself but if a girl can't express herself through her clothing (which I believe dress can do) because she doesn't want to tempt a man, this creates a larger problem. I believe a girl's "true s e l f can

be revealed despite what she is wearing and if a guy cannot see it, clearly they shouldn't be together. Just like Greshel said, "a lasting relationship with a man will not be based AT A L L on the way you look or the clothes you wear" - then why make such a big fuss over the way certain girls dress? I personally d o not feel the need to show a lot of skin, but if that's what I was comfortable with, why should I stop to shield the eyes of the adult men on this campus. So if women shouldn't wear low cut shirts, should we be constrained to turtlenecks and skirts that are past our knees? Maybe just wearing a garbage bag would be better - that way, there's never a threat of temptation. Let's get rid of this "boys will be boys" mentality and stop protecting them; they are old enough to know what appropriate and respectful ways to talk about women are. At the same time, let's not have certain women feel a lack of respect because of how they choose to dress. Of course we shouldn't be one-sided, this goes for the women, let's treat guys with the same respect we wish for ourselves.

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The opening face-off was about the only thing Hope won during the entire hockey match at The Edge. Every other aspect was dominated by Calvin. The Knights secured a number-one seed in the playoffs with a 2-0 win Saturday against the Flying Dutchmen. Hope came out of the gate hitting hard, but Calvin withstood an early offensive onslaught by the D u t c h m e n . L e s s than h a l f w a y through the first period, the constant pressure on Ben Von Eitzen ('04) began and continued the rest of the game. A scoreless first saw Hope having the edge physically but lacking scoring opportunities. A holding penalty on the Dutchmen five minutes into the second period gave the Knights a one-man advantage. The second rebound off a shot from the point found its way to the back of the net and the

Knights took a 1-0 lead. Hope looked to rebound quickly and found the chance just three minutes later when a penalty by the Knights made it a one-man Hope advantage. Despite four great shots on net, Calvin goalie Gregory Clark withstood the heat and Hope watched its best opportunity of the night slip away. The second period ended with Hope down one but with spirits still high on the bench. Defenseman Adam Folsom ('07) said, "Even when we were down, we still thought we'd be all right. Fatigue isn't a factor when you're down one; you just want to get going again to get back on top." Hope showed that spirit early in the third period, coming out and putting a little pressure on the Calvin defense. But again, the short bursts of offense for the Dutchmen d i d n ' t a c c o m p l i s h m u c h , and Calvin went back on the offensive. With 15 minutes left in the game, a harmless dump behind the net for Hope turned into a disaster for the Dutchmen as a Calvin forward quickly pursued the puck and cen tered to a teammate, who knocked

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#18 George Dickinson ('05) and goalie Ben Von Eitzen ('04) had plenty of work as Calvin constantly put pressure on the Dutchmen. it over Von Eitzen's glove for the Knights' second goal of the game. Calvin kept the pressure on the rest of the game, keeping the Hope offense from doing anything. The final buzzer sounded and the hundreds of Calvin fans erupted, cheering their continuing reign at the top of the standings.

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"We were switching things up in the lines and just didn't find the right one in time to stop them and create some offense of our own," Folsom said. "We are just looking forward to a possible rematch once again in the playoffs." The Dutchmen will face Lansing and Muskegon CC this weekend.

Women's Basketball Hope 94, Tri-State 73 Upcoming games: Tonight vs. Rochester 7:30 Saturday vs. Calvin 7:30 Swimming Upcoming meet: Saturday vs. Albion 6:00 at Dow Center

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For those who are tired of watching reality television and have instant messenger as their main form of communication, it seems like the fingers are the only part of the body getting adequate exercise. If thats the case with you, then intramural sports may be just what the doctor ordered. Hope intramurals offer a wide variety of sports that allows students the opportunity to have some fun while making their hearts pump f a s t e r and their m u s c l e s work harder. It is also a great way to get to know other students who share interests and, for the most part, just want to have fun. With the most popular sports in each division being played this season, now is the perfect time to check out the action. Whether a student enjoys the adrenaline-filled men's three-player basketball, the high-energy women's indoor soccer or the more unusual co-ed innertube water polo, it can be found at the Dow Center. Co-ed racquetball also takes place this season, along with co-ed bowling at the Holland Bowling Center. For those w h o m i s s e d this season's signups, there is still a chance to get in on the fun in the seasons to come. Hope has two more intramural seasons that will be taking place this spring. Each season includes five new sports, some gender specific and some coed. Ever since the director of intramurals. Dr. Anne Irwin came to Hope College with the prospec-

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Members of the team Bonsoltosh warm-up for a threeon-three men's intramural basketball game at the Dow Center. Like the other 3-player basketball teams, Bonsoltosh hopes to be playing in the championship game February 9 at 10 p.m. live of making intramurals a campus wide program, participation numbers have been constantly growing. With about 1,240 students having participated in intramurals so far this year, the staff expects about 240 more students to take part in spring seasons making total participation close to 1,500 students. As one of these 1,500 students. Matt Palkowski ('07) didn't waste any time jumping right into all of the fun. Having participated in four intramural sports so far this year, he is looking forward to being a part of many more teams throughout the remainder of his years at Hope. "I really like being a part of the intramurals program here," said Palkowski. "It's a great chance to have fun with friends and to be a part of a sports team without having to put in too much practice. It's definitely been one of the best things that I've done since I've been here." With an image of a couch and the

slogan "Get up off that thing! Championships aren't won HERE!" Irwin and her assistant director, Kristen Post ('07), hope to get all students involved in the intramural program. ' T h e great thing about our program is that the students get to choose when they can and can't play and we work around that," said Post. "It gives the them the freedom of being on their schedule and they can still have fun and get the needed exercise." Along with the benefits of exercising and meeting new friends, the teams and individuals with the most participation points at the end of April are declared the outstanding intramural team or the outstanding individual participant of the year. Since participation is more important than winning, everyone receives participation points for playing. Additional participation points can be accumulated based on sports standings and playoff victories.

Both swimming teams cruised to victories in the Illinois-Michigan Quadrangular meet this past Saturday. The men swam away with victories in the 100 freestyle (0:48.16) by Kurt Blohm ('06) and 200 breaststroke (2:15.13) by Matt Waterstone ('05). The team came away with 596 overall points, ousting Kalamazoo with 543, Wheaton with 481, and Lake Forest with 173. The men are 4-0 in the MIAA and have won their past four meets, including conference victories over Olivet and Alma. The men will look to stay unbeaten in the conference when they go up against Albion on Friday. On the women's side of the pool, the Dutch captured the Illinios-Michigan Quad meet by posting a remarkable 616 points, leaving Wheaton (522), Kalamazoo (444) and Lake Forest (352) in their wake. The first-place finishes were plentiful as the Dutch finished with six. Lisa Smith ('07) ran away with the 200 free (1:59.35), Michelle Smith ('04) in both the 500 free (5:09.05) and the 1,000 free (10:39.42), and Erika Steele ('05) in the 50 free (0:25.27) and the 100 free (0:50.90). "The team dynamics are great this year, which has helped to add a lot of personality to the season," commented captain Haley Martin ('04). "Our focus now is toward the end of the season, where we hope to win the MIAA championship again and send many girls to nationals to represent Hope College at the national level." The D u t c h stand a t o p the M I A A l e a d e r b o a r d at an unblemished 5-0 as they take on Albion on Friday at home.

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