NEWS' Debate over parietals! • 2 A & E* Who is David Hernandez? Get the word from the Street! • 3 F E A T U R E S * Chicago intern helps bust sex criminals! • 5
Volume 108, Number 14
January 25, 1995
Serving the Hope Community for 108 Years
Hope College, Holland, Michigan
Students support condom distribution in campus survey by A. Halvcrson and J. Blair staff reporter &. c a m p u s editor In a survey taken by Student Congress, 64% of students said c o n d o m s should be available at the Hope College Health Clinic and 61% agreed they should be free. T h e Heath Clinic Task Force, a subcommittee of Student Congress, tapped the pulse of the student body last spring, sending out a poll inquiring about the sexual habits of students, questioning whether or not they agreed with the distribution of birth control on H o p e ' s campus. Discussion amongst representatives began last winter, said Mike Y a n t i s ( , 9 5 ) , Student C o n g r e s s c o m p t r o l l e r . T h e Health Clinic Task Force met with m e m b e r s of the Hope College Health Clinic to discuss issues the clinic thought needed attention, including the request that c o n d o m s be placed in the Health Clinic. " A s a student congress we need to be responsive to what students are feeling," Yantissaid. "The survey is a result of that." The Task Force compiled and mailed some 1500 surveys, 30% of which were returned. T h e majority of respondents included freshmen and sophomore w o m e n . Amongst the findings: • 41% percent reported they have had
sexual intercourse • 4 6 % have had oral sex • 7 6 % of those sexually active used protection • 6 1 % s u p p o r t t h e a v a i l a b i l i t y of c o n d o m s at no cost • 6 3 % s u p p o r t the a v a i l a b i l i t y of c o n d o m s at minimal cost Reactions to the surveys have run the gamut. " Please look at the example of a Colorado college in May 19, 1992 USA Today" wrote one respondent. " A f t e r 3 years of condom availability, they're expecting 100 births out of 1,200 students. T h a t ' s 3 1 % above the national average." Others, however, supported the effort to study sexuality here on campus and the promotion of responsible action. " I ' m not promoting sex, but diseases are spreading," wrote another student. "If students are going to have sex, they will. Let's hope they have safe sex. We can't close our eyes to what already is going on." Hope College, however, has a different take on the issue of condom distribution. When the Task Force first broached the subject last spring at an informal meeting with President John Jacobson and J a m e s Bekkering, Vice-President of administration and student life, the administrators balked. —
Congress asked: • Would you support the availability of condoms upon request at the health clinic? • Would you support this service if condoms were m a d e available at no cost to either the college or the students?
"Hope College, by what it does, makes a statement," Jacobson said. "If we were to do this it would show that Hope approves and endorses sex." Nina Bieliauskas ('97), Vice-President and former task force member, believes the safety of all circumcedes the other arguments. "When it c o m e s to sex, the impression you get is that is does not occur on c a m pus," Bieliauskas said. "It's a Christian college. But b e i n g a Christian college, we should take care of ourselves and others." "...The truth is that they are still going to have it, with education or not," she added.
• Would you support this service if the condoms were available at minimal cost to the users of the condoms? • Have you ever had sexual intercourse? • Have you ever had oral sex? • If yes, h a v e you used any method of protection?
B i e l i a u s k a s is so a d a m a n t a b o u t her stance that she keeps a f i s h b o w l full of c o n d o m s in her dorm room accessible to all residents. "1 have free colorful c o n d o m s in my room and whenever s o m e o n e c o m e s in, I tell them what they are and explain where 1 am c o m i n g f r o m , " said Bieliauskas. S o m e argue that c o n d o m s , while they don't mind them given away on campus, don't want to foot the bill. "If a person is hell bent on having sex, by all means please use s o m e t h i n g , " said dean of the chapel Ben Patterson. "But 1
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Duo shines in spotlight Pro-Lifers continue to hope for change
University Friday night to cheer for the talented duo at the semifinals of the MasterCard American College Talent Search. Joshi The lights w e r e bright and the crowd hushed as Mantu led and Bronkema won their place Heidi to the piano, and she be- at the semifinals by triumphing in the Hope A l l - C o l l e g e Sing gan to play. Out in the C h i c a g o last October, w o w i n g the audinight, the skyline g l o w e d , the street lights w i n k e d , and the ence with their presentation of the song "landless Love." waves broke towards Lake S t u d e n t s agreed they were S h o r e Drive. But inside, all spectacular. senses focused on the stage and " T h e i r Heidi as she bevoices blend so gan to play. "Their voices w e 11... i t ' s just They sang blend so i n c r e d i b l e to beautifully, well...it's just listen to them!" strongly, about s aid Tracy the spirituality incredible to Datte ('9S) aft h e y s h a r e as a listen to ter the perforcouple. The pure. them!" mance. echoing melody —Tracy Datte " H e i d i and of " W h e r e There ('98) Mantu were Is Faith" left (he ! d e f i n i t e l y the a u d i e n c e breathhighlight of the less. evening." agreed Anna Kesele Although Manohar Joshi ( ' 9 5 ) a n d Heidi Bronkema ( ' 9 7 ) ('9S). "'They really touched my heart." will not advance to the finals of The show consisted ol titthe A m e r i c a n C o l l e g e Talent teen musical acts, which ranged Search, they were pleased with from jazz to soul to rap. One their effort. "Of course, we were disap- u n i q u e p e r c u s s i o n e n s e m b l e , which was one of the finalists pointed that we didn't win," said -in the c o m p e t i t i o n , m a r c h e d Bronkema, "but we both fell that it was our best performance ever onto the stage hanging on a pot lid, a saucepan and a telephone of the song, and we were happy about that. Besides, it was fun book before playing their synto go to Chicago and sing for ev- chronized marimba piece. The other finalist arrived late eryone." Around fifty Hope students and still w e a r i n g a h o s p i t a l
by Carrie Tennant staff reporter
by Jiriie Blair campus editor ^ "Give the baby a Choice," chanted? marchers as t h e y d o d g e d h e a v y w e t flakes. "Abortion: a child sacrifice to the God of self." Michigan State Congressmen joined over 5 0 0 women, men and children and members of the Right to Life of Holland Area to show support for the Pro-Life movement Monday night in the 15th Annual March for Life, The group chanted and sang songs to a drum cadence, walking in protest from Centennial Park on 10th St. to the Civic Center on the 22rd anniversary o f Roe v. Wade^ the 1973 landmark decision making abortion constitutional. State Representatives Jessie Dalhman, John Jellema and State Senator of the 32nd district £ c a h Sill trekked with the group. U.S. Congressman Peter Hoekstra w a s unable to attend but penned a letter of support encouraging the marchers and emphasizing his pro-life stand. "Our mission is to educate the people concerning life issues, concerning the values of life," said Right to Life publicity directory Betty Roelofs. "We love babies born and unborn." Holland mayor Al M c G e e h a n addressed the group at the Ciyic Center, applauding the audience for tlteir peaceful approach to an emotionally charged issue> "It's a chilling evening but I s e n s e a fire in your hearts tonight," McGeehan said. "I want to thank all of you for havto^j»pourage to stand up for something that each of you know is right."
photo DyArme Horton
CELEBRATING LIFE: Josh Lawrence of Holla^l nits his homemade sign at the 15th annual
New phone offers direct line to Public Safety by Janet Hernandez staff reporter Public Safety replaced the faulty e m e r g e n c y p h o n e located in the Pine G r o v e b e t w e e n D u r f e e and VanVleck halls with a new C o d e Blue phone system. T h e phone w a s installed by the Computing & Information Technology Center (C1T) in coordination with Public Safety over Christmas break in response to public outcry
and the need for security upgrading, said D u a n e T e r p s t r a assistant director of Public Safety. T h e outcry was mainly due to an incident that occurred last winter w h e n a student s u f f e r e d i n j u r i e s from a fall on the icy pavement behind Durfee. Observers rushed to call 911 on the outside e m e r g e n c y phone and could not connect to Public Safety. T h e phone w a s inoperative after repeated vandalization and other
abuse. Public Safety also recognized the need for security upgrading, and replacement of that particular safety phone w a s a necessity. " T h e r e c e i v e r s kept g e t t i n g ripped off or broken," Terpstra said. "It had to be replaced." Along with the phone replacement, Steve Driesenga of CIT also supported an upgrade, "the safety phone that was there had a high fail-
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braved the bus trip to Loyola
see DUO page 7
Former Hope student, 22, dies S e r v i c e s for f o r m e r H o p e student, T h o m a s Belt man, age 22, of Orange City, were held Jan. 18. I n t e r n m e n t f o l l o w e d at Nassau Township Cemetery near Alton under the direction of the Van Etten-Oolman-Van Gelder Funeral Home in Orange City. T h o m a s Jon was born Dec. 22, 1972 at O r a n g e City. He graduated from Maurice-Ora n g e City C o m m u n i t y H i g h School in 1991. He a t t e n d e d Hope College for three years. In the fall of 1994 he transferred
to the U n i v e r s i t y of Iowa in Iowa City. Tom w a s a m e m b e r of the First Reformed C h u r c h . S u r v i v o r s include his parents, Dennis Jon and Dawn Beltman; two brothers, Paul of C h i c a g o , HI., and D a n i e l at home; and a grandmother, Alys Beltman of Alton. He was preceded in death by three grandparents, William B e l t m a n , a n d Mr. a n d M r s . Herman Van't Hul. — Hope College Public Relations
The institution of parietals at Hope College is one that garners support from some and anger from others. When asked their opinion on parietals, Hope students said...
Section 11.0 of the Hope student handbook outlines the m a x i m u m guest h o u r s f o r m e m b e r s of the opposite sex. Better known as parietals, these guest hours infringe upon the rights of students to govern their own actions. A t t e n d i n g a college affiliated w i t h t h e R e f o r m e d C h u r c h of America, one would expect that the moral climate of the college in itself would affect the way in which t h e s t u d e n t s in t h i s ' d y n a m i c . Christian c o m m u n i t y ' conduct their lives. U n f o r t u n a t e l y , not all stu"In college, we shouldlearn respond e n t s e n r o l l e d at H o p e C o l l e g e sibility. Parietals give us no opporc a m e here for the Christian atmotunity to decide what's right andsphere. In a college that bills itself first and foremost as a four-year, what's wrong.' —Brandon Hayashi (97) liberal arts, undergraduate college, it is conceivable that the Christian affiliation has little to do with some students' enrollment, it is unfair to force a certain type of morality on students w h o c o m e here to get an education, not a lesson in conduct. We pay $ 1 6 , 7 0 0 a year to be educated, not spoon-fed morality. It stands to reason that the student body should be able to make such adult decisions about when guests need to leave for the night without 'I'm for parietals. i don't like girts,the college legislating it. It is insulting for the college to plus / enjoy walking around naimply that w e as students lack the ked. °—Phung Yam (97) p r o p e r j u d g m e n t to d e c i d e such things for ourselves. T h e college p l e d g e s to ' p r e p a r e m e n a n d w o m e n w h o are persons in their own rights.' H o w can such preparation be complete when the students are not -given enough credit to decide when it is and is not appropriate to entertain friends? College is supposed to act as a f o r u m f o r p e r s o n a l growth, not as a babysitter. Granted, parietals are effective "Being adults, we should be able to at keeping your r o o m m a t e ' s special decide whether we should be ons o m e o n e f r o m being around too each other's floors or not." much, but shouldn't we be able to handle such conflicts on our own? -Zach Miller (97) We need to learn to deal with interpersonal c o n f l i c t s now, not after graduation. Students need the communication skills to deal with dif-
ficultiesin rooming face to face. With the way that t h e h a n d book is written now, e l i m i n a t ing section 11.0 would not be detrimental to the rights of students to function. Section 13.0, individual responsibilities and community rights, legislates against u n r e a s o n a b l e noise and interference with another person's studying and sleeping. All through a d o l e s c e n c e , w e abide by the rules of our parents, and for many, going to college is our first chance to be on our own. How pathetic it is that we at Hope College were shuttled from the laps of our parents to that of the administration. At what point are we going to be able to g o v e r n o u r s e l v e s ? We need to be trusted to use the j u d g ment that our f a m i l i e s , churches and c o m m u n i t i e s instilled in us. T h e elimination of p a r i e t a l s w o u l d also ease the burd e n on t h e r e s i dence life staff. No longer w o u l d R A s have to be watchdogs amongst their friends in respect to patterns of socialization. RAs would have more time to devote to infractions of a serious nature. Parietals arc a convention that reflects a bygone era, one in which parents trusted educational institut i o n s to t a k e c a r e of t h e i r babies.This no longer reflects the college experience of today. Like c u r f e w s and u n i f o r m s , parietals need to be put out on the curb.
Calvin ringing over Bell Curve by Jim Riekse news editor Despite v i g o r o u s attempts by various organizations to prevent his visit, writer Charles Murray finally "Without parietals, people are goa speech at Calvin Coling in and out anytime, creating presented a lege before a crowd of over 6,000. lot oftension. "—KathyPansier (97) Murray is co-author of the controversial book, " T h e Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in A m e r i c a n Life T h e b o o k has drawn fire because it alleges that A f r i c a n - A m e r i c a n s have a lower mean IQ than whites and that inborn intelligence has a strong bearing on s u c c e s s and a f f l u e n c e in American society. When the N A A C P and the race relations arm of the Christian Re"Ifyou can bring a boy orgirlin any-formed Church learned of Murray's inclusion in C a l v i n ' s January Setime 'of night, it would be easy to ries of lectures, they requested that take advantage of roommates. — his invitation be w i t h d r a w n . StuTom Butter (95) dents and faculty of the college also
protested Murray's participation in the series. T h e uproar p r o m p t e d Calvin to hold several panel discussions. Murray admitted at the beginning of the lecture that he was apprehensive about his speech due to the wave of negative publicity over his book. His fears proved unjustified, as he w a s met with questions and dialogue instead of anger. T h e only problem that arose during his speech was the lack of seating, the 6,000 attendants constituting the largest crowd ever at the school. There were those who displayed their protest in a subtle manner, with two people holding signs outside the building and several students wearing purple ribbons symbolizing the equality of the races. Murray defended his book, saying race is only one factor that inf l u e n c e s intelligence, along with
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I must confess to s o m e surprise at having been asked to w r i t e in d e fense of parietals. This had never struck me before as an issue to be debated; instead, parietals were rather like the hill that runs through the center of campus. S o m e t h i n g to be complained about, perhaps, or perhaps appreciated, but mostly just there, a condition of life at Hope College. T h e question, t h o u g h , forced m e to start thinking about them, to decide if I really supported them, and if so, why. Certainly, they are an irritation. I can't count the n u m b e r of times that a conversation has been amputated or stunted by the need to leave s o m e o n e e l s e ' s r o o m and f i g u r e out w h e r e to go next. It's always a little a n n o y i n g to h a v e to d o t h i s , particularly when it is a g r o u p of people rather than j u s t t w o or three. In a d d i tion, if you look at the reg u 1 at i o n s , it becomes clear t h a t they could stand some improvement. For e x a m p l e , in open areas such as dorm basements or a p a r t m e n t s (outside the bedrooms), only falling asleep constitutes a v i o l a t i o n of p a r i e t a l s . Somehow, I never thought sleeping was the problem. Nevertheless, for all their irritation value, though s o m e might wish to tinker a little, I support the
existence and general structure of parietals for two main reasons. W h i l e s o m e p e o p l e h a v e no problem with having people of the opposite sex around, others are a little less c o m f o r t a b l e with being seen in their bathrobes. As one fem a l e p r o f e s s o r put it, " I t ' s bad enough that I have to know what I look like in the morning. I certainly d o n ' t want any g u y s to see me." For s o m e , it is good to know that when they get up and go take their shower, they w o n ' t have to worry about w h o sees t h e m — e s p e cially when their neighbors take the opportunity to steal their clothes, as has been k n o w n to happen. Beyond this is the fact that par i e t a l s a r e c o n s i s t e n t w i t h the avowed character of this college. H o p e is a f f i l i a t e d w i t h t h e Reformed Church and committed to "the historic Christian faith." This d o e s not m e a n that the s c h o o l should impose that on every m e m ber of the college community, nor does it mean that it has the right to control p e o p l e ' s behavior. T h i s is not a contract school; Hope lets all kinds of people in, and it must respect our beliefs, within l e g a l l i m i t s . H o w e v e r , w e all choose to c o m e here, and the school has a right to expect that we will respect the b e l i e f s and values to which it is c o m m i t t e d . On that basis, it has a right to some level of restrictions on student behavior. To put it another way, just because the school may not prevent certain b e h a v i o r s does not mean that it must support them. Parietals are an example of this. T h e y do not k e e p students f r o m having sex, as we all know, but they w e r e n ' t designed to. They simply seek to ensure that each of us will respect our neighbors, the traditions of this school and the will of those w h o support it, and spend the night alone. This is an entirely reasonable expectation on the s c h o o l ' s part, and parietals a reasonable means of enforcement.
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Duo-pianists double your pleasure by Rob Abbot and Marka Cross staff reporters Not since the fabulous Baker b o y s has there been such a dynamic duo as guest pianists Yuki and T o m o k o Mack, w h o perf o r m e d a four-hand piano concert through the 1995 Artist Piano Series. Like purple Gorgons, the duo, donned in matching royal purple dresses, performed on one piano and dazzled the audience with a spectacular concert. In t h e t r a d i t i o n of t h e L a b e q u e s , the M a c k s f i l l e d Dimnent Chapel with piano music that can only be so full w h e n four hands are at w o r k . T h e p r o g r a m J ^ b e g a n w i t h t w o of Dvorak's rousing Slavonic Dances, works which had stimulating effects
and plaintive qualities. The Macks' performance was h i g h l i g h t e d by S a m u e l B a r b e r ' s Souvenirs Op. 28, a ballet suite in four movements. Written in 1952 as an orchestral suite, the work was soon arranged for piano the next year and d e m o n s t r a t e s B a r b e r ' s ability to produce brilliant works with trivial, yet elegant themes. The Waltz fell delicately on the ear and seemed to foreshadow the e x c i t e m e n t of t h e p r o c e e d i n g movements. Moving on to the Pas de Deux, the M a c k ' s painted the picture of a dancer twirling above the sing-song of an orchestra. Making the
the M a c k s ' remarkable selflessness: f r o m appearances to musical teamwork, Yuki and T o m o k o seemed to blend into one form, allowing their sound to be truly paramount.The Hesitation-Tango began with a bang, augmented not in small part by the remarkable key signature: a very dissonant Gsharp Minor modulating to F Minor in the s o f t e r s e c t i o n . T h e movement is characterized by the r h y t h m i c i m b a l a n c e of t w o against-three, and the remarkable keyboard acrobatics on the part of the duo, executing a scampering four-part glissando into the climax of the movement. T h e final Galop c o n t i n u e d the energetic motion; the galloping feel of the piece was e n s u r e d by t h e c o n s t a n t h e a r t b e a t of d i s s o n a n t chords, one m e m b e r of the duo always keeping the momentum going.
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by S u f j a n Stevens arts & entertainment editor Violinist Mihai Craioveanu will be featured in the next Faculty Recital Series this Sunday at 4 p.m. in Dimnent Chapel. Of C r a i v e a n u ' s recital in last y e a r ' s series, Holland Sentinel reviewer Anthony Koiker wrote: " I ' v e been hearing violin recitals at Hope since 1950 and this was surely the best." A native of Romania, Craioveanu began playing the vio-
lin at age 6. land Chamber Orchestra He is currently assolast month in their perciate professor of music f o r m a n c e of P a b l o at Hope and S a r a s a t e ' s continuallly performs Ziguenerweisen. t h r o u g h the s e r i e s as Craiveanu c o n t i n u well as with many other a l l y j o i n s his w i f e ensembles. Deborah, performing as Last N o v e m b e r , he The Stradivari Duo. w a s featured as a guest Craioveanu will be soloist with the • rs • p e r f o r m i n8g w o r k s by Mihai CraioveanUp ietrich Tuscavarwas Philharmonic, performing B r a h m s ' ConSchumann, Sarasate and Strauss. certo in B for Violin and OrchesThis series is a great way to see tra, Op. 77. Hope faculty and staff holding their Craioveanu also joined the Hoi- own on stage. t f o r years Hope students have suf-
fered in their attempt to find a restau-
rant open on Sundays where they can have a meal when their parents visit. No
such venue existed in d o w n t o w n Hol-
land, forcing an exodus to Ponderosa. F i n a l l y we can eat! Pietro's, a very
popular Italian restaurant in Grand RapHOLLAND
ids, has opened their second restaurant in
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Guest guitarists return for blues, folk and fun
'Surely the best' violinist featured in semester's first Faculty Recital Series
GREAT THINGS COME IN PAIRS: Guitar-duo Curnutte and Maher will perfrom this Friday at 8:30 in The Kletz.
new assortment o f l a n d - a n d -
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on sale for most of the dates last Saturday, but you are still
house-scape paintings now adorn the
in luck. The June 6 show at the Palace
walls o f Castle Park Gallery locald on
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Detroit, has not gone on sale yet. Ru-
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cal artist Karen Michmerhuizer's wa-
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—contributions by Jim Riekse, Brent Vandcr Kolk and Sufjan Stevens
For those of you who missed out on P a u l S i m o n ' s s p e c t a c u l a r Graceland Tour, S A C has decided to bring the next best t h i n g — t h e musical mixture of folk, rock, and b l u e s p e r f o r m e d by d u o a r t i s t s Curnutte & Mahcr. T h e a m a z i n g pair, w h o visited the c a m p u s last year, will be returning to their stage in T h e Kletz on Friday Jan. 2 7 at 8:30 p.m. The performance promises to be a completely entertaining and unplugged experience. C & M ' s lyrics have been described as honest, simple, and personal but without the usual "sappiness" that is so prominent in c o n t e m p o r a r y m u s i c . T h e i r songs tell stories, as do folk songs. However, t h e i r a c o u s t i c f l a v o r and catchy, memorable lyrics are worth hearing over and over. D o n n e d with g u i t a r s , a harm o n i c a , and a d i s t i n c t i v e vocal sound these two are definitely on the rise. C & M attribute their dis-
tinctive style to the A p p a l a c h i a n roots of S t e v e C u r n u t t e and the classic rock i n f l u e n c e that Matt Maher brings from his childhood. The duo began in 1991 at Wake Forest University in North Carolina w i t h t h e i r d e m o - a l b u m . Think Again. T h e y began collecting fans by playing in clubs, c o f f e e houses, and colleges across the Southeast and Midwest. Continually g r o w i n g in p o p u l a r i t y and in s o u n d , the group put together some strong new material and began recording their s e c o n d a l b u m , Rumble of Ages. Following their third and best release titled Cracker Jack, the g r o u p continues to tour frequently. Packed with new s o u n d s and c a t c h y r h y t h m s , the new a l b u m reaches to a broader range of listeners; " C o n f i d e n t , " with its catchy chorus, "Blonder Days," which speaks about fond memories with regards to the past, and " T h e Peace of Action," which talks about the h a r d s h i p s that a p e r s o n can g o through and possible w a y s to find happiness are a m o n g the 11 songs on the new album.
Street Sounds blends poetry and jazz with crossculturalism by Melissa Anderson staff reporter The dynamic spheres of multiculturalism, music and poetry willconverge tduring a free concert f e a t u r i n g David H e r n a n d e z and Street Sounds, a mixed media perf o r m a n c e g r o u p p e r f o r m i n g at 7 p . m . t o m o r r o w n i g h t in t h e Knickerbocker Theatre. The g r o u p ' s art, which blends poetry with folk, jazz and A f r o Latin music, features a classical guitar, a bass fiddle, a percussionist and Hernandez's voice as instruments in the quartet. In addition, e a c h ' m e m b e r of Street S o u n d s comes from a different background and ethnic heritage which is incorporated freely into the performance " T h e way that he infuses the music with the poetry, it should be a really exciting impromptu type of thing," said Yolanda Vega, director of multi-cultural life. " I ' m really looking forward to it." Highlights of the group's career include a feature profile by National Public Radio's "All T h i n g s Considered"; a feature radio interview and profile on the national "TV Network;" an invited s h o w case in the "National Performance Network" conference in 1990; rec e i p t of t h e " P a t r o n ' s C h o i c e
POETRY WITH ADDED SPICE: Hernandez and Street Sounds will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday night at the Knickerbocker. Award" from the C h i c a g o Public Library Cultural Center and a featured guest a p p e a r a n c e on Studs Terkel's syndicated radio program. Hernandez, the g r o u p ' s founder has received n u m e r o u s grants and recognitions f r o m different institutions. He is currently a visiting faculty m e m b e r in Creative Writing and Contemporary Latino Literature at DePaul University, and has edited and published three poetry anthologies, as well as four b o o k s of his own poetry. His latest book, "Elvis is Dead but at L e a s t H e ' s not G a i n i n g
Weight," is available in the HopeGeneva Bookstore and will also be on sale after the p e r f o r m a n c e . "The blend of poetry and music makes a third art. His inclusion of a broad spectrum of culture and his g e n e r o u s spirit are important parts of the performance," said Jack Ridl, a s s o c i a t e p r o f e s s o r of English. "It's also important to get a sense of music and poetry of the city." As an added bonus, one Upward Bound student and o n e O P U S m e m b e r will each read a selection of their personal poetry during the p e r f o r m a n c e , Vega said.
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letters to the editor...
The great condom debate Once again, the Health Clinic Task Force, a subcommittee of Student Congress is probing into the issue of condoms at the Hope College Health Clinic. As always, much debate has surfaced concerning the issue. Debate about things like safe sex and immorality of premarital sex is easily understood. However, debate about whether or not condoms should be made available at the health clinic, is pointless. The truth is, it does not make any difference. The people who are in favor of condoms being provided at the health clinic are saying that they want to make sure that if people are engaging sex, they are doing it safely. But when you think about it, the distribution of condoms at the health clinic won't impact the safety of sexual relations between Hope students. As we see it, people engage in unsafe sex for one of three reasons: embarrassment, irresponsibility/stupidity, and substance abuse. First, they may be too embarrassed to go out and get condoms at one of the many places that they are already available in the area. In this case, we highly doubt that they are going to feel more comfortable taking care of these matters in the health clinic. Why would somebody who was too embarrassed to buy condoms from Joe Blow at Meijers stop in and fill their pockets somewhere where they run the risk of running into peers and professors? Then there are the people who are irresponsible and/or too stupid to realize the importance of safe sex. Unfortunately, free condoms will not help them. It is nice to think that it would help, but as we all know, just because you provide the bait, doesn't mean you'll always get a bite. Sadly, stupid is forever, and no matter how easy you make something, truly ignorant people are still going to miss it. Finally, unprotected sex is sometimes the result of intoxication or an altered state of mind. This is something else that having condoms in the health clinic is not going to help. Odds are that two drunk people aren't going to say "you know, I'd love to take you home and have sex, but the health clinic isn't open right now/' People are either responsible enough to prepare for situations like this in advance, or to make sure that they don't get into them. And again, condoms in the health clinic will not make people any more responsible than they already are. The flip side of the condoms in the health clinic "debate" is equally as ridiculous. People who are against having condoms at the health clinic seem to think that by simply providing them, we will be promoting, approving and endorsing sex, all in one fell swoop. One anti-condoms-in-the-healthclinic activist even explained how at Colorado College, the number of student pregnancies sky-rocketed after condoms were made available for three years. Let's get something strait. Showing people where they can find condoms does not promote sexual activity. If it did, we here at The Anchor would be anxiously awaiting a mass orgy in Phelps tomorrow directly following the distribution of this week's edition. Just because people can walk to the health clinic and get a condom does not mean that everybody is going to become sexually active. Hope students deserve more credit than this. Furthermore, having condoms in the health clinic, does not make a statement that Hope College 'approves and endorses sex', as President Jacobson said. Instead, it would make a statement that Hope College acknowledges sex. And, even if the college feels that pre-marital sex is a sin according to the Bible, it seems contradictory to Christianity not to acknowledge sin. It is time for Hope College to demonstrate some confidence in both the intelligence and the morality of their students. We must allow students first the opportunity to make moral and intellectual decisions, and secondly we must trust those decisions. One last issue remains in the condoms-at-the-health-clinic debate— the issue of money i.e. if we have 'em, whose gonna pay for 'em? This is a good question. Evidently, the answer is nobody, for according to Nina Bielauskas ('97), Student Congress Vice-President, the first 1000 would be free. If this is true, we say go for it. Take the thousand, stick 'em the health clinic and see what happens. It could result in a pleasant surprise.
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Dear Editor, Twenty two years ago this week. Roe vs. Wade was decided in the Supreme Court. Since that decision there has been an ongoing battle between pro life and pro choice. However, what w a s hailed to be the most w o m a n liberating court decision was actually the decision that ena b l e d the p u b l i c to c a t e g o r i z e w o m e n as being s u b o r d i n a t e s to men. The decision made by the Sup r e m e Court ( c o n s i s t i n g of how many men vs. w o m e n ? ) has been called "the most fundamental right of w o m e n " by the National Organization of Women. This is terribly ironic because abortion does not liberate a woman. According to Feminists for Life, abortion and the alleged need for it validate and give credit to a patriarchal view that w o m e n burdened by their reproductive capacity are in essence inferior to men. This court decision fed the t h e o r i e s by m a n y p e o p l e that women are so weak in their initial choices, that the only solution for them is abortion. In order to be truly f e m i n i s t , these oppressing ideals need to be denied. Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness is a well known phrase from American history, notice life is listed first. According to the California Medical Association life is "the scientific fact, which everyone really knows, that human life begins at c o n c e p t i o n and is c o n t i n u o u s whether intra- or extra-uterine until d e a t h . " The medical facts are stacked in an overwhelming number that abortion is indeed murder. P r o f e s s o r M i c h e l i n e R o t h of Harvard University Medical School
declares that "it i s incorrect to say that biological d a t a cannot be decisive... it is scientifically correct to say that an individual human life begins at conception." At the very moment of conception all of the genetic information necessary to build our body and brain is present. By the e i g h t e e n t h day a f t e r c o n c e p t i o n , there is a detectable heart beat. Prior to the first trimester, the unborn has all the body parts of an adult. Dr. Bernard Nathenson, confounder of the National A b o r t i o n R i g h t s League was involved with over sixty three thousand abortions. His study of the developments of the fetus and the use of ultrasound made him resign he declares " i n c r e a s i n g certainty that I in f a c t presided over sixty-thousand deaths." So why are people still having abortions, when the evidence of murder is clear? I doubt there is a sincerely legitimate reason, but there a r e many excuses that w o m e n who h a v e had abortions will use, health reasons as the first. An Alan Guttenmacher institute survey f o u n d that nearly one half of all women getting abortion used no birth control, 82% o f the w o m e n are unmarried and only seven percent are performed for t h e health of the mother, clearly abortion is being used as a form of birth control, and is not a health issue. The argument has been used that cases of child abuse will rise if abortion is made illegal because the children will be mistreated. According to The United States Department of Health and Human Services: National Study on Child Abuse and Neglect, the fact is that child abuse has increased 500% since 1973, perhaps due to the
accepted lack of respect for life generated f r o m Roe vs. Wade. It is also a m y t h that the t y p i c a l a b o r t i v e w o m a n is poor teenager. " Factually, two thirds of women getting abortions are between the a g e s of t w e n t y and t w e n t y - f o u r . Sixty-eight percent are white, and two-thirds have an income of over $11,000. Being Pro-Life I must also condemn the killing of abortion doctors, while I agree that abortion is wrong, the select f e w w h o take it upon themselves to kill these doctors do not in any way represent the majority of P r o - L i f e people, and should be punished by the law. As with all rights we need to implicate responsibility, those w h o were in favor of legalized abortion in the 1 9 7 0 ^ have been voted as being shocked f r o m the outcome admitted that it was never meant to be like this. T h e Alan Guttenmacher Institute has researched and declared that nearly one in three pregnancies ends in abortion, 1.6 million abortions take place in the United States each year. Every day w o m e n are being robbed of their most fulfilling duty of giving life to another person. As w o m e n we need to stand up and declare that we have had enough of this unacceptable enforced ideal. We need to stop accepting the idea that we are weak, and start holding the fathers partly responsible. We need to start standing up for our unborn children and end the idea that it is acceptable to be pit against our unborn babies.
Sincerely, Monika Smith (^S)
invisible 54' recognize their leader Dear Editor, Over the past few months the issue of Homosexuality at Hope has been debated. A reoccurring argument has been, "Gays have 'altered' their sexuality-and through hard work and prayer it can be changed back." We, a group of 54 students, have c o m e together to enter our experience into this debate. None of us are involved in the controversial Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Student Union; and none of us have chosen to act upon our sexuality. Each and every one of us have t r i e d f o r m o s t of o u r l i v e s to ' c h a n g e ' and become heterosexual. We have prayed, we have worked, and most of us have even gone to psychiatrists in search of a medical "cure". Each and every one of- us have found that there is no cure, and the most we can do is remain celibate. We h a v e n o t i c e d that m a n y people in this community do not believe we exist here. But yet we do. We are in the sports teams, religious organizations, fraternities, and stu-
dent organizations. We are in your classes, your dorms, and your lives. We are here, but for s o m e reason invisible. Invisible because you try to identify us with false stereotypes. Thus you can not " s e e " us. All of us have g o n e through so much pain here at H o p e . T h e constant remarks and p o o r arguments against us wear on us mentally. The intolerance is unbearable and unacceptable. It is degrading, dehumanizing, and wrong. T h e r e are also those of us w h o have gone through a different pain-physical. On occasion gay b a s h i n g t a k e s place on campus. When it d o e s , we cannot report it. Not with all the risks. This is the reason w e have c o m e together. We have to speak out against the physical violence because it cannot be allowed to continue. So far, we have found only one true ally and role model. He has nurtured us, protected us, brought us together, and led us. How he did it all we shall never know. But he d i d , and he deserves the recognition and respect he is owed. He has sacrificed everything for us - his grades, his repu-
tation, and even his safety. He has done everything from speaking for us to protecting us. We have no idea how many t i m e s one of us have called him in the middle of the night for a safe place to stay. We have no idea how many times he's cleaned up our blood and our tears. Nor do we know how much he has suffered in the process. We can never begin to repay him. We, the "Invisible 54" recognize and honor Ben Perfitt as our true ally and friend. He has graciously given us his t i m e , his energy, and his strength while he had nothing to gain in return. He has acted as our hope, our encouragement, and our protector. We also send our hugs and encouragement to any other students out there in our position. "It's not a nightmare—it's life. So hang on, chin up . . . tomorrow will be better. Our goal is to survive one day at a time, and look back on it later."
Sincerely, The Invisible 54
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Student fed up with 'slip-slidin' away Dear Editor, Let me first start by thanking you Hope College Maintenance for clearing some of the sidewalks after this w e e k e n d ' s winter storm. While walking to class I only observed f i v e people wipe out and have so far only heard of one broken arm as a result of simply walking from Phelps to Graves. That, I'm afraid is the only praise I can give you. The purpose of this letter is to vent some frustrations my friends and I have with your services. My roommate and I went out to get her car so she could drive me to work. While approaching the lot w e were
both amazed...not by t h e mounds of snow hiding the roof a n d windows of the car but by the heaps of snow your trucks used to t r a p the car in and hide it f r o m the naked eye. We had to kick the snow a w a y from the back of the car. The s n o w came up to my knees. How w e r e we s u p posed to back out over that? Needless to say, I didn't get t o work and, thus, lost a day of pay. Can you afford to pay everyone y o u make late for work? Are you willing to give your job to college students who lost their j o b because they w e r e unable to get to work that day? What is the solution? H o p e College designed " s n o w r e m o v a l " areas in parking
lots to have a place to deposit these m o u n d s of s n o w . S t u d e n t s are charged $ 1 0 if they park there, yet following the rules and parking in a legal spot only inconveniences the students. It is almost worth the ten bucks to be able to drive our cars whenever we want. When I was sent a freshman check list this year it did not i n c l u d e o b v i o u s l y important things like snow shovels and salt. Are w e e x p e c t e d to b r i n g these things? W h a t is the solution?
Karin Schaefer ('98)
Returning students face Windy City intern goes undercover campus You have more insight into LIVING. T h e r e is s o much more to life than a small college town. It amazes m e that s o m e t i m e s p e o p l e d o n ' t "It feels like I never left, but I've think beyond Holland city limits." been g o n e f o r e v e r , " said Katina "I feel so disconnected from my Konkel ( ' 9 5 ) a b o u t r e t u r n i n g to friends and the c h a n g e s here...but, Hope after a s e m e s t e r a b r o a d . "It's at the same time, I miss all of the been a really hard adjustment. I feel friends I made in Russia," Konkel like I ' m in the twilight z o n e . ' I'm continued. " T h e r e are silly little trying to reconcile m y life here with things, too. Here, there are no trolthe o n e I f o u n d in R u s s i a . . . I ' m still leys or buses...and backpacks just x b u m b l i n g through it." look so odd to m e . " For many students w h o traveled For Stella F o w l e r ' s ( ' 9 5 ) Philao f f - c a m p u s last semester, the world delphia internship last fall, the culis f o r e v e r difture was familferent. They iar, but the inhave c h a n g e d tensity very irrevocably. d i f f e r e n t . "I They have definitely had SBHIO," stretched and to take s o m e challenged risks," she their minds, said. deepened their "I had a lot c h a r a c t e r , a n d had e x p e r i e n c e s more independence. I had to find which radically t r a n s f o r m e d their my own housing and housemates, worldview. sign the lease, i n t e r v i e w , get For some, c o m i n g h o m e w a s the rejected...all the things I'd have to hardest thing about going away. do if I was out on my o w n , " Fowler "It is natural for students who said. have studied overseas to experience Fowler interned for a brokerage 'reverse culture s h o c k ' after return- firm, while taking a business and ing to the U.S., especially in the finance class at night. She learned third or fourth w e e k h o m e , " said the pressures of a high-stakes job. Dr. Neal Sobania, Director of In"In ways, it w a s stressful," she ternational Education. said. "There w a s a lot of competi" R e t u r n i n g to A m e r i c a w a s n ' t tion—1 interviewed five times bethat bad, but I got ' c a m p u s s h o c k ' fore 1 got the job I wanted, and there c o m i n g b a c k to H o p e , " K o n k e l w e r e t h r e e p e o p l e on my intersaid. A history major, she studied view." last s e m e s t e r on the o u t s k i r t s of H o w e v e r , F o w l e r l o v e d the K r a s n o d a r , R u s s i a , a f e w h o u r s challenge and excitement of "the real world." south of the Black Sea. "I really wanted to stay. I was " O n c e you go overseas, when you c o m e back, it'll never b e the happy out on my o w n . I think that my eyes were opened a lot more to same. Your eyes have been opened to all these new, b e a u t e o u s , and the reality of the j o b market, busilovely t h i n g s . Y o u ' v e c h a n g e d . ness, and big-city life. It was very by Carrie Tennant staff writer
"Once you go overseas, when you come back, it'll never be the —Katina Konkel ('95)
Logging into the future: Hope hitches a ride on the Superhighway By Becky Ponka staff reporter Hope College is taking a ride qn the I n f o r m a t i o n S u p e r h i g h way. Technology is increasing so rapidly that information and personal c o m m u n i c a t i o n will b e accessible at the touch of a button. C I T has already m a d e c o m munication easy by giving faculty f r e e use of and staff = system, the VAX dents have S t u grown tomed i i i l s l l ^ 1 b c V A X mail. cause of eFile Transfer Protocol (FTP) a l l o w s c o m p u t e r u s e r s t o exc h a n g e files in a short a m o u n t of time, while G o p h e r is a file manager which takes files f r o m FTP and organizes them. T h e Usenet N e w s G r o u p is a computerized mailing list. T h e r e are thousands of mailings made per day in a plethora of categories ranging f r o m cultural to alternative mailings. Each user is responsible for subscribing to a m a i l i n g list. H o w e v e r , H o p e ' s system subscribes to the mailings for students, which are accessible to a n y o n e w h o has Usenet N e w s software. T h e W o n l d w i d e Web is the program that Hope is using to take its l a r g e s t l e a p t o w a r d g l o b a l c o m m u n i c a t i o n . People can put
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hard to come back." " T h e real w o r l d " truly c a m e alive for Emily Schmidt ( ' 9 7 ) during her semester stay in the wartorn country of Israel. "It really tore at my h e a r t , " Schmidt said. "I saw refugee camps on the West Bank w h e r e people were living in i n h u m a n e c o n d i tions, with no water, insufficient shelter, and cold in the wintertime...and Jewish settlements looming over the camps, all big and nice. It really lays a burden on your heart for those hurting people." Schmidt took five weeks of intense c l a s s e s at a u n i v e r s i t y in J e r u s a l e m , and then s p e n t f i v e w e e k s touring the country, even s t a y i n g with f a m i l i e s in d e s e r t kibbutzes (communal farms). T h e experience, she said, stretched her intellectually and tested her ideals. "I certainly don't take peace for granted anymore," she said. "And 1 can only pray for the people there. It helps to think that God is there, even amongst all of the fighting." After her intense experience in Israel, Schmidt felt that she w a s ready to c o m e back to Hope. However, it has still been an adjustment. "It is really hard to get back into the s w i n g of t h i n g s b a c k here...having a schedule, just being back in a Christian land with my Christian friends," she said. "I feel like I've missed out, but 1 know that I h a v e n ' t , because I have learned a L O T It's challenged me in terms of my faith...and every other area of my life." Konkel, Fowler and Schmidt left c a m p u s a n t i c i p a t i n g the dem a n d s of new environments. Little did they k n o w that p e r h a p s the greatest culture shock of all awaited them at home.
sleazy hotels that only rent by the hour, and we actually found the ministers names on the receipts," Fox said. T h e dates of the receipts Amy Fox ( ' 9 5 ) took advantage c o r r e s p o n d e d to the d a t e s s u p of the Chicago Metropolitan Se- plied by the victims, she said. mester with the hopes of honing A l t h o u g h t r a c k i n g potential in on the right career path. Little witnesses from the shelter d o w n did she know that she was going w a s difficult because they had no to do a whole lot m o r e than make permanent addresses or phones. calls. Fox left messages with their fami"'I didn't have a typical intern- lies, and received m a n y return ship," Fox said. calls. A political science/sociology "It had happened to so many major. Fox worked in the Home- other w o m e n , " she said. "Within less Project of the Legal Assis- two months, five w o m e n called." tance Foundation of Three of the Chicago, advocating women brought within g o v e r n m e n t charges against the agencies for five of ministers in a civil her o w n c l i e n t s . suit. "Wc corfld hook up "At first, the clients with people ministers denied w h o could provide it," Fox said. "Fihousing. 1 would nally they admitted, narrow d o w n their but [ s a i d ] that it search for t h e m , " consensual." The Fox said. case was settled out A m F o X 95 F o x w a s a b l e to d o y C ) of court. some detective work as well fol" T h e main client lived in the lowing a complaint made by a fe- Robert Taylor h o m e s [a low income housing development]. male client. According to Fox, the client al- Now that she has the settlement, leged that two ministers which ran her life is completely different . She can move out." a shelter were harassing w o m e n T h e real victory, however, was there to have sex with them in exthat the s h e l t e r has b e e n shut change for permanent housing. "It was probably the most ex- down and the ministers have been citing part. 1 got to build the case," exposed. "1 got to see a whole different Fox said. She began her detective side of life that you never get to work by verifying information on the ministers' resumes, which she experience here in Holland," Fox learned w a s falsified. Then Fox said. T h e experience has helped got out of the office and did a little Fox to decide on her future path. field work. S h e is n o w a p p l y i n g to l a w " T h e m i n i s t e r s t o o k [ t h e schools. "I want to go into public inwomen] to hotels on the south side of C h i c a g o . We w e n t to t h e s e terest law now," Fox said. by Jodi McFarland features editor
New coaching staff heads south to talk shop by Amy-Lynn Halverson staff reporter T h e smell of autumn is not even close to being in the air, but the football staff is already anticipating the arrival of the new season. From Jan. 8 to 11 the Hope College football staff traveled to Dallas, Texas, to e n g a g e in four days of f o o t b a l l t a l k . T h e A m e r i c a n Football Association held the conference for college and high school coaches across the country. "I have been going to this conference for fifteen years, and this is the best one I have ever been to," said head coach Dean Kreps. "I'm excited for the new season and foot-
ball to start." D u r i n g the day, c o a c h e s attended luncheons and listened to a series of featured speakers. O u t s t a n d i n g c o a c h e s for the past season gave inspirational talks. Pete Schmidt, head coach of Albion College gave one of the highlighted talks. "Not only does he have a great team, but he is a great Christ i a n , " said d e f e n s i v e l i n e b a c k e r coach George Kraft. S o m e of the other speakers were Tom Osborne, head coach of Nebraska College, Tome Landly, former head coach of the Dallas C o w b o y s , and Lou Holtz, head coach of Notre Dame. "I was excited for football, for the people in the g a m e w h o are good, who win without cheating,"
Kreps said. In the e v e n i n g s , the c o a c h e s hung out, w a t c h e d tapes of past games, and talked shop. A c c o r d i n g to Stu Fritz, head offensive coach, the trip w a s a time of bonding for the new c o a c h i n g team. "The best part of this trip was the camaraderie of our own staff," he said. Hope football has a promising season ahead with this new coaching staff, according to Kraft. Kreps is entering his first year as head coach here at Hope. After 2 8 years as o f f e n s i v e coach, Kraft is now working with defensive linebackers. Fritz coached defense for two years, but now will be c o a c h i n g offense.
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"Not only is there youth in the new staff, but also we have experie n c e , " Kraft said. " T h e spread is good." Many players are returning f r o m last season and recruiting is g o i n g well, Fritz said. "We set high goals for our 'student-athletes'. We w a n t real c o m m i t m e n t s t o w a r d s conditioning/strength, academic responsibility, and social responsibility," Kraft said. "We are going to get back on top w h e r e we were, and beat A l b i o n , " Kraft said. K r e p s is c o n f i d e n t a b o u t the new season and the new staff. " W e are going to take confere n c e and w e are g o i n g to take league c h a m p i o n s h i p , " Kreps said.
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lOne moment in time: Super Bowl XXIX This Sunday the world will stand still. The birds will stop singing and chirping their merry songs, snow will cease to fall, and even the stars in the sky will pause their cosmic ballet of chasing each other across the heavens, for the a m u s e m e n t of all who care to cast a glance their way. This may not be true literally, but it will seem like it for when the Super Bowl is on. Even to the causal sports fan the Super Bowls significance is recognized. It is the climatic end to a crescendo of brutal football that has been building throughout the regular season and playoffs. The entire N F L season comes down to this one g a m e to crown a champion. One g a m e for a c h a m p i o n s h i p is fairly unique in professional sports; most have a best of whatever series to determine the champion. Not the Super Bowl, it is a winner-take-all fight to the end. There are no second chances, no "We'll get 'em tomorrow fellas." It's a one shot deal. T h e heroes will emerge as will the goats. You must have no fear, being scared will do you no good. You must face this Super Bowl beast and say to it with a loud and c o m m a n d i n g voice, "I will not fear you, I will watch you, I will enjoy you, and 1 will love y o u . " The g a m e of g a m e s this year features two teams that got their from opposite ends. T h e San Francisco 49ers were a picked by almost everyone, except for a few Dallas holdovers, to roll to the N F C c h a m p i o n s h i p g a m e and face the C o w b o y s . The C o w b o y s bounced the Niners the last two years f r o m the playoffs. So in the off season, the 49ers loaded up with free agents designed to stop D a l l a s - t h e most notable of which was Deion Sanders, followed by Ken
Norton Jr., Rickey Jackson, and Richard Dent. With all the new acquisitions, the N F C was the Niners' to control, and they did just that rolling up a league best 15 wins to only 3 defeats. T h e San Diego Chargers took a different path to greatn e s s - a n d a much tougher one at that. T h e Chargers were thfc preseason pick to finish last in their division. They did not give up and earned a play-off birth and scratched their way through. San Diego battled f r o m behind to gain victory over Miami in the divisional play-off g a m e and then in the A F C c h a m p i o n s h i p g a m e the Chargers again came f r o m behind to nip the Steelers in the fourth quarter when Tony Martin beat Tim McKyer on a deep pass. San Diego is in the Super Bowl for the first time in the teams history. The two California teams will meet in Miami to settle the score. T h e g a m e features some interesting match-ups to look for. T h e battle between Deion Sanders and the rest of the Niners secondary against the speedy Chargers receivers. T h e r e ' s the power, up-the-gut running of San Diego's Natrone Means trying to find room with Ken Norton Jr. and the 49ers defensive line lurking about like street rats on a warm s u m m e r s night in the city . The difference in the g a m e will be if San D i e g o ' s at times suspect d e f e n s e can control the free running Niner o f f e n s e . If Steve Young is given time the Chargers are dead in the water. T h e 49ers simply are unstoppable on o f f e n s e . You can't stop them you can only hope to contain them. T h i s g a m e should be interesting into the second quarter; after that the 49ers will o v e r w h e l m the Chargers and the rout will be on.
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The Flying Dutch lost a heartbreaking game last Saturday to the Alma Lady Scots 75-46, knocking them out of a tie for the top spot in the M1AA. Alma College jumped ahead 8l early, allowing Hope to make a mere free throw, and f o r c i n g the Dutch to call a time out with 13:48 remaining in the first half. T h e free throw was made by Kristin Carlson ('95). For the first tew minutes ot the g a m e H o p e s t r u g g l e d , as t h e y missed layups, made bad passes, and allowed mental mistakes to disrupt their game. "At the beginning of the game, we just couldn'e get the ball to drop in," said head coach Todd Gugino. Hope c o n t i n u e d to struggle, being down 13-3 with 8:55 left, and then being down 22-3 with 6:58 r e m a i n i n g . Finally, with 3:40 to play before half time, Hope broke d o u b l e digits, with a three point basket f r o m the left side by Kari Nysse ( ' 9 6 ) . However, the Dutch were still down 30-12. Free throws by Shelly K u y e r s ( ' 9 6 ) and A m y M e y e r s ( ' 9 7 ) with less than a minute to play made the score 39-22, A l m a ' s lead at half-time. Meyers led the team in s c o r i n g at the break, with 10 points. ' T o allow Alma only thirteen points in the first eleven minute was g o o d ball p l a y i n g on our p a r t , " Gugino said. Meyers came out ready to play the second half, scoring Hope's first
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ON THE BALL; Nicki Mannes ('97) maneuvers her way past the opponent. Catch the Lady Dutch in action tonight, as they take on Adrian at 7:30 p.m. in the Dow. six points. With ten minutes to go in the game, Alma led 56-37. Alma showed no mercy in the last four minutes of the game, as they continued to pop three's with ease. Hope used their last time out of the g a m e with 1:43 left to play in regulation, and Alma was in control of the game with a 71 -45 count. Hope showed their sportsmanship and did not foul the Lady Scotts late in the game, in attempts to stage an
impossible c o m e b a c k . Meyers led Hope in scoring, with an astonishing career high 22 points, and Nysse led the team in rebounds with 11 According to Gugino, the defeat will o n l y m a k e t h e t e a m s t r o n g e r . ' T h e g a m e will serve as more of an eye-opener than as a depressor," he said. "We'll be a better team going into the rest of league play."
Hope sports: on the road again... Men's Swimming: The Flying Dutchmen maximized their performances last Saturday as they won an invitational hosted by Wheaton College and in the process gained an MIAA dual meet victory over Kalamazoo. Womens' Swimming: The women also won the Wheaton College Invitational, beating the competition by more than 100 points. Mens' Hoops: Hope extended their winning streak to 17 games with a pair of conference victories last week, 94-81 over Olivet and 81-69 over Alma.
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d o n ' l think that they s h o u l d j u s t be h a n d e d out for f r e e . T h e r e is n o s h o r t a g e of c o n d o m s in H o l l a n d . " B i e l i a u s k a s said that if the c o l lege g i v e s the go a h e a d , the state of M i c h i g a n w o u l d d o n a t e 1 0 0 0 c o n d o m s f r e e for starters. Yantis, h o w e v e r , is skeptical that the a d ministration will e v e r bite, s t a t i n g that "...this looks like a dead e n d . " First a petition f o r c o n d o m s at the H e a l t h C l i n i c w o u l d h a v e to pass S t u d e n t C o n g r e s s . It w o u l d then g o b e f o r e the C a m p u s L i f e Board and f r o m there w o r k its w a y to P r e s i d e n t J a c o b s o n a n d t h e
"I d o n ' t think that it will m a k e it that far," Yantis said, "it s e e m s that this is m a k i n g more w a v e s then anything." S t u d e n t C o n g r e s s has yet to d o a n y t h i n g with the data. Al the last C o n g r e s s m e e t i n g T h u r s d a y , Kori F o s t e r ( ' 9 6 ) , r e p r e s e n t a t i v e and f o r m e r task f o r c e m e m b e r , brought up the results f o r d i s c u s s i o n . Although the floor w a s open for opinions, nothing f u r t h e r was said about the s u r v e y . But the issue is broader than just h a n d i n g c o n d o m s out to students.
"1 m a r c h to r e p r e s e n t life," said D o n n i e Scott, a Holland resident and f a t h e r to a four-yearold. " W e ' v e b e e n hearing so much negativity in the news, but the Prolife m o v e m e n t isn't that w a y . "
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ure rate," P r i e s e n g a said. T h e new model is top of the line and only t o o k two h o u r s to install, C I T r e p o r t e d . S a f e t y f e a t u r e s include: heavy, vandal resistent steel, long d i s t a n c e light visibility f r o m
argues director of c o u n s e l i n g Darel S c h r e g a r d u s . His a p p r o a c h to the issue is to look at healthy and unhealthy relationships. " H e a t h is an issue in relationships...there is a lot of pain a r o u n d sexuality and that needs to be a d d r e s s e d . S t u d e n t s arc raising q u e s t i o n s about sexual iss u e s a n d w e l l n e s s , not j u s t condoms." " P e r s o n a l l y , I want to k n o w if w e can talk about c o n d o m s , sexuality and relationships and dialogue about t h e m . . . w e need to a d d r e s s all these issues," S c h r e g a r d u s said.
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D i a n e Mulder, the President of the Right to Life in H o l l a n d , a l s o called for s u p p o r t to other p r o - l i f e e f f o r t s i n c l u d i n g the practice of e u t h a n a s i a . " T h e u n b o r n are i m p o r tant to us as well a s the frail and v u l n e r a b l e , " M u l d e r said.
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bracelet f r o m a recent car accident, hut left the a u d i e n c e spellbound with her s t u n n i n g rendition of W h i t n e y H o u s t o n ' s "I H a v e Nothing." P e r f o r m e r s w e r e j u d g e d on the c a t e g o r i e s talent, s t a g e p r e s e n c e , marketability, originality, and star quality. J u d g e s included music critics and r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s of the music industry. T h e a u d i e n c e w a s also enlertained by the e m c e e of the s h o w , a master j u g g l e r w h o had w o n the World J u g g l i n g C h a m p i o n s h i p in 1990.
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Another Czech composer, Bedrich Smetena, w a s featured in the third selection, Moldau. Characterized by pervasive nationalism, the w o r k , transcribed by R o m a n Vasely, is a romantic tone-picture of the Moldau River. After intermission, the duo continued with the R a v e l ' s f a m o u s Rapsodie Espagnole. T h e Macks captured the serenity of a serene Spanish landscape as well as the festive jubilation of a nighttime fiesta. And fitting in e v e r y o n e ' s great American favorite, the Macks concluded their program with Gershwin's Rhapsodie in Blue. T h e dynamic arrangement captured all the colors of the orchestra, and the Macks sailed through the work at an e x t r a o r d i n a r y t e m p o . At the close of the program, the audience called them for a double encore, B r a h m s ' Hungarian Dances Nos. 4 and 5. T h e Macks have been perform-
M y d e a r e s t K a r e n , I h a v e been dreaming of the day that you would ask me to your date night and formal. I have a l w a y s wanted to be seen with such a beautiful girl as you. I hope that you will satisfy all my d r e a m s , m a k e them all c o m e true. I really hope that you will ask m e . — M a r k ...p.s. I hope I'll be able to stop drooling.
ing t o g e t h e r s i n c e their t e e n a g e years, dazzling audiences with their virtuosity and their musical connectedness, playing with one mind and four hands. And no music: the entire program, including encores, were completely memorized. At the reception following the p e r f o r m a n c e , Yuki and T o m o k o chatted with guests and students, signing autographs and remembering old friends and acquaintances. Very friendly, frank, and talkative, the M a c k s s e e m e d quite human, a n d not n e a r l y the t w o - h e a d e d mythological monsters or the models of near-perfection that we had seen on stage just a few moments before. They c o m m e n t e d to young m u s i c i a n s on the i m p o r t a n c e of practice, but said that they realized that too much was not a good thing, and stressed other important areas of their lives. Clearly, the duo is w o r k i n g on k e e p i n g it together, both at the keyboard and away from it.
a n y i n f o r m a t i o n into t h e W e b , r a n g i n g f r o m files like P s y c h o Hackers to Roulette Wheel, which will connect you to any random file that the computer chooses. T h e r e are a f e w d a n g e r s involved with these technological advances such as drug trafficking, p o r n o g r a p h y , and private file break-ins. Luckily, most people are c o m p u t e r c o u r t e o u s on t h e internet. "Normally dangerous things d o n ' t happen," said computer science professor Mike Jipping. "People are fairly trustworthy." T h e s e Information Superhighway programs are presently under experimental observation at Hope. T h e Worldwide Web and Usenet News software has been given to a few faculty in order to determine if these programs are logical for use on H o p e ' s campus. Policy issues dealing with freedom of speech and levels of morality need to be addressed, sai 1 Carl Heideman, C I T assistant director. T h e college is also considering the price of the software and performance of the system under the anticipated high d e m a n d , he said. Also under consideration is the question of whether the students will use the system for academic purposes. The results of the faculty experiment with the new systems are expected to be concluded near the end of the semester, and hopefully the new software will be available for student use in 1996.
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e n v i r o n m e n t and work ethic. He also argued that IQ tests aren't biased t o w a r d s w h i t e s ; IQ r e s u l t s demonstrating that all races score equally well on culturally biased questions. Murray said that his views have been so t w i s t e d by the national
media that to s o m e he has become the "devil incarnate." "My wife said this Halloween that 1 can go trick-or-treating and d o n ' t have to wear a mask. I'll just show up at the door and the children will run away screaming," he said.
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