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schools, and m a n y had lillle prior exDANA

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Serving the Hope College C o m m u n i t y for

11 2 y e a r s

"We never understood why we didn't get the same treatment," Wollers

in school, w h e t h e r it be in a c a d e m i c s

said. " W e a l w a y s said, ' W e ' r e a var-

or athletics. Title XI stales: " N o person in ihe

f r o m 1969 lo 1973 for H o p e C o l l e g e .

on wrestling mats o n the floor. T h e y had no trainer and w e r e n e v e r

sity team, loo." Wollers played four sports at H o p e C o l l e g e , during h e r l i m e on c a m p u s

U.S. shall, on the basis of sex be excluded f r o m participation in. or denied ihe b e n e f i t s of, or be s u b j e c t e d lo dis-

Wollers and h e r l e a m m a l e s played

c o v e r e d by any n e w s p a p e r or reporler.

from 1969 to 1993: basketball, field

in C a r n e g i e Gym. on a s m a l l c o u r l w h e r e ihe p l a y e r s o f t e n hil iheir back

W o l l e r s w o u l d write up h e r o w n s u m m a r y of the g a m e s and then call it

hockey, volleyball, and tennis. "It's important for p e o p l e lo realize

crimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal

o n ihe walls if Ihey Iwisled f o l l o w i n g

in lo the local paper.

h o w things h a v e c h a n g e d , but not say

aid." A l t h o u g h it has provided gains in

a layup. T h i s w a s ihe firsl c h a n c e m a n y

B e f o r e each g a m e , the m e n ' s basketball g a m e w a s fed steak and pota-

' L e t ' s s l o p h e r e / ' Wollers said. In 1972, l a n d m a r k legislation w a s

Title

w o m e n h a d lo p l a y a g a i n s t o l h e r

toes; the w o m e n ate cafeteria f o o d .

passed that b a n n e d sex d i s c r i m i n a t i o n

in foe us e d i t o r

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Campusbeat, p a g e 2.

Chance of flurries

Kinesiology d e p a r t m e n t reviews T i t l e I X Kinesiology professor Karla Wollers played W o m e n s " b a s k e t b a l l

Student Congress elects vice president and fills additional vacancies

January I 999

perience wilh sports. T h e few spectators, usually a few p a r e n t s and c o u p l e c l o s e friends, sat

a c a d e m i c s and education for w o m e n , IX's

most

influential,

more "TITLE on 3

Diverse discussions • Hope to participate in race discussions through live satellite link. SARA E LAMERS c a m pus be at e d i t o r

In ihe 1960's, Ihe issue of race w a s Annual InSync Dance performance scheduled Intermission, p a g e 5.

o p e n l y a d d r e s s e d by ihe civil righls m o v e m e n t . Thirty y e a r s later it is often ignored in h o p e s that c o n f l i c t s will s o m e h o w be resolved o n their own. In order lo o p e n the d o o r to d i s c u s sion of race issues, H o p e will participate in a national t e l e c o n f e r e n c e on race tilled "Racial Legacies and Learni n g : H o w to t a l k a b o u t r a c e " o n W e d n e s d a y , Jan. 27. "I r e c e i v e d notice of the e v e n t and initially thought it would be a g o o d building point for the c o m p r e h e n s i v e p l a n , " said D. Wesley P o y l h r e s s , Di-

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C A M P I N G O U T : Students pack their sleeping bags and cards to wait outside Maas Auditorium Monday, Jan. 25 to sign up for national Spring Break mission trips in hopes of receiving their first choice when the doors were opened on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 6 a.m.

rector of Multicultural Life. "It will s e r v e a s a catalyst for e x p a n d i n g diaProfessor Ritsema plans retirement Intermission, p a g e 5.

logue and discussion on a n u m b e r of lopics and h o w they fit into daily life." a satellite feed s p o n s o r e d by P B S in

CARRIE A R N O L D

c o n j u n c t i o n wilh ihe A s s o c i a t i o n of A m e r i c a n C o l l e g e and Universities.

spotlight editor

T h e first event in ihe series will be broadcast f r o m 1 lo 3 p.m. in the M a a s A u d i t o r i u m . " R a c i a l L e g a c i e s and L e a r n i n g , " will e x a m i n e a c a s e study o n race c o n d u c t e d by Yale Divinity, Albion College and Arizona State University-West. T h e s e c o l l e g e s were a m o n g m o r e than 100 c a m p u s e s involved in a series w h i c h explored h o w local c o m m u n i t i e s a d d r e s s race. A closer look taken at Hope's sports of the past Sports, page 8.

"It is my u n d e r s t a n d i n g that there arc s o m e u n h a p p y schools b e c a u s e of the results," P o y l h r e s s said. "I hope this series will be a building block of things ycl lo c o m e . I would gel to ihe c o r e of (he issue, rather than just s c r a p

Tanis ( ' 8 7 ) felt d r a w n to the political community. W h i l e a student at Hope, Tanis w a s a m e m b e r of the H o l l a n d City C o u n cil. T h e history major/political science m i n o r w a s e d i t o r of the Anchor,

a

d e e j a y o n W T H S . and w a s also inv o l v e d in M o d e l U N . A f t e r c o m -

t e r n a t i o n a l R e p u b l i c Institute, Tanis

school w a s too s o o n , so I d e c i d e d lo

snatched it up. T h e position involved traveling lo Bulgaria and h e l p i n g with

try for m a y o r , " recalled Tanis. So, at the age of 2 2 , Tanis ran for m a y o r of Holland, and w a s elected. "I had s o m e d i f f e r e n c e s with ihe current m a y o r and 1 thought I could d o better, so I d e c i d e d lo r u n , " he said. A f t e r his mayoral career ended, Tanis f o u n d h i m s e l f looking for another o c c u p a t i o n lo fill his life.

m e n c e m e n t . h o w e v e r . Tanis w a s un-

W h e n Scott Carpenter ('87), a friend of Tanis and a fellow political s c i e n c e

sure aboul his f u t u r e . "I had b e e n o n ihe City C o u n c i l

major, i n f o r m e d him that there w a s a second position available wilh ihe In-

the local elections. " W e w e r e w o r k i n g wilh n e w e r political parlies lo help them act more like parties, e s p e c i a l l y during c a m p a i g n s , " Tanis recalled. Tanis found both e x p e r i e n c e s to be e x t r e m e l y r e w a r d i n g . He credits H o p e wilh t e a c h i n g him h o w to think critically. A l s o f o l l o w i n g a c a r e e r " o f f the b e a t e n p a t h " in the H o l l a n d / G r a n d more MAJORS on 6

S p e a k e r Series f e a t u r e s K e n n e d y lopics, and selected five f r o m ihe list. T h o s e five choices were given lo students and faculty across c a m p u s and posled

X I F F A N Y RIPPER

from 3 to 4 p.m. M e m b e r s include

vironmental lawyer, won ihe vole lo speak at Student C o n g r e s s ' Annual S p e a k e r Se-

H o p e will host. " W e m a k e sure to gel five d i f f e r e n t people, wilh different ages, b a c k g r o u n d s , and genders

ries by a n a r r o w m a r g i n of t w o votes. T h e e v e n t will lake place on T h u r s d a y ,

so that p e o p l e will have a c h o i c e , " said Megan Brax ( ' 0 1 ) , S t u d e n t C o n g r e s s r e p r e s e n t a t i v e .

State U n i v e r s i t y - W e s t , Carol G e a r y S c h n e i d e r . President of the A A C & U ,

Sports, page 8.

E v e n as a f r e s h m a n at H o p e . Phil

w h i l e at H o p e , a n d I felt that grad

the s u r f a c e . " I m m e d i a t e l y f o l l o w i n g the b r o a d cast a panel discussion will be held Mildred Garcia, A s s o c i a t e Vice President for A c a d e m i c A f f a i r s at A r i z o n a

Freshman breaks s w i m ming records

A l u m n i share c a r e e r i n s i g h t

H o p e will participate in the event via

Wayne W i n b o r n e of ihe National Conf e r e n c e for C o m m u n i t y and Justice, and Derald W i n g Sue. A f t e r the broadcast there will be discussion lime for those in a t t e n d a n c e . P o y l h r e s s h o p e s that this will encourage students and c o m m u n i t y m e m b e r s more DISCUSSION on 6

staff r e p o r t e r

on K n o w H o p e . A vote w a s taken lo d e c i d e which speaker

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.. a well-known en-

" T h e final c h o i c e this year w a s a really close de-

Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. in D i m n c n l C h a p e l . " T h i s is the first year that w e ' v e had

cision." A p p r o x i m a t l y 130 students cast voles. 37 ol

an incredible a m o u n t of f u n d s available for us," said Student C o n g r e s s President Dana Marolt ( ' 9 9 ) . " S o we w e r e able lo pull in a high caliber name, and K e n n e d y is exactly what that is." In c h o o s i n g a speaker for the series,

w h i c h were for Kennedy. Other potential speakers included Alan

K e n n e d y Jr.

Student C o n g r e s s reviewed a list of speakers and their

H o b s o n . w h o received 35 voles, J a n e Eliot, Edw a r d J a m e s O l m o s , and Alan C. Page. T h e S p e a k e r Scries, w h i c h began in 1992. has m o r e SPEAKER on 6


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campus briefs Senior Legacy to host opening event

SARA E LAMERS campusbeat editor

the P a n - H e l l e n i c and Interfraternal C o u n c i l s as well as with the G r e e k

groups. "Local s y s t e m s are more depen-

Judiciary B o a r d .

dent u p o n their institutions to gel

S e n i o r Lcgacy. an o r g a n i / a l i o n

niors can participate which build a

T h e past few m o n t h s have been

"I am e x t r e m e l y i m p r e s s e d with

w h i c h a i m s lo build unity a m o n g lhe senior class, will hold its first

sense of appreciation and loyally for

a t i m e of r e b u i l d i n g for G r e e k

Hope College."

event on W e d n e s d a y . F e b 3.

Seniors will be e n c o u r a g e d to sit together in a block of reserved seats.

Life. A f t e r the resignation of their ad-

the insight and e x p e r i e n c e she brings to G r e e k L i f e , " said R i c h a r d

T h e g r o u p will host S e n i o r Night at t h e m e n ' s b a s k e t b a l l g a m e against Albion at 7 : 3 0 p.m. G r o u p m e m b e r s , w h o are n o m i nated by faculty and staff, feel this will be an e n j o y a b l e e v e n i n g for the

S e n i o r L e g a c y is c u r r e n t l y in the process of soliciting items from area b u s i n e s s e s s uch as the G a p Outlet. Old Navy, and D & W to be given

C l a s s of ' 9 9 to s h o w their support

a w a y to seniors. T h e y also hope to hold a f r e e - t h r o w c o n t e s t .

of the team. " S e n i o r Legacy a i m s lo i n v o l v e

Frost, Dean of Students. " T h i s will

their ideas g o i n g w h e r e a s on the national level there are more outs i d e r e s o u r c e s a v a i l a b l e t o stud e n t s , " B l o o m said. B l o o m looks f o r w a r d to bring-

visor, A n n e B a k k e r - G r a s , they were faced with the c h a l l e n g e of writing a n e w N M E policy.

be h e l p f u l lo Pan-Hel and I F C a s well as all G r e e k o r g a n i z a t i o n s . " W h i l e she a c c e p t e d the position

With the policy intact. G r e e k

only recently, she has been well received by a n u m -

lo fit the s p e c i f i c needs and structure of G r e e k Life.

ber of G r e e k stu-

A m o n g her ideas, she p l a n s to create an a d v i s o r h a n d b o o k for all

Life h o p e s to be strengthened by

U p c o m i n g e v e n t s will a l s o in-

the leadership of t h e i r n e w l y

dent leaders. "I felt that

clude a reception with Robert

hired advisor

seniors with their c l a s s m a t e s dur-

K e n n e d y Jr. of the S t u d e n t C o n -

H e a t h e r

H e a t h e r w a s very pleasant and have

ing their last y e a r at H o p e . " said m e m b e r S a r a h Van S p r o n s e n ( ' 9 9 ) .

g r e s s S p e a k e r S e r i e s , an a l u m n i m i x e r , a n d the t r a d i t i o n a l S e n i o r

Bloom.

g o t t e n the s e n s e

B l o o m . As-

t h a t s h e is v e r y

" W e provide activities in w h i c h se-

Banquet.

sistant in S t u d e n t L i f e at

approachable,"

ing m a n y o f t h e s e r e s o u r c e s lo H o p e in h o p e s of tailoring them

G r e e k s and also update the constitution. Despite t h e s e plans. B l o o m respects the present s ys t em and does not plan lo f o r c e them l o c h a n g e in any way.

Grand Valley State Univer-

said IFC President Adam Hudson ('99).

" B l o o m respects o u r organizations and d o e s not want lo c h a n g e

sity, r e c e n t l y

" S h e s e e m s will-

faith and learning o n T h u r s d a y . Jan.

b e e n widely cited." T h e e v e n t is s p o n s o r e d in c o n -

accepted

ing to w o r k with

c h a n g e d , " said P a n - H e l l e n i c Vice President Kate M a c D o n i e l s ('()()).

28.

junction with the P e w C o l l e g e So-

position.

both students and

" S h e s e e m s interested in getting

T h e e v e n t will feature G e o r g e M .

c i e t y , w h i c h w a s e s t a b l i s h e d in

"As

administration."

lo k n o w m o r e p e o p l e and h e l p i n g

M a r s d e n , P r o f e s o r of History at the University of N o t r e D a m e , w h o s e

1997. T h e p u r p o s e of the g r o u p is to

speech is entitled " T h e O u t r a g e o u s

encourage Hope students to pursue

idea of Christian S c h o l a r s h i p . "

c a r e e r s in t e a c h i n g as a Christian service.

Pew L e c t u r e t o m e r g e faith and l e a r n i n g T h e History D e p a r t m e n t will present its annual P e w L e c t u r e on

T h e lecture will begin at 11 a.m. in V a n d e r W e r f 102. " M a r s d e n will e x a m i n e the relat i o n s h i p b e t w e e n o n e ' s faith a n d w h o they are as a t e a c h e r or a

the American

University,

w h i c h has

C u r r e n t l y the g r o u p has 5 0 j u n ior and s e n i o r m e m b e r s . Baer e n c o u r a g e s all students and

the the

Greek L i f e ad-

Pan-Hellenic

us h o w e v e r she c a n . "

visor, I hope to H. Bloom President Sara change many Van H o o s e ( ' 9 9 ) of the n e g a t i v e p e r c e p t i o n s o f is h o p e f u l that B l o o m will contrib-

B l o o m ' s interest in Greek L i f e s t e m s from h e r e n t h u s i a s m for the

G r e e k L i f e , " she said. Bloom, graduate of W e s t m i n s t e r C o l l e g e in P e n n s y l -

ute t o G r e e k L i f e in a positive way. " S h e has m a n y fresh ideas which

With the annual Rush well und e r w a y . B l o o m e n c o u r a g e s stu-

should strengthen G r e e k L i f e , " she

d e n t s to c o n s i d e r G r e e k L i f e .

vania, served a s a c h a p t e r consult-

said. W h i l e B l o o m ' s e x p e r i e n c e with

" R u s h is a time lo look at o n e ' s values and decide which group

the greek s y s t e m has dealt p r i m a -

one will fit in with a s ihey d e c i d e w h e r e they can c o n t r i b u t e besi.

faculty to attend.

ant for the S i g m a K a p p a ' s upon

tory D e p a r t m e n t . " T h e breadth of k n o w l e d g e of the history of religion

"I think all of us are c o n c e r n e d with h o w o u r w o r l d a f f e c t s o u r

b e g i n n i n g g r a d u a t e s c h o o l at G r a n d Valley w h e r e she w o r k e d

j o b s . " he said. "I h o p e that this is

to m a k e the o r g a n i z a t i o n a na-

and h i g h e r e d u c a t i o n is e x p l a i n e d

the c o n c e p t s t u d e n t s will take a w a y

very clearly in his b o o k The Soul of

f r o m this e v e n t . "

tional sorority. Bloom will work primarily with

scholar." said M a r c B a e r o l the His-

w h a t w e as G r e e k s d o not w a n t

rily with national organizations, she looks f o r w a r d to w o r k i n g with lo-

l e a d e r s h i p skills it e n h a n c e s .

she s a i d . "It is a c h a n c e for ihe

cal chapters and noted the strengths

c h a p t e r s lo c e l e b r a t e w h a t ihey

that e x i s t b e t w e e n b o t h t y p e s of

r e p r e s e n t as w e l l . "

Bush e l e c t e d S t u d e n t Congress V i c e President W. HADAMEK staff r e p o r t e r

S t u d e n t C o n g r e s s e l e c t e d Paul Bush ( ' 0 1 ) as their n e w vice president at Ihe T h u r s d a y , Jan. 21 meeting. Bush fills the vacancy left when Matt F r e t z (*99) r e s i g n e d at the end of the Fall semester. "I w a n t e d this position b e c a u s e I

the P h e l p s r e p r e s e n t a t i v e , were in-

c a r e f u l process lo fill the vacancies.

fill the positions that were o p e n . "

W h e n a representative leaves,

Bush has many goals for his vice-

voting p r o c e s s and increase voter

Eric G o o d m a n ( ' 0 0 ) w a s also in-

Student C o n g r e s looks at ihe bal-

ducted into m e m b e r s h i p at the Janu-

lots f r o m ihe p r e v i o u s election and c a l l s the next

presidency. "I w a n t to set a p r e s e n c e right

turnout. A s P r e s i d e n t , Marolt has m a n y

d u c t e d into m e m b e r s h i p .

ary 14 m e e t i n g . His district c o v e r s C o l u m b i a , Kraker, Parkview, O g g e l Apartments. " W e ' v e had to w o r k

a w a y with the P r e s i d e n t ' s O f f i c e a s

g o a l s for the u p c o m i n g s e m e s t e r

highest vole get-

to h o w we will relate to e a c h other."

ter l o d e t e r m i n e if h e or s h e is

he said. "I want him to k n o w the school is here for the s t u d e n t s . I

w h i c h include e s t a b l i s h i n g a relat i o n s h i p with J a m e s Bultman right

still interested.

also want

to w o r k w i t h

Matt

"Off campus

B r a m b l e ( ' 0 1 ) to p u b l i c i z e the spring election and find w a y s t o in-

feel there's something I can contrib-

hard lo fill positions bec a u s e t h e r e is a l w a y s a

ute." B u s h said. " I ' v e been in m a n y

t u r n o v e r at the s e m e s t e r

rep spols are more difficult

leadership p o s i t i o n s this year and

e n d . " said S t u d e n t C o n -

lo fill b e c a u s e

crease voter t u r n o u t . " C o n g r e s s is p u t t i n g t h i n g s in

I ' v e e n j o y e d all the o p p o r t u n i t i e s they h a v e a f f o r d e d . I t h o u g h t I

gress

we

p l a c e for the u p c o m i n g S p e a k e r

c o u l d d o a g o o d j o b in this position also." Phil H a a n ( ' 0 0 ) w a s e l e c t e d a B o a r d o f T r u s t e e s L i a i s o n . Ryan Harrell ( ' 9 9 ) , an off c a m p u s repres e n t a t i v e . and Brian P o r t e r ( ' 0 1 ) .

C o n g r e s s h o p e s to re-energize the

President

Dana

Marolt ( ' 9 9 ) . " W e h a v e n ' t lost any m o r e reps than we usually

have

nu-

merous appli-

Series.

This

year

Robert

F.

away. "1 w o u l d e n c o u r a g e him to have more one on one interaction with the s t u d e n t s and faculty and c o m m u n i t y to build a s e n s e of c a m a r a derie," she said. "It's something t h a t ' s l a c k i n g on H o p e ' s c a m p u s . With s uch a y o u n g C o n g r e s s this

Kennedy, Jr. will c o m e to c a m p u s . Tentatively, dates for Student

year, w e ' v e really b e e n t h i n k i n g

of votes," Marolt said. " T h i s year, we called everyone who applied

C o n g r e s s elections for the Fall of

p l a t e and take the p o s i t i o n s a n d

m e e t i n g s or m o v e or leave for off

and t h o s e w h o still s e e m e d inter-

1999 will be held on April 2 2 and

c a m p u s studies." M a r o l t said C o n g r e s s f o l l o w s a

ested. we interviewed and then selected w h o we t h o u g h t would best

23. A c c o r d i n g to M a r o l t . S t u d e n t

k e e p u p the l e a d e r s h i p o n c e we leave. We w a n t lo build a solid

do. People just g e l j o b s o f f c a m p u s of are no longer able lo m a k e the

c a n t s with the s a m e n u m b e r

a b o u t w h o ' s g o i n g lo step up to the

foundation of leaders." .

S c h o l a r p r o g r a m s t r i v e s t o increase d i v e r s i t y MEREDITH CARE staff r e p o r t e r

O n e o f J a c o b s o n ' s m a i n g o a l s as he f a c e s his final m o n t h s as presi-

and learning setting that serves as a

can be r e a l i z e d , " he said.

planning of the p r o g r a m . " F o r m e a place like this would be helpful because then there would

m o d e l for s t u d e n t s , r e g a r d l e s s of ethnicity, that this is the w a y the

T h e p r o g r a m is a c o m b i n e d e f fort of the P r o v o s t ' s O f f i c e , O f f i c e

world looks and the way the world

of Student D e v e l o p m e n t , and the

about the p r o g r a m . " F a c u l t y a n d s t u d e n t s a r e still

be a g r o u p of students w h o are will-

is," said D. Wesley Poythress, A s sistant Dean for Multicultural L i f e .

Admissions Office. Charles Green of the P s y c h o l o g y D e p a r t m e n t is

said. " W e ' r e i n t e n d i n g to have sev-

President Jacobson explained

the P r o g r a m Director. Currently, the A d m i s s i o n s O f f i c e

eral o p p o r t u n i t i e s this s e m e s t e r for students and o t h e r s to learn about

is recruiting students for the prog r a m . E v e r y student w h o a p p l i e s

the p r o g r a m and a d d r e s s s o m e of

has an o p p o r t u n i t y to participate in

program like this. I encourage those

the p r o g r a m , r e g a r d l e s s of e t h n i c

w h o w a n t t o k n o w more to c o n t a c t m e personally and attend these in-

dent will be to i n c r e a s e f o c u s on

ing to a d d r e s s and look at the is-

minority participation. In an e f f o r t to a c c o m p l i s h this, the n e w P h e l p s

s u e s of diversity." she said. T h e Phelps S c h o l a r s will be en-

Scholars P r o g r a m is s c h e d u l e d to

rolled in a fall s e m e s t e r First Year S e m i n a r that will explore diversity-

begin in the fall of 1999.

related topics. In the s p r i n g , stu-

that the program is designed with both minority and majority students in mind " T h e p r o g r a m r e p r e s e n t s a significant c o m m i t m e n t to p r o d u c i n g

T h e p r o g r a m ' s goal is to include 4 5 ethnically d i v e r s e first-year stu-

d e n t s will take an " E n c o u n t e r s with

dents in its inaugural year. Participating students will live in the s a m e

C u l t u r e s " c o u r s e on racial and ethnic s u b c u l t u r e s within the U.S. In

an educationally valuable interac-

residence hall, and will be enrolled

addition, the students will partici-

in c o u r s e s that e x a m i n e cultural diversity. Palesa M a z a m i s a (*01). an inter-

pate in w o r k s h o p s and g r o u p disc u s s i o n s relating to living in a di-

ity s t u d e n t s , and creating an envir o n m e n t in which the p r e s e n c e of

national student from S o u t h A f r i c a .

interested students, but they are also .trying to e d u c a t e the c o m m u n i t y

has been involved in s o m e of the

verse w o r l d . " W e are trying t o create a living

tion b e t w e e n m a j o r i t y and minor-

minority students is helpful to m a jority students, and vice versa, and in w h i c h the ideal of c o m m u n i t y

background. " W e ' r e looking this s e m e s t e r for students of the c l a s s of 2 0 0 3 w h o would be interested in participating," Green said. Not only are the p r o g r a m coord i n a t o r s c o n c e n t r a t i n g on f i n d i n g

learning about the p r o g r a m , " Green

the q u e s t i o n s and issues raised by a

f or m at i on p r e s e n t a t i o n s . " A l t h o u g h p e o p l e are still learning a b o u t the p r o g r a m in its developing stages, the overall reaction to the p r o g r a m has been positive and s u p p o r t i v e , a c c o r d i n g to Green.


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lanuary 27. I 9 9 9

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In F o c u s

T i t l e I X Provides Increased Opportunities for W o m e n TITLE f r o m

I

and al limes c o n t r o v e r s i a l , implic a t i o n s h a v e dealt with ils applica-

e v e r for t e a m sports to break into national status." W o m e n ' s basketball, s w i m m i n g ,

tion to f e m a l e athletes. W h e n A n n e Irwin w a s hired as

tennis, volleyball, softball, and golf

ceive $ 1 7 9 million m o r e than f e m a l e athletes every year.

w o m e n ' s Athletic Director in 1976

have all ranked high nationally in

But most fe-

t h e r e w e r e six w o m e n ' s s p o r t s ,

recent years, al Hope. Presently, a d e p a r t m e n t a l review

male athletes

c o m p a r e d to nine today. " O u r g r o w t h has not b e e n only

of H o p e ' s sports p r o g r a m ' s d e a l i n g with e q u i t y in b u d g e t s is underway.

the n u m b e r of teams, hut also the n u m b e r of w o m e n playing, and the

" W e are looking at what we d o

are pleased with the overall treatment Hope.

at

quality of our athletes," Irwin said. B e f o r e Title IX, w o m e n in sports

here, how we spend our money, plus o p p o r t u n i t i e s that are available to

"I think that e v e r y t h i n g so

were not c o m m o n l y e n c o u r a g e d in high school p r o g r a m s ; t h u s m u c h

athletes," Irwin said. v T h e study is e x p e c t e d to be d o n e

far as e q u i t y with coaches,

of c o l l e g e | a t h l e t i c s in-

by the end of the

facilities, etc.,

semester,

h a s been a w e -

volved

w h i c h t i m e the data will be

the

t e a c h i n g of the sport,

at

studied and ana-

combined

said

basketball player. Kristin Koenigsknecht

lyzed.

with prepar-

" W e ' l l see if

ing for c o m petition.

things need to be c h a n g e d , if any

" N o w kids

policies should be developed,"

play and are

some,"

COI). Hope College Collection of the Joint Archives of H o l l a n d

T h e present study will take

B A C K I I M T H E D A Y : Women athletes practice their tennis stroke against the wall of Carnegie Gymnasium, which pre-dated the Dow Center. This a close look at photo is thought to be taken in the I950's. the budget and

c o a c h e d | since t h e y ' r e

Irwin said. T h e study will

all of its details. "Things pop up when y o u ' r e

five old,"

years Irwin

look at every as-

d e a l i n g with a b u d g e t . " Irwin said.

pect

said.

"This

teams' expenses.

" T h i n g s m a y c h a n g e and be added during the season. S o m e athletes on

" W e ' r e look-

s o m e t e a m s feel they h a v e n ' t been

has benefits

Hope College

Joint A r c h i v e s of H o l l a n d

of

each

t o H o p e , t o L A D Y D U T C H : Women ingat how teams c o a c h e s , a n d Iwopsters of the 70's lacked the travel; we want to players." chances athletes of today are given, to e q u a l i z e that. "I w o u l d We w a n t to m a k e have given a n y t h i n g to play on a sure e v e r y o n e is getting the s a m e Little L e a g u e t e a m , " Wolters said. a m o u n t for s h o e s , for u n i f o r m s . Since the 1970s, several c h a n g e s W e ' r e not t o the point in the study

given a fair s h a k e . "

have been m a d e , such as recruiting w o m e n athletes, a d d i n g teams, and improving playing and practice conditions. "We h a v e really c o m e a long w a y since I came here." Irwin said. "Early on we did really well in individual sports, and then it took for-

to d r a w any m e a n i n g f u l conclus i o n s . " said Ray S m i t h , m e n ' s Athletic Director. "But H o p e has been proactive with equity in s p o r t s . " H o p e m a y be ahead of many colleges in the nation. T h e W o m e n ' s Sport F o u n d a t i o n reports that at the c o l l e g e level male athletes still re-

GUEST COLUMN Sally Smits

Equality on t h e C o u r t I remember walking through

parent-sponsored.

the high school hallway, seeing

1 really w a s angry, got up on a

elaborate (or as e l a b o r a t e as our cheerleaders could do) banners

s o a p b o x and cried o u t against the small d i s c r i m i n a t i o n s that

touting b o y s ' basketball g a m e s

l o o m e d e v e n larger behind the

\nd b o y s ' football g a m e s h u n g on every wall, s o the g a m e w o u l d

banners. So, I e a r n e d the term

not be o v e r l o o k e d . 1 r e m e m b e r the g u y s getting

" f e m i n a z i " f r o m my m a l e athlete c l a s s m a t e s , and truly took on the

n e w j a c k e t s and sweats, taking our " g o o d " bus (the one that

n a m e w h e n I o f f e r e d my s p e e c h e s about w o m e n ' s roles in

broke down less) to a w a y g a m e s , laving c r o w d e d stands at their

m a r r i a g e and in the c h u r c h

ionic g a m e s . Then I remember our "obligation" b a n n e r s from the c h e e r l e a d rs. hearing t h e m c o m p l a i n about h a v i n g to c h e e r for f e w e r f a n s at i girls' g a m e , or about h a v i n g to c h e e r for girls' basketball at all. 1 r e m e m b e r that o u r team j a c k e t s w e r e a g e n e r o u s d o n a t i o n of one of the t e a m m a t e s ' parents, and that our parents were s o m e t i m e s the. loneliest of fans. 1 r e m e m b e r the c o n v o l u t e d , angry feeling I had trying to understand what m a d e the difference between two teams playing a sport with the s a m e rules. I r e m e m b e r w o n d e r i n g w h y one team was s c h o o l - s u p p o r t e d , while the other w a s mostly

w h e n e v e r those topics c a m e u p in class. A n d part of m e w a s proud to stand alone, to beat up the b o y s w h o ragged on girls' sports, to be the one to speak. But part of m e loathed that loneliness, that stance o p p o s i n g . I w a n t e d to be liked, accepted, to be a fan of b o y s ' basketball without noticing h o w very n e w their w a r m - u p s and u n i f o r m s w e r e . I w a n t e d to be equal, but blend in as an equal. I w a n t e d to be date-able, not so intimidating. I would d e f e n d w o m e n ' s rights to my d e a t h and I want to m a k e it perfectly clear in my life, h o w I c o n n e c t girls' basketball and f e m i n i s m to my o w n high school, to w h o I a m . and to g r o w i n g as a woman.

1990-91 National

Half of w o m e n ' s c o l l e g e t e a m s

C h a m p i o n s h i p W o m e n ' s Basketball

The Hope

are c o a c h e d by m e n , but only about t w o p e r c e n t of m e n ' s t e a m s are

team a f f e c t e d w o m e n ' s sports in a variety of w a y s .

c o a c h e d by w o m e n .

"Fan support of the girls' t e a m

"I think w e need to e n c o u r a g e w o m e n as c o a c h e s , administrators,

w e n t f r o m polite applause to g a m e s where the Civic Center was

and o f f i c i a l s , " Wolters said. " W e

Keeping money distribution e q u a l a c r o s s the b o a r d is a main

p a c k e d , " Smith said. "It w a s a turn-

c o n c e r n of t h o s e in c h a r g e of ath-

H o p e . It c a s t a p o s i t i v e light on w o m e n at H o p e , as a n y t h i n g else

women coaching men's teams."

we were doing." But Irwin had to deal with both

sports t e a m s for m e n and w o m e n m u s t r em ai n e q u a l , which poses a

can be given the s a m e opportuni-

sides of the t e a m ' s o v e r w h e l m i n g

ties without hurting or p e n a l i z i n g a n y b o d y . " Irwin said. "I d o n ' t want

success. " A t the t i m e it m a d e a lot of people a w a r e of the w o m e n and that

problem for H o p e sports clubs, w h o are d o m i n a t e d by m e n and are anx-

letics. " M y goal is to s o m e h o w create a w a y that all athletes and c o a c h e s

need to see w o m e n in all facets of the g a m e . I would e v e n like to see

ing p o i n t for w o m e n ' s s p o r t s at

U n d e r T i t l e IX the n u m b e r of

ious to reach varsity level.

w a s very e n c o u r a g i n g . But on the

Until a w o m e n ' s counterpart can be offered, another m e n ' s sport can-

other side of the coin, we had a hard l i m e f i n d i n g t e a m s to play the next

not be a d d e d . " W e w a n t H o c k e y t o be a varsity

money. If e v e r y t h i n g didn't involve m o n e y there w o u l d n ' t be a prob-

season, and we w e r e d r o p p e d like a

sport, but in order to get that there

'hot p o t a t o ' by f a n s w h e n we were

has to be a n o t h e r w o m e n ' s team to

lem." Although

not as good the next year. But it w a s

k e e p t h i n g s e q u a l , " said H o c k e y player Todd Fleury ( ' 0 2 ) .

to take from the ' h a v e s ' to give to the ' h a v e n o t s . ' U n f o r t u n a t e l y a lot of items stem around m o n e y , and t h e r e is n o t a n u n l i m i t e d pot of

opportunites

for

w o m e n h a v e b e e n m o r e equal in recent years, fan participation between sexes is not s o m e t h i n g easily e v e n e d out.

a turning p o i n t . " she said. W o m e n in c o a c h i n g and athletic a d m i n i s t r a t i o n p o s i t i o n s are a l s o

Despite s o m e criticism of Title IX. it has been a w e l c o m e c h a n g e

less c o m m o n . " O n e reason is that as the sala-

to many. " I ' m glad Title IX is here and has

" T h e way we are treated is a little

ries of c o a c h e s of w o m e n ' s t e a m s

s u r v i v e d all the c r i t i c i s m , " Irwin

bit different as far as f a n s and the

i n c r e a s e d with Title IX. m a l e

p r e s s , l i k e in t h e Sen line I a n d Lakes ho re Press. But this is really

c o a c h e s began to displace f e m a l e c o a c h e s , " said T h e F e m i n i s t M a j o r -

said. "It has been a very necessary law. I d o n ' t think w o m e n ' s sports

j u s t a product of the past and ev-

ity F o u n d a t i o n ' s T a s k F o r c e on

it. T h e law is still n e e d e d and will

erything

W o m e n and Girls in S p o r t s .

c o n t i n u e to be n e e d e d . "

is

changing,"

K o e n i g s k n e c h t said. Administrators have noticed s o m e c h a n g e s in c r o w d s u p p o r t over the past twenty years. "I d o n ' t k n o w if fan support will e v e r be e q u a l b e c a u s e of the mindset in Holland. M e n ' s basketball has led the nation the past f e w y e a r s . " Smith said. "I have noticed t h a t b e c a u s e of t h e a d v e n t o f w o m e n ' s sports that our fan support has diversified. T h e r e are less students at g u y ' s basketball g a m e s than in the 70s." But s o m e think there is more that can be done. "I would love to see the w o m e n ' s v a r s i t y g a m e p r e c e d e the m e n ' s

w o u l d be w h e r e it is today without

T i t l e I X in A c t i o n at H o p e —

e

v

e

n

MEREDITH CARE staff reporter

Although equality between m e n ' s and w o m e n ' s athletics can lurn into a very controversial issue,

t

s , as well as d m e r e inces in u n i f o r m s and o t h e r aspects, but m o s t a g r e e that these are nothing

to m a k e a big deal about. " T h e b u d g e t s might be a little different (between m e n ' s and

several w o m e n a t h l e t e s at H o p e seem to notice few inequalities.

w o m e n ' s a t h l e t i c s ) , but I d o n ' t

In fact, m a n y are g r a t e f u l for w h a t Title IX has d o n e for w o m e n .

fairly." said Tobi Hill ( ' 0 1 ) , a softball p l a y e r for H o p e . " I n high

" W o m e n ' s athletics has gotten a

school, it w a s definitely obvious that the b o y s had better u n i f o r m s

lot m o r e r e s p e c t a b l e , " said B e c k y Schmidt ( ' 9 9 ) ,

think w e ' v e e v e r been treated un-

and equipment, but it is d e f i n i t e l y

a H o p e volleyball player. "Without Title IX, we

c l o s e r to b e i n g equal here at H o p e

m e n ' s v e r s u s w o m e n ' s s p o r t s in general c o n t i n u e s to be d e b a t e d .

w o u l d n ' t be w h e r e we are today. I'm

high s c h o o l . " Becky Timmer ( ' 9 9 ) . a m e m b e r of

" M o s t g u y s find it m o r e entertaining to watch g u y s , " said D a v e

thankful for it because I've

country

B o s ( ' 0 1 ) . w h o plays on the football team. "If the n u m b e r of females

never

g a m e . " Wolters said. T h e quality of entertainment in

w h o w a t c h s p o r t s g o e s up, then there c o u l d be the p o s s i b i l i t y of women reaching the same entertainment status as m e n . "

been

than it w a s in my

the H o p e C o l l e g e C o l l e c l i o n of t h e Joint A r c h i v e s of H o l l a n d

blatantly mistreated because of my g e n d e r . " T h e r e m a y be d i f f e r e n c e s in the n u m b e r of s p e c t a t o r s that attend m e n ' s and w o m e n ' s sporting

Hope

cross team,

agrees. "I d o n ' t person-

ally feel that I ' v e been treated unfairly. L o o k i n g in the past. Title IX h a s d o n e a lot f o r w o m e n in s p o r t s , " she said.


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your voice.

our voice. A n e m p t y ballot A p a t h y i s a t e r m t h a t is o f t e n l u m p e d w i t h a c o l l e g e ' s

GUEST COLUMN

student body, but rarely are there n u m b e r s to b a c k this

Michael

association.

McCune

S t u d e n t C o n g r e s s c o n d u c t e d a v o t e to d e t e r m i n e w h o w o u l d present d u r i n g this y e a r ' s S p e a k e r Series, and only 130 students and faculty took part.

T h e Rush is O n

T h a t ' s 130 out of 3 0 0 0 students and over 100 faculty m e m b e r s . T h i s t i m e t h e a p a t h y c o u l d b e s e e n all a r o u n d

N o w that we are a w e e k and a

the board. The

event

was

publicized, a site w a s c r e a t e d

half into R u s h , ihe c a m p u s cer-

on

tainly has a d i f f e r e n t feel to it. A s

K n o w H o p e and ads were made. T h e blatant disregard

e v e r y o n e looks a r o u n d , there are signs and posters e v e r y w h e r e pro-

for the request for such i n f o r m a t i o n can only b e attributed

prospectives, but the p r o s p e c t i v e s also meet the actives. T h i s t w o - w a y

are not j o i n i n g a fraternity or so-

p r o c e s s a l l o w s b o t h p a r t i e s involved to m a k e a educated decision.

harass y o u r friends about their decision. A n d for the n e w m e m b e r s ,

Rush

rority, please d o not put d o w n or

in w h i c h t h e

joining a Greek organization

m o t i n g fraternities and sororities. But w h a t exactly is R u s h and w h y

p r o s p e c t i v e s get e x p o s e d lo the tra-

d o e s n ' t r e d u c e y o u r social circle

ditions and a c h i e v e m e n t s of a par-

is it i m p o r t a n t ? A m a j o r i t y of the 2 5 0 s t u d e n t s

ticular organization. I realize that a majority of the stu-

t o G r e e k life. G o i n g G r e e k is not for everyo n e . but it is a c h o i c e that m a n y

that are r u s h i n g a fraternity or so-

d e n t s on this c a m p u s are not c o n -

p e o p l e are dealing with at this cur-

sidering j o i n i n g a G r e e k o r g a n i z a tion. but I feel that it is important

rent point in time. Just r e m e m b e r

individuals think that the vote either d o e s n ' t matter or

rority this y e a r go into the threew e e k p e r i o d w i t h a b s o l u t e l y no

isn't significant. By that reasoning, there are only 93

real or c o n c r e t e idea a b o u t the

f o r t h e s e s t u d e n t s to u n d e r s t a n d

G r e e k o r g a n i z a t i o n s o f this c a m -

w h y this p r o c e s s takes place every

c h o i c e to m a k e . If you stay true to yourself, a g o o d d e c i s i o n will

pus. T h e fact is that being G r e e k is not about h u d d l i n g a r o u n d in a

year. Undoubtedly, o n e thing that h a p -

come. The A n c h o r will continue

T h e S t u d e n t C o n g r e s s S p e a k e r S e r i e s is o n e o f t h e

dark and wet b a s e m e n t on Friday

ture guest columns from different

l a r g e s t a t t e n d e d e v e n t s o f t h e y e a r . T h e S e r i e s is t h e i r

and S a t u r d a y nights, it is a b o u t

pens during R u s h and N e w M e m ber E d u c a t i o n is the separation into

to o n e t h i n g : a p a t h y . There were only 37

p e o p l e that voted

for Robert

K e n n e d y Jr. t o s p e a k at H o p e . A l a n H o b s o n n a r r o w l y m i s s e d that opportunity, g a r n i s h i n g only 35 votes. It's h a r d to b e l i e v e that o n l y

130 out of o v e r 3 1 0 0

p e o p l e q u a l i f i e d to c o m p l a i n that K e n n e d y will s p e a k o n F e b . 18.

s h o w c a s e of the year, and w h e n

request students' opinions, the students should oblige. The

fact that 3 7 p e o p l e w a n t K e n n e d y

appalling. Granted, there may

t o s p e a k is

t h a t it is y o u r s a n d o n l y y o u r

student

organizations.

tofea-

Any orga-

an e v e r l a s t i n g f a m i l y of

c l i q u e s b e t w e e n the G r e e k s a n d

e v e r - c h a n g i n g faces. During Rush, not only d o the ac-

n o n - G r e e k s . T h i s is a sad state of

nization that w ishes to run a guest column should contact the A n c h o r

a f f a i r s that I personally w o u l d like

at

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to see stop. F o r the s t u d e n t s w h o

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interest.

To the Editor:

T h e right to v o t e is a b u s e d t o o o f t e n b y c o l l e g e s t u d e n t s . T h e f a c t is d e s p i t e t h e p u b l i c i t y , s t u d e n t s a r e p r o b a b l y

W h e n you w a k e in the m o r n i n g ,

so oblivious to their s u r r o u n d i n g s that they m i s s e d the

what are y o u r h o p e s for the d a y ? Do you secretly hope that your

vote entirely.

straight, white. Christian s t u d e n t s

bility b e c a u s e w e support and take

on c a m p u s . W h a t if y o u r c o n c e r n s

part in a r e p r e s s i v e s y s t e m . Every

a b o u t classes are f a c i n g the p e o p l e in them every day, h a v i n g to listen

day we d o not contribute to improving e c o n o m i c and social c o n d i t i o n s

to the d e r o g a t o r y r e m a r k s and ra-

for i n d i v i d u a l s of minority g r o u p s , we are s u p p o r t i n g d i s c r i m i n a t i o n

cial slurs or g a y - b a s h i n g that surf a c e s as " j o k e s " ; l i s t e n i n g t o the

Student Congress carries around 30 elected m e m b e r s

c h e m i s t r y c l a s s or religion q u i z are

o f its o w n . If 3 1 0 0 p e o p l e c a n ' t m a k e a d e f i n i t i v e d e c i s i o n

c a n c e l l e d ? T h a t m a y b e the ice on the roads is finally bad e n o u g h to

same girl tell you for the fourth time

b e h a v i o r is not e n o u g h , we m u s t

o f t h e i r o w n , p e r h a p s it's t i m e to let C o n g r e s s m a k e t h e

k e e p y o u o u t of L u b b e r s for the

this w e e k that y o u ' r e going to hell

repair the d a m a g e we and genera-

decision for the rest of us.

d a y ? O n c e reality strikes and you

b e c a u s e of y o u r lifestyle and reli-

realize that y o u ' v e j u s t - h i t the

g i o u s beliefs; or sitting in c h a p e l e v e r y w e e k listening, s t r a i n i n g to

t i o n s b e f o r e us h a v e caused. You can m a k e a d i f f e r e n c e . But.

s n o o z e button for the sixth t i m e , y o u r thoughts are m o s t likely cen-

Correction In (lie J a n u a r y 2 0 issue of ihc Anchor,

Brad R i c h m o n d , n e w Di-

reclor of C h o r a l Acliviiies, w a s incorreelly identified on ihe Inlermission Page, in " O l d m a e l s n e w : N e w C h o i r director j o i n s m u s i c faculty." T h e Anchor

a p o l o g i z e s for the error.

m e e t t h e press

tered on getting to c l a s s on t i m e

rather than part of the p r o b l e m y o u h a v e to step o u t of y o u r c o m f o r t

while retaining the fine points of

u n s p o k e n f e a r is that t h i n g s will

z o n e s . Begin by admitting to your-

t h i n g s like n u c l e o p h i l i c a d d i t i o n

n e v e r c h a n g e and this range of dis-

self the s t e r e o t y p e s you have and

reactions and the illusory m e a n i n g

crimination will a l w a y s be a part of

c h a l l e n g e them. Talk people and get

of " F i n n e g a n ' s W a k e . " T h r o u g h o u t

to k n o w t h e m instead of categoriz-

the day, your greatest w o r r i e s m a y

H o p e and your life? T h e majority of us here at H o p e

center around getting into the

are white. Christian, u p p e r - m i d d l e

graduate school of your choice, passing a test or f i n d i n g identifiable

class individuals w h o have never

or other d i f f e r e n c e s . Speak up when other students m a k e racial or h o m o -

a n d m a k e sure y o u r p l a c e of work

between friends, h o m e w o r k and

d i s c r i m i n a t e d a g a i n s t on a d a i l y basis, to be j u d g e d by the c o l o r of o u r skin or d i f f e r e n c e s . We are the

n o w and in the f u t u r e carries them out. Voice y o u r o p i n i o n . Be vocal

production editor

Amanda

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m o r e c o m p l i c a t e d , b a l a n c i n g time

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campusbeat editor

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Kate

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Doug

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m a j o r i t y here, the privileged r ace

w h e n y o u w i t n e s s acts of discrimi-

But w h a t if every day y o u w a k e

and social g r o u p in this country. W e h a v e r e a p e d the b e n e f i t s o f t h i s

nation. If you feel that you are doing e v e r y t h i n g you can on a per-

up and pray that today might be the first d a y that p e o p l e at H o p e will

p o w e r f u l position and n o w it is time to take responsibility for the e f f e c t s

sonal level s e e k o u t other p e o p l e w h o w a n t to m a k e a d i f f e r e n c e on

treat you like a h u m a n b e i n g ? That

of o u r actions. We must m a k e a c o n -

a larger scale. T h e responsibility is

today you will be seen as m o r e than y o u r skin color, straight orientation

scious e f f o r t to g i v e back the opportunities and equal status w e ' v e

ours, and it is time to act.

or religion and can e n j o y the s a m e

t a k e n a w a y f r o m i n d i v i d u a l s and

A m a n d a Schneider ('99)

f r e e d o m to live y o u r l i f e as the

m i n o r i t y groups. Il is o u r responsi-

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of. 1 a m sure you will c o n t i n u e to

sistant and a starting shortstop on

ignore this fact and pretend that the

I have just finished r e a d i n g the

the b a s e b a l l t e a m , b u t c a r e f u l l y

Fraternal Society d o e s n ' t exist but

article on the front p a g e of the Anchor tilled: " B o a r d selects Bultman

omitted the fact that he w a s a m e m -

w h e n it is all said and done, this

ber of the f e w and c h o s e n . D o n ' t you think it is a little m o r e

organization produces the leaders of

as J a c o b s o n s u c c e s s o r . " I e n j o y e d reading this article and felt that it Tlu \ni hot i.\ n pnuhu l nfslmlciil cffnri oml isjniulal llw CoHeRC Sliulciil Cunxtrss Apfiofiimioiis Coinniiiicc lu'llcis in the alitor aif cnconniycil. llion^h due lo .*/»«»(«' Iiniiliiliom ihc AmliJir rvscucs ///<• ri^hi to alii The opinions tuhlnssal in I he aliloridl tire solely ihose of ihe eililor-in-chiel Stories from the Hope College New s Service tire ti I'liuhitl of the Pnhlu Relations Office. One-yeur siihsciiplions to the Anchor tire tiuiiliihle lor S l < Hi reserve the rijiht to ticcept or reject any tiilvertisinn

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college career

the fact that he w a s a Resident A s -

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S u p p o r t a f f i r m a t i v e action policies

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staff photographers April Greer • Chandler

ing t h e m based o n their skin color

s e x u a l j o k e s . S t o p being p a s s i v e .

Zuidema

Arnold

hear support and c o n c e r n that never

wanted for anything in o u r lives. We h a v e no idea what it is like to be

Michael

Carrie

in order to be part of the solution

m a n i f e s t s ? W h a t if y o u r g r e a t e s t

editor-in-chief

spotlight editors

against them. N o n - d i s c r i m i n a t o r y

gave a clear, concise s u m m a r y about o u r f u t u r e President. H o w -

than c o i n c i d e n c e that he along with virtually every other past president is a m e m b e r of the Fraternal Soci-

ever, you o v e r l o o k e d one m a j o r aspect of his c o l l e g e career. J a m e s

ety? It disgusts m e that this w a s not

Bultman was a Frater. You chose to list everything about his c o l l e g e i n v o l v e m e n t , including

m e n t i o n e d in your article b e c a u s e during your research. I am sure it w a s s o m e t h i n g you b e c a m e a w a r e

Hope College. T h e past and n o w the future looks e x t r e m e l y bright for this c o l l e g e and one of the main reasons is bec a u s e of the Fraternal Society.

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Professor gives t h i r t y - t w o years o f s e r v i c e filling for Rilsema. " B e i n g a b l e lo w o r k and play with o u t s t a n d i n g m u s i c i a n s has

K/VTE FOLKERX intermission editor

Robcri R i l s c m a slcppcd up lo ihc p o d i u m l o c o n d u c i ihc Hope C o l l e g e S y m p h o n e l l e . He reached for his b a t o n , only lo find il turned inlo a shishkahoh by s o m e p r a n k s l e r s under his direction. For R i l s e m a it w a s j u s t one o f the m a n y p r a n k s h e ' s endured over the c o u r s e of his 32 years as a m e m b e r of the Hope College music department. " T h e y were a l w a y s taken in g o o d f u n , " said R i l s e m a

been w o n d e r f u l . " he said. T h e y have also been supportive of his professional pursuits outside the college. Rilsema has been the c o n d u c t o r of the K a l a m a z o o Youth Orchestra for 2 0 y e a r s and p e r f o r m s in the Early Music Ensemble. After

partment chair for m a n y years and has b e e n k n o w n as the c o n d u c t o r ol ihe o r c h e s t r a and s y m p h o n e l l e . His specialty is

retirement, he plans to keep up both these c o m m i t m e n t s . " I ' m going lo keep p l a y i n g

in the cello, but his l e a c h i n g assignhients have been varied. • T v e taught just about e v e r y t h i n g , " he said. "I c o u l d n ' t

and c o n d u c t i n g , " R i l s e m a said. " I t ' s what I love lo d o best. I

begin to e s t i m a t e t h e n u m b e r o f s t u d e n t s I ' v e h a d . I ' m n o w

look forward to doing il because

e v e n starting to see second g e n e r a t i o n students; children of

I w a n t lo. not b e c a u s e I h a v e

oihcr sludenls I ' v e h a d . " O v e r the years the college has g r o w n and c h a n g e d . Rilsema

lo." He and his w i f e also hope lo do s o m e travel-

In the fall of 1967 R i l s e m a began his tenure,rtew a s de-

has seen positive things h a p p e n -

ling. T h e y have a

ing in the m u s i c d e p a r t m e n t .

daughter

" I t ' s b e e n a thrill lo see the de-

who

partment grow," he said. " T h a t ' s

l i v e s in E n g l a n d

been the most r e w a r d i n g thing for

and will p r o b a b l y

me." H e ' s also seen g r o w t h in the

spend some time there. A l t h o u g h

c o l l e g e as a w h o l e . " W h e n I first c a m e , I k n e w all t h e f a c u l t y in all t h e d e p a r t -

P h o t o c o u r t e s y of the H o p e C o l l e g e C o l l e c t i o n of t h e Joint A r c h i v e s of H o l l a n d

J A M S E S S I O N : Robert Ritsema practices during the earlier days of his career at Hope College. after teaching in the music department for thirty-two

R i l s e m a said he w o n ' t miss things like m e e t i n g s and filling out f o r m s , there are

m e n t s , " Rilsema said. " N o w there are faculty in o t h e r d e p a r t m e n t s who I rarely see and s o m e I haven't even met." Rilsema c o u n t s his lours with

a s p e c t s of leaching he will leave behind with

c l o s e lo the c o l l e g e . " T h e c o n n e c t i o n with H o p e w o n ' t go a w a y e v e n though I

some remorse. " I ' l l miss the interaction with Ihe s t u d e n t s , "

a m l e a v i n g , " he said. A c c o r d i n g to R i t s e m a , ihe s y m p h o n e l l e and orchestra are

he said. " I ' l l also m i s s c o n d u c t i n g . T h e r e ' s no

in great shape as he f i n i s h e s his last semester. " I ' m leaving a strong p r o g r a m . It's the best since I ' v e been

greater thrill than standing up in front and di-

the s y m p h o n e l l e , both h e r e and abroad a m o n g his m o s t e n j o y a b l e

with fellow musicians He will retire this spring years.

recting at the end of Vespers." R i t s e m a ' s r e t i r e m e n t i n v o l v e s s o m e ironic

h e r e , " said R i l s e m a . " T h e n e w director will be a b l e lo lake il l o the next l e v e l . " For R i l s e m a , H o p e has not only b e e n a j o b . but his h o m e .

experiences. "I figured thai I ' v e spent almost t w o years on buses with the s y m p h o n e l l e , " he said. " T h e y ' v e

n e i g h b o r of m a n y years, J a m e s B u l t m a n , prepares to lake

" H o p e has b e e n m y life," he said. " T h e r e is s o m e t h i n g

been w o n d e r f u l e x p e r i e n c e s . " T h e relationships with his c o l l e a g u e s h a v e also b e e n ful-

the h e l m of H o p e C o l l e g e a s president. Even though he will no l o n s e r be involved in an official capacity, he p l a n s to slay

u n i q u e about ibis s c h o o l . I w o u l d n ' t h a v e stayed if I d i d n ' t feel that. T h e r e ' s no other place I would h a v e w a n t e d lo be."

liming. As he is leaving, his close friend and

InSync takes stage MAT T COOK staff r e p o r t e r

Kirsten

Singer

('98).

Tilled

" R h y t h m , Pattern and S o u n d . " il w a s a finalist for ihe Michigan

I n n o v a t i o n in c o n t e m p o r a r y

Dance Council's choreography

dance is a c o n t i n u o u s p r o c e s s , and

award. T h e final piece in the p r o g r a m is

on Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday Jan. 30. at the K n i c k e r b o c k e r T h e a t r e , the results o f that p r o c e s s will be displayed by Ihe InSync Dance Thc-

a tribute lo the legendary B r o a d w a y c h o r e o g r a p h e r B o b Fosse. T h e m u sic is f r o m F o s s e musicals, but the

alre. T h e InSync D a n c e T h e a t r e is a

choreography

professional jazz and tap dance c o m p a n y . Il is affiliated with H o p e

his w o r k . S e l e c t i o n s included are;

C o l l e g e through its d a n c e d e p a r t -

a cabaret m e d l e y f r o m Liza With a Z; and the finale "All That J a z z . "

ment. which has contributed several c u r r e n t - s t u d e n t s and a l u m n i lo the c o m p a n y . An a s s o r t m e n t of o t h e r p r o f e s s i o n a l d a n c e r s fill o u t the

is

done

7/9:30/12 p.m. • SAC Movltf • Pratlcal Magic" • 5:00 p.m. • InSync Dance

• 7/9:30/12 p.m. • SAC Mov\e • T r a t l c a l Ma^ic" • 6>:00 p.m. • InSync Dance

Theatre • Knickerbocker Theatre Theatre • Kjilckcrbockcr Theatre • Kate Fokert'e 22nd birthday Joint Archives exhibit • "Seare F Riepema: An Ecumenical Immigrant'" • through March

by

M c l l h a r g e y and Filips in reaction lo " S t e a m H e a t " from Pajama

Ganie\

C o s t is $ 6 for adults and $4 for s l u d e n l s and s e n i o r citizens. Both p e r f o r m a n c e s begin at 8 p.m.

, • 3 p.m. • SAC Movie • Praticai Magic"

• J u s t two more days until t h e Paint a

next issue of the Anchor

company. T h i s is the first I n S y n c concert of the year, but they h a v e been seen p e r f o r m i n g in d i f f e r e n t v e n u e s recently. A c o m m e r c i a l for ihe Grand Rapids auto show featured them

PRAYERS f

swing dancing, they opened for " B r i n g in Da N o i s e . Bring in Da

FRIDAYS A T F O U R

F u n k " at D c v o s Hall, and g a v e a full

4-4:30 p.m. Semelink Hall

concert on N e w Y e a r ' s E v e . All the w o r k s to be p e r f o r m e d in Friday and S a t u r d a y ' s c o n c e r t s are original pieces. T h e t w o directors, Terri Filips and D a w n M c l l h a r g e y -

Western Theological Seminary

Wigert. c o l l a b o r a t e a n d w o r k with others on developing n e w pieces for

Join us e v e r y F r i d a y

the c o m p a n y . Using traditional Irish m u s i c , the

for a quiet m e d i t a t i v e time

g r o u p will p e r f o r m a piece c h o r e o g r a p h e d by Don S m i t h of G r a n d

At the Health Clinic... W e l c o i v i e

e.ack!

S - t u d e r v t s like -talk a&ou-t -tKeir e * p e n e r \ c e s a-t -tKe -HeaKK Clirvic las-t s e M e s - t e r "Good, fas-t professional assessA o e n t a n d Good professional -trea-tfinen-t I was satisfied1' Trierdly service and an interest in rvie fooy physical needs and Aoe a s a person).'

of r e f l e c t i o n a n d S c r i p t u r e w i t h m u s i c f r o m T a i z e and lona

"Almost no waiting. KncWed^e dS>le s t a f f , very friendly"

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-12p.m.. 1-4:30 p.m. A p p o i n t m e n t Required x7585

R a p i d s . S m i t h h a s p e r f o r m e d all over the w o r l d . I n S y n c will a l s o p e r f o r m an a cappella tap piece by Filips. Sandra F e d e r i c o . P h i l i p L e e t e ( 00) and

H o p e C h u r c h (RCA) Third Reformed Church

St. Francis de Sales C a t h o l i c Western Theological Seminary

By p o p u l a r d e m a n d , A l l e r g y C l i n i c h a s b e e n r e t u r n e d t o T u e s d a y a.irL All ^c v^cs S TKICTI Y CONHinKNTAI


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S q u i r r e l l y C o l l e c t o r : Hello! It w a s so w o n d e r f u l lo talk to you today. I am glad that IM is a great w a y to talk. Even though I d o n ' t have m u c h lime, it sure is nice to talk. Say Hi lo W h i t e y and Wrigley for me.

D R L : The c o u n t d o w n lo Vienna begins. K e e p p i c k i n g up pennies.

Shot t h r o u g h the heart and y o u ' r e lo b l a m e . You give love a bad name.

C o m p l e x Q u e e n : W a l c h o u l for trucks and layers. We will t r i u m p h wiUi our c o m b a t boots and P a r . A J : We'll do coffee soon. R e m e m ber I ' m y o u r first favorite, second favorite r o o m m a t e . M : T h e c o m p l e x e s vs. s i m p l e pleasure tally is c l o s e . D o n ' t lip t h e scales in the w r o n g d i r e c t i o n or I will h a v e lo start a girlcot. M o n d a y night fun night... A , S a , St, & V: Hey, p o k e the Jelly. L a d i e s of B 2 : Not m u c h l o say this week, b e c a u s e we are n e v e r h o m e . 1 jusi w a n t e d to say hi! H e y R e a d e r s : If y o u e n j o y the finest s a r c a s m a r o u n d , c o m e read the A n c h o r q u o t e board and see w h o is in the lead.

MAJORS f r o m

T h i r d b u n k m a t e : W h a t the h e c k ? D o n ' t you hear the snoring? I guess we w o n ' l h a v e to worry about that m u c h longer. I think we w e r e set up for an a r m w r e s t l i n g c o n t e s t . L i v e in fear. O r a n n o y a n c e . - P i l l o w

D a n n y . G l o v e r , and Joe Clark. With the topics c h a n g i n g e a c h year, many issues have been a d d r e s s e d , such as m u l t i c u l t u r a l i s m , a c c e p tance of others, and this y e a r ' s env i r o n m e n t a l topic. " W e organize the S p e a k e r Series e a c h year to bring s o m e o n e for stud e n t s and faculty to listen to," Brax

" W e f o c u s e d on finding a speaker w h o all the students could relate or

Hudson R i v e r k e e p e r , a g r o u p trying lo clean up the H u d s o n River,

identify with no matter w h a t their m a j o r or b a c k g r o u n d is," she said. " A speaker w h o is also a role m o d e l

and is s e n i o r attorney for the Natural R e s o u r c e s D e f e n s e Council.

and w h o can inspire and m o t i v a t e

B e f o r e receiving his m a s t e r ' s deg r e e in e n v i r o n m e n t a l l a w f r o m

people." K e n n e d y believes in p r e s e r v i n g

P a c e University, K e n n e d y g r a d u ated f r o m H a r v a r d University.

n a t u r e , w h i c h is r e f l e c t e d in h i s speech "Our Environmental Des-

He also attended law school at the U n i v e r s i t y o f Virginia. "I think h e ' l l be interesting, be-

as m u c h of the c a m p u s as we c a n . " M a r o l l h o p e s that K e n n e d y ' s

tiny." Kennedy, w h o has spoken nationw i d e on this topic, is c u r r e n t l y the

speech will b e e n j o y e d by all.

c h i e f prosecuting attorney for the

DISCUSSION f r o m

I

to begin to d e t e r m i n e w h y race is a

the P B S links will not allow t h e m to, although Poythress stressed they

said. " W e still h a v e not fully dealt

will c o n t i n u e lo try lo s m o o t h oul

guarded. I welcome conversation on this topic, b e c a u s e it d o e s not

said. "We are trying to incorporate

c a u s e of his family b a c k g r o u n d , " M a r o l l said. " H e ' l l speak about our generation."

case. A u r o r a : You rock my world. I think 1 losi my lab c o l l e c t i o n . I g u e s s y o u ' l l h a v e lo punish m e . T h a n k s for a l w a y s pulling a s m i l e on my f a c e and listening to me. 211!? You n e v e r c e a s e to a m a z e m e . - N a n o o k . A n c h o r s t a f f : Definitely the best issue of the year. G r e a t j o b by e a c h and e v e r y one of you. T h i s i.s a paper you can be proud of. N o m a t t e r w h a t a n y o n e else thinks. K n o w that you are the best.-Biggest of Eds. P B & J for Jared!

difficult issue lo address. "I h o p e students will c o n s i d e r if s i m i l a r t h i n g s are h a p p e n i n g on H o p e ' s c a m p u s , " Poythress said. " M a n y p e o p l e can talk a b o u t a lot

this d i l e m m a . P o y t h r e s s feels this should p r o v e to be a valid e x p e r i e n c e for all in-

with the issue of race and remain

make

uncomfortable

o f things but race is not one of them. It is an u n c o m f o r t a b l e i s s u e for

volved. "I find it sad, yet interesting, that

many people." While Hope had originally p l a n n e d to b r o a d c a s t a d d i t i o n a l

we are e n t e r i n g a n e w m i l l e n n i u m

but

and o n e of the m o s t controversial topics f r o m the p r e v i o u s c e n t u r i e s

a l o n g Wi-Hi y o i r f a v o r -

s h o w s in the series, a p r o b l e m with

c o n t i n u e s lo be u n r e s o l v e d , " he

t i a n and Henow i o ' s

Do y o i l i k e t o s i n g

l i e s o ' s , Sft/ing, c h r i s -

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R a p i d s area is 1985 g r a d u a t e Lori

w h e n I s p e n d an hour in the class-

W h i l e in C h i n a , Govyman taught

Siegal C o o k . C o o k , a c o m m u n i c a t i o n arts m a -

r o o m and just read to the kids and

E n g l i s h as a S e c o n d L a n g u a g e lo

find oul w h a t ' s up with t h e m , " C o o k

c o l l e g e students.

H o p e c r e a t e d an e n v i r o n m e n t

commented. C o o k r e t u r n e d to H o p e ' s c a m p u s

w h e r e s h e w a s " f r e e to c r e a t e w h a t

in 1996 w h e n she w a s a s p e a k e r at

j she | n e e d e d " and c r e a t e d her o w n major. In C o o k ' s case, her m a j o r

the Critical Issues S y m p o s i u m . " T h e c a m p u s has g r o w n , " said

was a c o m b i n a t i o n of c o m m u n i c a -

C o o k . " B u t it has the s a m e spirit."

tions and theater. D u r i n g her time at H o p e . C o o k participated in the H o p e S u m m e r

O t h e r H o p e graduates have found that the path of their lives took them

jor, took a d v a n t a g e of the fact that

R e p e r t o r y T h e a t e r and the N y k e r k C u p C o m p e t i t i o n , as well a s a study and the U n i v e r s i t y of L o n d o n . In 1990, h o w e v e r . W X M I . the

God called her and her h u s b a n d

local F O X station w a s l o o k i n g for

R e f o r m e d C h u r c h of A m e r i c a , lo C h i n a in A u g u s t of 1995. w h e r e

a d i r e c t o r of c h i l d r e n ' s p r o g r a m q u a l i t y local c h i l d r e n ' s p r o g r a m ming." r e c o u n t e d C o o k .

an a d v e n t u r e . We w e r e at a g o o d

m i n g . " T h e r e w a s a real need for

m a n y West M i c h i g a n c h i l d r e n as

point in o u r lives to d o this," rec o u n t e d G o w m a n . " | J e f f | had just

the TV personality " M i r a n d a . " C o o k also m a n a g e s the F O X K i d s '

dren or a house. We needed a

S h e has since b e c o m e familiar to

Club. " T h e b e s t [ p a r t o f m y j o b | is

" L i v i n g in C h i n a w a s m o r e

G o w m a n s felt a calling lo return lo

have wealth, s o life is g o o d . T h a t

Asia. So in A u g u s t of last year, they j o u r n e y e d lo Taiwan for a t w o y e a r

makes witnessing much more diff i c u l t , " G o w m a n c o m m e n t e d . "It

c o m m i t m e n t . There, they teach E S L

has been highly r e w a r d i n g for m e ! "

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they slated for a year. " ( W e | w e n t t o C h i n a mainly for

Listen t o w t h s z w

Christian p r e s e n c e in the country. difficult...but the people [ i n T a i w a n ]

B u s i n e s s A d m i n i s t r a t i o n and A c c o u n t i n g d o u b l e m a j o r , found that

to high school s t u d e n t s a n d are a

Upon returning to the U.S., the

d o w n a d i f f e r e n t road. Kristen D e W i t t (*89) G o w m a n , a

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Spotlight

M a j o r Differences in t h e Liberal A r t s STILL SMILIN* Carrie

Arnold

JULIE GREEN spotlight editor

D e c i d i n g on a m a j o r is d i f f i c u l t for m o s t s t u d e n t s , but r e a l i z i n g h o w f e w p e o p l e w o r k at a j o b that

L i f e 101

T h e y lied lo me. All of ihem.

m o v e d o n . as had I. A n d I had

Noi maliciously, m i n d you.

to start over again. By m y s e l f . So, withbut any help. 1

Bui w h a t ihcy said w a s n ' t cnlircly accurate. W h e n j u s l

the long r u n ? ' " For e x a m p l e , P h i l o s o p h y m a j o r s

jor. Travis G r a h a m ( ' 0 0 ) experienced

usually d o n ' t end up in a philosophy field. " M o s t go into the business world," said Andrew

a s i m i l a r situation. "I really liked sports and medi-

Dell'Olio. Philosophy professor. " A n d s o m e go lo p r o f e s s i o n a l

is directly related lo their m a j o r can be reassuring. "I talk lo a lot of students w h o a r e n ' t sure about their c a r e e r di-

s c h o o l s in m e d i c i n e or law."

rection," said A m y G o e s , a C a r e e r C o u n s e l o r for C a r e e r Services.

courage most philosophy majors. " T h e y d o it b e c a u s e they like it.

H a v i n g no specific c a r e e r to enter into a f t e r c o l l e g e d o e s n ' i dis-

c i n e , " G r a h a m said, w h o started with a d o u b l e m a j o r in sports medicine and biology. " W c had t o work in a clinic a lot of h o u r s outside of c l a s s [for a s p o r t s m e d i c i n e m a j o r ) . I d i d n ' i like it." G r a h a m d e c i d e d to d r o p his

about every living relative and friend g a v e m e a d v i c e aboul

s o m e h o w i d e n t i f y i n g the p e o p l e I w a n t e d to be a r o u n d

" T h e r e are m a n y c a r e e r o p p o r -

It helps them to think clearly about

sports m e d i c i n e major, and m a j o r in biology only. G r a h a m believes he

tunities thai don't require a s p e c i f i c

out of the m a s s e s of other

w a n t s lo g o into p h a r m a c y . W h e n c h a n g i n g m a j o r s to suil a

being a f r e s h m a n in c o l l e g e as I left for H o p e lasl A u g u s t , I found

m a j o r , " G o e s said. S o m e e m p l o y e r s are l o o k i n g

q u e s t i o n s , " D e l l ' O l i o said. T h e r e are m a n y reasons s t u d e n t s d e c i d e to or nol t o c h a n g e m a j o r s . " T h e y m a y nol h a v e e x p l o r e d

career. G o e s said it's important to

c a r e e r s options, or h a v e gotten s o

b e g a n to forge n e w friendships,

that c o l l e g e w a s quite d i f f e r e n t

c o n f u s e d f r e s h m a n at orientation. I learned h o w to m e e t

than they had predicted. " W o r k hard, but not t o o h a r d . "

p e o p l e that w e e k e n d . A s the year p r o g r e s s e d , of

they advised. " A n d d o n ' t stay up

course, I m e t s o m a n y great

loo late." _ Yeah, right. T h e b r o c h u r e s start this

people. Within just one w e e k , I had b e c o m e fast f r i e n d s with a select g r o u p o f p e o p l e with w h o m , I have no d o u b t , I will

general deception about c o l l e g e

r e m a i n f r i e n d s for the rest of my life.. I learned with these

ife. T h e p h o t o s a l w a y s display c h e e r f u l students silting o u t s i d e o n a sunny day d i s c u s s i n g the m e a n i n g of life u n d e r a large oak

f r i e n d s that m a i n t a i n i n g o u r

tree. T h e s e s t u d e n t s are w e a r i n g neatly ironed k h a k i s and p o l o

r e w a r d s are infinite. S o m e of my most treasured m e m o r i e s

s h i n s that h a v e just been r e m o v e d f r o m their neatly

are in those q u i c k m o m e n t s w h e r e we all laugh over the

cleaned r o o m s . Then, of c o u r s e , they m e n t i o n

s a m e j o k e or a f t e r a g a m e ol full contact basketball.

bond l a k e s e f f o r t , but that it's

I also began to question w h a t

the t r e m e n d o u s a c a d e m i c urograms of the c o l l e g e , h o w just aboul e v e r y o n e g r a d u a t e s in four years ( I ' m b e g i n n i n g t o think that this is the greatest d e c e p t i o n of t h e m all), and h o w h a p p y e v e r y o n e is with the food service

a b o u l a certain subject, said G o e s . " T h a i ' s the beauty of a Liberal

far into their program that they want lo finish. Or. they m a y be really

ation. " I s it a career that they can enter with t h e i r [ c u r r e n t | b a c k g r o u n d ?

Arts d e g r e e - i t ' s a j u m p i n g off

p a s s i o n a t e about a s u b j e c t , but w h e n interning they find a n o t h e r

E v e r y o n e ' s situation is so different. A d i v e r s e b a c k g r o u n d can m a k e

p o i n t , " G o e s said. T h e r e are t w o w a y s in w h i c h people c h o o s e a major, s o m e de-

A n o t h e r reason s t u d e n t s c h a n g e

cide on a career, and later c h o o s e

m a j o r s is that they d o n ' t find in the

a m a j o r d e p e n d i n g on w h a t they w a n t to be, others, c h o o s e a m a j o r

c l a s s r o o m what they e x p e c t . Paul K e r n s t o c k ( ' 0 0 ) s w i t c h e d

s c i e n c e s is thai ii can prepare you

first, then a career.

f r o m a c h e m i s t r y to a b u s i n e s s m a -

" M y p h i l o s o p h y of h o w lo approach planning in general is lo get

jor. "I w a s n ' t interested in c h e m i s t r y

tin said. M o s t students c h a n g e majors i w o

involved in w h a t really gets you

a n y m o r e , " Kernstock said, after taking chemistry. "I h a v e s o m e ex-

excited about learning," said D a l e A u s t i n , C a r e e r C o u n s e l o r . "Say, ' T h e s e are my interests, what

p e r i e n c e in Ihe b u s i n e s s f i e l d . " K e r n s t o c k d i d n ' t h a v e a c a r e e r in

m i g h t I be able lo d o [with t h e m ]

m i n d when he d e c i d e d on this ma-

T h e i r g o a l : t o b e t h e f i r e t t o s c o o c h his w a y t o t h e s u m m i t of

around. unified by f i c r c c competitiveness, a daredevil

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what you want y o u r life to be

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o f f a p a p e r until the lasl m i n u t e w a s n ' t necessarily the best idea. G r a s p i n g material in c l a s s

a f t e r procrastinating o n s t u d y i n g for a math e x a m , and h a v i n g to h o o f it to Pull. T h i s " c l a s s " w a s the m o s t

n o w presented m e with an

important on my s c h e d u l e , yet it

r e e v a l u a t i n g m y o p i n i o n on a

never a p p e a r e d a n y w h e r e on it. I

variety of s u b j e c t s .

d i d n ' t get any credits for it, and

I w a s f o r c e d to go b e y o n d the b o u n d s o f the person I w a s

actual effort. I found m y s e l f

the p r o f e s s o r s d i d n ' t have any o f f i c e h o u r s . It w a s called Life

The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship

today. T h a t ' s the education h a v e o b t a i n e d so far at col lege

10!. and e v e r y o n e I k n e w had

A n d this e d u c a t i o n c o n t i n u e s

and a student. Orientation w e e k e n d began '

t h r o u g h o u t o u r entire lives. Wc c h a n g e in s o m e w a y e v e r y day of o u r lives. F m still f i g u r i n g out w h o I a m . I'll be p o n d e r i n g that q u e s t i o n until the day I die.

Word of The Week: hypocorism

George M. M a r s d e n M c A n a n e y Professor of History U n i v e r s i t y of N o t r e D a m e

Thursday 11:00-12:00 J a n u a r y 28, 1999 V a n d e r W e r f 102

Definition courtesy Rdndom House Webster's College Diaionary

S e n i o r Night The Hope College Flying Dutchmen vs. The Albion Britons • Sit with other Seniors in a "Seniors Only" section •Win prizes •Cheer the Dutchmen to victory

(high-poc-uh-riz-um)

(n).: a nickname: The use of a nickname

Seniors! Cheer on the Flying Dutchmen ot

and g r o w into the person I am

enrolled in it a s both a p r o f e s s o r

my n e t w o r k of f r i e n d s had

g r a m , s uch as teaching, more than 9 0 percent g o into that field.

A s in y e a r s p o s t , c o n t e s t a n t s c o m e f r o m m i t e s

you w a n t your f r i e n d s t o be, and

about e v e r y o n e , to a place w h e r e I k n e w no one. All of a s u d d e n ,

s c h o o l . Austin said. For those w h o d o c o n c e n l r a t e in a s p e c i f i c pro-

Hope coLLeGe uphill sled racgi

that had gained an u n e x p e c t e d

this education for m e . I had c o m e from a school w h e r e I k n e w just

to three t i m e s , and, on average. 27 lo 28 p e r c e n t g o o n t o g r a d u a t e

b e c o m e ? W h a t was truly important to m e ? T h e things

t i m e , I also found new things

wilh m y n e w friends, the time I almost had to pull an all-nighter

for a b r o a d array of o p t i o n s , " Aus-

g o i n g to suit the person I had

greatest learning e x p e r i e n c e of your life. I ' m nol talking the

like. T h i s e d u c a t i o n 1 r e c e i v e d in those odd m o m e n t s h a n g i n g out

e m p l o y e r , " G o e s said. " T h e beauty of a Liberal Arts in

H e y D u d e s ! I t s t h a t t i m e of y e a r a g a i n . S a y g o o d b y e t o t h o s e w i n t e r " b l a h s ^ a n ^ q^l f i r e d u p b e c a u s e i t ' s c o m i i r a t y o u a t full s p e e d . T h a t s r i g h t , i t s t h e G R E A T

m e n t i o n is that c o l l e g e can be the

year for. But a b o u t w h a t you learn about w h o you are. w h o

you that m u c h more valuable to an

direction," G o e s said.

d i d n ' t any m o r e . A t the s a m e

e d u c a t i o n that you pay $ 2 0 , 0 0 0 a

take m a n y f a c t o r s into c o n s i d e r -

I w a n t e d out o f life. Was the life I had imagined for m y s e l f

that had s e e m e d so important to m e in high school suddenly

and life in general. W h a t e v e r y o n e f a i l s to

m o r e for skills that are learned in college, nol a person w h o k n o w s

The 1939 Pew Faith and Learning Lecture

Q u o t e of t h e W e e k : "Accept t h a t some days you are t h e pigeon and some days you are t h e statue." -- Roger C. Anderson

Wednesday, February 3 Holland Civic Center 7 : 3 0 p.m. presented by

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T h e changing face of varsity athletics at H o p e A N D R E W KLECZEK staff r e p o r t e r

During ihc laic i 9 6 0 , s , it w a s nol unusual for Kollen Hall residents to

fairly c o m p e t i t i v e . H o p e wrestler

" P e o p l e understood it w a s time

M i k e Sutton a d v a n c e d to N a t i o n -

t o nol h a v e it a n y m o r e , " f o r m e r wrestling coach, and current Chair-

als o n e y e a r . O t h e r o u t s t a n d i n g wrestlers: Blaine N e w h o u s e , w h o is

be d i s t u r b e d by a w r e s t l i n g t e a m

now a local minister, Rick V a n d e r l i n d ( t w o - t i m e all c o n f e r -

running through the halls and up the stairs for c o n d i t i o n i n g . In 1991. the

e n c e ) , Karl N a d o l s k y . w h o later b e c a m e a local w r e s t l i n g c o a c h .

only h o c k e y t e a m at H o p e w o r e skirts and played their g a m e s on the

Rick H e i n e and Keith DeVries.

grass of the baseball outfield. Hope has e v e n c a p t u r e d a M i c h i -

Keith D e V r i e s w a s a j u n i o r during the last y e a r of H o p e wrestling.

man of the Kinesiology Department G e o r g e K r a f t said. H o p e w a s one of the last M I A A schools to d r o p wrestling a s a sport. " T h e last year we had wrestling we had t w o l e a g u e t e a m s , " Kraft said. In the last years. Olivet, the only

gan I n t e r c o l l e g i a t e A t h l e t i c A s s o -

At that time, if a player earned three varsity letters they would be given

M I A A school that still has wrestling, d o m i n a t e d the league. H o p e

ciation c r o w n in w o m e n ' s archery. H o p e c o m p e t e d in m e n ' s wres-

an H - C I u b blanket for their e f f o r t s . S i n c e his sport w a s cut before he

was one of the last private liberal arts s c h o o l in M i c h i g a n to o f f e r

tling from 1967 until 1984. D e s p i t e

could earn his third letter, D e V r i e s

pionship, H o p e did m a n a g e t o send

wrestling. T h e decision t o d r o p it petitioned the H - C I u b until they fi- had nothing to d o with Title IX acnally g a v e in and a w a r d e d him his c o r d i n g t o Kraft. For the M I A A to

a wrestler to N a t i o n a l s , and wrestlers o n c e c o m p e t e d against a future

b l a n k e t . He got the b l a n k e t t w o years after the last season of wres-

Olympian.

tling at H o p e .

having n e v e r won the M I A A c h a m -

T h r o u g h o u t their e x i s t e n c e , the Hope C o l l e g e wrestling t e a m w a s

h a v e a s p o r t , at least f o u r t e a m s within the league m u s t s p o n s o r it. T h e fall at H o p e C o l l e g e w a s

D u r i n g their final season H o p e went 8-8.

o n c e a time for w o m e n ' s field hockey.

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F A L L BALL.: Field hockey was once a fall sport for women until their run came to an end in the fall of 1991.

of the Milestone

B U L L S - E Y E : At one time Hope had an Archery that competed as a women ys sport in the MIAA.

petitive and spirited sport at H o p e

e n o u g h , they c o u l d be selected t o play in a National All Star g a m e .

team

" F i e l d h o c k e y w a s d y i n g in A m e r i c a , " Woltcrs said.

B e i n g selected to play in the na-

T h e sport did h a v e s o m e quali-

c o a c h Karla Woltcrs.

tional all star g a m e carried a b o u t as

" N o more eager, enthusiastic players in any sport, than in field

m u c h weight as being selected an A l l - A m e r i c a n in a n o t h e r sport.

ties nol found in all w o m e n ' s sports, a c c o r d i n g l o Woltcrs.

hockey," said Woltcrs. Coach

O n e year, a c c o r d i n g to Woltcrs,

w o m e n could be aggressive, a place

W o l t c r s ran the t e a m f r o m 1988 until their e n d in 1991.

the H o p e g o a l i e w a s selected to go to the national g a m e . T h e national

w h e r e they c o u l d gel out their frustrations," Woltcrs said

The team was "very competitive," according to Woltcrs. Two out

g a m e w a s being played at R u t g e r s that year, and u n f o r t u n a t e l y for the

archery c o u l d be f o u n d as a varsity

of the f o u r y e a r s that W o l t c r s

goalie, it w a s on turf. H o p e had nol c o m p e t e d on turf all year, so ihey

sport at H o p e . W h i l e not being a d o m i n a n t team in the league, H o p e

s e c o n d . T h e i r big rival w a s C a l v i n . In one instance, c o a c h Woltcrs re-

took h e r d o w n t o K a l a m a z o o t o

did have their highlights.

practice on an indoor s o c c e r field

calls that the t e a m ' s leading scorer

s o the goalie could orient herself with playing on turf.

" A r c h e r y w a s a pr et t y s e r i o u s w o m e n ' s sport for a while," Kraft said.

T h e selection p r o c e s s for h o n o r s

Ironically, s o c c e r helped lead to the d o w n f a l l o f f i e l d h o c k e y at

Twice, H o p e had the individual scoring leader in the M I A A tourna-

in field h o c k e y w o r k e d a little differently from other sports. A player

Hope. That, c o m b i n e d with the lack

m e n t . In 1978, S u e A h l q u i n c a p -

of high s c h o o l s a r o u n d the nation

tured the c r o w n and in 1956, Pat W i n s t r o m won. T h e H o p e w o m e n

w a s f o r c e d to m i s s the Calvin g a m e for a Biology lab.

courtesy of the Milestone

courtesy

their s w a n s o n g in the fall of 1991, w o m e n ' s field h o c k e y w a s a c o m -

c o a c h e d , the Flying Dutch finished

r

Rhoto

F r o m the m i d - 6 0 s until

College, a c c o r d i n g to f o r m e r field h o c k e y c o a c h and current softball

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would get selected to a regional allstar team, and if they w e r e skilled

p l a y i n g field hockey, led to H o p e ' s elimination of the sport.

" I t w a s the first s p o r t w h e r e

F r o m 1952 until 1981, w o m e n ' s

w o n the a w a r d in 1952 and 1978.

Josh Boss helps t h e D u t c h m e n c o m p e t e for t i t l e KRISTIN LAMERS staff r e p o r t e r

T h e transition from high school to c o l l e g e s p o r t s can be a large a d -

letic A s s o c i a t i o n C h a m p i o n s h i p s

ally into the t e a m , h e ' s a l w a y s

nant p e r s o n . He's actually a very

in both e v e n t s . With these limes,

l o o k i n g out for the other g u y s . " As a f r e s h m a n , he is really m a k -

h u m b l e guy."

B o s s is a f a v o r i t e l o win b o t h events.

j u s t m e n t f o r m a n y p e o p l e , but

Individually, B o s s is a great asset, but he is also a great h e l p lo

Josh Boss ( ' 0 2 ) is not having much

the relay t e a m , a c c o r d i n g to leam-

trouble.

m a t e s and his c o a c h .

Boss, from Jenison is h a v i n g an

"It's assuring to have him on the

incredible season in c o m p a r i s o n to his high school ca-

relay," said Josh Lippert ( ' 0 1 ) .

Although many would agree that he has had an incredible sea-

my o w n e v e n t s , but lo win a s a

ing a quiet contribution, say other s w i m m e r s o n the t e a m a n d the

son, Josh strives lo i m p r o v e e v e n

coach.

m o r e as the M I A A C h a m p i o n s h i p

friends, almost like b r o t h e r s . " H o p e will be h o s t i n g the M I A A

approaches.

C h a m p i o n s h i p s this y e a r on Feb-

"He d o e s n ' t really stand out in p r a c t i c e , " Patnott said. " H e fits in

"I just try to d o the best I can,

very well and isn't a very d o m i -

w h e t h e r we win o r l o s e , " B o s s

team. All the g u y s arc really g o o d

ruary 11, at the Kresge Nalatorium in the D o w Center.

" I l ' s nice to k n o w

reer s e a s o n .

that he is going t o

Last y e a r he c a m e in 8th p l a c e

g o out t h e r e a n d kill the o t h e r per-

in the b r c a s l s t r o k e

s o n he is s w i m -

at t h e n a t i o n a l chain pion ships

m i n g against."

and broke several

B e c a u s e of the t e a m ' s depth and

records at Jenison

B o s s ' s limes, the

High S c h o o l . He is continuing to

doing well.

i 51' - <£i 1 c '/•• = t

individual relay is

b r e a k r e c o r d s al H o p e as pari o f the

B o s s ' s attitude is j u s t as i m p o r -

men's swimming

tant to the team as

t e a m . E a r l i e r this year. at the

his speed.

Wheaton Invitational o n J a n . 16.

s a i d . " M y g o a l f o r the M I A A c h a m p i o n s h i p is lo not only win

" H e really is a good listener." said head c o a c h John Patnott. " I t ' s a c o a c h ' s d r e a m

i

J. BOSS ('02)

Boss b r o k e the 100-meter breaststroke record by an impressive t w o seconds. With the M i c h i g a n I n t e r c o l l e giate Athletic Association C h a m pionships still several w e e k s a w a y . Boss is already m a k i n g w a v e s . To dale. Boss has b r o k e n the record for both the 100 and 2 0 0 m e t e r breastroke. Boss has also qualified for the National C o l l e e i a i e A l h -

to have a kid on the team w h o has s uch talent, but is still very e a g e r lo learn and i m p r o v e . " Lippert also said, "He s w i m s his o w n race, he d o e s n ' t let the pressure get to him or worry about the guy s w i m m i n g next to h i m . " His team m e m b e r s agree and see him for m o r e than just speed. Josh Fike ( ' 0 1 ) said. " H e ' s re-

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