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Students experience party politics

Campus Briefs Students pray and fast for humility On M o n d a y , students g a t h ered f o r prayer meetings around c a m p u s following a day of fasting. Prayer meetings were held at Hawkinson collage, D i m n e n t C h a p e l , and the I n i e m a l i o n a l House of Prayer. T h e prayer meetings were organized to promole humility, repentance, c o m m u n i t y and p r a y e r f o r the c o l l e g e a m o n g students. An email by G a v i n Deming ('04) and Philip J o h n s o n ( ' 0 3 ) stated, " A s the bo d y of Christ, w e ' r e called to c o m e t o g e t h e r to p r a y , f a s t , serve, love, and generally glorify the G o d of our salvation: Jesus."

Cost of Hope rises 5.8 percent T h e H o p e College Board of Trustees has approved a recommendation f r o m President James Bultman to increase the cost of tuition, room, and board by 5.8 p e r c e n t , to $ 2 5 , 3 4 0 p e r academic year. T h e board cited several reasons as justification f o r the hike. T h e board also approved the enrollment of 5 0 more freshman students than originally authorized to maintain an enrollment of 3,000 students. T h e increase w a s the result of the quality of the applicants and that the college enrolled 35 fewer students than planned last fall.

Jared Gall STAFF REPORTER

With email petitions circulating c a m p u s as well as the world outside Hope College, urging recipients to put their n a m e d o w n as s o m e o n e opposed to war with Iraq, political waters are getting choppy. Whatever the outcome. President George W. Bush need not fear, for on his side he has the Hope Republicans. Several Hope students attended the Michigan stale republican convention this past weekend, where they participated in electing state chairs to represent the party. "(The state chairs] are the people who run the party on a day-to-day basis," said Jack Holmes, Hope professor of political science. "Parlies gel together at the county level, at the district, stale and national levels, and they elect delegates to go to conventions." Al this convention. H o l m e s himself was elected sec-

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Cosmopolitans violate college policies Fraternity placed on withheld suspension for semester Anjey Dykhuis C A M P U S BEAT EDITOR

Phi K a p p a A l p h a , the C o s m o p o l i t a n f r a t e r n i t y , m e t w i t h the Greek Judicial Board on January 14. A f t e r allegedly violating several Risk Management policies, including underage drinking, the collection of money in the name of the fraternity to buy alcohol, and the possession of open containers of alcohol al an o f f - c a m p u s C o s m o -

politan h o u s e . T h e s e v i o l a t i o n s look place on October 2 6 , 2 0 0 2 and December 8, 2002 in the presence of active members. These members were at the gatherings and collected money f r o m attendees to purchase alcohol. After the Greek Judicial Board deliberated on the e v i d e n c e presented to them, they put the Cosmopolitan Fraternity on withheld suspension for the rest of the semester. Withheld suspension is defined in the student h a n d b o o k as " t h e m o s t s e r i o u s f o r m of d i s c i p l i n e short of suspension. This sanction means that if a student is involved

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A s many Hope College students slept in this past Saturday morning, some of their peers w p k e up early and participated in this year's Winter Happening. Winter Happening is an annual event sponsored by the alumni association. T h i s year, seminars included topics on everything f r o m intuition to m e m o r y and the history of the Dutch in Chicago to the history of w o m e n at H o p e in the

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1940s. R e n o w n e d H o p e p r o f e s s o r and author David Myers spoke on Saturday about "Intuition: Its Powers and Perils." Myers has been working at Hope for the past 36 years as a professor in social psychology. His latest book, by the same title as his presentation, explains what we know that w e do not k n o w w e know, and how that effects us, both good and bad, in our everyday life. "Unattended information can have subtle affects (in our lives)," Myers said. A c c o r d i n g to Myers, p e o p l e broadcast emotional cues all the

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Beginning next year, the fraternity will be on a probationary status for one year. If the Cosmopolitans violate any more c a m p u s policies during the period of their withheld suspension, they will go again to the Greek Judicial Board and at that point the Judicial Board will e i t h e r i n c r e a s e the time of their withheld suspension or suspend them. "I try to honor what they h a v e voted on and only disclose what the board has. At this point, 1 am honoring the requests of I P C and Panhel in regards to the case (to not disclose any more detailed information)," Garrison said.

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in a violation of any college policy during the stated period of time, he/ she may be immediately suspended f r o m the College." Student, in this case, is replaced with student organization. T h e fraternity is currently appealing the decision. "We are taking steps to eliminate any question of our adherence to Risk M a n a g e m e n t policies at our social functions," said Billy Norden ('04), president of Phi Kappa Alpha. "We obviously don't like to see students violate policy," said A m ber Garrison, Greek Coordinator. Joel Toppen, faculty advisor for the Cosmopolitans, had no c o m m e n t .

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Dr. John Shaughnessy, longtime Hope professor of psychology, spoke to a packed Maas Auditorium crowd about his research in the field of memory.

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Foreign language, Greek, and the w o m e n ' s issues cottages have been part of the Hope College residential landscape for many years now. S o o n t h e y will h a v e c o m p a n y . Residential Life plans to add two new theme houses next fall. "We really want to look at connecting residential life with the academic side of the institution. We have the opportunity for faculty and staff to live side by side with students in the residential living situation."

T h e concept of a theme house will be similar to, but slightly different from the language and Greek cottages. "Those are organizational houses and they c o m e out of an organization. T h e y fall under different regulations," said Assistant D e a n for Housing and Residential Life Kelly Burris Wesener. The new theme houses will still c o m e under regulations including limitations on who can apply and students living in t h e m e h o u s e s will still have to abide by college rules. However, theme cottages

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Coffee bar opens with campus patrons in mind Lemonjello's takes over Till Midnight space, caters to Hope community Katie Taylor, Erin Wickens STAFF REPORTERS

T h e weather has been extremely cold, and Hope students are always looking for a way to warm up. C o f f e e has long been a popular solution and JP's, the c o f f e e shop on Eighth Street, has always been the most convenient and popular place to find it. Until now. W h e n students returned from Christmas break, they found that they no longer had to walk as far for that warm, inviting and social atmosphere of a c o f f e e shop. 'Till Midnight Bakery, on the corner of Ninth and College, had been transformed into L e m o n j e l l o ' s coffeehouse when it opened its doors on Jan. 4. The o w n e r is Matthew Scott, a 2 2 - y e a r - o l d H o p e g r a d u a t e and f o r m e r manager of 'Till Midnight. H e bought the bakery f r o m Spring Sweeny, w h o had contemplated selling the business f o r years. I had been bouncing around the idea f o r eight years, but it only took a matter of two months to actually get the place up and running," Scott said. "But I d o n ' t r e c o m m e n d that time f r a m e f o r a n y o n e . " T h e transformation f r o m bakery to c o f f e e house hangout began on Dec. 26, and was finished on Jan. 3. T h e white walls became bold statements with orange, yellow and blue paint. N e w front counters were installed and new furniture, including a big suede c o u c h for comfortable c o f f e e chats, was brought in. T h e result was a completely n e w and contemporary look, with only the shelves behind the counter surviving the renovation. I want it to be a place where people can gather," expressed Scott. Scott's d r e a m didn't actually take on the name L e m o n j e l l o ' s because he was particu-

larly fond of lemon-flavored Jell-O. In fact, as a vegan, he d o e s n ' t even eat Jell-O. " S o m e o n e j u s t g a v e m e the n i c k n a m e (Lemonjello) and it stuck," Scott explained. T h e creative look of Lemonjello's matches the names of many of its menu items. Of course, J P ' s as well as most o t h e r c o f f e e shops c o m m o n l y give their specialty house drinks unique names. At L e m o n j e l l o ' s , you can order a Peanut butter and Jelly (peanut butter and strawberry latte) or a Stress-Reliever (caramel, hazelnut and chocolate latte) f r o m the M o o d Menu. A winter drink menu offers espressos, lattes, and m o c h a s espec i a l l y m e a n t to w a r m the soul in c h i l l y weather. For non-coffee drinkers there are a variety of beverages including hot chocolate.

Someone just gave me the nickname (Lemonjello) and it stuck. -Matt Scott chai, flavored spritzers, and soda. T h e r e is even a soy menu with dairy-free drinks. Sarah Sterling ( ' 0 6 ) is a v e g a n and has worked at and visited c o f f e e shops all her life. Sterling claims she has never seen a soy menu advertised b e f o r e g o i n g to Lemonjello's. I think that it's great. I always have to ask if a place has soy and it makes me feel like a nuisance." O n e of the most asked f o r drinks is the G r e e n A r m y G u y S o d a , which is a green apple Jones soda with strawberry syrup. At the bottom of the glass is a souvenir plastic army man. C u s t o m e r s can expect to pay $ 2 to $4 f o r a drink, which doesn't differ much f r o m JP's, the Kletz, or most other restaurants. Joe Ryan ( ' 0 6 ) has visited the new shop several times since its opening. He d o e s n ' t mind the prices

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because "their c u p s are huge!' Regulars at L e m o n j e l l o ' s can get a punch card, and after buying 12 drinks, the next o n e is free. I like that you can leave your punch card on their bulletin board so it's there every time you go in," Ryan c o m m e n t e d . Special touches like these set Lemonjello's apart f r o m J P ' s (though the n e w coffeehouse only has 21 syrup flavors as opposed to J P ' s 31). An important difference between the t w o businesses is that Scott saw the need f o r a place to s h o w c a s e local musical talent as well. In fact, the L e m o n j e l l o sign reads " C o f f e e . Music. L i f e . " It w a s always Matt (Scott)'s dream to have a c o f f e e shop that doubled as a venue," said Leslie Perales, w h o helped talk Scott into beginning the process of realizing his dream. T h e first night of music took place on Jan. 10. Scott played the acoustic guitar with his band T h e Fashion Club, followed by another local band called Joust. Perales recalled, "The place was packed with people. They were should e r t o s h o u l d e r a n d c o u l d barely m o v e ; it was great." Ryan attended that night and said, "They played updated music for people our age."

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AA second1 event• w a s put *together for January 23. Tara Leigh Cobble sang live with the band Just Plain Ann. W h e t h e r or not you are interested in listening to live music or just looking for something w a r m to drink in a new atmosphere, L e m o n j e l l o ' s strives to cater to the H o p e p o p u l a t i o n . Scott is p l a n n i n g on several things to incorporate his so-close location with the students, including displaying Hope student art that he will rotate on and off the walls every couple of weeks. There are also plans to hold poetry readings. Another one of Scott's aspirations is something called "Music f o r Sitting on Floors," a singer-songwriter series that he hopes will take root in spring. Scott has also recognized y o u n g people's need f o r a c o f f e e h o u s e that is o p e n late. L e m o n j e l l o ' s is open f r o m 7:30 a.m. to midnight M o n d a y through Thursday, 7 : 3 0 p.m. to I a.m. Fridays, 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturdays, and f r o m 6 p.m. to midnight on Sundays. While J P ' s continues to remain the favorite hang-out f o r many Hope students, Ryan expressed, " M y friends and I c o u l d n ' t stay at J P ' s as long as w e wanted to sometimes b e c a u s e t h e y ' d be c l o s i n g . O u r c a m p u s needed a place with longer hours," said Ryan.

WINTER from 1 t i m e . "If in a f l a s h of a s e c o n d w e can r e a d all sorts of i n f o r m a t i o n f r o m (a f a c e ) , " M y e r s s a i d . Myers uses an example of meeting a stranger at airport, and how most people will f o r m an opinion of that stranger in under ten seconds, simply preconceived unconscious attitudes. S o m e t i m e s , that first impression that is a gut instinct is not a l w a y s right. "We often miss recall(ing).what w e thought and felt about a relationship," Myers said. According to Myers, another peril includes being afraid of something even though a person really should not be. Yet, people still fear flying. A lot of that fear, according to Myers, is due to intuition, and a sense of fearing what cannot be controlled. In c l o s i n g his p r e s e n t a t i o n M y e r s stated, " D o n ' t believe everything you

Lemonjello's owner and Hope graduate Matt Scott performed on Jan. 10.

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the past w e e k e n d w a s on w o m e n at Hope College in the 1940s. Dr Lynn Japinga, of the religion department, and 2002 Hope a l u m n u s J e n n i f e r Hill, spoke on the research they have been doing into the everyday lives of Hope w o m e n of the ' 4 0 s in a presentation titled " A Miss Amiss?: Dorm, Dress, and Dating for Hope College W o m e n in the 1940s." "It's important to preserve stories," said Japinga. "This is a way of preserving these stories for the future." World War II largely a f f e c t e d the 1940s at Hope. T h e population of students, especially male students, dropped dramatically during the war. A c c o r d i n g to Hill, most w o m e n came to Hope f o r five reasons: H o p e ' s affilation with the R e f o r m e d Christian Church of America, the college was reas o n a b l y priced, H o l l a n d w a s a nice town, Hope offered a variety of classes that w o m e n were allowed to partake in.

and there also marriageable Christian men a m o n g the student body. W o m e n were expected to marry either in college or within a year or two of graduating. Family and marriage were a large part of their lives. Most of the women gave up what they were educated to do to f o c u s full-time on raising a family. A l t h o u g h by t o d a y ' s s t a n d a r d s , .that may seem odd today, according to Hill, the w o m e n she interviewed were happy with their decision to both be a student at Hope, and to have a full-time family. " T h e y f e l l f u l f i l l e d by w h a t they chose," Hill said A n o t h e r part of Winter Happening was Gospel Fest, which also was held to b r i n g to a c l o s e the a c t i v i t i e s in m e m o r y of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Gospel Fest included performances by H o p e ' s Silent Praise and g o s p e l choirs f r o m Hope College, Grand Valley State University, and Eastern Michigan University.

THEME from 1 will still be open to more students than the present system allows. U n d e r the current system students wishing to live in a cottage must be named to the cottage by the cottage resident assistant (RA). "We want to give students an option to potentially live in a cottage without having an RA to be the person that pulls them in," Burris Wesener noted. T h e new theme cottages will be overseen by an RA, however that RA will not necessarily reside in the cottage. A s for the themes that will define the new housing option, they are u p to the applicants.

" W e ' r e willing to take a look at anything and encourage people to be creative in what they m a y put together," Burris Wesener said. Some themes ideas mentioned on the application for theme housing, which are available in the Student Development Residential Life o f f i c e s and online, include: academic, service, personal enhancement (i.e. e n v i r o n m e n t a l a w a r e n e s s ) , and or-

more houses may added in the future if the program is successful, competition is likely to be stiff this year. Applications will be reviewed by the Residential Life c o m m i t t e e and staff. Decisions are expected by February I4 ,h and will be based on the quality of the application, the theme and experiences the applicants have proposed. If all other things are equal, then credit hours will be the

ganizational themes. With just t w o houses available, not all applications will be awarded a house. While Burris Wesener holds out the possibility that

decisive factor. T h e m e houses will be awiirded for the duration of the 2 0 0 3 - 2 0 0 4 academic year. Participants w h o wish to continue their house

beyond that time period will have their program reviewed to determine if their living arrangement and program are worth preserving. Students wishing to apply must f o r m a group of 4-7 students, have individual GPAs of at least 2.5, be in good judicial standing, have at least sophomore (with two years of college housing experience, including offc a m p u s p r o g r a m s ) status, find a faculty or staff m e m b e r to serve as the group's advisor, and appoint a student liaison or R A Applications are due February 6.


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Unique Insync dancers take to stage Katie Taylor STAFF REPORTER

Hope College is home to Michigan's only p r o f e s s i o n a l t a p and j a z z c o m p a n y , t h e InSync Dance Theatre. And at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Knickerbocker Theatre will hold InSync's annual concert. This year, InSync is made up of eight Hope student dancers under the direction of Rosie Barton-DeVries, w h o teaches tap at Hope and has been the c o m p a n y ' s director f o r t w o years. She is particularly excited about what this y e a r ' s group of dancers has to offer. "We are reaching a n e w level as a c o m pany," Barton-DeVries said. InSync w a s f o u n d e d in 1995 by Terri Filips and Dawn Mcllhargey Wigert. Filips is now a professor at Niagara University, and is a guest choreographer for InSync's concert. M c l l h a r g e y Wigert is H o p e ' s j a z z teacher. T h e w o m e n started the company to provide dancers with the chance to do professional level work. At its beginning, InSync included professional dancers but was eventually replaced by H o p e students, mostly f r o m the dance department. In April of each year, auditions are held for spots in the company. T h e y are open to any s o p h o m o r e , junior, or senior whether involved in H o p e ' s dance department or not. With usually between 4 0 and 6 0 dancers w h o audition and only 8 to 12 w h o get in, competition is extremely stiff. According to Barton-DeVries, freshmen are not usually prepared f o r such an intense experience. B e s i d e s the a n n u a l p e r f o r m a n c e at the Knick, InSync p e r f o r m s about o n c e a month at various high schools in western Michigan. InSync m e m b e r s attend rehearsals in addition to their regular dance classes. Lately, the dancers h a v e been rehearsing 14 to 15 hours a week in preparation for the 2 0 0 3 perf o r m a n c e. "It is a tremendous responsibility," Barton-

A m , We Are" w a s a strong bonding experience. "We learned h o w each of us works together. C h o r e o g r a p h y is such a personal thing and to do it with others is to share so much of yourself," Brown said. Kara Wilson ( ' 0 4 ) and Katie Budris ( ' 0 4 ) are the only veterans of the group, as each are in their second year with the company. T h o u g h Budris will be dancing in t w o of the same lap pieces that she did last year, tilled "Sole P l a y " and ' T u x e d o Junction," she insisted that it was a whole new experience this time around. "Both pieces have changed and grown as a result of the people n o w performing them. 1 can't wait to dance them again," Budris said. At the c o n c l u s i o n of the show, w h i c h Barton-DeVries expects to last about an hour and a h a l f , t h e a u d i e n c e will be invited onstage to do the " S h i m Sham." This dance w a s the " M a c a r e n a " of the 1920's. BartonDeVries added that tap shoes are welcome, A/VCHOFf P H O T O C O U R T E S Y ERIK A L B E R G but not needed to participate in the fun. Dancing to the piece "Xena" are Kara Wilson ('04), Dawn Flandermeyer T h e 2 0 0 3 InSync dancers have come f r o m {'04), Jessi Yokas ('05), and Mari Stuppy ('05). many different backgrounds, but dancing is an art through which they can connect. The overall goal of the s h o w is not only to showo n e highlight of the show will be "Remote case the talent and hard work of the dancers, Control," choreographed by Filips. It stages directors, and choreographers, but also to a living r o o m war between guest dancer Peshare with people a strong message. ter Bennett and four w o m e n struggling to "It's about living," Barton-DeVries said. obtain remote control dominance. Bennett People w h o have never watched dance is o n e of Filip's students at Niagara Univerbefore are especially encouraged to check out sity. DeVries said. this special concert. According to BartonT h e c o m p a n y will also be premiering their T h e program for the show was put together DeVries, watching dance offers the opportufirst collaborative work d o n e by the dancers in pieces, beginning in the fall. T h e dances nity to ask questions about oneself, and somethemselves. It is titled "I A m , We A r e " and begin to explore some of the difficult quest i m e s a l l o w s f o r an e s c a p e . Budris also tells the story of an individual dancer movtions in life through the diverse voice of tap strongly feels that this year's program will ing through life, eventually becoming one of and jazz.

Stylistically, there's something for everyone -Rosie Barton-DeVries, Insync director

T h e jazz pieces range f r o m f u n k y to traditional, while the tap dances will be everything f r o m contemporary to something c o n sistent w i t h original t a p s t r u c t u r e of the 1940's. "Stylistically, there's something f o r every-

a larger body. That journey seems to be the true story b e h i n d I n S y n c D a n c e T h e a t r e . According to Barton-DeVries, the c o m p a n y functions very m u c h like a family. Lindsay Brown ( ' 0 5 ) is a first-year InSync dancer and agreed that c h o r e o g r a p h i n g " I

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Michael Sheppard performs Friday night in Dimnent Chapel

T h e Hope College A n c h o r Trio will p e r f o r m on at 3 p.m. on Sunday in Wichers Auditorium of N y k e r k Hall of Music through the college's Faculty Recital Series. T h e public is invited, and admission is free. Three m e m b e r s of the college's department of music formed the A n c h o r Trio in 2000. T h e current trio consists of pianist M a n s o o n Han Kim, cellist Richard Piippo and violinist Timothy Shiu. T h e trio's n a m e is taken from the Hope College's symbolic an-

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One Van C l i b u m piano competition finalist has come and gone and the second is yet to c o m e , but in t h e m e a n t i m e , m e m b e r s of t h e Hope c o m m u n i t y will h a v e an opportunity to see o n e more y o u n g pianist f r o m a little closer to home. This will occur at 8 p.m. on Friday when Michael Sheppard perf o r m s in Dimnent Chapel. Admission is free. " H e ' s probably one of the best u p c o m i n g pianists that you d o n ' t want to miss," said M a n s o o n Kim, professor of music. Kim and Sheppard both attended t h e P e a b o d y I n s t i t u t e at J o h n s H o p k i n s University, w h e r e they became friends. Charles Aschbrenner, professor of music, heard Sheppard play at a World Piano Pedagogy Conference in Philadelphia four years ago. Coincidentally, t h e first t e a c h e r K i m and S h e p p a r d had t o g e t h e r at J o h n s Hopkins, A n n Schein, gave a recital at Hope last year. Aschbrenner had e n j o y e d both S h e p p a r d ' s and Schein's performances. So when he and Kim were discussing p e r f o r m e r s f o r this year, Kim suggested Sheppard.

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appeal to all. "Anyone who isn't there will wish they had been," Budris said. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. T h e y will be avail-

chor. T h e trio has performed and given master classes at other colleges and universities since its formation.

Kalamazoo woodwinds are here T h e Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Quartet will perf o r m at Hope College on at 8 p.m. this evening in Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music. T h e public is invited, and admission is free. T h e Quintet's performance will feature music that represents some of the greatest works for a w o o d w i n d quintet, including works by Gyorgy Ligeti, Paul Hindemith, Jean Philippe Rameau, and Carl

Michael Sheppard performs at 8 p.m. on Friday. "He was more than happy to be here," K i m said. O n e thing K i m likes about Sheppard's playing is his t e c h n i q u e . H e will take out pieces that other people have done and d e v e l o p his o w n m e t h o d of playing them. "I think he is a genius," Kim said. " H e is an a m a z i n g musician and pianist." Besides the fact that he is very talented, another quality that Kim

has found admirable in Sheppard is his humility. " A n y o n e ' s playing he will find beauty in it," K i m said. " H e ' s not a cocky young musician. He was really loved by people because of that quality." Sheppard will also be teaching a class entitled " H o w to Practice" at 10:30 a.m. on the Saturday after the performance. It will be held in the Chapel and all are welcome.

Nielsen. "This will be a w o n d e r f u l recital of exciting music that w e quite frankly d o n ' t get to hear in Holland very often." said Dr. Steven Ward, assistant professor of music. "I am thrilled that the Kalamazoo S y m p h o n y Orchestra Quintet is c o m i n g to our c a m p u s . "

Pianist Sheryl lott performs Feb. 14 Pianist Sheryl lott Richardson will p e r f o r m in concert at 8 p.m. on Feb. 14 in Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music. T h e public is invited, and admission is free. lott Richardson is currently staff accompanist at Hope. She is pursuing a doctorate in piano performance at Michigan State University. S h e taught at the C o n s e r v a t o r y of Central Illinois in C h a m p a i g n - U r b a n a f r o m 1988 until 1997, and has since taught keyboard skills at both Calvin and H o p e College.


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'he temperature is dropping, class is w a y across the snowy c a m p u s and your J.Low-Rise jeans are in hibernation because y o u ' d freeze trying to look good in them. W h a t d o e s the s t y l e - c o n s c i o u s student w e a r when the winter weather wreaks havoc on your w a r d r o b e ? D o n ' t worry, your creative peers have cracked the mode code and c o m e u p with stylish solutions for looking good while bat-

Another fun option f o r the fashion-forward is to wear jeans tucked inside a pair of knee-high boots. You can start a c a m p u s trend while simultaneously avoiding snow-soaked Sevens. Your mother was right when she said that you lose most of your heat through your head. If the Eskimo-hood look is no longer doing it for you, m a y b e it's time to invest in a hat. This year's versions are cuter than ever, as stores o f f e r several options to keep your hair f r o m kinking. W h e t h e r you prefer a Coach crusher or a newsboy cap f r o m Arden B., hats can add interest to an outfit while keeping you warm. European models have been wearing their hair up under the newsboy c a p d o n e by Dolce & G a b b a n a . This trendy hat looks best with hair tied back, accentuated by dangly earrings such as extra-large hoops. "You must find the perfect hat to match y o u r c o a t , " j u n i o r Tracy G e u k e s says. Geukes can be seen around c a m p u s sporting the perfect black-knit beanie to accessorize her black wool trench f r o m

tling the daily dewpoint. You d o n ' t have to sacrifice style to keep warm, thanks to thie bevy of boiled wool and cashmere coats this season. Although a classic pea coat will always be de rigeur, every store f r o m J. C r e w to Target offers trenches and toppers in a harem of hues. T h e m o s t m o d e r n c l a s s i c is the k n e e - l e n g t h trench coat, w h o s e belted silhouette continues to be a designer favorite. British fashion house Burberry recently introduced custommade versions of its traditional trench, and everyone f r o m Versace to Klein sent models sashaying d o w n the spring 2 0 0 3 runway in crayola-colored coats. Winter-weight verZara. sions are at sale price n o w in stores such as But hat-wearers be warned: J. Crew, Express, and Benetton. Bruischat, w h o works at the Eighth bouSick of sporting the same f o o t w e a r for the tique JB and M e , said there is little you can s n o w y o u ' v e h a d s i n c e h i g h s c h o o l ? You do about the dreaded "hat hair." Bruischat n e e d n ' t sacrifice the stiletto on y o u r S t e v e advises wearing hair in an u p - d o during M a d d e n s because of the icy walkways. Shoeclass, using a simple low-maintenance repair shops can attach a rubber sole to any clip. And on the wild-hair-from-static shape boot for much less than it would cost Tracy Geueks front, casually mussing the hair with to replace the entire heel. A worthy investmodels winter wear your fingers is an effective anti-static ment, rubber soles can save money as lactic. H o w e v e r , even girls can keep well as save face and add years to the ing class, especially trendier styles hats on durshelf life of the shoe. that pass as accessories. "If the hat is part of your outfit, If a 3-inch heel impairs your ability to speed-walk to there's no reason to r e m o v e it," Bruischat said. Van Zoeren, those under 5 - f o o t - 9 will h a v e to h e m their Between the falling snow and "hat hair," your 4 do can j e a n s . Senior L i n d s e y Bruischat advises girls on the shorter side to chop off j e a n s at the appropriate length, really take a beating during the frigid winter months. then fringe the bottoms to salvage style. Wearing jeans Fried and blow-dried hair can take a break, so to speak, in a too-long length leads to an unfortunate case of "salt- with the n e w crop of curl-enhancing products. Almost line c u f f , " — the ring of salt that emerges around the any hair type will air-dry in a m o d e m mussed manner lower part of a pant that's been dragged through the snow. with the help of Aveda B e Curly or Control Paste. Not

only do Aveda products smell wonderful, they are made with all-natural ingredients to add moisture and cut down static. Check out the Aveda salon Public Image, on Central Avenue. While you are shopping, pick up a tube of the Lip Saver. Even anti-chap Blistex is petroleum-based, which can further dry out a parched pout. If you can't live without your lip gloss, try the Lip Tints, which come in several universally flattering shades. T h e most important accessory to invest in this season is a fashionable scarf. J B and M e offers a slew of styles that recently arrived f r o m N e w York. T h e " M i s s o n i " skinny scarves wrap around the neck several times and c o m e in f u n flashy colors destined to spice u p any wardrobe. Retailing at a reasonable $18 each, the "Missoni" works into any work/study budget. Juniors Nicole Nestor and Terri Reick suggest wearing scarves "inside, outside, everywhere. (Have) one to match every o u t f i t . . . long, full, w a r m and stylish." "I always cover my neck by wearing either a chunky sweater or a cute scarf," G e u k e s says. Speaking f r o m the senior perspective, Beth M c E v o y likes to look original. M c E v o y sports a matching striped hat, glove and scarf set f r o m Saugatuck that complements her tweed pea coat f r o m J. Crew. L a y e r i n g is crucial w h e n battling the cold. T h i c k sweaters are a must, but lighter weight merino wool and cashmere can insulate as well as look chic. For extra warmth, wear a stretch camisole underneath as a layering piece, such as the nylon/spandex tanks found at Banana Republic. T h e thin material adds warmth without weight so you d o n ' t look like you had a second cupcake. A fitted casual blazer functions as a fashion statement as well as an additional jacket. Button-down shirts with French cuffs and an extended lapel flatter this silhouette, or you can opt for a turtleneck underneath the blazer on exceptionally cold days. Add a little scarf, some snowready boots, dangly earrings — and y o u ' r e good to go! Brian Hanning, a senior currently studying in Washington, D.C., said layering w o r k s great for guys, too. "I usually wear a short-sleeved shirt underneath a sweater or button-down shirt in the winter," Hanning said. N o w you have no excuse for wearing p a ja ma s to class, even if they are your cuddliest, warmest item of clothing.

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You are what you wear. Not really, of course, but it doesn't hurt to make a good first impression! In college, clothing maintenance seems to go out the window. Dress shirts are thrown o n t o the floor, whites and darks get tossed into the same load, and some don't bother to wash their clothes at all. Dirty crumpled clothes definitely do not make a good first impression. Here are some basic tips to k e e p your wardrobe looking new. T h r e e tools t o k e e p c l o t h e s in t i p - t o p s h a p e •A lint tape roller (or keep masking tape handy) •A c l o t h e s brush (or a h a i r b r u s h with stiff bristles) •A clothes iron T h e F a b r i c Basics •Cotton—easily washable but will shrink if the fabric is not pre-washed and shrunk. •Linen—usually requires dry-cleaning, but this fabric can be hand washed cold and requires a lot of ironing. • W o o l — s h o u l d n e v e r be w a s h e d at h o m e ! Wool shrinks severely w h e n washed, it needs to be dry-cleaned. If you were to wash and dry a wool sweater, for example, it w o u l d shrink so small your Barbie could wear it! • R a y o n — c a n be washed by hand in w a r m water, but it is best to dry-clean. • S i l k — r a w silk can be washed by hand in cold water. Refined silks should be dry-cleaned. •Leather and Suede— Those new alligator skin boots will not do you any good if you have them treated with a waterproof coating. Suede should only be dry-cleaned. T h e style experts suggest steaming and brushing suede to get rid of scuffs and restore color. Quick Tips •To k e e p a wool, cashmere or cotton sweater looking its best, brush the fabric lightly with a clothes or hairbrush. This works also f o r fleece. •Use plastic or padded hangers rather than wire ones. • D o n ' t h a n g cotton sweaters to dry; the weight of the wet fabric will stretch the sweater out. Instead, lay it flat to dry. •Leather shoes and garments will mildew if they are d a m p ; keep them in a well-ventilated area. Laundry Time •Always separate the lights f r o m the darks! •Wash brightly colored items together. •Never w a s h blacks and whites together, the whites will become dingy and the blacks will take on a grayish hue. •Use bleach only on an all white load.

AKCHOF/ P H O T O S BY EMIILY H A Y E S An example of proper winter wear • R e m e m b e r that n e w blue j e a n s will bleed the first time they are washed. •Red garments bleed f o r several washes; so unless you want an a b u n d a n c e of pink socks, don't w a s h anything red with your whites! •Socks and underwear will last longer if you do not wash t h e m with jeans. Seeing Spots D o n ' t despair if you spill c o f f e e on your favorite white sweater, or if you accidentally wiped red lipstick on the collar of your shirt. Here are some lips that you m o m might suggest to get those spots out. •Gum: Either put the garment in the freezer until the g u m hardens and it can be peeled off, or d a b a little peanut butter on the g u m until it dissolves. •Tomato Sauce: U s e white vinegar and rinse

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with cool water. •Nail Polish: Use a little nail polish remover, but be careful,synthetic fabric will dissolve. • C o f f e e and Tea: Rinse with mild soapy water or a dot of bleach if the garment is white. Sun-

m o r n i n g thing. T h e y each h a v e more than five different p a j a m a sweatpants and shirts, and are not afraid to share their style with the entire H o p e campus. " M y favorite p a j a m a s are the ones that have m o n k e y heads," H a l f m a n said. Zylstra likes the color of the ocean. T h a t ' s w h y her favorite p a j a m a pants are blue and

light will also bleach a tea stain. •Grease and Oil: Apply dishwashing liquid to the area and let it set. •Ink: Ironically, as I was writing this article, my blue pen exploded all over my shirt. I used a cap-full of bleach, rubbing alcohol and hair spray to remove the stains.

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I think a hat is good f o r covering i p messy hair in the morning.'* —TakayaUeno ('05)

For most of the ladies of at Hope, college life is not exactly easy. Especially the part of waking up at 7 in the morning to go to 8 or 9 o ' c l o c k classes. T h e r e are more than 1,700 girls on this c a m p u s and almost each and every o n e of them will concur. But there are also others that rather save their precious time and have an extra hour of sleep. How do they do this? Well, they go to their classes with the same clothes on that t h e y ' v e slept in — their favorite pajamas. Just ask s o p h o m o r e Abbi H a l f m a n ( ' 0 5 ) . "Usually I ' m just lazy and it's comfortable," H a l f m a n explained when asked of her reasons on choosing such an unorthodox style. 44 1 d o n ' t really care what people think about m e wearing p a j a m a s , " she added. For H a l f m a n , the tradition of wearing cotton sweats is not a n e w thing. Her j u n i o r year in high school, w a k i n g up early in the mornings became nothing short of a 44pain in the neck. Every Friday she g a v e herself extra time to sleep rather than shower and put on ordinary clothes. She decided to go to school wearing pajamas, making Fridays as relaxing as possible. It also became contagious. S o m e of her friends decided to j o i n in on the fun. "It started out as a j o k e . Then it progressively turned into a habit, and by my senior year there were only o n e or two d a y s when w e did not have a p a j a m a day." H a l f m a n reminisced. To think that H a l f m a n is the only girl on c a m p u s that is fashionably interesting will be incorrect. Natalie Zylstra ( 4 04) is not far behind her p a j a m a comrade, H a l f m a n . She too spends no time on dressing, though she d o e s n ' t believe that laziness has anything to do with wearing her p a j a m a s to classes. 441 think that it should b e c o m e a fashion because it represents c o n f i d e n c e , " Zylstra explained. H a l f m a n a g r e e d , 4 4 1 am not embarrassed at all of what I am wearing and I do not care what everybody else thinks. I just

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navy. S o m e girls cannot allow themselves such a laid back style of clothing due to their fields of study. A s Zylstra's housemat. Shannon Gervel ( 4 04) explained, "I h a v e to look professional f o r my classes." Indeed, s o m e teachers d o n ' t appreciate that kind of fashion but some w o u l d regard it as normal expression. Shannon also pointed out that a lot of students in other schools "just roll out of bed and go to school." T h e r e are also students w h o view this fashion statement differently. As Zylstra and H a l f m a n pointed out, some people find it amusing. " O n e guy called m e monkey pants because he didn't k n o w my n a m e , " H a l f m a n recalled with a smile. But s o m e do not find this amusing. As Serge Badiane ( 4 04) explained. "It is strange and unusual because there is a distinction between a bedroom and a classroom." Serge, w h o is f r o m Senegal, is not used to this kind of authenticity and there is a certain culture shock to everyone w h o has not witnessed such a style p h e n o me n o n . Indeed, this is a free country. Fashion statements are made so often that a particular style vanished by the time it is recognized. Every decade that provided us with a certain style is back and our choices on h o w to dress are so broad that sometimes it is impossible to have a commitment. Though p a j a m a s have not been buzzing on any of the red carpets these days, we cannot rule out a possibility that the decade of PJs is around the comer.


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State of Union brings mixed feelings I am not a fan of George W. Bush. In fact, I think that, with his policies and legislative efforts, he could possibly be the worst president to ever sit in the oval office. Despite this, I had some mixed emotions after watching the State of the Union address last night. During the first half of President Bush's speech, I was impressed with s o m e of his plans for the nation in the upcoming year. It shows great commitment to the preservation of the environment to propose making SI .2 billion available for research into using hydrogen as a ftiel source. Taking the initiative in the fight against A I D S in Africa by providing drugs and treatments for those afflicted with the disease is also commendable. Perhaps the most ambitious plan, however, is his plan on dealing with the budget and taxes. Bush plans on tackling the problems of taxes, unemployment and excessive government spending all in one fell swoop. By employing more of the American public, and taking less money out of their paychecks, he intends on lowering our national debt. I do not know if this plan will work, but I do believe that the lowering of the unemployment rale is sorely needed. By providing m o r e j o b s for the American public, the h o m e life for thousands of children will also be improved. This improvement could result in higher parental interaction in the lives of their children, and lower rates of violent acts committed by these children. Despite the impressive promises delivered in the first half of the speech, I was troubled by s o m e of the statements in the second half. As expected. Bush shifted his focus to the topics of terrorism and Iraq. Generally, I disagree with the course of action we are taking against Iraq. Even though we have not openly declared war against the country, we have been b o m b i n g sites daily and sending troops to the border. I completely understand the argument that Saddam has not accounted for many of his chemical agents and delivery mechanisms, but attacking him without the support of the United Nations is a grievous mistake. This w a r and the government's attitude toward it will only send bad messages to the rest of the world. I r e m e m b e r months ago when President Bush claimed that we were prepared to use nuclear weapons in the fight. This is the ultimate hypocrisy. W h y are we allowed to wield the nuclear b o m b while other nations are not? The people in power need to w a k e up and realize that not everyone in the world, or even our own nation, sees us as the " g o o d guys." I fear that any militaristic incursion onto Iraqi soil will also be seen as an idealistic incursion into the Arab world, and will not be taken lightly by the Muslim community. The upcoming year holds great opportunities; s o m e that could better our country, and s o m e that could leave the concept of world peace in a shambles. Throughout this process, only one thing is certain, we must all exercise our right to speak out on issues that affect the entire nation, and the entire world.

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editor-in-chief Nick Denis production editor Chad Sampson campus beat editors Anjey Dykiwis Kurt Koehler Maureen Yonovitz arts editor sports editors Dave Yetter photo editor Rob Ondra business manager Danielle Koski distribution manager Ellen Vigants ad manager Ana Santihanez Zamora production asisstant Jason Johnson advisor Mark A. Lewison Staff Reporters: OHm AHmov, Jared Gall, Erin RHey, Katie Taylor Photo Assisstant: Anreke Meeter The Anchor is a product of sludenl effort and is funded through the students of Hope College, funding which comes through the Hope College Student Congress Appropriations Committee, letters to the editor are encouraged, though due to space limitations the Anchor reserves the right to edit. The opinions addressed in the editorial are solely those of the editor-in-chief. Stories Jrum the Hope College News Service are a product of the Public Relations Office. Oneyear subscriptions to the Anchor are available for $20. We reserve the' right to accept or reject any advertising.

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Hello, Hope College, and t h a n k s for this o p p o r t u n i t y to write about the "Gray A r e a . " M o r e a b o u t that later. M y n a m e is M a x i n e Gray, and I am a j u n i o r year h e r e at H o p e w i t h a c o m munication major and s o c i o l o g y minor. Born and r a i s e d in K a l a m a z o o , m y c u r r e n t i n v o l v e m e n t inc l u d e s p r e s i d e n t of t h e Black Student Union, Dancer Relations Director for Dance Marathon, a Phelps Scholar and a W T H S DJ f o r t h e S u n d a y n i g h t 8 t o 10 p . m . " M a x q u e e n & KK Zagazow Jam Session" radio show. Aspirations and goals drive and inspire, while opportunities open the d o o r s , w h i c h a l l o w us t o attain success. I have been given the incredible opport u n i t y to p r e s e n t " T h e G r a y Area." The area between black and white, the area m o s t of us f i n d o u r s e l v e s in on s e v e r a l i s s u e s . M a n y events that o f f e r opportunities for growth o c c u r y e a r r o u n d h e r e at Hope. The past month e m b o d i e d s e v e r a l of t h e s e events, including the civil r i g h t s m a r t y r s d i a l o g u e on r a c e , t h e Dr. K i n g c o m m e m o r a t i v e service, Awele M a k e b a ' s p e r f o r m a n c e , the Preservation Hall Jazz Band a n d t h e G o s p e l P e s t . On

J a n . 15 I h a d t h e o p p o r t u n i t y to a b s o r b s o m e . S o m e t i m e s , we view racism and inequality in o u r n a t i o n , as an a n c i e n t p e r i o d in o u r p a s t , which could never relapse. Believe me it's not. Martin Luther King Day, on Jan. 20, w a s a very i m p o r t a n t day. Dr. K i n g m a d e an i m p a c t on o u r w o r l d that w i l l n e v e r be f o r g o t t e n . From educational institutions to p u b l i c b a t h r o o m s , l e g a l e q u a l i t y is n o l o n g e r w o r d s o n a p i e c e of p a p e r w r i t t e n b y t h e f o r e f a t h e r s of o u r n a t i o n , but it is a r e a l i t y . M a n y c a m e b e f o r e us a n d took the pain, beatings, and humiliation, to prepare a path f o r u s . M L K D a y is a s y m b o l i c w a y we c e l e b r a t e b u t t h e s e s t r i d e s s h o u l d be r e m e m b e r e d e v e r y s i n g l e day. A l t h o u g h H o p e d o e s not o b s e r v e the day by closing, the Black Student Union decided to express their deep a p p r e c i a t i o n of Dr. K i n g a n d others who worked for equality. Our m e m b e r s read i d e n t i c a l s p e e c h e s in t h e i r r e s p e c t i v e c l a s s e s , at 15 minutes after every hour. BSU also sponsored a ribbon c a m p a i g n f o r p r o f e s s o r s and a cross campaign for students. B l a c k H i s t o r y M o n t h is right around the corner, so here's a short history lesson

O n l y in 1 9 2 6 d i d A m e r i c a n s b e g i n to r e c o g n i z e the b l a c k e x p e r i e n c e in the history books. Negro History Week w a s the first title of the y e a r l y r e c o g n i tion of A f r i c a n - A m e r i c a n s c o n t r i b u t i o n s to o u r n a t i o n , which later b e c a m e Black H i s t o r y M o n t h . Dr. C a r t e r G. Woodson, a Harvard d o c t o r a t e g r a d u a t e , is r e s p o n s i b l e f o r the s u c c e s s of A f r i c a n A m e r i c a n h i s t o r y t h u s f a r . An i n t e l l i g e n t , g i f t e d s o n of f o r m e r s l a v e s , Woodson attended high s c h o o l at t h e a g e of 2 0 , f i n i s h e d in t w o y e a r s a n d w e n t on to H a r v a r d . A f t e r being frustrated with the l a c k of h i s t o r y of A f r i c a n A m e r i c a n s w r i t t e n d o w n , he d e c i d e d t o d o s o m e t h i n g . In 1915 he launched the A s s o c i a t i o n f o r t h e s t u d y of Negro Life and History, n o w k n o w n as t h e S t u d y of Afro-American Life and H i s t o r y . In 1 9 1 6 , h e a l s o f o u n d e d t h e J o u r n a l of Negro History. Both publications sought to study, document and celebrate the history and a c c o m p l i s h m e n t s of A f r i can-Americans, something t h a t w a s o n c e i l l e g a l . We o w e a lot to t h i s s e l f l e s s h i s t o r i a n w h o s o u g h t to create, d o c u m e n t and leave something for generations to c o m e .

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CONVENTION from 1 ond congressional district chair. H o l m e s added that, "It's one of these things where the parties like to e n c o u r a g e p o l i t i c a l i n v o l v e ment," noting that the College, too, encourages student involvement. "We encourage students to get involved in this because they are going to be the leaders of the future, so w e ' r e happy to have students interested and involved in it. Holmes added that most students are just going to observe and see what the convention is all about. According to Holmes, the Hope Republicans is a "campus organi-

zation for republicans interested in politics." Students in this organization are active in local and state c a m p a i g n s , as m a n y were in the gubernatorial campaign last year. T h i s y e a r ' s c o n v e n t i o n was of particular interest to college-aged republicans. While the many of the lop parly posts such as stale chairp e r s o n a n d I s1 v i c e c h a i r w e n t unanimously to Betsy Devos, and former U.S. Senate candidate A n drew Raczkowski respectively, there was a close race for the parly's youth chair. The race between Jared Maynard of M a c o m b County, Scott

Fisher, chairman of the college republicans at Hillsdale College, and Sam Moore, a junior at Grand Valley Slate University resulted in a run-off between Maynard and Fisher. Maynard emerged victorious by just 14 votes out of o v e r 2,000 cast. Students at the opposite end of the political spectrum may consider joining the Hope Democrats and attending the Democratic party's February state convention in Detroit. T h e y are e n c o u r a g e d to contact their respective local party organizations for m o r e information.

CORRECTIONS John Nordon was listed as the faculty advisor in the " C o s m o s found in violation of policy" (Jan. 22) article. Joel Toppen is the advisor to the Cosmos Nicholas Toben was omitted f r o m the "Concerto/Aria concert features student performers" (Jan. 22) article. Toben performed


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Don Overbeek ( 03) dunks over Olivet's Matt Brawley ('04) in Hope's 99-90 victory.

Dutchmen topple Comets Men, women beat Olivet on Sat., set to play Kalamazoo tonight David Yetter SPORTS EDITOR

T h e Flying D u t c h m e n defeated the Olivet C o m e t s at home on Saturday by a score of 99-90. H o p e played a strong first half and entered the break leading the g a m e by a score of 45-36. H o p e tried to pull away several times during the second half, but the C o m e t s kept c o m i n g back f o r more. Hope was winning by 17 points late in the game, but Olivet battled b a c k and cut the deficit to single digits. H o p e w o u l d n ' t give up the lead, however, and ended up winning by nine points. Five D u t c h m e n scored in double figures, giving the team a well-rounded attack. Jeff Carlson ( ' 0 6 ) had 2 0 points f o r the Dutch, while Greg I m m i n k ( ' 0 5 ) added another 16 in the victory.

T h e Dutch got a great defensive p e r f o r m a n c e f r o m D o n Overbeek ('03). H e blocked 6 shots and grabbed 9 rebounds. T h e Flying D u t c h m e n are n o w at the top of the M1AA with a record of 4-1 and h a v e an overall record of 14-3. T h e y host K a l a m a z o o tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Center. T h e undefeated L a d y D u t c h were also victorious over the w e e k e n d . T h e y trounced Olivet on Saturday by a score of 91 -60. T h e y improved their M I A A record to 6 - 0 and are n o w 17-0 overall. H o p e w a s only up by 9 points at halftime, but a second half offensive explosion turned the g a m e into a rout. T h e Lady Dutch got strong p e r f o r m a n c e s f r o m Jennifer Layne ( ' 0 6 ) and Katie Nienhuis ('03), w h o added 18 points and 16 points, respectively. T h e team plays tonight at Kalamazoo at 7:30 p.m.

Swimmers compete in dual meet Erin Riley STAFF REPORTER

The Hope women continued a successful season on Saturday, securing victories over Calvin, 14993, and Kalamazoo, 174-68. T h e Dutch stand with a record of 8-3 after the dual meet. K e y to the w o m e n ' s v i c t o r i e s were Michelle Smith, ( ' 0 4 ) in the 1,000 freestyle (10:43.38) and 5 0 0 freestyle (5:09.36) and Audrey A r n o l d ( ' 0 4 ) i n t h e 2 0 0 1M (2:16.60) and 200 backstroke (2:16.36). At the dual meet on Saturday, Arnold and Smith teamed up with t e a m m a t e s Erika Steele ( ' 0 5 ) and captain Kelly Parker ( ' 0 3 ) to claim first place in the 400-yard medley

relay (4:08.36), and ended up just 3 t e n t h s of a s e c o n d a h e a d of Calvin's relay team. T h e m e n ' s team, however, suffered two losses in the dual meet. T h e y fell to Calvin 117-105 and to Kalamazoo 144.5-91.5, ending their portion of the season with a

S o p h o m o r e Jeff Heydlauff captured first and clocked in with a personal best t i m e in the 5 0 - m e t e r freestyle (21.44). Both Heydlauff and Slagh saw victory yet again in the 4 0 0 - y a r d f r e e s t y l e relay (3:11.87) with teammates Dave O r n e e ( ' 0 6 ) and C h r i s H a m s t r a

5-5 record. One of the bright spots for the Dutch w a s Brian Slagh ( ' 0 3 ) . H e qualified for the N C A A Division 111 c h a m p i o n s h i p s with a 2 0 0 - m e t e r freestyle victory (1:42.51). He paired that v i c t o r y w i t h a n o t h e r g r e a t s w i m in t h e 5 0 0 - m e t e r freestyle, (4:44.33). Ian Kobes ( ' 0 4 ) also found victory in the 200-meter backstroke (1:58.82).

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Despite the loss, t e a m ' s morale is up. "It w a s a good chance to race with s o m e good competition," said Jeff S e y m o u r ( ' 0 4 ) . T h e m e n ' s team is focusing on the league meet in February. T h e meet will be held from the 13th15th where they will square up against Calvin and K a l a m a z o o one more time.

High-schoolers to cheer at Hope Erin Riley STAFF REPORTER

Chccrleading squads f r o m 2 7 Michigan high schools will c o m e to Hope for a day of intensive inslruclion on Saturday. T h e clinic focuses on cheering, dancing, and stunts and the squads will then compete at the end of the day. T h e event is an excellent recruiting and fundraising tool for

the cheer program. T h e m o n e y raised f r o m the event helps f u n d c a m p in the post-season. T h e clinic also provides juniors and seniors on the high school squads an opportunity to get a feel for the caliber of H o p e ' s program. "The skills within the squad are improving each year," said co-captain Meredith Albers ( ' 0 4 ) . A f t e r claiming 8^ place in the

2001-02 season and 7 ,h place in 2002-03 season at the National Collegiate Finals, this c a m p a f f i r m s that the Hope cheer program is b e c o m i n g more recognized and respected. T h e credibility earned from these a c c o m p l i sh m e n t s will hopefully attract m o r e talent to Hope College and will help continue H o p e ' s success at Nationals.

Hello Dutchmen and wo me n , my name is David Yetter and I am the n e w sports editor here at the Anchor. I will do my best to give you fair and balanced coverage of all of the sports t e a m s here on H o p e ' s campus. If you feel that a team or a particular sport is not being covered enough, feel free to email me and voice your displeasure. This is your paper just as m u c h as mine and I ' m always open to suggestions. Well, then, let's get down to business. Hockey is not the most popular sport at Hope. In fact, it is probably one of the least talked about teams on campus. In reality, it is not even a team. It is a club because the school w o n ' t recognize or f u n d it. T h e apathy toward the team is shown in the size of the crowds. W h i l e basketball g a m e s draw in the thousands, most hockey games draw a c r o w d that is well below average, yet slightly above pathetic on the crowd-level scale. S o m e t i m e s I think that if you took out family m e m b e r s and/or girlfriends of the players, I would be sitting there covering the game in a neare m p t y arena next to the m a n w h o o w n s the rink and the guy w h o drives around the zamboni between periods. Well, I ' m here to tell you that watching a H o p e hockey g a m e is more exciting than watching a basketball game. In fact, excluding the all-important Hope-Calvin match-ups, it is the most exciting Hope sporting event that one can witness. I know, a lot of you are probably scratching your heads and wondering what I ' v e had to drink. But hear m e out on this one. D o basketball players have to play in an ice-cold

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arena? Nope. D o football players knocking into each other have to glide around wearing ice skates? Negative. D o s w i m m e r s have to worry about being beaten up while they are competing in the 100meter freestyle? I didn't think so. Hockey players are some of the toughest athletes out there. If you don't believe me, go to a sports card shop and take a good look at the players, especially their mouths. You will notice that they have barely any teeth. And in most cases, it's not because they have bad hygiene. It is because their pearly whites have been knocked out during a game. And another positive is that the team is good. T h e Skating D u t c h m e n are hoping to go to the national tournament. Hope Hockey games h a v e something f o r everybody. There is usually a concession stand open at the arena. There are also plenty of arcade games and an air hockey table in the lobby. Also, fights between players are a c o m m o n occurrence at these g a m e s and what red-blooded male d o e s n ' t like to see a good brawl every now and then? Hopefully, you are n o w convinced that hockey players are tough, the g a m e s are f u n to watch and competitive, and that you should start going to see them. T h e Edge Ice A r e n a is just about 10 minutes u p the road off of US-31. Hope plays Davenport on Saturday night at 9 p.m. and hopefully, the attendance will be the biggest crowd for a game this side of Canada. I know it's cold in the arena, but suck it up, throw on a couple of sweaters and head out to the Edge. You'll be glad you did.

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