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Off t o t h e Races A look at 2 0 0 8 presidential hopefuls

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They Were Thieves Musical spotlight

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'New York, New York' 4 Students studying in New York share tales of the Big Apple. Break on a Budget Road trips that won't break the bank

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Super Sunday 8 Football fans at Hope reveal Super Bowl XL! predictions

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FINANCE VP TO RETIRE

Barry Werkman ('64), vice president for finance, will be retiring after 39 years of service to Hope College. Werkman served as faculty member prior to joining the administrative team, and the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center at 100 East Eighth Street was named in his honor. "I knew from previous converstalions that (his) retirement was imminent, but I accept it with reluctance," said President James Bultman ('63). PREPARING FOR OFF C A M P U S STUDY

There will be two opportunities this week for students interested in studying off campus in the coming year. For students, interested in domestic off-campus study, there will be an informational meeting about Hope's Washington Honors Semester for spring 2008 on Feb. 1 at 4 p.m. in the fourth floor Lubbers Loft. Political science professor Jeff Polet will be hosting the session, and past student participants will be available, to answer questions. Students from all departments are welcome. The French department will be hosting a panel featuring students recently returned from France and Senegal on Feb. 6 at 4 p.m. in the Herrick Room in DeWitt Center. NCAA PRESIDENT TO VISIT

Myles Brand, president of the N C A A , will be visiting campus Feb. 7 in honor of Hope's 50 years of membership in the NCAA. Brand will address several campus groups, attend a luncheon with faculty members and speak briefly before the Hope vs. Calvin basketball game at DeVos Fieldhouse at 8 p.m.

Kristie Moote STAFF W R I T E R

At least a semester's worth of hard work for many students culminated Jan. 29 in the DeVos Fieldhouse with Hope College's sixth annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research. The event began with an address by keynote speaker Dr. • Charlotte vanOyen Witvliet, associate professor of psychology. " T h e purpose of the keynote address is to celebrate studentfaculty collaborations—the collaborations 1 have been blessed to have with so many students personally—and to highlight the imPHOTO EDITOR DAVID MOORE portance of persevering through STUDY BREAK — Gabe Courey ( 4 10) and f r i e n d s use old Phelps t r a y s as sleds In t h e the challenges of scholarship r e c e n t snow w h i l e t a k i n g a b r e a k f r o m h o m e w o r k . while enjoying the benefits of doing so," Witvliet said. This high opinion of research did not end with Witvliet. Jessica Vickery ('08), worked with Dr. Aaron Best in the biology department on the gene cobD Bind (Pun Intended): Whither the of English, in " T h e Windows to Paige Calamari and its work in vitamin B12 synRCA and C R C ? " Utilizing remote STAFF WRITER Other Worlds." thesis. keypads, the audience discovered Those attending the event Topics ranging from N a m i a " W h e n I first got the project the demographic of those in the could also take part in Dr. Roger to clean drinking water were description I wanted to burst into room and were able to participate Veldman's discussion, "The featured Saturday at the 28th tears because I didn't know what in a discussion concerning Challenge of Aircraft Hardening." annual Winter Happening. T h e was going on, but after workdoctrine and practices. Social Veldman, an associate professor of series of seminars, led by Hope ing on it for a semester, I know issues were the most divisive the engineering department, spoke College faculty, introduced a what I'm talking about and I feel between the two denominations. about the research developments variety of topics to the public at smarter," Vickery said. The seminars continued with to improve commercial aircraft no cost. Presentations also included an in-depth look at the restoration safety. The day began by taking a research from the departments o f process of Dimnent Memorial Professors of psychology, look through the eyes of worldphysics, history, political science, Chapel's Skinner organ, presented Dr. Donald Luidens and Dr. renowned author, C. S. Lewis, by Dr. Huw Lewis, professor chemistry, education, kinesiology Roger Nemeth led an interactive with the help of Dr. Peter and modem and classical lanS E E HAPPENING, P A G E 4 discussion concerning "Ties That Schakel, chair of the department guages. Some of the research was.internationally themed. George Khoury ( ' 0 9 ) reTHE REAL LIFE searched why Albert Camus reKaitlin Kessie "TAZ" Rachel mained neutral during the AlgeSTAFF W R I T E R Reenstra ('91) berian War for Independence. As a Rachel Reenstra ('91) g a n as a comedipart of the research for his presenrecently b e c a m e the host of a new enne and is now tation, Khoury read four works by s h o w on Animal Planet. 4 'Ms. s t a r r i n g in an AniCamus in the original French. Adventure" gives a' comedic mal Planet series, " O n e of the most difficult outlook to what h u m a n s can " M s . Adventure." things about the research was learn f r o m animal behavior. "The only expereading in between the lines be' ' M s . A d v e n t u r e " premiered r i e n c e I have had cause Camus uses a lot of symon Jan. 19. This season features w i t h a Tasmanian bolism and metaphors," Khoury 11 episodes including such titles devil has been said. a^ " P a r e n t i n g , " " C o u r t s h i p , " w a t c h i n g Bugs BunA larger presentation was " C l i q u e s " and " S i b l i n g s . " Each ny c a r t o o n s . 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She Reenstra graduated from the ninth episode of the season, it. currently lives in Los A n g e l e s Hope College in 1991 with a "Communication." "I went into the class thinking when not on location for " M s . Reenstra says she loves d e g r e e in theatre. She also has a it would look good on a graduate Adventure." m a s t e r ' s in spiritual psychology traveling and animals, and has school application, and I've come " M s . A d v e n t u r e " airs on and has worked as a counselor. a l w a y s played the c o m e d i c role, out of it seriously considering it Animal Planet at 9 p.m. on Since graduating she has which is what Animal Planet as a career. I just loved doing the Fridays. For more information, appeared in movies, television was looking for in a host. research," Thelen said. visit www.animaldiscovery.com shows, c o m m e r c i a l s , theater and "I absolutely love [the job]. S E E RESEARCH, P A G E 4 or www.rachelreenslra.com. d o n e stand up. 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2 0 0 8 PRESIDENTIAL RACE BEGINS Joe V a s k o STAFF W R I T E R

Although not all the possible candidates for the 2008 presidential election have confinned their intentions, many think that this could be a historic election. There are already several possible Democratic candidates who, if elected, could be presidential firsts. Sen. Barack O b a m a (D111). who has formed a committee to explore a potential candidacy, could be the first African-American in the White House. Sen. Hilary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), who has announced her candidacy and formed an explanatory committee, could be the first w o m a n president. Among the other possibilities for the democrats is Bill Richardson, governor o f New Mexico and who, as a Hispanic, could also become a presidential first. The Republican candidates are much less certain but some official possibilities include Sen. Sam Brownback o f Kansas and

U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter o f California. It seems that more media attention has been focused on the Republican candidates who have not announced an intention but who have set up exploratory committees, most notably Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Rudy Guiliani. Clinton is a national advocate for improvement in healthcare and other benefits for veterans. She supported the war in Afghanistan and also initially voted in favor o f the Iraq war. Clinton has had a long-standing position against immediate withdrawal from Iraq, opting instead to support a timetable withdrawal. She opposed the 2004 and 2006 federal marriage amendment that sought to prohibit same-sex marriages and against the flag desecration amendment that would prohibit things such as flag burnings. Obama, if he declares his presidential candidacy, would be one of the most traveled to con-

sider the presidency and also the youngest, at age 45. He traveled to Russia, Ukraine and Azerbaijan, as well as several Middle East countries, including Israel and Iraq, to consider ways to con-

trol the spread and supply of controversial weapons as an essential step against terrorism. A year later he made stops in several African countries including Kenya and is known to be a

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Announced candidates:

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Sen. Christopher Dodd Former Sen. John Edwards Rep. Dennis Kucinich Former Gov. Tom Vilsack Sen. Joe Biden

Sen. Sam Brownback Rep. Duncan Hunter

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton Sen. Barack O b a m a Gov. Bill Richardson

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Assumed candidates: Former Gov. Jim Gilmore Former New York City Mayor Rudy Guiliani Former Gov. Mike Huckabee Sen. John McCain Former Gov. Mitt Romney Rep. Tom Tancredo

BUSH SAYS STATE OF UNION 'STRONG' Brian McLellan SENIOR WRITER

On Tuesday, Jan. 23, President George W. Bush gave his annual State o f the Union address. For the first time in his presidency, he spoke to a Democratic majority in Congress. In addition, he was also the first president in history to open the speech by greeting " M a d a m S p e a k e r / ' referring to the first female Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. The speech marked a departure from Bush's usual rhetoric of Iraq and the war on terror. The

first half of the speech dealt with domestic issues. He talked about the rising cost of health care and how it is becoming more difficult for people to have health insurance. The president proposed a plan which provides tax relief to people who will buy their o w n health insurance policies. He also plans to pass judicial r e f o n n to "protect good doctors from junk lawsuits." Bush also covered the topic of immigration. He plans to double the numbers o f the Border Patrol. In addition, he plans to implement

a temporary worker program, which would allow foreign workers to freely enter the United States to work. Bush spoke of the nation's economy as well. He promised reform in the passage o f legislation, so that earmarks on bills could not be added at the last minute. An estimated $18 billion was spent in 2005 on these types of bills, a sum found unacceptable by the president. "The time has come to end this practice, so let us work together to reform the budget process,"

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in the size o f the Strategic Oil Reserve, citing America's relative weakness to disruptions in the oil supply. Domestic fuel production would alleviate this weakness to a degree. In regards to foreign policy, the president defended the elevation of troop levels in Iraq. He said the increased number o f soldiers would help to stem the violence in Baghdad, allowing for the Iraqi government to better gain control over its nation, therefore making United States soldiers less and SEE

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Wednesday Jan. 3 1 Coffeehouse Entertainment: Hurricane Hearts 9-11 p.m. Kletz. Friday Film: "The Prestige"

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Feb. 2 & 3: 7; 9 : 3 0 pm; midnight. Feb. 4: 3 p.m. Wlnants Auditorium. $2. Sponsored by SAC.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Tke-tj W C o u r t e n a y Roberts A R T S EDITOR

Midwestern liberal arts colleges are k n o w n breeding grounds for life-long friendships, idealism and sleep deprivation. Not m a n y expect rock/folk bands and record labels. I recently sal d o w n with Jonah Ogles ( ' 0 7 ) ,

Saturday Feb. 3 Senior Recital: Darcy Cunningh a m & Jeff Brown

singer, songwriter and m e m b e r of T h e y Were Thieves, o n e of a few Hope-grown bands with a distinct sound. Here is what he had to say. A n c h o r : W h e r e d i d the name of your band come f r o m ? Ogles: Steve B a k e r ' s girlfriend thought it up and it was better than anything else. A n c h o r : I ' v e heard the band described as f o l k or bluegrass. H o w w o u l d you describe your sound?

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Monday Feb. 5 Concert: Bill Carrothers 7:30 p.m. Wlchers Auditorium. Admission free.

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Jean Reed Bahle, associate professor of theater, is o n e of 35 w o m e n featured in the book " A m a z i n g W o m e n of West Michigan. The book has been published by W m . B. Eerdmans, publishing which describes it as "a celebration of w o m e n w h o strive to m a k e their c o m m u n i t y a better place to live " Bahle, a graduate of the University of Michigan, has taught at Hope since 1994. She has been involved in the arts in West Michigan for 3 0 years.

JAZZ PIANIST TO GIVE CONCERT

Internationally known j a z z pianist Bill Carrothers will give a concert M o n d a y , Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Wichers Auditorium. Carrothers has been a professional pianist for more than 20 years. H e has performed in many venues throughout the United States and Europe. H e has been a leader on 14 albums all of which have received critical acclaim. "Carrothers is o n e of the best kept secrets of Jazz," said Jazz Magazine. " H e is a very rare pianist with a very impressive technique a an amazing k n o w l e d g e of harmony." T h e public is invited. Admission is free.

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Ogles: It is very folk based. But in production it starts to get more rockish with the synthesizers and everything. It's a little experimental. Our sound has progressed. We made a d e m o album b e f o r e I went to Spain, and I listen to it now and it sounds so ridiculous. Where at first w e melded the t w o forms, n o w t h e y ' v e diverged. It's either m o r e folk or more rock now.

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A n c h o r : A n d you guys have been together for a couple of years now? Ogles: Yeah, well Steve and I started writing songs in the summer of 2005. Then I went to Spain and when I got back, w e asked J o h n n y D (Jonathan Dehaan ( ' 0 7 ) ) to play the bass. A n c h o r : A r e you recording an album? Ogles: Yeah, well it's recorded already. W e ' r e just trying to figure out what w e want to do with it. We want to release it ourselves or get s o m e o n e else to put up the money for it. A n c h o r : Do you have a website? Ogles: Yeah, it's www.myspace.com/theywerethieves. Or you can look at Pretty All Right Records which is our label. Tom Owens, he's a music m a j o r and a senior, he started it here in Holland. It's prettyallright.com. S E E THIEVES, P A G E 6

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The Shape of Things Evelyn. C h a d C o e ( ' 0 7 ) and Laura Van Tassell ( ' 0 9 ) play the supporting roles, Phil a n d

Courtenay Roberts A R T S EDITOR

T h e Theater 4 9 0 project, "The Shape of T h i n g s " opens Friday, Feb. 2, in the DeWitt Main Theater. It examines the relationship of art to life and asks where to draw the line. "Expect to be confronted with major questions concerning art and subjectivity," said A d a m Carpenter ( ' 0 7 ) , w h o plays one of the leads, A d a m . " O n a liberal arts campus, that's an important question." Kit N y k a m p ( ' 0 7 ) is the director and Kate Goetzinger ( ' 0 7 ) plays the other lead.

Jenny. T h e cast is very excited about the show. "It was recommended to us by Jenny Blair," Carpenter said. " W e read it and fell in love immediately. It's an amazing play that we thought we could connect with really w e l l . " The project is a completely student-run production, f r o m set, lighting, and sound design to costuming and stage managing. " T h e faculty takes a hands-off approach SEE

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Spoken word: Hope poets share work Katie B e n n e t t SENIOR WRITER

A poetry reading by English professors Susanna Childress Banner and Heather Sellers will take place on Thursday, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. in Maas Auditorium. Sellers will be reading poems from her new collection and selling copies of her book, "Chapter by Chapter, a Guide to the Book Writing of Life." "You can expect poems about

Nintendo and boys," Sellers said. Childress Banner, whose nativity poem won over audiences at Christmas Vespers, will read poems from her recently published book of poetry as well as two works by other poets. The reading promises a variety of subjects and perspectives. "I don't really want my poems to contribute too singularly to one theme, but then I am one person

so perhaps against my will there are themes that develop anyway," Childress Banner said. Jonah Ogles ('07) will perform music in between readings and during intermission. "Some art forms compliment others," Childress Banner said in reference to the musical interludes. Both poets made careful selections from their collections to

"They are ones I think college kids will like, especially if they play Nintendo," Sellers said. A difficulty with poetry readings is that some poems do not have the same effect as they do in print when read before an audience. "I had to kind of cull through my favorites and read them out loud," Childress Banner said. Admission is free and the reading

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R A N D O M ACTS OF ART

In celebration or perhaps in consternation of the snow the Holland area has received of late, snow sculptures have been spotted in various locations around campus. It is reported that a snowman has been constructed near the railroad tracks behind College East Apartments. Apparently it is facing the direction from where the trains come, as if yelling at them. The Anchor staff encourages artmaking in any medium, especially those cold and slushy.

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Four Hope College students are living in N e w York City this semester through H o p e ' s N e w York City Arts E x c h a n g e Program. T h e students live and work in the Manhattan for the whole semester. T h e most reliable mode of transportation, besides taking the subway, is their o w n t w o feet. Jenna Witten ( ' 0 8 ) is interning at Dance N e w A m s t e r d a m in the marketing department. She says that the biggest difference between the Big Apple and Holland is the transportation. " E v e r y o n e I have c o m e in contact with takes the s u b w a y ! " Witten said. " I f s a whole lot faster than fighting the traffic." T h e typical c o m m u t e to work is about 3 0 to 45 minutes. T h o m a s O w e n s ( ' 0 7 ) , w h o is interning with t w o different c o m p o s e r s and performers, said that N e w York City is, also, of course, much more diverse than western Michigan. In addition to the diversity. N e w York also offers an array of f o o d s which you can get from vendor carts, deli counters, fancy restaurants and even chocolate shops. O w e n s has braved the vendor carts and

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w a s even bold enough to try grilled lamb served with rice and a salad right on the cab-filled streets of N e w York. N o n e of the students have visited G r a y ' s Papaya, the f a m o u s hot dog stand that w a s featured in the film, "Fools Rush In." Witten has done something completely different with her r o o m m a t e s when it comes to food they have, "instated a cupcake crawl, N e w York's trendiest dessert, to Magnolias from " S e x and the City." M a n y w h o go to N e w York visit Broadw a y to see a show. The students have not had time to see m a n y shows yet since they just arrived in N e w York. Howeve r , the students w h o were living in N e w York last spring e n j o y e d their theater experiences. Nicholas Graves ( ' 0 7 ) said " C h i c a g o " w a s the best s h o w he saw on Broadway. Julia Hollenberg ( ' 0 7 ) said "Avenue Q " w a s her favorite B r o a d w a y show, but also raved about the Metropolitan o p e r a ' s production of " D o n Pasquale." According to Graves, the best w a y to spend $40 in N e w York is to do the following: $7 to get a s u b w a y day pass, dinner at S E A in Williamsburg for about $10, grab desert at R o c c o ' s on Bleeker Street for $6, spend $ 1 0 for a m u s e u m pass, and finally $7 for a drink at C h u m l e y ' s , which is a literary landmark from the prohibition d a y s

said. All of the students plan on going back to the city that is said to never sleep, whether for a visit or to call it home.

and is in the West Village. Other w a y s to take advantage of N e w York City at a relatively cheap price are suggested by both past and present N e w York dwellers. " C h e c k out all the m u s e u m s and s h o w s , take advantage of the student days. Get rush tickets at the door if you can,' Kristi Szczepanek ( ' 0 7 ) said. When asked about the museu m s that N e w York has to offer, O w e n s said that he e n j o y e d going to the M u s e u m of M o d e m Art, which N e w Yorkers commonly refer to as M o M A . A m a j o r i t y of the former N e w York City students miss the subway and the diversity. Szczepanek said she misses, "Everything being open later than 5 p.m. and the fact that just about anything can be delivered to your door." B e warned that s o m e type o f reverse culture shock should be expected upon returning to Hope. "It is shocking to c o m e back to such a h o m o g e n o u s culture with a prominent religious affiliation. In N e w York, there is no majority - no norm - everyone is completely free to express themselves in their w o n d e r f u l differences,"- N e w York Arts Semester veteran, Julia Hollenberg ( ' 0 7 )

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IN THE BIG APPLE

- From t o p t o b o t t o m : Julia H o l l e n g b e r g ('O?) on a m o s a i c b e n c h near G r a n t f s t o m b ; Holl e n b e r g (r) w i t h opera s t a r A n n a Net r e b k o ; a n d H o l l e n b e r g (far r i g h t ) w i t h K r i s t i S z c z e p a n e k ( 4 07) (far l e f t ) a n d t w o f r i e n d s a t t h e B r o n x Zoo.

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Hope joins undergraduate research consortium slee, who is H o p e ' s contact f o r the program and is also an associate professor o f chemistry/environmental science at the college, is to provide the students with experiences and training that they otherwise would not be able to have through their two-year programs, and ideally to motivate them to con-

Hope College is part of a group of colleges and universities working together to increase the n u m b e r of Chicago-area students w h o pursue careers in science. T h e City Colleges of Chicago are leading the consortium, which links several two-year colleges in the Chicago area with Hope and other schools w h o s e research p r o g r a m s in the sciences actively involve undergraduate students. T h e goal is to m o r e effectively inspire and prepare the two-year-college students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, especially f r o m groups traditionally underrepresented PHOTO EDITOR DAVID MOORE

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- S t e p h e n Pels ( 08) w o r k e d w i t h B r i a n B o d e n b e n d e r , p r o f e s s o r f r o m t h e d e p a r t m e n t of g e o l o g i c a l a n d e n v i r o n m e n t a l s c i e n c e s , t o research pre-historic fossils in Wyoming. Thelen, along with a few others f r o m her class, had even signed up for the special studies in psychology class that would continue the research this semester. All told, there were 167 presentations that involved 275 students and m a n y Hope faculty m e m b e r s . All of the students were

well prepared and eager to explain their topics of research and also to praise the faculty w h o had helped t h e m . T h e undergraduate research celebration is a testament to the dedication H o p e College has to improving student-faculty collaborations.

Congressional C o m e r New Congress M e m b e r s Student Congress filled five vacancies last night. T h e n e w m e m b e r s are Katie Haines ( ' 0 9 ) representing Dykstra Hall, Tim Carter ( ' 0 9 ) representing Phelps Hall, Thea Neal ( ' 0 7 ) and Jessica Turcotte ( ' 0 9 ) representing apartments, and Beth C o o p e r ( ' 0 9 ) representing Gilmore Hall. D u e to lack of interest in the specific districts, the positions w e r e offered to all H o p e students. Student Congress Survey Students should k e e p their eyes peeled for this y e a r ' s Student Congress survey, d u e to be distributed later this w e e k or

early next week. Filling out the onepage survey will enter students to win a free parking pass f o r next year, which is valued at $200. Next Week C o n g r e s s w o u l d like to invite m e m bers of the student body to participate in the " A n n o y a n c e Conversation" at next w e e k ' s meeting. Representatives will be discussing things about H o p e ' s c a m p u s that students find annoying and brainstorming possible solutions. Studept Congress meets Tu e sd a y s at 9:30 p.m. in the Herrick room on the second floor of Dewitt Center.

tinue their education. T h e n e w initiative will reach a total of 8 0 students by the time the grant support ends in 2011, with four students conducting research each s u m m e r at each of the four partner institutions. If it is successful, though^ Peaslee believes that it could ultimately reach far more. " I t ' s a model that other big cities can follow," he said. " W e ' r e g o i n g to be a trial project that the rest of the country is going to be looking at very carefully." Although the N S F funding took effect this fall, the program began on a pilot basis during the summer of 2006, with three students and Dr. T h o m a s Higgins of Harold Washington College, w h o is the principal investigator for the program, participating in research in the department of chemistry at Hope. Peaslee w a s pleased with the re-

in these disciplines. T h e program has received f u n d i n g through a $2.7 million, five-year grant awarded to the City Colleges of Chicago by the National Science Foundation. Through this effort, students at the twoyear schools are f u n d e d to engage in research activities during the academic year with their faculty mentors at their h o m e institutions. These research activities are typically conducted in cooperation with ongoing research at the partner schools. During the s u m m e r s , the two-year-college students and some of the faculty will participate in the research activities full-time at the part-

sults. " T h e y hit the ground running and they hit the ground very well," he said. " T h e y had the skills. T h e y knew what research w a s about and w h y they should be doing

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of music, in " A n Illustrated History of the Restoration of Skinner O p u s 732." Assistant professor of engineering. Dr. Jeff Brown, and assistant professor of nursing, A m a n d a Barton, discussed h o w Hope engineering and nursing students are combining research to improve the lives of a village in West Africa in the seminar, " I m p r o v i n g Drinking Water Quality and C o m m u n i t y Health in Developing C o m m u n i t i e s . " "Medical Mysteries: Face Blindness," w a s led by Dr. Heather Sellers, of the English department, w h o has

been recently diagnosed with the medical condition prosopagnosia. Sellers does not recognize faces, "I rely on gait, clothing, voice and other information." Prosopagnosia does not cause an alteration of o n e ' s eyesight and is a rare condition. Dr. Charles Behensky, assistant professor of psychology, and Dr. L o m a Hernandez Jarvis, professor of psychology, presented the physiological and mental characteristics of prosopagnosia. " N o w o n d e r I ' m a novelist," Sellers said, "the n a m e comes and the w h o l e story comes with it. W h o needs f a c e s ? "


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JANUARY 31, 2 0 0 7

WINTER BREAK Lindsey M a n t h e i FEATURES E D I T O R

M a t t Oosterhouse COPY EDITOR

With winter break quickly approaching. many students are left wondering how they 're going to spend their four-day weekend, especially if they 're low on cash. The Anchor has come up with several low- or no-cosf options of which students can take advantage in the Holland. Detroit, Northern Michigan and Chicago areas over winter break that won't break the bank.

A BUDGET

ADVENTURES IN THE N O R T H WOODS Northern Michigan has been a popular destination since the early 1900s with good reason. Northern Michigan has a ton of fun things to do, especially for those who enjoy outdoor activities. Nubs N o b , one of two ski resorts in Harbor Springs, has been rated the number one ski resort in North America by Ski Magazine for the past three years. Nubs features a Monday Night Special for adults and teens, with lift tickets for $19. The snowboard park at

Nubs features 12 rails and a super pipe and should be open by winter break, according to the Nubs website. Boyne Highlands, also in Harbor Springs, will be hosting several races and snowboard competitions over winter break. Other ski and snowboard resorts in Northern Michigan include Boyne Mountain, Shanty Creek and Crystal Mountain. Northern Michigan is also home to pristine wilderness areas

HAPPENINGS IN HOLLAND there are also indoor opportuniFor those stuck in Holland, ties in Holland to ward off borethere are a multitude of low-cost, dom. fun activities in which students O n Feb. 9-10 and 12 can participate to help ward off K n ickerbocker boredom. Theatre is showing On Feb. 10 at 2 p.m., the Dethe film "Joyeux Graaf Nature Center is hosting N o e l " as a part o f an event that focuses on wintry wildlife. " S n o w School Part 11" its Knickerbocker Film Series. "Joyinvolves an exploration of how eux N o e l " ("Merry wildlife survives in the cold and Christmas"), an snow. Participants will also be Academy Award able to go on a snowshoe walk, nominee for Best provided that there is enough Foreign Language snow on the ground. The cost for Film, is the heartthe event is $2. To register or get touching story of more information, call 355-1057, French, Scottish and Tuesday through Saturday from German troops that 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. carry out a ChristFor some outdoor fun on the mas Day ceasefire ice, Rosa Parks Circle provides during World War I. a fun, frozen destination. Set in Showtimes for the downtown Grand Rapids, the film are 7 p . m . ' ice rink is open for public skatand 9:15 p.m., ing from mid-November through and admission March. Public skating hours for students is are Monday through Thursday $5. 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday 5:30 The Holp.m.to 10 p.m.; Saturday noon to land Museum is 10 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. also an excellent Admission to the rink is $1 and place to visit durskate rental is free with an ID. ing winter break. Rosa Parks Circle is located at Located on 10th Monroe Center and Monroe AvStreet in between River enue in Grand Rapids. and Central Avenue, the museum In case the wild wintry Michiis the focal-point for immersion gan weather is too much for some.

W I N D Y CITY F U N Chicago is always an exciting getaway, especially since this winter break, some of the huge attractions in the city are offering free or discounted admission. The Art Institute of Chicago is offering free admission from Feb. I to Feb. 21. The Field Museum offers discounted admission on Monday, Feb. 12. General admission to the Shedd Aquarium is free on Monday, Feb. 12. The Pere Marquette line of Amtrak leaves Holland daily at approximately 8:21 a.m. and HI arrives at Union Station iil in m downtown cago at 10:30 Chi-

s

a.m. If students are daunted by the cost of a hotel room in Chicago, Hosteling International runs a youth hostel in the heart of downtown. For approximately $35 per night per bed, this is a good option for students on a budget. The hostel is within walking distance o f Lake Michigan, Millennium Park, Sears Tower, the Art Institute, Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium. Hosteling International has hostels around the world and across the U.S. and has a reputation for providing clean, safe and affordable lodging for young travelers.

and woods open to the public for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Check out McCune Nature Preserve in Petoskey, Wilderness State Park near Mackinaw City or Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore near Traverse City. Many outdoor equipment stores such as The Banhoff and Boyne Country Sports in Petoskey offer affordable snowshoe or crosscountry ski rentals. The Winter Sports Park just outside of downtown Petoskey offers free sledding and ice skating. Call (616) 347-2500 for more information. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is hosting a free ice fishing class on Saturday,

Feb. 10 on Crooked Lake. All equipment is provided, but participants need to bring a fishing license and register in advance at (231)348-0998. The perennial tourist favorite Mackinac Island is not well known as a winter destination, but offers stellar cross-country skiing; the east half of the island is designated entirely for cross-country skiing in the winter. The ferries are closed after the Christmas season, but planes make flights to the island daily, with costs around S40 round trip from Pellston Regional Airport. Most roads on the island remain unplowed to accommodate for snowmobile travel.

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into the history o f Holland. The current special exhibit is entitled "Under Cover" and focuses on quilted textiles from the 1850s to the 1930s. Admission to the museum is $4 for students or free on Monday. For more information call 392-9084.

The Detroit Winter Blast, the biggest winter festival in the Detroit area, is happening during Hope's Winter Break. From Feb. 9-11, Campus Martius Park, Greektown and areas throughout Detroit will be turned into a win-, ter wonderland. With free entertainment and activities at many of the venues. Winter Blast might be the perfect alternative to watching "Days of Our Lives" with Grandma over break. Four stages will feature music from Detroit area artists, including folk, pop, zydeco, blues, rock and ftink. More than 75 acts will be performing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the event. General Motors is sponsoring a 200-foot snow slide to be built along the Woodward corridor, and

REI is sponsoring a snowshoeing exhibition to introduce people to one of the fastest-growing outdoor activities. A snowboarding half-pipe exhibition will be taking place, as well as free ice skating at Campus Martius Park. A dog sledding exhibition will feature Michigan resident and Iditarod finisher James Warren. When not racing, the dogs may be visited in a petting area, and their handlers will be available to answer questions. For those interested in art. Monroe Street will be lined with ice sculptures from local artists. Also on Monroe, Winter Blast is planning to set up marshmallow roasting brazarios. A Taste of Detroit exhibition will take place throughout the festival, featuring some of the best Detroit restaurants as well as a 5K and 10K race to benefit the Heat and Warmth Fund. Winter Blast debuted in Detroit in 2005 to kick off the countdown to Detroit's hosting of Super Bowl XL in 2006. More than 350,000 people are expected to attend Winter Blast in 2007. For more information, visit motownwinterblast.com.

HEATING T H I N G S U P more additional synthetic or wool For those planning on layers to insulate, and a waterspending a significant amount proof shell to keep moisture out. of time outdoors over winter Layering makes it easy to adjust break, it's important to be well for weather or activity changes prepared. Here are some tips while maintaining a comfortable for staying warm, whether the body temperature. activity is skiing, camping or Wear synthetic fabrics. Down just going for a walk. is a great insulator, but useless if Wear a hat. Up to 70 perit gets wet. Synthetic fabrics and cent of body heat can be lost through the head, so be sure * fillers for coats are generally a better bet if the weather is unpredictto wear a warm, but breathable. able hat. Keep feet dry. For the feet it's Layer clothes. People important to wear wicking linspending extended lime in ers to move sweat away from the cold weather should layer foot and wool socks to insulate. clothes, with a lightweight Waterproof boots are necessary shirt made o f a synthetic fabif y o u ' r e going to be in the snow. ric that wicks moisture from Gaiters are useful if you plan to the skin as a base layer, one or

walk through deep snow. Gaiters are waterproof shells that wrap around a boot and hook under the boot, preventing snow from clumping up around the ankles. Stay hydrated. Even in cold weather, the body loses a significant amount of water through sweat. Staying hydrated is essential to maintaining body heat. Eat. The body needs more calories to slay warm in the winter months. Be sure to take plenty of high-calorie food and eat regularly. Granola bars, nuts, bagels with peanut butter and trail mix are all good choices.


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Down Deep E pluribus unum t h e n s p i n n i n g a n d w h i r l i n g d o w n t o fall

d e f e n s e against the blizzard of the public

in a p r e d e s t i n e d r e s t i n g p l a c e . If y o u c o u l d n e v e r t o u c h s n o w , w o u l d

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routine. Collectively we're

a snowball with

y o u e v e r b e a b l e to i m a g i n e w h a t it w a s

What a r e t h e y r e a l l y t h i n k i n g a b o u t ? " 1 query as I trudge to class, occasionally

limitless intrigue and potential. Add s o m e m o r e flakes f r o m t h e s i d e w a l k s a n d

really like? One could hypothesize that s n o w f l a k e s

locking gaze with another student laden with b o o k s and stress. We'll both dip

d o r m l o u n g e s a n d w e c a n r e v e l in o u r

were really f r a g m e n t s of feathers, molted f r o m b i r d s f l y i n g s o u t h in s q u a w k i n g v ' s .

our brows, acknowledging one another.

T h e r e ' s a light o u t s i d e m y w i n d o w .

O c c a s i o n a l l y p e o p l e will s q u e e z e o u t a n

Maybe there's a chance we'll become

Incessant, and spewing tangerine blaze,

Snow could be asbestos, tantalizing and

it n e v e r g o e s o u t . T o n i g h t , the flakes

deadly. W e ' d really stay indoors with our cocoa during that particular winter.

empathetic smile and a "hi." W e ' r e all h e r e t o g e t h e r , s h i f t i n g w i t h i n

m o r e than j u s t infinite s p e c k s t o o n e a n o t h e r . E v e r y s n o w f l a k e is d i f f e r e n t .

t h e c a m p u s s n o w d r i f t until w e m e l t w i t h t h e s u m m e r s , t r i c k l e to d i f f e r e n t r e g i o n s

A n d w e ' v e got a long j o u m e y together.

We c o u l d call s n o w c o t t o n or p o w d e r e d s u g a r or G u i n n e s s f r o t h .

and eventually begin the whole process

Jenny Cencer

of lake effect s n o w are invisible until t h e y c h u m p a s t the b u l b . S u d d e n l y e a c h particle

seems

combusted

into

silver

specks

filter

down,

h o v e r i n g a s I c a t c h m y b r e a t h in w o n d e r

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quat. If she was a mammal, she'd be a bat or a manatee. If Jenny awoke to discover that

B u t s n o w m a k e s m e t h i n k t h a t w e all b u n d l e up a g a i n s t o u r i n n e r s e l v e s in

w e d o n ' t h a v e to s l o g b l i n d l y t h r o u g h

be a collembola.

S n o w is s n o w . 1 should be satisfied with that, content.

she was tranformed

into a giant insect she'd

Continued from page 3 a lot o f B o n n i e P r i n c e Billy and

has g o o d h a r m o n i e s .

A n c h o r : T h i s is the classic c o r n y

Devandra Banhart, those started

musician

us with the old t i m e y feel. W e

A n c h o r : I k n o w y o u w r i t e fic-

W h o are y o u r i n s p i r a t i o n s ?

listen to s o m e o f e v e r y t h i n g . W e

Ogles: B o n n i e P r i n c e Billy, es-

play hip h o p in t h e h o u s e . A n y thing that's fingerpicking and

t i o n a n d p o e t r y as w e l l . Does t h a t influence y o u r m u s i c ?

interview

If Jenny was a Jruit, she would be a kum-

over again. T h e p r o c e s s is a s r e l e n t l e s s a s t h e p i e r c i n g light o u t s i d e m y a p a r t m e n t , b u t

s h a v i n g s , b l e a c h e d and p u r e , i l l u m i n a t e d a g a i n s t t h e sky. The twinkling

g r e a t n e s s as a p o s t - m o d e m s c u l p t u r e o f crystalline beauty.

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playing a show. W e ' v e played

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Ogles: It d o e s m o r e a n d m o r e .

a n d 1 w r i t e a b o u t the e x p e r i e n c e .

d o i n g that again. I think s o m e o n e told m e a b o u t a b e n e f i t

( W h e n w e first s t a r t e d ) S t e v e

So it's a b o u t m o r e than j u s t h e y

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w o u l d b r i n g m e a line f o r a

this w o r d s o u n d s g o o d .

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most of our shows people just tell us t h e y w a n t u s t o play.

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Musings of a wandering environmentalist What maps don't show established borders and respective regions. W h a l e r s in the remote Fareo Island

Stephen Cupery

archipelago don intricate w o v e n sweaters o f w o o l sheared by hand from the neighboring countryside sheep herd. Vast arid climates o f the G r e a t Basin plains within Utah and N e v a d a ' s borders necessitate frugal thrift in use o f local w a t e r reservoirs, thereby requiring certain c o m m u n i t i e s to impose

H a v e y o u ever stopped and considered how

p r o f o u n d l y the

type o f

landscape

w a t e r limits for c o n s u m e r s . Electrical p o w e r for machinery m a y just originate

you are surrounded b y affects the f o r m ot

decay o f the organic itself. In thriving upon this terrestrial sphere, w e cannot help but notice o u r unique

manner. Quantity a c k n o w l e d g e s a b u n d a n c e

role as a caretaker for w e are all m e m b e r s w h o inevitably m u s t share in the resources

and

not

limit.

Quality results from use o f

from sources o f coal strips d e e p within the West Virginia's Appalachians. L a n d is that ever present d y n a m i c o f

in engrossed fascination as o u r w o r l d ' s leading female environmentalist, Wangari

Subraru O u t b a c k ' s and m o u n t a i n o u s roads

territory

or between deserts and transient gypsies? It is o b v i o u s geography, w h e t h e r natural

regulating

Maathai, spoke o n m o t i v e and right in regards to a d v o c a t i n g p e a c e a b l e environmentally

place

and

altogether

concluding

our

shaping, means

o f survival and sustenance. Through its cultivation, health is provided; b y its

or constructed, dictates culture to an extent, but w h o p a y s attention to the daily structure

transformation and

variance, w e a t h e r is

influenced; and o n its surfaces life a b o u n d s

o f behaviors in which w e a d a p t t o o u r

Presidential

females a m o n g Central African nations to allow for local e c o n o m i c sustainability. T h e individual is not alone in his or her

of using natural resources m u s t be fully considered c o m p r e h e n s i v e l y in an ethical

distinct correlation, subtle t hough it m a y be, between business suit attire and skyscrapers.

and

h o w the effects of poor land m a n a g e m e n t has spurred activism b y predominately

d e p e n d e n c y on w h a t creation outside o f h u m a n i t y offers. T h e give-and-take model

m e t h o d and application. Last night I had the privilege o f listening

lifestyle which is carried? Would you not agree that there is in fact a

A ddr es s i ng the m o s t basic needs each o f o u r lives, her explanations sought to reveal

while death lirtgers, passing slowing into the

concerned

societies.

Vibrantly

only

to

avoid

impending

conflict

and eliminate struggles over access and ownership, but m o r e importantly to realize o u r inextricable reliance on the soil G o d has given us.

dressed Stephen Cupery can he found

in lavish Kenyan traditional clothing, she spoke with outstanding e m p h a s i s o n

ing for optimal

bringing about restoration for o u r land.

Michigan

climbing

explor-

trees, elusive Lake

icebergs and sociological

trends.

Continued from page 2 the war. M c C a i n is k n o w n to take many bi-partisan

Another Republican, Guliani, became an

justice starting with his aggressive pursuit and

instant icon after the September II attacks

indictment o f mafia members including the

tory at 72 years old. He has criticized officials in the Pentagon concerning the low number

compromises o n tense issues, one of which in-

and was seen as a rallying figure for hope and

cludes his support for state by state definitions

o f troops in Iraq and voiced concerns over the

o f recognized marriages. McCain is pro-life and supports further stem cell research.

re-building. He was elected mayor in 1993 on the platform o f crime and taxes, having

heads of N e w York's ' l i v e families." In addition, he is pro-choice and pro-same sex mar-

if elected, would be the oldest president in his-

importance o f maintaining public support for

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less limitations," Van Tassell said a b o u t w o r k i n g w i t h o u t

you for t h e real w o r l d , " Van Tassell said.

faculty. " B u t in a w a y t h e r e ' s m o r e b e c a u s e w e h a v e a s m a l l e r

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with student p r o d u c t i o n s , " C a r p e n t e r said. " T h e r e ' s

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Continued from page 2 resilient, too. We have been through a lot together.

less of a necessity. He also said the U.S. must succeed in Iraq, and that the consequences of failure would be

We have met challenges and faced dangers, and we know that more lie ahead. Yet we can go forward

severe. T h e president concluded his speech on a positive

with confidence - because the State o f our Union

note. " T h i s is a decent and honorable country - and

tonight that cause goes on. G o d Bless," Bush said.

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COLLEGE HOOPS WITHOUT THE HOOPLA JV teams important to growth, future of Hope basketball programs i m p r o v e on certain skills that c a n then put them on varsity t h e f o l l o w i n g y e a r , "

w h i l e the w o m e n stand at 5-8. H o w e v e r , the success of the J V p r o g r a m is not only

w o m e n ' s J V c o a c h Colleen C o r e y said. " A n o t h e r main strength is that it is great

m e a s u r e d by w i n s and losses. C o a c h Brian M o r e h o u s e believes that playing J V helps

T h e r e are 24 f r e s h m e n in the Hope

to g e l kids a c h a n c e to play and meet or

to p r o d u c e players with g a m e c o n f i d e n c e

C o l l e g e basketball p r o g r a m , h o w e v e r , only four lake to the court during H o p e

create s o m e new f r i e n d s h i p s . " In order to prepare the players for

w h i c h is important to their success w h e n they reach the varsity level.

varsity basketball g a m e s . T h e r e m a i n i n g 2 0 are m e m b e r s of the hard w o r k i n g ,

varsity play, the c o a c h e s at the J V level

M a n y current varsity players can attest to the i m p o r t a n c e of the JV p r o g r a m .

Nick H i n k l e C O P Y EDITOR

James Ralston SPORTS EDITOR

but less recognized, m e n ' s and w o m e n ' s

must form a strong team out of players w h o h a v e never been on the court

j u n i o r varsity teams.

together.

C u r r e n t varsity players such a s Lindsay

" T h e J V p r o g r a m is very helpful in the

w o r k i n g team, they are able to not only

Lange ('08), Becky Bosserd ( ' 0 7 ) , K i m m y G o r d o n ( ' 0 9 ) , Brett J a g e r ( ' 0 7 ) ,

buildup to varsity." Ben V a n A r e n d o n k ( ' 0 9 ) said. " P e o p l e are in all different

prepare the players for the future, but also

Dan Holt ( ' 0 8 ) and Ryan Klein ( ' 0 8 )

win g a m e s . " T h e c o a c h i n g staff did a great j o b of

started o f f on the J V squad.

transitioning all of the n e w players into college b a s k e t b a l l , " A a r o n B o e r s m a ( ' 1 0 )

t r e m e n d o u s l y , " Jager said. "It g a v e m e

levels of maturity, and JV is a good place to learn and to m a k e the-growth necessary

By creating a strong and hard

"Being

on

JV

helped

a lot of g a m e e x p e r i e n c e which helped build c o n f i d e n c e m u c h m o r e than sitting

V a n A r e n d o n k has e x p e r i e n c e d firsthand

learn how to play t o g e t h e r a s a t e a m , a n d

the bench on varsity w o u l d do. It w a s an

the importance of the JV p r o g r a m .

The

t h e c o a c h e s h a v e h a n d l e d the situation

c o a c h e s in the w o m e n ' s p r o g r a m agree that J V is important to a p l a y e r ' s g r o w t h .

very w e l l . " Despite h a v i n g to introduce all new

excellent transition step f r o m high school basketball to the college level as well.

p l a y e r s to the

"It (JV basketball) g i v e s student-

s y s t e m , the

m e n ' s JV

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Overall, m y e x p e r i e n c e w a s o u t s t a n d i n g , PHOTO EDITOR DAVID MOORE

a n d I still h a v e m a n y close friends w h o I

p r o g r a m currently has a record of 9 - 5

athletes a time w h e n they can play and

* -mm

me

said. "You h a v e to learn all n e w stuff a n d

at the varsity level." As a current m e n ' s JV team player,

% 4. -Jt

M O V I N G U P — B r e t t Jager ( ' 0 7 ) s t a r t e d

played with on the JV t e a m . "

h i s b a s k e t b a l l c a r e e r o n t h e JV t e a m a n d is n o w a v a r s i t y c a p t a i n .

Pregame predictions Super Bowl XLI: Midwest Mayhem For C h i c a g o , their d e f e n s e must play

G r o s s m a n . T h e C o l t s will play a lot o f

O n e can expect Bears fans and Illinois

equal to or better than the Super B o w l X X

C o v e r 2 d e f e n s e , leaving the d e e p middle of the field fairly o p e n . G r o s s m a n has

natives to be s to rm in g the c a m p u s m u c h like the d a y s the W h i t e Sox w o n t h e World

Bears that beat N e w E n g l a n d 4 6 - 1 0 . T h e Col t s need to k e e p t h e C h i c a g o o f f e n s e o f f

R.J. Thebo

p r o v e d that t h r o w i n g d e e p a n d accurately

Series j u s t t w o y e a r s ago. C h i c a g o ' s great

the field and k e e p the ball in the h a n d s of

is one of his strengths. H o w e v e r , t h r o w i n g

d e f e n s e a n d the e m e r g e n c e of o f f e n s i v e

M a n n i n g w h o , if given the c h a n c e , will

d o w n t h e field is o n e of the hardest t h i n g s to d o consistently as a q u a r t e r b a c k . S t r o n g

w e a p o n s like Bernard Berrian a n d s e c o n d y e a r p r o Cedric Benson h a s C h i c a g o fans looking at the most c o m p l e t e Bears team

utilize P r o - B o w l w i d e receivers Reggie W a y n e a n d Marvin Harrison.

B e f o r e and a f t e r the S u p e r B o w l , and

Indianapolis c o m e s into S u n d a y w i t h

either w a y it c o m e s out, w e k n o w w e will h e a r endless discussions on w h a t t h e ring

the worst r u s h i n g d e f e n s e to e v e r play in a

c o v e r a g e by B o b S a n d e r s in t h e C o l t ' s s e c o n d a r y or G r o s s m a n b e in g o f f his g a m e , will force check d o w n s a n d bring

in years. L i k e w i s e , a f t e r getting booted f r o m the c h a s e t w o y e a r s in a r o w by N e w

S u p e r Bowl. H o w e v e r , if Indianapolis puts p o i n t s on the board early, C h i c a g o will be

out a side of G r o s s m a n that the B e a r s fans

status as an elite, c h a m p i o n s h i p q u a r t e r b a c k .

are far too familiar. Indianapolis will put

E n g l a n d , Co lts f a n s and Indiana natives feel the s a m e way. H o m e a w a y from h o m e

Hardly a n y o n e , except a diehard Bears fan,

c a u g h t in a shoot-out, f o r c i n g G r o s s m a n

e x p e c t s C h i c a g o to c o m e out on top S u n d a y Feb. 4. S u n d a y will mark S u p e r B o w l XLI,

to m a k e plays. D e f e n s e is the pride of

u p s o m e points, a n d if they d o s o early in the g a m e , G r o s s m a n ' s errors will secure a

will be this w e e k e n d , surrounded by friends

C h i c a g o fans. T h e B e a r s need to play solid

C o l t ' s s t a m p e d e . A s i d e f r o m t h e big story

d e f e n s e and then pray that G r o s s m a n ' s self-destructive b o m b d o e s n ' t tick t o o fast.

of o f f e n s e v e r s u s d e f e n s e , the t w o M i d w e s t

a n d fellow fans. K e e p y o u r eyes out f o r a f l o o d e d c a m p u s of C h i c a g o o r a n g e and

t e a m s also boast m a n y supporters around

blue or Indianapolis blue a n d white.

will or will not d o to Peyton M a n n i n g ' s

with Tony D u n g y a n d Lovie S m i t h being the first t w o A f r i c a n - A m e r i c a n c o a c h e s to

T h e C o l t ' s d e f e n s e will try to help

e v e r m e e t in a S u p e r Bowl.

is w h e r e m o s t Co lts and B e a r s fans at H o p e

Prediction: Co lts 30, Bears 17

H o p e College.

STUDENTS WEIGH IN ON ALL ASPECTS OF SUPERBGWL XLI The Anchor went to the streets to find out your thoughts on Sunday's

t.

big game

Dan Lithio ('09)

* S a r a A a r d e m a ('09) R.J. Thebo

F a v o r i t e P l a y e r : Tank J o h n s o n ,

STAFF W R I T E R

he has a f u n n y n a m e . T h o u g h t s on Prince's h a l f t i m e show: It will be royal. Favorite

part

of

the

Super

B o w l : T h e coin loss. Prediction: Bears 36, C o l t s 21

Difference maker: Cedric Benson. Bears fan how long? At least eight

Favorite

years. I f the Bears were a f o o d : A big slab of steak. T h e y d o n ' t d o

and hard working. Colts fan how long? S i n c e I w a s

T h e w o m e n ' s basketball team got back on track w i t h two strong

Tri-State 101-57 on Jan. 24 a n d K a l a m a z o o 86-48 on Jan.

M I A A victories. T h e y d e f e a t e d Tri-State and K a l a m a z o o , and are 17-2 overall and 8 - 2 in the MIAA.

HOCKEY The h o c k e y team won t w i c e to i m p r o v e to 21-1-0. Saturday vs. Northwood 9 p.m. The Edge

Feb. 3

basketball

defeated

Cedric

H e is a hard-nosed runner w h o has the ability to shed lacklers a n d gel y a r d s after the hit. Bears fan how long? All m y

done. Prediction: Bears 27, C o l t s 2 4

e v e r y t h i n g else. Prediction: C o l t s 28, Bears 10

life. Prediction: Bears 24, Colts 21

SWIMMING The men's and w o m e n ' s swim team hosted A l m a on Jan. 27 and

27. T h e s e victories bring them to 16-2 overall and 8 - 0 in the M I A A . Stephen C r a m e r ( ' 0 7 )

Stale on Jan. 26 with the w o m e n w i n n i n g 151-140 and the m e n

was h o n o r e d with M I A A player

losing 127-148.

of the week for the second time

season is c o n c l u d e d , leaving the

accuracy at 4 4 . 5 percent.

maker:

B e n s o n , h e has been playing belter and better as the s e a s o n g o e s on.

like salt b e c a u s e they o v e r p o w e r

both t e a m s c a m e out on top. T h e y also, faced Div. II G r a n d Valley

this season. T h e team also leads the nation in three-point shooting

Difference

quality team that gets the j o b

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The

Marvin

anything flashy, but they are a

HOPE COLLEGE

MEN'S BASKETBALL men's

Player.

Harrison, h e ' s h u m b l e , talented

bom. I f the Colts were a food: Co lts are

T H E W E E K IN S P O R T S WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

M a t t Siehoff ('09)

Dan M u r c h ('09)

T h e dual meet

M I A A c h a m p i o n s h i p s Feb. 8-10 a n d the N C A A C h a m p i o n s h i p s M a r c h 8 - 1 0 for men a n d March 15-17 for w o m e n .

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