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Hope College, Holland, Michigan

Serving the Hope Community for 107 Years

Abused shuttle vans running once again


by Julie Blair campus editor The Hope College shuttle van made pick ups for the first time yesterday since Saturday after Public Safety temporarily shut down the operation, an incident prompting administrators to reevaluate and change the shuttle program, shrinking the zones serviced and cutting back hours. Public Safety called all shuttle vans off the streets at around midnight, shortly after the Holland P.D. cited a driver for blocking traffic during a pick-up on 16th St., and cautioned him against driving without a chauffeur's license when more than fourteen people are on board. Anchor photo by Rich Blair

Louise Shumaker, with seeing eye dog Doogi, will speak at commencement May 8

Commencement speaker named by Julie Blair campus editor You know you are successful at your job when the people you work for ask your advice. Such was the case for Louise Shumaker, Director of Disabled Student Services and Hope alum, when she got a call from President John Jacobson two months ago telling her she had been elected by the student body to give the commencement address this May. Placed on the list of personalities by the Commencement Speaker committee made up of student leaders, Shumaker was chosen by se-

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niors in a secret ballot election held during registration last fall. The committee's criteria: find a speaker who can convey a message and relates well with students. Though not a professor at Hope, Shumaker interacts with students daily, in both her position as director and advisor to the SIB sorority. "Louise wasn't someone I had just heard about, but somebody I had seen around campus and that makes her message believable," said Gina Smith ('94), a member of the Commencement committee. "Louise has a very strong character. She has gone through different situ-

ations others of us haven't. I hope we can apply her experiences to our own lives to make us more victorious." At the age of 32, Shumaker came to Hope in the fall of 1979 to take a class and continued part time for the next four years, graduating with a sociology/psychology composite. Hired by Hope after graduation, she is continuing her education at WMU working on her master's thesis on disability in marriage. Last spring, Shumaker traveled to Washington D.C. to receive the "Victory Award"

See SPEAKER page 8

Driving conditions were unsafe for both drivers and students riding, as vans were loaded past capacity with students returning back to campus late, Duane Terpstra, Director of Public Safety said. "We wanted to protect our drivers," Terpstra said. "I couldn't let them drive out there. Citations go on their permanent record and many are driving on their parent's insurance." After addressing the citation with the Holland P.D. Tuesday afternoon, the administration took time to revamp the system. Though some 55,000 rides are given per year, the service fails to be efficient and accessible for many.

"The shuttle van service has mushroomed into a gigantic system and we've had a hard time managing it," Terpstra said. Part of the volume comes from students abusing the service and using it as a kind of "taxi service." Many call the van to take them to off-campus parties, 8th Street stores, even Pizza Hut, when really the van should service those going from college facility to college facility. Frost said. In addition, many party-goers harass drivers and have been known to get sick in the van. In the past two weeks, two drivers have resigned. "For the most part its okay," Frost said. "But nobody should be disrespectful." To help curb the abuses, the administration implemented a policy that takes the van off party house routes. Where the shuttle used to run from River to Fairfax and 18th to 8th, it will now run from Central to Lincoln and from 15th to 8th. Service will no longer be provided to students calling from off-campus addresses or wanting to be taken to off-campus residences. The admnristration feels that students living in those areas can take care of their own transportation. The service hours will now coincide with the closing of the library. Whereas the van used to

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Speaker brings hazing New Dean of the Chapel brings fresh stories to life at Hope vision for revival and reformation by Jodi McFarland staff reporter "If you haze, you're a bully, and if you're a bully, then you're a coward," Dan Westol, a speaker who tours the country addressing the issue of hazing, told fraternity and sorority members Thursday night in Wynants auditorium. Attendance at the 8:30 p.m. speech was required of some fraternity and sorority members, while for others it was optional. Westol's speech entitled "Hazing on Trial," was more than just an oration preaching the ills of hazing and spouting statistics. Westol created a fictional story in which audience members were to play the role of the president of a fraternity. The story began with rushing, and the pledge character "Mike O'Brian" was introduced into the story-line. The story followed Mike through Hell Week. The audience became caught up in the story of Mike and the fraternity president, and was moved when Mike, after becoming inebriated and then forced to do push-ups, died as a result of blockage in his windpipe. But the story did not end there.

Westol, who served asAssistant Prosecuting Attorney in Kalamazoo for nine years, then followed the fraternity president through his trial. The fraternity president was charged with involuntary manslaughter, and faced 15 years in prison. "Ifhazing is so dog-gone good, how come you don't advertise it?" Westol challenged. The presentation was a blend of Westol' s legal background and his own hazing experience in the MSU fraternity Theta Chi. "People who are good members are good members despite hazing and not because of it," Westol said. Westol said that Greek organizations at Hope may think that what he had to say about the seriousness of hazing does not apply to them, but he insists that there are similarities between local and national organizations. "I think it applied to several organizations," said one attendant. The speech ended at 10 p.m., with this statement from Richard Frost, Dean of Students: "My biggest concern at this point is that I will have to call and try to explain to someone's parents what went wrong;" "

by Nina Bieliauskas taff reporter A Dean of the Chapel has arrived on campus. Ben Patterson was selected by President Jacobson to help bring about one of Hope's visions for the future: the intention is for Hope to be a recognized leader among the nation's Christian institutions of higher learning. Last year a search committee was formed to find a new Dean, one that would fit all the ideals of Hope. Many candidates were interviewed, but the search committee unanimously chose Patterson. Their high recommendation led to President Jacobson's decision as to who would be the next head of the chapel. "Ben Patterson has what it takes both to give spiritual leadership on campus and to make Hope more visible in the wider Christian world off campus," said David Myers,a professor of psychology and acommittee member which recommended Patterson. "I have known him as a gifted and witty writer/' Patterson came across the country, from New Providence, New Jersey, to become a part of Hope College. "I first became aware of Ben Patterson about fifteen years ago N

through his writing for a Christian satirical magazine, The Wittenburg Door, for which he was the contributing editor," Myers said. Patterson's resume is accomplished, his work including acting as contributing editor to two magazines and a journal. He also published Waiting: Finding Hope When God Seems Silent said Serving God: The Grand Essentials of Work and Worship, and is working on his third, pertaining to God's grace. At the moment, radio stations in New York, Chicago, and Washington D.C. broadcast his words over the air waves for a half hour every Monday through Friday. Patterson, as Senior Pastor of the New Providence Presbyterian Church, has been given 21 days off to allow him the freedom to take speaking engagements worldwide. Patterson feels that he has a purpose, that everything he does is "part of something God's given me to do." When Patterson first arrived on campus, he realized how much he had forgotten that he enjoyed the company of students. "I really enjoyed sitting and talking with them," he said. "Butjust because Iloved it, d i d n ' t mean it was G o d ' s

Patterson will...perhaps it was the Temptation of Christ!" He and his wife both liked it here at Hope so much that they feared it was too good to be true, Patterson said. A Presidential Reception was given to receive Patterson first semester, and he connected well with those who attended. "I have a high degree of enthusiasm for Ben," said

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Peace of Mind ==f1 David Chamin


Facing the Challenge to learn My own personal academic nemesis is Calculus. For two consecutive semesters I have registered for Calc convincing myself that there is no better time than the present to conquer the realm of higher mathematics. Two semesters ago I made it to class and realized that everyone else actually remembered some of the highschool precalculus formulas. 1 located the drop/add slip after three hours of puzzled looks and erasures that represented my first homework assignment. I managed to complete half of the ten problems (including skipping problems two and three), and I thought I should receive a gold medal for effort above one's ability level. Dropping calc this semester was an easy decision after I woke up from my idealistic slumber. I already was taking statistics and I was not required to try my hand at derivatives, especially as a humanities major. 1 did not even go to the first class and get the syllabus. The professor was out of town, so I got the signature of the substitute prof and smiled all the way to the registrar. On that walk from Van Zoeren to DeWitt, I congratulated myself on avoiding the deadly bullet of complex nightly homework. My B.A. would look the same with or without calculus, and as I do not intend to work in a field requiring

more knowledge than some simple algebra, that little signed slip represented hundreds of more hours of basketball over the course of a semester. I had not thought about my mathematical cop out until I checked my office box this week. As it turns out, I am in a statistical tidal wave of company. I found excerpts from a report from the Wingspread group on Higher Education entided, "An American Imperative: Higher Expectations for Higher Education" that introduced me to numbers that bode ill for our national future. According to a 1992 study of college transcripts by the'Department of Education, the Bachelor of Arts degree does not represent a true liberal education in any sense of the word. According to the report, "...26.2 percent of recent bachelor's degree recipients earned not a single credit in history; 30.8 percent did not study any math; 39.6 percent earned no credits in either English or American Lit. and 58.4 percent left college without any exposure to a foreign language." After reading these statistics, I wondered what students across the United States were studying. I mean, if they are not studying history, math, English or American Lit., little remains except the sciences and the "everything else" category. As it turns out, the

NATIONWIDE With deaths from automobile accidents declining due to increased safety equipment, deaths involving firearms are set to overtake car crashes as the leading cause of death by injury. During a seven year period, the death rate from car accidents dropped 10 percent while firearm deaths increased 14 percent. Depending on the method used to predict increases, deaths from firearms will become the number one cause of death by injury in as little as two or as many as nine years.

everything else category is the winner of the students' choice award, with courses such as "Introduction to Tennis," and "Introduction to Sailing" receiving credit equal to the most difficult mathematical offering. WASHINGTON The Wingspread report is quite A recent Supreme Court decision is certain to increase the number of critical of higher education as an civil suits over abortion issues in the nation's courts. The Court ruled institution, and I happen to agree that attorneys for abortion clinics can use the 1970 RICO (Racketeer with many of its critiques of Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) Act to sue anti-abortion organiAmerican colleges and universizations. Lawyers for various Pro-choice groups intend to use the ties. They are often too expensive, legislation to prove a national conspiracy by groups such as Operation too educator oriented, and too Rescue, which has picketed and closed abortion clinics nationwide. focused on applicants as opposed Attorney General Janet Reno said that Federal Agents would enforce the to graduates. However, the criminal provisions of the RICO law if violations were proved in court. report's most compelling observation and advice is clear—the VIRGINIA responsibility to learn ultimately Former Marine Lt. Colonel and White House aide Oliver North rests on the student's desire to formally declared his candidacy for the Senate seat currently occupied learn, not just receive a diploma. by Senator Charles Robb. Both North and Robb carry serious political In the words of the report, liabilities; North's involvement in the Iran-Contra scandal and Robb's "Students must value achievedenials of adultery and illegal wiretapping of a political opponent. While ment, not simply seek a credential. the Republican party has been reluctant to endorse North, James Miller, Students (and parents) should look the other GOP contender, has had little public recognition. North's lack to the value added to their lives, of elected experience and past history would normally be considered not simply to the prestige of the great deficits, yet he has claimed the title of an outsider and polls indicate institutions they attend." that he and Robb are running in a dead heat. Educational goals differ with the individual. Differing goals do WASHINGTON not imply that it is impossible to Attorney General Janet Reno's second-in-command, Phillip set an attainable standard of Heymann, resigned citing that "our operational and management styles excellence. It is our responsibility are too different for us to function fully effectively as a management as students to lean both individuteam." Although sometimes criticized for a lack of speedy responses to ally and collectively to the best of requests from Reno, Heymann was generally viewed as an able adminour ability. Unfortunately that istrator with a delegational management style. Some Clinton insiders means I will eventually have to have called Reno an "independent operator" and questioned her ability face calculus, which remains one to be a team player. White House aide George Stephanopoulos stated of my unfulfilled challenges. that Hey mann' s resignation would not slow down progress on a national crime package.

'Unofficial S tu den t Con tjress $ [in u tcs

January 27,1994 Submitted by Secretary Kristen Douglas Announcements •Strey announced that Campus Life Board will meet Tuesday, February 1, at 11 a.m. •Foster announced that he and Vice-President Heaton have a radio show on WTHS. The format is a conservative/liberal show and airs Saturdays from 2-4 p.m. Prpsirienflal Remarks •Foster announced that Melissa Neckers and Jason Ruckert have joined Student Congress. •Foster told Congress that he has been speaking with the Holland Police Dept. and a forum is going to be conducted soon concerning the gang incidents. Board, Committee and Organization Reports •Pacheco reported that the Board of Trustees College Advancement Committee met. Discussion regarded the E-mail system. Headline News, that is operating for faculty and administration. •Sheldon reported that the Lacrosse club begins practice Monday from 1 lp.m.-la.m. in the Dow. • Yantis reported that the Academic Affairs Board passed two proposals concerning the IDS 295 class. The proposals were to keep the status quo for now and re-evaluate the course in two more years. •Douglass informed Congress that ticket sales for Winter Fantasia begins Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. Traditional Constituency Reports •Pangle gave an update on the lack of Christian magazines in the library. Heaton suggested that the interested individuals might check in the seminary library for the magazines.


DeanContinued from page 1 President Jacobson. "He is vital, energetic, and deeply spiritual." "One thing that I found attractive about him was that he had experience in more than one Christian denomination " explained Carol Simon, Professor of Philosophy. Patterson will not be faced with any pressing decisions until June, when he will officially take over the title of Dean when the present Dean retires. His short term goals include appointing a committee to help find two Chaplains (one male and one female), a new Director of Music,

and filling out his staff. Until Patterson is actually designated with the responsibility of Chaplain, he is doing everything in his power to learn as much as he can about the campus. "I want to meet everyone I possibly can," said Patterson who showed interest in visiting the dorms to talk with the students on their "turf." He wants to listen to the students and hear what they think of the present Chapel program, their faith, the school and their needs. Patterson has two visions. Revival and Reformation, which he

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hopes to make a reality here at Hope. He believes that revival is God's work, as there are certain things that only God can do. "By the Holy Spirit.Jet it awaken us all, open our eyes to His greatness and the potential we have as Christians," Patterson said. "God's spirit comes in and opens our eyes, enlivens us." Reformation is "Learning how to think Christianity," Patterson said,"in a Christian way." Once we have woken up, we must continue and personally take it a step further. "If Christ is Lord, there is not one

U n f m i s l K d Business •Pacheco presented a breakdown of the pricing of college textbooks. She explained that 30 percent of what is spent in the bookstore goes to the Hope-Geneva scholarship fund. New Business •Antvelink introduced the Intramural Task Group proposal to promote better publicity of intramurals. •Eric Foster announced that the set ticket price for the Student Speaker Series is $2. area of life that doesn't belong to Him...Our minds belong to Jesus Christ." Being a Christian does not begin and end in the church, but extends to everything beyond, into the Arts, the sciences, economics.

history, etc. Patterson explains that our way of life needs to be reformed, and it is time to make a difference. "Let's change the way we think about our world, our differences."

February 2,1994

The Phelvs Extra

Volume 1, Issue 1

Phelps to hold PepsiPistons Challenge!!! Holland(PP) - Now you can go see the Pistons take on the Dallas

Mavericks - FREE!!! Sponsored by the Hope College Dining Service, Pepsi, and the Pistons, the evening will include instantwin tickets for valuble prizes worth lots of money, great stayfresh-for-a-long-time food, great for college students, and The Grand Prize: an all-expense paid trip for 25 to see the Pistons! The package includes t-shirts, dinner, travel in a luxurious, ful sized, fully gassed-up bus, and other coot memorabila. The Challenge will commence at 4:30pm on February 17,1994, and continue until 6:30pm. Be sure to hit the Dow and practice your free-throws, because if you can't shoot, then you can't go! •Ti"


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Hnelpe Cafeteria A nice place to eat on a cold winter day, especially on

Pebcuary 17 cause you'll get more for your money!

The Taste of Our Generation February 2,1994 The Anchor 3

Letters to the editor


Columnist encouraged to set higher expections Protection or punishment? Once again, Hope College students were faced with a possible safety problem over the weekend ... lack of transportation. Shuttle van service was discontinued early Sunday morning after one of the Public Safety drivers was issued a citation for blocking traffic. Duane Terpstra claimed that they pulled the vans because they wanted to protect the rest of their drivers from getting citations. This leads one to assume that other drivers must be breaking laws out there. Aren't they given some kind of instruction as to what they can and cannot do as drivers of shuttle vans? It's understandable that Public Safety would want to protect its drivers. However, isn't it also their responsibility to protect the students of Hope College? Isn't discontinuing the entire shuttle service for three nights a little extreme? Not to mention, dangerous? Wouldn't it have been just as easy to inform the drivers that if they didn't pull the vans over when making stops, or transported more than 14 passengers, they would be held responsible for their own records? Why the hurried decision to stop the shuttle service in the middle of its busiest hours, on the busiest night of the weekend? Perhaps there is more behind this story. Abuse of the shuttle van service has been rather widespread in the last few years. It has been viewed by many students as a sort of "taxi service" and used as an alternative to driving to off-campus parties (let's at least give students credit for not driving drunk!). There have been reported problems with this use and abuse. Drivers are complaining about passengers getting sick on their way back from these parties, consequently leading them to resignation. In a letter to the editor last week, Student Congress Vice President Chris Heaton warned that drastic action might be taken if student behavior didn't change soon. Perhaps this was an attempt by the administration to show the student body that they weren't kidding about use of the shuttle vans being a "privilege" rather than a right. However, in their attempt at punishing those few "abusers," they risked endangering a number of "innocent" people who wanted to use the shuttle service for legitimate purposes.


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Dear Editor: 1 am writing in response to the January 19 As/Was Saying column, wherein Mellissa Endsley alleged, "Being hard on yourself may be the easy way out." As a Philosophy major, I found Ms. Endsley's column amusing. As a member of the larger Hope CoUege learning community, however, I found it distressing. Consequently, 1 have enumerated several contentious assertions made by Ms. Endsley which merit scrutiny: 1) "What I learned from thisldecision] was pretty valuable." Ms. Endsley claimed that she had learned a valuable lesson—one which she believed was valuable enough to share with the readers of The Anchor. Generally, when a person learns a valuable lesson, he or she is said to have become wiser. As Ms. Endsley surely knows, the word "philosophy" means "love of wisdom." Philosophers are persons who seek wisdom and share with others the wisdom which (they believe) they have found. After announcing her all-important decision—"I was never going to be a brilliant philosopher"—Ms. Endsley proceeded to philosophize. The accuracy of her self-assessment remains undetermined. 2) IP jeople who focus on mistakes, shortcomings and attaining the unattainable are actually taking the easy way out" Apparently, Ms. Endsley's introduction to philosophy was a bewildering one. For she

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of ease and difficulty. Ms. Endsley c l a i m e d t h a t t h o s e students who dismiss the possibility of earning high m a r k s in foreign subjects and dev o t e t h e i r t i m e and energy instead to subjects in which they naturally exeel are the ones who embrace an academic challenge. Such an attitude toward learning is, however, contrary to Hope College's stated mission of promoting "excellence in the liberal arts. 3) "Because English is something I'm good at ...I actually had to take responsibility for [an anthology of papers] and think of a way to improve it." Again, Ms. Endsley s e e m s t o have misunderstood a cmcial concept in philosophy—that of personal responsibility. The suggestion that a student ought to admit that he or she is "not very good and r e a l l o c a t e his or her effort to another subject is, truthfully, an endorsement of the abdication of a student s responsibility to himself. Moreover, the sanctioning of such admissions is an affront to the goal of a liberal arts education. (Editor's note: Points 4 through 7 were omitted with author's consent due to space limitations.) ft) "I have higher expectations of my work in English, because I feel I have a reputation to uphold." Clearly, Ms. Endsley feels responsible for a certain reputation which she claims to hold. I suggest that a working knowledge of famous philosophers and their influential theorics would cnrich Ms. Endsley's

understanding of literature and e

her high expectations. For many poets, tounpartwi i ing way. 9) // is time for us to become aware ofand take responsibility for, not only our faults, but our gifts as well. Here again, Ms. Endsley unwittingly stumbled upon a centra philosophical concep e i ea of authenticity. She correctly urged her readers to acknowledge their own '"shortcomings; or limitations. But she mistakenly proposed that they also impose limitations upon themselves. Authenticity is the project of defining oneseli in the context of one's cultural life. The only boundaries, therefore, are those of one s imagination and will. Furthermore, one s gifts include not only one s innate talents but also the opporfunities to acquire new proficiencies, Such opportunities are what Hope College offers. In c o n c l u s i o n , 1 commend Mellissa Endsley for her eagerness to share her lessons-in-learmng with the Hope College community. As she is philosophizing already, I encourage her to take greater responsibility and set higher expectations for her own thinking and writing. To Ms. Endsley and her readers: heed that perennial fortune which says, "Meeting adversity well is the source of your strength. Respectfully yours, Dai Wessman ( 94)

Student criticizes lack of enforcement of rules Dear Editor: This letter is concerning the alcohol and quiet hours policies on the Hope College campus and the lack of enforcement of these rules and policies. I find it distressing that a college such as ours that claims to be rooted in the Christian faith seems to shrink from discipline and responsibility. This letter is in response to the continual lack of respect for rules that many students here display and the lack of enforcement of rules. This letter was prompted by the chaos that occurred in Kollen Hall on Friday the 28th. This was not an isolated one time incident. No, it is like that every weekend and 1 am sick and tired of it. So, I wrote this letter to get people's attention. There are people on this campus who need quiet for studying and/or sleeping on the weekends. As foreign as it might seem to some, there are people that have to work hard on the academics or at jobs to stay as a student here at Hope. These people need quiet during Quiet Hours. They do not need unruly, disrespectful drunks out in the hallway yelling, laughing, and making fools of themselves. Quiet hours are supposed to be quiet. On Friday they are to start

at 11 p.m., not 2 or 3 a.m. like some mistakenly think. What is the cause of this problem? There are many causes. First, lack of enforcement is a cause. People are getting away with being rowdy every weekend. Extremely seldom are people punished. The rules mean nothing to the drunken animals when they are not enforced. Second: there exists a party attitude among a large number of students here. They do not care about work. They don't care about studying. They live from party to party, hangover to hangover. They are not the serious, moral students that this college needs. The problem of alcohol is another cause of the lack of quiet. It is another problem in itself. Combat the alcohol problem, (yes, naive people there is a problem with alcohol at Hope), and the quiet problem will likewise be solved. Combatting the alcohol problem will be lough, but it is imperative. Here too enforcement has been lax and permissive. First, we need to crack down hard on the alcohol in the rooms. Yes, it is in Kollen and I'm sure elsewhere as well. Second, the fraternity/sorority system here

at Hope needs to be cleaned up of abolished. Aside from what frater^ want you to believe, they are merely drinking clubs. Off-campus partieS need also to be strictly monitored b> the police. Underage drinkers are breaking the law right and left at such parties. It's a crime to drink under 21, let's treat them appropri; ately. Underage drinkers should be punished when the are discovered drunk/not just when they have 5 container in hand. Lets toughen and enorce the drinking policy. ^ Hope is a college not a bar. W5 are here to grow mentally, physically, and spiritually as Christians! We are not here to destroy our bod* ies and minds. We are not here to be abother to others. We are not here to break laws. If there is anyone whose puipose is to do that, then they should be kicked out. All the people of this campus thaf agrees with this should get involved and active to end this cancer. The various Christian organizations ancf leadership groups (like Student Conr gress) should get on the ball and push for tougher and enforced rules! Sincerely, * Jon Adamson '97

Anchor coverage of party conflict questioned Dear Editor, In light of the situation which arose on the morning of Sunday January 23rd, I feel that there has been some serious exaggeration, or perversions of the truth expressed by both "victims" and eye witnesses. ' Intheaiticlewrittenbyyourcampus editor I sense that the "locals" as you call them, or as I call them, citizens of Holland have been severely misrepresented. The use of "loaded" words in a front page story is not only unusual but brings a onesidedness that only an editorial can give. I have heard every form of the story that a Hope student could give, but for once I would love to hear both sides of the story. In the edito-

rial written by an anonymous 'Victim" ( I thought names, as a rule, were to be on the letters to the editor, but in this case we'll make an exception, eh?) the "victim" states that they were "wanning up around a grill, when they were approached." Now I am not naive enough to believe three community members were milling about Holland and decided to beat the hell out of some people by a grill, especially at a Hope College party, without some sort of harassment I am currently the Music Director at the campus radio station WTHS, perhaps you've heard of us. I have also been a part of our annual Toys for Tots benefit concert for the last two years, perhaps you've heard

of that too. Both years the event has been open to both Hope student* and the community and both year^ there was not one incident This year in fact, the crowd was made uff of almost 50% community menw bers. So, to make the brash state; ment that "there are some people who threaten our safety and secu 1 r i t y . . m a k e s it seem like we ar^ under a constant threat by people who aren't like us or do you mean by people who are not white. * I am genuinely sorry for what happened to the "victims" of thaf nights event, I just would like Uj> hear both sides of the issue. t Eric Hultgren (*96) 1 Music Director WTHS J


From the Cheap Seats Steve Shilling

by Seth Dale staff reporter

Beggars Can't Be Choosers "I get by with a little help from my friends." —The Beatles The Super Bowl marked the end of the football season, unless you're one of those who actually counts the Pro Bowl as a football game. But still, what is there to look forward to? We're still months away ' from baseball and the Final Four. The NBA and NHL are still in full swing, but they don't really start competing until the playoffs begin. Hey, what about the Winter Olympics? They're only a couple of weeks away! 1 must be feeling funny, 892 hours of ice dancing, biathalon and bobsledding really doesn't sound all that great. 1 guess that there will be some great skiing and there could be another "Miracle on Ice", but just think of all the winter sports that you won't get to see at the Olympics. Here then, are the Top 20 sports you won't be seeing at the 1994 Winter Olympics. (With a little help from my friends). 20. Bob Probert Hockey. (No sticks or pucks) 19. Body Skiing 18. Icesicle Triathalon. (Javelin, Fencing and Pole Vault). 17. The Coleco-Red Sled Toboggan Run. 16. Mixed Pairs, Downhill Hide the Schnookie. 15. European Wiener Eating Contest.

14. Bad Ski-Movie Festival. This would include Hot DogThe Motion Picture, Ski School and Ski Patrol, but not Aspen Extreme. 13. Frozen Flag Pole Licking. 12. Write your name in the snow. 11. Snow Fort Building. 10. Escort Van 500. 9. Beat the Figure Skater with a stick. 8. Blindfolded Snowmobile Racing. 7. Thin-Ice Water Rescue. (For those who insist on ice fishing in November). 6. Toro-Snow Thrower Marathon. 5. Nancy Kerrigan Pinata Beating. 4. Super Model Snowperson Sculpting. 3. Frosty the Snowman-head bowling. 2. Lunch Tray Luging. 1. Beach Volleyball. Fear not, sportsfans, the Winter Olympics might look bleaker than the winter itself, but baseball is actually right around the comer, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is a couple of weeks away and The Rollerblade Hockey League should be back on ESPN any day now. Until then, I guess that American Gladiators will just have to do and remember, the Summer Olympics are only 897 days away!

Hope Sports This Week WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:


Fri., Feb. 4, 8 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 5, 3 p.m.


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Basketball Standings Women's

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Nothing could stop the Men's and Women's swim teams from competing during Friday's ice storm; even if the other team couldn't show up. The coaches for both Hope and Adrian decided to conduct the meet anyway, by telephone. Swimmers for both schools swam in their home pools and the results from each race were reported by telephone. The Flying Dutch made the Adrian girls glad that they didn't show up as they thrashed them 8449. That kind of a blow out is becoming a regular occurrence for the Hope women, who have won every Dual Meet this year by at least 30 points. Saturday, as the roads cleared up, the Dutch traveled and troubled Albion with another rout. The Flying Dutch are looking very strong as they reach the final stretch of the regular season. They are 5-0 overall and 4-0 in the MI AA. The team has qualified for the NCAA Division Championships in every event except for the 1,000 Freestyle. The Flying Dutchmen successful season was also kept on track as they pulled out a intense 75-72 telephone victory against Adrian. This was the first time all season that the men had even been challenged in a meet. Saturday the Dutchmen were back to their old tricks as they cmshed Albion 145-91. Like the women's, their record is 5-0 overall and 4-0 in the MIAA. If the team prevails as victors in their final two contests, they will finish with an undefeated record for the second consecutive season. Both the men's and women's



)to by Hicn Blair

I CAN FLY! A Hope swimmer takes off for the butterfly leg of the 200 meter medley during Friday's meet. teams are showing just how strong they are as this season progresses. Take advantage of the opportunity to see some of the NCAA's top

s w i m m e r s as Hope battles Kalamazoo on Feb. 2 at 6p.m., and Wheaton Feb. 5 at 1p.m.

Van Wieren Collects 300th Victory by Mark Max son staff reporter Head coach Glenn Van Wieren attained another milestone victory Wednesday night, as the Hope College Flying Dutchmen posted a 9972 victory over the Bulldogs of Adrian College. Four players placed in double figures to give Van Wieren his 300th career victory as head coach. Sparked by hot shooting in the first half, the Dutchmen never trailed in the contest. Hope jumped on top 6-0 just over two minutes into the

game and led 13-3 at the 14:39 mark Dutchmen with a career high 18 of the first half. In shooting a blis- points. Eight of those points came tering 76 percent (16 of 21) in the from the forceful two-handed dunk first half, Hope increased its lead to variety. Duane Bosma('96) and 20 at the half, 51-31. The Bulldogs Dave Meulenberg ('97) each had 14 could get no closer than 16 points points. Jeff Van Fossan('96) conthe rest of the way. For the game, tributed 11. Hope finished with a 60 percent • The win keeps the Dutchmen within striking distance of the league field goal percentage. In posting another victory, Coach leaders. At two games back, Hope Van Wieren holds a sparkling 300- is looking to gain a home game for 112 record in 17 seasons at the helm. the first round of the MIAA tournaComing into this season, Van Wieren ment. For Adrian, Mike Campbell had held the fifth spot for winningest 15 points. coaches in Division III. Tom Gortsema('97) led the

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by Jeff Brown staff reporter Jeff VanFossan( t %) knew the Saturday afternoon's game against Kalamazoo was a big game. What he didn't know was how big a part he would play in it. VanFossan led the Dutchmen in scoring with a career high 22 points, 9 rebounds, and even pulled off a steal. Shooting 48 percent, 50 percent for 3 pointers, and 76 percent at the free throw line, Hope beat Kalamazoo with a final score of 83-71. Hope turned up the defense this game, playing with unusual intensity. Ahead by five at the half, Hope never let Kalamazoo get closer than two in the second half. The second half was a free throw shooting contest; both teams had about 30 free throw attempts. In fact, Hope made

more free throws than attempted field goals. In addition to VanFossan, Hope also received solid performances from Duane Bosma( < 96), Brad Duistermars ('95), and Doug Schlaff ('95), all three of whom were in double digits for points. In addition to the emotional energy supplied from Van Fossan, Tom Gortsema ('97) added his own crowd pleasing in the form of two dunks. Although not as pleasing as his four dunks against Adrian, the crowd still cheered mightily. However, this game was more than just outstanding individual performances—it was teamwork. And after a season ridden with off nights where the team couldn't get it together, this game was quite refreshing. The chemistry was nearly perfect as Hope played well both offen-

sively and more importantly, defensively. In the past, turnovers and poor defense had cost Hope a game more than once. However, this game was different Hope had 24 defensive rebounds (37 overall), 4 blocked shots, and 5 steals. Finally, Hope looked to be playing as a team. This game was a huge step in Hope's quest for the MIAA tide. In addition to moving into third place in the MIAA with , a4 - 3 record, this game has bolstered the team's confidence. Not only did Hope defeat the team once favored to sweep the league for a second time, it was also a back to back win. This victory occurred only days after the team's win over Adrian, which was Coach Glen Van Wieren's 300th victory with the Dutchmen. Hope now moves on to play Calvin this Saturday in a critical win situation.

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A&E As I Was Saying Contemporary Motions provides Mellissa Endsley a multidimentional performance


Traditional Problems 1 received a handout at a journalism conference once that contained the ' T o p Ten Considerations of College Journalism." One consideration that struck me was #6: "Don't let tradition define the contents of your newspaper." The speaker went on to explain what he was thinking about when he added that lid-bit. He said that just because your paper may have covered an annual event every year in the past doesn't mean that you absolutely HAVE to cover it—or at least not in the same way. He said that traditional stories were only good if they worked effectivly in your paper. For example, if you run a story the same way every year and everybody seems to like it and respond in a positive way and maybe even look forward to it—then you know that you are using tradition effectively in your newspaper. However, if you're doing something the same old way just because you are not quite sure of how to improve it and make it more effective, you are letting tradition interfere with your journalistic efforts. I remembered this lecture when I went home for Christmas tlasyyear. Traditionally, our family has gone up north for the holiday and stayed at our cottage with my mother's parents and her brothers and sisters and their families. We have always had a huge celebration with gifts and food and Santa and, best of all, about 25 of my family members. This year it was different. My grandmother on my dad's side of the family was diagnosed with Alzheimers last spring.She moved into a retirement home near our house in Lansing so we could be closer and help her with her increasing medical needs. As a result of her condition, my grandmother is also unable to travel. So this year we stayed home and celebrated Christmas in Lansing. At first, our family was bummed to have to stay home because we thought that Christmas away from our traditional family gathering would be depressing. But then we decided that if we could try to make

Christmas alone in Lansing just the same as Christmas at the cottage, it would make the change much easier. So we were on a mission. We cooked all the same food and bought an obnoxious load of presents for each other. We decided to make all of the same dishes that we would if we were going up north, including the 12 different kinds of cookies and the six different types of hors d'oeuvres. We wrapped our load of gifts under the tree in an attempt to simulate the giant gift unwrapping marathon that we had when all of us were up north. It was going to be g r e a t — j ^ U t e same as it had always been. You can only imagine our shock and disappointment on Christmas Eve when we all found ourselves stressed out, depressed, and arguing with each other. We had spent so much time thinking about ourselves and how to make our holiday go well, that we forgot what Christmas was all about. We had more food than the four of us could have eaten in a month, and more presents than we could have opened even if we had decided to spend all 24 hours of Christmas opening gifts. But we had made a mistake. By trying to be too traditional, we ended up having a selfish and stressful holiday. An outdated and ineffective tradition interfered with our festive efforts on Christmas just like it can with producing a quality newspaper. Because condensing traditional festivities that were supposed to include 25 people, and trying to put on the same show for four, just didn't work. This is why we have to be both aware enough to anticipate when traditions are being kept simply because we don't know what else to do, and courageous enough to make changes as they become necessary. Webster's Dictionary defines tradition as: t4 an inherited pattern of thought or action," but 1 think when you define the traditions in your own life you should take the next step and evaluate how they are working before you decide to keep things the way that they always have been.

by Heather Mumby editor-in-chief Contemporary Motions, a resident professional dance company of Hope College since 1986, provided an eclectic display of emotion and fantasy January 28 and 29 in the Knickerbocker Theater. While only three of the company's six members performed, it seemed as if there were at least ten different dancers throughout the •light. RosaEvangelinaArredondo, Elizabeth Gormly ('93) and Julio Enrique Rivera were all able to portray multiple characters and express a wide range of emotions through dance. The evening began with Gormly and Rivera in a piece entitled, "Pabobellicious." The duo performed a highly stylized view of love and equality in which each dancer took turns holding and balancing each other in various positions, exhibiting the tremendous strength of each and showing how

Theatre Department presents Scapino f by Rob Abbott staff reporter John Tammi has been known to come out on top in challenging situations. Who can forget those tense few days when we weren't sure if Evita star Elizabeth Owens (*97) would be able to sing her part in all of the performances? As a director, John Tammi looked adversity square in the face and the last few performances were just as sublimeas the first. After all that, Tammi can practically scoff at the reduced rehearsal time and initial shortage of male actors auditioning for Scapino!, the Theatre Department's first happening of •he

Spring Semester. The first cast meeting was last Saturday and opening night is Febmary 18. A little quick subtraction reveals that there's less than a month to make this full-length romantic comedy presentable. "No big deal, said Tammi,"There's never enough time. Hopefully, though, the time limitations will produce an energy that will move the play forward." Todd May C94) from Fremont, who is playing the title role of Scapino, says that the time limit would not be a problem. "Instead of tension," May said, "it will produce an excitement and a

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these individual strengths work together to form something beautiful. Following this collaborative effort, Arredondo performed a solo number entitled "Ghost Bird." On stage all alone, she seemed to be looking for a love she had lost, remembering the wonderful moments as well as the pain, which came through in her wounded expressions. After two highly emotional and romantic pieces, it was a wellplanned change of pace when Rivera performed the futuristic piece "Darkness." For this number, Rivera took on an almost mechanical personality, incorporating quick and exact movements with bursts of high energy excitement. The final number of the first set was a lively Latin piece 'Tnolvidable" which provided the perfect contrast to Rivera's previous dark, intense number. In it, Arredondo let her hair down, literally, and flounced about in a flirty Spanish inspired skirt, playing to the audience and oozing sensuality.

(The music was catchy enough to leave more than one audience member humming throughout the entire ten minute intermission.) Arredondo and Rivera began the second set with "lemanja", the story of a mermaid who seduces and then destroys a lost sailor. The fantasy came to life through the use of a mermaid t4 voice" calling to the sailor and the watery blue lighting used to simulate the ocean. The audience was mesmerized as the dancers appeared to "swim" around the stage in a game of tag which turned out to be fatal in the end. After being treated to this tale of fantasy, Gormly's solo brought the audience right back to reality in a powerful piece entitled "Ether." It was the perfect number to exhibit Gormly's tremendous strength and grace, telling the painful story of a person overcoming adversity. Next came a world premiere piece by Rivera which brought an enthu-

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Recital makes for pleasant pre-game event by Sufjan Stevens staff reporter If you chose to miss all the pregame Super Bowl activities last Sunday afternoon to drop in on the fourth Hope Faculty Recital Series, you probably weren't disappointed. Some of Hope's best faculty members performed in a scantly populated Wichers auditorium, displaying their fervor and enjoyment for music of all historical periods. Mihai Craioveanu, on violin, and Huw Lewis, on harpsichord, opened the recital with J.S. Bach's "Sonata in E Major for Violin and Continuo, BVW 1016," a piece in four part form that displays Bach's contrapuntal genius. The serene adagio is ornamented with a simple, repeating basso continuo that drives the movement. Its strong chordal quality and melancholic, pulsating pattern is quite similar to Marcello's sorrowful adagio in D minor for oboe. The allegro begins in a brisk, but comfortable meter; Craioveanu's musical form leaped and danced. He easily passed the theme to the harpsichord, where Lewis displayed his articulate precision. The adagio ma non tanto lulled the audience into dreamy ecstacy; it was difficult for Craioveanu to stay even mildly reserved during his outstanding per-

formance. The final allegro topped off the entire piece. Opening with firing arpeggios on the violin and quick bursts of harmonic energy on the harpsichord, the movement's technically challenging meter and key did not seem to phase either player. Lewis and Craioveanu pushed their way through measures of repeated runs, scales and violent arpeggios, leaving the audience stunned, yet quite satisfied. Gail Wamaar performed another famous sonata, greatly contrasting in style and sound, that was composed two centuries earlier: Paul Hindemith's "Sonata" for oboe and piano. Wamaar's sound was bright and open; she drove through the majestic opening with enthusiasm and vigor, while Roberta Kraft, on piano, played with a unique brisk lightness. Hindemith'sclever orchestration was obnoxious at times, forcing the oboe to sound more like a saxophone, at which Wamaar succeeded very well. The piece's challenging transitions strained Wamaar to her limits, but she moved from a luring and seductive sound to an obscene and obnoxious noise quite easily. The two movements, Munter and Sehr langsam, reveal Hindemith's non-tonal artistry and, perhaps, his

sensitivity to each instrument. There were subtle hints of jazz and blues within the piece, concealed behind the fervent orchestration. Thorn Working, french horn, with Mihai Craioveanu, violin, and pianist Joan C o n w a y p e r f o r m e d Johannes Brahms's "Trio, Op. 40," also known as the "Horn Trio," a powerful work that employs cunning harmonization of the three instruments. The scherzo, written in trio form, is probably the most innovative of the movements. It opens with a brisk unison base-line pattern on the piano, which is eventually accompanied by similar forms on the violin and hom. The energy persists even during the watery, dream-like arpeggios on the piano; each statement swells and grows into a lightening chord. Brahms's orchestration is romantic and soothing even during the most violent sections, displaying the emotional style of his period. Craioveanu,Conway,and Working communicated well and produced a pleasurable sound of three instruments that are usually quite challenging to blend. Working's tone was solid and controlled, Craioveanu played with his usual vigor, and Conway performed with an established leadership that unified the piece.


RobinWilliams cracks 'em up as Mrs. Doubtfire by Brian Calandra movie reviewer Two weeks ago I wrote that Grumpy Old Men was the perfect anecdote to a dreary holiday season, the only truly pleasant film in current release. Well, I was wrong. A/r5. Doubtfire, directed by Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Adventures in Babysitting), is easily just a funny and enjoyable, if not more so, than Grumpy Old Men and it is good for almost all of the same reasons. Robin Williams {Popeye. The Fisher King) stars as Daniel Hillard, a man who, after his wife, played by Sally Field {Places in the Heart, Murphy's Romance) divorces him

after fourteen years of marriage, make you laugh consistently from dresses up as an elderly English- start to finish. Especially amusing woman in order to see his kids every are an opening montage sequence where Williams terroriz s his wife day. As the heartbroken father, Will- with hysterically funny crank calls iams continues to quietly establish from prospective housekeepers, and himself as one of the most talented a confrontation in a ritzy restaurant and funny actors in films today. Ever between him and Field's new boysince his breakthrough film. Good f r i e n d , P i e r c e B r o s n a n {The Morning Vietnam, Williams has re- Lawnmower Man). Chris Colombus is extraordinar moved bit-by-bit the whirlwind anarchy that characterizes his stand- ily adept at directing films where the up comedy routines. Here his change actors are supposed to shinel as opculminates as there is absolutely no posed to plot, themes, or visual eftrace of the tasmanian devil that fects, and he pushes all the right offended as many people as it buttons, letting Williams carry the pleased. This is a formula vehicle movie on his charisma alone, which comedy, with no real surprises or see MOVIE page 7 plot twists, that does nothing but


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Living Cheap in Holland Sometimes regression is a good thing by Heather Mumby editor-in-chief — — Remember the days when the living was easy and entertainment was cheap? As children, we didn't need a lot of money to have a good time. Sometime within the last ten years, our tastes have grown more expensive and we ve forgotten the simple pleasures we enjoyed as kids^ So, this week s installment of Living Cheap is a brief list of those things we all used to find so much fun as children that, if approached in the right mindset, could prove to be just as enjoyable in our college years. • Rollerskating - For a mere $3.50 plus $1 for skates, you can whirl around in circles with your closest friends to the pulsating rhythms of Top 40 miisic. Prac-

• Finger Painting - This has al- apartment buildings on this campus ways been a favorite of elementary have at least one set of stairs in them. school teachers everywhere fc and for Also, most students own a pillow or good reason. Not only can you cre- two (or at least have a roommate ate beautiful works of art for family kind enough to loan them one). Sit and friends, but the feeling of those on the pillow and launch yourself thick, goopy paints squishing be- off the top of the stairs, bobsled tween your fingers causes quite a style. Get your friends involved and thrill. A set of finger paints is usu- pretend you're the Jamaican Bobsled ally inexpensive and scrap paper is team! Warning: You don't have the can vasof choice (found for free much control of your pillow, so warn in various recycling bins around pedestrians of your arrival by „ campus). whooping loudly. Puddle Jumping - The • Playing in the Park - Granted, recent snow accumulation is the weather right now isn't the best beginning to melt away, leav- for this kind of thing. However, it's ing in its place large something to keep in mind when the slushy puddles of temperatures begin to rise. Parks are goo. Why not put great places. They have everything on a pair of galoshes, you could possibly want for a childgrab a friend, and splash ish good time. There are swings, your way through every teeter-totters, volleyball nets, bassingle one? Sure, Mom ketball hoops, playing fields and would scream at the sight of picnic tables. Remember how much those muddy clothes and fun it was just to hang out with your scold you to no end, but; that' s friends, running from one contrapthe beauty of reliving your tion to another. One bit of advice: childhood as an adult... no you're a lot bigger than you used to parents to get on your case be and attempting a "cherry drop" about it! off the monkey bars could very well Pillow Sledding - Perhaps result in a face full of dirt. you're one of those people who You might be thinking that these doesn't particularly enjoy cold, suggestions are pretty childish and snowy wet weather. Maybe you can't imagine yourself even considdon't like getting all messy either, ering doing them in public. Well, Well, why not take a shot at one of think of it this way: your college the best-loved children's activities years can be considered the last time ofalltime—pillow sledding! As far you will have the chance to act like as I know, most residence halls and a child and actually get away with it!


tice spinning in circles under the disco ball. Impress your friends by skating backwards at supersonic speeds without running into a single pedestrian! And don't forget to participate in the ultimate rollerskating experience: a rousing game of "Shoot the Duck!"

Peer counselors refocus to educators by Justin Wainwright staff reporter Have you ever had a time when you felt out of control of your life? Maybe Team H.O.P.E. can help you. Although you may not have heard of Team H.O.P.E., they aren't necessarily new. Last year, they were a group of peer counselors; this year, however, they deal with peer education. The reason for the new name and change of goal was due to low exposure last year. Shonn Colbrunn ('94) explains, "Last year we had an office in the Sligh building, but not many students stopped by. This year, through education, we hope to

reach out to the students and make our presence known." Some campus events that have conuibuted to this goal have been "Not a Love Story" and "Great Sexpectations", both sponsoredin part byTeamH.O.P.E. "Not a Love Story" was a video shown last semester to show the destructive capabilities of pornography, and "Great Sexpectations" was a group of peer educators from Western Michigan University who dealt with sexual issues in a dramatic fashion. This week Team H.O.P.E. presented "Party Pursuit", an event that dealt with partying safely. The activities ranged from small group discus-

sions to role-playing situations. In the future. Team H.O.P.E. plans to present more events centered around emotional health such as relationships and giving friendly support. Starting next week, those interested will have an opportunity to join Team H.O.P.E. by picking up an application from the Counseling Center. There are only five members at this time, but they hope to increase their numbers so they can have more opportunities to be an active part of the student body. If you want more information about Team H.O.P.E. or would like to organize a presentation, call the Counseling Center at x7945.

'BLACX COSULmO^T^STS^TS THE BLACK ROLE MODEL: ENDANGERED SPECIES" A lecture given by Eric Gray Director of Holland Teen Ministry

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Talented cyclist coasts down the road to 2000 by Jodi McFarland staff reporter Many people dream of being in the Olympics, but for most these dreams die long before they have a chance to take root. This is not so for J e f f r e y H o l w e r d a ( ' 9 7 ) , whose Olympic dream still lives, and may nctbejustadream. Last year Holwerda was among the top five cyclists on the Junior National Cycling Team, riding his bike evercloser to the ultimate goal: the Olympics. Because Holwerda was not among the top nine out of about 200 cyclists at Nationals, he was not able to go on and compete in the Junior World Championships in Australia. He went from one of the top five, to, as he put it, "just above average," and from the regimented life of training to the college life of Hope. "In order to train at that level there's no way I could be at school at all," he says, explaining that in training he rode about six hours each day. Holwerda's talent as a cyclist has given him an unusual taste of life thus far. He graduated from high school a semester early to move to the Olympic training center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with the rest of the Junior National Team, and was able to compete in 75 different races last summer. "I got to travel a lot, and just basically live the life of a cowboy," says Holwerda, who raced in five different states in one month. When asked if it was hard leaving his high school life early, Holwerda says it was worth it. He missed his senior prom to race in the Tour de Martinique, but was able to attend his commencement ceremony. Does he have any regrets? "Not at all," he answers. "This was a once in a lifetime thing." Having put serious cycling on

Holwerda temporary hold does not mean Holwerda's cycling aspirations are gone, however. He explains that cycling will always be in his future, although perhaps it will be less intense. His Olympic hopes have not been deserted, and Holwerda eyes the 2000 Olympics speculatively. He knows that to get up to that level, he would have to give up everything else. "It's a pyramid, and only a few make it to the top," he says. As each day passes, Holwerda gets ever closer to the decision he will eventually have to make: Should he train hard in cycling or try to live a normal life? He battles with conflicting goals for his future, feeling that he couldn't have both a family and a cycling career. For now, however, Holwerda is concentrating on college, and is content to let the questions in his future remain unanswered. "Everybody's life is uncertain," he shrugs, as if the uncertainty of finding a summer job is equal to that of being an Olympic hopeful. He is secure with the philosophy that has taken him this far in life:"Do whatever and be happy with what you're doing and everything will work out."

Movie Continued form page 6 Williams is perfectly capable of doing. Aside from a few scene stealing smiles by the too-cute-to-betrue youngest daughter, this is Williams's film from start to finish. Perhaps what is most amazing about the films is that there are really no sight gags to speak of, just one side-splitting line after another. It makes you wonder how much of the film was Williams simply adlibbing. All of the other adults in the picture are inherently stupid, but the film is so easy going that one can effortlessly suspend disbelief and just sit back and enjoy the show.

• There are some melancholy moments of reality, at the very beginning and near the end, but these let you take the film seriously, to a certain extent and it becomes all the more heartwarming. Aside from the fact that at over two hours it goes on about itself for a little loo long, Mrs. Doubtfire, much like 1993's Dave, is a wonderfully entertaining movie-going experience. Let's just hope that Hollywood does not look at its staggering gate receipts and decide to make a sequel. This deserves to stand alone.

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siastic response from the audience. "Cold" began in silence, with Rivera seeming to awaken from a nightmare. He pulled a photo of a loved one from his belt and then reflected on how "cold" his life was without her. The piece concluded with Rivera crumpling the photo into a ball and throwing it on the floor as the audience exploded into applause. One would think it would be difficult to follow an act like that. However, Arredondo and Gormly were up to the task in a truly moving piece entitled "Broken Angels." While the styles of each dancer were quite different, they worked in telling the story of two very different women experiencing a similar painful experience and how they were dealing with their pain. By the end of the show, audience members had been exposed to a variety of feelings, ranging from deep emotional love to intense pain. They responded with genuine enthusiasm and thanks for an evening of first rate entertainment. All woiks were staged by Rivera, who is the company's founder and artistic director as well as a professor in Hope's dance department. Arredondo has been a member of


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Student Organizations FeUowship of Christian Students Mon., 7:30 p.m. in Dinment 12. InterVarsity Christian FeUowship Fri., 8:30 in One Rm., Phelps Hall. ACOA - (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Mon. contact Counciling Center call x7945. Environmental Issues Group Thu., 6:30 p.m. in Lubbers 107. Amnesty International Thur., 8 p.m. in Kletz. Student Congress TTiu., 8 p.m. in Maas Conference rm. Public welcome. Nurses Christian Fellowship Fri., 8:30-9:45 a.m. in Georgetown United Methodist Church. Womens Issues Orginization Tu., 11 a j n . , in WI Center, Chapel Basement. Habitat for HumanityThu., 6:30 p.m., Dinment 10. Eating Disorders Support GroupTue., contact Counciling Center x7845. Spanish ClubWed., 7:30 p.m. in Graves 201. Sexual Assult Support GroupThu. Contact Counciling Center x7945.

SAC movie Fri.-Sun., Feb. 4-6, Cool Runnings, Fri. & Sat., 7 and 9:30 nightly. Sun. 6 p.m.. Winants Aud.. Knickerbocker Theatre Nov. 5-11, The Long Day Closes, 7 & 9:15 nightly.

Campus Events SeminarFri, Feb. 4, Biology 3 p..m., Peale B50 Fri., Feb. 4 Chemistiy 4, Pfeale B50. Career Planning WoikshopsWed., Feb. 2 , 7 : 3 0 p.m., Maas Mon., Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m. Kletz. Tues., Feb. 6 , 6 : 0 0 p.m., Sligh Bldg.. Call x7950 to register. Amnesty International Sweater SaleThur. A Fri., Feb. 3 & 4 , 9 a.m., DeWitt Lounge. Philedelphia Semester Fall '94Wed., 4:30 p.m. Lubbers 101 The Black Role ModelFri., 5:30 p.m. Maas


Call The Anchor (x7877) with additional times and dates of campus events 8 The Anchor February 2,1994


run until 2 a.m., it will now only run until midnight. "This is going to be a really different shuttle service," Terpstra said, Though the changes may put an end to some problems, Terpstra said he is not sure students will receive the

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news well. "I think there's going to be such an uproar about this," he said. "Students are going to say they took the van to keep them safe and now that safety no longer exists."

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