Page 1

F e b > r u


2 0 0 5


s w 3 3 t

'( it I M I i i H '


Hope College

Holland, M i c h i g a n

A student-run nonprofit publication

S e r v i n g t h e Hope Coilege C o m m u n i t y for 117 years

Siblings Weekend: a swinging good time A m a n d a Zoratli CAMPUS BEAT


Friday through Sunday, the Social Aclivilies C o m m i u e e (SAC) will be sponsoring the annual Siblings Weekend, featuring activities related to this y e a r ' s theme, "Welc o m e to the Jungle." T h e event is intended for brothers, sisters, cousins, friends, and other children to spend lime with Hope students on campus. "Siblings Weekend is a chance f o r Hope students to bring the kids involved in their lives on to campus and experience c o l l e g e with them." said Diana B reel aw, Assistant dean of students. "We work on it for about a year. T h e r e is a big g r o u p of students

working on every detail, from ord e r i n g b a l l o o n s to p r e p p i n g the pool to the w e l c o m e packets, so it lakes hundreds of hours to put it all together," Breclaw said. Registration is f r o m to 7:00 Frid a y night at the S t u d e n t U n i o n Desk. All siblings will receive a packet of information on the weekend, as well as get checked in and have plenty of lime to gel situated b e f o r e the evening begins. T h e w e e k e n d k i c k s off with a " D i v e In Movie." which is exactly what it sounds like. At 8 Friday night, students and siblings can go to the D o w and "dive in" the pool a n d e n j o y " T a r z a n " on t h e big screen. Grab your bathing suit and join the party, but leave your rafts.

floalies, toys and inner t u b e s at h o m e — S A C will supply them for you. " J u m a n j i " is also playin as the regular S A C movie on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., 9 p.m.. and midnight, or 3 p.m. on Sunday, all in Graves Hall. Saturday includes activities for siblings of any age, ranging from " C r a f t s and C a r t o o n s " at Phelps D i n i n g Hall f r o m 1 0 a . m . until noon. From I to 2 p.m., siblings can attend the Lil' C h e m Club in the new Science Center and experiment with chemistry, and from 3 to 5 p.m. the Kiel/ will be hosting a "Jungle S a f a r i ' " including cool prizes and a variety of m y s t e r y

This year's jungle theme promises a swingin' time m o r e SIBS o n 2


Women in Black active on campus

CamVuS Briefs

Lindsey M a n t h e l -W—*


Every Thursday morning, a group of Hope w o m e n stand silently outside Lubbers Hall. Dressed entirely in black, these w o m e n say nothing, but through their silence speak vol-

Freshman sailor Olympic-bound 4

D r e w W i e r d a ( 08) and t e a m m a t e Don Thinschmidt have secured their place on ihe 2005 U.S. Sailing Team wilh their fourth place win in the international Tornado Series of the Rolex Miami O l y m p i c C l a s s R e g a t t a . T h e fourth place finish brings them one step closer to their 2008 O l y m p i c dream. Last year, the pair competed in the 2004 Athens O l y m p i c Trials with the help of their O l y m p i c coaches Jonathon Ferrar and Pete Conway. T h e m e n ' s sailing vocation began with the M a c a t a w a Bay Junior Association and has continued since.

umes. These w o m e n are part of a worldwide organization called W o m e n in Black. Founded in Israel in 1988 by Israeli and Palestinian w o m e n protesting the occupation of the West Bank. W o m e n in Black has since spread to more than 2 0 countries. Women in Black w a s introduced on Hope's c a m p u s earlier this year by several w o m e n w h o felt so strongly about pacifism thai they wanted to do something about it. " A f t e r the (2004) election ended, a small group of us women involved with the Hope Democrats found ourselves fast friends. O n e night. Larissa Mariano ( ' 0 7 ) brought u p a m o v e m e n t that w a s s p r e a d i n g a c r o s s the w o r l d , a n d n o w A m e r i c a , k n o w n as the W o m e n in Black.

Native American baskets on display Native American baskets donated by Hugh DePree in 1999 are being displayed in the Van Wylen Library. T h e b a s k e t s vary in o r i g i n and c o n t e n t , showing everything f r o m feathers to beads lo cornstalks. Most of them originated in the A m e r i c a n n o r t h w e s t o r southwest or in Alaska. T h e sizes of the vessels d i f f e r from storage j u g s to tiny bowls that fit in the palm of o n e ' s h a n d . T h e library a l s o has several books on ihe Native American baskets for students interested in further study.

. T





G R I E V I N G 1M


IN B L A C K .



Women in Black stand in silend vigil to protest violence around the world. "With all of our energy, w e felt that we could direct it lo this," said Amy O ' C o n n e l l ('07), o n e of the student leaders of Women in Black. T h e organization is a loose collection of w o m e n w o r l d w i d e w h o are c o n n e c t e d

through their c o m m o n longing f o r peace, equality, and an end to violent behaviors in society. Although the organization has no central governing body and no set of rules that guide how vigils are held, it is generally understood that the groups are primarily women and that their meetings consist of silent, nonviolent protest in public places such as busy roadways or parks, according to the organization's website, (www.womeninblack.org) At vigils, w o m e n wear black because it signifies mourning in many cultures. In a sense, the vigils are held in mourning those w h o have been lost in war and those w h o will be lost in future acts of violence. "Together w e can educate, inform and influence public opinion, and so try to make w a r an unthinkable option," said the Women in Black website. T h e W o m e n in Black c h a p t e r at H o p e meets every Thursday morning f r o m 11:30 to noon in a silent vigil in the s h a d o w s of

more BLACK on 2

College celebrates undergrad research Students present summer research projects Research student Samara Webb ('05) explains her project, "The Effects of Food Vocabulary on the Eating Behaviors of Low Income Preschoolers," t o student Bekki Sexton ('07). Webb was one of many students t o present a project at last Friday's Undergraduate Research Celebration at the Haworth Center. A/VCHOf? P H O T O C O U R T E S Y A M A N D A ZORATTI

Inside Anchor@Hope.Edu (616) 395-7877

Guitarists unite Arts, page 3

Jeering not Cheering Spotlight, page 4

Professors and faith Infocus, page 5

Basketball Sports, page 8



F e b r u a r y 2, 2 0 0 5

CIT reevaluates campus computing needs Evelyn Daniel SENIOR STAFF REPORTER

As more and m o r e sludcnls— now nearly 9 0 % — i n v e s t in personal computers or laptops for their own use, the need for general access to computers in residence halls is gradually diminishing. Hope students and faculty alike know the importance of using technology as a pan of learning in an ever-advancing world, as evident by the promin e n c e of e v e r y t h i n g from PowerPoint presentations to the use of Moodle. As a result, academic d e p a r t m e n t s continue to request computers tailored to their needs, l o a d e d with h i g h - t e c h and f r e quently expensive programs fundamental to the education of students trying to stay ahead of the curve. Hope has dedicated itself to integrating technology with classroom learning, maintaining a computer to student ratio of 5.7 to 1.

However, the sheer number of computers on campus, if compiled with purchases of new computers for departmental use. grows beyond what the college can support. One of the possible solutions being considered for this problem is a relocation of some of the computers currently in residential buildings into academic buildings, where they can be specialized for department needs. "If we decide we want to fund departmental labs, we have to ask if there is an area we can reduce spending," said Carl Heidcman. Director of Computing for CIT. "One area that we can d o that is in the residential computer labs." •'We know that the P C ' s in the residence halls require the highest level of service (often due to abuse), that they are used frequently for gaming vs. academic purposes, and that they are more likely to be used to access inappropriate sites," said Provost J a m e s Boelkins. "Thus, we are discussing how best to meet the needs within the residence halls while being good stewards of all our resources."

We are discussing how best to meet the needs within the residence halls while being good stewards of all our resources. mammnammmmmmomm -^James Boelkins, Provost

Boelkins reassures students that the college is not planning to remove all computers from residence halls, nor is change immediately imminent. In addition, with recent security updates, all students now have 24-hour computer lab access in the major academic buildings. While many students use the lab computers for research, typing papers, o n l i n e q u i z z e s , and class projects, others use them for recreational purposes, like games and instant messaging programs. For most, it is a combination of the two. "1 have gone to use [the lab] when my computer was giving me trouble. They are fast and d o n ' t have a lot of extra stuff that 1 don't need on them. They are all hooked up to the printer, so 1 find it very nice if I ever have to go and print off a paper," said Sarah Oosterink ('08), who shared a computer with her sister the during the fall. "The area where the computers are located is a good place to work and I find that 1 get more done there t h a n if I w a s in my r o o m , " Oosterink said. Any changes would be long-term and incremental, taking into account the input of students and what would best serve their educational needs.



Sarah Oosterink (408) works on her laptop computer. As technology advances, personal computers are becoming more prominent on campus. "If students come to us and say they really need residential computers for academic use, we'll listen to that. If they are willing to give that up in order to gel more specialized departmental labs or academic labs, we will listen to that too," Heideman said. "Before we make changes in PC locations, we will survey needs, listen to what students have to say. and then eventually make decisions that match the majority of needs with

the resources we have," Boelkins said. "Students can also help by using these resources wisely and respecting properly as a college resource." Ultimately, any plans for the future will be made in light of what best serves the college community. The result will be a campus that is more thoroughly prepared for what it will face when entering the fastpaced, technological advanced work world to come.

SIBS from 1

Saturday night is also packed with events. At 7:30. Phelps is opening their doors for an ice cream social, followed by the weekend entertainer "Travelin' Max," who is bringing his 'Traveling Super Party" there at 8:00

p.m. It is also suggested that students use this day to show their siblings around campus, introduce them to friends, or just hang out and enjoy each other's company. For students with older siblings, S A C has provided a slightly different itinerary. Friday night entails a bowling trip at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at 12:10-1:30 p.m. siblings are invited to the Edge Ice Arena for open skate, and from 2:00-4:00 p.m. siblings have the option of Roller Skating at the Grand Roller Rink or shopping at the Westshore/Holland Outlet mall. These events meet at the Student Union Desk and transportation in provided. "1 think it's a great opportunity for everyone to see Hope College because it's so cool and I really like it, so I want them to like it, loo," said Sarah Cochrane ('08). 4 'My 17year-old-brother is c o m i n g and 1 want to make sure he has a good time." Siblings of the opposite sex under the age

Phelps Dining Costs Children 4 or yonnger eat Ireeffl Children a g e s 5 H : $ 2 breakfast $2.50 lunch, $3.00 dinner. $3.00 Sunday brunch Children a g e s 12+: $4.00 breakfast $5.00 lunch. $ 6 . 0 0 dinner. $6.00 Sunday brunch

of nine are invited to spend the night with their sibling. Siblings older than nine, however, must stay in same-sex accommodations. Talk to friends and find someone willing to share their room for a night, but Hope College housing policy requires the rules be followed very specifically, both for the comfort of the students and the well-being of the siblings. It is recommended that siblings come prepared for the weekend. Don't forget a sleep-

ing bag and pillow, clothes, pajamas, toiletries, a bathing suit and towel, snacks, and money for meals. Pre-regislralion is required. Forms can be found in Student Development and more detailed information can be found at X7882 or by emailing sac@hopc.edu. " I ' m really excited for my sister to come because I don't have a punching bag here at school," joked Katie Burkhardt (*08). "It's going to be a lot of fun."

BLACK from 1

A - 1


mm The British chapter, shown above, opposes militarism, war and other forms of violence. The silent vigil is a show of support for peace with justice.

Lubbers and Phelps. "This group stands for the struggles in recognition, support, and love. It is the most pure and simple act someone can do-dedicate time for the effort of peace," O ' C o n n e l l said. Women in Black offers a safe and powerful outlet for students who are against violence. O'Connell's advice to those wishing to get involved is this: "Come. Stand. We all do work outside of Women in Black, but that time, each week, unites us. And never give up hope for world peace." she said. Overall, Women in Black is a group trying to make their mark on the world, one vigil at a time. The

This group stands for the struggles in recognition, support, and love. It is the most pure and simple act someone can do- dedicate time for the effort of peace. —Amy O'Connell, ('07) tmaswmama&mma

w o m e n involved on c a m p u s beseech other students to stand up and take notice of what is going on in the world around them and make a difference if they do not like what they see. "People think that peace is such an abstract concept, but it isn't. It

is merely a more difficult path involving negotiation versus killing an enemy because they stand in opposition," said O'Connell.For more information, visit www.womenin black.net , www.womenin b l a c k . o r g or w w w . c h o r l e y 2 . dem.co.uk/wib, html.


F e b r u a r y 2, 2 0 0 5

V v n c l i o r

Guitarist duo will explore unique sound Carlos de la Barrera and Paul Vondizla will perform together for the first time Nicholas Engel S E N I O R S T A F F REPORTER

Conccrt guitarists Carlos de la Barrera and Paul Vondiziano will p e r f o n n logeiher for ihe first lime this c o m i n g Saturday at Hope. Both artists have performed in solo recitals worldwide, and both have played with regional o r c h e s t r a s , but they h a v e n e v e r performed logeiher. T h e dual performance gives the guitarists a unique way to explore new pieces. V o n d i z i a n o is " a n a r i s t o c r a t a m o n g g u i t a r i s t s . " a c c o r d i n g t o E v e r t L u l z of " D e l f t s c h e C o u r a n i , " a Netherlands-based newspaper. Carlos de la Barrera g r e w u p in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and c a m e to ihe United S t a t u s in 1991 on a s c h o l a r s h i p to t h e University of Cincinnati C o n s e r v a t o r y of Music, where he w o r k e d on his M a s t e r ' s degree in Classical Guilar Performance. He studied u n d e r J o r g e M a r t i n e z Z a r a t e and graduated s u m m a c u m laude in 1994. Since then, de la Barrera has been both a

t e a c h e r a n d an a w a r d - w i n n i n g c o n c e r t guitarist De la Barrera served as Director for the Classical Guilar Workshop at Grand Valley a n d c u r r e n t l y t e a c h e s c l a s s i c a l g u i l a r at Grand Valley, Calvin College, and Aquinas College. H e is also president of the G r a n d R a p i d s C l a s s i c a l G u i t a r S o c i e t y . De la Barrera boasts a history of p e r f o r m a n c e s all around the Grand Rapids area. He recently played at Calvin College; performed guitar c o n c e r t o s w i t h the H o l l a n d S y m p h o n y Orchestra, ihe A n d r e w s University S y m p h o n y Orchestra, and ihe G r a n d Rapids S y m p h o n y Orchestra; and just last M o n d a y g a v e a recital at Aquinas College. " | A n ] elegant and beautiful performance," said C h r i s C a v a n a u g h . a s t a f f w r i t e r at Calvin."!He] displayed virtuosity and mastery of the classical guilar technique." De la Barrera's career as a concert guilarisi has laken him throughout the Americas. T h e Centro Cultural Recoleta, in Buenos Aires, A r g e n t i n a ; Vale Benelto, in Santa M a n a . Brazil; and Centro Cultural para las Ailes, in M o n t e v i d e o . U r u g u a y , all h o s t e d de la Barrera. He also won the W G U C - F M Performance Competition and achieved semi-finalist ai the Great Lakes International

Classical Guitar Competition. " B a r r e r a ' s virtuosity and Latin style captivated the audience." said Alan Scheidl. classical music critic, about his W G U C - F M live broadcast. Paul V o n d i z i a n o h a i l s f r o m L a r n a c a . Cyprus. He c a m e lo America for college and e a r n e d a M a s t e r of M u s i c d e g r e e f r o m Duquesne University (Pennsylvania) b e f o r e heading back lo Cyprus in order lo lour on continental Europe.Vondiziano's European t o u r t o u c h e d G e r m a n y , ihe N e t h e r l a n d s , Sweden, Norway, and Scotland, as well as Cyprus. " . . . P a u l Vondiziano has contributed substantially to musical life in Cyprus." said Lilsa K o u l a l a r i - l o a n n o u . Director of the European Conservatory of Music in Cyprus and fellow concert musician. V o n d i z i a n o p l a y s a v a r i e t y of m u s i c , including both his o w n works and various transcribed works of J. S. Bach. A new album r e l e a s e d in 2 0 0 4 f e a t u r e s e v e n m o r e of Bach's music recorded on classical guilar. He a l s o e n j o y s e x p e r i m e n t i n g with d i f f e r e n t sounds to g o along wilh his guilar. and at various limes has recorded with a piano, a string quartet, even a choir. " I H e is a] superb guitarist...a sensitive

Guitarist Carlos de la Barrera. musician in full c o m m a n d of his instrument. He is not only technically p r o f i c i e n t but also admirably at h o m e wilh the neo-classical idiom of | h i s | music," said Gerald Elliot, music critic for the Grand Rapids Press. T i c k e t s f o r the S a t u r d a y . F e b r u a r y 5 c o n c e r t are $5 f o r s t u d e n t s a n d c a n b e purchased at the DeWitt ticket office.

Cabin fever? Midwinter flicks at the Knick The Knickerbocker Theatre hosts yet another collection of unique films Andrea Vandenburgh SENIOR STAFF REPORTER

S t a r l i n g on F e b r u a r y 12, t h e K n i c k e r b o c k e r Theatre will o n c e again p r e s e n t its W i n t e r Film Series. T h i s s e a s o n ' s series will present a wide range of independently reJeased films, touching on all possible subjects. T h e series o p e n s on Saturday, F e b r u a r y 12, a n d c o n t i n u e s the following week, Monday. February 14 through Thursday, February 17 with Lightning in a Bottle. T h i s

documentary film showcases some of t o d a y ' s most talented musical artists preparing and finally performing a one-of-a-kind blues show. Featuring p e r f o r m a n c e s by s o m e old favorites such as B.B. King and Buddy Guy. as well as the o n e - o f - a - k i n d p e r f o r m a n c e s by Bonnie Raitt, Mos Def, and m e m b e r s of Aerosmith, this film is filled w i l h n o n - s t o p m u s i c and laughs. A must f o r m u s i c lovers, no mailer what your favorite genre is. T h i s film is rated PG-13 and has a r u n n i n g t i m e of I h o u r and 4 0 minutes, it will be shown at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. each night. T h e series continues wilh Seducing Mr. Lewis, running from M o n d a y , F e b r u a r y 21 t h r o u g h

Saturday, February 26. This m u l t i p l e a w a r d w i n n i n g film is about a small fishing community in a small French-Canadian town that has the opportunity of g a i n i n g a large manufacturing plant. However, the company isn't willing to m o v e u n l e s s i h e y can find a doctor. Dr. Lewis, a plastic surgeon from Montreal comes into town and agrees to stay awhile. Just as the doctor is beginning to b e c o m e a c c u s t o m e d to the lifestyle, the trouble starts. T h i s film is not rated, and is in French with English subtitles. T h e film shows at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. nightly, and has a running lime of 1 hour and 4 9 minutes. Showing on Monday. February 28 through Saturday. March 5 is

Postmen in the Mountains. This is a C h i n e s e film e x p l o r i n g the relationship between a father and son. T h e father has spent his life delivering mail to the remote mountain areas of Hunan, China by foot, causing him to be absent for mosl of his s o n ' s life. T h e trip eventually b e c o m e s too physically hard for the father, and because only his son can take over. F a t h e r a n d son a c c o m p a n y o n e another on the three day trip, in w h i c h w i s d o m is s h a r e d a n d emotions run high. T h e film is not r a t e d , a n d is in M a n d a r i n w i l h English subtitles. T h e film shows at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. nightly and has a running lime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. T h e f i l m e n d s wilh W h a t the

B L E E P D o We Know?! showing T h u r s d a y , M a r c h 10 t h r o u g h Saturday, March 12; and Monday, March 14 through Saturday, March 19. T h i s film is a mix of different film styles, using ions visual cffccls. A w o m a n ' s search for answers about her life leads her to a fantastic A l i c e - i n - W o n d e r l a n d experience when her daily, uninspired life begins to fall apart. T h e f i l m is nol r a t e d , a n d is considered appropriate for mature teenagers. The film shows at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. nightly and has a r u n n i n g t i m e of 1 h o u r a n d 4 8 minutes. Tickets are $6 f o r adults and S5 for senior citizens, and will be sold al the door.

Butch's plays host to Hope student's art Nathan Klay, a studio art and philosophy double major, displays unique photography based upon the issues of women Holly B e c k e r m a n STAFF REPORTER

H o p e student N a t h a n Klay most likely views life a little differently than average the H o p e C o l l e g e m a l e s t u d e n t . K l a y is a feminist. A feminist is one who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes. While this is not the only characteristic that d e f i n e s Klay, a n d w h i l e he d o e s not act outwardly upon his belief, Klay is captivated by the past and present social condition of women. Klay has put together a 19-piece art show which is currently featured at Butch's Dry Dock. On Saturday, February 5. an open house will be held f r o m 5-7 p.m. at Butch's to introduce Klay's work which will be on display through March.

Klay w a s raised by his mother starting al age one after his parenls divorced. He grew up believing w o m e n were socially equal lo men since his m o t h e r w a s and still is an e c o n o m i c s professor here at Hope. Learning about w o m e n in the ' 5 0 s and their social situation was foreign to Klay, and the history, images and advertisements fascinated and humored him. "1 grew u p thinking it w a s the norm for w o m e n to be professors and be treated fairly in society compared to m e n , " Klay said. K l a y ' s s h o w at B u t c h ' s D r y D o c k is p h o t o g r a p h i c , but f o c u s e s around key c o n c e p t s of w o m e n , their sanity and the raising of children. His s h o w is m a d e u p of both his o w n photographs and borrowed o r found works. T h e images are in black and white and color, and on Saturday each piece will feature a plaque underneath the image with a quote, p o e m o r p h r a s e that h e l p s c o n n e c t t h e concept with the image. "1 want people to let their minds w a n d e r between the images and the text, f r o m piece to piece, connecting piece to piece," Klay said. Klay is s p e c i f i c a l l y f a s c i n a t e d by this

reccurring idea in the 4 50s of the stay-at-home m o m wilh relation to a w o m a n ' s sanity. In studying women of this lime period, Klay said he c a m e to the conclusion that people really thought that if a woman

the creation or appreciation of a traditional art object such as a painting o r sculpture. Klay has taken images and scanned, cropped and altered with the computer them to besi convey his message. T h i s type of art Klay became streswd I want people to let their e x p e r i m e n t e d with is different f r o m what he or f r u s t r a t e d minds wander between the has done in the p a s t In ch.id.xn"1^ images and the text, from '01 Klay had a show at Butch's Dry D o c k that p e r f o r m i n g the piece to piece, connecting f e a t u r e d his p a i n t i n g s household duties n / e C G tO piGCe and a wall s c u l p t u r e . something must Klay's art emphasis is in be wrong w i t h Y p ainting, and more her ~ the w o m a n recently he added a photograph emphasis. must be insane and go on medication if she Klay is a non-traditional Hope s t u d e n t He doesn'i fit what society d e e m s as the right is older than the majority of the student body mold. because he took a few years off due to an " T h r o u g h my work I a m p o k i n g fun at illness. H e is a current junior majoring in both some of the old ideas. T h e show to me is philosophy and studio art. serious yet playful," Klay said. "It is a visual " M y interest in philosophy is where my exploration of ideas of what makes us w h o fascinaiion for major ideas and concepts that w e arc. o c c u r t h r o u g h o u t society p r o b a b l y c a m e T h i s type of art Klay constructed is called f r o m , " Klay said. "That is probably why I conceptual art. Conceptual art by definition got into c o n c e p t u a l art a n d o n e reason I is art that is intended to convey an idea or formulated this show." concept to the audience and need not involve



% \ n c K o r

F e b r u a r y 2, 2 0 0 5

Hope HocKey fans In the penalty box for nnsportsman-like conduct SPOTLIGHT J e n n y Cencer SPOTLIGHT EDITOR

S a t u r d a y ' s g a m e proved lo be victorious in Hope's favor, but only for those on the ice. Hope fans are reported lo have arrived at the arena in droves, eager to support the D u t c h m e n ice hockey team on the 29lh of January. Enthusiastic support, however, evolved into r a u c u s d i s p l a y s of crude c o m m e n t s and disrespectful behavior. Although the i n f a m o u s rivalry b e t w e e n H o p e and C a l v i n w a s definitely present, it w a s to such a degree that some H o p e fans left in shame and disgust before the final

that Hope College demonstrated a poor form of sportsmanship. The audience w a s completely desensitized to the importance of being considerate to the Calvin team." Splattered with orange and blue paint, Dutchmen fans wildly cheered the puck every time it shot over the Knight's blue line. H o m e made signs were hefted throughout the stands, taunting Calvin supporte r s as w e l l as e n c o u r a g i n g the hometeam. S o m e Hope students, however, w e r e m o r e d i s c o u r a g e d by these d i s p l a y s than the o p p o s i n g team was. "They were yelling 'bullshit Calvin' and 'Calvin sucks.* S o m e

w e r e very unclothed. T h e r e w a s even a sign that read Hope College Puck "Em Up." It was very inappropriate especially since there were families with children there." Ritter said. She recalled one sign that w a s especially offensive and read, "Calvin girls play the rusty trombone." T h e spectator w h o jeered and shook it also violently banged on the rink glass, disrupting the g a m e and receiving a warning f r o m the ref. Following the delay of game, a Calvin athlete lay crouched on the ice for approximately 10 minutes f r o m possibly a stray stick to the face. Rather than respectfully holding their p e a c e while he w a s as-

score their final goals of the evening, Hope fans left their sportsmanship in the penalty box. From blue line to . blue line, m a n y students wore their colors proudly h o w e v e r some ruthless insulted the Calvin athletes in front of their o w n parents, w h o were also in the stands. Emily T i m m o n s ( ' 0 7 ) said, "We all love watching a g a m e , but it's hindered by bad sportsmanship and it's really unfortunate that having such a strong worship program and Christian community at Hope we d o n ' t show Christ's love when given the opportunity to do so." Next season, H o p e fans, d o n ' t cross check our guests, face oils are for the ice.

There's no hate involved, we respect our opponents, but we hate to lose to them -Mike Petrusma, Calvin Hockey Coach sisted from the ice, many H o p e students began booing at him. Johanna Swason ( ' 0 6 ) said, "Yea it was a l i t t l e n a s t y , b u t hey, e v e r y o n e clapped when he got up...come on it's a Hope Calvin game, it's hockey, and it's going to be rowdy." A s the D u t c h m e n faced o f f to

score. Andrea Ritter (*06) said. "1 felt

t .


T h e i n f a m o u s Hope/ Calvin rivalry was f e a t u r e d in the J u n e / July 20(14 issue of the A m e r i c a n Hockey M a g a z i n e Preview

A Civil W a r Heated rivals on the ice. players for Hope and Calvin Colleges toe the line between love and hale. Cameron Eickmeyer A H M P WRITER

Hope College and Calvin College have created an athletic rivalry that some would say is more like a friendly family feud. Signs of that friendship could be found in the stands during the 2004 American Collegiate Hockey Association Div. Ill National Tournament in Scottsdale, Ariz. If Calvin players weren't playing, they could be found in the stands rooting for Hope, and vice versa. T h e teams never met in the tournament, but played four times during the season with

rivalry." says Calvin freshman Jen Evans, as clutches her Knights thundersticks in one hand and a sign f o r her brother. Matt, a sophom o r e d e f e n s c m a n . in the

Georgia in the finals. Are fans and athletes alike Calvin edging Hope " T h a t ' s w h y hockey willing to forfeit theirmoral in three of the conintegrity and sportsmanship is such a g r e a t sport. tests before heading to manipulate numbers on a You can beat each other t o A C H A Div. Ill Nascoreboard? u p out there and then t i o n a l s . C a l v i n finshake hands." ished the year with a T h e rivalry between the t w o Michigan29-1-0 record, a setting a school mark for based liberal arts schools began in 1917 with victories. Its only loss w a s a 6-2 defeat to an " u n o f f i c i a l " basketball g a m e b e t w e e n Hope in the championship g a m e of the reH o p e ' s varsity t e a m a n d a g r o u p of disgional tournament. gruntled Calvin students, w h o w e r e later Jason Koole, a junior winger for Calvin, barred f r o m graduation ceremonies for playsays the t w o teams act like best friends off ing the game. It has grown into a competithe ice. and the respect they have for each tion that has received recognition on the naother makes the rivalry all the better. tional level while becoming ingrained in lo"If w e ' v e gotta lose, I'd rather lose to them," says Koole, w h o scored two goals in Calvin's 5-0 victory over the University of

cal legend. "Everyone k n o w s about the Calvin. Hope

other. Her sister, Stacy, d o e s n ' t go to either school but said she still feels the rivalry. "I felt like 1 went to Calvin even though I didn't go there," she said. M i k e P e t r u s m a , w h o played s o c c e r at Calvin and n o w coaches the h o c k e y team, says that although the g a m e s can be physically intense, the rivalry never gets ugly. He proudly adds there are never fights between the schools. " T h e r e ' s no hate involved, we respect our opponents, but w e hate to lose to them," he says. H o p e head coach C h r i s Van T i m m e r e n a g r e e s that the rivalry is " v e r y i n t e n s e . " Hockey, he says, seems to increase competition due to the physical nature of the sport.



F e b r u a r y 2, 2 0 0 4

Faculty aren't homogeneously Christian Some freely share their faith Some are private Others aren't Christian

w e hire people w h o have a mature understanding of the Christian faith. And w e hire those that articulate this idea uniquely to our


" W h a f s a Christian?" asked Jim Boclkins, Hope College p r o v o s l / ' H o w can you distinguish s o m e o n e w h o understands faith? 7 ' According to the Board of Trustees, "it is expected that Hope faculty, as a whole, will be predominantly Christian." Hope requires that faculty and staff hold a mature understanding of the Christian faith, although faculty m e m b e r s are not required to p r o f e s s Christianity. " H o p e C o l l e g e d o e s n ' t require faculty members to sign a statement of faith (as Jewish professors are present). Hope doesn't discriminate against denominations of Christianity," Boelkins said. "We have a wide variety of interpretations of Christianity among faculty. T h i s diversity is what makes Hope a unique Christian school, but it also creates a certain level of tension because we a r e n ' t homogeneous." H o p e e m b r a c e s this diversity by hiring non-Christians, but Provost Boelkins said thai hiring non-Christian professors is a sensitive issue a m o n g H o p e ' s credited science department, and Christian professors are encouraged to work in this field. "1 recently interviewed a new dean of science w h o told m e that it's none of my business' w h e n I asked him about his personal faith. I accepted his response, but d i d n ' t offer him the position because 1 wanted to be sensitive to the tension a m o n g students on the d e b a t e of creation versus e v o l u t i o n , " Boelkins said, "in our guidelines, it stales that


3* V vivweM

students." HaiVey Blankespoor is a recently-retired biology professor w h o said that he believed that it's important to integrate Christian faith into the science classroom. " W h e n I cover the origin of life, 1 try to present a viewpoint that w o u l d n ' t conflict known scientific facts and the Bible. I think that's very important in my profession and to my students." Blankenspoor said. T i m Pennings is a professor of mathematics who integrates his faith into the classroom daily. A s a m e m b e r of the R e f o r m e d Church of America, he said. T h e connection to God and math are so obvious that it would be awful not to bring faith into the classroom. I integrate faith by relating abstract and absolute numbers to concepts in Christianity. I also compare faith with mathematical knowle d g e . and relate mathematical f i n d i n g s to Bible verses." Diane Portfleet. professor of english, said that she integrates her personal faith in the classroom while also encouraging students to question theirs. "During class. 1 have discussion regarding the existence or non-existence of God and the m e a n i n g of life," Portfleet said. A s a m e m b e r of the First Evangelical Covenant Church, she also shares her personal testim o n y of b e c o m i n g a Christian, and gives each student a written copy. Along with Portfleet, Political Science Professor Jack H o l m e s said that he also " w o r k s to integrate faith and learning by considering questioning values. An attempt is made to account f o r s o m e of t h e disagreements within the Christian faith, as well as address issues relating lo other religions w h i c h h a v e an impact on the

We (the Health Clinic) follow Christian morals, which encourages abstinence, meaning we don't give out condoms. — Cindy Sabo, Health Clinic registered nurse



course subject matter." Holmes is a Presbyterian w h o said that he's "probably somew h e r e in the middle of the Hope faculty" in terms of how much he integrates faith

I recently interviewed a new dean of science who told me that 'it's none of my business' when I asked him about his personal faith. — Jim Boelkins, provost

and learning. As these professors c h o o s e to share their faith as much as they desire, certain professions at Hope are expected to share Christian morals with students. C i n d y S a b o , a registered n u r s e w h o is Catholic, said that the Health Clinic often serves as a Christian counselor. "Since we are a Christian College, w e follow Christian morals which encourage abs t i n e n c e , m e a n i n g w e d o not g i v e o u t c o n d o m s , " S a b o said. " W e often p r o v i d e guidance f o r students and ask h o w their behavior reflects their morals. Also, students frequently ask us to pray for them and our staff prays together as well," Dean of Students Richard Frost is Lutheran and integrates his faith as part of his j o b

working with students. " W h e n I meet with students I ask them about their spiritual life. If they're in trouble. I ask them h o w their behavior affects their faith. It's part of my j o b as the dean of students," Frost said. After observing Christianity incorporated into daily lives of H o p e faculty, Boelkins stressed the importance of hiring faculty that d o integrate Christian faith into their profession, while also not limiting faculty to a set schema of Christianity. How d o c s one distinguish a potential faculty m e m b e r ' s understanding of the Christian faith? Is this person's understanding used to support the College's purpose? Can Hope College limit faculty m e m b e r s based on this criterion?

Seen Seen


' " H e a r d %*%,

M e a n

As a Christian, how do you integrate faith into your profession?

I " I integrate faith by relating abstract and absolute n u m b e r s to c o n c e p t s in Cbrisiianity. I also compare faith with m a t h e m a t i c a l knowledge, and relate mathe m a t i c a l f i n d i n g s lo Bible verses." — T i m Pennings, professor of mathematics

"1 work to integrate faith and learning by considering values questijmfi. An attempt is m a d e lo account for some of the disagreements within the Christian faith." — J a c k Holmes, professor of political science

"Through h o w 1 seek to treat s t u d e n t s and o t h e r f a c u l t y , t h r o u g h my research, by trying to bring Christian events and speakers to campus, and by my speaking and writing." — J i m Herrick, professor of communications

"Everything I do integrates faith into my teaching. For me, if I delineate Ihe specifics, then I am not integrating faith and learn in professor of english


" W h e n I meet with students I ask them about iheir spiritual life. If t h e y ' r e in trouble. I ask th e m how their behavior affects their faith. It's part of my j p b as the d e a n J ^ ^ T ^ / ^ —Richard Frost dean of students



Editor's voice Students DO have a voice: we just need to use it

Febr^lary 2, 2 0 0 5

Your voice 2005 Class gift to be awarded to incoming freshman In three months, the senior class of 2005 will be w a v i n g g o o d - b y e to Hope, taking with them a head

much the scholarship is worth will be determined by the generosity of

s o m e m e m b e r s of the class of 2005 to g i v e to H o p e , t h e C l a s s G i f t

the class of 2005, its the lone source

C o m m i t t e e w o u l d like to reassure

plans for c o m p u t e r u s a g e on c a m p u s . As described in the article,

(at least partially) full of k n o w l -

of f u n d i n g for this scholarship will

those students w h o hesitate to give

o n e proposed idea is to eliminate a n u m b e r of c o m p u t e r s f r o m d o r m labs and t r a n s f e r them to a c a d e m i c d e p a r t m e n t s for m o r e

e d g e , a h e a r t full of m e m o r i e s , a n d — i n s o m e c a s e s — a liver swol-

be d o n a t i o n s f r o m graduating se-

to H o p e that the m o n e y g o e s straight to the 2 0 0 9 student c h o s e n

specialized use. D u r i n g this time w h e n the c a m p u s is u n d e r g o i n g s o m u c h c h a n g e , with the renovation of the science center and the construc-

len f r o m alcohol abuse. But what

niors. In addition to d o n a t i o n b u c k e t s

if, four years ago. Hope h a d n ' t been an option? W h a t if H o p e ' s accep-

placed at senior events such a s senior days, cap and g o w n measure-

S e n i o r s should w a t c h for mailings and e-mail a n n o u n c e m e n t s

tion of the DeVos F i c l d h o u s e and M a r t h a Miller Center, m a n y

ment a n d pick-up. the c o m m i t t e e

c o n c e r n s can begin to arise with s u c h a proposal a s the one a b o v e . T h e r e is, of course, the age-old question: W h e r e , exactly, is our

tance letter had s h o w n up at the s a m e time a s an eviction notice, a n d these last f o u r y e a r s h a d been fi-

giving further information, and c o m e to the Kletz on February 19th

m o n e y g o i n g ? But there are also m o r e immediate, personal

nancially i m p o s s i b l e ? 2 0 0 5 ' s Senior C l a s s G i f t C o m -

get gift c a r d s . Tickets will be $ 1 0 each, available only to seniors, a n d

kick-off of collecting for this gift, and t h e o p p o r t u n i t y to b e inter-

mittee. m a d e u p of eight m e m b e r s

the d r a w i n g will lake place at y e a r

v i e w e d for a v i d e o to be shown at

of the senior class a n d t w o H o p e faculty m e m b e r s , has d e c i d e d to

e n d ' s S e n i o r Celebration, a class

the Senior Banquet.

In this issue of T h e Anchor, ihcre is an a n i c l c c o n c e r n i n g future

questions, such a s what h a p p e n s to people w h o d o n ' t have c o m p u t ers? The article slates that about 9 0 % of students h a v e their o w n c o m p u t e r s . But e v e n these students may run into p r o b l e m s in w h i c h their c o m p u t e r s are incapacitated due to virus or their iniernet a c c e s s being t e m p o r a r i l y shut d o w n by C1T. In this d a y

h o p e s to e n c o u r a g e giving by seniors by raffling o f f two $ 5 0 0 Tar-

o f f e r a need-based scholarship to an

b a n q u e t s c h e d u l e d for April 19"'. A s a recent survey by the alumni

incoming freshman next year. H o w

b o a r d r e v e a l e d u n w i l l i n g n e s s by

a s recipient of the gift.

f o r a class gathering, the official

- S u b m i t t e d by Jared Gall ( ' 0 5 )

a n d age. w e c a n n o t d e n y that the internet is important, if not a necessity. M a n y p r o f e s s o r s are virtually unavailable by a n y m e a n s o t h e r than e-mail, and study groups o f t e n c o m m u n i c a t e with each o t h e r this w a y a s well. Not to mention the c o u n t l e s s c h e m i s t r y and physics students finishing u p C A P A p r o b l e m s late at night. Almost all of the text and p h o t o g r a p h s printed in T h e A n c h o r are

Crash Presents...

sent and edited via e-mail. W h e n I went to check on the A n c h o r i n b o x in the C o o k Hall c o m p u t e r lab this a f t e r n o o n , almost all of the c o m p u t e r s w e r e in use. And there a r e s o m e times w h e n I a m not even able to get a c o m p u t e r in the lab. Also, although students n o w h a v e 2 4 - h o u r a c c e s s to all a c a d e m i c buildings, m a n y of the labs within the buildings a r e locked at the s a m e time as the outside doors. I was, h o w e v e r , pleased to read C I T director Carl H e i d e m a n ' s c o m m e n t slating. "If s t u d e n t s c o m e to u s a n d say they really need

O > O

residential c o m p u t e r s for a c a d e m i c use, w e ' l l listen to that. If they are willing to give that u p in order to get m o r e specialized departmental labs or a c a d e m i c labs, w e ' l l listen to that t o o . " W h e n it c o m e s to issues such as these, especially o n e s that h a v e will h a v e a direct e f f e c t on the a c a d e m i c lives of H o p e ' s students, 1

tJJD What's God Got to S- do with it? rc

Q X 0) Q (/)

e n c o u r a g e all students to voice their o p i n i o n s . In s o m e w a y s . 1 have an a d v a n t a g e . I h a v e this box to fill with w h a t e v e r I want every w e e k . But a n y o n e on this c a m p u s is free to say his or her piece, a n d there are several m e a n s of d o i n g so. I. of course, w o u l d e n c o u r a g e letters to the editor. We a l s o h a v e a very r e s p o n s i v e student c o n g r e s s ready to represent u s and our c o n c e r n s . T h e r e are people w h o are willing to listen to us. Wc just need to speak up.

C l^hic an J diiootvr sane a n y w * . ask m-itu' qucMicttt v»c l a k e ;i khik .ii Oic i - r f t u d N u k » I t h e H i b k -

I fn' StfJix oj .Wmwim.

Whi-n I very

P i u n c ^ liarlin^ February 3

here- P i l b r C liurch H u ' c n ^rr. |( a m c r o f I Ihh j n d

Collct&ct Urne



Who V<»u

A n c h o r Staff


editor-in-chief Maureen Yonovilz campus beat editor Amanda Zoratti arts editor Jordan Wolfson infocus editor Erin L'Hotta spotlight editor Jenny Cencer sports editor Katie Burkhardt copy editors Kirsten Winek Rachel Dorr distribution manager Garrison Dyer production assistant Sean Daenzer advisor Mark A. Lewison

t* (txrt ifffeerrwiWirv uf lirlcr\ umiy OtfalilH »irU~« xh-p

Senior Staff Reporters: Lindsey Manthei, Andrea Vandenburgh, Evelyn Daniel, Nick En gel

Letters to the Editor Guidelines O p e n t o a n y o n e w i t h i n the college and related c o m m u n i t i e s T h e A n c h o r r e s e r v e s the right to edit d u e to s p a c e constraints

Staff Reporters: Neil Simons, Nick Everse, Holly Beckerman, Dave Yetier

N o p e r s o n a l a t t a c k s , p o o r taste o r a n y t h i n g potentially libelous Letters chosen on a first c o m e first s e r v e basis, o r a representative s a m p l e is t a k e n No a n o n y m o u s letters, unless d i s c u s s e d w i t h Editor-in-Chief Editor-in-Chief m a y verify identity of writer

Vie Anchor is a produri of student effort and is funded through the studenti of Hope College. find'uiK which comes through the Hope Collect Stiulenl Congress Appropriations Contmitlee. Letters to the editor are encouraged, though due to space limitations the Anchor reserves the right to edit. 77ir opinions addressed in the editorial an- solely those of the editor-in-chief Stories from the Hope College News Service are a product of the Public Relations Office. Oneyear subscriptions to the Anchor are available for $20. IVf reserve the right Ui accept or reject any advertising.

t / w A n c l i o r 2005 spring semester, Issue #17 of 26

T h e A n c h o r reserves t h e right to refuse p u b l i c a t i o n o f any letter s u b m i t t e d Letters o v e r 500 w o r d s in length will not b e c o n s i d e r e d f o r publication


Mail letters to the Anchor c/o Hope College, drop them off at the Anchor office (located in the center of Dewltt, b e h i n d W T H S ) , or e - m a i l A n c h o r @ h o p e . e d u

F e b r u a r y 2, 2 0 0 5




Safety Reports: Studenis' Righl to Know-Real Events Happening on YOUR Campus





a yam

f o r al! r e a s o n s


L I S T E N TO 8 9 . 9 F M

LUKJBUI i- i wir.UtM*

Who's that cute guy who wears four green boots, doggies, a n d c h a s e s s q u i r r e l s in the P i n e Grove? It's Super Fletcher!!! Yeah, sure, you betcha.

" W o o l Co,


THE ANCHOR WANTS YOU! Have you ever wanted to see your name o n the front page of the paper? Here is your chance! C o m e to our meeting tonight at 8 : 3 0 p . m . in t h e A n c h o r office...It's in DeWitt behind the radio station and Student Union Desk. C o m e find out w h a t it takes to be part of a newspaper staff! Battle of the Bands: The Eutectics vs. The Mafitites Sponsored by the Free Radicals.





Posted Friday, January 28 1/25 @ 1330 - A Hope College snow plow truck hil a parked vehicle in Lot G.

T H E V O I C E OF H O P E C O L L E G E 1/25 @ 1 6 1 0 - A suspicious subject was banned from Hope College. Subject was seen harassing students in Van Wylen Library. 1/26 @ 0045 - A open/unlocked door w a s found al the Business O f f i c e in Dewiil. T h e area w a s checked and secured. 1/26 @ 2005 - The shutile van hil a car parked on 14lh St. H P D was called to lake ihe report. 1/26 @ 2100 - The Transportalion building was found unlocked. The building was checked and secured. 1/28 @ 0 3 2 0 - Officers were senl lo Brumler Apts. for a sick sludenl. The Sludenl was OK and did not require medical allenlion.

Beta Beta Beta Application for Membership Spring

Thursday, February 10


11 ;00-1:30 Featuring...

Pick up an application in the

Posted Monday, January 31, 2005

Biology office!

Comp. #50 1.28.05 @ I 5 2 0 h r s Suspicious Situation - A staff member reported that a item that was delivered was not received by the proper department on campus.

Completed applications are due

Comp. #51 1.29.05 @ 1453 h r s Alarm Activation - A smoke detector was activated in a room in Scott Hall, no cause for the alarm was found and the system was reset. Comp. #52 1.29.05 @ 2345 hrs Trespass - A homeless person was found sleeping near the main hallway at 100 E 8th. The Holland Police Department was contacted and the subject was banned from Hope College. Comp. #53 1.30.05 @ 1820 h r s Private Properly Accident - A sludenl reported that when she went out to her car there was another car parked up against it, the other parly was contacted, there was minimal damage lo the vehicles.

Valentine's Buffet


Caesar Salad, Fruit Salad, Fettuccine with two Sauces, Chicken Lasagna, Market Fresh Vegetables, Sizzler Steak, Dessert Table, Punch and More $5.25 per plate

to the Biology office by February 11 at 5 p.m.

2I41. ( o n t c ;

worn Posted Tuesday, February 1, 2005 Comp. #56 1.31.05 @ 1545 hrs - Alarm Activation - A smoke detector was activated at Vennema Apartments due to melted plastic on the stove. Comp. #57 1.31.05 @ 1605 hrs - Suspicious Situation - A student reported receiving a suspicious phone call form someone claiming

lo be a university professor, if anyone has received a similar call or have additional information about this, please call Campus Safety al x7770. Comp. #58 1.31.05 速 2350 hrs Alarm Activation - A smoke detector w a s a c t i v a t e d in P a r k v i e w Apartments due to burnt food. T h a n k s C a m p u s Safety!!!

non-Tnues sai





F e b r u a r y 2, 2 0 0 5

Dutchmen smother Tri-State in blowout win Nick Everse S T A F F REPORTER

The Hope men's basketball team reached a crossroad in iheir season after lasl week's loss lo rival Calvin. Sitting at 3-3 in the division, but only 7-10 overall, the Dutchmen knew it was time to put up or shut up. "After losing to Calvin the way w e did. we took some lime lo talk about where our season was heading." said starting guard Daane Griffeth ( ' 0 5 ) . " W e knew that it could go one of two ways, and we decided to commit ourselves to becoming a different team." Thai fact was evident to everyone in attendance Saturday as the Flying Dutchmen pounced on TriSiate early and never looked back, finishing with a decisive 106-76 win in front of a capacity crowd at the Civic Center. li was the D u t c h m e n ' s second consecutive blowout victory, foll o w i n g T u e s d a y s 7 9 - 5 9 w i n at Alma. The win moved Hope to 5-3 in the MIAA and 9-10 overall. Griffeth blazed the path for the Flying Dutchmen, connecting on a

school record eight 3-pointers on his way lo 24 points. The senior sharpshooter tied the record set by former Dutchman Kyle VanDerWall. who set the mark in a 2001 game against Adrian. "As long as we play together, we can move the ball and get the shot that we wani," said Griffeth. "Because of the way we move the ball I was able to get some good looks, and luckily ihey went down." As impressive as Griffeth's individual performance was. it was the

u n s e l f i s h n e s s of H o p e ' s lesser players thai led to the open looks. The Dutchmen had 33 assists on 4 0 field goals, showcasing their ability to play within the system and share the ball. Replacement point guard Jake Hoogeboom ("08) was dropping dimes all over the court, finishing with a team high 8-assists in just 19 minutes of action. In a d d i i i o n lo G r i f f e t h ' s 24 points. Stephen Cramer scored 14 points while Andy Phillips ( 06)

S t e p h e n C r a m e r ( ' 0 7 ) s c o r e d 14 p o i n t s on S a t u r d a y s g a m e a n d c a m e s e c o n d in s c o r i n g

and Kyle KlecrsnydcrC06) rang in 13 apiece. The Dutchmen came out of the gate on fire from the field. Hope shot 6 5 percent in the first half en route to a 59-31 halftime lead. Hope's slifling defense kepi a normally potent Tri-State offense in check, forcing ihem to only 30 percent shooting for the game. Mo Bookins paced the way for the Thunder ( 1-7. 4-15). scoring 13 points and dropping 3 assists. As gratifying as last week was for the Dutchmen, Hope players knowthat it is only the beginning if they hope to gel a bid to the N C A A tournament. Hope will have to win two lough conference road games this week. T h e F l y i n g D u t c h m e n travel to Adrian on Wednesday and then face off with conference leading Albion next Saturday. "We have are toughest and most important week of the season in front of us." said Griffeth. "I think it's obvious everyone has stepped up. We arc just taking things on game at a time, trying to get better ever>' time on the court."

Hope will need to win the MIAA tournament to receive an N C A A tournament berth, but they still remain in the conference championship race. Considering all of ihe off-court problems and injuries that have plagued the Dutchmen this season, things could be far worse. Hope will count on their veteran leaders like Griffeth, Phillips and Travis Spaman ('05) as they look to extend their season past the conference tournament. Phillips, who missed the first 12 games of the season with a finger injury, is beginning to look as hedid last year when he recieved the honor of MI A A s most valuable player.. The junior guard has tallied double-digit scoring performances in each game since his return to the lineup Jan 15,h versus Kalamazoo. With great coaching and veteran leadership, there is a quiet confidence that Hope can still win ihe conference championship. " I t ' s time for us to d e v e l o p a sense of urgency." said Griffeth. "We have lo finish the season out strong and hopefully win the MIAA tournament."

Hopes soar with hockey win streak D a v e Yetter STAFF R F P O R T E R

The m e n ' s hockey team defeated Calvin by a score of 5-0 on Saturday night in front of a raucous crowd at The Edge Ice Arena. The Dutchmen improved their overall record to 18-2-1 and extended their winning streak lo nine g a m e s . The victory avenged the team's November 13 loss lo the Knights, the last lime they were d e f e a t e d Since then, they have gone on a streak spanning more than two months, outscoring their opponents 7717 while averaging more than eight goals per game. Hope took the early lead in the first period with a goal by wingman Jeff Guy ('07).

The team played with a lot of energy, stirred o n by a c r o w d t h a t s t o o d a n d c h e e r e d throughout the game. The tide really turned m i d w a y through the second period when Calvin received two quick penalties, giving the Dutch a decisive five on three power play advantage. Hope jumped on the Knights as Guy scored two more goals lo complete the hat trick and give Hope a 3-0 lead. Hope later added goals in the third period by Brian Gatliff ('08) and Pete Vollbrecht ('07), putting the icing on the cake of the 5-0 trouncing. Goalie Paul Cynar ('08) played exceptional, stopping every shot he faced. "This was definitely the best game that

we have played all year," said defenseman Kye Samuelson ( ' 0 6 ) . " W e are really starling to gel together and are playing as a team." Hope faces some tough competition this weekend, skating against Lansing on Friday night and home versus Muskegon on Saturday. They have two more games next weekend before the February 17-19 M C H C League Tournament at Optimist Arena in Jackson. From there, the team will finish their season with the February 2-5 Division III National Tournament in Pittsburgh. When asked about their chances in ihe upcoming league tournament. Samuelson seemed optimistic.

"We just defeated the defending champions," he said. "We feel like we definitely have a shot." To find out m o r e about Hope H o c k e y check their upcoming games. The team plays at Lansing this Friday and goes on to play on Saturday against Muskegon at Lakeshore Arena.

Swimmers look for second MIAA double title despite losses Kari Faust STAFF R E P O R T E R

With the double win of the 200304 men and w o m e n ' s MIAA championships still fresh in our heads, the question arises as the 2004-05 seasons come lo an end: Can the Dutch repeal? At ihe pool of G r a n d R a p i d s High School, for ihe first lime since the 1994-1995 season, both ihe m e n ' s and w o m e n ' s swim teams c a p t u r e d the M I A A title. T h e women beat out runner-up Calvin wilh a score of 587 to 422. while the men beat out long-lime reigning Kalamazoo with a score of 581 to a c l o s e 5 3 9 . Six men w e r e named to the 18-memberall-MIAA team and six women were named to the w o m e n ' s all-MlAA team. Malt W a t e r s t o n e ( ' 0 5 ) s a i d "Losing last year's large class will be a great challenge for us to overcome. Il has been great to watch the underclassmen step up and race hard throughout the year." There were a number of MIAA champions last year who have since

graduated or have chosen to not swim this year: Ross Geurink(*04). Chris Hamstra('04), Ian Kobes( , 04), Dave 0 m e e ( * 0 6 ) . and Jake Taber('04). For the women, the missing M I A A champions arc: Audrey Arnold('04), Kristen Hanna('07), Haley Martin('04) and Michelle Smiih('04). Will missing these swimmers, along wilh other important swimmers who scored points at leagues, affect the o u t c o m e of this year's MIAA championship? Erica VanGildcr(*06) realizes how the c o m p e t i t i o n h a s g r o w n for i h e w o m e n ' s team this year as compared to lasl. "It's gonna be tough - Calvin's deep this year - but we can d o il. We have the perseverance." This season, the Flying Dutchmen are undefeated in M I A A dual meets (4-0). The 2 8 - m e m b e r team has already shown remarkable s t r e n g t h . Kurt B l o h m ( ' 0 6 ) h a s earned two N C A A consideration cuts in the l(K) and 200 back. The 200 free relay team consisting of

Blohm, A b r a m G l a s ( 0 8 ) , Travis Barkel('06) and Jeff H e y d l a u f f ( ' 0 5 ) . has also e a r n e d N C A A consideration status. In r e f e r e n c e to predicting the o u t c o m e of leagues, Waterstone believes the hard work the swimmers have put in will be rewarded in the end. "Coach Patnott has picked up the intensity of workouts throughout this year, and we all are very confident that our hard work will play off over the [league meet] weekend." Captain Lisa Baran('06) agrees thai the women have a chance at ihe championship as well. "It'll be a fight for the League title, but if we step up. swim hard, and give il everything w e ' v e got. w e ' v e got an excellent shot al it." Baran said. The 22-member team that makes up the Flying Dutch has also revealed extreme lalent this season. The 200 medley relay team of Sarah DiekeversCOS), Trisha Meicr('08), Lisa Smilh('07), and

Erika S t e c l e ( ' 0 5 ) has reached M I A A consideration status. Joining that team is the team which makes up the 200,400, and 800 free relays of Lisa Smith. Sarah Smith. Steele, and Meier. Lisa Smith has also made the NCAA consideration cut in the 200 butterfly, and the N C A A automatic cut in ihe 100 butterfly. Along wilh Smith, senior captain Erika Steele has made the

HOPE C O L L E G E ANCHOR 141 E I2TH ST PO BOX 9000 H O L L A N D MI 49422-9000

N C A A consideration cut in the 50 free, and the automatic cut in the 100 free. Still, the question remains: Will the Dutch make it another 10 years before a double win or will they begin a trend with both teams remaining the d e f e n d i n g M I A A champions? Find out on Feb 10-12 al our very own naionally ranked Holland Aquatic Center.

Non-Profil Organ i/auon U.S. Postage PAID Hope College

Profile for Hope College Library



Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded