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Hope College, Holland, Michigan 49423
BUSTIN' AT THE SEAMS
Hope survives tough games as Heerdt nears milestone b
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The Flying Dutchmen basket hall team survived two s c a r e s this week to retain their top ranking in Division 111 of the NCAA and up their record to 15-0 in regular season play. Senior center J e l f r e y Heerdt, meanwhile, moved even closer to entering the Hope College history books as he scored his 997th collegiate career point W e d n e s d a y night against Adrian. Hope surpassed a tough Olivet team Saturday. (59-64. making it the lirst time in three y e a r s the Dutch had won at Olivet. The g a m e remained close after a 32-31 halftime score for most of e h e remainder ot the contest,. with Juniors Chip Henry and John Klunder leading the team to a well-played victory. Wednesday night's g a m e at the Civic Center w a s along the s a m e line as a surprising Adrian squad c a m e
hack from a 10 point deficit to pull within three before finally falling 6764. Tension filled the arena: tension trom the close score, tension between the two coaches, and tension between the referees and the e v e r so objective Hope fans. A controversial and obviously illegal move by Adrian Head Coach Buck Riley sparked an official and spontaneous protest by Hope Coach Glenn Van Wieren and the partisan crowd, and what followed after Adrian's illegal substitution try caused Van Wieren to state that the Civic ( enter was "busting at the s e a m s . " Amidst all this w a s a less obvious tension: Jeff Heerdt. tri-captain and starting center for the Dutchmen, was twelve points a w a y from his 1.000th college career point at the outset of the contest: he scored 9 more Wednesday night.
Although he w a s close that night, Heerdt w a s not d i s s a p p o i n t e d . Heerdt said after the g a m e that he would rather score his milestone point on Saturday against Concordia, because his parents will be traveling from his hometown of Elmhurst, Illinois to see the g a m e . Despite the fact that this goal is a great feat, both Heerdt and Van W ieren i who also scored m o r e than 1,000 points in HIS career at Hope) are keeping the issue low-key. Heerdt would like to be even less conscious of his nearing the barrier, but. he says, "people keep reminding m e . " Only 10 people in the history of Hope College have scored more than l.O(K) points in their basketball careers. Floyd Brady i '64-'68) scored 2.004 points in his career, and Glenn
v an Wieren posted 1.139 in his c a r e e r before graduating 20 y e a r s ago. The last Hope player to a c h i e v e the mark w a s Jim Holwerda in 1978. finishing with 1,155 points. "Jeff is terrific for us as a player," said Van Wieren. He went on to say that the 6 foot 7 inch senior is "very significant" to the team, yet pointed out that he is proud of all his players. Heerdt has been the starting center for the D u t c h m e n all four y e a r s that he's been at Hope. Although a capacity crowd is expected for Saturday's g a m e , and the audience will certainly know early when the milestone is reached, Van Wieren stated that he did not believe the g a m e will be stooped. The Dutch play three more h o m e g a m e s : Concordia on Saturday, Kalamazoo Wednesday night, and Albion next Saturdav afternoon.
Jazz pianist to perform this week
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She has also been a c t i v e in radio <her very successful National Public Legendary jazz pianist Marian Radio Piano Jazz S e r i e s is in its third McPartland will present a concert as year) and television a s performer, part of the Hope College Great Perdisc jockey and hostess, and in jourformance Series Wednesday, Feb. 8 nalism writing record reviews and at 8 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial features-including an article for The Chapel. New York T i m e s and Esquire's In a jazz piano world long World of Jazz. She is currently dominated by black, m a l e A m e r i c a n preparing a book for The Oxford performers, McPartland has risen to P r e s s on women in jazz. the top as a white, f e m a l e British But an activity that Marian consuperstar. siders of prime importance in her life She is adored by audiences around is her work in schools and c o l l e g e s the world and admired and revered actross the country, playing c o n c e r t s by e v e r y jazz performer who e v e r and conducting s e m i n a r s , workshops took to the s t a g e on the nightclub cirand clinics, helping to inspire and cuit. m o t i v a t e the young in jazz. And no wonder, for the lady h a s a The first thing I told Stephen, she technical wizardry, stage personality said, " w a s that I would not paly a and s e n s i t i v e s t y l e that l e a v e university or college town when listeners almost in a trance. school was not in session. I wan the The word "versatile" s e e m s to audience to have a s many young have been invented for her. One students attend a s possible. They are evening m a y find McPartland reelsimply wonderful to play for." ing out a stunning improvisation at a Tickets will cost $7 for adults, $6 for nightclub and the next she m a y be senior citizens and $3 for students. heard performing the e x t r e m e l y They m a y be p u r c h a s e d in a d v a n c e demanding Grieg Paino Concerto from the College Relations office, with one of the country's major s y m - / DeWitt Center, second floor and will phony orchestras. be available at the door. And just to round out her activities Other series e v e n t s will include the in between those two disparate M e n d e l s s o h n String Quartet on endeavors, she can just as likely be March 10, the Grand Rapids Symfound in the music room of an phony Orchestra on March 22, and elementary school surrounded by ex- baritone William Sharp on April 24. cited children who hang on every Further information my be obtainnote she plays for theii . . . ; * jedby i a H i n g w S w . . "i ' t • ,
NEWSBREAK Basketball star Jeff Heerdt will get his 1,000th Hope College career point Saturday night against Concordia. He only needs three more. Cheer him and all the Dutchmen at the (fivic Center starting at 8 pm. The qoute of the week comes from a California freshman who said that she came to Holland to "experience life in the slow lane." Thought you'd like to know.
The best-kept secret in the world is now revealed: there is no c h a r g e for p u t t i n g in classified ads. Now please don't ask how much it costs. The magnificent drawings on page 6 and the top of p a g e 8 are the work of freshman Leslie Stiffler of East Grand Rapids. She helped us when we needed her.
Finally, folks, my roommate reminds me that this week will mark the 20th anniversary that the Beatles landed in America Go out and pajty your — off.
New York, New York, a wonderful town I first heard about the GLCA New York Arts S e m e s t e r from friends of mine who took advantage of the program. So, when posters went up around campus, I i m m e d i a t e l y went to s e e Hope's GLCA c a m p u s advisor. After filling out the application. I w a s set up for an interview at P e r f o r m i n g Artservices-Lovely Records. The interview w a s great! Mimi Johnson, president of Artservices, told m e all about the administrative functions of Artservices, introduced me to the staff, and showed me around the offices. B e c a u s e I w a s so enthused about the apprenticeship, my s u m m e r s e e m e d to drag along slowly, but S e p t e m b e r finally arrived. We had a one day orientation with the GLCA staff to get us settled in NYC, and it also g a v e us a c h a n c e to get to know our advisors and fellow interns. After a wine and c h e e s e party, w e all went to see "Galas," an offBroadway c o m e d v , c o m p l i m e n t s of GLCA. I can honestly say that I learned mor practical skills during my first week at Artservices, than in my previous three years at Hope. My coworkers w e r e helpful and patient teachers, and I felt comfortable immediately. Artservices is a company that m a n a g e s , promotes, and ad-
ministrates a group of 20 avant garde performance artists in the fields of dance, music, and theater, so I got to learn m a n y a s p e c t s of the business. I had the opportunity to utilize several of the skills learned in Hope classes, and learned m u c h more besides, including layout of p r e s s articles and advertisements, how to make promotional p a m p h l e t s and press releases, and how to operate a c o m p u t e r . As I b e c a m e m o r e knowledgeable and competent, my co-workers g a v e m e more and more r e s p o n s i b i l i t i e s to h a n d l e . My employer's confidence in m y work w a s ultimately more s a t i s f y i n g than receiving an A in a class! Although my aprenticeship w a s a full-time, 10-6 job, I m a d e sure to take full advantage of what N Y C has to offer. B e s i d e s concerts, plays, dance performances, art exhibitions, museums, and clubs, I also spent time going to ethnic restaurants, flea markets and the like. NYC h a s so much to offer that there is never a dull moment. The struggle lies in choosing what to do, not finding something to do. â€˘ NYC is really the ideal p l a c e to do an internship in the arts b e c a u s e it's the center of the art world, both national and international. Learning practical skills and gaining valid
work e x p e r i e n c e a r e both important, but a student in the arts must also be exposed to the e v e r changing art-i world, in order to mature. Living in New York e n a b l e s the student tobe totally i m m e r s e d in the " r e a l world." My New York e x p e r i e n c e has had many benefits - s o m e I never e v e n expected. First of all, I now have excellent job e x p e r i e n c e in the field that 1 want to pursue - it'll also look great on m y r e s u m e (and my boss is a good r e f e r e n c e ) . I m a d e inumerable contacts with various people that I'll probably utilize when I graduate. B e s i d e s these benefits, m y knowledge of the art world h a s increased, I've gained more confidence in my abilities, earned sixteen credits, and had fun at the s a m e time. I w a s also fortunate enough to be offered a job at Artservices in May - something 1 never expected! My p o s i t i v e e x p e r i e n c e s a r e similar to many others who have participated in the GLCA New York Arts Semester. I would highly r e c o m m e n d it for any student who is seriously considering a c a r e e r in the arts.
Women's Issues sets calendar by Jenny Heltman The Women's Issues Organization calendar is filling up for this semester. In addition to the Women's Art Fair, many activities are planned, namely: a women's book discussion group, a sexual assault awareness day, top-notch speakers, controversial movies, and round table discussions. A Sadie Hawkins dance is tentatively scheduled for the end of February. The women's book discussion group grew out of a need to become more acquainted with feminist literature and to share reactions with others. One book will be read and discussed per month, the first being The Color Purple, by Alice Walker. It is available in the bookstore for $5.95 or may be borrowed from a member of Don Luiden's SexRole . Stereotyping class. This group is open to female and male s t u d e n t s , ' f a c u l t y and administrators. The first discussion will be on February 12 from 4:00 to 5:30 at Fonda Green's apartment in Kollen Hall. Those interested should contact Fonda Green at x6300 or Nancy Herbert at 396-3393.
Woman's Issues is also working closely with Public Safety, and the Health Clinic to organize a sexual assault awareness day on March I. The events will include: a main speaker, a round table discussion, and a film followed by discussion. There will be more details at a later date. If you are willing to donate some time or information, please call Nancy at 396-3393. On February 2 Lisa Gargano and Beth Cooper will share their experiences in Jerusalem last semester and discuss major differences between Israeli women and American women. We are an educational and action oriented group, and there are many ways to become involved. Meetings are on Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. in the Barber Room. Our most current action is working on finding a resource room for Women's Issues. This way, our materials, files, etc. will be available to the whole campus, and we would have a "home base". Until then, check for information on posters, the Where of Hope, and in the anchor. One thought to leave you with: minds, like parachutes,' function only when open.
Financial Aid: No time to waste
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on display The first exhibition of contemporary drawings from Korea to be shown in the United States will be displayed in the gallery of the D e P r e e Art Center on the c a m p u s of Hope College from Feb. 18 to March 18
The exhibition includes works in the antique medium of brush and ink painting, and also m i x e d - m e d i a , pencil and pastel. All drawings are from the last few years, the earliest dating from 1976. Styles range from traditional brush d r a w i n g s to nonobjective and conceptual work.
-: The show, entitled Korean Drawing Now, has been organized by the Baro explained he selected works S m i t h s o n i a n I n s t i t u t i o n o f In an attempt to s e e how artists of Washington through its traveling ex- Korea, a country strongly s t e e p e d in hibition s e r v i c e and coincides with Eastern traditions, have dealt with the 100th y e a r of diplomatic relations their own desires for m o d e r n i s m and between Korea and the United Vvith international currents in the States. fundamental art of drawing. An opening reception will be held Saturday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. in the It is the only time the exhibition gallery. will b e shown in Michigan, according to gallery director John M. Wilson of the Hope College art faculty. The show will consist of drawings by 47 of Korea's leading young artists. -Selected by Brooklyn, N.Y. Museum Curator Gene Baro from hundreds of drawings a s s e m b l e d in Korea by Yoon Tak, director of the National M u s e u m of Modern Art, Seoul, the exhibition represents a cross-section of current trends in Korean art.
The D e P r e e Art Center is located at the corner of 12th Street and Columbia Avenue. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 9p.m. Admission is free. C o m m u n i t y o r g a n i z a t i o n s and school c l a s s e s are w e l c o m e to tour as a group. Gallery talks will be provided upon request. For information contact the Hope College art department. 392-5111, ext. 3170.
College students expecting to need financial aid or s u m m e r e m p l o y m e n t are urged to write now to The Scholarship Bank. According to the director, Stee Danz, private financial aid donors consider applications on a year-round basis and now is the best time to start looking for fall 84 aid. The Scholarship Bank will send e a c h student a print-out of up to 50 s o u r c e s of aid that appear just right for e a c h student based on his-her r e s p o n s e to a questionnaire sent by the bank. The scholarship Bank is the largest organization in the U.S. devoted to finding private financial aid for students, and e a c h y e a r r e c e i v e s over 10,000 requests for such information. According to the director, the
bank s u p p l e m e n t s the work of the college financial aids office by finding private funding sources such as from civic, trade, educational and industry groups. This year the bank h a s added 2.500 new s u m m e r e m p l o y m e n t jobs and urges students who wish to find summer work in their chosen professional fields to write for information. The director recently announced the introduction of a new computer, Victor 9000 to handle scholarship data and give students f r e e yearly updated information. Students with financial need should send a business-size, stamped, selfaddressed e n v e l o p e to The Scholarship Bank, 10100 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90067.
Something that must be "scene" Hope College Theatre will present S C E N E S AND R E V E L A T I O N S by Elon Garonzik, directed by D a l e McFadden, opening F e b r u a r y 24. This d r a m a t a k e s p l a c e in 1894 at the height of A m e r i c a ' s w e s t w a r d m o v e ment. F e a t u r e d in this play are four sisters trying to c o m e to t e r m s with their l i v e s and future. In a s e r i e s of lyrical f l a s h b a c k s w e are w i t n e s s to rervelations of their past lives. We also s e e them in the " p r e s e n t " and from understanding of the two w e s e e their decisions forthcoming. S c e n e s and R e v e l a t i o n s will a l s o be presented on F e b r u a r y 25, 29 and
D r a w i n g is a particularly appropriate m e d i u m for an investigation of contemporary Korean art, according to Wilson. U n l i k e in the W e s t , w h e r e historically color h a s been a principal e x p r e s s i v e m e a n s , in the E a s t it has been line that h a v e been m o s t significant to artists.
March 1, 2 and 3. A dinner-theatre p a c k a g e i s being o f f e r e d on March 3, inquiries and r e s e r v a t i o n s m a y be m a d e with the ticket office. All s h o w s ar at 8:00 p.m., tickets are $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for faculty and senior citizens and $2.00 for students and children. The Hope College Ticket O f f i c e will open F e b r u a r y 10. For r e s e r v a t i o n s or information call 392-1449 f r o m 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. e v e r y d a y e x c e p t Sunday.
The. cast for SCENES AND REVELATIONS includes Ericak Maxie, Jennifer TenHave, Paul Avedisian and Stephen Poortenga.
Education stressed in report The issues on higher education must be addressed agg r e s i v e l y now to p r o t e c t Michigan's future, a report from Public Sector Consultants, Inc. asserts. The state's system of higher education is one of its greatest a s s e t s for the e c o n o m i c revitalization of the state and will play a major role in molding Michigan's future. Our state is now in a phase of economic transition moving to a new broadbased and diversified economy which will rely more heavily on its human and intellectual resources, according to the report. In its monograph, "Higher Education in Michigan: Issues, Policy Implications and Recommendations," the Lansing-based
research and policy analysis firm specified the following problems: declining state funding and enrollment, denial of access to higher education, deterioration of physical facilities, and ina d e q u a t e e d u c a t i o n a l and research interface with Industry. Decentralization and regionalization were seen as s t r e n g t h s of t h e M i c h i g a n s y s t e m ; hence no state-run system in the New York or California mode was envisioned. Educational institutions are not analagous to automotive plants, argue the authors. Instead, they r e c o m m e n d d o w n s i z i n g and careful analysis before any program is eliminated. A d d i t i o n a l c o p i e s of the monograph may be obtained by contacting Sandra Gross at (517)-484-5954.
New European Semester set tures. students will m a k e e x c u r s i o n s to historical and cultural sites, such as Nurnberg, Salzburg, and Munich, to visit museums, c a s t l e s and churches. Dr. Homer F. E d w a r d s , Jr., Consortium Director and Professor of Humanities at Wayne State university said; "Every effort has been m a d e to o r g a n i z e a s t i m u l a t i n g and academically sound program. " One need not be admitted to WSU to register for any part of the program as one registers through the WSU College of Lifelong Learning. For a brochure giving specific details of the c o u r s e s and fees, telephone (313) 577-3036. E a r l y re'dig' will be taught s u c c e s s i v e l y in quests are suggested as enrollment is Regensburg. Passau-Vornbach and Freising. Âť limited. In addition to the classroom lecAn archeological 'dig,' courses in history, art and architecture, architectural restoration and preservation, conversational German and travel photography are s o m e of the choices persons can make in the summer 1984 program of the Consortium tor A u s t r o - B a v a r i a n S t u d i e s at W a y n e , S t a t e University and the University of Windsor. Open to b o t h g r a d u a t e .and undergraduate students, as vwell as persons registered as audit students, this s u m m e r program from July 2 to August 10 introduces siucterits to cultural heritage of DteJ^ria Aifl Austria. All courses othervthan the
Peer Counselors available l o w
Several peer counselors are now available to help students cope with difficulties they may be experiencing. The counselors have been educated in crisis intervention techniques and each has been selected because of a special interest in counseling. This program is in its second year of existence at Hope., the c o u n s e l o r s h a v e been very helpful to others in facilitating positive growth and assisting with problem solving skills. As a r e s u l t of p e e r i n t e r a c t i o n , students enjoy the freedom to discuss their feelings resulting in
more open productive communication. They learn that the roblems they fact and the feelig sthey have are not unique. They are then less likely to feel different and alone. Sharing ideas in a warm accepting atmosphere can assist students to discover an effective solution to their difficulties. Peer counselors are committed to confidentiality in relationships and their work is supervised weekly with a professional counselor. An appointment to see a peer counselor can be made by calling
Newhouse, DeVries are winners %
by Randy Warren They are both sophomores, they wrestle in consecutive weight classes, they excell in academics, and they are both winners! Blaine Newhouse and Keith De Vries are two of Hope's top wrestlers and will wontinue to terrorize the league for two more years. They wrestle at 190 pounds and 177 pounds respectively. Together, with 167 pound senior Jeff Machiela, they create one of the most feared upper weight classes in the M1AA. Last year the threesome combined for 69 victories, this year's total is already up to 34. Newhouse, who set a single season victory record for the Dutch last year threatens to repeat his record breaking performance if he continues at his present pace. Right behind him though is DeVries, who has only two less triumphs than Newhouse this year with 11. Together these two potential allconference, wrestlers make up the core of a super tough Blue and Orange team that has scored more points against their finest opponants this year than they have in Hope's wrestling history. Newhouse,
Machiela are also tri-captains this year. By having two such fine competeiors on a team that only carries three* seniors is a rare quality that will surely advance Hope's team for many years to come.
Eight maids a milking by Abraham Kist It was over a month ago that Santa claus made his annual delivery of Christmas presents and good cheer. Certainly this fact does not startle the educated public. In fact, by now most people know that there are approximately 334 shopping days before next Christmas, and they are acting accordingly.
Despite the fact that there hasn't been much discussion on Christmas, there is a Christmas d i l e m m a which is c o m m o n among a significant portion of the student body. To begin with many college students received new i t e m s of c l o t h i n g for Christmas which they wish to display at the appropriate social functions. Unfortunately,
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The College E a s t Apartments won an honorable mention in the Michigan Masonry A w a r d s early this week.
Holland, Michigan Isn't an exciting place during the off season. A prominent member oif the faculty said, 4 'Holland is a boring community." Thus, one ultimately finds themself 4all dressed up and no where to go.' Fortunately, someone cares for the mental well being of the student body. Last week the Hope College Division of Performing and Fine Arts mailed each and every student a blue piece of paper with a lot of letters on It. This was no ordinary piece of paper with a lot of letters on It. This w a s not ordinary piece of paper, it was the Arts Calendar i( [or the Spring Semester 1984. This calendar provides the student body with dozens of events that they can go to and show off their new clothes. These events also provide students with a good place to meet m e m b e r s of the opposite sex, a chance to escape the pressures of academic life and relax for a change, a good thing to write mom and dad about, and a good place to begin a lifelong appreciation of the arts. Considering all the advantages one can accrue by attending the events 4isted on the ARts Calendar, one would be foolish not to check It out. So why don't you check out some of the events this semester.
D a v e P l u y m e r s w a s moved to applause after being served such an exceptional meal at the A m w a y Grand in Grand Rapids Saturday night.
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The elegant Ambassador Ballroom adequately allowed the dining of some 330 guests—the dance floor, however, allowed only 33 people to dance comfortably. ' • ': * v , • • V The first dance Qf the evening w a s especially dedicated to Mr. and Mrs
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The hit of the season
Music by Trilogy e v e n included the Hokey-Pokey
Closet Republicans Paul R i t s e m a and Deb Sach had the best of the political and social worlds at the A m w a y Grand.
i Steve Cooper: dateless and wondering.
Blaine Newhouse was convicted of balloon theft. Watch for the full story in next week's issue.
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And why CAN'T we A few words on theAnchor drink off-campus? oy Steven W. Pope Ignorance is strength!! Hardcore American ignorance, and the w a y in which it is worshipped and rewarded in this country is amalignant disease. Come on, ignorance is not bliss, nor strength, ignorance is ignorant! Why has the Hope c o m m u n i t y b e c o m e complacent with the s a m e old rubbage being published in this little, ineffectual journal the Anchor w e e k after week? There w a s once a t i m e (in the not-too-distant past) when the Anchor exposed pertinent issues, reflected intelligent sentiments, and mirrored the m a i n s t r e a m of thought and activity here at Hope. However, needless to say, this is no longer the case. One needn't be a literary critic nor an armchair philosopher to detect the moral collapse of this paper. It is my opinion that the Anchor can be resuscitated to a new life if its aspirations are re-dlscovered. r The Anchor s e e m s to be a journal, In search of a purpose. What shoulcf this purpose be? First and foremost a student newspaper should reflect an a w a r e n e s s of the world around u s and thus, make an effort to Inform and present various opinions In an entertaining and responsible fashion. In this respect, the Anchor has been doing a m e a g e r job. This inepititude is perpetuated by the two following factors: Incompetency on behalf of the Anchor s t a f f ( s ) in presenting news and opinions of relevance; and, an apathetic attitude of the Hope c o m m u n i t y toward being concerned about what is going on in the world outside this little Dutch dome. There have been s e v e r a l a t t e m p t s at editorializing on international issues last s e m e s t e r by people such as E R i c F l o m m and his hoakey "Hope for P e a c e " column; however, it was evident that F l o m m ' s v i e w s s u f f e r e d f r o m both a l a c k of knowledge and a lack of articulation. The tragedy lies In the fact that the student body and the faculty r e m a i n unstirred by this sub par "workmanship". Secondly, the student n e w s p a p e r ought to be a forum where criticism and insight are actively encouraged. Criticism, for instance, h a s b e e n almost nil. The student n e w s p a p e r must realize that the administration is not a sacred cow a b o v e r e p u r t - f a r from it. I've b e c o m e appalled at the pettiness which d o m i n a t e s our v e r y own bureaucratic policing,. p o w e r Dean of s t u d e n t s - e v i d e n c e d through Its ridiculously paternalistic policies and procedures. L a s t s e m e s t e r I m a d e a couple a t t e m p t s at s u r f a c i n g
s o m e i s s u e s which I found m y s e l f at odds with; n a m e l y , the a t t e m p t at regulating students' sexual conduct and the a i m s at p r a c t i c i n g discrimatory hiring p r a c t i c e s . l t is m y strong conviction that, certain persons e m p l o y e d here, like Bruce Johnston, envision a time when the "status quo" will go unchallenged, when the student body will b e c o m e docile, m e e k and h o p e l e s s l y uniform! However, w e m u s t realize that uniformity is not desireable, especially in the c a s e of a " f r e e society," nothing to aspire to. As an independent student body we must e n c o u r a g e c o l l e a g u e s to sort their own options and (In the words of Frank Zappa) ''confront and c o m p u t e - o n our own t e r m s - t h e unthinkable, the unspeakable, and perhaps, the outrageous without having it filtered through a " s o m e b o d y " s o m e w h e r e who h a s taken it upon himself of herself to tellus how ans what to think or act." As a journalistic forum this must be done in an Intelligent and constructive f a s h i o n not In the tactless style of the "VanZoeren is a piece of garbage, lets keep it that w a y " genre of the January 20th Anchor. Finally, the newspaper should give s o m e indication that an appreciation for the arts resides within this college c o m m u n i t y - a f t e r all, this is a liberal arts college. The Anchor has been l a x e d In p r i n t i n g r e v i e w s of literature, drama, and music. Student art exhibits, m u s i c recitals, and literary a c h i e v e m e n t s go unnoticed for the most part b e c a u s e little effort is m a d e by the Anchor in informing the student body. A s an acknowledged liberal arts c o l l e g e s w e mustn't allow o u r s e l v e s to fall into the mold which is currently shaping t h e higher educational s y s t e m in this country. Colleges and universities are devaluing the e m p a h s i s on the arts and c o n s e q u e n t l y , are turning out "highly-skilled barbarians." I sincerely hope that the i d e a s written here will provide the needed impetus for a revival of interest in the Anchor. It should a l w a y s b e kept in mind that the student n e w s p a p e r is a m e a s u r i n g stick of the student body and the college a s - a whole. The tremendous amount of talent here at Hope shouldn't v a n i s h into obscurity-ideas m u s t a l w a y s be e x p r e s s e d and challenged! R e m e m b e r , our option to think for o u r s e l v e s hasn't been denied yet. You c a n still do i t . . . and its good for you and its good for Hope a s well.
by P a t Cecil and E l l e n Hunt Students often utter complaints about the origin of certain Hope College policies and wonder at the rationale behind such s e e m i n g l y arbitrary decisions. The act of m a k i n g the Social Activities C o m m i t t e e ' s biggest event of the y e a r , the Winter Fantasia dance, non-alcoholic is one such issue. The issue here is not one of desperately needing a drink to h a v e a good time, but rather one of who at Hope College holds the power strings for this o f f - c a m p u s event? And why were those strings pulled In such a way as to inconvenience the majority of those in attendance? The Student Activities C o m m i t t e e defended Its decision of the nonalcoholic c a s h bar at the d a n c e on t h r e e p o l n t s ; - T h a t the dance w a s a Hope College E v e n t . --That m i n o r s would attend. - T h a t SAC would have been legally responsible for the 600-1- students on the return trip to Holland. Said Winter F a n t a s i a C o m m i t t e e m e m b e r s Tom Cathey and John Hensler, "It w a s a Hope College event." Careful examination of the situation proved thaf this o f f - c a m p u s "Hope C6llege e v e n t " w a s not under any r e p a i n t s frdtoi the Administration. The d a n c e c o m m i t t e e w a s no more restricted than the Spanish Club who m e e t s at Skiles or the array of fraternities and sororities who Incorporate alcohol Into their offc a m p u s "Hope College e v e n t s . " Nor w a s the dance c o m m i t t e e any more
Prejudice at Hope College? Marilyn Nagelkirk Are Hope students prejudice? We say w e are educated and enlightened young people, and education eliminates prejudice, right? Well if this Is true, then many Hope students are Ignorant. We speak of our neighbors as the " t o w n i e s " or a s " S p i e s . " We discredit them all healthy h u m a n characteristics and assign to them the titles of "lazy" and '"thieves." But In reality, they work harder supporting their f a m i l i e s than w e probably e v e r will. And from my own experience, they are more trustworthy
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restricted than two y e a r s ago, when the s a m e "Hope College e v e n t " had an alcoholic cash bar. Thus, the decision not to give legal adults the choice of alcohol s t e m m e d solely from the judgment of the SAC subc o m m i t t e e , chaired by Tracy Ore. Second, throughout the history of Winter F a n t a s i a , minors have attended the d a n c e and alcohol h a s been served to those over twenty-one y e a r s old. The potential problem of minors buying alcohol could b e alleviated by giving the "adult" a special mark on the hand a s do bars to d i s t i n g u i s h n i n e t e e n - y e a r - o l d s from those of a g e or by giving different colors of tickets to the two groups. Obviously, with that a g e division older students would have bought for minors, BUT MINORS DRINK A N Y W A Y ! ! At this y e a r ' s dance, hotel room w e r e rented for the purposes of parties; bottles of liquor w e r e brought in to spike the Coke under the table. This policy served more as an inconvenience to upperc l a s s students and as a breaking of the dance unity, than to the deterrence of minors. Finally, SAC argued that should any accidents have occurred as the result of an alcoholic bar at the dance, SAC would have been legally responsible. It s e e m e d a noble thought, indeed, when none of the other sororities, fraternities, or clubs worry about such liability. However, upon speaking to a Holland attorney it w a s established that the school or organization would probably win any such suit filed against it. More
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than our p e e r s attending other schools.Not only is our prejudice racial, w e also are biased against our fellow s t u d e n t s . "Oh h e ' s f r o m N e w J o y s e y . " or " J u s t a M i c h i g a n f a r m e r . " m a k e m e wonder how accepting w e are of one another. And aren't w e all a little sick of hearing "dizzy D e l p h i s " and " f e m m i e E m mies"? Only one prescription e x i s t s to heal ignorance, knowledge. Expand yourself and cure yourself. I d a r e you.
specifically, a D e c e m b e r 22, 1983 m e m o r a n d u m from the Associate Dean of Students D a v e VanderWel s u m m a r i z e d the c o l l e g e policy on the matter In the following w a y : "The college policy on alcohol p e r m i t s you to h a v e alcoholic b e v e r a g e s at your organization functions only when those functions are held at places which h a v e a l i c e n s e to sell alcoholic b e v e r a g e s . " By h a v i n g the license, the business h a s a s s u m e d legal responsibility for those who drink there. Thus, the legal responsibility is not SAC's but the hotel's. Although S t u d e n t C o n g r e s s is responsible for allocating SAC's money, these e l e c t e d representatives have no control o v e r how each student's activity, f e e Is used once it l e a v e s the Student Congress account. As Student Congress President D a v e Van Dyke said, "We can't function as an organization if w e have to constantly OK each i t e m that SAC, the radio station, ot the Anchor w a n t s to spend money on." The only workable solution for Student Congress is to trust those in c h a r g e of each organization. But when the trust is broken, when a small group of unelected students can m a k e generally unpopular policy for the entire c a m p u s , a certain d a n g e r p r e v a i l s . U n l e s s Hope students take the initiative to understand, c o m m e n t upon, and-or get involved with cajhpus policy, the next g r o u p of f o L r , w e l l - m e a n i n g volunteers m a y t a k e away a right that Is more fundamental than sipping a g l a s s of wine at a formal.
E D I T O R ' S N O T E : The Chaplain's office wants to make a special note of thanks to all the people around campus and town who helped raise $950 for the MOCP Christmas tree fund in December, 1983. This year's total was close to four times last year's amount, and the substantial amount this year will go to a coffee shop in Japan. Thanks to all involved.
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Because it's not as simple as you think by John McMillan Pat and Ellen set out to answer two questions in their article on alcohol at Fantasia: who decided and why it was decided. Their answers to the two questions are less than satisfactory. The basic argument Pat and E l l e n w i s h u s to a c c e p t i s : - The decision w a s made by a nonrepresentative minority of the Hope C o l l e g e p o p u l a t i o n , - The decision w a s against the w i s h e s of the majority of the Hope College population (at least of those who att e n d e d t h e e v e n t ) , - T h e r e w e r e no outside constraints which influenced the decision against t h e m a j o r i t y , - T h e r e f o r e the decision no to m a k e alcohol available at Winter F a n t a s i a was a bad one. The first postulate, stated in the last paragraph, does not stand up to close inspection. It is implied that because the students are unelected, they are non-representative. Rather, I would argue, the four students who planned Winter F a n t a s i a are very representative of the Hope community. Membership on the Social Act i v i t i e s C o m m i t t e e is open to everyone; in fact SAC is begging for members. It doesn't m a k e much sense to set up such an organization a s a despot terrorizing helpless Hope students. •n
P a l and Ellen offer no proof of their second postulate, that the decision w a s against the w i s h e s of the majority of those in attendance. If proof could be offered, and I Invite Pat, Ellen or anyone else to do so, then I would reconsider m y argument. My impression is that the decision not to serve alcohol w a s in accordance with the w i s h e s of the majority. Alcohol can only be legally served to those over the age of twenty-one. This qualifies approximately V4 ot the Hope community. P e r h a p s it could bei argued that participation at Fantasia w a s skewed towards the upper» end of the a g e distribution, but no facts w e r e presented. It is m y hunch that although participation w a s skewed, a sizeable majority of those at F a n t a s i a w e r e still under age. It has to be further argued, if the policy was an inconvenience, that of those able to drink, a sizeable majority wanted to. Casual conversation with those who attended, and m y appraisal of the Hope c o m m u n i t y as a whole, leads m e to believe that the policy w a s not an inconvenience to the majority. Pat and Ellen have the burden of proving their allegations, yet we are asked to accept axiomatically the fact that the policy was out of sync with the w i s h e s of the majority.
11 the decision w a s m a d e by a majority, the argument turns to one of minority rights. Pat and Ellen refer to the, "right (of) . . . sipping a g l a s s of wine at a formal." I searchec through the Constitution, but I w a s unable to find any reference to the right to c o n s u m e alcohol any where and at any time. I further doubt if Thomas J e f f e r s o n would agree that "the pursuit of happiness" meant one has an unalienable right to partake of alcoholic b e v e r a g e . Although alcoho cannot be universally denied to those of age. organizations are certainly within their rights to exclude s e r v i c e of alcohol at their events. Neither Hope College nor SAC is legally or morally bound to provide a c c e s s to alcohol for those who may desire it. If one enjoys c o n s u m i n g alcohol as part of one's social life (and I must admit that I fit into this category), then there are alternatives to Winter F a n tasia. Pat and E l l e n ' s argument hangs precariously on a postulate they ac cept without question. We too are asked to accept, without any sup porting evidence, the fact that the policy w a s generally unpopular. I a m reminded of Wylie Coyote desperate ly clinging onto a branch pirotruding from a c l i f / , t whUe, a deqp^qhasm awaits him below. feEEP! B E E P !
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You've seen this jerk before, haven't you? by Danny Myers "All's well that ends well," or so the most profound statement goes. The clod who came up with this most absurd and laughable witticism must have never experienced a bad day in his life. He was the type who always arrived fifteen minutes early to an eight o'clock class Xo get a good seat in the front row and look attentive. Where was he the previous semester when impending doom rode heavily on his classmates heads during Finals week? I'll tell you: he was probably at the professor's house going ov^r last minute details for the upcoming exam. While his fellow students scurried through Van Zoeren at the last possible second to finish their papers on "The Effects of Toxic Wastes on Cats in Butte, Montana," this clown sat in his room drinking rare Columbian coffee, eating caviar on an expensive party cracker, and knowing damn well that he had turned in his paper entitled "If God Doesn't Exist, Why Are Their So Many Churches?" You laugh to yourself saying under your breath: C'mon, who are you trying to kid? I thought people like that lived in caves in New Guinea, or were extinct like the dodo bird?" Let this be a brief warning then. He's out there. Allow me to elaborate. My sophomore year I met "him." He was your average student at Hope College, not exactly sure of his major. He had a few zits on his face, long boney fingers, three copies of Plato's Republic, four pens, two of which were black, the others blue, and two pencils in his shirt pocket. The top button of his plaid knit shirt was firmly buttoned, almost cutting off circulation to the rest of his head.
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When I got to my room, I took my one and only copy of Plato's Republic and burned it. After solemnly making an oath to myself to never again talk to this guy, I turned on the stereo. Sitting on the couch, I picked up the most recent issue of The Detroit News, and noticed an article that made my day. "Students Study Too Much," it was called. "According to psychologists at a small university in Arkansas, those who study too much, or are too prepared, could well hurt, instead of help themselves..."-. A smile appeared on my face. "At least there's some good news," I thought. "I hopr that pencil-neck geek fails every class this semester!"
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There ne sat in the front row, eagerly awaiting the lecture. With black pen in hand (he NEVER used blue to take notes), he anxiously waited for the professor to start talking. It was at that, time I realized that I, in my haste to make it to class on time for a change, had forgotten a writing utensil. "Excuse me," I said to him. "Do you have an extra pen I could borrow? I left mine back at the dorm." "I'm afraid I can't," he told me in a matter-of-fact fashion. "You see, if I loan one to you, what's to keep the next guy from asking? And the next, and the next, until finally I don't have any pens left?" Was this joker putting me on, or what? I sat in my chair too dumbfounded to say anything back. Just when I thought of a fairly decent and coherent rebuttal, he chimed in: "It just proves the old adage correct: 'Better s a f e than sorry.'"
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Visif one of the least seen places on campus-Lubbers Loftthis afternoon at 3:30 for Sanford Schwartz's lecture: "Eliot's Early Career: The Poet and his Personae". How else will you find out who Eliot is?
Too little, too late department: The Career Center will hold a Managing an E f f e c t i v e Job Search Workshop Tuesday at 6:30. Xpu'll have to register for this one...call x2110 for details and a list of employers looking for slightly dubious ta^nt.
Finally, what we all REALLY need: a Test Taking workshop, sponsored by the ASC, will be held Monday at 6:30 pm in Lubbers 106. They'll be a test afterwards, and if you fail it, you have to take the workshop again.
TOWN Here's good news for all you ice-cream fans: the Rainbow's End ice cream shop at 1026 South Washington Street in Holland is offering a leap year "Make Someone Smile" special only for Hope students. Take in this Anchor and get a first sundae at the regular price and a second of equal or lesser value for 79 cents. It lasts until February 29th, but go now to avoid the last minute r ush. iney say now's the time to go oversees, and here's your chance to do it. An International Studies Fair will be held Sunday from 78:30 in the Kletz featuring inexpensive food, i n e x p e n s i v e passport photos, and inexpensive wooden shoes. Lots more special stuff, too. Bring your own turban.
OPUS, \ e v e r y o n e ' s favorite literary gem, is looking for Sandburgs and Hemingways now until February 10th. Drop off your potentially famous works at the English Department by next Friday. Isn't this how Shakespeare got his start?
Soprano Beth LeFever holds her junior recital tonight at 8 in Wichers Auditorium. She's good, folks, and where else can you get this much entertairfment lor the price? ( i t ' s f r e e )
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The Milestone has exiended its Pure talent P h o t o C o v e r C o n t e s t until at its very best abounds at the February 8. Take a color snapBlack Coalition Talent Show shot, keep the negative intact, tomorrow night at 7 in the DeWitt and send it into the Milestone by Theatre. Admission is free. If Thursday, $50 for the best photo, you thought Ed Sullivan had it and a weeks worth of Phelps food right, you ain't seen nothing yet. for the runner-up. Better make it good.
One more time: t4 Who is this white chick, anyway?" you ask. It's Marian McPartland, the best damned jazz pianist Europe has ever produced, that's who. See her Wednesday night in Dimnent Chapel at 8 pm. 3 bucks for students, 5 tor faculty, $100 for Democrats.
The Men's JV basketball team takes on Kirkland JC Saturday at the Civic Center, starting at 5:55 pm. Coach Afman's team is tough and good, and remember, these are the guys who you'll be seeing defend the MIAA chamDionshio in the next few years.
The Men's and Women's swimming t e a m s host Grand •Rapids JC at -the Dow Center Wednesday night at 6. Both teams are good and should do well against GRJC. Watch them do it after dinner.
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