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That's what Mother Nature Has been doing lately. It gets warm enough to melt all the snow and then poof! It snows again the next few days. Enough white stuff fell by Tuesday to encourage some snowball throwing.

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Two Frats Viewed As Sexist A s r u s h 1988 c o m e s to a close, t w o of H o p e s fraternities have cojne under fire for sexist rush advertisements. Both the Cosmopolitan and Arcadian fraternities have been a c c u s e d of u s i n g s e x i s t a n d h a r a s s i n g m e t h o d s in a n a t t e m p t to g a i n more rushees.

The Cosmo poster contains pictures and advertisements from the m a g a z i n e Cosmopolitan. In the poster a beautiful women in a low cut d r e s s is s h o w n s a y i n g "indulge yourself a little," a quotation taken from a Swiss chocolate bar advertisement. The poster also contains a schedule of Cosmo rush events. Ironically, the poster (or more accurately ones like it) has been a common method of Cosmo advertising on and off over the last six years, each time leading to charges of sexism by the fraternity. Though the pictures and some quotations are from Cosmopolitan magazine, this particular poster and its content was chosen over others at the organizations business meeting. Cosmo President Sean Luckman denies charges of sexism, saying teh fraternity has made a conscientious attempt to tone down the poster. The Arcadina fraternity has come under controversy stemming from table tents advertising their traditional Komonawanlai dance. When refolded, the table tents

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COSMO c o n t a i n e d the p h r a s e "blowiob." Arcadian President Jeff Beird expressed regret over the b l a t a n t s e x i s m of t h e advertisement, admitting it to be totally inexcusable.

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failed to go through correct channels bv not submitting the tents tor approval ana failing to notify the food service before setting them out, a failure that led. in part, to their quick disposal.

Now Student Milk Crate Thieves Could Serve Time In Jail HARRISBURG, PA (CPS) -

punishment. The milk industry h a s decided to People — mostly students — get tough with students who use steal about $100 million worth of stolen milk c r a t e s as milk c r a t e s a year, said Dawn bookshelves, record r a c k s and Brydon of the Milk Industry laundry baskets. Foundation In Washington, D.C. As of this t e r m c r a t e crooks in " T h e r e ' s a particular problem Pennsylvania can get up to 90 in college communities because days in jail or a $300 fine if students find milk crates so caught using stolen boxes. versatile," Brydon said. "They Milk c r a t e t h e f t s and can be used for bookcases, as crackdowns are, of course, not p a c k i n g c r a t e s . I a c t u a l l y limited to Pennsylvania. The shouldn't be pointing out all their California Coalition for Milk positive a s p e c t s . " Case Recovery b r i n g s back " I t ' s a difficult problem, and about 4,000 c r a t e s a month. In an expensive p r o b l e m , " Brydon recent y e a r s milk companies and added. police have conducted roundups To c u t t h e i r l o s s e s , t h e at Iowa State, North Carolina P e n n s y l v a n i a Association of State, and the universities of Milk Dealers persuaded the s t a t e Nebraska, Oklahoma, among legislature to m a k e It a c r i m e to others. steal and possess the milk crates. But Pennsylvania's law — The association already h a s which went Into effect Dec. 6 — spent $40,000 to publicize the new reportedly Is the first to single law, a drop In the bucket . o u t . c r a t e , t h i e v e s for . special compared with the $2 million

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skimmed from Pennsylvania dairy profits by c r a t e crooks. The education e f f o r t , said spokesman E a r l Fink, is aimed at college students, and at least some a p p e a r to be paying attention. Students at Penn State, for example, took a d v a n t a g e of an amnesty period to deposit m o r e than 160 milk c r a t e s n e a r a dorm office. The c r a t e s later were returned to their rightful owners by university police and local dairy employees.

Brydon maintained, without the force of a new law behind them. The local crackdowns in other states were noble, she said, but often don't work because r e t a i l e r s , r e s t a u r a n t s , food service m a n a g e r s and even dairies themnselves t r e a t the c a s e s carelessly, leaving t h e m outside for the picking. One company, she said, attempted to build a c r a t e that collapsed If stereos, r e f r i g e r a t o r s or other weighty object were placed on It, but the concept "didn't take o f f . "

C l a r i o n U n i v e r s i t y of Pennsylvania students returned m o r e than 1,500 during an a m n e s t y period. At n e a r b y Edlnboro University, a r u m o r that the "milk c r a t e police" were coming s p u r r e d s t u d e n t s to return m o r e than 100 c r a t e s . Individual c a m p u s efforts could never be so successful,

Getting others to take the Industry's frustration seriously, moreover, has been h a r d . " I once walked Into a police station to file a complaint on someone using milk c r a t e s , " explained Michael Massey, the coordinator of the California milk c r a t e posse, " a n d they were using them to file police r e c o r d s . "

As of yet, neither group has b e e n n o t i f i e d of a n y d i s c i p l i n a r y a c t i o n s the college will take. Beird, however, has been warned to expect notification in the near future.

Congress 1 Changes Parietals By Julie Thornes anchor Staff Writer The Student Congress met last Thursday, Jan. 21 at 9 p.m. and finalized changes in the current visitation hours. P r e v i o u s visitation hours began daily at 11 a.m. and lasted until 12 a.m. Sunday-Thursday. On w e e k e n d s , the evening parietal extended until 2 a.m. LCongress altered these hours to t h e f o l l o w i n g : SundayThursday 10 a.m.-12:30 a.m., Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-2 a.m. The morning parietal ends an hour earlier under the rationale that: (1) since most church services begin at 11 a.m. an added hour will make It easier for students and families to meet beforehand; (2) parental visits will be made more convenient; and (3) students will be able to meet together before lunch [which begins at 10:30 a.m..

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Trustees Okay Van Zoeren Renovation; College To Get New VAX Computer System By Brian Breen anchor Editor It was more than business a s usual last Thursday and Friday as Hope's Board of Trustees met for their annual meeting on campus. In addition to granting tenure and academic ranks, the 46m e m b e r b o a r d also m a d e several financial decisions aimed at taking the college into the 1990^ and beyond. Rennovation of the old Van Zoeren Library and VanderWerf Hall, the purchase of a new computer system and several b u s i n e s s v e n t u r e s w e r e all approved. Faculty m e m b e r s Dr. Barry Bandstra, Dr. Anne Larsen, H e r b e r t M a r t i n , D r . Boyd Wilson, and Ronald Wolthuis were all granted tenure at Hope. Bandstra, Martin, and Wilson were also promoted to the rank of associate professor. Dr. William Cohen, Dr. Donald Cronkite, Dr. J a n e Dickie, Dr. J a m e s H e i s l e r , Glenn Van Wieren, and Dr. Dennis Voskuil

w e r e all p r o m o t e d to the academic rank of full professor. The Board authorized the college to seek bids on the $4.2 million renovation of Van Zoeren and VanderWerf Halls. The project will link the two buildings with the newly constructed Van Wylen Library, completing the f i n a l p h a s e of a m a j o r development project. The departments of computer science, economics and business administration, education, mathematics, nhysics, sociology, and t h e A c a d e m i c S u p p o r t Center will all be housed in the two r e n o v a t e d b u i l d i n g s . Construction is scheduled to begin this s u m m e r with a tentative completion date of J a n u a r y 1990. The campaign for Hope will fund approximately $1.2 million of the cost of the renovation. The remaining $3 million will be raised by the D e v e l o p m e n t Office and a five-year Michigan Higher Education tax-exempt loan. Over $100,000 was given to the college for beautification of the

grounds surrounding Van Zoeren, VanderWerf, and the new library. A plaza will be constructed in the middle of Graves Place. It will be named Van Andel Plaza in honor of donors Mr. and Mrs. J a y Van Andel of the Am way Corporation of Grand Rapids. With the completion of the r e n o v a t i o n s and the new admissions building on 10th Street, the value of the c a m p u s will reach over $70 million. "We have a very valuable campus,' 1 said President John Jacobson. An anonymous donor provided the college with a gift of $125,000 to partially fund the purchase of the Holland Theater on Eighth S t r e e t . A c c o r d i n g to B i l l Anderson, vice president of Business and Finance, the asking price for the theater was around $190,000. However, he declined to give the exact amount the college paid for the building. The trustees also supported the investment of $150,000 in the Riverview Development Project, a privately-funded limited p a r t n e r s h i p d e s i g n e d to

integrate the riverfront with the nearby college c a m p u s and downtown business district. " T h e good health of the business district is important to the college," said Jacobson. "The quality of this a r e a has a direct bearing on the quality of life for our students." When fully developed, the p r o j e c t will include a rejuvenated downtown commerical district with retail, office, r e s t a u r a n t , and light industrial production. Residential a r e a s overlooking the Macatawa River a r e also a component of the project. "Hope College is an urban college, we're building on Hope's m a s t e r p l a n , " said Tom Wolterink, who with f o r m e r Hope president Gordon Van Wylen, is one of the developers of the Riverview Project. " ( W e want) to blend together as one... when it's c o m p l e t e d , " added Wolterink. Recreational developmentis also planned, too. An ice skating rink and non-motorized boating are two possibilities. A sculling

course is another idea that m a y be considered. Replacing the school's fiveyear-old computer system w a s also approved by the Board of Trustees. Two Digital VAX 8350 systems will be purchased at a cost of approximately $620,000. There air conditioning, staff training and maintenance will also be upgraded. The system price includes a 20 percent d i s c o u n t by t h e D i g i t a l Corporation and will also be financed by a MHEFA loan. Rising enrollment and admission \patterns have m a d e Hope look at building another dormitory. Although constructing a new dorm is not yet planned, Jacobson did say the offices occupied by the education and business departments would be converted into student housing. "We think we c a n w a i t (on a new dormitory)," said Jacobson. Over the past decade the college has invested over $20 m i l l i o n in c a m p u s constructionand i m p r o v e m e n t projects.

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Students Fight Over Radio Station A L B U Q U E R Q U E . NM (NSNS) - A programming change made without student or listener approval at KUNM, a public radio station licensed to the University of New Mexico, h a s m u s h r o o m e d into a bitter fight between a d m i n i s t r a t o r s and student and c o m m u n i t y leaders. Two s e p a r a t e lawsuits charging f r a u d a n d civil r i g h t s violations a r e now pending a g a i n s t UNM a d m i n i s t r a t o r s and KUNM management, and the controversy has sparked n u m e r o u s rallies a n d p r o t e s t s on campus. At issue is a decision m a d e by m a n a g e m e n t last May, a f t e r students h a d left for t h e s u m m e r , to r e p l a c e a 20-year-old KUNM tradition known a s " F r e e f o r m " broadcasting, an eclectic m i x of music a n d cultural p e r s p e c t i v e s d e s c r i b e d by o n e D J a s " a n y t h i n g f r o m M o z a r t to Motown to high Andes folk m u s i c . " In its place, m a n a g e r s opted for a s t r a i g h t jazz and classical f o r m a t . Now, led by a coalition of students, citizen F r e e f o r m f a n s a n d m e m b e r s of the Latino c o m m u n i t y h e r e , a backlash m o v e m e n t h a s frozen much of the station's funding and galvanized support from thousands of listeners. " U l t i m a t e l y , this is an issue of s t u d e n t i n v o l v e m e n t in a d e m o c r a t i c s y s t e m , " said H a r r y Norton, president of S t u d e n t s for KUNM, which is t h e m a i n student group involved in the dispute. " T h e s t u d e n t s provide

the station with $105,000 a y e a r in m a n d a t o r y fees, and h a v e no control u n d e r c u r r e n t policy." Norton c h a r g e d that KUNM m a d e several public denials of plans for a p r o g r a m m i n g change, then w a i t e d until students and faculty h a d left c a m p u s and went a h e a d with one. M a n a g e m e n t of the station is h a n d l e d by UNM a d m i n i s t r a t o r s and employees; t h e r e a r e no students involved. Norton e x p l a i n e d t h a t the f o r m a t change goes d e e p e r than mnere musical tastes. 4< Freeform included many cultural f o r u m s a n d i s s u e s , " he said. "We h a d an outspoken w o m e n ' s right a d v o c a t e : s h e ' s been suspended. Another guy would dedicate songs to i n m a t e s in New Mexico prisons and c o m m e n t on prison issues. He's gone. And the Latino c o m m u n i t y feels t h a t t h e y ' v e been forced out, and a r e losing a valuable outlet for cultural e x p r e s s i o n . " C h a r g e s of censorship b e g a n later in May, when a n n o u n c e r Andres Mares-Muro voiced his opposition to the f o r m a t change, and p r o g r a m director P a t Conley allegedly a t t a c k e d and t r i e d to choke him. T h e s c u f f l e w a s h e a r d by KUNM listeners tuned in to the live show. When a volunteer DJ announced a J u n e 26 c a m p u s rally protesting the c h a n g e , she was r e m o v e d f r o m h e r show in mid-shift. Following the rally, c a m p u s police locked 10 s a l a r i e d emloyees a n d volunteers out of the station for p a r t i c i p a t i n g in

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the protest, a n d two o f f i c e r s escorted a n o t h e r volunteer out of the studio. On J u n e 30, a t t o r n e y s for a group of 2,300 listeners calling themselves F r i e n d s of F r e e f o r m Radio filed a lawsuit alleging that KUNM m a n a g e m e n t defrauded subscribers and l i s t e n e r s by d e l i b e r a t e l y concealing the planned f o r m a t change during fundraising dr i ve s. D i s t r i c t J u d g e W.C. Smith signed a t e m p o r a r y restraining o r d e r b a r r i n g station officials f r o m spending a n y listener contributed funds d u r i n g the previous nine months. T h e following day, officials shut down the station for two weeks, citing t h r e a t s a g a i n s t staff m e m b e r s and university p r o p e r y . A second suit w a s filed J u l y 29 by 21 volunteers, about half of whom a r e students, c h a r g i n g management and administrators with civil rights violations. T h e v o l u n t e e r s c l a i m they w e r e unlawfully dismissed for voicing opposition to t h e f o r m a t c h a n g e . Both suits a r e still in process. In August, Students for KUNM placed an ad in t h e " D a i l y L o b o " which m a d e s e v e r a l c h a r g e s : T h a t dissent o v e r the decision was m e t with g a g o r d e r s a n d suspensions of m o r e t h a n 20 volunteer p r o g r a m m e r s , a n d that listener outrage was ignored. T h a t an existing volunteer agreement and grievance p r o c e d u r e w a s s c r a p p e d by General M a n g e r Tim Singleton in f a v o r of a policy enabling m a n a g e m e n t to d i s m i s s a volunteer for any reason. T h e policy also prohibits c o m m e n t a r y on relevant issues.

Feb. 5 J O E WALSH, Holiday Star Plaza, Chicago. Feb. 5 B.B. King, P r e m i e r Theatre, Detroit. F e b . 11 R O N N I E J A M E S D I O , W i n g s S t a d i u m , K a l a m a z o o . F e b . 14 S P Y R O G Y R A , S t a t e T h e a t r e , K a l a m a z o o . F e b . 19 S T I N G , M a s o n i c T e m p l e , D e t r o i t . M a r . 1 J O H N N Y MATHIS, Miller Auditorium, K a l a m a z o o .

T h a t Singleton locked the station's doors a n d shut down the t r a n s m i t t e r , depriving listeners of p r o g r a m m i n g for two weeks, and p e r m a n e n t l y b a r r e d five long-time volunteers f r o m the air-waves for dissenting opinions. The a d called on students to r e f r a i n f r o m volunteering at or contributing to KUNM, and to w r i t e Singleton a n d U N M ' s president a n d vice p r e s i d e n t in protest. On Sept. 15, the UNM G r a d u a t e Students Association agreed to a Students for KUNM request to f r e e z e indefinitely about $800 in GSA f u n d s that a r e c o n t r i b u t e d to t h e s t a t i o n ' s budget. T h r e e weeks later, the Associated Students of UNM voted to withhold $105,000 in station f u n d i n g until a policym a k i n g r a d i o board, at least half its m e m b e r s being students, is formed. Three students

The plan fell through when the University of Indiana outbid Hope for the proposed concert. " S q u e e z e " will be playing in a much l a r g e r a r e n a in Indiana then they would h a v e h e r e . The civic center on downtown 8th Street is t h e l a r g e s t in-door public a r e n a t h a t the Holland a r e a h a s to offer, and t h a t only holds about 3,000 people.

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Broglio To CoChair Panel In San Diego L a w r e n c e B r o g l i o , an associate professor of theatre at Hope, has been invited to cochair a panel discussion at the 1988 National Conmvention of the Association for T h e a t r e in Higher Education (ATHE) in San Diego, Cal.this August. The panel discussion is entitled " D i r e c t o r s Working with Playwrights: Collaboration versus Coopting from P a g e to Stage," and it will center around precautions of cherishing a new play without indulgence while also heightening the d r a m a of creation without the t r a u m a of art versus commercialization. Also serving on the panel will be Peggy O'Brien, this y e a r ' s Meyer Lecture p e r f o r m e r for the college's Women's Week, held Feb. 1-5. Broglio is a veteran of all aspects of theatre. He has directed over 150 shows for stage

and television as well as one animated film. As an Equity a c t o r and d i r e c t o r , he participated in the development of many original scripts for regional t h e a t r e , c h i l d r e n ' s theatre, and television. Recently, he and his wife, Yoli Sherba Broglio, the coordinator of the Hope College Great Performance Series, co-authored and developed Unfinished Business, a play set to music which toured California and Connecticut. Prior to coming to Hope in 1986, Broglio taught at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut for three years. A graduate of the College of Holy Cross, he holds m a s t e r ' s of a r t s and m a s t e r ' s of fine arts degrees from Cornell University.



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Feature Way, Way, Way Off-Campus: The GLCA New York Arts Semester

Story and Photos By M i k e W i l l

The New York a r t s p r o g r a m could be called the most fun thing I've ever done. It w a s the best educational experience a young art student could ask for. I wqould never have considered going off c a m p u s during my senior year, but I don't r e g r e t it now. I had the pleasure of

Why go off campus? Good q u e s t i o n . Why l e a v e t h e ' s e c u r i t y ' of Hope? Simply enough, everyone needs a change of pace, and isn't it logical to go somewhere you've never been and get a full load of credit in the balance? T h a t ' s what my friends who are p r o g r a m alumni asked






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working with two prominent city artists, Judith Bernstein and Gerry Griffin. The city itself is a fantastic place to live. Who could resist Browdway, Soho, The Village, and assorted museums? My return to Hope and Michigan did hit m e with a bit of culture shock, but a f t e r the Big Apple, who c a r e s ?

me, and p r o g r a m director Alvin Sher convinced me to take this option seriously. We talked about my interests and he said that he could m o s t likely find a professional artist who would be compatible with me. Go? The more you think about it, the better it sounds. I arrived in New York City in

May for my personal interviews with too much luggage and no idea of where I was. Fortunately this changed. After consultations with Alvin I had interviews arranged that very day. The choice of sponsor is very open; if you don't seem compatible, you don't have to work for them. Judith Bernstein is a painter who works on predominantly largescale feminist t h e m e works, and is known for the 4 hairy screw' pieces. My favorite job, though, was with sculptor Gerry Griffin, who specializes in natural media works, using wax, bamboo, b u r l a p and other e l e m e n t s . Gerry treated m e more like a partner than a student, and often I was responsible for the form of whole pieces. Such trust is heartening. Of course, every apprenticeship varies, so each s t u d e n t s h o u ld e x p l o r e all possibilities. Studio art isn't the only o p t i o n - d a n c e , t h e a t r e , music and literature in both production and organizational levels a r e offered. New York is to fine art and avant garde culture what Holland is to tulips, windmills, slow Sundays, and conservatism. The city is a true melting pot in every sense of the word. Any option possible is out there somewhere. My work places were in Chinatown and Little Italy so each day w a s a journey Into a new world. The nightlife is a s v a r i e d a s t h e population. One can go to a neighborhood club or popular dance clubs, such a s Limelight, Kat Club or the Palladium (where Club MTV is filmed). Theatre can be very cheap. Even Broadway shows have discount tickets for students at lower r a t e s . One can find m a n y musical a c ts at the offing from classical to popular, even obsure local bands or rising new age artists. F r o m the cloisters to Wall Street, it's out there! Actually, any off c a m p u s program is a great chance to find a new world and meet new friends, but New York is the pinnacle of a fine a r t experience.


I m a d e friends with students from m a n y different p a r t s of the country: New Mexico, Illinois, Ohio, New J e r s e y , Pennsylvania and other states. Several of these people b e c a m e close to m e and we now correspond to keep up to date. And if you try the p r o g r a m you might find that you've

changed some. Growth isn't always visible, until your frineds notice at least. A good friend of mine from Queens noticed that I walk fast. It isn't that strange, but he r e m a r k e d that 1 had a New York pace. Maybe it isn't the speed you need, but just a change of pace!




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"If it offends so m a n y people, p e r h a p s they should consider discontinuing the tradition. I ' m s u r e the last thing the Cosmos want to do is offend people with their rush posters. P e r h a p s being sued for copyright i n f r i n g e m e n t would discourage t h e m . "

" I d o n ' t find this p o s t e r offensive. It a t t r a c t s attention to the Cosmo f r a t e r n i t y and obviously t h a t w a s the i n t e n t . "

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Today's Students Not As Materialistic As Thought Says College Newspaper Survey Ask today's college students if winning a million dollars would alter their c a r e e r plans and eighty percent would tell you no, according to the nationwide HOT SHOT Poll of nearly 500 college newspaper editors. The new survey was conducted among more than 1,760 editors for HOT SHOT Tropical Fruit Schnapps. Anchor editor Brian Breen was one of 490 editors who responded. " I ' m frankly surprised," said J a m e s H. McKee, spokesman for HOT SHOT Schnapps. " I ' m not sure we'd get the s a m e kind of response from the post-yuppie " m e " generation — those in their late thirties or early forties, who would likely want to retire immediately if they c a m e into big money ." Idealism, the HOT SHOT Poll showed, was again a force

. . . ^ . .mn.. lilro thp ppnnnmv and among today's students. The Caution and stablility, the HOT ^e'oiaced m a j o r s h a r e of the college SHOT Poll indicated, were prime the federal def'Cit were p editors responding, for instance, factors among college students first by a scant 5.3 [ ^ r c e n i . said that the most important today. Almost two thirds (65.5 AIDS crisis has a l r e a d y single thing they would seek in percent), for example, said that significant influence on student c o n s i d e r i n g a j o b a f t e r during their first y e a r in the real p e r s o n a 1 h a b i t s a graduation would be " m a k i n g a world, they would be spending overwhelming 86 percent said d i f f e r c e n e , " first choice for most of their income on rent and they intended to use caution in almost 43 percent. "Opportunity living expenses. Close to half any new sexual relationship, or for a d v a n c e m e n t " was the option p l a n n e d to r e n t t h e i r own would r e m a i n celibate until a for 31.4 percent. Salary, by a p a r t m e n t or house during their cure was found. Only 2.4 percent, contrast, w a s picked by only 8.4 first y e a r out of school; and more percent and " p o w e r " by less t h a n 72 p e r c e n t p l a n n e d than two percent. m a r r i a g e within ten years, half " T h e students of the 1980's a r e that number within five years. A o f t e n c r i t i c i z e d f o r b e i n g similar number expected to have 15years ago today... materialistic," said McKee, " b u t at least two children a f t e r they February 3, 1973 - The they a p p e a r to have m o r e in m a r r i e d . common with their counterparts Societal issues a r e also on Board of Trustees announced from the 1960's than we realized, students' minds. AIDS ranked as a $125 increase in tuition for M o r e t h a n h a l f of o u r "the most p r e s s i n g " with 27.6 the following year. Jazz great respondents, in fact, expect to percent, well ahead of the Dizzy G i l l e s p i e g a v e a Hoi" Civic earn only between $10,000 and n u m b e r s p r e o c c u p i e d with concert at the Holland for $20,000 during their first full y e a r nuclear war and peace, which Center. ! The applications „ , J their In the work force." c a m e first with 21.5 percent. Big a d m i s s i o n r e a c h e d

Although it stands empty now, the old VanZoren Library will soon be the new home to several offices and departments as well as an important link in a major renovation plan involving VanderWerf Hall. The basement of VanZoren will serve as an extension of the new Van Wylen Library and will include a special collections room and the college archives, the latter which used to be located in the basement of Durfee. According to Director of Libraries, David Jensen, work on the basement should be completed in time for the March dedication of the new library. " 1 must applaud the wise

Respnondents to the HOT SHOT Poll included student e d i t o r s at c o l l e g e s and universities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The d a t a was compiled and analyzed by Beta R e s e a r c h of Syosset, New York, for HOT SHOT Tropical F r u i t Schnapps.

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Van Zoeren And VanderWerf To Undergo Big Changes By Kaylene Shannon anchor Feature Editor

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c h o i c e of t h e c o l l e g e architects for deciding to build Van Wylen on the site that they did. because as sure as we stand here, the library will expand right back into Van Zoren in another 15 to 20 years. It will be much less expensive to expand back into Van Zoren when the time comes than to build an expansion onto Van Wylen," Jensen said. As for the rest of Van Zoren, the main floor will eventually house the business and economics departments, computer science classrooms and other multi-purpose classrooms. The education and sociology departments, as well as the Academic Support Center will be located on the second floor, The m a j o r r e n o v a t i o n project involving Vander Werf will include ouilding a

two-story link between it and Van Zoren. The connecting area will house classrooms as well as provide a covered walkway between the three buildings. In addition, the 1950's style architecture of Vander Werf and Van Zoren will be scrapped in favor of a more modern facade. " C o m p l e t i o n of t h e renovation isn't projected until the Spring of 1990, said President Jacobsen. "The Board of Trustees has given us the go ahead to start accepting bids for the project, and if w e c a n find a satisfactory one, construction will begin this t summer." The Dow Corooation has rp* donated $1 million to the renovation of Vander Werf and Van Zoren, but at least another $2 million will need to be raised to complete the project.

the third c o n s e c u t i v e semester, the anchor was awarded an All-American rating by the Associated Collegiate Press.

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Upward Bound Students To Raise Funds For Program Working At Burger King If you stop by the 16th St. Burger King in Holland b e t w e e n 11 a . m . and 5 p . m . this S a t u r d a y , Feb. 6, you won't s e e the usual smiling f a c e s behind the counter. You'll see " r o o k i e " U p w a r d Bound s t u d e n t s working the shift to r a i s e f u n d s for Hope College's Upward Bound p r o g r a m . B u r g e r King will d o n a t e 10 p e r c e n t of the proceeds d u r i n g t h a t period to the organization's scholarship and cultural e n r i c h m e n t funds. The 27 s t u d e n t s scheduled to work were trained by B u r g e r King to p e r f o r m a v a r i e t y of

r e s t a u r a n t tasks, f r o m bussing tables to taking o r d e r s , for the f u n d r a i s i n g event.

college applications to helping us d e t e r m i n e which school will be right for u s , " says Tina Castanon, 17, who worked at the 16th Street B u r g e r King last year.

Upward Bound is a federally funded p r o g r a m which provides a c a d e m i c assistance to first g e n e r a t i o n of l o w - i n c o m e college-bound students nationwide. The Hope College p r o g r a m s e r v e s a b o u t 70 students in Ottawa, Allegan and Van Buren counties. " U p w a r d Bound gelps us get ready for college, f r o m helping us learn to study to t e a c h i n g us how to fill out financial and

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should h a v e consulted with the students before m a k i n g this decision." G r e b n e r predicted the tower will be d a r k d u r i n g holiday seasons to come. " I t s e e m s c l e a r the university is not going to continue the p r a c t i c e (of having the c r o s s ) . " The University of Maryland, meanwhile, p l a n s to continue i n c l u d i n g p r a y e r s at its graduation c e r e m o n i e s . U.S. D i s t r i c t Court J u d g e N o r m a n R a m s e y in D e c e m b e r refused to stop officials f r o m leading a p r a y e r a t its Dec. 22 c o m m e n c e m e n t exercises. Student Matthew B a r r y , who said he w a s an atheist, h a d a s k e d the courts to halt the p r a c t i c e . " I view those p r a y e r s a s a violation of m y right to be f r e e f r o m g o v e r n m e n t a l e n d o r s e m e n t of religion," B a r r y said. B a r r y did not attend the c e r e m o n y a f t e r h e a r i n g the j u d g e ' s decision, which only r e f u s e d to enjoin M a r y l a n d f r o m including the p r a y e r . It did not rule whether the prayer constituted a s t a t e e n d o r s e m e n t of religion. The school a s s u m e s B a r r y , now g r a d u a t e d , won't continue t h e case. T h e issue h e r a i s e d " i s moot with r e s p e c t to h i m , " UM lawyer Terence Roach asserted. Both R o a c h a n d J a m e s Mingle, an a s s i s t a n t a t t o r n e y g e n e r a l handling the c a s e , say a n o t h e r plaintiff m u s t be found b e f o r e a r g u m e n t s in t h e c a s e could go forward.



(CPS) - Organized p r a y e r s w e r e allowed at the University of M a r y l a n d while a l a r g e c r o s s w a s banned f r o m t h e University of Idaho during the just-passed holiday season. At I d a h o , c o n s e r v a t i v e s t u d e n t s l o s t a n e f f o r t to p r e s e r v e a c a m p u s tradition of forming a cross by leaving on c e r t a i n r o o m l i g h t s in a residence hall. Meanwhile, a c r o s s the country a University of M a r y l a n d atheist student lost his e f f o r t to ban p r a y e r s from his winter graduation c e r e m o n y . M e m b e r s of Student Values, an Idaho conservative group, petitioned P r e s i d e n t R i c h a r d Gibb not to "pull the p l u g " on the Theophilus Tower cross. But they were too late. UI spokeswoman Marythea Grebner said Gibb was responding to local organizations t h a t had a r g u e d lighting the c r o s s was using s t a t e property to display a religious symbol. A local o f f - c a m p u s p a p e r last y e a r editorialized against the cross, she said, on the grounds the s t a t e — fighting an i m a g e of being a r e f u g e for white s u p r e m i c i s t and anti-Semitic groups like t h e A r y a n Nations — couldn't a f f o r d to align itself with any one religious group. D a v i d S t a r t , p r e s i d e n t of Student Values, told the UI Argonaut — the student p a p e r — Gibb turned the c r o s s off " f o r the wrong r e a s o n s . I j u s t think he


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" B u r g e r King is giving them the c h a n c e to e x p e r i e n c e working in a fast-food r e s t a u r a n t while earning money for Upward Bound." Bob Kittle, a B u r g e r King m a n a g e r , a n d an U p w a r d Bound g r a d u a t e himself, s a y s the event will help expose students to c a r e e r o p p o r t u n i t i e s in t h e r e s t a u r a n t business, as well a s support U p w a r d Bound. "1 think it will be a really good experience which will help m e get a job in the f u t u r e , " s a y s Andres Collado, 16, of Holland. Proceeds earned during Feb. 6

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Results Of National Editor's Survey Surveys were sent to 1,764 editors of college newspapers nationwide. A total of 490 editors, or 27.7 percent, responded. Salary expected first year out of college: - u n d e r $10,000 (7.6 percent) ~$10,001-$20,000 ( 54.1) -$20,001-$30,000 ( 28.0) ~$30,001-$40,000 (6.1) -$40,001 or more (3.7) Number of children planned: - n o n e (14.9 percent) - o n e (8.0) - t w o (44.3) - t h r e e (20.2) - f o u r or m o r e (7.8) Quality most valued in any relationship: -honesty (36.1 percent) - w a r m t h (21.4) -intelligence (18.2)

- s e n s e of h u m o r (10.8) - s i m i l a r interests (10.2) - a t t r a c t i v e a p p e a r a n c e (1.0) How free time is spent: -socializing with friends (49.4 percent) - r e a d i n g (23.3) -sleeping (13.1) - w a t c h i n g TV (5.5) -exercising or competing in sports (5.1) -going to nightclubs or b a r s (2.2)

Your drinking habits: -virtually never drink (41.6 percent) -only on weekends (31.2) - t w o to five drinks p e r week (21.4) - t w o or more drinks p e r day (3.7) Your choice of drinks:

- b e e r (38.2 percent) -low proof drink, i.e. schnapps or wine cooler (20.2) --mixed drinks, i.e. screwdriver. Bloody Mary (19.6) - w i n e (10.2) - s t r a i g h t whiskey (5.1) How AIDS has affected you: -will only sleep with someone with whom involved monogamously (51.2 percent) - p l a n to exercise caution in any new sexual relationship (32.4)

- n o t worried about 'safe sex'; not a t risk (10.6) - p l a n to be celibate until a cure is found (2.4) How do you see yourself?: - u p and coming; potential mover and shaker (50.8 percent) - c o n c e r n e d about future (25.1) - i n n e r directed; self involved (13.5) - w a n t to change the world (8.4) - c o n t e n t with status quo (1.6)

The most pressing issue facing my college generation: - A I D S (27.6 percent) - n u c l e a r weapons, nuclear war, world p e a c e (21.5) - e c o n o m y , federal deficit (5.3) -declining moral or ethical values (4.9) - c a r i n g for others (4.3) - a p a t h y (4.1) - e n v i r o n m e n t a l conservation, overpopulation (4.1) - j o b opportunities (3.5) - q u a l i t y or cost of education (3.5)


Library Not Finished Students dissappointed in system will not arrive until the sparse furnishings of the the middle of the semester. new library, don't despair! Jensen said he planned to According to Director of keep the old card catalog Libraries, David Jensen, the system at least through the Van Wylen Library is far end of the year because he does not want to confuse from completed. "Only one-third of the new students when they are in the furniture we ordered has middle of working on major come in yet, which explains papers. One of the most exciting all the empty space in the l i b r a r y n o w . B y t h e furnishings yet to arrive al dedication in March, we hope Van Wylen a r e c h a i r s to have everything set and specially designed for the new library and will soon be ready for student use." marketed as the Hope College Among the furniture yet to Chair. arrive includes a new front "I'm just concerned that desk, study carrols and the students are a little leisure furniture. The leisure dissappointed in the sparse furniture will be placed on furnishings in the library and sach floor around the blue- want to assure them that it is carpeted areas. only temporary," concluded The computerized catalog Jensen.

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By Ben H a n n e m a n anchor Sports Editor To close out the first half of the MIA A s e a s o n t h e F l y i n g Dutchmen basketball team journeyed to Albion to meet the Britons in the first of four road games Earlier this season the Britons were giant killers as they beat up on Calvin to give the Knights their first league loss this season. The s a m e w a s t r u e last Wednesday night as Albion downed Hope 96-93 on the strength of 24 consecutive free throws. The Dutchmen were able to stay with the Britons for much of the first half despite a 15-3 Albion run and despite shooting only 45 percent from the floor. At the half the Britons led 48-41. Rebounding also helped Albion maintain a lead that was never

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threatened until late in the game. Albion held a 23-14 a d v a n t a g e on the glass at intermission. The second 20 minutes of action began much as the first had ended, with Hope holding the edge in momentum. The Britons wouldn't quit and kept the lead just out of reach Then with' :34 seconds left, after Greg Mitchell had hit four consecutive three-poiriters, Jim Klunder filled it. up from threepoint country to give Hope a 93-92 lead, their first since early in the contest. Albion answered with a deuce to regain the lead and would only need two free throws to ice the g a m e a s time b e c a m e the Dutchmen's sole enemy. The Britons defeat of the Dutchmen, dropping Hope to 5-1 in the league, set up a showdown on Saturday between Hope and

the Knights of Calvin, a rivalry to match any in the country. Unfortunately for Hope fans, the Knights had some giantkilling plans of their own as they downed the Dutchmen 89-80 in a s e e - s a w c o n t e s t at C a l v i n Fieldhouse before m o r e than 4,100 fans. Hope spread the lead out to 11 points with four m i n u t e s remaining in the first half on the strength of J a c k Holman's four three-pointers. Answering Holman's hot hand for Calvin was center Dan Davis. The 6'6 junior from Newaygo threw in 29 points in all, 18 of those 29 in the first half. Despite suffering their second consecutive loss the Dutchmen are still atop the MIAA, but the road trip doesn't get any easier. Hope must now continue east to take on the Alma Scots tonight.

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Lady Dutch Lose To Calvin By Ben H a n n e m a n anchor Sports Editor It wasn't a really good day for Hope College sports over the weekend as the w o m e n ' s basketball t e a m lost to Calvin BBSS to start the dismal weekend for Dutchmen sports fans. The Lady Dutch were able to overcome a 12-point deficit to pull within two points late in the game. "The key to our comeback was that we definitely have a strong attitude as far as refusing to let people walk on u s , " said Hope head coach Terri McFarland despite her t e a m ' s loss. "We

have an intensity now that we really didn't have at the start of the season." Down by six at halftime the Lady Dutch adopted what the t e a m has called a " R e f u s e to Lose" theme, a s they have all season. " A m y W a r r i n e r especially toward the end was diving for everything and really gave us a spark with ther three-pointers." The junior guard from Greenville hit just nine points, all in the second half including two three-pointers down the stretch. The Lady Knights were led by freshman standout guards Sara Ondersma and K a r e n Hiemstra.

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Ondersma poured 13 points while pleased to be in second place at this point in the season. Hiemstra chipped in 14 points. " I t ' s not over until it's o v e r , " M c F a r l a n d w a s pleased with said McFarland. " W e ' v e had h e r own f r e s h m e n K r i s t e n injury a f t e r injury and things Roeters and Lisa Beyer. happened to us this y e a r that we "Kirsten had a very good aggressive g a m e . Lisa Beyer for didn't expect... to end up ( a f t e r a f r e s h m a n to be in a pressure this contest) strong says a lot for situation showed a lot of poise. It theballclub." took a lot of people to press and to keep the intensity going." Hope has never really had they "The only weakness that 1 playes they've wanted on the could see we had was at the free- floor the entire season. Point throw line. We were leading the guard Sue Buikema whose last league in free throw percentage outing was against Olivet on J a n . coming in tonight. We had five 23 saw limited action and scored opportunities at the line in the two points. last few minutes but only got one." The Lady Dutch, now 4-3 in the In a season in which her t e a m ' s MIAA and 9-8 overall, will play has been dubbed entertain the Alma Scots tonight "unbelieva-ball," M c F a r l a n d is atGp.m.



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You've got to admit that this past weekend was a sports l o v e r ' s d r e a m . If you a r e anything like m e you didn't get anything done. Pretty bad, eh? F i r s t we had the women's basketball g a m e between Hope and Calvin. Okay, so we didn't win, but we did come back from 12 points down to m a k e it close. Then at 3 p.m. we h a d the m e n ' s game, arguably a s big a rivalry as the MichiganMichigan State matchup. One had the choice of watching it on television, listening to it on one of four radio stations, or s c r e a m i n g our h e a d s off at the g a m e in Grand Rapids. We didn't win, but d a y s like that a r e what college life is all about. Think about this for a moment.


The four y e a r s of college, or however long we take to get through all this, m a r k the last time we can really j u m p around and act crazy. After college we'll all be busy worrying about our i m a g e s or about what our bosses think about us that we won't h a v e time for c r a z i n e s s , m u c h l e s s basketball games. As if Saturday wasn't enough to satisfy the hunger of the real sport fanatics, Sunday w a s a day to end all days. At noon, a f t e r waking up from a r a t h e r late Saturday, the Philadelphia 76ers took on the Boston Celtics, then Michigan played at Syracuse, taking us then to the Super Bowl pre-game. Wait a minute? The Super Bowl didn't s t a r t until 6 p.m..

That's right ABC carried four hours of p r e - g a m e hype starting at 2 p.m., which was plenty of time to learn everything from the player's statistics to the n a m e s of their third cousins on their mother's side. I WE DRIVE (THE PARTY STARTS HERE) A bit much? I think so, but it's great! So what if the Super Bowl was a 42-10 blowout. Hasn't it been like that for the last five y e a r s or so? My t e a m won, though. But who can forget John Elway's 56-yard pass to Rickey INCLUDES: • Round trip mote* coach traruportatloo to beautiful Natteil for the quickest Ooytono B*JCh (Wl DRM PockoQ«i Only) W# um t o u c h d o w n in S u p e r B o w l nothing but modem highway coachoi history? • Eight Ftorido dayi/ieven •ndiew nlghti at one o( oor exciting oceaniroot hotel*, located right on the Daytona Who can forget Washington's Beach itrlp. You hotel has a beautiful pool. $un deck, oif comeback f r o m a 10-0 deficit conditioned roomi. color IV. and a nice long Uretch of behind t h e running of rookie beach. Timmy Smith who rushed for • A full icheduie of FREE pool deck parties every day. • A f u l ltotof pre-arranged discount! to wve you money in m o r e than 200 y a r d s and two Daytona Beach touchdowns in the biggest g a m e • Travel representatives to insure a smooth trtp and a of his life? goodHme. Who can forget Doug Williams, • Optional side excursions to Disney World, Epcot. deep seafishing,party cruises, etc the first black q u a r t e r b a c k to win the Super Bowl and the MVP • Al taxes and tlpi award, especially a f t e r J i m m y 4 'The G r e e k " Snyder's SPEND A WEEK - NOT A FORTUNE pleasantries? Well, you and I will probably FOR FURTHER INFORMATION forget it by next week. I'll tell ANDSIOM UP C A L L you what, though, the Denver x Broncos won't. N e i t h e r will t h e r e f e r e e . You've got to feel sorry for a guy who gets knocked down on the first play of the Super Bowl. It's probably a lot like getting hit by a truck. Now t h e r e ' s something to tell your grandchildren. Well hey, l e t ' s bring on the Olympics! I just h a v e one question to put Sponioced by Campui Martietlng -immncid MOfisiiONAa m couici o e r the Super Bowl to r e s t : What ever happened to "Hi D a d ? "














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Hope College senior tight end Todd A c k e r m a n n h a s been named a Division 111 first t e a m f o o t b a l l A l l - A m e r i c a n by Football News for the second yearin-a-row. The honor t e a m w a s selected by Don Hansen, small colleges writer for the national weekly publication. A c k e r m a n n is the only Michigan college player to be n a m e d to the NCAA Division III honor t e a m . " I a m very excited for Todd," said coach R a y Smith. 4<He had an outstanding work ethic and c o n t r i b u t e d g r e a t l y to t h e success of our football p r o g r a m . He is a fine young m a n in addition to being and excellent

catches for 1,147 y a r d s and nine touchdowns. In addition to his pass-catching skills, A c k e r m a n n was an outstanding blocker. Hope led the MIAA in rushing offense the past t h r e e seasons and in total offense during 1986 and 1987. The 6-3, 212-pound Ackermann attended Brown Deer, Wis. High School. He is the son of Rev. and M r s . R o y A c k e r m a n n of P a r c h m e n t , Mich, where his father is pastor of the Haven Reformed Church. He is a business administration and economics m a j o r at Hope College.

Women's Groups Blast Basketball 'Bunny' Quide NATCHITOCHES, LA (CPS) Women's sports officials f r o m around the country a r e blasting the Northwestern State U n i v e r s i t y of L o u i s i a n a ' s women's basketball media guide, designed to resemble P l a y b o y m a g a z i n e , as derogatory and sexist. The media guide, c r e a t e d by Northwestern sports information director Tom Wancho, f e a t u r e s the t e a m wearing Playboy bunny e a r s and fluffy tails on the cover. Above t h e photo, the title announces " T h e s e Girls Can Play, Boy." " I t is using women a s sex

objects," c h a r g e d Dr. Dorothy Harris of the Women's Sports Foundation. " F i r e the sports information director," said Donna Lopiano, the women's athletic director at the University of Texas. " I n this day and age, this is h a r d to believe." The media guide calls the t e a m ' s home court the " L a d y Demon P l e a s u r e P a l a c e , " and contains a centerfold roster of the t e a m with a d a t a sheet that states " B u s t : 36, Waist:24, Hips: Yes." And, the guide continues, if head coach J a m e s Smith wasn't

"happily m a r r i e d to a stunning wife and father to an equally beautiful daughter, one could envision the personable 39-yearold stretched^fm a chaise lounge surrounded by bikini-clad babes, grapes in h a n d . " Some, however, find the guide cute. " T h e y got a little overblown about i t , " said Archie Martin, whose daughter, Lori, is a m e m b e r of the team. " I t ' s no big thing. I t ' s a publicity a n g l e . " "At first we thought it w a s going to be kind of silly. Once we saw how the picture lookd, we loved it. Tom did a g r e a t j o b . "


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Opinion Still Life Some Things I Think Jim Monnett

Some things 1 think 1 think: America h a s m o r e laws t h a n m y other nation, and we claim to be the freest. On the piano, I can play the notes, but I cannot play the music. I used to h a v e the M u r p h y ' s Law desk c a l e n d a r . One of m y three favorite laws applies directly to how I go about doing my class work: "If your f a c t s a r e wrong, but your logic is p e r f e c t , then your conclusions a r e Inevitably false. T h e r e f o r e , by making m i s t a k e s in your logic, you h a v e a t l e a s t a r a n d o m chance of coming to a c o r r e c t -conclusion." Live Aid and "We Are the World" a r e p a s t events, but amazingly enough people in Ethiopia a r e still starving. Don't they know t h a t they a r e old n e w s now? Platoon should be m a n d a t o r y viewing for presidents. My friends a n d I got in line for Winter F a n t a s i a tickets a t 8 a.m., an hour e a r l y . Many people were complaining about the line, including me. Soon I r e m e m b e r e d the line m y best


friend waited in for varsity hockey tickets. The line f o r m e d the second d a y of school and h a d to be m a n n e d till tickets went on sale in l a t e October. My friend slept on a m a t t r e s s in line two nights a week and filled in hours throughout the other d a y s . E a c h person in the line, which soon h a d over twenty groups, could buy twenty season tickets. His hall had two people on duty at all times. P e r s o n a l l y , I think Nykerk is an e a s i e r w a y to m e e t people. Some c a r e e r choices: poet, winemaker, coat hanger designer, f e r r i s wheel o p e r a t o r . Contra, the lead in the Son of Rocky, or the next Senator McCarthy. Mondays are skits for Saturday Night Live t h a t ended up on the cutting room floor. Stupid joke No. 32: What do you get w h e n you c r o s s acrophobia (heights) with hydrophobia ( w a t e r ) ? F e a r of water falls. We're studying ancient philosophy in one of m y classes. Personally I don't think Socrates, P y t h a g o r a s o r P l a t o

c a n (even if they w e r e alive) hold a candle to that g r e a t weekly philosopher f r o m t h e m u p p e t s . K e n n i t the F r o g not only posed the greatest philosophical question of all, but he even put it to m u s i c . In t h e R a i n b o w Connection' K e r m i t sang, "Why a r e there so m a n y songs about rainbows a n d w h a t ' s on the other s i d e ? " This question gets to the h e a r t of life a lot f a s t e r than "Why?" First came <4Insider T r a d i n g . " Then c a m e " T h e S n o w b r o k e r s . " Now see the newest scandal "Oliver North on Wall S t r e e t . " Opening in the n e w s p a p e r s soon. T h e other two best l a w s from M u r p h y ' s Law a r e : P a u l ' s Law, " Y o u can't fall off the floor, and Otoole's Corollary to P a u l ' s Law, " I t t a k e s kids ten y e a r s to learn Paul's Law." I b e t if H o m e r w e r e alive today Odysseus would be a c h a r a c t e r in a monthly comic book. I don't need to be rich a s long a s I h a v e everything I want. G o o d w r i t i n g is h a r d to describe, but you know it's good if it c a r r i e s a n i m a g e or an idea into your m i n d t h a t g r a b s you a r o u n d the t h r o a t a n d d e m a n d s t h a t you consider it. In his m y s t e r y , Tough G u y s Don't D ance, N o r m a n Mailer wrote s o m e of the best lines I ' v e ever r e a d . Here is an e x a m p l e of a d e s c r i p t i o n with r e a l f o r c e behind it: " H e had the touch of the h y e n a for that m a t t e r â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the same we-eat-tainted-meatt o g e t h e r intimacy t h a t b u r n s out of a h y e n a ' s e y e s behind the b a r s of his c a g e . " L i t e r a r y M a y b e not, but it gets the m e s s a g e a c r o s s . I b e t they h a v e lousy hockey t e a m s in the Virgin Islands. If lifes a beach, then I m u s t be on t h e north shore of Iceland.


We Should All Grow Up A Bit T h e r e c e n t a l l e g a t i o n s of s e x i s m a n d s e x u a l h a r r a s s m e n t b y t h e Student D e v e l o p m e n t Staff and T h e W o m e n ' s I s s u e s Organization a g a i n s t the Cosmopolitan a n d A r c a d i a n f r a t e r n i t i e s a r e to s o m e extent w a r r a n t e d a n d to s o m e e x t e n t not. The G r e e k Study T a s k F o r c e h a s w o r k e d h a r d t h i s p a s t s e m e s t e r on uplifting the i m a g e of t h e 11 g r e e k organizations on c a m p u s . However, we h a v e seen t h a t t r a d i t i o n s such a s the C o s m o rush poster do not d i e quickly. Nor does the i d e a o r e n c o u r a g e m e n t of sex d i s a p p e a r either, a s e v i d e n t b y t h e A r c a d i a n table tent. However, we feel the situation h a s been blown out of p r o p o r t i o n . In s u p p o r t of t h e college's position, we feel the timing of b o t h incidents to be grossly out of line. With W o m e n ' s Week c o i n c i d i n g with r u s h , both f r a t e r n i t i e s could h a v e been m o r e s e n s i t i v e r e g a r d i n g their a d v e r t i s e m e n t s . Also, while b l a t a n t sexuality is c o m m o n a m o n g a d v e r t i s i n g today, t h e c h r i s t i a n c o n t e x t of o u r institution should h a v e e n t e r e d the m i n d s of t h e r u s h c h a i r m a n s of both f r a t e r n i t i e s . W e c a n handle t h e subliminal c o n n o t a t i o n s of a b e a u t i f u l w o m a n a n d t h e n a m e " K o m o n a w a n a l a i " . But " i n d u l g e a l i t t l e " on t h e C o s m o poster a n d to a g r e a t e r extent t h e oral s e x r e f e r e n c e o n t h e A r c a d i a n table t e n t w e r e too explicit.

In support of the fraternities, these two instances m i g h t h a v e offended a g r e a t m a n y s t u d e n t s a n d f a c u l t y . N e v e r t h e l e s s , t o c o n s t r u e it a s s e x u a l h a r a s s m e n t is t a k i n g it too f a r . T h e o b v i o u s intentions of both a d v e r t i s e m e n t s w e r e not to h a r a s s , b u t t o provoke attention. To a d e g r e e they w e r e s u c c e s s f u l . If the Cosmopolitan a n d A r c a d i a n f r a t e r n i t i e s want t o b e k n o w n a s s e x i s t or of q u e s t i o n a b l e m o r a l s , t h e so b e it. F r e e s p e e c h is their r i g h t . It still is not illegal to d r a w a s w a s t i k a or burn c r o s s e s . However, to question e a c h o r g a n i z a t i o n ' s e x i s t e n c e o n t h e b a s i s of two highly publicized incidents is a b s u r d .

We do not support or condemn either fraternity, b u t h o p e e a c h organization will h a v e t h e d e c e n c y to h a n d l e t h e s i t u a t i o n a p p r o p r i a t e l y . And to m a k e a m e n d s if t h e y find it n e c e s s a r y . T h e s e e x p e c t a t i o n s h a v e a l r e a d y been s o m e w h a t f u l f i l l e d b y letters to the c a m p u s c o m m u n i t y by both f r a t e r n i t i e s . Finally, we would like to s e e t h e m a t t e r laid ( n o s e x u a l connotation) to r e s t , once a n d for all. Or at l e a s t until n e x t y e a r .

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Cosmos Respond to Letter By Student Development Staff On behalf of the Cosmopolitan Fraternity, I would like to respond to a number of condemnations aimed at our organization stemming from our current rush poster. Certain campus organizations have accused our organization of being "offensive in (its) rush events" and have alleged that our advertisementis in "direct violation of Hope College's Sexual Harassment Policy." My first reaction upon hearing this news was one of astonistanent and sheer disbelief, however, it soon became apparent these organizations were indeed actually serious about this ludicrous matter. To myself and any other reasonable person, our poster does, in no way, appear to promote sex, nor does it in any intentional manner, appear to degrade women. The word "sex", or any reference to it, n e v e r a p p e a r s on t h e advertisement. The closest possible reference that could be possibly misconstrued as having anything remotely to do with sex is the line, "My most satisfying relationship was with a Cosmo." Therefore, the only way our poster could be interpreted as promoting sex would be if the reader, in his or her own mind, believed all relationships involve




s^x, or if he or sne believed the terms "sex" and "relationship" to be interchangeable or synonomous. It has also been suggested that our poster portrays women as m e r e s e x o b j e c t s . This interpretation is a possible one in that the woman on the ad is wearing rather revealing c l o t h i n g . H o w e v e r , our advertisement goes no further In its use of a female model than the majority of advertising today. In fact, our ad Is tasteful In that It stops well short of other ad campaigns such as Obsession by Calvin Klein. In addition, our poster Is far less offensive than virtually any ad or video on MTV. In further defense, our "coverglrl" comes directly off the cover of the January Issue of 'Cosmopolitan' — a magazine exclusively for women, edited by reknown feminist Helen Gurley Brown. If Ms. Brown can sell millions of her magazines monthly, each Issue displaying a woman wearing revealing clothing, how then can our use of one of these magazine covers present such a threat to the "dignity, safety and self-respect of all students, faculty and s t a f f ? If the Cosmopolitans are to be singled our for our use of the advertisement, then surely the Hope Geneva Bookstore should be reprimanded for displaying and selling such an offensive magazine. To conclude, I would also like to respond to some rather cheapshots directed at our fraternity by a letter In last week's 'anchor' written by some anonynous m e m b e r of the S t u d e n t Development Staff. Contrary to






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Gays Are Round Pegs That Don't Fit Round pegs don't fit Into square holes. Most of us found this out when we were two or three. But I remember, back when I was In Kindergarten. The teacher gave every kid In the class a block, some square, some round, and some stars. And we all had to go up to the front of the classroom and pound our peg Into the right hole. It went smoothly until this one boy tried to push his round ped Into a square hole. He grunted, red-faced, and before the teacher could stop him, he succeeded. The peg was In the hole — sort of. In getting the peg to fit, he had split off some pieces. He started to cry, an early lesson earned the hard way.

Being gay makes you a round peg. Looking at you from another peg's point of view, from the side, you look like any other. But you, and I, are not and will never be square. If we are forced Into them, we will lose our gayness, but we won't be complete, and we still won't have the edges that straight people do. Of course, everyone fits In slightly different places, but that's half the challenge of life — finding where we belong. Just don't let all the square pegs out there use their sharp edges to carve off pieces of you they don't like. You belong, just as you are. NAME WITHELD REQUEST


Women's Issues Claims Fraternity Advertising Is Sexist And Degrading Women's Issues Organization takes this opportunity to voice our offense at the recent posters advertising the Cosmopolitan rush evetns and the table tents for the A r c a d i a n "Komonawanalai" dance. We ask the E x t r a c u r r i c u l a r Actlvltes Committee take action against these fraternities In light of their direct violation of Hope's Sexual Harassment Policy. The policy requires "an obllgatlonof every person In the college community to protect the dignity, safety, and self respect of all students, faculty and staff." We are offended by the female model the Cosmopolitans used to sell their organization coupled with the degrading

phrases surrounding her picture (I.e., "indluge a little," and "one of my m o s t s a t i s f y i n g relationships was with a Cosmo"). This threatens both the dignity and self respect of every member of the Hope CoUege Community. Additionally, the Hope College Community is threatened by the Arcadians' use of insulting language Including the dance's name (pronounced "come-on-Iwanna-lay-ya") and the words "free lals" enclosed by a phallic symbol. Also, when folded horizontally the table tent reads "blowjob." We find these advertisements offensive In their use of sex to promote their rush events and

Arcadians Apologize For Komonawanalai Table Tent In response to the charges put forth by the WomeN's Issues Organization following our Komonawanalai rush event, the Arcadian Fraternity offers our sincere apologies to anyone offended by our publicity. Our intention was not to degrade or be disrespectful to anyone, but it was merely an act of poor judgement intended to provoke a h u m o r o u s r e s p o n s e . We approached it in fun, not looking to insult any group or Individual. The response we actually received from this incident is contrary to our intentions as a fraternity. During this year, prior to any of these recent developments, we

pledged our support to Women's Week 1988, an event which we find ourselves involved in at this time. This was not a token gesture, but a conscientious decision to support a worthy cause. Also, we are bringing a speaker to campus for Sexual Awareness Week later this semester. We mention these, not as a rejection of the arguments of the Women's Issues Organization, but as a clarification of our true perspective. Once again we are sorry for any offense that we may have caused. THE MEN OF ARCADIAN

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feel that the fraternities' v i o l a t i o n of the s e x u a l harassment policy, which in some cases has been an annual occurence, demands a response via the formal committee structure of the college. The Women's Issues Organization Is asking the Extracurricular Activities Committee to consider these indictments by reviewing the charters of the Cosmopolitan and Arcadian fraternities. We feel that Inquiries must be made Into the function and Intent of these advertisements, as well as those of the fraternities themselves. W O M E N ' S


ORGANIZATION Editor's note: The anchor welcomes letters to the editor. Letters should be 300 words or less and may be edited for space and content. All letters must be signed. Names and addresses may be withheld subject to discretion by the editor. We currently have received one letter about the new yearbook. However, we will not print its contents until the author signs the letter. REMEMBER YOU MUST SIGN LETTERS FOR VERIFICATION PURPOSES! Send letters to: The Editor, Hope College anchor, DeWitt Center, Hope CoUege, HoUand, MI 49423For the Record An article in last week's edition incorrectly identified P e t e McCloskey as Pat McCloskey. McCloskey was a former presidential candidate back ml972. The anchor regrets the error.




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