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Ready for Life provides new opportunities

Dew Crew White-Out 9 '

a r t a n d c o m m u n i c a t i o n s classes a r e p o p u l a r w i t h R e a d y for Life

Aleesa Ribbons GUEST W R I T E R

T r u e friendships are about give a n d t a k e . T h e y a r e t h e f o r m a t i o n of a b o n d b e t w e e n t w o individuals w h o d e c i d e to walk s i d e b y s i d e t o g e t h e r t h r o u g h life as equal partners. A unique aspect

D E W C R E W D R E S S E S UP— Hope College men's basketball fans sported white T-shirts In the Feb. 16 game against Albion. Hope's 11-game winning streak was narrowly broken as Hope fell 78-76 In overtime. However, the Dutchmen hold the MIAA title going Into tournament play this week. The Flying Dutch also secured a share of Its fourth consecutive MIAA regular season championship.

Stand Up event fosters discussion GUEST W R I T E R

Hundreds

turned

out

for

S t a n d U p e v e n t s Feb. 9 in v a r i o u s locations across campus. T h e idea of S t a n d U p b e g a n fall s e m e s t e r . D e a n R i c h a r d Frost and administratiors wanted to open

discussion

comments

b l e s s i n g in d i s g u i s e . S t a n d U p b e c a m e a m u c h larger e v e n t

The c a m p u s needed an event that would attract students' attention so they could stop and

and

about

racial

activities

had occured on campus. Student Congress and

that

b e c a u s e t h e r e w a s , "A t a n g i b l e p i e c e of e v i d e n c e t h a t g o t

a n d l e a r n i n g a s p e c t s of college. Perton explained that she works to a d a p t the c u r r i c u l u m s of the

Hope

classes s t u d e n t s t a k e so t h e y a r e a b l e t o get t h e m o s t o u t of w h a t

R e a d y f o r Life, a p r o g r a m t h a t a i m s t o give c o g n i t i v e l y i m p a i r e d

they are doing. " T h e y still d o t h e s a m e t h i n g s a s t h e r e s t of t h e college

college

of

experience

t h a t e n c o m p a s s e s t h e m in a n

students,

inclusive setting. A c c o r d i n g t o Emily P e r t o n ,

m a n n e r , " P e r t o n said. Along with taking

t h e sole t e a c h e r f o r R e a d y for Life, m a n y s t u d e n t s w i t h

R e a d y f o r Life s t u d e n t s will have job placements within the

cognitive inclusive

Holland community when they

i m p a i r m e n t s a r e in settings throughout

just

in

a

different classes.

t h e i r lives u n t i l t h e y g r a d u a t e

get f u r t h e r i n t o t h e p r o g r a m . Perton, looks at her students'

f r o m high school. This p r o g r a m w a s d e s i g n e d for t h e s t u d e n t s t o

interests and tries to tap into places that have the potential

c o n t i n u e b e i n g in a n i n c l u s i v e setting with their peers after

to turn into a job after a student is f i n i s h e d w i t h R e a d y f o r Life. Students are currently working

C o n g r e s s w a n t e d to bring p e o p l e in t o f a c i l i t a t e c o n v e r s a t i o n s , n o t

graduation. R e a d y f o r Life b e g a n f o u r y e a r s

S a w y e r ('11) p r e s i d e n t of S t u d e n t

a g o a n d is c u r r e n t l y p r o v i d i n g

at F r e e d o m Village, t h r i f t s t o r e s and helping with maintenance

lectures, across campus. Informal conversations

Congress. Conversations

six s t u d e n t s w i t h a m i x of b o t h R e a d y For Life classes a n d H o p e

w o r k at a local c h u r c h . The program works

o c c u r r e d in P h e l p s a n d C o o k

o c c u r r i n g in t h e c l a s s r o o m , Kletz and d o r m s w h e r e this may

College classes over the course

empower

students

of a f o u r - t o - six y e a r e d u c a t i o n . T h e R e a d y f o r Life c l a s s e s

everyday

lives.

d i n i n g halls, Chaucer and for

the Cup and a community

spiritual

are

now

n o t h a v e h a p p e n e d b e f o r e . Stanc U p took on a different role after

reflection called

the posters were placed. Student Congress and an encounter with c u l t u r e s class, w h i c h w a s q u i t e

t h a t w o u l d allow s t u d e n t s t o b e

H o p e for H a r m o n y . W h e n racist posters were p l a c e d in Kollen a w e e k b e f o r e

a b l e t o e x p r e s s h o w t h e y feel a n d

Stand

t o talk a b o u t t h e s e issues.

scheduled,

administrators worked hard to try and come up with a concept

receiving college credit, they are abl e t o e x p e r i e n c e b o t h t h e s o c i a l

s t u d e n t s ' a t t e n t i o n , " said Katie

n o t i c e w h a t is g o i n g o n . S t u d e n t

forum the

students. While the students may not be

College's c a m p u s is t h a t it h o u s e s

students a HOTO BY HOLLY tVENHOUSE

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and

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conversations they

diverse,

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see Stand Upy page 2

a

in

to their

They

are

focus o n helping the students l e a r n skills t o b o t h live a s a d u l t s

responsible for navigating c a m p u s and attending classes on their own, and they have a h a n d

a n d e n g a g e in society, w h i l e t h e

in b o t h c h o o s i n g a n d

H o p e C o l l e g e c l a s s e s give t h e students an academically based

i n t o t h e classes t h a t t h e y w a n t .

education. Health dynamics, e n c o u n t e r with cultures, dance.

getting

see Ready, page 2

Andrew Le reflects on race relations on Hope's campus t h e r o l e it plays in o u r e v e r y d a y

Elena Rivera SENIOR STAFF W R I T E R

O u r lives a r e s h a p e d the people that surround

by us.

W h e t h e r g o o d or bad, similar or different, consciously o r unconsciously, every interaction

lives. Recently I had the privilege of t a l k i n g t o m u s i c f a c u l t y member Andrew Le. We candidly discussed the issues on campus, the unique perspective he brings to the incident and

n e v e r m e t A n d r e w Le b e f o r e ,

b r o u g h t u p w a s h i s first-hand

the street; s o m e kids once t h r e w

1 f o u n d h i m to be refreshing and insightful, exactly what a

k n o w l e d g e of t h e s u b j e c t of r a c i s m . H e said, " [ T h e i n c i d e n t

b e e r c a n s at m y h e a d , yelling racial s l ur s at m e . I d e a l t w i t h

p r o f e s s o r at H o p e s h o u l d be. Le s a i d w h e n h e first h e a r d of

in

t h i s f o r a year." Le also t a l k e d a b o u t h i s first

Kollen)

particularly

struck

t h e e v e n t s , " I ' m really s u r p r i s e d a n d s h o c k e d s o m e t h i n g like t h i s

a nerve with m e because my j o b b e f o r e [ H o p e ] w a s at a v e r y s m a l l college in t h e D e e p S o u t h .

w o u l d h a p p e n o n t h i s c a m p u s , of all places. I've a l w a y s c h e r i s h e d

I was the only Asian person [ t h e r e ] for a g o o d h u n d r e d

t h e s t u d e n t body here as being the most open-minded, most

square miles...and people didn't h e s i t a t e t o let m e k n o w t h a t . I w a s stared at wherever I went, n o m a t t e r if it w a s o n c a m p u s o r

o v e r t o s w i m in h i s p o o l . T h e b o y t o l d h i m h e w o u l d ask his

off c a m p u s . You j u s t k n o w w h e n

parents. The next day the boy r e c o u n t e d t o Le t h a t h i s p a r e n t s

w e h a v e in a d a y a f f e c t s u s . S o m e a c t i o n s h a v e little r e p e r c u s s i o n s , like a r r i v i n g five m i n u t e s late

t h e i m p o r t a n c e of r e m e m b e r i n g G o d ' s love and forgiveness for

t o class a n d m i s s i n g a p a r t of lecture, and other actions have

o p p o r t u n i t y t o speak to a faculty m e m b e r as a n e q u a l . In his office, w e w e r e n o t

a c c e p t i n g a n d l o v i n g g r o u p of

student and teacher, but rather two people trying to c o m e to

in t h a t [fact]. 1 tell p e o p l e t h a t w h e r e v e r I go." T h i s i s s u e s t i r r e d

y o u get a l o o k t h a t says clearly: 'I'm a f r a i d of y o u b e c a u s e y o u ' r e

u p a lot of p e r s o n a l a n d d e e p -

different.' I w o u l d get h e c k l e d at t h e gas s t a t i o n ; m y c a r w o u l d get egged w h e n I was driving d o w n

large repercussions, exemplified b y t h e flyer p o s t e d in Kollen a c o u p l e w e e k s ago. This singular

action

has

sparked a campus-wide d i s c u s s i o n of d i s c r i m i n a t i o n a n d

all. It is a r a r e a n d w o n d e r f u l

terms with the traumatic events t h a t h a d a f f e c t e d u s b o t h in similar ways. A l t h o u g h

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students I have ever w o r k e d w i t h in m y life. I really t a k e p r i d e

r o o t e d f e e l i n g s f o r Le. O n e of t h e first t h i n g s Le

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experience with racism, w h e n he w a s a b o u t 7 y e a r s old. A s a k i d h e l o v e d t o s w i m , a n d his f r i e n d d o w n the street had a swimming p o o l . O n e d a y b e f o r e s c h o o l , Le a s k e d t h e b o y if h e c o u l d c o m e

didn't w a n t anyone w h o w a s not w h i t e s w i m m i n g in t h e i r p o o l .

see Andrew Le, page 2

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CAMPUS Ready for Life program seeks student mentors

FEBRUARY 2 3 , 2 0 1 1

T H I S W E E K AT H O P E

Wednesday Feb. 23 Hope Wind Ensemble

• Ready, f r o m page 1

it s O K t o h a v e i n t e r a c t i o n s w i t h

7:30 p.m., D l m n e n t M e m o r i a l Center

Thursday Feb. 24 Peace Corps Presentation 1 2 : 0 0 p.m.. Mass conference r o o m

Friday Feb. 25 SAC presents Comedienne Erin Jackson

people w h o are different than Perton saidgainingindependence is t h e biggest d e v e l o p m e n t s h e h a s s e e n in h e r s t u d e n t s , w h i c h s h e b e l i e v e s is a t t r i b u t e d t o t h e i n c l u s i o n p a r t of t h e p r o g r a m . "It's b e c a u s e t h e y w a t c h t h e i r f r i e n d s [at H o p e ] d o it h e r e a n d r i s e t o t h e s a m e level. It gives t h e m pride and the sense of a c c o m p l i s h m e n t to be doing the

8 : 3 0 p.m., Kletz

s a m e t h i n g s (as t h e i r friends]," P e r t o n said. Overall, the

IN BRIEF

ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FOOD FAIR O n Saturday, Feb. 2 6 H o p e College

will

host

the

annual

international f o o d fair in the M a s s C e n t e r a u d i t o r i u m . T h e event will take place from 6 t o 8 p . m . a n d the event is o p e n to the g e n e r a l

u s a n d h e l p s u s l e a r n t o really i n c l u d e t h e m in e v e r y d a y life. By h a v i n g t h e m in t h e c l a s s r o o m and having t h e m on c a m p u s a n d in c h a p e l w e s t a r t t o b r e a k d o w n walls a n d b u i l d t r u e friendships." S t u d e n t s w h o a r e i n t e r e s t e d in getting involved with the Ready f o r Life p r o g r a m a r e e n c o u r a g e d t o b e c o m e a m e n t o r for t h e students. "We

R e a d y for Life

need

mentors,"

p r o g r a m has received a positive

stressed Perton, "because there a r e six ( s t u d e n t s ) a n d o n l y o n e of

response f r o m the H o p e College

m e and I c a n n o t be everywhere.

c o m m u n i t y . It is b e n e f i c i a l t o have on Hope's c a m p u s because,

I ( w o u l d like] t h i s p r o g r a m t o

as P e r t o n said, it " t e a c h e s u s t h a t

g r o w and a m always looking for H o p e College students to c o m e

and walk alongside m e a n d help them." S o p h o m o r e C h a s S l o a n ('13)

projects.

said t h a t h e b e c a m e a m e n t o r this semester after getting to

students. Through the mentoring aspect

k n o w s o m e of t h e R e a d y for Life students through interactions w i t h t h e m a r o u n d c a m p u s . "It

of R e a d y f o r Life, Sloan n o t e d that he h a s c o m e to "consider

h a s b e e n v e r y r e w a r d i n g , " said S l o a n . "It is s o m e t h i n g t h a t I l o o k f o r w a r d to, a n d it really j u s t b r i g h t e n s m y day." Mentors

are

needed

both

academically and socially. Academically they are needed t o both help t h e Ready for Life students with their h o m e w o r k o u t s i d e of class a n d t o h e l p t h e m in t h e i r classes, a s s i s t i n g t h e m with

note-taking

and

event,

sponsored

by

• Andrew Le, f r o m page 1

passionately about finding the

Confused,

Le w e n t

to

his

t e n a n t s of C h r i s t i a n i t y is n o t

2 5 years. It a i m s t o h e l p others

Le's

only that

celebrate

the

c o n c e p t of r a c i s m , a n d h e said

cuisine and culture o f the m a n y n a t i o n s r e p r e s e n t e d in the H o p e

it o p e n e d h i s e y e s t o t h e evil of r a c i s m in t h e w o r l d . H e c a u t i o n s

student body.

against the thinking that racism

D u r i n g the e v e n t , s t u d e n t s w h o h a v e p e r s o n a l l y p r e p a r e d dishes

is " c o n q u e r e d " o r "dead," b e c a u s e

first

experience with the

will p r e s e n t these dishes w h i l e

it is still a v e r y real f o r c e , n o t o n l y in t h e D e e p S o u t h b u t all

dressed in the traditional attire o f

over the country.

their h o m e l a n d s . Initial a d m i s s i o n is $5 with additional tickets for m e a l s costing $ 0 . 5 0

e v e r y o n e of t h e R e a d y f o r Life s t u d e n t s t o b e o n e of m y f r i e n d s . I

see

them

around

campus,

a n d I feel really h o n o r e d t o b e s o m e b o d y w h o c a n call t h e m m y friends. They

have

become

true

f r i e n d s h i p s w h e r e t h e r e is give a n d t a k e r a t h e r t h a n j u s t give. [ R e a d y f o r Life] is s o m e t h i n g t h a t n o t o n l y b e n e f i t s me, it is s o m e t h i n g t h a t I really enjoy."

events held around campus

p r o b l e m s in t h e Bible. H e said, " O n e of t h e m a i n

parents and asked t h e m what the boy had meant. This was

experience

a r e n e e d e d t o e a t l u n c h , go t o c h a p e l a n d play g a m e s w i t h t h e

Le shares stories from his childhood Stand Up

H o p e ' s international students, h a s b e e n taking p l a c e f o r m o r e t h a n and

mentors

group

a n s w e r to dealing with these

public. The

Socially,

Although

he

has

had

various negative experiences associated with racism, he spoke

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are

all c r e a t e d

e q u a l l y in G o d s i m a g e , b u t t h a t w e a r e all s i n n e r s s a v e d b y g r a c e . That simply m e a n s that I a m no m o r e o r n o less a s i n n e r t h a n y o u are. T h e m o m e n t w e f o r g e t

• S t a n d Up, f r o m page 1

that, the m o m e n t we forget to

U i

s e e t h a t is t h e m o m e n t t h a t w e s t a r t t o l o o k d o w n o n p e o p l e of

experience and restructured the d a y t o fit a r o u n d p e o p l e w h o needed an outlet. The Stand Up conversations

o t h e r races a n d cultures." H e g a v e m a n y e x a m p l e s of Jesus' love and

Andrew Le

J e s u s ' call t o

l o v e all p e o p l e . A l t h o u g h h e is s a d d e n e d by the incident, he has h o p e for t h e f u t u r e . "I h o p e t h a t t h e s t u d e n t

OUR!

posters c a m e as a shock? H o w

together and find a peaceful way t o r e c t i f y t h i s situation," L e e said.

d o we o p e n people's minds? H o w do we move forward f r o m

I d o n ' t w a n t t h i s s o r t of i n c i d e n t

this point?

t o f o s t e r a n y m o r e (ill will] in t h e c o m m u n i t y . I just h o p e w e

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have

to

be

held

t h i s . U l t i m a t e l y I just h o p e t h a t

It m u s t s t a r t o n a p e r s o n a l level

t h e p e o p l e r e s p o n s i b l e for t h a t action c o m e to realize that they

b e f o r e it c a n b e s p r e a d t o h e l p o t h e r s t o grow," M e a g a n J o h n s o n ('12) said. Other ways to Stand Up on a

n e e d t o realize] t h e r e ' s n o t i m e

daily b a s i s m i g h t b e t o r e f u s e t o l a u g h at a f r i e n d ' s r a c i s t j o k e a n d

o r p l a c e f o r t h a t k i n d of b e h a v i o r ,

i n f o r m t h e m it is n o t f u n n y . A s a

e s p e c i a l l y h e r e at H o p e . " H e s p o k e h i g h l y of H o p e ' s

campus we should step outside our comfort zones and be aware

students

saying

of t h e d i f f e r e n t d y n a m i c s t h a t

again that he was proud to be a p r o f e s s o r at t h e c o l l e g e a n d

o c c u r e v e r y w h e r e w e go. So h o w s h o u l d t h e s t u d e n t

p r o u d of h i s s t u d e n t s . A l t h o u g h

b o d y m o v e f o r w a r d ? Diversity is t h e f u t u r e a n d w e h a v e t o

and

faculty,

overcome

these

issues

and

t h e s t u d e n t s will w o r k tirelessly

b e c o m e m o r e of a global village;

to

it is n o t a n o p t i o n . W e s h o u l d n o t o n l y talk w i t h

prevent

such

things f r o m

o c c u r r i n g again. Le is o n e e x a m p l e o f t h e e m o t i o n a l r e s o n a n c e acts of discrimination and racism have on a person. These seemingly

a person w h o has the same v i e w p o i n t s as o u r s e l v e s b u t talk to s o m e b o d y who. has a different o p i n i o n t h a n you.

humorous and inconsequential a c t i o n s c a n c h a n g e t h e c o u r s e of

"Bullying, [comments

a p e r s o n ' s life, a n d it is i m p o r t a n t t o u n d e r s t a n d t h e gravity a n d

o r i e n t a t i o n h a p p e n t o all p e o p l e , it is n o t just a racial t h i n g , a n d

s e r i o u s n e s s of t h e s i t u a t i o n . It is also key t o r e m e m b e r t h a t a

it is n o t just o n H o p e ' s c a m p u s . P e o p l e a r e h a r a s s e d in t h e i r

Christian's highest and most d i f f i c u l t c a l l i n g is t o love a n d

e v e r y d a y lives a n d o n o t h e r campuses. C h a n g e s need to be

forgive those w h o w r o n g them. Embracing these challenging

m a d e and people n e e d to be willing t o m a k e t h o s e c h a n g e s , "

principles, the students and faculty of Hope continue

Sawyer said. W e air need to ask ourselves everyday, " W h a t d o I n e e d to d o

on 'Dine-in o n l y N o s u b s l i t u h o n i . Sorry, o f f e r d o e s not a p p l y »o p o r t i e s of 6 or m o r e . Rib C o m b o s or C o m b o Platlers n o l i n c l u d e d

all

c a n find a w a y t o l e a r n f r o m

t h i s i n c i d e n t t o o k place, h e is c o n f i d e n t t h a t t h e college a n d

HEADY IN I S H I N . OR LESS OR YOUR NEXT ONE IS FREE!

"We

accountable and incorporate S t a n d i n g U p i n t o o u r daily lives.

t h i n k i n g . E v e n if p e o p l e t h o u g h t it w a s g o i n g t o b e f u n n y , [they

NDlM

Q u e s t i o n s w e r e a s k e d s u c h as: W h a t do we do to Stand U p everyday? W h y d o you think the

body a n d the faculty can c o m e

n e e d a p a r a d i g m s h i f t in t h e i r

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w e r e led b y s t u d e n t s w i t h a variety of different b a c k g r o u n d s .

towards

the

future

optimisrQ and strength.

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House passes $60 billion spending cut bill Matthew Lee C O - N A T I O N A L EDITOR

Early S a t u r d a y t h e U.S. H o u s e of R e p r e s e n t a t i v e s p a s s e d a g i a n t g o v e r n m e n t - w i d e s p e n d i n g bill. T h e bill r e p o r t e d l y c o m b i n e s $ 6 0 billion in R e p u b l i c a n s p e n d i n g c u t s with additional legislative riders t o h a m p e r P r e s i d e n t Barack O b a m a in c a r r y i n g o u t his policies. Politico r e p o r t s t h a t t h e final vote c o u n t w a s 235-189, a n d it c a m e to a n e n d early Saturday, e n d i n g t h e all-night session and capping a m a r a t h o n week of legislation in w h i c h literally h u n d r e d s of a m e n d m e n t s w e r e debated. T h e bill's passage c o u l d b e a costly m o v e for t h e R e p u b l i c a n party. In o r d e r to conciliate his f r e s h m e n legislators, Politico reports that H o u s e Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, h a d t o m o v e so far r i g h t he p i c k e d u p z e r o D e m o c r a t i c v o t e s a n d risked losing w h a t m a n y saw as a n o p p o r t u n i t y t o get a quick win in t h e S e n a t e at t h e e x p e n s e of Obama. Instead, now Senate D e m o c r a t s a n d m a j o r i t y leader H a r r y Reid (D-Nev.) will be more united and stronger a f t e r Saturday's m a r g i n s . Now, as Politico r e p o r t s , t h e real q u e s t i o n s b e c o m e : c a n Reid, Boehner, a n d O b a m a pick t h e i r

g r e a t e r a m o u n t of g e n u i n e upheaval. T h e bill s t e m s f r o m the b a s e of t h e Republican r a n k s and demands more spending c u t s a n d rein in g o v e r n m e n t t h a n a n y t h i n g in 1995. The $60 billion in r e d u c t i o n s are set to b e in effect d u r i n g t h e last six m o n t h s of t h i s fiscal year, a n d t h e y also r e p r e s e n t a 14 p e r c e n t c u t t h a t will sternly impact Obama's agenda. N o t all of t h e R e p u b l i c a n s were on board with three m e m b e r s - Reps. W a l t e r J o n e s of N o r t h Carolina, Jeff Flake of A r i z o n a a n d John C a m p b e l l of California s e e k i n g m o r e c u t s . Politico also r e p o r t s t h a t for its part, the appropriations l e a d e r s h i p is n o t 100 p e r c e n t o n b o a r d either. "Idon'tthinkthechairman of t h e full c o m m i t t e e likes the continuing resolution very m u c h . If h e did, h e P H O T O C O U R T E S Y OF A S S O C I A T E D P R E S S w o u l d n ' t have b e e n r e q u i r e d L A T E N I G H T — Members walk down the steps off the House off Representatives as they work to write it t h r e e times," said throughout the night on a spending blll v on Capitol Hill In Washington, Feb. 18. Rep. Steven LaTourette, RO h i o , in t h e closing d e b a t e . M a n y o n t h e c o m m i t t e e said t h a t in 1995 w h e n R e p u b l i c a n s h a d t e a p a r t y m a j o r i t y is far g r e a t e r Politico reports that t h a n w h a t existed b e t w e e n t h e n m a k i n g $32 billion in c u t s w o u l d also just t a k e n over t h e H o u s e . t h e t h r e a t of a g o v e r n m e n t h a v e b e e n a far m o r e sensible P r e s i d e n t Bill C l i n t o n a n d t h e H o l d i n g b a c k t h e possibility s h u t d o w n is l o o m i n g . Since O c t . so-called R e p u b l i c a n R e v o l u t i o n goal in r e g a r d s to t h e m a k e u p of a s h u t d o w n is t h a t , unlike 1, a g e n c i e s h a v e b e e n f u n d e d of t h e S e n a t e l a w m a k e r s are in 1995, t h e U n i t e d States is at in 1995." u n d e r a series of c o n t i n u i n g c u r r e n t l y o n a P r e s i d e n t s Day war. W i t h t r o o p s in A f g h a n i s t a n However, by c o m p a r i s o n , r e s o l u t i o n s o r CR's, t h e latest of recess, b u t t h e next few days t h e c u r r e n t bill is m u c h m o r e a n d Iraq, this, as Politico claims, w h i c h a r e d u e t o expire M a r c h c o n t r o v e r s i a l a n d reflects a " p r o f o u n d l y raises t h e s y m b o l i s m 4. W a s h i n g t o n is already w e a r y S E E SPENDING, PAGE 4

way through the coming weeks w i t h o u t falling into a g o v e r n m e n t shutdown?

with s p e c u l a t i o n of a s h u t d o w n , a n d S a t u r d a y s c i r c u m s t a n c e s are m o r e d a n g e r o u s t h a n t h e crisis

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Public unions act cowardly and selfish in Wisconsin's budget battle Matthew Lee C O - N A T I O N A L EDITOR

It's i n t e r e s t i n g h o w D e m o c r a t s are a c t i n g n o w t h a t t h e roles are reversed. A l m o s t a year ago. C o n g r e s s i o n a l D e m o c r a t s , with t h e help of P r e s i d e n t Barack O b a m a , f a s t - t r a c k e d a c o n t r o v e r s i a l h e a l t h care bill t h r o u g h Capitol Hill b e f o r e m o s t legislatures even h a d t i m e to r e a d t h e over 2 , 0 0 0 - p a g e bill. N o w , R e p u b l i c a n s in W i s c o n s i n w a n t to f a s t - t r a c k a bill t h r o u g h their state legislature t h a t will supposedly "burden" public u n i o n w o r k e r s so m u c h t h a t t e a c h e r s have called in sick a n d c a u s e d d i s t r i c t s to close s c h o o l for days, while D e m o c r a t i c legislators have fled t h e state. Now, t h a t ' s n o t very d e m o c r a t i c , is it? Almost a year ago. R e p u b l i c a n s tried e v e r y t h i n g in their p o w e r t o s t o p t h e h e a l t h care legislation f r o m r e a c h i n g Congress, but guess what: they still w e n t to work a n d n o t o n c e w a s t e d taxpayer m o n e y t o m a k e a s t a t e m e n t . It's i n t e r e s t i n g h o w t h e p a r t y t h a t relentlessly p a i n t e d t h e Republican P a r t y as the "party of n o " a year ago n o w t u r n s a n d r u n s for t h e hills. Let's take a look at the facts, b e c a u s e surely such a n o u t r a g e m u s t be c a u s e d by t h e m o s t horrific legislation to ever go t h r o u g h Wisconsin's state

legislature, right? This piece of legislation is s u p p o s e d l y s u c h an o u t c r y t h a t it has c a u s e d p r o t e s t o r s t o wave signs

by t h e way, t h e y pay a l m o s t nothing toward now. Walker also w a n t s t h e i r h e a l t h c a r e p r e m i u m s t o go u p 12.6 p e r c e n t ,

t w o years a n d a n i m m e d i a t e s h o r t f a l l of $137 million? T h e N a t i o n a l Review r e p o r t s t h a t w h i l e W i s c o n s i n ' s average

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PROTESTORS GATHER— Protestors gather outside Wisconsin's state Capitol in Madison. Protestors ffrom both sides peaceffully gathered to make their voice heard on Feb. 19. Chants off "Pass the bill! Pass the bill" were accompanied by their counterpart's chant off "Kill the bill! Kill the bill!" c o m p a r i n g W i s c o n s i n Gov. Scott W a l k e r to Adolf Hitler. PatrickMcIlheran,acolumnist f e a t u r e d o n realclearpolitics. com reports that Walker's proposed legislation would r e q u i r e state e m p l o y e e s to pay 5.8 p e r c e n t of their M salaries t o w a r d their p e n s i o n - w h i c h .

w h i c h w o u l d c a u s e their s h a r e to go f r o m $ 7 9 to $200. Just to give you a c o m p a r i s o n , t h e average private s e c t o r e m p l o y e e pays $330 in h e a l t h care p r e m i u m s . Is this really t o o m u c h to ask f r o m e m p l o y e e s of a state t h a t is p r o j e c t e d to face a $3.6 billion b u d g e t s h o r t f a l l over t h e next

i n c o m e is 21'' in t h e nation, its legislators' a n n u a l salaries r a n k as t h e n i n t h - h i g h e s t in t h e c o u n t r y . Last year w h e n A m e r i c a n s w e r e s t r u g g l i n g to m a k e e n d s m e e t all o v e r t h e country, the s a m e D e m o c r a t s t h a t have n o w fled t h e s t a t e v o t e d to give t h e m s e l v e s pay i n c r e a s e s while t h e y w e r e

t h e m a j o r i t y party. It c a n b e seen as ironic t h a t while teachers across Wisconsin call in sick a n d c a u s e s c h o o l s to b e closed, M i l w a u k e e public schools, as CNBC's Larry K u d l o w r e p o r t s , only g r a d u a t e 4 6 p e r c e n t of their s t u d e n t s . As K u d l o w asks, s h o u l d n ' t s o m e o n e b e p r o t e s t i n g that? T h e s i t u a t i o n in W i s c o n s i n s e r v e s as a p e r f e c t e x a m p l e of why government employees s h o u l d n o t h a v e a collective bargaining agreement. As M c l l h e r a n p o i n t s o u t in his s o m e w h a t slapstick editorial. Franklin D e l a n o Roosevelt m u s t b e smiling d o w n o n W i s c o n s i n s t a t e legislators r i g h t now. A s M c l l h e r a n explains, Roosevelt c a n be s e e n as t h e f a t h e r of m o d e r n u n i o n i s m , as h e laid t h e g r o u n d w o r k for the legal a n d a d m i n i s t r a t i v e p a t h s t h a t led to t h e u n i o n i z a t i o n of 35 p e r c e n t of t h e nation's w o r k f o r c e in t h e 1950s. But Roosevelt w a s only in s u p p o r t of u n i o n i z i n g t h e private sector. H e openly o p p o s e d b a r g a i n i n g rights for government employees. "The p r o c e s s of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be t r a n s p l a n t e d i n t o t h e public service," Roosevelt w r o t e in 1937 t o t h e N a t i o n a l F e d e r a t i o n of Federal Employees. Yes, public workers may SEE

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Protests continue to roll throughout Middle East

"I for o n e welcome our n e w c o m p u t e r overlords." - Ken Jennings, f o r m e r "Jeopardy" c h a m p i o n , writes this u n d e r his Final J e o p a r d y a n s w e r d u r i n g the W a t s o n t o u r n a m e n t in which he played against W a t s o n , a sup e r - c o m p u t e r d e s i g n e d by I B M .

"These young people have d o n e m o r e in a few weeks than their p a r e n t s did in 30 years." - H a s s a n Nafaa, a political-scie n c e p r o f e s s o r at C a i r o University, s p e a k s a b o u t t h e E g y p t i a n Revolution. P H O T O C O U R T E S Y THE A S S O C I A T E D P R E S S

R I O T S I N L I B Y A — Libyans stand outside a burning building In Benghazi on Monday, Feb. 21. Protestors celebrated after gaining control of Libya's second largest city.

"[Gov. Scott Walker] getting riots, it's like Cairo's moved to M a d i s o n these days." - Republican Wisconsin Rep. P a u l Ryan d i s c u s s i n g t h e t h o u s a n d s p r o t e s t i n g in t h e s t a t e ' s c a p i t a l c i t y a bill t h a t w o u l d s t r i p W i s c o n s i n public e m p l o y e e s of m o s t of t h e i r c o l l e c t i v e b a r g a i n ing rights and have t h e m pay dramatically m o r e for benefits.

"The challenges we face in W e s t e r n N e w York and across the c o u n t r y are t o o serious for m e to allow this distraction to continue, a n d so I am announcing that I have resigned m y seat in Congress effective i m m e diately." - R e p u b l i c a n Rep. C h r i s t o p h e r L e e o f N e w York e x p l a i n s his resignation after a report surfaces that he tried to m e e t a w o m a n on Craigslist.

" D e m o c r a t s are saying 'no' to the Republican majority. W e are saying, 'Show us the jobs."' - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi ( D - C a l i f . ) c h a r g e s t h e G O P with ignoring job creation.

"They're developing a way to turn sunlight and water into fuel for our cars." - P r e s i d e n t O b a m a in his S t a t e o f the Union address, highlighting a r e s e a r c h p r o g r a m o n artificial p h o t o s y n t h e s i s in C a l i f o r n i a .

" I ' m not going to say I ' m going to win yet because the fight isn't done yet. I just need to train hard and believe in God." - B o x e r M a n n y P a c q u i a o . an e i g h t time w o r l d c h a m p i o n boxer, s p e a k s a b o u t his M a y 7 fight in L a s Vegas against Sugar Shane Mosley.

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O n Feb. 11 P r e s i d e n t H o s n i M u b a r a k of Egypt s t e p p e d d o w n f r o m his p o s i t i o n as a result of massive p r o t e s t s a c r o s s t h e c o u n t r y . But Egypt w a s n o t t h e only place w h e r e d e m o n s t r a t i o n s have t a k e n place. A l o n g w i t h Tunisia, political u n r e s t h a s recently a r o s e in Libya, Yemen, Jordan, B a h r a i n , a n d Iran; t h e p r o t e s t s f r o m Egypt g e n e r a t e d a d o m i n o e f f e c t of political r e f o r m that spread across the Arab world. O n Feb. 2 0 t h e d e a t h toll in Libya r o s e t o 2 0 9 w h e n 25 m o r e p e o p l e w e r e killed as p r o t e s t o r s u s e d an explosives-laden c a r a n d a t a n k to attack a m i l i t a r y c a m p in Benghazi. T h i s a t t a c k c a m e a f t e r a clash b e t w e e n m a r c h e r s of a f u n e r a l p r o c e s s i o n a n d Libyan t r o o p s . T h o u s a n d s of m o u r n e r s h a d g a t h e r e d in t h e s t r e e t s of Benghazi o n S u n d a y in a f u n e r a l procession honoring those killed in p r o t e s t s o n Saturday. A s t h e p r o c e s s i o n p a s s e d by t h e Alfadeel Abu O m a r Military Camp, uniformed troops opened fire o n t h e m o u r n e r s . In a n o t h e r a t t e m p t to b r e a k into t h e c a m p , p r o t e s t o r s d r o v e a tank f r o m a nearby army base and obtained weapons. Despite the v i o l e n t e f f o r t s of s e c u r i t y f o r c e s to curb the demonstrations, p r o t e s t o r s told C N N t h a t t h e s e a t t e m p t s have just left t h e m even

m o r e e n e r g i z e d . " T h e r e a r e a lot -of p e o p l e g e t t i n g killed for t h e i r f r e e d o m , said o n e p r o t e s t o r to a C N N n e w s t e a m . " O u r goal is simple: w e w a n t G a d h a f i [the p r e s i d e n t of Libya] to leave. We want freedom...we want democracy." In Yemen, f o r t h e 10th c o n s e c u t i v e day, h u n d r e d s of protestors gathered together in t h e capital of Sana. S o m e of t h e m c h a n t e d "First M u b a r a k , n o w Ali" - t h e y w a n t Y e m e n i P r e s i d e n t Ali A b d u l l a h Saleh t o s t e p d o w n . O n l i n e activist Atiaf A l w a z i r said to C N N of this p r o t e s t t h a t "it's a m a z i n g . It's a very p e a c e f u l a t m o s p h e r e . " D e s p i t e this m o r e p e a c e f u l p r o t e s t , at least six p e o p l e w e r e w o u n d e d Saturday. In r e s p o n s e to t h e u n r e s t , t h e Yemenir u n Staba n e w s a g e n c y said t h a t Saleh b l a m e d t h e u n r e s t o n f o r e i g n a g e n d a s a n d a plot against Yemen's stability. Staba also s t a t e d t h a t Saleh w a n t e d to see non-violent change in t h e ballot b o x . Saleh also a n n o u n c e d t h a t he will n o t be r u n n i n g f o r r e - e l e c t i o n in 2013. H e has b e e n in p o w e r for 3 2 years. P a r l i a m e n t a r y e l e c t i o n s s c h e d u l e d for April will b e p o s t p o n e d t o allow m o r e t i m e for discussion about reform. O n Feb. 18 conflicts arose in Jordan with protestors wanting t o abolish t h e p e a c e treaty b e t w e e n J o r d a n a n d Israel. In

r e s p o n s e to t h e p r o t e s t s , K i n g A b d u l l a h II of Jordan s w o r e a n e w g o v e r n m e n t into office o n Feb. 9. T h e King told his g o v e r n m e n t via J o r d a n i a n n e w s agencies to e n a c t a "real a n d quick reform." T h e s e political r e f o r m s will give the newly elected representatives a n d t h e p u b l i c m o r e i n p u t in t h e d e c i s i o n m a k i n g process; t h e r e are h o p e s t h a t t h e g o v e r n m e n t will eventually be " f o r m e d by p a r t i e s a n d o n t h e basis of t h e clear p r o g r a m s t h a t t h e s e p a r t i e s will present." I n Iran, t h o u s a n d s of s e c u r i t y officers s w a r m e d prominent sites t h r o u g h o u t T e h r a n a n d o t h e r m a j o r cities o n Sunday, b e a t i n g p r o t e s t o r s a n d using acts of i n t i m i d a t i o n to b r e a k u p t h e c r o w d s . O n Feb. 14 Iran's largest demonstration took place w i t h t h o u s a n d s m a r c h i n g in t h e s t r e e t s of T e h r a n . A n o t h e r m a r c h o c c u r r e d t w o d a y s later f o r t h e f u n e r a l of a m a n killed in the demonstration. With political unrest t h r o u g h o u t t h e A r a b world, political l e a d e r s in Yemen, J o r d a n a n d Algeria have i n t r o d u c e d n e w policies t o e n c o u r a g e political and economic change. Despite these efforts, m a n y protestors a c r o s s t h e r e g i o n still d e e m these efforts inadequate and c o n t i n u e t o call for c o m p l e t e governmental reform.

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in New York The Hope College Independents, a group founded last y e a r by K e v i n S o u b l y ('11), t r a v e l e d t o N e w York, o n Feb. 12 t o r e p r e s e n t H o p e at t h e N a t i o n a l C o n f e r e n c e of Independents. T h e c o n f e r e n c e was held to discuss strategies and means of further increasing the p o l i t i c a l p o w e r of i n d e p e n d e n t v o t e r s a n d w a s s p o n s o r e d by IndependentVoting.org, the largest national I n d e p e n d e n t organization. Attending were hundreds of l e a d e r s in t h e i n d e p e n d e n t voting movement from around the country. International visitors seeking more i n f o r m a t i o n o n p o l i t i c s in America also participated, s u c h a s L e n o r a Fulani, t h e first legitimate female and African American candidate for p r e s i d e n t (she r a n in 1988). The Hope Independents were one of only two youth-led organizations in the country represented.

GOP spending bill moves through House • Spending, from page 3 b u t t h e n e x t few days c o u l d p r o v e vital in s h a p i n g p u b l i c o p i n i o n in r e l a t i o n t o t h e expansive H o u s e bill Politico reports, "What b e g a n as a s t r a i g h t - f o r w a r d b u d g e t - c u t t i n g exercise is n o w a ledger b u l g i n g w i t h p r o v i s i o n s that touch o n everything from Western lands management to Florida w a t e r quality rules, I n t e r n e t regulations, a n e w c o n s u m e r p r o d u c t safety d a t a bank and emissions standards f o r t h e c e m e n t industry." W h e n the House reconvenes on Feb. 28, B o e h n e r and the Republican majority must be vigilant as t h e y push through a short-term e x t e n s i o n of c u r r e n t s p e n d i n g t o avoid a s h u t d o w n M a r c h 4.

Collective bargaining has no place in government • Perspectives, from page a d e m a n d fair t r e a t m e n t , w r o t e Roosevelt. But, h e wrote, "1 w a n t t o e m p h a s i z e my c o n v i c t i o n t h a t m i l i t a n t tactics have n o place" in t h e p u b l i c sector. "A strike of p u b l i c e m p l o y e e s m a n i f e s t s n o t h i n g less t h a n a n i n t e n t o n their p a r t to p r e v e n t o r o b s t r u c t t h e o p e r a t i o n s of G o v e r n m e n t . " It gets w o r s e , t h o u g h . Since t h i s strike has gained national a t t e n t i o n President O b a m a has issued s t a t e m e n t s e n c o u r a g i n g t h e public u n i o n w o r k e r s to c o n t i n u e their fight against w h a t he has called an "assault." N o t

to step o n any t o e s o r a n y t h i n g , b u t first of all, this is a s t a t e issue which renders Obama's input u n n e c e s s a r y , a n d s e c o n d , is t h e federal b u d g e t in well e n o u g h s h a p e t h a t t h e s t a t e legislature s h o u l d c a r e a b o u t t h e advice f r o m O b a m a ? T h e a n s w e r is no. Sorry, b u t t h e s i t u a t i o n in W i s c o n s i n is u p to t h e legislators in W i s c o n s i n . O b a m a has n o b u s i n e s s i n t e r j e c t i n g his o p i n i o n w h e n t h e federal b u d g e t c o n t i n u e s to be in s h a m b l e s . T h e fact is, as Fox N e w s r e p o r t s , O b a m a isjust a t t e m p t i n g t o rebuild t a r n i s h e d relations with the unions after some union

l e a d e r s are u p s e t o v e r his r e c e n t p r o p o s a l s to business. Fox N e w s also r e p o r t s t h a t Obama's recent statements put h i m at risk of b e i n g classified as a p a r t i s a n a f t e r h e has b e e n such a strong advocate for setting a n e w t o n e in W a s h i n g t o n . As Fox News reports, C o n g r e s s i o n a l R e p u b l i c a n s feel t h a t O b a m a is a t t e m p t i n g to "muzzle" g o v e r n o r s w h o are m a k i n g e f f o r t s to s o m e w h a t restrain government. H o u s e S p e a k e r John Boehner, R-Ohio, said in a s t a t e m e n t to Fox N e w s , "His political o r g a n i z a t i o n is c o l l u d i n g with

special interest allies a c r o s s t h e country to demagogue reformm i n d e d g o v e r n o r s w h o are making the tough choices that t h e p r e s i d e n t is avoiding. T h e p r e s i d e n t s h o u l d m a k e it clear t o his f r i e n d s t h a t t h e p e o p l e of W i s c o n s i n , a n d s t a t e s a c r o s s A m e r i c a , c a n h a n d l e their o w n affairs without Washington special-interest money and meddling." With unemployment at 9 p e r c e n t , t h e p u b l i c has bigger p r o b l e m s t h a n t o feel s y m p a t h e t i c for s o m e cowardly public sectoc efripJoyees.


FEBRUARY 2 3 .

ARTS

2011

THE ANCHOR

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Wis.; f r e s h m a n A a r o n Haecker of W i n c h e s t e r , Va.; s e n i o r B e n j a O n h i s a l b u m s , S a m B e a m ( I r o n a n d W i n e ) h a s always s o u n d e d v e r y m u c h like t h e q u i e t , b e a r d e d m a n w h i s p e r i n g lovingly o v e r h u s h e d g u i t a r t h a t h e is. Like S a m B e a m , t h i s a l b u m h a d g r e a t p o t e n t i a l t o s o u n d b e a r d e d . It a c t u a l l y j u s t s o u n d s like a g u y n o w , w i t h o u t a p r o g r e s s i v e b e a r d . B e a m e x p e r i m e n t s w i t h l o t s o f n e w s o u n d s o n t h i s a l b u m , s o m e of w h i c h w o r k b e t t e r t h a n o t h e r s . Lyrically, t h e a l b u m is j u s t a s p o e t i c a n d r h y t h m i c a s p a s t a l b u m s . Musically, it h a s a w a r m e r , p o p p i e r s o u n d t o it. D u r i n g a n i n t e r v i e w . B e a m s t a t e d , "it's m o r e o f a f o c u s e d p o p r e c o r d . It s o u n d s like t h e m u s i c p e o p l e h e a r d in t h e i r p a r e n t ' s car g r o w i n g u p . . . t h a t e a r l y - t o - m i d - ' 7 0 s F M , r a d i o - f r i e n d l y music." It's n i c e t o s e e h i m t r y i n g n e w t h i n g s , a n d "Kiss E a c h O t h e r C l e a n " is a w o r t h y a l b u m in its o w n r i g h t , b u t a n y o n e e x p e c t i n g i t t o s o u n d like I r o n a n d W i n e ' s p a s t w o r k s will b e a b i t c o n f u s e d .

m i n H e r t e l of Fennville; s o p h o m o r e H a l e y H o d g e s of H a r t ; D a v i d J a m e s of t h e H o p e English f a c u l t y ; s e n i o r C a s s i e N i e s p o d z i e w a n s k i of O a k B r o o k , 111.; j u n i o r A m b e r L y n S c h e e r inga of S c h e r e r v i l l e , Ind.; j u n i o r J o h n T e l f e r of W e s t e r n S p r i n g s , 111.; j u n i o r M a d i s o n T u s t i n of Plainwell; j u n i o r K a r a W i l l i a m s of Saline; a n d f r e s h m a n A l l y s o n W o m a c k of Libertyville, 111. Tickets for "Under Milk W o o d " are $10 for regular adm i s s i o n , $7 for s e n i o r c i t i z e n s a n d H o p e f a c u l t y a n d staff, a n d $ 5 for s t u d e n t s , a n d a r e available at t h e t i c k e t office in t h e m a i n

THE DECEMBERISTS

The King Is Dead

THE RADIO DEPT

l o b b y of t h e D e V o s F i e l d h o u s e . T h e o f f i c e is o p e n M o n . - F r i . 8

Passive Aggressive - The Singles: 2002-2010

a . m . - 5 p . m . , p h o n e n u m b e r is (616) 3 9 5 - 7 8 9 0 .

Sometimes w h e n a b a n d gets too comfortable at replicating its o w n s o u n d f r o m a l b u m t o a l b u m , t h e f a n s s t a r t t o h o p e f o r s o m e s o r t of d r a m a t i c s h i f t in style a n d a p p r o a c h . F r o m Bob Dylan to R a d i o h e a d t o Sufjan Stevens, artists a l w a y s s e e m t o g e t a lot of r e s p e c t f o r b i g r e i n v e n t i o n s o f t h e m s e l v e s , e v e n if t h e y h a v e t o l o s e s o m e f a n s . M a y b e t h e D e c e m b e r i s t s ' last a l b u m , " T h e H a z a r d s of L o v e " w a s o n e of t h o s e s u c c e s s f u l r e i n v e n t i o n s , b u t w e a t W T H S w e r e u n a n i m o u s l y disappointed by their shift t o w a r d s t h e lofty c o n c e p t u a l r o c k e p i c . T h a n k f u l l y , t h e i r n e w a l b u m is b o t h a r e t u r n t o f o r m a n d a r e i n v e n t i o n . " T h e K i n g Is D e a d " is c e r t a i n l y t h e i n d i e - f o l k D e c e m b e r i s t s of old, filled w i t h a c o u s t i c g u i t a r a n d b i g p r o p e r n o u n s , yet it isn't a r e t r e a d . W i t h t h e help of fellow A m e r i c a n s Gillian W e l c h a n d Peter B u c k (of R.E.M.), t h e y ' v e m a d e an album that's both pastoral and defiant, sounding distinctly A m e r i c a n f o r t h e first t i m e .

S i n c e y o u p r o b a b l y h a v e n ' t h e a r d of T h e R a d i o D e p t , you'll p r o b a b l y b e s u r p r i s e d t o find o u t t h a t t h i s b a n d y o u h a v e n ' t h e a r d of is a l r e a d y s u c c e s s f u l e n o u g h t o b e p u t t i n g o u t a c o m p i l a t i o n of singles ( a n d a b o n u s d i s c of w o r t h w h i l e B-sides). T u r n s o u t , t h e y ' v e b e e n a r o u n d s i n c e 1 9 9 5 a n d a r e g r e a t , b u t t h e y ^ i o n ' t h a v e a lot of s t a t e s i d e e x p o s u r e , p r o b a b l y b e c a u s e t h e y a r e S w e d i s h . T h e i r s o u n d h e a r k e n s b a c k t o early p o s t - p u n k b a n d s like N e w Order w h o mixed keyboards and d r u m machines with gloomy lyrics a n d c a t c h y p o p h o o k s . F a n s o f M 8 3 will e n j o y t h e i r w a r m , d r e a m y s o u n d , a n d f a n s of P e t e r B j o r n a n d John s o m e t h i n g similarly danceable and European. But The Radio D e p t . deserve to be listened to o n t h e i r o w n t e r m s , s o if y o u ' r e i n t e r e s t e d i n t h e m , t h i s is a great a l b u m to start with.

Decemberists fans probably w o n ' t hail t h i s a s t h e i r b e s t w o r k

Hope College musicians will perform through the m o n t h l y " B r o w n Bag C o n c e r t " s e r i e s at t h e H o l l a n d A r e a A r t s C o u n c i l o n Friday, M a r c h 4, at n o o n . T h e p u b l i c is i n v i t e d . A d m i s s i o n is f r e e . F o u n d e d a n d d i r e c t e d b y Dr. A n d r e w Le of t h e H o p e m u sic faculty, t h e c o n c e r t s e r i e s t a k e s p l a c e o n t h e first Friday of e a c h m o n t h . E a c h h o u r - l o n g p r o g r a m c o n s i s t s of a v a r i -

y e t , b u t will b e p l e a s e d t o s e e t h e m being themselves again.

"BROWN BAG CONCERT SERIES" RETURNS MARCH 4

Reviews c o u r t e s y of W T H S m u s i c d i r e c t o r s , P a u l Rice, L a u r a H e l lerop and Aaron Martin.

e t y of m u s i c a l o f f e r i n g s f r o m H o p e students and teachers. The Holland Area Arts C o u n cil is l o c a t e d w e s t of C o l u m bia A v e n u e at 1 5 0 E. E i g h t h St.


6

THE ANCHOR

A f KleimarTs Pool Party cl Kleiman's Pool Party

Aleesa Ribbens GUEST WRFTER

Captain Bryant Russ ('11), pumped up his team by delivering a heartwrenchlng pregame speech.

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Attackman Ronald Radcllffe ('11), went In for the kill and record ed the first hat trick in Inner tube water polo history.

It w a s t h e s p l a s h h e a r d ' r o u n d t h e w o r l d . In o n e swift s e c o n d , t h e t i m e r hit zero, a n d Kleiman's Pool Party c l a i m e d s w e e t victory over dangeRuss. The inner tube water polo m a t c h , held in the D o w last T h u r s d a y night, w a s a r g u a b l y o n e of the biggest s p o r t i n g e v e n t s of t h e 21st c e n t u r y . Flocks of f a n s c a m e o u t t o witness a match that had gained m o r e h y p e t h a n t h e a n n u a l football g a m e b e t w e e n O h i o State a n d t h e University of M i c h i g a n . Throughout the entire match, the cheering section was exceptionally l o u d e r t h a n Calvin's e n t i r e s t u d e n t b o d y last m o n t h w h e n H o p e dominated on the basketball c o u r t . "VanZyl: A H o u s e Divided" is a m o d e r n day tale of a d e e p f r i e n d s h i p p l a g u e d by lies, betrayal, r e s e n t m e n t , c o m p e t i t i o n a n d anger. T h u r s d a y ' s m a t c h c a n be s e e n as a call for forgiveness a n d t h e s t a r t i n g p o i n t of a l o n g road to redemption. This rivalry b e g a n w i t h o n e m a n ' s d r e a m s of g r e a t n e s s a n d w a s t h w a r t e d by a n o t h e r m a n ' s h o p e s for success. S e n i o r s B r y a n t Russ a n d A n d r e w Young have b e e n f r i e n d s since their f r e s h m a n year. T h e y m e t in D u r f e e , m o v e d t o D e G r a a f a n d c u r r e n t l y live a c r o s s t h e hall f r o m e a c h o t h e r in VanZyl. This

of his h o u s e m a t e s a n d fellow w i n t e r their f r i e n d s h i p faced t h e teammates - Garrett Anderson u l t i m a t e test w h e n Young d e c i d ('11), Ronald Radcliffe ('11) a n d e d t o c r e a t e his o w n I n t r a m u r a l J o n a t h a n W i e l e n g a ('11), w e r e inner tube water polo team. d e v a s t a t e d t o h e a r of Young Russ, a t w o - t i m e w a t e r p o l o a n d Branch's actions. "It w a s as c h a m p i o n , w a s n a m e d Kleiman's if my e n t i r e w o r l d h a d s t o p p e d Pool Party c a p t a i n a f t e r t h e g r a d u a t i o n of its original f o u n d e r s . After neglecting to invite Young t o be o n his w a t e r p o l o t e a m . Young a n d his h o u s e m a t e Daniel B r a n c h ( 1 1 ) set o u t to f o r m a secret water p o l o t e a m . The secret plans w e r e revealed in m i d January. "1 c a m e into t h e h o u s e [one day] and my dear brother, A n d r e w Young, said t o me, 'I'll s e e you tonight,'" recalled Russ a d d i n g t h a t suspicions were r a i s e d w h e n he realized he h a d a A H O U S E D I V I D E D - Best friends since fre water polo capJonathan Wielenga (*11), Daniel Branch (*11), C tains' m e e t i n g t h a t Andrew Young and Matt Izenbaard's friendship n i g h t . "I said, ' N o , rival water polo match between Kleiman's Poo I won't be around a n d w a s t h r o w n u p s i d e down," tonight. I have a team captains' said Russ. meeting.' U p o n receiving t h e n e w s , A n d r e w l o o k e d s t r a i g h t in my Russ called H o p e a l u m n u s eyes a n d said, 'Yes, I'll see y o u at a n d f o u n d e r of Kleiman's Pool Party, Kyle M a s t e n b r o o k , t o see N e e d l e s s t o say, Russ a n d f o u r

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W e d . Jan. 19, 2011. D e a r Journal, T h e w h o l e w o r l d just t u r n e d u p s i d e d o w n . E v e r y t h i n g I t h o u g h t I k n e w is falling a p a r t b e f o r e m y v e r y eyes. A n d r e w Young - o n e of my best f r i e n d s - has c r e a t e d a w a t e r p o l o t e a m b e h i n d my back! To p u t it m o r e concretely, A n a k i n Skywalker just killed M a c e W i n d u . Et Tu Brute? I've n o t i c e d s o m e t h i n g f u n n y g o i n g o n t h i s week: w h i s p e r s , m y s t e r i o u s texts, silent glances t h a t said so m u c h . I just n e v e r t h o u g h t it w o u l d b e this. This! A f t e r l e a r n i n g t h e d e p t h of betrayal (AY, Daniel, Izze) I b e g a n frantically calling o u r t e a m just t o r e a s s u r e myself t h a t t h e r e is still light in t h e w o r l d . O h , b u t h o w little n o w shines! A f t e r h e a r i n g my message, Katie L o v i n g e r t e x t e d t h i s o n e w o r d : O o p s ? :) O u c h . That's w h e n I g o t n e r v o u s . I called Kyle M a s t e n b r o o k ; he's clean. I said, " S o r r y f o r my lack of faith, f r i e n d . T h e r e are just so few p a t r i o t s left in this world."

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I'm g o i n g t o t r y t o r e c r u i t Kylie ( A n d r e w ' s fianc^); t h a t is, if she hasn't yet s i d e d with evil. W e c a n t r u s t n o one. T h i s is war. Yours truly, B r y a n t Russ

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W h e n reached for comment, Lovinger ('11) released a statement confirming that Branch a n d Young h a d i n d e e d app r o a c h e d h e r b a c k in N o v e m b e r t o join T e a m d a n g e R u s s . "I thought Daniel and Andrew's idea w a s hilario u s ... it h a s b e e n f u n playing w i t h [them]." As the season began, t h e tension e x t e n d e d b e y o n d t h e walls of VanZyl a n d infiltrated t h e H o p e College community. According to longtime friend and former housemate M a r c u s Regan ( 1 1 ) , "It w a s really h a r d to see m y close f r i e n d s go t h r o u g h s u c h a h a r d t i m e of trial. I really h o p e their f r i e n d s h i p man year, the status of Bryant Russ T i l ) , c a n be repaired." Going into rrett Anderson ('11), Ronald Radcliffe ('11), last Thursday's s yet to be determined after last Thursday's match, both the arty and dangeRuss. o u t c o m e of t h e g a m e a n d t h e VanZyl f r i e n d s h i p T h e rift b e t w e e n VanZyl exwas unpredictable. a n d e d even f u r t h e r w h e n a n e w "I didn't say a n y t h i n g b e f o r e etrayal w a s discovered. " O u r t h e g a m e a n d 1 didn't say eloved f r i e n d a n d sister, Katie a n y t h i n g a f t e r t h e g a m e . 1 let ovinger, w a s s t o l e n away by t h e t h e g a m e s p e a k f o r itself," said nemy," m o u r n e d Radcliffe.

Kleiman's Pool Party goalie, Jonat h a n Wielenga. A f t e r b e i n g d o w n 2 - 1 at t h e half, Kleiman's Pool Party attackm a n , Radcliffe, s c o r e d his first h a t trick to e n d t h e g a m e w i t h a 2

W h a t prompted you to start a water polo team?

W h y did you decide to f o r m a team in secret rather than being open and honest with Bryant a b o u t y o u r desire to b e on a water polo team?

t o h e a d . I w e n t to m a n y of their g a m e s , even sitting o n t h e high dive so I could see t h e e n t i r e playing field a n d w a s r o o t i n g with t h e m for t h a t I had.

AY: I did it b e c a u s e I didn't t h i n k t h e y w o u l d a p p r o v e , a n d I really did n o t w a n t t o step o n their t o e s . I d e c i d e d t h a t I o w e d t h e m respect. A f t e r all, t h e y are my d e a r b r o t h e r s in C h r i s t . I did n o t w a n t to disappoint them.

W h a t were your thoughts and emotions going into Thursday's g a m e against Kleiman's Pool

he h a d h e a r d t h e n e w s . "It w a s s h o c k i n g t h a t p e o p l e 10 I w o u l d have previously s c r i b e d as f r i e n d s w o u l d atmpt t o s a b o t a g e s o m e t h i n g as lautiful as K l e i m a n s Pool Party," it ed M a s t e n b r o o k .

A n d r e w Young: For t h e p a s t t h r e e years, i n n e r t u b e w a t e r p o l o h a d n e v e r really b e e n o n m y radar. I liked to f o c u s m o r e o n s p o r t s s u c h as softball. I recently discovered inner tube w a t e r p o l o a n d said, "Hey this really l o o k s like s o m e t h i n g t h a t I c a n excel at," a n d I so I decided to form a team. W h y didn't you join Bryant Russ' team? AY: I didn't w a n t to i m p e d e o n their championship team, so o u t of my d e e p r e s p e c t for t h e m , I d e c i d e d to f o r m a second team.

by longtime friend Andrew own water polo team.

- 4 score. T h e sweat, b l o o d a n d t e a r s Kleiman's Pool P a r t y h a d p u t i n t o each practice finally paid off as t h e y e m e r g e d f r o m t h e pool t o t h e c h e e r s a n d a p p l a u s e of t h e crowd. "It w a s awesome," recalled Regan. "I w a s n ' t even t h e r e , b u t t h e y w e r e s o m e of t h e b e s t ESPN h i g h l i g h t s I've ever s e e n in m y life." In a p o s t g a m e i n t e r v i e w Russ p r o c l a i m e d t h a t it "felt g r e a t to b e a winner." U p o n exiting t h e locker r o o m w i t h his h e a d h e l d high. Young s t a t e d t h a t he w a s h u m b l e d t o lose t o a t e a m of s e a s o n e d veterans. M o v i n g f o r w a r d , it is o b v i o u s t h e s e battle w o u n d s will n e e d t i m e t o heal, b u t Young is h o p e f u l t h a t life will r e t u r n to n o r m a l o n c e the playoffs are over. Russ p l a n s to w o r k alongside Young t o i m p l e m e n t a no w a t e r p o l o z o n e in Vanzyl. " W e w o n ' t talk a b o u t it a n d if w e have to m e e t with our respective teams, we'll m e e t secretly." " D e e p d o w n w e love t h e s e guys a n d t h e y love us. W e n e e d t o l e a r n t o m a k e sure t h a t o u r b r o t h e r h o o d c o m e s first b e f o r e t h e competition."

How has this affected your relationship with your housem a t e s w h o play for Kleiman's Pool Party? AY: I really didn't m e a n f o r t h e r e t o be any bad feelings. I r e s p e c t t h e s e guys, a n d I w a n t e d t h e m t o w i n e v e r y single n i g h t e x c e p t for t h e night that we went head

Katie Lovinger ('11), came face-to-face with her former team for the first time in the most speculated game of the season.

Coach Matt Izenbaard ("11), showed of his strategy prior to the start of the match. Sadly, it wasn't enough to clinch a victory. A L L PHOTOS BY A L E E S A R I B B E N S

Party? AY: I k n e w it w a s going to b e a t o u g h battle b e c a u s e I have so m u c h r e s p e c t f o r these guys. T h e y have w o n t h e c h a m p i o n ship t h e p a s t t w o years, a n d w e ' r e n e w c o m e r s into t h e league. I feel like w e have a lot of talent o n o u r t e a m a n d a lot of p o t e n t i a l . Playing t h e season's v e t e r a n s w a s like a g a m e b e t w e e n t h e Yankees a n d the T a m p a Bay Devil Rays; u n f o r t u n a t e l y we didn't c o m e o u t o n top. But you k n o w w h a t ? It

w a s a really g r e a t battle a n d I'm p r o u d of my t e a m and h o w w e played. W h a t does the friendship b e t w e e n you a n d your housem a t e s look like n o w t h a t t h e g a m e is o v e r ? AY: I'd say t h a t it has bloss o m e d . Before, it w a s a bloss o m b e c a u s e it w a s s u m m e r , a n d n o w t h a t it's w i n t e r it h a s closed. A n d it w a s d u r i n g t h e dnter that Bryant found out . we had started a water t e a m . N o w t h a t we're b o t h going to t h e playoffs, it's b e g i n n i n g to b l o s s o m o n c e again. It's c o m i n g full circle; it's t h e circle of life.


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T w o w e e k s f r o m t h i s Friday, a little t h i n g called D a n c e M a r a t h o n will take over H o p e ' s c a m p u s . I a m so e x c i t e d — D a n c e M a r a t h o n is a m a z i n g , fantastic, crazy, long, tiring, exciting a n d r e w a r d i n g . For t h o s e of you w h o h a v e b e e n living u n d e r a r o c k d u r i n g y o u r H o p e College e x p e r i ence, D a n c e M a r a t h o n is t h e 2 4 - h o u r f u n d raiser t h a t H o p e College p u t s o n t h e Friday a n d Saturday before Spring Break each year. All f u n d s raised go directly to t h e Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in G r a n d Rapids. A n d it's seriously the greatest thing ever. Everybody k n o w s t h a t D a n c e M a r a t h o n m e a n s s t a n d i n g o n your feet f o r 24 h o u r s . You wear a w h i t e T - s h i r t while "moralers" get yellow shirts (and can leave a f t e r eight h o u r s ) . S o m e families c o m e a n d share stories, a n d at t h e e n d e v e r y b o d y s t a n d s in a circle a n d cries. (Yeah, if s o m e b o d y h a d tried selling it t o m e t h a t way, I probably w o u l d n ' t have d o n e it either). To truly u n d e r s t a n d a n d a p p r e c i a t e D a n c e M a r a t h o n , you have to look a little bit b e l o w t h e surface. First of all it's i m p o r t a n t t o c o n s i d e r w h y w e d a n c e . W e d a n c e b e c a u s e t h e r e are kids w h o can't. M a n y of us h a v e n e v e r h a d a m a jor h e a l t h s c a r e — w e ' r e a b l e s s e d c a m p u s as a w h o l e — b u t t h e r e are so m a n y c h i l d r e n w h o fight e a c h day just t o m a k e it t o t h e i r n e x t b i r t h d a y . Places like H e l e n DeVos help t h e s e kids a n d t h e i r f a m i l i e s in t h e fight. T h e f u n d s r a i s e d f o r D a n c e M a r a t h o n certainly a r e significant, b u t in m y t h r e e previo u s m a r a t h o n s , t h e v a l u e of e x p e r i e n c e s I've h a d w i t h m y fellow s t u d e n t s as well as t h e m i r a c l e families h a s far s u r p a s s e d any m o n e y I c o u l d ever raise. H o w o f t e n d o w e i n t e n tionally m a k e o u r s e l v e s u n c o m f o r t a b l e o r go o u t of o u r w a y t o let s o m e o n e else k n o w t h a t w e c a r e f o r a n h o u r , m u c h less 24 c o n s e c u tive h o u r s ? D a n c e M a r a t h o n is a c h a n c e to hit t h e p a u s e b u t t o n o n o u r lives a n d s h o w a n i n c r e d i b l e g r o u p of p e o p l e t h a t t h e i r s t r u g -

gles m a t t e r to us. I don't d o u b t t h a t you're busy and don't get e n o u g h sleep—Lord k n o w s that I need a lot m o r e than the six o r seven h o u r s I get m o s t nights and should probably quit o n e of m y three j o b s — b u t I can guarantee t h a t if you participate in Dance M a r a t h o n and have an o p e n h e a r t and m i n d , it will be a life-changing experience. I'm n o t saying that you'll suddenly switch y o u r career path to b e c o m e a medical researcher o r start volunteering at the hospitals in G r a n d Rapids. However, seeing 300-plus fellow s t u d e n t s dig d e e p to push t h r o u g h achy joints a n d sleep deprivation to get excited for 2 0 a m a z i n g kids and their families after 24 h o u r s o n their feet—it's a p o w e r f u l experience. I feel t h e n e e d f o r a disclaimer, t h o u g h . I a m a firm believer t h a t e v e r y o n e s h o u l d get involved w i t h D a n c e M a r a t h o n . I u n d e r s t a n d t h a t n o t e v e r y o n e is physically able t o d a n c e , b u t please: if you are g o i n g to b r e a k all t h e rules ( b r i n g a cell p h o n e , have f r i e n d s s n e a k c a f f e i n e in, go sit d o w n in t h e b a t h r o o m s , etc), d o y o u r s e l f — a n d t h e m i r a c l e families— a favor a n d t h i n k long a n d h a r d a b o u t w h y

Jubilation parade Rob G u i m o n d Guest C o l u m n i s t

T w i s t e d fate h a s r u i n e d u s w i t h this F e b r u a r y h e a t wave. So, n o w , I'll have t o w r i t e t h e tired c o l u m n of my p r e d e c e s s o r s in t h e s a m e w a y t h a t t h e y w r o t e it. A n d , since t h i s will p r o b a b l y b e my last c o l u m n , I m i g h t get a little sentimental... I w a n t t o h a v e a p a r a d e . Listen: it's a n a t u r a l prog r e s s i o n f r o m all t h i s S t a n d U p b u s i n e s s . There's b e e n so m u c h talk a b o u t c a m p u s solidarity, a n d there's n o t h ing m o r e solid t h a n a p a r a d e — e v e r y o n e is m o v i n g in t h e s a m e d i r e c t i o n f o r a final d e s t i n a t i o n . T h i s isn't a protest; it's a c e l e b r a t i o n . I w a n t t u b a s a n d b a t o n s , jugglers, fire e a t e r s . If you're g o o d at s o m e t h i n g , you s h o u l d b e in t h e p a r a d e a n d d o t h a t . A n d , if you're n o t g o o d at a n y thing, y o u s h o u l d be in t h e p a r a d e a n d d o t h a t b e c a u s e

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m y life o n t h e r a d i o . " O h , I've h e a r d t h i s o n e before," o n e says. " S a m e ol', s a m e o i r says a n o t h e r . It's n o t e v e n t h e glorified s o n g a n d d a n c e f o u n d in c o u n t l e s s b r a t pack m o v i e s , o r t h e o n e hit w o n d e r s t h a t w e listen to a d e c a d e later a n d k n o w every w o r d . N o , t h e b o r i n g p o p s o n g life is n o t g l a m o r o u s o r s u g a r c o a t e d .

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It's h u m a n . T h e c o m m o n t h r e a d t h a t weaves itself t h r o u g h m y y e a r s of soul s o n g s is a c o m m o n t h r e a d in m y life: plain Jane, clear as day, h u m a n t r u t h . T h e last t h i n g I w a n t f o r myself is an u n o r i g i n a l life. In fact, m o s t a s p e c t s of m y life c e n t e r o n originality a n d t h e w a n t t o b e fresh a n d a v a n t - g a r d e . But d o n ' t w e all have t h o s e days, t h e b o r i n g p o p s o n g days? W e sleep t o o late t o take a s h o w e r ; w e w e a r a s w e a t s h i r t a n d jeans; w e s p o t o u r c r u s h a n d look t h e o t h e r way; w e gossip; w e nap; w e b l e n d i n t o t h e c r o w d . A n d t h e n , w h e n w e least e x p e c t it f r o m ourselves, we'll s t a n d o u t . W e l l s e a r c h P a n d o r a like it's literally P a n d o r a ' s box until w e find a n e w a n t h e m , a n e w soul s o n g . T h e h a i r s o n y o u r a r m s will d a n c e along w i t h y o u as you live a n exciting r o c k s o n g life. A n d w h e n t h i s h a p p e n s , I h o p e e v e r y o n e ' s singing along.

s u i t o r s p l u m m e t s a f t e r g r a d u a t i o n . I feel similarly, only w i t h l e a r n i n g . 1 d o n ' t w a n t to get w i t h t h e ladies in m y last t h r e e m o n t h s ; I w a n t t o get w i t h all t h e k n o w l e d g e t h a t H o p e h a s t o offer. T h a t k n o w l e d g e is in t h e c o m m u n i t y . W e ' r e all real s m a r t . T h e p r o b l e m is t h a t p e o p l e d o n ' t m o v e away m u c h f r o m t h e i r cliques. For instance, t h e 12 p e o p l e t h a t r e a d t h i s c o l u m n will say, " W o r d . I agree." But t h e y a l r e a d y a g r e e d . N o t h i n g h a s c h a n g e d . T h o s e 12 p e o p l e s h o u l d g r a b 12 m o r e people, a n d t h o s e 1 2 , 1 2 m o r e , a n d so o n , a n d so o n , until t h e w h o l e c a m p u s is involved. A n d , t h e n , w e s h o u l d have p a r a d e , so w e c a n all see h o w brilliant at d o i n g stuff e v e r y o n e is. But t h a t m a y take p u b l i c a c t i o n just s h o r t of p e e i n g in t h e P i n e G r o v e : realizing t h e p o w e r of o u r e d u c a t i o n . Now, as I've h a d c o n f u s i n g m e s s a g e s i n t h e p a s t , I will m a k e t h e m e s s a g e s of t h i s c o l u m n v e r y clear by offsett i n g t h e m w i t h a colon: G e t t o g e t h e r . D o stuff. Let's have a parade.

Rob's serious about the parade. Contact him, if you're interested. Also, he's thrown out his anti-self-referentiality by making up words and advertising his new blog: http://awalkinthepuddinforsacrag.blogspot.com/

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real a n d o n e d g e in t h e b e s t of ways. But t h e n , t h e p u n c h : "...all at o n c e I realize/ m y life h a s b e c o m e a b o r i n g p o p s o n g a n d e v e r y o n e ' s singing along." M y life is a b o r i n g p o p s o n g . C a n y o u p i c t u r e it n o w ? M y closest f r i e n d s a n d c o m p l e t e s t r a n g e r s t u n e i n t o

a m right now. T h i s is t h e force b e h i n d t h e r i n g - b y - s p r i n g c o n c e p t . P e o p l e realize t h a t t h e n u m b e r of p o t e n t i a l , a d e q u a t e

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b e e n timeless f o r m e : "I'm R e a d y " by Jack's M a n n e q u i n . H e sings, "I'm ready, I ' m ready, I ' m ready," like it's g o i n g o u t of style, a n d m y h e a r t t h u d s with h i m , I ' m ready, I ' m ready. I'm ready! I feel alive a n d

t h a t last s e n t e n c e . L o o k i n g back o n t h e big rain. S t a n d Up, a n d t h e H o p e lessness of my t i m e a t t e m p t i n g t o c o n t a c t p e o p l e t h r o u g h t h e A n c h o r , I feel like I should have g o t t e n d o w n m o r e o f t e n in t h e rain. I should h a v e g o t t e n m o r e f u n k y w i t h t h e p e o p l e a r o u n d me, a c t e d m o r e as a m e m b e r of a c o m munity. I realize t h a t I m i g h t n o t be s u r r o u n d e d by as m a n y like-minded, s t r o n g - m i n d e d , e d u c a t e d p e o p l e as 1

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it: y o u r soul s o n g . I d o n ' t k n o w if I c o i n e d t h e p h r a s e , o r if it's b e e n p a s s e d a r o u n d f o r d e c a d e s , a n d I just haven't b e e n in o n t h a t p a r t i c u l a r g a m e of t e l e p h o n e , b u t there's n o b e t t e r w a y to d e s c r i b e t h a t song: y o u r soul s o n g . Of c o u r s e , soul s o n g s c o m e in waves. I've h a d a c o r n u c o p i a of t h e m , r a n g i n g f r o m U n d e r o a t h , t o Tracy C h a p m a n , to M u m f o r d & Sons. But o n e of t h e m h a s

M y m o s t m e m o r a b l e experience at H o p e w a s the big rain t w o years ago. It rained all day, a n d it c o n t i n u e d into the night. T h e streets were partially flooded by dusk. By n i n e o'clock, p e o p l e w e r e r u n n i n g d o w n t h e halls of Kollen t o go o u t s i d e to play i n t h e K r a k e n - s i z e d p u d d l e s a n d yelling "Follow us! W e ' r e g o i n g t o play in t h e rain!" O n t h e t h i r d invite, I a c c e p t e d . It w a s magical o u t s i d e . It s e e m e d like t h e w h o l e c a m p u s w a s o u t t h e r e — s l i d i n g in t h e m u d , p u s h i n g w a t e r l o g g e d c a r s o u t of small lakes. It w a s a b e a u t i f u l c o m m u n i t y . I felt like a child G e n e Kelly f r o m "Singin' in t h e Rain" i n N e v e r N e v e r L a n d r i g h t bef o r e t h e big C h r i s t i a n flood. Pause, reader, a n d c o n s i d e r

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you will e v e r find y o u r n e w soul s o n g . T h e n , it h a p p e n s . T h e g u i t a r s t a r t s s t r u m m i n g , a n d t h e singer s t a r t s belting; you are s u r e t h i s s o n g w a s m a d e f o r y o u . T h e lyrics s p e a k y o u r story, a n d t h e hairs o n y o u r a r m s s t a r t t o d a n c e , signaling t h a t you've f o u n d

you're participating. D a n c e M a r a t h o n is a physical a n d e m o tional m a r a t h o n ; t h o s e w h o aren't willing t o h u m b l e themselves a n d b e a little r i d i c u l o u s f o r 24 h o u r s will n o t help t h e miracle families, their fellow p a r t i c i p a n t s o r themselves. It's a b o u t s t r e t c h i n g yourself while s h o w i n g t h a t you care f o r an incredible g r o u p of p e o p l e w h o really truly c a n use o u r s u p p o r t . T o t h o s e already p l a n n i n g o n p a r t i c i p a t ing, g e t p s y c h e d a n d s t a r t c a t c h i n g u p o n y o u r sleep—it's g o i n g t o be s o m u c h f u n ! A n d just r e m e m b e r t h a t at t h e e n d of t h e day, it really is all f o r t h e kids. O h ! A n d d o n ' t forget to register at: https://www.helpmakemiracles.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=register. st ar t & e v e n t I D = 7 6 4 .

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You slip o n y o u r h e a d p h o n e s , m o v e into a world o u t s i d e of y o u r o w n . You t u r n o n P a n d o r a , h o p e f u l l y t o a "quick m i x " of five favorite b a n d s . You b e g f o r n e w j a m s to d a n c e to, feel to, sing to, clean to — w h a t e v e r it m a y be. T h e n you hit t h e n e x t b u t t o n . A n d again, you hit t h e next b u t t o n . At s o m e p o i n t , an a d v e r t i s e m e n t c o m e s o n a n d you w o n d e r w h e n

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Indefensible m a n n e r of p r e s e n t i n g t h e m s e l v e s t h a t t h e y have t h a t aim in view. Specifically, t h e College will n o t p r o v i d e r e c o g n i t i o n o r financial o r logistical s u p p o r t f o r organizations or groups whose purposes i n c l u d e t h e a d v o c a c y o r m o r a l legitimiz a t i o n of h o m o s e x u a l behavior." I see a parallel b e t w e e n t h e r e c e n t att a c k o n m i n o r i t i e s a n d t h e exclusion of homosexuals on campus. However, the latter gets o n l y a f r a c t i o n of t h e a t t e n t i o n it d e s e r v e s . Please c o n s i d e r c o m m e n t ing o n t h e n e e d f o r equality b e t w e e n all

H o p e has h a d t h e c o r r e c t r e s p o n s e to t h i s a c t of racism. A n d likewise, t h e s t u d e n t b o d y h a s a p p r o p r i a t e l y ack n o w l e d g e d t h e severity of a n act like this. However, h o m o s e x u a l s o n H o p e ' s c a m p u s are v i c t i m s of o n g o i n g d i s c r i m i n a t i o n . Institutionally, o u r college h a s a d e p l o r a b l e stance r e g a r d i n g morality of h o m o s e x u a l s . O u r a d m i n i s t r a t i o n explicitly p r e v e n t s t h e m f r o m fully p a r t a k ing in a H o p e College e x p e r i e n c e . A s s t a t e d in H o p e ' s 1995 Institutional Statement on Homosexuality, " N e i t h e r d o e s | H o p e College) c o n d o n e o r g a n i z a t i o n s o r activities t h a t a i m to v i n d i c a t e t h e m o r a l acceptability of h o m o s e x u a l acts, o r t h a t suggest by their

Chris Russ C a m p u s Co-Editor O n Jan. 28, t h e Board of T r u s t e e s v o t e d to r e p l a c e t h e college's l o n g standing Institutional Statement on H o m o s e x u a l i t y w i t h a n e w "Position S t a t e m e n t o n H u m a n Sexuality." O n Nov. 9 last semester, t h e r e w a s a n i n c i d e n t of v a n d a l i s m t h a t i n c l u d e d t h e w o r d "gay" b e i n g spray p a i n t e d a c r o s s a sidewalk t h a t p r o m p t e d a vigil of 200 s t u d e n t s ^ n d c o m m u n i t y m e m bers t o p r o t e s t d i s c r i m i n a t i o n a n d attacks o n individuals b a s e d o n their

walks of life at H o p e College. Respectfully, D e a n Hazle ('12)

sexual o r i e n t a t i o n . D u e t o this e v e n t s a n d a few o t h ers like t h e m , t h e issue of L G B T r i g h t s on Hope's campus has become a freq u e n d y d i s c u s s e d topic. A s I r e p o r t e d o n t h e s e e v e n t s f o r this n e w s p a p e r , t w o p o t e n t i a l l y n o t e w o r t h y stories c a m e to

'Why can't we all be the people God called us to be?' M y h e a r t fell. I didn't k n o w h o w t o explain my feelings t o o t h e r s . I w a s a n gry. I w a s sad. I w a s a s h a m e d . W h y w a s I a s h a m e d , t h o u g h ? I felt like I didn't d o a n y t h i n g t o help t h e situation. I c o u l d have d o n e s o m e t h i n g . T h e s e p a s t days h a v e c a u s e d a w h i r l w i n d of e m o t i o n s inside my h e a r t . M y b e s t f r i e n d w a s a f f e c t e d by t h e situation. Seeing h i m s t r u g g l e m a d e m e struggle. S o m e t h i n g n e e d s t o be d o n e . This is n o t acceptable behavior. This will never be acceptable behavior. It's time to take a stand. I t s time to speak up. This is n o t w h a t G o d intended for this world. W e are all m e a n t to be equal-to have equal o p p o r t u n i t i e s in all t h a t we do. W h y can't w e all be t h e p e o p l e t h a t G o d called us t o be? A p e o p l e w h o strive

to p u r s u e a life t h a t h o n o r s G o d , a p e o pie w h e r e t h e r e is n o t o n e m a n a b o v e t h e other, r e g a r d l e s s of sex o r ethnicity. In Galatians 3:28, it says, " T h e r e is neit h e r Jevy n o r Q f e e k , t h e r e is n e i t h e r slave n o r free, t h e r e is n o m a l e a n d female, for y o u are all o n e in C h r i s t Jesus." Learn about your other brothers and sisters in C h r i s t . Be a t r u e f r i e n d - o n e t h a t t a k e s t h e t i m e to listen, o n e t h a t is t h e r e t o h e l p w h e n s o m e o n e is s t r u g gling, a n d o n e w h o l e a r n s h o w to give of t h e i r t i m e selflessly. U n d e r s t a n d t h a t n o t e v e r y o n e ' s s t o r y is t h e s a m e . W e are all m a d e i n Christ's image. It's t i m e t o t a k e a s t a n d . Be t h e p e r s o n t h a t G o d c r e a t e d you t o be. Together, w e are one.

my a t t e n t i o n . T h e first involved t h e alleged dismissal in 2006 of a p r o f e s s o r b a s e d o n his sexuality. T h e s e c o n d d e a l t w i t h t h e r e p o r t e d t h r e a t e n i n g of a H o p e s t u d e n t , fall semester, s t e m m i n g f r o m h e r role l o b b y i n g for L G B T r i g h t s o n c a m p u s . Upon" first h e a r i n g t h e s e stories I t h o u g h t I h a d s t r u c k j o u r n a l i s t i c gold. W r o n g f u l dismissals a n d a n a d m i n i s t r a t i o n t r y i n g t o silence s t u d e n t s w o u l d easily be t h e biggest s t o r y I have e v e r r e p o r t e d on. But as I investigated m o r e t h o r oughly, I realized t h a t t h e s e t w o stories m i g h t n o t be all t h a t t h e y initially s e e m e d to be, a n d t h e s t o r y I w a s left w i t h w a s a lot less n e w s w o r t h y a n d s o m e h o w more depressing. In d i s c u s s i o n s w i t h H o p e faculty a n d s t u d e n t s o n t h i s topic, t h e s t o r y of Dr. J o h n H a n s o n , a f o r m e r H o p e professor, first c a m e to my a t t e n t i o n . I c o n t a c t e d H a n s o n , a n d h e relayed his e x p l a n a t i o n of his dismissal f r o m H o p e . H e r e p o r t e d t h a t i n his t i m e at H o p e , w h i c h e n d e d in 2006, h e w a s den i e d t e n u r e as a result of c o m i n g o u t as a n o p e n l y gay m e m b e r of t h e faculty. Shortly a f t e r h e a r i n g this story, 1 asked President James Bultman about the

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'A different angle' Growing up, I never faced any prejudice for my ethnicity. But in my first semester at H o p e , I had several e n c o u n t e r s with people w h o ignorandy said things that cut m e to the core. Before c o m i n g to H o p e , I had never given racism m u c h t h o u g h t — b e c a u s e I hadn't been affected by it. But the personal attacks I've dealt with o n campus, t h o u g h m i n o r a n d u n i n tentional, o p e n e d my eyes t o have a better u n d e r s t a n d i n g of the pain a n d emotional battering t h a t is inflicted u p o n a discriminated individual. I believe t h a t "racist" and "derogatory" r e m a r k s are n o t simply actions t h a t offend s o m e o n e because of t h e shade of their skin. O r their accent. O r their lifestyle. It r u n s so m u c h deeper, agitating the f r a m e w o r k of w h o w e are and w h o w e have b e c o m e . It cuts into the heart of o u r heritage. W h e n s o m e o n e thoughdessly degrade d t h e p e o p l e I relate to by blood, I wasn't pffonded o n a n individual level. Instead, I vyas l e f t stinging a n d frustrated by the disrespect and ignorance he d e m o n s t r a t e d towards the o n e s w h o shaped m e into w h o I a m today: namely my g r a n d p a r e n t s and my great-grandparents. You see, in a world that is striving to achieve equality and respect for all people, I have it so easy. But my predecessors did not. T h e sacrifices they made, t h e e m b a r r a s s m e n t s they

faced, t h e dignity they maintained, a n d t h e dogged loyalty to a c o u n t r y that blatantly regarded t h e m as inferior deserves the u t m o s t respect and honor. So in t h a t light, m a y b e w e need to approach solving this p r o b l e m at H o p e f r o m a different angle. M a y b e meetings o n "racism" and "acceptance" have their place. But so often, I hear t h e m m e t with a lot of eyes rolled a n d ears closed. W h a t if w e told o u r stories? Of t h e g r a n d p a r e n t s t h r o w n in concentration c a m p s . T h e m o n e y stolen. T h e jeers and rejection. A n d w h a t if w e told others of o u r relatives' responses? Their determination to rise above such malicious, i m m a t u r e behavior. Their steadfast examples of patience a n d perseverance, to s h o w to t h e world that they w e r e stronger. People need to be led t h r o u g h the atrocity in t h e shoes of t h e o n e w h o was wronged, in o r d e r to arrive at a p o i n t of u n d e r s t a n d i n g a n d respect. So I encourage those w h o have b e e n a t t a c k e d — w h e n talking to people w h o are ignorandy indifferent, don't just t h r o w back t e r m s associated with "racism" Show t h e m the face, t h e life, t h e soul of o n e you love w h o has personified discrimination.

dismissal. "That's a q u e s t i o n t h a t I simply can't answer. I'd like t o b e c a u s e it w o u l d be v i n d i c a t i n g . I've h a d a l o n g s t a n d ing commitment that I would

C o m i n g f r o m a n area g r o w i n g up, I w a s always t h e m a j o r i t y o r so I t h o u g h t . P e o p l e of my race always s u r r o u n d e d m e a n d w h e n I w o u l d have h i s t o r y class I felt it w a s just t h a t , a story a b o u t (HIS) past. Stories of d i s c r i m i n a t i o n , inequality, a n d h a t r e d t o w a r d s A f r i c a n A m e r i c a n s . D o n ' t get m e w r o n g t h o s e stories w h e r e p r o f o u n d b u t I n e v e r t h o u g h t t h e y w e r e n e e d e d in today's N O W . So I t o o k o n a n a d v e n t u r e a n d left all w h a t I knew. O n a plane, I flew to M i c h i g a n n o t k n o w i n g w h a t I w o u l d go t h r o u g h . N o o n e k n o w s t h e silent tears I c r y while being there. H o w I feel left o u t a n d h o w I d o n ' t belong. I r e m e m b e r a saying t h a t g o e s like this "This is a w h i t e m a n ' s w o r l d " a n d for a s e c o n d that's w h a t I b e g a n t o believe. N o w t h a t I k n o w racism still exists and n o t only t h a t b u t in t h e m i d s t of w h e r e I currently dwell, I feel there's n o t h i n g I could d o b u t be a voice f o r my p e o p l e a n d love as C h r i s t tells m e to. Camerra Lightbourn (14)

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this, a n d all t h e s c a r s a n d b l e m i s h e s of r a c i s m a n d i g n o r a n c e will fade, b e c o m i n g m e r e w h i s p e r s a n d s m a l l s h a d o w s of w h a t H o p e o n c e w a s , a n d w h a t it is n o more.

"grace" u s w i t h t h e i r p r e s e n c e a n d s e r v e t o e n r i c h o u r lives? W h y d o e s H o p e C o l l e g e s t r i v e f o r c u l t u r a l diversity? D o e s it m a k e f o r a b e t t e r liberal a r t s e d u c a t i o n f o r its w h i t e s t u d e n t s ? R e a l i z i n g t h e a b s u r d i t y of t h e s e q u e s t i o n s , o n e m u s t realize t h a t t h i s t y p e of l a n g u a g e r e v e a l s a n i n n a t e u n c o n s c i o u s s e g r e g a t i o n . T h o s e w h o i n s i s t t h a t w e s h o u l d n o t c r i t i c i z e o u r a d m i n i s t r a t i o n for d o i n g its b e s t in d e a l i n g w i t h t h i s s i t u a t i o n fail t o r e a l i z e t h a t it is t h i s m i n d s e t that dictates h o w w e r e s p o n d to these situations, and why H o p e C o l l e g e fails t o u n d e r s t a n d t r u e d i v e r s i t y a n d m u l t i c u l t u r a l -

i g n o r a n c e is r e s t r a i n e d E m i l y D i t t m a r ('14)

a n d a c t i v i s m is i g n i t e d in t h e

ism. It u n d e r s t a n d s t h a t e v e r y o n e is e q u a l in t h e e y e s of G o d , a n d t h a t it is b e n e f i c i a l a n d n e c e s s a r y t o live a m o n g p e o p l e w h o c o m e f r o m

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d i f f e r e n t b a c k g r o u n d s w i t h d i f f e r e n t beliefs. T h e p r o b l e m lies in h o w t h i s c h a l l e n g e is a p p r o a c h e d : w h e n w e s e e c o l o r a n d say "diversity". W e fail t o c o n s i d e r o t h e r t y p e s of div e r s i t y s u c h as religion, s o c i o e c o n o m i c s t a t u s , s e x u a l o r i e n t a t i o n o r g e o g r a p h i c o r i g i n . Even w o r s e , e v e r y " b r o t h e r o r s i s t e r of c o l o r " is

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s e e n a s a s u f f i c i e n t r e p r e s e n t a t i o n of t h e e n t i r e m i n o r i t y . H o p e will n e v e r b e a b l e a c h i e v e t r u e u n i t y if it c o n t i n u e s t o s e g r e g a t e all n o n white students into a minority with such language. 1 m u s t a d d t h a t t h i s t y p e of u n i n t e n t i o n a l d i s c r i m i n a t i o n g o e s b o t h w a y s . A s a w h i t e m e m b e r of t h e H o p e c o m m u n i t y I h a v e b e e n t o l d t h a t I ("you guys") will n e v e r u n d e r s t a n d . O n w h a t b a s i s w a s t h i s p e r s o n a s s u m i n g t h a t I w o u l d n ' t u n d e r s t a n d ? S u r l y it w a s n ' t t h e c o l o r of m y s k i n . . . o r w a s it? I a m n o t a m i n o r i t y b a s e d o n t h e c o l o r of m y skin; h o w e v e r I've h a d e x p e r i e n c e s t h a t h a v e s h a p e d m y beliefs, p r o b l e m s o l v i n g skills, t o l e r a n c e , a s well as o t h e r a s p e c t s t h a t d o n o t r e l a t e t o s k i n color. T h i s also s u g g e s t s t h a t I h a v e t h e m i n d s e t of all o t h e r w h i t e m e m b e r s of H o p e ' s c a m p u s , o r w o r s e , t h a t all w h i t e m e m b e r s of H o p e ' s C a m p u s s h a r e t h e belief t h a t t h e p o s t e r in q u e s t i o n is n o t o f f e n s i v e but instead "tasteful" (one student's response to the poster). W h i l e racial d i s c r i m i n a t i o n is a c r i t i c a l i s s u e t h a t H o p e C o l l e g e s h o u l d b e c o m b a t i n g , t h e s o l u t i o n n e e d s t o c o m e f r o m t h e r o o t of the problem. I n s t e a d of h i g h l i g h t i n g s u p e r f i c i a l d i f f e r e n c e s o u r l a n g u a g e s h o u l d b e inclusive. If a n y t h i n g g o o d h a s c o m e o u t of t h i s i n c i d e n t , it is c o n t a i n e d in t h e r e v e l a t i o n of H o p e ' s m i s u n d e r s t a n d i n g s a b o u t diversity a n d the pressing need to resolve this problem. Instead implying that the white majority should console a n d defend the minority, w e should realize that discriminatory acts have

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THE

Hope student is ESPN's 'Campus Connect' Ryan A t k i n s , a s e n i o r f r o m

Jolene Jeske

t h e University of Cincinnati, was a normal student. He went

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h o u r s daily a t S C I S t e p , a p h y s i c a l t h e r a p y insti-

p o r t i n g o n t h e s i d e l i n e s of b o t h m e n and women's basketball games, she aspires to b e a sports

o n c a m p u s . E v e r y t h i n g in Atk i n s ' life w a s s e t u n t i l a c a r c r a s h

once more. During thera p y A t k i n s hit a b r e a k -

broadcaster for ESPN and n o w she's t a k i n g l a r g e s t r i d e s t o

i m p a c t e d h i s life a n d t h e lives of

t h r o u g h , after nearly six m o n t h s w h e n h e slightly

a c h i e v e h e r d r e a m . W h o is s h e ?

others. L a s t fall, Axkins a n d f o u r o t h e r

J u n i o r K a c i K u s t is a H o p e College student w h o has recent-

fraternity brothers were driving to Gatlinburg, Tenn. for a G r e e k

ly b e e n g a i n i n g s l o w r e c o g n i t i o n o n c a m p u s for h e r r e p o r t i n g

r e t r e a t . It w a s a d a r k N o v e m b e r night o n t h e freeway, and Atkins

skills. K u s t h a s r e c e n t l y b e e n f e a t u r e d o n E S P N ' s w e b s i t e as

was attempting to make a lane

H o p e College's v e r y o w n " C a m -

a c a r in h i s b l i n d s p o t . The SUV Atkins was driving

pus Connect." Kust f o u n d this o p p o r t u n i t y w h e n a f r i e n d in t h e p r o g r a m f r o m a n out-of-state college told her about " C a m p u s Connect." H e r f r i e n d gave h e r t h e n u m b e r of a p r o d u c e r f r o m E S P N t h a t s h e w a s in c o n t a c t w i t h . A f t e r contacting the producer, Kust w a s to create a s t o r y c o m p e l -

switch w h e n he failed to notice

f l i p p e d , t o s s i n g o n e of t h e m e n in t h a t b a c k s e a t 7 0 f e e t t h r o u g h

11

T H I S W E E K I N SPORTS

Tuesday Feb. 22 MIAA Tournament Women's Basketball

tution, Atkins worked t o r e b u i l d m u s c u l a r tis-

t o class, s o c i a l i z e d w i t h f r i e n d s , a n d w a s a m e m b e r o f G r e e k life

S h e h a s o f t e n b e e n s e e n re-

ANCHOR

vs. Adrian at 7:30 p.m.

s u e in h o p e s of w a l k i n g

Wednesday MIAA Tournament Men's Basketball

Feb. 23

vs. A l m a at 7:30 p.m.

m o v e d his r i g h t leg. A c o u p l e of m o n t h s l a t e r h e could b e n d his right k n e e w h i l e e l e v a t i n g his

MIAA PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

leg, a n d h e c o u l d slightly

i

m o v e h i s l e f t leg. W h i l e A t k i n s w a s in the hospital and under-

Women's Basketball Carrie Snikkers ( M l ) Forward

going rehab, the men's basketball t e a m at the University of Cincinnati

t h e f r o n t w i n d s h i e l d . All t h r e e of t h e m e n s i t t i n g in t h e b a c k s e a t

heard about Atkins and r e m e m b e r e d his e x t r e m e

w e r e w i t h o u t their seatbelt, but only o n e of the t h r e e was in-

dedication to U C basketball. T h e t e a m v i s i t e d A t k i n s in t h e

jured. Both Atkins and his frater-

hospital multiple times, tracked his progress and dedicated their

Kaci Kust ('12)

IN BRIEF

ry, s h e k n e w e x a c t l y w h o m s h e w o u l d d o it o n : Ryan A t k i n s . "I w a s t o l d t o w r i t e a n i n s p i rational story, a n d I k n e w n o o n e

HOCKEY PLAYERS PREPARE FOR MCHC PLAYOFF'S

season to him. Inspired by this story was n o t only t h e U C basketball team,

would appreciate this m o r e t h a n Ryan; he's a h u g e s p o r t s f a n a n d loves ESPN," K u s t s a i d .

t o m a k e it f a r i n t o t h e M C H C

b u t also A t k i n s ' l o n g t i m e f r i e n d Kust. Kust and Atkins went to

Kust worked on the story for m o n t h s , receiving videos taken

P l a y o f f ' s s t a r t i n g Feb. 2 4 in M i d l a n d . T h e h o c k e y t e a m will

high school together and have

f r o m Atkins' family back h o m e .

r e c e i v e a first r o u n d bye o n t h e

she k n e w he would truly appre-

for nearly four m o n t h s and kept alive w i t h a r e s p i r a t o r . H e w a s

remained

T h e v i d e o s c o n t a i n e d f o o t a g e of

2 4 t h , a l l o w i n g t h e m t o play in

ciate h e r w o r k . Plus, h e ' s a h u g e

paralyzed f r o m the chest down.

their college years. W h e n Kust w a s a s k e d t o film a f e a t u r e d s t o -

ESPN, PAGE 12

t h e s e m i - f i n a l s Friday, Feb. 2 5 a t 6 p.m. The championship g a m e

ling a n d

inspiring enough

to

n i t y b r o t h e r in t h e p a s s e n g e r ' s seat were wearing their seatbelts

become a "Campus Connect" r e p o r t e r . A f t e r d a y s of t h i n k i n g ,

but didn't walk away f r o m the accident; they were both para-

Kust had the idea. She k n e w the person her story was about, and

lyzed. A t k i n s w a s h o s p i t a l i z e d

U n d e r g o i n g r e h a b for t h r e e

sports fan.

friends

throughout

SEE

is s c h e d u l e d for t h i s S a t u r d a y a t

Defense and depth lead Flying Dutch to victory Head women's basketball coach Brian M o r e h o u s e always

working

and senior Miranda DeKuiper

hard, but a few turnovers and

gave t h e D u t c h a 3 8 - p o i n t lead w i t h 15:19 r e m a i n i n g . H o p e

S n i k k e r s is also a g r e a t sign f o r t h e Flying D u t c h . D e s p i t e d e t r i -

c a n Collegiate Hockey Association National T o u r n a m e n t as

m e n t a l i n j u r i e s in t h e p a s t , Snik-

well. T h e t e a m h a s b e e n a w a r d ed the top-seed among North

half. The

Dutch

were

missed shots were the reasons for t h e s o m e w h a t s l o w s t a r t .

f e n s i v e w a r r i o r s all s e a s o n , a n d

O l i v e t called a t i m e o u t at 10:50, and this t i m e o u t proved to b e the

e t s 3 3 - 2 1 in t h e s e c o n d half, giving t h e m the 82-43 t r i u m p h . The

t u r n i n g p o i n t of t h e g a m e . D u r -

Flying D u t c h s h o t 5 6 p e r c e n t (31 of 55), i n c l u d i n g 50 p e r c e n t f r o m

t h e m t o g r e a t s u c c e s s in b o t h t h e regular season and during tourn a m e n t time. O n W e d n e s d a y night, the D u t c h traveled to Olivet to take the

Comets

in a n

MIAA

m a t c h u p . O n c e again, t h e relentless defense proved to be the c a t a l y s t t o t h e D u t c h ' s 8 2 - 4 3 vict o r y a n d 2 4 t h w i n of t h e s e a s o n . M o r e h o u s e h a s p l e n t y of c o n fidence in h i s t e a m ' s d e f e n s i v e p r o w e s s b e c a u s e it is t h e i r p r i m a r y focus during practice. " D e f e n s e is w h a t w e do,"

ing the break, the players were told to m a i n t a i n the tenacity. " O u r c o a c h i n g staff j u s t e n c o u r a g e d t h e players t o stick w i t h t h e i r h i g h e f f o r t level a n d

eventually outscored the C o m -

b e y o n d t h e a r c (7 of 14). H o p e received contributions f r o m everyone, and the scoring was very balanced amongst the

k e r s h a s b e e n c o n t r i b u t i n g well, and her positive leadership has Carrie's

l e a d e r s h i p is t h e p a r t f e w p e o -

E d g e o n H o l l a n d ' s n o r t h side,

ple see," M o r e h o u s e s t a t e d . "It's taking aside a t e a m m a t e and

and competition begins March 9 a n d e n d s M a r c h 12. C o m p e t -

encouraging them.

ing in the A C H A t o u r n a m e n t will b e 16 t e a m s from a c r o s s t

of

She's d o n e

t h a t o n a n u m b e r of o c c a s i o n s t h i s year, e s p e c i a l l y w i t h s o m e

team members. While holding a s e c u r e lead, M o r e h o u s e u t i l i z e d

t o g e t a f e w l o o s e balls a n d t u r n t h e m into transition o p p o r t u n i -

all of h i s p l a y e r s . N o p l a y e r w a s o n t h e f l o o r for m o r e t h a n 18

t i e s a n d 3 - p o i n t shots." A c o u p l e h u s t l e plays a n d

m i n u t e s , a n d 13 p l a y e r s s c o r e d . Snikkers paced the Dutch with

ing D u t c h head into b o t h the MIAA and N C A A Tournament.

m a d e shots propelled the Dutch

18 p o i n t s a n d s e v e n r e b o u n d s i n

The victory against Olivet o n

O n S a t u r d a y t h e m e n s bas-

after the timeout. Over the next five m i n u t e s , t h e D u t c h w e n t o n

j u s t 16 m i n u t e s of play. S h e s h o t 7 - 8 f r o m t h e field a n d s a n k t w o

Wednesday launched Hope to a 24-1 record overall a n d a 14-1

k e t b a l l t e a m finished t h e r e g u lar s e a s o n b y b e a t i n g K a l a m a -

a p i v o t a l 19-2 r u n . T h e r u n w a s

3 - p o i n t e r s . E r i k a B r u i n s m a also s c o r e d in d o u b l e figures, c h i p -

r e c o r d in t h e M I A A . T h e Flying D u t c h h a v e p o s t e d a t l e a s t 24

z o o 8 0 - 7 3 . T o p s c o r e r s for t h e D u t c h included Will Bowser

p i n g i n 10 p o i n t s . S h e also p u l l e d

w i n s in 11 s t r a i g h t s e a s o n s . T h e y a r e still l o c k e d in a tie in l e a g u e

( 1 1 ) w i t h 2 3 p o i n t s .and N a t e S n u g g e r u d ('13) w i t h a d

play w i t h rival C a l v i n w i t h o n e g a m e t o g o in t h e r e g u l a r sea-

b l e - d o u b l e of 2 2 p o i n t s a n d

y o u n g e r players." T h e p o s i t i v e a t m o s p h e r e will c o n t i n u e t o b l o s s o m a s t h e Fly-

with great scouting reports f r o m o u r assistant coaches, the effort

insma, along with a 3-pointer d r a i n e d by s o p h o m o r e point

d o w n five r e b o u n d s . The Flying Dutch

p u t f o r t h usually leads to a g o o d

g u a r d Liz Ellis. H o p e t o o k a c o m m a n d i n g lead a n d n e v e r l o o k e d

r e b o u n d e d the C o m e t s 47-28. F r e s h m a n Katie O v e r w a y a n d

b a c k . S t a r t i n g a t t h e 10:50 m a r k , t h e y c l o s e d t h e half o n a m o n u m e n t a l 3 4 - 9 r u n w h i c h led t o a

sophomore Meredith Kussmaul e a c h s n a g g e d six r e b o u n d s . Liz

s o n . W i t h a w i n at h o m e o n Saturday against Albion, the D u t c h s e c u r e d a s h a r e of t h e i r f o u r t h

Ellis

straight

4 9 - 2 2 l e a d at t h e b r e a k . A f t e r O l i v e t s c o r e d t h e first

c h a r g e w i t h t h r e e steals. A d e e p b e n c h a n d solid bal-

propelled

the

out-

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MIAA

Championship

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number

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v i c t o r i e s t h e Flying D u t c h have

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T h e a m o u n t of p o i n t s t h e Flying

Dutch

put

s e c u r e d d u r i n g t h e r e g u l a r seas o n , m a r k i n g t h e i r 13th s t r a i g h t

up against Kalamazoo College o n Jan. 26. M e r e d i t h K u s s m a u l

s e a s o n w i t h at l e a s t 20 w i n s . In Feb. 1980, A n n e M u l d e r ('80)

( 1 3 ) l e d all H o p e s c o r e r s ; r a c k -

set t h e s i n g l e - g a m e r e c o r d f o r r e b o u n d s w i t h 24.

i n g u p 14 p o i n t s a g a i n s t t h e Hornets.

MEN'S BASKETBALL TOPS KALAMAZOO

rebounds. Each c eight p o i n t s to t h ? were players David g a n Neil ('11). K r o m b e e n also p a v e d t h e r o a d tor t h e m e n ' s v i c t o r y s n a g g i n g five of t h e t e a m s 10 steals.

crown.

Hope College women's hoops by the numbers O

country.

good things would happen," M o r e h o u s e said. " W e were able

s p a r k e d by l a y u p s f r o m s e n i o r s Carrie Snikkers and Erika Bru-

After facing a 10-6 deficit early i n t h e first half, t h e D u t c h w e n t

Region t e a m s for the national t o u r n a m e n t of t h e A C H A . The t o u r n a m e n t will b e h e l d a t T h e

b e e n effective. "The best part

M o r e h o u s e said. "It t a k e s u p a l a r g e p a r t of p r a c t i c e s . A l o n g

defensive performance." W h i l e the defense was intact o n W e d n e s d a y n i g h t , H o p e also p u t o n a g r e a t s c o r i n g display.

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ance are t w o strong c o m p o n e n t s to have going into t o u r n a m e n t play. T h e p r o d u c t i v e n i g h t f r o m

admires a strong defensive effort. T h e Flying D u t c h h a v e b e e n d e they k n o w that limiting t e a m s t o l o w p o i n t t o t a l s will c a t a p u l t

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b u c k e t of t h e s e c o n d s t a n z a , H o p e d e l i v e r e d a n o t h e r big s u r g e . A 1 5 - 2 b u r s t led b y Ellis

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M I A A tournament starting this W e d n e s d a y . T h e m e n will play

differential so f a r t h i s s e a s o n (1,844 t o 1,178).

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A l m a a t 7:30.

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C H A S I N G T H E C H A M P I O N — Junior Sarah Sohn was a four-time winner over the weekend, capturing the gold medal in the 500-yard freestyle (5:05.19), 400 Individual Medley (4:36.75), 800-yard freestyle relay (7:46.70), and 1,650-yard freestyle (17:26.38). Her 1,650-yard freestyle time established a new MIAA record. Charlotte Park A S S T . S P O R T S EDITOR

B o t h H o p e s w i m t e a m s finished s e c o n d at t h e M i c h i g a n Intercollegiate Athletic A s s o c i a tion championships, which conc l u d e d o n S a t u r d a y night. T h e m e n finished w i t h 7 7 5 p o i n t s , falling s h o r t of K a l a m a z o o (815), w h i l e t h e w o m e n e n d e d w i t h 679 p o i n t s , b o w i n g to Calvin (850). "I c o u l d n o t h a v e asked m o r e f r o m them," said C o a c h John P a t n o t t . Both t e a m s kicked off t h e championships on Thursday with season best p e r f o r m a n c e s in all 12 e v e n t s . D e f e n d i n g c h a m p i o n Josh G r a b i j a s ('13) d o m i n a t e d t h e m e n s 500-freestyle w i t h a seas o n - b e s t a n d c o n d i t i o n a l national q u a l i f y i n g p e r f o r m a n c e (4:36.73). The m e n s 400-yard medley t e a m m a d e u p of N i c h o l a s H a z e k a m p ('13), G e o f f r e y L u d e m a ('13), Jacob H u n t ('14), a n d coc a p t a i n Patrick Prayer ('12) h a d a c o n d i t i o n a l national q u a l i f y i n g p e r f o r m a n c e (3:25.91) b e h i n d a

second. Successfully d e f e n d i n g h e r title in t h e 5 0 0 free-style, Sarah S o h n ('12) finished w i t h a s e a s o n b e s t , c o n d i t i o n a l n a t i o n a l qualif y i n g t i m e of (5:05.19). O n Friday, H o p e c a p t u r e d t h e gold m e d a l in b o t h t h e m e n ' s a n d w o m e n ' s 4 0 0 - y a r d individual medley. For t h e s e c o n d time, S o h n def e n d e d h e r title (4:36.75), w h i l e Jeff S h a d e ('12) gave H o p e t h e 4 0 0 I M c r o w n f o r t h e fifth c o n s e c u t i v e year (4:07.42). C l a i m ing v i c t o r y for t h e day w i t h a conditional national qualifying t i m e w a s H u n t in t h e 100-yard b u t t e r f l y (:50.10) along w i t h Westrate adding the 200-yard freestyle title (1:54.41) to h e r 50-

T h e 2 0 0 - y a r d m e n ' s relay t e a m of H a z e k a m p , A l e x a n d e r P e r k i n s ('14), H u n t , a n d Prayer h a d a c o n d i t i o n a l n a t i o n a l qualif y i n g t i m e of (1:32.97) b e h i n d a s e c o n d place finish. H o p e m o v e d into first place in t h e m e n ' s s t a n d i n g s for t h e first t i m e a f t e r a s t r o n g s h o w i n g in t h e 1 0 0 - y a r d b r e a s t s t r o k e . T h e Flying D u t c h m e n o u t scored Kalamazoo 57-30 with f o u r s w i m m e r s finishing in t h e t o p eight. Friday's final e v e n t of t h e day w a s d o m i n a t e d by t h e w o m e n ' s 8 0 0 - y a r d f r e e s t y l e relay t e a m f o u n d in S o h n , B e t h a n y S c h m a l l ('14), C h e l s e a W i e s e ('12), a n d Westrate with a season best time (7:46.70). T h e final day of c o m p e t i t i o n i n c l u d e d gold m e d a l s f o r b o t h t e a m s in t h e 1,650-yard f r e e style. G r a b i j a s d e f e n d e d his c h a m p i o n s h i p in t h e 65-lap race w i t h a s c h o o l - r e c o r d t i m e (15:57.27) while S o h n e s t a b l i s h e d a n M I A A r e c o r d (17:26.38), w i n n i n g t h e event for the third consecutive

yard f r e e win earlier.

y e a r i n a row.

s e c o n d place finish. Libby W e s t r a t e ('13) e s t a b lished a s c h o o l r e c o r d o n T h u r s day by w i n n i n g t h e 50-yard f r e e style. W e s t r a t e ' s t i m e of (:23.59) w a s also a c o n d i t i o n a l n a t i o n a l qualifying p e r f o r m a n c e and missed an automatic advancem e n t by t h r e e - t h o u s a n d t h s of a

Both G r a b i j a s a n d S o h n h a d provisional q u a l i f y i n g t i m e s f o r nationals. W i n n i n g h e r t h i r d e v e n t of t h e m e e t , W e s t r a t e t o o k gold for the day in t h e 100-yard freestyle (:52.45). "I a m m o s t p r o u d of o u r t e a m for o v e r c o m i n g adversity a n d believing in e a c h other," said coc a p t a i n Brian Y o u n t ('12). " T h e r e were many people who counted us o u t , b u t w e n e v e r d o u b t e d o u r c h a n c e s of w i n n i n g MIAA's. W e could have easily rolled o v e r and quit many times during the season, but our team remained as o n e a n d f o u g h t t h r o u g h a difficult a n d long season." L o o k i n g back o n their five m o n t h s of i n t e n s e t r a i n i n g , inc l u d i n g f o u r d a y s a w e e k of 5:30 a.m. practices, b o t h t e a m s can't help b u t be p r o u d of their ext r e m e d e d i c a t i o n a n d all t h e y have accomplished. "I a m m o s t p r o u d of t h e t e a m f o r always w o r k i n g their h a r d est a n d for b e i n g t h e r e for o n e a n o t h e r t h r o u g h all t h e g o o d a n d really d r a i n i n g t i m e s t h a t s w i m s e a s o n c a n b r i n g , s u c h as our two-week Christmas break

training," said L a u r a C a m e r o n ('13). " O u r t e a m is like a family, a n d I c o u l d n ' t ask f o r a b e t t e r one." I n a d d i t i o n to t r a i n i n g f o r 16 h o u r s a w e e k plus m e e t s , t h e s w i m m e r s a n d divers of b o t h H o p e s ' t e a m s h a v e b e e n able t o m a i n t a i n very g o o d GPA's, evid e n t in t h e i r titles of all M I A A academic teams. H o p e r e m a i n s t h e only college w h o h a d b o t h t h e i r m e n a n d w o m e n ' s t e a m s achieve this h o n o r . "Both t e a m s have a terrific w o r k e t h i c as well as g o o d attitudes," P a t n o t t said. "That c o m b i n a t i o n leads to success, a n d b o t h t e a m s w e r e successful. I a m h o n o r e d to have coached them." While the regular season has c o m e to a b i t t e r s w e e t e n d , training isn't q u i t e over yet for t h o s e individuals w i t h c o n d i t i o n a l national q u a l i f y i n g t i m e s . The N C A A National Champio n s h i p s are s c h e d u l e d for M a r c h 2 3 - 2 6 in Knoxville, T e n n .

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T h e s t o r y of A t k i n s overc o m i n g a tragic a c c i d e n t a n d b e c o m i n g paralyzed w a s Kusts' first " C a m p u s C o n n e c t i o n " f o r ESPN, h o w e v e r t h i s e x p e r i e n c e has pushed her to do more. "I w a n t to do s o m e t h i n g w i t h H o p e . Being a smaller college, it's h a r d e r t o get o n ESPN, b u t I t h i n k if it h a d s o m e t h i n g to d o w i t h t h e H o p e vs. Calvin rivalry it m a y s p a r k a n interest," said Kust. A l t h o u g h Kusts a s p i r a t i o n s of b e c o m i n g an ESPN r e p o r t e r

are just at t h e b e g i n n i n g , don't b e s u r p r i s e d w h e n you see h e r o n the big s c r e e n a few years f r o m now, i n t e r v i e w i n g c o a c h e s a n d p r o f e s s i o n a l players f r o m t h e sidelines. Kust's c o v e r a g e of Atkins's c o m p e l l i n g s t o r y c a n be s e e n o n E S P N . c o m u n d e r N C A A BB. To get t o t h e link click T e a m s , t h e n Big East, followed by C i n c i n n a t i , t h e n v i d e o playlist a n d finally C a m p u s C o n n e c t i o n C i n c y H o o p s . To view t h e p r o g r e s s of Atkins, visit youtube.com/atkinsry.


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