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Briefs Safe Spring Break events "Hope away trom Hope" is the theme of the Safe Spring Break sponsored by Student Development, the Counseling C e n t e r , a n d S A D D . On March 10. there will be a drama group at Phelps cafeteria at 5p.m. March 11, will have car crash simulations in Maas at 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. March 10 will feature a panel discussion in Maas at 7 p.m. There will also be a journal entry contest. See Student Development for more details.

Informational meeting set for grad exam There will be a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) informational meeting is being held this coming Thursday at 7 p.m. in Peale B50. For more information contact Career Services at ext. 7950 or Dr. Kim Risley at ext. 7718.

Black Student Union presents talent, fashion The Black Student Union will present a talent and fashion show from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday in Dimnent Memorial Chapel. The event marks the conclusion of national Black History Month. Tickets are $5 and will be sold in advance as well as at the door.





Dance Marathon preparations are under way. Jenny Shuck ('06) and Amy Huizen ('05) prepare posters for the child Alpha Phi Omega Is sponsoring in the March 7 event. m o r e D A N C E MARATHON o n 2

State senator speaks on environment Anjey Dykhuis C A M P U S BEAT EDITOR

With so much attention paid to pressing events around the nation, including a potential attack on Iraq, nightclub tragedies, and other breaking news, the public eye has focused little on things such as what is going on in the environment. At 7 p.m on March 6, the Environmental Issues Group has invited State Senator Patty Birkholz, RAllegan, to talk about environmental issues she has f o c u s e d on throughout her career. A questionand-answer session is planned at the meeting, which will be held in Lubbers 101. Throughout the year, the Environmental Issues Group has professors speak on issues concerning the

environment. This year, Dyan Couch r 0 4 ) , president of EIG, had the idea to have a Republican and a Democrat take part in a debate, but later, the planning shifted to bringing Birkholz to campus. "I thought it would be interesting to look at what our legislation is doing to improve the environment and different aspects that are important and that are big issues in Michigan," Couch said. "Most people at Hope are either from or around the area. It's a benefit to understand what Michigan legislation is doing as far as protecting the environment." Birkholz chairs the National Resources and Environment Committee in the State Senate. In the committee, they are working on a pack-

age of resolutions and proposed legislation that would do several things. "I can't talk about some of them yet because we haven't gone public with them. I feel very strongly that we have to protect the Great Lakes from diversion and unlimited withdrawal," Birkholz said. The committee is working with the other Great Lakes States and two Canadian provinces. They are also setting up the Great Lakes Legislature Caucus, to bring legislators from those states and provinces to work with the proposed legislation. They don't want to redo what the others have done unknowingly, so they are collaborating. She will also talk about aquifer

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State Senator Patricia Birkholz speaks March 6 on campus

Fires spark campus safety concerns In wake of recent tragedies, college revisits fire safety Kurt Koehler C A M P U S BEAT EDITOR

Van Raalte Hall was destroyed by fire on April 28, 1980. Crispel Cottage burned down more recently, on July 12,1996, and candles helped ignite that fire.

Three minutes. That is how long it took a fire at the Station nightclub in Rhode Island to engulf the building and ultimately kill 97 people last Thursday night. Earlier that week 21 people were killed in a stampede at a Chicago nightclub.

These events have not gone unnoticed at Hope College. "I was shocked by the event," said Jeremy Gunnink, who is in charge of some college safety programs. ''However it shows how rapidly a fire can grow in a combustible environment. The nightclub appeared to have experienced 'flashover,' a term which means that the contents remotely located from the fire ignite due to the heated gases and smoke that rise to the ceiling and spread across to com-

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bustible materials on the other side of the room," said Gunnink, director of campus Occupation Health and Fire Safely. "Three minutes is not a long time, and people need to realize the importance of getting out of the building immediately. It is my belief that prevention is the key to stopping these type of fires." Students also were rattled by these recent tragedies. '4I think that was ridiculous, hav-

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Annual charity benefits sick children Snapshot Erin Riley SENIOR STAFF REPORTER


The 2003 Marathon will begin at 7 p.m. on March 7 and end at 7 p.m. on March 8. The event was originally scheduled to take place in the Dow Center, but because of the recent success of Hope's basketball teams, the venue is now uncertain. The Dow Center may be needed for a basketball game on March 8, depending on the turnout of the Dutch's next games. If the Dow needs to be used for basketball, the event will move to Phelps Hall. "Of course we want to have the marathon in the Dow, because that's where it's been the last three years, there is more space to work with and people are familiar with the layout," said Kelly Cleland ('03), Dance Marathon President. Cleland does not see a problem with moving the event to Phelps. "We have had the last month to think about how we could adjust the marathon to fit into Phelps and Maas and we can do it." Dance Marathon will know if they need

to make the switch on March 5. Dance Marathon is a completely s t u d e n t - r u n o r g a n i z a t i o n that raises m o n e y f o r the DeVos Children's Hospital through the Children's Miracle Network. Its continued growth demands the continued support and involvement of students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community. Though it is a 24-hour event. Dance Marathon is active yearround. Fundraisers begin in the fall and essentially continue up until the final total is revealed. During these months, participants gel acquainted with the Miracle Families, tour the hospital, lead fundraisers, and much more. This 24-hour event is not a "dance-till-you-drop" event, but rather an opportunity to make a difference in children's lives. The goal is for everyone to successfully stay awake and on his or her feet for the entire time. In addition to dancing there are lip syncs, inflatable games, competitions, dance performances, entertainers, and bands as well as testimonies from the children and their families who have benefited from the medical


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To match the growth in participation and need with increased financial support To raise m o n e y and a w a r e ness for children treated by o u r local c h i l d r e n ' s hospital To build a legacy of c o m m u nity involvement and to teach students the importance of a l w a y s giving their time and talents to help others in need

Dance Marathon's donations have steadily increased over the past three years and planners are hopoing for an even higher turnout of donations this year.

Fast Facts H o p e ' s f i r s t D a n c e M a r a t h o n w a s in M a r c h of 2 0 0 0 . A s c h o o l the size of H o p e is e x p e c t e d to r a i s e $ 4 8 0 0 b u t H o p e ' s e f f o r t s h a v e p r o v e d to be a b o v e and b e y o n d e x p e c t a t i o n s s i n c e its first year. Last year, H o p e ' s M a r a t h o n had 180 d a n c e r s i n v o l v e d . In j u s t t h r e e y e a r s , H o p e ' s M a r a t h o n h a s r a i s e d o v e r $ 1 1 0 , 0 0 0 f o r D e V o s Children's Hospital

services offered at the DeVos Children's Hospital. There are still openings for dancers and moralers. To become a dancer, call Maxine

Gray @ X6799 or email @ maxine.gray@hope.edu. To be a moraler, call or email Kristine Umlauf @ X6343, krisline.umlauf@hope.edu or

Octavia Reese at X6702, octavia.reese@hope.edu. To become involved in any other way email Kelly the Director at dancemarathon@hope.edu.

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protection, preservation, recycling efforts in Michigan, and the Bottle Bill Task Force that she is part of. "The Bottle Bill Task Force is a group of senators who are holding hearings across the state on the expansion of the bottle bill. I'll be talking about the pros and cons about the Bottle Bill," Birkholz said. "I've always been interested in the environment. We live in a resource rich state. God has given us our resources for a reason and has given us stewardship responsibilities." EIG has been around for 13 years and, according to Couch, has been strong some years and not so strong others. 'These last couple years we've been a bit smaller. We have a large email list but not as many people comes to the meetings," Couch said.

Each year they have two big events, the Beach Sweep in the fall and Earth Jam in the spring. This year Earth Jam is on April 12 in the Pine Grove. "Usually we try to have it in conjunction with Earth Day itself, but because Earth Day falls on Easter weekend, we had to move it back a week. We usually have a bunch of bands who come in and play and last year we had poetry read in the Pine Grove. We're planning on doing something very similar this year," Couch said. To get i n v o l v e d with E I G . e m a i l env_issues@hope.edu, go to the event with Senator Birkholz, or attend one of the weekly meetings on Thursdays at 7p.m. in Lubbers 101. Couch urges students to join EIG each week.

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ing fireworks in a place like that. It does kind of scare me. If I saw fireworks (in a bar or nightclub) I would definitely get out," said John Kran ('03). Stephen Adair ('04) commented that nightclubs are deadlier than other buildings in fire and panic situations. ' i think when you're looking at nightclubs you've got to realize that a lot of people are really into tight spaces on a dance floor," Adair said. "I think that's what people like and that's the way nightclubs are made. When you get something going on likr what happened in Rhode Island or Chicago there's going to be more casualties. Its unfortunate." When asked if the deadly incidents would make him think twice about visiting a nightclub Adair said he didn't see any reason not to. "I've gone before, I'll probably go afterwards. Its just about being safe and staying in control," Adair said. Back at Hope College fire pre-

vention is nothing new, but the tragedies in Rhode Island and Chicago have drawn more attention to it. According to Gunnink, fire drills are held each year in all residence halls and a c a d e m i c b u i l d i n g s . Additionally, fire evacuation plans are posted in common assembly areas. These plans are also posted on Knowhope. "If you go to the Occupational Health and Fire Safety web page under Knowhope you can read the fire evacuation plan for residential buildings. Fire Evacuation plans are posted on the inside door of each room in the r e s i d e n t h a l l s , " Gunnink said. The college also provides fire safety classes and fire extinguisher training for students and staff. Despite all of these precautions fire is still a very real threat. In April 1980, Van Vleck hall was damaged and Van Raalte Hall, which used to house administrative offices, was completely destroyed by a fire. More recently, candles ignited a blaze that destroyed Crispel cottage in 1996.

Presently, the college is.moving to update its fire safety system. "Currently, Hope C o l l e g e is meeting State Requirements for fire alarm systems by installing and updating fire detection systems in the resident halls. The State of Michigan adopted the Life Safety Code 101 back in 2000 which called for improvements to fire detection systems," Gunnink said. T h e s e new s y s t e m s i n c l u d e smoke detectors in every residential room and updated addressable systems so that the Public Safety Information Center is notified of alarm locations. According to Gunnink, the cost of these improvements is fairly large, but depends on the size of the building being improved. Fire risk is also greater in some campus buildings than others. "Hope College has buildings of varying age and construction... A number of our wood framed buildings such as Voorhees and Van Vleck are not fully sprinkled and there is a proposal to have fire suppression systems installed in them

because of the potential for rapid fire growth," Gunnink said. One point of contention in the Rhode Island fire was the apparent misunderstanding between the band that was playing at the time of the fire, and the nightclub about the use of pyrotechnics inside the club. The college works to avoid any such misunderstandings. "The Arts Management and Support group on campus does a fine job of policing the performers and shows that come to Hope College. Erik Alberg, Paul Anderson, and Derek Emerson get the fire safety area involved anytime they feel that there is a question about safety," Gunnink said. "Together with the assistance of the Holland Fire Department, we look at each situation and make sure that it is as safe as possible. Many times it even goes beyond fire safety and gets into electrical safety, which the Physical Plant is involved in. Cooperation between departments is very good in working out these details so that performances are safely given."

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Poet Glenis Redmond holds reading VWS brings her to town Katie Taylor SENIOR STAFF REPORTER

Thursday, the Visiting Writers Series is bringing an award-winning poet to the Knickerbocker stage. However, author Glenis Redmond is sure to do more just read her work; it will be a performance of poetry. "Above all, 1 think poetry is rhythm," Redmond said. "It is all those silent moments that you wanted to say but didn't know how and then they just lap up against your shore like gray waves. Beating Beating Beating..." Redmond has been bringing her poetry to life through expressive body language and rhythmic molion for seven years. She has appeared on the North Carolina Visions PBS show and been the featured writer on South Carolina's Public Television's Literacy campaign. Redmond's works include "Backbone," a collection of poetry, and "Coming Forth," a poetry audiotape. Recently the author completed a video of her performances called "Mama's Magic." The author's poems come from

her experiences as a single mother of twins, a daughter, an artist and an African-American woman. She found writing through a high school English class. The assignment was to write in a journal for 15 minutes each day, and by the end of the semester, Redmond was hooked. Though she loved writing as a i teenager, she soon put it aside to study psychology at Texas Tech Un iv ersity . After college, Redmond worked for seven years as a counselor for adolescents with behavioral problems. But while working on her Ph.D. in C o u n s e l i n g Psychology, R e d m o n d heard a spiritual calling to pursue her true passion: poetry. In 1995, she quit her doctoral p r o g r a m and turned full-time to her writing. Since her devoting herself to poetry, R e d m o n d has been given several literary honors. She is the recipient of the Carrie McCray Literary Award and the 1997-98 Southeast Regional Individual Po-

etry Slam Champion. Redmond has been given study scholarships from the Vermont Writing Center

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and Atlantic Center for the Arts. R e d m o n d now teaches both amateur and professional writers, young and old, to express their own stories. The poet conducts motivational workshops around the country and performs in a wide-range of venues, from arts centers to juvenile detention centers. Plans for a book of fiction inspired by her true experiences are also in the works. For more information on the poet's background and work, visit www.gIenisredmond.com. Many students at Hope are e a g e r l y a w a i t i n g Redmond's arrival on campus, because she is so well known for her positive energy, singing, dancing, and interaction with her audiences. The reading will begin at 7 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre. All are welcome, and admission is free. Redmond's reading is also part of Women's Week on Hope's campus, with events continuing this week through March 7.

Those who come to VWS readings a half-hour early are welcomed by the sounds of j a z z f l o w i n g through the K n i c k e r b o c k e r . For this Thursday's reading, however, the music will start an hour early, at 6 p.m., and will feature the entire Jazz Ensemble. Originally scheduled for 8 p.m. the s a m e night in Dimnent Chapel, the Jazz Ensemble concert has made a slight time and location change to accommodate more to the series. "We're kind of pairing our two things t o g e t h e r , " said Brian Coyle^ professor of Jazz Studies. "It will be interesting to play in the Knickerbocker as opposed to the Chapel." The concert will feature a variety of tunes, including "Minuano" by Pat Matheny, ' T h e Time is Now" by Bob B r o o k m e y e r , " N a r d i s " by Miles Davis, "Yes or No" by Wayne Shorter, "Boogie Stop Shuffle" by Charles Mingus, and variations of "My Funny Valentine" by Stan Kenton.

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Hope's annual Musical Showcase is known for its variety and this year will be no different. The Showcase will be held at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 3 in DeVos Hall of Grand Rapids. One portion of the showcase features Hope's major student music groups. These include the Chapel Choir, College Chorus, Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra, Symphonette and Wind Symphony. Smaller groups, including the Jazz Chamber Ensemble, the Flute Choir, a quartet of saxophonists, the Women's Chamber Choir, and the Percussion Ensemble, make up a second portion of the concert. The final group is made up of individuals who audition to perform in the showcase. Alisa White ('03) begins the concert playing "Abblasen Fanfare" by Gottfried Reiche on the piccolo trumpet. "Part of me is really excited, and the other part is absolutely terrified," White said. "I know it will be a good experience, and a lot

of fun if I can keep my nerves under control." With three separate performances, opera will be one of the main features of this year's showcase. Alyson Payne ('03) will sing a song from "Fidelio" by Beethoven. Later on in the show, a group of students will perform a scene from "The Ballad of Baby Doe" by Douglas Moore. The final opera piece will be "Prendero quel brunettino" from Mozart's " C o s i fan T u t t i , " p e r f o r m e d by A b b y Whitenight ('04) and Sara Luneack ('04). "This piece...is a vibrant conversation between two married women about some choice men that come into view...but...oops...these men are actually their husbands in disguise!" Luneack said. "It's a fun and flirtatious duet that displays the ever-present flare and vocal demands of Mozart." Abigail R o c k w o o d ( ' 0 6 ) and Joseph Turbessi ('05) will perform the duo-piano piece, ' T h e Embarkation for Cythera," by Francis Poulenc. Turbessi describes the piece as a back and forth interaction between the two players. "It's funny, lively, and witty. It's really a kind of musical joke," Turbessi said. Rockwood will also be performing an organ solo, "Fanfare," by Jacques Lemmens. Josh Brandenburg ('03) has already per-

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formed the song "Mama Says" in the 2002 Hope Summer Repertory Theatre production of "Footloose," and decided to audition for the showcase because, as he explains, he "can sell this song." "It's kinda like slipping on an old shoe, or your favorite shirt, something that you're really comfortable with, it just feels good," Brandenburg said. Following Brandenburg, Hillary Dykema ('05), horn, and Laura Ellis ('05), piano, will perform Bernard Heiden's rondo from "Sonata for Horn and Piano." Ellis will return in the second half f o r a solo by A l b e r t o Ginastera. Flutist Cari Chapin ('05) just transferred to Hope this semester and hadn't heard of the DeVos Showcase until her private flute instructor told her about it and encouraged her to audition. She will play "Meditation" from 'Thais" by Jules Massenet. 44 As a flute performance major, I really enjoy any opportunity where 1 can share my music with others," Chapin said. "I'm hoping my piece will add variety to program with its slow and soothing beauty." Lisa Walters ('06) will accompany Chapin on the piano. "I think that others will enjoy listening to (this piece) because it is very peaceful and serene," Walters said. "1 really like the way


/> SJ Mary Otterness ('03) performs in the 2001 Musical Showcase. that the piece flows, and its title is very appropriate." A string trio consisting of Joe Deller ('03), violin, Joe Gutowski ('04), viola, and Nick Toben ('03), cello, will perform "Serenade, Op. 10" by Ernst von Dohnanyi. Tickets are $10 and may be ordered through the Public Relations office, or purchased at the Grand Center Ticket Office, open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or through Ticketmaster at (616) 456-3333. Tickets purchased through Ticketmaster will have a service fee.

Indie music club keeps busy Erin W i c k e n s GUEST WRITER

The Independent Music Club is getting the ball rolling. Heather Verbeke and S t e p h e n Frey, founders of IMC, started the organization last year. However there was not much to show for it until first semester of this year when they held a show featuring women rock bands and women poets. ' T h e goal for this organization is to share music with each other, campus and state wide," Verbeke said. Last month a show was held in




Heather Verbeke ('03), IMC co-founder. the Voorhees Hall basement. After being advertised for two days, the IMC was able to fill the basement

with students. As a result, the IMC plans to host more acts starting in two or three weeks. In the future IMC hopes to hold benefit shows. There are also plans to bring in speakers and poets in between sets to create themed shows. Ashley North, organizer, member and one of the individuals in charge of helping bands set up said there are no other clubs like this. "It's interactive. You don't need to be a certain way, or do a certain thing. You just need to love music," North said.



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Hope courses lack proper emphasis on writing I recently received an emailed survey f r o m the Frost Research C e n t e r about m y writing ability and its developm e n t in H o p e courses. Until I looked at the survey, I never really thought m u c h about m y writing e x p e r i e n c e at H o p e . A s I thought about m y experience in classes, I c a m e to realize that m y writing really h a s n ' t been challenged m u c h at all. T h r o u g h all m y classes, all of the assignments, all of the papers I had to write, I never really grew as a writer. O f course e v e r y o n e in college has the o d d paper that is written the night b e f o r e the d u e d a t e and assig n men ts that a r e n ' t p r o o f r e a d b e f o r e t h e y ' r e t u m i n e d in, but the n u m b e r of these situation I have e n c o u n t e r e d s e e m s inordanately lare. F o r m y first two years here, I never had to start writing m y p a p e r s early, and I have only g o n e through a d r a f t i n g process with t w o of m y papers in all f o u r years. I d i d n ' t k n o w w h e t h e r to b l a m e myself for being lazy or the college f o r not p u s h i n g p r o p e r writing skills. I started asking a r o u n d , and f o u n d 1 w a s n ' t alone. 1 have only talked to a f e w people at this college w h o are h a p p y with the challenge to their writing put forth by their classes. With the exception of this minority, m y f r i e n d s and I have only had a couple of p r o f e s s o r s w h o h a v e really p u s h e d us on o u r writing. S o m e t h i n g needs to be d o n e about this soon. M y fellow students, if you are taking a class that d o e s not challenge y o u r writing abilities, take it upon yourself to resist taking the easy route a n d show y o u r professors what y o u can really do. Tell your p r o f e s s o r s that w e need to i m p r o v e o u r writing skills if w e are going to succeed after o u r c o l l e g e years. I h o p e our faculty can take steps t o w a r d correcting this deficiency, the sooner the better.

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Anchor story on NME not accurate representation To the Editor: I am curious how exactly the members of phi sigma kappa are considered a good source when t a l k i n g about new m e m b e r educalion(NME)?To the best of my knowledge none of their members have gone through it, either as a c t i v e s or new m e m b e r s . T h e quotes given were very general and vague. You can not fully understand

NME until you have gone through it. Yes, it does teach you the basic information about being a member of a Greek organization. However, it also teaches one to work together as a class, it gives you a chance to start the bonds of brotherhood, and it lets you get to know the actives better, than during rush. As I said though my main concern is how the members of phi sigma kappa can be considered a good source when

talking about NME. It seems as though the Anchor limited their article by only going to certain sources, however Eric Terpstra is one of many people that should have been contacted, each organization has a unique NME program, meaning each organization has different opinions on NME. The entire Greek system can not be generalized by just a few people. —Mark Nichols ('04)

War with Iraq is not the answer, compromise instead To the Editor: The United States and Great Britain propose a resolution accusing Iraq of being in violation of arms limitations and promising the use of force if necessary. France and Germany present a case against military action against Iraq on the basis that there is "no evidence." I can sympathize with both sides. On one hand, Iraq has consistently dodged the constraints outlined in UN Security Council Resolution 1441. As a member of the United Nations, Iraq is responsible to adhering to the decisions the world community passes. Therefore, it is understandable that President Bush and Prime Minister Blair wish to enforce the ruling so that the UN does not become merely an "irrelevant" debating society. Ideally, no one wants to go to war. There are many moral and religious reasons behind this, but, with all of the new weapon developments, war could be disastrous. Instead, President Chirac and Chancellor

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Schroder wish to see tighter inspections, more inspectors, and increased monitoring of Iraqi weapon sites through the UN. At this point in time, however, I would like to see something done. Personally, I feel that war is never the answer, but the time for action has come. As a nation, we have discovered that we must unite in order to progress. If action is what our nation's leaders seek and what the people need, let it be with our allies rather than against our foes. The UN is not irrelevant if the United States does not cause it to be. We need to work with France and Germany and the side they represent. The issue remains: something must be done about Iraq. I believe the best solution can be found in compromise. Force is effective when used properly, but in the age of advanced communication, we should be able mediate disagreements. Rather than being at odds, the UN Security Council should find a common ground, and may the United States support it. —Elizabeth Dahm (*06)

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Christians should think before they back Bush Every Wednesday afternoon I stand out in Centennial Park along River, with about twenty other people. We carry signs with various slogans such as "Give peace a chance" and "No war in Iraq." And as people drive by in their cars, we usually receive a peace sign, a honking horn or an extended middle finger. A man once rolled down his window and shouted to me, "Let God sort them out!" The confusing thing about this sentence was that it either was meant to imply that God wants us to bomb Iraq or that God is at least indifferent to a bombing. I was also very disturbed during the State of the Union address when Bush seemed to imply that in warring with Iraq we would be doing God's will. My hopes in writing this column are to convince Christians that war is in direct opposition to being a Christian. Throughout the history of Christianity, there have been opposing views on war. Medieval crusaders believed that they were doing God's will

in the Holy Land. At the opposite end of the spectrum, early Christians refused to join the Roman army or cause harm to any person. The reason for the refusal of early Christians to join in war had to do with the teachings of Jesus. There are a number of times that Jesus addresses violence. The first is on the sermon on the mount. At one point, Jesus says that we should not resist an evil person. If somebody strikes on the right cheek we should turn them the other. At another point when Peter draws a sword on Roman soldiers, Jesus states that he who lives by the sword will also die by the sword. Using these statements, many Christians have concluded that violence of any kind, including war, can not be justified. It follows then that Christians, as imitators of Jesus, should not take part in violent actions. There have been a number of attempts, however, made by Christians to try to justify war. The first is the just war theory, involving criteria for when it is just to enter a war. The second attempt interprets the words of

Jesus as only applying to individuals and not countries. If the above statement were true, then it would still seem to be the case that a Christian could not participate in a war, even if their country was. I have been inspired to write this column by all of the Christians I have me who support a possible war in Iraq. I'm not a biblical literalist, but it seems that this decision is contrary to what is right, even if it is believed to be the lesser of two evils. There are biblical accounts in the Old Testament that tell of God ordering the Jews to war and these cannot be ignored. But when it is a qustion of following Old Testement law or the teaching of Jesus. I usually pick Jesus. I'm not saying that this answers all the questions. If somebody attacked us, it would be hard to say that we should just let them kill us. If we don't do something about the situation with Iraq it could get out of control. It seems, however, that to a Christian, war could not be an option.




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Hope students take a break from the grind Parties are great and so are mission work and job searches Erin Riley SENIOR STAFF REPORTER

High of 76 d e g r e e s , partly cloudy, maybe some light rain later on in the week. According to the Weather Channel that is the forecast for the next few days...i>i Florida! With three weeks until spring break, many students are craving the heat. Mission trips are scheduled for tropic destinations like the Dominican Republic Jamaica, and Nicaragua and road trips are headed in that same general direction — south. Matt Chatelain ('05), has always headed south during his spring breaks. This year he and 10 friends from Hope are jumping in three

With three weeks until spring break, many students are craving the heat.

cars and heading to Florida to enj o y the warm weather, s a n d y beaches, and just some time to have a little rest and relaxation. When the offer came to stay at a condo owned by the parents of one of those going along, it was too good to pass up. "We are on a tight college budget," said Chatelain, nevertheless, they plan on taking full advantage of the parks, clubs, and restaurants. "I'mjust packing some shorts, T-shirts,,and my thongs — sandals that is," he said However, not all spring breaks wjll be like Chatelain's. Sara Steele COS), has also scheduled a road trip, only this one is not headed south, but rather east to Washington, D.C. After a semester spent in the capital interning in the White House, Steele has made plans to move to D.C. permanently following her graduation in May. "I really enjoy working with the press in a political setting. It's very high paced," said Steele. She has already sent out resumes and has scheduled interviews throughout the week with various offices within the Department of the Interior as well as in the office of the First Lady, Laura Bush, in the White House. Recently, the job market is tough.

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so I know I'll be doing something with what I love to do —politics," she said. So, although Steele will not be lavishing in the warm Florida sun during her last spring break as a col-

lege student, she will be getting a jumpstart in the D.C. job market, "Hopefully I'll have something set in stone before I move out there in May —that would really please the parents too!'

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Wooden shoes and windmills now on the decline Carly Jugenitz GUEST WPITER

Located on Michigan's west coast, the city of Holland is often associated with a highly Dutch population. Reasons for this connection include the ever-popular festivals that support old Dutch traditions and landmarks that are filled with windmills and wooden shoes. Although there is a large number of residents who are of Dutch descent, the racial and ethnic make-up of the city continues to progress and continues to grow in diversity. According to the 2000 U.S. census, of the 35,048 residents, 70% are white, 22.2% are Hispanic or Latino, 3.5% are Asian, and 2.3% are African American. When compared to the census taken just ten years earlier, the Hispanic or Latino population has significantly increased. In the 1999 U.S. census, just 9.2% of Holland's population was Hispanic. With such rapid increase in the city's Latino population, one might expect representation of a growing culture throughout the city. However, this does not seem to be the case. In fact, when looking at Eighth Street retail stores and restaurants, there is not one store that specifically acknowledges the growing Latino population. In fact, the restaurants and stores that serve the Latino population are located randomly throughout the city. From Tres Lobos, located on Ottawa Beach Road, and Margaritas on 17"' Street to Mi

Favorita Grocery, located on Columbia Avenue, Latinos are expected to live outside the area that Holland has non-verbally designated as the historic Dutch-like town. Even the employment offered within the city seems to be forcing Latinos into a very narrow field of work. Lindee Claerbout, Employment Specialist at Kelly Services, is responsible for working with employers in the area to find jobs for all qualified applicants. "Working at Kelly Services, I see a large amount of Latinos coming in for work. A lack of bilingual opportunities in Holland limits the availability of positions." She adds, 'There is a skilled population available, but because companies do not attempt to deal with language barriers, many are left without work." While the ethnic and racial makeup of Holland is progressively changing, it seems that the Dutch culture is the sole culture celebrated by the city. The population is far from homogenous with over one-fifth of the city's population being Latino or Hispanic. With these statistics, it seems discouraging that Holland appears to conceal the diversity that lies within its city's boundaries. The City of Holland's website mainly advertises and promotes events primarily appealing to the Dutch and white populations. On the site there are many links for the highly advertised Tulip Time as well as numerous pictures portraying a very Dutch community. In fact, on the bottom runner of the site, three logos appear relating to Tulip Time, the Area

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Main picture: Eighth street is lined with Dutch stores. Inset: Smaller Hispanic and Latino stores dot the rest of Holland. Convention and Visitor's Bureau (the 'n' in Holland is a windmill) and the Holland Area Chamber of Commerce with a picture a tulip. So much focus on the Dutch population insinuates that Holland is not proud of the cultural diversity at its disposal. At the rate

the Hispanic population is growing, it looks like the city should make a quick effort to change the cultural experience of Holland, or wooden shoes, tulips and windmills should prepare for troubled waters.

Hope students run into Anti-American feelings in France Emily Hayes GUEST WRITER

Walking through the Paris Metro one morning on her way to school, Sarah Hatley, a third-year student at Pacific Lutheran University, received a flyer for the Assassins Club. The advertisement was recruiting individuals to join forces with Iraq and Palestine in the war against the United States. The date was Sept. 11, 2002, exactly one year after the infamous Twin Tower attacks in New York. Later that same day, another American student was mocked by a man pretending to be Osama bin Laden, the prime suspect in multiple international acts of terror. Such incidents reflect a growing discontent among the French population regarding American foreign policy. As the gap between French and American politics widens, the impact of negative sentiments increases for students and tourists in Paris. American foreign exchange students often face criticism and ridicule when referencing their citizenship. Hatley recalls a separate incident in which a man approached her from his car, demanding her country of origin. When she refused to speak with him, the stranger sped away, screaming, ' T h e r e ' s nothing wrong with asking what country you are from!" Needless to say, Hatley was shaken up by the experience. The French have traditionally opposed various aspects of American culture, specifically globalization. "The French strongly dislike genetically altered food, for example, because they signify the growth of the globalized economy," said Jeremy Billetdeaux, professor of French . 'They detest the importation of A m e r i c a n h o r m o n e treated meat."

actions percieved to be disrespect- policy. With the looming threat of war ful toward the role of the United Nations and NATO, particularly in and the large Middle Eastern popureference to the current situation lation in France, Paris has become a target zone for terrorist training. with Iraq. As a whole, Europe does not sup- In addition to the Assassin's Club, port military action against Iraq. pro-Palestinian and Iraq parapherFrance and Germany were the most nalia line the Metro walls. Reports recent countries on the United Na- that Osama bin Laden has been retions council to strongly oppose the cruiting people in France to train use of force in the region, calling with the Taliban continue to circuinstead for additional time in the late, leading to a slew of terror-reweapons inspection process. In ad- lated arrests in late December. Spedition to security concerns about a cific incidents include the alleged pre-emptive strike against Saddam plan to poison the Paris water sysHussein, France has a lucrative oil tem as well as bombs found in contract with Iraq. The fear is that Charles de Gaulle Airport and the U.S. control in Iraq could drive up Sacre Coeur cathedral. Such developments contribute to the.price of oil and affect the supply, which could have a negative anti-Americanism in France. Although the general attitutde is impact on the French economy. The developing relationship be- clearly negative toward the U.S. tween the United States and Tur- government, it is not a reflection of key has also perturbed the French, the average French person's view as the American military will uti- of American individuals. Students and Francophiles alike lize T u r k e y as a b a s e in the immenent war with Iraq. As a remark the bias is not personal but prominent member of the expand- rather the cumulative result of years AA/CMOFt G R A P H I C BY C H A D S A M P S O N ing European Union, France was of political and social misunderoffended by the perceived interfer- standings. In fact, the French have for their response to the attacks. I ence of Bush, who made numerous widely adopted American music Recent political actions in the felt very safe in Paris, perhaps more phone calls to EU officials in an and popular culture. Thus, the reUnited States have dramatically so than I would have been back at effort to persuade the Union to ad- lationship with the United States is mit Turkey in 2005. The EU ex- really quite close, but complicated augmented the existing anti-Ameri- home." can movement in France. OpposiGuernsey explained that France pressed concerns about the stabil- and paradoxical. Even in the continued aftermath tion to President George W. Bush has been subject to terror threats for ity of the new regime in Turkey, of Sept. 11, study-abroad programs peaked during the election of 2000, years, and has developed a detailed which took control this fall, and in France are thriving. And for stuwhen E u r o p e a n s criticized his response system to such threats. requires more substantial progress views on capital punishment. " ' L e plan vigipirate' was in full in the region before the expansion. dents , the positive cultural experiKirsten Dickerson (a senior at ences outweigh the occasional After the events of Sept. 11, force (at the time of Sept. 11), and 2001, however, Americans recieved I remember seeing dogs and troops Hope College) recalls an encouter negative moment. "(Anti-Americanism is) just like genuine support from France. Bran- with machine guns in the airport with a political activist on the Pirns a feeling...a tension in the air all the metro. Dickerson was invited to an don Guernsey (a senior at Hope and metro system during my pretime," comments Dickerson. "You i n f o r m a t i o n a l m e e t i n g f o r an College) recalls a sympathetic re- vious visits to France," said Guerncan't describe it." acitivist organization, as the coalisponse from the French while he sey. studied in Paris during the Fall seDespite the support the United tion was recruiting international mester of 2001. "Being there just a States has recieved from France in members. However, upon learning week after the attacks, I think the war against terrorism, funda- that she was a United States citipeople were still recovering from mental differences remain between zen, the activist too back the invithe shock, and there was no reason the political styles of the two coun- tation and commenced to lecture as of yet to be upset with the U.S. tries. Bush is heavily scrutinized for Dickerson on American foriegn


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Flying Dutch continue league dominance Win over St. Mary's decisive for Hope Tyler Danek GUEST WRITER

The Flying Dutch continued their dominance with a 77-50 victory against St. Mary's last night, advancing to the second round of the M1AA tournament. The #1 seeded Lady Dutch will host Albion on Thursday. They have already defeated Albion by 23 and 24 points this season. If victorious Thursday, they would host the championship game on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. As this week's MIAA tournament continues, the NCAA division III tournament continues to draw at-

tention. With the naUp next: tional tournament Albion, scheduled to start in t w o w e e k s , the Thursday MIAA tournament will c a r r y h e a v y or a loss in the finals seeding implicaon Saturday. One loss tions. Two more vicon their currently pertories for Hope in fect record could cost the MIAA tournament will secure a Amanda Kerkstra ('03) H ° P e i , s h o m e c o u r t advantage. #3 rank in Hope's Head coach Brian region of the naMorehouse does not want the team tional tournament. A #3 rank in the to be too concerned with their rankregion would provide Hope with ing. home court advantage early in the "Our focus will stay on Thurstournament. day. The seeding for the national Unfortunately, Hope can slip tournament will play itself out," down in the regional rankings easMorehouse said. ily with a loss to Albion Thursday

Regardless of where Hope is seeded in the national tournament, the season has been exceptional. The Lady Dutch are riding on one of the school's longest winning streaks and have been winning rather gracefully. Season highlights include scoring 94 points against Hanover and defeating Rochester by 58. Hope's perfect season has also featured several outstanding individual efforts. Senior co-captain Amy Baltmanis became the eighth Hope women's basketball player to score more than 1,000 points in a single season. Baltmanis also led the MIAA in assist to turnover ratio at 3.88. Baltmanis was not the only Hope

player to set top notch individual marks. Another senior co-captain, Amanda Kerkstra, broke the alltime scoring record at Hope College by scoring 407 points this season. An All-American last year, Kerkstra continues to produce impressive numbers. She led the league in scoring with 16.3 points per game and was a close second in rebounding. She also led the league in field goal percentage and captured two MIAA player of the week awards. Last week's award was the fifth of her All-American career. The Lady Dutch continue their charge into the post season Thursday at the Dow Center. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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The Hope Ice Hockey Club competed in their last regular-season games of the year over the weekend. They lost to the Lansing Community College Stars by a score of 4-2. They also won by forfeit on Saturday when Kalamazoo College could not make it to the arena. A small crowd at the Edge Ice Arena saw Hope lose only their fifth game of the year. They never seemed to get their offense going and had a hard time moving the puck.

Lansing scored the only goal in the first period as Hope started off slow. The Dutch : men scored two goals in the second period, the last of which was scored by defenseman George Dickinson ('05). But Hope would not score again the rest of the game. Lansing added another goal in the third period and went on to win the game 4-2. "We didn't play up to our ability," said sophomore Brad Vanderberg. "The Stars came out and definitely shut us down. They played well because not many teams have been able to skate with us, especially in our own building."


Up next: Virginia Commonwealth, March 6 Goalie Ben Von Eitzen ('03) played a solid game, stopping 20 of the 24 shots that he was faced with. It was not enough, however, as Hope couldn't get their offense going. They didn't get many good shots in the game and could not get into an offensive rhythm. On Saturday night, Hope was scheduled to face Kalamazoo College at home but the Hornets were not able to make the trip. They

forfeited Hope, giving giving the Dutchforfeited the the game game to to Hope, men a final regular season record of 21-5-0. Hope also captured the Michigan Collegiate Hockey Conference (MCHC) Championship, finishing with a record of 6-2-0. The team stayed at the arena after the forfeited game and ended up scrimmaging for over 80 minutes, preparing for the Division IH National Tournament. They are ranked #1 overall in the tournament, which will be held at Muskegon Community College. Hope plays their first game on March 6 at 10:15 a.m. against Virginia Commonwealth University.

track team tunes up at Oshkosh David Yetter SPORTS EDITOR

The Hope Track and Field Team continued their preseason this weekend by competing in an invitational meet at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh on Saturday. The women's team finished in fourth place in the eight-team meet. Host Oshkosh won the meet with 207 points, while the Flying Dutch managed to score 62 points. Hope's only winner was Christy Watkin (*04). She won the long jump with a jump of 17' 10.75". She also finished third in the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.70 seconds. "We had a number of runners who did real well," Coach Chavis said. "We are not real worried about performance now and are still getting ready for the real season to begin." Other notable performances for the women included

Brooke Oosting ('03) placing fourth in the 400-meter dash (1:01.90), Karen Clark ('03) finishing fifth in the 200-meter dash (:27.90) and Kara Van Assen ('03) placing fifth in the high jump (4" 11.5") and sixth in the triple jump (32'3"). Freshmen Gena Jorgenson and Maureen Warfield finished sixth and seventh in the pole vault, respectively. The m e n ' s team also competed in the meet in Oshkosh. They placed last in a field of eight teams. Senior Ed Perez finished in sixth place in the 400meter dash with a lime of 51.49 seconds. Asked about the last-place finish for the men, Chavis didn't seem concerned because the squad was not at full strength. "We took less than half of our distance runners and a lot of our other runners are nursing injuries so we aren't too concerned about where we place," he said. Both teams will travel to Chicago for a meet next Saturday.

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Christy Watkin ('04) competes in the long jump Saturday.


Hope College currently sits atop the leader board for the coveted MIAA Commissioner's Cup. They are also in the lead for All-Sports standings as the winter sports seasons are coming to an end. The championships are presented to the schools with the best finishes in all men's and women's sports and the Commisioner's Cup is presented to the schools who have the most points in both men's and women's sports. Last year, Hope won the Men's and Women's awards, as well as the Commissioner's Cup. Here are the standings for the year thus far.















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