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Adult Children of Alcoholics Support Group Amanda Zoratti CANPUS BEAT EO)Ton

Due lo the growing awareness of psychological effects of alcoholism on ihe children of alcoholics. the counseling d e p a n menl is hosting an Adult Chilren of A l c o h o l i c s s u p p o r t g r o u p . T h e group is led by staff couns e l o r Z i y a h D o c k and m e e t s Tu e s d a y s and T h u r s d a y s at 11 a.m. C h i l d r e n of a l c o h o l i c s will usually choose one of for behavioral tactics: 1) b e c o m e incredibly responsible, like a very tiny adult 2 ) B e c o m e a troublemaker 3) B e c o m e able to adapt to any c h a n g e 4) B e c o m e a p e a c e maker, smoothing over issues.

Often, these children feel it is their responsibility to "cure" the parent. As a result, these children often feel both unloved and unlovable. T h e goal of the group is to o v e r c o m e these difficult barriers by sharing their stories and learning f r o m the experiences of others. A life in the home of an alcoholicis full of broken promises and a lack of commitment, which pilots a lack of ability lo trust. This leads to even greater complications in adult life. Adults usually retain their childh o o d p a t t e r n s in a d u l t h o o d a n d c a r r y t h e m to e v e n g r e a t e r e x tremes. A very responsible child, for instance, may b e c o m e a perfectionist in his o r her life, or the family c l o w n will g r o w u p to laugh



everything off and never address his true feelings. Unfortunately, a high percentage of children of alcoholics will g r o w up to either b e c o m e an alcoholic o r marry one. Learning about the effects of alcoholism can help work through them in the future. T h e A C O A , or Adult Children of Alcoholics, uses a 12 Step. ^ T r a dition program to help these people understand and accept their lives. T h e g r o u p u se s past e x p e r i e n c e s and the e x p e r i e n c e s of others to focus on the ultimate solution to the issue by accepting a "loving Higher Power." T h e twelve steps lo the process are as follows; 1) Admit you were powerless and that your life had

Greek Life seeks revival on campus Greek Life w h e n it operating and is trying to

Ashley Johnson GUEST WRITER

Informational meeting for '06-'07 Student Congress Student Congress will be holding meetings tonighi and tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the Student Congress O f fice f o r all s t u d e n t s interested in being a part of next y e a r ' s committee. Petitions f o r election will be available at these times, as well as i n f o r m a t i o n about e a c h position, including President, Vice President, and Class Representatives. T h e Student Congress O f f i c e is located on the first floor of DeWitt behind the Student Union Desk. Questions about the meetings can be directed to siudcong@hope.edu.

Bank of Holland hosts art exhibit to benefit CASA On Monday, March 7, a memorial s e r v i c e w i l l b e h e l d in D i m n e n t Chapel in honor of former President John Jacobson at 2 p.m. Jacobson passed on February 8 d u e to complications following a stroke at the age of 71. Jacobson w a s responsible for many improvements m a d e on campus, including vast growth in the student body. Instead of fiowers. donalions can be m a d e to the John and Jeanne Jacobson Scholarship Fund or Doctors Without Borders. The m e m o rial service is open to all students.

f e r e n c e in his d e v e l o p m e n t . b e c o m e unmanageable. 2) C o m e Also, it can be helpful to give to believe in a greater power that the child a quiet place to recan restore you. 3) Decide to turn treat. G i v e them the option of your life over to G o d . 4) Search yourself. 5) Admit to your wrongs. coming over to do homework, or leave them your phone 6) Allow God to remove your den u m b e r in case their parent fects. 7) Ask God to erase your decides to drink and drive. shortcomings. 8) List the people Most importantly, reassure you have harmed. 9) Make a m e n d s the child that it is okay to love wherever possible. 10) Continue the parent but hate the disease. to take inventory. I I ) Seek imIn many cases, ihe guilt beprovement. 12) Practice these prinhind that feeling can lead lo ciples in all affairs. H o p e ' s A C O A psychological disturbances. also incorporates these sleps in the If you are the child of an alprocess of healing. coholic or h a v e grown u p in If you k n o w of a child growing u p in an alcoholic home, there are - an environment with an alcoholic, contact Ziyah Dock in several ways you can help. Just list h e c o u n s e l i n g o f f i c e at t e n i n g to the c h i l d or b e i n g his X7945. friend can make a t r e m e n d o u s dif-

H o p e C o l l e g e is a h o t s p o t f o r s m a l l groups. Bible studies, worship groups, and smaller ministries. It's also the h o m e to thirteen Greek organizations. So what happens when the t w o meet? H e r e ' s ihe story of just that. T h r e e years ago Paul Hendricks had a passion o r God and f o r Greeks and he also had a plan in mind. " M y j u n i o r year," Hendricks said, " G o d really spurred m e on to gel a group of people to start u p Greek Life. It c a m e out of looking at my o w n struggles at Hope, talking with others, and my experience with faith being Greek (myself) and wanting lo have a community and time when w e could share with others," he said of his firsl thoughts about starling Greek. A c c o r d i n g to G o 2 9 , the Hope c a m p u s ministries websites. "Greek life give students involved in Greek organizations at H o p e . . .to c o m e together to worship G o d , explore issues that specifically affect G r e e k s in o u r walks with Christ and have loads of f u n . " T h e mission of Greek Life is to help build and maintain relationships with each other, the community, and Christ. Greek Life is a chance for Greek students w h o possibly are uncomfortable at Chapel of the Gathering, o r just know nothing of the Christian life, to experience God in a different w a y with fellow Greeks. So, in 2002, a g r o u p of excited and passionate students, about o n e or t w o f r o m each organization, met for an entire semester to organize Greek Life. After praying, thinking of ideas, getting to know each other and with the help of Chaplain Paul Boersma of the Hope Ministries staff. Greek Life finally started. "Greek Life is a lot like Young Life," says Kristin A s i m a k o u p o u l o s , who attended

gel it started again. It's an outreach ministry, focused on creating relationships as a tool for evangelism. A basic Greek Life meeting o r "club" w o u l d take place about once a week in the Herrick room in H o p e ' s DeWitt Center or a conference room in Phelps Hall. C l u b would slart off with a few songs f o r everyone to sing along lo, s o m e Christian music and s o m e secular (so as to make it more comfortable for everyone). The songs were then followed by a "mixer" game for everyone lo gel involved in and to help loosen u p the atmosphere. Next would be a testimony or a short story f r o m someo n e in the Greek community, often this w a s a chance f o r Greeks to bond in c o m m o n frustrations o r experiences they have with being Greek at Hope. After that the night would usually end with a n o t h e r song and s o m e snacks. T h e goal w a s lo get students to slick around afterward lo hang out and bond. The first c l u b for Greek Life went off well, with about 100 people, mostly females. After that, t h o u g h , f e w e r and f e w e r people started showing up. going f r o m 50-70 students to around 40, then d y i n g out at about 10-12 people at club in 2004. M a y b e the decline in attendance w a s because Hendricks look off for a semester to Australia creating a lack of leadership and motivation, or maybe it was just a decrease in desire lo go from students. Asimakoupoulos had her o w n ideas of why Greek Life went downhill, "It w a s n ' t publicized very well o r given an important role within every organization. There w e r e n ' t any activities to get involved with that Greek Life branched out into. It literally w a s n ' t going anywhere. Its laid back atmosphere could have made it seem like not a huge priority, plus there's the iact that a

slot of Greeks were already involved in their won separate Bible studies and the like." Whatever the cause of Greek L i f e ' s demise, it is now trying lo revive itself. Some interested and ready Greeks have gotten together a few limes this school year lo m a k e new plans for Greek Life. Talk of making it open to everyone and not just G r e e k s has been tossed around in hopes that there could be more unity, acceptance, and understanding between the two. This could even mean a possible n a m e change for Greek Life, so that is d o e s n ' t come off as a Greek-only gathering. New leaders want lo see Greek Life not so routine and structured, but involve more of a flexible schedule and layout, having maybe a club one week and then a f u n activity the other. Having possible speakers and making sure students feel really comfortable are some of their other new priorities. Relationship is also going to play a huge part this year as far as gelling people interested in c o m i n g to Greek Life. "The o n e thing I don't think we did a good j o b of w a s f o l l o w - u p c o n v e r s a t i o n s with people in our organizations. T h e meetings went well, but the growth really takes place in the relationships that people have outside of those and h o w they can use those meeti n g s as a t o o l to s p u r o n o t h e r s , " s a i d Hendricks of s o m e changes he's like to see for the new Greek Life. With rush and N e w M e m b e r Education going on for the Greeks right now it could be a while before people start to see Greek L i f e return. But with H e n d r i c k s , w h o is studying at Western Theological Seminary and interning with Hope Ministries, and a handful of eager students ready to lead in a radical way, hopefully Greeks, independents. Christians and others will c o m e together to learn about Christ and each other once again.

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Dance Marathon seeks to reach new heights Evelyn Daniel S E N I O R STAFF REPORTER

Willi less than a w e e k and a half lo go until Dance Marathon—scheduled for March 11 and 12—danccrs. moralcrs. and m e m b e r s of the "Dream T e a m " planning committee are preparing for the final push. Dancc Marathon is the largest student organization on H o p e ' s c a m p u s . For 2005. it has set a goal of raising $ 100.000 lo support DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids, an increase of over 13% f r o m last y e a r ' s total. To achieve this, the c o m m i t t e e also set a goal of recruiting 3 0 0 danccrs, or approximately 10% of H o p e ' s student body. At the most recent count, about 180 of those 3 0 0 d a n c c r s had s i g n e d up. T h e final d o l l a r amount raised is not revealed to anyone un-

Dyl was one of many children to benefit from last year's efforts.

til the end of Dancc Marathon. H o p e ' s donations f r o m Dance Marathon go to fund p r o g r a m s like the Child Life Program. w h i c h provides emotional support for the children during their treatment, and the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Program. Funds also go to maintaining a poison control ccntcr. Danccrs agree to give u p 24 hours of their time to participate in the marathon and must c o m m i t to raising at least $300. During this time, they attempt to stay awake and on their f e e t — d a n c i n g , participating in g a m e s and competitions, and enjoying the entertainment provided. Dancers also each have three moralers w h o give their encouragement and support in shifts throughout the marathon. To reach their personal fundraising goals, many dancers have sought out the help of friends and family by writing letters, making phone calls, and sending mass emails. Others choose to go canning outside of local stores and businesses, bake and sell cookies, o r collect p o p cans. Dance Marathon itself has been sponsoring many fundraising events to help reach its goal. One of the largest annual events, the G i v i n g Hope to Kids Auction in January, d o u b l e d its a m o u n t raised f r o m last year. Oilier fundraisers included the "Meet Your Match" Compatibility Survey, with the theme " G i v i n g H o p e to Your L o v e Life. G i v i n g H o p e t o the Kids." And of course, every T u e s d a y students h a v e the opportunity lo order pizza from Papa John's "For the Kids," with a portion of the proceeds going to support Dance Marathon. On Thursday. March 10, the night b e f o r e

the marathon, a benefit spaghetti dinner will be held in the Klctz. T h e c o s t of $ 5 p e r person gets allyou-can-eat spaghetti, garlic bread, and desserts, and all p r o c e e d s go to E Dancc Marathon. The marathon itself begins with an opening Dance Marathon raised more than $88,000 last year ceremony at with activities such as hoola-hooping, shown above. The committee hopes to top that amount with this 7:00 p.m. on year's event. Friday, March 11. T h e Dream Families" treated at the hospital will be sharTeam has worked hard to make sure it is the ing their stories. T h e final hour of sharing, biggest, best event in Dance M a r a t h o n ' s sixbeginning at 5:30 on Saturday, "is always an year history. e specially poignant lime," said Megan "We have a great theme this year and w c Niergarth ('05 ). Director of Dancc Marathon. h a v e loads of great entertainment, g a m e s , In the end. all of the lime, effort, and planmusic, dancing activities planned," said Jilian ning that goes into Dance Marathon are more Mikols ('06), communications committee than worthwhile for the participants. chairperson. "I don't want to give a w a y loo ' T h e programs w e arc helping to fund are much so students arc going lo have lo sign so important in the lives of the kids and famiu p lo sec how ihis is the best marathon yet!" lies treated at DeVos," Niergarth said. And. S o m e of the entertainment at the marathon best of all. she said. "The kids are so much includes performances from bands Oregon Dream Child and AG Silver. In addition. Dancc Marathon is bringing back the Wade Robson Dance Contest and the annual line dance. T h r o u g h o u t the 24 hours, the " M i r a c l e

fun!" Students can still register as d a n c e r s o r moralers through the student development o f f i c e . M o r e i n f o r m a t i o n is a v a i l a b l e at www.hope.cdu/danccmarathon.

Why work when you can procrastinate? Vance Brown GUEST WRITER

Each day thousands of college students sit d o w n at their computers to begin their latesl work. And each day thousands of these stud e n t s enter into an epic battle with t h e m s e l v e s . To work o r not to w o r k ? That is the question. T h e spell lhat ihey are under is called procrastination. It is a plague that has infested dorm rooms across the country and is a seemingly unbeatable disease. Procrastination is relatively difficult to d e f i n e in a specific sense. Sometimes the foe lakes the form of an A O L chat session, other limes it manifests its self as a run lo the fridge, and increasingly addictive is the video g a m e realm. N o matter what form you fall victim loo o n e thing is true, that work isn'l gelling done anytime soon. T h e epidemic of procrastination has caused a n u m b e r of psychologists to conduct studies regarding the subject. Dr. William Knaus estimates that approximately 9 0 ^ of college students procrastinate and of those, 25r/c are chronic procraslinalors and typically are forced to d r o p out of college. On a grand s c a l e i h a t ' s a lot of lost time so w h y exactly arc students procrastinating? Dr. Knaus asks: W h y do students procrastinate?

-Poor Time Management. Procrastination means not m a n a g i n g lime wisely. You may be uncertain of your priorities, goals and object i v e s . You m a y a l s o b e o v e r whelmed with the task. As a result, you keep pulling olT your academic a s s i g n m e n t s for a later d a t e , o r spending a great deal of time with your friends and social activities.

or worrying about your u p c o m i n g examination, class project and papers raiher than c o m p l e t i n g them. -Difficulty Concentrating. When you sit at your desk you find yourself d a y d r e a m i n g , staring into space, looking at pictures of your boyfriend/girlfriend, etc., instead of doing the task. Your environment is distracting and noisy. You keep running back and forth for equipmcnl such as pencils, erasers, dictionary, etc. Your desk is cjutiered and u n o r g a n i z e d and s o m e t i m e s you sit/lay on y o u r bed to study o r do your assignments. You probably notice thai all of the e x a m p l e s thai you have just read promote time wasting and frustration. -Fear and Anxiety. You may be o v e r w h e l m e d with the task and afraid of getting a failing grade. A s a result, you spend a great deal of time worrying about your upcoming e x a m s , p a p e r s and p r o j e c t s , rather than completing them. •Negative Beliefs such as; "1 cannot succeed in anything" and "1 lack the necessary skills to perform the task" may allow you to stop yourself f r o m getting work done. -Personal problems. For example, financial difficulties, problems with your boyfriend/girlfriend, etc. 'Finding the Task Boring. -Unrealistic Expectations and Perfectionism. You may b e l i e v e that you M U S T read e v e r y t h i n g ever written on a subjeel before you can begin lo write your paper. You may think that you haven't done the best you possibly could do, so it's not good e n o u g h to hand in. -Fear of Failure. You may think lhat if you d o n ' t get an 'A', you are failure. O r that if you fail an e x a m .

you. as a person, are a failure, raiher than lhat you arc a perfectly o k person w h o has failed an e x a m . Psychological breakdown aside most college students laugh at the idea of procrastination begin a scientific problem. "1 procrastinate so 1 d o n ' t have to w o r k , " says Hope student Ben Dehaan '05, "its not rocket science ... actually its a n y t h i n g but science." Rocket science is exactly what some are avoiding. Procrastination a f f e c t s students f r o m all backgrounds and fields of study. "'You find the besl biology and chemistry students pulling olT iheir work just ihe same as political scie n c e o r business students." notes L a n d o n L a p h a m 05. S o if not h o m e w o r k , the q u e s t i o n that rem a i n s is w h a t e x a c t l y a r e t h e world's future leaders spending their lime o n ? Here's a Top 10 list from around Hope College's campus: 10. S o m e t h i n g else "productive" - T h e least popular option to make the top 10 list has students reluctantly grilling out an " o k ... I'll clean the bathroom instead of writing m y paper." Other options in this category include laundry, underwear shopping, helping finds d o their work, or c l e a n i n g o n e ' s room. T h o u g h not the preferred choice of procrastination this one at least l e a v e s you f e e l i n g like something got accomplished even if it is meaningless. 9. H o m c s t a r r u n n e r . c o m O n c e a Hope favorite Strong Bad's email along with other cartoon classics f r o m the site has gave w a y in ihe last year lo newer and more sophisticated forms of entertainment. But w h y c h e c k y o u r o w n email

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"check check the email e m a i l " and make fun of g r a m m a r challenged fans. Strongbadia Hope still salutes you. 8. T h e f a c e b o o k . c o m - A rising star a m o n g H o p e ' s elite procrastinators the Face Book provides us all ihe opportunity to pretend w e have a lot more f r i e n d s than w c actually do. T h e face book allows students from universities across the country lo list other students as "friends" while atlempting to amass the l a r g e s t a c q u a i n t a n c e list in North America. Just wait until all these friends start hitting you u p for money. 7. Real Friends - Though once popular real friends are a fading fad but still hold precedent o v e r the Face Book but barely as real friends are typically far less attractive than the people you can have pretend to be your friends on the Face Book. Real f r i e n d s will t y p i c a l l y talk about ridiculous, off the wall subjects, such as what kind of card-

board box to live in after college o r what e x a c t l y you me a n t by the word "liger". For now friends holds on to Ihe number six spot but don't gel comfortable friends y o u r only as useful as toilet p a p e r . . . o r something. 6. A I M - Far more fun lhan actually having lo talk to friends in person America Online's AIM service p r o v i d e s instant m e s s a g i n g and for those of you w h o d o n ' t like the people w h o think they arc your friends you can conveniently ignore them. The Berlin Wall of friendship provides users hours of laughs as you can read ihe " a w a y messages" of other poor souls as they to procrastinate but in a far less witty way. Not only boosting your spirits but also allowing you to sit at a c o m p u t e r and hold a conversation with yourself if you so wish; AIM barely misses the Top Five. 5. Music - Yes most Hope students should probably be in jail alter the pirating that's going on here

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Chapel Band serves as Musical Shepherd The Chapel Band is a collaboration of musicians whose goal is to provide a way to worship God Brynne E. Shoaf GUEST WRITER

T h e hustle and busllc of sludenls, loud chaucr. and laughlcr fill ihc historic Dimnct C h a p e l , ll is e a r l y in \hc d a y f o r m a n y sludenls, bul the j o y of seeing friends and spending lime wilh them pushes ihe tired feelings aside. A single note from ihe k e y b o a r d on stage silences e v e r y o n e and directs their attention to the front. It is time to begin another C h a p e l service at H o p e . Monday. Wednesday, and Friday mornings are when Hope students c o m e logether to praise God and learn a little more about how we should live our lives as growing Christians. B e f o r e a m e s s a g e is p r e s e n t e d to the c r o w d of inquisitive minds, a g r o u p of about a dozen students and faculty direct the a t t e n t i o n to a f a v o r i t e t h i n g f o r m a n y students: praise-and-worship singing. T h e Hope College Chapel Band m a y only

sing a couple of songs, three d a y s a week, but there is so much that ihis group brings to the effort. Many people would think since the w o r d " b a n d " is used to d e s c r i b e the musicians w h o are part of the group that they arc performers, bul that's really not what the group is all about. T h e Chapel B a n d ' s main f o c u s is not to sing m u s i c a l n o t e s o r be praised for its effort. Each Chapel morning, the band m e m b e r s stand in front o f the crowd of Hope sludenls simply to provide a way to w o r s h i p G o d a n d s h o w h o w he c a n be glorified by our hearts and minds through music. ' T o me. it is all about using ihe gifts thai G o d has given me to benefit others and help them worship. I am just a tool for the Lord. W h e n 1 am u p there, nothing matters. I don't feel onstage; I just feel o n e with G o d " said S a m Pedigo, a m e m b e r of the Chapel Band. T h e g r o u p is c o m p o s e d of a b o u t 3 0 students and is directed by faculty m e m b e r s Dwight Beal and John O m e e . T h e student m e m b e r s are m e n and w o m e n ranging f r o m sophomores to seniors. Although they have their differences, they share a purpose ll is nol just a simple sign-up procedure to j o i n the C h a p e l B a n d . T o a u d i t i o n , a s t u d e n t m u s t g o t h r o u g h an e x t e n s i v e

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application p r o c e s s s t a r t i n g with written r e s p o n s e s to q u e s t i o n s such as w h a t the s t u d e n t is m a j o r i n g in t o a d e t a i l e d description about his or her walk with Christ and other spiritual circumstances. "It is important to know where the person's heart is at," said Pedigo about Ihe audition process. "Being a m e m b e r of the group, you are being held to expectations that you are in a personal walk wilh the Lord. We have to lead by example.'* T h e C h a p e l B a n d a l s o p l a y s at H o p e ' s Sunday night Gathering, which again helps bring the focus of students to the real reason they have c o m e together. While the band does not present itself as

p e r f o r m e r s or work for selfglorification. they do put out a C D every year. CDs have been distributed for many years featuring different songs on each one. T h e C D is nol necessarily b e i n g p r o d u c e d in a r e c o r d i n g studio, but rather, m o s t of the songs are live from Chapel and the Gathering. T h e Chapel Band m e m b e r s are the main voices and instrumenls heard on the tracks bul the Hope c o m m u n i t y is in the b a c k g r o u n d . T h i s e m p h a s i z e s that praise-and-worship is nol about one certain g r o u p or individual, but about God. T h e C D s are sold for $ 15.00 and all of the proceeds f r o m ihe sales go towards the ministry and producing more albums in the future. "We produce these albums in order for people lo be able to worship every day of the week. Not just Monday, Wednesday, Friday, or Sunday. It is not possible to take a live band every where."Pedigo said. Chapel services are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:30 a . m . f o r 2 0 m i n u t e s during a time where no classes are scheduled. T h e Gathering is held at 8 p.m. on Sunday

Analyze This! Psychologist Mary Pipher reads for VWS Dr. Pipher has set out to change the world through her work Lindsay Manthei SENIOR STAFF REPORTER

On March 8, best selling author M a r y P i p h e r w i l l be v i s i t i n g c a m p u s to d i s c u s s s o m e of h e r a w a r d w i n n i n g w o r k s , including Reviving Ophelia. T h e lecture, which will be held in Dimnent Chapel at 7 p m . and is open lo Hope students, as* well as the general public. P i p h e r is a n a c c o m p l i s h e d psychologist who received her P h . D f r o m t h e U n i v e r s i t y of Nebraska in Clinical Psychology, and currently practices clinical

psychology and also teaches at the University of Nebraska. Pipher's work however, is not of the t e x t b o o k variety. W h i l e her books arc heavily influenced by her medical training, they are largely s t o r i e s of the h u m a n s t r u g g l e . P i p h e r ' s most h i g h l y a c c l a i m e d work. Reviving Ophelia, which was n u m b e r o n e on " T h e N e w York Times" best seller list for 27 weeks, and remained on the list for 154 weeks, is a book about adolescent girls and their struggles of growing u p in a n a p p e a r a n c e o r i e n t e d society. " M a r y Pipher has sounded the alarm, one we must respond to if w e t a r e about our daughters, our nieces, or students and our therapy clients. For the loss of the spirit, which she so brilliantly portrays, is

the loss of the American spirit." said Dr. Natalie Porter, past President of the A m e r i c a n P s y c h o l o g i c a l A s s o c i a t i o n ' s P s y c h o l o g y of Women Division. M a n y h a v e said that P i p h e r ' s works read more like a novel than an i n f o r m a t i o n a l b o o k and Reviving Ophelia is heralded as a must read for parents of teenage girls. Based on Shakespeare's Ophelia from Hamlet. Reviving Ophelia weaves together the stories of 5 0 of P i p h e r ' s patients w h o . d u e to societal pressures, s t r u g g l e with eating disorders, sexual abuse, and self esteem issues. Pipher was driven to write the book out of her effort lo understand her patients' needs and problems. Pipher's work is focused on how

culture affects the mental health of c i t i z e n s , w h e t h e r t h a t i s by globalization, commercialization, or sexualization. Pipher's other w o r k s i n c l u d e Hunger Pains, Shelter of Each Other, Another Country, and Middle of Everywhere. T h e goal of Pipher's work is to change the world, she said, and she recently taught a summer workshop at the U n i v e r s i t y of N e b r a s k a entitled, "Writing to C h a n g e the world." Pipher said that Americans tend to shy a w a y f r o m ihe important issues that surround us. instead of facing t h e m and trying to make a difference. Pipher has appeared on Today, 20/20, The Charlie Rose Show, and PBS N e w s h o u r with Jim Lehrer and has been called an engaging

Psychologist Mary Pipher and inspiring speaker. For m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n a b o u t ihe V i s i t i n g Writers Series, visit w ww . h o p e . e d u /v ws . T h e Visiting Writers Series events are free and the public is welcome.

DeVos showcase features a multitude of musical groups

Musical Showcase will feature works from opera, classical, jazz, and electronic composition Nick Engel S E N I O R STAFF REPORTER

G r a n d Rapids's DeVos Hall is opening its doors yet again to H o p e ' s music virtuosi. The Musical Showcase, a massive, collective performance by the entire music department, is taking place next Monday at 8 p.m. in the DeVos Performance Hall. T h i s will be the 17 ,h c o n c e r t , w h i c h is h e l d

annually at the DeVos Hall. DeVos is the 2400-seat p e r f o r m i n g arts theatre of Grand Rapids. It is home to the Grand Rapids Symphony, Grand Rapids Ballet C o m p a n y . Broadway Theatre Guild, and O p e r a G r a n d R a p i d s , ll has h o s t e d concerts by Barenaked Ladies, Alison Krauss a n d U n i o n S t a t i o n , a n d Tori A m o s , a n d provided a stage for comedians Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Cosby. Billboard Magazine ranked it 27 ,h in the n a t i o n f o r best T h e a l r e Venue in 2 0 0 3 , immediately following a massive renovation of the lobby in 2002. T h e hall n o w sports a t e r r a z z o floor, a n e w b o x o f f i c e , a n d a

scrolling marquee. T h e H o p e M u s i c D e p a r t m e n t h a s an impressive multi-genre program lined u p for M o n d a y night, featuring opera, classical, and j a z z m u s i c , a n d f o r the first t i m e e v e n includes a fully computer-generated piece composed by T h o m a s O w e n s ('08). T h e first half of the program features the Symphonette. W o m e n ' s C h a m b e r Choir, and J a z z E n s e m b l e and O r c h e s t r a , as well as performances by vocalist Sarah Blankenship ('06), pianist Beth Case ('07), and flautist Carol Belh Sleiner ('07). The second half features the Chapel Choir, Post-Bop Jazz Ensemble, Percussion

Ensemble, and Wind Symphony. Pianists J o e ( ' 0 5 ) and C h r i s ( ' 0 8 ) T u r b e s s i will c o l l a b o r a t e on a piece by R a c h m a n i n o f f . Bass trombonist Aaron H a w n ( ' 0 6 ) will play, as well as flautist Cari C h a p i n ( ' 0 5 ) and violincellist Lea B l a c k n e y ( ' 0 7 ) . Also featured in the second half are Reginald D. Haney 1I('06), baritone, and Ross Hoksbergen('06) and Christina Jucison('06), d u e l i n g on p i c c o l o t r u m p e t s . F i n a l l y , Meghan M o o r e ( ' 0 8 ) will highlight some of the music from Leonard Bernstein's musical, Candide. Tickets are $10. Pick ihem u p at the box office located in Dewitl.


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Gandhi descendent peaceably combats acts of passive violence SPOTLIGHT Jenny Cencer SPOTLIGHT E D I T O R

C o m m u t e d to enhancing student life and facilitating discussion, every y e a r sludcnl c o n g r e s s h a s a l l o c a t e d f u n d s to b r i n g a speaker to c a m p u s lhat will provoke student interest. This y e a r ' s guest will be Mr. Arun Gandhi, the grandson of social and spiritual leader M a h a t m a Gandhi w h o led India lo independence utilizing his philosophy of active nonviolence. A r u n Gandhi will speak at Hope about " A


T h i s collection ol blunders includes: K n o w l e d g e Without Character, C o m merce Without Morality, Worship Without Sacrifice, Politics Without Principles, and Rights Without Responsibilities. In order for the world to be free f r o m the restrictions and injustice of passive violence, the world must strive to replace blunders with the united front of compassion, awareness, integration, social justice, and faith.

Arun Gandhi pictured with his grandfather and wife, Sunanda. The power of nonviolence lies, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi said, in empowering the individual to become "the change we wish to see in the world." Perhaps by challenging the averse racism perspectives and social justice idealologies on H o p e ' s campus, we can collaborate to at least solve o n e of the many blunders holding us all f r o m our full potential.

On February 10, the Assesment Comittee of Hope discussed experiences with issues of race and gender. As stated in the minutes: "On several measures, Hope has fewer students who engage in discussion about race and ethnicity and interaction with people of a different race or ethnicity." At the Dean s Council Meeting tomorrow, two members of this committee will be presenting their findings. Voice your perspective for the Multicultural Life Essay Contest. $300 in prizes for the winning papers, for more information contact Vanessa Green.

Averse Racism: Iselating what they don't understand Psychology 295 students Charles W. Green GUEST WRITERS

T h e Civil Rights M o v e ment led to t w o significant changes in this country: the abolition of de jure segregation and the extension of voting rights to African-Americans. We celebrate those changes, and w e should. However, w e c a n be so content with the w a y things are now that w e d o n ' t see a new kind of racism that pervades much of c o n t e m p o rary While America. Samuel Gaertner of the University of D e l a w a r e and John Dovidio of Colgate University have d o n e research for over twenty y e a r s on s o m e t h i n g they call "aversive racism." In their view, most While people today genuinely believe in treating all people fairly. However, dieir isolation in W h i l e social networks has left them ill-prepared lo live and work effectively with people of color. T h e y often feel anxious in interracial settings. That worries them because their anxiety d o e s n ' t fit with their o w n commitment lo being "color blind" about race. Inter-racial interactions, therefore, are aversive (i.e., unpleasant). A s a result, many While people seek ostensibly non-racial reasons for avoiding people of color. When they are in inter-racial interactions, they maintain their distance, physically and socially, and look for w a y s to leave as soon as possible. Furthermore, G a e r t n e r and D o v i d i o s h o w lhat while While people d o n ' t believe in ihe inferiority of people of color, they do believe in the superiority of Whites. In this view, it's not that others are bad, really, it's just thai there's something special, a little better, about being White. T h e upshot is that while there are very few

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" o l d - f a s h i o n e d " racists anymore, the country is practically full of " a v e r s i v e " racists. Surprisingly, aversive racism is directed more toward higher-status people of color than to those of lower status, suggesting lhat White people are more comfortable with people of color w h e n they are "in their place." Unfortunately, while aversive racism usually is expressed in subtle w a y s (flying beneath the radar of most While people's definitions of racism), the consequences of aversjve racism can be quite severe for people of color. Imagine being interviewed by s o m e o n e w h o unknowingly sends the m e s s a g e that she is uncomfortable with you or uninterested in your candidacy. Will you be able lo do your best? Probably nol. Imagine having your application for a promotion in the h a n d s of a group of people w h o , f o r reasons ihey c a n ' t quite articulate, have a difficult lime believing lhat you will be able lo do the j o b effectively. Our image of racists as the bad men in the while sheets keeps us f r o m seeing that, in spile of the absence of overt hatred, aversive racism leads many of us to think and act in w a y s that maintain racial inequality. Implications f o r Hope College A 2 0 0 2 National A c a d e m y of S c i e n c e s study lhat showed that while While American health-care w o r k e r s desire lo provide high-quality care to all their patients, Americ a n s of color are much less likely to receive adequate care than are Whiles, even w h e n

Will Nettleton GUEST WRITER

In his document entitled "Blunders of the World." Arun Gandhi describes the seven acts of passive violence that have caused conflicts throughout society. " M o h a n d a s K. Gandhi was convinced much of the violence in society and in o u r personal lives stems f r o m the passive violence that we commit against each other. H e described these acts of passive violence as the " S e v e n Brothers." Adding an additional "blunder." Arun said. "In the I n d i a n t r a d i t i o n of a d d i n g o n e ' s k n o w l e d g e to the a n c i e n t w i s d o m b e i n g passed on. and in keeping with what Grandfather said and w r o t e about responsibility. I have added an eighth item to the list of blun-

Nonviolent Response to Terrorism" during the evening of Thursday. March 10, 2005 at 7p.m. Following his s p e e c h , m e m b e r s of the c a m p u s c o m m u nity are invited to interact with Mr. Gandhi in a question and anGandhi mentoring his swer f o r u m as well as grandson Arun in the in an open seminar the m o ' s . following morning, Friday March 11 at 11 a.m. in Wichers Auditorium.

Becoming active in the community and impacting the world: Integrating social justice with faith

controlling for quality of i n s u r a n c e , e d u c a tional a c h i e v e m e n t , and family income. At each step in the healthcare system, there are differences, often small, that collectively h a v e a big i m p a c t .

E v e n well-educated and financially comfortable people of color receive inferior treatment and. therefore, are m o r e likely than Whiles lo die prematurely and to s u f f e r f r o m chronic illnesses. Aversive racism is at least partly to blame. We w o n d e r whether the same sort of thing happens here at Hope College. We mean well and, by While standards, that's what counts. But d o e s the accumulation of little things, things lhat by themselves can seem unimportant, result in a significantly lower quality of life f o r people of color on c a m p u s ? Even asking this question probably makes some people uncomfortable. T h e r e has to be a certain level of c o m f o r t f o r c o m m u n i cation to lake place. But w e can use discomfort (which is intrinsic to aversive racism) to keep communication f r o m occurring. O u r reluctance to be uncomfortable means that we start backtracking al the first sign of anxiety. preventing discussion of the real issues. Should we be rude or intrusive? Of course nol. But if you have surgery, y o u ' r e going to be sore. If w e need lo lalk about race in a way that gets beyond the lalk—and w e d o — then w e have to accept the fact lhat sometimes w e will be anxious. People of color at Hope College find themselves in uncomfortable situations all the lime. Dealing with some discomfort now and then isn't too much to ask of While people, and it might help them overcome their aversive racism.

T h e r e is a yearning for social j u s t i c e blossoming at Hope College and throughout the Christian community. In a world of injustice, what are w e as C h r i s t i a n s called to do if called at all? Can religion integrate with politics? T h i s January Jim Wallis spoke at the Veritas Forum promoting his new book and related its contents with the f o r u m ' s t h e m e of discernment. Seventeen Hope students gathered on February 5 with Professors Bouma-Prediger and Marc Baer to discuss Jim Wallis' book " G o d ' s P o l i t i c s : W h y the L e f t G e t s It Wrong and the Right Doesn't Gel It." Scott Parrolt described Ihe retreat as "...a wonderful opportunity lo dialogue about exactly what is means to be a follower of the teachings of Jesus here in ihis m o d e m age." Students discussed how Christian fellowship should influence their actions in both local and global contexts. It w a s noied that many students' worldviews dramatically c h a n g e d after studying abroad or visiting different cultures. With regards lo " G o d ' s Politics." Daniel Miller ( 4 05) said, " O n e of the b o o k ' s greatest values is its critique of both the Right and the Left, seeking cooperation. trying lo o v e r c o m e simplistic ideologies. W h i l e not always agreeing, w e w e r e blessed to begin to do this at the retreat a couple weeks ago; seeking ihe iruth, trying to love the truth, and b e g i n n i n g again to speak the truth in love, even while it hurts. We should again ask. W h a t would Jesus d o ? in the context of a widened universe of moral discourse." E v e n though not all agreed on solutions to the complex issues examined, most were united in pursuing social justice and relating it to personal faith. Students also discussed the challenge to pursue a vocation rather than just a "career." T h e distinction of vocation relies on the asking where o n e ' s gifts can be utilized to genuinely improve the world. Ultimately the students' search.for justice invigorated a need for action. Being i n f o r m e d about the world should just be the first siep. Discerning the meaning of i n f o r m a t i o n o n e has a c c u m u l a t e d is then necessary to ftilly understand c o m plexities. T h i s establishes a foundation for h o w lo act. Volunteering, writing representatives, joining student groups, and advocating social justice everyday were all initiatives these motivated students vowed to undertake. Wallis proclaims that w e as Christians need a greater vision of values, and we as college siudents need to contemplate and pray for the 3 6 million in the United Stales w h o live in poverty. Twenty-six million people have died in the A I D S pandemic, turning Christian and non-Christian heads alike. Several students also altended a retreat focusing on the impact of A I D S worldw i d e p r e c e d i n g the e v e n t s p r o m o t i n g awareness last week. Scott Parrolt said, "Both reireats w e r e wonderful opportunities to dialogue about exactly what is means to be a follower of the teachings of Jesus here in this m o d e m age. Il w a s an opportunity lo grapple with h o w w e s h o u l d walk in f a i t h here in America...there is such a w e s o m e responsibility here. It was an encouragement for m e to honestly discuss the interwoven w e b of major global problems ot our day in a Christian fellowship, such as poverty, the environment, injustice. AIDS, terrorism, and health c a r e . " T h r o u g h w o r l d w i d e awareness and cooperation, social justice is more than a prayer away but not impossible..

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Where is God in Sex, Love, Marriage and Dating?

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship takes a look at Song of Solomon INTFOCUS Anna Van Wyck GUEST WRITER

" D o you w a n t to love p a s s i o n a i c l y , be loved in return, a n d see y o u r love g r o w through the y e a r s ? " r e a d s the text on the Website f o r the S o n g of S o l o m o n video series by P a s t o r T o m m y N e l s o n of D e n t o n Bible Church. " G o d desires these things for you as w e l l . . a n d in the Song of Solomon, He describes h o w you can experience them in a satisfying, lifelong marriage." N e l s o n ' s Web site stated that this video series is i n t e n d e d to teach the v i e w e r f o u r things: h o w to decipher Godly characteristics in a possible mate, what to do to gel closer with your partner when resolving arguments, h o w to handle the desire f o r sexual intimacy, and what it m e a n s to take pleasure in longterm c o m m i t m e n t . InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, a Christian organization on H o p e ' s campus, covered the topic of dating while viewing the second segment of the seven-part series on Feb. 17. Kristen Pieper ( ' 0 8 ) a n d R a c h e l D a l e y ( ' 0 8 ) said it gave them "insights into relat i o n s h i p s in g e n e r a l . " P i e p e r and D a l e y


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stated that they e n j o y e d the group discussion format. M a l e and female students were able to separately talk about their views on Christian dating before joining together for a full group discussion. Pieper, daley and others sat in a large cirlce to discuss the main points of Pastor Nelson. Nelson said it is important for people in a dating relationship to spend time together, to cultivate respect for each other, and to have restraint. "Sex is not the main course |to marriage], it's the topping." said Nelson. H e also said, " W h e r e do you think w e got passion and desire f r o m ? We got it f r o m G o d . " Nelson put hard-to-understand verses into culturally relevant contexts. T h e pastor explained that raisins were considered an aphrodisiac in Song of Solomon 2:5 which states, "Strengthen me with raisins, refresh me with apples, f o r I am faint with love." Nelson applied this to the modern day by saying it is acceptable f o r Christians to have feelings of attracdon like this. InterVarsity will continue to examine the Song of Solomon in the basement of the Pillar Church every other Thursday at 7:33 p.m. T h i s v i d e o s e r i e s is o n e a s p e c t o f InterVarsity large g r o u p m e e t i n g s c a l l e d Crash. Crash, the name f o r a herd of rhinos.

w a s used by InterVarsity a f t e r m e m b e r s learned that rhinos run at 3 0 miles per hour while they can see only 30 f e e t ahead of themselves. Curt Wilson, the staff worker for InterVarsity's chapter at Hope, said the n a m e is a reminder that G o d only shows us o n e step at a time. Crash meets every other Thursday evening and includes teaching and fellowship. InterVarsity also includes K - g r o u p s and Prayer Fellowship. K-groups are InterVarsity's i n d e p t h version of a B i b l e study. T h e y arc named a f t e r the Greek word for fellowship. Koinonia. Every week there are three separate K-groups, each led by two students. T h i s semester they are looking at the book of A m o s . T h e leaders bring paper copies of the scripture without verse n u m b e r s and then encourage everyone to mark u p the text as they read and discuss it. Prayer Fellowship meets every Thursday at 3 p.m. to pray for 3 0 minutes in the President's R o o m at Graves Hall. S o far this semester. Prayer Fellowship has included activities such as p r a y e r walks, knocking on doors in d o r m s and talkng to Trygve and Prsident Bultman for personal needed prayer. In A m e r i c a , there are m o r e than 1,000

InterVarsity staff and 34,000 students and faculty. As stated on their Web site www.intervarsity.org, InterVarsity's mission is to "love G o d , reach the university, and develop world c h a n g e r s . " T h e organization started at H o p e with three people and has grown to 4 0 students in t w o and a half years. InterVarsity P r e s i d e n t K a t h e r i n e Yanney ('06) said. " O u r goal is to bring Jesus to campus and to e q u i p students with the tools to deepen their faith through authentic c o m m u nity and leadership training." InterVarsity offers numerous opportunities for leadership training. Every semester stud e n t s are e n c o u r a g e d attend a leadership training retreat. Elizabeth Shuter ( ' 0 6 ) . a leader for Prayer Fellowship, attended the leadership training retreat called G e n e s i s . Shuter said the retreat "gave ideas on h o w to approach people, and developed confidence enough to go up and talk to people about faith." Students can gain leadership skills through InterVarsity by b e c o m i n g a leader for either Crash, K-groups. or Prayer Fellowship. "People are really real h e r e . . . " said Shuter. ' T h e y k n o w they have problems, that God is the only way. and they want to help others."

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series InterVarsity Christian Fellowship sponsors a video series on the least talked about "censored" book of the Bible— meets at 7:33 p.m. at Pillar Church on 10th and College every other Thursday. This week s meeting, however, will be in the Cook Hall Lounge.


Dates for Song of Solomon Series March 3— The Art of Courtship March 17— The Art of Intimacy March 31—'The Art of Conflict April 14— The Art of Romance April 28— The Art of Commitment










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Using our money wisely Last week I went lo a budget meeting and w a s asked to examine T h e A n c h o r ' s budget for this and the u p c o m i n g school year. Looking through our budget for the past several years. I r e a l u e d even more fully just h o w m u c h m o n e y it takes to run a student organization. As the leader of o n e of the m o r e expensive student organizations on c a m p u s , 1 k n o w how important it is to have all the necessary items in order to allow our groups to run as smoothly as possible. However. I also know that the money w e spend is limited and must be used wisely. In a story about Winter Fantasia that ran in the February 9 issue of T h e Anchor, one S A C m e m b e r stated that each chocolate covered strawberry served at the dance w a s worth $30. 1 could buy a whole p a c k a g e of strawberries plus chocolate chips for much less than that at Meijer or S a m ' s Club. 1 don't know what other sorts of expenses w e r e incurred at the dance, or where the money to pay f o r them c a m e from. I find it to be an extravagant use of the student activities fee if this happens to be the case. Or if it c a m e from ticket sales, w h y not spend a little less and lower the prices so that students w h o could not afford it otherwise would be able to attend? In all the past years that I ' v e been here, I h a v e heard rumors that the budget f o r Dance Marathon is larger than that of T h e Anchor. W h y d o e s an organization w h o s e sole p u r p o s e is to raise money

Crossroads Chapel should not be made into parking lot To ihc Edilor, II s e e m s thai ihere are m a n y things lhat w e disagree on here at Hope. There are the people w h o say homosexualily is a sin all the way lo people w h o say homosexuality s h o u l d be c e l e b r a t e d . T h e r e are people like myself w h o have been lo very few sports events and there are folks like the Dew C r e w and people w h o c a m p oul lo be ihe first lo get H o p e vs. C a l v i n t i c k e t s . If there is o n e thing that w e could all a g r e e on, then I think lhat it

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o n l y u s e d by H o p e p e o p l e . During the week, many community activities go on at the C h u r c h inc l u d i n g d a n c e classes and Bible s t u d y . T h i s .church s e r v e s as a bridge between H o p e College and the community, especially the comm u n i t y of m i g r a n t w o r k e r s . Tell President B u l i m a n thai this church is more valuable as it is than as a parking lot or a new dorm. Save Crossroads Chapel. Joseph Tolton ('05)


need such a large budget? 1 am in n o w a y opposed to raising m o n e y for a good cause, but if it c o m e s to the point where more money is being spent than raised, w e might as well just write a check. A s every student probably already knows, there was a 5 . 5 % increase in tuition, room and board fees f o r the u p c o m i n g 20052006 school year. A s stated in a letter sent to students through c a m p u s mail, this increase "includes the cost of a limited health care plan for every student," the reasoning for this decision being a " m a r k e d l y diminished portability of health care w h i c h leaves students unable to use family insurance apart f r o m their local H M O approved physicians." Every year since I w a s a f r e sh m a n , I h a v e had to prove that my nationwide insurance plan was sufficient in order to avoid practically being forced to purchase Hope s plan. If students need this insurance, by all means, it should be m a d e available lo them. But it s h o u l d n ' t be forced upon those students w h o do not need it. And even if it is decided that e n o u g h students d o need this plan lo facilitate a tuition increase, the letter neglects to describe what this "limited" plan entails. For e x a m p l e , if a student has an accident and needs m a j o r surgery, will this

would be that w e should not turn a church into a parking lot. A local church called Crossroads Chapel that is on the corner of 12th St. and Lincoln belongs lo Hope College. T h e c o n g r e g a t i o n leases it f r o m Hope for a $ 1. There are Hope students and faculty m e m b e r s that attend this c h u r c h . If you h a v e n ' t been there for anything else, then perhaps you r e m e m b e r going ihere as your multicultural church for the Many Faces of Christianity religion course. This church is not, however.


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Trespassing - A person believed to be on ihe ban list by e m p l o y e e s of the Van Wylen Library was idenlified and asked to leave ihe library. T h e person was noi a student and w a s not on the ban list. H e w a s advised he should use the public library in the future.

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M i s c e l l a n e o u s - A resident of Holland reported they observed a Hope College Vehicle driving recklessly on Sunday, this is incident is being investigated. Suspicious Person - A male subj e c t w a s o b s e r v e d o u t s i d e of Dykstra Hall trying to get into the building. T h e subject was located and identified, he stated that he met a girl at Skiles and was trying to find her. T h e subject w a s asked to leave the area.

Suspicious Situation - A window w a s broken at Kollen Hall d u e to a snowball being thrown through it. Posied Friday. February 25

call f r o m a male asking for a person named Frazier and then said that he could protect the resident. It is believed this w a s a prank phone call but if others have received a similar call please report it to Cam-

Medical - A male subject passed out near College East Apartments." T h e subject w a s not a student and did not require any medical atten-

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D a m a g e to Property - A window w a s d a m a g e d at V o o r h e e s Hall, apparently s o m e o n e had tried to gain access to the building through

Posted Monday. February 21 Suspicious Phone Call - A resident at a cottage received a phone

c h a m p i o n of t h e chess board Sean Thurmer GUEST WRITER

Hope College had its l* Annual C h e s s Tournament, sponsored by Kings and Q u e e n s C h e s s Club, on February 21 ^ and 2 2 ^ . Participants included sixteen students and a professor, each of w h o m walked away with prizes like Star Theater and J P ' s gift certificates and travel chess

fessor Stoughton w a s my greatest challenge; he is truly a phenomenal player. I w a s relieved in ihe closing seconds of the tournament when the g a m e was almost over and I realized I w a s going lo win." When asked what was the best thing he got out of the t o u r n a m e n t he responded, "Having ihe opportunity to play against so many different styles of chess w a s great for me, 1 learned a lot about my game and definitely benefited f r o m the expe-

rience." C u r r e n t o f f i c e r s of K i n g s and Queens C h e s s C l u b w e r e delighted sets. with the turnout and the outcome. A f t e r f i v e r o u n d s of i n t e n s e The president of the club. Aaron matches. Hope College sophomore Kenemer. said after the conclusion Steven Rodriguez was dubbed the on Tuesday, "1 think this tournachampion after defeating freshman ment will be a staple of things to David Visser. Rodriguez said he come in the next few years. We've d i d n ' t expect to win, "1 expected to definitely set the bar high for fube competitive but I d i d n ' t expect ture club leadership, and w e think to win it all. T h e games were nerve racking at times, yet exciting. 1 this is a great building block for not only our c l u b ' s success, but for the would h a v e to say that playing pro-

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Steven Rodriquez ('07) was the winner of the first annual Kings and Queens tournament. The chess club is now in its second year at Hope.

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Last weekend. Coach Glen Van Wieren said goodbye to the Holland Civic Center. T h e new $ 2 2 million DeVos Fieldhouse is scheduled lo open next fall, closing the 51 years the Flying D u t c h m e n have called the Civic Center home. " W e ' l l be slarting a new tradition

ing to live forever." V a n W i e r e n h a s p l a y e d at the Civic Center since he himself attended Hope, and his play there has continued since b e c o m i n g the basketball coach in 1977. Hope bid the building g o o d b y e with a bang, holding off Calvin College 71-68

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last Wednesday. ESPN w a s at the scene to cover the game for next fall's series on college basketball's 10 best rivalries. Hope-Calvin is the only rivalry on the list that is not a Division-1 team, and as of Monday, the rivalry w a s the favorite with 83.9% of the vole. Current statistics and the chance to vole can be found at \l "WMLink4224256F" http:// proxv.espn.po.com/chat/ s p o r t s n a t i o n / polling?event i d = l l 9 4 . "Thai's my life," VanWieren said. "I mean. I ' v e invested my life in teaching and coaching at Hope, and seeing ihe e m o t i o n of those guys coming back, it was really just an a m a / i n g scene. I d o n ' i think there's a building in Holland, with the exception of the churches of this

great town. that has had more impact on ihis c o m munity." The Civic Center's 96 cushioned 33. ' seats, 33, 5 6 0 sugar maple planks, and 6 , 2 2 0 ceiling t i l e s w i l l be sorely missed by the team. "It's just a palace to play basketball in," VanWieren said. "Really, the tradition isn't the building — it's the people inside it," said Van Wieren. whose program also features a near-perfect graduation rate. " S o all w e ' r e doing is moving that



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tradition three-quarters of a mile lo our c a m p u s — w e haven't played a game on our caippus for 75 years. And the whole design of the Civic Center — the crowd being close to ihe court, the cushioned seals, the lighting — it's all going to be the same."

Work from 2 but n e v c r - t h e - l e s s g r a n d t h e f t h a s n e v e r sounded so sweet. While Hope has yet to have s o m e o n e singing the Caribbean Blues f r o m J a c k s o n ' s prison every student on camp u s h a s a media library that could rival the Library of Congress. T h e best part about procrastinating with music is you can combine it with m a n y of ihe a f o r e m e n t i o n e d forms. S o continue to turn the mustc up and the friends d o w n Hope y o u ' v e m a d e music

ous and 9 out of 10 limes a n a p prevails. Just ask Sarah Jared . . . no answer well that's because she is sleeping on the political science w o r k r o o m floor instead of writing her China and Japan paper. Sarah gels a golden star along with other Hope narcoleptics; m a y b e they can save their golden stars and h a n g them on their wall like a diploma. Keep u p the good work n u m b e r t w o nappers. 1. E b a u m s w o r l d . c o m - Utterly useless

n u m b e r five. 4 . Food - Played off as an essential part of life; food has b e c o m e the biggest scapegoat since Iraq. F r o m Papa J o h n ' s to S u b ' s N More students' late night eating habits have cardiologist cashing in on early retirements and Taco Bell c a s h i n g in on loose pocket change. H o p e ' s dietary elite finds gluttony more useful than excel making food n u m b e r f o u r on H o p e ' s what lo do instead of work

surprisingly self-gratifying and an e g o boost for all of those w h o thought they could dance but were a little uncertain of themselves until they watched the Aisha video. E b a u m ' s World has c o m e on to the procrastination scene faster lhan the bubonic plague. T h i s w e b s i t e of h u m o r o u s idiots is g o o d f o r a laugh at any lime of the night o r day. If you find yourself feeling stupid thank our President and watch his speech on tribal sovere i g n l y to help r e m i n d yourself that e v e n k n o w Plato r e m i n d s us w e k n o w n o t h i n g good ol' W. knows a lot less. H e r e ' s to you Mr. President and w e thank you e b a u m f r o m the bottom of our self-deprecaling souls. Does the above sound familiar? If so here's s o m e lips f r o m Dr. Sarah Hansen:

list 3. Video G a m e s - W h y struggle with the stress of reality when you can avoid doing anything meaningful with video games. W h e t h e r it is killing old p e o p l e in G r a n d T h e f t Auto or playing other addicts in Halo 2; video g a m e s have b e c o m e in many circles more important than midterms or g i r l f r i e n d s . Sexually frustrated and on the verge of failing all their classes' video g a m e addicts c h i m e in at n u m b e r three. 2. Naps W h y s l e e p at night when you can sleep during classes or study time. Hope stud e n t s find that though sleep is necessary it doesn't necessarily mean that d e a d l i n e s should get in its way. Let's consult c o l l e g i a t e rationality; w o r k on m y forty-page capstone paper or sleep. T h e c h o i c e is o b v i -

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Dealing with overwhelming tasks: -Instead of gelling started on a big project and d o i n g a little, w e continually put it off and do less important tasks. In reality, we rarely h a v e large c h u n k s (3-5 hours) of time.

cause w e ' r e "not in ihe right m o o d " to work on a certain project. However, there is usually at least one part of any project, which doesn't seem totally unpleasant. D o what you can.

How does a project get to be a year behind schedule? One day at a time. —Jim Grandstaff ('06) and must make do with smaller amounts. -Break the task into parts that can be accomplished in smaller time periods. For example, write the intro to a paper or read o n e of the 10 chapters y o u ' v e been putting off. -Use the " S w i s s C h e e s e " method: Poking holes in a large project creates "instant tasks" that require 5-15 minutes. It is possible to get something d o n e in 5 - 1 5 minutes. -Try the "Quit in 5 M i n u t e s " rule. Most of us can endure almost anything for five minutes. Just gelling started is the problem. Tell yourself you'll give a project five m i n u t e s and that y o u ' l l q u i l if you h a v e n ' t m a d e progress. Often, y o u ' l l end u p working productively much longer lhan thai. -Finally, y o u ' r e unlikely lo be a b l e to f i n i s h an e n t i r e project using the above methods so you may need lo schedule some larger chunks of lime. Dealing with unpleasant tasks: -We often procrastinate be-

-Build your motivation. Most research shows w e w o n ' t start something w e don't feel we can f i n i s h . Breaking large projects into smaller usually tends to i m p r o v e

motivation. - D o anything, as long as it is at least related to your lop priority project. -Identify what you are afraid of and deal with that. Procrastination often c o m e s f r o m unrealistic perfectionist tendencies, selfd o u b t . o r f e a r of c h a n g e . E v e r y p r o j e c t d o e s n ' t have to be p e r f e c t — c h o o s e a level that is " g o o d e n o u g h " for each task. -Procrastination can be overcome. A l w a y s r e m e m b e r to ask "What is the best use of my lime right n o w ? " With clear priorities you can get things done, have lime for fun, and avoid this problem nexl semester. T o Work o r Not To Work ? S o there you have it. Procrastination, the m o d e m day, five-syllable replacement for sloth has college campuses across the country in its grasp. Both sides of the issue h a v e been presented and all that's left is lo decide whether lo plop d o w n at the computer f o r some studious research or to waste away your lime with some mindless entertainment. " A s long as there's work lo be done." noted Sarah Jared after her nap. " I ' m g o n n a look lor something more f u n . "



Pressing tasks to be completed before beginning a new project.

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