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N E W S SNIPPETS

Shannon Craig

a s k e d for the c o m p r e h e n s i v e plan

ethnic diversity o n I l o p e ' s c a m p u s

than one language, an e n h a n c e d

STAFF W R I T E R

t o be r e v i e w e d . T h e specifics o f

and a s s e s s i n g the c o m p r e h e n s i v e

u n d e r s t a n d i n g o f cultures and the

the petition and w h a t motivated

plan in place. T h e plan a d d r e s s e s minority student r e c r u i t m e n t and

capacity to w o r k with individuals f r o m every c o r n e r o f the w o r l d , "

retention, increased m i n o r i t y fac-

Z u i d e m a and Yelding said in a letter to President J a m e s B u l t m a n .

O n T u e s d a y , Feb. 2 8 , H o p e C o l l e g e faculty and staff m e t t o d i s c u s s the final report f r o m the

t h e petition is u n k n o w n . . C o n v e n e d A u g u s t 2 0 0 5 , the

ad h o c c o m m i t t e e to review the C o m p r e h e n s i v e Plan t o I m p r o v e

c o m m i t t e e w a s led by G e o r g e D. Z u i d e m a o f the H o p e C o l l e g e

R e p o r t e d l y c o m m e n t s last w i n ter at the Board o f Trustees meet-

sor J o h n Yelding o f the e d u c a tion d e p a r t m e n t . Faculty, staff,

society a n d nation, living in a n inc r e a s i n g l y c o m p l e x global w o r l d .

ing p r o m p t e d a request t o review

students and a representative of

t h e c o m p r e h e n s i v e plan. Last spring, a petition w a s circulated

t h e b o a r d o f trustees m a d e up the

As a c o m m i t t e e , h o w e v e r , w e d o not b e l i e v e the c o l l e g e is fully

"If diversity is to b e c o m e an institutional value, then we

students

m u s t match o u r public rhetoric

to live and w o r k in a world that

with o u r act i ons , " Z u i d e m a and

c o m m i t t e e o f 20. The committee was charged

positioned

a m o n g faculty that w a s g i v e n to the b o a r d of trustees. T h e petition

with e x a m i n i n g both racial and

will increasingly d e m a n d

has

EDITORHN-CHIEF

Voorhees

( N S B E ) was approved yesterday by C a m p u s L i f e B o a r d to be a f u n d e d student organization

Hall,

frisbee golf hole n u m b e r eight,

prepare

more

w o r k is needed.

SEE ADMIT,

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T h e National Society of* Black E n g i n e e r s

toppled after high wind storm.

next fall. Erika H o w e l l ( ' 0 8 ) p r o p o s e d N S B E

A flagpole b y D i m n e n t C h a p e l which served as Frisbee golf

a s a student o r g a n i z a t i o n to the Extra C u r r i c u -

was

to

H o p e has m a d e progress t o w a r d a m o r e d i v e r s e c a m p u s but m o r e

Student Congress accepts

throughout the year. In N o v e m b e r , a t r e e b e t w e e n

nine

that

Minority Participation.

Erin L H o t t a

number

found

tural u n d e r s t a n d i n g . " W e are currently, a s a college,

has undergone some alterations

hole

committee

Profes-

new group, ups activity fee

Graves

The

Board o f T r u s t e e s and

recently expressed concern because the frisbee golf course

and

ulty and s t a f f p r e s e n c e , and cul-

BUDGET BATTLES:

CAMPUS LIFE BOARD EVALUATES FRISBEEGOLF Board

H O P E COLLEGE • H O L L A N D . M I C H I G A N

COMMITTEE RE-EXAMINES MINORITY RECRUITMENT

W H A T ' S INSIDE

Life

N O . 17

"SPERA IN D E O "

M A R C H 8. 2 0 0 6 • SINCE 1887

Campus

V O L . 119

also

r e m o v e d last w i n t e r . As spring nears, C L B hopes to d i s c u s s t h e c h a n g e in f r i s b e e golf holes, although they were u n a b l e to d i s c u s s t h e m a t t e r at their meeting yesterday.

lar Activities C o m m i t t e e in January. N S B E is the only n e w organization a d d e d next y e a r t o be f u n d e d t h r o u g h the Student Activity Fee. H o w e v e r , D e a n o f S t u d e n t s R i c h a r d Frost c o n f i r m e d y e s t e r d a y that the C L B a p p r o v e d the Triathlon C l u b to be a n official organization next year, p e n d i n g a m e e t i n g with h i m s e l f a n d Ellen A w a d , director o f student activities and G r e e k life. T h e

TOWELS SPARK FIRE IN PHELPS DRYER

Triathlon C l u b , h o w e v e r , will not b e f u n d e d

O n M a r c h 6, P h e l p s d e l a y e d lunch service until 11:15 a . m . b e c a u s e o f s m o k e in the b u i l d i n g caused by towels that caught on fire in a dryer in the b a s e m e n t o f Phelps Hail. . The towels belonged to H o p e Catering Services. Three fire trucks arrived to the scene after a custodian notified the college of the fire. T h e fire w a s put out quickly, although s m o k e lingered in the building for several hours after.

Lakeshore

Monday,

official o r g a n i z a t i o n . A a r o n H a w n ( ' 0 6 ) , p r e s i d e n t o f the S e x u a l ity R o u n d t a b l e : A F o r u m for G a y and Straight Students, said his g r o u p took " a f e w s t e p s " this y e a r t o w a r d s b e c o m i n g a n official org a n i z a t i o n o n c a m p u s . T h e g r o u p created a constitution, b u t did n o t appeal to E C A C to b e c o m e a f u n d e d o r g a n i z a t i o n . A c c o r d i n g to H a w n , the g r o u p has a t t e m p t e d t o b e c o m e a

becoming official." E v e n t hough student l e a d e r s like H a w n d e c i d e not to b e c o m e officially f u n d e d organizations, Josh P a y n e ( ' 0 7 ) , Student C o n g r e s s comptroller, said that t h e r e is an increase in student g r o u p i n v o l v e m e n t this year. T h i s increase, c o m b i n e d with large deficit and

JACK RIDL WINS "UGLY" CONTEST On

ty c o n c e r n s be a d d r e s s e d " b e f o r e b e i n g an

"in all honesty, w e w o n ' t gain that m u c h by

benchmark,

according to the E c o n o m i c Index.

s u p p o r t , but a s k e d that " s o m e f u r t h e r s a f e -

to appeal to E C A C this year b e c a u s e , h e said,

Ottawa County's economy's health dropped 2.3% from 2004,s

g a n i z a t i o n at this t i m e . T h e board e x p r e s s e d

f u n d e d organization in y e a r s past, a l t h o u g h t h e y w e r e d e n i e d f u n d i n g . H a w n c h o s e not

OTTAWA ECONOMY SUFFERS SLIGHT DROP

January

t h r o u g h t h e S t u d e n t A ctivity Fee. C L B did not a p p r o v e Water-ski C l u b to b e an official or-

Jack

SEE BUDGET,

Ridl,

was confirmed the "ugliest p r o f e s s o r . " In an e f f o r t t o r a i s e

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P H O T O EOFTOR J A R E O W I L K E N I N G

BREAKING RECORDS

— On M a r c h 4, both m e n ' s and w o m e n ' s b a s k e t b a l l t e a m s advanced to t h e NCAA " S w e e t 1 6 . " See page 8.

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WTHS PROGRAM REACHES OUT TO SPANISH-SPEAKERS ta y N u e v e Punto N u e v e : La Ra-

- h a v e a lot to o f f e r one a n o t h e r . " The students' language profes-

higher in the c o m i n g years. Without any regular S p a n i s h F M radio broadcast in the Hol-

m o n e y for Dance Marathon, A l p h a Phi O m e g a s p o n s o r e d an

"La Radio Que te Mueve" brings S p a n i s h

"ugly" contest. Students donated m o n e y t o o n e o f five p r o f e s s o r s

music, conversation

You," b r o a d c a s t s

news,

sor, M a r i a C l a u d i a A n d r e , also realized the need for a program t o

to Hope radio

c o n v e r s a t i o n , weather, sports and c o m m u n i t y e v e n t s t o H o p e and

serve H o l l a n d ' s nearly 8 , 0 0 0 H i s panic or Latino residents.

Evelyn D a n i e l

the s u r r o u n d i n g c o m m u n i t y , en-

A c c o r d i n g to the U.S. C e n s u s B u r e a u , 17.5 p e r c e n t , or 5 , 6 7 4

being overlooked. A n d r e and the Spanish dep a r t m e n t o f f e r e d the s t u d e n t s

p e o p l e in H o l l a n d speak S p a n ish at h o m e . O f those, nearly half

upper-level c o u r s e credit for taking on the c h a l l e n g e . W h i l e they

speak

very

w e r e uncertain o f the w o r k l o a d it

w e l l . " If trends in the U.S. continue, that n u m b e r c o u l d g r o w e v e n

would require. L i b e r B e z m e r t n e y

based on which looked "ugliest" in h u m o r o u s g e t - u p . The

event

raised

$280

in

total. Ridl r e c e i v e d b a l l o o n s , t i a r a a n d b e a u t y kit c o m p l e t e w i t h l o o f a a n d lotion. H e a l s o received an official certificate t h a t s a i d , " Y o u r u g l i n e s s is a n inspiration to us all."

FEATURES EDITOR

H o p e student radio b e c o m e s bilingual S a t u r d a y a f t e r n o o n s as six S p a n i s h s t u d e n t s take o v e r the a i r w a v e s . Their show on W T H S , "Ochen-

dio Q u e te M u e v e , " or, roughly, "89.9: The Radio That Moves music,

tirely " e n espaftol." "I feel like H o p e really n e e d s t o get involved with the c o m m u n i t y a lot m o r e , " said G e r a r d o R u f f i n o ( ' 0 8 ) , one o f the p r o g r a m ' s hosts. " W e both -

H o p e and Holland

E n g l i s h "less

than

land area, the s t u d e n t s realized a m a j o r portion o f the a u d i e n c e w a s

SEE

WTHS,

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NEWS

2

MARCH 8 , 2 0 0 6

PROPOSED EDUCATION CUT PROMPTS DEBATE Kurt Pyle SENIOR STAFF W R I T E R

T u c k e d inside t h e $2.7 trillion b u d g e t request by the B u s h a d m i n i s t r a t i o n for

a m o n g c o l l e g e students. S t a b e n o w argued education s p e n d i n g is

until they get them. " T h i s is a b o u t o u r values and priorities,"

a relatively small sliver o f the b u d g e t , b u t one w i t h h u g e implications for students.

she said, " a n d I d o n ' t think w e should s h o r t c h a n g e o p p o r t u n i t i e s for A m e r i c a n s ,

the 2 0 0 7 fiscal y e a r is a line item that has p r o m p t e d sharp criticism from D e m o c r a t s

T h e $2.1 billion cut is the e q u i v a l e n t o f

and a s t r o n g d e f e n s e f r o m R e p u b l i c a n s ; the

Iraq, S t a b e n o w said. "1 think w e h a v e

b u d g e t for the D e p a r t m e n t o f E d u c a t i o n . U n d e r the p r e s i d e n t ' s proposal, t h e E d u c a t i o n D e p a r t m e n t w o u l d see a cut o f S3.7 billion, or 6.4 percent, from its b u d g e t , a n increase f r o m the 1 p e r c e n t cut

o n e w e e k o f military s p e n d i n g

p r o p o s e d for last y e a r ' s b u d g e t . T h e cuts h a v e D e m o c r a t s u p in a r m s ,

the

light

particularly a f t e r a D e c e m b e r 2 0 0 5 b u d g e t

forward

bill d e c r e a s i n g f u n d i n g for student loans b y $ 1 2 . 7 billion p a s s e d 2 1 6 - 2 1 4 in the H o u s e

are n o t

We

shouldn't

have

to

as

such

income

students

considers

Bound

were

slated for cuts in last y e a r ' s

" t h e a m o u n t spent per pupil in e l e m e n t a r y

stagnant." T h e u p c o m i n g m o n t h s will d e t e r m i n e w h e t h e r President B u s h will be a b l e to see his cuts t h r o u g h in a b u d g e t year. T h e p r e s i d e n t ' s prestige is at n e a r all-time l o w s , with r e c e n t polls putting his approval rating

programs.

in the high 3 0 s . U n e a s e over

said H o p e grad Pete Hoekstra

president is evident within Republican ranks. " T h e p r e s i d e n t ' s annual b u d g e t r e q u e s t

duplicative

the P e r k i n s student loan p r o g r a m for l o w e r

sacrifice

holding

firm

with

the

R-Holland.

is only a r e c o m m e n d a t i o n , " said H o e k s t r a .

"Despite reducing f u n d i n g in s o m e a r e a s , "

" M e m b e r s o f C o n g r e s s take the p r o p o s a l

among

said, " t a x p a y e r dollars spent on e d u c a t i o n

into c o n s i d e r a t i o n d u r i n g negotiations, and they h a v e certain priorities that o f t e n result

D e m o c r a t s is that the a d m i n i s t r a t i o n will

w o u l d still b e up $ 1 2 billion, or 29 p e r c e n t , since 2001." M o s t o f this i n c r e a s e is

actual dollars spent o n specific p r o g r a m s . "

b u d g e t but w e r e saved.

M i c h i g a n student n e w s p a p e r s T u e s d a y . S u c h t e l e c o n f e r e n c e s a r e part of* a n opposition to the p l a n n e d cuts, particularly

he

Programs

Upward

the of

Education and would reduce funding for

day."

new.

o p p o r t u n i t y for s t u d e n t s , " said Sen. D e b b i e S t a b e n o w ( D - M I ) in a t e l e c o n f e r e n c e with

e f f o r t b y C o n g r e s s i o n a l D e m o c r a t s to rally

programs within Department

the cuts put in the B u s h plan

o f R e p r e s e n t a t i v e s a f t e r intense d e b a t e . 4t

a n d s e c o n d a r y s c h o o l s has nearly d o u b l e d , yet a c a d e m i c a c h i e v e m e n t has r e m a i n e d

them

of

is

budget. "The president's proposed budget would streamline them

Many of

funding

n o t necessarily the a n s w e r t o i m p r o v i n g education. "In t h e last 30 y e a r s , " H o e k s t r a said,

c h a n c e at s t o p p i n g t h e m , "

w h e n you s h i n e

L e f t B e h i n d A c t in 2001. R e p u b l i c a n s argue that

y o u n g or o l d . " Republicans have been equally strong in their d e f e n s e o f the

a

the s e n a t o r said. " I t ' s very hard to j u s t i f y

c o n n e c t e d to the p a s s a g e o f the N o Child

Stabenow

said

the

worry

c o n t i n u e to p r o p o s e cuts t o t h e s e p r o g r a m s

Hoekstra

in revisions to t h e p r e s i d e n t ' s b u d g e t a n d

PORTS CONTRACT OUTRAGES CONGRESS D u b a i Ports World w a s g i v e n

Chris Lewis

about

run b u s i n e s s a c q u i r e d the British

Bush administration approved of

E m i r a t e s a c q u i r e d rights t o o p e r a t e

firm for $ 6 . 8 m i l l i o n .

all m a j o r facilities at six A m e r i c a n

T h e United A r a b E m i r a t e s has b e e n linked to s u p p o r t i n g

the situation. " W e n e e d e d to k n o w that this

In late F e b r u a r y , a c o m p a n y owned

Right in your Backyard!

74 L 8 t h Street

by

the

United

Arab

seaports. T h e a n n o u n c e m e n t w a s f o l l o w e d b y o u t r a g e in C o n g r e s s , as m a n y d o u b t e d w h e t h e r a

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396-9000

including t h e

the

Sept.

world,

11 attacks.

S o m e o f t h e 9/11 h i j a c k e r s used

run the s e a p o r t s , w h i c h are vital

the

Arab

company's

t a k e o v e r o f t h e six p o r t s until the

w a s a d o n e deal, given the state of

where

we

are

concerning

security," Ehrlich said. A n o t h e r s t a t e m e n t that a r o u s e d uproar amongst

the l e a d e r s o f

national

T h e U n i t e d A r a b E m i r a t e s also

the nation w a s B u s h ' s p l e d g e that a n y legislation b l o c k i n g

security c h a l l e n g e t o c o n f r o n t u s

transferred shipments of smuggled

the transaction o f t h e p o r t s deal

is a w e a p o n o f m a s s d e s t r u c t i o n

n u c l e a r c o m p o n e n t s sent t o Iran

would be vetoed. The statement

g o i n g o f f in a U.S. city. Well, it c o u l d c o m e in a seaport. S o w e

and North Korea. Both Democratic

was especially surprising since P r e s i d e n t B u s h has yet t o v e t o

s h o u l d f o c u s o n w h a t it w o u l d take t o m a k e sure that d o e s n ' t

R e p u b l i c a n leaders w e r e s h o c k e d

any legislation d u r i n g his five

that

y e a r s in o f f i c e . " D o n ' t c o n f u s e m e with the

t o n a t i o n a l security. " T h e n u m b e r one

happen," Stephen Flynn, former C o a s t G u a r d c o m m a n d e r said.

the

same

president

and who

v o w e d t o d o a n y t h i n g h e c o u l d to protect the c o u n t r y w o u l d a p p r o v e

facts, m y m i n d is a l r e a d y m a d e

o f t h e port situation. " E n s u r i n g the security o f New Y o r k ' s port o p e r a t i o n s

u p , " B u s h said recently. M a n y Bush supporters

from

is p a r a m o u n t and I a m very c o n c e r n e d with the p u r c h a s e o f

c h a n g e p l a n s will a f f e c t his p o p u l a r i t y e v e n m o r e t h a n the

party leaders f r o m both h o u s e s o f

Peninsular & Oriental Steam b y

Iraqi

Congress. A British

D u b a i Ports World. 1 h a v e directed

a d m i n i s t r a t i o n s e e m s to feel very c o n f i d e n t a b o u t its decision. N o w that the deal is final,

the

surprise

of

many.

President Bush has been s u p p o r t i v e o f the deal t o g i v e the A r a b c o m p a n y control o f the despite

opposition

worried

are

that B u s h ' s r e f u s a l t o

war

has,

but

the

Bush

company

called

Oriental

Steam

t h e Port A u t h o r i t y o f N e w York and N e w Jersey t o e x p l o r e all

N a v i g a t i o n has m a n a g e d all d a y -

legal o p t i o n s that m a y be available

D u b a i P o r t s World will b e c o m e

t o - d a y operation o f p o r t s in N e w

to t h e m , " N e w York Gov. G e o r g e

the second-largest ports terminal

York, N e w Jersey, Philadelphia,

Pataki said, a c c o r d i n g to B l u f f

Baltimore, Miami and New O r l e a n s recently, a c c o r d i n g to

Country News. M a r y l a n d Gov. Robert Ehrlich

in the w o r l d a n d a portion o f the security o f the n a t i o n will lie in

PBS News.

w a s upset that M a r y l a n d o f f i c i a l s

Peninsular and

Now Looking for Part-Time Sales Assistant

around

t h e United A r a b E m i r a t e s as a n operational a n d financial base.

ports

• w i t h activation, other restrictions

terrorism

M i d d l e E a s t e r n c o u n t r y should

To

Cases ~ Clips ~ Chargers

r e c e i v e d n o n o t i c e in a d v a n c e

authority to run all six o f these ports o n F e b . 2 2 , a f t e r the state-

SENIOR STAFF W R I T E R

NE WS AROUND

THE

the h a n d s o f a c o u n t r y with past ties to terrorism.

WORLD

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T h e b o m b i n g o f a Shiite M o s q u e ( a b o v e ) has s p a r k e d v i o l e n c e

The

t h r o u g h o u t Iraq.

This bombing

v o t e d 2 8 0 - 1 3 8 in f a v o r o f r e n e w -

has caused discussion o f the p o s -

ing the Patriot Act yesterday. T h e v o t e r e n e w e d 16 p r o v i s i o n s o f the

ing with Sunnis. B y M a r c h I, the

Mon-Thur: 11:00am-l :00am Fri-Sat: n : 0 0 a m - 2 : 0 0 a m Sunday: 12:00pm-l 2:00am

ONWARD PATRIOT

sibility o f civil w a r in Iraq as outr a g e d S h i i t e ' s h a v e b e g u n fight-

2 8 0 N. River Road Holland, M I

DELIVERY

IRAQ CIVIL WAR

CARRYOUT

death c o u n t w a s at 3 7 9 and 4 5 8 w e r e injured in the violence.

T h e S u p r e m e C o u r t ruled in fav o r o f a l l o w i n g military recruiters on a n y c a m p u s that receives

House

of

Representatives

controversial act. "It ( T h e Patriot Act] will m a k e A m e r i c a m o r e secure, and t h a t ' s the b o t t o m line," S e n . Jon Kyi ( R - A Z ) said.

g o v e r n m e n t f u n d i n g o n Monday. T h e c o n t r o v e r s y w a s rooted in the m i l i t a r y ' s " d o n ' t ask, d o n ' t tell" policy c o n c e r n i n g h o m o s e x u a l i t y . A l t h o u g h s o m e c o l l e g e s considered this discrimination, the S u p r e m e C o u r t voted u n a n i m o u s l y in f a v o r o f c o n t i n u i n g recruiting.


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GPS event sells out in record time

T H I S W E E K IN A R T Wednesday March 8 Coolbeans Entertainment Luminescence: 9 : 1 5 p.m 1 2 t h Street Harmony: 1 0 : 0 0 p.m.

T h e final event f o r the G r e a t

Kletz. Free.

P e r f o r m a n c e Series recently sold o u t in record t i m e . L a d y s m i t h

Knickerbocker Film Series "Balzac and the Uttle Chinese Seamstress" Knickerbocker Theatre.

Black M a m b a z o is set to p e r f o r m o n Wednesday, M a r c h 15, at

March 6-10: 7 and 9 : 1 5 p.m. $6.

Used Book Sale VanWylen and Music Libraries. Prices vary. Now through March 24.

Thursday Dance 3 2

March 9

Main Theatre. $ 5 for students.

March 1 0

C h a p e l . T h e tickets for this s h o w sold o u t t h r e e w e e k s in a d v a n c e , a feat n e v e r b e f o r e a c c o m p l i s h e d

is an a l l - m a l e a capella g r o u p

SAC Movie: "The Chronicles of Namia" March 5: 3 p.m: Graves. $2.

March 1 1

on

stage

with

Leah B l a c k n e y - C e l l o

D e s p i t e the f a m e o f L a d y s m i t h ,

DePree Art Center. Through March 1 2 .

is

not

unusual.

E v e n t h o u g h this is t h e earliest sellout w e ' v e h a d , the tickets are m o r e a v a i l a b l e n o w t h a n they h a v e b e e n in past y e a r s d u e to o u r

BOOK SALE AT VAN WYLEN LIBRARY holding

a

Wylen book

Library

sale

[;.

SOLD-OUT -

said.

" M a n y p e o p l e h a v e seen

L a d y s m i t h in o t h e r c o n c e r t s a n d w e k n e w that this s h o w w o u l d sell o u t q u i c k l y . " A c c o r d i n g t o E m e r s o n , there

through

M a t t Oosterhouse A f t e r the

recent

concert

successes

of

both fiction a n d n o n f i c t i o n , inc l u d i n g m a n y art catalogs, K - 1 2 e d u c a t i o n a l m a t e r i a l s a n d travel

A m o n g r u m o r s that h a v e b e e n floating a r o u n d the H o p e c o m m u n i t y , is the possibility o f

b o o k s . Prices vary.

b r i n g i n g a l u m n u s and f o r m e r A n c h o r A r t s Editor, S u f j a n S t e v e n s ( ' 9 7 ) , t o c a m p u s .

A CAPELLA GROUPS TO PERFORM AT COOLBEANS Tonight, M a r c h 8, the w o m e n ' s a capella g r o u p . L u m i n e s c e n c e , will p e r f o r m at t h e C o o l b e a n s C o f f e e h o u s e E n t e r t a i n m e n t in t h e Kletz at 9:15 p . m . The nine-member group consists o f Jess S c h m i d t ( ' 0 6 ) , Claire Tyner ( ' 0 7 ) , H a y l e y K e e l e r ( ' 0 7 ) , Bethany

Wichman ('07), Chantelle Kramer ( ' 0 8 ) , K e l l y Sina ( ' 0 8 ) , M a g g i e H e l l n e r ( ' 0 8 ) , Ally M c L e o d f O S ) and Mary Davis ('09). S e l e c t i o n s will i n c l u d e " D e s p e r a d o , " " W a l k i n g on B r o k e n and " Y o u Raise M e U p . " F o l l o w i n g L u m i n e s c e n c e will be t h e n i n e - m e m b e r m e n ' s a capella g r o u p , 12th Street H a r m o n y , w h o will p e r f o r m at 10 p.m.

VWS TO HOST POET College

Visiting

o n Wednesday, M a r c h 15, at 7 p.m. at the K n i c k e r b o c k e r T h e atre. A d m i s s i o n is free. R o e s e r is the w i n n e r of the 2 0 0 5 G r e a t L a k e s Colleges A s s o c i a t i o n ' s N e w Writer Award and is c u r r e n t l y the J e n n y M c K e a n M o o r e Writer-in-Washington at G e o r g e W a s h i n g t o n University. H e r first b o o k o f p o e m s , Motion,"

won

the

. S a m u e l F r e n c h M o r s e Prize given by N o r t h e a s t e r n U n i v e r s i t y Press. T h e H o p e C o l l e g e Jazz E n s e m b l e will p r o v i d e m u s i c b e g i n n i n g at 6 : 3 0 p.m.

first 6 0 0 w e n t t o classes, Phelps Scholars and G P S subscribers. Another

2 0 0 w e n t quietly

and

requested by

s t u d e n t s and

the

p u b l i c for y e a r s , but tickets t o this p e r f o r m a n c e are m u c h less

quickly. By the t i m e tickets w e n t on sale, there w e r e only 2 0 0 left,

e x p e n s i v e than

and those w e r e g o n e in 2 4 hours.

elsewhere.

mater. A l e x Griffith ( ' 0 9 ) , a f a n o f S t e v e n s ' m u s i c , e x p r e s s e d his c o n c e r n o v e r S t e v e n s '

what

it w o u l d

n o r m a l l y c o s t to see L a d y s m i t h

Sufjan Stevens cannot perform within two to three months and SO miles oja venue that he last played at.

2 0 0 5 , w h i l e he has n o t yet p l a y e d at his a l m a

[ p e r f o r m at] C a l v i n instead o f H o p e , " he

students,

Leman

('09),

shared

in

Griffith's

frustration a n d e x p r e s s e d his o w n c o n c e r n o n

a n invitation t o h i m , " L e m a n said. Q u i t e the contrary, a c c o r d i n g to J o n O m e e , H o p e ' s c o n c e r t coordinator. " H o p e has been trying really hard to get S u f j a n S t e v e n s , " O m e e said.

since h e p l a y e d at C a l v i n C o l l e g e t w i c e in

Hope College

said. Mike

t h e matter. "I h a v e heard that w e h a v e n ' t e v e n e x t e n d e d

choice of venue. "I a m upset that a H o p e a l u m n u s w o u l d

discussion among

" C a l v i n simply

got to h i m b e f o r e w e d i d . " O m e e a d m i t t e d that S t e v e n s has an u n u s u a l SEE

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Tulip Time Festival to host Jars of Clay at the DeVos Fieldhouse Silver, a local b a n d , will b e the

2 2 for limited-seating r e s e r v e d

be hosting the G r a m m y Award w i n n i n g b a n d . Jars O f Clay, o n

o p e n i n g act. T h e concert will be the first

floor tickets. G e n e r a l a d m i s s i o n tickets will g o on sale o n M a r c h

W e d n e s d a y , M a y 10 in the D e V o s

ever t o b e held at H o p e C o l l e g e ' s

15.

Fieldhouse. T h e concert is at 6 : 3 0 p . m ,

n e w fieldhouse. Tickets for t h e e v e n t will be

e x c l u s i v e l y o f f e r e d to c h u r c h e s . Christian ministries, and H o p e

with d o o r s o p e n i n g at 6 p . m . A g

o n sale f r o m M a r c h 1 t o M a r c h

C o l l e g e students.

T h e Tulip T i m e festival will

T h e p r i m e floor s e a t s a r e

T i c k e t prices are $ 1 8 ( p l u s $ 3 . 2 5 h a n d l i n g f e e p e r ticket). T i c k e t s m a y be ordered o n l i n e at w w w . t u l i p t i m e . c o m / j a r s , via p h o n e at 1 . 8 0 0 . 8 2 2 . 2 7 7 0 or b y visiting the Tulip T i m e o f f i c e at 171 L i n c o l n Ave (Train D e p o t ) .

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Writers Series is will feature a w a r d - w i n n i n g poet D a n a R o e s e r

"Beautiful

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w e r e 1,000 tickets available. T h e

S t e v e n s , a n Indie-rock artist b a s e d in N e w York, has b e e n a s o u r c e o f controversial

Glass," "Goodnight my Angel,"

Hope

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No Sufjan yet: Hope's eye set on other big name for spring semester

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M a e and C o p e l a n d , o n e c a n o n l y h e l p but t o a s k " W h a t is next for the s p r i n g s e m e s t e r ? "

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NEWS

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MARCH 8 , 2 0 0 6

Local restaurant ministers to gang youths Cromartie experienced

Jenny C e n c e r

g a n g activity

first h a n d as a f o r m e r d r u g d e a l e r in Phila-

SPORTS EDITOR

After a recent desecration of Holland's

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W i n d o w o n the W a t e r f r o n t p a r k , q u e s t i o n s

C r o m a r t i e b e l i e v e s that

b e g a n to re-arise c o n c e r n i n g g a n g activity

t o h e l p kids, y o u ' v e gotta g o into their

in the area. T h e graffiti

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seen on b e n c h e s , m o n u m e n t s and s i d e w a l k s o f

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the p a r k

all

consisted

going to help kids,you've

gotta go into their world."

s l a n d e r s , yet n o culprits h a v e yet b e e n a p p r e -

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h e n d e d , and o f f i c i a l s m a y h a v e f a l s e l y a s s u m e d that the spray

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world." S h e e n c o u r a g e s all o f her employees to pursue j o b training a n d t e a c h e s

Lisa C r o m a r t i e ,

o f s y m b o l s and v a r i o u s

OFF'

delphia. A y o u t h g r o u p o r g a n i z e r for 16 years,

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t h e m h o w to live a normal life and to care for themselves without the

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paint artists w e r e g a n g m e m b e r s . L o c a l restaurant o w n e r , Lisa C r o m a r t i e ,

gang. C r o m a r t i e h o p e s that t h e police o f f i c e r s o f H o l l a n d b e c o m e stronger leaders a n d

b e l i e v e s that this c y c l e o f g a n g activity c a n

e n c o u r a g e r e f o r m e d m e m b e r s o n their ac-

V

be o v e r c o m e . C r o m a r t i e o p e n e d a Phillystyle d i n e r in N o v e m b e r called " L i s a M o V

complishments. " C o p s s h o u l d b e l i e v e in t h e s e s k i d s so

on W a s h i n g t o n Ave. S h e e m p l o y s y o u n g p e o p l e , m o s t o f w h o m are f o r m e r or ac-

t h e y b e l i e v e in t h e m s e l v e s , " C r o m a r t i e said. " L e a d e r s in this c o m m u n i t y m a k e m y

tive g a n g m e m b e r s as an e x t e n s i v e y o u t h

j o b harder. T h e r e ' s s o m u c h d o u b l e talk

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I first a i r e d F e b . 18. W T H S ' s m o v e t o t h e

Bruggers ('09), Alain

Galindo ('06), Jacob Holton ('07),

Martha Miller Center may enable them

Mark

to i n c r e a s e a i r t i m e to t w o s h o w s e a c h

Panaggio ('09) and

Ruffino

w e e k and m a k e the show more polished

W h i l e w o r k i n g on the s h o w

by a l l o w i n g the hosts to r e c o r d and edit

is

t h e p r o g r a m s in a d v a n c e .

coun-

While a single radio program m a y

tries, the b e n e f i t s are not j u s t for

not be enough to bridge the gap between

t h o s e a l r e a d y f l u e n t in t h e l a n g u a g e .

the

are

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s t u d e n t at H o p e

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Holton

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t h e d a y of t h e p e r f o r m a n c e . Series Tickets a r c available for S50.00. LIGHT FOOD AND BEVFRAGES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT EACH SHOW.

B o a r d o f D i r e c t o r s ; M i c k B a r n e y , M a r y G e o r g e , M i t c h H a l l . Lynn K o t c c k i . C a l L a n g e j a r u , B i l l M c A n d r e w , fay Pclt-rs, B o b S c h u l / e , j o h n T a m m i General Manager: Brian Dykema

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can get a

English-speaking

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s e e it a s a s t e p in t h e right direction. By promoting cultural

greater awareness

a n d o p e n i n g u p the line of c o m m u n i c a -

Jacob Holton ('07) = = = = = = = = = = = =

t i o n , t h e s h o w is o n e small w a y to lessen the language divide.

without in m y

" T h e r a d i o s h o w is a v e h i c l e t o p r o -

o p i n i o n it is a lot m o r e e n j o y a b l e

m o t e cultural awareness, and cultural

than doing h o m e w o r k or labs."

a w a r e n e s s is w h a t c a n b r i d g e t h a t g a p , "

tive S p a n i s h speakers as well.

are $ 1 2 . 0 0 advance and $ 1 5 . 0 0

and

view of Hope."

The p r o g r a m serves H o p e ' s na-

General Sealing ticket prices for each show

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c o m m u n i t i e s in H o l l a n d , t h e s t u d e n t s

radio program provides a

great opportunity for every Spanish

skills,"

Munrrngton

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Spanish-speaking

to improve their

RIVALRY

tickets may be purchased at the theatre one-hour prior to each show.

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h e l p f u l t o its h o s t s , s e v e r a l o f w h o m

Tickets for all Live At The Park shows may be purchased on-line al www.parktheatre.org or in person at Reliable Sport at 250 South River Avenue, next to The Park Theatre in Downtown Holland. Based on availability,

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Show Sponsor.

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REACHING HOLLAND YOUTH - Lisa C r o m a r t i e offers j o b s to former and c u r r e n t g a n g m e m b e r s a t her restaurant, "LisaMo's," on W a s h i n g t o n Avenue.

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Holton said. " W e provide a sort of window through which the Latino c o m m u -

" M y Spanish-speaking friends en-

nity can get a d i f f e r e n t v i e w of H o p e .

j o y t h o s e t w o h o u r s a n d a r e g l a d to

T h e y can s e e six H o p e C o l l e g e students,

h a v e s o m e p r o g r a m m i n g that t a k e s

all c o m i n g f r o m v e r y d i f f e r e n t b a c k -

their interests

grounds, and each representing a difter-

into consideration,"

Holton said. The show, written, designed and

ent s i d e o f H o p e . "

p r o d u c e d c o m p l e t e l y by the students.

d a y s f r o m 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

" L a R a d i o Q u e te M u e v e " a i r s S a t u r -


FEATURES

5

MARCH 8 , 2 0 0 6

Not just textbooks: Faculty, staff craft masterpieces Lindsay M a n t h e i COPY EDITOR

Evelyn Daniel FEATURES E D I T O R

d e n t s b e g a n their n o v e l s with a w r i t i n g

w o u l d finish," T r e m b l e y said. " A m a z i n g l y ,

party i m m e d i a t e l y after m i d n i g h t o n Feb.

no o n e a s k e d . "

In an a c a d e m i c setting like H o p e C o l lege, it's o f t e n easy to f o r g e t that p r o f e s sors are c a p a b l e o f r e a d i n g or w r i t i n g a n y t h i n g but t e x t b o o k s . H o w e v e r , several

F o r f o u r w e e k s , 12 creative writing

1. B e c a u s e they w e r e not p e r m i t t e d to plan w h a t they w o u l d w r i t e until j u s t the w e e k

The taste of success

s t u d e n t s sacrificed it a l l — t h e i r social

b e f o r e , m a n y w e n t in a l m o s t entirely blind.

E a c h o n e o f her s t u d e n t s finished a novel

ten a n d published s u c c e s s f u l n o v e l s dur-

lives, their sleep, and n e a r l y their sanity. T h e i r t a s k w a s to w r i t e a c o m p l e t e n o v -

T h e y had until 6 p.m. M a r c h 1 t o c o m p l e t e

b y M a r c h 1. S o m e finished early, ( C o r n e l l

e l - 5 0 , 0 0 0 w o r d s , or a p p r o x i m a t e l y 175

the task. A s the m o n t h p r o g r e s s e d , t h e g r o u p

finished in j u s t eight d a y s ) w h i l e o t h e r s w r o t e right u p to the d e a d l i n e ( S c h r o t e n -

ing their t e n u r e s at H o p e . A l b e r t Bell, a history p r o f e s s o r at

p a g e s - i n j u s t one m o n t h . T h e s t u d e n t s are enrolled in the E n g -

g r e w c l o s e , s h a r i n g e x p e r i e n c e s o f sore e y e s , sore wrists and o c c a s i o n a l w r i t e r ' s

boer w r o t e 15,000 w o r d s in the last 24

lish d e p a r t m e n t ' s c r e a t i v e fiction writing

block. T h e y m e t regularly t o write t o g e t h -

hours). N o v e l writing is an a c c o m p l i s h m e n t that

c o u r s e . T h e novel had j u s t t w o requirements: to meet the word count, and to

er, both in c l a s s a n d o u t at p l a c e s like J P ' s

m a n y a s p i r e to, but f e w actually a c h i e v e . In

ing w h e t h e r to p u r s u e a history or a n E n g lish d e g r e e . T h o u g h he e v e n t u a l l y sided

a n d L e m o n j e l l o ' s , a s a w a y to k e e p one an-

2 0 0 4 , for e x a m p l e , 4 2 , 0 0 0 p e o p l e signed

with history, w r i t i n g has continued to b e

h a v e a c o m p l e t e story a r c — a plot with a

other o n task.

u p online f o r N a N o W r i M o , but o n l y 6 , 0 0 0

a h o b b y for Bell. " W r i t i n g c a n b e c o m e a d d i c t i v e , " Bell

s u c c e s s f u l l y finished. " A lot o f p e o p l e w h o say they w a n t to be

beginning, middle and end. They would w r i t e for quantity, not quality. P r o f e s s o r Elizabeth T r e m b l e y o f t h e

"People are always saying, 'I'm going to write

E n g l i s h d e p a r t m e n t heard a b o u t the N a -

a novel before I die,' We've actually

tional N o v e l W r i t i n g M o n t h p r o g r a m

done it."

— Jeremy Benson ('08)

( a b b r e v i a t e d N a N o W r i M o ) , w h i c h inv i t e s t h o u s a n d s o f participants a n n u a l l y

writers hit 5 0 or 6 0 pages and then s t o p , " T r e m b l e y said. " T h e g l o w fades. T h e y hit that w a l l . " For m a n y o f the students, w r i t i n g their first f u l l - l e n g t h n o v e l is the a c h i e v e m e n t o f

t o w r i t e a n entire n o v e l b e t w e e n Nov. 1 W h i l e w o r k i n g t h r o u g h their novels,

and N o v . 30. "I learned a b o u t it last fall and t h o u g h t ,

t h e y w e r e not a l l o w e d to look b a c k or re-

' W h a t a great c e n t e r p i e c e for a 300-level writing c o u r s e , ' " T r e m b l e y said. H e r d e p a r t m e n t agreed, a n d she b e g a n

a lifelong goal. " P e o p l e are a l w a y s saying, ' I ' m g o i n g

p r o f e s s o r s and staff m e m b e r s h a v e writ-

H o p e , has written several s u c c e s s f u l n o v els. H e b e c a m e interested in writing in high school and had a t o u g h t i m e decid-

said. " S o m e t i m e s you w r i t e a p a g e a n d y o u sit back and think ' D a m n , t h a t ' s good.'" F o r Bell, writing a novel usually t a k e s a b o u t a year and a half f r o m b e g i n n i n g t o s e n d i n g it t o the publisher. Bell's m o s t recent b o o k , " D e a t h G o e s D u t c h , " w a s p u b l i s h e d b y C l a y s t o n e B o o k s , a small

vise in any way, e v e n if internal inconsis-

to w r i t e a novel b e f o r e 1 d i e , " ' said J e r e m y B e n s o n ( ' 0 8 ) . " W e ' v e actually d o n e it,

p u b l i s h i n g h o u s e out o f N o r t h Carolina. "I w o u l d r e c o m m e n d w o r k i n g with

tencies arose. A s a result, m a n y quickly

m a n y o f us b e f o r e w e ' r e e v e n 2 1 . "

a s m a l l e r press. E v e r y o n e is personally

W h i l e all o f the s t u d e n t s a g r e e that the

interested in your w o r k . It's m o r e like w o r k i n g with f r i e n d s than with a busi-

p l a n n i n g H o p e ' s o w n v e r s i o n o f a novel

d i s c o v e r e d a u s e f u l plot device: killing o f f c h a r a c t e r s w h e n e v e r they got too b o r i n g .

writing m o n t h for the s p r i n g s e m e s t e r in

" N o t h i n g w a s really h a p p e n i n g , so I de-

c o u r s e should be o f f e r e d again, T r e m b l e y b e l i e v e s it is unlikely that it will b e c o m e

h e r English 3 5 4 class. First, h o w e v e r , she b e l i e v e d it w a s important t o take on the

c i d e d t o kill m y m a i n c h a r a c t e r " said Erin

an annual u n d e r t a k i n g . M o r e likely, the

W i c k e n s ( ' 0 6 ) . " A f t e r that, I w r o t e 15,000

c o u r s e will be o f f e r e d e v e r y f e w y e a r s in

w o r d s in o n e d a y . " T h e s t u d e n t s w e r e e n c o u r a g e d t o tell

response to demand. T h e n e w n o v e l i s t s h a v e learned to s e p a -

their f r i e n d s a n d f a m i l i e s a b o u t w h a t they w e r e d o i n g well in a d v a n c e as " a g e n t s o f

rate the glory f r o m reality to gain a g r e a t e r understanding of what professional writing

y o u ' r e g o i n g to write w h a t y o u w a n t t o w r i t e o r if y o u ' r e g o i n g t o write w h a t will

guilt a n d terror" t o hold t h e m a c c o u n t a b l e

is truly like. "It is a thrill, if a n y t h i n g , " said N a t h a n D e Y o u n g ( ' 0 6 ) . " I t ' s like r u n n i n g a r o u n d

sell," he said. " B e h o n e s t with y o u r s e l f

c h a l l e n g e herself. "I believed it w a s very important that I do this w i t h t h e m , " T r e m b l e y said. " T h e m o r e 1 t h o u g h t a b o u t it, t h o u g h , the m o r e I realized it w a s i m p o r t a n t to b e attending to t h e m as their c h e e r l e a d e r as they w e n t t h r o u g h this p r o c e s s . "

Making the commitment Trembley completed her own 30-day n o v e l t h e N o v e m b e r b e f o r e t e a c h i n g the c o u r s e . W h e n it c a m e t i m e f o r the stud e n t s ' turn, she w a s ready. S h e m e t with e a c h s t u d e n t in a n individual c o n f e r e n c e

w h e n sticking with it b e c a m e difficult. "I d i d n ' t w a n t to h a v e to look p e o p l e

a b o u t h o w to write. You need t o d e c i d e if

and b e p r e p a r e d for a l o n g and difficult process." Bell's c o l l e a g u e . P r o f e s s o r Fred J o h n -

in the w i n t e r without s h o e s on. It's f u n for

Chelsea Schrotenboer ('09). A s the d e a d l i n e g r e w nearer, c o m p l e t i n g

a b o u t 10 s e c o n d s , a n d then it's just cold.

son has p u b l i s h e d several n o v e l s with

F i n i s h i n g is like g o i n g inside a n d getting

their n o v e l s g r e w i n c r e a s i n g l y stressful.

hot c h o c o l a t e — a w a r m and f u z z y feel-

N e w York-based R a n d o m H o u s e . J o h n s o n ' s said he r e m e m b e r s first w r i t - •

"I w a s s o stressed I g o t physically s i c k t w o d a y s b e f o r e it w a s d u e , " S c h r o t e n b o e r said. "I w a s t h r o w i n g up, I w a s s o n e r v o u s . That had its benefits, t h o u g h , b e c a u s e I had

getting t h e m s e l v e s into. 4 i d o n ' t think d o i n g s o m e t h i n g like this is a d e c i s i o n that c a n be m a d e light-

spend my whole time writing." T h e students w e r e not told w h a t the

ly," said K a t i e C o r n e l l ( ' 0 8 ) , one o f the

ish their n o v e l s in t i m e . W h i l e T r e m b l e y had w o r k e d out a g r a d i n g scale in a d v a n c e

a commitment." After almost a month of preparation f o r w h a t they w o u l d u n d e r t a k e , the stu-

t i n u e w r i t i n g for f u n . " D o n ' t listen t o w h a t a n y o n e tells you

in the eye a n d tell t h e m 1 h a d f a i l e d , " said

b e f o r e t h e c o u r s e b e g a n t o m a k e sure they w e r e fully^ a w a r e o f w h a t they w e r e

novelists in the c o u r s e . "It is f o r p e o p l e w h o are really ready to m a k e that kind o f

n e s s , " he said. Bell e n c o u r a g e s y o u n g writers to c o n -

a legitimate e x c u s e t o m i s s classes and just

ing." T h e students n o w h a v e an e x p e r i e n c e they c a n carry with t h e m for t h e rest o f

ing in third grade. His h o b b y b l o s s o m e d into a passion t h r o u g h o u t his s c h o o l i n g and in g r a d u a t e school he w o n several

their lives. T r e m b l e y c o u l d n o t be m o r e pleased with her c l a s s ' s a c c o m p l i s h m e n t .

a w a r d s for fiction, nonfietion a n d poetry.

"1 felt like a p r o u d g r a n d p a r e n t , " T r e m -

writing seriously, h e n e e d e d t o find an agent. S i n c e that t i m e , h e Has published

bley said. "I a m very p r o u d o f t h e m . "

S o o n , he realized that if h e w a n t e d to take

successful

c o n s e q u e n c e s w o u l d be if they did not fin-

novels,

including

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sweet" and "Other Men's Wives." J o h n s o n said the p r o s a n d c o n s o f large

Ready to try for yourself?

a n d small p u b l i s h i n g h o u s e s are r o u g h l y

she t a u g h t the class as though a c o m p l e t e d

Check out

equal. H e said the trick is finding a g o o d

n o v e l w a s the only o p t i o n . "I w e n t o n the a s s u m p t i o n that e v e r y o n e

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in c a s e s o m e did not reach the w o r d limit,

editor. " S o m e editors h e l p t o g r o w a u t h o r s and really invest in e a c h author," h e said. J o h n s o n a d v i s e s y o u n g writers t o k e e p d o i n g w h a t they love. " N u r t u r e y o u r s k i l l s — p u t f e e l i n g and passion into y o u r w o r k . R e a d e r s c a n s e n s e it c o m i n g o f f the p a g e , " J o h n s o n said. P r o f e s s o r s a r e n ' t the only p e o p l e at H o p e w h o h a v e s u c c e s s f u l l y w i e l d e d the pen. F o r m e r H o p e staff m e m b e r J a c q u e line C a r e y is a f a n t a s y novelist w h o has written several s u c c e s s f u l novels. C a r e y started writing in high school a s a h o b b y and realized she w a n t e d to be a full time a u t h o r w h e n she spent six m o n t h s w o r k ing in a b o o k s t o r e in England a f t e r college. C a r e y w o r k e d for 10 y e a r s in D e P r e e Art C e n t e r as she p u r s u e d her passion for writing. H e r first s u c c e s s f u l fantasy novel " K u s h i e l ' s D a r t , " published in 2 0 0 1 , m a d e a splash in the p u b l i s h i n g w o r l d . O t h e r

j e r e m y b e n s o n

titles include " K u s h i e l ' s Avatar," " K u s h iel's C h o s e n , " " B a n e w r a k e r : Part O n e o f the S u n d e r i n g , " " G o d s l a y e r : Part T w o o f the S u n d e r i n g , " and " K u s h i e l ' s S c i o n " is slated to c o m e o u t in J u n e 2006.


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The countdown is officially 50 days T h e c o u n t d o w n is officially 5 0 days. F i f t y d a y s b e f o r e 8 4 4 o f us s e n i o r s bust o u t o f H o p e . W h i c h m e a n s , the a v e r a g e s e n i o r r e c e i v e s the q u e s t i o n , " w h a t are you d o i n g a f t e r g r a d u a t i o n ? " 6.5 l i m e s a day, 4 5 . 5 t i m e s a w e e k . I ' m b o r e d with this q u e s t i o n . B o r e d with the f u t u r e . W h a t I really w a n t is p e o p l e t o r e c o g n i z e , hell y e a h , I ' m g r a d u a t i n g in 50 d a y s , then ask, " W h a t a r e y o u d o i n g , Erin, right here, right n o w ? " B e f o r e I shake Bultman's hand, receive m y paper diploma, I ask m y s e l f , what haven't

I done that could

T h i s b e n e v o l e n t act m i g h t s i l e n c e o u r halo-wearing, navel-gazing consciences.

make my Hope

College career complete? F o u r y e a r s a g o I w r o t e a little list o f 101 t h i n g s I h o p e t o d o b e f o r e I die. Yesterday, I f o u n d it, f o l d e d and r e f o l d e d in a s h o e b o x u n d e r m y b e d . L o o k i n g at this list

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m a d e m e sad. O u t o f 101 t h i n g s o n m y list, 1 c o m p l e t e d

r e l a t i o n s h i p with Calvin C o l l e g e , despite g r a d u a t i n g

O m e e listed L i f e h o u s e a n d S w i t c h f o o t a s potential

nine. O n l y n i n e a m a z i n g l i f e t i m e e x p e r i e n c e s w i t h i n m y

c o n c e r t s , but a d d e d t h a t H o p e m a y h a v e t o stick with

f o u r y e a r s o f c o l l e g e . I h a v e t o say, t h a t ' s pathetic. I ' m

from H o p e C o l l e g e . O m e e credits a " r a d i u s " c l a u s e in S t e v e n s ' contract

21 y e a r s old. I ' m at m y p r i m e in life. Yet, I ' v e d o n e only

with C a l v i n C o l l e g e for the lack o f a S t e v e n s ' 2 0 0 5

n i n e t h i n g s t h a t m y heart has e v e r really y e a r n e d t o d o ; the rest is all e v e r y d a y m e m o r y , t h e r i s i n g a n d setting o f

fall s e m e s t e r visit t o H o p e .

contract c l a u s e d o e s not a l l o w for S t e v e n s t o p e r f o r m

a p p e a r a n c e at the D e V o s fieldhouse. " W e are p u r s u i n g a big s h o w b e f o r e the end o f t h e

a student, editor-in-chief. In c o m i n g t o this realization, I a w a i t g r a d u a t i o n with

w i t h i n t w o t o three m o n t h s o f a 5 0 m i l e r a d i u s o f t h e p e r f o r m a n c e ; C a l v i n C o l l e g e is 3 0 m i l e s f r o m H o p e ' s

s e m e s t e r , " h e said. " W e h a v e a w i s h list o f b a n d s that w e w a n t to see. H o w e v e r , w e h a v e to c o n s i d e r w h e r e a n d

m a d d e n e d u n d e r s t a n d i n g . I k n o w I ' m not t h e only o n e

Campus. E v e n t h o u g h S t e v e n s p e r f o r m e d at Calvin, h e is no

w h e n t h e y are touring, as well a s o u r b u d g e t . "

l o n g e r a n o p t i o n for H o p e to p u r s u e for the 2 0 0 6 s p r i n g

f a c t o r in d e t e r m i n i n g w h o t o p u r s u e . Students c a n send

out o f 8 4 4 s e n i o r s w h o f e e l s this way. You k n o w it too. W e ' r e the m a d w h o kick o u r s e l v e s for not t a k i n g the

small b a n d s d u e t o b u d g e t restraints. H o w e v e r , O m e e is n o t ruling o u t a b i g - n a m e b a n d m a k i n g a H o p e

According to O m e e , the

O m e e stressed that s t u d e n t s u g g e s t i o n s are a m a j o r

t i m e for that tenth a m a z i n g l i f e t i m e e x p e r i e n c e . B u t I

semester. S t e v e n s is c u r r e n t l y o n tour, t h o u g h O m e e is

in s u g g e s t i o n s for b a n d s b y e - m a i l i n g c o n c e r t s @ h o p e .

s a y this in b e l i e v i n g m y H o p e C o l l e g e c a r e e r is far far f r o m c o m p l e t e . I ' m t a k i n g t h e s e 50 d a y s and d o i n g it

h o p i n g t o get h i m f o r the fall s e m e s t e r o f 2 0 0 6 . In addition t o p u r s u i n g S t e v e n s , O m e e is also

edu. " O u r v i s i o n is to b r i n g in t h e b a n d s that s t u d e n t s

all. I ' m g o n n a paint the t o w n red. D r e a m the b i g d r e a m .

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The Olympics: a perspective from a student abroad To the Editor: The Olympics: a time for athletes from around the world to gather in a celebration of sport. But the Olympics are about far more than just seeing w h o will get the gold. After all, the Olympics are no normal sporting event. After watching the commentators on N B C every two years, one can become disillusioned with the games. Being here in Germany has given me a look at the games from a different perspective. For those w h o were keeping track, Germany picked up the most medals at this year's Olympics. Here, however, the focus is not the medal count or the touching back stories o f athletes. It's simply sport. In most sports, nearly every athlete made it onto television, no matter how far back they were seated. As I watched many an hour of coverage, I realized it: this was the chance for these athletes not just to do what they do best, but to let people see that a small nation like Estonia can be just an important as any other country in the world. However, it was the experience o f the games in person that really made me feel the spirit of the games. People

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come to the Olympics with a love not just for sport, but for their nation. I could especially notice this at speed skating. The Dutch supporters had taken over the stadium, creating a sea o f singing and cheering orange. I stood there with my American flag, waving it whenever a skater from my home team came up. The Americans did not do so well in comparison to the Dutch, but somehow I did not feel isolated in the crowd. Rather, I was at home with others w h o felt their national pride swell and could let that feeling come out in the one place where each nation has the chance to shine. The motto of the 2006 Winter Olympics was "Passion Lives Here." Personally, I could not have chosen a better slogan. It is passion that drives the athletes to compete and passion that drives the people to cheer them on. But passion lives everywhere, and with the Olympics, we all have the chance to share it. Stephanie Beach ('07)

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Yelding said in the same letter. The impact that the reviewed plan will have on Hope's campus is uncertain at this time. The committee hopes a change in campus climate will be discussed further as well as an increase in accountability in situations regarding diversity. In the end, the development for a more coherent and collaborative approach

to both diversity and international education was called for. "Little things will go a long w^ys. We need to learn and remember from our mistakes.... Being nice in and of itself is not enough," Yelding said in his presentation of the committee's review of the comprehensive plan.

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The message I heard last Wednesday from Dr. Robert Bullard was moving. My kudos to Student Congress for inviting a talented speaker on a relevant topic. However, as the event w a s n ' t particularly well-attended, I would like to share some of it here. "There is no black air, or white air or Hispanic air" Bullard said. "There is air." He was speaking on Environmental Racism and Environmental Justice. " H a v e n ' t we beaten the topic of racism to death? And what does it have to do with the environment anyway?" I ' m sure you are just as afraid to ask these socially impasse questions as I am. Yet in response, I say that the day we cease to talk about these topics - which are indefinitely intertwined - is the day we declare that we are perfect, that we already know everything about each other. I cannot speak for everyone, but I am not comfortable making this claim. Environmental Justice is about being good stewards not just of our own natural resources, but also of the environment in general, regardless of the race or ethnicity of the people who live there. Statistics reported by Dr. Bullard show that a garbage d u m p in the U.S. is much more likely to be located in a black neighborhood than in a white one. Other points of discussion (and often conflict) included the amounts of air and water pollution in certain living areas, as well as working conditions and the likelihood to receive sufficient aid in a natural disaster (Katrina). And when global warming and ozone depletion catch up with us, who will be affected the most? Of course - those w h o cannot afford to buy their way of its consequences. But what does any of this have to do with Hope College? The issues discussed above expose a different kind of racism, one that is harder to see than blunt, individual events or poorly worded slurs. It is the kind of racism that is engrained into the structures of acceptable society. It gives a benefit or advantage to a certain group of people, although you may never notice that anything is amiss until, one day, you are the one getting the short end of the stick. Of course we don't go dumping our trash into other people's backyards, just as we do not purposefully send them polluted air or dirty water. But it happens. The problem, which pertains to Hope College just as much as anywhere else, is that we are so far removed from the adverse effects of our own lifestyles (environmental and otherwise), that such problems simply do not occur to us. To quote Dr. Bouma-Prediger, as John Davisson did when he introduced Dr. Bullard, "There is no 'away.' We can never throw anything ' a w a y . ' " Trash, like all matter, is conserved. The question is, who will get the desired product, and who the organic refuse left sitting in the beaker? The action to be taken? Wake up to your own lifestyle. What and how much do you consume? What do you toss in the garbage? Do you really need that Styrofoam cup? In the bathroom, do you use one paper towel, or five? What do you buy, and how often? Visit Shea Tuttle's recommended responsibleshopper.com. Perhaps Hope were to charge you for your energy use, per kilowatt hour. Would you turn off the light, take a shorter shower? Do these things anyway. Furthermore, think academics. Environmental Justice makes its way into every discipline. How does it make its way into yours? Distract your professor for awhile - raise your hand and ask.

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SPORTS

8

MARCH 8, 2 0 0 6

HOPE TEAMS VANQUISH NCAA RIVALS Greg Reznlch STAFF W R I T E R

Hope

H o p e C o l l e g e is the o n l y t e a m in t h e c o n f e r e n c e with both m e n ' s and w o m e n ' s t e a m s a d v a n c i n g t o the S w e e t 16. T h i s a c h i e v e m e n t

Destined to play o n the r o a d , the Dutch will f a c e W a s h i n g t o n , M o .

most of the g a m e

( ' 0 7 ) , both with 16 points. At h a l f t i m e , the D u t c h m e n had a

has n e v e r b e f o r e h a p p e n e d in H o p e history.

led

thanks to leading scorers Greg Immink ('06) and Stephen Cramer

solid lead o f n i n e points. E a r l y in the s e c o n d half, Josh M e c k e s s p a r k e d the K n i g h t s with a d u n k that pulled

D u t c h m e n will c h a l l e n g e W i t t e n b e r g

C a l v i n w i t h i n t w o points. Hope answered by building

at their h o m e court in S p r i n g f i e l d , O h i o o n F r i d a y at 8 p.m. T i c k e t s

a n o t h e r g o o d lead, b u t o n c e a g a i n C a l v i n pulled w i t h i n t w o with

for

less than a m i n u t e left. O n a fast-

at D e P a u w o n Friday at 5 p.m. T h e

both

teams

will

be

sold

on

b r e a k steal, C a l v i n had a c h a n c e

W e d n e s d a y starting at 10 a.m. O n Saturday, the D u t c h m e n posted

to tie t h e g a m e but w a s called for

a p e r f e c t 18-0 h o m e record in the

an o f f e n s i v e f o u l . I m m i n k drained t w o free t h r o w s to m a k e it a t w o

DeVos Fieldhouse. The H o p e m e n ' s basketball t e a m d e f e a t e d rival Calvin to

advance

Division

in

III

the

2006

Men's

f

p o s s e s s i o n g a m e for C a l v i n with less than 2 0 s e c o n d s left.

NCAA

Hope

Basketball

defeated

the

Calvin

Knights 70-67. E a r l y the very s a m e day, the Dutch d e f e a t e d the

Championship. T h e m o o d w a s electric in the stands during the second round of

C a p i t a l s 7 5 - 5 6 . Both t e a m s m o v e o n in the c o n f e r e n c e this w e e k e n d .

the N C A A t o u r n a m e n t .

PHOTO EDFTOR JARED W I L K E N I N G

STEPHEN CRAMER ( ' 0 7 ) ON A BREAK AWAY

- D u t c h m e n d o m i n a t e d t h e Calvin Knights in front of a sold-out crowd on Saturday to move on In t h e NCAA.

MEN'S AND WOMEN'S TENNIS DEFEND THE COURT This year H o p e ' s team consists o f

Valley next T u e s d a y . Nick Hinkle STAFF W R I T E R

T h e H o p e M e n ' s Tennis t e a m has o p e n e d their indoor s e a s o n

H o p e beat A l m a 8 - 1 by w i n ning

five

singles m a t c h e s

and

t h r e e d o u b l e s m a t c h ups. The Dutch defeated Wabash in similar f o r m by w i n n i n g five

with p e r f e c t i o n . The Dutchmen defeated Alma

singles and t w o d o u b l e s m a t c h e s .

and W a b a s h and will f a c e G r a n d

with a t e a m lineup unlike most.

T h e s e victories w e r e a c h i e v e d

seven

freshmen

m i x e d with five

s e n i o r s and a single j u n i o r . Cameron DeHaan ('09) offers

" T h o s e first t w o w i n s felt really g o o d , but it also s h o w e d a lot o f p e o p l e the m i n i m a l level w e ' l l h a v e to play at if w e w a n t

his insight on t h e t e a m ' s u n i q u e

t o c o n t i n u e o u r streak b e c a u s e the

m a k e up. " W i t h s e v e n freshmen and five

m a t c h e s will be m o r e intense a s

s e n i o r s in t h e lineup it definitely m a k e s this season a big l e a r n i n g

said. On t h e w o m e n ' s side, H o p e

e x p e r i e n c e , and I think that o u r

has s t r u g g l e d in their first t w o

y o u t h g i v e s a lot o f e n e r g y t o the t e a m , " D e H a a n said. "The upperclassmen have really s t e p p e d up and s h o w n s o m e great l e a d e r s h i p in h o w to play t e n n i s at the college level."

the s e a s o n

proceeds,"

DeHaan

upperclassmen and four underc l a s s m e n . C o a c h Karen Page, h o w e v e r , is not c o n c e r n e d b y t h e numbers. " T h e small n u m b e r s are easier for c o a c h i n g and h i t t i n g , " P a g e said. " M a n y girls are saying they are getting a lot m o r e t i m e t o hit balls this y e a r . " The w o m e n ' s team

will

be

m a t c h e s . T h e D u t c h lost to top ranked teams, Wheaton and De-

p l a y i n g their first h o m e M I A A

P a u w , both 8-1.

day, M a r c h 11 at 1 p . m . T h i s will b e o n e o f the last i n d o o r m a t c h e s

The women's

t e a m is still c o n f i d e n t despite the scores. " W e had a t o u g h s c h e d u l e at the b e g i n n i n g last year t o o , " c a p tain A n n e l i e s e Fox ( ' 0 6 ) said.

m a t c h against A d r i a n this Satur-

b e f o r e the t e a m b e g i n s their outd o o r season. A p p r o a c h i n g the o u t d o o r sea-

G r a n d Valley o n T u e s d a y ,

"Our

f o c u s is on the

son, C o a c h P a g e insists e v e r y o n e will deal with the o u t d o o r ele-

M a r c h 14. progresses,

M I A A t o u r n a m e n t at the e n d o f

m e n t s ; it is just s o m e t h i n g t h e y

the y e a r . "

m u s t practice. " Y o u m u s t deal with t h e s u n ;

Hope

will

soon

face

A s the season the D u t c h m e n

primary

c o n d i t i o n s to the m o r e chal-

U n l i k e the m e n , the w o m e n h a v e a rather s m a l l t e a m with

lenging outdoor elements.

only eight p l a y e r s including f o u r

will m o v e f r o m the i n d o o r

w i n d a n d c o l d , " P a g e said. " I t ' s the M i c h i g a n weathfer."

WOMEN'S LACROSSE RE-SOLIDIFIES FOR SPRING indoors at night in the t e n n i s center. T h e w o m e n ' s first g a m e is M a r c h 14 at

Greg Reznlch STAFF W R I T E R P H O T O EDITOR JARED W I L K E N I N G

GOIN* FOR LOVE

— Dutch Tennis c a p t a i n Anneliese Fox ( ' 0 6 ) serves to her t e a m m a t e In t h e D e W I t t Tennis Center.

MEN'S LACROSSE STRIVES TO REPEAT SUCCESS Greg Reznlch STAFF W R I T E R

A n t i c i p a t i n g t h e s e a s o n ' s first c o n t e s t s , the L a c r o s s e t e a m s strive t o i m p r o v e their r e c o r d in a n e w c o n f e r e n c e . O n e o f the longest s t a n d i n g collegiate lacrosse p r o g r a m s , the D u t c h m e n are

" I t w a s t h e first t h i n g I really got involved with h e r e and I a m really c o m m i t t e d to it.

O n t h e w o m e n ' s side, t h e D u t c h e n t e r a n o t h e r lacrosse s e a s o n with t h e mentality to play and h a v e t u n d o i n g it. " W e w a n t to be a b l e to w o r k together a s a t e a m a n d see i m p r o v e m e n t s e v e n if we don't win," Kayla Katterheinrich ('08)

W e are all a b o u t w o r k i n g hard and w o r k i n g

said. T h e t e a m has a b o u t 35 m e m b e r s o f

t o g e t h e r a s a t e a m , " T r o j n i a k said.

all a g e s a n d e x p e r i e n c e levels a n d is still

T h e m e n ' s first g a m e is M a r c h 11 at A l m a C o l l e g e . T h i s early s e a s o n g a m e will

developing.

h e l p the m e n get back into c o m p e t i t i v e

T h e t e a m is c o a c h e d b y the

141 E 12TH

ST

club'spresident

p r e p a r e d to d e f e n d their history o f w i n s in

Sydney Konny

P O

the C e n t r a l C o l l e g i a t e L a c r o s s e A s s o c i a t i o n

f o c u s w h e n the s e a s o n m o v e s to g a m e s .

HOLLAND, M I

c o m p e t i t i o n this season, w h i c h is a c o n f e r e n c e o f the United States L a c r o s s e

L o o k i n g a h e a d to the current season, captain Ryan J a c k s o n ( ' 0 6 ) and others a r e

('07) and vice-president

Intercollegiate A s s o c i a t e s . " L a s t s e a s o n w a s a valuable e x p e r i e n c e f o r all o f us and has laid a f r a m e w o r k for

e x c i t e d t o h a v e a c o a c h i n g staff c o n s i s t i n g

the t e a m this y e a r and has given us a goal

year, w e look t o be a lot stronger and m o r e

o f c o n t i n u e d i m p r o v e m e n t in this s e a s o n , "

c o m p e t i t i v e . W e ' r e very excited for this

the warm w e a t h e r t o set

Keith T r o j n i a k ( ' 0 8 ) said. H o p e ' s L a c r o s s e t e a m s are k n o w n for

season, o u r second with head c o a c h M i k e S c h a n h a l s (^90) and assistant c o a c h Jim

they

have

their intense s e n s e o f c o m m u n i t y .

B u d d e ( 4 8 9 ) , " J a c k s o n said.

hold

practices

of Hope alumni. " W i t h almost all p l a y e r s returning this

('08). The women are

in.

ready

for

Currently, to

g a m e s are p l a y e d at B u y s Athletic Fields. "We

have

sweet

new

uniforms

9 0 0 0 4 9 4 2 2 - 9 0 0 0

so

e v e r y o n e should c o m e t o o u r g a m e s and c h e c k t h e m o u t , " Katterheinrich said. " I t ' s t h e little things t o look f o r w a r d to that m a k e the s e a s o n . "

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