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MOMEY MAKERS: Eighty-six dancers join together in the Dow Center the night of March 70-7/ to dance for the children. After four months of fundraisingy more than $23,000 was collected to help the patients of DeVos Children ys Hospital The Dance Marathon, which had estimated $4,700 as there original goal, spent part of the night with the children doing activities and all of the night dancing.

Summer credits • Hope's four-credit summer classes are extended an extra week. KATE V A N KRIMPEN ad representative

This year May, June, and July terms will last four weeks rather than three weeks as they have in the

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Children dance away with hope Dancers packed into the Dow Center on Friday at 7 p.m. to begin their 24-hour trek into Saturday. Children's Hospital. Funds raised from the 86 dancers, which In the end. all goals and estiincluded members of fraternities and somates that had been set were More D a n c e rorities and residence halls, benefitted 10 s h a t t e r e d as $ 2 3 , 3 2 8 . 0 5 w a s families. raised. Marathon Throughout the evening, dancers par"I had no idea. I cannot believe on pg. 9 ticipated in games, skits, and were treated they raised $23,000," said Laura to entertainment from local bands. Staskiewicz, CMN Director. At 11:30 p.m. the Del Phis won a lip sync con"They had set one goal, then coming in about test. The John Reed Band played at 4 a.m. and danca week before, they said 'well, we didn't get ers were treated to a baby powder slide and masas high as we thought but we're doing pretty Network would be able to raise for the DeVos

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Hope College's Dance Marathon comm i u e e had been given an e s t i m a t e of $4,700 for its first fundraiser. Director Anne Schrock ( ' 0 0 ) had no clue how much the first annual Dance Marathon would be able to raise. Assistant Director Keith Cravotta ("01) and most of the remaining crowd had goals, but didn't have any idea how much the college and the C h i l d r e n ' s Miracle

Visiting Writers Series when writers come and read for us. It brings a new light to the situation." In addition to having students read their writing. Opus plans to branch out to other forms of art by including music performed by stum o r e O P U S on 6

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For the first time in its history, Hope C o l l e g e ' s literary and arts magazine. O p u s , will not be released in print. Instead, the editorial staff plans

on releasing it in a completely different format: audio CD. A c c o r d i n g to O p u s editor-inchief Craig Tommola ('00), Opus' next release will be in the form of a C D featuring writers reading their works. They are also considering releasing a text version on-line.

Tommola feels that it is very important, especially for poetry, that p e o p l e - h e a r written w o r k s read aloud by their authors. "It would be beneficial because you can hear things the way the w r i t e r s i n t e n d e d it t o s o u n d , " T o m m o l a said. " I t ' s just like the

past. "The main reason for the change was to a c c o m m o d a t e four-credit c o u r s e s / ' said Jon Huisken. Dean for Academic Services and Registrar. "With a continuing increase in four-credit courses, it was necessary to reflect that change in our summer terms." Some professors are grateful for the extra time. "It's hard to squeeze a class into three weeks; four weeks is much more sane," said science professor John Krupczak, who will be teaching Science and Technology of Everyday Life during May. Krupczak taught a May term for the first time last summer. "Three weeks went by fast last year, but the smaller class size compensates for the lack of instructional time available," he said. While the change in duration has not provided for a larger quantity of a v a i l a b l e courses, it has prevented a drop in the number of summer classes. "If we did not make the change, there would be significantly fewer classes offered," Huisken said. Although the additional week is intended to accommodate the needs of four-credit courses, not all fourcredit classes will meet the entire four weeks. Some professors feel they can fulfill the educational purposes in only three weeks. "I think for some classes, the extra week will be necessary, but not necessarily for all courses," said philosophy professor Andrew

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Inaugural Lecture Series ends with DePree ULIE GREEN campusbeat editor

Max DePree will be addressing the question "Does leadership have a future?" as the last speaker in the presidential Inaugural Lecture Series. "We are closing out a year, we are closing out an inauguration, everything is slowly coming lo a close, and yet it's a new begin-

ning," said D. Wesley Poythress. Dean of Multicultural Life. DePree started with Herman Miller Inc. in 1947 in management and has spent his last eight years as chief executive officer of the company. As a leader for most of his life, DePree will share his k n o w l e d g e with the college Wednesday. March 29 at 4 p.m. in the Dewitt Theatre.

" H o w do we get there, how do we g r o w the next generation of leaders?" said Alfredo Gonzales, assistant Provost. "Our hope is that DePree will say things that will challenge us and excite us." DePree is also the author of five books, including "Leadership is an DePree Art" and "Dear Zoe." The Inaugural Lecture Series, ending with

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DePree, has already hosted four speakers throughout the year. " T h e y ' v e done a great j o b of getting speakers that are articulate and provocative," said President James Bultman. This year, the inauguration of B u l t m a n took the place of the Critical Issues Symposium.

Faith and Feminism: Women in the church Religion, p a g e 3.

GPS presents the Vogler Quartet Intermission, p a g e 6.

Track coach ready to start inaugural season Sports, page I I.

Springs sports preview Sports, pages I 1-12.


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campus briefs Centurian pleads guilty Investigations into all Hope fralemilies and sororities ended March 13 w h e n C h e t S c h e r e r ( ' 0 0 ) . a Centurain, entered a guilty plea to providing alcohol without a license. The charge conies from a party that w a s h e l d o v e r H a l l o w e e n weekend where two women were taken to the hospital with alcohol poisoning.

Scherer will be sentenced April 17. His charge can be reduced to a m i s d e m e a n o r if he abides to the conditions set by his sentencing. Nathan Brown ( ' 0 1 ) was also charged with selling alcohol without a license. He had previously pleaded guilty, and may have the charges cleared from his record if he complies with court orders.

Shattenkirk acclaimed Hope composer-in-residence and assistant professor of music Ray Shattenkirk won acclaim from the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra for his piece "American Icons." The piece, which the "Albuquerque Journal" described as having "created a lyrical and moving evocation and loss," mourns the loss of America's wildlife and voices concerns over the environment. "American Icons" was commissioned by the N M S O , and a final version of the movements will be

presented in a one-hour composition to be performed by the Grand R a p i d s S y m p h o n y O r c h e s t r a in May 2001. Shattenkirk joined Hope's faculty in 1999, h a v i n g a l s o t a u g h t at Harvard University, the Yale School of Music, and the Preparatory Department of the San Francisco Conservatory. Shattenkirk also c o m p o s e d the piece "Wings of Hope," which premiered at the inauguration of President James Bultman.



conference, with students travelling from Pennsylvania and Kansas. "Grand Views" of Grand View College in Des Moines, Iowa, took first place, and " T h e E x p o n e n t " from the University of WisconsinPlatteville took second. O t h e r j w a r d s included four-year colleges and universities with enrollment greater than 5,000, on-line publications, and specialty publications.

When D. Wesley Poythress, Dean of Multicultural Life, began the annual "Women of Color Celebration" three years ago, he hoped it would serve as a way for minority w o m e n to reflect on both th e ir struggles and triumphs. The event, which will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Maas Auditorium on Tuesday, March 28, will feature a discussion by minority women from Hope's faculty, staff, and stud e n t b o d y , as well as k e y n o t e speaker Dr. Anna M. Oritz. "It needed to be here in this place called Hope because it gets into the reflection and celebration of women of color in our society," Poythress said. " T h e r e a r e n ' t any right or wrong answers, just women reflecting on their lives. People laugh, people cry." Oritz, an assistant professor in the College of Education at Michigan

Bultman has experienced some "Most students don't get to exdisapperience the inpointstillation of a I'm always concerned for ments, new president." like t h e Poythress said. morale. It's probably the failure of The last former coach in me, but I the A r e a presidential inout C e n t e r auguration was always have my antennae w h e n it J o h n for how people feel. J a c o b s o n ' s in â&#x20AC;&#x201D; J a m e s B u l t m a n w e n t to 1987. P r e s i d e n t v o t e in the c o m "1 knew there ^ ^ m u n i t y, would be some challenges c o m i n g in. and there but he also looks towards projects have befen." he said. "The things 1 of the future, like the new science want to continue to work on are re- building he is currently gaining funding for. spect and dignity {for] every memMore immediate problems face ber on campus."

Bultman. He hopes that the comm u n i t y will s u p p o r t the G r e e k groups that have recently had problems due to alcohol and partying. "It is important, after the sanctions have been placed, the we remain w o r k i n g d e \ e l o p m e n t a l l y with these groups," he said. "It's very important to do this in a partnership way." This^vear. there are more faculty members retiring or leaving than usual. Bultman is concerned with finding equally competent replacements. "To date, given the number we have interviewed and hired, I am very encouraged." Bultman said.

Sophomore business, economics and a c c o u n t i n g m a j o r s can n o w apply for the Baker Scholar award. This is a program that lets the scholars interact with m e m b e r s of the local business community. Approximately 20 students apply each year, and five students are cho-. sen.

"It's a chance for a small group to get e x p o s u r e to the b u s i n e s s world that requires talking to people that can't be communicated through b o o k s , " said Baker Scholar Eric Goodman ('00). Applications can be found in the Business and Economics Office and are due the week after Spring Break.

Anchor wins award at A G P " T h e Anchor" recently won third place in a journalism contest at the 'Best of the M i d w e s t C o l l e g e Newspaper Convention," held ann u a l l y in M i n n e a p o l i s , M i n n . , March 3-5". The award category was for general excellence at four-year colleges and universities with an enrollment of 5.000 or fewer students. More than 37 colleges and universities were represented at the


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K I D ' S C O R N E R : Members of the Phelps Scholars Program work with community children Saturday, March 11 at the Holland Museum as part of a service project. The Phelps Scholars taught the children such topics as diversity and the harm of calling names.

must be purchased in advance. The State University, will speak on cost is $3.50 for Hope students not "Redefining Ourselves in the New on the meal plan, $1 for those on Millennium." She will speak folmeal plan, and $6 for non-students. lowing dinner and a panel discusThey will also be available in the sion. Student Development Office from Oritz received her doctorate in M a r c h 20higher edu24. c a t i o n and "I h o p e o r g an i z a s t udents This will be a celebration of tional change get a at U C L A in authentic voices greater ap1997, and â&#x20AC;&#x201D; D . W e s l e y Poythress preciation has spoken D e a n of M u l t i c u l t u r a l Life for the imon such toppact t h a t ics as r a c e , w o m e n of class, and gender in the classroom color have had and continue to have and e d u c a t i o n a l s t r a t e g i e s f o r in the development of our society," cross-cultural education. Poythress said. "In our society, we "This will be a celebration of aut r u l y f o r g e t Âťwhat a g r e a t r o l e thentic v o i c e s , " Poythress said. they've had. Students will be chal"We all have our own stories, but lenged, educated, and impacted to these stories take on a different change in to a greater consciouslight b e c a u s e they have shared ness." their lives." The event is co-sponsored by the Tickets are available at the StuO f f i c e s of Special Programs and dent Union Desk in the DeWitt Multicultural Life. C e n t e r through M a r c h 17, and





Del 1'Olio. Since tuition is always set by the credit hour, the modifications to the length of the sessions will not affect the costs of courses. However, room and board prices would reflect the change because of the length of slay required. Tuition fees for S u m m e r 2000 terms will be $262 per credit hour.

while the cost to rent a room will be $48 per week. Board prices will vary according to the desired mealplan. May term will run Monday, May 8. through Friday. June 2. June term will begin Monday. June 5. and end Friday. June 30. July term will last from Wednesday, July 5. through Friday. July 28. T h e o n e - w e e k

"Summer Seminars" will lake place Monday-Friday, July 31-Aug. 4. Classes are offered according to the desires of individual departments and professors. Schedules for May. June and* July terms, as well as "Summer Seminars" ^re available in the Registrar's Office. Registration will take place April 1014 during regular fall registration.




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W O R L D A F F A I R S : A Model UN sluelenl gathers food from the buffet at the opening banquet dinner on Thursday, March 9. High school students from across Michigan came to Hope to participate in the two-day long Model UN, an annual simulation of the United Nations.



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G o d t h e parent I'm a PK. This isn't something I announce trequenlly. I don't have a patch on my backpack saying, " I ' m not rebellious, I'm a preacher's kid." Quite frankly, the fact that my father is a minister doesn't often cross my mind. It's just that, a fact, an occupation, the same way your dad is a banker, or a teacher, or a nurse. I'm not ashamed of my dad's job. Actually, I ' m quite proud of him and the important work he does. Because my father is a minister, I often take his opinion as the word of God itself. Sometimes it's difficult for me to separate my father the man from the images I have of him standing in the pulpit. And because of my father's job, when I think of God as a father, 1 picture my dad's face. Lucky for me, my father is an incredible man. If he were cruel, demeaning, or unfair, the psychological damage would be incalculable. Since my father is kind, loving, and forgiving, I subconsciously associate these qualities with Yahweh. My religious education wasn't male-dominated. Along with an involved and nurturing father, I was raised by an equally influential mother. My dad may have cast a tall shadow from the pulpit each Sunday, but it was my mother who sat next to me in the pew week after week. Because she was there, I came to her first when I had religious questions and then appealed to my dad when I needed theological proof. Their joint participa-

tion in my life affected my personal views of God. I still call God the Father. In casual conversation, I refer to God as him or he. I am his child. He is my Lord. I never gave the feminist supposition much thought. What would happen if I suddenly changed all my references to she or her? Not much. In fact, by calling God a she, I only reinforce the same feelings and pictures I already had. Now, in addition to my gracious father, 1 picture my honest and caring mother. God becomes the Great Parent. Unfortunately, we have to call God something. We humans work terribly with abstract concepts. That's why we resort to labels. Since we haven't developed pronouns that encompass all genders, God becomes a he or she. Still, what we choose to call God is very important. It is fundamental that we retain phrases like "God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit" in our liturgy and religious way of thinking. But it's also important that we allow those who want to refer to God as a she to do so. Just as my religious education would have been incomplete without the involvement of both my parents, my concept of God would be incomplete if I limited God to a gender role. God transcends gender. When I look at my face in the mirror. I see I have my dad's eyes and my m o m ' s nose. Both parents have found their way into my reflection.


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More than 20 years ago. the Reformed Church in America voted to allow the ordination of women. The vote, which gave women the right to become a deacon, elder and attend seminary, was the first in a series of steps that gave women more opportunities in the church. T h e minister

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is due in part to stereotypes. These stereotypes m a d e it difficult for women to gain credibility as ministers. "For some people, the idea of a woman in a pastoral position is unc o m f o r t a b l e , " Nasrallah said. "They may have grown up with a stereotype, maybe all their ministers were men, so they have that mental block. I think that sometimes some men can be intimidated by a woman in a position of power." Nasrallah feels the best way to change people's negative stereotypes is for women to become excellent at what they do. "If I were to give advice to a w o m a n e n t e r i n g the m i n i s t r y , I would say, Tf you want to build credibility be excellent at what you d o , ' " Nasrallah said. "Your availability and skills will open doors."

"The field of ministry is opening up more and more for women." said Chaplin Dolores Nasrallah. "With m o r e e d u c a t e d and professional women in the field, there are more o p p o r t u n i t i e s b e i n g m a d e and greater credibility is built. But I still think we have a long way to go." Nasrallah credits the W o m e n ' s Movement of the 1970s for helping initiate change. "It's been very helpful because vocational ministry has been domin a t e d by m e n f o r so l o n g . " Nasrallah said. "I think that the Women's Movement helped change T h e t h e o l o g i a n that." Lynn Japinga, professor of reliNasrallah believes that God gives spiritual gifts to everyone and that gion at Hope College, has written a it's an individual's responsibility to book on Christian feminism. In it use those gifts. Women, as well as and inher classes, Japinga seeks to men. have been given the gifts that raise awareness to the issues facing may lead to a career in the minis- women in the church. Japinga defines feminism as a try. "I think now women are identi- commitment to the humanity, digfying a wider variety of spiritual nity and equality of all persons. "Chrisg i f t s and tian femiare using nism might t h e m to Children's concepts of God say that the build the reflect their experiences with s o u r c e for b o d y of these betheir parents... Children tend Christ," liefs about Nasrallah to see God as more powerful dignity and s a i d . "I when their mothers are equality is personthe theopowerful. ally b e logical aslieve that â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Jane Dickie sertion that ever>' perD i r e c t o r o f W o m e n ' s Studies all p e o p l e son is are created c a l l e d to use their spiritual gifts, whether in G o d ' s i m a g e , " J a p i n g a said. those gifts become part of your vo- "Therefore, all are valuable, gifted, free and responsible." cation or not." Although the Christian church is Nasrallah feels that if a woman is given the gifts of leadership and c u r r e n t l y t w o - t h i r d s w o m e n , preaching, she should be able to use J a p i n g a feels w o m e n still d o n ' t have the same amount of influence those gifts. "God created us equal and it is as men. " T h e r e are still m a n y p l a c e s his desire that we experience the where women aren't accepted," fullest." Nasrallah said. Nasrallah thinks perhaps the rea- Japinga said. "There are still many son women haven't been able to barriers. People are still dubious hold ministerial positions in the past about women in preaching positions

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and positions of leadership." Japinga feels that this lack of influence is due to patriarchal readi n g s of the B i b l e . S i n c e m a n y women are unnamed in the New Testament, their participation in Christ's ministry is easily ignored. "When you look at the Bible, how do you hear the men and women's voices?" Japinga asked. "We need to make an effort to recover a lost heritage. Part of what I do in my classes is tell those lost stories." . Japinga feels that if the church wants to encourage the involvement of women, the church needs to reform the way it educates children, especially young girls. Young girls at risk in developing low self-esteem if they don't feel included in the churches' teachings of God. "We need to teach kids about gender issues and how we value people in regard to how we view God," Japinga said. "We need to ask. 'how do we teach girls to have strong self-esteem?'" The


Jane Dickie, Hope Psychology professor and Director o f W o m e n ' s Studies, has done vast research on the w a y s children perceive God. Dickie interviewed a diverse crosssection of children from the center Holland area. "Children's concepts of God reflect their experiences with their parents," Dickie said. "Children tend to see God as more nurturing when their fathers are nurturing and they tend to see God as more powerful when their mothers are powerful." Dickie feels that these associations can also be influenced by the gender roles a church encourages. " P e o p l e w h o preach the strict gender roles may be preaching a God who is less nurturing, perhaps p o w e r f u l but m o r e v i n d i c t i v e , " Dickie said. Dickie believes that the language a church uses to describe God can e f f e c t y o u n g girls ability to see themselves in G o d ' s image. If the language is more inclusive, girls may be able to develop a stronger s e n s e o f b e l o n g i n g in t h e i r churches. m o r e W O M E N on 8

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our voice. Dancing into t h e f u t u r e T h i s past w e e k e n d m a r k e d the b e g i n n i n g of the D a n c e M a r a t h o n c h a p t e r of H o p e C o l l e g e , and by all a c c o u n t s the e v e n t c o u l d be c a l l e d a vast s u c c e s s . T h e 2 4 - h o u r f u n d r a i s e r f o r the D e V o s C h i l d r e n ' s Hospital far e x c e e d e d e x p e c t a t i o n e s t i m a t e s by raising $23,328.05. A n y o n e w h o a t t e n d e d the e v e n t c o u l d n ' t h e l p but b e touched by the testimonies of the f a m i l i e s that f u n d s were raised for. E q u a l l y t o u c h i n g w a s the i n v o l v e m e n t of the 8 6 d a n c e r s w h o s p e n t their F r i d a y night a n d the better part of S a t u r d a y d a n c i n g for the c a u s e . O n e can o n l y h o p e that this m a r k s the b e g i n n i n g of a m u c h larger trend and e v e n b i g g e r t h i n g s to c o m e . T h e college c o m m u n i t y s h o u l d be lauded for e x c e e d i n g most p e o p l e ' s e x p e c t a t i o n s with f u n d s raised. But this s h o u l d o n l y be a scratch on the g i v i n g s u r f a c e . T h e c o l l e g e w a s a b l e to raise m o r e than $ 2 3 , 0 0 0 with only 8 6 d a n c e r s . It's easy to say only 8 6 d a n c e r s w h e n that e q u a t e s to only three p e r c e n t of the s t u d e n t body. Granted, one dancer could actually represent around 4 0

Professor objects to Anchor's T o the E d i l o r : In a p r e v i o u s issue of the A n c h o r , an ariicle a p p e a r e d d e a l i n g with t h e o n g o i n g e f f o r t to d i v e r s i f y t h e f a c ulty at H o p e C o l l e g e . At first 1 w a s

Future D a n c e M a r a t h o n s should have no problem f i n d i n g m o r e s t u d e n t s and r a i s i n g e v e n m o r e m o n e y .

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the d o m i n a n t c u l t u r e t a k e s it u p o n itself to s p e a k f o r p e o p l e of color.

gin" are interesting and exotic v i e w s , rather than essential s c h o l arly e l e m e n t s to the overall dis-

W h i l e t h e article w a s m e a n t to be " f r i e n d l y " t o w a r d f a c u l t y of c o l o r , it o n l y m a s k e d t h e d o m i n a n t

c o u r s e . O r the belief that a n y p o s i tion (either on the faculty o r student b o d y ) o c c u p i e d by a per s on of color

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culture's normative gaze constructed to render us voice-less.

c o m m u n i t y about a crucial issue

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p l e a s a n t l y s u r p r i s e d . W h a t a great

t h r o u g h t h e a r t i c l e , c u r i o u s a s to w h i c h faculty of c o l o r had b e e n int e r v i e w e d to present v i e w s f r o m the " u n d e r s i d e " of the c o m m u n i t y . U n f o r t u n a t e l y it b e c a m e c l e a r t h a t

d o m i n a n t c u l t u r e m a y not necessarily w a n t to d i s c u s s , m i g h t rise to t h e t o p of the d i s c o u r s e . F o r e x a m p l e , h o w the f o c u s o n d i v e r s i f y i n g t h e f a c u l t y c r e a t e s the

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f e r e n t racial o r e t h n i c g r o u p that it avoids the self-deluded temptation of s p e a k i n g f o r t h e O t h e r . Pick u p t h e p h o n e , call us a n d let us s p e a k f o r o u r s e l v e s . O u r r e s p o n s e s will enhance, shock, enrich, unmask, s u b v e r t a n d c h a l l e n g e the overall conversation.

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p o s i t i o n m o s t of us deal w i t h on a

n e c e s s a r i l y d i s a g r e e with t h o s e w h o w e r e i n t e r v i e w e d . W h a t I f i n d ap-

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r o o m a n d b o a r d , but not H o p e . W e

R . A . s e q u a l s 5 3 2 h o u r s for the s e mester. N o w r e m e m b e r lhal R . A . s

o t h e r i n d i v i d u a l s . But t h e n u m b e r of t h o s e i n v o l v e d should grow even more.


W e d e c i d e d to w r i t e t o say that

get paid that large a m o u n t of $ 2 , 0 0 0 a year. W e did s o m e r e s e a r c h a n d

w e think t h e R e s i d e n t A s s i s t a n t s of H o p e College are paid extremely

c a m e u p with the a v e r a g e l i m e c o m m i t m e n t that an R . A . will m a k e

w e l l . We received the m e m o r a n d u m

w h o p p i n g $ 1 . 8 8 a n hour. But, acc o r d i n g to H o p e a r c h i v e s , this

get paid $ 1,000 e a c h semester. T h a t c o m e s o u t to a b o u t $ 1 . 8 8 an hour. T h e R . A . s at H o p e g e l p a i d a

M a r a t h o n s at l a r g e D i v i s i o n I s c h o o l s h a v e r a i s e d

a b o u t t h e 3.9 p e r c e n t i n c r e a s e in

e a c h semester. These hours are for just working

millions of d o l l a r s .

H o p e ' s tuition and i m m e d i a t e l y f i g -

( b e i n g on d u t y ) : 12 h o u r s l i m e s 14

$ 2 , 0 0 0 a y e a r is c l o s e to p a y i n g for

T h i s y e a r ' s 8 6 d a n c e r s raised on a v e r a g e $ 2 7 1 . 2 6 . If

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r o o m a n d board...if w e w e r e g o i n g

10 percent of the c a m p u s , or 2 9 0 d a n c e r s , p a r t i c i p a t e in

gant a m o u n t of m o n e y that H o p e ' s

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to s c h o o l in 1981 w h e n r o o m a n d

next y e a r ' s m a r a t h o n , m o r e than $ 7 7 , 3 0 0 c o u l d be raised.

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m e e t i n g s : o n e h o u r t i m e s 14 w e e k s e q u a l s 14 h o u r s of m e e t i n g s .

board was $2,080. W e finally realize w h y t h e r e a r e

A n d j u d g i n g by t h e p a r t i c i p a t i o n rates of s t u d e n t s in

R . A . s g e t paid a b o u t $ 1 , 0 0 0 a se-

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a l w a y s an a b u n d a n t a m o u n t of a p -

extracurricular activities, that n u m b e r is not unattainable.

m e s t e r . f o r a total of S 2 . 0 0 0 a year.

" e x t r a " t h i n g s ( i n c l u d i n g activities

plicants each year for R.A. posi-

T h e event is a l s o a w a y for c u r r e n t o r g a n i z a t i o n s to

M o s t o t h e r s c h o o l s g i v e t h e i r R.A.s f r e e r o o m a n d b o a r d . In f a c t , w e

with their floor, cluster, etc., p r o b l e m s a n d o t h e r things to that e f f e e l ) :

tions. It h a s to be the m o n e y .

p e r s o n a l l y k n o w R . A . s at u n i v e r s i -

25 h o u r s times 14 w e e k s e q u a l s 3 5 0

ties in W a s h i n g t o n D . C . , C a l i f o r n i a

hours. T h e total l i m e c o m m i t m e n t f o r

b e c o m e involved. T h e Marathon has already been a s s o c i a t e d with G r e e k L i f e , and w h i l e this label is far f r o m firm, the e x p e c t a t i o n is that o t h e r o r g a n i z a t i o n s and r e s i d e n c e halls will get i n v o l v e d . This year's Dance Marathon has already been a huge s u c c e s s , and that fact a l o n e will g e n e r a t e e v e n m o r e interest. L e t ' s h o p e that the c o l l e g e c o m m u n i t y w o n ' t b e c o m e c o m p l a c e n t and will k e e p s h o o t i n g f o r h i g h e r goals. J u d g i n g by this y e a r ' s results, that w o n ' t be a p r o b l e m .

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a w o m a n s o it b e h o o v e s him to learn all he c a n in t h e c o l l e g e c l a s s r o o m

h o w to be " b e a u t i f u l " p e o p l e . fact, this course should be required for business adminis-

7. W e gel to sit o u t s i d e w h e n i t ' s warm sunny weather. Hooray! 6. You will find out h o w w o m e n are c h e c k i n g out m e n .

n a t e d b e c a u s e , as h e s a y s , "I k n o w a lot of g u y s w h o s t u d y w o m e n c o n -

5. Men need w o m e n ' s studies because most don't have a clue

stantly - ihey d o n ' t n e e d a c l a s s to

a b o u t w h a t w o m e n really w a n t .

tration. O K . s o w e h a v e 12. I. (again) I ' v e met my best f r i e n d s in w o m e n ' s s t u d i e s — amazing, amazing women. 1. (yet a g a i n ) B e c a u s e , if y o u ' r e

4. T o learn that t h e r e really a r e

really interested in s t u d y i n g w o m e n

not that m a n y d i f f e r e n c e s b e t w e e n

- w e h a v e p l e n t y of w ild, s u c c u l e n t

men and w o m e n .

w o m e n w h o w o u l d like to tell y o u

s h a r e with y o u t h e T o p 10 R e a s o n s

3. W o m e n l o v e m e n w h o t a k e

W h y A n d r e w L o t z a n d His B u d d i e s

w o m e n ' s s t u d i e s ( t h e r e is o n l y o n e

Should Take W o m e n ' s Studies. 10. B e c a u s e y o u ' v e gotten m e n ' s

m a n in the c l a s s n o w . ) 2 . B e c a u s e it's probably b e e n a

s t u d i e s in e v e r y o t h e r d e p a r t m e n t

w h i l e s i n c e y o u ' v e h a d a g o o d cry.

on campus. 9. W o m e n s h o u l d n ' t be " s t u d i e d "

a n d s t u d y i n g t h o u s a n d s of y e a r s of

all a b o u t us. S o there you g o Andrew, are you m a n e n o u g h f o r the c h a l l e n g e ? S e e y o u in t h e fall.

p a t r i a r c h y m a y b r i n g y o u to a n e w emotional awareness.

W o m e n ' s Studies

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a n d they c o u l d use s o m e l e s s o n s o n

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d o n e lo m a k e it w o r k . T h e c o n f e r e n c e this y e a r w a s a h u g e s u c c e s s , and m u c h of this w a s d u e lo Ihe h a r d

t h a n k s f o r a j o b well d o n e . Paul Bush ('01), Secretary General

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work and c o o p e r a t i o n of m a n y p e o p l e t h r o u g h o u t the c o l l e g e c o m -

Louis Canfield TOl),

Hope College Model United Nations. We had about 1,000 extra

munity. T h e s t u d e n t s a n d their a d v i s e r s

Secretary General M a t t Scogin ('02),

p e r s o n s on c a m p u s f o r t h e p r o g r a m and a p p r e c i a t e t h e w o r k of all involved. In a p r o g r a m of this size a n d

w i s h lo t h a n k e v e r y o n e w h o h e l p e d a n d the H o p e c o m m u n i t y f o r its

Jack Holmes, Faculty Adviser

c o n t r i b u t i o n lo this p r o g r a m , w h i c h

c o m p l e x i t y , it is i m p o s s i b l e f o r ihe o r g a n i z e r s lo k n o w all that h a s been

p r o m o t e s u n d e r s t a n d i n g of w o r l d issues. Please accept our sincere

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editor-in-chief Michael Zuidema production editor Paul Loodeen cam pus beat editors Carrie Arnold Julie Green sports editor Andrew Kleczek intermission editor Matt Cook spotlight editor Andrew Lotz infocus editor Jane Bast photo editor Jennifer Bodine ad representative Kate Van Krimpen ad designer Dana Lamers copy editor Melissa Roop distribution mgr. Doug Sweetser production assistant Christine Trinh graphic artist Chad Sampson faculty advisor Tim Boudreau

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your voice. Removal of poems unfortunate, To ihc Editor, When I c a m e lo work on Thursday. I was surprised and pleased lo see lhal someone had ducHaped one of Shakespeare's love sonnets lo my ofTieerdoor. "Lei me nol lo the marriage of true minds/Admit impedimenls," I read, the graceful lines of the familiar lyric lifting my spirits on a gray, blustery March morning. In Ihe first Hush of ego. I thought I d been singly blessed, but soon noiiced ihe small, while Hags of poetry w a v i n g from other o f f i c e doors. I scanned the poems along


others should

the corridor: Frost's reflection on roads not taken. Donne's fervent wrestling with his God. even Dr. Seuss' crazy wonderment. I went on wilh the day buoyed by these honest and earnest efforts of humans to trust their lives to words, to try and make something new, something fresh wilh the language — something that might even be beautiful. Later. I learned lhal these poetry Hags had been raised all over campus—in Peale, in the chapel, even in trees and on sidewalks, alongside the other postings for meetings and speakers and parlies and political

"give poetry

candidates. As if to remind us of what William Carlos Williams said: "It is difficult/ to gel the news from poems/yet men die miserably every day/for lack/of what is found there." This, I thought, is what college is all about: a luxurious labor of mind and spirit, of reading and listening and pondering images and ideas. Unfortunately, the luxury was shortlived. By nightfall, most of the poems had been torn down. I don't know why. I suspect it has something to do with our urge to make order out of chaos, the urge lhal frequently

a chance" manifests itself in our compulsion lo neatly pile the papers on our d e s k s , put b o o k s back on their shelves, hang up our clothes, dust the nightstand rather than admit to the larger confusion, the ambiguities that exist in anyone's life, especially if they're really living. I miss those poems fluttering like prayer flags in the wind. I need lo be reminded that life is not tidy, that others have come before and are living now who recognize how disconcerting the chaos is. In the next few lines of that sonnet d u c t t a p e d to my d o o r ,

Shakespeare writes, 44 . . . Love is not love/ Which alters when it alteration finds,/ Or bends wilh the remover to remove:". The most basic tenet of Christianity—of every religion, for that matter—is love. Hope seeks to h e a Christian college where students, faculty and staff can expect the freedom that Christian love allows to engage in the labor of mind and spirit without undue censure. Let's give poetry a chance. Jackie Bartley Adjunct Assistant Professor

cable system needs Hope's assistance

To the Editor: Perhaps many of my fellow studenis have wondered, as I often have, why cable TV in Holland and at Hope College, is so poor. I have heard many students say that they would purchase cable TV. but the service here does nol include their favorite channels, such as ihe SciFi Channel or C o m e d y Central. Rates for the service seem high for the number of channels provided. AT&T, the cable TV provider for I lope College and the City of Holland. has increased rales 22 percent in the past three years. Meanwhile.

local residents have received no upgrades. Neighboring communities pay less than we do for cable TV access and gel up to twice as many channels. Improved cable TV service would also allow AT&T lo provide local area residents wilh cable modem access to the Internet, with speeds greatly exceeding those with traditional m o d e m c o n n e c t i o n s . Currently, city ordinances restrict AT&T from being able to provide this highly desired service. Residents of Hope cottages and apartments would greatly benefit from this faster access to the Internet.

Fortunately, a community group has been f o r m e d to assist City Council and AT&T in improving our service. They call themselves the Alliance-for Better Cable and have a website located at http:// w w w . b e t t e r c a b l e . o r g . T h e r e are names and addresses of people to contact and sample letters available for you lo send to local officials. Please visit their site and take action to get better cable for Hope.

Carl Bussema ('01)

The Anchor w i l l not be published until April 5. W e w i l l be busy enjoying The splendors of Spring Break.

Letter to The Editor Guidelines T h e m i s s i o n of the A n c h o r opinion page is to provide a forum for members of the college community to engage in intelligent dialogue. The page is open to s t u d e n t s , faculty, staff and o t h e r m e m b e r s of the related community. The Anchor reserves the right to edit letters due to space constraints, but the editor will take care to retain the tone and intent of the letter. The Anchor will not publish letters that are personal attacks, in poor taste or potentially libelous. Letters will be selected for publication in one of two ways: first come, first serve, or as a r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s a m p l e when too many letters come in to

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GPS hosts renowned string quartet, pianist M A T T C O O K intermission editor

T h e c o m b i n a t i o n of t w o renowned musical forces will be featured in the next installment of the Great Performance Series. On Monday. March 27. the Great Performance Series will present the Vogler Quartet of Berlin with guest artist Angela Cheng, at 8 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel. "It's a unique opportunity to see two really great artists combine talents." said Derek Emerson. Hope College arts coordinator. The Vogler Quartet, a string quartet formed at the Hans Eisler College of Music in Berlin, quickly rose to international acclaim after winning the International String Quartet Competition. "They made a big splash right off the bat." Emerson said. According to Emerson, they are known for adding life to older music. Although they are a c c l a i m e d , they are a relatively new group. Emerson felt that it was important to bring them to Hope while they

were still young. " T h e y ' r e considered one of the top string quartets in the world and they're an up and coming group." Emerson said. "You want to grab the groups while you can b e f o r e they get o u t , t h e r e b e y o n d our reach." T h e Q u a r t e t will o p e n t h e evening with Haydn's "Quartet in G major." and then " M i n i m a x " by Hindemith. Then they will bring out pianist Angela Cheng to perform Chopin's "Ballade No. 1 in G minor" as a solo piece. Then they will combine to perform "Piano Quintet in E-flat Major." by Schumann. Cheng, who is Canadian, has won many awards including the Gold Medal at the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Masters Competition. and the Medal of Excellence from the Salzburg Mozarteum. She d o e s not usually p e r f o r m with the Vogler Quartet, so this event will be special to Hope College. "You're going to go from a string quartet to a just a great pianist, and



p h o t o c o u r t e s y Public Relations

F O U R O F A K I N D : The Vogler Quartet of Berlin includes two violinists, a viola player and a cellist. They will perform on March 27, as part of the Great Performance Series. then y o u ' r e going to see the twp combined," Emerson said. "So that will m a k e a p r e t t y u n u s u a l evening." Emerson fell that the pairing will make the performance interesting.

"Usually when you go. you'll see the quartet for the whole performance or you'll see the pianist for the whole performance," Emerson said. "You'll get a little bit of everything-some variety in the show."

T i c k e t s f o r the G r e a t P e r f o r mance Series are $ 12.50 for adults, $ 1 0 . 5 0 f o r s e n i o r c i t i z e n s , and $6.50 for students. They may be purchased at the theater lobby ticket office in DeWitt, or at the door.

S y m p h o n e t t e and Chapel C h o i r d e p a r t on t o u r

long distance to Hope. But family and alumni are not the only ones who attend. "We will get people that haven't h e a r d of H o p e C o l l e g e j u s t by w o r d - o f - m o u t h , " Richmond said. "These may be people who will just go because they like choral music and they think it will be a good con-

cert." Because this may be the first time many of those in attendance will hear these groups, the directors tried to choose diverse music that will reflect the ability of the musicians. "We try to do a wide variety of music f r o m different styles and different languages," Richmond said. Also, the music must keep the interest of the students who will have to perform it over and over. "I chose music that would be interesting, fun and also challenging," Piippo said. Stops for the S y m p h o n e t t e are Brooklyn, Ohio; Rochester, N.Y.; Albany, N.Y.; Waiting, N.J.; Washington, D.C.; and New York City. The Chapel Choir will perform in R e n t o n , O a k H a r b o r , a n d Lynden, Wash. The Symphonette will give a preview concert tomorrow at 8 p.m. in Dimnent Chapel. U p o n their return, the C h a p e l Choir will perform a " H o m e Concert" on Wednesday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in Dimnent Chapel.

" I talked to some people and most of them thought it was a pretty good idea," Tommola said. "We shall see what the reaction is o n c e m o r e people know about it." Although Opus was cleared by Student Congress to use their budget in this way, they have not yet determined if they will be able to distribute the CDs for free as usual, or if there will be a small fee. Tommola predicted that once the whole thing is put together, it will take up a four C D set. If there is a price, he did not think it would be

much more than $7. B e c a u s e t h e n e w f o r m a t will combine the budget for both issues that were scheduled to come out this semester. Opus will be accepting new submissions. T h e s e submissions can be any form of writing, art or photography. They can be submitted at the English department desk on the third floor of Lubbers Hall. They are due by Monday, March, 27. T h e O p u s staff has not yet worked out the submission process for music.

MAT T C O O K intermission editor

Although both will be on tour, the Hope College S y m p h o n e t t e and Chapel Choir will be as far apart as possible in the United Slates this Spring Break. Both music g r o u p s will be on their annual tours during Spring Break. The Symphonette will tour the East C o a s t , and the C h a p e l Choir will head for the slate of Washington. Every year, as part of the curriculum. both groups travel somewhere and perform at many stops along the way. This can be an educational experience for the student musicians. "They're learning how to be professional musicians, that's their goal in life." said Richard Piippo. director of ihe Symphonette. "Having to go on tour and play every single evening forces them to be on their best performance all the time." It can also validate all the hard work they put into their music.



C H A P E L C H O I R : Along with the Symphonette, a tour during Spring Break. "They work all year to come up with a wide variety of music," said Brad R i c h m o n d , director of the Chapel Choir. T o do it just here s e e m s a n t i c l i m a c t i c f o r all that work." While on lour, the groups typically stay at accommodations arranged by Hope alumni. They play

p h o t o c o u r t e s y Public R e l a t i o n s

the Chapel Choir will hit the road for

at churches and other venues. According to Piippo, the highlight of the Symphonette tour will be a performance at the Netherlands Embassy in Washington, D.C. O f t e n , m e m b e r s of the g r o u p have family in the area and this is an opportunity for them to see the groups in concert without going the

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dent musicians. These musicians will be selected through an audition process similar to the way Opus currently selects submitted writing and art. "1 thought it was important to include music which is an art form Opus has never been able to include before," Tommola said. The art work that Opus traditionally includes will a p p e a r in the booklet that goes with the CD. So far, T o m m o l a has gotten a good reaction lo the idea of an audio CD.

OPUS is now accepting: creative writing artwork

t u r n y o u r w o r k in a t t h e English o f f i c e , o n t h e 3 r d floor o f Lubbers b y

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Students produce and p r e m i e r e movie M/vrx COOK Intermission editor

Red carpel, screaming women, body guards, movie stars, speeches and awards are all part ot a typical Hollywood movie premiere, but they are a rare occurrence al Hope College. None the less, all these things were present at the premiere of "The Day the Windmill Died." last S a t u r d a y in t h e VanderWerf Hall theater. The premiere showcased the result of a

p r o j e c t s t a r t e d last year by Joel


D e Z w a a n W i n d m i l l and f r a m e s three Hope College students for the crime. The three students go on the run pursued by a zealous Public Safely officer and his men. They enlist the help of a janitor, a reporter, and a trio of single women in the quest to prove their innocence. A l t h o u g h it is billed as " t h e movie that changed the meaning of what w e call low b u d g e t , " the movie features several special effects sequences, including a car chase and a rooftop battle. After the script w a s written, the producers went in s e a r c h of actors to fill the cast. For this they turned to their friends. i4 W e Anchor photo by called up a)l A n d r e w Kleczek

shoot a scene tonight? lonighl? Can you shool shoot a scene tomorrow?' They totally had no clue." The cast had to deal with more than schedule conflicts. One cold m o r n i n g at 7 a . m . , - P a t t e r s o n brought them out to a beach 20 minutes from campus lo film a scene. He then realized that he had forgotten the camera. The cast and crew was forced lo pile into one car to slay warm as Patterson went lo gel the camera. "If he hadn't brought doughnuts, that would h a v e been the e n d , " Tucker said. Even with the problems, the crew stuck with it. and they were glad that they did. "I r e m e m b e r just sitting there thinking 'is it worth it.' but then in t h e e n d it w a s . " said M e l i s s a LaBarge ( 4 0 l ) , who played one of fun, and Joel and Noah worked re-

('01), who dially hard at i t " rected the Dan Bos ('01), who also played m o v i e , and o n e of the fugitives, had similar Noah Tucker feelings. COD. who "I totally thought it was a goof, it wrote it. was nothing," Bos said. "In the proThe idea to cess, I came to love it and I came to make a adore it." t h e s e m o v i e c a m e T H E S T A R : Noah Tucker After they filmed it, the movie p e o p l e on to the l o n g - CO I) waits to greet his audience. was edited and music and credits the phone time roomwere added. Then the movie was mates on a whim one morning last and said 'Hey, tomorrow we're going to make a movie, why don't you ready for its extravagant premiere. April. Those who attended were encour"He (Patterson) turned to me and come over and be in it,"' Tucker aged to dress up. and many took 4 said. said. Noah, let's make a m o v i e , ' " advantage of this, wearing everyUnfortunately, their timing was Tucker said. " S o we came up with thing from a kill lo clothes of the not always the best. Most of the an idea and I sat down and he locked 1920s. me in the room all day. and I came filming look place during finals A red carpet made out of conweek. up with a script." "It was really insane," said Heidi • struclion paper was laid out by the The film takes place in Holland. In the movie, a Nazi seeking re- Huebner ('00), who played one of door, and the movie's stars circuvenge for his father's death and bent the single women. "They'd call up laled among the audience. One star, Holland resident Andy Patterson, on world domination, destroys the and they would be like, 'can you


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The campus was full of poetry for a short period last week, but it did not last very long. As an o b s e r v a n c e of National Poetry Month, professor Jack Ridl had students from his poetry classes blanket Hope's campus with poems by a variety of poets. He called it the First Annual Poetry Blitz. "I wanted to do s o m e t h i n g to bring poems to people in all kinds of surprising places," Ridl said. "I wanted to bring poems out of books and confined spaces and courses, and just suggest that they are all around us everywhere."




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the premiere of "The Day the Windmill Died." * r even came equipped with his own that Patterson has had since he was seven years old. bodyguards. " W e ' v e got library shelves at Tucker was thrilled al the turnhome full of videos he's made," out. Patterson said. "I haven't been this excited since The duo does not plan on the premy fourth birthday when I got a miere of "The Day the Windmill record player," Tucker said. "This Died" being the end of their moyie is a great night." The audience was in-lum thrilled careers. Tucker hopes lo have more c h a n c e s to show his movie as il by ihe movie. "That movie absolutely rocked. gains in popularity sparked by its I am in love with Joel Patterson." first showing. Also, he is working on a script for another film. said Dane Splinter ('02). " I t ' s tentatively called ' S e v e n Patterson was not able to make Stories of Holland, or 856 Dutch The premiere because he is studyNights.' It's a liltle more of an epiing in Costa Rica ihis semester. sodic kind of thing," Tucker said. Patterson's father, Ben Patterson, "We're trying to branch out a little Dean of Chapel, was proud of his bit. involve some more people, and son's accomplishment. He saw it as a continuation of a love of filming make fun of Holland. Michigan."



To catch the campus by surprise, students from Ridl's English 255, 344, and 455 classes put them up late Wednesday night. They were hoping that the p o e m s would be well received. "We all wanted to bring some magic, and spontaneity, and surprise, and joy and innocent delight to everybody," Ridl said. Their goal was to put poems in places where people wouldn't expect them. T h e p o e m s appeared e v e r y w h e r e inside and o u t s i d e , from dorm walls, to professor's office doors, to light posts. A diverse range of poets was represented. "We all hoped that people would

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Dance aratho A R O M P I N T H E PEAN U T S : Anna Holt ('01), Teagan McCaslin ('02), Sarah Benjamin ('02), and Betty Ann Daniels ('02) take a timeout from dancing to play in a kiddie pool filled with styrofoam packing peanuts.


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rority. "It definitely gives us more of a connection to the marathon," said Trena Hedley ('00). "It makes it more real that one of our sisters went through it. These children are miracle children, and Jessica is a miracle sis-

Members of the Sibylline sorority who participated in Dance Marathon were dancing for a cause that helped save a sister's life. Jessica Lyons ('02), who joined the Sibs ter." Kathy Batts, the mother of Alec and Julia, this year, made the notion of helping chilwas excited about the Dance Marathon, and dren a reality for her sorority. e s p e c i a l l y t h a n k f u l f o r the Lyons was born premasorority's fund-raising efforts. turely, three and one half "We've gotten to know a lot months early. She remained of them, and t h e y ' r e a great in an i n c u b a t o r f o r f o u r group of girls," Batts said. "To months, and was fed intrasay this is a good cause is an venously. Still to this day, understatement. Philanthropic Lyons' muscles are not as money is what keeps the hosstrong as they could be. pital going." " M y f a t h e r t r i e d to be T h e Sibs not only raised t h e r e all t h e t i m e , " s a i d Lyons. "If babies are touched they get belter more funds for Dance Marathon than any other sorority, they were the campus organifaster. They can feel someone is there." Lyons shared her experience with some of zation with the most funds raised overall: her sorority sisters, and it increased their spirit $4,430. They won Dance Marathon's gold crown trophy for money raised and highest for the event. "It made us feel the dancing on a more number of spirit points. " I t ' s good to k n o w that w e ' r e raising personal level," said Erin VanDyken (*02). money for the same treatments that saved "Her emotions spread to us." But Lyons was not the only premature birth Jessica's life," said Sarah Sudnick ('02). Lyons was pleased with the involvement that motivated the Sibs' dancing. The sorority-sponsored children were also born pre- of her sorority in the marathon and expressed maturely and were saved at DeVos Children's her hopes that the tradition of supporting sick children continues. hospital. "I want to get more involved in Dance Alec and Julia Batts were born six weeks Marathon next year," Lyons said. "It's imearly, and remained in the hospital for care portant and great that the different organizafor the first few weeks of their life. The Sibs tions are all raising money for kids. Even were paired with the two children, making people who weren't bom early can underthe importance in fund-raising for infant care stand and contribute to helping kids." facilities an important theme within the so-

T H E ELECTRIC S L I D E : Sarah Sudnick ('02) shows o f f her moves during an early morning session of line-dancing.

R U B D O W N : Ellen Colenbrander COO) gets a double massage to ease her tired muscles a long night of dancing.


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sage at 9:15 a.m. "I think everything went really smooth," Schrock said. "Especially for the first time ever." While both Schrock and Cravotta said that there were no major problems, they could sense that things reached a slower tempo once Saturday morning arrived. "In the beginning of the night we had a lot of visitors." Cravotta said. "But by three or

four in the morning it seems like everyone had left. "Then the kids came back and that's what kept us going." Just before the final tally was announced, each family was able to give a short testimony. There was the Bock family whose son, Duncan, was diagnosed with leukemia three and a half years ago.

There was the DeWitt family whose daughter, Monika, was born with a serious heart defect and later developed a bad lung infection. And there was the White family whose daughter, Samantha, had her first open heart surgery at four days old. Dance Marathon Adviser Diana Breclaw hopes that the event will become an annual event.

"Every year I want people to look forward to it and want to dance and be a part of it." Breclaw said. Breclaw has seen Dance Marathons at Penn State, Bowling Green and Indiana, where schools can raise millions in funds. She expected Hope to make around $15,000. "I thought ours, with the number of dancers, money raised and families, I thought it was a great start," Breclaw said.




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Hope Hockeys -our years after theirhumble beginnings Hope hockey is becoming a contender A N D R E W KLECZEK sports editor

or Jon Kopchick ('00). the story of Hope ice hockey started six months before he look a single class, when he played pickup hockey with the players that would later form the first team. â&#x20AC;˘During the winter of my senior year of high school, a bunch of the guys who were planning on playing on the team would come to Grand Rapids and play drop in," Kopchick said. "So I played with them and got to know a bunch of the guys." Today, roughly four years later, Kopchick was the first player to enter Hope and play all four of his years - from freshman to senior. The formation of the team began in February of 1996 as Alan Thorpe (*99), Troy Davis (*98) and Ryan Cook (*96) held a meeting to gauge student interest. Later that year the trio would form a constituition and create a proposal to the school. Nine months later the team would take to the ice. Hope's first game came Nov. 2, 1996 against the University of Michigan club team. They lost the game 18-3, however, it was an important moment for those who played in the game. "I was really excited," Kopchick said. "There was some nervousness, but it was awesome to be out there for the first game.'* Hope had to deal with some growing pains those first few seasons as they took a beating from opponents. However their biggest challenges weren't coming from other teams, but being a team themselves. "We knew how to play hockey, but we didn't play as a team," Kopchick said. "You have to get used to how everyone plays." Other challenges the early teams had to face were lack of leadership and lack of commitment. "We didn't have the leadership," said Chris VanTimmeren (*98). "Coaches were part time ... People just didn't show 100 percent commitment to the team." Van Timmeren, who will be the team's head coach next year, sees the dedication level as one of the biggest things that's changed over the last four years. "If they have to miss (a practice) they better have a good reason," Van Timmeren said. "And if they do it still might affect their playing time." John McDonald (*01) sees the commitment level and the team*s overall competitiveness as

Greatest Moments 1) H o p e 8, L a w r e n c e T e c h 2. The t e a m ' s first ever victory. 2) H o p e 10, N o r t h w o o d U n i v e r s i t y 4 . ( L J g e Ice A r e n a . H o l l a n d ) . F i r s t ice h o c k e y g a m e e v e r in Holland, f i r s t F l y i n g D u t c h m e n l e a g u e w i n . 3) C a l v i n 4, H o p e 3 OT. ( E d g e Ice A r e n a ) " T h e l o s s in o v e r t i m e t o C a l v i n w a s o n e o f t h e b i g g e s t t u r n i n g points for us, j u s t because we realized w h a t we c o u l d d o w i t h o u r t e a m ' s p o t e n t i a l , " s a i d Clark B e a c o m ('01). 4) H o p e 4, C a l v i n 1. ( G r a n d R a p i d s ) T h e w i n w a s t h e Flying D u t c h m e n ' s first ever against the Knights. 5 ) H o p e 7, C a l v i n 3. ( E d g e Ice A r e n a ) . H o p e s w e e p s C a l v i n f o r t h e f i r s t t i m e in h i s t o r y .

two major changes. "The first few years were brutal,** McDonald said. "A lot of fighting, scores were lopsided ... This season things have changed. Our biggest margin was a game we won 14-0.'* McDonald, who was the team's president the last two seasons, but won*t be next year, has seen a number of improvements over the last three seasons including: better communication with the Hope administration, better organization, recruiting, web site, and the team's unity. However, one of the most important changes players point to is the move to the Edge Ice Arena in Holland. Previously the team played at South Side Ice Arena, which is approximately 30 minutes from Holland. F "The biggest thing about playing in Holland is that the games aren't as publicized, yet, w e get a lot of fans." said Clark Beacom (*01). Beacom, who has been the team*s captain the last three years, also notices increased community support at the games. "It's not just students, families are going to games," he said. However, the biggest improvement in the team is their belief that they can succeed. "Any of Hope's players truly believe they can play with any team in the league." Kopchick said. Van Timmeren echoes his sentiments. "I feel that we are going to be contenders in the league next year," he said. "We can play with any team in the league on any given night.**


of Hope Hockey

1st Season Coach: Jerri Corretti Overall Record: 2-11 League wins: 0

2nd Season Coach: Jerry Lallo Overall Record: 3-13 League wins: 0

3rd Season Coach: Jeff Chappel Overall Record; 2-13 League wins: 2

4th Season Coach: Jeff Chappel Overall Record: 6-14 League wins: 4



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Hope's (rack teams aren't looking for a fast start this season. Instead t h e y ' r e h o l d i n g out for a strong finish. • I'm looking forward to their performances in the conference meet." said head coach Dereck C h a v i s . " T h e y ' r e looking pretty good in practice right now." He also thinks that the team has the potential to upset s o m e league opponents. "I think we are going to surprise some people." Chavis said. "Especially with the y o u n g t e a m w e have." Long before the teams reach the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association meet (May 4 and 5) they'll travel to Atlanta. Ga. for a pair of meets. Their first test will c o m e at M o r e h o u s e C o l l e g e on March 18. The meet will feature NCAA Division I and II schools. Hope's second meet will come on

M a r c h 25 w h e n t h e y travel to Emory University for a Division III invitational. According to Chavis the purpose of the meets is twofold. ' T i n just wanting them to get the feel for running outdoors again and putting up good limes," Chavis said. On the m e n ' s team Chavis. expects sprinters Curtis Tyler ( ' 0 2 ) and Chris Kerrins ('00) to perform well. He also looks to: Paul Berke ('00), Chase Carpenter ('01). Garrett Childs ('01). Ben Freeburn ( ' 0 3 ) , Joe Kattelus ( ' 0 1 ) . Jeff K a u f f m a n ('03) and Dylan Wade ( ' 0 2 ) to be solid contributors. s For the w o m e n ' s team C h a v i s l o o k s to: S a r a h B u r g e s s ( ' 0 2 ) , Karen C l a r k ( ' 0 3 ) , Jenny Ernst COO), Courtney M u n z ( ' 0 2 ) , Brooke ( ' 0 3 ) and Jessica C o s t i n g ( ' 0 3 ) : Ashly Pries ('00), Sarah Shirpsema ('02) and Emily Sowers ('01). Both Ernst and Sowers are returning ailAmericans. C h a v i s thinks Erica Torgerson ('01) stands a good chance of earn-

Lacrosse club defeats E a s t e r n , 19-5 at least in terms of depth." M e a l e y points to a number of players as strong performers in the victory, including: Dave Carstens C02), Chris Sizemore ('02), Ryan Cox ('03) and Pat Kearney ('03). Carstens had a goal and an assist for the team, .while Sizemore had t w o g o a l s and t w o assists, and Kearney had four goals. According to Mealey, Cox performed well on faceoffs. Steve Engel ('01) started in goal for the Flying Dutchmen. Hope's next game is today, at 5 p.m. at the soccer field.

food. Everything went smoothly." S t u d e n t s w e r e p r o v i d e d with: general admission tickets, transportation to the game via charter bus, refreshments for the ride up, dinner, and pizza after the game. They also had the opportunity to win prizes from Creative Dining Services for participating in Pistons trivia g a m e s Prizes included watches and memorabilia. The Pistons lost to the Pacers, 118-111.


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recreation and sports management, Chavis served as a graduate assissports editor tant coach for sprinters. During the H o p e ' s n e w head track coach s u m m e r of 1998 he d i r e c t e d a Dereck Chavis is looking to build a sprinters summer camp. Those experiences helped team for the future by him shape his using the blueprint of c o a c h i n g p h i l o s othe past. phy. "Hope has a really "I d i d a lot o f good tradition in reading," Chavis sports," Chavis said. "I said. "I b e c a m e a d o n ' t want track and student of the field to be an e x c e p sport." tion." C h a v i s also o b Chavis takes over the served other head track and field c o a c h e s and t h e i r coaching positions from D.Chavis methods as a way of Mark Northuis, who learning. will coach distance run"There's always new ways to do ners, and Donna Eaton, who is also things." Chavis said. the w o m e n ' s golf coach. A large factor in his decision to Chavis, a native of Elkhart, Ind., completed his graduate and under- take the Hope coaching position graduate work at Indiana State Uni- was the opportunity to be a head versity. As a student, he was a four coach and do things his own way. "This is a great opportunity to year letter winner and a two-time build a program." Chavis said. All-Missouri Valley C o n f e r e n c e Chavis. who has never been in a sprinter. While working on his masters in losing program, looks to keep Hope


H o p e students t r e a t e d t o Pistons g a m e Creative Dining S e r v i c e s and Pepsi treated 35 Hope College students to the Feb. 23 Detroit Pistons - Indiana Pacers basketball game at the Palace, in Auburn Hills. The students won the opportunity to go by c o m p e t i n g in v a r i o u s events held at Phelps Dining Hall earlier in the semester. "It was pretty cool." said Brian Dryfhout C00). " C r e a t i v e dining services did a good j o b about it. They did a good j o b of giving us


S O A R : Courtney Munz ('02) flies through the air in the long jump event. Hope's first home track meet is April / , against Alma.

Chavis challenges track teams

sports briefs Hope's Lacrosse Club defeated Eastern Michigan University 19-5 recently to claim their first victory of the season. This is the first year that Eastern Michigan University, an N C A A Division I school, has had a club team. A c c o r d i n g to c o a c h M a r k M e a l e y ( ' 9 7 ) . i t ' s o n e of t h e program's biggest victories in his experience with the team. "This is the first time in the last eight years that w e ' v e won this, big," Mealey said. "It's also been the best team w e ' v e had in .years.

ing that honor this year. "She barely missed qualifying for nationals last year." Chavis said. "I expect her to be able to make up the few points that kept her from qualifying for nationals last year." Both team's strengths are their youth and strong leadership from the upper classes. "With me being a new coach they've (seniors) been instrumental in me getting the j o b done here." Chavis said; "They're very task oriented, they all want to get better." " T h e y ' r e enthusiastic about the changes in the program. They can see the program going in the right direction." Despite the senior lead leadership, the team's greatest strength is in it's youth. "Overall my team is very young," Chavis said. "But I've got some good talent and its something we can build on for the next two, three years." The team's first league meet is home, April I against Alma.

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competitive as a team within the league. " I ' m used to winning." Chavis said. "I want us to be a constant contender in the league." According to players. Chavis is keeping the team focused. t4 He p u s h e s u s . " s a i d J a s o n Monstrola ('03). "He wants us to do well. He gets all he can out of his players." In between his graduate and undergraduate work, Chavis served in the AmeriCorps as a mentor leader in Indianapolis. His responsibilities included: Organizing college trips within the state, helping assign students tutors, helping students and their families receive financial aide, and special events. Chavis found the experience rewarding. "It got me in touch with students again." Chavis said. "It put me back into the school system, which I enjoyed. I've always enjoyed teaching and coaching." N e x t y e a r C h a v i s will teach health dynamics, powerlifting. and a first year seminar class.

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Spring Break is righl around the corner, and with ii the spring sporls season. T h e Hope Softball team is looking to o n c e again be competitive within the league. Last year the Flying Dutch finished their season w i t h a 2 1 - 1 3 record and finished second in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association with a 12-4 record. This success may be hard to duplicate with this y e a r ' s young squad. "Over half of the people are n e w this year, but we have a core of seasoned veterans to build on." head coach Karla Wolters said. Of the 18 players on the team seven are freshmen. " W e ' r e a very young team, but in practice everybody is playing really well." Kim Grotenhuis ( ' 0 1 ) said. " B u t the team gets along and that's a plus." However, nine of the remaining

conference opponents. During the week of Spring Break the Flying Dutch will play a total of 10 games. " T h e t e a m s w e will f a c e are s t r o n g e r t h a n in m o s t y e a r s , " W o l t e r s said. " W e - f a c e a lot of teams that usually make the N C A A tournament while in Florida." crown. It will not get any easier when " W e ' r e young, but we still look the Flying Dutch return to Michito have a good season. It's just a gan for M I A A conference play as l i t t l e bit m o r e u n p r e d i c t a b l e , " the team starts by playing four road Wolters said. games in two doubleheader set with "We have not set any team goals A l m a and then Adrian. yet. but I expect that we will exAlma has already posted a 10-0 pect to be right up there competing record in non-conference play. Afwith Alma and the other top teams ter these games there is a few game in the c o n f e r e n c e . " build up until the Flying Dutch face T h e team expects to do well durrival Calvin, but on the way they ing Spring Break as well as during have to face an Olivet squad w h o the regular season. already has an 8-0-1 record in non"I think that one of team goals conference action. will be to do well in F l o r i d a , " "We have been close to winning Grotenhuis said. "And another goal the conference the past couple of will be to win the M1%AA." years, but Alma is always lurking T h e Flying Dutch will get their in the shadows and s o m e h o w seem c h a n c e to sharpen their skills on to sneak a w a y with (the) champitheir u p c o m i n g Florida trip where

the players that are returning, Carrie Scott (*01) w a s named an allA m e r i c a n and an a l l - M I A A first t e a m , a n d G r o t e n h u i s w a s also n a m e d to the all-MIAA first team. T h e team is young, but still is looking to c o m p e t e f o r the M I A A

11 are previous letter winners. Of

they will be tested by strong non-

Women's tennis set to start


onship," Grotenhuis said.

Men's tennis seeking success Lillie has a similar outlook to that


of his coach. "This year we have a better

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Last year's league-winning Flying D u t c h return eight p l a y e r s from last season's squad, including their lop four singles players. " W e ' v e got the c r e a m of the crop,'* said c o a c h K a r e n P a g e . " W e ' v e got strength and w e ' v e

nationals. "We just want to shoot for making it to nationals," said Kristin Kooyer ( ' 0 1 ) . T h e i r S p r i n g B r e a k t r i p to Hilton Head, S. C , may go a long way towards that goal since it will expose them to a wide range of competition. Page said that wins during break could factor in later in the season w h e n the team starts looking for a bid to nationals. If Hope defeats a team over Spring Break that is successful later in the season it helps the Flying Dutch towards receiving a bid to nationals. Another one of the t e a m ' s goals is to win the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association o n c e again this year. While Hope has won ii six conseccitive years. Page is wary of her team being too confident. "It's a strong league," Page said. " T h e r e are s o m e teams that are out to gel us." S h e pointed to A l b i o n . Saint M a r y ' s and Calvin as teams that could also contend for the league championship. With three returning seniors Jennifer Smith ( 00). Jessica Mulder ( ' 0 0 ) and Jenny Esterline COO) - the team has the leadership to make an attempt on the league title. •"We've got s o m e g o o d role models." Page said. " T h e i r quiet demeanor is what motivates the team. They-all promote the best

chance than in years past," Lillie

With eight returning players, four of w h o m are seniors, the m e n s ' tennis team has a positive outlook. " W e ' v e got the toughest schedule w e ' v e had in the past e i g h t years, with the knowledge that we h a v e a strong t e a m . " said coach S t e v e G o r n o . " W e h a v e a great c h a n c e to h a v e the b e s t s e a s o n

got depth." The team has its sights set on the N C A A T o u r n a m e n t o n c e again this year. Last y e a r ' s team failed to earn a bid. h o w e v e r t w o years ago the team c o m p e t e d at


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S W I M C M : Jennifer

Smith COO) takes a swing at a shot in a match last season. f r o m everybody." Page also pointed to two players in p a r t i c u l a r . K o o y e r a n d Mulder, as having made significant improvement over the year. Last season Mulder was voted by her t e a m m a t e s as the Most Improved Player. " K r i s s y K o o y e r is p l a y i n g number three (singles). S h e ' s a very determined, consistent, intense player." Page said. K o o y e r ' s intensity and determ i n a t i o n paid off w h e n H o p e p l a y e d F e r r i s S t a t e . F e b . 29. Ferris, a Division II school, defeated Hope 8-1. The Flying D u t c h ' s lone victory c a m e f r o m Kooyer w h o won both of her sets by a score of 6-4. " W e w e r e very pleased with o u r p e r f o r m a n c e s a g a i n s t this school." Page said. "Especially since it was our first match of the season." Hope d e f e a t e d D e P a u w 6 - 3 . March 11 at h o m e to bring their record to 1-1. T h e team's regular season b e g i n s W e d n e s d a y . M a r c h 2 9 by h o s t i n g S a i n t Mary's.

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G R E A T " S C O T T : C a m e Scott ('01) swings at a pitch. Last season Scott was named to the all-America team.

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never played him before, and obviously by m o v i n g the other players d o w n a slot, it will make the team stronger." Lillie said. M a n n ' s d o u b l e s partner. C h a d Bollinger C00) had very positive c o m m e n t s about his new teammate. "It has definitely worked out well playing together; better than I expected." Bollinger said. W h e n looking ahead to the goals of the team. Bollinger said. " O u r main f o c u s as a team is to make Nationals, because it's something w e ' v e let slip away the past couple

ever." First singles player Paul Lillie (*00) also has high hopes for the

said. N u m b e r three singles and t w o doubles player Chad Bollinger ('00) said, " O u r team is definitely going to be the strongest w e ' v e been in the past three, maybe four years. W e ' r e really excited about our match against Kalamazoo. W e ' v e got the team believing we can win." Dan Mann C03) has stepped up as a freshman to fill the number two

team. "My goal, both personally and as a team, is to win the M I A A . " Lillie said. "In the beginning, we'll have some tough situations, but it will get

singles and doubles slots. "It's kind of intimidating, but I hope I can do a good job, and I hope I ' m the righl person for the posit i o n , " M a n n said. " M y p e r s o n a l

better as the season progresses." T h e t e a m ' s toughest competition is Kalamazoo, who has proven to be the stronger team for the past 6 2

goal for the season would be just to

season. " W e ' v e got a tremendous group of guys," G o m o said of his team. "By far the classiest team in the

play the best that I can." Of one of his only two f r e s h m e n . Gorno said. "Dan is o n e player who has really proven himself early in

conference." So far. in the team's indoor season, the Flying D u t c h m e n are 4-1. w i t h t h e i r o n l y l o s s c o m i n g to

the season." Fellow teammate Lillie also sees Mann as a beneficial addition to the otherwise experienced team. "1 think he ( M a n n ) is g o i n g to

Grand Valley. T h e y look forward to playing five scheduled matches on a spring break trip to Hilton Head, S. C . and will begin the regular season on Tuesday. March 28 against Alma.

years. " T h e r e ' s always a chance to beat K a l a m a z o o , " G o r n o s a i d of the home match scheduled for April 4. "It would take our best effort, and less than the best f r o m Kalamazoo, but there's always the possibility."

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