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'PlatelessThursdays' begin at Phlops A. Soupcup C O - E D I T O R OF A M A Z I N G N E S S

Just like day-of-the-week underwear, Phlops Cafeteria is starting fresh each day using regular weekly themes to enhance the dining experience of Soap College students. Director of Dining Will B. Sogreene said that after the success of "Sundae Sundays" and T r a y l e s s Tuesdays," Phlops committee members met to discuss other daily themes using catchy names and alliteration. "We felt kind of bad for the other days of the week," said Sogreene. "Why should Sunday and Tuesday get all the attention?" Modeled after Trayless Tuesday, Plateless Thursday was the first n e w installment decided. Committee members are still working on the alliteration for this theme day, but ultimately, on Plateless Thursdays students are highly encouraged not to use plates or bowls when taking their food at Phlops. Sogreene said, "We went over the numbers, and we figured if we could save so much money and materials by not washing trays, we could save that much more by not washing dishes either! N o w there are only two hands to wash per student, which they should be doing anyway if they have good hygiene." Students still have the option to use plates, but according to Sogreene, he and other

committee members have set up electric and barbed-wire fences around the plates. Workers will also stand positioned outside the fences carrying swords and wearing suits of armor to discourage students from taking the plates. Some students are not taking the change well. "I just can't live without plates. I go into plate withdrawal," said one student. "I've started intense training in order to safely maneuver around the fences and guards. W h e n I finally succeed, I plan to take a huge stack of them, smuggle them out of the cafeteria and save them in my dorm room for future Plateless Thursdays." The student, who preferred to remain anonymous, also mentioned starting an underground plate-ring, selling plates to students who feel similarly about the necessity of dishware. Many students are a bit more cooperative with the n e w change. Anne Vanderdutch ('12) said, "I don't mind giving up plates. I'll do whatever I can to help the environment. It did get tricky when they tried to serve me mashed potatoes and gravy though." Hot foods have b e c o m e a setback in the Plateless Thursdays scheme, but the health office has responded by setting up stations outside of Phlops on Thursdays to help treat minor hand burns.

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SCOTTY P L A I D E R S O N ( 1 2 ) ENJOYS A PLATELESS M E A L A T P H L O P S — S t u d e n t s c e l e b r a t e t h e m e d days. Another change for Thursdays is Phlops workers will no longer clean up after dinner. This carries over into the second new theme day, "Filthy Friday" when the cafeteria will not be cleaned at all. Sogreene believes the change

will significantly cut down on the use of cleaning products. In response. Soap's Admissions no longer hosts visit days for prospective students o n Fridays, which to the dismay of many, has caused Friday's food quality to decline considerably.

Continuing the theme of cutting food waste, Saturdays are now "Starving Saturdays," in which Phelps offers the thirdworld cuisine of rice, beans and water with varying degrees of sanitation. "We have offered many international gourmet foods in the past, but this is the first time we have offered delicacies from the less-fortunate of the world," said Sogreene. Many students are finding Starving Saturdays a welcome change over the typical Little Baron's pizzas and french fries served in the past. "Finally! Some real food on Saturday nights!" said Lisa Hungree ('12). Mondays are now "Moldy Mondays," when meals are entirely comprised of leftovers. Sogreene said this is not much of a c h a r g e from what Phlops diners are used to, but n o w there is an official day for it. For the first "Moldy Monday" Phlops served "Upside-Down Surprise Casserole," and "Recycled Taco-Meat Sloppy Joes." "This is perfect," said Will Eetnething ( 1 0 ) as he looked at the display of week-old desserts, "I like when my chocolate chip cookies are stale. They're crunchier." The Phlops committee threw a curveball and decided to switch up the general theme of food SEE PLATELESS,

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Shuttle Bus creeps on Soap students waiting for me. I swear it knows I'm coming, you know? It's so sketch—after this, I'll never ride that creeper bus," she said. "I was walking d o w n University Avenue the other night, and as s o o n as I passed the library and the stopped bus, it started right up," added Gerritt Ganesvoort ('12). "It followed me all the way back to my dorm - every time I walked faster, it sped up too. And when I stopped at the crosswalk to cross the street, it just stopped right next to me, almost like it w a s daring me to get in," he exclaimed. All indications are that the shuttle bus itself is beginning to stalk Soap students. According to a source inside the transportation department w h o spoke

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Over the past few months, students have noted a sharp increase in the number of crime incidents that occur o n Soap College's campus. After launching an investigation, Ranchor reporters located startling information that fingers the department of transportation as being behind the attacks as well as recent strange behavior by the n e w Soap shuttle bus. Samantha van Van DeVan ('11) noticed that the bus would follow her around campus and would arrive in front of her dorm door every evening as she would leave for her night class. "Like, every time I leave, it's

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o n condition of anonymity, the Soap transportation department is resorting to desperate measures to encourage students to utilize the bus under pressure from the school administration. "The transportation department will face unfortunate consequences if their plan does not succeed," threatened Soap College President Bubbleman in an internal memo. Given Bubbleman's infamous reputation stemming from his myriad unique staff disciplinary policies, the threat carries weight. The full extent of the department's pressure to perform came to light when a highplaced source deep inside the

Soap College Business Office revealed -financial documents highlighting that Phlops Dining Hall funds are frequently wired in large amounts to individuals associated with Hobbes College in Big Gush, MI. Transportation director Marcus Williams was spotted at an after-hours meeting in the Phlops Cafeteria office, though no explanation exists as repeated requests for c o m m e n t remain unanswered. Further investigation concluded that the funds are being used to hire individuals to "encourage students to participate in various campus activities," according to descriptions written o n the money transfer receipts. However, as evidenced by

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the many campus safety reports of campus attacks and according to students, "They're thugs," commented Pikkle Closson ('09). "I've never seen anything like this before," continued the senior, who was robbed of his LimePudding's latte last Thursday. Despite the threats and dangers, Soap students don't s e e m to be bowing to the pressure. "I think it's just, like, dumb, you know?" said Mina Metternich ('12). "Even if there are, like, Hobbesian thugs across campus, we'll like never ride that gross creeper bus, you know? They're always constantly underestimating us all of the time." "Yeah," added Sofie Westerveldt ('12).

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T H I S W E E K AT H O P E Wednesday April 1 Everything's A Joke Day Campus-wlde people are encouraged to take nothing seriously.

Thursday April 2 Dr. Boring N. Dull Lectures on "Nothlngyoucareaboutology" Mops Auditorium. 7 p.m.

Friday April 3 Student Inactivities Committee sponsors Spring Church Crawl Will Include Communion Pong and Bible Binge. Starts at Flagpole 1 1 : 1 1 p m and ends at 1 : 1 0 a m .

Saturday April 4 "Pre-Engagement Ring Sale" For those ready for mediocre committment. Dewltt Student Center 1 1 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sunday "Gollght Party"

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Wear red for pre-engaged, yellow for pre-pre-engaged and green for desperately alone.

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SOAP COMMUNITY HEARS JANIS ALIEN In an effort to create an uncomfortable discussion about justice and equality. Soap College welcomed Janis Alien to speak about racism. She greatfy exceeded the school's expectations and may be returning as a visiting professor next fall. • The administration was most pleased with Alien's ability to share ideas contrary to the Unreformed Church's stance on every controversial issue although her refusal to be video-taped will not allow the campus to relive the experience. Alien's brilliance and relevance were not discussed after her visit. Instead, attendants have focused their energies on more important things such as her outfit, haircut and tone of voice — the collective opinion is that it is better to talk about Alien's attitude and possible motives than her provocative message. The campus had to choose between talking about the actual issues or talking about more stagnant things, and the community has • made its decision.

RECENTLY IN HOLLYWEIRD This past Wednesday, Paris Hilton was spotted at an LA restaurant eating a sandwich "This is absurd and simply not true," Hilton's publicist reported last Tuesday. Paris maintains a strict diet of fish broth, rain water and salt." In a press conference this week the Pussycat Dolls shocked all as they admitted to being a musical group. "That's weird," commented E! reporter, Juliana Rancic. "I will be heading out on a world-wide tour this fall. "We want to show the world that we are really amazing singers. We just hate being objectified all the time!" "It's ridiculous."

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Crook Hall to offer healthy refuge with second choice given to Utopia it will meet the same fate as students who did not contract other barbaric institutions like the slave trade or human sacrifice." In an effort to prevent a I noro. Cleanliness will be built Hand washing will be an recurrence o f the noro-like v i r u s ^ into every aspect of life in the important part of Crook Hall new Crook Hall, the official said. outbreak of fall 2008, otherwise policy, he said. Bathroom doors At the start of fall semester all known as the Great Soap College will be programmed not to open residents will be required to don Plague, Residential Life and unless they detect the sound a white hazmat suit designed to Housing officials have announced a new, super-sanitary housing prevent pathogens from entering of someone singing "Happy Birthday." However, he cautioned the building. plan for fall 2009. that some will "The suits are The Ranchor was made find ways to get actually quite 66 aware of this plan when granted around these stylish," the official an exclusive interview with an It is important for us precautions. said. "I wear mine important official. He spoke all to keep an eye on "There are all the time." under conditions of anonymity, each other so as to evil people out frightened people might attempt He assured me there that have that it did not matter to infect him if his name were prevent these vilno regard for if students dislike made public. lains from infiltratyour health. It the suits, since it is After refusing to shake my ing the building. is important hand, the official confirmed that unlikely that their — ANONYMOUS PERSON for us all to Crook Hall will be converted into floor mates will ever OF POWER AT SOAP keep an eye on see them wearing a sanitarium where students will each other so have the opportunity to live in a them. All rooms in as to prevent the new Crook Hall germ-free environment. these villains "Renovations on the building will be singles. from infiltrating the building," he Complete sanitation will will be completed over the said. summer," the official said. be required upon entering the Other measures will include "Utilizing state-of-the-art building. Rooms will be stocked the elimination o f squirrels within cleaning techniques pioneered in with numerous cleaning supplies, 100 feet o f the building ("filthy and room-service meals will also emergency rooms and morgues, little virus accomplices," he replace Crook Dining Hall. we expect to completely eliminate muttered) and tripling the number "The scramble system is the viral menace." of cleaning employees. Rather simply atrocious when it comes to Current residents of Crook Hall will be given first option for sanitation standards," the official than instituting visitation hours, said. "Happily, in our clean little which encourage gatherings that living in the renovated building. Howe Well FRESH M A N

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ease the spread of germs, students will be expected to communicate via the Internet and cell phones. "It's unreasonable to expect students' immune systems alone to handle the constant attack they are exposed to under college conditions," the official said. "Things like common sense, selfexpression and social interaction are small sacrifices to make if it means that they will be spared the horrors of another plague." He theorized that the residents of Crook Hall would be able to survive an outbreak of the norolike virus even if the rest of the college were wiped out. "As a result of this new housing plan, Soap College students will once again be safe from the perils o f disease and pestilence. Or at least we will - not sure what'II happen to the rest of you people." When asked about the persistent rumor that plans are under way to convert Pollen Hall into a quarantine area for those students who are prone to illness, the official's face went blank and all he would say was "The campus is NOT being quarantined... students are encouraged to remain calm," in a mechanical voice, his left eye twitching slightly.

Investigators solve the Norovirus mystery Sarah Lawley BIOLOGICAL W A R F A R E CORRESPONDENT

After nearly five months of tireless investigating, health officials have at last discovered the origin of the norovirus epidemic that shut down Soap College in November. For months, officials were stumped by h o w such a virus could appear on a campus that prides itself in cleanliness. However, an anonymous tip led investigators to mysterious, former Soap student John Vanderveer. Vanderveer transferred to Soap from Hobbes College in Fall 2008. According to a press release from the county health department, Vanderveer transferred to Soap College in the fall to work on his biology major, and he appeared an extremely dedicated student. He spent much of his free time in the biology labs o n Soap's campus, often staying through the night. The exact nature of his work was never known. O n November 5, 2008, Soap student Joshua Nederhoed was walking past a biology lab when Vanderveer violently collided

with him. Nederhoed had been carrying a sack lunch when the incident occurred. Vanderveer cleaned up the contents of the bag and gave it back to Nederhoed. While doing this, Vanderveer intentionally contaminated the food with the norovirus he had been growing. Immediately after the episode, Vanderveer withdrew from Soap College and left campus. Records show that he quietly returned to Hobbes. After receiving the tip about Vanderveer, county officials began to review security tapes from security cameras hidden in the owl exhibit that showed the incident between Vanderveer and Nederhoed. The film clearly revealed that Vanderveer contaminated his hands with the contents of a Petri dish that had been concealed in his pocket before picking up the spilled food from Nederhoed's lunch. W h e n Nederhoed ate his lunch later that day, he became infected with the virus. The virus quickly spread from Nederhoed to others living in o n - c a m pus dorms and s o o n became a

campus-wide epidemic. County officials confronted Vanderveer on the campus of Hobbes last week. Vanderveer initially denied any involvement in the incident. However, after he was shown the security footage, he admitted the crime. Vanderveer defended his actions as absolutely necessary. "1 went to all three men's basketball games between Soap and Hobbes last year," Vanderveer said. "I knew the only way Hobbes would ever be able to win this season would be if something happened to Soap's team. I knew if I could stop their early season practices, Hobbes would have a shot at winning this season. N o one else was willing to do anything, so I took matters into my own hands." % Vanderveer was arrested on charges of bioterrorism against the Soap community. Soap Campus Safety sent a safety alert email to all Soap College students, faculty and staff encouraging social distancing from members of the Hobbes community.

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CAUGHT!—Security cameras capture Noro perpetrator, John Vanderveer.

Phlops theme days fun and eco-friendly for all • PLATELESS, f r o m p a g e 1 conservation throughout the week with the last installment, "Wasteful Wednesdays," to balance things out. Sogreene said, "This is a liberal arts college, and we want our students to be well-rounded in their experiences. Wasteful Wednesday allows students to experience both ends of the

spectrum." For "Wasteful Wednesdays," students are only allowed to take very large portions and are encouraged eat only a couple bites of their many items. Mike Soopersenior ('09) was excited by this concept. "In all my years here I've always wanted to try this," he said while teetering a tray full of glasses of

every kind of beverage available at Phelps. Throughout meals on Wednesdays, wasted food is placed outside of Phelps on a table with a sign saying, "Wasted food: keep up the good work!" Food fights are also supported on Wasteful Wednesdays. Reactions to the new theme days have included jubilant

dancing in the streets, a series of fiery riots, complete with torches and pitchforks, and a lot ef confusion by students who are still trying to figure out what Trayless Tuesdays are. Despite the various reactions, Sogreene feels confident that students will eventually welcome the new changes.


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Falling in love before it is too late Senior Soap students find each other and prepare to tie the knot just in time for graduation Mllll Vanllli GRAHPICS GAL

It really was the most exciting season in "The Bachelor" history. Two great girls hoping for a ring by spring from one fantastic man, Pieter VanVeenderlan. It was only six weeks ago t h a t there were 25 single senior Soap College girls hoping for their Mrs by May graduation. But each week girl by girl was eliminated at the w o o d e n s h o e ceremony. If a girl was invited to continue, VanVeenderlan would say, "Will you accept this w o o d e n shoe?" Six weeks later we are down to the final two, Jenny Vooterberg and Koshka Tyassofhoijhwski. Most believe that Vooterberg was a shoe-in (pun intended) until the fifth week when during the home visits it came to light that Vooterberg was a transfer 'from Hobbes College. Aftef failing to w i n the Hobbes version of "The Bachelor" because she was t o o wild, Vooterberg transfered so that her dream of a summer wedding could still come true. VanVeenderlan was shocked and looked to the other Soap College ladies. Tyassofhoijhwski o n the other hand has b e e n working her way into VanVeenderlan's heart from their first m e e t i n g in health dynamics to their first date at PJ's for coffee and HotBrick for ice cream. During this week's final show, VanVeenderlan took

"I took her to Windmill Penisula, where we first fell for each other while running in health dynamics I can remember it like it was yesterday," Van Veenderlan said. "My heart rate monitor was off the charts that day. I took her to the Penisula, that beautiful piece of land surrounded by water on three sides." Tyassofhoijhwski was blindfolded and led up the M o n d a y s 7PP precarious stairs of the DeezWan Windmill to the window. At the top, she met VanVeenderlan, where he removed the blindfold and said, "Okay, you can look now." Later, Tyassofhijhwski said, "It was beautiful. You can see so far, past Window o n the Waterfront all the way to the sewage treatment plant almost all the way to the pickle factory." W h e n she turned around, VanVeenderlan was o n one knee with a ring inside a w o o d e n shoe G R A P H I C BY TIGGLES M c D E R M m and said, "Wooden shoe you marry me?" A RING BY SPRING — In j u s t six w e e k s , b a c h e l o r Pieter VanVeenderlan finds t r u e love Tyassofhijwski exclaimed a m o n g t h e only 2 5 s i n g l e senior Soap College g i r l s s e e k i n g t h e i r MRS degree t o g r a d u a t e . "yes!" and immediately phoned her m o m to fill in the blank groom's name spot on the love again," Vooterberg said, "1 bus). VanVeenderlan first took b o t h the girls o n romanticwedding invitation for the May mean 1 am already 22 years old!" Vooterberg by the hand and until-parietals dates to Zeeland 4 wedding. After putting Vooterberg walked her into a field of tulips. and Hudsonville. Applications are now being back o n the bus, VanVeenderlan You could tell that this was the The final wooden shoe accepted for season two of "The looked off into the distance as moment Vooterberg had been ceremony took place at Windmill Soap College Bachelor" to start if staring into his own future. dreaming of. Unfortunately it Penisula where the girls were production next week with Tyassofhijhwski was visibly played out more as bad DTR. brought down by the Night the proposal taking place at nervous during her bus ride to Vooterberg was distraught Shuttle bus (one of the many graduation. the Penisula. VanVeenderlan inventive ways that Soap College during the bus ride home. explained part of the proposal. "I don't think I will ever find is pushing the use of the shuttle

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Ranchor staff hijacks frat bandwagon Whose Newsroom? ANK's Newsroom. Whose Newsroom? ANK's Newsroom. ANK's. ANK's. ANK's. David Puddy MAN

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Well, it's official - The Ranchor staff has successfully created their o w n fraternity as of last week's approval. Using the criteria of leadership, scholarship, and service The Ranchor has m o d e l e d itself after the other already existing Squeak Life organizations o n campus. "It was really a no-brainer" said Ranchor Co-Editor-inChief Susan Ross. "We already play an indispensible leadership role by providing the campus with news, and we have ethical and academic standards for our work that would put the associated press to shame, so that takes care of scholarship." But are they prepared to take on service projects like the other Squeak Life organizations? "Sure, we provide a service t o the community just like the rest - only you know, the kind that requires a c o m m i t m e n t every week and that actually makes m o n e y for the college" said Ross. "1 mean, could you even

imagine Soap College without us?" The n e w Ranchor frat is now faced with a slew of housekeeping questions. When asked about the next step in the process, Managing Editor Lloyd Braun replied, "Well, 1 guess we need to pick out s o m e Squeak letters for clothes and what-not. I mean, without them, h o w would people know we're different, am I right?" The Ranchor fraternity has c h o s e n Alpha N u Kappa (ANK), the explanation for which appeared o n their website. The website stated Alpha was chosen for "grammatical prowess." They chose N u for "visibility on campus" and Kappa for "brutality in racquetball." According to their site, the ANK's newly chosen motto is "Strength and Honor," which c o m e s from "the best movie of all-time: 'Gladiator!' G e t t i n g to k n o w t h e A N K s Seeing that they're a new organization, what is it that sets them apart from other

Cure in the fall. Hmm, two days thing...but it's not." groups? This reporter asked out of the whole year. I guess As a n e w fraternity, the h o w they would describe their that's OK." A N K s have a pretty high bar to membership. Co-Editor-inBesides these things the A N K s reach set by the already existent Chief Sue Ellen Mischke said, are taking important steps to fit Squeak Life organizations. H o w "We've been compared to bandinto their n e w position. "Well, will they find acceptance? geeks, except good looking." there's the lunch table of course. "Well, we're going to start off The A N K s claim that what Fighting to stake our claim in right by throwing s o m e sweet binds them together is a true Phlops Hall isn't going to be parties for all of the new guys sense of community. "Before easy," said Braun. and other Johnny over Other ideas include clothing. S q u e a k s there was "I think we'll do something t h i s on staff, I 6 6 creative fashion-wise" said week. It's ...once [Johnny] joined the couldn't Weaver. "Maybe dress up the i m p o r t a n t stand him" same group I was in, 1 knew bottom with heels for the girls, to put your said Asst. we had a bond that was and then throw o n a baggy and best foot Editor Sally beyond words. torn ANK sweatshirt on top. forward and W e a v e r . —SUE ELLEN MISCHKE (laughs) Is that crazy or what?!" to convey "But once CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF i f o r those interested in joining to your he joined ANK, their website lists several 5 5 m e m b e r s the same feasons. The Ranchor members what we're group 1 was have a "higher GPA average than all about. in, I knew the campus as a whole" and they Man, it's gonna be freakin' we had a bond that was beyond also claim a higher tolerance awesome" said Kenny Bania. words. So we let him tryout to "pain, emotional trauma, Another idea is to help with for about a week. I took him alcohol, pets, school spirit, the fundraisers in which Squeak under my wing and comforted campaigns against the religious Life participates. him after the emotional and "Well, yeah I guess that's right, Phlops Hall food, MIA, psychological h o o p s we made expected of us" said Ross. "Let's Parrots, the Soap Fund, fisthim jump through. I even called him my 'son' and he called see, what is it the others do? 1 bumps, and reality." For membership, contact think they've got Dance Sprint me 'mother.' That sounds like them at ranchor@soap.edu. in the spring and Relay for a s o m e subliminal, psychosexual


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Tax evasion money used to buy a big boat IAG exec inspired by popular music video on YourTube.com

"In light of these recent economic hardships, I think it's important that we all dress to stimulate. It Loved Actually & is the least we can do." Snoozing M o n k e y - Archbishop Aaron Patches n o t e d at a recent c o n f e r e n c e w i t h the United Nations.

"People tend to get more attractive as you get to know them. They don't get taller." - Sex P s y c h o l o g i s t Dr. J o r d a n E y e n o u s p o k e at t h e a n n u a l P e o p l e W h o Care convention.

"We are excited to announce that our new notebooks for the needy program has been extended to subsaharran Africa. Additionally, we are seeking to employ experienced computer technicians to equip the notebooks with wifi capabilities." - P r e s i d e n t of t h e N o t e b o o k s f o r the Needy Program, Brad M e a d s p o k e to P r e s i d e n t B u b b l e m a n last Tuesday about his n e w program.

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"We love Soap College's Trayless Tuesdays concept, which insired our recent Foodless Fridays. In partnership with the other six days of the week, we feel that this campaign will combat global hunger while still conserving the world's limited resources.

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Former IAG president of financial goods sector, Yosef Nauticosono is being investigated by the FBI for allegedly bankrupting the insurance company while still making right around $300 million. W h e n asked, his attorney said that all Mr. Nautic o s o n o had to say for his actions was that he was "sick of flippin' copies and wanted to feel the wind in his face". We have yet to talk with Nauticosono himself. Further reports stated that his motives to take d o w n the company came from watching the popular music video "I'm in a Boat" by The Unoccupied Peninsula. It is widely known and the video has received over 15 million views since being posted on YourTube.com. "Saturday Night Thrive" star Sandy Amberg told The Ranchor in an exclusive interview, "I never thought that anyone would take the video so seriously. N o o n e was meant to get hurt. I am very offended that he used the lyrics to the song

that I wrote, associating me with tax evasion. But most importantly, I just want my pashmina afghan back! How did he even get that?" After being fired in 2008 for criminal fraud, potentially costing e m ployees their jobs, Nauticosono quickly purchased a boat that cost suspiciously similar to the amount of debt that was incurred by the insurance company. He was noticed by a fellow coworker who wishes to remain anonym o u s in the office's break room with questionable P H O T O COURTESY EVERYSTOCKPHOTO.COM accomplices s e e n to be $ 3 0 0 M I L L I O N 6 E T - A - W A Y - Former I A G p r e s i d e n t of financial planning the getaway. We goods s e c t o r s e t t i n g sail a f t e r b e i n g a c c u s e d of t a x evasion. tried to get an exclusive interview with Nauticosono's accomplises but they The FBI suspects that Nautinever thought I'd be in a boat, seem to all have gone missa big blue wavy road." He was c o s o n o is living in London, but ing. The company has no record sailing into a vast fleet of ships has recently been seen sailing on of these people even working at which appeared to be s o m e sort the coast of South America. One IAG. last question that remains unanof naval unit of which he was The financial mogul was seen swered. Is he taking the War on the leader. These ships departed sailing away on his $300 million Terror into his own hands? quickly even before authorities boat holding a glass of Santana could spot their disappearance. Champagne while singing "I

WORTHLESS: Campus group cries out for relevant course offerings Jose Hearless GUEST RIGHTER

Soap College is not preparing its students for the real world, according to returning students from several domestic satellite programs. Over their spring breaks, students stationed in Chicago, Philadelphia, and D C voiced their concerns with Soap officials over seemingly inad- Global Meals Coalition Spokesequate coursework. p e r s o n at E c o n o m i c Crisis for Global Hunger March. "It's not that classes like cultural diversity aren't important in my internship, but I feel un"Daddy gave me a dollar prepared for the d e m a n d s of not to tell anyone that he asked Louisville and Okla- real life work," shared Soap stuhoma to throw their Elite dent T h o m a s Payne. T. Payne Eight games to save his is not alone in his displeasure brackets. 1 used the dolwith Soap's curriculum offerlar to wall-paper my doll ings. A newly f o r m e d c a m p u s house." - T a s h a O l l a m a s p o k e t o p r e s s w h i l e group, W O R T H L E S S (World p l a y i n g w i t h h e r doll h o u s e . Oriented Returning inTerns Hungry for Life Educational

Significant Studies), has addressed this rift b e t w e e n acad e m i c offerings and real world applications. "We want classes that will prepare us for the important work we do day in, day out at our internships," said Chicago intern Sar Kelly ('09). W O R T H LESS's recommendations include Craigslist 101, Gmail Chat Etiquette, Copying/Collating Efficiency, Mail Sorting; A-Z, and Feigning Enthusiasm for Tasks-Well-Below-One sAbility. "With this portfolio of class-

es, I will at last be able to succeed in an intellectually devoid entry level job," voiced Kelly. Other students have echoed the need to include n e w practical requirements for all majors. DC Congressional Intern Joe Sixpack ('10) has personally advocated reforming the fine arts credit. "When I have to fold 5,000 letters about abortion. Origami would help a lot more than worthless cello lessons." Soap's Administration has been balanced to the calls for class-load reform. While Dean Clean did not respond to calls

from the Ranchor or W O R T H LESS, President Bubbleman has been more forthcoming. "Honestly," shared Bubbleman, "Whatever we can do to help students succeed in a world that rejects merit and embraces weak alumni relations is completely necessary." W h e n pressed that adding non-academic classes might weaken an already unhirable liberal-arts degree, Bubbleman was quick to comment. "The college has already added the women's studies major, so I think that precedent has already been set."

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In an e f f o r t t o h e l p s e n i o r s prepare t o enter t h e j o b market of a failing e c o n o m y , Soap C o l l e g e has i n t r o d u c e d a f e w new senior seminar classes to the fall c u r r i c u l u m . R e p l a c i n g "World Leaders of T o m o r r o w " will be a class e n t i t l e d "Would You Like Fries W i t h That?" T h i s class will be an i n t e n s i v e s t u d y in t h e m a k i n g and s e r v i n g of A m e r i c a ' s favorite fast f o o d s i d e dish: t h e f r e n c h fry. Stud e n t s will b e i n s t r u c t e d o n t h e basics: h o w t o o p e r a t e a d e e p - f r y e r and h o w m u c h salt to add t o t h e vat. "I'm s o e x c i t e d a b o u t t h e n e w s e n i o r s e m i n a r classes!" e x c l a i m e d Soap C o l l e g e stud e n t Billy S m i t h ('10). "I'm graduating n e x t year, and e v e n t h o u g h I've s p e n t over $ 1 0 0 , 0 0 0 in t u i t i o n , I have to be realistic w h e n it c o m e s to g e t t i n g a job. I'm glad t o s e e that Soap is h e l p i n g us w i t h

t h i s . I'm p u m p e d a b o u t my n e w f r e n c h fry class!" A l s o o f f e r e d in t h e fall will be a class e n t i t l e d " W e l c o m e to Walmart: W o u l d You Like a Flyer?" T h i s Seminar, w h i c h will replace "Future C.E.O.'s: H o w t o B e c o m e a S u c c e s s f u l Busin e s s Person," will i n s t r u c t s e n i o r s o n h o w to greet c u s t o m e r s at t h e s u p e r s t o r e and p o i n t out daily s p e c i a l s like "25 c e n t s off ham" and "Buy 5 0 rolls of p a p e r t o w e l s , get o n e free." "I just a p p l i e d for t h e g r e e t e r p o s i t i o n at Walmart," said Soap s t u d e n t Kelly M c C a r t n e y ('10). "I'm a bit s c a r e d that 1 won't get t h e j o b though—there were so many other applicants. T h e job pays well too! W i t h a salary like $7 an hour, I s h o u l d have m y s t u d e n t l o a n s paid off by t h e t i m e I'm ready to retire! W h a t a relief." Accompanying these n e w s e n i o r s e m i n a r c l a s s e s are

an array of a n t i - m o t i v a t i o n al b a n n e r s that will be h u n g t h r o u g h o u t c a m p u s in t h e fall. B a n n e r s read: "You Too Can Earn M i n i m u m Wage," "Instead of R e a c h i n g For the Stars, Reach O u t A D r i v e T h r u Window," and "Don't Kid Yourself, Kid."

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Adrian Smithson, a r e n o w n e d person, granted the Ranchor an exclusive interview this w e e k while visiting Hope's c a m p u s o n a tour of s o m e kind. Smithson, w h o is this year's recipient of a prestigious prize, discussed the drawbacks of b e i n g considered important in her field. "It can be really strange," S m i t h s o n said, "for so many years you're a no-

p e o p l e might consider psychology kind body, just pushing papers so to speak, of related to what I d o now, in a lot of and then suddenly s o m e o n e recognizes ways it's worlds away," S m i t h s o n said. you for your a c c o m p l i s h m e n t s and your S m i t h s o n did let o n peers respect you and that S m i t h s o n has just finyou start getting recished Smithson's most reognition. It's like a 66 cent project, which Smithw h o l e n e w life I'm livMy work is for peos o n h o p e s will be met with ing now. ple to understand, to critical acclaim. But recognition has enjoy. I will never Since Smithson's projnot c h a n g e d Smithlose sight of that, no ect is "not s o m e t h i n g that son's passion for what can really be g l i m p s e d in Smithson considers matter how many the literal sense," students a very important and awards I get. can a s s u m e that Smithuniversal thing. "I — ADRIAN SMITHSON, son's project is not a book d o what I d o to help IMPORTANT PERSON that they can check out at people. My work is for 99 the library. p e o p l e to understand, W h e n asked if Smithto enjoy. I'll never s o n w o u l d consider S m i t h s o n an artist lose sight of that, no matter h o w many of s o m e kind, S m i t h s o n laughed and awards I get." said, "I mean, what is art anyway? I try S m i t h s o n admitted that Smithson to stay away f r o m lofty abstracts and was not always pointed in her current just do what I do. So no. But in a way, direction. " W h e n 1 w a s in college, I was yes. I'm an interpreter." a psychology major. And while s o m e

Although the word interpreter s e e m s at first glance to designate a clear area of expertise, Smithson w e n t on to say, "I take pieces of information and study t h e m and c o m b i n e them into o n e and offer t h e m to the c o m m u n i t y . I try to make s o m e t h i n g useful and celebratory of life, of beauty, of death, of ugliness. It's all part of the process of what I do." W h e n asked to define for the layman what it is she d o e s exactly, Smithson demurred, saying that there is no such thing as a layman and that e v e n children would find her projects relevant. S m i t h s o n offered a f e w words of advice to college students. "Go for your dreams," S m i t h s o n said, "I k n o w it s o u n d s crazy, like w h o d o e s that? But look at me. H o w many millions of p e o ple dream about doing what I do? And here I am! Living proof that you have to try."

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Every year when spring break rolls around, students flee Michigan and head off for cushy vacations where they can completely forget about the bitter winter they have just endured—at least for a week. I, too, enjoy a break from the ludicrous Netherland weather, so back in December I went to Google and searched "Top Spring Break Locales." I found a top link that looked promising and clicked on it, trying to predict the number one hot spot before the page loaded. I was surprised to see Nuuk, Greenland, as the number one location. Listed immediately below were all the places that I had always been told were the best: Cancun, the Bahamas and Miami. Thinking there had to be some mistake I quickly went back to click on the second link. Again I was proved wrong when Nuuk was number one. After six more sites pronounced this tiny little capital the number one place to be for spring break, I decided to do some research.

Though its population is small (57,000 people), the opportunities are endless. It's a chance to get away from the craziness that we experience as college students. I was worried about getting bored and seeing all that was offered in a few days, but my fears were soon laid to rest. Greenland is the world's largest island, encompassing 840,000 square miles, making it more than three times the size of Texas. Though I didn't know much about what I was getting myself into, I went ahead and booked a trip since all the websites told me that rooms are almost impossible to get during spring break. I was worried that some of my friends would laugh at me, but when I told them where I was going, they were all begging to come. I even found one tiding to sneak into my suitcase as I was getting ready to leave for the airport. I ended up having the spring break of a lifetime in Greenland. Though I was traveling alone, there were many other college students there and we all banded together. During the day we would go on mink-whale and humpback whale safaris—someone

even got to participate in a hunt! On my second day there I got certified to drive a dog sled and used that as my mode of transportation the rest of the trip. Since 1 wasn't dependent on anyone for transportation, I was able to explore the island for myself; I definitely experienced the deafening silence that was so heavily advertised. Exploring on a dog sled was the adventure of a lifetime. One aftemoon I was much farther north than I realized and 1 stumbled across a sign that said "North Pole, 440 miles" with an arrow pointing north. I was super excited to think that I was a mere 440 miles from Santa Claus' home and thought about forking over the extra cash for a private jet to take me to visit him. However, in the end I decided it was better for me to eat than to see Santa. In addition to seeing some reindeer, though, I also got to experience seeing a mother polar bear teach her cub how to hunt. I'd always heard that polar bears are the most dangerous land mammals, so I stayed away initially. I was frightened that my life would be cut short when they saw

me, but instead they came right over and offered me a Coca Cola. I even made it to the beach a few days, taking advantage of the 20,000 miles o f coastline Greenland has to offer. Though the average Atlantic temperature is a balmy 38 degrees Fahrenheit and the average air temperature is 17, I was still able to take advantage of the bright sun. Even though it was only dark for about six hours every night (Greenland is approaching their four months of constant sun), I caught some incredible glimpses of the Aurora Borealis from my dog sled almost every night. Upon my return to campus, 1 was overwhelmed by my friends asking for details and pictures of my trip. As selfish as it sounds, I didn't want to have to share my little piece of paradise that I'd found north of the Arctic Circle. I told them it was dull and that the only perk was that Netherland's temperatures now felt like shorts and t-shirt weather. Secretly, though, I know that I will be journeying back to Nuuk many more times for more spring break adventures.


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ing. "Yeah, but h o w m u c h of that is just drunken frat boys throwing their fourth meal wrappers out t h e car window?" her friend replied. "Oh no, I w a s told it's not just students littering o n campus," the cheerleader said. "1 heard there is a list of, like. 16 convicted litterers that live within three blocks of campus." This is o n l y a sampling of t h e type of fear recent e v en t s have c a u s e d in students. Last week a m e m b e r o f the Netherlands c o m m u n i t y broke into D - B U G Art Center and was f o u n d littering near t h e women's bathroom. The female student w h o f o u n d h i m was able to clean up the m e s s and call t h e authorities, but what if she had not b e e n s o lucky? T h e s e ev en ts have not only brewed fear, but also suspicion a m o n g s t Soap College students. W h y is it that w e are i n f o r m e d by email about m i n o r o c c u r r e n c e s such as falling icicles, but are o n l y briefly notified o n K n o w S o a p about major littering probl e m s o n our o w n campus. Or take another incident for example. 1 was outside Pollen last m o n t h w h e n I c a m e across a y o u n g lady crying. She had just caught s o m e o n e in t h e act of littering and was sobbing about the incident. I w a s able to get t h e full story out o f her—she encountered the litterer b e t w e e n University and C o l u m b i a n o n Baker's D o z e n Street, w h i c h is technically c a m p u s property. W e called C.R.U.D. ( C a m p u s R e s p o n s e and Utilties Defense) and w h e n I l o o k e d up t h e report later, I n o t i c e d the event was recorded as taking place t w o blocks away. Is Soap College attempting to cover up our littering situation? I c a n see h o w their p o o r grade o n last year's "green record" could motivate t h e m to stifle such accusations. After all, g o o d grades o n our "green record" help draw in students and make H o p e eligible for grants f r o m t h e U.S. government. But is Soap's administration doing m o r e harm than good? After all, h o w c a n w e expect to truly "go green" if litterers are allowed to roam through campus? Couldn't Soap take stronger measures by m o n i t o r i n g trash and recycling stations? W e as students have to play our role too. Hold each other accountable to the trash and recycling regulations o n campus. If you see s o m e o n e littering, report the incident to authorities. A n d m o s t of all, make sure you stay informed. The C.R.U.D. reports aren't always accurate, and KnowSoap warnings can o f t e n t i m e s b e easily missed. If w e want a squeaky clean campus, w e have to keep our eyes o p e n and work together.

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It's a c a s e o f mistaken identity. M u c h like t h e happy-go-lucky w o n d e r of the T i n a l Rose Ceremony" o n "The Bachelor," c o u p l e s o n c a m p u s aren't as happy as t h e y look. It's t i m e to a n n o u n c e that "Ring by Spring" is just a gimmick. T h o s e bpautiful shiny faces may o n l y be biding their time until t h e "After the Final Rose" e p i s o d e a f e w w e e k s after graduation w h e n they c a n admit that t h e y are in t o o d e e p and n e e d either space or another person. It's time underclassm e n and single-watchers k n o w t h e truth: love isn't always what it s e e m s . Here's the thing about relationships: l o o k s c a n b e deceiving. W h i l e each relationship is different and there may just be a perfect m a t c h like Trista and Ryan a m o n g us, there are m a n y m o r e quick starts that in t h e hustle and bustle of the college life b e c o m e s o n u m b to reality that a senior year e n g a g e m e n t is a s inevitable as graduation. But real love is dirty. Its not always pretty, and it doesn't happen in n e a t little o n e - h o u r s e g m e n t s . It defies our boundaries and expectations. A n d just w h e n y o u think y o u have t h e plot figured out, there always s e e m s to b e a twist or turn, e v e n within c o u p l e s that have s e e m e d d e s tined since freshman year. But v i e w e r s w a n t to k n o w t h e truth. It's t i m e to look closer. It's time t o stop t h e pattern o f c o n f u s i o n now. Those w h o watch these r o m a n c e s from their c o u c h e s o n a Saturday night s h o u l d take heart—give it six w e e k s and things could change. This is the Netherlands after all, a hop-skip-and-a-jump f r o m Grand Rapids, h o m e to an i n f a m o u s y o u n g w o m a n w h o got "the m a n o f her dreams" long after h e p r o p o s e d to another. There is still time, w o m e n of Soap! Your dream guy may be taken now, but give h i m a m o n t h and a half and h e may b e calling you back for another chance. Spring is not the time t o give u p o n love, but rather to let love g o for a f e w e p i s o d e s and see where it may lead. If things aren't always a s they s e e m , take a l e s s o n from M o n d a y night television and w a t c h h o w the plot unfolds. N o t all relationships can be wrapped up nicely and be ready for nuptial bliss by the s e a s o n finale, or even May Day. However, if you are still interested in finding love by graduation, applications are still being taken at any n u m b e r of o n - and o f f - c a m p u s locations. See any single senior for m o r e details. Freshmen need not apply. This author believes

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SEXV times are here again Swimmers flaunt their sexy bodies, stop worrying about swimming fast with our beauty is more important than personal In recent months athletes comfort. We have always said that you can be comfortable or all over have been going you can be beautiful. I think we to great lengths ^ to modify all know which is really more their uniforms and apparel important here," Chlorine said. to better accommodate their The men have taken a slightly performances. The Soap different approach than their College swim team has been no counterparts. They exception, trying out a variety female recognize that though the of options before settling on traditional Speedle leaves little what they feel will be the best. At the conference swim m e e t a to the imagination, it does little to emphasize their buns of steel few weeks ago, swimmers from they have worked hard for. a variety of schools debuted new Taking pointers from Soap's looks. Soap College swimmers volleyball team, they have were not to be out-shined, modified their suits to be spandex premiering their new sexy-wear in hopes that their assets will be suits. better displayed. Similar to the The traditional one-piece women, the spandex-style trunks racer swimsuit has been are a bright cerulean, making the replaced with an assortment of team impossible to miss both in designs. Soap chose two of these the pool and on the deck. n e w options for their men's and W h e n asked why he felt the women's teams. The w o m e n now need to completely update the sport itsy-bitsy bikinis covered in team's look. Coach Chlorine glitter. The bottoms are a bright commentedthattheworldaround cerulean blue and the tops are us has b e c o m e increasingly neon orange. In addition to the provocative and Soap felt that bright colors, the team hopes n o w was as good a time as that the excess glitter will help ever to hop on the bandwagon. blind the competition, leaving Chlorine also assured doubters them in their wake. that the swimmers will not be In addition to body and suit slowed down by the n e w suits; glitter, the w o m e n have gone the fabric used is the same as so far as to add feathers to the any other technical suit the team swim caps and replace their could possibly wear. goggles with special contact However, some schools lenses that allow them to keep are taking the opportunity to their eyes open underwater. b e c o m e even more conservative Though goggles have worked in their style. Hobbes College well in the past, head swimming has scoffed at the Soap swim coach John Chlorine agreed team, claiming that the new with his swimmers that the suits are a marketing ploy to goggles detract from the beauty draw in more fans. In an official and appeal the new swimsuits statement released from Hobbes, provide. the head coach of the program "Intimidating the competition

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In a big step towards being viewed as normal, history professor Peter Kowalski showered today.

Little Janl

Little Jani Stipe was honored with "Best Smile" in her second grade class. In the anonymous vote, Stipe topped arch rival Priscilla Borne by a mere two votes.

Jail Bird

In an unexpected move, Suardo Young is claiming to be "not guilty" on his charges of being overweight and having bad hair.

are here to stay. It has yet to stated that society has b e c o m e be seen whether the suits will t o o provocative, and the Hobbes draw a larger fan base, but the swim team does not wish to be swimmers are confident that victimized by the trend. over time people will c o m e to Rather than showing more appreciate not just their talent, skin, the Hobbes swimmers are going to the extreme, sporting but their exceedingly good looks a s well. Schnikey w o o l onesies. Some Hobbes swimmers are so concerned about modesty that they have forked over the additional money for a Onesie with a hood, taking the place of a swim cap. Schnikey competitor (and Soap s p o n s o r ) S p e e d o 1 e initially began to develop the Wool Onesies but abandoned the project when they realized that in today's society the suits were not practical. There have been naysayers, though. Hobbes administration has had to work hard to downplay the rumors claiming the Wool Onesies become so heavy with water it is difficult for a swimmer to even complete a 25-yard ^ sprint. •^1 Regardless of G R A P H I C BY M A R I E D E P A R I S what happens in B R I G H T C O L O R S - (L t o R) Soap Colthe water, it is lege s w i m m i n g h o t t i e , Hobbes t o o l In ugly clear these new "sexy swimsuits" onesie.

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Danny Sullivan, 40, embarrassed his son beyond repair when he decided to save money o n his passport photo by crashing Danny Jr.'s fourth grade class picture day.

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