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Petition supports \ LesBiGay issues by Mellissa Endsley editor-in-chief O v e r 50 s t u d e n t s p e n n e d their 'John H a n c o c k s ' on a petition a f f i r m i n g and supporting Ihe discussion of Lesbian, Bisexual, and Gay issues at Hope College. The petition, drafted by seniors Sarah Harrison, Michelle M i l l e r , Liz R e y n o l d s , a n d Kirsten W i n d f u h r began yesterday morning and reads as follows: " We the undersigned students, a f f i r m and support the Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay Awareness Issues at Hope College, and discussions regarding sexual orientation. We appreciate and respect the faculty and administration that are actively inv o l v e d in t h e d i s c u s s i o n of sexual orientation issues including: the sponsors of the Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay Awareness Issues (Psychology Dept., Religion D e p t . , S o c i o l o g y and Social Work Dept., W o m e n ' s Studies, W o m e n ' s Issues Organization, and t h e L e s B i G a y S t u d e n t Union)."

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Disability Awareness Week opens eyes, minds, and hearts by Carrie Tennant staff reporter It didn't take Kara Vander Lugt ( ' 9 8 ) long to get frustrated. A halfhour after she stepped up to the "wheelchair c h a l l e n g e " for Disability Awareness Week, she comp l a i n e d of a c h i n g a r m s , s o r e thumbs, and the impossibility of getting to her class in the basement of Graves Hall. Yet, she sees positive results of the event, which challenged four students, two faculty, and two staff m e m b e r s to participate in the mobility impairment simulation. Participants used wheelchairs for either 6, 12, or 24 hours on Monday. " A lot of people are noticing some of the problems...some have opened doors for me, pushed me up hills, and gotten papers for me f r o m c l a s s r o o m s which w e r e n ' t accessible," she said. "Not only am I learning how many problems you have to face with a disability, but others are seeing this also." T h i s , a c c o r d i n g to D i s a b l e d Student Services director Louise Shumaker, is the goal of Disability A w a r e n e s s Week. T h e idea, which started nine years ago as

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WHEELING TOWARD A WIN: Students enjoy competition during the first ever wheelchair hockey game, an event sponsored by Disabled Body Student Services in correlation with Disabilities Awareness Week. Disability Awareness Day, evolved into a w e e k - l o n g event when Shumaker came to Hope in 1987. Chris Klein ( ' 9 7 ) is the chair of this y e a r ' s committee. "Through the wheelchair challenge and our other events, we want to give some people an experience c o p i n g with simulated disabilities for an extended period

o f t i m e , " s a i d S h u m a k e r . "Also, we wanted to get attention for Disability Awareness Week and get people thinking about it." For Vander Lugt, whose father is mobility impaired, the "wheelchair c h a l l e n g e " w a s a learning experience. "1 wanted to find out if 1 could stay in a wheelchair all day, and I

wanted to see what it was like," said Vander Lugt. "Hopefully, this will p r o m o t e a greater awareness for the c h a l l e n g e s of d i s a b l e d people. I certainly have developed a lot of respect and admiration for people with disabilities." Chris Legg ('98), who has an ^

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Testimonies Students join 250,000 protesting violence against women rock revival < •

by J. McFarland and S. Stevens features editor and arts editor Some question whether a single voice can be heard by the government, but 18 Hope College students learned that when combined with 2 5 0 , 0 0 0 other voices, they really do make a sound. The students took to the open road to attend S u n d a y ' s a n t i - v i o l e n c e against w o m e n rally held on the Mall in Washington, D.C. "People should realize that their voices both alone and combined have a power, a dignity and a quality," said trip organizer Karen M c K e o w n ('98). "It is both their privilege and their duty to share it with others." Sponsored by NOW, the National Organization for Women, rally attendants protested cuts in cervical and breast cancer research, child care and welfare cuts, violence against w o m e n and a hodge podge of issues including Affirmative Action and gay rights. After thirteen hours on the road in three crowded vehicles, the group arrived ready to be heard and to listen. " H o w do I wish to leave this w o r l d — w i t h r e g r e t or a l e g a c y ? " a s k e d 14 y e a r old "Making a Difference" Awardee Desiray Bartak. Other featured speakers included w o m e n from the Delegation of Young Feminists, United Farm Workers of America activist Dolores Huerta, and guest entertainers like Toad the Wet Sprocket, N O W m e m b e r Joan Jett and Salt, of Salt-n-Pepa. " T h e s p e a k e r s m a d e it quick. They m a d e their point so it caught our attention, and then someone else was ushered o n , " Amy Eshleman ('96) said. "They had so much to offer." C h a n t i n g in u n i s o n , t h e

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TAKING A STAND: Hope students raise their signs for women's issues in D.C., (above). Peter Mills ('98) stands proud as leader of the pack, (below). ralliers cheered speakers, jeered Newt Gingrich, and waved signs with m e s s a g e s like " T h e ' c o n tract:' raped again," " G i v e Newt the boot," and " K e e p your rosaries off my ovaries." Hope students maintained a spirit of activism in the 75 d e g r e e sun with chants like "We won't go back," a resounding theme of the day. "We wanted to be in an environment with other people w h o also feel as strongly as we d o , " said McKeown, who organized the trip in ten days. M c K e o w n learned of the rally at a W I O meeting. News of the trip spread across c a m p u s by word of mouth, growing from three interested people to the full eighteen. While some acted out of personal interest in the issues, others took the trip to recapture feelings of idealism from their past. " I used to care a lot about is-

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Slowly they walked down the aisle to tell stories of pain, profess devotion and promise to do better. One by o n e the faith-full and those w h o said they feel faithless embraced the microphone at the Pillar Church last night to give testimony from their lives and ask for prayer in what both participants and on-lookers arc calling a miraculous revival. H o p e C o l l e g e s t u d e n t s and Holland community members sounded off at Tuesday's 9:30 p.m. open-mike service, the third event in a series, only days before Good Friday, revealing long-hidden concerns that moved many to weep before a crowd of 400. " M y grandpa died a year ago and i can't remember the last word he said to m e , " said one student. " A few nights ago I was going to c o m m i t suicide. I was searching my house for pills but luckily there were none." " T h e r e ' s been abuse in my life, the kind that leaves you hungry. I just want G o d to take away the hurt. I just want God to be the Father for m e . " Such testimonials have been going on since Sunday night, first launched b e f o r e the congregation in Dimnent Memorial Chapel after students visiting from Wheaton College in O h i o spoke about the revival that rocked their own campus two w e e k s ago. "People began standing u p and c o n f e s s i n g their sins," said Dean of the Chapel Ben Patterson of the Hope service. "Students were moved by God to open up to their brothers and experienced the forgiveness." S t u d e n t s s t o o d in line until 2:30 a.m. Monday morning to wait

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Air Jam resurrects oldies, 80s, & other ditties by Jeanette Petkus staff reporter

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MAKES CENTS TO ME: The Centurian fraternity engages in a bit of male bonding onstage Saturday as they earn a first place Air Jam trophy with the Dance sorority.

It must have been the Love Potion #9 f r o m the w o m e n of the Sigma Omicron dance sorority that gave the Centurian Fraternity the stamina to beat out the competition to win the fifteenth annual Air Jam lip sync competition. One of six groups to perform, the Sigma Omicrons and the Cents played to a packed house at the Knickerbocker Theatre Saturday night, j i v i n g to a fifties medley dubbed "A Love Story" that made Broadway productions look uncoordinated. The cast of 25 caught the attention of judges with flashy metallic costumes and gymnasticsfilled numbers. This act, that was just two seconds under the ten minute cut-off.

brought the audience through an oldies romance. Scott Sawicki ('QS) played the part of the man with many love problems, wooing a woman with the help of the magic a l L o v e P o t i o n # 9 . Later, his woman leaves him at the altar, just to try to win him back again a short t i m e later. T h e p r o d u c t i o n was filled with lively dance combinat i o n s that w e r e p e r f e c t e d a f t e r twelve hours of rehearsal. Alumni to winning first place in Air Jam, the Cents say their hard work usually pays off. The fraternity, with other organizations by their side, won in '92,'93, and again this year in '95. The only reason, Cents say, they failed to win in '94 was because their formal fell on the s a m e weekend. "We have a history of Air Jam

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Power surge blamed Hope delegates win at Model Arab for zapped electricity League for the 7th year in a row by Julie Blair campus editor Officials at the Holland Board of Public Works are blaming last Wednesday's city-wide blackout on a power surge resulting from an overloaded breaker. Electricity in Holland's core city-the area encompassing 16th St., River, Columbia, Hines and First and Second Streets-clicked off for twenty minutes at around 5 p.m., said Randy VanVels, BPW customer service supervisor. The outage took down power across campus, suddenly zapping power from DePree Art Center to Van Zoeren Hall. A majpr student concern over work lost on computer panicked many, but most computer systems saved work on the hard drives in the labs on campus, VanVels said. The surge, however, erased

some computer statistics recorded by the Interlibrary Loan department in VanWylen Library. It is too early to tell if the surge effected the department's permanent r e c o r d s , said C o l l e e n Conway, dirctor of technical services at VanWylen. Students who think they may have lost a file in the l i b r a r y ' s second f l o o r lab s h o u l d c h e c k with librarians. Most were stored at the time of the incident on hard drive. A p p o x i m a t e l y 50 students, staff members and faculty were working in the building at the time. E m e r g e n c y lights in the windowless basement illuminated for only seconds before failing. Library assistants equiped with flashlights rescued a handful of students s t u d y i n g in darkened basement carols during the outage. Surprise outages occur in Holland about once a year, VanVels said.

EIO extends invitation to plant trees on Riley by Jeanette Petkus staff reporter For those who still need to meet service hours requirements, April 22 will come in handy. On April 22, Earth Day '95, will bring a variety of events to campus. As part of the activities, the Environmental Issues Group invites students to join the community to plant some 8,000 trees in an area of the Holland community. The Lakeshore Environmental Council is the coordinator of the tree planting project, designed to create obstacles for developers lob-


bying to build on the cross-country ski area on Riley Road between 160th and 168th Streets. Earlier in the year, about 1,100 local residents signed a petition to save the area from development. All students are invited to come and help with the project. T h e planting will begin at 8 a.m. and will continue until all trees have been planted. Everyone is invited to help out for whatever time length is possible. Students who are looking to fulfill service hour requirements are encouraged to speak to Derek Emerson or to EIG faculty advisor Stephen Hemenway.

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sues and what happened to people, but s o m e w h e r e I lost it," Jen Gawronski ('98) said. "1 thought I'd come and try to find some of that again." "1 decided that the best way to learn about this is to j u m p right into it," said Peter Mills (*98), one of three males from Hope to attend. Two hundred other colleges and universities were represented at the five hour rally. H o p e students w e r e greeted w i t h m o b s of r a l l i e r s and t h e Clothesline Project, which stretched for 13.25 miles and included some 35,000 shirts reflecting a b u s e s endured by w o m e n across the nation. Coiled on the

capitol building's front lawn, the 250 lines represented all 50 states as well as eight other countries. A m y Myers ( ' 9 7 ) and Eshleman registered H o p e C o l l e g e ' s o w n Clothesline with the national project. A f t e r a day of chanting "We won't go back," the students did go back, literally, driving through five states and arriving at Hope in time for their 8 a.m. Monday classes, with the sense that they had been a part of something significant. "I actively supported the values that I believe and the values that I often preach about, instead of just sitting around," Melissa lott ('98) said.

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by C. Tennant and S. DeYoung staff reporters For the seventh year in a row, thirteen Hope students swept the competition at the Model League of Arab States, triumphing as "Best Delegation" and bringing home a fistful of other awards. Held this from March 8 to 11 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, Model League is a three-day summit simulation of the League of Arab States. The conference promoted u n d e r s t a n d i n g about the Arab world and the important issues and conflicts it faces. "The Model League is a very positive experience for the stud e n t s , " said L a u r i e Engle, the group's advisor. "Because we focus on the Middle East, it is an intense, in-depth experience, and we pome away with a strong sense of Middle Eastern culture, history and politics." Colleges from all over the Midwest sent delegates to represent a member country, and appointed delegates to sit on each of five standing committees. Participating colleges received issues agendas for discussion at the conference, both in the General Assembly and in committee meetings. They then tried to advance the interests of their respective countries by discussing the issues, lobbying other delegations and passing resolutions and amendments. This year, issues included advancing the multilateral phase of the Middle East peace process, the public health dimension of environmental policy in the Arab world and preparing for final status negotiations in Jerusalem. This marked the first year that Hope represented two different countries at the conference, sending both Jordanian and Palestinian delegations. Hope students won the "Best Delegation" award for their representation of Palestine. The Palestinian committee included Amer Madi ('97), Fatin Muhawi ('96), Guido Wolff, Muturi Muriuki ('97), Kgothatso Semeia ('95), Richard Broadhagen ('95), and Jalaa Abdelwahab ('97). Representing Jordan were Zach Miller ('97), Iliana Raikova ('96), Hanan Awwad ( ' 9 6 ) , Sarah DeYoung ( ' 9 6 ) , Matt Lappenga ('97), and Ellen Kassis ('98). Five of the delegates also garnered " M o s t O u t s t a n d i n g D e l egate" recognition for their committee work. T h e s e students included Muhawi on the political affairs committee, Muriuki on the economic affairs committee, Semeia on the social affairs com-

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COMIN' OUT ON TOP; Hope delegates triumphantly display an award earned at Model League of Arab States. Clockwise from left: Muturi Muriuki ('97), Guido Wolff, Richard Broadhagen ('95), advisor Laurie Engle, Kgothatso Semeia ('95), Fatin Muhawi ('96), Amer Madi ('97), and Jalaa Abdelwahab ('97). mittee, Abdelwahab on the Palestinian affairs committee, and DeYoung on the cultural affairs committee. The 13 students involved credited Engle, w h o also s e r v e s as Hope's international student advisor, for their superior preparation and success at the Model League. "Laurie helps us really understand things well," said B r o a d h a g e n . " S h e gives us the drive to prepare as much as possible. We go into the League so much more prepared than any other school." "Laurie was very essential in providing us with he viewpoints we needed to accurately represent our countries," Awwad said. "She made us see the situation in our countries f r o m all perspectives. Without her help, we couldn't have achieved the success we did." Engle said that she challenged delegates to prepare thoroughly for the Model League. "The students have to learn to take different perspectives on all of the issues that they face," she said. "They have to think like a different point of view," she said. Those involved in the Model League say that such intense involvement in another country provides for a deeper understanding and respect for other nations and cultures. "We only began to fully understand this culture that had been

completely foreign to us once we were forced to present and defend the viewpoint of either Palestine or Jordan," DeYoung said. " A s the c o n f e r e n c e p r o gressed, Arabs ceased to fit the s t e r e o t y p e p e r p e t u a t e d by our n e w s media and evolved into a country, a people, and eventually, a brother or sister," he said. Participants began intensive preparation for the Model League early in the semester. Individuals researched different countries to provide an overview of the entire Arab League before focusing on the country they would represent and issues specific to their comm i t t e e s . T h e s t u d e n t s met for hours each week to brief fellow delegates on their findings and to discuss issues as a group. In addition, they drafted position papers and resolutions for use at the conf e r e n c e and m a s t e r e d R o b e r t ' s Rules of Parliamentary Procedure. The Midwest Model League of Arab States is sponsored by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations and the League of Arab States Information Center, both based in Washington, D.C. Support for the Hope delegation was provided b y the college's Cultural Affairs Committee, the dean for the arts and humanities, the dean for the social sciences, the provost, the International Education Office and the international Relations Club.



Ferguson jams to sold-out Dimnent crowd by Kristen Knippenberg staff reporter

NEGATIVE SPACE: Doug Brown's metal sculpture "sixteen" can be found in the DePree Senior exhibit.

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T h e n o t e s s c r e a m i n g out of Maynard Ferguson's trumpet redefined "spiritual experience" last Friday in the final Great Performance Series event of the season. The Big B o p Nouveau Jazz Band played to a full house in Dimnent consisting of Hope students and faculty, Holland and West Michigan residents. All were captivated by the power of Ferguson's playing, the musicianship and creativity of individuals within the band, and the novel jazz style of the ensemble as a whole. The band opened with the "Big B o p N o u v e a u " t h e m e , and launched into a snazzy bop number called "You Got It." "Caravan," a Duke Ellington tribute, followed. The band truly re-created this favorite Ellington standard, including an innovative Latin beat by the percussion section and a piano improvisation on "Amazing Grace." The instrumental sections c o m m u n i cated with each other and with the improvisations to create a whole world of sound and emotion. The next n u m b e r w a s an o r i g i n a l

Five graduating art majors are currently featured in the latest exhibit "Overdue" at the DePree Gallery. Highlighted by a variety of media forms and styles, the exhibit is quaint, personal, and open to the public. A reception will be held this Friday at the gallery at 7 p.m. Although small in number, the graduating class displays a wide variety of talent. Todd VanderMclen's detailed pencil drawings are more or less refined sketches of surreal images; floating boxes, trees, and elongated nudes mirror Dali themes and figures, while the fine shading and effective use of white space set off the prominent details. by Melissa Herwaldt E m i k o M o r s e ' s trio of wall staff reporter s c u l p t u r e s u s e s a c o l l e c t i o n of wood, twine, film strips and incanEvery eye was on the petite descent lamps in a well-organized woman dressed provacatively in multi-media collage. A convenient black stiletto pumps, black fishnet foot pedal allows the viewer to il- hose and a micro-mini skirt, as she luminate each sculpture individu- w a l k e d q u i c k l y to the p o d i u m . ally. "My paintings and sculptures Peering over it, she lifted a charmare an exploration of e m o t i o n , " ing, drawling voice in poetry to Morse says. "Through art, I try to begin the last Visiting Writers Segive the observer the same emo- ries reading for the year. The auditions I had at the time of the cre- ence, who packed the seats of the ation of the piece." Knickerbocker, were there to hear Jan Grant's bright watercolors t h i s a c c l a i m e d poet, Kim provide colorful vistas and dynamic Addonozzio, and her counterpart perspectives on natural elements. for the evening, Ethan Canin. From serene harbors to close-up lilA m o n g the poems Addonizio ies and seashores, her topics are read w e r e , " T h e P h i l o s o p h e r ' s s i m p l e , o r n a m e n t a l and v i e w e r Club," and " T h e Last Poem About friendly. the Dead." She casually revealed D o u g B r o w n ' s d o n a t i o n of her obsessed with sex and death. bright wall-hangings and sculptures Her reading was filled with sordid add a sense of depth and color to tales of dildos, bars, and phone sex. the exhibit. "Crane D a n c e " uses These are poems of lovers, despair, large, blue-shaded origami adhered eclairs and aliens. What is uncanny about Addonizio's exposing autosee O V E R D U E page 7 biographical poetry is that through

Ferguson composition called "Sweet Baba S w e e t , " with Classical Indian and Be-Bop Based on an Indian * raga, this eerie yet beautiful work displayed Ferguson's ability to bring any musical tradition—Indian, pop. Classical, gospel—into the family of jazz and create new forms, melodies, and harmonies. F o l l o w i n g this M i d d l e Eastern e x p e r i e n c e Matt Wallace, the band's alto saxophone, belted out a sorrowful blues tune, "I D o n ' t Wanna Be a Hootchie Cootchie Man No M o ' " backed by improvisations from trumpeters Frank Greene and Joey Tartell. A rousing medley of G o s p e l t u n e s formed the basis for

the band's following number. "It's the Gospel Truth" got the audience clapping and all but dancing in the aisles with its instrumental chorus and i m p r o v i s e d " s e r m o n s " by F e r g u s o n and t r o m b o n i s t Tom G a r l i n g . " A m a z i n g G r a c e " appeared for one last hurrah in the electric organ solo. The band's signature rendi-

tion of " B i r d l a n d , " featured on their "Big Bop Nouveau" album, served as an encore. Their other albums include "Footpath C a f e " and the newest release, "Live From London." Check these out and prepare to be wowed by one of the most fantastic jazz trumpeters and band leaders alive today.


Visiting writers share tales of sex, death and disenchanted butchers describing physical action, she t a k e s the reader to a new realm in a scary place, where dark beauty may rule, but i n n o c e n c e sometimes strikes She is sardonic and witty, as when sh commented before poem about phone s between a handicapped man and a housewife, "I should probably say right now that I've never been a phone-sex operator—although I'd make a damn good one!" These same poems incorporate innovative, eccentric imagery, such as the line, "Desire is a cold drink, that scalds the heart," as well as a touch of the divine, exemplified by the line from a poem directed to God, "Oh tell me how to tell you what it is like." While some poems seemed to take the sex theme too

The Hope College Symphonette presented a final homecoming concert last Thursday featuring works performed over their Spring break tour. U n d e r t h e d i r e c t i o n of S. Russell Floyd, associate professor of music, the 28-member Symphonette presented concerts over break in Michigan, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The annual tour has taken the S y m p h o n e t t e from coast to coast in the United States, as well as to two provinces in C a n a d a , the British I s l e s and six countries on

the European mainland. Performing in the rotunda-like First United Methodist Church, the group opened with Mozart's dramatic and playfully familiar Overture to The Marriage of Figaro. The ensemble produced a fairly demonstrative sound for such a small group, and each tone color blended beautifully. Besides an occasional lack of focus in the higher register of the violins, the piece was administered with elegant, controlled energy. Featured soloist M a m i Kato ('97) then tickled the ivories while t h e o r c h e s t r a a c c o m p a n i e d in Mendelssohn's romantic Capriccio Brillant, Op. 22. Kato was superb in her handling of sound and style in the c h a l l e n g i n g f o u r m


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theme work, while the orchestra provided a splendor of sound and support through march-like interludes and watery climaxes. Kato was never dull or languid in her performance; the vibrancy in her sound and technical proficiency revealed a maturing musician definitely rising as a master of the piano. • Guest guitarist Larry Malfroid was featured after a brief intermission. A distinguished virtuoso and educator, Malfroid is currently an adjunct assistant professor of music at Hope, teaching both classes and private students.His performance of four spirited folk-like tunes from Rodrigo Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre was awe-inspiring, gentle, pow-


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far (nearly to the point of numbness at times), each piece concluded with a surprising power. Addonizio, whose idea of hell is a bar with no bathroom, writes like she is—with a little bit of heaven and a little bit of hell, Ethan Canin, who claims he dislikes writing but quit the medical profession recently to devote himself to it, succeeded Addonizio with the question, "You don't have cooties, do you Kim?" — s e e OPUS page 7

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erful and superbly entertaining. The orchestra accompanied with periodic difficulty, as the score demanded challenging solos and exhaustive attention. T h e orchestra stumbled at times, although their enthusiasm showed for an honorable attempt. Re-written from a band score, Vaughn W i l l i a m s ' English Folk Songs exposed a variety of musical mixture and tone colors; the ensembles jeered with determined energy, producing a grand, dancelike sound in this colorful work. Other tunes featured in the concert were Schumann's Symphony No. 3 and Grainger's Shepherd's ^ Hey.

Kwong gives multi-media performance by Sufjan Stevens arts & entertainment editor Guest Artist Dan Kwong brought his one-man multi-media show "Smash Hits & Pop Flies" to a full Knickerbocker Theatre last Wednesday evening, an e v e n t f e a t u r e d in the LesBiGay awareness week. Performing excerpts from a selection of theatrical works written, created and directed by himself, Kwong combined autobiographical material and social commentary with passion and humor to illuminate issues of social conditioning. In an excerpt titled "Ode to Centerfield," Kwong used the great American pastime of baseball as a metaphoric springboard into the treacherous undercurrent of r a c i s m in A m e r i c a . U s i n g minimal props and stage effects, Kwong was all-exposed in the multi-faceted, overly-emphatic monologue. Throughout the perf o r m a n c e , he w o u l d strip off parts of his Samurai armor to expose the blue baseball uniform below, symbolizing the American power of conditioning and influence on his culture. Political undertones were not completely covered by his display of vibrant vocal c o l o r s , s o u n d s , yelps, s c r e a m s , w h i s p e r s and constant fluctuations of mood. Kwong used the baseball position of centerfield as a medium to relate his social struggles as an Asian-American, half Japanese and half Chinese, half masculine and half feminine. The second collection of excerpts from "The DoDo Vaccine" utilized more technical mastery and visual props to construct a dynamic display of sounds and

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LesBiGay Union says 'thanks Dear Editor, The LesBiGay Student Union would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all w h o participated in Lesbian-Bisexual-Gay Issue Awareness. The week turned out to be an exciting and challenging time of listening, discussion and learning. A s such, each event modeled a forum of higher learning: educated p e r s p e c t i v e s and r e s p e c t f u l insights, tempered by Christian c o m passion. The courage displayed by the students, faculty, staff and administration i n v o l v e d in making the past week possible w a s exemplary.

Indeed, it takes great fortitude to challenge almost two millennia of dark myths, blind ignorance and willful misunderstanding. It only takes one candle to extinguish the darkness, and this week, thanks to m a n y p e o p l e r e m o v i n g their candles from under heavy bushels, the light of love was reinforced a hundred-fold. We would like, also, to thank those w h o offered dissenting opinions. Without disagreement there can be no discussion, and consequently, no deeper understanding. In a world where so much s e e m s to be taken for granted, it is refreshing to encounter individuals who

are passionate about their convictions. Thank you again, Hope College, for standing on the forefront of higher education, for championing the right of free speech, for acc e p t i n g the R C A d i r e c t i v e for prayerful investigation into the reality of homosexuality, for venturing into territories unknown with determination to seek and to know and love, to the fullest extent possible, every wondrous and mysterious fact of God's immense creation.

Sincerely, The LesBiGay Student Union

Student disturbed by attitudes at forum Dear Editor, I w o u l d l i k e to e x t e n d my thanks and appreciation to those individuals w h o created, and participated in, the LesBiGay Issues Awareness week, a much needed and profoundly important discussion on this campus. I would especially like to thank those people who c a m e to the seminars in the attitude of the w e e k — a s p e o p l e who wished to be more aware of what it means to be gay in this society, as people w h o came to ask questions they wanted to hear answers to, as people w h o came to listen to a perspective not often heard, as people w h o came to learn. A s wonderful as the week was, though, I w a s also greatly disturbed by much of what I saw going on. I saw many people c o m e in with an attitude of argumentation, people who came not to hear, but to speak, not to understand, but to argue. I think that this attitude, in a week such as this one, is a destructive thing. To c o m e as "Christians" without compassion, without the desire to hear, is a damaging thing both to Christianity and to our Hope community. I w a s especially disturbed during Friday's session with the gay and lesbian ministers, and

I w a s disturbed because of the anger, fear, hostility and self-righteousness embedded in many of the questions and comments asked and spoken by "Christians." It frightened me for many reasons, perhaps the largest reason, though, being that there were so many in attendance who were so certain that they knew God's Will completely. Not only is that arrogant, but it's down right sacrilegious—Christ was the only human being to know God's complete Will (and even that is arguable), s o to say that what you believe, as a human being, is God's absolute Truth, is to equate yourself with Christ. That's a pretty big responsibility, one I would hope we would all be a little frightened to claim. This w e e k was not meant to be an argument over the compatibility or acceptability of homosexuality and bisexuality within the traditions of Christianity. It w a s not meant to be a forum for straight h o m o p h o b i c Christians to v o i c e their opinions about homosexuali t y — w e hear that v o i c e everyday. The week was intended to be a fresh v o i c e , a new perspective, a challenge to our stereotypes. It was intended to be a week where we, as a

community, could gather together and look at an important social issue with new eyes, a week where w e could put faces to homosexuality, to give the homosexual and bisexual community a chance to show us their perspectives as an oppressed, misunderstood, and misrepresented population of human beings. It w a s intended to raise our awareness as a community. I fear that many walked away with no more information than when they came, simply because they would not allow themselves to hear another voice. I sincerely hope that those who came to argue will, at some point in their lives, let go of the fear and hostility long enough to hear a v o i c e different from their o w n , long enough to attempt to understand through compassion—listening does not necessarily mean you agree, it simply means you respect another human being enough to hear them and that you respect God enough to trust that openness to difference is not Satan, but love.

event in the civil rights movement. There is power in one voice. If you say something long enough, if you say it loud enough, if you say it to enough people, if you care enough to keep saying it, somebody somewhere will listen. There is power in one voice. Eighteen Hope students traveled to Washington D.C. and protested violence and discrimination about w o m e n last weekend. One person heard about the trip and asked others if they would like to go. It was very simple, really. There is power in one voice. Four women, w h o share an apartment, drafted a petition supporting the discussions of LesBiGay issues on campus. One woman thought of it after reading the Administration's public comment on last week's forum. It was very simple, really. There is power in one voice. Tomorrow, elections are being held for Student Congress outside of Phelps, at the Student Union Desk and in the Library lobby. Everybody gets one vote. It is very simple, really. There is power in one voice.


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trophies in our basement," Sawicki said. Coming into the production, the dance sorority had doubts about their male partners. "We were thinking that we were up for a challenge," Sandy Federico ('96) said. "We were really impressed with them after we were done." The judges were so impressed with the talents of the acts, they awarded two second places. Trophies went to JP4VP, and Hot Lunch. A group of five guys, politically naming themselves JP4VP in support of the Vice-Presidential campaign of James Palmer gave the audience a head start to the activities of Tulip Time. Russ Nelson ( ' % ) and Ross Vrieze ('97) became yeamed for the destruction of city tulips in the amusing number. Equally talented in the judges' eyes was the group known as Hot Lunch: The Second Coming, who received second place for the second straight year. The Crash Test Dummies' "Afternoons and Coffee Spoons" was the background for this humorous act set in a retirement home. In addition to the performance of the men, the audience witnessed a c a m e o performance by President


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Jacobson, who came onstage briefly to pass Eric Wolthuis ('95) a bathrobe. Three other acts also gave worthy performances. Groups sang to '50s music, Leader of the Pack, and a variety of '80s music. Lynn Smith ('96), sporting a ratted 'do and a pointy bustier, highlighted the second act with her remarkable performance of Madonna's "Lucky Star" one segment in "Like...Totally Dorian." "It was on my top 10 list of things to do before I die, so now I only have nine," Smith said. In between sets emcee Wali Collins, host of "Stand Up Stand Up" on Comedy Central, poked fun at Holland's night life and lack of racial diversity. Collins yanked the chain of Air Jam organizer Bryce Bergethon ('96), asking him to unplug the stage's bright white "Ready" light indicating the next acts was set up behind the curtain. Bergethon took it with a grain of salt. "The reason why I enjoy doing these types of shows is that they're the only events that get the students involved," said SAC special events chair, Bergethon. "The students get to be their own entertainment instead of just watching what SAC provides."


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Dutch softball falls from first


In the s e c o n d g a m e of the doubleheader, Hope beat out seven hits, but failed to score a run, los-

The eleventh ranked Hope college softball team suffered back-toback losses Saturday to current MIAA leader Alma. The 13-5 (42) Dutch have a big week ahead, as they face Ferris State tomorrow. The first game of the doubleheader was a heart-felt loss for the team, as they lost 4-0 and managed only three hits. Wendy Moore ('96), Heather Ozinga ('97), and Heather Walters ('95) were the only Dutch players to get hits. "We faced two good pitchers and she did an excellent job of keeping us off-balanced. We were not able to generate much offense," said Coach Karla Welters. "It is really hard to score when you only get three people on base the whole game."

"We played well that second game. Under normal circumstances w e w o u l d have produced a run with seven hits, ing 3 - 0 . T h e but they pain b e g a n "We really need to w e r e n ' t all early, as third bounce back this week... b u n c h e d tobaseman and show that we can gether. They Cory D o w n compete against quality were at variing ('97) faamQ " ous points in made backthe g a m e , " t o - b a c k er-Coach Karla Wolters C o a c h rors, allowing Wolters said. runners to get "It was very frustrating to watch on base. H o p e ' s lone chance to score nothing happen." The team is hoping for a turnc a m e in the third i n n i n g . Lisa Timmer ('97) singled to left field, a r o u n d in t o m o r r o w ' s g a m e at Ferris State. "We really need to and Sara Stull ('96) singled through the gap between second and third. bounce back this week...and show With two outs, runners on first and that we can compete against quality teams," said Coach Wolters. The s e c o n d , Laurie Byington ( ' 9 6 ) stepped up to bat. Byington struck next h o m e g a m e for the Flying Dutch will be against Olivet next out, ending the inning and any Tuesday, April 18 at 3:30pm. chance of a victory.

Don't miss the Hope track meet against rival Calvin Saturday, April 15, at Buys Athletic Field. The meet begins at 12:30.

Tennis team takes third in GLCA tournament

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HERE C O M E S T H E BALL: Keri Roelofs ('96) throws a hopeful pitch in Saturday's doubleheader with Alma.

by Greg Paplawsky sports editor

Hope sports on the road...

The Hope College tennis team experienced deja vu. For the second consecutive weekend Hope College hosted a major small college tennis tournament. And for the second weekend in a row Hope College finished in third place. The Flying Dutch men's tennis team hosted seven other small colleges in the Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) tournament. Hope's third place fini s h marks its b e s t ^ ^ ^ p e r f o r mance ever in the GLCA men's tennis tournament. Hope's previous best finish in this tournament was fourth in 1988. "I'm really happy about our third place finish," said Jason Grimm ('97), "We haven't done this well in this paticular tournament for a while and the competion was very strong which made the wins even more satisfying." Hope got off to a strong start on Friday as they defeated O h i o Wesleyan 6-3. In singles play Hope got victories f r o m Saum Rahimi ( ' 9 7 ) , Evan Llewellyn ( ' 9 7 ) , Grimm, and Dirk DeWitt ('95). But

Baseball-The Flying Dutchmen emerged winners in their only game last week. Three-of-four Hope games had to be re-scheduled with the return of winter-like conditions to the West Michigan area. It is nearly four weeks into the season and Hope has yet to play a home game. In Hope's only action of the week, they defeated the Alma 9-6 in a conference game. It was Hope's first win in four MIAA outings, and the win snapped a seven game losing streak. A non-league home game against Grand Valley was postponed until May 8th and a conference doubleheader at Alma was pushed back to April 10th. Hope is 4-11 overall and 1-3 in the MIAA for the season. The Flying Dutchmen will travel to Kalamazoo April 14-15 for a three game series. Women's Track-Hope College finished in third place in the Grand Valley Invitational over the weekend. The Dutch amassed 72.5 points enroute to their third place finish. Host Grand Valley won the tournament with 147.5 points and Ferris State took second with 90 points, Hope was the only MIAA school .• represented in the nine school field of teams. Hope will run again on April 12th at Alma and on Saturday April 15th Hope will host both Adrian and arch-rival Calvin in MIAA action. M e n ' s Track-The m e n ' s team also attended the Grand Valley Invitational and took a fifth place finish home. The Flying Dutchmen finished with 75.5 points. Saginaw Valley fin^ ished first with 120.5 points, in second was Michigan Tech with 94 points, in third was host Grand Valley with 91 p o i n t s , and in f o u r t h p l a c e w a s Northwood College with 78 points. Hope fared well in the ten team field and defeated some upper division teams. Hope will again be in action on April 12th at Alma ' and again on April 15th as the host Adrian and Calvin Colleges in a MIAA conference meet at 12:30 p.m. Women's Tennis-The Flying Dutch destroyed Adrian College 9-0 in a MIAA match on Saturday. Hope was led by number one singles player Audrey Coates ('97) who improved her season record to 133. Becky Lucas ('97) Hope's second singles player also won and ran her season total to 12-4. Together they form a potent doubles team that has rolled to an impressive 13-3 record so far this year. Kate Clay ('97), Wendy Murray ('95), Erin Sower ('98), and Kate Gringras ('95) also won their matches in the shutout of Adrian College. Hope will play next on April 14-15th at the Midwest Invitational at Madison, Wisconsin.

Hope golfer invited to prestigious tournament 'M by Greg Paplawsky sports editor Hope College's Kristen Cline ('95) has been invited to compete in the national w o m e n ' s collegiate golf championships to be held May 8-10 in Indianapolis. This is the third consecutive year that a Hope golfer has been invited to compete in the tournament which is sponsored by the National College Golf C o a c h e s Association. The three-day, 54-hoIe tournament will feature teams and individuals from N C A A Division II and III colleges. C l i n e w a s n ' t even s u r e s h e would be invited to the tournament "I was extremely honored to be chosen to compete at this level. When the season ended in October I wasn't sure if I would be chosen or not, but I really wanted to go and I am very happy with the opportunity, Cline said. "I'm just going to take it one hole at a time as I have all year long." Four of the six bids extended to Division III individual entrants nation wide went to golfers from the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA). Joining Cline

are golfers from Adrian, Alma, and Albion Colleges. Cline earned A l l - M I A A first team honors last fall as she finished sixth in the overall standings with an average of 89.5 strokes per 18hole round. She was a conference medalist in one of those tournaments. Cline was also an All-MIAA second team selection as a freshman, sophomore, and junior. Cline started golfing when she was eight years old. She chose Hope College in part, to play golf. " W h e n I c h o s e Hope I knew I would be getting a good education, and playing golf was just a wonderful extra," Cline said. Cline is a business administration and communications major at Hope, and graduated from Marshall High School in 1991. Coach Jane Holman will accompany Cline to the tournament which will be played at the Links Golf Club in Indianapolis. In each of the last two years Hope was represented in the tournament by Lisa Stover ('94). Last spring Stover became both the first Hope and MIAA athlete to earn AllAmerica honors in women's golf as she finished fifth at nationals.

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the tide changed for the Dutchmen later in the day as they were shutout by DePauw of Indiana 9-0 to put them in the losers bracket for Saturday's action. Fortunes c h a n g e d again for Hope as they defeated the College of Wooster 7-2 on Saturday to take third place in the tournament. "The team we b e a t to t a k e third beat us pretty badly last year, so to beat them in turn this year was quite a turn around," said Grimm, " the team really came together and played tough against some excellent competition." The GLCA Tornament was won by Kalamazoo College for the 16th consecutive year. The Hornets defeated DePauw 7-2 in the finals. Four of Hope's six singles players won two of their three matches in the tournament. No. 3 Rahimi, No. 4 Llewellyn, No. 5 Grimm, and No. 6 D e W i t t . G r i m m and Llewellyn combined for a pair of victories at second doubles as did Rahimim and Ryan Peters ('95) at third doubles. The Flying Dutchmen are now 7-5 on the season.

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Senior hoopsters play in all-star game Hope College seniors Brad Duistermars ( ' 9 5 ) and D o u g Schlaff ('95) have been invited to play in an all-star basketball game to be held Saturday, April 15 at Zeeland High School. The all-star game will feature a variety of basketball standouts who have completed their collegiate careers. One of the play-

ers invited to compete is former Hope AJl-American Eric Elliott who plays p r o f e s s i o n a l l y in Sweden. D u i s t e r m a r s and S c h l a f f played on Hope's MIAA championship team this season. The team won a school-record 2 6 games. Duistermars, a Holland Christian High School graduate,

earned All M I A A first team honors while Schlaff, a graduate of Montague High School, was an All-MIAA second team honotee. Proceeds from the game will benefit the Zeeland Christian Schools. -Hope College News Service


CIA; Blundering towards oblivion THINK FIRST

Jim Riekse N e w t Gingrich likes spaceships. Gingrich is renowned for his discourses on future space travel and seems generally enthusiastic about the possibility of Holiday Inns on Uranus. This is the only issue on which Mr. Speaker seems to exude any sort of forethought, his shortsightedness evident in recent policy changes. The Republicans are aware of the fact that the deficit must be reduced and they are attempting to cut massive chunks from the federal budget. The error in their logic s t e m s f r o m the fact that sometimes spending money actually creates more money. The most telling example of the fruits of investment is that of Federal Financial Aid to students. For a meager investment, the federal government is creating increasingly proficient tax payers. No study in the history of man has shown that wages remain the same or decrease due to higher education. T h e fact is that a B.A. often adds at least $10,000 to one's salary. Yet despite the indisputable proof, C o n g r e s s is c o n s i d e r i n g trimming $20 billion from the current federal aid packages. $20 billion sounds like a dizzying sum, but it is paltry when you employ foresight. Let's say one million students can no longer afford an education a f t e r the m o n e y has been cut. From this they each lose a minim u m o f $ 1 0 , 0 0 0 in p o s s i b l e wages. Now I'm no math ace, but I see this as a loss of $85 trillion a year. T h a t ' s almost as much as Newt Gingrich's book deal! My next p r o b l e m w i t h the products of the fabled "First Hun-


500. Hope also had more top finishers than any other member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association. While Hope isn't exactly high A team of three Hope College on the waiting list for admittance students, consisting of Joshua Levy into the Big Ten conference, ('95), John Kreuger ('96) and Andy they might have moved «> ^ Lorenz ('97), joined 283 up a notch after an im^ S - , teams from across the United pressive performance * States and Canada. All three in the 55th annual ^ finished in the top 500 of William Lowell n the 2,314 students who Putnam Mathemati- <5? y took the test. cal Competition. 0 The test consisted of 12 Besides placing problems over a six hour 35th overall, Hope tied with period and had 120 possible the University of Michigan for points. The subject matter varied first in the state for having the high- from calculus to abstract problems est number of finishers in the top and a c c o r d i n g to Scott S l e z a k

by Jim Riekse news editor

Kwong"wheelchair challenge" and a game of wheelchair hockey on Monday. On Tuesday, simulations of mobility, vision, and hearing impairment were held in the DeWitt Lounge. That night. The Kletz featured the movie "Top Gun" on descriptive video, which includes audio descriptions for people with visual impairments. To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Richard Harris, Director of Disability Services at Ball State University, will give a presentation in Peale

B50 tonight at 7 p.m. Entitled "Splendid Deception," it will discuss FDR's severe disabilities and celebrate his accomplishments. The week will wrap up on Thursday, with Richard Frost, Hope's Dean of Students, hosting an ice cream social in The Kletz from 2-4 p.m. Another featured project this week is the T-shirt sale to raise funds for a service dog for Klein, who is mobility impaired. T-shirts are $10 and can be ordered from Student Development.

Harrison, Miller, Reynolds and Windfuhr decided to draft the petition when they found themselves disappointed by Administration's public statement regarding last week's discussions which stated that the college plans to "intervene in the future when it appears that advocacy events that contradict college policy are being planned." "We want the faculty and Administration members who support these discussions to know that they are not alone, there are students who are in support of the discussion," Harrison said. "I'd like to see more of a commitment to discussion on behalf of Admin-

istration," Miller said. "Hope needs to get out of the bubble that they are living in and start educating students about the real world.' The group plans to discuss the results of the petition with senior Administration members. "I feel that discussion is a crucial step toward change. I am concerned and saddened at the thought of where Hope is going for the future—becoming less and less open minded," Reynolds said. The petition will run through this week. Students interested in more information should contact any one of the drafters.

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To which Addonozzio wryly answered, "Don't worry, there's a cootie catcher." Canin exuded an easy grin and a relaxed air, and he executed his reading in that same droll manner. Canin shared from the opening selection of a larger work, "Two of Everything," the story of Marty, a jobless graphics designer who ends up working as a butcher. Canin effectively humored the audience, bringing their laughter out with tales of a man's reaction to the apricot scrubs and gentle exfoliators that belong to his three female roommates. Indeed, the giggling seemed to ring from the rafters of The Knickerbocker when he began to describe an episode of goldfish tapping. Canin conquered humor and served it dryly, but effectively, making the audience rise to laughter again and again.

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was the FBI, not the CIA, w h o discovered the treason. Just as the CIA was beginning to recover from the Ames debauchery, Torricelli brought the Guatemalan affair to light, resulting in the commencement of a wide-ranged inquiry by President Clinton. Elliot Abrams, an architect of Reagan's Central American policy, recalls complaining to Guatemalan strongman. Gen. Oscar Mejia Victores. Victores claimed the men were communists and that the murders were "a necessary evil. Yet few would have charact e r i z e d M i c h a e l D e V i n e , an American innkeeper, as a communist and its still unclear why he died. His wife believes that he offended a military officer, while government officials believe he witnessed some of the army's misdeeds. His murder w a s ordered by Col. Julio Alpirez, who then covered up the incident. It is T o r r i c e l l i ' s c o n t e n t i o n that Alpirez was a paid CIA informant at the time of the murder. Alpirez was also accused of ord e r i n g the e x e c u t i o n of E f r a i n Bamaca, a captured guerilla, whose wife, American lawyer J e n n i f e r Harbury, went on a hunger strike in Guatemala City to try to learn of

her husbands fate. Shortly after Bamaca's execution, Alpirez left the CIA payroll after receiving a final $44,000 payment. The CIA knew of Alpirez's involvement in 1992, but just recently passed the information on to the legislature and Torricelli. The Clinton administration also claims to have been ignorant of funding of the G u a t e m a l a n military, which sent a chill through the nation due to the realization that even the land's highest officials are unaware of the CIA's affairs. The American p e o p l e a r e also distraught at the high level of involvement the CIA had with a gove r nm e nt w h i c h has murdered o v e r 1 0 0 , 0 0 0 of i t ' s people. With the Ames embarrassment, Guatemalan murders and the lack of a superpower enemy to spy on, the CIA s e e m s to be f a d i n g in prominence and a major overhaul or termination of the agency is eminent.

Students know equation for success

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"As stated in Hope's Reason for Being (1994-95 Hope College Catalog, page 4), 'Hope provides an adventure in the learning and living, not only for knowledge and wisdom, but also for understanding, meaning and purpose.' For 'understanding, meaning and purpose' to occur, we feel that it is important that topics of diversity are addressed, including sexual orientation. If the college is not willing to allow discussions regarding sexual orientation, we will not be able to support this institution. As students, we demand an environment which allows for discussion of sexual orientation issues."


One year after a CIA operative was exposed as a Soviet doubleagent, the troubled agency w a s again the subject of controversy. Two w e e k s ago, Robert Torricelli, a Democratic congressmen from New Jersey, revealed that a Guatemalan colonel was on the US payroll while he was involved in the murders of an American innkeeper and the torture and execution of a rebel married to an American lawyer. Such derogatory claims are especially painful since they coincide with the one year anniversary of the arrest of Aldrich Ames. According to U.S. News, Ames worked as an agent for eight years, turning over ten operatives to the Soviet government during this time, who were then executed. Ames also informed the Soviets of up to thirty operations carried out by the US government. If Ames had been discreet, the CIA wouldn't have been the subject of so much abuse, but Ames telegraphed his deeds with reckless abandon. Ames, on his $62,000 a year salary, somehow managed to afford a '92 Jaguar and pay for his $540,000 home in cash. Even more embarrassing was the fact that it

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Exceptional Child placement with Disabled Student Services, took the "wheelchair challenge" for six hours on Monday. He soon developed sore arms, blistered thumbs, and extreme irritation at students' unwillingness to help. "It sucks!" he said. "Having a mobility impairment just sucks. I think that we should give people with disabilities more respect for the challenges they face, and for who they are. A lot of people just have no idea. It really, really sucks." The week kicked off with the


dred Days" is the proposed tax cut that was just passed by the House. Gingrich's brain must have been exploring the cosmos when the ball got rolling on this idea. The great idea is, while cutting school lunch programs, to also cut taxes on the richest Americans. After all, poor kids don't really get hungry and some poor little rich person has a stall in their three car garage % to fill. To cut taxes while desperately trying to reduce the deficit is ridiculous. This is just a shortsighted attempt at garnering votes. The end result will be further mortgaging of the debt^which will eventually be much more painful than the savings proposed in the tax cut. Luckily, Clinton is willing to flex some political backbone, stating that he will veto the tax cuts in their current form. He is a man that truly needs to worry about every vote in 1996, yet he is willing to sacrifice public opinion for the greater good. Cuts aren't the only thing nonsensical happening in Washington; they want to spend more money too. The Republicans are promoting an increase in military spending. They fear the loss of international prestige as our armed forces dwindle. They don't care that the reason for this decline is the fact that we no longer have any powerful enemies, except for a few impotent dictators. They s e e m to want to spend more money just to retain their heavyweight title. Either that or the price of a screw driver jumped from $200 to $250. Congress needs to cut the deficit, and do it quickly. Otherwise, w e might all have to pack our bags and move to Uranus with good ol' Newt. And the drive is a killer.

by Jim Riekse news editor

from page 3 to dark canvas in a cyclical pattern of color. The shades accent the transformation of a primitive origami swan. Susan Veldhof's pastel works are subdued by subtle shades of soft tones and rich, blended color. Although there is nothing austere or linear in her works, the absence of detail suggests just enough texture to entertain a viewer's eye. "Color is the most important part of my work," she says, "and I use it to create a world that 1 feel comforted by." Because of the small size of the exhibit, additional gallery space provided a temporary unveiling of an impressive sample of Hope's permanent collection. Among those included arc a detailed etching by Fransisco Goya, Whisder's etching "Billingsgate," a stark Kathe Kollwitz etching and even an M.C. Escher lithograph.

('98),who also took the exam, was "designed to stump." The highest score was a 102, but only 37% of the test takers managed to score more than ten points. The length and difficulty also wore on the participants. "I was exhausted and wanted to go home," Slezak said. In addition to the three man team, four other H o p e students, Steve Coll ('97), Mike Crider('96), M i k h a i l K o u z n e t s o v ( ' 9 5 ) and Slezak, took the examination, with each scoring in the top 58%. The students were coached by Leonard Van Wyk, assistant professor of mathematics.

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images. Using an effective collection of musical selections accompanying a vivid slide collage of cosmic scenery, Kwong demonstrated fascinating parallels between the stars of the universe and the human organism, using this relationship as a means of propagating the horrors of the AIDS epidemic. Kwong's monologue touched a variety of issues, including the repercussions of religious and familial tensions within his own life. "Catholic guilt, Jewish guilt, Asian guilt—it all smells the same to me," Kwong said with humor augmented by strong cynicism. The performance was engaging and entertaining, if not overly-enigmatic at times. During one portion, the audience was bombarded with simple slide-projected statistics conceming the AIDS crisis and its impact on Asian-Americans. Brooding bulletins like "According to the United States Department of Health, the Asian adolescent is the least informed about AIDS/HIV" were framed by random "deep thoughts" such as "I ate nine beautiful perfectly ripe strawberries plucked from the patch outside." If anything, these quaint juxtopositions lightened the effect, allowing students to digest the statistics more easily. His final performance, highlights from "Monkhood In 3 Easy Lessons," was an emotional conclusion. Divided in segments which reflected the developmental stages of Kwong's own life, the work provided a collage of creative puppetry, comic funk dance and pensive satire. The first excerpt opened at the genesis of his life. As a newborn infant, Kwong was interviewed by Channel 4 News. Using a plush pup-

pet body of a newborn in the foreground of a black backdrop, Kwong transformed himself into a gesticulating baby with a full grown head. Wires attached to the arms allowed Kwong to control the baby-like convulsions and squirms throughout the interview, during which he commented on his personal aspirations and expectations as a newborn Asian-American living in a patriarchal, oppressive American society. The puppet maneuvers were hysterical, while Kwong's conversation was splendid and often darkly humorous. After a brief, energetic disclosure of the traditional adolescent defiance and frustration (projected in much the same way in which Billy Joe sang "We Didn't Start The Fire"), Kwong moved from funk-dancing angst to a closing, personal monologue expressing his confrontation with his abuse of drugs, his manhood, his culture, his family, and his society (that was a very long sentence). In a stunning, often gripping performance, Kwong was able to say what most people are afraid to even think. He confronted a magnitude of formidable inhibitions, afflictions and tribulations without resting on simple proverbial solutions. However impulsive and sporadic Kwong's performance appeared, a certain congruity still seemed to contain each piece, and subsequently, the entire performance. Although the script allowed Kwong to rise in arbitrary, ecstatic eloquence, not one element proved whimsical. His performance was an empowering exposure of a man searching for his role in a diverse and often frustrating world.

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for a turn at the microphone to release sometimes ugly scenarios. So successful was the program that the Chaplain's staff decided to continue services Monday evening and again Tuesday night. "There were a lot of dirty little secrets that came out," said Peter Beckman ('96). "You realize how much prayer and support people need." After giving their testimonials, many walked to the back foyer of the church to be encircled by other m e m b e r s of the c o n g r e g a t i o n . There groups clung together crying and praying. Josh Mayor ('98) knows what it is like to be in the center of one of those circles. Mayor testified Tuesday night before the church asking for help in reconciling issues in his life. "To know that you can stand in front of everybody, that you can tell things of which you are ashamed— things that make you feel rejected and grotesque, that 600 people can come help y o u — t h e r e ' s nothing like it." Still, some are wary of the zealo u s m e t h o d s f o r e i g n to H o p e chapel services. "I just had to come back again

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Amnesty InternationalThurs., 8:30 p.m., Kletz Enviromental Issues GroupThurs., 6:30 p.m.. Lubbers 101 Chemistry Club MeetingWed., 7 p.m., Mac Lab, Peale Intervarsity Christian FellowshipMon., 7:30 p.m., Maas Fellowship of Christian StudentsMon. 9 p.m., Phelps Inquiring Minds Discussion GroupWed., 4 p.m., Kletz Women's Issues OrganizationThur., 5 p.m., Kletz

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tonight because it is so amazing," said Sarah Beemer ('96). "It is so incredible that some people can get up there. I ' m Reformed and we don't do anything like that—it rem i n d s me o f the E v a n g e l i c a l 'Whoa, you're healed.'" Yet those kinds of conversion experiences may be just what Hope College needs, said Hope alum Alice Vogel ('69). Vogel said she's attended all three night sessions after hearing about them in her church's prayer group. "God decided to interrupt everything today," Vogel said. "He is working through young people because (students) are open and not hypocrites. They are able to be used more easily than the older generation." Patterson emphasized giving a testimony is not mandatory, nor should anyone feel pressured to do so. " T h i s is not for everybody," Patterson said in his opening remarks. "But if you feel so moved by God to do it, it gives freedom and permission for others." Do to the sporadiac nature of the services, further events have not been planned. Messages will be spread via word of mouth. Non-Profit Organization U.S. POSTAGE PAID Permit # 392 Holland, MI 49423 Hope College

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