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Students win Goldwater scholarships

Freshman bikes for Rwandan farmers

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Three H o p e Col-

lege j u n i o r s h a v e r e c e i v e d p r e s tigious Goldwater Scholarships for t h e 2 0 0 8 - 0 9 a c a d e m i c year o u t of o n l y 3 2 1 a w a r d e d n a t i o n -

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M a r y Davis

wide.

P r o f e s s i o n a l bicyclists f r o m all o v e r

T h e t h r e e r e c i p i e n t s , all of w h o m a r e c h e m i s t r y m a j o r s at

t h e w o r l d j o i n e v e r y s u m m e r in a n e p i c bike race across France. These t e a m s race

t h e college, a r e K r i s t i n D i t t e n h a f e r ('09) of M i d l a n d ; J o n a t h a n

e v e r y d a y for t h r e e w e e k s a n d b i k e m o r e

M o e r d y k ('09) of Paris; a n d A m y S p e e l m a n ('09) of D a r i e n , III.

GUEST W R I T E R

t h a n 2 , 2 0 0 m i l e s . T h e p r i z e for t h e w i n n i n g t e a m of La T o u r d e F r a n c e is o v e r $3.5 million.

The

s t u d e n t L u k e T u b e r g e n ('11) is p r e p a r i n g t o b e a t all t h e o d d s a s h e b i k e s w i t h f o u r of his f r i e n d s a c r o s s t h e U n i t e d S t a t e s for nearly t w o m o n t h s this s u m m e r . His c a u s e ? It's n o t t h e m i l l i o n d o l l a r p r i z e . T u b e r g e n a n d h i s f r i e n d s will b i k e m o r e than 3,700 miles f r o m Seattle, Wash, t o N e w York, N.Y. t o raise a w a r e n e s s for a p r o g r a m called P r o j e c t R w a n d a . W e l l k n o w n in t h e b i k i n g c o m m u n i t y , P r o j e c t Rwanda works with Rwandan farmers t o p r o v i d e t r a n s p o r t a t i o n for t h e i r c o f f e e b e a n s t o t h e m a r k e t s u s i n g bicycles. P r o j e c t R w a n d a sells f a r m e r s b i c y c l e s o n m i c r o - l o a n s in o r d e r t o d e v e l o p i n i t i a tive a n d h e l p b o o s t t h e e c o n o m y . "It's b e t t e r t h a n just g i v i n g ( t h e bike) t o t h e m b e c a u s e it gives t h e m s o m e t h i n g

PHOTO EDITOR D A V I D M O O R E

C E L E B R A T I N G A W A R E N E S S — M e m b e r s of t h e Student Develoment s t a f f , includi n g L o u i s e S h u m a k e r , J u l i e D a i m a n , A m b e r S i b l e y , a n d C i n d y V o g e l z a n g , e n j o y a n Ice

Wheeled for a day Disability Awareness Week highlights uncommon challenges H o p e . T h e goal w a s t o s h o w

GUEST W R I T E R

others

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DVD

of

"My

Left

F o o t : T h e S t o r y of C h r i s t y Brown," D a n i e l D a y - L e w i s

a disabled individual, that he b o u n d himself to his wheel-

i n t o b i k i n g a n d t h e i d e a of t h e t r i p flourished f r o m there. Along with Tubergen a n d C u s a c k , Alex M a n i o n , C.J. E c k m a n a n d G r e g C h r i s t i a n will fly t o S e a t t l e a n d S E E BIKING, P A G E 2

Education

Foundation

to un-

of a c a d e m i c m e r i t f r o m a field of 1,035 m a t h e m a t i c s , s c i e n c e and engineering students who w e r e n o m i n a t e d by t h e f a c u l ties of c o l l e g e s a n d u n i v e r s i t i e s nationwide.

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nization and the trip t h r o u g h his best

f o r n i a f o r college, h e g o t m o r e a n d m o r e

e e s of t h e B a r r y M . G o l d w a t e r S c h o l a r s h i p a n d E x c e l l e n c e in

ars were selected o n the basis

was so c o m m i t t e d to a s s u m -

g e n said a f t e r C u s a c k m o v e d o u t t o C a l i -

were

dergraduate sophomores and juniors. The G o l d w a t e r Schol-

c r e a m s o c i a l in t h e K l e t z as p a r t of D i s a b i l i t y A w a r e n e s s w e e k .

t o b e r e s p o n s i b l e for," T u b e r g e n said. T u b e r g e n first h e a r d a b o u t t h e o r g a f r i e n d . L a y t o n C u s a c k , w h o s e f a t h e r is o n t h e b o a r d of P r o j e c t R w a n d a . T u b e r -

scholarships

a w a r d e d by t h e B o a r d of T r u s t -

However, H o p e College

i n g t h e role of his c h a r a c t e r ,

the

Many people around cam-

difficulties and

p u s w e r e r i d i n g a r o u n d all w e e k in w h e e l c h a i r s t o s i m u -

struggles that are often cast a s i d e a n d t a k e n for g r a n t e d in o u r w o r l d a n d o n o u r c a m -

late t h e feeling of n o t b e i n g

pus. S o m e H o p e s t u d e n t s d o

W h i l e t h i s t y p e of e x e r c i s e c a n b e a n eye o p e n e r t o t h o s e

a b l e t o m o v e t h e i r legs.

n o t h a v e t h e l u x u r y of b e i n g a b l e t o s l e e p u n t i l five m i n -

w h o are able t o walk unassisted, H o p e College went o n e

utes before their class starts,

T h e s c h o l a r s h i p s a r e for o n e o r t w o years, d e p e n d i n g o n t h e r e c i p i e n t ' s y e a r in s c h o o l , a n d c o v e r t h e c o s t of t u i t i o n , fees, books, and r o o m and board up t o a m a x i m u m of $ 7 , 5 0 0 p e r year. "Amy, K r i s t i n a n d

Jon a r e

outstanding students who are

throw on s o m e clothes, r u n a c r o s s c a m p u s , a n d a r r i v e in

step further. Students were empathize

w e l l - d e s e r v i n g of this p h e n o m e n a l r e c o g n i t i o n . As par-

H e felt t h e o n l y w a y t o t r u ly u n d e r s t a n d t h e c h a r a c t e r

c l a s s w i t h just e n o u g h t i m e

w i t h w h a t it w o u l d b e like t o n o t b e abl e t o see, h e a r o r

t i c i p a n t s in c o l l a b o r a t i v e faculty-student research here at

w a s t o e x p e r i e n c e first-hand

friend. For m a n y p e o p l e e v e n t h e

w a l k a s t h e y u s u a l l y a r e able.

t h e college, t h e y h a v e b e e n n o t only o u t s t a n d i n g l e a r n e r s b u t

simplest tasks can be incred-

O n Tuesday, H o p e offered a c t i v i t i e s t h a t s i m u l a t e d a va-

ibly f r u s t r a t i n g a n d t i m e c o n suming challenges.

riety of i m p a i r m e n t s , r a n g i n g S E E AWARENESS, P A G E 6

chair for m o n t h s .

t h e c o n s t a n t s t r u g g l e s of eve r y d a y life. A p r i l 7 w a s t h e s t a r t of Disability A w a r e n e s s W e e k at

encouraged

t o h a v e a little c h a t w i t h a

to

also a c t i v e c o n t r i b u t o r s t o t h e p r o c e s s of discovery," said Dr. M o s e s Lee, w h o is d e a n for t h e natural and applied sciences a n d a p r o f e s s o r of c h e m i s t r y at H o p e . "1 a m especially p l e a s e d because H o p e College has o n e

Cosmopolitan fraternity, Habitat build a bond m a n i t y w e b s i t e s t a t e s t h a t , "As of 2 0 0 6 L H F H h a s c o m p l e t e d

Ashley Joseph GUEST W R I T E R

T h e Phi K a p p a A l p h a C o s m o p o l i t a n F r a t e r n i t y at H o p e College has recently started forming a relationship with the L a k e s h o r e H a b i t a t for H u m a n i t y w i t h h o p e s of h e l p i n g t o m e e t t h e n e e d s of t h e H o l l a n d c o m munity. According to the United Na-

8 0 h o m e s , b e t t e r i n g t h e lives of h u n d r e d s of c h i l d r e n in t h e a r e a . ( T h e o r g a n i z a t i o n ) is b a s e d o n t h e p r i n c i p l e t h a t all G o d ' s p e o ple d e s e r v e a d e c e n t p l a c e t o live a n d t h a t o u r c o m m u n i t y is a bett e r p l a c e w h e n t h a t occurs." C h a z S h e l t o n ('09), a m e m b e r of t h e C o s m o p o l i t a n F r a t e r n i t y ,

t i o n s , m o r e t h a n a billion p e o p l e a r o u n d t h e w o r l d live in s u b -

said t h a t G r e e k o r g a n i z a t i o n s tend to sprinkle s o m e service

s t a n d a r d h o u s i n g . M i l l a r d Fuller f o u n d e d H a b i t a t for H u m a n i t y

here and there but that his fraternity wants to adopt Habitat

w i t h t h e m i s s i o n of e l i m i n a t i n g s u c h h o u s i n g for t h e w o r l d ' s

for H u m a n i t y a s t h e i r m a i n service p r o j e c t .

poorest citizens. L a k e s h o r e ' s H a b i t a t for H u -

S h e l t o n said t h a t t e a m i n g u p w i t h H a b i t a t is a w a y t o get

W H A T ' S INSIDE NATIONAL

3

VOICES

8

ARTS

5

SPORTS

11

of t h e l a r g e s t s u m m e r r e s e a r c h

other Greek organizations and

r a t h e r t h a n j u s t p u t t i n g in a f e w

t h e c a m p u s involved. M a t c h i n g G r e e k Life w i t h H a b i t a t f o r

h o u r s here and there to m e e t

programs among predominantly u n d e r g r a d u a t e i n s t i t u t i o n s in

service requirements.

the nation.

" W e a r e really e x c i t e d b e c a u s e it w o n ' t b e just c l o c k i n g in h o u r s ; w e will build a n e n t i r e

highly competitive, and this level of r e c o g n i t i o n e x e m p l i f i e s

H u m a n i t y will h i g h l i g h t H o p e College Greek Organization's c o m m i t m e n t to c o m m u n i t y outreach. The Cosmopolitan Fraternity p l a n s t o s t a r t b u i l d i n g t h e i r rel a t i o n s h i p w i t h H a b i t a t b y volu n t e e r i n g as an organization for o n e d a y b e f o r e t h e e n d of t h i s semester. T h e f r a t e r n i t y ' s goal is t o w o r k w i t h H a b i t a t t o build a n e n t i r e h o u s e in a w e e k n e x t year. The Cosmopolitan Fraternity m e m b e r s are looking forward to spending a week on the project

These awards are

house," S h e l t o n s a i d .

the incredible education that we p r o v i d e for o u r s t u d e n t s at

Cosmopolitan Fraternity m e m b e r Jeff H a t c h e r ('09) p l a n s

Hope." Several

Hope

College stu-

upcoming

d e n t s have received the presti-

service o p p o r t u n i t y with Habitat by s h o w i n g a v i d e o h e m a d e

gious awards or honorable m e n t i o n in t h e p r o g r a m t h r o u g h

a b o u t H a b i t a t in o n e of h i s c o m m u n i c a t i o n classes t o s t u d e n t s

t h e y e a r s . K e i t h M u l d e r ('08) of P o r t a g e h o l d s a G o l d w a t e r

at C h a p e l . The Cosmopolitan Fraternity

Scholarship

on

publicizing

the

for

the

current,

plans to open the service proj-

2 0 0 7 - 0 8 s c h o o l year. Dittenhafer conducts

ect u p t o t h e C e n t e r for FaithS E E BOND, PAGE 6

s e a r c h w i t h L e e a n d his r e s e a r c h S E E SCHOLARSHIPS, PAGE 2

DIPLOMACY — President Bush a n d Russia's President Putin e n d t e r m on a rocky note Page 4 Got a story idea? Let us k n o w a t anchor@hope.edu, or call us at 3 9 5 - 7 8 7 7 .

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T H I S W E E K AT H O P E Thursday

APRIL 16, 2 0 0 8

April 1 7 • SCHOLARSHIPS, f r o m page 1

Meijer Run DeWitt Flagpole 8 p.m. - 1 0 p.m. Kollen Hall basement. 8 p.m. - 9 : 3 0

associates Drs. Toni Brown and Hilary M a c k a y . T h e i r r e s e a r c h is f o c u s e d o n t h e

p.m. Open to anyone - bring a yoga

d e v e l o p m e n t of s m a l l m o l e c u l e s c a p a b l e of

Yoga Club

m a t or a towel. A d m i s s i o n is free.

r e c o g n i z i n g s p e c i f i c D N A s e q u e n c e s in t h e h u m a n g e n o m e , w i t h t h e goal of c o n t r o l l i n g

Friday April 18 C o n t i n u i n g t h e Conversation "Hope 6 " W e e k Follow-Up Discussion Fried Hemenway. 4 p.m. Sponsored by Black Student Union, Hope's Asian Perspective Association. La Raza Unida. Campus Ministries. and the Office of Multicultural Education.

t h e e x p r e s s i o n of d e l e t e r i o u s d i s e a s e - c a u s ing genes. She has been c o n d u c t i n g research w i t h Lee s i n c e t h e s p r i n g of 2007, i n c l u d i n g during b o t h the school year and s u m m e r . Her plans include pursuing either a doct o r a t e in b i o c h e m i s t r y o r a t t e n d i n g a n M D / Ph.D. c o m b i n e d p r o g r a m a n d c o n d u c t i n g m e d i c a l l y r e l a t e d r e s e a r c h in t h e f u t u r e . S h e is t h e d a u g h t e r of M a r k a n d D i a n e D i t t e n h a -

Biology S e m i n a r "Engineering Yeast to Find New Anti-

f e r of M i d l a n d a n d a 2 0 0 5 g r a d u a t e of M i d -

parasitic Drugs." Tim Geary, director of the Institute of

land High School. M o e r d y k a n d S p e e l m a n b o t h w o r k in Dr.

Parasitology at McGill University in Montreal. Quebec.

Jason G i l l m o r e ' s o r g a n i c p h o t o c h e m i s t r y res e a r c h g r o u p , w h e r e t h e y a r e b o t h actively

VanderWerf 1 0 2 . 3 p.m. HHMI Sponsored Event and j o i n t s e m i n a r w i t h the Nursing Department.

w o r k i n g o n t h e g r o u p ' s p r i m a r y e f f o r t of making and evaluating new organic photo-

P R O G R E S S — K r i s t e n D i t t e n h a f e r ( ' 0 9 ) , J o n a t h a n M o e r d y k ( ' 0 9 ) a n d Amy Speel-

c h r o m e s for electron transfer applications

m a n ('09) pose before an i n t e r e s t i n g s c i e n t i f i c apparatus.

in m a t e r i a l s s c i e n c e . Sunday

April 2 0

Gathering: "Cloud of Witnesses -John" Trygve Johnson. D i m n e n t Chapel.

S p e e l m a n also w o r k s

Monday

April 2 1

M a t t Wixson. class of 2 0 0 8 . Dimnent Chapel. 1 0 : 3 0 a.m. - 1 0 : 5 2 a.m.

2 0 t h Anniversary Open House for Van Wylen Library Van Wylen Library. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Tuesday

April 2 2

I n t r a m u r a l Cornhole (Bean Bag Toss) T o u r n a m e n t

e n c e m a j o r s . M a n y h a v e d u a l m a j o r s in a v a r i e t y of m a t h e m a t i c s , s c i e n c e , e n g i n e e r i n g a n d c o m p u t e r disciplines.

She

organic molecules, w o r k recently accepted

t a t i o n a l m o d e l i n g a n d t o p u r s u e a c a r e e r in the pharmaceutical industry using c o m p u t a -

Chemistry." Moerdyk has been conducting research w i t h G i l l m o r e s i n c e t h e s u m m e r of 2006,

Chapel

in

physical c h e m i s t r y with a focus o n c o m p u -

with Gillmore on using c o m p u t a t i o n a l m o d e l i n g t o p r e d i c t t h e r e d u c t i o n p o t e n t i a l s of for p u b l i c a t i o n in t h e " J o u r n a l of P h y s i c a l

8 p . m . - 9 : 3 0 p.m.

P H O T O BY K A L L I E W A L K E R

at x 7 9 5 6 or morrison@hope.edu

Wednesday April 2 3 West Michigan Teacher Search School districts f r o m West Michigan

attend

graduate school

tional m o d e l i n g t o design synthetic targets a n d u n d e r s t a n d m o l e c u l a r b e h a v i o r . S h e is m a j o r i n g in F r e n c h in a d d i t i o n t o c h e m i s t r y ,

T h e G o l d w a t e r F o u n d a t i o n is a f e d e r a l l y e n d o w e d a g e n c y e s t a b l i s h e d b y Public L a w 9 9 - 6 6 1 o n Nov. 14, 1986. T h e S c h o l a r s h i p Program honoring Senator Barry M. Gold-

including d u r i n g b o t h the school year and s u m m e r . H e p l a n s t o p u r s u e a d o c t o r a t e in

a n d p l a n s t o s p e n d t h e fall 2 0 0 8 s e m e s t e r in

water was designed to foster and e n c o u r a g e

N a n t e s , F r a n c e . S h e is t h e d a u g h t e r of D a v i d

c h e m i s t r y with a probable focus on t h e ma-

o u t s t a n d i n g s t u d e n t s t o p u r s u e c a r e e r s in t h e fields of m a t h e m a t i c s , t h e n a t u r a l sci-

terial sciences as preparation for a career

a n d L i n d a S p e e l m a n of D a r i e n , a n d a 2 0 0 5 g r a d u a t e of T i m o t h y C h r i s t i a n H i g h S c h o o l .

as an organic or analytic research chemist.

Of the 321 students selected for Goldwa-

H e is t h e s o n of Phil a n d Peggy M o e r d y k of Paris, a n d a 2 0 0 5 g r a d u a t e of R e e d C i t y H i g h

t e r S c h o l a r s h i p s t h i s year, 189 a r e m e n a n d

School. Speelman has been conducting research

DeVos Fleldhouse. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Questions? Contact Kristen Morrison

plans to

w i t h G i l l m o r e s i n c e t h e s p r i n g of h e r s o p h o m o r e year, i n c l u d i n g d u r i n g t h e s u m m e r .

ences, and engineering. In its 2 0 - y e a r h i s t o r y , t h e f o u n d a t i o n h a s a w a r d e d 5,523 scholarships w o r t h approxi-

132 a r e w o m e n , a n d v i r t u a l l y all i n t e n d t o obtain a Ph.D. as their degree objective. A

mately $54 million. The Trustees plan t o

t o t a l of 3 3 a r e m a t h e m a t i c s m a j o r s , 2 2 7 a r e

10 a c a d e m i c year.

award a b o u t 300 scholarships for the 2009-

s c i e n c e a n d r e l a t e d m a j o r s , 52 a r e m a j o r i n g in e n g i n e e r i n g a n d n i n e a r e c o m p u t e r sci-

Freshman bikes for Rwandan coffee farmers

will be l o o k i n g to hire teachers. Calvin College Prince Conference Center. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. Spon-

• BIKING, from page 1

lies, t h e y p l a n t o a r r i v e in N e w

s t a r t t h e t r i p J u n e 16. B i k i n g 8 0

York A u g u s t 5. T u b e r g e n said t h e y will p r o b a b l y h a v e a d r i v e r

t o 100 m i l e s a d a y a n d c a m p -

following throughout

ing o r s t a y i n g w i t h h o s t f a m i -

to carry supplies and increase

sored by Career Services.

the

trip

safety. All t h e e q u i p m e n t u s e d f o r

Face, T u b e r g e n a n d h i s f r i e n d s h a v e b e e n g i v e n all t h e y n e e d

the trip has been donated. From

t o m a k e it f r o m o n e e n d of t h e

personal d o n o r s to m a j o r c o m p a n y s p o n s o r s like T h e N o r t h

c o u n t r y to the other.

IN BRIEF

All t h a t ' s

l e f t f o r t h e m is t h e t r a i n i n g . W i t h w i n t e r w e a t h e r in M i c h igan, T u b e r g e n

said

it's b e e n

h a r d to practice o u t d o o r biking,

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a i r b a n k s

T a m n h a u s E S

s o m e t h i n g he doesn't have m u c h e x p e r i e n c e d o i n g . He's b e e n d o ing a lot of r u n n i n g a n d c r o s s

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Wednesday,

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training to prepare. "It's pr et t y intense, b u t I ' m n o t

p r e s i d e n t , o n e n o m i n e e for vice p r e s i d e n t , a n d o n e n o m i n e e in

n e r v o u s yet, just excited," h e said.

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Olympic-sized problems face China International community experiences protests; Chinese government scrutizined over policies Laura Stritzke SENIOR STAFF W R I T E R

The Olympics a r e normally an event t o p r o m o t e international c o m m u n i t y , but this year they a r e attracting c o n t r o versy. The Olympic t o r c h relay a r o u n d t h e world began in M t . Olympia, G r e e c e M a r c h 24 and will e n d in Beijing Aug. 8 d u r i n g t h e o p e n i n g c e r e m o n y of t h e Olympic G a m e s . At every s t o p the torch has been met by protesters. The international c o m m u n i t y is rising u p d u e to China's h u m a n rights policies regarding Tibet. C h i n a took Tibet by force in 1951, a n d t h e area has b e e n a source of t u r m o i l ever since. O n M a r c h 10, Buddhist m o n k s a n d ethnic Tibeta n s w e r e protesting for their f r e e d o m f r o m C h i n a s c o n t r o l w h e n C h i n e s e security forces intervened, a n d t h e situation t u r n e d violent. A m a r k e t p l a c e was b u r n e d and, according t o t h e N e w York Times, 16 p e o p l e w e r e killed, a l t h o u g h there is n o official casualty c o u n t b e c a u s e t h e press is n o t allowed into Tibet. A n t i - C h i n a p r o t e s t o r s c a m e out in high n u m b e r s o n April 6 in L o n d o n , causing scuffles and several a r r e s t s along t h e torch's path. The next day officials in Paris deployed 3,000 officers o n foot, motorcycle, h o r s e b a c k and roller blades

in o r d e r t o try a n d c o n t a i n t h e protestors as t h e t o r c h c a m e to Paris. Protestors caused c o m m o t i o n , scaling t h e Eiffel Tower, grabbing at t h e t o r c h and c h a n t i n g "Free Tibet" relentlessly. The torclvand those g u a r d i n g it e n c o u n t e r e d such intense opposition t h a t t h e relay route w a s c u t short. The t o r c h m a d e its a p p e a r a n c e in San Francisco on April 9. P r o t e s t o r s had p r e p a r e d by climbing t h e Golden G a t e Bridge and h a n g i n g GRAPHIC b a n n e r s t h a t said "Free Tibet" and " O n e W o r l d , O n e D r e a m , Free Tibet." The parade's organizers feared for c h a o s situations like those in L o n d o n and Paris and c h a n g e d t h e torch's r o u t e last m i n u t e in o r d e r to side-step t h e protests. China's Foreign Ministry lashed out against t h e protests a n d said, " W e express o u r s t r o n g c o n d e m n a t i o n to t h e deliberate d i s r u p t i o n of t h e O l y m p i c t o r c h relay by T i b e t a n separatist forces." W o r l d leaders such as G o r d o n Brown,

p r i m e minister of L o n d o n , a n d Nicolas Sarkozy, president of France, have expressed their intention to boycott t h e O l y m p i c o p e n i n g c e r e m o n y t o express

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their disapproval of China's actions. Presidential candidates Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack O b a m a have called on President Bush t o boycott t h e ceremony, while Sen. John M c C a i n says t h e president should keep his options open. Currently, President Bush d o e s not intend to boycott t h e ceremony. "I d o n o t view t h e O l y m p i c s as a political event; 1 see t h e m as a s p o r t i n g event," Bush said.

H o p e College s t u d e n t Esther Dwyer ('08) disagrees. "The O l y m p i c s are a b o u t t h e global c o m m u n i t y c o m i n g together despite problems," Dwyer said. "No country t h a t hosts t h e O l y m p i c s is going to be perfect; h o w ever, China did promise to change i f c e r t a i n things t o f M A S e t t h e bid t o host w J 0 t h e O l y m p i c s and ' yg/ they haven't c o m e t h r o u g h with those promises." D w y e r believes C h i na's hosting t h e event could t u r n out to b e a positive thing. "This is an o p p o r t u n i t y for C h i n a to be forced into m a k i n g s o m e c h a n g e s in their h u m a n rights policies b e c a u s e it gives t h e rest of t h e world a voice t o directly q u e s tion China a b o u t their behavior," D w y e r said. The International Olympic C o m m i t t e e (IOC) vice-president Kevin G o s p e r said that this relay would continue despite the protests, but the possibility of f u t u r e Olympic relays would have to be reviewed.

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Political u n r e s t c o n t i n u e s to c a u s e tension across t h e n a t i o n of Z i m b a b w e as o p p os i t i on leaders plan to challenge a rec o u n t of t h e presidential election votes The controversy s t e m s f r o m a sustained delay in t h e nation's g o v e r n m e n t t o release t h e results of t h e election held t w o weeks ago. The o p p o s i n g force, Zimbabwe's M o v e m e n t for D e m o c r a t i c C h a n g e ( M D C ) , claims that t h e 28 year reigning president, Robert M u g a b e is just buying t i m e in o r d e r to rig t h e results. Leaders r e p r e s e n t i n g s u r r o u n d i n g African nations g a t h e r e d for an e m e r g e n c y c o n f e r e n c e o n Sunday as t e n s i o n s m o u n t ed last week in Z i m b a b w e . Authorities declared after t h e night-long m e e t i n g t h a t they would r e c o u n t t h e v o t e s f r o m nearly t w o dozen p a r l i a m e n t a r y races. The decision fails to satisfy opposition leaders w h o p u s h e d for t h e council to pressure M u g a b e to resign. The M D C will challenge t h e u p c o m i n g r e c o u n t , that they claim is i n t e n d e d to help M u g a b e sway t h e election results in his favor. Following t h e M a r c h 29 election c o n fusion, 11 election officials were arrested a n d a c c o u n t s of violence have b e e n rep o r t e d across t h e country. H u m a n rights officials agree with t h e M D C p r e s i d e n tial candidate, M o r g a n Tsvangirai w h o claims t h a t these c r i m e s are e n d o r s e d by Mugabe's party in o r d e r to intimidate those r e c o u n t i n g t h e votes. Over t h e past eight years, Mugabe's

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D E M A N D I N G R E D R E S S — Lawyer for t h e o p p o s i t i o n MDC ( M o v e m e n t for D e m o c r a t i c Change) A l e c M u c h a d e h a m a o u t s i d e t h e High Court in Harare, where t h e MDC is s e e k i n g t o c o m p e l t h e release of e l e c t i o n results. party, Z A N U - P F h a s d e s t r o y e d h u n d r e d s of t h o u s a n d s of h o m e s belonging t o m e m b e r s of t h e political opposition. Last year, Z A N U - P F k i d n a p p e d , beat, a n d arrested n u m e r o u s o p p o s i t i o n authorities, including Tsvangirai. M D C officials state that t h e violence against their party h a s w o r s e n e d since t h e r e c e n t election. O v e r 200 of its supp o r t e r s a n d campaign w o r k e r s have been seized and b e a t e n since Z A N U - P F lost control of t h e legislature for t h e first t i m e in 28 years.

H o p e professor of political science. Dr. Virginia Beard, relates t h e c u r r e n t state of Z i m b a b w e to what M a k a u M u t u a w r o t e in his recent book, "Kenya's Q u e s t for D e m o c r a c y : Taming Leviathan," a b o o k a b o u t t h e crises s u r r o u n d i n g t h e A f r i c a n political order. " W h e t h e r it is t h e repressive nature of t h e state, its disdain for civil society, its inability t o p e r f o r m t h e basic f u n c t i o n s of s t a t e h o o d , or its proclivity for c o r r u p t i o n , the A f r i c a n state s t a n d s at t h e c e n t e r of S E E ZIMBABWE, P A G E 4

SAN A N G E L O , Texas (AP) - Police wore body armor, toted automatic weapons and were backed by an armored personnel carrier for a raid on a West Texas polygamist retreat, photos and video released Tuesday show. Four still photos and a slice of video were released to The Associated Press by Rod Parker, spokesman for the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, which owns the raided Yearning for Zion Ranch near San Angelo in Eldorado. Sect members took the photos and video during the first few days of a seven-day raid that involved police agencies from six counties, the Texas Rangers, the stale highway patrol and wildlife officers. Authorities were looking for a teenage girl who had reported being abused by her 50-yearold husband. A sect member whose wife shot the video said sect members got the impression that slate officials "were doing something more than they said they were going to do." The man declined to give his name for fear that speaking out would cause problems for his children, who are in stale custody. Tela Mange, a slate Department of Public Safety spokeswoman, said officers are trained to protect themselves. "Whenever we serve a search warrant, no matter where or when, we are always as prepared as possible so we can ensure the operational safely of the officers serving S E E RAID, PAGE 6

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AIRLINE CRISIS CAUSES STRESS ACROSS THE COUNTRY; PRESIDENT BUSH TO MONITOR CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) President Bush is "keeping a close eye" on airline woes that are hampering travel for thousands and hurting an already cash-strapped industry, the White House said

Friday. Since last month's revelation that Southwest Airlines flew planes that had missed inspections - a violation of federal standards - the Federal Aviation Administra-

tion has stepped up its scrutiny of aircraft inspections. The result is misery for the flying public. Thousands of flights have been canceled just this week. The grounding of American Airlines

flights because of safety inspections on its MD-80s alone has affected at least 250,000 passengers. Also, Frontier Airlines sought bankmptcy protection Friday, the

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ers have h a d w h a t Bush h a s called their " d i p l o m a t i c head-butts." P u t i n has b e e n q u i t e vocal, c l a i m i n g , Taylor Hughes " W h a t is t h i s n o n s e n s e ? " in his disASSISTANT A R T S E o r r o R a p p r o v a l of Bush's s u p p o r t of t h e alliance It s e e m s like just yesterday w h e n P r e s of U k r a i n e a n d G e o r g i a in their goal t o i d e n t G e o r g e W . Bush m e t w i t h Russia's join N A T O . P u t i n w a s also u p s e t by Bush's p r e s i d e n t , V l a d i m i r P u t i n in Slovenia; e n d o r s e m e n t of t h e plan t o place missile however, t h a t w a s seven y e a r s a g o o n i n t e r c e p t o r s a n d r a d a r s in Poland a n d t h e J u n e 16, 2001. Their first e n c o u n t e r w a s C z e c h Republic, s o m e t h i n g t h a t has c o s t c o n s i d e r e d a r o u n d t h e w o r l d as w a r m , t h e U.S. billions of dollars in p l a n n i n g a n d f r i e n d l y a n d h o p e f u l . Bush w a s e v e n q u o t d e v e l o p m e n t . T h e s e i n t e r c e p t o r s a n d raed s h o r t l y a f t e r t h e e n c o u n t e r as saying, "I d a r s w o u l d i n t e r f e r e w i t h Putin's missile w a s able to g e t a s e n s e of his soul." Bush's defense system and c o m m e n t about the f o r m e r KGB a g e n t = = = = = " would undermine Russia's p o s i t i o n as w a s criticized by "The U.S. relationship with a powerful nation. m a n y as naive. H o w Russia is an important and Bush, however, s h o t ever, his w o r d s w e r e back by c l a i m i n g t h e evolving one.19 also s e e n as a rep l a n is i n t e n d e d t o spectable effort and — Jack Holmes, n o t only p r o t e c t t h e s t e p in a positive diprofessor of political science U n i t e d States b u t r e c t i o n f o r t h e rela• E u r o p e a n d possibly tions t h a t have b e e n Russia as well f r o m historically rocky missiles d i s c h a r g e d by e n e m y n a t i o n s in b e t w e e n t h e U n i t e d States a n d Russia. A little o v e r a w e e k ago, t h e t w o presid e n t s m e t f o r w h a t has b e e n said t o be t h e i r last m e e t i n g , a d i n n e r at a Russian presidential v a c a t i o n h o m e o n t h e Black Sea s h o r e . Both are t r y i n g feverishly t o tie u p loose e n d s as their p r e s i d e n t i a l t e r m s c o m e t o an e n d . T h e m a i n f o c u s of t h e m e e t i n g w a s w r a p p e d u p in t h e n a t i o n a l

t h e M i d d l e East. H o p e College political s c i e n c e professor Jack H o l m e s , r e s p o n d i n g t o rec e n t e v e n t s said, "The U.S. r e l a t i o n s h i p w i t h Russia is a n i m p o r t a n t a n d evolving o n e . . . t h e U.S. s h o u l d s t a n d f o r its p r i n ciples a n d n a t i o n a l i n t e r e s t s , b u t at t h e s a m e t i m e s i t u a t i o n s s h o u l d be s e t t l e d

t h e crisis," M u t u a w r o t e . Beard believes t h a t M u g a b e plays a crucial role in t h e c u r r e n t status of Z i m w h e n e v e r feasible." W i t h all t h e g o o d b y e r h e t o r i c in play, it is n o t far f r o m t h e world's m i n d s t h a t t h o u g h B u s h will s t e p d o w n as p r e s i d e n t in J a n u a r y of 2009, P u t i n is hardly g o i n g anywhere. A l t h o u g h he c a n n o t r u n f o r a t h i r d c o n s e c u t i v e t e r m , P u t i n will b e w o r k i n g as p r i m e m i n i s t e r of Russia u n d e r his h a n d p i c k e d a n d e l e c t e d successor, D m i t ry M e d v e d e v . Putin c o u l d be p r e s i d e n t of Russia o n c e again d u e t o a l o o p h o l e in t h e Russian d e m o c r a t i c s y s t e m t h a t allows a f o r m e r p r e s i d e n t t o r u n again a f t e r a f o u r - y e a r p a u s e . H e h a s c l a i m e d t h a t this is exactly his plan, a n d t h e Russian p e o p l e t h u s far s e e m to be b e h i n d h i m . "The i n c o m i n g A m e r i c a n p r e s i d e n t will have to a d d r e s s t h e U.S.-Russia relat i o n s h i p o n a r e g u l a r basis," H o l m e s said. Bush is p l a n n i n g t o m e e t w i t h M e d v e d e v t o c r e a t e a r e l a t i o n s h i p a n d set u p g r o u n d s f o r a s o m e w h a t n e w s t a r t bet w e e n Russia a n d t h e U.S. H e h a s also b e e n s e t t i n g f o r t h a s u g g e s t e d p l a n in reg a r d s t o Russia a n d n u c l e a r p r o l i f e r a t i o n as well as c o u n t e r - t e r r o r i s m for w h o e v e r will be v o t e d to t a k e his place c o m e N o v e m b e r 2008 as p r e s i d e n t of t h e U n i t e d

babwe. " M u g a b e ' s r e f u s a l t o release his tight grip o n power, a n d his regime's use of national r e s o u r c e s for p e r s o n a l gain, a n d o p p r e s s i o n of real o p p o s i t i o n are p a r t of t h e instability of Z i m b a b w e as a state," Beard said.

Economic troubles Zimbabwe's economy took a sharp dive in r e c e n t w e e k s . T h e u n e m p l o y m e n t rate rose o v e r 8 0 p e r c e n t , a n d basic essentials like s o a p a n d b r e a d c a n n o longer b e f o u n d o n m a r k e t shelves. Millions are fleeing Z i m b a b w e t o n e i g h b o r i n g n a t i o n s like S o u t h A f r i c a . "Add t o t h a t t h e e n d e m i c p o v e r t y a n d u n f a v o r a b l e i n t e r n a t i o n a l political a n d policy c l i m a t e t o w a r d s A f r i c a . . . a n d t h e g r o w i n g H I V / A I D S crises, a n d s u c h c h a otic u p h e a v a l s a r e sadly n o t s u r p r i s i n g , b u t a l a r m i n g l y likely," Beard said.

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Another, Cindy Gold, said "It felt like we were c r e a t i n g a n e w kind of t h e a t r e t h a t was representative of t h e s t u d e n t s ' g e n eration." For t h e first t i m e t h e H o p e College T h e a t e r D e p a r t m e n t will allow you to follow t h e happenings through their new blog as t h e y travel t o W a s h i n g ton DC. Look for p o s t s f r o m faculty, cast m e m b e r s a n d c r e w m e m b e r s in t h e c o m i n g weeks. To keep u p with w h a t they are u p to in and leading u p t o their D.C. trip, log in at www.RoseandtheRime.blogspot.com.

tional festival. D u r i n g t h e recent theater d e p a r t m e n t trip to t h e Region Three K e n n e d y C e n t e r A m e r i can College, professor Michelle B o m b e kept a journal of her experiences. She wrote, "Theater professional, Kate S n o d g r a s s told u s t h a t she saw s o m e of t h e m o s t beautiful images of h e r career in o u r production."

a new kind of theater,"

— Theater professional Cindy Gold

G R A P H I C BY G I N A H O L D E R

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PROFESSOR EXAMINES GENESIS LINGUISTICALLY Dr. Barry Bandstra of t h e religion faculty provides a detailed linguistic analysis of t h e first 11 chapters of Genesis irv his n e w book. Titled "Genesis 1-11: A H a n d b o o k o n t h e Hebrew Text," t h e book is geared toward intermediate and advanced students of biblical Hebrew. It is t h e second volume in "The Baylor H a n d book o n the H e b r e w Bible" series published by Baylor University Press of Waco, Texas. The 695 page book's emphasis is o n enhancing students' u n d e r s t a n d i n g of the H e b r e w language and the biblical text. It uses an approach t o linguistic u n d e r s t a n d i n g called "functional grammar," which explores why clauses are worded and used together as they are.

Amy Soukup GUEST W R I T E R

As t h e a c a d e m i c year w i n d s down, t h e H o p e College music d e p a r t m e n t is showcasing t h e talent of s t u d e n t g r o u p s t h r o u g h various c o n c e r t p e r f o r m a n c e s . Hope's W i n d S y m p h o n y will p e r f o r m Friday, April 18 as part of a n e w series, "The Spotlight Series" which s h o w c a s e s the musical talents of the music dep a r t m e n t h e r e at Hope. Directed by Dr. Gabriel Southard, t h e W i n d Symphony will present works of influential A m e r i c a n c o m p o s e r s such as "Star Wars Trilogy" by John Williams a n d "Fanfare for t h e C o m m o n Man" by A a r o n Copland. "Fanfare" will also include a modern dance performance that will b e p e r f o r m e d by stud e n t s of t h e H o p e d a n c e department. A n o t h e r c o n c e r t o n Tuesday, April 22 will feature a c o m bined-effort p e r f o r m a n c e of

Mozart's "Requiem for a D r e a m " by t h e H o p e College S y m p h o nette, directed by Dr. S o u t h a r d and Hope's-choral g r o u p s . C h a pel C h o i r and College C h o r u s , directed by Dr. Brad R i c h m o n d . "If you want to look at o n e of Mozart's biggest a n d best pieces, that one's it," says Dr. S o u t h a r d a b o u t the u p c o m i n g performance. The c o n c e r t will also o p e n with a S y m p h o n e t t e perform a n c e of Joseph S c h w a n t n e r ' s " S e p t e m b e r Canticle," a piece w r i t t e n in m e m o r y of t h e Sept e m b e r 11 terrorist attacks. The performance of " S e p t e m b e r Canticle" will highlight faculty m e m b e r Dr. H u w Lewis o n organ as well as s o m e interesting string and p e r c u s s i o n t e c h n iq u e s , including t h e use of over 20 different percussion i n s t r u m e n t s . Both concerts will be held at 7:30 p.m. in D i m n e n t Chapel, the public is w e l c o m e a n d t h e admission is f r e e of cost.

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T h e Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series of H o p e College will feature fiction writer Karen Joy Fowler o n Wednesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at t h e Knickerbocker Theatre. The public is invited and admission free. Karen Joy Fowler is t h e a u t h o r of several novels and short story collections, including "The Jane Austen Book Club," a novel widely p o p u l a r with readers and critics alike. Michael Dirda w r o t e in "The W a s h i n g t o n Post Book World" that "Karen Joy Fowler creates a novel that is so winning, so touching, so delicately, slyly witty that a d m i r e r s of Persuasion and E m m a will simply sigh with happiness." Fowler's book "The Jane Austen Book Club" was recently a d a p t e d into a m a j o r m o t i o n picture starring Lynn Redgrave, Maria Bello and Hugh Dancy.


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REVIEWS

'Smart People' stars Ellen Page After getting a minor concussion, L a w r e n c e e n d s u p in t h e h o s p i t a l w i t h

(i.e.- d i d n o t i n h e r i t t h e " s m a r t gene"), also plays a n i n t e r e s t i n g c h a r a c t e r in

T a k i n g a c u e f r o m r e c e n t m o v i e s like "Little M i s s S u n s h i n e " a n d " T h e Sav-

Janet ( S a r a h Jessica P a r k e r ) a s h i s d o c tor. A l t h o u g h 1 usually love t h e c h a r a c -

t h e m o v i e . H e is t h e f r e e l o a d i n g f a m i l y loser w h o d o e s n o t h a v e a f u l l - t i m e j o b

ages," t h e n e w film " S m a r t P e o p l e " s u c -

t e r s SJP plays, h e r c h a r a c t e r in " S m a r t People" was n o t terribly m e m o r a b l e .

and w h o sleeps on L a w r e n c e s couch.

Julie Kocsls STAFF W R I T E R

cessfully highlights the family d y n a m i c s of t h e W e t h e r h o l d s . In t h e film, D e n n i s Q u a i d plays L a w r e n c e W e t h e r h o l d , a n angry, s l u m p y a n d generally u n p l e a s a n t English professor at C a r n e g i e M e l l o n U n i v e r s i t y . T h e a n g e r s t e m s f r o m t h e d e a t h of his wife, his inability t o get h i s b o o k p u b l i s h e d a n d a

P . f E . f O . f P , ] L,1 | i

v a r i e t y of o t h e r l e t d o w n s . H i s d a u g h t e r , V a n e s s a , p l a y e d by Ju-

T h e c h a r a c t e r of J a n e t s e e m s t o s e r v e

W i t h a s a r c a s t i c a n d w i t t y s e n s e of h u mor, C h u c k acts as the movie's m u c h -

a s m o r e of a n e l e m e n t of c o n t r a s t u s e d t o b r i n g o u t t h e c h a r a c t e r s of L a w r e n c e

n e e d e d c o m i c relief. A l t h o u g h t h e r e is a d e f i n i t e , s t r o n g

and Vanessa than an important, inde-

p l o t r u n n i n g t h r o u g h t h i s m o v i e , it

p e n d e n t character. After meeting, a romance between Janet a n d L a w r e n c e q u i c k l y d e v e l o p s .

the relationships that m a k e this movie s o w o r t h w h i l e t o see. " S m a r t P e o p l e "

This romance, however, seems to take

m a i n s t r e a m , m a k i n g it u n i q u e a n d realistic. W h a t it also b a l a n c e s well a r e t h e

a b a c k s e a t t o t h e o t h e r a s p e c t s of t h e movie. The most interesting aspects

no's Ellen Page, is q u i t e s i m i l a r — s m a r t ,

Director: Noam Murro Genre: Comedy/Drama R e l e a s e d : A p r i l 11, 2 0 0 8

which,

a c c o r d i n g t o its w e b s i t e , a i m s t o "enhance campus-wide efforts to e d u c a t e s t u d e n t s f o r lives of l e a d e r s h i p a n d s e r v i c e in a g l o b a l s o c i ety through academic and co-curricular programs." S h e l t o n said t h a t

building

a

h o u s e t o g e t h e r is a g r e a t t e a m building activity a n d that people

dramatic, comical and romantic aspects

ily m e m b e r s a n d t h e s l o w r e v e a l i n g of t h e c h a r a c t e r s ' e m o t i o n a l b a g g a g e .

namics.

ally q u i t e s i m i l a r t o Juno's. Still p r o m i -

T h e c o m p l e x i t i e s t h a t exist w i t h i n a n d

n e n t are the quirky, witty c o m m e n t s , b u t t h i s t i m e d r e s s e d in a c o n s e r v a t i v e

a m o n g t h e c h a r a c t e r s a r e v e r y realistic

Reviews published here are reflections of the opinions of the individual writers and not necessarily of the Anchor staffas a whole.

and interesting. Chuck, Lawrence's "adopted" brother

argyle s w e a t e r .

(grade: 8.5/10)

Disability Awareness Week highlights challenges t h a t w a s s h o w n in t h e K l e t z o n T h u r s d a y . T h e

• AWARENESS, from page 1

w h o d e c i d e t o p a r t i c i p a t e in t h i s

Hope,

with

R e p u b l i c a n . V a n e s s a ' s c h a r a c t e r is a c t u -

v i d e o w a s a c t u a l l y d e s i g n e d for a u d i e n c e s w i t h

s e r v i c e o p p o r t u n i t y will get a lot ful L e a d e r s h i p a t

artsy/indie

of t h i s m o v i e t o h i g h l i g h t t h e f a m i l y dy-

Cosmo, Habitat team up • BOND, from page 1

balances

are the relationships between the fam-

determined and stubborn, a National H o n o r s Society m e m b e r and a Young

M o v i e : Smart People

perfectly

f r o m l e a r n i n g disabilities to vision and hearing

vision i m p a i r m e n t s and included audio descrip-

will see r e s u l t s a n d w e will b e a b l e to build a stronger relationship

impairments. The men's basketball t e a m found themselves p l a y i n g a n e w t y p e of g a m e o n W e d n e s d a y , o n e

t i o n of o n - s c r e e n a c t i o n . By t h e e n d of t h e w e e k , m a n y s t u d e n t s a n d

w i t h t h e c o m m u n i t y , " h e said.

with wheels.

T h e y c o m p e t e d a g a i n s t s o m e of

s t a n d i n g a n d a p p r e c i a t i o n f o r t h o s e less f o r t u -

M o r e information about getting

t h e b e s t p l a y e r s in W e s t M i c h i g a n , t h e G r a n d

involved with Habitat for H u m a n -

Rapids Pacers W h e e l c h a i r Basketball team. H o p e C o l l e g e h e l p e d r e m i n d u s of t h e s e

nate. "At s o m e p o i n t , if I ' m lucky, a life will b e g i n

o u t o f it. "It will b e w o r t h it b e c a u s e w e

ity is available at t h e L H F H w e b s i t e at http://www.lakeshorehabitat.

t y p e s of c h a l l e n g e s w i t h e v e n t s like t h e d e s c r i p -

org/about.html.

tive v i d e o v e r s i o n of t h e film " P r e t t y W o m a n "

participating faculty developed greater under-

t o e m e r g e . A s e n s a t i o n first a n d f o r e m o s t , " DayLewis said.

Images show police well armed for raid on polygamist retreat "It's a d i f f i c u l t process," s h e s a i d .

• RAID, from page 3

a b u s e if t h e i r p a r e n t s a r e n o t a r o u n d .

t h e w a r r a n t , a s well a s t h e s a f e t y of t h o s e

w h o are v i c t i m s of a b u s e o r neglect, a n d

w h o a r e o n t h e p r o p e r t y in q u e s t i o n , "

particularly v i c t i m s at t h e h a n d s of t h e i r

M a n g e said.

own parents, certainly are

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ter 200 years ago and s h o p for your o w n piece of the past to take h o m e ! Admission: A d u l t s $7, Youth (5-15) $4

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Tulip Time Dutch Marktplaats

S a t u r d a y , M a y 03, 9 a . m . - 5 p . m . - C e n t e n n i a l Park 250 Central Ave., Holland, M I 4 9 4 2 3 O v e r 130 exhibitors, located in t h e center of town, provide a variety of fine arts a n d original c r a f t s at t h e 8th annual Tulip T i m e Art & C r a f t Fair. Admission: Free

Tuesday, May 0 6 , 1 0 a.m. - 6 p.m. -Civic Center 150 W e s | 8th Street Holland, M I 49423 Enjoy t h e largest selection of traditional D u t c h food in town! The Marktplaats features g e n u i n e D u t c h arts and crafts, souvenirs, lace, music, K l o m p e n d a n c e r s

d o w n t o w n Holland, filled with t h o u s a n d s of beautiful b l o o m i n g tulips a n d flower-

Tulip Time Festival 2008: Saturday, May 03 - Saturday, May 10 Tulip Time is one of the best small town festivals in the country with three exciting parades, klompen dancing, big name entertainment, free concerts, music and variety shows, a Dutch market, trolley tours, children's events, fireworks and much more.

Tulip Time Runs: 8K, 5K & IK Kids Fun Run S a t u r d a y , M a y 03, 8 a . m . - C h r i s t Memorial Church 595 Graafschap Rd„ Holland, M I 49423 Beginning at C h r i s t M e m o r i a l C h u r c h , this family f u n event will get your h e a r t rate u p and please your senses as you wind t h r o u g h t h e Historic District of

H i s t o r i c D u t c h T r a d e Fair at Windmill Island S a t u r d a y , M a y 03, 10 a . m . - 6 p . m . - W i n d m i l l Island G a r d e n s 7th Street a n d Lincoln Ave., Holland, MI 49423 You'll find a historic c a m p filled with colonial m e r c h a n t s and re-enactors. Learn w h a t D u t c h t r a d e i t e m s were s o u g h t af-

a n d more. Admission: Free

Other Fun Events in May: River City I m p r o v T u e s d a y , M a y 06, 7 : 3 0 - 8:30 p . m . - K n i c k e r b o c k e r Theater River City Improv p e r f o r m s s h o r t - f o r m Improvisational c o m e d y based o n audience suggestions. Their style of clean,

wholesome h u m o r and witty Improv is similar to t h a t seen o n ABC's " W h o s e Line is it Anyway?" Approximately 60 minutes. Admission: $18.00

Farmers Market O p e n s f o r t h e Season W e d n e s d a y , M a y 14, 8 : 0 0 a . m . - E i g h t h Street Marketplace 150 W e s t 8th Street Holland, MI 49423 Over 50 v e n d o r s participate in this m a r k e t to provide you with freshly harvested p r o d u c e , flowers and plants. The majority of p r o d u c t s sold at this m a r k e t are locally g r o w n . Baked goods, cheese, eggs and m e a t s are also available. The M a r k e t is full of activities including street p e r f o r m e r s , cooking d e m o n s t r a tions, things for kids to d o a n d even tips a n d training f r o m t h e area's m a s t e r gardeners. Information pwvided by wwyv.holland.org


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In pursuit of knowledge — Evelyn Daniel

Dialogue needed When I first visited Hope College as a high school student, 1 was struck by the welcoming, friendly community I found here. Wherever I went on campus, the students were happy and optimistic; the atmosphere was unlike that of any other college or university I encountered in my search. My first impression was not merely an illusion — in my almost-four years here, I have witnessed firsthand how much Hope students love their school and how deeply they care about one another. In the midst of this positive environment, however, uncharacteristicallydarkproblems continue to surface: a racial slur appears on a dry erase board; Campus Safety reports a sexual assault; an openly gay professor

is denied tenure; an advocate of tolerance resigns his position on the faculty. The student body briefly expresses outrage over these incidents — then a similar incident happens again. I struggle to reconcile this side of Hope with the people that I have come to know and love. In case I was tempted to ignore this dark side of Hope, I was reminded of it last week, as the Anchor staff held conversations with students regarding a satirical piece printed in the April 2 issue of The Ranchor. Some students expressed their appreciation that the article pointed out important problems at Hope and encouraged discussion; others were profoundly hurt. The article exaggerated stereotypes and prejudices within the Hope community that were, perhaps, too close to reality. It uncovered existing fears among the student body that Hope is not the place that we imagine it to be. Furthermore, amidst good intentions on all sides, it led to many instances of miscommunication. Communication is the first step in overcoming these problems. We cannot move forward without confronting the fact

that Hope is an imperfect place. While there is love, openness and education, there is also hate, prejudice and ignorance. Every week The Anchor seeks to tell the news of Hope as it is, not as Hope pretends to be. Many times last week, people told me that they were offended by something they read in The Anchor. They wanted to see more coverage of diversity at Hope or acknowledgement of the problems that plague the community here. Most of all, they wanted s o m e o n e to step up and take action to make Hope a better place. Because communication is so important to solving problems, I was saddened by the fact that most of the people who told me they were offended never wrote letters to tell The Anchor staff or the student body exactly what offended them. Discussions about crucial issues such as race and diversity were held in closed rooms and spoken with hushed voices. If discussion continues in this fashion, nothing is likely to change. The Anchor serves as both an objective news source and an open forum for

discussion for the Hope community. We cannot begin to take action until we can freely discuss the problems that w e ' r e facing. Does something about Hope or The Anchor bother you? Tell us at anchor@ hope.edu - we will do everything in our power to publish your letter. My progress on this column has been slowed considerably because I keep obsessively checking The Anchor inbox for letters to the editors. With only a few hours left until the letter deadline, my biggest fear is that despite all of my discussions with students last week, these pages will run blank. I do not want to be wrong about the vision of Hope that I had when I first visited — I want to be a part of a community that confronts the darkness and emerges even stronger for it. Dear Hope, please do not let apathy prevail. Evelyn was amused to read the headline "Fed up with politics, man eats vote"on Reuters this week. The Italian businessman ate his ballot in protest of the political system. Although she understood hisfrustration, Evelyn did not believe his methods were particularly effective.

of our lives oblivious to his will. W e have faith, b u t w h a t d o e s that have to d o with school? My behavior? Relationships? P a r d o n my p a t h e t i c s h a m p o o analogy for a m o m e n t and let's see w h a t t h e Bible h a s to say: " W h a t good is it, my b r o t h e r s , if a m a n claims t o have faith b u t has no d e e d s ? C a n such a faith save him?...You believe that t h e r e is o n e G o d . G o o d ! Even t h e d e m o n s believe t h a t — a n d shudder. You foolish m a n , d o you w a n t evidence that faith w i t h o u t d e e d s is useless? W a s not o u r a n c e s t o r A b r a h a m c o n s i d e r e d right e o u s for what h e did w h e n he offered his son Isaac o n t h e altar? You see t h a t his faith a n d his actions w e r e w o r k i n g together, a n d his faith w a s m a d e c o m p l e t e by w h a t he did."

- James 2: 4, 19-22 Receiving Christ's d e a t h as p a y m e n t for o u r sins is a beautiful thing, b u t let us n o t forget t h a t he r o s e f r o m t h e grave to give us life as a m e m b e r of his f a m ily. As G o d ' s a m b a s s a d o r s (2 Cor. 5:20), o u r m o s t distinguishing f e a t u r e m u s t b e love. G o d , t h e o n e w h o s e love is so fam o u s t h r o u g h o u t t h e entire earth, h a s called us to b e His p e o p l e a n d r e p r e s e n t h i m o n earth. So shouldn't we be p e o p l e of love as well? O u r t e s t i m o n i e s can b e pretty c o n f u s i n g if we claim t o k n o w t h e Lord yet c h o o s e t o live in d e b a u c h e r y and sexual immorality. O n e of my favorite m e t a p h o r s in the Bible is w h e n G o d and his people are described as a h u s b a n d and wife. We are t o live with G o d everyday o u t of a lifelong

d e v o t i o n to love; just like marriage. G o d is not interested in "hooking up." By only acknowledging o u r Lord a few m i n u t e s out of t h e week we are missing t h e greatest o p p o r t u n i t y that life has to offer! Living in love with G o d and acting in faith is t h e only way t o live. Let us e m b r a c e o u r t r u e identity as m e m b e r s of G o d ' s family, a family not only of faith, b u t also of action. O u r love can't just stay in o u r h e a r t s and minds, b u t m u s t b e exemplified in o u r hands, feet, s p e e c h a n d a t t i t u d e . R o m a n s 8:14 says, "Those w h o are led by t h e Spirit of G o d a r e s o n s of God." A life of a d v e n t u r e and love is in store for t h o s e w h o give t h e m selves to C h r i s t in t h e k n o w l e d g e t h a t t h e Holy Spirit is not for internal use only.

Beautiful feet Bryant Russ

The family name My s h a m p o o c o n t a i n e r instructs: "For external use only." Taking a look at m y life and t h e life of o t h e r C h r i s t i a n s I s o m e t i m e s w o n d e r if t h e Holy Spirit c o m e s with an o p p o s i t e label: "For internal use only." To b e honest, it s o m e t i m e s s e e m s like it. But that's not t h e way it should be. So o f t e n we have m o m e n t s in o u r lives w h e n we receive God's grace and r e m e m ber that h e is Lord, b u t t h e n live t h e rest

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Ranchor article harsh, offensive To t h e Editors: This letter represents the collaborative efforts of several students and is a response to an article published in the April 2 edition of the Ranchor entided "New Diversity Campaign Draws Public Attention." The article, although written in a satirical manner, has managed to offend many people on campus. We as engaged Hope students would like to set aside these differences and come together to embrace die true meaning of diversity, while putting an end to the negative stereotypes perpetuated by the Ranchor article. Many lines in the article stepped beyond the bounds of satire, highlighting a

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viewpoint that is detrimental to the development of a healthy community. The author's tone is harsh and seems designed to promote conflict rather than generate true discussion addressing untrue stereotypical viewpoints about diversity on campus. The historical "separate but equal" philosophy of the early 1900s is but one of the ideas posited in the article. "At Elope, we realize that equality doesn't always mean 'equal.'..(and) affirm the...practice of equality through segregation." Additionally, the text implies an all-too-familiar criticism of the Phelps Scholars program that builds upon the allegations of separatism and isolation. These stereotypes are illegitimate

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Rumbleweeds r e m e m b e r w h e n Jesus tells his thirsty h o m i e s t o go d o w n to t h e cistern and pull up a c o u p l e kegs of water? He was referring to the R o m a n sewer system. Anyways, what would h a p p e n t o these cist e r n s w h e n they sat s t a g n a n t is that they would g r o w m o ld and bacteria. That's w h e r e t h e t e r m cesspool—as well as t h e plague—was b o r n . Don't d o u b t me; 1 got this f r o m t h e Public Broadcasting Station...or Lifetime? I don't r e m e m b e r . My p o i n t is t h a t with t h e limited a m o u n t of work 1 did (really, that should b e do), t h e m o r e 1 feel like a cesspool. I'm n o t r e f e r r i n g t o only school work h e r e b e c a u s e 1 c a n n o t d o any h o m e w o r k and feel like I'm doing s o m e t h i n g . W h a t I'm mostly r e f e r r i n g to is actually my c u r r e n t rate of television c o n s u m p t i o n . (I did not expect t o arrive h e r e w h e n I started writing. b u t I'm glad I've m a d e it.) T h e s e days, it's so easy to flip o n t h e b o o b - t u b e and

Gandalf t h e W h i t e and W h a t s h i s f a c e t h e dark a n d h a n d s o m e helped Rachel Ray p r e p a r e a meal in just about t h e t i m e it takes t h e T V guide c h a n n e l to roll back a r o u n d t o channel 2 . 1 r o d e this wave until I fell asleep, a b o u t every h o u r and a half or so for a period of approximately 10 minutes. T h e surfing is n o d o u b t a s y m p t o m of being a senior with 250 pages left to read ancj 40 pages left t o write in m y college career— mostly, j u s t being a senior. I have little to n o m o t i v a t i o n to get myself o u t of p a j a m a s w h e n I don't have any w h e r e to g o . . . o r even w h e n I do. A n d w h e n I actually have t o s h o w e r and get dressed, I usually e n d up wearing my flannel shirt, just b e c a u s e it r e m i n d s m e of p a j a m a s . O n t h e History C h a n n e l (it might've been t h e Travel Channel?) a f e w weeks ago I saw that t h e R o m a n s built s e w e r s u n d e r their cities for wells a n d stuff. You

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The idiotbox Usually, w h e n 1 sit d o w n t o write this c o l u m n , I think a b o u t what's been h a p pening o n c a m p u s , what's b e e n h a p p e n ing in t h e world a n d what I've been thinking a b o u t . I settle o n s o m e t h i n g , sort of kind of m a k e it e n t e r t a i n i n g a n d send it off to my editors. But this time, as I b o o t u p my c o m p u t er, my m i n d is blank. This might b e d u e t o all t h e surfing I've d o n e recently: this past w e e k e n d I s p e n t a b o u t 12 h o u r s o n Saturday watching Frodo and Sam pitch against t h e W h i t e Sox, while in Rohan,

From the inside out Gina Holder

Hard to say goodbye I really h a t e goodbyes. I've never b e e n very good at t h e m ; t h e idea of leaving p e o p l e or having p e o p l e leave m e just freaks m e out. But as t h e year w i n d s d o w n , I find myself having t o say g o o d b y e to so m a n y things t h a t I've b e c o m e acc u s t o m e d to: friends, classes and my t w o r o o m m a t e s w h o I have g r o w n t o love so m u c h . A n d while most of these g o o d b y e s a r e only t e m p o r a r y , a g o o d b y e t o o n e of my r o o m m a t e s is tearing m e a p a r t . N o t b e c a u s e I love o n e of t h e m m o r e than the other, but b e c a u s e o n e isn't c o m i n g back next year. I r e m e m b e r t h e exact day we got our r o o m m a t e c a r d s in t h e mail. I was p a n icking a b o u t getting s o m e psycho, trashy, neat freak, smelly chick w h o I had n o t h -

ing in c o m m o n w i t h a n d w h o would drive m e to t h e brink of insanity. So, I o p e n e d t h a t letter, p r e p a r e d for t h e worst. A n d to m y absolute horror, there were two cards: I w a s living in a triple. I actually cried I w a s so u p s e t . I was totally c o n v i n c e d t h a t at least one, if not b o t h of t h e m , would be terrible people, and I was going t o have t h e w o r s t year ever. I w e n t straight to my c o m p u t e r to Facebook stalk t h e m , a n d t o my relief their profile c o n t a i n e d n o pictures w h e r e they were p a r t a k i n g in e x t r e m e partying, n o i n - d e p t h bios a b o u t their significant o t h e r a n d no obession with a n i m e . So, I took a d e e p b r e a t h a n d told myself t h a t I could h a n d l e this. A n d t h e m o r e we talked, t h e m o r e 1 t h o u g h t things w e r e going to be fine a n d I began t o look f o r w a r d t o my f r e s h m a n year. It took a b o u t a week b e f o r e I felt like 1 had k n o w n these girls my entire life, a n d n o w I can't even r e m e m b e r h o w I m a n aged w i t h o u t t h e m . We've laughed, cried, had 4 a.m. d a n c e offs a n d intense pillow talks, a n d m a d e videos that will surely e m b a r r a s s us in t h e long r u n . We've taken

road trips, g o n e to c o n c e r t s , had e x t r e m e ly late night food r u n s a n d b e e n t h e r e for each o t h e r t h r o u g h n e w boys, b o y f r i e n d s and b r e a k u p s . A n u n s p o k e n , u n b r e a k able b o n d exists b e t w e e n t h e t h r e e of us t h a t will r e m a i n forever. However, an evil force has c o m e in and b r o k e n us up, geographically wise, in t h e f o r m of t h e H o p e College N u r s i n g P r o g r a m . I would like to say for t h e r e c o r d that I think it's absolutely absurd that t h e n u r s ing p r o g r a m here doesn't have an interview process. Sure t h e applicants have to write an essay, b u t you can p r e t e n d t o b e a n y o n e you w a n t t o be o n paper. It's m u c h h a r d e r to p r e t e n d to b e s o m e o n e you're not w h e n you're face to face in a o n e - o n o n e interview. A n d if this w a s t h e case, I'm sure t h a t my r o o m i e would have gotten in. She is t h e e p i t o m e of a p e o p l e - p e r s o n , w h i c h is my opinion is a m a j o r part of t h e n u r s i n g field, but her g r a d e s weren't quite good e n o u g h . A n d b e c a u s e she didn't get into t h e p r o g r a m h e r e at H o p e , she's decided t o go to Valparaiso University next year in o r d e r t o p u r s u e her d r e a m s . A n d while I w a n t n o t h i n g m o r e t h a n

let its b o o b - n e s s envelope you. A n d those research p a p e r s calling my name? I just t u r n u p t h e v o l u m e t o d r o w n t h e m out. I'm a d o p t i n g a n e w policy, t h o u g h , for spring— sort of a p o s t - L e n t self-control exercise. I've just decided. I'm going t o go t o the library and check out a stack of b o o k s . W h e n I'm feeling procrastinatory, I'll go outside a n d read s o m e William Stafford or Bill Bryson—try a n d flush o u t s o m e of t h a t s t a g n a n t brainwater. Feel f r e e t o join me. Jeremy Benson warns you that reading large amounts of Bill Bryson will make you do crazy things, like walk 1,000 miles—just like Rachel Ray makes you want to whip up some 'sammies'for game night. Respond to jeremy.benson@hope. edu or anchor@hope.edu, or Jeopardy Clue Crew, P.O. Box 90524, Ohai, California, 90036.

for her to succeed and reach her full potential, part of m e (maybe a bigger part t h a n I'd like to admit) is very selfish and w a n t s her t o stay. But I k n o w G o d h a s a plan for her, a n d in t h e e n d h e r leaving won't e n d o u r f r i e n d s h i p t h a t h a s g r o w n so strong t h r o u g h o u t this year. Delaney Renae Selby, I love you so m u c h . You always bring a smile t o m y face a n d life is never dull w h e n you're a r o u n d . You're t h o u g h t f u l , s m a r t , beautiful and o n e of t h e best f r i e n d s I've had in my entire life. I'll miss you m o r e t h a n you could ever know, a n d there will always be a special place in m y h e a r t for you. As you leave us, k n o w that I will always be h e r e for you, no m a t t e r what, a n d if you ever get lonely, there will always be r o o m for you in G i l m o r e r o o m 101 next year. I wish you all t h e h a p p i n e s s in t h e woj-ld! Gina Holder wants her other roommate Shannon to know that she's super excited to room with her next year, and knows that the two of them will have an amazing semester.

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Derogatory use of 'gay' unacceptable To t h e Editors: In t h e past f o u r years h e r e at H o p e Col-

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m a y n o t realize it yet, b u t I've just s h o w n you t h e e x t r e m e issue t h a t has b e e n b o t h -

people that I w a s "not gay"? Did I think I w a s I saving m y reputation in s o m e way?

p e o p l e in positions of authority; however,

e r i n g m e . T h e first, a n d m o s t obvious, issue

s o m e t h i n g h a s o c c u r r e d t o m e in t h e past few m o n t h that has finally p u s h e d m e t o

in this e p i s o d e relates t o the general c r u -

W h a t difference d o e s it m a k e if I a m "gay"? It doesn't m a k e any difference in w h o I a m or h o w m u c h respect I deserve. In t h e past century we have c o m e to better u n d e r s t a n d

W h a t n e e d s t o b e d o n e is t o resculpt

p o c k e t s of o u r c o u n t r y t h a t involves this very idea. A l t h o u g h its n o t so c o m m o n any m o r e , we have gotten very used t o h e a r i n g the p h r a s e "that is so gay!" all t h e time. In this sense, t h e w o r d gay has b e e n used to replace any w o r d that m e a n s b a d

speak o u t a n d address the entire c a m p u s

elty a n d lack of respect t h a t t h e s e individuals directed t o w a r d s m e . As I've t h o u g h t

b e c a u s e w e a r e the o n e s t o blame.

a b o u t it, I've realized w h a t a c o m m o n t h i n g

the p o w e r of words. In the past year, the N A A C P retired t h e N - w o r d a n d even gave it

O n a Saturday night earlier this m o n t h , 1 w a s walking to a friend's house. It w a s late

this is o n c a m p u s . People are m e a n t o e a c h

a funeral. W e finally u n d e r s t a n d that being

has b e e n d o n e o n o t h e r college c a m p u s e s , is t h a t we reinvent this phrase. Instead of

of African descent c a n n o t be used as s o m e -

using it as a bad thing, use it w h e n you're

a n d I w a s alone. As I w a s just a b o u t a block

o t h e r for n o a p p a r e n t reason at all. As a s o r t of joke, I like t o call it a " r a n d o m act of

thing bad. So w h e n will we u n d e r s t a n d that

away f r o m my destination a car pulled into

unkindness." As w e know, in all jest, t h e r e

trying t o say s o m e t h i n g good; and, perhaps, a c c o m p a n y it with a high-five. Okay,

t h e driveway in f r o n t of me. T h e driver rolled d o w n his window, s h o w e d m e a

is s o m e t r u t h . This, however, is t h e lesser of t h e issues at hand.The second, a n d m o r e

being a homosexual should n o t either? T h e q u e s t i o n is: h o w d o e s o n e retire

choice m e m b e r of his fingers a n d called

i m p o r t a n t issue is t h e o n e t h a t w a s c o m -

m e a fag. I walked o n by a s t h e passengers

m i t t e d by b o t h the g r o u p of guys in t h e car

laughed at their f r i e n d s clever r e m a r k . 1 laughed it off a n d kept walking. I acted

as well as I. T h e issue h e r e is in t h e treatm e n t of t h e w o r d s "gay" a n d "fag." In d i e

b e e n used in t h a t way for a long time.

r o u n d i n g t h e w o r d s might just dissipate.

H o m o s e x u a l , heterosexual, black, white,

cool a n d did exacdy as my m o t h e r told m e

m o d e r n colloquial of A m e r i c a n English,

M y h o p e , then, is that t h e stigma a r o u n d being gay might just dissipate a s well. It's

t o d o w h e n c o n f r o n t e d by a "bully": ignore

t h e s e w o r d s are b o t h used in a d e r o g a t o r y

b r o w n , yellow, red, male, female, Christian, Jew, M u s l i m or w h a t e v e r else with which

t h e G - w o r d ? It can't be d o n e because being gay m e a n s being h a p p y or joyful e v e n t h o u g h in o u r colloquial language it hasn't

t h e m . 1 use t h e w o r d bully in this c a s e b e c a u s e that's h o w this s e e m e d . It didn't

m a n n e r regarding h o m o s e x u a l s . T h e ways in which t h e s e w o r d s have always b e e n

w e associate ourselves, w e are all people

s e e m any different f r o m f o u r t h g r a d e w h e n

used against m e have b e e n used in a w a y

the kids discovered t h e w o r d "fag" a n d re-

t h a t w a s m e a n t t o b e h a r m f u l . T h e t r u t h is

the responsibility of all of u s t o s t o p this d i s c r i m i n a t i o n t h a t is so hurtful. So again,

alized it w a s s o m e t h i n g they could use t o

t h a t it really is h a r m f u l . W h i l e it is n o t n e c -

w h a t is t o be d o n e a b o u t this "gay" issue?

w h o live, breathe, a n d love together. It is

o r undesirable. W h a t I propose, a n d w h a t

m a y b e n o t so m u c h o n t h e high-five. Use t h e w o r d s in their p r o p e r sense a n d m a k e p e o p l e think a b o u t t h e m w i t h o u t the sense of s o m e t h i n g b a d . That w a y t h e stigma sur-

n o secret that this c a m p u s isn't exacdy friendly t o gay culture. Just think a b o u t it. If we w e r e able t o h e l p m a k e this c a m p u s a friendlier place, in any way, that would b e so gay! - R y a n DeWitt('ll)

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T H I S W E E K IN SPORTS

Lacrosse clubs aim high in spring season James Ralston SPORTS EDITOR

The H o p e College lacrosse clubs are c o m i n g to the conclusion of what has been a season affected heavily by t h e weather. Despite M o t h e r N a t u r e s att e m p t s , each t e a m has participated in strong contests. The w o m e n ' s p r o g r a m finished their season April 5, as their r e m a i n i n g two g a m e s w e r e cancelled. Despite the setbacks, t h e t e a m h a s had m a n y successes. "Although (our season was) very s h o r t , we s h o w e d a lot of dedication and p r o m i s e as a team," Ashley T i m p n e r ('09) said. "I'm just sorry we w e r e not able to play as m a n y g a m e s d u e to cancellations b e y o n d o u r control." The season w a s s h o r t e n e d t o eight total g a m e s d u e to weather, and t h e y o u n g t e a m was able to improve t h r o u g h o u t t h e season and finish with s o m e close games. " O u r greatest g a m e had to b e against N o r t h W e s t e r n Illinois. We just played s m a r t lacrosse," T i m p n e r said. " W e were aggres-

sive, b u t very clean. We played hard and did a really good job of c o m m u n i c a t i n g as a team." O n top of the c o m p e t i t i v e aspect of t h e team, Caitlin L a m a d e ('09) pointed o u t a u n i q u e quality of t h e w o m e n ' s lacrosse t e a m . "I feel as t h o u g h t h e w o m e n ' s lacrosse t e a m is o n e of t h e few s p o r t t e a m s at H o p e t h a t you c a n join w i t h o u t any experience and just c o m e out a n d learn," Lam a d e said. "The girls w h o have experience are m o r e t h a n willing to take you u n d e r their wing a n d help you learn." T h e men's t e a m h a s h a d m o r e success with t h e w e a t h e r and has b e e n able to get m o r e g a m e s in. They also have a few weeks of play remaining. The t e a m c u r rently holds a 3-4 record despite injury p r o b l e m s . "We've b e e n plagued by injuries w h i c h h a s b e e n tough," captain Keith Trojniak ('08) said. "But p e o p l e have really s t e p p e d u p t o fill in the positions that are n e e d e d . We have had s o m e good n e w c o m e r s improving a lot and taking o n key roles." The t e a m h o p e s t o c o n t i n u e to i m p r o v e as they h e a d into a

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From playing in 30 d e g r e e w e a t h e r t o hitting golf balls off pads in t h e Dow Center, t h e H o p e College men's and w o m en's golf t e a m s are doing all they can to play t h e i r best golf for t h e spring season. The men's t e a m h a s already qualified for t h e national t o u r n a m e n t by w i n n i n g t h e M I A A title in t h e fall season, while t h e w o m e n a r e trying t o i m p r o v e o n their fall performances.

The m e n , led by four seniors Ryan Sheets, T o m m y Yamaoka, M a t t L a p h a m and Steve M a r tindale, already w o n t h e M a n c h e s t e r College t o u r n a m e n t by four strokes o n April 12. M o s t recently, o n Monday, t h e D u t c h m e n traveled t o t h e Spring Arbor University T o u r n a m e n t , w h e r e they placed second losing by only five shots. Despite already having an invitation to t h e national t o u r n a m e n t , t h e t e a m is still focused o n c o m p e t i n g well leading u p to nationals. "This s p r i n g we are d o w n to business t o win every t o u r n a ment and the competition has b e e n different t h a n t h e fall," captain Yamaoka said. " W e are h e r e to prove we are t h e t o p t e a m in o u r region." In trying to stay c o m p e t i tive this spring, t h e men's and w o m e n ' s t e a m s have struggled with adverse w e a t h e r c o n d i t i o n s and getting opportunities to practice o u t d o o r s o n t h e course. On t h e women's side, coach Eva Folkert uses t h e D o w Center's racquetball c o u r t s . "We're only able to d o so m u c h inside," Folkert said. "We only have o n e hitting pad and have t o share t h e bigger gym (at t h e D o w C e n te r ) with o t h e r teams." W h i l e only having limited space a n d practice time, Folkert was pleased with t h e women's f o u r t h ace finish at an M I A A t o u r n a m e n t held at Zollner Golf Course.

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T E A M H U D D L E - The m e n ' s lacrosse t e a m c i r c l e s t o discuss t a c t i c s earlier t h i s w e e k . The t e a m f a c e s Calvin College on April 1 9 . g a m e against rival Calvin College o n April 19 at Holland Christian H i g h School. "Calvin is always very t o u g h c o m p e t i t i o n ; they are a consistently s t r o n g t e a m with a lot of numbers," Trojniak said. "It should be an excellent m a t c h up. We're going in very confident. W e just h o p e to go into t h e g a m e and not hold a n y t h i n g back and see w h o c o m e s o u t o n top." Following t h e g a m e against

Calvin, t h e t e a m will head into t h e e n d of the season with b o t h c o n f e r e n c e and regional t o u r n a ments. " O u r goals in t h e t o u r n a m e n t s at t h e e n d of t h e season a r e just like any o t h e r g a m e we go into," Trojniak said. "We want to play like it is o u r last game, with h e a r t and desire. It will c o m e d o w n to w h e t h e r we can execute on the field as we have p r e p a r e d in practice."

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"The Medalist is probably o n e " W e stayed consistent with of t h e t o p t h r e e m o s t difficult h o w we finished u p last fall by courses in t h e league," Folkert finishing fourth," Folkert said. said. "It is tight and has a n u m " W e played p r e t t y good with b e r of places with carry over only four or five days of practice. m a r s h areas." I w a s actually pretty h e a r t e n e d Folkert is h o p i n g t h e u p p e r by t h a t (355 t e a m total)." classmen will b e able t o rely o n Similar t o t h e w o m e n , t h e past experiences at t h e Medalist m e n have tried t o d o all they can to help t h e m a r o u n d t h e t o u g h in dealing with t h e w e a t h e r a n d course. have placed third or b e t t e r in ev"They ( u p p e r c l a s s m e n ) have ery t o u r n a m e n t this spring. th e ir scouting r e p o r t o n that "It has b e e n a tough spring with jourfor u s with = = : = = = = = = = = nals in t h e i r the weathbags," Folker n o t co"We are here to prove we are ert said. "It operating," the top team in our region" will b e up Yamaoka t o t h e up— Tommy Yamaoka, said. "We have pracsenior captain p e r c l a s s men to ticed in= = = educate d o o r s and i i ^ = = = = = 5 (the u n d e r outdoors classmen)." t o get ready, b u t t o u r n a m e n t s Even if t h e t e a m d o e s not a r e t h e b e s t way t o get ready for qualify for t h e N C A A t o u r n a nationals." ment, c a p t a i n Julie H o o g e r h y d e Although t h e m e n have ex('08) has a shot to qualify indip e r i e n c e d p o o r weather like t h e vidually. H o o g e r h y d e has led w o m e n ' s team, they w e r e able t o t h e t e a m in scoring averaging 83 play over t h e team's spring break strokes overall. trip. Folkert h a s enjoyed coaching "Spring break was a good o p H o o g e r h y d e over t h e years. p o r t u n i t y to play golf as a t e a m "She didn't play in t h e fall of o u t s i d e a n d w e had great w e a t h her f r e s h m a n and junior years, er," Yamaoka said. "We were able but she's a s t u d e n t with a lot of to build t e a m camaraderie." interests which is great," Folkert D o n Kring ('09) was o n e of said. "She has been a fantastic nine m e m b e r s o n t h e t e a m w h o leader this year and d o n e well w e n t to Florida. with that." "Actually, we played t h e naO n the men's side, t h e N C A A tional t o u r n a m e n t course o n t o u r n a m e n t o n M a y 13-16 is alour way d o w n , and we got t o see ready in their f u t u r e . It is only what it was like," Kring said. a m a t t e r of stepping u p and perAs b o t h t e a m s progress f o r m i n g at this point. t h r o u g h their spring schedules, "As a team, we want to play t h e N C A A t o u r n a m e n t is t h e ullike any o t h e r t o u r n a m e n t and timate goal. The women's t e a m try to win," Yamaoka said. "We will head to t h e Medalist Golf have t h e talent to do it, a n d we C o u r s e for their final 36-hole will take it o n e r o u n d at a time." MIAA tournament.

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April 19

Away vs. Tri-State University at 1 p.m.

Softball Away vs. Kalamazoo College at 1 p.m.

Track & Field Northwood Invitational at 1 1 a.m.

Men's Tennis Home vs. Albion College at 1 p.m.

Men's Golf Malone College T o u r n a m e n t In Alliance, Ohio at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Men's Lacrosse Calvin College at Holland Christian High School 7 p.m.

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SOFTBALL PLAYERS NAMED MIAA PLAYERS 0FTHE WEEK First b a s e m a n Kelli D u i m s t r a ('09) and pitcher Leah Van Enk ('10) were b o t h n a m e d M I A A player of t h e week. D u i m s t r a b a t t e d .481 (13 for 27) over eight games, w h i c h helped t h e D u t c h i m p r o v e their record to 6 - 2 for t h e week. Van Enk w o n all t h r e e of h e r s t a r t s last week. In her previous 20 innings, Van Enk only walked o n e batter and struck o u t 11. She also helped t h e t e a m in offense by batting .375 (3 for 8). In a d d i t i o n to the two h o n o r ees, Jessica R e g n e r u s ('08) b r o k e Hope's all-time stolen b a s e record. Regnerus had four stolen bases o n in t h e Illinois Wesleyan University T o u r n a m e n t o n April 11 and 12, w h i c h i m p r o v e d her c a r e e r total to 66 surpassing t h e old record of 63. Regnerus improves her r e c o r d to 13-for-15 stolen bases this year a n d is 66for-76 over her career.

HOLLAND POLICE PLAY FRATERNITY TO BENEFIT CHILDREN Hope College's Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity will team up with the Holland Police Department for a charity basketball game to benefit the children of Lori and ken DeKleine. Funds raised will go towards supporting the children, whose mother was recently killed. The game will take place on Tuesday April 22 at 7 p.m. at DeVos Fieldhouse. Tickets will be sold for three dollars each and are available at the DeVos ticket office.


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F I N D I N G H I S G R O O V E — Pitcher M a t t R i c h a r d s o n ("09) hurls t h e ball t o w a r d s t h e plate in t h e Adrian g a m e on April 1 5 .

T h e H o p e College baseball t e a m c o n t i n u e s to s t r u g g l e in the 2008 season. The team dropped two g a m e s t o A d r i a n College o n April 15, 5 - 2 a n d 5-4, e x t e n d ing H o p e ' s losing s t r e a k to six games. Hope currently holds a 3-9 r e c o r d in t h e M1AA a n d a r e 5 - 1 7 overall. T h e y s t a n d in last place overall in t h e M I A A w i t h 16 g a m e s r e m a i n i n g in t h e MIAA season. T h e t e a m ' s next g a m e will b e h o m e at Boeve S t a d i u m against Tri-State University W e d n e s d a y at 2 p.m. T r i - S t a t e is s e c o n d to last in t h e M I A A c o n f e r e n c e s t a n d i n g s with an M I A A r e c o r d of 4 - 1 1 a n d 1016 overall.

Athlete profile: tennis player John Pelton Nick Hinkle S P O R T S EDITOR

This season, t h e H o p e College men's tennis t e a m h a s r e m a i n e d u n d e f e a t e d in the M I A A . In a d d i t i o n t o t h e t e a m , John Pelton ('09) h a s also m a n a g e d t o keep a perfect record in c o n f e r e n c e play. In t h e n u m b e r o n e singles position, Pelton h a s only lost t h r e e m a t c h e s all year. Last year, Pelton's c i r c u m s t a n c e s were m u c h different, since h e was playing as n u m b e r five singles and two or t h r e e d o u b l e s for W e s t e r n Michigan University. He t r a n s f e r r e d to H o p e this year t o join t h e D u t c h m e n squad for his junior season. His p r i m a r y r e a s o n for t r a n s f e r r i n g was academics. In a d j u s t i n g to H o p e College and t h e tennis t e a m , Pelton w a s well received and has enjoyed his e x p e r i e n c e t h u s far. "It's actually b e e n pretty easy," Pelton said. "Everyone has b e e n s u p e r nice, a n d the t e a m is a b u n c h of great guys." C a p t a i n John Schlotz ('09) h a s also noticed Pelton make a great transition in fitting in with t h e t e a m . "Pelton gets along great with t h e team," Schlotz said. " H e fits right in with t h e family that is H o p e College Men's tennis. His witty, timely c o m m e n t s always get a good rile out of t h e team." • T h e transition f r o m Division I to Division III athletics h a s b e e n noticeable by Pelton. Everything f r o m the play t o t h e m i n d s e t o p e r a t e s a little differently. "The difference is definitely there," Pelton said. " W i n ni ng is a little less i m p o r t a n t and it isn't everything. At W e s t e r n , w i n n i n g was a l m o s t o u r job, but t h e level of play was great." Fellow t e a m m a t e s have also noticed t h e intense at-

titude Pelton has b r o u g h t with h i m f r o m training with a Division I p r o g r a m . If anything, this is helping t h e D u t c h m e n ' s t r a i n i n g habits. "Pelton h a s b r o u g h t a new definition of work ethic to

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this t e a m in m o r e ways than one," Schlotz said. "Playing against people better t h a n yourself is t h e best way t o improve your g a m e , and, therefore, t h e whole t e a m has b e n e f i t e d skill-wise with h i m being on the team." Despite c o m i n g f r o m a Division I p r o g r a m , Pelton still faces t o u g h c o m p e t i t i o n . This season two o u t of Pelton's three losses were t o Aquinas' n u m b e r o n e singles player Pat Bruining. "He's a very good player," Pelton said. "I played well in b o t h m a t c h e s . M a y b e I could have been a little m o r e aggressive f r o m the baseline, but I didn't play poorly." Looking ahead H o p e will play Calvin College on W e d n e s d a y at 4 p.m. Pelton and t h e t e a m faced Calvin earlier this year at t h e West Michigan Invitation, which was a n o n - s c o r i n g event. "1 k n o w they are s u p p o s e d to b e very good," Pelton said. "I'm s u r e it will b e an intense match." A l o n g with switching p r o g r a m s , Pelton has adjusted his personal goals. Admittedly, Pelton was not sure a b o u t how he would p e r f o r m individually at t h e Division III level. "To be honest, I did not k n o w what to e x p e c t and w h a t the level of c o m p e t i t i o n would be," Pelton said. "I definitely w a n t e d to beat t h e players in t h e conference. I want to go to nationals but don't k n o w if that's a realistic goal." Currently, H o p e is second in the c o n f e r e n c e rankings at 3-0 a n d 12-6 overall. Kalamazoo College is leading t h e M I A A s t a n d i n g s at 4-0. H o p e will face Kalamazoo at h o m e o n April 22 at 4 p.m. The c o n f e r e n c e season will conclude with t h e M I A A t o u r n a m e n t at Kalamazoo April 25-27. Last year, Kala m a z o o defeated Calvin College 7 - 2 for t h e title.

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