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Furnished artistry

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This week's profiled artist Katy Cutshall Graduating Anchor staff members give advice and share post-grad plans. flaunts her finesse for fine furniture.

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Sustainable Hope sponsors Earth Week Mary Kelso GUEST WRITER

H o w lucky we are, as H o p e College s t u d e n t s , to have Lake Michigan at o u r d o o r s t e p — t o be able feel t h e sand between our toes, watch t h e s w a n s in Lake M a c a t a w a , feel t h e c o n s t a n t cool breeze o n o u r face, climb a d u n e overlooking t h e shining w a t e r of t h e lake, feel t h e s u n s h i n e o n our backs—all within a few m i n u t e s of our h o m e . W e l c o m e to Earth W e e k (April 16 20), a week t h a t celebrates God's creation, r e m i n d s us of o u r duty to preserve it a n d provides i n f o r m a t i o n o n creating a sustainable f u t u r e for Holland and the world. M o n d a y w a s filled with r e p u r p o s i n g and upcyclying w o r k s h o p s at two d o w n t o w n shops: Treehuggers and Karla's Place. M o n d a y night, a s c r e e n i n g of t h e d o c u m e n t a r y "The Last M o u n t a i n " was s h o w n in t h e F r i e d - H e m e n w a y Auditorium. Afterward, a panel PHOTO BY CLAIRE CALL discussion regarding mountaintop C R E A T I V E R E P U R P O S I N G - Hope s t u d e n t s p a r t i c i p a t e In one of t h e f i r s t r e m o v a l coal m i n i n g was led by m e m b e r s Earth W e e k events and learn how t o m a k e recycled paper f l o w e r s at l o c a l Hol- of t h e Kentucky I m m e r s i o n T r i p group. As you probably noticed, all dining l a n d store, Treehugger's.

Recognizing, responding to student mental health issues Lindsey Wolf ARTS CO-EDITOR

As flip-flop weather a p p r o a c h e s a n d tulips begin popping up around campus, soaking up t h e sun in t h e Pine Grove s o u n d s a lot m o r e appealing t h a n retreating to Van Wylen for an all-day study session. Unfortunately, t h e end of t h e school year is o f t e n t h e m o s t hectic and m o s t stressful t i m e for s t u d e n t s . This t i m e of year o f t e n results in late-night c r a m m i n g , studying, p o o r eating habits and lack of sleep: all of w h i c h take their toll o n the s t u d e n t body. You might very well find yourself feeling s t r e s s e d - o u t and overwhelmed. Anxiety, stress and d e p r e s s i o n are no strangers to college c a m p u s e s . According to M S N B C , mental health issues a m o n g college s t u d e n t s have b e c o m e m o r e c o m m o n over t h e last d e c a d e . But m e a s u r i n g the increase in mental health issues is difficult and c a n n o t be explained by just o n e factor. Kristen Gray, director of counseling and psychological

services, explains s o m e t r e n d s she has seen at Hope. "We t h i n k m o r e s t u d e n t s w h o - have struggled with mental health issues are c o m i n g t o college as o p p o s e d t o staying h o m e and a t t e n d i n g a c o m m u n i t y college or taking t i m e off f r o m their education," Gray said. "We also think t h a t t h e r e are s o m e things going o n within o u r c u l t u r e a n d c o u n t r y t h a t m a y be c o n t r i b u t i n g to t h e stress and t h e r e f o r e t h e mental health of college s t u d e n t s . For example, college s t u d e n t s today were in e l e m e n t a r y school w h e n 9 / 1 1 h a p p e n e d . As s t u d e n t s , you all have very little m e m o r y of living in a c o u n t r y t h a t has not been o n s o m e kind of terrorist alert, or a c o u n t r y that is not at war." In addition to cultural factors, mental health issues can also be a t t r i b u t e d to increased u n e m p l o y m e n t rates in a competitive job m a r k e t . Students are c o n c e r n e d a b o u t finding good-paying jobs after graduation. "This s e n s e of job scarcity can increase t h e sense t h a t

halls as well as t h e Kletz held a vegetarian lunch o n Tuesday. To go along with this topic of food, Kate Davelaar and Jeff Roessing ( f r o m 8th Day Farm) will be giving a talk about eating sustainably. This will be held W e d n e s d a y in M a r t h a Miller 238 at 4 p.m. G r e e n C o f f e e h o u s e will take place in t h e Kletz/Cool Beans that evening, w h i c h includes live music and o p p o r t u n i t i e s to visit b o o t h s f r o m local green businesses and n o n - p r o f i t s . Bring your o w n m u g and check out t h e expo to receive free coffee! A screening of t h e film "Fresh," w h i c h d o c u m e n t s a g r a s s r o o t s effort to advocate for m o r e sustainable food, will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. in Science C e n t e r 1000. Following, a panel discussion will be led by the D e t r o i t I m m e r s i o n Trip group. To e n d t h e week. Earth Jam, a celebration of t h e Earth as well as a concert, will b e held in t h e Pine Grove. It will take place Friday, April 20 f r o m 3 to 5 p.m. and t h e SEE

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s t u d e n t s have t o be even m o r e Chris Russ competitive in o r d e r t o get the CO-EDITOR IN CHIEF H o p e College has b e g u n kind of job they really w a n t a n d so they n e e d to push themselves t h e process of installing a n e w t o b e perfect," Gray said. "You system of security c a m e r a s can see t h a t this can b e c o m e across c a m p u s . C a m e r a s have b e e n p r e s e n t a t i m e of high stress, and high in t h e library for years, a n d stress can c o n t r i b u t e to m e n t a l a little over t w o years ago, h e a l t h issues." According to Gray, a s t u d e n t c a m e r a s w e r e added to m o n i t o r experiencing difficulty with M a r t h a Miller and t h e parking stress, anxiety or d e p r e s s i o n can lot adjacent to Kollen Hall. Now previously existing d o a few things t o feel better. "I k n o w t h a t I risk s o u n d i n g c a m e r a s have b e e n replaced like a h e a l t h dy professor, with m o r e m o d e r n e q u i p m e n t that o p e r a t e s together o n t h e but getting e n o u g h sleep a n d exercising are two of t h e best same n e t w o r k . "It's a sort of official pilot things anyone can do," G r a y said. "And by e n o u g h sleep,' I m e a n p r o g r a m ; t h e college d e c i d e d t h a t m o r e than seven h o u r s a night they're going to move f o r w a r d and closer to eight or nine h o u r s with a video-surveillance type is best. The interesting t h i n g system t o m o n i t o r entryways a b o u t sleep is that it assists with and maybe s o m e key interior locations," Chad Wolters c o n c e n t r a t i o n and m e m o r y . A n d d i r e c t o r of C a m p u s Safety said. m a y b e I'm o u t of line, b u t these C a m p u s Safety, C a m p u s Life s e e m like good things to have d u r i n g t h e end of t h e semester. and m e m b e r s of t h e school's decided to I really e n c o u r a g e s t u d e n t s t o a d m i n i s t r a t i o n try to get s o m e studying d o n e p u r s u e this plan both o u t of d u r i n g t h e day and t o actually necessity and also b e c a u s e it offers technological advantages sleep at night." As well as e n o u g h sleep every over their old systems. The system at t h e library night, s t u d e n t s should get active started to experience technical

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m a l f u n c t i o n s a couple of years ago, rendering it basically unusable, so a r e p l a c e m e n t system was sought out. W o l t e r s said t h e n e w system will provide a n u m b e r of advantages. "As technology a n d s o f t w a r e i m p r o v e m e n t s have advanced, it's a lot easier to go back and look at tapes. A n d they're not even tapes, it's all digital. It's way m o r e efficient; t h e old systems were V H S t a p e s and you had to watch t h e whole thing to see what h a p p e n e d . (The n e w c a m e r a s ) just e n h a n c e t h e o t h e r security m e a s u r e s that are o n campus," W o l t e r s said. This system of i n t e r c o n n e c t e d digital c a m e r a s will also provide t h e ability to actively m o n i t o r any t a p e d location as a live video feed, but this will not be t h e p r i m a r y use of t h e technology. " W e will have t h e ability to m o n i t o r a location b u t it will not b e m o n i t o r e d 24/7. That would require extra staff. It will be m o r e o f t e n used to go back into archives and use it as a tool t o d e t e r m i n e w h y this alarm w h e n off, or why an incident happened." SEE

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Thursday April 19 Student Body Tribute to President and Mrs. Bultman DeVos Fieldhouse 7 p.m.

Exam week policies may be surprising Eva Sagastume STAFF W R I T E R

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Friday Earth Jam Pine Grove 3 : 3 0 p . m .

Friday-Saturday April 2 0 - 2 1 Theatre Department performs "Ring Around the Moon" D e W i t t Theatre 8 p.m.

Monday-Tuesday April 23-24 Student Dance Concert K n i c k e r b o c k e r Theatre 8 p.m.

IN BRIEF HUJ S H O W S KONY 2 0 1 2 O n Tuesday. April 24. Hope United for Justice is sponsoring an "Invisible Children" screening of the Kony 2012 video that has recently dominated social media. The screening will take place in Winants Auditorium. Graves Hall, at 8 p.m. This screening is an opportunity to learn more about the Kony 2012 campaign, purchase a Kony 2012 action kit, or ask questions of Richard Olunya. a Ugandan and a staff member of Invisible Children.

M a n y first year a n d even second year college s t u d e n t s struggle w i t h . k e e p i n g up their grades, simply b e c a u s e they d o not k n o w w h e r e they stand. S t u d e n t s may b e u n a w a r e of their a c a d e m i c progress until t h e m i d d l e of t h e s e m e s t e r w h e n o u r g r a d e s are p o s t e d o n o u r KnowHopePlus account. It is faculty policy that professors provide a first exam for s t u d e n t s t o b e able to track their p r o g r e s s within the first m o n t h of the semester. The i n t e n t i o n s of this policy are for first and even second year s t u d e n t s to be aware of their s t r e n g t h s and w e a k n e s s e s in a college level course. This t h e n gives t h e m t h e o p p o r t u n i t y to ask q u e s t i o n s o n w h e r e they scored w e a k and study w h e r e they scored strong. A n d , unless s o m e o t h e r f o r m of assessing s t u d e n t progress is appropriate, each course will also e n d with a final exam. However, m a n y are u n a w a r e of t h e rules a r o u n d final e x a m s . The first, the final w e e k of regular class sessions should be kept f r e e of tests a n d t e r m p a p e r s w h e n e v e r possible. This is a crucial rule t h a t affects

s t u d e n t s m o r e than they may b e aware of. If there is a research paper, p r o j e c t o r r e p o r t d u e the w e e k b e f o r e final exams, it can distract t h e s t u d e n t f r o m studying for t h e c u m u l a t i v e c o n t e n t of t h e course and instead f o c u s o n doing well o n only a p o r t i o n of w h a t they've learned m o s t recently that semester. Now, f r o m t h e arguing case of a s t u d e n t , w e would also prefer to receive a s s i g n m e n t s back at least a few days b e f o r e o u r final exam t o k n o w n o t only h o w we're e n t e r i n g t h e final b u t also have t h e g r a d e d a s s i g n m e n t back so it t o o can b e a study tool. Second, course finals have b e e n assigned a specific t w o h o u r t i m e p e r i o d and specific d a t e at t h e b e g i n n i n g of each semester. All faculty m e m b e r s are r e q u i r e d to hold final e x a m s at t h e s c h e d u l e d time. Many students are unaware of these policies and c a n n o t t h e r e f o r e use t h e m to their benefit. A final e x a m is a review of all y o u r h a r d work and learning t h r o u g h o u t t h e semester, not a w e e k of t o r t u r e in w h i c h o n e grows t o loathe their prof.

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R E C O G N I T I O N O F H O P E S E N I O R S - Graduating women of color, i n c l u d i n g Yessenia Agulrre, were honored on Wednesday. April 1 1 by t h e Office of M u l t i c u l t u r a l Education.

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issues. "As for exercise, m o v i n g your b o d y every day for m o r e t h a n 30 m i n u t e s can be e n o r m o u s l y helpful with both anxiety and depression," Gray said. "I'm not saying w e all need to be out there r u n n i n g four miles a day, but I a m saying that we n e e d to find a way to be healthy t h a t we enjoy - try walking, or riding a bike, or head to t h e D o w to swim, or put on s o m e m u s i c and make your whole cottage or cluster d a n c e with you for half an hour.' Gray e n c o u r a g e s s t u d e n t s to watch for c h a n g e s in their friends. If a friend is suddenly always tired or always t o o busy, t h e r e are a few ways to take action. "If a friend h a s c h a n g e d in s o m e negative way, it's really OK to m e n t i o n your c o n c e r n to t h e m in a quiet and respectful way," G r a y said. " S o m e t i m e s k n o w i n g that s o m e o n e c a r e s can b e a fabulous first s t e p t o getting better. W e also suggest that if you spend t i m e listening to a friend on three different occasions and

n o t h i n g has c h a n g e d , it m i g h t be time to suggest that they talk to s o m e o n e with m o r e knowledge and experience than you, their friend." The o n - c a m p u s counseling center, located in DeWitt, offers a variety of resources for students. "Counseling and Psychological Services can offer individual counseling sessions, relaxation time, HeartMath (a computerized relaxation p r o g r a m ) and group sessions o n coping with stress and anxiety," Gray said. "All of these services are free to H o p e students." "And, don't forget the o t h e r places on c a m p u s that are h e r e to provide s u p p o r t as well: Health Center, C a m p u s Ministries, Academic S u p p o r t C e n t e r and Office of Career Services - the list can go o n and on. The i m p o r t a n t thing is to reach out to s o m e o n e who can be of assistance."


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with the launch. Japan a n d S o u t h Korea even stated that they would shoot d o w n t h e rocket if any threat c o m e s to their territory. T h o u g h being attacked by international criticism. N o r t h K o r e a n a u t h o r i ties have resisted and explained t h a t this is n o t a cover for their missile p r o g r a m . P y o n g y a n g has c o n t i n u e d to explain that this is merely a p a r t of its peaceful d e v e l o p m e n t of a space p r o g r a m . Friday's launch m a r k e d t h e 100th a n niversary of t h e birth of t h e nation's first c o m m u n i s t leader, Kim Il-sung. In light of these r e c e n t d e v e l o p m e n t s

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N o r t h Korea is o n c e again creating a h u g e controversy in t h e international c o m m u n i t y r e g a r d i n g n u c l e a r w e a p o n s and missiles with its unsuccessful launch of a rocket Friday. O n l y a few weeks ago, Kim Jong-un m a d e a s t a t e m e n t saying t h a t t h e n a t i o n is ready to disarm, and n o w news f r o m P y o n g y a n g suggest t h a t N o r t h Korea is ready to launch rockets and satellites like the o n e w h i c h failed Friday. This h a s caused a stir in t h e international c o m m u n i ty o n c e again, and all att e n t i o n h a s b e e n shifted to t h e Korean peninsula. Since t h e N o r t h Korean authorities announced the launch, several Asian nations, including South Korea, have w a r n e d their airlines to avoid t h e N o r t h K orean area. South Korea and t h e United States argued with N o r t h Korea in an a t t e m p t t o convince t h e c o u n t r y PHOTO COURTESY OF C N N . C O M t o cancel t h e launch, R O C K E T O N T H E L A U N C H P A D - The North Korean w h i c h technically vior o c k e t was l a u n c h e d on Friday. lates t h e U n i t e d N a t i o n s Security Council resolution prohibiting N o r t h Korea f r o m in N o r t h Korea, authorities in t h e U n i t e d technology. testing ballistic missile States have said t h a t it will b e very difN o r t h Korea h a s rarely taken Security ficult t o follow t h r o u g h with t h e food aid Council resolutions into consideration b e deal they m a d e in February. This launchfore acting and has continuously violated ing could bring severe h a r m to the reevery treaty and resolution regarding nulationship b e t w e e n N o r t h Korea and clear proliferation a n d missiles. The U n i t e d t h e W e s t , w h i c h had s h o w n signs of imStates and its allies have labeled this plan a p r o v e m e n t in t h e last several weeks. provocative act and have agreed u p o n apT h o u g h the launch w a s a failure; this p r o p r i a t e actions if N o r t h Korea c o n t i n u e s recent o p p o s i t i o n t o t h e p r e s s u r e f r o m t h e to disregard all w a r n i n g s a n d goes a h e a d W e s t p u t s N o r t h Korea in a t o u g h spot.

O n Sunday, officials f r o m t h e United States and A f g h a n i s t a n met in Kabul to sign a deal in w h i c h t h e A m e r i c a n military h a n d e d over a u thority of A f g h a n "night raids." This c o m e s after t h e M a r c h 9 m e e t i n g between t h e two c o u n t r i e s , at which t i m e a s i x - m o n t h timeline w a s c r e ated to assist in giving A f g h a n s control over their o w n d e t e n t i o n o p e r a t i o n s . The raids, d u r i n g w h i c h t r o o p s f r o m both countries enter Afghan homes w i t h o u t w a r n i n g , are only part of t h e n u m e r o u s special o p e r a t i o n s missions h a n d e d over t o t h e A f g h a n military in t h e deal. The hope, t h e N e w York Times r e p o r t s , is that h a n d i n g over special o p erations will speed u p t h e w i t h d r a w a l of A m e r i c a n t r o o p s f r o m A f g h a n i s t a n . The c u r r e n t w i t h d r a w a l d a t e is set for 2014. "This is an i m p o r t a n t step in s t r e n g t h e n i n g t h e sovereignty of Afghanistan," A b d u l Rahim W a r d a k , t h e A f g h a n minister of defense, told r e p o r t ers after signing t h e a g r e e m e n t . U.S. representative G e n . John Allen agreed. "This is a l a n d m a r k day in (the) rule of t h e law," he said. Until last year, t h e U n i t e d States w a s hesitant to give u p c o n t r o l of the raids, but r e c e n t diplomatic crises a n d t h e p e n d i n g withdrawal deadline led to t h e April 8 deal. A m o n g these crises w a s t h e r u m o r of a U.S. i n d i c t m e n t of M a h m o o d Karzai, t h e b r o t h e r of A f g h a n President H a m i d Karzai, o n charges of tax evasion. Karzai denied t h e charges. In t h e past year t h e r e have been a r o u n d 2,200 night raids, m a n y of t h e m effectively led by A f g h a n t r o o p s , o n various A f g h a n h o m e s a n d resi-

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dential areas. A b o u t 1.5 p e r c e n t of t h e raids resulted in civilian casualties. The A f g h a n p o p u l a t i o n has resented t h e raids, and the g o v e r n m e n t h a s w a n t e d control over t h e raids, for a long time, r e p o r t e d BBC c o r r e s p o n d e n t Bilal Sarwary. According t o t h e n e w deal, t h e A f g h a n g o v e r n m e n t will decide w h o participates in special o p e r a t i o n s missions, and A m e r i c a n troops will not b e allowed to question detainees w i t h o u t p e r m i s s i o n . In the c u r r e n t situation, t h e A m e r i c a n t r o o p s are not only able t o q u e s t i o n detainees but can also hold t h e m indefinitely w i t h o u t a trial. A l t h o u g h the balance of p o w e r is shifting, an unidentified official told t h e N e w York T i m e s that t h e A m e r i c a n g o v e r n m e n t will still pay an expected $4.1 billion for the A f g h a n military. The n e w a g r e e m e n t also requires t h e United States to plan o n a 10-year involvem e n t in A f g h a n i s t a n , d u r i n g which they will assist with e c o n o m i c d e v e l o p m e n t and e d u c a t i o n , a m o n g o t h e r things. Officials f r o m b o t h sides h o p e to have t h e a g r e e m e n t in place before t h e May 20 m e e t i n g of N A T O . The m e e t i n g is e x p e c t e d to a p p o i n t t h e s a m e obligation to c o u n t r i e s c u r rently allied with t h e United States. Officials have said that kind of leverage p e r m i s s i o n to q u e s t i o n detainees will n o t be difficult t o c o m e by. Alt h o u g h t h e authority of m a n y special o p e r a t i o n s raids have n o w b e e n h a n d e d t o A f g h a n i s t a n , the deal only p e r t a i n s to raids in w h i c h h o m e s are entered. Pentagon defense secretary G e o r g e Little says t h e m o v e is seen as ''a sign of progress in t h e transition p r o cess, and as a key indicator of t h e enh a n c e d capabilities of A f g h a n forces."

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Arab Spring; Then and now Chris Russ C O - E D I T O R IN C H I E F

W e love t r e n d s in A m e r i c a ; t h e latest fashion t r e n d s ( f r o m b e l l - b o t t o m s t o jeggings), the trendiest n e w g e n r e of m u s i c ( f r o m t h e British Invasion to Dubstep), and cool n e w websites ( f r o m Myspace t o Pinterest). In all of these cases, o n c e we've c o n s u m e d t h e t r e n d to our satisfaction, we totally dismiss it and m o v e o n t o t h e next fashion or b a n d or website (not t o o m a n y p e o p l e are u p d a t i n g t h e i r Myspace accounts or spinning disco rec o r d s in their d o r m r o o m s these days). This t r e n d - o b s e s s e d culture is also fed by a m e d i a cycle t h a t y e a r n s t o m a n u f a c t u r e storylines and p r o m o t e t r e n d y p e o p l e and events. In s p o r t s we have T i m T e b o w as a r e c e n t example, and a n y t i m e a scandal breaks, it's n o t h a r d to see t h e m a n i p u l a tion of tragedy-as-entertainment. Sixteen m o n t h s ago today, t h e first p r o t e s t s of w h a t w o u l d b e c o m e t h e "Arab Spring" b r o k e o u t in Tunisia. This first revolt sparks p r o t e s t s (and in s o m e cases revolutions) in m o r e t h a n 16 o t h e r c o u n t r i e s and inspired t h e O c c u p y Wall Street m o v e m e n t in t h e U n i t e d States. For a while, these events were t o p of m i n d for m a n y A m e r i c a n s b e c a u s e t h e news media p u s h e d t h e story, it w a s billed like a Hollywood movie; t h o u s a n d s rallied to o v e r c o m e injustice, m a n y w e r e killed by oppressive regimes, supervillain d i c t a t o r s w e r e o u s t e d and v e n geance was s o u g h t against them, power

a revolution that resulted in t h e ousting of H o s n i M u b a r a k , w h o is currently o n trial for killing p r o t e s t e r s ( m o r e t h a n 800 died in the conflict), t h e M u s l i m Brothe r h o o d has gained a strong foothold since t h e g o v e r n m e n t was o v e r t h r o w n a n d have d o n e well in early elections. Yemen: Government was overt h r o w n in violent conflicts t h a t killed approximately 2,000 people, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Al-Hadi elected and i n a u g u r a t e d as n e w president. Libya: The vast majority of A r a b V Spring casualties h a p p e n e d h e r e ( m o r e I \ \ ^k 1^ » ^» y t h a n 30,000 deaths), N A T O b e c a m e involved, and Muammar Gaddafi w a s r e m o v e d f r o m p o w e r and e v e n tually killed. The war h a s e n d e d but t h e g o v e r n m e n t h a s yet t o stabilize. Syria: T h o u s a n d s died in p r o t e s t s and violent clashes b e t w e e n revolutionaries and g o v e r n m e n t forces, s o m e political p r i s o n e r s have been released and s o m e officials have s t e p p e d d o w n , b u t t h e g o v e r n m e n t is still in p o w e r a n d t h e conflict is ongoing. E l s e w h e r e : Varying degrees of social c h a n g e has resulted f r o m conflicts in PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Lebanon, Jordan, Lebanon, O m a n , Saudi A R A B S P R I N G C O N T I N U E S — People p r o t e s t i n g In t h e s t r e e t s of Yemen a t Arabia (where w o m e n will n o w be able to vote and hold office in 2015), Iraq, Bahrain, t h e t i m e t h e u p r i s i n g began last year. Kuwait and elsewhere. However, m a n y of these c o u n t r i e s are experiencing ongoing g o v e r n m e n t a l oppression and almost all Ben Ali a n d t h e rest of t h e g o v e r n m e n t killings, h u m a n rights violations, d e m o of t h e m have seen s o m e protester deaths. was o v e r t h r o w n . Islamic p a r t y E n n a h d a cratic elections a n d social c h a n g e s h a p saw m a j o r victories in d e m o c r a t i c elecpening right now. In this increasing global tions, death toll exceeded 200 citizens society, it is m o r e i m p o r t a n t t h a n ever to Egypt: Tahrir S q u a r e p r o t e s t s sparked have an u n d e r s t a n d i n g of w h a t is h a p p e n to t h e p e o p l e and d e m o c r a c y for all! But w h e n this d r a m a t o o k longer than three acts to play out, t h e m e d i a largely d r o p p e d coverage and the A m e r i c a n p e o ple largely s t o p p e d caring, b u t t h a t doesn't m e a n that i m p o r t a n t things s t o p p e d h a p pening. T h e r e are protests, g o v e r n m e n t

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ing a r o u n d t h e world b e c a u s e w h e t h e r we c h o o s e to pay a t t e n t i o n or not, these events will eventually i m p a c t A m e r i c a . So below I've p r o v i d e d a s u m m a r y of w h a t h a p p e n e d or is currently h a p p e n ing in each A r a b Spring-involved nation. T u n i s i a : President Z i n e El Abidine

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Santorum drops out of race Mitt Romney virtually guaranteed to receive Republican presidential nomination

1865: President Lincoln dies nine h o u r s after being shot in the h e a d . A p r i l 16 1917: A f t e r a decade of exile, Vladimir Lenin ret u r n s to Petrograd to lead the Russian Revolution. 1943: Albert H o f f m a n discovers the hallucinogenic p r o p e r t i e s of LSD after accidentally ingesting it in Basel, Switzerland. A p r i l 17 1941: In t h e m i d s t of W o r l d W a r II, Yugoslavia signs a n armistice with Nazi G e r m a n y after 11 days of fighting, d u r i n g which 200 G e r m a n s soldiers were killed. A p r i l 18 1521: At the Diet of Worms, Martin Luther defies the R o m a n C a t h o lic C h u r c h by r e f u s i n g to recant his writings, which t o u c h e d off the P r o t e s t a n t Reformation. 1906: The G r e a t San Francisco E a r t h q u a k e , at a b o u t 8.0 on the Richter scale, hits the West C o a s t at 5:13 a.m., killing h u n dreds. A p r i l 19

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1861: The first b l o o d of the A m e r i c a n Civil W a r is spilled w h e n Massachusetts troops heading for W a s h i n g t o n , D.C. are attacked by a secessionist m o b in Baltimore. April 20 1841: Edgar Allen Poe publishes "The M u r d e r s in the Rue Morgue," w h i c h is generally considered to b e the first detective story. 1 9 0 2 : M a r i e and Pierre Curie successfully isolate radium. April 21 7 5 3 B.C.: The traditional date of the f o u n d i n g of R o m e by the t w i n s Rom u l u s and Remus. 1918: M a n f r e d von Richthofen, the G e r m a n flying ace f a m o u s l y k n o w n as the Red Baron, is killed by allied fire over France. Source: history.com

Bella. S a n t o r u m recently took a break f r o m c a m p a i g n i n g for a few days t o c a r e for her. It s e e m s his responsibility as a f a t h e r was p a r t of what led him to c o n clude t h a t h e should n o t c o n tinue to p u r s u e t h e presidency. The R o m n e y c a m p a i g n res p o n d e d to t h e a n n o u n c e -

Ever since President Barack O b a m a d e f e a t e d S e n a t o r John M c C a i n in t h e 2008 presidential election, A m e r i c a n s have s p e c u lated a b o u t w h o would challenge h i m for t h e nation's highest executive office in 2012. After m o n t h s of p r i m a r y elections and caucuses, t h e r e is finally an answer to t h e ir question. O v e r t h e last few m o n t h s , t h e Republican field n a r r o w e d until only M i t t R o m n e y and Rick S a n t o r u m r e m a i n e d in t h e r u n n i n g . O n April 10, Santorum surprised observers by s u s p e n d i n g his c a m p a i g n , effectively h a n d i n g t h e party's n o m i n a t i o n t o Romney. Despite this fact, Santorum's s p e e c h w a s devoid of any sort o f , e n d o r s e m e n t for Romney's c a m p a i g n . In fact, S a n t o r u m t o o k o n a defiant PHOTO COURTESY OF BLOOMBERG.COM tone: " W e m a d e a decision R E P U B L I C A N N O M I N E E - Now t h a t Rick S a n t o r u m has to get into this race at o u r dropped out of t h e race, M i t t Romney Is sure t o be n o m i n a t e d kitchen table, against all t h e a s R e p u b l i c a n Party's p r e s i d e n t i a l c a n d i d a t e . o d d s , and we m a d e a decision over t h e w e e k e n d that m e n t by c o n g r a t u l a t i n g Santowhile this presidential r a c e is cult for S a n t o r u m t o s u r m o u n t . r u m for his e f f o r t a n d calling In addition, S a n t o r u m had over for me, and we will sushim a "worthy competitor" p e n d o u r c a m p a i g n effective b e e n c a m p a i g n i n g in Pennsylvaand an " i m p o r t a n t voice in nia, his h o m e state, at t h e t i m e today, w e are n o t d o n e fighting." o u r party and in t h e nation." his c a m p a i g n was s u s p e n d e d . S a n t o r u m had b e e n c o n Reince Priebus, c h a i r m a n Polls indicated it w a s likely h e sidered a conservative alterof t h e Republican N a t i o n a l would lose t h e p r i m a r y election. native t o t h e m o r e m o d e r a t e C o n v e n t i o n , expressed simiA n o t h e r factor w a s t h e illR o m n e y by s o m e Republican lar s e n t i m e n t s . "Today, Senaness of S a n t o r u m ' s daughter. voters. O n t h e o t h e r h a n d , he

tor S a n t o r u m h a s m a d e a c o m m e n d a b l e decision," he said. "He h a s decided to p u t his country, p a r t y and desire to defeat Presid e n t O b a m a ahead of any personal ambition. I applaud his decision and c o n g r a t u l a t e h i m o n t h e c a m p a i g n h e has run." The r e s p o n s e of O b a m a c a m p a i g n m a n a g e r Jim M e s sina focused m o r e o n R o m n e y t h a n S a n t o r u m himself. "It's n o s u r p r i s e that Mitt R o m n e y finally w a s able to grind d o w n his o p p o n e n t s u n d e r an avalanche of negative ads," h e said. "But neither h e n o r his special interest allies will be able t o buy t h e p r e s i d e n c y w i t h their negative attacks." Messina m a i n t a i n e d t h a t A m e r i c a n s will like a n d t r u s t R o m n e y less and less as t h e election d r a w s nearer. The attack ads m e n t i o n e d by Messina were Romney's res p o n s e to the success of N e w t Gingrich and S a n t o r u m in the South Carolina and Iowa primaries, respectively. Prior t o these defeats, R o m n e y ' s ads f o c u s e d primarily o n O b a m a , as if to a s s u m e t h e t w o w o u l d be facing off in the election. N o w t h a t t h e Republican n o m i n e e for t h e 2012 presidential election has finally been d e t e r m i n e d , it only r e m a i n s to b e seen h o w h e will fair against President O b a m a in N o v e m b e r .

Shaky peace agreement in Syria M i c h a e l Kroneman

still n o t fully convinced t h a t the g o v e r n m e n t would h o n o r their a g r e e m e n t with t h e U.N. It For t h e last 13 m o n t h s , over s e e m e d t o o good t o be t r u e t h a t 9,000 p e o p l e have b e e n killed Assad and his regime would s t o p in Syria d u e to conflicts befighting with p r o t e s t o r s so s u d tween Syrian President Bashar denly after 13 m o n t h s of conflict. Assad's r e g i m e a n d civilian p r o Unfortunately, last Friday, testors, according t o p r o t e s t o r s arrived at various t h e U n i t e d Nations. v e n u e s d u r i n g t h e day, only Now, t h e U.N. h a s to b e g r e e t e d by g o v e r n m e n t c o m e u p with a p o security officials w h o either tential p e a c e solufired shots in t h e air to scare t i o n t h a t calls for a off activists, or, in severe cascease-fire between es, kill t h e m . A f t e r t h e c h a o s p r o t e s t o r s a n d Syre n d e d , 13 p r o t e s t o r s h a d ian g o v e r n m e n t ofdied d u r i n g t h e day's events. ficials, in h o p e s t h a t Despite this sad r e p o r t , o r d e r will b e reins o m e see these results as stated w i t h i n Syria. " b e t t e r - t h a n - e x p e c ted," acWhile many would cording to BBC News. love to be o p t i m i s t i c M a n y feared t h a t t h e cona b o u t t h e effectiveflict b e t w e e n p r o t e s t o r s and ness of t h e plan, m o s t t h e g o v e r n m e n t would esp e o p l e are n o t h o l d i n g calate d u e t o an increased tfieir breath. W o r l d number of protestors leaders s u c h as French and g o v e r n m e n t officials. President Nicolas SarPHOTO COURTESY OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Because uncertainty rekozy have stated that they q u e s t i o n Assad's F L E E I N G V I O L E N C E — A group of Syrian refugess flees across t h e border m a i n s as to w h e t h e r or n o t sincerity, t h e Kuwait Into n e i g h b o r i n g Turkey In M a r c h . M o r e t h a n a t h o u s a n d Syrians have fled, Syria's p r o b l e m s are getting better, t h e U N is going t o N e w s A g e n c y r e p o r t s . and Turkey Is c o n s i d e r i n g e s t a b l i s h i n g a b u f f e r zone a l o n g Its border. keep a close eye o n t h e c o u n Fox N e w s simitry, calling for t h e removal of larly r e p o r t s t h a t t h e soldiers a n d w e a p o n s f r o m cities W h e n t h e ceasefire d e a d White House's r e s e r v a tio n s W h i l e L e b a n o n w a s angry across Syria and r e q u e s t i n g h u line finally arrived, last Thursstem f r o m Assad's spotty track at Syria for w h a t h a p p e n e d m a n i t a r i a n aid for t h e Syrians. day m o r n i n g . Fox N e w s rerecord regarding peace agreet o o n e of their citizens, TurFor t h e t i m e being, t h e ported that the atmosphere m e n t , with Jay Carney, a W h i t e key was "furious," t h e BBC reworld h a s to wait and see if was calm, and t h a t there H o u s e s p o k e s m a n , telling rep o r t s , over t h e fact t h a t t h e t h e situation will improve and were n o r e p o r t s of violence. p o r t e r s that Assad's "[peace] violence was crossing over the

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1775: The Battle of Lexington m a r k s the beginning of the A m e r i c a n Revolution.

has been ridiculed by liberals. Several factors played into Santorum's sudden departure f r o m t h e p r i m a r y race. R o m n e y has b e e n in t h e lead for weeks, and it h a d b e e n widely a s s u m e d that he would eventually e a r n t h e n o m i n a t i o n . Romney's delegate lead would have been very diffi-

p r o m i s e s have proven so frequently in t h e past t o be empty." C o n c e r n s a b o u t t h e plan's

success c a m e to a h e a d o n April 9, w h e n shots w e r e fired into t h e n e i g h b o r i n g c o u n t r y of Turkey, a Lebanese c a m e r a m a n w a s shot n e a r t h e Lebanese border, and a b o u t 100 individuals w e r e killed in t h e Syrian province of H a m a .

b o r d e r and into their country. Political tensions have already been high b e t w e e n t h e

t w o countries, and Turkey's P r i m e M i n i s t e r Recep Tayylp Erdogan is p r e s s u r i n g Assad, his f o r m e r ally, t o set u p a "buffer zone" w i t h i n Syria t o p r e vent April 9's incident with Turkey f r o m h a p p e n i n g again.

A l t h o u g h they were relieved about t h e early results of t h e peace plan, m a n y Syrians w e r e

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Hope artist profile: Katy Cutshall designs furniture

M y work rides t h e line between art and design. So, mostly it's f u r n i t u r e . There are s o m e textiles, s o m e prints, s o m e b o o k s of drawings, b u t mostly f u r n i t u r e . The big stuff will b e furniture.

f u r n i t u r e is a good m e d i a t o r for t h a t b e c a u s e it's s o m e t h i n g t h a t we * interact with every single day. But there are also different t y p e s of f u r n i t u r e . There is m a s s - p r o d u c e d stuff that we're sitting on in the library, but t h e r e is also really Highly t h o u g h t - o u t , c o n c e p t u a l f u r n i t u r e that rides t h e line m o r e t o w a r d s art. So I just w a n t to b e exploring those t w o veins of t h o u g h t .

Why furniture?

How does your process work?

I've always really been d r a w n to f u r n i t u r e . Ever since I w a s a little kid I can r e m e m b e r painting my desks and rebuilding things a n d carrying my h a m m e r a r o u n d . The interesting thing is, as I've gotten older, I've realized there is this d i s c r e p a n c y b e t w e e n art and design; this divide. M y work is really q u e s t i o n i n g w h y that is—why are w e d r a w i n g h a r d and fast lines? A n d I think

I get obsessive about materials, so it always s t a r t s with a material. Last s e m e s t e r I fell in love with this w o o d called curly maple, and 1 b e c a m e obsessed with it and it t u r n e d into a big project building a dining set. This s e m e s t e r it's been c e m e n t . I b e c a m e obsessed with c e m e n t . It's like adult m u d - p i e s . You get to play with it a n d get filthy, b u t it t u r n s into this really g o r g e o u s

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W h a t a r e y o u p r e s e n t i n g at y o u r u p c o m i n g gallery?

structure. So, I always start materially a n d then try to find as m a n y ways to m a n i p u l a t e that material. I d r a w it o u t 70,000 t i m e s until it b e c o m e s what I w a n t it to be? Plans with Hope?

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w h o can afford b r o n z e dressers? He's m a k i n g these ridiculously expensive pieces that people are just obsessed with and I think that's cool. The o p e n i n g is Thursday f r o m 5-8 p.m. at Versendaal

Garage Gallery on Eighth Street between Columbia and College. Cutshall's work will b e a c c o m p a n i e d by music f r o m Stationery Travelers and Laura Hobson.

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I t h i n k I'm going t o go to grad school for industrial design. T h e r e is a school o u t in California that I'm looking at... t h e A c a d e m y of Art—it's in San Francisco. W h o a r e you i n f l u e n c e d by? I'm really influenced by Tyler Hayes. H e is a designer o u t of N e w York and n o w he ships out of Philadelphia. I interned for h i m last semester. H e is a m a j o r influence b e c a u s e h e integrates metal and w o o d in really interesting ways. He h a s these big, old b r o n z e dressers. 1 m e a n .

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G A L L E R Y O P E N I N G — Katy Cutshall, p i c t u r e d l e f t , has a gallery o p e n i n g Thursday a t 5 p.m. at Versendaal Garage Gallery.

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Major label money: The gift and the curse N a s ' "lUmatic," Run-D.M.C.'s Raising Hell," and t h e Beastie Boys' "Licensed to 111" are widey c o n s i d e r e d t o be t h r e e of t h e greatest and biggest h i p - h o p albums of all time. "Licensed t o 111" has sold over 1 million copies to date, and Raising Hell" h a s m o v e d over 3 million copies. "Illmatic" is also a p l a t i n u m r e c o r d and is o n e of t h e m o s t influential h i p - h o p reever. But a y o u n g rap fan reaching back in t i m e for classics w o u l d hardly recognize t h e f o r m a t of t h e a l b u m s w h e n t h e y are c o m p a r e d t o c o n t e m p o r a r y releases. O f fi\e: t h r e e a l b u m s above, there is only a single guest verse r e c o r d e d (courtesy of A Z o n ' t h i r d track). T h e s e records are n o t h a n d p i c k e d

message f r o m t h e a u t h o r s of each a l b u m . For t h e sake of c o m p a r i s o n , t h e highest selling rap r e c o r d of 2011 w a s Lil W a y n e s "Tha C a r t e r 111." Over t h e album's 15 tracks, 13 guest p e r f o r m a n c e s are squee zed in Large labels try to prom o t e alb u m s by attaching as m a n y famous p e o p l e as possible to a project. Basically, the^ commercially m i n d e d r a p that d o m i n a t e d m u c h of t h e 2000s used t h e s a m e m a r k e t i n g strategy as "Ocean's^Thirteen."

* ^ " ^ e s ; this lack of guest w a s at o n e p o i n t s t a n d a r d s a l t e d in c o h e r e n t pieces k t h a t allowed t h e listener jive a clear and consistent

However, as t h e record ind u s t r y c o n t i n u e s to c r u m b l e , m o r e artists are b e i n g fof^e'd t o p r o m o t e themselves, largely t h r o u g h t h e release of free m i x

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tapes. W i t h o u t t h e backing of a m a j o r label, or o f t e n w i t h o u t t h e s u p p o r t of any label at all, these tapes are m a d e and released with a very limited b u d get. These u n d e r g r o u n d don't have t h e m e a n s

misiir Ludacris t h o u s a n d s of dollars for a o n e - m i n u t e verse. Because of this e n v i r o n m e n t , individual artists have again e m e r g e d o n a l b u m s t h a t are clearly built a r o u n ^ f m e i r voice and their vision. But there's still a problem: s o m e of these talented r a p p e r s

will still eventually m a k e their way t o the d i m i n i s h e d rosters of a m a j o r label. A n d those artists will find their voices diluted by a host ofXsuperstar p r o d u c e r s

Papers a n d B.o.B.'s " B .o . B . Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray" both saw greatly increased ^ m o u n t of singing b y t h e twi rappers. Their n o r m a l s o u n d s w e r e s o f t e n e d a n d given a p o p music sheen, which Served to alienate a large p o r t i o n of their original fan bases. W a s h i n g t o n , D.C. r a p p e r Wale released his d e b u t a l b u m after a string of commercially heralded mix tapes garnered

h i m s o m e attention. T h e d e b u t ironically n a m e d "Attention: Deficit" contains 12 f e a t u r e d p e r f o r m a n c e s by o t h e r artists over the c o u r s e of 14 songs, n o t to m e n t i o n 10 different p r o d u c ers. M a n y if n o t all of t h e songs o n t h e a l b u m are really good, and s o m e of t h e m are great, but w h e n listened to f r o n t - t o - b a c k t h e record is sonically inconsistent a n d doesn't build any kind of coherence. W h e n this h a p p e n s , an artist is n o longer m a k i n g s o n g s with their friends; they're paying o t h e r f a m o u s people t o rap or sing for t h e m . This year is s u p p o s e d to see m a j o r label releases by t h r e e of m y favorite rappers: Kendrick Lamer, CurrenSy and Big K.R.I.T. Hopefully these three are able t o avoid t h e typical pitfalls and stick to t h e vibe t h a t a t t r a c t e d their fans in t h e first place.


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I ' m Caitlin, and I am from southeast Michigan in a town called Pinckney. I ' m a communication major and a writing minor. As soon as 1 graduate. I'll be heading to Washington, D.C. to hang out with my sister and see Spiritualized. and then I ' m going back home to work and save up money for the fall. But after that. I will be attending Michigan State University for a one-year journalism Masters program. I don't really want to think any further than that. I'll miss Hope. I really liked my radio s h o w at W T H S , shopping at Meijer when everything' else was closed, walking downtown at night, the way Lemonjello's can both calm you down and pick you up. working in the ticket office, studying in Lubbers and hanging out with Scott, getting piercings with friends the day 1 turned 18,

witnessing my first hockey game, watching every Knick movie, walking to Mass at St. Francis, road trips to Chicago, Opus meetings in the loft, anticipating the weather getting warmer and the trees blooming and the sun setting later, watching the lake freeze and thaw, serious sorority bonding time and spending Mondays in the Anchor office of course. At Hope. I learned to be an adult without forgetting how to be a kid. I don't care about being the most independent or professional person I'll ever be at this point, but I also probably w o n ' t continue staying up until 3 a.m. in grad school just watching Twin Peaks. I don't want to wear a suit and I don't want to wear flip-flops anymore. Maybe 1 shouldn't dye my hair pink again for a while, but I'll always appreciate the value of gummy worms and slurpees. and I can thank my college degree for that.

Chris Russ C O - E D I T O R IN C H I E F

Hometown: Milan, Mich. Major: Communication Future plans: Staying in Holland and w o r k i n g for a local m a r keting c o m p a n y Favorite memory: DJ-ing o n W T H S and m e e t i n g a b u n c h of cool peopl

M o s t valuable thing learned s Visit these e s t a b l i s h m e n t s G o o d Time D o u g h n u t s .

Sam Hirt A R T S EDITOR

Hometown: Greencastle, Ind. M a j o r : English Future plans: M o v i n g in w i t h m y sister and f r i e n d s in G r e e n c a s t l e a n d w o r k i n g o n film/writing projects. Favorite m e m o r y : I'm n o t telling you. M o s t valuable thing learned at Hope: Even if you dislike e v e r y t h i n g an a d m i n i s t r a t i o n / b o a r d of t r u s t e e s d o e s , you can still e n joy college.

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Hometown: Park Ridge, III. M a j o r : English Future plans: Teaching English overseas Favorite memory: G e t t i n g yelled at by elderly season ticket holders while w o r k i n g at H o p e - C a l v i n g a m e s ( h a p p e n e d every year). M o s t v a l u a b l e t h i n g l e a r n e d at H o p e : I l e a r n e d a b o u t my p u r p o s e in life: to serve G o d a n d others.

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Favorite memory: This is terribly cliche, but I value all t h e m e m o r i e s I have of s p e n d i n g t i m e with my friends. 1 have a lot of great Q u i d d i t c h a n d G e e k Life m o m o r i e s . I also r e m e m b e r fondly the best of t h e discussions I've been involved in in English and History Classes.

Future plans: Watch my brother c o m p e t e in t h e s w i m m i n g Olympic Trials in (une, rafting in t h e G r a n d C a n y o n over t h e 4 t h of luly a n d driving u p t h e W e s t C o a s t in )uly! In August, I'll start g r a d u a t e school at Texas State University, w h e r e I'll be w o r k i n g o n my M F A in poetry. Favorite memory: M e e t i n g m y r o o m m a t e , E m m a , my first year here, r o o m i n g to-

M o s t v a l u a b l e t h i n g l e a r n e d at H o p e : T r u s t G o d and s u r r e n d e r all of your efforts to H i m — there's no o n e better t o rely on.

Bethany Strlpp SPORTS EDITOR

Hometown: Richland, Mich. M a j o r : English Future plans: Starting in July, I'll b e t h e O n l i n e Editor and C o p y Editor for "Chicago Athlete Magazine." Favorite memory: There's n o way I could c h o o s e o n e m e m o r y as my absolute favorite, b u t I'd say o u t of all t h e things I've d o n e at H o p e , being a p a r t of Nykerk h a s t h e greatest m e m o ries, f r o m w i n n i n g f r e s h m a n year

to being a p a r t of t h e exec b o a r d for two years and having t h e opp o r t u n i t y to watch everything c o m e together. Most valuable thing learned at Hope: The most important lesson I l e a r n e d f r o m s o m e o n e else: "Life, is a b o u t relationships. The final analysis is a b o u t relationships." Former m e n ' s h e a d basketball coach Glenn Van W i e r e n said t h a t t o m e w h e n I interviewed h i m for his r e t i r e m e n t article in April 2010, and n o t h ing h a s influenced m y t i m e at Hope m o r e than that statement. W a n t t o k n o w more? You'll have

t o read my c o l u m n in next week's Anchor. The m o s t i m p o r t a n t lesson I l e a r n e d for myself: "If you really care a b o u t s o m e o n e , you'll b e h o n e s t with them." I c o n s i d e r this to be t h e corollary t o w h a t Van W i e r e n told me. I l e a r n e d this w o r k i n g at S h e r m a n Lake Y M C A C a m p in Augusta, Michigan, w h e r e I s p e n t t w o of t h e best s u m m e r s of m y life. You can't build a solid relationship a r o u n d dishonesty. It's n o t always an easy or f u n principle t o live by, b u t I can truly say it's h a d a h u g e influe n c e in d e t e r m i n i n g t h e quality of m y relationships.

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I love t h r o w b a c k baseball u n i forms, M o t o w n music, Jimmy S t e w a r t movies a n d gigantic scary libraries. This love of all things o l d - f a s h i o n e d was a big p a r t of t h e r e a s o n I w a s so a t t r a c t e d to H o p e College w h e n I visited. The p e o p l e w e r e friendly, t h e buildings weren't t o o m o d e r n looking a n d m o s t of all, t h e school e m p h a sized t h e liberal arts, a classic style of learning that sought to form complete s t u d e n t s w h o w o u l d be e d u c a t e d in all disciplines, n o t j u s t in t h e i r c h o s e n field. 1 s t a r t e d o u t at H o p e as a biology s t u d e n t . I w a n t e d t o eventually b e an ichthyologist or a m a r i n e biologist. But after less t h a n a year and half, I realized that all of t h e technical writing a n d lab t i m e was driving m e crazy ,and m y n o n - s c i e n c e electives rem i n d e d m e h o w m u c h 1 m i s s e d writing and public speaking. At this p o i n t , I w a s able to easily switch over t o t h e c o m m u n i c a t i o n d e p a r t m e n t , start writing for T h e A n c h o r a n d DJing for WTHS. So in a lot of ways, a liberal arts e d u c a t i o n h e l p e d m e find a major, and as a result, a c a r e e r t h a t 1 love a n d find rewarding. At a bigger school with fewer elective r e q u i r e m e n t s , 1 m i g h t

have been h a r d e r p r e s s e d to find a m a j o r t h a t fit me. But t h r o u g h o u t my senior year, I'm also starting to see a lot of t h e d o w n s i d e s to this t y p e of e d u c a t i o n . I'm ready t o m o v e o n a n d start f o c u s ing o n m y career. But I don't have as m u c h t i m e to develop t h e skill sets that I'll b e using to s u p p o r t myself and m y family, b e c a u s e I have t o d o h o m e w o r k for classes t h a t a r e gened. r e q u i r e m e n t s . I'm ready to m o v e o n with m y life, b u t for a q u a r t e r of m y h i g h e r learning, a liberal a r t s style e d u c a t i o n is h o l d i n g m e back. I've realized t h a t if I could design a college, t h e first t w o years w o u l d b e a lot like H o p e , b u t after that college might m o r e resemble an apprenticeship. In fact, t h e m o r e I've t h o u g h t a b o u t it, t h e idea of a liberal arts college like H o p e is in m a n y ways a m o d e r n invention. Sure it's g o o d to be a wellr o u n d e d p e r s o n , b u t t h e idea t h a t eve r y o n e s h o u l d k n o w h o w to do s o m e of e v e r y t h i n g is a m u c h m o r e m o d e r n ideal. In m a n y ways, it s e e m s m o r e o l d - f a s h i o n e d to learn a single t r a d e , and t h e n b e c o m e an e x p e r t in it. I k n o w I would r a t h e r live in a society w h e r e each m e m b e r r e c o g n i z e d their skill, a n d w e r e able t o p u r s u e t h a t skill to serve o t h e r s and fulfill a n e c e s s a r y role, as o p p o s e d t o a society w h e r e eve r y o n e was marginally a c c o m p l i s h e d in a lot of different fields.

Thursday night of spring b r e a k f o u n d m e scarfing d o w n my d i n n e r b e c a u s e I was convinced I w o u l d have to b a t d e t h e c r o w d s of p e o p l e t h a t 1 just k n e w w o u l d b e m o b b i n g t h e m o v i e t h e a t e r s . It w a s o p e n i n g night of "The H u n g e r Games," a n d I was p r e t t y s u r e t h e lines w o u l d be close to w h a t t h e y w e r e for t h e p r e m i e r e of t h e last H a r r y Potter movie. As a result -of m y eagerness, m y fiance(who h a d allowed himself t o b e d r a g g e d along) a n d I e n d e d u p killing an h o u r in a d e p a r t m e n t store, t h e n w a t c h i n g several episodes of " C h u c k " o n his tablet... all b e f o r e t h e y even let u s into the theater. A s w e sat t h r o u g h t h e previews in a t h e a t e r t h a t w a s finally full, I t r i e d t o stifle m y r e s e n t m e n t t o w a r d a w o r l d w h e r e g o o d d r a m a was u n a p p r e c i a t e d . A f e w days later, I f o u n d o u t that o p e n i n g weeke n d for " T h e H u n g e r G a m e s " b r o u g h t in $ 1 5 5 million in sales, b e h i n d only " H a r r y P o t t e r a n d t h e Deathly Hallows: Part 2" (at $169 million) and "The Dark Knight "(at $158 million). That, of course, m a d e m e feel better, as I did t h a t T h u r s d a y n i g h t w h e n , d u r i n g a preview for t h e s e c o n d half of "Breaking Dawn," t h e guy b e h i n d m e c u s s e d u p o n seeing Kirsten Stewart's n e w look: " D a n g it, Edward! Bella u s e d t o be hot!" The rest of m y b i t t e r n e s s v a n i s h e d w h e n t h e m o v i e Started, however, a n d I w a s d r a w n into t h e c h a r a c t e r s a n d plot I k n e w so well. By t h e t i m e Prim's n a m e w a s d r a w n d u r i n g t h e Reaping, I w a s fighting back tears. There's s o m e t h i n g seriously cool a b o u t a s t o r y t h a t d o e s that: m a k e s you care

Invisible Children Rachel Mazzaro

As m a n y of you have probably n o ticed, Kony 2012 h a s e x p l o d e d over social m e d i a n e t w o r k s like Facebook and Twitter, p h o t o - s h a r i n g applicat i o n I n s t a g r a m , a n d in t h e blogosphere, called t h e f a s t e s t - s p r e a d i n g viral video in history. O v e r 100 million p e o p l e a r o u n d t h e world have w a t c h e d t h e film, "Kony 2012," w h i c h h a s been followed with a lot of s u p p o r t b u t also s o m e criti-

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cism. Kony 2012 is a c a m p a i g n that w a s l a u n c h e d by a n o n - p r o f i t o r g a n i z a t i o n called Invisible C h i l d r e n in e f f o r t s t o s p r e a d a w a r e n e s s a b o u t Joseph Kony, t h e leader of a rebel a r m y called t h e Lord's Resistance Army. The LRA is c u r r e n t l y active in t h e D e m o c r a t i c Republic of t h e C o n g o , S o u t h S u d a n and C e n t r a l A f r i c a n Republic. The LRA consists of child soldiers w h o have b e e n a b d u c t e d f r o m their h o m e s and are forced to c o m m i t atrocities. Joseph Kony's tactics w e r e — a n d r e m a i n — b r u t a l . H e o f t e n forces children t o kill their p a r e n t s or siblings w i t h m a c h e t e s or b l u n t tools. H e h a s a b d u c t e d girls t o be sex slaves for his officers. H e b r a i n w a s h e s a n d i n d o c t r i n a t e s t h e c h i l d r e n with his lies and m a n i p u l a t e s t h e m with his claim of spiritual p o w e r s . This is a m a n w h o feels h e h a s p o w e r b e c a u s e n o o n e k n o w s w h o h e is or w h a t h e is doing. The goal of t h e Kony 2012 c a m p a i g n is to m a k e Joseph Kony f a m o u s , not to celebrate him, but t o raise s u p p o r t for his arrest and set a p r e c e d e n t for international justice. The h o p e of t h e c a m p a i g n is t h a t if p e o p l e k n o w a b o u t t h e c r i m e s Kony h a s b e e n c o m m i t t i n g for 26 years, they will unite to s t o p h i m . A l o n g with any c a m p a i g n , film or m o v e m e n t , p e o p l e are going t o ask q u e s t i o n s . O n c e the film was released it was m e t with s o m e d e b a t e a b o u t h o w to best help these c o m m u n i t i e s w h o a r e being affected by LRA attacks. T h e r e have b e e n criticisms of IC as well; however, m a n y a r e based o n o u t d a t e d sources, false "facts" a n d m i s i n f o r m a tion. Invisible C h i l d r e n addresses all of these criticisms and q u e s t i o n s o n their website. M a n y have criticized IC for falsely p r o m o t i n g t h a t t h e LRA is c u r r e n t l y active in U g a n d a . Invisible C h i l d r e n has clearly s t a t e d that t h e LRA is n o t in U g a n d a a n y m o r e .

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b u t in s u r r o u n d i n g a r e a s their violent attacks r e m a i n serious. S o m e have also q u e s t i o n e d w h e t h e r or n o t A f r i c a n s s u p p o r t IC's cause. Of course, o n e c a n n o t f o r m a general o p i n i o n for a w h o l e c o n t i n e n t . Invisible Child r e n h a s f o u n d t h a t m a n y U g a n d a n s w e l c o m e t h e film's message of s t o p p i n g Joseph Kony, but s o m e do take offense at h o w t h e message w a s delivered. They are well aware t h a t not e v e r y o n e is going to agree with t h e i r tactics b u t have received a lot of s u p p o r t f r o m civil leaders in C A R , D R C and South Sudan. A video of their o p i n i o n s can b e f o u n d o n t h e IC website. So far m u c h talk has b e e n a r o u n d IC's c u r r e n t c a m p a i g n , b u t t h e i r w o r k goes way b e y o n d this c a m p a i g n . They currently have p r o g r a m s in D R C a n d CAR as well as in N o r t h e r n U g a n d a w h e r e t h e war began. In areas that are currently t h r e a t e n e d by LRA violence, IC p r o g r a m s are geared t o w a r d s civilian p r o t e c t i o n , e n c o u r a g i n g defections a n d rehabilitation of f o r m e r LRA a b d u c t e e s . They are able to achieve this t h r o u g h their Early W a r n i n g H F Radio N e t w o r k and FM radio, t h e LRA Crisis Tracker, d e f e c t i o n flyers for c u r r e n t LRA soldiers, a n d the rehabilitation center, w h i c h is in t h e process of being built. The radio t o w e r s are conn e c t i n g c o m m u n i t i e s to o n e a n o t h e r t h r o u g h twice-daily security a n d h u m a n i t a r i a n r e p o r t i n g and provides a d v a n c e w a r n i n g for LRA attacks. The p r o g r a m s in n o r t h e r n U g a n d a are f o c u s e d o n providing access to quality e d u c a t i o n and improving t h e livelihood of a post-conflict c o m m u n i t y . They are able to achieve this t h r o u g h Schools for Schools, t h e Legacy Scholarship P r o g r a m , a n d M e n d . S c h o o l s for Schools w o r k s to c o n s t r u c t a n d renovate school s t r u c t u r e s while also building t e a c h e r capacity and developing c u r r i c u l u m . The Legacy Scholarship P r o g r a m provides m e r i t - b a s e d scholarships a n d m e n t o r i n g t o m o t i v a t e d and talented s e c o n d a r y and university s t u d e n t s f r o m n o r t h e r n U g a n d a w h o w e r e affected by t h e conflict. M e n d is a social e n t e r p r i s e g e a r e d t o w a r d facilitating financial i n d e p e n d e n c e and d e v e l o p m e n t for w o m e n f o r m e r l y a b d u c t e d by t h e LRA. It is also i m p o r t a n t to n o t e t h a t over 9 5 p e r c e n t of IC's leadership and staff o n t h e g r o u n d are U g a n d a n s o n t h e f o r e f r o n t of p r o g r a m design a n d i m p l e m e n t a t i o n . •

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a b o u t p e o p l e that don't actually exist. Their situations a r e completely m a d e up, and, in t h e case of "The H u n g e r Games," p r e t t y h o r r e n d o u s . I have h e a r d multiple p e o p l e complain, saying things like " W h y would I read a book or watch a movie a b o u t a b u n c h of kids w h o are forced t o kill each other?" A n d I guess w h e n you p u t it like that, it m a k e s u s r e a d e r s s e e m n o better t h a n President Snow, or t h e G a m e m a k e r s , or t h e Capitol residents. But I t h i n k m o s t of us w o u l d agree t h a t w e are n o t a d d i c t e d t o "The H u n g e r G a m e s " b e c a u s e it is a bloody story of gladiator fights b e t w e e n kids. We'd tell you w e love t h e books, and t h e movie, because of t h e c h a r a c t e r s . T h e plot is t h e author's tool: it snags o u r attention by chiseling o u t blank c h a r a c t e r s into passionate h e r o i n e s like Katniss; into pure, steadfast "Prince C h a r m i n g s " like Peeta; a n d into sweet, i n n o c e n t d r e a m e r s like Rue. It is in c h a r a c t e r s like these, w h o r e s p o n d the way t h e y d o to their situations, that we see o u r o w n s t r e n g t h s a n d weaknesses. We'd like to t h i n k t h a t if we were in such a situation, we'd r e s p o n d like Katniss or Peeta, n o t Cato. A n d it is b e c a u s e t h e y e m b o d y so m u c h of w h a t we w a n t to be ourselves t h a t w e s u d d e n l y find ourselves holding o u r b r e a t h s , h o p i n g against h o p e that t h e y succeed. The s t o r y of " T h e H u n g e r G a m e s " m a y b e violent, b u t it m u s t be in o r d e r to s h o w t h e o t h e r e x t r e m e s of mercy, love, a n d loyalty as strongly as it does. In t h e j u x t a p o s i t i o n of such severe evil w i t h even m o r e severe goodness, it is t h e g o o d n e s s t h a t stays with us, as Katniss herself a d m i t s : "Kind p e o p l e have a way of w o r k i n g their way inside m e and r o o t i n g

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Civic engagement isn't a choice, it's a necessity felt about the church in the public square, and what I thought about Israeli-US relations. Before this time, no one had ever forced me to thinking about these things. Sure, I voted, I tried to keep up on the news. But I always let it slip, thinking that politics was only for those "poli-sci" people, that 1 was powerless. I was wrong. If there's one thing I'm taking away from this semester, it's that civic engagement is imperative. While you might not realize it, constituents have a great deal of power over their leaders. We elect them. You can ask my friends who have worked in legislative offices and answer the phones every day, politicians care about what the folks back home are thinking. If they don't, then they're not getting reelected. We have such great power in this country. We can speak our ideas freely and elect our leaders. We can ban together and evoke change. Change, whatever that may look like to you, can only happen if everyone participates, if everyone gets involved. Too often, Hope College students are apathetic about domestic issues. Sure, we all cry out against international injustices such as human trafficking, the LRA, Darfur. It's easy to be outspoken about those things that are clearly morally wrong. However, on domestic issues such as energy policy, education or healthcare, we get nervous. Things aren't so clear anymore. What's the right answer? The college years are the formative. Now's the time to figure out who you are and The bright lights in the television studio made my eyes hurt. I tapped my fingers what you stand for. Now's the time to engage in these arguments and discussions. If against the microphone my hands gripped, my body slightly swaying back and forth as I you're not engaged, if you're not changing your mind, forming and reforming your opinstood in the back of the bleachers, trying to rehearse what I was about to say. I'm probions, then you're not doing your part. You're letting other people make decisions for you. ably the youngest person in the room by 10 years; everyone else in their business suits You're giving up your power to speak your mind. looks accomplished, successful, very Washingtonian. The journalist points to me and We are at a time in history where the US has some serious decisions to make. Do you I'm on. I'm able to ask U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), former secretary of educareally want to be on the sidelines? Do you really want to be disengaged with these polition, anything about education policy. Me, an intern, a 21-year-old college student from cies that will ultimately affect you for the rest of your life? Michigan. My challenge to you, Hope College, is to make civic engagement a priority. Read up The girl who left Hope College in December for a semester in Washington, D.C. on the news, have discussions with your friends, and spend a few minutes thinking about would have never asked for that microphone. That girl would have been too afraid to your values, your opinions, your views. Most importantly, know why you feel the way hold someone of such power accountable in such a public way, to stand up and refute you do. And remember, ultimately you have the power to create change. his argument with the tough questions. Madalyn is wrapping up an internship with the Department of Education. She loves I've spent the last four months in the most politically charged town in this country. Upon arriving, 1 needed to decide quickly what my position on healthcare was, how 1 DC, but misses Hope and ain't wait to be back next semester!

Only 9,850 to go

W h a t running a 10k actually takes is heart. To me that word means courage and hard work. Trust and devotion. And, most importantly, the desire to give it your all. Is faith so different? Philippians 3:14 says this: "I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." (Whoa! Is that the Bible endorsing lOkers?) It is the map key for our journey of faith. It is the big red, double-circled dot saying, "You are here." It is saying you are here at this m o m e n t , but press on. You must keep moving forward, moving toward the goal; there is a prize. It shows us where we want to go. A r u n n e r knows what his or her prize is. Or maybe that depends on the runner. For me, the prize isn't the podium. It isn't a medal slung around my neck or my name in print on a website. It is the running. It is the act of running. The simplicity and fulfillment of a purpose. The working hard. And, when all goes well, the pleasure of watching my times drop. Of improvement, accomplishment. Isn't that what faith is? As a runner, racing gives m e purpose. As a Christian, it is Christ who gives m e purpose. He gives me a training schedule. He tells m e to work hard. He tells me to persevere. He tells me to trust, and if I do all these things, he tells me that I will

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It is the MIAA Track Jamboree. Warm drops of water sprinkle down. Sharon Hecker A man with a gun calls, "Runners, Columnist take your mark," and my turquoise racing flats toe the line. 1 forget the "good lucks" of m o m e n t s ago, ones I had whispered to the girls flanking me. Their jerseys are not orange and blue. My eyes pinpoint the gun aimed at the clouds, grasped in the outstretched arm of the starter. I have a side cramp the size of Mars. My legs feel like jelly in Ziploc bags... BANG! Sixteen girls throw themselves forward. The pace is quick. Ponytails whip, elbows jab, spikes fling out at calves and shins as each girl pushes close to the inside lane. W e bump. We stride. We p u m p our arms through 150 meters of track. Only 9,850 to go. But my stride is smooth, my feet glide above the grittiness. A turquoise size eight surges from the left, then the right, then the left, then the right. Mine. A rhythm settles in my body. My side feels amazingly non-crampy. I have found my way into fourth place and I am gaining. Rain is spattering against my body. Soon my ponytail is slick and wet, and my spandex jersey sticks to my belly. My name is being yelled. "Go Sharon!" I am going. I am going, going, going. I am a runner. And you know what? This is probably the kind of story that you should only tell if, after all that, you take first place. I did not take first place. I did take second, but I am telling this story for a different reason. Running a 10k takes something that not everybody has. I think it must be brain damage. Maybe a death wish...? Just kidding, (...sort of.)

improve. That's what those 9,850 meters to go are for. Maybe the Bible doesn't actually endorse runners. But it does endorse the mentality. So even if you hate running, be a runner. Press on toward the goal to win the prize. Be a runner, and run toward Christ. Congratulations to the men and women of Hope College Track and Field for being 2012 Jamboree champs!

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going to be used, who's going to be able to view it, w h o can't and things like that," W o l t e r s said. Although a system for reviewing and o b t a i n i n g footage isn't officially in place for t h e n e w system, Wolters said that any type of investigation would most likely c o m e through C a m p u s Safety. The d e p a r t m e n t would help in an investigation to analyze archive data and footage. In addition, o n c e t h e system is established, t h e r e are plans for an application process that would allow d e p a r t m e n t s to r e q u e s t a c a m e r a if they felt a location could benefit f r o m its presence.

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T H I S W E E K IN SPORTS Thursday Men's Golf

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Best Record-Breaking Performance

Newcomer of the Year

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Best Clutch Performance

Best Breakthrough Athlete

Friday Men's Golf

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Baseball •• vs. A l b i o n at 2 p.m.

Saturday Women's Tennis

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Jenna Gras mey er ("15)

Joel R l e t s e m a ( ' 1 3 )

Best Breakthrough Team

Nate S n u g g e r u d ( ' 1 3 )

S h a w n Jackson ('14)

MIAA Championship Performance

Monday Softball

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Tuesday Women's Tennis

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ys. Calvin a t 4 p.m.

Men's Lacrosse vs. Calvin at 7 p.m..

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Male Athlete of the Year

Exceptional Performance ' n a n Individual Event

David K r o m b e e n ( ' 1 2 )

Sherl M c C o r m a c k ("14)

Outstanding Team

Role Player of the Year

Female Athlete of the Year

Greer B r a t s c h l e ("13)

Nate K i n g ( ' 1 2 )

Karen Page Courage Award

The men's a n d w o m e n ' s track t e a m s claimed first place at t h e M I A A J a m b o r e e on April 14. The men's t e a m began their defense of their M I A A title with a convincing win, tallying 898 p o i n t s c o m p a r e d to s e c o n d - p l a c e Calvin's 784 and third-place Albion's 693.5. The D u t c h m e n claimed first place in five events. The w o m e n ' s m e e t c a m e d o w n to t h e last event, w h e r e Hope's w o m e n o u t s c o r e d Calvin's in t h e discus 3 1 - 1 3 to c o m e f r o m b e h i n d a n d take first place in t h e m e e t with 910.5 points. Sarah Venlet ('13) w a s t h e Dutch's lone first place finisher in t h e m e e t , taking t h e 100- and 4 0 0 - m e t e r hurdles. MIAA PLAYERS OF THE WEEK Baseball Phtl Haywood ('14) Pitcher

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The women's tennis t e a m continued their MIAA d o m i n a n c e over t h e w e e k e n d , sweeping T r i n e 9-0. The D u t c h are n o w 5-0 in conference play with three M I A A d u a l s rem a i n i n g before t h e M I A A tourn a m e n t . The w o m e n have three h o m e g a m e s over the course of the next seven days. H i e men's tennis t e a m had three losses over t h e w e e k e n d , narrowly losing to O h i o Wesleyan 5 - 4 and falling t o D e P a u w 9-0 and W a b a s h 5-2.

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Flying Dutch rumbled by Thunder, stay positive James Rogers ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR

The Softball team dropped two roads games to Trine on Saturday, falling to 3-5 in the M I A A . Trine (23-5) currently leads the M I A A with a 5-1 conference record. Coming off a thrilling 9-7. 11-inning victory over Saint Mary's on Wednesday, the Flying Dutch were looking to carry that momentum into Saturday's double dip with the Thunder. "With that [win], it definitely gave the team m o m e n t u m and confidence that we could win the close games and that we could compete with the better teams in our league." outfielder Laura Tjepkema ('13) said. However. Trine's bats boomed in both games, halting Hope's

momentum. The Thunder cranked out nine runs in the opener and then followed that performance by scoring 15 in the second game. In the first o f two. Trine's Andi Gasco limited the Dutch to just two hits in six innings. Gasco is one of the top pitchers in the M I A A . boasting a 14-2 record. The Thunder struck early, scoring five runs in the second to put Hope in a deep hole going into the top o f the third. The Dutch's lone run came in the top of the fourth when Tjepkema doubled home Montana Bredeweg ('15), who pinch ran for E m m a Page ( ' 1 4 ) after Page walked. Trine drove home two more runs in both the fourth and the sixth en route to a 9-1 win over the Dutch.

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D E L I V E R I N G — Olivia Vaclk ('15) has won four games and leads the Flying Dutch In strikeouts with 3 2 .

"Trine definitely is a great team, and we knew that going into the games." Tjepkema said. " T h e first game we couldn't string things together and we gave a f e w extra outs, which ended up really hurting us." Tjepkema and Brooke Nienhuis ('12) were credited with a hit apiece for the Dutch in the opener. " A f t e r that game, we talked about how being the aggressors in a game can allow us to settle in both offensively and defensively, as well as that we simply needed to make the routine plays," Tjepkema said. Hope was more aggressive in the later game and kept it close until Trine's bats erupted for nine runs in the top o f the seventh. Similar to the opening game, the Thunder broke out for five runs in the second inning. The Dutch tallied one run in the second with an RBI double off the bat of Kristin Higgs ('13) that scored Jess Kohlhoff ('13). The Dutch cut the Trine lead to 6-4 after a three-run fourth inning. Peyton Wells ( ' 1 5 ) hit an RBI double that scored Tjepkema. Later in the inning Kendall Vassar ('15) dropped down a sacrifice bunt that sent home A m b e r Born ('14). A Rachel Cooper ('15) single paved the way for the Dutch's third run o f the inning, as it advanced base runners and allowed Nienhuis to drive home Kohlhoff on a fielder's choice. The score remained 6-4 heading into the last inning, the time in which the Thunder

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P R O D U C T I O N — Co-captaln Stephanie Faber ('12) Is batting . 3 5 2 with 3 1 hits and leads the team with eight stolen bases. exploded for nine runs. The nine-run seventh sealed the victory for Trine, as they completed the Saturday sweep of the Dutch with a 15-4 drubbing. Hope's four runs came off of nine hits. Higgs and Page led the way for the Dutch, each with two hits. Playing seven strong innings, making routine plays and not giving extra outs were all stated by Hope's head coach Mary Vande Hoef after the loss. Adjustments were made but the outcome wasn't what the Dutch desired. " S o m e things to improve upon include stringing hits together, limiting our defensive errors, and simply executing better both

offensively and defensively," Tjepkema said. The Dutch hadn't been swept by Trine in conference play since 2009. Hope dropped to 3-5 in the M I A A and 11-15 overall. The Dutch battled Adrian on the road on Tuesday, making four of its last five opponents the current top four teams in the M I A A (Trine, Alma, Saint Mary's, Adrian). Hope will travel to Calvin on Thursday to take on the Knights. "Although there are always things that a team can improve," Tjepkema said, " w e are still confident and excited to continue league play this week against some good teams."

Men's golf wins first NCAA qualifier, women take Millikin Invite Bethany Stripp S P O R T S EDITOR

The men's and w o m e n ' s golf t e a m s b o t h r e c o r d e d first place finishes over t h e w e e k e n d , with t h e m e n taking t h e first of t h r e e N C A A qualifiers at T r i n e a n d t h e w o m e n w i n n i n g a weathers h o r t e n e d Millikin Invitational in Illinois. The m e n ' s golf t e a m has had mixed results since r e t u r n i n g f r o m its spring break trip to Florida. O n April 10, t h e m e n finished first out of nine t e a m s c o m p e t i n g

in t h e T r i n e Invitational. All of Hope's golfers e n d e d t h e 18hole r o u n d b e l o w 80, with coc a p t a i n s Nick C a m p b e l l ('12) and A n d y T h o m s o n ('12) tying for third, each s h o o t i n g 74. T h e next day, t h e D u t c h m e n competed in the 36-hole F u r n i t u r e City Classic a n d c a m e in f o u r t h o u t of five t e a m s . Ben Lanting ('12) led t h e team, s h o o t i n g an 82 a n d a 78 for a c o m b i n e d total of 160. T r i n e h o s t e d t h e first N C A A qualifying t o u r n a m e n t o n April 14 that H o p e w o n by seven strokes with a total score of 284.

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The m e n will h o s t t h e final The D u t c h m e n p u t f o r t h o n e two r o u n d s of t h e N C A A of Hope's best golf p e r f o r m a n c e s as a t e a m and individual level at qualifier this w e e k e n d at t h e W u s k o w h a n Players Club. the tournament. The first 18-hoIe r o u n d will H o p e b e s t e d their previous take place Friday at 1 p.m. and best M I A A r o u n d score by four t h e final qualifying 18-hole strokes, s u r p a s s i n g t h e 288 r o u n d will h a p p e n r e c o r d that has o n Saturday at 9 stood since a.m. 2006. 66 " C o m e Campbell Come Thursday and Thursday and also set an Friday, 1 think we Friday, 1 think i n d i v i d u a l need to keep focused we n e e d t o k e e p record for focused on the Hope, taking on the task at hand. task at hand," m e d a l i s t We've built a small Campbell said. h o n o r s with a lead, but that's all "We've build a 65. it is. small lead, b u t Campbell NICK CAMPBELL that's all it is. beat the (•12) "As l o n g as we previous best 9 5 don't get ahead of MIAA-round ourselves and stay' score by a H o p e aggressive, I think we'll be fine." golfer by t w o strokes, breaking The women's golf t e a m h a s Ryan Shedd's 2003 r e c o r d t h a t w o n its past two invitationals. has only b e e n m a t c h e d o n c e O n April 7, t h e w o m e n since then in 2005. t o p p e d host Adrian, A l m a , T r i n e " W i n n i n g t h e t o u r n a m e n t at and Rochester at t h e Adrian T r i n e early last w e e k was great for o u r confidence going into Invitational. The D u t c h s h o t 349 for t h e t h e qualifying r o u n d yesterday," tournament, and c o - c a p t a i n C a m p b e l l said. "I t h i n k we w e r e Emily A t s m a ('12) claimed really able to build on that, medalist h o n o r s w i t h 84 strokes. especially since T r i n e usually Last w e e k e n d , t h e D u t c h plays very well at their h o m e traveled to Illinois for t h e twocourse."

day Millikin Invitational. H o p e held a n a r r o w lead after t h e first day of play, finishing t h e r o u n d with o n e less stroke t h a n I n d i a n a Tech. C h a r l o t t e Park ('13) led t h e D u t c h with 84 strokes. A s e c o n d 18-hole r o u n d w a s s c h e d u l e d t o take place o n Saturday, b u t p o o r w e a t h e r c o n d i t i o n s cancelled t h e day's event. Because of that, t h e scores f r o m Friday were used to d e t e r m i n e the invitationals c h a m p i o n and H o p e took t h e title. The w o m e n h o s t e d t h e first r o u n d of their N C A A qualifying t o u r n a m e n t s o n April 17 a n d will c o n t i n u e their a t t e m p t to make t h e t o u r n a m e n t o n April 27 and 28 at Olivet.


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