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Hope College • Holland, Michigan • A s t u d e n t - r u n n o n p r o f i t p u b l i c a t i o n • Serving the Hope College C o m m u n i t y for 117 years

Spring Fling approaches Erin L Hotta INFOCUS E D I T O R

H a v e a c o u c h ? P l o p it in the middle of the Pine Grove. Relax in the middle of c o m m o t i o n , a m o n g the music, the games and the ever popular race ' T h e Push." Yes, Spring Fling is springing around the corner. On Friday, classes will end and the annual festival of f u n will begin. Students can enjoy a barbeque lunch s e r v e d in the P i n e G r o v e f r o m 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. After eat-

ing, S A C e n c o u r a g e s students to a t t e n d the g r o u n d b r e a k i n g cere m o n y f o r D e V o s F i e l d h o u s e at 1:30 on Fairbanks Avenue between Eighth and Ninth streets. A s s t u d e n t s g a t h e r at the cere m o n y , t h e y will r e c e i v e a f r e e raffle ticket for S A C prizes which will be g i v e n a w a y in the P i n e Grove at 5:45 p.m. The raffle prizes include concert t i c k e t s to G u s t e r and o t h e r f r e e give-aways. The groundbreaking ceremony

Spring Fling, which includes a picnic lunch and dinner, will be held next Friday. The event gives students the opportunity to relax before exams begin.

will include such p a r t i c i p a n t s as P r e s i d e n t Bultman, Paul Boersma, Hope's chaplain, and Albert McGeehan, m a y o r of Holland. T h e son-in-law of Richard and Helen DeVos will also be present, along with H o p e ' s Wind S y m p h o n y and A n c h o r Band. After a brief speech, the shovel "The Push, " a three-person shopping cart race around the Pine will hit the d i r t , Grove, is a favorite activity of Hope students. signifying the c o m m e n c e m e n t of the course, rotating the t e a m m a t e Holland area that will be performa year-long building project, along seated in the shopping cart every ing f r o m 3:15 to 4 : 3 0 p.m. Harriet with the official beginning of the B e e c h e r S t o w e , an i n s t r u m e n t a l lap. T h e g a m e has b e c o m e a favorSpring Fling festival. ite Spring Fling event a m o n g Hope group featuring Phil Johnson ('04), By 2 p.m., the Pine Grove will students. J e f f W h e e l e r ( ' 0 4 ) a n d M i k e s w a r m with inflatable games, obWith the games, the music and Kopchick ('04), will take the stage stacle courses, "Bonzai Bikes," this entertaining race, Katie Randa, " P s e u m o Wrestling" and " B o u n c y f r o m 4 : 3 0 to 5:45 p.m. S A C Personnel Director, believes S p r i n g Fling will also f e a t u r e B o x i n g " games. that Spring Fling will be an enjoy' T h e Push" at 3:15 p.m. Three perThese g a m e s will be accompaable time f o r all students. son teams will race around the penied by the live music of three m u "Every year S A C tries to provide r i m e t e r of the P i n e G r o v e . T h e sical guests. Paul Rabaut ( ' 0 4 ) is a entertainment before the stress of catch? T h e y race while pushing one solo guitarist performing f r o m 2 to finals kicks in. We just want to give a n o t h e r in s h o p p i n g carts. E a c h 3:15 p.m. Farewell to February is Hope students a time to relax." team must run three times around an alternative rock group f r o m the

Graduation ceremony shifted to Zeeland Stadium Jordan Wolfson S E N I O R STAFF REPORTER

T h e C o m m e n c e m e n t Ceremony for graduating seniors will take place at Zeeland Stad i u m at 3 p.m. on M a y 2. Hope College will witness another fine group of students leave its c a m p u s and m o v e on to bigger and better things; their dreams shaped by the insights they have gathered here. " C o m m e n c e m e n t is a very important event in the life of the college and f o r the graduates and families," said James N . Boelkins, p r o v o s t at H o p e . ' T h e s t u d e n t s w h o are graduating will be missed by the community, and their places in the H o p e College Campus will be vacant c o m e next year. T h e seniors from this graduating class have influenced the lives of many here at Hope, and

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they shall be missed." "It's always f u n to reminisce over the four years. It has all come together f o r the seniors when they graduate. T h e y will leave vacancies at our table that must be filled by the incoming students," said Richard Frost, Dean of Students. T h e c o m m e n c e m e n t speaker will be Rev. T i m o t h y L. B r o w n of Holland, the Henry Bast Professor of Preaching at Western Theological Seminary. B r o w n h a s b e e n a m e m b e r of t h e seminary's faculty since 1995, and served as the Hinga-Boersma D e a n of the Chapel at Hope f r o m 2001 to 2003. Brown has been an active m e m b e r of the Holland c o m m u nity and has written several articles f o r 'The C h u r c h Herald," ' T h e R e f o r m e d R e v i e w "

and "Perspectives" magazine. Giving the Baccalaureate speech will be Rev. Carolyn Holloway, the senior pastor of the DeWitt R e f o r m e d C h u r c h on the L o w e r East Side of Manhattan, N. Y. Brown. S h e is a H o p e graduate, and also has children w h o have attended Hope. Holloway is the first A f r i c a n - A m e r i c a n w o m a n to hold the pastoral position at the DeWitt Reformed Church. "Graduation is a great and m e a n i n g f u l experience for the students and their families," said Frost. More than 6 0 0 seniors will be participating in the graduation exercises. In addition, during the c o m m e n c e m e n t Hope will present honorary degrees to J. Kermit Campbell, w h o recently retired as chairperson of the college's Board of Tustees, and D a n n y R. G a y d o u ,

Hope sets NSE grant record

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H o p e College has been awarded six grants f r o m the National Scie n c e Foundation's " R e s e a r c h Experiences f o r Undergraduates" program. T h i s beats the previous record, also held by Hope, f o r the most grants received by a liberal arts college. T h e departments of biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics and engineering and geological and environmental sciences will use the grant money, which totals over $1.4 million, to conduct full-time research over the summer. T h e grants will last 3 to 5 years.

Last Saturday, 12 H o p e students c o m p e t e d in the M i c h i g a n Chapter Student Auditions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing event. Held last Saturday, the competition included 18 categories. Four Hope students earned awards: Jennifer Boone ( ' 0 6 ) w o n first place and Chelsea K r a m e r (*07) w o n second in the S o p h o m o r e W o m e n category; Reginald Haney ( ' 0 6 ) w o n third place in Musical Theatre; and Sara Luneack ( ' 0 4 ) received honorable mention in the

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Elections ongoing for Student Congress leadership Maureen Yonovitz A R T S EOFTOR

In the midst of final e x a m s and preparations for summer break, Hope students are asked to contemplate o n e more thing: Student Congress elections. Ballots allowing students to vote f o r president, vicepresident and class representatives are n o w available online, and elections will continue until tomorrow. Those running for the position of president for the u p c o m i n g school y e a r are T i m Fry ( ' 0 5 ) , L a u r e n C a l u o r y ( ' 0 5 ) , a n d Z a c h Vander Meeden ('05). Their running m a t e s , f o r the p o s i t i o n of v i c e president, are Jennie Yamaoka ( ' 0 5 ) , C h r i s Avery ( ' 0 5 ) and f o r Jonathan Hausler ('05) respectively. Fry has served on Student C o n gress f o r the past t w o years as representative for both Kollen and C o o k Halls. Last semester as C o o k Hall representative. Fry, along with his fellow representatives, sent email updates to all C o o k residents. If elected president, this is something he hopes to continue and expand c a m p u s - w i d e . ' T o me, the most important thing that needs to be d o n e in the c o m -

ing year is to bridge the g a p between the student b o d y and Congress," Fry said. 4,I promise to continue communicating with the entire student body to build a stronger school and a stronger Student Congress. If w e can accomplish this, w e will have a better chance at achieving other successes in fixing s o m e of H o p e ' s p r o b l e m s . " Fry also w o u l d like to increase activities available to s t u d e n t s by p r o viding more table tennis and pool t a b l e s in D e w i t t and the d o r m s , as well as bringing a v i d e o - r e n t a l service to c a m p u s . "In the past. Congress simply has not worked hard enough to connect with all students," Fry said, ' i n order that ideas like these c o m e to fruition, we need to work with the entire student body." Yamaoka, F r y ' s running mate, is also interested in keeping c o m m u nication open, on a productive and on a more personal level between C o n g r e s s and H o p e students. 4 i want to work on issues that are

of c o n c e r n to s t u d e n t s , such as parking, security, and closing the gap between students and the administration," Y a m a o k a said. "I also plan on having a positive altitude, and to k e e p the attitudes of those around me positive." A l t h o u g h F r y is c u r r e n t l y in Washington. D.C. as part of an offc a m p u s study program, both he and

tantly have the passion, heart and sincere m o t i v e s to get the j o b done," Caluory said. "I work hard to serve the Hope c o m m u n i t y bec a u s e a n y t h i n g less is u n a c c e p t able." D u r i n g her time on C o n g r e s s , Caluory has worked on n u m e r o u s c o m m i t t e e s and is c u r r e n t l y cochairing a Constituency C o n c e r n s Taskforce with her running mate Avery. ' T h i s year, Chris and I have worked diligently with o u r t a s k f o r c e on implementing a video rental service on c a m p u s a n d r e t u r n i n g the scrolling signs in D e W i t t and P h e l p s to functioning order, and have been an important part in creating and advocating different proposals to improve the current parking system,"Caluory said. Both C a l u o r y and Avery a g r e e that Student Congress is a vital part of Hope College and plan to continue working to m a k e it the best it can be f o r the entire student body. "It is through Student Congress that w e have the privilege of taking this college and molding it into

To me, the most important thing that needs to be done...is to bridge the gap between the student body and Congress. — T i m Fry ('05) Yamaoka can be reached by e-mail at any t i m e . M o r e i n f o r m a t i o n about their campaign can be found at w w w . v o t e t i m a n d j e n n i e . c o m . Caluory has been involved with Student Congress since her freshman year, serving as Kollen Hall representative f o r t w o years, and, currently, as a junior class representative. "I am running f o r President bec a u s e I h a v e the necessary skills and dedication, but more impor-

Earth Jam, an annual concert event sponsored by Hope's Environmental Issues Group, was held Saturday in celebration of Earth Day. Several bands, including Hope for August, shown, and Harriet Beecher Stowe entertained students in the Pine Grove. Free food and summer-like weather aided the celebration.

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what we want it to be," Avery said. " A s students, it is our responsibility to continue improving this place. M a n y of us w o u l d readily admit that Hope College is not perfect, but with passion, desire and the grace of God, w e can make it what it can be." Vander Meeden and Hausler do not have a lot of experience in Student Congress, but do have a desire to make it more accessible to students. "Zach and I feel strongly that the student body is not aware of the role Student Congress plays in their everyday lives, and also are not aware of the avenues available to make their concerns (known)," Hausler said. Two representatives for each class will also be elected this week. Running f o r the position of senior class r e p r e s e n t a t i v e are John Rodstrom, Kelley Hutchins and Samara Webb. B r a n d o n M e r s m a n is the only candidate for junior class representative. T h e race for s o p h o m o r e repr e s e n t a t i v e is m o r e c o m p e t i t i v e : Brad Matson, Ashley DeHudy, Chelsea Kramer and Will Nettleton are running.

Final Exam Schedule MONDAY

Exam Time 8:00 10:30 2:00

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Stopping rape will not happen in one semester: it is a continuous process. T h e s u m m e r months often stifle projects and controversies at H o p e , but don't let this s u m m e r m a k e you stop thinking about rape, or any other causes or controversies for that matter. A s long as w o m e n are victims of sexual assault, m e n who care about w o m e n must stand up against this violence. With this in mind, H o p e needs a group of m e n w h o will continually and publicly denounce rape. M a n y of the men attending the all-male panel expressed a desire for an ongoing conversation about rape and such a group w o u l d be a perfect opportunity for this. Just T h e simple existence of this group would send a message to H o p e ' s c o m m u n i t y that m e n will not

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Don't stop ending rape tolerate rape on this campus. T h e main purpose of such an organization would be to make a political stance simply by existing and discussing rape, but it could also hold fundraising events f o r the

S o m e of their past p r o g r a ms have included date-rape seminars, self-defense workshops, a sexual-assault awareness series, and contacts with c a m p u s and c o m m u n i t y

Center for W o m e n in transition or other such causes. Also, next semester, Stephanie M c C a n n ( ' 0 5 ) will be resurrecting C a m p u s Assault Awareness, Response, and Education next fall. According to the student development website, C . A . A . R . E . ' s purpose is "to implement and promote sexual assault education and prevention program s f o r the Hope c o m m u n i t y . " C . A . A . R . E . dissolved after the spring of 2 0 0 3 when all of its m e m b e r s graduated.

M c C a n n is also planning a m o c k rape trial and helping to create a Hope College sexual assault policies procedure that is •• separate from the sexual harassment policies brochure and various other projects. Attending ' T a k e Back the Night" and the "Clothesline Project," both organized by the W o m e n ' s Issues Organization, are also excellent ways to be involved in ending rape. T h e college administration should also allow W I O to hold the Clothesline Project in the Pine Grove instead of in a

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If you feel passionately about ending rape, do something about it.

hidden r o o m in Phelps Hall. If you are interested in b e c o m i n g a C.A.A.R.E. m e m b e r - it's open to both m e r and w o m e n - or helping M c C a n n with any of these projects, please email her at stephanie.mccann@hope.edu. Unfortunately, I will be graduating b e f o r e most of this gets underway, but 1 would also be willing to discuss forming a M e n Against Rape organization at Hope or other ways to help end rape at Hope with anyone w h o is interested. You can contact me at phillip.waalkes@hope.edu. Students have an e n o r m o u s amount of p o w e r to create change at Hope. In a sense, we as c o l l e g e students are consumers by attending Hope, and if you are not fully satisfied with part of the product, the faculty and administration will listen. So i: you feel passionately about ending rape at Hope, do something about it!


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Aerial takes concert into summer season Company brings dance back to Knick stage in May Becky Lathrop STAFF REPORTER

Since 1986 when it was founded. Hope C o l l e g e ' s Aerial D a n c e Theater has performed around the country and the world, and will be returning once again to its home theater, the Knickerbocker, for two sets of performances in May. W i t h a c o n t e m p o r a r y , t h e a t r i c a l and multimedia repertory. Aerial performs dances that touch the emotions and bring difficult n e w i m a g e r y to t h e s t a g e . T h e i r contemporary style and diverse performances are meant to entertain audience members, while also educating and stimulating them. Geared toward family audiences. Aerial's most rapidly approaching performance, 4 Tamily Affair," will be at the Knickerbocker May 4-7. Keeping the interests of the family audiences in mind, the performances will begin at 11 a.m., and rather than running for close to two hours as the normal concerts do, they will last for only about 50 minutes. Free popcorn is provided for all who attend and ticket prices are much less expensive, costing only $2 for each adult, and children 12 and under are free.

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A popular dance event during the school year, Aerial Dance Theatre also performs in May. This year's concert will take place May 21 and 22 in the Knickerbocker. T h e " F a m i l y A f f a i r " will display a completely different dance program than the one to be p e r f o r m e d at the spring d a n c e concert. Works such as "Bolero" and "Side Show" will be performed along with a new work entitled " U N E T " by Steven lannacone, w h o alongside Linda G r a h a m , co-directs Aerial.

Graham is excited for this year's "Family A f f a i r " p e r f o r m a n c e and t h e i n d i v i d u a l dances that will be displayed in it. "All are d a n c e s w h i c h h a v e strong choreography, interesting theatrical effects, and should be great fun for all," Graham said. A f e w w e e k s after the " F a m i l y A f f a i r " performance. Aerial will once again take the

stage on May 21 and 22 to present its Spring Concert, which will be shared with the Butler Dance Ensemble from Butler Uniersity in Indianapolis, Indiana. Graham is looking forward to sharing this c o n c e r t with t h e Butler c o m p a n y and is excited to bring their work to West Michigan. Having performed with Butler at the Lilly Theater on the Butler University campus, this will be Aerial's second combined concert w i t h t h e e n s e m b l e , a n d it is o n e t h a t according to Graham, should be exciting on many levels. Among other pieces. Aerial will feature a new work by Eva P a r a d a v e , a guest c h o r e o g r a p h e r f r o m G r o s s o M o d o dance company in association with the University of Queretaro, Mexico, which Hope has been associated with since their trip to Queretaro in May 2001. "Garden of Earthly Delight" by lannacone will be revisited in the concert and Graham's work "Past Life Memories" will feature the Holland Chorale, who will be singing live at the performance. Tickets f o r the Spring Concert will be available at the door at $6 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Children 12 and under are admitted free. They are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. on both nights.

Organists perform recitals as part of Tulip Time events Joe Turbessi STAFF REPORTER

As most Hope Students know all too well, the end of the year brings with it both finals and the famous Tulip T i m e festival of Holland. What most Hope students do not know is that the organ department of Hope College offers a total of 32 organ recitals in a 4 day period of the festival! From Wednesday May 5 through Saturday May 8, past and present organ students of Hope will perform the Tulip Time organ r e c i t a l s . E v e r y day, t h e p e r f o r m e r s will play 8 recitals, beginning on the half hour, with the first at 10 a.m. This year there are twelve performers and all recitals take place in Dimnent Chapel. A c c o r d i n g to Huw L e w i s , professor of organ at Hope College, the existence of the T u l i p T i m e

Recitals is evidence of the vitality of Hope College's organ program. " W h i l e t h e t r e n d at c o l l e g e s across the nation is to cut organ programs, the enrollment in Hope's organ p r o g r a m is g r o w i n g consistently, peaking this year at about 16 students," said Lewis. T h e organists will p e r f o r m on both organs in Dimnent Chapel. The Gallery organ (located in the b a l c o n y of t h e C h a p e l ) is t h e smaller of the two instruments. The Chancel Organ, located in the front of the Chapel, is a fairly large instrument. A c c o r d i n g to L e w i s , t h e o r g a n is t r u l y magnificent. " S k i n n e r ' s [the organ builder] instruments are now regarded as treasures, and Hope's instrument is considered by experts the world o v e r t o be o n e o f S k i n n e r ' s

Organ performers clockwise from top left: Peter Kurdziel, Linda Strouf, Huw Lewis, Rob Abbott, Heidi Dykema, Susan DeKam, Patricia Pratt, Marilyn van der Velde and Sara Bolkema. Not shown: Abbie Rockwocd, Elizabeth Claar and Krista Shinew. masterpieces" said Lewis. Student performers at the Tulip Time Organ Recitals include Sara Bolkema ('04), Heidi D y k e m a

('04) and Abbie Rockwood ('06). In a d d i t i o n , R o b A b b o t t ( ' 9 7 ) , E l i z a b e t h Claar, Susan D e K a m C02), Peter Kurdziel ('96), Patricia

Pratt ('81), Krista Shinew ( ' 0 1 ) , Marilyn van der Velde and faculty m e m b e r s Linda Strouf and H u w Lewis will also be performing.

Summer Rep Theatre returns Neil S i m o n s STAFF REPORTER

The Gallery Organ, located in the Chapel balcony, is one of the instruments on which the Tulip Time concerts will be performed.

Hope College has a long history of fine theater performance, but this relationship of great entertainment and Hope's theater department is not exclusive to students and faculty. The 2004 Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, now entering its thirtythird s e a s o n , is s c h e d u l e d t o begin in late June, with rehearsals starting at the end of May. H S R T is a s u m m e r - l o n g residence for professionals and interns, drawing talent from all over the country. Nearly 130

professionals and interns are employed for a period of thirteen to fifteen weeks and are involved in several productions throughout the summer: four shows playing at DeWitt, one on the smaller second stage, two children's performances in the studio theater and a single cabaret show at the Park Theater. Shows being considered for this s u m m e r ' s season include " A r m s and the M a n , " " A r t , " " O l i v e r . " ' T h e Taffetas" and "Godspell." The f i n a l s e l e c t i o n o c c u r s a f t e r the release of rights to HSRT. T h e interns consist of college students f r o m schools across the country. A number of students from

H o p e ' s theater department are also among those involved in the many disciplines hired for the summer. These fields include all realms of production—acting, stage m a n a g e m e n t , publicity, scenery, costume design, lighting and sound. " O n e of the strengths of this program is the combination of the pros with the students," said Mary Schakel, Producing D i r e c t o r of H S R T . "The extraordinary thing is that there is a huge range of talent." For more information, call the DeWitt Ticket O f f i c e at (616) 395-7890.


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The Anchor is more than just a newspaper for its staff members. The Anchor is our lives. Each and every week, w e make countless phone calls, fix computer problems, write, edit, layout our pages and make numerous Kletz runs in the process of putting out an issue. From start to finish, we oversee every aspect of the Anchor, from website production to copy editing, from ad design to photography. We have dedicated ourselves to journalism...at least for Tuesday night. Here is a random sampling of how our hard work brings you the latest news.

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Editor-in-Chief Anjey Dykhuis assigns stories to staff members and section editors at the Anchor's Wednesday night meeting.

Sports Editor Brad Vanderberg (*05) makes a phone Interview to finish up his stories.

Anjey Dykhuis shows Managing Editor Mackenzie Smith ('07) some of the changes that need to be made on her page.

Photo Editor Rob Ondra ('04) helps Arts Editor Maureen Yonovitz ( 05) with a few technical problems.

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Making Memories

Here's to changing for the better So I was looking in the mirror this morning and realized that things change. Alright, so I realized things changed long before I looked in the mirror this morning, but it was more pronounced this morning since I ' m a senior and Anchor staff who are seniors get to write goodbye columns, and, well, my column wasn't even started as of this morning. So I was looking in the mirror this morning, and thinking about the column, and wondering what the heck 1 should write about. 1 could have written about a lot things. I ' m very opinionated and speak my mind, but the question was how to lie into the four years F v e spent at Hope. As I ' m writing, I still don't know, but here it goes, and yes, folks, I ' m going to get on my soapbox one last time. One of the first columns I wrote as part of the Anchor staff was about World AIDS Day. At the time, a whole continent was dying of a disease that can be prevented; with the right medication, it can be treated rather effectively. Sadly, Africa didn't have the money to buy these drugs and educate the people on the continent. Not a lot has changed since I wrote the column. President Bush may have promised money to the people in Africa and the Caribbean over a year ago, and the bill may have become a law in May 2003, but Africa and the Caribbean have yet to see any money from the U.S. I find it very sad that a country with so much monetary wealth and with capabilities of bringing

down a dictator in months cannot even keep its promise to a whole continent where 6,000 people a day die from AIDS. Just one more reason why I believe the U.S. is not a Christian nation. Four years ago, many of the headlines in the Anchor revolved around the Gay Straight Forum/ Alliance, which later became known as the Sexuality Roundtable (heaven forbid a Hope organization have " G a y " in the title). That was four years ago and the roundtable's task was to open the discussion about sexuality, yet the hostility on campus towards homosexuals is still active. Once again, this is very sad. Three years ago, life changed for every single person in the United States when two airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center. Even if you don't think you were affected by September 11, think about traveling since then, or if you are from an Arab country, being fingerprinted and questioned. Three years ago, I was sitting in criminology learning about the Oklahoma City bombing. For the class, I, along with two of my fellow classmates, had to be Timothy McVeigh's defense attorneys. Talk about opening eyes to a whole different side of the story. I learned f r o m that experience that most likely the government lies to us frequently and often. The current situation with Iraq and the questions about the Bush administration's honesty has only cemented that idea. So even though things change, with graduation coming and all, maybe they don't change as much as we think. Maybe we should try to change the world a little more. If we stopped being apathetic about situations around

us, maybe things would really change. If we started caring about those around us and in the world and respecting each other, maybe the change would be for the better. Remember, though, that people who change the world speak up, voice their opinion and get ridiculed for it. I say bravo to the Anchor, who regularly gets ridiculed for being, at times, a dissident voice with the administration's policies. Maybe if more people didn't just believe what they are spoon-fed to believe and instead questioned more and challenged more, the world would change. So here is the end of my final senior column goodbye rant. When I came to Hope four years ago I was a very different person then I am now. I d like to think I changed for the belter, but only time will tell. What I do know is that I plan on continuing to grow, and not just look at changing myself and growing into who I'm meant to be, but that I will continue to look at the world around me and see where I can help. I want to make a difference; I want to make a change so that when 1 look in the mirror many years down the road, I can look and think of how things have changed for the better. So that is the end. God bless all of Hope College, even if you don't agree with me, although I ' m sure God would (that was sarcasm, by the way). Thank you to those of you w h o have listened to my rantings, especially m y wonderful housemates. With that, goodbye.

This is what I'll remember from Hope, in order by year. Phelps Hall, milk chug. The Ping-Pong Caper, Marty's hair, sports in the hall, Trevor, the roommates-with-the-samename phenomenon, Dykstra rat. Barbie Gold, the first deathtrap loft, the UN kids. Big Burrito, sleeping on the couch and watching M T V 4 or something, JJ and Street Sounds and Security, the Grand Prix, the dead battery. East Grand Rapids, Counterparts and Presto, the pink CDs, Scary Hobo, frizbee golf, Diablo 11, eyes and ears, red Kool-aid. "On a scale of o n e . . . " the lobster. Jane Bast's house, the Pull. Nykerk, getting hurt in the Pull. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, not liking CKY, Princess Mononoke, Anchor photo assistant, Andrew Lotz, 7-11, Pho-16, William Pannapacker. Phelps Hall again, the second deathtrap loft. The TV Incident, look at this; I don't get it. Final Fantasy X," ehh ehh ehh E H H H H H H H H H . " the X B O X , the Dreamcast, Jet Grind Radio, my computer. The Chinese Ghost Tale, the Go Go Accord, Mr. Jones, Crimson Jihad. Ragnarok Online, the Technos Program, learning Japanese, the use of half Hope's bandwidth, more eyes and ears, winning Nykerk, the Troll, Bust-a-Move 4, the burning car, liking CKY, The Big Lebowski, Anchor Photo Editor, Matt Cook, Minnesota, "Pizza is a meat," Moulin Rouge, Memphis James, The Substitute 4, Sammy's, CIT, James Kennedy. Cook Hall, car club, running amok o n Thanksgiving, Spittin' O, the pumpkin helmet and cooking, rule 16.1, statistics, the Integra T^pe R, Lansing, M o m o rims, Koalla Yummies, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider's Course, the B M W F650GS at Western Seminary, the A M D conference in the bad section of Detroit, networking, research-

ing the NES, SSX, Anchor Phone Editor, Nick Denis, Orlando, Spirited Away, Dr. Doom, the Ducati jacket, the speedometer, the Go Go Accord's headers, Andy Nakajima. Columbia Apartments, the basement, the mouse, Wankel, the 7, goodbye Go Go Accord, hello 7, the Honda Thumper, fish, a hard semester; an easy semester, a little, 131, Indeed!, fencing, j o b hunting sucks, English Premier League. 22nd birthday pinata, the arrival of Dave, all those viruses. Anchor copy editor, Anjey and Nick, "Left the most parts at the track" award. Dawn of the Dead. Down with the Sickness, Matt Cook's shoes, " I ' m a b e ~ a r , " "Go!," "Yea-ah!," the Turkey Trot, the STI, the DelSol, "Off, please," the two week rule, "Never try this if y o u ' r e a monkey!," "120 psi! Drop the clutch!" I just know that there are so many more things that I haven't mentioned here. If you would care to notice, there are very few references to academia. That's because it's not the interesting part. Sure, it's an important part, but I doubt anyone will say at their 10-year reunion, "Hey, remember the time in calc 2 when professor so : and-so gave the problem involving two radicals? That was awesome!" Point being, that college isn't all about classes and homework and grades. But I ' m sure we all know that already. Enjoy the time y o u ' v e got here, because it will rock harder than working in an office. So get out and enjoy the sunny days while they're here, because Michigan doesn't have more than a handful of them each year. And for the other 360 days when it's snowing, make a giant mural out of snow. D o n ' t try to clean - it w o n ' t stick. And don't take candy f r o m strangers. Nah, on second thought, go ahead.

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To the editor: Two weeks ago, an article was written describing a proposal to increase diversity on Hope's campus. Last week, two responses to the article both acknowledged our efforts and raised poignant concerns. T h e praise given to us is undeserved; our proposal is not a perfect, end-all solution. Many ideas could and should be modified, and we would like to thank people for voicing apprehensions regarding our efforts as they h e l p us understand weaknesses inherent in our proposal. However, we are not trying to beat "the diversity bush to death." We are trying to help it grow prosperously. We also acknowledge that Hope, "with the exception of a f e w remarkable people, does not want diversity," and that "the whole campus needs to adopt a role." We put forth this effort because acceptance of diversity is an option that many can choose to avoid and in the hope that the campus will develop an "inward desire to change." Our proposal is not purely focused on housing. In fact, the majority of our proposal is concerned with integrating diversity into the campus. We are aware of the unfortunate exclusion and seclusion that may initially result f r o m separate housing. That said, we endorse the communal living environment, which will potentially provide a h o m e for those who have expressed the dissatisfaction of being dispersed across campus and allow community members to feel like a welcome group. Also, the proposal is meant to grow and develop

with time. The housing solution is not seen as a permanent solution, only as a way to develop a c o m m u nity that will become self-sufficient and provide support. Most important to this proposal are programs to be developed which, we hope, will further awareness on Hope's campus. Collaboration with Holland's community will put that awareness into a larger context. Our current system of integration, given that the numbers of those in the minority on campus are so few, fails to do its job. We feel that any change is for the better. If our program is unsuccessful in its goals, we must learn from its failures and adopt a new method in order to progress toward accepting diversity in every understanding of the term. Changes made will not come overnight. However, change must be started by "students who take the initiative." Hope doesn't need to be fixed; it needs to be allowed to blossom to its full potential. Hope students attend a "liberal" arts college. T h e purpose of a liberal arts education is exposure. However, Hope students are currently deprived of a full liberal arts education as a result of the lack of significant diversity. Diversity in all manners, in and out of the classroom, in our opinion, is essential to our education.

—Matt Boote ('07) —Carley Laux ('07) —Amanda McConnell ('07) —Patrice Roberts ('07)

Alumnus advice: "Let's get the cowboy out of office" To the editor: In his column in the 4/14 edition of the Anchor, Jeremy Brieve was right about one thing: In November, the American people will make a choice that will greatly affect our country for the next four years. As far as I can see, however, the logic stops there. T h e c o l u m n c a l l e d the B u s h administration's response to 9/11 "swift and effective." The swift effectiveness of it all must be why we have not captured or killed the man in charge of the responsible organization, and invaded a country that has been proven time and again to not be involved with the attacks. Even worse, the fear factor used by the administration to trick the American people into war is now being called into question. This is bigger than a case of, " W h o o p s , sorry guys." Also, instead of attacking or otherwise punishing the country that most of the hijackers were f r o m , Saudi Arabia, w e ignored them, which brings into question the business ties that the Bush family has with the royal Saudi family.

On the home front, the Bush administration is combating terrorism with o n e of the most oppressive bills, not to mention one of the worst acronyms to date, the USA PATRIOT Act. This bill provides the government the ability to violate the American citizenry's privacy in unprecedented ways, and label anybody as an "enemy combatant" as they see fit. This has led t o u n e x p l a i n e d d e t a i n m e n t in Guantanamo Bay for many for almost three years. B u s h ' s economic plan is similarly flawed. Instead of attacking any economic problems head on. Bush has instead decided to give m o r e m o n e y to those who don't need it, n a m e l y the wealthy and those at the top of big companies. Two million j o b s have been lost since Bush took office, despite the massive growth that the administration is touting as proof that their plan is working. In addition, the national debt has skyrocketed to $7 trillion, which usually does not signify economic growth. P e r h a p s my biggest complaint about Bush is his values and morals. Brieve claims that Bush will

" . . . d e f e n d traditional family values." Now, that would be fine, if the entire country could be united behind one value system. The problem with this statement is that America was founded on diversity. Our constitution protects freedom of religion and freedom of values. I, for one, am not Christian, and do not want anybody coming into my home telling me to live by C h r i s t i a n v a l u e s , w h i c h is Bush's plan. This country's other non-Christian inhabitants are likely to agree with me. I do a d m i r e the conviction of Bush and his administration. Because of their defense of the Def e n s e of M a r r i a g e A c t , D i c k Cheney is ignoring the voice of his own daughter, a lesbian. He m a y not have her support, but at least he has his beliefs. Bush's plan for this country would see our constitution eroded, our economy failing, and our imperialism growing. November does hold a l a n d m a r k choice for this country. Let's get the cowboy out of office.

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While the Flying Dutchmen look all three road games against the last place Kalamazoo Hornets, it was unable to climb in the M I A A standings. remaining in third-place at 84 behind conference f o e s Adrian and Albion . In g a m e o n e of S a t u r d a y ' s d o u b l e h e a d e r , H o p e starter Jon Deming ( ' 0 4 ) took a no-no into the

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Softball picks up three wins Softball plays well at Illinois Wesleyan tournament; take 3 of 4 Andy Borozan S P O R T S EDITOR

Things only got better for the Dutch after a Friday night loss. The Dutch put its to the grindstone and went on a rampage on Saturday winning all three of their games, outscoring their opponents 15-7 on the day. Friday night witnessed the Dutch bowing to Illinois Wesleyan, the host of the tournament, by a score of 83. The Titans came out on fire, scoring five runs in the first two innings. Hope couldn't bounce back, dropping its thirteenth game on the year. Hope was held to just one extra-base hit in the game and left six on base. Leadoff hitter Candace Graham ('05) had a good day, however, getting two hits and scoring two runs. Hope then took on nationally ranked University of Chicago and got what they needed; great pitching and a win. Rebecca Whitman ('06), A m a n d a Boden ('06) and Kelsey Guisbert ('06) pitched seven solid innings helping the Dutch to its twelfth win on the year. Hope pulled away in the second and third innings taking a 3-1 lead. A scare in the fifth inning saw the Maroons make it a one-run game, but a Kelly Kraft ('04) homerun in the seventh sealed the deal for the Dutch as it cruised to a 5-3 win. Hope kept the ball rolling against Fontbonne College as it took both games of a double header. The first game saw Hope scoring four runs on just six hits. Hope grabbed a 3-0 lead early and staved off a late charge by

Fontbonne to come away with the 4-2 win. Kraft went one for two with two runs batted in and Lauren Vande Kopple ( ' 0 5 ) added two hits and a run batted in. Guisbert pitched a complete game for the Dutch and struck out an astounding eight batters while only walking one. In the second game of the double feature, Hope scored all six of its runs in the last three innings and came away with the 6 - 2 win, improving its record to 14-13. Costly errors by Fontbonne led to the late surge as only one of Hope's sbc runs were earned. Lindsay Brown ('07) pitched six innings of one run ball improving her earned run average to a measly 1.50. Nicole Izenbaard ('07) went perfect at the plate connecting for four hits for the Dutch. Allison Miller ('04) had a sacrifice fly in the sixth. ' T h i s weekend we did really well. Our hitters really pulled through for us making it possible for three victories," c o m m e n t e d Shanna Elston ('06) on this weekend's games. "Everyone contributes and there really isn't a weak spot in our batting line up which is evidenced by the many different people with home run hits this season. Our pitchers have been awesome a n d o u r d e f e n s e h a s b e e n a w e s o m e at backing them up."

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Tuesday's game: Aquinas 5, Hope 3 The Dutchmen carried a 3-1 lead heading into the ninth inning, but the visiting Saints roared back to put four runs up on the board to stun the Dutchmen. It was the second time this season the Saints posted a comeback victory against Hope. Earlier this month, the Dutchmen blew a seven-run lead at Aquinas en route to a 9-8 defeat. Tennis

Tuesday's men's match: Calvin 7, Hope 2 T h e Dutchmen dropped its first M I A A match of the season (4-1). Congratulations to softball player Lauren Vande Kopple ('05) and baseball players Jon Deming ( 04) and Mike VanderVelde ( ' 0 7 ) on their M I A A players of the week honors.

six runs striking out four. The Dutchmen took a safe 12-7 lead into the last half of the ninth after Mike Billingsley ( ' 0 5 ) held the Hornets to one run in 1.1 innings of work. Mike Rodgers ( ' 0 7 ) had a rough ninth inning but earned his second save of the season preserving a 12-10 Hope victory. "It was obviously important to stay in the conference race," said Deming about the sweep. "It was i m p o r t a n t b e c a u s e w e had very good performances from many different people. We are starting to step up and hit the ball in critical situations and score some runs. It is big for our confidence." T h e D u t c h m e n h a v e w o n six straight h e a d i n g into this week. L o o k i n g ahead to this w e e k e n d , Albion is currently ahead of the Dutchmen in the standings. A series victory would help the Dutchmen climb into second place, while a s w e e p m a y put t h e m a t o p the standings. Adrian will have a weekend off after taking two of three from the Britons last weekend.

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Golfers swing into spring Golf tees off spring season Andy Borozan S P O R T S EDFTOR

The spring golf season got underway for both w o m e n ' s and m e n ' s teams with tournaments at D e P a u w and Wooster. T h e short season saw both teams get off to a good start. T h e men finished lO111 in the 17 t e a m field at the Wooster, Ohio Invitational. Hope ended the two-day event 50 strokes behind winner Otterbein. Captain Jeff Melville ( ' 0 4 ) led the way for the Dutchmen by shooting a 77 the first 18 and an 83 the second for a combined 160. Other Hope finishers were Aaron Peacock ('07) 85-77-162, Nate Golomb ('07) 85-82-167, Kody T a y l o r ( ' 0 5 ) 8 3 - 8 6 - 1 6 9 and Alden Hoksbergen ( ' 0 6 ) 95-85180. The men played in their last tournament of the year on Monday in the Furniture City Classic.

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T h e women faired well in its tournament in DePauw finishing 5 , h out of 12 t e a m s , j u s t 3 0 strokes behind first-place finisher DePauw. Lacey Wicksall ( ' 0 4 ) went out on top as a sen i o r as s h e f i n i s h e d s e c o n d among all players by shooting a 38-37-75. Captain Sarah Scholten ( ' 0 4 ) faired well by shooting a 43-41-84. Scores f r o m other D u t c h golfers included Marianne Brown ( ' 0 4 ) 40-45-85, Brittanny Philo ('06) 4 3 - 4 6 - 8 9 and K i m H a r r i s o n ('07) with a 52-50-102. "This weekend was a good weekend. We played very well as a team and we finished well. For how short our spring season is, we are already into the swing of things," said Holly Sneller ('07), who finished with a 4248-90. "Next weekend is a big weekend for us because we need to play well to go on like we all would really like to do. The team is looking good and if we all play our own game we should do great."

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