J a m for the Earth Seniors to bid farewell A n interview with H o p e seniors: m e m o r i e s a n d post-grad plans Hainnah Gingrich Staff W
M a n y students yearn for the day they advance to the “real world,” but generally find that four years of college pass in seconds. With graduation approaching swiftly, The Anchor asked several seniors to answer a few questions about their memories of H o p e and thoughts about life beyond.
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MUSIC FOR THE PLANET— Chaplain Kate Davelaar kicks off Earth J a m on Friday, April 19. The celebration in the Kletz w a s the final event of H op e College’s Earth Week.
The A n ch or’s first interview was with N o a h M c La ren (T3), an English Literature major and Religion minor. T h e Anchor: W h a t ’s after graduation? Noah McLaren: I’m admitted at Western Theological Seminary, just next door, and will register for Fall classes within the week. A: Favorite m e m o r y ? N M : M o s t of m y favorite memories, not surprisingly, have to do with m y involvement with the Worship Team. It's been the
single most formative experience in m y H o p e College career, and it’s also the biggest thing propelling m e into seminary next year. I love playing with these people, and I'm so grateful for the opportunity to help lead this campus in worship. A Favorite class? N M : Probably m y FYS. It was the second day of classes and I got to go read and talk about C.S. Lewis with Professor Schakel and a bunch of other students, several of w h o m I’m still close to. Schakel’s class was pivotal in m y understanding of what it means to attend a Liberal Arts college'. I c a m e in thinking I would try pr em ed or business (so basically I w as directionless in terms of study, along with most of us). Dealing with The Chronicles of Narnia in essay form helped center m e in m y n e w identity as an English major going into a Divinity program (though admittedly I didn’t declare I was an English major until the Spring of m y sophomore year).
A: A n y unique squirrel experiences? N M : I went to high school at Black River just a few blocks away, so I k n e w campus pretty well. I also k n e w there was a Squabbit running -around somewhere (that is, a squirrel that’s missing its tail due to accident or intentional violence). I saw said Squabbit sometime during m y junior year of high school, but then the Squabbit disappeared. It re-emerged last Fall. I saw it in October. Either that, or w e got a n e w one. A: W h a t do you hope to be doing someday? N M I don’t k n o w what life will be like post-seminary. I m a y continue in worship ministry, or be called to something more pastoral, or maybe I’ll give in and try to get an English Ph.D. Whatever I do, I'm going to keep reading good literature and making music. SEE
Both Reynolds to retire after this year Madalyn Muncy Co-Editor in Chief
The H o p e College community is losing two beloved, and longserving m e m b e r s of the faculty. William Reynolds, D e a n of the Arts and Humanities, and his wife, M a u r a Reynolds, associate professor of Latin and director of advising, will retire at the end of the academic year. Having c o m e to H o p e as a m e m b e r of the English faculty in 1971, William Reynolds has held a variety of roles. H e chaired the English department from 1987 until 1994, w h e n he was appointed dean. Since his appointment almost 20 years ago, the arts and humanities division has seen n e w and improved facilities, and the hiring of nearly 50 n e w faculty members. Over the 40 years he has been at Hope, Reynolds claims that though there has been the construction of n e w buildings and the constant flow of n e w students, it hasn't changed all that much.
“O n e w a y it hasn’t changed is the w a y that so m a n y people strive so m u c h of the time to m a k e H o p e student-centered, to help every student realize his or her m a x i m u m potential," said Reynolds. Reynolds has contributed to this student-centered focus. After he was appointed dean, he continued to teach courses in writing and world literature, the history of the English language, and British literature. H e currently co-teaches a Jane Austen course with Professor Peter Schakel, and says that he will continue to co-teach during the 2013-14 school year. When asked about his favorite Hope memory, Reynolds said he had a difficult time choosing. H e did say that he has never been m o r e proud of his affiliation to H o p e than w h e n the theatre department’s production of “Rose and the Rime" was performed at the Ke nn edy Center in Washington, D.C., in 2007. “I felt goose b u m p s all over at the start of the play. I re me mbe r
one of the actors saying from the stage, 'Here w e are at the Kennedy Center - little old H o p e College - h o w about that?’ or something to that effect,” said Reynolds. M a u r a Reynolds also could not choose a favorite H o p e memory, saying there are just “too m any" to choose just one. Joining the college in 1975, She has held several roles, including director of the Academic Support Center, Latin associate professor, coordinator for First Year Seminar, and n o w director of advising. Like her husband, Reynolds has appreciated the studentcentered approach at Hope. “M y favorite part about working at H o p e is easy - the people. I work in a studentcentered office. Students, faculty, staff, families— they're the favorite parts of m y work,” she said. The couple cited no big plans for the coming year of retirement; however, they both look forward to having mo re time to volunteer.
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SO O N TO BE RETIREES— Mau ra and William Reynolds were honored for over 80 years of combined service to Hope. “W e ’ll stay in Holland, be able to say ‘yes’ to m o r e volunteer opportunities, and adjust to and enjoy this n e w phase of our lives,” said M a u r a Reynolds. “O u r plan this year was to wait till w e are actually retired and then m a k e plans. W e look forward to being less ‘on the SPORTS
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HENDRIX RETIREMENT Professor of Accounting at H o p e College, Lynne Hendrix will be retiring after this school year. Hendrix has worked at Hope since 1984 as a professor and the director of the Accounting and Finance Internships Program. Hendrix attended Eastern Michigan University for her B A and Grand Valley State University for her M B A . In 2005 Hendrix recieved “Accounting Educator of the Year” from the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.
A n n a Slemp (’13), a chemistry major with a management minor. A: W h a t ’s after graduation? Anna Slemp: After graduation I’ll be attending the Indiana University School of Optometry in Bloomington, IN to pursue a Doctor of Optometry degree. A: Favorite m e m o r y ? AS: It’s hard to pick just one favorite H o p e College m e m o r y because I've had so m a n y great experiences here. A n all-time favorite m e m o r y would be m y involvement in Greek Life and joining Dorian m y freshman year because it has given m e s o m e of the best friends, love, support, and a family that I will forever hold in m y heart. A: Favorite class? AS: M y favorite class was
Professor Montano's senior seminar, ‘Roots and Routes' because it taught m e about life, the paths it takes us on, and h o w the journey shapes us in so m a n y different ways. A: A n y unique squirrel experiences? SS: N o t really, just the occasional squirrel jumping out of a trashcan to scare you to death. A: W h a t do you hope to be doing someday? SS: After graduation from IU, I hope to travel abroad working as a medical missionary, perhaps for T O M S or MercyShips. Ultimately, I want to work with non-profits or community health centers in s o m e capacity, helping to build co mm uni ty as well as reaching out and helping others to see.
♦ SENIORS, from page 1 Leah Labarge ('13), a geology and math major. A: What's after graduation? Leah LaBarge: I have two s u m m e r jobs through August, but I don’t have plans for the fall yet. A: Favorite m e m o r y ? LL: A lot of m y favorite H o p e College memories took place on geology road trips. A: Favorite class? LL: Hydrogeology. A: A n y unique squirrel experiences? LL: O n c e a squirrel got into our house in the middle of the night, and w e had to chase it out. It was traumatic. A: W h a t do you hope to be doing someday? LL: S o m e d a y I hope to be an environmental consultant.
S o m e of the leaders of H o p e ’ Colleges various student organizations have mixed feelings about whether or not Student Congress is fulfilling their mission to the best of their ability, particularly w h e n it is time to decide budgets. M e g h a n M u n o z (’13), coeditor of The Milestone, Hope's yearbook, has been frustrated with the budgeting process. “W e have found that Student Congress does not recognize that publishing costs increase each year. They have not given us enough m o n e y to cover our costs,” said Munoz. M u n o z continued, “I honestly do not k n o w if there is a better w a y for th em to do budgets because I feel like most groups go over [their budgets] just in their base costs, such as our publishing fees let alone the photography fees, shipping costs and supplies.” M u n o z goes on to say that when The Milestone had issues with their camera, they lost three weeks of events because of Student Congress’ unresponsiveness. N o t all student organizations feel this way. The manager of see
Hope mourns death of Tod Gugino Courtesy of Hope PR Tod Gugino, long time director of chemistry laboratories and founder of the popular s u m m e r science camps for children at H o p e College, died on Saturday, April 20, after an extended illness. H e was 49. A m e m b e r of the staff for mo re than a quarter century, he is remembered as an indispensible colleague whose dedication and positive outlook inspired and added immensely to the experience of students not only at H o p e but across West Michigan. “Tod Gugino was central to the effective operation of Hope's chemistry teaching and research programs,” said Dr. William F. Polik, w h o is the Edward and Elizabeth H o f m a Professor of Chemistry and chairperson of the department at Hope. “H e always did m u c h mo re than was expected." “To d ’s optimism and encouragement inspired students to achieve mo re than they thought they could," Polik said. "He gave selflessly to H o p e College and also reached out to local schools and the community. W e will miss him immensely." Gugino, w h o was a 1985 H o p e graduate, joined the staff in 1986. H e developed the s u m m e r science-camp program in the latter 1990s, initially teaching the sessions and subsequently recruiting and supervising
a team of Hope-student instructors. The program has grown to feature dozens of camps in multiple disciplines, with several hundred children attending each summer. Gugino also established a school-year “Lil’ Science Club" program for children. In recognition of his service to the division of natural' and applied sciences, he received the D e a n ’s Science Division Staff Excellence A w a r d in December 2010. H e was honored in particular for his effectiveness and the high quality of his student and faculty interaction. In addition to his other active involvement at Hope, he and his wife, Brenda, w h o survives him, served as resident hall directors for several years in the 1980s and 1990s. A s a student, Gugino was a m e m b e r of the varsity m e n ’s basketball team for three seasons. Gugino majored in biology and minored in chemistry at Hope. In addition to Brenda, survivors include the couple’s four children: Danielle, Rachel, and twins Taryn and Tyler.
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H o p e professor relives B o s t o n experience Virginia B e a r d relates her firsthand perspective of the race to larger issues of national security, liberty Timothy Cook Staff W
The Anchor sat down with Virginia Beard, Ph. D, of the Hope College Political Science Department, to get her perspective on the events of the last week. Beard was a participant in the 117th Boston Marathon, held Monday, April 15th. T h e Anchor: C a n you tell m e a bit about what brought you to the Boston Marathon? Dr. Virginia Beard: I took up long-distance running about three-and-a-half years ago. Thanks to m y colleagues w h o are in the Gazelle [Sports] running group, I c a m e to really enjoy it, and I initially ran a half marathon. I qualified for Boston at the Lansing Marathon. O n e of m y running partners had also qualified and w e registered and went to run. A: W o u l d you say the Boston Marathon is a prestigious run? VB: It’s the only marathon in the country you have to qualify to run in. A: W e r e there any security measures in place w h e n you started the run? VB: Yes, there were police along the course; they had dogs sniffing along the route ahead of time. The person I ended up running with had gone early to walk around, and they were checking along the course and from the start of the course. The security is pretty tight as far as trying to get to the athlete's village and to the starting corrals. Y o u have to have a runner’s bib to have access to those places. It felt very safe, as have all the runs I have done. A: So y o u weren’t expecting anything unusual? VB: No, I’ve run it once before. The person I ran with, this was his 12th time to run Boston and w e both were just having a good time. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary. A: A n d w h e n something out of the ordinary did happen, where were you? VB: W e were about two miles from the finish line w h e n the explosions happened. I was injured so I was running a bit slower and I ran with m y phone for the first time. W e were around mile 24 w h e n m y husband texted m e and said “something’s going on up here, there’s been an explosion.” A n d
then another mile or so later he said he didn’t think they would let us finish. W e were half a mile away w h e n they stopped us. A: Did you hear the explosion? VB: No, w e were too far out. W e got information in a sort of hit-or-miss, bizarre way. It took a while to understand what was going on. M y husband and m y running partner’s wife were near the Lennox Hotel, where the second explosion happened. They initially thought it might've been cannons or fireworks for Patriot’s Day, and then they heard the screaming and were told what was going on. A: D o you think the city of Boston was effective in informing the runners what had happened? VB: I think they did what they could do. There were a lot of people running with cell phones, so they could take pictures or text their family, especially the non-elites w h o aren’t in it to win it. W h e n they stopped us, w e were at the front of the group w h o had been stopped. A race marshal had a me ga pho ne and he had information from the finish line. Race volunteers soon c a m e out with Mylar blankets, although they didn’t have enough for all of us. They gave us water and stuff to keep us warm. I think they did the best job they could’ve done. A: A s a Political Science professor w h o experienced these events, would you say that because w e ’ve not had a terrorist attack post-September 11th, this event presents unique challenges? VB: Sure, m y personal opinion is that based on the attack and the timing of it, it is likely domestic terrorism. I think it's a one-off, a disgrunded citizen, but sometimes I think that our policy responses to security issues are too extreme. O n e person makes a shoe b o m b and shoes aren't allowed on a plane, one person makes a liquid b o m b so n o w liquids on planes are an issue. I think they [policymakers] need to consider, given the times w e live in, that this could happen at any other sporting event. The reality is you’re never going to eliminate security threats. If you fix one thing, some one will c o m e up with something else, so I don't think there needs to be any enormous changes. With the Boston Marathon, the most powerful part of the experience is w h e n you turn onto Boylston Street and it seems like the whole world is cheering for you. If you take that away, w e begin to sacrifice civil liberties and the enjoyment of life to enjoy a m o d i c u m of security. Dr. Jack
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LOCK A N D LOAD, GENTLEMEN-— An armored police convoy loiters along the streets of Watertown, Mass., on Friday, April 19, as part of a larger manhunt for the suspects of the Bos ton bombings. The search ajl but immobilized the Boston metropolis for the entire day. Holmes mentioned that m aybe the authorities could have had b o m b sniffing dogs all along the course, because it is clear that someone dropped the b o m b after they had checked.
and economic imperialism. The United States throws its weight around and makes policies that disadvantage the global south and the Middle East in m a n y ways. However, this is in its o w n interest. All states work toward A: It’s interesting that you their self-interest to a certain bring up the ‘civil liberties’ extent, but we're sometimes like aspect of terrorism security. a bull in a china shop. “They" O n e of the things people like don’t hate “our” freedom, “they” to say about terrorists is that hate being abused. they “hate us for our freedom” A: So ifw e are going to have a or that they hate us because w e have liberties that frustrate terror-free century, then should them. W o u l d you say that this is most of the changes w e need to undertake be internationally a correct assessment? focused instead of domestically VB: No, I think it’s ridiculous, focused? paternahstic and potentially VB: N o t necessarily, because racist. So no, “they” don’t hate “us”; the “they” is problematic I really do think the Boston because it is polarizing. They bombings will turn out to be don’t hate our freedom, they a domestic situation. I think hate us because of our policies warfare and conflict have be co me more of western he ge m o n y and increasingly proliferated within borders and not across state lines. Things like terrorist-type attacks are 66 mo re normal. I don’t k n o w h o w To me, a very big you prevent them, other than to part of this experi change h u m a n nature and the ence is allowing fallen nature of the world. There are policy responses that can God to teach me help, but I don’t think w e ’ll ever different things eliminate terrorism. I think that about His sover humankind is prone to feel that eignty, His provi violence is a response at certain dence and human times, and that’s not going to go away. Wh et her it’s domestic nature. violence, terrorism, or waging — V irginia B eard war, w e ’re always going to have ___________ 53 an aspect of violence that is part of our natural response to things western cultural imperialism, if that w e experience. However, w e can wo rk on both international “they" even hate us at all. The 9/11 attacks weren’t against the and domestic focus areas. H o w victims. There were individuals could you do that with someone and families w h o suffered life- like T i m McVeigh and the altering experiences there. O k l a h o m a City bombings? I Instead, they targeted a symbolic don’t that that it could’ve been governmental and economic prevented— other than knowing target. They were targeting that someone is going to do what I would consider global that and stopping them as an
individual. A: You've participated in quite possibly the most memorable Boston Marathon ever. Y o u ’re part of history. W o u l d you do this again? VB: I hope to do the Boston marathon next year. Because I’m injured, I don’t k n o w what m y training will be like. If I don’t re-qualify next year I would like to do it through spots reserved for charity runners, which is something I always said I’d never do. However, if they have a charity established for people w h o were injured by the b o m b blast, I would like to be a part of that. It means mo re to m e than ever to sh ow our support, and to sh ow that a few people can’t destroy our event and that w e ’ll be back. So absolutely I’ll do it. A: O n e last question: as a Christian, do you think this experience has helped to develop your faith perspective on h u m a n violence? VB: Being a long distance runner has done that a lot. It has only been a couple of days; I’m still digesting and processing. To me, a very big part of this experience is allowing G o d to teach m e different things about His sovereignty and His providence. D u e to the fact that a lot of m y research and m y work is conducted in sub-Saharan Africa, I have seen or k n o w n people w h o have been part of the post-electoral violence in Kenya. They experience what seems like senseless violence on a regular basis. For me, it adds to m y ability to grapple with questions of w h o G o d is, and what he has to teach us and h o w w e can trust in H i m and His sovereignty w h e n bad things happen.
Israeli Independence D a y not cheerful for all Palestinians remain troubled by settlements as Israel celebrates Sa’eed Husaini W orld News Co-Editor
President O b a m a congratu lated the State of Israel in a re cent formal statement, Tuesday, April 16, on the festive occasion pf its 65th anniversary. I “I join m y fellow Americans m wishing the Israeli people a joyous Independence Day," said President Ob am a, adding, “A free and independent Israel has had no greater friend and ally than the United States.” The supportive tone of O b a m a s congratulation and af firmation of continued U S . sup port echoed that of his speech in Jerusalem during his midM a r c h visit to Israel. After reaf firming Americas c omm itm en t to promoting the independence of Israel, however, the president m a d e certain definitive state ments regarding the conten tious issue of continued Israeli occupation and settlements in the Palestinian territories. These settlements fulfill the strategic purpose of precluding the for mation of a Palestinian state and limiting the possibility of Pales tinian sovereignty. “The Palestinian people’s right
torical exchanges. “I once witnessed a Palestin ian family dragged out of their apartment by Israeli authorities to m a k e r o o m for an Israeli f a m ily that wanted to m o v e in. The parents and children from the Palestinian family were liter ally left out on the street while the Israeli family was allowed to m o v e in. They were dispos sessed of everything, even their furniture... It seems theft is ko sher.” A w a d further described w h y Israeli settlements are such an affront to justice. H e suggested Photo Courtesy of AP that these occupations, largely HISTORIC DIFFERENCES— 3 0 0 0 w o m e n from Israel, occu d e e m e d illegal by the interna pied territories, and Europe pictured in a 1 9 8 9 demonstration tional community, m a k e a sig nificant impact o n the lives of to self-determination and justice tained a similar position w h e n must also be recognized... Just he declared during his Indepen as Israelis built a state in their dence D a y speech that all of Is It seems theft is homeland, Palestinians have a rael’s wars were just and “pure”. Kosher. Such remarks indicate the right to be a free people in their o w n land,” said Ob a m a , in a continued volatility of this issue, — H abeeb A w a d speech described by s o m e sup as well as the determination of porters of a two state solution the parties involved— most es as “the best speech ever m a d e pecially Israel— to resist giving to Israelis by an American presi up the current course of action Palestinians living in the Pal if pressure by no other means, estinian territories of the Gaza dent.” Israeli housing Minister besides the rhetorical, is applied. Strip and the West Bank. “The A few c o m m e n t s recently most immediate issue for Pal Uri Ariel seemed to retort to O b a m a ’s words the following shared by Habeeb Awad, a H o p e estinians is the ongoing occupa day, by positing that it was Is College professor and Palestin tion,” he said. “The Gaza Strip is rael’s “right and obligation” to ian native, lent a h u m a n face to still controlled and monitored build n e w h o m e s in the conten this crisis, which is a perspec by Israel. Israel controls all the tious areas near Jerusalem in tive often obscured by the more infrastructure where m y f a m the occupied We st Bank. Israel’s conspicuous fog of international ily lives [near Bethlehem] and President Sh im on Peres ma in political calculations and rhe literally cuts off the water sup
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ply on certain days of the week. Israel retains the rights to seize lands from Palestinians - based on false claims - and build walls around them. It deprives our society of the capacity to ma ke our o w n decisions of freedom, and of humanity.” Despite this dire reality, A w a d remains hopeful that a resolu tion can be found. “Peace is what w e all want. Palestinians want peace, and the majority of Israe lis want peace.” A w a d also added that “Palestine can n o w legiti mately be referred to as a state,” referencing the recent United Nations elevation of the Pales tinian Authority to U.N. “n o n m e m b e r observer state” status. This developement, which A w a d consideres a significant achieve me nt for the Palestinian cause, occured despite intense opposi tion from the United States and Israel. A w a d ’s feelings regarding this issue reflect those of m a n y Pales tinians w h o hope for change but remain mindful of the history of thier region. To m a n y Palestin ians, Israel’s Independence D a y celebrations are a sour reminder of Israel's 1948 victory over their ancestors. As festive spirits linger follow ing the holiday, the fact that set tlements continue in the Pales tinian territories guarantees that m a n y in the region will remain less jubilant.
All bark and no bite: the S. Korean take Taking a look at h o w the North Korean nuclear “crisis” appe ar s from the other side of the Korean border Hope Lofgren-Schmidt G uest W
The political controversy between North and South Korea has sparked a media craze across the globe. I have lived in South Korea for two months, and have received a copious amount of
e-mails from family and friends expressing their concern for m y safety as newspapers are teeming with headlines such as “North Korea Urges Foreigners to Evacuate the SoQth.” I have found the South Korean media and perspectives a m o n g South Korean people to be
astonishingly different than what is streaming through the media in foreign countries, and would like to articulate the logistics of this political controversy from what I have heard, seen, and felt firsthand in the southern region of Korea. K i m Jung Un, 29, became
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BORDERLINE CRAZY— A dreary day at the demilitarized zone as seen from South Korea. Obvious schisms still characterize Inter-Korean relations.
leader of North Korea in 2012, after his father passed away. M a n y believe his rhetoric is a platform to establish dominance and power as a military leader. South Korea has been receiving these threats for decades, and oftentimes the general population does not heed the continuous threats. Second, w h e n it comes to military and artillery, m a n y people strongly attest that North Korean weapons are extremely outdated and their military technology (apart from possible nuclear weapons) is not modernized. The nuclear threats m a y be viewed as a cry for attention and financial aid. Last, in analyzing this issue from a relational stance, itwould be unlikely for a war to occur. A prevalent mentality a m o n g South Korean people isthat a war will not occur without American and Chinese involvement. Mo st South Koreans are confident in the United States serving as an ally, though this in itself could be seen in a controversial light. Nonetheless, U.S. support has decreased anxiety a m o n g South Korean people. During the Korean W a r (19501953), the U.S. supported South Korea while China c a m e to the aid of the North. Today, the U.S. e c o n o m y is tied with that of China, which has politically
placed China in an apprehensive position. The prime objective to be aware of is if a war were to ensue, it would involve m a n y countries w h o are economically tied together, and threats of a nuclear crisis have only strained China’s relationship with North Korea. In conclusion, the general population of South Korea is not concerned about this nuclear crisis. Naturally m y concerns have diminished, and I always say that w h e n I begin to feel distress a m o n g South Korean people, that will be* the time
66 The general popula tion of South Korea is not concerned about this nuclear crisis. — H ope Lofgren S chmidt
_________ 99 w h e n I begin to worry. These views are not to deny that a war is possible. There are people w h o believe that North Korea has nothing to lose, and as tension continues to rise and fall w e m a y never predict the future. I encourage you to do your o w n research and perhaps not adopt every piece of news that floods the media.
The arts heat up: what to look for this s u m m e r With s u m m e r right around the corner, it is time to start thinking about what activities will fill up our sunny days. With the absence of papers, exams, quizzes, and creative writing classes, there Will be plenty of time to watch a couple of movies in the upcoming months. Music Christmas comes half a year early this year, as several talented artists will release anticipated (at least in m y mind) albums in M a y and June. She and Him, the duo m a d e up of M . W a r d and Zooey Deschanel, will be releasing their third album, “Vo lu me 3,” on M a y 7, adding to their impressive catalog of indie folk music. O n the same day, Vampire W e e k e n d will also release their third album, “M o d e r n Vampires of the City,” which looks like it will be a promising addition of lyric-
driven rock music. Brooklynbased band The National’s sixth album "Trouble Will Find Me,” will c o m e out on M a y 21, their first album since the already classic 2010 release “High Violet.” S o m e early reviews have hinted at the releases worthiness,,and it has been m a d e k n o w n that the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Annie Smith of St. Vincent and Sharon V a n Etten will all be making guest appearances on the album, stacking the deck toward greatness. Finally, the Icelandic Sigur R6s announced the release of their seventh album “Kveikur” earlier this year, which will be its first release without longtime member and keyboardist Kjartan Sveinsson. The release of the first single from the album, “Brennistein,” proves that this album will have a harder edge than last year’s “Valtari." - Leigh Clouse
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Television This s u m m e r marks the end to perhaps this decade’s best television drama: “Breaking Bad.” The sixth and final season will begin on A M C on Sunday, Aug. 11. The sh ow follows an chemistry teacher, Walter White (Bryan Cranston), w h o discovers he has terminal lung cancer, and so to pay his hospital bills and keep his family from bankruptcy, he begins to cook meth with one of his former high school students, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), a low-rent drug dealer in their h o m e t o w n of Albuquerque, N e w Mexico. Last season marked Walter’s total transformation to the dark side: no longer is meth-making a w a y to keep his family out of poverty, but it is something that he enjoys, something that gives h i m power. A s he tells Jesse, “I’m in the empire business." The show, while a master of quiet, intensely emotional scenes between two characters, is also a s h o w that c o m m e n t s on the nature of humanity. W h e n “Breaking Bad” finally ends, television will not be the same without its tight plotting, daring storylines and brilliant ensemble acting. Other programs, take note: “Breaking Bad" is the epitome of great television. - Elena Rivera Film To all cinema aficionados, this summer, you will not want to miss “The Great Gatsby." Baz
L u h r m a n n will be directing the movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, “The Great Gatsby." Leonardo DiCaprio was casted as the mysterious and ambitious Jay Gatsby. This movie follows the life of Gatsby as narrated by Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire). Gatsby is a wealthy m a n w h o is the n e w and secretive neighbor of Carraway in N e w York’s West Egg. After meeting Gatsby, Carraway facilitates his reunion with Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan), a w o m a n Gatsby once loved but lost. Throughout the novel, m a n y secrets are revealed, m a n y declarations are voiced, and m a n y lessons are learned. This movie premiers M a y 15 and guarantees a great story line that will awaken an array of emotions that will range from anger and annoyance to kindness and sadness.
C o m e ready to relive this wonderful and classic love story. A n d do anticipate some interesting mo d e r n features, such as Jay-Z's artistic style since he will be producing the music for this film. In addition, expect this adaptation to take an extravagant and over the top direction as L u h r m a n n is k n o w n for his flamboyant style. - Irma Cruz Books Nothing compares to spending one’s s u m m e r days in c o mp any of a good book, and I a m here to r e c o m m e n d some great options: First up, w e have a n e w novel from one of the creators of the critically acclaimed video games “Dishonored” and “Deus Ex”: Harvey Smith. “Big Jack is D e a d ” tells the story of a programmer in SEE
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G A T H E R SEEDS OF W I S D O M F O R T As you move from Hope out into the real world, do not lose sight of your values, your family, and the relationships you treasure as these are the things you will rely on to inspire and encourage you on the bad days. - Laura Pardo, Education Department
“All you have to decide is what to do with the time given to you.” (Gandolf to Frodo in J. R. R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings”) - Marc Baer, History Department .
Be worthy of imitation. Find balance. Let the mind-blowing, incredible coolness of the little de tails and boundless depth of your world, yourself, and your relationships overwhelm you. Have fun. - Aaron Cinzori, Mathematics Department
A number of years ago, a Hope student, strug gling with an incurable health disorder, wrote these words in a paper for m y class: “I realize now how fragile and delicate life really is, and that has helped m e to appreciate itmore. I also know that there are many things I cannot take for granted any more.” Awareness, appreciation, gratitude— such is the grammar of wisdom. - Steve Bouma-Prediger, Religion Department
• • « • Communicate with open ears, open hearts and open minds. Speak truth from your authentic and true self,your faith, your values and yes, even your emo tions. W h e n you speak truth with an open heart and mind you will be open to growing and learning from each other. Every person you encounter is a child of God, and each is deserving of your respect, your honor, your forgiveness and your compassion. That’s pretty much all you need to know, but you wouldn’t have been ready to hear it four years ago. Congratulations, Seniors! - Deirdre Johnston, Communication Department @
Look forward to see G o d ’s leading; look back to see G o d ’s provision and care. D o n ’t be afraid to experiment or try and fail. - Todd Steen, Economics, Management and Accounting Department
“A ship in a harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” - William Shed It’s time to reel in the anchor and start sailing. G o and make a difference in the world! - Andy Nakajima, Department of Modern and Classical Languages Department
Keep dreaming and more importantly - be passionate about making your dreams a reality! - Dr. Annie Dandavati, Political Science Department
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HE J O U R N E Y AHEAD, CEASS OF 13! First of all, appreciate the great education you have gained and the wonderful friends you have made, and let them know you value them. If you have a solid job offer in your chosen field, celebrate but dont brag. If you are still looking for a position or entrance to that special graduate program, remain hopeful. A Hope education is respected in many circles — sooner or later you too will get that call. - Sander de Haan, Modern and Classical Languages Department • 9 • • One may or may not be lucky, but hard work, dedi cation, and passion always pay off! - Dr. William Polik, Chemistry Deparment ®
“Take all your blessings from God, and turn them into blessings for others.” - Tod Gugino, Chemistry Department
Commit yourself to being a life-long learner, in pursuit of wisdom and understanding. - Peter Schakel, English Department ®
Be present in the moment... Have faith in the future. Live, love, laugh, listen... Pray for guidance. Take care of yourself... Serve your community. Create memories.... Family matters. Take time to reflect... Give thanks.
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Each of you need to find your true passion in lifeand then pour your heart and soul into it. Find some thing bigger than yourself that you can envision and commit to. Make a true difference in the world and don’t be frightened when G o d issues a new call for you to follow. Trust and believe and you will find true happiness. - John Yelding, Education Department 9
Follow what you are passionate about and don’t hold back. - T o m Bultman, Biology Department «
Travel far... Be who you are. Congratulations and best wishes for a life well lived! - Deborah Sturtevant, Sociology Department ®
Enjoy every bit of life no matter what the circum stances. Work hard every day to improve your own life and the lives of those you come in contact with. What you do matters, so make the world a better place by leaving a trace of Christ’s love wherever you go. Celebrate magnificence... it is all around us! - Kirk Brumels, Exercise Science Department
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That’s the way it is
Perks of being a Hope College wallflower
Madalyn Muncy Co-Editor-in-Chief
Remember when... These days, as I look around H o p e and Holland, I’m nostalgic. I find myself saying, " R em emb er the time..." to m y friends all too much. I recently found a blog post from our old campus editor Brooke McDonald. She m a d e a list of the ways H o p e has changed her life, and I’m tempted to write an incredibly sappy piece along similar lines about h o w incredible m y H o p e experience has been and h o w different I a m from the freshman me, h o w I have been impacted by the people I have met and the experiences I’ve had. But I'm not going to do that. It's not that I don’t want to share with you all the wonderful things that have happened to m e in the past four years (and there’s been so m a n y wonderful blessings I .could tell you about), but I find myself looking backward mo re than I find myself looking forward. A s a history minor, or dare I say historian, I thoroughly understand the intricacies of h o w the past informs the present and the future, h o w w e must look back in order to understand w h o w e are and where w e ’re going. But w h e n you are looking back too much, you forget where you’re going. Perhaps out of fear and discomfort, you forget h o w exciting the next step is, h o w life is just beginning. A n d life is just beginning. So instead. I’m going to tell you what perhaps was the funniest m o m e n t of m y senior year. It was the night I c a m e back from fall break, a Tuesday. I had just fallen asleep and wo ke up to stomping. I live on the second floor of our house, so I thought perhaps one of m y first floor roommates was walking around. Peculiar, as they are always in bed early, but possible. W h e n Iheard m o r e stomping, I started to get concerned. The stomping continued up the^jSfiai^s and right outside rjjy 'f)^4fpom door. Petrified, I baseba11 bat’ and ^ s s m M i light o n - Standing at m y be dr oom door, I debated whether or not to open the door and face vyhatever was out there. Madalyn, you’ve got to be brave, I thought. Throwing open the door, I raised m y bat, ready to p u m m e l whatever I saw. However, nothing appeared. While making m y w a y to the
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W h e n I first c a m e to H o p e College as a freshman almost four years ago, I was convinced that I was going to go forth and learn great things, m a k e good friends, and b e co me one of the H o p e Dutch. While the first two events quickly c a m e stairs, I saw it: a flying squirrel to pass in a flurry of interesting lectures and Dykstra cluster 2-6 had infiltrated our house. Screeching, I ran d o w n the Bananagram competitions, I stairs to find m y housemate soon began to wonder whether Celeste on our couch rocking I wasn’t s o m e h o w different from back and forth, distraught. “Did the “typical” H o p e girl, w h o I’ll you see it? It’s upstairs," I said. call W a n d a just because nothing “Mady,” she whined, “It touched better comes to mind. W a n d a is bubbly and can m y face.” She continued to rock as I talk about anything. I a m quiet, tried to decide whether to wake a total introvert, w h o usually up our third roommate, Leah. prefers a book to large group W a n d a is a “G O Fast asleep, Leah had ignored settings. our commotion. I crept into her HOPE"-shouting wearer of the r o o m and told her: “Leah, there’s orange and blue. I hardly ever a squirrel. In our house," I cried. raise m y voice and o w n two H o p e College shirts. W a n d a “W e need your help.” First believing this entire loves H o p e traditions like the episode was a joke, Leah refused Pull and Nykerk. I didn’t feel to get up. “This isn’t funny,” she intense enough for the Pull and I only went to one Nykerk said. “I’m not getting up." Finally, w e coaxed her out Song practice before I decided after telling her that the squirrel it wasn't for me, as I wasn’t had attacked Celeste. N o w m u c h of a booty shaker. M a n y sitting our living room, w e of m y friends participated in weren’t sure where the squirrel Nykerk, and I was happy to go was at first, but then heard and support th em at the Civic it jumping around Celeste’s Center, where they performed bedroom. Should w e trap it? those first two No ve mbe rs at Shoo it? W e didn’t k n o w exactly Hope. However, I must admit h o w to handle the situation and that I was a little relieved w h e n couldn’t call campus safety as those Nykerk days were over w e live off campus. It bounced c o m e junior year, w h e n I didn’t around until w e could corner it have to awkwardly explain to others anymore w h y I wa sn’t in our utility room. W e ’ll take care of it in the participating and be on the receiving end of pitying looks. morning, w e told ourselves. W e Finally, W a n d a is .seemingly went back to bed. Fifteen minutes later, I heard a noise outside m y bedroom. A glass had fallen over. It was back. Grabbing m y bat again, I ran downstairs. “It’s back!" they cried. “I know, it’s upstairs,” I By now, most of us k n o w shouted. W e decided that I would go about what happened last upstairs to shoo it out our back Friday. A group of students door. Leah, with her tennis w h o were peacefully (in fact, protesting H o p e ’s racquet, and Celeste wrapped silently) in her sleeping bag, stood at the Statement on H u m a n Sexuality foot of the stairs, ready to shoo it and subsequent lack of support for its L G B T Q students were out into the pouring rain. Standing at the top of the confronted by administrators, stairs, it ran past me. I pointed then local police, and forced to m y bat towards it and said, “Get disband. They are n o w facing out. Get out of m y house!" and “disciplinary action." I can’t say that I’m surprised. chased it d o w n the stairs with m y bat. Throughout m y time here, I’ve It ran out of the house, and followed the debate over ..the Celeste s l am med the door shut. policy and felt saddened by With a sigh of relief w e went our administration’s qallous back to bed, wondering if it disregard for the well-being of would c o m e back to haunt us its L G B T Q students. No w, as I again. end m y junior year here, I feel To this day, w e haven't seen the need to say something that our intrusive visitor since. I’ve kept pent up for s o m e time:
would have gone to a different school if I could do it all over again. I was scared of the small part of m e that whispered 'yes,’ the part of m e that told m e that I had wasted these supposed best years of m y life. Last spring, I went to N e w York City for an internship as part of the N e w York Arts Program. That experience changed m y life. I c a m e back to Michigan a very different person, a m u c h stronger person, than the one I left. It was only upon entering m y final year here at H o p e that I realized that W a n d a has been a figment of m y imagination. There is no typical H o p e College girl. I have only been restricting myself, letting m y identity be dictated by the choices of others. I’m sad that it’s taken this long for m e to see the light, but at least ithas come. I have not let this year at H o p e go to waste. M y time spent at the Anchor, with m y friends and in m y classes has been more rewarding than I can say, even though this year’s also been highly stressful as I look toward the future. I do not have any regrets about coming to H o p e anymore. W h e n I leave here in a we ek and a half, I k n o w that I will deeply miss this place. Here, G o d has taught m e so m u c h about myself. I have let myself be the wallflower that I a m and the perks have been infinite.
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a m u c h better Christian than I am. W a n d a attends chapel and the Gathering all of the time, goes out to coffee on a regular basis with the H o p e chaplains, can find any Bible verse with Supefman-like speed, leads a Bible study and talks about her relationship with Jesus without any trepidation. Next to Wanda, it's hard for m e not to feel like a fraud, no matter h o w m u c h I tell myself that I too a m God's child. For m y first three years at Hope, I felt like I was pretending to be somebody that fit in, a square trying to be a circle. I wa sn’t Wanda, w h o had her act together on all fronts. I had to prove myself s o m e h o w though, and I chose m y studies. College is meant to be a time for working hard, completing a lot of h o m e w o r k on little sleep, caffeine becoming one of your best friends as you pursue knowledge. However, studying seemed to b e c o m e the only thing I did do. I had to get another A' to maintain m y G P A . I soon began to excuse myself from m a n y social events. I couldn’t wander d o w n t o w n because I had to finish that one assignment. I had a lot of reading to do so I should probably stay in. Looking back now, I wish I had let myself relax a little. I would have saved myself from a lot of tears, a lot of loneliness. By the time I got to m y junior year, H o p e was starting to feel very small to me. I -felt very small. Even though I loved m y friends here, I hesitated w h e n asked the question of whether I
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Y o u ’re embarrassing yourself, H o p e College. I can say with 10 0% certainty that future m e m b e r s of our co mm uni ty will look back and call your policy foolish; they will see in it an inherent bigotry and cowardice; they will shake their heads and say regretfully that for too long a time, H o p e College stood on the wr on g side of history. Heck, the majority of students and faculty m e m b e r s would say that now. To say that your Statement on H u m a n Sexuality is behind the times is a gross understatement. I say “your," because though I - go to H o p e College, though I pay thousands u p on thousands of dollars every year to attend
this institution, though I take classes here, wo rk here, and over the past three years have m a d e a h o m e here, I refuse to beheve that the Statement is something my H o p e College would ever claim Tor itself. Perhaps m y experience here is limited by m y choice of studies, friends, and extracurriculars, but at the end of the day, I can only speak for myself. W h a t I’ve seen and heard on this ca mp us stands in dark contrast to the Statement see
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Co-Editor in Chief I’m in a strange headspace as there are less than two weeks until graduation. I feel like these last two weeks are going to be like the finale of “Lost”:reunions with people I haven’t seen in a while, s o m e congregating in a church, s o m e crying, and a whole lot of unanswered questions as the credits roll on m y college experience. Like I said last week. I’m honestly not sure h o w I'm leaving Hope, and maybe right n o w that's okay. Here are the things I’m going to miss: My professors. Thanks for grabbing drinks with m e like I was an adult, thanks for listening to m e as a freshman even though I m a d e no sense, thanks for encouraging m e to think about things beyond the walls of the classroom. Thanks for all your kind words, for being m y cheerleading section w h e n I needed one. Thanks for seeing the potential in m e that I’m only n o w slowly seeing in myself. My friends. There will never be a day where hearing a Beyonce song or Katy Perry's “Firework” w o n ’t m a k e m e want to do a dance party in your honor. Being your friend has been the greatest blessing in m y life, and m y student debt because of all of our coffee dates (and alien brain hemorrhage shots) is so worth it. Y ou have m a d e the difficult and vaguely racist parts of college so m u c h
better by listening and by loving. Martha Miller, m y h o m e away from home. F r o m the Study Abroad office to the Communication Department to W T H S to our Anchor offices, I have lived in that building this year. The w a y a Holland sunset looks on the beach. M y local church, Lakeshore Vineyard. The most encouraging, Thai Palace-obsessed, inspirational Christians I could have hoped to find. Things happening: if I’m bored, all I have to do is go on Facebook to find sixteen different events on the weekend (not even including sports events). Everything from Vanderprov to musicals to movies to intellectually challenging speakers...it’s all within walking distance. Scott Hall. Being a Phelps Scholar is w h y I stayed at Hope, and the program that gives m e hope for the college’s future. While I haven’t lived in Scott since freshman year, that building houses so m a n y fond memories (Cinderella with Brandy. Watching Eminem music videos at 3 A M . Hiding people in m y closet after quiet hours so w e could all watch movies together. Professor Green and Professor Yelding and everyone w h o helped m e grow). Scott Hall was the first place at
H o p e that really felt like mine. ^ Lemonjello’s and JP’s (don’t ^ m a k e m e choose). ^ The Anchor staff. I went ^ into the job knowing next to ^ nothing about managing a ^ college newspaper, and have ^ c o m e away with so me of the ^ greatest memories, friends, ^ and lessons learned at college. ^ Your dedication, your silliness, 9 your passion for agriculture, ^ for dance, for athletics and for ^ Selena G o m e z are things I will ^ carry with m e into the next ^ phase of life. You are what m a d e ^ this paper great, and you are ^ w h y I loved doing this job, even ^ w h e n it became unbearably ^ frustrating. I will miss M o n d a y ^ nights mo re than I can say. ^ This is only a fraction of the ^ things that Iwill miss about H o p e ^ College, only a fraction of t h e ^ experiences I’ve had here, both ^ good and bad. There are so m a n y ^ mo re stories I wish I could share, ^ so m a n y mo re snowy mornings ^ and sunny afternoons I wish ^ I could relay in perfect detail. ^ A n d so, despite the sadness o f ^ m y college time ending, I k n o w ^ that it will lead toward a shiny ^ and uncertain future, with m a n y ^ mo re adventures along the way. ^ A s T.S. Eliot once said, "The end ^ is where w e start from.” That’s ^ where I’m headed. ^
and all it represents. M y H o p e College is brave. M y H o p e College is a Christian school that hosted a Critical Issues S y mp osi um about Islam. M y H o p e College is Dr. Green leading the Phelps Scholars year after year in having a dialogue about race. It’s young w o m e n sitting together in a classroom discussing eating disorders and rape and sexuality. It’s professors posting "Safe Zo ne” stickers on their doors to let their students k n o w that prejudice has no place in their H o p e College, either. The events of last Friday c a m e about because of fear. W h a t else could possibly drive an administration to break up an undeniably peaceful protest? Oh, but you say, H o p e is a Christian school. A n d as a Christian school, w e have a duty to uphold Biblical teaching and church tradition. All right, fair enough. But point m e to that verse in Leviticus that you so cling to, and I’ll point you to one a few chapters before that decries h u m a n contact with pig’s flesh. I’ve got to ask, have you released a statement affirming the dignity of all different kinds of meat, encouraging a continued scholarly dialogue about the morality of steak versus pork chops, while denying pork chop lovers any support or funding for their dietary preferences? Obviously not. That would be silly.
Beautiful feet Batman was wrong “It’s not w h o I a m underneath, but what I do that defines me." In Christopher Nolan’s first installment of Ba tm an Begins, Bruce W a y n e (Christian Bale) repeats this statement as he reveals his identity to his girlfriend Rachel Dawes. A n d while the line in itself sent chills d o w n m a n y peoples’ backs and is regarded as one of this last decade’s famous quotes, I can’t help but think that just this one time: Batman was wrong. Even so, today’s society probably likens to Batman's identity by actions mo re often than not. W h e n you meet some bod y n e w (after the hello, and where are you froms), you'll most likely ask them, “W h a t do you do?” In college, the most c o m m o n question is “what are you studying?” These days for seniors it’s: “what are your plans after graduation?” For any other
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student the question is: “what righteousness are you doing this s u m m e r ? ” Igave him a cross to carry W e define ourselves by what He gave me his yoke which is w e do: our jobs, our GPAs, our easy, and his burden light lifestyle, our friends, h o w w e l gave him his nails through spend our time. A n d while this his hands is perfectly normal, I feel like He gave me safety into his s hands from which no our actions often are an awful Father’ w a y of evaluating w h o w e are. power can pluck me Because it doesn’t go to the root I gave him the title “ King of of what’s underneath our day- theJews’’ to-day activities. He gave me a new name and Jesus Christ needed mo re made me a king and a priest to than actions in order for God I gave Him no covering others to understand w h o he was underneath. H e claimed strippinghis clothingfrom Him He gave me a garment of he was God, and it was what was underneath: His love that salvation I gave him mockery, casting brought h i m to earth and kept hi m hanging on a cross. the same name in His teeth He gave me paradise An excerpt from Igave him vinegar to drink Derrick’s Bingham's p o e m in He gave me Living Water Encouragement Oxygen for the I crucified Him and slew Him Soul reflects h o w the actions of Christ weren't what actually on a tree He gave me eternal life defined Him. It was the meaning It was my sinfulness that put behind his actions that counted: Him there Igave him a crown ofthorns It was His sinlessness that He gave me a crown of
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puts me here Let’s face it: If w e were really, truly defined by our actions, if w e were truly defined in the w a y that w e treated Christ, w e ’d all be screwed. The things that mankind is responsible for in response to Christ’s actions deserve a far greater penalty than w e can imagine. A n d yet that’s not h o w Christ views us at all. H e died for you, and all of us, because H e loves us. H e loves each and every one one of us. As the parable of lost sheep shows. Even if you (the reader) were the only lost individual in the world. H e still would have c o m e to earth to sacrifice His life for you. N o t because of what major you have, not because of your future career, not because of your actions, but because, quite frankly. H e created you. I would suggest that our actions should be fueled by our identity. O n c e w e claim to be
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Christians, our talents, our time, are all gifts that G o d has given us to use to live for Him. W h a t ’s underneath our actions is our soul. A n d that is what H e died for. I’m glad none of us have to live the lives of Bruce W a y n e in G o t h a m City. O r at least, not directly. Bruce W a y n e is obligated in a sense of duty as Batman. Christ has freed us from our sins by conquering sin and death, and that alone should be our identity. That alone should be what defines us. A n d all our actions, our career, our majors, what w e do this summer, what w e do next year, should all be products of what’s underneath: So... W h a t defines you?
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H o w about the fact that Calvin manages to support its L G B T Q students and still identifies as a Christian institution? W h a t about Christ's call to love our neighbors (and not just the straight ones!) as ourselves? So I a m angry. Angry that Hope's administration is so out of touch with not only the times, but with the will of its students and faculty members. Angry that I attend an institution arguably becoming more well-known for grappling with an issue that m u c h of the country has m a d e peace with years ago than for its rigorous academics. Angry that it seems there is no end in sight to our administration’s refusal to foster a welcoming, supportive atmosphere for its students. But I a m also hopeful. A group of students were willing to face the police on Friday to stand up for gay rights. H o w cool is that? I’m also hopeful that m y generation is the first to truly recognize the truth of this matter: gay rights are h u m a n rights. Those students protesting last Friday? They were our classmates, our co-workers, our first friends at this school. They were our roommates. They were our brother and sisters. I promise you, w h e n our generation is in charge, things will look a little different at this school and in this world. But right now? This is not m y H o p e College.
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Arts summer fun preview ♦ S U M M E R , from page 5 the 1990’s n a m e d Jack. During a corporate meeting, he is told that his abusive father has committed suicide. Weaving a tale of flashbacks and selfdiscovery, this is a dark tale that you shouldn’t miss. M y second suggestion is a book that established Ernest Cline's popularity, “Ready Player One." I can personally attest to the fact that this book
is a wonderful read. If you like the 80s, Transformers, classic arcade games and stories about a dystopian future America, then look no further. In the world of “Ready Player One" nearly everything people do in their everyday lives is done within the confines of a virtual reality game. W h e n the creator of the g a m e suddenly dies, he leaves behind his entire fortune and the keys to the g a m e itself. -Jimmy C h a m p a n e
Letter to the editor It has always seemed apparent to me that every school year since I began working on campus at the Kletz, that the student body and staffare friendly and cordial. Iwant to acknowledge how thankful Iam for the countless acts of kindness or words of encourage ment that many of you have shared with me and our staff. It is a main part of m y job to serve you but in that process many of you have been a blessing to me and our staff. I appreciate caring remarks such as: “Thanks so much!” “H o w are you?” “Have a nice day!” “Thank you M a ’am” and even “You’re the best!” Your smiles are also so very important be cause, as we exchange them, we send a posi tive message without even saying a word! So, in conclusion, I want to thank God for all of you because of the blessings I have received in serv ing you! YOU'RE THE BEST! -Dawn Meiste, Kletz Snack Bar employee
Students frustrated with budgets ♦ BUDGETS, from page 2 Ballet Club, Tara Snyder (T4), has had a better experience. “A s long as you go in with your budget figured out, there is nothing negative to deal with,” said Snyder. Snyder stresses the importance of knowing what is necessary within a budget before going into the hearing. “A s student leaders, it is our responsibility to k n o w what it is appropriate for your organization to ask for and Student Congress needs to understand that the individual needs of each organization will differ. W h a t is also important to re me mbe r is they [the committee] are only given a certain am ou nt of m o n e y to allocate, so they have to give according to need,” said Snyder. Kyle Mireles (’13), a cottage representative within Student Congress, explains the budgeting process for student organizations. “Student Congress has oversight over the Student Appropriations Committee; however, the committee is a stand-alone organization. The controller, the chair of our committee, has a dual position as the head of our committee as well as a sitting m e m b e r of the Cabinet of Student Congress.” Mireles goes on to explain that each student organization
on campus must submit a budget for review by the committee, and then must attend a budget hearing during Budgeting W e e k e n d which usual follows mid-winter break. “[During the hearing] they have the opportunity to defend their budget, identifying any changes in terms of fund requests or reductions. This also serves as an opportunity for the committee to ask questions specifically of an organization,” said Mireles. Though some student organizations are frustrated with the process, and others see no problem, Mireles assures that Student Congress and the Student Appropriations Committee are doing their best. “The Student Appropriations Committee does not ‘m a k e ’ the budgets for the student groups, rather [they] review and appropriate funding as is needed... w e always strive to keep the interests of the student body most closely at heart,” said Mireles. Munoz, w h o lacks the kind of budget d e e m e d necessary to produce a yearbook, does not k n o w what the answer will be. “The only solution I can offer [for Student Congress] is to b e co me mo re realistic,” said Munoz. It seems that for now, student organizations will remain on a tight budget.
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The Flying Dutch w o m e n ’s tennis team m o v e d closer to repeating as M I A A champions with their 8-1 victory over Saint Mary's at DeWitt Tennis Center on Saturday. With two h o m e matches remaining, the team has a 6-0 record in the MIAA, and 11-6 overall. H o p e started off strong with two quick wins in doubles. First flight Carli Capestany (15) and Leah LaBarge (13) crushed Mary Catherine Faller and Kayle Sexton 8-1. Third flight Andrea Pickelman (13) and Stephanie Huffman (14) defeated Jackie Kjolhede and Audrey Kiefer 8-4. Pickelman and Huffman raised their 2013 season record to 14-2, the team’s best. Leading the match 2-1 entering singles, the Flying Dutch continued to dominate the Belles. Capestany, Casey Baxter (13), A n n a Garcia (16), LaBarge, Melissa Bieri (13) and Pickelman all defeated their opponents, giving the Dutch an 8-1 win. Second flight’s Baxter joined an elite group of Flying Dutch players by posting her 50th career singles win. Her record is 10-7 this season, and 50-36 career.
Wednesday Softball vs. Adrian at 3:30 p.m.
W o m e n ’s Lacrosse vs. Calvin at 4 p.m.
W o m e n ’s Tennis vs. Albion at 4 p.m.
M e n ’s Lacrosse vs. Calvin at 7 p.m.
Saturday -- Aprtt~£7 W o m e n ’s Tennis vs. Adrian at 1 p.m.
Softball vs. Calvin at 1 p.m.
Photo by Jenelle Ranville
P O W E R SWING— Leah LaBarge (’13), left, and Carll Capestany (’15) added another doubles win after they cruised to an 8-1 trounce of Saint M ar y’s Mary Catherine Faller and Kayle Sexton.
Baseball vs. Alma at 1 p.m.
W o m e n ’s Lacrosse vs.Trine at 6 p.m.
Last week, Garcia was n a m e d the M I A A player of the week. A freshman, Garcia is 14-2 at nu m b e r three singles, and 9-7 at n u m b e r two doubles during her first season at Hope. Captain LaBarge continues to dominate at n u m b e r four singles and number one doubles alongside Capestany. Her record this season is 12-3 and 11-7, respectively. “I feel really good about our team’s performance thus far,” LaBarge said. “I think there were definitely times where w e could’ve gotten s o m e wins as a team and w e didn’t, but w e have performed really well
in our conference and that’s what matters most right now.” The .team is ready to close out their season strong and will face Albion this week, w h o will be a tough opponent. “I think our team is looking really good heading into our last few weeks,” LaBarge said, " W e were paying attention to Albion’s results during the season because they were the closest team to us last year. It’s really important for us to have a lead coming out of the doubles matches." The Flying Dutch are hoping to repeat as M I A A champions this year. Last year, the team m a d e it all the
wa y to the N C A A Regionals. “If w e can beat Albion on Wednesday then w e will be the # 1 seed in the M I A A tournament, which would be nice. “Tennis is all about individual match-ups though so you can never tell for sure what the outcome will be," LaBarge said. Hope will play Albion today, Wednesday, April 24, at 4 p.m. at Vande PoelHeeringa Stadium Courts. Albion is 6-1 in the conference and was the last M I A A team to defeat Hope. The Flying Dutch's last h o m e and M I A A match of the season will be Saturday, April 28 at 1 p.m. against Adrian.
M e n ’s lacrosse falls to 2-2 in MIAA after loss to Albion Kyle Bernaclak
lead. It was not until 5:39 w h e n Jacob Kamstra (’14) scored an The men's lacrosse team fell unassisted goal. Just 2:30 later, for the second time in M I A A H o p e scored again with another play this Saturday, defeated 14-4 unassisted goal, this time by the Britons of Albion College. coming from Raycraft. The loss makes the Flying The D u t c h m e n finished up D u t c h m e n 2-2 in conference the second period in a very play and 7-3 overall. favorable position, behind by With just two critical games only three goals going into left before the conference halftime. tournament, the D u t c h m e n The entire third period was need to be top performers from characterized by Albion goals, here on out. five of th em coming in fifteen They also need to rely on minutes. leadership from upperclassmen It was not the w a y H o p e w h o have been in pressured planned, but H o p e had a few situations before. m o r e offensive answers left in “W e have the players, the the tank. coaching, and the mindset to In the fourth period, Kamstra win,” Nicklas Raycraft (T5) scored again along with Austin said. “W e just need to be able to Krehel (T4) with an assist from execute our systems in order to Niko Pagkanlungan (T4). Those get the job done.” were the final two goals that O n Saturday, both teams H o p e scored in the game, and were scoreless in the first period they were defeated 14-4. of play and great defense was Kamstra n o w has 16 goals seen from both teams. and 16 assists on the season. However, Albion .did have Raycraft put in his 14th goal of the upper hand w h e n it c a m e the year. The only two regular to shots, a category which they led 10-3. Unfortunately, the season games left for H o p e are D u t c h m e n had nine unanswered extremely crucial, because the turnovers in the first period as D u t c h m e n host rival Calvin, and well. then travel to Trine. If they wanted to stay in O n M a y 2, the M I A A contention for the remainder of Tournament begins, and that is the game, H o p e k n e w that it had where H o p e looks to get a bid to tighten up its play on both for the N C A A Tournament. sides of the ball. “O u r ultimate goal is to m a k e In the second period, the the N C A A Tournament, but Britons scored five times in the we're taking things one g a m e at first ten minutes to take a 5-0 a time right now,” Raycraft said. Staff W
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MEN’S TENNIS IN TIGHT RACE FOR MIAA TITLE The Flying Dutchmen shut out Adrian 9-0 on Sat; urday, improving to 4-1 in the M I A A and 14-5 overall. Bobby C a w o o d (T3), Ja son Muller (’13), Kyle Kreps (’13), C o d y Herbruck (15), Davis VanderVeen (13) and D a n O w e n s (13) all picked up singles wins for Hope. O n the doubles side, C a w o o d and Muller dismantled Verbauwhede-Mertz 8-0, while Kreps and VanderVeen defeated Hamilton-Amos 8-1. Chris Tip pett and Ben Johnson also cap tured a doubles win, escaping Adrian’s DeLacy-Georgetti 8-6. The D u t c h m e n went to 14-4 overall and 4-1 in the M I A A . The race for the conference title is tight. As of Monday, April 22, Calvin sits at 5-0 in the confer ence and Kalamazoo and H o p e both follow with 4-1 records. Kalamazoo has snagged the M I A A titleevery year since 1935. This record-long streak could definitely be shattered w h e n the season comes to a conclusion.
MIAA PLAYER OF THE WEEK W o m e n ’s Tennis Carli Capestany (’15) \ Singles/Doubles
S0RBALL SPLITS WITH SAINT MARY’S
Photo by Christian Leathley
HOPE N O W 7-3 OVERALL— Michael Schofield (’14), 31, has been a key aspect of the D u t chme n squad this year. Scho field has scooped up a team-leading 97 ground balls through 10 games. He has also w o n 1 4 0 out of 2 0 3 face-offs (69 per cent). Coach Michael Schanhals’t ea m will take on Calvin tonight, April 24, at 7 p.m. at Van Andel. Hope will then travel to Trine on Saturday, April 27 to wrap up regular season M I A A play. M a y 2 will be the first day of the M I A A Tournament.
The Flying Dutch trav eled to Saint M a r y ’s on M o n day to take on the Belles in an M I A A doubleheader. Saint M a r y ’s took the first g a m e 3-1. Laura Tjepkema (’13) went 2-3 with a run. In the second game, H o p e took care of the Belles with an 8-2 victory. Tjepkema and Jenna M a u r y (’16) both had three hits, while Kelsey C o o per (’15) cranked a solo homer. Natalie Hiser (T5) pitched a complete g a m e as the Dutch improved to 7-3 in the M I A A .
Baseball hands Albion two losses, sits well in MIAA
W o m e n ’s lacrosse tops Albion 18-12 to reach
.500 in MIAA
The Flying D u t c h m e n secured two victories in a doubleheader against Albion at Boeve Stadium on Saturday. The wins launched H o p e to a 19-10 (13-5 M I A A ) record despite adverse weather conditions. Coach Stu Fritz’s team is n o w tied with Adrian at the top of the M I A A standings. “W e took two from Aquinas earlier in the we ek that gave us good confidence," Jordan Carrigan (’13) said. “W e were going in with a lot of confidence but k n e w w e were going- to have to earn it. Albion is a good squad. Nothing was going to be easy." In the first of two games on Saturday, the D u t c h m e n needed an extra inning to upend the Britons. T i m Bodine (T4) smacked a double in the first inning and eventually scored off a sacrifice fly from TJ Klein (’13). The teams remained scoreless until the fourth inning, w h e n Albion tied the g a m e at 1-1 in the top half of the inning. H o p e responded with two runs of their o w n in the bottom half. Klein scored on Chris Blair's (’14) RBI fielder’s choice. Alex Hu nt (T4) also touched h o m e on an error by Albion’s second baseman. Klein and Hunt both delivered hits in the inning. Albion rallied with three hits and two runs in the fifth inning, making the score 3-3. N o scoring ensued on either side through the seventh inning, sending the g a m e into extras. In the bottom of the eighth inning, Eric D a w s o n (’14) hit a one-out single and reached second on an error by the left fielder. Klein walked after Dawson, and Eric Vachon (’14) followed by reaching on a fielder’s choice, which put Klein out at second base.
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Photo by Jenelle Ranville
SEND HIM H O M E — Eric D a w s o n (’14) keeps his eye on the play and advances h o m e for the game-winning run against Albion on Saturday. D a w s o n scored off an error by the Britons, giving the Dut chme n a 4-3 win in eight Innings. D a w s o n advanced to third on the fielder’s choice, and another Albion error gave the D u t c h m e n the 4-3 victory as D a w s o n scored the game-winning run on the Britons' misplay. H o p e had just four hits in the game, but the four Albion errors helped the D u t c h m e n ’s cause. Cory Schmidt (’13) started on the m o u n d for Hope, going 6.1 innings and striking out four Albion batters. Jordan Carrigan (’13) took over in relief, lasting the remaining 1.2 innings without giving up a run. Carrigan improved to 5-1 on the season. “I a m fortunate to get five wins," Carrigan said. “I have a lot of confidence with the players behind m e knowing they’ll m a k e plays. It allows m e to be comfortable on the mound, which has worked for me.” Bodine, Dawson, Klein and Hu nt contributed one hit apiece to the D u t c h m e n offense. Klein and Blair provided the RBI.
In the final g a m e of the doubleheader on Saturday, H o p e jumped on the Britons early with six runs in the first two innings. The D u t c h m e n produced a huge two-out rally in the second inning. Klein tripled h o m e three runners, and Vachon smashed a double to score Klein. H o p e went up 6-0 heading into the third. Albion put up one run in the top of the third. H o p e struck back in the bottom half by scoring their final run of the game. Brady VanderWeele (’16) hit an RBI double to score Ryan Konkle (T6). H o p e led 7-1 going into the final inning. Albion put on a late surge, scoring three runs in the seventh. The D u t c h m e n stopped the run and ended up winning 7-4. Currey T h o m a s (’15) posted his sixth win of the season for Hope, throwing 6.2 innings and striking out six. Matt Glowacki (’16) picked up his third save of
the season. VanderWeele went 2-2 with two runs and an RBI. Hunt had two hits and an RBI, while Vachon drove in two runners and Klein had three RBI. The D u t c h m e n (19-10, 13-5 M I A A ) will travel to A l m a on Thursday to take on the Scots in an M I A A matchup. “W e need to keep maintaining our focus throughout a doubleheader," Carrigan said. “W e also need to re me mbe r what our goals were as a team to begin the season. “W e wanted to win the M I A A , advance to regionals, and then to Appleton [College World Series]. So far w e are doing well.” UPDATE: Hope faced Albion in another doubleheader on Monday, April 22. The D u t c h m e n w o n the first g a m e 6-0, but dropped the second to the Britons 11-8. H o p e (20-11, 14-6 M I A A ) still remains tied in first with Adrian in the M I A A .
Hope athletes awarded at third annual HOPEYs ceremony H o p e celebrated the third an nual H O P E Y s awards ceremony on April 15. These awards rec ognized the top athletic perfor mances of the past athletic sea son. Winners of each category were determined by the voting of Hope's student-athletes. H o p e ’s 84 senior student-
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for the D u t c h m e n after Colton g a m e of the M I A A Tournament. “Role Player of the Year” Over w a y (T3) went d o w n with A n d r e w Kreichelt (T3), captain an injury. “Best Clutch Performance” of the m e n ’s track and field team. “Outstanding Team” - Courtney Kust (’13), w o m e n ’s basketball. Kust poured in 29 W o m e n ’s basketball. H o p e ad points in the M I A A Tourna vanced to the Elite Eight in the N C A A Division III C h a m p i o n me nt Championship Game ship, finishing with a 29-2 sea against Calvin. “Exceptional Performance son record. “Female Athlete of the in an Individual Event” - Sheri McCormack (’14), women's Year” - Liz Ellis (T3), w o m e n ’s cross country. M c C o r m a c k fin basketball. Ellis was n a m e d the ished fourth out of 234 runners M I A A Defensive Player of the Year for a third time, while also at the Great Lakes Regional. “Best Record-Breaking receiving Al l- M I A A First T e a m Performance” - Brittany Berry honors. “Male Athlete of the Year” (’15), w o m e n ’s basketball. Berry shot a school record and Divi Joel Rietsema (T3), men's track sion Ill-leading 51 percent from and field. Rietsema set H o p e and M I A A records in the 800-meter three-point range. “Breakthrough Athlete” - run, and he received All-Ameri Brooke Nienhuis (T2), softball. can honors after finishing fourth Nienhuis batted .442 her senior in the 800 meters at the 2012 year and was n a m e d to the All- N C A A Division III Track and Field Championships. M I A A First Team. “Karen Page Courage “Breakthrough Team” W o m e n ' s soccer. The Dutch Award” - Tarwo Konbloa (T5), advanced to the championship m e n ’s soccer.
The Flying Dutch captured their second win in a r o w on Saturday against Albion. This leaves H o p e at 2-2 in the M I A A and 4-8 overall. Maddie Ferguson (’13) came out strong for Hope, and within the first two minutes put the Flying Dutch ahead 1-0. This was answered quickly by Albion with two goals, and H o p e lost the lead. With a high-scoring rally in the first half, H o p e was up 7-5. “W e k n e w that it would be a good match up and w e were excited to play Albion,” Ferguson said. “W e struggled in the first half to finish our transitions from defense to offense with a goal, but w e were able to turn that around in the second half.” The Flying Dutch started with fire in the second half, scoring five unanswered goals. With five minutes left in the second half, Emily Oliver (T6) fired one past the goalie, putting H o p e up nine goals. Albion struggled to keep up with the Flying Dutch, landing three mo re goals, but its efforts weren’t enough. H o p e closed out the g a m e 18-12. Ferguson broke her previous record of goals in a g a m e on Saturday by scoring nine goals on 12 shots. Other goal scorers for the Flying Dutch included Molly Greenfield (T5) and Katie Sabourin (T4) each with three, Heather Wierenga (T5) with two, and Oliver with one. Wierenga, Greenfield and Ferguson each were credited with an assist. Staying strong on offense and defense, H o p e had a total of 18 turnovers, while H o p e forced 26 Albion turnovers. “[Our defense’s] patience, communication, and fast feet were instrumental in slowing d o w n and preventing Albion from scoring,” Ferguson said. H o p e fired a total of 27 shots against Albion, outshooting them by three. The Dutch had a total of 14-23 clears while Albion totaled 6-10. “Albion has strong attack players but our defense was able to slow th em d o w n by doubling the ball and cutting off Albion’s passes to the middle for the quick shot,” Ferguson said. H o p e n o w averages 10.7 goals scored per g a m e and 23.9 shots. In goal for H o p e was Racquel Harrouk (T6) and Jessica Donnell (’14) with a combined five saves. Wi th two league games remaining, H o p e is tied for third in the conference with Albion. Today, Wednesday, April 24, H o p e will take on the Knights at h o m e at 4 p.m. “W e will need to c o m e out strong in the first half with a lot of intensity in order to play our g a m e and establish the lead [against Calvin]," said Ferguson.