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Movies such as "Animal House" or "Old School" portray a perceived side of the college lifestyle: alcohol consumption by students. A popular stereotype is that the majority of college students across the nation consume alcohol on a regular basis. A joint effort by the Counseling Center, the office of Residential Life and the office of the dean of students is aiming to dispel the alcohol consumption stereotype as a myth on Hope College's campus. According to the posters around campus, the majority of Hope students do not consume alcohol on a regular basis. Statistics from a research survey conducted during the fall semesters of 2005 and 2006 found that 60 percent of students surveyed indicated that they do not drink alcoholic beverages on a regular weekly basis. The survey was coordinated by Dean o f Students Richard Frost and Dr. John Jobson, assistant dean of students and director of Residential Life and Housing, and was confidentially administered via Hope's e-mail system. The survey asked two direct questions, from which statistics were obtained. "What is the average number of alcoholic drinks that you consume per week (a drink is a bottle of beer, a glass of wine, a shot glass of liquor, or a mixed drink)?" the first question asked, in a self-reporting method, giving multiple choice answers in increments ranging from " 0 " to "Over 30." In the 2005 survey, 920 of 1,502 respondents and 805 of the 1,330 respondents in the 2006 survey answered the first question with " 0 " drinks per week. The statistics show that 60 percent of students who reported said that they do not have an alcoholic beverage on a weekly basis. The second question, which included the same possible multiple-choice answers as the first, asked students their perception of alcohol consumption among Hope students. The resulting statistics indicated that students perceived that only 3 percent of students in 2005 and 5 percent o f students in 2006 did not consume alcohol on a regular weekly basis. S E E ALCOHOL, P A G E 9


M O V E - I N M A D N E S S — On Friday, Aug. 2 4 , first-year s t u d e n t s , parents and O r i e n t a t i o n s t a f f lugged boxes, r e f r i g e r a t o r s , T V s , and other d o r m room e s s e n t i a l s i n t o r e s i d e n t i a l halls across c a m p u s . Pictured Is a view of move-in f r o m Dykstra Hall.


"Let the Journey Begin" was the central theme for the 2007 Hope College Orientation, and for many, the journey dampened when rain briefly fell during a busy stretch of the moving in process. Despite the adverse weather on Friday, Orientation 2007 proceeded without a further weather-related hitch, apart from the Orientation Extravaganza being moved from the Pine Grove to inside the Dow Center for first time in many years. According to the Registrar's office, 823 first-year students are registered for classes, making the class of 2011 one of the largest incoming classes to attend Hope

"I was expecting the typical College. short-term orientation — one day, The weekend for the new then go to classes," Brady said. "1 students was chock-full of like how they treated us as adults activities and events, ranging and not just like children." from Orientation group meetings With many to PlayFair, events to from the Luau — choose from. to Orange and 7 was expecting the typical Orientation's Blue for You short-term orientation—one appeal reaches and other small day, then go to classes. I like many different activities. Hope's types of people. orientation how they treated us as adults Christina weekend is and not just like children. Bowles ('11) unique from many M a x Brady ( M l ) of Dykstra Hall other schools, = specifically = = = = = particularly enjoyed PlayFair. state • colleges "1 really liked PlayFairbecause and universities, often lending a you got to know people in an personable side to the process. active setting," Bowles said. One first-year student. Max Whether it was PlayFair, the Brady ( ' I I ) , noticed such a Luau, or any other event, students difference.

spent the weekend getting to know not only the campus but other people as well. Kollen Hall resident Jon Kinsey ('11) enjoyed the weekend as a whole. "I enjoyed the opportunity to meet new people, seeing as I only knew one other person, my roommate," Kinsey said, "so it put me in an environment where meeting new people was kind of forced upon you, which was beneficial.'* The orientation assistant's side of things went equally well. "[Orientation] went well. The staff this year was really great. We've had kind of a small staff, so move-in was more difficult than usual," said Anna Finger S E E JOURNEY, P A G E 10


With the painful loss of life still fresh in the minds and hearts of many in Hope College's community, orientation weekend carried on as previously planned, albeit missing significant participants. For the second consecutive year the Hope community, and the student community in particular, has been forced to deal with the loss of loved ones during summer recess. Paul Baeverstad ('08) and Darcy Quick ('06) passed away in accidents that occurred during the summer months of 2006. On Aug. 10, Sam Meengs (MO) and







Karen Linder (MO) were involved in a car accident in Ravenna Township that took both of their lives. Meengs was pronounced dead at the scene and Linder a day later from injuries suffered in the crash. The accident occurred enroute to .Meengs' family cottage on Hess Lake. Meengs and Linder were involved in campus activities, Meengs with the m e n ' s swimming and diving team and Linder with campus ministries. Both were scheduled to be assistants for this year's orientation. A funeral service for Meengs, a resident of Zeeland, and Linder, a native of Sioux City, Iowa, was held on Aug. 15 in Dimnent

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Chapel. A separate memorial service was held for Linder in Sioux City on Aug. 21. Memorial scholarship funds have been arranged via the Karen Linder Scholarship, 2912 Chambers St., Sioux City, Iowa, 51104, for Linder, and the Holland/Zeeland Community Foundation for Meengs. To honor the lives of Karen and Sam. The Anchor plans to publish a tribute in its Sept. 12 issue. We welcome reflections on the lives of Karen and/or Sam from anyone who would like to contribute. Please e-mail submissions to anchor® or drop them off at The Anchor's office in Martha Miller Center 151.

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S K Y V I E W — Some first-year students managed to move in before the rain hit. Many, however, did not.


OA E N T H U S I A S M - Nate Johnson ('09) jumps for joy as yet another first-year student settles into his new home. TRUST CIRCLE— Orientation student leaders participate in a trust-building exercise minutes before the 10 a.m. move-in start ti me . Orientat i o n directors, assistant directors and orientation assist a n t s participated.


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R I V E R S I D E R A L L Y — Holland c o m m u n i t y m e m b e r Norma Noordljk, l e f t , a n d Hope professors Curtis Gruen|er, center, and Julie Klpp, right, exchange a greeting w i t h a friendly River Avenue passer-by. Gruenler and Kipp were t w o of about 3 5 community members who organized an anti-war rally the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 28. The rally was organized by the Holland chapter of's Operation Democracy, an affiliation of volunteers who organize political events in their local communities.




Facebook, the popular and rapidly growing social utility website, is facing a lawsuit which could shut it down. Divya Narendra and twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are suing Mark Zuckerberg. the founder of Facebook. for fraud, copyright infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets. Narendra and the Winklevoss twins, founders o f ConnectU, allege Zuckerberg agreed to write the code for ConnectU's predecessor, The Harvard Connection. However, according to the three ConnectU founders, Zuckerberg dragged his feet and then used their ideas to open Facebook in 2004. ConnectU originally filed suit in September 2004; however, it was dismissed because of a


The decision to technicality. The dismiss the case, Winklevosses however, was deand Narendra M a r k Zuckerberg's Profile (This Is you) layed by U.S. Disquickly refiled trict Judge Dougthe suit. Harva Mark las Woodlock. Lawyers for Faceb Zuckerberg Woodlock was San Fi both Zuckerberg remained unand Facebook Male convinced of the assert that there May 1 plaintiff's case, was no written Dobb giving ConnectU In a R and binding conand their lawyers tract between T M i n i F e e d until Aug. 8 to Zuckerberg and D i s p l a y i n g 10 s t o r i e s revise their comthe founders of V i e w M o r e P h o t o s o f Me 1 8 2 ) plaint. Facebook the then Harvard Read N o t e s by Mc was then offered Connection. Q M a r k c o m m e n t e d o n Ez Edit My Profile two weeks folFacebook ret h e Nut i n a T u x . C r e a t e a P r o t i l e Badge lowing Connecsponded to the t U ' s deadline to G R A P H I C COURTESY FACEBOOK ConnectU lawrespond to the resuit by asking it vised charges. significant idea enough to build a be dismissed. The j u d g e wanted to specifigreat company. That one person Court documents filed by 4t cally know if the contract between was Mark Zuckerberg." Zuckerberg's lawyers state, Each the parties was purely verbal. A hearing was held July 25 of them had different interests and S E E FACEBOOK, PAGE X in U.S. District Court in Boston. activities. Only one o f them had a

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GONZALES RESIGNS CRAWFORD. Texas (AP) - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has resigned, ending a monthslong standoff with Republican and Democratic critics who called for his ouster over the Justice Department's botched handling of FBI terror investigations and the firing of U.S. attorneys, officials said Monday. The likely temporary replacement for Gonzales is Solicitor General Paul Clement, who would lake over until a permanent replacement is found, according to a senior administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity. The Justice Department held a news conference on Aug. 27 in Washington. President Bush was expected to discuss Gonzales' departure at his Crawford, Texas, ranch., before leaving on a trip to western states. Two administration officials speaking on grounds of anonymity said that Gonzales had submitted a resignation letter last Friday. These officials declined to be identified because the formal announcement about Gonzales.was still pending. A longtime friend of Bush, who once considered him for appointment to the Supreme Court, Gonzales is the fourth high-ranking administration official to leave since November 2006. Donald H.Rumsfeld, an architect of the Iraq war, resigned as defense secretary one day after the Alberto Gonzales



November elections. Paul Wolfowitz agreed in May to step down as president of the World Bank after an ethics inquiry. And lop Bush adviser Karl Rove earlier this month announced he was stepping down. A frequent Democratic target. Gonzales could not satisfy critics who said he had lost credibility over the Justice Department's botched handling of warrantless wiretaps related to the threat of terrorism and the firings of several U.S. attorneys. As attorney general and earlier as White House counsel, Gonzales pushed for expanded presidential powers, including the eavesdropping authority. He drafted controversial rules for military war tribunals and sought to limit the legal rights of detainees at Guantanamo Bay prompting lawsuits by civil libertarians who said the government was violating the Constitution in its pursuit of terrorists.


U.S., iRAQI FORCES KILL 3 3 SUNNi INSURGENTS BAGHDAD (AP) - Hundreds of U.S. and Iraqi forces backed by helicopters ,and jet fighters attacked and killed 33 Sunni insurgents who were holding back the water supply to the Shiite town of Khalis, the

American command said in a statement Tuesday. The assault began before dawn on Monday when a joint force was landed by helicopter in the village of Gubbiya, 10 miles east of Khalis. The assault force killed 13 fighters

and attack aircraft killed 20 others, the military said. The area is known to be controlled by al-Qaida in Iraq. Khalis, 50 miles north of Baghdad, has been the scene of repeated Sunni insurgent bombings and mortar attacks.

READING IN U.S. UNPOPULAR IN '06 (AP) - According to an Associate Press - Ipsos poll released Aug. 21, one in four adults claim to have not read a book at all in the past year. The study found that women and seniors were the most fervent readers. The most popular choices

of reading material were works of popular fiction or of a^religious nature. The average person claimed to have read four books in 2006. Removing those who did not read any books last year, the average number of books read in 2006 rose to seven books.




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Duncan Hunter Republican Congressman from California May 31, 1948 Western School of Law ('73) Law

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Dennis Kucinich

J o e Biden Democrat Senator from Delaware Nov. 20, 1942 University of Delaware ( ' 6 5 ) History and Political Science


Sam Brownback Republican Senator from Kansas Sept. 12, 1956 Kansas State University ( ' 7 9 ) Agriculture economics

Hillary Clinton Democrat Senator from N e w York Oct. 26, 1947 Wellesley College ('69) Political science


Chris Dodd Democrat Senator from Connecticut May 27, 1944 Providence College ( ' 6 6 ) English literature

John Edwards Democrat Former senator from N. Carolina June 10, 1953 North Carolina State ('74) Textile technology Mike Gravel Democrat Former Senator from Alaska May 13, 1930 Columbia ( , 5 6 ) Economics

Rudy Giuliani Republican Former mayor of New York City May 28, 1944 Manhattan College Political science


Democrat Congressman from Ohio Oct. 8, 1946 Case Western Reserve ('73) Communications, speech

Ron P a u l Republican Congressman from Texas Aug. 20, 1935 Gettysburg ( ' 5 7 ) Major not available at press time Bill R i c h a r d s o n Democrat Governor of N e w Mexico Nov. 15, 1947 Tufts ( ' 7 0 ) Political Science, Government and French John McCain Republican Senator from Arizona Aug. 29, 1936 . U.S. Naval Academy ( ' 5 8 ) Major not available at press time


Mitt R o m n e y Republican Former governor of Massachusets March 12, 1947 Brigham Young University ('71) English

Tom T a n c r e d o f J Republican Congressman from Colorado Dec. 20, 1945 Uni. of Northern Colorado ( ' 6 9 ) Political science

arack Obama Democrat Senator from Illinois Aug. 4, 1961 Columbia ( ' 8 3 ) Political science (with an international relations concentration)


Mike Huckabee Republican Former governor of Arkansas Aug. 24, 1955 Ouachita Baptist ( ' 7 5 ) Biblical studies


Michigan voters may have a chance to pick their favorite presidential candidate sooner this year, giving the state more influence in choosing each party's nominee for the 2008 general election. Democratic Michigan voters are set to vote in a caucus on Feb. 9. Republicans are scheduled to choose their favorite presidential candidate at their convention Jan. 24-25. However, legislation currently in the Michigan House could create a joint, state-run primary on Jan. 15. It is estimated that a staterun primary would draw more than 2 million voters; whereas the separate elections would bring in 100,000 Democratic voters and only 4,000-6,000 Republican voters. The legislation, which passed Michigan Senate on Aug. 22,. is supported by the Michigan Republicans but has split the state's Democratic Party. "It's unfortunate that the Senate Republicans passed this presidential primary bill today," said Mark Brewer, the chair of the Michigan D e m o cratic Party, in a statement released following the passage o f the primary legislation. " T h e Michigan Democratic Party continues to oppose this bill, and we applaud all the Democrats in the state Senate for unanimously voting against it. We look forward to having our caucus plan approved at the (Democratic National Committee's) Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting this Saturday (Aug. 25) in Washington, D.C." At the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting on Aug. 25, committee members SEE P R I M A R Y , PAGE 1 0


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Wednesday 8/29 Silent Killer: The Unfinished Campaign Against Hunger


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Thursday 8/30 Blch Minh Nguyen speaks A u t h o r of " S t e a l i n g Buddha's Dinner." D i m n e n t Chapel 7 - 9 p.m.

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Poster art weds sculptures in Depree exhibit On Sept. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m., the DePree Arts Center and Gallery will host the opening for its current exhibit, which will run until October. The gallery features works by Don Shepherd and E. Mcknight Kauffer, two artists with refreshingly dissimilar mediums. Shepherd's background in architectural and liturgical de-

sign makes his sculptures particularly interesting. Many of his pieces were created using blown crystal glass, copper and wire mesh. Several of the sculptures, featuring deep vibrant color, allude to Shepherd's stained glass expertise. "I believe that design is a powerful process in the service of the spiritual and functional needs of humanity," Shepherd said. Shepherd's passion for func-

Tulipanes features Mexican soprano Soprano Martha Juliana Ayech Rodriguez will perform on the eve of the Tulipanes Latino Art and Film Festival in Dimnent Chapel Aug. 29 from 7- 8:30 p.m. According to Italian publication II Giomale della Musica, Rodriguez "has in her reperatory operas that require great professional ripeness, managing the extraordinaire energy variations the act needs to express, going from the delicate whisper to a great vocal expression.'* Student tickets are S6.50. Contact DeVos Fieldhouse Ticket Office for purchase.

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tional design is clearly shared by E. Mcknight Kauffer, the graphic design artist featured alongside Shepherd in the exhibit. Kauffer, who started his career as a painter, became an important poster artist during the World War era. Kauffer's poster work is generally adorned with clean lines and symbolic imagery, a style which he helped pioneer in international advertising in the

1920s and 1930s. Although highly respected and sought after in Europe, Kauffer did not achieve full recognition in the United States during his lifetime. The pieces on display at DePree include several famous American Airlines posters and sketched plans for stage sets. For the pieces, Kauffer used primarily ink, pencil and lithograph.

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As Hope students wonder what lies beyond their short four years of college, an upcoming recital promises a possible answer to that very question. On Sept. 11, students will have the rare opportunity to see one of their own return to the fold. Beth Quimby-Hopkins ( 99), a former student of Hope professor Charles Aschbrenner, will perform a piano recital in Dimnent Chapel at 7:30p.m. The program for the recital promises to be varied and interesting. An early Bartok suite begins the recital. Franz Schubert's beautiful three-movement Sonata in A minor follows. "It ends with blasted octave passages for two hands in canon," Aschbrenner said. Quimby-Hopkins will also play a m o d e m piece by Joan Tower, a modem composer rising in popularity, and will finish with an elude by Anton Rubenstein. The Rubenstein etude is best summed up by Maurice Hinson with the phrase, "unceasing wrist motion at a terrifying [speed of) Allegro Vivace." "Seeing and playing for several of my old professors will be a very emotional experience for me, and playing in Dimnent Chapel will be especially so," said Quimby-Hopkins. "There are a lot of old ghosts floating • ,- o. -r k. ; v w. i •

around in that space from recitals and concerts long since past." Although she came into college with designs on music education and English, Quimby-Hopkins decided in her sophomore year that she wanted to pursue piano performance. Said Aschbrenner, "Her talent was evident early on. She had enough repertoire in her first year to do a freshman recital — 1 think the first and only freshman ever to do so." With encouragement from Aschbrenner, Quimby-Hopkins applied to graduate school and got accepted to Peabody Conservatory. "Baltimore was a huge change from Holland, and to say I experienced culture shock is an understatement. But I loved the environment. I was surrounded by serious musicians who made music the center of their life, and it was so inspiring. 1 worked harder than I'd ever worked in my life." After eaming her master's in two years, Quimby-Hopkins stayed on at Peabody to teach. She is currently the director of music at Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart and, recently, a finalist in the prestigious Garrison Piano Competition. "She's very intelligent, very talented, very ambitious," Aschbrenner said. Students and faculty both look forward to the performance.


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COMMUNITY DAY A long-running Holland and Hope College tradition is adding a unique dimension this year. As in the past, the annual Hope-Holland Community Day, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8, will feature a picnic on Windmill Island and a home football game at Holland Municipal Stadium. For only the third time in the event's 42-year history, however, the game will be played under the lights. The picnic will run at the island from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., followed by the game beginning at 7 p.m.

SLEEPING AT LAST, PAPER ROUTE PLAY SEPT. 2 Sleeping At Last and Paper Route will perform at Hope on Sept. 2 at the Knickerbocker Theater. A U2-influenced band originally from the Chicago area. Sleeping At Last plays with a passionate emo/altemative rock sound and Christian inflected lyrics. Nashville, Tenn.-based Paper Route was formed by former members of For All of the Drifters, and cites influences ranging from Bjork, to the pre-1976 Ellon John, Tears for Fears, Emmylou Harris and Rufus Wainwright. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are free with a Hope student ID and $10 for the public. Tickets available at the DeVos Ticket Office.




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"I just spent S60(V , Mark McBride f O S ) said. "It's bad. They were all huge books and all new." Complaints like this are common as Hope College gears up for a new semester. Like many colleges across the nation, Hope's textbook prices continue to rise. The College Board, the organization that administers the SAT test, reported that.U.S. college students spent an average of $801 to $904 on books and supplies in the 20052006 school year. A majority of Hope students purchase their books from the Hope-Geneva Bookstore, located in the basement of the DeWitt Center. A portion of the profits from the bookstore go toward the Geneva Scholarship, which provides financial support to foreign students to foster peace and understanding among cultures. Textbook Manager Mary Deenik, who has worked in the bookstore for the past decade, explained that the prices of books are out of the bookstore's control, as prices are set by the publishers. " S o m e students have asked me about looking for their books at larger bookstores at Grand Valley or Michigan State. Honestly, prices there would probably be exactly the same. We're not trying to rip you o f f — w e just don't have any say in the prices of new textbooks," Deenik said. Deenik understands the financial strain buying textbooks puts on many students. "1 had three sons go through college myself," she said. "1 really try hard to keep the prices down as best I can."

Textbook prices frustrate students

bookstores' biggest competitor. It's also common for students to use local libraries or interlibrary loans to borrow books for classes. Twenty-three percent of all textbooks in the fall of 2005 were bought As dismal as buying textbooks is for online and the numbers continue to increase. Below are the most popular Hope students, there is a ray of hope. Book Buyback, which takes place at the end of online sources for new and used textbooks recommended by Hope stueach semester, offers a chance for students dents. to get back a portion of their money. The Hope Geneva Bookstore refunds 55 Amazon. com Ebay. com percent of new textbook prices at the end of each term for books that will be used the Campusi. com Half, com following semester. According to Deenik, HopeMarketplace / Knowhope 55 percent is a better return than most college stores offer. Facebook Marketplace Books Exchange "There is a nationwide trend that buybacks are down," Deenik said. "However, at Hope, our numbers have stayed pretty Prices have risen roughly twice the rate to remain high due to the extensive time steady." authors devote to writing textbooks, proof inflation over the past 20 years with no The number of used books sold each seduction prices, shipping costs and the relasign of abating, according to the Governmester often depends on the timeliness of tively low circulation of textbooks. ment Accountability Office. Publisher's the professors in filing their book lists with "Yes, textbooks are expensive. You just prices have increased 6 percent this year the Hope Geneva Bookstore. If professors have to think of them as an investment for alone. turn in their book lists on time, the bookyour education," Deenik said. The release of new editions and the instore can order a To reduce clusion of C D - R O M s with textbooks are _ _ ^ _ _ _ greater number of = : = costs, many stu— = the main reason for increasing textbook used books. dents are turning prices, Deenik explained. Within several U.S. college students spent an average of $801 "Professors to online vendors months of a new edition's release, old ediwork to keep book for both new and to $904 on books and supplies in the 2005tions are destroyed or so devalued that costs d o w n , " Panused textbooks. bookstores refuse to carry them. 2006 school year. napacker said. "I "I save at least " N e w editions are a hassle for profes— T h e C o l l e g e Board foresee a time in sors as well as students," English professor $100 every se= = = : = = = = : = S i i i = = mester by buying = = = = = = = the near future Bill Pannapacker said. "We take notes and when there won't books online," prompts for class discussions in the marbe a need for buying books such as 'CanKrista Homakie ('09) said. " S o m e of them gins of textbooks, and when a new edition dide' or the 'Autobiography of Benjamin aren't worth it though because of shipping comes out, w e have to transfer our notes Franklin' because they will be available costs, and it is a hassle not having books and change our syllabi. We're not thrilled online for free. It's the textbooks that are on time." about it either." a problem." Online stores are emerging as college Deenik predicts that prices are likely

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In pursuit of knowledge Between the lines c o u n t r y a n d d r o p p i n g a missile.

o f M i n n e s o t a f o u n d a h o l e in the u n i v e r s e 6 billion trillion m i l e s w i d e that c o n t a i n s n o g a l a x i e s , no stars, no dust, no m a t t e r o f

Evelyn Daniel

a n y kind. D i d you k n o w ...

Did y o u k n o w ... ... that scientists a n n o u n c e d T h u r s d a y







fact, a c c o r d i n g


feel bad.

letter to the editor. A l s o , A n c h o r r e a d e r s are a l w a y s w e l c o m e t o s t o p b y o u r office and

We h a d n ' t either — until w e

share their t h o u g h t s with w h i c h e v e r sleepd e p r i v e d staff m e m b e r theyfindfirst.

N e w s , t o r n a d o e s r a v a g e d five c o u n t i e s in s o u t h e a s t M i c h i g a n ? T h e storms, sighted in Washtenaw, Oakland, Genesee, Livingston

As the editors o f T h e A n c h o r this year, you will b e h e a r i n g f r o m o n e o f u s e v e r y

t o realize that attaining k n o w l e d g e is a personal c h o i c e . A s a student, you c o u l d

a n d Eaton counties, left a s m a n y a s 120,000

w e e k . O u r staff d o e s its best e v e r y issue t o

have' c h o s e n not t o c o m e to H o p e — but

D T E E n e r g y c u s t o m e r s w i t h o u t p o w e r at

b r i n g y o u the m o s t o b j e c t i v e , a c c u r a t e a n d

you did. E a c h day, y o u c h o o s e w h e t h e r or

the h e i g h t o f the i n c l e m e n t weather.


u p - t o - d a t e n e w s a v a i l a b l e at p r e s s time.

not to a t t e n d class, to d o the r e a d i n g s and t o

h o m e s o f t h r e e A n c h o r staff m e m b e r s lie

W h i l e w e constantly strive to b r i n g o u r

within the a f f e c t e d c o u n t i e s . Did y o u k n o w ...

r e a d e r s the stories that m o s t i m p a c t us as a c o l l e g e c o m m u n i t y , the n e w s c o n t a i n e d

e n g a g e with others in a n a c a d e m i c setting. You c h o s e t o c o n t i n u e r e a d i n g this c o l u m n .

... that the g o v e r n m e n t o f the f o r m e r

in t h e s e p a g e s r e p r e s e n t s only a m i n u t e

Soviet r e p u b l i c o f G e o r g i a said they fired on a R u s s i a n a i r c r a f t that they b e l i e v e d

f r a c t i o n o f the infinite b o d y o f k n o w l e d g e

A^ c o l l e g e students, it is important

W e h o p e that y o u will use y o u r r e m a i n i n g t i m e at H o p e to p u r s u e k n o w l e d g e .

that w a i t s to b e d i s c o v e r e d . W h e t h e r you find o u r w o r d s a g r e e a b l e

Emily and Evelyn are happy to be back on campus from their summers working respec-

the W a s h i n g t o n Post and the L o s A n g e l e s

or d i s a g r e e a b l e , w e h o p e they inspire y o u t o

tively in newspaper design and at the Ameri-

T i m e s , G e o r g i a also a c c u s e d Russia earlier this m o n t h o f flying fighter j e t s o v e r their

take w h a t y o u read h e r e a s a starting point

can Cancer Society.

reports in the M i n n e a p o l i s Star T r i b u n e , they f o u n d a g r e a t e r e x p a n s e o f e m p t y

w a s violating their a i r s p a c e ? A c c o r d i n g to

s p a c e than has e v e r b e e n f o u n d b e f o r e . Prof. L a w r e n c e R u d n i c k o f the U n i v e r s i t y

We e n c o u r a g e you t o think

m u c h t h e r e w a s that w e d i d n ' t k n o w — and w o u l d n ' t k n o w if w e d i d n ' t read the n e w s .

they h a v e m a d e a galactic d i s c o v e r y o f monumental

o f the w o r l d .

a b o u t w h a t y o u read here a n d r e s p o n d to it — o n a personal level or p u b l i c l y t h r o u g h a

started r e s e a r c h i n g for this c o l u m n . In d o i n g so, w e b e g a n t o realize j u s t h o w

... that last w e e k , a c c o r d i n g to reports in the Detroit F r e e Press and Detroit

Emily Papple


denies a n y i n v o l v e m e n t in either incident. If y o u h a v e n ' t read t h e s e stories, d o n ' t

to explore and expand your understanding

Yellow Wallpaper A cup of wisdom Rachel Lackey

m e d i c a l b r e a k t h r o u g h s and e n d i n g w o r l d hunger. I am tired j u s t w a t c h i n g t h e m as

W e l c o m e , class o f 2011. I c a n ' t wait

my contrasting appearance reminds m e of

t o see w h a t y o u will b r i n g t o the b u b b l e

e y e s — t h a t c a n ' t p o s s i b l y see it all. T h e y

my age. W h e n did w e lose o u r w o r r y ? W h e r e

that is H o p e College. E m b r a c e this place, t h e s e y e a r s , t h e s e people, b e c a u s e there is n o o t h e r place like it. S a v o r e v e r y sip o f

h a v e flocked t o o u r t o w n e a g e r to p l e a s e , e a g e r t o learn, e a g e r t o c h a n g e and g r o w

has o u r panic g o n e ? As I watch them choose their mood lattes a n d o t h e r f a n c y d r i n k s , I a m c o v e r e d

upT o d a y f e e l s distant, the hours flying b y w i t h o u t p u r p o s e . T h e streets are b u s y a n d I

S o m e d a y s I w i s h t o be t h e m , full o f t i m e a n d worry. M o s t l y I j u s t w i s h w e c o u l d run

a m a m e s s — too c o m f y t o care — h a v i n g

a w a y and f o r g e t it all — t h i n k i n g w e are

o f c a f f e i n e — black. T h e y h a v e f o u r y e a r s

n o o n e to please with m y a p p e a r a n c e .

still filled with w o r r y but a b o u t t h e t h i n g s

a h e a d o f the life I a m so d e s p e r a t e l y t r y i n g t o h a n g onto. Four y e a r s t o d i s c o v e r w h o

w i t h f e a r and e n v y finishing m y third c u p

T h e c o f f e e s h o p is f a m i l i a r but d o e s

t h a t "really m a t t e r " — w i t h all o u r y e a r s

not feel like h o m e . E a c h painted f a c e that

o f " w i s d o m " and e x p e r i e n c e that lead u s t o m o r e " i m p o r t a n t w o r r i e s " like grad s c h o o l .

e n t e r s is u n r e c o g n i z a b l e a n d flushed with

m o n t h s ... d a y s . . . hours.

fall q u i c k l y a p p r o a c h e s . T h i s

p l a c e is o o z i n g with f e e l i n g and m e m o r y but t h e y enter with f r e s h e y e s — w i t h w i d e

p a n i c as

they really are, w h a t they really w a n t , and w h e r e they are s u p p o s e d t o be. I h a v e

coffee, every ounce of good conversation and e a c h m o m e n t o f laughter b e c a u s e t h o s e are the things so easily forgotten. Rachel




from Davison, Michigan. coffee shops provide the



She finds that perfect remedy

to writer's block.


Recent parking changes undermine student safety

ALPHA PHI OMEGA National Co-ed Service Fraternity


S t u d e n t s w h o live in c o t t a g e s a n d have cottage parking passes can now

p.m. p a r k i n g deadline. In o r d e r to respect the c a m p u s rules,

ed, but s t u d e n t s can w o r k in the library

park in other c a m p u s lots, b u t only

w e w o u l d h a v e to w a l k h o m e . H o w e v -

can also s t u d y by t h e m s e l v e s or in

from 7 a.m. t o 7 p.m. W h i l e this m a y be an i m p r o v e m e n t

er, m a n y o f u s live in c o t t a g e s s o far

g r o u p s in the a c a d e m i c buildings as late a s necessary.

a w a y that w a l k i n g h o m e , s o m e t i m e s a s late as 3 a.m., w o u l d n ' t b e s a f e .

f r o m y e a r s past, w h a t h a p p e n s to t h o s e

Informational Meetings:

P a r k i n g in the lot behind t h e M a r t h a

s t u d e n t s w h o live in c o t t a g e s or c o m -

Miller C e n t e r f o r G l o b a l C o m m u n i c a -

night s t u d y g r o u p s ? O r t h o s e o f us on

tion m e a n s being ticketed and billed

m u t e t o c a m p u s should b e abl e to park park later on c a m p u s . F o r the s a k e o f

The Anchor? Take the A n c h o r staff, for e x a m p l e . W e d u t i f u l l y lay out the student

$25 - weekly. T h e r e is the possibility o f u s i n g the shuttle van. H o w e v e r , shuttle van ser-

done. This is a staff editorial,

newspaper every Tuesday night, which

vice e n d s at 2 a . m . - o f t e n b e f o r e T h e


o f t e n finds us in o u r o f f i c e until early

A n c h o r is p u t to bed. Not only is the A n c h o r staff a f f e c t -

staff as a whole.


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Rumbleweeds — er, vacation

How I spent my vocation Jeremy Benson


I spent approximately 10 hours of my summer eating fried chicken and S a m ' s Club cookies in sweaty backyards o f high school graduates. My family knew the graduates from the church we stopped attending in 2003. At each party I ran into a mob of deacons, organists, and youth group leaders I hadn't seen since last year's grad parties. At each party they would inevitably ask the series of questions known to every college student: What school do you go to? What are you studying? What year are you? Got a girlfriend? (Freshmen; unless your hometown is overgrown with an advanced system of

grapevines, go ahead and print yourself a ream of FAQ sheets. Better yet, make a Tshirt with all the answers, and wear it every visit home. Fickle? Make your T-shirt out of dry-erase board.) When the partygoers heard I am entering my senior year they couldn't resist pitching the curveball: "What will you do upon graduation?" I don't know. Heck, it's a full eight months away! While not schmoozing over plates o f macaroni salad, I hiked the coast of California with my sister. And honestly, my career was the farthest thing from my mind. I had more pressing matters, like finding a place to sleep in a millionaire neighborhood (we slept under some bushes on the median) or wolfing down a can of beans in a futile attempt to satisfy my furnace of a stomach. On one particular occasion, my sister

April and I walked into Santa Cruz, after a 30-mile day, just as the sun began its descent. Finding a stack of yellow pages, we called every listing under hotels, motels and inns. The cheapest room we could find cost $150 and was across town. We sat on the ground outside a grocery store and listed our options: a) walk three more miles to spend too much on a bed. b) Call a taxi and ride to a state park trail, where there may or may not be a campsite. c) Find a playground and sleep in the tubes. d) Divine intervention. We had decided on option B when we went inside to buy some groceries, including a half gallon of Cookies V Cream, which we planned on eating while waiting for the taxi. "Where ya hiking to?" asked a man behind us in the checkout. "San Diego." " W h e r e are you staying tonight?"

We laughed and shrugged. And that's when a miracle happened. The man, Fred, passed his groceries to a friend, ushered us to his car and took us to his house. We ate the entire carton of ice cream on his deck, giggling. In the morning, his friend made us omelets. Without us knowing, God chose option D. So, I do not fear the vast unknown that is my future. I have chosen option D: I trust that opportunities to use my talents fruitfully will arise. After all, worms and beavers and birds all have jobs, purposes, callings. Doesn't God love you and me more than these? In the meantime, Jeremy will continue to write and make useful art out of junk he finds in the garbage. If you have suggestions or want to respond, e-mail him at or the Anchor at anchor@

Study debunks alcohol myth * ALCOHOL, from page 1 According to Jobson, the goal of the social norms advertising was to change a skewed perspective of alcohol on college campuses. "We wanted to help the first year students know that it's normal not to drink at college and especially not on or around our campus," Jobson said. "Our ultimate goal is to have a more informed idea of the w a y things are on our campus." The ad campaign, entitled "Social Norms — The Way Things Really Are," is set up

campus-wide and features posters with varying graphics and phrases that attempt to get a single point across: " T h e majority of students at Hope College choose not to drink." Jobson was optimistic that the ads would have their desired effect on students. "[The posters are) a different approach as opposed to just telling you," Jobson said. "1 want those students w h o are sitting on the fence to say, '1 have permission not to d r i n k . ' "

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* JOURNEY, from page 1 ('09), an assistant director. The staff this year consisted of 163 O A s , 20 ADs, and two directors. Claudia Klimkowski ('08), one of the ADs, noted the important role that the two directors, Katie Ester ( ' 0 8 ) and A m y VanDerMeulen ('OS), played in all areas of Orientation. ''Katie and Amy did an incredible j o b , " Klimkowski said. "If it w a s n ' t for them with thousands of people on campus, it would have been crazy. T h e y ' v e been working since January for Orientation; they are amazing leaders." One fairly noticeable part of Orientation staff apparel was two

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ribbons, one pink and one blue, attached to each staff person's nametag, in honor of Sam Meengs (' 10) and Karen Linder (' 10), both of whom had been scheduled to be OAs. "It's the least we could do to honor them and try to make the weekend go well," Klimkowski said. As the class of 2011 continues their first week of school at Hope, the journey for the students appears to have started out on the right foot. If the impression left upon the Orientation staff is any notion for what is in store this year, the future bodes well for Hope. " S o far, this class has really impressed us." Klimkowski said.


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Pouring rain and 30 mph winds hardly sounds like ideal weather for a vacation, but the Hope College men's golf team knew what to expect when they traveled to Scotland this summer. The 10-day trip allowed the team to play some of Scotland's best courses, including this year's British Open site, Carnoustie. In addition, the team was able to go sightseeing and absorb some of the local culture. "The three aspects of the Scotland trip (cultural, competition and service) were all experienced by the team," coach Bob Ebel said on the team's online journal. "Three days of sightseeing, three days o f competition against local Scottish teams and a service project at St. Margarets Hospice House." The team arrived in Glasgow, Scotland on July 28. On the 29th, the team made its first stop at Kingsbams Golf Club, where captain Tommy Yamaoka ('08) posted the low round 73. "Highlighting the trip were rounds played at Kingsbams, Prestwick, and Carnoustie," Yamaoka said. " M y favorite part of the trip was playing all of the historical courses, and being able to visit and learn about the great history of Scotland and some of the major cities w e toured." In addition to Kingsbams, the team played Prestwick,

Camoustie and walked the grounds o f the Old Course at St. Andrews. The St. Andrews experience stuck out in most of the players' minds as the most memorable. * In their online joumal, Yamaoka and Matt Lapham (v'08) said, " T h e time spent in St. Andrews was well worth the trip, and a day seemed like it wasn't enough time to explore everything St. Andrews had to offer." Captain Ryan Sheets ( ' 0 8 ) also enjoyed the Old Course experience. " T h e highlight of the trip had to either be the round of golf at Camoustie, or spending a day at the birthplace of golf, St. Andrews," Ryan Sheets ( ' 0 8 ) said. Although the team was able to enjoy some famous Scottish courses, they still had to f a c e some struggles with the weather. "We were very fortunate with the weather, with the exception of the last day of golf at Prestwick where it rained all day," Sheets said. "We had very nice weather with temperatures in the low 60s and little rain." In addition to weather challenges, the courses in-Scotland are tough without rain or wind. Many of the Scottish courses play differently compared to courses in the U.S. "The styles of courses were different in Scotland, mostly being links, which required us to adapt our games to fit," Yamaoka

Men's Golf Olivet Comet Ciasslc at Bedford Valley Country Club

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Men's Golf Olivet C o m e t Classic at Bedford Valley Country Club

Women's Soccer Away vs. Denison a t 1 p.m.





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Hope g o l f e r Nate Golomb ('07) s t a n d on St. Andrews* f a m o u s bridge, w h i c h many B r i t i s h Open c h a m p i o n s have crossed. said. "We had to leam and execute different types of shots we do not get to see regularly in the United States." N o w with playing experience in the tough conditions of Scotland, the team is ready to defend its M I A A title and make another appearance at the N C A A tournament. " T h e Scotland trip was a great preview of what to expect in our upcoming season," Sheets said. "We competed in three matches over there, winning all

of them. We have a very talented, experienced team this year with seven upperclassmen." In addition to the golf experience, the memories and camaraderie will be something these players will take with them forever. "[The] Scotland trip was a once-in-a-lifetime experience," Sheets said. ."To go play some of the most famous courses in the world, with the whole team there, was something I will never forget."

HOPE VOLLEYBALL TRAVELS TO BRAZIL Trip to Brazil offers new, intense competition not experienced in conference play Nick Hlnkle S P O R T S ED IT OR

With help from a trip to Brazil, the Hope College volleyball team will be seeking a M I A A title and an N C A A appearance. This summer the team traveled to Brazil to compete against club teams and participate in teambuilding activities. Captain Nora Slenk ('08) went on the intemational trip and said it brought the team closer than ever. "It was probably one of the best experiences with Hope volleyball," Slenk said. ' T h e trip really brought us close together. We can tell what each other is think-

ing when we are on the court." In addition to teambuilding, the trip allowed Hope players to compete against intemational players with different techniques than what Hope usually encounters. "The Brazilians were really emotional on the court," Slenk said. "They played with a lot of emotion and won a lot of scrappy points. It was good for us to play against." With their intemational experience, the Dutch hope to improve on last year's 25-10 record and place second in the M I A A behind Calvin. This season the team will try to improve on its conference.

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regional and national perfor- "We will also be really deep on our bench this year." mances. Hope's first competition is this "We want to have an M I A A Friday and Saturday at the Ohio conference championship," Slenk Northern Invitational. Hope will said. "We also want to advance try to implement its preseason further into the N C A A tournatraining ment and J and condibeat Cal'The trip really brought us close together. tioning in vin." the tournaWe can tell what each other is thinking Along ment. with three when we are on the court." " W e captains, N o r a Slenk ( ' 0 8 ) , captain had threeHope has a-days all four freshlast week, eight hours of volleymen on the varsity squad to help ball a day," Slenk said. "We have achieve its preseason goals. been working a lot on serve re" T h e freshmen are really strong players and will be push- ceiving. You cannot have a good hit without a good pass." ing for playing time," Slenk said.

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The Hope College w o m en's soccer team begins its season this Friday and will try to reclaim the M I A A title. Last year Hope lost to rival Calvin 1-3 in the championship game. Despite Hope's second place finish last year, they have claimed the title three out of the last four years. The team finished with an overall record of 9-8-2 and a conference record of 6-4-1. Hope has 16 retuming letter-winners, which includes three All-MIAA players. In addition, the team has 10 freshmen on its roster this season. The Dutch will face its first conference competition on Sept. 8 against Saint Mary's College.

MEN'S GOLF The Hope College m e n ' s golf team will try to defend its MIAA conference title this fall with four All-MIAA players retuming. Captains Ryan Sheets ( ' 0 8 ) and Tommy Yamaoka ('08) have high hopes for the season. "The"team goals for the season are to defend the MIAA title and e a m a trip back to the national toumament next spring," Yamaoka said. "It would again be a goal of ours to place five guys on the All-MIAA team." In the offseason, many team members played summer tournaments throughout Michigan. "All of the guys on the team have been working on their games this summer, and we all hope to repeat this year as MIAA champions," Yamaoka said. "Playing in amateur toumaments around the state has helped prepare a lot of the guys for the season." The team will compete in the Olivet Classic at Bedford Valley Country Club on Aug. 31- Sept. 1. This will give a chance for all of Hope's players to compete, as they will be sending two teams instead of one five-man team. "We will be sending two teams to the Comet classic," Sheets said. "It should really show how deep of a team we have, because both teams will have a chance to compete for the title."




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Football, soccer look to defend MIAA titles:

P R E S E A S O N T R A I N I N G E X P E C T S PAYOFFS Women's Golf Football The votes are in, and the Hope College football team is the conference favorite heading into the MIAA competition. The Dutchmen received 12 out of 13 votes from the media during the 38lh annual Media Day hosted by Albion College. Last year Hope claimed the conference championship with a 7-4 overall record, which included a seven-game winning streak. With a large senior class, the Dutch will try to repeat their championship performance. "I think we have a great shot to take the championship." captain Troy Blasius (*08) said. "We lost some starters, but the guys who are replacing them all have playing time." Along with a strong senior class, Hope has a large group of freshmen who will contribute to this year's team. "1 think this is one of the biggest freshmen classes in Hope's history," Blasius said. "They will definitely make an impact this season." Fortunately, the newcomers will have plenty of seniors to lead them throughout the season including Blasius, Colin Balas ('08), Matt Rugenstein ( ' 0 8 ) and Kevin VandenBosch ('08). After spending three seasons together, Blasius believes the close relationships has led to success on the field. "We are definitely a mainstay of the team,"


w i l l face UW River Falls for t h e first t i m e t h i s Saturday. Blasius said. "We hang out o n and off the field. This is one of the bigger reasons for success last year and will contribute to our success this year " This Saturday Hope will face UW River Falls at 1 p.m. at home. Hope has never faced UW River Falls so it has been difficult for the

The Hope College m e n ' s soccer team has an 80 percent winning percentage in the new millennium. Their record of 104-28-9 has earned them four conference championships and four invitations to the N C A A tournament. Coach Steve Smith hopes to continue this streak. "We would love to win the M I A A again this year



S H O O T OUT — Hope players scrimmage to prepare for 2 0 0 7 season.

team to know what to expect for Saturday. In addition, UW River Falls recently hired a new coach. "We will try to get some our new players some experience and work as a team," Blasius said. "Specifically, we have been going over some film from last season."

and see an opportunity at the national tournament," coach Smith said. The Dutch will compete in the Ohio Wesleyan Tournament and face Kean College in the first round on Aug. 31. "We would like to play Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday as that was our last game last year and would like to test ourselves against the national runnerups," Smith said. This year the Dutch return four All-MIAA players along with 10 freshmen. " O u r freshmen will have to contribute again this year, just as they did last year," Smith said. "They are a very talented group and will fit well with our needs in the back. Our transfers will help us up front as well." Although the team has a lot of youth, they will have well-balanced leadership with four captains, two of which are goal keepers. "Four captains is very new to us," Smith said. "We have never done that before, but it was clear the guys on the team looked to all four of these guys for leadership so we thought we would give it a try. Two of them are goalkeepers and two are field players, so they should all find a voice."

Cross Country After a pair of second place finishes in the MIAA last year, the Hope College m e n ' s and w o m e n ' s cross country are preparing for another season with a youthful look. Together the teams have a total o f 30 underclassmen including 17 freshmen. Coach Mark Northuis is entering his 19th season as head coach for the teams and has high expectations despite the amount of newcomers. "Even though we are young, we are not without talent," Northuis said. The new members of the team were leaders on their high school teams and were very successftil runners. They will contribute to the success of this year's teams." Both teams also have solid returning members. The men have


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14 letter-winners including both captain Seth Weener ( ' 0 8 ) and Rob Bailey ('09) who achieved All-MIAA honors last season. The women have 12 letterwinners including three runners who have received All-MIAA honors. Last year both teams were runners-up to Calvin in the MIAA. "They return most of their teams from last year so they should be a good challenge," Northuis said. "We are looking forward to seeing them." In preparation for conference competition, both teams returned early for preseason conditioning but not before working out this summer. "This summer was spent running miles and working on strength," Northuis said. " T h e teams relumed to campus in good

shape with an eagerness to compete." The preseason training will aid the Dutch as they try to achieve their team goals at the conference, regional and national levels. "Both teams want to finish in the top two spots in the conference and in the top five regionally, qualifying for the N C A A championships," Northuis said. The Dutch enter the season with the Vanderbilt Invitational Saturday at 10:30 a.m., which is hosted at Hope's course. The women will try to defend last year's title. "We like starting the season at our home course," Northuis said. "Not everyone is ready to race yet, so we will not be at fiill strength. We will enter the meeting seeking to win both championships. Cornerstone and Albion will be strong and a good early season test for us."

After a disappointing finish in the MIAA last year, the Hope College w o m e n ' s golf team hopes to finish well in this year's conference competition with five returning letter-winners. Coach Eva Folkert enters her third season as head coach. "I could easily say our goal is to finish in the top four in the league, without a van crash! Olivet returns four very strong all-MIAA golfers so they will be the team to beat for sure," Folkert said. This year the Dutch will have two seniors and five freshmen prospects. "We will be young, true, so we are looking for freshmen to contribute early, but each will be brought along as they are capable and as they prove their potential and ability to make the top six," Folkert said. The Flying Dutch will compete in the Calvin Invitational at T h o m a p p l e Point Golf Club on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 2 p.m.

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