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Hope College, Holland, Michigan

Serving the Hope Community for 108 Years

September?, 1994

Shift in lunch schedule leaves students hungry By Julie Blair campus editor Students with tight class schedules are changing their eating habits after a shift in the serving hours of Phelps excluded them f r o m lunch in the cafeteria. Many dashing from 10:30 to 11 a.m. classes are skipping meals Monday, Wednesday and Friday, unable to wait for cafeteria doors to open at 11 a.m. and unwilling to sacrifice class time for lunch. Administrators had hoped the time switch would encourage s t u dents to attend the 10:30 a.m. Chapel services by eliminating the lunch option and thus competition for the time of students. Because classes were moved from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., the delay also allows extra time for staff to make the transition from breakfast to lunch. When the decision was made by the A d m i n i s t r a t i v e A f f a i r s Board last spring, officials extended the cafeteria hours from 1:15 until 1:30 p.m. in hopes that students could eat after classes rather than before. Students with classes blocked together past 1:30 p.m. or with other commitments, however, are still frustrated. " W h a t ticks me that

empty wallets. Three missed meals in Phelps cost around $17. " W e ' v e had so many c o m plaints I can't count them," said Food Service Secretary Linda Armstrong. "The vote to c h a n g e h o u r s passed by unanimously," said Dr. ion Agheana, former Chairman of the committee. "We assumed, at least theoretically, it would not be a serious problem." Food service is already working to accommodate fifty students caught in the time crunch by allowing them to use their meal plans in the Kletz, a privilege usually granted for those with over 70 credit hours. D e s p i t e the e x t r a n u m b e r s passing through f o o d lines, the Kletz has room for all, said Kletz Manager Sandy Harmon. In addition, most who need to eat during the 10:30-11 a.m. slot are served before the regular lunch rush hour, thus congestion has so far not been a problem. "As we get moro organized the c r u n c h will be a l l e v i a t e d , " Harmon said. "We want people who are having a problem getting a meal to let a food service manager know." Students can also request prepared sack lunches from food ser-

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same people who are sitting in their rooms wondering when to eat," said Bridget Yowell ('97). "1 have classes from 8:30-10:30 a.m. and from 11 a.m.-l p.m. then I work. 1 have to rush home between, grab my hot pot, throw something together, then clean it up before class." In addition, students complain they not only head to class with growling stomachs, but also with

President John Jacobson said Sunday he and Student Congress President Joel Plantinga ('96) have begun talking about solutions, but declined to comment on specifics. Plantinga predicts the issue will be addressed by the new Congress first thing after elections Friday. No action will be taken on the issue, however, until next semester, Jacobson said.





Anchor photo by Anne Norton

DON'T DIE WONDERING: left to right, Karen Thomas('95), Kate Nlcholas('95), Elise Abernethy('94), Sarah Neller('96), Michelle Beecham('95), Nichole Clements('97), Melissa Harrlnger('97), Carolyn Perry('96), Rachel Moore('96), Missy Moore('95), Alison Pyle('95). Missing from photo Jennifer Ultzen('95).

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority boosts low numbers during Fall Rush format, in which rushees must visit By Carrie Tennant .. . r • • staff reoorter all sororities before continuing to In effort to combat low numt h e one week pledging process bers, the Kappa Delta Chi Soror- beginning September 23 will be ity will present it's first-ever Fall shorter than that of Spring Rush, Rush, " D o n ' t Die Wondering," Members say the pledging proSeptember 8-17. gram will not change. One of Hope's six local sororiKappa Delta Chi members are ties, the sorority pledged only three pleased with the initial response to new m e m b e r s during the tradi- the Rush announcements, f r o m t i o n a l S p r i n g Rush last year, both Greeks and Independents, Actives hope to boost their mem- and are optimistic about a successbership through the fall campaign, ful campaign. Three other prospective memThough Kappa Delta Chi has bers de-pledged after Spring Rush only 14 actives, members see the for personal reasons, cutting the sorority's small size as a benefit. new-member influx to three and "We don't revolve around c a u s i n g the s o r o r i t y ' s p r e s e n t n u m b e r s , " Beecham s a i d . " O u r pledge class last year was three membership worries. "We're low in numbers, and we and w e w e r e n ' t u p s e t a b o u t don't want our sorority to die out," it...worried, but not upset." The organization presents explained Rush Chair Michelle Beecham ('95). "We want to have more opportunities for responsimore of a base when the seniors bilities and leadership, either on the Executive Board or in one of leave this spring." Any women who have been on the many other offices, said Treacampus for at least one semester surer EliseAbernathy ('94). are eligible to participate in the Fall According to members, life in Rush. Because only upperclass- the Kappa Delta Chi Sorority is an men may participate, Rush will not exciting and meaningful experifollow the usual "Round Robin" ence.

"It's do a lot of ac. i tivities with not only your own well," active Kacnei Moore ^ VD; s a i d , citing a dance to be held September 9, a benefit for the Multiple S c l e r o s i s F o u n d a t i o n cosponsored yearly by Kappa Delta Chi and the Centurian fraternity, Other members compared the sorority to a family of unique individuals. "Everyone is her own person," Abernathy said. "We don't have to be exactly like each other." added President Missy Moore ('95), "We're like a family, these are people you can rely on. Because we are small, we can be very close. The actives also stated that Kappa Delta Chi is not an exclus i v e g r o u p o r a clique. Although the sorority sisters spend a lot of time together, each has friends f r o m outside the sorority. It s basically like having a large group of best friends, Beecham said, Those interested in r u s ^ 1 " 8 Kappa Delta Chi should attend the first event at the Kappa Delta Chi house September 8 at 5:30 p.m.

Pull veterans seek event contenders at September 7 rally By Kristi Bakker staff reporter The Pull is something more than just an activity at Hope College. It's a fierce adrenalin rush. Veteran Pullers and Morale Girls will gather the troops Wednesday and Thursday for the annual Pull rallies, a chance to give newcomers and returning contenders a glimpse of Hope tra-

and the Morale Girls act as a support system, encouraging each of their Pullers The first step to become involved in the Pull is to attend one f th H'PC heino held Representa "[Pull] tives for the Class of '97 will



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Graves Sept. 7, at 7 more. S c o t t p.m.; those for Class — '96 Pull Representative Scott VanderBeek V a n d e r B e e k of '98 will be Sept. 8 ( ' 9 6 ) and Josh at 7 p.m. Plans for each evening include then, in turn, joins with the others Hegg ( 95). various motivational activities and to create a united Pull team. It takes a tremendous amoun the answering of all questions. In the words of Morale Girl ofwillpowertobeapartofthePull nractice will be held Kristin Vink ('96), training for the team and a person pushing them-

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Chaplains lead spiritual growth quietly


Campus Ministry Team listens to students needs

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with College Avenue Baptist Church in San Diego, Calif. Her work experience also includes having been a speech communications instructor at C h r i s t i a n H e r i t a g e College d u r i n g 1990-91 and a graduate teaching assistant at San Diego State University during 1987-88. N a s r a l l a h h o l d s a m a s t e r of theological studies, with an emphasis in pastoral care and counseling, from Bethel Theological Seminary, and a bachelor of arts in jpurnalism and speech c o m m u n i c a t i o n s from San Diego State University. "We want to e m p o w e r students to develop their gifts," Nasrallah

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Hope's new C a m p u s Ministry Team d o e s n ' t want to talk about faith — they would rather listen instead. According to Chaplains Dolores Nasrallah and Paul B o e r s m a say getting in touch with student's religious needs is key in helping them to evolve spiritually. On board as of this summer, the new Team includes Nasrallah, Boersma, Director of Worship and Music Dwight Beal and Administrative Coordinator Dani Hadley, a high-energy crowd bound to make c o n n e c t i o n s with the t w e n t y something set. "Col'W l e g e is an ideal t i m e to e x p l o r e religion," Boersma said. "It is not a hand-me-down faith a n y m o r e , but p e o p l e begin claiming it own."

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Boersma, a 1982 graduate of Hope and Western Theological Seminary, spent the past twelve years as pastor of youth and education at Community Reformed Church. Boersma, his wife Melody, and their three children live in Zeeland. " I ' m looking forward to buildWivw Wiroo^i'i1 A1 oWcftfl in their life," Boersma said. "That's what excites me the most — that matches w h o I am and the gifts I have."

said. "We are all approachable and we want to be real with people. We w a n t to h e l p p e o p l e f i n d J e s u s Christ and the hope that c o m e s f r o m knowing him in a personal way." The Team hopes gearing worship for the students will bring the a?nfxrafrereei v f t y w i f utes long, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, a quick reprieve during the hectic day. Topics include " H o w I Let God Out of the B o x , " "Shedding the Stereotypes," and a four part series on "How to Have a Great Year." A 7:30 p.m. Sunday night a non-

Nasrallah also circulates within college circles. She previously acted as the w o m e n ' s ministries pastor and adult ministries assistant

denominational service called "The G a t h e r i n g " will take a more indepth look at issues in Christianity. This gives students a chance to attend community churches in the mornings and still be a part of Hope fellowship in the evening. . Beal, a 1987 Hope grad known for his work in Christian rock and tours with John Grooters, will perform regularly. Last Wednesday he opened a service drawing students into the Pine Grove, singing the words of "Amazing Grace" to the tune of the Eagles' "Peaceful Easy Feeling." "We want it to be a kind of time to r e j o i c e and renew y o u r s e l f , " Dean of the Chapel Ben Patterson said. "Paul and Delores want to be their for you, and they want to k n o w y o u guys." "It takes far more courage to pursue your doubts t h e n to let them linger," Nasrallah said. "College is a time to e x p l o r e the academic arena but also to formulate a belief system of how you are going to live." The chaplains invite all students to the Keppel Guest House, the new location of the office, to talk about issues or simply banter with the staff. The.v^jicourao/? all tn taWe.aHvanlage o f fne counseling services and Bible study discussion groups being formulated campus wide. "We want to affect students for their lives," Boersma said. " W e hope that they will carry with them their experiences so they can share the impact of their years at Hope world-wide." -


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Praying for food partaking of it. Even if we G o o d news—I lost a few would like to encourage pounds last week through the someone to attend Chapel, new Hope College diet plan. everybody k n o w s that force T h e system incorporates doesn't work when it comes to three simple steps. First, you matters like religion. Talk to must be deemed eligible to people. Let people be curious. qualify by enrolling in classes at Let people see Christ through 11 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m. Next, the good things you do and the college requires you to through how you live your life. participate, whether you look Let people want to discover that like you could shed a few joy for themselves. But please, pounds or not. Last, you are d o n ' t starve them into submisforced to skip lunch on Monday, sion. Wednesday and Friday. One of the solutions floating If that whole idea just around is to let those students sounded preposterous to you, affected by the time change eat y o u ' r e right. Yet to some of the at the Kletz. But stop and think; higher-ups at Hope College, the what would one eat at the Kletz? idea didn't sound half bad. Last Probably s o m e t h i n g along the week the food service lunch lines of a hamburger and an hours were changed from the order of cheese sticks. Fine originally scheduled time (10:30 dining, if you happen to be to 1:15) to a new time slot f r o m Ronald M c D o n a l d . If I wanted 11 a.m. to 1:30. The reasons fast food I would hoof it to given by President Jacobson Wendy's, and I'd pay a lot less were (a) to avoid any conflicts than what I ' m paying to (not) with weekday Chapel services eat in Phelps. A distinction has and (b) to allow the food service to be made; Phelps serves food, some extra time to clean up f r o m while the Kletz serves mostly breakfast and get ready for fast food. Man cannot live on lunch. curly fries alone. Trust me, I've On first contemplation, these tried. reasons may seem quite valid. Another solution which has Upon further perusal, however, been suggested is for Creative they amount to nothing more Dining Services to supply than a couple slices of baloney. students with sack lunches. See Dick. With the original Anyone w h o has ever had the lunch time slot, Dick's class ^X/tiv/wvuv.^avc I I I I I I ilic UptlUIl IU iu uai a.back meal J eat at 10:30 a.m. or at noon. from Phelps can vouch for me Dick chose to eat at 10:30. That on this one. T h e r e ' s no way I'm meant that Dick could have gone paying big bucks to eat a to Chapel at 10:30 but he just mystery meat sandwich and a wasn't a Chapel kind of guy. If baggie full of dry carrots. he suddenly couldn't eat lunch at Richard Frost, Dean of 10:30, he probably wouldn't g o Students, told me that since to Chapel anyway. He would go daily class schedules now begin play a round of Frisbee golf with at 8:30 instead of 8 a.m. the food Jane. service needed s o m e added lime The students who originally to get breakfast cleaned up and had the option to go to Chapel lunch prepared. This is a valid will still have that same option point, but the class schedule and they will still either choose started at 8:30 three days a week to attend or choose not to. The last year and the cafeteria only people affected by this rash seemed to open on time. I know decision are those fifty-or-so it's a difficult task to prepare students who cannot attend meals for this m a n y students, Chapel anyway because they but it might make sense to keep have to scavenge for scraps of last year's cafeteria hours for food during that time. one more semester. After this I ' v e heard great things about semester students will be aware this year's new Chaplains. It of the c h a n g e and can allot sounds as if they are bringing a lunch times accordingly when lot of innovative ideas to H o p e ' s planning course schedules. campus. The all-new C a m p u s The bottom line is that Ministry Team should be enough s o m e b o d y messed up and in itself to draw more people to students are paying for it. attend Chapel; there's no need to Whoever is responsible should say that if Dick opts not to go to have paused to think for a Chapel services he may not eat moment before m a k i n g such an his lunch. impetuous decision. Until this I thought Hope prided itself on being religiously affiliated but not forcing its religion on people who aren't interested in

conflict is resolved, you just might find me at the Chapel services—asking for seconds during c o m m u n i o n .

Student Congress has a new e-mail address and we'd love to hear from you! Please send all questions, concerns or xgpg&x suggestions to S T U D C O N G . / f j ^ i P ^ ^ T h a n k s !

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Track runners named to all-academic squad




by Sufjan Stevens

athletic ability. "1 take a lot of pride in combining both," said Carpenter, w h o is currently studying chemistry and p l a n s to c o n t i n u e r u n n i n g a f t e r school. "I have always wanted to try to run a marathon," he said, "but for now I want to g o back to nationals in track. I would like to be in the top 8 or higher." Neel qualified for nationals in the 5,000 meter run last spring. She w a s also a member of the Flym ing Dutch cross country team which finished fourth in the nation last fall. "I w a s excited to hear about the award. It's nice

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H o p e track stars Erik C a r p e n ter ( ' 9 6 ) and Michelle Neel ( ' 9 6 ) w e r e n a m e d this s u m m e r to the N C A A Division III a l l - a c a d e m i c team by the United States Track C o a c h e s Association. Carpenter and Neel are the only athletes from a Michigan college or university in any N C A A Division to be honored. C a r p e n t e r , of S t a m ford, Conn., and Neel, of K a l a m a z o o , M i c h . , are a m o n g 19 other athletes from N C A A Division III c o l l e g e s to be a w a r d e d this honor. To be considered for Michelle Neel when you work for somea c a d e m i c nationals, stut h i n g and it all w o r k s dent-athletes must be qualified to out," said Neel, w h o is currently a c o m p e t e in the N C A A track and psychology major. Upon graduafield championships and maintain tion f r o m Hope, she plans to attend at least a 3.25 cumulative graduate school. A s f a r as r u n n i n g grade point average. Allgoals for this year, Neel academic is not to be confused with all-American, hopes to go to nationals which does include acaagain this spring and sees demic achievement. plenty of potential in the new runners going out for Carpenter finished tenth in the United States cross country. "We have a lot of new last spring in the 1,500m e t e r run and w a s the f r e s h m e n that are doing Michigan Intercollegiate really w e l l , " s h e s a i d . Erik Carpenter Athletic Association " A b o u t 80% of the team champion in that particular event, consists of new students." "I c a n ' t believe 1 qualified; it's Although this is a sizable numkind of a shock," said Carpenter, ber of new team members, she says, w h o has only been running since the year ahead appears profitable his senior year in high school. T h e for the Flying Dutch in the tough award is distinctive in that it reM i c h i g a n Intercollegiate Athletic quires academic integrity as well as Association.


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PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: Hope women's soccer goalie Paulette Greenfield ('95) practices up for Thurs. Sept. 1 loss to Wheaton, Illinois 4-1.

Women hurt in season opening loss by Glyn Williams staff reporter With a heart breaking 4-1 loss to the visiting Wheaton Crusaders, the Dutch W o m e n ' s soccer team (10-4-4 last year) started their season off on a rather dismal note. The game, which was played on Thursday, September 1 at Buys Athletic Field, was the fall season's first athletic event. H o p e d i d n ' t w a s t e any time, scoring the first goal with 31:56 left in the opening half, thus making the score 1-0. Team Captain Kara

VanderKamp ( ' 9 5 ) scored the goal on a penalty kick that resulted after an u n s p o r t s m a n l i k e C r u s a d e r went after her knees. With 2 3 : 0 9 r e m a i n i n g in the first half, Wheaton scored their first goal of the game, and then kicked their second goal over the head of goalkeeper Paulette Greenfield ('95), m a k i n g the score 2-1 at halftime. The Dutch spirits didn't dwindle in the least bit, and H o p e c a m e out fighting in the s e c o n d half, as did Wheaton. They w e r e able to s c o r e t w i c e m o r e , w i t h

28:05 and 17:45 left on the board. Down by three, with only 15 minutes left is not an easy thing to overc o m e in the g a m e of soccer. An especially disturbing m o ment of the g a m e occurred w i t h 6:24 left in the first half, when starting fullback Sarah Hutchison ('98), in her first collegiate game, collided with a Crusader while battling f o r possession. Hutchison did not return to the g a m e , and w a s later taken to the hospital for X-rays. T h e tests s h o w e d that she is fine, and she will most definitely play w h e n H o p e visits Illinois Wesleyan.

Swimmers aim high in class and pool Dutch split in tournament by Mellissa Endsley Editor-in-chief M a n y p e o p l e t h i n k that t h e swim team m e m b e r s at Hope College m u s t have lost their m i n d s s o m e w h e r e along the w a y — w h y else would they get up in the w e e hours of the morning for grueling practices? H o w e v e r , their m i n d s are in place and functioning very well. For the third consecutive year, the Hope College s w i m m i n g teams have been honored for a c a d e m i c e x c e l l e n c e . Both the m e n ' s and w o m e n ' s swimming teams have

been declared All-Academic teams by the College S w i m m i n g Coaches Association of America. In addition, seven Hope swimmers have been honored for outstanding individual academic perf o r m a n c e s by a c h i e v i n g a m i n i m u m 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale during the 1993-94 academic year. T h e w o m e n ' s s w i m m i n g team had a cumulative 3.28 grade point a v e r a g e while the m e n ' s team achieved a 3.04 GPA. T h e H o p e teams, coached by John Patnott since 1984, have had 20 A c a d e m i c Ail-Americans.

S w i m m e r s h o n o r e d f o r academic excellence for a second time w e r e B r a d G e n s e n ( ' 9 4 ) , and Theresa Kirkland ('95). Honored for the first time were Sarah DeWitt ('94), Aaron Hoffman, ('96), Dana Horner ('97), Megan Hunter ('97), Shawn KJnser ('96), and Sara Looman ( ' 9 7 ) . Both H o p e S w i m m i n g teams won the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) c h a m p i o n s h i p last winter. At the N C A A Division III national swimming championships, the w o m e n finished second and the men were

by Becky Ponka staff reporter T h e Flying Dutch started off the 1 9 9 4 volleyball s e a s o n on Saturday, September 3 at Calvin College. There were six teams involved in the four g a m e Christian college tournament. H o p e was victorious in two of the four games. T h i s years team is made up of seven r e t u r n i n g l e t t e r w i n n e r s . One of the returning letter winners is Wendy Everet ( ' 9 5 ) a cocaptain, and also the only senior

on the team. T h e r e are also eight f r e s h m e n on the varsity volleyball t e a m this year. T h e squad is coached by A m b e r BlankespoorWarners w h o is taking the place of last years coach w h o is on sabbatical. T h u r s d a y , S e p t e m b e r 8, marks the beginning of official MIAA volleyball competition when the Hope Flying Dutch m e e t t h e L a d y K n i g h t s of archrival Calvin College. Later that s a m e day the w o m e n ' s team m e e t s u p with t h e t e a m f r o m Spring Arbor.


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Grabbing the reins... Mistakes happen. Or as Forrest Gump would say... Well you saw the movie, you know what he said, and we all know it's true—everybody screws up at one point or another. We at The Anchor understand, much better than we would like to admit, that oversights are indeed a fact of life. They happen in all professions. Recently at The Anchor, we have been hearing a lot about an administrative mistake concerning new meal hours at Phelps. Here's the scoop as we understand it. In order to prevent conflicts with weekday chapel services, and to allow the Phelps staff more time for cleanup and preparation, administration went ahead and changed lunch hours from 10:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. to 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. However, their quick fix didn't quite work. As a result of the changed hours, there are over 50 students in "lunch limbo," as they have classes from 11 a.m. strait through until after Phelps closes for lunch. In addition, the change did not. prevent conflicts as the administration had hoped. The people who were attending chapel did not have conflicts. That's why they could go to lunch and attend chapel, with ease. The people who'had conflicts were the people who had to eat at 10:30 a.m.—which they still have to do, not because of meal hours at Phelps, but because of tight class schedules. So, instead of making it easier for these people to attend chapel, the change has made it harder for them to eat lunch. Now, it is not so much the mistake that we Anchor folks are having trouble dealing with, but rather the socalled solution. According to administration, students who are caught in the 10:30 a.m. lunch crunch have two options. They can (a) go and eat at the Kletz on meal plan or they can )artake in a brown bag lunch from Phelps. Jowever, this leads to other problems. First, if these 50 students are given the option to eat r at The Kletz for the same price that they can eat on meal lan, 3 why aren't we all? Secondly, an individual meal at pi .'helps, whether it be on a tray or in a sack, costs a student close to $6. Now, if one is going to pay six bucks to eat from a brown bag, why can t they scratch meal plan and eat at McDonalds for lunch? And finally, why can't the administration act like the v«i i vl v»«Vr r »tr

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at hand? Because clearly, the current system is not working.They must grab the reins. According to President Jacobson, there will be no adjustments in either meal hours or class schedules until second semester. Our question is: what are they waiting for? If (a) it's not working now, and (b), they don't plan on taking any further action until next semester, why can't they swallow their pride, say they goofed and change it? Professionals do it all the time.


Mellissa E n d s l e y Julie Blair Jodi M c F a r l a n d

A m y Seibert


I look forward to hearing from you.

letters to the editor Dear editor: As I opened my cottage mailbox today I was excited to read a letter from a candidate running for a cottage representative position. This letter, along with many signs and flyers I have seen around campus have convinced me that this is going to be one of the most active and successful years in your Stuaem uongress.As a member of Student Congress Cabinet I am pleased to ann o u n c e that we have received nominating petitions from 42 students interested in serving as representatives to your Student Congress. Joel, Nina, and I are looking forward to working with these representative to improve the quality of life for all students at Hope. It is the responsibility of Student Congress to assess the needs and represent the concerns of the stuDear Editor: Thank-you for including Jim Riekse's " A Little to the Left" article in the first Anchor. It is wonderful to hear from both sides of the ideological spectrum. The ar-

dent body to the administration, read the letters, talk to the candifaculty, and staff. The representa- dates and vote for the individual tives play a critical role in bring- you feel would best represent your ing the concerns of the campus to needs and concerns. Student Congress meets every Congress for discussion and action. Outside of their direct participation T h u r s d a y night at 8 : 0 0 P.M. in in Congress meetings, each repre- Maas Conference. I encourage you sentative is appointed to several to stop by any or all the meetings and we will make sure you have campus boards and committees. As a member of these boards a p d c p m - opportunity 1o speak.^ 4 mmees the representatives speaks • >• C o n g r e s s i s - j u s t ' o r i e of Aie and votes and votes on behalf of many organizations that you can the students. get involved with at Hope. I enIn order to have a truly effec- courage you to attend the Pull Raltive democratic government at any lies, sing in Nykerk, sail with the level the people most be willing to sailing club etc. Whatever you do, participate and become involved. get involved! Best Wishes for the We are fortunate to have a large 1994-95 academic year. number of candidates for the various seats but w e need your vote in Sincerely, the upcoming election to make this a successful year. Voting will take Mike Yantis ('95), Student place this Friday at four different Congress Competroller locations on campus. Take time to ticle was both well written and politically safe. Heck, it would probably be considered a " N e w Democrat" kind of view, kind of like President Clinton's. Still, it is a welcomed change to see Riekse in

the newspaper. Especially after last year's conservative barrage, Sincerely, Karsten Voskuil ('96)

Rick G e b h a r d Rachel K a r p a n t y


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and my parents semnve flowers but t h a t ' s only three p e o p l e - a l l of whom are a little biased. The only way that The Anchor can move f o r w a r d is with input from the Hope College community, including you. So please, read our paper, look at our paper and please, pretty please, respond to out paper.

Greg Paplawsky




Sufjan Stevens Anne Horton


letters, I would still like to have more, much more, reader response. This is my first and probably my only shot at being the editor of a collage newspaper—and I'd like to know what you, the people at the college think of it. We have made a n u m b e r of changes in The Anchor, everything from revamping the news page to selling m o r e a d v e r t i s e m e n t s to switching the order that the pages appear in. We have also made a number of outward changes including the addition more color and the change in fonts. What it boils down to is that we are trying our darndest to get your attention and gain your readership—but we won't know whether we have succeeded or failed until you let us know. Last week, 1 got a really nice card from a friend of mine at home

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Last year, during the first three hours of my radio show on WTHS, I received no, count ^em, no requests. This lead me to believe one of the following: nobody listened to my radio show, people listened but didn't give two poops about my radio show, OR people listened to my show, enjoyed it thoroughly, loved the music 1 played and enjoyed my commentary to such an extent that there was no reason to call and request anything, because their every listening desire had been met. Last week, as I waited for letters to the editor to arrive, I began to feel a little like I did during my scary first radio show. Luckily, however, both Mike Yantis and Karsten Voskuil came to the rescue with their wise words. While I am pleased with their

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Saugatuck welcomes newest cafe




by Adam Bandstra staff reporter It is hardly c o m m o n p l a c e to find a coffee house quite as unique as Saugatuck's newest cafe Uncommon Grounds. As you cross the outdoor patio, the rich shroud of coffee aroma seeps through the painted screen door even before you can cross its threshold. The walls show the work of both legendary and local artists alike, and you can always expect an eclectic assortment of customers lounging about the bar. Opened this year on May 1, owners Steve Keye and Guy Darienzo, in light of their appreciation of the arts, display pieces by many local artists. Wednesday evenings feature the music of Charlie Hoats and Mike Hyde. Undoubtedly customers are attracted to many features of Uncommon Grounds, not the least of them being atmosphere. Uncommon Grounds is one of only a few places that feature c o f f e e and espresso which is completely chemical free from harvest to hot water. With a w i d e v a r i e t y of d r i n k s f r o m espresso shakes and cafe mochas to lattes, they also offer fruit juices and Evian bottled water. And there is always an appetizing assortment of treats and pastries. With college students and their

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FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE: Limpopo band members step down from the stage to interact with their audience.

Russians invade Hope College Pine Grove by Sufjan Stevens arts & entertainment editor Adorned in radiant rugby tees, baggy shorts and jaunty haircuts, the z a n y f o u r s o m e k n o w n as Limpopftfolked the heck out of students last Monday at the annual Labor Day picnic. The afternoon, sponsored by SAC, was met with picnic delicacies direct from Creative Dining Services, tie-dying and body paint-

ing, as well as a completely live and thoroughly entertaining performance by one of America's newest import band. From the first a capella folk hymn of the concert to their jovial rendition of "La Bamba," Limpopo thrilled the audience with their natural fervor, humor and creativity. Limpopo, consisting of Igor Yuzov, Oleg Bernov, Igor Khramov and Yuri Fredorko, is a four-piece "Russian Folk and Roll" band that

has generated mass of appeal in the U.S. and continues to seduce their audiences into sharing the excitement of music, dance, comedy and world peace. Their latest performance spanned their reputation to the realms of Hope College. "We like to play in new places," Yuzov said. "Now we're playing all over." The development of the band is a difficult subject, as each member was sporadically added within a span of some five years. Regard-

less, the g r o u p has p r o d u c e d a sound that is perplexing, energetic and unified at the same time; audiences often find themselves unconsciously mesmerized by the cheerful folk rhythms. Typically, all four musicians are influenced by slightly different artists, allowing their performances to peak with diversity and spontaneity. Their concert on Monday was

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First Kletz funnyman Opus opens Visiting Writers Series proves he's no dummy by Nina Bieliauskas staff reporter

by Justin Wainwright staff reporter Most people would find objections to working with a bunch of dummies, but for Dan Horn, the comedian and ventriloquist who performed last friday in the Kletz, it's a way to make a living. Horn's variety of dummies (or, as he said, more politically correctâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;mannequin-Americans) and his amazing range of voices put together a very entertaining show. Miles, the Jamaican turtle (best described as a Kermit with dreadlocks), was the first puppet to be introduced. Miles was too depressed to give a performance since his girlfriend had left him, so he simply told one joke, made a reference to Lorena the snapping turtle (even after a year w e still are hearing jokes about the Bobbits) and left. H o r n ' s n e x t puppet w a s Orson, a ninety year old man who became a central part of the show. A s he sang, complained and flirted with Katie Murphy ('97), an innocent front row victim, Dan Horn supplied distinctive voices, effective echoes and volume changes as Orson moved to and from the microphone. Orson even tried some ventriloquism of his own and did impersonations of Clint Eastwood and Charles Bronson, who, according, to Orson, are really the same guy. The most interesting part of the show was when Murphy was pulled from the audience and

made into a mannequin-American. Dan Horn moved her arms and supplied her voice as she stood patiently during the "jokeoff," which featured a puppet named E.R (extra puppet) and a large, crazy chicken. Dan Horn was not just impressive through his variety of voices, but also in his improvisation. Once during the performance when Orson and Polly Esther were singing a duet, he accidentally g a v e Orson the voice of Polly. He realized his mistake and made it into a joke by manipulating Orson to clear his throat before cleverly going on with the performance. Horn maintained acute improvisational skills even through his dialogue with the puppet Cassandra. During her violent transformation into Rosanne Barr-Amold, Cassandra's hair and e y e s accidentally fell off. Horn attempted to cover the accident by having her scream like Susan Powter ("Stop the insanity!") and place one of the fallen eyes in his pocket, which made Cassandra laugh and say, "Inside joke!" Through his interesting vocal effects, spontaneous creativity and audience involvement, Horn was able to make the puppets animated^and appealing. He also took time out of his performance to teach the audience how to throw their voices, and offered helpful hints of ventriloquism. If Dan Horn is any measure of what this year's c o m e d i c schedule is going to be like, Hope has a lot of laughs in store.

OPUS, in conjunction with the English department, has scheduled numerous well-known poets and writers for lectures, readings and special events throughout the year. Programs are scheduled from the second week of September through early March. Patricia Hampl, making her appearance on Sept. 22 in the Maas Auditorium, is but one esteemed author on the list. Influenced by her Czech family's past, Hampl's focus remains primarily on that background, be it directly about her family, as in A Romantic Education, or more of a study on one Czech sojourn, as in the poem Spillville.

Hampl's intrinsic story-telling abilities overflow into other works as well, including two collections of poetry. E a v o n B o l a n d and H e a t h e r McHugh, two other authors scheduled, will be a p p e a r i n g in the Knickerbocker on Nov. 1. Boland, with a heavy Irish b a c k g r o u n d , finds her outlet through powerful words of poetry, with a passion to present women as strong and intelligent. She shuns the typical Irish p o e t r y that is " p r e d o m i n a n t l y male," with a tendency to portray women as "passive, decorative, and raised to emblematic status." M c H u g h f i n d s her o u t l e t through poetry as well, with her work appearing in such anthologies as "Norton Introduction to Poetry" as well as such journals as The New

Yorker and the American Poetry Review. Pamela White Hadas, yet another celebrated poet, will be here March 2, presenting with an undetermined guest. Hadas has published many collections of poetry, w i n n i n g the i n a u g u r a l W i t t e r B y n n e r Poetry Prize f r o m the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters with her very first book, Designing Women. Charged with emotion, Hadas' poetry sheds light on the plight of women yesterday, today and tomorrow. Poetry and prose are not the only form of art that OPUS will be presenting. Paul Zimmer will be with the John Shea Trio at the Knickerbocker on December 1st,

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movie review...

Griffith milked of integrity in 'Milk Money' by Brian Calandra movie reviewer Melanie Griffith became Hollywood's darling in 1988 after her Oscar-nominated portrayal of a coy office worker who subtly man i p u l a t e s t h o s e a r o u n d her in "Working Girl." Since then she has made a truly remarkable list of stinkers, and Richard Benjamin's utterly appalling comedy "Milk Money" may be the worst of the lot. Griffith plays a call girl who, after being swindled by an aged b u s i n e s s m a n customer, accepts $100 to take off her shirt for three precocious twelve-year-olds. After the boys' bikes are stolen, she borrows her p i m p ' s car and drives them back to the suburbs. A mass of obvious plot twists contribute to the movie's decline (they become

more like a ripples than twists, actually). One plot consists of Griffith's romance with one of the boys' fathers; another sweeps the subject of saving endangered wetlands; yet another deals with stealing 250,000 dollars f r o m a hit m a n ; lastly, Griffith struggles to get out of the prostitution business forever. It's actually much more ludicrous than it sounds. Benjamin ("Mermaids," "Made in America") directs as if he's trying to spite someone. "See Ma, I told you it wouldn't work!" rings throughout the film. The script's positively cavernous deficiencies do create, accidentally, some comic moments, but Benjamin squanders them by using awful comic timing. 1 won't mention the screenwriter's name, for anyone who creates prostitutes that are ex-

perts in ornithology, fathers who get involved in violent fistfights at junior high dances, and twelve-yearold boys who "admire and pity" their fathers would most certainly want to remain anonymous. The film's most appalling aspect is the role reversal between the adults and children; everyone over the age of thirty behaves as if they were four, and vice versa. At the film's climax, Malcolm McDowell ("Clockwork Orange") has the all-too-familiar "Did not!" "Did too!" exchange with a prostitute, crushing the film's little pith. Milk Money possesses virtually no redeeming qualities and is the most intelligence-insulting film experience since "Beastmaster 2." If Griffith makes one more of these, her career might just be worth what the three youths paid herâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;chump change.

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Generational students walk Identity mix-up i n family footsteps at Hope FEATURES

sends prof north by Jodi McFarland features editor When Professor of Communication Ted Nielsen received a call to appear at a literary conference that would be graced by several authors, poets, and a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, he was surprised. So was the recruiter, however, when she realized that our Professor Nielsen was the wrong guy. "She thought I was a Nielsen who was in print media, in newspaper," he said, laughing. "So she s a i d , ' s o what you d o ? ' " Nielsen described the television news study he has been conducting for the past four years, which appealed to the recruiter enough for her to extend him an invitation to s p e a k , despite the fact that he wasn't who she had expected. He will be the only speaker at the Sept. 29th through 30th Thunder Bay Literary Conference, in Alpena, whose topic is electronic media. "The premise is that our news today is driven more by production values than by journalistic values," Nielsen said of his topic. He also noted that many people get their news entirely from television and mistakenly think that they are fully informed. The annual conference will also be attended by Pulitzer Prize winner Jim Mitzerfeld, Peter Gent, formerly of the Dallas Cowboys and author of "North Dallas Forty," action writer Lawrence Estleman, and poet Marge Percy, who will speak

Theodore Nielsen about the obstacles society places in art's development. This is Neilsen's fourth year of recording and comparing the news from four different channels. He is a n t i c i p a t i n g the o p p o r t u n i t y to compare our area news to that of the Alpena area, as well as to make his audience better consumers of television news by showing the values which often govern it. To me it seems neat that the city library could get eight to ten people in literature to do a conference for two days," Nielsen said of Alpena's ability to draw the known writers that it was able to. The Alpena City Library was able to obtain grants to allow the people of the city to meet literary professionals. Nielson will receive no money for his appearance, but chose to take part because he likes what the city has been able to do in planning and staging the event.

by Jodi McFarland features editor Attending Hope is all in the family for Jennifer Klunder ('98) and Shannon Gould ('98), who are among the estimate4 11% of generational students w h o attend Hope. "It's one of the greatest testimonials that our alumni can give to the c o l l e g e , " said A l u m n i Director Lynne Powe of the approximated 300 generational students from all four classes. Klunder, of Caledonia, is one two fifth generational student enrolled here, and has alumni ancestors dating back to the class of 1882 of Hope Preparatory School. Her g r e a t - g r e a t g r a n d f a t h e r , great grandfather, grandparents, and parents all received d e g r e e s from Hope. Gould's oldest alumni relative graduated in 1918. Both Klunder and Gould say they did not feel extreme familial pressure to attend Hope, however. "My parents said if 1 went to Calvin they wouldn't pay for it, but any o t h e r school they w o u l d , " Klunder said, laughing. Klunder's mother was a Hope cheerleader, while her father was on the basketball team. " H o p e is emphasized on the Klunder side of the family, but really it's the Reus side of the family that keep coming," Klunder said. Gould's grandmother, Harriet Stegeman Van Donkelaar ('46), recently told her tales of her own time at Hope when there were few male students on campus due to World War II. Her grandmother lived in Van Vleck Hall. Interestingly, the first generation of Gould's family attended Hope during World War I; the sec-

Big brothers and sisters calls for volunteers Described as both rewarding and challenging, being a big brother or a big sister can be one of the best Opportunities for students inter- experiences available to those who ested in volunteering for the Big enjoy children and want to make a Brothers, Big Sisters program of positive impact on a young life. Higher Horizons are wide open for Education major Katie Kolean this year. ('94) was involved with the proT h e p r o g r a m , w h i c h is run gram for a little over a year, and jointly by Hope College and Child acted as big sister to two young and Family Services of Western girls of the same family, ages nine Michigan, is lookand six. ing for new appli"The rewards "I looked forward cants to match with w e r e the s m a l l to the time each local children bethings, like when week and hated tween the ages of t h e y ' d give you five and 15. h u g s and say 'I to leave them The children, m i s s e d y o u . Big every time." who come from Sister!.' and the â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Katie Kolean single-parent small pieces of evihomes, crave the d e n c e that y o u ' d direct attention and role modeling impacted them," Kolean said. that a big brother or sister can proKolean also benefitted from the vide. program in terms of awareness and "There's no such thing as a bad understanding of different ecoc h i l d , " said M a r c i a B r a d s e l l , nomic conditions than her own. She Higher Horizons program coordi- went into the program hoping to nator. "Sometimes they just get into gain insight that would aid her in the wrong peer group." the classroom. Just two to six hours per week "To sum up what I learned into of one-on-one time with a role words would be difficult," Kolean model has proven to dramatically said. "I guess I just learned to have change a child's attitude toward more compassion." school and home, Bradsell said. Activities that she did with the Bradsell cited one instance in girls included working out at the which a second grade girl at Lin- Dow, reading, creating art projects, coln School was lying, refusing to and playing at playgrounds. study, and seeking attention both in "I looked forward to the time class and in the home. Higher Ho- each week, and hated to leave them rizons was able to match this local every time," said Kolean. area girl with a big sister. Bradsell frequently sees big "Within a month her behavior brothers and sisters create strong had c o m p l e t e l y c h a n g e d , " said bonds with the children, inviting Bradsell. them to their weddings and makby Jodi McFarland features editor

ing them a part of their families. Kolean's family got involved by Christmas shopping for the girls. Having transportation is not a necessity for involvement with the program, however, nor is a significant amount of money, as Higher Horizons encourages free activities. After applying, it takes approximately one month for the match between applicant and child to be made. Higher Horizons signs students up for one year periods. However, students who do not live in the Holland area during the summer months can and are encouraged to apply, with the provision that they write and keep in touch with the child when they are off campus. "It's not something you should take lightly," warns Kolean. "It's a major thing for the kids that you come each week." About 50% of the volunteers at Higher Horizons are Hope College students. "We'd like to pick up students in their freshman and sophomore years, with the possibility that the relationships last all four years, ideally," said Bradsell. All students are encouraged to accept the opportunity to both positively affect an area child and learn some things as well. "The guy that I ' m marrying had a big brother, and those are some of the best memories of his childhood," said Kolean. Higher Horizons was started 26 years ago by the Psychology and Sociology Departments. It is a United Way Agency.

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BRIDGING THE GAP: For first-year students Shannon Gould and Jennifer Klunder, attending Hope is a family tradition. ond, World War II. During both World Wars, Hope's campus was the site for army training units. Gould said that displayed in her parents' study are two teddy bears, o n e w e a r i n g the c o l o r s of her mother's alma mater, Hope, and the other adorned in her father's old college colors, Notre Dame's gold and green. Her brother, who is the same age, chose to attend Notre Dame, while Gould chose Hope. "It was Hope all along," said Gould, of Grand Haven, although she applied to M i c h i g a n State, Western, De Paul, and Michigan, in addition to Hope. "My parents had expectations.

but I tried not to listen because I wanted to make my own way," Klunder said. She added, however, that Hope is the only school she applied to. Both Klunder and Gould attended Hope sporting events with their parents as children, and had a feel for the campus before coming. 94 students of the class of '98 come to Hope with relatives that are alumni. Klunder is one of two fifth generational students, while Gould is one of three fourth generational students. Twenty students of the class of '98 are third generational, while sixty-nine are second generational.


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Brian Calandra It is difficult to find a more persecuted individual than the American smoker. Ever since the Surgeon General determined that s m o k i n g contributed to lung cancer and heart disease, and threatened the lives of "passive" non-smokers, the federal government has persecuted people choosing to enjoy a cigarette with a fanatical tenacity not seen since the Spanish Inquisition. Many people support bans upon cigarettes because of the aforementioned health risks. Smokers choose to smoke,, and no one has the right to impose their better health values upon them. Non-smokers can avoid secondary s m o k e ' s hazards simply by sitting in non-smoking sections. As to the health risks, though, I grew up in the shadow of high tension wires; climbing them for fun and walking under the giant erector sets on my way to school every morning. Their radiation has been linked to brain cancer, and w h e n 1 last went home, they were still there, and there were no plans to remove them. Moreover, auto accidents kill

Eric Hultgren 1 c a m e across a statistic once which read that after one reaches the age of twenty, the likelihood of picking up the habit of smoking is slim to none. Well I ' m twenty now, and I do not smoke, although I seem to be in the minority, especially in my age bracket. Why is that so many people smoke? Is it a burning desire to do s o m e t h i n g with your hands and a conscious effort to destroy o n e s lungs? Or is it that we ignore all the advances in science and medicine which tell us smoking will kill us? Smoking has been around for a long time and has in the last few y e a r s b e e n on t h e rise. P e o p l e s m o k e for a n u m b e r of reasons, none of which are good. S m o k i n g relaxes you, yes, until you finish the cigarette and then become jittery. Weight loss is often associated with smoking, but what is the point of looking good if you're dead? Hearing the cry for some direction, the g o v e r n m e n t steps in to help by r e g u l a t i n g w h e r e , h o w much, and how old one must be in order to s m o k e . But this d o e s n ' t work, because, government regu-

hundreds of thousands each year and no one suggests that people stop driving. Uncle Sam levies tax after tax upon vices such as cigarettes and alcohol. C i g a r e t t e s m o k e r s ' ta^ dollars p r o v i d e f u n d s for sports arenas ( n o n - s m o k i n g sports arenas) a n d g o v e r n m e n t p r o g r a m s , ranging from the national debt to, ironically, Clinton's proposed health care program. Smokers are now e x p e c t e d to pay exorbitant prices for their cigarettes only to have no place to smoke them. This amounts to political bullying, s o m e t h i n g we as Americans are supposed to be free from. If the government succeeds in b a n n i n g cigarettes, w h a t c o m e s next.? If we let a higher authority decide w h a t ' s healthy for us, we give up our freedom of choice and move o n e step closer to having our lives dictated to us, an indictment of our entire American society. S m o k i n g is m u c h more socially u n a t t r a c t i v e now than 25 years ago, and perhaps peer pressure, the very thing that convinced people to start, might also convince them to stop.

F.Y.I. C H I C A G O - Robert S a n d i f e r , an eleven year old whose grandma called him Yummy due to his fondness for cookies, was found dead by two execution style ballets to the back of his head. His sub-five foot, 70 pound body w a s found under a railway viaduct close to his home. Sandifer was already wanted for the drive-by killing of a 14-yearold neighbor, Shavon Dean. Police believe Sandifer was killed by his own gang so he couldn't later come forward and identify them. Sandifer lived a brief and brutal life, hospitalized at 22 months

after being abused, made a ward of the court at three, and first arrested at nine for armed robbery. Over the past two years, Robert has been prosecuted for eight felonies, including robbery, car theft, arson, and burglary. Sandifer w a s released into his g r a n d m o t h e r ' s custody in July, until he could be put into an out-ofstate facility that didn't have Illinois' restriction of locking in children. The killings have shocked Chicagoans and the nation, because of S a n d i f e r ' s young age and marred

childhood. BELFAST- A f t e r 24 y e a r s of violent resistance to British rule in Northern Ireland, the Irish Republican Army declared an open ended cease-fire Thursday. T h e IRA hopes that this peace offering will allow it's allied political party, Sinn Fein, to negotiate a gradual withdrawal of the British from Northern Ireland. This could lead to the eventual reunification of the province with mostly Catholic Ireland, an idea that Northern Ireland's Protestants dread.

lation in any respect is seen as an infringement on o n e ' s rights. However, this is not an infringement on an individual, because seco n d hand s m o k e is as deadly as s m o k i n g itself. So, now we have a h a b i t of e p i d e m i c p r o p o r t i o n s which affects everyone and shows no sign of tapering off. I know that smoking is very bad for you and will eventually kill you, but I have to wonder w h y I am in the minority? B e c a u s e even those p e o p l e w h o don't s m o k e on a regular basis smoke w h e n alcohol has been thrown into the equation. Which leaves me and the six other people w h o don't s m o k e w o n d e r i n g if we are still cool. Yes, non-smokers are still cool. Now we can relish our own uniqueness, or possibly receive college monies based on our minority status. We could make s m o k i n g mandatory so all of America can experience the joy that smokers do. The c o u g h , the n i c o t i n e fits, the expenses, and all the other baggage that comes with the vice of s m o k ing. T h e answer is, I d o n ' t know, and I probably never will. I really just want to k n o w the reason why?

Possible regulation leaves tobacco companies fuming by Jim Riekse news editor

FDA commissioner David Kessler is attempting to have nicotine regulated as an addictive drug. If successful, it could lead to the regulation of cigarettes, and nicotine only be attained with a prescription. When asked what they thought about the possible regulation, Hope students said...

Super-attorney Melvin Belli is leading a $5 billion class action suit against tobacco companies on behalf of everyone w h o has ever been addicted to nicotine. Such a suit woul have been scoffed at in the recent past, but the idea is quite unnerving for the tobacco giants in this new era of the anti-smoker. The anti-smoking crusade started slowly with a few airlines banning smoking on some flights and some businesses requiring employees to s m o k e in designated areas. T h e tidal w a v e didn't begin though until last y e a r ' s EPA report that cigarette s m o k e is a class A carcinogen, and that second hand smoke kills 3,000 non-smokers per year. Since then, smoker's territory has evaporated more quickly than

the rain forests. Maryland implemented some of the harshest laws in May, b a n n i n g smoking in virtually all workplaces. McDonalds has banned smoking in 1,400 restaurants and a third of the nation's malls are expected to be s m o k e free by the end of the year. 20 of 28 Major League ballparks are smoke free, including C l e v e l a n d ' s n e w J a c o b s Field, a stadium financed largely by a 4.5 cent tax on cigarettes. Belli is not the only combatant of the tobacco c o m p a n i e s . Rep. Henry Waxman has recently charged that Philip Morris had a conclusive report that nicotine was addictive in 1983, but buried the results. A n o t h e r blow w a s A B C news magazine Day One's report that cigarette companies were "manipulating" the levels of nicotine in

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Could you nepeat tkat ? 7 couldn t care either way. Smoking"People should be able to buy usedto botherme, but now I'm numbcigarettes since they are only hurtto it. Ahh... what college does." ing themselves" —Emily Appieby ('96) —Dan Fischer ('96)

"I have an open mind on midnight basketball. Certainly, while someone's playing basketball they're not mugging you. At least there's a referee there to blow the whistle if they do." JRJEP. HENRY HYDE, on the crime bill's funding of late night counseling and sports programs, a program that conservatives would like to kill "It w a s the first day of a new job and the first time I had ever been to London. I think it will be the last." Englishman DENNIS WADSWORTH. who ran out of gas near Downing street and returned with fuel to find that bomb disposal experts had blown up his truck "I've had far too m a n y affairs to think of myself a s a normal, rational man." MARLON BRANDO, writing about his love life in a new autobiography

"Smoking doesen't bother me be- "Considering that nicotine is more "Alcohol is a drug but they let cause people are usually consider-addictive than heroin it should be people buy that, so why not cigaate aroundme. But I'dbe for the ban regulated like any other addictive rettes?"—Anthony Perez (98) because smoking is badfor people."drug" —Mary McGinn(96) —Christine Herman ('98)

"I can't drive cars anymore b e c a u s e if I get going past 2 0 miles per hour, I can't even read the road signs." Seventy-three-year-old ALDEN STRAIGHT, explaining his decision to drive his lawn mower 240 miles across Iowa to visit his ailing brother.

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cigarettes to keep customers smoking. Possibly the tobacco companies' greatest foe is FDA commissioner David Kessler. Kessler is attempting to prove that nicotine is addictive and should be classified as a drug. This would allow the FDA to end cigarettes' over-the-counter availability. This possibility angers the tobacco giants who still maintain that nicotine is not addictive; Smoking proponents liken such a ban to Prohibition, impossible to enforce and c o n d u c i v e to cigarettes' outlaw appeal. Even if cigarettes remain legal



to purchase, they might well be too costly to buy. To support the health care bill, taxes of 75 cents and two dollars a pack have been considered. A two dollar tax would reduce the number of smokers by an estimated 7.6 million, save 1.9 million lives, and create $23 billion in revenue to support the pricey health bill. More lives would be saved by the increase than were lost in all wars in our history combined. Whatever happens, whether its regulation or higher taxes, it seems that tobacco companies' domestic profits are going up in smoke.

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presenting an exciting evening of poetry and jazz. Zimmer's poems deal with a wide variety of topics including baseball, jazz, friendship, love, mortality and atomic tests. Shea has become well known to area jazz lovers through his appearances at Blue Lake Jazz Festival and his involvement with area pub-

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lie broadcasting stations. David Hernandez will be in attendence with Street Sounds on Jan. 26. Other guests to be presenting sponsored by the English department are Joel Tanis, Jeff Grooters, Kazuhito Matsumoto, and Peter Hawkins.


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evidence of this. All four members often spoke at the same time, interpolating several jokes and witty remarks within their performance. The songs were often bridged in several places to modify the sound and style. "We usually don't even know what the next s o n g will b e , " Khramov said. "We like to argue about it." Many of the songs Limpopo performed were instant hits, from the frolicking Russian folk tunes to the ostentatious interpretations of such pieces as "The Twist" and "Tutti Frutti." Their concert also featured synchronized folk dancing, countless episodes of Russian humor and boisterous yelping and whistling, often in native tongue. Fedorko (the flexible guy in y e l l o w ) b e c a m e a c r o w d hero through his interplay of dynamic accordion playing and galloping dance routines. The p e r f o r m a n c e especially gained momentum when Yuzov grabbed fifth year Hope student Annette Cseri from the audience and led her through a sensual display of Russian-style tango dancing. Limpopo gained acclaim when it w a s n a m e d w i n n e r of Ed M c M a h o n ' s I n t e r n a t i o n a l Star Search and furthered its popularity when the members performed on a national commercial for Kit Kat.


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Arts and Entertainment SAC movieFri-Sun., Sept. 9-11, When a Man Loves a Woman, Fri. & Sat. 7,9:30 and midnight, nightly. Sun. 6p.m.. Winants Aud.. Knickerbocker TheatreSept. 7-8, Thirty-two Short Films About Glenn Gould, 7 & 9 p.m. nightly.


Sept. 9-10 and 12-13, Why Has BodhiDharma Left for the East, 6:45 and 9:15 p.m. nightly.

Student Organizations Amnesty InternationalWednesday 8 p.m., Centennial Park Apts 31 Enviromental Issues GroupThursday 6:30 p.m., Lubbers 101

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