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Volume 107, Number 2
Hope College, Holland, Michigan
Serving the Hope Community for 107 Years
Steen recognized by Class of '93 by Eric Dettman staff reporter The Class of 1993 presented Economics Professor Todd Steen with the Hope Outstanding Professor Educator award (H.O.P.E.) last spring at the 1993 Convocation. One of the most prestigious a w a r d s , H.O.P.E. was established in 1965 by students, and goes to the professor embodying the ideal educator. Eligibility consists of five year tenure and no previous win. This year, the Class of 1993 chose Dr. Steen over all other p o s s i b l e choices as the one who helped motivate them in their studies and nurture their growth as individuals. Dr. Steen described receiving the award as, "the most exciting thing that has ever happened to me, especially considering Hope's great faculty." Dr. Steen became a part of Hope College in 1988 and currently teaches "Principles of
Macroeconomics," "Labor Economics," and "Ethics and Economics of Labor Unions." S t u d e n t s who have been in Steen's class find him "very approachable and helpful." They also enjoy his interesting lectures and patience when explaining difficult material. Steen received a Bachelor's of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University, a B a c h e l o r ' s of Arts degree from Indiana U n i v e r s i t y of Pennsylvania, and a Master's of Arts and a P.h.D from H a r v a r d University. Aside from writing a variI ety of p a p e r s ' and being a part
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organizations. Dr. Steen is involved with Hope in more ways than one. He conducts research with students, chairs the Religious Life Committee and advises the college's chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the honorary economics society. Hope's "outstanding" professor
See STEEN pg. 8
Brownstone Apts. open for residents by Danelle Klaasen staff reporter The Brownstone Apartments, affectionately called the Taj Mahal by administration and students, recently opened for Hope College residents. Located on Eighth Street above the new restaurant 84 East, the sixperson re-fabed flats were leased by Hope from the Lumir Corporation, adivision of Prince, whoconstructed and decorated them. Hope supplied the furnishings. Each apartment has three bedrooms, a dining room, kitchen, living room, and two full bathrooms and is equipped with central air, cable hook-up, garbage disposals, plush carpet and dishwashers. All four apartments have high ceilings and ornate wood-trim around the windows^ Two bay windows overlook Eighth Street in the front apartments. Not only do the apartments offer all the conveniences of home, but they also offer the students the chance to live away from the campus. 44 It feels l i t o I'm part of the Holland Community and not just a Hope College student," resident Karen Marty ('95) said. Though the students say ihey
"love" the apartments, like all firsttime residents, they have to put up with some minor inconveniences. Things got cozy last week when the residents of apartment 250 found they had no hot water. Luckily, the girls across the hall had more than enough to go around. Residents also point out parking as an issue because they don't officially have a lot. Many gave up trying to find a slot and parked in the "mud bog" in the back lot behind 84 East restaurant. "The Domino's delivery man had a hard time finding our apartment," Kent Taylor ('95) said. But most residents aren't complaining. "It instills a sense of responsibility because they are new," Chad Gifford ('96) said. Safety is not an issue among the residents. Doors are always locked by code and the route of Public Safety vans includes the Brownstones. All the extras in the Brownstones do add some extra costs. "They cost about seventy-five dollars more per person per semester than the average Hope College apartment," said Derek Emerson, Associate Director of Housing and Residential Life. Students interested in available apartments for the 1994-95 school year will go through the application process in the spring.
WITH AUTHENTIC BEATLESOUE INSTRUMENTS and attire, 1964 brought back the sound of the sixties to the Pine Grove Monday at the Labor Day Picnic.
1964 revives "Beatlemania" by Julie Blair campus editor In shag hair pieces and peglegged tuxedos, rock band 1964 looked the part, but when they began to strum the opening chords to "She Was Just Seventeen," even die-hard Beatles fans did double takes. Portraying the infamous group Monday at the SAC sponsored Labor Day Picnic, 1964 rattled out "Can't Buy Me Love," "Hard Day's Night," and "Yesterday" just as the real demi-gods did almost 30 years before. For the past ten years, 40-yearold musicians Mark Benson, Gary Grimes, Tom Work and Greg George have assumed the identities of John, Paul, George & Ringo and performed Beatles hits, d r y i n g crowds of thousands to hear their renditions. They played in Grand Haven during the Coast Guard festival to a sold out crowd this summer. And it's no wonder. With the
exception of the adopted English accents, 1964 is totally authentic. " W e want to give people a glimpse to see the Beatles live," Benson said. In an attempt to keep the show authentic, 1964 plays only songs from 1964-66, the years the Beatles toured. After that time period, Benson said the Beatles recorded only in studios, as sound systems andconcerthallsjustcouldn't handle the masses of people and wattage required for big shows. The group plays on instruments from the Beatles era, which, Benson said, produces the unique sound. Occasionally the group plays later recordings with a 60 piece symphony as part of a pops concert, but Benson says he prefers the earlier songs. "The early stuff has more energy," Benson said. ' T h e y were really upbeat. They just got on stage and went nuts. We do it just the way it was then. We just play rock and roll." To achieve their look, the group
traveled to England to visit G. Menning, the Beatles' tailor, who gave them ideas for costumes. Because it is too costly to purchase outfits from Menning, 1964 hunts for tuxes with velvet collars in thrift shops and has them altered. Obtaining "the look" has always been a lifestyle for 1964. The group's roots go back to childhood. Benson remembers going to watch George portray Ringo at a local teen club when he was sixteen, only a few years after the Beatles came to America. But it wasn't until 1984 that the group began playing together. They tried Top 40, but then tired of the sound. "We wanted something more unique," Benson said. Benson credits the success of 1964 to the universal appeal of their music. "We thought it would mostly be Baby Boomers that came to our concerts, but its everybody," he said. They've done so many shows in
See 1964 pg. 8
Myers' book examines happiness by Sufjan Stevens staff reporter What is happiness and how can we attain it? This question has become the fascination of many contemporary health specialists around the world, including Hope College psychologist Dr. David G. Myers, whose latest book The Pursuit of Happiness reports on the new scientific search for joy and how new discoveries inform our own personal quests for happiness. Unlike most blatantly "quickfix," self-help books. The Pursuit of Happiness is a beneficial guideline that analyzes the traits of happiness and how one can live a contented, happy life. According to research, w e i t h , gender, age, and race have little impact on happiness. Rather, optimism, a healthy body, realistic goals and expectations, positive selfesteem, and feelings of control are
Myers among characteristics that contribute toward personal joy. Myers identifies other primary sources of happiness: supportive friendship, close companionship, a socially intimate, a sexually warm and equitable marriage, and strong religious faith.Myers' primary motivation to
complete such a guidebook came not from his apparent awareness of a dominant presence of depression in the world today, but rather, from a deep fascination to express the truth behind real, native happiness. Consequently, the book focuses on the more positive aspects of human emotion and less on depression, anxiety and stressâ€”topics that many traditional 20th century studies overemphasize. Myers has discussed the book's findings in some 130 media interviews and public lectures coast to coast, including 75 interviews for print and broadcast media and more than 50 invited lectures at colleges, churches and conventions. Feature articles drawn from the book appeared in such publications as "Psychology Today," "Better Homes and Gardens" and "Newsweek." "Many things continue to come
See MYERS pg. 8
Peace of Mind David Chamin
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Health Care: Beyond the Hype and Criticism is a Real Issue On September 22, President ing a tax increase on small Clinton will present the long businesses. Instead of responding to calls awaited health-care reform of bipartisanship. Republican proposal. In reality, the reform is the brain-child of over 500 experts leaders in the Senate have vowed and specialists guided by Hillary to hold the line on taxation, and by Rodham Clinton. Whatever one association, health care reform. may think of the First Lady's And as a conservative, I have cheered from the sidelines—until political views, it is undeniable now. that she is a very intelligent individual, and quite dedicated to Much of the reality of health care is far too abstract for this the issue of health insurance. And the issue is of national author to grasp. What does it concern. Over 37 million Amerimean that 37 million Americans cans are without some form of are without Health insurance? I health insurance. Some of the do not see a federal insurance tax along with the FICA, state, and uninsured are able to purchase insurance, but choose not to. Federal taxes in the "tax" column However, the vast majority are of my paycheck. Even if I did, the impact would be relatively small, simply without any means to another few dollars absorbed by afford coverage. the increasing federal government. Hospitals by law are required I might not like it, but certainly I to treat those without regard to their ability to pay in emergency could endure the decreased pocket change for stromas and CDs. situations. Frequently, public A healthy dose of realism has hospitals are left with large debts entered into my reasoning. I have incurred by indigent persons, debts which are absorbed by the three years of college left, and after that, I am no longer covered taxpayer either directly or indiby my parents' health insurance. rectly. As a taxpayer, I must admit Frequently, especially with my that I am against any tax increases. case of Sophomoritis, I am convinced that I know and do So are small business taxpayers. everything on my own. However, So are large business taxpayers. The taxpayers represented in the if I get sick, I expect quality previous two sentences amount to medical care administered to me by the physician of my choice. a significant portion of political The cost of such care is a secondinfluence. Possibly in response to ary issue in regards to my welfare. the cries against t a x a t i o n a l Republican Senators announced If I am sick, I go to the doctor. their opposition weeks ago to any Now it happens to be that I am a generally healthy individual. health insurance proposal includ-
However, it is not beyond possibility that soon after graduation I could become injured in an accident or contract a serious illness. In that case, my occasional journey to Dr. Family Practitioner could become hospital care. Without insurance, not only am I a statistic, but a drain on taxpayers' funds as well. There will be many who, after reading the above paragraph will intone, "Yeah, but with a college education I can get a job, and with it insurance," or "The odds of contracting cancer or heart disease at 20 is quite low." This is true. However, in an increasingly competitive job market, a college degree is no longer a golden ticket to the full-time job with attractive salary and benefits. Ask many of your friends who are seniors; at times the outlook is not so rosy. More than likely, very few Hope grads will have difficulty finding quality employment. Yet there are college students across the nation who are not only potential risks as the uninsured but are ignorant of the conditions of their current coverage. The situation will not improve without action. While this does not amount to an endorsement of the Clinton package, it is a complete rejection of the "wait and see" attitude that some conservatives have advocated. No longer is health care someone else's concern—its yours and mine.
Paula Lemley: In Memoriam (Editor's note: Paula Lemley was a student at Hope who died in a work-related accident this past summer. The following memorial was written by close friends Beth Merrill and Karlee Knuth.) Paula is smiling. Ifyou knew her like we did, we are the lucky ones. How on earth do we convey to you everything she meant to us, everything she was? What would you write ifyou had lost yourbcst friend? For most of us, the day Paula left will be remembered both as sad and happy. We were all unable to look beyond that moment in time. She was very much a part of our pasts and present, and we thought she was going to be a part of our futures. As the time passed, we all began to realize that Paula is still a part of our future. She has touched every one of her friends and her fiance in the ways that no one can understand. The S aturday after Paula' s death, after a group of us were sitting around trying desperately to understand our loss, we finally decided to do what Paula would have wanted us to do, and, believe us, that was not sitting around moping. We grabbed a football and started up a game. Paula loved all sports, with the exception of baseball, and she played whenever possible. The guys immediately declared men against women and in the first half, they slaughtered us. Paula w a s s m i l i n g , h o w e v e r , laughing her throaty giggle and complaining of butt cramps. We begged her assistance, and we'll be darned if we didn't overturn that game.
The weather for that day shared our feelings and emotions. The sky cried its loss and thunder screamed for understanding. Why on earth did this beautiful human being have to be senselessly taken from us and from those around her? She was the closest to perfect that anyone could ever get. She was positively radiant on the outside with an inner beauty that some of us could only wish for. There were two things in life that Paula wanted more than anything else in the world. One of those things was her 21st birthday. The other was her wedding day. Her 21 st birthday was less than three months away when we lost her. Happy Birthday Paula. We love you!! To those of us who knew Paula, hold her forever in your hearts, she is still very much alive. You can see her in a budding flower. . . .or a margarita!! If you knew Paula, you knew her "blonde tendencies" and like most of us, you adored her for them. Perhaps you remember Paula from a class—the one she was sleeping in—or maybe you remember her from Fred, the man who adored her completely, and who she was obviously head over heels for. Or maybe you remember her from her friends, the obnoxious group that was always laughing and enjoyingeach'sothercompany. Paula would have been a senior at Hope this year. She intended to go on to medical school after graduation (and she could have done it too) and she planned on marrying Fred. One thing was very evident about our
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WASHINGTON In peace negotiations between the Palestinian and Israeli teams this week, concessions by both sides have led to a peace accord that is being described as "imminent". Although some form of autonomy is expected for the Gaza strip and the West Bank town of Jericho, it is unlikely that the process will include approval from radical Palestinian organizations. Syria and Jordan have indicated that an Israeli-Palestinian settlement could weaken the collective Arab bargaining position. Syria has long been concerned with the Golan Heights, seized by Israel after the 1967 six day war. Jordan's interest lies in the occupied west bank, territory it lost to Israel in 1967. WASHINGTON President Clinton and his advisors continue to refine his health reform package, which is scheduled to be presented in a speech on September 22. Although a general tax increase has been ruled out, a $1 increase in the federal cigarette tax and some increase in alcohol taxes appears likely. A National Cancer Institute study concluded that adult smoking decreases 4% when price increases 10%. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle doubt whether legislative action on the package could occur this year, which the President currently envisions phasing in over 5 to 7 years. WASHINGTON Vice-President A1 Gore unveiled his "re-invent government" plan, an attempt to reduce government waste and inefficiency. President Clinton proposed eliminating 100,000 federal workers through attrition in his campaign booklet "Putting People First". In line with this pledge. Gore will present guidelines facilitating the removal of incompetent federal bureaucrats. Although pleased that the Clinton administration has addressed the issue of government waste, similar attempts such as the Grace Commission in 1984 produced few results. RUSSIA President Boris Yeltsin, in an attempt to strengthen his control of government and improve public perception of his authority suspended two high-ranking officials who were accused of corruption. In the suspension of both a political ally and enemy, Yeltsin provided the appearance of impartiality. Separately, Yeltsin's staff announced that Parliament would be expanded to include a 176 member upper house. The move was an attempt to dilute the power of the ex-communist conservatives which dominate the Russian legislature. UNITED STATES Life expectancy rose to an average of 75.5 years at birth according to the government. While deaths from auto accidents declined to 38,000 per annum, the major causes of death: heart disease, cancer and stroke remained unchanged.
Living Cheap in Holland grilling and volleyball. The state park also offers basketball nets and a better view when cooking. These parks, however, are merely the obIt's Friday night and you need a vious activities that Holland offers. You can get by at Hope by merely break. Sure, classes have not even gotten into the full swing, but let's staying on campus never setting foot face it. It is a little difficult to gel outside of the campus except for the back into the thinking about classes. occasional trip home. This would be With some free time and just a small a poor way to have used the four or amount of cash there is an interest- more years you spent here. Holland, known for its Dutch ing lime to be found almost everycommunity ^offers a variety of acwhere. Holland is boring, the jaded Hope tivities to express this aspect. Of Paula Lemley 1972-1993 student will lament. But Holland, as course, most of the student body is in all cities, boasts a variety of ac- absent when the Tulip Festival is on, tivities. Of course, some of them are but, you can still get a taste of Dutch dear Pauley, she absolutely adored a bit pricy, such as parasailing. The Holland by visiting such places as life . . .she was the kind of person best activity is one that is fun and the Netherlands Museum, the tulip who would create a night to rememcheap. If you are looking for some- farms, and the wooden shoe factory. ber. Of the three, the Wooden Shoe thing fun and different to do then Several months have passed since you should investigate living cheap Factory offers the best deal with we lost our sweet beautiful Paula. $.25 tours. All are under $5 and they in Holland. Coming back to school has been Holland is situated on the shore give a feeling for why people come very bittersweet for all of us close to of Lake Michigan, one of the largest to Holland. her. This is our senior year.. and we "Ooh, how exciting," you may freshwater lakes in the world. If you will all graduate together. We realize haven't visited the lake yet, get out say. Sure these are a little touristy, now, more than ever, that we are so there! The two parks on the shore of but it wouldn't hurt to go there once lucky. We had a devoted friend who the lake, Holland State Park, and just to say you've been there. If was full of a zest for life and her Tunnel Park both charge an admis- anything they may provide a place carefree spirit was almost contasion which is cheap. But, if you to take your parents when they visit. gious. W e will carry her memories Many of the interesting places in want to get your money's worth with us for the rest of our lives. then biking in to the park or parking Holland can be found by visiting the Because of this, we have lost nothoutside and walking in provides free Chamber of Commerce. But, they ing. And to you, God, thank you admission. may not know of the fun little places from the very bottom of our hearts. Both parks provide facilities for that no one would think of visiting. We will treasure that gift with everything that we are. The only ones who have lost Paula are those who didn't know her. by Richard Blair operations manager
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Nothing to Do? Hope students are always complaining that there's 1 nothing to do in Holland. Granted, the entertainment possibilities are limited, but they are by no means nonexistent. It has been said numerous times that life is what you make of it. If you go into an event believing that it's going to be boring then it's going to be boring. If you go with the attitude that this is going to be filled with interesting people and experiences, then it will be a lot more enjoyable. A series of articles about inexpensive things to do in Holland begins in this issue. Some of the things are old stand-bys that you've probably been doing for years, but there are going to be a few things that you've never really thought about doing "for fun" before. We sit around in our dorm rooms and apartments complaining about the lack of entertainment in Holland, but we never really do anything about it. We don't go out in search of the ultimate adventure in fun. We don't take advantage of the everyday things that are enjoyable in our lives. The problem with today's young adults is that we think we have to be "doing" something in order to have fun. Some of the most enjoyable things in life are done spontaneously, without a plan and involving no money whatsoever. Granted, not everything you try is going to be fun and exciting. For example, a walking tour of the Heinz pickle factory might be highly educational and cause you to reinvestigate your feelings about the pickle industry, but it's not going to be that special event you remember years from now and tell your grandchildren about. That doesn't mean this wouldn't be a good experience. The fun is in the trying, not the doing. Go out and do something you've never done before. Do something you have done before but enjoyed enough to do it again. Just don't sit around and complain that there's nothing to do. If you can't find anything interesting to do, then you 're just looking in the wrong places. Corrections & Clarifications: â€˘ In the September 1 issue, it was stated that Dr. Voskuil was the 1993 recipient of the H.O.P.E. award. Voskuil received the award in 1991, not in 1993. The Anchor apologizes to Todd Steen, the actual recipient of the award in 1993 and to Voskuil for the error.
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An explanation from the editor... Time again for me to do my spiel and let you know about what's going on behind the scenes at The Anchor. Of course, it would be even easier for you to see what goes on behind the scenes if you were to stop by one of our regularly scheduled meetings every Wednesday and Sunday at 7 p.m. and take a story assignment. This week there were a number of issues to deal with. Actually, there was more of a problem with lack of issues to deal with. As you will see... A SENSITIVE ISSUE: This week posed a particularly difficult decision for me. On page 2 of this issue is a tribute to the late Paula Lemley written by two of her close friends. This was a very sensitive issue to deal with because I wanted to be sure not to offend anyone. Therefore, we asked her friends to write it so as not to make any claims that we knew her well enough to tell you about her. Thank you again to all those who helped in this decision and especially to Beth Merrill and Karlee Knuth for writing about such a personal topic and letting us print it in The Anchor.
FLUFFY NEWS: Many of you newspaper aficionados may have recognized the lack of what we would call "hard news" in this week's issue. That's the way things go. Sometimes there are so many hard-hitting stories and interesting things going on that it's near impossible to decide which will make it on the front page. Other weeks, such as this one, we are reduced to running a number of lighter pieces that normally wouldn't make it up front. Of course, this is both good and bad news. It's good in that it means there haven't been any major catastrophes or conflicts on campus. It also means that we must be a really uninteresting place! Hopefully, as the school year rolls on, the really interesting stuff will come to us at the paper as well. LETTERS-TO-THE-EDITOR: Another thing you may have noticed about this week's issue is that it seems to lack a lot of depth on this, the editorial page. Normally, this page is filled with all the wonderful and insightful opinions of you, our readers (and I'm not just saying that
to butter you guys up!). At this time I'd like to make an open plea to all of you to write in to us and let us know what you think about things that are said in this paper or even things that are sak around campus. You m u s t have opinions about things. I know you do because I've heard you talking in classes and around campus. Of course, maybe I'm wrong Maybe you just don't have anything bad to say. Maybe everything is jus going so perfect that you have ab s o l u t e l y n o t h i n g to c o m p l a i n about! (Yeah, right!) We are extremely interested in hearing what you have to say (thi means that I'm expecting a large numberof letters-to-the-editor in the box outside the Anchor office by Friday!).
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"BURIED CHILD," performed on campus last spring, shows just one example of the performances which come out of open auditions for Hope theatre productions.
Theatre auditions open to all by Mellissa Endsley arts & entertainment editor The Theatre Department welcomed new and returning students and announced auditions dates for upcoming productions at their open house last Thursday night in the Dewitt Center. A large crowd gathered for punch, cookies, and the sharing of important information about theatre happenings. Auditions for the first two productions, "Evita" and "Betrayal", will be held tonight and tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. in the DeWitt Main Theatre. All who are interested are welcome to try out. "Evita," directed by John Tammi, Professor of Theatre is a musical based on the life of Eva Peron, the second wife of the Argentine president, Juan Peron. Eva was b o m in 1919, illegitimate, poor, and without privilege. During her life, she became the most powerful woman her country had ever seen, the First Lady of Argentina at the age 27. She
ing, but the department encourages died of cancer in 1952 at 33. There will be a fairly large cast all students interested in theatre to for this production and Tammi en- try out. "There are going to be some courages everyone who is interested in being involved to try out. "We people who have well-prepared auwould love to see record numbers of ditions b e c a u s e they are being people come out for these produc- trained to do so," said Tammi," but tions," said John Tammi. "The more almost anything works...even getting up and telling your favorite the merrier!" "Betrayal," directed by non- joke." Tammi also explained that tradiiional Hope College student. even if a student wanted only to read Ken Kulhaway, won the Dramatic or sing they are welcome to do that Critics Circle Award as best foreign as well. "If you are interested, just do it. I play and, in London, the West End Award, as the best play of the sea- love having lots of people try out son. It deals with the "eternal tri- and I rarely cut people." said Tammi. Rehearsals for the productions angle" including husband, wife, and will generally be from 7 p.m. to 11 wife's lover. This production calls for a sig- p.m. and they will do all that they nificantly smaller cast, three pri- can to work around conflicting mary actors and one singing waiter. schedules. " D o n ' t decide not to try out beStill, everyone who is interested in cause you think you are going to trying out is encouraged to do so. Five people will be auditioning have a scheduling conflict," encourat a time and many different types of ages Costume Designer Michelle auditions will be acceptable. The Bombe," try out and then let the standard audition would consist of a directors decide if they can work piece of reading and a piece of sing- around your schedule."
Summer is a time for many of us to catch up on our recreational reading. However, the price of new books can be prohibitive for those on a tight budget. With the price of even paperback books approaching seven dollars a book, the reader may be forced to curtail summer-time reading activities. Of course, this is only one of several better options. A very cheap way to obtain a book is through borrowing, either from a library or a friend, but there are problems with even these timetested options. Libraries may not lend the book out long enough (not a problem for those of us who read fast), and friends may no longer be friends if the book that was borrowed is returned in somewhat less than its original question. These alternatives do not, however, address the problem of finding books that are out of print or that libraries do not possess. The solution to this problem exists in almost every major city and town...the used book store. Many of us are familiar with the lower prices of used textbooks. Used books boast similarly lower prices, and many other advantages. Used book stores serve as not only a selling agent, but as a place for you to sell your unwanted books, just like the bookstore. However, don't go rushing out to sell your textbooks to one at the end of this semester, stores may not accept textbooks or they may give you much less. It is better to think of a used book store as a source for books that are unique. Detroit boasts John King Books which has four stories of used books. This is
larger than most new bookstores! The advantages are immediately obvious. With the large selection, the casual browser is quickly overwhelmed. Used book stores are great for finding books on weird topics. At John King Books 1 got books for entertainment as well as books on photolithography. The store was my last chance in finding any material outside of a large library. I could not even order material on the topic. There are a few preparations you should make before venturing into the stacks of a used bookstore, no matter what the size. Go in with a good idea of what you want. It is very easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of material. 1 like to go in with a list of authors or books in which I am interested. Decide before hand how much money you are going to spend. It is very easy to pick up five to ten books (even at a reduced price this adds up). Even if you go in with only a title, the people who work at and ' frequent such stores are very knowledgeable. I went to the Dawn Treader in Ann Arbor not even knowing the title of a book 1 wanted. All I knew was its main character. I wondered out loud what the books could be and someone knew right away. Used book stores have a unique atmosphere. Visiting one is more than just a buying experience, it is a feast for the mind. The next time you are looking for some reading entertainment or literature try a used book store. Whether it's large, like King John books, or small, like Holland's Rainbow Books, a used book store is a unique place. •
Fortress sets example for boring formula films by Brian Calandra movie reviewer Despite the annual Academy Awards, which attempt to attach some artistic value to film making, films today are only about money. To create a movie there are brainstorming sessions where writers sit and rework the same old formula, in this case the action film, for the sole purpose of reaping profits. There is really no better example of this procedure than director Stuart Gordon's "Fortress," rated R for graphic violence, gratuitous sex, and needless profanity. C h r i s t o p h e r L a m b e r t (Highlander, The Sicilian) stars as John Bannick, an ex-marine with some dark secrets lurking in his past (these secrets are never revealed and are discussed only to take up screen time to make sure the film lasts 90 minutes). Bannick lives in 21st Century America where women are allowed to bear only o n e child. After Lambert's first child dies during infancy, his wife (Loryn Locklin) becomes pregnant again, and to-
gether they try to flee the country. They are caught at the border and are taken to the largest maximum security prison in America: The Fortress. The underground labyrinth is run by a cyborg, Poe, played by Kurtwood Smith (Robocop, Dead Poet's Society). The remainder of the film deals with Lambert's attempt to escape. The Fortress has all sorts of ways to keep its prisoners in line, from implants that cause excruciating pain to a HAL-like computer which can read its subjects minds and monitor their dreams. Many prisoners are killed for stepping out of line, resulting in images of gore designed to attract the slasher film crowd. Such man vs. repressive government/machines movies have worked in the past; for example. The Terminator, Total Recall, and The Handmaid's Tale. Fortress leeches off all of these, but those films had some small things that Fortress lacks: acting, direction, and scripts. Kurtwood Smith has spent most of his acting career hamming it up as slimy villains, but here he is a zombie, pouting as if he has been forced
to go to bed without his dessert. C h r i s t o p h e r L a m b e r t has been around Hollywood for almost 15 years, but his star has remained firmly grounded because of his refusal to cover his thick french accent, or at least play it for laughs (a la Arnold Schwartzenegger). If m e were to make an impromptu list of the most god-awful actors in films today, Lambert would be right at the top. The first indication that this was a poor film was that there were four unheard of script writers: Troy Neighbors, Steven Feinberg, David Venable, and Terry Fox. Such a collection can only mean extensive brainstorming sessions, and thus a work completely devoid of creativity or originality. Stuart Gordon's direction is strictly c o l o r - b y - n u m bers, and the action sequences are so r u n - o f - t h e - m i l l that a chimpanzee would not be held in suspense. Furthermore, the special effects are so completely low budget that this movie looks like it was financed b y returning pop bottles and cans
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Steve Shilling Put Me In, Coach "Just win, baby." — A1 Davis It's that time of year again, you can smell it in the air. Pigskin Sunday, otherwise known as the church of football. Just the thought of a tightly laced spiral rocketing 50 yards down field into the hands of a streaking wide receiver is enough to send tingles down one's back. It also marked my coaching debut in the NFL. Huh? Perhaps I should rephrase. Sunday marked the day that I stepped onto the playing field as a (Fantasy) football coach. You know, the sport where, when your favorite team's quarterback (Dan Marino) is squaring off against your Fantasy team quarterback (Brett Favre), and you hope that Marino will beat Favre 35-28, but Favre outseores Marino four touchdowns to three. We can try to straighten that out later. However, I've had a lot of doubts about this thinking. Maybe it will take all the fun out of NFL Sunday, this coaching instead of watching. Well perhaps it's not as gutwrenching an activity as actual coaching, but a week in the life of a Fantasy football coach can be pretty busy. Take this past week's opener for the coach of The Posse out of Tulip City, Michigan. Thurs. 4:00 p.m.-Start looking at the lineups, see who's playing whom, check out the injury report. You sure stand better chances if your star is playing New England than Buffalo. Fri. 2:30 p.m.-Call in the starting lineup for the week. From a roster of 18 players and 2 defenses, you only get 12 slots (2QB, 3RB, 3WR, 1TE,1K and 2Def) so you had better be prepared. Sat.-An off day for the players but the coaching staff keeps a keen eye and ear open for any late-breaking reports on injured players for a possible last minute change. Sun. ll:30a.m.-Breakfast. This week it was free sample cereal that comes through the mail. You gotta like free food on game day. Noon-ESPN's Chris Berman proclaims "dawn breaks on a new NFL season." 12:15-Deion's latest Nike
shoe commercial. "Hey mister, don't you have a football game to go to?" No. Not this week. 12:43-Pregame warm-ups. The Posse looks crisp and well prepared, ready to get at it. 12:55-Slarting lineups announced. Let's get ready to rumble. I:00-Detroit vs. Atlanta. My only stake in this is that 1 own the Atlanta team defense and my opponent owns Atlanta QB Chris Miller. The Lions Jason Hansen kicks it off. Hey! Where's that ten-minute ticker? l:05-Jeez, Barry looks good. l:06-Barry from 26 yards. Yikes! l:12-The sports ticker shows Denver winning 3-0. Posse/ Bronco kicker Jason Elam gives the team their first points in franchise history. l:19-Hey, if LB Pat Swilling crushes Chris Miller into oblivion, I could cruise. 1:22-Elam hits another field goal and Miami scors a touchdown. Probably a Marino bomb which is either good or bad. My opponent has Marino, which could hurt me unless Danny throws it to either WR Irving Fryar or TE Keith Jackson, each of the Posse. 1:25-Atlanta cornerback Bruce Pickens drops a possible 50+ yard interception for a T D which would have scored me 8 points. Way to go baby. 1:30-Swilling almost makes good on my dream. 1:33-Brett Favre, the Posse's best QB throws a 50 yard T D pass. I'm having a lot of fun now. 2:27-Halftime. Let's eat! 3:49-Miller finally gets on the board with a TD pass. My opponent (The Pencil Pushers) are mounting a comeback. 4:00-West Coast games begin, which is great for the Posse who might extend their lead with QB Stan Humphries and WR Anthony Miller of the Chargers. Mon. 8:00 a.m.-The morning paper shows that the Posse won 37-32 with only Posse WR Alvin Harper left to play on Monday night. So my earlier apprehensions were proved wrong and even if I don't go 14-0,1 think that the experience gets me a little more pumped up for NFL football on Sunday. Well, at least it gets me up a little earlier on Sunday.
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PASS! Sophomore quarterback Jason Bays fakes a hand-off on a play-actlon pass . during a scrimmage to prepare for Saturday's season opener with DePauw. ,
Dutchmen kickoff season: by Pat Marino staff reporter S a t u r d a y , S e p t e m b e r 11 at DePauw University in Indiana marks the kickoff of Hope College's 84th year of football. The 1993 Flying Dutchmen will take their place in a gridiron tradition that startedwith the first H o p e DePauw match-up in 1951. Hope holds a series advantage of the slimmest margins, with 12 wins to DePauw's 11. Head Coach Ray Smith, in his 24th year at the helm of the Dutchmen, believes there is a lot to be excited and optimistic about this season. There are 4 0 returning lettermen from last year's squad. Among those returning lettermen are: Mike DenBraber a 6 ' l n , 197 pound Senior from Walker, Michigan. Coach Ray Smith described Mike's first two weeks of practice as "excellent"; Jeff Carlson a 6'3 , , ,
210 pound Senior, listed in the 1993 Orange and Blue Scrimmage Guide as a tight end. Carlson also sees time as the Dutchmen's deep snap center. Coach Smith compares Carlson's snapping to that of a professional football player; Jon Slagha 6' 200 pound senior running back from Grand Rapids who Smith describes as "the best running back we have"; and Chad Ackermann a 6'3 , , , 240 pound Senior defensive end from Parchment. Coach Smith described Ackermann's return with the phrase "Fire in his eyes!" Besides these returning l e t t e r m e n , H o p e fans will be watching a whole team that Head Smith describes as "extremely enlhusiaslic"and"extremely positive." He also describes the 1993 Dutchmen as the team with the most depth at positions that he has coached in several seasons. And what can we expect to see in Saturday's match-up with Depauw? Expect to see a long " f e e l i n g -
ouf'process on both sides early i n 1 the game. Smith regards S a t u r d a y ' s , game as "very important." Both teams have lost a large p a r t ' of last year's defensive squads. Hope returns only four defensive starters. Certainly this first match-up will be used as a "yardstick" to measure up their team's defensive abilities. Hope football fans have a great deal to look forward to this season. Smith discussed the effect that the support of the Student Body has on a team's spirit. He slated that his players have always expressed that the support of their fellow students is one of the biggest moral builders around. The Flying Dutchmen start their home games Saturday , September 18 against Illinois Wesleyan. All of Hope Colleges games are broadcast on W H T C - A M (1450) Holland and WFUR-FM (102.9) Grand Rapids. All Home games are broadcast on Hope's own WTHS (89.9).
Lady Dutch open season victorious against Albion by Rachel Karpanty staff reporter The Hope College Flying Dutch volleyball team opened their MI AA season at home, Tuesday September 7, by beating the Albion Britons in three straight games. Although the match was won in straight games, the Lady Dutch were down 0-5 in the first game and came back to win 15-5, with the remaining scores being 15-10 and 15-8.
The team now has a cumulative record of 2-3 and a MI AA record of 1-0. "I was delighted to win the first game at home, especially being that it was a MIAA game", said Head Coach Karla Wolters. Coach Wolters expects great things of the Lady Dutch who have a young roster of four juniors, four sophomores, and two first year students. Heidi Van Wieren had an in-
credible serving night with seven aces in three games. Michelle Werkman had a strong first game with six kills and no errors. Amy Docter and Captain Joelle Rossback each had strong matches, at middle hitter and setter, respectively. The JV's won in two straight games, with game scores of 15-1 and 15-12. The Lady Dutch will travel to Spring Arbor on Thursday, September 9, for a non-conference match.
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Continued from page 1 understands there is more to being a successful educator than just presenting the facts. "I simply love the subjects I teach." Steen said. Building good relationships is also important and Steen credits his
success in this area to his youth and innovaliveness. Good relations must then be used effectively while teaching, and Dr. Steen feels he has improved in this area after taking part in the teaching
enhancement program offered to Hope professors. Steen also believes the supportive faculty at Hope College plays a part in his success as not just a professor, but as an outstanding one.
The fan club has been a blessing. Benson said, as it has helped fund an on- going lawsuit filed against the group and others like it for "trademark infringement."
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the past two weeks, their new white Chevy van already has some 5200 miles on it from traveling cross country. They even have a 1964 fan club and groupies.
are present here. "Fortress" is a blatant attempt to try and milk action fans of their money and their attention. With films like this gaining wide releases and reaping enough money to make
profits it is no wonder why movies do not get better. The phrase "crime doesn't pay" is repeated endlessly by the computer that keeps watch over the prison, and it doesn't pay to sit through "Fortress" either.
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