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Nykerk moved to DeVos
N e w hotel under construction
Civic Center maintenance woes force first venue change in 59 years A Courtyard Marriot is coming to Holland Katie Peterson
said Simko. The new Courtyard Marriott will provide a place for visiting Walking through downtown families of Hope students to stay Holland along 8th Street, one closer to campus. This location may notice a large section could help prospective students is fenced off and under to get a feel of what it might construction. This muddy be like to be a student in the construction site is the future Holland community. home of a massive Courtyard Regarding visiting Hope Marriott Hotel. College families staying at the The five-story, 140-room Courtyard Marriott, Simko and hotel is being constructed Pniewski both agreed that it between the splash pad and would be nice to have a family the 8th street branch of rate for visiting Hope families.” Macatawa Bank, offering future The CourtyardMarriottbegan customers easy access to the construction over the summer local restaurants, shops and of 2014 and is expected to be overall atmosphere of Holland’s open for business by the winter downtown. The addition of this of 2015. The hotel is owned and new hotel has the potential to operated by the Holland-based bring about a great change to the hotel management company Holland area and it is projected Suburban Inns, which owns to attract 50,000 people per year four other hotels throughout the to downtown Holland. state, including the Hampton The new Courtyard Marriott and Holiday Inns located along will not only have an impact on US-31 here in Holland. the Holland community, but The new hotel will feature Hope College as well. Current two restaurants, an indoor pool Hope students were asked and sauna, exercise equipment about how they felt the new and a conference room. The hotel would impact campus life, developers are also building sophomores Stephanie Simko a new 100 space parking lot (’17) and Katie Pniewski (’17), behind the building along 7th had only positive remarks about Street and a new driveway between 7th and 8th Streets to the new addition to downtown. “More people will be able address potential parking issues. to stay in downtown Holland. Additional spaces for guests will It will help out the businesses,” be leased in the city owned deck across 7th Street. Simko said. As well as provding a new When it comes to big events on campus and in the Holland place to stay in the downtown community, such as graduation, Holland area, the new hotel is orientation and the Tulip Time expected to open up hundreds festival, space is limited and of new job opportunities for people in the Holland area, nearby hotels fillup fast. “People like to be in the many of which will likely be for center of what is going on and part-time employment, a perfect get the downtown atmosphere,” match for college students. Staff W riter
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FUTURE UNCERTAIN — Built In 1954, the underutilized Holland Civic Center pictured above could soon have a date with the wrecking ball due to Its extensive flooding Issues. Alex Bellca Campus N ews Co-Edptor
All good things must come to an end. After being held in the Holland Civic Center for nearly 60 years, the 80th-annual Nykerk Cup Competition will be held Nov. 1 in the DeVos Fieldhouse. Maintenance and safety issues as well as questions about the future of the Civic Center have forced the Nykerk execu tive committee to reconsider the event’s venue. “The move was student ini tiated and based on a number of issues,” said Ellen Awad, the director of Student Life, who serves as Nykerk's faculty advi sor. In recent months concerns about basement flooding have called the future of the Civic Center into question. The build ing was built in 1954 on top of land that was at one time a ^narsh, and the site’s watery conditions have begun to take a toll on the building. Last August The Holland Sentinel reported that flooding issues had wors ened. Water is now leaking into the basement boiler room which provides heat to the facility. So far pumps have been used to protect the boilers, which were updated just a couple of years ago at costs upward of $150,000. fixing the flooding issues alone ^oiild cost between $300,000 apg| $400 ,000. More money would need to be spent to up date the interior. Although the city council has not reached a decision on the future of building, many of the council members seem resolved that it would make more finan cial sense to tear down the un
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THE FIRST AND LAST — Top photo s hows the Freshmen Class of ’6 0 hosting the Nykerk C u p for the first time In the then-new Civic Center. Below the Class of ’17 hoists the tro phy at what Is likely to be the venue’s final Nykerk. derutilized facility rather than spend large amounts of money to update it. “The Civic Center is coming down. W e ’re going to tear this thing down,” Councilman Jay Peters told The Sentinel. According to Awad, the de cision to change facilities was not an easy one and will force a number of permanent changes to the Nykerk Competition. “This is going to be a whole new Nykerk,” said Awad. Nykerk has been held in the Civic Center since 1956. For most of the event’s history it
has been tied to the same ven ue. Consequently, many of the traditions that make Nykerk so unique were developed around the building's physical layout. Christine Hunter (T5), the gen eral chair for this year's event, is mindful that changes may be necessary. “Our main goal as a com mittee has been to evaluate our traditions to see if they best fit within our new space but also to see ifthey fitwith our vision for the future of Nykerk,” she said. For instance, unlike the Civic see
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Thursday Sept. 1 8 Latino Food Festival Enjoy Latino-inspired food at Phelps a n d C o o k Dining Halls starting at 4:30 p.m.
Center, which has a tradition al stage, complete with.curtains, built into one end of the build ing and a backstage area. DeVos has no such acommodations. Instead, organizers plan on us ing a stage setup that is similar to the arrangement used for convocation.
Friday Sept. 19 Lecture on Cancer Treatment Dr' T o m Penning will s pe ak on the P A R P inhibitor for the treatment of cancer. Lecture will start at 4 p.m. in Science Center 1000.
KNICK'S FILM FEST The movie “Ida” by Pa.wel Pawlikowski will be playing through Saturday at the Knickerbocker Theater at 7:30 p.m. The story begins with 18-year-old Anna, a nun in 1960s Poland.She is about to take her vows when a discovery is made about her family’s past, and she sets out to see her last living relative, her aunt Wanda. Her aunt, who is involved with the Communist Party, tells Ida that her parents were killed by Nazis during their occupation of Poland. Tickets are $7, and the movie is rated PG-13..
VISITING WRITERS SERIES ' The Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series will be featuring two Hope alumnae, Katherine Bode-Lang (’02) and Laura Donnelly (’01). Bode-Lang writes poetry and created the work “The Reformation” which won the 2014 American Poetry Review-Honickman Prize. Bode-Lang also has an award winning chapbook, “Spring Mel,” which was awarded the N e w England Poetry Club’s Jean Pedrick Chapbook award. Laura Donnelly taught writing and literature at Knox College and has been the editor-inchief of the literary journal, “Third Coast.” Donnelly has a two award-winning titles: “Watershed," which won the 2013 Cider Press Review Editors Prize, and her chapbook, “N o c t u r n e - S c h u m a n n ’s Letters.”Both will be presenting at 7:00 p.m., Thursday night at Graves Hall.
ART GALLERY The DePree Art Center will continue to show the “Art and Poetry" exhibition for the next two weeks. Curated by Charles Mason, the exhibition features art paired with poetry. The exhibition features works from Hope College's Permanent Col lection and also work from the students and staff. The De Pree Art center is open Mondays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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N EW YEAR, N E W WINNER— Even year w a s victorious last
O u r main goal as a committee has been to evaluate our traditions to see if they best fit within our n e w space but also to see if they _ fit with our vision for the future of Nykerk. — Christine H unter Nykerk G eneral Chair
year, but with each n e w Pull season, there’s also a clean slate.
99 “You could imagine it as Convocation but even bigger. W e will have a setup that will work to accommodate the needs of the play and oration partici pants,” said Hunter. Another potential complicat ing factor is that participants will not have as many oppor tunities to practice in the new venue, since DeVos must con tinue to host athletic events in the week leading up to Nykerk. This will mostly affect play par ticipants. “The new venue poses a few challenges to the play in particu lar. It is difficult to design a set without having the stage dimen sions, and it may be more chal lenging for us to practice scene changes, but I'm also excited about some of the opportunities it gives us," said Jacob Iceberg (’16), a '18 play morale coach. Not all the changes will be negative. Hunter declined to provide many details but hinted at some improvements in the experience for the audience. “I don't want to give away too much of the surprise. However I will say that the audience will have a much better view of the participants, and we are work ing to make the participants the main focus of the event,” she said. The move to DeVos will also allow organizers to sell more tickets as DeVos has a higher capacity to hold around 1,000 more people. After overcrowd ing issues in the past years, Awad cited the increased space as one of the main benefits of the move. Itwill also be possible for organizers to sell reserved seating in the future so nobody will have to wait in line ahead of the event to get the perfect seat. Despite the uncertainty, one thing is for sure: the new venue promises to make this year's Nykerk one of the most sur prising ever. With the greater number of tickets and closer lo cation, there is now even more reason to attend the event.
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It’s hard to believe that there are only three buildings on Hope College’s campus that are older than The Pull. Van Vleck Hall, Graves Hall and the president’s home are alljustbarelyolder than the tradition itself. The Pull is coming back for its 1.17th war between Even Year (2018) and Odd Year (2017). The Pull began in 1898, with 18 pull ers and 18 moralers on each team. Since then it has received recog nition from various web sites and news providers such as mlive, TotalFratMove.com, and Foxl7 for being one ofthe oldest and crazi estcollege traditions to ever exist. From the weeks of practice leading up to the eve of Pull Day banquet, there isa lot of prepara tion to be done. For such a con test which focuses on physical
and mental strength, there are things you cannot teach, such as the willto keep pulling even when exhaustion sets in. The Hope Alumni office inter viewed pullers and moralers for the 100th year anniversary of The Pull. Ted J. Grund (’86) said that the mental and physical prepara tion was one ofthe hardest things he’d ever done. "It was a fantastic experience, but one that required the most combined mental and physical dedication of any athletic experi ence I had ever been a part of in my life. It is an experience that I am proud to say Iwas part of!” Even Year pullers look to even the score of the past three years as the class of 2015 took two straight wins in 2011 and 2012. The Even Year reclaimed the title lastyear but will meet a challeng ing Odd Year team if they want to even the score to 2-2 over the
last four years. Be on the look out for Pull alumni with their sweatshirts printed with things like "Pull Coach ‘64” or "Pull 75" and ask what itwas like for them to go through a tradition such as this. A week and a halffrom now the Pull teams T7 and 18 will be locked in a tradition almost as old as the college itself. As A1 Pachino’s speech from “Any Given Sun day” goes, “life is just a game of inches,” and for these pullers and moralers, it’s the inches of rope they'll be pulling on.
T H E P U L L FAST F A C T S - The longest pull (1977) was 3 hours, 51 minutes; the shortest (1956) was 2 minutes, forty seconds. - Since 1909, Even Year has held the crown with the most wins 55, com pared to the rising Odd Year’s 42 wins. - Only two classes have won allfour years (two as pullers and two as coaches), 1934 and 1936. - There have only been four draws in the Pull’s history (1916,1926,1952, 1977).
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US plan to combat ISIS
Today in History
Wesley Wright G uest W riter
In recent weeks, ISIS has re leased videos of its members beheading American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, all the while, claiming to have more prisoners to execute unless the United States forces cease their airstrikes and immediately withdrawal allpresence from the region. With a continuing series of crises, President Obama has finally unveiled a plan in his ad dress to the nation. During the televised talk, he declared that anyone who threatened America would “find no safe haven.” The president called for 475 US military personnel to be sent to Iraq in strictly non-combative roles. A systematic campaign of air strikes against ISIS targets into regions of Syria will also be on the table. President Obama called for assistance to be given to ground forces that are fight ing against the terror group with restrictions against rebels who are deemed a threat to US. na tional interests. The president also highlight ed the development of counter terrorism methods as well as continuing humanitarian assis tance to the millions of civilians who have been displaced in the fighting.
1630: City of Boston, Massachusetts is founded 1775: Invasion of Canada begins with the Siege of Fort St. Jean 1787: The United States Constitution is signed in Philadelphia 1862: The Allegheny Arsenal explosion occurs resulting in a numerous civilian disaster during the war 1939: The Soviet Union joins Nazi Germany’s in vasion of Poland 1941: Soviet forces enter Teheran P hoto C ourtesy of A ssociated P ress
PLAN FOR ACTION— President O b a m a announces h o w air strikes are the best w a y to deal with ISIS at the moment. Secretary of State John Ker tional law. ry was specifically tasked with Meanwhile Americans at bringing Arab countries to the home are apprehensive about table from a coalition against the prospects of entering into ISIS. Ministers representing another war. While Pesident Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Obama said that this would not Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qa be a ground troop operation, tar, Saudi Arabia and the United war-weary Americans are tired Arab Emirates have already of of involvement in conflicts in fered their support. the Middle East. The CIA has Russia has expressed its dis also reported that its original approval of expanding airstrikes estimations of the number of from Iraq to Syria and believes ISIS fighters was inaccurate and that without the backing of the that there may be closer to thirty UN. Security Council, the plan thousand fighters in both Syria will be a violation of interna and Iraq.
1974: Bangladesh, Grenada and Guinea-Bissau join the U N. 1991: North Korea joins the U N . 1991: The first version of the Linux kernel is re leased to the internet. 2001: The N e w York Stock Exchange reopens after the Sept. 11 attacks, making it the longest closure since the Great Depression. 2011: Occupy Wall Street movement begins in N e w York City.
Can Scotland afford to depart from the U K? Andrew Gomez-Seoane W orld Co-Editor
In less than a few days, Scot tish citizens will be asked to make the one ofthe most impor tant decisions in their lifetimes. Should Scotland be an indepen dent country? The fallout from a yes-or-no decision has the pos sibilityto ring beyond the shores of the United Kingdom. More than a dozen states and provinces across the European continent will be holding their collective breath to see if Scot land does indeed become its own nation after more than 300 years of unity under British rule. Taking such a step may well trig ger similar movements in areas such as Catalonia where ethnic pride takes precedent over na tionalistic loyalties. In the world of hypotheticals itdoes beg the question of what would happen to an independent Scottish people. Would they flourish on their own as many in the pro secessionist movement claim or would the country face an inevitable decline without the queen’s watchful eye? Many on both sides of the de bate have made claims as to the possibilities that lie ahead for Scotland in the upcoming days before the vote. Nevertheless among all of the typical cam paign rhetoric and fear mongering, there are real consequences
North Pole. This leaves Scotland with the option of continuing to rely on depleting natural re source or find a way to reinvent itselfin the face of declining in dustry in a globalizing world. The other important issue at stake is the need to establish a permanent currency if inde pendence comes to fruition. The proposal by the leaders in the independence movement to peg Scotland to the British pound is unlikely to come about with rising tensions from party lead ers in London. This would leave the new nation to rely on the European Union, which could be reluctant to recognize such a*move with similar movements boiling on the surface. Scotland faces an uncertain future. Should it remain with the UK. itcan rest assured of its continual protection and long term economic stability. But, the allure of regaining the Scottish IT’S ALWAYS BETTER THAT W E ’RE TOGETHER- Supporters gathered ahead of the ref homeland from the English may erendum taking place on Thursday for the ‘Lets Stay Together’campaign in Trafalgar Sqaure in be more pressing. London. These are all pro-union supporters w h o do not want Scotland to be separated. The prospects of more auton that will likely come to pass re- into the early 20th century. The North Sea in the late 1970s be- omy over itsaffairscould be seen gardless of the path that istaken. nation would see its nationalis gan a second boom in the Scot as worth any economic or social Officially joining the UK. in tic tendencies re-emerge once tish isles, which fueled develop upheaval in the future. W e will 1707, Scotland managed to re the Second World War receded ment of a robust industry that soon discover if a new nation would allow the UK. to reap is born and whether the British tain a separate identity, with its into public memory. During the 1960s many of .many of the benefits. That boom will see their former empire con distinct educational and legal systems. During this time the Scotland's industries began to reached itszenith at the start the tinue to fade ever so slightly into the vast pages of history. region emerged as an industrial decline and ultimately disap millennium. The referendum to decide the Today, many predict a con powerhouse in the 19th century pear by the reign of the Thatcher and carried more than its fair government in the 1980s. At the tinued decline in oil production fate of Scotland is to be held on share of economic weight, well same time discovery of oil in the as exploration shifts toward the Sept. 18.
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Until Sept. 28 “Art and
Visiting Writers Series resumes with two poets Readings from both writers to take place Thursday evening at 7 p.m. in Graves Hall
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Until Sept. 20 “Ida” 7:30 p.m. - Polish film s ho wi ng at the Knickerbocker, part of the Knickerboker Fall Film Series.
Sept. 18 Music Convocation 1 1 a.m. - Dr. John Mortenson of Cedarville University presents lecture, “Off the Cuff: W h a t Classical Musi cians C a n Learn f rom Improvisation."
Fall TV P remieres “Gotham” Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. on Fox
“Agents ofS.H.I.E.L.D.” Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. on A B C
“The Flash” Oc. 7 at 8 p.m. on C W
“Constantine” Oct. 24 at 10 p.m. on N B C
The Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series (VWS) continues at Hope College this week with readings from Katherine Bode-Lang ('02) and Laura Donnelly ('01) this Thursday at 7 p.m. in Graves Hall. It is the 9th-Annual Tom Andrews Memorial Reading— in honor of the esteemed poet and graduate of Hope. There will be a question-and-answer session with both poets at 3 p.m. in the Fried-Hemenway Auditorium in the Martha Miller Center. Bode-Lang, after graduating from Hope, went on to pursue a masters degree in poetry at Pennsylvania State University. Her most recent book, “The Ref ormation,” won the 2014 Ameri can Poetry Review Honickman First Book Prize. Donnelly lives on the shores of Lake Ontario and currently teaches at the State University of New York Oswego. Her first book of poetry, “Watershed," won the 2013 Cider Press Re view Editors Prize. Both writers will take turns reading from selections of their poetry. The question-and-an swer session will give students
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and the public a chance to ask questions they may have for Donnelly and Bode-Lang about their poetry or the process of creative writing. The reading on Thursday will be the first event of the 2014-2015 academic year for the VWS, which brings a di verse group of talented writers to Hope's campus each year. The mission of the V W S is to “pro vide the community with diverse and rich literary experiences.” In the past, the V W S has featured such names as poet Ed Hirsch and novelist and short-fiction writer A m y Bloom. The V W S is currently direct ed by Professor Pablo Peschiera of the English department and relies on the help of student volunteers to make events run smoothly. Students pick up writers from their hotels, lead question-and-answer sessions, introduce writers before their readings, and even share a meal with the writers. The V W S always welcomes new student volunteers. Meet ings are held throughout the year to assign jobs for new events. Volunteer responsibilities range from greeting attendees at the door to writing introductions
for the speakers, which requires reading several of the writer's works. The V W S is open to vol unteers from alldepartments. The V W S was established in 1982 by Jack and Julie Ridl. Ridl began the series by inviting “writers he knew and admired,” according to the V W S website. Ridl's program has grown since itsinception into a program that includes a huge variety of writ ers, from poets to comic book authors. Since its founding, the V W S has hosted writers who have “gone on to win Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards, and other honors,” according to the V W S website. A few writers who have spoken at the V W S have even gone on the become United States' Poet Laureates. The Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series provides Hope students and the Holland community with direct access to award winning authors and writers like Bode-Lang and Donnelly. The V W S takes place mul tiple times throughout the year with a variety of writers. A full calendar of events, as well as a complete history of the V W S and author biographies, is avail able on the V W S website at www.jrvws.org.
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Laura Donnelly (‘01)
Superheroes to dominate fall television Alicia Ghastliir
This week in “Arts and Technology,” let'stake a look at “Digital Revolution” a new art show at London’s Barbican Centre. “Digital Revolution” showcases art pieces that integrate digital technology.
“Marvel’s Agents off S.H.I.E.L.D. This A B C series, which premiered last fall, hits tele vision once more for a sec ond season on Sept. 23. S.H.I.E.L.D is the govern ment’s specialized security commission with interna tional espionage presence. This organization was also featured in Marvel’s latest Captain America film, “The Winter Soldier,” released in 2014. Clark Gregg from Mar vel’s films continues his role as Agent Coulson.
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Here’s a blurb from www.smithsonianmag.com about one the exhibits most popular pieces: “Let’s start with lasers, the brush stroke of so much digital art. One of the more popular exhibits in the London show iscalled “Assemblance,” and it’s designed to encourage visitors to create light structures and floor drawings by moving through colored laser beams and smoke. The inclination for most people isto work alone, but the shapes they produce tend to be more fragile. Ifa person nearby bumps into their structure, for instance, it'slikely to fallapart. But those who collaborate with others— even ifit'sthrough an act as simple as holding hands— discover that the light structures they create are both more resilient and more sophisticated." Be sure to stay tuned next week as we conclude our "Arts and Technology” series with an article on the inter section of art and technology in our daily lives. The article
DC's “The Flash”
“Gotham,” a Fox series premering this September, is the so-called origin of the police commissioner Jim Gordon of the D C Comic, “Batman." Ben McKenzie stars as Gordon, who investi gates the Wayne murder. The series will premier Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. on Fox.
“The Flash” is a C W show teUing the story of Barry Al len, who finds himself the fastest man alive affrr a freak lab acccident. “The Flash" is a spin-off of C W ’s hit series, “Arrow,” which follows D C Comic's Green Lantern. The series will premier Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. on CW.
N B C steps into the comic book craze by featuring D C ’s Hellblazer, a.k.a. John Con stantine,in theirseries,“Con stantine." An untraditional super hero, Constantine bat tles evil as a demon-hunter. The series will premier Oct. 22 at 10 p.m. on NBC.
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In pursuit of the perfect fall d a y you’ll find a fail-proof cure for summertime sadness: i Herea compilation of chill music, warm recipes and fun fall activites designed to help you embrace sweater weather and wholeheartedly enjoy yourself this autumn.
“Making a big pile of leaves and jumping in. You’ve got to poke your head out like a gopher.” -Austin Elluru (’16)
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“Hitting the streams while leaves are changing in pursuit of wiley salmon." -Graham Hoppstock (’17)
Starbucks-Inspired Pumpkin Spice Latte !
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“Apple picking.” -Emily Smith (’15)
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“M y favorte part about fall is that football starts back up. M y fall weekends are spent napping and watching g a m e s on TV.” -Josh Ciboch (’15)
“Bonfires.” -Jesse Henkel (’14)
“H o m e ” by Phillip Phillips “Falling Slowly” by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova “To Be Alone With You” by Sufjan Stevens “Black & Flowers” by Bella Ruse “Pretty Girl from Michigan” by The Avett Brothers “For You” by Angus and Julia Stone mu “I See Fire” by Ed Sheeran S: “Golden Leaves” by Passenger / “Lost in M y Mind” by The Head and / ' the Heart “September” by The Shins “Here N o w ” by Wild Child “S o m e Kind of G ypsy” by Stu Larsen “Autumn Tree” by Milo Greene
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“I love running on a brisk day. It’s always the perfect temperature out and nature is at the top of its game.” -Leah Murray (’16)
Caramel Apple Cider
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College through bright eyes Homesickness
Madison Brady Columnist “College is going to be the best time of your life,” people told me. “You will make new friends to last a life time; you will play hard and work even harder. Everything will fall into place soon.” I didn’t believe them. Beginning college is one of the scariest moments of any adolescent’s life. W e have just barely become legal adults. W e are recent graduates of primary school, having been spoon-fed by our parents and teachers
practically our whole lives,with no experience outside our own homes. Yet here we are, thrown out into the world on our own to survive the bustling chaos of college. It’s wonderful to finally have the freedom many of us desired throughout the grueling years of high school. No more being told by our parents when we should go to bed; no more being harassed by our siblings every opportunity they get and no more chores to grumble about every night after school. These new-found freedoms are awesome. But after living with our families for 18 years or so, some of these routines have become ritualistic, and now our lives feel incomplete without them. The first few days after my parents left were easy. Wake Up early, go to class, do some homework, go to another class, more homework and then
John M a y is “that guy”
John May StaffWriter At the football game last weekend, Hope College won 37-27 and it was an awesome game that came right down to the final minutes in the quarter, but you wouldn’t have thought that ifyou were only watching the crowd. I only know that we had a student section at the game because for most of the game I was standing right in front of them, cheering, trying to get people hyped up about the fact that we were winning the game. I’m a cheerleader and trying to get people to be excited about the game is literally built into my title. Nobody seemed to know what was going on though. It was like watching a bunch of British people who have never seen an American football game before sit and watch the game politely with clapping occasionally when something happens. Where isthe passion? Where is the pride in Y O U R team,
little siblings. And I wanted to go back, to get away from this crazy new place. But after a couple of teary eyed phone calls to my mom, dad and my best friend I came to realize something. This isn’t goodbye. It'sjust goodbye for now. None of them are leaving for good, and neither am I. And the people at Hope aren’tso bad either. Itjust takes time. As of now, three weeks in, I have pretty good friends in all my classes, and my dorm mates are some of the most amazing girls I’ve ever met. With nine months left to go of this school year, Iknow we will become great friends. N o w I know this year is going to be okay. I’m going to be okay. And (cliche aside) I can already tell that these next four years are going to be some of the best years of my life. Any comments on Madisons opinions? Piease email us at email@example.com
Can w e act like fans? wearing Y O U R colors, playing at Y O U R home stadium? People talk about home-field advantage, but if the only advantage we get is not forcing the team to ride a cramped bus for a couple hours, then what’s the point? I’m not asking you to do anything you haven’t done before. Back in high school we went to the games and cheered on our teams with our friends. W e dressed up for neon-days and black-outs and camo-days and we made an event out of it. Can we go back to being like that? God knows that Hope College is closer to a highschool than a state university. For our next home game against Rockford have some fun with it. Dress up in funky clothes. Come cheer atthegame and actually stand up and cheer when we score a touchdown, or get an interception, or during a critical third down. I’llbe there, and I won't be there because I have to. I could have quit cheering a long time ago, and I haven’t. I’ll be there because I love football and because I love my school. You only need to love one of those things to have a good time come next game. John has plans to continue writingfor Voices each week. Any comments on his opinions? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
I sat at the desk assigned to me in my cramped dorm room, listening to the silence around me and wondering why it had to be like this. W h y wasn't anybody hanging out anymore, talking and laughing? When orientation was over, everybody went back to their little groups of pre-made friends, and I was alone. Yes, everybody at Hope is great, but being a shy person I am, I just couldn’t muster up the courage to go talk to someone new. Iremembered all of my friends from high school and missed them more with each passing class period and wondered why I couldn’t have them here with me. I wanted to believe those cliche quotes everybody had been telling me for the past three months, but sitting there, behind m y desk late at night, I wasn’t so sure they were true. I missed everyone from home, even m y tormenting
passing out at my desk from exhaustion from the already apparent overload ofhomework. That, plus the never ending relay of school sanctioned events to get the freshmen integrated into the school, left no time to sit around and think about how different things were. But by week two, after becoming more accustomed to the new schedule, I began the attempt to return to my old habits. Coming home from a class and talking to my littlebrother about how difficult itwas and how he was lucky not to be in it, or fighting with my sister over borrowing her shirt, or just sitting at the table in the living room doing homework with my kitten snoozing on my lap, sniffing the delicious air as my m o m prepared a late night dinner for the family. None of these things were going to happen ever again. I had moved on to the next chapter in my life that didn’t really include them.
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AN ATALANTA LENS— This photo is of the Atlanta skyline as seen from Jackson Street Bridge. This is also the simular view from the first season of “The Walking D e a d ” w h e n Rick is riding into Atlanta on a horse. This picture is important to m e for m a n y reasons, it represents m y love for exploration, the friendships that I have m a d e in the city and most importantly, It represents h o m e for me. I have definitely been shaped by this city, and the people w h o live here. If you ever get the chance to go to Atlanta and really explore It (out side the airport) do it. 2014 Fall Semester Staff
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Anonymous Columnist As you adjust to college life, you are probably stilltrying to figure out the system of being on your own. For some of us that consists of learning how to make coffee without a cof fee maker, or learning how to make scrambled eggs in a cup. But for others adjusting means finding somewhere they fitin. When I first got to Hope, m y main concern was that I would not fitin. What ifIdon’t belong and what if no one likes me? I was so scared for my parents to leave me with people I barely knew. I got over this feeling very quickly. I met the most fantastic group of people ever. They included me in everything, they were genuinely interested in what I had to say, and they made me laugh. After the first week, I started referring to my hall as “home.” Ifeltlike Iwas adjust ing too fast. W h y wasn't Ifeel ing sad about leaving home? The answer just came to me a few days ago when Iwas sitting at the dinner table in Phelps. I was barely able to breathe because Iwas choking on my laughter, and my water.
I realized that I mattered to these people. For the first time in my life Ifeltcompletely included. As I started to bring my dishes up to the station, I saw a girl sitting by herself. She never looked up, she just sat and ate her food. Ihad a strong desire to sit with her. She looked alone and scared. I remem bered seeing her at orienta tion, but itwas so busy that I never introduced myself. So I took the initiative and I went to ask ifshe would like me to sitwith her. M y point is that while you may have adjusted to college, others are still struggling. People want to fit in and they want to matter. They want to feel like they are a part of something bigger than them selves. People want to laugh and they want to have a home. So I challenge you this, students of Hope: reach out, learn names, and include peo ple. While you may have your friend group, someone else may not! People matter. As it says in Matthew i:12, "Dp unto others as you would have them do unto you.” You never know, you might just make a new friend.
: Kassandra Gancedo Columnist Since my firstyear at Hope, the name Benjamin’s Hope has come to my attention many times. For one reason or another Ihave never been able to visit and know little about what it really was. At the first Council for Exceptional Children meeting of the year, we discussed community resources and possible events coming up. One of those was a heads up we had received about an event at Benjamin’s Hope. r couldn’t resist, I had to experience this place that had for so long interested me. I had to see this place that is safe for people with Autism and Developmental differences, where they can live in and thrive in safety and acceptance. I was able to contact the events coordinator and learned that they needed
help with the hayrides and to Google Benjamin’s Hope for more information. I found the home page of the website and smiled as I read ‘Benjamin’s Hope: A Place Where W e All Belong’ ,Iwas instantly sucked in more than I already was; I could not wait to see this place myself. M y best friend had raised money for the initial building in high school and was excited to see the location and the mission in action. Thursday came and we were off to the Firelight Festival, Benjamin's Hope’s annual fall celebration. W e got there a little early and were able to explore the barn and the garden. W e were greeted by warm, friendly, inviting people ' who had no questions to ask or judgments to make. W ^ were there and they were happy about it. This place blew my mind and filled my heart with incredible joy. Such an unlikely group had gathered, Hope students, Benjamin’s Hope residents and employees/volunteers, people from the M y Brothers and M y Sisters houses, community members, and families all joining together to celebrate Benjamin's Hope.
Children and adults were everywhere and there was no way to know who lived or worked at Benjamin's Hope versus community members, volunteers, and members of other residential facilities. That was a beautiful thing, no one was stigmatized as odd or out of place, everyone just knew, and everyone just was. There was no staring at an outburst and no dirty glances at something out of the ordinary. In fact, there was no out of the ordinary, there were just smiles, love, and acceptance. The hayrides were fun to monitor and we even got to meet a Hope professor and chat. I can really say that Benjamin’s Hope felt like a home, and also like all were welcome to join the family. As a future special educator, I couldn’t have been happier. This past week my curiosity about Benjamin’s Hope was extinguished and ignited even stronger. I finally saw Benjamin's Hope firsthand so I no longer had to wonder about it, but I fell in love so I can’t help but to want more. O h and there was a magician and goats too. H o w much cooler could itget?
#nofilter: thoughts on crowdfunding ier.Their original funding goal was $50,000, and I felt that it accurately portrayed the cost of everything they said they would use it for. They ended up receiving $277,399, and they adjusted their usage plans accordingly. The second crowdfunding Jimmy Champane campaign I backed popped up Co-Editor-in-Chief as I was writing this column, actually. I’m a freelance news W h e n it comes to crowd writer for IGN.com, the biggest funding sites like Patreon, entertainment website in the Kickstarter and Indiegogo, I world. I’ve been reading IGN. usually keep a strict no-fund com for most of my adolescent/ ing policy. I generally find the adult life. It’s been a dream of whole thing a little bit shady, mine for a long time to write but I have broken that rule for for IGN, and a large portion of a couple special cases. the reason that I am currently First, I backed my favor writing is that one of their e m ite band, Anamanaguchi on ployees, Greg Miller, has gone kickstarter. I didn’t feel bad out of his way to help me on pledging to donate m y money numerous occasions. to them because their album, Greg and three of his co “Endless Fantasy," was already workers, Colin Moriarty, Nick complete. They planned on Scarpino and Tim Gettys start using the money to make ed a YouTube channel called merch, market the album, im GameOverGreggy, and they prove their tour lighting and recently rebranded the chan nel as Kinda Funny. They also generally make their lives eas
launched a Patreon campaign to go along with the redesigned channel. For those who don’t know; Patreon isa lot like Kickstarter in that the consumer pledges to pay a certain amount of money to help a product reach a certain monetary goal, but Patreon pledges recur monthly, while Kickstarter is a one-time deal. I backed their new channel because on the old one, they put out a podcast every week for $1 called the “GameOver Greggy Show," and I decided that since I’m already giving them $4 a month for that show, pledging $5 to get each episode early every week was a fair in vestment. Also, they gave a taste of what the money will go towards by making a rap video with the San Francisco Giants player, Hunter Pence that I found hilarious. The reason I'm so careful about backing crowdfunding campaigns is because there’s pretty much no guarantee the product will ever see the light
of day. There actually isn't much regulation in place yet on crowdfunding campaigns, so the possibility of someone taking the money they collect and running with little-to-no repercussion is very real. Also, there’s usually a reason that the people turning to crowdfund ing couldn’tpull together fund ing in the firstplace. N o w that I’ve backed a couple of crowdfunding cam paigns, with the results turn ing out great for the first one, I might be a little more lenient in the future about what I de cide to fund, or not. One type of media that I don’t think I’ll ever fund is an audio podcast. I run a network of podcasts with my close friend Eden Rohatensky, and while getting a podcast together can frequent lyprove to be a challenge, we’ve never really been inhibited by cost. Sure, the base cost can add up to be a fair chunk of change, but I got by only spending about $70. I already had a lap
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M e n ’s soccer wins five straight g a m e s Cullen Smith Staff W riter
It was a moment to remem ber. The Flying Dutch needed the shot to send the team into a sudden death shootout and Cal vin College’s Stephen Hooker calmly stepped up and hit the shot. The game was sent into sudden death penalty kicks, and with a subsequent goal by Tarwo Konbloa (’15), the Flying Dutch seized the M I A A Tour nament Championship. Unfortunately, rival Cal vin captured the 2013 regu lar season title 14-5-1, and the M I A A men’s soccer 2014 pre season Coaches' Poll ranked the Knights No. 1, five points over the Flying Dutchmen. After a series of games this weekend, however, the Flying Dutchmen appear to be ready to face off against the rest of their competition, including their rival, Calvin. The No. 8 Flying
Dutchmen soundly defeated both the Grace Bible Tigers and the Denison Big Red to end their non-conference schedule with a 5-1 record. A Thursday victory served as a great prelude for the Fly ing Dutchmen as they prepared for their Saturday game against Trine, shutting out the Grace Bible Tigers 5-0. With an as sist by senior Logan Sikkenga (’15), sophomore forward Josh Hagene (’17) scored in the 17th minute with a bottom corner shot from 6 yards out. Hagene’s goal ignited a shooting gallery for the Flying Dutchmen. In the four subse quent goals, senior midfielder Cameron Dice (’15) led the team with two unassisted goals in both halves. Sophomore Thom as Conerty (’17) and freshman Ryan Hanson (’18) also scored for the Flying Dutch, with Han son nailing an impressive 25
yard goal to cap off the scoring for the Dutchmen. Over the course of the game, Hope did not allow a single shot on goal, outshooting the Tigers 26-0. Hope continued with the same energy in their fourth consecutive win of the sea son, crushing the Denison Big Red 3-1. Again helping to lead the team was Dice, who seized his fourth goal of the season in the 24th minute. Following Dice,with an impressive as sist from junior Andreas Slette (T6), leading goalscorer Hagene was able to capitalize on his fifth goal of the season in the 25th minute, hitting a bullseye in the top right corner. Slette then pushed the lead to 3-0 with a rebound off the crossbar with only minutes remaining in the firsthalf. “Over these two games, ev eryone on our team got a chance to play, showing just how deep
our team is and how confident we are that each and every guy can go out on the field and per form," said Hagene, who led the team with five shots, four of them being shots on goal. The second halfonly saw one goal for Denison, allowing the Dutchmen to claim their fifth straight win and prepare to ini tiate M I A A play. “The next game is always our focus, but we are ready to take [Calvin] on, and we know they are a quality team, so we must come into that game in top form,” said Hagene when asked about the team's readiness to face their rival. The Flying Dutchmen have two more games before play ing the Knights of Calvin, facing off against Trine University on Sept. 17 and the Adrian Bull dogs on Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. The rivals compete Sept. 23 at4 p.m. away at Calvin.
Football victorious on Community Day Duncan MacLean Staff W riter
The Hope College football teak thrilled the Community Day crowd last Saturday with a 37-27 win over Augustana. The Ray and Sue Smith football sta dium was packed with a crowd of 2,459 people eager to watch Hope in theirfirsthome game of the season. Both teams suffered a loss in week one, making this a must win for both the Dutch men and the visiting Vikings. “Going into the Augus tana game, the coaches really ramped up the tempo and ur gency of our practices to get us ready,” said Rob Kish (’16). The game started shaky for Hope’s offense with a recovered fumble, but they quickly got it together. Brandon Zervas (T5) and Zac Boersema (’17) split the rushing game on the first drive while Kish picked apart the Augustana defense. Hope drove 83 yards down the field in 12 plays. The drive ended with a Kish touchdown pass to Jake Helm (’16) just six minutes into the game. Taking a long rush and twa passes to find the endzone, Au gustana wasted no time evening up the score. With 3 minutes and 58 sec onds left in the quarter, Hope
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geance, taking the next two touchdowns. Kish dealt out both of them to Taylor Brynaet (15) and Matt Kroll (16). As the third quarter expired, Hope found themselves with the big gest lead of the game, up 30-20. The fourth quarter began with a bang. The first play saw Fresco break free and cash in a 67-yard touchdown run. With the lead back down to under a touchdown, Hope’s offense had some work to do. After a stellar 30-yard kick off return, Kish and the Dutch men worked their way down the field. Ittook nine plays for Hope to reach the goal fine and make i the first rushing touchdown of the day. Bill Brown (15) did the honors with a one-yard carry ______ across the line. P hoto by H ope P R Defense took over for the THE DUTCHMEN DRIVE— R o b Kish (’16) throws to a re- rest of the fourth quarter. Nei clever downfleld as the D u t c h m e n drive against Augustana ther team saw the endzone (III.)- H o p e pulled out the victory on C o m m u n i t y Day, 37-27. again. After a hard-fought game, Hope came out on top with a fi took possession and regained of the firstquarter. nal score of 37-27. While Kish control of the game. Kish and The second quarter began lead the team in passing and in the Dutchmen marched down with a strong drive by the Vi scores, Zervas lead in rushing the field in commanding fash kings, who made it to Hope's with 48 yards, and Kroll led in ion. A couple of plays and 61 25 yardline before Cody Linde- receiving with 145. yards later, Kish and Helm mulder (’15) picked off Vikings This was a promising display hooked up again for Hope’s sec quarterback Sam Frasco. The for the Dutchmen who strug ond touchdown. A missed extra interception resulted in a 26- gled in their season opener, point attempt left the Dutch yard field goal attempt for Aar eventually losing to Monmouth. men up 13-7 at the conclusion on Mick (15), who hit itwith no Community Day was a success problem, putting the Dutchmen drawing a huge crowd and great up 16-7. atmosphere for the Dutchmen Augustana, not to be denied, to play in. Every year Hope foot responded with another me ball unites the communities of chanical drive, going 83 yards Holland and Hope, making sure in seven plays to earn their sec the relationship stays strong. ond touchdown of the game. A “ItJs really impressive that the Hope punt and an unsuccessful Holland community is excited Augustana drive closed out the enough about Hope football to half to leave the score at 16-14. come out to our games and conThe second half started with tinously support us,” said Kish. a defensive battle and a pair of The Dutchmen travel to an punts. On the Vikings’ second other non-conference oppo possession, they took their only nent, Lakeland College (Wise.), 0 0 0 6 -ZZf 6 f I W ‘c j n v t i o h lead of the game. Highlighted thisweekend. They will open up 0006 xoq Od by a 31-yard Frasco run, the Vi M I A A Conference play the fol J-SH131 3 l-W kings drove 64 yards to the first lowing weekend as Hope takes yoHDNy touchdown of the half. on the Britons ofAlbion College 3031103 3dOH Hope responded with a ven on Oct. 4.
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Jenna Grasm^yerA/ju O W u j continued to] p showcp her> i dominance and, outstanding leadership as Hope College’s volleyball team defeated Olivet in three sets last Wednesday. They easily won 25-17, 25-14 and 25-11. With 20 kills during the game, Grasmeyer was just one away from beating the school’s record of the most kills in a single match at 21. Olivet only made 22 kills amongst the. team in the three games played. Lauren Hazekamp (T6) made 41 assists and three blocks for the Dutch, while Courtney Van Houzen (’17) recorded eight kills for the team. Overall, it was a solidday on both sidesofthe ball. The win brought the undefeated Dutch to a season record of 7-0 and kept their high national ranking in a stable position. The women will be back in action on Friday, Sept. 19 at home against Trine at 6:30 p.m.
MIAA PLAYERS OF THE WEEK Women’sSoccer Erin Tippling (’15) Midfielder Jennifer Thelen (’17) Defender
WOMEN'S SOCCER SECURES T W O WINS The Flying Dutch took down Adrian last Thursday at Van Andel Soccer Stadium, 2-1. Erin Jipping (T5) scored the lone goal of the first half in the sixth minute. Adrian retaliated in the second half with a goal of their own. The win ,wasn’t given to Hope until Sarah Fazio (’17) scored a goahin ^vertime. The team was able to make 17 shots throughout the game compared to Adrian’s four. Hope College had a more convincing win against Trine last Saturday with a final score of 3-0. Jipping once again took the first goal, this time in the 22nd minute. Elizabeth Perkins (’17) took the team's first half count to two with a successful shot just three minutes later. Natalie Curry (’17) cemented the win in the 65th minute with the last goal of the game. Both of the wins improved their season record to 4-2 overall and 3-0 in conference.