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Graves to get new lease on life M a t t Oosterhouse C A M P U S N E W S E DIT OR

Graves Hall will have to wait at least through winter to receive a facelift to its inner and outer structure. Original plans anticipated that construction would be completed by the end of 2007. but construction for the project is not even expected to begin until spring 2008. According to Greg Maybury, director of operations and technology at Hope College, the largest delay was getting responses from the state of Michigan on up-to-date requirements for classrooms, though initial planning began last year. "We started planning in January 2006. We went through a lot of iterations about how we were going to use the building," Maybury said. Maybury expects that after the renovation plans go out for bid in January or February of 2008 and construction starts in the spring, renovations on Graves Hall are expected to be completed by fall 2008 at the earliest. With a proposed cost of S5 million, the project is being funded partly through the Legacy Fund, a fund designed for campus advancement at Hope. A special bond issue as well as alumni donations will provide the remaining necessary funds. The planned improvements aim to give Graves an updated m o d e m feel that complies to current standards while retaining its century-old charm. "Air conditioning is going to be added, ventilation will be installed for the first time, the building will be fully sprinkled for fire protection and the building will be fully wired for technology" Maybury said. S E E GRAVES, P A G E 2


T R A F F I C F L O W — Diners c r o w d Phelps Dining Hall d u r i n g Sunday e v e n i n g m e a l t i m e . Sunday n i g h t s b e t w e e n 5 : 3 0 a n d 6 p.m. are one of t h e busiest a n d " p a c k e d " periods of t i m e in t h e c a f e t e r i a .

Phelps packs in Sunday night crowd Kara Shetler GUEST W R I T E R

Hope College diners who come to Phelps Dining Hall for dinner on a Sunday night around 5:30 p.m. risk having to brave long lines and heavy crowds to get their meals. The increased traffic is due in part to the weekend closure of Cook Hall Servery, though other factors play an important role as well. Cook Servery serves students on a meal

plan living in Cook Hall, campus apartments and cottages and off-campus housing. No meals a r e served at Cook between Friday dinner and Monday lunch. Breakfast is never served in Cook. According to Director of Dining Services Bob VanHeukelom, the main reason for this is cost efficiency. "Attendance (at meals) is cut by approximately one-half on the weekends; financially, it doesn't make sense (for Cook to remain

Overcrowding forces Res Life scramble Get involved: Amy Clinton Jayni Juedes GUEST W R I T E R S

Faced with the largest incoming freshmen class in the history of Hope College, the Housing Administration has had difficulty finding residences for the influx of students. " W e anticipated the overflow in January or February, and from there worked as hard as we could to make every student comfortable," Residential Life Director John Jobson said. Many students have been placed in temporary housing, with people living in study lounges in both Kollen Hall and Van Vleck Hall and the exercise room of Dykstra Hall. Students placed in lounges or exercise rooms received a slight discount and were provided with all of the usual dorm furniture. On-campus residences are currently just one person over their capacities. T h e r e is a lot of planning involved in a c c o m m o d a t i n g everyone. The Residen-









tial L i f e staff has to consider compatibility and g e n d e r in placing students. Students will not stay in t e m p o r a r y housing longer than a semester, and the greatest challenge faced by the college is that the students do not want to leave. Many do not want to f a c e the hassle of m o v i n g again or leaving their r o o m m a t e s . "We've already bonded and made this our home," said Brooke Henderson (Ml). Residential Life has emphasized that the places these students are living in are just as important to the dorms. The overflow cannot be attributed to one single factor. Hope retained an unusually large number of students from last year, and m a n y upperclassmen chose to live on campus. " T h e college watches trends and data to predict the housing situation," Jobson said. Residential Life is working to ensure that students all over campus are in comfortable and compatible housing.

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open)," VanHeukelom said. "We are actually helping students by closing Cook and thus reducing expenses." In addition, the Haworth Center often utilizes the Cook Hall dining space to serve banquets on the weekends. According to VanHeukelom, Cook Servery serves up to 400 students at a typical lunch or dinner during the week: Phelps generally serves 1,000 to 1,100 students. On the S E E PHELPS, P A G E 2

"Time t o Serve" kicks off fall semester volunteer opportunities

Laura Strltzke GUEST W R I T E R

On Sept. 1, teams of Hope College students participating in the "Time to Serve" event dispersed throughout the Holland area offering their service to more than 40 different community organizations. This event is geared toward incoming freshmen looking to meet people and gain awareness of the community. Opportunities to get involved with the Holland community extend well beyond "Time to Serve." Hope boasts many oncampus student-run organizations that create and strengthen ties between Hope and the surrounding community by providing needed services. Some of these organizations include Alpha Phi Omega (the co-ed service fraternity), Dance Marathon, Habitat for Humanity, Relay For Life and Volunteer Services, which exists as a liaison

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between Hope students and those in the Holland area in need of volunteers. Several Hope students have already taken the initiative to get involved. Sarah DeLapa ('10) spent time each week last year mentoring and tutoring a 5th grader through the C A S A program, which provides after-school tutors for students in need. " C A S A has been a great opportunity as a future teacher to gain experience working with elementary students," DeLapa said. It's been fun to see my students progress over time." She also plans on tutoring the same student for the coming academic year. Brittany Leibow ( M l ) spent Saturday improving her painting skills with other Hope students while volunteering at a Habitat for Humanity house in Holland. "It was incredible to see how one S E E SERVE, P A G E 10

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Saturday Sept. 22 "Stuff the Bus" Goods Drive

Bats make cottages a dwelling space

P a r k i n g Lot E (DePree Art Center lot)

Kevin Soubly

Noon - 4 p . m .


Sunday Sept. 2 3 The Gathering: "Cloud of Witnesses: Ezekiel" T i m B r o w n - Western T h e o l o g i c a l Seminary. D i m n e n t Chapel. 8 p . m .

Tuesday Sept. 2 5 Pre-CIS: "Immigrant America" A l e j a n d r o Portes. Mass A u d i t o r i u m . 4 - 5 p.m.


STUDENTS MEET TO DISCUSS GENDER ISSUES On Monday. Sept. 24, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Phelps Multicultural Lounge, the Office of Multicultural Education is hosting the first in a series of meetings that focus on developing virtuous student characteristics. The series of meetings, entitled "Women ofVirtue, Men of Honor," is designed to prepare students to live disciplined, upright, respectful and honorable lives. Some of these discussionbased meetings will provide opportunities for attendees to split up into male and female groups to converse about issues related to moral character and values, and then re-gather to integrate and talk about insights from their discussions.

GRANTTO SUPPORT CC STUDENTTRANSFERS A new grant to Hope College from the National Science Foundation will provide scholarship aid to communitycollege students who are interested in continuing their education in the sciences at Hope. The scholarships will support students who transfer to Hope to major in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, the geological and environmental sciences, mathematics or physics after completing work at a community college. The $564,360 grant will provide two-year scholarships of up to $10,000 per year to eight transferring students each year for three years. Each incoming student will also be given the opportunity to participate in collaborative research full-time with a Hope faculty member during the summer before beginning classes

PRE-CIS SPEAKER DISCUSSES IMMIGRATION Eminent immigration expert Alejandro Portes will set the stage for the college's Critical Issues Symposium with the address "Segmented Assimilation Prospects for the Immigrant Second Generation" on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 4 p.m. in the Maas Center auditorium. Portes is a much-sought after speaker as he is able to discuss immigration issues from a variety of standpoints and with a wealth of information.

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It is typically evening or night when Campus Safety gets the call: bats were found inside a building. It is an annual tradition for Hope College that starts in earnest with the beginning of the school year. After receiving the call. Campus Safely officers travel to the infested location armed with nets. Bats are quite a common occurrence at Hope - living outside.

pus Safety said. After the bats are caught, they are released in a safe location away from their place of capture. Campus Safety policy states that bats should be removed for the safety and well-being of

hanging in cottages and flying around older building on campus. Campus Safety or the janitorial staff are generally able to grab the bats G R A P H I C BY N I C K E N G E L without difficulty, but are sometimes forced to catch them in mid-air. "It's not fun at all," Chad Wolters of Cam-

Phelps packs in Sunday night crowd period of 1 Vi to 2 hours, " w e can easily turn seals over one lime," said VanHeukelom. weekends, however, the total However, there seems to be number of meals served at Phelps a rush of student diners between at a given lunch or dinner is only 5:30 and 6 p.m. that complicates about 600 — much less than the this ideal. number served during the week. It may seem that serving din"Before nine years ago, we ner on Sunday until 6:30, as is didn't even have Cook. We used done during the week, would alleto feed the same amount of boardviate the problem. However, this ers (at Phelps) before Cook," Vandoesn't seem to be so. Heukelom said. "A few years ago, a small group This number is a bit higher of students asked us to remain on Sunday evenings; at a recent _ _ _ _ _ _ _ open later on Sunday dinSunday nights. ner, 812 meals "The first couple of weeks are We tried it for were served at always tough, (but) people seek the a while, but Phelps, with path of least resistance eventually found that all the majority of the business Bob V a n H e u k e l o m the diners comwas for the ing around the most part in by 6 p.m. with a few 5:30 p.m. "rush time." stragglers coming in after 6," said "On Sunday nights, most of the VanHeukelom. students don't have anywhere to go VanHeukelom has instigated so they lend to hang around (Phelps) a number of layout changes in longer," said VanHeukelom. the dining area itself over the 13 However, the crowds Sunyears he's served as director of day night are still smaller than Dining Services in efforts to ease at weekday dinners. The congestraffic congestion, such as placing tion, then, is not caused by numthe Bistro outside the main dining bers alone but by certain patterns area near the south entrance and in traffic flow. moving the cold sandwich station Phelps can accommodate 550 into the c o m e r of the salad bar. to 600 diners at once, so over a • P H E L P S , f r o m page 1

"We build these stations to reduce traffic and make cooking visible," VanHeukelom said. The responsibility for making traffic more manageable finally comes down to students and their choices of mealtimes. Phelps opens for dinner at 4:30 on Sundays as well as during the week. "We always like people to come earlier," said VanHeukelom. " T h e first couple of weeks are always tough, (but) people seek the path of least resistance eventually." Dining Services is eager to hear feedback from students about their campus dining experiences. Students can share their opinions using the comment cards at the south entrance of Phelps as well as on the Dining Services website. "We take the comment cards seriously." said VanHeukelom. "We respond as quickly as we can to student concerns." Dining Services employees also meet with students at a different residence hall three times each semester to gather feedback. " W e ' r e always looking for ways to serve students better— that's what we like to do," VanHeukelom said.

the students, especially as bats are carriers of rabies - a severe viral disease. Although the virus is transmitted through physical contact. bat droppings can contain a toxic fungus called hisloplasma. So far this year, Reeverts, Welmers. Van Zyl and other cottages have reported bats. In the first three weeks since classes have started, over 10 bats haye been "relocated."

Graves tagged for 2008 renovation • GRAVES, from page 1 nology" Maybury said. Other renovations include a new roof, restoration of stain-glass windows removed in a previous renovation and a reorientation of Winants auditorium to the south. The first floor will feature one large meeting room and one smaller meeting room as well as a few classrooms, and the second-floor space will be adapted to hold four classrooms. In addition, a small east addition will be built to house an elevator. and the exterior of Graves will have an "adaptive restoration" performed by specialist architects. "We are going to restore the exterior of the building to the original look," Maybury said. "We have engaged architects who have experience in historical renovations." Also on tab for renovation is KoIIen Hall, built in 1956, set for the summer of 2008. The renovations for the residential hall include some mechanical upgrades as well as replacement o f windows, furniture and carpenting.

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3.783 Number of U.S. casualties from the U.S. Depanmcnl of Defense)

5,700 Number of troops to be home by Christmas according to Bush's plan

$426.8 billion A m o u n t o f m o n e y s p e n t t h u s far in the A f g h a n i s t a n a n d Iraq Wars (from the U.S. Office of Management and Budget)

$141.7 billion Araounl of money requested for he" Afghanistan and Iraq Wars for 2008 A P PHOTO/CHARLES DHARAPAK

A M O N G T H E T R O O P S â&#x20AC;&#x201D; President Bush queues up w i t h t r o o p s for lunch at t h e M a r i n e s Corps Base In Q u a n t l c o , Va., Sept. 1 4 , t h e day a f t e r he a n n o u n c e d a m e a s u r e w h i c h w o u l d reduce t h e number of t r o o p s in Iraq.

Bush to reduce troops in Iraq Laura Stritzke GUEST W R I T E R

a panel that researched the current situation

On Sept. 13, President Bush announced a troop decrease in Iraq as a part of a newlydeveloped strategy to "return on success." "Americans want our country to be safe and our troops to begin coming home from Iraq." Bush said. "Yet those of us who believe success in Iraq is essential to our security, and those who believe we should bring our troops home, have been at odds. Now, because of the measure of success we are seeing in Iraq, we can begin seeing troops come h o m e . " This "success" refers to reports made by

in Iraq. This panel, headed by Gen. David Petraeus and retired Gen. Jim Jones, found that the Iraqi army is becoming more capable while the National Police still have much room for improvement. According to Bush. America has had many recent victories in Iraq such as clearing the Diyala Province of A1 Qaeda forces, making it the location of a strong uprising against extremists, and gaining more control over Baghdad. "Because of this success. General Pe-

traeus believes we have now reached the point where w e can maintain our security gains with fewer American forces" Bush said. Bush said 2,200 Marines leaving the Anbar province later this month would not be replaced, and that an Army combat brigade will soon be returning to America. This is a total troop decrease of 5,700 by Christmas. Democratic Sen. Jack Reed from Rhode Island responded to the presidential, speech. S E E IRAQ, P A G E 10

1,609 Number of days since Operation Iraqi Freedom began on March 19, 2003

6,289.26 Number of miles between Crane Rapids and Baghdad, Iraq

27,499,638 Number of Iraqis based on a July 2007 estimate (from the C.I.A. World Factbook)

Percent of the population that is Muslim

Hurricane season proves deadly Amanda Gernentz GUEST W R I T E R

Hurricane season is well underway. Nine storms this year have reached tropical status with three being upgraded to hurricane status. Hurricane Dean was the first storm to be declared a hurricane this season, slamming into the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico Aug. 21 as a Category 5 hurricane, the most intense category on the SaffirSimpson scale used by meteorologists. The storm crossed the peninsula and regrouped over the Gulf of Mexico before hitting Mexico again the next day as a Category 2 hurricane. Twenty-one deaths were attributed to Dean. Wind speeds reached 165 miles per hour, making Hurricane Dean the third most intense Atlantic hurricane to ever

make landfall. The storm caused damages to c o m and sugar crops and rerouted several major cruise lines that made stops in Costa Maya on a regular basis. On Sept. 6, Hurricane Felix crashed into Nicaragua, leaving nearly 100 dead. This storm also reached Category 5 status. This year is the first recorded instance in 121 years where two Category 5 hurricanes made landfall in the same season. Hurricane Humberto was the third hurricane of the season. Humberto hit the coast of Texas as a Category 1 hurricane Sept. 13. One death has been reported. Humberto has caused flooding throughout Texas and Louisiana as well as rain in southern Mississippi and Arkansas. This was the first hurricane to

make landfall in the United States since Hurricane Wilma struck Florida in October of 2005. Several other tropical storms have been recorded this season including Gabrielle, which hit North Carolina early last week. Henriette hit Baja California in early September, claiming seven lives and leaving the famous resort area of Cabo San Lucas flooded. Tropical Storm Flossie caused earthquakes on the big island of Hawaii in midAugust. Ingrid, now rated as a tropical depression, was initially thought to be a threat to the Caribbean but weakened in the open ocean of the Atlantic. G R A P H I C S EDITOR D Y L A N A PINTER


CHINA, RUSSIA SPYING ON U.S. AT NEARLY COLD WAR-LEVELS WASHINGTON (AP) China and Russia are spying on the United States nearly as much as they did during the Cold War, according to the lop U.S. intelligence official. Mike McConnell, the director of national intelligence.

says in testimony prepared for a Tuesday congressional hearing that a law passed last month expanding the U.S. government's eavesdropping power is needed to protect not just against terrorists but also against more traditional potential adversaries, such

as those two Cold War foes. The new law will also enable the intelligence agencies to identify "sleeper cells" of terrorists in the United States, according to McConnelTs statement to the House Judiciary Committee.

FED CHANGES TARGET INTEREST RATE WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A serious bout of financial market instability has dramatically changed the debate at the Federal Reserve from worries about inflation to concerns about the possibility of a recession.

The Fed announced on Sept. 18 it is cutting its target for the federal funds rate, the interest that banks charge each other, for the first time in four years. The rate was reduced a halfpoint to 4.75 percent.




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New turn in missing child case


British parents named as suspects in case of missing daughter Erin Fortner GUEST W R I T E R


The international community, including celebrities such as author J.K. Rowling, professional soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo, Pope Benedict XVI and Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson, have rallied behind Kate and Gerry McCann, the parents o f missing 4-year-old Madeleine McCann. "In the midst of all of this speculation and rumor, we must remember there is a family in pain and a little four-year-old girl is still missing," Branson said in a statement. "We must not lose sight of this fact. It is the only solid fact we know." The celebrity support for the McCanns comes despite Portuguese officials naming the couple as official suspects in the investigation of their missing daughter on Sept. 7.

ia ring or illegal adoption network. Madeleine McCann disapA resident near the resort, Robpeared May 3, 2007 when the ert Murat, has also been named a McCanns were on vacation at the suspect but no forensic evidence Mark Warner Ocean Club in Alhas linked him with the young garve, Portugal. The M c C a n n s had left Madgirl's disappearance. The McCanns remained in eleine McCann, along with her Portugal until Sept. 9 at which twin siblings, alone in an untime they returned home to Great locked ground-floor resort apartBritain with their other two chilment while the couple attended dren. dinner at On Sept. a nearby ".. . we must remember there is a family in 11 Porturestauguese aur a n t . pain and a little four-year-old girl is still thorities G e r r y missing." submitted McCann — Richard Branson case files to told auPortugese thorities prosecutor Jose Cunha de Magthat he, his w i f e and friends perialhaes e Meneses to decide how odically checked on their children to proceed with the investigation. at various points in the evening. This submission gave Judge PeMadeleine McCann was found dro Miguel dos Anjos Frias 10 missing by Kate McCann at apdays in which to decide how the proximately 10 p.m. case should proceed and if the It was initially speculated that McCanns would be required to Madeleine McCann had been abS E E MADELEINE, P A G E 10 ducted by an intemational pedophil-



M I S S I N G M A D E L E I N E —Gerry and Kate McCann stand on the beach by an inflatable billboard covered w i t h pictures of their missing daughter in Praia da Luz, southern Portugal, May 28, 2007.

Pakistani president to step down from Army post S a d a q a t Jan ASSOCIATED PRESS W R I T E R

President Gen. Pervez Musharraf will step down as army chief and restore civilian rule to Pakistan, but only after he is reelected president, a government lawyer said Tuesday. The announcement was the first clear official statement that Musharraf is ready to end direct military rule, eight years after he seized control of the Islamic world's only declared nuclear power in a coup. The party of exiled opposition leader Benazir Bhutto condemned the plan as unconstitutional and undemocratic and threatened to withdraw its lawmakers from parliament unless "steps for national reconciliation" are taken. Musharraf plans to win a new five-year term in a vote by all federal and provincial lawmakers due by Oct. 15, a month before the end of his current term. His popularity and authority

have waned after a failed attempt to fire the Supreme C o u r t s top j u d g e and his political foes insist he is ineligible to continue as head of state. Musharraf also faces a wave of violence blamed on Taliban and alQaida militants which has intensified discontent with his alliance with the United States. Fifteen soldiers and 14 militants were killed Monday in a miliMusharraf tant attack on an army post near the Afghan border. Sharifuddin Pirzada, a government attorney, announced Musha r r a f s intentions in the Supreme Court as j u d g e s heard petitions challenging his dual role as president and army chief and his eligibility for the presidential vote. , "If elected for the second term

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as president, Gen, Pervez Musharraf shall relinquish charge of the office of the chief of army staff soon after election, but before taking the oath of office of the president of Pakistan for the next term," Pirzada said. Mushahid Hussain, secretarygeneral of ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Q party, predicted Musharraf's decision "will lower the political temperature and it will deprive the opposition of a major contentious issue." M u s h a r r a f ' s military role "had undermined Pakistan's international image because people said you don't have full democracy. I think we have moved on," Hussain said. Information Minister Mohammed Ali Durrani said Musharraf was assured of a majority in the current assemblies. Opponents said they would continue their campaign against Musharraf's continued rule. " H e is blackmailing. This is a


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threat from him. He is saying that first you elect me as the president and then I will quit as the army chief," said Zafar Ali Shah, a leader of the party of Nawaz Sharif, who was ousted as prime minister in the 1999 coup. Authorities deported Sharif back into exile in Saudi Arabia when he tried to return last week to campaign against Musharraf. Opposition parties are challenging the legality of Musharraf's re-election, including a rule change announced Monday by the Election Commission opening the way for the general to seek a new term without resigning from the army first. Zaffar Abbas, resident editor in Islamabad for the Dawn newspaper, said the general's decision had sent a message to the Supreme Court he planned to restore civilian rule and was a coded appeal to Bhutto, who plans to make a triumphant return to Pakistan on Oct. 18, for support after parlia-

mentary elections due by January. For months Musharraf and Bhutto have been discussing a possible power-sharing deal, but talks have stalled amid opposition from hard-liners in the ruling coalition who could be eclipsed if Bhutto's liberal Pakistan People's Party wins the general election. Abbas said he believes those negotiations would be revived, but Bhutto's party reacted icily to Tuesday's announcement. "General M u s h a r r a f s decision to get himself re-elected in uniform is both unconstitutional and undemocratic," said Sherry Rehman, the party information secretary. Rehman said the party's lawmakers might resign in protest unless the government dropped corruption cases against Bhutto and other politicians and let her run for a third term as prime minister.

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THIS WEEK IN ART Wednesday Ballet Club


8 - 1 0 p.m. t h e Dow

Cool Beans Coffee House Featuring Daniel Hills 9 - 1 1 p . m . t h e Kletz

Thursday 9/20 Student Scholarship Recital 6 p.m. D i m n e n t Chapel A d m i s s i o n is f r e e

Friday Shrek 3


7 p.m. VanderWerf 1 0 2 A l s o s h o w i n g a t 9 : 3 0 p.m.. m i d n i g h t

The Belle of Amherst 8 p.m. DeWitt Theatre $ 1 0 adults, $ 5 senior citizens, students and children

Musicians Chlnua Hawk and Chris Cauley 8 : 3 0 p.m. t h e Kletz Admission is free

Saturday Shrek 3


7 p.m. VanderWerf 1 0 2 Also s h o w i n g a t 9 : 3 0 p.m., m i d n i g h t

The Belle of Amhurst 8 p.m. Dewitt Theatre $ 1 0 adults, $ 5 senior citizens and PHOTO BY JOSH W A R N E R


S I L H O U E T T E S â&#x20AC;&#x201D; "Shadow Castings," the winner of last spring's art c o m p e t i t i o n Is now on display In the Martha Miller stairwell.

Shadows brighten Martha Miller stairway Katie Bennett A R T S EDITOR

This year, students who frequent Martha Miller may have noticed an addition to the stairwell by the rotunda. The work of art entitled "Shadow Castings" features dark objects affixed to canvas which cast shadows of the objects' shapes under the light of the stairwell. The piece was the winner of an art competition

held last February to fill the large space on the landing. "We asked for art that developed the 'global communication' theme of the building. We invited all Hope grads who were art majors and others who were deeply involved in the art department as practicing artists while they were at Hope to submit," said Dean Nancy Miller, one of several Hope administrators

and faculty members who have helped make decisions about what art is purchased for display in the Martha Miller Center. Around 30 entries were reviewed by a panel of judges who eventually chose the piece "Shadow Castings" by John Saurer. Students and faculty also got the chance to make their opinions heard. "Before the judging we invited

all students as well as faculty and staff who teach in the Martha Miller Center to view (the entries) and fill out a form indicating what pieces were their favorites," said Miller. ' T h e votes were spread across many submissions but four of them stood out as favorites. We purchased them and have hung them at various places along the Martha Miller Center's corridors."

Sunday Shrek 3


3 p.m. V a n d e r W e r f 1 0 2

Monday Gospel Choir


7 - 9 p.m. D i m n e n t Chapel

Ongoing Arts Events Art Exhibit "Artist/Designer" 1 0 a.m.- 5 p.m. M o n d a y - S a t u r d a y 1 - 5 p . m . Sunday


Scholarship winners to shine in D M recital Rachel Syens GUEST W R I T E R

The 18 freshmen awarded Distinguished Artists Award Scholarships in music will be performing in a recital on Thursday, Sept. 20. "(We) comb through applications and invite (the students) to come in February of their senior year," said Dr. Margaret Kennedy-Dygas, chairperson of the Music Department. Students can also send in a pre-recorded piece. Sarah Ashcroft (' 11), a vocalist, said, "I had to sing two contrasting pieces in front of a board of judges." Many times the students will perform their audition pieces at the D A A recital. The performance serves as a "summary of what they've done in high s c h o o l " Kennedy-Dygas said. "I feel really good about it," said Johnathan Brooks ('11) who will perform the second movement of a Mozart horn concerto. " I ' v e had it prepared since the audition." Emily Bauss (Ml), who will

perform an unaccompanied Bach violin sonata, said, "I played this piece in m y senior recital and then took a break from it over the summer. It was cool working on it with Professor Craioveanu (the violin professor) and getting a new perspective." Although the scholarship is usually granted to incoming freshmen, this year's recital will include one seasoned veteran. Joy Oosterbaan ('09) is a new transfer student and a pianist. "I did a recital last spring and was kind sick of those pieces. I wanted to start something new and fun over the summer," said Oosterbaan, who will perform Gershwin's jazz-influenced Piano Prelude No. 1. The program promises to be varied. Instruments in the recital range from jazz guitar to organ. "It's a fine group of students, (and I) invite the campus community to come out and hear them," said Kennedy-Dygas. The recital will take place on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.


Linda Kelse

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VISITING ARTIST IN "THE BELLE OF AMHERST" Renowned actress Linda Kelsey will p e r f o r m the onew o m a n show " T h e Belle o f A m herst" on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21-22, at 8 p.m. at Hope College in the Dewitt Center main theatre. Kelsey is best known for her portrayal of reporter Billie Newman in the critically acclaimed C B S series, "Lou Grant." During her five years on the series she received five Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations. She was also a regular in the NBC series, "Day By Day," and co-starred in Billy Crystal's "Sessions" series for HBO. Her stage experience is extensive and includes productions at the renowned Guthrie Theatre at the start of her career. She has appeared on stages throughout the country and her directors include John Lithgow and Charlton Heston. Kelsey's television credits include more than 30 different series, including "ER," " T h e Mary Tyler Moore Show," " M A S H " "and "The Twilight Zone." Tickets are $10 for regular adult admission and $5 for senior citizens and students.



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"Brutal Imagination," the work of visiting writer Cornelius Eady, is a collection of poetry and emotional societal insights. The word "poetry" in itself can be scary, but do not be afraid. Rather, be enthusiastic to get your hands on a copy of "Brutal Imagination," a collection of two cycles which together cover both past and current issues of prejudice. The first series of poems depicts the 1994 murder of two children by their mother Susan Smith, who attempted to blame their deaths on a black man. Eady


Brutal Imagination' C o r n e l i u s Eady

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"It depends on how you feel," said Matt Scott, owner of Lemonjello's, in response to the Lemon-jello's/Le-monje-lo's controversy. To-may-to/to-mahto, 1 suppose. Whatever you want to call it, Lemonjello's is a popular place to grab a coffee or some Bubble Tea and listen to music. During the day, Lemonjello's has a fun, friendly vibe that is the perfect kind o f place to hangout with friends, study or just stop in for a quick drink. However, Friday nights are much different. Friday night is when bands come to playâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;sometimes local bands, sometimes bigger, nationally-recognized bands. Musical styles range from pop and punk to folk to alternative rock. This Friday. Sept. 21, three regional acts will perform at Lemonjello's: Annagail. They Were Thieves and Chris

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M i c h e l l e Read reviews Cornelius Eady's ' B r u t a l I m a g i n a t i o n ' creatively narrates these poems using the black man abstracted from Susan Smith's imagination, symbolizing past falsely-accused black men. The second set of poems, called "Running Man," makes up the libretto for the Pulitzer Prize-nominated music-drama of the same name. Most intriguing in the "Running M a n " collection is the included discussion of homosexuality. The main character represents the most oppressed minority of the 1930s, black homosexuals, and reminds us of their continued

struggles. The "Brutal Imagination" collection also raises the important point that prejudice still lives in our society. If you are looking for quality stories, poetry and writing in general, look to Cornelius Eady's "Brutal Imagination". Reviews published here are reflections of the opinions of the individual writers and not necessarily of the Anchor staff as a whole.

A look at the music scene

Bathgate. Annagail, a Grand Rapidsbased folk-rock band, is playing their last show before heading off to Johannesburg, South Africa. In Johannesburg they will doing AIDS work and hope to raise money at the show for their trip. Almost all shows, including the one this Friday, cost $3 with all proceeds going directly to the band. There are opportunities for Hope Students w h o want to play at Lemonjello's to do so. The first Wednesday of each month from 8:30-10 p.m. is Open Mic Night. People from all around the Holland area come to sing, read poetry, tell j o k e s or even juggle. Those interested in participating need only show up on the night of the event and put their name on the sign-up list. For a list of up-coming shows at Lemonjello's, look online at or lemonjellos.


H A P P I N E S S IS C A F F E I N E A N D G O O D M U S I C â&#x20AC;&#x201D; M a t t Scott, owner of Lemonjello's coffee house, pulls a shot of espresso for one of the shop's popular lattes.

Phelps Scholars experience Chicago World Music Festival Kevin Soubly GUEST W R I T E R

This past weekend, the Hope College Phelps Scholars, comprised of 80 mostly first-year students from around the world, traveled to Illinois and spent the day experiencing the Chicago World Music Festival a week-long eclectic festival scattered throughout the city, exhibiting artists and genres from all over the world. Utilizing

two tour busses, over 60 students attended the festival. The Phelps Scholars first saw the Chirgilchin throat singers from Tuva, a small Russian province north of Mongolia. Next up was the Afrique Rhythm Fest where the group listened to lively, Caribbean-style beats. The students then had dinner while listening to the Latin music of Jose Conde

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and Ola Fresca. The day ended with a visit to the Celtic festival, where the Scholars got a taste of Irish music. " T h e Celtic music festival was really the highlight of the trip for me because I'm Irish, and it showcased a part of my heritage," said John VanDusen ('10). "It was lovely. I had never been to a music festival such as this one. It opened my ears to different types of music; usually

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Hope beyond Hope: Llndsey M a n t h e l

physics—things I use everyday.



Art in fermented form. , , It's a catchy slogan, but it's also the mission of the New Holland Brewing C o m p a n y ' s owners. One owner is Brett VanderKamp ('94), a Hope College graduate who has channeled his passion for beer and beer culture into a widely respected local brewery. The New Holland Brewing Company, on the comer of Eighth Street and College Avenue, brews 12 different beers and ships more than 5,000 barrels of beer a year. VanderKamp took a f e w minutes out of his busy day to share some words of wisdom on life after college. A n c h o r : What was your major at Hope and how do you use it in your job? B r e t t : I was actually a geology major. You could say that beer was my minor in college, though of course after I was legal. The liberal arts degree at Hope is so valuable. You become an expert in many subjects. As an entrepreneur, you need to know enough about many different subjects to be dangerous. M y geology degree calls upon biology, chemistry.

A : How did the Brewery come about? B: After graduating, I moved to Boulder, Colo, to use my geology degree. Craft brewers had really taken root in Boulder, and it opened my eyes to what was possible. 1 thought Holland certainly needed a brewery. A buddy of mine came to visit for spring break, and we hatched this plan over a couple of beers. The next week I put in my two week's notice, drove my VW Golf back to Michigan and the rest is history. A: How did your friends



B: My friends and family tried to be supportive as best they could. They were for the most part. At the time, they thought it was just a phase. They underestimated the passion w e had for beer, its history and culture. And I ' m not talking about the beer culture you see in light beer commercials. Alcoholic beverages are part of human culpart of


New Holland Brewing Company owner, alum shares why his job doesn't suck

the evolution of our country. It's one of the reasons w e ' r e here. Water doesn't keep on ships for the long journey across the Atlantic. They needed a liquid that would nourish them and wouldn't spoil. Beer has such a rich history, but much of it was stamped out during prohibition with the destruction of the small brewer. A : Who was your favorite


B: My favorite prof was Billy Mayer. He is a mentor and now that I've been out of school for awhile, I consider him a good friend. He taught me to pay attention to detail. He taught me to defend and believe in what I was doing and to know the reason behind it. A: What advice would you give Hope students thinking about their careers?

check, you'll never be happy. A : How did Stein Night get started? B: We came up with the idea as a way of selling beer by volume but also a way to let people express themselves by the m u g they choose. When I was in college, Thursday night was the big bar night, so we chose an off night (Wednesday). For a while, three or four people would show up, but it's caught on over the years. Now it's our biggest evening event. A: What's the most difficult part of your job? B: This j o b has its challenges. There's no set routine; I don't come to work knowing what my day will look like, but I love the spontaneity.

B: You need to make a living, but not at all costs. You have to do what you're passionate about, and if y o u ' r e passionate and dedicated, you'll find your way. If you're just chasing a pay



L I V I N ' T H E D R E A M — B r e t t VanderKamp (•94) dreamed of o w n i n g a local brewery over a decade ago; now his vision is alive and t h r i v i n g . Founded in 1 9 9 6 , t h e New Holland B r e w i n g Company is k n o w n regionally for its c r e a t i v i t y and a r t i s t r y . The Brewery ships more t h a n 5 , 0 0 0 barrels of beer e a c h year.

MIPs reignite campus alcohol controversy Lindsey M a n t h e i FEATURES E DIT OR


Thirty-five Hope College students were issued Minor In Possession charges Saturday, Sept. 8, according to Campus Safety, reigniting a long-standing debate on Hope's campus. Is there or is there not a drinking problem at Hope? i4 We do a survey every year and that survey shares with us that students perceive that [their peers] drink a lot more than they actually do," Dean of Students Richard Frost said. "A considerable majority of students report that they do not drink, or they

plaints of students misbehaving under the only drink one drink a month." influence of alcohol both on and off camIn spile of all the anti-drinking posters pus. and programming that pepper campus, the The recent alcohol-related incidents on fact remains that Hope students are drinkcampus ing underage, prompted making trouDean of "You're not going to stop kidsfrom drinking. All you can do ble and getthe Chating caught. is teach them to be responsible while drinking." pel Trygve "We don't — Jon Z i t a ( ' 0 8 ) Johnson get comto address plaints of what he views as a serious issue at Hope at disorderly conduct or stolen and damaged The Gathering Sunday night. property about sober people," Campus "1 don't know of any college campus. Safety Officer Chad Wolters said. "Too Christian or not, that doesn't struggle with much alcohol leads to poor decisions." this issue," Johnson said Tuesday. "And Campus Safety often receives com-

the deeper struggle, I think, has to do with walking that fine line between legalism and responsibility." Campus Ministries will continue to address the issue of alcohol as it relates to campus life. Paul Boersma will be speaking during Friday's chapel on how Hope students should interact with alcohol. Students have already begun talking about this issue. "There's nothing wrong with drinking alcohol," Jon Zita ('08) said. "We just need to stress moderation." Zita has played a major role in the alcohol dialogue on Hope's campus over the S E E ALCOHOL, P A G E 10



In pursuit of knowledge Evelyn D a n i e l

Perils of a d u l t h o o d I r e c e n t l y o b s e r v e d m y 21st b i r t h d a y . W h i l e this o c c a s i o n w a s c e r t a i n l y w o r t h y o f ( r e s p o n s i b l e ) c e l e b r a t i o n , it also led m e t o p o n d e r w h a t it w a s , a s i d e f r o m m y a g e ,

p r o p h e c i e s , this external infantilization m a y b e c o m e internalized, leading us to

b e i n g , they b e c o m e t h e o n e s r e s p o n s i b l e

a n y t h i n g e l s e , it is o n e ' s ability to m a k e c h o i c e s for o n e s e l f that d i f f e r e n t i a t e s an a d u l t f r o m a c h i l d . B y b e i n g able t o m a k e

for the o u t c o m e . F o r e x a m p l e , w h e n w e are u n d e r the s u p e r v i s i o n o f o u r p a r e n t s ,

m y o w n c h o i c e s , I a m also t h e sole p e r s o n

they a r c the o n e s

r e s p o n s i b l e f o r the c o n s e q u e n c e s . 1 was the one w h o made the choice

b e h a v i o r s — a child is less to b l a m e than t h e a d u l t w h o raised h i m o r h e r that w a y .

a b o u t h o w m u c h t o d r i n k t h e night o f m y b i r t h d a y , k n o w i n g that I h a d c l a s s the next

With all o f t h e i r g o o d i n t e n t i o n s t o k e e p us s a f e and h e a l t h y , I w o r r y that

m o r n i n g . ( D o n ' t w o r r y — I m a d e it to

i n s t i t u t i o n s s u c h a s H o p e C o l l e g e or the

c l a s s . ) F r o m n o w o n . I will be t h e o n e w h o c h o o s e s w h e t h e r or not to risk t r a v e l i n g

city, state a n d f e d e r a l g o v e r n m e n t s are


e m b r a c e y o u t h and irresponsibility for a s l o n g as w e c a n . W h a t c o u l d w e a c c o m p l i s h as y o i i n g

for o u r

p e o p l e , h o w e v e r , if w e r e a l i z e d that w e ' r e equally capable of doing nearly everything that a d u l t s can d o ? From a developmental

actually encouraging young adults to r e m a i n c h i l d r e n . T h e c o l l e g e , a c t i n g in

n i n e h o u r s p a c k e d into a H o p e v a n with

than t h e y can at a n y other p o i n t in their lives. It w o u l d be tragic if, d u e t o n o t h i n g m o r e than o u r o w n s e l f - u n d e r e s t i m a t i o n ,

l o c o p a r e n t i s , in p l a c e o f o u r p a r e n t s ,

the n e w s p a p e r s t a f f . A m I any more deserving of these


p e o p l e in t h e i r late t e e n s a n d early 20s a r e at t h e i r p e a k , p e r h a p s abl e to a c h i e v e m o r e

S u d d e n l y , I realized, I c o u l d go o n a H o p e - s p o n s o r e d trip with T h e A n c h o r

b e n e f i t s t h a n t h e y o u n g e r m e m b e r s o f the

a s s u m e s r e s p o n s i b i l i t y for both o u r m o r a l and physical health through policies

s t a f f ? F u r t h e r m o r e , w h a t d o e s artificially

s u c h as r e m a i n i n g a d r y c a m p u s o r t h e

Evelyn was amused to learn this week that

staff without a signed permission

limiting our choices —

it is

e n f o r c e m e n t of parietals. Such policies,

the governor of the Ulyanovsk region in Rus-

w h i c h risks w e can legally t a k e o r w h i c h

w h i c h m a y i n d e e d be the best d e c i s i o n s

s u b s t a n c e s w e can p u t into o u r o w n b o d i e s — d o for us as y o u n g p e o p l e or a s

for us, a l s o s e n d the m e s s a g e that w e lack the m e n t a l c a p a c i t y t o m a k e g o o d

sia declared Sept. 12 to be "Family Contact Day" He encouraged citizens to stay home

that m a d e m e a n a d u l t r a t h e r than a c h i l d .


from my parents. T h a t w a s n o t the o n l y benefit, o f c o u r s e . I c o u l d also p u r c h a s e a l c o h o l , rent a h o t e l room and gain admission to countless bars, c l u b s a n d r e s t a u r a n t s . I h a v e c o m e to b e l i e v e that, m o r e than


all o f this p o t e n t i a l w e n t t o w a s t e .


decisions for ourselves. In t h e s a m e w a y t h a t o t h e r s ' e x p e c t a t i o n s for us can become self-fulfilling

a society? In m a n y w a y s , w h e n o t h e r p e o p l e m a k e r u l e s t o p r o t e c t o u r p h y s i c a l o r moral w e l l -

work and make babies to improve Rus-

sia's low birthrate, offering prizes to women who give birth on Russia's national day, exactly nine months later.


Stop throwing the "nuclear" argument at the world in order to m a k e the world aware

To t h e E d i t o r : A fortnight a g o an Israeli air

of the events. Multiple countries worldwide

force squadron violated northern




cently for you) claimed that Israel tk was aiming to destroy" nuclear

cations that Syria is seeking to develop nuclear powers is more than

of Israel's missile nuclear arsenal

material found in Syria. T h e s e unofficial declarations b y

idiotic for about a year ago, the

k n o w l e d g e and ignoring every-

Untied States gave a green light to

the United States, while the official

allowing Syria to develop peaceful

t h i n g related t o it. W h o should the world

declaration o f Israel is nothing are,

nuclear programs side-by-side with

most, countries with no intention

several A r a b countries. Lastly, the United S t a t e s ' f e a r

of possessing nuclear weapons or

gives to the latter are a representa-

of nuclear w e a p o n s " p o p p i n g u p " in the M i d d l e East is ironic and

t w o bombs for the sake o f it? Stop throwing these stupid arguments at the world; it is a loss of good time

b y s u p p l y i n g the material and

ish borders and w a s successfully

this hostile act and c o n d e m n e d its military programs directed against

forced back by a Syrian defense. This treacherous act did not only

Syria. Syria has since pushed the case

violate the 1974 cease fire between

to the U N to obtain the U N ' s con-

simply said, annoying and childish. T h e blind support that the former

Israel and Syria, but the Israelis

demnation o f this hostile act, yet while the arguments pursue in N e w York to obtain a condemnation the

tion o f the United States' stupidity and blunt willingness to lie for the

United States, with its blind racist

sake o f Israel; a policy combined

many international laws. T h e Syrians replied eloquently

double standard policies, does not

t o such a point that they will ex-

c o n d e m n this act but instead ear-

with vetoes in the U N and a racist foreign policy altogether constitut-

terminate t h e m s e l v e s and that the

your g o v e r n m e n t Use your freedom and m a k e sure that those w h o

and diplomatically within hours by

lier began arguing that Israel w a s

ing one o f the main causes w h y the

United States itself, in contradic-

represent you globally represent

world distrusts the United States.

tion o f their nuclear w e a p o n policies^ has helped the d e v e l o p m e n t

you justly and not wrongly. — George P. Khoury ('09)

Syrian air space adjacent to Turk-

also dropped their ammunition and fuel tanks on their w a y out, a hostile act towards Syria according to

destroying weapons heading from Iran to Hezbollah, and later (re-

publishing the event in all possible Syrian and foreign n e w s agencies

Furthermore, these blunt impli-


the only country that has detonated

frustrating. It implies that the residents of that region are stupid

and is racist behavior on behalf o f

1:1 alcohol approach should apply to athletes too To t h e E d i t o r : H o p e C o l l e g e athletes are part o f a p r o u d tradition o f e x c e l l e n c e that is c o n tinually striving to excel both o n and o f f the field. W e are a b le to credit the s u c c e s s o f o u r athletes t o their c o m m i t m e n t and

stand that w e both support a n d a p p l a u d the

sis. In addition, there are m e d i c a t i o n s tak-

athletes in o r d e r to silence their v o i c e ?

c o n c e r n with r e g a r d s to the use o f illegal

en b y students on a regular basis that c o n -

T h e r e a s o n for this can only b e g u e s s e d

d r u g s , a s well as t o b a c c o . T h e r e is a glaring distinction here

tain alcohol in greater proportion than most beers, but the policy c o n v e n i e n t l y ignores

at; if t h e athletic a d m i n i s t r a t i o n is not true to their o w n p r o t o c o l , they c a n n o t justifi-

w h i c h has b e e n glossed o v e r : W h i l e t h e r e e x i s t s plenty o f e v i d e n c e that t o b a c c o use

this point and the fact that n o b o d y ' s season

ably e x p e c t the athletes w h o are g o v e r n e d

has yet b e e n ruined by taking N y Q u i l .

b y t h o s e policies to respect t h e m .

In or-

der t o a p p e a s e the N C A A a policy m u s t be instated. T h e r e f o r e , w h y not c h a n g e

What about the policies

is d e t r i m e n t a l in g e n e r a l a n d in any sport

W h a t is m o r e , t h e policy also states that

that are f o r c e d u p o n t h e m in order t o p r o tect t h e m ? T h e p o l i c i e s that I ' m r e f e r r i n g

w h i c h r e q u i r e s the u s e o f the lungs, the

" T h e policy will b e revised or a f f i r m e d an-

s a m e c a n n o t b e said with r e g a r d s to alco-

the policy s o that t h o s e o f age can drink

t o are in r e g a r d s to the alcohol a n d ' d r u g

hol use. A b u s e , yes, but s i m p l y h a v i n g a glass o f w i n e at a f a m i l y d i n n e r or a beer

nually at the final d e p a r t m e n t m e e t i n g o f the a c a d e m i c year. Student athletes f r o m e a c h t e a m will b e invited to this m e e t i n g

ous t o any c o m p e t i t i o n ? Obviously, there

b y their h e a d c o a c h e s . " S u c h a s t a t e m e n t m i g h t lead o n e to

is no e x c u s e f o r s o m e o n e u n d e r a g e t o b e c o n s u m i n g a l c o h o l , but w h y m u s t w e rob

think that the current p o l i c i e s are put in place b y a rather d e m o c r a t i c a p p r o a c h with

t h o s e athletes w h o are of age o f the right

stellar c o a c h e s .

p o l i c i e s that all H o p e C o l l e g e athletes sign at the c o m m e n c e m e n t o f their sea-

w h e n o u t with f r i e n d s is n o t g o i n g to ad-

s o n . It is o b v i o u s that this p r o c e s s is not t a k e n s e r i o u s l y a s virtually e v e r y t e a m can

versely affect a n y o n e ' s s e a s o n .

vouch that violations o c c u r w h e t h e r t h e y

with discretion, a l c o h o l has no m o r e negative e f f e c t than any other treat that student

are c a u g h t or not. T h i s p o l i c y c l a i m s that a l c o h o l s h o u l d be g r o u p e d with t o b a c c o and illegal d r u g s

When consumed

in m o d e r a t i o n and

athletes at H o p e c o n s u m e regularly (e.g.

with a g i v e n t i m e t a b l e ( 4 8 h o u r s ) previ-

t o c h o o s e for t h e m s e l v e s ? Lastly. I ' m not s u g g e s t i n g that all ath-

input b y both the athletes a n d c o a c h e s . I

letes should drink in season, h o w e v e r . I

w i s h that this w a s indeed true. H o w e v e r , I c a n s a y f r o m p e r s o n a l e x p e r i e n c e that both t e a m captains and other a l l - c o n f e r -

a m saying that if they are 21 they should be able to leave their hiding s p a c e s if

content o f a b e e r or glass o f w i n e with t h e

e n c e athletes are c o m p l e t e l y o b l i v i o u s t o

they c h o o s e in o r d e r to e n j o y a drink. 1:1

tionships, a c a d e m i c p e r f o r m a n c e , a n d the

s t a n d a r d P h e l p s Hall fare, o n e w o u l d find

should be a p p l i c a b l e to the entire student

overall learning e n v i r o n m e n t . "

that these are actually m o r e nutritious than m u c h o f w h a t is c o n s u m e d o n a daily ba-

the o c c u r r e n c e s o f t h e s e m e e t i n g s . Is the athletic d e p a r t m e n t p u r p o s e l y n e g l e c t i n g to c o m m u n i c a t e w i t h all o f its

— Zachary King ('09)

in a c a t e g o r y o f s u b s t a n c e s , the use o f w h i c h is d e t r i m e n t a l to " b e h a v i o r , relaT h e r e is

absolutely n o b a s i s for this claim. U n d e r -


pizza, ice c r e a m , P h e l p s ' cookies). In fact, if o n e w e r e to c o m p a r e t h e nutritional


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Senior Slainte Joseph Seymour

Finale Friend P h e n o m e n o n I write this not to preach, warn, or advise, only to inform. There is a dangerous condition at Hope that strikes like the staph infections of m y freshman year. It can occur to anyone, for it knows no preference. It is neither a disease, nor demon, nor an IDS prof who ignores the syllabus. Rather, it is a situation, the Finale Friend Phenomenon (FFP). Recent research at a leading university confirms the presence of FFP and its devastating effect on student populations.

Many students have experienced the Finale Friend Phenomenon without even realizing it. Every year in the final weeks of the spring semester, college students begin rapid, intense friendships with previously little-known classmates/ hallmates/neighbors. Instead of the normal sequence progressing from acquaintance, quasifriend, to f\ill-on friend, FFP engages students from nothing to friend faster than utility bills in January. You have most likely had one of these friendships where you found that diamond in the rough, that "sweet bro" or "baby m o m m a , " and hung out with him/her almost exclusively the last few weeks and days of school. The reasoning behind the FFP is as mysterious as a hole-in-one with a left hand hammer throw. Does it occur because students grow tired of their regular friends

and seek out different ones? Or is it just the end of a semester long " w a r m - u p " period where one finally feels comfortable to meet others? 1 contend that it is neither. If one looks deeper, the motivation behind the spread of FFP is clear. It is quite probably that the threat of departure is e n o u g h to spur us to meet that o n e person w h o ' s been untouchable or u n r e a c h a b l e all semester. Maybe internally we k n o w that after those w e e k s and looming finals, we will no longer h a v e to work to maintain that friendship, so we invest heavily for a quickie. Sure it is f u n , exhilarating, and even risque, but it has its c o n s e q u e n c e s . Is one better off experiencing FFP? The short answer is yes, but the long answer is no. Why have a short burst of friendship when there is potential for so much more? It is like having an Easter-egg hunt without

candy, a sunset that ends too early, a Pixar flick without credit outtakes, o r — f o r those over 2 1 — a G & T with 5 O ' C l o c k ; the content is there, but there is vast room for growth, for something real. I have encountered FFP along my unhealthy college years, and I remember their names; Sarah, Kxisten, and Mike. Together, we can fight FFP. Call your local representative and tell them to knock on that door, walk up those steps, or ask for homework help when it is not needed. Meet your future housemate, girlfriend, boyfriend, stein-friend, or whatever-friend. Hindsight can be a beast, so take a risk today. Be proactive about FFP, because the co-pay at the Health Clinic is outrageous. "Slainte"is Scottish Jor "cheers." It is pronounced slan-juh.Joe is a Senior who is on the LEAP YEAR PULL team and loves sarcasm.

the great feeling of being around other people. Some of us put others down or say hateful things because it makes us feel so good and powerful. Some of us go to parties and allow ourselves to be placed in the vicinity of temptation because we enjoy the feel of the party atmosphere and the great social feelings that we gel from being around fellow party-goers. Some of us drink, even though we are not yet of age, and some of us get so drunk that we cannot remember last night because it makes us feel so "great." When we place a high importance on feeling, we succumb to the human nature, a nature that doesn't always coincide with the God-given reason and judgment of our hearts and minds. As a result, we sometimes make wrong choices because we listen to the beckoning of our feelings and not to our better judgment. During autumn, 1 feel so imbibed with

energy and anticipation of the all the cool things that this season brings. Mostly, I just want to be outside enjoying the sights and smells of autumn. But if I were to only listen to my feelings, I wouldn't get any work done! And so it is also with some of the tougher choices we have to make sometimes, such as whether or not to consume alcohol if we are underage, or whether or not to consume alcohol if we are just going to end up drunk. Listening to such feelings causes us to risk getting into trouble, at a time when listening to judgment or reason might help us to do the right thing. As the novelist Pearl S. Buck once aptly put it, we have a choice to make ourselves do right in spite of our feelings. .Matt is a three-year Anchor staJJmember and a second-year R/l in Kollen Hall. His favoritefall snack is apple cider and cinnamon-sugar doughnuts.

From the inside out brown hues that adorn the deciduous trees and make me feel so free from green tinge that has plagued my eyes all summer long Matt (1 worked in landscaping this summer). Gosterhouse But then again, these are just feelings. They come and go like seasons. In reality, what importance do they play, what roles do they perform in life? F e e l i n g a l o n e is n o t e n o u g h In the 21st century post-modern United States, so much emphasis is placed on "You cannot make yourself feel feeling and what kind of an internal feeling, something you do not feel, but you can in our very beings, we can receive from make yourself do right in spite of your something. Feelings do play an important feelings." —Pearl S. Buck 1 love this time of year. I so enjoy the role in our very lives, and many of them feeling of the clean, cool, crisp air as it runs can be most beneficial to us. And yet, despite all the positive aspects, into my nose, down my trachea and into my lungs. 1 delight in the smell of the rich, there is a danger in placing such a great importance on feeling alone. succulent aroma of apple cinnamon tea that For example, some of us go to church permeates the air and makes me feel so services or worship gatherings, not to alive in a season so often associated* with praise and worship God, but because of death. I take pleasure from the splendid, the feeling that we get from going and vibrant shades of orange, red, purple and


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Democrats respond to president's speech D r i n k i n g r e s p o n s i b l y • IRAQ, f r o m page 3 "Democrats believe it is time to change course." Reed said. He also quoted the current wounded and death tolls in the Iraq war: over 27,000 wounded and more than 3, 700 soldiers dead. Reed's viewpoint directly o p p o s e s that of the president, which reflects a larger con-

f l i c t b e t w e e n C o n g r e s s and the president, which lengthe n s as t h e w a r g o e s o n . " D e m o c r a t s and Republicans in Congress and throughout the nation cannot and must not stand idly by while our interests throughout the world are undermined and our Armed Forces are stretched toward the breaking point," Reed said.

McCann evidence not conclusive • MADELEINE, f r o m page 4 return to Portugal. Frias, citing insufficient evidence, ruled that the McCanns would not need to return to Portugal and that British authorities could question tjie couple on behalf of Portuguese investigators. Portuguese authorities named the McCanns as suspects after gathering forensic evidence as well as evidence from personal belongings of the McCanns, including Gerry M c C a n n ' s laptop and Kate McCann's diary. According to The London Times, "reports have suggested that traces of hair and bodily fluids discovered in a Renault Scenic rented by the couple 25 days after Madeleine's disappearance prove that

her corpse had been in the boot." Portuguese authorities, however, seem to disagree. "Even if the blood and the traces gathered in the car and the apartment were confirmed 100 percent with the little girl's D N A that would prove nothing. ... Those elements could only confirm ... that the little girl was in the apartment, which is obvious, and in the car," said a high-ranking Portuguese police official to 24 Horas, a Portuguese newspaper. The couple has obtained legal advice. "We have absolute confidence that, when all of the facts are presented together, we will be able to demonstrate that we played absolutely no part in Madeleine's abduction," said Gerry McCann in his online blog.

In response to his opposition in Congress the president said, "Let us come together on a policy of strength in the Middle East. I thank you for providing crucial ftinds and resources for our military. And 1 ask you to join me in supporting the recommendations General Petraeus has made and the troop levels he has asked for."

Time to Serve kicks off year for volunteers • S E R V E , f r o m page 1 teering at a Habitat for Humanity house in Holland. "It w a s i n c r e d i b l e t o s e e h o w o n e h o u s e built b y stud e n t s and t h e c o m m u n i t y can m a k e such a big d i f f e r e n c e for a f a m i l y , " L e i b o w said. " A lot o f p e o p l e put t i m e and e f f o r t in o n e h o u s e , and the final p r o d uct is a w e s o m e . It w a s a l s o v e r y f u n and a really good w a y t o meet p e o p l e . " The Volunteer Services website has many resources in order to get started volunteering. Students can e-mail volunteers® with inquiries in order to find service opportunities that suit their individual interests and skills.

• A L C O H O L , f r o m page 7 past several years. After his second MIP charge, Zita was required to attend Alcoholics A n o n y m o u s meetings, a common consequence for alcohol offenses at Hope. Deciding that he wanted to help be part of the solution, Zita started the Substance Abuse Awareness Group at Hope three years ago. The original group was modeled after AA; however, it has evolved into the Substance Abuse Awareness Group, which is more of a support group and opportunity for dialogue between students. " A A isn't really fitting for most Hope students who get caught with alcohol because most of them aren't actually alcoholics. They just happen to be underage and get caught," Zita said. About 8-10 students attend the Tuesday and Thursday meetings in the DeWitt Counseling Center. "If you say that Hope College has a problem with drinking, every other college does, too," Zita said. "If you tell people not to drink at all, they're going to go do it, guaranteed." Frost agrees. "We really d o n ' t have a drinking problem as would be defined by college and university standards," Frost said. "Are there

certain students who d o have a problem with drinking alcohol and making good decisions? Yes there are." Zita believes the solution is teaching students to be aware of their body's reaction to alcohol and drink accordingly. "You're not going to stop kids from drinking. All you can do is teach them to be responsible while drinking," he said. This is the m e s s a g e the 1:1 c a m p a i g n Residential Life presented last spring. The c a m paign encouraged students to drink one drink per hour, if at all. Frost also encouraged responsible drinking for students. "If you c h o o s e to m a k e that decision to drink, know what the risks are and what the responsibility is and figure out what it m e a n s to you to do it," Frost said. W h i l e not decrying all uses o f alcohol. Johnson points out that an e x c e s s of alcohol " w o r k s against what w e ' r e here to do — w h i c h is to learn and be stud e n t s , " he said. "Christianity has a sense of responsibility with f r e e d o m , " Johnson said. "I hope that alcohol could play a role that it nobles our life without becoming a means by which our lives fall into tragedy."

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After six games, the Hope College Flying Dutchmen soccer team is an even 3-3 as they head into conference play. Leading the team in scoring has been Jack Abe ( ' 0 9 ) with three goals and John Turner ('09) with two goals. Also, goalie Michael Amerman ('08) has had two shutouts so far. Different players have started or been substituted into different roles in each game with every

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S A V I N G S C H A E F E R — Kelly Schaefer (*09) m a k e s a save d u r i n g Hope's g a m e a g a i n s t Saint Mary's. Hope has a 3 - 4 overall record t h i s season. 4

'We struggled offensively in our first games, but we have been working on finishing during practice and w e ' v e improved. Hopefully we can continue to score more as we start conference play," Van Beek said. After three more non-confer-

ence games, Hope begins M I A A play Sept. 26 with a home game against Alma. Until then, the team will play three more nonconference games, including two road matches in Illinois. Hope played Siena Heights Sept. 18 and lost 0-1. However,

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Gordie Fall As the season gels closer lo entering conference games, Hope College's w o m e n ' s soccer team is just starting to find its mark. After starling the season 0-2, Hope has won three of its last four games, creating some momentum before its last three non-conference matches. On Saturday, Sept. 15, Hope defeated Ohio Northern University at home by a score of 3-1. Scoring goals in that match were Allison Van Beck ('09) and Sarah Sosolik ( ' 0 9 ) and a goal from the opposition on a botched comer kick. Hope has improved in their recent games. After scoring one goal in its first two losses, Hope has put 10 goals on the scoreboard in the last four games. Every win has come from a three-goal performance on the offense. Leading the scoring for Hope has been forwards Sarah Cochrane ('08) and Julia Fischer ('08) with two goals apiece. However, the scoring has come from many sources, including eight different players in the six games played so far. Back in the net, goalkeeper Kelly Schaefer ('09) has picked up one shutout on the season so far with 60 saves in the matches.



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player on the roster getting at least some playing lime so far. "Every game is a new learning experience for us. We are gelting more and more comfortable playing with one another every time we step onto the pitch. We are still trying different people in different positions, and trying to figure out not necesarily who plays best individually in a position, but rather who should be put where in order to be most effective as a team in a game," Chris Harrison (MO) said.

Hope will host Albion on Wednesday, Sept. 19 before traveling to Calvin on Saturday, Sept. 22. Calvin is currently 2-3 on the year and will no doubt be looking forward to a home game lo turn their season around. However, the Hope side wants lo treat the weekend's match just like any other. "There is definitely a sense of excitement in that it is a rivalry, but we want to play every game this year as if it were as big as Hope vs. Calvin," Harrison said.

Women's Golf Olivet Inv. at M a r s h a l l CC at 9 a . m .

Men's Soccer vs. Calvin a w a y 2 p.m.

Women's Soccer a t N o r t h Central. III. a t 1 p.m.

Volleyball the team is optimistic about the rest of the season. "Even though we lost our first two games, 1 feel that we have been playing well. We've started to settle in, and 1 think we can win more games coming up," Van Beek said.

Corrections The Sept. 12 issue of The Anchor misstated the length of the Vanderbill Invitational. Jackie Ellis won a 5K race, rather than the 3K, as previously published. The Anchor welcomes comments and suggestions, or complaints about errors that may warrant correction. Contact us at or x7877.

vs. Trl-State h o m e 1 p.m.

I N BRIEF M E N ' S GOLF On Monday, the Hope College m e n ' s golf team closed in on the current MIAA leader, Olivet, by shooting a team total of 292 at Hope's home course, Wuskowhan Players Club. The Dutchmen are now only five shots back from Olivet, who shot 297. Matt Lapham ( ' 0 8 ) tied for second place individually at 71, while Tommy Yamaoka ( ' 0 8 ) finished in third at 72. Other Hope scored included Ryan Sheets ( ' 0 8 ) 74, Don Kring C09) 75 and Steve Martindale ( ' 0 8 ) 77. Hope will play its next M I A A tournament Sept. 20 at Prairies Golf Club hosted by Kalamazoo at I p.m. W O M E N ' S GOLF

Juniors and Seniors Considering Graduate School: Information session on the Graduate Record Examination Professor Charles Behensky, D e p a r t m e n t of Psychology, will discuss t h e m e c h a n i c s of t h e GRE, what s t u d e n t s m i g h t d o to p r e p a r e for t h e e x a m , a n d a n s w e r questions.

Tuesday, September 25, 4:00-5:00 PM in 1000 Science Center.

The Hope College w o m e n ' s golf team defeated Kalamazoo in a non-league dual meet Monday 366 to 396. Captain Julie Hoogerhyde ('08) won medalist honors with an 85. Other Hope scores included Cassie Sneller (M0) 86, Cassie Hildebrandt ( ' 0 8 ) 95, Katie Blodgett ( M l ) 100 and Clare Hubbard ( M l ) 104. Currently, the Dutch women are fourth in the MIAA team standings. Hope plays Sept. 21 and 22 in the Olivet Invitational at Marshall Country Club at 1 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. CROSS COUNTRY


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The Hope College m e n ' s and w o m e n ' s cross country teams competed in the Michigan Slate University Spartan Invitational on Sept. 14. The men finished ninth out of 11 teams with 233 points, while the women finished seventh out of 10 teams with 190 points.




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Hope Cheerleading Experience in A u g u s t c h e e r c a m p a g a i n s t Dll s c h o o l s gives c h e e r l e a d e r s c o n f i d e n c e f o r s e a s o n Gerry Deboer GUEST W R I T E R

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The cheerleading team at Hope College, a Division 111 school, got ambitious this summer, pulling ofT second and third place finishes against Division II schools at an August cheer camp. The team, led by captains Amanda Scheeringa ('08), Alicia Voyles ('08), Emily Mills ( ' 0 8 ) and Jon Wissink ('09), traveled to the camp in Milwaukee, Wise, to perfect its skills and techniques. Hope placed second in the sideline competition and took third in the Fight Song and Cheer competitions. "We have a good month before camp. It gives everyone a chance to know each other," Scheeringa said. The preseason camp builds team chemistry and sharpens skills for the cheer seasons. As you can imagine, team chemistry is important to fielding a good cheerleading squad. "Really working as a team is integral in order to hold each other up." Voyles said. With cheering on the sidelines for the football and basketball taking up most of the time, there is little time for competitive cheer competitions. This is why the August camp is so special. "It was cool to see guys from big schools like Oklahoma and Michigan State doing stunts," Wissink said. "I was thinking, %\ can do some of that stuff."' In addition to its success in the competitions, Hope received the most improved program award. Following the August camp are the foot-


H A N G T I M E â&#x20AC;&#x201D; W i t h m o r e men on t h e t e a m t h i s year, t h e c h e e r l e a d e r s are able to perform more difficult stunts. ball and basketball seasons, which differ greatly. The relatively spacious terrain of the football stadium gives way to the closed confines of the basketball arena, which inhibits the amount of stunts the team can perform. "We can showcase our stunts more in football," Wissink said. "Basketball season has more restrictions."

One game, one play, one point at a time for success Nick Hinkle SPORTS EDITOR

A straightforward strategy has earned the Hope College volleyball team an undefeated record in conference play. "We look at each game if w e can earn one point against any team in the nation we can earn 30," coach Becky Schmidt said. "It's simplistic but it's the way we do it." With this outlook, Schmidt is confident that they compete with any team in the nation. In result, the team is 3-0 in the M I A A and 8-3 overall. However, the Dutch women will face its toughest competition in the M I A A in the next f e w weeks, including rival Calvin College. Fortunately, the team may still have room for improvement.

for Hope to stay undefeated. champions, Calvin defeated Hope "We are taking advantage "It's always a really high enin the final round of the M I A A of opportunities we are given," ergy game," Slenk said. "They tournament and in the second Schmidt said. "We are just playget a lot of student support." round of the N C A A tournament ing solid volleyball." Moving further into the M I A A last season. Last weekend the Dutch faced season, the Dutch will continue to "We expect them to play really some of the nation's best teams in work on the basics. the Border Battle at Recently, the team Wittenberg Univerhas been working on sity. Three out of the "I like this team a lot. We're young hut show potential that getting more aggresteam's four matches is absolutely outstanding." sive offensively. went to five games â&#x20AC;&#x201D; c o a c h Becky S c h m i d t " W e ' r e working including its game on having a more against Wittenberg, aggressive, potent who began the season o f f e n s e , " Schmidt said. "A little fired up," Schmidt said. "They ranked second in the nation. bit more effective putting the ball graduated a few kids important to "We got the chance to play rethem, but (are) also bringing back away." ally good competition out there," In order to execute its offense, captain Nora Slenk ( ' 0 9 ) said. some." Hope will need to make good One of Calvin's key returning "Taking Wittenberg to five games passes. players is 2006 all-time M I A A gave us a lot of confidence." "We have been passing really most valuable player Kristen Kalb After the Border Battle, the well, which sets up our hitters and ('08). With the combination o f Dutch are now 8-3 overall and combination plays," Slenk said. Kalb and home court advantage, will face Calvin at Calvin today at The freshmen have contributthe Knights will make it difficult 6:30 p.m. Defending conference


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ed to Hope's undefeated conference record and aggressive play. Four freshmen on the roster have continually improved and filled in openings. " T h e freshmen came in and pushed returning players," Schmidt said. "They have stepped into different roles. It has been an adjustment period but they have made us deeper and practice more exciting." "They played a lot this weekend," Slenk said. "They bring a lot of energy and stepped up their games." With a mixture o f young talent and an aggressive offense, Hope will try to extend its undefeated record today against Calvin. "I like this team a lot," Schmidt said. "We're young but show potential that is absolutely outstanding."

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