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Story of an Even Year Puller DANA LAMERS infocus e d i t o r
Editor's Note: Av a feature. The Anchor has decided to take an indepth . personal look at one Pullers experience, fmm practices and training until Oct. 3: Pull Day. During an Even Year Pull praclicc Brad Jcrdon ('02) watched his loam's loss the year before. "Il was tough lo handle - watching the video of it. it's hard lo explain; you work for three weeks
and you want it as much, if not more than the other team. It inspired us lo work harder ihis year." Jcrdon i^ with the Even Year Pull team for a second year in the pils, for a second year of intense practices, sore muscles, chaffed hands, and whal he calls "the most inspirational" thing he has done at Hope College. Returners to the '02 Pull Team practice this year with the distinct memory of the year before, memories of the moment in which they
had to let go of the rope, knowing victory had gone to the team across the river. "All I remember thinking is how much I just wanted to j u m p back on the fope and hold on - you want to k e e p g o i n g until you w i n , " Jcrdon said. Jcrdon missed the Even Year Pull Rally his freshman year. He had class, but he was around when his friends came back raving about ihe things they had seen and heard. m o r e P U L L on I I
JANE BAST staff r e p o r t e r
• Many pounds of trash were found at Park Beach on Saturday CARRIE A R N O L D campusbeat co-editor
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Pickin' it all up
Sand, sun, dunes, water, stairs, and trash: these are the scenes that used to greet visitors at Beach Park in Laketown Township. But due to the efforts of the Environmental Issues Group (EIG) on Saturday, Sept. 18, the presence of trash on the beach has greatly diminished. In the g r o u p ' s annual B e a c h s w e e p , 27 H o p e s t u d e n t s went to Beach Park and picked up trash for two and a half hours. "It seems like a nice thing lo do," said Brian Wondergem ('01). "It's good for the Environmental Issues Group to come out and bond while picking up trash." Dave Willeumier ( ' 0 1 ) agreed. "I care a lot about the environment and I love the great outdoors," he said. "I can do my part to help protect the environment." Beachsweep is an annual worldwide event, sponsored by the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC). Each year, one day is designated for the waterfront cleanup efforts. "It's a worldwide event," said Adriann Knepshield ('00), copresident of EIG. " E v e r y year, there's not much of a decrease in trash. It's a sign that this needs to be done yearly or more." On Saturday, Grand Valley State University helped clean up the Holland Slate Park, along with the Alpha Phi O m e g a fraternity. There were also groups cleaning up Tunnel Park in Park Township. "We record all the trash we pick up and turn the data into ICC,"
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Knepshield said. They c o m e out with a magazine lo show us how much trash was picked up all over the world." E v e r y o n e who participated in Beachsweep received a Brita water filtcr. "In high school, I was in a community service group and I wanted to continue," said Gracie George ('03). "It was something totally different. I always go lo the beach and see garbage and never ihink anything of it." Other Hope organizations joined the EIG in their beachsweep, such as Beta Beta Beta, the biology honors society. Members of the Holland community also participated.
" I ' m very impressed with the unexpected turnout," Knepshield said. She hopes that the EIG continu e s t o work with other members of Hope's campus, as well as the Holland community. "Our major role is to include the c a m p u s with our activities," Knepshield said. "Our other role is to include the community. W e ' r e trying lo get more involved in Holland." Wondergem sees EIG as a way to expand the iraditional role of Hope in the surrounding communily. "(Beachsweep] is more of a more BE ACM on 3
Abby Vollmer ( 4 03) circles expectantly. She licks her lips when she spots her prey lying a few yards away. Suddenly from out of nowhere an '86 Escort snatches Vollmer's prize right from under her nose. Saddened by the loss, Vollmer pulls her 1990 Bonneville onto the street and parks miles away in the lot called "Siberia." "It takes just as long to find a spot as it d o e s to walk back to my room," Vollmer said. Drivers across Hope's c a m p u s are familiar with Vollmer's plight. Despite attempts from the administration to create new lots and freeup curbs, parking spaces remain few and far between. The recent hike in registration fees, an attempt to discourage freshmen from bringing cars to campus, seems to have had little impact on space availability. Part of ihe problem lies in Hope's over-registration of vehicles. Although space is limited, Hope continues to sell more parking stickers than it has spaces. "Some students only have cars on
campus certain limes a year. A number of registered vehicles aren't here year-round," said Bill Anderson, Vice President of Business and Finance. Although students complain about parking unavailability, the cost of building and maintaining a new lot is expensive. The lot on the c o r n e r of L i n c o l n Ave. and 9lh Street, commonly known as Siberia, cost the school $180,000, not including the price of land. The land itself c o s t o v e r $ 2 0 0 , 0 0 0 . T h i s means that for that 100 car lot, each space cost the school approximately $4,000 just lo build. T h a t f i g u r e d o e s not i n c l u d e maintenance fees. Program director G r e g M a y b u r y figures that after adding the cost of snow removal, reslripping and resealing, the school spends $50 lo 100 per space, per year. When planning new lots, Anderson said, "Cost is always a factor." The school has talked of acquiring land to the east to build remote lots for students without immediate need. "Our only other solution would be lo buy more houses and knock them down, which doesn't seem m o r e P A R K I N G on 3
Hope's 2000 t h o u g h t s ANDREW KLEOZEK sports editor
Editor's Note: The second in a series of articles examining Hope's past, present, and future as the college enters the year 2000. While heretics haven't visited H o p e ' s c a m p u s warning of the end times, there are a few people that are concerned about ihe year 2000. "Most folks who like lo predict the end of the world or the second
coming of Christ have learned it's pretty dangerous to set a particular date," Daniel Sack, visiting assistant professor of religion, said. Sack p o i n t s out that most American Christians have another, perhaps more practical, concern with the turning of the millennium. "In conservative Christian churches we're not seeing concern about the second coming, but we are about Y 2 K , " Sack said, m o r e Y E A R 2000 on 6
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campus briefs Visiting Fellow t o Speak on Liberal A r t s of Educalion. The Woodrovv Wilson Visiting Since ihcn, she has worked with Fellow Series returns to Hope with such varied organizations as ihe federal administrator Susan Children's Defense Fund, the InterClampilt. Clampitt will be speaknational Youth Founing at the Cook Audation, and the ditorium in D e P r e e Smithsonian InstituA n Center at 4 p.m. tion. on Monday,-Sept. 27. "Clampitt had She will speak on some excellent things the topic of "An Eduto offer, which is why cation in the Arts?", w e a s k e d h e r to as well as meet with come," Klay said. students and faculty Each year, a board throughout her six day of directors selects the stay in Holland. fellow from a group "Clampitt has had o f a b o u t 2 0 to 2 5 several quite dramatic S. C l a m p i t t people. c a r e e r m o v e s , " said " E v e r y y e a r the speaker is in Robin Klay, director of the Fellows a different area," Klay said. "These program and professor of economare people who demonstrate, from ics. "She can encourage people to their own experience, the liberal keep their minds open." arts." Clampitt graduated from Admission is free, and both Hope Douglass College at Rutgers Unistudents and the community are inversity, and received a graduate devited. gree from the Bank Street College
TEACHing the Hope community M. LOFQUIST staff r e p o r t e r
Although Holland has a fairly large percentage of minority students in the public schools, the percentage of minority teachers in the area is not as proportional. Project T E A C H (Teachers Entering A Career through Hope College), a Hope College program started in 1996, seeks to change that. Project T E A C H is a mentoring and s c h o l a r s h i p p r o g r a m between Hope education m a j o r s who have shown an interest in teaching in Holland, and minority high school students at Holland High. Holland Christian, and West Ottawa High School. Team-building activities, social events, and activities at Hope facilities help the students learn more about each other, the college and a career in leaching. If the s t u d e n t s d e c i d e to attend Hope, they receive a scholarship and continue to work with their mentor and the other students in
the program. "Project T E A C H is an opportunity for students who are interested in leaching to, at an early age, dedicate t h e m s e l v e s , " said Barbara Albers, program director. T h e p r o g r a m w a s first c o n ceived of in 1990 by a few m e m bers of ihe educalion faculty. Three new students are accepted every year by r e c o m m e n d a t i o n s from their high school guidance counselors. The students are required to lurn in teacher and community recommendations and attend interviews. The knowledge and popularity of the program has rapidly grown in the high schools that are involved. Only six students applied in 1996. but there were 20 applicants this year. A l b e r s b e l i e v e s ihe s t u d e n t s who have had the opportunity to be involved with Project T E A C H will be excellent teachers in Holland in the future. Since they went through Holland schools themselves, Albers believes they will be m o r e T E A C H on 3
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P U L L S U P P O R X : Two members of the '02 Pull Team paint words of encouragement in the lobby of Kollen Hall The Pull will be held Saturday, Oct. 2.
Partners with Holland's kids CARRIE ARNOLD, JULIE GREEN campusbeat editors
Hope has began a number of programs through which students can keep a connection to their childhood days. Two of these organizations are the Children's After School Achievement program (CASA) and Partner's in P r o m i s e (PIP), both of which match students with elementary school kids. PIP participants meet with their child once a week and are asked to spend at least an hour with them. "Last year we had 45 partnerships, this year I hope there will be more," said Jill McKinnon ('00), president of P I P The program is like a Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization. Children are matched up with college students by PIP, but from there, the two are on their own. "It's completely independent of us, we just match them up with their kid," McKinnon said. "With my little sister Erica, I would watch a movie." Her and Erica were matched up when McKinnon was a freshman, when McKinnon didn't yet have a car. The two decided to stay together, and are still going out together once
Renovations p a r t of larger plan JULIE GREEN campusbeat co-editor
When students returned to Hope this fall, they found that the campus had a bit of a make-over. Cosmopolitan. Wycoff and Scott Halls had a new coat of paint, new carpet, and new furniture. Also, Nykerk had an addition. These renovations are part of a capital campaign, a long-term plan to renovate and improve the college. The college has started on its capital campaign, but hasn't yet announced what it involves. "We are in w h a t ' s c a l l e d the quiet phase of the capital c a m paign," said Glenn Lowe, Director of Development and Fund-rais-
ing. "You don't want to talk publicly about what you want to do until you know it." The official plan will be released around January. "We've been looking for the need for probably five years," Lowe said. T h e r e are a certain n u m b e r of renovations that need to be done every year, so the college has continuous fund-raising. " W e ' r e a l w a y s f u n d - r a i s i n g , it goes year-round," Lowe said. "We have plenty of things to raise for." Lowe doesn't believe the possible $1 million fund-raising project for the proposed Area Center will inhibit fund-raising for the capital campaign. "With the Area Center, Hope
needs a new arena. Rather than the college go and build the facility just for us, it would make more sense to go to the c o m m u n i t y , " Lowe said. This summer, Scott Hall was the biggest project. In addition to the painting and carpeting, the lounges were renovated and it gained new stackable furniture. "The condition of the furniture was very poor," said Jim Brown, the indoor project manager at the Physical Plant. It was decided that Scott Hall would gel a lillle more attention than the other halls "With Scott Hall, it has a lot to d o wilh the Phelps Scholar program," Lowe said..
home, those who needed someone a week. " S h e ' s in middle school now, so to give them that extra boost so that we go to the mall," McKinnon said. they could achieve." Associated with the United Way, Hope students take on elementary school students in 3rd to 5th grade, and partially funded by the Holland a situation that works for everyone. community, C A S A is not funded by "[Parents] like it that their kid has Hope College. However, the colsomeone else reliable to be around," lege provides them with a variety of free services, such as vans and McKinnon said. In most cases the match-ups work classroom space. "We want to establish more seout. McKinnon was encouraged escure, long-term and broader fundpecially by one parent. ing base," said Fonda Green, execu"She was so excited because her s o n ' s p a r t n e r w a s s o p e r f e c t , " tive director of C A S A . "We want to really make sure that quality proMcKinnon said. W h i l e PIP participants m e n t o r gramming continues to be offered. Lincoln Elementary Children out- Our children's needs are greater t h a n side of money, s c h o o l , but if we C A S A par" eir kid don't Paren it ttpt ticipants tuh a v e tor at-risk e to be has som klse money, s t u d e n t s in ound. we can't their school â€”Jill M c K i n n o n ( * 0 0 ) o f f e r work. President of PIP p r o B e g u n in 1987 as an outreach program of the United Methodist Church, it came to Hope in 1989. "It's a real nice synergy to bring kids here and recruit students as tutors," said Bob Boersma, director of C A S A . "The program began by seeing a need that there were kids who needed extra help to get homework done- and who didn't have help at
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ming." Currently, over 130 Holland area students are involved with C A S A each year, with about 125 tutors. "We try to have a one-on-one program," Green said. Although the children involved in C A S A are from all walks of life, the majority are from low-income fami m o r e P I P / C A S A on 3
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Singer and guitarist Tony Jarvis will be coming lo perform at Hope on Sept. 24 as part of the Social Activities C o m m i t t e e ' s (SAC) fall lineup. "We couldn't book him for our fall semester lasl year, so we got him for this semester," said S A C C o - D i r e c t o r Kristyn S u n d s t e d t TOl). His music has been compared lo that of Prince, Babyface, and John Hialt, while he describes his sound as "Afro-Cuban-influenced, gospeltinged, acoustic soul music". "When the audience and I really come together, whether it's to laugh, or learn, or just experience the mus i c , t h e t h o u g h t s and t h e emotions...those are the moments of magic that I live to create," Jarvis said.
more commilted to ihis area and more willingly lo give wholehcarlcdly lo the communily. " H o p e f u l l y , ihey will be real movers and shakers in the school disiricl," Albers said. The emphasis of the program is iruly on the relalionship-building lhal occurs between mentor and student and the lessons they both can learn from that experience. "Once we realize the gifts that are there, it really makes us value one another...Even a f t e r both graduate from Hope, the relationships they've formed are going to make them better teachers," Albers said. Laura Hahn ('00) agrees that she has gained something from Project T E A C H that she could not learn elsewhere. She is currently working with a
s e n i o r f r o m West O t t a w a H i g h School, Dina Vathanaphone. "It's a friendship I've developed with her...it's helped me to be able to relate m o r e to s t u d e n t s . I ' v e learned a lot of stuff I h a v e n ' t learned in class," Hahn said. Meyly Sew ( ' 0 2 ) was the first Project T E A C H student to attend Hope. She feels everyone involved with the program helped her first year of college go smoothly and she appreciates all they have done for her and the other students. One of the advantages she believes she had as a student at Hope who went through the program was knowing some of the education department faculty. "When I got to Hope, it was nice to recognize the faces...I felt more comfortable in class," Sew said.
PIP/CAS A f r o m 2 lies. " T h e s e are c h i l d r e n w h o a r e heading down the path of nonsuccess," Green said. "If they didn't receive intervention, they would perform far below their potential and school and in other areas."
Boersma agreed. "We want to promote social skills and general well-being," he said. "And to teach them to value education and to have them see themselves as being able lo be college students."
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becomes a greater concern. "We tell everyone that any parking lot has s a f e t y r i s k s , " s a i d Duane Terpstra, director of Public Safety. To prevent danger, Hope has installed emergency phones in parking lots across campus. "If y o u ' r e worried, pick up a phone, make a call and we'll send a shuttle van," Terpstra said. Students like Vollmer are re-
garding their parking spaces like hoarded treasure. "Once I find a spot close lo home, I never want to leave. I don't want to lose my spot," she said. The administration does not empathize. "I don't have much sympathy for this problem. We provide numerous t r a n s p o r t a t i o n s e r v i c e s for students,"Anderson said. "I don't feel all the cars on campus are necessary."
g r o u p thing to bring p e o p l e together." he said. "EIG wants lo make p e o p l e more a w a r e , more politically active. It's like a stepping block." A l t h o u g h t h e t u r n o u t at t h e Beachsweep was higher than anticip a t e d , a t t e n d a n c e at the E I G ' s weekly m e e t i n g s r e m a i n s lower than Knepshield had hoped. The g r o u p has several m a j o r e v e n t s planned in the near future, such as a movie day, tours of nature centers in Holland, and an outdoor activity, such as canoeing. EIG meets every Tuesday in Lubbers 106 at 8 p.m.
Another big S A C event soon to take place on c a m p u s is the All C o l l e g e Sing, a competition between musicians who audition beforehand. The competition is nol limited lo vocalists or soloists - instrumentalists and groups are welcomed as well. Other events planned for this semester are the homecoming hoedown and parade. Vegas Night, and Exam Week Extravaganza. For now, SAC will be working on this semester's events. "We haven't started booking for the rest of the year," Sundstedt said. "That will start about mid-November." S A C c o n t i n u e s lo o f f e r their weekly movies in Wichers Auditorium. T h i s w e e k s movie will be Notting Hill. Jarvis will be performing on Friday, Sept. 24 at 8:30 p.m. in the Klelz. Admission is free.
like a very good use of resources," Maybury said. However, any new lots will be no closer lo campus than Siberia. "We have built several lots in ihe past three lo four years," Maybury said. "We have so much surface area that is paved, it would be nice to maintain the amount of green space on campus." As parking moves to the outskirts of Hope's campus, student safely
Jarvis has also been known lo do original covers of nearly anyone from Seal to The Smashing Pumpkins. "I love throwing surprises at the audience," he said. T h o u g h S A C is excited lo get Jarvis. they are nol sure how many will come to the event. "We haven't had many musical events," said Sundstedt. "so I'm not sure of the turnout." Already this year S A C has been hard at work bringing Hope Students performers such as Domestic Problems, Rene Hicks, and Scott Henry. Sundstedt said that these events have been successful and that they have been happy about the turnout. Jarvis' performance is expected to be a big event as well. "I am very excited to see him...it should be a great show," Sundstedt said.
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A WORD FROM THE EDITOR...
T h e parking principle Every year the s a m e silent p r o b l e m filters a m o n g grumbling students - parking. R e g a r d l e s s of w h a t other hot topics are taking place on c a m p u s , virtually all s t u d e n t s will c o m p l a i n a b o u t t h e l a c k o f p a r k i n g at H o p e C o l l e g e . W h i c h r e a l l y m a k e s no sense. P a r k i n g h a s l o n g b e e n a p r o b l e m at H o p e . N o t m u c h h a s c h a n g e d in t h e p a s t f e w y e a r s , a n d n o t m u c h w i l l p r o b a b l y c h a n g e in t h e f u t u r e . T h e c o l l e g e h a s t a k e n a n i n i t i a t i v e to s o o t h e t h e p r o b l e m , b u i l d i n g a n e w lot o n the c o r n e r of 9th Street and Lincoln A v e n u e , and c o n v i n c i n g t h e C i t y of H o l l a n d to let t h e s c h o o l a l l o w p a r k i n g a l o n g 1 0 t h S t r e e t . B u t is t h i s r e a l l y w h a t H o p e officials should be concerning themselves with? H o p e has far m o r e pressing issues on c a m p u s than finding extra parking spaces so m o r e f r e s h m a n can take their cars to school. S c a r c e p a r k i n g is a c o m m o n p r o b l e m , w h e t h e r it b e at the mall, the g r o c e r y store, or the streets of N e w York City. T h e u n w r i t t e n rule of p a r k i n g has long b e e n " f i n d a spot b e f o r e s o m e o n e e l s e d o e s . " T h i s is a rule that H o p e s t u d e n t s n e e d to l e a r n . W h a t t h e s t u d e n t s o f H o p e C o l l e g e s h o u l d r e a l i z e is that p a r k i n g i s n ' t t h e p r o b l e m . T h e p r o b l e m is s t u d e n t s d o n ' t r e a l i z e t h a t t h e c o l l e g e is not a c o m m u t e r s c h o o l . A h e a v y i n f l u x of a u t o m o b i l e s is m o r e a n u i s a n c e t h a n a necessity. M a n y s t u d e n t s a l s o n e e d to r e a l i z e that a lot of d r i v i n g is u n n e c e s s a r y . T h e t e r m s " c a r p o o l i n g " a n d " w a l k i n g " are a l m o s t as f o r e i g n t o s t u d e n t s a s a " c l o s e p a r k i n g s p o t " is. O t h e r s m a y p o i n t to t h e s a f e t y f a c t o r of p a r k i n g f a r a w a y f r o m c a m p u s d u r i n g t h e n i g h t . T h a t is m o r e an issue of t i m e m a n a g e m e n t t h a n an i s s u e the c o l l e g e should c o n c e r n itself with.
L a c k i n g voices a t H o p e The editorial page of the Anchor ran a blank, bare while page in its Sept. 18, 1 9 % issue. Il ran the normal editorial, the normal staff box, but other than that the page was empty. The Hope College community had not turned in any letters to the editor, so editor-in-chief Jodi McFarland ('96) ran a blank page. I've been extremely tempted to do the same this year. I was tempted to do the same last year, but the controversy surrounding the homosexuality provided the cure all for the editorial page. This week, this year, the college community has fallen into the same trap. Every student is just too lazy to author a short letter telling the world what is on their mind, and that irks me. I've written time and lime again (and for those of you who read the Anchor regularly, look for il again
in the future) that there is no excuse for a lack of letters to the editor. Anyone in the Hope College community can pen a letter to the editor — students, faculty, administration, Holland residents, mommies and daddies, whoever. It's not like Hope College has nothing to complain about. The administration has never been shy in complaining about the Anchor. Students have never hesitated in telling me that they hate the college newspaper. And 1 don't know what I would do if the faculty stopped pushing their own agendas on the Anchor. I ' v e even been accused of trying to stir things up with last week's editorial. So what? To anyone who thinks there's nothing wrong with Hope College, I say bunk. Which to me means that Hope
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J o h n Reed ( ' 0 1 ) s a y s thai anyone w h o is a s o n g w r i t e r is born
wrote since the 10th grade," he said. " T h e s o n g s are about many differ-
k n o w i n g it.
ent things. M a n y of them will start
" Y o u can either write m u s i c or you c a n ' l , " he said. "If you were
with a personal e x p e r i e n c e which serves as a h o o k for a song, and then
born with the ability, it s o m e h o w just c o m e s lo y o u . " R e e d ' s ability resulted in the production of "With Little F a n f a r e , " an a l b u m he released last winter.
J o r v i
M o r v o o o d
When Joni N o r w o o d ' s ( ' 0 0 ) g r a n d l a l h e r died, she warned lo d o s o m e t h i n g lo h o n o r iheir relationship and preserve the m e m o r i e s she shared with h i m . A f t e r p r o d d i n g f r o m f a m i l y and friends, she r e c o r d e d a tribute album titled " D e v o t i o n s / ' w h i c h highlights her vocal talent t h r o u g h traditional h y m n s and praise songs. "I c h o s e to d o a spiritual a l b u m as a w a y to bring c l o s u r e to our relationship." she said. " T h e songs on the album are o n e s that he l i k e d . "
f r e s h m a n year. S h e also participated in a vocal contest called N.A.T.S. (National Association of T e a c h e r s
give live p e r f o r m a n c e s .
p r o m p t e d my f a m i l y to e n c o u r a g e m e to record the s o n g s 1 liked."
" A u d i l i o n s for the internship will be held in October, and if I am ac-
"I listen to music I e n j o y and then try to figure out h o w it is p l a y e d , "
t i m e on s o m e t h i n g e l s e , s uch as p l a y i n g a g a m e of golf, and e v e n
he said. " F o r e x a m p l e . I m i g h t lis-
ihough I enjoy myself, when I'm d o n e I will h a v e n o t h i n g lo ^ h o w
c e p t e d I will b e g i n the y e a r - l o n g
ten to D a v e M a t t h e w ' s B a n d and
contract in May," she said.
f o c u s on the d r u m m e r , or listen lo Phish w h e n I f o c u s on the gui-
f r i e n d s and family, but because it w a s w e l l - r e c e i v e d , it will s o o n
tar." " W i t h Little F a n f a r e " w a s r e c o r d e d m a i n l y for R e e d ' s
J O H N M. n
u r n
" A t this point I h a v e n 7 p r o d u c e d
not released professionally.
fidence in," he said. "But I will cont i n u e w r i t i n g m u s i c a n d if I write a hit song someday. happens."
verse than " D e v o l i o n s , " she said. "I
" ^ o s s a n o e r fcinGdonn
f o r m e d hard rock m u s i c . W a i k e l
a l b u m , " D o w n i e said. "It s h o w s
sang with the g r o u p and then she and D o w n i e started doing solo w o r k
that s o m e h o w the m u s i c af-
k n o w n f o r its m u s i c p r o g r a m , "
sic. and realized h o w important pia n o is to m o s l musical styles."
D o w n i e said. "If you listen closely lo the a l b u m , you can pick up hints
"I play a song over and over again lo m a k e il s m o o t h , " he said. " W h e n
of the gospel style in her v o i c e . " D o w n i e was able to record the al-
you can play a song that many times
of all the piano. T h e songs are artsy, but catchy al the s a m e l i m e . " D o w n i e began writing s o n g s in high school with a band w h o per-
are uncertain, he k n o w s they will include m u s i c .
be more s e r i o u s a b o u t writing m u -
played bass on the a l b u m , caiegor i / e d il as "tree fairy m u s i c . ' It's light and has a m e l l o w feel b e c a u s e
W h i l e R e e d ' s p l a n s for ihe fulure
a n y t h i n g that I h a v e c o m p l e t e con-
"This next album will be more di-
c e s s of writing a s o n g is o n e that requires p e r s i s t e n c e and d e d i c a -
s a i d . "Joel P a t t e r s o n ( ' 0 1 ) . w h o
for the t i m e s p e n t . "
JOHN M. R
"Pally s i n g s for the gospel choir al I n d i a n a U n i v e r s i l y , w h i c h is
"It's difficult to c l a s s i f y the style of music on this a l b u m , " D o w n i e
said. "I c o u l d s p e n d j u s l as m u c h
I'll k n o w it when il
quitting, like m y m o m told m e I w o u l d . " he said. "I had started lo
tion of track 10 w h i c h w a s s u n g by Laura VaiiAnlwerp ( ' 0 2 ) .
" W h e n y o u w r i t e and p e r f o r m m u s i c and h a v e s o m e t h i n g lo s h o w for il, that m a k e s il s a t i s f y i n g , " he
' F a n f a r e ' are o n e s I
fected t h e m . " D o w n i e stressed thai the pro-
All songs on the album were written and p e r f o r m e d by D o w n i e and s u n g by Pally W a i k e l , D o w n i e ' s high school friend, with the e x c e p -
pull for R e e d b e c a u s e he c o n s i d e r s il a valuable w a y lo spend his time.
" M o s t of the tracks on
a l b u m , which she classified as a series of l o v e songs.
W r i t i n g and recording m u s i c is a
\ f a m i l y and f r i e n d s , and w a s
at B a k e r Book H o u s e on Nov. 20
was "Gossamer Kingdom - God, T i m e . C r i m e , and War," a collection of D o w n i e ' s musical gifts.
f a r e / s o I h o p e this o n e is jusl as well-received."
the singing I had done at church that
With the success of " D e v o t i o n s " N o r w o o d h o p e s lo record a second
as bass and d r u m s . W h a t resulted
said. "I got a g o o d response lo ' F a n -
In high school, R e e d played in
R e e d e x p l a i n s that he learned to write m u s i c by listening to it.
ally b e c a m e s e r i o u s about m u s i c , "
D o w n i e a l s o p i c k e d up b o t h ihe acoustic and electric guitar as well
cals," h e said.
S h e h o p e s to audition for an internship at Disney World w h e r e she will
to p r o m o t e the a l b u m .
"I feel this n e w p r o j e c t is more i n n o v a t i v e and m o r e p o l i s h e d , " he
for p e r f o r m i n g w e r e m a d e readily available to m e , " she said. "It w a s
voice lessons and that's w h e n I re-
the a l b u m next s u m m e r .
"I g o a b o u t il by l a y e r i n g the d r u m s , guitar and b a s s with the vo-
N o r w o o d will also g i v e a concert
at his studio in h o p e s of releasing
f o r m e d by R e e d .
native to the hard rock he had b e e n
high school and in c h u r c h . "In high school I started taking
" W h e n I had lo relearn p i a n o as a senior in high school I regrelled
of the m u s i c and vocals w e r e per-
N o r w o o d has started to look se-
Ben D o w n i e ( ' 0 2 ) still r e g r e t s
said. Reed plans lo re-record the tracks
riously at possible musical careers.
throughout elementary, middle, and
quilting p i a n o l e s s o n s al age 11.
ent u s e s for the S p a n i s h guitar," he
Reed r e c o r d e d the a l b u m in his multi-track studio in M i n n e s o t a . All
her hobby through her church. " A t c h u r c h , m u s i c and r e s o u r c e s
a y o u n g a g e . S h e s a n g in c h o i r s
Shania Twain, Celine Dion and Whitney Houslen.
be available at the H o p e G e n e v a Bookstore and Baker Book
" T h e songs on ihe album were inf l u e n c e d by iheir traditional m u s i c style and is b a s e d on f i n d i n g differ-
N o r w o o d also found an outlet for
N o r w o o d originally p l a n n e d to
when she w o n first place and Best of S h o w at All C o l l e g e S i n g h e r
m u s i c on ' F a n f a r e , ' " h e said. "It is a c o l l a g e of m a n y styles - s o m e of il is heavy and s o m e is lighter and
band. Il w a s then that R e e d b e g a n writing his o w n m u s i c as an alter-
m a k e the C D available lo only her
N o r w o o d ' s training paid off
second a l b u m m o r e p o p - o r i e n t e d . " N o r w o o d ' s s o p h o m o r e release
fies as a c o n c e p t album from his exp e r i e n c e s in Seville, Spain.
will include c o v e r s by Patsy Cline,
for Singers) w h e r e she w a s runneru p in slate c o m p e t i t i o n d u r i n g h e r j u n i o r year.
R e l e a s e d in late J u n e , " D e v o -
she said. "I received a s c h o l a r s h i p to pursue m u s i c that led m e h e r e . "
am interested in a wide range of m u sical styles and w a n t e d to m a k e the
usually il l a k e s a d i f f e r e n t direclion." Reed is in the process of recording a n e w a l b u m , which he classi-
the o r c h e s t r a a n d j a z z b a n d a n d then got i n v o l v e d in a hard rock
tions" includes songs familiar to the Christian faith su c h as " H o w G r e a t Thou A n . " N o r w o o d ' s vocal c a r e e r b e g a n at
" T h e r e is a variety of types of
" " D e v o t i o n s "
r a n P a r e "
b u m through a friend in his h o m e t o w n w h o o w n s his o w n s t u d i o . D o w n i e has written 4 0 songs which have been recorded and copyrighted. One was recorded on a compilation a l b u m in Fori W a y n e and received s o m e airplay on local stations. "I d o n ' t really k n o w w h e r e my m u s i c will lake m e . " D o w n i e said. "I do it primarily for f u n , b e c a u s e it's a g o o d habit. M y one hope is
and you still like it, then you k n o w it is a g o o d s o n g . " D o w n i e e n j o y s a variety of m u sical g r o u p s , r a n g i n g f r o m Pink Floyd to the B e a t l e s and T a l k i n g Heads. "Listening lo m u s i c has a l w a y s been a great s o u r c e of e n j o y m e n t for m e , " he said. "It's very f r e e i n g and has done so much for me. I want
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the recording studio." Downie recorded "Gossamer
D o w n i e h o p e s lo g o lo m e d i c a l school upon graduation from Hope. "Ideally I ' d love to d o s o m e t h i n g with music, but it's a risk," he said.
"It m a k e s it all w o r t h it w h e n s o m e o n e tells m e that they liked my
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that I could m a k e some c o n n e c t i o n s through Dave, my friend w h o o w n s
K i n g d o m " primarily for his f r i e n d s and family and d o e s not plan lo release it professionally.
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" M u s i c is a g o o d habit, it p r o d u c e s s o m e t h i n g that others can appreciate."
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N o Cause for A l a r m If y o u ' r e looking at it f r o m a religious perspective, the end of l e world at midnight, Jan. 1, 2 0 0 0 compares to getting engaged on Valentine's Day or Christmas; it's just too predictable. Sure people do it all the time, but the way I figure it, G o d ' s smarter than that. It would be a lot more creative to end the world some random Wednesday morning in March o r m a y b e even December 27, to try to catch those people who think they can get away with their last wild rendezvous. W h e n I was a kid, I used to sit in the hard w o o d e n p e w at church and wonder what would h a p p e n if the world would end right then, at that exact moment, in the middle of the sermon my mind w a s wandering f r o m . I imagined a oud rumble, the roof of the church just being peeled back, lots of bright lights, and scared people - the whole kit and caboodle. I used to have a Sunday School teacher w h o would tell us that w e should be excited and praying for the end of the world - f o r J e s u s ' return to earth. I always felt guilty because I was only 10 years old and all I wanted to do w a s g r o w up, go to college, get married, have kids - h a v e a full life. 1 secretly pleaded with G o d , just
hold out until I'm an old and content lady looking back upon my long, full life. T h e truth is. n o n e of us really know w h a t ' s going on, and if the world did end on N e w Years Day, 2000, there's not a whole lot any of us could say to c h a n g e anything. I really w o u l d n ' t want to know either. I hate those " w h a t i f questions that ask what you what would do today if you knew you were g o i n g to die tomorrow. M y first inclination is to say I would spend the entire day with everyone I ' v e ever cared about, kind of like a funeral b e f o r e a
funeral. But like a funeral, it w o u l d just be too sad — lots of crying and feeling sorry for myself. I really w o u l d n ' t want that either. So, m a y b e I would just try to live like normal, but h o w could I, knowing everything I was doing would be my last? T h e only w a y this approach could work would be to honestly not k n o w it w a s c o m i n g - not k n o w it w a s my last slice of pizza, my last hug with a friend, last time dancing to my favorite J a m e s Taylor song. Last year on the w a y to a friends house, driving d o w n the h i g h w a y by myself, I was listening to the radio, not really thinking about anything in particular, w h e n I tried to c h a n g e the station. But no matter what button I pushed, the only reception I could get w a s o n e of fire and brimstone pastors. At first I w a s just c o n f u s e d , but after pushing every preset station button and turning the knob all the w a y to the left and all the w a y to the right, and still hearing the s a m e angry m a n , I began to panic. 1 honestly started scanning the sky, thinking this w a s really the end, it w a s all c o m i n g d o w n to m e in my c a r driving down the
He points out the n u m e r o u s b o o k s written on Y2K, the n u m b e r of traveling speakers, and advertisements in Christian magazines as evidence of their alarm. " S o m e folks are saying o n e of the reasons you need to be prepared is so when your neighbor i s n ' t prepared you can witness to them," Sack said. Looking off of H o p e ' s c a m p u s it's easy to find at least one person w h o believes Y 2 K will be a catastrophic end and will affect people worldwide: G a r y North, w h o holds his Ph.D. in history. On his w e b page (http://garynorth.com), he tells of how our g o v e r n m e n t is unprepared and people are unready f o r what awaits them in the year 2000. 41 At 12 midnight, on January 1, 2000 (a Saturday morning), most of the world's m a i n f r a m e c o m p u t e r s will either shut d o w n o r begin spewing out bad data. Most of the world's desktop c o m p u t e r s will also start spewing out bad data. Tens of millions — possibly hundreds of millions — of p r e - p r o g r a m m e d computer chips will begin to shut down the systems they automatically control. T h i s will create a nightmare for every area of life, in every region of the industrialized world," according to N o r t h ' s w e b page. North points to President Clinton's Feb. 8, 1998 executive
order that set u p a commission to coordinate the year 2 0 0 0 repairs of the United States government and the contingency plans British government has created in case public utilities shut down. H e also asks the rhetorical question, "If the Year 2000 Problem were not a very serious problem, why would he (the president) do this?" Sack points out that North isn't mainstream in his beliefs. " H e is obviously an extreme case," Sack said. "I think the m o r e central issue is Y 2 K instead of the turn of the millennium itself." H e backs u p this point by stating that the turning of the millennium only m e a n s anything to Christians, but a w o r l d w i d e computer failure threatens everyone. " O n l y a Christian might be worried about the second c o m i n g , but e v e r y o n e ' s worried about Y 2 K , " Sack said. Sack, and assistant professor of religion Jeff Tyler, point out that despite the year, it's not really 2 0 0 0 years since Christ's birth. Both point out that Christ was probably b o m a f e w years b e f o r e people thought. "Jesus was b o m s o m e t i m e b e f o r e Christ," Tyler said. H e also points out that even if w e do follow the calendar as w e
k n o w it, that it is at least 10 days off. " T h e calendar worked out by the Romans, with the leap year, didn't exactly work out. After 1600 years it was really off " T^ler said. " T h e Pope decreed they would just leap ahead 10 days. On Oct. 4, 1582 he decreed the next day would be Oct. 15, 1582. This w a s actually helpful." T^ler also explained that not every country complied with the Pope's decree and kept their calendar the same. O n e of those country's was England, w h o remained 10 days behind the rest of the world until the 1700's. "Imagine crossing the channel, now that's a big time change," Tyler said with a smile. H e also points out that the year 1000 didn't h a v e the hype that 2000 is getting. "If y o u ' r e in Europe, most people c o u l d n ' t read and didn't k n o w what year it was," Tyler said. " T h e r e w e r e certain monks and m e m b e r s of the church keeping an eye on this and believed the end could be c o m i n g . " Tyler isn't worried too m u c h about the end of the millennium. " I don't think it ends u p being the end of the world to most people. Y 2 K ends u p being m o r e of a party to most people," he said.
h i g h w a y alone. T h e n I hit a b u m p and D a v e M a t t h e w s was blaring at m e again. I chilled out and laughed, surprised that I w o u l d j u m p to irrational conclusions. So, no, I d o n ' t think w e have a lot to worry about at the turn of the century, because m a y b e it will happen, probably it w o n ' t , and even if it did, would you want to spend all the c o m i n g months trying to deal with it? T o m o r r o w ' s next crisis is not worth ruining today over. It sounds cliche"ish," but s h o u l d n ' t w6 always be living like it's 1999?
" T h e w o r l d will c r a s h
It's the end of the wo
'Like ' A r m a g e d d o n ' the
"It will e n d w h e n G o d
How do you think the world wil
"I d o n ' t think a b o u t it
into the sun b e c a u s e of a
comes back, but I don't
m o v i e , with t h e a s t e r o i d a n d
m u c h , b u t I g u e s s the w a y
c a u s e the w o r l d w o n ' t b e a b l e
decaying orbit." — D a n Bruggers ('03)
k n o w w h e n that will b e . "
t h e b i b l e s a y s with the 4
to sustain the n u m b e r of
H o r s e m e n of the A p o c a -
people." — T i m Folkert ( ' 0 3 )
—Sarah Pedley ('01)
—Stephanie Salveter ('03)
lypse." —Joel Mero ('03)
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With the turn of the millennium, and the allegedly crippling computer bug that accompanies it, people h a v e been turning their thoughts to the end of the world m o r e often than usual. Specifically, w h e n will it occur, what will happen, and does the year 2000 h a v e anything to do with it? T h e s e questions have been circulating on H o p e ' s c a m p u s just as they h a v e been in the rest of the world. Here is a look at what some students think are answers to the questions. W h e n will it h a p p e n ? The overwhelming response a m o n g H o p e students, is that there is no w a y of k n o w i n g w h e n the world will end. ,4 1 h a v e no clue when the world will e n d , " said M e r e d i t h B u l k e l y ('03). 4 T h e Bible says it will c o m e like a thief in the night." Other students e c h o this biblical view of the end. " G o d never specified a time, I think there is no w a y of k n o w i n g , " said M a r k F o r e m a n ( m Looking at it f r o m a scientific perspective, Will Weiss ( ' 0 3 ) speculates that it might c o m e in " 4 or 5 billion years." Of course, many students place the end of the world on a low priority level. " I t ' l l h a p p e n w h e n it h a p p e n s . W o r r y i n g a b o u t it w o n ' t do a n y thing." said Dave Yang ( ' 0 2 ) S a m a n t h a Sandro ( ' 0 2 ) d o e s n ' t care when it c o m e s , "as long as it's
not on Pull day." In addition to when, another important question is what will bring about the end of the world, and h o w will it h a p p e n ? T h e majority of Hope students see it as a spiritual event: a turning point w h e n G o d will fully reveal himself to the world. Bulkely points to the popular " L e f t B e h i n d " series of books as a p o s s i b l e description of w h a t will happen. S h e says that the b o o k s ' description of a future when all the Christians are taken a w a y by God, so that mass chaos ensues a m o n g the remaining people, seems possible. S o m e view the events at the end of the world as a day of j u d g e m e n t . t4 We will go before God in judgement. I d o n ' t think there will be physical bodies rising from the dead, but w e will go before God in a spiritual sense," Foreman said. "Jesus will come back and award those who have been faithful," adds D a n e Splinter ('02). Weiss thinks that the world might simply end with the sun burning out. "It's definitely a theoretical possibility," he said. T h e probability of the end of the world happening on the year 2000, or having anything to do with the computer bug, seems very unlikely to most students. C o u r t n e y G r e e n ( ' 0 3 ) calls the Y 2 K s c e n a r i o " j u s t a b u n c h of hype." S a n d r o thinks " p e o p l e are just wigged out." As far as people who are dead set
I'll level with you. I d o n ' t really think the world's going to end in the year 2000. I d o n ' t foretell any wrath of God or c o m p u t e r failures that plunge our world into chaos and armageddon. But I will argue that w e will see s o m e m a j o r problems caused by the switch to the next century. Life as we know It will be changed dramatically: people will live differently, the structure of our country's political and e c o n o m i c face will undergo transformation, and will be subject to n u m e r o u s Y 2 K fallout problems we h a v e n ' t even conceived of yet. And all this is d u e to o n e crucial element in the mix: People are stupid. Honestly. We are idiots by nature. Take a good long look at our society, and be disgusted. T h e United States is a nuclear superpower with 4 8 percent illiteracy. Can w e hold out any hope f o r the next century when people in this century still watch Dukes of Hazard reruns? We are trusting in the American people to be calm b e f o r e Y2K. But, remember w e are talking about people, adults mind you, w h o were reduced to tears w h e n they heard that the Ty corporation w a s ending its production of Beanie Babies. Is a nation where Meatloaf is still routinely heard on radio stations across the country ready for the shape of things to c o m e ? W e ' r e even idiots when it c o m e s to the future itself. Can w e expect anything but total p a n d e m o n i u m rising f r o m those w h o s o m e h o w thought they would look hip if they purchased o n e of those "01-01-00: Where were y o u ? " shirts at Meijier? T h e people of America are definitely incapable of dealing with the year 2000. We are just too d a m stupid, and this m e a n s big trouble f o r o u r nation. We are setting ourselves u p for e c o n o m i c problems. I expect that the Y 2 K bug will m a k e little to no impact. But the ignorance of the average American will on the year 2000 being the end of time, " M a y b e they're right. M a y b e not," said Court Buchanan ( ' 0 0 ) . This notion of not knowing anything f o r sure about the end of the world is c o m m o n among Hope students. "I d o n ' t know when or what will happen," said Buchanan, "but I do know that God will be with us, regardless." " I t ' s not s o m e t h i n g I e v e r thought about m u c h , " Weiss said, echoing another c o m m o n response to the end of the world. In general, Hope students are not worried about the end of the world
shine through and ruin the e c o n o m y f o r us. Average Joe Sixpack, after watching his favorite episode filled with those Duke B o y s ' adventures â€” you know, the episode where the boys drive around country backroads being chased by the h u m o r o u s southern policemen â€” decides that m a y b e he better d r o p out of the stock market or pull his m o n e y f r o m the credit union, " C a u s e the reverlations of God are a c o m i n ' . " And h e ' s not the only one. People are so misinformed about this c o m i n g n e w year, that hysteria will s w e e p our nation's economy. People act on fear, and this is no exception. Bank accounts will be closed d o w n in favor of mattresses; stock prices will drop as people sell off their stocks to be safe. In o u r individual worry over being fiscally sound, w e will u n d e r m i n e the e c o n o m i c security of the United States. Also, w e must expect people to be a bit unbalanced by the centurial shift. Frankly, I ' m not looking f o r w a r d to the first headlines reading, " M a n drives grain c o m b i n e over school crosswalk, threshes and kills 15" o r " W o m a n spends over $ 2 4 , 0 0 0 on canned c o m . " I expect that the stories that we'll actually read will be ten times m o r e violent and idiotic than what w e imagine. H u m a n s are by nature foolish this way. T h e year 2 0 0 0 is similar to an o d o m e t e r turning over to 100,000 miles. Yeah, there'll be s o m e tune ups necessary, and it w o w s everybody at the time, but five miles down the road it will be forgotten. Unfortunately f o r us, most people are too d u m b to understand this, and will instead spend the new y e a r ' s eve huddling inside their concrete bunker with a loaded doublegauge and a cold can of string cut green beans. T h e y ' l l probably be watching taped episodes of the Dukes of Hazard as well. coming anytime soon. Students seem to be preoccupied with other issues; things like c l a s s e s , studies, f r i e n d s , and frivolity keep H o p e ' s camp u s f o c u s e d on the p r e s e n t , rather than on chilling visions of the earth cleansed in G o d ' s fire, the 4 four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and the sun's decay. Green isn't concerned about a "big Armageddon blow up day. T h e end of our lives, when w e go to live with our Lord, is the end of the world for each of us," she said.
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C l u b offers off-the-cuff c o m e d y ART AND SOUL JANE B A S T
Sara E. Lamers
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H i d d e n profits Like many oihers trying lo earn sonic cxira money lo olTsel ihe expense of earning a degree al Hope, 1 spent my summer working. Wishing I had a few exira hours of sleep, each morning I drove lo ihe hospital in my hometown where I worked as a medical records file clerk. The hours were ideal, my coworkers were friendly, and ihe pay was adequate. Bui by I ale July I learned thai I could never spend the rest of my life filing, copying, faxing, and stapling. Sure, in the grand scheme of things of things my j o b was somehow important, bul il wasn't overly satisfying. As I gol lo know my coworkers heller. I was often asked about my future plans. Surely I'm noi the only college studeni who has heard ihe infamous "What do you wanl lo do after graduation?" I responded lo such inquiries with, " I'm an English major with a writing emphasis and I want lo go lo graduate school lo earn an MFA in creative writing.'' This was generally met with a quizzical look or a blank slare, followed by, "You wanl lo write? What for?" Looking back. I realize il was not fair lo blame them for their confusion. After all, a poem or a story cannot cure cancer. Each day I find myself fighting a battle thai all creative venturers must face at some point - proving that whal ihey do matters. I must come up with a convincing response to " W h y do you write?" Not only do I often feel required to justify whal I do to oihers, but to myself as well. I have to know that somehow what I do matters. I was able lo talk with three musicians aboul their interest in
performing and songwriting and discuss how their hobby could possibly evolve into a career. I found il interesting that each of these highly motivated and talented individuals doubt their addiction could ever turn into something profitable. They know the music business is risky and unstable, that no matter how much talent one may have, making il big often involves meeting the right person and gelling lucky. Yet despite this, they continue lo pour their efforts into fiddling with lyrics and guitar riffs. Somehow, what they do brings satisfaction, provides an outlet for creativity, or captures an experience. Somehow m u s k matters. My boyfriend, who coincidentally also happens to be a musician, spent his summer managing a painting crew for College Pro Painters. He spent long hours doing house estimates, training painters, buying supplies, and cursing his pager. I watched as he sacrificed sleep and leisure lime lo make a buck. While he may have earned quite a bil of that well-loved green paper, was all the stress worth it? Was he really doing something he enjoyed? Too often we worry about how our efforts will profit us, bul we forget aboul the other profits that result from our talents. As we consider our career palhs, shouldn't our first concern be whether whal we do brings us a sense of satisfaction, a sense of meaning? Like Ben Downie ('02), Joni Norwood ('00). and John Reed ('01). I am not certain where my writing interests will lake me, bul I'm not worried. Regardless of whal I end up doing with my degree, I will continue lo write, lo do whal gives me a sense of meaning, lo do what matters.
Vanderprov. Hope's improv comedy iroupe, returns for its second season p r o m i s i n g s t u d e n t s " E x treme Dutch Comedy." The team practices short-form improv. This is the style of acting found on A B C ' s "Whose Line is il A n y w a y ? " Short-form is based on games that the team develops into comedy sketches through ihe help of audience participation. There are no scripts, props or costumes. Team members must create their jokes on the spot. V a n d e r p r o v h o l d s w e e k l y rehearsals Wednesday nights from 10 to 11:30 p.m. in the basement of Durfee Hall. According lo Vanderprov m e m ber Eric Bruns ('01), improv requires a great deal of spunk and practice. Team members develop characters, scene building skills, and the comedic liming which is fundamental to its success. Like any team, the skill of individual members adds lo its versatility. 44 We all have different strengths," said Vanderprov member Rebecca DeVries ('00). DeVries, Kara Burk ( ' 0 0 ) and Josh Tibbe ('01) are the
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S T R I K E A P O S E : Kara Burk ('00), Rebecca DeVries COO), Josh Spalsbury (902)f Eric Bruns (y01), Dan Lannin ('01), Josh Tibbe ('01), and Chandlar Pohl ('00) showcase their Vanderprov t-shirts. character actors of the team. "I make a good ihree-legged animal," Tibbe joked. Bruns and Josh Spalsbury ( ' 0 2 ) provide Vanderprov's physical comedy. But Bruns explained that every team member must have an anchor, a person who can do it all. For Vanderprov, that m e m b e r is Dan Lannin ('01). Like many Vanderprov members, he had little improv experience un-
Photo courtesy of Eric Bruns
C L O W N I N G A R O U N D : Vanderprov encourages students to check out the club at practices on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. in the Durfee Hall basement. They hope to hold their first performance in the next three to four weeks.
til the team's formation one year ago. " W h a t Lannin lacks in experience, he makes up for in creativity," Bruns said. "His wide range of skills g l u e s the y o u n g t e a m together." Bruns feels that while Vanderprov's delivery is at times unschooled, the troupe nonetheless has great potential. "Overall, the team produces very physically active and highly creative performances," he said. Vanderprov's Wednesday night rehearsals are open to the public. Said Tibbe, "People can come and try it, or they can just watch." The team also gives several fulllength shows throughout the year. "We have not set a date for our first performance," Bruns said. "We hope to have the first show in three to four weeks, and we encourage students to watch for signs around campus." Each show is free. For students unsure if they have w h a t it t a k e s to j o i n ihe t e a m , V a n d e r p r o v e n c o u r a g e s them to come to a Wednesday rehearsal. "You d o n ' t have to be funny," said Burns. " I ' m not stand-up comedy funny. I'm here because I can come up with the unexpected."
Opus staff reaches o u t t o campus SARA E LAMERS intermission editor
Photo courtesy of Eric Bruns
One of the main goals for Opus editor Craig Tommola ('00) will be lo increase awareness of Opus, and lo hold more events that all of the campus can participate in this year. "We wanl to get as many people involved in some aspect of Opus as possible," he said. "Whether il be through submitting writing or art work, attending readings, or jusl picking up the magazine, we wanl everyone to find something of interest." Tommola and his returning staff are confident that the success of lasi year's publication combined with the freshness of new members will help them achieve this goal. "It's exciting with the new staff because they have so many great ideas and add a new dimension to Opus," said Katie Bode ('02). In years past, most of the submissions have been writing, but Opus
wants to encourage art students to submit as well. Opus will accept everything from photography and painting lo drawing and graphic design. "We wanl anything thai can be printed on paper," Tommola said. "This will be one way we can reach out to a wider sector of the campus." Another way Opus hopes to increase exposure lo literature and art is through their monthly readings. T h e r e a d i n g s will be d o n e in open-mic style and anyone interested in sharing their work simply needs lo attend the event and sign up to read. "This is a great way to create awareness of the writing on campus and is also a lime when students can meet and talk to other writers," Bode said. The first reading will lake place on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. on the sixth floor of the Western Seminary Library.
In addition to the readings, the staff h o p e s to hold O p u s j a m s , where those with musical interest can share their talents. Bolh Tommola and Bode feel last y e a r ' s m a g a z i n e s were well received by the campus. They look forward to publishing quality work again ibis year. "Last year we were able to incorporate many different people's writing." Bode said. "While we had lo be selective about whal to publish, we were able to publish great fiction. nonfiction, and poetry." The first deadline for submissions is Thursday, Oct. 14. The group hopes to have submission forms available in the English Department on the third floor of Lubbers Hall sometime next week. They plan lo have the first magazine available during exam week in December. A n y o n e i n t e r e s t e d in j o i n i n g Opus should contact Tommola for meeting information at 494-0577.
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C o l e n b r a n d e r sisters m a k e p a r f o r H o p e a daughter to wateh, but says "it herself, Ellen is glad to have her won't ehange in that I won't have a sibling on the Hope team. "It's been really fun so far havdaughter to play golf with." According to Ellen and Emily, the ing Emily here. We hang out a lot t o g e t h e r , continuing love of the game is due to their parents, who especially during the summer, i n t r o d u c e d t h e m to t h e so i t ' s kind of g a m e w h e n they w e r e y o u n g . G r o w i n g up, the nice to be able to continue spendColenbranders belonged to ing time with her C l e a r b r o o k G o l f C l u b in Saugatuck. and would play at school." EMILY Ellen also said together as a family often. W h i l e both girls played w h e n she's surprised how many people they w e r e y o u n g e r , neither o n e know that she and Emily are resthrted playing seriously until they lated. "Everyone always comments entered high school. After two years on the team by 'Oh, you have a sister on the team.
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For the past six seasons, the Flying Dulch golf learn has nol been without a Colenbrander. In 1994. A n n e C o l e n b r a n d e r (*97) began the family trend of playing for the Hope golfers, and in 1997, she got to share her senior year with her younger sister Ellen ('00). Now, as Ellen enters her junior year, she is joined on the team by the youngest of the three sisters, Emily Colenbrander ('03). Their father. Dan Colenbrander, said it might feel a little strange when Emily graduates to not have
don't y o u ? ' " Ellen said. "I really don't care when people call me Ellen, b e c a u s e s h e ' s so good," Emily said. Emily was so certain of her desire to attend Hope College, that she didn't even apply anywhere else. She also knew right away that she wanted to play golf here, but ELLEN she adds, "Knowing that Ellen was on the team made me want to play even more." When asked why she chose Hope, Ellen said, "I always wanted to go to Hope, even if it wasn't just
to play golf." Now, as a junior, she's glad she made the decision that she did. because Hope has "lots of other opportunities besides golf." After talking with their parents, the Colenbranders said they were raised with the freedom to decide for themselves what it was that they enjoyed. Mr. C o l e n b r a n d e r states, "We never tried to force them to do anything." According to Mrs. Colenbrander, everyone has their own likes and dislikes. Golf just happens to be "something we really enjoy doing as a family."
Men's golf holds up t o test at C o m e t Classic Classic, where Hope shot a 605, Emory a 611, and Olivet a 616. Scores from the match do not however figure into league standings. "That was a pretty big tour, there were some teams that came to check out the course that wouldn't normally be there," Eric Wohfield ('02) said. Wohfield went on to point out that Emory wouldn't usually compete in the event, but since it's the site of nationals this year they probably chose to attend to preview the course. The men were able to duplicate their s t r o n g p e r f o r m a n c e at the C o m e t Classic the next week at Defiance, where they went up 13 more strokes on Olivet. "We're up 33 strokes on Olivet.
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The men's golf team has spent the last two years narrowing the gap b e t w e e n t h e m and l e a g u e rival Olivet. For the first time in years the Flying Dutchmen are in control. A big reason for Hope's lead, was the m e n ' s strong p e r f o r m a n c e at Albion on Sept. 14, where they went up on Olivet by 20 strokes enroute to winning the match. " T h a i ' s a big deal, b e c a u s e it gives us a 20 stroke j u m p on Olivet, who has won the league the last eight years," said coach Bob Ebels. Hope also defeated Emory and Olivet Sept. 10 and 11 at the Comet
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think his team has the opportunity to defeat Olivet for the first time in years. "If our guys can play head to head with them the rest of the way, we'll be in pretty good shape to win the conference, but a lot of things have to happen."
Wednesday. "If we can play well at Bedford Valley or gain a few strokes it will give us confidence for the year. This is a key match with the team that won the MIAA (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association) last year," he said.
The defeat has sparked some talk of a possible run at the conference title. "A lot of it began with our first match, beating Olivet by so much really shocked us. On the van back home we re-evaluated our goals. We have a heck of a shot at winning the championship," Wohfield said. Everett Leonard ('03) agrees with Wohfield's evaluation. "Our goals are to win the conference and beat Olivet and at least get to nationals and put a good showing up," he said. Despite the team's early confidence and high goals Ebels keeps everything in perspective. "We have six remaining matches and they're all important."
W o m e n s soccer holds high goals we have always had as a team," cocaptain Katie Markan ('00) said. The team is hoping to take some of that dedication and enthusiasm to the field this year as they look to come up with a fourth consecutive winning season. Head coach Paul Rosenbrook has .reason to boast — he's got 16 returning letter winners, including four who received All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association honors. The Flying Dutch currently have a 2-4 record, which could be due in part to the team's youth. The team is hoping to improve upon their record this week. Saturday, Sept. 25
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This s u m m e r ' s Women's World Cup sparked an interest unseen before in w o m e n ' s soccer and that has carried over to the Hope College team. Their locker room is covered with sports posters, quotes, and autographs of the infamous team, along with the m o t i v a t i o n a l , " f i r e up Dutch." "While it was awesome to watch the World Cup. I think that a lot of our m o t i v a t i o n and i n s p i r a t i o n comes from (Hope's) winning tradition. We focus on the strength that
marks the start of M I A A league play for Hope as they face Olivet, who lied for second last year. "Our main goal this season is to play with heart. We don't want to have any regrets when we walk off the field," co-captain Amy Vincent ('00) said. Olivet isn't the only challenge the team will face this week. The team is also highly motivated to have a good season according to Markan. "A big factor this year is that the M I A A champion will receive an automatic berth into the N C A A championship tournament. That is a real motivator," Markan said. Markan also feels the team has a lot of potential. "We've got incredible talent just wailing to break out." she said.
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"I w a s like. What's this pull thing?" he said. "After the first day of practice, something grabs you, motivates you." Jerdon was involved in football and wrestling in high school and considered himself in very good physical c o n d i t i o n . But nothing could prepare Jerdon for the training and activity before him. "It's the toughest thing I've ever done in my life. My limits were pushed higher than I thought possible." The basis and intensity of Pull is the same for Jerdon's second year, although he said, "Right away you know what you're getting yourself
into and the team bonding is there quicker." Pull teams are often described as family, a group of 40 pullers and moralers and coaches who eat together, work together, and generally spend three weeks centering around each o t h e r and w o r k i n g toward common goals. "We go through a lot together. We go through things other people on campus just wouldn't understand," Jerdon said. Pull can be a surprising day for parents as well. Many parents of pullers are surprised when they actually witness the intensity of the tug-of-war.
"My mom just stood there in terror," Jerdon said. "My dad thought it was really neat, he wished he could have done something like that when he was young." During the three weeks prior to Pull Day, Oct. 3, pullers spend every day from 3 to 6:00 in practice, as well as all day on Saturdays. The exact practice methods and routine are kept quiet; the rivalry between the Even and Odd teams remains strong. " T h e rivalry is s e r i o u s , " said Jerdon. "When you're doing heaves on Pull Day, you know the other teams hands are on fire. It's hurt or be hurt."
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SEX IX UP: A Hope volleyball player makes a set in last weekends tournament.
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For the second weekend in a row, the Hope College volleyball team split matches against their opponents and finished third in their own tournament. Their two win, two loss w e e k e n d put t h e i r o v e r a l l record to 4-8. "There was definite improvement from last week, especially from our younger players," said head coach Maureen O d l a n d - D u n n . " L a u r a Hahnfeld ( ' 0 3 ) really stood out, having the highest hitting percentage in each match." The Flying Dutch started their weekend off against OhioWesleyan with an impressive victory, 1512, 15-13, 15-13. "We c a m e out s t r o n g a g a i n s t them," said Odland-Dunn. "Looking back, it was our best match of the tournament. Everyone played well." The team's next match against SUNY-Cortland. however, proved to be a bit more challenging. Hope lost the match 7-15, 7-15, 10-15. "Cortland was a stronger team, but we didn't play our best," said Odland-Dunn. "One thing we have to work on is getting our right men-
tal f o c u s so we can play belter against the stronger teams." The Flying Dutch defeated M1AA rival Albion in their third match, 15-7, 15-9, 15-8, but then fell to the tournament champion Wise-Whitewater team, 2-15,5-15, 3-15 in their final match. " A g a i n , a s it w a s a g a i n s t Cortland, we weren't mentally prepared to play a stronger t e a m , " Odland-Dunn said. In regards to individual achievements, Heather Velting ( ' 0 0 ) was voted to the all-tournament team for the second straight weekend. "She's by far the strongest player on the team," Odland-Dunn said. "She always has the highest statis.tics, the most kills and the most digs." A c c o r d i n g to O d l a n d - D u n n , Veiling and Kim Grotenhuis ('01) are doing what they need to do as the team's captains and leaders. " T h e y ' r e doing an excellent job, but the team's just not quite where it needs to be yet," Odland-Dunn said. The Flying Dutch will continue their season at home tonight against A l m a , and will t r a v e l to p l a y against Olivet and Defiance this weekend.
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P O W E R C U T T E R : Running back Eric Nichols (yOO) runs through a DePauw tackier, in Hope's 27-21 loss Saturday.
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Hope football coach Dean Kreps knows that h e ' s got a w e a p o n in q u a r t e r b a c k J . D . Graves ('01). Graves, starting only his second official game, completed 15-of-32 passes for 193 yards, including o n e t o u c h d o w n p a s s and o n e touchdown run. U n f o r t u n a t e l y for the Flying Dutchmen, Graves' performance w a s n ' t e n o u g h as Hope fell to DePauw, 27-21, in front of 2,150 at Holland Municipal Stadium. "Anytime J.D. has the ball he's dangerous," Kreps said. "But he's got to sit in the pocket a little more. He's also got to learn when to slide and when to take the hit." While Graves had his second s t r a i g h t solid p e r f o r m a n c e , it wasn't enough for the Hope team who had several critical mistakes. Several Flying Dutchmen receivers dropped passes and penalties stalled several drives.
"We keep shooting ourselves in the foot, we need to cut out our own mistakes," Kreps said. " W e ' v e got to learn how to have poise under pressure. W e ' v e got to be disciplined. Our f r a m e of mind has to better in those situations." Hope took the lead in the first quarter behind a 1-yard Graves run. A 25-yard touchdown pass to Brian Adloff ('00) and a 45-yard Eric Nichols ('00) touchdown run, gave the Flying Dutchmen a 2113 lead entering the fourth quarter. But a s ' t h e Hope mistakes started mounting, the DePauw offense started clicking. D e P a u w scored two late fourth q u a r t e r touchdowns to take the lead, as the Flying Dutchmen offense struggled to find the endzone one more time. Late in the game, the DePauw offensive line took over, giving the Tiger offense plenty of time to operate. "They gave him all kinds of
C r o s s c o u n t r y t e a m s p r e p a r e f o r seasons C. VAN DE BUNXE staff r e p o r t e r
Hope College fall sports are in lull spring and one of the leaders this season is the cross country t e a m s . B o t h t h e m e n ' s and women's teams have had promising starts and are looking forward to productive and competitive seasons. This year's w o m e n ' s team is led by co-captains Jenny Ernst ('00) and Ann Zeneberg ('00). The team looks promising according to head coach Mark Northius. "The team is developing on a daily basis," Northius said. He also added that with hard work and commitment the teams will k e e p i m p r o v i n g . H e a l s o added that with a little more mental t o u g h n e s s the team will be competitive in the Michigan Inter-
They finished second at the Hope collegiate Athletic Association. I n v i t a t i o n a l , and f o u r t h at the The team is led by its captains, North Central Invitational. one of whom, Jenny Ernst ( ' 0 0 ) Leading the way for the m e n ' s was an all-America distance runteam are co-captains Paul Berke ner for track last year, and some ('00), Joe veteran Ve I d m a n contribumore Right now we ( ' 0 1 ) and tors. Look J e f f s room people in the t for proK a u f m an ductive does. than the faptba COO). seasons hilds ('01) / â€˘â€”Garet Besides from Jami try Runner Cross C the captains G r a n t l o o k for r 0 1 ) , other runners to challenge for the Nicole Reynolds ('01) and Sara top positions this year including Schripsema ('02). This year's Dylan Wade ( ' 0 2 ) and G a r e t t team will also have at least three Childs('Ol). strong newcomers vying for the The team also features a strong lead in Kristen Post ('03), Katie group of newcomers of whom Lee Veldman ('03) and Janice Greca Kissel ('03), Joe Phillips ('03) and ('03). Jeremiah Saier ('03) look promisWith t w o m e e t s u n d e r th e ir belts, the team is looking to improve upon an already good start.
ing. The m e n ' s team is especially
strong this year being called, "one of the strongest of the decade," by Northius. Evidence of the strength was apparent early in the season as they won the Hope Invitational and finished second to last year's national champion at the North Central Invitational. They will look to compete for the conference championship this season. " T h e o u t l o o k f o r the s e a s o n looks good," Childs said. He also mentions that rival Calvin will be the team's biggest contender and that the team will be very good as long as they stay healthy. "Right now we have more people in the trainer's room than the football team does," Childs said. Both teams will start their regular seasons at the M I A A Jamboree in Adrian at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25.
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time, and when he doesn't have to scramble around he is going to throw the quick passes and complete t h e m . " Kreps said. "That was the difference in the game." The Flying Dutchmen fall to 02 on the season. "More than anything we had a b u n c h of m e n t a l m i s t a k e s . Graves said. "We needed a win and we needed a good feeling. It would have been nice to be 1-1 but w e ' 11 just have to regroup and be ready for next week." Graves w a s n ' t the only Hope player with a solid performance Nichols finished with 163 yards rushing, the second week in a row that he has topped the 100-yard mark. Brent Merchant ('00) fin ished with f i v e catches for 59 yards, and Adloff had four catches for 54 yards. Todd Tester ( ' 0 0 ) led the de f e n s e with 13 tackles, and Ted Patrick ('00) had nine. The Flying Dutchmen will next travel to Illinois Wesleyan, Saturday at I p.m.
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Published on Feb 21, 2013