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Mark Charles, "Reconciliation: How Teachings f r o m a 2,000 yearold Book can Bring Healing to a 500 year-old W o u n d " Dimnent 9:55 a.m. Fellowship



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Voices of Reconciliation: a panel discussion Dimnent Focus o n Reconciliation with Miroslav Volf DeWitt Theatre 1 p.m. Sessions



Peter Cha, Multicultural Education for Reconciliation: Assesssing Different Models Wichers Auditorium, Nykerk Mark Charles, An Apology, an Appropriations Bill, and a Conversation that Never Happened DeWitt Theatre Gillian G r a n n u m , Workshop: Resolution and Reuniion: Jazz, Faith and Reconciliation Dimnent Daniel Philpott, "Is Reconciliation in Politics Possible? O n the Meaning of Justice in the Wake of Massive Injustice" Maas Auditorium Ernest Cole and Virginia Beard, Contested Memory, Contested Narratives: The Dynamics of Reconciliation in Post(?)-Conflict Societies W i n a n t s Auditorium, Graves 2:15 Department Sessions

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"Not a spectator sport," said Gonzales w h o are different. Such questions pertained not only to people f r o m the Middle East, but people f r o m our o w n communities; not only how to unde rs ta nd Islam, but how to unde rs ta nd violence, hunger, and broken relationships a m o n g other problems in today's world. Gonzales stressed the choice that m u s t be m a d e by each individual in order for reconciliation to begin. "This is really not the world in which we elected to live," said Gonzales, "so what do we do about it? D o we stand on the sidelines and criticize? O r is there a different option for us, in particular for those of us w h o are Christians?" Gonzales said Christians are called to "act as ambassadors of reconciliation." To help H o p e students b e c o m e such ambassadors, a multitude of speakers and a few performers will present their take on t h e subject of reconciliation. Each CIS event will express its own unique


Reconciliation. It's a big word, but what does it mean for students at H o p e College? This year the annual Critical Issues Symposium (CIS), which begins Wednesday at 9 a.m., is titled "Reconciliation: H o p e in a Divided World." Reconciliation may not be t h o u g h t of as the world's m o s t urgent issue of the day; in fact, it may not seem like its own issue at all. But certainly occurrences of the international community— namely, problems that cause our world to be divided—ignite the need for reconciliation. It became clear to the CIS c o m m i t t e e that reconciliation was a topic that needed to be discussed after the 2011 CIS: Exploring Islam. Alfredo Gonzales, dean for international and multicultural education and CIS co-chairman, explained that after CIS last year, many questions arose about how to go about understanding those

tecwc\U(it\or) perspective. "All [the sp'eakers] will take a sliver of reconciliation and address that according to their own expertise, theological upbringing, and experiences," said Gonzales. Some events, such as Gillian Grannum's presentations, will focus on using music to help reflect or even meditate on the

word reconciliation. Others, like Mark Charles, will use a storytelling approach. Many of Hope's academic d e p a r t m e n t s will also sponsor a speaker or a presentation to demonstrate a more specific perspective on reconciliation. SEE C I S ,

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Rwandan orphanage up and running Nibakure Children's Village, funded by Hope College, is home to 17 children Hannah Gingrich

b e c o m e completely operational, giving aid to o r p h a n s at the site of the famous 1994 genocide. In 2006-2007, Floriane Brown started planning an orphanage to be built in her native Rwanda, to be run through a n o n profit organization (also called Nibakure Children's Village) in St. Paul, Minn. Brown is now executive


Ask s o m e o n e on c a m p u s to describe H o p e College students, and often you'll hear "They care about the world." Nothing demonstrates this m o r e than t h e Hope-affiliated Nibakure Children's Village. Located in Nyamata, Rwanda, the Children's Village has recently

director of the project, and her non-profit oversees the general administration of the orphanage. The Children's Village has been affiliated with Hope College since 2008 as the "Behope" project runs through Alfredo Gonzales' office. Gonzales is the dean for international and multicultural education at Hope. The Hope College




Education/American Ethnic Studies Martha Miller, 159 Nursing W i n a n t s Auditorium, Graves Religion M a r t h a Miller, FriedHemenway Auditorium Sociology/ Social Work/ International Studies Vanderwerf, 102 See for m o r e information



Reconciling a divided world?

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community, in a variety of ways, has contributed a significant portion of f u n d s needed to run the orphanage. It is important to note, however, that it is not the establishment of H o p e College that f u n d s it. Still, the people of H o p e do have a strong impact. According to Daniel O w e n s ('13), Behope project manager, "If you took away Hope, you would take away a lot." For example, the HopeGeneva bookstore coordinates a book drive where students can d o n a t e books to be recycled. Behope gets $10 per box sold, and the f u n d s are then directed to the Children's Village through an account in Gonzales' office. The Children's Village b e c a m e fully operational in August 2011 and currently houses 17 children on site. In addition, the program supports 13 others from the surrounding community. Though it may seem like a long time ago, many of these children were o r p h a n e d as a result of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. While their exact ages are not SEE







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Hispanic Heritage M o n t h began Sept. 15 and c o n t i n u e s for a n o t h e r f e w weeks until O c t . 15. H e r e at H o p e this will be celebrated with an event s p o n s o r e d by La Raza Unida and t h e Office of Multicultural E d u c a t i o n held on W e d n e s d a y , O c t . 3 in M a r t h a Miller FriedHemenway Auditorium from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Also in celebration of hispanic heritage is a Latino food festival in Phelps a n d C o o k dining halls, Thursday, O c t . 1 1 f r o m 4:30 t o 6:30 p.m. The Holland Area Arts Council will celebrate with m a s k m a k i n g o n Saturday, O c t . 6 f r o m 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a w o r k s h o p m a k i n g sugar skulls a n d l a n t e r n s o n Saturday O c t . 1 3 f r o m 10 a.m. t o 1 p.m.

The Behope project sponsors orphanage for young Rwandans ORPHANAGE, f r o m page 1 always k n o w n , the c h i l d r e n are approximately six to 12. T h r e e are in high school. They live w i t h four " m o m m a s , " w h o care for their health, e d u c a t i o n a n d general well-being. Eventually, a c c o r d i n g to t h e Children's Village's website, they would like to h o u s e u p t o 150 children ages six and up. "The vision," said O w e n s , "would ultimately be to try and have s o m e of t h e m c o m e to Hope." Currently, the campus consists of t h r e e houses. The children a n d m o m m a s live in two, a n d t h e t h i r d is inhabited by R w a n d a n P r o s p e r Kavubi. Kavubi serves as assistant director, a d m i n i s t e r i n g things o n site, while executive d i r e c t o r Brown oversees t h e w h o l e p r o g r a m f r o m M i n n e s o t a . The Board of Directors is nearly half m a d e u p of H o p e g r a d u a t e s , including A n d r e w W i e r d a ('09), M a t t h e w W i x s o n ('08), Rebecca C u r r e y ('11), Paul M u s h e r u r e ('93), Jacob B a j e m a ('11) a n d Dr. David DeVisser ('64). All t h e s e a l u m n i w e r e highly influential in starting t h e B e h o p e p r o j e c t o n Hope's c a m p u s . O n t h e program's m a i n goals, O w e n s said, "We're really trying t o be c o g n i z a n t to e m p o w e r Rwandans, empower these

Is peace possible? Professor Bouma-Preaiger addresses peacekeeping with a Christian perspective Aleksandrs M o l e n a a r GUEST WRITER

Is p e a c e m a k i n g in a violent world possible? This is a central q u e s t i o n t h a t Steven Bouma-Prediger, professor of religion at H o p e College, will address in his T h u r s d a y night lecture. " P e a c e m a k i n g in a Violent World: A Christian Perspective" will f o c u s on h o w C h r i s t i a n s can in fact p r o m o t e peace over war to accomplish m a n y of t h e s a m e desired o u t c o m e s w i t h o u t t h e use of violence. H e p l a n s to outline s o m e examples of violence in t h e m o d e r n world, to highlight sections of Christian s c r i p t u r e and to e x a m i n e t h e opinions of voices f r o m the past, including t h o s e of G h a n d i and M a r t i n L u t h e r King Jr. B o u m a - P r e d i g e r will f o c u s o n four traditional ideals t h a t c o n t a i n t h e motives for going (or n o t going, for that matter) to war. M o d e r n Christians, h e posits, participate in o n e such tradition by c o m m o n l y a p p r o v ing of war if it is d e e m e d "justifiable" by their faith. This s e e m s to c o n t r a s t t h e alleged passivism t h a t Christianity seemingly should promote; passivism, however, as a n o t h e r traditional f o r m of a p p r o a c h i n g war and peace, h a s b e c o m e a m i n o r i t y in t h e m o d e r n international c o m munity. In e x a m i n i n g h o w C h r i s t i a n s have b e g u n t o believe in "justified" wars, Bouma-Prediger

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p l a n s t o outline t h e world's past of war a n d p e a c e to discover if, indeed, every war h a s met t h e criteria of being "justifiable." W h e n asked h o w we, as a country, could go a b o u t p e a c e m a k i n g in t h e world, B o u m a Prediger replied simply: "Have we really tried?" The q u e s t i o n is certainly intriguing, especially given t h e current attempts to make peace t h r o u g h war by t h e U n i t e d States a n d others. B o u m a - P r e diger claims that Egypt gained peace w i t h o u t violence in 2011 by using m a r c h e s , labor strikes and o t h e r f o r m s of n o n - v i o l e n t p r o t e s t s . He s u b m i t s t h a t these p r o t e s t s h a d t h e s a m e effect as w i n n i n g a war; M u b a r a k s t e p p e d d o w n f r o m office and let Egypt hold a d e m o c r a t i c election of a n e w president. "Imagine w h a t could h a p pen," said Bouma-Prediger, "if we t r a i n e d o u r p e a c e c o r p s with t h e s a m e intensity a n d financial aid as we give o u r marines." Twenty-seven area organizations, including five f r o m H o p e , are s p o n s o r i n g t h e event. H o p e s p o n s o r s include C a m p u s M i n istries, H o p e U n i t e d for Justice, Office of Multicultural Education, Phelps Scholars and the International S t u d e n t Office. T h e event will t a k e place o n Thursday, Sept. 27, at C h r i s t M e m o r i a l C h u r c h . T h e event will b e followed by a q u e s t i o n and a n s w e r session with Bouma-Prediger.


F U T U R E H O P E S T U D E N T S ? - Daniel Owens ( ' 1 3 ) poses w i t h t h e 17 c h i l d r e n housed In t h e orphanage f u n d e d by t h e Behope p r o j e c t . kids...It's h o w can w e help? H o w c a n we facilitate that?" Owens also mentioned Behope's s e c o n d a r y aim: t o foster relationships of m u t u a l benefit between the orphanage and Hope students. "Hope College...has a lot of r e s o u r c e s and t a l e n t s . . . w h e t h e r it's m e going as a researcher r e s e a r c h i n g

reconciliation, like I did this s u m m e r , or an e n g i n e e r i n g m a j o r going to w o r k o n various p r o j e c t s o n site." Taking p a r t in t h e p r o g r a m , w h e t h e r it is going directly to t h e site or p a r t i c i p a t i n g in an i n t e r n s h i p in n e a r b y Kigali, allows H o p e s t u d e n t s to test applying their skills to t h e "real w o r l d " while

bringing h o p e t o o r p h a n s in Rwanda. "But ultimately," O w e n s was s u r e to r e m i n d us, "it's a b o u t t h e m . It's n o t a b o u t us." For m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n o n t h e Children's Village, please visit or search for t h e B e h o p e organization o n Facebook.



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Libyan crisis prompts policy criticisms Obama administration under attack after death of American ambassador in Libya Shubham Sapkota W O R L D CO-EDITOR

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney criticized President Obama's policy and administration following the attacks at United States embassies in Egypt and Libya. The criticism came immediately after the attacks, which in turn has brought the Obama administration to label this act as Romney's attempt to politicize the tragedy in the Middle East. However, Romney s criticism has started a new tangent in the presidential election as the campaigns take a separate and emphasized approach to differing ideas of foreign policy. This most recent round of protests in Libya, stemming from the release of a viral antiMuslim video, turned deadly in Benghazi when the American ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens was killed along with three other Americans. Romney, w h o had initially focused his cam-

paign on fixing the United States economy, was very quick to criticize O b a m a regarding his foreign policy in the Middle East. Obama apologized for American actions abroad and administered condolences to the families of the Americans who died in Libya. Romney declared that he will not, and should not "apologize for America." Romney also made a statement stating that he was "outraged" by the attacks on American missions in Libya and Egypt. Romney continued to cond e m n Obama's policies when he stated that, "It's disgraceful that the O b a m a administration's first response was not to c o n d e m n attacks on our diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi." This typical to-and-fro criticism, all too familiar in the 2012 presidential election, was exemplified by Ben LaBolt, an Obama campaign spokesman: "We are shocked that, at a time when the United States of America is confronting the tragic death of one of our diplomatic officers in Libya, Governor Romney would choose to launch a political attack." It was almost immediately discernible that Romney's comments on the tragedy in Libya


A M E R I C A N A M B A S S A D O R TO L I B Y A - The American consultant In Libya, Chris Stevens, whose tragic death has brought the Issue of foreign policy back Into the presidential race.

and Obama's foreign policy had an effect on voter opinion; in the days following the attacks, O b a m a seemed to pull ahead in several polls. In an attempt to defend his c o m m e n t s and possibly make up lost ground, Romney stated that "the statement was inappropriate." Moreover, Romney gave

an insight on what he thought should happen to the relationship between the United States and Egypt. He stated, "I would like to bring Egypt closer to us. I think it's important for them to understand that it's an advantage to have a close relationship with the United States, to be an ally of the United States." Both of the candidates are

looking for ways to amplify their strengths and expose their opposition's weaknesses. If the campaigns and criticisms are already heating up, one can expect the next six weeks to be filled with debates and dramas. With the first presidential debate only days away, voters continue to strive for truth.

Front Porch Republic comes to Hope Hope College hosts the annual FPR conference with Hope's Jeffery Polet offering distinct voice Alex Bellca GUEST W R I T E R

O n Saturday, Sept. 15 Hope College's Maas Center was h o m e to the annual conference of the Front Porch Republic (FPR), an online public policy magazine and political forum. Students, organization members, and the public attended the conference, t h e m e d "Small Enough to Succeed." The speakers came from numerous respected institutions including Hillsdale College, University of Notre Dame, and Patrick Henry College a m o n g others. According to the FPR, the goal of the conference was "to

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Although the speakers elegantly presented the aliments that afflict m o d e r n society, some seemed unable to provide concrete policy prescriptions to counteract the problems highlighted. Hope's own Jeffery Polet provided an excellent recap of D R . JEFFERY POLET America's conversion from an agrarian (farm-based) society beginning in the 1820s to today's high paced economy. Much of the evidence Polet provided was irrefutable, for instance,

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gather together diverse voices who share a c o m m o n interest in strengthening political decentralization, economic isolation, and cultural regionalism." Throughout the day, the speakers explored different aspects of regionalism, from local farming to urban planning. • W h e n attending a political conference, one expects to be bombarded with a specific political ideology or set of policy goals. However, the speakers seemed equally dissatisfied with both parties. Indeed, despite libertarian undertones, members of either the Tea Party or Occupy Wall Street would have each found ideas to cheer for. Throughout the various topics discussed, a constant theme, was m o d e r n culture's lack of local community and so-

* progress is a sort of Pandora's wm Box; once the efficiency of4 the assembly line or more recently automated, GPS-equipped Our goal is to gather farms has been unleashed it is virtually impossible to go back. together diverse Certain countries that have voices who share a resisted such societal changes do not seem like very cheerful common interest in places to inhabit. N o r t h Kostrengthening politirea, for instance, could be concal decentralization, sidered o n e of world's leading agrarian societies with 23% of economic isolation, GDP coming from the agriculand cultural regionture sector compared to only 2% of GDP in the United States acalism. cording to the CIA World Fact-FRONT PORCH REPUBLIC Book. In addition. North Korea 5 5 is probably the world's most isolated economy, fulfilling yet "the size of the federal governanother of the FPR's goals. Dem e n t has grown at a steady spite these qualities, it's highly pace no matter what party is in unlikely that any FPR m e m b e r s the W h i t e House... meanwhile currendy are applying for visas wages for American workers in the world's m o s t notorious have remained flat." The speech communist state. seemed short o n ideas of how to The b o t t o m line is we cannot turn back the clock on industrichange the country for the better. The only major discernable alization. The reason many of the speeches seemed short on policy suggestion was, "Say no to expansion of the Federal Govsolutions is that, besides massive government intervention ernment." Polet and many of the other (something the FPR rightfully speakers seemed to yearn for condemns), there is virtually no America's past when most citi- way to stem our societies' organic economic evolution. For betzens lived in small towns and farmed their own land. Many of ter or worse, we are all merely along for the ride; lets just wait the societal changes that caused our move away from our agrarand see how it will turn out since ian roots cannot be blamed sole- the presidential election is right ly on the government. Economic around the corner.



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Timothy Cook GUEST W R I T E R

In the aftermath of an attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, it now appears that US intelligence has identified the attack's organizer: a former Guant a n a m o bay detainee, Sufyan Ben Q u m u . Q u m u is a Libyan national who was apprehended in Pakistan around 2002 and was subsequently sent to Guantanamo for detention in 2007, he was then paroled in 2010. The circumstances of Qumu's release and subsequent return to violence are not unique; rather, they are part of a greater issue that now confronts the governm e n t s of Yemen, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt in the aftermath of the Arab spring: what is to be done with the large n u m b e r of Islamic militants who had been consigned to detainment under the previous regimes? After the rise in Islamic militancy in 1979, the Arab regimes found themselves inheriting large n u m b e r s of militants w h o had been captured attempting to overthrow their respective governments. These militants were prone to carrying out acts of terrorism against foreign nations, a dangerous situation for any nation-state. With increased US involvement in the war on terror after September 11, 2001, many Arab governments found it desirable to have these militants transferred to American custody. Libya in particular had a rendition program with the

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L I B Y A N S W A T C H OVER P R O T E S T — Recent a t t a c k s In Benghazi have sparked backlash among frustrated Libyans and Islamic extremists. amongst rebel forces in the 2011 ing to participate in the demoCIA after 2003, when M u a m m a r civil war that brought down the cratic process. The LIFG, which Gaddafi began to collaborate vlar 2011 Gaddafi regime. Belhaj now says has rebranded itself as the Islamwith the US government. he wants to help build a m o d e r n , ic Movement for Change is led Now that Gaddafi is no lonby ex Al-Qaeda c o m m a n d e r Ab- free and democratic state. ger in power, Mubarak's health The recent incident involving is failing, and Saleh and Ben Ali del-Hakim Belhaj.Belhaj's story are in exile, the vast prison sys- is similar to that of the afore- a US-produced anti-Islamic film mentioned Q u m u . A veteran of may only be reaffirming their tems that the US helped sustain Aug 201 the Soviet-Afghan War, Belhaj suspicions that Americans will are now faltering. There is now never have significant respect administered terrorist trainsignificant debate in these counthe Muslim world, a stigma the ing camps in Afghanistan after tries over what fate will befall O b a m a administration is curIslamist dissent was crushed in these m i l i t a n t s - m a n y of whom rently trying to overcome. Libya in the 1990s. He was subshare similar backgrounds to Oct 2011 Even if former militants sequently interrogated by CIA those w h o helped to bring down choose to follow Belhaj in buildagents in Tripoli in 2004 and these regimes in a violent and ing a democratic Libya, they then released along with many rebellious fashion. It seems that some, such as the of his fellow LIFG compatriots may also want to see a very limited role from the United States f o r m e r Libyan Islamic Fighting after dissolving his ties with Alan 2012 G r o u p (LIFG), appear to be will- Qaeda. The LIFG then fought and its recommendations.

Protests arose in Tunisia following Mohamed Bouazizi's selfimmolation. Protests arose in Lebanon, Oman, Yemen, Egypt, Syria, & Morocco. The government was overthrown in Tunisia on 14 January 2011. On 25 January 2011, thousands of protesters in Egypt gathered in Tahrir Square, in Cairo. On 11 February, the President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak re signed, and transferred his powers to the Su preme Council of the Armed Forces. On 15 February protests broke out against Muammar Gaddafi's regime in Benghazi Libya, starting the uprising that would soon turn into the Libyan civil war. On 3 March, the former Prime Minister of Egypt, Ahmed Shafik also resigned, after protests. Between 20 and 28 August, the Battle of Tripoli, occurred, Libya. On 20 October, Muammar Gaddafi was captured and killed, by rebels, in the city of Sirte. On 10 January, the President of Syria Bashar al-Assad, gave a speech, in which he blamed the uprising on foreigners.


Muslim community offers response to attacks The effects of the anti-Muslim movie in the Middle-East: through the eyes of a Hope student Ben Foss GUEST W R I T E R

As a Hope College junior studying in A m m a n , Jordan for the semester, it is almost needless to say that my time here so far has been very intense. W i t h the recent release of the controversial trailer for the movie "The Innocence of Muslims," there has been a change in the climate here in Jordan, and especially across the Middle East. Jordan is the m o s t stable and liberal country across the Middle East, but this film has caused tremors in the society. Many Americans have seen the news concerning the death of American Ambassador Chris Stevens in Libya and the subsequent storming of the U.S Embassy in Cairo. They are rightly outraged by these actions; however, we must consider several important factors before jumping to any conclusions. I would begin by first saying that the Arab people are very

hospitable to foreigners, particularly in Jordan. There is rarely a day that goes by w h e n I am not greeted by at least a dozen Jordanian men and w o m e n whose only objective is just to meet with m e and invite me to coffee and talk about my visit here in Jordan. They love that I a m here to study Arabic and learn m o r e about their culture and livelihood. This hospitality however, is ' often overlooked when discussing things such as the recent film release. "The Innocence of Muslims" is a disgrace to American and Israeli filmography and is less accurate than even American political ads. The depiction of the prophet M u h a m m a d in this film is historically inaccurate and disgusting for anyone of any faith to watch. It is purely a smear film, with no real purpose. Islam, as a religion, is much more conservative than Christianity and it is much more engrained into the Middle Eastern culture than any religion is in the United States or anywhere else in the world. For example, the entire city pauses for five minutes, five times a day to take time to pray. I say this because it is important to realize how important religion is to the 93% of Arabs who practice

Islam. In the Middle East there is no atheism or agnostic - there is Islam, Christianity or Judaism, and you are expected to believe one of these three. The graphic depiction of their religious leader as a sexual predator and murderer has offended the majority of the Middle East. If Jesus or Abraham were depicted in a similar m a n n e r by an Islamic filmmaker, Jews and Christians across the world would be protesting as well. The response by the Arab community has not been one of understanding, and many Arabs' thoughts about this film are, "how can Americans sink so low?" Their inaccurate view of Americans, however, is often spurred on by television. The fifth channel o n the T V here in Jordan is American MTV. As a result, every evening they see 16-year-old Americans driving Porsches and living in mansions and if they are particularly u n lucky - Jersey Shore. Americans have a stereotype and it is a result of the actions of Hollywood. Arabs associate the American public with the Americans depicted in our films, so it is only logical that when this trailer was released, it reinforced stereotypes that Americans are anti- Arab and anti- Islam.

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On 2 June, the for mer Egyptian presi dent Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison, by an Egyptian court. On June 24, 2012 Egypt's election com mission announced that Muslim Brotherhood c a a t l ^ a ^ . . hammed Mdrsi has won Egypt's presiden tial runoff.

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On 12 July, the Syrian army carried out massacre in the Village of Tremseh. Starting on 27 July, government forces and rebels began fighting battle to capture Syria's largest city, Alepp The UN reports that over 200,000 Syrian refugees have now fled the country, ever since the fighting began.

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Backlash in Libya resulting in death of US ambassador.

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There and back again: A hobbit's reading Hope College celebrates the 75th anniversary of the publication of Tolkien's novel Ian Bussan GUEST W R I T E R

As t h e light drizzle c o n t i n u e d o u t s i d e M a r t h a Miller, t h e r e was hardly an e x t r a n e o u s s o u n d in t h e r o t u n d a . The voices of readers reverberated a r o u n d t h e large r o o m ; the only o t h e r s o u n d s w e r e t h e h u s h e d voices of s p e c t a t o r s w h o c a m e to listen. The shifting of a leg, t h e t u r n i n g of a page, s h a d o w e d t h e readers' every w o r d — t h e s e w e r e t h e only distractions as t h e m a r a t h o n reading of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The H o b b i t " took place. Celebrating t h e occasion of t h e 7 5 t h anniversary of t h e book's publication, this event served as a t e s t a m e n t to this novel's c o n t i n u i n g appeal, s u p p o r t e d by Peter Jackson's u p c o m i n g , multip a r t adaptation of t h e work to t h e silver screen. Taking place before t h e events of his f a m o u s "Lord of the Rings" series, "The H o b b i t " is c o n s i d e r e d t h e less serious of the t w o w o r k s n o d o u b t because, as event organizer and English professor Curtis G r u e n l e r p o i n t e d o u t , "It's addressed m o r e t o kids." Nevertheless, t h e book is an i n t r o d u c t i o n to t h e M i d d l e Earth universe of Tolkien's other books, featuring recurring c h a r a c t e r s such as t h e wizard Gandalf, t h e h o b b i t Bilbo

Baggins, and, of course, the creature G o l l u m . Every ten m i n u t e s , t h e reading torch w a s passed on, a n d a n e w reader took his or her place at t h e p o d i u m t o c o n t i n u e t h e tale aloud. This t y p e of reading is reminiscent of I h e oral traditions of Iceland passed d o w n f r o m g e n e r a t i o n s that would inspire Tblkien's writings. Specifically, m a n y of t h e dwarves' n a m e s may be f o u n d in t h e Icelandic "Elder Edda, " a collection of old p o e m s concerning Norse mythology and heroic legends. Other literary influences, as G r u e n l e r observed, are notable p r e s e n c e s in t h e novel: "Tolkien w a s inspired by medieval literature, like t h e riddle c o n t e s t b e t w e e n Bilbo and G o l l u m , w h i c h is my favorite part." Bilbo, t h e title h o b b i t of t h e novel is in G r u e n l e r s w o r d s , "an unlikely b u t lucky adventurer"; reluctant a n d c a u t i o u s are also a p p r o p r i a t e descriptors, given t h e a m o u n t of p r o d d i n g it takes h i m to set off for a distant, dragon-guarded treasure. Accompanied by thirteen d w a r v e s with r h y m i n g n a m e s and t h e great wizard Gandalf himself. Bilbo m a k e s his j o u r n e y across Middle Earth. A m e m b e r of a "little, vulnerable.



Friday Sept. 2 8 Kapsalis and Ivanovlc Guitar Duo Performance Knickerbocker Theatre 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday Oct. Visiting Writers Series: Q and A


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Visiting Writers Series: Reading with Oni Buchanan and Jon Woodward Knickerbocker Theatre 7 p.m.


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REPRESENTING MIDDLE E A R T H - Bill Getschman (14) reads a l o u d f r o m "The H o b b i t " as part of Hope's m a r a t h o n reading of t h e classic J.R.R. Tolkien novel. overlooked people," Bilbo nevertheless braves trolls, spiders, t h e recognizable ores (here called goblins) of t h e later series and even a d r a g o n for t h e sake of his c o m p a n i o n s . Perhaps his greatest a c c o m p l i s h m e n t is his efforts at peacemaking between warring g r o u p s of elves, m e n a n d d w a r v e s at t h e end of t h e journey, each of w h o m lays claim t o a p a r t of t h e n o w u n g u a r d e d treasure. It is a relevant gift especially in regards t o t h e u p c o m i n g discussion of reconciliation at t h e Critical

Issues S y m p o s i u m , as these feuding p a r t i e s eventually put aside their differences t o face t h e threat of an invading army. Just as Bilbo brings together these different c o m m u n i t i e s , this reading b r o u g h t together t h e (less warlike) p e o p l e of o u r c o m m u n i t y . This is the m a r k of great literature: it m a i n t a i n s its readership over t h e years and inspires discussion a m o n g different people. If you liked t h e reading, look for "The H o b b i t " in t h e a t e r s this December.

O n O c t . 2, t h e accomplished husband-and-wife poet duo Oni B u c h a n a n and Jon W o o d w a r d will c o m e to H o p e for the first Visiting W r i t e r s Series event of t h e semester. Together, they will p e r f o r m " U n c a n n y Valley," a m u l t i - m e d i a work in which Buchanan plays the piano a c c o m p a n i m e n t of a piece c o m p o s e d by John G i b s o n t o W o o d w a r d ' s reading of his l o n g serial p o e m of t h e s a m e n a m e . The work aims t o explore t h e u n c a n n y and h u m a n qualities in b o t h music and language. The reading will begin at 7 p.m. while a Q and A session will o c c u r earlier in t h e day at 11 a.m. w h e r e s t u d e n t s and t h e public are w e l c o m e to answer any inquiries' a b t t i i t r ^ f f ! R 1

A night with Hope's orchestra Biography as Fine Art Erlka Schlenker GUEST W R I T E R

N o o s t r i c h e s in ballet slippers or h i p p o s d a n c i n g in t u t u s were necessary t o d r a w a crowd to t h e Dimnent Memorial Chapel on Sept. 21. T h e desire to appreciate t h e s o u n d s and skills of t h e H o p e College O r c h e s t r a w a s e n o u g h to gather family, friends, and fellow s t u d e n t s and t h e p u b lic into t h e pews. By t h e e n d of t h e f r e e c o n cert, t h e audience could agree they had just w i t n e s s e d a satisfying and a w e - i n d u c i n g musical event. C o n d u c t o r Richard Piippo led t h e o r c h e s t r a t h r o u g h t h r e e musical pieces t h a t t o u c h e d o n t h e Renaissance, Classical a n d

R o m a n t i c periods. The p e r f o r m ers s t a r t e d with a ballet titled " D a n c e of t h e Hours," f r o m t h e 1876 o p e r a "La G i o c o n d a " written by A m i l c h a r e Ponchielli. For classic Disney fanatics, it c o n j u r e d up scenes f r o m t h e c o m i c ballet pictured in t h e 1940 anim a t e d film "Fantasia," w h e r e t h e s o n g b e c a m e popular. For several m e a s u r e s , the violins a n d w o o d w i n d s exchanged musical conversation. First, t h e violins would play a short, graceful m e l o d y and t h e w o o d w i n d s would c o m p l i m e n t it as if they w e r e calling back their approval. In later m e a s u r e s , t h e cello section held t h e m e l o d y while t h e o t h e r string sections plucked their strings in a pulsing pizzi-

cato. N e a r the ending, t h e orchestra was in full effect. It w a s impossible for s p e c t a t o r s t o f o c u s their attention elsewhere as t h e t e m p o q u i c k e n e d a n d t h e ins t r u m e n t s w e r e played at full v o l u m e . Especially m e s m e r i z i n g w a s h o w fast t h e s t r i n g players had t o work b o t h their h a n d s t o create such an excited and f r e n z i e d tension. Finally, t h e orc h e s t r a slowed d o w n in the last c o u p l e of s e c o n d s a n d Piippo s t r e t c h e d o u t b o t h his a r m s in a f u l l - b o d i e d effort t o hold t h e final n o t e for an elongated m o ment. C o n t i n u i n g the s e c o n d piece, t h e s y m p h o n y p e r f o r m e d Suite SEE



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W O R D S — English professor Natalie Dykstra discussed her biography "Clover Adams: A Gilded and Heartbreaking Life" on Sept. 1 8 . She displayed several of Adams' photos, t a k e n over 1 3 0 years ago, as a backdrop for her presentation, b r i n g i n g t o life t h e subject of her w o r k , a " p e r f e c t Voltaire in p e t t i c o a t s . "



Experience the Holland Farm like the present to stroll down Eighth Street. Not only can you enjoy crisp weather, but the trees FEATURES EDITOR are beginning to prepare for their Last week, s u m m e r officially grand finale. Take your time to explore all ended. It's always sad to bid farewell to such a sunny season, that the market has to offer. The but now we can immerse market should not be something ourselves in the splendor of fall. to hurriedly check off your .to-do Chromatic leaves and brisk winds list. Shoppers are encouraged to slow down and enjoy the m o m e n t . guide us into this refreshing time Don't miss your chance to stop of change. Although the vibrant world of and smell the flowers. It's like walking through a s u m m e r fades to winter's bleak garden, but everything is for landscape, the fall season brims sale. And the prices are totally with life. Did you know that reasonable for a college student's September is Harvest Month? Historically, Charlemagne, a budget. The produce that I purchase French ruler during the late eighth century, labeled September as from this market is superior to all "Harvest Month" in his calendar. grocery store produce. Not only Gertsmonath, or barley month, has it been freshly harvested, but was what the Anglo Saxons called I know that my money is going to it after their main crop. Presently, support the local economy. Apart from the delicious the Swiss word for September, Herbstmonat, also translates as produce and lovely flowers for sale, you'll enjoy hearing live music and harvest month. There's just a few days left of mingling with peers and Holland members. The harvest month, but don't worry, community vendors are friendly so be sure to it's not too late to celebrate! Head to the Holland Farmers Market say hello. If you're" already a market for an experience that wraps you regular, make sure to share the in autumnal glory. The market has hours that experience with your friends. extend through the entire fall Make it a weekend tradition and semester, and there's no time Carpe all the diems of fall! LAYOUT, PHOTOS, STORIES BY: MELODY HUGHES


E X P L O R E THE HARVEST BOUNTY— Fresher really Is better. Skip the produce section at Meljer this week and buy flavor-packed fruits and vegetables t h a t were grown on local farms.


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" W h o does the baking?" a customer asked while perusing the rows of bread. "I do!" Kim Meyers said, smiling. She greeted several familiar customers w h o braved typhoon-like conditions to buy fresh bread. Meyers started selling at the Holland Farmers Market in 1994, and currently participates in 38 markets year-round, including indoor craft shows and home garden shows in the winter. The Great Bread Company now produces over 100 varieties


D u t c h m a n Orchards sells a variety of fruits, but i§ well known for its apples and peaches. W h e n it comes to fruit, Ed Raak knows his stuff. "Can I use a Fuji apple in a pie?" one customer asked. "No it's too sweet. You want something more tart. Golden would be good," Raak told her. Raak and his wife Randi started when Holland first got the market going, dropped out for a while, and have been going strong for 10 years. He attended

Hope in 1954, was drafted to the Korean War, and graduated from Western when he returned. He was a teacher in Fennville before deciding to dive into the food business. Raak said that Holland and South Haven are the best farmers markets. The others are smaller. This o n e has a good flow of c u s t o m e r s - t o u r i s t s come through as well as regulars. Taking care of the orchard is hard work, and government regulations have increased greatly


in the past five years. Smaller growers don't have to worry about this, but Dutch Orchards also sell to larger corporations, such as Meijer. O n e guy spends all day at a computer, documenting the sprays and processes that are d o n e to each block of the orchard. This orchard is 500 acres, and they work year-round, packing apples all winter. "Our season starts before the blossoms," Raak said.

O n market days, Wilma Klamer wakes up at 4:30 a.m. All the preparation has been done the night before. Produce has been harvested, flowers have been bundled, and the truck has been loaded. Produce is stored in a walk-in freezer. K Gardens employs local high school and college students to help with all the work. Klamer has sold produce at the Holland Farmers Market for 34 years. She also does the Kalamazoo Market on Saturdays.

of bread, compared to the 12 varieties since its opening in 1992. In 2006, Meyers and her husband took ownership of her parents' bakery. "I guess I was the creative one," she said. Rye swirl, Apple cinnamon, English Muffins, and sweet strudels in cherry, apple, or peach are just a few varieties available at her stand. Swiss cinnamon and sourdoughs are m o s t popular a m o n g customers, but pesto Parmesan remains M e y e r s all time favorite.

The Great Bread C o m p a n y recently had to increase the price of a loaf from five dollars to six. "People just don't understand that cost," Meyers said. Because the products of The Great Bread Company don't use any preservatives or additives, they use a finer quality of flour and ingredients. With high quality bread, you definitely get what you pay for.


Her husband had a friend w h o did the market and she was inspired to try it out. It was the perfect way to stay h o m e with her family and earn extra money. She has four kids and they all attended Christian schools. Now her daughter-in-law is really involved with the market. Klamer's young grandchildren visit the market often and sometimes sell tomatoes. "The next generation is starting," Klamer said. K Gardens offers cut flowers.

bell peppers, tomatoes, and corn. Cut flowers are usually there biggest sell. Klamer enjoys the Holland maket for its wide aisles, ample parking, and good promotion. O n most market days, Klamer packs up the truck at 2p.m. She vends at farmers markets from mid-May through the end of October. Once October finally wraps up, Klamer is ready for some well-deserved reast. Until preparation for the spring season, that is.


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;rs Market and celebrate fall Get your grocery list ready:

Market Enthusiasts Say: "I shop at the farmer's market because I think it's a great way to find organic food a n d s u p p o r t local farmers. I also like it because it's very accessible—1 can ride my bike d o w n there and get almost everything I need for a week of cooking. A n d t h e food is delicious." -• Leslie S t u i f b e r g e n ('14)

"1 like to buy flowers in a little b u n c h . I put t h e m in my house. I like to buy Dahlias." - A p r i l J o h n s o n ('13)

"This is my first visit, but I b o u g h t apples a n d I'm going to make apple crisp I think." - Jared D e m e e s t e r ('14)


Apples Peaches Grapes Blueberries Raspberries Plums Pears Watermelon Cantaloupe

"I LOVE to buy bell peppers at t h e f a r m e r s market. They're m u c h cheaper and tastier than Meijer's, and I like supporting local farmers. - Alex B r e n n a n ('13)


Lettuce Carrots Potatoes Bell Peppers Squash Zucchini Pumpkins

"I love shopping at the Farmer's Market because it's a good way to s u p p o r t local f a r m e r s w h o spend all of their time devoted to growing the p r o d u c t s there. My family buys f r o m the f a r m e r m a r k e t near o u r house, and everything that we buy locally is of such higher quality t h a n we would buy anywhere else. Supporting local f a r m e r s is o n e of the easiest ways to get integrated into t h e local community." - M a d e l e i n e C a n t o r ('14)



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1. Bring cash. Originasl m e m b e r s include: Pavil Rice (11) plays the guitar and banjo and sings. Joe Brandonfcio (not pictured, ('11) plays the ukelele and sings. Jessalyn Bolkema ('12) played the cello and sang. Mike Lesousky transferred from Hope and now lives in Georgria. He played the mandolin and sang. This was who made up Bear Hug for the band's early days. Sometimes, we throw a melodica or a glockenspiel in there just to keep things interesting.


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My friend, Paul, suggested the idea to me and some of our other musical friends two summers ago. The opportunity to play music with friends and make a couple bucks in the process appealed to me. Through creative trial and error, we came up with the n a m e "Bear Hug" and have been playing on and off in the market since the s u m m e r of 2011.

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Michael Brooks ('13) plays guitar and sings with a group called Bear Hug at the Holland Farmers Market.

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The atmosphere is alive. That's w h a t T love aoout tfT We're in the background. People can stop and listen if they like, but unlike a traditional performance space, people are not sitting down in silence forced to listen to us. They are actively living their lives, shopping for all kinds of colorful foods and flowers, talking with friends and family, and sometimes even stopping to sing along. We



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Discover the music of the market Interview with Michael Brooks, market musician i |H W h a t inspired you p e r f o r m at the market?



M U S I C A N D S U N S H I N E - Bear Hug Is one of many dedicated street performance groups at the Holland Farmer's Market. Head to the market to check It out! aren't the center of attention; we just offer a rhythm to a moving microcosm of human life.

W h a t is the music scene like at the market? There's actually a great number of talented individuals playing at the market. Whether it be the tapdancing violinist, the little girl w h o plays the accordion, the old steel guitar guy who gives all his tips to Doctors Without Borders, tin whistle man, or our friend. Bruiser Charles,

w h o sings like a British pop star, there's a whole bunch of people contributing their musical gifts t o enliven the overall Farmers Market Experience. I'm grateful to be a part of that.

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Even if students aren't musical, it's worth it just to go down and explore. It's really fulfilling to contribute back into the local economy by shopping for food down there, and 1 feel so much more a part of the Holland C o m m u n i t y by being present

We play a combination or indie, folk, and other sorts of music. From people hearing us at the Farmers Market, we were hired to play a couple weddings and other gigs, including opening for D-Tropp and the Stationary Travelers last year at Hope's Orientation weekend.

2. G o EARLY for the best and flowers.

3. To combat the earliness, grab s o m e hot coffee f r o m t h e LJs stand at the entrance of t h e market.

4. Bring a d o w n on

5, Bring a camera! There's m u c h beauty to behold.

CALLING ALL MUSICIANS: Have you ever wondered what it's like to perform outside a concert hall? Don't miss your chance to try something new. Check out for details a n d t h e permit you'll n e e d to perform.


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That's the way it is Madalyn Muncy Co-Editor-in-Chief

Reconciling all things, including Hope College Today marks this year's Critical Issues Symposium, a day where we cancel classes and spend all day attending seminars, panel discussions, and lectures surrounding a topic of significance in our world today. This year's topic of reconciliation resonates with m e in a way that other topics before haven't. Maybe it's because I'm a senior and I've c o m e to realize the importance of actually showing up to things like ectures and discussions put on by academic departments or organizations. Or maybe it's just because I spent May 2011 working on a documentary on racial reconciliation at Hope. Either way, I think we all need to take a m o m e n t and realize the importance of this topic and low it applies to us as students and, m o r e importantly, us as : H9p^9l)pgp,f : Though the symposium has broad scope of discussions ranging from the religious implications of reconciliation to international cases of reconciliation, I think the entire idea of CIS is to n o t only engage with topics that we are perhaps unfamiliar with, b u t also to apply what we've learned in a real world context. When describing Hope, many people would say "a happy place" or "a bubble" or everyone is so nice there." We get that a lot. I think these descriptions are very true in many ways, but I also think that there's still a lot of hurt in our community. There's still a lot of reconciliation that's left to do. It's not just nursing the scars left by the KKK poster incident, the sexuality discussions, or many other points of conflict on campus where one group or another has felt alienated or hurt. These are very important bridges that must be crossed and reconciliation is indeed necessary in these cases. I think we all know that. We all know about the big things. They are easily identifiable. Perhaps we don't talk about them enough and maybe we try to avoid them, but if 1 were to

ask you what needs reconciling at Hope, I think the first thing that comes to mind is something to do with race, and if you've been here a few years, the KKK incident is immediately triggered. But what about the little things? The every day things? Like the student who feels like she doesn't belong here because no one has taken the time to reach out to her. Like the student who gets weird looks when he knows little about Christianity in religion class. Like the student who comes from a big city where many races, religions, and ethnicities intermix regularly. If we're serious about reconciliation, maybe we should start with the little things. There's something we all could do every day to make Hope a m o r e inclusive, safe community for every body, no matter who they are and what they believe. Reconciliation is a multilayered concept, a process that continues and evolves. It's never been achieved by policies; it's been achieved by people, people who find ways to reach out and make a change. Small steps can make a big difference. We might not ever be completely and totally reconciled, but we've got to try. It's so easy to just sleep in and not participate in CIS, a wonderful, thought-provoking, dare I say important event. It's so easy to just look away and pretend that whatever is being discussed does not pertain to the here and now. W h y bother talking about reconciliation in Sierra Leone or Rwanda? W h a t difference does it make to me? It makes all the difference. This year, let's have CIS be the beginning of a discussion that continues and evolves, just like reconciliation. Madalyn is currently reconciling her homework with her busy social schedule. She has come to accept that some homework will be left at the wayside on Wednesdays nights when she decides to enjoy the company offriends.

Despite all odds

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I wanted to be... if under a lampshade during Big. As a kid, I'd stand as tall a hide-and-seek game, she as I could beside my mother couldn't see me and (as far as and father to measure my she knew) no one could see progress. I began to set higher her. Her tiny feet tapping and standards when I noticed most spinning on the carpet. Her of my friends had outgrown my eyes wide open and her heart parents. At five foot one (and lost and found in the presence a half), I don't see eye to eye of her Father. "If I were only two with many people in Holland, feet tall, God," I prayed, "I'd be Michigan. I've always wanted to willing to be a fool for you." Hope College, I want to tell grow (at least another half inch). My 16-year-old little sister, you something you don't know. Karina, passed me about a year I'm afraid that collectively you ago. People now wonder what know everything. If that were year she is in college and ask m e true, you'd be God, and I'd be if I've graduated high school yet. a monkey's uncle. We haven't On the bright side, according even begun to understand this to www.teenagehealthfreak. world much less the things of the Kingdom of God. Nevertheless, c o n v Karina won't grow much taller, and I can compensate with I will instead tell you something that we all know. God is bigger high heels. Lately, however, I've had this than all of us. He's created a peculiar desire to shrink. It universe so ginormous that started at Vineyard Church with we don't even know how big it a little girl in pink leggings and is. How do I compare myself a purple tu-tu. During worship to an eternal God? How do I she led her father by the hand to measure up? Am I even a bug the front row of the church. As on your windshield, God? In

Captain's log Ah, those first few weeks of school: there's nothing like taking your first exam or writing your first paper to get you out of your s u m m e r state of mind. As your schedule seems to fill beyond its capacity and you forget what it's like to go to bed at a reasonable hour, y6u wonder if your life could possibly get any more hectic that it is right now. Well, here I am, telling you that the answer is yes, yes it could. If you were a dancer, you would have just had auditions piled on top of all it all. Taking up time in one's schedule, however, is the least of every dancer's worries when an audition is looming ahead. Things like being healthy (or possibly being sick but having to pretend otherwise), working hard in class not only to secure a passing grade but to be in your best possible form at auditions, and constantly analyzing what you are doing and what you could be doing better are all greater worries that are constantly nagging at us. What color should I wear to stand out? W h e r e should I stand so that I can be seen? Did she look at me when I messed up that step? Should I eat this granola bar before or after the audition? Did I bring enough water? What is the choreography? What are other people doing that works? What are other people doing

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the presence of my maker, who am I? I am tiny and lost in this enormous universe and so are you. Praise God for a love bigger than ourselves. We are found in the presence of our Heavenly Father. As many times as you have heard it Hope College, you are significant in Christ Jesus. Through Him, we have all become Sons and Daughters of God. We are small, but we are loved. Take His hand and make yourself a fool for Him. You can't see us, and (as far as you know) we can't see you. Daisy no longer measures herself She is perfectly content with her bit-sized height. Besides, she heard somewhere that short people live much longer.

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that doesn't work? A m I doing anything like that? With this year's Nutcracker and Dance 39 auditions just a week apart, it's easy to let the process get the best of you and to start doubting yourself. Hearing the words "It's nothing personal, you're just not what I was looking for" is perhaps one of the most personally devastating things a dancer can hear - believe me, I've heard them. But I was determined this year; I was not going to let the fact that something called an "audition" intimidate me. And I was most definitely not going to hear those dreamcrushing words. It helped that I was going in as an upperclassman. I've had a couple years now to get to know and love the dance department. Things that, as a freshman, I was too intimidated to even try (auditioning for Steven Lannacone), and things that, as a sophomore, almost killed m e (auditioning for Matt Farmer) I could now do quite confidently. And by quite confidently what I mean is that I got through without passing out from either fear or sheer exhaustion! It also helped that I tried not to think of them as auditions, but as free master classes (this especially goes for the hip-hop audition which, I might add, I had the most f u n at despite the

fact that my doing hip-hop is a sight to laugh at). If you can forget that someone is watching you and deciding whether or not they want to work with you for the next five m o n t h s based only on how you dance during that one short hour - if you can forget that, then i t s so much easier to just dance. Don't audition, dance! After all, dance is what we do, it's what we know, and it's what we're comfortable with. Auditions - i f you let them be auditions—are uncomfortable and stressful. It's the difference between a job interview and a normal, everyday conversation. They're exacdy the same thing if you forget that one is the only thing standing between you and your lifelong dream, whatever that may be. My lifelong dream is to be a dancer. Currently, however, I'm focusing more on not letting the stress that sometimes comes with that kill me. Claire was cast in a piece in Dance 39, and so far has received 23 likes on her corresponding Facebook status and one congratulatory phone call from her Mom.

2012 Fall Semester Staff

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Global getdown Dan Owens Reconciliation in an unlikely place


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along with commandeering our kitchen at home on a nightly basis, has taught me how to get dinner on the table without resorting to frozen pizza, cold cereal, or peanut butter and jelly (although 1 do hold all of those foods in high regard as occasional fallbacks). So to smooth the path for those of you just starting out, allow me to offer some advice. First off, never underestimate the power of the egg. This unassuming little orb is a powerhouse, able to be rapidly transformed into a fantastic meal with only a little know how and a small cast of supporting characters. Not only that, it is an excellent source of protein

Like many students this fall, I will be cooking for myself this From the Pre-College semester. Going off a meal plan Conference for faculty and staff, can be like trying to cross the to chapel, to First Year Seminar and costs only a fraction of what ocean in a rudderless sailboat Classes, and of course this you might pay for red meat. One - scary, aimless, and likely to week's CIS, reconciliation has by her sustained commitment of my favorite tricks is to whip result in occasional nausea. But been a recurring theme at Hope to ending apartheid. Following up an Italian frittata. Exotic equipped with an adventurous her untimely death. Amy's this fall. Good. Great, actually. name aside, a frittata is basically spirit and enough moral fiber I spent the Fall 2011 semester parents traveled to South Africa a baked omelet that requires to fearlessly chop, simmer and studying in Durban, South to attempt to understand her much less fussing. Better yet, Africa, on a program centered dedication to South Africa. saut£, 1 believe anyone can it makes for a complete meal create quick, satisfying, and on issues of social and political Amy's father 'described their when accompanied by some interesting meals on a budget. transformation. One of the reason for the trip: whole grain toast and fresh fruit. This is why I want to share "The most important vehicle more interesting components of Now is the perfect time to make my passion for preparing good the semester was the unit that of reconciliation is open and one, since the farmers' market is food. For the past 7 years, I have focused on South Africa's Truth honest dialogue...we are here to overflowing with fresh produce. and Reconciliation Commission reconcile a h u m a n life which was • buried my nose in countless Use the recipe below as a (TRC). Chaired by Archbishop taken without an opportunity # cookbooks, wandered down starting point. I've also included hundreds of supermarket aisles, Desmond Tutu, the TRC were for dialogue. W h e n we are a few easy variations, but feel and watched more cooking set up to help deal with gross finished with this process, we • free to experiment. human rights abuses that was must move forward with linked ^ shows than I can count. This, Broccoli and Feta Frittata occurring during apartheid, a arms." The Biehls attended the • 1 Tbsp. olive oil lengthy period of separateness 1 Vi c. chopped broccoli (fresh is best, b u t frozen works too) where a small white minority TRC's hearings on Amy's case # and visited Gugulethu, the Vi c. finely chopped onion ruled over the black majority township where her killers grew • Vi tsp. each salt and pepper that officially ended in 1994. up. W h e n Amy's killers were 2 cloves garlic, minced (or 1 tsp. garlic powder) # Through truth-extracting pardoned and released from investigations, reparations for 6 eggs victims, and "earned" amnesty prison in 1998 after serving four • Vi c. crumbled feta 3 Tbsp. fresh herbs (such as parsley, basil, oregano, or thyme) for perpetrators, the TRC years, her parents met with two 9 served as a mechanism for the of the young men. In addition, Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Heat oil in a medium non-stick skillet with oven-safe handle over fractured nation to confront its the Biehls started the Amy • troubled past without employing Biehl Foundation, a non-profit # medium high heat (if the handle is not oven safe, wrap it with aluminum foil first). Add broccoli and Vi c. of water. Cook for 4-6 minutes, or until broccoli is tender. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic. In the deeply problematic organization that has sponsored and after-school • a medium bowl beat eggs with 1 Tbsp. water or milk. Stir in feta and herbs if using. Add to broccoli "victor's justice" that has often classes characterized post-conflict programs in the community ^ mixture in pan and stir for 2 minutes so that eggs set slightly. Transfer to oven and bake for 7-8 minutes of until frittata is golden brown and puffy. societies. Indeed, the TRC laid where Amy was killed; two of Amy's killers ultimately enrolled • the foundation for what is now VARIATIONS: Pepper and Mushroom- Swap a mix of mushrooms and bell peppers for broccoli and grated in one of these programs. ^ called "transitional justice." Parmesan for feta. This is also good with Vi c. diced ham stirred into the eggs before adding Reconciliation is about a To be sure, the TRC did restoration of harmony—in our • them to the pan. not solve all of South Africa's Caprese- Swap tomatoes for broccoli, shredded mozzarella for feta and add 3 1 bsp. chopped rr^fcn problems. As evidenced by own lives, in our community, # the recent violence stemming and beyond. In order to embark basil Zucchini and Swiss- Swap zucchini for broccoli and shredded Swiss cheese for feta from a strike by mine workers, on this journey, we have to • something new, ^ the country still faces serious imagine challenges. Yet the TRC did something frankly beyond what advance reconciliation, and we can comprehend. At the first • JBlil 1 draw hope from one story gathering, Trygve spoke of the # cobi Annalise Klein in particular. On Aug. 25, value of "saying no to say yes to Columnist 1993, Amy Biehl, an American something greater" Amy Biehl's • List-less Manifesto Fulbright Scholar was stabbed parents made such a choice, # to death in a township outside rejecting hatred and choosing I enjoy lists. 1 relish lists. It's doesn't remind me that 1 spent Cape Town. Amy was killed forgiveness even when it was • the equivalent of 1.27 iPads on solely because she was white, unwarranted and inconceivable. ^ a way of taking the abstract textbooks this semester (Yes, chaos of your daily life and a fact made all the more tragic That is reconciliation. scratching it into neat little piles biochem textbook, I'm looking • • of graphite on paper. Lists affirm at YOU). No, these lists are gems, Circles Under Their Eyes List. little paper eyeglasses we can you, pat you on the back as you If you sat by the window at LJs this past Friday morning after Sit in a chair facing a corner, get slip on so that the little things— cross each line off with a grand chapel, you would have seen: to know yourself and make a list. the white space in between flourish. - 1 girl riding her bike down the whole block without using her The Sixteen Ways I'm Different Lists are practical, of course. items on our to-do list—come hands from My Roommate List. There are to-do lists, wish lists, into focus. It lets us participate - 1 elderly woman driving a minivan with a wriggling Yorkie on Just do it. Just go do it. Do it resource lists, and top ten lists. in what Wendell Berry calls her lap today. Grab a pen, grab an old And let's not forget the booklist "a way of acknowledging the —1 man wearing sunglasses (weather: 60 degrees and overcast) napkin and (here we part paths that comes out five days before uniqueness of every individual —1 Yooper bumper sticker with Taylor Swift) become aware classes start. There are lists creature, deserving respect, --1 teal adult-sized tricycle of what's in and around you. and the uniqueness of every to categorize, to rank, and —1 girl picking a purple petunia Now go ye therefore and come to organize. Many lists have moment, deserving wonder" —1 woman sporting a brilliant indigo trench coat uppeth with a list. (isn't that beautiful?). a purpose. But others don't. —1 man wearing a plum colored cardigan (purple spin-offs were Open your eyes and make a Take the list I just gave you, for IN on Friday) example. There is no purpose list. The Types of People W h o —1 pitbull Annalise's favorite animals for my list, except possibly as Order Bearclaws at Good Time - I box of wooden coffee stir sticks are 1) capybaras (because they're List. Close your eyes and make a evidence that Holland is, in fact, —1 visibly aggravated driver of a cherry red Chevy Silverado list. The All the Different Smells giant guinea pigs), 2) Jersey cows, a diverse little metropolis. wearing a cowboy hat and 3) Asian elephants (because But that's the beauty of it all. at the Library List. Sit in the - 1 Trygve Science Center and make a list. they're little). This list won't suck the joy out —1 unmarked police car of my "free" Saturday. This list The How Many People Have --38 trees

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Hope does its part to reconcile a divided world • CIS, f r o m page 1 Dance, Education and American Ethnic Studies, History, Nursing, Religion, and Sociology/Social work/International Studies are among the departments holding events during CIS today. The philosophy and psychology d e p a r t m e n t s will also sponsor their own sessions, but these events will occur at a later date in order to continue the conversation. When all the different perspectives and approaches are brought together, Gonzales hopes students will be able to leave CIS with a new understanding of their own responsibility to reconcile as well as an idea of how to do so. "It is such a unique opportunity to come together, to reflect, to listen, to pray and then to act on those things which are our responsibility. My hope for students is that they will look at what reconciliation is asking them to do. They are not innocent bystanders; reconciliation is not a spectator sport...we have to be in the midst of it," said Gonzales.

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Women's Rally: Wednesday, Oct. 3 9 p.m., Knickerbocker

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• ORCHESTRA, f r o m page 5 No. 1 of "Antiche danze ed audience were captivated by the arie (Ancient Airs and Dances)" violinists' ability to play measure by Ottornio Respighi, which after measure of sixteenth notes. - ' S h o i y ^ ^ a ' t h ^ 1 unique -m@s of It was clear the piece required a each instrument group. It first lot of dedication on the players' created a feeling of being in a part. To conclude the program, the foreign country during the Renaissance as special keyboard orchestra performed "Symphonic Dances, Op. 64" by Edvard and string Grieg, a piece composed of four instruments became features. Then the cellos carried the dances,'which lasts over thirty minutes in total. The piece is rich room out to sea as they created long, smooth bow strokes that in dynamics, which forced the made the audience members players to diligently follow Piipfeel as if they were calmly sailing po as he guided them through sections of great magnitude and on a ship. In the second movecareful softness. ment, the mood turned m o u r n Overall, the constant change ful as the string players relied on in loudness created a worryheavy vibrato as they continued to pull their bows, end to tip, ing feeling, like one was being across the strings. O n e could chased. The Hope College Ornotice the players' bodies slow chestra gets two t h u m b s up for down and move quietly with the having enough energy and soul to bring out such feelings. music. The performance proved After a slight pause between worthwhile as the audience movements, the piece picked erupted into a hearty round apup and exuded happiness once plause. The performers' next again. Everyone worked toconcert is set to take place in gether to create a sound with so much energy and fullness that it November, and it is sure to be a source of great anticipation seemed to have enough power for classical music lovers of all to lift the building off the ground and fly. Many members of the stripes.



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Knights conquer Dutch in MIAA clash James Rogers SPORTS EDITOR

On Friday the Dutch traveled to Calvin for an MIAA showdown, and came up short in four sets. A crowd of 2,720 spectators filled the Van Noord Arena in Grand Rapids to watch two topfive teams in the nation square off for the first of two regular season matchups. Calvin entered the game ranked second in the nation, with Hope ranked fourth. The Dutch were coming off positive results from a t o u r n a m e n t last weekend in Ohio against difficult competition. "After the t o u r n a m e n t in Ohio we did our best to work o n certain rotations we struggled with and focused a lot o n serve receive passing and defense," Mari Schoolmaster ('14) said. "Our practices, no matter w h o the competition we face during the week, are tough and competitive." The Dutch got no relief from the tough o p p o n e n t s on Friday, having to face the Knights o n their h o m e court. "I think we were well prepared for Calvin," Greer Bratschie ('13) said. "We knew their game-plan but we just didn't execute as we normally do." Hope battled back-and-forth with Calvin in the first set, falling behind 16-11 but striking back with three straight points to make it 16-14. The Dutch trailed behind the Knights again late 19-15, but took the first set 26-24 o n a kill from Jenna Grasmeyer ('15) assisted by Bratschie. After the first set victory, Hope knew the focus and intensity had to keep rolling in order to keep up with the relentless Knights. "In each match we play we always come out strong the first set," Schoolmaster said. "We knew that we had to bring it


R I S I N G UP— Marl Schoolmaster ( f 14) f 3, and Nicole George ('13), 4, a t t e m p t t o block a Calvin offensive a t t a c k during Friday's loss t o t h e Knights. with all we had for the next few sets to keep up." The Knights returned successfully in the second set. Although Hope trailed just 14-10 near the midway of the set, Calvin took control and captured 11 of the final 16 points in the set to win it 25-15. Tied 1-1, the third set saw Hope inching back several times but not quite gaining control as the Knights kept charging forward. Three times in the set the Dutch flew back to a one-point deficit (14-13, 18-17 and 23-22) but the Knights never allowed Hope to tie it. A kill by Nicole George ( 1 3 ) made it 23-22 still in favor of Calvin, but the Knights ended up claiming the third set 2523, taking a 2-1 set lead in the match.

Hope took a 6-2 lead to begin the fourth. The Knights answered with four straight points to tie it, but the Dutch mirrored t h e m with four of their

We'll get [Calvin] on our home court. —GREER GRATSCHIE


99 own to go up 10-6. Calvin tallied nine of the next 11 points to go up 15-12 and eventually fought off the Dutch for a 25-21 set win, snagging the victory 3-1. Grasmeyer recorded 21 kills and 10 digs, while Jessica Maier (13) had 17 digs. Nicole George (13) and Anna Lynch (15) had

13 and 11 kills, respectively. Bratschie had 54 assists. Hope dropped to 13-2 overall and 5-1 in MIAA. The rivals will face off in another high caliber clash on October 20 at the DeVos Fieldhouse. "[Calvin's players] are great competitors so we know that we have to play our game and focus on our talents if we want to beat them in October," Schoolmaster said. "We need to continue to play relentless defense and mix up our shots to keep other teams o n their toes." The Dutch can use Friday's game as a learning tool, picking up on Calvin's strengths and weaknesses. "I think one of Calvin's strongest abilities is their big block," Bratschie said. "We need to be craftier with our shots, move them around more but also not be scared of their block. Being able to have a consistent block and aggressive defense will make us unstoppable." Reflecting o n the outcome, the Dutch also noticed areas of their game that were pleasing, and also some that could use improvement. "We are on the same page of what we w a n t the outcome to fee and are relentless with our pursuit in the win," Schoolmaster said. "It's the execution that n e e d s to improve." Bratschie and the Dutch are undoubtedly optimistic and excited for the remainder of the season. "One of the things 1 am confident in is our mental consistency and our camaraderie on the court," Bratschie said. "We know last night [Friday] wasn't our normal play. We're better than that but we never let up. "We'll get t h e m [Calvin] on our h o m e court." Hope (5-1 MIAA) will head to Trine (5-2 MIAA) on Wednesday to face the Thunder in a conference matchup.


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O n Saturday the women's golf team placed third at the second MIAA Jamboree at Alma. The Flying Dutch shot a total of 336, trailing Olivet (320) and Calvin (335). The Dutch still remain in second in the overall MIAA standings. Brittany Haight (15) and Chelsea Root (16) paced the Dutch, both shooting 86 and placing tied for fourth overall. Not far behind were Charlotte Park (13) and Montana Leep (15), both notching 86 strokes. Hope will be swinging at Thornapple Country Club to play Calvin at 1 p.m. on Friday.

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Homecoming at Hope will include a 50K bike ride and a 5K competitive run Both of these events are open to all ages. The 50K bike ride will begin at 8 a.m. at Holland Municipal Stadium and it is $15 for any faculty, staff or student. The ride is open to anyone as long as they are wearing a helmet and have one working break. The Hope Flying 5K Run will being at 9 a.m. at Holland Municipal Stadium. The fee for the race is $10 with an included t-shirt. Anyone can register online. The deadline for registering is Oct. 5, with the races taking place on Saturday, Oct. 13.



S H O W D O W N - The Dutch huddle together during Friday's game a t Calvin. The second-ranked Knights t o o k down the fourthranked Dutch In four sets. The teams w i l l meet again on Oct. 20 a t DeVos Fieldhouse.

Hope's cross country teams ran at Saint Mary's on Friday for the MIAA Jamboree. Both the men and w o m e n finished second in the meet. Men (8K): Blake Rottschafer (13) - 26:11; Sam Pederson (14) - 26:12; James Rogers (14) - 26:50; Zach Zandbergen (15) 26:52; Will Hewitt (13) - 26:52 Women (6K): Sheri McCormack (14) . - 22:17; Meredith Busman (14) 22:56; Camille Borst (14) 23:02; Julia Stock (16) - 23:10; Sharon Hecker (13) - 23:12.




SEPTEMBER 2 6 , 2 0 1 2

Football takes third loss of the season Caitlln Rivera ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR

O n Saturday Hope's football t e a m had their third loss of t h e season, m a k i n g their record 1-3. The u n d e f e a t e d , f i f t e e n t h - r a n k e d Illinois W e s l e y a n c a m e p r e p a r e d and defeated Hope 23-13. The first half did not go in Hope's favor. T h e Flying D u t c h m e n gave up an unanswered 23 points. "We did not physically execute o u r g a m e plan t o t h e best of o u r abilities," q u a r t e r b a c k , Michael Atwell ('14) n o t e d . " T u r n o v e r s and special t e a m s mistakes were o u r downfall." W i t h n i n e drives in t h e first half, H o p e w a s u n a b l e t o score. The offense fell a p a r t with a couple uncommon interceptions and fumbles. H o p e c a m e back in t h e second half outscoring W es l e y a n by ten points. " S o m e of t h e s t r o n g p o i n t s in t h e s e c o n d half were w e s t a r t e d r u n n i n g weak side r u n s b e c a u s e

they were loading u p t o t h e s t r o n g side," said r u n n i n g back Shawn Jackson ('14). "Also, we were able to get better field position offensively in t h e s e c o n d half." With four minutes r e m a i n i n g in t h e third quarter, the Dutchmen scored a touchdown. Atwell threw a five-yard pass t o wide receiver Vincent Boddy ('14). H o p e didn't s t o p there, in t h e f o u r t h q u a r t e r w i t h five m i n u t e s r e m a i n i n g , fullback Brian Lynn ('13) w a s o n his way into t h e e n d z o n e with t h e ball b u t was f u m b l e d with o n e yard left to go. Christian S u b d o n ('14) t h e n recovered t h e ball in t h e e n d z o n e t o m a k e t h e score 23-13. Atwell t h e n a t t e m p t e d a twop o i n t conversion and failed. Hope's defense was impressive against a nationally r a n k e d Wesleyan offense. H o p e only allowed 33 r u s h i n g yards, s h o w i n g W e s l e y a n their lowest scoring game this season. Santino DiCesare ('14), C o d y L i n d e m u l d e r ('15) a n d A d a m


F A L L I N G S H O R T — The Flying D u t c h m e n f e l l t o Illinois Wesleyan 2 3 - 1 3 on Saturday at home. D r o o g e r ('14) each h a d five solo tackles while captain M a r k K a r a m ('13) a n d L i n d e m u l d e r w e r e c r e d i t e d with o n e sack each. Jackson had 46 rushing yards leading the team. "The main challenge against th e ir defense was blocking their u n c o n v e n t i o n a l defense," Jackson c o n c l u d e d .

Atwell t h r e w a total of 18 completed passes. On the receiving end, C o n n o r Parcell ('14), Taylor B r y n a e r t ('15) a n d B o d d y each c a u g h t four passes, and Lynn t h r e e . The Flying D u t c h m e n have n o t b e g u n division play and have high h o p e s t o r e d e e m themselves next weekend.

"I t h i n k t h a t if we have a great w e e k of practice we can get a victory over Adrian," Atwell concluded. "It s going to b e t o u g h . Adrian is a tough place to play, b u t it is definitely possible if w e p u t a c o m p l e t e g a m e together." Hope will start their MIAA division play this w e e k e n d , Sept. 29 at A d r i a n .

Jackson out for season, remains optimistic Men's soccer falls to Olivet 2-0 Kyle Bernaclak GUEST W R I T E R


T A K I N G IT D O W N T H E F I E L D — Fluarry Jackson ( ' 1 3 ) , n u m b e r five, plays In t h e first g a m e of t h e season a g a i n s t N o r t h Park. He Is c u r r e n t l y out for t h e season w i t h a t o r n ACL. Caitlln Rivera ASSISTANT S P O R T S EDITOR

D u r i n g t h e first g a m e of t h e season against N o r t h Park, H o p e College's senior r u n n i n g back Fluarry Jackson ('13) t o r e his anterior c r u c i a t e ligament (ACL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL), and is o u t for t h e season. Jackson played an o u t s t a n d i n g first g a m e with 79 r u s h i n g yards, 67 yards in kickoff


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r e t u r n s , and a t o u c h d o w n . "It was in t h e f o u r t h q u a r t e r with a little bit of t i m e r e m a i n i n g in t h e game," Jackson said, "On t h e play, I w a s t r y i n g to break a tackle a n d s o m e o n e c a m e d o w n o n m y leg awkwardly. M y leg b e n t back a n d I h e a r d a loud pop." Jackson had surgery o n Sept. 14 and is slowly recovering. "The surgery wasn't t o o bad b u t I'm h a p p y it's over. The first c o u p l e days w e r e a

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little painful," Jackson said. Jackson says with a lot physical therapy h e should be u p and r u n n i n g ICQ p e r c e n t by April. Jackson is currently a senior b u t still h a s o n e m o r e year of football athletic eligibility, w h i c h will allow h i m to play a n o t h e r year. "I will be c o m i n g back to play football next year, just b e c a u s e of t h e fact t h a t I love football a n d that I couldn't see myself going out o n a ACL tear," Jackson said. "I'm stronger t h a n that, plus I would b e c o m i n g back t o a great team." Reggie D u n c a n ('14) will be taking his place o n t h e field, b u t Jackson will still be at every g a m e a n d practice. "I'm going to try to still s h o w leadership a n d s h o w a g o o d e x a m p l e of a positive attitude," Jackson stated. H o p e is 1-3, a n d will c o n t i n u e their season at Adrian o n Sept. 29 in their first c o n f e r e n c e g a m e . "I think m y t e a m h a s t h e ability t o win c o n f e r e n c e and even m a k e a r u n nationally," said Jackson. "We're our w o r s t enemy, we just

On Saturday t h e Flying D u t c h m e n men's soccer t e a m w a s d e f e a t e d 2-0 by t h e C o m e t s of Olivet College. This was t h e first M I A A loss of t h e year for H o p e and b r o u g h t t h e m to a 5 - 3 overall record. For t h e s e c o n d week in a row, H o p e w o n its m i d - w e e k m a t c h u p , and t h e n suffered defeat in t h e w e e k e n d contest. O n Tuesday, S e p t e m b e r 18^, H o p e s h u t o u t Alma by a score of 1-0. G o i n g into Saturday's game, b o t h H o p e and Olivet were t h e u n b e a t e n in t h e M I A A . Unfortunately, the loss m o v e d H o p e into a tie for third place with rival Calvin, w h o is 2 - 1 in c o n f e r e n c e play. Olivet now shares a first place position with Kalamazoo; both squads posting a 3-0 c o n f e r e n c e record. On Tuesday at Alma, H o p e played stellar defense, leading t o a s h u t o u t forced u p o n Alma. The D u t c h m e n ' s steel t r a p defense had to s h o w up again against Olivet. " O u r entire w e e k of training prior to t h e Olivet g a m e f o c u s e d o n a t e a m that would be very physical t h e entire game," Ben L e m m e n ('14) said. "That is o n e of Olivet's s t r o n g p o i n t s , and that is exactly w h a t we e n c o u n t e r e d Saturday night." It did not take t h e C o m e t s l o n g t o strike first, with t h e game's first goal c o m i n g in t h e 17 ,h m i n u t e . As the p e r i o d w e n t on, t h e pressure c o n t i n u e d o n Hope's defense. Olivet h a d n i n e shots o n goal, c o m p a r e d t o a meager t h r e e by H o p e . In the 32 nd minute. Olivet struck again, their second of the first half. The Flying Dutchmen could not find an a n s w e r in

t h e r e m a i n d e r of t h e first half, a n d w e n t into h a l f t i m e seeking answers regarding their scoring troubles. C o a c h Steve Smith rallied his D u t c h m e n , and they were p r e p a r e d t o halt t h e C o m e t s in t h e s e c o n d half. Hope completely t u r n e d a r o u n d their g a m e this half, c o m i n g o u t firing o n offense. The Flying D u t c h m e n o u t s h o t Olivet 12-5 in this half, b u t it simply was not e n o u g h . "As a t e a m , I felt as t h o u g h w e could have b e e n a little more physically dominant o n t h e pitch," said L e m m e n .

66 We really wanted a win against Olivet, but now all we can do is focus that frustration into training for our match against Calvin. —

BEN LEMMEN ( ' 1 4 )


In t h e u p c o m i n g w e e k , H o p e takes o n their biggest rival, t h e Knights of Calvin College, at h o m e o n Wednesday. The Flying D u t c h m e n are looking to k n o c k t h e Knights off of their t o p p o si t i o n in t h e M I A A . "We're c o m i n g off this tough loss t o Olivet with our eyes n o w f o c u s e d o n Wednesday," L e m m e n said. "We really w a n t e d a w i n against Olivet, but n o w all we can d o is f o c u s that f r u s t r a t i o n into t r a i n i n g for o u r m a t c h against Calvin. W e d n e s d a y is t h e only t h i n g in o u r view now." Wednesday's matchup will have t h e intensity s h a r e d by so many Hope-Calvin rivalries before. The g a m e is set for 7 p.m. at Van Andel.

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