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Area choirs perform 3 Interdenominational concert set for World Communion Sunday Vote 2 0 0 6 5 Student Democrats and Republicans discuss candidates Pull highlights


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IN BRIEF MYRTLE PULL On Sept. 30. the biology club is sponsoring a Myrtle pull from 9 a.m. to noon. Myrtle, also known as Vinca minor, is an invasive species that is preventing the growth of new trees. Meet in the Science Center parking lot at 8:45 a.m. for rides. Lunch will be provided. A sign up is located in the biology department office. TAKE BACK THE NIGHT Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 8:30 p.m.. the Women's Issues Organization and Greek Men Take a Stand are cosponsoring Take Back the Night. This annual event will feature a tour of places on Hope's campus where sexual assault has occured. This year's featured speakers include Kristin Johnson, associate director of the CrossRoads Project; Jennifer Young, professor of English; and a representative from Holland's Center for Women in Transition. Over 100 students, professors and community members attended last fall's event. SLEEP UNDER THE STARS The Hope Habitat for Humanity chapter is sponsoring a Sleep-Out in the Pine Grove on Oct. 12. There are only two faculty members currently registered to take part in the fundraiser. Staff members are encouraged to take part in the event. If a participating professor receives more than $50 in their name, he or she will be required to sleep outside in The Pine Grove the entire night. Students are also encouraged to make donations in the name of the professor they would most like to sleep outside. Donations can be submitted outside Phelps during most mealtimes, as well as at the Student Union Desk and the Kletz.


'Ellen (Awad) will serve as the interim director of student activities," Dean of Students Richard Frost said Tuesday morning. " I ' m very grateful for Ellen being able and willing to step into this position." The decision to appoint Awad was made following the departure of Shane Ostermeier Sept. 1. "The decision by Shane really kind of came out of the blue," Frost said. "That was a difficult spot for us to be in. However, I think that Hope has always been blessed by very strong people that are in positions that can be helpful to us." Awad ('90) has worked at Hope for the past 11 years, as the residential life coordinator at Kollen, Ct)ok and Dykstra Halls, respectively. In the fall of 2003, Student Development created a new position, coordinator of student activities and Greek life, which Awad stepped into. Awad has also worked in residential life at Michigan State University and at Augustana College in South Dakota. " M y heart has always been at Hope," Awad said. "I feel very blessed that I've been able to do what 1 love to do—work with students and help them grow—here at Hope." With Avvad's appointment to the position of director, the college hired a new student activities coordinator with a one-year contract. "We looked at a number of candidates, and the one we selected is Bekah Schipper," Frost said. "She'll start Oct. 2." Schipper comes to Hope from a position at Freedom Village, a retirement living .community in PHOTO EDITOR JARED W I L K E N I N G Holland. She has been involved with Young Life, leadership S A I L I N G D U T C H — The Hope s a i l i n g club races a l o n g t h e w a t e r s of Lake M a c a t a w a in prepaS E E AWAD, P A G E 8 r a t i o n for t h e i r f i r s t home r e g a t t a on Nov. 4. See f u l l story on page 1 1 .


While officials are entertaining a billion dollar purchase offer from, 9.5 million users throughout the world are impacted by their Facebook m e m bership. Facebook will now be able to impact everyone. As of Tuesday, the second most popular social networking site in the world has opened its membership to the public. Facebook had been exclusive in its wide array of privacy op-

tions as compared to other social networking sites. Students could only locate members within their friends list or network, and membership was restricted to colleges, graduates, high schools and several companies. Now, the only requirement for registration is a verified email address. Facebook has also updated privacy controls, even after new features were added this month in response to a user protest against news-feed. Networks will remain exclusive and members have complete security control of their page con-

cerning other users. Now, more professionals than ever are interested in how social websites affect students. Professor Isolde Anderson of the communications department is actively pursuing an answer to the question of "how students use social networking sites and how it affects their lives," by polling freshmen at Hope. She began her research by presenting the class of 2010 with a survey and has received 200 responses. Results of Anderson's research will be released in December. Wood TV 8 of Grand Rap-

ids recently broadcasted a list of college essentials for incoming freshmen. Among several items, including "a friend with a car" and shower sandals, was a Facebook account. Correspondent Steven Broussard encouraged students to join Facebook and/or MySpace. Broussard said, "These two social networking sites are staples of contemporary college culture. Students will o f t e n ask whether you have an account on these sites b e f o r e taking time out to write d o w n your contact information." S E E FACEBOOK, P A G E 10



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At the University of Regensburg in Germany on Sept. 12, Pope Benedict XVI addressed an audience on the topic of faith and reason. "Show me just what M u h a m m a d brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman. such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached," said Benedict during a part of his speech, quoting Emperor Manuel Paleologos 11, a 14th century Byzantine ruler. By quoting Manuel II, the pope stirred angry protest from many Muslims around the world who interpreted it to be a premeditated strategy to discredit the prophet M u h a m m a d . In the Middle East, some Christian churches were burned

or pelted with various objects and many took to the streets with homemade signs, shouting antipapal and anti-American slogans. In Pakistan, the parliament voted to " c o n d e m n " the pope; and in Basra, an al-Qaeda militant group vowed a war against the "worshipers of the cross." Quickly, Vatican officials stepped in and attempted to clear the air about the pope's speech, saying it was misunderstood and claimed the purpose of the speech was to endorse cooperation between religions. Yet t h e protests continued to escalate. In a statement made in response to the protests. Pope Benedict publicly expressed regret for the reaction his comments caused and re-affirmed his position on inter-faith dialogue. "In no way did I wish to make my own the negative words

Romans, since the protests, have been fearful of retaliatory bombings by Muslim extremists. He also said he believed that much of the response to the cpmments were due to a perceived breech of "political correctness." As the spiritual leader of 1.1 billion Roman Catholics, including many leaders of Western countries, the papacy is seen by many as a very influential religious and political responsibility. This is especially true in light of recent events which are being called a "clash of civilizations." Benedict XVI

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pronounced by the medieval emperor. Their polemical content does not express my personal convictions," Benedict said. In Rome, Rev. Amaud Devillers, the district superior general of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, said that many

"(Pope Benedict is a) scholarly and intelligent man, but he is also a political figure," said Eliot Dickinson, professor of political science. Dickinson also said that he thought Benedict's comments


were made without considering the consequences, specifically, the effect of'underlying political tensions between the East and the West. He pointed put recent examples of political tension, including the protests over the Danish cartoons, the Western-led wars in the Middle East and even the unassimilated Muslim youth riots in France. The controversy is also on the minds of Hope students. " T h e reaction to the Holy Father's statements is unfortunate and hampers the frank discussion of Islam's validity," said Clayton Orr ('08), a Union of Catholic Students officer. Another response came from Maxim Sergienko ('07), who couldn't help but see the protests as doing " m o r e harm representing Islam than anything the Pope could have said."



On Sept. 26, Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi finished a five-year campaign to reform Japan. During his tenure, he had a big impacts on Japan, such as the privatization of the Japanese post service and a recovery from a 10-year depression. In 2001, Koizumi won the ruling of the Liberal Democratic Party and became prime minister, promising to make changes in the L D P ' s traditional function. Koizumi successfully limited the ability of politicians to be able to make their own factions and determine the policies of the LDP. In doing so, Koizumi increased the power of a previously weak prime minister position. Prime Minister Koizumi broke down this traditional custom, and changed another. Koizumi went outside his party's lines and adopted a Keio University professor and several young politicians into his government. He aimed to change "the closed government" to "the open government" for citizens. To gather the support of the people. Koizumi used slogans such as " N o pain, No ref o r m " and "postal privatization." Through the mass media, Koizumi drew the attention and support of the people. According to a Jiji Press survey, average public support for the Koizumi administration stood at 47 percent. This indicates


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One reason for Koizumi's popular support was the Japanese condition in the 1990s, before his tenure. During that period, Japan experienced long-term depression and the people greatly desired a reformer to improve their standard of life. Koizumi's attempts to make the S E E REFORM, P A G E 9

Ford Motor Company has announced that it will cut nearly 90,000 j o b s this year, according to an industry group representing the company. Of the nearly 90.000 workers losing jobs. 75,000 are receiving buyouts from Ford, since the employees are union m e m bers. The j o b cuts and layoffs are contributing to to the economic slowdown in Michigan. The auto industry especially has experienced a slowdown for the past couple years. Ford's response to the economic crisis is a plan to reconstruct the company and cut costs by up to $5 billion by the end of 2008. Dave Gossett. a union spokesman for Ford Motors, said " M y heart goes out to the autoworkers because I know they have been a very productive and tough union for a number of years. And I know what Ford is going through as it adapts to the changes necessary to keep the remaining j o b s in their industry." Ford is not only ending the j o b s of many loyal employees, but also closing two more plants, including one in Canada by the end o f 2006. The company plans to close an S E E FORD, P A G E 8


On July 2, Mexico elected its next president, Felipe Calderon, to office. Calderon is a member of the National Action Party, which has ruled Mexico for the past six years. His opponent was Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a m e m ber from the more left-leaning Party of the Democratic Revolution. There have been allegations of voter fraud, leading to massive demonstrations by the people of Mexico. Mexicans cast 41 million votes on election day, and Calderon won the election with a margin of fewer than 245,000 votes. Most of Calderon's votes were from upper and middle class voters in

the industrial northern part of the country. The poorer southern areas, as well as inner-city c o m m u nities, tended to vote for Lopez Obrador. Presidential elections in Mexico operate on a first-past-the-post system, a voting system where a single winner is chosen in a given constituency by having the most votes, regardless of whether or not they have the majority of votes. By these rules, Calderon's victory is legal. But, as the demonstrations in Mexico City continue, it is obvious that the electorate is extremely divided. On July 9, hundreds of thousands of Lopez Obrador supporters crammed into Zocalo square in Mexico City's historic central

district. Lopez Obrador called for more rallies and called his supporters to demand a recount due to alleged voter fraud. Analysts say that a full recount is not provided for under Mexican law. Lopez Obrador needs to prove his street power to emphasize his demands for all 41 million votes to be recounted. The Federal Electoral Tribunal - the country's top electoral authority - arranged a recount of votes from 9 percent of the country's 130,500 polling stations, significantly short of the recount that Lopez Obrador called for. Since late August, political protesters have been setting up camp on Paseo de la Reforma, Reform Avenue. The lent city, filled S E E RECOUNT P A G E 8


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Wednesday Sept. 27 Coolbeans Coffeehouse presents Mike Smith 9 - 1 1 p.m. The Kletz. Free.

Friday Sept. 2 9 American Association of University Women Booksale Sept. 29 4-9 p.m. Sept. 3 0 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Holland Civic Center

Symphonette Concert 7:30 p.m. Dimnent Chapel. Free.

Film: "Lady in the Water" Sept. 2 9 & 30: 7; 9 : 3 0 p.m; midnight. Oct. 1: 3pm. Wlnants Auditorium. $2. Sponsored by SAC.

Tuesday Oct. 3 New York Arts Program DVD Presentation 5 p.m. DePree Art Center.

HOPE PROFESSOR P E R F O R M S LOCALLY Professor Andrew Le of the music department will perform as part of the Grand Rapids Symphony's Casual Classics Series. Conducted by David Lockington, Le will present three pieces: Haydn's Symphony No.7, "Burlesque" by R. Strauss and Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4 (Italian). The concert will take place Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. in the Royce Auditorium of St. Cecilia Music Society. He will also p e r f o r m Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. in the DeWitt Auditorium of Z e e l a n d East High School. Tickets are $5 for H o p e students with a valid ID. K N I C K E R B O C K E R TO FEATURE I N D I A N M U S I C I A N World-renowned Indian classical musician Shafaatullah Kahn performs at the Knickerbocker Theater Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m. Kahn is one of few artists to have mastered three different instruments: the sitar, surbahar and tabla. Since his debut in England at age 11, Kahn has performed all over the world, including at the Lincoln Center in N e w York City, Suntory Hall in Tokyo and The Great Hall of the Kremlin in Moscow. While on Hope's campus, Kahn will also offer a lecture and demonstration for some classes. Tickets for the concert are $5 for adults and free for children 18 and under. They may be reserved through the DeVos Fieldhouse ticket office, open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. DEVOS NATIONAL ANTHEM AUDITIONS TONIGHT Auditions to perform the national anthem at Hope athletic events will be held tonight from 8-10 p.m. center court in DeVos Fieldhouse. The audition requires the national anthem to be performed in full before a selected committee and is expected to last 10 minutes. Singers. musicians, ensembles and groups are encouraged to attend. E-mail events@ or call (616) 395-7136 with questions.

WORSHIP WITH ONE VOICE Fifteen churches from greater Holland area gather for 'Every Nation' concert Courtenay Roberts A R T S EDITOR

Fifteen choirs from churches of varying denominations in the greater Holland area will come together for an evening of praise and worship on Sunday, Oct. 15 at Christ Memorial Reformed Church. The concert is titled "Every Nation" and wil) take place on World Communion Sunday, an annual event where churches around the globe remember the death and resurrection of Christ. Jeremy Simpson, worship leader at Christ Memorial Re-

formed Church, is the primary coordinator of the event, for which planning began in April. "I fell the need to put some kind of collaborative effort together musically in the West Michigan area," Simpson said. Denominations that will be represented include the Reformed Church of America, First Assembly of God, Pentecostal, Church of God in Christ, Christian Reformed Church and Wesleyan. The Hope College Gospel Choir will be participating, along with The Voices of Grand Valley Stale University.

Jump Rhythm Jazz Wows Hope Audiences Jonathan Ytterock STAFF W R I T E R

The lights dimmed and the crowd hushed; everyone was ready for ihe production to begin with an explosive dance number. Then something unexpected happened. Billy Siegenfeld, artisitc director of the Jump Rhythm Jazz Project, walked out, introduced himself and led the audience in a fun rhythm warm-up exercise. Just as the audience was beginning to get into it, the curtain came up, the dancers were in position on stage and the real show began. On Sept. 22 and 23, Hope College was delighted with the presence and performance of the JRJP, put on by the Great Performance Series. It was a night filled with delightful dance numbers

that covered not only a broad musical range, but also a broad topical range. JRJP danced and sang the night away with renditions of pieces by artists including Mick Jagger, George Gershwin, Frank Sinatra. Etta Jones and Outkast. Through their dancing, they also covered such topics as love, joy, seasons and war. JRJP is a non-profit arts company hailing from Chicago, directed by Billy Seigenfeld. Their mission, simply stated, is to share the j o y of traditional American jazz dancing, rhythm and music with people of all ages. Their mission-was most certainly fulfilled this past weekend. However, Hope had a bit more to be excited about. S E E JUMP, PAGE 9

Erin Taylor ( ' 0 8 ) is excited about "Every Nation." "Working with musicians from other churches and schools has been a blast. This whole event will bring together so many people for one central purpose: worship. This should happen more often!" Taylor said. C.J. Kingdom-Grier, pastor of worship and arts at Calvary Reformed Church is looking forward to the concert. "Events like this bring people

from different experiences and different cultures to enrich the body of Christ," Kingdom-Grier said. "The Reformed Church has articulated that unless we move to embracing different cultures and bring them into leadership then our denomination will dwindle. Events like this promote who God is globally, and it helps the RCA be whom God intended it to be." In addition to worship music, the concert will include sacred dance, sign language ministry and presentations by children. "Every Nation" will be held at Christ Memorial Church, located at 595 Graafschap Road, at 6 p.m. All are welcome.

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Professor Jimmy Leach came to Holland two years ago when his wife. Julia Randel, began teaching music history at Hope. This year he is directing the Wind Symphony and Anchor Band, teaching trumpet and is serving as faculty advisor for M E N C , Hope's chapter of the National Association of Music Educators. Leach is finishing a doctoral degree in classical trumpet at Boston University and has studied with various famous artists throughout his career including Tom Rolfs of the Boston Symphony. However, his skills as an artist traverse the scale. Leach is also a jazz musician, singer, keyboardist, arranger and composer. He has taught in a myriad of public school and university settings including five semesters at Harvard College. Leach's goal for students is to "expose them to many kinds of music so they have the vocabulary and experience to correctly interpret music by Bach as well as contemporary composers," he

Dorrell Martin is a visiting professor in the dance department. He is teaching jazz and modem for the first half of the fall semester. A native of Houston, Martin is Currently the Director of Contemporary M o d e m and Ballet at Joffrey Ballet in New York City. He has studied with Paul Taylor, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Broadway Dance, Martha Graham School— and the list goes on, making him a connoisseur of various techniques and dance disciplines. His work history includes a recent performance on " T h e Lion King" national tour. He is also the artistic director of Dance Fusion, a company based in Houston that fuses all styles of dance from Latin to classical ballet. Martin's goals for his Hope students are to "bring them new and different forms of dance styles and to take them to the next level in their training." He is also choreographing "Wonderftil Town," this year's musical, set to open in November. When asked what dancers need to be prepared for the professional world, Martin said, "Dedication to the art form. Because if there is no dedication, there is no reason to be doing it."


said. As a result, his students could encounter scores that involve improvisation, rubbing fingers on water glasses and even whistling.

Jean Reed Bahle: Theater In 1994, Jean Reed Bahle came to Hope to work as a visiting assistant professor in the theater department. Now, it is 12 years later and Bahle is still here acting as "visiting" assistant professor. Bahle has participated in most aspects of the theatre world, including teaching, reviewing, acting, directing and working as a playwright, which makes her quite a catch for Hope. A resident of Grand Rapids, Bahle is known throughout western Michigan for her acting and directing abilities, and has performed in over 40 shows. She has worked with several theaters in Grand Rapids, including the Actor's Theatre, becoming more heavily involved within the last couple years. Bahle also performs regularly with Hope S u m m e r Repertory Theater.

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Teresa VanDenend: Dance Teresa V a n D e n e n d j o i n e d the d a n c e department staff this semester teaching j a z z and modern. She is a l s o the assistant director of the Hope-affiliated Strike Time D a n c e C o m p a n y and assistant coordinator o f the Student D a n c e Concert. She recently perf o r m e d at the historic Cain Park Amphitheater in Cleveland as a s u m m e r m e m b e r of Inlet D a n c e C o m p a n y and will appear with Aerial Dance C o m p a n y in October. Van D e n e n d taught at Beasley A c a d e m i c Center in C h i c a g o and Reeths P u f f e r High School in Musk e g o n . She also toured with Push Physical T h e a t e r o f Rochester, NY, and w a s t h e lead in a premier piece, "Bathsheba." In addition to her work at H o p e , VanDenend is currently c h o r e o g r a p h i n g this y e a r ' s Unity Christian High School musical, " P i r a t e s of P e n z a n c e . " When asked what advice she would give dancers s e e k i n g the professional world VanDenend said, " B e shameless. Be s h a m e l e s s and motivated. Dedication and hard w o r k is k e y . "

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Election 2006: Divided opinion D o n ' t mess with a good thing Annika Carlson

In midterm elections across the country, people are looking for change—with congressional and presidential approval ratings in the toilet, it's a tough year for incumbents. For the most part, people calling for change are right—but with two strong Democratic leaders up for re-election, the best thing for Michigan is keeping Debbie Stabenow in the Senate and Jennifer Granholm in the governor's office. I know it's tempting to trust the guy whose family h e l p e d u s build the beautiful new DeVos Fieldhouse, but putting your name on a bunch of buildings is nothing like actually running the state. Granholm has spent her past four years cleaning up

the mess she inherited from her Republican predecessor. Voters have a choice between continuing to push forward and returning to the policies that failed Michigan in the '90s—a vote for Granholm is a vote to keep moving forward. Granholm has one of the nation's most comprehensive economic plans—it encompasses j o b creation, education to keep workers and students competitive, health care expansions, alternative energy and growth across the board. Since her plan was set in motion, Granholm expanded health care coverage to over 290,000 people, created over 40,000 new j o b s in Michigan and helped over 100,000 workers find new jobs. That's not empty rhetoric—that's undeniable evidence that Granholm's plan is working. Re-electing Granholm will keep that plan in motion and benefiting Michigan citizens. Stabenow, or Debbie as she prefers to

be called, spent her first term in the Senate passing legislation to create and maintain j o b s in Michigan. She has a concrete plan to help get Michigan out of its so-called single-state recession: protect workers' benefits and jobs, help businesses stay in the U.S., enforce fair trade practices and promote innovation. The last part is especially significant: Debbie isn't just focused on short-term j o b creation, but on long-term research and development to give Michigan an edge in the global market. Stabenow is working innovatively to protect Michigan j o b s — s h e and a bipartisan coalition of senators and representatives are working to establish a chief trade prosecutor to enforce trade laws. We have the laws on the books, and since the executive office w o n ' t step up, Stabenow's helping to make sure that trade laws benefiting domestic businesses

A conservative push for progress Sarah Baumgartner

A There is at least one trade in Michigan that is having a banner year (along with the Keppel House): the Michigan moving van industry. Of the nation's 50 states, Michigan ranks number one in people using the services of moving vans to leave the state. As the only state to lose j o b s in each of the last three years, Michigan's prospects of reversing this trend appear bleak. Under the leadership of Gov. Jennifer Granholm and Sen. Debbie Stabenow,

Michigan is next to last, 49th in the nation, in terms o f economic growth and retaining young adults. Some argue that Michigan's dismal economic state is a result of poor decisions at the federal level, but the statistics say otherwise. Stabenow defends her drab performance in Washington speaking out against what she has termed "unfair trade practices," while continuing to support tariffs currently in place to protect the American automobile industry and ward off foreign competition. Due to these measures, Michigan would be expected to maintain an advantage in the domestic auto market. In reality, Michigan's high labor costs, reinforced by both Granholm and Stabenow, have left Michigan only ahead of hurricane- ravaged Louisiana in economic status. Recently, a strong ally of Stabenow and Granholm, organized labor, this time in the form of the Detroit Teacher's Union, left 129,000 Detroit school children without education for seven days while they went

on strike. Consider Michigan's education system. Consider Michigan's economic prospects. Consider a change in leadership for Michigan in November. Republican candidate for governor, Dick DeVos, is committed to moving Michigan forward by improving the economy and creating new jobs. DeVos recognizes that "for the first time, this state's economic future has become disconnected from the national economy," and he has pledged to change that if elected governor. As a successful international businessman, DeVos has led Grand Rapids-based Alticor, bringing j o b s and revenue to Michigan. DeVos is committed to lowering taxes for Michigan residents and implementing a plan that will create Michigan jobs. Mike Bouchard, the Republican candidate for Senate, was born in Flint, and now lives in Oakland County, where he serves as sheriff. As sheriff, Bouchard has worked tirelessly to ensure the safety o f the people he serves and use their


There are five proposals on Michigan's ballot this election year. They include the House Joint Resolution Z (Constitutional Protection of D N R Funds), the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, the Dove Hunting Referendum, the State Joint Resolution E (Protection of Eminent Domain) and the Educational Funding Guarantee. P r o p o s a l 1: The House Joint Resolution Z , if approved, will amend the Michigan constitution to require that money held by conservation and recreation funds can only be used for the intended purposes. Proposal 2: The Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, seeks to amend the Michigan constitution to ban any "affirmative action programs that give preferential treatment to groups or individuals based on their race, gender, color, ethnicity or national origin for public employment, education or

contracting purposes." P r o p o s a l 3: If approved, will create an official hunting season for mourning doves. P r o p o s a l 4: If approved, will amend the constitution to prohibit the government from seizing private property for other private uses and without adequate compensation. P r o p o s a l 5: Seeks to create mandatory funding levels for public education in Michigan and increase the current funding by $565 million. It will also require the state, when considering funding increases, to account for the rate of inflation. The state must also fund any shortcomings of the general fund. Funding shall be based on a three-year student enrollment for schools with dropping enrollment. Retirement money paid by public schools will be reduced and capped. Lastly, it will aim to reduce the funding shortage of districts receiving per-pupil funding to bring it closer to those districts receiving maximum funding.

There is debate about proposals 2 and 5. Proposal 2 is not favored by advocates of affirmative action. It has faced criticism because it potentially puts publicly funded activities such as scholarships, health programs and educational outreaches which target a certain demographic into jeopardy. Some programs that could potentially be cut include breast, cervical and prostate cancer screenings; domestic violence programs; and girls' technology s u m m e r camps. Proposal 5 has c o m e under scrutiny because, according to the Citizens Research Council of Michigan, it "provides guaranteed funding for various levels of education regardless of the state's fiscal condition. The annual inflationary increases may require reductions to other programs financed by the general fund, such as health care, corrections, assistance to the poor, especially if state revenues fail to grow with inflation."

m o n e y wisely. Prior to taking office in 1999, Bouchard served in the Michigan state Senate for eight years as well as the Michigan House of Representatives. Bouchard's dedication to reducing bureaucracy will put Michigan on the path to a progressive future. These Republican candidates are committed to changing the future of Michigan. They want you to be able to find j o b s when you graduate. They want Michigan to be a state with low unemployment, lower taxes and a promising future. If this is the Michigan that you would like to see, please join us in supporting these candidates. The Hope Republicans will meet Thursday at 10 p.m., and we would love to see you there. If you would like to learn more about the N o v e m b e r elections or about Hope Republicans, send us an e-mail at Finally, remember to vote on Nov. 7. Curt and Sarah are members of the Hope Republicans.


Proposals create debate Danielle Revers

are enforced. In the past six years, Stabenow created tax cuts for businesses that keep j o b s in the U.S., introduced bipartisan bills in Congress to help small businesses pay for health care and passed legislation to stop counterfeit manufacturing. She has stopped Canada from sending its trash to Michigan, banned drilling in the Great Lakes, increased security on Michigan's northern border and maintains six offices in Michigan. Stabenow is on the right track, and when re-elected, will continue fighting for Michigan. This is not an election about ideology, or about hiding behind campaign attacks or party lines—this election is about action and result for Michigan. Simply put, Stabenow and Granholm are getting the j o b done and should be supported by the Michiganders for whom they fight. Annika is a member of the Hope Democrats.

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GENERAL Voter R e g i s t r a t i o n D e a d l i n e :

Odd-year victory Katie Burkhardt STAFF W R I T E R

C o n f u s i o n and j o y were the emolions permeating the north side of the Black River Saturday as the 2 0 0 9 Pull Team w a s told they had w o n after spending only one hour and 35 minutes on the r o p e — h a l f the lime they were expecting. "We didn't know what was going on ... did someone die. get really hurt, did we lose? All I remember saying was, 'They gave up and quit?" Stephanie Giegler ('09). moraler of Pit 14, said. G i e g l e r ' s reaction was not an u n c o m m o n one. Others expressed similar reactions of surprise. " W h e n w e were told (to) reel in the rope, I don't think any of us really thought that our coaches were serious. Most of us thought that it was just a strategy to pull harder. Watching footage afterwards, none of us got off the rope right a w a y in celebration. We were all waiting for the next call set." Alison T h o m p s o n ('09), moraler of Pit 9, said. "I never would have imagined this outcome in a million years." T h e 2006 Pull is the shortest on record since the institution of the

1978 time-limit rules. Emotions w e r e mixed about this historic victory. "On one hand, w e were elated. We were done, we destroyed them in half the time. On the other hand, we felt slighted, w e only got half a sophomore Pull day," Zach Hoemschemeyer ('09). puller of Pit I said. The Odd Year loss last year was a m a j o r motivator not only in the past three w e e k s of arduous practice, but also for the past year. "It haunted m e for 365 days and w o u l d n ' t go away, no matter h o w prepared I knew w e were," Giegler said. A s i d e from determination, the Pull Team attributes its win to hard work, constructive attitudes and great coaches. " W e had some amazing coaches that really helped us all to get fired up," Jonathan K o o p m a n s ('09), puller of Pit 8 said. All m e m b e r s of the team admit to a grueling practice schedule that they were grateful for in the end. "We w o r k e d them harder and faster than t h e y ' v e ever worked, but their minds w e r e n ' t on pain or

exhaustion. T h e y were focused on their t e a m m a t e s — t h e 17 other sets of h a n d s on the r o p e — a n d that's why they made history," Christian Piers ('07), Odd-Year Pull coach, said. Many believe the team bonded more this year both inside and outside of practice, a m a j o r factor of any Pull t e a m ' s victory. "We thought of ourselves as one, w e trained as one, w e executed as o n e " H o e m s c h e m e y e r said. In the end, the speedy victory still c a m e as a surprise. Odd Year knew Even Year w a s capable of putting u p a strong fight and n o w the Odd Year team has only w o r d s of encouragement to offer. "Persevere," T h o m p s o n said. "You still have a second chance. ' 1 0 Pull Team, Awesome Pull T e a m ! " After his team triumphed over three w e e k s of practice; moved 38 feet of rope in an hour and a half, and s w a m the Black River in victory. Piers claimed to have never been prouder. " T h e bond between these pullers is m o r e important than any n u m b e r in a record book. There will be more Pulls, and there will be more pullers, but there will never be another ' 0 9 . "


P H O T O E D I T O R J A R E D W I L K E N I N G , G R A P H I C S BY D Y L A N A P I N T E R

Swift end to a rainy day: Reflections on Pull 2006 Ario Elami STAFF W R I T E R

A s I m a d e my way through the close quarters of foliage, I began to hear a faint chanting of voices. Finally coming into a clearing, 1 w a s greeted by many people, half of them dressed in red, as well as a massivp tarp displaying the number 10 and the word "Tenacious." T h e sky was overcast, yet everyone w a s helping to develop a lively atmosphere. M e m b e r s of the 2010 Pull Team were dashing about and breaking into chants, family m e m b e r s were encouragingly shouting people's names, i and the flash of a camera interrupted every few seconds. After all of the preparations, the pull coach flung his arms d o w n and the tug of war began. Roars of cheers encircled the pit. As I looked around, 1 saw a variety of expressions on people's faces:

concentration, concern, happiness, determination and incredible strain. "I was trying to leave everything else behind," Puller Aaron Forr

(M0) said. "I needed to have my mind completely on the rope." Periodically, everything would suddenly hush and the pull coach

would deliver a short speech to maintain the participants' morale. At one point, however, two of the Even-Year pullers collapsed. Despite the struggle to replace the m e m b e r s and having arguments with a few OddYear leaders, the freshmen eventually accepted defeat. Hugging one another, s o m e crying, they gathered together by the water's edge and applauded for their opposition's victory as a cheer rang f r o m across the river. It began to rain as the event ended. In nearly no time, everyone on the Even Year's side had already left due to the intense weather and medical attention some needed, making the conclusion of The Pull hectic and moody. T h e Pull of Sept. 23, 2006 was finished in an hour and 35 minutes. T h e last time T h e Pull ended before the three-hour time limit was in 1994.

VOICES SEPTEMBER 2 7 , 2 0 0 6

Antiphon T h o u g h it s e e m s counterintuitive at first, the best w a y to e s c a p e this f o r c e is

Ride the Wave

c o m e t o its e d g e and find y o u r s e l f a b l e t o

" Y o u h a v e to ride the w a v e . " A friend g a v e m e this a d v i c e recently,

" W h e r e h a s the t i m e g o n e ? " — b u t kairos requires o u r participation. It's like t h e w a v e . S t a n d i n g in s t u b b o r n

o r d i n a r y t i m e . It is t h e root o f s uch w o r d s a s c h r o n i c and c h r o n o l o g y . C h r o n o s refers

t o relax. F l o a t i n g with the current, y o u ' l l

Mackenzie Smith

T h e a n c i e n t G r e e k s used t w o w o r d s for t i m e : c h r o n o s and kairos. C h r o n o s d e s c r i b e s

to finite time; that w h i c h can b e m e a s u r e d b y o u r ( u b i q u i t o u s ) w a t c h e s and clocks, cell p h o n e s and c o m p u t e r s .

d r a g u s u n d e r , l e a v i n g us e x h a u s t e d a n d a

t o - d a y t a s k s and s t r u g g l e s . I think it m a y also b e t r u e o f t h e g r e a t e r p h e n o m e n o n o f

K a i r o s is a d i f f e r e n t entity. In G r e e k , kairos r e f e r s t o the " r i g h t or p r o p e r



bit r e s e n t f u l . Instead, " y o u h a v e t o ride the w a v e . " We need t o relax and live into t i m e (kairos).

( c h r o n o s ) . It'll k n o c k us o f f o u r f e e t a n d

A c c o r d i n g t o the O x f o r d E n g l i s h

Let it m o v e us. W e ' l l e n d up a little further

Dictionary, it is " f u l l n e s s o f time; the p r o p i t i o u s m o m e n t for t h e . . . c o m i n g into

Rethinking Time

w h e n I w a s f e e l i n g o v e r w h e l m e d by the

lives. But h a v e you noticed h o w relative

b e i n g o f a n e w state." K a i r o s is c r e a t i v e time. W e e x p e r i e n c e

this a d v i c e r e s o n a t e s w i t h m e . Personal e x p e r i e n c e has t a u g h t that if you try t o

it is? O n e hour in a M o n d a y lecture lasts

it w h e n w e e n t e r into something" f u l l y

forever, b u t sixty m i n u t e s d r i n k i n g c o f f e e

plant y o u r f e e t and stand y o u r g r o u n d , the

with f r i e n d s is g o n e in a flash. To u n d e r s t a n d this, it's

and lose track o f o u r " s e l f ( a l o n g with the b o u n d a r i e s a n d w o r r i e s o f o u r s m a l l

tasks p i l i n g up b e f o r e m e . H a v i n g spent m y c h i l d h o o d at t h e b e a c h ,

o p p o s i t i o n t o c r a s h i n g w a v e s is a b o u t a s f r u i t l e s s a s t r y i n g to c o n t r o l t i m e

s w i m up a n d out. T h i s a d v i c e w o r k s at t h e b e a c h , a n d I ' m finding it t o be true in the f a c e o f d a y -

T o o o f t e n , t i m e s e e m s t o dictate o u r

a l o n g , with a little m o r e positive energy. A n d w h o k n o w s w h e r e that m o m e n t u m m i g h t leave us? So, d o n ' t w a s t e y o u r time. D o n ' t s a v e your-time. D o n ' t e v e n " s p e n d " y o u r time. Instead, live it.

Act, e n g a g e , create,

c o n s i d e r the v o c a b u l a r y w e use to d e s c r i b e

in k a i r o s ; so t o o are artists in the act o f

love, think and lose y o u r self b y living in k a i r o s — a n d see w h e r e the current t a k e s you.

the u n d e r t o w pulls you u n d e r and threatens

time; t i m e can b e spent, s a v e d , w a s t e d , i nves t ed and used. In short, o u r culture

creation. A t h l e t e s k n o w it in the m i d s t o f

t o k e e p you t h e r e till all y o u r breath is g o n e ,

has e c o n o m i z e d t i m e .

It is s o m e t h i n g t o

c o m p e t i t i o n or f o c u s e d practice. I am in kairos s o m e t i m e s w h i l e I read,

y o u r limbs are tired f r o m s t r u g g l i n g and the s u r f a c e is n o w h e r e t o be f o u n d . T h e

be m e a s u r e d a n d d i s p e n s e d , a n d w e n e v e r

w h e n I ' m d e e p in d i s c u s s i o n or w h e n I lie on the b e a c h . K a i r o s c a n b e quiet and

easiest w a y to get s u c k e d into a n u n d e r t o w

s e e m to h a v e e n o u g h . What would happen i f w e conceptualized

is b y t r y i n g t o resist it.

l i m e in a n e w w a y ?

w a v e will k n o c k y o u over. T h i s is e s p e c i a l l y true on a really w a v y day. O n c e y o u ' r e k n o c k e d o f f y o u r feet,


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d e v e l o p m e n t a n d o t h e r y o u t h ad-

tion and the c u r r e n t s t r u c t u r e o f the Student D e v e l o p m e n t o f f i c e .

vising activities.

A w a d is enthusiastic a b o u t this

" S h e c o m e s with a skill set p e r f e c t f o r the w o r k o f student

prospect. " W e h a v e a perfect opportunity

a c t i v i t i e s , " A w a d said.

t o really evaluate h o w w e do things and to see if w e ' r e doing things in


bright, d y n a m i c a n d r e l a t i o n a l . " In h e r n e w p o s i t i o n , S c h i p p e r will w o r k with D a n c e M a r a t h o n , G r e e k L i f e and the S t u d e n t A c -


w o r l d ) in the p r o c e s s . C h i l d r e n at play are



o f b a n k r u p t c i e s in the next c o u p l e

a b l e t o d o this with o n l y 1,200


Toledo, O h i o , w h e r e 6 8 0 p e o p l e

Ford b e l i e v e s that c u t t i n g the

d e a l e r s h i p s a c r o s s the country, less than one-third t h e n u m b e r o f

earn a r o u n d $25 an h o u r a s s e m -

n u m b e r o f its d e a l e r s h i p s can h e l p relieve the tension o f b a n k r u p t c y .

Ford has. A c c o r d i n g to T o y o t a , its s a l e s

b l i n g b u m p e r s a n d o t h e r parts.

that m a k e s sense," she said. A m i d s t t h e c h a n g e s in t h e o f -

rently has the largest U.S. m a r k e t share, m a d e similar b u y o u t o f f e r s ees left G M u n d e r the p r o g r a m .

d o n e s o m e w o r k w i t h the Student U n i o n D e s k , C o o l B e a n s the Vol-


t h r o u g h the end o f t h e school year.

u n t e e r S e r v i c e s p r o g r a m , " Frost said. Hart has b e e n at H o p e s i n c e 1999, giving h e r the " g r e a t e s t his-

officially posted in January. H o w e v e r , Frost said, " I ' m riot sure w h a t ' t h e j o b ' is g o i n g t o

M o t o r s , w h i c h cur-

Ford is not limiting cuts t o e m p l o y e e j o b s and plant c l o s i n g s . It also e x p e c t s t o cut t h e n u m b e r o f U.S. d e a l e r s h i p s b y a r o u n d 6 0 0

c a n only h e l p a s the c o m p a n y

T h e j o b o p e n i n g s will be


look like." Frost p l a n s to use this o p -

torical c o n t i n u i t y " o f a n y student

portunity to r e e v a l u a t e the posi-

c o r d i n g to Frost.


believes to

earlier this year. 3 5 , 0 0 0 e m p l o y -




be n o other alternative for Ford at the m o m e n t . " ( A u t o ) d e a l e r s are g o i n g un-

d e v e l o p m e n t staff m e m b e r , ac-


for his c o m p a n y ' s recent success. " I t ' s the strength o f o u r ( s m a l l -

are hurting e c o n o m i c a l l y , J a p a -

er) d e a l e r n e t w o r k , w h i c h is p r o v -

nese-based competitor Toyota M o t o r C o r p . is l o o k i n g t o over-

ing increasingly central t o o u r

While American

take Ford as the n u m b e r t w o U.S.

g r o w t h , " L e n t z said earlier in Sept., b e f o r e Ford a n n o u n c e d its


plans for r e d u c t i o n .




A Baby Can Enter Our Prayers

s c h e d u l e s , cust. s a l e s / s v c , n o exp.

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n e e d e d , would like to fill 2 0 positions in Holland ASAP, 1st c o m e 1st

P A N is the c o n s e r v a t i v e party |The a m a z i n g Greek chili dog.|

with s u p p o r t e r s o f L o p e z O b r a dor, has b e c o m e a s e m i - p e r m a -

on M e x i c o ' s political s p e c t r u m .

nent h o m e for many. Drastic weather


c o r p o r a t i v e rule, r e d u c e d taxes, s m a l l e r g o v e r n m e n t and w e l f a r e

C o m e visit G & L t h r o u g h o u t

h a v e not deterred t h e s e s u p p o r t -

r e f o r m . Its p l a t f o r m has similari-

t h e 2 0 0 6 / 2 0 0 7 s c h o o l year

ers: large gas c o o k e r s e n s u r e h o t m e a l s , electricity w i r i n g a l l o w s

ties with that o f t h e R e p u b l i c a n

( w i t h y o u r s t u d e n t J.D. c a r d )

It a d v o c a t e s f r e e e n t e r p r i s e and


Party in the U.S. T h e P R D is the m o r e liberal

give H o p e C o l l e g e S t u d e n t s

have displayed photographs and

political party. It a d v o c a t e s d e m -

a 21 o u n c e s o f t d r i n k w i t h

ocratic socialism and social de-

y o u n g . F o r o v e r 70 y e a r s , o n e

mocracy. T h e r e c e n t crisis has s h o w n

party, the Industrial R e v o l u t i o n -

that M e x i c o is a d e e p l y divided

ary Party (PR1) has held political

c o u n t r y and a n a l y s t s say o n e o f

p o w e r . T h i s streak w a s b r o k e n in 2 0 0 0 . w h e n t h e PR1 w a s u n s e a t e d

the m a i n c h a l l e n g e s for the n e w

by Vicente Fox o f PAN.

p r e s i d e n t will be t o o b t a i n s o m e d e g r e e o f national unity.

and G & L Chili Dogs will

e v e r y f o o d purchase in excess o f $ 3 . 0 0 .

O n Lakewood Blvd. (Just w e s t o f U S - 3 1 )

G & L is o w n e d by H o p e College A l u m n u s (Peter Johnson - 91')

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v i e w i n g o f television, and artists read poetry. D e m o c r a c y in M e x i c o is very

d e a l e r s h i p s . F o r d ' s sales h a v e d r o p p e d a r o u n d 10 percent. Jim Lentz, the vice president o f Toy-

Facing Competition

profit m a r g i n s . A u t o d e a l e r s a g r e e w i t h the plan, a s t h e r e s e e m s t o

are u p 11 percent this year. M e a n w h i l e , despite its 4 , 3 0 0

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Sl 4 . 5 0 basc-appt. t o s t a r t , flexible


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t h e m o s t effective way, in a w a y

m a Hart, w h o has s t e p p e d u p and



t w o y e a r s , i n c l u d i n g one o f t h e c o m p a n y ' s largest, a f a c t o r y near

additional 16 plants in the n e x t

d u r i n g the next t h r e e years.


late to work—sorry

stands s e c o n d in the total annual

stant f a c e . " W e ' r e f o r t u n a t e t o h a v e Wil-


In college, she

d e r , " said Jim Zeigler, a Ford c o n sultant. " Y o u are g o i n g t o see a lot

fice, Frost is g r a t e f u l for one c o n -



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w o r k with

Orientation 2007. A w a d a n d S c h i p p e r a r e both

was international

class in high school

finds herself without a TV and without a watch, which may be why she isfrequently

r e f l e c t i v e — b u t it is n e v e r passive. C h r o n o s can p a s s us b y and leave u s w o n d e r i n g ,

tivities C o m m i t t e e . S h e will also Frost t o c o o r d i n a t e

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RA observes Pull's physical, social effects on residents o f t i m e t a k e n by Pull preparation e v e n t s . O n e of the best times for m e e t i n g p e o p l e


f r e e at 9 or 10 p.m. hardly g i v e s s t u d e n t s

I stood

c h a n c e to o b s e r v e pullers a n d m o r a l e r s

the p r o p e r a m o u n t of t i m e t o c o m p l e t e

w a t c h i n g the Pull participants grunt and groan in their m u d pits, m i x i n g blood,

in a residential setting. T h i s h a s a l l o w e d m e t o o b s e r v e the e f f e c t s o f the Pull on

h o m e w o r k in t h e e v e n i n g and get e n o u g h

s w e a t and tears, 1 a d m i r e d several a s p e c t s

a p u l l e r ' s health, e d u c a t i o n a n d social life. N e e d l e s s to say, t h e e f f e c t s that I

I observed the physical inflicted by the intense

m e that the Pull t e a m s are so f o c u s e d on their r e s p e c t i v e t e a m s that its participants

practices and the Pull e v e n t itself. M a n y pullers returned f r o m the intense practices

m i s s half o f that integration period and t h u s h a v e difficulty being fully functional students and participating in student life

To the E d i t o r : O n Saturday,

As Sept.



o f the event. I enjoyed seeing the team members,

a resident assistant, I ' v e


n o t e d w e r e q u i t e negative, especially for

sleep. Second, punishment

in unison, s h o u t i n g directions a n d chants and c h e e r i n g for one another. I e n j o y e d

f r e s h m e n participants. First, I noticed that pullers and m o r a l e r s

s e e i n g the c a m a r a d e r i e o f t h e event. I e n j o y e d s e e i n g the o u t s t a n d i n g support

s e e m e d t o s t r u g g l e with the e n o r m o u s

s p o r t i n g a n o b v i o u s l i m p , as well a s blistered h a n d s c a u s e d by the rope. A n d

a m o u n t of t i m e that both Pull t e a m s require. I f o u n d that, o n a v e r a g e , e a c h Pull t e a m

w h a t a b o u t the t h r e e f r e s h m a n pullers on the E v e n Year side w h o reportedly " p a s s e d

spectators. H o w e v e r , e v e n as I w a t c h e d the Pull, I

c o n s u m e d six h o u r s out o f a p a r t i c i p a n t ' s d a y — t h r e e h o u r s for a g r u e l i n g practice,

o u t " d u r i n g the Pull, c a u s i n g the event to

w a s r e m i n d e d o f o b s e r v a t i o n s that I m a d e

one h o u r for a t e a m d i n n e r at Phelps, one

t h r o u g h o u t the past f e w w e e k s r e g a r d i n g the Pull; o b s e r v a t i o n s that c a u s e d m e t o

h o u r for n e c e s s a r y s h o w e r / r e l a x a t i o n t i m e

that the pullers and m o r a l e r s received from

be c o n c e r n e d about h o w Pull p r e p a r a t i o n a f f e c t s H o p e C o l l e g e s t u d e n t s , particularly first-year students.


and o n e hour (or so) for a t e a m meeting. S h o u l d a p a r t i c i p a n t ' s education s u f f e r at

an e v e n t that really only lasts for a c o u p l e weeks. Matt O o s t e r h o u s e ( ' 0 9 )

Pull participant m i g h t not r e c e i v e a fair

their first c o l l e g e s e m e s t e r ? Finally b e i n g

their Pull t e a m , d u e to t h e large a m o u n t s


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with Aerial D a n c e T h e a t r e . 4 great and w e are thrilled to h a v e

m i s u n d e r s t o o d . I m e r e l y question the cost w h i c h a student m u s t pay t o b e c o m e part o f

students? T h i r d , it s e e m s t o m e that a first-year c h a n c e to m e e t p e o p l e and b e social outside

( ' 0 1 ) . W h i l e at H o p e , K u r t z e w a s very i n v o l v e d

until the c o m p l e t i o n o f the Pull. I h o p e that m y v i e w s are not m i s r e a d or

c o m e to a p r e m a t u r e finish? W h e r e are the s a f e g u a r d s for protecting the health o f

s uch a crucial t i m e as the b e g i n n i n g o f

Along with JRJP came A l u m n a Jodi Kurtze

and integrating socially is in the first six w e e k s o f s c h o o l . It s e e m s ridiculous to

t e a c h e r s and c h o r e o g r a p h e r s . A f t e r g r a d u a t i n g f r o m H o p e with a d e g r e e


d a n c e p e r f o r m a n c e , c h o r e o g r a p h y and c o m m u n i c a tion, K u r t z e m o v e d t o C h i c a g o w h e r e she b e c a m e af-

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the Yasukuni Shrine. During WWII, Japanese war

t h r o u g h iniatives, s uch a s priva-

criminals p e r s e c u t e d m a n y inno-

t i z i n g the postal s y s t e m , d e c r e a s -

cent C h i n e s e p e o p l e . W h e n they w e r e tried b y the International



with the C h i c a g o H u m a n R h y t h m Project a n d

ing t h e n u m b e r o f politicians and

studied at the G i o r d a n o D a n c e Center. In 2 0 0 2 , Kurtze j o i n e d J R J P and has b e e n v o l u n t e e r i n g , t e a c h i n g

integrating some government ministries, left m a n y p e o p l e un-

Military C o u r t a f t e r W W I I , s o m e

her back on c a m p u s , " said D a n c e D e p a r t m e n t C h a i r Linda G r a h a m prior to the J R J P p e r f o r -

and p e r f o n n i n g all a c r o s s the c o u n t r y e v e r since.


t e n c e d to e x e c u t i o n and e n s h r i n e d

m a n c e . G r a h a m w a s also o n e o f K u r t z e ' s f o r m e r


Koizumi's political policy


A s p o p u l a r as K o i z u m i w a s ,


m a n y p e o p l e d i s a g r e e d with his political policy. T h i s is especially


true for p e o p l e w h o car e for relations with A s i a n n e i g h b o r s like

o f the w a r c r i m i n a l s w e r e senin Yasukuni. On A u g . 15, 2 0 0 4 , K o i z u m i visited the Yasukuni S h r i n e . His visit r e m i n d e d m a n y C h i n e s e p e o p l e o f the past cruel m e m o r i e s , and m a n y C h i n e s e w e r e angered. " N o t just C h i n e s e g o v e r n ment, but also o r d i n a r y C h i n e s e

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C h i n a or K o r e a . Koizumi's philosophy was to build a g o o d relationship with

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the United States, t h u s m a k i n g it easier to establish a better re-

e x c h a n g e s t u d e n t at H o p e C o l lege f r o m C h i n a . " A n d they

lationship with Asian c o u n t r i e s ,

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Every Sunday, 6 p . m

such as C h i n a . H o w e v e r , the real issue b e t w e e n J a p a n and C h i n a is

p e o p l e feel bad about his action,'' said Z h a n g R o n g n a n , an

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A conference called, "Healthy Church, Healthy Communities" was held on Tuesday at the Haworth Inn. The conference invited representatives from local churches and Holland Hospital to discuss the role that churches play in community health. Deborah Sturtevant, a Hope professor of sociology and social work, organized the event, which is the last part of a three-year project. Sturtevant and several other Hope faculty members have been conducting research with a grant

Facebook Although it can be helpful for coordinating study groups with peers or looking for upcoming campus events, many students join Facebook because it's entertaining and a way to socialize with friends. "1 use it to talk to friends, it's another source of procrastination." Specials on "Dateline N B C " have focused on security against

CONGRESSIONAL CORNER At their Tuesday, Sept. 26 meeting, Student Congress tackled three different proposals related to book lists, student parking and meal times at Phelps. • Booklist p r o p o s a l : Passed 22 to 6. The proposal.called for the Hope-Geneva

from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to the Holland Hospital Foundation and the college. During earlier research, they pin-pointed four populations which need improved access to healthcare and related information: children with low physical activity, elder community m e m b e r s ' access to health information and healthcare providers, diabetes awareness in a diverse community and spiritual access to health through the health ministries of churches in the community. The program promotes awareness and action for all four of

these sections. For example, Fonda Green, the C A S A coordinator, worked with Mark Northuis, professor of kinesiology, to promote exercise for children in the afterschool tutoring program. The Holland Hospital Foundation's community outreach program has also been involved throughout the project. Several Hope students have had a hand in the research process as well. Sturtevant and Northuis have both worked with student researchers over the past two years. Monique Hoyle ('07), a. social work major, is Sturtevant's

current research assistant. She will be presenting the results of surveys and research at the conference on Tuesday. " H o p e f u l l y this c o n f e r e n c e will provide churches with the i n f o r m a t i o n needed to j u m p start health ministries in Holland and surrounding a r e a s , " Hoyle said. " T h e research will s h o w what s o m e churches in the area are already doing to establish health ministries, and hopefully this will inspire others to do the s a m e . " Hoyle added that health ministries in Michigan are important

to such a traditionally religious population. "If the church can help to promote health care to their congregation, then I think that is a wonderful way to get the message of health out to the community," she said. The project will conclude in December and the project heads will hold a follow-up meeting to discuss the ftiture of the c o m m u nity health issue. " W e ' r e hoping to include more students and faculty in healthcare opportunities in the future," Sturtevant said.

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online predators, but many colleges try to use Facebook and other networking sites to their advantage. Before even entering the dorm room, students will check their roommate's Facebook page to make sure they're compatible. Megan Holtrop ('07) said, "I can recognize people on campus from their Facebook pics; it really provides a sense of belonging to

me." Professor Deirdre Johnston of the communications department said, "I've heard of roommate changes because of Facebook." In more than one instance, blogs have been used as evidence to fire employees or to catch law breakers. Johnston said, "In Grand Rapids, students have been caught underage drinking, just using blogs as evidence."

Bookstore to publish book lists at least five weeks prior to the beginning of the semester, in order to allow students m o r e time to purchase books online.

research and a m e n d m e n t .

• Task force referral: l l i e two other proposals brought to Congress addressed parking permits for cottage residents and the availability of food in t h e dining halls for athletes. Both were moved to task forces for further

• Student-body input: Students should contact their representatives with questions regarding any of the proposals brought before Congress. Students are also encouraged to attend the weekly Congress meetings, every Tuesday at 9 p.m. in the Herrick room, which is located o n the second floor of DeWitt.


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It's September. The temperature is dropping, the days are getting shorter and it rains constantly. While many people are curling up with blankets and hot chocolate, others are hitting the beach and the waves. The surf season is in full swing. Since the 1960s, people have been surfing the Great Lakes. Only in recent years, however, has it gained popular attention. "People w h o live on Lake Michigan might not even know you can surf the Great Lakes," veteran surfer Mike Sispera said. A local teacher, Sispera has been surfing the Great Lakes since 1995. With expanding media exposure, freshwater surfing is becoming more popular. It occurs on every Great Lake,

with participants of all ages and varying occupations. Surfing clubs have formed throughout the region. The Southend Surf Club in Michigan City is the closest club to the Holland area. Though rare, surfing is possible during the summer months. " S u m m e r has an east wind, so there are less waves," Brian Emling ('07) said. "You're lucky to get out there once a month in the summer." Hope's proximity to Lake Michigan was a big part of Emling's decision to transfer to Hope as a sophomore. The optimum surf begins in September and continues through November. According to Sispera, winter surfing is optional but dangerous because of the extremely low temperature the water reaches. Very specialized equipment is needed.

The best surfing conditions occur during weather systems. Changing barometric pressure and high winds produce the biggest waves. This dependence on weather makes the waves hard to predict. "It's Michigan weather, so you don't really know what the waves are going to be like until you get out there," Emling said. Surfing Lake Michigan can be quite dangerous. A good knowledge of the lake is required. Hypothermia is possible because of the frigid water temperatures. To protect themselves, surfers wear wetsuits while in the water. There are varying thicknesses, and as the temperature cools, surfers switch to different wetsuits. "Surfing the lake is a lot different than surfing the ocean," Emling said. The waves have different characteristics because they are formed differently. In the Great Lakes, waves are generated on a local scale and are much closer together. The salt water of the ocean makes it easier to float. Therefore, a longer board is needed for freshwater surfing. "Surfing is a lifestyle. (A surfer's) main passion in life is to surf, to catch waves," Sispera said. " T h e bottom line is that there are waves, and where there are waves, there will be surfers."


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Charlie Sierzant puts the finishing touches on his physical chemistry exam, exits the classroom and inters a different world. It's 3:30 p.m., and Charlie is no longer any old student, now he's C o m m o d o r e Charlie Sierzant, leader of Hope's sailing club. The 15 or so members of the sailing club encircle a most fitting landmark to start their daily sailing regimen: the anchor outside Graves Hall. From there, they travel the six miles to the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club, home of their wind-driven vessels. " T h e goal of the sailing club is to get people interested in sailing. It's so much fun and a great way to spend an afternoon after classes," Sierzant said. "By combining the rush of speed with the peacefulness and connection to nature that sailing offers, you really get a unique experience. Unlike other boating activities, there isn't the sound of an engine; it's just you, the water and the wind. We also hope to get people interested in dinghy racing; racing dinghies are a great way to get into the sport of sailing." Once on site, the sailors prepare for an afternoon on the water. Experienced sailors help the newcomers in the process of rigging the sailboats as Sierzant sets up a quick lesson on sailboat racing. The experience of the

CLUB members of the sailing club varies greatly. • " M y parents have owned a sailboat all my life," Kathleen Mojzak ('09) said. "1 started taking sailing lessons when I was 8 and continued sailing in many different forms throughout high school and now at Hope." For others, sailing had never been on their radar before coming to Hope. For Katie Coulter ( ' 0 7 ) it wasn't until her final year at Hope that she jumped on board. "I had never sailed before this year, so it has really been an interesting experience for me," Coulter said. "Three of m y roommates sail, and they were a large part in my decision to give it a try. Also, I had an aunt who was passionate about sailing

HARNESSES who recently passed away, so for me sailing is a great way to pay homage to her." The experience of sailing takes on many different personalities, yet it seems to fill the needs of each sailor. " S o m e aspects of sailing can be tiring and stressful, but the overall atmosphere is very subdued and peaceful," Coulter said. "It's a great way to spend an afternoon after a long day of classes." Other times,, subdued and peaceful do not fit the description of sailing. Although the sailboats used by Hope's sailing club cannot sink, they do have the tendency to tip, or even flip. "We flipped the boat three times in one day," Tracy Piersma ( ' 0 9 ) said. "Most of the time you


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ATHLETE PROFILE; DAVID BOOKO Running back overcomes obstacle to return to Hope's student body, spirituality and the game he loves Nick Hinkle

the training w i l l . h e l p the t e a m ' s


c o h e s i v e n e s s a n d f o c u s for the

Booko also enjoys life o u t s i d e o f football. O f f the field,

His story is unlike most. He w a s the 2 0 0 5 M I A A O f f e n s i v e

rest o f the s e a s o n . " T r a i n i n g c a m p w e n t great.

his s u m m e r s with

A s f o r football, it is all a


w a k e b o a r d i n g and w o r k i n g as a


feel e v e r y b o d y pushed t h e m s e l v e s to the m a x this year and really took

g e n e r a l contractor. A f t e r e n j o y i n g the s u m m e r and

bonus. "1 really d i d not think I w a s

it s e r i o u s , " B o o k o said. " D u r i n g

returning to H o p e , B o o k o s a v o r s

g o i n g to be p l a y i n g football e v e r again. N o w that I ' m b a c k and

K a l a m a z o o Valley

c a m p , the w h o l e t e a m d e v e l o p s a

C o m m u n i t y C o l l e g e in J a n u a r y 2 0 0 6 , but he has r e t u r n e d and is

really g o o d relationship. G o i n g through what we do together

every spent

day here.

= = = = =

When Booko transferred

"I really did not think I was going to be playing football ever again.


Now that I'm back and playing

A f t e r leaving and attending

o f t h e Year with

1,000 r u s h i n g touchdowns. College



y a r d s a n d 10 He left H o p e



r e a d y for a n o t h e r s e a s o n .

m a k e s a really g o o d c o n n e c t i o n

D a v i d B o o k o ( ' 0 8 ) c a m e to the H o p e football t e a m with high

b e t w e e n the p l a y e r s . " Individually, B o o k o w a n t s to


h o p e s in 2 0 0 4 and has b e c o m e

keep learning every practice and i m p r o v i n g his skills. W i t h little

expecting to return

o f f e n s i v e players. T h i s season, t h e r u n n i n g back h a s set h i g h e r



goals a n d e x p e c t a t i o n s .

David Booko

still m a k e s m i s t a k e s . "I go o u t there a n d just try to

and m a k e a g o o d run in the p l a y -

do m y best and learn f o r m m y

offs." In t r y i n g t o r e a c h t h e s e g o a l s ,

m i s t a k e s and

Hope football players went through a grueling preseason training c a m p .






c o n f e r e n c e , rush f o r o v e r 1,400 yards




h o n o r s , " B o o k o said. " A s a t e a m , w e w o u l d love to w i n c o n f e r e n c e



high school, B o o k o realizes he

"I h a v e very b i g e x p e c t a t i o n s for this year. I p e r s o n a l l y w o u l d like to a c h i e v e first t e a m all-


Booko believes

try to get better



overtime.. Although many f r o m the D u t c h m e n ' s

The been

Hope hockey club has









athletes first line

slick w o r k a n d m o r e speed. " T h e g a m e s will b e h i g h e r scoring. W e ' r e probably

w e l l , " Martin said. H o p e has b e e n training with

U.S. 31. T h e p u c k will b e d r o p p e d against Alpena Community

season but are u n d a u n t e d b y the

their n e w recruits since classes

C o l l e g e at 9 p . m . T i c k e t s can be

challenge. "Having some close games


Ice A r e n a , located o n R a n s o m a n d

p u r c h a s e d at the d o o r for S2 with

Z a m b o n i priority, h o w e v e r , since

lot m o r e o f an intense

the c l u b will be p l a y i n g at the Van A n d e l A r e n a in G r a n d R a p i d s ,

f e e l i n g , rather than like p l a y i n g in a n adult

f o l l o w i n g a G r i f f i n s g a m e . Ticket i n f o r m a t i o n will be available in

league." R i g h t - w i n g C h r i s Strauss ( ' 0 7 ) land

of a f t e r F r i d a y b e c a u s e t h e y ' r e a


their skills o n

are e n c o u r a g e d to car p o o l t o the game* T h e D u t c h m e n h o p e to

Division II t e a m . " T h e t e a m has

the ice w h e n e v e r rink l i m e w a s

see the a r e n a f l o o d e d w i t h , b l u e

available. The team

a n d o r a n g e despite the l o c a t i o n ' s






In the Hockey

American Collegiate Association National

a d j u s t i n g p r o g r e s s i v e l y to N C A A

p r o x i m i t y to C a l v i n C o l l e g e . " P l a y i n g for a big c r o w d , that



is the m o s t electric feeling in the

C h a m p i o n s h i p s last season, H o p e

year. With the n e w rules, the b e n c h

w o r l d , " c e n t e r Ryan S w e e t ( ' 0 8 )

d e f e a t e d W r i g h t State U n i v e r s i t y

e x p e c t s m o r e o p p o r t u n i t i e s for










T h e w o m e n ' s g o l f t e a m started

T h e w o m e n ' s s o c c e r t e a m split

The men's soccer team won two

o f f the M I A A season with a sixth

the w e e k with a thrilling o v e r t i m e

M I A A games, in a r o w to pull its

p l a c e e f f o r t at the first o f t h r e e

victory against Ferris State 2-1 and a c l o s e loss in their first M I A A

conference record to 2-1.

m a t c h u p a g a i n s t A d r i a n 0-1.

2 - 0 a n d O l i v e t 3-1.



j a m b o r e e s in the season. VOLLEYBALL T h e volleyball t e a m r e b o u n d e d

Sept. 2 7

vs. North Central 4 : 3 0 p.m. Buys Athletic Field.



Sept. 3 0





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the Sept. 2 3 M I A A J a m b o r e e .

finished first p l a c e Sept. 2 0 a n d third place Sept. 23. T h e y r e m a i n


M I A A opponent

c o u n t r y t e a m s finished s e c o n d at



at h o m e

Sept. 30. Sept. 3 0 vs. Albion 1 p.m. Holland Municipal S t a d i u m .


h o m e h o c k e y s e a s o n will

b e g i n Sept. 30. Saturday vs. Alpena CO 9 p.m. The Edge Ice Arena



s h o w i n g against nationally r a n k e d

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vs. A l m a 2 p.m. Buys Athletic Field.

T h e football t e a m is yet t o find a win despite a n i m p r e s s i v e


in the lead b y 25 s t r o k e s in the


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T h e m e n ' s golf t e a m h a d strong


I was



C a l v i n with t h r e e straight M I A A victories against Tri-State, A d r i a n




f r o m the Sept. 19 loss to rival

and Alma.


the c o m i n g w e e k s , a n d s t u d e n t s

said. " W e ' l l see w h a t w e ' r e m a d e


friendships and a t m o s p h e r e at H o p e . " H o p e j u s t really has a n


H o p e will h a v e to a l l o w the

( ' 0 8 ) said. " I t ' l l b e a



in p r e p a r a t i o n for their face o f f against Calvin Dec.

strengthen u s , " rightw i n g G u n n a r Martin




s t u d e n t I.D. T h e t e a m is also training

will b e g o o d for o u r t e a m . .'vV' P l a y i n g Division II c l u b s will ^

higher. "I really h a t e d l e a v i n g H o p e ,


T h e D u t c h m e n will b e c o m p e t i n g against several DII t e a m s this


Now, his ^ ^ ^ ^ appreciation for the school h a s n e v e r b e e n

penalty kill this year, with limited

T h e first D u t c h m e n h o m e g a m e will be S a t u r d a y at the E d g e

b e played in D a y t o n this Friday.

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over Hope."

Martin said.

g a m e will


leaving it and a t t e n d i n g K V C C ,

roster. " W e ' v e got a n e x c i t i n g o f f e n s e a n d s o m e solid n e w d e f e n d e r s a s

Ohio. The

David Booko ( ' 0 8 )



Booko realizes how much he enjoys the

s e e w h a t h a p p e n s in the f u t u r e . "

a d d e d eight n e w l i n e s m e n to its




b o d y like y o u d o at H o p e , " B o o k o said. " G o d ' s b l e s s i n g is totally all



every day

w i s h e d that I w a s b a c k . H o p e is such a great school, b u t a f t e r

I ' m actually pretty

t o s c o r e a lot o f goals this y e a r , "


again, I really appreciate


n e w at the r u n n i n g b a c k p o s i t i o n , " B o o k o said. " I ' m really excited to

e v e r y day.

g r a d u a t e d last May, the t e a m has





c a n n o t really find a s w e e t student

p r e p a r e for its first c o n f e r e n c e g a m e a g a i n s t the Division II from


playing again, I really a p p r e c i a t e





the a p p r e c i a t i o n o f b e i n g b a c k is crazy," B o o k o said.

Sept. 3 0

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