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Pullers battle at the Black River: Even year victorious


A F T E R P A R T Y — Even Year Pullers c e l e b r a t e In t h e B l a c k River a f t e r t a k i n g t h e m o s t rope In Hope College s a n n u a l Tug-of-War Saturday. Erlka Ter Louw GUEST W R I T E R

"Extreme," "family," "unityT and "dedication" are ail words that can be used to describe t h e H o p e tradition, The Pull. In t h e fall of 1898, H o p e students banded together to create the first Pull, which makes this the "longest standing tradition at a college c a m p u s in

the United States," said even year representative Robin Baker ('10). O u t c o m e s of the first several years are unknown; however, t h e first recorded win went to the f r e s h m a n class of 1 3 in the year 1909. Since its beginnings, m a n y legacies and memories have been m a d e at the notorious Black River. The Pull is a competition

between the f r e s h m a n and s o p h o m o r e classes and involves 18 pullers and 18 moralers. Moralers act as guides and. more importantly, as encouragers for those devoting h o u r s of physical exhaustion in theevent. E a c h t e a m is coached by upperclassmen; f r e s h m e n are coached by juniors, and s o p h o m o r e s by seniors. An intense competition

between even and odd year classes emerges. Since that fateful day in 1909, 30 f r e s h m a n classes have claimed victory, while 6 3 s o p h o m o r e classes have taken the bragging rights. Pull season begins with a rally for each side which is designed to inform and encourage students to participate and get involved. O n c e practices begin, they r u n

M o n d a y through Saturday three weeks prior to Pull Day. Prior to t h e event, two judges measure the rope, and the battle begins. The longest Pull in the history of the event was 3 hours and 51 minutes, whereas the shortest Pull was 2 minutes and 40 seconds. SEE P U L L , PAGE 2

Critical Issues Symposium focuses on water conservation Caltlan Klask GUEST W R I T E R

HopeCollege'sannualCritical Issues S y m p o s i u m r e t u r n e d to H o p e this week. Classes w e r e cancelled W e d n e s d a y t o allow s t u d e n t a t t e n d a n c e . The m a i n topic w a s w a t e r s h o r t a g e in several d i f f e r e n t e n v i r o n m e n t s and situations. T h e CIS website stated: "For t h o s e w h o live in a place like Holland, Michigan, it is h a r d to i m a g i n e w a t e r scarcity. N e i t h e r d o we pay a t t e n t i o n t o t h e

p o l l u t a n t s w h i c h daily p o i s o n our water sources, nor do we c o n s i d e r t h e interest t h a t o t h e r states have in t a k i n g w a t e r f r o m t h e G r e a t Lakes r e g i o n t o m e e t their thirsty, g r o w i n g populations." Speakers ranged from p r o f e s s o r s o f v a r i o u s universities to m e m b e r s of N a t i v e A m e r i c a n t r i b e s t o p r e s i d e n t s of several c o m p a n i e s . O n e of t h e s p e a k e r s w a s Peter H. Gleick, t h e p r e s i d e n t at t h e Pacific Institute for Studies in D e v e l o p m e n t ,








h i g h e r local w a t e r quality a n d its relevance t o t h e H o l l a n d c o m m u n i t y . Also discussing t h e quality of t h e local w a t e r w a s Dr. Robert M c D o n a l d , p r e s i d e n t of the AquaClara Foundation. H o p e College Seniors Ashley A u s t i n and Tessa Talsma s p o k e a b o u t plastic w a t e r b o t t l e s a n d th e ir effect o n t h e e n v i r o n m e n t , a n d Assistant P r o f e sso r of C o m m u n i c a t i o n s Teresa H e i n z H o u s e l s p o k e a b o u t t h e media's t a r g e t i n g w o m e n in cleaning p r o d u c t c a m p a i g n s as well

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Environment and Security. Gleick s t r e s s e d t h e i m p o r t a n c e of a c t i n g quickly o n o u r w a t e r issues w i t h technology, economics and ecosystem restoration. The Native American Perspective w a s given by Leland Little D o g and Lynn LaPointe of t h e Rosebud Sioux T r i b e of South D a k o t a . G r a h a m Peaslee of H o p e College a n d M a r y Pales of t h e M a c a t a w a W a t e r s h e d Project t e a m e d t o g e t h e r to discuss th e ir p r o j e c t p r o m o t i n g


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as t h e lack of clarification o n "natural" c l e a n i n g p r o d u c t s d u e t o t h e FDA's indifference. The t w o k e y n o t e speakers of t h e s y m p o s i u m w e r e Gleick a n d Joan Rose, b o t h e x p e r t s o n t h e topic. Rose c o m m e n c e d the speeches on Wednesday at 9 a.m., p o i n t i n g o u t t h e i m p o r t a n c e of safe d r i n k i n g water. Gleick s p o k e Tuesday e v e n i n g at 7 p.m. More information on the e v e n t can be f o u n d o n t h e CIS website.

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Even year wins

T H I S W E E K AT H O P E Wednesday Oct. 7 Critical Issues Symposium Day classes d o not m e e t : e v e n i n g classes d o m e e t

Yoga Club Meeting Maas Conference R o o m 8 p.m.

Thursday Oct. 8 Philadelphia Center Informational Meeting MMC 1st floor r o t u n d a 1 1 a . m .

Computer Science Colloquim VDW104 11a.m.

Off-campus Study Fair M a a s A u d i t o r i u m 4 p.m.

Water Ethics in a Time of Climate Change - An Ecofeminist Perspective M a a s Conference R o o m 4 p.m.

Meijer Runs Dewitt Flag Pole 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday Biology Seminar



DeWItt T h e a t e r 3 p . m .

Chemistry Seminar DeWitt Theater 3 : 3 0 p.m.

Homecoming Hoedown Presented by SAC: Tuesink's Farm 8 p.m.

Professional Championship BullridersTour Van A n d e l A r e n a 7 : 3 0 p.m.

Saturday Oct. 1 0 Homecoming Student and Alumni Tailgate S m a l l e n b u r g Park 1 2 p . m . - 2 p . m .

Homecoming Ball Tickets $ 8 at SUD a n d $ 1 0 a t the door. Hawthorne Center 9 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Sunday Oct. 1 1 Homecoming Worship Service D i m n e n t Chapel 1 0 a . m .

The Gathering D i m n e n t Chapel 8 p.m.

Monday Oct. 1 2 A.C. Van Raalte Lecture, Rev. Dr. Leon van den Broeke W i n a n t s Aud. 4 p . m .


Hispanic Heritag^Celebration Fried-Hemenway Aud. 6 p . m .

Resume Lock-in MMC c o m p u t e r l a b 8 p . m .

Tuesday Oct. 1 3 Peace Corps Presentation M a a s Conference R o o m 1 2 p.m.

History Colloquim Maas Conference Room 4 p.m.

GRE Informational Meeting SC 1 0 0 0 4 : 3 0 p.m.

Meijer Basketball Classic: Detroit Pistons vs. Washington Wizards Van Andel Arena 7 p.m.

IN BRIEF HOPE FOR H U M A N I T Y AWARD PRESENTED TO JACI L. VANHEEST Dr. Jaci L. VanHeest, an exercise physiologist working at the University of Conneticut, will receive the H-Club's annual " H o p e for Humanity Award" during this weekend's Homecoming festivities. The award recognizes promininet Hope alumni for consistent service to others and demonstration of Christian commitment and service. VanHeest is nationally recognized for her research in child obesity and elite female athletes. He work has been featured in Sports Illustrated and USA Today.

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Variety of activities planned for Homecoming

• PULL, f r o m page 1 Facts aside, The Pull is m u c h m o r e than a competition. For all involved, they agree it is an extreme bonding experience with family and unity at its core. According to Baker, "Pull has been o n e of the most meaningful experiences of my life. Being o n t h e t e a m helped m e to discover my o w n strength and perseverance and allowed m e to develop meaningful friendships." Odd year representative Jeff DeYoung ('11) echoed with similar sentiments, "Watching the t e a m grow as individuals, watching t h e m grow as a t e a m and helping t h e m was t h e best experience because I love Pull so m u c h and want to share that with them." In t h e eyes of a s o p h o m o r e puller, Ryan Ver Meer, "It's been an awesome t i m e to build n e w relationships with everybody, get in really good shape and say you were a part of this crazy tradition that you will never ever forget." In light of t h e w o n d e r f u l experience, m e m b e r s admit there are s o m e downfalls. Practices b e c o m e very grueling and tiring. Although practice is only three weeks, students are o f t e n fatigued and exhausted even before Pull Day. In addition to the physical exhaustion, m e m b e r s realize that their reputation can s o m e t i m e s receive a negative attitude f r o m non-participants. " W h a t could drive a b u n c h of people to lie o n a rope and yell in t h e mud? W e know h o w we look," said Baker. However, even in spite of this there are so m a n y benefits to it, she said, "I think t h e greatest downfall is that m o r e people are not able t o participate." O d d year puller John Firek ('13) knew what he was getting himself in to because his b r o t h e r was a part of t h e '02 Pull team. But regardless, it was still intense for him. "1 already had the mind-set that 1 had to d o it f r e s h m e n year," Firek said. "I loved the experience, loved my coaches, and it could have t u r n e d out better, but that just is going t o drive us m o r e for next year." Dedication, t i m e m a n a g e m e n t , strength, and confidence are just a few of the positive o u t c o m e s from The Pull that outweigh its negative reputation. W h e n asked why it is i m p o r t a n t for incoming students to know about this tradition all involved agreed that t h e experience is o n e you will never forget. Ver M e e r said, "It's a ridiculous tradition, but w h e t h e r you are in it or just watching on Pull day, it's an a m a z i n g experience to be a part o f In the end, Hope's c a m p u s c a m e together yet again at t h e Black River last Saturday to be a part of the long tradition. "I've m a d e s o m e life-long friends," Firek said. "I didn't k n o w anybody coming into it, but I met 19 brothers that I didn't know I had. You reach your limits that you didn't k n o w were there before and I can't wait t o do it again next year."

H O P E PR - A variety of activities have b e e n s c h e d u l e d for t h e a n n u a l H o m e c o m i n g Weekend at H o p e College, r u n n i n g Friday-Sunday, O c t . 9-11. H o p e will hold a r e d e d i c a tion c e r e m o n y for Graves Hall o n Friday, O c t . 9 at n o o n . During t h e 3 0 - m i n u t e r e d e d i c a t i o n ceremony, t h e college's A l u m n i A s s o c ia tio n will p r e s e n t a M e r i t o r i o u s Service Award t o Dr. Elton Bruins, a 1950 H o p e g r a d u ate w h o is f o r m e r d i r e c t o r of t h e college's A.C. Van Raalte Instit u t e a n d t h e Evert J. a n d Hattie E. Blekkink P r o f e s s o r E m e r i t u s of Religion at H o p e . O n Friday, O c t . 9, at 3:30 p.m.. Dr. A. Paul Schaap, a 1967 H o p e g r a d u a t e w h o is a m e m b e r of t h e college's Board of T r u s t e e s , will present "Chemiluminescence a n d 1,2-Dioxetanes: F r o m Fireflies t o t h e D e t e c t i o n of DNA" in the DeWitt Center main theatre. A d m i s s i o n is free. The Alumni H-Club's annual

H o m e c o m i n g l u n c h e o n will begin o n Saturday, O c t . 10, at 11 a.m. at t h e DeVos Fieldhouse. A r e u n i o n of a l u m n i w h o played football will c o m m e m o r a t e t h e 100 years that football has b e e n an intercollegiate s p o r t at t h e college. T h e r e will b e a tailgate picnic for a l u m n i and t h e i r families o n Saturday, O c t . 10, f r o m n o o n t o 2 p.m. at S m a l l e n b e r g Park. In place of a H o m e c o m i n g p a r a d e this year, s t u d e n t o r g a n i z a t i o n s a r e a r r a n g i n g displays a n d will m a k e p r e s e n t a t i o n s at t h e park in c o n j u n c t i o n with t h e picnic. The Flying D u t c h m e n will host Albion in f o o t ball.The p r e - g a m e show, w h i c h b e g i n s at 1:30 p.m., will feature t h e Schoolc r a f t High School ^ b a n d . H a l f t i m e will

feature the band, the presentation of t h e 14th a n n u a l "Faculty A p p r e c i a t i o n Award," as c h o s e n by t h e s t u d e n t body, t h e introd u c t i o n of t h e H o m e c o m i n g C o u r t , and t h e c r o w n i n g of t h e H o m e c o m i n g king and q u e e n . In a d d i t i o n , t h e college's c h a p t e r of M o r t a r Board will be holding a children's b o o k drive at t h e s t a d i u m b e g i n n i n g at 2 p.m. o n Saturday. A Homecoming worship service will be held o n Sunday, O c t . 11, at 10 a.m. in D i m n e n t M e m o r i a l Chapel. The service will feature t h e college's C h a p e l C h o i r and A l u m n i C h a p e l C h o i r u n d e r t h e d i r e c t i o n of Dr. Brad R i c h m o n d of t h e H o p e faculty. T h e w e e k e n d will also f e a t u r e t h e 175th anniversary celebration of t h e college's Fraternal Society fraternity.


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GM decides to discontinue Saturn brand

NATIONAL Chicago's 2016 Olympics bid falls flat


Rio de Janeiro selected to host the Olympics as the Windy City is the first location eliminated Eric Anderson C O - N A T I O N A L N E W S EDITOR

Samuel Tzou GUEST W R I T E R

General Motors officials announced Sept. 30, that it will stop manufacturing its Saturn brand car and close down the brand. And while the Saturn's marketing campaign centers on being "optimistic about the future" and asks customers to "take a closer look" G M s intentions showed otherwise. G M s decision to discontinue the brand came after Penske Automotive Group Inc. announced it was no longer interested in buying the brand from G M because it could not find a company to manufacture the brand line. "Without that agreement, the company has determined that the risks and uncertainties related to the availability of future products prohibit the company from moving forward with this transaction," Penske Automotive Inc. told the New York Times Sept. 30. While GM offered to Penske that it could only manufacture its product until 2011, the company needed something more profitable. With no third party willing to manufacture the brand line, Penske had to cancel its pledge. "Todays disappointing news comes at a time when we'd hoped for a successful launch of the Saturn brand into a new chapter," G M s chief executive, Fritz Henderson, said in a statement in the same New York Times report. "We will be working closely with our dealers to ensure Saturn customers are cared for as we transition them to other G M dealers in the months ahead." G M announced that the 350 remaining Saturn dealerships will all be closed by October of 2010. This number has dropped drastically from the 425 that were in the country. The rejection by Penske shuts down Saturn's hopes. reported in early September that the planned closing of Saturn would lose about 13,000 jobs. This announcement solidified the rumors that it would be joining the other two lameduck brand lines of Pontiac and Oldsmobile. Despite GM entering its bankruptcy bailout stage in June, Saturn suddenly found hope when former race car driver Roger Penske's Penske Automotive Inc. announced that it would be interested in buying the retail and distribution portion of the company if it could find a company willing to purchase the production. This was ended by the announcement on Sept. 30. For the past decade, Saturn has changed its brand line slogan from ideas such as "Rethink American," "Forward Thinking," to the current "Welcome to the Neighborhood" and "We're Optimistic About the Future." With the current situation, it may want to think again.


O n Oct. 2, the International Olympic C o m m i t t e e stunned a crowd of faithful Windy City residents with the announcement that Chicago had been eliminated from consideration for the host of the 2016 Olympic Games. This proclamation came as a shock to many, especially since Chicago was the first of the final four cities to be removed. Adding to the disappointment was the effort put forth by many to lobby for the city of Chicago. President and First Lady Obama, O p r a h Winfrey, Mayor of Chicago Richard Daley and a n u m b e r of former American Olympic athletes traveled to Copenhagen to present Chicago's bid. Nevertheless, Chicago did not even make it past the first round of voting. Chicago was eliminated in the preliminary round of voting along with Tokyo, leaving the I O C to make a final deci-

sion between Madrid and Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro won out in the end, adding the 2016 Olympic Games to Brazil's slate of major events that already includes the 2014 World Cup. Brazil will be the first South American country to host the Olympic Games. There have been many rationales offered for why Chicago did not receive the Olympic

Finalist Cities Rio d e Janeiro; Brazil M a d r i d , Spain Tokyo, Japan Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. bid. Some felt that the presence of such high profile personalities may have caused early voters to look to other countries. O t h e r s contend that Chicago was snubbed because of conflict between the IOC and the United States' Olympic C o m -

mittee which has recently undergone a tumultuous change of leadership. Suggestions were made that the interests of the bid presented by Chicago were not united with the interests of the USOC. Regardless, the disappointment was evident with President O b a m a and the city of Chicago. O n his flight back. President O b a m a reiterated that he felt that Chicago's Olympic bid was the strongest of all the finalists and said, "[I am] proud that I was able to c o m e in and help make that case in person." Mayor Richard Daley had also lobbied intently for the city. The city of Chicago took nearly two and a half years preparing their bid and spent nearly $50 million. Supporters of Chicago's bid argue that the city's pre-existing sporting culture, allowing for existing stadiums such as Soldier Field, Wrigley Field, US Cellular Field and a n u m b e r of others play key roles in hosting Olympic events. A temporary stadium would also have been built in

Washington Park, designed to house the opening ceremonies. With Chicago Ipsing out on the 2016 Olympics, some said that this is a reflection on President Barack Obama, representing a failure of his administration. However, after the initial shock of the decision wore off, it seemed the ongoing differences between the IOC and USOC, as well as the IOC's desire to aid the country of Brazil were the major deciding factors. It is not u n c o m m o n for the IOC to take steps to help countries develop faster, and by choosing Rio de Janeiro, the I O C could have been trying to get m o r e countries in line with the Olympic movement. Regardless, the disappointment was evident on the mass of people that congregated in Chicago to hear the final verdict. Some felt that a bid for the 2020 Olympics should still be made. However, Daley was hesitant to make the c o m m i t m e n t , so time will tell if Chicago ever reaches a level of international athletic recognition.

Earthquake devastates the island of Sumatra Emma Biagoni C O - N A T I O N A L N E W S EDITOR

Only hours after an 8.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the American Samoa, which triggered a tsunami that left almost 200 dead and caused devastation throughout the island, a 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia. Both Samoa and Indonesia are on the Ring of Fire, the fault lines along the Pacific coasts of America and Asia where 80 percent of the world's earthquakes occur. Scientists deny that the earthquake in Indonesia was a repercussion of the one that hit Samoa, saying that the second was a "tragic coincidence." At least 1,000 people have died, over 2,000 people are injured and about 3,000 are still missing after the earthquake shook the island of Sumatra in Indonesia on Sept. 30. The quake was also felt throughout the islands of Java, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. The epicenter of the earthquake was only 35 miles from the city of Padang in Sumatra. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, this southern Sumatra earthquake resulted from movement of the Australian and Sunda plates. Most earthquakes of this kind generally occur at depths less than 50 kilometers. The depth of the recent earthquake was measured at 81 kilometers, or 50.3 miles. USGS reported, "The subduction zone surrounding the immediate region of this event has not witnessed a megathrust earthquake in the recent past.

rupturing last in an earthquake of M 8.5 or larger in 1797." Rescue workers and agencies from such countries as Australia, Great Britain, Japan and South Korea arrived in Indonesia bringing aid for the injured and equipment to save the missing. Most rescue missions have been concentrated in the worst hit city of Padang, where rescue workers have been working hard to save whomever they can, but they have found it increasingly more difficult to save those trapped beneath the rubble. Many believe it is too late to save the missing. BBC shared the reality of such difficulties in a recent article: "In

Padang, witnesses report that the stench of decomposing bodies now hangs over collapsed buildings as rescuers battle to reach survivors." Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono called for $10 million of government aid to be distributed quickly. Many countries have also pledged aid to the country. Kara Shetler, a Junior this year at Hope, just returned to the United States after spending 11 months on the island of Java in Indonesia as part of a one-year cultural service and exchange program. Whilst in the country, Shetler experienced severe and damaging floodingand described

natural disasters as a common occurrence in Indonesia. Shetler said, "It is really hard for us here to imagine the uncertainty they live with regarding the very earth on which their homes are built and the ocean that, at least for Java, is never very far away." Geologists warn that Padang may one day be completely destroyed by an earthquake because of its location. Professor John McCloskey, a geophysicist at the University of Ulste, warned, "The real danger in the coming days is that a second larger quake with a magnitude of around 8.5 could occur just off the coast of Padang."

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ArtPrize attracts international artists to Grand Rapids Ann Malone GUEST WRITER

ArtPrize, a unique art competition that anyone can enter and that the viewers judge, has attracted over 1,200 artists from around the world to Grand Rapids. The pieces are spread throughout downtown with pieces in The B.O.B. on the Blue Bridge and in back alleys. A unique aspect is that artists get to request spaces within the ArtPrize venue boundaries, but each venue has the right to choose which pieces they want to display. There are


THE GRAND RAPIDS FAMILY TREE— Matt Kelsey's piece with visitors' names written on the "leaves."

pieces inside, outside and on buildings all over downtown Grand Rapids. On the Blue Bridge is a beautiful piece of art by Sarah Grant called "The Furniture City Sets the Table for the World of Art." The piece, which sits atop the center trestles of the bridge, is approximately 20 feet tall. It is a stunning work, dwarfing all the other works around it, and at first glance simply seems to be part of the bridge. The artistic pieces on the entire surface of the artwork depict the bountiful cultural offerings of Grand Rapids. Just off to the side is "Nessie Project," a multimedia piece depicting the Loch Ness monster. Placed in the Grand River just off the Blue Bridge, it is a stunning piece created by Airline Aluminum Group, based out of Grand Rapids. The "Grand Rapids Family Tree" by Matt Kelsey is a beautiful piece that allows visitor participation. "Contributors: Coming Soon" says the artist bio; visitors to the piece, shown at 45 Ottawa Ave., are asked to write their n a m e on a ribbon and tie it to the frame or tie other ribbons

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N O N D E S C R I P T F A C E S I N A R T P R I Z E - La Grande Bebe," left. In Jonathan Haner's artist's satement, he says, "I like that I moved so far away from my hometown, only to return 20 years later with a sculpture.of a giant baby." Right, a series of carvings by Mike Moy. P H O T O BY H O L L Y EVENHOUSE

available for viewing all hours sculptures can be found at the on the tree. and indoor pieces available While ArtPrize features B.O.B. Ensenada, Baja California, for viewing Monday through Mexico, is represented through many local artists, international Thursday from 5 p.m.-8 p.m., artists are featured as well. From Alfonso Arambula's "Mi Casa es Friday and Saturday from 12 Sibbhult, Sweden, Jonathan Tu Casa," an ecological statement p.m.-10 p.m., and Sunday about how the world is a home Haner gives us "La Grande (casa) for all. from 12 p.m.-6 p.m. For B^be," the form of a "giant, fat, more information, visit www. The event runs through faceless baby" made of white Oct. 10, with outdoor pieces material and filled with plastic bags. Viewed from across the street, the piece looks odd; Hope College Discount up close, the piece, which is attached to the side of The wants to be your connection to B.O.B., as though it is leaning affordable, a n d rockin'hairl ' O H O on the building, simply becomes stunning. The size is take advantage of our new tanning overpowering, and the white services or come in a n d use our WIFI and is bright and crisp. take a second for YOUl Kadima, Israel, boasts ArtPrize Ana Lazovsky, Girls Cuts $25.00-$45.00 whose beautiful bronze


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Thursday Oct. 8 Theatre Workshop with Joseph Flauto, guest scenic designer

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Second Thursday Series: Play Readings Studio Theater. 5 p.m.


Friday Orchestra Concert


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Saturday Oct. 1 0 Voice Workshop with Elizabeth Terrell Sign u p for a slot in main office of Theatre Dept. 1 0 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Hope Concert Series Features Pomegranates L e m o n j e l l o ' s , 8 p.m. Free w i t h Hope I.D.

Sunday Oct. 1 1 Improv Workshop with Megan Radcliff


Struck by t h e extraordinary in t h e o r d i n a r y a n d t h e splendid in t h e simple, poet Aracelis Girmay writes passionately a b o u t everyday life. W i t h her first book of p o e t r y c o m p l e t e d , G i r m a y has received rave reviews for her y o u n g talent. Her u n i q u e b a c k g r o u n d , a m i x of P u e r t o ' Rican, A f r i c a n A m e r i c a n and Eritrean a d d s a rich flavor t o her writing. According to Matthew Rothschild, editor of Progressive Magazine, t h e p o e t r y o f h e r b o o k , "Teeth," has an "astonishing mix of love a n d t h e political." H e r p o e t r y celebrates her heritage as well as delves into hot political topics. Her p o e t r y is filled with an array of e m o t i o n s . In an interview with Rothschild, she spoke of writing "as a way of

stilling t i m e and speaking." T h r o u g h her writings she conveys her feelings o n - t o p i c s t h a t vary f r o m d e a t h and poverty t o her h o m e kitchen. S u z a n n e O n d r u s , professor at Bowling G r e e n University, stated t h a t Girmay's p o e t r y "explore[s] d e e p issues o n a personal level." Along with her n e w book, G i r m a y h a s w r i t t e n for m a n y j o u r n a l s and literary magazines and also has published a children's book called "Changing, Changing: Story and Collages." M a n y have already d e v o u r e d h e r words, and soon H o p e College will have t h e o p p o r t u n i t y t o experience her reading s o m e of her o w n work. This will not be t h e first t i m e G i r m a y h a s read for an audience. In her h o m e t o w n of Santa Ana, C A , and in t h e Bronx, N.Y. she p u t s o n writing w o r k s h o p s for kids in t h e area.

It is her way of giving back, and s h e "feels it is necessary for p e o p l e to tell their stories. People are h u n g r y to speak and to have p e o p l e listen," she told Rothschild. W i t h an eccentric family w h o loved to tell stories, G i r m a y was constantly s u r r o u n d e d by those w h o would n u r t u r e her talent. From an early age G i r m a y loved to read. To this day she r e a d s "what ever she can get her h a n d s on." It was h e r love of reading that helped her s t u m b l e into poetry. W i t h a s u p p o r t i v e family and a t r u e love for poetry, G i r m a y couldn't go w r o n g . It s e e m s this y o u n g p o e t h a s only just scratched t h e surface of her capabilities. Her p o e t r y is p o w e r f u l and inspiring. Her p o e m s a r e her way of w o r k i n g t h r o u g h w h a t e v e r e m o t i o n she is feeling at t h a t

point in time, w h e t h e r t h a t be love, gratitude, anger or disdain. Those w h o read or listen to her p o e t r y will b e c o m e inspired to be just as passionate a b o u t life as s h e is. Her energy-filled p o e t r y is s u r e to create waves of discussion at Hope. People w h o are looking for s o m e t h i n g n e w and exciting to inspire t h e m should check o u t G i r m a y o n O c t . 12 at 7 p.m. in t h e Knickerbocker Theatre in D o w n t o w n Holland. Also speaking at t h a t t i m e will be D o n Waters, a fiction w r i t e r w h o has w o n n u m e r o u s a w a r d s and h o n o r s . T h e s e writers will also have a q u e s t i o n - a n d - a n s w e r session earlier in t h e DeWitt C e n t e r Herrick R o o m at 3 p.m.

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The clue date was Sept.30. W h e n that day passed, I knew there was no turning back. I had done all 1 could do. With the click of a button, an era had ended.

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We seniors received that e-mail about two weeks ago. It was a reminder to till out our application to graduate. We have to make sure we ve taken enough classes, decide which ceremonyâ&#x20AC;˘ to walk in (if we even want to walk at all!), and fill out our disploma details. And students will normally fit into two categories after reading that e-mail: ~ Elated: I have been waiting for this day for 17 years. Buying S200 books, spendina nights studving (or partying) all night, dragging out five-page papers that should onlv be one-page.. .I've paid my dues. And let m e tell you, a 9-5 job will do just fine now, thank vou veryJ much. >

~ P e t r i f i e d : 1 have been dreading this day for 1 / years. I know how to be a student. I don't know how to handle a steady income, bill alter bill, and a REAL job. j|| Pleaaaase, can't I just push out that five-page paper now? I've become a pro!

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Well, 1 think my brother listens to them, but 1 haven't much of their stufT S: "You are probably thinking of Heath, Leon and Time, a very different group, although they did do a cover that made it onto Now 89." L: (Trying to remember the last Now CD created) "Y'eah, maybe" S: (Moves to put on his headphones again) L: "Where did you hear of those lion guys?" S: (Trying to decide how much to allow L in on the musical chamber secrets) "I saw them a while back. Had some PBR with Jason, Zephyr and Sheila afterwards, and they gave m e the first album they made together." (Feeling as if it was a bit over-share, puts on headphones quickly) L: (Confused about what just happened) "Oh."

You've never heard of... There is a movement sweeping the nation and our campus is no exception. This belief system is baffling and difficult to categorize. Music-snobbery: the belief that that oneself is the originator of musical uniqueness, that oneself is responsible for discovering every truly talented musical group (not on die top-forty and most likely labeled "indie") and that oneself—having been entrusted with such a talent for discovery—is the sole protector of these obscure musical groups. It might be confusing to identify a music-snob at first because many times he or she will play it off as if they expect you to be aware of these random musical groups. The conversation between a music snob (S) and an average music listener (L) usually looks something like this:

Of course, not every interaction will look like the one above. Sometimes the average listener is seduced into the lifestyle, playing Heartfelt Lion Tamers for some friends and then subsequently belittling those friends for not knowing about the group. Other times, the music-snob shares even less information while still managing to show how much he or she knows about the group. Nailing down the typical person involved in musicsnobbery is difficult. Some point to indie kids, indie yuppies, emo-kids, scene kids and hipsters. But who is really to blame? Take a look at what experts at Urban Dictionary have to say about these groups:

L: (Hears some bizarre sounds coming from S's oversized headphones) "What are you listening to?" S; (Pretends not to hear at first, bobbing and swaying, then responds) "Oh. It's the Heartfelt Lion Tamers. You've never heard of them?" L: (Feeling slightly offended by S's disbelief of and mortification by L's musical ignorance) "Oh. Er. Um.

you will have not have heard of the band. Indie kids could usually name 500 bands you've never heard of without breaking a sweat." Indie Yuppie: "Indie yuppies are the Starbucks-drinking, Volvodriving kids who thing that the music they hear on The O.C. is 'indie,' think that that Shins song is lifechanging and only pretend to read James Joyce." Emo Kid: "One who prefers underground music, kicks it in the back, keeps to his or herself, doesn't care about the popular stuff and doesn't care what others think." Scene Kid: "Being scene 'in the early days' was all about plastering one's myspace, Facebook, etc. with a long list of all the bands that they know and love but no one else has ever heard of. However, now, with posers diluting the scene, many scene kids will N O T list their favorite bands." Hipster: "Listens to bands that you have never heard of. Has hairstyle that can only be described as 'complicated.' (Most likely achieved by a minimum of one week not washing it.) Probably tattooed. Maybe gay. Definitely cooler than you." We may never know where to place the blame. Emily hopes that you all take active measures to understand music-snobbery in order to prevent further musical hate crimes on this campus.

Indie Kid: "Usually, if an indie kid asks you if you like a band,

JdeU&c to the Editm# Student urges campus to put aside prejudice To the Editors: In response to last week s published letter from the Sexuality Roundtable regarding the visitation of "Milk" screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, 1 would also like to say how disappointed I am in certain members of the Hope College administration for canceling this event. Not only does this kind of censorship contradict the school's "Reason for Being," but it encourages such blind opposition that can lead to fear and hatred. Only through open discussion can informed opinions be developed. I would also like to acknowledge the Sexuality Roundtable tor fighting so hard to be recognized on campus over the last few years. Although I myself am heterosexual, 1 have had a number of homosexual friends throughout high school and college who, on a daily basis, face great opposition in both recognition and acceptance. This type of courage deserves recognition in itself. It is important for everyone to love thy neighbor, whether you agree with their lifestyle or not. Put aside any prejudices and engage in conversation, ask questions, develop informed opinions and see for yourself what is out there and whom you can meet along the way. So to the members of the Hope College administration who are responsible, please step out of the Dark Ages and open up our school to the possibility of learning about some revolutionary ideas so everyone can decide for themselves what they believe.


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there before, but 1 n e e d e d to m a k e s o m e m o n e y over the s u m m e r and figured Id give it a shot. That waitressing job e n d e d up making for o n e of the best s u m m e r s I've ever had. I'll a d m i t that being at the restaurant at 7 a.m. various m o r n i n g s wasn't exactly f u n , and t h e r e were times when impatient, poorly tipping c u s t o m e r s m a d e m e w a n t to scream, b u t I distinctly r e m e m b e r thinking to myself several times over the s u m m e r , "I absolutely love m y job." O u r cooks, the o t h e r wait staff and especially o u r regular c u s t o m e r s m a d e my s u m m e r unforgettable, and as m u c h as I love H o p e College, 1 look forward to every time I get t o go home, because it m e a n s I'll be able to s p e n d seven h o u r s at m y favorite restaurant. 1 don't think I'm alone in saying that I w o r r y a b o u t w h a t t h e f u t u r e holds. As m u c h as 1 t r y to take things o n e day at a time, there are always those lingering fears in the back of m y m i n d a b o u t what's going to h a p p e n after m y college career is complete. I know I'm lucky: I have a little m o r e t h a n t w o a n d a half years b e f o r e I have t o try t o look for a "real job," and it's possible that by t h e n the job m a r k e t will be better. But I w o r r y that 1 won't b e able t o find a job that I truly enjoy even if the e c o n o m y has improved by t h e n . Unlike s o m e professions, such as teaching or medicine, I don't know that there will

Bethany Stripp Sports Editor-in-Chief

Do what you love I don't r e m e m b e r much f r o m my high school yearbooks. 1 don't r e m e m b e r t h e t h e m e s or what pages m y picture appeared on. I'm not even sure that 1 could tell you what my class voted m e senior year, and 1 just graduated a year and a half ago. t h e r e is however, o n e thing that has always stuck with m e f r o m o n e of my high school yearbooks. O n e year, the yearbook staff w e n t a r o u n d to the teachers in my high school a n d asked t h e m for advice they would like to give to students. O u r assistant principal at the time had these words for us: "Don't go into a profession just for the money, because if you don't enjoy your job, it will s o o n get very, very old." Its a little cliche, b u t this advice has c o m e t o m e a n a lot t o me. Over the summer, after t u r n i n g in w h a t felt like h u n d r e d s of applications, 1 m a n a g e d t o find a job at a little caf<£ in my h o m e t o w n . I had never e a t e n

always b e a d e m a n d for newspaper journalism, which is my c u r r e n t career plan. It seems like nearly every day I'm r e m i n d e d of h o w the n e w s p a p e r is a dying art f o r m and how there's n o f u t u r e in that field. But I'm not willing t o sacrifice my happiness for a job that I wouldn't like. I don't want t o b e a teacher, and I could never, ever h a n d l e a career in m e d i c i n e — j u s t thinking a b o u t t h e things those careers entail m a k e s m e woozy. So, even t h o u g h I really don't know if I'll ever be able to find a steady job after I graduate, 1 refuse to c o m p r o m i s e . I r e f u s e to settle for s o m e t h i n g less, b e c a u s e I've experienced what it's like to love what you do, and I sincerely h o p e I will never have to find o u t what the opposite feels like. Hopefully this attitude won't leave m e living with m y p a r e n t s until I'm forty. Bethany would like a career as a professional orientation assistant if journalism doesn't work out. Shout out to OA Group 79 and Brian's AD group.

Grace & peace Grace Olson Columnist

Wick and wax This week is cold and we haven't t u r n e d on o u r heat. M y r o o m m a t e s m e n t i o n the t h e r m o s t a t and suggest space heaters, but living o f f - c a m p u s and being responsible for utilities, we instead pull o u t wool socks and flannel blankets. I'm cross-legged in o u r living room, wearing t w o sweaters a n d c u p p i n g a candle in my hands. It's a long, thick candle, the kind that b u r n s d o w n quickly, carving o u t a deep cave in the center before the w a x a r o u n d the edges has a c h a n c e to melt. W h i t e stalactites f o r m over the hollow w h e r e wick and wax s h i m m e r o u t w a r d and u p w a r d toward m y face, which is grateful for the heat. Today marks too m a n y days past the a u t u m n a l equinox for t h e earth to reconsider her cock-eyed orbit a n d send us back t h r o u g h m o n t h s of waxing daylight.

The foreign journeyRachel Syens Columnist

Community abroad M y first m e m o r y of m y dog, Sam, w a s f r o m the age of 8. My p a r e n t s and I h a d b e e n searching for a dog, making countless visits t o the h u m a n e society, yet still having trouble finding our perfect fit. O n e evening, u p o n arriving h o m e , I o p e n e d the d o o r and was greeted by s o m e t h i n g entirely unexpected: an extremely energetic and f u r r y Soft-Coated W h e a t e n Terrier mix. M y dad had b r o u g h t him h o m e as a surprise. From the m o m e n t that he nearly tackled m e d o w n in o r d e r t o lick m y face, I k n e w h e was perfect f o r o u r family. So as you can imagine, it w a s extremely difficult t o leave my p a r e n t s and S a m as I packed u p t o s p e n d t h r e e m o n t h s in York, England. This good-bye was m a d e even h a r d e r

No, it's t o o late for that, which is why I cradle this candle for its heat. M e s m e r i z e d , I tip t h e candle sideways and wait for the flame to lap the walls until t h e y relent and dissolve into the gleaming pool in the center. I dip each fingertip in: now my h a n d s sport t e n white berets. In middle school, o u r neighbor f o r b a d e anyone f r o m playing in the candles on pain of grounding, b e c a u s e she wearied of finding her f u r n i t u r e m a r r e d with wax and her candlewicks too s h o r t t o light. W h y this fascination with the candle? Because b e y o n d the irresistibility of w a r m wax, the light itself draws us. W e light candles to celebrate birthdays, to unite in marriage, to dispel the darkness, t o illuminate t h e crooked grins of jack-o-lanterns. W e strike o u r m a t c h e s and h o l d t h e m against the wick long e n o u g h to step back and watch t h e bottle rocket shoot skyward, to set the table for dinner, t o c o u n t the w e e k s of Advent in anticipation of the word b e c o m i n g flesh. In the harbor, w e ignite e n o r m o u s candles as b e a c o n s for ships; we don't w a n t to be lost at sea. O u t back, we kindle a space for s'mores and scary stories. In the night, we let t h e candle hold vigil for the sick and the beloved, the h u n g r y and the widowed, knowing that w e should n o t let t h e m r e m a i n alone.

by Sam's declining health in his old age. However, I left with h o p e that I would see h i m again in D e c e m b e r and set off for a new adventure. While off to a bit of a homesick start, I began settling into m y new life in England, figuring o u t the university c a m p u s and learning how t o navigate t h e n a r r o w cobblestone streets of this historic town. I began m e e t i n g new people and exploring restaurants and s h o p s a n d enjoying my t i m e in the lovely area of N o r t h Yorkshire. I have b e e n able t o visit many places so far, including Clifford's Tower, a medieval fortress and Whitby, a city on the sea. However, my life h e r e s e e m e d t o c o m e t o an abrupt halt with o n e p h o n e call. Sam's health h a d severely w o r s e n e d . My family and I h a d to m a k e o n e of the m o s t difficult decisions of o u r lives. W h e n I h e a r d the news, the only thing I w a n t e d was t o go h o m e . I w a n t e d t o b e with m y family at h o m e and with my family at Hope. I k n e w that they would cry with m e and carry m e t h r o u g h this. I felt so alone and w o n d e r e d why I ever w a n t e d to study abroad. I couldn't handle the pain by myself. But I soon c a m e to realize that I really wasn't alone. at-

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W h i l e I w a s pained f r o m this loss, G o d blessed m e with loving people in England to take care of me, including two w o n d e r f u l girls f r o m H o p e w h o have truly served as a rock for me. W e have also m e t a w o n d e r f u l g r o u p of students on c a m p u s f r o m my university's Christian Union. I've only k n o w n the students since my arrival in England t w o weeks ago, b u t they have t a k e n m e in, lending m e prayer, s u p p o r t a n d hugs. I didn't expect to find this kind of loving Christian c o m m u n i t y o n m y study abroad, and it has truly b e e n a blessing f r o m above. I a m h o n o r e d to call these students m y friends. I didn't write this article to keep you f r o m studying abroad o r to make you afraid to go o u t into the world. Instead, with this insight into my life and experiences, I w a n t e d t o show you the t r u t h in a fact that w a s recently told t o m e by a good friend: G o d will never give you anything you can't handle. I a m t h a n k f u l everyday for the s u p p o r t and prayers I have f r o m friends a r o u n d the world. W h e r e v e r you may be, G o d is with you, and you


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1 2 THE ANCHOR T H I S W E E K I N SPORTS Saturday Football

Oct. 10

vs. A l b i o n at 2 p . m .

vs. Olivet at 4 p . m .

Monday Men's Golf

Oct. 12

M I A A J a m b o r e e at 1 p . m .

Tuesday Men's Soccer

Young women's golf team keeps playing strong captain Cassie Sneller said. As of Oct. 3, the Dutch have 1,024 Experience is often a key strokes for the season, trailing factor in a sports team's success. St. Mary's 964 and Olivet's 979. The Dutch opened the Don't tell that to the Hope season in fine fashion with a win College women's golf team. at the Olivet Invitational. With only one senior and "Winning the Olivet one junior on the roster this season, the Flying Dutch have Invitational by one stroke has been forced to rely almost definitely been a highlight so exclusively on underclassmen. far," Sneller said. "Despite our Despite their youth, the team disappointments in the league, entered the season ranked we know we have an extremely 23rd nationally and currently deep team and that any girl can occupies third place in the go low on any given day." Sneller is optimistic about MIAA standings. "The season has been going ' the team's prospects in the really well so far. I think we have coming weeks and years. "Our team is virtually all all been a little disappointed with underclassmen and we are very our performance in the MIAA, but we played really well in a young, which only means a non-league tournament," senior bright future for the women's Daniel Owens GUEST WRITER

Men's Soccer

Oct. 13

vs. C a l v i n a t 4 p . m .


Hope's football team opened their conference season Saturday with an away game at Trine. The Flying Dutchmen started the game strong, leading 14-0 after the first quarter. Trine cut H o p e s lead during the second quarter with two touchdowns and a field goal, but Hope still remained on top at halftime. After the break. Trine began to pull away, scoring two touchdowns in the third quarter. Hope fought back from a 10-point deficit going into the fourth quarter to bring the game within three points, but another touchdown by Trine sealed the Dutchmen's fate and Hope fell, 35-38. Conference play will continue on Saturday as the team takes on the Britons of Albion for the annual Homecoming game. CROSSCOUNTRY COMPETES IN LANSING


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golf team," Sneller said. "Nine out of the 11 girls on the team are either freshmen or sophomores, so I can't wait to see what these girls accomplish in the future." One of these sophomores is Megan Scholten, who has led the Flying Dutch in three MIAA jamborees and received medalist honors over the weekend at St. Mary's. "Megan Scholten has been a major factor for us again this year, but so many other girls have also stepped up to help the team," Sneller said. "Although golf is an individual sport, you still need four scores to make up the team score." As the only senior, Sneller reflected on what Hope golf has given her during the past few years.

"1 grew up golfing and it's definitely a passion of mine," Sneller said. "I just have a great time playing the game but I love the fact that at Hope, golf isn't my life. I'm able to focus o n my work in the classroom as well as play golf, which for me is a great combination. Obviously, golf is not going to be my career, so it's important that I focus on my academics." The Flying Dutch have one remaining fall match, the MIAA Championshipsat Bedford Valley in Battle Creek the weekend of Oct. 9. After taking the winter off, the team will play three 18hole rounds in the spring to determine who will receive the MIAA bid to the NCAA Division III championships.

Van Andel Stadium opens with win Chris Ray GUEST WRITER

For the 650 fans watching the inaugural soccer game at the

new Van Andel Stadium on Sept. 29, the cold and rainy weather couldn't dampen their spirits. With the Albion Britons in town, the Flying Dutchmen soccer team was given a tough battle. After about 80 minutes of each team playing shutout soccer, Jeff Stusick ('11) scored the lone goal of the game to give the Flying Dutchmen


a 1-0 victory, the team's first victory in Van Andel Stadium. Goalkeeper Logan Neil ('12) was credited with the team's sixth shutout of the season. Now in sole possession of first place in the MIAA, the Dutchmen are looking to stay on the winning pace with the heart of the conference schedule coming up. With Van Andel Stadium


offering the team a field turf playing surface and a large fan section, the Flying Dutchmen might find that the new h o m e field advantage will help in their quest for the MIAA championship.

Hope volleyball remains on top of conference Jake Bajema GUEST WRITER

The men's and women's cross country teams participated in the Lansing Community College Invitational on Oct. 3. The women's team won the 5K race, edging out host Lansing Community College by one point. Taylor Mattarella ('13), Sharon Becker ('13), and Katie Martin ('13) were the first Flying Dutch to cross the finish line, coming in third, eighth, and ninth, respectively. The men's team competed in an 8K race and came away with second place out of nine teams. The first three Hope finishers were Collin Kooy ('10) in ninth place, Brian Hernandez ('12) in 11th place, and Blake Rottschaffer ('13) in 12th place. On Saturday, both teams will travel to Indiana where they will compete in the Rose-Hulman Invitational.

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The three words commonly used with the game of volleyball are bump, set and spike. The Hope College volleyball team has mastered those three components of the game, and it shows in their recent winning streak. After a tough loss to Ohio Northern University, ranked fifth in the nation at the time, the team has come back strong. They have won nine of the last 10 games, bringing their record to 17-2. Outside hitter Traci Baker ('11) said the team's wining streak is due to a combination of things. "A lot of our recent success has been us staying focused on getting it done," Baker said. "We have the mentality of every point

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counts; we don't want to let the other team hang around. O u r intensity level has been great lately." After the loss to Ohio N o r t h e r n the Flying Dutch returned to their winning ways, defeating Wittenberg in the final game of the Ohio-Michigan Border Battle. They then returned to conference play. The third and perhaps most exciting MIAA game was against 11th ranked rival Calvin in front of the h o m e crowd in DeVos Fieldhouse on Sept. 26. The Flying Dutch were looking to avenge last year's disappointing h o m e loss to the Knights. "(We) didn't want them to come into our place and win again; we have worked hard to make sure that didn't happen again," said Sara DeWeerdt ('11), who had six kills and eight digs in the big win. The Hope-Calvin rivalry in volleyball may not get the same national attention as the basketball game, but it is still one that both teams circle on their calendar every year. "Everyone brings their best; each team wants it so bad, (and) a lot of times there is a conference championship and national tournament berth on the line," DeWeerdt said. Hope took on Calvin on the main court in DeVos, which allowed over 1,400 fans to watch the game. DeWeerdt said the energy from the fans has had a big impact on the team's

success. "The fans have been great this year," DeWeerdt said. "They give us great energy to feed off of and are up on their feet cheering all the time." Over the weekend, the

team competed in the Illinois Wesleyen Barker Classic, where they defeated three of their four opponents. The Flying Dutch will be on the road this week before taking on Olivet Oct. 14 in DeVos.

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