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Hope celebrates Homecoming A m a n d a Zoratti STAF^ REPORTER

This weekend, students and community members lined the streets to celebrate Hope's Homecoming. From football to friends, parades lo parties, it was an exciting few days to be on campus. The parade launched the festivities. building on the spirit of the crowd. The passing floats and the a n t i c i p a t i o n c o m b i n e d with the music of the band lo create an exhilarating atmosphere. "The band sounded really good," said Stacy Thomas ('08). 4 i hung up the phone and went to the window, but 1 couldn't see them, so I just listened." Part of the parade involves the float competition. This year. Prater

Sigma took first place in the contest, followed closely by the Student Congress float. Alpha Gamma Phi took third place in the event. v "It was really short, but still a lot of f u n , " said Courtney Miller ('08). "It seemed like there were a lot of alumni, which was cool." Another tradition is electing a king and queen from the court. This y e a r ' s h o m e c o m i n g King and Queen were Eric DcBoer ('05) and Samara Webb ('05). ,4 I like saying hi lo people, and now that people have seen my face, they say hello lo me," Webb said. " I ' m just really excited about that." Webb is the first African-American female lo be named Homecoming Queen at Hope College. "It feels good b e c a u s e 1 know


Left: Samarra Webb ('05), far left, and Eric DeBoer ('05) were elected king and queen. Right: Faculty members Joel Toppen, left, and James Gentile were also honored. there will be a second, and a third, and it will c o m e more naturally f r o m now on. ll sets a precedent," Webb said. T h e student body also elected a faculty/staff member for the court.

This year's favorite faculty member is Joel Toppen. professor Qf political science. "It's a great honor," Toppen said. "It's a humbling experience lo be recognized in that way."

The football team kept the good spirits rolling through their game Friday night, defeating Olivet 4124. Complete coverage of the story can be found on page 8.

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Street closings, openings on the way A m a n d a Zoratti SENIOR STAFF REPORTER


After months of construction, Fairbanks Avenue has re-opened.

Driving around Holland can be a complicated process. Ninth Street, for example, is a one-way road, and 12^ Sireet stops and starts again. This year, there are new ways to gel around, and new detours will be coming soon. The City of Holland will be permanently closing 1 r h and 12lh Streets between Columbia and Lincoln, as well as 17,h Street, to all vehicular traffic due lo the Michigan Depart-

ment of Transportation mandate. T h e mandate, which requires a 2 0 percent reduction in the number of railroad crossings over the next year, was put into place in an effort to decrease the number of accidents ihe crossings cause. Last year alone. 2.928 accidents on the Unites Slates Railroad Systems resulted in 324 deaths and over 998 serious injuries, according lo htip:// These 1,322 casualties are enough incentive for the city lo close the streets, and due

to Hope's expanding enrollment, the city will be vacating the property lo the college. "I think the closing of these streets will provide a greater sense of Hope community on t h a t side of c a m p u s , " said J e n n i f e r Yamaoka ('05), Student Congress vice-president. "It will also increase the level of security there." The added space will be adjacent to the M a r t h a M i l l e r C e n t e r , a n o t h e r w o r k in progress on the campus entailing classrooms

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Campus supports cancer research with Relay Lindsey Manthei STAFF REPORTER

Andrea V a n d e n b u r g h STAFF REPORTER

Hope students have a reputation for being active in community service and this y e a r s t u d e n t s a r e showing their support for cancer research by getting involved with Relay for Life which will be held on Oct. 22 to 23 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. in the Pine Grove.

"Relay for L i f e is a fundraiser lo raise support for the American Canc e r Society, s p e c i f i c a l l y f o r research and funding. It does so by having 24 hour (or in Hope's case, a 12 hour) event where participants continuously walk in honor of those who have died from cancer," said Allison Mirek ('08), a team captain. ' T e a m s of people camp out in the Pine Grove. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track

at all times during the event—because cancer never sleeps," said Cassie Prusinski ('05), co-chair for Hope's Relay for Life. Participants collect d o n a t i o n s from family, friends and local businesses t o w a r d s every h o u r they walk. Relay for Life also raises a large portion of their funds by selling luminaries. "Luminaries...are while bags with the name of someone w h o has

Learn about off-campus study Campus

An O f f - C a m p u s Study Fair will be held today from 4 to 7 p.m. in Maas Auditorium. Information will be available about the wide variety of programs Hope offers. Students can study overseas or in the U.S., for a year, a semester or a month. T h e fair will include booths, information, program represeniatives and students who have previously participated. For more information about the fair, or about study abroad in general, contact ihe Fried International Center.

lost the battle lo cancer on it, and on the night of the walk these bags will contain a candle and will light the way for the rest of the evening," Mirek said. While most college students have not dealt with cancer themselves, many have fell its effects through t h e e x p e r i e n c e s of f a m i l y a n d friends. "1 have been very fortunate to have two survivors in my family.

but 1 know many other people who have not been as blessed and any sort of finding and support for this cause I would love to be involved with," said Katie Wellemeyer ('07), a team captain. " M y step dad died from cancer and I hope the Relay for Life can s a v e l i v e s in t h e f u t u r e , " said Whitney McGregor ('05), a team captain.

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Annual Book Sale begins Van Wylen Library began its annual Book Sale yesterday and will continue for several weeks. The sale tables are located in the north end of ihe library's first floor. A variety of hardcover and paperback books are available, as are a large number of records. Hardcovers cost $2, paperbacks and records cost $1. See Knowhope for hours the library is open.

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V S j n c h o r

October 13, 2004

Martha Miller Center proceeds, Fieldhouse encounters difficulties The construction on Devos Fieldhouse has been slow to get off the ground. Late receipt of essential steel may necessitate overtime work for the rest of the fall season.

The new communications building, on the other hand, is proceeding ahead of schedule. A K C H O f l P H O T O S BY L I N D S E Y MANTHEI

Lindsey Manthel STAFF REPORTER

Strolling through campus, ihe steady drone of saws and cranes can be heard almost anywhere. Hope College is in ihe midsl of several large-scale construction projects, some of which arc coming along faster than others. Over ihe past several years, Hope College has increased its c a m p u s size by nearly 40 percent. The new Pcale Science Center was dedicated Friday, and sludenLs are looking forward for the opening of the Martha Miller Center for Global Com-

munication and the DeVos Fieldhouse. The Martha Miller Center is scheduled to open next fall. "The Martha MillerCenter is coming along visibly well. We have been very impressed with Lakewood Construction and their subcontractors." said Greg Maybury, director of operations and technology. The Martha Miller Center will house the communications department, as well as hiodern and classical languages, and international relations. " T h e Martha Miller Center is actually ahead of schedule," Maybury said.

The DcVos Fieldhouse. on the other hand, is not c o m i n g along quite as expediently. Construction has been moving more slowly than expected because of material problems. ' T h e steel for the structure has been delayed f r o m the m a n u f a c t u r e r . T h e main trusses have not gone up yet, but they should start going up by October 14," Maybury said.

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The ball was also a fun experience for students. "It was very fun and festive," said Mercedes Cowper (*08). "The food was really good and it was just an exciting experience." "There was a swing band, which was really cool," added Sarah Cochrane ('08). "Half Frater fraternity members grilled the t i m e there w a s food on thier award-winning float. s w i n g and the o t h e r "It was a great turnout, great day, half there was regular music. It was and great fun," said Glenn a good time to hang out with my VanWieren, professor of kinesiolfriends." ,h ogy. "There were more than 350 The 27 Annual Run/B ike/Swim/ participants (and) 200 did the 5K Walk also took place this weekend. run. It's an a m a z i n g part of the Participants had the choice between homecoming tradition." each of the four events; a 3.1 mile Overall, the w e e k e n d brought run, a 3.5 or 5 mile bike, a 400 or many new experiences and leaves 800 meter swim, or a 2 mile walk. behind many great memories. The event was sponsored by Shore"Homecoming was my first big line Orthopaedic, Sports Medicine college experience." C o w p e r said. C l i n i c and L a k e w o o d F a m i l y "The whole occasion was a lot of M e d i c i n e and the Hope College fun." department of kinesiology.

for modem and classical languages and international studies as well as a connected parking lot. The community is also working on the DeVos Fieldhouse, resulting in a fresh, new look to Hope's campus. "It's cool because the college is gaining new space without losing the look of the traditional architecture and foundation," said Matthew Mayes ('08). Exactly what the new property will be used for is still up in the air. but the possibilities are endless. O n e thing that was mentioned was additional ^ SJiX pedestrian use. but students have other ideas. " M o r e parking would be really good," said Malinda Lasater ('08). "I think the space should be used to create an outdoor park like setting. like the Pine Grove, for Hope c o m m u n i t y m e m b e r s , " Yamaoka said.


"I think the property really e x p a n d s Hope and will change the d y n a m i c s of the campus. It will be interesting to see how it plays out." "The street closings will cause some traffic problems, but I ' m s u r e the u s e of the space will be worthwhile," said John Yelding, professor of

"We have been working on other things that don't involve the steel so we don't lose more time than necessary. Once the steel comes, we may have to begin working extra h o u r s at the m a n u f a c t u r i n g company's expense," Maybury said. The S22 million fieldhouse project began in the spring of 2004. It is set to be "completed by September 5, and we plan to have it open by October 11 (2005) for m e n ' s basketball season," Maybury said. In the past, m e n ' s basketball has played in the Civic Center, and w o m e n ' s basketball and volleyball contests have been held in the Dow Center. The fieldhouse, which will seal 3 . 4 0 0 f a n s , will a l s o h o u s e Hope's kinesiology and athletic training programs.



Fairbanks Avenue sees new traffic.

I think the space should be used to create an outdoor park setting, like the Pine Grove. —Jen Yamaoka ('05) English. On the other end of the spectrum, a new road has been opened. Construction on Fairbanks Avenue between 8^ and I6 ,h Streets began last year, blocking all easy access to Municipal Stadium and creating traffic j a m s in the area. This year.

the road is open to the public and is traveling smoothly for students. "There was a lot of traffic on Lincoln last year,*' said Cynthia Perez (*05). "That was kind of annoying." The street now has a fresh sanitary sewer, water line, and storm sewer beneath the ground, as well as better lighting and landscaping. N e w c u r b s and g u t t e r s line the eight-foot sidewalks that complete the road's renovation. "The changes are really exciting," said Meghan Florian ('07.) " N o w all we need are new chairs in Lubbers!"

RELAY from 1 While many of those involved with Hope's Relay for Life have had cancer touch their lives in some way. only a desire to help out in the fight to prevent and cure the disease is necessary. "This year, we currently have 32 teams, last year we had 3 3 teams," Prusinski said.

Many participants have been surprised at the amount of support they have received and the positive reaction they have had for Relay for Life "My goal was originally to raise $200 and we met that so I raised it to $300 and we met that as well, so I guess we'll just keep going

up," Mirek said. SludenLs wishing to gel involved should visit H' h' w.acse ven ts. org/relay/ mi/hope. "It's not too late - get involved!" Wellemeyer said

It's not too late — get involved! —Katie Wellemeyer ('07)


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Science center hosts exotic orchid exhibit Beautiful Blooms showing all month Julie Lancaster STAFF REPORTER

On the second floor of Peale, Hope College students can step into a tropical paradise filled with flowers.. The Orchid Exhibit in the greenhouse features several species of O r c h i d s i n c l u d i n g Vanda, Ancida, Denbrobium, Catley, Phalaenopsis, and Paphiopedium. Upon entering the exhibit one sees a rainbow or purple, blue, yellow, brown, peach, fuchsia, and orange f l o w e r s set a g a i n s t a lush background of green foliage. in any spot in the exhibit, where green may be lacking, a black cloth contrasts the delicate flowers, making them capture each visitor's attention. Each Orchid is slightly different in size, shape, and color. Some have bulbous root systems and some have roots that grow into the air, absorbing water from the air's humidity. All of this beauty is the result of

much preparation and maintenance done by Gene Westra, the caretaker of the g r e e n h o u s e , and H o p e students. Westra has been working with students building tables, cleaning, scrubbing, washing windows, and dusting in the g r e e n h o u s e since M a y I . O n a d a i l y b a s i s , the f l o w e r s must be c h e c k e d for infestation, dryness, and must be fertilized. Westra must monitor the air's humidity. The air must be fifty to sixty percent water, and if the air is not maintained, the edges of the f l o w e r s b e c o m e dry a n d will whither. More work needs to be done to the greenhouse, but f u n d i n g has been in short supply-Funding has been received f r o m Johnson Controls International, but more m o n e y is n e e d e d to t i l e t h e greenhouse floors which are pitied, stained, and slippery w h e n wet. Twenty thousand dollars a year is needed simply to maintain the Peale greenhouse. Westra was being paid a stipend as a consultant this

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The Tokyo Blue Orchid is one of many on display in the Peale greenhouse summer but, due to lack of funding, is now working as a volunteer. Those who visit the exhibit might think o r c h i d s are b e a u t i f u l and decide to grow a plant of their own. If you decide to purchase an orchid

beware of orchids that are labeled as "wild" or kt bare root." Those orchids may have been taken from theirnatural habitat, and could add t o t h e e n d a n g e r m e n t of w i l d orchids. Also, consider that orchids

need special care. Purchase a book, or go the library, so that you can know the details of Orchid plantcare. The exhibit will run all month and is in Room 2041 in the Peale Science Center.

Collage Concert showcases varied music talents Students perform for both the Arts and Humanities Fair as well as Hope students later in the evening

chamber ensembles, and a number of solo performers. A Collage Concert m o v e s quickly f r o m o n e m u s i c i a n t o the next without applause, leaving the audience with j u s t a t a s t e of each performer. It could shift immediately f r o m a large vocal c h o i r to a single instrumentalist to a small jazz ensemble, with no break in between. ' I t ' s very lively and fast-paced," said Sarah Blankenship ('06), who is performing in the concert both as a member of Chapel Choir and as a vocal soloist. "It goes quickly f r o m one performer to the n e x t to the next." In addition, the concert is not just in front of listeners but all around them, the focus changing with each act.

We thought that if we were already putting this together to recruit students, we could make it open to the rest of the student body as well -Brian Coyle, Jazz Director


Audiences in Dimnent Chapel on Thursday will be treated to a little bit of everything. Held at 7:30 p.m., the Collage Concert will feature the best of music at Hope. ' T h e Collage Concert is what I like to call t h e a p p e t i z e r p l a t t e r of t h e m u s i c department," said Brian Coyle, Director of Jazz Studies. T h e concert is scheduled to include the department's major vocal and i n s t r u m e n t a l e n s e m b l e s , s m a l l e r student

"We may move from the front of the stage, to the back of the balcony, to the comer of the stage," Coyle said. The ever-changing stage k e e p s the a u d i e n c e i n v o l v e d , anticipating what will come next. The concert, showcasing many facets of the department, was established as the music department's contribution to the annual Arts and Humanities Fair, a way to get high school seniors interested in Hope. The department d e c i d e d to add the evening p e r f o r m a n c e several years ago to accommodate a larger

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Arts and Humanities Fair hosts high school students Departments show thier very best to visiting high school students Nick Engel STAFF REPORTER

High school students throughout Western Michigan will visit Hope tomorrow for its annual A r t s and H u m a n i t i e s Fair. Faculty and Hope students f r o m the various arts and humanities spheres will give short 50-minute workshops and lectures to area high school students. T h e departments of Art and Art History, D a n c e , English, History, Modem and Classical L a n g u a g e s , Music, Philosophy, Religion, and Theatre are all participating in the fair. The presentatioas range from a d e m o n s t r a t i o n by the

D e p a r t m e n t of M o d e r n a n d Classical Languages on preparing ethnic foods, entitled "Brauts, Snails, and Sushi: What Food Tells us about Other Cultures," to "Love: A Short Meditation," a study of love in literature, by English faculty member Dr. Jesus Montano. The high school students will eat lunch in Phelps Dining Hall from 12 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. T h e f a i r is c l o s e d t o H o p e students, but two. are participating in the presentations. Delores Sanchez ('05), a Hope dance student from Whiting, Indiana, is holding a w o r k s h o p which will introduce the dynamic and edgy style of hip hop dance to daring high school students. Her workshop is titled " H i p Hop with Delores," and it promises an intense 50 minutes of hip-hop. Glenn Lester ('05), winner of the E r i k a B r u b a k e r ' 9 2 Awards f o r P r o m i s i n g A c h i e v e m e n t s in the Study of Literature, is giving a

poetry reading, along with published poet and professor Dr. Rhoda Janzen. Aspiring writers are e n c o u r a g e d to attend this session and hear original work f r o m two skilled and talented writers. The Arts and Humanities Fair is primarily a way to interest high school students in Hope College. About 2 6 0 students f r o m 10 high schools attended last year and about the s a m e n u m b e r are e x p e c t e d for this year's fair. Victoria Kragt, Administrative Assistant of the Dean for the Arts and Humanities, organizes the entire day and believes that the f a i r is a " g r e a t s u c c e s s " in attracting new students to Hope College. The fair provides a vehicle for t h e e x p r e s s i o n of a r t s and h u m a n i t i e s , and p r o v i d e s a small lesson in liberal arts to hundreds of young students.

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audience. "We t h o u g h t that if w e w e r e a l r e a d y putting this together to recruit students, we could make it open to the rest of the student body as well," Coyle said. There will be an 11 a.m. p e r f o r m a n c e for interested high s c h o o l s t u d e n t s a t t e n d i n g the A r t s and Humanities Fair, while the 7:30 performance targets current students and the community. The concert gives Hope music majors an opportunity to show off their talents. "This is a really terrific example of a number of d i f f e r e n t things going on within the department. You get to see the students and how quickly they are putting things togethen It is truly amazing," Coyle said. "It is a great way to support so many people w h o are involved in music," Blankenship said. "You get to see all of the groups in the m u s i c d e p a r t m e n t in o n e place, here on campus." Admission to both shows is free.

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'Golden Ladder' production "Golden Ladder," a c o n t e m p o r a r y play by D o n n a Spector, tells a semiautobiographical story of a young g i r l ' s e x p l o r a t i o n of f a i t h a n d religion, including Judaism, and Presbyterian, Catholic and evangelical Christianity. Confused by ambiguities and mixed messages within her own family—a Jewish father, w h o , out of love for his Presbyterian wife, goes along with her d e n i a l of J u d a i s m — C a t h y confronts her false assumptions, based on prejudice, about a number of religions in searching for her own spiritual truth.Golden Ladder opens on Wednesday. Oct. 6 The production will run Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 13-16, in the studio theatre of the DeWitt Center, located on C o l u m b i a A v e n u e at 12th S t r e e t . All performances begin at 8 p.m. Hope's production of "Golden

Ladder" seeks to focus on issues relevant to the college's students as well as the surrounding community, according to Daina Robins, who is a m e m b e r of the H o p e C o l l e g e theatre faculty and director of the production. "Over the last few years the Hope College theatre department has made a conscious e f f o r t to p r o d u c e p l a y s w h i c h a d d r e s s i s s u e s of f a i t h , s o c i o political topics that explicitly or implicitly occur within a c o m m u n i t y of f a i t h a n d / o r c o n t e m p o r a r y q u e s t i o n s that encourage audience members' engagement with their own faith commitments," she said. Tickets for "Golden Ladder" are $7 for regular admission, $ 5 for Hope faculty and staff, and $4 for students and senior citizens, and are available at the DeWitt Center from Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.



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Hope Mortarboard chaptor providos academic sponsorship to Tanzanian student SPOTLIGHT s c h o l a r s h i p , l e a d e r s h i p and c o m m u n i t y . Hope is a pari of ihe Alcor chapter which was established on campus in 1961. The chapter here at Hope is made up of seniors who have proved academic honors and involvement within the community over the p a s t t h r e e y e a r s . K r i s t i n e Umlauf, Mortar Board's Director of Communications, said once one is a member the organization is no longer about recognition for one's achievements, but instead ii is all about serving the community. "Our main focus is helping lo serve our community and the w o r l d , " Umlauf said. In N o v e m ber, q u a l i f i e d juniors will receive a letter saying they can to a p p l y to Mortar Board. with Kristine received her letter last N o v e m b e r and applied to become a member.

her small village in T a n z a n i a to aitend Lwandai Secondary School. She is the first person in her community to attend college, and has wailed patiently for this opportunity. Never losing hope, she aspires lo become a laywer.

Holly B e c k e r m a n STAFF REPORTER

The Hope Mortar Board chapter will be sponsoring the academic progress of 19 year old Tanzanian. Falilia Mwanyelo beginning this semester. Mortar Board is a national h o n o r s society that focuses its efforts on service, scholarship. leadership and c o m m u nity. Hope is apart of the Alcor chapter which w a s e s t a b l i s h e d on campus in 1961. Dr. Dianne Portfleet. Mortar Board f a c u l t y advisor and English p r o f e s s o r , met Fatilia Mwanyelo through her niece. She is a member of the P e a c e C o r p in Tanzania and had been Fatilia's teacher for two years. Portfleet said her The Tanzanian landscape provides a natural niece saw Fatilia's poclassroom for Fatilia and her siblings to study tential in academics and their Peace Corp tutor. wanted so much for her to be able to go to college. Portfleet forwarded this information to Mortar Board members as a possible person they could sponsor. M o r t a r Board alr e a d y sponsers an u n d e r priviledged c h i l d through a compassion organization w h i c h they L send money to every month, however this sponsorship would include more direct communication and assistance.. Mortar Board decided to use their funds to provide full financial support to make it possible for Falilia to attend college. Even though she was selected to join a secondary boarding school after completing her primary education, she had to continue attending the local secondary schools that she could afford. In one of the letters she wrote to Mortar Board members, she said cried thinking she wouldn't be able to continue her education. This semester, nineteen year old Falilia, left

This year. Mortar Board has already volunteered at the Juvenile Diabetes Lakeshore Walk and completed their annual Homecoming Book Drive. They will also participate in Relay lor Life coming up on October 22. "We also voted this year to be an organization for Dance Marathon which means we will be given a miracle family." They will meel with the family throughout the year and gelling to. personally know who they arc helping out prior to the 24 hour dance held in March.


Mortar Board has historically selected as its members those persons who have demonstrated scholarship, leadership and service. Such recognition is not only a statement of achievement but also an affirmation of potential. -1997 Mortarboard Nati«ional Vision Statement

Fatalia teaches Mortar Board Recently Morlar members about her culture and the Board reached out lo importance of their gift through the the Holland c o m m u letters she nity. On Fridays they s e n d s lo t h e h e l p b l i n d p e o p l e al group. Resihaven walk downT h e r e are town. two desigAlso Mortar Board nated memm e m b e r s h a v e been bers who c a l l e d by t e a c h e r s consistently from the local schools write lo her in to m e ntor struggling o r d e r to s e e students. her progress. "It is more rewardH e r ing this year to be recbrother also o g n i z e d not only by shows promthe college, but also by ising signs in the c o m m u n i t y as a his education, yet he will also need helping hand service," funding for college. Mortar Board Paulus said.. plans to stay in contact with Fatilia's The mortarboard is a Fatilia stands beside her father, younger brother c o m m u n i t y in T a n z a n i a . M o r l a r and youth of her Tanzanian community, historical symbol that Board President, Jonathan P a u l u s thoroughly appreciative of her academic opporturepresented those indisaid, "(Supporting Falilia) may look nities. viduals w h o d e v o t e d like a small thing to people outside their lives lo learning. of the p r o j e c t or lo the rest of Mortar Board focuses on the learning expe"The opportunity presented itself to me beAmerica, but Fatilia and her community see riences gained f r o m serving others. cause of my accomplishments. I was honthis as a huge opportunity. It seems lo me "I think it's important lo have direct interored lo gel the letter and decided to pursue like Fatilia's efforts have given everyone else actions with other countries so we are conit," Umlauf said. "I saw (Mortar Board) as in her community hope." stantly learning more about the cultures and anoiher way to get involved in the school and Mortar Board is a national honors society ihe people around the world," Paulus said. community." l h a i f o c u s e s its e f f o r t s o n s e r v i c e ,

Our main focus is helping to serve our community and the world. -Kristine Umlauf, Mortar Board's Director of Communications








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Who's doing the 'flip-flopping'? Hope partisans investigate changing political stances of presidential candidates INFOCUS Erin L'Hotta INFOCUS EDITOR

Throughout ihe pasl few m o n l h ^ Pres. George W. Bush and Sen. John Kerry have debated ceaselessly on the topic of "flip-floppingr

Bush claimed that Kerry is too indecisive to be the leader o f our nation. Kerry claimed that Bush is too absolute to control our country. This political debate started in Washington D.C. and spread into homes, offices and college campuses across the country. On Oct. 7 Hope College continued this debate, by holding an event called ' T h e Art of FlipFlopping," which was sponsored by the Hope Democrats. " T h e Art of Rip-Flopping" examined the claimed indecisiveness in this election, looking at it from the points of view of both Bush and Kerry. T h e event started with the audience defining the term "flipflopper" as someone who changes their opinion on a subject. This definition was then applied to the actions of both Kerry and Bush. T h e Hope Democrats passed out docu- " ments which showed dated political statements made by Kerry and Bush. It slated that on Oct. 11, 2002, Kerry voted to authorize U.S. forces in Iraq. Then on Sept. 2, 2003 Kerry claimed h e voted to "threaten" the use of these forces. This January, Kerry defined himself on M S N B C as the "anti-war" candidate of the election. This information was presented as an example of Kerry's so-called "flip-flopping" political position. During the Oct. 8 presidential debate. Bush

presented this information as an example of Kerry's wavering point of view, which he suggested makes Kerry a potentially unfit president. "You know, for a while he (Kerry) was a strong supporter of getting rid of Saddam Hussein. He saw the w i s d o m — u n t i l the Democrat primary came along and Howard Dean, the anti-war candidate, began to gain on him, and he changed positions. I don't see how you can lead this country in a time of war, in a lime of uncertainty, if you change your mind because of politics," said Bush. Following this example, the Hope Democrats illustrated times when Bush has "flipflopped." On M a y 2 9 , 2 0 0 3 Bush announced in Poland that America found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, On Feb. 7, 2004 Bush stated that weapons of mass destruc-

With time and new intelligence don't our views change? And if they do, is that so wrong? —Tim Fry ('05) . 5 5 lion haven't been found and may be still hidden or possibly destroyed. Kerry called Bush on ihis "flip flop" during the second presidential debate. " T h e president d i d n ' t find w e a p o n s of mass destruction in Iraq, so he's really lumed his campaign into a weapon of mass deception. And the result is that y o u ' v e been bombarded with advertisements suggesting that I've changed a position on this or that or the other."


Senator John Kerry stands next to a flip-flop in recognition of his nickname, the "flip-flopper." This name was given to him due to accusations of having wavering political opinions. Kerry also noted additional times when Bush has painted him as a "flip-flopper." Kerry said that Bush accused him of "flipflopping" on his stance concerning the No Child Left Behind Act. Kerry retorted by stating that Bush is the "flip-flopper" of the No Child Left Behind Act because he hasn't funded the program with the full amount he promised. " N o Child Left Behind Act, I voted for it. I support it. I support the goals. I ' v e argued that we should have fully funded it. The president says I ' v e changed my mind. I haven't changed my mind: I ' m going to fully fund it. So these are the differences," Kerry said. Tim Fry ('05), co-chair of the Hope Democrats, hoped that through these examples the audience realized that both candidates have "flip-flopped" on their political position. " I n all t h e c a m p a i g n i n g and all t h e

s p e e c h e s both c a n d i d a t e s give, they are bound to both say what they don't necessarily mean from lime to time." said Fry. "But my problem is that Kerry is seen as the only ^ i p - f l o p p e r . ' T h i s is because Bush seems so certain in his ideas even though he switches them. Kerry switches and then explains why he switches his views which make you think he switches more." "Kerry has been consistent in why he has changed his opinion. H e ' s been consistent when looking past the simple vote," Fry said. As Bush continues to paint Kerry as indecisive and Kerry continues to paint Bush as absolutist. Fry left the audience of "The Art of Flip-Flopping" to ponder on this debate. "So. Kerry is seen as the 4 flip-flopper.' Does the whole country 'flip-flop?'With time and new intelligence don'l our views change? And if they do change, is this so wrong?"


Atter two presidential debates, Pres. Bush and Sen. Kerry gear up for their last battle in Tempe, Arizona, starting tonight at 9 p.m.

According to Washington Post Kerry presumably "flip flopped" on the following views: — Voting to authorize the use of forces in Iraq

According to Washington Post Bush presumably "flip flopped" on the following views: — Finding weapons of mass destruction

— The Patriot Act

- Social Security surplus

- No Child Left Behind Act

- Gay marriage







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You k n o w h o w back in ihc Middle Ages people used lo Ihink thai the Earth w a s ihe center of the universe and that everything revolved around t h e m ? Silly, right? Since then, a lot ol things have changed. W e ' v e been through the Romantic Period, during which people sought a sense of self and focused on the individual. T h i s w a s followed by the Enlightenment, when w e began to look to science for answers to our questions about the universe. And, as a result of this, in the Industrial Revolution the individual was replaced by the machine. N o w w e ' r e here, still in the beginning of the 2 1 " Century, living as y o u n g adults in what is currently the most p o w e r f u l country in the world. W e ' r e living in a time when there's a lot lo think about. T h e r e ' s a war going on. A presidential election, f o r which many of us will be the first presidential election w e ' v e voted in, is c o m i n g u p in just a few weeks. T h e r e ' s classes and extracurricular activities and family and friends and personal issues. T h e list goes on and on. Taking all this inio consideration, it's easy to lose sight of things. W h e n I was sixteen years old, taking my d r i v e r ' s ed test, the w o m a n I took the lest with told m e that I had tunnel vision and that one of these d a y s if I d i d n ' t start paying attention to the things besides what was in front of me. I would run into problems. I ' v e had to learn that the hard way several times since then, and I ' v e missed a lot of things 1 could have seen if 1 had just been paying more attention. I d i d n ' t even realize the colors of the leaves had changed until o n e of my friends, w h o is studying abroad in G e r m a n y right now, asked me if they had yet. A s my r o o m m a t e this s u m m e r always used to say, "life is hard." It's true. Trying to figure out w h o w e are, what w e ' r e doing, and w h y w e ' r e here is hard. I think finding ourselves is important, but a lot of limes, in doing so, many people, myself included, begin to get this pay attention to me mentality and w e stop paying attention to everything else. There are a l w a y s n e w d e m a n d s . And we a l w a y s think that our problem is the most important and should c o m e b e f o r e everyone else's. We complain w h e n things d o n ' t g o o u r way. We push lo the front of the line. We want everything and w e want it now. With break coming up, 1 hope you can lake s o m e lime out of your busy schedule to remember that there is a world b e y o n d your d o r m room, o r classroom, o r "the H o p e bubble," or even the United Stales. You never k n o w what you might see if you

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The twisting of our dream risked their lives to travel north America. The land of not for fun, but because a lack opportunity. For more than two centuries, men and women have of economic opportunities at sacrificed their lives to provide home forced them to, in order to provide for their families. for us the freedoms we take for One daughter said she was granted. Among those liberties least appreciated is economic . glad her husband had gone to earn money but that it was hard freedom, our ability to pursue to raise their children alone. the "American Dream": a house She has two young children and with a yard and a two-car garage, a healthy family and a her husband is gone at least six months every year. well-paying job. With a lack of economic Or is that the definition of the opportunities (only encouraged American dream? I would like by the unavailability of to propose the radical idea that education) and no prospects for the essence of the dream is not improvement, the women about the actual possession of lamented, ' T h e American these material things, but rather dream is a dream for Mexiabout the opportunity to pursue them. cans." T h e women o f the family had But we Americans, as a culture, have drifted away from this to say about their fellow appreciation of opportunity. citizens who go to the U.S.: "People who go become more We have become caught up in the tide of materialism. We materialistic. Community is measure success by quantity much stronger here - we help rather than quality, and this is a each other." Contrast this with our dangerous mindset. President's statement in his The Earth is a limited, finite debate with Senator Kerry on resource,. It ^annot continue to Friday. provide us with all the things we want. Currently, 6.4 billion "People love America." Bush people inhabit the earth. By claimed. "Which people?" I would like 2050, that number could reach 9 billion. Already, a third of the to ask our leader. Before we go otT and attempt world lives in "water-stressed to Americanize the world, areas," where access to clean water is extremely limited. Oil before we attempt to spread our "superior" value system across prices recently hit a record S54 the globe, we must consider per barrel, and some experts what exactly that value system predict world reserves are fast entails. Democracy, Christianbecoming depleted. i t y - and materialism? It is not Unrelenting consumerism as pure as w e ' d like to think. and the environmental abuse it promotes may drive our world The American Dream should into the ground, if left unnot be limited to our country. checked. Materialism is a But if we are to share it with the global community, w e must dangerous mindset. And after all, w h y should we share its fundamental promise have all we want when so many not its shiny veneer alone. The American Dream is not go without what they need? Why is the opportunity of the about the materialism and moral superiority it has become American dream limited to the United States of America and bogged down in. The dream, at its heart, is about hope, equalthe rest of our First World ity, and the promise of unlimclique? Last May I traveled to ited opportunity. We must work Mexico as part of the May to bring these values back to the forefront of American thinking. Term class called Faith Seeking We must make our dream new Justice. While there, our group visited the rural village of San again. Andre de la Cal. We spent the afternoon with a family whose Educate yourself! father and three sons-in-law had Read Jeremy Rifkin's book, all spent lime in the U.S. as illegal immigrants. These men out

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Dutchmen win, remain unbeaten in MIAA Football team puts on a show for Homecoming Chris Kirby SPORTS EOITON

The Flying Dutchmen's showdown with Olivel on Saturday was definitely one for the fans. Quarterback Joe Schwander ('06) let loose again through the air, going 18-of-34 passing for 311 yards and three touchdowns and one interception as the Dutchmen busied up Olivel 41-24 on Homecoming Saturday. After a scoreless first quarter, it only look Schwander 11 seconds to find his favorile target, Jake Schrock ('05) for his 9,h touchdown reception from 26-yards out as Nate Barnctt ('06) tacked on the extra point for a 7-0 Hope lead. The Dutchmen defense would hold steady at the 10:29 mark as the Olivet offense was held to a field goal for a 7-3 Hope lead until David Booko ( ' 0 8 ) had a 2-yard plunge to give Hope a 14-3 lead. Olivel would add another field goal at the end of the firsl half to go into the locker room trailing 14-6 al halftime. Schwander and Schrock would gel the second half started off right as ihey connected on a 36-yard touchdown pass with 10; 19 remaining in the third quarter, bul a failed two-

point conversion gave Ihem a 20-6 lead. Olivel would answer with 8:02 remaining in the third quarter when Drew Nielsen broke a 15-yard run, but had their exlra point attempt blocked by the Hope defense to trail 20-12. Booko would once again find the endzone on a 1-yard run with 3:27 left for a 27-12 lead. The action slowed for both offenses until the 8:16 mark in the fourth quarter when Schwander would strike again, this time on a 34-yard pass lo Joe Verschueren ('05) for a 34-12 Hope lead. Carl Cannon would dive in from 3-yards out with 6:44 remaining for Olivel, but the two-point conversion failed and left the score at 34-18. Hope fullback Todd Limback ('05) would add the nail the in the coffin for Olivel with a 1 -yard run for a 41 -18 lead. Olivel would answer with :05 remaining as Ryan A d a m s caught a 3-yard pass from Rick Mason, but his try for a two-point conversion failed lo end the game. Despite giving up 326 yards rushing to Olivel, Hope managed lo force three fumbles and recover all of them as, Nathan Sorenson ('05), Tim Keur (*05) and Brady Wilson ('06) all had a fumble recovery for Hope. Hope had 21 firsl downs lo Olivet's 19 and

A Hope running back breaks free from the tackle of an Olivet player in Hope's 41-24 win at Saturday's Homecoming game. The Duchmen are 2-0 in the MIAA. finished with 105 yards on the ground to finish the day with 416 total yards of offense. Booko led all rushers with 86 yards on 25 carries for the Dutchmen, while Verschueren had 7 receptions for 95 yards and a touchdown to lead all receivers for Hope. Schrock had 5 catches for 123 yards and 2 touchdowns, and Kevin VandenBosch ('08) had 4 receptions for 70 yards to round oui the Hope receivers. Andy Snyder ('05) led all Hope defenders

with 17 tackles on the day. including 9 solo tackles. Zach Huizing ( ' 0 7 ) and Paul Hoeksema (*05) had 15 tackles each to round out top defensive performances for the Dutchmen. Hope improves to 3-2 overall and 2-0 in the MIAA, while Olivel drops to 3-2 overall and 0-2 in the MIAA. The Dutchmen will return lo the gridiron al Wisconsin Lutheran al 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Soccer teams recover from a slow start The men's team is able regroup and win, while the women settle for a draw Chris Kirby SPORTS EDITOR

Both the men's and women's soccer teams fell asleep early Saturday bul recovered for a win and a draw in H o m e c o m i n g d a y a c t i o n al home. The men rallied from a one-goal deficit in the second half, including the g a m e - w i n n e r in the 89 ,h minute by Karter Klingenbeig ('06) and assisted by B r y a n J o h n s o n (*06) f o r a 2 - 1 v i c t o r y o v e r Kalamazoo.

The women fell behind 2-0 lo start their Homecoming day contest against Albion, before awakening late lo lie al 22 for a draw. Albion had a 2-0 lead just 14 minutes into the g a m e , but the Flying Dutch trimmed the lead lo just one goal as Dawn Gillam ( ' 0 5 ) scored her The men escaped 38 ,h career goal in the fiwith a 2-1 win. nal m i n u t e of the first halftime, half. Johnson got Hope on the board wilh G i l l a m w a s a s s i s t e d by Elisa a goal in the 67 ,h minute assisted by Klingenberg, who would later Tresslar (*08). Hope lied the score on Lindsey hit the game-winner. Cole*s (*08) first collegiate goal in Hope held a 10-9 advantage in ,h the 65 minute as she was assisted shots on goal.

The victory brings Hope's record to 9 - 3 o v e r a l l a n d it w a s t h e leam*s sixth one-goal game. T h e win a l s o lied H o p e with Calvin atop ihe M I A A standings at 6-0. Trailing 1-0 at

by Emily Tyler (*06). Neither team scored in the iwo overtime periods as Albion finished wilh a 15-12 e d g e in shots and Hope goalkeeper Holly Nestle ('07) had 12 saves. The tie drops Hope oul of a first place lie with Calvin in the league standings. The Knights have a 7-1 -1 record for 22 points while Hope is 6-1-2 wilh 20 points. Gillam's goal now puts her al 101 career points and makes her just the third Hope player to surpass 100 points in her career. Gillam continues her trek lo beat Tracy Phelps'all-time record of 116 career points from 1993-96.

D a w n G i l l a m ( 05) s c o r e d her 3 8 t h career goal on Saturday to give her 101 c a r e e r points, w h i c h is third o n t h e allt i m e list at H o p e .

A golf dynasty: Men's team wins fifth MIAA title Four golfers take home All-MIAA Honors and title Chris Kirby The m e n ' s golf team has added another title to its golf dynasty.

The team recorded their fifth M I A A golf title in six years last weekend, but this one was much tougher than any in previous years. The Dutchmen were able to get a comefrom-behind win on Saturday by finishing ahead of season-long frontrunnerTri-State

T h e t e a m r e c o r d e d their 7th straight s e a s o n with a league medalist.

in the M I A A tournament and in the final standings by a slim two strokes. The Dutchmen finished the first four tournaments trailing Tri-State by 21 strokes. Hope went on to finish ahead of the leaden The spread between first HOPK C O L L E G E place Hope and ANCHOR third place 141 E 12TH ST PO BOX 9 0 0 0 Olivet was the H O L L A N D Ml 49422-9000 closest margin in league history. Tommy Yamaoka (*08) was able lo gamer conference medalist honors, leading the field over the season's eight tournaments with an

average of 73.8 strokes per 18-hold round. M a n Lapham ( ' 0 8 ) along with Yamaoka, were named to the All-MIAA team, finishing with a 76.0 season average, and Justin Spyker ('05) and Ryan Shedd (*05) were named to the All-MIAA second team.

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