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GOLF TEAM ACCIDENT Members of the Hope w o m e n ' s golf team escaped serious injury when their van hit a driver running a stop sign in Allegan County on Saturday. Coach Eva Dean Folkert had been driving seven players to the M I A A championship tournament site near Battle Creek. While heading east on M-89 a car crossed in front of the van which careened off its fender into a ditch. F o l k e r t a n d Taria Coulas ('06) were treated for minor injuries and released. The team returned to Holland via carpool, ending the season early.



GRANHOLM VISIT: Sarah Wightman Gov. Jennifer Granholm will be speaking on Hope's campus, courtesy of Hope Democrats, on Oct. 27. Granholm, the Democratic candidate for the upcoming election, will be speaking to the student body and Holland community in Dimnent Chapel regarding faith and politics. "Granholm is making an effort to reach out to conservative voters, and doing that shows that she cares about everyone in the slate, not just people in Detroit..." said Annika Carlson ('07), the vice president of Hope Democrats. "I know that (faith and politics) is really important to people in this c o m m u n i t y — instead of automatically associating the Republican Party with religion." Ryan Lincoln ('07), the chair o f Hope Republicans, said, "Both Granholm and Stabenow have nothing to show for their tenure. Granholm has allowed Michigan to fall to the bottom

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of every national list. And all Stabenow did. was rename a federal building. It's time for a change, and Dick DcVos and Mike Bouchard are the change we need, the change Michigan needs." Some students on campus may think that this election has no impact on them, or that voting is merely too much work. Why should students or anyone for that matter take the lime to vote? "To be registered and become informed and to vote is to live in a democracy," said the First Gentleman Daniel G. Mulhem. Politics affects everyone's life, M u l h e m emphasized, and voting is one way citizens can take control of their lives. Laura Stark ('07), the president of the Hope Democrats, related M u l h e m ' s comments to students. " N o matter if students vote or not, the politicians are going to continue making decisions for them. If students went out to the polls and voted, politicians would have to pay attention to the concerns of students," Stark said.

When asked why the Hope Democrats wanted Granholm to come and speak. Stark said, "We believe that it is important to have the opportunity to meet your elected representatives. What better way to do this than to meet them on campus." Granholm's speech at Hope is part of the Hope Democrats campaign to strengthen the party's image around campus. The group has over 100 members and has been planning many events around campus. The chair of the Michigan Democratic Party, Mark Brewer, spoke on Oct. 13 and Sen. Carl Levin spoke on Oct. 18. The group is also planning nonpolitical events, such as a bone marrow drive. Lincoln discussed how his organization has prepared the student body for the eIection."We worked with the Hope D e m s to sponsor a voter registration drive. We also will be making signs and voter guides available to students this week as well as getting the Republican platform out on campus," Lincoln said.

RELAY FOR LIFE Relay For Life, which benefits the American Cancer Society, will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday in the Pine Grove and will conclude at 7 a.m. on Saturday. Luminaria bags are still available for purchase.

SCIENCES SPLIT The Administrative Affairs Board approved the official split of the Physics and Engineering Departments into separate departments on Oct: 5.

VOICES AGAINST MOUNTAINTOP REMOVAL Appalachian Treasures, a free presentation on mountainlop removal and its social and environmental justice impacts, will be featured at 4 p.m. on Oct. 26 in Maas Conference Room by the Environmental Issues Group.

holm w i l l be v i s i t i n g Holland a g a i n on Oct. 27. In addition to co-sponsoring the registration drive, "We're inviting Mr. DeVos and are working with his scheduler to get him to stop on campus the next time he's in Holland. We will also be tailgating a hockey game, the Hope/GVSU game on N o v e m b e r 4 , " Lincoln said. The Hope Democrats can be contacted at hopedems@hope. edu; and the Hope Republicans, can be contacted at republicans©

HOMECOMING Wins, runs and reunions

INVISIBLE CHILDREN' SCREENING is The Justice League sponsoring a showing of the "Invisible Children" film which depicts the lives of child soldiers in Uganda who are caught in the middle of a 20-year civil war. The film will play at 7 p.m. and again at 9 p.m. tonight and Thursday in Cook Auditorium ip DePree Art Center.


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Homecoming weekend brought a wooden shoe battle for Flying Dutchmen football, a parade featuring student organizations, reunions for several alumni classes and a memorable night on the dance floor. Two Hope teams, m e n ' s soccer and football, are tied for first in the MIAA after Saturday's games. The annual Run-Swim-Walk was coupled with a health fair to benefit both community members and students. The vast number of alumni who returned to their alma mater were treated with banquets, parties and greeting old friends at the tailgate picnic or alumni chapel choir. Reunions were held for the classes of 1986, 1991, 1996 and 2001. The Homecoming Ball, complete with a live swing band and delicious desserts, was the culmination of the day for many.


Kappa Eta N u , . the Knickerbocker Fraternity, is "back in black." After a five-year suspension for past violations during new m e m b e r education, the Knicks have been reinstated as a student organization at Hope College. A group of alumni, including Scott Mancinelli ('90), John Foster ('74), Craig Tommola ('00), Karl Dykema ('03), Tim Hoebeke ('00), Patrick Glaub ('02), Mitchell Walker ('02) and Mike McCune ('99), approached the college in spring 2006 to reinstate the fraternity on campus. They are sponsoring a fall rush beginning this week

involving euchre, paintball and billiards events. "If two guys want to join the fraternity, w e ' r e not going to say no because numbers are too low. Six, ten, whatever it is . . . w e ' r e not going to say no because there are only a couple. Anything above eight and w e ' d be ecstatic. We were always a smaller fraternity," Mancinelli said. Since approaching the college, the alumni have been working • with Ellen Awad, interim director of student activities and Greek life, as well as Matthew D'Oyly, Interfraternity Council advisor. "I believe that Ellen and Matt have worked hard to reintroduce the Knicks to campus. Now it's up to the sliidents and whether

they want another fraternity," said Richard Frost, dean of students. Both Mancinelli and Frost describe the fraternity as an eclectic group of guys. "The Knicks were the enigma, the indefinable.. .we want the one guy w h o ' s a football player but doesn't want to be in the football player fraternity," Mancinelli said. " W e ' d have like one football player, arid one poet, and one artist and a couple of actors . . . one hunter and one ultra-liberal hippie guy all in the same group. The individual who can't fit into any other box kind of thing." Frost also described the Knicks as having a "strong social conscience" and as being " m o r e on the intellectual side."



Name: Kappa Eta Nu Colors: Black and red Birthday: 1909 Emblem: A shield and anchor designed to represent moral, intellectual, and social sides of man. Number of residences: More than 13 in 97 years (two were torn down and one burnt in an electrical fire). Alumni employed as: A Minnesota Twins pitcher, president of the R.C.A. and president of the New York Stock Exchange.





United States. The tests were less STAFF WRITER than successful but first alerted the world to North Korean miliThe United States, caught up tary ambitions. in the turmoil of the Middle East, During the Oct. 9 test, a blast is now contending, with another which caused a subterranean immediate international concern. shock wave could be detected on On Oct. 9. the communist state of seismographs North Korea, . ' all across the led by dicta'The important focus should be on world, and it tor Kim Jong was estimated the measures taken by superpowers II, defied U.N. by scientists recommendalike Russia, China, Japan and the to be around a tions and 0.55 kiloton exnated a nuclear A n d r e w Lee ( ' 0 9 ) plosion. In retdevice deep berospect, it was low the earth's much less intense than the 22-kilosurface, becoming only the eighth ton nuclear bomb dropped on Japan nation in the world to possess in 1945, but North Korean officials such capabilities. called it a successftil attempt. The lest was conducted in the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. remote North Korean county of John Bolton said this situation was Hwadae, where several months "one of the gravest threats to interearlier. North Korean sciennational peace and security." tists had tested ballistic missiles At a news conference. Presithought capable of reaching the Joe Vasko

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dent Bush took no excuses for the nuclear testing and labeled the situation in Korea a "threat." He pushed for stiff sanctions against North Korea and said that although the U.S. had no immediate intentions to use force, it "reserves all options to defend our friends in the region." North Korea said that the tests were partially in response to what it considered a threat of pre-emptive attack by the U.S. President Bush quickly denounced this scenario and said that there was affirmation for peaceful negotiations. On Oct. 14, the United Nations Security Council voted to impose sanctions on North Korea which included an end to its nuclear weapons program, the searching of cargo ships for banned weapons, a halt to all importing and exporting of nuclear or ballistic materials, and a freeze to all assets


— K i m Jong II m e e t s w i t h LI Changchun, Chinese c o m m u nist party leader. China, N o r t h Korea's c l o s e s t ally, a g r e e d t o U.N. s a n c t i o n s on Oct. 1 4 , but has e x p r e s s e d reluctance about enforcing some of t h e p r e s c r i b e d actions. P H O T O COURTESY S T A T E D E P A R T M E N T OF C H I N A

associated with these practices. Andrew Lee ('09), a student from South Korea, said that relations between North and South Korea have been under tension and threat of war for so long that the younger generations have generally become desensitized to

such threats. "The situation is very complicated and it's not all about the two nations anymore, the important focus should be on the measures , taken by superpowers like Russia, China, Japan and the U.S," Lee said.

REP. FOLEY SCANDAL SHAKES UP MIDTERMS Scandal is likely to affect the outcome of the November midterm elections for the Republican Party Larissa Ma r i a n o STAFF WRITER

The Republican Party is in hot water over the scandal with Mark Foley, a Republican representative from Florida, and the inappropriate messages he sent via Internet to former House of Representatives pages. The scandal is dominating politics and the media, just as the midterm election season heats up. Foley resigned last month when it was revealed that he sent graphic e-mails to young male pages, high school students who help with administrative business in the House. Foley was a m e m b e r the House caucus on missing and exploited children.

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The youngest reported recipient of Foley's e-mails was 16 years old. Foley, through his lawyer, has denied any kind of sexual encounters with minors.

Earlier this month Foley checked himself into rehabilitation for alcoholism. The scandal, which started as an embarrassment to the Republican Party, has intensified as other top leaders in the party are implicated. The House ethics committee is investigating claims that other Republican leaders, including Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (R111.), were warned of Foley's explicit e-mails years ago but did nothing. Democrats and a few Republicans are calling for the resignation of these leaders. The White House and leaders of the Democratic Party have called

for a criminal investigation of Foley as well. On Oct. 12, Kirk Fordham. a longtime aide to Foley, testified under oath that Hastert's office was explicitly warned about Foley's behavior at least three years ago. However. Rep. John Shimkus (R-lll.), chair of the House pages program, testified the following day that he was not aware of any complaints about Foley's conduct toward pages.

Election Impact This issue is affecting election campaigns as Nov. 7 approaches. It adds to the image problems many Republicans nationwide

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Aerial Dance Theater celebrates 20 years of dance in the Holland community with its upcoming performances Oct. 19-21, at 8 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre. This year's program includes old favorites as well as new works. "Les Enfants De sluit," a dream landscape choreographed by oshua Cumrtiings ('07) will debut in addition to an unusual solo by Artistic Director Steven lannacone based on the themes of Titual, illusion and earth. "Mine is a work in progress, it will probably be different each n i g h t " lannacone said. He is inspired by his recent travels to the Southwestern deserts and the memory of his experiences in Japan. The piece is accompanied by the sustained note of a cello which "will take the audience into what the piece is about, which is intensity," lannacone said. Erik Alberg, Aerial's technical director, will again create the integral visual effects and sound scores that help define the look, mood and texture o f the company's works.

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DePree Art Center will exhibit the work of Bill Wittliff beginning Thursday, Oct. 19."La Vida Brinca," spans 10 years of pinhole photography, a primitive techinique that captures images dirough a pinhole. Wittliff is a self-taught photographer and accomplished screenwriter whose film credits include "The Perfect Storm" and "Legends of the Fall." He constructed his camera by putting a pin through a pie tin and using a piece of tape as the shutter. The exhibition invitation notes, "Truly, the inherent nature of this early form of photographic equipment seems to render these beautiful and sometimes haunting images as if they have come from some other time or a land that we barely recognize." The exhibition will continue through Friday, Nov. 17. For additional information call De Pree Art Center at (616) 395-7500.

EXPLORING PUBLISHING AND CHRISTIANITY A two-day forum will explore publishing from a Christian perspective.The events are open to the public, and run Oct. 19-20. It includes a keynote address by award-winning author Walter Wangerin, Jr. as well as four talks featuring representatives of Zondervan, the Grand Rapidsbased international Christian publishing company. Wangerin will present the keynote, exploring the role of today's culture, on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Dimnent Chapel. He has written more than 30 books, including "The Book of the Dun Cow," which won both the National Book Award and The New York Times Best Children's Book of the Year. Admission is free.




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'You have to come with a completely open and empty mind," said company member Anna Jonkman ('08). "You just can't give this show an agenda." Company member Sarah Loomis ('06) noted "(Aerial) is a lot younger in general this year and that adds a totally different dynamic. It's cool because they're all really energetic and fresh." This fall season. Aerial will seek the dancers' input, along with the audience's, to rename the company. Several options for a new name will be suggested, solicited and discussed at the post-performance "Question and A n s w e r " sessions each night. "Feedback from those present at the discussions will help finalize the selection for a new name with which Aerial hopes to invigorate and re-energize itself at this significant milestone in its history, and to move forward under a new identity that more clearly communicates its artistic vision," lannacone said. Tickets wfll be available at the door starting at 7 p.m., with general seating beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are S7 for regular a d m i s s i o n . S5 for students and senior

Hope College's music department will soon undergo reaccreditation that occurs through the National Association of Schools of Music every 10 years. The process will evaluate the music department's strengths, opportunities for study, areas for improvement and proposed methods for addressing problematic areas. N A S M , founded in 1924, is an association of conservatories, colleges, universities and schools

that sets national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees in music as well as other crederttials. According to Professor Margaret Kennedy-Dygas, chair of the department, accreditation by N A S M offers the college and its students many benefits. If a music school is accredited, its graduates automatically meet Michigan standards for teaching in public schools, which streamlines the teacher certification process. Hope first received accreditation in 1959.

Accreditation also provides a means for the department to formally represent to college administration its. needs and ensures that students are prepared for rigorous graduate programs by providing a uniform set of stondards for music education institutions. Part of the mission statement of N A S M is making certain that in addition to meeting national standards, a program has the means to meet any goals that it has set for itself. Professor Kennedy-Dygas has spent the

last 18 months on a self-study of the department. This includes an examination of curriculum, facilities, support mechanisms and degrees offered to match up written and classroom procedures. Music faculty met in a series of retreats for this purpose and Kennedy-Dygas conducted research that included gathering documents for months. With the last accreditation occurring in 1996, a lot has changed. " W e ' v e gotten to where people SEE NASM, PAGE 7

Julliard vocal professor teaching Hope students Ario Elami STAFF W R I T E R

Arlene Shrut, founder and artistic director of New Triad, as well as accomplished pianist and member of the vocal arts faculty at The Julliard School, will visit Hope College on Oct. 19 and 20. New Triad is an organization working to bring a greater audience to classical music in the modem age.

On Thursday at 11 a.m: in Snow Auditorium. Shrut will instruct a master class and will work with singers Jeff Brown ('06), Jeannette Lockard ('07) and Libby .Skaff ('07). At 1 p.m.. she w i l l . work with students in Professor • Linda Dykstra's studio class. On Friday, Shrut will do private coaching with any interested voice students. Students may

sign up at the Voice Division bulletin board in Nykerk. "This is a rare- and amazing opportunity for our students to work with one of the top coach accompanists in the country," Dykstra said. "We hope as many as possible will take advantage of the opportunity." At 8 p.m. on Friday in Wichers Auditorium. Shrut will ac-

company guest artist Steven Oosting, tenor, when he performs Schubert's "Winterreise," a song cycle based on the p o e m s of Wilhelm Miiller in which a man reflects on his lost love. Shrut and Oosting will be visiting through the cooperation of the music departments at Hope, Calvin College and Grand Valley State University.

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OCTOBER 18. 2 0 0 6 Evelyn Daniel FEATURES EDITOR

Over 140 years, Hope College has had plenty of lime to acquire a few ghosts. Few students pass through Hope without hearing tales of the spirits haunting Graves or the secret passageways that connect much of campus. Is there any truth to these legends? Graves Hall Building Service Manager Ann Alderink recalls her first encounter with the resident spook many years ago. At 5 a.m. on a snowy winter morning when Alderink was checking the building for the day, she found a set of footprints in the freshly fallen snow. The footprints only led out of Graves, but no tracks suggested that anyone had walked in. After calling campus safety and conducting a thorough inspection of the building, no evidence of unwanted visitors could be found. Later that day, however, Alderink discovered the identity of the "ghost."

Familiar frights and fall fun "We had long suspected that one of the professors was sleeping in his office," Alderink said. "I found him later that day and I asked him about it . . . turns out, he had left early that morning to go take a shower at the Dow." If the footprint-making ghost was merely »a member of the faculty, who, then, is the "Ghost From Graves?" It turns out that the Graves v Ghost has only resided at Hope

since 1988. After receiving e-mail from Steve DeRidder of the Physical Plant signed "TF„" or "Trash Fairy," Alderink decided to adopt her own alter-ego. " T h e next lime I e-mailed, I signed it ^GFG,' Ghost From Graves," Alderink said. "I continually get asked 'Is there a ghost?' Now my secret's out." Another popular myth among Hope students concerns the exis-

tence of tunnels beneath much of campus. Over the years, many anecdotes surrounding the tunnels have developed, but few know the extent of these mysterious underground pathways. Physical Plant staff confirmed the existence of at least some tunnels underneath campus. " O n e goes between Lubbers, Van Vleck and Nykerk, and then over to DeWilt," said Tim Dys of the Physical Plant.

Alderink, hesitant to give away too many of Hope's secrets, acknowledges tunnels running between Voorhees, the president's house and " w h o knows where else." "The tunnels are supposed to be secret, but everybody knows about them," Alderink said. "I want to keep people guessing." Rumors about students finding entrances to the tunnels and walking or running through them are likely incorrect. Alderink said. Many entrances to the tunnels are locked or welded shut, and most of the paths are not tall enough for people to walk through. "First, (the students) wouldn't be able to get in," Alderink said. "Second, they're creepy. Third, there is only one part in the tunnels that you c<m even stand up in." Despite Alderink's quick explanations, it is unlikely that these stories, p a n of Hope's history, will fade from student memory anytime soon.

Courtenay Roberts A R T S EDITOR

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Antiphon — Resurrecting the blue-tail Nicholas Engel

Editor's Note: As the nature of an antiphon is responsive, this column w ill, from time to time,Jeaturc the voice of another member of the editorial staff. The Jack RidI Visiting Writers Series recently offered the campus the privilege of meeting Vievee Francis, a poet from the Detroit area. Francis gave a poetry reading which, along with a shod story by David Harris Evanbach, composed an evening of nostalgic introspection. Francis spoke sketches of history and biography that reflected personal experience—yet. by an inexplicable magic, transcended the personal towards the universal - the human - evoking glimmers of undeniable

these things from the wise and learned you have revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for such has been your gracious will." I want to point out only one thing in this beautiful passage from Matthew 11: G o d ' s revelation is given to "little children." Some theologians have taken this phrase to mean the marginalized - the poor, the widow, the plantation slave in the South all those who, though innocent, suffer ever in their bodies and often in their souls. If this interpretation is true, then we have every motivation to overcome the chasm and enter into the lives of the marginalized. God is there. He has revealed Himself to the suffering. And where there is suffering—always—there is Jesus. What's really remarkable is that, millennia since the Resurrection, the world has only just begun to figure it all out. Contrary to popular assumption, Nick, the Anchor's resident philosopher, is an international studies major. When not laying out the Anchor, he enjoys sleeping on yoga mats.

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To t h e E d i t o r : A fortnight ago I realized I have become a nomad living in isolation. 1 have no permanent house in the world; I move around every three to four months. I speak four languages fluently, yet I do not know any to communicate within either worlds. Away from my parents, my family, my friends and my culture. I am in isolation from

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poignancy. Those who were there will know what I mean. This is all the more remarkable considering the nature o f her poetry. Francis read from "Blue-Tail Fly," a book of her poems that try to speak from the experience of "outsiders" - soldiers, the common folk - in the time between the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. Even the title of the book tries to enter that dialogue. It refers to a folk song from the period called " J i m m y Crack Corn." In the song a slave from the South sings the story of his master's death, caused by a tiny little fly that bites the back of the master's horse. One of the early versions of the song concludes: De poney run.-he j u m p an* pitch. A n ' tumble massa in de ditch; He died, an* de jury wonder'd why De verdic was de blue tail fly. "Blue-Tail Fly" harks back to the plantation, o f - a place that knew nothing of crop dusters and little of universal civil

rights. But it's also a metaphor. The fly stands for those who resisted the thencurrent state of things, from abolitionist John Brown to a nameless drummer boy whose sticks beat a rhythm of freedom. Francis' poems offer momentary glimpses into the lives of people who lived in a generation over a hundred years removed from our own. That in itself would be a large enough barrier to understanding. But the title of the book implies that the people of her poems are also dissidents, the marginalized, in other words: radically other, the " t h e m " to our "us." On reflection, the chasm between the "us" of the audience and the "they" of the Civil War era assumes forbidding, perhaps insurmountable, proportions. How is it that a poem can have its origin in the life of the other, yet reach across this chasm of biography to stir the spirit of those of us on the other side? I don't have a clue. But after that evening, there can no longer be any doubt that the possibility is real . . . "I praise you. Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden


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\ am writing this because Hope College as an entity is not aware of what international students experience on a daily basis. There are about thirty international students at Hope (not including the third culture students), living here on daily basis and people underestimate us and mistake our rights. All that I want from this article is to raise your awareness to what international students feel and live through while at Hope.


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Finding time to eat together, let alone cook together during the school week can be as challenging as geometry. Amidst all of our busy schedules, Saturday morning brunches have become a time when my friends and I are able to gather to share a progressive meal with everyone bringing something to share or making a little course while listening to Garrison Keillor on NPR. Muffins are made, coffee is poured and conversation takes place. Homework is brought but rarely

touched; instead, it's a time to reconnect and hear about each other's internships, classes, frustrations and moments of clarity in this learning experience. The sharing of the preparation and enjoyment of a meal together is one of the truest incarnations of what community looks like in action, which is to say our best and worst trails come out in our interactions. My dictatorial kitchen persona emerges, telling friends just how to cut that tomato correctly, or will take over peeling an apple lest any skin be left on (gasp!). Meanwhile, my friends continue unperturbed, washing the dishes we all create with reckless abandon and wiping sloppy spills from formerly clean counters. O f f campus, on campus, it makes no difference where we are. Each week a revolving door of friends straggle in throughout the morning, sitting down for a muffin and maybe a game of Euchre, converging together to share another sleepy


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Orange and blue don't make green NASM To t h e E d i t o r : What comes to mind when you think of Hope College? The Pull? Nykerk? Flying Dutch? Orange and Blue? How about Green? One of the many areas where Hope falls short of the Green label is with recycling. This shortcoming was recognized in 1999, when a Recycling Partnership was formed between Environmental Issues Group, Physical Plant and Student Development. This partnership was effective at first, bringing recycling bins into all of the residence halls, but the past couple years have seen a decline in the amount recycled by an estimated 40 percent. Part of this was due to the fact that knowledge of the Partnership was not passed down through the years, especially in E1G. This led to a lack of education about the Recycling Program among students. EIG tried to change that this year, by handing out information at RA training and by speaking with each residence hall individually about the program.. Seven

halls were very gracious in making the lime for EIG lo come educate residents. Recycling just does not seem like an important issue at Hope, but EIG would, like lo change that by placing more recycling bins around campus. By making recycling more convenient and prevalent on campus, we hope that the great importance of recycling will be recognized. The Recycling Partnership is in the process of developing a pilot program which provides extra recycling bins for plastic and paper in the lounge areas of Kollen, Dykstra and Cook Halls. If the program is implemented, the bins will be moved around campus to see where they have the greatest use. Currently, cottages, residence halls and most apartments have recycling, so EIG encourages students to make use of it and also to make use of the new bins that are coming. When you recycle, you really do make a difference in helping Hope be a more Green campus. Please email env_ with questions. Meredith Praamsma ('08)

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Saturday morning. This week, I thought I'd share a couple o f our favorite brunch recipes.

Measure: 2 cups flour 2 tablespoons cornmeal 1 Vi teaspoons baking powder Vi teaspoon b a l i n g soda Vi teaspoon salt Mix dry ingredients into wet, stirring just until combined. Fold in a cup of blueberries. Fill muffin tins 3/4 full and lop baiter with a mixture of 2 Tbs. sugar and I tsp. cinnamon. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, until Jhe tops are golden. Makes a dozen muffins. Remember, everyone has to eat. so you might as well eat well. The a Neal is a senior majoring in international studies and political science. She is studying in Senegal this semester, where she is expanding her culinary tastes and drinking large quantities of tea.

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department but also Campus Ministries, the Great Performance Series and various other concert and lecture series that occur throughout the academic year. Kennedy-Dygas believes that "We are well-poised to be re'accredited." The evaluators from N A S M will arrive on campus Oct. 22 and will complete their work Oct. 24.

Congressional Corner â&#x20AC;&#x201D; C o n f e r e n c e Services During Tuesday's meeting Student Congress hosted representatives f r o m Creative Dining services. Members had the opportunity to ask questions and share concerns about dining facilities. Parking permit proposal Congress also reconsidered the revised VanHamersveld Parking Proposal, which calls for an amendment to the parking permit system. Students

in both residential halls and cottages would purchase a $200.00 permit allowing them to park in any student lot on campus. All cottage residents would have the option to park in their cottage driveways; however, the number of cottage permits would not increase. After 30 minutes of heated debate, the proposal was passed 15-14 with one abstention. It will be passed on to the appropriate administrative committee.

History Department Open House Are you a history major or minor? Would you like to be? Are you interested in a course or two? The History Department will present an Open House, with information on history courses to be offered in Spring, 2007. A panel of majors, sponsored by Phi Alpha Theta, will discuss the history major and give advice about classes. Meet the faculty, and welcome Professors M'Bayo and Van Dyken to Hope College. Pizza will be served!

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Athletes may have met him after being knocked out, laying flat on their backs or suffering a serious injury. As an athlete, this encounter may not always include good news, but he will do his best to ensure the well-being of every Hope athlete.Kirk Brumels ('88), head athletic trainer at Hope, meets, evaluates and treats dozens o f Hope athletes on a daily basis. As a graduate of Hope, Brumels enjoys the athletic community and helping athletes recover from their injuries. "I enjoy working with people," Brumels said. "I want to work with (athletes) to work it out." Brumels finds himself as an athlete's first contact when they suffer an injury. He keeps records of every Hope athletes' injuries and treatments. "I am the first point of reference for our athletes health care," Brumels said. "1 am kind of the gatekeeper." Brumelswasrecentlyappointed chairperson of the Professional Education Committee for the Michigan Athletic Trainers' Society. The committee and Brumels are committed to providing continuous education

and opportunities for future athletic trainers. â&#x20AC;˘ Brumels believes his profession requires continual learning and knowledge in order to provide the best medical treatment possible.


Kirk Brumels "We have to move forward with our continual education," Brumels said. "I consider myself a life-long learner." Through his learning experiences, Brumels has worked with a variety of organizations, including the N e w England Patriots. After receiving offers from the Detroit Lions and the New England Patriots, Brumels went to New England and worked as an assistant athletic trainer for

more than a decade. Brumels enjoyed the professional football experience but did not want to forget his responsibilities as an athletic trainer. "It was an amazing experience, but I could not allow myself to get caught up in the professional sports aspect of it," Brumels said. "I knew I had to provide health care to 60 guys." After spending more than 10 seasons with the Patriots, Brumels decided it was time for a career change. He simply needed more time for his family. " T o me it was a no-brainer," Brumels said. "It was the best decision to go there and the best decision to leave and come back to Hope." Now Brumels' knowledge and treatment is administered to Hope athletes from all teams. He has attempted to provide care to all Hope athletes to the best of his abilities, but he suggests there are certain precautions athletes can take. In evaluating the causes of early season muscle pulls and soreness, Brumels said, "Usually, (athletes) have not done enough over the summer and chance of injury goes up. They are playing Russian roulette."


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Both of Hope's swimming and diving teams are training hard in anticipation for their first meet, the M I A A Relays on Oct. 21. Last season, both the m e n ' s and w o m e n ' s teams placed second in the M I A A Championship. This season the teams are preparing for their toughest competitors: Calvin for the women and Olivet for the men. " A s a team, our goal is to take back our MIAA Championship from last year's champions Olivet," Phil H e y b o e r ( ' l O ) said. The w o m e n ' s team also has high expectations and is especially excited to have gained a diver this season. "I personally think we will be and do belter than anyone expects," Jennifer Carr ('07) said. One strength shared by both teams is an unusually large number of freshmen, compounding the potential and talent of the veteran swimmers. "We brought in 15 new guys this year and are really looking to

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take advantage of our numbers in every event, not just one," captain Kyle Waterstone ( ' 0 7 ) said. "We have a lot of raw talent but that doesn't mean anything unless we work harder day in and day out than any other team in the MIAA." With morning practices four times a week and training every weekday afternoon, both teams are working tirelessly. Coach John Patnott is also incorporating dry-land exercises into practices. Patnott has led Hope teams to 28 conference championships and was awarded N C A A Division III national Coach-of-the-Year by the College Swimming Coaches Association for the m e n ' s team in 1991 and the w o m e n ' s team in 1994 and 1998. Although swimming may appear to be an individual sport, there is a strong bond between swimmers. "We are a very tightly knit group. Anyone on the team would do anything to help another member of the team, both in the water and out," Heyboer said.




The m e n ' s soccer team stands in a first place tie in the M1AA after defeating previously unbeaten Albion 2-1 in overtime. Saturday Oct. 2 1

The hockey team holds a 3-1 record following this week's loss to DII Grand Valley 3-6 and a victory over rival Calvin 4-1.

The volleyball team split their matches this week. They defeated Saint Mary's Oct. II 3-2 and lost to rival Calvin 1-3. They are currently 2nd place in the M I A A with a 9-2 league record.


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The m e n ' s cross country- team traveled to Wisconsin to compete in the prestigious UW-Oshkosh Invitational Oct. 14. The team finished 15th overall. The top Hope finisher was Ryan TerLouw ( ' 0 7 ) 2 5 : 1 1 (13th).

The m e n ' s golf program sealed their fourth consecutive M I A A Championship Oct. 16 at Calvin with another tournament victory. The team finished the season with a 70-stroke lead over second place Olivet. Leading the Dutchmen was Matt Lapham ('08) who had the lowest average in the MIAA (71.8).



The w o m e n ' s cross country team competed in the George Dales Invitational hosted by Western Michigan University Oct. 14. The team finished 5th overall. The top Hope finisher was Leslie Tableman ( ' 0 7 ) 19:43 (15th).

The w o m e n ' s soccer team had a strong week with three M I A A victories. They defeated TriState 7-1, Saint Mary's 1-0 and Olivet 2-0. They now hold a 32-1 M I A A record and are 6-6-2 overall.



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