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Hope campus marred by acts of discrimination Recently, two acts of racism have affected Hope's community Courtney Klein CAMPUS BEAT EDITOR
Muhammad Karimuddin ('02), a resident of Cosmopolitan hall, is a practicing Muslim here at H o p e college. H o w e v e r , on Thursday, October 25th, Karimuddin also became the victim of a theft. ' T w o copies of the Quran and a prayer rug were stolen f r o m m y room. Both the Q u r a n ' s were in Arabic. T h e thing that's weird is that I had t h r e e o t h e r E n g l i s h translation's of the Quran sitting on top of the Arabic copies. Yet these two were stolen. T h e prayer rug was stolen from my closet and 1 had
another inexpensive one sitting outside on the table," Karimuddin said. It was also unknown to Karimuddin's roomate where the specific prayer rug was located. Last Thursday, Karimuddin was at lab when these things were taken, sometime between 3:00 and 4:30 p.m., and reportedly had his door unlocked. T h e fact that the door w a s u n l o c k e d will m a k e things harder for Public Safety officers w h o are investigating this case. Mike Lafata, who plays a role in searching out those at fault, knows the difficulty that comes with leaving a door unlocked. " M a n y incidents happen because doors are left open and you can't tell which items were taken. Many people j u s t walk through an unlocked door," Lafata said.
R e g a r d l e s s of h a v i n g a door locked or unlocked, Karimuddin doesn't understand how these specific items were taken f r o m his room. 'T wish 1 knew why these things were stolen. It does not seem like a prank either. Like I said someone who knew that I had a prayer rug in my closet must have done this, but I am positive that no one knew about this," Karimuddin said. Most people can identify with some sort of theft, but these items which we stolen hold extreme sentimental value to Karimuddin. "1 don't care who did this, I just want these things back. They hold a deep sentimental value for me. T h e two Qurans have been circulating in my family for about 20 years now, and were given to me
P H O T O BY J A M E S P I E R C E
This bulletin board in Cook Hall featured a letter written by Tom DeMeulenaere, in response to his bulletin board about the Islamic faith being torn down. This act joins two other discriminatory acts against the Muslim faith. by my father to be passed on to someone else. T h e two Quran's are both light green in color. O n e is smaller copy whereas the other is
a large one. T h e prayer rug is offw h i t e and l i g h t b l u e in c o l o r , " Karimuddin said.
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Police investigate GHB Courtney Klein CAMPUS BEAT EDITOR
PHOTO JOHN RODSTROM
Kara VanAssen ('03) and Katie Hall ('04) celebrate a point win for Hope's volleyball team in a victory over Olivet Tuesday night.
Volleyball wins in first round of MIAA tourney J o h n Rodstrom SENIOR STAFF REPORTER
The Hope College Women's volleyball team took the next step on the road to the N C A A tournament Tuesday night, defeating Olivet College 30-11, 3013, 30-18 in the first round of the M I A A tournament. In order to receive an automatic bid
from the N C A A , the Flying Dutch must win their next two games, winning the M I A A tournament. The Flying Dutch are still undefeated at home this season (9-0) and improve to 19-13 overall and earned the right to host the M I A A tournament's semifinal and championship matches this weekend.
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Since the incident regarding the date rape drug OHB, as reported in last week's Anchor, Holland police have concluded an investigation of the alleged drugging on Elizabeth Bennett. The Holland Police Department has declared the case closed and labeled it as suspicious activity, but not marked with drug involvement. T h e Holland Police Department has also turned the case over to the West Michigan Drug Enforcement team. ' T h e r e have been no other reports of G H B on campus, but the bad thing with G H B is that it only lasts up to eight hours in urine and up to six hours in blood. There have been some cases where we have seen G H B in the body for up to ten hours, but that was a very rare case," said Mike Lafata, Public Safety patrol sergeant. The Holland Police Department takes over all off-campus cases from Public Safety. Joseph Soto is the police officer in charge of the investigation. "We believe it occurred over at Parrot's, and since Parrot's isn't on campus, it becomes our jurisdiction. Just because we don't know exactly who did it doesn't mean we can't cover certain areas. We have undercover and they can ask questions and target specific areas. T h e officer at Public Safety who Bennett spoke to immediately after she suspected she had been drugged, had no information to offer her in regards to G H B . "What the officer told me was, 'Well, I've never had any experience with date rape
drugs, so I don't really know what to tell you, I don't really have any information,'" Bennett said in last week's Anchor. Mike Lafata agreed with Bennett that the officer's response to her complaint was Inappropriate, and Public Safety is taking the first step towards dealing with date rape drug incidents. " W e are n o w getting together s o m e people who can offer help. The incident wasn't handled correctly, but we are doing what we can to offer help in the future. T h e officer should have offered to take her to the hospital, but considering that this happened off-campus, we would have turned it over to the Holland Police Department anyways," Lafata said. Public Safety is not the only group of people working to raise awareness of date rape drugs and their effects. Richard Frost, Dean of Studentsis also taking steps to help H o p e students deal with G H B and all date rape drugs. " H e [Frost] is supposed to be getting a speaker at the end of November, who is a w o m a n who goes to Western and was drugged and assaulted, but I am still waiting for an email back from Frost," Bennett said. In cases where G H B has been ingested, it is important to take immediate, active measures to ensure that G H B has in fact been used. "Say if someone went home at midnight and woke up at noon, there really isn't anything left. I mean, if a friend suspects something, you can get tested in the middle
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O c t o b e r 31, 2001
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Student Congress to examine environment New task force will address Hope's environmental policies, aims to improve recycling programs Matt Cook EDITOR IN C H I E F
This year's Critical Issues S y m p o s i u m has inspired one group on c a m p u s to find ways to help the environment. â€˘ After the symposium. "Earth Matters: Daily Decisions, E n v i r o n m e n t a l E c h o e s , " m e m b e r s of Student Congress expressed an interest in improving H o p e College's environmental policies. In response. Matt Scogin ( 4 02), Student Congress president, formed a three member task force to address the issue. " W e thought it would be appropriate for S t u d e n t C o n g r e s s to r e s p o n d s o m e h o w , " Scogin said. T h e task force, called the Environmental Task Force, consists of Chad Sampson ('03), Sarah Keenan ( 4 04) and Joe Philips (*02).
T h e first goal of the task force is to find a way to recycle or replace the plastic f o a m containers used in the Kletz. Scogin and other members of Student Congress noticed their increased use this year. "I am interested to hear w h y the Kletz has decided to use so many styrofoam products this year," Scogin said. A c c o r d i n g to K e e n a n , she c a l l e d the K a l a m a z o o Plastics Corporation f o r more information on plastic f o a m recycling. S h e learned that although it is possible to recycle plastic f o a m , most c o m p a n i e s do not do it because it is cheaper to buy n e w containers. Keenan plans on contacting Dart Containers, the manufacturers of the Kletz's containers and asking them about the possibility of recycling for the Kletz. If Dart does not want to recycle, the task force will look at other possibilities, such as replacing the plastic f o a m containers with paper. According to Keenan, she had not yet contacted the Kletz. In the future, the task force will be look-
PHOTO BY JAMES PIERCE
Plastic foam products are in heavy use at the Kletz. ing for more ways to help out the H o p e College environment. O n e of their ideas is to improve the d o r m recycling program. T h e y are open to suggestions and can be contacted through Student Congress.
"I am inspired by the fact that students are taking an initiative on this one," Scogin said. ' T h e r e seems to be a lot we can do to become a more environmentally conscious campus c o m m u n i t y . "
HATRED from 1 Although this theft happened last Thursday, K a r i m u d d i n is h o p i n g that word will be passed around c a m p u s as to what happened. " S o far I haven't heard back from anyone about any leads. I am trying to get the word out to as m a n y people as possible, so that they can identify the stolen o b j e c t s , " Karimuddin said. K a r i m u d d i n is not just passing word around h i m s e l f as to what
PHOTO BY ROB ONDRA
The scoreboard at the Holland Municipal Stadium blew over in last week's wind storm. A temporary replacement was used for Hope's home game on Saturday.
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happened. Public Safety is helping as well, but is skeptical about the possibility of tracking d o w n the items that have been stolen. "It will be very difficult at best to f i n d the p e o p l e that did this. H o p e college has a 2 0 % clearance rate which mirrors all other schools, so w e [Hope] can't be any better or worse. It is hard and frustrating, and it would be really nice to find these items. We are not sure h o w w e will handle it," Lafata said. It cannot be said why these spec i f i c r e l i g i o u s i t e m s w e r e taken f r o m Karimuddin, although it can be speculated that the theft was disc r i m i n a t o r y a g a i n s t the M u s l i m faith. Another discriminatory act regarding the Muslim faith on campus occurred last week, when a flier w a s found on c a m p u s . Richard Frost, dean of students, released a statement last week regarding the flier and it's effects on H o p e ' s community. "Earlier this w e e k a flier w a s found in the DeWitt lobby. On the flier was a photo of the b o d y of a 12-year old Palestinian girl w h o had been killed during a gun battle. At the b o t t o m of the flier w a s a
handwritten message, " S h e would have grown u p to hate y o u ! " We d o n ' t k n o w who did this, but there is hatred, prejudice, ignorance, and racism here. A s the United Slates moves into a time of conflict and tension, we all need to be conscious of o u r t h o u g h t s and actions. We need to take a m o m e n t to think before w e speak, to consider the impact a f e w ill-chosen w o r d s m a y h a v e on the habit of using racial slurs without considering the full context behind them. A s a Christian college, part of a larger Christian c o m m u n i t y , w e m u s t be respectful, constantly seeking truth and understanding. We need to be attentive to our actions and conversations with friends that they reflect dignity and respect for those around us," Frost said in his statement. Frost also expressed his personal belief of h o w he thinks the flier has affected H o p e ' s community. " O n the poster and the statement that w a s written by hand on the bottom of it, really reflects, I hope, a m i s u n d e r s t a n d i n g , " Frost said. "Not thinking about other people's feelings also reflects that whenever something is new, w e have a natural tendency to want to shut that out." T h e acts against Karimuddin and the flier found recently are all proof that discrimination and stereotyping are occurring on H o p e ' s c a m pus. "In this case it really reflected that sense of stereotyping, that all people who are Islamic are all going to hate us, and that really is ign o r a n t " Frost said.
GHB from 1 of the night," Lafata said. S o t o also believes that p e o p l e need to immediately report an incident if they believe G H B has been used. "Timing is everything. A s soon as w e can detect it, we can get to the party and see what happened. Our chances are better as it is going on. We can get to the party and talk to people. We also have to rely
on friends to be aware of possible side affects " Soto said. Bennett also is aware of the difficulty in reporting a case where G H B may have been used. "It is sad that there have been incidents like this before, but most people d o n ' t report it, and it took s o m e o n e w h o is a p p l y i n g s o m e pressure to get the school to do anything about it," Bennett said.
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Varying levels of interest in current events Erica Heeg INFOCUS EDITOR
Some Hope students follow world news closer than others As it would on any college campus, student interest in currents events at H o p e varies. But currently, as our country fights a war on terrorism, the closeness with which students follow worldwide happenings comes into question. Joel Toppen, professor of political science, believes that the events of September 11, 2001 have definitely aroused and engaged students. "We talk about it in class and the students seem to be engaged, commenting and questioning," Toppen said. "Plus the panel discussion held by Janis Gibbs of the history d e p a r t m e n t w a s q u i t e well attended." Sarah Lenhart ( 4 04) agrees that September 11 has made a difference. " I t ' s m a d e me m o r e g l o b a l l y aware of events that are going on in the world and the effects they have on our country as well as others," Lenhart said.
However, Toppen admits that not only thing I know about current events is from what I watch on all students are attuned to current Good Morning America. My inevents. "People have quite different ex- terest has stayed the same as it periences. There are certain people always was." For some students, the ease of who kind of get into that world and getting news from the Internet don't pay attention." Toppen said. The lack of free time for the av- has made staying up on current erage college student may make it events easier. "I use the Internet rather than harder for some students to follow the television to reach the news current events. "I would say school work makes in the world," said Lenhart. Ryan Wert gets his informame not follow the world news as tion from an alternative source, good as I should, I ' m pretty much in the 'bubble' at Hope," Lenhart. the satirical paper theOnion. "I find the Onion to be both said. entertaining and informative, Toppen agrees that time can be a e d u t a i n m e n t f o r the c o l l e g e factor. "Students are so involved with coed," Wert said. Toppen believes that not just everything: Student Congress, Hope students, but society in Nykerk, sports...that's why I think its important to talk about these is- general could increase awaresues in class. That's an opportu- ness. "People are very patriotic and nity where students can get inforit i n s p i r e s t h e m to d o g r e a t mation and hopefully have the context, historical and cultural, to en- things, things that they normally gage in s o m e ideas," Toppen said. wouldn't do, but to be a patriot in the United States means we "There is not a serious engagement need to support democracy. Deof ideas and there is little historical context given by the mass media." m o c r a c y requires active, enFor Stephanie Witmer ('05) ex- gaged, educated citizens if it is tra time would not change her level going to work effectively," said Toppen. " S o you could say that of awareness of current events. "I guess I'm in a bubble, but right its our patriotic duty to become now I'm taking a political science engaged and informed and take c l a s s s o I ' m p r e t t y i n f o r m e d , " an active interest, not a passive Witmer said. "Other than that the interest." •
A N C H O R PHOTO BY CLHHISSA GREGORY
CNN is a popular source of worldly news for some Hope students Erica Heeg
BETWEEN THE LINES
What is A! Qaeda?
^ Infocus editor
Pop the bubble
" I t ' s the terrorist network com nei th Bin Laden:'
"It's the Taliban organization." —Lauren ('03)
(the correct answer)
—Sarah H e r z b e r g ('05)
"I have no idea No clue."
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—Kristen Woroniec ('05)
'No idea. Maybe a sororitv or af frater-
"I have no idea. I have no clue. It kind of sounds like ' a r c a d i a ' . It's a play w e ' r e going to do next semester." 4 - K e i t hi ianofski Janofski ( 05)
"It has something to do with what's going on and September I Ith." --Naomi Lawson ('04)
There's that thing they call the bubble. It's almost inevitable, especially for freshman like me with no car, no TV, no morning paper, and no parents discussing the days events. On September 11, 2001, my bubble was popped. I was once again connected to the world in which I lived. Well, sort of. I mean it was hard to drag myself away from the television, but at the same time, it all seemed so distant and far removed. While the images and the destruction have slightly faded (they will never go away completely) from my mind, the fact that the world has and is changing has not. Operation Enduring Freedom may not seem like World War II, but the results and the implications may be just as far reaching. As the n a m e clearly implies, our freedom is at stake. What is happening this very second in Afghanistan will affect us all in the future, and it is our choice whether or not we notice. But, don't you think that we owe it to our military, future generations, and ourselves to pay attention? If I was in Afghanistan right now risking my life I would want more than the Pentagon to
know what I was doing. I would want the people I was fighting for (a.k.a. you) to take a little bit of interest in my situation. Maybe that's selfish- but I don't think so. We owe it to those who have been sent in our place. Or won't you feel a little dumb when your children some day ask you about the war agajnst terrorism and you tell them that you don't remember much about it because you were at college doing other things. Maybe this war is still pretty far removed from us but that is not an excuse to ignore it. We owe this at least to our children. Among other things, we are here at college to, among other things, educate ourselves. How can we truly be educated if we are ignoring the world in which we are living? Don't let your professors be your complete source of current information. Buy a newspaper once a week. Pick up a Time magazine in Meijers. Turn on NPR while you're in the car, or briefly check the Washington Post while you check your e-mail. You can wait until later, until things get worse. But by that time you'll be sorry that you did.
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rorist group that w e are currently at war with. On page three of this issue, three out of six students questioned d o n ' t know the answer to the question. " W h a t is Al Q a e d a ? " O n l y o n e of those six knows exactly what it is. College takes u p a lot of our time, but there are other priorities in life besides academics and extracurricular activities. T h o u s a n d s of miles across the ocean, A m e r i c a n s are involved in a fight with this group. If you are going to m a k e the decision to support the war or to o p p o s e the war, you should at least take some time to learn w h o the war is against. You can also make the decisions not to care, and that is your right. But that flag y o u ' r e hanging in your window is meaningless unless you fully understand what it's for. Read a newspaper, watch the n e w s , go on-line. D o n ' t worry there's plenty of lime to get informed. I d o n ' t think a service person in A f ghanistan would be upset if you skipped a h o m e w o r k assignment to watch the morning n e w s and learn what he or she is doing over there.
No tolerance for intolerance Although most H o p e student would never think of such a thing, s o m e o n e on c a m p u s is defiling a religion and a group of people (Camp u s Beat, 1). I never expected this sort of intolerance at H o p e College, but here it is. I h o p e the college makes it a priority to find out w h o is doing this and puts a stop to it. 1 can't fully imagine what our Islamic students and all Islamic people around the world are feeling right now, but I think I would be angry. I would be angry that all s o m e people choose to learn about my religion is hatred and destruction, rather than peace and love. I would be angry that these people are stupid enough to m a k e a generalization about billions of people based on the actions of a few men. Please H o p e College, it's time to practice understanding. Everyo n e deserves respect.
â€ž Anchor Staff
O c t o b e r 31, 2001
Your voice Visitor to Hope defends dating column
H o w can you live in America and not k n o w what Al Q a e d a is? A1 Qaeda is the terrorist group responsible for the thousands of deaths in New York and Washington on S e p t e m b e r 11. Al Q a e d a is the ter-
editor-in-chief Malt Cook production editor Chad Sampson campus beat editors Courtney Klein James Pierce infocus editors Erica Heeg Anay Volk sports editor Rand Arwady arts editor Beth Lomasney spotlight editor Jen Troke photo editor Rob Ondra copy editor Rebekah Oegema business manager Danielle Koski ad representative Nick Denis production assistant Rachael Pridgeon distribution manager Ellen Vigants advisor Diana Breclaw
To the editor: I am a senior at the U.S. Naval A c a d e m y in M a r y l a n d . I h a v e a friend at H o p e , and got the opportunity to read a few articles in the O c t o b e r 24 edition of your newspaper. I was surprised by the editorial c o m m e n t s in the " N o t h i n g Wrong with Dating." It appeared you had not thought the s u b j e c t out very well prior to reacting. 1 found several problems with your assertions. First, you misread the column to which you responded (Spotlight). T h e writer of "Dating advice for life outside the fairy tales" never suggested (as you put it) that w e should be "afraid to love s o m e o n e ; " she
merely advocated "dating carefully." Second, your theology lacks c o m m o n sense. To m a i n t a i n that God would suggest we pursue relat i o n s h i p s w h i c h w o u l d d r a w us a w a y f r o m him in the n a m e of "love" is illogical. If you believe in a Christian God, he's designed us for fellowship with him; if you believe in a m o r e impersonal G o d , he's at least designed us to be obedient. If either is true, o u r f o c u s should naturally be on him. Clearly from your editorial you think God wants the best for us. It follows that he also knows what is best for us, in keeping with his omniscience. It is thus blatantly contradictory that
you still think you could run your life better with less input f r o m the creator of the universe; it is almost absurd to suggest that God agrees with you. Is "the most beautiful part of human experience" loving (perhaps) the person y o u ' r e dating, or loving a perfect G o d ? I agree with you that we should "really live our lives," whatever that means. But d o n ' t discount analyzing the w a y w e live. Giving life a passing thought every now and then is the only way to figure out h o w to live it best.
HAPA need not apologize, student says To the Editor: I would like to address the abund a n c e of o v e r - s e n s i t i v i t y . f o u n d weekly in the Anchor. Ordinarily, I would simply roll my e y e s and go back to my round of Frisbee G o l f , but the recent c o m m e n t s are so asinine, unwarranted, and completely w a s t e f u l of n e w s p a p e r that they d e m a n d attention. I write this because as an oxygen breathing organism, I will not stand by lethargically as trees are cut d o w n to support the very paper theses pleonastic thoughts are printed on. I ' m sure y o u all k n o w w h a t I ' m t a l k i n g about, but in case y o u ' v e forgotten, perhaps you need an autumn stroll d o w n amnesia lane, a refreshing dip in the lamenting waters of unnecessary complaint. For an e x a m p l e , I submit to you exhibit A: H o p e ' s Asian Perspectives Association (HAPA) d e m a n d s an apology f r o m S A C f o r showing what they call the "racially insulting" John H u g h e s 8 0 ' s flick "Sixteen C a n d l e s . " ( C a m p u s Beat. 10/ 17). Yeah, that's right. "Sixteen C a n d l e s . " H A P A c l a i m s the Asian character L o n g D u c k Dong is referred to as a " w e i r d C h i n a m a n " and a " d r u n k . " N o w lets utilize our
intuition here, our God given talent for smelling out the truth of a situation: Did John H u g h e s (the director) really create this character as a social c o m m e n t a r y to f u r t h e r his o w n political and racial views about Asians? I think not. Or did Mr. H u g h e s simply a u g m e n t the film with hyperbole, a deliberate exaggeration, to make his movie humoro u s ? (Nod your head vertically signifying agreement.) W h a t H A P A fails to recognize is that the movie is full of deliberate e x a g g e r a t i o n , b e c a u s e that is the nature of the movie. Allow m e to indulge for a brief moment: T h e freshman character is r e f e r r e d to simply as " t h e g e e k " (even in the script), the elderly are portrayed as senile morons, small breasted w o m e n (or should I call t h e m petite f o r political correctness?) are seen as inferior, j o c k s derided, parents slandered, and the party at the conclusion of the movie has more d r u n k s than a N e w Year's cruise off the shores of C a n c u n (not j u s t o u r A s i a n f r i e n d , as H A P A leads you to think.) It s e e m s t h e m o v i e r i d i c u l e s people of all races, ages and social classes. So perhaps everyone should be insulted and proceed to
s t o m p out John H u g h e s with wooden clogs, or maybe we should l e a r n h o w to p i c k o u r b a t t l e s . M a y b e w e should understand comedic exaggeration and not desire to o v e r d r a m a t i z e a h a r m l e s s P G movie. Otherwise, what other movies c o u l d get b a n n e d f r o m c a m p u s ? Can w e tarnish s o m e classics like "The G o d f a t h e r " for its portrayal of Italians, " B r a v e h e a r t " for the British and Scottish, " S c h i n d l e r ' s List" for G e r m a n s and "West Side S t o r y " for Puerto Ricans? W h i l e w e ' r e al it, w h y not eliminate any film with conflict of substance? We can all relax to a soothing episode of ' T h e C a r e B e a r s " or " R a i n b o w Bright." B e c a u s e the fact remains that there is not o n e movie out there that could not be considered offensive to s o m e o n e . Does this mean that w e should live in a constant slate of apologetics f o r filmmakers' choices? Not at all. M a y I suggest a much simpler solution: If you are o f f e n d e d by a movie, d o n ' t go to see it. I know that seems profound, but trust me.
C h r i s Bryan ( ' 0 4 )
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Art proceeds go towards Marathon Maureen Yonovitz S E N I O R STAFF REPORTER
On Friday November 2, from 6-8 p.m., those interested in seeing some original artwork, or who just want to help out a good cause, are invited to the Maas Auditorium for this year's second annual Art Auction, the first fund-raiser of the year to raise money for the third annual Dance Marathon. The auction is open to the entire campus and admission is free. Formal attire is requested. l4 We are encouraging students to come and check things out, even if they are not interested in purchasing a n y t h i n g / ' said Tiffany Ghent ('02), Executive Director of Planning. This year's Dance Marathon will be held from Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m. until Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m. Dance Marathon is an entirely student-run event sponsored by Children's Miracle Network. Various student-led groups spend a great
majority of time organizing fund-raisers for the yearly Dance Marathon, which donates money and raises awareness for children being treated at the DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids. Last year over $ 3 7 , 0 0 0 w a s raised by Dance Marathon to be donated to the hospital in order to benefit children of West Michigan. $1,800 of that money came from the Art Auction. "This exciting event (Dance Marathon] is made possible by the students, faculty, and the surrounding community coming together to donate time, money, and energy for the c h i l d r e n and f a m i l i e s t h r o u g h o u t W e s t Michigan," Ghent said. Over fifty pieces of art will be auctioned off at this year's Art Auction, some of the pieces created by the children of DeVos Hospital who are currently being treated, along with work donated by Hope students and faculty, as well as work from aspiring and es-
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The heads of the 2001 Dance Marathon committees smile for success. tablished artists of the community. The items auctioned off will includes paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, pottery, handmade sweaters and shirts, jewelry, and much
Holland Area Arts exhibit presented with Tulipanes
more. Anyone interested in donating art or who has any questions should call Tiffany Ghent at (616) 392-6542.
Alicia Abood STAFF REPORTER
The Holland Area Arts Council, in conjunction with the Tulipanes Latino Art and Film Festival, is hosting "Las Calaveras: Dia de los Muertos," an exhibition celebrating life. The exhibit opened on October 12, 2001, at the Holland Area Arts Council building in downtown Holland, and runs through January 5, 2002. " L a s C a l a v e r a s ; Dia d e L o s M u e r t o s " is a compilation of art work in the style of the traditional H i s p a n i c h o l i d a y , " D a y of t h e Dead." The exhibit includes pieces from artists statewide. Local high school art instructor Jan Probst conceptualized a work that involved her students and their reflections on the September 11th tragedy. Other professional artists e xhi bi t i n g artwork include J o s e Narezo, Margaret Vega, and David Lubbers. David Lubbers is a photographer from Holland and his photographs were taken in Mexico during the actual holiday. The Tulipanes Art and F i l m Festival poster, by E f r a i n Sandoval, will also be on display. Jose Narezo was the curator for the show, and he brought in various artists with various styles of work, all which are representations
In the name of silence
PHOTO BY CLARISSA GREGORY
The exhibit, "Las Calaveras: Dia de los Muertos," is at the Holland Area Arts Council until January 5,2002. of the holiday. Such artwork includes "Ofrendas," which are installation or alter type figures, and o r i g i n a l b r o a d s i d e s by J o s e Guadalupe Pusada. Narezo encourages everyone from the community to attend. " T h i s s h o w is a m u s t - s e e , " Narezo said. "If you want to be enlightened by other cultures, you can learn from our similarities and differences." Deborah De La Torre of the Hope College faculty is in charge of the Tulipanes Art and Film Festival. S h e notes that the collaborative
exhibit at Holland Area Arts Council has had a very high response and turn out. ' T h e exhibit "Las Calaveras: Dia de los Muertos" is a superb display of various cultural aspects of Latino life, including customs, traditions, the importance of personal effects, colors and textures," De La Torre said. "It is wonderful to see how many diverse members of our community have enjoyed it." For more information regarding the exhibit, contact the H o l l a n d Area A r t s C o u n c i l at 6 1 6 - 3 9 6 3278.
WHAT'S UP? Out & About:
Hope Happenings: Knickerbocker Film Series, ' T h e Road Home," 10/2611/1,7 p.m. & 9 p.m. nightly, Knick Theater Dance Marathon Art Auction, 11/2, 6-8 p.m. Maas Auditorium Orchestra & Wind Symphony 11/2, 8 p.m., Dimnent GPS: Chamber Music S o c . of Lincoln Center, 11/9, 8 p.m. Dimnent Chapel Cool Beans C o f f e e House W e d n e s d a y s , 9-11 p.m.
Auditions for All College Sing (last day) 11/1, 9-11 p.m. sign up at Student Union Desk
Dance; Grand Rapids newest dance club 616-752-8159
Senior Recital, violinist Josiah Dykstra, 11/2, 6 p.m. Wichers Auditorium
44th St. Village Inn Karaoke Thurs., Fri., Sat. 9:30-1:30 a.m., singers must be 21
67th Annual Nykerk Competition, 10/3, 8 p.m. Holland Civic Center
"Las Calaveras: Dia de los Muertos," 10/12-1/5/02, H A A C , in conjunction with Tulipanes
Faculty Recital Series 11/4, 4 p.m., Wichers Aud. All College Sing 11/10, 8 p.m. Knick Theater
Bob Dylan Concert 11/6, 7:30 p.m.. Van Andel Arena, G.R. 616-456-3333 or ticketmaster.com
One week ago tonight, 1 attended the Visiting Writer's Series to hear Rainelle Burton read her terribly beautiful fiction, and Li-Young Lee to read his sacred poetry. Unfortunately, I was a little late. I had struck a deal with my ceramics Prof to attend the first part of our two hour class in order to catch some of the reading. Normally, this would not faze me. The solace of my night was something to look forward to, and as long as I could lounge in the Knickerbocker seats, even for a little while, underneath the dim and w i t h o r i g i n a l - s o u n d i n g words running thickly through my ears, everything was going to be OK. BUT- 1 had to sit in the balcony. And am I too good for the balcony? No. Not at all. Here is what disparaged my experience: Picture me, sitting down, in the only e m p t y seat on t h e aisle. N o w hear the voice next to me. "You didn't miss much," says the voice. "I don't even know who these people are." I do not respond. I hold my breath. Fortunately, the reader makes the decision to continue reading instead of answering questions from the crowd. I am thoroughly grateful because of what I've already missed. "Jesus H. Christ!" groans the voice behind me. I feel like I am surrounded by a pack of evil high schoolers. I rotate in my seat. " S o m e people are listening," I whisper- somewhat politely. "Well I ' m not," is the voice's response. You may wonder why I am repeating this conversation. (For the record, my mom urged me to
forgive and forget. But then, she wisely decided, the voices I ' m quoting probably belong to students who do not read the Anchor.) You may also argue that I am an English major, and my interest in V W S is naturally greater. Still, I ' v e taken Encounter with the Arts. And I think I remember learning to be respectful at plays, concerts, and the like. ' My request is simple: respect for the renowned, professional writers that our English department goes through the great trouble of bringing to our college campus. T h e y deserve it, even more than the listeners do. As a matter of fact, these writers choose to come within handshaking distance of us. We can eat breakfast with them if w e ' r e so inclined to. And we're going to belittle their shared talent with disdain and crude remarks? This is not just a plea directed towards the balcony sitters. This is a plea for the balcony and the main floor sitters. Do not attend if you can't find some respect for two people bearing their soul's work. If it is required of you to attend, and if you foresee your respect dissipating, explain to your professors that you would be a disgrace to a community of artistic supporters, and that you'd rather not do them the disservice of your presence. Li-Young Lee mentioned in his reading that silence is as important as language to the poetic medium. The breaths at the end of words mean as much as the colors, the textures, and the rhythms of language . So as poets, as readers of poetry, and as subjects of poetry, we o w e honor to the necessary silence.
O c t o b e r 31, 2001
Sleep disorders take their toll on students order" has begun. "Basically, this kind of disorder comes from having no set bedtime - the staying up really late one night playing video games, and then trying to go to sleep much earlier the next night, and then pulling an allJen Troke nighter and on and on," Gray said. SPOTLIGHT EDITOR A major problem among college Sleep disorders can be very seristudents is the difference in sleep ous, but usually, among college stupatterns during the week and on the dents, they are easily correctable, weekend. Students usually wake up according to Kristen Gray, assistant much later on weekends than on dean for health and counseling, and weekdays, and this can damage the Anne McKay, an adult nurse pracbody's readiness to readjust again titioner at the Health Clinic. There on Monday. are two different general kinds of McKay says that these problems sleep disorders: when the person afshould be treated naturally if posfected can't stay awake and when sible. t h e p e r s o n c a n ' t fall asleep. At "Try to find the root of the probHope, the latter is what usually oclem and treat it - not with drugs," curs. McKay said. When students have a hard time M a n y p e o p l e try o v e r - t h e slaying awake, it is generally due counter sleep medication or Melato f a t i g u e f r o m over activity or tonin, a popular sleep aid. However, stress. This problem can be corthese medications can have side rected by catching up on sleep and maintaining healthy sleep patterns. effects, and they do not address the permanent problem. Instead, stuW h e n students e x p e r i e n c e indents who have trouble sleeping somnia (problems falling asleep), should try to d e v e l o p a healthy t h e r e are f o u r f r e q u e n t c a u s e s . sleep pattern. First, i n g e s t i n g e n e r g i z i n g sub" M o s t of what we see (at the stances such as caffeine, alcohol, Health Center] is related to lifeand nicotine can make it hard for style choices or to stress or to dethe body to settle down enough for pression," McKay said. sleep. Stimulating activities like Gray says that the Counseling exercise or video games before bed can also m a k e r e s t i n g d i f f i c u l t . Center also advocates natural treatment methods. Other common reasons for sleep4, What we recommend for stulessness include d e p r e s s i o n and dents who seem to have gotten their stress. sleep patterns messed up, but where When a person's sleep patterns it isn't affecting them in a really siga r e so d i s r u p t e d they c a n ' t fall nificant way (yet), is that they work asleep or function during the day, to develop healthy sleep habits," the "Circadian Rhythm Sleep Dis-
Students experiencing sleep disorders can be treated, but it starts at home.
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Erik Saxvik C05), Deontre Martin (*04) and Jared DeBacker ('05) "sleep" during study time. Sleeping during the day can add to problems with night time sleep patterns. Gray said. Helpful steps to alleviate sleep problems include bed lime rituals, cutting down on napping, exercising earlier in the day and relaxing before going to bed. "If you can't sleep in your bed, go to another place," M c K a y said. However, this should be a temporary change of environment. If the problem c o n t i n u e s , students should seek help from professionals instead of trying to fix the problem with medication. When sleeplessness is caused by depression or other neurological disorders, both the Health Center and the Counseling Center refer students to
higher levels of medical help such as the sleep facility for sleep studies at Holland Hospital.
Students desiring more informalion on sleep disorders may pick up a brochure from the Health Center,
Alleviating Sleeplessness: 1. Cut down on stimulants like caffeine and nicotine. 2. Avoid rousing activites before bed. 3. Don't treat the problem with self-medication. 4. Develop constant
healthy sleep patterns. 5. Try to avoid long naps during the day. 6. Create a bedtime ritual. 7. Make sure your environment is sleep-friendly.
Students and video games: another disorder? Activities such as late-night video game tournaments can add to the problem. J o h n R od s t r om S E N I O R STAFF W R I T E R
T h e sound of gunfire rattling the windows is not an uncommon phenomenon around the Hope College
campus. In fact, it is a regular occurrence in several dorms. This is the result of a common c o m p u t e r video g a m e k n o w n as "Counterslrike," which is gaining p o p u l a r i t y at H o p e , e s p e c i a l l y among freshmen. Counterslrike is a multi-player first person shooter video g a m e played on the local network. The game features a realistic theme, and
incorporates real weapons and scenarios. It involves players being divided into t w o g r o u p s , t e r r o r i s t s and counter-terrorists, in a shoot 'em up melee. Players earn money by winning rounds and are able to buy different weapons with different advantages. Often there is an additional objective, such as planting a bomb or
Ben Walters ('04) plays a Sega Dreamcast. Students with controllers in hands are common sights, but the most popular game, Counterstrike, is played on the computer.
rescuing hostages to make the game more challenging. " W h e n I play Counterslrike, it's not like I ' m just playing a c o m puter. It's more realistic because it has real scenarios and realistic characters," said Murry Burgess ('05). Counterslrike provides a sense of community, in some ways. "Counterslrike is not your ordinary video game, because there is a social element to it. Not only does it provide entertainment, but it enables one to meet people from all over campus. I have met several people directly from playing Counterstrike," said another regular Counterslrike player, Russell French ('05). However, there is also a spirit of competition involved. "Counterslrike provides a way to have a friendly rivalry b e t w e e n d o r m s instead of o n e b a s e d on pranks and v a n d a l i s m , " B u r g e s s said. Video games have been a source of entertainment for college students since their creation. However, at Hope, students, especially freshman, are playing video games more than ever, and the effects are spilling over into their real lives. These games affect not only the players, but the other students in the dorms. "I hale Counterstrike because it gels played too much. It drives me nuts when people are screaming down the hallway at each other over a video game in the middle of the
night," said Mark T h o m s o n ('05), a resident of Scott Hall. "Most of the people on my wing are addicted to some sort of video game." However, not all H o p e freshmen have succumbed to ihe temptations offered by video games, although they may be affected by them. " O n c e in a blue m o o n , I play some sport video games, such as Madden Football or N H L hockey. I hate it when 1 walk up on my floor and it sounds like Vietnam," said Matthew VanDerWende ('05). "Around a third of my friends are addicted to video games, and I can see it affecting their social lives," Still, there are s o m e w h o see merit in playing video games, particularly Counterstrike. "It g i v e s me a way to relieve stress and forget about school for 4 or 5 hours a day. I ' m addicted, but it's better than being addicted to alcohol or cigarettes," Burgess said. Many freshmen students' grades have suffered d u e to their video game addiction, but there are some exceptions. "I always study before playing g a m e s , but it is the opposite for most of the people I've seen," said Thomson. Regardless of the consequences, Counterstrike, and video games in general, can be considered either a boon or a bane to one's college experience. The only certainty on the issue is that these games are here to stay.
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Encountering racism at Hope T h e first thing that comes tomy mind when 1 hear a w o m a n w a s raped is, "What a cornplainer!" Or when a child that . is being abused speaks up, I wonder why the child d o e s n ' t accept their lot in life. T h a t ' s just the way things are. People need to learn their places. Except, NOT. T h o s e statements may sound ludicrous, but the shocking part is that the attitude that spawns c o m m e n t s like those is prevalent on H o p e ' s campus. Too often, people b l a m e the victim rather than the perpetrator- especially when it c o m e s to racial issues. T h e r e are many people w h o try to blind themselves f r o m the issues of racism, stereotyping and prejudice. T h e y say, "It's old news, why c a n ' t they get over it?" When victims of racism and oppression speak up, they are called complainers and moochers. S o m e people d o n ' t like to accept the truth because it makes them uncomfortable. W h y wouldn't it m a k e someo n e uncomfortable? W h e n you hear of a black person being lynched, or Hispanic families denied housing, it inspires rage. It's not fair. S o m e people r e f u s e to acknowledge slavery today, because it makes them feel guilty about what their
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ancestors did. Is it fair for white people to have to face j u d g e m e n t over the sins of slavery? No, of course not. But just because Caucasian people today shouldn't be blamed for our country's detestable past, d o e s n ' t mean that w e should be blind to what is going on today. T h e r e has been an uproar on H o p e ' s c a m p u s lately over HAPA's ( H o p e ' s Asian Perspective Association) letter to S A C about the movie "Sixteen Candles." As a m e m b e r of H o p e ' s student body, but also as a m e m b e r of HAPA, I h a v e to say that I ' m appalled at Hope College's reaction to the issue of
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O c t o b e r 31, 2001
Hope Football shuts out Adrian, 33-0 Ben DeHaan SENIOR STAFF REPORTER
T h e scoreboard at Holland Municipal Stadium was not the only thing that was blown over on Saturday. Hope stormed onto the field on Saturday, and got right to business in the 330 thrashing of Adrian College. For the fourth straight game, Hope did not trail once the entire game, attacking solidly from both sides of the ball. 4, We were really on a roll today. All week long, coach talked about how we couldn't look past Adrian and Olivet, and we really stepped up and made a whole team effort today," said wide receiver Mike Gle ('02). T h e Flying Dutchmen held the Bulldogs to just 194 total yards as they racked up 4 2 5 yards themselves. The defense played another incredible game, coming up with an interception, recovering a f u m b l e while forcing three more, and a sack. T h e y also forced Adrian to punt six times in the game. Adrian's offense was held to just 9 rushing yards in the first half. "It was really a team effort today," said d e f e n s i v e back Brian Fielhauer ('04). 4 4 We had been practicing w r a p p i n g up the r u n n i n g backs all week in practice, and it worked well today." On the o f f e n s i v e side, Hope cleaned up as well. Butler was 24 for 34 passing for 2 8 0 yards, along with three touchdown throws.
Backup quarterback Jason Helsen ('04) finished off the Bulldogs in the fourth quarter, completing 3 of 4 passes for 19 yards. R u n n i n g back Dan B l o e m e r s ('04) ran for 58 yards on 9 carries and o n e t o u c h d o w n , while Josh Sloothak ('04) ran for 15 yards and one touchdown as well. T h e offensive line allowed no sacks for the third straight week. H o p e r e c e i v e r s w e r e t h e big story, though, as the duo of Gle and Brian Adloff ('02) both set records on the day. Gle caught 8 passes for 108 yards and hauled in 2 touchdowns. He now has 11 touchdowns on the season, a new Hope record. Adloff caught 11 passes for 123 yards and one touchdown. Already Hope's all-time leading receiver, he tied h i s p r e v i o u s r e c o r d o f 51 catches in a season. Adloff also has 190 career catches for 2,452 yards, which are both records. "I knew 1 had the ability to do this [touchdown receptions]," said Gle. i4I didn't come into the season expecting that 1 would do it, but it feels great. My main goal was just to make the playoffs with the team, and I ' d feel really disappointed if we weren't at the point we are right
I ' m glad to be the guy that got him there. He really deserves it." T h e shutout of Albion marks the first time Hope has blanked an opponent since the 1997 season. t4 It was really g r e a t ; R a n d y ' s [Smith] (Hope defensive coordinator) done a great j o b working our defense this year," said Dean Kreps, Hope head coach. "Bloemers did a great j o b today on the run. H e ' s quick and he runs low, and I like his running style. They had a pretty good offensive line, and their def e n s i v e line w a s pretty solid as
well." Hope really never let the Bulldogs into the game. In the first quarter on Adrian's first possession, Pat Warren ('02) recovered a fumble to set Hope up on their o w n 44-yard line. Hope would drive into Adrian territory and convert when Butler hit Gle f r o m 36 yards out to make the score 7-0. In the second quarter, H o p e ' s defense came up with a big play when d e f e n s i v e back Vinnie Harambasic ('02) picked off a pass on the Hope 25. Harambasic also forced a fumble, had a pass breakup, and had 12 tackles. He was named the M I A A Defensive player of the week. now." After the interception Hope went After the game Butler praised the 7 5 y a r d s o n 13 p l a y s as D a n play of Gle. Bloemers ran it in from a yard out. "Gle comes out here every day and he works really hard, and he T h e PAT was blocked and nearly returned to keep the Dutch at 13-0. doesn't care about records," Butler After forcing Adrian to punt one said. 4T knew that he needed two more time before the half, Butler touchdowns to get in the books, and
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A Hope defender causes a fumble during Saturday's win. hit Adloff in the endzone from 23 yards out for one more score. T h e two-point conversion w a s intercepted, but Butler made a spectacular tackle to stop the defense from scoring to hold the score at 19-0 when halftime began. A silent third quarter would end with 4:24 left as H o p e d r o v e 81 yards on 16 plays to have Sloothak score on a one yard run. T h e PAT was good, and Hope increased their lead to 26-0. As the clock and the Bulldogs wound down in the fourth quarter, Butler found a wide open G l e in t h e e n d z o n e to g i v e t h e Dutchmen their final score of the
Wade leads CC to 2nd place Nov. 10. In that meet Hope will have row and only the sixth in history. 44 SENIOR STAFF REPORTER I think we ran really well as a to finish in the top three for teams to go on to Nationals. team and a lot of the guys on the T h e Hope College m e n ' s Cross T h e i r g o a l s h a v e been set o n team made some big steps forward, Country team finished a strong secand I think that was the main key. qualifying for the National N C A A ond at the M I A A Championships competition as a team. A few guys were out there to prove last Saturday behind national pow44 44 In my four years here, this is the something," Wade said. We had a erhouse Calvin College. best chance we have to make it as a team goal of beating Albion, who Calvin won the team results with team. It's not going to be easy, we lost to at the first one, and so 19 points, H o p e had 68 p o i n t s , there's lots of teams in our region that was our goal." Albion 78, Kalamazoo 109, Alma that our very good, including Wade remained modest about his 116, Adrian 176 and Olivet brought Calvin." Wade said. " W e ' r e all gohistorical performance. up the rear with 183 points. "Personally, 1 don't think I could ing to have to run our best races at Dylan Wade ('02) led Hope, takthe same time." have run any better, I just went out ing fifth place with a time of 26:18, T h e o u t l o o k for t h e f u t u r e of there and gave it my best. Every and making history along the way. Hope Cross Country is still bright. year I would always think of that Other Hope finishers were Keith " O u r top three guys are seniors, befpre the conference race." Wade Cravotta ('02), 11th; Dane Splin44 but they have a great core group said. In light of my ultimate goal ter ('02), 15th; Lee Kiessel ('03), right behind. T h e y h a v e a good of being an All American, it's just a 25th; Mike Douma ('04), 29th; Pepack and if they get some good restep along the way." ter Derby ('04), 46th and Donavon cruits in next year that are about the With the regular season behind Hornbeck ('04), 47th . s a m e level as they are. then the t h e m , t h e Flying D u t c h m e n are Wade became the first male runteam should do just as well as this l o o k i n g t o w a r d s the R e g i o n a l ner since 1987 to earn first team year if not better." Wade said. N C A A c o m p e t i t i o n t h a t s t a r t s All-MIAA honors four years in a
game, along with Gle's record setting TD. T h e D u t c h m e n defense then handled the Bulldog o f f e n s e soundly, not giving up a point and assuring the shutout. Hope (6-1,3-0) hosts Olivet next week on Parent's Day. With only two g a m e s left, the p l a y o f f s are nearly within reach. 4 T keep telling the guys that playing A l b i o n i s n ' t going to m e a n much if we don't beat Olivet. They k n o w what that we have to beat them," Kreps said. Kickoff against Olivet is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday.
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DYLAN WADE Wade ('02) became the first Hope College Cross Country male since 1987 to achieve MIAA first team honors four consecutive years. Wade's fifth place finish in the MIAA Championship meet helped Hope finish in 2nd place.
VOLLEYBALL from 1 T h r e e j u n i o r s led the way for H o p e o n Tuesday night. M a r t h a Luidens ('03). Kara VanAssen ( ' 0 3 ) . and Laura Hahnfeld ('03) all had nine kills. Katie Hall ( 4 04) had f o u r a c e s and setter M c K e n n a Troy an ( 4 04) dished out 27 assists. "I think they all played really well tonight, and that is what w e ' r e after, to have a team effort where e v e r y b o d y plays well," said Maureen Dunn, Hope College head c o a c h . " M c K e n n a , and K a r a VanAssen have been finishing really well." The Flying Dutch took control of the match early behind the hard hitting of Luidens, who had 8 kills and
2 blocks in the first game alone. " O n e of the keys to the game was the Flying D u t c h ' s solid performance and ability to rest some of t h e starting lineup early in t h e match. Sweeping the match in three games was part of D u n n ' s g a m e plan all along. " I ' m working hard on making sure their confidence is up, so we certainly made sure that we won this match in three straight and saved a little energy," Dunn said. Playing as a team and not relying on any one player has been one of Hope's strategies all season. "I w o u l d n ' t say t h e r e w a s a standout p l a y e r , " D u n n said. "I
think they (the Flying Dutch) all played very well and that is exactly what we're looking for." L u i d e n s w a s h a p p y with t h e teams' play, and is looking forward to the weekend. "It was an important game and it was important for us to work on our confidence and have fun so we can go into Friday night and play to the best of our ability," Luidens said. "And hopefully play Saturday night as well." The Flying Dutch will resume tournament play on Friday night at the D o w Center as they host Kalamazoo College in the semi-finals, beginning at 8:00 p.m.
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