The Anchor, Volume 131.08: November 1, 2017

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government and individual liberty. Masek emphasized that the group isopen to people of all political party alliances. He went on to say that this openness to diverse political opinion creates “such a unique group” that will “thrive here at Hope.” Although the Hope chapter is still in the process of becoming officially recognized by the school, the national YAL organization is well established in over 900 chapters and 308,927 youth activists nationwide. Each YAL chapter is guided to increase membership and organize charitable giving while defending the constitution, promoting freedom, free speech and the Fourth Amendment. YAL also has a Legacy Society which allows generous donors to receive access to publicity goods, job and resume consultation, VIP invitations to the YAL Annual Awards and quarterly strategy callswith YAL President CliffMaloney.

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Hope College’s newly created Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) chapter held its debut event outside of Phelps Dining Hall from 8 to 9 a.m. Carter Masek (’19), Matt Middleton (’21), Jake Williams (’19) and Luke Stehney (’19) handed out pocket constitutions, stickers, flyers and pins to educate passing students on the 16th anniversary of the USA Patriot Act and promote a greater understanding of the Fourth Amendment, which granted citizensthe rightofunreasonable search and seizures. The U S A Patriot Act, or the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001, was enacted by the Bush Administration after the attacks of 9/11. After signing the act into place, President Bush said that, “Patriot Act closed dangerous gaps in America’s law enforcement and intelligence

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VOICES ON CAMPUS — The Young Americans for Liberty chapter is headed by, from left, Carter M a s e k (’19), Matt Middleton (’21), Jake Williams (’19) and Luke Stehney (’19). They will be adding to H o p e ’s political discussions on campus. capabilities, gaps the terrorists exploited when they attacked us on September 11” Following the U S A Patriot Act, Obama signed the U S A Freedom Act, which reformed some parts of the original act that had been set to expire.

The new student group is a chapter of the national YAL organization which was created at the end of Congressman Ron Paul’s presidential campaign in 2008. In a recent interview, Masek explained that the new group

“believes that small government and limited government interference in our lives is a positive thing.” Although the group is not affiliated with the Libertarian Party, which is Mr. Paul’s political party, they uphold similar values of limited





ISO celebrates the lives of loved ones lost Alayna Parsons-Valles

thirty-two paintings, prints and drawings by 15 artistsassociated with the Rupture Generation. The exhibition will be on display until Sat., Dec. 17. LSO has been educating and celebrating the success and empowerment of the diverse Latino culture in the Hope and Holland communities for more than four decades. The organization puts on an assortment of enriching events and activities to promote this empowerment and richness of various Latino cultures. LSO pledges to seek and offer support to other organization that commit to building a coahtion of interest to better address the needs of Hope's community. The organizations encourages all interested persons, regardless of race, nationality, gender or religion to join them in sharing their presence, insights and ideas at all organization meetings and events. Check out more at to see upcoming events or learn more about LSO.

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The Latino Student Organization (LSO) at Hope College partnered with the Kruizenga Art Museum to present a Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)__Cpmmunity Day celebration Saturday. The festivities were showed in the museum alongside the current exhibition “After the Rupture: N e w Directions in Mexican Art 1960s-1980s.” The collaborative event featured family-friendly Day of the Dead crafts. The building offered an authentic ofrenda (offering) by the LSO with tours of the crafts. A Spanish-language tour of the bilingual “After the Rupture” exhibition was also led by student guides. Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a national holiday in Mexico, observed in various ways throughout Latin America. The day celebrates the lives of deceased loved ones and can be a celebration lasting as long as three days, from Oct. 31 to Nov.

2. Ofrendas, the “offerings” created by the LSO, are alters

that honor an individual being remembered with items such as candles, flowers, photographs and personal momentos of the deceased. Families honoring the dead believe the gates of heaven are opened at midnight and the spirts of the deceased


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a wider range of styles and subjects between the 1960s and the 1980s. These artists came to be known as the Rupture Generation and helped Mexican Art evolve in new directions that are still playing out today. The exhibitionJeatures a selection of

are allowed to reunite with their families for a short time. Many of the ofrendas are made in the homes of those celebrating. “After the Rupture” showcases works by Mexican artists who broke away from the Muralist School and explored

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Today W o m e n in Science Panel A panel of w o m e n in science, a b o u t w o m e n in science a n d for w o m e n in science, will b e taking place in the J i m a n d Martie B u l t m a n Student Center P r o g r a m A r e a f r o m 5 : 3 0 to 7 :15 p.m.

Muste in Michigan T h e life a n d legacy of internationally r e n o w n e d p e a c e activist a n d 1 9 0 5 H o p e College graduate, the Rev. A J . Muste, will b e the focus of a panel discussion at 7 p.m. in W i n a n t s A u d i ­ torium of Gr a v e s Hall.

The Big-Read Kickoff T h e Big R e a d Holland A r e a kick-off will b e a TED-talk styled evening that will put this year's b o o k selection “W h e n the E m p e r o r W a s Divine” into written, historical a n d cultural context, featuring lively, enriching presentations by A m y Otis-De Grau, Dr. W a y n e T a n a n d Dr. J e a n n e Petit f r o m 7 to 8 : 3 0 p.m. in the Knicker­ b o c k e r Theatre.

Thursday Fennville Book Discussion Everyone is invited to Fennville District Library for concurrent b o o k discus­ sions of both “W h e n the E m p e r o r W a s Divine" a n d “A Place W h e r e Sunflowers G r o w " at 6 : 3 0 p.m.

Friday S A C Event: Sharon Irving S h a r o n Irving is a singer, songwriter a n d s p o k e n w o r d artist S h e will b e performing in the C a m p u s Living R o o m of the J i m a n d Martie B u l t m a n S t u d e n t Center at 8 p.m.

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H2 DANCE COMPANY The H2 Dance Company of Hope College will present its annual concert on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27 and 28, and Friday and Saturday,Nov. 3 and 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

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Chief Co-Editor

Appropriate to the season, a spooky-themed Open Mic Night was held last week at Kruizenga Art Museum. Opus hosted the event Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. The theme “Love Poetry for the Dead” was fitting, considering the event’s proximity to Halloween and the beautifully eerie setting created by the Kruizenga’s white walls covered in interesting art. This idea to combine spooky and romantic poetry came from a performance by Jack Ridl and Stephen Hemenway a few decades ago called “Love Poetry to a Skeleton.” After hearing about the performance, Opus was determined to bring it back to campus. Ridl and Hemenway both read at the event. Grace Hulderman (’18), a Co-Editorin-Chief of Opus, remarked that “[Ridl and Hemenways]

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OPUS SHARING THE LOVE — Opus decided on “Love P o ­ etry for the D e a d ” as the mic-night theme. Writers shared the love as Halloween approached.

the audience followed by periods of inquisitive reflection, helped set a relaxed and intentional tone for the rest of the evening. The event was well attended with all 30 seats filled. Opus intended for the reading to be informal and fun so that everyone felt welcome to participate. Hulderman explained that “while we have to be strict about what gets into Opus, we understand that it can be defeating to be rejected and we wanted the Open Mic Night to provide an open space for people to share whatever was on their hearts/in their heads without fear of rejection or the pressure of a more formal reading." Many students signed up to read. Most read several poems, some written by other authors and some original works. The pieces ranged from light­ hearted and comedic to serious

and haunting, helping to keep the audience engaged. The broad variety ofcontent thatwas read displayed the ingenuity and talent of Hope College faculty and students. In their constant search for things fresh, weird and creative, Opus manages to remain an outlet for Hope students to express themselves. Open Mic Night certainly served this purpose. In regard to Opus’vision for this year, Hulderman stated that they “are always trying to push boundaries and challenge the accepted idea of what art and poetry are.” Opus is currently working to produce this semester’s issue of poetry, prose and visual art. If you are eager to hear more from Opus, the fall issue will be released during Opus Soup, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Martha Miller Fried Hemenway Auditorium.

H2 Dance Company is made of Hope College students and is the college’s premier dance company. H2 Dance performs a wide assortment of styles by a variety of choreographers.

YAL generates Libertarian values

The theme for this year’s concert is “All about a Table,” with the program centered around the idea ofwhat happens around a table. Instead of the usual breaks between pieces, short films that also address the theme will be shown.

YAL held “Visualize the Debt” their largest event-to-date from March to April 2011. The event was created “to raise awareness of the magnitude of the U.S. na­ tional debt, federal deficits, en­ titlement and military spending, the Federal Reserve system and the current economic crisis.” Chapters were called to visu­ ally display the debt on college campuses throughout the coun­ try. At the University of Colorado-Boulder, students created a giant debt clock in the middle of their quad. At the event the YAL State Chair for Colorado at the time, McKayne Boedecker, said, "The burden of this debt falls upon the shoulders of our generation, so it’s time we actually do some­ thing about it.” In the future, the unofficial executive committee of the chapter in Masek, Middleton, Williams and Stehney, plan to seek events such as this to

Hope faculty members Matthew Farmer, Crystal Frazier and Steven larmacone have each choreographed a work for the concert. Tickets are $10 for the public, $7 for senior citizens and Hope faculty and staff, and free for Hope students. Tickets are available at the ticket office in the Events and Conferences Office located downtown in the AndersonWerkman Financial Center (100 E. Eighth St.). The office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 3957890. Tickets are also available online at

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Maloney speaks at YAL’s annual na­ tional convention which pulls leadership from chapters at schools throughout the nation. educate fellow students on the meaning and importance of lib­ erty in their daily lives. Many of the YAL events seem to stress education through physical representation much

like the signs at the event last Thursday which posed ques­ tions about the extent to which students want the government interfering with their monetary transactions, text messages and

emails. Masek noted that cam­ pus should look for many more liberty promoting events in the very near future. For those inter­ ested in getting involved, keep an eye out for upcoming events.

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Oswald. Another document explained that the FBI strictly monitored On Saturday, Oct. 21, Presi­ Mark Lane’s suspicious activi­ dent Donald Trump announced ties. Lane was the attorney and that he would release all docu­ conspiracy advocate who repre­ ments related to the assassina­ sented Lee’s mother, Marguerite tion of President John E Ken­ Oswald. From an FBI source, nedy in 1963. He also explained Lane had a meeting with a Pol­ that he will keep files holding ish journalist in January 1964 names and addresses of people while discussing extreme con­ still alive confidential. Up to spiracy theories. One theory ex­ 3,100 documents that make plained that J.D. Tippit, who was up tens of thousands of pages the Dallas policeman killed by provide information relating to Oswald soon after Oswald shot Kennedy’s deaths. Kennedy, was the real presiden­ Trump had ordered up to tial assassin. Additionally, Jack 2,800 documents to be unveiled Ruby had killed Tippit. to the National Archives website One document explained lastThursday Oct. 26 when Con­ that Oswald probably had com­ gress decided at the last minute pany when, in September 1963, to stagger the final release of the he took a mysterious trip to rest of the documents over the Mexico City by “El Mexicano.” next 180 days. This would pro­ Another document tied into this vide more time for the govern­ by stating that “El Mexicano” is ment agencies to further study beheved to be Francisco Rodri­ any documents that should re­ R eisers guez Tamayo, the captain of Cu­ main confidential. DALLAS SCENE — M o m e n t s before Kennedy’s assassination, President Kennedy, first lady ban Rebel Army 57 until 1959. In 1992, Congress ordered Jacqueline Kennedy and Texas Governor John Connally toured the city In their open limousine. While such documents are as that all confidential files related outrageous as the next conspira­ to Kennedy’s death should be Cuba or a league of rogue agents searchers had reviewed these information that may not fit to­ cy, several teams, along with Sa­ fully opened to the public in 25 that may have caused his death. files on Thursday night. He ex­ gether. bato, have examined this infor­ years. Oct. 26, 2017, marked the According to a CBS News poll plained that the raw documents Some filesthat Sabato and his mation based on their current day for these files to be released from 2013, 61 percent ofAmeri­ were simply a mess. Some in­ team found revealed that Mex­ knowledge and questions about to the National Archives. cans believed that more than cluded handwritten notes from ico was a cooperative partner the assassination. Using specu­ While several educators and one man was responsible for the the CIA appearing illegible. Sa­ with the U.S. when itattempted lation, researchers can deduct historians believed that Lee assassination. bato described this as an "unas­ to trace Oswald’s deposits. Os­ irrelevant theories that provide Harvey Oswald was the lone Larry J. Sabato, who is the sembled million-piece puzzle.” wald had deposited $5,000 in a nothing new. Can these files be shooter who killed Kennedy, founder and director of the Cen­ The important objective in­ '■'Mexican bank, but when Mexi­ pieces to the puzzle, or will they others speculated a flow of con­ ter for Politics at the University volved looking for obscure clues co was searching for the money, lead us down to another compli­ spiracies such as the Mafia, of Virginia, and his team of re­ and “shiny objects,” or pieces of they found no transactions from cated conspiracy theory? N ation/ W orld Editor

S a rah M o z d r e n

Nation/ W orld Editor

Located in the southeast re­ gion of Asia, a small Buddhistmajority country, Myanmar, holds an ethnic Muslim minor­ ity who are currently suffering violence and persecution. This minority group, called the Rohingya, differs from the Buddhist-majority in ethnic, reli­ gious and linguistic ways. The Rohingya consist of about 1.1 million people who livein the southeast Asian coun­ try. These people have not been considered an official ethnic group and have been denied citizenship since 1982, remain­ ing stateless. The Rohingya live in the state Rakhine, but itisone ofthe poorest in the country due to theirlack ofbasic services and opportunities. Unless approved by the government, the Rohing­ ya are not allowed to leave the country. The Rohingya formed dur­ ing the period of British rule in 1824 through 1948, when labor­ ers from India and Bangladesh would migrate to Burma, what is now known as Myanmar. Since the British considered Myanmar a providence of India, this mi­ gration was internal, according to Human Rights Watch. Formerly known as Burma, after Myanmar’s independence from the British in 1948, the government passed the Union

Citizenship Act, which allowed certain ethnicities to gain citi­ zenship. Because the govern­ ment of Myanmar viewed this migration as illegal, they did not include the Rohingya in the Union Citizenship Act, refusing citizenship to them. However, it did allow families who had lived in Myanmar for at least two gen­ erations apply for identity cards. In 1962, Myanmar experi­ enced a military coup, which drastically affected the Rohing­ ya. After this coup, all citizens were required to obtain national registration cards, but the Ro­ hingya were only allowed to have foreign identity cards. This limited their employment and educational opportunities. In 1982, a new citizen law was passed that immediately rendered the Rohingya state­ less. This law did not recognize Rohingya as an official ethnic group, and it also established three levels of citizenship. To obtain the most basic form of citizenship, an individual need­ ed proof that their family line lived in Myanmar before the independence. In addition, hav­ ing fluency in one ofthe national languages was required. For sev­ eral Rohinga, they lacked paper­ work since itwas either unavail­ able or denied to them. Because of this law, every Rohingya in Myanmar has lim­ ited rights to work, study, marry, practice their religion and access

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_____________ 99 to medical care. Since the 70s, several Ro­ hingya people have fled to neighboring countries, such as Bangladesh, Malaysia and Thai­ land, to escape threatening dis­ crimination. The government enforced severe crackdowns on the rights of the Rohingya to the point where Myanmar security forces would often torture and murder these refugees. More recently, government troops have raided into villages in Rakhine State to essentially mass-eliminate these people. A United Nations Secretary-Gen­ eral, Antonio Guterres, accused Myanmar of carrying out a “hu­ manitarian and human rights nightmare” for the Rohingya, al­ though the government had dis­ agreed of such ethnic cleansing. This lastAugust, when a mili­ tant group known as the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) claimed responsibility for attacking police and army

posts, more than five hundred people were killed. The govern­ ment declared ARSA as a terror­ ist organization, which caused the military to initiate a brutal campaign involving the destruc­ tion of hundreds of villages and forcing hundreds of thousands to leave Myanmar. The death toll estimates that up to 3,000 people were killed in September. More than 310,000 fled to Bangladesh by mid-September, where several are still left homeless, hiding in jungles, ill and surviving with bullet wounds. Refugees over­ flow shelters as border camps are running out of supplies and space islimited. Several protesters have gath­ ered in cities in Pakistan, India, Thailand and other southeast Asian countries to fight against the killings and persecution of the Rohingya. However, because of insufficient legal frameworks in the southeast Asia region, governments cannot effectively protect these refugees’ rights from this violence. In September, Bangladesh’s foreign minister proclaimed this violence as genocide, and Indo­ nesia has attempted to request that the Myanmar authorities should halt their destructive campaign. In addition, the As­ sociation of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have not yet planned a response to this threatening crisis.

To reiterate, the Myanmar government claimed that they are responding to the militants who have attacked their secu­ rity forces and that those being killed are terrorists. The govern­ ment also accused the Rohingya of burning their own villages, although several reporters ques­ tioned this response. In addi­ tion, international aid workers are being accused of helping “terrorists" to control villages in the Rakhine state. Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has silently ignored this crisis while deny­ ing that ethnic cleansing is oc­ curring in this country. Her response to this crisis was to blame critics who are enforcing hatred between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar. Aung San Suu Kyi defended her response to the Delhi-based Asian News International when she stated, “It is a little unrea­ sonable to expect us to solve the issue in 18 months. The situa­ tion in Rakhine has been such since many decades. Itgoes back to pre-colonial times.” While Kyi simply stated that she has made the best efforts she can, critics disagreed upon her unsuccessful response. Her control over the military re­ mains ambiguous for providing ineffective measures. Isthis fatal humanitarian crisis a result of government ignorance or his­ toric discrimination?

Part of something bigger

ICS “Venting”

By: Morgan Brown As I a m writing this, its 11:38 P.M. on Saturday night, almost two hours after the girls of O d d Year were announced as the winners of this year's Nykerk Cup Competition. I a m bursting with energy and the buzz of victory. 1 a m humming M a m m a Mia, which has been stuck in m y head since practice began and has yet to grow old. I a m still wearing m y “nunfit” for Song; I don’t want to take it off because I know that when I do, I w o n ’t get to wear it again until next year. I a m in no wa y writing this to brag about our win; Even Year did amazing as well and I thoroughly en­ joyed watching them per­ form. I a m writing this simply because I want to encourage others to be a part of this Hope college tradition. I didn’t originally plan on being a part of Nykerk. As someone wh o hates per­ forming in front of crowds, wh o focuses too much on

homework to have time for nightly practices and whose singing could be used as a torture device, I wasn't exactly jumping at the chance to sing in front of a packed DeVos Fieldhouse. However, I decided to go to the introductory rally, and somehow that short meeting convinced m e to jump miles out of m y comfort zone. I was asked multiple times by family, friends, and Even Year girls if I was excited for Nykerk to be over so I could have m y free time back. Every time I told, because this has been one of the best experiences of m y life. Nykerk taught m e to be a part of something big­ ger than myself. Together with that group of girls was the first time in m y two months at Hope that I’ve truly felt at home. Ulti­ mately, the reason I joined Nykerk Song was because I wanted to make friends, and I understand n o w how this tradition brings people

together. I n o w recognize girls everywhere I go as fel­ low 2-1 Song Girls. It was amazing to have a group of girls to be completely m y ­ self around, to talk to and dance around with freely. W h e n it was announced that we won, I hugged and high-fived girls that I had never even met before be­ cause part of Nykerk is unity. For all the freshmen girls who chose not to participate in Nykerk this year because of the time commitment or reluctance to perform, I strongly en­ courage, you to join next year. You don't have to be a Broadway star or an O s ­ car winning actress to be a part of the Nykerk family; you simply have to show up with a smile and a posi­ tive attitude. Ifyou’re look­ ing to find a community of caring and dedicated girls, consider joining the tradi­ tion next year to experi­ ence unconditional Nykerk love.

M orga n B r o w n

SING SONG — Hope W o m e n flex their creative pipes in an effort to win the Nykerk Cup. Odd Year took h o m e the victory on Saturday.

By: Jack Wolff WTiat is a poem?

What is a p o e m ? honestly, itreally doesn't have dont some might call you a to pose-

For those that don't know e m you can do about anything

cus ifit doesn't you can call it er punctuation is useless and call it prose careless and free

as long as with cadence your poem does sing

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so ifyou want to write a po e m take m y advice there's pain in m y soul do what you want, you don't have to think twice

Halloween Highlights

Kaelyn Tarsa (’18) as an Evil Unicorn and Natalie Rahrig (’18) as Minnie Mouse

Stephanie Arndt

Features Editor

(Back, leftto right) Sara Frank (’18), Annie Morren (’18), Natalie Rahrig (’18) (Front, leftto right) Denver Stevens (’18), Colleen Reveley (’18), Natalie Peering (’18), Kaelyn Tarsa (’18), Abby Visser (’18) and Madison Roskuszka (’18)

Left to Right: Lauren Hilt(’19) as Taco, Grace Kunkel (’19) as Belle (aka, “TacoBelle”),Isabel Bustamante (’19) as Dead Taylorw


Madison Veverka (’17) poses as Shia LaBeouf (fea­ turing her Skeleton)

Hulu joins Spotify for students

In Brief Nykerk: Odd Year Wins

R y a n n Stutz

Arts Editor

“W e love students; that’s why we made premium for students.” Spotify and Hulu have teamed up to offer a new bundle deal that includes Spotify’s premium ad-free tier,and Hulu’s with limited commercials. The deal will be available for $4.99 per month to US undergraduate students age 18 or older at an accredited college or university. This is a $13 discount, and the two companies plan to split the subscription fee, according to Business Insider. The new bundle deal may be indicating a future of subscription services partnering with each other to have a wider audience. In fact, there are already some partnerships preceding Spotify and Hulu: A T & T has DirecTV and HBO, Verizon has the NFL and Sprint is pushing Tidal. T-Mobile just recently announced a new offer forfreeNetflix.These competing partnerships may be the driving force behind Spotify and Hulu’s joint deal. The partnership reflects the increasingly competitive on-demand video and music streaming service market. Music streaming services like Apple Music look to continually build out music catalogs, while video

For the third year in a row, Odd Year has emerged victori­ ous in the Nykerk Cup Competi­ tion. Through Oration, Play, and Song, ’21 prevailed over '20 with a rendition of “M a m m a Mia!” while Even Year performed a medley of television theme songs entitled “What’s Your Theme Song?" The Orators for the com­ petition were given the theme of “Solidarity.” Representing Even Year, Jori Gelbaugh (’20) compares life to an endless PREMIUM FOR STUDENTS — Hulu and Spotlfy’s partnership could lead to a snowball ef­ ocean in a speech titled “Fac­ fect of joint streaming service discounts geared at undergraduate students. ing The Waves,” in which she streaming services like Netflix amount of video subscribers college students. “In bringing takes the audience through her are increasing original content to keep up with Netflix, and Spotify and Hulu together, we’re personal struggles in life and music streaming now able to offer students - how she managed to turn it production with shows like Spotify's catalog gives Hulu just that both the millions already on around. Monserrat Dorantes “Master of None.” Though this may be true, the — consumers who purchase Spotify Premium, and those (’21) of Odd Year used this idea teaming up of Spotify and Hulu the bundle will have a music who are new to Spotify - access of “Solitude” to speak out about can help the other stand out. The streaming option in addition to the world’s best music, masking our insecurities in her bundle better positions Spotify tc video programming. This is T V and movie content in the speech “Unmasked.” Dorantes to retain its leadership among especially enticing to college simplest possible way? said used her place on the stage to music streaming services, with students that are deciding Alex Norstrom, Spotify’s chief argue that society needs to learn over 60 million paid subscribers between video streaming premium business officer in a to be more vulnerable in order as of July 2017, while its closest services. Nonetheless, Hulu statement. for individuals to be comfortable competitor, Apple Music, had still may have a way to go to Will this quickly become the in their own skin. 27 million subscribers as of June inch up to the insanely popular default college streaming pair, or After a month of practices, 2017. Adding access to video Netflix, with over 100 million will Netflix continue to prevail the participants and moralers of content through Hulu could subscribers globally, while Hulu over binge-watching students the Nykerk Cup can finally rest help Spotify stay in the lead. last reported having 12 million everywhere? Only time will from the craziness they have en­ Hulu, on the other hand, can in May 2016. tell. Go to https://www.spotify. sued. Odd Year has a target on shore up to competitors in the Meanwhile, this partnership com/us/student in order to sign their backs for next year, though, subscription video on demand up for the student-discounted as Even Year will try to break realm. They need a feger Spotify and Hulu bundle. their winning streak.

John Green returns with novel ‘Turtles’ S a g e Mlkkelsen

Guest W riter

Just over two weeks ago, John Green released his seventh novel, sixyears after the number one best seller “The Fault Our Stars.” Critics are calling Green’s new novel, titled “Turtles All the Way Down,” “A new modern classic,” “A wrenching and reve­ latory novel” and “A tender story about learning to cope when the world feels out of control” by the Guardian, The N e w York Times and People Magazine, re­ spectively. “Turtles All the Way Down” is about a 16-year-old girl named Aza who struggles with being a good friend, daugh­ ter and even detective, all while dealing with a mental illness (OCD) that lets her thoughts spin out of control and stops her from finding her sense of self. Green’s novel expresses an understanding of what it means to struggle to define oneself as well as explain what it is like to have a mental illness, as Green himselfstruggles with OCD. Al­ though Green created a charac­ ter who struggles with her men­ tal health, itis not hard to relate to Aza, as it is easy to be lost in thought. Green shows that with life comes struggle, and that A Julia Kirby Colin O ’Connor Becky Downing Marty Dykstra

struggle comes in many differ­ ent forms. However, like Aza, one must work with what they are given. O n his YouTube channel, Vlogbrothers, Green explains that oftentimes mental health can be romanticized. Characters in a novel or movie end up using their mental health as a kind of “superpower" that makes them a good detective. While others may have had this experience, this has not been the experience that Green has had when dealing with OCD. He wanted to make sure that mental health was represented in its true form. In an interview for the Guardian, Green explains how he wants to fight against the stigmas and the idea that mental health can be romanticized. When reading “Turtles All the Way Down,” the reader experiences first-hand what itislike to be in the mind of someone with a mental illness. Not only does Green show a character who struggles with her thoughts, he also brings in char­ acters who want nothing more than to take away the pain Aza deals with. O n Good Morning America, Green explained how, as a father himself, he knows oftentimes all parents want to do is take away the pain of their

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children. Thus, he wanted to have characters who struggle to watch Aza handle her OCD. In "Turtles All the Way Down,” readers gain an understand­ ing of what it is like to watch someone struggle as well as un­ derstanding the struggle itself. Aza is a character who wants to be close to people, but because of her spiraling thoughts does not know how. Her O C D often makes her look as though she is pushing her friends and mother away, when in reality she does not know how to connect with them. Aza fears that because her thoughts are uncontrollable she has no control over how the rest of the world portrays her. For some, it is not the struggle that defines them, but how they overcome the struggle. Aza does not know if she can over­ come her spiraling thoughts and Green's novel exceeds expecta­ tions by putting the reader in­ side someone elses shoes, show­ ing them that some difficulties feel as though they can never be overcome. "Turtles All the Way Down" isa novel that shows how everyone experiences the world differently and that sometimes what’s needed the most is not understanding, but compassion.


“Turtles All the W a y D o w n ” Is the m o s t re­

cent b o o k from John Green, after the wildly popular “T h e Fault In O u r Stars.”

“Turtles All the Way Down” can be found alongside Green's other novels in local bookstores

or online, including Barnes and Noble and It is also found at Target or Walmart.

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Dutch win MIAA cross-country championship KErstin Anderson Klrstin Anderson



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It’s been a season of victory for the women’s cross-country team at Hope College, and it culminated in a wildly successful showing last Saturday, Oct. 28, at the M I A A Championship Meet at Raisin Valley Golf Club. The Dutch claimed their third straight M I A A championship, finishing first with a team total of 20 points. The last time the Dutch claimed three straight titleswas 1985-1988. Hope’s Alexis Guttila (18) surprised teammates and competitors alike with an exciting first-place finish, in which she passed two teammates in an all-out sprint in the last half-mile. Guttila, who trains as an 800-meter runner during the track and field season, clocked a winning 6k time of 21:58.0, edging teammate Emily Hamilton (19), who finished second in 21:59.9. After Guttila and Hamilton, Hope’s next finisherwas Rachael

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The Fly­ ing Dutch have been a force to be teckoned with this year, as s h o w n by their runaway victory over he M I A A field at this w e e k e n d ’s league championship race. Webb (18), who finished in fourth with a time of 22:01.4. After Webb came Alissa Frazee (18) in fifth with a time of 22:10.4, followed by Avery Lowe (19) in eighth with a time of 22:29.3, Chelsea Miskelley (’20) in ninth with a time of 22:31.0

and finuiy Kelly Peregrine (’20) in 12th A’.th a time of 22:35.2. This vie c truly showcased the depth of this Flying Dutch team, with all of Hope’s runners finishing within 37 seconds of earn other. Hope posted four of the five fastest times and

,, blew away the competition with second-place Calvin finishing with 66 points to Hope’s 20. Hope’s Hamilton, who took second place at both the M I A A Jamboree and the M I A A Championships, was named the MIAA's Most Valuable Runner afterthe meet. She isthe seventh runner in the women's cross­ country program to receive the honor and the second Hope runner to do so in the past two years, with 2017 graduate Erin Herrmann taking top honors last year. Joining Hamilton on the all-MIAA First Team were teammates Frazee, Guttila, Webb and Miskelley, with Lowe receiving all-MIAA Second Team honors. This wildly successful year can be attributed to the close team bond and competitive intensity of the Flying Dutch squad. Each of the top seven runners performed athigh levels throughout the season as they pushed each other toward faster times. Congratulations to the team on a phenomenal year.

Volleyball beats Albion, looks ahead Klrstin A n d e r s o n

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There have beem ups and downs for the Hope College Flying Dutch this season. But this Saturday, the Hope volleyball squad was determined to finish the regular season on a strong note. And finish they did. The Dutch completed a gritty 3-1 victory over Albion College, 25-22, 25-22, 23-25, 25-21. The Dutch were led by the tough net presence of Katie Rietberg (’19) who had 14 killsand garnered an astonishing .306 kill percentage throughout the match. Rietberg, Leah Dunlap (’18) and Paige Baker (’18) all had double-digit kills to lead Hope to victory, with Dunlap claiming 13 kills and Baker claiming 12. Baker also claimed four blocks to lead the Dutch, while Haley Muller (’18) aced three serves. Ever the consistent contributor, setter Sophie Hackett (’18) had 42 assists, 16 digs ^ 1 seven kills to boost the Dutch.%Libero Mallory Luke (’18) had22 digs to lead Hope on the defensive front. v-'.r With the win against Albion, the Dutch claimed a regularseason M I A A league record of 12-4 and an overall record of 1810. Additionally, Hope secured the No. 2 seed for the upcoming

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LOOKING TOWARD THE TOURNAMENT - The Dutch have earned the No. 2 seed for this Friday’s M I A A Tournament, and will face St. M a r y ’s this Friday. M I A A Tournament. No. 1-seeded Calvin College will host the league event, which will be played this coming Friday, Nov. 3 and Saturday,

Nov. 4. The Dutch will face off at 5 p.m. on Friday against No. 3-seeded St. Mary's, who upset Hope in three straight sets on Oct. 17.

Besides playing for the M I A A Championship, this Hope team is playing for the opportunity to continue theirseason. The Dutch have no chance of earning an atlarge bid for the N C A A Division III Tournament, so if they want to advance, they must earn itby taking first-place honors in the league tournament. Under the leadership ofsenior Hackett, Dunlap, Baker, Muller and Luke, who have claimed over 100 wins during their time at Hope, the Dutch have a chance to make this postseason a memorable one. Coach Becky Schmidt has frequently referred to this squad as highly talented and competitive. After a decent season, Hope fans should expect those qualities to kick into high gear as the Dutch fight to extend their season. “Our practices have been very focused on executing plays and being efficientwith the ball,”said Ryann Stutz (’20). “Our seniors have really been utilizing their leadership roles coming off of losses to Calvin and St. Mary’s, which will fuel the firegoing into the tournament.” Hopefully this fire continues throughout this week and leads the Flying Dutch to an excellent showing on Friday in the semi­ finals ofthe M I A A Tournament. Good luck to Coach Schmidt and the Flying Dutch as they

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In S p o r t s

Today M e n ’s Soccer at Adrian College at 7 p.m.

Thursday W o m e n ’s Soccer vs. Calvin College at 7 p.m.

Friday Volleyball M I A A T o u r n a m e n t at Calvin College vs. St. M a r y ’s College at 5 p.m.

Saturday Football vs. Albion College




WOMEN'S SOCCER DROPS TO TOUGH WHEA­ TON SQUAD Hope’s Maria Egloff (’21) claimed her second goal of the season in the Dutch’s 2-1 loss to their non-league opponent Wheaton College. The Thunder, fresh offof winning the College Confer­ ence ofIllinois-Wisconsin, snapped Hope’s 11-match unbeaten streak and provided some tough competition for a Hope team that has otherwise sailed through their season. Both teams went scoreless into halftime with Wheaton scoring early in the second half. Egloff’s single goal, off an assist from Allie Wittenbach (’18), tied the score at 1-1 with 14:50 to play, only to be answered with an impres­ sive Wheaton goal with under three minutes to go. The loss drops the Dutch to 15-1-2 on the year. The Dutch will look ahead toward the MIA A tournament, in which Hope will play Calvin this com­ ing Thursday, Nov. 2, in the semi-finals with the winner advancing to the titlematch on Saturday, Nov. 4.

MIAA PLAYERS OF THE WEEK Football Zach Telfor (’18) Defensive End Cross-Country Emily Hamilton (’19) Runner

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Houston sitting pretty after G a m e 5 victory Bradley McNicholas

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The World Series is here and it has certainly been an entertaining series to behold, with a couple of games going into extra innings, great pitching and big bats coming through in clutch situations, and both games 2 and 5 being some of the most entertaining baseball in the last ten years. As of Monday, Astros are ciitrehtly in the lead at 3 games to 2 in the iconic 7 game series. This series has seen some of the biggest stars hitting homers all across the field, with 22 total home runs in the firstfivegames. Both sides will be analyzed and a prediction given on the results ofgame 6 and a possible game 7. Houston Astros: This is only the second World Series appearance for the Astros, the other being a four game sweep in 2005 by the Chicago White Sox. This series has gone differentlythough, with Houston taking the lead through five games. The Houston Astros core have looked pretty good throughout the entire series, with solid hitting and a lot of luck. Outside of game 5, this team has not put up the large offensive threat they have been all year long. However, what they have lacked in overall hitting, they have made up for

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DON’T CELEBRATE JUST YET — After driving In the game-winning run at the top of the 10th Inning, Houston’s Alex B r e g m a n celebrates with an Interesting look towards his dugout. with home runs, having 13 as a team in five games. This squad has put together a couple of comeback victories. Game 5 is a prime example of this,with theAstros coming back three times to put themselves ahead 3-2 in the series.This team has been led by AL M V P Jose Altuve, who has had five RBI’s and two home runs in this series already. Another big part has been the pitching, led by Justin Verlander and Lance McCullers. Verlander has thrown a stellar postseason, having four wins

with a 2.05 ERA. McCullers had a pretty good outing in game 3, helping his squad keep the score low and leading the Astros to a game 3 victory. LA Dodgers: The Dodgers have put together one of the most wellrounded teams in baseball and this year has been their year to win the series. Clayton Kershaw had a fantastic outing in game 1, only allowing one run to help his team win that game. However, hisone weakness thispostseason has been giving up home runs,

which he did during game 5. Throughout the postseason, Kershaw has let up eight home runs than any other pitcher in a single postseason with eight. This series has also seen great performances by Logan Forsythe and Joe Pederson. Forsythe has a .308 batting average in the world series. Pederson has swung the bat phenomenally, having a .364 batting average and two home runs in the series. The Dodgers have put themselves in a position where they have to win out, but ifany squad can, itis them.

Consensus: This has been one of the most entertaining World Series with two teams that seem very evenly matched. This series can go either way. The Dodgers are extremely talented and could easily put themselves back in the series with a win on Tuesday. However, theAstros have pushed past the pitching juggernaut that is Clayton Kershaw. Game 6 will see two of the best starters in the MLB, Justin Verlander foe the Astros and Rich Hill for thb Dodgers. The Houston Astros will likely win game 6 and their first world series in franchise history. Verlander is simply too good of an ace to let them down now, and we will be talking about his game 6 for years to come. However, ifthe Dodgers can pull out a game 6 victory, they will have the momentum to go into game 7. Ifthe Dodgers win game 6,they willwin game 7 and bring the pennant back to Los Angeles. Watch for Josh Reddick, George Springer and Yasmani Grandal to have good games at the plate, both Reddick and Springer have had a good outing against Hill and same with Grandal. Game 6 ison Tuesday atDodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

Football posts second shutout for first time since 1 9 8 5 Isiaha Kyles

Sports Co-Editor

For the second year in a row, the Flying Dutchmen football team has returned the coveted Wooden Shoes to Holland after their annual bout with

Kalamazoo College. Saturdays competition pitted a win-less Kalamazoo team with a Hope squad stillrecovering from a loss to Trine. As Senior Jakob Zanski put it, “W e knew we needed to bounce back and step up for

this game.” The team did exactly that by dominating in all three phases of the game on Saturday, with the offense putting up 50 points and the defense shutting the Hornets out Darren Ford (T8) continued to be a reliable source of extra points and field goals to ensure the special teams carried their share of the load. On the offensive side of the ball, the Flying Dutchmen moved up and down the field

with ease and spread the ball around generously. Although they were not perfect, with two turnovers, the team took on the mentality ofa Swiss army knife scoringwith sixdifferentplayers. Most notably, Senior Brandan Campbell had a 52-yard score that helped boost his 136-yard total for the game. With this performance, Campbell finds himself sixth on the list of alltime rushers for Hope football

after just two seasons on the team. Zach Telfor (18) had a standout day with 11 tackles, four sacks and a fumble recover. With numbers like this, it is no surprise that he was recognized as the M I A A Defensive Player of the Week. Seniors on the team look forward to their final match at Ray & Sue Smith Stadium this Saturday against Albion.

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