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Investigation continues for organized party JULIE OREEIM c a m pus b e a t e d i t o r
Allegan Counly police and Hope College officials are slill invesligaling a sororily and fraiernily-organized parly lhal was busied when iwo students were hit by a vehicle pulling a U-Haul trailer last Sunday around 2:30 a.m. The Allegan S h e r i f f ' s D e p a r t m e n t responded to a 911 call, and found 10 empty
kegs, six full kegs, and various bollles of liquor in an Overisel T o w n s h i p field that hosted more than 200 students. Tfie two women hit by the vehicle, Hope students Shivaughn Myers ('01) and Krista Brewer ('00), were taken to Holland Community Hospital, treated and released. Acc o r d i n g to S h e r i f f David H a v e r d i n k of Allegan County, the party was organized by the Delta Phi Sorority and the Fraternal Society.
The accident has been classified as a hitand-run, Haverdink said. The vehicle left the scene of the accident, and was later found at I4ih Slreet and College Avenue in Holland. "The party was found when one of the students went to a neighbor's and called 911," Haverdink said. "The party was pretty much over when the accident occurred." About 40 or 50 students were still at the party when police arrived. For transportation to the party, three 50-
D A N A LAMERS & JANE BASX religion editor, staff r e p o r t e r
JULIE G R E E N c a m pus b e a t e d i t o r
Moments like passing other students heading to Chapel at 10:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are some of the most d i f f i c u l t for B u d d h i s t s t u d e n t Kaushali Rupasinghe ('03). "I used to go to the temple before e x a m s , j u s t to get piece of mind and to meditate. I do feel a part of me is empty, not complete," said Rupesinjhe ('03), an interna-
tional student from Sri Lanka. Rupasinghe was aware that she would need to be prepared for religious differences when she came to Hope. "I didn't know there was a chapel lime three times a week. I knew I would miss my religious beliefs and w o u l d n ' t get to practice it," she said. "But as long as I have it inside and I live a good life as a Buddhist that's all that matters to me." Hope has made conscious effort in the past several years to increase m o r e D I V E R S I T Y on 3
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T H E V O T E : The Chairperson of the Holland Area Center Joint Building Authority, Louis Hallacy, expresses his regret over the failure of the proposed Area Center project. This was the first lime that the public voted on the Area Center, which was to be a 5,000 seat multipurpose arena with an outdoor icerink. Two years ago, the initial proposal of a $50 million center was turned down by Holland Township Trustees. The later proposal of $28 million was accepted in August by the Township Trustees to go to public vote. "It would have enriched the lives of a lot of p e o p l e , " said Robert DeYoung, Vice President of College Advancement. For Hope, the Area Cenler could have meant a place to hold sporting events along with other events like Nykerk and Convocation. Hope even pledged $ 1 million to the Joint Building Authority. For now, the college will continue to play bas-
ketball and hold major events at the Civic Center like it has done for the past 45 years. " I ' m deeply disappointed that w e ' v e passed up a marvelous opportunity for a significant community resource," said Provost Jack Nyenhuis. Because the Civic Center, built in 1954, doesn't have a regulation basketball floor, Hope isn't able to host playoff games. For now, Hope has accepted the defeat of the policy. "This is just another chapter," R e n n e r said. " S o m e t h i n g will come around again for the college." Opponents of the Area Center feel that the proposed location. Sixth Street and College Avenue, is a poor choice because it was a m o r e C E M X E R on 7
If a faculty member from Hope and a comparable one from another c o l l e g e w e r e to c o m p a r e p a y checks, the one from Hope might notice a few discrepancies. According to a report released by the Chronicle of Higher Education, Hope ranked average in comparison to other colleges of a similar size and status in Michigan. Another study ranking faculty salaries
in the G L C A was done by the Professional Interests Committee (PIC) al Hope, and found that the college came in last place in two of the three categories of full professor, associate professor, and assistant professor. "We look at not just salaries but also fringe benefits," said Provost Jack N y e n h u i s . "If you look at c o m p e n s a t i o n rather than salary alone, the college fares better." These benefits include such m o r e S A L A R I E S on 7
Median Full Professor Salaries for 1998-
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Area Center vote fails The proposed Area Center lhal has been a dream for some in the Holland community for more than 10 years was voted down on Tuesday. Nov. 2. "Tonight ihe c o m m u n i t y has missed a golden opportunity," said Holland M a y o r Al M c G e e h a n , who has supported the Area Cenici lor the past eight years. For ihe $28 million Area Center project to materialize, all three townships. Park Township, Holland Charier Township and the City of Holland, had to pass both proposal A. a $20 million bond request, and proposal B, a $0.2mill operating cost. P r o p o s a l A p a s s e d in P a r k Township and the City of Holland, but was killed in Holland Charter Township with a vole of 963 for ihe proposal and 1620 against. "We feel very bad for a lot of well-minded civic people who have put many of their personal r e s o u r c e s into it." said Tom Renner, Director of Public Relalions al Hope. Park Township passed the proposal with 1802 in support of it, and 1701 against, while the City of Holland passed it with a vote of 3532 for il and 2292 against. "We have done absolutely everylhing I could imagine to communicate to the voters its importance/' said James Brooks, Chairperson of ihe Citizens Initiative Group. For now, ihe proposal is dead. "Il will g o n o w h e r e . It's the end," said Karen Kelly, C o m m u nications Coordinator for ihe Holland Area Center Joint Building Authority.
passenger buses were chartered out of Grand Rapids, and there was an admission fee of $15, Haverdink said. The parly was held in a field at the 3600 block of 139lh Avenue in Overisel Township. No citations were given out and no official charges have yet been brought, but ihe incident remains under investigation. Charges could be brought against the land owner of the property where the parly look
Even and Odd Year compete in Nykerk Cup Competition Campusbeat, p a g e 2.
Wind Ensemble concert to feature music professor Intermission, p a g e 5.
Students to protest School of the Americas Spotlight, p a g e 6.
Hope football loses to Albion, 20-/4. Sports, p a g e 8.
History professor featured on Dutch T V Regulating Morality: A Comparison of the Role of the State in Mastering the Mores in the Netherlands and the United States," where he delivered the keynote address entitled, ' T h e Cultural C lim a te as Explanation for the Differences in the N e t h e r l a n d s and the United Stales." He also is author of the book "Building New Babylon: The Netherlands in the Sixties," about Dutch culture in the post World War II era.
Boucher wins run-off election Jeff Boucher ('01) won the offcampus representative election for Student Congress in a run-off election by one vote. He received seven votes to Brian Porter's ( ' 0 1 ) six, with two writ-ins for a total of fifteen votes cast.
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campus briefs History professor and A. C. Van Raalic Insiiiulc r e s e a r c h f e l l o w James Kennedy was featured on ihe N e t h e r l a n d s television p r o g r a m "Builenhof," on Sunday, Sept. 26. Considered the equivalent ol "Meet the P r e s s . ' ' K e n n e d y s p o k e on â€˘'BuitenhoP' for 20 minutes regarding the death of politics in the Netherlands. K e n n e d y ' s a p p e a r a n c e on " B u i t e n h o r was also in accordance to the conference he attended on
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The election was held because Brad Hudkins ('00), the original o f f - c a m p u s r e p r e s e n t a t i v e , resigned. Boucher will serve on the Committee of Admissions and Financial Aid and the Constitutional Review Task Force.
MIKE Z U I D E M A editor-in-chief
When Diana Breclaw was a graduate student at Bowling Green University she helped raise over $45,000 for children with a dance marathon. Now the Director of Student Activities at Hope College, she is hoping for a similar output in Holland. Breclaw has helped organize "Giving Hope to Kids," a dance marathon that will be held from 7 p.m., March 10 to 7 p.m.. March II in the Dow Center. "I don't care how much is raised as long as we're raising money and raising awareness and if that's successful then that's all that matters to me," Breclaw said. Money raised from the marathon will go to the Children's Miracle Network, which will then be distributed throughout West Michigan, including the Devos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids. Money will go to children whose families cannot afford medical insurance.
"This is a good way for Greeks The marathon, sponsored by the to get involved with the entire camP a n h e l l e n i c and I n t r a f r a t e r n i l y Councils, is still in its planning pus and the entire student body," stages. Thirteen committee chairs said Kate MacDoniels ('00). Panhel still need to be selected and final President. "I think this has the potential to many wonderful things for preparations need to be set. A p p l i c a t i o n s f o r c o m m i t t e e Greek Life." MacDoniels said that she expects chairs are available in Student Dc-^ velopment and will be accepted this to be one of the largest philanthropic efthrOUgh forts the colFriday. W e w o n t the whole campus t o lege will All s t u have. get behind this. dents are A number eligible to â€” D i a n a Breclaw of fund raisapply. D i r e c t o r of S t u d e n t Activities e r s will be Breclaw held to is considering granting course credit to those sponsor "dancers" at the marathon. A fund raiser was recently held in who work. "We want the whole campus to Saugatuck that Breclaw said was get b e h i n d t h i s, " B r e c l a w said. successful. D a n c e r s will spend the actual "This will be the m a j o r c a m p u s night with the children, dancing, community service project that we and playing games. Entrance fee for do." each dancer will be about S400. While the event is sponsored by Students will build relationships Greek Life, all student organizations, residence halls, cottages and with their child's family through apartments will have the opportu- things like letter writing, trips to the hospital and campus visits. nity to participate.
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C A R V I N G A F R I E N D S H I P : Higher Horizons hosted its annual pumpkin carving contest with children from the Holland community on an October Sunday.
Speakers featured at Parents Weekend JESSICA L Y O N S staff r e p o r t e r
Hope's annual Parents Weekend, was designed to let parents personally experience part of their child's college years. The event will be held Nov. 5 through Nov. 7. The weekend will begin Friday morning with Chapel Worship at 10:30 a.m. The Orchestra & Wind Ensemble concert will lake place at 8:00 p.m. in Dimnent Chapel. Parents as well as students are welcome to attend for free. A l s o on F r i d a y night, one of Shakespeare's most popular plays, "Twelfth Night ", will be presented by ACTER. a London-Based group of highly acclaimed actors, as part of the Great Performance Series. Shortly after a continental breaklast in the DeWitt Center. President James Bultman will address issues pertaining to Hope's heritage and the college's mission for the future. "The purpose for this medium is to allow you [Hope College alumni and friends] to participate more fully in the life of the institution,"
Bultman stated in his Presidential Update. B u l t m a n will be s h a r i n g his thoughts about his visions of Hope in the future with both students and parents. M a u r a R e y n o l d s , D i r e c t o r of Advising, will then speak on grades, advising, and other issues. "We arc getting ready for second semester, it's a busy time right now and families are interested in what their students arc doing at Hope", Reynolds said. She will be followed by Dean of Students Richard Frost, who will express his thoughts on student development. The traditional Nykerk Cup competition begins at 8 p.m. Saturday night. Nov. 6, at the Holland Civic Center. Admission is free, and everyone is invited to watch the even and odd year teams compete for the Nykerk Cup in the areas of play, song, and oration. "Nykerk is a great opportunity for people to gel together and make friendships that will last all through their years at Hope," said Rand Arwady ('03), a Nykerk Moraler.
in it." In f a c t . B r o w n w a s so impressed with Hope that weekend that she transferred to Hope last y e a r f o r the S p r i n g s e m e s t e r . Brown is now an even-year song participant and is still excited about Nykerk. Even though she only participated in Nykerk one year, Brown has applied to serve as junior treasurer. She'll find out the results Saturday morning at the annual Nykerk breakfast. 4, I feel I missed out on the first year of Nykerk so I want to stay c o n n e c t e d to Nykerk for more than five weeks," Brown said. 44I really want to have a part in encouraging students next year to be
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Lori Brown ('02) visited Hope last November as a freshman at the University of Michigan to see her high school friend perform in the Nykerk even-year play. "I just loved the camaraderie" Brown said. "I loved that everyone worked together for a common goal. I was impressed with how many students were involved
some," said Charlie White ( 4 0 l ) , involved with it." '03 morale coach. T h e y ' r e just reNykerk is a competition in the areas of song, play, and oration be- ally dedicated to it." T h e song and play portions of tween the freshman and sophomore classes. It will be held on Saturday, the competition are a team effort, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. in the Holland while the final portion, oration, is an individual effort which carries Civic Center. Admission is free. Sarah Crisman ('03) went to the more pressure. Each of these porrally because her mom participated tions are given equal weight in fiin Song while at Hope and always nal judging. A f t e r having the u l t i m a t e talked about what a terrific and unique experience it was. Crisman's Nykerk experience, 1998 winning 4 upperclassmen friends also empha- orator Briony Peters ( 02) decided sized how fun Nykerk is and how to participate in song this year inmany new people they met while stead of watching Nykerk from the sidelines. preparing for the big night. "It's a really different perspec" I t ' s really fun b e c a u s e w e ' r e tive. I kind of feel like I ' m more there working, but it's not all work of a part of N y k e r k this year. because we do a lot of cheers, tell stories, and goof around," Crisman There's less pressure," Peters said. "There is pressure though because said. Although she is a music major, you don't want to let everyone Crisman stressed how great Nykerk else in your group d o w n . " Junior treasurer Kirsten Slotten is because not everyone is a music ('01), an odd-year song particimajor but they can all c o m e topant for t w o y e a r s , has loved gether and prepare a musical piece. working behind the scenes as a T h e f r e s h m e n and s o p h o m o r e member of the executive board. men in Nykerk have also worked "It gives you an overwhelming hard, preparing posters, skits, and sense of Nykerk spirit that tranthe play set for the women. " I ' m really excited because we scends your class or your event. It's really cool," Slotten said. have 18 guys and they're all awe-
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S O M E T H I N G N O T E W O R T H Y : The Odd-year song team finishes up its last week of rehearsals before the Nykerk Competition on Saturday, Nov. 6.
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Students and faculty GUEST COLUMN Sam Kanaan
Islam Explained Ol ihc many religions of ihe world, Islam is ihc mosl misuntlcrslood and lhal is partly due lo lis misrcprcscnlalion. There are few sources lhal iruly explain Ihe teachings of Islam and clarify ihe misconceptions surrounding il. Islam is essentially a combination of all previous religions, which means that a believer in Islam (a Muslim) also believes in Christianity and Judaism togelher with oiher religions. I was horn in Jordan and have roots and family in Palestine which happens to be where Jesus was born. I grew up in a house of tolerance where minds were open to all ideas. Keeping an open mi nd and looking at different opinions has always been a trend in the family. Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, are monotheistic; meaning thai they follow the doctrine or belief lhal there is only one God. Islam calls lhal one and same God "Allah." for which ihe literal translation is "The God." These three religions differ in the way their followers worship God-and"get close to him. The same thing applies lo Christianity, except there is a priest instead of a Rabbi. In Islam, a Muslim has a direel relationship with God. Muslims pray directly to him without ihe help or aid of anyone. That 1 s why I can practice all aspects of Islam here at Hope. We have a Mosque (Islamic Church), but are nol obligated to go for prayer: Muslims d o not need any special place lo conduct iheir prayers. In addition, Islam teaches the same code of ethics as Chrisiianily and Judaism. I share almost entirely the same ethics and principles with the
people here. The teachings of those three religions are very similar and I have no problem getting along with everyone, especially my dorm friends, since we all share the same set of morals. As a Muslim, I revere all the messengers of God from Moses to Jesus to Muhammed. I believe in Jesus just as I believe in Moses or Muhammed. Contrary to what some Westerners believe, M u h a m m e d is nol worshipped by Muslims. He spread the word of God, which Muslims believe was revealed to him from God through the Archangel Gabriel. All Muslims pray to the one and same God that Christians and Jews pray to. Islam has five pillars on which it rests. In other words, Islam has five basic beliefs which every Muslim must adhere to. They are: I: Absolute belief in one God and that Muhammed is his messenger. 2 : Prayer five times a day. 3: Fasting (abstaining from food, drink and worldly pleasures) during ihe holy month of Ramadan from sunrise to sunset. 4: Giving alms to the needy. 5 : The performance of pilgrimage to Mecca in one's lifetime if one can. Mecca is the city where Muslims believe Abraham buill the first ever house of worship. The word "Islam" is an Arabic word lhal means "Peace and Submission to G o d ' s will." We pray and do what is asked of us and refrain from prohibited deeds, while believing thai God is always there, that his mercy and forgiveness includes all creatures, and lhal his will includes all things.
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diversity on campus. The number of minority students, faculty, and staff members have been closely examined each year and Hope has made efforts to increase cultural awareness on campus. But discussion of diversity at Hope, a c o l l e g e run within the "context of the historic Christian faith," (according to Hope's mission statement) can become more easily debated when it comes to religious diversity. "If we accept a student into the college, we accept responsibility for all of that person," said Boyd Wilson, professor of religion. "Including his/her religious and spiritual needs." Many international students, who come to Hope with a religious background vastly different from the Christian majority, experience the reality of being a religious minority. "I don't really talk to anybody about my religious beliefs," Rupesinjhe said. "I never tell anyone, unless they ask me if I am (Buddhist). But if they ask about my beliefs, I will tell them." The campus continues to debate and d i s c u s s how C h r i s t i a n s on campus should inleract with those of other faiths. These questions are often raised in connection with world religion classes. "These are questions I ask every day," Wilson said, w h o teaches H o p e ' s w o r l d religion c l a s s e s . "What is the Christian attitude toward the faithful other? This goes back to the issue of pluralism. Do these other religions have no validity? And do we have something
"Mosl people at Hope are very important to learn from them? Do n a r r o w - m i n d e d — it's good for they have something important to people to know why people believe learn from us?" what they do," Hussein said. "I recWario Hussein ('00), an internaommend everyone take a world retional student from Kenya, grew up ligions class, or read some books. in a Muslim family, but was conYou can't condemn someone when verted to Christianity in Kenya apyou d o n ' l understand (their beproximately 10 years ago. liefs)." The area Hussein comes from is Hussein a l s o e m p h a s i z e d ihe approximately 99.9 percent Muspoint that many Christians are nol lim. He has had experiences as both even fully aware of their own bea religious minority and majority, liefs. "I believe that Jesus is the only "If you feel that what you believe way to heaven," Hussein said. "But is right, how I didn't becan you even comc a O n this campus, other religious try lo talk lo Christian others if you as a result beliefs are not accepted, they d o n ' l really of a n y o n e are hesitantly tolerated. understand convinc—Josh Spalsbury ('02) C h r i s t i a n i t y ing me to be a Christian. No one really preached to me." Hussein explained his conversion experience as something that happened slowly over a year. His family was not supportive of his decision, lo the point where his life was threatened. "They tried to c o n v e r t me by force and magic, and tried to poison my food. I lived with a foster family for five years," he said. Hussein h a s since r e c o n c i l e d many issues with his family. "Now we are good friends. The things they did to m e w e r e nol wrong a c c o r d i n g to their world view," he said. Hussein believes Christian students need to be fully aware of other individual's beliefs, before trying to force their own beliefs upon them.
"I think everyone should be given their own choice lo decide what religion they are regardless of the school's affiliation. I think the c a m p u s is pretty diverse 'Christian-wise,' but il would be nice to have other religions." —Lisa Arnsdorf ('03)
and w h a t il m e a n s , " he said. Religious diversity also includes those who are atheist or agnostic. "On this campus, other religious beliefs are nol accepted, they are hesitantly t o l e r a t e d , " said Josh Spalsbury ('02), an agnostic student. Spalsbury chose Hope College for its strong academics and a generous scholarship. He was aware of Hope's religious atmosphere before deciding lo come. "I have no regrets. 1 wouldn't w a n t l o be a n y w h e r e e l s e , " Spalsbury said. "There have been a few instances in which I have been told I am going to Hell. But for the mosl part, people will at least pretend to listen to what I am saying while thinking of their next evangelistic articulation."
Hope has focused on diversifying the campus in recent years. Should this include religious diversity?
"Yes, if they're going lo diversify the campus, they have lo diversify il in every way, whelhcr it's race or religion, and be accepting to all." —Ryan G a l l a s ( ' O I )
• Dorian Sorority • Arcadian Fraternity • Sibylline Sorority
• Sigma Sorority • Matt Parker from the Knickerbocker fraternity for driving the tractor! • VanderProv
"Il doesn't matter, because it's each s t u d e n t ' s c h o i c e what they want lo do." —Corey Adonitis (.'03)
"I don'l think so. I think the fact that this school is associated with the R.C.A. is something we should be proud of. Not lo say that the school shouldn't offer other viewpoints, but they don'l need to actively present different religious views." —Justin Savara ('01)
"Yes, it is important when they recruit p e o p l e f r o m d i f f e r e n t countries, lo realize that these people will also have different religions, so they should try lo cater to them here." —Gabi M a s h a b a ( ' O I )
A vote for the A r e a C e n t e r H o p e C o l l e g e c a n o n l y c l i n g to t h e i d e a that s o m e t h i n g positive will c o m e out of T u e s d a y ' s d e f e a t of the proposed Area Center. Holland T o w n s h i p residents struck a m a j o r b l o w to the H o l l a n d c o m m u n i t y w h e n they v o t e d d o w n a $ 2 8 m i l l i o n p r o p o s a l f o r a n a r e n a at t h e s u g g e s t e d s i t e o f Sixth Street and C o l l e g e A v e n u e . O n e c a n only w o n d e r what voters w e r e t h i n k i n g w h e n they halted an e f f o r t that would
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c o m m u n i t y than bad. O p p o n e n t s of the a r e n a w e r e o p p o s e d to t h e site w h i c h w a s o n c e h o m e to a d u m p . O p p o n e n t s a l s o c l a i m that several traffic p r o b l e m s could arise and would add more c o n g e s t i o n to a n a l r e a d y rapidly g r o w i n g city. All t h e s e a r g u m e n t s are m i n o r w h e n c o m p a r e d to the p o s i t i v e s that the c o m m u n i t y a n d the college w o u l d experience. H o p e w o u l d b e n e f i t in s e v e r a l w a y s f r o m a n e w a r e n a . The
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c o m m u n i t y events and hosts H o p e m e n ' s basketball g a m e s , h a s s e r v e d its p u r p o s e a n d n e e d s t o b e r e p l a c e d . T h e building went f r o m being h o m e y to dilapidated years ago. An Area Center w o u l d also be helpful for other college events, such as the annual N y k e r k competition. T h e H o l l a n d c o m m u n i t y w o u l d also benefit f r o m an Area Center. T h e arena would house c o m m u n i t y events and w o u l d help with d o w n t o w n c o m m e r c e and tourism. T h e a r g u m e n t s that o p p o n e n t s m a k e s h o w t h e y m i s s the b i g picture. A n A r e a C e n t e r w o u l d p r o v i d e a v a l u a b l e
of Pull explained
To ihc Edilor: The Pull is one Hope College iradilion lhal has had ils share of critics. Recenlly Dave Fleming ('00) shared his thoughts on the Pull, opinions that he has every right lo h(jld. However, his criticisms are those of an outsider - one who lacks a true understanding of what the Pull is and what the Pull means to ils participants. Critics of the Pull often accuse Pullers and Moralers of being elitist and psychotic. I would argue that they're simply passionate about an experience that the critics are incapable of understanding. Lacking understanding, they react from fear, and fear can lead to some amazingly silly opinions. Reading Fleming's letter, I almost thought lhal the " C h u r c h L a d y " from Saturday Night Live had written to the Anchor. The idea that the red shirts of the E v e n Year are linked to the devil makes about as much sense as the idea that Santa e q u a l s Satan. Blood may m e a n death to some, but lo others it symbolizes life. Fire is often associated with Hell, but does that mean the C h a p e l ' s " F e e d the F i r e " C D is
evil? Blood, fire, and the color red are merely symbols: images that can mean something to one person and the exact opposite to another. Understanding a symbol requires an understanding of the people who cherish it. Without this understanding, the critic's interpretation is less than meaningless. It reveals something about the critic, but nothing at all about the people or the event. Admittedly, the Pull and its participants can be hard lo comprehend. The Pull is something that's completely outside most people's realm of experience. As a Pull alumnus, I ' v e struggled lo explain my own passion to friends and family. The only way I ' v e come close is by showing what the Pull does lo every person who has been a part of it. Every year, 100 students at Hope get the opportunity to carry on a tradition that stretches back over a century; one that leaches lessons that cannot be learned in a classroom. Ideas like commitment, sacrifice, and family become more than j u s t words. T h r o u g h experience, Pullers and Moralers realize lhal their limits are illusions of the mind. They find that a determined heart
To the Editor:
23. The halftime presentation went over the allotted time due lo unforeseen circumstances. We were not aware lhal the annual festivities that have traditionally taken place during that lime would penalize our team. In order lo prevent this from happening again, SAC has amended the length of the Homecoming halflime program.
that c a n a n d h a v e b e e n w o r k e d a r o u n d . B a c k e r s o f the
On behalf of the Social Activities Committee, we would like lo extend our sincere apologies lo the Hope College community. As you might have heard, a delay of game penalty was given lo the Hope College football team duriifg the Homecoming game on Oct.
arena also w o r k e d hard to cut costs d o w n f r o m an original
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long ago. instead of the c o n t i n u e d w e a k a r g u m e n t s . T r a f f i c c o n g e s t i o n that w o u l d b e a result of the a r e n a w o u l d be n o different than traffic created by the C i v i c Center. T h e fact that the A r e a C e n t e r w o u l d be built on a f o r m e r d u m p c o u l d c a u s e p r o b l e m s , but t h e s e are issues
proposal of $50 million.
To the Editor:
Holland T o w n s h i p residents should have b a c k e d the A r e a C e n t e r . H o p e f u l l y s u p p o r t e r s w i l l still f i n d a w a y to prove t h e m w r o n g .
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Bill K i m ('99) 99 Pull t e a m
SAC members make apology for Homecoming
public service to the c o m m u n i t y . Supporters h a v e fought f o r 10 y e a r s t o g e t t h e a p p r o v a l t h a t s h o u l d h a v e c o m e
can reach past them and tap into reserves of strength they never knew existed. They discover who they are and what they can accomplish. T h e Pull is a c o m p e t i t i o n in which the Even and Odd Year teams are enemies. But when the Pull is over, both teams are left with a respect for the accomplishments and struggle of the other. The critic's eye sees the rivalry, and condemns the Pull for encouraging hatred. But the foremost motivation of a Pull team is not hatred. The proof of this lies in their actions. On Pull day, a little over a month ago, I watched the 0 3 Pull team in their moment of truth. Two hours into the Pull, coach Joel Neckers ('01) asked the Pullers throw one heave for a specific reason. It wasn't lo cause pain and it wasn't out of hatred. "Look into your Moraler's eyes," Neckers said. " D o this for her." The team took an incredible amount of rope on thai heave, more than they did on any other heave throughout the three hours. And they did it out of love.
I am always eager to see the new edition of the Anchor every week on Wednesday, but this past week I was extremely interested lo see it because of the events lhal had occurred on Friday and over the weekend. While Homecoming is always a big occurrence and much goes on around c a m p u s for it, the major event that weekend was the inauguration celebration for President James Bultman. An inauguration of a Hope president happens once every 12 years. After all, we have had merely 11 presidents at Hope in a span of 133 years. Needless to say, a student is very lucky should this event occur while he/she is attending Hope. This celebration was so important that the college gave the students the day off from classes, so that they would be able to participate. I feel sorry for my fellow students who did not take the opportunity to attend these "historical" events. They iruly missed out on something great. W h e n I got t h e A n c h o r this
Once again, we are sorry that our foolball team received a penally on account of our programming, and we assure you that we will do everything in our power to make sure this will not happen again. Beth H o f f m a n ('00) P a t K i n n e ('02) Traditional Events Committee
Wednesday, the first thing I looked for was the section on the inaugural celebrations, at least something lhal would be similar lo the numerous articles given lo the Pull. I was extremely disappointed lo find one article at the bottom of page one. This did not even rate as the top headline. It is an exceedingly short article when compared to "Tunnels on Hope's campus: fact or fiction?" There was hardly any mention of the prestigious colleges - Harvard, P r i n c e t o n , M i c h i g a n Slate, and many others - that sent delegates lo attend Bultman's inauguration. Dr. Richard Mouw, president of Fuller Theological Seminary, gave a marv e l o u s s p e e c h , the c o n t e n t s of which failed lo be mentioned at all in the article. Louis Canfield ('01), Carol Simon and Jo Ellen Parker's w e l c o m i n g r e m a r k s at the ceremony were not mentioned. These remarks were significant in that they connected the student body with the college and academic communities. Provost Jacob Nyenhuis giving Bultman the honorary degree and placing the presidential seal
around his neck lo declare Bultman the e l e v e n t h president were not mentioned at all. I am sorely disappointed lhal the Inaugural Ball was only given one or two sentences in the entire article. That was a night if you will forgive the much-used phrase - lo be remembered. These events were exciting and important to the college community, and this lack of recognition on the pari of the A n c h o r surprised and disappointed me. I usually hold ihe Anchor in high esteem and have even found il better than the Holland Sentinel in covering some events, but again, I am extremely disappointed in ihe coverage of this "historical" event. It seems to me to be a needless slight on our new president. In 10 or 15 years when someone looks back at old copies of the Anchor in the library. perhaps they will think that the events did not rale the same amount of coverage as the Pull or haunted dorms on campus.
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TlwAiii Inn is n i>niiliul »•/ tlmlcnl cjlati diul i\ fuiitlal ;//«• Hope College Sliuleni Dean of Students Richard Frost did not make the proposal that was reported in the Oct. 27 article, "Greeks (Vmv.'fi.w Appmpriaiiuns Conunillee. I*'lie is in ihc tuUmrare ciiciiiliii^etl, llinii^h dne in s/uu c liniilnlinns ihc Anchor IVSCIM S ilif ri^hl in eilil. The opinions enhhessed ill ihe have blindfold debale with Campus Life." The proposal was submitted by the Panhellenic and Interfraler(dilnrinl iiir solely ihose of ihc editor-in-chief Slorics Jmni ihc Hope College News Senice mc o proihici of ihc I'nhlic Rclniinns Olfit c One-year snhsi tiplions lo the nity Anchor Councils, areand was based on recommendations from both councils. Frost, Derek Emerson, and the nuiilohle for Sl< III' tescne the ri^hl lo accept or reject any advertising. Vol. I I 3. Issue 9
interim Greek Coordinator from last year. The proposal also did not recommend no blindfolding. The submitted proposal asked that bjindfolding continue to be allowed, with the understanding lhal accommodations can be made when necessary. This information was reported incorrectly in the Anchor.
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GUEST COLUMN Melanie Lofquist
A r t is all a r o u n d us While d i a l l i n g wilh s o m e o n e I had j u s l mel, I w a s asked. " D o you like a n ? " I was laken aback by this queslion. as ii w a s completely oul of ihe blue. I siammered oul something aboul how I was never good at drawing and never liked sludying painlings. Only after Ihe conversation did I begin lo ponder whal I consider a n and whether or not I like it. Although we often forget, art can be found in the traditional academic activities that w e spend so much lime on while in college. Writing papers and reading literature are ways I daily engage in art. Even extensions of the classroom, such as writing for the Anchor, are ways I express myself through art. A n is not something you find only in DePree. 1 am good at and enjoy writing and making scrap books, and in high school 1 was good at playing the oboe and performing with the Hag corps. All of these are art. When you sing along to your favorite M T V video when Hipping channels, write a paper for biology class, o r present a speech to your sociology class, you are being creative and engaging in art. The beauty of art is that it encompasses so m u c h in our world that there is probably some form of art you enjoy. You might admire the changing colors of the leaves or ihe sunset over Lake Michigan. You might really enjoy decorating f o r Christmas. M a y b e you really enjoy reading the daily comics.All of these things are art because they deeply affect us emotionally in some way. They inspire us or they repulse us. T h e y make us happy
or sad. They make us laugh out loud or they make us want to punch a wall in anger. * Knowing how art affects you is something that you only gain with experience. That is one of the reasons Hope includes the arts as part of its core requirements. T h e concept is a good one. is encourages people to study areas they w o u l d n ' t be exposed to otherwise. However, this requirement makes art, like everything else in our college careers, something we are forced lo do. T h i s often causing us to care more aboul the final grade than the process we went through to get there. We need not take an art class to encounter arl. All you have lo do is turn on the radio, listen attentively to the beat and rhythm of the music and allow yourself to be moved by it. Or walk through the Pine Grove a little slower, taking the time to really look at, listen, smell, and feel the arl that surrounds you. Be less concerned with what you have to know for your final exams. Life is not about gelling a 3.95 C P A but it is about living, which art helps us do. Art can entertain us, help us relieve stress, and allow us to cope with specific events in life. W h e n I think about how powerful arl has been in fulfilling those roles at different times in my life, 1 realize how much I like art and how much I need it in my life. When I was asked, " D o you like art?" what 1 should have answered was, "Yes. I love art. D o e s n ' t everyone?"
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PIPE D R E A M S : Dr. Huw Lewis of the music department will be among the performers in the Orchestra and Wind Symphony on Friday, Nov. 5. The event will take place at 8 p.m. in Dimnent Chapel.
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T h e Hope College Orchestra and Wind Symphony will o f f e r a variety of musical styles and will feature performances by Hope faculty on Friday, Nov. 5. "This will be a tremendously exciting concert," said Steven Ward, director of the W i n d S y m p h o n y , which will play first in the concert. T h e S y m p h o n y will p e r f o r m a variety of pieces, including Percy Grainger's " D u k e of Marlboro Fanf a r e " and a n e w piece by Frank Ticheli, who is described by Ward as "in the f o r e f r o n t of A m e r i c a n music." They will also perform a piece c o m p o s e d by Leonard Bernstein, " P r e l u d e , F u g u e , and R i f f s , " f o r j a z z ensemble and solo clarinet. A new member of the Hope Faculty, Kristin Ward, will perform the
solo. T h e second half of the concert will feature the Hope College Orchestra, directed by Richard Piippo. T h e orchestra will present works by F r a n c i s P o u l e n c and A n l o n i n Dvorak. T h e Poulenc piece is one of his most popular compositions. " T h e work s u c c e s s f u l l y j u x t a poses elements of intimate lyricism to romantic drama," Piippo said. It will feature Dr. Huw Lewis, w h o is an organist and professor of music. O n e of t h e o t h e r w o r k s , by Anlonin Dvorak, is described by Piipo as "a relaxed work, abounding in Czech feeling." T h e piece is based on C z e c h folklore and dance rhythms. "The music that the e n s e m b l e s are performing represents a wide range of style and will be very exciting, as well as a wonderful op-
portunity to hear faculty m e m b e r s f r o m the m u s i c d e p a r t m e n t performing wilh the ensembles," Ward said. The Symphony and Orchestra are made u p of a variety of students. "The m e m b e r s are students from all the areas of study at Hope College," Piippo said. "This includes music majors and non-music majors. T h e students at H o p e have the opportunity to continue their interest in the musical aspects of their lives by taking part in the various m u s i c a l e n s e m b l e s at H o p e College." Both directors agree that the concert will be a wonderful event and encourage students lo attend. "It should be a terrific evening," said Ward. T h e e v e n t will t a k e p l a c e in Dimnent Chapel at 8 p.m. Admission is free.
intermission brief K n i c k e r b o c k e r T h e a t r e a n n o u n c e s fall f i l m series T h e Knickerbocker Theatre fall series will begin on Friday, Nov. 5 and will run until Friday, Dec. 10. The first film, " T h e Dinner G a m e , " is a French farce with that centers around a g r o u p of upperclass executives that amuse themselves by holding an "idiot dinner." Each of them must invited the biggest idiot they can find lo be their guest. "The Dinner G a m e " will run from Friday, Nov. 5 until Thursday, Nov. 11, with shows at 7 and 9 p.m. "The King of M a s k s " will run Friday. Nov. 12 and Monday, Nov. 15, through Friday. Nov. 19. It tells h o w an old magician, who is desperate for a successor, buys a young apprentice girl on the black market and ihey b e c o m e close. S h o w s will be 7 a n d 9 p . m . nightly. T h e third film. "Life is Beauliful," will be shown on Wednesday, N o v . 24 a n d M o n d a y , Nov. 29 through Thursday, Dec. 2. The story follows a Jewish family's experience during World War II, tracing the story of a husband w h o woos his w i f e to the hor-
rors the family faces as they are sent to a concentration camp. T h e film will be shown at 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. nightly with the exception of Thursday, Dec. 2 w h i c h will not have a 7 p.m. showing. T h e final film "Buena Vista So-
cial C l u b , " is a documentary that f o l l o w s A m e r i c a n m u s i c i a n Ry C o o d e r as he rediscovers j a z z artists in a small club in Havana, Cuba. T h e film has showings at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. nightly f r o m Friday, Dec. 3 to Friday, Dec. 10. \
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• N y k e r k C u p C o m p e t i t i o n at 8 p . m . at the H o l l a n d C i v i c Center. • S A C m o v i e " A n Ideal H u s b a n d " at 7 p . m . 9 p . m , a n d m i d n i g h t in W i n a n t s .
Students prepare for protest
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W r i t e your own column Writing a column is nol as easy as most people ihink. It's a loi ol pressure. I spend minutes remembering carloon shows 1 walehed as a kid or aclion figures lhal I losl in some Iragic circumstances. And don't even gel me started on how to apply those things to what's going on around Hope's campus. Sometimes it's so difficult to gel the "Hope Connection" in a column, that I don't even bother. Instead I just rant and rave about my childhood for a while. To give you. the reader, a chance to see what it's really like to he in the driver's seal of an Anchor column. I thought that 1 would let you write your
own. Yes, it's the first ever. "Write your own column" feature. When my family went on car trips as a child, my parents would give my sister and I "Mad Libs," litlle books where we could fill in our own words to make a humorous story. This column works with the same idea. Keep track of each of your answers to make your very own Anchor column. Share it with your friends. Laugh at it in Phelps. Send yourself hate letters to the editor, or pay your roommate to call you with threats of physical harm. Now you know what it's like to write for the Anchor.
Insert your title here I was reading the C a m p u s Safety Report, and was Kvorh ending in -ed) to read about another 2(adjective) incident on campus. This time, a 3(noun) was left in 4(hiiildinLT on campus) . causing the fire alarm to activate. Hope's 5(group on campus) were loo busy 6(vcrb endinii in -ing) 7(plural noun) to respond. A number of 8(plural noun) that were 9(verh ending in -ing) in their 10(anolhcr plural noun) . had to evacuate the building. One 11 (noun from #5) had the misfortune of leaving the building wearing only 12(noun) . This makes me 13(adjective) . How could something like this happen at Hope? Remember back in Mfurade in elementary school) . how things were different? Wc were more concerned with 15(title of a cartoon) than 16( verb from #9) . The goings on in the life of 17(characler\ name from cartoon in #15) were the most important focus of life. What has happened to those innocent, carefree days? Why are we. as students, wandering around I S(place) . worrying about l9(noun) . 2()(another noun) . and 21 (adjective) classes? Wc should 22(vcrb) our concerns and live life to the fullest. Focus more on 23(noun) than on the future. Enjoy life right now. We should not rely on 24(noun from #3) to get a sense of life. That's 25(adicctivc) . I don't know about you. but I'm going to go back to watching 26(cartoon from #15). Things are always 27(adjective ending in -er) in the world of 2S(place where the cartoon from #15 takes place) anyway.
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Injustice, torture, guerilla warfare. terrorist action. Most people believe that these things are unjust, but they are rarely willing to sacrifice themselves in the name of justice. One group of Hope students is willing to face the potential of fines and imprisonment that accompany civil disobedience, all for what they believe. The group will be traveling to a military base in Georgia to protest United States government funding of a military training school that teaches terrorist action to Latin American soldiers through an institution c a l l e d the S c h o o l of the Americas. T h e S c h o o l of the A m e r i c a s (SOA) is a military training school, originally located in Panama, but moved to Fort Benning, Ga. SOA is specifically designed to train soldiers of Latin American countries in guerilla warfare, torture, and terrorist action. Soldiers come to the United States to be trained, then rejoin the military in their native countries. SOA has produced soldiers who rise to b e c o m e dictators in their countries, most notably M a n u e l Noriega in Panama. Oscar Romero, a notable Arch Bishop in the Catholic church was assassinated by SOA trainees. The human rights organization SOA Watch says that S O A graduates "have committed numerous atrocities, including massacres of entire communities, rapes, torture, and disappearances'." Rachel Kathleen G a z d a ( ' 0 2 ) first encountered the influence of the School of the Americas as a part of her May Term in Mexico. As part of her studies of social justice in Latin America. Gazda and other students heard first-hand of the d a m a g e that t h e U n i t e d Stales' influence can have ^ on other nations. "Wc saw how the Uniled Slates puts the third world in s i t u a t i o n s t h a t we think they s h o u l d be i n , " said G a z d a . " T h e Uniled Slates has a lot o bearing on other countries." S O A is o n e e x a m p l e of the United Slates' extension of power that a n u m b e r of p e o p l e feel is wrong. " T h e S c h o o l of A m e r i c a s is here," Gazda said. "It's in America. It's hurting other people." Gazda and the other members of the trip were moved by the testimony they heard of the SOA atrocities and decided to do something about it. " N o w that we've been exposed, we asked ourselves, what can we do? How can wc make a difference?" Gazda said. The students decided to make a trip to Georgia to participate in a yearly vigil and march of people dedicated to the eradication of the SOA. Currently, 13 students and faculty members are planning on being a pari of the Nov. 19 to 21 protest. On Nov. 8, the group will speak with a SOA Watch volunteer who is coming to Hope to train the group in non-violent protest, includ-
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C I V I L D I S O B E D I E N C E : Protestors rally to end the government's support of Latin American violence and brutality training. ing role-playing situations and dis- some members of the group have cussion of decisions on participa- committed to crossing the line altion lhal each person will have to ready, while others are indecisive. 'T t h i n k that it is s o m e t h i n g make. The Hope students will also [crossing the be trained in how l i n e ] that I to deal with mili•SOA was established in Panama in will do," tary p o l i c e and 1946, with t h e original p u r p o s e of G a z d a said. how to act peacetraining U.S. Personnel. " I t ' s a little fully if they are •Later, it was refocused on training scary thinkacted upon in a soldiers from Latin American ing about it, violent m a n n e r . nations t o fight rebel communist but so many O n c e the stuforces. people have dents reach •In 1984 t h e school was moved t o paid with Georgia, they Fort Benning. Ga.. t o train soldiers their lives. I will receive furof Latin American nations as a part wonder what ther training beof American foreign policy interests. is six months fore the event. •SOA costs U.S.Tax payers roughly of my life if The protest $4 million a year t o run. m a ny other will begin with a ' e ' s v i g i l , then a SOA research by K u r t Koehler P c 0 P lives are march - a sort of funeral procession commemorating spared. Hopefully we are close to those who are known to have died closing the school." Lori Jean Irvine ('00), another at the hands of soldiers trained by studenl planning to engage in the the SOA. protest, shares a similar sentiment. The protestors will ihen reach a "It is important that I take steps line on the ground, the separation between public and private ground, in being active about whal I learn." where an important decision will Irvine said. "Civil disobedience is be made. They can stop there something lhal is downplayed. We an don't think about it except in his^ c o n l ' n u c 1 0 protest, or cross the line to move tory books, but it is an important closer to the facili- experience." After their protest. Gazda and the ties. Crossing the other students hope to organize a line is an act of group on Hope's campus to discuss civil disobedience issues of social j u s t i c e like the and does present the School of the Americas. possibility of arrest and "I feel lucky that I have these legal p u n i s h m e n t of heavy opporlunities to stand up for someines and jail time. Each student will have to decide thing," Gazda said. "To have a voice for his or herself whether the line is for the Latin Americans who have worth crossing. Gazda shared that no voice in the United Stales."
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things as health insurance, retirement funds, and tuition remission. This remission means that full tuition is not charged to children of faculty and staff members if they attend a college in the G L C A . "The total compensation package we get is very good," said Huw Lewis, associate professor of music and head of PIC. "It's so good that it's the total c o m p e n s a t i o n package which has moved us into the midpoint. In terms of salary alone, we don!l do so well." Improving the total compensation that a faculty member receives (las been a priority since former president John Jacobson took office in 1987. The goal that he and other administrators set was to raise Hope to the midpoint in the G L C A . "That's a hope and expectation that we will be able to increase faculty salaries," Nyenhuis said. "We have an excellent faculty. We would like to have our salaries be as comparable as possible." Although some faculty believe
that achieving equality in salaries said. "The faculty is concerned as don't look at it very often, because in the academic world is possible, much as the administration because it's irrelevant." T h e d a t a r e l e a s e d by t h e gaps still remain in relation to those they don't want this to be burdenC h r o n i c l e for H i g h e r Education some." in other professional fields. Heisler also noted that money is also showed that male faculty mem"What happens is that we are a part of two groups," said Herbert not the reason that many faculty bers consistently earned more pay m e m b e r s than their female counterparts by D e r s h a m, around 10 percent. COIIIC tO head of the "It would probably reflect years Hope. Computer cellentfaculty. We W? have of experience," Nyenhuis said. "If 1 Science dewe were hiring men and women in w o u l d ve our salaries be p a r t m e n t . would like similar departments with similar exlike to of" W h a t as compa ble as possible. perience, they would get the same f e r s a l a would be —Jack Nyenhuis pay. It's rare that you have everyr i e s t h a t looked at as P r o v o s t would be thing identical." appropriate w Nyenhuis said that when a faccompetiin the comulty c o m m i t t e e found significant tive p u t e r sciin the field," he said. "What my g e n d e r d i s c r e p a n c i e s in pay 15 ence group would be out of line at strategy has to be is looking at those years ago, they look steps to corHope." who would come to Hope for rea- rect this matter. One of the problems that admin" O u r goal is to provide equal sons other than money." istration has consistently run into compensation to men and women Herbert Martin, associate profeswhen considering a faculty raise is at comparable stages in their casor of b u s i n e s s a d m i n i s t r a t i o n , where to obtain that money. reers," he said. "One of the concerns of PIC is agrees. Lewis believes that Hope should *i think it's true for a lot of the that the current faculty line item in continually be evaluating all current the budget is that changes upwards faculty that they would make more issues, and taking opportunities to in that are produced primarily by in the nonacademic world," Martin increases in student tuition," Lewis said. " T h e y know that, but they address any concerns.
CENTER f r o m I former dump site, and it is several blocks away from major traffic arteries. Also, some residents wish to keep the area rural. "If you consider 10 years later we don't have anything approved, it has to be disheartening," Nyenhuis said. "There is no plan B that will be
immediately followed." Hope's pledge, which won't be collected, contributed to the $8 million in private funds that the Joint Building Authority was looking for. "The real energy of this wasn't c o m i n g f r o m any g o v e r n m e n t body," Renner said. "It was the pri-
vate sector that brought it back and breathed life into it." The college, which has always been interested in partnering with the community in projects, has no other plans for a gymnasium center like this. "This is really nowhere on the
college's list of priorities," Renner said. The dream for some, though, still goes on. "My impression is that the vision is still there. The big question is how will it be realized and when," Nyenhuis said.
takes action," he said. According to section 18.0 of the Student Handbook. Hope "reserves the right to impose additional sanctions" to those imposed by judicial proceedings of violations of local, state, and/or federal laws. "When we feel satisfied with the process of the investigation, we'll move forward," said Richard Frost, Dean of Students. The situation remains under investigation, Frost said. Frost declined to comment on any actions that may be taken. "There's no hurry because every-
one wants it to be done accurately," Renner said. " "We want to protect the rights of the students. T h e stakes are very high, [and] the consequences could be great," he said. Hope may be dealing with deviation from three college policies: general s t u d e n t c o n d u c t , G r e e k p o l i c y and t h e s t u d e n t - a t h l e t e policy. "I respect the students' rights to be considered innocent until there is e n o u g h i n f o r m a t i o n to m a k e other decisions," Frost said. Both Laura Parsons ('00), presi-
dent of the D e l p h i s , and Brent Merchant ('00), president of the Fraters, declined comment on the situation. Other alcohol related incidents also happened this weekend. On Saturday, Oct. 30 at 2:58 a.m., a student was taken to Holland Hospital "for apparent alcohol overdose," according to Public Safety reports. "We had a number of incidents that happened this past weekend," Frost said. " W e ' r e investigating them as we would all other incidents."
PARTY f r o m I place, the suppliers of the alcohol and organizers of the party. Hope College has released a statement saying that "We...are cooperating fully with the Allegan County Sheriff's Office in its investigation. The college is also aggressively conducting its own investigation." Tom Renner, Director of Public Relations said there is nothing more that the college can do until all the facts are found. " T h e key to this is the Sheriff department's reports. There has to be a basis for which the college
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The scrcen saver on men's baskelball coach Glenn Van Wieren's compuler reads, "Striving for Six." Thai s ihe goal for Van Wieren and ihe Hope College m e n ' s baskeiball leam as they begin iheir season. The Flying Dutchmen have won ihe past five conference lilies. 'We're at ihe poinl where we feel, with our program, that it's realislic lo win another championship." Van Wieren said. "I think that's the goal that a lot of people have right now." The Flying Dutchmen won ihe Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic
Association lille last year with a 15II o v e r a l l r e c o r d , 10-4 in the league. While the title was ihe t e a m ' s fifth consecutive lille, and I3lh in Van Wieren's 22 seasons as head c o a c h , ihe c h a m p i o n s h i p d i d n ' t come without ils challenges. Hope started ils M I A A season with a 3-4 record, before winning eight of its last nine games and sealing the title. "We have a lot more answers this year, than q u e s t i o n s like a year ago," Van Wieren said. "We have a good leam and we feel ils lime to get on wilh it and get going." Van Wieren will begin the season wilh a 15-player roster, the most
he's ever had on the team. The only players H o p e lost to graduation were all MIAA first leam member Pal Stegeman ('99) and all-MIAA honorable mention Chris VanderSlice ('99). Leading returners for the Flying Dutchmen include starters Mark Bray ('99), Craig Veldman ( ' 0 2 ) and Ryan Klingler ('01). Klingler led Hope in scoring at 16.2 points per game, while Veldman averaged 11.8 points per game. " T h e key thing for us will be chemislry, how we come together," Van Wieren said. "If we leave our egos at the door and become selfless, i f our guys can say 41 don' l care
who gets credit, let's g o out and win,' we're going to be a very good leam." Van Wieren's biggest concern lies in the post game, which will miss VanderSlice's 9.3 points, 7.0 rebounds per game, and leadership. T h e only p l a y e r r e t u r n i n g wilh heavy post experience is Kyle Maas ('01), as Kevin Van Timmeren ('00) missed most of last season with a thumb injury and Brian Paul ('00) saw limited action. "We're very encouraged by the guys we've got there. They're looking forward to the challenge," Van Wieren said. " W e ' r e a very deep leam, but we will be relying on our
leadership." The Flying Dutchmen will begin their s e a s o n at the C o r n e r s t o n e Classic on Friday, Nov. 19 and Saturday, Nov. 20. Van Wieren expects Defiance, Calvin and Albion to each make strong runs at ihe conference title. "Once again we probably aren't g o i n g to be p i c k e d to win (the MIAA). I don't know and I don't care, because 1 know we're going lo have a good leam," Van Wieren said. " I like the make, I like the ability, and I like the chemistry of our team. It's going to be an exciting team, we have good quickness and good athletes."
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The Flying Dutchmen are refocusing on some different goals since Saturday's 20-14 loss to Albion. "Our goal is to play well every w e e k , " said head football coach Dean Kreps. That goal is a slight change from the t e a m ' s previous o b j e c t i v e of reaching the playoffs. Last week's loss to Albion ended that dream. "It hurls in thai sense." said J.D. Graves (*01). The defeat was closer than the 440 blowout that Albion handed them last year. " W e ' v e closed the gap on them, bin not all the way yet," Kreps said. Hope has narrowed the margin so much that this year they statistically o u t p e r f o r m e d Albion in overall yards, 422 to 357. The difference was the Flying D u t c h m e n ' s three turnovers and two big Albion plays:
a screen pass that went 75 yards for a touchdown and a 99-yard kickoff return that also turned inlo a score. Despite the lurnovers, the Flying Dutchmen were down only 17-7 entering Ihe fourth quarter. Hope players and coaches never fell they were out of the game. " T h e f u n n y thing is, we were right in il until the end," Kreps said. "We could have pulled it out." From Graves' perspective the loss was sealed on one late game play. Grave's made a throw lo wide rec e i v e M i k e G l e ( ' 0 1 ) that w a s tipped and inlercepled by Albion, killing a Hope fourth quarter drive. "I really fell we'd go down there and score. Then the ball got lipped and their guy was there and it just dropped inlo his arms," Graves said. "The ball didn't bounce in our favor and that just happens somelimes." Graves completed 20-of-43 passes for 342 yards and two touch-
downs. He also rushed for 28 yards on 15 attempts. The performance raised his total offense for the year lo 2,031 yards, a Hope single season record. W h i l e G r a v e s broke a record. Mall Handzo ('01) is closing in on one. Handzo is second in all-lime receptions (87) and receiving yards (1,238). Bill Vanderbilt ('87) holds the both records wilh 107 receptions and 1fc560receiving yards. Graves, Handzo and ihe rest of the team will have the opportunity to add to their season statistical totals this Saturday at I p.m. againsl Olivet, a game Kreps warns his leam will have to be motivated for. "Olivet is fighting for respect. Il m a k e s O l i v e t ' s s e a s o n to beat H o p e , " Kreps said, i t m a k e s Kalamazoo's season lo beat Hope. W e ' v e got to g u a r d a g a i n s t let down." The Flying Dutchmen will face Kalamazoo on Nov. 13.
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BIG HIT: Hope linebacker Matt Bride (*01) rises after sacking the Adrian \s quarterback in the Flying Dutchmen ys 38-15 win on Oct. 23. Hope lost to Albion, 20-14, making the Flying Dutchmen ys hopes for an MIAA title slim. Hope will next travel to Olivet on Nov. 13 at 1 p.m.
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The w o m e n ' s volleyball t e a m pulled together and made an impressive showing at the Midwest Invitational, last weekend, finishing third w i n n i n g three out of four matches. The Flying Dutch began their weekend with a three game victory over Wittenberg, Ohio, 15-5,15-5,
15-9,lo avenge an earlier loss in the season. "There's a lot of history between us and Willenberg b e c a u s e they knocked us out of the N C A A tournament last year," said head coach Maureen Odland-Dunn. "Because of that, we were motivated to beat ihem and we played really well. In fact, I think il was one of our best matches of the season." The team's next match againsl
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Hanover, Ind. proved lo be more three (15-10, 15-9, 15-11) and in challenging than they'd expected. turn lake home third place. "It look us a game to get them While they pulled it off in the end, il look them five long games to do figured out, but from then on we just so. 13-15, 15-8, 11-5, 16-14,15-13. a t t a c k e d t h e i r w e a k n e s s e s , " "Il should have been an easier Odland-Dunn said. F o r the win than first time in il w a s , ** her y o u n g OdlandWe've played them (Calvin) collegiate D u n n three times this season and career, said. "But Martha we w e n t beat them once. If we play L u id e n s in wilh again, the mentally stronger ( ' 0 3) was the m in d team will win. n a m e d to frame that â€” M a u r e e n O d l a n d D u n n the all-louril was goH e a d Volleyball C o a c h n a m e n t ing lo be a team. w a l k in "She was the p a r k . I was proud that we pulled il off just unstoppable againsl DePauw," Odland-Dunn said. " A s a player, though." In the third match, the Flying she's made the necessary adjustDutch suffered iheir only loss lo a ments and started to make fewer Mount St. Joseph team who weni and fewer errors. Right now, she's on lo become tournament champi- really confidant." The Flying Dutch will head inlo ons. "We played well in the game we the MIAA tournament at Calvin on Friday wilh a record of 17-17. look f r o m t h e m , " O d l a n d - D u n n "Calvin is seeded first in the toursaid. "But they're a good leam and they do smart things. We would nament, and if we meet them it'll be in the finals," Odland-Dunn said. have had lo play our best." In the consolation match against "We've played Ihem three limes this a strong DePauw, Ind. team, the season and beat ihem once. If we Flying Dutch recovered from a first play again, the mentally stronger game loss (8-15) lo win the next leam will win."
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