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M a t t Oosterhouse C A M P U S N E W S EDITOR

The Hope College community will have the opportunity to spend an evening immersed in, an assortment of global cultures at the international variety show, Images: A Reflection on Culture. Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the International Relations Club and the office of International Education, I m : ages will feature performances in the Knickerbocker Theatre by students from an array of ethnic backgrounds. Of the acts that will take place on the theatre's stage, some of the most notable are skits on crosscultural communication; various songs; a Japanese skit; an international fashion show; dances from Vietnam, including a Vietnamese hat dance; and collaborative dances between cultures. Amy Otis, director of international education, is helping organize the event and is excited to see what the participants will bring to the stage. "It's not just one person from one culture doing something," Otis said. "It's a mix of American and international cultures learning about and interacting with each other's cultures." In conjunction with Images, Phelps Dining Hall will be hosting an internationally themed dinner from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday. For those not on a meal plan, the cost is $5. Although Images is a free show, a goodwill offering will be taken to raise funds for Monaco Youth Group, a Kenyan nonprofit youth organization based in Nairobi. Monaco Youth seeks to create employment for youth by creating self-sustaining projects, to serve as an example for the youth in the community and to physically and socially improve the living communities in Kenya. Three Kenyan graduates of Hope, Leecox Omollo ('02), Kathleen Ludewig ('05) and Nixon Omollo ('06), are on Monaco Youth's board of directors. Images is certain to be an educational and entertaining time, Otis said. "For the International Education office (and the IRC), (Images) is the highlight of the fall semester," Otis said. "We see that students are really excited about learning about different cultures." Following Images, there will be an after-party in the Kletz, featuring DJ Peter Pan ('08).



S H I N E L I K E T H E S U N — The Hope College class of 2 0 1 0 " s o n g g i r l s " hold up one of t h e ir m u l t i p l e props, a sun, in t h e Nykerk Cup C o m p e t i t i o n on Saturday n i g h t . Even Year Nykerk was v i c t o r i o u s over Odd Year t o earn t h e coveted Nykerk Cup. M a t t Oosterhouse C A M P U S N E W S EDITOR


After a tough loss last year, the Hope College class of 2010 earned the coveted Nykerk Cup in victory over the class of 2011 before a standing-room-only crowd at the Holland Civic Center on Saturday. The Nykerk Cup Competion, an integral part of Hope's Par-

ents' Weekend, is a battle of the arts between the sophomores and freshmen, in which both sides engage in song, oration and play. Judges then determine an overall winner, but do not reveal individual results. The sophomore play, "Cinderella," was written and coached by Erika Oglesby ('08) and Calista Peterson ( ' 0 8 ) and featured a Hope twist on a classic fairytale. Casey Splinter ('10) played Prince

Charming, Katie Roesslein (MO) played the wooden shoe-wearing Cinderella and Holly Johnson ('10) played the Fair Dutch Mother. The sophomore song, "Annie: Choral Highlights," was coached by Chelsea Stephenson ('08) and Lauren Stacks ('08). The song, in addition to singing, involved numerous motions as well as multiple props which the singers hid under their clothes until the props

were needed. Stefanie Brenner ('10), an assistant coach for and participant in the sophomore song, admitted that their nine-minute song, "Annie," proved to be a challenge. "We had a lot of tricky props and motions in our song which made it more difficult," Brenner said. "We had more motions than props, but our props were implemented very well." SEE NYKERK, PAGE 2

Rise in MMC vandalism, misuse reported M a t t Oosterhouse C A M P U S N E W S EDITOR

The Hope College administration has become concerned about the rise of vandalism in and general misuse of the Martha Miller Center. What prompted a second look at a seemingly minor issue was a suspicious act on Oct. 23 when, according the Campus Safety, a student was observed taking a Foof Chair out of the M M C . While the student was located and the chair was returned, the issue has raised concern over a misuse of a facility that is popular among students, not only academically, but also socially. In the past year, there have









been eight separate vandalism or improper-use incidents that have occurred in the M M C . One of the most serious incidents occurred on May I, when an African mask was stolen from the M M C . During the fall 2007 semester, the reports continue to pile up. On Oct. 22, a Plexiglas tabletop podium was found broken, and two days earlier, a tack board in the M M C regarding multicultural life was found defaced. In addition, Alfredo Gonzales, dean of multicultural life and associate provost, and other members of Hope's administration have become aware, via pictures from the social networking site

tion, multiFacebook, cultural life of incidents "We want this place to be and internawhere stuheavily used by students, and tional edudents have cation. we are delighted that stuused the "We want cushions dents can use it freely!' this place to from chairs - Associate Provost be heavto slide ily used by down the Alfredo Gonzales students, stairwells and we are and have delighted that students can use also used the Foof Chairs to perit freely. However, over the last form various stunts that involve year and a half, we have seen inj u m p i n g forcibly onto the Foof creased acts of vandalism in the Chairs. building by students." Gonzales Gonzales, expressed his consaid. "There have been just a secern at the misuse of a building ries of issues." that serves the students in the S E E VANDALISM, P A G E 2 areas of languages, communica-

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PARENTS'WEEKEND ESSAY WINNER ANNOUNCED T h e winner of the first annual Parents* Weekend Essay Contest w a s announced at the President's Breakfast during Parents' Weekend on Saturday, Nov. 3. The winning essay was submitted by Emily Feldhake f 11) o f P i c k f o r d . F e l d h a k e ' s essay w a s selected f r o m a m o n g m o r e than 30 entries and w a s written about the life lessons she has learned f r o m her father, Martin Feldhake. Emily Feldhake w a s presented with a $250 gift certificate f r o m the H o p e - G e n e v a Bookstore and Martin Feldhake received this y e a r ' s Family Anchors Award. Presented by the O f f i c e of Alumni and Parent Relations and the Hope Fund, the Parents' Weekend Essay Contest provides students with an opportunity to recognize a parent, guardian or extended family m e m b e r w h o s e presence, endeavors, dedication and care h a v e contributed to his or her personal development and academic success.

SPEAKER TO DISCUSS FEMALE AGGRESSION Author Rachel S i m m o n s will present an address on girls' social aggression and its prevention on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel. Admission is free. S i m m o n s is the author of "Odd Girl Out: T h e Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls" and " O d d Girl Speaks Out: Girls Write about Bullies, Cliques, Popularity and Jealousy." Her media appearances include " T h e Oprah Winfrey Show," "Today," "Dateline N B C . " and N P R ' s "Talk of the Nation," and she has been profiled in publications including " T h e N e w York T i m e s , " and "Washington Post." Lifetime Television developed a film based on " O d d Girl Out." Her talk has been organized by Holland Public Schools' West Middle School. A book signing will follow the presentation at approximately 8:30 p.m. Copies of S i m m o n s ' books will also be available for p u r c h a s e the night of the event.

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T h e s o p h o m o r e oration w a s delivered by Robin Baker ('10). B a k e r ' s speech, entitled "A Second G l a n c e " focused on how strength can be found in the trying times of life. Baker related this theme with the difficulty of dealing with her m o t h e r ' s death and h o w she used that painful experience to help her throughout her life. "All of our experiences shape who we are. They are a part of us and cannot be left out. When w e hide these aspects of ourselves we are puzzles with missing pieces," Baker said in her speech. "Take a second glance. Use all the pieces of your life, the good, the bad, and the broken to complete your puzzle."

b e r s of t h e 2 0 1 1 Nykerk play, " O u t s i d e t h e B o x , " hold p o s e s at t h e f i n i s h of one of t h e i r choreographed dance numbers that was Incorporated Into t h e play.

O d d Year In contrast to the m e n ' s Pull teams, the Hope College N y k e r k competition participants have m u c h more camaraderie between competing teams. Working for t w o hours a day, six days a w e e k , both 2011 and 2 0 1 0 w o r k e d hard, practicing long hours and trying their best to achieve excellence. R u m o r has it that the s o n g girls are j u d g e d not only on their p e r f o r m a n c e during the song, but also during the entire rest of the N y k e r k Competition. T h r o u g h out the entire three-hour perfor-


The a c t o r s were dressed In various c e r e a l box c h a r a c t e r costumes. PHOTO BY A N N GREEN

m a n c e , they are required to sit absolutely still, wearing smiles on their faces. " O u r lips went n u m b , and our backs ached. It w a s really painful - I c o u l d n ' t wait until w e could relax," said Rachel Sikkema ( M l ) , a s o n g girl. T h e 2011 song girls performed "Splish, Splash," a Bobby Darin classic. Their performance received a standing ovation from their freshman supporters. More than 80 girls were involved with each team's performance. "I absolutely loved the experience," Sikkema said. " I ' l l definitely do it again next year, and I ' m a little sad that it's over. While

w e were performing, I c o u l d n ' t believe that it was finally the actual thing - w e had practiced it so m a n y times. It w a s a weird feeling w h e n w e realized that it would be last time that w e ' d be singing it." Sara Saavedra ( M l ) performed her oration " T h e Secret to D e m o c racy," and spoke on the virtues of America, the steps that must be taken to maintain it and the virtues and importance of voting. The freshman play was titled "Outside the Box," in which the characters were different cereal mascots such as Tony the Tiger and Snap, Krackle and Pop. T h e play followed the characters' journey to discover the "cereal knappers" who

had stolen cereal from Phelps. Odd Year play girl Aimee Barigian ( M l ) , w h o played " W h e a t " of Frosted Mini Wheats, said "I really liked the energy that w e had. I had a lot of fun and the people w e r e a w e s o m e and the coaches w e r e great. During the performance, I was really worried because there were certain times where w e all had to be in certain places, and I w a s unsure that I would be able to get into place in time. But I did - w e all did." T h e official winner of the 2007 73rd N y k e r k C u p w a s the 2010 team, but both teams took away a unique experience - o n e that they will always remember.

Rise in MMC vandalism, misuse raises concerns about security • VANDALISM, from page 1 have been just a series of issues." Gonzales said that it is within the p o w e r of the students to properly use the resources that are made available to them. *'1 want students to use this building but to m a k e effective use of the building," Gonzales said. "I guess I w o u l d ask, ' h o w can students help us to treat the facility with r e s p e c t ? ' "

According to Gonzales and C a m p u s Safety Sgt. C h a d Wolters, should the vandalism continue, action might h a v e to be taken to ensure proper use, such as limiting access after academic hours, hiring s o m e o n e to patrol the building at night or, in the worst case, installation of video monitoring equipment. *'1 would not want to do that or for that to h a p p e n , " Gonzales said. "I see most students using the facility correctly, w h e t h e r studying


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Janet Chandler murder case comes to end Amanda Gernentz STAFF WRITER

On Jan. 3 1 , 1 9 7 9 , a horrible act of violence occurred in Holland. After 28 years, justice has been served. Janet Chandler was a senior at Hope


College in 1979 and was only a few months male employees, including Swank, formed a plan to "teach (Chandler) a lesson." from her graduation when she was sexu"Chandler was going to be taken to a guest ally assaulted and murdered. Chandler, 23, house where she would be beaten and sexually worked as the night clerk at the Blue Mill Inn assaulted," VanLopik said. in Holland. Her roommate, "It was understood that she Laurie Swank, was the motel was going to be killed. The manager at the time. There " / t was understood security guards planned to was a strike going on at the (by the suspects) that cover up their scheme by local Chemetron Corporation she was going to be calling the police about a chemical plant and there 1 fictitious robbery of the were extra security guards killed (that night)! motel and the abduction of staying at the Blue Mill - HPD Detective Sgt. Chandler by the robbers." during the strike. In the guest house that Rumors spread that David Van Lopik night. Chandler was raped many of the female emby several guards and stranployees at the Blue Mill had gled several times until she had passed out. begun to form sexual relationships with the A couple of the female employees witnessed older security guards living at the inn. these events, including Swank. When the m e n " S o m e of the guards became intimate were done raping Chandler, Robert Michael with the motel manager, other desk clerks Lynch, one of the security guards, strangled and the housekeeping staff... many of the reher to death. By her own admission. Swank lationships were sexual and non-monogamous was present when Chandler died. Lynch, in nature," Detective Sgt. David VanLopik said along with another guard, Anthony Williams, in his 11-page affidavit on Sept. 19, 2006. According to Swank, Chandler was having drove Chandler's body nearly 40 miles south and dumped her in a snow bank alongside sexual relations with several of the guards Interstate 196. A snowplow driver found her and began spreading rumors about frozen body the next morning. them in order to "instill jealousy" The police, misled by the fictitious report among them. of robbery at the Blue Mill Inn, stopped the On the night of Jan. 31, 1979, several of the security guards, investigation. S E E CHANDLER, P A G E 4 along with a couple of the fe-


California recovers from fires Allison H o f f m a n ASSOCIATED P R E S S W R I T E R

SAN DIEGO ( A P ) — T h e football stadium where thousands of displaced residents sought refuge has closed as an evacuation center, symbolic progress against wildfires that menaced Southern California. Once sheltering more than 10,000 people, Qualcomm Stadium closed Oct. 26. Norman Graczyk, who spent four nights at Qualcomm with his wife and their four sons, was packing up to head back to their apartment complex in Ramona. "We're kind of tired of staying here," said Graczyk, 43, as his sons played with a stuffed soccer ball near the two tents that had been the family's refuge. "We want to go home and rest." San Diego County was the region hardest hit by the firestorms that began Oct. 20. Thousands of evacuees have been trickling back to neighborhoods stripped bare. The lucky ones found their homes still standing amid a blackened landscape. Thousands of others are not so fortunate. Robert Sanders relumed to a smoldering mound that once was his rented house in the San Diego neighborhood of Rancho Bernardo. "I've lost my history," Sanders said. "All the work I've done for the past 30 years, it's all destroyed." Among the structures threatened was the Palomar Observatory. Crews were clearing brush and lighting back bums around the landmark observatory, said Fred Daskoski, a

spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The observatory, home to the world's largest telescope when it was dedicated in 1948, was not in immediate danger, said observatory spokesman Scott Kardel, who had been evacuated but was in contact with staff who remained. To the southeast, the Witch Fire, which destroyed more than 1,000 homes, was churned its way toward Julian. The town of 3,000, nestled in the rolling hills of a popular applegrowing region, was under mandatory evacuation. East of San Diego, firefighters also were trying to keep flames from Lake Morena, which is surrounded by hundreds of homes. The flare-ups underscored the wildfires' continuing threat, even as crews made rapid progress. "Until you get a control line around each and every individual fire, there's a potential of them blowing out anywhere," Daskoski said. Fires have raced across 490,000 acres. They were fanned by Santa Ana winds that produced gusts topping 100 mph. Of the 1,800 homes lost so far, 80 percent were in San Diego County. The property damage there alone surpassed SI billion. Still unsettled is whether the San Diego Chargers will play their home game against the Houston Texans at Qualcomm on Sunday. Mayor Jerry Sanders said the stadium should be ready but indicated the decision will be made by the NFL and the team. S E E FIRES, P A G E 4

Students frottt California readt "My family is from central California and we were not hit at all from the fires. Thank God. ...The fires were really tragic for people who lost their homes. The news showed th'at San Diego was burning down. It literally was burning to the ground. San Diego is one of the nicest areas in California and that saddens me that it is almost destroyed." -Aimee B a r i g i a n ( ' l l )

"I know a lot people whose friends and family are being evacuated. It's a scary situation. The families and firefighters all need our prayers...some rain wouldn't hurt either." -Daniel Cox ("10)

"Thankfully no one I know lost their home, but my heart really goes out to those who did. I thank God for the strength and effort of the fire fighters, without whom many more people woult have been injured and many more homes lost." -SuziKnowles('09)

"When 1 was younger, my parents explained the fires bestto me: 'Sometimes we need them to clean out the landscape.' The most unfortunate part of the disaster was that so many people's everyday lives were affected by i t The landscape will renew itself, but those people's lives are foreverchanged." -Mary Goad ('08)


Don't use faith to divide, says Howard Dean Alex Quick STAFF W R I T E R

"Democrats and the Christian Community are divided, but there is a lot we have in common," former Gov. Howard Dean said as he opened his speech in Haworth Conference Center Oct. 29"I did not come to convert you, but if I did, it was the Lord's work," he said. The Democratic National Committee chairman's visit was not to announce new policy or launch attacks. Instead, Dean aimed at healing the relationship between the DNC and the evangelical Christian community by highlighting their common goals and explaining the some of the dividing points. His visit was sponsored by the Hope College Democrats and had been in the works since this past spring. In an interview. Dean said that some of these common goals included trying to find a way to end the crisis in Darfxir, resorting to war only when all other options have been exhausted and promoting equal opportunity and responsible environmental stewardship. Dean also stressed that among younger evangelicals there was a growing desire for less confrontation by politicians in government and more cooperation — something that the Democrats were more willing to do than the governing Republicans. When asked about what role faith should play in politics. Dean responded that it should play a large part; faith and values, he said, show what kind of person a candidate or office holder is. "People vote based on who you are, not just a 75-page platform," Dean said. At the same time, he cautioned that faith should not be an issue used to divide people. Dean said that people of faith were not excluded from the rank and file of the Democratic Party. Currently, the party has a faith outreach office staffed with seven people and the current chief of staff of the party is an evangelical minister. Dean told the stories of two pro-life congressmen, highlighting the fact that people with views that strayed from the Democratic norm were also allowed. The governor said such moral dilemmas are faced throughout the party. In the end, ''your god has to be your guide," Dean said. According to Dean, the gap between the evangelical and S E E DEAN, P A G E 4



MUKASEY NOMINATION TO CONTINUE OUT OF COMMITTEE 2007 DEADLIEST YEAR IN IRAQ TO DATE WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee prepared to advance Michael Mukasey's nomination to be the nation's 81 st attorney general after two key Democrats pledged to support him because he promised

to enforce a law against waterboarding if one was enacted by Congress. The senators' support for Mukasey was enough to give him the majority vote on the committee needed to advance the nomination, essentially eliminating the chance that the

nomination be killed in committee. Many Democrats oppose Mukasey for refusing to say that so-called waterboarding, an interrogation technique that simulates drowning, is torture and illegal under domestic and international law.

. BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. military on Nov. 6 announced the deaths of five soldiers, making 2007 the deadliest year of the war for U.S. troops, according to an AP count. Five U.S. soldiers were killed Nov. 5 in two separate roadside bomb attacks, said Rear Adm. Greg-

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b l a m e d for killing three people, a 52-year-old m a n in Tecate along the M e x i c a n border and a c o u p l e in E s c o n d i d o . Their bodies w e r e discovered in the charred remains of their hillside h o m e . Border Patrol agents also found f o u r charred bodies in w h a t w a s believed to be a migrant c a m p east o f San Diego, near the Mexican border. Medical examiners w e r e trying to determine their identities and w h e t h e r they had died in a fire that destroyed almost 100 h o m e s . In Orange County, local authorities, the FBI and the Bureau o f Alcohol, Tobacco and Fireanns w e r e investigating a fire that destroyed 14 homes. It w a s believed to b e started by an arsonist. Associated Press writers Elliot Spagat.




Lindlaw, Gillian Flaccns. Thomas Watkins. Jacob Add man, Chelsea J. Carter. Jeremiah Marquez and Robert Jahlon contributed to this report.


VanWylen houses masterpiece


THIS WEEK IN ART Friday Concertante


Great Performance Series

David Moore

7:30 p.m. Dimnent Chapel


Safe and secure in the beautifully finished basement of the Van Wylen Library, Hope College houses a masterpiece. The college knew of the painting's value and recently reappraised it for insurance reasons, due to the risks o f transporting such a work to the exhibition of Hague School Artists at Calvin College. During the reappraisal, Andrew Lick ( ' 0 4 ) from the Leslie Hindman Auction house of Chicago, 111. conducted research that not only led to rediscovery of the piece's increased value, but its distinctiveness as a work of art. Hendrik Willem Mesdag (1831 -1915), the painter of Hope College's "Marine (Return from Fishing)", was the one of the artists within the Hague School, if not the school's most prominent artist. William Mayer, local artist and Hope College professor of art, said, " M e s d a g is the favorite son (of the Hague School artists)." The Hague references a group of Dutch artists from the late 19th century that produced images of local landscapes and the daily activities of fishermen. His most famous piece, " M e s d a g Panorama" (produced in 1881), resides in The Hague near his home. Hope College's "Marine (Return from Fishing)" was one of Mesdag's successful paintings and may have been painted from his favorite beach at Scheve-

Saturday 11/10 Concerto/Aria Auditions Wichers Auditorium, 1 2 p.m.

Kara Sauerman, soprano Wichers A u d i t o r i u m , 6 p.m.

Kailey Schroeder. violin Wichers A u d i t o r i u m , 8 p.m.

Travis Kingsma Band with We Know Jackson Park Theater, 7 : 3 0 p.m., $ 5

Monday 11/12 Jack Ridl VWS: Marjorie Agosin Knickerbocker Theatre, 7 p.m.

Jazz Combos Concert Wichers A u d i t o r i u m , 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday Jazz Combos Concert

Wichers A u d i t o r i u m , 7 : 3 0 p.m. PHOTO COURTESY B I L L MAYER

H I D D E N T R E A S U R E â&#x20AC;&#x201D; " M a r i n e (Return f r o m Fishing)," by Hendrik W l l l e m Mesdag, Is an Imp o r t a n t w o r k b o t h for Its historical significance and Its distinctiveness In t h e Hope's collection. ningen, according to the Rijksmuseum of Amsterdam. Mesdag submitted "Return from Fishing" to the renowned Salon exhibition in Paris in 1904. It is one of his largest paintings at approximately 32 inches by 62 inches, thus adding to its distinctiveness. The painting depicts a scene in late 19lh century Holland; it is now a charming document of old ways. The ports of Holland have always been shallow, so keeled boats were impractical for the harbors. In the late 1800s, fishing boats were keel-less with remov-

able fin boards that lifted once in shallow water. "Marine (Return from Fishing)' 7 depicts a horseman wading through the waves to meet a fishing boat and tow it onto shore, a regular practice of the day. Mayer noted that it w a s fascinating to see how such a simple, documented moment is now a jewel in the college's collection. "Historically it's an interesting painting because of the school, because of how beautiful it is, the colors in it, the luminosity of the painting ... but also it is telling a story that is fascinating as well,"

said Mayer. "We are so pleased to be able to showcase this wonderful painting from Hope College's permanent collection of artwork, and are thankful to the people in the Department of Art and Art History that helped make the loan possible," said Joel Zwart, director of exhibitions at Calvin College. The painting can be seen at the "Between Nature and Nationality" exhibition at Calvin College. More information on this exhibition and the Hague School is available at http://www.calvin. edu/news/releases/2007-08/denhague.htm.

Music fraternity inducts prof ( H O P E ) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The students of the Hope College chapter of the national Delta Omicron music honorary society have honored Dr. Huw Lewis of the music faculty with induction as a Chapter Patron. Lewis, a professor of music and college organist, received the honor on Friday, Nov. 2, as a surprise during a concert in which Lewis performed the world premiere of an organ concerto by talented composer Benjamin Boyle. The college's Alpha Chi chap-


ter of Delta Omicron nominated Lewis for the award for the way that he represents the national organization's mission of supporting excellence in music and musicianship. "We nominated Dr. Lewis for this honor because we as a chapter felt he takes the ideals of Delta Omicron to heart and represents them to the students at Hope College," said Tyler Racey, a senior from Ludington who is the chapter's secretary. " H e desires for his students to attain the highest

possible achievement as musicians and embodies them himself as a scholar and performer." It is the first time that the college's chapter has nominated a Chapter Patron since the chapter was chartered in November 1972. The Hope chapter consists of 17 student members and the group's faculty advisor, Linda Strouf. Lewis has been a member of the Hope faculty since 1990. In addition to playing for all formal college functions, he teaches organ and th'eory.

Have you Read?

B o o k : The Boys 1 Borrow A u t h o r : Heather Sellers Genre: Poetry

"I love poems that are clear, direct, g e n e r o u s and personal. I like to feel like I ' m in s o m e o n e ' s house, poking around u n s u p e r v i s e d , " said H o p e College English professor and published author Dr. Heather Sellers. Sellers' new book, " T h e Boys I Borrow," w a s released Thursday, Nov. 1. T h e book contains a series of narrative p o e m s that tells "the story of a marriage with step-kids and in the b a c k g r o u n d , people trying to cook dinner and beat ' Z e l d a , ' " Sellers said. T h i s is not the first time Sellers has had work published. Previously published are a book o f short stories entitled

Lewis is a renowned performer both nationally and internationally. The concert on Friday, Nov. 2, was presented as part of the college's annual Parents' Weekend and also was the fifth and final performance of the 2007 Skinner Organ Rededication Series at Hope. The concert featured the world premiere of Boyle's "Concerto for Organ and Orchestra" which the college commissioned.


CONCERTANTE TO PERFORM On Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Dimnent Chapel, the eminent chamber group Concertante, which is comprised of six virtuoso string players, will perform, "a wide array of repertoire ranging from works by established masters to less commonly performed composers," according to the Great Performance Series website. As solo performers, each member has won major national and international music competitions. Concertante has performed on some of the world's foremost stages including New York's Carnegie Hall, London's Royal Festival Hall and Shanghai's Grand Theatre receiving excellent reviews from renowned publications. Presently, Concertante performs regularly at Merkin Hall in New York City and is the Resident Chamber Music Ensemble of the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts in Harrisburg, PA. Concertante's program for the Dimnent Chapel performance this upcoming Friday consists of Richard Strauss' Capriccio, Op. 85. Arnold Schoenberg's Transfigured Night for string sextet. Op. 4 and Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence. For more information contact DeVos Ticket Office at (616) 395-7890 or email at

Julie Kocsis reviews Prof. H e a t h e r Sellers' latest b o o k

" G e o r g i a Under Water," a c h i l d r e n ' s book called " S p i k e and C u b b y ' s Ice C r e a m Island A d v e n t u r e , " three books of poetry and three books on the art o f writing. As influences for her writing. Sellers n a m e s writers Sharon O l d s and N a o m i N y e , p h o t o g r a p h e r Sally M a n n , m e m oirist and musician A m y Fusselman, and also the state of Florida. Sellers is currently w o r k i n g on a m e m o i r titled " F a c e s First," w h i c h discusses her r a r e ' inability to recognize p e o p l e ' s faces, k n o w n as prosopagnosia. " I have walked past m y best f r i e n d s

on the street, failed to find them in restaurants and missed my own mother at the airport," Sellers said. All o f Seller's books are available to purchase on her website as well as at R e a d e r ' s World Bookstore on River Ave. in Holland. To check out a list o f Dr. Seller's books, biography and blog, log o n t o her website




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NOVEMBER 7 . 2 0 0 7




In pursuit of knowledge to generation. Traditions are also essentially

excited for m y traditions . It s e e m s as though yesterday w a s m o v e -

any event or concept w h i c h is repeated. If the value o f the e v e n t or e x p e r i e n c e exists

in day. In a few m o m e n t s it will be N e w Year's Eve. In a c o u p l e o f hours it will be

in the fact that it is passed on and repeated,

spring break, and t o m o r r o w I will be enter-

then it can be considered a tradition. I will n e v e r forget the time my family

ing a classroom to take m y last final e x a m o f the year. S o m e t i m e s these simple realities

s p e n d s together every y e a r searching for that

scare me. W h e n I am r e m i n d e d o f the cer-

extra-wide, super-perfect C h r i s t m a s tree. I will a l w a y s r e m e m b e r the countless

tainty o f c h a n g e and the speeding fast pace o f life I s o m e t i m e s gel a bit flustered.

s o m e t h i n g that is passed o n f r o m generation

Emily Papple


the first s n o w o f the year to m a k e a s n o w man, h a v e a snowball fight and go ice skating: these are m y traditions. M y traditions really help m e through life's crazy changes. It is easier t o f a c e c h a n g e w h e n e m b r a c ing traditions. W h e n recalling past m e m o ries and creating n e w m e m o r i e s through traditions, I a m able to b e excited and energized to f a c e the fiiture. Regardless o f h o w m u n d a n e y o u r traditions m a y seem, r e m e m b e r one of your favorite traditions this week. A s college stu-

I d o take c o m f o r t in k n o w i n g that it is

C h r i s t m a s - t r e e hunts, g a r d e n - f r e s h to-

times I stayed up half the night giggling with

m a t o e s , h o m e m a d e s n o w m e n , first d a y s o f school, Fourth o f July f a m i l y e x t r a v a -

m y little sisters, talking and fighting for the

not only m y

g a n z a s , m i d - s u m m e r c a m p i n g trips and ice

soft spot on the hard ground in the tent. I will n e v e r stop looking f o r w a r d to

an u n i m a g i n a b l y fast pace. It is c o m f o r t i n g to k n o w that others feel as t hough s u m m e r

c r e a m socials . . . these are a f e w o f m y

spending the Fourth o f July with my f a m -

slipped a w a y and with the blink o f a n eye

f a v o r i t e things. M y m o s t b e l o v e d m e m o -

ily — w a t c h i n g fireworks and sitting in the

we are rapidly a p p r o a c h i n g the C h r i s t m a s

sun. I will n e v e r forget these m o m e n t s be-

season. I also k n o w that it is m o r e than j u s t this

learned that Chicago is the most cajfeinated found it difficult to believe that more than 70 percent ojthe 40,000 people interviewed

ries reside in these m o m e n t s , in t h e s e traditions. Traditions? H o w can garden fresh t o m a -

life that js racing f o r w a r d at

dents racing quickly into the oblivion of the future, traditions are one w a y we can survive c h a n g e a n d r e m e m b e r the past. Emily was awestruck city in the United

c a u s e it is in these m o m e n t s — these tradi-

connection to others that helps m e through

toes and h o m e m a d e s n o w m e n b e considered

tions — that m y most valued m e m o r i e s are

the craziness o f life — through the fast


vested. As the seasons c h a n g e , the leaves turn colors and the s n o w begins to fall, I get

p a c e d days, w e e k s and years. I k n o w the actual reason I c a n ' t wait for

M a y b e s o m e o f these things

s e e m trivial.

But a tradition is not only



this week when she



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to caffeine.

40,000-year sentence for Madrid terrorists unnecessary, absurd ethically and socially.

the stench and bacteria.

ulous, a testament of the sheer stupidity of

However, it is absurd that such sentences are given to h u m a n s found guilty of terror-

40,000 years in prison is absurd globally and even more so in Spain. Granted, the con-

the j u d g e s involved, for if the technicalities

ism. Granted, terrorists such as that deserve a

cept is that this human will never be able to

of such a long imprisonment are brought up within the Spanish judicial laws where,

certain number of years in prison; the wildest

lifetime of imprisonment in order to prevent

w o r k off the debt he owes to society, and will

I might add, no m a n can be imprisoned for

and most outrageous is the 40,000-year sen-

them from future killing and mass murder,

therefore never walk freely among us again,

more than 4 0 years, regardless o f their crime.

but in essence, it is not logical to give such

but 40,000 years is as grand and fictional as

Therefore the 40,000-year sentence given

a sentence to another h u m a n being—40,000 years. Think about what it means to give

Dr. Evil's demand for a "billion million ga-

will never be applied. If the terrorists survive the first 40 years, we will see them walking

To t h e E d i t o r s : A few days a g o on Oct. 31, three j u d g e s in Madrid, Spain found several terrorist suspects guilty and sentenced each of them to a

tence given to three of the terrorists. First and foremost, b y no means d o I approve of such terrorism. I condemn it, refuse its presence and loath its supporters and followers. T h e terrorism that occurred in Spain, similar to the events of 9/11, is unacceptable

such sentence . . . the person will die and

jillion fafillion. shabablu million yen" from the world in order to save them from some-

decompose in that cell. We would need to send his fellow inmates Lysol to get rid of

thing. Yet this sentence in Spain is more ridic-

freely down a street in Madrid. So what is the use of such a sentence? -George P. Khoury ('09)


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NOVEMBER 7, 2 0 0 7


Yellow Wallpaper Rachel Lackey

n o t h i n g is p e r m a n e n t . It p r e s e n t s a world w h e r e c h a n g e is u n a v o i d a b l e and constant.

In the c o u r s e o f a f e w hours I m e t D o y l e , a struggling m u s i c i a n f r o m out o f

T h e insecurity o f it all c r o w d s m e and I

state j u s t p a s s i n g t h r o u g h . We talked a b o u t m u s i c and traveling, and he had n e v e r

feel u n c o m f o r t a b l e in m y o w n skin. T h e m o n o t o n o u s routine o f school b e c o m e s

Much has changed

w e e k s . T h e leaves h e r e o n c a m p u s h a v e

career, o f f e r e d m e a S u d o k u p u z z l e f r o m

I d i d n ' t k n o w w h e r e I w a s h e a d e d , but I w a n t e d to be a l o n e — w h e r e no one k n e w

his n e w s p a p e r to k e e p m e o c c u p i e d while 1 a t t e m p t e d to d o c u m e n t m y s u r r o u n d i n g s

m e — s o m e w h e r e all m y o w n . 1 landed in

on the napkin in f r o n t o f me. I felt m o r e

W e h a v e t u c k c d a w a y the flip flops, sent

a c o f f e e s h o p far f r o m Holland, far f r o m m u n d a n e , far f r o m familiar. 1 left the hours

like m y s e l f in this u n k n o w n place than 1 had in a l o n g t i m e in the c o m f o r t s o f m y

h o m e the b a t h i n g suits and settled into the

o f writing m y L i f e v i e w p a p e r and m y

realization o f N o v e m b e r . A u t u m n is a visual

S u r a h s o f Q u r ' a n r e a d i n g t u c k e d a w a y in

in all His creation d u r i n g this t i m e o f year. T h e air j s c r i s p and the stress o f m i d t e r m s is still lingering in o u r b u b b l e o f security.


haven o f clarity and solitude. T h e air h e r e is d a m p and I am sure w e are n o w teetering on the c u s p o f winter. S o o n the s n o w will c o m e and o u r world will

Reality Check E i g h t a.m. classes are not m y f a v o r i t e

M a k e s o m e time to be a local, not j u s t a s t u d e n t — y o u r sanity m a y d e p e n d o n it. Rachel Lackey is an English majorfrom

b r e a t h - t a k i n g o r a n g e blanket to w e l c o m e

feel a s if w e ' r e inside the g a m e , a t t e m p t i n g

s t u d e n t s into the library. T h i s , of c o u r s e , w a s not w h a t a l a r m e d

t o e s c a p e t h e real life all a r o u n d us. Let's be honest—pornography


really are being real. But in all reality, w e ' r e not fooling anyone. The masks w e wear make things


growing problem


m o r e c o m p l i c a t e d than they need to be.

Rather, it w a s the g r o u n d s c r e w w h o


w h a t really is p o r n o g r a p h y ?

It's a w a y to

S p a r i n g p e o p l e ' s f e e l i n g s is not an e x c u s e

t h e m — w a s so rudely l e a f - b l o w i n g a w a y

e s c a p e t h e insecurities o f real life dating, a w a y to b e c o n f i r m e d as a m a n without the

to lie. R u n n i n g f r o m your p r o b l e m s will not m a k e t h e m diappear. 1 k n o w the term

possibility o f rejection. O r take reality T V for e x a m p l e . Reality T V i s n ' t reality at all. It's p e o p l e getting

" b e r e a l " is s o cliche, but I j u s t w i s h H o p e

this exhibit o f G o d ' s h a n d i - w o r k . I d o n ' t b l a m e the g r o u n d s c r e w for it n e c e s s a r y to p e r f e c t reality. It's p e r f e c t l y natural for trees to shed their leaves, and

trees are c h a n g i n g , the sunrise is a bit m o r e g o l d e n and


H o p e C o l l e g e students are

b u n d l e d u p in fluffy, c o z y sweaters. O n e m o r n i n g last w e e k , I w a s b a s k i n g in m y early m o r n i n g delight as I w a l k e d to m y class at Van Zoren, w h e n s o m e t h i n g a l a r m e d m e . O u t s i d e o f the library t h e trees had turned a brilliant o r a n g e .


a burnt o r a n g e , or a y e l l o w - o r a n g e .


w a s o r a n g e in its purest f o r m . T h e delicate

in our society.

We think w e ' r e

fooling e v e r y o n e into b e l i e v i n g that w e

— o b l i v i o u s to the natural beauty b e f o r e

s o m e t h i n g r e f r e s h i n g a b o u t the c r i s p m o r n i n g air, especially in the a u t u m n . T h e



and i m p r o v e d reality.

d o i n g their j o b , but I w o n d e r w h y w e see

any. means,


nature o f video g a m e s , d e m a n d i n g g r a p h i c s that look m o r e like real life. We w a n t to




own home. A s m y anxiety c a l m e d and the n e w blend o f c a f f e i n e w a s getting a c q u a i n t e d

leaves, tiny and fine as they w e r e , had dri bbl ed all o v e r the s i d e w a l k , l e a v i n g a



d o w n t o w n or the c o f f e e s h o p o n U S 31.

From the Inside Out Ashley DeVecht


p l a c e — t h e p l a y g r o u n d on 15th, the b a c k c o m e r of Hcrrick Library, the art m u s e u m

Davison, Michigan. She finds that coffee shops provide the perfect remedy to writer's

m y b a c k p a c k o f obligation.


that the s h o p w o u l d be a g i f t t o m y s e l f — a

s o m e o n e t o listen to his story. M a r t i n , a m i d d l e - a g e d m a n b a l a n c i n g f a m i l y and his

n o t e b o o k and a pen a n d started driving.

fallen a n d flooded the ground with rich color. 1 think it is i m p o s s i b l e t o ignore G o d

but I d o n ' t k n o w if I w o u l d h a v e s u r v i v e d had 1 not e s c a p e d . 1 d e c i d e d right then

his parents and h o w he n e e d e d s o m e n e w friends. He w a s n ' t l o o k i n g for a d v i c e , just

1 felt t h e walls in m y house, t r a p p i n g m e in, like if 1 d i d n ' t get out right t h e n — maybe 1 never would. I grabbed my

in the past few

i m p o r t a n c e o f the secret place 1 had f o u n d . 1 w a s f r e e f r o m m y life for just a f e w hours,

school student fighting to k e e p h i m s e l f in school and out o f j a i l . H e told m e about

time. Last w e e k I r e a c h e d a b r e a k i n g point.


with my b l o o d s t r e a m , I b e g a n to realize the

h e a r d o f H o p e C o l l e g e . I met Jesse, a high

a p p a r e n t b u t irrelevant all at the s a m e


students would be geniune, honest and

paid to lead dramatic, s e x - d r i v e n lives. A n d

fully present. M a y b e d o i n g t h o s e things w o u l d o p e n o u r

clearly t h e y h a v e n o p l a c e t o g o but the

yet w e i m m e r s e o u r s e l v e s in that w o r l d .

e y e s to a b e a u t y w e w e r e f o r m e r l y u n a w a r e

g r o u n d . Part o f the natural life cycle of a tree includes leaves d y i n g , disintegrating

W e p u t o u r s e l v e s in their shoes, n o t t o gain a n e w p e r s p e c t i v e b u t to flee f r o m o u r o w n

o f — a b e a u t y f o u n d in i m p e r f e c t i o n . A t first the fallen a u t u m n leaves s e e m like an

a n d regenerating. But s o m e p e o p l e find that c y c l e unattractive a n d s o we paint a

p e r s p e c t i v e , o u r o w n b o r i n g lives. So w h a t m a k e s us s o a f r a i d o f reality?

i n c o n v e n i e n c e , m u d d i n g u p the s i d e w a l k . A t a second g l a n c e the leaves are a n

n e w r e a l i t y — o n e that d o e s n ' t involve dead

We think if w e ignore life it will go a w a y .

e l a b o r a t e carpeting r e m i n d i n g u s o f G o d ' s

leaves. As a society w e s e e m t o h a v e trouble

We think o u r lies and the lies on top o f that and the lies on t o p o f that are all s p a r i n g

with r e a l i t y — I ' m u n s u r e if it's a f e a r or a n affixation. W e o b s e s s o v e r the realistic

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West Michigan goes to the polls Local school district unveils bond proposal Brittany Ryzenga GUEST WRITER

Zeeland Public Schools Superintendent Gary Feenstra gave a presentation on the Zeeland Public Schools bond issue at the Howard Miller Community Center in Zeeland last Thursday. The proposal, introduced last year, includes a new early childhood center for kindergartners, renovation of the existing early childhood center for use by preschool and child care programs, purchase of instructional technology for every classroom, ten new school buses and renovation of parking and traffic layouts at two elementary schools. Feenstra said the school district is bring : ing the proposal back to voters because the economy was so bad last year and that they expect more positive outlooks this time around. The proposal will cost $19.75 million but can be financed without increasing the district's current millage rate of 6.63. Zeeland Public Schools gained 123 new students this year. Because of continued growth, Feenstra hopes to create more space for the students in order to maintain a small and beneficial environment. "We pride ourselves on the safe feeling we create for our children and parents in our district," Feenstra said. The new early childhood center, the largest investment proposed in the bond, is aimed at having all 500 kindergartners under one roof. There are 15 classrooms spread among three "villages" or pods, which all branch off from a middle plaza. The new format is intended to have the students feel

as though they are in their own building, while inside of an even greater building. " T h e village concept gives the one-onone feeling to the students even though they may be in a building with 400 to 500 other students," Feenstra said. "It is very conducive for learning and safety, along with many other positive aspects." Feenstra's goal is to inform the c o m m u nity that while Zeeland Public Schools is continuing to grow, it is clear the space and availability of materials is not. The bond also proposes technology upgrades throughout the schools that is not necessarily instant, but a slow process of replacement. While the presentation may have been deceiving for the ten audience members at the presentation, Feenstra and Zeeland Public Schools have already spoken to over 100 people since August. Many community members attend the presentations to show their support. Melinie Cappello, whose two daughters attend Lincoln Elementary School and the current Early Childhood Center in the district, strongly favors the opportunities the bond can create for her children, as well as others. "Zeeland is a great school district," Cappello said. Cappello explained she moved to her current residence so that her daughters could attend the Zeeland schools. The election was Nov. 6 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The bond proposal failed to garner enough public support to pass, losing 53 percent to 47 percent.

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ELECTION '0?: Bv the numbers HOLLAND


Mayor Albert H. McGeehan 5 5 % (2,929 votes) M y r o n F. T r e t h e w a y 4 5 % (2,397 votes)

City C o u n c i l W a r d 2 Jay Peters 6 5 % (381 votes) O r l a n d o Estrada 3 5 % (203 votes)

City C o u n c i l W a r d 6 David E. Hoekstra 6 9 % (581 votes) Ronald A . C h a v e z 3 1 % (259 votes)

ZEELAND Mayor Lester Hoogland 6 7 % (1,164 votes) J a c q u e l i n e C. B o r d n e r 3 3 % (566 votes)

Public Schools $19.75 Million Bond Proposal


No 5 3 % (2,084 votes) Yes 4 7 % (1,846 votes)

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Volleyball finishes second in MIAA

Saturday Nov. 10 Men's & Women's S w i m m i n g H o m e vs. Albion at 1 p.m.

Football Away vs. Wisconsin Lutheran at noon

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After a final-round loss lo Calvin College in the MIAA loumament, the Hope College volleyball team's season met an end. However, the season was not unsuccessful in the eyes of its players. In regards to accomplishing some of their preseason goals, captain Mandy Novak f O S ) said, "Just going all out and working as a team. We were working up to this point being a team." In working as a unit, the team needed to make adjustments in adding freshmen to the starting lineup. "We had a young team without a ton of experience, but we improved a lot throughout the season," captain Nora Slenk ('09) said. Before losing to Calvin in the final tournament game, Hope had compiled an 11-match winning streak. Hope was able to defeat Calvin this year at the DeVos Fieldhouse in front of a crowd of 1,801 fans. Last year, the Dutch did not beat

Calvin all season, losing in four appearances. "Beating Calvin was definitely the highlight of our season," Novak said. "Winning against Calvin with 1,800 people watching, to able to experience that was awesome. It was almost like we won a championship." In the M I A A tournament, Hope could not manage a repeat victory. The Dutch lost the match in three straight games 22-30, 1930 and 23-30. "Overall, Calvin just really stepped up their game and exposed our game," Novak said. " W h e n the whistle blows everyone kind of freezes sometimes, that was a portion of the loss and them playing on the top of their game." Slenk was one of three Hope players to be awarded All-MIAA honors. 4 i have to give credit to the rest o f the team," Slenk said. "We played well enough to make each other look good."

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A S L E N K S P I K E - Nora S l e n k {'OS) s p i k e s t h e ball In Hope's g a m e a g a i n s t Calvin College d u r i n g t h e finals of t h e MIAA t o u r n a m e n t . Hope lost 2 2 - 3 0 , 1 9 - 3 0 and 2 3 - 3 0 , w h i c h m a d e Calvin t h e MIAA c h a m p i o n s .

Men's Soccer; Late win streak not enough for title Nick Hinkle SPORTS EDITOR

The Hope College m e n ' s soccer team managed a second-place finish in the MIAA, after a comefrom-behind win against Kalamazoo College in the M I A A tournament on Nov. 3. Despite finishing runner-up to Calvin College, the Dutch went on a late winning streak to win their last five games of the season and overtake second


place. "This past year we had a lot of young players filling important roles on our team," captain Dan Tresslar ( ' 0 8 ) said. "Although we finished just second in the league, we saw a lot of improvement from those new guys, which is a strong indication for the years to come." With the team's newcomers finding their place on the field.


Hope was able to defeat Kalamazoo in their final game after trailing 0-1 at halftime. Hope scored three unanswered goals in the second half, two by Tresslar and one by Ausable Schwiebert (M0). " T h e key to our success at the end of the season was that we relaxed and really focused on having fun while w e were out on the field," captain Kevin McMahon C08) said.

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With the team's runner-up finish, Hope did not receive an automatic bid to the N C A A tournament; therefore, they had to wait and possibly receive an at-large invitation. Unfortunately, Hope did not receive an invitation to the tournament but would not look back on the season as a disappointment.

Tresslar earns s c o r i n g t i t l e "This year is by far the most special year for me on the team," Tresslar said. "Saturday could not have been any better for me. We came back in the second half to win, and knowing it was my last game, 1 did not want to have any regrets when it was over." With two goals against Kalamazoo, Tresslar was awarded the M I A A scoring title finishing the season with 15 goals and seven assists. Tresslar also received the award in 2006. "Winning the scoring title is pretty cool, and 1 have been lucky enough to do it two years in a row now." Tresslar said. "The entire year I have strived to be a leader for our team, and by example I was able to do that." McMahon also said the win against Kalamazoo stood out as the year's highlight and even though the Dutch did not win the conference title they made adjustments with a young team, which included 17 underclassmen. "Even though we didn't win the M I A A we really came together as a team and we had a lot of team chemistry," McMahon said. "It look us about half of the season, but we played really well the last 12 games and it just came together a little too late."

The m e n ' s and w o m e n ' s cross country teams placed third in the M I A A championships on Oct. 27. On the m e n ' s side, Calvin College won the meet with 15 points followed by Tri-State 57, Hope 75, Albion College 99, Alma College 159, Kalamazoo 163, Adrian College 174 and Olivet College 254. Rob Bailey ( ' 0 9 ) led the Dutchmen with a seventh-place finish. On the w o m e n ' s side, Calvin won with 19 points, followed by Albion 75, Hope 77, Saint Mary's 99, Kalamazoo 118, Adrian 196, Alma 204 and Olivet 227. Susan Savasky ('11) led the Dutch women with a 12th place finish.

SWIMMING & DIVING SWEEP ALMA COLLEGE Both the Hope College men's and women's swimming and diving teams defeated Alma College on Nov. 3. The m e n ' s team won 126-66. The 200-yard medley of Phil Heyboer ('10), Brandon King ('10), Ryan Nelis ('10) and Matt Rose ('10), which finished with a time of 1:39.62, set a new Alma pool record. Other notable winning performances included Nelis' 100 butterfly (53.58 seconds) and Stephen Kurti's ('09) 50 freestyle (22.53 seconds). The w o m e n ' s team also won with a score of 112-88. Both the 200-yard medley and 200yard freestyle relays won, while Whitney Wilson ('10) won the 1000 freestyle (11:35.12) and Kate Williams ( ' 1 0 ) won the 100 butterfly (1:01.89). The teams will compete this Saturday at home against Albion College at 1 p.m.

U.S. KORFBALLWINLESSIN FOUR GAMES The U.S.A. korfball team, which is comprised of several Hope College students, lost its first four games in the Korfball World Cup in the Czech Republic. The team was defeated by Russia, Germany and the Chinese Taipei in its intial pool. Team U.S.A is now in the consolation bracket, where they lost in the first round to Catalonia. The team's next game will be against China.

MIAA COACHES HONOR HOPE PLAYER Ausable Schwiebert ('10) was awarded M I A A offensive honors in soccer. He scored in Hope's final game against Kalamazoo.

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Football falls into a three-way tie fortitle Hope's loss to Olivet College puts the Dutchmen in a must-win situation for Wisconsin Lutheran game Jonathan Kinsey GUEST W R I T E R

Hope fell 5-1 overall Saturday to Olivet College 25-28. possibly eliminating them from playoff contention. There is still hope, however, for Hope to receive a playoff bid if they win next week against Wisconsin Lutheran. Going into the game Hope players knew they would have a challenge. "We knew it was going to be a struggle offensively. Last year it was a 16-8 game, so we knew it was going to be hard to score. Obviously we wanted to score, bul knowing they have a really good defense, we knew we were in for a tough game." junior quarterback Jake Manning said. Hope came into the game ranked second in the conference in total offense, bul on the other, side Olivet was second in ihe M I A A in total defense. Manning came in to the game first in touchdowns (10) and passing yards per game (241.8) in ihe conference. Balancing out the offense was senior running back David Booko, who is first in the M I A A in rushing yards per game, averaging just over 130. Hope tried to run ihe ball bul amassed just 82 yards on 35 attempts for a mere 2.3 yard average. This didn't slow the passing game, however. Manning threw for 288 yards completing 18 of 36 passes including two touchdowns. His primary target proved to be Doug VanEerden ( ' 0 8 ) who caught 10 passes for 151 yards. Hope opened the scoring in the first quarter on senior Chris B o w e n ' s 26 yard field goal with 9:59 remaining. That was all until Olivet running back Willie Jones ran 14 yards for a score. Olivet missed the ensuing extra point making it 6-3 Olivet.


R E A C H I N G F O R T I T L E H O P E S â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Doug VanEerden ('08) a t t e m p t s t o receive a pass in Saturday's g a m e a g a i n s t Olivet College. Hope lost 2 5 - 2 8 t o f a l l t o 5 - 1 and i n t o a three-way t i e w i t h Olivet and Alma College. Bowen later tied il up with a 20-yard field goal with 44 seconds to go before half time. In the third quarter the scoring continued with Hope receiver Kevin VandenBosch catching a four-yard pass from Manning to put Hope ahead 13-6. Shortly after, Pat Clasgens ran eight-yards for Olivet and tied the game at 13 points apiece. Meanwhile, a s it seemed like no team could be stopped offensively, Olivet senior linebacker Deran Thomas was on his way to earning the M I A A Defensive Player of the Week award. In total he had 13 tackles, including five-

solo tackles and one sack. He also compiled 4.5 tackles for a loss helping the Olivet defense stifle the rushing attack. The highlight of the third quarter came when Hope sophomore Kevin VanDokkumburg returned an interception 82 yards for a touchdown. Hope missed the

" knew it was going to be a struggle offensively." - Jake Manning ('09), quarterback

point after attempt making it 1913 in Hope's favor. After another touchdown pass from Manning, Hope took a seemingly insurmountable lead 25-13 into the fourth quarter. The fourth quarter was a stalemate until Olivet scored on a 40-yard pass reception by Chris Smith from Rob White starting the Olivet comeback and making the score 25-20 after the extra point was made. The Olivet defense shut down the Hope offense and got the ball back in time to make one final push for the victory. With 35 seconds left Rob

White threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Rob Sanders and took a 26-25 lead. They added a two point conversion to make it 28-25. Hope ftimbled the ensuing kickoff to Olivet, who in turn took a knee on first down to end the game. Hope will play Wisconsin Lutheran away on Saturday at noon. Wisconsin Lutheran is currently 1 -5 in the M I A A standings. Last season, Hope defeated Wisconsin Lutheran 26-7 to earn a bid into the N C A A tournament. Hope, Olivet and Alma are all 5-1 in the conference with one game remaining.

Women's soccer finishes third in the MIAA standings Grace D e n n y STAFF W R I T E R

The Hope College w o m e n ' s soccer team completed its season last week with a 10-8-1 record and tied for third place in the M I A A standings with Kalamazoo at 6-3-1. S e n i o r s

Sarah Cochrane and

Julia Fischer led the team in scoring, but Cochrane said, "it w a s n ' t just one team member as the main scoring person." The team ended the season with the M I A A Tournament. Hope beat Saint Mary's in the first round o f


the tournament 1-0 and then lost to Calvin in the semi-finals 5-1. Freshman Lauren Miller scored the game-winning goal in the game against Saint Mary's with an assist accredited to senior Allison Van Beck. Freshman goalkeeper Kelsey Bos had five saves. In the Calvin game, Fischer made a goal in the 49lh minute of ihe second half. The team will be graduating four seniors after this season, but ihe future looks promising. "We have a very young team, and one of the exciting things about ihis season was watching ihe younger players mold into good soccer players," Cochrane said. Cochrane always iries to be a positive influence to the other girls on and off the field. She said one of ihe best things

about the w o m e n ' s soccer team this year is how close the girls have become. "Out of all the years I ' v e been here, this is the year that w e ' v e been the closest," she said. Despite the loss against Calvin, Cochrane remained upbeat, praising the team's positive attributes. "A lot of people could score


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