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S e r v i n g the Hope C o l l e g e C o m m u n i t y f o r 116 years

Habitat hosts 'sleep-out' for awareness Students to spend night in Pine Grove, experience aspects of homelessness Erin RHey G U E S T WRITER

Safe, clean, affordable shelter for everyone. N o w there's a concept.. .and quite a lofty goal. Universal shelter is what one global-thinking organization is striving to attain through everything f r o m raising awareness about the issue to hosting an eye-opening "sleep-out" event f o r people to learn what it's like to spend a night in a cardboard box. Habitat for Humanity is the organization, and Nov. 2 0 is the day when Hope students can show their support for universal shelter by sleeping out that night in the Pine Grove in the middle of campus. Through the worldwide work of the nonprofit Habitat f o r Humanity, thousands of

low-income families h a v e found n e w hope in the f o r m of affordable housing. In fact. Habitat has n o w built more than 125,000 houses, providing shelter for more than 625,000 people in some 3,000 c o m m u nities worldwide. This Christian-based housing ministry seeks no less than the elimination of homelessness everywhere. T h e y try to o v e r c o m e the plight of millions of others w h o s e shelter is inadequate, unheated and otherwise substandard. Habitat attacks the significant social problem of decent housing for all and calls on concerned people to put money and time into finding solutions. Hope College hosts one of the 1,600 camp u s chapters of Habitat in the United States. As a small liberal arts school, the Hope community m a y lack the funds and people p o w e r to do something as ambitious as building an entire h o m e right here in West Michigan. Still, there are significant things that even a small Habitat organization can accomplish.





Sleep-out participants in fall 2001 prepare their shelters for the night.

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Student groups launch on campus Greek, jazz. Christian fellowship recognized Jen Troke C A M P U S BEAT EDITOR





Sarah Roddis ('06) and Vicki Orefice ('06) portray grandchildren, Lucy and Billy, in the '06 Nykerk play. Even year won this year's competition. See pages 5-8 for more Nykerk action.

Four n e w groups joined the ranks of H o p e ' s m u l t i t u d e of s t u d e n t groups last week: the International Association for Jazz Education, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Phi Sigma Kappa, and a multicultural sorority. The International Association f o r Jazz Education (IAJE) is an organization for students interested in j a z z and musical experiences arising f r o m it. "Basically, w e are a bunch of stu-

dents w h o dig j a z z music, w h o get together to talk about, listen to and play the music that w e love," said Alisa W h i t e ('03), I A J E president. "Any Hope student w h o has an interest in j a z z music can j o i n . " The group meets once every w e e k or t w o to play jazz, if there are enough willing participants, or to discuss and listen to C D s . They also attend area j a z z concerts. " O u r biggest event of the year is g o i n g to the I A J E 2 0 0 3 International C o n f e r e n c e , w h i c h will be held in Toronto in January," White said. "It is going to be four solid d a y s of c l i n i c s , p r e s e n t a t i o n s ,

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Dialogue on race based on lighthearted film The talks will focus on Native Americans Angela Matuslak G U E S T WRTTER

In c o n j u n c t i o n w i t h N a t i v e American History Month, the Hope College Office of Multicultural Life is sponsoring a Dialogue on Race on T u e s d a y . T h e D i a l o g u e will present the video biography, " O n and Off the Res," featuring Charlie Hill and p r o d u c e d by S a n d r a Sunrising O s a w a , a Native American comedian and producer. Osawa

. . . writes that her purpose in producing the film w a s "to aim directly at counteracting the 'stoic' Indian im-

age." "All comedians use their comedy to talk about their lives, and Charlie (Hill) uses his experiences to show how they shaped him," said Glinda Rawls, director of multicultural life. T h e f i l m is a i m e d at b r i n g i n g a w a r e n e s s to the s t e r e o t y p e s in America, as it is seen in popular culture. T h i s film is important because it is a lighthearted venture into dismantling c o m m o n stereotypes of Native Americans.

(in I_ say *1 'Some people the d,Ja m d,1e^s t things about people w e know nothing about," said Rawls. T h e film has been applauded f o r its good-natured approach to such a sensitive subject and for being one of the best videos available on Indian subjects. It uses h u m o r but not gimmicks or slogans to tell the story

of Hill's Life. D i r e c t l y f o l l o w i n g the v i d e o , Glinda Rawls will be facilitating a discussion on Native American stereotypes. Osawa was originally scheduled to speak and lead the discussion, but she had to cancel due

ooUnsliilinrr conflicts. This TTtic will ll/lll be KA to scheduling a chance for students and faculty at Hope College to speak openly and freely about the issues touched on in the video. "The 2000 census showed that Michigan is the most segregated state in the country. Most of us w h o live in Michigan do not have many opportunities to get to know people f r o m other backgrounds and traditions. T h e Dialogue on Race is a chance for us to learn more about the experiences and perspectives of many different racial and cultural

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Holland/Zeeland campaign begins Money raised will benefit campus in many areas Kurt Koehler SENIOR STAFF REPORTER

$210,000. That is the amount of m o n e y Hope College plans to raise f o r its Hope Fund through this y e a r ' s H o l l a n d / Z e e l a n d campaign. A s they h a v e for the last 25 years, local business leaders and H o p e College administrators, faculty and staff t e a m e d u p this morning to raise m o n e y f o r the fund. ' T h e c a m p a i g n engages business leaders f r o m the c o m m u n i t y and pairs them with Hope college faculty and staff volunteers... T h e teams will go out on Wednesday morning to the six or seven businesses listed in their packets," said Susan Feldkamp, man-

ager of the H o p e F u n d . " T h e y will then, hopefully, be able to meet the majority of the people face to face and m a k e their appeal f o r the Hope f u n d . " More than 250 local businesses will receive personal visits. Those businesses not receiving a personal visit will receive letters requesting a contribution. F e l d k a m p estimates a total of more than 800 businesses will be solicited. Every year, a local business leader is chosen to serve as campaign chair. Lynn Kotecki, this y e a r ' s chair and president of the Huntington B a n k ' s Holland/Zeeland community, believes that supporting Hope College is beneficial f o r businesses. " H o p e is an essential partner in our Holl a n d / Z e e l a n d c o m m u n i t y , " K o t e c k i said. " H o p e College provides valuable e m p l o y e e s

to our organizations through the hiring of its graduates. In addition, Hope students, administrators, and faculty provide leadership and services to g o v e r n m e n t , not-for-profit and business organizations." F e l d k a m p also focused on the positive aspects of the students' relationship to the community. "It gives business leaders an opportunity to invest in the lives of Hope students, many of w h o m will be future leaders in the community," F e l d k a m p said. T h e Holland/Zeeland campaign is useful to the college f o r more than raising money. J h e campaign is also one of the college's ways of building and maintaining relationships between the college and the surrounding community. T h e money raised f o r the Holland/Zeeland campaign comprises only

a small part of the Hope Fund. ' T h e $210,000 only represents one of the constituencies which we appeal to: the businesses and c o r p o r a t i o n s , " F e l d k a m p said. "Overall, w e have alumni, parents, friends, churches and foundations that w e appeal to as w e l l to m e e t o u r o v e r a l l g o a l of $3,100,000." Money f r o m the Hope Fund supports several college programs, including academic programs, c a m p u s security and maintenance, health and c o u n s e l i n g services, the Frost Center for Social Research, c a m p u s ministries and student scholarships. ' T h e Hope Fund monies make it possible for the students to have services such as spiritual life, counseling, health, and the security of the campus. T h e Hope Fund is absolutely beneficial to Hope College," F e l d k a m p said.

HABITAT from 1 T w o years ago, for example, the Hope chapter raised enough money to f u n d construction of a n e w house in Malawi, Africa, where a dollar donated in Holland can go a lot further. H o p e ' s c a m p u s chapter works hard to raise awareness and money, and the income is donated to the overall West M i c h i g a n a f f i l i a t e , Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity. An important aspect of the Hope c h a p t e r ' s m i s s i o n is t o r a i s e awareness about homelessness, and the Nov. 2 0 "sleep-out" event will hopefully do just that. Supportive students and other Habitat m e m b e r s will be invited that cold night to grab a cardboard box and make it their overnight sleeping quarters. Eric Barendse ('03), president of H o p e Habitat chapter, and his ex-

ecutive committee have invited g u e s t s p e a k e r s f r o m the O t t a w a C o u n t y Housing Coalition, a nonprofit organization, to further e d u cate a t t e n d e e s to the " s l e e p - o u t " event. "It's not to try be super (Habitat) volunteers but to know that there is a need even in Holland, Michigan," he said. Since its inception. Habitat f o r Humanity has relied on volunteer labor and donations of m o n e y and materials to build the homes. T h e cost of a typical home constructed by the volunteers ranges f r o m as little as $ 8 0 0 in developing c o u n tries, to an average of $ 4 6 , 0 0 0 in the United States. It is important to note, however, that the organization's efforts aren't

part of a "giveaway program" at all. T h e houses are sold to families to help sustain the program and build another house, another day. It is possible for a family of very limited resources to buy a brandnew house. It's not easy, but a lot of good things in life are like that, say volunteers. O n c e a f a m i l y qualifies to bec o m e a Habitat n e w - h o m e owner, the p a y m e n t s are m a d e reasonable by the organization's extension of zero-interest loans as well as an overall construction package of free or greatly discounted materials to build the n e w shelter. The soon-to-be homeowners work in partnership with Habitat and its volunteers. In addition to the

are going." T h e group just held its second largest event of the school year, a 12-hour " P l a y - a t h o n " to raise m o n e y for the g r o u p ' s activities. T h e night w a s a success, with a lot of j a z z and quite a bit of money. A n y o n e interested in 1AJE should contact W h i t e or Brian Coyle, faculty advisor; or check out the website at InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) is a national organization found on hundreds of c a m p u s e s nation-wide. T h e y are part of a larger international organization of evangelical students. At this point, I V C F meets f o r in-depth Bible study of the gospel of M a r k on Thursday nights. T h e y also have small groups focused on outreach, community, service and fellowship, and prayer meetings. D a v e Foster ( ' 0 4 ) , I V C F president, has been familiar with I V C F for most of his life. "I grew up at the training center f o r the midwest called Cedar C a m p u s , " Foster said. " I ' v e seen many people benefit greatly f r o m it, so I saw that there's a need here at H o p e . " Foster feels the group offers things students might not find elsewhere on campus. ' T h e main f o c u s is discipleship for Christians and encouragement in their Christian walks, teaching them leadership and a p o l o g e t i c s . It's m o r e of an i n t e l l e c t u a l group, I think, than a lot of Christian organizations because it has a history of discipleship of the m i n d , " Foster said. I V C F is advised by Marc Baer, professor of history, and J a m e s Herrick, professor of

Beyond the actual home-building, the affiliates do considerable f u n d - r a i s i n g , building-site selection, partner-family selection and support, and securing of favorable mortgage services for their Habitat h o m e o w n e r s . Habitat n o w works with more than 1,900 active affiliates in all 5 0 states plus the District of C o l u m b i a , G u a m , Puerto Rico and 83 countries worldwide. Right now. Habitat is registering volunteers to join 10,000 other students to travel across the U.S. during spring break to build houses. Hope's chapter is also advertising this event. Students can either go independently or with Hope's chapter. For more information, those interested should contact H o p e ' s chapter o r go to


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down payment and subsequent monthly mortgage p a y m e n t s , the h o m e o w n e r s are expected to put in hundreds of hours of labor on their own. T h i s is called "sweat equity," and is not only put into their future home, but also into the homes in progress f o r o t h e r f u t u r e Habitat homeowners. At t h e c o m m u n i t y l e v e l . Habitat's mission is accomplished by affiliates: independent, locally run, n o n p r o f i t organizations that link with the c o m m u n i t y and help inspire the charitable donations of construction time and hard cash. T h e y are involved in coordinating all aspects of the mission in their local arena, including interesting and relevant activities such as the "sleep-overs" on campuses.

communications. Phi S i g m a Kappa, a national fraternity, has m a d e its w a y to H o p e ' s c a m p u s l a r g e l y through the efforts of Christian Viel ( ' 0 4 ) . " W h e n coming onto campus as a freshman, I wanted to be in a national fraternity," Viel said. "I checked a few fraternities out and realized this w a s n ' t what I was looking for." W h e n he mentioned the fraternity idea to some other male Hope students, they seemed

groups in America," said Charles Green, director of the Phelps Scholars Program. T h i s issue is not only poignant because of the 2 0 0 0 census results, but also because in Marshall, Mich., less than t w o h o u r s a w a y f r o m Holland, there has been an ongoing de-

bate over the use of the term Redskins as their school mascot. T h e video and Dialogue will take place on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the M a a s Center auditorium. T h e admission is f r e e f o r the public, and a reception will follow the event.

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enthusiastic. " W e felt that there w a s a need to get back out into the Hope c o m m u n i t y and the Holland c o m m u n i t y , " Viel said. "We felt that there w a s a difference f r o m us than the others on c a m p u s , and that is w h y we wanted to start a n e w fraternity to bring new ideas into the c o m m u n i t y and the Greek s y s t e m . " However, the n e w fraternity d o e s not wish to alienate other fraternities already in place on campus. Instead, they hope to incorporate themselves into some existing activities, such as Dance Marathon. "Right now, w e have m a n y ideas, but to get the ideas going, w e need the support of other Greeks on c a m p u s , " Viel said. "I hope to see those ideas turned into actions next semester." T h e fraternity has 21 m e m b e r s as of Sunday. Their advisor is Shaun Fochtman, Kollen R.D. T h e Hope chapter is featured on Phi Sigma K a p p a ' s website. For more information, call Christian Viel at 3 9 5 . 6 8 8 0 o r c h e c k out the w e b s i t e at Members of the multicultural sorority were

Auditions will be held Thursday and Friday at Nykerk Hall of Music. To schedule an audition, call Rebekah at (616) 395-7878 or (616) 395-6666. Admission monies go towards charity. The winners will receive a prize and airplay on 89.9 WTHS

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Jazz Combos present first concert Jazz groups perform Monday at Dimnent Maureen Yonovitz A R T S EDITOR

At 7 p.m. on M o n d a y in Wichers Auditorium, the Hope Jazz C o m bos will return with their first concert of the year. Admission is free. The concert, held once every semester, c o m p r i s e s five d i f f e r e n t small j a z z ensembles, instrumental and vocal, performing three pieces each. "For most of the C o m b o s this is the only performance of the semester, so it is the only chance to hear them play," said Alisa White ('03), w h o plays trumpet in the Blue Note E n s e m b l e , coached by Robert Hodson, Professor of Music. W o r k s w i l l i n c l u d e s o m e by Duke Ellington, John Coltrane,

r. Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim, along with a Calypso version of the "I Love L u c y " theme and original student compositions. According to Brian Coyle, Prof e s s o r of J a z z Studies, a l t h o u g h t h e r e a r e set p i e c e s b e i n g performed, a main focus of the concert is improvisation. "There should be a lot of good c h a r t s , both old and n e w , " said Chris VanPxelt ('04), d r u m m e r for the Blue Note Ensemble. ' T h e fact that the music is both spontaneous and structured is the most interest-

ing." Rich Van Voorst ('04), saxophonist in the Jazz C h a m b e r E n s e m b l e 1, who will be premiering one of his o w n compositions at the concert, finds the small group atmosphere of the c o m b o s to be the perfect setting f o r improvisation. "The complexity and spontane-


bos c o m e f r o m all different levels. from those w h o are just starting out to the more advanced who travel around the stale to p e r f o r m . On M o n d a y night, they will all c o m e together with a c o m m o n inspiration: their love of j a z z music and the desire to share their talents with





Members of the Jazz Chamber Ensemble I, (from left) Mike Kopchick ('03), Rich VanVoorst ('04), and Paul Wesselink ('04), rehearse for Monday night's concert. ous interaction in small j a z z groups such as this is something that cannot be captured in any other style

o r setting of m u s i c , " VanVoorst said. T h e musicians in the Jazz C o m -

others. "Whether they're (the musicians) just beginning or advanced, the audience claps," Coyle said. "It's a really enjoyable concert." T h e performers believe the improvisation contributes to this. "There's a kind of catharsis that comes from playing improvised mu s ic , " said Glenn Lester ( ' 0 5 ) , bass player for the Jazz C h a m b e r E n s e m b l e I, coached by Coyle. "If w e play well, hopefully the audie n c e will f e e l t h a t c a t h a r s i s as well."

German diction class performs Lieder Abend because it most closely resembles an intimate

Students sing traditional German song-cycle Maureen Yonovitz A R T S EDITOR

" W a s w u n s c h e n u n d w a s s t r e b e n alle S i n n e n ? Sie m o c h t e n w i e d e r in d a s All v e r s c h w e b e n . " "What is the wish and striving of all thoughts? T h e y would like to melt again into the All." This German q u o t e ties together themes that will be presented through the c o m b i n a tion of poetry and song in H o p e ' s o w n rendition of a Lieder Abend. T h e performance will be held at 7 : 3 0 p . m . on T u e s d a y in Semelink Lecture Hall of the Western Theological Seminary. T h i s location w a s chosen

"Saal" or hall. Lieder A b e n d , w h i c h m e a n s t4song evening" is a 19th century G e r m a n tradition that, according to Linda Dykstra, Professor of Music, w a s a primary vehicle for introducing composers' art songs to invited guests, and later, to the public. Lieder A b e n d s were traditionally held in s o m e o n e ' s h o m e , often that of a wealthy person. T h e Lieder Abend tradition is still popular in G e r m a n y today. Every two years, the students of the Germ a n diction class at Hope carry out this tradition with a Lieder Abend performance. "I p e r f o r m e d m a n y L i e d e r A b e n d s , " D y k s t r a said. " B e c a u s e that p e r f o r m a n c e m e d i u m is such an integral part of the reper-

toire w e study and the reason we are learning German diction, 1 wanted the students to experience it first-hand." T h e m e m b e r s of this y e a r ' s G e r m a n diction class w h o will be performing are Abbie M a t t h e w s ('05), Sarah Luneack ('04), Andrea Brooks ('05), Dan Ebeling ('04), and Joe G u t o w sk i ( ' 0 4 ) . T h e singers will be accompanied by Emily Parkhurst ( ' 0 4 ) . S o m e t i m e s the Lieder A b e n d f e a t u r e s a song cycle, a g r o u p of songs based on texts by a particular poet, thematically intertwined. T h i s y e a r ' s performance will feature Franz Schubert's "Abendroethe," based on texts by poet Friedrich Schlegel. Abendroethe means "sunset." ' T h e Lieder A b e n d will give students a

c h a n c e to hear s o m e of S c h u b e r t ' s lesser k n o w n songs," Ebeling said. T h e cycle tells a story through the perspective of nature with aspects such as a bush, birds, a boy and a maiden. "Each piece in the cycle is connected by a thought of oneness and thought of greater purpose than just a single song," Gutowski said. "1 see it as a connection of all things in creation to G o d . " Each student will sing two solos within the cycle, and because the songs are all in Germ a n , p e r f o r m e r s will explain b e f o r e h a n d what he or she is singing about. T h e programs will also include printed English text translations of the songs. Admission is free and all are invited.

VWS returns with duo Doty, Rosner come to Knick for semester's third and final reading Anjey Dykhuis S E N I O R STAFF R E P O R T E R





David Ovies ('03) as Billy Bigelow and Sarah Luneack ('04) as Julie Jordan in the Hope Theatre Production of "Carousel," making its debut at the DeWitt Main Theatre this Friday.

What's Hangin'? Sarah Masen Christian Singer Fri., Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. Knickerbocker Theatre

Jazz Combos Mon, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. Dimnent Chapel

"Carousel" Hope Theatre Production Fri. and Sat., Nov. 15 and 16 Wed.-Sat., Nov. 20-23 All performances 8 p.m. DeWitt Main Theatre

Lieder Abend German diction class performance Tues., Nov. 19 at 7 : 3 0 p.m. Semelink Lecture Hall Western Theological Seminary

Meghan Cary Singer-Songwriter Wed., Nov. 13 8 p.m. Knickerbocker Theatre

VWS Mark Doty, Elizabeth Rosner Thurs., Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. Knickerbocker Theatre

For the third and last time this semester, the Knickerbocker T h e atre will present the Visiting Writers Series. This m o n t h ' s V W S features M a r k D o t y a n d E l i z a b e t h Rosner at 7 p.m.on Thursday. Every year, V W S is paid a visit by the G L C A N e w Writers Award winners f o r both fiction and poetry. Rosner is the fiction winner and M o n g - L a n , the winner of the poetry a w a r d , will attend V W S in April. Rosner and Doty will be visiting together this semester, as a c o m b o for VWS. ' T h e y represent a nice mix of n e w and established talent; Rosner is an emerging writer...and Doty has published nine books and won several prestigious a w a r d s , " said Carla Vissers, professor of English. "Also, while the two of them sometimes work in different forms (Doty in memoir, Rosner in fiction), they both bring a poet's sensibility to the page, as well as c o m m o n thematic threads of grief and memory." Rosner has published one novel. The Speed of Light, and a chapbook called Gravity'. Both her poetry and f i c t i o n h a v e b e e n p u b l i s h e d in m a g a z i n e s such as Another Chicago Magazine, Poetry East, and

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Mark Doty and Elizabeth Rosner will read at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 14. Southern Poetry Review. Much of her writing is inspired by her parents' part in history as victims (and survivors) of the Holocaust. "We all live in a post-Holocaust, world, w h e t h e r or not w e feel directly connected to the events o r to those w h o were involved," Rosner said. " A n d each story w e hear, each individual story, k e e p s the Holocaust f r o m b e c o m i n g a historical event that is reduced to n u m b e r s and dates." Doty has an extensive repertoire of novels, including Firebird and Heaven's Coast, and several collections of p o e t r y : My Alexandria. Sweet Machine, and Atlantis. He has won numerous awards, including the T.S. Eliot Prize and the PEN Prize for nonfiction. He has also been granted a fellowship f r o m the G u g g e n h e i m F o u n d a t i o n . His m e m o i r Heaven's Coast is t h e m e m o r y of D o t y ' s partner's death

due to complications'from AIDS. "I like the f o r m a l elasticity of memoirs very much. They alternately behave like novels, like essays, like travel writing, like poems - and that synthesis lends itself to making discoveries," Doty said. All students are encouraged to attend this increasingly p o p u l a r event "Any student who loves life and w a n t s to live m o r e fully should come and listen to Elizabeth Rosner and Mark Doty," Vissers said. " W e ' v e had s t a n d i n g r o o m only crowds at the Knickerbocker for the writers so far this year. C o m e early to get a good seat." V W S will continue next semester with Peter Ho Davies on January 28, Glenis R e d m o n d on February 27, Robert Olen Butler and Elizabeth Dewberry on March 27, and Lucy Grealy and Mong-Lan on April 22.

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petition of substance, not just style. For example: 1) W h y does the program begin This past weekend, I had the pleawith a parading of committee m e m sure of attending the Nykerk C o m petition. While there, I had t w o dis- bers and their escorts? It's not a long-standing Nykerk tradition— tinct impressions: 1) Nykerk is a noble tradition that no o n e w a s escorted in the 'TOs. It 1 hope will continue for many years. seems more like a beauty pageant 2) In order to attract n e w partici- than an a c k n o w l e d g e m e n t of the pants and retain its status as a le- w o r k that c o m m i t t e e m e m b e r s gitimate competition. Nykerk needs have put into the program. 2) W h y not give orators a topic to make some minor adaptations to to address? Currently, orators are its current program. 1 noticed that participation f r o m g i v e n a t h e m e f r o m w h i c h t h e y must write a speech. T h i s y e a r ' s f r e s h m e n and s o p h o m o r e w o m e n vague theme was " F r o m the Inside was w a y down this year as opposed to other Nykerk competitions in the Out," and orators' speeches suffer past. While it might b e j u s l a fluke, f r o m a lack of content. In fact, oraI wonder if the lack of participation tors receive more points for the preh a d s o m e t h i n g t o d o w i t h t h e sentation of their speech than for the content of the speech itself. T h i s N y k e r k p r o g r a m as it c u r r e n t l y stands. M a n y p e o p l e think that seems silly; it encourages style over Nykerk is outdated and silly. 1 don't substance. If orators have a speagree; I think that parts of Nykerk cific topic to address, it gives them are silly and outdated. In order to the opportunity to write a speech retain Nykerk's relevance as a Hope that presents concrete ideas. PerCollege tradition, the m e m b e r s of haps the committee should also rethe N y k e r k e x e c u t i v e c o m m i t t e e think the w a y j u d g e s evaluate oration. Currently, 4 5 % of an orators need to re-evaluate parts of Nykerk score is based on the content of her in order to ensure that it is a c o m -

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speech; 55% is based on presentation. W h y not make the percentages something like 6 0 % content, 4 0 % presentation. It's another w a y of ensuring that Nykerk values substance over style. 3) W h y are Nykerk participants still called Song Girls, Play Girls, and Morale Boys? It confirms rum o r s that Nykerk is an opportunity for girls to play dress-up, not an opportunity f o r women and men to engage in a competition. 4) W h y bother with a joint song? It seems that song coaches should use all their time preparing their o w n song without having to worry about singing a joint piece. T h e joint song is often significantly unr e h e a r s e d . I t ' s a n o t h e r w a y to shorten the program. I hope Nykerk continues for many years, but I also hope that the committee will put more emphasis on i m p r o v i n g the content of the competition.

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After almost t w o and a half hours of amazing talent, the j u d g e s were out. Fifteen minutes later, the class of 2006 clinched the Nykerk cup in a stunning victory over the sophomores. It was a night of sound, light, laughter, and friendly competition. Nykerk is the annual freshman-sophomore competition of oration, song, and drama. T h e theme f o r this y e a r ' s competition w a s "F r o m the Inside Out." This y e a r ' s freshman class had Anne Bast representing them as orator; her speech was titled " B e n e a t h the Surface. "Writing my speech was definitely a challenge. The hardest part was deciding on a topic. We were given the theme f r o m the inside out and told to go f r o m there. I had a hard time putting into w o r d s what f r o m the inside out meant to me. I k n e w I wanted to focus on the idea of honesty and vulnerability, and so 'Beneath the S u r f a c e ' sprung f r o m that,'' said Bast, ( ' 0 6 ) . Her speech ranged f r o m c o m i c to sober, personally insightful to the grander view of things, silly to profound. " W e were so a m a z e d with her p e r f o r m a n c e Saturday night; it was exactly where it needed to b e , " said Meridith De Avila ('04), one of her coaches, "[The] Best [was] seeing A n n e perform. She had tears in her eyes at the end of her speech, but she hung on and finished so strong." At the beginning of the evening, 65 freshmen song girls sang their hearts out with their rendition of "It's Only A Paper M o o n , " complete with starshaped glasses, furry white boas, tons of glitter, and placards of letters spelling out "Paper M o o n 2006." Shining smiles, back rubs, camaraderie, and all-out f u n marked the class of 2 0 0 6 , s song. "I am so incredibly proud of my song girls. T h e y worked so hard and all Annie and I did w a s help guide them to where they needed to b e , " said Samantha Hyde, ('04), Directing Coach. "The girls all helped make the song and this experience their o w n thing." T h e play p e r f o r m e d by the freshmen w a s " C l u e , " written by Rebecca Barry ( ' 0 4 ) and Marjorie B e h m ( ' 0 4 ) . It was based around the movie " C l u e / ' with m a n y of the characters using the same elements in their personalities, but with a Hope-centered twist. T h e s h o w w a s set in President Bultman's "mansion," and one of the quandaries featured was whether or not to call Public Safety over the dead body. T h e girls all fulfilled their roles completely, even to the point of enjoying dancing to Michael Bolton. "The coaching experience was completely different than being a Playgirl, because it required intelligence and responsibility (the O P P O S I T E of the playgirl experience...we had some responsibility, but F U N w a s always top priority). T h e girls W E R E the play," said Barry, the coach and author


t '06 song directed by Samantha Hyde ('04). " W h e n they announced that ' 0 6 had won, we couldn't believe it! I ' m still in shock because usually the sophomores do win. I am so proud to have coached a group that helped m a k e class history- they w o n as f r e s h m e n ! On behalf of my girls I will say this: they worked so hard and put 110% into it," Hyde said. T h e night was a success f o r both years, with a great deal of effort and care put into the p e r f o r ma n c e s , but in a rare brush with fate, the freshmen have walked a w a y with the Nykerk Cup, thanks to the hard work of the coaches, the girls, the moralers, and everyone else involved. ' T h e little things that c a m e up, the stressful m o m e n t s were completely erased due to the a b u n d a n c e of good things that occurred. We f o r m e d a new path for the Nykerk tradition to begin o n . . . f u r t h e r i n g the principal that Nykerk is a friendly competition, and while o n e year does have to win, everyone walks away with the gratification that everyone w o n because they had put so m u c h into it," said Noordeloos.

Anne Bast ('06) the even year orator

of the play. "It being our first year, w e went through the obstacle blind-folded. Writing, casting, and directing w a s both fresh, frustrating, and exhilarating all at the same time," said Barry. T h e play also included tricky light changes. Total blackouts characterized scene changes and the ' T h a t ' s what could have h a p p e n e d . . . t h i s is what did," phases of the play. ' T h e lighting f o r this year was difficult. But I think Cory McCall and I nailed everything, and w e really c o u l d n ' t have done it without our ' 0 6 playboys w h o did the spotlights f o r most of the night. T h e y did such a great j o b , " said Kim Roush, ( ' 0 4 ) Assistant Production Coordinator. T h e f r e s h m e n s surprise isn't surprising, because the freshmen rarely win either of the sophomore-freshman events. That d o e s n ' t mean that the sophomores didn't do great, though, because both years' performances were excellent. "It w a s difficult to see the tears on the faces of the sophomore class, but none of them should be disappointed or think less of themselves because both years but so m u c h time and energy into what they allowed the audience to see last night," said Hillary Noordeloos, ( ' 0 3 ) General Chair of Nykerk and Saturday night's Mistress of Ceremonies.

Even year play takes a bow.

Even year play dances to Michael Bolton.









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Odd year play girls perform a dance during thier play. The odd year play was "Peter VanderPan from Dutchy Dutchy Land", featuring many of the classic Peter Pan characters with a Dutch twist.


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Jessica Henneman ('05), the odd year orator, delivers her speach, "Authenticity Defined."

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Jennica Avery ('06) portrays Miss Scarlet in the even year renendition of "Clue."

Even year song girls sing " I f s Only a Paper Moon.


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Elizabeth Johnson ('05), as Tinkerbell, pouts in the corner after Wendy, Jessica Nelson ('05), said she didn't believe in faries. Lacy Peterson ('05), playing Peter VanderPan tries to reconcile the situation.

Odd year song girls throw glitter while singing songs from the musical "Grease."


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Even year coaches hold high the NykerkCup after the '06 victory.

Anne Bast recites her speech, "Beneath the Surface.

The judges sit and prepare for the upcoming decision. A/JCHOF? P H O T O S









13, 2002

Nykerk has bittersweet ending for '05 Rebekah Oegema C O P Y EDITOR

T h e last lines echoed ihroughoul the bleachers of the Civic Cenler as a n x i o u s f r e s h m e n and sophom o r e s sal with s t r a i n i n g b a c k s , wide smiles and crossed fingers. After all of the preparation for this year's Nykerk competition, all that was left for the students of the class of '05 was to wait. And when the verdict c a m e , there were tears and hugs, but a prevailing sense of accomplishment. No. the sophomores had not won, but had gained experience and l i f e l o n g f r i e n d s h i p s . Such is the stuff that the Nykerk C u p competition is made of. The girls of song, play and oration, along with their coaches and Moralers felt that this loss w a s disheartening, but not utterly discouraging. " N y k e r k has b e e n o n e of the greatest experiences of my time at Hope. T h e friendships that 1 have made are amazing, and I k n o w that they will not fade. All of my great memories of Nykerk will definitely outlast the glimpse of sadness that I experienced on Saturday night," said Amy Huizen ('03), ' 0 5 Chair elect. Annie Otto, an ' 0 5 song girl, and 4 07 A s s isting S o n g C o a c h , c o n c u r r e d that h e r e x p e r i e n c e w i t h Nykerk w a s enjoyable, and is already making plans for next year. "I had a lot of f u n this year during N y k e r k . T h e r e w a s a ton of bonding and Nykerk spirit. I can't wait for coaching next year, the *07 coaching staff is a w e s o m e , " Otto said. While some experienced Nykerk f o r the first time this year, several p a r t i c i p a n t s h a v e been i n v o l v e d





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.t m The 05 s o n g girls, directed by Erryn Jenks COS) with the competition f o r all four of their years at Hope, and f o r these students, the victory of E v e n Year proved a bittersweet ending for their participation in the tradition. "Nykerk has meant a lot to m e over the past t w o years and I am sad to see it end. It w a s hard to coach my last year and not end in victory, especially after what my song girls did out t h e r e . . . I am so incredibly proud of t h e m and what they d i d " said C o u r t n e y B e e c h i k COS), ' 0 5 Assisting Song Coach. "I am going to miss N y k e r k so much next year, but I am confident in the choices that Erryn ( ' 0 5 Directing S o n g Coach) and I have made to carry out the Odd Year traditions of just providing a great s h o w and having tons of f u n doing it."

The Nykerk General Chair, Hillary Noordeloos ('03) was the emcee for Saturday's Nykerk Cup competition











Holli Cooper ( 05), as Captain Clompin explains his feelings towards Peter Vanderpan, while Smee, played by Anna DeHaan listens attentively.


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Jessica Henneman ('05), the sophomore orator emphasizes her speech with hand motions.


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Wrestling with religions at Hope ways into understanding and learning is possible because of this. " A lot of times the m e d i a inaccurately portrays Islam and people don't realize it, so you get some strange questions, but it's better to ask than to b e l i e v e e v e r y t h i n g , " said K a r i m . F o r the m o s t p a r t , p e o p l e are c u r i o u s and w e both learn about each other when we discuss our respective religious be-

Students discuss their experiences as religious minorities at Hope David Gutierrez INFOCUS EOITOR

T h e diversity debate at Hope has received much attention in the past months. Questions have been posed and frustrations have been divulged, but the discussions often c e n t e r on c o l o r : b l a c k s , w h i t e s , browns, and yellows, while other f o r m s of diversity may be passed over. Hope is a Christian college, but also contains students w h o are not of the Christian faith. For s o m e students, the transition to a Christian college w a s a change that took some getting used to. "1 grew u p in an Anglican [Protestant] high school with Buddhists, Hindus, and Christians, and there were never problems within the different religions represented at the school," said Radika R u p a s i n g h e ( ' 0 3 ) . "1 k n e w Hope w a s a 'Christian' school, but 1 didn't think it w o u l d be a n y d i f f e r e n t than m y high school." R u p a s i n g h e , a n a t i v e of S r i Lanka, follows Theravada Buddhism which is c o m m o n within her h o m e country. Raised in a Protestant s c h o o l s y s t e m , she f o u n d H o p e ' s atmosphere to contrast with that of her previous education. " A t home, the thought of being from different religious backgrounds never had an effect on us," Rupasinghe said. " N o one tried to impose their beliefs on anyone else. We all k n e w about Christianity, B u d d h i s m , and H i n d u i s m and it was never an issue. We respected other people's views and supported them even if we didn't totally agree. W h e n I c a m e to Hope as a freshm a n , that w a s n ' t what I encountered." Students from other religions have also been met with a variety of reactions to their particular beliefs, but not all of these reactions are negative.

liefs." This curiosity can lead to conversations that open all sides of the religious discussion. "I think that people, through interaction, see that cultures and religions go together and are exposed to s o m e t h i n g new," R u p a s i n g h e


" H e r e at Hope I get all f o r m s of reactions for being a Muslim: g o o d , bad, inquisitive, even hostile," said Dorian B a k o ( ' 0 4 ) . Some students point to a lack of knowledge as a cause of the negative reactions. " A lot of it is ignoranceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;people just d o n ' t k n o w m u c h outside of Christianity and that affects the w a y they view outside religions," said M u h a m m a d Karim ('03). " P e o p l e have c o m e up to me before and said t h i n g s a b o u t my r e l i g i o n b e i n g wrong and how I need to convert, b u t it h a s n ' t b e e n an e v e r y d a y thing." ' T h e biggest problem for m e is that I would like to have better access to a m o s q u e since the nearest o n e is in G r a n d R a p i d s , " K a r i m said. "We pray five times a day and that makes the drive not very reasonable; I pray in my own room in-

positive impact on o n e ' s religious devotion. Even though s o m e interactions have been c o n d e s c e n d i n g toward "outside" religions at Hope, not all c o n f r o n t a t i o n and interaction bet w e e n the d i f f e r i n g r e l i g i o n s is negative. ' T h e fact that people are willing to ask shows they are interested in learning about something they w e r e n ' t raised on," Bako said. "People ask questions and I ' m more than happy to answer them, even if they are somewhat strange. This interaction helps promote better understanding." Karim agrees. "I've always known people who were curious about Islam and ask questions, or

stead." W h i l e this m a y be an inconvenience to some, it can also have a


... I get all forms of reactions for being a Muslim. -Dorian Bako ('04)




others w h o invite me to Chapel, and 1 d o n ' t have any problem with that at all. If anything, it opens up the dialogue. T h e more people talk, the more they learn and k n o w about another religion and culture, and that's a w e s o m e . " In addition to student and c o m munity reaction, some of the Muslim students find it difficult to practice their religion due to their location. " M y faith has gotten a lot stronger being in the U.S. Here I don't have anyone to hold me accountable for my faith," Karim said. "In Pakistan I w a s just o n e of m a n y people w h o followed Islam. N o w if I d o n ' t practice it it's my o w n fault; 1 have to take the responsibility f o r my faith." Along with the difficulties of being a r e l i g i o u s m i n o r i t y here at Hope, there are a n u m b e r of positives that c o m e f r o m being surrounded by another culture and religion. T h e formation of n e w door-

said. Although learning takes place, religious concepts are not always easy to grasp. "It can be difficult. I have a hard lime grasping and understanding parts of Christianity, but it is a good thing to e x p e r i e n c e , " B a k o said. ' T h i s kind of diversity is helpful and gives you a window into h o w different cultures think and act." S o m e see a more diverse religious community as something that the College c o m m u n i t y could benefit from. "I think diversifying the c a m p u s by recruiting more students f r o m different religions would be a positive thing, but I don't k n o w if that would happen," Karim said. " H o p e is a Christian school. T h e y focus on getting [Christian] students. I just think it w o u l d be better to get a more religiously diverse c a m p u s . " Even though religious diversity r e m a i n s low, and the school remains focused on its Christian approach to w o r s h i p and learning, some students of religious minorities have benefited f r o m their situation here at Hope. "I was raised to think and believe certain things. If you want to be my f r i e n d y o u h a v e to f a c e t h a t , " Rupasinghe said. "I learn a ton f r o m the Christian community here and they learn f r o m me. I couldn't have made a better choice than H o p e . "

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Dutchmen down Comets in final seconds Hope pulls another goal-line stand at game's end to win Ben DeHaan S P O R T S EDITOR





Jamie Buikema ('03) heads downfield with the ball.

With ten scconds left to play, the Hope College football team found themselves on the defensive side of a t w o - p o i n t c o n v e r s i o n with the g a m e h a n g i n g in t h e b a l a n c e . Luckily, the D u t c h m e n arc familiar with the term "clutch." Matt B a u m b a c h ( ' 0 3 ) intercepted a game-tying conversion in the end zone to assure the Dutchmen victory over Olivet 30-28. T h e victory m o v e s Hope to 3-2 in M I A A play, and 4-5 in the conference. O n c e again, H o p e w a s able to brush u p on the record books, as Joel S o l o m o n ( , 0 3 ) b r o k e the record for most receiving yards in a season. Solomon has 978 yards with one game remaining, breaking Brian A d l o f T s ( ' 0 2 ) mark of 896 yards from last year. Hope s o f f e n s e produced another strong performance, as quarterback Phil Butler ( ' 0 4 ) threw f o r 2 4 6 yards and two touchdowns. This puts B u t l e r ' s c a r e e r t o u c h d o w n passes at 51, only two shy of tying

the career record. Tailback D a n Blocmers ( ' 0 4 ) ran for 113 yards on 24 carries, with two touchdowns of his own. The Dutchmen showed a promising start in the g a m e , as they took the opening drive 72 yards to the Comet endzone, capped off by Blocmers' 15-yard touchdown run. Olivet would respond with 5:40 left in the first quarter, with a five yard t o u c h d o w n run to even the g a m e at 7-7. T h e C o m e t s would strike again on H o p e ' s next possession, intercepting the ball and scoring five plays later on a two-yard score to take a 14-7 e d g e with 2:56 left in the first. Hope nearly scored on the following possession, but c a m e up short w h e n Butler was intercepted in the endzone. T h e Dutchmen would get another chance on their next possession, though, and used a pass interference penalty d e e p in Comet territory to set u p B l o e m e r ' s twoyard score, his second of the day. In the third quarter, Hope forced Olivet to go three-and-out on their first possession, and punted to the Hope 4 7 yard line. The Dutchmen would drive 53 yards capitalized on Butler's five-yard t o u c h d o w n pass to Scott Jeschke ('04), giving Hope

a 21-14 lead. T h e C o m e t s would answer slowly, as they ate the time on their next drive. Olivet used up 8:15 of the quarter, ending on a five-yard t o u c h d o w n run. T h e C o m e t s then used a fake extra point play for a two-point score and a 22-21 lead. Hope was unable to score a touchd o w n to answer, but kicker Nate Bamett ( ' 0 6 ) easily hit a 20-yard field goal , giving Hope a 24-22 lead with 14:44 left in the game. T h e Dutchmen would extend their lead later in the fourth quarter, a the offense drove 55 yards and ended on Jeschke's four-yard touchd o w n pass f r o m Butler. However, a missed extra point left the score at 30-22, allowing Olivet enough room to tie the game. T h e C o m e t s w o u l d use time to their advantage once again, driving 65 yards to the Dutchmen goaline, and scoring with 10 seconds left in the g a m e on a three yard score. However, Baumbach's interception left the C o m e t s two points behind, and sealed another victory for the Dutch. Hope will take on Albion next at Holland Municipal Stadium in the season finale. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 pm.

Volleyball falls to Alma in three, season ends John Rodstrom S P O R T S EDITOR

T h e Flying Dutch fell short of their goal, losing to regular season c h a m p i o n A l m a C o l l e g e in the semi-finals of the M I A A tournament in three close g a m e s , 30-28, 3 0 25, 30-22, e f f e c t i v e l y e n d i n g their season. H o p e finished with a 17-14 record overall, and 8-6 in the MIAA. The Dutch advanced to the semifinal m a t c h by d e f e a t i n g A d r i a n College 3 0 - 2 5 , 3 0 - 2 8 , ad 30-12 last

Tuesday in the D o w Center. A l m a lost in the final match to K a l a m a z o o College in 4 games. Co-captains Martha Luidens ( ' 0 3 ) a n d Kara V a n A s s e n ( ' 0 3 ) , both playing in their last match for Hope, led the offensive attack for the Dutch, scoring 13 and 7 kills, respectively. A strong defensive effort was led by Caitlin Deis ('03), w h o earned 16 d i g s . K a t i e H a l l ( ' 0 4 ) a n d M c K e n n a T r o y a n ( ' 0 5 ) each added 10, S h a w n a Buche ( ' 0 6 ) had 12, while Luidens also chipped in 11.

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Hall also scored 3 aces and Troyan had 2 9 assists. T h e Dutch needed to beat A l m a , a n d K a l a m a z o o n e e d e d to b e a t Calvin f o r Hope to have a chance to advance to the N C A A tournament. "It was tough losing, especially in three games, but 1 was still happy with the way we worked as a team,"

Luidens said. Although they struggled early in the s e a s o n , the D u t c h g r a d u a l l y c a m e together as a team and ended the season on a positive note, despite the disappointing loss. " T h e r e w e r e m o m e n t s of brilliance and moments when we didn't play quite our game. In the end, it w a s frustrating, but w e really came together at the end of the season. I was proud of us," Luidens said. This year marks the end of an era, as H o p e loses the core of its team in its four seniors.

" L a u r a , Kara and I h a v e been starting since our f r e s h m a n year. It's going to be a different team next year," Luidens said. All is not lost, h o w e v e r , with m a n y returning letter-winners for the Dutch ready to step u p to the challenge and fill their shoes. "I think M c K e n n a and Katie are going to lead the team next year. We have some really strong freshmen that will be able to step u p next year; they did a great j o b . T h e y were able to get some good experience this year," Luidens said.

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Join your fellow Hope College men's basketball fans for the seventh annual Select Bank Hall of Fame Classic played at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids. The Flying Dutchmen will play Cornerstone University at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, November 26. Ticket prices are $6.50 and $8.50. Call the Athletic Ticket Office at x7136 for more Information. Office hours are 8:00 am to noon and 1:15 pm to 3:30 pm.


Sports editor

Opportunity knocks

Throughout high school, you probably at s o m e time remember your coach telling you to take opportunity as it comes, right? Well, there's an opportunity available for us right now, and for those of us w h o dedicate our Wednesday nights and Saturday a f t e r n o o n s in the winter to watching Hope basketball (aka the Dew Crew), this isn't something that we should take f o r granted. T h e Dutchmen are playing in the Select Bank Hall of Fame Tournament on Tuesday, Nov. 26 ,h at Van Andel Arena, in a tournament that includes Aquinas, Cornerstone and G r a n d Valley State University. T h e Dutchmen will take on Cornerstone on Tuesday night, and play in either the championship or consolation game on Saturday, Nov. 30 ,h . There is a catch, though. T h e tournament has been played for seven years, and this is the first time that games will start b e f o r e Thanksgiving. W h y ? For our sake, of course! Think about it: W e ' v e been given a chance to see our basketball team go up against some great competition before the season even gets in high gear. W e ' r e also in a huge venue that I guarantee will be a lot more comfortable than cramming into

those wooden bleachers at the Civic Center. Not to mention the fact that you w o n ' t have to wait outside the D o w all night just f o r a ticket to a big game like this. Calvin w o n ' t be showing up to the tournament this year, which brings the advantage of not having to put up with that ridiculous Knight Club. But it's not just a bad thing, I mean, would we really want to embarrass their team more than w e have to? On a last note, the funds that are generated by these games are going to be donated to the Grand Rapids Public Schools System, and will support fifth and sixth grade basketball programs. T h e programs are part of the "All City" Elementary Athletic Program, and would love to see the support from both Hope students and the other schools involved. Just imagine yourself at Thanksgiving dinner, telling M o m and Dad that you donated to charity this week. Of course, this all happens before you fork over your mid-term grades. S o do the math, Dew Crew: Buy a ticket, grab some friends, go the game, sit comfortably, watch H o p e d o m i n a t e C o r n e r s t o n e , and help out some young athletes all at the same time, and all before you grab s o m e turkey. It's a win-win situation.



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Winter sports appear strong in preseason behind the D u t c h m e n bench, Hope will look C a l v i n f r o m the top M I A A and e n t e r the once again.

Hope looks to retain MIAA championships in the winter season

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It was almost too perfect of a season f o r H o p e C o l l e g e sports last winter. M e n ' s and w o m e n ' s basketball, m e n ' s and w o m e n ' s swimming, and hockey all saw some type of postseason play. Even though none of the teams brought h o m e N C A A c h a m p i o n ship hardware, the D u t c h m e n and Dutch made a strong reputation of themselves for being a strong c o m petitor in both conference and postseason play. T h e Hope College H o c k e y C l u b and the varsity s w i m m i n g t e a m s have already begun their seasons, and the basketball teams are within t w o weeks of beginning their competition. Listed below are previews for each sport's seasons: MEN'S BASKETBALL Being defeated by Calvin twice last year didn't stop the D u t c h m e n f r o m humiliating the Knights on t h e i r h o m e c o u r t in the M I A A finals. Hope went on to win a game in the first round of the N C A A playoffs b e f o r e being defeated by Carthage (Wi.) in the second round of the tournament.





Chad Carlson ('03) In the u p c o m i n g season, G l e n n Van W i e r e n ' s D u t c h m e n will look to return to the tournament, while picking up the M I A A c h a m p i o n ship along the way. T h e D u t c h m e n will not be short on experience at all, as they return twelve letterwinners. Six of these w i n n e r s are s e n i o r s , a n d t w o of these seniors, C h a d Carlson ( ' 0 3 ) and Don Overbeek ('03) were members of the All-MIAA 1 st team last season. Carlson will also serve as captain for H o p e once again. Hope will begin their season next w e e k e n d w h e n they travel to Orange City (la.) in the Tipoff Classic, their first of five tournaments b e f o r e starting conference play. With m u c h experience and talent

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL C o m i n g off a record-winning season last year, the Flying Dutch are eyeing their fourth straight conference title, and a return to the N C A A tournament in the 2 0 0 2 - 2 0 0 3 season. H o p e w a s also named as the n u m b e r one team in the M I A A in the conference rankings, and will focus on keeping that ranking. C o a c h Brian M o r e h o u s e will return nine letterwinners this season, and will rely on the leadership of





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Amy Baitmanis ('03), Colleen Corey ('03), Katie Grotenhuis ( ' 0 3 ) , and A m a n d a Kerkstra ( ' 0 3 ) as c a p t a i n s . K e r k s t r a and Baitmanis are previous A l l - M I A A honors, and will shoot to retain the honors along with several other talented players on the D u t c h ' s roster. T h e D u t c h will enter conference competition as the M I A A favorite, and will also e n t e r their s e a s o n ranked inside the Top 2 0 of several pre-season rankings. Hope tips off their season next weekend at the Mt. St. Joseph (Oh.) tournament, and will host the Hope S u b w a y Shootout on the w e e k e n d

in 11 out of the last 12 seasons. Five letterwinners from last season were n a m e d All-Americans at the N C A A finals. T h e w o m e n ' s team will look to regain the M I A A title this season after being stripped of the crown last year. D e s p i t e m i s s i n g the N C A A f i n a l s as a t e a m , B e t h Fredericks ( ' 0 5 ) qualified f o r the finals on her o w n and received AllAmerican recognition. Fredericks will return to the lineup with 13 more letterwinners f r o m the previous season. Haley Martin ('04), Kelly Parker ( ' 0 4 ) , and Erin Vandenburg ( ' 0 3 ) will captain the team this year.

of Dec. 6th. SWIMMING T h e m e n ' s and w o m e n ' s swimm i n g t e a m r e t u r n to action t h i s winter to score M I A A c h a m p i o n ships and break n e w records once a g a i n . Both t e a m s will enter the water with strong lineups, with experience being the only difference. W h i l e half of the w o m e n ' s team will be n e w c o m e r s or nonletterwinners, the Flying D u t c h m e n h a v e the advantage of having 17 of their 24-man roster being lettewinners. Dan B o u w e n s ('03), Ross Geurink ('04), and Brian Slaugh ( ' 0 3 ) will captain the D u t c h m e n , w h o have finished inside the nation's top ten

HOCKEY CLUB T h e Hope College Hockey C l u b a m a z e d c a m p u s last y e a r w h e n they not only qualified f o r the national championships, but placed fifth in the tournament. This season, the motivation is the same, and the D u t c h m e n are alread off to an 8-1 start. C a p t a i n e d by S c o t t Van T i m m e r e n ( l 0 3 ) t H o p e is loaded with talent again with seven seniors. T h e net will once again be tended by Ben Von Eitzen ('03). In n i n e g a m e s , H o p e h a s outscored their opponents 65-28, a strong start to the goal of g a i n i n g a n o t h e r berth to the national finals.

Hockey wins a pair, off to its best start yet David Yetter

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top." On Saturday night, the team p l a y e d h o s t to t h e N o r t h w o o d Timberwolves at the E d g e in Holland. T h e F l y i n g D u t c h m e n received notable performances by winger John Collins ( ' 0 3 ) and d e f e n s e m a n Kye Samuelson ('06). T h e y got off to a quick start, scoring five goals in the first period. Goalie Ben Von Eitzen ( ' 0 3 ) played a solid game f o r the first 5 0 minutes, only allowing two goals. Brad V a n d e r b e r g ( ' 0 5 ) , the t e a m ' s backup goalie, came in near the end of the game and stopped all f o u r shots that he faced. ' T h e team c a m e out and buried t h e m [Northwood] in the first period," Vanderberg said. "Everybody g a v e 100 percent and w e w o n big." T h e team will have t w o tough g a m e s this w e e k e n d . On F r i d a y

T h e Hope Hockey Club continued their s u c c e s s f u l s e a s o n last w e e k e n d , d e f e a t i n g the J a c k s o n Golden Jets on Friday night and the N o r t h w o o d T i m b e r w o l v e s on Saturday. T h e victories gave the team a record of 8 - 1 , the best start in Hope Hockey history. T h e team played at Jackson on Friday night in front of a c r o w d of about 80 people. F o r m e r H o p e player D o u g T r u c h a n started in goal for the Jets and gave u p three goals in the first period. The officials disallowed three other goals because of interference and players in the crease. H o p e scored seven m o r e goals during the last t w o periods and defeated the Golden Jets by a score of 10-2. Defenseman Scott Van T i m m e r e n ( ' 0 3 ) had a solid g a m e ,






Forward A.J. Stachecki ('03) keeps control of the puck clearing o u t J a c k s o n ' s o f f e n s i v e players in front of the net. " A s a w h o l e , the team played v e r y well o n F r i d a y n i g h t a n d

scored a n u m b e r of g o a l s on the p o w e r play." Van T i m m e r e n said. "It was a pretty rough game, but w e played well during all three peri-

Men's soccer set to begin tourney Ben DeHaan S P O R T S EDITOR

With the success of winning the M I A A c o n f e r e n c e title a c c o m plished, the Flying D u t c h m e n soccer team stand ready for their next task: the first r o u n d of the N C A A tournament. T h e Flying D u t c h m e n will host D o m i n i c a n U n i v e r s i t y of R i v e r Forest (111.) today at 1 pm at Buys Athletic Field. Dominican, w h o gained an automatic bid into the tournament by

winning the Northern Illinois-Iowa C o n f e r e n c e , carries an 11-4-6 record going into t o d a y ' s game. T h e Stars are n e w to Division III play this year. T h e y were longtime m e m b e r s of the NAIA, and qualified f o r the N A I A national tournament in 1999. T h e D u t c h m e n are 15-4-1 on the year. This will be H o p e ' s seventh entrance into the national tournament. T h i s also marks the first time since 1997 that Hope has entered post-season play. Their best p e r f o r m a n c e in the N C A A tourna-

m e n t w a s in 1 9 9 4 , w h e n t h e y r e a c h e d the q u a r t e r f i n a l s of the tournament. If the D u t c h m e n pull out the win at h o m e today, they will travel to Wisconsin this Friday to take on the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in the regional semifinals. The Dutchmen played against W i s c o n s i n - O s h k o s h e a r l i e r this season at the Cal Bergsma Tournament, with Hope prevailing 2-1. T h e winners of Friday's matchup will p l a y a g a i n s t e a c h o t h e r on Saturday in the regional finals.


night, the D u t c h m e n will travel to Grand Rapids to play undefeated Davenport University. On Saturday night, the team will play host to Lansing C o m m u n i t y College. L a n s i n g h a s split the o n l y t w o games that they have played, but have started recruiting and have made noticeable improvements since last season. B.J. Lentz and Brandon Fitgerald lead the team on o f f e n s e , while g o a l k e e p e r Eddie M c B u r k e has been solid so far in net. T h e Dutchmen hope to come out of t h i s w e e k e n d w i n n i n g b o t h g a m e s , but they k n o w that they have a rough road ahead of them. "We have been playing well so far, but s o m e of o u r o p p o n e n t s have had players missing," d e f e n s e m a n Kye Samuelson said. "This weekend, w e definitely have our work cut out for u s . "




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