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On Saturday night, the Knickerbocker was full of students waiting for the SAC-sponsored All College Sing to begin. Then, Mike Raybum, emcee, comedian, guitarist and commentator extraordinaire prepared the audience for the beginning of the show. All College Sing is a talent show of singers that SAC puts on every year. ' i t has a huge tradition," said Sara Bums ('03), chair of special events. "First, people in sororities did it, then the fraternities - they did it as a Greek competition, and then it died off. Then SAC picked it up." This past Saturday, tradition continued as eight acts competed for the prize. "Performing in it made me want to come back next year, because it was a neat experi-

e n c e , " said R a c h e l Streelman ('06). Phil J o h n s o n ( ' 0 3 ) , Beth Gianeskis ('06) and Rachel Streelman ('06), The Chance, Lyle!, Lisa Bauer (*05), C h a d Sampson (*03), Hillary Dykema (*05), and Chris Bryan ('04) all sang their hearts out on the stage of the Knickerbocker Theatre. After having auditions up until the week before the performance, these

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None of the songs went over five minutes, which was the limit for all the performances, The songs performed ranged from serious to

comic. "It was a lot of fun to perform for an audience. I loved being on stage!" said Gianeskis. "Even though we didn't win, I d do it again.

V-Prov vs. Comedy Sports A professional improv group has challenged VanderProv to a duel

Student leaders may receive extra training zations. "At the most recent Campus Life board... there was conversation of the role of Student Congress and roles of student groups and organizations, and Jen Troke C A M P U S BEAT EDITOR how important it would be to Many students have felt frus- provide opportunity for all stutrated with the lack of under- dent groups and organizations as standing between diverse groups well as their leadership to become more familiar with the and people on campus. A new proposal may help solve the topic of race and language and stereotyping and things like problem. that," said Richard Frost, dean Student C o n g r e s s h a s apof students. p r o v e d a stuAccorddent leadership rt's yusf going to ing to Frost, t r a i n i n g prothe purpose be students. gram proposing of such that all student -Amber t r a i n ing leaders of recGarrison w o u l d be ognized student for greater o r g a n i z a t i o n s wsumamssaamsm understandbe required to undergo training addressing top- ing of differing perspectives. "I know that the director of ics such as diversity. student activities, Diana The effects of the training, it is hoped, would be knowledge Breclaw, believes strongly that trickling down to other members this ought to be part of what every student organization goes of the organizations through their leaders. The proposal could through, just to give them that also help student leaders net- perspective as to how to provide work with leaders of similar programs or develop publicity groups, increasing resources and or to be sensitive to those other communication between organi- more DIVERSITY on 2

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Nothing to do this Friday night? No place to go, no one to see, no special events? Wrong! At 8:30 p . m . this Friday, in Wichers Auditorium in Nykerk Hall of Music, Comedy Sportz Chicago and VanderProv. Hope's improvisational team, will vie for supremacy in the improvisational world. For only $5, students can witness this face off between C o m e d y Sportz Chicago and VanderProv, as opposed to the $ 15 or $20 Comedy Sportz would typically charge as cover costs. Comedy Sportz Chicago is an improv group from Chicago. There are other b r a n c h e s of C o m e d y Sportz throughout the nation. Comedy Sportz is so well versed in improv that some "Whose Line is it Anyway" stars have hailed from the various sections of the team. Seemingly out of the blue. Amy Sporer, ('04), head of VanderProv, received an e-mail from Comedy Sportz Chicago challenging VanderProv to a match. T h e g r o u p had h e a r d of VanderProv and felt that it would be interesting to see the two of them

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Above: VanderProv members warm-up to begin practice by playing "Slowmotion poison ninjas." Right: Amy Sporer match wits. "It's the first time we've ever had a professional group and performed with them (in the five or six years VanderProv has been around)," Sporer said. Random audience members will serve as judges to determine who will win the improv face-off. 44 It will be similar to typical (VanderProv) shows, with a few different things that Chicago Sportz

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Upperclassmen test new registration system Online registration will possibly expand Jared Gall STAFF REPORTER

For all those techno-wary who worry that computers are taking over, t h e r e ' s a new cause f o r panic—online registration. For the rest of us, who embrace the convenience of our Dells, Gateways and Macs, online registration could be a relief. No more long lines in Maas on registration day; now you can wake up just in time and register in your underwear (assuming you have a computer in your r o o m ) . The d o w n s i d e , of course, will be the loss of those delicious cookies set out by Dining Services for your post-registration enjoyment. "Online registration levels the playing field for students who have the same number of credits," said

Adam Schrier ('04). He points out that, rather than having to show up early to get in line ahead of students with the same registration time as themselves, students can instead sign up from a computer without having to wait. There are other reasons than the comfort of underwear for online registration, however. "It is easier, and quicker," said John Huisken, registrar. "Students have told us that it has taken them very little time to complete the process." He also commented that it has added efficiency to registration. Huisken said that, although only j u n i o r s and s e n i o r s registered online for spring 2003, hopefully the future will see the process reach all Hope students. "This was a pilot program for online registration. We wanted the process to succeed, so we started with those who typically have fewer

ANCHOFF GRAPHIC BY problems with registration, he CHAD SAMPSON said. He pointed to more frequent encounters with closed classes and wait-lists for freshman and sopho- rather discrepancies between the cupancies on Knowhope Plus while mores as the main reasons for not printed class schedules and what he registered. Huisken said that, in the next few extending the process to include the online version said. These were weeks, the registrar will be evaluthem. , wmmmmmmm mmwamssmmmmmmmmm s i m p l y ating the system and then deciding "SomeSometimes added advising problems whether or not to expand the pool t i m e s is needed. ~ of students for whom it is an opadded ad-John Huisken, registrar stead of a tion. vising Eventually, he would like to see glitch with through all Hope students register online. the registration system is needed," the online system. "Of particular concern to us are Online registration is a fairly Huisken said. Initially, it seems, the process straightforward process. It is web- first-semester freshmen who are went fairly smoothly. According to based, and Huisken assures stu- registering for the first time under Rebecca Van Dyke Robrahn, CIT dents that the registrar's office has o u r system. We'll have to see project manager, there were a few tried very hard to make it student- whether we can include everybody friendly so that materials such as or whether we still need to have small p r o b l e m s , but all were class schedules and course descrip- closer contact with some students," quickly resolved. Huisken said. "The system was never down for tions are easily accessed through Of course, with the end of tradimore than five minutes," Van Dyke the process. tional registration, students will Schrier liked this feature a lot, said. c o m m e n t i n g that he also was have to wave good-bye to those Many problems students had pleased to see real-time class oc- cookies. were not with the online system, but

Hope history lectures stir interest Lectures on Dutch history have brought in Holland cummunity members as well as students

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For Ryan Wells ('03), the Dutch history lecture series has been a unique opportunity to interact with the Holland community. "I have enjoyed the Dutch history class, because it has given me a chance to interact with some community members," Wells said. "The simple fact that there are community members interested enough in this topic to come shows how privileged we are, as Hope students, to attend classes day in and day out." The lecture series has indeed attracted significant interest in the Holland community. In fact, the series was designed for a general audience. 'There have been a total of 25 people from the community in addition to my nine enrolled students. Most of them are of retirement age," said James Kennedy, professor of history and series lecturer. "Most, but not all have a Dutch background. There are also a few people in their 40s." The lectures cover Dutch history since

James Kennedy 1800. The lectures are presented every Thursday evening from October 17 to December 5, with the exception of Thanksgiving, in Lubbers Hall 111. Each evening consists of two 50-minute lectures. One begins at 7 p.m. and the other at 8 p.m. Hope College's A.C. Van Raalte Institute is sponsoring the lecture series. So far. five of the seven lectures have been given. They have covered nineteenth century issues such as how the Dutch got their surnames, how Dutch royalty survived democracy, the Dutch record as a colonial power and Dutch religious tolerance. Twentieth century issues such as the Dutch under the Nazis, and how the Netherlands were rebuilt after World War II have also been covered. The final two lectures, which will be held on November 21 and December 5, will examine how the Netherlands became "the

pleasure dome of Europe," determine why the Dutch "banished God" and look at Dutch tolerance towards homosexuality, drugs, and new immigrants. Kennedy started the lecture series because he felt there was a lot of community interest. "One of my areas of specialization is Dutch history. One of things that I have noticed in the five years that I've been here is that there is a lot of community interest in the history of the Netherlands," Kennedy said. "I taught a small version of this class back in 1998, and about 50 people from the community came up to sign up for it. I knew there was a lot of interest, so I decided to try it again." Kennedy believes that his audience will get a lot out of the lectures. "They get background knowledge to complete connections for them; things that they thought they knew or thought they knew about, but they didn't understand how that fit into a larger pattern," Kennedy said. "For example, I talk about the Dutch presence in what is now Indonesia. We know that leaders of the Dutch colonists had considered going to Java in Indonesia instead of to the United States. I help explain the situation in the Dutch East Indies which helps explain in part why they chose to go to Michigan." For those not enrolled in the Dutch history class, there is a $10 per evening sitting fee and a $50 fee for all the lectures.

DIVERSITY from 1 kinds of positions as part of the ongoing development of student organizations," Frost said. One difficulty with student training and diversity is that the issue can take so many forms. According to Frost, one must focus on only a few areas to cover because training can only be so expensive. The trick is to choose areas that would be most universally beneficial to the students in training. The Student Congress proposal will be passed on to the Campus Life board for review and consideration. Currently, four students are being trained to facilitate dialogues about diversity. "Out of Residential Life, we started a dialogue with students, specifically students of color, about

what they would like to see hap- ulty or staff people in the room at pen on campus and what we would all; it's just going to be students." The four students receiving trainlike to see happen on campus as far as diversity education, and they ing to facilitate dialogue are Susana wanted a student-led dialogue," Rodriguez ('04), Kristian Kyles said Amber Garrison, assistant di- ('04), Phil Johnson ('03) and Anwmmmmmmmg e I a rector of tmmBOBmmm housing We're training... about how M a t u s i a k ('04). and j u d i to facilitate conversation. L i s a cial and R o b e I-Amber Garrison Greek advisor. •"•••i" m&smmmssmmem Ortiz, Wednesday's conversation, held Cook Hall resident director is workat 6:30 in the Kletz, will address the ing with Garrison on the project. ' T h e student facilitators will be topic of privilege. The dialogue is trained on how to lead the dialogue hoped to be the first of a series. " W e ' r e training the students in a productive manner, hopefully about how to facilitate conversa- eliminating the self-censorship that tions, making sure they have all the often occurs in classrooms when information they need, and then faculty and staff are present," said they will go on AVednesday," Gar- Ortiz. rison said. 'There won't be any fac-

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IMPROV from 1 will p e r f o r m , i n c l u d i n g S p o r e r , Jeff Vandenberg ('03), and Jane Bast ('03). The doors open at 7:30, and the show starts at 8:30. The show should last about an hour to an hour and a half. "If you've never seen VanderProv, there's no time like Friday," Sporer said. "It's family-friendly and quality entertainment. (Comedy Sportz is) coming here, and it's just a lot of fun and a good laugh." For more information, those interested can contact Sporer by email at amy.sporer@hope.edu.

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Students present research A total of five students from Hope College presented their summer research projects at the Consortium for Computing Sciences in College's Midwest conference, which was held September 27-28, at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Ind. One of the presentations was named among the top- three student presentations at the conference. In addition, a three-member Hope team placed third in a programming contest held during the event. The students were junior Carrie Halvorsen of Traverse City, senior

Marty Kane of Champaign, 111., senior Chad Kettner of Grand Rapids, senior Mike Kopchick of Grand Rapids and senior Alex Sherstov of K a r a g a n d a , K a z a k h s t a n . Ben Occipinti and Josh Rowe, participants in the Hope College Computer Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates program from Grand Valley State University, also presented their summer work at the conference. In addition to making their presentations. the students participated in a programming contest held during the conference.


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Drinking my dinner if given my druthers. Tracing your nights through the stories of others. Mind-splitting headaches that till mid day sting, These are a few of my favorite things. Slurred speech inhibiting my conversations. Breakfasts completed with much loved libations. Beer runs and all of the gifts they do bring, These are a few of my favorite things. When Mad Dog bites. When bouncers swing. When I'm feeling sad, 1 just remember my favorite things. And then I don't feel so bad. Some of you may cringe after reading my revisions to the song made famous in ' T h e Sound of Music," but we all have our differences. Some may choose to abstain from all forms of alcohol, and that is fine. The reasons are countless; religious beliefs, personal feelings, family history of problem drinking, or just a distaste for the habit. Others may choose to partake on a number of levels. It can range from those who have the occasional glass of wine, beer, or cocktail to persons who consume grotesque, almost pornographic quantities of alcohol in one sitting. Whatever your choice, it is YOUR choice. The effects may be good or bad, obvious or subtle, but your choice will affect you one way or another. Regardless of where you stand, realize that people walk all paths. Harassing a non-drinker to pick up the bottle isn't going to make the habit any more appealing. In the same sense, chastising someone for consuming alcohol won't lead them to whatever salvation you're intending. Keep an open mind either way: you may learn a lot from the other side.

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College can sometimes be seen as a four-year window in which a student can shed the protective covering of their parents and enjoy the freedom of making their own decisions on how to live their life. Some of these freedoms include the decision on whether to use alcohol, and not all students choose the same path. "The possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages in College property, in College housing units, or College vehicles is prohibited," according to Student Behavior Policy 1.1. To put it more simply, Hope is a "dry campus," and this applies to legal and nonlegal drinkers. Despite such regulations, on-campus drinking does take place. A small group of students were willing to share their experiences with alcohol within the Hope College setting. (To protect these sources, they will be referred to by first name only.) "In middle school you wanted to go to high school parties, in high school you wanted to go to college parties, when you finally get to college, you really don't want to be told what to do," said Josh ('05). "Even though you may not be legal, it's a normal thing for college kids to drink." While an off campus house may be the preferred location for some, on campus venues sometimes harbor the same activities. "1 know we're not the only ones who have stayed in our dorm rooms to drink," said Daniel ('04). "I really don't think it's that uncommon. 1 know lots of people who have had

friends over to drink beer in their rooms." A l t h o u g h c o m m o n in s o m e circles, not all students feel the need to be part of the rebellious "status quo," but emphasize that judging those who are is not the way do deal with the issue. "We're told to respect the authorities around us, but we're not told to j u d g e o t h e r s f o r their choices," said Ben Sanders ('05). 'There are things that are wrong, but people do them all the time. Wrong is wrong, but we're called to love first, not judge." The college does recognize the use of alcohol as being the choice of the individual, but holds a number of guidelines to "maintain an atmosphere supportive of its educational purposes." Hope is not alone in supporting an alcohol-free environment and community. Recently Ottawa County formed "Attitudes Matter" in efforts to increase awareness of underage drinking. The "Party Patrol" formed in October has visions of preventing any large social gatherings where minors may drink. While some results may be positive, others within the campus community see negatives. "A lot of us are scared to get a Minor In Possession," said Chris ('04). "You can go out to a party and risk a fine and a court date, or go to someone's room or cottage and not worry as much." Along with the possible ticket and court appearance, the school can impose additional disciplinary action to minors under policy 18.0. "Violations of the Law." "It makes |drinking] more crimi-

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complain about a campus environment that promotes Islam. My Mom leaches English to immigrants, who commonly complain about having to adapt to American culture. My mom stresses that because they are coming to our country, they must adapt to us. When my sister went to Mexico two semesters ago, the Mexican people did not speak English around her so that she would feel more comfortable. She had to adapt to their culture. I realize that it is difficult for a non-Christian to come to a Christian college, but that does not mean Hope should compromise their values. W h e n a person c o m e s to America, they have to adapt to the English language and the American way of life. When a person comes to Hope College, they must adapt to hearing that Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven. Jeffery Konfara ('03)

New student group Sigma Lambda Gamma introduces itself The name of the organization is Sigma Lambda Gamma, National S o r o r i t y Inc. S i g m a L a m b d a Gamma will not only be the first national sorority, but also the first Minority Greek based organization on Hope's campus. The interest group on Hope's Campus is called Colores de Esperanza, which means Colors of Hope. The main prin-

To the Editor: In response to the article, "Student groups launch on campus" written in the November 13 Anchor, we would like to clarify that nobody from the multicultural sorority was contacted for comment by The Anchor. We just wanted to give the campus a little more information.

ciples of this sorority are academics, community service, cultural awareness, social interaction, and morals and ethics. If you would like more information contact us at cdores_de_esperanzaJ32@hotmail.com or visit the national website at http:/ Avww.sigmalambdagamma.com. Colores de Esperanza

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Jazz/pep groups come together in the Kletz Jazz Ensemble I and Anchor Band perform Maureen Yonovitz A R T S EDITOR

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The Anchor Band rehearses for Thursday's 8 p.m. concert in the Kletz. The free performance will also feature the Jazz Ensemble.

On Thursday night, ihe Jazz Ensemble I and the Anchor Band will join forces for a night of music. The performance is at 8 p.m. in the Kletz. Admission is free. "It's not a formal concert," said Derek Broyhill ('04), tenor saxophonist for Jazz Ensemble I. "[Students] can socialize, hang out, and get some food while listening to some good tunes." Both the Jazz Ensemble and the Anchor band will play a variety of music that the performers believe all students can enjoy. "I'm most looking forward to the song 'Saint Thomas,'" said Christina Judson ('06), trumpet player for Jazz Ensemble I. "It's an uplifting, happy song, featuring the saxophones and the flugelhom, that seems to pur joy over its audience like melting whipped cream over hot cocoa." As usual, this concert will leave

much room for improvisation. "Jazz I does interesting things like sax on flute and crossovers with classical arrangements for jazz," said Ryan Janus, Instructor for Saxophone and Anchor Band director. The Anchor Band is a combination of what used to be the pep band and Jazz Ensemble II. Now they perform both standard jazz charts and pep music in concerts, with Jazz Ensemble I as well as at men and women's basketball games and women's volleyball games. Anchor Band is not a required class and the majority of the people in it are not music majors. "We just set up and play and it's fun," Janus said. Jeremy Davis ('03), student director of the Anchor Band, suggests that students who might like to get involved should come and see what it's all about. "The Anchor Band is compiled of mostly new faces in the world of jazz," Davis said. "If students find the concept intriguing they should consider playing with the band next semester."

Student dance showcases original choreography Maureen Yonovitz A R T S EDITOR

At 8 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, the student choreographed dance concert returns to the Knickerbocker for another year of presentation of student talent. Admission is free. "I think that this concert will give Hope students a chance to see students not only p e r f o r m , but also c r e a t e , " said Jessica Mumford ('05). Mumford's piece is called "La Facade des Femmes Fatales," which is French for the fa9ade of the deadly women. It will be per-

formed to "Angel" by Massive Attack. "I really liked the sarcastic and dark tone of the song, so I decided to play with that for the piece," Mumford said. The student-choreographed program consists of two separate concerts. At 7 p.m. December 3 in the Dow Studio, a second group of choreographers will present works in progress. The concert at the Knickerbocker, on the other hand, is more formal with works chosen that, according to Linda Graham, professor of dance, "are generally viewed to be in a more complete place."

Kathleen Davenport's ('04) piece is no exception. Having been choreographed over the summer and then reworked this fall for Kara Wilson ('04) and herself, originally for Sacred Dance, it has gone through much change and development. "We decided to go ahead and dance the piece for student dance concert so we could continue to develop the choreography and present the work to a different audience in a different venue," Davenport said. The concert is also known for its uniqueness of style.

' T h e student concert is unlike any other concert here at Hope," said Carla Carrozziere ('03). "The montage of ideas and different styles seen there vary from semester to semester." Other dances are by Bethany White ('03), Tara Mistry ('04), Teresa VanDenend ('04), Jade Davis ('05), Rebekah Fleck ('06) and KristinaTumer ('06), Jamie Thompson ('06), Sona Smith ( ' 0 6 ) , Mandy Olson ( ' 0 3 ) , Amanda Petersen ('03), Amanda Boboltz ('04), Ashley Stoneburner ('04), and the Dance Production class.

Vocal groups present concert Ahn Trio is lacking Women's Choir and 12th Street Harmony perform Monday Nick Denis EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Two very unique student ensembles, the Women's Chorus and 12"' Street Harmony, will be performing on Monday. These ensembles both present a performance that is out of the ordinary for a Hope music performance. The Women's Chorus is a moderately young ensemble on Hope's campus; this year marks only its third year of existence. It also presents music of a different kind from the usual. "A women's choir is a remarkable thing because the ranges and tone qualities of the voices are so close. You can achieve a good blend and sing in close harmonies," said Jennifer Wolfe, Women's Chorus director. The Women's Chorus's part of the concert will contain a setting of Psalm 150 with organ, as well as some old American hymns, and three mood pieces. 'There will be lots of contrast, piano, organ, and percussion," Wolfe said. The Women's Chorus will be joined by 12lh Street Harmony,

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12th Street Harmony takes a break from rehearsal. Hope's student directed men's a Capella ensemble. 12,h Street Harmony is also a young group on campus; they have only been in existence since the spring of 2001, when they were f o u n d e d by J e s s e Bolinder ('03). "Basically...! put up signs, and a few of us got together. The first year, we never had more than six or seven members," Bolinder said. Since then, the group has grown to its current size of twelve members. 12,h Street Harmony will be performing close-harmony arrangements of popular songs, including "Babylon" by David Gray, "People

Change" by Rockapella, and "Soon I Will Be Done," an African-American spiritual arranged by Andre Dawson. The concert will be a time for students to hear both new music and old favorites in a new way. "This joint concert...happens every semester and gives the audience an opportunity to hear a wide variety of music," said Dan Ebeling ('04), 12,h Street Harmony member. Wolfe also recommends the concert: "It's free, it's short, it's in English, and it's fun!" The free performance will be in Dimnent Memorial Chapel at 8 p.m. on Monday.

The first piece they played was Yellow Beach, by Michael Nyman. This was followed by Nick Toben the Winter movement from the GUEST WRITER After much promotion and an- "Engadiner Suite" by Maurice Jarre and a work by Kenji ticipation, the Ahn Trio finally Bunch called "Swing Shift: arrived at H o p e C o l l e g e ' s Dimnent Memorial Chapel. Music for Evening Hours." The new works could most The trio is made up of three sisters who were born in Korea, easily be compared to "movie and eventually made their way music," something that you would listen to in the backto the United States where they ground. The Ahn Trio's stage have been very successful as a deportment was lazy, and I did touring trio. not feel as though the group acAt first, the program looked good. There was one piece to be tually acknowledged the crowd played from the standard reper- that was cheering for them. 1 toire, while the rest were con- also fell that the addition of colt e m p o r a r y w o r k s c o m m i s - ored lights, tight leather pants, flashy clubbing outfits, and sioned by the Ahn Trio. The poor stage decorum detracted stage lights were set in rainbow colors, and the group entered from the already mediocre prothe stage dressed in the outfits gram. Furthermore, the opporsimilar to the ones worn in their tunity to display classical mupromotional ads. The first an- sic to some unexposed listennouncement the trio made was ers was squandered when the that it w o u l d not p e r f o r m Haydn was omitted from the Haydn. This was very disap- program. For once, the chapel was packed to the gills for a pointing because the program musical event that was not aswas now only contemporary works. I feel that contemporary sociated with Vespers or the works are not as strong as the Gathering, and 1 felt sad that more standard repertoire, be- this opportunity was given over cause the piece cannot be fully to the representation of only understood due to its freshness. contemporary works.


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Hope grads prepare for the "real world Seniors look forward to finding jobs, but is the job market ready to accept them? Nicole Lantz SPOTLIGHT EDITOR

C h r i s t i n e Powers GUEST WRITER

With Christmas break just a few weeks away, graduating seniors will only have one final semester standing between them and life after Hope. The college bubble is about to burst and pour its graduates out into the real world. Come May, seniors will embark on an entirely different journey and while some have made advanced preparations for their futures, others have not even begun to think about it. Many variables play into the fate of those leaving the comforts of Hope in 2003. Preferences, the job market, and career choices play significant roles in the decisions seniors make regarding their postcollege plans. "I don't want to get a job and be in the real world," said Lisa Hardy ('03), a biology major. "1 need to prolong school." Hardy plans to head off to medical school after graduation. She decided in high school that she wanted to become a doctor. Because of this she knew what path to lake at Hope. The college's strong science department and focused pre-med program provided her with an excellent science education. She is currently interviewing with medical schools all across the country, including Indiana State University and St. Louis University. Hardy will graduate in the spring with 20 other pre-meds students. C o n t i n u e d e d u c a t i o n is frequently the case for many gradu-

I don't want to get a job and be in the real world. -Lisa Hardy('03)

ates. Often a slumping economy motivates students to enroll in graduate programs full time before they enter the labor force. Higher degrees may enhance a student's resume, giving them a bigger edge when they start their job hunt. Students who graduated earlier this year faced a light job market. Companies were not making as much money as they had been and those looking for jobs suffered. The graduates of 2003 may face similar uncertainties or worse. Todd Sleen, professor of economics, backs this statement up. He believes that the economy is in a holding pattern, but any number of external events could change thai because the U.S. has a highly res p o n s i v e e c o n o m y w h e r e any single event could cause employers to stop hiring; war with Iraq, changes in the stock market, or another terrorist attack could seriously affect the economy. "Businesses don't want to make a big move regarding hiring," Sleen said. He recommends 2003 graduates start searching for a job right away and to " t h r o w their nets widely." "Job availability can turn on a dime," said Ken Gibson, human resource professor. He believes that interviewing has picked up, however. Companies are deciding that they have to start hiring in both the long and short run or else business will suffer. "We are reaching a state of fairly normal recruiting practices," Gibson said. This could be good news for upcoming grads. However, a survey conducted by the National Associate of Colleges and Employers (NACE) anticipates that employers expect to hire fewer members of the class of 2003 than they did from the class of 2002. Due to the slow economy and low attrition among existing employees, employers project that they will hire 3.6% fewer grads than last year. There is good news for graduates planning to stay in the area. The NACE says that the Midwest is the only region with a positive pro-

Action Steps for Seniors provided by Career Services •Attend CS workshops targeted for seniors •Finalize graduate school search timelines and plans *Take standardized tests for grad school entrance •Choose faculty and employers who will be references •Decide what professional work you are seeking •Revise and update your resume and cover letter •Sign up for a mock interview at CS •Get an internship or work-related experience •Formulate alternate plans •Research conpanies/organizations •Open an credential file at CS if you are an education major •Build netvrork of ccntacts in field of interest •Take advantage of on- and off-carnpus interviews •Keep a record of contacts with employers and grad schools

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Dale R Austin, Career Services director, practices an interview with Sue Berghorst ('02). jected outlook on hiring college grads. Employers in the region are expected to increase the number of college hires by 11.2 percent. "The class of 2003 is going to face a lot of competition for jobs," said Marilyn Mackes, NACE executive director. "Now, more than ever, students need to use all the resources available to them, particularly their campus career center, where they'll get expert guidance in conducting a successful j o b search." Mandy Hitesman, a senior mana g e m e n t m a j o r , m a d e visiting Hope's career services a priority and felt that they offered a lot. "There is a contact list of Hope grads and the office can help me get my job search started," she said. A career advisor told Hitesman that she is at an advantage because she is career specific and headed to a particular destination after graduation. Hitesman admits she should be more concerned with the economic crunch when it comes to finding a job after graduation. "I should be Worried," Hitesman said, "but I feel like it (the slow economy) won't affect me." She plans to move to Orlando, FL. after graduation and pursue a career in corporate event planning. "Having a well-rounded major is the key to being m a r k e t a b l e , " Hitesman said. She is confident in her resume and has established a good cover letter. Many future Hope grads do not have specific career plans. "I really don't have a plan," said Jamie Pierce ('03), a communication major. Pierce has great respect for his professors and believes that he "did really good stuff while here (at Hope)." He has considered joining the Peace Corps or getting a job after graduation. As a member of the band Lyle!, though. Pierce is secretly holding out for what he calls "rockstardom." Kathryn Carlston ('03), a theater major, is not quite sure what the future holds for her either. Unlike many of her fellow theater majors, she will not be heading to New York or L.A. to pursue a high profile career. She hopes to do small theater productions wherever she settles, but making a career in the business does not appeal to her. Carlston feels like her future is

partly out of her hands. "God's going to open doors and reveal to me what He wants me to do," she said. She is excited about life after Hope. "College has given me a routine I've done for 3 years," Carlston siad. " I ' m ready to move on." Along with following her heart, she also believes that she has some legwork to do. "I'm going to career services," Carlston said. An avid drawer, Carlston could see herself working in a major metropolitan museum or small art gallery. She also looks forward to being a mother someday and would love to be a stay-at-home mom. Lindsey Voelker('03), a communications major, is opdmistic about entering the job market after graduation. She sees herself as highly marketable and has had many college experiences that contributed to this. B e s i d e s t a k i n g c l a s s e s , Voelker had an internship at Philadelphia Cares, a nonprofit organization, for one semester. Before her decision to lake the internship. Voelker had five interviews with various corporations. She experienced many different types of interviews, such as a group interview, and got a glimpse into many different types of organizations. Through this she gained confidence in her ability to go out into the real world. Voelker is keeping her career options open for after graduation. "I know a lot of people have struggled getting a job," Voelker said. "But because I'm not in one specific area, I can be a number of different things." Voelker has advice to give her fellow classmates who are going to hit the pavement looking for a job. " D o n ' t be shy. S h a k e h a n d s . Smile." Many Hope seniors use career services to preparation for their future. The office has plenty to offer seniors entering the job market or pursuing further education. A simple visit to the Web site or stopping by the office provides a wealth of information. Seniors can find out when businesses will be recruiting or interviewing on campus. Dates are prominently displayed on the Web site and are open to all students. Those who are interested in attending workshops to create a resume and cover letter can schedule them-

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selves to attend. A new feature of online career services is e-Recruiting. Students can upload their resume on to the career service e-Recruiting network, making it available to prospective employers. This allows a student to access career information and connect to thousands of opportunities that are available through the network. If seniors want personal career advice they can set up an appointment. Mock interviews are recommended for those who need experience interviewing and can easily be done by a member of the staff. In addition to this service, the career service library has a multitude of books and information pertaining to hundreds of careers. The office has drop-in time set aside Monday through Friday from 4 to 5 p.m. Students can stop in to get career advice, to have their resume proofed, or to receive other assistance. Career services also helps with graduate school planning. Personnel can set up a senior interested in furthering their education with information about graduate school programs along with necessary timetables and deadlines for applying application. With g r a d u a t i o n only a f e w months away, seniors will soon have to stop planning their lives around semesters and begin planning for their futures. Those entering the job market face uncertainty. Depending on the economy, grads may face a lack of jobs. However, they are encouraged to expand their job search and consider positions they normally would not. Those entering graduate school look forward to a few more years of education. Whether grads have taken the steps to make a smooth transition from college to the real world or are still unsure of what the future may hold. May 2003 will mark the end of one life chapter and the start of another.


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For the first time in five years, the men's soccer team was in the NCAA Division III tournament, fresh off a MIAA championship. As they began competition last Wednesday, it was apparent that the Dutchmen were going to make their time in the tournament well-spent. And that's exactly what they did. The Dutchmen rolled over Dominican (111.) 4 - 0 at home last Wednesday, then went on to defeat Wisconsin-Oshkosh 2-0 on the road on Friday 2-0 before being defeated the next day by Wheaton (III.) 4-2 on penalty kicks in the round of sixteen in the NCAA tournament. Hope ends their stellar season at 17-4-2, the winningest season ever recorded by Hope. The Dutchmen also scored 73 goals this season, tying the record set by the 1996

Dutchmen outlast Albion, end year with even record Ben DeHaan SPORTS EDITOR

The D u t c h m e n football team didn't let five turnovers stand in the way of finishing the season on a win and extending their win streak to three games as they overcame Albion last Saturday by a score of 24-21. The Dutchmen end their season at 5-5 overall and 4-2 in the MIAA, giving them sole possession of second place in the conference. '"Winning the last game of the season was huge to us," said Dean Kreps, Head Coach of the Dutchmen. "We went into with a twogame winning streak on an O.K. season, and we wanted to finish it. A win on the last game really carries you into the off-season with a better attitude." Hope once again showed good production on offense, as Phil Butler (*04) threw for three touchdowns and Dan Bloemers ('(M) ran for 138 yards. Butler's touchdowns

landed in the hands of r e c e i v e r s Jeff Eldersveld (405), Jamie Buikema ( % 03). and Joe Verschueren ('04). H o p e a l s o performed well on defense, holding Albion to only 278 ' y a r d s of total o f fense, and forcing five turnovers. Andy S n y d e r was the Dutchmen s

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The Hope College men's and women's swimming & diving teams competed at Eastern Michigan University in a quad meet, last weekend. The scores were kept as dual meets. On the men's side, the results were: C a l v i n 119, H o p e 109; Denison 140, H o p e 94; and Kalamazoo 161.5, Hope 76.5. For the women, the scores were: Hope 133, Calvin 108; Denison 172, Hope 69; and Hope 171, Kalamazoo 60. For the men, lan Kobes ( 4 04) won the 2 0 0 - y a r d b a c k s t r o k e (1:58.45), while Brian Slagh ( 4 03) took Ist place in the 500 freestyle

to accomplish it again. After nearly 60 minutes of scoreless playing, Ed Huebner ( 4 04) took an assist f r o m Meyer and booted it in from eighteen yards out to put Hope ahead 1 -0. Tyler Basler (*06) added another goal, taking the assist from Tim Kelly ( 4 03), just three minutes later to give Hope a 2-0 lead. The margin proved insurmountable, as the Dutchmen defense held strong for another shutout victory. Against Wheaton, the Dutchmen were able to hold a 14-6 advantage on shots, but could not convert on any of them. However, another strong defensive performence kept the Wheaton offense silent as well. After two halfs of regulation, along with two overtime periods, the game was decided in penalty kicks, where Wheaton defeated Hope 4-2 in the shootout. "It was a tough loss," said Marcus Voss ( 4 03). "We were focused the entire game, and we were confident we were the better team, so to have it end in a shootout was hard for us."

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player on defense as Tailback Dan Bloemers ('04) runs he intercepted three t h r o u g h the line against Albion passes and recovered a fumble. "Our goal was to hang in at the begining," said Kreps. "We knew that .if we could start out well, it would be a dogfight. I thought both sides of the ball played well, and we stayed in there." The Dutchmen will look to rebuild

next season as they bid goodbye to 22 seniors players. "It's going to be really tough to see all of them go," said Kreps. "They're all great guys, and they're the kind of people that you want in your program. I've been proud to be their coach."

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varsity squad. Hope had no problems dealing with Dominican at home, playing in front of nearly 500 students. In the first three minutes of game when Bryant Loomis ( 4 03) took a pass from Steve Lepper ( 4 04) and put the ball in the back of the net. Devin McNeil ( 4 06) would give Hope a 2-0 lead taking a cross from Eric Plewka ( 4 04). Only four minutes later, Geoff Meyer ( 4 06) w o u l d add his n a m e s to the scoresheet as he tallied an unassisted goal for a 3-0 lead with still over 20 minutes left in the half. Loomis would add one more score to his name with four minutes left in the half for a 4-0 Dutchmen lead. The Hope defense would continue to shut down the Stars in the second half, sending Hope to the next round of the playoffs. The win also preserved Hope's record at home this year to 10-0-0. Hope traveled to Wisconsin on Friday to take on Oshkosh in the regional semi-finals. The Dutchmen had already defeated Oshkosh once this season, and were looking

(4:42.51) and 2nd place in the 200 freestyle (1:42.51). Both times earned Slagh a conditional berth for the National meet. Several other Hope swimmers turned in season-best times in their events: Matt Cook, 1,000 freestyle (10:26.57); Ross Geurink ( 4 04), 200 breaststroke (2:18.79); Jeff Heydlauff ( 4 05), 100 f r e e s t y l e (:49.19); Jake Taber ( 4 0 4 ) , 50 freestyle (:22.22); Matt Waterstone ('05), 200 I.M. (2:03.59) ; Dan Bouwens (403), 200 butterfly (2:03.85), the 400 freestyle relay, and the 400 medley relay. "We turned in some really good times this weekend, the other teams just had a little bit faster ones," said John Wright ( 4 06).

For the women, Michelle Smith ( 4 04) was a double winner, taking first in both the 1,000 freestyle (10:33.96) and the 500 freestyle (5:07.02). Smith was awarded a conditional berth for Nationals for her time in the 500. Meagan O'Neil ( 4 06) won the 200-yard backstroke (2:12.57), while season-best times were recorded by Elizabeth Fredericks ('05) in the 50 freestyle (:25.18) and 200 butterfly (2:13.73), and by the 400 medley relay (4:10.22) and the 400 freestyle relay (3:44.06). "We're happy with our performance. This meet gave us a good idea of where we stand and what our team needs to do to improve," Wright said.

l * Team Bryant Loomis ('03) Ed Huebner ('04) Matt Margaron ('03) Marcus Voss ('03) 2l,d Team Tyler Basler ('04) Tim Kelly ('03) Steve Lepper ('04)

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F Team Bill Crane ('03) Vince Scheffler ('03) 2nd Team Josh Rumpsa ('03) Joel Solomon ('03) Phil Butler ('04) Andy Keller ('03) Josh Baumbach ('03) Matt Beaver ('04) Matt Baumbach ('03) Non-Profu Organizalion U.S. Postage PAID Hope College

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