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I^ANCH New organization seeks to give 'Hope for all God's Children' Erlka Ter Louw Floriana Robins-Brown's passion, joy a n d love for children in n e e d radiated f r o m every p a r t of her. As she s t o o d in f r o n t of t h e crowd of s t u d e n t s a n d faculty, Nov. 10 she s h a r e d h e r passion and t h e vision G o d had given her in 2004 for an o r p h a n a g e in Rwanda. The mission of this o r p h a n a g e is t o "let t h e m grow, give t h e m hope." The o r p h a n a g e , Nibakure, began with t h a t vision RobinsBrown received at a c o n f e r e n c e in 2004. As a result of genocide d u r i n g 1990 to 1940, m a n y children were left with n o w h e r e t o go and n o o n e t o care for t h e m . Robins-Brown's assistant, Claudia Kaul, p o i n t e d out t h a t t h e rest of t h e world was t o o focused o n OJ Simpson, "Forest Gump," "The Lion King" and t h e S o u t h Africa elections t o notice t h e genocide o c c u r r i n g in Rwanda.

In addition to the construction, the staff of N i b a k u r e has also g r o w n since Robins-Brown's vision in 2004. T h e r e are currently 12 p e o p l e o n t h e board, two of which are p r o b o n o lawyers and a p r o b o n o architect. Robins-Brown w a s very gracious and stated, "God is providing ... we haven't t o u c h e d a paycheck since 2005." A victim of a b u s e a n d childhood trauma herself, Robins-Brown holds needy c h i l d r e n and o r p h a n s in a special spot in her heart. After listening to h e r incredible history and her calling f r o m G o d , m a n y audience members were stunned. She o f t e n r e p e a t e d "it's not my doing, it's God's doing." This kind of blind and selfless faith inspires m a n y s t u d e n t s to take action. A Hope organization called H o p e For All God's

In 2000, things began t o change. The c o u n t r y elected president Paul Kagame, w h o began a t t e m p t i n g "to help heal t h e nation," said Kaul. Kagame is following t h r o u g h o n his vow t o s t r e n g t h e n t h e nation. For t h e N i b a k u r e Children's Village, t h e g o v e r n m e n t d o n a t e d 23 acres of land. T h e ultimate vision for t h e village is t o have 15 h o m e s in clusters of three. Each h o m e will h o u s e t w o w i d o w s hired by t h e o r p h a n a g e and 10 o r p h a n s . In addition t o these h o m e s , there will b e an e l e m e n t a r y and secondary school, a clinic, a n o n - d e n o m i n a t i o n a l h o u s e of worship, a technical/ vocational t r a i n i n g building, an a u d i t o r i u m , s p o r t s facilities and guesthouses. The c o n s t r u c t i o n will take place in five phases, starting with three h o m e s . G r o u n d was b r o k e n in May 2009 for this first p h a s e of c o n s t r u c t i o n .

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I n t e r n a t i o n a l ^'ddcation w e e k c a m e to a close o n Saturday with "Images: a Reflection of Cultures," an experience t h a t included a Phelps Dining Hall d i n n e r featuring cuisine f r o m a r o u n d t h e world. It was a p r e c u r s o r t o t h e display of cultural p e r f o r m a n c e s at t h e K n i c k e r b o c k e r Theatre later t h a t night. T o m Hoover, executive chef of H o p e College Dining Services, e m p h a s i z e d t h e i m p o r t a n c e for s t u d e n t s t o t r y n e w meals as a way to grow their e d u c a t i o n . D u r i n g regular d i n n e r dining hours, Phelps offered dishes f r o m India, Taiwan, China, France, Japan and Mexico. S t u d e n t s a n d visitors could s a m p l e dishes like Indian t a n d o o r i chicken, chicken m a r i n a t e d in y o g u r t a n d typically s e a s o n e d with hot spices or French coquilles, or Saint Jacques Parisienne, a rich pastry with scallops a n d s h r i m p s in c r e a m . Side dishes like Indian b a s m a t i rice, naan b r e a d and French salad nicoise with m o n t r a c h e t were also o n t h e m e n u . Taiwanese m a n g o sticky rice and M e x i c a n w e d d i n g cakes were a couple of the dishes offered for dessert.

In preparation for the cultural dinner, dining services did its research. " W e research the Internet and books. Its pretty collaborative. W e all get together at a staff m e e t i n g and ask if there's anything special a n y o n e w a n t s t o have," said Hoover. H e said t h a t t h e staff h o l d s a vast array of culinary skills a n d specialties like vegetarian, C u b a n , Texan and Japanese. Dining Services also s e n d s emails t o international s t u d e n t s a n d t h e international e d u c a t i o n d e p a r t m e n t to ask if there are any special dish r e q u e s t s . They also refer t o past m e n u s of I m a g e s d i n n e r s to help t h e m create a n e w m e n u f r o m year t o year. This is t h e 10th year Images has b e e n held at H o p e . The M e x i c a n m a n g o ice c r e a m was Brenda Cuellar's ('10) favorite dish. " W e usually never have m a n g o , ever. A n d i t s my favorite fruit," she said. She t h o u g h t the C h i n e s e crab r a n g o o n — a small, fried food mostly c o m p r i s e d of crab and c r e a m cheese — tasted weird. However, s h e did not think t h e r a n g o o n tasting was a w a s t e d experience. " N o w I k n o w I don't like it," she said. "That's why I got it, b e c a u s e I've never had it S E E CUISINE, P A G E 10

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You probably n o t i c e d a few strange happenings around Hope's c a m p u s b e t w e e n Nov. 9-16. A plague swept t h r o u g h t h e college, and this t i m e it w a s n o t norovirus or even s w i n e flu - it was m u c h worse. Some students experienced s y m p t o m s of extreme ju m p in e ss and paranoia manifested t h r o u g h avoidance of Phelps, t h e urge t o hide out in their rooms for extended periods of time, and participation in nocturnal search parties. O t h e r s simply a c q u i r e d an insatiable hunger for brains. All of these strange behaviors b e c a m e c o m m o n p l a c e for the d u r a t i o n of Z o m b i e l a n d at H o p e . D e s c r i b e d o n its Facebook

page as "the g a m e that m a k e s going f r o m class t o class terrifying," Z o m b i e l a n d was organized by Trevor Coeling ( ' l l ) a n d Cristoff Visscher ('12) a n d takes its n a m e f r o m t h e recent zombie comedy/action film. More than 150 Hope s t u d e n t s took part in t h e game, which pitted t h e h u m a n race (marked o n t h e i r b a c k s with green tags) against an initially small but growing battalion of zombies, who were m a r k e d o n their f r o n t s with red tags. The zombies' soleobjectivewas t o tag h u m a n s , i n f e c t i n g t h e m with t h e mutant H1N1 vaccine that had originally turned them RAPHIC BY KRISTEN M U L D E R ^ ^ Q undead cannibals. T h e infected h u m a n would t h e n b e forced to d o n a yellowtagandwouldmorphintoa z o m b i e after 12 h o u r s unless they

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were able t o locate an antidote. The h u m a n s b e g a n t h e g a m e with n o choice but to r u n f r o m t h e zombies. T h o u g h they were safe in classes, work, t h e dining halls and their o w n r o o m s , e v e r y w h e r e else they w e r e at t h e m e r c y of t h e h o r d e . These facts led m a n y h u m a n s t o b a n d together for m u t u a l protection, w h i c h resulted in t h e f o r m a t i o n of such alliances as Wolf-Pack and Survival G r o u p Alpha. S o m e h u m a n s were lucky e n o u g h to start t h e game with o n e o r t w o antidotes, b u t those w h o were not so f o r t u n a t e had t o rely o n t h e m e d p a c k s that t h e g a m e leaders periodically hid around campus. O n Friday t h e IS01, just w h e n things started t o look bleak for t h e h u m a n s , w e a p o n s w e r e i n t r o d u c e d into the game. H i d d e n a r o u n d c a m p u s in t h e s a m e m a n n e r as t h e m e d p a c k s , the whitewashed wooden objects could be used by h u m a n s t o "kill" a p r e d e t e r m i n e d n u m b e r of zombies. The h o r d e began to feel t h e sort of fear that t h e h u m a n s had felt d u r i n g t h e first days of t h e game. The w e e k e n d saw a slowdown in z o m b i e activity, but t h e h u m a n s could not afford to let S E E ZOMBIE, P A G E 10

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"There's a marijuana plant growing right outside ofour dorm" I said. "No way!" Freshman John Stathakis ('13) replied. "I didn't believe it either, but here, come check it out," I said. I walked over toward t h e plant with t h e three other guys. N o w to clear things u p right away, my knowledge of weed is s o m e w h e r e in between that of a fifth g r a d e D.A.R.E s t u d e n t and a middle-aged conservative housewife. The guys could have pointed out a ficus t o me, and I would have thought, " H m m m , well I guess it could be marijuana." The o t h e r guys s e e m e d t o be in a g r e e m e n t that this was marijuana, but 1 was not ready to fully c o m m i t to this analysis. For now, it would be referred to as "mystery plant." W e decided we needed t o go grab a sample leaf for f u r t h e r analysis, so we left to accomplish that task. The "mystery plant" stood as a 2 foot tall, leafy, tower of sin, rising far above t h e fallen leaves and scattered w o o d chips that littered t h e g r o u n d a r o u n d it. T h e r e it ::stood, m o c k i n g t h e entire institution of H o p e College, jeering at the Keppel house that was only o n e street away scoffing that, "Yes, even a m a r i j u a n a plant can grow here in

t h e soil of Hope." We both plucked a leaf and brought then upstairs t o the D u r f e e c o m p u t e r lab. Stathakis typed "marijuana leaf" into t h e Google image search. The results were almost identical to the t w o leaves that sat in front of us o n the desk. I had to find a second source, t h o u g h . I took a picture of t h e leaf o n my cell p h o n e and sent it to s o m e o n e f r o m h o m e who was familiar with weed. T h e subject: "Is this not weed?" His text response c a m e back shortly after with, "Yes. Where'd you find that?" " H o w does this happen?" I asked t h e guys in the r o o m . A fourth had c o m e into t h e r o o m . We caught Tyler Peterson ('13) u p t o speed o n what had taken place. He m e n t i o n e d that t h e seeds could have been p u t into t h e mulch, and t h a t he k n e w s o m e o n e f r o m his h o m e t o w n that had this h a p p e n t o t h e m . A mental image c a m e t o m e of President Bultman slamming his fist d o w n o n a H o m e Depot c o u n t e r t d p d e m a n d i n g to k n o w w h o p u t t h e weed seeds into Hope's bag of mulch. W i t h m y m i n d racing as to what I should do next, 1 calmed myself d o w n and decided before I did anything else I still n e e d e d t o verify that this was marijuana. Five or six eye-witnesses and a picture message verification was not e n o u g h t o officially c h a n g e

and put my laptop in the passenger seat displaying the directions. W i t h my laptop sitting there and a marijuana leaf resting o n t o p of the keyboard, I felt s o m e w h e r e in between a policeman and Seth Rogen f r o m t h e opening driving scene of "Pineapple Express." The drive began. I couldn't find t h e greenhouse. I pulled into t h e Salad Bowl restaurant, and called t h e Jonkers G a r d e n telephone number. I soon realized that I had called for directions to their store f r o m their parking lot. Maybe this "mystery plant" was rubbing off o n me. [onker's was giant, with plants c o m i n g f r o m nearly every angle. I walked t o the c o u n t e r and tried as best as I could to make t h e situation s e e m at least s o m e w h a t normal. Behind t h e c o u n t e r was a lady, Joanne Avink. She's been helping r u n t h e G a r d e n s h o p since 2001. "Ail right, this is going t o c o m e off a little strange," I said placing my laptop d o w n o n the counter. I o p e n e d my M a c b o o k and resting o n t h e keyboard was t)ie "mystery leaf." I p u t t h e leaf in my h a n d and held it out with o n e simple question. . "Is this n o t marijuana?" Avink was slightly taken aback, but chuckled, "I'll go find s o m e o n e else." Avink stepped o u t f r o m behind the c o u n t e r and walked t h r o u g h t h e store back into a n o t h e r

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HOLIDAY BENEFIT DINNER PROVIDES FUNDS FOR HEALTH CLINIC Hope College students are raising funds by organizing a holiday benefit dinner at City on a Hill in Zeeland. Proceeds will support City on a Hill's health clinic, adult mentoring program (ATLAS), and food service ministry (CafeS8), and help provide a lowcost home for 31 other non-profit organizations and ministries at City on a Hill. A dinner, catered by Cafe58, and a silent auction are being planned. Tickets for the Dec. 3, event can be purchased by contacting City on a Hill, 100 S. Pine St., in Zeeland (616-7486060) or through the Center for Faithful Leadership, at Hope College.

BONE MARROW REGISTRATION OFFERED Thousands o f patients with life threatening diseases need a marrow donor who can make their transplant possible. Dec. 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 P-m. in Dyktra Hall or the Otte Room students can attend the bone marrow registry. It's fast and no blood needs to be drawn. Contact lauren.rcif@hope.edu or kelsey. davis@hope.edu with questions.

T H E REAL STUFF— Marijuana (above) was suspected to be g r o w i n g b e t w e e n Durfee and Lubbers. t h e label of "mystery plant." I needed to find an expert. " W h o would be able t o identify by looking at a leaf what plant it belonged to and could accurately claim that this was or was not marijuana?" 1 t h o u g h t to myself t h e following m o r n i n g . A few m i n u t e s went by. Nothing. A couple m i n u t e s more. Nothing. T h e n it hit m e I should take a leaf sample to a greenhouse! I r u s h e d to m y laptop and googled "Holland greenhouses." A few options c a m e up, and 1 clicked o n Jonker's G a r d e n o n River Ave. I found t h e directions and not even b o t h e r i n g to print them, I simply took m y laptop with m e outside. I h o p p e d in my red Ford Focus

r o o m , w h e r e I could slightly hear her voice retelling my bizarre question. From t h e back r o o m c a m e Z a n d r a Talley, w h o is better k n o w n in t h e store as "Z." Talley manages both t h e nursery and perennial d e p a r t m e n t s and has worked at Jonker's since 1991. She is in charge of m a k i n g sure over 75,000 plants are planted, tagged, watered, protected in t h e winter, m o v e d to displays, and sold to customers. This lady k n o w s her plants. Accompanying her was Greg Kuziak. Serving as retail manager since 2002, h e is said by t h e Jonkers G a r d e n website to be, " O n e of t h e people you're b o u n d to run into at Jonker's Garden." This is true.

"Did you k n o w there was a Talley and Kuziak followed marijuana plant growing, like, Avink back to the counter. Avink right outside of Durfee?" I said. h a n d e d t h e "mystery leaf" over "What?" he said shocked. to Talley w h o took off her glasses "Where?" and held the leaf up a few inches The next two m i n u t e s can best above her eyes and then u p to b e described as a little league the light. W i t h n o hesitation she baseball player trying to explain set the leaf back d o w n and said, where his house is to his friend's "Yep, that's weed." m o m w h o was driving him h o m e There were chuckles f r o m t h e f r o m practice. four of us and I asked, "Really?" in "OK, so Lubbers Hall is here, a high-pitched, s t u n n e d voice. sidewalk is here and t h e wall is Kuziak picked u p t h e reef leaf, here, then and asked t h e plant is me how right here," tall the I tried to p l a n t was. explainusing 1 told h i m the walls that it was and d o o r as about knee props. height, "Why motioning don't you t o my blue just show jeans. H e me," H a n s e n n o d d e d said slipping and set t h e on his leaf back shoes. down. W e " H o w w a l k e d can it grow, outside. I though?" I pointed to asked. "Is the area it going P H O T O BY EMILY C R U M the to g r o w G R E E N E R Y — A plant (above) grow- where plant used to anymore i n g o u t s i d e Durfee Hall has been be. H e was now that removed due t o Its r e s e m b l a n c e t o surprised t o its getting m a r i j u a n a . see that it cold?" "No," Talley responded. "It was so close to t h e brick wall and went inside t o call C a m p u s Safety. will freeze out, it's not going to W h i l e h e had t h e receiver in his bud either." hand, Johnathan Wielinga ('11) The conversation shifted back told t h e t w o of us that Residential toward the outrageousness of t h e Life coordinator Ray C o o k and entire situation, with t h e four of us astonished that a publically C a m p u s Saiety had already taken care of it. It was n o w t i m e for m e viewable marijuana plant was to talk to Ray C o o k . growing literally less than five feet I walked into C o o k Hall away f r o m a H o p e College d o r m . and knocked o n his door. I asked t h e m if they t h o u g h t C o o k answered the door, and I s o m e o n e had planted it or if it proceeded to ask him what he may have been part of t h e mulch knew. that was put d o w n . "I'm really not at liberty to "Well if s o m e o n e was smoking say," he responded. "We were a reefer, tossed t h e reefer d o w n notified last night and C a m p u s and s o m e seeds fell out," Talley Safety and the H P D took care of said. "Then there you go, there's it f r o m there." your plant." He added that with marijuana, This was e n o u g h for me. it b e c o m e s a legal case, and the The verdict was in. This was n o area b e c o m e s s o m e w h a t of a longer t h e "mystery plant" but c r i m e scene. was officially t h e marijuana plant This left me with o n e final growing outside of Durfee Hall. p h o n e call to make — t h e I went o n my f o u r t h trip back Holland Police D e p a r t m e n t . I to t h e marijuana plant, this time called t h e main line and asked with Kristine Davis ('12), an avid if I could c o m e in and talk t o photographer. If I was going to get s o m e o n e about t h e case. The a picture of t h e marijuana, I was p h o n e operator asked if it was going t o have s o m e p r o d u c t i o n value to it. W h e n I got there, I o n the C a m p u s Safety reports to which I said no. She said that was shocked t o see it was gone. there was a stack about an inch "I swear it was here!" I said to high of police reports, they were Kristine. taking care of and that w h e n "I'm sure it was." A r o u n d 5:30 that night, I it is officially posted o n H o p e College's C a m p u s Safety report, knocked o n t h e d o o r of Nate then questions can be asked. Hansen, t h e residential director As of Nov. 23, there has of Durfee Hall. His wife answered been nothing posted. There are t h e door, and t h e r o o m smelled r u m o r s circulating that t h e police of Italian food, not of a Fazolis identified t h e plant and said it variety but legitimate Olive was not marijuana. G a r d e n levels. "Is Nate here?" I asked. She n o d d e d . A few seconds later Nate walked to t h e doorway.


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The Senate completed crucial steps toward passing health care reform Saturday when they obtained the n e c e s s a r y a m o u n t of v o t e s t o b e g i n d e b a t e in a 6 0 - 3 9 vote. P r o p o n e n t s of t h e bill w e r e able t o sway key m o d e r a t e D e m o c r a t s and obtain the m i n i m u m 60 v o t e s n e e d e d to b l o c k any f i l i b u s t e r s . T h e procedural passage was v i e w e d as a v i c t o r y by l e a d i n g Democrats, with regard to the success u n i t i n g a w i d e r a n g e of l e f t - l e a n i n g s e n a t o r s o n a n issue of n a t i o n a l s i g n i f i c a n c e . This health care r e f o r m bill l o o k s to e x p a n d h e a l t h c a r e c o v e r a g e for a s i g n i f i c a n t a m o u n t of c u r r e n t l y u n i n s u r e d Americans. It a l s o i n c l u d e s a p r o v i s i o n a l l o w i n g for a government-run health care program to c o m p e t e with o t h e r p l a n s o f f e r e d by p r i v a t e insurers. This provision, which h a s c o m e t o be k n o w n as t h e g o v e r n m e n t - r u n "public o p t i o n " is t h e m o s t c o n t r o v e r s i a l a s p e c t of t h e c u r r e n t v e r s i o n of t h e r e f o r m bill. A n u m b e r of m o d e r a t e D e m o c r a t s e v e n v o t e d in f a v o r of d e b a t e w i t h n o p r o m i s e t h a t

they would ultimately v o t e in s u p p o r t of t h e bill. Among the senators o n t h e f e n c e w e r e Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., and Ben Nelson, D-Neb., whose uneasiness could signal t h a t t h i s v e r s i o n of t h e bill is f a r f r o m passage. One key argument against the public option c o n t e n d s t h a t t h e c o s t s of having a government-run h e a l t h c a r e plan w o u l d be too m u c h for the already struggling economy. The Congressional Budget Office currently estimates that the reform billwillcost a p p r o x i m a t e l y $ 8 4 8 billion o v e r 10 years, b u t t h e c o s t s of t h e bill w o u l d b e o f f s e t by t h e e n s u i n g a d d i t i o n s of n e w taxes a n d fees. TheCBOalsoestimates t h a t t h e bill w o u l d save $ 1 3 0 billion in t h e first 10 y e a r s a n d $ 6 5 0 billion in t h e s e c o n d 10 y e a r s f r o m n e w t a x e s a n d fines. A n o t h e r issue t a k e n w i t h t h e i n c l u s i o n of a government-run health c a r e o p t i o n is a p r o v i s i o n allowing s t a t e s t o o p t o u t if t h e y d o n o t w a n t

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A L O A D E D ISSUE— A copy of the Democratic health care reform bill Is l i f t e d . The Senate voted 6 0 - 3 9 in favor of m o v i n g t o d e b a t e t h e l e g i s l a t i o n c a l l i n g for a broad overhaul of t h e c u r r e n t h e a l t h c a r e system.

to have access to t h e public option. Instead, opponents prefer giving s t a t e s t h e o p t i o n t o o p t in t o t h e p r o g r a m . T h i s w o u l d allow for s t a t e s t o tailor t h e public option to their individual s i t u a t i o n s , essentially l e s s e n i n g t h e i n f l u e n c e of t h e federal government. H o w e v e r , m a n y in favor of t h e public o p t i o n a r g u e t h a t leaving it o u t w o u l d give p r i v a t e i n s u r e r s f r e e reign to raise t h e i r prices w i t h o u t fear of consequences or competition. Despite the uncertainties from centrists, leading D e m o c r a t s were confident that c l e a r i n g t h i s initial o b s t a c l e gave t h e m m o m e n t u m for t h e bill's e v e n t u a l passage. T h e d e b a t e will e n s u e a f t e r Thanksgiving when the Senate r e c o n v e n e s . It p r o m i s e s to be h e a t e d as r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s look t o find c o m m o n g r o u n d o n an issue t h a t h a s p r o v e n to be t r u l y divisive t h u s far. O n e r o u t e b e i n g p u r s u e d by D e m o c r a t i c l e a d e r s is l o o k i n g to m o d e r a t e Republicans to m a k e u p for t h e possible loss of moderate Democrats. A promising option is Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) w h o c r o s s e d p a r t y lines t o v o t e in s u p p o r t of t h e r e f o r m bill, t h e n in t h e f i n a n c e c o m m i t t e e .

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President O b a m a a n n o u n c e d last W e d n e s d a y t h a t he will n o t be a b l e t o a c h i e v e t h e Jan. 22 d e a d l i n e of c l o s i n g G u a n t a n a m o Bay. The detention center located on the southeastern s h o r e of C u b a h a s b e e n h o l d i n g s u s p e c t e d t e r r o r i s t s as d e t a i n e e s since late 2004. During the president's t o u r of Asia, O b a m a a d m i t t e d t o b o t h f o r e i g n a n d U.S. p r e s s t h a t h e set t h e d e a d l i n e j u s t t w o d a y s a f t e r his i n a u g u r a t i o n . " W e h a d a specific d e a d l i n e t h a t w a s missed," t h e BBC r e p o r t e d O b a m a as saying. The detention center h a s b e e n c o n t r o v e r s i a l for p o l i t i c i a n s . M a n y of t h e s e d e t a i n e e s a r e held w i t h o u t c h a r g e a n d are n o t given t h e r i g h t s of p r i s o n e r s of war. T h e y a r e i n s t e a d labeled as e n e m y combatants. Time magazine reported Nov. 20 t h a t O b a m a ' s p l a n for the prisoner detention center will m o s t likely a n g e r b o t h Republican and Democrat parties. Many human rights ' organizations complain

prisoners of Guantanamo Bay f a c e b e i n g s e n t e n c e d indefinitely. Obama formerly opposed t h i s idea d u r i n g t h e B u s h administration, but Time r e p o r t e d h i m s u p p o r t i n g it in May. O b a m a said h e w a s n o t d i s a p p o i n t e d in n o t m e e t i n g t h e goal. "I k n e w t h i s w a s going t o be hard," O b a m a t o l d Fox N e w s . H u m a n rights organization Amnesty International was angry with Obama's lack of p r o m p t n e s s to m e e t t h e deadline. " M i l l i o n s of p e o p l e a r o u n d the world who care about h u m a n rights and the rule of law will b e e x t r e m e l y d i s h e a r t e n e d , " U.S. e x e c u t i v e of Amnesty International Larry C o x said last T h u r s d a y . O n e of t h e m a i n p r o b l e m s that the O b a m a Administration is h a v i n g w i t h t h e d e t a i n e e s at G u a n t a n a m o Bay is t h e f a c t that the federal government w o u l d h a v e n o w h e r e t o place the prisoners that are currently held in t h e p r i s o n c a m p . C e r t a i n s t a t e s such as I o w a a n d N e w York, w h i c h O b a m a a p p r o a c h e d this p a s t year, m e t h i m with fierce r e s i s t a n c e .

Several p o l i t i c i a n s s p o k e u p in N o v e m b e r a g a i n s t O b a m a ' s plan of m o v i n g p r i s o n e r s . "It's an u n n e c e s s a r y risk to t h e city of N e w York," f o r m e r N e w York m a y o r a n d f o r m e r Republican presidential c a n d i d a t e R u d y G i u l i a n i told C N N ' s State of t h e U n i o n p r o g r a m o n Nov. 19. " ( N e w York) a l r e a d y h a s any n u m b e r of risks." T h e r e ' s a large possibility, h o w e v e r , t h a t O b a m a will c h o o s e t o place t h e p r i s o n e r s in a jail l o c a t e d in t h e N o r t h w e s t e r n r e g i o n of his h o m e state. T h o m s o n p r i s o n is l o c a t e d a p p r o x i m a t e l y 150 m i l e s f r o m C h i c a g o . T h e p r i s o n facility is fairly isolated with t h e m a x i m u m c a p a c i t y of 1,600 cells; however, only 2 0 0 cells a r e c u r r e n t l y in use. T h o m s o n Village officials a r e e x c i t e d at t h e possibility that the federal g o v e r n m e n t m a y b u y t h e facility a n d set u p a n e w s y s t e m of d e t a i n i n g t h e suspected terrorists through t h e T h o m s o n facility. T h e n e w facility w o u l d b r i n g r e v e n u e a n d j o b s for t h e t o w n . "It's b e e n sitting t h e r e for eight to nine years and our t o w n is like a g h o s t town,"

Thomson Village P r e s i d e n t Jerry H e b e l e r said of t h e p r i s o n t o t h e H u f f i n g t o n Post o n Nov. 14. He a d d e d t h a t a t a v e r n recently closed and a planned housing development fell t h r o u g h . :Everybody m o v e d o r got d i f f e r e n t jobs." Even so. Republican c a n d i d a t e s in t h e a r e a a r e highly o p p o s e d t o s u c h an idea as t h e r e m a y be a high

p r o b a b i l i t y t h a t c r i m e in t h e area could i n c r e a s e . O b a m a h a s yet t o reveal h i s entire intentions. "It's h a r d n o t only b e c a u s e of t h e politics," O b a m a said. "People, I t h i n k u n d e r s t a n d a b l y , are f e a r f u l a f t e r a lot of y e a r s w h e r e t h e y w e r e told t h a t G u a n t a n a m o w a s critical t o k e e p t e r r o r i s t s out."

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"We are going to knock y o u r s o c k s off. A n d u n t i l t h a t d a y in 2 0 1 1 w h e n it ends, I intend to soak up every meaningful, joyful m o m e n t w i t h you." - Oprah Winfrey, announcing "The Oprah Winfrey Show" would end in September 2011.

Michigan shares Protests over tuition hike $4 million award to boost economy and create green jobs AmyAhine

" T o k y o r e m a i n s by f a r t h e w o r l d c a p i t a l of g a s t r o n o m y and also has the most three-star restaurants." - Micheiin guide director JeanLuc Naret, after Tokyo leaps ahead of Paris as the "world's best place to eat," Tokyo has the most Micheiin three-star restaurants in the world.

"It's a t r i b u t e t o h i s life a n d c a r e e r - he's t r u l y a n a m a z i n g artist." - Auctioneer Darren Juien, of selling Michael Jackson's memorabilia. Jackson's infamous Moonwalk glove recently sold to a Hong Kong businessman, Hoffman Ma, for $350,000.

"Over the past couple of y e a r s t h e y o u n g fem a l e a u d i e n c e h a s really s t a r t e d d r i v i n g a l o t of the marketplace." - Richie Fay of Summit Entertainment, whilst discussing the impact of the female teenage audience on ticket sales for the recent blockbuster movie, "New Moon." •*:

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M i c h i g a n will s h a r e f e d e r a l stimulus f u n d s equivalent to $4 m i l l i o n with I n d i a n a a n d O h i o to accumulate information a b o u t t h e aid n e e d e d f o r employees and businesses to enter renewable energy industries. According to Labor S e c r e t a r y Hilda Solis a n d U.S. D e m o c r a t i c R e p r e s e n t a t i v e of Battle C r e e k , M a r k Schauer, this federal stimulus package will aid t h e a u t o m a n u f a c t u r e r s of M i c h i g a n greatly. This federal stimulus fund, called the Labor Market Information Improvement Grant, was provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. T h e f u n d s are to be shared between Michigan, Indiana a n d O h i o , in a n e f f o r t t o help the auto m a n u f a c t u r e r s diversify and to help people find e m p l o y m e n t in t h e g r e e n energy division. To a c c o m p l i s h t h e s e t a s k s , t h e s t a t e s will split u p t h e various undertakings. M i c h i g a n a n d O h i o will utilize t h e i r s h a r e of t h e Labor Market Information Improvement Grant to accumulate and analyze information about workforce needs and from various

manufacturers and part s u p p l i e r s of t h e a u t o i n d u s t r y regarding the transformations of t h e i r b u s i n e s s s e t t i n g s . In an e f f o r t t o b e t t e r i d e n t i f y t h e skills r e q u i r e d a n d t h e n u m b e r of g r e e n j o b s available, O h i o will c o n d u c t a " g r e e n j o b s s u r v e y " of t h e e m p l o y e r s in their state. I n d i a n a will e m p l o y t h e assets f r o m this grant to r e c o g n i z e t h e p r e s e n t skills possessed by a u t o industry workers. Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, h o w e v e r , w e r e n o t t h e only s t a t e s t o receive g r a n t s t h r o u g h the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Different state, country and local workforce agencies t h r o u g h o u t t h e U n i t e d States w e r e given a t o t a l of $ 5 5 m i l l i o n in g r e e n j o b s g r a n t s by t h e U n i t e d S t a t e s Labor Department. O u t of t h e $ 5 5 m i l l i o n in g r a n t s , $48.8 m i l l i o n w e n t t o w a r d s t h e State L a b o r M a r k e t Information Improvement Grants. I n c r e a s i n g t h e c a p a c i t y of the current grant recipients through different tactics, t h e G r e e n C a p a c i t y Building G r a n t s , t o t a l i n g $5.8 million, will o f f e r t r a i n i n g p r e p a r a t i o n to help individuals attain jobs

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TUITION I N C R E A S E S P A R K S P R O T E S T S - A c r o s s Calif o r n i a , s t u d e n t s f r o m University of California i n s t i t u t i o n s are p r o t e s t i n g t h e r e c e n t 3 2 p e r c e n t Increase in t u i t i o n fees, passed by t h e University of California Board of Regents. The f i n a n c i a l crisis f a c i n g t h e s t a t e of California is mostly t o b l a m e for t h e t u i t i o n hike. S t u d e n t s c o n t e n d t h a t t h e increase w i l l m a k e i t m o r e d i f f i c u l t for s t u d e n t s f r o m lower i n c o m e b a c k g r o u n d s t o a t t e n d C a i i f f r n i a ' s s t a t e - f u n d e d universities. However, o f f i c i a l s a r g u e t h a t a p o r t i o n of t h e money g e n e r a t e d by t h e t u i t i o n raise w i l l go t o w a r d a i d i n g s t u d e n t s In need of f i n a n c i a l a s s i s t a n c e . P r o t e s t s have already t u r n e d t r o u b l e s o m e , w i t h m u l t i p l e a r r e s t s b e i n g m a d e on a n u m b e r of UC campuses. -

i n g i n t e r v i e w s w i t h Fox N e w s . Well, yesterday.

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President O b a m a was i n t e r v i e w e d by a r e p o r t e r f r o m Fox N e w s . Yeah.

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A n d y o u c o u l d tell t h e r e p o r t e r w a s f r o m Fox N e w s b e c a u s e t h e first question was, "How do you t h i n k you're doing as p r e s i d e n t o n a scale f r o m m i n u s o n e t o m i n u s 10?" - Late night talk show host, Conan O'Brien.

" P a r t of w h a t I love a b o u t b e i n g a live p e r f o r m e r is that sometimes you just a r e in t h e m o m e n t a n d s o m e t i m e s things just happen." - Last year's "American Idol" runner-up, Adam Lambert, about kissing his male keyboardist during his performance at the American Music Awards Sunday night.

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Michigan A t t o r n e y G e n e r a l Mike Cox d e n i e d he scuttled a 2 0 0 3 joint investigation of f o f m e r Detroit M a y o r K w a m e Kilpatrick with state police, including an alleged c o v e r - u p of t h e b e a t i n g of slain exotic d a n c e r T a m a r a G r e e n e at t h e m a y o r s official residence. C o x is s c h e d u l e d t o b e d e p o s e d Dec. 11 in a lawsuit by Greene's family. They are suing t h e city, Kilpatrick and o t h e r officials. The family's lawyer, N o r m a n Yatooma, claims t h e y stifled a police investigation into her 2 0 0 3 s h o o t i n g death. The 27-year-old Greene is r u m o r e d t o have d a n c e d at an i n s u b s t a n t i a t e d p a r t y at t h e Detroit Mayor's M a n o o g i a n Mansion residence a few m o n t h s b e f o r e s h e was sprayed with bullets while sitting in a car with her b o y f r i e n d . W i t h i n t h e context of t h e investigation. Cox c o n c l u d e d t h e party was an " u r b a n legend." However, state police

investigators claim Cox i m p e d e d their investigation by not t h o r o u g h l y investigating t h e possibility that a beating at t h e s u s p e c t e d party m a y have indeed taken place. Cox d e n i e d t h o s e claims in an extensive interview with t h e D e t r o i t Free Press, saying t h a t he had n o authority to s h u t d o w n t h e police investigation, w h i c h c o n t i n u e d for a n o t h e r six m o n t h s after his office quit its o w n p r o b e in June 2003. Cox denies suggestions that t h e investigation was r u s h e d , stating t h a t h e m a d e it clear he w a n t e d to direct a "fast b u t t h o r o u g h probe". "The g o v e r n o r r u n s t h e state police," h e said, adding, "There's n o way I could s h u t d o w n t h e investigation." H e also said that Gov. Jennifer G r a n h o l m p u s h e d h i m into t h e investigation w i t h o u t p r i o r c o m m u n i c a t i o n by issuing a n e w s release stating t h a t state police would investigate t h e allegations and Cox would review t h e findings. Meanwhile, G r a n h o l m ' s office c o n t r a d i c t e d

this s t a t e m e n t by stating t h a t n o t h i n g was forced o n Cox. Michigan state officials declined to c o m m e n t o n t h e matter. Suspicions of scuttling follow a 2005 case involving a lawsuit filed by a detective w h o said he lost his job investigating Greene's death. Information from a n e w s o u r c e local to t h e Detroit area s u r f a c e d o n clickondetroit. c o m , saying that " f o r m e r Detroit homicide investigator Alvin Bowman's whistleblower lawsuit against t h e city of Detroit claims h e lost his job b e c a u s e he p u s h e d t o o h a r d t o investigate t h e m u r d e r of T a m a r a Green(e)". A j u d g e o r d e r e d then M a y o r K w a m e Kilpatrick's n a m e be r e m o v e d f r o m t h e lawsuit. By then, t h e state police had already d i s m i s s e d t h e alleged wild p a r t y t h r o w n for Kilpatrick at t h e M a n o o g i a n M a n s i o n as o n e having a mythological nature. But former homicide investigator Sgt. Marian Stevenson t h e n claimed that she had i n f o r m a t i o n substantiating t h e party, saying that s o m e of the p e o p l e s h e talked t o d u r i n g t h e

investigation "stated t h a t Miss G r e e n had d a n c e d at a p a r t y for t h e mayor, and s h e may have had s o m e i n f o r m a t i o n regarding t h e activities t h a t h a p p e n e d t h a t particular night," Stevenson said. B o w m a n would also b e g t o differ f r o m t h e a s s u m p t i o n t h a t t h e p a r t y was a tall tale, having said in a s w o r n affidavit t h a t h e s u s p e c t s she was killed by a m e m b e r of t h e D e t r o i t Police D e p a r t m e n t , according t o an online C h a n n e l 20 N e w s — Detroit article. H e said t h a t h e inferred t h e possibility based o n t h e n u m b e r of shots t h a t were taken by t h e p e r p e t r a t o r a n d t h e firearm they used. H e also indicated in t h e affidavit that h e is aware of links b e t w e e n G r e e n e and "high-ranking employees" and an u n n a m e d associate of Kilpatrick. The investigation deserves m a n y angles of attention, with t h e l o o m i n g q u e s t i o n being w h e t h e r or n o t c o r r u p t i o n has once again influenced bureaucratized o p e r a t i o n s in t h e city of Detroit.


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Can't fight this feeling: 'Glee' teen melodrama charms critics, viewers Elena Rivera

and Finn. Rachel is t h e club's diva, w h o h a s a c r u s h o n t h e Glee club's male soloist. Finn is a football player-turnedsinger, whose cheerleader girlfriend Q u i n n j u s t f o u n d o u t she's p r e g n a n t with t h e baby of d e a d b e a t bad b o y Puck. Other x than the love quadrangle, t h e r e are a smattering of loveable characters, like sensitive o n e t i m e football kicker Kurt, w h o just told his f a t h e r he's gay a n d also Artie, a w h e e l c h a i r - b o u n d soul-singer. But "Glee" isn't a guilty pleasure b e c a u s e of its e n t e r t a i n i n g characters; it e n t e r s cult-status a d o r a t i o n b e c a u s e of t h e music. "Glee's" i n n o v a t i o n lies in t h e way t h e show's m u s i c is c h a n n e l e d t h r o u g h each individual c h a r a c t e r to m o v e t h e story along. For example, s o m e of t h e "Glee" kids feel marginalized. The next scene gives t h e m t h e

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I m a g i n e a M i d w e s t e r n school, w h e r e plucky y o u n g choir kids a r e juggling t e e n p r e g n a n c y and football practice and each tightly paced p r o b l e m is s u m m e d u p in an elaborate s o n g - a n d - d a n c e routine. If this p r e m i s e s o u n d s absurd, that's h o w " G l e e " c r e a t o r Ryan M u r p h y i n t e n d e d it t o be. "Gleer a show where the dialogue is as snappy as t h e jazz h a n d s , succeeds b e c a u s e it is like n o o t h e r p r o g r a m o n television today. Mixing t e e n m e l o d r a m a with covers of f a m o u s s o n g s f r o m every decade, "Glee" currently a t t r a c t s 8 million viewers t o its 9 p.m. W e d n e s d a y timeslot o n Fox. The Glee club is led by eternal optimist Mr. Shue, who's locked in a loveless marriage and teaches Spanish at t h e fictional McKinley High School. O t h e r m a i n characters include Rachel

c h a n c e to shine, r e m a k i n g Jill Scott's "Hate O n Me," s u n g with hearty a b a n d o n . Diva Rachel realizes she can never be with adorably naive Finn, so they cue a single spotlight and a poignant rendition of Rihanna's "Take A Bow." O n e of t h e s e c r e t s t o "Glee's" musical success is t h e fact t h a t t h e cast is m a d e u p of Broadway v e t e r a n s and semi-professional singers w h o s e vocals are p i t c h - p e r f e c t . T h e o t h e r is the innovation required to re-create old classics and m a k e t h e m relevant. "Don't Stop Believing," a classic, cheese-filled '80s ballad by Journey, w a s s u n g by t h e "Glee" kids in t h e pilot episode of t h e show. Somehow, t h e struggling Glee club m a n a g e d to channel all their h o p e into the final n u m b e r , and t h e s o n g told

p r e p a r a t i o n and execution of musical n u m b e r s . Glee h a s already tackled Celine Dion, Kanye W e s t , Carrie U n d e r w o o d and m a n y m o r e musical artists. Look for an entire e p i s o d e of M a d o n n a songs, a s well as Bruce Springsteen and Lilly Allen c o m i n g u p s o m e t i m e in January. "Glee" is r e m i n i s c e n t of an old vaudeville show: singing, dancing and acting, all c o n t a i n e d in a 4 2 - m i n u t e episode. "Glee" is as guilty a pleasure as s h o w s c o m e , b u t what o t h e r p r o g r a m can give you a heartbreaking pregnancy PHOTO COURTESY OF FOX ENTERTA NMENT plot while belting o u t Avril Lavigne's "Keep Holding On"? m o r e a b o u t each character's Glee h a s captivated an audience personal struggle t h a n 10 pages and c h a r m e d t h e critics, and its of dialogue ever could. f u t u r e looks as bright as ever. A l t h o u g h "Glee's" dialogue is witty a n d fast, t h e dialogue is almost always s e c o n d a r y t o t h e

WTHS Reviews T e g a n A n d Sara - " S a i n t h o o d " Canadian indie power pop with slick and catchy songs and a unique sound. This album isn't quite as edgy as their last couple, but it's still very good. If you like this one.

T h e s e r e v i e w s a r e c o u r t e s y of W T H S m u s i c d i r e c t o r s Paul Rice, M a r i a Krebs and Aaron Martin.

keep o n buying their albums. Weezer - "Raditude" Weezer's first t w o albums were such iconic masterpeices of quirky power pop that Weezer fans have been consistently disappointed by their output ever since, but that stigma isn't enough to justify this album. With only a couple exceptions, the songs are cold and halfhearted and the lyrics are profoundly bland - but it proudly boasts their best album art yet. W o l f m o t h e r - "Cosmic E g g " AC/DC and the Scorpions had a love child and they called it Wolfmother. This is a rock album: big riffs and big sound, bro.

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New solo artist Del Marquis finalizes unique musical project Caitlin Seay GUEST W R I T E R

If you're looking for an exceptional musical experience, look no f u r t h e r t h a n Scissor Sisters' guitarist Del M a r q u i s ' solo projects. His music is a u n i q u e blend of the light pop music Scissor Sisters' are k n o w n for with darker undertones. M a r q u i s crosses the technologic-human border into rare territory. H o p e College take note! M a r q u i s ' u n i q u e style has already hit h o m e with m a n y and is slowly but surely rising in popularity. M a r q u i s h a s released four EP-length installments since going solo in 2008. First c a m e "Hothouse," a four-track piece in 2009. It was soon followed by "Character Assassination," which Dana Cooper, w h o worked closely with M a r q u i s o n his solo project, d e s c r i b e d as "dark and honest." "Letter to Society" c a m e next. David M e d s k e r of esdmusic. c o m finds it hard to ignore

M a r q u i s ' t h r o w b a c k to '80sstyle music "when t h e results are this entertaining." Less t h a n t w o m o n t h s ago, t h e last installment was released. " R u n a r o u n d " finishes t h e series with u n a b a s h e d vision. The b u z z building around this u n i q u e project is giving M a r q u i s a w h o l e n e w audience. Each piece in t h e series is a c c o m p a n i e d by a music v i d e o of t h e title single, with t h e exception of "Runaround." Each video h a s a compelling message that complements Marquis' style. The p r o d u c t i o n style of these releases h a r k e n s back t o t h e vintage r e c o r d i n g days of t h e '80s in a way i^ot seen in today's m u s i c m a r k e t . The installments have had great reviews by Pop Matters, T i m e O u t N e w York and Deli Magazine. For Cooper, "The most exciting thing a b o u t being a p a r t of his solo work is t h a t we get t h e c h a n c e to help an artist succeed o n his o w n t e r m s and

with a n e w way of d i s t r i b u t i n g m u s i c to his fans." These oldschool production qualities lend themselves t o t h e deeply p o w e r f u l lyrics and tight groove of M a r q u i s ' music. M u c h of M a r q u i s ' work is an identity project. W h i l e t h e much-loved Euro-pop band Scissor Sisters has had great success with its first t w o albums, it s e e m s that M a r q u i s has f o u n d his o w n distinctive voice, o n e t h a t is still relatively u n k n o w n , yet is receiving m u c h critical acclaim. "Everybody, right now, if they're s m a r t , kind of has to re-imagine t h e way their music is perceived, t h e way it's b o u g h t and t h e way you disseminate it," says M a r q u i s of his solo projects. This progressive musical series is s o m e t h i n g that a n y o n e w h o likes technologic or h a r d - h i t t i n g music should check out. W i t h t h e great success of his solo work b e h i n d him, he is n o w back with t h e Scissor Sisters w h o are h a r d at work o n a l b u m n u m b e r t h r e e . As fans eagerly

await m o r e of M a r q u i s ' p o w e r f u l music, t h e b u z z s u r r o u n d i n g his solo EP series is still gaining momentum. A n y o n e can find Marquis' music and music videos o n

iTunes or listen t o t h e m for free at y o u t u b e . c o m . Del M a r q u i s is definitely s o m e o n e to watch in the coming months.

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Midnight reflection on 'New Moon-

A c o u p l e w e e k s ago, I s p e n t a n h o u r o r m o r e j u s t s i t t i n g in t h e K l e t z having coffee with a friend. W h e n I 5ÂŁkfd

t o l d a n o t h e r f r i e n d a b o u t it, h e d i d n ' t

my ' " W h a t t < a m k r e w e o n ? " I Irfed" t o

understand. "Don't you have any h o m e w o r k to

p r e s e n t t h e q u e s t i o n in s u c h a w a y t h a t d i d

d o ? " h e a s k e d m e , i n c r e d u l o u s . "Yes", 1 told him, 1 did, b u t I hadn't seen this

iciibw w h a t t e a m I w a s o n ,

To t h e shocK a n d awe of t h o s e w h o k n o w m e well, I a t t e n d e d t h e m i d n i g h t s h o w i n g o f " T h e TwilighC S a g a : N e w M o o n , ' t h e n e w e s t film o f t h e " T w i l i g h t * s e r i e s (If it teUs y o u

n o t feveal my ignorance. "You h a v e n ' t r e a d t h e b o o k s , h a v e y o u ? "

anything about h o w involved I a m , i J t e d t o look u p t h e title to write this c o l u m n . ) M y motivation for going was to see s o m e old

f r i e n d m u c h at all t h r o u g h o u t t h e semester, and w e had s o m e serious

I s h o o k m y head. "And y o u haven't s e e n

catching up to do. H e j u s t s h r u g g e d . " O k " w a s all h e s a i d . B u t 1 c o u l d feel a bit o f a n t i p a t h y

t h e first film." S h e let t h e s t a t e m e n t ^hang, knowing she was correct.

friends that I have not been able to c o n n e c t w i t h r e c e n t l y . I h a v e n o t r e a d a n y of t h e n o v e l s a n d h a v e n o t s e e n t h e first film. I

" W e a r e n ' t o n a team," s h e e x p l a i n e d t o me. She seemed to w a n t to convey coolness,

was, however, morbidly curious t o see what fascinating.

s w a r m i n g h i g h s c h o o l girls. I k n e w b e t t e r , however, because she h a d been standing

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o u t o f e v e r y 10 p e r s o n s w e r e w h i t e girls b e t w e e n t h e a g e s of 14 a n d 17. Luckily, I h a d the t r e m e n d o u s experience of sitting

h a d b e a u t i f u l l y l o n g , g r a y hair. A t o n e p o i n t let a large cloth p o s t e r cascade d o w n t o r e v e a l t h e l a r g e f a c e of a v a m p i r e , E d w a r d , I think. Those around her applauded and M y internal clock w a s screaming at m e "Go t o b e d y o u fool!" b u t t h e b l i s s f u l s p i r i t o f o p p o r t u n i t y to study abroad, so p e r h a p s t h i s w a s a s m a l l o u t l e t of m y f a s c i n a t i o n with the foreign. Earlier, o n m y 3 0 - m i n u t e d r i v e t o t h e of humble-juice, r e b u k i n g m y feelings of s u p e r i o r i t y t o t h i s tidal t r e n d . 1 e n t e r e d

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Y o u r t i m e is y o u r life. T h a t ' s w h y t h e g r e a t e s t g i f t y o u c a n give s o m e o n e

the things s h e has to do. " M a r y has c h o s e n w h a t is b e t t e r , a n d it will n o t

is y o u r t i m e " (Rick W a r r e n , " T h e

b e t a k e n a w a y f r o m her." She's c h o s e n

very c o n f u s e d . The acting w a s terrible; t h e

P u r p o s e D r i v e n Life"). W h e n I s a t

w r i t i n g w a s w o r s e . Still, t h e r e w a s s o m e t h i n g p o w e r f u l e n o u g h to d r a w a large c r o w d ,

t h e r e in t h e K l e t z w i t h m y f r i e n d , licking w h i p p e d c r e a m f r o m m y skinny coffee straw a n d listening

t o give Jesus h e r t i m e , a p i e c e o f h e r life. By t a k i n g t h e t i m e t o sit a n d t a l k w i t h a f r i e n d , she's g e t t i n g s o m u c h i n r e t u r n , it d o e s n ' t really m a t t e r t h a t

t h e s e t e e n a g e ( a n d older!) w o m e n . A s I t r i e d t o fall a s l e e p t h a t m o r n i n g , I w a s still

t o h e r p o u r o u t h e r h e a r t t o m e (as

she's n o t g e t t i n g o t h e r t h i n g s d o n e .

I p o u r e d m i n e o u t to her), I wasn't

Those things, the o t h e r things... they

p o n d e r i n g : W h a t is it a b o u t "Twilight?"

wasting precious time. Neither was she. Sure, we had o t h e r things we

can wait.

Emily welcomes any and all explanations of the "Twilight" phenomenon. PLease email her (emily.west@hope.edu) with you insights.

c o u l d h a v e b e e n d o i n g . B u t if y o u r t i m e is y o u r life, h o w c o u l d w r i t i n g

Kate wants to thank you for giving her a piece of your life as you took the time to read this, and hopes you are having a beautiful day!

the mall with an o p e n heart, as o p e n as 1 could muster. There were so m a n y people, s o m a n y of t h e m w e r e w e a r i n g " T w i l i g h t "

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t i m e , y o u a r e giving t h e m a p o r t i o n

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Grandville mall, 1 d e c i d e d t o take a d r i n k

w h e n Jesus is at h i s f r i e n d s ' h o u s e . He's sitting there talking with Mary,

a w a k e b y t h e s c r e a m i n g girl n e x t t o m e . 1 w a s i n t r i g u e d b y t h e loyalty o f t h e s e f a n s . o f p e o p l e t o s e e t h i s film in t h i s t h e a t e r o n t h i s n i g h t ? M y s e c r e t film-critic-self w a s

the theater enticed me. 1 did not have the

However, I do think the relationships w e f o r m right n o w are as i m p o r t a n t a n d m e a n i n g f u l a s t h e o n e s we'll

t h e r e talking. I didn't k n o w what to w o u l d h a v e g o t t e n m o r e d o n e , in t h e s e n s e h e w a s t h i n k i n g a b o u t , if I h a d

s h i r t l e s s . 1 fell a s l e e p o n c e , o n l y t o b e j o l t e d

m a d e a d m i r i n g sighs. The energy w a s high.

w h a t it is a n d h o w t o d o it, w e h a v e t o l e a r n w h i l e w e ' r e h e r e at H o p e .

we are becoming. It's like t h e s t o r y in L u k e 10:38-42,

showing, despite the fact that she already

cheered and clapped whenever they were pleased a n d / o r whenever lake was

b e f o r e t h e film b e g a n , s h e s t o o d u p a n d

a n elusive s o m e t h i n g called o u r v o c a t i o n . In o r d e r f o r u s t o figure o u t

t h o u g h t 1t w a s u n f a i r t h a t I c o u l d s p e n d over an h o u r just sitting say. I w a s d e f i n i t e l y busy. I p r o b a b l y

for her birthday. I really e n j o y e d myself. T h e a u d i e n c e

e l s e w e n e e d t o d o w i t h o u r lives:

m a k e in t h e f u t u r e . T h e y s h a p e t h e future, because they shape the person

in l i n e s i n c e 6 : 3 0 p . m . f o r t h e m i d n i g h t h a d a ticket given to h e r t h e night before

b e h i n d a g r o u p o f m i d d l e - a g e d w o m e n , all wearing t h e m e d shirts. O n e of the w o m e n

w o u l d b e a w a s t e o f y o u r life, b e c a u s e each of us h a s a huge s o m e t h i n g

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t h e h y p e w a s all a b o u t . The spectacle was

just forget a b o u t h o m e w o r k and go h a n g o u t w i t h f r i e n d s all day. T h a t

a n e s s a y o r finishing y o u r l a u n d r y b e a s i m p o r t a n t a s g i v i n g y o u r life (or a p i e c e of it) t o a f r i e n d ? N o w , I ' m n o t s a y i n g w e s h o u l d all

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To t h e E d i t o r s : Since 1971,1 have proudly o w n e d H o p e as my alma mater, b u t

of t h e civil r i g h t s a n d w o m e n ' s r i g h t s m o v e m e n t s . T h e c o l l e g e

n o t r e c e n t l y . T h e H o p e I a m p r o u d of g a v e m e t h e o p p o r t u n i t y t o h e a r D i c k G r e g o r y s p e a k in D i m n e n t M e m o r i a l C h a p e l in m y

a d m i n i s t r a t i o n ' s d e c i s i o n t o d e n y t h e S e x u a l i t y R o u n d t a b l e ' s req u e s t t o h o s t Black is p a t r o n i z i n g t o s t u d e n t s , c o n t r a r y t o H o p e ' s

f r e s h m a n year. G r e g o r y t h e n w a s a n i n f l a m m a t o r y f i g u r e of t h e

M i s s i o n a n d V i s i o n s t a t e m e n t s a n d e m b a r r a s s i n g t o t h o s e of u s

civil r i g h t s m o v e m e n t , s p e a k i n g at a t i m e (1968) w h e n A m e r i c a h a d a l r e a d y s e e n m a n y of its cities b u r n in p a r o x y s m s of racial

a l u m n i w h o r e m e m b e r H o p e as a place that o n c e had the genero s i t y of s p i r i t a n d c o u r a g e t o i n v i t e D i c k G r e g o r y t o s p e a k o n t h e

hatred. There w a s n o question that Gregory would (and he did) pronounce harsh judgment on the majority culture Hope e m b o d i e d . Yet H o p e ' s l e a d e r s d i d n o t d e n y G r e g o r y a f o r u m ; d i d

m o s t divisive i s s u e of t h e day. I u r g e t h e college's a d m i n i s t r a t i o n t o recall a n d f o l l o w t h i s n o b l e e x a m p l e f r o m H o p e ' s o w n h i s t o r y a n d t o invite D u s t i n

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t r a v e l - c o n t a i n e r b e l o n g i n g to t h e kid next to you c o n t a i n s c h o c o l a t e milk. Sir H i p s t e r w i t h his yellow Lemonjello's m u g m i g h t have simply p o u r e d c a r a m e l s y r u p i n t o his h o t cocoa to s i m u l a t e a latte-color a n d p r o p e r l y live u p to his tight p a n t s . But of c o u r s e , it d o e s n ' t m a t t e r what's IN t h e c u p , so l o n g as you're c a r r y i n g o n e a r o u n d , look c o m p l e t e l y e x h a u s t e d a n d are $4 p o o r e r t h a n you w e r e half a n h o u r ago. Anyway, I have n o r e a s o n t o say t h a t d r i n k i n g t h e s e t h i n g s is a b a d t h i n g o r t h a t w e s h o u l d b e c h a r a c t e r i z e d by t h e c o n t e n t s of o u r "coffee" c o n t a i n e r s . This is A m e r i c a : w e n e e d e n e r g y t o k e e p u p w i t h ourselves. I just t h i n k t h a t , p e r h a p s , w e o v e r i n d u l g e in t h e m a n d will c o n s e q u e n t l y h a v e a h a r d e r t i m e p a y i n g off s t u d e n t loans. Actually, t h i s isn't really t h e p o i n t of m y r a m b l i n g s either. I just n e e d e d t o

You a r e c a p a b l e of controlling y o u r o w n C i r c a d i a n r h y t h m purely t h r o u g h t h e p o w e r of delicious liquids t h a t c o m e o u t of aesthetically pleasing disposable containers! It o c c u r r e d to m e recently t h a t if 1 were to have completely deducted caffeine d r i n k s f r o m my daily m o n e t a r y indulgences, f r o m the time I a r r i v e d at H o p e , I w o u l d p r o b a b l y still have a r o u n d $250 in my m e a s l y c h e c k i n g a c c o u n t . This w o r r i e s m e a bit. I can't be t h e m o s t d e s p e r a t e caffeine-dependent hooligan around, b u t 1 c a n easily say I s p e n d a b o u t $ 2 0 a w e e k purely o n e s p r e s s o drinks, which must be gulped d o w n quickly in o r d e r t o avoid c o o l i n g a n d subsequent cold-coffee-sludge-taste. T h r e e - f i f t y : f o r 15 m i n u t e s of high calorie s u m s , a w e e k of b u r n t t o n g u e and the mental certainty that "Now I a m c a p a b l e of g e t t i n g t h r o u g h class A N D w r i t i n g t h i s 10-page p a p e r d u e t o m o r r o w m o r n i n g at eight!" Now, I'm r a t h e r biased, in t h a t I h a v e never b e e n a n e n e r g y d r i n k c o n s u m e r . I a m a c o f f e e drinker. M o r e specifically, I a m a d o u b l e - s h o t espresso-whole-milk-caramel-whitechocolate-whipped-cream-of-deathdrinker. It's a m a z i n g t o walk a r o u n d c a m p u s o r e v e n simply go t o class a n d w a t c h t h o s e w h o have obviously c o n s u m e d s o m e s o r t of caffeine in the past four hours and those w h o have not. T h e r e is, indubitably, a s t a r k d i f f e r e n c e in facial c o n d i t i o n . Recent c a f f e i n e - d r i n k e r s will be w i d e - e y e d a n d a n x i o u s . Their o p p o s i t e s will e i t h e r look u n d e a d o r c o m p l e t e l y normal. Returning to my beverage c o n t a i n e r t h e o r y : for all w e know, t h e

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I ' m s c a r e d of t h e d a r k . Yep, I a d m i t it. T h e o t h e r night, a circuit b r e a k e r in my h o u s e blew o u t , a n d my h o u s e m a t e a n d I h a d to hold h a n d s just t o m a k e it d o w n s t a i r s . M o c k m e all y o u w a n t , b u t I will still sleep w i t h a nightlight. It's n o t o n e of t h o s e d i n k y o n e s t h a t p l u g s i n t o t h e o u t l e t by t h e floor either. It's a n a q u a r i u m light; it's legit. M y family a n d s o m e f r i e n d s w e n t c a m p i n g d o w n in I n d i a n a o v e r fall b r e a k . O n t h e r i d e t h e r e , a r o u n d 7 p.m., it w a s already b e c o m i n g d a r k o u t s i d e ; t h a t ' s w h a t Daylight Savings T i m e does, a n d 1 h a t e it. D o n ' t g e t m e w r o n g , I a p p r e c i a t e t h e extra h o u r of sleep, b u t I ' m a s u m m e r girl. I live for t h o s e n i g h t s w h e n 1 c a n play b e a c h volleyball till 9 p.m. o r go o n a d a t e a n d still c a t c h t h e w a r m t h of t h e s u n o n an e v e n i n g walk. I don't like c o m i n g h o m e f r o m w o r k at 5 p.m., a n d it's already getting dark. A n y w a y s , b a c k to m y story. At 8 p . m . o n t h e ride d o w n t o I n d i a n a , I c o u l d n ' t help b u t look o u t t h e w i n d o w a n d t h i n k of h o w s c a r y it w o u l d b e t o be lost o u t t h e r e , "there" b e i n g t h e m i d d l e of a cornfield. That's all t h a t s u r r o u n d e d us: c o r n fields, w i t h n o street-lights o r store-lights. If w e w e r e lost o u t t h e r e , t h e dull s h i n e f r o m t h e m o o n a n d s t a r s w o u l d b e o u r only lights to

ramble. In any case, I just have to t h a n k h e a v e n s t h e r e isn't a S t a r b u c k s w i t h i n r e a s o n a b l e walking d i s t a n c e . T h a t b e i n g said, I w o u l d r e c o m m e n d t h e b o o k " S t a r b u c k e d " by Taylor C l a r k . I say, go o u t a n d c o n t i n u e t o b u y your $4 c o f f e e d r i n k s . A n d if you h a v e t r o u b l e sleeping, simply go o u t a n d buy D r a n k : E x t r e m e Relaxation Beverage. It's p u r p l e . W i t h all of t h e s e innovative, excitingly t i n t e d liquids b e i n g sold for less t h a n $5 at y o u r local c o f f e e s h o p s , w h o n e e d s d r u g s ?

g u i d e us. M y p o i n t : d a r k n e s s c a n be scary. T h e a b s e n c e of light c a n s k e w y o u r p e r c e p t i o n a n d ignite y o u r i m a g i n a t i o n . 1 t h o u g h t f o r quite some time about what I would even d o if I w a s s t u c k in t h e d a r k n e s s . Well, first, I'd t h i n k a b o u t "Signs." (I k n o w M . N i g h t S h y a m a l a n s m o v i e didn't s c a r e t o o m a n y people, b u t it still sc a r e s me.)

Kaili would like to reassure everyone that her column represents complete hypocrisy. She owns a yellow Lemonjello's mug and has been accused of filling it with latte-colored hot cocoa. On a side note, she would like you to visit www.drankbeverage. com. That is all.

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b e c o m i n g extremely p a r a n o i d a b o u t all t h e o t h e r u n k n o w n c r e a t u r e s , I'd start praying, t h a t p a n i c prayer t o G o d B E G G I N G f o r n o t h i n g b a d to h a p p e n . A n d you k n o w w h a t ? S o o n , m y eyes w o u l d a d j u s t to t h e d a r k n e s s . That's j u s t w h a t h a p p e n s . W h e n t h e light first d i s a p p e a r s , t h e d a r k n e s s is enveloping, a n d o u r eyes s e e m t o h a v e b e e n caked w i t h a black p u t t y t h a t d o e s n ' t allow f o r t r u e sight. But a f t e r b e i n g in t h e d a r k n e s s f o r so long, t h e d a r k n e s s isn't so d a r k . O b j e c t s begin t o b e c o m e clear. A n d t h e s i t u a t i o n isn't nearly as b a d as you o n c e t h o u g h t it to be. T h e m o o n a n d stars suddenly become the perfect a m o u n t of light to get you t h r o u g h . A n d you c a n finally have s o m e p e a c e . A n d if t h e s t a r s a n d m o o n don't c o m f o r t you, t h e c o m i n g d a w n p r o m i s e s n e w light, b r i g h t light t o c o m p l e t e l y e r a s e the f e a r of d a r k n e s s , of the unknown. A s t h e s e m e s t e r c o m e s t o a close, w o r k s e e m s to be piling up. A n d I find myself fighting t h e o n c o m i n g d a r k n e s s . I c a n feel t h e p a n i c s t a r t t o rise, b u t I ' m p r a y i n g to G o d f o r s o m e light, s o m e s p e c k of illumination f r o m the heavens to direct m e h o m e . It's still kind of scary. But, I know, 1 believe, t h a t t h e d a w n is still c o m i n g . T h e s u n will rise.

Surprisingly, Brennigan does like to star-gaze in complete darkness...as long as she's not by herself. And she has a flashlight.

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s t a n d ; c o u r a g e to challenge; a n d h o n e s t y t o s p e a k t h e t r u t h in love." P e r h a p s w e n e e d to e d i t a bit to b r i n g t h e s e in line w i t h c u r r e n t a d m i n i s t r a t i o n a t t i t u d e s . Hospitality to w e l c o m e t h o s e we a g r e e w i t h ? C o u r a g e t o challenge as long as it d o e s n ' t get e v e r y o n e riled u p ? M a y b e add a sixth virtue: P r o t e c t t h e delicate sensibilities of o u r s t u d e n t s a n d faculty; t h e y b r u i s e easily. In all seriousness, w h a t a slap in t h e face to t h e s t u d e n t s a n d faculty of H o p e College t o say t h e y are n o t r e a d y t o w r e s t l e with t h i s difficult issue. H o p e College h a s a r e s p e c t e d a n d qualified faculty. T h e s t u d e n t s are intelligent, m a t u r e , g r o u n d e d in their faith a n d are prep a r i n g t o go o u t into t h e w o r l d a n d m a k e a difference. If t h e a d m i n i s t r a t i o n truly feels t h a t s t u d e n t s a n d faculty c a n n o t a d d r e s s t h i s issue, t h e n e v e r y t h i n g else is m e r e lip service. In closing, let m e say t h a t I a m also e n c o u r a g e d by t h e Nov. 4, letters t o t h e e d i t o r f r o m a l u m s Joseph T u r -

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C h i l d r e n begin with RobinsBrown's o b e d i e n c e a n d G o d ' s plan. Their vision is "to help s t u d e n t s live o u t t h e institution's mission s t a t e m e n t by providing o p p o r t u n i t i e s for studejits to apply their knowledge, skills a n d abilities as s e r v a n t leaders in a global setting." The c u r r e n t p r e s i d e n t s of t h e

organization are Lindsey Allward ('11) and Rebecca C u r r e y ('11). Both have been w o r k i n g h a r d to set u p o p p o r t u n i t i e s for H o p e s t u d e n t s t o get involved. A political science and senior s e m i n a r called " H u m a n Rights and H u m a n W r o n g s " c o n n e c t e d t o t h e N i b a k u r e Children's Village is e x p e c t e d to b e offered as a June t e r m .

Images includes international fair • CUISINE, from page 1 before." The c r a b r a n g o o n was a hit with Justin Baker ('11). "Nine o u t of ten," he said. "It was probably a b o u t an o r a n g e chicken level. That's h o w m u c h I liked it." S o m e s t u d e n t s did not find t h e event appealing. "My f r i e n d s left b e c a u s e they t h o u g h t n o t h i n g looked good, and they didn't

even w a n t t o try it. I had t h e pork a n d it was delicious," said Bruce Kraay ('10). "Poor decision, very p o o r decision," he said, regarding his friends' choice. Students were generally pleased with t h e event. "It's great and out of t h e o r d i n a r y b e c a u s e we usually don't have a n y t h i n g like this at Phelps," said Cuellar.

Michigan shares $4 M award • Award, from page 4 in e x p a n d i n g g r e e n industries. "These g r a n t s provide an i m m e d i a t e r e t u r n , and t h e y a r e p a r t of a larger green initiative that will help lead to increased job placements and promote e c o n o m i c growth," said Labor S e c r e t a r y Solis o n Nov. 18. A c c o r d i n g t o t h e United States

D e p a r t m e n t of Labor, 30 a w a r d s were given, varying from a r o u n d $763,000 t o $4 million, in o r d e r t o p r o m o t e labor force development plans to use d a t a t h a t will have regional and national i m p a c t s . This can be a c c o m p l i s h e d t h r o u g h the efforts m a d e by various w o r k f o r c e s f r o m different states joining t o g e t h e r as one.

t h e i r guard d o w n . O n M o n d a y t h e g a m e e n d e d with an evacuation of u n i n f e c t e d h u m a n s able to get to a point b e t w e e n t h e Science C e n t e r and t h e Vanderplex within a 30m i n u t e period. The title of Top H u n t e r (of h u m a n s ) was given t o Nick Leonard ('10), followed by Sioned Sitkiewicz ('12). T h e Top Slayers (of zombies) were Skye Edwards ('13), A a r o n M u t s c h l e ('12) a n d John Telfer ('12). Top Healer went to Jenny Tremblay (11), followed by Tanya Paul ('12). Z o m b i e g a m e leader Trevor Coeling ( 1 1 ) w a s surprised by t h e game's t u r n o u t . "The way t h e g a m e took off honestly blew all my e x p e c t a t i o n s o u t of t h e water," h e said. H u m a n g a m e leader Cristoff Visscher ( 1 2 ) explained t h a t he w a n t e d to organize Z o m b i e l a n d t o fill N o v e m b e r with s o m e t h i n g t h a t would appeal t o H o p e s t u d e n t s . He was p r o u d of h o w well t h e players followed t h e h o n o r - b a s e d rules a n d avoided allowing t h e g a m e to interfere with their classes. "There w e r e so m a n y things t h a t we learned f r o m t h e first g a m e and we plan o n taking all these issues and r e w r i t i n g an even better Z o m b i e l a n d for t h e future," said Visscher.

A m a n d a G e r n e n t z ('11)

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Hockey team off to a strong start James Nichols WEBMASTER

O p p o n e n t s of t h e Hope C o l l e g e m e n s ice h o c k e y t e a m h a v e n o t s t o o d m u c h of a c h a n c e t h u s far t h i s s e a s o n . After a weekend

s w e e p of

N o r t h w o o d with a 5-2 victory o n Friday and 4-1 victory on S a t u r d a y , t h e Flying D u t c h m e n are n o w 10-1-0-1, with the f o u r t h n u m b e r indicating losses in o v e r t i m e or s h o o t - o u t s . B r e t t K o p i n s k i ('11) g o t t h i n g s r o l l i n g f o r t h e Flying D u t c h m e n w i t h a goal a s s i s t e d b y Jared L i n c o l n ('13). J u s t i n J o h n s t o n (13) w a s next to strike with assists f r o m G r e g A f e n d o u l i s ('13) a n d W i l l G u e r i n ('11). Jake G r e e n ( 1 3 ) s c o r e d t h e n e x t t w o a n d final g o a l s for t h e Flying D u t c h m e n , t h e first assisted by Nick Cornicelli (13) and the s e c o n d by Lincoln and D a n Bolt ( 1 0 ) . Lincoln's first t w o p o i n t s of t h e s e a s o n c a m e in Saturday's game. Sean LaDouce ( 1 3 ) s t o p p e d 2 7 of 2 8 s h o t s in goal t o r e c o r d t h e w i n . "The season has been going p r e t t y well s o far," said c a p t a i n D a n Bolt. " W e ' v e h a d u p s a n d downs

already,

p l a y i n g well." P l a y i n g well

but

we

may

be

the

team

in

goals

said captain Austin Sonneveldt ( 1 0 ) . " H e is a s g o o d as a n y o t h e r

Dec. 2

W o m e n ' s Basketball H o p e vs. A q u i n a s 7 p . m .

Friday Dec. Men's BasketballMiAA/cciw H o p e vs. W h e a t o n 8 p . m .

S c h r a d e r ( 1 0 ) is s e c o n d o n t h e t e a m in g o a l s w i t h n i n e .

t h e d e f e n s e h a s also b e e n a big r e a s o n f o r t h e s m a l l a m o u n t of

Right b e h i n d h i m is f r e s h m a n c e n t e r C o u r t Fall w i t h e i g h t

goals against. "I h a v e h i g h h o p e s for o u r

l e a g u e . H e is g r e a t at j u m p i n g u p i n t o t h e play a n d laying big hits. H e is a v e r y p h y s i c a l player."

g o a l s , f o u r of w h i c h h a v e b e e n

core d e f e n s e m e n to grasp o u r systems and be a strong back

The next o p p o n e n t for the Flying D u t c h m e n is C a l v i n

s t o p a s w e m o v e f o r w a r d , " said

C o l l e g e . T h e first g a m e will b e

Van T i m m e r e n . Cory Gowan (12), Will G u e r i n and David Nowicki (12)

o n Friday, D e c . 4, a t C a l v i n ' s Jolly Roger Rink at 7 p.m. The second

IN BRIEF HOPE BASKETBALL STARTING STRONG

game winners. " W e are a y o u n g team this year, w i t h a b o u t half o f t h e t e a m being

freshmen,"

Sonneveldt

o n e of t h e b e s t d e f e n s e m e n in t h e

has

h a v e also b e e n a n i m p o r t a n t p a r t

g a m e is o n S a t u r d a y , D e c . 5, at 8 p . m . at H o p e ' s h o m e ice. T h e

n o t been a h i n d r a n c e this year, h o w e v e r . A l o n g w i t h Fall,

of t h e t e a m t h i s s e a s o n . G o w a n

Edge Ice A r e n a .

said. Having a

young

team

f r e s h m a n Jake G r e e n h a s also

11 t h i s year, o n six g o a l s a n d five

t h e Flying D u t c h m e n . "Jake G r e e n h a s really S t e p p e d

assists. Bolt s e e s G u e r i n l o g g i n g a lot

u p h i s play as a f r e s h m a n , " said Van T i m m e r e n . Van T i m m e r e n

m o r e m i n u t e s at d e f e n s e as t h e s e a s o n g o e s o n . N o w i c k i is t h e

also w e n t o n t o p r a i s e G r e e n ' s play a l o n g s i d e o f f e n s i v e l e a d e r s

p r i m a r y goalie o n t h e t e a m a n d has four s h u t o u t s this season.

Kopinski a n d Schrader. G r e e n a n d Fall a r e n o t t h e only f r e s h m e n Van T i m m e r e n

LaDouce are quickly b e c o m i n g

about Kopinski. A l m o s t three q u a r t e r s o f K o p i n s k i ' s goals h a v e

this season. " O n defense, A n t h o n y

5

MIAA/CCIW Challenge at Hope H o p e vs. C a r t h a g e 3 p . m .

Hockey H o p e vs. Calvin 8 : 3 0 p . m .

Both men's and w o m e n ' s t e a m s have started their seasons und e f e a t e d . T h e h o m e o p e n e r in D e V o s t o o k p l a c e o n N o v . 17 for both teams. The w o m e n o p e n e d the night with

"I'll call o u t t h e goalies," said

an 82-70 win

over M a -

Bolt. " T h e y h a v e b o t h h a v e

d o n n a . C a r r i e S n i k k e r s ( 1 1 ) led H o p e in s c o r i n g w i t h 17 p o i n t s .

had a great start to the season, and I expect

Erika B r u i n s m a ( 1 1 ) c h i p p e d in 11 p o i n t s . P h i l a n a G r e e n e ( 1 0 )

them

finished just shy of a doubledouble with nine points and

great

to

be

a

asset

n i n e r e b o u n d s w h i l e Allie C e r o n e ( 1 2 ) d i s h e d o u t six 'assists.

to the team

T h e Flying D u t c h m e n p o s t e d a 65-50 w i n over Rochester. Will B o w s e r ( 1 1 ) led all s c o r e r s w i t h 24 points. David K r o m b e e n ( 1 2 ) set a D e V o s F i e l d h o u s e r e -

o n e point. LaDouce has f o u r s h u t o u t s in goal and has a goals-against a v e r a g e of less t h a n 1.8

Dec.

M e n ' s Basketball

its title a s a " b a s k e t b a l l school."

a n i n t e g r a l p a r t of t h e t e a m . J o h n s t o n h a s 12 p o i n t s in 12 g a m e s t h i s s e a s o n . E a c h goal a n d e a c h assist c o u n t a s

said C o a c h C h r i s V a n T i m m e r e n

Saturday

H o p e C o l l e g e is living u p t o

h a s a l r e a d y s u r p a s s e d his p o i n t t o t a l of n i n e f r o m last y e a r w i t h

s h o w n p o t e n t i a l t h i s s e a s o n for

4

Challenge at Hope

h a n d l i n g a n d s h o o t i n g ability."

the

this

p o i n t s c o r e r s for t h e o f f e n s e . " D a n Bolt h a s also b e e n solid for us," said S o n n e v e l d t . " H e is

Wednesday

Even t h o u g h g o a l t e n d i n g c a n b e g i v e n c r e d i t f o r m o s t of t h i s ,

f o r t h i s s e a s o n . Justin J o h n s t o n , Anthony Gasparotto and Sean

s e a s o n w i t h 15. "He's t h e f a s t e s t g u y o n t h e ice,"

ice, a c c o r d i n g t o V a n T i m m e r e n . Schrader and Sonneveldt both play left w i n g a n d a r e v a l u a b l e

this season: the t e a m has only g i v e n u p 2 1 g o a l s in 12 g a m e s .

f o r w a r d in t h e l e a g u e . H e u s e s h i s size t o w i n b a t t l e s in t h e c o r n e r s a n d h a s e x c e l l e n t stick

are

h a s s c o r e d 6 8 goals, a n a v e r a g e of 5.7 goals p e r g a m e . K o p i n s k i leads

n e e d t o c o n t i n u e t o d o so." Defense has been a strong p o i n t for t h e Flying D u t c h m e n

a n d c a p t a i n s Bolt, S o n n e v e l d t and Schrader have high h o p e s

u n d e r s U t e m e n t o f t h e y^ar. T h e Flying D u t c h m e n a r e off t o o n e of t h e b e s t s t a r t s in t e a m history. In 12 g a m e s , t h e t e a m

g o i n g i n t o s e c o n d semester." All t h r e e s e n i o r c a p t a i n s h a v e b e e n g r e a t a s s e t s o n a n d off t h e

Gasparotto has already stepped up," said S o n n e v e l d t . "But h e will

b e e n p o w e r - p l a y goals. "Matt Schrader has been the m o s t i m p r e s s i v e p l a y e r t h u s far,"

T H I S W E E K IN SPORTS

c o r d w i t h 10 assists. T h e Flying D u t c h m e n ' s n e x t £attie is Nov. 26 against C o r n e r s t o n e as a part of t h e Hall of F a m e T o u r n a m e n t at C a l v i n . T h e Flying D u t c h m e n a r e 1 -

PHIC BY EMILY D A M M E R

0 a n d t h e Flying D u t c h a r e 3-0.

Men's swim and dive undefeated in conference duals

The w o m e n are averaging 82 points per game and holding opp o n e n t s t o 5 1 o n average.

points. "The

Bethany Strlpp SPORTS EDITOR

The m e n s swimming and d i v i n g t e a m h a s a r e c e n t h i s t o r y of s u c c e s s at H o p e C o l l e g e . H a v i n g won the MIAA championship in b o t h 2 0 0 8 a n d 2009, t h e t e a m h o p e s t o d e f e n d t h e i r title a g a i n this season. Their current 3-0 r e c o r d in t h e M I A A h a s h e l p e d build their confidence t o w a r d s r e a c h i n g t h a t goal. "1 t h i n k o u r t e a m h a s a v e r y g o o d c h a n c e of r e p e a t i n g as M I A A t e a m champions," tric a p t a i n Phil H e y b o e r ( 1 0 ) said. "We have been working very hard

this year a n d

a r e really

finals Kalamazoo

meet

is,

MIAA

meet we have before the (championships),"

obviously, important," tric a p t a i n M a t t Ray ( 1 0 ) said. " W e both want to beat each other

b e really d i f f i c u l t f o r s w i m m e r s to adjust to. At W h e a t o n ,

really bad." Even t h o u g h dual m e e t s are i m p o r t a n t to the team, they have n o effect on who walks a w a y at t h e

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dual meets in t w o d a y s .

W e have been w o r k i n g very

e n d of t h e season with

"It

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meet, which helps prepare which

I n v i t a t i o n a l o n D e c . 4 a n d 5 is very i m p o r t a n t to the team. T h e t e a m f a c e will s t r o n g

c o n f e r e n c e title, t h e D u t c h m e n have seen

87, respectively. W h i l e all t h e conference meets are important,

opponents

to help the t e a m . " S o p h o m o r e Patrick

K a l a m a z o o C o l l e g e o n Jan. 8. K a l a m a z o o is also u n d e f e a t e d in c o n f e r e n c e d u a l m e e t s t h i s s e a s o n , a n d a t last y e a r ' s M I A A Championship meet, Hope d e f e a t e d K a l a m a z o o b y just 2 8 . 5

Because

upcoming

from

of

Wheaton

Wheaton

College, W a s h i n g t o n U n i v e r s i t y in St. Louis, t h e U n i v e r s i t y of Wisconsin-Stevens the University of

us for

95 M I A A s ,

"

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the

a

d r a i n i n g

entirely by the league meet. that,

is

physically

hard this year and are really starting to c o m e together.

the MIAA title. The conference c h a m p i o n is determined

s w i m m e r s m a y h a v e t o s w i m in f o u r s e s s i o n s , w h i c h is s i m i l a r t o having four

s t a r t i n g t o c o m e together." This season, the Flying Dutchmen have taken on

the team is particularly l o o k i n g f o r w a r d t o t h e m e e t at

tri-

c a p t a i n Ryan Nelis ( 1 0 ) s a i d . " T h e d i f f e r e n c e in f o r m a t c a n

Point and Wisconsin-

M i l w a u k e e , b u t t h e f o r m a t of t h e m e e t will b e d i f f e r e n t f r o m a n y other meet they've participated in this season. " T h e I n v i t e is t h e o n l y p r e l i m s

is

t h r e e full d a y s of s w i m m i n g . " In

the

quest

for

a repeat

T h o u g h t h e d i v i n g a s p e c t of t h e s w i m m i n g a n d d i v i n g t e a m is o f t e n f o r g o t t e n , all t h r e e c a p t a i n s of t h e m e n ' s t e a m a g r e e t h a t t h i s y e a r H o p e ' s l o n e m a l e diver, Ray

M e n ' s Basketball

G a s k e l l ( 1 3 ) , is well o n h i s w a y toward bringing more attention

Will B o w s e r ( 1 1 ) Forward

t o H o p e diving. "Gaskell h a s s h o w n a lot of

Women's Basketball

p r o m i s e o n t h e d i v i n g boards,"

Carrie Snikkers ( 1 1 )

Ray said. " H e is c l o s i n g in o n t h e school record, and looks to e a r n

Center

N C A A s t a n d a r d s c o r e s . If h e a t t a i n s t h e s e s c o r e s , h e is eligible for i n v i t a t i o n t o nationals." "(Gaskell) h a s d o n e g r e a t o n b o t h t h e 1m a n d 3 m b o a r d s , " Nelis agreed. "He has never dove on a 3 m before, but he has b e e n d o i n g p h e n o m e n a l t h i s season." If G a s k e l l i n d e e d q u a l i f i e s

Flying several

for n a t i o n a l s , h e will b e t h e first H o p e College men's diver to d o

s w i m m e r s rise to t h e occasion Frayer

so since c u r r e n t diving coach Jim M i t c h e l l , w h o finished in 15th p l a c e in 1990 in o n e - m e t e r

h a s s t e p p e d u p a n d filled in for s o m e m i s s i n g s p o t s in t h e s p r i n t

d i v i n g a n d in fifth p l a c e in 1989 in t h r e e - m e t e r d i v i n g at t h e

events," H e y b o e r s a i d . " F r e s h m a n AJ Baar h a s d o n e e x t r e m e l y well in his b u t t e r f l y

N C A A meet. W i t h t h e h e l p of 2 2 r e t u r n i n g

events," s a i d Nelis. " H e h a s b e c o m e a v a l u a b l e a s s e t in t h e 100 a n d 2 0 0 fly."

MIAA PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

l e t t e r w i n n e r s , in a d d i t i o n t o p r o m i s i n g n e w f a c e s , t h e Flying D u t c h m e n a r e in g o o d s h a p e t o d e f e n d t h e i r c o n f e r e n c e title.

H O P E FIRST IN COMMISSIONER'S CUP A f t e r t h e fall s p o r t s s e a s o n , H o p e is c u r r e n t l y in first p l a c e in the MIAA Commissioner's Cup s t a n d i n g s . E a c h year, t h e C o m m i s s i o n e r ' s C u p is a w a r d e d t o the school that has accumulated t h e m o s t p o i n t s in t h e 18 M I A A sponsored sports. Points are a w a r d e d b a s e d off final s t a n d i n g s in c o n f e r e n c e play. H o p e currently has 94 points, two a h e a d of C a l v i n w i t h 92. H o p e also l e a d s t h e m e n ' s a l l - s p o r t s standings with 45 points. Calvin leads the w o m e n with 54 points, a n d H o p e is s e c o n d in t h e w o m en's s t a n d i n g s w i t h 4 9 p o i n t s .


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History-making season comes to a close regional championship." This g a m e had bragging rights, revenge a n d a regional title all up for grabs. " W h e n we play Calvin it's a g a m e of heart, and to lose, it tears you apart," senior captain Teresa Borst said. " K n o w i n g that if we lose we're d o n e — we weren't ready t o go o u t that way." The t e a m did not go d o w n t h a t way. H o p e was able t o d e f e a t Calvin in three sets d u r i n g t h e regional semifinal. "We have never played as well this season as we did t h a t game," senior Kristen J o h n s o n said. "Everyone was focused." PHOTO BY A N N GREEN W i t h t h e win, t h e t e a m F I N A L FOUR— The volleyball team had a school record-setting set u p a m a t c h with a n o t h e r run In t h e NCAA t o u r n a m e n t t h a t c o n c l u d e d In t h e Final Four. familiar opponent, Ohio N o r t h e r n , w h o had b e a t e n Jake Bajema as t h e Flying D u t c h had t h e t h e Flying D u t c h in t h r e e sets STAFF WRITER o p p o r t u n i t y to h o s t t h e N C A A earlier in t h e season. The w o m e n Great Lakes Regional at t h e k n e w it would be a t o u g h m a t c h After a tough loss in t h e DeVos Fieldhouse. The w o m e n b u t were ready for t h e task c o n f e r e n c e t o u r n a m e n t final d e f e a t e d Lakeland, Wis., in t h r e e against rival Calvin College that ahead. sets d u r i n g t h e first r o u n d . Calvin The m a t c h didn't start well for g u a r a n t e e d Calvin's place in t h e also w o n in t h r e e sets d u r i n g t h e t h e Dutch, as they d r o p p e d t h e N C A A tournament, the w o m e n first r o u n d , so a f o u r t h H o p e first set 21-25 in f r o n t of m o r e of H o p e College's volleyball Calvin m a t c h w a s in store. This t h a n 2,400 f a n s . t e a m were eager t o r e d e e m was a m a t c h u p that all t h e H o p e "I think we c a m e o u t a little t hei r loss. They w e r e g r a n t e d t e a m m e m b e r s w e r e looking timid t h e first game," c a p t a i n the chance when the N C A A f o r w a r d t o after t h e upset in t h e A n d r e a H e l m i n i a k ('10) said, selection c o m m i t t e e g r a n t e d c o n f e r e n c e finals. "but o n c e we settled d o w n and t h e m a bid to t h e t o u r n a m e n t . " W e l e a r n e d a lot f r o m (the played o u r g a m e , we c a m e o u t H a v i n g built a 16-0 r e c o r d in t h e c o n f e r e n c e finals game) a b o u t M I A A and a 30-3 r e c o r d overall, o n top." n o t letting d o w n for o n e s e c o n d The t e a m c a m e back s t r o n g in t h e Flying t ) u t c h w e r e p r e p a r e d a n d t h i n k i n g it was going to b e t h e s e c o n d set and w o n , 25-15, t o c o m p e t e w i t h t h e best t e a m s easy," j u n i o r Traci Baker said. with m a n y of t h e H o p e faithful in t h e nation. " W e w a n t e d revenge and a o n their feet. The j o u r n e y began in Holland

" O n e of t h e reasons I love playing for H o p e so m u c h is b e c a u s e of t h e s u p p o r t i v e fans," Jacie Fiedler ('11) said. "Having so m a n y fans at o u r m a t c h e s m a d e t h e e n v i r o n m e n t very intense and f u n to play in. I got goose bumps when the stands e r u p t e d after o n e of o u r super long rallies." The t h i r d and f o u r t h sets weren't as easy b u t H o p e still e m e r g e d victorious and received t h e title of regional c h a m p i o n s . Leading t h e way in t h e regional final was Helminiak with 59 service assists, setting up four t e a m m a t e s with m o r e t h a n ten kills each. W i t h this g r o u p effort t h e Flying D u t c h w o n their ticket t o t h e Elite Eight in Cleveland. The Elite Eight a p p e a r a n c e was t h e first in H o p e College volleyball history. The t e a m n e e d e d t o get past Tufts, Mass., if they w a n t e d t h e season to c o n t i n u e . T h e w o m e n were ecstatic a b o u t t h e o p p o r t u n i t y to be playing at nationals and kept their national title h o p e s alive by beating T u f t s in four sets. T h o u g h H o p e was s t r o n g t h r o u g h o u t . T u f t s did not go d o w n w i t h o u t a fight. After taking t h e first t w o sets, t h e Flying D u t c h looked like they were a b o u t t o m a k e it a s h o r t match, but T u f t s battled t h r o u g h five m a t c h p o i n t o p p o r t u n i t i e s for H o p e a n d took t h e t h i r d set, 31-29. H o p e rallied in t h e f o u r t h set and w o n 25-18 and e a r n e d

t h e c h a n c e t o play in the Final Four. The win was t h e 34th of t h e season for t h e Flying Dutch, breaking the school record of 3 3 f r o m 1998. The d r e a m season would continue. Just a w i n away f r o m a shot at a national title, t h e Flying D u t c h felt each p o i n t g r o w in significance. H o p e would face Washington University, St. Louis, in t h e Final Four m a t c h . W a s h i n g t o n had n i n e national titles u n d e r their belt heading into t h e 2009 season. The o p p o n e n t was a n o t h e r familiar one, as t h e Flying D u t c h had defeated t h e Bears o n their h o m e floor early in t h e season. After d r o p p i n g t h e first set, 21-25, H o p e b o u n c e d back, w i n n i n g t h e next t w o sets, 2522 and 25-15, respectively. The m o m e n t u m c o n t i n u e d into t h e f o u r t h set, as t h e Lady D u t c h led b y as m a n y as five points. However, the Bears c a m e back to win, 27-25. The fifth set didn't fare well for t h e D u t c h , as they d r o p p e d t h e final set of t h e season, 15-12. Leading t h e way for t h e D u t c h w e r e Fiedler with 28 kills a n d Helminiak with 62 assists. The season e n d e d with a t o u g h defeat, but t h e t e a m m a d e meaningful accomplishments. They developed strong friendships and gave the H o p e c o m m u n i t y a season's p e r f o r m a n c e t o be p r o u d of.

Seniors reflect on college volleyball career D a n i e l Owens STAFF W R I T E R

Fouryearsofjoy,perseverance, practice, f r i e n d s h i p s a n d success have c o m e t o an e n d for t h e t h r e e seniors o n t h e Flying D u t c h volleyball t e a m . Teresa Borst, A n d r e a H e l m i n i a k a n d Kristen J o h n s o n m a k e u p o n e of t h e m o s t d e c o r a t e d senior classes in t h e history of H o p e College volleyball. T h r e e N C A A t o u r n a m e n t a p p e a r a n c e s , two M I A A c h a m p i o n s h i p s and an u n p r e c e d e n t e d r u n to t h e Final Four this season only begin to tell t h e story of a j o u r n e y t h a t b e g a n four years ago. "I really c a m e to H o p e for t h e volleyball p r o g r a m , and obviously I'm glad its w o r k e d o u t so well," Borst said. "The r u n

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this year t o nationals definitely showed me that Hope was the right choice for college for me." T h e team's loss in t h e first r o u n d of t h e N C A A T o u r n a m e n t in 2008 m a d e this year's r u n to t h e regional title all t h e m o r e special. "It w a s so exciting w h e n we won the N C A A Tournament Regional o n o u r h o m e c o u r t a n d t h e f a n s r u s h e d t h e court," Johnson said. "That was definitely t h e highlight of my volleyball c a r e e r b e c a u s e I had never had that h a p p e n to me. It w a s an a m a z i n g m o m e n t . " T h e team's success, however, did not c o m e w i t h o u t hard work and discipline. " W e always had t o keep fighting t h r o u g h t h e ups a n d

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the team," d o w n s of each g a m e a n d the Helminiak s e a s o n as a whole," said Johnson. s a i d . "This year o u r goals were to w i n Helminiak, t h e M I A A a n d t h e n regionals, t h e reigning a n d despite a few missteps, w e M I A A achieved b o t h of them." Player of W i t h a 16-0 r e c o r d in M I A A t h e Year play d u r i n g t h e regular season, and a Third t h e Flying D u t c h c o a s t e d t o t h e T e a m Ailc o n f e r e n c e title. Last w e e k e n d American, at DeVos Fieldhouse, t h e t e a m said her w o n their regional in d r a m a t i c experience fashion, beating perennial playing powers Calvin and Ohio college N o r t h e r n along t h e way. volleyball "We achieved each of t h e s e will b e a goals b e c a u s e we put f o r t h o u r best effort each and everyday," t r e m e n d o u s asset later Helminiak said. "And it was great in life. t o see it pay off this year with o u r She said, r u n to national championships." "Senior year The seniors a c k n o w l e d g e d I t h i n k we coach Becky S c h m i d t played all l e a r n e d an integral role in m a k i n g their a lot a b o u t experience playing college leadership. volleyball so special. As seniors, "I've never played for a coach t h e girls o n H ' OTO BY ANN VaREEN with m o r e energy, excitement, t h e t e a m and e n t h u s i a s m for the s p o r t of REGIONAL C H A M P I O N S - Senior volleyball looked t o players Andrea H e l m i n i a k , Teresa Borst, and volleyball t h a n coach Schmidt," us to lead K r i s t e n Johnson pose w i t h t h e regional c h a m p i J o h n s o n said. "We all really got t h e m b o t h onship trophy. to k n o w her o n a m o r e personal o n a n d off level as we grew up. F r e s h m a n the court. year she was just o u r coach, 2010, t h e Flying D u t c h lose only It was f u n b u t n o w w e view her as a great a small n u m b e r of players f r o m and challenging at times, and friend." this year's roster to g r a d u a t i o n . I can definitely see h o w this Helminiak agreed and is However, filling the gaps left experience will help me d o w n c o n f i d e n t t h e friendships forged by t h e talented trio of Borst, t h e road." o n the t e a m will last a lifetime. Johnson and Helminiak will be a W i t h only three m e m b e r s "I will definitely c o m e back challenge for coach Schmidt. o n t h e t e a m f r o m t h e class of and visit C o a c h Schmidt and