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Twenty-years after students began to focus their academic endeavors on w o m e n ' s studies, the topic is now an official departmental major. " W o m e n ' s studies is one of the best liberal arts majors you could ever hope to find. It is wonderfully interdisciplinary. It seeks to find links between the courses you take. It is meant to be empowering and help students make sense of their own calling. In that sense it is very individualized," said Jane Dickie, chair of the w o m e n ' s studies department. Students in the department agreed with Dickie's positive assessment of the major. " T h e w o m e n ' s studies major examines the world from the margins. It takes an original, organic and more truthful approach in its conveyance and understanding of knowledge, history, language, etc. I am a w o m e n ' s studies major because I am a philosopher, an activist and an advocate for social justice," Mary Hofert ( ' 0 9 ) said. "I am a w o m e n ' s studies major because of m y egalitarian ideology and

my consciousness, and ensuing subversion, of patriarchy. I am a w o m e n ' s studies major because of my belief in the validity of the pursuit of happiness and truth and the advancement of knowledge and compassion. I believe in the right of the human to be and to choose its being." Individuals have majored in w o m e n ' s studies as a composite major since the 1980s. In 1989, an official w o m e n ' s studies minor was approved, creating a w o m e n ' s studies program at Hope College. Professor Dickie of the psychology department was named as director of the w o m e n ' s studies program in 1991. During the 1990s, the college saw an increase in the number of students choosing a composite major in w o m e n ' s studies. In response to the increase in composite majors, the w o m e n ' s studies department began an evaluation of its program. Beginning in 2000, the w o m e n ' s studies program look steps to start the official approval process, which began in 2003. "There were all these stages of approval and

the problem was that there was no procedure for how it should be done. It was a grassroots movement. It was really faculty and students, especially students," Dickie said. Dickie described a preparation process in which a report of over 100 pages was prepared. The report reviewed the minor, as well as student responses to the proposal. An outside reviewing organization also wrote a report recommending the major in 2003. The new major requires 32 credits, while the minor requires 20 credits. Dickie explained that students often begin with cross-listed courses because they have an interest in the subject matter. "I think that (the questions the w o m e n ' s studies major raises) ask students to de-center and look at things from another person's point of view. They often challenge the status quo and the hierarchies of power. They ask. how does gender affect our lives and how did it get to be that way? They ask the question, what is gender? The answers to these questions are often very complicated and often touch S E E MAJOR, P A G E 4



On Friday, Dec. 1, students from the Acting on AIDS group will present a display entitled "Lives at Stake" to represent 1,250 children affected by HIV. Students and staff can wear a picture of these children or donate to support efforts in Shikokho, Kenya. AIDS, will also be the topic of discussion at Chapel at 10:30 a.m. The Amnesty International chapter on campus will sponsor a letter writing marathon from noon to 4 p.m. in Maas Auditorium on Saturday to assist A I D S victims.

The 1 4 - 1 Hope hockey team will faceoff a g a i n s t t h e Calvin K n i g h t s on Dec. 1 at t h e Van A n d e l Arena f o l l o w i n g t h e Grand Rapids Griffins g a m e . The Griffins w i l l be playing t h e Rochester A m e r i c a n s at 6:30. T i c k e t s c a n be purchased for $ 1 3 f r o m t h e t e a m a t Phelps duri n g l u n c h and dinner m e a l t i m e s . The g a m e a g a i n s t Calvin w i l l begin a p p r o x i m a t e l y at 9 p.m. The K n i g h t s are 6-7.

LARCENY A professor in Nykerk reported that his laptop computer and a camera were stolen from his office. Leads concerning this incident should be referred to campus safety. PHOTO BY JAMES RALSTON

CAPILLA DE ESPANOL Join students and staff for a chapel service in Spanish from 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. on Thursdays in Martha Miller Center room 239 to learn praise songs in Spanish, hear local pastors and visitors speak, and hear la Palabra de Dios (the Word of God) in Spanish. All levels of Spanish are welcome.

UNITED WAY CONTRIBUTION Hope staff have pledged $14,972 to the Greater Ottawa County United Way. Contributions may still be submitted to Kevin Kraay of Business Services by completing the United Way form found on www.


Silver bells will be jingling on campus and in downtown Holland throughout the holiday season. The Christmas season will receive a warm "Welkom" on 8th Street during the annual Sinterklaas Parade from 7 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 1. Christmas Vespers, a Hope College tradition for more than 60 years, will be presented on Dec. 2 and 3. All four performances have been sold out. Handcrafted gifts and savory treats can be purchased to beat the finals blues at the Eighth Street Market Place's "Kerstmarkt" on Fridays and Saturdays until the

final shopping day, Dec. 9. Students wishing to re-live the film "A Christmas Story" can enjoy the Holland Civic Theatre's adaptation, playing Thursday, Nov. 30, through Saturday, Dec. 2, with a final performance on Dec. 9. On Dec. 5, students and staff will toast the season during a holiday celebration at 11:30 a.m. in the Martha Miller Center Rotunda. Reservations are required. The Hope community can also condition their sweet tooth by accompanying the Volunteer Services staff to Resthaven Care Center for a cookie decorating party from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on

Dec. 6. Those with a knack for consuming pastry are invited to rendezvous at the flagpole to carpool to the event. On Dec. 7 through 9, the Knickerbocker Theatre hosts "The Promise," a holiday dance performance by the Turning Pointe School of Dance. T h e Hope College Orchestra will entertain students and staff in the Kletz on Dec. 8 from noon to 1 p.m. An ice sculpting competition on Dec. 9 will transform the Eighth Street Marketplace as local artists use everything from blowtorches to chainsaws to sculpt 150-pound ice blocks into glistening works of art.

At noon, the Hope a cappella ensemble. Luminescence will be caroling throughout the marketplace, downtown area and on campus. The Hope community is invited to participate; all interested parties should contact the group captain at hayley. At 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 9, the Holland Chorale and Holland Symphony will perform at Dimnent Chapel in a "Feast of Carols." Following exam week, on Dec. 16, exhausted students can roll out of bed and enjoy the "Downtown Shopping Jam." Merchants will be wearing their p.j.'s and provide morning sustinance for shopping.




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As of Nov. 24, an estimated 2,872 American soldiers have been killed fighting in Iraq. 2,355 of these men and women died during combat. British-based research group Iraq Body Count has document-

sed around 50,000 Iraqi civilians deaths since the Iraq War began in March 2003. A team of United States and Iraqi researchers recently estimated that 655,000 more people have died during the post-Iraq invasion period than would have died had the war not occurred.

Meanwhile, last October proved to be the deadliest month of combat in Iraq to date. Originally the Associated Press reported that 1,216 Iraq civilians were killed during that month. Now, according to the United Nations, it seems that over three times as many civilians were ac-

tually killed in October, bringing the total to 3,709. To escape the violence, according to the United Nations, an estimated 1.6 million civilians have sought refuge in neighboring countries surrounding Iraq since 2003. An estimated 418,392 people have moved to other parts of Iraq be-

cause of the increased violence. A statistic that should really alarm the Bush administration is that around 100,000 Iraqis per month have been fleeing Iraq during the past f e w months. When the war first began, the capital of Baghdad was the target S E E IRAQ, P A G E 6

BUSH VISITS SOUTH ASIA nation to resume negotiations. Bush also visited Indonesia, a Muslim nation where many Last week. President George Indonesians are upset over U.S. W. Bush visited China, Vietnam military actions and Indonesia. in Iraq and This trip to P e o p l e protest—that's a good Afghanistan, Southeast Asia sign. It's a sign of a healthy which are seen was a milestone society." as attacks on since it has been — P r e s i d e n t G e o r g e W. Bush Muslimnations exactly 100 _ _ _ = = = = = world-wide. years since the Indonesia has also consistently first presidential overseas visit. condemned the U.S.'s perceived Recently, Bush's bill to pro-Israel bias. normalize trade with communist Many Indonesianshavegreeted Vietnam did not pass in the House Bush's visit with street protests. In of Representatives. Bogor nearly 3,000 people from Bush attended the Asia-Pacific the Islamic-orientated Prosperous Economic Cooperation forum in Justice Party demonstrated Hanoi, the Vietnamese capital. wearing bandanas reading "U.S. The economic forum was mainly terrorist." O n e protester carried about political issues, specifically a placard with a picture of a child the nuclear threat posed by North war victim that read, " D o I look Korea. The 21-nation group like a terrorist, Mr. Bush?" concluded the forum with a verbal While the protesters were condemnation of North Korea's held at bay by a large security nuclear test and a call to the Larissa M a r i a n o STAFF W R I T E R


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presence. Bush spoke in a joint news conference with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in the former Dutch colonial Bogor Palace. "People protest—that's a good sign. It's a sign of a healthy society," Bush said. There were those who voiced their opinions about the protestors. Slamet Riyadi, an entrepreneur, said, "In my opinion, I don't like the protests of the Muslims who hate Bush (which could) lead to anarchic action. In my opinion, we have to respect our country's guest." With the heavy security concerns. Bush stayed less than seven hours in Indonesia—the last stop of his Asia tour that included visits to Singapore and Vietnam. "Indonesia is an example of how democracy and modernization can provide an alternative to extremism," Bush said.





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The situation in Darfur, Sudan, on-going for more than three years, continues to escalate. More than 200,000 people have been killed, and millions of others have been displaced by the fighting. Travel in the Darfur region is near impossible, with 95 percent of the roads too dangerous t o travel. " T h e failure is one of the government not being willing to protect its own citizens, rather fueling the conflict; o f rebels not wanting to join the cease-fire; and of the international community, which is not living up to the responsibility to protect, which was solemnly sworn ... one year ago," said Jan Egeland, the U.N. emergency relief coordinator. Possibly worse than the violence is the humanitarian problem, which a top U.N. humanitarian official has said is

approaching a crisis. "I was there in 2004 w h e n there was I million people in need. 2005, 2 million ... in the spring, 3 million. A n d now there are 4 million in desperate need of humanitarian assistance," Egeland said. " U p until August, w e were able to—against all odds—to reach up to 3 million o f these people. Most of the people got assistance, and mortality decreased because of this, the best-funded operation on earth...all of that is now at risk (because of the violence)." One suggestion to resolve the conflict in Darfur was to send U.N. peacekeeping troops to the region in order to stabilize it. This action is supported by both the United Nations and the African Union. However, the Sudanese government in particular has been resistant to having a U.N.-led peacekeeping force, preferring

African troops to secure the region. This and many other issues were discussed at a recent summit involving leaders of African nations in the region around Sudan. The main issue of this summit was how to bring peace to Darfur. Chad and the Central African Republic, in particular, wish for actions to be taken to resolve the conflict. A mixture of refugees, rebels, militiamen and bandits have crossed their borders from the unstable Darfur region. " T h e talks tackled the main issue of the African mini-summit, which is how to widen the scope of the Abuja peace agreement to include all factions ... to achieve peace and prevent any international intervention," said Suleiman Awad, spokesman for Egypt's president. Another main issue discussed S E E DARFUR, P A G E 4

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T H I S W E E K IN A R T Wednesday Nov. 29 Film: "Crossing Arizona" 7; 9 p.m. Nightly. Knickerbocker Theatre. Admission $ 5 for students and seniors; $ 6 for adults.

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4:30 and 8 p.m. Dimnent Chapel. Tickets required.

Monday Dec. 4 Concert: Over the Rhine 8 p.m. Knickerbocker Theatre. Tickets $15 regular admission; $5 with Hope ID.

THEATER DEPARTMENT PRESENTS "TWO ROOMS" The theater department's production of "Two R o o m s " opens Friday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. in the DeWitt Theater. Written by Lee Blessing, the Pulitzer-prize winning drama follows the lives of an American couple caught in the middle of world conflict. In the midst o f Middle Eastern terror, Michael Wells is kidnapped and his w i f e Lainie is sent back to the states, where she fights for his release. Director John Tammi says that the department chose to present ' T w o R o o m s " because of its contemporary relevance. The show will run Dec. 2 and Dec. 6-9. Tickets are $7 for regular admission, $5 for Hope faculty and staff and $4 for students and are available at the DeVos Fieldhouse Ticket Office.

OVER THE RHINE TO PERFORM ATTHEKNICK Over the Rhine, an Ohio-based band, will perform in the Knickerbocker Theatre Monday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. The band has released over a dozen albums, including "Ohio," which appeared on several top10 lists in the U.S. and the United Kingdom. While the band began as a quartet, it has taken many forms over the years, finally centering around the husband-and-wife songwriting duo, Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist. Regular admission is $ 15. Student tickets are $5 with a Hope ID. They can be purchased at the DeVos Fieldhouse Ticket Office.

MUSIC DEPT. TO PRESENT CHRISTMAS VESPERS A Hope College tradition for more than 60 years, Christmas Vespers will be presented Saturday through Sunday, Dec. 2-3. The services will be held in Dimnent Memorial on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., and on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. All tickets have been distributed. Participating groups will include Hope's College Chorus, Chapel Choir and Symphonette. Also featured will be the chapel's historic Skinner Organ, which recently underwent a restoration.


On Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 27 and 28, Wichers Auditorium rang with the vibrant sounds of Hope^s jazz program. The jazz combo concerts are once-a-semester events in which all the j a z z combos perform. At Hope, jazz combos are chosen by audition every semester and the program usually has four or five at one time. "The combo concert runs the gambit from just barely beginning j a z z musicians to jazz music majors," said Brian Coyle, associate professor of music. "It's a chance for students to really get to improvise and learn the standard repertoire."

Those who missed the events on Nov. 27 and 28 might remember the jazz department from "Wonderful T o w n " several weeks ago. The jazz band successfully tackled the score of the musical, while looking chic in black berets. "It was a blast working with the theater department," said Coyle who directed the ensemble. "It was such a great experience for these guys." So, besides being in combos and adding flair to musicals, what does it mean to be a jazz musician at Hope? Students take the same basic music classes that the other music degrees require. They begin to add j a z z classes to that foundation by the end of their

second year. One aspect that the curriculum stresses is understanding the history and evolution of jazz. "Every jazz musician is standing on the shoulders of a multitude that came before them," Coyle said. During their four-year education at Hope, jazz students also compose their own work and develop their improvisation skills, both vital abilities in the jazz world. "A really great j a z z musician can improvise and feel natural," Coyle said. " T h e hardest hurdle there is, is getting over your inhibitions. Improvisation is like getting up on stage naked. The really inspired performances are those

Opus Soup presents music, art,poetry


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A montage o f creative works were presented in Opus Soup, held Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 9 p.m. in the Fried-Hemenway Auditorium. The event kicked off the release of the Autumn 2006 volume of Opus, a literary magazine of student work compiled by Hope students for the general public. T h e editorial staff of Opus hosted the event. Opus Soup sets aside a time for Hope students to share their souls through poetry, music, fiction and non-fiction. "These are good vibes!" Hope alumnus Kent Osborne ( ' 0 6 ) said, before giving a reading of his poetry. The biannual event, started last year, charges an admissions price of either money or a canned good. The money and food are donated to the benefit of local food banks. Students read poetry from a wide array of styles. Topics included, among others, a haiku


about a giraffe and a poem about the relationship woes of a D N A strand. This season's Opus features mostly poetry and photography, but also includes essays and art in other mediums. Works by over 20 Hope students are included, selected by through the review process of the Opus editorial board. Copies can be obtained in the Opus office, the English department office or wherever one is found lying around.

Juried art show opens in Depree The annual Juried Student Show opens Thursday, Nov. 30 in DePree Art Gallery with a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free. All Hope students are eligible to submit work in any media for the exhibition, which traditionally includes a mix ranging from drawing, pho-

tography and painting to multimedia sculptures. This year's juror was Art Martin, exhibitions curator at the Muskegon Museum of Art. the Hope College Ceramics Guild will be selling mugs at the reception to purchase materials for next semester, as well as to help fund field trips and bring in a guest artist.

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Rane Arroyo will read in place of Cornelius Eady on Thursday, Nov. 30 as a part of the Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series. Eady is recovering from prostate cancer surgery and is scheduled to appear in the series during the spring semester. recognizes Arroyo as a leading Latino poet and playwright whose work reaches audiences beyond his ethnicity. It discusses life in America and exhibits worldly language. He has written seven poetry chapbooks and five books o f poetry one of which, " T h e Singing Shark," received the Carl Sandburg Poetry Prize in 1997. He also received the Pushcart Prize for his poem "Breathing Lessons" in that same year. Although Arroyo is more well-known as a poet, his plays have appeared in N e w York City, Cleveland, Chicago, Pittsburgh and other cities. They have been anthologized in major literary magazines such as the Kenyon Review. Arroyo is currently the director of creative writing at the University of Toledo in Ohio and is active in the Northeast Ohio writing community. All readings of the Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series are free and open to the public and are located in the Knickerbocker Theatre. The Jazz Ensemble will precede the reading, beginning at 6:30 p.m.


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where the performer is really able to open up to the audience and the musicians around him." Coyle and a team of highly capable jazz faculty constantly reevaluate and tweak the program. The faculty includes John Erskine with recording studio, MIDI and technologies, and computer music ensemble; Charlie Hoats with jazz bass; Edie Hyde with jazz voice; Mike Hyde with jazz guitar and chamber ensemble; Robert Hodson with jazz studies, analysis and theory; Ryan Janus with jazz saxophone, theory and aural skills; Steve Talaga with jazz piano, composition and orchestration; and Mike VanLente with jazz percussion.

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Traditional location of Nykerk and former home of Hope basketball to be demolished or reconstructed based on recommendations Jenny Cencer C A M P U S EDITOR

Holland's 52-year-old Civic Center on the corner of 8th Street and Pine Avenue may be demolished or remodeled to construct a more functional space. Phil Meyer,directorofCommunity and Neighborhood Services for Holland told the Holland Sentinel, "There are problems with reusing the existing building. It doesn't lend itself well to reuse for the sort of activities we are considering." Holland was on the threshold of approving renovation plans in 2002, but postponed a decision when the DeVos Fieldhouse project was announced. " T h e timing was good with the

DeVos Fieldhouse; it created an opportunity to evaluate our needs," Meyer said. " T h e focus will be community recreation uses and exhibition space." The Holland City Council formed a committee of residents, city officials and representatives from local organizations 19 months ago to once again analyze multiple uses for the Civic Center. In 2002, $100,000 was allotted to complete engineering and planning for the project and about $49,000 will now be used to assist the committee in their research. City Manager Soren Wolff told the Holland Sentinel, "We're going to be revisiting the whole mission (of the building)."

Although Hope athletics are now played on the DeVos court, proceedings such as Nykerk and a wide variety of community events have traditionally been held in the Civic Center. The Civic Center committee will also focus on how cost-effective renovation or rebuilding could be. Gray Gogolin, director of Leisure and Cultural Services for the city, told the Holland Sentinel, " O n c e we get a stamp of approval from the public, we will do engineering will be relatively expensive whatever we decide to do; there is going to have to be some substantial investment. Council will have to determine how to pay for it."


Congressional Corner At the Nov. 21 meeting, Student Congress hosted guest Joshua Banner, minister of art and music, and discussed a new proposal, as well as listed topic ideas for an upcoming speaker series and met with group leaders.

and then is taken to each dorm room on campus. This proposal suggests that the U.S. P o s t a l ' S e r v i c e should deliver all off-campus mail directly to residences. On-campus mail and package delivery would not be affected.

C a m p u s Ministries Banner explained that it is difficult to incorporate traditional instruments such as the organ in chapel, since there are so f e w musicians trained to play classical pieces in the chapel setting. Talks have been ongoing about creating a recording studio in the DeWitt basement and mixing in different musical aspects into services.

S p e a k e r Series T a s k F o r c e Possible topics for the upcoming presentation by Michael Mandelbaum were discussed. The ideas that received the most votes were " A m e r i c a ' s Role in the World," ' T h e Ideas that Conquered the World." and "Global Challenges and Threats in the 21st Century."

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people's lives at every level. They also tend to have implicit in them a vision ofjustice and a call to act to make this a more just world," Dickie said. Rebecca Blauw ('07), a women's studies major, explained the impact of the program's questions on her world view. "Women's studies has given me a means of putting so many of the phehomena that I see around me into words. It has made me question things that are taken for granted, made me a more critical thinker and inspired


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me to be an activist and stand up for the things that are important to me," Blauw said. Laura Stark ('07) shares Blauw's sentiment "It has shaped how I view life - I'm more critical about things in pop culture and even life on Hope's campus," Stark said. The Office of Career and College Services suggests various career paths a student with a women's studies major can pursue, including: actor, advocate, business owner, counselor, journalist, librarian, lobbyist, police officer, teacher and youth pastor.

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at this conference was how to normalize relations between Sudan and Chad. Tensions have risen between these two bordering nations because of the closeness of Darfur to Chad, and there are fears that the conflict may be spilling across the borders. Currently, more than 200,000 Sudanese refugees live in Chad, and approximately

400 citizens of Chad have died in clashes in eastern Chad, near Darfur. Because of the heightened violence. Chad's government has voted to extend a state o f emergency in their nation for six months. Leaders at the conference hope to lower the tensions between the two nations and return relations between them to a state of normalcy.




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Counseling Center staff offers 'different styles'



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As a unique chocolate and opera lover, Kristen Gray urges you to "try something different," finding that "often students are stuck...stuck in bad relationships, stuck in a negative drinking pattern, stuck in the way they relate to their parents, stuck in their indecision about a major or career." "Counseling is a great place to make a change, and to do so with support and encouragement," Gray said. She wants students to "try something different or new or even a little outrageous and dare to be healthy in the midst of





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Bryan Bolea Just as "you wouldn't try to fix your hair without looking in a mirror —1 know this for a fact because 1 see you checking your hair in the reflection on the Counseling Center w i n d o w s — " Bolea said, "counseling is a mechanism that allows students to look at their own thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and, through that process, decide to make some changes." "It is impossible to answer the questions of ' H o w am 1 going to be in the world?' outside the context of one's own faith," he said. Drawing inspiration from his daily life, Bolea recently "read in a cheesy calendar that maturity comes when you learn the volume knob also turns to the left."

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"I .do general counseling in all areas of personal growth and development, yet I am also a certified addiction counselor," Ziyah Dock said. Dock's philosophy is that "having spiritual, emotional and physical balance (will) help me live life to the fullest today," she said.






winters blues An introduction to seasonal affective disorder Evelyn Daniel FEATURES E D I T O R

Every winter, a number of m a m m a l s go into hibernation. The phrase "tomorrow always has the potential to be a better day," After consuming as much food guides Leigh Wendtland-O'Connor's views on life. "(It) helps for real- as possible, their metabolism and izing that most things resolve over time and may just look better in the body temperature reduce dramatically and they sleep through the morning (after the appropriate eight hours of sleep that I am sure all Hope students are getting)," she said. While working with students for cold winter months, springing back to life when warmer weather reasons "ranging from 'I am having a terrible, bad, awful no-good day to chronic mental illness,'" Wendtland-O'Connor said, "our Counsel- arrives. As the Michigan winter aping Center motto, k No Problem Too Big or Too Small' stands true." Wendtland-O'Connor backpacked across Europe right after gradu- proaches, Kristen Gray of Hope ating from college, and "once had a pathological fear of speaking in College's Counseling Center says front of people." Eventually she learned "you cannot control the ac- she sees students entering their tions of others, only your response to those actions," an idea which she own version of hibernation: seasonal affective disorder. said "provides an incredible sense of control over one's path." SAD, often called seasonal depression for its depression-like characteristics, occurs in areas Rick Dernberger with cold, dark winters. Students with the disorder find themselves As a Hope graduate and former three-year craving starchy,* sugary foods, are resident director for Scott Hall, " H o p e Colconstantly fatigued and lethargic, lege was my first choice for counseling othand have difficulty enjoying life ers," Rick Dernberger ( ' 8 4 ) said. Instead in the winter months. Relationof "specializing" in counseling topics, "(My ships suffer because of irritability colleagues and I) each bring different styles and a reluctance to spend time inand approaches to our counseling practice. teracting with others. We are not afraid to suggest a specific coun" T h e y ' r e sleeping more, as selor if we see there might be a better fit in though they'd like to be in a cave personalities," he said. As a former school- and band-mate of Chad Smith, the drummer for with a blanket over their head," the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dernberger has come to find that "giving a Gray said. "Just like an animal in student a sense of hopefulness about their future is an important part of hibernation would be irritable if what we do," he said. One important thing to keep in mind, he said, is you woke it up, we see students that "what you are experiencing now is not what you have to live with as much more irritable. Depresforever (and) any issue at all that is impacting a student's functioning sion is not just being sad; it has an irritable quality too." or is occupying a great deal of one's thoughts is worthy of bringing The first major sign of the forward to the Counseling Center."

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disorder among college students. Gray said, is often a significant decline in the quality of their schoolwork. As grades slip, they recognize the need for change. "We see them when it begins to impact their academics," Gray said. "They come in because they're struggling to get to their classes." The lack of energy and motivation to attend class or spend lime on coursework is compounded by the heavy workload that comes at the end of the semester. Classes that were new and exciting at the beginning of the academic year have become tedious and difficult. According to the book "If You Think You Have Seasonal Affective Disorder," by Clifford Taylor and Robin K. Levinson, 14 percent of Americans suffer from some form of "winter blues," or subsyndromal seasonal affective disorder, while 6 percent have full-blown SAD. Gray suggested three basic solutions to help bring students out of the slump that comes with SAD. " T h e most helpful things sound very simple, but to those who have seasonal affective disorder, they're very hard to do," Gray said. To students who believe they suffer from SAD, she recommends trying to regulate sleeping

patterns, sleeping eight hours at night and avoiding naps during the day. In addition, they should regulate their eating habits, from avoiding junk food to consuing more fruits and vegetables. Finally, they should try to include a simple form of exercise daily, such as a 20- to 30-minule walk outside. The Counseling Center has a therapeutic light, imitating natural sunlight, available for student use anytime. Depending on the severity of the symptoms, students can also speak to a counselor or their physician for a diagnosis and for treatment options. Even the worst SAD does subside in the spring. Gray stresses the importance of talking with others—favorite faculty members, friends, staff at the Counseling Center or Health Clinic, residential life staff members—in the recovery process. Above all, students should pay attention to their physical and emotional needs, no matter how busy they get. "We have to remember that we live in a human body," Gray said. "Sometimes students forget that. We have to take care of ourselves. We think we can ftinction without sleep, with poor nutrition and without physical connections. When the end of the semester crunch comes, it's easy to forget."

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Antiphon — m o m e n t orientation b e g i n s M y n e w t h e o r y a b o u t H o p e s t u d e n t s is that w e are all o v e r c o m m i t t e d . C o m m i t t e d

Mackenzie Smith









You d o n ' t get e n o u g h s l e e p — F m willing

n e x t t o in Cultural H e r i t a g e p r o b a b l y d o n ' t get e n o u g h s l e e p either.

As a c o n f i r m e d

c a f f e i n e addict w h o h a s a n o n g o i n g battle with her s n o o z e button, I ' m not i m m u n e to this s l e e p d e p r i v a t i o n m y s e l f . But this is just how the system works, right?

those things that give value to survival."

gotten g o o d sleep, w e are also happier, nicer and healthier," W i n n e r writes. T h e s e

In its o w n w a y , s l e e p falls into this s a m e category, and s o I b r i n g you a s e c o n d ,

s e e m like g o o d goals. It c o m e s d o w n to trusting that t h i n g s

equally important a n n o u n c e m e n t : sleep is not f o r the d e a d , or for the w e a k , or only

will k e e p g o i n g , w i t h o u t o u r a w a r e n e s s ,

for p r e s c h o o l e r s at n a p t i m e .

o u r attention; w i t h o u t b e i n g perfect, or finished, or c o m p l e t e ; without " u s . " It

c o m m i t t e d over o u r h e a d s . In light o f this, I b r i n g y o u this n e w s flash: activities a r e not the stuff o f w h i c h a

I ' m n o t m a k i n g this up. Lauren Winner, w h o will b e visiting c a m p u s a s

c o m e s d o w n t o a r e c o g n i t i o n o f o u r finitude a n d o u r legitimate p h y s i c a l a n d spiritual

part o f J a n u a r y ' s Veritas F o r u m , e c h o e s

full life is m a d e . I repeat: b e i n g " i n v o l v e d " is not t h e

and e l a b o r a t e s on t h e s e truths.


need f o r rest. Yes, w e are in college, and that m e a n s

w h a t o n e t h i n g C h r i s t i a n s can d o to b e countercultural f o r the c o m m o n g o o d .

there a r e extra d e m a n d s on o u r time. H o w e v e r , t h e s e y e a r s are not practice

c o m m i t t e d o v e r the n u m b e r o f lines o n t h e p a p e r w e u s e t o write o u r t o - d o lists,

to bet this is the c a s e . In fact, I bet y o u r best friend, y o u r r o o m m a t e a n d t h e g u y you sit

p r o d u c t i v e if w e slept m o r e . . . W h e n w e ' v e

universe itself (for G o d did not need to create). It has no survival value; rather it is one of

Stop juggling, start resting

e s s e n c e o f life. N o w , I ' m not s u g g e s t i n g that y o u quit e v e r y t h i n g — a f t e r all, sitting on y o u r c o u c h p l a y i n g v i d e o g a m e s or surfing F a c e b o o k all d a y is also n o t the stuff o f a full life.

During a recent all-nighter inspired by a takehome exam, one of my friends sighed, "So this





is what college is supposed to be like."

m i n u t e , is e q u a l l y unhealthy. M a y b e it's t i m e t o set d o w n one o r t w o o f t h o s e balls

W i n n e r replied, " S l e e p . "

f o r t h e "real w o r l d " — t h e y are o u r life.

" S l e e p more: this m a y s e e m a c u r i o u s answer*" W i n n e r a d m i t s in h e r e s s a y " S l e e p

N o w — n o t n e x t w e e k , or f o u r y e a r s f r o m n o w — i s t i m e to think a b o u t o u r priorities

Therapy." However,

and establish healthy habits for the rest o f o u r lives. T h i n k a b o u t those bal l s y o u ' r e





j u g g l i n g a n d please, f o r your o w n sake, put

o f g o o d s l e e p — a w e e k , or m o n t h , o r y e a r o f g o o d s l e e p — a l s o testifies t o the

and stretched and s c h e d u l e d d o w n to t h e

d o w n the o n e s y o u d o n ' t n e e d !

basic C h r i s t i a n story o f Creation. We are

(For W i n n e r ' s c o m p l e t e essay, a n d o t h e r s

" G o h o m e , " 1 want to

y o u ' r e j u g g l i n g , s o you can f o c u s o n y o u r

creatures, with b o d i e s that are finite and

about being a countercultural Christian,

a n n o u n c e in the M a r t h a M i l l e r c o m p u t e r lab at 1 a.m. every night. " B e realistic,"

real priorities, s o m e o f w h i c h m a y not b e

contingent." W i n n e r p o i n t s o u t that t h e r e a s o n m a n y

visit w w w . c h r i s t i a n v i s i o n p r o j e c t . c o m . )

I w a n t t o tell the t e a c h e r s w h o assign

in particular, that relationships, c o n n e c t i o n s a n d c o m m u n i t y are m o r e i m p o r t a n t than

o f u s cheat o u r s e l v e s o f n e e d e d rest is t o w o r k , to a c c o m p l i s h m o r e t h i n g s , to b e

Mackenzie loves taking couch naps on Sunday afternoon while dreaming about life

tasks and resume-fillers. is

m o r e p r o d u c t i v e . T h e irony, o f course, "is that a l t h o u g h m a n y o f u s trade s l e e p f o r

said, regretting

unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the

productivity, w e w o u l d actually be m o r e


" N o ! " I w a n t to s h o u t , b a c k t o h e r a n d out t o all o f us.

b u s y w o r k as if their c l a s s is the c e n t e r o f the u n i v e r s e . A n d , finally, " L a y o f f ! " I w a n t to tell the H o p e C o l l e g e Voices that preach at u s to " G e t i n v o l v e d ! " from t h e


c o n c r e t e a n d easily d e f i n e d . I h a v e f o u n d ,






Continued from page 2 " W e c a n s a y w e ' v e barely g o t

w h e n o v e r 2 0 0 p e o p l e w e r e killed

o f the m o s t v i o l e n c e , but the at-

security," said H a s s a n a l - S n e i d , a


c l o s e a d v i s o r to Iraqi P r i m e M i n ister N o u r i al-Maliki. " W e h a v e

and o v e r 2 5 0 w e r e w o u n d e d foll o w i n g five car b o m b i n g s a n d a





provinces surrounding Baghdad

m o r t a r r o u n d in the public s q u a r e

since t h e n . " B a g h d a d is the epicenter, but the violent trend is s p i k i n g

the w e a k security f o r c e s , lack o f

up t h r o u g h o u t t h e c o u n t r y , " Said

o f fanatical clerics. T h e y ' r e all

M a r c h 2 0 0 3 , it d o e s not a p p e a r

A r a k a t , a s p o k e s m a n f o r the U . N .

p a r t n e r s in deteriorating security,

that the w a r will h a v e c l o s u r e a n y

in Iraq, said. M e a n w h i l e , Iraqi l e a d e r s h a v e

a n d t h a t ' s b e s i d e s the i n t e r f e r e n c e

time soon. T h i s m e a n s only m o r e and m o r e

s t r u g g l e d to p r o v i d e security for their civilians, w h i c h has c a u s e d the increased n u m b e r s o f c i v i l i a n s w h o are fleeing the w a r z o n e .

s e r v i c e s , c o r r u p t i o n , tribal rev e n g e , terrorism and the s p e e c h e s

of neighboring countries." The violence unfortunately

of Baghdad. After perhaps



w e e k yet s i n c e the w a r b e g a n in

blood will continue to be shed b y

in a beach house. "They're so indulgent,"she

I h a v e t o a d m i t t h a t I a m in more need of reminders that

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interesting debate. On the Monday before Thanksgiving,

Iraqi civilians and the m e n and w o m e n o f our c o u n t r y ' s military

someone wrote chalk messages

killings o f t h e Iraq War o c c u r r e d

w h o are d e f e n d i n g f r e e d o m .

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( o f t e n p e o p l e , b u t in t h i s c a s e animals). Is this too o f interest to G o d ? Is it possible that


the least o f t h e s e "

t o d a y ' s t u r k e y s a r e c o n f i n e d in

that Jesus refers to e v e n includes a n i m a l s ? H a r d to say, but it m a y be

s m a l l c a g e s t h e i r e n t i r e lives. A

significant that w h e n Jesus w a n t e d

little later a r e a c t i o n a p p e a r e d ,

to s h o w G o d ' s concern for all o f

" G o d g a v e us t u r k e y s t o eat -

creation, he chose to speak of a

Give thanks." An interesting

sparrow. It's hard






s o c i e t y t o b e a w a r e o f all o f

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Eating Well 'Knock it off Napolean—just make yourself a dang quesadilla!' Thea Neal

All the ingredients can be purchased at Mi Favorita (408 Columbia Ave.), a local Mexican grocery store just past Columbia Apartments. I use the 99-cent tortilla packs that are made locally on daily basis. Serve with a sliced up pineapple for a tasty Mexican meal.

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While Napoleon Dynamite's grandma struggled with how to pronounce quesadillas, I assure you that they are quick to make and yield happy stomachs. On the most basic level, sprinkling some cheese in between two tortillas creates a quick snack or supper. Combining a can of black beans and sweet potatoes in these hearty, grilled tortilla wraps has raised much skepticism amongst my fellow college eaters, and I must admit that I would never have thought of combining these ingredients on my own. However, it yields a striking flavor and color. Even my most hesitant friends here at Hope will request these quesadillas, and the recipe has been passed out to many a friend.


Black Bean and Sweet Potato Quesadillas Ingredients 1 teaspoon olive oil VI cup finely chopped onion 1 clove chopped garlic, finely chopped 1 teaspoon ground cumin 2 teaspoons water 1 cup peeled grated sweet potato or yam (about V2 medium) VA cup black beans, rinsed and drained Salt and pepper 2 c o m or wheat tortillas VA cup grated Monterey Jack or mozzarella cheese Prepared Salsa


To the Editor: Upon my return from my Thanksgiving break on Saturday, I found that my dry-erase board had been vandalized during my absence with a racist remark. After going through the appropriate paper work with Campus Safety, I realized that they will not do a thing, for m y case is similar to the racist remarks that were found on the door of an African-American female last year. Therefore, after serious careful thoughts, I have reached to the following conclusion.


I have been attacked because either someone hates that I am a proud outspoken Palestinian, or because of my personality. My personality in the end is based and shaped by a lot of factors, one of which is my Palestinian nationality. Therefore, after serious consideration, I believe that 1 have been attacked because I am a Palestinian. I did not stop being a Palestinian even when a rifle was pointed to my face, and 1 will not stop because of this remark. I address every member o f the Hope College Community,


1. Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and saute for 3 minutes or until the onion is soft. Add the cumin and water and continue to saute for 1 minute while stirring. Add the sweet potato and beans and stir; cover and cook for about 6 minutes or until the yam is tender but not mushy. 2. Remove the skillet from the heat. Season the dish with-salt and pepper and put the sweet potato mixture in a small bowl. In a minute or two, when the skillet is cool enough to handle, wipe it clean with a paper towel. 3. Place the quesadilla in the skillet on medium heat. Spoon on half of the sweet potato mixture and sprinkle with half of the cheese. C o o k the tortilla for about 30 seconds to soften, and then fold the tortilla in half and cook each side for about 2 minutes, until the cheese melts and the filling is warm. Repeat the process to make the second quesadilla. Serve with prepared salsa.



to report to Campus Safety and me any information they have in regards to this incident, so as this racist individual or group will face the appropriate consequences imposed by Hope College's judicial system. To say the least, this incident and every other one, in which the international community is attacked, degrades the level of the American society and destroys its human face. This act is an act of infidelity to the teachings of Christ, and to the mission of Hope College. This act is making

Twenty minutes to the table. Makes one hungry serving, or two snack-sized servings (2 quesadillas). A word on cookbooks: most cookbooks that I add to my collection are ones that I have grown up watching my mother cook f r o m — " M o o s e w o o d , " " M o r e For Less," "Laurel's Kitchen," "Diet for a New Planet." A worthwhile variation from the replication of my mother's cookbook collection that 1 found at a used bookstore was " T h e Student's Vegetarian C o o k b o o k " by Carole Raymond. Every recipe that's been tried—including the quesadillas recipe—has quickly become a favorite and offers homemade meal ideas for one or two servings. Ideal for the college cook. Remember: everyone has to eat. so you might as well eat well. Thea Neal. raised in Minnesota, is currently studying abroad in Senegal, where she is expanding her culinary tastes.


Hope College an insecure place for internationals to live in peace, and is destroying the diversity of nationalities and races on campus. I also address the racist and challenge this individual to confront me, regardless of their weight, height, sex or race. If you have something against me, be brave enough to say it to my face, not to my back. Beware of what is happening in your surroundings,








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After training hard over the summer, hanging out on a team canoe trip and experiencing last year's Sweet 16 performance, the Hope College basketball team is ready to start another season. Last year, the Dutchmen accumulated the most wins in a single season for Hope with an overall record of 28-3. However, coach Glenn VanWieren does not want to dwell on last year's success. "It is dangerous to look at the past," VanWieren said. "We always look ahead but don't forget what got us there." Although a repeat journey to the sweet 16 is unpredictable, the Dutchmen are eager to begin this season with a close-knit group of players. "We are ready right now to write the storybook for this year," VanWieren said. "We have a really good nucleus of players." This nucleus of player includes four seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Stephen Cramer, Tim Partridge, Brett Jager and Scott Richardsonâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;who act as leaders for this year's team. "All four guys give us what you look for in captains," VanWieren said. "(They are) role models,

loyal to the program ^ and hard workers." Hope will need leadership this season after losing last year's captains and having teammates stepping into new positions. "We only have one freshman on the team this year, but at the same time we have some new players and everyone has a different role than they have had in the past." Cramer said. A* 1 o n g with strong leadership, the Dutchmen worked hard during the Scott Richardson summer to prepare for this season. Each player has shown commitment to improving his skills for this upcoming season. "It was important for this team to come back better players,"

VanWieren said. "They are all good athletes and have all played on winning teams this summer. They have sacrificed a lot to get where they are right n o w / ' Cramer is one Hope player who worked hard this summer on particular parts o f his game. "This summer I continued to work on my outside shot, but most importantly,^ I ' m trying to be more of a creator out on floor than I have been in the past," Cramer said. "By getting everyone involved we will be harder to beat." With its strong leadership and off-season preparation, the Dutchmen faced its first test at the Select Bank Hall of Fame Classic tournament on Nov. 24. Hope defeated both Cornerstone (80-76) and Calvin (76-54) to earn the tournament championship. The tournament hosted some of the Brett Jager finest teams and the title comes with bragging rights, VanWieren said. Following the Select Bank Classic, the Dutch will face Carthage in its second tournament of the year on Dec. 1. "Those games are really high-

level competitive games for us," VanWieren said. "We will be trying to get into a rhythm throughout the game and find weaknesses." During the V first few games of the season, the team will p be keeping things simple and using their off-season training to win. "We will play hard, have fun and play one game at a time," VanWieren said. In addition to taking games one at a time, players will focus on each and every practice to improve. "Our main goal is just to improve upon something each day, even if it is just one thing," Cramer said. "If we continue to improve as the year goes on and peak at the right time, we can beat anyone." In addition to experienced players, the team also enters this season with one of the most experienced coaches in the MIAA. This year. VanWieren enters his 30ih season as head coach for Hope.


VanWieren is grateful for his time at Hope and has accumulated a lot of experience and memorabilia over the years. "Hope is where I want to be," VanWieren said. "You know, 1 own over 32 orange and blue ties." VanWieren realizes his j o b is one of a kind and a very special opportunity to work with many different studentathletes each year. "I cannot believe I get paid for what I do. What kind of j o b can you get carried around by 20 guys after \ winning a league championship," VanWieren said. "I love Stephen Cramer what I do." The Dutchmen will travel to Carthage, Wis. Dec. 1 and 2 to compete in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin/MIAA Challenge.


The U.S. Korfball team is formed and preparing to compete in the Korfball World Cup to be held in Brno, Czech Republic on October 2007. The 2006-2007 team is comprised of nine Hope students and four Hope alumni as well as other members from around the U.S. Karla Wolters, a professor of kinesiology at Hope, introduced the sport to Hope College in 2005. Korfball is similar to basketball in some ways, but also has many differences. The baskets have no backboards and are 11 1/2 feet

us and without her none of above the ground, as opposed "I want to walk away from the (World Cup) us would have gotten this to 10 feet for basketball proving that the U.S. does deserve a spot in sweet opportunity," Amanda hoops. Instead of dribbling the korjhall world and to prove to them that Guijarro ( ' 0 8 ) said. to move the ball down the we can ploy The team is excited for court, players must pass to the approaching World Cup Kate M a d i s o n ( ' 0 8 ) one another. There are eight = and serious about giving players on the court, two = their all. Competing against men and two w o m e n from are trying to stay in top physical such experienced teams can be each team. Each basket is worth condition. daunting. one point. Wolters, who is on the board of "Obviously, we're the Tryouts consisted of two day s of the U.S. Korfball association and underdogs. I think we'll have an scrimmages at DeVos Fieldhouse. girls helped pick the team, assisted Individuals were chosen based on Hope students in preparing for the their performances in the games. tryouts. The team is working hard to "Coach Wolters has put in prepare for the world tournament a lot of time and effort to make by practicing independently as sure that we are working hard. well as together. All members GOOD FOOD. GOOD TIMES* She has organized all of this for


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The football team lost in the first round of the N C A A Playoffs to defending national champion Mt. Union 0-49 Nov. 18. The Dutchmen finished the season with a 7-4 record and were undefeated MIAA champions.

Ryan TerLouw ('07) and Seth Weener ('08) competed in the N C A A Division III Cross Country Championships Nov. 18 in West Chester, Ohio. TerLouw was the top Hope finisher with a 77th place finish while Weener finished 205th.

The hockey team defeated defending national champion Wright State Nov. 17 and 18. The first game was won 4-1. The Dutchmen won the second game 5-1. The hockey team plays Calvin at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids Dec. 1. Tickets for both the Hope vs. Calvin and the semi-pro Grand Rapids Griffins vs. The Rochester Americans are $13 and can be purchased outside Phelps at lunch and dinner.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL The w o m e n ' s basketball team started the season strong with two victories Nov. 17 and 18 en route to being Tipoff Tournament champions. The Dutch defeated UW-Eau Claire 68-50 and nationally ranked BaldwinWallace 68-66. Julie Henderson ('07) was named tournament MVP.

SWIMMING The m e n ' s and w o m e n ' s swim team competed against Calvin Nov. 17. The m e n ' s team defeated Calvin 157-141 while the women were defeated 132-166.


Dec. 1

vs. Calvin 9:15 p.m. Van Andel Arena

Saturday vs. Saginaw Valley State 9 p.m. Edge Ice Arena

Dec. 2

Located on the comer of US-31 & James Street.


edge as far as our athleticism, but t h e y ' v e had years of experience. We'll be there to compete, and we'll give it our all," Matt Simon ( ' 0 7 ) said. " M y goal for the World C u p is to be competitive. I want to walk away from the tournament proving that the U.S. does deserve a spot in the korfball world and to prove to them that we can play," Kate Madison ( ' 0 8 ) said.

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