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Many ways to give back this Christmas season Madalyn Muncy COPY EDITOR


A N N U A L S I N T E R K L A A S VISIT— Sinterklaas made his annual appearance downtown Holland on Friday night, riding a white horse. Children were Invited to get their picture t a k e n w i t h him later t h a t evening

Stand Up open mic sets stage for students to share differences Llndsey Wolf and Chris Cohrs A R T S EDITOR AND GUEST W R I T E R

With the clattering of coffee cups from Cool Beans and the chattering of students socializing together in the background, Ashley Fraley ('14) and Robert Phillips ('12) cohosted Stand Up's first event of the semester Nov. 30 in the Kletz. The open mic night allowed students to express themselves through poetry, song and j;ues. )tand Up is a cultural movement spreading across p u r campus," Fraley said. "Stand Up helps us recognize our differences. Even though we're different, together we are the pieces that make up Hope College." Organized in October 2010, Stand Up invites all students to participate and speak out with the promise of respect for those listening. Its purpose is to "not tolerate ignorant, racist, hateful and discriminatory actions and attitudes o n campus," according to a W H A T ' S INSIDE

Stand Up flier. O p e n mic night worked similar to amateur night at a club—anybody could sign up and choose the format they wish to express themselves with no time limits. Phillips described it as an "open f o r u m for everyone to share." Throughout the night, Fraley and Phillips encouraged audience m e m b e r s to come up to the stage and express their feelings. "We want to hear your voice - stand up!" Fraley said. "Share some words. Share a song that's on your heart," Phillips said. As the performances progressed, the powerful spoken words and music captivated students seated in the audience as well as those studying in the area. More than 30 students braved the stage and shared what was on their heart. Esther Moon read poetry: "I wonder if stars wish before they die, if they WORLD


have to teach their young to shine." Residential Life coordinator HerBrina Shepherd read Maya Angelou s "Still I Rise." "You may write me d o w n in history with your bitter, twisted lies. You may trod m e in the very dirt but still, like dust, I'll rise," Shepherd said. Students sang "Amazing Grace," "Hie Star Spangled Banner" and the "National Black Anthem." Nobody cared if the singers remembered their lines or the quality of the material; nobody came to be entertained but learn from each other. Some students simply told stories about their experiences. A male student said he is gay; an international student said she is a rape survivor. A Dutch American student from the community said he grew up not knowing







With exams, papers and projects, it is easy to forget that it's the Christmas season. It is definitely difficult to find time to give back or help those in need. Hope College is giving back this holiday season. There are a variety of events this Christmas season to share the love of Christ with your local community, as well as those abroad. Volunteer Services is cosponsoring a food drive along with campus ministries for St. Francis de Sales's food pantry. They are specifically collecting pinto beans, cereal, pasta and peanut butter that will be distributed to Holland residents. This is a change from past years. Usually, Volunteer Services sponsors Operation Christmas Child, where shoeboxes are filled with toys and toiletries to be sent to children in need around the world. "This year we decided to change what we do for Christmas because with operation Christmas Child we felt like we were helping people, but we felt like we weren't helping locally. Instead, this year we choose to do a food drive for St. Francis de Sales's food pantry," said Celeste Norlander (13), Volunteer Services C o m m u n i t y Chair. Going along with their motto, serve locally to impact globally," Volunteer Services is attempting to work within the community this year, trying to get Hope students involved in various ways in order to make Holland a better place. "For our Christmas drive, we wanted to give with a purpose. That's

why we are only asking for f o u r kinds of donations; these things are what the pantry needs most," said Norlander. The drive runs through Dec. 9. Students and staff can drop off donations in DeWitt outside the Volunteer Services Office or at any door of the chapel. In addition to their food drive. Volunteer Services sponsored Christmas cookie decorating with the residents of W a r m Friend in downtown Holland on Monday. Today, they will be Christmas caroling through local nursing homes. Email Volunteer Services for more information or to sign up. There will also be an offering collected at the Sunday, Dec. 11, Gathering for Hopefield Ministries in Livinstone, Zambia. The collection will benefit an orphanage with 45 street children who have lost parents. The money will go towards building chicken farms and providing clean water. "These youth, after a few years of meeting at the house a few times a week, have grown to Love Jesus Christ and have a compassion for their own community as well. A chicken farm would go towards the orphanage for these youth to be able to learn a life skill, but in addition use the money from the farm to attend school," said Sam Tzou ('12), who is organizing the collection. With $15, Hopefield will be able to build a filter that can provide 40 liters of clean water to a family in need. In addition, Hopefield helps provide children with an education and a witness to Christ. There are many ways to give back this holiday season at Hope. Take some time and find a way to spread Christmas cheer.

^residential search narrows to 2 candidates The Presidential Search Committee lias met with six candidates for offcampus interviews, and two finalists iave accepted invitation to visit campus. See the schedule below for open session times for students, faculty and staff for the week of Dec. 5-9.

Following the on-campus visits, the Presidential Search Committee will meet and decide upon an individual to recommend to the Board as Hope's next president. The Board will appoint the twelfth president of Hope College at its January 2012 meeting.

Candidate#! Dec. 6, 11-11:50 a.m., Maas Auditorium - students Dec. 6, 1:45-2:45 p.m., Schaap 1000 - staff Dec, 6, 3-4 p.m.ySchaap 1000 - students, faculty or staff Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec.

Candidate #2 8, 3-4 p.m., Winants Auditorium, faculty 9,11-11:50 a.m., Wichers Auditorium (Nykerk) - students 9,1:45-2:45 p.m., Winants Auditorium - staff 9, 3-4 p.m., Winants Aud. - students, faculty or staff


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Kevin Watson: The man behind the music at WTHS Ann Marie Paparelli GUEST W R I T E R

Hope students listen to radio in their car, in their rooms and in the community bathrooms. Those who choose W T H S 89.9., Hope's student-run radio station, know they'll hear quality independent programming that includes witty DJs, a unique music selection, and news and sports updates. But they may not know the m a n behind the music. General Manager Kevin Watson ('12), oversees nearly every facet of W T H S whether it's connecting the station and campus, coordinating an executive board meeting or checking the mail. Getting involved at W T H S his freshman year provoked Watson to declare communication as his major. With a double minor in business management and computer science, Watson is busy but putting his education to use—even before graduation. "Communication is important in any facet of life, espe-

• STAND UP, f r o m page 1 anything about diversity. Jeff Shade ('12) shared his own words and had the entire audience standing by the end of his speech. "There is no excuse for being unaware," Shade said. "What's the problem? Apathy. People don't care. People don't want to know."

cially in a leadership role," Watson said. "My communication classes have developed my abilities in constantly communicating with my team and also with the school to make sure that we stay on the air and sound good. I have also worked to put together a marketing plan, re-branding plan and strategic repositioning plan together for the station. Business management has helped out a lot with that." Watson is also the creator of W T H S ' new online look which can be partially credited to the web development skills he learned through his computer science minor. On top of the new look, W T H S has new streaming capabilities installed under Watson's management. "The re-branding of the website and new logo were designs that I created and built from scratch," Watson said. "This process took a very long time. I worked on the website for nearly a year before it went live." Jason Cash ('07), campaign

associate in student advancement and a staff advisor for the station, recognizes the work Watson has put into the station. "Kevin's positive impact on W T H S is being felt immediately but will also set the station up for success in the long-term future. He is a great student leader and champion, not only for W T H S , but for all of Hope College," said Cash who was W T H S general manager as a student. In addition to his work at W T H S , Watson is involved in an extensive list of extra-curricular activities including Dance Marathon, the worship team tech crew, orientation, admissions, student research and the gospel choir. That Watson is still able to devote quality time to the station says a lot about his time management skills and dedication to the station. William DeBoer ('14), W T H S production director, said Watson leads in a way that motivates those who work with him. "When (Kevin) took the posi-

tion, W T H S was kind of all over the place; loose-running, just kind of coasting instead of thriving," DeBoer said. "Kevin has come in and has tightened the screws, streamlined the station and now it's got some great new music, it's making money and it's really f u n to work there." Watson has a strong sense of solidarity with those involved at the station. As a host of "The Bro Show" with his brother. Josh, Watson shows his support

Shade asked the crowd to stand if they knew someone who had experienced hurt because of race, sexual orientation, social class or bullying. Shade said people who have experienced this hurt need a voice. "Stop being apathetic. Do something. Stand up. You are standing," Shade said. Jesse Swatling-Holcomb ('13) p u m p e d up the crowd with a

freestyle rap he wrote last year in response to the fake racist fraternity posters that went up on campus. "Every man is more than the color of his face," SwatlingHolcomb said. "We need equality. We're all creatures of the Lord. We have a problem here. We have a choice - stand and find your voice." The responsive crowd yelled.

whooped, snapped and cheered for the participants. The most moving part of the night was when Fraley and Phillips persuaded audience members to come up and say one line: "I am and we are Hope College." (See box below.) Throughout the night, several students entered the spotlight on the stage to explain why they came to the Stand Up event. "I'm here for the person whose voice was stolen away from them. I'm here for those




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who do not have equality," Phillips said. "I'm here to listen and to understand even when I don't always agree," Student Congress President Alicia Wojcik ('13) said. Participation is part of the process of becoming more educated. If you missed out on last week's open mic event, don't fret. There is more to come next semester so stay tuned. Future events will be announced on Facebook and KnowHope.

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for W T H S while on the air. "My show follows his on Tuesday night," DeBoer said, "and he always gives me a plug during his show. It's a strong show of unity at the station, and it feels good to have a vote of confidence from him." Watson is the face of W T H S and his work ethic and success while maintaining his education have made him a strong Hope leader as well.

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I am a male social worker and we are Hope College. I am a Chinese American and we are Hope College. 1 am an atheist and we are Hope College. I am a family member of a cancer survivor and we are Hope College. I am a feminist and we are Hope College. I am adopted and we are Hope College. I am Catholic and Christian and we are Hope College. I am the first person in my family to go to college and we are Hope College. I am the only person from my country on this campus and we are Hope College. I am a Girl Scout and we are Hope College.

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Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo over elections Annellese Goetz W O R L D CO-EDITOR

Fourteen people are dead in the Democratic Republic of Congo after Saturday's election. There is disagreement about the cause of the deaths. Human Rights Watch is claiming that militants supportive of one candidate fired into a crowd of voters. The government denies these charges and insists that the deaths are the result of fighting

between the voters themselves. The two main o p p o n e n t s in this election were the current president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, and the Union for Democracy and Social Progress leader Etienne Tshisekedi. According to H u m a n Rights Watch, the shots were fired x by militants who were supposedly in support of Kabila before the election on Nov. 28. According to the BBC,


S T R E S S AT T H E P O L L S — Opposition supporters burned "false" ballots the day after the elections began.

H u m a n Rights Watch insists that "four more people were killed during the poll—claims dismissed by the government." There have been further unconfirmed reports that the Lord's Resistance Army has been instigating violence connected to the election. H u m a n Rights Watch investigator Ida Sawyer says that they are responsible for the deaths of three people in the Northeast, as well as the kidnapping of 10 w o m e n and children. According to the BBC, "one of the w o m e n was six m o n t h s pregnant and was raped before being freed... She lost her baby." Sawyer said that "the n u m b e r of deaths had been verified and cross-checked by witnesses and relatives of those who had been shot and killed." The violence spiked with the results of the elections being made public. An early poll showed Kabila in the lead, but this is believed to be the result

of skewed data. Only 15 percent of the votes had been counted at the time, and they happened to have come from areas in which Kabila had established a solid following, such as Katanga. Areas like Kasai and Kinshasa, which had previously demonstrated dislike of Kabila in elections, were not represented in the 15 percent that were counted. According to the BBC, "election officials also said that their website had been hacked into and false results published there." W h e n the official result was released on Thursday, Tshisekedi had won, not Kablia. Tshisekedi was met by a large crowd in Kinshasa, where—according to Human Rights Watch—guards loyal to Kabila took violent action. Information Minister Lambert M e n d e insists that this was not how the events played out. While he admits that guards fired the shots, he says that they were fired harmlessly into

the air. M e n d e said it is voters in favor of Kabila who are responsible for the deaths of three people, not the guards. Violence was not the only thing plaguing the elections. The major cities in D R O C lack good roads or rail lines connecting them, meaning that there was difficulty in distributing election materials in time. UN peacekeeping officials were called u p o n to help distribute some of the material by helicopter, and voting was extended to allow for the delays. Sawyer added that voter intimidation also played a role in this election. She "accused a local leader in the volatile North Kivu region of impounding election material at his house for several days until local people agreed to vote for Mr. Kabila." Despite this harassment, it seems that citizens of the Congo were eager to participate in the elections.

NATO airstrikes kill UK public sector workers strike 24 Pakistan soldiers Cory Lakatos W O R L D CO-EDITOR

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Tension is mounting between Islamabad and Washington once again after a N A T O airstrike killed 24 Pakistani soldiers. There is controversy over how the airstrike was provoked. Some reports have suggested that it was gun fire from across the Pakistani border that compelled the N A T O airstrike. However, some are speculating that it might all have been just a communication mishap. Whatever it was, the casualties and tension have led Pakistan to order the Central Intelligence Agency to pull its d r o n e operations out of western Pakistan. Even though international forces are being called h o m e from Afghanistan, the administration of President Barack Obama diplomatically tried to make sure that the damage caused by N A T O airstrike will not affect U.S.-Pakistan relations. The relationship with Pakistan has been vital in the fight against terrorism, and the U.S. government hopes that the aftermath of the airstrike will not hinder the process for future developments. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed her "deepest condolence" to Pakistan. The spokesman for the State Department, Mark Toner, made a statem e n t to show exactly how important U.S.-Pakistan relations are in the fight against al-Qaida. "Pakistan has a crucial role to play in supporting a secure and stable and prosperous Afghanistan," he said after the incident. "Its absolutely critical that Afghanistan's neighbors play a role in its future development, and certainly its relationship with Pakistan has been critical in that regard." The Pakistanis have de-

nied that there was any firing from their side and have stated that the airstrike as an "unprovoked act of blatant aggression." There is still confusion over the question of whether the Pakistani military provoked the attack or not. If not, then who shot at the N A T O aircrafts? Furthermore, there is a continuing discussion on why N A T O aircrafts fired from the air a second time when N A T O c o m m a n d e r s and senior Pakistani generals had already established communication whereby the helicopters were asked to pull back. The Pakistani troops who were involved in this skirmish have said that during the time of firing, they turned on the radio communication and repeatedly told NATO that they were not Taliban militants. This airstrike has definitely stirred more tension between the U.S. and Pakistan. Relations between the two nations started to turn bad when U.S. forces staged their attack o n Osama Bin Laden's compound in Pakistani without letting the Pakistani governm e n t know about it beforehand. It was not a surprise that this action caused protests all over Pakistan. Protesters have asserted that it is N A T O and the U.S. who are the enemy, not the Taliban. The protests were organized by right-wing Islamist parties who have always disagreed with U.S. policy and with the involvement of American troops within Pakistani borders. It remains to be seen whether the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan will ease tensions between the U.S. and Pakistan.

Last Wednesday, public sector workers across the United Kingdom struck in protest to proposed pension reforms. According to the government, most important public services were not closed as a result of the strike. However, more than half of British schools were. The strike was the result of anger about proposed pension reforms that are part of recent austerity measures put in place by the British coalition government. Many public sector workers believe that these cuts have affected them more than other segments of the population. Though unions stated that nearly 2 million public sector workers would go on strike, initial reports o n C N N show a smaller but unspecified total. Cabinet Minister Francis M a u d e said that under a third of civil servants participated. As for local government staff in England and Wales, roughly 670,000 out of 2.1 million struck, which is again about a third of the total. The strike was accompanied by protests throughout the country. In London, the Metropolitan Police arrested 75 protestors, mostly in the eastern part of the city. Occupy London protesters showed their sympathy for the striking workers by targeting the mining company Xstrata. The general thrust of these protests, as with all Occupy protests, was the idea that greedy corporations are taking advantage of the average worker. Though 21 arrests were made when Occupiers broke into the company's central London offices, the police reported that the pensions march and rally was peaceful. Though the strike made headlines internationally and caused disturbances to the daily routines of millions of Britons, not

all observers believe that it had a significant impact. Maude said that "despite the best efforts of union bosses, the United Kingdom remains open for business." "Robust arrangements" were taken by the Home Office to bolster airports by training managers, contractors, and foreign staff to fill in for striking workers. O n the other hand, the BBC reportsed that hospitals were forced to cancel thousands of routine operations as a result of the worst strike to hit the National Health Service in over 20 years. The program of tax hikes and spending cuts of the Conservative Party, which leads the governing coalition, has proven unpopular since their election in May 2010. These measures are meant to address increasing debt and unemployment as well as decreasing

household income in the U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron defended the pension reforms by saying that Parliament has "a responsibility to deliver an affordable public sector pension system." "We believe public sector pensions should be generous, but as people live longer it's only right and only fair that you should make greater contributions," he said. Union leaders dispute these claims, saying that it is unjust to force workers to pay more and work longer for their pensions. Despite all this, a new study by the Office of National Statistics indicates that three-quarters of U.K. residents are "satisfied with life." It seems that the perceived need to strike has not* adversely affected the happiness of British workers in any appreciable way.


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DECEMBER 7, 2011

'Two Gentlemen' exceeds expectations, modernizes Shakespeare Ashley Fraley, Katherlne Maguire and Chris Ray GUEST W R I T E R S

Singing, fighting and romancing could all be found in Hope's production of "The Two Gentlemen of Verona." The title is an understatement, as five men are all trying to steal the show. Hope's performance, set in the late 1960s and early 1970s, was a fun, refreshing and inspiring interpretation of Shakespeare's original play, written in 1590. Co-Director Elizabeth Dwyer ('12) said the play, presented at the DeWitt Theater Nov. 17-19 and Nov. 21-22, has a youthful sense, as well as a great deal of nonsense. The play takes place in Verona, Milan and a forest near M a n t u a in Italy. The two main characters, Valentine, played by Skye Edwards ('13), and Proteus, played by John Telfer ('12), are good friends w h o are both looking for love. While Proteus stays in Verona, tied to his love for Julia, played by Kelsey Cratty ('12), Valentine travels to Milan, where he falls in love with Silvia, played by Haley Hodges ('13). However, love gets complicated w h e n Proteus is forced to go to

Milan, where he too falls in love with Silvia. W h e n Julia decides that her love for Proteus cannot wait, she travels to Milan disguised as a male page. There, she helps Proteus save Silvia from a group of outcasts in the M a n t u a forest known as the Outlaws. In the end, Julia reveals her true identity to Proteus, resulting in a rekindled love, while Silvia and Valentine find love themselves. While the play was admittedly hard to follow with the Shakespearean dialect and the back-and-forth banter between characters in every scene, the -modernization of the script using playful jokes and 1970s rockand-roll music kept audience m e m b e r s engaged. Those most familiar with the 1970s time period were especially enthralled as performers sang along to crowd favorites such as "Respect" by Aretha Franklin. Co-directors Dwyer and faculty m e m b e r John Tammi also took care to make the audience part of the play. Performers came f r o m all directions, surrounding the audience and drawing them into the play. Many performers said their lines while standing

off stage next to an audience member. As for cast performance, the male roles stole the show. Behind the strength of Edwards and Telfer as the main characters, Christoff Visscher ('12) and John Haga ('15), playing Speed and Launce, the servants of Valentine and Proteus respectively, shined as sources of comedic relief. While Visscher was able to turn Speed into an eccentric, quirky foil to Valentine's seriousness, Haga added the wit and sarcasm. PHOTO COURTESY OF H O P E THEATER O t h e r characters like Thu- V E R O N A ! T H E M U S I C A L — Valentine pleas on behalf of t h e rio, a suitor for Silvia played Outlaws, who s i n g "Ole Angs Eyew to set the mood. Every scene by Jesse Swatling-Holcomb had a musical trans ition or Interlude to accentuate the action. ('13), and the Duke of Milan, and other rock-and-roll giants. Meanwhile, Cratty and Hodgplayed by Jared Duimstra ('15), added some comedic relief es turned in great performances Their acting was great but their as the production's heroines. role in the play was somewhat and continuity to the strong cast Their onstage emotion and ded- confusing. of males. Overall, for both Hope Col"The men in the show are ication to their characters were lege theatergoing rookies and evident in their acting and singsome fantastic actors, and they veterans, the production enhad to be to fill the roles," said ing. tertained night after night and "I was just having a lot of fun Visscher. "Shakespeare wrote provided motivation to attend with that part," Cratty said. characters like Launce and The Outlaws were more dif- future plays. The Hope Theatre Speed to stick out from the plot, ficult to get a grip on. Up until D e p a r t m e n t brings its own style but their formatting grew to be the foundation for some of his the climax, they served as tran- of wit and humor to its performances and this play was no exmost famous comedic charac- sition devices in major scenes, ception. singing songs from The Beatles ters in his later works."

Annual student dance concert'beautiful, abstract, unexpected' semester." . Dance faculty m e m b e r s Steven lannacone and. Matthew GUEST W R I T E R S Farmer coordinated the proExquisite movement and unique sound filled the Dow ductions, introducing and explaining the dedications behind Center studio and Knickerbockboth concerts. Students from er Theatre as Hope students performed a variety of pieces at this dance composition I and II and some non-dance majors/minors year's student dance concerts. The dance concert is an a n n u - performed and choreographed al event in which students create pieces from different areas of ineverything from the costumes to spiration. Students in introducmusic and choreography. Per- tion to dance production I proformances on Nov. 21-22 were vided technical support. O p e n i n g night performancin the Dow Center dance studio while the Dec. 5-6 concerts were es included "Life and Death," "NaCl," "Unleashed," "Time at the Knickerbocker Theatre. "The concert was once again Changes Everything," "Curved an excellent showcase of the in on Oneself," "Redemption," dancers' creativity at Hope," "Catalyst," "Flugel," and "A Painting." Richele Ehardt ('13) said. "The "Life and Death" was a selfmovement ranged from beautichoreographed piece with soft, ful, to abstract, to u n e x p e c t e d sad music. "NaCl," choreoIt is always f u n to see what my graphed by Hilary Brunt ('13) friends in the dance d e p a r t m e n t and performed by three danchave been working on over the

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ers, was upbeat and energetic with d r u m s . "Unleashed" had dancers dressed as zombies w h o interacted with the audience and didn't show their faces until the end of the piece. "Time Changes Everything" featured a speaker and a dancer forming the words into a beautiful piece. Student Erinn Snoeyink ('13), w h o is blind, explained her life in seasons, and the battle to overcome self-rejection, ending with, "My biggest fear is leaving this community and entering another friendless season for a time. But I now understand that time will change that, just like it has changed me." "Curved in on Oneself" felt inspiration from the Bible, Romans 7:15, 18-19. It started with slow music and movements, transformed to energetic music and movements and then slowed

again. "Redemption" was self choreographed with inspiration also from a Bible verse, 1 Corinthians 4:6. The dancer covered her face with slow movements, and the captivating music featured chimes and heartbeat sounds. "Catalyst" was supported with static music and sounds. The dancers had slow movem e n t s with semi-robotic m o tions. "Flugel" was a self-choreographed piece dedicated to the father of Helen Gay (12) whose artwork inspired this piece. "A Painting" was also selfchoreographed and was inspired from a painting by Rene Magritte. The piece painted a picture with the dancer dressed in a suit and hat accompanied by music of guests wining and dining. As the performances were completed, the audience roared

in applause and flowers were given to the choreographers and dancers. N o t only does the concert allow students to display their creativity, it gives students the opportunity to demonstrate their hard work, interact with renown dance teachers and learn from the experience. Guest adjudicator Luise Wykell, a nationally known teacher and performer, worked with students individually to give them advice on how to improve their piece. "The dance concerts are a great way for students to show off personal achievement," Grace Snyder (12) said. "The dance concert really gets us out of our comfort zone and forces us to take ownership of something we are passionate about."

Talent on display at juried student art show in DePree through Dec. 16 Amanda Vander Byl GUEST W R I T E R

The artistic talents of Hope students were on display Friday at the opening of the annual fall juried student art show. The De Pree Art Gallery is now h o m e to a collection of 80 student pieces including ceramics, drawings, paintings, sculptures, photography and more. Each year, Hope students in any major can submit their artwork to be judged by a recognized artist or curator. This year, the d e p a r t m e n t of art and art history invited Dana Fris-Hansen, director and chief executive officer of the Grand Rapids Art Museum, to judge. Fris-Hansen viewed all 166 student submis-

sions and hand selected each of the 80 pieces in the exhibition. Although some of the pieces are class assignments or exercises, all of the art work is interesting and eye-catching. The exhibition is organized into seven sections or themes: irony, nature, night landscapes, the figure, portraits, clay and words/ text. Alison Zdan's (12) piece "Welcome" is anything but welcoming in the irony section of the gallery. Nails poke through a black piece of wood to spell "welcome," but the viewer should not get too close for fear of being hurt by the sharp tips. Familiar places are seen in the photography displayed in

the nature and night landscape sections. A puddle on a downtown Holland sidewalk reflects the treetops in Sarah Schrotenboer's (12) untitled photograph. Athina Alvarez captured the night of Nov. 11 in Grand Rapids through a pinhole view camera. The city lights shine in her landscape piece titled "11.11.11." The h u m a n body is displayed in many different ways in the figure section. From a distance, Melodee Jackson's (13) piece "Duct Tape Self Portrait #2" looks like a simple line drawing of a girl, but up close, the viewer discovers that the lines are made with small strips of duct tape. The artist chose to not include a m o u t h in the portrait which is

interesting because duct tape is often used to cover the mouth. Photography is the main medium of the portrait section. Hanna Varner's (12) untitled portrait shows a w o m a n wearing an apron and oven mitts reaching inside an oven. The interesting camera placement makes the viewer feel like some sort of baked good being retrieved from the oven. Ceramics chosen for the show display excellent craftsmanship, especially Samantha Madson's (12) stone ware pitcher which is unusually shaped and beautifully crafted. The words/text section includes pieces inspired by or including written word. "Wil-

liamsburg" by Emily Rediger (14) is a replica of an envelope she received in the mail made out of wood and acrylic paint. She captures every detail, down to the stamp and the torn edge at the top. This year's juried student art show does not disappoint in revealing the technical skill and artistry of those who walk the halls of Hope's campus. The De Pree Art Center gallery exhibit will continue through Dec. 16. Gallery hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Admission is free.


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his main helper, wears clothes resembling that of a 17th century page. Traditionally, as they How much do you really know walked through villages, Sinterabout the reindeer-taming, klaas towed a bag full of candy sleigh-riding, joy-spreading man for good children and Piete carin red? The American depiction ried a chimney sweep broom of Santa Claus is a culmination to spank the bad children. of figures from various cultures, I'd imagine that children including that of Sinterklaas. tried extra hard to avoid the Sinterklaas, formally known "naughty" label in this case: as Sint Nikolaas, is a traditional a spanking is a bit more configure who is still celebrated in vincing than lumps of coal. the Netherlands and Belgium Some old songs about Sinduring the winter holidays. "De terklaas even mention naughty Goedheiligman" is another name children being packed into that he answers to, which means his bag and the "Good towed off to Holy Man." Spain: SinterSinterklaas klaas does not is a translamess around. tion of the The originame Saint nal celebraNicholas. tion of SinterSaint Nichoklaas included las was a a feast and fesGreek bishop tival day on who lived Dec. 6. Good from 280-342 and evil were A.D. and beimportant came known to the feast, as the patron as good was P H O T O BY A N N M A R I E P A P A R E L L I saint of children. As his H O H O HO— Sinterklaas greets r e w a r d e d fame spread local residents as he makes his and evil was punished. through Eu- way through downtown Holland. This day was rope, the also a time of helping the poor Western Catholic Church made by putting coins in their shoes. his name day a church holiday. Legend has it that Zwarte Piete His garments emphasize his saved three young w o m e n from Catholic origins, and his slim prostitution by tossing gold form contrasts the jolly, rocoins through their windows so tund shape that suits Americas their fathers could pay off debts. Santa only too well. With a In the Netherlands and Belbeard reminiscent to Dumbgium today, the arrival of Sinter ledore's, it's not hard to imagKlaas is broadcast on television. ine that Sint Nikolaas has He parades through the streets great wisdom and intelligence. while his Zwarte Piete helpers Depictions of Sinterklaas toss candy and small gingershow him clutching a large bread cookies into the crowd. book containing the same conFrom his arrival in mid-Novemtent as Santas naughty-or-nice ber through Dec. 5th children list. He is also shown riding a place their shoes by the fireplace magnificent white steed named at night. They slip carrots, hay, Amerigo, and in m o d e r n day and other horse-friendly foods )arades he rides through into their shoes before going to streets on horseback. sleep. They awake to small gifts, As Santa has a colony candy or fruit in their shoes. of elves at the N o r t h It may be past the SinS , P o l e , Sinterklaas terklaas season, but 1 think does not work your roommates/housewitliout help. mates would enjoy waking Zwar te up to discover little surprises w ' •%.- P i e t e , that you snuck in their shoes.

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Biting the Big Apple

For me? You shouldn't have Melody Hughes Copy Editor m e n t yourself back You re n e a r ly at t h e end of t h e s e m e s t e r ; t h e finish line is in sight! In all likelihood, this last lap will be s w e a t - i n d u c i n g a n d m u s c l e - s t r e t c h i n g , b u t you will finish it like a c h a m p i o n . A n d you will be r e w a r d e d with t h e t w o m o s t b e a u t i f u l w o r d s in t h e college language: W i n t e r Break. A s we settle into t h e w i n t e r holiday season, gift giving a n d receiving is o n t h e brain. S h o p pi ng for p r e s e n t s r e m a i n s a f u n yet stressful e x p e r i e n c e for m e . U p o n e n t e r i n g a c h a r m i n g l y decked o u t shop, it d o e s not t a k e long for m e to settle o n an item. As I hold it in m y h a n d s and h e a d to t h e register, I p a u s e t o s e c o n d guess my choice: W a i t . Will they REALLY like this gift? Do I t h i n k they will like it just b e c a u s e I like it? If I like it, shouldn't they like it? W h a t if they don't? 1 usually end this gift-recipient-analysis-anxiety by d e c i d i n g that it's the t h o u g h t t h a t c o u n t s , so they'll have t o like it. I also save receipts. So, h o w a b o u t finding a gift for a p e r s o n w h o will definitely a n d absolutely like w h a t you select? Yes, I a m talking a b o u t giving gifts to yourself. This year, 1 plan t o give myself a N e w Year's resolution that I will keep. In t h e past, my resol u t i o n s were m o r e like a "Here's W h a t I'm Doing W r o n g " list t h a n actual goals. The negativity a p p r o a c h h a s never proven effective p a s t t h e third w e e k of January. I k n o w t h a t I'm in g o o d c o m p a n y with o t h e r p e o p l e w h o s e r e s o l u t i o n s have not b e c o m e reality. W i k i p e d i a n o t e s a study that found only 12 p e r c e n t of r e s o l u t i o n s are achieved. H i us, in t h e year of 2012 I will try s o m e t h i n g new, s o m e t h i n g revolutionary (resolutionary?): s o m e t h i n g t h a t could really work. I invite you to try t h e s a m e b e c a u s e you deserve it. G i f t i n g yourself a resolution t h a t you don't keep is like receiving a toy t h a t b r e a k s w i t h i n a week. We've

all been there and it's n o t pretty. F u r t h e r m o r e , t h e h e a r t of a resolution a i m s at s e l f - i m p r o v e m e n t a n d overall imp r o v e m e n t of life. As a p e r s o n w h o w a n t s to get t h e m o s t o u t of life, it's essential to be self-aware a n d initiate progress w h e r e it is n e e d e d . According to a b o u t . c o m , t h e s o m e of t h e t o p five N e w Year's resolutions include; 1. Spend m o r e t i m e with family and friends. 2. M a k e t i m e for fitness. 3. G e t organized. 4. Help o t h e r s . 5. Enjoy life m o r e . These are a great place t o start and they f o c u s o n m a k i n g positive i m p r o v e m e n t s and leaving t h e negativity behind. Intentionality is a key i n g r e d i e n t to success. Here's m y list of t o p five ways t o m a k e resolutions c o m e true: 1. Start small. Don't o v e r w h e l m yourself b e c a u s e t h a t will lead t o giving up. Break t h e goal a p a r t into small steps that may b e feasibly achieved. 2. Be realistic. Everyone p r o b a b l y h a s o n e area of life t h a t they'd like t o c h a n g e drastically. If you're as o r g a n i z e d as a t o r n a d o , c h a n c e s are it will b e really difficult t o achieve militaristic organization. Resolutions w o r k s best if they are i m p r o v e m e n t s , not d r a m a t i c changes. 3. Write it down. N o t just o n a piece of scratch p a p e r t h a t gets lost or t h r o w n away. Record it in a place that you will see it o f t e n and be r e m i n d e d of w h a t you are w o r k i n g towards. 4. Use a support system. Let a friend or two k n o w a b o u t o n e of your resolutions. Ask t h e m to c h e c k in w i t h you and e n c o u r a g e you along t h e way. Accountability is frequently r e c o m m e n d e d as an effective motivation t e c h n i q u e . 5. Have worthwhile goals. If it's really w o r t h it, c h a n c e s a r e you will be willing t o p u t in t h e w o r k necessary to pull it off.

In a little u n d e r six m o n t h s (178 days, to b e exact) I'm going to get all d r e s s e d up, walk d o w n a c h u r c h aisle a n d m a r r y t h e m a n 1 love. I've got m y dress picked out, t h e d e c o r a t i o n s p l a n n e d , a n d I have a playlist going of all t h e songs I w a n t t o d a n c e to at t h e reception. It's all going to b e exactly h o w I always d r e a m e d my w e d din g w o u l d be... except f o r o n e thing. The groom. In all m y g i r l h o o d fancies, I never, ironically e n o u g h , s p e n t m u c h t i m e imagining h i m . H e was p e r f e c t , of course, b u t n o m o r e t h a n a s h a d e w h o floated a r o u n d doing g r o o m - l y things. Now, however, this b a c k g r o u n d g r o o m h a s taken c e n t e r stage in t h e very real p e r s o n of m y fiance, and m y w h o l e idea of w h a t it m e a n s to love s o m e o n e h a s been drastically c h a n g e d . Love is a really big w o r d . . . really. It's huge. A n d loving m y fiance h a s gotten m e closer t o u n d e r s t a n d i n g this w o r d t h a n I have ever b e e n before, especially w h e n I think a b o u t G o d ' s love. So I'm going t o t r y t o u n p a c k this a little bit, b u t b e a r with me, b e c a u s e like I said, it's s o m e p r e t t y d e n s e stuff. Ephesians 5:22-25 has t h a t s u p e r controversial verse in it t h a t everybody loves t o hail as anti-feminist, b e c a u s e it says "Wives, s u b m i t yourselves to your o w n h u s b a n d s as you d o t h e Lord." W h e n my p a s t o r b r o u g h t this verse u p d u r i n g p r e - m a r i t a l counseling, I bit my lip. "This is telling you to p u t his n e e d s a n d desires first, right?" h e asked me, a n d I reluctantly agreed. T h e n h e t u r n e d to m y fiance and asked h i m to read t h e next p a r t , w h i c h i n s t r u c t s h u s b a n d s to love t h e i r wives as C h r i s t loved t h e c h u r c h . "And w h a t d o e s this tell you to d o for Kate?" h e asked.

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York in January and, well, it's crazy. I never t h o u g h t that I would ever be going to N e w York; I t h o u g h t maybe I'd e n d u p in England or Ireland but never the Big Apple. N e w York just s e e m e d t o o foreign t o be realistic. (I k n o w t h a t doesn't m a k e sense b u t stick with m e here, ok?) W i t h big lights and lots of noise, N e w York is probably t h e best e x a m p l e of an e x t r e m e o p p o s i t e of Holland. I've g o t t e n used to t h e idea of small t o w n coffee s h o p s and friendly faces e v e r y w h e r e I go. N e w York is going t o be a culture shock, but I'm ready for it. T r u t h be told, I a m m o r e n e r v o u s a b o u t living in N e w York t h a n I have ever b e e n n e r v o u s a b o u t anything else. All t h e anticipation is killer, but I couldn't be m o r e excited if I tried. Think a b o u t it: lights, people, Broadway, Central Park, cheesecake. M m m m , what m o r e could a n y o n e ask for? Books! That's right.I could only ask for o n e m o r e thing and g u e s s what? 1 got it. W h i l e I'm in N e w York, I will be i n t e r n i n g for a publishing company. That m e a n s I get to read b o o k s a n d lots of t h e m . If you k n o w m e t h e n you k n o w b o o k s a r e o n e of my favorite things, aside f r o m p e o p l e and q u o t e s . Really, N e w York could be t h e best t h i n g t h a t h a s h a p p e n e d to m e in a very long time. I k n o w I haven't left yet but I m positive that it 11 be great. N o w that I'm d o n e confiding in you, I think it's t i m e for you to explore your o p t i o n s . Everyone I have ever talked t o a b o u t going off c a m p u s for a s e m e s t e r h a s bfcen e m p h a t i c a b o u t it. M y cousin w e n t to Ireland h e r first s e m e s t e r in school a n d absolutely loved it. My friend's b r o t h e r went t o N e w York and could not have asked for a better experience. M y friend w e n t to C a m e r o o n and she c a m e back with t h e m o s t a m a z i n g stories." All t h a t being said, I think e v e r y o n e should get the o p p o r t u n i t y to e x p e r i e n c e life in a n o t h e r p a r t of t h e world. So w h e r e do you w a n t to go? France. Brazil. Spain. Philadelphia. Chicago. N e w York. Pick your poison, b e c a u s e while you're h e r e at school you can d o w h a t e v e r you w a n t . G o ahead, study abroad! Experience n e w settings in a way t h a t you won't ever get the c h a n c e to again! Take the world by t h e scruff and tell it what you w a n t to do! As I fly to N e w York, I will r e m e m b e r all of you back here, but I will m o s t definitely love w h e r e I a m : my h o m e away f r o m h o m e . N e w York.

A little bit like God's love Kate Schrampfer Columnist

"Put her first, like C h r i s t did for t h e church," h e replied. A n d t h e n I a l m o s t s t a r t e d crying, b e c a u s e this (Love Part 1) absolutely blew m y m i n d . If, in o u r marriage, w e b o t h w o r k to d o this, can you imagine h o w beautiful t h a t would be? A n d yet it s e e m s so impossible, b e c a u s e even since t h a t revelation, we've g o t t e n in fights b e c a u s e neither of us is willing to give. But that's w h e r e this o t h e r big piece (Love P a r t 2) c o m e s in: forgiveness. It m e a n s t h a t n o m a t t e r h o w m a n y t i m e s 1 fail t o lift m y fianc^ up, h e will still love m e , and 1 will d o t h e s a m e for h i m . A n d (Love Part 3) we t r u s t each o t h e r e n o u g h with o u r failures t h a t we're willing t o c o m m i t to a lifelong relationship. This is s o m e t h i n g t h e g r o o m in m y d a y d r e a m s didn't u n d e r s t a n d , b e c a u s e it wasn't s o m e t h i n g I u n d e r s t o o d , either. Even now, 1 don't quite get h o w my fiance (who didn't k n o w I existed b e f o r e college) could love m e in this way. O r t h e crazy way t h a t 1 could be willing t o do t h e s a m e for h i m . A n d m a y b e t h e best p a r t a b o u t this love is, it's n o t limited to marriages: it goes for all relationships. I l e a r n e d this lesson t h r o u g h a r o m a n c e , b u t I h a d a conversation just t h e o t h e r day with a friend w h o c a m e t o these s a m e conclusions a b o u t love t h r o u g h a mission trip. It just takes people, a n d a willingness to offer ourselves to o t h e r s in a give-and-take of t r u s t a n d forgiveness. Kate would like t o wish you all a Merry Christmas!


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Hey, can we talk? I have s o m e t h i n g I need to tell you. Have you gotten c o m f o r t a b l e yet? O k , h e r e it goes. Guys, I'm going off c a m p u s next semester. It's likely t h a t I'll be leaving o n a jet plane, and I don't k n o w w h e n I'll be back again. (Actually I d o know, but I just w a n t to say that.) I'm leaving for N e w

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Professor's Corner: Why I believe in Mary's Immaculate Conception Dr. Jack Mulder

which we sing "Fairest Lord Jesus, ruler of all nature / O thou of G o d and m a n the Son." That's what we sing, but Christians know perfecdy well that what we m e a n is "of G o d and M a r y t h e Son." The traditional Christian teaching is that Jesus has one (non-adoptive) Father, namely, G o d the Father, the first Person of the Trinity, and only one mother, namely, the Virgin Mary. This means that M a r y is the M o t h e r of G o d the Son, Jesus. This m u c h is just the historic Christian tradition adhered to by Protestant, Catholic, and O r t h o d o x Christians, since they all realize that if M a r y isn't the mother of God, then Jesus would have to be s o m e o n e other than God. But the Catholic C h u r c h also believes something else about Mary, namely, that she was conceived without original sin or its psychological consequences, and Catholics celebrate that part of G o d s plan of salvation

The college chef Charlotte Park

pumpkin bread pudding Directions Preheat oven t o 350 degrees and melt butter in a 8 X 8 baking dish. O n c e melted, take out of oven and toss bread cubes with butter. In a separate bowl, wisk together remaining ingredients and pour into baking dish, stirring to make sure all pieces are coated. Bake until custard is set, around 30 minutes.

Pumpkin Bread Pudding Yields: 6 servings Tune: 35 m i n u t e s Ingredients: 5 cups cubed day old bread % stick butter 1 Vi cups whole milk Vi cup sugar .3/4 c u p canned p u m p k i n 2 eggs + 1 yolk 1 teaspoon c i n n a m o n Vi teaspoon ground ginger Vi teaspoon salt

The holidays are a time for indulgence, a time for cookies, cakes, brownies, sugar, butter, and cream. Forget t h e froyo and fruit, if your going to make a holiday dessert, go all out! Impress your friends at H o p e or family at h o m e by making a recipe that every person should have in their arsenal this season- p u m p k i n bread pudding. Resembling a combination of baked French toast and p u m p k i n pie, this dessert gives a new dimension to delicious.


m o m e n t . While there wouldn't be anything w r o n g with a potential spouse w h o asked for s o m e time to think u p o n being given a kind marriage proposal f r o m a worthy suitor, the suitor wouldn't want his or her intended to positively struggle with wanting to be married and wanting not to be married to the suitor. But that is what Mary would be struggling with if she possessed these disordered inclinations to disobey God. Even if Mary makes up her mind to accept this invitation as a blessing, there would still be a portion of her that would wish not t o have to assume this burden. That isn't the kind of coercion that will make lawyers nervous, but it is a state of mind that a spouse would prefer to avoid in his or her beloved. G o d is asking M a r y to be nothing less than the m o t h e r of G o d s child. Cleansing M a r y of original sin (however you conceive of it) and its psychological effects is to remove the disorder in her will. Since Christians will claim that G o d is our blessedness, w h e n the right order is restored, h u m a n beings will prefer God's way to their own. Thus, Immaculate Mary, while as free as Eve was, will be in a position to consent to God's invitation for all the right reasons. It seems to me that the only situation in which G o d would invite Mary to her dignity as Mother of G o d is a situation in which she was not marked by original sin in these ways. This is not an attack o n others who disagree with me. It is a prayer that they will love M a r y better.

on December 8th. Why? To get at a reason, consider two imaginary cases with me. Case 1: Suppose that when M a r y is greeted by the angel in Luke 1 she doesn't say "May it be d o n e to m e according to your word" but instead refuses. W h y would she do this? Well, perhaps because, due to original sin, she is "totally unable to d o any good and inclined toward all evil" as some Protestant traditions hold the rest of us to be. This won't work, since G o d would k n o w this and wouldn't ask her in the first place and in any event would never coerce M a r y to bear Jesus out of fear. Case 2; Suppose that God, knowing Mary's condition of original sin, decides to cleanse her of original sin before issuing this invitation (knowing Jesus's sacrifice in t h e future) so that she can give a fully free consent. I believe that this case will not work. The majority opinion a m o n g Christian theologians f r o m all three main branches of Christianity has been that redemption inaugurates a new life within us but that we still struggle with t h e old life. W e still have disordered inclinations because of original sin. Those of us who are Christians don't need m u c h of a theological argument for this, since we experience it every day. But these disordered inclinations make us disinclined (and not eager) to accept God's will for us. But suppose that G o d invites a w o m a n t o bear God's o w n Son. C o m p a r e this to a marriage proposal for a

If you've been to chapel lately, you may have sung Josh Bann e r s take o n "Fairest Lord Jesus," an old hymn in

Snow-falling (or not) music Finals P r e p a r a t i o n Specials Stop In Each D a y This W e e k for Great Deals

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Allow m e t o be t h e first, second, or t h i r d H o p e College s t u d e n t w h o h a s a p p l a u d e d t h e ever-surprising Holland w e a t h e r for it lack of winter this December. 1 will b e t h e first to gripe about s n o w w h e n it c o m e s , a n d will c o n t i n u e griping while I t h r o w salt o n m y cottage's steps.

trudge through boot-drenching sidewalks, and stay in my w a r m b e d s o m e m o r n i n g s just to spite t h e w i n d chill. However, t h e s n o w d o e s bring | o n e good thing: winter music. I've b e e n trying to listen to my snowfalling m u s i c w i t h o u t t h e flakes, b u t it just doesn't feel right w h e n I don't need a m u g of h o t tea and w a r m b o o t s to go along. G r a n t e d , it is by no m e a n s w a r m outside, b u t I just n e e d s n o w to enjoy t h e wintery playlist. But lest you p o n d e r w h a t this w i n t e r m u sic is, and why I need tea and b o o t s in o r d e r to listen to it, friends, h e r e it is:

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Song "Blood Bank" "Horchata" "End of the Movie" "Train Song" "White Winter Hymnal"

Artist iFleet foxes Vampire Weekend Cake Ben Gibbard and Feist Bon Iver City & Colour Sufjan Stevens

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"Comin' Home" "Sister Winter" "Come On, Let's Boogey to the Elf Dance" "Icicles" "The Ladder"

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T H I S W E E K IN SPORTS Wednesday Women's basketball

Dec. 7

Nowicki ( ' 1 2 ) stopped 33 of 34 shots. A sold-out crowd at the Edge Ice Arena in Holland on Saturday The hockey team traveled to night was entertained by a 3the Eagles Ice Center in Grand 1 Dutchmen triumph over the Rapids on Friday to take on Knights. Hope was in control the Calvin, ousting the Knights 4-1. whole game, possessing a 2-0 O n Saturday, the Dutchmen faced lead after the first period. off against the Knights in a battle Three players scored and six at Edge Ice Arena in Holland, players assisted in the game. claiming the 3-1 victory and twoJustin Johnston ( ' 1 3 ) slapped in game weekend sweep of Calvin. the first goal of the first period, The two wins improved Hope's followed by a goal by Court Fall record to 14-1-1 on the season. ( ' 1 3 ) to put Hope up 2-0. The Dutchmen were 14-2 through D r e w O'Brien ('14) poured 16 games last season. Calvin fell in the third and last goal for the to 11-5-1 after the two losses. Dutchmen in the second period. The Dutchmen's two games Calvin scored once late in the prior to Calvin were against third period, making the final Michigan State University on score 3-1. Nov. 18 and 19. In the first of Glick, Johnston, Joe Pappas two contests, the Spartans won ('15), Chris Kunnen ('12), Caleb the shootout after the teams Morgan ('15), and Caleb Digison were knotted at 4-4. On Nov. ( ' 1 4 ) were all credited with 19, Michigan State edged Hope assists. 4-3. It w a s n ' t State's Division I Nowicki proved to be nearly team, but it was still hard-nosed unstoppable again, saving 35 of competition that geared the 36 shots. For the weekend, he Dutchmen for Calvin. stopped 68 of Calvin's 70 shots. "We looked at what we didn't Npwicki's teammates, who call do well against MSU and took him "Wicki," know that he is that to practice," left wing Riley a huge factor to their seasonal H o e m s c h e m e y e r ( ' 1 4 ) said. "We success so far. mixed up the lines a little bit and "Wicki did an amazing j o b this put the loss behind us. We didn't weekend," H o e m s c h e m e y e r said. take them [MSU] lightly but they " H e kept us in the game on Friday, out-played us." shutting the door on Calvin during A two-week break f r o m games their five-minute power play and gave the Dutchmen sufficient time then during another two-minute to prepare for Calvin. Justin Click power play after that." ( ' 1 4 ) came up huge for Hope on " A s a team we feed off h i m Friday, scoring t w o goals and and try to help him out for how assisting on the additional two. well he plays," right wing Jamie Jake Green ('13) and Andrew Haak ( ' 1 4 ) said. " E v e n when the Dolehanty ( ' 1 4 ) scored off of rest of the team isn't playing their Click's passes. Goalie Dave




vs. Marian, Ind. a t 8 p . m .

Hockey vs. Robert Morris, III. a t Edge Ice Arena at 8 : 4 5 p.m.

Saturday Men's basketball

Hockey sweeps Calvin in weekend games James Rogers

vs. Saint M a r y ' s a t 7 : 3 0 p.m.

Friday Men's basketball

Dec. 1 0

vs. M t . Vernon. Ohio a t 3 p.m.

Women's basketball vs. A l m a at 7 p.m.


MEN'S BASKETBALL WINS TWO AT MIAA/CCIW H o p e traveled to Calvin College, t h e h o s t of this year's M I A A / C C I W Challenge, o n Friday a n d Saturday and c a m e o u t with t w o victories. O n Friday t h e D u t c h w e n t into o v e r t i m e with nationally r a n k e d W h e a t o n a n d escaped 79-78. David K r o m b e e n ('12) led t h e charge, scoring a careerhigh 28 points. The D u t c h m e n t h e n faced C a r t h a g e o n Saturday, w i n n i n g handily 89-59. K r o m b e e n led all H o p e scorers with 15 p o i n t s . H o p e i m p r o v e d t o 6-1 after the two w e e k e n d victories.

MIAA PLAYERS OF THE WEEK Men's Basketball David Krombeen ( ' 1 2 ) Guard Women's Basketball Meredith Kussmaul ( ' 1 3 ) Forward/Center

NEW TENNIS COMPLEX UNDER CONSTRUCTION A n o u t d o o r tennis c o m p l e x is being built o n Hope's c a m p u s . The c o m p l e x will be c o m p r i s e d of 12 c o u r t s , including an officials' shelter and s p e c t a t o r seating that will allow H o p e t o h o s t o n - c a m p u s matches, s o m e t h i n g the tennis p r o g r a m h a s never been able t o do. The o u t d o o r c o m p l e x will be o p e n to b o t h t h e c o m m u n i t y and H o p e s t u d e n t s . C o m p l e t i o n is set for s u m m e r 2012.

Bethany Strlpp

The w o m e n ' s basketball t e a m r e b o u n d e d f r o m an early season loss t o Capital, O h i o , with five consecutive w i n s over t h e past t h r e e weeks. T h e D u t c h are c u r r e n d y in a t h r e e - w a y tie with Calvin a n d T r i n e for t h e t o p spot in t h e M I A A . " T h e loss t o Capital w a s a w a k e - u p call," c o - c a p ta in Allie C e r o n e ('12) said. "Although I h a t e m o r e t h a n a n y t h i n g to lose, I a m h a p p y with h o w we have r e s p o n d e d t o it and have gotten better every practice and every

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C O N T R O L — Riley H o e m s c h e m e y e r ( ' l A ) t a k e s t h e p u c k d o w n t h e Ice In a g a m e earlier t h i s season. best, Wicki is there to give us the best chance to pull out a win." Nowicki and his leadership will be crucial to a run in the A C H A national tournament scheduled for March 14-17. "We have been confident all year that we are heading in the right direction to get into the

A C H A national tournament and that is one of our team goals," H o e m s c h e m e y e r said. "We have a ton of talent on the team and we are back on the right track with our t w o wins against Calvin," Haak said.

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g a m e since then." After d e f e a t i n g M o u n t Saint Joseph o n Nov. 19, t h e t e a m took o n Defiance f r o m O h i o in its 100th g a m e in DeVos Fieldhouse. H o p e w o n the g a m e 6 8 - 4 3 with C o u r t n e y Kust ('13), Liz Ellis ('13) and C e r o n e all scoring in t h e d o u b l e digits. R e b e k a h Llorens ('15) pulled d o w n n i n e r e b o u n d s in t h e victory. Over Thanksgiving w e e k e n d , t h e w o m e n ' s basketball t e a m played A q u i n a s in its final n o n c o n f e r e n c e g a m e s of t h e semester. H o p e raced to a 100 lead early in t h e g a m e , b u t A q u i n a s battled back to claim the lead with 10:36 r e m a i n i n g in t h e first half. H o p e led by as m a n y as eight p o i n t s d u r i n g t h e second half, b u t with t h r e e and a half m i n u t e s t o play in t h e game, t h e Saints tied t h e score for t h e eighth t i m e in t h e game. A t h r e e - p o i n t e r by Ellis pulled H o p e ahead for good. The D u t c h h a n d e d A q u i n a s its f o u r t h loss of t h e season, 66-65. Kust led in scoring with 15 p o i n t s while Ellis and M e r e d i t h Kussmaul ('13) both a d d e d 11 t o Hope's total. The D u t c h o p e n e d c o n f e r e n c e play against K a l a m a z o o o n Nov. 30. T h o u g h t h e g a m e r e m a i n e d close in t h e o p e n i n g m i n u t e s , a t h r e e - p o i n t e r by M a d d i e Burnett

( 1 2 ) sparked a 15-point, sevenm i n u t e r u n t h a t gave t h e D u t c h a solid 22 p o i n t lead over t h e visitingHornets. Hopecontinued t o d o m i n a t e t h r o u g h t h e rest of t h e g a m e , leading by as m a n y as 40 p o i n t s t h r e e different t i m e s o n its way to a 76-39 victory. All 13 players o n Hope's roster saw over 10 m i n u t e s of action in t h e game. Llorens t o o k g a m e high scoring h o n o r s with 12 p o i n t s and Kussmaul led b o t h t e a m s in r e b o u n d s with seven. " W e have definitely b e e n playing really well together," Kussmaul said. "I think a lot of it h a s to d o with o u r defense. A f t e r the t o u r n a m e n t in M o u n t St. Joe, w e were upset a b o u t h o w w e played defensively. W e all d e c i d e d that we n e e d e d to step it up a n d p r o v e to t h e coaching staff that we could play their system of defense. W h e n we play great defense and force the o t h e r t e a m t o t u r n t h e ball over, that definitely gives us a lot m o r e energy o n the offensive end." On Saturday, t h e D u t c h traveled t o Albion to take o n t h e Britons in the second M I A A g a m e of t h e season. Albion had a s t r o n g start, taking t h e lead t h r e e m i n u t e s into t h e g a m e and m a i n t a i n i n g it until just over 10 m i n u t e s r e m a i n e d in t h e first

half. Burnett's 3 - p o i n t e r gave t h e D u t c h the advantage for a while, but t h e Britons regained their lead a little later. A Jayup by K u s s m a u l with 3:26 t o play b e f o r e t h e break p u t t h e s c o r e b o a r d in Hope's favor. H o p e built itslead t h r o u g h o u t the s e c o n d half and d e f e a t e d Albion 78-53. K u s s m a u l had a s t r o n g offensive g a m e , c o n t r i b u t i n g 24 points to the team's score. Kussmaul isoneofsixdifferent players o n H o p e s t e a m t h a t have led in scoring this season. Having a variety of players w h o can m a k e an offensive i m p a c t is o n e of t h e team's s t r e n g t h s C e r o n e said. "I believe our biggest advantage is n o t having o n e allstar player," C e r o n e said. "Teams c a n n o t beat us by s h u t t i n g d o w n o n e p e r s o n . If they w a n t to beat us they will have to s h u t d o w n o u r entire team. W e are a blue-collar t e a m full of h a r d workers." The D u t c h will a t t e m p t itslOOth win at DeVos Fieldhouse o n Dec. 7 w h e n they take o n St. Mary's at 7:30 p.m. "We a r e n o w h e r e n e a r a finished project yet," Burnett said. " W e are all excited to see w h a t the f u t u r e holds."

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