Page 1

D e c e m b e r M o o c i

o f

Hope College

2 0 0 4

t h e

D a y

Holland, Michigan

A student-run nonprofit publication

S e r v i n g t h e H o p e C o l l e g e C o m m u n i t y f o r 118 y e a r s

Christmas Vespers a success Campus A broad s p e c t r u m of talented Hope College m u s i c i a n s gathered on Saturday and Sunday for the annual sold out concert. Two choirs, individual organists, the Hope Symphonette, Brass Ensemble, and flute choir all performed seasonal pieces at t h i s celebration, ringing in the Christmas spirit.

more VESPERS on 3

Discourse virtues make reappearance Andrea Vandenburgh SENIOR STAFF REPORTER

In the pasi month, ihcre has been some conf u s i o n and debate surrounding the recent chalkings regarding homosexuality. Many questions were left unanswered and many feelings were hurt. Some may think that there are no steps being taken to help, but this is probably because not many students have heard of the Programming C o m mittee on Issues of Sexuality. The committee is made up of administrators. faculty members, and students. Four years ago, a task force was appointed by President

Bultman to tackle some concerns regarding not only issues of homosexuality. but sexuality in a broader sense of the word. The committee does its best to listen to students and encourages them to voice their concerns regarding the topic of homosexuality, "The committee encourages people to come to us and voice their concerns. We are hoping to have more discussions groups and readings groups next semester to help the students" said James Herrick. professor of communications. One of the main purposes of the committeeto make Hope's "Virtues

of Public Discourse" known. The virtues are: "Humility- recognizes the limitations on any one person's knowledge. and thus makes it possible to learn from the insights of others. Humility says " n o " to the pride that prevents open communication, thus encouraging a willingness to consider carefully others' opinions and perspectives. Humility does not mean, however, e n d o r s e m e n t of ever}' view encountered. "Hospitality- the virtue of welcoming the stranger— who might really be anyone whose ideas, beliefs, or morality might seem dif-

ferent, confusing, or discomforting. Even more, it is the virtue of receiving others into our presence and offering a safe place for people to express ideas unlike our own. "Patience- the willingness and the f o r t i t u d e to stay e n g a g e d , calmly p e r s e v e r i n g , with the knowledge that waiting is not only doing nothing, but is a persistent determination which reveals and stretches our ability to understand. "Courage- the boldness to accept risks associated with honest advocacy of one's position. Courage requires the strength to freely speak

more DISCOURSE on 2

Dance Marathon hosts holiday celebration Evelyn Daniel SENIOR STAFF REPORTER

Although this year's Dance Marathon, planned for March 1112, is not for another three months, preparations arc well underway for this event. Dance Marathon, now in its sixth year, has raised almost S267,(KX) for D e V o s C h i l d r e n ' s H o s p i t a l of Grand Rapids. Participants and the Dance Marathon committee have been actively fundraising since the beginning of the semester, with projects including the Date Auction, Tuesday Papa John's nights, a benefit bridal show

and fasting in the dining halls "for the kids." Dec. 14-17, students on a meal plan can give up a meal and give the money to Dance Marathon. In addition. C h r i s t m a s c a r d s illustrated by the children of DeVos are on sale for $8 per set of eight. Last Saturday, Dance Marathon gave students an opportunity to meet with some of the families being sponsored. The families, dancers and other participants were inv i t e d to c o m e t o g e t h e r f o r an evening of crafts, pizza and cookies, followed by a showing of the classic Christmas film "White

Christmas." In a d d i t i o n . Dance Marathon is starting serious r e c r u i t m e n t of their best fundraisers—student dancers and moralers. "We have more A/VCMOfJ P H O T O BY A N D R E A V A N D E N B U R G H dancers and more Santa made an appearance at the party. moralers than ever before at this time for this year, but we hope to get of the year," said event a d v i s e r there next semester." Breclaw said. Diana Breclaw, Assistant Dean of T h i s y e a r ' s c o m m i t t e e has set Students. "We haven't reached our goal yet more DANCE on 2

B r i e f s

Dec. 31 student checks require attention Students working campus j o b s will be receiving a payroll check on December 31. If an e m p l o y e e w i s h e s to have the check mailed homc. please d r o p off a s e l f - a d dressed. stamped envelope to Human Resources. If there is n o e n v e l o p e p r o v i d e d , checks will be available at Human Resources after break. Human Resources is located at 100 East 8 ,h Street, Suite 210. Be sure to also have W-4 tax forms filled out to receive a campus check. If they are not filled out. forms can be picked up in Hunii^n R e s o u r c e s . T w o forms of identification arc required.

Film students to present works in Knickerbocker Tomorrow in the Knickerbocker Theatre, the documentary class of David Schock, professor of commun i c a t i o n s , will s h o w f r e e s c r e e n i n g s of five of their d o c u m e n t a r y works. The showings will be followed by a question and answer session and will include free popcorn. T h e documentaries will include several local subjects. The films average about 20 minutes in length. One film will feature Holland resident Robert Koop, a top-turret gunner during World War II. and another will focus on the underground railroad.

-

^ L•

Inside

rTJUi •if

anchor@hope.edu (616) 3 9 5 - 7 8 7 7

> |

Jr;

JH

Madrigal feast awaits Arts, page 3

Improve study habits Features, page 2

Popping pills Features, page 5

Swimmers compete Sports, page 8


C A M P U S BEAT

W n c h o r

D e c e m b e r 8, 2004

D I S C O U R S E from 1 o n e s conviclions even w h e n one's opinions may be eonsidered dangerous or unpopular. Courage also involves ihe ability lo listen openly as others articulate beliefs lhai are different from your own. "Honesty- a determined commitment to discovering and speaking the truth by m e m b e r s of the community. Fidelity lo what is the case, and an unwillingness to mislead, are hallmarks of honesty. Honesty fosters an open environment that encourages growth and leads to real progress." " T h e virtues are r e c o m m e n d a tions to students in hopes that they will learn lo discuss things in a respectful manner and listen lo each to others' opinions, not just about i s s u e s of h o m o s e x u a l i t y , but in other situations as well," Herrick said. "1 think that students here follow

the virtues very well. Ol' course, there are a l w a y s going to b e conflicts, but w e hope that students will uphold the virtues during those conflicts" said Tim Fry ("05). "1 a f f i r m these virtues because they are essential to nurturing a strong, healthy c o m m u n i t y , and they are biblical. A s a Christian c o m m u n i t y , w e need to not only agree on these, but lo live them out practically," said Paul B o e r s m a , Chaplain. "This can be evident in the way we treat one another, even when w e have varying opinions o r beliefs. As a diverse community, we need to be o p e n to a variety of v i e w points and respectfully interact with each other," Boersma said. As of right now, the committee d o e s not have an official position on the recent c h a l k i n g s . The chalkings are more an issue of free speech, even though feelings were hurt by the things said. This is the reason the c o m m i t t e e created the virtues, to make oppor-

/ affirm these virtues because they are essential to nurturing a strong, healthy community, and they are biblical. —Paul Boersma, Chaplain

tunities f o r things to be talked about openly without feelings being hurl. T h e r e is a l s o a d e b a t e a b o u t where exactly Hope stands on the issue of homosexuality today. " H o p e ' s official position on homosexuality parallels that of the Reformed C h u r c h of America, distinguishing b e t w e e n h o m o s e x u a l orientation and practice and identifying the later as contrary to biblical teaching while showing care, concern, and compassion towards all. Hope a f f i r m s that each student is to be treated with dignity and respect," Boersma said. Whenever a homosexual student or any other student has questions o r n e e d s to talk, the c o m m i t t e e w o u l d like them to know that they are always w e l c o m e to attend the c o m m i t t e e meetings, held at 4 : 3 0 every other Thursday. "Instead of rumors and frustrations and built-up feelings, there is a place w h e r e students can talk" Herrick said. For more information on the virt u e s of p u b l i c d i s c o u r s e , visit www.hope.edu/admin/provost/virtues.

Virtues of Public Discourse Patience

Hospitality

Humility

Honesty

Courage DANCE from 1

families and friends. 4 i a m o n e of the representatives for Dykstra Hall, so I ' m t r y i n g to g e l m o r e people f r o m Dykstra to b e c o m e d a n c e r s and moralers," said dancer Mallory Colas ('08). "1 met the family (that we're v a n q r r-om inr. fundraising for) and they are just so cute, Dance Marathon participants had a I ' m really excited chance to meet the kids at a party in t h a t w e g e t to Maas Auditorium last Saturday. fundraise with them lofty but a c h i e v a b l e goals. T h e and support them," C o l a s said. 2005 Dance Marathon plans to raise M a n y dancers are preparing letat least $ 1 0 0 , 0 0 0 and i n c l u d e a ters to send lo people outside of the record number of students. Hope c o m m u n i t y asking for their "We want to gel 300 dancers this support. 4 year, which would be 10 percent of '1 sent out 5 0 letters lo all of my the Hope student body dancing. If family and w e could reach lhai goal, it would f r i e n d s , " said be absolutely a m a z i n g , " Breclaw Stephanie said. T h e m a j o r task for dancers now is to get their friends involved and start fundraising by contacting their

Pasek COS). " I f e a c h of them sends back just $5,

that's S250. T h e more people I send it to, the more money we gel, and it's for a great cause. It's f o r the kids!" The Dance Marathon committee, o r " D r e a m Team," has even more events scheduled for next semester. "We have lots more fundraisers p l a n n e d — e v e r y t h i n g f r o m an a n auction lo 'While You Were Out," where we redecorate someone's room. We also will have many trips to the hospital, with van rides so you can go see the kids and meet them," Breclaw said. "We are keeping the iheme a secret f o r now," she said, "but it should be bigger and belter than ever before." Students interested in getting involved should email d a n c e m a r a t h o n @ h o p e . e d u or visit the D a n c e M a r a t h o n w e b s i t e at www.hope.edu/dancemaralhon.

I'm really excited that we get to fundraise with (the kids) and support them. —Mallory Golas ('08)

G R O W A (SOCIAL) CONSCIENCE ackenzie —ySmith

J

C a m p u s Beat Editor

Forward motion at Hope Social c h a n g e is b i g — b u t it has lo start small. "Think global, act local," proclaims one b u m p e r sticker. This mentality has led a growing n u m b e r of students at Hope to ask themselves, "What can we do. right here, lo help create a better w o r l d ? " H o w have they aaswered this question? In a variety of ways... T h e environmental issues group (EIG) is taking action to change the college's environmental policy. EIG has chosen lo f o c u s its energy on changing the school's paper supplier. Hope currently purchases paper f r o m Georgia Pacific, a company that produces paper that contains no post-consumer (recycled) content. In addition, Georgia Pacific also logs oldgrowth forests, an environmcnlally disastrous policy. EIG is in the process of presenting ideas for alternative paper suppliers to m e m b e r s of the administration. If you would like to get involved in this project, or help with future efforts of the group, email env_issues@hope.edu. Another action is c o m i n g f r o m a new, unofficial group on campus. T h e W o m e n in Black meel in silent vigil from 11:30 a.m. lo noon every Thursday, in the courtyard between Lubbers and Phelps. The group consists of students and faculty, united by a c a u s e larger than themselves. Women in Black is an international m o v e m e n t of w o m e n protesting violence, especially against w o m e n and children. T h e m o v e m e n t began in 1988, as w o m e n in Israel met lo protest ihe use of violence as a tool in the Palestinian territories. It has since caught fire, spreading to countries around the world and n o w c o m i n g to H o p e ' s campus.

Each group of women observes their peace vigil in a way as unique as they are. All wear black, in mourning for the precious lives losl in futile wars. Some arc silent, recognizing their sisters whose pleading, shouting voices arc ignored. Others carry signs and use their voices. All, however, stand united in iheir opposition to violence and in their desire lo raise awareness of the atrocities that occur. Amy O ' C o n n e l l ( ' 0 7 ) was instrumental in starling Women in Black at Hope. ' T h e group is about solidarity, standing f o r a j u s t and important cause. Women are the most oppressed sex, and here is our chance to stand in recognition of that," O ' C o n n e l l said. T h e W o m e n in Black invite w o m e n on c a m p u s to join them for five minutes, the entire time or simply in spirit, in they remember, pray and bear witness. The Christmas season offers each of us a unique opportunity to create social change ourselves, by asking ourselves important questions as w e purchase gifts: What is my money supporting? W h o is better off as a result of my purchase? Fair trade and alternative gifts o f f e r a unique option for ihe holiday shopper. Proceeds f r o m fair trade ilems often directly benefit artisans and farmers in the developing world. For a truly different g i f t considering giving money o r livestock to people in poverty-stricken areas, in the name of a friend or loved one. For more ideas and sources for altemaiive gifts visit the website inspired by this column at www.faculiy.hope.edu/toppen/ sludenlpages/globalpov/ mackenziesmith.

Fall 2004 E x a m Schedule Exam Time Monday 08:00 am 10-30 am 02:00 pm Tuesday 08:00 am 10:30 am 02:00 pm

Exam Time

For Classes Meeting

Wednesday 08:00 am 1030 am 02."00 pm

MWF 04:00 pm MWF 01 .-00 pm TR 03:00 pm, 03:30 pm

Thursday

TR 0930 am, 1030 am TR 12:00 pm, 1230 pm MWF 12.-00 pm

For Classes Meeting MWF 09-30 am MWF 03:00 pm MWF 08:30 am TR 0930am, 1030 am TR 12:00 pm, 1230 pm MWF 11.-00 am Friday

08:00 am 1030am 02:00 pm 08:00 am 1030 am

TR 0130 pm, 0230 pm MTWRF 05:00 pm


]}

y\nchor

ARTS

D e c e m b e r 8, 2004

Vespers brings the joy of the season to campus Hope students and faculty bring the songs of the season to life during Vespers Nick Engel SENOIR STAFF REPORTER

With snow falling and students feeling the pressure of exams, there can be liule doubt thai winter has overtaken Hope College. However, hope is not all lost. Last weekend Holland was r e g a l e d with C h r i s t m a s Vespers 2004: a vivid, contemplative, and uplifting service conducted by the Music Department. The 64-year Hope tradition incorporates religiously inspired choral music, classically written music, and various readings into a captivating one-and-a-half hour event. Four performances, all of which were sold out. were given last weekend in Dimnent Chapel.

"It's a lot of hard work, bul in the end it makes for a really enjoyable experience," said Brad Richmond, Director of Choral Activities and Vespers Chair. Richmond teaches conducting and voice and directs three choirs: Chapel Choir, College C h o r u s , and t h e C o l l e g i u m Musicum. During the v e s p e r s service, Richmond conducted the Chapel Choir and College Chorus. They p e r f o r m e d C h r i s t m a s h y m n s by Felix Mendelssohn, Joseph Haydn, and many others. On some of the hymns, the audience was invited to sing along with the choirs. Some of the more well-known songs sung at Vespers included " O Come. O Come, E m m a n u e l" and "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing." Organists David Bellows, Sean D a e n / e r , A b b y R o c k w o o d and Richard Newman accompanied the choirs and performed solo pieces, adding to the reverent air of the

evening. Meanwhile, the S y m p h o n e t t e , Brass Ensemble, and Flute Choir, directed by Richard Piippo. Steven Ward and Julie Sooy, respectively, provided a selection of classical music ranging from J. S. Bach to Franz Schubert to Gustav Hoist. V e s p e r s is an a n n u a l H o p e t r a d i t i o n a p p r e c i a t e d by t h e surrounding Holland community as well as Hope's faculty and students. T h o u s a n d s of m e m b e r s of the Holland and Hope c o m m u n i t i e s gather each year for the services, a tradition begun on D e c e m b e r 7, 1941, only hours after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. That first service drew about 500 people, but in recent years Vespers has drawn as many as four thousand to listen and reflect on the spirit of the season. Vespers is a l s o recorded and broadcast on radio and television stations in the Grand Rapids area

i •-

i.'lS'JU

v

/**\ •••'

' ^

5

«

<"5?

>

•7/Z* Brass Ensemble members perform in front of a Jarge stained glass window above the blacony in Dimnent Memorial Chapel. throughout the weeks preceding Christmas. Students who participated found the performances stressful. "It was nerve-wracking, being the first person in the procession," said Maya Holtrop ( 08), an acolyte in the opening Vespers procession, ' i had practiced being the second

person (in the procession), so it was especially nerve-wracking," Holtrop said. C h r i s t m a s V e s p e r s w i l l be featured on many radio stations across Michigan. For stations and times, please refer to the list located on the press release on Knowhope.

Madrigal Feast returns with singing, dancing, festivities Experience a Romantic era winter festival complete with wassial and song A m a n d a Zoratti S E N I O R S T A F F REPORTER

After two years of unknown whereabouts, the Hope C o l l e g e Madrigal Feast has returned. T h i s Christmas-season dinner, hosted by the music department, will take place December 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. The dinner is set to take place in the Maas Center Auditorium, but once the guests are inside, the auditorium will cease to e x i s t The Maas Castle is the setting for the evening, elaborately decorated and o r n a m e n t e d to reflect the change. ' T h i s israyfifthfeast," said Professor Brad Richmond of the Music Department, ' i t ' s a lot to put them together, but it is something I

enjoy, and the students have a great time. It's just one of those things that require a real collaborative effort to create the right end result." T h e e v e n i n g will c o n s i s t of s i n g i n g , dancing, and, of course, feasting, all set in the time of Shakespeare. The luxurious meal will include a flamed figgy pudding, a boar's head procession, a roast, a chicken almandine, roasted red and gold potatoes, a variety of vegetables, and the traditional wassail toast. The auditorium will be turned into a castle's grand hall. To complete the picture, the auditorium will be filled with tapestries and armor and the meal will be eaten by candlelight from cut stone buffets. T h e w a i l s t a f f w i l l a l s o be c l o t h e d accordingly, and costumes are encouraged though not required. ' i ' d like to say my favorite part of the event is the dinner, but the participants don't gel to eat," Richmond said. %,\ think the choral set,

jBteeb to belt out a tune? i^eeb a break from sttubping? Come to i^pkerfe 100 at 7:15 for Caroling in ^ollanb

this great collection of pieces that w e ' v e worked so hard to refine, is my favorite part of the evening." T h e wassail is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. and the banquet begins at 7 p . m . T h e H o p e C o l l e g e Collegium Musicum will provide vocal entertainment and the Renaissance Dancers will add lo the scene. The performance will include short skits and numerous songs, including P.D.Q. Bach's " O Little Town of Hackensack" and some straight choral arrangements such as ' T h e r e is a Rose." Faculty Participants from the Madrigal Feast of 1999 m e m b e r Linda Dykslra and her husband John are the King and Queen of the to perform for them, then they can so order it, and if they refuse, we have a set of slocks feast "They were king and queen the last time to throw the guests into." we held this event," said Richmond. "They Tickets are now on sale at Nykerk Hall of Music for $16 for adults, $13 for children, were great. T h e y ' r e basically in charge. If at any point they would like a table of guests or S5 for Hope College students.

Arts Brief

Art

Arts Brief

Arts Brit

Juried Show Features Student Art Through January The annual juried student art show at Hope College opened on M o n d a y , D e c . 6, a n d continue through Friday, Jan. 7, in the gallery of ihe D e Prec A n Center. The exhibition opened with a reception on Monday. Dec. 6, from 5 p.m. lo 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend the exhibition and admission is free. This competitive exhibition, open to all siudents at Hope, is an annual fixture in the De Pree gallery. This y e a r ' s show includes works by more than 30 Hope students in a wide variety of media, including painting, photography, sculpture, d r a w i n g , p r i n t m a k i n g and ceramics.

According to John Hanson, who is director of the gallery and an assistant professor of art history, an important pail of any art student's f o r m a t i o n is to h a v e c r i t i c a l feedback from outside the college. Each year, ihe department of art and art history invites a r e c o g n i z e d artist or curator to judge the sludenl work. T h i s y e a r ' s c u r a t o r is P r o f . Joseph Becherer. who is a professor of art history at Aquinas College and c u r a t o r o f s c u l p t u r e at F r e d e r i c k M e i j e r G a r d e n s and Sculpture Park. T h e g a l l e r y ' s h o u r s will vary d u r i n g the c l o s i n g d a y s of t h e college's fall semester and during the subsequent Christmas break. T h e g a l l e r y will be o p e n on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 7-

8. from 10 a.m. lo 5 p.m.; on Thursday. Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. lo 9 p . m . ; o n F r i d a y and Saturday, Dec. 10-11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and on Sunday, Dec. 12, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Beginning Monday, Dec. 13, the gallery will be open only on weekdays, from 10 a.m. lo noon and f r o m I p . m . to 5 p.m., a l t h o u g h the g a l l e r y will be open until 9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16. In addition, the gallery will be c l o s e d o n F r i d a y , D e c . 24; during the week of MondayFriday, D e c . 2 7 - 3 1 ; and on Monday. Jan. 3. The De Pree Art Center is located on Columbia Avenue at 12th S t r e e t . H a n d i c a p p e d access is available.


%\ncKor

FEATURES

D e c e m b e r 8, 2004

Preventing t h e j a m s o f c r u n c h t i m e crdxns SPOTLIGHT Helen Fylstra GUEST WRITER

ll is the daily struggle of s l u d e n l s e v e r y w h e r e t o i m p r o v e study habits, as they arc the s o u r c e of virtually all g o o d g r a d e s . S o m e t i m e s it s e e m s like there is just too m u c h i n f o r m a t i o n a n d no w a y t o p o s s i b l y rem e m b e r it all. N e v e r fear, there is h o p e , and it is possible.

A n o t h e r theory of attention is the Attention H y p o t h e s i s o f A u t o m a t i z a t i o n , w h i c h

ing the best w a y to s t u d y w h a t we learn s o

states that attention is needed during the prac-

exam. Cognitive psychologists have discovered

tice stage and d e t e r m i n e s w h a t gets learned during practice a n d also w h a t will be r e m e m b e r e d f r o m the practice. L o g a n and E t h e r t o n ( 1 9 9 4 ) p r o v i d e d support f o r this in a series of e x p e r i m e n t s with c o l l e g e students. T h e students w e r e s h o w n a series of twow o r d d i s p l a y s and w e r e then a s k e d to detect

that w e c a n r e m e m b e r it later, usually for an

G o d d e n and B a d d e l e y ( 1 9 7 5 ) did a very interesting study t o prove this theory. T h e y presented a list of w o r d s t o s c u b a d i v e r s ci-

three d i f f e r e n t parts of o u r m e m o r y ; s e n s o r y m e m o r y , short-term m e m o r y , a n d long-term

ther while they w e r e in the w a t e r or w h i l e they w e r e on the shore. Later, they w e r e asked t o recall the w o r d s either in the s a m e

m e m o r y . T h e part that w e as s t u d e n t s are

e n v i r o n m e n t w h e r e they learned t h e m or in

m o s t c o n c e r n e d with is l o n g - t e r m m e m o r y b e c a u s e that is w h e r e the a n s w e r s for the

a d i f f e r e n t e n v i r o n m e n t . T h e results s h o w e d that the o n e s w h o recalled the w o r d s in the

e x a m q u e s t i o n s will m o s t likely c o m e f r o m .

s a m e e n v i r o n m e n t w h e r e they learned t h e m had better p e r f o r m a n c e . Lists learned

particular target w o r d s , w o r d s that

underwater w e r e best recalled u n d e r w a ter, and lists learned o n the shore w e r e

n a m e d v e g e t a b l e s , for e x a m p l e , a s

C o g n i t i v e p s y c h o l o g i s t s h a v e b e e n studying attention and m e m o r y for d e c a d e s and

fast a s p o s s i b l e . F o r s o m e particip a n t s in t h e study, the w o r d p a i r s

they have d i s c o v e r e d s o m e very interesting

r e m a i n e d c o n s t a n t o v e r the trials.

ing. that recall is best w h e n p e r f o r m e d

a n d h e l p f u l findings a b o u t h o w o u r m i n d w o r k s . T h e i r goal w a s not to find w a y s to

For e x a m p l e , the w o r d broccoli w a s

in the original e n v i r o n m e n t , is called a

a l w a y s paired with the word poster. For other participants the word p a i r s varied f r o m trial to trial. S o ,

context e f f e c t . T h e application of this effect for students has to d o with o u r f a v o r i t e s t u d y

one time the word broccoli was

spots. It m i g h t not be the best idea to

s t r u g g l e w i t h o n a daily b a s i s . S t u d e n t s struggle t o pay attention in class, while read-

paired with the w o r d p o s t e r and in a n o t h e r trial it w a s p a i r e d with the

study for that e x a m in y o u r P J ' s with a

ing t e x t b o o k s , and w h i l e d o i n g h o m e w o r k .

w o r d plane. T h e r e s e a r c h e r s f o u n d

c u p of h o t c o c o a w h i l e w r a p p e d u p in a blanket and sitting all c o z y o n your bed.

T h e r e are several p s y c h o l o g i c a l t h e o r i e s that m a y h e l p you i m p r o v e y o u r attention skills.

that s t u d e n t s in the e x p e r i m e n t had

W h i l e this d o c s sound very a p p e a l i n g ,

T h e first is K a h n e m a n ' s ( 1 9 7 3 ) C a p a c i t y

better p e r f o r m a n c e w h e n the w o r d pairs w e r e c o n s t a n t o v e r the trials.

that e n v i r o n m e n t is c o m p l e t e l y different f r o m y o u r c l a s s r o o m , w i t h h a r d

M o d e l o f Attention, which says that atten-

T h e r e p e a t e d p r e s e n c e of the sec-

tables, rigid chairs, fluorescent lighting,

tion is a set of c o g n i t i v e p r o c e s s e s for cate g o r i z i n g and r e c o g n i z i n g stimuli; the m o r e

o n d w o r d , e v e n t h o u g h the w o r d w a s unrelated to the first, helped

and a generally cold and uninviting atmosphere. So, if you want to g i v e your-

c o m p l e x the s t i m u l u s the h a r d e r it is t o pro-

participants recognizc the words

self t h a t a d d e d b o o s t w h e n y o u a r e

c e s s and therefore the more resources needed. That m a y sound c o m p l e x , b u t it is really quite

they w e r e l o o k i n g for m o r e easily. L o g a n and E t h e r t o n put it this

h e l p s t u d e n t s s t u d y better; that is j u s t an added benefit. Attention is a m a t t e r that c o l l e g e s t u d e n t s

simple. K a h n e m a n ' s C a p a c i t y M o d e l of Attention

w a y , " L e a r n i n g is a side e f f e c t of attending; P e o p l e will learn a b o u t

Studies show that vocabulary words are recalled more consistently from the beginning and ends of lists rather than the middle. This Serial Position Effect can be prevented by utilizing flashcards while studying and shuffling them often.

simply slates that attention is n o t h i n g m o r e than a p r o c e s s that o u r m i n d uses to sort and

things they attend to a n d they will n o t learn m u c h a b o u t the t h i n g s

identify i n f o r m a t i o n , and the m o r e difficult

they d o not a t t e n d t o . " T h i s m a y

the i n f o r m a t i o n is the m o r e e n e r g y y o u need t o use t o learn it. K a h n e m a n also a r g u e d that

s e e m o b v i o u s , but h o w m a n y t i m e s h a v e y o u sat t h r o u g h a n entire c l a s s and not

one e f f e c t of being a r o u s e d is that m o r e c o g niiivc resources, m e a n i n g m o r e b r a i n p o w e r , are a v a i l a b l e t o d e v o t e t o v a r i o u s tasks. So, if w h a t you are trying t o learn is difficult for

h e a r d a single thing y o u r p r o f e s s o r said bec a u s e y o u r m i n d w a s m i l e s a w a y . You d i d not h e a r your p r o f e s s o r b e c a u s e you d i d not

you, it is g o i n g to take m o r e o f y o u r m e n t a l r e s o u r c e s to learn it. It is r e c o m m e n d e d that you find a p l a c e t o study w h e r e you can f o c u s all your m e n t a l energy on w h a t you are trying to learn. T h i s

recalled best o n the shore. T h i s find-

Ifecertty

studying, try s t u d y i n g in the c l a s s r o o m that you will be t a k i n g the e x a m in. If you cannot get into the c l a s s r o o m , try studying at the library. S t u d e n t s c o m plain that the library c a n b e cold and sterile, but it is that very a s p e c t o f the e n v i r o n m e n t that will h e l p y o u study

Murflock ( 1 9 6 2 ) d i d a n e x p e r i m e n t w h e r e

better. T h e next study tip is o n e that I am sure

h e g a v e p e o p l e a list of w o r d s to r e m e m b e r . O n c e the list w a s taken away, they had to

y o u h a v e heard f r o m y o u r t e a c h e r s o v e r and o v e r again. T h e p h e n o m e n o n is k n o w n as

recall a s m a n y w o r d s a s p o s s i b l e in any order. His results s h o w e d that p e o p l e r e m e m -

s p a c i n g e f f e c t s . S i m p l y put, you are m u c h

b e r e d w o r d s at the b e g i n n i n g and the e n d of

belter off with a n u m b e r o f short study sessions spaced s o m e t i m e apart than you are

attention, you d i d not learn a thing. T h e ad-

the list m o r e than w o r d s in the middle. T h i s ,

with one l o n g s e s s i o n . In other w o r d s , d o n ' l

vice h e r e is clear; Pay attention in class. You

is called the serial position e f f e c t . W h e n y o u are s t u d y i n g a list of v o c a b u -

cram! R a t h e r than saturating yourself in c a f f e i n e

lary w o r d s for a class, it w o u l d h e l p to put

a n d c r a m i n g t h r o u g h o u t the night, spacing a l l o w s the context o f the learning t o c h a n g e , s o a w i d e r variety of h o o k s can be a t t a c h e d

a t t e n d t o h i m or her. E v e n t h o u g h you w r o t e d o w n all the notes, if y o u w e r e n o t p a y i n g

j u s t might learn more than you think. T h e m o s t important part o f l e a r n i n g is re-

place should be f r e e f r o m distractions includ-

m e m b e r i n g w h a t you learned so that you c a n

the w o r d s o n flash cards and every t i m e you

ing other people, television, radio, a n d o t h e r

use the i n f o r m a t i o n later in y o u r life. T h e

extraneous sounds.

c o n s t a n t s t r u g g l e of c o l l e g e s t u d e n t s is find-

g o t h r o u g h the list, s h u f f l e the c a r d s so they are in a different order e a c h time. T h i s will e n s u r e that you learn all the w o r d s equally. Another way to improve your m e m o r y w h i l e s t u d y i n g is to study in an e n v i r o n m e n t

to the material. T h e greater n u m b e r of hooks, the greater the c h a n c e s of getting hold of one or m o r e of t h e m at the time of retrieval, i.e. the e x a m . S t u d e n t s h e a r this a d v i c e over and

that is s i m i l a r to the e n v i r o n m e n t that y o u

over, but m o s t still hold o f f studying until

will be taking the test in. Apparently, e v e n

the night b e f o r e . H o p e f u l l y h e a r i n g the e m pirical support behind the a d v i c e will h e l p

i n f o r m a t i o n c o m p l e t e l y unrelated to the m a terial you are learning, such at the environing. can b e c o m e a h o o k later w h e n you arc

j u m p - s t a r t y o u t o action. T h e r e is so m u c h t o learn and r e m e m b e r , h o w e v e r , h o p e f u l l y t h e s e tips will help you

trying to recall that i n f o r m a t i o n .

to d o just that. H a p p y s t u d y i n g !

m e n t a l stimuli present at the t i m e of learn-

Up All Night ? December 13th Free coffee 'll-Sam Free Phelps breakfast 9-llpm

'OK, Mr. Dittmars. r e m e m b e r : Thai b r a i n is o n l y a t e m p o r a r y , so d o n ' l t h i n k t o o h a r d w i t h it.

thanks to student development


^Arichor^

FEATURES

D e c e m b e r 8, 2004

Popping pills to enhance concentration ITsJFOCUS Erin L'Hotta INFOCUS E W T O O

It's 3 a.m. Five more hours until ihe final exam. Six more chapters to go. Sigh. Pop a pill Get to work. With finals just around the corner, how many students can say they are living out this scenario? Adderall is a drug not foreign to Hope's campus. This drug is commonly used to treat the symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder, an illness the college Health Clinic said fewer than 10 percent of students exhibit. Adderall is more commonly known on college campuses as the "means to an A." A person with A D D can legally pick up their prescription for Adderall at a pharmacy. A f t e r this legal purchase, these pills may be sold illegally for around $5 a piece to students wanting a quick relief from the stress of school. ' T h o s e who have ADD may take

only one pill a day and give the other two to their friends.. .but this illegal activity is something the pharmacy can't control," said an employee staffing the Mcijer Pharmacy in Holland. Although the drug is purchased legally by the person with A D D . those who abuse it can get a high similar to speed or cocaine. Some feel that, w h e n used in certain doses, Adderall enhances concentration, i n c r e a s e s a l e r t n e s s and helps students perform efficiently on little amounts of sleep. A c c o r d i n g to a 2 0 0 2 J o h n s Hopkins University study, one in five college students has illegally used Adderall in "the name of getting good grades." Although this statistic may not hold true for Hope College, that does not mean that Adderall use is nonexistent here. After standing by the entrance to the Van Wylen Library and recording the responses of thefirstfive f e m a l e s and five m a l e s w h o responded, seven of 10 people knew

a H o p e s t u d e n t w h o h a s taken Adderall for non-medical purpose. Two of these 10 people knew a student who abused the drug consistently, taking it three to four limes a week. Maureen Rourke ('05) is a Hope student who said she was intrigued by these statistics. "I am aware that Adderall use on college campuses is a problem, although I didn't know that it was so common at Hope. 1 think that this drug really is a bigger problem on campuses than it is thought to be," she said. Nate Bisbee ('05) maintains that Adderall use is not a problem at Hope. "I d o n ' t know anyone that has illegally taken Adderall, and I don't think it's a problem here. But for those that do it on campus, 1 suggest they reevaluate their priorities," he said. When abused consistently, Adderall can have some very negative side effects. When a person

first experiences the effects of Adderall, he or she may feel h e i g h t e n e d senses for six to eight hours. However, as a person continues to abuse Adderall. long-term negative effects occur. Individuals may experience psychotic episodes, digestive probl e m s , i n s o m n i a , v o m i t i n g and m e m o r y and c o o r d i n a t i o n loss. Long-term abuse of Adderall has also been shown to increase the risk of stroke, depression and suicide. Abusing Adderall not only negatively affect the body, selling it or possessing it without prescription is a federal crime. " W e a r e a w a r e that A d d e r a l l a b u s e is a p h e n o m e n o n that is popular on college campuses, but not specifically at Hope's. However, selling or possessing Adderall without a prescription is a crime," said Sgt. Jeff Velthouse

One in every five college students have illegally used Adderall. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Johns Hopkins study of the Holland Police Department. "A Hope student who is found in possession of Adderall without prescription (can) receive a sentence of one year in jail with an additional $1,000 fine. A Hope student who is found selling Adderall (can) receive a m a x i m u m sentence of a four-year term in jail." H o p e ' s Staff C o u n s e l o r Ziyah Dock left students with this advice on Adderall abuse: "With finals coming up, I want to say be careful if you're thinking about taking Adderal," Dock said. "Drugs like that don't seem harmful, but they really can affect your body. And just like any drug, it can lead to addiction or even a prison sentence."

& S t n y i t i g

s i t i g l e , l o v i n g

Editors Note: The following article reflects the opinion of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Anchor as a whole

U

Martha Hunyadi GUEST WRITER

Being single is not always easy, especially during the holiday season. But singleness is not a bad thing. It is an all loo common view that being single is something people have to get through before they really start living. This is not, however, necessarily true at all. Believe it or not, being single can actually be a gift. Yeah, that's right! A gift! There are a lot of things wrong with today's perception of dating. Just because someone does not date does not mean there is something wrong with t h e m . Some people direct iheir focus onto other parts of life. Take for example Becca Marcus ('05). Becca has been single throughout college and yet she still made it on to the homecoming court. She chose to direct her attention to Nykerk, Dance Marathon, classes, and many other things. Instead of using her extra time on relationships that had no future, she got involved in activities that allowed her to get to know lots of different people on campus. "The best part about being single is that

I feel like I can go anywhere and not have to t a k e a n o t h e r p e r s o n into c o n s i d e r a t i o n . Marcus said. "Especially being a senior." Dating can be fun too. N o one will deny that, but it is not always fun and games. Relationships take a lot of time and effort. These relationships can be more harm than they are worth in the long run. The lime spenl on a pointless relationship could be spent in a much better way. The hours spent calling a significant other could be used to join a club or sport. The nights spent out on dates trying to impress the man or woman of the moment could be devoted to schoolwork or to friends. College, for most, is the only time a student will ever be able to live with large groups of peers. The time spent hanging out with the people in the dorm is priceless. It would be a waste to spend Ihis lime on a worthless relationship thai will leave one or both partners hurl in the end. College is an important time of preparation for the future. Any lime devoted lo self-improvement is well worth it. Instead of casually dating, work on a resume to submit for a dream job, or write

If you're not good enough without it, you'll never be good enough with it. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; "Cool Runnings"

l i f e : A

p o s s i b i l i t y ?

essays for a graduate school application. Join an IM team or take an extra fun class like fencing or Dance for Sport. Do something that is going to make you a better person. Getting involved in extracurricular activities not only helps with resumes and grad school applications, it also helps to create a more rounded personality and develop depth of character. Staying in a relationship that is going nowhere is, in fact, selfish, because it lakes up the lime of a significant other who could be spending his or her lime on other things. College is a time to grow, find an identity and plan for the future. That future will alfcct a boyfriend or girlfriend. The lime he or she spends out on dates ofr on the phone is lime they could spend doing something to develop their character. If a person makes this choice and decides lo dale only when it is appropriate, how does one know if he or she is ready? Obviously, there is no set age that is perfect for everyone. Different people are ready to dale at different times. The most important thing is lo find an individual identity first The biggest mistake is thinking that a boyfriend or girlfriend will solve all the world's problems. A quotation from the movie "Cool Runnings" said it best. The bobsled coach lalked to the captain about winning a gold medal and his advice was, "If y o u ' r e not good e n o u g h without it, y o u ' l l never be good enough with it." The same is true for starting a relationship. If a person feels he or she is not good enough without being in a relationship, then having one w o n ' t fix anything. Again, it goes back to the lime and effort a relationship takes. If a person wants lo make himself belter then he has to rely on yourself to do it. De-

pending on another lo make one happy not only puts a lot of pressure on the other but it also puts people in the position of being disappointed. Another problem with starting relationships is looking too hard. M o m s from all over the world have been saying for years, "You'll find love when you stop looking for it." But what docs that mean? How can it be possible to find something that is not being searched for? It means that loo much worry can lead to settling or resignation.. The best thing about this is that one does not even have to do any ihing lo attract him or her. Acting as an individual is a sure fire way lo start a quality relalionship. Pressure is another factor that forces people into relationships ihey do not wanl to be in. It is not the peer pressure thai is the worst, however. Any single college student dreads the holiday dinner inquisition, which inevitably leads to the question, "have you met anyone yet ?" Having to explain to grandparents who got married at 17 and aunts, uncles and married cousins that met during orientation al Hope College is never easy. Professor David Klooster. professor of English, suggested a reply to take the pressure off. "Just tell them you're starting to learn what makes you happy." Be prepared for all parts of a relalionship. Don't fall into the lemptation that says relationships are fun and easy or that people need relationships to be whole. Remember thai being single in college can be a great way lo gel to know one's self and others belter. Relationships can come and go. bul a person has to live with themselves for the rest of their life. Make the mosl of it.

Ride Exchange Open Now for Xmas Break!


]1

^\nchor

OPINION

D e c e m b e r 8, 2004

Your voice

Editor's voice Don't give up—you never know what effect you will have

Catholic student seeks to clear up misunderstanding To the Editor:

S o ii's the last w e e k of classes for the semcsler and m a n y of us either h a v e o r haven't done all that w e said we were going to do at the beginning of the semester. W h e t h e r these things are to get a good grade in chemistry or join a new activity o r keep your room clean, whatever. I definitely fall within the latter of the two groups. There are many things with not only my personal and academic life, but also with this paper that 1 would have liked t o accomplish and have not. Throughout the semester, however, my staff and 1 have d o n e everything to the best of our abilities to make this paper what it could and should be. I admit things haven't been perfect and didn't always go the w a y w e hoped, but to all those w h o stuck h a v e stuck it out this long. I can't tell you h o w much 1 appreciate it. There were so m a n y times this semester 1 just wanted to give up. throw it all away. T h e other day, though, one of my classmates told me about a man she Knowing that something met at the retireI did can have so much ment home on 8th of an effect on even one Street. He was reading T h e person gives me a whole Anchor, and w h e n new reason for doing she told him that she knew me. she the things I do. said, ' i t w a s like 1 knew a celebrity." Just knowing that something I did can h a v e so much of an e f f e c t on even o n e person gives me a whole newreason for doing the things that I do. I ' m sure that every single o n e of you reading this, even if you d o n ' t k n o w it, has also affected s o m e o n e in some way. In an e-mail I received from a professor today, he said. " D o n ' t evaluate something based on h o w h a r d ' or h o w 'easy* it was. Evaluate something based on if it's valuable, if you made it m a i l e r / ' T h i s is what is truly important. Last w e e k I w r o t e that I was thankful for second chances. Next semester will be a second chance for all of us to d o all the things w e said w e were going to d o b u t didn't. A second chance to make u p for any mistakes w e m a d e along the way. But until then, good luck with finals, and I hope that all of you h a v e a w o n d e r f u l , safe and restful break. I ' m definitely looking forward to it. See you next year. —Yourfaithful

Anchor Staff Staff

editor

Anchor Staff

Anchor Staff

Anchor Staff

editor-in-chief campus beat editor arts editor infocus editor spotlight editor copy editors business manager distribution manager production assistant advisor

Maureen Yonovilz Mackenzie Smith Jordan Wolfson Erin L'Holla Jenny Cencer Kirslen Winek Rachel Dorr Christy Hug Garrison Dyer Sean Daenzer Mark A. Lewison

T h e issue of religion on c a m p u s is not one that receives much attention, as diversity issues are usually a bit taboo. T h e campus, as I see it. often divides itself by Christian and non-Christian. But very few people consciously realize the split that occurs within that Christian sector, mainly between the Catholic and the Protestant students. A s a Catholic student at Hope, I feel that the article "hit the nail on the head." Many times during my freshman and sophomore years when I would p r o f e s s my Catholicism, the responses I received were awkward looks, silence, and often the comment of " O h . sorry m a n . " C o m m e n t s like that left m e feeling defensive and wondering what to be sorry about. Should I be sorry lhal F m not Baptist or Ref o r m e d ? A m I supposed to be sorry that I have a different faith than most of c a m p u s and a m strongly rooted in it? Like Ms. M c D o n a l d and Mr. Vasko. for m u c h of my freshman and s o p h o m o r e years on campus I felt misunderstood and judged to be different. And yes. the negative c o m m e n t s did c o m e — f r o m j o k e s about homosexual priests, to statements of disgust regarding church scandals f r o m the Middle Ages and Renaissance eras, to general ignorant c o m m e n t s of disdain f o r the idea of transubstantiation. I have even had to endure feeble attempts to "bring m e to a true Christian faith." which in my eyes is ridiculous because to m e and many others on c a m p u s Catholicism is the true Christian faith. With such c o m m e n t s and attitudes towards Catholics being present on c a m p u s 1 w o u l d like to clarify a few things so that my Protestant brothers and sisters

don't h a v e to feel a w k w a r d around Catholics and so that they don't make us feel the same as a result of their words. First. T h e Virgin Mary is not a deity. She is regarded as a very holy person since she did give birth to the Lord. Second, we do not worship saints. Saints are prayed to in order to ask for their prayers to G o d on our behalf ( m u c h like asking a friend to pray for you). Third, w e take the Bible as seriously as any Protestant, and in s o m e cases more so. Fourth, w e do believe that at c o m m u n i o n w e are eating and drinking ihe flesh and blood of Jesus, and no it is not because w e are cannibals, crazy, etc. It is because Jesus said "this is my body which will be given up for you... This c u p which is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood (Luke 22:1920)." We believe this because Jesus ( w h o is G o d ) told us il is His body and blood, not a symbol for it. Lastly, w e do not need to be evangelized, c o n v e n e d , or saved by converting a w a y from o u r faith. There are many other things that I would like to explain, but. for the sake of brevity, w o n ' t . M y advice to the c a m p u s is this, learn and don't j u d g e . R a t h e r than put yourself and y o u r fellow Catholic classmates in awkward situations by viewing them as different, putting them d o w n , etc.. learn about their faith, and open your mind to the views of others. And if you can't bring yourself to read a Catechism o r Catholic theology text, ask one of us to answer your question. And when you c o m e across a Catholic on c a m p u s remember, w e a r e n ' t " s o r r y " for you in regards to your religion. Peter Wright ('06)

Distressed driver voices campus parking concerns T o the Editor: I am a s o p h o m o r e at Hope College. and I love my school. I am also not a confrontational person, but I feel as though 1 must voice my opinion and take a stand against the injustice that is happening on c a m p u s in regards to o u r school's parking situation. It's currently 1 a.m. the morning right now, and I a m sitting in my r o o m without a parking spot because Public Safety r e f u s e d to f i n d m e a s p o t t h a t w o u l d n ' t cost m e at least a $ 2 0 ticket. Since 1 h a v e already paid S200 for my parking pass, I think forcing me into a situation where I c a n ' t help but be c h a r g e d m o r e m o n e y is a b s o l u t e l y l u d i c r o u s .

There are so many solutions for this ridiculous situation, and I just feel that no o n e wants to step up and m a k e something happen. For ins t a n c e , m a y b e they c o u l d write down the information of each person w h o could not find a parking spot and inform the Public Safety o f f i c e r s of the situation so they would not ticket that particular car. Especially now, w h e n there is N O snow outside, to ticket me because 1 am parking in a " s n o w " spot is just cold (pardon the pun). T h e r e are also numerous visitor spots and lots such as the one behind Gilmore and Dykstra where there are some 3 0 spots wide open tonight with no one in them because we are saving them for visitors?!? When w a s the

last time w e had 3 0 visitors arrive at 7 a.m. ? Well, that is when I would need to move my c a r or else I ' d get a ticket. W h y should Hope visitors get more priority than Hope students? Last time I checked, w e pay to go here. 1 know 1 speak f o r the entire sludent body on this issue, and w e all h a v e had e n o u g h . Look, f love Hope College and 1 am one of the most outspoken, spirited, die-hard Dutchmen you have here. But. I cannot support this tragic s i t u a t i o n , and I w o n ' t rest until s o m e t h i n g is d o n e to rectify this injustice.

Man Simon ('07)

Have an opinion that didn't get addressed? Write to us next semester with your letters to the editor anchor@hope.edu

Senior Staff Reporters: Amanda Zoratti, Lindsey Manthei, Evelyn Daniel, Andrea Vandenburgh. Nick Engel

Letters to the Editor Guidelines O p e n to anyone within the college and related communities

Staff Reporters: Shannon Mee, Caroline Coleman, Juhe Lancaster, Jen Gould, Eiissa VanNest, Holly Beckerman, Neil Simons

T h e A n c h o r reserves the right to edit d u e to space constraints N o personal attacks, poor taste or anything potentially libelous l e t t e r s chosen on a first c o m e first serve basis, or a representative s a m p l e is taken N o a n o n y m o u s letters, unless discussed with Editor-in-Chief Editor-in-Chief m a y verify identity of writer

The Anchor is a proihci of student effort iuul is funded thnnt^h the students of Hope College, funding which comes through the //«/* College Student Congress Appropriations Comnuttee. letters to the editor are encouraged, though due to space limitations the Anchor resenrs the right to edit. The opinions addressed in the editorial art solely th/se of the editor-in-chuf Stones from the Hope College Nm* Senire are a product of the Public Helot ions Office. One year subscriptions to the Anchor arc available for 520. We rcserx e the right to accept or reject any tidvcrlising.

/;;,Anchor

2004 fall semester, Issue #14 of 26

T h e A n c h o r reserves Ihe risht to refuse publication of any letter submitted Letters over 5 0 0 words in length will not be considered for publication

V

Mail letters to the Anchor do Hope College, drop them off at the Anchor office (located in the center of Dewitt. behind WTHS), or e-mail Anchor@hope.edu


Your voice

LteZie $ D D ' S "Wool C o

Homosexual issue must be addressed further To ihc editor: As I picked up ihc last issue of the Anchor and began lo read ihc article entitled "Catholics on campus feel misunderstood," I couldn't help but think ol the homosexual community on campus. They are overwhelmed by the struggle against a whole community that is seemingly anti-gay and shows no apparent willingness to change. A group that is very misunderstood on campus is the homosexual Christians. These students are praying about their relationships constantly, and are confused by the lack of acceptance from their brothers and sisters in Christ. Many of these students are driven out of the chapel program because of misinformed, ignorant individuals. Not lo belittle the feelings of isolation a Catholic at Hope College feels every dayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;they must feel very out of the loop on campus, but they are accepted as a people of faith, with their own funded organization (UCS), and I have yet to hear about any hate crimes against Catholics on campus. The Gay/Straight Forum is the closest thing lo an organization the homosexuals have, yet it fails to be recognized as an official siudenl organization. It is made up of both homosexuals and heterosexuals, but the desire to attend such a meeting on this campus is commonly mistaken as an indication of one's sexual preference, not to mention an indication of one's support for the homosexual community. Needlejis to

^

say. the Gay/Straight Forum is accompanied by constant conflict and misunderstanding. I realize the administration probably thinks the only ihing they can d o to change the hostile environment of campus is to encourage acceptance of all of God's children and establish a committee to talk about the issues. That isn't all they can do. The behavior of the student body is largely out of the administration's hands. What they hold in their hands, however, is money, and specifically money to fund an organization that would provide some support for homosexual students. It isn't a gay advocacy group, and I don't think it is loo much to ask for. A Gay/Straight Forum is open to any sexual orientation, and the only requirement is a willingness to listen. it is this resistance to give any recognition to the homosexual community at Hope College that makes life on campus as an "out" homosexual very oppressive. What message is the Administration sending to other students by ignoring the rights of homosexuals? Talk about misunderstanding! Many people don't even bother lo ask questions. Instead they are perfectly satisfied with their assumptions, and when those assumptions are questioned they lake the defensive and gel hostile. A college campus should be a place where all kinds of students are highly esteemed and encouraged. Hope College's campus is n o t Something must be done to change this disparity. Hilary Pitchlynn

('08)

Classified THE ANCHOR WANTS YOU! Have you ever w a n t e d to see your n a m e o n the front page of the paper? Here is your chance! C o m e to our meeting tonight at 8:30 p.m. in the Anchor office...It's in DeWitt behind the radio station and Student Union Desk. C o m e find out what it takes to be part of a newspaper staff!

VlflTOCE 214 t. < o i u c i

tlOUBS n o n ttiuBS SOT

II 6

rsiwn

il-8

616-546-8858

Girl in the third row- Our comm u n i c a t i o n h a s b e e n out of phase. In fact, I think w e are decpnstructively interfering. -Boy in the fourth row Julie a n d Dana- t h a n k s for cleaning the bathroom, you are both a w e s o m e ! (Fletcher too)

Recycle The Anchor!

You- y o u know w h o y o u are... -me T h i n g s not g o i n g y o u r w a y ? Take a ride on the disappointment bus! Wassail me!!!

^ V n c h o r

CLASSIFIEDS & MORE

S e p t e m b e r 29y 2004

Trading

Incident R e p o r t s

^ast

Street

Holland, ^ i c ^ i g a n

^ 9 ^ 2 3

616392.203?

a y a r n f o r all r e a s o n s

T/k'AT:RITAS FORI M

Coming next semester.. Jan 13-15 Keynote speakers: Jim Wallis, M a r y Poplin, Ben Patterson

Jan. 13 7-8:30 p.m. Dimnent chapel "Why the right gets it wrong and the left doesn't get it" Jim Wallis

Jan. 14 7-8:30 p.m. Dimnent Chapel "My future,the meaning of Life, and Jesus" M a r y Poplin

Jan. 15 10-10:45 a.m. Maas Auditorium "Does anybody really know what time it is?" Ben Patterson

Also on Jan. 15 presentations on the media f r o m Christianity, Injustice in Africa, etc.

Posted Monday, December 6 Suspicious Situation - A student reported that he did not receive a piece of mail that was sent lo him on November 22, 2004. Suspicious Situation - A student reported seeing a vehicle driving erratically and throwing objects out the vehicle window. Suspicious S i t u a t i o n / D a m a g e lo Properly - A shuttle van had eggs thrown at it, this was reported to die Holland Police Dcpanmeni.

On-campus Mass Donated clothes will be accepted through Friday December 10 at the bins located around campus. Come and buy clothes in DeWitt Lobby December 13-15.

5 p.m. Sunday in Maas Auditorium Sponsored by the Union of Catholic Students


Issue 14 of 26, published weekly

D e c e m b e r 8, 2004

Men's Basketball falters at Wheaton tournament The Dutchmen bowed out this weekend without a win or a point guard, losing Greg Immink for the season Nick Everse STAFF REPORTER

The news couldn't have been any worse for the Hope men's basketball team. Just as the Dutchmen returns 2 suspended starters, the heart and soul of the Dutchmen falls victim to another injury. This time it was Greg Immink. a senior point guard from Hudsonville. who was bit by the injury bug. Immink hurt his right knee in practice last week, and a subsequent M R ! revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament. The injury will sideline Immink for the rest of the year, further depleting a starting lineup that has been decimated by injury and suspension. Hope players know it will be hard to make up for Immink's presence on the court. His leadership from the point guard position has been an important element in Hope's success the past few years. " G r e g ' s injury hurts the team a lot." said Sophomore Stephen Cramer. "He is such a presence on the court and he knows how to control a game. Everyone else is going to have to step up their play even more with Greg out."

Immink's injury makes him the fifth impact player to miss considerable time for the D u t c h m e n this season. Senior Kyle Kleersnyder remains out due to suspension, and M I A A most v a l u a b l e p l a y e r A n d y Phillips is still a few weeks away from returning after a finger injury. Seniors Daane Griffeth and Travis Spaman played for the first time this weekend after serving 4-gamc suspensions. Hope traveled to Wheaton. Illinois for the C C I W / M I A A classic over the weekend. The Dutchmen expected a lift from Griffeth and Spaman, but it wasn't enough to overcome a steady attack from the 13"' ranked Thunder of Wheaton. Playing on their home court. Wheaton jumped out to an early 17-2 lead and never looked back, winning 76-57. The normally reliable shooter. Griffeth struggled from the floor in his first action, finishing with just 2 points on a pair of free throws. S p a m a n provided an immediate spark, going 4-6 from the field and 8-9 from the foul line on his way to 16 points. Cramer matched Spaman with 16 points of his own. continuing his impressive start to the season. The loss came just 24 hours after another defeat, a 70-66 decision against the Carthage Redmen. Cold shooting plagued the Dutchmen in both games, as they failed to shoot above 40 percent from the field in either

The Hope Basketball team is now out of the Wheaton Tournament with a loss of ?-?. match up. Hope had trouble containing the perimeter, allowing 12 Carthage three pointers. Mark Morrison hit 4 of 5 three-point attempts off the bench to lead the barrage for the Redmen. Hope was paced by Cramer's 19 points, but he knocked down just 6-17 field goal attempts. Cramer's 16 points the following day against Wheaton marked his fifth straight game as Hope's leading scorer. The Dutchmen will look to get back to their winning ways this Tuesday against Aquinas: a team Hope recorded their only victory

Hope Swimmers compete well Both the men and w o m e n t r a v e l e d to Wheaton, Illinois for the W h e a t o n Invitational Nick Everse STAFF REPORTER

The Hope m e n ' s and w o m e n ' s swimming teams competed fiercely this weekend in their first Invitational on the young season. The men placed fifth overall with 496 points, but were encouraged by 17 season-best finishes. T h e W o m e n also fought hard, placing sixth overall in the nine team field, facing tough competition from schools like Grand Valley State and UW- Milwaukee. The w o m e n f i n i s h e d with 3 5 2 t e a m points. It was host Wheaton that owned the pool over the weekend though, placing first in both the m e n ' s and w o m e n ' s overall team results. The

Sports Ahead Men's Basketball Dec. 11 H o m e v. Trinity Christian, 3 p.m. Dec. 17-18 Holland Sentinel Community Tournament Women's Basketball Tonight at Olivet. 7:30 p.m. Swimming Dec. 10 at Grand Valley Slate. 5 p.m.

men s winning score while the W h e a t o n w o m e n f i n i s h e d at 801.5. T h e Hope men were paced by Kurt Blohm of Wilmington Ohio. The junior placed first in the 200-yard b a c k s t r o k e with a time of (1:54.08.) He

also managed a sec- H 0 p e m e n a n ( j w o m e n f a r e d w e l l In the ond-place finish in the s w i m m i n g t o u r n a m e n t at W h e a t o n ,

100-yard backstroke placing fifth and sixth, respectively. (:51.62) Daniel Gardner Dearborn native won the the 100 p l a c e d s e c o n d in both t h e 5 0 0 butterfly and the 200 butterfly in freestyle (4:43.90) and the 1650 limes of (56.71) and (2:09.54) refreestyle (16:30.50.) The 200 spectively. freestyle relay team consisting of Team captain Erika Steele took Blohm. Travis Barkel. Abram Glas first in the 50 freestyle in (24:21.) and Jeff Heydlaff finished in fifth She also grabbed a couple second place and had an N C A A conditional qualifying time of (1 ;25.()4.) place finishes in the 100 and 200 freestyle. The women were led by doublechampion

Lisa

Smith.

The

LOKBIti <-ÂŁ

against Nov. 27 at VanAndel Arena. T h o s e losses this weekend were really tough, because we know as a team we didn't play as well as c o u l d h a v e , " r e m a r k e d Cramer. "The game tonight (Tuesday) means a lot. We need to get a win and start a winning streak as we head into league play. It's all about us having heart and going out and playing hard." After facing Aquinas the Dutchmen will host their first home-game Saturday against Trinity Christian.

Karaoke at the Kletz

Sing along with Big AL Thursday night from 9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Prizes for everyone who gets on stage and sings!!!

The Kletz. Eat there. HOPE C O L L E G E ANCHOR I4I E 12TH ST P O BOX 9 0 0 0 H O L L A N D Ml 49422-9000

Non-Profil Organizaiion U.S. Postage PAID Hope College

12-08-2004  
Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you