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It's that t i m e of year again: snowflakes are falling, Eighth Street is glowing with C h r i s t m a s lights a n d e x a m s and p a p e r s a r e taking over. College s t u d e n t s a r e busiest d u r i n g this t i m e of year, but taking s o m e t i m e o u t f r o m o u r studies to help those in need can b e a great stress reliever. Despite its seemingly commercial quality, the C h r i s t m a s season r e m a i n s t h e season of giving. H o p e s t u d e n t s are a t t e m p t i n g t o live o u t t h a t quality by helping those in n e e d t h r o u g h d o n a t i o n s and prayer. Many Hope students participated in a service effort called Operation Christmas Child. Beginning as early as October, t h e C a m p u s M i n i s t r y team distributed shoeboxes at various c a m p u s locations. Participants t h e n had until Nov. 22 t o fill t h e boxes with small toys, toiletries, school supplies a n d personal notes. The boxes

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"I believe that H o p e College is s u p p o r t i v e and welcomes all. As t h e dean of s t u d e n t s , I serve all s t u d e n t s and a m c o m m i t t e d O n t h e m o r n i n g of Nov. 5, t h e to each person's well-being. The H o p e College c o m m u n i t y reentire college a d m i n i s t r a t i o n is ceived an email notification that working diligently to provide a there had b e e n an act of vandalwelcoming, safe and s u p p o r t i v e ism o n a college-owned h o m e t h a t included t h e w o r d "gay" e n v i r o n m e n t for everyone. Are there s o m e instances w h e r e inspray-painted across a p o r t i o n dividuals are not of the sidewalk welcoming to in f r o n t of t h e LGBT students? cottage. Unfortunately, According t o We continue to w o r k yes and I r e s p o n d campus safety, very hard at sensito each c o n c e r n t h e incident is tizing the c a m p u s that is b r o u g h t t h o u g h t to have c o m m u n i t y to the to my attention. o c c u r r e d in t w o i m p o r t a n c e of being I want to hear parts. First, a pair w h e n p e o p l e feel of H o p e s t u d e n t s respectful to one t h e college is not w h o w e r e later another. meeting their identified and — DEAN FROST e x p e c t a t i o ns," q u e s t i o n e d , spray 9 5 said Frost. p a i n t e d bushes, While a numtrees and the ber of H o p e s t u d e n t s and faculty grass s u r r o u n d i n g t h e cottage. have e c h o e d Frost's welcoming Later, a n o t h e r unidentified tones, there are also m e m b e r s of individual picked up t h e spray Hope's c o m m u n i t y w h o view t h e c a n s left in f r o n t of t h e cottage m a t t e r differently. and spray-painted t h e w o r d o n "I think that t h e entire comt h e sidewalk. C a m p u s safety bemunity, regardless of t h e politilieves that this action was n o t an cal leanings of various m e m b e r s attack o n any particular H o p e of the c o m m u n i t y , agrees that s t u d e n t and was simply an act of we w a n t to b e a hospitable place vandalism and w a s not motivatw h e r e e v e r y o n e feels safe and ed by t h e perceived sexual oriw e l c o m e and I don't think that e n t a t i o n of t h e i n t e n d e d target. we are t h e r e yet," said H o p e p r o D e a n of S t u d e n t s Dr. Richard fessor Julie Kipp of t h e English Frost r e s p o n d e d to this finding. D e p a r t m e n t . "I feel as t h o u g h "This act of vandalism was s t u d e n t s need t o speak u p a b o u t w r o n g , w h e t h e r or n o t it was diwhat kind of c a m p u s they want r e c t e d toward a specific s t u d e n t H o p e to be. I think it's really or g r o u p of s t u d e n t s . My c o n c e r n h a r d t o be different here. H o p e is t h a t it h a p p e n e d . W e c o n t i n u e as a w h o l e n e e d s t o d o a better to work very hard at sensitizing job of e m b r a c i n g difference." t h e c a m p u s c o m m u n i t y to t h e At t h e Board of T r u s t e e s O c i m p o r t a n c e of being r e s p e c t f u l t o b e r meeting, t h e t r u s t e e s ad t o o n e another," said Frost. h o c committee on homosexualAs a r e s p o n s e t o this action, ity discussed t h e t h e organization college's InstiH o p e is Ready tutional Statepartnered with ment on HomoHolland is Ready I feel as though stusexuality with a t o hold a vigil dents need to speak goal of issuing a o n Nov. 10 t h a t up about w h a t kind s t a t e m e n t at t h e drew approxiof c a m p u s they w a n t board's January mately 100 H o p e H o p e to be. meeting. The students and exact n a t u r e of concerned memthis discussion bers of t h e c o m — PROFESSOR JULIE h a s not been reKIPP m u n i t y to protest vealed. discrimination 5 5 "This m a t t e r a n d attacks o n is b e f o r e t h e colindividuals based lege's Board of Trustees. Their o n their sexual orientation. conversations are confidential T h e incident and t h e vigil t h a t until such t i m e as they make a followed have r e n e w e d interdecision or provide o t h e r inforest in t h e college's Institutional mation. Given it is a Trustees S t a t e m e n t o n Homosexuality matter, it would be i n a p p r o p r i and h o w it i m p a c t s t h e college

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were s h i p p e d o u t by Samaritan's Purse, the sponsoring organization, t o n e e d y children a r o u n d the world so they could experience the C h r i s t m a s spirit and gift-giving we all k n o w so well. The Alpha Epsilon Delta P r e - H e a t h Professions Society held a Beanie Baby collection for t h e children in Haiti last week. B O O K S , B O O K S , B O O K S - Van Wylen Collection bins Library Is c o l l e c t i n g books for t h e Boys a n d w e r e placed in Girls Club of Holland u n t i l Dec. 1 5 . Please P h e l p s Dining b r i n g In d o n a t i o n s t o t h e red b o o k s h e l f on Hall, the Science Center Atrium Sante Lumiere, a hospital in Les and DeWitt Lobby. D o n a t i o n s will be given to Dr. Bill Tenhaaf, SEE SERVICE, PAGE 2 t h e head s u r g e o n of C e n t r e d e

First established in t h e 1940s, Theta G a m m a Pi w a s a sorority f o u n d e d o n multicultural principles. The Theta G a m m a Pi sorority, informally k n o w n as t h e "Thetas" had 29 active m e m b e r s to start off with. However, t h e Thetas were a presence o n Hope's c a m p u s for less t h a n 15 years. In t h e early winter of 2009, a g r o u p of Latina s t u d e n t s along with t h e help of Professor Melissa Villarreal, met with t h e Direct o r of S t u d e n t Life Ellen Awad to discuss t h e o p t i o n s of bringing back this f o r m e r national Latina sorority. Students w a n t e d t o bring Theta G a m m a Pi back into action in an effort t o fulfill t h e n e e d s for those s t u d e n t s w h o c o m e f r o m colorful b a c k g r o u n d s , establishing t h e sorority t o f o c u s o n multiculturalism and diversity, in contrast t o t h e national Latina sorority of the past. After m u c h discussion and approval by t h e C a m p u s Life Board, it was decided that Theta G a m m a Pi was to r e t u r n t o Hope's c a m p u s as a local soror-

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ity. In spring 2010, t h e Theta G a m m a Pi sorority w a s ren e w e d with a h a n d f u l of eager and excited m e m b e r s . In h o p e s of bringing females with great ideas a n d cultural w i s d o m t o gether, t h e T h e t a s currently have 17 active m e m b e r s t h a t have j u m p - s t a r t e d this sorority. "As a multicultural sorority, we h o p e to p r o m o t e diversity o n c a m p u s . W e h o p e to include w o m e n with all s o r t s of differing backgrounds—race, gender, soc i o - e c o n o m i c status, nationality.

ethnic group, abilities and disabilities, religious beliefs, sexua orientation, age, etc," said Kate Hickox (13), a Pan-Hellenic representative of Theta G a m m a Pi. All t h e m e m b e r s of the Theta G a m m a Pi sorority share this c o m m o n goal. W i t h only 11 percent of H o p e s t u d e n t s identifying themselves as persons of color, according to t h e 2010-2011 H o p e College Catalog, this sorority is a great step f o r w a r d t o m a k e all H o p e s t u d e n t s m o r e SEE

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The Christmas spirit provokes attitude of service on campus

Wednesday Dec. 8 Nursing Department SimMan 3G Open House

• S E R V I C E , f r o m page 1 Cayes, Haiti. " C o n t r i b u t i n g Beanie Babies is just a small way t h a t AED and H o p e College can help Dr. Bill's mission work," G r a c e O s b o r n e ('12) AED Secretary said. Volunteer Services provided an o p p o r t u n i t y for s t u d e n t s t o serve local senior citizens with cookie d e c o r a t i n g at t h e W a r m Friend Nursing H o m e Dec. 6. O n W e d n e s d a y , Dec. 8, a g r o u p of s t u d e n t s will m e e t at t h e DeWitt flagpole to sing C h r i s t m a s carols at local nursing h o m e s . Volunteer Services would love t o have your lovely singing voice— t h e m o r e t h e merrier! Please email v o l u n t e e r s @ h o p e . e d u for more information. Other Hope Christmastime events include G r e e n C h r i s t m a s , s p o n s o r e d by H o p e United for Justice. A n array of local, ecofriendly gifts will b e available for p u r c h a s e in t h e M a r t h a Miller first-floor r o t u n d a o n

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Dance Marathon Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser From 5 p . m . - 9 p . m . a s h u t t l e will r u n f r o m t h e D e W i t t flagpole. D o n ' t f o r g e t your c o u p o n . Coupons w i l l b e a c c e p t e d all day a t t h e r e s t a u r a n t .

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A Just Green Christmas 6 : 3 0 p . m . - 9 : 3 0 p.m., M a r t h a Miller Center 1st Floor R o t u n d a . Shop for s u s t a i n a b l e gifts. S p o n s o r e d by Hope United for Justice.

Dew Crew Rally 9 : 3 0 p.m.. DeVos Fieldhouse.

Friday Last Day of Classes Biology Seminar

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3 p.m.. Science Center 1 0 1 9 . " W h a t Are You Eating? Uptake and Structural Recognition of Dietary Lipids by Cellspresented by Dr. Virginia McDonough.

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Dec. 9 f r o m 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. G r e e n gift-wrap will b e provided. C o n s i d e r buying local while helping the sustainability efforts at Hope. If you are u n a b l e to volunteer this C h r i s t m a s season, prayer is a n o t h e r way to help those in need. Students are e n c o u r a g e d to sign-up in h a l f - h o u r time slots for 7 / 1 1 Prayer this week. H o p e S t u d e n t s will b e praying f r o m 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. until Friday Dec. 10. C o n s i d e r signing up for an o p e n slot and giving yourself in prayer. It is easy to forget t h e reason for t h e season in t h e hustle and bustle of school, but participation in any of these activities is a good way to r e m e m b e r that life c a n n o t revolve a r o u n d school. R e m e m b e r to find t i m e t o celebrate t h e season with f r i e n d s and enjoy all that Holland and H o p e College have t o offer.

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Monday Dec. 13 Study Break Breakfast 9 p.m.. Phelps Dining Hall.

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matter, it would be inappropriate for m e or a n y o n e in t h e a d m i n i s t r a t i o n to e n t e r into the conversation" said Frost. The section of t h e policy that has m o s t c o m e u n d e r fire is the following portion: "The College d o e s not c o n d o n e t h e c o m m i s sion of h o m o s e x u a l acts. N e i t h e r d o e s it c o n d o n e o r g a n i z a t i o n s or activities that aim to vindicate t h e m o r a l acceptability of h o m o s e x u a l acts, or t h a t suggest by their m a n n e r of p r e s e n t i n g themselves that they have that a i m in view." H o w e v e r t h e policy also

states that, "The College affirms the right of s t u d e n t s and faculty to p r o p o u n d and defend ideas that may b e at variance with t h e institutional position of t h e College." The full s t a t e m e n t can b e accessed o n Hope's website. Alison Bernard ('11), a m e m ber of H o p e is Ready, expressed c o n c e r n s that t h e s t a t e m e n t o n homosexuality' can cause h a r m . "Because it lacks clarity, it gives power of definition to w h o ever is reading it, and that's a really d a n g e r o u s thing. It s u p p o r t s apathy towards d i s c r i m i n a t o r y practices."

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a w a r e of all t h e m a n y colorful b a c k g r o u n d s in t h e H o p e c o m munity. According to the Thetas, their sorority will help decrease discrimination across c a m p u s o n race, gender, and even socioe c o n o m i c status. Their h o p e s a r e to have H o p e s t u d e n t s increase their u n d e r s t a n d i n g o n t h e different backg r o u n d s of multicultural H o p e s t u d e n t s , as well as to m a k e every race feel c o m f o r t a b l e o n campus. Theta G a m m a Pi provides a way for w o m e n to advocate and e d u c a t e o n behalf of t h o s e minorities not o f t e n h e a r d o n Hope'c c a m p u s . "In my opinion, there a r e n u m e r o u s reasons why p r o m o t i n g diversity is extremely i m p o r tant," said Hickox. "For one, it helps prevent discrimination, decrease stereotypes, a n d create an inclusive e n v i r o n m e n t . Further, increasing e d u c a t i o n about,

and u n d e r s t a n d i n g of, o t h e r cultures allows for increased personal growth and feelings of self-value." "It is i m p o r t a n t t o have organizations o n c a m p u s that help make minorities feel m o r e c o m fortable and like an integral part of c a m p u s . Theta G a m m a Pi provides a u n i q u e o p p o r t u n i t y to d o this as it is t h e first and only Greek Life organization o n c a m p u s for which this is a prim a r y focus," said Hickox. The Thetas are trying to spice up Hope's c a m p u s and create a knowledgeable e n v i r o n m e n t for all students. Because of their recent formation, they did not und e r g o a fall rush but are eager to have a spring r u s h in t h e u p c o m ing s e m e s t e r of 2011 along with t h e rest of Hope's established sororities. If you are interested in joining, be sure to look for t h e m d u r i n g spring 2011 rush.


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The publication of m o r e than 250,000 U.S. State D e p a r t m e n t diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks is considered to be, according to Time magazine, "the largest u n a u t h o r i z e d release of contemporary classified i n f o r m a t i o n in history." This leak forced a lockdown o n intelligence sharing and invoked n e w protocol to be followed w h e n sharing s e c r e t d o c u m e n t s b e t w e e n agencies. Overall, t h e State D e p a r t m e n t d o c u m e n t s c o n t a i n e d i n f o r m a t i o n revealing t h e secrets of world leaders. The release of these d o c u m e n t s could lead to possible b r e a k d o w n s in c o u n t r y ties. O n Nov. 29, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held a press c o n f e r e n c e t o address t h e WikiLeaks release of confidential documents. "Every country, including t h e U n i t e d States, m u s t be able t o have c a n d i d conversations a b o u t t h e p e o p l e and nations with w h o m they deal. A n d every country, including the United States, m u s t be able t o have honest, private dialogue

Potter Stewart said that "when 54,651,765. This increase is m o s t with o t h e r countries a b o u t e v e r y t h i n g is classified, then probably d u e to increase in t h e issues of c o m m o n c o n c e r n . . . W e n o t h i n g is classified." This is n u m b e r of individuals w h o have c o u n t o n t h e space of t r u s t that b e c a u s e as m o r e d o c u m e n t s are access to that i n f o r m a t i o n . confidentiality provides. W h e n d e e m e d secret a n d m o r e p e o p l e Similar to t h e WikiLeaks someone breaches that trust, have access to we are all w o r s e handle these off for it. A n d secrets in so despite s o m e m o r e areas of of the rhetoric t h e world, it is we've  heard much harder these past few to keep track of days, confidential them. communications The f o u n d e r d o not r u n c o u n t e r of WikiLeaks, to the public Julian Assange, interest. They faces much are f u n d a m e n t a l animosity from t o o u r ability to the United serve t h e public States and interest." o t h e r global The n u m b e r of PHOTO COURTESY OF ASSOCIATED P R E S S nations. Born secret d o c u m e n t s W I K I L E A K S F O U N D E R — Julian Assange, W i k i L e a k s in Australia, within t h e United f o u n d e r , s p e a k s a t a n e w s c o n f e r e n c e a t t h e G e n e v a this ' computer States h a s risen p r e s s c l u b in G e n e v a , S w i t z e r l a n d . hacker turned 75 percent fugitive political activist started incident, in 1971, d o c u m e n t s f r o m 105,163 in 1996 a n d to t h e WikiLeaks O r g a n i z a t i o n o n were leaked to t h e W a s h i n g t o n 183,224 in 2009, according to t h e idea t h a t confidentiality in Post and t h e N e w York Times t h e U.S. I n f o r m a t i o n Security g o v e r n m e n t affairs is a disrespect that detailed t h e United States' O v e r s i g h t Office. F r o m 1996 t o those being governed; all involvement in V i e t n a m . In t o 2009, t h e d o c u m e n t s a n d i n f o r m a t i o n t o be f r e e for t h e discussing his j u d g m e n t over other communications created public t o use. In an interview t h e P e n t a g o n Papers case this as a result of t h e s e c r e t s has with T i m e m a g a z i n e via Skype year. S u p r e m e C o u r t Justice increased f r o m 5,685,462 to

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Jobless benefits expire Tensions continue in the Koreas A f t a n Snyder CO-NATIONAL EDITOR

As the holiday season a p p r o a c h e s , 2 million A m e r i c a n s w h o have b e e n u n e m p l o y e d for up t o 99 weeks face t h e loss of their jobless benefits. At m i d n i g h t Nov. 30 a s h o r t - t e r m expansion of these benefits expired, and Republicans and D e m o c r a t s fail t o agree o n h o w best to e x t e n d t h e m . Jobless benefits usually expire after a period of six m o n t h s , b u t after t h e recession in 2007 C o n g r e s s voted to extend t h e m for up t o 99 weeks. Last July, Congress decided to extend long-term unemployment insurance only until t h e end of N o v e m b e r . As D e c e m b e r trickles away. Republicans and D e m o c r a t s struggle to find a compromise. "There's just n o c u r r e n t . . . p l a n or schedule for e x t e n d i n g these benefits, and I think this is just wrong," said D e m o c r a t i c S e n a t o r Dick Durbin to news agencies. W h i l e the H o u s e has tried and failed t o extend t h e benefits, t h e Senate has yet t o bring it up o n t h e floor. According to Durbin, D e m o c r a t s don't have e n o u g h votes t o bring it up for discussion. "It n e e d s to be p a r t of a package to attract Republican votes, and we f o u n d t h e last t i m e around, I think, we had two Republican votes - that wouldn't b e enough," he said. Republicans, meanwhile, hesitate to e n d o r s e a benefits extension program without k n o w i n g where the m o n e y will c o m e f r o m or h o w it will affect t h e nation's $13.8 trillion debt. Last year's jobless benefits cost $160 billion. Recently s w o r n - i n Illinois

Republican Sen. M a r k Kirk explained t o n e w s sources that, "If [extending t h e jobless benefits) is paid for by c u t t i n g o t h e r i t e m s in t h e budget, I will b e a yes vote. If it's a d d e d to f u r t h e r d e b t s of t h e United States, no." R h o d e Island D e m o c r a t i c Sen. JackReeddisagreedwithKirkand d e f e n d e d his party's position t o extend u n e m p l o y m e n t benefits for a year w i t h o u t c u t t i n g o t h e r i t e m s in t h e budget. "We've always d o n e it o n an e m e r g e n c y basis, b e c a u s e it truly is an emergency," Reed said. "We haven't s o u g h t t o offset it, b e c a u s e we've always d e t e r m i n e d t h a t it was necessary t o get t h e m o n e y t o t h e people w h o could use it, w h o n e e d e d it desperately, and we should d o that again." Reed p r o p o s e d that t h e Senate s h o u l d e n d o r s e t h e extension. Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown objected. "Make n o mistake," he said, "I agree that [those losing benefits] need help, b u t I look at it as: Are we going to d o it f r o m t h e bank account, or are we going to p u t it o n t h e credit card?" Brown t h e n p r o p o s e d to cut o t h e r g o v e r n m e n t f u n d i n g in order to pay for t h e benefits, w h i c h D e m o c r a t s rejected. The most r e c e n t expiration of jobless benefits will affect nearly 2 million A m e r i c a n s . About 15 million p e o p l e are currently unemployed, and nearly half of t h o s e have b e e n out of work for m o r e than six m o n t h s . This is the highest level of longt e r m u n e m p l o y m e n t since t h e government began keeping track in t h e 1940's. The c u r r e n t unemployment level hovers a r o u n d 9.6 percent.

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North Korea has once again provoked S o u t h Korea with recent bombings on Yeonpyeong Island, 50 miles n o r t h w e s t of t h e South K o r e a n m a i n l a n d in t h e Yellow Sea. Hills a n d h o u s e s blazed after an e s t i m a t e d 50-200 shells were dropped on the unsuspecting citizens of t h e island. South Korea, w h i c h had b e e n participatinginaseriesofmilitary t r a i n i n g exercises, was accused by N o r t h Korea of firing toward t h e N o r t h K o r e a n border, t h u s p r o m p t i n g t h e attack of South Korea's Yeonpyeong Island. According t o Al-Jazeera, a South K o r e a n official r e s p o n d e d by saying that South Korea w a s "conducting usual military drills a n d o u r test shots were aimed toward t h e west, n o t t h e north." Since t h e Nov. 23 b o m b i n g of Yeonpyeong Island, a t h r e a t e n i n g dialogue b e t w e e n N o r t h and South Korea h a s d r a w n t h e c o n c e r n of t h e international c o m m u n i t y . Lee Myung-Bak, president of South Korea, has m a d e it clear in r e c e n t public s t a t e m e n t s t h a t "[the South Korean] military... will sternly retaliate against any f u r t h e r provocations." He c o n t i n u e d : " N o r t h Korea's shelling of Yeonpyeong Island constitutes a clear armed provocation. Furthermore, its reckless shelling of civilian targets is unpardonable. North Korean authorities must take responsibility." In a n o t h e r s t a t e m e n t , M y u n g Bak stressed that, "attacking civilians militarily is an i n h u m a n e c r i m e that is strictly forbidden in a t i m e of war... N o w

C h i n a is o n e of N o r t h Korea's m a j o r suppliers of fuel, food and o t h e r essential goods. C h i n a insists that six-party talks including N o r t h Korea, South Korea, China, the United States, Russia and Japan are m o r e likely t o have an effect. However, officials f r o m Seoul, W a s h i n g t o n and Tokyo are reluctant to participate in such talks as they feel such negotiations would g r a n t a sense of legitimacy to N o r t h Korea, a c o u n t r y incompliant with an international call for the elimination of its nuclear program. According to Reuters.com, "Analysts said t h e N o r t h m a y b e again p u r s u i n g a strategy of calculated provocations to wrest diplomatic and economic concessions f r o m t h e international community." PHOTO COURTESY OF ASSOCIATED P R E S S Last week. N o r t h N I G H T P A T R O L - South Korean Marines Korea added patrol on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea on Monday Dec. 6, 2 0 1 0 . South Korean troops even m o r e fuel continue to practice firing drills despite the to t h e fire after warning from North Korea to stop. a n n o u n c i n g it has m a d e significant advances in its nuclear p r o g r a m . h o p e of stability in t h e region. N o r t h Korea has said that it Yeonpyeong Island and t h e seeks to use its nuclear p r o g r a m d i s p u t e d m a r i t i m e b o r d e r have for energy p r o d u c t i o n , but been host to years of military previous testing of p l u t o n i u m conflict, including incidents in based nuclear w e a p o n s cloud 1999, 2002 and last November. t h e legitimacy of this claim. The Despite w a r n i n g s f r o m N o r t h International A t o m i c Energy Korea, t h e United States and Agency has expressed c o n c e r n South Korea plan to participate over N o r t h Korea's nuclear in a n e w r o u n d of military p r o g r a m after t h e c o u n t r y exercises starting as soon as expulsion of i n s p e c t o r s in 2009. this m o n t h . The U.S. is also N o r t h Korea also c o n t i n u e s t o e n c o u r a g i n g C h i n a to increase evade any d e m a n d s to provide pressure on N o r t h Korea in o r d e r proof of its nuclear progress. to s t o p N o r t h Korean aggression. is t h e t i m e to s h o w action, not a h u n d r e d words," w a r n i n g t h e international c o m m u n i t y that S o u t h Korea will retaliate with military force. Meanwhile, the oftencontroversial S u p r e m e Leader of N o r t h Korea, Kim Jong-Il, has felt n o r e m o r s e for t h e shelling and says that N o r t h Korea will participate in "merciless military attacks with no hesitation if t h e South Korean e n e m y d a r e s to invade o u r sea territory by 0.001 mm." N o r t h Korea maintains that t h e military drills are an act of aggression that diminish any


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Potter's 'Deathly Hallows' teaches everlasting truths The narrative is pretty commajor Harry Potter characters will have even the stoniest of plex: there are the aforemenGUEST WRITER tioned Horcruxes, as well as a people quietly sobbing to t h e m selves. The movie is not all dark- subplot with another group of It's impossible to be objective powerful magical artifacts called ness: Harry, H e r m i o n e and Ron about H a r r y Potter. With someenjoy a wedding and various the deathly hallows, not to m e n thing so e m b e d d e d in popular m o m e n t s of levity, but overall tion the introduction of s o m e culture, so much so that the characters that aid Harry, H e r m the film is bleak...as it should World Quidditch Finals just took ione and Ron with their search be. place in N e w York City a couple for t h e weapons they can use to These characters are no lonof weeks ago, there is no r o o m destroy Lord Voldemort, ger starry-eyed Hogwarts infor middle ground. You either Although the narrative may ductees; they've faced death know what a patronus is, are a be complex, the three actors pull countless times and have no inm e m b e r of S.P.E.W. and someit off with such ease it would tention of running away f r o m the times mutter "accio hot guy" to seem they really did use words d a n g e r o u s fate that awaits them. yourself, or you're a sad muggle. like "cave inimicum" in their real The wonderful thing about how Herein lies the issue with ).K. Rowling and the filmmaklives. making movies out of, arguably, Rupert Grint, as Ron, is noteers crafted "Deathly Hallows" is the most popular series of books worthy only because he has been that the characters we've grown since "Lord of the Rings." With comedic effect in t h e Harry Potup with are suddenly thrust out a p h e n o m e n o n so large that evter movies for so long it was a into the real world. ery child of the '90s (and their Away f r o m the comforting startling revelation that he could parents) has read of the boy wizact as well in dramatic scenes. halls of their hallowed Hogwarts, ard's exploits, how can a movie He was riveting: there was not the world that Harry, H e r m i o n e ever c o m p a r e to |.K. Rowling's one false note in his perforand Ron attempt to navigate is a soaring prose? cruel and unfamiliar place. They, Quite well, actually. as well as we as the audience, "Deathly Hallows" is part are for the first time uncertain o n e of a two-part Harry Potter Caitlin Klask of where they're going and what finale. The second half, coming C O - A R T S EDITOR exactly they are supposed to do. out in the summer, will mark the W h e n was the last time you This uncertainty leads to s o m e end of Harry Potter's immediate heard something perfect? of the most dynamic emotional relevance in society. ! anv v. irr Pitchfork—one of t h e nation's scenes to emerge f r o m t h e Harry The series has an amazing leading music reviewers—gave Potter universe. The pressure of staying power (did you know that Kanye West's new album, "My being the world's last h o p e for "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," deliverance causes the tight-knit Stone" came out in 1997?), and the full 10 stars. 1 searched trio to begin to drift apart. O n e film that was not only the best there is no doubt that Harry Potaround their website for other particularly powerful scene, Harry Potter film of the bunch, ter and the wonderful wizarding albums that have gotten all 10 Ron decides to leave Harry and but o n e that could be appreciworld will charm children and stars. Of course I checked the Hermione, the jealousy he feels ated by even the most casual adults for many years to come... stereotypical critics' favorites towards Harry bubbling angrily Harry Potter fan. but "Deathly Hallows" marks the first, and there have indeed been to t h e surface. Ron is front and The film, at two hours and beginning of the end. other "perfect" albums according center in "Deathly Hallows," beThe film has a lot to tackle. 30 minutes, is best viewed with to Pitchfork. "Daydream Nation" ing all at o n c e a person w o r t h friends and a couple of hankies. Rowling's last novel, considered by Sonic Youth, "Unknown rooting for and a person w o r t h by many her finest, dealt with a As with most finales, the body Pleasures" and "Closer" by Joy hitting with popcorn. c o u n t is high and the deaths of lot of heavy issues the series had Division, and half of Radiohead's and P a v e m e n t s discographies have gotten the glory that is the 10-star review, but not many bands have m a d e it all t h e way th upWelcome, Kanye West, to the c r e a m of the crop. 1 have never enjoyed hip-hop, rap or R&B, but I r e m e m b e r listening to Kanye's "Late Registration" every day on the way to high school my freshman year. "Sometimes I can't believe it when I look up in the mirror," Come celebrate 110 years of Pizza Hut® in t h e Holland area! OK. our first store opened West said on the album, "how we in 1973 on Columbia, but if y o u t o t a l all f o u r of our stores, you get a bigger n u m b e r ! out in Europe, spending euros." 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Compassion International donors bring hope for children Alyssa Alvssa Barlgian Barteian

^ T w o men, one organization, one goal: To help those w h o can't help themselves.

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T h e r e are o r g a n i z a t i o n s d e d i c a t e d to c o n s e r v i n g w o r k s of art a n d there are o r g a n i z a t i o n s g e a r e d t o w a r d i m p r o v i n g the g o v e r n m e n t , b u t C o m p a s s i o n I n t e r n a t i o n a l is d i f f e r e n t . C o m p a s s i o n I n t e r n a t i o n a l i s o n e o f m a n y o r g a n i z a t i o n s i n v o l v e d in h e l p i n g c h i l d r e n w h o l i v e w i t h l i t t l e f o o d , w a t e r a n d h o p e . C o m p a s s i o n h a s a u n i q u e p r e s e n c e o n H o p e C o l l e g e ' s c a m p u s . A l t h o u g h it m a y n o t b e e v i d e n t at H o p e C o l l e g e at first g l a n c e , m a n y s t u d e n t s are i n v o l v e d w i t h this o r g a n i z a t i o n . T w o s e n i o r s at H o p e , J o n W i e l e n g a a n d B r y a n t R u s s , s h a r e d their stories a n d w h a t C o m p a s s i o n m e a n s to them. S i n c e 1 9 5 2 , C o m p a s s i o n h a s h e l p e d c h i l d r e n in n e e d o f a s s i s t a n c e . T h e o r g a n i z a t i o n w a s f o u n d e d b y R e v . E v e r e t t S w a n s o n . W h e n S w a n s o n r e t u r n e d to the U n i t e d S t a t e s a f t e r t r a v e l i n g as a p r e a c h e r t h r o u g h S o u t h K o r e a , h i s heart felt m o v e d to b e g i n the C o m p a s s i o n organization. A c c o r d i n g to C o m p a s s i o n ' s official website, c o m p a s s i o n . c o m , " C o m p a s s i o n International exists as a Christian child a d v o c a c y ministry that releases children f r o m spiritual, e c o n o m i c , social a n d physical poverty and enables t h e m to b e c o m e responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.,, • . i C o m p a s s i o n b e g a n by providing basic n e e d s and Christian training to K o r e a n W a r orphans. N o w , C o m p a s s i o n helps over 1 million children around the world.

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placed it o n my h e a r t t o d o this, so I was like, I ' m g o i n g t o d o it."

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S p o n s o r i n g a child f r o m C o m p a s s i o n has a f f e c t e d W i e l e n g a s

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c o n t i n e n t o f Asia and b i n d s kids t h a t c o m e f r o m e x t r e m e l y u n d e r -

C o m p a s s i o n , g e t t i n g a l e t t e r in t h e mail d e s c r i b i n g w h a t a day was

p r i v i l e g e d situations."

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get a b u c k e t of w a t e r . T h i n g s like that m a k e you t h i n k . All I have t o

p a r t s of t hei r lives, physical aspects of t h e i r lives and p r o v i d e s t h e m

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w a t e r as I w a n t . "

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W i e l e n g a first b e c a m e involved w i t h C o m p a s s i o n this August

scious of t h e issues are a p e r s o n a l discipline. "As m u c h as organiza-

w h e n o n e of his h o u s e m a t e s s u g g e s t e d t h e idea t o h i m . W i e l e n g a said

t i o n s t r y really h a r d t o r e m i n d you o f h o w m u c h you have b e e n

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blessed w i t h , I t h i n k it is p e r s o n a l discipline that can b e r e s u l t e d

along w i t h d o n a t i n g m o n e y t o a n o t h e r similar o r g a n i z a t i o n , G o s p e l

f r o m just practicing basic disciplines of fasting," W i e l e n g a said.

f o r Asia. D e s p i t e t h e s t r u g g l e of today's e c o n o m y that affects m a n y stu-

H e a d d e d , " T h a t ' s o n e of t h e nice things a b o u t fasting. It m a k e s Jon Wielenga

d e n t s , W i e l e n g a d e c i d e d that G o d w o u l d have t o t a k e full

you realize you d o n ' t necessarily n e e d w h a t you a r c fasting f r o m w h e t h e r i t s F a c e b o o k f o r college s t u d e n t s o r even l o o d f o r a day."

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Bryant R u s s , a s e n i o r at H o p e f r o m Lansing, M i c h . , felt t h e call

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t o s p o n s o r a child t h r o u g h C o m p a s s i o n as well.

affects h i m .

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Russ said, "I wish I c o u l d say t h a t it d o e s m o r e . I d o n ' t k n o w if

passion is "a m e d i u m by w h i c h I can b e u s e f u l w i t h my m o n e y . " Russ

it affects m e a w h o l e lot. I have e x t r a m o n e y and I w o u l d like t o

said, " T h e r e a r e ways t o s p e n d m o n e y . I ' m a firm believer that we

use it well. H o p e f u l l y it will a f f e c t t h e k i d . . . I w r i t e t o h i m o n c e

a r e called t o use n o t j u s t 10 p e r c e n t of o u r m o n e y , b u t all of o u r

a m o n t h and I t h i n k a b o u t h i m f o r a little bit, b u t it d o e s n ' t affect

m o n e y , e v e r y t h i n g w e have t o b e u s e d by G o d . W e a r e his s t e w a r d s

m e that m u c h . "

of it. C o m p a s s i o n is a cool w a y t o u s e t h a t m o n e y f o r a g o o d cause."

" W h a t ' s cool a b o u t C o m p a s s i o n is that it takes a w h o l e g r o u p

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companies our name. Maybe this s o u n d s like I'm trying to justify my career choices; b u t I can honestly say that I have absolutely no idea what else I could do other t h a n journalism. I feel about writing a s p o r t s article the way my friend Meghan feels a b o u t going to her youth ministry internship: alive and like I'm using a Godgiven talent. I truly believe that there are students at this school who are going to change the world in some way—Hope is a community of movers and shakers after all—but the vast majority of us are going to end up in every-day jobs where it will be our actions that let others see Christ. Let's leave them a witness too strong to ever be ignored.

are sick of hearing the stories, but I can't stop talking and thinking about it because I am just so happy. In fact, I can't imagine doing anything else. All this said, I still have days when I feel like a bad person for not wanting to work in a ministry-related job. But we can't all be pastors. W e can't all work at non-profits. sports journalism. The world we live in is broken and At a school like H o p e w h e r e so many needs people of strong faith to be in s t u d e n t s d r e a m of changing t h e world careers where they can influence those t h r o u g h ministry or medicine, it's easy around them. The greed and me-first atto feel shallow for wanting to spend t h e titude reflected in our country has crenext 30 or 40 years getting paid to atated a situation that appears hopeless. t e n d professional sporting events. But However, for those of us called to m o r e I've discovered that while it's easy to "traditional" careers, we have an increda d m i r e those individuals and appreciible opportunity to serve the Lord as ate their passions (and occasionally relate to them), not all of us are m e a n t for well as society. Working as an accountant or doctor that path. or sports journalist doesn't mean that I have an incredible internship this we're shallow and care only a b o u t ouryear that has afforded me the o p p o r t u nity to experience the world of profes- selves. Each of us has equal chances to share Christ, w h e t h e r it is through our sional sports: I have loved every minute. I'm pretty sure that all my friends actions or through the job title that ac-

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Until this year, I've never felt t h e stress of e x a m week. Tests? N o big deal. Papers? G e t t h e m d o n e a h e a d of t i m e . G r o u p projects? Piece of cake. For t h r e e years of college and all of m y a c a d e m i c years prior, I was t h a t s t u d e n t w h o m everyone else hated: t h e o n e w h o works ahead.« So w h e n e v e r y o n e else w a s pulling their hair out trying to get things d o n e o n time, I was out baking cookies and m a k i n g s u r e they were still alive. W h e t h e r t h a t helped or m a d e t h e m m a d b e c a u s e I had t i m e to do that, n o o n e has ever

Outside looking out A reminder Sam Tzou Guest Columnist At this t i m e of t h e school year, it's always nice w h e n there's a nice pick m e - u p or s o m e sort of e n c o u r a g e m e n t . Exams, p a p e r s and lab r e p o r t s are m o r e n u m e r o u s t h a n t h e n u m b e r of w o r d s in this c o l u m n . A n d no m a t t e r h o w hard you study or w o r k , n o t h ing goes right. A n d t h o s e three weeks of w i n t e r break can't b e c o m i n g any slower. A source of c o m f o r t this week c o m e s f r o m a very u n likely source. Steven Johnson NFL wide receiver of t h e Buffalo Bills w a s in a position to d o w h a t m a n y d r e a m of, but few get t h e o p p o r t u n i t y . W i t h t h e g a m e tied in overtime against t h e heavily favored Pittsburgh Steelers, J o h n s o n d r o p p e d a g a m e winn i ng pass. Johnson failed at catching and holding o n t o t h e football: t h e o n e reason h e m a k e s m o n ey. Johnson's slip u p was t h e Bills' best chance, as t h e Steelers scored m i n u t e s later. Johnson w a s n e a r to tears in t h e p o s t g a m e conference. Johnson's d r o p wouldn't be s o i m p o r t a n t

and wouldn't d r a w so m u c h att e n t i o n except for w h a t followed o n his Twitter account. I PRAISE Y O U 24/7!!!!!! A N D T H I S H O W Y O U D O ME!!!!! Y O U E X P E C T M E T O LEARN FROM THIS??? HOW???!!! ILL NEVER F O R G E T THIS!! EVER!!! T H X THO... Aside f r o m t h e capital letter, and t h e horrible g r a m m a r and excessive p u n c t u a t i o n marks, J o h n s o n s post was o n e that was under scrutiny because he ' b l a m e d God." From here we can simply walk away and shake our h e a d s at a n o t h e r n u t c a s e in sports. But let's say we were to give Johnson a chance. A s e c o n d look shows that Johnson didn't just q u e s t i o n G o d , h e also t h a n k s h i m . Taking Johnson's m i n d s e t , w e can see that his twitter statem e n t s obviously are not p l a n n e d , (hence t h e h o r r i d p u n c t u a t i o n ) . He naturally started c o m p l a i n ing t o G o d , but what we also see is that h e also "naturally" takes t h e t i m e to t h a n k G o d . W h a t I would like to suggest is t h a t Johnson's a t t i t u d e strangely m i r r o r s that of t h e Bible, specifically Job and Psalms. You can reread t h a t sentence

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HOCKEY SPLITS WEEKEND Hope's hockey t e a m split w e e k e n d g a m e s with Calvin o n Dec. 3 a n d 4. O n Dec. 3, the Flying D u t c h m e n traveled t o G r a n d Rapids, w h e r e they fell to t h e Knights, 4-3. Justin Glick ('14), C o u r t Fall ('13) and Brett Kopinski ('11) s c o r e d for H o p e . Junior goalkeeper David N o wicki s t o p p e d 21 of 2 5 shots o n t h e evening. T h e next day, Calvin c a m e to t h e Edge Ice A r e n a in Holland t o t a k e o n H o p e . H o p e t r i u m p h e d in t h e h o m e g a m e with a score of 5-2. C h r i s Kunn e n (12), Jake G r e e n ('13), and Kevin D e a n e ('14) each scored o n c e in t h e D u t c h m e n ' s victory, a n d Glick scored twice. S e a n L a D o u c e ('13) s t o p p e d 24 of 26 shots. The D u t c h m e n n o w have a 14-2 record.

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C o m p r i s e d of 11 r e t u r n i n g etter w i n n e r s and four players w h o w e r e o n t h e 2009-2010 j u n i o r varsity roster, t h e H o p e men's basketball t e a m is looking t o channel its experience into w i n s this season, with five away g a m e s already u n d e r their belt. For t h e first t i m e in four decades, the t e a m is u n d e r the leadership of a n e w coach. M a t t Neil, a m e m b e r of the H o p e coaching staff since 1985, believes that t h r o u g h m e n t a l t o u g h n e s s and improving every game, t h e t e a m will elevate to victory. "It's n o t so m u c h w h e r e you start, it's w h e r e you finish," Neil said. So far t h e t e a m is 2-3, suffering losses to D a v e n p o r t (81-64), Cornerstone (8576) and C a r t h a g e (70-71) a n d w i n n i n g against A q u i n a s (92-69) and W h e a t o n (80-74). C a p t a i n s Will Bowser ('11), Peter B u n n ('11) and David K r o m b e e n ( 1 2 ) agree their team's s t r e n g t h t h u s far lies in its ability to i m p r o v e with each game. "Right n o w we are dealing with quite a few injuries a n d s o m e extremely good c o m p e t i t i o n o u r first six games," Bowser said. " O u r h o p e is t o g r o w as m u c h as possible t h r o u g h these first g a m e s , so that we are e q u i p p e d with full s t r e n g t h in February and March." W i t h l o n g - t e r m goals in

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL DEFEATS ALMA The w o m e n ' s basketball t e a m b e g a n their M I A A season o n Dec. 4 with a 70-44 win against Alma. The Flying D u t c h led t h r o u g h o u t t h e game, starting off quick with an 11-2 lead w i t h in t h e first four m i n u t e s of play. Erika Bruinsma ('11) and M i r a n da DeKuiper ('11) led t h e scoring for t h e Dutch, p u t t i n g up 12 and 11 points, respectively. Carrie Snikkers ('11) pulled d o w n seven of t h e team's 4 5 r e b o u n d s while B r u i n s m a a d d e d six. The w o m e n are n o w 6-0.

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F I R E U P — The m e n ' s b a s k e t b a l l t e a m opens Its h o m e season w i t h t h e Holland S e n t i n e l Comm u n i t y T o u r n a m e n t o n Dec. 1 0 and 1 1 . w i n n i n g t h e M I A A , taking first in t h e league t o u r n a m e n t a n d m a k i n g s o m e serious noise in t h e national t o u r n a m e n t , t h e t e a m plans to take t h e season o n e g a m e at a t i m e and focus o n its next o p p o n e n t only. "It's hard to f o c u s o n big hopes without working hard at realizing t h e little o n e s first," K r o m b e e n said. "We n e e d t o w i n s o m e of these t o u g h n o n c o n f e r e n c e g a m e s to start t h e season and w e can m o v e o n f r o m there." A c o n t i n u a l focus of t h e D u t c h m e n has b e e n to d e f e n d

harder. Neil said w o r k i n g to u n d e r s t a n d and anticipate their o p p o n e n t ' s actions is key to s h a r p e n i n g t h e team's skills. "If we play hard and s m a r t for t h e full 40 m i n u t e s , we will be h a r d t o beat," K r o m b e e n said. " W e have s h o w n t h e ability t o score early in t h e season, b u t our d e f e n s e n e e d s to constantly keep improving." In a d d i t i o n t o focusing o n keeping its d e f e n s e strong, coach Neil p l a n s t o instill a long lasting m e n t a l t o u g h n e s s in his players. " W h i l e there are always p e o p l e t h a t w a n t to see you fail.

it is i m p o r t a n t to be mentally tough and not let obstacles get in t h e way of achieving your end result," Neil said. W h i l e every g a m e is viewed as equally important, the D u t c h m e n always look f o r w a r d to playing its rival Calvin. " N o t h i n g gets o u r t e a m m o r e fired up t h a n playing Calvin," c e n t e r A d a m Dickerson ( 1 1 ) said. "It is an experience difficult to explain." R a n k e d f o u r t h in ESPN's greatest college rivalries, t h e first H o p e - C a l v i n g a m e is s c h e d u l e d t o take place at DeVos o n Jan. 5.

Swimming teams reach season midpoint relay t e a m of Sarah S o h n ( 1 2 ) , Bethany Schmall ( 1 4 ) , Skylar Darish ( 1 4 ) and Westrate.

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T h o u g h for s o m e w i n t e r s p o r t s t e a m s t h e season has just b e g u n , t h e men's a n d w o m e n ' s s w i m m i n g and diving t e a m s hit t h e halfway point of their season o n Dec. 3 and 4 at t h e W h e a t o n Invitational. The men's t e a m finished third o u t of five t e a m s at t h e m e e t . A n d r e w Rose ( 1 2 ) , Nick H a z e k a m p (13), and Michael Huisingh (12) c a p t u r e d first place in t h e 500-yard freestyle, t h e 200.yard b a c k s t r o k e and t h e 200yard breaststroke, respectively. O n t h e w o m e n ' s side, t h e Flying D u t c h took f o u r t h place o u t of six t e a m s at t h e invitational. Libby W e s t r a t e ( 1 3 ) finished first in t h e 200-yard freestyle, as did t h e 800-yard freestyle

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The men's team, which h a s w o n t h e c o n f e r e n c e title for t h e past t h r e e years, r e m a i n s u n d e f e a t e d in t h e c o n f e r e n c e and 3-1 overall. Though g r a d u a t i o n r e m o v e d s o m e key m e m b e r s f r o m last year's squad, the t e a m has a d j u s t e d well, said c o - c a p ta in Brian Yount (12). "Our senior class was extremely talented last year, a n d to lose t h e m has p r e s e n t e d m a n y n e w challenges t o t h e team," Yount said. "However, our t e a m h a s r e s p o n d e d well and has p e r f o r m e d b e y o n d expectations." C o a c h John P a t n o t t n a m e d Rose as o n e particular s w i m m e r w h o h a s s t e p p e d u p this season. "Andrew Rose is s w i m m i n g extremely well, well a h e a d of his efforts f r o m last year," P a t n o t t said.

C o - c a p t a i n Patrick Frayer ( 1 2 ) and Yount also said Jake H u n t ( 1 4 ) a n d Josh Grabijas ( 1 3 ) have been doing well this season. "Jake h a s e m e r g e d as t h e t o p butterflyer o n t h e t e a m and o n e of t h e best in t h e MIAA," Frayer said. "Josh Grabijas c o n t i n u e s to build off his great f r e s h m a n year," Yount said. "He h a s put u p s o m e of t h e fastest d i s t a n c e t i m e s in t h e league so far and will only c o n t i n u e t o get faster." The w o m e n currently hold a 2-2 overall r e c o r d and are 21 in t h e M I A A , with their only c o n f e r e n c e loss c o m i n g f r o m Calvin o n Nov. 13. The t e a m is led by four captains this year: A n n a Heckenliable (11), Sohn, Alicia Tuuk (11), and Ashley Jasperse ( 1 1 ) . S o h n and Jasperse

are two individuals P a t n o t t said have stood out this year. "Sarah S o h n is significantly ahead of last year in her conditioning," Patnott said. "Ashley Jasperse, o n e of o u r captains, is well a h e a d of last year." S o h n and Jasperse lead th^ t e a m in two events each. S o h n h o l d s the team's best t i m e s in t h e 500- and 1,000-yard freestyle, and Jasperse h a s the team's best t i m e s in the 100- and 200-yard butterfly. The captains said t h a t diver Ky Sheldon ( 1 3 ) and Libby W e s t r a t e ( 1 3 ) have also d o n e very well this season. They have also found t h e entire f r e s h m a n class t o be an impressive, energetic addition to the team. The t e a m s will have a break f r o m c o m p e t i t i o n for t h e next month beforehostingKalamazoo o n Jan. 7. T h o u g h t h e w o m e n ' s t e a m expects it to be a good meet, t h e m e n are particularly looking f o r w a r d to t h e m e e t as a result of their history with the Hornets. "Our dual m e e t against K a l a m a z o o will be an i m p o r t a n t meet for both teams," Yount said. "Kalamazoo is an extremely talented t e a m and o u r biggest challenger to w i n a f o u r t h straight M I A A c h a m p i o n s h i p . W h i l e the dual m e e t will n o t decide w h o wins t h e league, it will still be a great o p p o r t u n i t y to s w i m against great talent and prepare ourselves for t h e M I A A meet."

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