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Students trickle back to Holland as s u m m e r t u r n s to fall, b r i n g i n g life back to the quaint campus. T h e silence of the s u m m e r ceases. Sidewalks fill with the chatter of students, new a n d old. F r e s h m e n s p e n d their m u c h anticipated orientation weekend scattered across c a m p u s as they begin their f o u r year j o u r n e y a n c h o r e d in the soil of H o p e . T h e first few days a r e favored by m a n y with the absence of classes a n d the w a r m t h of the s u m m e r sunshine. T h e chaos of boxes a n d a sea of cars swarming c a m p u s streets f a d e as the students convene in the p i n e grove to kick off the semester with the a n n u a l picnic. T h e year begins. Amidst the typical stacks of textbooks, late nights spent in the library a n d lack of sleep lives the vibrant Dutch cu l t u re which defines the c a m p u s , both in its n a m e s a n d traditions. In this, H o p e is u n i q u e . Eenheid embodies the spirit of the s t u d e n t body a n d faculty within a town of w o o d e n clogs a n d tulips. T h e vibrant s t u d e n t life exhibits a Christian r o o t e d harmonie. T h e prestigious academic rigor of the classroom verb hid students to the w o n d e r s of the world. Students seek identieit a m o n g the small c o m m u n i t y t h r o u g h self expression a n d t h r o u g h athletic talent, w h e r e o n e pushes their body a n d m i n d to synchroniseer with the r o a r of the D u t c h m e n spirit. Outside of the classroom a n d b e y o n d the fields a n d courts, students rzavielev in g r o u p s of interest a n d he hoar with eir Greek b r o t h e r s a n d sisters across campus, displaying the t r u e Eenheid of the small Dutch school.

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getting messy I A m e m b e r of t h e class of 2 0 1 3 a d d s his hand print the freshman orientation banner. Creating a b a n n e r of h a n d prints has b e c o m e an O r i e n t a t i o n tradition.

reunited I T w o o r i e n t a t i o n assistants h u g a f t e r a long day of work m o v i n g f r e s h m e n into Kollen Hall. O r i e n t a t i o n directors a n d assistants s p e n t all of Friday a f t e r n o o n c a r r y i n g new s t u d e n t s ' belongings into their new h o m e s at H o p e .

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orientation fovorites Playfair was f u n . I never e x p e c t e d to r e m e m b e r all those faces, b u t at least you know faces o n c a m p u s . I was n e w a n d d i d n ' t know a n y o n e until orientation. O r a n g e a n d Blue for You was also hilarious. 1 loved the p a r t w h e r e they w e r e d a n c i n g d u r i n g the Phelps scramble." - J e n n i f e r Kragt ('13) It s nice because you get to know a lot of p e o p l e outside of j u s t w h e r e you live." - A n d r e a Dimet ('13)

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a new ite at hope Over 800 s t u d e n t s a r r i v e d at H o p e College o n Friday, A u g u s t 28th, 2009, l u g g a g e l a d e n a n d e x h a u s t e d f r o m their l o n g car rides. T h e skies w e r e gray a n d dismal, b u t these new f r e s h m e n w e r e too a n x i o u s a n d excited to take notice of t h e w e a t h e r . T h e y w e r e r e a d y to begin O r i e n t a t i o n , to move into their new h o m e s , a n d start a new c h a p t e r of their lives. O n c e t h e chaos of b u i l d i n g lofts a n d b u y i n g books a n d m a k i n g b e d s d i e d d o w n , e v e r y o n e was invited to a pizza d i n n e r at Phelps D i n i n g Hall to wind d o w n a bit b e f o r e the real business started. Following d i n n e r a n d m e e t i n g s was t h e O r i e n t a t i o n E x t r a v a g a n z a , a g a m e show held in D i m n e n t C h a p e l b r o u g h t t h e first y e a r s t u d e n t s back to the days of fifth g r a d e with questions r e l e v a n t to t h e early 2000s. S a t u r d a y n i g h t b r o u g h t a b o u t t h e m o s t talked a b o u t e v e n t of the w e e k e n d , Playfair. O r i e n t a t i o n assistants carefully k e p t t h e details of Playfair a secret f r o m the f r e s h m e n . W h a t they f o u n d was a c o r n u c o p i a of i c e b r e a k e r activities, effectively i n t r o d u c i n g each s t u d e n t to at least o n e third of t h e i r e n t i r e class. "It k i n d of r e m i n d e d m e of [the activities we did in] high school, b u t I liked how the u p p e r c l a s s m e n o r i e n t a t i o n l e a d e r s w e r e so into it. It m a d e m e feel m o r e comfortable," a first y e a r s t u d e n t said. T h e e v e n t of t h e day f o r S u n d a y was the o p e n i n g convocation, i n d u c t i n g t h e f r e s h m a n class into H o p e College. T h e c o n f l u e n c e of s t u d e n t s was particularly special as it was t h e last time t h a t every single s t u d e n t of t h e class of 2013 would c o n v e n e until g r a d u a t i o n . T h i s year, t h e a m o u n t of f r e s h m a n totaled 803, the f o u r t h highest ever. M o n d a y c o n c l u d e d t h e O r i e n t a t i o n c o m m o t i o n with a L a b o r Day picnic a n d " G r o o v i n ' in t h e Grove," a time f o r p r a i s e a n d w o r s h i p . A f t e r all was said a n d d o n e , first year s t u d e n t s h a d f o u n d a new h o m e in H o p e College, t h a n k s to all of t h e o r i e n t a t i o n directors a n d assistants.ÂŽ by caitlin klask

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come together I T w o s t u d e n t s enjoy o n e of t h e m a n y g a m e s at Playfair. Playfair is an a n n u a l O r i e n t a t i o n event that consists of m a n y f u n g a m e s a n d ice b r e a k e r s that allow m e m b e r s of t h e f r e s h m a n class to m e e t new people.

I team w o r k I An o r i e n t a t i o n g r o u p meets in t h e p i n e grove. T h e g r o u p s were d e s i g n e d to allow n e w s t u d e n t s to l e a r n a b o u t life at H o p e a n d get to know p e o p l e o u t s i d e of their d o r m p r i o r to t h e start of classes.

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the tradition endures O n O c t o b e r 3 r d , 2009, the Pull tradition e n d u r e d as t h e s o p h o m o r e class of 2012 pulled against the new f r e s h m a n class of 2013. T h e t e a m s p u s h e d t h r o u g h the heat, cold, a n d p o u r i n g rain for t h r e e weeks j u s t to p r e p a r e for this epic battle across the m u r k y Black River. Pit 8 puller Eric L u n d e r b e r g ('12) said, " T h e t h r e e weeks of practice w e r e e x h a u s t i n g , b u t it all c a m e t o g e t h e r o n Pull Day." Finally, those t h r e e weeks of practice w e r e p u t to the test with the start of the 112th Pull. Both sides h a d high expectations. O d d year h a d their t h r e e year w i n n i n g streak to u p h o l d , while even year h a d their losing streak to b r e a k . In the e n d , only o n e t e a m was victorious a n d e a r n e d the r i g h t to take the traditional swim in the Black River. "Every time we h e a v e d , 1 could see the h u g e smiles on o u r coaches faces a n d I k n e w that we h a d won. All 1 could p i c t u r e was t h e m saying, 'Reel it in!' a n d t h e n s p r i n t i n g into that river," pit 8 m o r a l e r J e n n i f e r M u i s e n g a ('12) said. T h e o d d year team, however, faced g r e a t difficulty. "Pull was a m a z i n g . Pull day was a m a z i n g too, however, it was j u s t a slice of the pull e x p e r i e n c e . You m a k e so m a n y f r i e n d s a n d p u t so m u c h e f f o r t into practice that the h o u r a n d eight m i n u t e s d i d n ' t a m o u n t . Overall, it was life changing," pit 17 m o r a l e r CristiEllen Zarvas ('13) said. As the teams p r o g r e s s e d into the c o m p e t i t i o n , the o d d year coaches w e r e f o r c e d to r e m o v e pullers a n d m o r a l e r s f r o m their pits a n d m o v e the a n c h o r f o r w a r d . After a g r u e l i n g 68 m i n u t e s , 82 feet of r o p e g a i n e d , a n d the 1 12th Pull e n d e d with the first even year victory in f o u r years. I

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w 17 up! i A " 1 7 up" is w h e n t h e puller in pit 17 stands u p to hold his entire team u p with the r o p e w r a p p e d a r o u n d his a r m s . O d d year's pit 17 puller, J o h n Firek ('13), e n d u r e s t h e pain while t h e a n c h o r readjusts t h e r o p e a r o u n d his body.

I sophomores win, then they swim! I T h e s o p h o m o r e class celebrates their first victory in f o u r years as they take t h e traditional swim in t h e Black River. A l t h o u g h t h e water was quite cold, t h e e n t i r e '12 Pull team, their coaches, a n d even year a l u m n i all willingly j u m p e d in.

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a considerable burden I A l t h o u g h h e was in a great a m o u n t of p a i n , o d d year's a n c h o r p e r s e v e r e d until t h e 112th Pull was over. For 68 m i n u t e s T h o m a s Gable {'13) held t h e r o p e a r o u n d his b o d y a t t e m p t i n g to stabilize his t e a m while even year h e a v e d . His m o r a l e r , Christina A a r d e m a {'13) focused h e r a t t e n t i o n to t h e f r o n t of t h e pits to g u i d e Gable.

anchor wants to heave! I "You h a v e to get to t h e back of y o u r pit, Larry," even year a n c h o r coach Scottie Scott ('10) said. Even year A n c h o r L a r r y L a u g h l i n ('12) a n d his m o r a l e r Marly Borovich {'12) focus o n t h e coaches giving t h e m call sets a n d o n their t e a m in f r o n t of t h e m .

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"Pull was t h r e e of the most difficult weeks of my e n t i r e life. But with all the h a r d s h i p s c a m e a family, p u s h i n g p e r s o n a l b o u n d a r i e s , a n d victory." - A l e x a n d r a Day ('12) "Pull was the greatest e x p e r i e n c e of my life. It is the biggest a d r e n a l i n e r u s h that you will ever get. T h e pulling o n the r o p e a n d the c h e e r i n g of the crowd is an u n f o r g e t t a b l e experience." -Jon Firek ('13)

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run it I T a k i n g his t u r n on the blowup attraction's at this years tailgate, Nick Vanderhovel {'10) tries to make his beanhag into the hoop. Many students had f u n trying to accomplish this while being strapped to a cord that pulled them back.

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Klopcic ('11) and Ryan Tussey ('12) enjoy learning how to line dance at the hoedown. Students busted out their newly learned moves while enjoying the music and the a t m o s p h e r e of the farm.

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My H o p e e x p e r i e n c e has flown by a n d it's b e e n w o n d e r f u l . T h e b o n d s I've built a n d experiences I've h a d at H o p e will c o n t i n u e on after I g r a d u a t e . I a m excitedly anticipating the s u p p o r t I'll have f r o m my classmates a f t e r g r a d u a t i o n . I know that my e x p e r i e n c e s h e r e have s h a r p e n e d w h o I a m as an individual a n d will serve m e well in my f u t u r e relationships a n d c a r e e r . I'll always be p r o u d to be a H o p e Alum!" -Robin Baker ('10)

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uniting past and present T h e arrival of t h e 2 0 0 9 H o m e c o m i n g w e e k e n d r a n g in the 100th year of football at H o p e , a n d the year's n e w festivities a t t r a c t e d a large c r o w d . A l u m n i a n d p a r e n t s arrived to j o i n s t u d e n t s a n d faculty in events s c h e d u l e d t h r o u g h o u t t h e w e e k e n d . After a l e n g t h y r e n o v a t i o n p r o j e c t lasting j u s t over a year, the re-dedication of Graves Hall, held Friday a f t e r n o o n , kicked-off t h e w e e k e n d . T h e goal of t h e p r o j e c t was to r e s t o r e t h e original c h a r m of t h e b u i l d i n g while also b r i n g i n g it into t h e 21st c e n t u r y . Later that evening, the a n n u a l h o e d o w n was h e l d off c a m p u s at T u e s i n k ' s f a r m . Despite t h e cold a n d drizzly w e a t h e r , s t u d e n t s l e a r n e d line d a n c i n g , w e n t o n hayrides, a n d see all of the f a r m animals. " T h e h o e d o w n was g r e a t this year! W e line d a n c e d to Michael J a c k s o n ' s 'Beat It'," Rachael English ('12) said. T h e w e a t h e r m a d e a drastic t u r n o n S a t u r d a y . With the s u n s h i n i n g a n d the wind died d o w n , the c a m p u s kicked off t h e first a n n u a l H o m e c o m i n g Tailgate. S t u d e n t g r o u p s a n d G r e e k organizations set u p b o o t h s in S m a l l e n b u r g P a r k with i n f o r m a t i o n , activities, music, a n d a picnic. T h e u p b e a t e n e r g y of t h e tailgate c a r r i e d o n t o the field as the H o p e College football team c a p t u r e d t h e i r first season victory of 14-6 o v e r t h e Albion Brits. At half time, religion d e p a r t m e n t p r o f e s s o r Steven H o o g e r w e r f was r e c o g n i z e d as t h e recipient of t h e O u t s t a n d i n g Faculty a w a r d , while Michael McAuliffe ( 1 0 ) a n d Robin B a k e r ('10) w e r e c r o w n e d H o m e c o m i n g king a n d cjueen. A l u m n i a n d s t u d e n t s alike also e n j o y e d t h e most r e c e n t a d d i t i o n to the c a m p u s , V a n Andel S t a d i u m . While t h e m e n ' s soccer t e a m did n o t see t h e s a m e o u t c o m e as football, e n d i n g with a loss of 0-1, they d r e w a n impressive c r o w d of a b o u t 1,000 spectators. A f t e r m a n y h o m e c o m i n g a l u m n i a n d p a r e n t s d i s p e r s e d following the g a m e , s t u d e n t s d r e s s e d to t h e n i n e a n d flocked to t h e H a w o r t h C e n t e r f o r t h e a n n u a l H o m e c o m i n g d a n c e . H o s t e d by the S t u d e n t Activities C o m m i t t e e , s t u d e n t s d a n c e d t h e n i g h t away. | by hanna vamer

g a m e on I Q u a r t e r b a c k Chris Feys ('11) waits to call t h e play against Albion d u r i n g t h e H o m e c o m i n g g a m e . T h e Flying Dutch beat o u t t h e Brits in t h e e n d with a score of 14-6.

I let il reign I King Mike McAuliffe ('10), a n d Q u e e n Robin B a k e r ('10) a r e c o n g r a t u l a t e d by t h e rest of t h e n o m i n a t e d c o u r t d u r i n g t h e H o m e c o m i n g halftime. Both w e r e p r e s e n t e d with a tradition of e n g r a v e d w o o d e n shoes as p a r t of their c r o w n i n g .

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fight back T h e 7th a n n u a l Relay f o r Life at H o p e College took place o n N o v e m b e r 13th a n d 14th, 2009, f r o m 7:00 p . m . to 7:00 a.m in the Dow C e n t e r . Relay for Life was a f u n d r a i s i n g event for the American C a n c e r Society, a n d a l t h o u g h the m a i n p u r p o s e of Relay was to raise m o n e y for cancer research a n d c a n c e r patients, the event was held to increase c a n c e r awareness, celebrate t h e lives of survivors, r e m e m b e r those w h o lost their lives to cancer, a n d to b r i n g t o g e t h e r the c o m m u n i t y in the fight against cancer. " T o m e . Relay for life is a g r e a t o p p o r t u n i t y f o r all s t u d e n t s a n d all d i f f e r e n t organizations at H o p e to c o m e t o g e t h e r as o n e to face t h e reality of cancer, look it in the eye, a n d fight back. It's a n incredible b o n d i n g e x p e r i e n c e because you k n o w t h a t you a n d t h e p e r s o n n e x t to you, w h e t h e r t h e y ' r e a f r i e n d of y o u r s or a c o m p l e t e s t r a n g e r , a r e t h e r e for the s a m e reason," J a m i e B e n j a m i n ('12), r e p r e s e n t i n g the Even Year Pull T e a m , said. Daniel A n d e r s o n ('11) also e x p l a i n e d why Relay for Life was significant to him. "Relay is a great t h i n g for college s t u d e n t s to get involved in, especially s t u d e n t organizations like G r e e k Life. Both of my m o t h e r ' s p a r e n t s have h a d some f o r m of cancer a n d seeing what they both went t h r o u g h makes m e realize that every bit of help we d o now, like participating in Relay for Life, will o n e day p r e v e n t s o m e o n e else to go t h r o u g h the s a m e things my g r a n d p a r e n t s a n d my family w e n t t h r o u g h , " A n d e r s o n said. T h e events i n c l u d e d the o p e n i n g c e r e m o n y , t h e cancer survivor lap, the first o p e n i n g lap, the walking a r o u n d the track by t h e various teams, the L u m i n a r i a C e r e m o n y , the Fight Back C e r e m o n y , the Closing C e r e m o n y , a n d the final lap. At Relay for Life, t h e r e w e r e also games, food, a n d a b a n d . H by amy alvine

I rock em sock em I W h o said college s t u d e n t s h a d to act their age? Erin B e h r e n d t ('12) a n d Emily V a n W i e r e n ('12) enjoy j u m p i n g in t h e m o o n b o u n c e a n d using t h e giant b o x i n g gloves.

I color me a picture I T h e w o m e n of the K a p p a Delta Chi sorority kill s o m e time by coloring in their Disney t h e m e d coloring books. K a p p a Delta Chi was o n e of m a n y o n - c a m p u s g r o u p s that s u p p o r t e d Relay for Life.

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the final lap I V a r i o u s teams h a d p e o p l e walking d u r i n g Relay for Life. At t h e e n d of t h e night, e v e r y o n e walked a r o u n d t h e track o n e final time.

survivor 1 After t h e o p e n i n g c e r e m o n y , all those p r e s e n t w h o h a d survived c a n c e r took t h e first lap of t h e night. T h i s lap c o m m e n c e d t h e 1 2 - h o u r walk to battle cancer.

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unique, n e w york i T h e '12 S o n g girls show off their crisp h a n d m o t i o n s a n d traditional Even Year moves in t h e S o n g c o m p e t i t i o n . T h i s year, '12 Song p e r f o r m e d a medley f r o m "Grease."

be poised a n d articulate I C a r a G r e e n ('13) was t h e O d d Year o r a t o r for t h e 2 0 0 9 N y k e r k C u p Competition. Cara incorporated her eloquent speaking skills a n d ballet moves into h e r o r a t i o n .

What did you enjoy about your Nykerk experience? "Nykerk enabled me to become friends with other women that I would not have necessarily had the honor of knowing because our paths would not have crossed." -Lindsey Bandy ('12), Even Year Play "1 had such an Odd-mazing time doing Nykerk! It's been the best part of college so far. I'm already counting down the days till next year. I met so many wonderful girls (and morale boys), and our coaches were phenomenal!"- Magdaline Rohweder ('13), Odd Year Song 14

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nykerk love N y k e r k was a c o m p e t i t i o n that takes place each year b e t w e e n the f r e s h m a n a n d s o p h o m o r e w o m e n . T h e c o m p e t i t i o n revolves a r o u n d t h e categories of song, play, a n d oration with each class giving o n e r e n d i t i o n in each c a t e g o r y o n the n i g h t of t h e Nykerk C u p C o m p e t i t i o n . For a p p r o x i m a t e l y o n e m o n t h , t h e w o m e n w o r k e d h a r d in p r e p a r a t i o n for the c o m p e t i t i o n . D u r i n g the 75th a n n u a l N y k e r k C u p c o m p e t i t i o n , held o n N o v e m b e r 7th at the H o l l a n d Civic C e n t e r , the 2012 a n d 2013 w o m e n c o m p e t e d against each o t h e r . T h e 2012 s o n g girls p e r f o r m e d "Grease": A B r o a d w a y Medley. "With this year b e i n g my first year d o i n g N y k e r k , 1 t h o r o u g h l y e n j o y e d d o i n g song. Emily a n d J e n n a w e r e a m a z i n g coaches! T h e y always gave us chills a n d , even t h o u g h '12 s o n g is over, we will always have o u r Nykerk b o n d s , " Kyle N e t t l e m a n ('12) said. T h e 2013 song girls p e r f o r m e d "Footloose" with the help of directing coach. S h a n n o n B r e n n e m a n ('11), a n d m o t i o n s coach, Kelsey H a w k i n s ('11). Play was always filled with creativity a n d l a u g h t e r . T h e 2012 play, "Aladdin", was a spin-off of the story of Disney's A l a d d i n a n d i n c o r p o r a t e d it with t h e H o p e College c o m m u n i t y . T h e 2013 play, o n t h e o t h e r h a n d , based their play off of p o p u l a r b o a r d g a m e s a n d p e r f o r m e d a play called " T h a t ' s the N a m e of t h e G a m e . " Finally, t h e r e was t h e 2012 a n d 2013 o r a t i o n . Karli Rowe (12) r e p r e s e n t e d Even Year a n d p e r f o r m e d h e r o r a t i o n "Echoes" based off of trials a n d h a r d s h i p s that she faced in the past. T h e f r e s h m a n class was r e p r e s e n t e d by their o r a t o r C a r a G r e e n (13), w h o did h e r oration entitled " A d v e n t u r e s of a Life Lived on P u r p o s e " , d es crib ing the i n c o r p o r a t i o n of h e r G o d given talents into mission work. "Public s p e a k i n g is my 'high'. 1 love the e n e r g y f r o m the a u d i e n c e a n d b e i n g a part of all the N y k e r k love. It m a d e it a n i g h t 1 will not soon forget!" said C a r a G r e e n ('13). At the e n d of the night, t h e class of 2013 was victorious a n d c l e n c h e d the N y k e r k C u p H by amy dvine

a whole new hope college I Dancing, twirling, a n d singing h e r way across t h e stage. H e a t h e r Gill ('12) played t h e c h a r a c t e r of J a s m i n e in t h e 2012 play. T h e plot of t h e play c o m b i n e d H o p e College a n d "Aladdin."

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I w o n t t o ploy a game? I T h e cast of 2 0 1 3 Play show their N y k e r k e n t h u s i a s m at t h e e n d of their play p e r f o r m a n c e . D u r i n g their play, c h a r a c t e r s a n d pieces f r o m g a m e s w e r e i n c o r p o r a t e d into a n a d v e n t u r o u s story.

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singing in the season C o n t i n u i n g a s e v e n - d e c a d e tradition, V e s p e r s p e r f o r m e d o n c e again f o r the H o p e c o m m u n i t y d u r i n g a cold D e c e m b e r w e e k e n d in the D i m n e n t C h a p e l . T h e tradition was a n astonishing success. T h e b e a u t y a n d craft of the c o m b i n e d C h a p e l C h o i r , C h o r u s , a n d S y m p h o n i s t s c r e a t e d a service that r a d i a t e d the C h r i s t m a s spirit. With an a b u n d a n t a m o u n t of H o p e s t u d e n t s a n d faculty, as well as m a n y a u d i e n c e m e m b e r s f r o m the H o l l a n d c o m m u n i t y , the C h a p e l was c r o w d e d , a n d yet again, sold o u t for all of the p e r f o r m a n c e s . For at least an h o u r a n d half the a u d i e n c e was p r o v i d e d with relief f r o m the bitter cold, a n d w a r m e d u p with the C h r i s t m a s spirit that filled the beautifully lit a n d d e c o r a t e d building. For m a n y families. V e s p e r s has b e c o m e a beautiful a n d m e m o r a b l e holiday tradition. "For the past five years. V e s p e r s has b e e n the event that b r i n g s m e into the C h r i s t m a s spirit. It is a tradition for my family; my sister participated in it w h e n she was at H o p e , a n d for m e to b e able to be a part of this w o n d e r f u l e x p e r i e n c e is s o m e t h i n g that I truly value. C h r i s t m a s is a j o y f u l time of year, a n d V e s p e r s ignites that spirit for the c o m m u n i t y - why else w o u l d p e o p l e stand in line for h o u r s on a cold S a t u r d a y m o r n i n g to buy a ticket?" A n d r e a C o n v e r s e '12 said. T h i s year. V e s p e r s celebrated it's 70th a n n i v e r s a r y a n d left a w o n d e r f u l C h r i s t m a s spirit in all of the hearts of those w h o participated a n d watched. T h e tradition is a w o n d e r f u l way to b r i n g in the holiday season, a n d will hopefully ignite holiday spirit in the H o p e a n d Holland c o m m u n i t y for m a n y years to come. •

flawlessly tuned I Students gracefully fill the C h a p e l with w o n d e r f u l holiday music. T h e H o l l a n d c o m m u n i t y filled D i m e n e n t C h a p e l to enjoy t h e a n n u a l event.

I harmony I T h e chapel choir, c h o r u s , a n d s y m p h o n e t t e c o m b i n e their efforts to p u t o n Christmas Vespers. T h e i r collaboration resulted in a p e r f e c t p e r f o r m a n c e of traditional Christmas songs.

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united in song I A pristine p e r f o r m a n c e was p e r f o r m e d by t h e c o m b i n e d choruses. T h e dedication that t h e p a r t i c i p a n t s c o m m i t t e d to t h e event was evident.

tuned talent 1 S t u d e n t s showcase their musical talents in f r o n t of t h e H o p e a n d H o l l a n d c o m m u n i t y . T h i s was t h e 70th year in which V e s p e r s was p e r f o r m e d .

As a new s t u d e n t , a n d b e i n g new to the tradition of Vespers, what m a k e s p a r t i c i p a t i n g in this tradition i m p o r t a n t to you? "I h a d n e v e r seen or h e a r d of Vespers, a n d as the d a t e n e a r e d I b e c a m e a w a r e of the m a g n i t u d e a n d i m p o r t a n c e of the event, t h r o u g h m u l t i p l e professors a n d all o u r rehearsals with the o r c h e s t r a in D i n m e n t Chapel. O n c e it was over, I realized I h a d b e e n blessed t h r o u g h being part of a b e a u t i f u l C h r i s t m a s tradition celebrated by H ope ." -Gabriela Olaguibel ('13) . Vespers H


w o r k it I Sam Pettigrew ('10) d a n c e s with Wilma H a r t of S t u d e n t D e v e l o p m e n t . T h e two p e r f o r m e d a waltz a m o n g s t t h e mass of s t u d e n t s . T h i s was a c h a n g e of pace f r o m t h e d a n c i n g that normally occurs d u r i n g Fantasia.

cute couples I E m m a P o r t e r ('11), M e g a n Sweet ('10), S t e p h e n H o b s o n ('10), a n d T r e v a n T h o m p s o n ('11) stop to pose f o r a p i c t u r e d u r i n g Fantasia. M a n y s t u d e n t s took s h o r t b r e a k s f r o m d a n c i n g to take pictures, enjoy r e f r e s h m e n t s , o r j u s t cool off.

memorable, moments T h e most m e m o r a b l e p a r t of Fantasia was definitely g e t t i n g a h u g e g r o u p of Gilmore girls a n d D u r f e e guys t o g e t h e r in a circle a n d d a n c i n g as weird as h u m a n l y possible. I d o n ' t r e m e m b e r w h a t was better- dancing, o r l a u g h i n g at ourselves dancing." - C o u r t n e y Lastacy ('13)

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just dance T h e yearly t r a d i t i o n of Fantasia, p u t o n by the S t u d e n t Activities C o m m i t t e e , yet again d r e w in a c r o w d of s t u d e n t s f o r a n e v e n i n g to d a n c i n g . H u n d r e d s of s t u d e n t s strolled into Frederick Meijer G a r d e n s in G r a n d Rapids d r e s s e d in cocktail dresses, gowns a n d suits. At t h e d a n c e , the a t m o s p h e r e a n d the d e c o r a t i o n s c o m p l e m e n t e d the r o o m , creating an a u r a perfect for d a n c i n g a n d h a v i n g f u n . " T h e d a n c e floor was in the m i d d l e of t h e r o o m , which p e o p l e s e e m e d u n c o m f o r t a b l e with at first, b u t as t h e n i g h t w e n t o n it was n o t a p r o b l e m , " C o u r t n e y D e r n b e r g e r ('12) said. T h e d a n c e floor constantly s e e m e d to b e p a c k e d ; s t u d e n t s d a n c e d to a mix of h i p - h o p , alternative, c o u n t r y , a n d d a n c e track hits. " T h e DJ played a g o o d a m o u n t of oldies songs. I d o n ' t k n o w h o w e v e r y o n e else felt a b o u t it, b u t F m a fan of 80s music so I liked that h e i n c o r p o r a t e d t h a t k i n d of music," said D e r n b e r g e r . W h e n n o t d a n c i n g , t h e s t u d e n t s g r a z e d o n countless t h e countless snacks that w e r e p r o v i d e d , i n c l u d i n g chocolate f o n d u e . T h e n i g h t was a f a b u l o u s mix of b e a u t i f u l decorations, g r e a t music, a n d a j o y f u l e x p e r i e n c e h a d by all. T h e s t u d e n t s also h a d the o p p o r t u n i t y to take a b r e a k a n d h e a d outside to take p i c t u r e s at t h e b e a u t i f u l v e n u e o r j u s t cool d o w n a f t e r d a n c i n g . H by hanna varner

thriller I Kelly C o o p e r ('11), Q u i n n Mcilhargey ('11), a n d M a d e l y n V a n Eck ('11) p e r f o r m a d a n c e to t h e song "Jai Ho" f r o m Slumdog Millionaire. D u r i n g Fantasia, several d i f f e r e n t g r o u p s of s t u d e n t s s h o w e d off their d a n c i n g talents to t h e crowd in r e s p o n s e to a variety of songs.

I let the r e c o r d play I A mass of s t u d e n t s pack o n t o t h e d a n c e floor d u r i n g Fantasia. A l t h o u g h d a n c i n g was t h e focal p o i n t of t h e evening, s t u d e n t s also e n j o y e d g e t t i n g dressed u p with f r i e n d s a n d g o i n g o u t to d i n n e r b e f o r e they h e a d e d to Frederick Meijer G a r d e n s .

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dancing the night away T h e Olympic t h e m e d 11th a n n u a l Dance M a r a t h o n was an absolute victory for the c a m p u s a n d the Helen DeVos C h i l d r e n ' s Hospital miracle families. T h e participation of m e m b e r s f r o m m a n y c a m p u s g r o u p s a n d G r e e k life b r o u g h t e n e r g y a n d spirit to the tw e nty-f our h o u r event. T h e families that the m o n e y was raised f o r w e r e a d o r n e d in tie-dye t-shirts a n d e n j o y e d all the events that were set u p for the participants. T h e Friday e v e n i n g kick off of t h e m a r a t h o n b e g a n with a t u n n e l of m o r a l e r s c h e e r i n g in all of the d a n c e r s a n d miracle families. T h e excited m o r a l e r s , d a n c e r s , a n d c o m m i t t e e m e m b e r s b r o u g h t the event to life. "Dance M a r a t h o n is g r e a t because you can h a n g out with y o u r f r i e n d s , a n d yet you know that you a r e h e l p i n g o u t a g r e a t cause," M e g a n J o h n s o n ( 1 2 ) said. T h e Dow was d e c o r a t e d with an Olympic t h e m e a n d inflatable obstacle courses, b o u n c e houses a n d slides, which set the exciting m o o d for the l o n g h o u r s into the night a n d next day. T h e daylong event was b r o k e n u p into t h e m e d h o u r s to r e p r e s e n t m a n y aspects of the V a n c o u v e r Olympic W i n t e r Games, such as t h e J a m a i c a n bobsled h o u r , w h e r e participants d r e s s e d u p in their best J a m a i c a n outfits. T h e time passed by quickly with events stockpiled u p t h r o u g h o u t the twenty-four h o u r time f r a m e , such as the a n n u a l line d a n c e which all d a n c e r s participated in as well as the mini t o u r n a m e n t s a r o u n d the g y m n a s i u m which e x p o s e d the competitive side of participants. T h e Dow was completely covered a n d u n d e r a state of "lockdown" for the day l o n g event. T h e b u i l d i n g was completely cut off f r o m the outside world; windows a n d d o o r s w e r e covered so as to n o t allow the participants to know what time it was. Many s t u d e n t s a g r e e d that even t h o u g h they were completely e x h a u s t e d a n d in pain a f t e r s t a n d i n g for t w e n t y - f o u r h o u r s , it was a n irreplaceable e x p e r i e n c e a n d they loved b e i n g a p a r t of s o m e t h i n g that was h e l p i n g out the children in n e e d . T h e 2010 Dance M a r a t h o n raised a g r a n d total of $50,312.23. • by hanna varner

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inflatable fun I T w o children play o n an inflatable slide. As part of the Dance M a r a t h o n event, c h i l d r e n w e r e allowed to c o m e a n d have f u n o n m a n y inflatable play structures, such as this slide a n d an obstacle course.

I checking in I Volunteers check a H o p e s t u d e n t in a n d p r o v i d e h e r with a wrist b a n d . T h e Dance M a r a t h o n event took o v e r the e n t i r e Dow C e n t e r for its day-long duration.

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strike a pose I Dancers, m o r a l e r s a n d visitors participate in t h e line d a n c e d u r i n g Dance M a r a t h o n . Each year, a s t u d e n t - c h o r e o g r a p h e d d a n c e is t a u g h t to t h e d a n c e r s by m e m b e r is t h e D r e a m T e a m t h r o u g h o u t t h e t w e n t y - f o u r event.

story time I H o p e s t u d e n t s look o n as o n e family tells t h e story of h o w DeVos C h i l d r e n ' s Hospital has i m p a c t e d their lives. T h o u g h t h e goal of Dance M a r a t h o n was to raise f u n d s a n d awareness, it also allowed f o r s t u d e n t s to interact with t h e c h i l d r e n a n d families they w e r e s u p p o r t i n g .

& How did d o i n g Dance M a r a t h o n impact you? "I loved that this g r o u p of students f r o m H o p e comes together to d o s o m e t h i n g for the community. Being on D r e a m T e a m , you are able to interact m o r e with the families a n d build relationships with t h e m - you can see who your work affects. 1 -Fallon King ('10) Dance Marathon

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bump, set, spike A s t u d e n t serves t h e ball for h e r c o - e d volleyball t e a m . Volleyball was o n e of t h e few i n t r a m u r a l sports at that p e r m i t t e d co-ed teams.

i w a n t t o be like mike I D u r i n g a h e a r t p u m p i n g g a m e of basketball, a s t u d e n t shows off his s h o o t i n g skills. O n e can almost always catch a n i n t r a m u r a l basketball g a m e g o i n g o n at t h e Dow d u r i n g t h e nights of t h e w i n t e r months.

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W h a t d o you think of intramurals at Hope? " I n t r a m u r a l s are a good o p p o r t u n i t y to meet different people f r o m H o p e . Most of the games are pretty competitive with a lot of the people who play on sports teams at H o p e also playing on i n t r a m u r a l teams." -Alexander Calvert ('10) Student Life


get in the game W i t h i n t r a m u r a l sports b e i n g a key identifier a n d activity at die typical college or university, H o p e s t u d e n t s w e r e not d i s a p p o i n t e d w h e n it c a m e to this aspect of e x t r a - c u r r i c u l a r activities at H o p e College. D u r i n g t h e 2 0 0 9 - 2 0 1 0 school year, the sports that o n e could participate included a lengthy list of o p t i o n s such as soccer, frisbee golf scramble, u l t i m a t e frisbee, flag football, tennis, basketball, 3-player basketball, c o r n h o l e t o u r n a m e n t , volleyball, 3-player volleyball, racquetball, softball, wallyball, i n d o o r soccer, n e r f i n d o o r flag football, bowling, a n d i n n e r t u b e water polo. " I n t r a m u r a l s at H o p e o f f e r s t u d e n t s a wide variety of traditional sports like basketball, soccer, football, etc. to m o r e u n t r a d i t i o n a l sports like i n n e r t u b e water polo a n d c o r n h o l e . It's all in all a great time for g r o u p s of f r i e n d s to get t o g e t h e r a n d c o m p e t e against others," Reed Swift ('10) said. Unlike Varsity sports, i n t r a m u r a l s o f f e r e d s t u d e n t s a n ideal o p p o r t u n i t y to participate in sports that are, less competitive a n d m o r e r e l a x e d a n d focused ou having a good time. With t e a m registration s i g n - u p b e g i n n i n g in S e p t e m b e r a n d t h r e e seasons of i n t r a m u r a l sports s p r e a d out over the c o u r s e of t h e a c a d e m i c year, t e a m s consisted of d i f f e r e n t academic clubs, fraternities, sororities, a n d g r o u p s of f r i e n d s . T h e s e t e a m s s e p a r a t e d themselves a n d stood o u t with u n i q u e team n a m e s . If t h e t e a m s e n d e d u p m a k i n g it to finals of their sports division a n d win, t h e n they receive t h e coveted " I n t r a m u r a l C h a m p i o n " t-shirts, a p o p u l a r hit a m o n g participants a n d a goal for m a n y . Overall, t h e i n t r a m u r a l sports at H o p e College offe r s t u d e n t s a u n i q u e athletic e x p e r i e n c e to h e l p k e e p in s h a p e , m e e t new p e o p l e , a n d to have f u n . H by amy alvine

feel the burn I I n t r a m u r a l sports a r e a great way to have f u n a n d to stay active. After a long volleyball g a m e , two, M a r k L u n d e r b e r g ('10) a n d a t e a m m a t e take a b r e a k with w i n n i n g smiles.

I more than just floating I S t u d e n t s splash away in t h e Dow pool d u r i n g a n intense g a m e of i n n e r t u b e w a t e r polo. Unlike traditional water polo, t h e s t u d e n t s at H o p e e m b r a c e d this college a d a p t e d sport.

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growing world christians C h a p e l a n d the G a t h e r i n g services have always b e e n a tradition at H o p e College. With C h a p e l held t h r e e m o r n i n g s each week a n d the G a t h e r i n g every S u n d a y e v e n i n g in D i m n e n t C h a p e l , the services consisted of c o n t e m p o r a r y songs led by the w o r s h i p b a n d followed by a message f r o m a m e m b e r of the c a m p u s ministries team, a guest speaker, or a s t u d e n t . T h e Fall 2009 t h e m e was "Creation in Genesis." T h e r e was also an i n t e r n a t i o n a l focus this year, as music a n d s p e a k e r s f r o m a r o u n d the world w e r e i n c o r p o r a t e d into the services. T h i s fit with the newly d e v e l o p e d c a m p u s ministries goal of " g r o w i n g world Christians in the soil of H o p e . " T h e C h a p e l services give s t u d e n t s the o p p o r t u n i t y f o r a b r e a k f r o m their busy class day. " T h e music is inspiring a n d h e l p s m e get in a place w h e r e I can be closer to God," Desirae Ott ( 1 1 ) said. C h a p e l p r o v i d e d a vibrant faith c o m m u n i t y that is n o t i m p o s i n g , as c h a p e l is not m a n d a t o r y , b u t allowed a n d e n c o u r a g e d o p p o r t u n i t i e s f o r spiritual g r o w t h a n d fellowship. "I really enjoy w o r s h i p i n g with others, a n d k n o w i n g that they a r e t h e r e for the s a m e r e a s o n s I a m , " A n d r e a Dimet ('13) said. T h i s year, the C a m p u s Ministries t e a m also c o n t i n u e d to hold several "Be" chapels each semester. "Be" chapels involve a m o r e reflective type of worship, which gives s t u d e n t s time to j u s t be still a n d h e a r G o d ' s voice. The G a t h e r i n g services w e r e an o p p o r t u n i t y for the H o p e c o m m u n i t y to c o m e t o g e t h e r once a week for an inspiring w o r s h i p service. "It's my favorite p a r t of the week. I've n e v e r b e e n to a c h u r c h service that was so g e a r e d t o w a r d s m e a n d towards college students," A n d r e w H a g g e r t y (12) said. T h e G a t h e r i n g was a service that has g r o w n to b e c o m e a staple in m a n y s t u d e n t s weekly schedule. With so m u c h e n t h u s i a s m on the c a m p u s for the w o r s h i p c e n t e r e d affairs, H o p e is truly " g r o w i n g w o r l d C h r i s t i a n s in t h e soil o f H o p e . " I

irresistible revolution I S h a n e Claiborne shows a packed D i m n e n t C h a p e l w h a t h e carries in his pockets. T h e well-known a u t h o r of Irresistible Revolution a n d Jesus for President, spoke to o n e of t h e most well-attended G a t h e r i n g services of t h e year.

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let g o a n d let G o d I Kate Davelaar talks a b o u t G o d ' s creation of t h e Sabbath day n o t as a list of rules b u t as r e m i n d e r of God's gifts a n d limits. Kate n o t e d that p e o p l e t e n d to feel b e t t e r t h e busier they are, b u t that we n e e d to have t h e capacity to let go a n d j u s t h a v e faith.

worship a n d praise I Zach Pedigo ('12) a n d Evan A r e n d s o n ( ' I I ) play a praise song d u r i n g after-worship, a time of song a n d p r a y e r following t h e G a t h e r i n g . T h e r e a r e two c h a p e l b a n d s that a l t e r n a t e playing at C h a p e l a n d T h e G a t h e r i n g , b o t h of which w e r e lead by Josh Banner.

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shoot me i tell you! I G e o r g e A n t r o b u s c o n f r o n t s feis son H e n r y a b o u t his role in t h e r e c e n t war. T h e role of G e o r g e A n t r o b u s was played by Carl M o r r i s o n {'09) a n d H e n r y was played by Daniel Pesch ('12).

"he'll g r a d u a t e it they make the alphabet any easier' I Sabina, t h e sassy maid, has h e r say a b o u t t h e A n t r o b u s family. T h e role of Sabina was played by Kelsey Cratty ('12).

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W h a t d o you enjoy a b o u t the H o p e T h e a t r e D e p a r t m e n t ? "The two things 1 love most a b o u t t h e d e p a r t m e n t is the level of care that the faculty has for the students, a n d the even c h a n c e of casting across all grades." - Christoff Visscher ('12) "I like that the H o p e T h e a t r e D e p a r t m e n t makes an e m p h a s i s o n trying new things. O u r directors always e n c o u r a g e us to follow o u r impulses a n d to use o u r imagination."- Christine W o r d e n ('11) 26

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all the world's a stage T h e H o p e College T h e a t r e D e p a r t m e n t was c o n s i d e r e d " t h e h o m e " to m a n y d i f f e r e n t s t u d e n t s at H o p e . Every s e m e s t e r t h e t h e a t r e faculty a n d s t u d e n t s p u t on two m a i n plays, as well as a musical every o t h e r year. D u r i n g fall semester, they p e r f o r m e d a play a b o u t the story of a family pulling t o g e t h e r t h r o u g h the h a r d e s t times of their lives in " T h e Skin of O u r T e e t h " by T h o r n t o n Wilder. T h i s play involved over thirty s t u d e n t s a n d teachers. T h o u g h t h e r e were few lead roles, the play could not have b e e n d o n e w i t h o u t a g r e a t g r o u p of p e o p l e to c o m p l e t e the ensemble. A u d i e n c e m e m b e r s w e r e able to relate well to the m e m b e r of t h e cast as p o r t i o n s of the story w e r e told t h r o u g h t h e i r eyes. T h e play s t a r r e d Kelsey Cratty ('12) as Sabina, as well as Lindsey B r a n d ( 1 1 ) , Carl M o r r i s o n ('09), C h r i s t i n e W o r d e n ( ' I I ) , a n d Daniel Pesch ('12) as t h e A n t r o b u s family. T h e n e x t m a i n play f o r the s e m e s t e r was Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire. Instead of b e i n g p r e s e n t e d o n t h e m a i n t h e a t r e , this play took place in t h e studio located in the b a s e m e n t of DeWitt. Unlike T h e Skin of O u r T e e t h , this play only consisted of five roles. T h e play took the a u d i e n c e a l o n g t h e terrible j o u r n e y of Becca, played by Brittany Stock ('10), a n d Howie, played by Alex M a r t i n (TO), as they tried to a d j u s t to life a f t e r losing their son to a car accident. T h e e m o t i o n filled play h a d t h e a u d i e n c e w o n d e r i n g h o w it w o u l d c o n c l u d e until t h e very e n d . Aside f r o m those two m a i n plays, s t u d e n t s could also get involved in directing scenes, which h a p p e n e d each s e m e s t e r . T h o s e in t h e d i r e c t i n g classes h a d t h e o p p o r t u n i t y to cast a n d h e l p direct shows t h a t involved o t h e r H o p e s t u d e n t s . T h e d e p a r t m e n t allows f o r a lot of s t u d e n t involvement a n d h e l p e d s t u d e n t s to g r o w t h r o u g h t h e i r passion of t h e a t r e . " T h e H o p e T h e a t r e is such a f u n oi e p a r t m e n t to b e involved in. I h a v e m e t such g r e a t p e o p l e t h r o u g h w o r k i n g o n the plays a n d wor k i n g backstage. T h e r e is n o t h i n g like a big family of s t u d e n t s d o i n g w h a t we love best which is working t h e t h e a t r e , " said K a r a Williams ('12). • by amberlyn scheeringa

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tell me a story I Izzy shares a very a n i m a t e d story with h e r sister Becca d u r i n g a p e r f o r m a n c e of Rabbit Hole. T h e role of Becca was played by Brittany Stock ('10) a n d the role of Izzy was played by Jackie R ic ha rds ('11). I in the beginning... I G e o r g e A n t r o b u s , played by Carl Morrison ('09). recalls Ancient Philosophers of o u r past. T h e p h i l o s o p h e r s shown are Ben Hertel ( I I ) , Katie H o e k s t r a ("11), a n d Madison T u s t i n ('12). photo couresy o

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compound interest T h e winds of c h a n g e w e r e blowing for H o p e College's 145 th c o m m e n c e m e n t c e r e m o n y . A finals week r e p l e t e d with clouds a n d rain r e l e n t e d to let t h e sun shine d o w n o n g r a d u a t e s , family, a n d friends. As the final few a t t e n d a n t s trickled in, the g r a d u a t i n g class of 2010 was led in, s u r r o u n d e d by the professors w h o h a d h e l p e d t h e m t h r o u g h their j o u r n e y . H o w e v e r , b e f o r e the class of 2010 was recognized, the H . O . P . E . a w a r d h a d to be c o n f e r r e d , recognizing a faculty m e m b e r w h o m the g r a d u a t i n g class feels e m b o d i e s the best qualities of a H o p e College professor. T h e recipient was Dr. J e s u s M o n t a n o of the English d e p a r t m e n t . C o m m e n c e m e n t c o n t i n u e d with the c o m m e n c e m e n t a d d r e s s delivered by Professor Rob Pocock. His a d d r e s s , entitled " C o m p o u n d Interest," s o u g h t to advise the g r a d u a t e s o n how to be good stewards of their talents as they leave H o p e College. H e advised the o n l o o k e r s to live balanced lives, invest in themselves a n d others, a n d to, "Exploit the p o w e r of c o m p o u n d interest in every a r e a of y o u r life." T h e c o m m e n c e m e n t a d d r e s s e n d e d with Pocock h a n d i n g each g r a d u a t e a gold dollar coin. T h e coin symbolized Pocock's i n v e s t m e n t in each g r a d u a t i n g senior, as h e h o p e d the coins would h e l p to, "set you o n a lifetime of investing not only y o u r m o n e y b u t y o u r time in those causes whose missions you e m b r a c e . " After the 653 g r a d u a t e s crossed the stage, m a n y a s s u m e d the c e r e m o n y h a d c o m e to an e n d . H o w e v e r , President J a m e s B u l t m a n , h a d o n e m o r e h o n o r to a w a r d to Dr. J a m e s Boelkins w h o served as H o p e College's Provost a n d Chief Academic Officer since 2002. Dr. Boelkins, a H o p e College a l u m n u s , retired at t h e e n d of the 09-10 a c a d e m i c year. H e received an h o n o r a r y Doctor of Letters, a n d its p r e s e n t a t i o n was k e p t a secret until t h e e n d of the c e r e m o n y . P e r h a p s r e f e r r i n g to the lessons p r e a c h e d by Rob Pocock, Dr. B u l t m a n called Dr. Boelkins a "good a n d faithful servant" w h o h e l p e d , " m a k e H o p e College a b e t t e r place." • by eric anderson

one last memory I A g r a d u a t e poses f o r a p i c t u r e u n d e r t h e proverbial archway to H o p e College. O n t h e day of g r a d u a t i o n , m a n y s t u d e n t s took t h e time to take o n e last p h o t o to r e m e m b e r f r i e n d s they p a r t e d with, or to r e m e m b e r a friendly l a n d m a r k which was of significance to t h e m d u r i n g their time at H o p e .

I brilliant surprise I Retiring Provost Dr. J a m e s Boelkins is s u r p r i s e d with a n h o n o r a r y d e g r e e , a Doctor of Letters, by Dr. J a m e s B u l t m a n , President of H o p e College. " T h a n k you, J i m , for all you h a v e d o n e to m a k e H o p e College a b e t t e r place. Well d o n e , g o o d a n d faithful servant," B u l t m a n said.

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the golden ticket I A g r a d u a t i n g senior receives h e r diploma holder from President Bultman. Although the s t u d e n t s g r a d u a t e d in May, they did n o t receive an actual copy of their d i p l o m a until J u n e .

a flat sea I T h e seniors look t o w a r d t h e stage f r o m folding chairs a r r a n g e d o n t h e football field of H o l l a n d Municipal S t a d i u m , h o m e to H o p e ' s football t e a m , allowing t h e g r a d u a t i o n caps to create a flat b l u e sea of sorts.

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t e a m w o r k ! Alyssa Barigian ('12) a n d Hilary B u l t m a n ('12) carry a l a d d e r b e t w e e n a p a r t m e n t s . T h e s t u d e n t s , w h o p a r t i c i p a t e d in a mission t r i p to i n n e r city Chicago, s p e n t m u c h of their b r e a k p a i n t i n g stairwells. T h i s at first s e e m e d to be a n insignificant task, b u t t h e g r o u p found that their labor i m p r o v e d a b u i l d i n g u s e d 16 h o u s e r e c o v e r i n g alcoholics a n d d r u g addicts. a hole filled with hope I At t h e C a r i b b e a n Christian C e n t e r for t h e Deaf in M o n t e g o Bay, J a m a i c a , H o p e s t u d e n t s s t a n d a r o u n d t h e h o l e that they d u g t h r o u g h o u t t h e week using pick axes a n d shovels. T h e hole would later h o u s e a septic t a n k f o r a b u i l d i n g b e i n g built t h e r e .

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a mission to serve For yet a n o t h e r s p r i n g b r e a k , o v e r 230 H o p e s t u d e n t s used ilieir week off of school to travel to locations b o t h nationally a n d i n t e r n a t i o n a l l y to h e l p p e o p l e w h o w e r e less f o r t u n a t e t h a n t h e m . A p p r o x i m a t e l y 25 s t u d e n t s t r a v e l e d with Dr. Steven Smith, a Professor of Kinesiology, to J a m a i c a . T h e r e , they w o r k e d o n c o n s t r u c t i o n p r o j e c t s f o r t h e C a r i b b e a n Christian C e n t e r f o r the Deaf. I n t e r n a t i o n a l g r o u p s also t r a v e l e d to G u a t e m a l a , N i c a r a g u a , a n d the D o m i n i c a n Republic. T h e m a j o r i t y of s t u d e n t s p a r t i c i p a t i n g in trips w e r e p r o v i d e d with this o p p o r t u n i t y t h r o u g h C a m p u s Ministries, in t h e i r p r o g r a m "Activate '10: T e n d i n g , W a t e r i n g , Cultivating". S t u d e n t s traveled to 15 destinations, 10 of which w e r e within t h e c o u n t r y . "Overall, the trip was a very r e w a r d i n g e x p e r i e n c e , " M a r i e Irvin ('10) said, w h o led the Mescalaro, New Mexico medical mission trip. "At first d u r i n g t h e b e g i n n i n g of t h e week, 1 was very d i s c o u r a g e d by the d e s p a i r a n d evil that was so p r e v a l e n t o n the r e s e r v a t i o n . W e talked with m a n y c h i l d r e n w h o were c o n t e m p l a t i n g suicide o r h a d f r i e n d s w h o h a d killed themselves recently. H o w e v e r , a f t e r l e a d i n g several of t h e y o u t h g r o u p times with o n e of t h e local c h u r c h e s , 1 realized t h a t t h e r e is also a lot of h o p e a m i d s t t h e d e s p a i r in t h e r e s e r v a t i o n . T h e c h i l d r e n t h e r e w e r e so willing to h e l p each o t h e r g r o w a n d succeed," Irvin said. Overall, s t u d e n t s w e r e able to g r o w spiritually d u r i n g t h e i r trips while also serving c o m m u n i t i e s o u t s i d e their n o r m a l r e a l m of e x p e r i e n c e . " T h e mission trips a r e really a b o u t c o m m u n i t y . C o m m u n i t y with t h e p e o p l e o n y o u r t e a m , c o m m u n i t y with t h e ministry you a r e w o r k i n g with, a n d t h e c o m m u n i t y of believers. G o i n g into the C hic a go mission trip, I d i d n ' t know if I w o u l d b e able to really c o n n e c t with t h e c o m m u n i t y we w e r e serving. But G o d showed m e that 'Rich or p o o r , G o d is t h e M a k e r of t h e m all' P r o v e r b s 22:2. W e all can c o n n e c t t h r o u g h the fact that we a r e b r o t h e r s a n d sister in Christ," Rachel Hatfield ('13) s a i d . H by karly murphy

sunny evangelism I Lindsey J i p p i n g {'13) p r a y s f o r c h i l d r e n d u r i n g o n e of h e r g r o u p ' s b e a c h evangelism a f t e r n o o n s in P o m p a n o , Florida. "We w o r k e d with Pastor E d d i e of Christ C o m m u n i t y C h u r c h with service projects while c o n c e n t r a t i n g o n evangelism training," said Jillian C o n n e r ('12).

I youthful inquisition I Kaitlyn Leikert ('12) a n d Erin Wilhelmi ('13) a n s w e r t h e questions of h i g h school s t u d e n t s while v o l u n t e e r i n g at a n i n n e r city y o u t h g r o u p . T h e H o p e s t u d e n t s participated in a service t r i p to T h e Rock C h u r c h a n d Circle U r b a n Ministries of t h e C hi c a go a r e a t h r o u g h t h e K e p p e l H o u s e . photo by xar

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a celebration of the end It is t r a d i t i o n that t h e e n d of the a c a d e m i c school year is m a r k e d by a college wide celebration. O n April 30th, the Pine G r o v e was filled by joyf ul s t u d e n t s w h o e n j o y e d t h e festivities at SpringFling. "This year s p r i n g fling was a m a z i n g . SAC did such a g r e a t j o b picking a g r e a t musician, caricatures, a n d e n t e r t a i n e r s , ft was a b e a u t i f u l day, was well a t t e n d e d , a n d n o t h i n g w e n t wrong," T r o y M e i n e r s ('12) said. Dressed in various outfits to m a t c h t h e t h e m e s of t h e i r carts, s t u d e n t s w h o c o m p e t e d iu " T h e Push" lined u p o u t s i d e of D i m n e n t C h a p e l a n d raced a r o u n d the Pine G r o v e vicinity against their o p p o n e n t s . S o m e of the cart t h e m e s i n c l u d e d the L o r d of t h e Rings, T o y o t a , various b r e a k f a s t cereal characters, a n d W a l d o . Along with the o u t d o o r b a r b e c u e , t h e r e w e r e various activities for s t u d e n t s to participate in. T h e h e n n a tattoo table was c r o w d e d by l o n g line of s t u d e n t s w h o w a n t e d to have various intricate designs d r a w n o n their body. A n o t h e r p o p u l a r attraction was the a m u s e m e n t ride w h e r e s t u d e n t s would get on bikes a n d p e d a l as they w e n t u p s i d e d o w n . T h e n u m b e r of times they did a full u p s i d e d o w n circle o n t h e bike was c o m p a r e d to that of the s t u d e n t o n t h e o t h e r bike. T h e s t u d e n t with the most circles c o m p l e t e d was t h e w i n n e r . T h e attractions also i n c l u d e d a d u n k tank, an inflatable challenge course, laser tag, f r e e t-shirts, a n d a b a n d . A l t h o u g h S p r i n g Fling did not h a v e a t h e m e this year, t h e f r e e t-shirts t h a t w e r e given out by t h e S t u d e n t Activities C o m m i t t e e said "You have a f r i e n d r e q u e s t " o n the f r o n t a n d t h e n an image that looked like the SAC Facebook page, r e n a m e d "Dutchbook". " S p r i n g Fling was a g r e a t e x p e r i e n c e f o r e v e r y o n e involved this year. T h e w e a t h e r was g r e a t a n d the b a n d that played (Jared M a h o n e ) was o u t s t a n d i n g . E v e r y o n e w h o c a m e h a d a g r e a t time," Devin B e r g h o r s t ('11) said. Overall, S p r i n g Fling was an exciting a n d e n j o y a b l e event for the c a m p u s that signified the closing of a n o t h e r year at H o p e College. • by amy dvine

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sunshine I C h a p l a i n Paul B o e r s m a walks his t a n d e m bicycle t h r o u g h t h e Pine G r o v e a m i d s t t h e sea of s t u d e n t s a n d inflatable activities.

cool runnings I Kyle W o o d w o r t h ('10) a n d Ryan T u s s e y ('12) s p e e d a r o u n d t h e sidewalk in t h e Pine G r o v e d u r i n g " T h e Push", H o p e ' s a n n u a l s h o p p i n g cart race. T h e duo, representing the Dance Marathon Dream T e a m , took first in t h e e v e n t a n d received a mini s h o p p i n g cart t r o p h y .

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p a r t the c r o w d ! M e m b e r s of t h e Dew C r e w participate in o n e of their special moves in which they p a r t d o w n t h e m i d d l e with half of t h e C r e w l e a n i n g to the left a n d t h e o t h e r half l e a n i n g to t h e right. At every Dew C r e w event, t h e Dew C r e w d o e s s o m e f u n activities to k e e p u p t h e intensity of t h e c r o w d .

g o bananas I CJ N e w e n d o r p ('12) d o n s his b a n a n a r e f e r e e c o s t u m e d u r i n g t h e H o p e vs. Calvin g a m e . T h e Dew C r e w loved to show t h e i r school spirit in u n i q u e ways to m a k e k n o w n t h e intensity a n d seriousness of rivalry that existed b e t w e e n H o p e a n d Calvin.

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dew crew W h a t is t h e Dew Crew? W h a t d o e s it m e a n to b e a p a r t of it? W h a t d o e s it feel like to wear o r a n g e , scream, yell, a n d bleed D u t c h m e n spirit? A wave of citrus u n l e a s h e s decibels of victory. T h i s is o u r h o u s e . And it is o u r h o m e . We are tradition. We a r e success. We are pride. And we a r e crazy. T h e p r i d e of a s t u d e n t b o d y is m a n y times reflected in its e n t h u s i a s m for its sports teams. H o p e College is n o e x c e p t i o n . T r a d i t i o n a n c h o r s t h e Dew C r e w in spirit a n d passion. Visiting t e a m s p u t us o n t h e i r s c o u t i n g r e p o r t s , y o u n g boys a n d girls g r o w u p wishing to b e us. W e d r i n k Dew like it is o u r j o b . In t h e Dew crew, we d o n o t j u s t Do t h e Dew. W e a r e t h e Dew. A n d we D E W it right. W e a r e the soul of t h e D e V o s F i e l d h o u s e . W e a r e t h e h e a r t b e a t of H o p e Basketball. W e a r e Calvin's worst n i g h t m a r e . W e a r e a wave of citrus. W e a r e a r a g i n g roller coaster of rowdiness. T h e Dew crew knows n o silence, n o d e f e a t . W e r o w in p e r f e c t strokes of victory. A fire b u r n s in t h e s toma c h of each m e m b e r of t h e Dew C r e w . A fire t h a t u r g e s e m o t i o n , screams e n e r g y , a n d e r u p t s with excitement. W e did n o t start t h a t fire, b u t we t o d a y c a r r y t h e t o r c h b u r n i n g the o r a n g e f l a m e of frenzy. Let's Go HOPE. H

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dance moves I (right) A l e x a n d e r Schweibert ("11) shows off his d a n c e moves in t h e m i d d l e of a circle as t h e y o u n g c h i l d r e n d a n c e d a r o u n d him. "This trip was a m a z i n g , a n d for m e to e x p e r i e n c e such c u l t u r e , was a great o p p o r t u n i t y , " Schweibert said. t a t l o o | (below) Katelyn R u m s e y ('11), J e f f r e y Serini ('11), J o s h u a J e l e n e k ( 1 0 ) , J e f f r e y L e p p i n k ("11), Maria K o t m a n ( 1 1 ) , K u r t Goldsby ("10) display their h a n d d r a w n tattoos. "The B a k e r Scholars a r e a b o u t so m u c h m o r e t h a n p l a n n i n g g r e a t trips to l e a r n a b o u t business in o t h e r counties. 1 have d e v e l o p e d l e a d e r s h i p skills, cultivated lasting f r i e n d s h i p s with s t u d e n t s a n d professors, as vtell as c a u g h t a glimpse of what t h e "real" world looks like t h r o u g h n e t w o r k i n g a m o n g s t professionals," J e l e n e k ( 1 0 ) said.

pose professional I (above) F r o n t row: J o s h u a J e l e n e k ('10), A n d r e w K l i n k m a n ('11), Katelyn R u m s e y ('11), A m b e r Nybald ('10), K u r t Goldsby ('10), J o n a t h a n H e r r m a n ('11). Back row: Maria K o t m a n ('11), J e f f r e y L e p p i n k ('11), J e f f r e y Serini ('11), A l e x a n d e r Schwiebert ('10), Steve Donkersloot ('10), Collin Kooy ('10) a n d Professor L u n n . beautiful girls | (right) Katelyn R u m s e y ('11) smiles with t h e y o u n g girls of t h e village. "What a j o y it was to s p e n d an e n t i r e day at an i n d i g e n o u s village. It was certainly t h e most m e m o r a b l e c o m p o n e n t of o u r trip," R u m s e y said.

After traveling over 2,300 miles, the Baker Scholars v e n t u r e d into u n c h a r t e d territory. With the h e l p of a Baker Alumni, the g r o u p h a d the o p p o r t u n i t y to take their first i n t e r n a t i o n a l business trip; they f o u n d themselves in the h e a r t of P a n a m a . In a m a t t e r ol five days, ten Bakers d o v e into political, h u m a n i t a r i a n , economical, a n d cultural aspects of the tiny c o u n t r y . By listening to the perspectives of g o v e r n m e n t officials, t h e g r o u p was able to see the challenges faced by a d e v e l o p i n g nation. After s p e a k i n g with the U n i t e d States Embassy in P a n a m a , the Bakers w e r e r e m i n d e d of t h e i m p o r t a n c e of values. T h e ultimate P a n a m a n i a n e x p e r i e n c e o c c u r r e d in t h e d e p t h s of the c o u n t r y at an i n d i g e n o u s village. T h o u g h t h e r e w e r e l a n g u a g e barriers, with the help of a Peace C o r p v o l u n t e e r , the g r o u p observed the organizational s t r u c t u r e of the E m b e r a p e o p l e . W h e t h e r it was m e e t i n g with respected g o v e r n m e n t officials or taking a zip line t h r o u g h t h e j u n g l e in business clothes, the values a n d lessons l e a r n e d f r o m a c u l t u r e so d i f f e r e n t f r o m their o w n e d played an i m p o r t a n t role in each individual's world perspective as well as t h e o r g a n i z a t i o n ' s l o n g - t e r m success. •

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mortar board T h e Alcor C h a p t e r of M o r t a r B o a r d at H o p e College kicked-off t h e 2 0 0 9 fall s e m e s t e r with a pizza party a n d g a m e n i g h t as a way to get to know the o t h e r m e m b e r s of t h e 2 0 0 9 - 2 0 1 0 M o r t a r B o a r d . In a d d i t i o n to these activities, m e m b e r s we w e r e actively involved in l a u n c h i n g the "Last L e c t u r e Series". T h e p r o j e c t was established by the 2008-2009 M o r t a r B o a r d a n d was received positively by s t u d e n t s . K n o w i n g t h e potential f o r this event, m e m b e r s quickly b e g a n p l a n n i n g in the fall to e n s u r e a c o n t i n u e d m o m e n t u m , a n d quickly received two c o n f i r m e d p r e s e n t a t i o n s by H o p e faculty in O c t o b e r a n d December. F u t h e r m o r e , the c h a p t e r p r o v i d e d s t u d e n t s a n d a l u m n i with t h e o p p o r t u n i t y to s u p p o r t a local s t r u g g l i n g school by participating in the A l u m n i Book Drive t h r o u g h First Book. The s t u d e n t s of Pine C r e e k F l e m e n t a r y School w e r e t h e recipients of the collected d o n a t i o n s . I n a d d i t i o n to the m o n e y raised f o r Pine C r e e k , they also received two substantial gift cards for b e i n g the l e a d i n g c h a p t e r in the Virtual Book Drive f o r A u g u s t a n d S e p t e m b e r , which t h e o r g a n i z a t i o n d o n a t e d to CASA, a t u t o r i n g p r o g r a m f o r at-risk e l e m e n t a r y s t u d e n t s . T h e m e m b e r s w e r e very g r a t e f u l f o r t h e c o n t i n u e d s u p p o r t of H o p e students, faculty, staff, a n d a l u m n i in their c o n t r i b u t i o n s to this p r o j e c t . H by dlison hartley

cookies I (left) Showing off s o m e delicious cookies a r e a p a r t i c i p a n t a n d Colleen Leikert ('10) at P r o m f o r P e o p l e with Disabilities. " T h e p r o m was a big hit a n d a lot of fun," Leikert said. dinner | (below) P r e s i d e n t of M o r t a r B o a r d Chris Ploch ('10), Jeff M i n k u s ('10), a n d J e f f V r e d e n b u r g ('10) sit d o w n for d i n n e r at t h e B u l t m a n ' s h o u s e . " T h e B u l t m a n ' s h a v e b e e n m o r e t h a n g e n e r o u s , a n d their s u p p o r t f o r M o r t a r B o a r d is great," M i n k u s said.

stockings I (above) M e m b e r s of M o r t a r B o a r d , Colleen Leikert ('10), Dr. Portfleet, C a r r i e Powers ('10), a n d Rachel Austin (' 10) stuff C h r i s t m a s stockings for t h e CASA kids. L e n d i n g a h a n d in every way they could, this o r g a n i z a t i o n d i d a w o n d e r f u l j o b w h e n it c a m e to o u t r e a c h , a n d fulfilling t h e n e e d s of others, creativity | (left) A c o u p l e at P r o m for People with Disabilities s h o w e d off their masks they m a d e . I h e P r o m i n c l u d e d a n u m b e r of f u n activities. K e e p i n g busy, t h e h a n d s o n activity of m a k i n g masks was a p o p u l a r for a t t e n d e e s . M o r t a r B o a r d s p o n s o r e d this event.

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Linnay Aalderink Physical Plant

Miguel A b r a h a n t e s Engineering

Kathleen Adamski Psychology

Ravikant A g a r w a C o m p u t e r Science

Ion Agheana M o d e r n & Classical Languages

Ann Alderink Phyiscal Plant

K e r r i Allen Student Development

J i m Allis Philosophy

Isabelle Alvarez M o d e r n & Classical Language

Mark Amenta Theatre

Isolde A n d e r s o n Communication

Paul A n d e r s o n Theatre

Sarah Anderson Hope-Geneva Bookstore

Kathleen Arnold Physical Plant

Shelly A r n o l d C r o s s R o a d s Project

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Priscilla Atkins V a n Wylen Library

Dale Austin C a r e e r Services

Ellen T a n is Awad Student Development

H a b e e b Awad International Education

Sarah Baar English

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Susan B e c k m a n H u m a n d Resources

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internships equol success ] Students Kylie ToplifT ( 1 1 ) and Ivelsey Bos ( 1 1 ) meet with Angie Matthews of Delta Dental, a n d Beth Sanders a n d Randy Reitsma of Deliotte Consulting. D u r i n g the 2009 s u m m e r , T o p l i f f a n d Bos i n t e r n e d at Jackson National Life I n s u r a n c e Agency a n d Deloitte Consulting. "I really enjoyed my experience working at Deloitte. It allowed m e to apply what I have learned within the classroom a n d gain priceless on-the-job experience. This internship has also helped my interest in continuing to p u r s u e an actuarial career," Bos said.

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ÂŁ n e v e r s t o p studying I Jillian Haverkate ('13) a n d Ben Grasmeyer ('13) study for their sociology exam in one of the many Dykstra Hall clusters. "It helps a ton to b r a n c h out a n d meet new people in class, because when it comes time for exams you can find your study b u d d y , making things ten times easier," Haverkate said. T h e clusters in Dykstra not only served as places to meet friends a n d socialize b u t also transformed into study g r o u p areas d u r i n g the week.

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Gayle Bleeker Physical Plant

Elizabeth Bocks C a r e e r Services

Brian Bodenbender Geological & Environmental Science

Charletta Berry Financial Aid

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a critical issue: conserving water H e r e in the ' H o l l a n d Bubble' it is h a r d to i m a g i n e a world w h e r e t w o - m i n u t e s h o w e r s a n d boiling water is not an ideal, but a necessity. As we have water so a b u n d a n t l y in Michigan, ii is h a r d to fully c o m p r e h e n d the scope of wasteful water policy. F u r t h e r m o r e , e v e n issues, such as p i p i n g water f r o m t h e G r e a t Lakes o u t West, w e r e called into question by the Critical Issues S y m p o s i u m . Its goal was simple, b u t its effect w e r e great. U n d e r s t a n d i n g water a n d the implications of o n e ' s daily actions, even in a world w h e r e water flows a b u n d a n t l y , was vital f o r s t u d e n t s at H o p e College, as citizens of the U n i t e d States a n d as players in a m o r e globalized society. F r o m the keynotes f e r v e n t call to action, to the d a n c e r s artistic i n t e r p r e t a t i o n of water, the s p e a k e r s all s h a r e d o n e passion, water. T h e s p e a k e r b r o u g h t in by t h e Sociology a n d Social W o r k D e p a r t m e n t , Gay P o r t e r DeNileon, s h a r e d h e r insights into t a p water, a n d what exactly c o m e s o u t of the tap. A n o t h e r session s t u d e n t s t h o r o u g h l y e n j o y e d was lead by Leland Little Dog a n d L y n n L a P o i n t e w h o gave us a Native A m e r i c a n ' s perspective r e g a r d i n g the sacredness of water. O n e s t u d e n t said, "Although initially I was very excited just to have t h e day off, a f t e r a t t e n d i n g a few of the lectures, I b e g a n to think m o r e critically a b o u t the way I use water." â&#x20AC;˘ by michael dirksen

not so quiet on the western front I Professor J a c k H o l m e s gives a lecture a b o u t t h e w a t e r crisis in o u r very o w n c o u n t r y - t h e A m e r i c a n West. T h i s topic hit h o m e with t h e d e b a t e o v e r t h e G r e a t Lakes w a t e r s u p p l y a n d w h e t h e r o r n o t we s h o u d p i p e it o u t West. His speech was titled: " T h e A m e r i c a n West: Whiskey is f o r D r i n k i n g a n d W a t e r Is f o r Fighting Over." doin the w a t e r dance I S t u d e n t s e n g a g e d themselves in a d a n c e that a s p e a k e r c r a f t e d to r e p r e s e n t water. Steven l a n n a c o n e was t h e c h o r e o g r a p h e r .

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bottles be gone! I Seniors .Ashley Austin ( 1 0 ) a n d Tessa T a l s m a ( 1 0 ) discussed t h e b a n e f u l effects of bottled water. T h e y discussed not only t h e effect it has o n t h e e n v i r o n m e n t , b u t how easy it is to fix. With t h e elimination of j u s t o n e simple water bottle, o n e can s u p p o r t not only their own health b u t t h e health of t h e e n v i r o n m e n t for m a n y years to c o m e . cleaning products, marketing a n d feminism, oh my! I (left) T e r e s a Heinz Housel, an Associate Professor of C o m m u n i c a t i o n s , discussed t h e connection b e t w e e n t h e m a r k e t i n g of eco-friendly cleaning p r o d u c t s a n d feminism. 44

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out loud I (left) Poet T e r r a n c e Hayes r e a d s f r o m his latest p o e t r y collection, "Wind in a Box". T h i s collection was n a m e d to Publishers Weekly as o n e of t h e best 100 books of 2006. "I a t t e n d e d this event for an English class, a n d I will admit I was d r a g g i n g my feet a n d did not want to go. H o w e v e r , w h e n I got t h e r e a n d starting listening to Hayes a n d his poetry, I d i d n ' t want it to end," Kelsey Kaczynski said. w o r k i n g a w a y I (below) E t h a n Milner ('11) diligently works t h e stand for a Visiting Writers Series event, h a n d i n g o u t i n f o r m a t i o n a l p a m p h l e t s a n d p r o v i d i n g t h e a u d i e n c e with all t h e o t h e r i n f o r m a t i o n they may n e e d . 1 t h o u g h t Hayes' work was very interesting. It s o m e t h i n g I was definitely d r a w n to," Milner said.

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0 autographs, please I (above) Katelyn V a n d e r s o n {'11) receives a signed b o o k f r o m p o e t T e r r a n c e Hayes. "I t h o u g h t t h e e v e n t was inspiring. T e r r e n c e Hayes was a really d o w n to e a r t h , g e n u i n e g u y with a lot of talent," V a n d e r s o n said. introducing i (left) T h e Visiting Writers Series h o s t e d multiple p r i z e - w i n n i n g poets, each with their u n i q u e twist. It was a n h o n o r to i n t r o d u c e T e r r a n c e Hayes, t h e h i g h l i g h t to guest p o e t s d u r i n g t h e year. photo by christina bowles

H o s t e d by t h e c a m p u s B a k e r s Scholars o r g a n i z a t i o n , t h e Visiting ^ l iters Series events w e r e held every m o n t h a n d w e r e o p e n to all s t u d e n t s a n d t h e public at n o cost. H e l d in d o w n t o w n H o l l a n d at the K n i c k e r b o c k e r 1 h e a t r e , it s e i v e d as b o t h a goal of the college to p r o v i d e t h e c a m p u s with an i n s p i r i n g literary e x p e r i e n c e , a n d also to i n t r i g u e those interested in the field of wiiting. A t t e n d e e s h a d t h e o p p o r t u n i t y to b o t h discuss t h e art of writing as well as listen to the creative processes of the a u t h o i s w h o h a \ e established themselves in t h e field of creative writing. T h e fall s e m e s t e r guests b e g a n with p o e t G r e g o r y O r r , fiction a u t h o r Don Waters, p o e t Aracelis G i r m a y , a n d fiction writer Susan Choi. As the fall t u r n e d to winter a n d s p r i n g b e g a n to a p p r o a c h , t h e college w e l c o m e d t h e w o r k of m e m o i r a u t h o r Melissa D e l b r i d g e a n d f a m o u s p o e t , l e r r a n c e Hayes. Hayes p e i f o r m a n c e was particularly notable. H e e x p r e s s e d a u n i q u e type of h u m o r a l o n g with t h e brilliance of his p o e t r y a n d captivated the a u d i e n c e with a t r u t h telling aspect that u n d e r l i n e d t h e p o w e r f u l m e a n i n g of his poetry. Hayes has received the \\ biting W liteis A w a i d , a National E n d o w m e n t f o r t h e Arts Fellowship a n d a G u g g e n h e i m Fellowship a w a r d , a m o n g m a n y of his h o n o r s . Each event that the school h o s t e d p r o v i d e d a g r e a t insight into the national literary c o m m u n i t y . H by bethanie gallagher

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thinking I (above) Freshman Julianna Faber works on h e r calculus homework. "It is definitely a wake u p call for the a m o u n t of homework you get in college versus high school," Faber said. Students were p u t to the challenge in every class, whether it be for their minor, m i n o r or even an elective. T h e professors pushed their students to their fullest of their abilities on a daily basis, constantly p r e p a r i n g them for their careers after college.

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smile I K a r e n Page will r e m a i n a l e g e n d to H o p e College, r e m e m b e r e d as s o m e o n e w h o was a g r e a t role m o d e l for h e r players. "She motivated e v e r y o n e a r o u n d h e r . S h e p r o m o t e d loyalty a n d respect with h e r players. She was a role model," Dwayne "Tiger" T e u s i n k ('58), a l o n g t i m e colleague, said. p e p talk | Coach Page s e r v e d as d i r e c t o r of H o p e College's DeWitt T e n n i s C e n t e r a n d coach of t h e w o m e n ' s t e n n i s team for t h e past twelve years. C o - d i r e c t o r of athletics at H o p e College, Eva D e a n Folkert said, "Positive e n e r g y a n d spirit w e r e t h e h a l l m a r k s of K a r e n Page's life. Every w o m a n she c o a c h e d , every p e r s o n she t o u c h e d was t h e beneficiary of h e r s t r o n g t o u c h s t o n e s of e n t h u s i a s m a n d passion, not j u s t f o r t h e g a m e of tennis b u t for t h e j o y of life."

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game, set, match 1 C o a c h Page was a successful coach, with h e r 2 0 0 9 t e a m w i n n i n g t h e c h a m p i o n s h i p of t h e Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association C o n f e r e n c e . She also g u i d e d H o p e ' s w o m e n tennis t e a m to MIAA C h a m p i o n s h i p s in 1998, 1999, 2000, a n d 2009, e a r n i n g NCAA play-off b e r t h s in 2000 a n d 2009. chit chat 1 Beth OlsenC 11) describes Page with t h e h i g h e s t respect. "She could m a k e a n y o n e smile at any t i m e a n d always h a d a n incredible a m o u n t of e n e r g y . If I was h a v i n g a b a d day she would c h e e r m e u p in a second. S h e loved us all like we w e r e all h e r family a n d we loved h e r in t h e s a m e way."

T e n n i s coach Karen "KP" Page passed away o n J u l y 3, 2009 a f t e r a l o n g battle with cancer. She coached H o p e College w o m e n ' s tennis f o r twelve seasons. H e r last season with t h e H o p e w o m e n ' s t e a m h a d b e e n a truly m e m o r a b l e one. Page led t h e Flying Dutch to win the first r o u n d of the NCAA c h a m p i o n s h i p for the first time in n i n e years. " O n e of the greatest life lessons I l e a r n e d f r o m KP is to always p u t a smile o n y o u r face, n o m a t t e r what. N o t only did she face life every day with a smile on h e r face, she knew exactly what to d o to m a k e m e smile w h e n I was h a v i n g a b a d day," Marissa Kooyers ('10) said. Page b e c a m e a m e m b e r of the Michigan H i g h School T e n n i s C oa c he s Hall of F a m e in 1996 a n d also received the distinguished service a w a r d f r o m the W e s t e r n Michigan T e n n i s Association. "She was a p e r s o n of high e n t h u s i a s m a n d a joy for life. I never saw h e r without a smile o n h e r face," senior tennis player Danielle Werley ('10) said. "She was m o r e t h a n j u s t a coach, she was a f r i e n d to lean on. She will n e v e r be f o r g o t t e n , " Werley said. O v e r 500 p e o p l e g a t h e r e d at h e r m e m o r i a l o n July 5th, including the m e n a n d w o m e n of H o p e tennis, w h o w o r e p i n k t-shirts c o m m e m o r a t i n g the coach's l e a d e r s h i p a n d strength."A f a m o u s saying she [lived by] was, 'live, l a u g h , love,"' says H o p e senior Beth Olson ('11). "She definitely lived o u t this saying...all the time. Coach Page will f o r e v e r hold a place in my h e a r t . " ® by caitlin klask

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let it rain Within two h o u r s o n Friday, J u n e 19th 2009, a t o r r e n t i a l r a i n s t o r m completely filled all of H o l l a n d ' s s t o r m sewers. W a t e r was backed u p e v e r y w h e r e , which led to t r e m e n d o u s d a m a g e t h r o u g h o u t c a m p u s . W a t e r filled into s u r r o u n d i n g p a r k i n g lots a n d eventually b u i l d i n g s w h e r e it stood t h r e e to f o u r feet high. "College staff w o r k e d all n i g h t l o n g p u m p i n g o u t water a n d trying to stop w a t e r f r o m s p r e a d i n g inside of buildings," G r e g M a y b u r y , H o p e ' s Director of O p e r a t i o n s , said. T h e n e x t m o r n i n g , w o r k e r s w e r e able to e v a l u a t e t h e d a m a g e s a n d see w h a t n e e d e d to b e r e p a i r e d . T h e most d a m a g e was d o n e to t h e Schaap Science C e n t e r , DeWitt T e n n i s C e n t e r , a n d t h e H o p e - G e n e v a Bookstore. T h e r e was m i n i m a l d a m a g e d o n e to t h e d o r m s a n d cottages. T h e city of H o l l a n d was d e s c r i b e d as a n island t h a t night, m e a n i n g it was almost impossible to e n t e r the city because of all the flooding. All r o a d s i n c l u d i n g River A v e n u e , C h i c a g o Drive, Eighth Street, a n d 16th Street were all blocked off d u e to this torrential rain.. All of t h e d a m a g e was r e p a i r e d within five to six weeks. H o p e was very f o r t u n a t e that this flood did not occur f u r t h e r o n in t h e s u m m e r , o t h e r w i s e they w o u l d not have b e e n r e a d y for the Fall 2009 school y e a r . ÂŽ by courtney kust

h a r d a t w o r k I S u m m e r w o r k e r s r e p a i r t h e d a m a g e by t h e athletic fields a f t e r t h r e e to f o u r feet of f l o o d i n g h a d d r i e d o u t . T h e r e was a lot of physical d a m a g e to t h e athletic fields involving t h e fences, as s h o w n h e r e , b u t also to t h e d i r t o n t h e baseball field a n d trees s u r r o u n d i n g all t h e fields. boxes galore I I n o r d e r to p r e s e r v e all t h e p a p e r w o r k a n d supplies of t h e science c e n t e r , w o r k e r s a n d v o l u n t e e r s h e l p e d m o v e a lot of e q u i p m e n t f r o m t h e affected r o o m s to t h e m a i n a t r i u m .

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As the t h i r d oldest b u i l d i n g on c a m p u s , Graves Hall was originally built in 1894 a n d served as H o p e College's chapel a n d library. J u s t two years ago, if o n e h a d walked into Graves, t h e i r i m m e d i a t e first i m p r e s s i o n s w o u l d have b e e n c o n f i r m e d . T h o s e w h o knew the b u i l d i n g b e f o r e its c u r r e n t state described it as "smelling like a n old b e a c h hous e ." H o w e v e r , a f t e r the s p r i n g semester of 2008, H o p e College invested substantial t i m e a n d m o n e y in Graves that c h a n g e d it f o r e v e r . O v e r t h e past d e c a d e , H o p e has both e x p a n d e d into new t e r r i t o r y a n d r e n o v a t e d m a n y of its o l d e r buildings, a n d all w h o knew Graves b e f o r e it was r e n o v a t e d a g r e e d that it was time for this b u i l d i n g to be t r a n s f o r m e d too. A m o n g the m a n y goals f o r the $5.7 million dollar r e n o v a t i o n w e r e r e s t o r i n g the b u i l d i n g to its original c h a r a c t e r , m a k i n g m o r e r o o m for classrooms, a n d u p d a t i n g the b u i l d i n g to a c c o m m o d a t e m o d e r n fire codes. For the f r e s h m a n , h a v i n g a b u i l d i n g which looked so old o n the o u t s i d e a n d so new o n t h e inside s e e m e d a little s tran g e. T h e s o p h o m o r e s simply w o n d e r e d w h a t the mysterious b u i l d i n g . Graves Hall, even was, because it was u n d e r r e n o v a t i o n for the d u r a t i o n of their f r e s h m a n year. H o w e v e r , t h e j u n i o r s a n d seniors, w h o all saw the b u i l d i n g in b o t h its p r e - r e n o v a t i o n a n d p o s t - r e n o v a t i o n states, truly a p p r e c i a t e d w h a t a t r a n s f o r m a t i o n this w a s . H by michael dirksen

shifting from past t o present I (right) F r o m t h e b e g i n n i n g of Graves Hall's existence, it f u n c t i o n e d as t h e c a m p u s ' c h a p e l until D i m n e n t was built. Since it's r e n o v a t i o n , it serves as a n a c a d e m i c b u i l d i n g a n d l e c t u r e hall. old a n d n e w | (below) I ' v e h e a r d t h e o u t s i d e of this b u i l d i n g described as e v e r y t h i n g f r o m t h e oldest b u i l d i n g in H o l l a n d , to 'it looks almost like S hre k' s house!' T h a t b e i n g said, w h a t e v e r Graves looks like f r o m t h e o u t s i d e , t h e inside is simply incredible.

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a gracious thank you I (left) P r e s i d e n t B u l t m a n recognize a n d a p p r e c i a t e t h e d o n a t i o n s m a d e by David a n d Carol V a n A n d e l a n d m a n y o t h e r d o n o r s to m a k e t h e soccer s t a d i u m possible d u r i n g a d e d i c a t i o n in m i d - O c t o b e r . Both t h e m e n ' s a n d w o m e n ' s soccer t e a m s w e r e p r e s e n t to t h a n k t h e family. S a t u r d a y night lights I (below) R a d i a n t lights flood t h e field d u r i n g t h e i n a u g u r a l soccer g a m e in O c t o b e r . T h e s t a d i u m n o t only served as t h e n e w h o m e to t h e m e n ' s a n d w o m e n ' s soccer t e a m , b u t was also used by t h e m e n ' s a n d w o m e n ' s lacrosse t e a m s d u r i n g t h e s p r i n g semester.

In a b o t h u n e x p e c t e d a n d o u t s t a n d i n g s u r p r i s e to the H o p e College c o m m u n i t y , m a n y s t u d e n t s left for the 2 0 0 9 s u m m e r b r e a k h e a r i n g r u m o r s a b o u t a n e w soccer s t a d i u m that was to b e built n e a r the DeVos Fieldhouse. H o w e v e r , it was b e y o n d a n y o n e s t h o u g h t s that this p r o j e c t w o u l d b e c o m p l e t e d by mid-fall 2009. As a p a r t of a $5.3 million dollar e x p e n d i t u r e a n d a n d the gifts f r o m m a n y d o n o r s to this p ro ject, the college b o u n d t o g e t h e r to give the H o p e c o m m u n i t y o n e of the nicest soccei s t a d i u m s in division t h r e e soccer. D u r i n g t h e c o n s t r u c t i o n of t h e field, excavators u n e a r t h e d a t u n n e l f o r what years a g o led to the h o m e s t e a d of H o l l a n d a n d H o p e College f o u n d e r Albertus C. V a n Raalte. A m o n g the m a n y o t h e r highlights of t h e s t a d i u m included it's 1,400 p e r s o n capacity, state of the art locker r o o m s , astro-turf, m e e t i n g r o o m s , a ticket b o o t h , a n d a press box. "When we envisioned a s t a d i u m in this n a t u r a l setting, we knew it w o u l d be special. I n reality it has far e x c e e d e d our expectations. W e a r e so very g r a t e f u l to David a n d Carol V a n A n d e l f o r their vision a n d generosity in m a k i n g this p r o j e c t c o m e to such m a r v e l o u s f r u i t i o n , " P r e s i d e n t J a m e s B u l t m a n said. T h e g r a n d e u r of this field m a r k e d a new era in m e n s a n d w o m e n s soccer a n d lacrosse a n d almost i m m e d i a t e l y b e g a n to serve as a site for MHSAA high school soccer g a m e s â&#x20AC;˘ by michael d.rksen

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stop a n d listen | T h r o u g h o u t t h e year, t h e Biology a n d C h e m i s t r y d e p a r t m e n t s held n u m e r o u s s e m i n a r s f o r t h e s t u d e n t s involved in t h e science d e p a r t m e n t . S t u d e n t s a t t e n d e d a certain r e q u i r e d n u m b e r of these s e m i n a r s , took notes a n d w e r e o f t e n r e q u i r e d to write a small essay to e a r n their participation r e q u i r e m e n t . T h e s e m i n a r s i n c l u d e d a wide variety of speakers, f r o m s t u d e n t s w h o h a d d o n e s u m m e r or o n g o i n g r e s e a r c h , to H o p e a l u m n i a n d professionals in t h e Biology a n d C h e m i s t r y areas f r o m m a n y locations across t h e c o u n t r y . "Most of t h e time I find myself b e i n g overflowed with i n f o r m a t i o n w h e n I sit in o n a s e m i n a r , b u t at t h e s a m e time e v e r y t h i n g is quite fascinating," Sara G a l l e m o r e ('13), a Biology m a j o r , said.

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r e a d y t o g o ! (right) L a u r e n Miller ('13) a n d Sophia Daly ('13) w o r k o n posters f o r an u p c o m i n g event. "I h a v e m a d e so m a n y f r i e n d s in t h e Phelps Scholar p r o g r a m a n d h a v e l e a r n e d so m u c h a b o u t o t h e r cultures," Daly said. G e t t i n g involved in t h e o r g a n i z a t i o n h a d p e r k s a l o n g t h e way, f r o m e d u c a t i o n a l e n r i c h m e n t activities to social o u t r e a c h e s . time for fun| (below) T h e e n t i r e g r o u p of Phelps Scholars s t u d e n t s g a t h e r in t h e M a r t h a Miller r o t u n d a at n i g h t to e n j o y a g a m e night. S t u d e n t s s p e n t a c o n s i d e r a b l e a m o u n t of o u t of class t i m e b o n d i n g as a program. '

look out! I (above) Siebron Mallard ('13) looks o u t o v e r Lake Michigan t h r o u g h a telescope. "I love that H o p e is so close to t h e lake, it almost feels like you a r e o n a vacation get away w h e n you a r e at t h e beach," Mallard said. splish splash [ (right) B r e n d a Cuellar ('13) tries to catch a d r o p w a t e r from t h e Navy Pier f o u n t a i n . Phelps Scholars to a day t r i p to d o w n t o w n Chicago, which was t h e highlight of field trips t h r o u g h o u t t h e year. "1 especially e n j o y e d o u r trip to Chicago, 1 love traveling!" Cuellar said.

A m o n g the m a n y questions which s u r r o u n d e d the Phelps Scholars P r o g r a m , m a n y o u t s i d e s t u d e n t s w o n d e r e d why the p r o g r a m , h o u s e d in Scott Hall, c a r r i e d the n a m e of a n o t h e r r e s i d e n c e hall, Phelps, across c a m p u s . T h e s e s t u d e n t s a p p l i e d to b e in the p r o g r a m several m o n t h s b e f o r e arriv in g o n c a m p u s . All s t u d e n t s accepted into t h e p r o g r a m w e r e placed in Scott Hall, w h e r e they lived t o g e t h e r as an diversity interest based c o m m u n i t y d u r i n g their f r e s h m e n year. I n a d d i t i o n to living t o g e t h e r , the f r e s h m e n a r e all placed in the s a m e First Year S e m i n a r class d u r i n g their first semester on c a m p u s . T h e y discussed issues that i n t r o d u c e d t h e m to the p r e m i s e of t h e p r o g r a m , which i n c l u d e d diversity a n d o t h e r cultures. T h e p r o g r a m was d e s i g n e d for any interested s t u d e n t a n d was not to be c o n f u s e d with an h o n o r s p r o g r a m . S t u d e n t s w h o participated in the p r o g r a m went o n several field trips to G r a n d Rapids a n d Chicago to e n h a n c e their l e a r n i n g e n v i r o n m e n t . T h e reason for the n a m e Phelps Scholars was clue to its f o u n d e r . President Phelps. H e took m a n y steps to diversify t h e s t u d e n t body, which was f o u n d e d in August 1999. While the p r o g r a m normally r a n g e d f r o m 40-50 students, the f r e s h m a n of the 2009-2010 p r o g r a m filled almost all of Scott Hall, which h o u s e d 98 s t u d e n t s . H by michael dirksen

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la casa espanola The sign on the front door stated "iBienvenidos!" a n d the ladies of the h o u s e m e a n t it. T h e y always welcomed f r i e n d s a n d o t h e r s t u d e n t s with a passion f o r t h e Spanish l a n g u a g e a n d c u l t u r e . While Spanish was consistently s p o k e n a m o n g some h o u s e m a t e s a n d the S p a n i s h D e p a r t m e n t native assistant, L a u r a Lopez-Bribiesca, n o t all of the residents s t u d i e d or k n e w Spanish. T h e g e n e r a l r u l e f o r l a n g u a g e h o u s e s was t h a t S p a n i s h h a d to b e s p o k e n in t h e c o m m o n areas of the h o u s e . B r i n n Kooiker (T2) a n d Cassie Niespodziewanski ('11) w e r e t h e only two girls in t h e h o u s e w h o spoke Spanish, so it m a d e the r u l e a little d i f f e r e n t . At first, it was a c h a l l e n g e to s p e a k only Spanish, but they started to get the swing of it a f t e r a few weeks. At the b e g i n n i n g of the s u m m e r , the h o u s e was m o v e d f r o m its f o r m e r location Lincoln A v e n u e to a b r a n d - n e w f o u n d a t i o n at 140 East 14th Street. T h i s lot was previously not o w n e d by H o p e College, b u t was p u r c h a s e d last year a n d cleared to p r e p a r e f o r the M o u w / S p a n i s h H o u s e . W h e n t h e new c o n c r e t e stairs a n d f r o n t walk w e r e p o u r e d , they e m b o s s e d the H o p e College a n c h o r in o r a n g e into the first sidewalk p a n e l . T h e r e s i d e n t s call it t h e i r " s t a m p of a p p r o v a l " ; that the h o u s e is settled w h e r e it stands. |

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hola! I B e f o r e affixing t h e cottage in its new location, H o p e h a d to lay a f o u n d a t i o n for a b a s e m e n t a n d r e c o n n e c t electrical wires a n d pipes f o r water. d o w n the r o o d w e g o | T h e S p a n i s h H o u s e ' s new lot was n o t previously o w n e d by H o p e College a n d t h e r e f o r e is H o p e ' s newest lot o n c a m p u s , f t took several h o u r s f o r t h e truck to slowly m a n e u v e r d o w n t h e streets.

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house on wheels I After t h e h o u s e was m o v e d to its new location, t h e r e p a i r s w e r e c o m p l e t e d a n d it was u p a n d r u n n i n g . New c o n c r e t e stairs a n d a f r o n t walk w e r e p o u r e d a n d labeled with t h e H o p e College e m b l e m in o r a n g e to m a k e t h e m o v e official. chicas| B r i n n Kooiker ('12), Cassie Niespodziewanski ('11), a n d L a u r e n Ireland ('11) stand in f r o n t steps at t h e S p a n i s h H o u s e at it's n e w location. T h e w o m e n loved living at this h o u s e because they get to leai n how to live i n d e p e n d e n t l y a n d i m m e r s e themselves in a d i f f e r e n t c u l t u r e f r o m their own.

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you will never k n o w I Professor C h u c k G r e e n , h e a d of t h e P h e l p s Scholars P r o g r a m , shows a look that n o s t u d e n t can d e c i p h e r , a look that will k e e p a s t u d e n t s e a r c h i n g for t h e r i g h t a n s w e r or q u e s t i o n to ask. N o t only d i d H o p e professors k e e p their s t u d e n t s o n e d g e of their seat, b u t also e a g e r to l e a r n m o r e e a c h day. "In my 27 years at H o p e , I've n e v e r b e e n so excited a b o u t t h e s t u d e n t s h e r e . Bright, diligent a n d s e r v i c e - m i n d e d , they m a k e H o p e a great place to teach," G r e e n said.

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retirements Most p e o p l e know h i m as Coach Glenn Van Wieren, b u t w h a t m a n y d o not know that h e is also Dr. G l e n n Van W i e r e n . Originally a s t u d e n t H o p e College f o r his u n d e r g r a d , h e was a Biology m a j o r with a m a t h m i n o r a n d physical e d u c a t i o n m i n o r . "All t h e big things in my life h a v e h a p p e n e d h e r e , " Van W i e r e n said. W h e n h e was h i r e d , h e c a m e with g r e a t anticipation, r e a d y to b e c o m e active in e n g a g i n g his faith a n d values. V a n W i e r e n led s o m e of H o p e ' s greatest sports teams to the next level. Starting as the h e a d baseball coach, cross c o u n t r y coach, m e n ' s soccer coach, assistant basketball coach, a n d t h e n finally the h e a d m e n ' s basketball coach, V a n W i e r e n watched s t u d e n t s t r a n s f o r m into incredible athletes a n d adults. "I have b e e n h e r e since 1966, a n d it is all a b o u t the d a s h e d line that m a k e s my e x p e r i e n c e at H o p e the most m e m o r a b l e . T h e a d v e n t u r e was g r e a t , a n d I feel that I have b e c o m e the p e r s o n God has w a n t e d m e to b e c o m e , " V a n W i e r e n said.

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"I k n e w as a s o p h o m o r e at H o p e that I w a n t e d to s o m e d a y teach a n d coach h e r e because of the w o n d e r f u l e x p e r i e n c e s t h a t I was h a v i n g as a n u n d e r g r a d , " Wolters said.Karb Wolters c a m e to H o p e in 1969 with h e r p r i m a r y interest in w o m a n in athletics a n d coaching. Being at H o p e a n d i m m e r s i n g herself in the c o m m u n i t y was a terrific e x p e r i e n c e for h e r . With a total of 23 years u n d e r h e r belt at H o p e College, first as a n e l e m e n t a r y PE teacher, assistant basketball coach, a n d h e a d tennis coach, a n d lastly t h e h e a d coach of softbaJl, she h a d m a n y d e f i n i n g m o m e n t s . A p a r t i c u l a r m e m o r y of H o p e that she will n e v e r f o r g e t is the creation of the Wolters s t a d i u m , that was n a m e d a f t e r h e r a n d h e r h u s b a n d . " T o be able to play in a b e a u t i f u l facility m a d e specifically f o r softball, was a d r e a m c o m e t r u e f o r m e , " Wolters said. F r o m a s t u d e n t to a h e a d coach h e r e at H o p e , things could not h a v e w o r k e d o u t b e t t e r for Karla H o e s c h Wolters.

K n o w i n g not a single t h i n g a b o u t H o p e College w h e n a p p l y i n g for a j o b in the biology d e p a r t m e n t , Dr Walter Cronkite was instantly captivated by the e n t h u s i a s m h e witnessed a m o n g the s t u d e n t s a n d staff. S p e n d i n g a total of thirty-one years d e d i c a t i n g himself as a r e s e a r c h m e n t o r , a n active classroom p r o f e s s o r , a n d b r a n c h i n g o u t to e n h a n c i n g t h e classrooms of high schools f o r t h e sciences. Dr. C r o n k i t e was most well-known for his imaginative a p p r o a c h . F r o m 1971-1981, h e was the Academic d i r e c t o r of the W o o d r o w Wilson National Fellowship F o u n d a t i o n W o r k s h o p for high school biology teachers. I n a d d i t i o n , h e also was given the H o p e O u t s t a n d i n g Professor E d u c a t o r Award f r o m H o p e ' s students.

Dr Robin Klay's global perspective, b e g i n n i n g with t e a c h i n g a n d research in C a m e r o o n , r e a c h e d its finest w h e n she d e c i d e d to d e d i c a t e d h e r teaching in t h e economics d e p a r t m e n t a n d e x p l o r e the issues related to d e v e l o p i n g nations a n d poverty. Arriving at H o p e in 1979, she felt that H o p e College was j u s t the place w h e r e she could be s u r r o u n d e d by t e a c h i n g faith a n d b u i l d i n g solid academics. H e r fondest e x p e r i e n c e s involved traveling to Mexico f o r s t u d e n t internships. " W a t c h i n g p e o p l e t r a n s f o r m their c o m m u n i t i e s a n d b e c o m e successful individuals in the outside world is amazing," Dr. Klay said. T h e liberal arts a r e a was a f o n d love for h e r , as well as d e v e l o p i n g h e r faith t h r o u g h o u t the past thirty-one years h e r e at H o p e .

Enrolled as a f r e s h m a n at H o p e in 1962, Dr.James Boelkins ('66) would later c o m e back to H o p e in 2002, b u t this time as the Provost. Dr. Boelkins served a total of eight years as t h e Provost. W h e n called to a p p l y f o r this position h e was m o v e d to accept it because H o p e p r o v i d e s a Christian e n v i r o n m e n t that is linked to a h i g h e r e d u c a t i o n . H e felt that it was truly a blessing f r o m G o d that the d o o r s of H o p e College h a d called him back to serve. Dr. Boelkins will most fondly r e m e m b e r his baccalaureate, c o m m e n c e m e n t a n d t h e r e - d e d i c a t i o n c o n c e r t of t h e r e s t o r e d S k i n n e r o r g a n in D i m n e n t C h a p e l . Dr. Boelkins n o w plans to take his sabbatical that h e has n e v e r h a d , a l o n g with w a t c h i n g his g r a n d c h i l d r e n g r o w into y o u n g adults a n d traveling the world. H o w e v e r , his most i m p o r t a n t goal is t h a t " ! will serve w h e r e v e r G o d calls me," Boelkins said. 68

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F r o m P r a g u e to R a b a t a n d D e l h i to B u e n o s Aires, s t u d y i n g a b r o a d was an integral p a r t of t h e H o p e e x p e r i e n c e for m a n y students. S t u d e n t s h a d t h e o p p o r t u n i t y to c h o o s e f r o m o v e r 200 p r o g r a m s in 60 countries, i n c l u d i n g specialized domestic p r o g r a m s in W a s h i n g t o n D.C., P h i l a d e l p h i a , a n d Chicago. Sara Nielson ('10), w h o p a r t i c i p a t e d in t h e well-established V i e n n a S u m m e r School, reflected o n h e r time in Austria."It was o n e of the best times of my life. 1 got to m e e t some g r e a t p e o p l e , a n d have a ton of f u n all while e x p e r i e n c i n g t h e Vienna," Nielson said. Aside f r o m b e i n g o n e of the most exciting times of the college e x p e r i e n c e , H o p e s t u d e n t s also f o u n d t h e i r s e m e s t e r s or May t e r m s a b r o a d to be the most academically e n r i c h i n g experiences. Political science m a j o r Alison B e n o i t ('10), s p e n t h e r fall s e m e s t e r in W a s h i n g t o n D.C., i m m e r s i n g herself into the world of politics that she h a d always s t u d i e d f r o m a textbook a n d classroom e x p e r i e n c e . " W o r k i n g o n the hill in C o n g r e s s w o m e n Marcy K a p t u r s office was o n e of t h e best e x p e r i e n c e s of my life. T h e daily life on the hill was always so exciting - t h e r e was always s o m e t h i n g g o i n g o n , " B e n o i t said. H by michael dirksen

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D e o n e Quist Communication

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Carol Ray H e a l t h Services

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Abby R e e g College Advancement

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Tom Renner Public a n d Community Relations

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Bill Reynolds Office of Dean of Arts a n d Humanities

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Heather Roden Events a n d Conferences

Patricia R o e h l i n g Psychology

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Chris Schultz Physical Plant

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H e a t h e r Sellers English

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Michael S e y m o u r Chemistry

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J o h n Shaughnessy Psychology

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Cheryl Shea Computing & Informaiton Technology

Jody Sheldon Counseling Center

Jaime Sheridan Haworth Center

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Michael S h o r t Chemistry

Louise S h u m a k e r Student Development

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Carol Simon Philosophy

Kevin Singer Financial Aid

Gloria S l a u g h t e r V a n W y l e n Library

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Mary Speet C a m p u s Safety

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T o d d Steen Economics, Management & Accounting

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Ryan S t e h o u w e r Physical Plant

Darin S t e p h e n s o n Mathematics

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C a t h y Stoel Mathematics

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psychology (right) Psychology a n d Dance M a j o r C o u r t n e y St.Clair ( 1 0 ) a n d Professor VanOyen-Witvliet discuss St. Clair's r e s e a r c h . "Hands o n s t u d e n t s a n d faculty calibrations o n r e s e a r c h a r e t h e m o s t effecdve l e a r n i n g o p p o r t u n i t i e s for seeing how discipline develops, actively c o n t r i b u t i n g to t h e overall d e v e l o p m e n t s of t h e field," Witvliet said. the floor plan | (below) T h e DeVos F i e l d h o u s e floor was p a c k e d with twenty-six d i f f e r e n t d e p a r t m e n t r e s e a r c h areas. R a n g i n g from Art, C h e m i s t r y , a n d E d u c a t i o n to N u r s i n g a n d M i t h , t h e r e was a wide variety of r e s e a r c h projects to e x p l o r e .

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interesting stuff I (above) Psychology m a j o r Karly M u r p h y ('11) explains h e r research o n "Psychological Services in t h e Medical Setting" to fellow Psychology m a j o r Diane H a w k e ('12). "As a Psychology m a j o r , it was interesting to see w h a t t h e o t h e r s t u d e n t s w e r e d o i n g with their r e s e a r c h b e c a u s e it offers so m a n y services in a r a n g e of areas," H a w k e said. w h o knew? | (right) Keri Smith ('11) p r e s e n t s h e r r e s e a r c h titled "Effects of E n d o p h y t i c Tall Fescue Isolates o n Insect Herbivore".

O n April 9, 2010, H o p e College hosted the 9th A n n u a l Celebration of U n d e r g r a d u a t e Research a n d Creative P e r f o r m a n c e at t h e DeVos Fieldhouse. Almost every inch of the fieldhouse was t a k e n over by s o m e sort of p r o j e c t p o s t e r b o a r d o r m u l t i - m e d i a p r e s e n t a t i o n . With twenty-six d e p a r t m e n t s p a r t i c i p a t i n g in this showcase, t h e r e w e r e a wide variety of p r e s e n t a t i o n s to explore. Chemistry, m a t h , e d u c a t i o n , biology, music, religion w e r e just a few. Karly M u r p h y ('11) project titled "Psychological Services in a Medical Setting" was d o n e in c o n j u n c t i o n with J a i m e V a n H e e s t ( 1 0 ) a n d Psychology Professor T r e n t - B r o w n . T h e trio r e s e a r c h e d the factors that affected p eo p le' s decisions to e m p l o y psychological services, such as the type of services, the type of physical or m e n t a l illness involved, the severity of the illness, a n d the p e r s o n ' s p r o x i m i t y to the illness. T h e y also collected data o n the s t u d e n t s ' p r e v i o u s e x p e r i e n c e s with physical a n d m e n t a l illness as well as psychological services a n d m a d e s u r e to e d u c a t e s t u d e n t s on the d i f f e r e n t types of psychological services. I n a d d i t i o n , they also h a d plans lined u p for the fall semester to c o n t i n u e to m a k e i m p r o v e m e n t s to their surveys a n d i n c l u d e participants b o t h at H o p e a n d at a local hospital or cancer center. |

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science at its best O n T h u r s d a y , April 1, 2 0 1 0 H o p e College h a d t h e h o n o r of h o s t i n g C o n g r e s s m a n V e r n o n J . Ehlers, P h . D to celebrate the 100th year of sciences at the school. H e gave a n inspiring lecture tilled " T h e Next H u n d r e d Years of Science: It's All About the Students". T h i s s e m i n a r took place in V a n d e r W e r f Hall. Ehlers lecture was based u p o n t h e vision of "Science, T e c h n o l o g y , E n g i n e e r i n g & M a t h e m a t i c s " , o r o t h e r w i s e k n o w n as S T E M . His lecture revolved a r o u n d t h r e e m a i n ideas; how science applies to Congress, e d u c a t i n g s t u d e n t s o n t h e possibilities a n d outlook f o r t h e n e x t 100 years of science in t e r m s of k e e p i n g the U n i t e d States competitive in t h e field a n d thirdly, a vision f o r S T E M s t u d e n t s as they c o n t i n u e in their schooling. Ehlers e x p l a i n e d that t h e r e a r e few that know a b o u t t h e science field a n d how it is i n t e r t w i n e d with Congress. H e n o t e d that t h e r e are p e r c e p t i o n s of issues o n Capitol Hill, t h e C o m m i t t e e j u r i s d i c t i o n , a n d h o w science i n f o r m s final policy a r e all aspects in that a r e c o n s i d e r e d within the system. T h e p u b l i c d o e s not u n d e r s t a n d that t h e r e a r e necessary c o m p o n e n t s of innovation that involve i n f r a s t r u c t u r e , i n v e s t m e n t (public a n d private), a n d talent. H o w e v e r , t h e r e is n o t a large intersection b e t w e e n t h e C o n g r e s s a n d the science aspect. H e u r g e d s t u d e n t s to b e c o m e a w a r e of these connections to b e t t e r science in t h e f u t u r e . ÂŽ by bethanie gallagher

t a k e a peek I (left) C o n g r e s s m a n Ehlers w e n t t h r o u g h a n extensive Power-Point s h o w i n g t h e d i f f e r e n t areas a n d key points of w h a t it m e a n s to get involved with t h e science a r e a of t h e g o v e r n m e n t . w h e r e d o you tall | (below) C o n g r e s s m a n Ehlers' closing r e m a r k s i n c l u d e d a s t r o n g o p i n i o n that every individual m u s t use their r i g h t to vote a n d get involved with t h e science a r e a of t h e g o v e r n m e n t if they a r e given t h e o p p o r t u n i t y .

the biq picture I (above) C o n g r e s s m a n V e r n o n J. Ehlers. Ph.D spoke to C h e m i s t r y a n d Biology s t u d e n t s about his e x p e r i e n c e s in t h e sciences in his lecture titled, " T h e Next H u n d r e d Years of Science: It s All a b o u t t h e Students". , â&#x20AC;˘ u i student involvement | (left) Elizabeth Meiusi ('13), a C h e m i s t r y m a j o r , listens intently o n the s e m i n a r while t a k i n g notes for a class. "I really e n j o y e d listening to C o n g r e s s m a n Ehlers, a n d 1 completely a g r e e that it vou a r e not involved in a science o r m a t h in y o u r f u t u r e j o b , t h e world will go o n w i t h o u t you leaving you b e h i n d . I d e c i d e d to go to H o p e College because t h e r e a r e so m a n y great o u t r e a c h e s , especially t h e fact that t h e r e is such a s t r o n g science p r o g r a m , " Meiusi said.

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Katharine Vance Mathematics

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Bill V a n d e r b i l t Admissions

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Steve V a n d e r v e e n Economics, Management & Accounting

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Larry V a n d e r y a c h t

Connie Vanderzwaag H u m a n Resources

David V a n d o o r n e Academics S u p p o r t Center

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Doug Vandyken B u s i n e s s Services

Jim V a n h e e s t College Advancement

Bob V a n h e u k e l o m P h e l p s Hall

Joan V a n h o u t e n Biology

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Michael W a t s o n M o d e r n & Classical Languages

Doug Wehrmeyer Physical Plant

Leigh W e n d t l a n d o Counseling Center

Delores W e r n e t t e President's Office

Leslie W e s s m a n

Emily W h i t m e r Student Development

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' W e just can t get angry at G a d far it because aut af this tragedy G a d ' s purpase will appear! O u r lives are in the hands af the Almighty G a d a n d the length af aur time here is in HIS timing, not aur awn. Just remember -- G a d is in cantral even when w e suffer, even when aur faith is weak, a n d EVEN when the wicked seem t a prosper. Though it may seem unfathomable right now, out of this dark a n d wicked event will come joy. That's just h o w G o d works. G o d is a G o d of holiness and perfect justice. G O D IS IN CONTROL!!!' - Emma Biagioni

thrift store formal I M e g h a n F o r e ('10), E m m a P o r t e r ('11), E m m a Biagioni ( 1 1 ) , M e g a n Sweet ('10), Gina V a n d e r V e e n ( 1 0 ) , a n d Erin V a n O o r d t ('10) d a n c e at t h e G i l m o r e T h r i f t Store F o r m a l in April 2008. snazzy sunset I E t h a n Morrical ('10) a n d E m m a Biagioni ('11) e n j o y time o n t h e b e a c h b e f o r e t h e H o m e c o m i n g d a n c e in O c t o b e r 2007.

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T h e apostle Paul says in his letter to the Ephesians; "As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love." -Ephesians 4:1-2 Emma lived a life worthy of her calling to be a disciple of Christ. She loved God and loved others, and her love was evident in the way she lived. She invested in peoples' lives, listening intently and sharing with them her love for Jesus. Emma stood up for what she believed in- social justice, animal rights, and caring for the poor. She truly made a difference in the world, and left a legacy for us to follow. It is hard to express the fullness of Emma in a page of writing. If you knew her, you understand what 1 mean. Her smile said it all. Her kind, gentle, loving, and joyful spirit gleamed brightly through her beautiful smile. H e r hugs were perfect too. How many people actually fit perfectly inside your embrace, allowing you to completely engulf your arms around them? It was not just Emma's height and smile though that made her stand out - it was her heart. She had the biggest heart of anyone I've known. 1 miss her every single day, but I hold onto the hope that one day we w ill be reunited in heaven again, and will get to embrace each other like never before. Until then, we must remember who Emma was to each of us, and cherish the memories we shared. We need to continue living out the purposes that God has for our lives, and place our trust solely in the Lord, by m e g h a n f o r e , h o u s e m a t e a n d f r i e n d 82

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H heigh-ho I H o u s e m a t e s (minus t h e prince) of Sweet Cottage called themselves t h e "7-in-l Home". For Halloween 2 0 0 9 they dressed as Snow W h i t e a n d the Six Dwarfs. Front Row: "Sleepy" M e g h a n Fore ('10), "Dopey" M e g a n Sweet ('10), " G r u m p y " E m m a Biagioni ('11), "Bashful" Erin V a n O o r d t ('10), "Happy" E m m a P o r t e r ('11). Back Row; "Doc" Maria K o t m a n ( ' I I ) , "The Prince" Ryan Sweet ('08), "Snow White" Jaci Van Groningen (10).


images I David Otai ('12) a n d two f r i e n d s g a t h e r a f t e r a n "Images" p e r f o r m a n c e in t h e K n i c k e r b o c k e r T h e a t r e d u r i n g t h e fall 2 0 0 9 semester. Both E m m a a n d David p a r t i c i p a t e d in this cultural d a n c e e v e n t . With his rich K e n y a n h e r i t a g e , David was very active in c a m p u s multicultural o rg anizations.

One of my favorite memories of David when he joined me, my brother, and my roommate on a trip to South Bend, IN to attend a Notre Dame football game. This was the last game of the season, which took place in November. T h e previous evening, the South Bend area received over three feet of snow. With David being from Kenya, lengthy exposure to the cold and snow do not mix well with him. Upon arrival at my home prior to the game, David proceeded to put on two sweatshirts, two winter coats, two winter hats, two pairs of gloves, a scarf, and a blanket (see picture). This moment almost exactly resembled the Jamaican Bobsled team in the movie "Cool Runnings". Even those nine layers did not keep David warm enough. Once we were at the game, I continually made runs to the concession stand to fetch him hot chocolate. "Fujiwawawa. .1 am from Kenya, it never gets below 80 there- I'm freeeezin'. Go get me some hot chocolate!" T h e entire time David was taking it all in, the game, the fans, the weather, and of course the planes overhead- but he was doing it all with that famous smile of his. He loved everything he did. He went into each day with a purpose and a passion. He loved sports; he loved his friends; and he surely loved his food, but most of all David loved his God. He made a tremendous impact on my life for the short year and a half we shared together, and for that I am so very grateful. I will miss him walking past me every day with that bright smile, greeting me with "Oli otia, Ssebo!" I can't wait for the day we will meet again, fl by doug fujawa

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p e a r l y w h i t e s I Cati G a r d n e r ('10) a n d David pose with David's h u m o r o u s c h e e t a h p r i n t coat. Both w e r e b o t h an integral p a r t of O r i e n t a t i o n activities in t h e fall 2 0 0 9 semester, lots of laughs I David will b e r e m e m b e r e d by m a n y for his vibrant, glowing smile a n d distinct sense of h u m o r .

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Elies Aguilera

Stephen Agauas Bloomfield

Psychology

Zachary Anderson Sparta

History

Robin Baker Cicero, IN

Sociology

Bradley Beckett Grand Rapids

Management

Freeland

Elementary Education

Selase Asamoa-Tutu Accra, Ghana

Engineering

Jennifer Bartman Wyoming

Biology

Tanya Bedker Reed City

Religion

Ian Amin Oak Park

Management

Rachel Austin Grandville

Social Work

Kevin Bartosek Traverse City

Management

Brittney Bengtson Grand Rapids

Business Mgmt.

Abby Andersen St. Johns

Nursing

Paul Babumba Austin, TX

Psychology

Kenneth Bauman Grand Rapids

Political Science

Alison Benoit Muskegon

Political Science

Seniors

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Ashley Bertrand Naperville, IL

Elementary Edu.

Emily Black Lansing

Exercise Science

Michael Bertrand Naperville, IL

Philosophy

Akrisa Blackport Grandville

Nursing

Craig Binns Oak Park, IL

Spanish

Joel Blok Schoolcraft

Engineering

Joel Birdsall Granville, OH

Engineering

Brenna Boat Pella, IA

Nursing

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Aaron Boersma Zeeland

Special Education

Heather Bonnell Otsego

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Social Work

Marlee Bogema Jenison

Nursing

Danielle Bossley St. Joseph

Language Arts

Stephanie Bogema Kalamazoo

Political Science

Nathaniel Bowerman Hudsonville

Biology

Daniel Bolt Oak Brook, IL

Management

Kimberly Boyd Westlake, OH

Biology & Chem,


Shirley Bradley Pierson

Biology

Michael Buff Newago

Elementary Education

Alexander Calvert West Bloomfield

History

Jozsef Ceglarek Warren Management & Communication

Jennifer Brieve Holland

Language Arts

Jennifer Bruinius Tinley Park, IL

M. Christopher Bueter

Chemistry

Elkhart, IN...History & Political Sci.

Sarah Burrichter

Emily Bushel!

Justin Bussies

Batavia, IL.Jntl. Studies & Pol. Sci.

St. Peters, MN....Accounting

Zeeland...Business Management

Cody Canan

Ashley Carter

Megan Campbell Novi

Psychology

Matthew Clark Holland

Political Science

Grandville

Kinesiolgy

Jessica Clouse Sturgis

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Math & Education

Kalamazoo

Religion

Ian Coburn Grand Ledge

Creative Writing

Seniors H

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student congress ,

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Trevor Colburn Winnetlka, IL

Biology

Laurel Conradi Salina

88

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People

Ayne-Ka Colleton Upper Marlboro, MD...Psychology

Jack Constant Burnips

Biology

Mallory Collins Dassel, MN

Psychology

Ryan Converse Lowell

Engineering

Andrea Conklin Crystal Lake, IL

Chemistry

Emily Cook Hudsonville English & Secondary Education


stiff compefition I During green week 2010, the Student Congress sustainability committee organized a campus-wide sculpture competition using only recycled goods. Students took a break from studying and came with their egg cartons, cardboard boxes and paper towel tubes to assemble in the pine grove. Pictured on the far left are Connor Hughes ('12) and Joshua Cooper ('11) with their recycled man. Below is Quinn McHilargey ('11) with the tea tree, made by Quinn and her house mates from the "Greenhouse" using recycled tea bags.

Kimberly Cook Clarkston

Nursing

Meghan Cook Zeeland

Exercise Science

Stephen Cornelius Gd. Rapids...Theater & Comm.

Stephanie Cotter Zeeland

Nursing

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Gabriel Courey Holland

Economics & Math

Colleen Creamer Lima, O H

Dance

Timothy Crisman Downers Grove, IL

Religion

Lida Dabney Rolling Meadows, IL...Chemistry

Seniors


Ashley Davis Oakbrook, IL

Social Work

Social Work

Natalie DeGeorge St. Clair Shores

French

Grace Denny

Eric DePree

Alexander Deschaine

Cincinnati, OH...Psych. & Philosophy

Northfield, IL...Computer Sci.

Frankenmuth....Econ. & Mgmt.

Rachel Doherty Clare

Nursing

Joiine Dreyer Grand Rapids Psychology < Religion

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Meghann Deering Traverse City

People

Christopher D o m b k o w s k i Dexter

Geology

Shannon Dudley Midland

Nursing

Tyler DeJong St. Joseph

Lindsey Devine Holland

Accounting

Stephanie Dykema Holland Psychology & Women's Studies

Psychology

Peter D o o m

Steve Donkersloot Zeeland

International

Kalamazoo

Engineering

Andrea Eddy Coloma

Math & Secondary Education


Kyle Edewaard Holland

Biology

Catherine Ellis Hudson...Chem. & Secondary Edu.

Elijah English

Leah Ennis

Pittsford, Ml...Computer Science

Bergenfield, NJ...English & Writing

Deidra Enochs

Kelsey Ensz

Summerfield, FL...Business Mgmt.

Lutherville, MD...Math & Elem. Edu.

Andrea Firlit Northville

Nursing

Amy Fisher Midland

Communication


Lauren Fitz

Karly Fogelsonger

Meghan Fore

Andrew Foster

Columbus, OH,..Psych. & Comm.

Bay City...English & Cr. Writing

St. Charles, IL...Communication

Battle Creek...Computer Science

Layne Fowler

Corey Franks

Lindsey Freiburger

Gd. Rapids...Mech. Engineering

Columbia Station, OH...Mgmt.

Grand Rapids...Special Education

Marten Galantowicz Upper Arlington, OH...Engineering

Lauren Geerlings Zeeland

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Elementary Education

People

Kelly Garcia Holland

Social Work

Lauren Geswein Holland

Social Work

Joanne Gabl Saline

Nursing

Caitlin Gardner

Alison Garza

Alma...Lang. Arts & Elem. Edu.

Holland...Comm. & Spanish

Tara Gibbie

Alissa Gigler

Fremont Language Arts Composite

Naperville, IL...Special Education


I Brennigan Gilson Coloma

English

Haleigh Gokey Paw Paw...Exercise Sci. & Psych.

Anne Gleason Saline

Social Work

William Grant Brighton

Accounting

Eric Gobrogge Frankenmuth

Chemistry

Adam Green Holland

Exercise Science

Kristen Goetz Holland

Special Education

Ann Green Walled Lake...Exercise Science

Aaron Greer

Nathan Griffith

Katie Haines

Bridger Hamilton

Rochester Hills...English & Business

Dundee, IL....Management

Midland...Language Arts Composite

Bremerton, WA....Computer Sci.

4 Tara Hamming Hudsonville

Math & Elem. Edu.

Christopher Harrison

Keegan Hartman

Plymouth, MN....Business Mgmt.

Ithaca....Language Arts & Comm.

Rachel Hashimoto Center Line

Japanese

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Sarah Havlik Chanhassen, MN

Chemistry

Communication

Andrea Helminiak Maumee, OH

Management

David Herman Lutherville, MD...Biology & Sec. Edu.

Laura Herrick

Anne Hertel

Christina Hicks

LaToya Hicks

Holland....Social Work

Holland....Lang. Arts & Elem. Edu.

Sandusky....Biology

Holland.... Psychology

Julian Hinson

Stephen Hobson

Catherine Hoitenga

St Paul, MN...Chemistry & French

Flushing....Political Sci. & Comm.

Holland....Social Work

Colin Hoogerwerf Holland

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English

Ashley Hoogeveen

Jared Hudson

Orange City, IA....Athletic Training

Fremont....Special Education

Crystal Hollis Elmhurst, IL

History

Whitley Huisman Grand Haven

Special Education


Lydia Hurd

Rocio Ibarra

Michael Irvin

Jena Iverson

Chanhssn, MN...Edu., Math, Psych.

Holland....Sociology

Libertyville, IL...Communication

Blmingtn, MN...EIem. Edu., Lang. Art

Jessica Jeffery

Joshua Jelenek

Pinckey

Dance Education

Kristen Johnson Naperville, IL

Religion

Amy Kamps Muskegon

French

Laingsburg

Accounting

Holly Johnson Zeeland....Communication

Sarah Jones

Jennifer Johnston Hastings

Management

Meghan Katner Orion

Nursing

Novi

Communication

Kirsten Kaufmann Clio

Exercise Science

Jana Johnson Petoskey

Nursing

Scott Jungling Zeeland

Business

Kaitlin Kessie South Whitley, IN...Communication & Business

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Alex Ketchum Woodland....Chemistry

Fallon Klug Saint Joseph....Comm. & Spanish

Collin Kooy Metamora

Accounting

Matthew Labaza Rochester, MN

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Engineering

Raina Khatri Grand Haven

Physics & English

Peter Kleczynski Portage

Julie Kocsis South Bend, IN

Communication

Julie Kofron Naperville, IL ...Social Work

Marissa Kooyers Holland

Management

Steven Kratz Ludington

Hope Langdon Flushing Language Arts Composite

English & Philosophy

Business

Kayla Lankheet Zeeland

Mathematics Education

Sarah Klotzbach Traverse City....Language Arts

Pierson Kohlbeck Grand Rapids

Accounting

Brittany Krcatovich Holland

Economics

Samantha Larsen Kalamazoo....History & Sociology


Lindsey Lawrence Flint....Psychology

Colleen Leikert Ludington

Management

Meaghan Lewis Bloomfield

English

Amy Linton Ithaca, NY

Exercise Science

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Krista Liverance Williamston

Physical Education

Julie Madden Holt

Biology

Kyle Mastenbrook Kalamazoo....Elementary Education

Kyle Maybury Holland

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Management

Lillie Lodge South Bend, IN

Nursing

Elizabeth Marsh Wheaton, IL

Social Work

Andrea Mathews Grand Rapids

Nursing

Emma Lucas Cadillac....English & Exercise Sci.

Juan Martinez Holland

Management

Justin Lunderberg Grandville

Biology

Jessenia Martinez-Olmeda Holland...Spec. Edu., Span. & Eng.

Rachel Maxwell

Alexandria May

Bay City

Sturgis

Biology

Nursing

Francis McElgunn

Kelly McGlynn

Meghan McName

Midland.... Management

Wayata, MN....Vocal Performance

Hartland....Theatre


Megan Mejeur St Joseph...Exercise Sci. & Psych.

Raquel Meyer

Jeffrey Meyers

Zeeiand....Social Work

Santa Cruz, CA....Religion

Brandon Mellott Denver, CO

Sociology

0 Erin Michalowski Naperville, IL

Communication

Lauren Miller Haslett

Chelsea Miedema Hudsonville

Math & Spanish

Northville

Chemistry & Spanish

Language Arts Comp.

Melinda Miller

Jeffrey Minkus

Downers Grove, IIâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Biology

Glen Ellyn, IL....Spanish Education

I Lauren Moak

Leanne Miedema Jenison

Katie Moloney Ludington

Psychology

Dustin Miller Battle Creek....Political Science

Zachary Mitchell Stevensville

Math

David Moore

Ronald Moore

Charleston, SC Communication & English

Wheaton, IL....Economics & Spanish

Seniors H

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Camden Moos Davison

Biology

Ethan Morrical Yorktown, IN

Political Science

Jennifer Moreau

Jonathan Morgan

Holland....Social Work

Troy....Communication & English

Rebecca Morrison Traverse City

Chemistry

Patrick Murray Troy

Accounting

Tori Mork Pentwater

Biology

Matthew Myaard Holland....Exercise Science

1 Benjamin Needham Grand Rapids

Accounting

Christopher Nelis Zeeland

Psychology

Ryan Nelis Holland.... Economics

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Brett Newendorp Pella, IA

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Communication

Kendra Nicolai Wayland

Social Work

Leif Nelson Grand Rapids

Engineering

IMtf

Zachary Nielsen Minneapolis, MN

French

Alicia Nieves Mt. Peasant, IL...Religion & History


Nicole Nordstrom

Marni Nixon Mount Prospect, IL

Spanish

Danielle Nyquist Redford

Social Work

Grace Olson Crystal Lake, IL

English

Amy Palmer Vicksburg

Special Education

Northville

Management

Kara Oakley Douglas....Spanish & Intl. Studies

Maurice Ouma Nainbi, Kenya

Engineering

Kyleigh Parks Grand Rapids

Language Arts

Elizabeth Northuis Holland....Exercise Science

Priscilla Oddo Gaylord

History

Amber Overbeek Holland....Elementary Education

Jessie Parsons Anchorage, AK

Nursing

Emily Novak Shelby Twp

Psychology

Elizabeth Olson Ankeny, IA

Chemistry

Jeanne Oxendine Sterling Heights

Biology

Michelle Pascoe Clarkston

Flute

Seniors H

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David Paul Grand Rapids

Aryn Pawloski

Chemistry

Grand Rapids

Social Work

Staci Pessetti Battle Greek....Psych. & Ministry

Samuel Pettigrew Fox River Grove, II

Comm

* Taylor Pettit Eaton Rapids

Psychology

Molly Pittsley Mt. Pleasant..,.Psychology

Preston Pierson Traverse City

Social Studies

Danielle Plamondon Traverse City

Psychology

Anedia Pineda Holland...Sociology & Social Work

Christopher Ploch Redford

Engineering

Jeri Pitcher Holland

Social Work

Nathan Poel Jenison.,,,Biology

r Chelsey Poindexter

James Polet

Robert Poll

Carolyn Powers

East Jordan..,.English & Secondary Education

Grandvllle....History

Grandvllle.,. Business Management

Greenville, SC....Chemistry & Spanish

People


Mary Pressler

Frank Previch

Saline....Chemistry & Psychology

Adrian....Exercise Science

Chelsae Quada Hampton, NJ....Science Composite

Kevin Raley Addison, II

English

Michael Puff Newago

Elementary Education

Brian Puis Alpena....Elementary Science

Matthew Ray

Rebecca Reagan

Holland....Social Studies Edu.

Waterford...English & Psychology

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Seniors

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Julie Reishus Naperville, IL

Communication

James Richardson Mt, Vernon, OH

History & Classics

Cydney Remy

Ross Reynolds

Zeeland....Dance

Coopersville....Biology

Rachel Richter

Camille Riddering

Belleville

Nursing

Esperanza Rodriguez

Michelle Roose

Holland....Social Studies Comp.

Portage....Spanish Education

Jennifer Scamehorn

Kathleen Schmid

Traverse City....Athletic Training

Hoffman Estates, IL...Religion & Youth Ministry

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People

Belmont

Biology

Alison Roth Grand Rapids

English & Comm.

Meghan Scholl Hillsdale

Political Science

Manuel Reynoso Winfield, IL

Communication

Travis Rieth Kalamazoo

Psychology

Eileen Sanderson Poquoson, VA....Math & Elem. Edu.

Bart Schrader Centerville....Fine Arts Composite


Emily Schuiteman Fremont

Psychology

Alexander Schwiebert Chelsea

Economics

Rachel Scott Flint

International Studies

Ryan Sexton Fennville

History

f Stephen Shaffer Grand Rapids

Religion

Amanda Sifnotis Elk Grove Village, II

Chemistry

Haley Smith Bronson

Psychology

Timothy Shannon Minneapolis, MN

Chemistry

Amy Slattery Lansing

History

Matthew Smith Holland....Mechanial Engineering

David Sherry Oneida, NY

Communication

Kevin Slusher Montgomery Religion

Sarah Shier Chicago, II

Biology & French

Erica Smith Muskegon

International Studies

Matthew Smith

Cassie Sneller

Saline....Mechanical Engineering

Holland....Special Education

Seniors

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Briana Sosenheimer Fort Wayne, IN

Music & Dance

Nicholas Stegeman Zeeland

Engineering

Angela Sweers Williamston

Nursing

Casey Splinter

Andrea Springett

Austin Stauffer

Libertyville, IL...English & Spanish

Bangor.. Nursing & Psychology

Holland.... Communication

Michelle Stoel

Nicholas Stone

Steven Strock

Zeeland....Social Work

Dearborn Heights...Psychology

Grandville....Accounting

David Tapper Paw Paw

Biology

Amanda Thelen

Trena Thomas

Sturgis....Athletic Training

Brussels, Belgium...Elementary Education

Alissa Tassopoulos

Allen Taylor

Grosse Pt...Art Hist. & Elem. Edu. Indianapolis, IN...Music & Photgraphy

Heather T h o m p s o n

Christopher Tidmarsh

Petoskey....Math & Elementary Education

South Bend, IN

French

Seniors H

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Elizabeth Tieche St. Charles, IL

Psychology

Daniel Toren Lynwood, IL

Political Science

Jonathan Tromp Byron....Center Public Accounting

Peter Van Heest Annapolis, MD

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People

Geology

Steven T o m p k i n s Glen Ellyn, IL...Mech. Engineering

Shannon Torres Chicago, IL

Political Science

Katie Van Duinen Grandville

History & Spanish

Matthew Van Oostenburg Holland

Exercise Science

Kaleb Topp Kalispell, MT

Chemistry

Stacia Topp Somers, MT...Psych, & Sociology

Cody Tozer Sturgis

Communication

Leah Van Enk Portage

Management

Sarah Vander Meer Holland

Geology

Aaron Treiber Auburn

Exercise Science

Jaime Van Heest Holland

Psychology & Neuro.

Gina Vander Veen Grand Rapids

Biology


Sarah Vander W o u de La Grange, IN...German & Comm.

Nicholas Vanvoorst Holland

History

Christina Vandergriend Granger, IN

Communication

Tabitha Vanwormer Marshall

Nursing

mm Colin Vis East Grand Rapids....Political Sci.

Emily Wade Bloomfield Hills

Exercise Science

Christina Vogelzang Holland

Management

Bethany Wagner Holt

Psychology

Nicholas Vanderhovel Howell

Management

Sarah Vanzanten Hudsonville

Spanish & English

Susan Voskuil Green Bay

History & Religion

Jessica Wagoner Clarinda, IA....EIementary Edu. & Language Arts

Erin Vanoordt Jenison....Nursing

Allyson Velderman Holland

Political Science

Jeff Vredenburg Grand Rapids....Biology & French

Timothy Wahmhoff Gobies

Science

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Sarah Wander

Sarah Warner

Bryanna Warriner

Arlington Heights, IL...Management

Geneva, IL...International Studies

Eaton Rapids...Communication

Elizabeth Weidenhaft Apple Valley, MN...Biology & Chem.

Claire Weller Crystal Lake, IL

Aaron Welsch Art

Rachel Whitney

Matthew Wiersum

Middleville...Eng. & Cr. Writing

Minnetonka, MN...Psych. & Pol. Sci.

Matthew Wissink Zeeland

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People

Religion

Amelia Wolter Portage

Religion

St. Peters, l\/IO...Chem. & Neurosci.

Blair Williams Fenton

Engineering

Lucas Wolthuis Viskburg

Secondary Education

Aric Wauzzinski Muncie, IN

Religion

Christopher Wendt North Muskegon

History Edu.

Jonathan Winne Highland Ranch, CO...Mech. Engin

Andrea Woods Appleton, Wl

Social Work


Kyle W o o d w o r t h

Beth Yahraus

South Bend. IN...Psych. & Neurosci.

Bryan, OH....Special Education

Adam Zantello Bangor

Biology

Michelle Zeitter Grand Rapids

Nursing

Elizabeth Yanney Wheaton, IL

Accounting

Kaitlynn Zigterman Aurora, IL...Music Performance

Jonathan Ytterock Flint

English

Victoria Zokoe Holland

Music

Nicholas Z u p a n c i c h Grand Haven Geology & Psychology

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Christina Aardema, FR Skyler Adams, FR Charles Adjei, FR Katherine Adkins, SO Gregory Afendoulis, FR

Keegan Aguilera, SO Yessenia Aguirre, FR Lauren Ahem, FR Farah Ahmad, JR Angelo Alago, FR

Haleigh Albertson, FR Kyle Alexander, FR Olivia Allore, FR Krysta Altvater, SO Aida Alvarado, SO

Athina Alvarez, FR Cameron Alvesteffer, SO Amy Alvine, SO Bryant Anderson, FR Emilee Anderson, SO

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cosmos crush cancer Garrett Anderson, JR Katie Anderson, SO Mackenzie Anderson, FR

Maribel Andrade, FR Joline Andrews, JR Tessa Angell, FR

Sarah Antrobus, SO Megan Aprile, SO Evan Arendsen, SO

Monica Arismendez, JR Emily Armbruster, FR Corey Arnold, FR

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Victoria Ashmead, FR Whitney Askew, SO Peter Aune, FR

crushing cancer I In t h e fall, t h e Cosmopolitan fraternity teamed u p with t h e H o p e H o c k e y T e a m to raise m o n e y f o r c a n c e r awareness. T h e y raised $ 5 0 0 a n d w e r e able to p u r c h a s e pink jerseys for t h e Hockey T e a m .

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Anthony Baar, FR Anne Baenziger, SO Scott Bahash, FR Ross Bailey, JR Gretchen Baldwin, FR

John Balich, FR Thomas Balich, SO Hayley Bamborough, FR Amber Banks, FR Olajide Banks, JR

Amanda Barber, JR Aimee Barigian, JR Alyssa Barigian, SO Elliott Barney, FR Esther Barrett, SO

Jennifer Barry, SO Cara Bartels, SO Kyle Bartoszek, FR Michael Bass, FR Sara Batts, SO

Ashley Bauman, Emily Bauss, Casey Baxter, Evan Beals, Julia Becker,

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Emily Bednar, SO Wesley Beemer, FR Sara Beery, FR Erin Behrendt, SO Tyler Bekius, JR

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Morgan Beil, SO Christina Bello, SO Annelise Belmonte, SO Lydia Benish, JR Alison Bernard, JR

Zachary Beswick, FR Ranya Betts, FR Elizabeth Biagioni, FR Melissa Bieri, FR Caleb Billman, SO

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Meghan Broadbent, SO Olivia Brockway, JR Arifal Brooklins, FR Jonathan Brooks, JR Michael Brooks, FR

Daniel Brott, FR Jocelyn Brousseau, JR Adrianne Brown, FR Katie Brown, SO Matthew Brown, FR

Stephanie Brown, JR Stephanie Brown, JR Joshua Brubaker, SO Christine Bruinsma, FR Katherine Brune, FR

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Hillary Brunt, FR Chelsea Brussee, JR Lien Brusselmans, SO Allison Bryan, JR Morgan Bubb, SO

John Buck, SO Catherine Buist, FR Lauren Bull, SO Hilary Bultman, SO Von Bunnell, JR

Katherine Burgener, SO Katharyn Burke, FR Brianna Burking, FR Phoebe Burtless-Creps, JR Jordan Bush, FR

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innovative yet classic I T h e Kletz h a d a full h o u s e o n Friday, March 5 w h e n singer, songwriter, R u d y C u r r e n c e , p e r f o r m e d with his k e y b o a r d a n d a p o w e r f u l voice. C u r r e n c e was b r o u g h t to H o p e by t h e Social Activities C o m m i t t e e , His set list i n c l u d e d covers f r o m artists r a n g i n g f r o m Stevie W o n d e r a n d Marvin Gaye to Avril Lavigne a n d Alicia Keyes. C u r r e n c e c h a r m e d t h e a u d i e n c e b o t h o n a n d off stage, ( T o p Left) Allen T a y l o r ('11) gets R u d y ' s a u t o g r a p h a f t e r t h e show-. ( T o p Right) R u d y works his c h a r m o n Kristin Stevenson a f t e r t h e show ('13).

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Michael Carlson, FR Kathryn Carlton, JR Erin Carmody, SO Carlene Carpenter, SO Kelsey Carpenter, FR

Jordan Carrigan, Leah Carroll, Amanda Carson, Elena Caruthers, Gabriel Casher,

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Erika Castillo, Thomas Castronovo, Elizabeth Cather, Caitlin Cave, Ryan Caviness,

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Robert Cawood, FR Alexandra Cerone, SO Nydia Chavarria, SO Jason Check, SO Grace Cheeley, FR

William Chew, SO Rachel Cho, FR Danielle Christensen, FR Lauren Clack, JR Elizabeth Clark, FR

Hilary Clark, Madelyn Clark, Shali Clark, Nicole Claucherty, Delilah Clement,

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Laura Clement, FR Peter Clifton, SO Amy Clinton, JR Leigh Clouse, FR Emily Cobb, FR

Trevor Coeling, JR Tiffany Coffing, FR Leah Coggon, FR Christopher Cohrs, JR Kaitlin Colburn, FR

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Kelsey Colburn, FR Daniel Cole, FR Genevieve Colletta, SO Eden Collins, SO Kaitlin Collins, FR

Molly Collins, FR James Colten, JR Sarah Colton, FR Mazi Condelee, SO Michael Connelly, SO

Jillian Conner, SO Andrea Converse, SO Andrew Cook, FR Jeffrey Cook, FR Timothy Cooke, FR

Erika Coombs, SO Allison Coons, FR Hannah Cooper, FR Joshua Cooper, JR Kaitlin Cooper, JR

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rythym in the g r o v e I Kristen Dufty ('12), Paul Rice ('11) a n d Alison C o r s o ('12) take a b r e a k f r o m s t u d y i n g to take a d v a n t a g e of t h e b e a u t i f u l w e a t h e r . T h e Pine G r o v e is t h e p e r f e c t setting to perfect their s p r i n g t i m e j a m s .

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Sean Cratty, FR Ryan Crawley, FR Stephanie Crockett, FR Jaimie Cromwell, FR Salena Crosby, SO

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k e e p on rolling I Claire Wulf ('11) has decided that 4 wheels are better than none. She puts a new twist on the longboard, which has become an increasingly p o p u l a r means of transportation t h r o u g h campus.

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Jill Cutting, SO Lane Czanko, FR Natalie Dache, SO Natalie Dalm, JR Sophia Daly, FR

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James Delbene, SO Vannessa Delgado, FR Kendra Deloof, FR Chase Demaagd, FR Nicole Demarree, SO

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Erika Dvorak, FR Amanda Dykman, JR Kristine Eagen, FR Sarah Eastman, SO Elizabeth Ebright, FR

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Meagan Elinski, FR Elizabeth Ellis, FR Michelle Ellis, FR Rachel Elzinga, FR Alyssa Emerling, SO

Thomas Endean, SO Kathryn Engelbrecht, JR Carrie Engels, SO Rachel English, SO Benjamin Erickson, FR

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sound of hope I T h e A f r i c a n C h i l d r e n ' s C h o i r w o n over t h e h e a r t s of m a n y in t h e C h a p e l o n Friday, S e p t e m b e r 18, T h e c h o i r i n c l u d e d c h i l d r e n ages seven to 12 f r o m several African nations i n c l u d i n g U g a n d a , Kenya, R w a n d a , S o u t h Africa, N i g e r i a a n d G h a n a . T h e i r p e r f o r m a n c e was s p o n s o r e d by t h e I n t e r n a t i o n a l Relations C l u b a n d t h e offices of i n t e r n a t i o n a l e d u c a t i o n a n d m u l t i c u l t u r a l e d u c a t i o n . D o u g F u j a w a ('09) a n d J u l i a n H i n s o n ('10) w e r e two of t h e s t u d e n t s involved in t h e p l a n n i n g a n d w e l c o m i n g of t h e c h i l d r e n ' s c h o i r to Flope's c a m p u s .


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Elizabeth Fast, SO Danielle Fegan, JR Kelsey Fegan, SO Madeleine Ferguson, FR Sarah Ferriby, FR

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Katherine Forrester, FR Johanna Forst, FR Alexis Foster, FR Mallory Fox, JR Terra Fox, JR

Vincenzo Francis, JR Sarah Fraser, JR Amanda French, SO Jessica Frey, FR Ann Frisella, JR

Rebecca Fry, SO Michael Fujawa, FR Julia Fulton, FR Russell Fyfe, FR Thomas Gable, FR

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Stephanie Goris, SO Josh Grabijas, FR Chelsea Grainer, FR Allie Granite, FR Natalia Granzotto, FR

Ben Grasmeyer, FR Bethany Gravert, SO Channa Grebe, FR Cara Green, FR Jacob Green, FR

Ryan Greene, SO Amyjoy Greenlee, FR Matthew Gregory, JR Summer Griesinger, FR Frank Groen, FR

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Joe Habbouche, SO Tania Habbouche, FR Olivia Haines, FR Cara Haley, FR Geoffrey Hall, SO

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Joel Hartleroad, FR Christopher Harwood, SO Kristen Hasbrouck, SO Rachel Hatfield, FR Nicholas Haugen, FR

Rachel Haveman, FR Jillian Haverkate, FR Peter Havlatka, JR Diane Hawke, SO Scott Hawken, JR

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Olivia Henderlite, FR Garrit Hensley, SO Zehabu Herd, SO Joseph Hermenet, FR Brian Hernandez, SO

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Benjamin Hicks, SO Elizabeth Hidlebaugh, FR Steven Higgins, FR Kristin Higgs, FR Erin Hildebrandt, SO

Kimberly Hill, FR Carmen Hirsch, JR Amber Hoag, FR Rebecca Hobson, FR Haley Hodges, FR

Heather Hoekstra, JR Katherine Hoekstra, SO Laura Holaway, SO Adam Holman, SO Nicholas Hoist, JR

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Carra Hood, Crystal Hooper, Andrew Home, Jeannie Horner, Leah Hottel,

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color your w o r l d I In t h e D e p r e e art center, La'Shawn Donelson ('13) uses acrylic paints to d o c u m e n t still life vegetable setu p s for t h e first all color p a i n t i n g a s s i g n m e n t in t h e basic p a i n t i n g course. The goal of the a s s i g n m e n t is to t h i n k a b o u t composition a n d how to m o v e t h e eye t h r o u g h t h e p a i n t i n g .

Andrea Houg, SO Kathrine Houseman, FR Kayla Howard, FR Scott Howard, SO Jordan Howenstine, FR

Kylee Rowland, FR Gregory Rubers, SO Melody Hughes, FR Chelsey Huisingh, SO Justin Hunberger, FR

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Andrew Hursh, JR Sa'eed Husaini, FR Eric Hydorn, FR Alexandra Hylen, FR Erica Iceberg, FR

Meaghan Igel, JR Eric Immink, FR Tyler Ingalls, FR Michelle Irvin, FR Paula Irwin, SO

clay w o r k s I In the basic ceramics course, Allen Taylor ('10), Bethany Kicz ('11) a n d Laura Hobson ('12) use the throwing wheels to mold clay into cups, bowls, and plates. O n e of the greatest benefits of the ceramics course, is that you get to keep all of your work when the course is over. Some advanced students opt to sell their work for a profit in the student art sale at the end of the semester.

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Lindsay Johnsen, SO April Johnson, FR Benjamin Johnson, SO Danielle Johnson, FR Erin Johnson, JR

Hillary Johnson, SO Lindsay Johnson, FR Lucas Johnson, JR Meagan Johnson, SO Megan Johnson, SO

Sarah Johnson, SO Justin Johnston, FR Ashley Jones, FR Marietta Jones, FR Richard Jones, FR

\ Paige Jowski, FR Sam Joyce, SO Ji-Hyun Jung, FR Kelsey Kaczynski, FR Jonathan Kagey, JR

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Andrea Karnik, SO Kaylynn Keedy, JR Cheryl Keenan, FR Margaret Kelch, SO Matthew Keller, SO

John Kemink, FR Spencer Kiefer, FR Aria Kieft, JR Allison Kiel, FR Felix Kikaya, SO

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Carianne Klueck, JR Sarah Knack, FR Jillian Koch, JR Erin Kole, FR Brittany Konfara, SO

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Abigail Koning, Annalise Kort, Justin Korver, Katherine Kosch, Elizabeth Kovic,

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Jessica Kozack, SO Jennifer Kragt, FR Katherine Kramer, FR Alex Krause, FR Maria Krebs, JR

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Katherine Krueger, JR Kevin Krueger, SO Sarah Krueger, FR Sarah Kuhn, FR Kayla Kuiper, SO

Tiffany Kuipers, SO Milan Kulics, SO Andrew Kuncl, FR Bryan Kunkler, SO Brian Kurzawa, FR

Meredith Kussmaul, FR Courtney Kust, FR Kaci Kust, SO Jennifer La Porta, JR Leah Labarge, SO

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birthday buds I New students with February 2nd birthdays, Jeffrey E k d o m ('13), Richele Ehardt ('13), Samuel Tzou ('13), Kwang J i n Kim ('13) a n d Ashley B a u m a n ('13) unite. During orientation, the playfair provided a u n i q u e opportunity for freshmen to find all of the people who share the same birthday.

Sean Ladouce, FR Charles Lafferty, FR Laura Lafountain, JR Cory Lakatos, JR Trevor Lake, SO

Biruh Lakew, FR Gregory Lameti, SO Patrick Lamothe, FR Brandon Larabee, JR Kayla Large, FR .V

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Alexander Lazar, FR Anna Leach, SO Emily Leathley, JR Alison Lechner, SO Meghan Lechner, FR

Nicolle Leclair, JR Daniel Lee, FR Kaitlyn Leikert, SO Kailey Leiter, JR Edith Leon, SO

Nicholas Leonard, SO Michael Lesousky, FR Jessica Lewinski, FR Doyle Lewis, SO Virginia Ley, FR

Sarah Lidgard, FR Karielle Liggins, JR Jared Lincoln, FR Abigail Lindberg, FR Zachary Lindell, FR

i Austin Lintemuth, FR Rachel Lippert, FR John Lloyd, FR Kimberly Lock, SO Douglas Lockhart, SO

Laura Lodwick, FR Courtney Long, SO Erica Long, SO Jeana Longoria, JR Nayeli Lopez, FR

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Kaylee Marcinkus, FR Laura Marcus, FR Lisa Markham, SO Michelle Marra, JR Kristen Marsh, SO

Felicia Marshall, FR Kelly Marsman, FR Aaron Martin, JR Grace Martin, FR Travis Martin, SO

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Ryan Martinez, FR Marissa Martz, FR Lauren Maslyk, FR Katharine Matejka, JR Jennifer Matson, FR

Taylor Mattarella, FR Angelina Matthews, FR Christopher Mattson, SO Daniel Mauleon, FR Emery Max, SO

Scott Maxwell, FR Brooke Mcbride, SO Ryan Mccall, SO Morgan Mccardel, FR Gordon Mcclimans, FR

Alyssa Mccord, FR Andrew Mccubbin, FR Brooke Mcdonald, FR Christopher Mcgann, FR Allyson Mcgrath, FR

Ouinn Mcilhargey, JR Colleen Mcintyre, JR Erin Mcintyre, SO Andrew Mckeachie, SO Frank Mckee, SO

Laura Mckeel, FR Meaghan Mckeon, FR Noah Mclaren, FR Kyle Mclellan, SO Allyson Mcmeeking, FR

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Sara Mcmullin, SO Mara Mcmurray, FR â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mark Mcnally, FR I Sean Mcnally, FR " Daniel Mcneel, JR

Molly Mead, JR Emily Meade, FR Rachel Medina, SO Troy Meiners, SO Elizabeth Meiusi, FR

Sarah Mejia, JR Elizabeth Melchers, JR Michelle Menken, FR Curtis Merrick, JR Christopher Merten, FR

Kristin Mertz, Melissa Meyer, M'. Brindley Midkiff, Hannah Mielke, Danielle Mikhail,

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Amanda Miller, SO Andrea Miller, JR Elizabeth Miller, SO Erika Miller, FR Kayla Miller, FR

Lauren Miller, FR Spencer Miller, FR Ryan Millikan, FR Amanda Milliken, FR Heather Mills, SO

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Kyle Mireles, FR Robert Molenhouse, FR Esther Moon, SO Shayna Moon, FR Keenan Moore, FR

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Lynn Moss, FR Sarah Moss, FR Kaitlin Moyer, FR Nickolas Muckleroy, FR Jimmy Mugemana, FR

Josh Mugford, FR Jennifer Muisenga, SO Shannon Mullen, FR Courtny Mullens, FR Madalyn Muncy, FR

Amairani Munoz, FR Meghan Munoz, FR Vincent Munoz, FR Karly Murphy, JR Sean Murphy, FR

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Jared Mysliwiec, FR Robert Nash, SO Kady Neal, JR Emily Neevel, FR Mary Neilson, FR

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Brianna Nelson, FR Carly Nelson, FR Casey Nelson, SO Amanda Newbold, SO Beverly Newey, JR

Loan Nguyen, SO Thanh Nguyen, FR Jillian Nichols, FR Christina Nielsen, SO Mitchell Nienhuis, FR

Christina Noa, FR Emily Nock, FR Alec Norkey, FR Celeste Norlander, FR Amanda Norris, SO

i Eli Norris, FR Danielle Northuis, SO Dylan Nowland, FR Laura Nyitray, JR Amanda O'brien, FR

Regina O'brien, SO Caitlin O'connell, SO Kelsie O'connor, FR Jonathan Oldham, SO Charles Olson, FR

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Fredrick Ottensmeyer, SO Ryan Otterstrom, SO Colton Overway, FR Jamie Overway, JR Daniel Owens, FR

Charles Page, FR Samantha Pahls, FR Jennifer Palkowski, SO Rebecca Palmitier, SO Luke Panning, FR

Jenna Para, FR Charlotte Park, FR Lauren Parker, FR Michael Parmelee, SO Michael Parrish, SO

t a g along I A l e x a n d e r Schwiebert ('13) gives A r t h u r S c h u b e r t ('13) a creative r i d e t h r o u g h c a m p u s . Did not h a v e a bike? N o p r o b l e m , tag a l o n g with a f r i e n d .

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Kayla Partridge, SO I Laura Pastula, FR I Charles Patchak, FR I

Leah Patenge, SO Heather Patnott, FR Karen Patterson, JR

Sarah Patton, JR Deborah Paver, FR William Payne, FR

Kelly Pearce, FR Jennifer Pearson, FR Zachary Pedigo, SO

Caitlin Peirce, JR David Penning, JR Stefani Pentiuk, FR

Adam Peplinski, FR Andrew Peterson, JR Julia Peterson, JR

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Kirsten Peterson, SO Tyler Peterson, PR Kelly Petrasky, PR Tiffany Phan, JR Ryan Phillips, PR

Nicholas Pillsbury, SO Vanessa Piper, PR Nathan Ploeger, PR Kelly Poling, SO Danielle Poll, SO

Lily Poon, SO Alexander Porte, SO Danielle Portfleet, PR Julie Powers, SO Jessica Pratley, SO

Audra Pretty, PR Amy Pretzer, PR Kristen Previch, PR Sara Pridmore, SO Sarah Prill, SO

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Stephen Prior, JR Danielle Pumfery, PR Valerie Quails, SO Emily Ouigley, PR Ronald Radcliffe, JR

Guillermo Range!, SO Stephanie Rankin, SO Charles Ranspach, PR Jenelle Ranville, PR Colin Rathbun, SO

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Lydia Rau, SO Christopher Ray, FR Whitney Recknagel, FR Jessica Redding, FR Laura Redebaugh, FR

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Mary Rhoades, FR Benjamin Rice, FR Meredith Rice, FR Paul Rice, JR Alyssa Richards, FR

Jackie Richards, JR Joel Riegsecker, JR Sara Riemersma, SO Joel Rietsema, FR Kristina Rikkonen, FR

Kathryn Ristau, FR Jordan Ritsema, JR Elena Rivera, SO Kelly Robbins, SO Jessica Roberts, FR

Laurie Roberts, SO Nathaniel Roberts, JR Rebecca Robinett, FR Anna Robinson, FR Hannah Rode, SO

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Claire Roembach-Clark, SO Nicholas Roen, FR Magdaline Rohweder, SO Emily Rosendahl, JR Michaela Roskam, FR

Andreana Rosnik, SO Caitlin Roth, SO Joshua Roth, FR Blake Rottschafer, FR Kelli Rottschafer, FR

Charles Rowerdink, FR Emily Rowland, FR Katelyn Rumsey, JR Tyler Rumsey, FR Bryant Russ, JR

Christopher Russ, SO Gabrielle Russell, FR Sarah Russo, JR Devin Ryan, FR Johnathan Ryan, FR

Matthew Rybar, FR Nathan Sail, SO Therese Sammarco, FR Jonathan Sankey, SO Brian Santellan, SO

Mia Savagian, SO Andrew Scafe, FR Allison Scalzitti, FR Nicholas Scappaticci, FR Amanda Schab, JR

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Amberlyn Scheeringa, SO Lindsay Schell, SO Jillian Schellenberg, SO Leigh Schenewerk, FR Shelby Schilling, FR

Dale Schipper, SO Cory Schmidt, SO Kaitlyn Schmidt, FR Haili Schneider, FR Kate Schrampter, SO

Joseph Schreiber, FR Elisabeth Schrock, FR Courtnet Schuerman, JR Rebecca Schuh, FR Amanda Schuiling, FR

Brittany Schultz, FR Shelby Schuiz, FR Cynthia Schutt, SO Brent Schwab, FR Caitlin Seay, SO

Kylie Segard, FR William Seiler, FR Connor Sevack, FR Kalli Shades, SO Jordyn Sheldon, FR

Kaley Sheldon, FR Kyleigh Sheldon, FR Lyndsey Shembarger, FR Kara Shetler, JR Cecelia Short, FR

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hit em high I H o m e c o m i n g king. Michael McAuliffe ('10), wins big at t h e b e a n b a g toss c o m p e t i t i o n . T h e toss took place d u r i n g t h e SAG c o o r d i n a t e d h o m e c o m i n g festivities.

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Kendra Short, JR Kelly Shugart, JR Cortlandt Sicard, SO Emily Siebeneck, FR Frederik Siewertsz Van Reesema, FR

Lucas Sigourney, FR Danielle Silletti, JR Jessica Simmons, JR Adam Simon, SO Haley Simpson, FR

Caitlin Sinkhorn, JR Lindsey Sisson, SO Robert Sjoholm, JR Stephanie Skaff, SO Megan Skinner, FR

Rebekah Skinner, FR Ingrid Slette, SO William Sloan, FR Shelby Smallbone, FR Derek Smeenge Ter Vree, JR

Andrew Smith, SO Daniel Smith, JR Heather Smith, SO Keri Smith, JR Morgan Smith, SO

l Peter Smith, SO Sherri Smith, FR Jonathan Snavely, FR Jessica Snitko, FR Erinn Snoeyink, FR

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Nathan Snuggerud, FR Mark Soisson, FR Osbelia Solis, FR Blake Soulet, FR Kiley Spirito, FR

Christine Springer, FR Allison Springett, FR Lindsey Springstroh, JR John Stathakis, FR Brittany Steeg, SO

Samantha Steffens, FR Haley Stell, SO Alyssa Stevenson, FR Kristin Stevenson, FR Susan Stevenson, JR

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Hannah Stewart, FR Erin Stier, JR Heather Stiff, SO Sarah Stinson, JR Rebecca Stacker, FR

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t e a m w o r k F r o m o n e All-MIAA player to a n o t h e r , Cassidy Bulthuis ('11) sets Kara V a n d e G u c h t e ('11) f o r a n o t h e r kill. T h a n k s to their s t r o n g c o m f o r t with o n e each o t h e r , t h e Flying D u t c h r e a c h e d t h e Final F o u r for t h e first time in H o p e volleyball history.

a real killer I Jacie Fielder ('12) m a d e h e r p r e s e n c e k n o w n early a n d o f t e n . T h e All-MIAA m i d d l e hitter led t h e MIAA in hitting p e r c e n t a g e with a .370.

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Q: W h e n did things start to click for the team this year? A: 1 think o u r biggest i m p r o v e m e n t s c a m e a f t e r we switched o u r lineups a little bit a n d we got used to w h e r e we w e r e playing a n d w h o were played next too.

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smile w i d e F r o n t row; J a m i e Kline ('11), Jacie Fiedler (11), Kristen J o h n s o n ('10), A n d r e a H e l m i n i a k ('10), T e r e s a Borst ('10), C a r r i e Lehocky ('11). Back row: Jessica Maier ('13), G r e e r Bratschie ('13), Kara V a n d e G u c h t e ('11), C o u r t n e y Earles, ('13) Sara D e W e e r d t (11), Cassidy Bulthuis ('11), T r a c i B a k e r ('11), S a m a n t h a Wolffis ('12), h e a d coach Becky Schmidt.

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Q : W h a t will you r e m e m b e r f r o m y o u r time off the court? A: T h e best t h i n g we did as a team off t h e c o u r t was we w e n t to the C h i l d r e n ' s Devos Hospital a n d we v o l u n t e e r e d their. It was really inspiring.


g o h o p e , g o I Calvin fans could not distract Sara DeWeerdt (' 11) or the rest of the MIAA champion Dutch. H o p e finished off the Knights with a three-set sweep before nearly 1,500 DeVos Fieldhouse fans.

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the final four T h e y almost m a d e it to t h e big show. A f t e r five consecutive seasons of 20 wins or m o r e , the Flying D u t c h finally got their d u e s , s t a n d i n g as o n e of t h e finest volleyball p r o g r a m s in t h e n a t i o n . With a p l e t h o r a of AllMIAA seniors a l o n g with several highly t o u t e d u n d e r c l a s s m e n , H o p e plowed t h r o u g h o p p o n e n t s at ease. " T h e t e a m is the closest that it has b e e n all my 4 years," said Kristen J o h n s o n ('10). " T h e r e w e r e n ' t any a t t i t u d e p r o b l e m s . P e o p l e get o l d e r a n d get over those things, a n d also the skill levels a r e really similar. W e all really a r e f r i e n d s . T h a t is w h a t m a d e us go f r o m a g o o d t e a m to a g r e a t team." T w e n t y o p p o n e n t s fell victim to a t h r e e set sweep against t h e D u t c h . T w o of which c a m e d u r i n g the NCAA t o u r n a m e n t against L a k e l a n d College a n d Calvin College. It wasn't until t h e Flying Dutch r e a c h e d the Final F o u r that they f o u n d a w o r t h y o p p o n e n t in the W a s h i n g t o n University Bears w h o w e r e vying f o r t h e i r 10th national c h a m p i o n s h i p . H o p e ' s Final F o u r finish was t h e best in

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a lot t o cheer a b o u t I T h e Flying Dutch d o m i n a t e d the MIAA with a 16-0 conference record. Five players earned A1I-MIAA honors with Kristen J o h n s o n ('10) earning defensive player of the year h o n o r s a n d A n d r e a Helminiak ('10) earning MIAA MVP honors.

MIAA history. "When we w o n regional a n d the fans r u s h e d t h e c o u r t , it was an a m a z i n g feeling that can't be explained." said co-captain A n d r e a H e l m i n a k ( 1 0 ) . H e l m i n a k e a r n e d MIAA M V P a n d finished with 62 assists against W a s h i n g t o n University. H e r o u t s t a n d i n g p e r f o r m a n c e did not stand a l o n e t h o u g h . N e w c o m e r a n d All-MIAA m i d d l e hitter Jacie Fielder ('12) nearly beat the Bears herself with a m a t c h - h i g h 28 kills a n d only t h r e e e r r o r s in 51 a t t e m p t s . Fellow All-MIAA h o n o r e e s Cassidy Bulthuis ( ' I I ) a n d K a r a V a n d e G u c h t e ( ' I I ) finished with 13 a n d I I kills respectively. After a m a s s i n g 109 wins over their college c a r e e r , J o h n s o n , H e l m i n a k , a n d co-captain T e r e s a Borst e a r n e d that recognition as the best MIAA volleyball t e a m ever. |

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d o d g e , dip, dive, a n d duck I J o s h Echtinaw's ('12) quick j u k e s led to an impressive five y a r d s p e r carry. Echtinaw p e r f o r m e d well o n special t e a m s as well, even b r e a k i n g a 62-yard kick r e t u r n at W h e a t o n .

emotions Someway a n d s o m e h o w , t h e Flying D u t c h m e n p u s h e d back t h e clouds f o r j u s t o n e m o r e day of glory. For j u s t o n e m o r e day, 2 3 g r a d u a t i n g seniors c l a m o r e d d o w n the s o u t h e n d - z o n e stairs with their b r e t h r e n . N e v e r m i n d the h e a r t b r e a k they e n d u r e d all season. T o d a y was their day of glory. T o d a y they would b r i n g h o m e t h e W o o d e n S h o e t r o p h y o n e m o r e time. " T h e senior kids at Kalamazoo d o n ' t even know w h a t it looks like or feels like," linebacker Zach J o n e s ('11) said. "We h a d to set the t o n e of t h e g a m e . Coach K r e p s r e m i n d e d every player that 'We m u s t win this g a m e . ' " With the MIAA l e a d i n g r u s h e r , T i m Elzinga ('11), a n d Chris Feys ( 1 1 ) in the backfield, Kalamazoo n e v e r stood a chance. In j u s t the first play of the g a m e , Elzinga d a s h e d for a 20-yard r u n to p u t t h e D u t c h m e n in H o r n e t territory. Feys t h e n b o m b e d a 4 1 -y ard t o u c h d o w n pass to Scott S n y d e r ('10) to p u t H o p e a h e a d a f t e r j u s t 36 seconds of play. T h e D u t c h m e n did not let u p t h e r e . With t h r e e t o u c h d o w n s a n d 129 y a r d s r u s h i n g against t h e H o r n e t s , Elzinga took h o m e t h e g a m e ball a n d b e c a m e j u s t the twelfth player in the 100-year history of H o p e football to r u s h for m o r e t h a n 1,000 yards in a season. W h e n n u m b e r 26 was n o t o n the field j u k i n g o p p o n e n t s , m i d d l e linebacker Zach J o n e s was c r u s h i n g o p p o s i n g r u n n e r s o n d e f e n s e . T h e two-time All-MIAA h o n o r e e led the c o n f e r e n c e with 121 tackles. "I h a t e w h e n teams pass all the time," J o n e s said. J o n e s will miss t h e p r e s e n c e of his g r a d u a t i n g t e a m m a t e s . "We w e r e psyched u p to get t h e g a m e started," J o n e s said. " T h e n o u r e m o t i o n s started to calm d o w n a n d we realized it was o u r seniors last g a m e . It was blast looking back in the past of all the accomplish-ments they h a d . " T o g e t h e r , 23 g r a d u a t i n g seniors held t h e W o o d e n Shoe t r o p h y . H o p e finished t h e season at 3-3 in c o n f e r e n c e play a n d tied at f o u r t h with Alma. â&#x20AC;˘ by colton wright

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the mud b o w l Led by All-MIAA linebacker a n d l e a d i n g tackier Zach J o n e s ('11), second f r o m left, t h e D u t c h m e n forced 16 t u r n o v e r s a n d 18 sacks. "The team goals for every g a m e was to force two t u r n o v e r s a g a m e a n d force t h r e e d o w n - a n d - o u t s every time o n defense," said J o n e s .


turning on the jets I MIAA l e a d i n g r u s h e r T i m Elzinga ('11) left Albion in t h e d u s t with 131 y a r d s r u s h i n g in their mid-season m e e t i n g . Elzinga d o m i n a t e d o p p o s i n g d e f e n s e s with 1,038 total r u s h i n g y a r d s a n d 13 r u s h i n g touchdowns.

under center I N e w starting q u a r t e r b a c k C h r i s t o p h e r Feys ('11), left, started his varsity c a r e e r in impressive fashion t h r o w i n g two t o u c h d o w n s while c o m p l e t i n g 28of-43 passes for 301 yards. Eeys h a d plenty of w e a p o n s with All-MIAA h o n o r e e s Elzinga a n d wide reciever Kyle Dietrich ('11), far right.

c a p t a i n s corner Tight-end D a v i d D e B o e r (10), w h o pulled in 313 yards receiving, reflects on w e a r i n g the blue a n d o r a n g e tor the last time.

Q: W h a t will you r e m e m b e r most? A: T h e c a m a r a d e r i e a n d f r i e n d s h i p s I made. Seeing a t e a m m a t e that I h a d n ' t seen since f r e s h m a n year o r h a n g i n g o u t with s o m e of my best f r i e n d s w h o m I m a d e t h r o u g h t h e t e a m will always b e t h e most i m p o r t a n t gift. Q: W h a t did you l e a r n as a co-captain? A: A l t h o u g h w i n n i n g m i g h t b e t h e ultimate goal, t h e r e a r e m a n y o t h e r goals. T h i s year, we f o c u s e d o n t e a m chemistry. As a t e a m , we may not have w o n m a n y games, b u t we f o u g h t t h r o u g h every o n e a n d o v e r c a m e adversity b e t t e r t h a n any team I h a d ever b e e n a p a r t of.

Ihe team I Front row; Scott Snyder, Jon Rodriguez, Brett Cain, Chris Batterbee, Andy Johansen, Dave DeBoer, Tim Dixon, Alex Deschaine, Jordan Moore, Taylor Fox, Peter Doom. Second row: Bryan Dekoekkoek, Neil Droppers, Allen Taylor, John DeVries, Kevin Slusher, Tim Wahmhoff, Matt Larson, Adam Loveless, Matt Klaus, Nick Goulooze. Third row: Aaron Szarowicz, Matt Day, Zach Jones, Garret Szantner, Dan Karam, Alex Doman, Kyle VandenBosch, Mike Schatz, Ryan Koon, Jared Hudson, Nate Jazwinski. Fourth row: Nate Rock, Travis Martin, Adam Diver, Stephen Burgett, Josh Droppers, Jordan Morse, Chris Feys, Kyle Dietrich, Byron Patton, Tim Elzinga, Shane Kwapis, Steve Hazekanip. Fifth row: Christopher Schmelz, Garrett Stier, Ryan Richter, Ross Heneveld, Trent Schuring, Dan Whelan, Nick Wozniak, Tim Dixon, David Boothe, Tony Mucciante, Eddie Thornton, Kyle Coins, Dane Roach. Sixth row: Nick Davros, Nick Boeve, Jared Kimber, Kiefer Mack, Court Ziegler, Josh Echtinaw, Rodney Cofield, Earl Schumake, Andrew Schofield, Tim Dyer, Jon Hagan, Mark Meyer, Ryan Christenson. Seventh row: Kurt Burmeister, Luke Peterson, Mike Blauw. Cameron Alvesteffer, Jake Hall. Dezmon Fulton, Charles Gamble, Alex Garrod, Sean Squires, Cody Hartman, Reuben Salinas, Kykle Warren, Steve Maas. Eighth row: Paul Brucker, Tyler Pike, Ben Kain, Jordan Meyers, Zach Anderson, Greg Lameti, Ben VanAusdall, Nate Erber, Jack Droppers, Chad Buchholz, Zach Riepema, Matt Ekdahl, Nate Greenwell. Ninth row: Jake Ridsdale, Nathan Barnes, Brian Lynn, Nolan Howes, Andrew McCubbin, Grant Robb, Marrek Lacey, Danny Ackert, Justin Warren, Nick Rodriguez, Steve Van Hoven,JT VanLaan, Ken Wedgood. Tenth row: Austin Cross, Ray Hicks, Ben Erickson. Kevin Kandow, Kelly Lepley, Joey Czapek, Alex Porter, Mark Karam, Jake Cooke, Matt Grimm, James Brutsche, Ben Grasmeyer, Ryan Yonkman. Eleventh row: Wes Blackwood, Mark Soisson, Kyle Mill, Ben Wilson, Dan Rispens, Matt Purtee, Jake Fallon, Marcus Bradstreet. Mike LaCroix. Back row: equipment manager Gordon VanderYacht, assistant coach Joe Knapp, defensive coordinator Mike Ricketts, assistant coaches Stu Fritz and Chad Miller, head coach Dean Kreps, assistant coaches Doug Smith, Curt n. Copeland, Andy Keller, Jim VanderMeer, Joe Nelson.

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r e a d y , set, kick I Lindsay J i p p i n g ('13) f o u n d herself b e h i n d o p p o s i n g d e f e n d e r s m u c h of t h e time. T h e Dutch heavily b e n e f i t e d from h e r h i g h - t e m p o offense.

in y o f a c e I T h o u g h most of h e r shots w e r e o n target, s o m e of m i d f i e l d e r Tricia B a j e m a ' s ('13) shots took a d i f f e r e n t r o u t e . B a j e m a e a r n e d second t e a m All-MIAA h o n o r s with h e r team l e a d i n g eight goals.

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Q; W h o did you play overseas o n the soccer t e a m s t o u r n a m e n t in Scotland? A: W e lost o u r t h i r d g a m e b u t seven of those players were on the National Scotland team. T h e C a n a d a team we played last forfeited because they t h o u g h t we w e r e too aggressive.

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Q : H o w can you describe y o u r feelings a b o u t the new Van Andel soccer stadium? A: K n o w i n g that H o p e would p u t that kind of m o n e y , time a n d effort into a division t h r e e w o m e n ' s soccer field shows j u s t how m u c h they care a b o u t athletics.


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h u d d l e t o r w a r m t h I M o t h e r n a t u r e was not too k i n d to t h e Flying Dutch in their first season o n turf. "In t h e A d r i a n game, t h e rain was horizontal," said captain Kristen Schwenk ('11). "It was c o m i n g r i g h t into o u r faces. It was just cold a n d miserable. I c o u l d n ' t i m a g i n e if we h a d to play o n grass. T h e field w o u l d h a v e b e e n destroyed."

Starting off the season o n t h e new V a n A n d e l Soccer S t a d i u m , t h e w o m e n ' s soccer t e a m g a i n e d a new a d v a n t a g e this year: turf. " T h e field is so amazing," captain Kristen S c h w e n k ( 1 1 ) said. "It m a k e s soccer so m u c h m o r e enjoyable. W e can d o so m u c h m o r e with that field, [and] now with the lights, we can have later g a m e s so m o r e p e o p l e can go." V a n Andel's c o m f o r t a b l e a n d shiny new seats d r e w in a r e c o r d c r o w d of 5 5 3 p e o p l e w h o w a t c h e d t h e i r new t e a m battle o n t h e new plastic grass. With seven players g r a d u a t i n g last year, the Flying D u t c h focused o n r e b u i l d i n g their t e a m . "It just took some time," S c h w e n k said. " [ T h e f r e s h m e n ] definitely fit into t h e p r o g r a m . " Co-captain Kirsten K a u f m a n n ( 1 0 ) a g r e e d with how well the new players c a m e t o g e t h e r with old. "I will miss t h e b u s rides to games," K a u f m a n n , the only senior o n the t e a m , said. A d e f i n i t e highlight f o r this season's cohesive t e a m was the "Kick for a C u r e " g a m e . T h e g a m e held in h o n o r of f o r m e r tennis coach K a r e n Page, w h o lost h e r battle with breast cancer, h e l p e d raise m o n e y to f u n d breast c a n c e r research. F o r the g a m e , players w o r e p i n k w a r m u p jackets with Page's n a m e r e p l a c i n g t h e i r o w n o n t h e back. T h e y also played in p i n k jerseys with the n a m e s of a d o n o r on t h e m . After the g a m e , players p r e s e n t e d each j e r s e y to their respective d o n o r . As f o r the box score, the girls played aggressively but lost in the last m i n u t e to A d r i a n , Kalamazoo, a n d Calvin, to finish fifth in the MIAA standings. N e w c o m e r Tricia B a j e m a ( 1 3 ) e a r n e d a spot o n the All-MIAA team a l o n g with C o u r t n e y C o o k ( 1 1 ) a n d Kelsey Bos ( 1 1 ) . W i t h their r e b u i l d i n g year b e h i n d t h e m , S c h w e n k a n d K a u f m a n n foresee a m a j o r comeback n e x t year. We a r e only g r a d u a t i n g o n e senior," K a u f m a n n , r e f e r r i n g to herself, said. " T h e t e a m won't b e losing a h u g e c h u n k of players [and] will be used to playing with each o t h e r a n d i m p r o v e f r o m t h e p r e v i o u s season." â&#x20AC;˘ by clolre triner Women's Soccer ^

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w e must p r o t e c t this house I T h a n k s to a g e n e r o u s donation from Carol a n d David Van Andel, the stadium features 1,400 bleacher seating, concession stands, stadium lighting for night contest and an artificial turf field. "Van Andel soccer stadium is the best Division 111 artificial turf field in the nation," Ausable Schwiebert ('10) said.

a new home Sorry Calvin, Olivet, a n d the rest of t h e MIAA. H o p e ' s soccer s t a d i u m is better. A s t a n d i n g - r o o m - o n l y r e c o r d c r o w d of m o r e t h a n 1,500 fans watched a classic soccer rivalry against Calvin College u n d e r the lights in the n e w V a n A n d e l soccer s t a d i u m . A r m e d with blankets a n d mittens, H o p e fans b e a r e d M o t h e r N a t u r e ' s worst to watch their beloved D u t c h m e n battle to d o u b l e overtime. With u n d e r n i n e m i n u t e s to play, things got physical. Elbows a n d tackles f o r c e d officials to h a n d o u t seven yellow cards a n d o n e r e d card . Needless to say, playing o n e m a n d o w n d i d n ' t aid t h e Knights. T e n m i n u t e s later, Jeff rey E k d o m ('13) k n o c k e d in t h e g o l d e n goal off a c o r n e r kick f r o m J u s t i n Bailey ('10). " W e d i d n ' t win the l e a g u e b u t t h e win against Calvin in the new s t a d i u m is g o i n g d o w n in t h e r e c o r d books as t h e first win on the new pitch against o u r rivals," captain C h r i s t o p h e r H a r r i s o n ('10) said. H o p e e n d e d the MfAA season in second place with a n e m o t i o n a l lost to t h e Knights in t h e MfAA c h a m p i o n s h i p . " T h e V a n A n d e l A r e n a is the best cleated s t a d i u m in the nation, a n d t h e t u n n e l e n t e r i n g t h e s t a d i u m is a n a m a z i n g e x p e r i e n c e with h u n d r e d s of fans r o c k i n g t h e stands above you w h e n c o m i n g o u t of t h e t u n n e l , " captain AuSable Schwiebert ('10) said. B e f o r e their i n a u g u r a l season in the n e w v e n u e , t h e D u t c h m e n traveled to I r e l a n d f o r a f o u r - d a y l o n g life c h a n g i n g e x p e r i e n c e . N o t only did H o p e challenge professional t e a m s a b r o a d , they also t o u r e d the b e a u t i f u l Irish landscape. "Cliffs of M o h e r f e a t u r e d a 700-foot d r o p into the Galway Bay a n d is like n o t h i n g f have ever seen b e f o r e , " Schwiebert said. For captain J o h n H e r b e r t ('10), the trip to f r e l a n d was m o r e t h a n a vacation. "A trip like that with y o u r t e a m m a t e s is an invaluable tool to s t r e n g t h e n a n already s t r o n g t e a m culture," H e r b e r t said, by d e r e k joger

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keeping p a c e Graduating co-captain Schwiebert dribbles the ball towards midfield against T r i n e University. Schwiebert booted 10 shots on the T h u n d e r as H o p e came away with a 1-0 victory.


t h r o w of success I David W h i t a k e r ('12), left, throws t h e ball in to play to t e a m m a t e Mitch K i n n e r ('12), r i g h t in f r o n t of a stadium-filled crowd against Albion College. T h i s was t h e first g a m e h e l d at H o p e ' s n e w soccer s t a d i u m .

pushing it t o the limit 1 All-MIAA first t e a m d e f e n s e m e n S h a u n G r o e t s e m a ('12) h e a d butts t h e ball against away f r o m a n Albion player. H o p e r e c o r d e d 10 s h u t o u t s i n c l u d i n g a victory o v e r Calvin College in d o u b l e overtime.

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captain's c o m e r AuSobie Schwiebert ('101, w h o r e c o r d e d the first goal ever in the new Van A n d e l Soccer Stadium, offers his season synopsis

Q: H o w w e r e t h e H o p e fans a n d coaches? A: T h e fans b r i n g s t r e m e n d o u s s u p p o r t a n d pack o u r h o m e s t a d i u m every g a m e , even in t h e f r e e z i n g rain or worst weather. Coaches are awesome. T h e i r h a l f t i m e a n d m o t i v a t i n g speeches, w h e n you a r e d o w n emotionally they b r i n g you back u p a n d focus o n t h e ideals of a t e a m that is willing to fight t h r o u g h t h e struggles a n d prevail. Q : W h a t w o u l d you tell a new D u t c h m a n ? A: E n j o y y o u r t i m e h e r e , a n d d o n ' t b e d i s c o u r a g e f r e s h m a n y e a r b e c a u s e of t h e high level c o m p e t i t i o n a n d lack of playing time. K e e p w o r k i n g h a r d .

, the team I F r o n t row: Michael F e r g u s o n , Ryan C ot t e r, J e f f r e y E k d o m , Paul Austin, C o n o r H u g h e s , Maxwell D e B o e f , L u k e Dishnow, J e f f i ey Stusick. Second row: Riley Byrnes, S h a u n G r o e t s e m a , A a r o n V a n Andel, Kevin Bartosek, Ross Bailey, L o g a n Neil, A n d r e w G o o r h o u s e , J u s t i n Bailey, A n d r e w Abe, B e n j a m i n Rosema. Back row: assistant coach Lee S c h o p p , h e a d coach Steven Smith, C h r i s H a r r i s o n , Sam Joyce, G a b e C o u r e y , Saab Schwiebert, J o h n H e r b e r t , David W h i t a k e , A n d r e w Nichols, m a n a g e r B r e n t Wilkinson, s t u d e n t t r a i n e r M a n d y E n g b e r s , s t u d e n t t r a i n e r O t t o Buchholz.

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young guns i Fighting all t h e way to t h e e n d , S h a r o n H e c k e r ( 1 3 ) , left, a n d Katie Martin ('13), right, show their t o u g h n e s s . Not acting like f r e s h m e n , b o t h H e c k e r a n d Martin displayed their talent as they o f t e n r a n with t h e top girls o n t h e t e a m despite their lack of experience.

battle w o u n d I Captain J o a n n e Gabl ('10) s p o r t s an impressive lesion, b u t n o t h i n g can slow h e r d o w n . O n e of only t h r e e seniors, Gabl h e l p e d t h e f r e s h m e n transition f r o m r u n n i n g 5k's in high school to r u n n i n g 6k's in college.

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Q: What's something a b n o r m a l about your teammates? A: T h e r e a r e s o m e girls w h o h a v e t h e i r o w n little s u p e r s t i t i o n s . S o m e n e e d to be w e a r i n g c e r t a i n socks a n d s o m e girls n e e d to h a v e t h e i r h a i r F r e n c h b r a i d e d . I always eat t h e s a m e b r e a k f a s t b e f o r e a r a c e , which is o a t m e a l a n d a b a n a n a .

born to run I Front row: Kate Nelson, Salome Emmanuel, Kelly Luftkin, Karlyn Sikma, Jacqueline Beeler, Sierra Hansen, Elle Munoa, Amelia DeVries. Second row: Taylor Mattarella, Sharon Hecker, Rachel Haas. Joanne Gabl, Mindy Gissal, Chelsea Holicki, Emily Fischer, Morgan Smith; third row: (.ina C) Brien. Morgan McCardel, Jackie Logan, Katie Martin, Katrinea Gobrogge, Susan Savasky, Emma Lucas, Kate Brundige, Sarah Anthony. Back row: assistant coach Kristen Morrison, assistant coach Kyle Barnes, head coach Mark Northuis, assistant coach Sue Addison.

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fight t o the end I Susan Savasky ('11), left, a n d Kate Nelson ('12), right, w o r k t o g e t h e r to m o v e u p in the MIAA C h a m p i o n s h i p m e e t h e l d at H o p e . A l t h o u g h H o p e finished second b e h i n d Calvin, t h e r e t u r n of all top seven r u n n e r s gives t h e m a g o o d c h a n c e to qualify in 2010.

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R e l o a d , r e l o a d , a n d sink t h e b a t t l e s h i p . U n l i k e m o s t b a t t l e s h i p s , this o n e is a c a n o e filled with cross c o u n t r y r u n n e r s a n d a r m e d with g i a n t w a t e r b a l l o o n s . W i t h t h e s t a r t of t h e s e a s o n j u s t a h e a d , this A u g u s t t r a d i t i o n h o n e d t h e killer instincts of this D u t c h s q u a d a r m e d with f o u r r e t u r n i n g all-MIAA s e c o n d t e a m r u n n e r s . U s i n g a g i a n t c a t a p u l t f r o m l a n d , a g r o u p of r u n n e r s w o r k e d t o g e t h e r to s h o o t at o n e of two c a n o e s . " T h e o b j e c t of t h e g a m e was to try n o t to g e t p e l t e d by flying w a t e r b a l l o o n s , " T a y l o r M a t t a r e l l a ( T 3 ) , a n e w c o m e r to t h e war-like g a m e , said. "[It] is actually q u i t e h a r d w h e n all t h e p e o p l e in y o u r c a n o e a r e t r y i n g to p a d d l e several d i f f e r e n t ways." A l t h o u g h t e a m m a t e s b a t t l e d t e a m m a t e s , it allowed t h e r u n n e r s to d e v e l o p closer r e l a t i o n s h i p s . " I t is g o o d f o r f r e s h m e n so t h e y c a n m a k e f r i e n d s t h r o u g h t e a m b o n d i n g , " c a p t a i n Emily Fischer ('11) said. With a mighty MIAA battling against them, H o p e n e e d e d w a r r i o r - l i k e p e r f o r m a n c e s f r o m e v e r y o n e of t h e i r top seven. T h e Dutch held their own t h r o u g h o u t the s e a s o n with two s e c o n d place finishes at t h e first M I A A J a m b o r e e h o s t e d by H o p e a n d at t h e M I A A C h a m p i o n ships h o s t e d by A d r i a n . F o r a c h a n c e to qualify f o r n a t i o n a l s , t h e D u t c h h e a d e d to I n d i a n a f o r t h e N C A A

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run forrest, run I After an illustrious c a r e e r , captain Matt W i e r s u m ( 1 0 ) e a r n e d first t e a m all-MIAA re c ogni t i on. W i e r s u m was t h e l o n e non-Calvin h o n o r e e t h a n k s to his sixth place finish in t h e MIAA C h a m p i o n s h i p h e l d at A d r i a n College.

superstitious A v o i d i n g black cats, b r o k e n m i r r o r s a n d w a l k i n g u n d e r l a d d e r s a r e n o t t h e o n l y r i t u a l s p r a c t i c e d by H o p e College s t u d e n t s . W h i l e s o m e s u p e r s t i t i o n s l e a d to b a d luck, o t h e r s l e a d to fast r u n n e r s . W h e n t h e M e n ' s cross c o u n t r y t e a m c a m e t o g e t h e r , they displayed some quirky superstitions. With one r e t u r n i n g all-league p e r f o r m e r in c a p t a i n M a t t W i e r s u m ('10), t h o s e " g o o d luck" c h a r m s w e r e p u t to t h e test. L e d by s e c o n d t e a m all-MIAA r u n n e r N a t h a n L o v e ('12), t h e D u t c h m e n p a s s e d t h e test o n m u l t i p l e occasions. At b o t h t h e V a n d e r b i l t I n v i t a t i o n a l a n d t h e first M I A A J a m b o r e e h o s t e d by H o p e , L o v e was t h e first D u t c h m e n to cross t h e finish line. H o p e p l a c e d t h i r d a n d s e c o n d respectively t h a n k s to his consistency as a f r o n t - r u n n e r . S o m e t e a m m a t e s q u e s t i o n his u n i q u e , s u p e r s t i t i o u s a t t i r e t h o u g h . " N a t e L o v e w e a r s a wool h a t n o m a t t e r h o w h o t it is b e f o r e t h e r a c e , " c a p t a i n R y a n J a r a ('10) said. L o v e was n o t t h e only s u p e r s t i t i o u s r u n n e r t h o u g h . At t h e start of e v e r y r a c e , you c o u l d f i n d B r i a n H e r n a n d e z ('12) a n d A n d r e w M c K e a c h i e ('12) c o l l a b o r a t i n g o n t h e i r o w n ritual. " [ T h e y ] d o this w e i r d h a n d s h a k e at t h e line of t h e r a c e like t h e y play football," J a r a said. " W e all m a k e f u n of t h e m f o r it. I feel like all t h e t h i n g s we d o give us t h a t m e n t a l e d g e o r luck t h a t we m a y n e e d . " H o p e h e a d e d i n t o t h e season a i m i n g to q u a l i f y f o r n a t i o n a l s . W i t h a s e c o n d p l a c e finish at t h e M I A A C h a m p i o n s h i p , t h e D u t c h m e n set t h e m s e l v e s u p f o r a n o p p o r t u n i t y to a c c o m p l i s h t h a t v e r y feat. At r e g i o n a l s , n o t only luck b u t t o u g h n e s s w e r e n e e d e d to q u a l i f y f o r n a t i o n a l s . "I t h i n k o u r t e a m c o u l d h a v e r u n b e t t e r at r e g i o n a l s , b u t I a m h a p p y with h o w we r a n , " J a r a said r e g a r d i n g t h e i r d i s a p p o i n t i n g t e n t h place finish a n d n o invitation to n a t i o n a l s . T h e r e is still p l e n t y of h o p e f o r next year's squad, t h o u g h . With eight letter winners r e t u r n i n g a l o n g w i t h t h e r e s t of t h e s q u a d , H o p e c a n again aim for nationals. I

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lovely finish I With his sights set o n t h e finish line, N a t h a n Love ('12) o u t - s p r i n t s two G r a n d Valley r u n n e r s . T h e consistent f r o n t - r u n n e r was t h e first H o p e finisher in t h r e e meets.

men in whife I T w o of H o p e ' s r u n n e r s , B r u c e Kraay ('12), left, a n d Eric A n d e r s o n ('10), far right, sandwich a visiting Ferris State r u n n e r . Kraay o f t e n w o r e his s i g n a t u r e sunglasses to every meet.

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romantic relay, right there I T h e 800 f r e e relay gets psyched u p b e f o r e their race at t h e MIAA's. T h e relay c o m p o s e d of Sarah S o h n ('12), Claire Piester (10), Libby W e s t r a t e ('13), a n d C h r i s t i n a V o g e l z a n g ('10) placed in first with a time of 7:47.40, scoring t h e Flying Dutch 40 points.

tuck it I Kyleigh S h e l d o n ('13) dives h e r way into sixth place at t h e MIAA's with 378.50 points. S h e l d o n tried to focus o n t h e n u m b e r of times she has d o n e this dive a n d to took a d e e p b r e a t h b e f o r e each dive.

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the team Front row: Whitney Willson (10), Kyleigh Sheldon ('13), Lauren Maslyk ('13), Anna Heckenliable ('11), Rebecca Danforth ('12), Kate Williams ('10); second row: Laura Cameron ('13), Christina Vogelzang ('10), Claire Piester ('10), Lisa Heyboer ('12), Megan Bowersox ('13), Kelsey Pierson (10); third row: Coach John Patnott, Ann Frisella ('11), Erin Holstad ('13), Kathryn Schewe ('10), Libby Westrate ('13), Claire Triner ('13), Sarah Krueger ('13), Amanda Black ('13), assistant coach Dan Kimble, assistant coach Zack Golin; fourth row: Alicia Tuuk ('11), Sarah Sohn ('12), Chelsea Wiese (12), Ashley Jasperse ('11), Jessica Warner ('11), Aria Kieft ('11).

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splish, splash I S o h n o v e r p o w e r e d o p p o n e n t s o v e r t h e course of t h e t h r e e day MIAA c h a m p i o n s h i p s . T h e s o p h o m o r e c a p t u r e d gold m e d a l s in t h e 400 IM, 500 free, a n d d e f e n d e d h e r title in t h e m a r a t h o n 1,650 freestyle.

For t h e Flying D u t c h , the season b e g a n with a cozy c a m p i n g trip a n d e n d e d with a heart-felt MIAA C h a m p i o n s h i p meet. But they c r a m m e d a lot of h a r d work into t h e 19 weeks in b e t w e e n . "Practices have b e e n d i f f e r e n t f r o m any o t h e r , " captain Claire Piester ( 1 0 ) said. "I think we're s t r o n g e r [this year] t h a n any o t h e r year b e f o r e . " She h a d that right. T h o u g h the practices w e r e t o u g h , p a c k e d full of two-adays, weights in a n d o u t of the pool, a n d of course, t h e i n f a m o u s f o u r t e e n days of C h r i s t m a s b r e a k training, t h e girls n e v e r let their sore muscles m a k e decisions f o r t h e m . " E v e r y o n e has d o w n or t o u g h days," captain Christina V o g e l z a n g ( 1 0 ) said. " B u t t h e y ' r e always quickly silenced by a few e n c o u r a g i n g w o r d s f r o m a t e a m m a t e . " T h e i r relentless e n c o u r a g e m e n t c a r r i e d t h e m t h r o u g h their season filled with d u a l m e e t s that w e r e n o t always the easiest to psych u p for. T h e ladies m a n a g e d to finish t h e season 5-1 in t h e c o n f e r e n c e a n d 5-2 overall. T h e y scored second in t h e MIAA c h a m p i o n s h i p s with a n e n d score of 715 points. H i g h l i g h t s of t h e MIAA's include Sarah S o h n ( 1 2 ) t a k i n g first in the 1.650 a n d 500 freestyle a n d the 400 IM, Libby W e s t r a t e ( 1 3 ) w i n n i n g the 100 a n d 200 freestyle a n d a d o m i n a t i n g first in the 800 f r e e relay t h a n k s to S o h n , Piester, W e s t r a t e a n d Vogelzang. N e w c o m e r s L a u r a C a m e r o n (T3) a n d W e s t r a t e j o i n e d t e a m m a t e s S o h n , Katie Schewe ( ' I I ) , V o g e l z a n g a n d Kate Williams (TO) on the All-MIAA c o n f e r e n c e s w i m m i n g a n d diving team. N o m a t t e r w h a t h a p p e n e d in the pool, e v e r y o n e in a H o p e cap knew s o m e o n e was t h e r e f o r t h e m o n c e t h e race is over. "A lot of MIAA girls a n d guys teams a r e n ' t as close as ours," Piester said. If these l a d i e s ' c o n t i n u e d to love the s p o r t as m u c h as they love each o t h e r , t h e r e will be s o m e d a n g e r o u s waves f o r t h e c o m p e t i t i o n n e x t year. H by claire triner

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swimmers, step up J o s h Grabijas ('13) p r e p s f o r t h e 500 freestyle at t h e MIAA's with t e a m m a t e s Phil H e y b o e r ( 1 0 ) a n d J e t f S h a d e ('12). H o p e e n d e d u p taking all t o p five places in t h e e v e n t , with Grabijas w i n n i n g in 4;35.47. "I d e c i d e d to stay with e v e r y o n e f o r t h e first half a n d t h e n go all o u t at t h e end," Grabijas said.

HAAS-isms T h i s y e a r , t h e Flying D u t c h m e n w r a p p e d u p a m e m o r a b l e s e a s o n by relentlessly t a k i n g t h e i r t h i r d consecutive MIAA c h a m p i o n s h i p . T h e s e g u y s j u s t l o v e d w i n n i n g . T h e final s t a n d i n g s p u t t h e m at 8 7 8 p o i n t s ; 25 p o i n t s a b o v e t h e s e c o n d p l a c e t e a m , K a l a m a z o o . "A lot of g u y s s t e p p e d u p w h e n w e n e e d e d t h e m to," c a p t a i n M a t t h e w Ray ('10) said. "[They] w o n t h e m e e t f o r us." B u t it was n o s t r e t c h to say t h e y g o t t h e j o b d o n e , as o n e . Actually, t h e y t e n d e d to d o a lot of t h i n g s as o n e , like w a k e u p at 5 : 3 0 a m f o r m o r n i n g p r a c t i c e , live t o g e t h e r , r o o m t o g e t h e r , a n d eat in t h e left c o r n e r of P h e l p s f o r e v e r y m e a l . " N o t only d o we t r a i n h a r d , " Ray said. " B u t we s p e n d h o u r s t o g e t h e r o u t s i d e t h e p o o l [which] h e l p s u s b e c o m e closer. C o n s e q u e n t l y , we c a n p u s h e a c h o t h e r t h a t m u c h h a r d e r in t h e p o o l . " N i n e t e e n weeks p a c k e d full of t r a i n i n g a n d d u a l m e e t s h e l p e d t h e Flying D u t c h m e n g o 5-0 a g a i n s t M I A A o p p o n e n t s a n d 5-2 overall this s e a s o n . T h i s y e a r , t h e M I A A a n n o u n c e d c a p t a i n s Phil H e y b o e r ( 1 0 ) a n d R y a n Nelis ( 1 0 ) to b e a p a r t of t h e i r allc o n f e r e n c e s w i m m i n g a n d d i v i n g t e a m s a l o n g with B r a n d o n K i n g ('10), Mitch R u c h ("10), A a r o n Welsch ('10), Michael H u i s i n g h ('12), J e f f S h a d e ( 1 2 ) a n d n e w c o m e r Josh Grabijas (13). A l o n g with G r a b i j a s , t h e e i g h t o t h e r f r e s h m e n easily f o u n d t h e i r place o n t h e t e a m t h r o u g h t h e yearly c a m p i n g t r i p a n d t h e a n n u a l , r o u t i n e n i c k n a m i n g process. " W e h a d a g r e a t g r o u p of f r e s h m e n , " said Ray. "It's always a little n e r v e w r a c k i n g to m e e t t h e n e w g u y s e a c h fall. S o m e will fit in, a n d s o m e w o n ' t [but] t h e s e g u y s w e r e g r e a t . " So w h a t s h o u l d H o p e e x p e c t f o r n e x t y e a r ? S o m e g r e a t swims, m o r e M I A A a l l - c o n f e r e n c e s w i m m e r s , a n d of c o u r s e , a f o u r t h c o n s e c u t i v e c h a m p i o n s h i p title. " A n d by all m e a n s necessary - b e a t Kzoo," Ray said. H by claire triner

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show me your race face ( Clayton S o m m e r s ('11) pulls his way t h r o u g h t h e 200 butterfly o n t h e t h i r d day of t h e MIAA's. His swim, a l o n g with m a n y others, h e l p e d c o n t r i b u t e to t h e p o i n t total which gave t h e Flying D u t c h m e n a n o t h e r c h a m p i o n s h i p title.


dutchmenjdutchnnen.. 1 d u t c h m e n d u t c h m e n d u t c h m e n ! T h e t e a m kicked off" t h e MIAA's with their r o u t i n e d u t c h m e n c h e e r . Even Coach Patnott b r o k e his calm demeanor.

take your mark I B r a n d o n King ('10) dives off t h e blocks for t h e 100 breaststroke. At t h e MIAA's, King w r a p p e d u p his s w i m m i n g c a r e e r by taking second in t h e event with a 58.15, his first t i m e in t h e t o p t h r e e for a n individual event.

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coach's corner John Patnott, coach of 31 M I A A champion teams in 31 years, shares some words.

Q : W h a t s t o o d o u t to y o u this s e a s o n ? A: T h e w o r k ethic. I was v e r y p r o u d of t h e w o r k [ t h e s w i m m e r s ] p u t in this season. E v e n a f t e r b a d swims, t h e y still c a m e in a n d w o r k e d . T h e y w e r e also consistently e n c o u r a g i n g e a c h o t h e r o n the deck d u r i n g meets. Q : H o w has y o u r p e r s p e c t i v e c h a n g e d , being a swimmer, and now a coach? A: As a c o a c h , I d i d n o t feel this way as a s w i m m e r , b u t as a c o a c h , t h e p r o c e s s is the most i m p o r t a n t experience. You s u c c e e d a n d y o u fail, b u t y o u l e a r n t h e most d u r i n g y o u r failures.

the team I Front row: Joseph Nielson ('13), Geoff Ludema ('13), Nick Hazekamp ('13), Steve Ansilio ('12), Gregg Elhart ('13), Bryan Parker ('12); second row: coach John Patnott, Phil Heyboer ('10), Cody Tozer ('10), Brandon King ('10), Matt Ray (MO), Aaron Welsch ('10). Ryan Nelis ('10); third row: Karl Fleck ('13), Thomas Knecht ('12), James Richardson ('10), Patrick Frayer ('12), Brian Yount ('12). Ben O'Dell ('12); fourth row: Nick Boersma ('13), AJ Baar ('13), Mitch Ruch ('10), Clayton Sommers ('11), Mark Waterstone ('11), Austin Veltman ('11), Andrew Rose ('12), Aaron Rittenhouse ('12), Jeffrey Shade ('12); assistant coaches Dan Kimble and Zack Golin; back row: Nathan Blauw ('12), Nicholas Stone ('10), Michael Huisingh ('12), Josh Grabijas ('13), Trevor VanderHart ('12), Ray GaskeU (13).

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rain or shine S o p h i e B r a d y ('13) k e e p s u p b e a t in even t h e coldest of games. D u r i n g t h e g a m e , t h e c h e e r t e a m tried spelling H o p e with their bodies. "In t h e process of spelling H-O-P-E, we accidentally p u t t h e E backwards," said Derek Bradley. "Have n o fear, t h e c r o w d at H o p e g a m e s h a p p e n to be very intelligent a n d c o r r e c t e d us."

g o orange I R a h i m Wasim ('13) checks to m a k e s u r e co-captain C a r m e n Hirsch ('11) is safe a t o p t h e s t a n d i n g p y r a m i d a n c h o r e d by Bradley a n d Bart S c h r a d e r ('10). "Stunting is a very athletic m a n e u v e r that takes a lot of repetitions to p e r f e c t it," said Bradley. "While it m a y seem easy, it takes p e r f e c t t i m i n g by b o t h parties."

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captain's corner Graduating co-captain, Manuel Reynoso CIO) enlightens. Q : W h e n does the c h e e r season actually start? A: W e actually go to c h e e r c a m p the first week of August, a n d we c o m e back a few days b e f o r e f r e s h m e n m o v e in in August. It's definitely a big time c o m m i t m e n t , but it's s o m e t h i n g we love a n d we have a ton of f u n d o i n g it.

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the team ! F r o n t row: I r m a C r u z ('13), L a u r a Glas ('12), Elvia F i g u e r o a ('13); m i d d l e row: Danielle C h r i s t e n s e n ('13), Krissy Roth ('12), B e t h a n n i J a b a a y ( 1 2 ) , S o p h i e B r a d y ('13), Jessica Early ( 1 1 ) , Olivia H a i n e s ('13), C a r m e n Hirsch ('11); back row: Derek Bradley ('1), R a h i m Wasim ( 1 3 ) , M a n n y Reynoso ( 1 0 ) , Bart S c h r a d e r ('10), coach Wes VV'ooley, assistant coach A n n e Stolz.

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Q: H o w long does it take t e a m m a t e s to get into a r h y t h m a n d c o m f o r t a b l e with each o t h e r ? A: Because a lot of p e o p l e a r e new, stunts d o n ' t always hit the first few times, a n d you get to know p e o p l e really well very quickly w h e n y o u ' r e catching t h e m .


on t o p of the w o r l d I Co-captain C a r m e n Hirsch gets lifted u p to celebrate a D u t c h m e n score, "being a c h e e r l e a d e r is a lot like b e i n g a n athlete o n t h e field," said Reynoso. "You h a v e to anticipate what's g o i n g to h a p p e n n e x t a n d you h a v e to h a v e a g a m e plan. O u r c h e e r s a n d c h a n t s a r e j u s t like d i f f e r e n t plays a coach will tell their t e a m to r u n . "

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cone head ! Co-captain Reynoso i m p r o v s with c h e e r l e a d i n g cones. " C h e e r l e a d e r s a r e generally very friendly a n d o u t g o i n g people," said Reynoso. "It's typically p r e t t y easy f o r us to get along."

W h e n fans h e a r d t h e w o r d c h e e r l e a d e r , m a n y may envisioned girls c l a p p i n g or l e a d i n g chants. But what a b o u t the h i g h flying stunts, the throws, t h e o n e - a r m e d holds, a n d t h e full c o u r t somersaults? " W e s p e n d a lot of time practicing a n d trying to p e r f e c t t h e t e c h n i q u e , " co-captain M a n u e l Reynoso ('10) said. "It takes way m o r e t h a n j u s t p u r e muscle or s t r e n g t h to b e able to h o l d a p e r s o n o n o n e h a n d above y o u r h e a d . " T h e t e a m d e v o t e d ten h o u r s each week to practicing p a r t n e r stunts, p y r a m i d s , c o n d i t i o n i n g , a n d g a m e chants. O n top of that, the team d e v o t e d a n e n t i r e night to practicing t u m b l i n g a n d stunting. " P e o p l e that a t t e n d every g a m e a n d see us c h e e r all t h e time m i g h t think t h a t o u r r o u t i n e is simple a n d easy," Reynoso said. " B u t they d o n ' t realize how complicated a n d a d v a n c e d s o m e of o u r stunts a r e for a division t h r e e school with a small s q u a d . " In fact, H o p e was o n e of only a few Division I I I colleges w h o c o m p e t e d at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee c h e e r c a m p , t h e largest r e g i o n a l college c h e e r l e a d i n g c a m p in the c o u n t r y . T h e y r e t u r n e d with a second place t r o p h y in t h e sideline c o m p e t i t i o n a n d a f o u r t h place t r o p h y in the c h e e r competition. " W e realize that s o m e of t h e stuff we try is d a n g e r o u s , " Reynoso said. "It's n o t a contact sport like football or hockey, b u t contact is definitely a h u g e p a r t of it so we take safety very seriously." T h i s t e a m did n o t fool a r o u n d , despite its h a p p y - g o lucky attitudes o n the c o u r t . "I would challenge a n y o n e to c o m e to a practice a n d t h r o w a girl into y o u r h a n d s , " D e r e k Bradley ('11) said. " O n c e you get h e r t h e r e , try p r e s s i n g h e r u p with o n e a r m a n d if that hits w i t h o u t at least 200 a t t e m p t s , I will tip my h a t to you." C h e e r l e a d i n g was a s p o r t that requires, skill, precision, a n d a lot of practice. It was time to stand a n d c h e e r f o r the c h e e r l e a d e r s . I by Virginia ley Cheerleading

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driving t o the hole All-time steals l e a d e r Philana G r e e n e ( 1 0 ) dribbles t h r o u g h two Calvin d e f e n d e r s o n h e r way to t h e basket. G r e e n e b e c a m e t h e 11 th player in t h e Flying Dutch's history to r e a c h 1,000 c a r e e r points in a g a m e against A d r i a n m i d w a y t h r o u g h t h e season.

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61 and counting 61 straight have c o m e in with a slim c h a n c e of success. 61 straight have given it their all. 61 straight h a v e fallen. O n c e again s h o w i n g h o m e - c o u r t d o m i n a n c e t h r o u g h o u t the season, t h e Flying Dutch have r a c k e d u p a 61 straight wins at Devos Fieldhouse. With only two seniors o n t h e t e a m in Philana G r e e n e ('10) a n d J e n n y C o w e n ('10), t h e t e a m w o n t h e MIAA C h a m p i o n s h i p f o r t h e t h i r d consecutive year. " J e n n y a n d Philly always step u p w h e n we n e e d s o m e o n e to," M i r a n d a D e K u i p e r ('11) said. " E v e r y o n e else feeds off of their e n t h u s i a s m a n d l e a d e r s h i p . " T h e Flying D u t c h e a r n e d a 24-1 r e c o r d g o i n g into the postseason, h i g h l i g h t e d by t h r e e victories over Calvin. T h e lone loss c a m e against C a r t h a g e in a g a m e w i t h o u t Division III player of the year C a r r i e Snikkers ('11). "We've h a d instances this year w h e r e we've b e e n playing inconsistently, o n a rollercoaster if you will," D e K u i p e r said. "So b e f o r e practices we w o u l d r i d e o u r own rollercoaster m u c h like t h e Dew C r e w does to get it o u t of o u r system." A f o u r t h convincing win over Calvin a n d MIAA M V P Carissa Verkaik sent the t e a m into t h e NCAA playoffs f o r the fifth straight year. After s o u n d l y d e f e a t i n g Denison a n d DePauw, H o p e traveled to Illinois Wesleyan w h e r e they k e p t w i n n i n g . Wins over M a r y m o u n t , UW-Stevens Point, a n d Rochester p u t H o p e in the national c h a m p i o n s h i p g a m e f o r the third time in school history. T h e Flying D u t c h would fall j u s t short of a national title, losing to W a s h i n g t o n University in St. Louis, 65-59. Nonetheless, with their 6 1 - g a m e h o m e w i n n i n g streak still intact, H o p e p l a n n e d o n r e t u r n i n g to the national spotlight next season. "We always say that we n e e d to play to win, not play to not lose," Erika B r u i n s m a ('11) said. " W e never look back at o u r w i n n i n g streak a n d wins this season a n d think we can't k e e p it going." â&#x20AC;˘ by matt smith 182

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s w e e t like c a n d y I Co-captain Carrie Snikkers ('11). shows h e r finesse as she goes u p for a shot. Despite missing 8 games d u e to injury, Snikkers led the team in points, r e b o u n d s and blocks on h e r way to being voted to the all-MlAA first team for the second consecutive year.

e y e s up 1 Point g u a r d Liz Ellis ('13) m a d e h e r presence felt in her first year with the Flying Dutch. While starting every game, Ellis led the team in three-point a n d free throw percentage a n d was second in assists. She also provided unexpected court leadership t h r o u g h o u t the year.

captains corner Philana G r e e n e shared her thoughts a t a p o s t - g a m e press conference following their loss t o Wash. U. Q: H o w w o u l d you d e s c r i b e y o u r teammates' performance? A: N o t o n e p e r s o n o n t h e t e a m quit today, even w h e n we k n e w it was o u t of r e a c h . As b a d as I w a n t e d to win, I w o n so m u c h m o r e with t h e 23 p e o p l e b e h i n d m e Q: W h a t will you take away f r o m y o u r e x p e r i e n c e playing at H o p e ? A: T h e national c h a m p i o n s h i p w o u l d have b e e n g r e a t , b u t to g o away with 23 p e o p l e n e x t to m e a n d b e h i n d m e t h a t I love a n d I h a d a b o n d with is so m u c h more than a trophy or a ring or a banner.

t h e t e a m I Front row: Brooke Nienhuis ( 12), Jillian Nichols ( 13), Erika Bruinsma (11), Meredith Kussmaul ('13), Carrie Snikkers ('11), Ashley B a u m a n ('13), Rachael Kutney ('11), Courtney Kust ('13), Liz Ellis ('13); back row: coach Brian Morehouse, assistant coaches Dean Morehouse a n d Morgan H u g h e s , J V coach Colleen Martin, Abby Phillips ('11), Olivia Allore ('13), L a u r e n Geers ('11), Philana Greene ('10), Miranda DeKuiper ('11), Allie C e r o n e ('12), J e n n y Cowen ('10), assistants Beth Northuis ('10) a n d Molly Schab ('11), assistant Rich Hayes, m a n a g e r Zach Alderink.

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making it happen First t e a m All-MIAA g u a r d Peter B u n n ('11) goes a r o u n d a pick set by second t e a m AllM1AA f o r w a r d C h r i s Nelis ( 1 0 ) . With j u s t 1:46 left to play, B u n n m a d e a t h r e e - p o i n t e r to tie t h e Rivalry game.

the turning point i Nelis a n d Will Bowser ('11) battles a Calvin o p p o n e n t f o r a late g a m e r e b o u n d . Bowser g r a b b e d t h e r e b o u n d a n d pulled u p a j u m p e r to p u t t h e D u t c h m e n u p for g o o d at 63-61.

coach's corner Legendary head coach Glenn VanWieren describes the Rivalry. Q; H o w does t h e Rivalry differ f r o m any other game? A: O u r guys grew u p in the a r e a a n d they've followed the rivalry for years. Now t h e y ' r e finally o n the stage against Calvin. I n these last years, it's b e c o m e covered m o r e by t h e m e d i a a n d attracts a lot of attention.

the team Front row: Peter Bunn (11), Ty Tanis ('11), Ryan Ross ('12), Nate Snuggerud ('13), Adam Dickerson (11), Chris Nelis ('10), Will Bowser ('11), Andy Venema ('11), Josh Holwerda ('13), David Krombeen ('12), manager Rob Sterken; middle row: JV coach Jeff Carlson, student assistant Brian Ward ('12), assistant J V coach Mike Aldrich, Nathaniel King ('12), Jared Mysliwiec ('13), Scott Jungling ('10), student trainers Kirstin Robinson ('12) and Emilee Anderson ('12), student assistant Adam Green ('10), assistant coaches Craig Kopas and Tom Davelaar; back row: student assistant Benjamin Thomas ("11). assistant coach Matt Neil, head coach Glenn Van Wieren, athletic director Tim Schoonveld, equipment manager Gord VanderYacht.

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Q : H o w has it c h a n g e d over the years? A; T h e rivalry gets a little m o r e attention now b e c a u s e instead of playing Calvin twice a year, we're now playing t h e m f o u r or five times. It's always a thrill to face t h e m in the c o n f e r e n c e t o u r n a m e n t . T h e g a m e really motivates us.


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poised but aggressive I S e c o n d y e a r s t a r t i n g g u a r d David K r o m b e e n ('12) goes f o r a dribbles a r o u n d a Calvin d e f e n d e r in f r o n t of sold o u t Devos Fieldhouse. "With t h e H o p e - C a l v i n g a m e b e i n g so big, I j u s t try to stay calm a n d focused o n m a k i n g n o mistakes a n d executing well so we h a v e a c h a n c e to win," K r o m b e e n said.

N orma lly, t h e six-foot eight-inch c e n t e r does n o t take t h e first shot of t h e g a m e . A n d normally, a t e a m d o e s n ' t rely o n their big m a n for a late g a m e f r e e t h r o w . B u t d o n o t tell that to A n d r e w V e n e m a ('11). It took j u s t 30 seconds for the big m a n to l a u n c h a t h r e e - p o i n t e r to p u t H o p e a h e a d 3-0. Calvin's d e f e n s e was flawed f r o m t h e start. H o w d o you g u a r d a D u t c h m e n t e a m with five starters c o m f o r t a b l e b e h i n d t h e arc? You c a n n o t . As Calvin s t r u g g l e d with wild passes a n d p o o r d e f e n s e , t h e D u t c h m e n stayed calm a n d cool, s h o o t i n g a p e r f e c t 7-for-7 at t h e f r e e t h r o w line a n d sinking 4 3 p e r c e n t of their shots. " B o t h t e a m s k n o w each o t h e r so well," g u a r d David K r o m b e e n ('12) said. "As a player, you really h a v e to e x e c u t e well b e c a u s e e v e r y o n e o n t h e o t h e r t e a m p r e t t y m u c h knows all y o u r t e n d e n c i e s a n d w h a t you w a n t to d o with t h e ball." I n f r o n t of a r e c o r d 3,665 f a n c r o w d a n d d o z e n s of fluttering c a m e r a s , H o p e j u s t e x e c u t e d . F r o m all five positions, t h e D u t c h m e n m a d e every shot c o u n t . Cocaptains Will Bowser (Ml) a n d Chris Nelis ('10) led the way with 20 points a n d 14 points respectively, b u t it was their play with j u s t a m i n u t e left that stood out. T i e d at 61-61, Bowser g r a b b e d a defensive r e b o u n d a n d called t i m e o u t . Off the i n - b o u n d pass, Nelis t h r e w u p a j u m p e r . It missed. Luckily, Bowser was t h e r e . With a t u r n a r o u n d j u m p e r , t h e j u n i o r f o r w a r d gave H o p e t h e lead f o r g o o d . All Calvin could d o was foul. And back at the f r e e t h r o w line was V e n e m a . T h e m a n w h o started the g a m e was g o i n g to finish it. And with two shots, t h e D u t c h m e n w e r e u p 65-61. T h e i r biggest lead of t h e second half. H o p e a n d Calvin m e t again- weeks later for the MIAA c h a m p i o n s h i p s with the s a m e results. A 78-74 D u t c h m e n victory. " E n d i n g Calvin's season o n their own floor is always a g o o d feeling," K r o m b e e n said. H by colton wright Men's Basketball

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take a leap I Lisa G e u r i n k ('12) j u m p s over a h u r d l e at t h e Ferris State Invite. G e u r i n k led t h e Flying Dutch in t h e 400 m e t e r h u r d l e s .

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jump, jump I Kristen Reschke ('13) takes p a r t in the triple j u m p . Reschke won the triple j u m p event at t h e E m o r y Classic with a 34-4 1/4.


show me some intensity I Rachel Walton ('12) t u r n s t h e c o r n e r in t h e 200 m e t e r . Walton was p a r t of a q u a r t e t that w o n t h e 4 x 1 0 0 m e t e r relay at t h e MIAA J a m b o r e e .

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t h e t e a m I Front row: Chelsea Holicki. Kathleen Martin, Morgan McCardel, Amelia DeVries, Jeannie Horner, Sharon Hecker, Taylor Mattarella, Brittany Konfara, Zoann Wissner, Kaitlin Glomski, Ashley Tufnell, Jacqueline Logan, Kelly Lnfkin, Morgan Smith; second row; assistant coach Sue Addison, Lisa Geurink, Elizabeth Northuis, Kate Nelson, Salome Emmanuel, Kaley Sheldon, Candace Goodson, Shaelie Harper, Kris'ten Previch, Kelsi VandeGuchte, Erika Dvorak, Alyssa Ambrose, Emily Fischer, Emma Lucas; third row; assistant coach Matt Svboda, assistant coach Jen VanderMeer, Rachel Walton, Hollee Stubenrauch, Andrea Miller, Amanda Kreuze, Hannah Zomermaand, Katrina Gobrogge, Regina O'Brien, Katelyn Brundige, Amanda Schab, Michelle Irvin, Sarah Venlet; back row: assistant coach Paul Markel, head coach Kevin Cole, Sarah VanderMeer, Jacqueline Kirsch, Rachael Kutney, Knsten Bosch, Kristen Warriner, Kristen Reschke, Danielle Poll Heidi Grooters, Haleigh Gokey, Emily Kreichelt, Kara VandeGuchte

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leap f r o g Christian Calyore ('12) leaps over a h u r d l e at t h e Ferris State Invite. Calyore finished b e h i n d t e a m m a t e Nicholas Rinck ('11) in t h e 110 h u r d l e s with a Ume of 15.84 seconds.

r e a d y t o run ! C a m e r o n L a m p k i n ('11) j u m p s into t h e lead. L a m p k i n won b o t h t h e 100 a n d 200 m e t e r d a s h e s at t h e MIAA J a m b o r e e with times of 11.01 seconds a n d 22.78 seconds, respectively.

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t h e t e a m From row: Eric .Anderson, Ryan Jara. Chris Mauney, Andrew Kreichelt, Reuben Salinas, Frank Previch, (..ameron Lampkin, Kyle VanderVeen, Andrew Scholfield, .Andrew Wiersum; second row: assistant coach Sue Addison, Kyle Mireles, Christian Everett. Brett May, Brian Hernandez, Kyle Gibson, Matt Wiersum, Aaron Chew, Michael Bellovich, Josh Echtinaw; third row: assistant coach Jen VanderMeer, Bruce Kraay, John Donkersloot, James Colten, .Aaron Treiber, Mike Paas, N'ick Rinck, Michael Schatz, Kyle Dietrich; fourth row: assistant coach Paul Markel, assistant coach Matt Svoboda, Daniel Cole, William Hewitt, Christian Calyore, Nathan Love, Andrew McKeachie, Travis Martin, Carl Scholten, Brandon Siakel; fifth row: head coach Kevin Cole, Joel Rietsema, Elliot Barney, Jonas Lawson, Jeffery Minkus, Zak Vossen, Bryan Dekoekkoek, Dezmon Fulton, Preston Pierson, Sean Squires

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leader of the pack I A n d r e w McKeachie ('12) keeps his t e a m a h e a d in t h e 800 m e t e r relay. T h e 4 X 8 0 0 t e a m of J o e l Rietsema ('13), William Hewitt ('12), McKeachie, a n d N a t h a n Love ('12) finished first with a time of 7:44.48 at t h e E m o r y Classic.

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W h e n y o u r rival has not lost the c o n f e r e n c e c h a m p i o n s h i p in 16 years, you k n o w you a r e r u n n i n g a n uphill race. Coach Kevin Cole's D u t c h m e n k n e w w h e r e t h e b a r was set a n d p r o v e d a w o r t h y o p p o n e n t f o r t h e Calvin Knights. " T h e t e a m s a r e b o t h the best I h a v e seen since I s t a r t e d c o a c h i n g h e r e five years ago," said coach Cole of his m e n ' s a n d w o m e n ' s track a n d field teams. T h e i r s h o w i n g at t h e MIAA J a m b o r e e h e l d at Olivet did n o t d i s a p p o i n t . T h e Flying D u t c h m e n n a r r o w l y lost to first place Calvin by a miniscule 7.5 points, 952.5 to 945. H o w e v e r , H o p e did win 11 o u t of 20 events. C a m e r o n L a m p k i n ('11) w o n b o t h t h e 100 a n d 200m e t e r dashes. T h e Flying D u t c h m e n also finished first in the 400, 800, a n d 1,500-meter races. A a r o n T r e i b e r ('10) w o n the 400, Joel Ritsema ('13) won the 800, a n d N a t h a n Love ('12) w o n t h e 1,500-meter. L a m p k i n was also a p a r t of t h e q u a r t e t with Christian Everett ('13), J o s h Echtinaw ('11), a n d Kyle V a n d e r V e e n ('12) t h a t b r o k e the MIAA J a m b o r e e r e c o r d in the 4 x 1 0 0 m e t e r relay with a time of 42.32 seconds. It was n o t t h e only r e c o r d H o p e b r o k e that day. T w o - t i m e co-captain J e f f r e y M i n k u s ('10) b r o k e the triple j u m p r e c o r d . T h e n h e b r o k e it again. " H e is a real technician of his sport," said coach Cole. " H e m a k e s s u r e each p h a s e of the triple j u m p is the o p t i m a l l e n g t h . H e has g o t t e n a lot s t r o n g e r with all of the weight lifting a n d has g o t t e n faster. H e really studies it a n d helps o t h e r s get better." H u m b l e as h e is, M i n k u s did n o t m a k e m u c h of his feat. "1 d o n ' t p u t a lot of stock in b e i n g a two-time c h a m p i o n , " M i n k u s said. "It is the t e a m a t m o s p h e r e that's f u n . W e have a g r e a t c h a n c e to the t e a m c h a m p i o n s h i p , a n d t h a t is w h a t I a m most excited about." It w o n t b e l o n g b e f o r e t h e D u t c h m e n finish first in the uphill battle against Calvin. â&#x20AC;˘ by colton wright Men's Track ^

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grunt a n d grind I Marissa Kooyers ('10) eyes t h e ball as she a p p r o a c h e s a b a c k h a n d d r o p p e r against Albion College. H o p e ' s w o r k ethics a n d team effort led t h e m to a 7-7 r e c o r d a n d c h a m p i o n s of t h e G L C A t o u r n a m e n t at O b e r l i n College, PA.

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Q: Describe your most m e m o r a b l e match? A: T h e m a t c h of t h e s e a s o n was d e f i n i t e l y the doubles match I played against Calvin. Alyssa a n d I w e r e d o w n t h e e n t i r e match, but towards the e n d we got a b r e a k of s e r v e a n d we h e l d . T h e e n e r g y flowing f r o m the crowd a n d the a t m o s p h e r e m a d e it t h e best m a t c h of t h e year. Q : W h a t was y o u r m o s t m e m o r a b l e m o m e n t of y o u r t e n n i s c a r e e r ? A : T h e r o a d t r i p s we t a k e , i n c l u d i n g s p r i n g b r e a k . W e g e t to k n o w e a c h o t h e r so well, b e c a u s e we talk a b o u t t h e m o s t ridiculous things sometimes, that's w h e n w e really g e t to k n o w e a c h o t h e r t h e best.

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working together I Co-captain J o h n G a r d n e r ( 1 0 ) a n d Bobby C a w o o d ('13) g r i n d it o u t as t h e n u m b e r o n e d o u b l e team this season. As a d u o , they p o s t e d a 10-4 r e c o r d a n d G a r d n e r ('10) r e a c h e d his 51st c a r e e r victory against T r i n e University.

smock thot I J o n Lautz ('11) finishes t h e p o i n t with his p o w e r f u l f o r e h a n d against G r a n d Valley State. T h e t e a m s u n i q u e playing style m a d e t h e m c o n t e n d e r s in t h e MIAA c o n f e r e n c e . "We're p r e t t y m u c h all grinders, 1 Lautz said. J u s t try to outlast t h e m a n d h o p e it works."

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Q : W h a t w e r e y o u r expectations c o m i n g into this year with such a y o u n g squad? A: O u r expectation is always to c o m p e t e for an MIAA c h a m p i o n s h i p a n d qualify for nationals. T h i s is o n e of the h a r d e s t w o r k i n g teams I have ever coached in my 18 years at H o p e . Q: H o w excited a r e you a b o u t the new o u t d o o r tennis courts next year? A: We a r e very excited about the possibility of having a world-class, o u t d o o r tennis facility to c o m p l e m e n t the DeWitt T e n n i s C e n t e r . H a v i n g a g r e a t o u t d o o r tennis stadium will greatly e n h a n c e o u r ability to attract talented student-athletes to c o m e to H o p e .

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hold it I Davis V a n d e r v e e n ('13) watches his ball toss as h e delivers a viscous h e a t e d serve against G r a n d Rapids C o m m u n i t y College. T h e t e a m s h o w e d n o m e r c y against G R C C , h a n d i n g t h e m a 9-0 d e f e a t at t h e Dewitt Indoor Tennis Center. H o p e recorded four shutouts against n o n - c o n f e r e n c e teams.

T h e Flying D u t c h m e n o p e n e d t h e season with six new faces a n d s o m e old faces in new places. Nevertheless, t h e y o u n g t e a m battled v e t e r a n o p p o n e n t s a n d p o s t e d f o u r s h u t o u t s against o p p o n e n t s . While the t e a m m a y h a v e lacked the e x p e r i e n c e to o v e r t h r o w 71-time MIAA c h a m p i o n s T r i n e University, they did n o t lack t h e u n c a n n y ability to m a k e each o t h e r l a u g h . " W e r e h u g e o n n i c k n a m e s , " J o n Lautz ( 1 1 ) said. " W e ' v e got J e r o m e , Pocky, Squid, 2.0, G u m b y , G u b b e r , H a n Solo a n d Mike G a r l a n d o u r senior captain, is ' t h e f r e s h m a n ' . A n d o h . Big Earl. S o m e t i m e s we'll be c h e e r i n g Big Earl, Big Easy, Kyle, Little K r e p s , a n d n o o n e knows who we're cheering." T h e 6'5" Kyle K r e p s ( 1 3 ) h e a r d t h e c h e e r s a n d w e n t 3-0 in singles a n d 2-1 in doubles. K r e p s was not the only f r e s h m e n w h o saw exceptional success. Bobby C a w o o d ('13) d o m i n a t e d o p p o n e n t s , g o i n g 14-2 in singles a n d 10-6 in doubles. Against Allegheny College, t h e D u t c h m e n fell b e h i n d early with t h e m a t c h c o m i n g d o w n to singles play. C a w o o d a n d Mike G a r l a n d ('10) s t e p p e d u p a n d won the d e c i d i n g singles m a t c h e s to give H o p e t h e 5-4 victory. "It was this fiery conviction that pulled us t h r o u g h , to g r o w closer as a t e a m , a n d b e capable of playing w h e n o u r backs w e r e u p against the wall," Kevin H a g a n ('11) said. T h e i r convictions h e l d t r u e o n a n d off the c o u r t . While on their s p r i n g b r e a k trip in S o u t h Carolina, t h e s q u a d participated in a wing e a t i n g challenge t h a t tested their resolve in a u n i q u e way. "424 wings is d e a t h , " Lautz said. " W e a v e r a g e a b o u t 36 p e r p e r s o n a n d Alex H u g h e s ('12) ate 52. I felt so sick." After t h e i r wing t r i u m p h , the D u t c h m e n finished their s p r i n g b r e a k trip with d o m i n a t i n g p e r f o r m a n c e s against E l m h u r s t a n d Principia. With j u s t two seniors g r a d u a t i n g , 2011 looks like the year for these y o u n g D u t c h m e n to d o m i n a t e . B

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all a b o u t strategy Kori N i e u w s m a ('11) lays d o w n a sacrifice b u n t to a d v a n c e a r u n n e r . Nieusvvsma solidified t h e m i d d l e of t h e b a t t i n g o r d e r .

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end of an era After 36 years of coaching, she is finally h a n g i n g u p h e r w o o d e n shoes. Coach Karla Wolters, w h o led the Flying Dutch to five a p p e a r a n c e s in the NCAA Division III t o u r n a m e n t , a n n o u n c e d h e r r e t i r e m e n t this year. T h o u g h she r a n k s f o u r t h all-time in wins a n d has coached five d i f f e r e n t sports, Wolters has not seen it all, uniil this year. With t h e score tied at 3-3 against Finlandia University, catcher Suzie Stevenson ('11) hit a fly ball to centerfield. W h a t h a p p e n e d n e x t was bizarre. T h e c e n t e r fielder m i s j u d g e d t h e ball a n d was k n o c k e d u n c o n s c i o u s w h e n the ball struck h e r in the h e a d . U m p i r e s d e t e r m i n e d that since Finlandia did n o t have n i n e players to c o n t i n u e play, t h e g a m e was a forfeit. H o p e won 7-0, a n d n o statistics w e r e r e c o r d e d . " I n all my years, that's a new one," said Wolters. T h e D u t c h m e n did not n e e d a forfeit in the first g a m e against Finlandia t h o u g h . H e a d i n g into the t h i r d i n n i n g , H o p e led the Lions 1-0. T h e n the floodgates o p e n e d u p . T h e Flying Dutch scored 13 r u n s in t h e t h i r d i n n i n g b e h i n d Suzie Stevenson's ( 1 1 ) t h r e e hits a n d Phillip's t h i r d h o m e r u n of t h e year. Stevenson a n d Phillips led H o p e offensively a n d p r o v e d p r o b l e m a t i c to o p p o s i n g pitchers. T o that s a m e effect, p i t c h e r D e i d r a E n o c h s ('10) p r o v e d p r o b l e m a t i c to o p p o s i n g b a t t e r s with h e r 3.88 ERA. Enoch was t h e ace o n t h e m o u n d f o r coach Wolter's 500th win at H o p e . She was also p a r t of t h e s c h e m e to give Wolters h e r first G a t o r a d e shower of h e r c a r e e r . "It was a real cold shock," said Wolters. "It was a h a p p y b u t cold feeling a n d totally u n e x p e c t e d . I l e a r n e d later that e v e r y o n e else was in o n it." T h o u g h she left H o p e at the conclusion of the season, h e r n a m e will always be linked to H o p e College softball. Built in 2009, Wolters S t a d i u m stands as t h e first facility e x c l u s i v e l y f o r w o m e n ' s s p o r t s . H by colton wright

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making solid contact I Suzie Stevenson ('11) l a u n c h e s o n e of h e r f o u r hits against visiting Albion. Stevenson led t h e Flying Dutch In both batting a v e r a g e a n d hits.


dominance I Michelle M a r r a ('11) held t h e Finlandia Lions to j u s t o n e hit. M a r r a r e c o r d e d a 3.31 ERA a n d a .268 b a t t i n g a v e r a g e against o v e r t h e c o u r s e of t h e season.

desire I Co-captain Abby Phillips {'11) hustles h o m e for t h e g a m e w i n n i n g r u n against Albion. Phillips always f o u n d herself o n base a n d led t h e Dutch in slugging percentage.

coach's corner Retiring head coach Karla Walters reflects an her 22 years of coaching at Hope. Q: H o w has y o u r r e t i r e m e n t affected your coaching? A: 1 still feel like it's any o t h e r season. I really think if I s t a r t e d t h i n k i n g t h a t this is the last this, the last that, it w o u l d d o a disservice to t h e t e a m . Q: H o e d o e s Softball c o m p a r e to o t h e r sports you h a v e c o a c h e d ? A: What 1 really love a b o u t softball is t h a t every p e r s o n o n t h e t e a m is valuable w h e t h e r y o u ' r e o n t h e field o r not. You j u s t n e v e r k n o w f r o m g a m e to g a m e what p a r t y o u ' r e g o i n g to play. I j u s t love t h e s p o r t f o r its strategy a n d w a t c h i n g t h e kids execute.

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a n d you are out I Co-captain Alex Fryer ('10) t h r o w s o u t an Alma College b a t t e r . H o p e d o m i n a t e d t h e Scots 28-2 with 48 hits.

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walk-off win 1 With t h e bases l o a d e d , J o n P o n t e ('12) sends a single to c e n t e r field f o r t h e walk-off'win over T r i n e . H o p e trailed by t h r e e r u n s with two o u t s in t h e b o t t o m of t h e seventh.

W h a t a d i f f e r e n c e a year can m a k e . C o m i n g off a season w h e r e they n e e d e d a t h r e e g a m e w i n n i n g streak to finish the season at .500, the D u t c h m e n played like a completely d i f f e r e n t team. T h e i r .354 b a t t i n g a v e r a g e a n d .952 fielding p e r c e n t a g e t o p p e d all MIAA o p p o n e n t s . A few 20-plus r u n g a m e s c o n t r i b u t e d significantly to H o p e ' s season stats. "I've b e e n d o i n g this a l o n g time, a n d I've n e v e r seen a n y t h i n g quite like that," h e a d coach Stu Fritz said of their win o v e r Alma. "I think we'll look back o n this s o m e day a n d say, ' H e y , t h a t was cool,' b u t d u r i n g the g a m e y o u ' r e j u s t focused on the g a m e . " T h e D u t c h m e n beat visiting Alma 28-2. T h e i r 15 r u n s in the t h i r d i n n i n g m a d e their s c o r e b o a r d m a l f u n c t i o n . H o p e also d e f e a t e d Olivet 20-6 a n d T r i n e 25-5. "I d o n ' t think I've ever c o m e u p to t h e plate t h a t m a n y times with the bases l o a d e d , " s h o r t s t o p Chris M a tts on ('12) said. " T h e g o o d t h i n g is that w e ' r e in a position w h e r e we've got guys o n base so I can c o m e u p with t h e bases l o a d e d . " M a tts on e a r n e d t h e MIAA player of the week a w a r d a f t e r g o i n g 9 - f o r - I 3 against Olivet College. H e was n o t t h e only D u t c h m e n to win the a w a r d . Pitcher Robby Poll ('10) also e a r n e d the h o n o r a f t e r s h u t t i n g d o w n Calvin f o r a 7-1 victory. " I n Florida, we h a d 22 consecutive scoreless innings," Fritz said. "We felt like we've got a pretty g o o d pitching staff." With Derek Fairchild ('1 1), D a n n y D e t m a r ('12), A d a m C l e m e n t s ('12) a n d Poll o n the m o u n d , the D u t c h m e n always h a d a chance. A n d with a y o u n g staff, they will h a v e a n o t h e r c h a n c e n e x t year to u n s e a t the A d r i a n Bulldogs for t h e MIAA title. "This t e a m has got a lot of h e a r t , a lot of resiliency a n d a lot of l e a d e r s h i p on it," Fritz said. "You look u p a n d d o w n o u r l i n e u p , a n d we're p r e t t y solid." â&#x20AC;˘ by colton wright Baseball

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g e t in the hole i N e w c o m e r C h a r l o t t e Park ('13) did not have m u c h t r o u b l e k e e p i n g u p with o l d e r golfers. In fact, Park's p e r f o r m a n c e lifted t h e Dutch in t h e NCAA standings.

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moving on up W o m e n ' s golf in t h e MIAA was serious business. In n o o t h e r Division I I I c o n f e r e n c e in America was t h e c o m p e t i t i o n as t o u g h as it was f o r 2 0 0 9 MIAA o p p o n e n t s . C o n s i d e r this: at t h e e n d of the 2008 season, H o p e r a n k e d 25th nationally, a n d at the e n d of t h e 2 0 0 9 season, H o p e i m p r o v e d to 17th. " T h e negative of t h a t is two t e a m s a r e in the t o p twenty-five," first-year h e a d coach G r e g Stafford said. Only the MIAA c o n f e r e n c e s p o n s o r e d t h r e e nationally r a n k e d teams. With St. Mary's i m p r o v i n g to 4th a n d Olivet m o v i n g to 9th, things could n o t get t o u g h e r for the y o u n g Dutch. Aside f r o m captain Cassie Sneller ('10) a n d Katie Blodgett ( ' I I ) , every f e m a l e H o p e golfer was a s o p h o m o r e or f r e s h m a n . T h a t y o u t h gave t h e D u t c h t h e valuable asset of time. " W e have time to get s t r o n g e r , " said coach Stafford. " U n f o r t u n a t e l y we lose Cassie, b u t we have e n o u g h y o u n g girls w h o a r e g o o d that we a r e able to fill in. Golf wise, we s h o u l d n ' t b e 10 strokes h i g h e r n e x t year. W e should have that kind of d e p t h . " M e g a n Scholten ('12) a n d C h a r l o t t e P a r k ('13) supplied that d e p t h . T h e y o u n g d u o a v e r a g e d 84.4 a n d 84.6 strokes, respectively, e a r n i n g spots o n the All-MIAA second t e a m . H o w e v e r , t h e t e a m did m o r e t h a n r a n k as o n e of the top athletic p e r f o r m e r s in the nation. T h e Flying Dutch also r a n k e d a m o n g t h e best academically. In J u l y of 2009, the National Golf Coaches Association recognized t h e top 25 t e a m s in all NCAA Divisions f o r the highest cumulative g r a d e p o i n t a v e r a g e d u r i n g t h e p r e v i o u s year. T h e Flying Dutch r a n k e d 15th with a 3.618 cumulative GPA. " O u r goals a r e really simple," said coach Stafford. " W e want to maintain o u r academics a n d b e competitive in the league a n d o n the national level. W e want to k e e p m o v i n g forward." With y o u t h a n d e x p e r i e n c e o n their side, t h e Flying Dutch w e r e r e a d y to get d o w n to business b o t h o n t h e field a n d in t h e c l a s s r o o m . |

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inch-by-inch I C a p t a i n Cassie Sneller ('10) i n c h e d h e r way t o w a r d s a n o t h e r successful season with a n 82 at t h e Macatawa L e g e n d s golf course. Sneller e a r n e d r e p e a t h o n o r s o n t h e s e c o n d - t e a m all-MIAA t e a m . She also e a r n e d Ail-American a c a d e m i c status f o r t h e p r e v i o u s two years.

surveying the green I As H o p e ' s most consistent golfer, Emily Atsma ('12) s h o w e d h e r potential early with a r o u n d - l o w 77 at t h e Bethel Invitational.

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sun shiny d a y I f r o m left to right: Shali Clark ('13), L a u r e n Z a n d s t r a ('12), C h a r l o t t e Park ('13), Katie Blodgett ('11), M e g a n Scholten ('12), Emily Atsma ("12), Maggie M a n g a n ('13), Cassie Sneller ('10), A n d r e a M c C a r t y ('12), Sasha B u r a u ('12), Lindsey S p r i n g s t r o h ('12), a n d h e a d coach G r e g S t a f f o r d .

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on a roll Even in a d v e r s e conditions, Nick C a m p b e l l ('12) calmly a p p r o a c h e d each stroke. C a m p b e l l ' s c o m p o s u r e led to a 74.25 stroke a v e r a g e , fifth best in t h e MIAA.

in a league of his o w n I T h e only c o m p e t i t i o n facing captain Steven Strock ('10) was his o w n a m b i t i o n . "I a i m e d for p a r every day," said Strock. "I wished we k e p t playing [at W u s k o w h a n ] . 1 was s h o o t i n g u n d e r 70."

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captain's corner The two-time M I A A seasonal medalist a n d Hope captain, Steven Strock (10), recaps the season, Q : H o w d i d t h e p o o r w e a t h e r at t h e W u s k o w h a n golf c o u r s e c o m p a r e to o t h e r tournaments? A: W e p l a y e d i n S c o t l a n d o v e r t h e s u m m e r a n d it d i d n ' t c o m p a r e t o W u s k o w h a n . T h e field really d i d b e c o m e u n p l a y a b l e .

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seasons in the sun i F r o n t row, f r o m left to right: Scott W e b s t e r ('12), Austin F a r a h ('13), A d a m Peplinski ('13), Charles Olson ('13), J o h n C a n n o n ('13). Back row: Nicholas Campbell ( 1 2 ) , C h r i s H a r w o o d ('12), A n d r e w T h o m s o n ('12), Steven Strock ('10), Chris Ansel ( 11), Caleb N y k a m p ('12), h e a d coach R o b e r t Ebels, assistant coach Ryan Sheets.

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once in a lifetime I C h r i s Ansel's ('11) h o l e - i n - o n e was just the f o u r t h in MIAA history. "It felt good," said Ansel. "I d i d n ' t see it go in, b u t I saw all of t h e p e o p l e lining t h e g r e e n celebrating. T h e n I celebrated."

With f r e e z i n g r a i n d r i p p i n g f r o m his cap, h e played on. W i t h t h e wind h o w l i n g a n d t r e e limbs falling, h e played on. Even as leaves littered t h e g r e e n , h e c o n t i n u e d , n o n c h a l a n t l y lifting each leaf o u t his way. T o r r e n t i a l f r e e z i n g rain a n d 47 miles p e r h o u r wind gusts w e r e n o t exactly ideal golfing conditions, b u t that did n o t p h a s e H o p e ' s r e i g n i n g golfer. "It's n o t the wind a n d r a i n t h a t m a t t e r . As l o n g as you feel w a r m , you can play," captain Steve Strock ('10) said. "If we kept playing at W u s k o w h a n , t h e first time, we w o u l d have picked u p a lot of strokes a n d s p r e a d ourselves." It t u r n e d o u t t h a t the D u t c h m e n did n o t n e e d those e x t r a strokes. T h e y w e r e in n o position to relinquish c o n t r o l of the MIAA. W h e n t e a m s r e t u r n e d to r e s u m e play at t h e W u s k o w h a n Player's C l u b a m o n t h later, H o p e n e e d e d n o m o r e s e p a r a t i o n . " G o i n g into t h e last t o u r n a m e n t with a 29 stroke lead, the p r e s s u r e was off. All year it was back a n d f o r t h , b u t we s e p a r a t e d ourselves at the e n d , " Strock said. O d d l y e n o u g h , only Strock's D u t c h m e n s e p a r a t e d themselves f r o m the rest of the MIAA. With H o p e tallying a 299.8 c o u r s e average, Calvin, T r i n e a n d Albion all tied f o r second with a 305 c o u r s e average. T h e race f o r first in the MIAA e n d e d u p b e i n g a race for second, t h a n k s largely to Strock, Nick C a m p b e l l ('12) a n d Charlie Olson ('13) w h o each e a r n e d first-team All-MIAA h o n o r s . " T h e y all f o u g h t until t h e e n d f o r the medalist. Charlie led t h e c o n f e r e n c e until t h e e n d w h e n Strock e n d e d u p winning," Chris Ansel ( 1 1 ) said. Ansel, best k n o w n f o r his h o l e - i n - o n e at the B e d f o r d Valley C o u n t r y Club, could only i m a g i n e t h e potential of the y o u n g C a m p b e l l a n d Olson. Strock also p r o p h e s i e d a b r i g h t f u t u r e f o r t h e d u o . " T h e y ' r e g o o d , " Strock said. " I ' m interested to see w h a t they can do. It 11 be f u n w a t c h i n g their c a r e e r s develop. For t h e m , it'll be good e x p e r i e n c e g o i n g to nationals tiiis year a n d probably the following years."

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e v a d e , e v a d e Co-captain B r e a n n a M c G a n n ('11) scrambles a r o u n d t h e field looking for a n o p e n t e a m m a t e . M c G a n n ' s s p e e d a n d elusiveness set u p m a n y offensive attacks f o r t h e Lady D u t c h .

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building a team R o m e was n o t built in a day n o r was the H o p e w o m e n ' s lacrosse t e a m built o v e r n i g h t . Started in 2000 as a small, a f t e r school g r o u p , the w o m e n ' s lacrosse t e a m has c o n t i n u e d to grow year. So too h a v e their aspirations. "We've all s t e p p e d u p o u r efforts in t r e a t i n g w o m e n ' s lacrosse like a varsity sport, o u r l o n g t e r m goal," J a m i e B e n j a m i n ( 1 2 ) said. "We've d o u b l e d o u r practice time a n d p u t all of o u r past e x p e r i e n c e s t o g e t h e r to d e v e l o p new plays a n d strategies f o r g a m e days." T h e i r new a p p r o a c h paid dividends. By mid-season, the Lady Dutch h a d already s u r p a s s e d the n u m b e r of goals they scored in 2009. A 13-12 victory o v e r host Saginaw Valley State University set a new scoring r e c o r d for the y o u n g team. Most of t h e team's goals c a m e courtesy of novice f r e s h m e n . "Every year, players c o m e a n d go, b u t this year we have g o t t e n a lot of n e w faces," co-captain Alison V a n d e r V l i e t said. "It's g o i n g to give girls a lot of e x p e r i e n c e a n d allow t h e p r o g r a m to grow." And grow it did. 30 girls p r o u d l y w o r e t h e b l u e a n d o r a n g e as they faced off against the likes of E M U , C M U , W M U , a n d G r a n d Valley. N o t only w e r e t h e D u t c h playing Division I c o m p e t i t i o n at h o m e , they w e r e playing t h e m o n a t o p - n o t c h field. "We've played in d o g p a r k s , we've h a d to shovel snow off of m u d d y fields, a n d we've played on u n e v e n g r o u n d , " B e n j a m i n said. " W e ' r e extremely t h a n k f u l f o r h a v i n g a functional place to call our home." T h e large, well-lit V a n A n d e l S t a d i u m allowed the girls to finally have a d e q u a t e , safe field space, f t also o p e n e d the d o o r for m o r e h o m e g a m e s in the f u t u r e , which would f u r t h e r the d e v e l o p m e n t of the w o m e n ' s lacrosse p r o g r a m . "I love playing for H o p e b e c a u s e it's all a b o u t the t e a m , " B e n j a m i n said. "I've played for t e a m s b e f o r e that w e r e only a b o u t w i n n i n g , a n d it wasn't f u n . At H o p e , w h e t h e r w e ' r e w i n n i n g or not, we always have a g o o d time.' H

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scanning the field 1 | a m i e B e n j a m i n ('12) looks f o r an o p e n i n g a r o u n d t h e C e n t r a l Michigan net b e f o r e rifling a goal against t h e visiting C h i p p e w a s . "Bouncing shots b e c o m e a p o w e r f u l offensive w e a p o n w h e n playing on a t u r f field," B e n j a m i n said.


pure intensity I Halie W e n h o l d ('12) was a force to b e r e c k o n e d with even w h e n faced against five o p p o n e n t s a n d a goalie. W e n h o l d scored t h e final goal of the h o m e lacrosse season.

up in the air I N e w c o m e r Delilah C l e m e n t ( 1 3 ) wins t h e face off against G r a n d Valley. C l e m e n t lined u p for most of H o p e ' s face offs a n d p u t H o p e o n t h e offensive early a n d o f t e n .

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Q : H o w w o u l d you describe y o u r t e a m ' s makeup? A: W e h a v e a variety of d i f f e r e n t girls a n d personalities in t h e g r o u p , b u t we w o r k well t o g e t h e r a n d as a t e a m . L a u g h t e r is g u a r a n t e e d to b e h e a r d w h e n w e ' r e t o g e t h e r . O u r c h e m i s t r y is g r e a t . Q : H o w has t h e r e s p o n s e b e e n to the new stadium? A: T h e girls love t h e turfl It's consistency helps us b e c a u s e grass a n d t u r f g a m e s a r e totally d i f f e r e n t . Y o u d o n ' t k n o w w h e r e the ball is g o i n g o n grass. Even r e f e r e e s a n d o t h e r t e a m s c o m m e n t o n how nice o u r new field is.

the team I F r o n t row: B r e a n n a M c G a n n ('11), Shelby Schilling { 13), Elizabeth B u r k s ('12), S t e p h a n i e Skaff ('12), C o u r t n e y D e r n b e r g e r ('12), J a m i e B e n j a m i n ('12); m i d d l e r o w : Emily M e a d e ('13), Maggie Kelch ('12), B r o o k e M c B r i d e ('12), M e g a n T i m m e r " Alison L e c h n e r ('13), Abby Gaskell ('11), A l e x a n d r a Day ('12), Kirsten Lagowski ('11), B r i a n a B e n n e t t ('11); back row: Carly Nelson ('13), Brittany Schimmel ('12), Lori Z i m m e r m a n ('11), Erin C a r m o d y ('12), Kelly Robbins ('12), Allison V a n d e r V l i e t ('11), M a d e l i n e F e r g u s o n ('13), Erin B e h r e n d t ('12), Delilah C l e m e n t ('13), Alicia Curtis ('13).

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hustle a n d f l o w I Attacker Dillion Fink ('11) looks for a n o p e n i n g early in t h e g a m e against t h e Grizzlies. Fink n e t t e d two goals for t h e Dutch o n their way to a 11-9 victory.

congratulations I Austin J u l e ('11) c o n g r a t u l a t e s cocaptain Allen C a m p b e l l ('11) o n his f o u r t h goal against t h e Saginaw Valley. J u l e also r e c o r d e d two goals against Cardinals.

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& the team I F r o n t row: Matt Gaggin {'13), C h r i s Scheldt ('11), Dillon Fink ('11), Dan Glaser (11), Scott Bahash (13), Eric W e b e r (11), Austin J u l e (11); m i d d l e row: K e e g a n Aguilera (12), Drew Reyelts ('11), N o a h B u s m a n ('12), A n d y Palkowski ('10), Patrick M c E l g u n n (10), Travis Rieth ('10), Bryan K u n k l e r ('12), Ryan H o l m e s ('12), Matt Folkert ('13); back row: h e a d coach Mike Schanhals, Pieter N o r d e n ('11), Allen C a m p b e l l ('11), B r a d l e y Machiela ('12), Eric H y d o r n ('13), B r e n t Martin ('11), Vincent M u n o z ('13), Nick L e o n a r d ('12), Kolby Cole ('11).

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w a t c h it I Co-captain long stick D u n c a n W i e r e n g o ('11) keeps his footing a n d waits f o r a pass. W i e r e n g o a n d t h e rest of t h e D u t c h m e n battled j u s t to stay s t a n d i n g as t o r r e n t i a l rains d e t e r i o r a t e d playing conditions.

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anticipation a n d desire I Midfielder Nick L e o n a r d ('12) fights for position against O a k l a n d University. T h e new turf allowed b o t h t e a m s to k e e p t h e i r f o o t i n g a n d m a d e for a faster g a m e .

With the wind howling a n d the f r e e z i n g rain soaking t h e i r u n i f o r m s , co-captain Allen C a m p b e l l ( 1 1 ) h a d j u s t o n e t h i n g to say. " K e e p going," C a m p b e l l said. A n d they did. With the O a k l a n d University Grizzlies b r e a t h i n g d o w n t h e i r neck o n that soggy S a t u r d a y a f t e r n o o n , t h e D u t c h m e n r e s p o n d e d . T i e d late in the f o u r t h q u a r t e r 8-8, H o p e p r e s s e d the Grizzlies a n d scored a transition goal to take the lead. H o p e a d d e d a n o t h e r late goal to p u t the g a m e o u t of r e a c h for O a k l a n d . "It was a t o u g h day to play," C a m p b e l l said. "We h a d really cold rain t h r o u g h the whole g a m e . " Against O a k l a n d was n o t t h e only time t h e D u t c h m e n faced a d v e r s e conditions. F o u r days later, H o p e battled a n o t h e r Division H o p p o n e n t w h e n Saginaw Valley State University c a m e to town. Unlike t h e Grizzlies, t h e Cardinals n e v e r stood a c h a n c e as t h e D u t c h m e n d o m i n a t e d 13-2. H o p e won the g r o u n d ball battle 54 to a m e r e 30 even w i t h o u t All-American Eric W e b e r ('11) a n d All-CCLA n o m i n e e Dillon Fink ('11). H o p e w o u l d n e e d W e b e r a n d All-American Second T e a m selection D u n c a n W i e r e n g o ('11) to lead t h e m back to t h e national C C L A c o n f e r e n c e c h a m p i o n s h i p . " O u r expectations this year w e r e very d i f f e r e n t t h a n in the past," W i e r e n g o said. " T h e t e a m wasn't as competitive as we a r e today, a n d I believe t h e p r e s e a s o n expectations reflected t h a t a f t e r finishing last year r a n k e d in t h e top 20 nationally." Playing against Division I a n d 11 b r o u g h t o u t t h e competitive e d g e of t h e D u t c h m e n . "It w o u l d b e a lot m o r e a p p r o p r i a t e f o r us to play in Division H I , b u t t h e r e a r e n o t e n o u g h schools involved so we have to c o m p e t e in Division 11," Coach Mike Schanhals said. " W e ' r e playing a step u p in most of o u r g a m e s because of that." Rain o r shine t h o u g h , the D u t c h m e n p r o v e d they a r e w o r t h y of facing a n d d o m i n a t i n g scholarship p r o g r a m s . T h e y a r e just g o i n g to k e e p going. M

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respect all, fear none I T h e Flying D u t c h m e n played with intensity a n d battled for t h e p u c k in ever) g a m e . T h e D u t c h m e n c o m b i n e d a total of 127 goals a n d w o n by an a v e r a g e of t h r e e goals for t h e season. " O u r goal is n e v e r to give u p a n d leave e v e r y t h i n g o n t h e rink," Austin S o n n e v e l d t ('10) said.

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never quit J u s t a h a r d slap shot away f r o m c a m p u s , the E d g e A r e n a was rocking. It was S a t u r d a y night, a n d t h e Calvin Knights h a d rolled into town. After a d e m o r a l i z i n g h o m e loss w h e r e D u t c h m e n J u s t i n J o h n s t o n ('13) r e c o r d e d a h a t trick, Calvin n e e d e d a victory. T h e y w e r e n o t g o i n g to get o n e h e r e . A rowdy, s t a n d i n g - r o o m - o n l y r e c o r d c r o w d welcomed H o p e ' s guest hardily. W h e t h e r it was the shouts, t h e signs, or v e n o m o u s fans p o u n d i n g o n t h e glass, Calvin k n e w w h e r e they were: u n f r i e n d l y territory. In seconds, a h a r d hit s l a m m e d a Knight's player into the b o a r d s . T h e D u t c h m e n battled h a r d a n d t h e rivalry's intensity did not d i s a p p o i n t fans. D u t c h m e n fans s p r u n g f r o m their ice-cold seats with d e a f e n i n g c h e e r s as Michigan Collegiate All-stars M a t t h e w S c h r a d e r ('10), C o u r t Fall ('13) a n d J a k e G r e e n ('13) each r e c o r d e d goals in the D u t c h m e n ' s 3-0 r o u t e of Calvin. " T h e mix of g r a d e levels h e l p e d m o l d t h e t e a m to b e i n g a lot closer t h a n o t h e r t e a m s a n d b r i n g s s o m e t h i n g new every year in t e r m s of p e r f o r m a n c e , " co-captain Austin S o n n e v e l d t (*10) said. " B e i n g a senior o n the t e a m we n e v e r lost to Calvin College a n d t h e last g a m e s against t h e m was like a final farewell, s e n d i n g t h e m off with a f o u r year consecutive loss o n their stat sheet." H o p e m a d e their way to t h e national A C H C c h a m p i o n s h i p g a m e b u t lost to their a r c h - n e m e s i s Saginaw Valley 4-6. H o p e scored first, b u t Saginaw struck back with two u n a n s w e r e d goals a n d took control. T h e D u t c h m e n ' s 25 wins tied a school r e c o r d t h a n k s in large p a r t to S c h r a d e r a n d a l l - t o u r n a m e n t h o n o r e e s Chris J o h n s o n ('12) a n d William G e u r i n ( ' I I ) . T h e i r hustle a n d d e t e r m i n a t i o n set the stage f o r the D u t c h m e n ' s success. " W e take each g a m e i m p o r t a n t l y , a n d we p r e a c h at every t e a m practice a n d h u d d l e n e v e r to quit," h e a d coach Chris V a n T i m m e r e n said. | by derek jager 206

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refuse t o lose G r a d u a t i n g co-captain Austin Sonneveldt ( 1 0 ) aims for a goal against t h r e e D o r d t d e f e n d e r s as t h e goalie struggles to get back to g u a r d the net. Sonneveldt scored seven goals a n d 12 assists d u r i n g the season.


don t g o through life without goals I Co-captain a n d t h i r d t e a m all-conference Matthew S c h r a d e r ('10) shoots a n d scores with a n assist by C h r i s K u n n e n {'12) against A d r i a n College. S c h r a d e r played in t h e Michigan collegiate all-star g a m e a n d led H o p e with 25 assists a n d 4 0 points for t h e season.

w e ore family I T h e Flying D u t c h m e n clinched t h e r e g u l a r season c h a m p i o n s h i p a n d received a bid to t h e national t o u r n a m e n t in Florida. T h e i r t e a m w o r k a n d dedication o u t m a t c h e d t h e Calvin Knights as H o p e won the Schupan Memorial tournament.

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the team I F r o n t row: J o n Lloyd {'13), Sean L a D o u c e ( 1 3 ) , Alec B r o o k s ( 1 0 ) , Daniel Bolt ('10), Austin S o n n e v e l d t ('10), M a t t h e w S c h r a d e r ('10), Michael Bazydlo ('11), David Nowicki ('12); second row; Brett Kopinski ('11), Nick Cornicelli ('13), Jesse G a r d n e r ('13), C o u r t Fall ('13), J u s t i n J o h n s t o n ('13), J a k e G r e e n ('13), Drew Reyelts ('11), G r e g A f e n d o u l i s ('13); t h i r d row; Kyle Plachta ('11), J a r e d Lincoln ('13), C o r y C o w m a n ('12), David DeVries ('12), A n t h o n y G a s p a r o t t o ('13), William G u e r i n ('11), A n d r e w H a g g e r t y ('12); f o u r t h row; assistant coach J e r e m y V o n Eitzen, assistant coach Scott V a n T i m m e r e n , h e a d coach C h r i s V a n T i m m e r e n , assistant coach Mike Evink.

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O r i e n t a t i o n '09, t h e m e d "Anchored in Hope", would not h a v e g o n e smoothly h a d it not b e e n f o r t h e m a n y v o l u n t e e r s w h o d o n a t e d their time a n d e n t h u s i a s m to assist the i n c o m i n g s t u d e n t s with their transition to college. T h e r e were varying levels of o r i e n t a t i o n volunteers, with the two directors b e i n g the most involved. Directors Caitlin G a r d n e r ('10) a n d J e n n i f e r J o h n s t o n ('10) w o r k e d t h e e n t i r e s u m m e r to m a k e s u r e that the w e e k e n d w e n t smoothly. T h e y w e r e j o i n e d by twenty-two assistant directors in A u g u s t to help with last m i n u t e details. Finally, t h r e e days b e f o r e t h e f r e s h m a n a r r i v e d , m a n y o r i e n t a t i o n assistants p r e s e n t e d themselves f o r training. All of the o r i e n t a t i o n leaders w e r e very excited to b r i n g all of their h a r d work to f r u i t i o n w h e n t h e f r e s h m a n a r r i v e d . "I really e n j o y e d m o v e in day a n d h e l p i n g all of the f r e s h m a n . It was nice to be tlle o n e h e l p i n g t h e m o u t d u r i n g that stressful time, b e c a u s e I r e m e m b e r how o v e r w h e l m e d I was w h e n I first s t e p p e d o n campus," Casey Sullens ('11) stated. O n c e m o v e in day was c o m p l e t e , it was o n to a w e e k e n d full of f u n activities a n d g r o u p meetings. As assistant d i r e c t o r L a u r e n Clack ('11) stated, "From business a n d b o n d i n g to t e a m - b u i l d i n g , the O r i e n t a t i o n staff knew h o w to mix h a r d work with having a g r e a t time, all a c c u m u l a t i n g in o n e action-packed w e e k e n d . " â&#x20AC;˘

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K snuggle up 1 (clockwise) L a u r e n Clack ('11) gets cozy with this year's o r i e n t a t i o n mascot. "Working as an assistant d i r e c t o r of o r i e n t a t i o n this year p r o v i d e d an a m a z i n g o p p o r t u n i t y to get to know m o r e t h a n twenty a w e s o m e s t u d e n t leaders. O r i e n t a t i o n Bear p r o v i d e d a source of e n c o u r a g e m e n t w h e n o r i e n t a t i o n w e e k e n d got o v e r w h e l m i n g , " Clack said, pre-game activities | A g r o u p of o r i e n t a t i o n directors get r e a d y for t h e big w e e k e n d with t e a m - b u i l d i n g activities at " s u n d a e s u n d a e golf golf" mini golf. After m u c h p l a n n i n g a n d p r e p a r a t i o n by o r i e n t a t i o n directors a n d assistants, o r i e n t a t i o n c a m e t o g e t h e r for yet a n o t h e r e v e n t f u l a n d fun-filled w e e k e n d , sing it loud | Ben Mahaffie ('11) takes t h e lead as h e d a n c e s to Michael J a c k s o n ' s "The Way You M a k e Me Feel" d u r i n g a lip sync competition with t h e o r i e n t a t i o n g r o u p s .

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t h e distance they obtain b e f o r e lan d in g , h a p p y family I T h e w a t e r ski club poses f o r a g r o u p p i c t u r e while o u t to d i n n e r a f t e r a tiring t o u r n a m e n t . "We still get t o g e t h e r a f t e r t h e season is over," Katie Puff ('12) said. T h i s year t h e r e w e r e a b o u t twenty-five m e m b e r s in t h e club, which is a full t e a m by water skiing s t a n d a r d s . T h i s was very exciting a n d u n u s u a l because, "[having] a full t e a m to c o m p e t e with is a really big deal," B e n j a m i n Gorsky (' 10) said, r e a d y t o g o I J u s t i n Zita ('10) waits at t h e dock f o r his t u r n at w a k e b o a r d i n g . "I h a v e always loved t h e water. I h a v e b e e n in t h e w a t e r since birth," Zita said.

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making waves S h o r t a n d sweet accurately described the water ski club's season. T h e y p a r t i c i p a t e d in t h r e e t o u r n a m e n t s in the first t h r e e weeks of school, which w e r e w e e k e n d - l o n g events, s t r e t c h i n g f r o m m i d - F r i d a y until S u n d a y a f t e r n o o n . " T h e best p a r t of b e i n g a p a r t of the water ski club is m e e t i n g new p e o p l e a n d c o m p e t i n g against top ten schools," J u s t i n Zita ('10) said. A l t h o u g h the club welcomed a n y o n e interested in l e a r n i n g the s port, they p r e f e r r e d m e m b e r s t h a t h a d e x p e r i e n c e . Because t h e season was so short, it was h a r d to teach a n d get r e a d y for t o u r n a m e n t s at t h e s a m e time. T h e t h r e e m a i n events that the club c o m p e t e d in w e r e slalom, trick, a n d ski j u m p i n g . T h e slalom c o u r s e involved a skier navigating a r o u n d six buoys while b a l a n c i n g o n o n e ski. In ski j u m p i n g , the p e r s o n j u m p i n g was j u d g e d based on their distance a n d ability to l a n d smoothly o n the water. T h e last event, t h e team's specialty, was trick skiing. T r i c k skiing was very similar to w a k e b o a r d i n g . T h e club skied on m a n - m a d e lakes with n o wake o r obstacles, a n d w e r e able to utilize the best e q u i p m e n t r a n g i n g f r o m ski boats to professional drivers. T h i s year's t e a m was the largest in school history. " W a t e r Skiing is the n u m b e r o n e s p o r t in my book. It is a lot of f u n a n d we b e c o m e a close g r o u p of f r i e n d s . " B e n j a m i n Gorsky ('10) said. B

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sophomores swim I (clockwise) All of t h e '12 Pull T e a m celebrates their victory by s w i m m i n g in t h e Black River. Even Year t r a i n e d h a r d for t h r e e weeks with o n e goal in m i n d , a n d they achieved it. family I Even Year m o r a l e r , H a n n a h S c h o u l t e n ('12) c o m m u n i c a t e s t h e set of instructions o n how to pull t h e r o p e to h e r puller, Nicholas L e o n a r d ('12), w h o c a n n o t conceal his e x c i t e m e n t a b o u t their team's success, even yeor, this year I T h e '12 Pull T e a m holds o n t o t h e r o p e firmly in a defensive stance. All t h e h a r d work paid off. T h e t e a m w o r k e d t o g e t h e r , as a family. "Our Pull T e a m gave m e a s t r o n g e r sense of team t h a n any t e a m I was o n in f o u r years of high school sports. W e b e c a m e a family," T o m Fifer ('12) said.

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r o p e run I Even Year pullers J a m e s Maier ( 1 2 ) , C.J. N e w e n d r o p ('12), a n d T o m Fifer ('12) hold t h e r o p e d u r i n g R o p e R u n . "It was t h e h a r d e s t t h i n g I've ever d o n e , b u t it taught m e to p u s h myself f a r t h e r than I ever t h o u g h t I could," Fifer said.


all day I I n pit 17 Cristi Zarvas ('13) m o r a l e s h e r h a r d e s t to puller, J o h n Firek ('13). " T h e r e is n o t h i n g like pull day. It's amazing a n d t e r r i f y i n g at t h e s a m e time. W h e n you think about the countless h o u r s put into m a k i n g it t h e r e , you can't help b u t feel p r o u d a n d p r e p a r e f o r war," Zarvas said.

wreak havoc For m a n y of the m e m b e r s of the '13 O d d Year Pull T e a m , Pull b e c a m e e v e r y t h i n g to t h e m . "It b e c a m e my life, it's in my b l o o d , I p r e t t y m u c h n e v e r stop t h i n k i n g a b o u t it," Liz Bisinger ('13) said. As a t e a m of forty, t h e f r e s h m a n c r e a t e d a new c h a n t to a d d to the O d d Y e a r tradition. "Psych-up-'13-now-or-never, O d d Year Pull T e a m c o m e t o g e t h e r , ' 1 3 Pull T e a m h o l d i n g strong, we'll WREAK H A V O C all day long. W e will m a k e their blood r u n cold, w h e n they see m a r o o n a n d gold, O d d Year Pull T e a m h e r e f o r e v e r . P S Y C H - U P ' 13-NOW-OR-NEVER!" O d d Year's u n i q u e practice skills a r e passed o n f r o m year to year in secrecy, o r as O d d Year Pull r e p r e s e n t a t i v e J e f f r e y D e Y o u n g ('11) stated a b o u t their tradition, "Leave it all at the pits." W h e n Pull Day finally a r r i v e d . O d d Year p u t a lot of time a n d e f f o r t into their m a r o o n a n d gold u n i f o r m . T h e b o n d that this Pull family s h a r e d d e f i e d e x p l a n a t i o n . It was an u n f o r g e t t a b l e b o n d that will last far b e y o n d the years at H o p e College. Becca H a w k i n s ('13) d e s c r i b e d t h e g e n u i n e r e l a t i o n s h i p with h e r puller Chris M c G a n n ('13). " W e ' r e the best a n d worst p e o p l e for each o t h e r , b u t it's a b o n d t h a t will last a life time. W e a r e like b r o t h e r a n d sister." | by liz bisinger

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r e a d y I (counter-clockwise) O d d Y e a r m o r a l e r Shelby S m a l l b o n e ('13) a n d pul l e r, Lucas Grosse ('13) silently wait in line for t h e R o p e R u n to begin. T h e R o p e R u n was a Pull tradition that h a p p e n e d t h e n i g h t b e f o r e Pull day. Both Pull t e a m s p a r a d e d t h r o u g h c a m p u s for a b o u t fifteen m i n u t e s c a r r y i n g t h e Pull r o p e . All of t h e a l u m n i r a n with t h e pull t e a m s to try to i n t i m i d a t e t h e m , stare straight a h e a d I M o r a l e r T e s s S a m m a r c o ('13) a n d p u l l e r D a n n y Cole ('13), t h e d u o of pit 16, stare at t h e pits a h e a d as pit 17 holds u p t h e team, psych up I Pit 7 M o r a l e r Liz Bisinger ('13) yells instructions to puller Sa'eed H u s a i n i ( 1 3 ) as they b o t h k e e p their eyes o n t h e coach. "She is e v e r y t h i n g f o r m e ; my eyes, my ears, a n d my e n e r g y . I could n e v e r d o it w i t h o u t her," H u s a i n i said of his m o r a l e r .

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checkmate I T h e Evil Knight, played by Katie C o l b u r n ('13), a n d h e r two p a w n s V i n n y a n d Cal, played by Becca Hawkins (*13) a n d Lydia Blickley ('13) try to take o v e r t h e land of games by t u r n i n g all of t h e g a m e pieces into pawns. T h e r e was a h u g e slow m o t i o n battle, but it was t h e g a m e pieces that c a m e o u t t r i u m p h a n t . In t h e e n d , it t u r n e d o u t that t h e Evil Knight just w a n t e d s o m e f r i e n d s to play with.

the 75th triumph "And the w i n n e r of the 75th a n n u a l N y k e r k C u p C o m p e t i t i o n is... the class of... 2013!" As t h e results w e r e a n n o u n c e d , t h e o d d year s u p p o r t e r s e r u p t e d into wild cheers. S o n g girls b r o k e their s t a t u e s q u e 'sitting p r e t t y ' stance a n d got 'Footloose', play m e m b e r s leapt into the air, a n d coaches ecstatically h u g g e d . T h r e e weeks of n o n s t o p practice a n d r e h e a r s i n g h a d finally p a i d off with a sweet victory for the class of 2013. After 75 years, the tradition a n d unity that N y k e r k symbolized was still deeply r o o t e d in the H o p e c o m m u n i t y . Motions coach Kelsey H a w k i n s (Ml) said, "for s o n g we h a v e traditional m o t i o n s " that w e r e used year to year, k e e p i n g t h e feelings of unity alive betw e e n c u r r e n t a n d past song girls. In the days a n d h o u r s l e a d i n g u p to N y k e r k , e m o t i o n s w e r e r u n n i n g high. "I d o n ' t know if t h e r e is a n e m o t i o n y o u ' r e n o t feeling at any given time. Y o u ' r e stressed b e c a u s e [you d o n ' t know if] e v e r y t h i n g g o i n g to work o u t or if p e o p l e a r e g o i n g to f o r g e t things b u t y o u ' r e excited b e c a u s e you j u s t w a n t to see it. Y o u ' r e sad t h a t it's g o i n g to be over, b u t y o u ' r e h a p p y b e c a u s e you love t h e girls y o u ' r e with," o d d year play coach M a r y C a n t o r ('11) said. With e m o t i o n s aside, it was the tradition of N y k e r k a n d t h a t sense of t o g e t h e r n e s s t h a t w a s t h e s t r o n g e s t f e e l i n g o f all. •

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genie in a bottle I A l a d d i n , played by Allie T h e u n e ('12), a n d Genie, played by J e n n i e Palkowski ('12), d e b a t e a b o u t w h a t wishes Aladdin s h o u l d m a k e , n o w t h a t A l a d d i n is in possession of t h e magic l a m p . S h o u l d h e wish f o r his p a p e r to b e finished, or for a d a t e with J a s m i n e (played by H e a t h e r Gill ('12))? T h e play, also entitled "Aladdin", was w r i t t e n a n d c o a c h e d by Beth Ann T i e c h e (' 10) a n d Holly J o h n s o n (' 10).

A f t e r a rollicking m e d l e y f r o m Grease, high-flying Aladdin play, a n d m o v i n g o r a t i o n , the 2012 N y k e r k girls w e r e very pleased with t h e i r p e r f o r m a n c e . "At the second week of practice we w e r e g e t t i n g a little n e r v o u s t h a t we w e r e n ' t g o i n g to get t h r o u g h everything. D o i n g a m e d l e y this year, since it was so long, t h e girls h a d a lot to learn, b u t they p u l l e d it t o g e t h e r amazingly," even year s o n g coach Emily Cook ('10) said. G e t t i n g involved with N y k e r k could h a p p e n m a n y ways, w h e t h e r it was a n e n c o u r a g i n g RA, a n o v e r n i g h t visit with a f o r m e r N y k e r k girl, or loving t h e W o m e n ' s Rally, like even year m o t i o n s coach J e n a I v e r s o n ('10). "I went to the first day of practice a n d they w e r e looking f o r assistant coaches, so I a p p l i e d a n d was c h o s e n for that position," I v e r s o n said. Cook's j o u r n e y to even year s o n g coach was a little m o r e t r e m u l o u s , as she was called in to fill a spot left o p e n w h e n t h e original coach t r a n s f e r r e d , b u t Cook was thrilled with the offer. J o r d a n Walters ('12), o n e of t h e o r a t i o n coaches f o r t h e class of 2014 a n d a '12 playgirl s u m m e d u p N y k e r k with, "... a little song we playgirls like to sing, ' N y k e r k p u t s a smile o n y o u r face, a b e a t in y o u r h e a r t , a skip in y o u r step. N y k e r k p u t s f r i e n d s in y o u r life, f r i e n d s in y o u r life f o r good.' " â&#x20AC;˘ by danielle goodman Nykerk Odd Year & Nykerk Even Year ^

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snack table (clockwise) Rachel M e d i n a ( 1 2 ) , Lindsey Sisson ('12) a n d Allyson W e h r l y ('11) h e l p o u t at a n Alpha Phi O m e g a s p o n s o r e d blood d r i v e in t h e fall. T h e r e were 27 fully active m e m b e r s in t h e N u Beta c h a p t e r of A P O o n H o p e ' s c a m p u s . M e m b e r s w e r e r e q u i r e d to v o l u n t e e r for a total of 20 h o u r s a s e m e s t e r , b o t h in A P O s p o n s o r e d a n d c o m m u n i t y activities, costume fun | Caitlin Peirce ('12), Brittany Holloway ( ' I I ) , a n d Evan D e k k e r ('10) take a time o u t f r o m v o l u n t e e r i n g at "Zoo Goes Boo!" at t h e J o h n Ball Zoo in O c t o b e r . "APO o p e n s u p d o o r s to b e involved in c o m m u n i t y service, l e a d e r s h i p o p p o r t u n i t i e s a n d a g r e a t g r o u p of people," New M e m b e r E d u c a t o r Alyssa Caldwell ('11) said, registration | C h r i s t o p h e r Billquist ( ' I I ) , Natalie D e C e o r g e ('10) a n d Katie Blodgett ('11) m a n t h e table outside of a blood drive. M e m b e r s of A P O h a d a wide variety of m a j o r s , personalities, a n d goals, b u t they w e r e a tight knit g r o u p w h o w e r e u n i t e d by their d e s i r e to h e l p o t h e r s .

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service minded W h e t h e r it was Blood Drives, Bake Sales, or Breakfast With Baby, Alpha Phi O m e g a was c r a n k i n g o n all cylinders t h r o u g h o u t t h e year to serve o t h e r s o n H o p e ' s C a m p u s , in the s u r r o u n d i n g c o m m u n i t y , a n d even t h e rest of t h e world! Alpha Phi O m e g a h a d t h r e e m a i n principal values; service, l e a d e r s h i p , a n d f r i e n d s h i p . T h e i m p o r t a n c e of service was described in a Brazilian P r o v e r b , " W h e n we d r e a m alone, it is only a d r e a m . But w h e n we d r e a m t o g e t h e r , it is t h e b e g i n n i n g of reality." L e a d e r s h i p was strongly valued a n d m e m b e r s w e r e t r a n s f o r m e d f r o m followers to leaders as they d e v e l o p e d themselves, discovered h i d d e n talents, a n d b e t t e r e d thenskills. M e m b e r s also valued f r i e n d s h i p a n d o f t e n participated in social f u n c t i o n s t o g e t h e r such as movie nights, sledding, ice-skating, a n d pizza parties. As the c a m p u s ' national service fraternity, m e m b e r s w e r e able to see how m a n y places t h e g r o u p was able to serve. Specifically, they h a d h a d the best t u r n o u t s f o r their blood drives o n r e c o r d , b r i n g i n g in so m a n y p e o p l e that they h a d to t u r n away potential d o n o r s . O t h e r great projects included t h e "Zoo Goes Boo!" at the J o h n Ball Zoo, a H e a r t s for Haiti b a k e sale, a n d t h e ever-classic f u n d r a i s i n g f o r Relay for Life a n d Dance M a r a t h o n . B by sam pettigrew 16

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family ties ! Karen Patterson ('11), B e t h a n y V a n d e r L a a n ('11), Lindsey L a w r e n c e ('10), a n d S t e p h a n i e Marchetta ('10) display their familial love. T h e p l e d g e family system "is a great way to get to know s o m e b o d y new on a closer level, a n d it's j u s t a lot of fun," Patterson said.


christmas time I J e n n a H u n g e r ( ' I I ) a n d f r i e n d at a cookie decorating a n d c a r o l i n g event in D e c e m b e r . "I h a d a blast decorating cookies at t h e W a r m F r i e n d . The r e s i d e n t s o p e n e d u p really easy, a n d s h a r e d so m u c h a b o u t their lives. After decorating a n d e a t i n g cookies, we s a n g a b o u t 20 C h r i s t m a s carols. 1 left with a w a r m feeling, t h a n k f u l for t h e just t h e few h o u r s I h a d s p e n t with t h e m , " H u n g e r said.

giving back " T h a t which you have d o n e f o r t h e least of My b r o t h e r s you have d o n e f o r Me." - M a t t h e w 25:40 V o l u n t e e r Services was a s t u d e n t - l e d o r g a n i z a t i o n in which m e m b e r s g a i n e d a p p r e c i a t i o n for their talents a n d efforts as they i n s p i r e d o t h e r s , c o n t r i b u t e d to t h e c o m m u n i t y , solved p r o b l e m s , a n d a d v a n c e d w o r t h y causes. T h e mission of V o l u n t e e r Services was "to p r o v i d e a m e a n s of cultivating v o l u n t e e r i s m in the H o p e College c o m m u n i t y t h r o u g h g r o u p a n d individual v o l u n t e e r work. T h r o u g h this work it is o u r h o p e that we can instill a life-long dedication to service a n d v o l u n t e e r i s m . " T h e r e w e r e m a n y d i f f e r e n t v o l u n t e e r o p t i o n s t h r o u g h t h e g r o u p i n c l u d i n g m o n t h l y service projects, o n e time c o m m i t m e n t s , r e g u l a r v o l u n t e e r i n g , a n d j o i n i n g the V o l u n t e e r Services C o m m i t t e e . T h e f o u r t e e n s t u d e n t s of t h e V o l u n t e e r Services C o m m i t t e e w e r e d e d i c a t e d to service, h e l p e d o r g a n i z e events a n d participated in g r o u p projects. S o m e of this year's g r o u p projects i n c l u d e d visiting homeless shelters in G r a n d Rapids, bowling with My B r o t h e r ' s H o u s e , a n d g o i n g o n retreats. V o l u n t e e r Services c o o r d i n a t e d a n d p a r t i c i p a t e d in m o n t h l y service projects as well. T h e m e m b e r s w e r e also involved in T i m e to Serve, C h r i s t m a s caroling a n d cookie decorating, and Moonlight Serenade.

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formal w e a r I (counter-clockwise) Erica Smith ('10) shows off t h e d o n a t e d dresses to t h e C i n d e r e l l a Project. " T h e C i n d e r e l l a Project is a n o n - p r o f i t o r g a n i z a t i o n that collects gently used dresses a n d gives t h e m to y o u n g w o m e n in o r d e r to p r o v i d e t h e m with a m e a n s of a t t e n d i n g f o r m a l social events at their schools W e love to d o this at H o p e because it's a great way for H o p e ladies to recycle their old dresses a n d know that it will be u s e d to m a k e a n o t h e r girl's event special," Smith said. Halloween helpfulness | A g r o u p of s t u d e n t v o l u n t e e r s shows their H a l l o w e e n spirit at All Hallows Feed at W e s t e r n S e m i n a r y in O c t o b e r . M a n y s t u d e n t s d o n n e d Halloween c o s t u m e s to dish o u t a g o o d meal to those in n e e d . "It was a g r e a t e x p e r i e n c e giving back to t h e c o m m u n i t y a n d it .was neat to see how appreciative they all were," B r i a n n a H a r d e n ( 1 3 ) said, cookies a n d caroling | H o p e s t u d e n t s a n d W a r m F r i e n d residents d e c o r a t e cookies a n d s p e n d time t o g e t h e r .

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dance on T h e P o m T e a m was o n e of t h e d a n c e t e a m s o n H o p e ' s c a m p u s . It was a p e r f o r m a n c e g r o u p which a p p e a r e d at all h o m e football g a m e s as well as m a n y of the h o m e basketball games, f o r b o t h m e n ' s a n d w o m e n ' s teams. T h e t e a m s p e n t a lot of time t o g e t h e r t h r o u g h a s u m m e r c a m p , practices, a n d at p e r f o r m a n c e s . T h e y w e r e also involved in Dance M a r a t h o n , a n d h a d a n a n n u a l pizza p a r t y with their Miracle Child w h o p e r f o r m e d with t h e m at t h e event. A l t h o u g h they c o n s i d e r e d themselves a low c o m m i t m e n t t e a m , they practiced several h o u r s each week a n d h a d a b o u t 12-15 p e r f o r m a n c e s t h r o u g h o u t the year. Much of t h e c h o r e o g r a p h y was d o n e by the two captains, b u t y o u n g e r m e m b e r s w e r e also given a n o p p o r t u n i t y to c h o r e o g r a p h a r o u t i n e . T h e y also c o n t i n u e d the tradition of e n d i n g the year with a n a n n u a l guy/girl r o u t i n e p e r f o r m e d d u r i n g a basketball g a m e . For captain A m a n d a Sifnotis (TO), the t e a m p r o v i d e d several l e a d e r s h i p e x p e r i e n c e s , since p o m s . She h a d the o p p o r t u n i t y to learn about m a n y d i f f e r e n t aspects of l e a d e r s h i p a n d r u n n i n g an organization i n c l u d i n g r o o m reservations, b u d g e t , f u n d r a i s e r s , a n d c o n f i r m i n g p e r f o r m a n c e s . For Sifnotis, the best p a r t of b e i n g the team's l e a d e r was g e t t i n g to see t h e p e r f o r m a n c e s c o m e t o g e t h e r a n d enjoy g o o d times t h r o u g h o u t the year. â&#x20AC;˘ by amanda sifnotis

cheer on Kaylynn Keedy (11) leads Poms d a n c e r s p e r f o r m i n g as p a n of t h e half time show at a basketball game. "Poms has b e e n a great way for m e to show my school spirit a n d I love t h e o p p o r t u n i t y to e n t e r t a i n H o p e fans at football a n d basketball games. I've b e e n p e r f o r m i n g with a n d c o a c h i n g d a n c e t e a m s f o r m a n y years a n d it's great to be able to c o n t i n u e with that passion at H o p e , " Keedy said.

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anchors a w e i g h I (clockwise) M e m b e r s of t h e Poms T e a m c r e a t e t h e display of an a n c h o r as p a r t of their r o u t i n e while p e r f o r m i n g at a H o p e football g a m e . T h e Poms T e a m , c o m p o s e d of d a n c e r s f r o m all d i f f e r e n t b a c k g r o u n d s , p u t t o g e t h e r p e r f o r m a n c e s to e n t e r t a i n t h e c r o w d s at h o m e football a n d m e n ' s a n d w o m e n ' s basketball games, show your spirit I T h e Poms T e a m finishes off their p e r f o r m a n c e with a displav of smiles a n d a f o r m a t i o n to k e e p t h e crowd going. As a t e a m , t h e girls liked to think of H o p e Poms as "more t h a n j u s t a d a n c e team." Providing e n t e r t a i n m e n t to enliven t h e c r o w d s allowed t h e girls to b r i n g e n e r g y to t h e fans in a d d i t i o n to s h a r i n g their interest in d a n c i n g , kick it up T h e Poms T e a m show off their spirit by kicking high. At football g a m e s t h e team usually c h o r e o g r a p h e d routines i n c l u d i n g stiff a r m m o v e m e n t s while p o m t u n i n g , kicklines, toe-touches a n d splits p r o v i d e a n excellent f o r m of p u m p i n g u p t h e crowd.

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together for a cause I (counter-clockwise) M e m b e r s of BSU participate in Relay for Life. "BSU has seen impressive g r o w t h d u r i n g t h e past semester, n u m b e r i n g thirty m e m b e r s o r m o r e at each m e e t i n g . T h i s has o f f e r e d extensive talent, s u p p o r t , a n d involvement in Relay f o r Life f u n d r a i s e r s , basketball games, a n d t h e well a t t e n d e d " B r e a k t h e Ice" kickoff party," J u l i a n H i n s o n ('10) said, dance in unity l j u l i a n H i n s o n ('10), K u k u a H i n s o n ('11), a n d R o b e r t Phillips ('12) p e r f o r m a S o u t h African G u m - B o o t d a n c e d u r i n g "IMAGES: A reflection of cultures", which was a multicultural p r o g r a m c o - s p o n s o r e d by m a n y s t u d e n t g r o u p s o n c a m p u s as well as t h e Office of Multicultural Education,

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come together I O m a r Roa ('10) j o i n s BSU a n d m a n y o t h e r s t u d e n t s f o r Soul F o o d T h u r s d a y . BSU h o s t e d a variety of events allowing s t u d e n t s c a m p u s wide to c o m e t o g e t h e r to s h a r e music, stories, a n d p r o b l e m s facing t h e c o m m u n i t y a n d their solutions. With increased participation a n d m o r e s u p p o r t t h a n ever, t h e f u t u r e of BSU a p p e a r e d b r i g h t .

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helping hand I R o b e r t Phillips ('12) serves Emily Neevel ('13) at Soul F o o d T h u r s d a y . T h r o u g h o u t t h e y e a r BSU h o s t e d various events such as discussions o n Black M e n / D a t i n g , a n d Black W o m e n / G o o d H a i r as well as d i a l o g u e s o n t h e Black C o m m u n i t y at H o p e College a n d G r a d i e n t Racism.

Celebrate, E d u c a t e , a n d Unify. T h e s e w e r e t h e goals of t h e Black S t u d e n t U n i o n (BSU), a g r o u p c e n t e r e d o n African-American/ Black c u l t u r e . BSU was strongly c o m m i t t e d to e d u c a t i n g t h e g r e a t e r c a m p u s c o m m u n i t y as well as its m e m b e r s . T h e g r o u p h e i g h t e n e d a w a r e n e s s of p o i g n a n t issues by h o s t i n g speakers, w a t c h i n g d o c u m e n t a r i e s , a n d a t t e n d i n g c o n f e r e n c e s . All of c a m p u s was welcome to BSU m e e t i n g s a n d t h e diversity of o p i n i o n was o f t e n visible at the m o n t h l y "Real T a l k " dialogues. T h e g r o u p also a i m e d to p r o m o t e c a m p u s unity by d e v e l o p i n g a n a r e n a w h e r e s t u d e n t s felt safe e n o u g h to p r e s e n t issues they m a y h a v e felt they w e r e u n a b l e to p r e s e n t to the l a r g e r c a m p u s . O n a weekly basis, m e m b e r s j o i n e d t o g e t h e r to enjoy soul food, h a v e culturally e n l i g h t e n i n g e x p e r i e n c e s , a n d listen to e x p e r t s on a variety of topics relevant to African-American/ Black c u l t u r e . O n c e a m o n t h , the c a m p u s was t r e a t e d to a s m o r g a s b o r d of African-American cuisine. As o n e of BSU's best a t t e n d e d events. Soul Food T h u r s d a y p r o v i d e d BSU with a f u n a n d easy g o i n g a t m o s p h e r e , c o m p l e t e with music, d a n c i n g , a n d c o m m u n i t y . Weekly s t u d y sessions e n s u r e d that m e m b e r s b e n e f i t e d academically f r o m t h e s t r e n g t h s of their classmates. Additionally, BSU m e m b e r s j o i n e d t o g e t h e r f o r h e a t e d a n d r e w a r d i n g discussions o n a variety of topics d u r i n g "Real Talk". |

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posture I (clockwise) Sara H o n d r o p ('13), Danielle Silletti ('11) a n d M o r g a n Bell ('12) practice their positions with delicate h a n d s a n d p o i n t e d toes, pose I Jessica W a g o n e r ('10), Hillary B r u n t ('13), a n d Kelsey C a r p e n t e r ('13) e x p e r i m e n t with d i f f e r e n t positions while they c o m p i l e a d a n c e piece. "1 love ballet b e c a u s e it helps m e relax a n d not get c a u g h t u p in t h e stress of school o r e v e r y d a y life. Ballet also allows m e to e x p r e s s my passion for J e s u s Christ because it is only by his will that 1 have t h e s t r e n g t h to d a n c e everyday. It is a beautiful art a n d 1 love b e i n g able to s h a r e that b e a u t y with others," B r u n t said, point your toes I Kelsey C a r p e n t e r ('13) s h a r p e n s h e r d a n c e skills with practice at ballet club. As a club, t h e d a n c e r s c o m p o s e pieces f o r b o t h t h e Fall a n d S p r i n g D a n c e Concerts, in a d d i t i o n to their r e n d i t i o n piece of t h e N u t c r a c k e r which is p e r f o r m e d in t h e first semester.

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plies-a-plenty For s t u d e n t s that s o u g h t a d a n c e c o m p a n y w h e r e t h e r e w e r e n o a u d i t i o n s a n d those w h o participated w e r e g u a r a n t e e d a p e r f o r m a n c e o p p o r t u n i t y , t h e ballet club was a p e r f e c t fit. All students, r a n g i n g f r o m d a n c e m a j o r s to n o n - d a n c e r s , w e r e welcomed. "T his year we h a v e a lot m o r e n o n - d a n c e m a j o r s involved t h a n in years past," co-president H e a t h e r K u r a s ( ' I I ) said. S t u d e n t s w e r e e n c o u r a g e d to be a p a r t of the club "to learn m o r e a b o u t ballet a n d to get an o p p o r t u n i t y to be onstage. We try to m a k e s u r e that ballet club is f u n a n d not stressful f o r b e g i n n e r s , " K u r a s said. 1 he biggest p r o j e c t of the ballet club was to c h o r e o g r a p h a n d p e r f o r m a full length version of the N u t c r a c k e r at the e n d of the fall semester. .After that finished, they participated in the s t u d e n t d a n c e concerts. T h e club occasionally w e n t to n u r s i n g h o m e s to p e r f o r m smaller variations of the N u t c r a c k e r . " T h e residents absolutely love it," K u r a s said. I n v o l v e m e n t in the club also allowed s t u d e n t a c h a n c e to have their c h o r e o g r a p h y p e r f o r m e d o n stage. T h e 2009 s t u d e n t c h o r e o g r a p h e r s for the N u t c r a c k e r w e r e H e a t h e r Stiff ('12), S t e p h a n i e R a n k i n ('12), a n d Allyson D r e g e r ('12), with the final piece being c h o r e o g r a p h e d by o n e of the club's advisors, A m a n d a Smith, a d a n c e p r o f e s s o r at H o p e . |

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concentration I M e g h a n B r e n n a n ('13), Sara H o n d r o p ('13), M o r g a n Bell ('12), a n d Danielle Silletti ( ' I I ) intently study positions to i m p r o v e their d a n c e skills d u r i n g ballet club. Ballet club met o n W e d n e s d a y nights in t h e Dow for two h o u r s which include a ballet class a n d rehearsal of specific pieces.


step if up I S t u d e n t s t a k e a b r e a k from their h o m e w o r k to learn s o m e hip h o p . T h e club was very laid back a n d o p e n f o r a n y o n e to try o u t their d a n c e skills w h e n e v e r they h a v e t h e free time to c o m e a n d try s o m e t h i n g new.

rockin' the beat Jessica J e f f r e y , a senior, p a r t i c i p a t e d in hip h o p club for all f o u r years at H o p e . She h a d b e e n d a n c i n g since she was t h r e e years old a n d b e c a m e enthusiastic a b o u t hip h o p in e i g h t h g r a d e . As t h e p r e s i d e n t a n d a c h o r e o g r a p h e r of h i p h o p club, Jessica was faced with a lot of responsibilities. A l t h o u g h as p r e s i d e n t , Jessica is an e x p e r i e n c e d d a n c e r , the club allowed s t u d e n t s of every e x p e r i e n c e level to j o i n . H o w e v e r , a n e x t e n s i o n to t h e club, a g r o u p called H i p H o p A n o n y m o u s , w e i g h e d e x p e r i e n c e a n d was m o r e involved in the p e r f o r m a n c e aspect. H i p H o p A n o n y m o u s , a t e a m of e x p e r i e n c e d p e r f o r m e r s , w e r e c h o s e n t h r o u g h auditions. While the team usually consisted of primarily w o m e n , they w e l c o m e d t h r e e m e n to t h e g r o u p f o r t h e year. T h e t e a m n o t only p e r f o r m e d at t h e H o p e College D a n c e C o n c e r t , b u t also e x t e n d e d to t h e c o m m u n i t y . T h e s e o p p o r t u n i t i e s consisted of t e a c h i n g d a n c e classes to c h i l d r e n at the H o l l a n d Arts Council, a n d participation in a big b r o t h e r a n d big sister d a n c e p r o g r a m . In a d d i t i o n to these events, the t e a m looked f o r w a r d to p e r f o r m i n g at local h i g h schools as they h a d in years past. | by rebecca robinett

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take the lead I (counter-clockwise) Kristen Reschke (*12) teaches t h e class a new h i p - h o p d a n c e step by step. Each week a new d a n c e was t a u g h t so s t u d e n t s could c o m e at their own c o n v e n i e n c e a n d still not miss a beat, break it d o w n I H i p h o p club welcomes a n y o n e to c o m e a n d try o u t t h e club, w h e t h e r or n o t they h a v e any d a n c e e x p e r i e n c e because t h e club is for d a n c e r s of all levels. H i p H o p A n o n y m o u s , a m o r e a d v a n c e d p e r f o r m a n c e g r o u p , participated in a variety of shows such as t h e fall a n d s p r i n g s t u d e n t d a n c e concerts, a n d InSync D a n c e T h e a t r e ' s a n n u a l concert, w o r k it out I D a n c i n g is a g r e a t way to get moving! H i p - h o p provides a f u n variety to get you g o i n g with u p b e a t music a n d exciting f r e s h d a n c e moves. H i p H o p Club m e t o n c e a week f o r a n h o u r , w h e f e various m e m b e r s d i r e c t e d a w i d e s p r e a d set of h i p h o p combinations.

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creating futures Since b e f o r e its inception at H o p e College in 1989, CASA has h e l p e d at-risk first t h r o u g h fifth g r a d e c h i l d r e n i m p r o v e t h e i r academic p e r f o r m a n c e , a n d d e v e l o p healthy, p r o d u c t i v e lifestyles. T h e p r o g r a m , started in 1987 by M a r g e Rivera, was initially h o u s e d at the First U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h . W h e n it m o v e d to L u b b e r s Hall, m a n y H o p e s t u d e n t s j o i n e d the cause. Christina Bowles ( 1 1 ) said, "You m a k e such a n i m p a c t in the c h i l d r e n ' s lives a n d they m a k e a h u g e i m p a c t in y o u r life. J u s t k n o w i n g t h a t y o u ' r e m a k i n g a d i f f e r e n c e twice a week is great." CASA, C h i l d r e n ' s A f t e r School A c h i e v e m e n t p r o g r a m , p a i r e d H o p e s t u d e n t s with a n at-risk child that h a d b e e n r e c o m m e n d e d to the p r o g r a m by their teachers. T h e y m e t twice a week f o r a s e m e s t e r to h e l p with h o m e w o r k , studying, r e a d i n g , a n d serve as a constant c o m p a n i o n in t h e child's life. T h r o u g h o u t t h e year, CASA dealt with b a l a n c i n g g r o w t h with b u d g e t cuts. Despite the c u r r e n t e c o n o m i c struggle, t h e c o o r d i n a t o r s of CASA m a d e it work, taking cuts in their salaries a n d seeking ways to trim costs. V o l u n t e e r s r a n g e d f r o m e d u c a t i o n to Biology m a j o r s , like Bowles. "You d o n ' t have to b e a n e d u c a t i o n m a j o r to b e in CASA... if you j u s t like w o r k i n g with kids a n d you h a v e patience, t h e n be a CASA tutor," Bowles said. |

chugging along I T u t o r H a n n a h Z o m e r m a a n d ('13) a n d h e r s t u d e n t Lela look at t h e CASA b i n d e r . T h e s e b i n d e r s w e r e used as a m e a n s of c o m m u n i c a t i o n b e t w e e n t h e t u t o r a n d the s t u d e n t ' s school teachers. Assignments, as well as academic a r e a s of c o n c e r n w e r e written d o w n by t h e teacher's in o r d e r to k e e p t h e t u t o r well i n f o r m e d of what to work o n with their s t u d e n t d u r i n g CASA.

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g o long I (clockwise) Alyssa Shaler ('12) a n d Isaiah show that CASA is n o t all work a n d n o play. T h e p a i r took a b r e a k f r o m h o m e w o r k to b o n d a n d play a pigskin. It was this special b o n d a n d trust that s e p a r a t e d CASA f r o m o t h e r t u t o r i n g p r o g r a m s , snack a t t a c k I First time t u t o r Jillian D o r a n ('12) a n d h e r s t u d e n t Anissa have a snack b r e a k while w o r k i n g . U n f o r t u n a t e l y , with t h e b u d g e t cuts that CASA was f o r c e d to m a k e , they w e r e n o l o n g e r able to serve juice, b u t snacks w e r e still available, reading r a i n b o w I M a n u e l a n d t u t o r Kelly M a c D o n a l d ('13) take a d v a n t a g e of t h e s u n n y Michigan w e a t h e r while they can a n d r e a d outside. An i m p o r t a n t aspect of t h e CASA p r o g r a m was n o t only h e l p with h o m e w o r k , b u t also h e l p with r e a d i n g . R e a d i n g in CASA was e n c o u r a g e d to h e l p t h e c h i l d r e n d e v e l o p s t r o n g r e a d i n g abilities to h e l p t h e m to succeed in t h e classroom a n d later in life.

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it s cooking time I (counter-clockwise) Laine Klopfenstein ('12) a n d L a u r a Petrasky ('11) assist residents of N k u v in m e a l p r e p a r a t i o n o f ' n j a m a n j a m a . S t u d e n t s t a u g h t t h e p e o p l e in N k u v how to build t h e a p p a r a t u s e s that p r o v i d e clean w a t e r a n d t h e p e o p l e of N k u v s p r e a d this i n f o r m a t i o n to o t h e r villages, lending a helping hand I G r e g PavlakCOQ), J a m i R u b e n {'09), L a u r a Petrasky ('11), Lillie L o d g e ('10), J o e l Block ('12), Klopfenstein, L e a h P a t e n g e ('10), G r e g H u b e r s ('10), Rachel Rees ('09), J o r d a n Ritsema ('11), Valerie W i n t o n ('11), a n d Dr. J eft' B r o w n , happily show off t h e clean w a t e r a n d pipes that they h a v e p u t in. W i t h o u t t h e pipes, villagers would h a v e to get their w a t e r f r o m a n e a r b y s t r e a m , which is a b o u t twenty m i n u t e s walking W

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distance, inspiration I A boy in t h e village takes a b r e a k f r o m playing in s o m e overflow water. "It's a m a z i n g k n o w i n g that s o m e t h i n g as simple as p r o v i d i n g clean water can h a v e a h u g e i m p a c t o n s o m e o n e ' s life," Lillie L o d g e ('10) said.

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lean on me I J o e l Block ('10) a n d J o r d a n Ritsema ( ' I I ) give piggy-back rides to s o m e c h i l d r e n in t h e village of N k u v . T h e whole trip was not a b o u t j u s t work. S t u d e n t s took t h e t i m e to interact with t h e r e s i d e n t s of t h e village. T h e H o p e s t u d e n t s have f o r m e d a b o n d with t h e c o m m u n i t y , a p a r t n e r s h i p with the p e o p l e of N k u v .

E n g i n e e r s w i t h o u t B o r d e r s was devised by s t u d e n t s a n d is advised by Dr. J e f f B r o w n of t h e e n g i n e e r i n g d e p a r t m e n t . T h e y h a v e b r o u g h t a n d will c o n t i n u e to b r i n g clean water to t h e small village of N k u v which is located in the N o r t h w e s t Province of Cameroon. T h e H o p e c h a p t e r of E n g i n e e r s w i t h o u t B o r d e r s first visited the a r e a f o r assessment in M a r c h 2006. T h e c o m m u n i t y was isolated a n d lacked even the most basic i n f r a s t r u c t u r e services. Motorized t r a n s p o r t a t i o n in a n d o u t of t h e c o m m u n i t y was limited a n d the m o u n t a i n o u s r o a d b e t w e e n N k u v a n d K u m b o was poorly m a i n t a i n e d . T h e r e w e r e a b o u t 900 r e s i d e n t s in N k u v . " W h e n we a r r i v e every year we a r e g r e e t e d with a p a r t y or celebration," Lillies L o d g e ('10) said. W h e n e v e r t h e s t u d e n t s traveled to N k u v , they m a d e s u r e to b r i n g small gifts with t h e m , such as coloring books. T h e project's m a i n goal was to c o n t i n u e t h e positive effects b o t h in h e a l t h e d u c a t i o n a n d water purification a n d distribution that p r e v i o u s g r o u p s h a v e started. T h e trip to N k u v was a n a l o g o u s to a May t e r m . S t u d e n t s traveled to N k u v f o r t h r e e weeks in May to w o r k a n d l e a r n within the c o m m u n i t y . T h e p r o j e c t took t h e e n t i r e a c a d e m i c year to p l a n a n d any s t u d e n t could h e l p o u t w i t h o u t h a v i n g t o l e a v e t h e c o u n t r y . H by orito brookins-hinton

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quality entertainment t (clockwise) SAC m e m b e r s pose for a p i c t u r e at a m o n t h l y m e e t i n g . "SAC h a d a successful year of fulfilling their goal to p r o v i d e s t u d e n t s with m a n y o p t i o n s f o r t h e social life o n campus!" T i f f a n y P h a n ('11) said, getting creative | At a m e e t i n g , SAC m e m b e r s p u t t h e i r h e a d s t o g e t h e r to c o m e u p with exciting a n d fresh ideas f o r events to p r e s e n t to H o p e ' s c a m p u s , join the fun | M e m b e r s of various s t u d e n t d o d g e b a l l t e a m s a n d o t h e r observers c h e e r a l o n g t h e sidelines at t h e SAC h o s t e d d o d g e b a l l t o u r n a m e n t . SAC p l a n n e d a n d widely advertised c a m p u s - w i d e events to give s t u d e n t s t h e o p p o r t u n i t y to get involved in r a n g e of activities that w e r e accessible a n d a p p e a l i n g to a wide variety of s t u d e n t a u d i e n c e s . "SAC is a g r e a t s t u d e n t g r o u p to b e a p a r t ofl W o r k i n g h a r d to p r o v i d e e n t e r t a i n m e n t for s t u d e n t s is so r e w a r d i n g w h e n we see all of t h e m h a v i n g a g r e a t time at o u r events!" Allison M o r s e ('11) said.

activities beyond T h e S t u d e n t Activities C o m m i t t e e was responsible f o r c o o r d i n a t i n g a n d e x e c u t i n g c a m p u s - w i d e social p r o g r a m m i n g that e n r i c h e d the c a m p u s c o m m u n i t y a n d reflected t h e mission a n d values of the institution. M e m b e r s of SAC d e v e l o p e d l e a d e r s h i p skills a n d w o r k e d collaboratively a n d creatively with o t h e r s t u d e n t g r o u p s and campus departments. T h e r e w e r e m a n y d i f f e r e n t ways s t u d e n t s a r e involved with SAC. S o m e of the positions i n c l u d e d the Directors, C o f f e e h o u s e C o o r d i n a t o r , T r a v e l C o o r d i n a t o r , Publicity C o o r d i n a t o r , Special Events C o o r d i n a t o r a n d several m o r e . Even t h o u g h each chair position was very d i f f e r e n t f r o m t h e others, all the c o o r d i n a t o r s collaborated ideas to h e l p o n e a n o t h e r out. S t u d e n t s w e r e invited to participate in a diverse a r r a y of SAC events such as weekly c o f f e e h o u s e o p e n - m i c nights, the a n n u a l Chicago s h o p p i n g trip, athletic events such as Griffins H o c k e y g a m e a n d c o m e d y shows. A new a d d i t i o n to t h e H o m e c o m i n g activities was a tailgate event f e a t u r i n g s t u d e n t g r o u p s a n d G r e e k organizations. O t h e r traditional events i n c l u d e d W i n t e r Fantasia as well as t h e b e g i n n i n g of t h e year L a b o r Day picnic a n d last day of class c e l e b r a t i o n . S p r i n g F l i n g . H by tiffany phan

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d o d g e b a l l domination I Michael McAuliffe ('10) decks out for a SAC event d o d g e b a l l g a m e . T h r o u g h o u t the year, SAC hosted activities such as this a n d o t h e r s that included t h e SAC movie w e e k e n d s . A m a t e u r C o f f e e h o u s e s at the Kletz, Slam Poet p e r f o r m a n c e s , t h e H o m e c o m i n g H o e d o w n , an I m p r o v show a n d m a n y m o r e e n t e r t a i n i n g events.


celebrate change I P r e s i d e n t Priscilla O d d o ('10), S e n i o r Class Rep. Ryan Sexton ('10), a n d S o p h o m o r e Class Rep. Marc T o r i ('12), a t t e n d a mocktail e v e n t f o r S t u d e n t C o n g r e s s . "I've really en joyed this year of S t u d e n t C o n g r e s s . W e h a v e g o t t e n a lot accomplished, w o r k e d h a r d o n s o m e p r o p o s a l s , a n d h a d a good time d o i n g it all," T o r i said.

voice of change S t u d e n t C o n g r e s s is a s t u d e n t b o d y o r g a n i z a t i o n that served as a link b e t w e e n t h e a d m i n i s t r a t i o n a n d s t u d e n t s at H o p e . S t u d e n t C o n g r e s s s o u g h t to r e p r e s e n t the s t u d e n t b o d y t h r o u g h d o r m i t o r y , a p a r t m e n t , cottage a n d class r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s . While r e p r e s e n t i n g t h e s t u d e n t b o d y c o n c e r n e d p r o t e c t i n g t h e welfare of s t u d e n t life at H o p e , they also s o u g h t to sustain a r e l a t i o n s h i p with t h e a d m i n i s t r a t i o n that w o u l d b e n e f i t b o t h parties a n d the college as a whole. T h e y p u r s u e d t h e e n h a n c e m e n t of s t u d e n t life at H o p e by n a v i g a t i n g legislation t h r o u g h c a m p u s g o v e r n a n c e b o a r d s , h o l d i n g s t u d e n t f o r u m s , o r g a n i z i n g social a n d / o r issue-driven events as well as inspiring, e m p o w e r i n g a n d e q u i p p i n g s t u d e n t s to seek c h a n g e themselves. S t u d e n t C o n g r e s s ' i m p a c t was seen a n d felt t h r o u g h the m a n y relationships it established t h a t e n a b l e d c h a n g e t h r o u g h p a r t n e r s h i p a n d t e a m w o r k . D u r i n g t h e year, S t u d e n t C o n g r e s s f o c u s e d its objectives o n a few key issues such as e n v i r o n m e n t a l sustainability a n d o t h e r " g r e e n " activities, p a r t n e r i n g with D i n i n g Services o n a g u e s t pass p r o p o s a l f o r those o n m e a l p l a n , participation in charitable events such as Relay For Life a n d D a n c e M a r a t h o n , a n d the p l a n n i n g of a m e m o r i a l s t r u c t u r e f o r s t u d e n t s w h o h a v e passed away while at H o p e . T h e s e a n d m a n y o t h e r issues w e r e in c o n s i d e r a t i o n by S t u d e n t C o n g r e s s t h r o u g h o u t t h e year. â&#x20AC;˘ by kevin slusher

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traveling congress I (counter-clockwise) S t u d e n t s a t t e n d a traveling s t u d e n t c o n g r e s s m e e t i n g . S t u d e n t C o n g r e s s h o s t e d traveling congress m e e t i n g s w h e r e s t u d e n t s could c o m e to voice their o p i n i o n s in o r d e r to h e l p m a k e a d i f f e r e n c e in c a m p u s life at H o p e , crazy bounce | A n d r e a Dimet ('12), Cassie C r a m e r ('13), Richelle E r h a r d t ('13) a n d J i - H y u n J u n g ('13) a t t e n d Crazy B o u n c e f o r a S t u d e n t C o n g r e s s r e t r e a t . Aside f r o m t h e o r g a n i z e d m e e t i n g s t h e g r o u p hosts, they also d i d f u n activities t o g e t h e r , student leadership ] ViceP r e s i d e n t Scott Witchers ('11), P r e s i d e n t Priscilla O d d o ('10), C o n t r o l l e r Chelsea Lynch ('11) a n d P a r l i a m e n t a r i a n Katy M a t e j k a ('11) h e l p to r u n a traveling c o n g r e s s h o s t e d in t h e DeWitt S t u d e n t C e n t e r . " S t u d e n t C o n g r e s s p r o v i d e s a u n i q u e o p p o r t u n i t y to w o r k with a d m i n i s t r a t i o n , faculty a n d s t u d e n t s w h o a r e truly passionate a b o u t m a k i n g t h e H o p e e x p e r i e n c e t h e best it can be," Matejka said.

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helping hands Habitat for H u m a n i t y ( H 4 H ) is a n o n - p r o f i t Christian , organization that p r o v i d e s a f f o r d a b l e h o u s i n g to low-income families worldwide. T h e H o p e C h a p t e r , started in 1992, was a s t u d e n t led o r g a n i z a t i o n that w o r k e d with the local affiliate, L a k e s h o r e H 4 H , to build houses in the H o l l a n d a r e a . T h e main goal of H o p e College H 4 H was to get s t u d e n t s involved with local h o m e o w n e r s while i n f o r m i n g p e o p l e that homelessness existed so close to H o p e . T h e club s p o n s o r e d S a t u r d a y workdays, w h e r e s t u d e n t s w o r k e d on various aspects of t h e h o m e s i n c l u d i n g r o o f i n g , p a i n t i n g , siding, a n d f r a m i n g . H o p e H 4 H also hosted a "Sleep-out in the Pine G r o v e " in I h e s p r i n g w h e r e s t u d e n t s a n d staff m e m b e r s s p e n t the night sleeping outside in c a r d b o a r d boxes to help raise h o m e l e s s n e s s awareness a n d m o n e y for the local H 4 H . In a d d i t i o n , the club p r o v i d e d a n alternative s p r i n g b r e a k trip that allows s t u d e n t s to participate in a Habitat p r o g r a m in a d i f f e r e n t location. A g r o u p of s t u d e n t s went to Albany, G e o r g i a a n d w o r k e d on a h o u s e for the week. D u r i n g that week, s t u d e n t s finished siding a h o u s e , p r i m e d it, a n d set u p a backyard shed. "It's so r e w a r d i n g to be able to use y o u r h a n d s to build s o m e t h i n g that's g o i n g to b e a p a r t of people's everyday lives. T h i s is their h o m e that w e ' r e building," D a n i e l l e Silletti ( 1 1 ) s a i d . |

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working h a r d I (clockwise) T h e m e m b e r s of H 4 H diligently work o n a h o u s e in Georgia d u r i n g their s p r i n g b r e a k trip. By t h e e n d of t h e trip s t u d e n t s h a d c o n s t r u c t e d a shed a n d h e l p e d p r i m e a n d a side of t h e h o u s e . Past s p r i n g b r e a k destinations for t h e g r o u p included S o u t h Carolina, O k l a h o m a a n d Florida. serious business | A few of t h e H 4 H v o l u n t e e r s reflect how seriously they take their w o r k with t h e organization. T h r o u g h w o r k days, f u n d r a i s e r s a n d s p r i n g b r e a k trips, t h e influence of H o p e H 4 H was far reaching. happy t o help | T h e whole g r o u p that participated in t h e Georgia trip takes a m i n u t e away f r o m w o r k to show j u s t how h a p p y they a r e to b e m a k i n g a d i f f e r e n c e in s o m e o n e ' s life. T h e national organization. Habitat f o r H u m a n i t y , has built over 70,000 h o m e s since its f o r m a t i o n in 1976..

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show those muscles I M e m b e r s of H 4 H p r o u d l y display their physicalit)- in front of t h e ba c kyar d s h e d that they carefully c o n s t r u c t e d o n their s p r i n g b r e a k trip to Georgia. S t u d e n t s also h e l p e d a r o u n d t h e H o l l a n d c o m m u n i t y with regularly s c h e d u l e d w o r k days which n o r m a l l y took place o n S a t u r d a y s with two shift, m a k i n g it m o r e c o n v e n i e n t for s t u d e n t involvement.


the a-feam I ( c o u n t e r - clockwise) Lori DeGraff {'11), cochair of t h e Event M a n a g e m e n t c o m m i t t e e , a n d a Miracle Family e n j o y t h e M a r a t h o n . "A lot of w o r k w e n t in to m a k i n g D a n c e M a r a t h o n , b u t seeing t h e c u t e kids f r o m t h e Miracle Families m a d e it all w o r t h it," Leslie S t u i f b e r g e n ('13) said, team building | People g a t h e r t o g e t h e r in o n e large g r o u p to celebrate D a n c e M a r a t h o n . "DeVos C h i l d r e n ' s Hospital serves c h i l d r e n r e g a r d l e s s of ability to pay a n d it's p h e n o m e n a l to b e able to h e l p t h e m in that mission. N o t only d o e s t h e event raise m o n e y b u t it raises a w a r e n e s s of t h e b e a u t i f u l mission of DeVos a n d t h e b r a v e r y displayed by c h i l d r e n faced with medical issues that d e m a n d m a t u r i t y a n d p e r s e v e r a n c e f a r b e y o n d their years," Publicity chair T e s s H e e r e m a ('11) said, team player | Ryan T u s s e y ('12), t h e E n t e r t a i n m e n t co-chair c h i m e s in o n discussion a b o u t t h e u p c o m i n g event in t h e D a n c e M a r a t h o n office.

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teamwork i B r o o k e F l e n d e r s o n ('11), a n d D o u g F u j a w a ('10), leaders of t h e Social P r o m o t i o n s c o m m i t t e e smile at t h e h a p p y conclusion of t h e 11 th D a n c e M a r a t h o n . "Dance M a r a t h o n is s o m e t h i n g that has c r e p t into my h e a r t d u r i n g m y t i m e at H o p e College. It is a n a m a z i n g collaboration of H o p e s t u d e n t s a n d t h e g r e a t e r H o l l a n d c o m m u n i t y , " T e s s H e e r e m a ('11) said.

Raising f u n d s , building h o p e , a n d p r o v i d i n g inspiration for children a n d families in West Michigan paved the f o u n d a t i o n of Dance M a r a t h o n . T h e i r mission was to "raise f u n d s a n d awareness for the families treated at DeVos C h i l d r e n ' s Hospital while also creating a legacy of c o m m u n i t y involvement a n d e n c o u r a g i n g a lifestyle of p h i l a n t h r o p y . " It gave H o p e College students the chance to develop leadership a n d event p l a n n i n g skills. T h e r e were m a n y ways that students could be involved in such as being m e m b e r s of p l a n n i n g committees, o r as d a n c e r s a n d moralers. Committees met once a week until the week b e f o r e Dance M a r a t h o n , in efforts to p r e p a r e for the event. M o r e that 600 people c o n t r i b u t e d in m a k i n g the 1 I t h Dance M a r a t h o n a success. T h e p r o g r a m was m o r e t h a n j u s t d a n c i n g at the event; the Miracle Auction, the Christmas holiday party for miracle families, a n d a H o p e basketball g a m e "for the kids" were all events that c o n t r i b u t e d f u n d s to Dance M a r a t h o n . T h e miracle families were the reason that so many students got involved. T h e i r inspiring stories helped the d a n c e r s a n d committee m e m b e r s push on t h r o u g h the long h o u r s of dancing. "Being t h e r e a n d seeing the kids f r o m the hospital c o m e was a very p o w e r f u l experience," Leslie Stuifbergen (T3) said. H

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e d i t o r staff, a n d was the only f r e s h m a n , brought t o you by | T h e 2 0 0 9 - 2 0 1 0 Milestone e d i t o r staff. Back: Erin B e h r e n d t ('12), Kate K r u e g e r ('12), Brittany T u i n i e r (*11), Christina Bowles ('11), Karly M u r p h y ('11), B e t h a n i e Gallagher ('13), L a u r e n Clack ('11). F r o n t : Colton W r i g h t ('11). taking charge | Milestone adviser Matt D'Oyly a n d Co-Editor-in-Chief Brittany T u i n i e r ('11) discuss y e a r b o o k s p r e a d a s s i g n m e n t s a n d deadlines. T h i s was T u i n i e r ' s second year as Co-Editorin-Chief, while it was t h e first year for Co-Editor-inChief Kate K r u e g e r ('12).

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going native Since the first a n n u a l release in 1916, countless t h e m e s have g r a c e d the Milestone's pages to create tangible m e m o r i e s a n d d e f i n e the u n i q u e aspects ol the year past. In b r a i n s t o r m i n g last s u m m e r , o n e t h e m e idea arose that s e e m e d utterly perfect. It was s o m e t h i n g that was so i n g r a i n e d into one's life a n d the school's history that it s e e m e d almost impossible to not have existed. "I think that it would be u n i q u e a n d interesting to have a t h e m e that i n c o r p o r a t e s the Dutch lifestyle a n d history into the book. I know that we're not all b l o n d e hair a n d blue eyed, b u t you have to a d m i t that the Dutch c u l t u r e is a big deal-- you d o a f t e r all s p e n d f o u r years in H o l l a n d , " Co-Editor in Chief Katie K r u e g e r ('12) said. In t h e n i n e t y - t h r e e years since the first publication, t h e r e h a d n e v e r b e e n a book to c o m m e m o r a t e the Dutch heritage a n d e m b r a c e the lifestyle of Holland that is d i f f e r e n t t h a n o t h e r cities in Michigan. 1 he streak was officially b r o k e n . I h e 2010 Milestone t h e m e , " E e n h e i d " , is the Dutch translation for the word "unity". W h a t started as the small Pioneer School in 1851 eventually gave way to the H o p e College we know today, a n d in recognizing that history, t h e r e was n o better way to c o m m e m o r a t e that Dutch h e r i t a g e t h a n b \ d e s i g n i n g t h e y e a r b o o k a r o u n d it. |

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gearing up I R e t u r n i n g sports section editor, Colton W r i g h t ('11), c h i m e s in d u r i n g a m e e t i n g while looking over his section editor's b i n d e r , a h a n d y new addition to t h e Milestone's g e a r for the year. A n o t h e r new technology that was i n c o r p o r a t e d into t h e Milestone's p r o d u c t i o n was t h e use of tape r e c o r d e r s d u r i n g interviews.


a is for art I First y e a r arts e d i t o r Annelise B e l m o n t e ('12) adjusts t h e art section of t h e i n - p r o g r e s s edition of t h e A n c h o r . Parents a n d a l u m n i alike could also subscribe to t h e A n c h o r . Parents loved it because it kepi t h e m u p to d a t e with what is going on in their child's life a n d a l u m n i a p p r e c i a t e d it b e c a u s e it kept t h e m c o n n e c t e d to t h e i r a l m a - m a t e r .

anchored in hope Even with t h e r e c e n t d e b a t e o n the f u t u r e of t h e traditional p r i n t n e w s p a p e r , the A n c h o r r e m a i n e d j u s t that, a n a n c h o r in the news a n d times at H o p e . T h e 1 2 2 n d year of the A n c h o r was a time of f r e s h starts for t h e publication. "Last year a lot of p e o p l e e i t h e r g r a d u a t e d or w e r e p l a n n i n g o n s t u d y i n g a b r o a d so they w e r e n ' t g o i n g to b e c o m i n g back to t h e staff," K a r e n Patterson ('11) said. Editors-inChief, Emily West ('10) a n d P a t t e r s o n , w e r e the only two r e t u r n i n g to the staff t h a t h a d b e e n p r e v i o u s editors f o r t h e p a p e r . A n e w set of ideas w e r e also i m p l e m e n t e d into the f r e s h start. " W e w a n t to j u s t k i n d of c h a n g e it u p a n d m a k e it a little bit m o r e relevant t h a n j u s t ' h e r e ' s w h a t h a p p e n e d ' , " Patterson said. T h e o t h e r large goal was to p u t it on the i n t e r n e t to increase access. T h e challenge of m a k i n g a business of o n l i n e n e w s p a p e r s was a tall o r d e r . " T h e a d m i n i s t r a t i o n has b e e n really s u p p o r t i v e ; they've actually b e e n t h e o n e s asking, ' H o w can we h e l p go online?' which is really great," P a t t e r s o n said. T h e process of b e c o m i n g digital h a d already b e g u n , with a n o n l i n e copy of t h e n e w s p a p e r in P D F f o r m b e c o m i n g available a week a f t e r its initial release. I n this, availability increased r e a d e r s h i p , which k e p t t h e p a p e r alive a n d h e a d e d in t h e r i g h t direction for a prosperous future. H

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the fearless leader I (counter-clockwise) Kathy N a t h a n , t h e staff adviser, oversees e v e r y o n e ' s p r o g r es s . N a t h a n h a d b e e n advising t h e A n c h o r staff for f o u r years, a n d in a d d i t i o n to that position, she t a u g h t I n t r o d u c t i o n to Mass C o m m u n i c a t i o n , its affect, not e f f e c t | Co-Editor-in-Chief K a r e n P a t t e r s o n ('11) looks for e r r o r s in t h e u p c o m i n g issue of t h e A n c h o r . Aside f r o m h e r Co-Editor-in-Chief Emily West ('10), Patterson was t h e only r e t u r n i n g e di t or, which led to a lot of new faces. Always t h e optimist, Patterson was c o n f i d e n t that this f r e s h staff w o u l d succeed in m a k i n g big c h a n g e s to t h e n e w s p a p e r this year, the final c o u n t d o w n I Sports E d i t o r B e t h a n y S t r i p p ('12) a n d t h e rest of t h e t e a m c r e a t e a n d edit t h e n e x t issue of t h e A n c h o r . S t r i p p started writing for t h e A n c h o r in t h e s p r i n g of h e r f r e s h m e n year, a n d has b e e n a f i x t u r e o n t h e staff ever since.

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meeting the deadline I C h r i s M c K i n n o n ('11), Charity Taitt ( 1 1 ) , a n d C o r i j a r a ( 1 1 ) look o v e r materials f o r the next edition of O p u s at a s p r i n g m e e t i n g . T h e editorial process was very laid back. T h e b o a r d of s t u d e n t s collaborating o n this m a g a z i n e w e r e "a fairly p o e t i c - m i n d e d g r o u p , " e d i t o r A m a n d a Karby ('11) said.

O p u s , H o p e ' s literary m a g a z i n e , looked to publicize the creative flair s h a p e d across c a m p u s . Issues w e r e p u b l i s h e d twice a year, showcasing the variety of artistic talent that s t u d e n t s h a d to offer. It was easy to d e c i p h e r the p u r p o s e of the publication, b u t the n a m e ' O p u s ' was u n k n o w n to the s t u d e n t body. " T h e r e ' s b e e n m u c h discussion about the n a m e ' s history. S o m e believe that it's s h o r t for opuscule," a w o r d that as far as I know m e a n s a small, m i n o r work. T h i s is to say that o u r m a g a z i n e is small b u t still of fair quality. O t h e r s believe that it really is just 'opus,' a word m e a n i n g s o m e sort of g r e a t work, or artful work- think ' m a g n u m opus'," e d i t o r A m a n d a Karby ( ' I I ) said. In trying to decide what to publish, " W e look for style, poetic integrity, m e a n i n g , a n d usage of diction w h e n looking at a literary work. W e really try to find things that m a n y p e o p l e of H o p e ' s c o m m u n i t y will o p e n l y r e a d a n d enjoy. For visual art, we search out pieces that a r e diverse, aesthetically pleasing, a n d artfully m a d e , " Karby said. H o w e v e r , they p r o m o t e d m o r e t h a n j u s t written work a n d visual art pieces. T h e y s o u g h t to showcase all art f o r m s such as s o n g a n d d a n c e too " W e ' r e n o l o n g e r j u s t a magazine. I believe that all w h o want to have a say a n d w h o believe they have a h e a r t f o u n d e d in art s h o u l d get involved, K a r b y s a i d . H by danielle goodman

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cookie monster I (clockwise) Ella V a n d e r v l u g t ('11) m u n c h e s o n a cookie while e d i t i n g pieces f o r t h e n e x t edition of O p u s . In a d d i t i o n to physical n o u r i s h m e n t , O p u s strove to p r o v i d e n o u r i s h m e n t to H o p e s t u d e n t s involved in all types of a r t a n d p r o v i d e a p l a t f o r m to display art c r e a t e d in t h e local c o m m u n i t y , opus c r e w | T h e m e m b e r s of t h e O p u s team get t o g e t h e r f o r a g r o u p shot. T h e s e w e r e t h e faces b e h i n d O p u s , b u t w h a t O p u s e m b o d i e d was t h e s t u d e n t a n d their art. T h i s d e c l a r a u o n was what d r o v e their m o t t o of " O P U S is beautiful, O P U S is d a n g e r o u s , a n d O P U S is art." evolution | Elena Rivera ('13) a n d J u l i e Powers ('13) view submissions for t h e next edition of O p u s . O p u s has c o m e a long way f r o m its b e g i n n i n g in 1954 a n d it is g r o w i n g with every year. J u s t a few years ago, it was a very small g r o u p of p e o p l e that w e r e f r i e n d s with t h e editor. It e x p a n d e d into a c o m m u n i t y that e n c o u r a g e s t h e showcasing of all a r t f o r m s o n c a m p u s : written w o r d , song, d a n c e , a n d visual arts.

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guitar hero I (counter-clockwise) Denison W i t m e r s t r u m s a s o n g for t h e W T H S listeners. G e t t i n g artists like W i t m e r to play for H o p e ' s r a d i o station was s o m e t h i n g W T H S was very p r o u d of. W i t m e r ' s latest a l b u m , "Carry t h e Weight" was released N o v e m b e r 11, 2 0 0 8 a n d t h e title track has b e e n f e a t u r e d o n ABC's hit show "Private Practice." me a n d my g a n g I M e m b e r s of t h e b a n d "Sleeping at Last", m e e t s with Paul Rice ('11) a n d A a r o n M a r t i n ('11). T h e critically acclaimed b a n d has t o u r e d with Switchfoot a n d has also h a d o n e of their songs g r a c e t h e big screen. T h e i r track "Quicksand," off their a l b u m "Keep N o Score", was f e a t u r e d in t h e Season 3 p r e m i e r e of ABC's p o p u l a r show "Grey's Anatomy." computer blue I J a c o b D o m b r o w s k i ('13) u p d a t e s t h e station's Facebook p ag e. T h e p a g e advertised t h e station a n d i n f o r m e d t h e s t u d e n t s w h a t kind of music was playing a n d w h e n t h e s t u d e n t r u n shows were. If t h e station was online, s t u d e n t s could m a k e a r e q u e s t f o r their favorite song.

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go dj 1 Maria Krebs ('11) takes o v e r t h e a i r t i m e for a while. Krebs was very passionate a b o u t t h e r a d i o station. " W T H S has b e e n a great way to c o n n e c t with H o p e s t u d e n t s a n d t h e c o m m u n i t y . T h e college r a d i o format allows us to p r e s e n t music a n d artists that we love. I w o r k with fantastic p e o p l e a n d I love W T H S , " Krebs said.

At any time of t h e day, s t u d e n t s could t u n e in to W T H S 89.9, T h e Voice of H o p e College, a n d listen to t h e latest news a n d music. H o p e ' s r a d i o station, W T H S , has b e e n o n t h e air since t h e 1950's. Originally, t h e h e a d q u a r t e r s w e r e located in t h e b a s e m e n t of Kollen Hall a n d only r e s i d e n t s could listen to it. It was t h e n m o v e d to the DeWitt C e n t e r , a n d most recently, in 2 0 0 6 was m o v e d to its c u r r e n t r e s i d e n c e , the M a r t h a Miller C e n t e r . As e x p l a i n e d by t h e G e n e r a l M a n a g e r J u l i e Kocsis ('09), " W T H S 89.9 is H o p e ' s c o m m e r c i a l - f r e e r a d i o station that allows b o t h H o p e s t u d e n t s a n d faculty to participate in a variety of o n - a n d - o f f - a i r o p p o r t u n i t i e s . " W T H S played a variety of music f r o m h i p - h o p to B r o a d w a y show tunes, d e p e n d i n g on t h e time of day. Traditionally, it was a n I n d i e Rock station, b e c a u s e of t h e g e n r e of music played most o f t e n d u r i n g a u t o m a t e d music times, which i n c l u d e d T h e F l a m i n g Lips, V a m p i r e W e e k e n d , a n d A n d r e w Bird. If s t u d e n t s wished to d o m o r e t h a n b e listeners, they could apply to get involved. " S t u d e n t s can host their own r a d i o shows, j o i n the Executive B o a r d as a Music Director, Business Director, or News a n d Sports Director, to n a m e a few o p p o r t u n i t i e s , " Kocsis said. W h e t h e r o n e w a n t e d to get involved or j u s t sit back a n d enjoy t h e musical stylings that W T H S served u p , 89.9 T h e Voice of H o p e College h a d the campus covered. H

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discover I (right) Professor F r e d J o h n s o n a n d t h e finance d i r e c t o r for his c a m p a i g n h e a d u p a H o p e D e m o c r a t s m e e t i n g . T h e g r o u p ' s p u r p o s e was to e x p l o r e politics a n d to b e c o m e m o r e involved in t h e process of elections. T h e g r o u p was heavily involved in t h e last election a n d o f t e n v o l u n t e e r e d at t h e Democratic Party h e a d q u a r t e r s in d o w n t o w n H o l l a n d , pursue I (below) Alison Benoit ('10), E t h a n Morrical ('10), a n d Ryan O t t e r s t r o m ( ' I I ) j o i n in a c o m b i n e d e f f o r t b e t w e e n the H o p e D e m o c r a t s a n d Republicans to write letters asking for m o n e y f o r c a n c e r r e s e a r c h . T h e H o p e D e m o c r a t s m e t to talk a b o u t politics, write letters, p l a n f o r f u t u r e e v e n t s / w a t c h movies, a n d discuss c u r r e n t events. " A l t h o u g h we like to h a v e f u n , we still get a lot d o n e ! It's n o t s u p e r intense, we j u s t like to talk a b o u t w h a t is g o i n g o n . H o p e D e m o c r a t s is a g r e a t way to b e c o m e involved with t h e world o u t s i d e of H o p e College," Benoit said.

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welcome I (left) M e m b e r s i n t r o d u c e La Raza U n i d a to i n c o m i n g f r e s h m a n d u r i n g o r i e n t a t i o n week. T h e mission of La Raza U n i d a was to s p r e a d Latin c u l t u r e a n d h e r i t a g e a n d celebrate its c o n t r i b u t i o n s to t h e college a n d c o m m u n i t y . L a R U e n c o u r a g e d all i n t e r e s t e d s t u d e n t s , r e g a r d l e s s of race, nationality, g e n d e r , o r religion, to j o i n in s h a r i n g their p r e s e n c e , insights, a n d ideas at all t h e m e e t i n g s a n d events, celebration I (below) M e m b e r s of L a R U e n j o y d i n n e r at t h e Multicultural O r g a n i z a t i o n L e a d e r s h i p event. La Raza U n i d a p a r t i c i p a t e d in D a n c e M a r a t h o n , Relay f o r Life, IMAGES, Activities Fair, Civil Rights W e e k , a n d H o m e c o m i n g . "What I love a b o u t t h e g r o u p is that we h a v e b e c o m e a family. W e h a v e seen this o r g a n i z a t i o n g r o w a n d , in a sense, we too a r e g r o w i n g in o u r l e a d e r s h i p skills," E s p e r a n z a R o d r i g u e z ('10) said.

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sharing the love (right) HAPA b o a r d m e m b e r s Ji H y u n J e o n g ( ' I 2 ) a n d Paola M u n o z ('11) laugh a n d have f u n while p l a n n i n g activities for t h e u p c o m i n g semester. HAPA was a g r o u p that raises awareness a b o u t Asian c u l t u r e o n H o p e ' s c a m p u s . HAPA workws t o g e t h e r with o t h e r clubs such a BSU a n d L a R U . scared stiff | (below) S t u d e n t s watch a movie at t h e HAPA s p o n s o r e d "Asian H o r r o r Movie Night" in O c t o b e r . T h i s was j u s t o n e e x a m p l e of t h e m a n y events HAPA h o s t e d . A n o t h e r favorite event was a K o r e a n b a r b e c u e that took place at t h e b e g i n n i n g of t h e year. T h e g r o u p discusses movies, civil rights, history a n d c u l t u r e . T h e r e a r e also l a n g u a g e w o r k s h o p s to l e a r n , h e a r , a n d e x p e r i e n c e t h e d i f f e r e n t l a n g u a g e s of Asia. "I h a d an interest in K o r e a n c u l t u r e a n d knew n o t h i n g a b o u t it, b u t HAPA allowed m e to learn a b o u t a n d e x p e r i e n c e t h e c u l t u r e , " Melissa Gayles ('11) said.

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fight for the cure I (left) A h a p p y survivor walks at H o p e ' s 7th a n n u a l Relay for life a l o n g with o t h e r survivors a n d 36 enthusiastic teams, t o g e t h e r raising o v e r $37,000 for t h e A m e r i c a n C a n c e r Society. Lydia H u r d ( 1 0 ) , t h e chair of H o p e ' s Relay f o r Life p r o g r a m , p a r t i c i p a t e d in eight relays a n d has b e e n a m e m b e r of H o p e ' s p l a n n i n g c o m m i t t e e for t h r e e Relays. "It symbolizes h o w p e o p l e n e v e r deal with c a n c e r alone. W e a r e all at t h e event because we h a v e b e e n affected by c a n c e r a n d h a v i n g y o u r close f r i e n d s by y o u r side t h e whole n i g h t m e a n s a lot," H u r d said, t a k e a stand | (below) K a p p a Delta Chis a n d f r i e n d s take a m o m e n t to pose for a p i c t u r e d u r i n g t h e Relay. T r a c i e J e f f r i e s ( 1 1 ) reflected o n h e r e x p e r i e n c e with Relay f o r Life a n d e x p l a i n e d h e r motivation to participate. "I love h e l p i n g o u t a g r e a t cause a n d it's lots of f u n b e c a u s e we can also h a n g o u t with o u r friends," J e f f r i e s said.

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belong I (right) L a u r a Nyitray ('11) a n d Kim Boyd ('11) practice t h e sign for "belong." T h e t h e m e of Silent Praise was "let e v e r y t h i n g that has b r e a t h praise t h e Lord." Silent Praise participated in t h e Disabilities Awareness Week to raise d e a f awareness. L e a r n i n g American Sign L a n g u a g e i n t r o d u c e d t h e m e m b e r s to a d i f f e r e n t c u l t u r e a n d a d d e d a g r e a t new d i m e n s i o n to praise, g r o u p e f f o r t | (below) M e m b e r s f r o m b o t h Silent Praise a n d Sacred D a n c e collaborate d u r i n g a n A l t e r n a t e W o r s h i p Service. M e e t i n g o n c e a week a n d p e r f o r m i n g in local c h u r c h c o n g r e g a t i o n s , Silent Praise m e m b e r s w o r s h i p p e d with their h e a r t s , voice, a n d fiands. "It allows m e first a n d f o r e m o s t to w o r s h i p G o d in a d i f f e r e n t way t h a n I ' m used to. I can d o s o m e t h i n g with my h a n d s , w h e n sometimes I j u s t d o n ' t k n o w w h a t to d o with t h e m . It is also practical, for c o m m u n i c a t i n g with a g r o u p of p e o p l e w h o live all a r o u n d t h e world," Boyd said.

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m celebrate I (above) S t u d e n t s p e r f o r m in IMAGES, a p r o d u c t i o n which showcases s t u d e n t ' s d i f f e r e n t c u l t u r e s a n d is s p o n s o r e d by IRC. C o m i n g from d i f f e r e n t cultures, t h e I n t e r n a t i o n a l Relations s t u d e n t s c o m b i n e d their interests a n d e x p e r i e n c e s to learn, share, a n d u n d e r s t a n d each o t h e r . T h e mission of I n t e r n a t i o n a l Relations club was to e d u c a t e its m e m b e r s , H o p e College, a n d t h e c o m m u n i t y a b o u t a world that is m a k i n g new connections a n d discoveries all t h e time, school spirit I (left) Zachary Nielsen ('10), T h a o Le ('11), Ziye Liu ( ' 1 2 ) , a n d Ayanfeoluwa O l o n a d e ('10) pose for t h e c a m e r a at IRC's table at t h e H o m e c o m i n g Tailgate. "I j o i n e d IRC because I want to s h a r e my c u l t u r e s with o t h e r s t u d e n t s at H o p e College. 1 met a lot of g r e a t f r i e n d s at IRC a n d I definitely love their w o n d e r f u l events like IMAGES, the international food fair a n d international p a r a d e , " Liu, an international s t u d e n t from China, said.

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let's g e t together I (top) M e m b e r s of Delta O m i c r o n take a m i n u t e o u t of t h e f u n at their C h r i s t m a s p a r t y to pose for a g r o u p p i c t u r e . Delta O m i c r o n was a n i n t e r n a t i o n a l music f r a t e r n i t y with b o t h collegiate a n d a l u m n i c h a p t e r s a r o u n d t h e w o r l d . T h e H o p e c h a p t e r h a d a b o u t 25 m e m b e r s . T h e g r o u p allowed m e m b e r s to n e t w o r k with o t h e r musicians, s u p p o r t each o t h e r in their w o r k , a n d b e e x p o s e d to what's new in various a r e a s of music, friends f o r e v e r | (right) j e n n a Buck ('12) a n d Allie W a h l g r e n ('11) show j u s t how m u c h they love t h e m e m b e r s of Delta O m i c r o n . "We're all really g o o d f r i e n d s a n d Delta O m i c r o n is a g r e a t way to get to k n o w the s t u d e n t s in t h e music d e p a r t m e n t , especially if you h a v e n ' t h a d t h e c h a n c e to h a v e class with them," W a h l g r e n said. T h e H o p e c h a p t e r of Delta O m i c r o n h o s t e d Province Day, which was a n a n n u a l get t o g e t h e r of t h e t h r e e collegiate c h a p t e r s in Michigan.

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sharing passion I (right) Becky R e n n e r - A n d e r s o n speaks at a Business Club m e e t i n g in t h e M a r t h a Miller C e n t e r . A n d e r s o n was a financial advisor at E d w a r d J o n e s . T h e Business Club o f t e n s p o n s o r e d events of this type because t h e best way to l e a r n s o m e t h i n g was to l e a r n fi o m s o m e o n e w h o was in t h e field, business is booming I (below) T h e Business C l u b m e m b e r s listen to t h e s p e a k e r of t h e event, Becky R e n n e r A n d e r s o n . Business Club s p o n s o r e d various businessrelated events t h r o u g h o u t t h e H o l l a n d Area. " O u r mission is to h e l p t r a n s f o r m ' b u s i n e s s s t u d e n t s into business professionals. W e work closely with C a r e e r Services, t h e M a n a g e m e n t Faculty, a n d various organizations b o t h o n a n d o f f - c a m p u s to p r o v i d e b u s i n e s s - m i n d e d s t u d e n t s of all m a j o r s with o p p o r t u n i t i e s that go b e y o n d t h e classroom," K a h n said.

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sufjan e x t r a v a g a n z a I (left) T h e Osso S t r i n g Q u a r t e t with DM Stith, e n t e r t a i n a n enthusiastic a u d i e n c e in D i m n e t M e m o r i a l C h a p e l o n O c t o b e r 27. Osso played original a r r a n g e m e n t s f r o m S u f j a n Stevens' a l b u m , "Enjoy Y o u r Rabbit." T h e c o n c e r t took place p r i o r to a showing of Stevens' latest film, "The BQE." T h e n i g h t focused o n showcasing t h e m a n y d i f f e r e n t talents of Stevens, w h o was a '98 H o p e g r a d . It was p a r t of a new focus of t h e H C C S to "try a n d o p e n u p p e o p l e to new a n d d i f f e r e n t k i n d s of a r t a n d music," s t u d e n t l e a d e r J o s h u a W u n d e r l i c h ('11) said, hope talent I (below) "Faces of My T i m e " led by J a c o b Bullard ('11), o p e n s f o r P o m e g r a n a t e s at L e m o n j e l l o ' s in t h e fall. While t h e c o n c e r t series is i n t e r e s t e d in b r i n g i n g in o u t s i d e acts to H o p e , they also e n j o y showcasing s t u d e n t talent. H C C S grew in p o p u l a r i t y d u r i n g t h e year, as they b r o u g h t in I r o n & W i n e for t h e first ever sold-out event.

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cool feel I (top) T h e Jazz Arts Collective p e r f o r m s in D i m n e n t in F e b r u a r y . T h e e n s e m b l e included a b o u t ten m e m b e r s , b u t t h e n u m b e r f l u c t u a t e d each s e m e s t e r . T h e g r o u p m e t twice a week for an h o u r a n d a half to r e h e a r s e a n d p a r t i c i p a t e d in i n f o r m a l j a z z listening sessions twice a week. T h e g r o u p p u t o n t h r e e p e r f o r m a n c e s a s e m e s t e r a n d p e r f o r m e d in Cleveland a n d Detroit o v e r s p r i n g b r e a k , g r o o v e j (right) N a t e Roberts ('11) p e r f o r m s t h e electric g u i t a r with the Jazz Arts Collective. "I e n j o y b e i n g a p a r t of t h e Jazz Arts Collective b e c a u s e it is an interesting way to e x p e r i m e n t with n o n t r a d i t i o n a l i n s t r u m e n t a t i o n in jazz in a c o m f o r t a b l e setting," Roberts said. T h e u n i q u e i n s t r u m e n t a t i o n of t h e g r o u p i n c l u d e d violin, s a x o p h o n e , guitar, u p r i g h t bass, p i a n o , flute, a n d d r u m s . T h e g r o u p played a m i x t u r e of m o d e r n a n d classical jazz, with a s t r o n g e m p h a s i s o n improvisation.

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w a r r i o r pose I (left) Alexis Nickols ('11) d e m o n s t r a t e s a m o v e for t h e rest of yoga club. T h e yoga club was f o r m e d in F e b r u a r y 2 0 0 8 by A n n G r e e n {'10) a n d G r a c e D e n n y ('10). " W e e n c o u r a g e w h o l e p e r s o n g r o w t h . W e a r e passionate a b o u t c r e a t i n g a c o m m u n i t y f o r a n y o n e i n t e r e s t e d in yoga, m i n d - b o d y activities, m e d i t a t i o n , a n d r e d u c i n g stress. But most i m p o r t a n t l y , yoga club is a b o u t m e e t i n g new p e o p l e , f o r m i n g relationships, a n d celebrating life," Nickols said. passion I (below) At a m e e t i n g , t h e g r o u p participates in yoga. While yoga club has b e c o m e m o r e established this school year, they a r e still a ' c o m e as you a r e ' type of club, e n c o u r a g i n g participation f r o m any m e m b e r of t h e s t u d e n t b o d y r e g a r d l e s s of yoga e x p e r i e n c e . In a d d i t i o n to d o i n g yoga t o g e t h e r o n c e a week, t h e g r o u p tries to l e a r n m o r e a b o u t yoga t h r o u g h watching movies a n d h a v i n g guest i n s t r u c t o r s c o m e in a n d teach t h e g r o u p for a session.

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winter fun I S o m e P r a t e r s take time away f r o m skiing a n d s n o w b o a r d i n g f o r a picture. It's trips like these that really f o r m t h e tight b o n d that all Praters describe. "I a m privileged to b e a p a r t of t h e o r g a n i z a t i o n a n d a m excited to b e an active m e m b e r for t h e rest of my college career," T h o m a s K n e c h t ('12) said.

dance dance I M a n y P r a t e r s g a t h e r a r o u n d their miracle child, Dylan, while e n j o y i n g t h e 11th a n n u a l D a n c e M a r a t h o n . Service to o t h e r s is an i m p o r t a n t p a r t of t h e P r a t e r n a l society a n d its m e m b e r s participate in m a n y v o l u n t e e r activities b o t h o n c a m p u s a n d in t h e surrounding Holland community.

175 a n d counting ! Enthusiastic Praters j o i n in with t h e b a n d at t h e 175th a n n i v e r s a r y celebration of t h e P r a t e r n a l Society at t h e P r e d e r i c k Meijer G a r d e n s in G r a n d Rapids. D u r i n g this f u n event "the Pew a n d Chosen" celebrate their m o t t o of f r i e n d s h i p , love, a n d truth.

"The Frater motto Friendship, Love, a n d T r u t h has t r u l y resonated t h r o u g h m y t i m e h e r e at Hope." " T h e Fraters are a very tight knit group of men who are always h e l p i n g each o t h e r succeed." loi "These m e n h a v e b e c o m e my b r o t h e r s a n d I could not find b e t t e r m e n to s p e n d my college c a r e e r with."

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get r e a d y 1 CASA s t u d e n t Michaela looks u p to a P r a t e r for instruction b e f o r e she a t t e m p t s to pin t h e tail o n t h e d o n k e y at t h e P r a t e r n a l society s p o n s o r e d T h a n k s g i v i n g p a r t y f o r CASA students. T h e CASA T h a n k s g i v i n g party was j u s t o n e of m a n y service projects that t h e Fraters were a p a r t of d u r i n g t h e year.


f r a t e r family I All active m e m b e r s of t h e F r a t e r n a l society get t o g e t h e r for a c o m p o s i t e p h o t o in t h e s p r i n g . J o h n Bain ('12) n o t e d h o w quickly these m e n b e c a m e a family. "I h a v e m a d e lifetime times f r i e n d s a n d lots of g r e a t m e m o r i e s in t h e s h o r t a m o u n t of time that I h a v e b e e n in t h e frat," Bain said.

fraternal T h e 2 0 0 9 - 2 0 1 0 school year was a m e m o r a b l e a n d e x c i t i n g t i m e for T h e Fraternal Society ( O K E ) . I n October, O m i c r o n K a p p a E p s i l o n a l u m n i f r o m a r o u n d t h e c o u n t r y g a t h e r e d at t h e F r e d e r i c k M e i j e r G a r d e n s i n G r a n d Rapids to celebrate the organization's 175th anniversary. Over 400 attended the event, w h i c h was h i g h l i g h t e d by a speech f r o m F r a t e r A l u m n i a n d H o p e College President James Bultman. D u r i n g t h e fall semester, the F r a t e r n a l Society raised o v e r $ 2 , 6 0 0 f r o m t h e i r a n n u a l Stu Post M e m o r i a l Raffle, w h i c h benefited the West M i c h i g a n Parkinson's Association. C u r r e n t m e m b e r s ran the 2 n d annual 5 K Rotary R i m , which raised m o n e y for the H o l l a n d Rotary Club. I n addition, the Fraters celebrated T h a n k s g i v i n g w i t h the C A S A students, e n j o y i n g two days o f games, crafts, a n d lots o f f u n . A t the start o f the second semester, the Fraternal Society w e l c o m e d eleven n e w m e m b e r s , b r i n g i n g the n u m b e r o f actives to t h i r t y - e i g h t . I n M a r c h , each Frater participated in the 11th annual Dance M a r a t h o n , w h i c h r a i s e d o v e r $ 5 0 , 0 0 0 f o r c a n c e r r e s e a r c h at H e l e n D e V o s Children's Hospital. M a n y Fraters danced for the full twenty-four hours, some participated by moraling, and a few embarrassed themselves by participating in the late-night lip-sync dance. As the year d r e w to a close, t h e Fraters c o n t i n u e d w i t h their involvement both o n campus and in the Western Michigan community. F r a t e r n a l p a r t i c i p a t e d i n o n e o t h e r c o m m u n i t y service project, the M a r c h o f D i m e s five m i l e walk o n A p r i l 17th, w h i c h raised almost $1000 for the M a r c h of Dimes organization. F r a t e r n a l l o o k s t o t h e f u t u r e f o r c o n t i n u e d success a n d a n o t h e r great year to come. |

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all together I T h e Sigma sorority poses for a g r o u p shot i n c l u d i n g their new m e m b e r class of 2010. Amberlyn S c h e e r i n g a ('12) said, "1 love it d u r i n g r u s h a n d d u r i n g d i f f e r e n t events w h e n we all get in a circle a n d sing t h e " F r i e n d s h i p Song". I can look o u t at all t h e girls in my organization a n d I a m j u s t filled with j o y to b e a p a r t of such a n a m a z i n g g r o u p of s t r o n g women."

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unbreakable b o n d I Jill W a s h i n g t o n ('12), A m b e r l y n S c h e e r i n g a ('12), Brittany B r a d f o r d ('12), a n d C y n t h i a S c h u t t ('12) get t o g e t h e r in their Sigma sweatshirts. "I a m h o n o r e d to b e able to call myself a Sigma. T h e s e w o m e n a r e truly amazing! T h e y not only a r e my sisters, they a r e my friends. I k n o w that I can call a n y o n e , at a n y t i m e a n d they w o u l d b e t h e r e for me," C a r l e n e C a r p e n t e r ('11) said.

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Sigma sisters I M e m b e r s of t h e Sigma Sigma sorority pose with their Miracle Child d u r i n g t h e 2010 D a n c e M a r a t h o n . "I chose Sigma Sigma b e c a u s e it was a g r o u p of girls that w e r e so c a r i n g a n d f u n to b e a r o u n d . Being a r o u n d t h e m j u s t lit u p my day d u r i n g t h e r u s h process a n d 1 j u s t loved g e t t i n g to k n o w all of them," A m b e r l y n n S c h e e r i n g a said.

dress up I Lindsay Bienz ('11) a n d T i f f a n y P h a n ('11) get t o g e t h e r f o r a n event d u r i n g t h e S p r i n g 2010 R u s h . Rachel Maxwell ('10) said h e r favorite Sigma q u o t e is "We may n o t h a v e it all t o g e t h e r , b u t t o g e t h e r we h a v e it all."

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10 together as one I T i f f a n y P h a n ('11), Sera W a t t h a n a s i n t h a m ('11) a n d Danielle P l a m o n d o n ('10) display t r u e Sigma love. "Being in t h e sorority is t h e best decision I have m a d e in my life. Cliche, yes, b u t I h a v e truly m a d e s o m e of my best f r i e n d s ever t h r o u g h this o r g a n i z a d o n , " Ali Pirich ('12) said.

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homecoming fun I Patrick Bedsole ('11), J a y V a n d e n Brink ('11), A n d r e w Nichols ('11) a n d Austin J u l e ('11) smile at t h e C o s m o h o m e c o m i n g at t h e Park T h e a t r e .

men of hope i A g r o u p of C o s m o s pose f o r t h e M e n of H o p e c a l e n d a r that was used for a f u n d r a i s e r for D a n c e M a r a t h o n . T h e C o s m o p o l i t a n f r a t e r n i t y participated in Dance M a r a t h o n every year a n d this y e a r especially e n j o y e d s u p p o r t i n g their Miracle Child d u r i n g t h e s t r e n u o u s event.

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dance dance I Cosmos a n d their guests e n j o y themselves at their H o m e c o m i n g event at the Park T h e a t r e . T h e Cosmo's G r e e k letters Phi K a p p a Alpha stand for love, fellowship a n d unity a n d the b r o t h e r s u p h e l d this tradition w ith pride.


support the cause I C o s m o s show their s u p p o r t for t h e Delta Phi s p o n s o r e d Pink Day that took place in t h e fall. T h e C o s m o p o l i t a n f r a t e r n i t y was f o u n d e d in 1890 as a literary society has c o m e a l o n g way in its 120 years as a g r o u p . D u r i n g t h e 2 0 0 9 - 2 0 1 0 school year, t h e f r a t e r n i t y ' s m e m b e r s a n d w e r e actively involved b o t h o n c a m p u s a n d in t h e s u r r o u n d i n g H o l l a n d c o m m u n i t y .

cosmopolitian C o s m o p o l i t a n s p e n t t h e 2 0 0 9 - 2 0 1 0 y e a r c h a l l e n g i n g each o t h e r to p r o g r e s s t o w a r d s t h e t r u t h t h a t all individuals a r e all s e a r c h i n g f o r in life. O u r b r o t h e r h o o d t h r i v e d in b o t h the simplistic, which i n c l u d e d e a t i n g t o g e t h e r at t h e favorite Phelps D i n i n g Hall table, a n d t h e e x t r a o r d i n a r y , which i n c l u d e d c a n o e i n g d o w n t h e Pine River. T h e y i m p r o v e d t h e H o p e College a n d West Michigan c o m m u n i t y alike by p a r t i c i p a t i n g in service projects such as Beach C l e a n - U p , Relay f o r Life, D a n c e M a r a t h o n , R u n n i n g f o r the C u r e , as well as t h e i r first a n n u a l C a r C r u s h f o r C a n c e r f u n d r a i s e r . Literary m e e t i n g s w e r e h e l d every M o n d a y n i g h t gave m e m b e r s t h e o p p o r t u n i t y to p r o g r e s s t h e i r m i n d s intellectually as well as spiritually t h r o u g h poetry, literature, t h o u g h t f u l c o m m e n t a r y , a n d h u m o r o u s stories. T h e Cosmopolitan motto. Friendship, Progress and T r u t h , was o n c e again u p h e l d by the g r e a t o r g a n i z a t i o n a n d the c o m m u n i t y r e a p e d the benefits of m a n y of t h e i r actions. T r u e b r o t h e r h o o d was e x p r e s s e d in the u n i q u e n e s s of each individual of C o s m o p o l i t a n , a n d they t h r i v e d in t h e i r Unity t h r o u g h Diversity. H

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all together I T h e Delta Phi girls smile for t h e c a m e r a for their s p r i n g c o m p o s i t e i n c l u d i n g their n e w m e m b e r s . "We a r e all d i f f e r e n t , each individual c o n t r i b u t e s s o m e t h i n g to m a k e a very u n i q u e g r o u p . W e h a v e a ton of f u n t o g e t h e r , 1 h a v e c r e a t e d t h e best m e m o r i e s with my Delphi sisters," Katie H o o g s t r a t e ('10) said.

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delta phi D u r i n g the 2009-2010 year, t h e w o m e n of Delta Phi w e r e passionately involved in c a m p u s activities a n d v o l u n t e e r work a n d always m a d e time to k e e p s t r o n g relationships with their sisters. T h e y strove to w h o l e h e a r t e d l y s u p p o r t their c o m m u n i t y a n d fellow G r e e k organizations. Delta Phi p r o u d l y w o r e pink a n d rallied fellow H o p e College s t u d e n t s to d o t h e s a m e for their a n n u a l Pink Day, a f u n d r a i s e r for breast cancer research. T h e Pink Day Chairs, Abbie C o w m a n ( 10) a n d Rylee H a r t u n g ('11), d e d i c a t e d themselves to c r e a t i n g this successful Pink Day. T h e y o r g a n i z e d a can drive a n d b a k e sale with awareness m e m o r a b i l i a a r o u n d c a m p u s . T h e most t o u c h i n g activity was the candle-light walk a r o u n d c a m p u s . It h o n o r e d the survivors a n d those affected by breast cancer, deeply m o v i n g all those w h o participated in the event. T h e m o n e y e a r n e d f r o m the f u n d r a i s e r was d o n a t e d to the Susan C. K o m e n f o u n d a t i o n a n d the m e m b e r s of Delta Phi also participated in Race for the C u r e . Delta Phi was excited to welcome the 100th New M e m b e r Class this year. Delta Phi was established in 1910 a n d was thrilled to pass d o w n the t r e a s u r e d tradition of sisterhood for the 100th year. Being part of Delta Phi's 100th class is so m u c h m o r e t h a n Just w e a r i n g the sweatshirt. In such a s h o r t a m o u n t of time, these girls have b e c o m e my family. It is a surreal feeling to know that I a m a p a r t of s o m e t h i n g 100 years in the m a k i n g . It is truly s o m e t h i n g 1 will cherish f o r e v e r , " Nikki Franzese ('12) said. A n n a B o u m a - P r e d i g e r ( ' 12), a m e m b e r of the 100th New M e m b e r Class, a d d e d to h e r love for the o p p o r t u n i t y . "It is really a m a z i n g a n d I a m so p r o u d to be a p a r t of the 100th New M e m b e r class, because it is a really big deal." Delta Phi strove to r e p r e s e n t what a G r e e k organization should stand for; a s t r o n g g r o u p of w o m e n sincerely s u p p o r t i n g each o t h e r , the c o m m u n i t y a n d fellow G r e e k organizations. â&#x20AC;˘ by lys mccool

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picnic in the park I T h e Delta Phi girls enjoy a picni' in t h e p a r k d u r i n g H o m e c o m i n g w e e k e n d . O n e t h i n g that set Delta Phi a p a r t f r o m t h e o t h e r sororities was their n u r t u r i n g of n o t only f r i e n d s h i p s , but their individual g r o w t h . With establishment based o n t h e literary a n d cultural d e v e l o p m e n t of each m e m b e r , they strove to c r e a t e a b o n d that e n a b l e d t h e individual g r o w t h of each w o m a n .

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stacked up I Lyndsey V a n W y k ('10), A m a n d a B o u w e r (TO), W h i t n e y H e n e v e l d ('10), J e n n a H u n g e r ('11), a n d Katie H o l l e r b a c h (T3) display their family line, t h e largest of c u r r e n t active m e m b e r s . T h e Delta Phi Sorority is a sisterhood built o n 100 years of unity, integrity, a n d tradition.

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game time B r a n d o n B u i k e m a ('12), J a k e M c N u t t ('12), Ben Hicks ('12), a n d J e f f H a r r i s o n ('12) strike a pose in their 90s t h e m e clothing b e f o r e a d o d g e b a l l r u s h event. T h e E m m y s p r o v i d e m a n y o p p o r t u n i t i e s as Travis Rieth ('10) states, "I've g o t t e n involved with Y o u n g Life, Special Ed Ministries, Lacrosse, a n d D a n c e M a r a t h o n t h r o u g h my involvement with t h e fraternity." family i T h e E m m y s a n d t h e SIBs show off their brother/sister love in f r o n t of t h e E m m y cottage. T h e E m e r s o n i a n f r a t e r n i t y p r o v i d e s a s t r o n g sense of c o m m u n i t y a m o n g s t its m e m b e r s a n d e n c o u r a g e s b o t h m e n a n d w o m e n to participate in G r e e k Life o n H o p e ' s campus.

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team w o r k I E m m y s a n d SIBs sit t o g e t h e r d u r i n g H o m e c o m i n g to work t o g e t h e r to s u p p o r t a n d distribute i n f o r m a t i o n a b o u t G r e e k Life. "1 love b e i n g an E m m y because it's a 24/7 existence d o m i n a t e d by how m u c h f u n I ' m h a v i n g every day," Daniel T o r e n ('10) said.

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iammin out I T y l e r Bekius ('11) provides t h e residents of 13th street with s o m e m o v i n g in music in t h e fall. T h e E m e r s o n i a n f r a t e r n i t y makes it a priority to p r o m o t e t h e moral, intellectual a n d social d e v e l o p m e n t of its m e m b e r s .


"The Emersonian f r a t e r n i t y is like h a n g i n g out with y o u r b r o t h e r e x c e p t instead of t h e a n n o y i n g , y o u n g e r b r o t h e r it's like a sweet, cool o l d e r b r o t h e r that involves you a n d helps you d o all k i n d s of epic things."

play ball 1 H o p e College staff m e m b e r a n d h o n o r a r y Emersonian b r o t h e r , Matt D'Oyly hangs out with the Emmys. T h e fraternity was establishing long-lasting relationships between c u r r e n t fraternity m e m b e r s a n d a l u m n u s t h r o u g h their intrafraternity m e n t o r i n g p r o g r a m . Part of being in a fraternity was learning the history, a n d information f r o m alumni was priceless to the Emersonian tradition.

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emersonian T h e year started with lively music a n d b l u e b e r r i e s . T y l e r Bekius ('11), a r e s i d e n t of t h e E m e r s o n i a n C o t t a g e could not resist b u t welcome t h e p a r e n t s a n d new s t u d e n t s m o v i n g into t h e s o u t h side residential halls. "I w a n t e d to play u p b e a t stuff for g e t t i n g e v e r y o n e happy," Bekius said. T h e k i n d g e s t u r e , a bit o d d p e r h a p s , e x p r e s s e d w h a t E m e r s o n i a n s strived to be: g e n t l e m e n . W h e t h e r it was serving s o u p at t h e H o l l a n d Rescue Mission, h o s t i n g o p e n b a r b e q u e s b e h i n d t h e cottage, or shoveling snow f o r the b e a u t i f u l SIBs, t h e E m m y s loved to h e l p o t h e r s . T h e i r s t r o n g b r o t h e r h o o d a n d their r e v e r e n c e of t h e teachings of R a l p h W a l d o Emerson were their guiding compass. N o m a t t e r their struggles, n o m a t t e r their strife, the m e n of E m e r s o n always h a d each o t h e r a n d the t r a n s c e n d i n g w o r d s of t h e i r p a t r o n saint. "Being an E m m y is u n l i k e a n y t h i n g you h a v e ever e x p e r i e n c e d , " J a m e s T h o r n e ( 1 1 ) said. "You have 40 instant best f r i e n d s w h o h a v e y o u r back in any situation. T h e y love a n d care f o r you n o m a t t e r what. W e h a v e success t h r o u g h love a n d h o n o r . " W h e n a b r o t h e r ' s car b r o k e d o w n , five b r o t h e r s w e r e t h e r e to p u s h it. W h e n a b r o t h e r ' s faith was faltering, b r o t h e r s w e r e t h e r e to s t r e n g t h e n it. W h e n a b r o t h e r got stuck in Las Vegas, b r o t h e r s w e r e t h e r e to fix it. F r o m t h e day they b e g a n t h e i r j o u r n e y as E m e r s o n i a n s to the day they passed d o w n t h e i r letters to t h e i r y o u n g e r b r o t h e r s , the m e n of E m e r s o n relished every m o m e n t a n d e x p e r i e n c e they h a d together. Back o n c a m p u s , t h e r e was n o place m o r e central to the E m m y ' s lives t h a n t h e cottage. For as E m e r s o n once wrote, " T h e o r n a m e n t of a h o u s e is t h e f r i e n d s w h o f r e q u e n t it." A n d as s t u d e n t s left the last c h a p e l service of the year, they saw a g r o u p of m e n f o r m e d in a tight circle. In just a whisper, the m e n of E m e r s o n recite t h e i r c h e e r o n e last time. "One, two, t h r e e , Emmys." H by colton wright p h o t o b y r y o n greene

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sib pride t T h e e n t i r e Sibylline sorority g a t h e r s t o g e t h e r f o r their s p r i n g c o m p o s i t e p i c t u r e i n c l u d i n g all of their new m e m b e r s . T h e SIB sorority e n c o u r a g e d their m e m b e r s to b e c o m e their own p e r s o n a n d d o what they love. "SIBs b r e a k a lot of stereotypes of what typical 'sorority girls' a r e like, a n d I enjoy b r e a k i n g those stereotypes a n d s u r p r i s i n g people," Casey Dawson ( ' I I ) said.

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sibylline Sigma Iota Beta t h r i v e d this year, t h a n k s to a m a z i n g girls w h o s t e p p e d u p to lead the g r e a t organization. T h e SIBs w e r e stacked with leaders w h o took c h a r g e b o t h inside a n d o u t s i d e t h e sorority. T h e SIBs h a d girls i n f u s e d in almost every p a r t of c a m p u s life, a n d even r e a c h i n g o u t into the c o m m u n i t y . Girls s t e p p e d u p as leaders in SAC, the Pull, Relay for Life, Dance M a r a t h o n , N y k e r k , S t u d e n t Congress, a n d Varsity & I n t r a m u r a l C l u b sports alike. 1 hey w e r e so p r o u d to have h a d girls w h o w e r e so c o m m i t t e d a n d d r i v e n to m a k i n g a d i f f e r e n c e a n d w h o h a d such a d e e p passion to serve others, such as special mission trip a n d Bible Study leaders. There w e r e also m e m b e r s w h o h a d a passion for those with special n e e d s a n d a h u g e h e a r t for Africa a n d for the u n d e r p r i v i l e g e d . D u r i n g the 2009-2010 year, they focused on b r i n g i n g back some of the old traditions that h a d f a d e d out. SIB Olympics w e r e reinstated, with silly yard g a m e s such as tug-of-war, water balloon catching, toilet p a p e r m u m m y i n g a n d a pie e a t i n g contest. A n o t h e r event that m a n y SIBs e n j o y e d was a p p l e picking at C r a n e s O r c h a r d while s i p p i n g o n delicious h o t cider a n d eating w a r m d o n u t s in the fall. The ladies also c o n t i n u e d the very successful Fall Bash, raising m o n e y for Relay for Life. T h a t event was followed by a n e n c o r e , W i n t e r Smash. H o m e c o m i n g was a success with a l u m n i s h o w i n g u p f r o m over 50 years ago, not to m e n t i o n the eldest living m e m b e r of the Holland c o m m u n i t y , w h o was a Sibylline a l u m n u s . T h e school year also b r o u g h t fall semester favorite ' d a t e night', which entailed a j o u r n e y to a Pistons G a m e . T h e ladies of the Sibylline Sorority stood for Friendship, Love a n d Loyalty a n d they held those values very close to their hearts. T h e f r i e n d s h i p s that h a v e b e e n m a d e are forever, the love that is shown at every level is u n m a t c h e d a n d the loyalty in this sisterhood is j u s t a m a z i n g . It was such a blessing to have such a s u p p o r t system of girls.

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mummified I A g r o u p of SIBs p a r t i c i p a t e in t h e toilet p a p e r m u m m y i n g event d u r i n g a r e b o r n tradition, T h e SIB Olympics. "I love b e i n g a SIB because its m o r e t h a n events a n d f u n parties, its a b o u t t h e sisterhood a n d b o n d we have. If s o m e o n e is h a v i n g a b a d day, e x p e c t an i n b o x full of love a n d prayers," Noelle Rigler ( ' I I ) said.

greek love I SIBs j o i n t o g e t h e r with their fellow G r e e k Life m e m b e r s to h a n g o u t at t h e H o m e c o m i n g g a m e in t h e fall. "It was s u c h a n h o n o r to b e a p a r t of t h e Sibylline sorority's 9 0 t h H o m e c o m i n g . T h e a l u m n i h a v e b r o u g h t t h e o r g a n i z a t i o n w h e r e it is t o d a y a n d I c o u l d n o t h a v e asked for a b e t t e r way to show t h e m o u r appreciation," Michelle Stoel ('10) said.

gootin around I T h e Sibylline girls show off their silly side o n t h e p o r c h of t h e SIB cottage. Katlyn Rowe ('11) describes this g r o u p of girls as "the s t e p p i n g stones in my life t h a t m o l d m e into t h e s t r o n g a n d Godly w o m a n that I h a v e always d e s i r e d to be."

"SIBs are the most supportive, honest, intelligent, fun loving group of women I've met!"

"I am thankful for all of the wonderful friends that surround me everyday."

big heart I G r a c e S n y d e r ('12), M e g a n D o n a h u e ('12) a n d Kylie P a d g e t t ('12) pose f o r a p i c t u r e at H e a r t Raid, a f u n d r a i s e r to b e n e f i t t h e R e d Project in G r a n d Rapids which w o r k s f o r H I V / A I D S p r e v e n t i o n a n d a w a r e n e s s . SIBs raised o v e r $ 5 0 0 dollars in a few h o u r s t h r o u g h a silent auction which was s u p p l e m e n t e d by f r e e live music.

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fun times I A g r o u p of t h e guys get t o g e t h e r for a p i c t u r e d u r i n g a g a t h e r i n g . T h e Arcadian's G r e e k n a m e Chi Phi Sigma stood f o r Service, F r i e n d s h i p a n d W i s d o m which t h e g r o u p tried to u p h o l d in all that they do.

memories I S o m e Arkies e n j o y time with m e m b e r s of t h e Delta Phi sorority. T h e Arcadians took their n a m e f r o m t h e G r e e k Arcadians w h o w e r e characterized as a fiercely i n d e p e n d e n t p e o p l e w h o n e v e r backed d o w n , a n d t h e m e m b e r s of t h e f r a t e r n i t y strove to e m u l a t e this mentality.

n e w family I T h e Arkies p r o u d l y c o n g r e g a t e at their r u s h f o r m a l at Boatwerks. T h e A r c a d i a n ' s welcomed 18 new m e m b e r s this year a n d a r e excited to s h a r e t h e Arcadian tradition with these n e w b r o t h e r s .

I joined the Arcadian Fraternity because I figure y o u o n l y live once, a n d I w a n t to live life to t h e fullest!"

"The Arcadian Fraternity: great organization, great g r o u p o f guys, great times."

"I j o i n e d the frat looking to meet some new friends and I ended up finding a family."

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brothers J o n Malm ( 1 1 ) , T i m Dyer ( 1 1 ) , a n d Gavin Zwier ('10) show off thier b r o t h e r l y love. T h e Arcadian f r a t e r n i t y was f o r m e d in 1946 a n d b e c a m e H o p e ' s sixth fraternity on campus.


"The Arcadian f r a t e r n i t y has b e e n tons of f u n for all fo u i years! It has given m e o p p o r t u n i t i e s to g r o w as a l e a d e r a n d I wi miss the guys a f t e r graduation!"

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arcadiion Since its f o u n d i n g in 1946, Chi Phi Sigma, the Arcadian F r a t e r n i t y , has h a d a n i m m e a s u r a b l y positive i m p a c t o n H o p e College a n d the H o l l a n d c o m m u n i t y . O v e r the decades, they have built a r e p u t a t i o n o n c a m p u s as a m b a s s a d o r s of g o o d will, diversity, a n d excellence as they strove daily to live u p to t h e m o t t o of "service, love, wisdom.' I n t h e i r c o m m i t m e n t to serving a n d d e v e l o p i n g t h e college a n d c o m m u n i t y , t h e A r c a d i a n ' s s p e n t t h o u s a n d s of h o u r s v o l u n t e e r i n g for local causes such as Relay f o r Life, the H o l l a n d Rescue Mission, local r e t i r e m e n t h o m e s , s o u p kitchens, a n d book drives. T h e Arcadians c o n t i n u e d their involvement with Dance M a r a t h o n a n d w e r e p r o u d to see the g r o w t h a n d success of t h e event as an all-campus event. As a diverse g r o u p of y o u n g leaders, t h e m e m b e r s of the A r c a d i a n F r a t e r n i t y w e r e involved in m a n y d i f f e r e n t activities a n d o r g a n i z a t i o n s o n c a m p u s . I n athletics, m e m b e r s played football, lacrosse, a n d h o l d positions as t e a m captains in hockey a n d track. M e m b e r s w e r e also p r o u d l y involved in choir, the I titer-Fraternity Council, the P r e - L a w Club, the O p p o r t u n i t y Club, a n d the H o p e College Republicans. I n k e e p i n g with their c r e d o , faith a n d b r o t h e r l y love w e r e of vital i m p o r t a n c e to t h e A r c a d i a n Fraternity. In t r e a s u r i n g t h e p o w e r of p r a y e r a n d love within the Fraternity, they w e r e involved with setting u p a G r e e k Fall Faith J o u r n e y series, as well as t h e a n n u a l G r e e k Retreat, p r o v i d i n g all of G r e e k life with a c o m f o r t a b l e a t m o s p h e r e f o r conversations a b o u t faith, love, a n d relationships. T h e A r c a d i a n F r a t e r n i t y was p r o u d to h a v e a well-connected n e t w o r k with A l u m n i f r o m several p r e c e d i n g decades. Arcadian a l u m n i could b e f o u n d across West Michigan a n d across the e n t i r e c o u n t r y in varying professional a n d l e a d e r s h i p positions. Dressed p r o u d l y in the o u r t r a d e m a r k blue letters, o n e will c o n t i n u e to see t h e Arcadian Fraternity s p r e a d i n g love a n d g o o d will across t h e college a n d c o m m u n i t y f o r years to c o m e . H by tim vanderploeg photo by ardrew

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kappa delta chi As a sisterhood of s t r o n g b o n d s a n d f r i e n d s h i p , t h e K a p p a Delta Chi sorority was o n e that strove to i n c o r p o r a t e t h e intellectual, social, a n d spiritual aspects of their sorority into each individual m e m b e r ' s everyday life. F o u n d e d 4 8 years ago o n t h e principles of f r i e n d s h i p , service, a n d t h e e n r i c h m e n t of the m i n d , the w o m e n of the K a p p a Delta Chi sorority u p h e l d these principles t h r o u g h various activities that they participated in t h r o u g h o u t the year. In t h e fall, the sorority activated o n e new m e m b e r a n d , in the s p r i n g semester, six new m e m b e r s . T h e K a p p a Delta Chi S p r i n g Rush was based off of Hollywood. T h i s m o v i e - t h e m e d r u s h p e r i o d consisted of various nights with t h e m e s like Bollywood, Disney Princesses, a n d Charlie a n d the Chocolate Factory. With the principle of f r i e n d s h i p , the w o m e n of K a p p a Delta Chi started to e n c o u r a g e b o n d i n g o n a m o r e individual basis t h r o u g h the p r o m o t i o n of sister dates. Sister dates involve two sisters d o i n g a f u n activity or j u s t h a n g i n g out t o g e t h e r in o r d e r to build unification. U p h o l d i n g the principle of service to others, t h e w o m e n of K a p p a Delta Chi r e a c h e d o u t to the Flolland c o m m u n i t y by participating in various c o m m u n i t y service projects t h r o u g h o u t the year. T h e most r e c e n t c o m m u n i t y service project u n d e r t a k e n by the sorority is v o l u n t e e r i n g at t h e local s o u p kitchen by serving meals to those w h o a r e less f o r t u n a t e . T o p r o m o t e the e n r i c h m e n t of the m i n d , the w o m e n a t t e n d various academic lectures a n d events o n c a m p u s f o r literary meetings. T h e s e literary meetings consisted of c a m p u s events a n d lectures that w e r e n o t r e q u i r e d to a t t e n d for their academic classes. 1 he K a p p a Delta Chi sorority also s u p p o r t e d the Ffope College c a m p u s c o m m u n i t y by rallying for a c u r e for cancer d u r i n g Relay for Life a n d participating in Dance M a r a t h o n . For Dance M a r a t h o n , the sorority s u p p o r t e d their miracle child that they Call "Glo. | by amy alvine ^8

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run forrest run I K a p p a Delta Chi girls show their love f o r r u n n i n g while p a r t i c i p a t i n g in a race this fall. O n e of K a p p a Delta Chis m a i n p u r p o s e s as a sorority was to p r o v i d e f r i e n d s h i p a n d o p p o r t u n i t y for d e v e l o p m e n t for all of t h e girls. R u n n i n g t o g e t h e r was j u s t o n e of t h e m a n y activities that b o n d e d t h e girls t o g e t h e r f o r e v e r .

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"I am p r o u d of who m y sisters have helped me become."

" I w o u l d n o t be t h e w o m a n I am today without Kappa Delta Chi."

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dance marathon I M e m b e r s of t h e C e n t u r i a n f r a t e r n i t y , a l o n g with o n e of their new m e m b e r , Kei Mamiya ('10), a n e x c h a n g e s t u d e n t f r o m J a p a n , pose with t h e Sushi display at D a n c e M a r a t h o n . "Now I h a v e m a n y new b r o t h e r s , I c a n n o t i m a g i n e my life at H o p e without them," Mamiya said.

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pearling Francis Patrick M c E l g u n n ('10) a n d David S h e r r y ('10) get t h r o w n into Lake Macatawa. T h e Pearling C e r e m o n y is a tradition that has b e e n d o n e since t h e C e n t u r i a n ' s w e r e f o u n d e d . Every time a b r o t h e r gets e n g a g e d , h e is t a k e n to Lake Macatawa w h e r e h e is t h r o w n into t h e lake.


"My favorite p a r t about the Cents are t h e inside j o k e s . W e practically h a v e o u r own l a n g u a g e . It's t h e little t h i n g s like that t h a t b r i n g a brotherhood together."

bonding brothers I J o e l Birdsall ('10) a n d Nicholas V a n d e r h o v e l (*10) pose f o r a p i c t u r e while o u t with their b r o t h e r s . "Over p l e d g e I got to k n o w my f u t u r e best f r i e n d s really well a n d it was j u s t an incredible e x p e r i e n c e . I know that I could ask a f a v o r f r o m a n y of these guys at any time. Being a C e n t u r i a n at H o p e College has g o t t e n m e so m u c h m o r e involved in college life. I ' m g e t t i n g to k n o w m o r e p e o p l e a n d I have a really close g r o u p of f r i e n d s that I can t u r n to," Allan Lowrie ('10), a n e x c h a n g e s t u d e n t f r o m Liverpool, said

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centurion T h e Centurian Fraternity experienced an uncharted a m o u n t of b r o t h e r h o o d in t h e 2 0 0 9 - 2 0 1 0 school year. S o m e w o u l d say that w h a t t h e b r o t h e r s of A l p h a T h e t a Chi achieved in t e r m s of f r i e n d s h i p a n d b r o t h e r h o o d was u n h e a r d of a n d previously existed only as v a g u e ideas written of in fictional writing. T o believe t h a t a g r o u p of m e n s p a n n i n g f r o m several states, several c o u n t r i e s , a n d even several c o n t i n e n t s , could c o m e t o g e t h e r a n d f o r m into o n e unit, o n e b r o t h e r h o o d , was a n idea that s o u n d e d too far f e t c h e d to ever actually h a p p e n . H o w e v e r , the C e n t u r i a n ' s f o r m e d this vision into a reality, s h i n i n g a light t h r o u g h o u t c a m p u s f o r w h a t t r u e f r i e n d s h i p could really look like. T h e C e n t u r i a n ' s w e r e heavily involved o n c a m p u s f r o m t h e very b e g i n n i n g of the school year. T h r e e s o p h o m o r e s w e r e m e m b e r s of t h e historic ' 12 pull t e a m t h a t slashed r e c o r d s a n d set new s t a n d a r d s f o r how a Pull t e a m was s u p p o s e d to p e r f o r m . Five f o r m e r pullers w a t c h e d their b r o t h e r s , c h e e r i n g loudly at every heave. C e n t u r i a n ' s w e r e involved in N y k e r k a n d t h e c o a c h i n g of t h e Even Year Play. C e n t u r i a n ' s w e r e involved in Relay For Life a n d w e r e o n its P l a n n i n g C o m m i t t e e . T h e y also r a n cross-country, w h e r e o n e of their b r o t h e r s was a captain of t h e team. T h e m e n played lacrosse, w h e r e again o n e of t h e i r b r o t h e r s was a captain. T h e y also p e r f o r m e d S t a n d U p C o m e d y at I h e Park I h e a t e r . T h e i r l e a d e r s h i p a n d i n v o l v e m e n t in school activities, clubs, a n d s t u d e n t g r o u p s could also be seen e v e r y w h e r e a r o u n d the b e a u t i f u l H o p e College c a m p u s . W h e t h e r it was t h e i r Pearling C e r e m o n i e s or o t h e r events, t r a d i t i o n still r a n s t r o n g a m o n g these m e n . B r o t h e r h o o d W e e k s a n d o t h e r B r o t h e r h o o d events h a d b e e n s t r u n g o u t t h r o u g h each s e m e s t e r as they b r o u g h t their b r o t h e r h o o d even closer t o g e t h e r . T h e y discovered new events a n d ways'to s t r e n g t h e n their already u n b r e a k a b l e b o n d be tw e e n each o t h e r with their c o m m i t m e n t to each o t h e r a n d t h e i r school. | by chrislopher o'brien

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"From the outside looking in, o n e can never know what it m e a n s to be a m e m b e r of this incredible 1 organization that is 'Dorian.' F r o m the inside r • looking out 1 can't explain - • .« • . this e m p o w e r i n g e x p e r i e n c e n o r can I image m y life without it."

best friends I T h e e n t i r e Dorian sorority g a t h e r s in front of t h e K a p p a Beta Phi h o u s e for a s p r i n g c o m p o s i t e p i c t u r e i n c l u d i n g all of their n e w m e m b e r s . T h i s p i c t u r e perfectly c a p t u r e t h e D o r i a n ' s G r e e k letters: K a p p a , for love a n d c o m m u n i t y , Beta f o r loyalty a n d reliability, a n d Phi, for f r i e n d s h i p . T h e m o t t o of t h e Dorian w o m e n was "simplicity of m a n n e r , s t r e n g t h of p u r p o s e , a n d b e a u t y of character."

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dorian R e - f o u n d e d in 1988, the K a p p a Beta Phi sorority successfully m a i n t a i n e d a s t r o n g p r e s e n c e o n c a m p u s this year. M e m b e r s of K a p p a Beta Phi w e r e involved in m o r e t h a n 5 3 activities a n d five h o n o r societies, a n d they displayed i m m e n s e diversity while r e m a i n i n g u n i t e d a n d s u p p o r t i v e of each o t h e r in p u r p l e sweatshirts. T h e Dorians strove to parallel s o m e of the most i m p o r t a n t w o r d s of their c r e e d by d e m o n - s t r a t i n g "simplicity of m a n n e r , b e a u t y of character, a n d s t r e n g t h of p u r p o s e " . I h e school year was kicked off with a r e t r e a t , d u r i n g which they outlined several goals a n d c a u g h t u p after the l o n g s u m m e r break. Goals i n c l u d e d to m a i n t a i n a s t r o n g p r e s e n c e o n c a m p u s , to have solid trust a n d c o m m u n i c a t i o n a m o n g s t their sisters, a n d to c o n t i n u e to build a solid relationship with their b r o t h e r s . With their goals in m i n d , the Dorians hosted several events t h r o u g h o u t the year to increase sisterhood. O n e way that the sisters of K a p p a Beta Phi m a i n t a i n e d a close family feel was by h a v i n g a progressive T h a n k s g i v i n g d i n n e r . 1 h e Dorians w e r e also involved in several events focused o n giving back. In the fall, they participated in Relay for Life, walking to help e n d cancer. In the spring, the Dorians participated in Dance M a r a t h o n to s u p p o r t Miracle Child, Maria. D o r i a n s h a d the h o n o r of h e a r i n g R h o n d a S u n d e r h a f t , t h e ref o u n d e r of Dorian, speak at the a n n u a l H o m e c o m i n g B r u n c h . T h e active m e m b e r s w e r e inspired to listen to h e r original vision for the K a p p a Beta Phi sorority as a place f o r w o m e n to c o m e t o g e t h e r despite varying b a c k g r o u n d s a n d interests. T h e s p r i n g b r o u g h t a b o u t the a d d i t i o n of the Psi class, which a d d e d 19 new m e m b e r s b r i n g i n g the sorority to a total of 68 actives o n c a m p u s . Sadly, the Dorians sent 18 seniors o u t to the world, wishing t h e m the best. T h e y left t h e sorority in the h a n d s of the j u n i o r class, w h o w e r e r e a d y to step into l e a d e r s h i p positions a n d serve as positive e x a m p l e s of Dorian for the y o u n g e r sisters. I

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taking a leap I A n n e Voss ('11), Kaylynn Keedy ('11), Aimee Barigian ('11), a n d Kirsten G r a h a m ('10) reach for t h e sky olf of t h e symbol of H o p e , t h e a n c h o r . "Dorians a r e a g r e a t g r o u p of girls, each u n i q u e a n d d i f f e r e n t , a n d w h e n we all c o m e t o g e t h e r we c r e a t e s o m e t h i n g b e t t e r a n d s t r o n g e r t h a n each of us is o n o u r own," C h r i s t i n e B u h r m a s t e r ('10) said.

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lounging around I Erin E d d y ('10) takes s o m e time to r e l a x a n d take a b r e a k d u r i n g Relay f o r Life. T h e D o r i a n family c r e a t e d by t h e sisterhood creates a g r e a t e n v i r o n m e n t for t h e girls to u n w i n d a n d b e themselves. "Dorian has p r o v i d e d m e a n u n f o r g e t t a b l e college e x p e r i e n c e , " A n n i e Rodwell-Lawton ('12) said.

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nap time i Rich Sanchez ('12) takes a m o m e n t to recover a f t e r t h e l o n g time s p e n t o n his feet d u r i n g Dance M a r a t h o n . All of t h e new m e m b e r s to t h e f r a t e r n i t y d a n c e d in t h e f u n d r a i s e r f o r t h e H e l e n Devos C h i l d r e n ' s Hospital to show their s u p p o r t for t h e cause.

friends I Knick's a n d their sister sorority, t h e Alpha G a m m a Phi's, s p e n d time t o g e t h e r d u r i n g D a n c e M a r a t h o n . T h e relationship b e t w e e n b r o t h e r a n d sister organizations was c h e r i s h e d a n d t h e Knick's could not have b e e n h a p p i e r with their sisters.

working h a r d I Nick Wozniak ('12) of t h e Knicks helps m a k e t h e b a n n e r for the g r o u p ' s Miracle Child that they c o - s p o n s o r e d with their sisters, t h e A l p h a G a m m a Phis.

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family love T h e Alpha G a m m a Phis gather with their brothers, the Knickerbocker's a n d their Miracle Child, Noelle, at the a n n u a l Dance Marathon. "I have grown m o r e as a person in my two years h e r e at H o p e than I have t h r o u g h my entire life a n d I've been fortunate e n o u g h to have that growth facilitated by the strong, talented, beautiful a n d intelligent women that comprise this organization," Katherine Voorhorsl ('12) said.

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alpha gamma phi F o u n d e d in 1957, a n d getting r e a d y f o r t h e 50-year r e u n i o n of its f o u n d i n g m e m b e r s , A l p h a G a m m a Plii grew o n c a m p u s d u r i n g the 2009-2010 school year. With the r u s h t h e m e " T h e r e ' s No Place Like H o m e , " Alpha Phi was excited to begin the school year, with h o p e s of g r o w i n g b o t h as a n organization a n d a sisterhood. In the fall, Alpha G a m m a Phi d o u b l e d the size of the organization by welcoming f o u r new w o m e n into the sorority, a n d d o u b l e d once again w h e n it welcomed six m o r e s t r o n g Alpha Phi w o m e n in the spring. " T h e closeness that we all feel, even j u s t after a s h o r t time, is incredible. Each m e m b e r feels this is truly their h o m e away f r o m h o m e , " A n n a Pizzimenti ('10) said. After welcoming the new m e m b e r s . Alpha G a m m a Phi got right to work, s p e n d i n g time with each o t h e r a n d their b r o t h e r s , the Knickerbockers. T h e y were able to b r i n g a new Miracle family into Dance M a r a t h o n . Each m e m b e r was excited to m e e t Noelle a n d looked f o r w a r d to a c o n t i n u a t i o n of the relationship. I h e organization also recently f o r m e d a b o n d with F r e e d o m Village, a n d spent time m a k i n g Valentines Day c a r d s for the residents. "We look f o r w a r d to b u i l d i n g a b o n d with t h e m ; it's a m a z i n g to see how h a p p y such a simple t h i n g makes these people," C h a n n a G r e b e ('13) said. \\ ith the 2009-2010 school year e n d i n g on a s t r o n g note. Alpha G a m m a Phi a r e excited to see w h a t the c o m i n g years will bring. | by annie malone

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stability & faith 1 1 .aura Lynch ('10) a n d A n n i e M a l o n e ('11) p a i n t t h e i r b a n n e r f o r D a n c e M a r a t h o n . "The u n c o n d i t i o n a l love of my sisters a n d t h e m o d e l they h a v e given m e for p e r s o n a l s t r e n g t h has h e l p e d m e to find t h e c o u r a g e to discover t h e b e a u t y a n d p o w e r of my o w n spirit," A n n a Pizzimenti ('10) said.

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connected family I T h e n e w m e m b e r s of A l p h a G a m m a Phi m a k e a p y r a m i d t o g e t h e r . "Alpha Phi is my family. T h e s e w o m e n a r e t h e s t r o n g e s t a n d most p a s s i o n a t e p e o p l e I've ever m e t . T h e y a r e my m o t h e r s , m y sisters, a n d my d a u g h t e r s . I w o u l d n ' t h a v e m a d e it t h r o u g h H o p e w i t h o u t their love a n d s u p p o r t , " L a u r a Lynch ('10) said.

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"We embody the loyalty, intelligence, a n d service that I strive to incorporate in my life."

"Alpha Phi is very unique a n d a little on the small side. But we wouldn't want it any other way."

look a t that 1 K a t h e r i n e V o o r h o r s t ('12), C h a n n a G r e b e ('13), a n d A n n i e M a l o n e ( 1 1 ) h a v i n g f u n in t h e s u n . T o g e t h e r , t h e A l p h a G a m m a Phis strove to live o u t t h e eight principles u p o n which they w e r e f o u n d e d ; f r i e n d s h i p , c a r i n g for their bodies, c a r i n g f o r their m i n d s , service, love, fellowship, loyalty, a n d faith.

"I would not trade the m o m e n t s I have shared with these women for the world."

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merry christmas I T h e Phi Sigs smile for a C h r i s t m a s p h o t o that was sent to all their p a r e n t s . While t h e Phi Sigs h a d m a n y f u n projects like this t h r o u g h o u t t h e year, they also w e r e involved in raising m o n e y f o r their p h i l a n t h r o p y , a n d they e n d e d u p raising t h e most m o n e y o u t of all of t h e fraternities. princesses on p a r a d e I T h e Phi Sig b r o t h e r s c o n g r e g a t e with their favorite Disney princesses d u r i n g a f u n d r a i s e r . O v e r t h e s u m m e r , several Phi Sig b r o t h e r s got t o g e t h e r to h e l p p u t o n t h e C u t - A - T h o n . T h i s f u n d r a i s e r gave h a i r cuts with all t h e d o n a t i o n s g o i n g t o w a r d s m a k i n g wigs for cancer patients.

pyramid pros I Phi Sigma K a p p a s show their school spirit by h e l p i n g t h e H o p e c h e e r l e a d i n g squad c o n s t r u c t a h u m a n p y r a m i d with s o m e of their b r o t h e r s . Go Hope!

"Phi S i g m a K a p p a has taught m e that t h e r e is m o r e t o l i f e than just being ridiculously good looking."

"I'm p r o u d of o u r guys a n d their ability to give a n d raise m o n e y for o u r philanthropy."

" G r e e k life h a s h a d such a great influence on my college experience."

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sonta's coming t o t o w n I M a r r e k Lacey ('13) a n d T a y l o r Fox ('10) pose with Santa (Max Holt '10). T h a n k s to t h e success of Fall Bash, Sigma Iota Beta a n d Phi Sigma K a p p a t e a m e d u p twice in 2009 to b r i n g a giant d a n c e p a r t y to H o p e College's students. Both events w e r e h u g e successes..


"We had a great time getting to know our new members, and hope that our seniors have left a strong impression on them of what this fraternity means to us and the campus."

oops i d i d it again I T h e n e w b r o t h e r s of Phi Sigma K a p p a g a t h e r b e f o r e their lip sync p e r f o r m a n c e at D a n c e M a r a t h o n . A l t h o u g h they d i d n o t place in t h e t o p t h r e e , t h e g r o u p h a d a g r e a t t i m e p u t t i n g t h e act t o g e t h e r . T h e Phi Sig's w e r e also involved with t h e P u r p l e C a n c e r A w a r e n e s s football g a m e in t h e fall. T h a n k s to t h e E m e r s o n i a n f r a t e r n i t y , t h e D o r i a n sorority, t h e football t e a m , a n d t h e V a n A n d e l Research Institute (VARI), they w e r e able to raise $ 1 2 , 5 8 0 f o r VARI to s u p p o r t c a n c e r r e s e a r c h .

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phi sigma kappa Phi Sigma Kappa was a special organization, connecting 86 chapters nationwide with a membership of more than 118,000 members. This was an organization unique to Hope College because it was the first and only national fraternity on campus. Phi Sigma Kappa built friendships between common men who stood for the same purpose. That purpose was to promote brotherhood, stimulate scholarship and develop character among all men. They strove to bring tradition and principles that had been a part of the organization for over 130 years into the everyday life of those on campus. By following our cardinal principals and the Golden Rule, do unto others as you would have them do unto you, they had a positive impact on the lives of those they reached out to. The organization consisted of 42 members during their 6th year at Hope College. They had a very diverse group of brothers that proudly displayed their talents. From collegiate athletics, to intramurals; from Chemistry to Political Science; from Dance Marathon to Relay for Life; from Phi Sigma Kappa to academic Honor Fraternities, then men well represented themselves across campus. | by m a t t h e w d a y

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all smiles I G r a c e O l a m i j u l o ('11) a n d David Fletcher ('10) p u t a p a u s e o n t h e f u n for a p i c t u r e to d o c u m e n t t h e day. O n e of t h e service projects t h e Deltas participated in this year was a d o o r to d o o r food d r i v e w h e r e all of t h e food collected went to h e l p families in n e e d at T h a n k s g i v i n g . "When we say we a r e a b o u t service it is not j u s t talk; we d o all we can to e x t e n d a h a n d , c o n t r i b u t e , a n d o f f e r s u p p o r t t o w a r d s t h e a d v a n c e m e n t o: t h e u n d e r d o g , a n d that, to me, is what truly matters," T o r i M a r b u r y ('11) said.

"Sisterhood is such a beautiful thing! Delta Sigma Theta brings light to the community and family of its members by extending the warmth and sisterhood to all that we encounter."

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delta sigma theta Deltas' focus on scholarship, sisterhood, and service continued to carry the torch of a vision that began over 97 years ago at Howard University of Washington D.C. On January 13, 1913, the sophisticated, 22 founders ol Delta Sigma Theta planted the seed for a sisterhood called to serve. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a sorority of college educated women committed to the constructive development of its members and public service, with a primary focus on the black community. These were the words that guided this illustrious sisterhood in purpose and mission. The mission of DST spanned key elements for success across the globe. Delta used the five programmatic thrust: Educational Development, Economic Development, Physical and Mental Health, Political Awareness and Involvement, and International Awareness and Involvement, to channel its programming. In 2005, the Tan Psi chapter was chartered at Hope College, ready to meet the challenge of a sisterhood with over 300,000 members. 1 he chapter focused on outreach through effective programming and reaching out to educate the campus and Holland community about the needs of society. It has made a number of contributions through food drives, monetary donations, and service learning projects. Whether through study tables, Delta-cise workout plans, or volunteering at area organizations (i.e. Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holland, Latin Americans United for Progress, Holland Rescue mission, etc.), Delta has been on the move, pressing forward to empower those around it. Throughout the 2009-2010 year, DST increased its visibility on campus, created new relationships with many local organizations, and expanded its service foci. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is an organization founded on Christian principles. With these sentiments, the organization cultivated a culture of accountability and effective leadership. I by ayne-ka |. colleton 270

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delta line I A few Deltas get t o g e t h e r to f o r m a Delta line. T h e H o p e c h a p t e r of Delta Sigma T h e t a was c r e a t e d five years a g o with t h e h e l p of advisors Vanessa G r e e n e a n d Ella W e y m o n . T h i s new c h a p t e r of Delta Sigma T h e t a p r o m o t e d a c a d e m i c excellence a n d strove to p r o v i d e assistance to p e o p l e in n e e d .

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sisterhood I G r a c e O l a m i j u l o ('11) a n d Ayne-Ka Colleton ('10) pose f o r t h e c a m e r a in their Delta jackets. T h e s e two w o m e n crossed t h e line t o g e t h e r w h e n j o i n i n g t h e o r g a n i z a t i o n . "No m a t t e r how things a r e g o i n g in life, I k n o w that 1 always h a v e t h e love a n d s u p p o r t of my Sorority. I love my DST," Colleton said.

" D S T is a s y m b o l o f change; the change n e e d e d to m a k e our world a better place."

"Delta S i g m a T h e t a is r e a l l y a b o u t b e i n g a p a r t of something much l a r g e r t h a n myself." uui "Becoming a new delta spirit I T o r i M a r b u r y ( ' I I ) displays t h e Delta symbol. " E v e r y t h i n g a b o u t t h e o r g a n i z a t i o n aligns with t h e things that I value a n d w a n t to live m y life for. I h a v e c h o s e n to d e v o t e my life to t h e field of Social W o r k , a n d Delta will allow m e to e x t e n d my h a n d e v e n f a r t h e r into c o m m u n i t i e s . " M a r b u r y said.

m e m b e r of Delta S i g m a T h e t a in m y f r e s h m a n y e a r is truly a blessing."

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Aalderink, Linnay 40 Aardema, Christina 112 Abrahantes, Miguel 40 Adams, Skyler 112 Adamski, Kathleen 40 Adjei, Charles 112 Adkins, Katherine 112 Afendoulis, Gregory 112, 207 Agarwal, Ravikant 40 Agauas, Stephen 85 Agheana, Ion 40 Aguilera, Elies 85, 259 Aguilera, Keegan 112, 204 Aguirre, Yessenia 112 Ahern, Lauren 112 Ahmad, Farah 112 Alago, Angelo 112 Alberg, Erik 40 Albertson, Haleigh 112 Alderink, Ann 40 Alexander, Kyle 112 Allen, Kerri 40 Allis, Jim 40 Allore, Olivia 112,183 Altvater, Krysta 112 Alvarado, Aida 112 Alvarez, Athina 112 Alvarez, Isabelle 40 Alvesteffer, Cameron 112,167 Alvine, Amy 112, 259 Amenta, Mark 40 Amin, Ian 85 Anaya, Abraham 40 Andersen, Abby 85, 237 Anderson, Bryant 112 Anderson, Emilee 112, 184 Anderson, Garrett 113, 196 Anderson, Isolde 40 Anderson, Katie 113 Anderson, Mackenzie 113 Anderson, Paul 40 Anderson, Sarah 40 Anderson, Zachary 85, 167 Andrade, Maribel 113 Andrews, Joline 113 Angell, Tessa 113 Antrobus, Sarah 113 Aprile, Megan 113

Arendsen, Evan 2 5 , 1 1 3 Arismendez, Monica 113 Armbruster, Emily 113 Arnold, Corey 113 Arnold, Kathleen 40 Arnold, Robert 113 Arnold, Shelly 40 Aron, Patrick 113 Asamoa-Tutu, Selase 85, 233 Aschbrenner, Charles 40 Ashdown, J o r d a n 113 Ashmead, Victoria 113 Askew, Whitney 113, 233 Aslanian,Jan 40 Atkins, Priscilla 40 Aune, Peter 113 Austin, Dale 40 Austin, Rachel 39, 85 Awad, Ellentanis 40 Awad, Habeeb 40

B Baar, Anthony 114 Baar, Sarah 40 Babu, Balaji 40 Babumba, Paul 85 Bade, Amy 40 Baenziger, Anne 114 Baer, Marc 40 Bahash, Scott 114, 204 Bahle,Jean 40 Bailey, Ross 114, 171 Baker, Robin 10, 11, 85 Bakker, Anne 40 Baldwin, Gretchen 114 Balich, J o h n 114 Balich, T h o m a s 114 Bamborough, Hayley 114 Bandstra, Barry 40 Banks, Amber 114 Banks, Olajide 114 Banner, Joshua 41 Bannink, Merrie 41 Barber, Amanda 114 Bareman, Gloria 41 Bareman, Steve 41 Barigian, Aimee 114, 263 Barigian, Alyssa 30, 114 Barney, Chris 41 Barney, Elliott 114, 175, 188 Barney, Julie 41 Barnum, Nancy 41 Barr, Karen 41 Barrett, Esther 114

Barry, Jennifer 114 Battels, Cara 114 Bartley, Jackie 41 Bartman, Jennifer 85 Bartondevries, Rosanne 41 Bartosek, Kevin 85, 171 Bartoszek, Kyle 114 Bass, Michael 114 Batts, Sara 114 Bauman, Ashley 114,183 Bauman, Kenneth 85 Bauss, Emily 114 Baxter, Casey 114,191 Beals, Evan 114 Beals, Rowene 41 Beard, Virginia 41 Becker, Julia 114 Beckett, Bradley 85 Beckman, Susan 41 Bedard, Sandy 41 Bedker, Tanya 85 Bednar, Emily 114 Beemer, Wesley 114 Beery, Sara 114 Behrendt, Erin 12,114, 203,228 Bekius, Tyler 114,252 Bekmetjev, Airat 41 Bell, Albert 41 Bell, Morgan 115, 220 Bello, Christina 115 Belmonte, Annelise 115, 229 Bender, Carla 41 Bengtson, Brittney 85 Benish, Lydia 115 Benoit, Alison 69, 85, 232 Benzenberg, Diana 41 Bernard, Alison 115 Berry, Charletta 42 Bertrand, Ashley 86 Bertrand, Michael 86 Best, Aaron 42 Beswick, Zachary 115 Betts, Ranya 115 Biagioni, Elizabeth 115 Bieri, Melissa 115,191 Billman, Caleb 115 Billquist, Elizabeth 115 Binns, Craig 86 Bird, Thomas 115 Birdsall, Joel 86,260, 261

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Bisinger, Elizabeth 115, 213 Bjonback, Karen 115 Black, Amanda 115,176 Black, Emily 86 Black, Jillian 115 Blackburn, Tim 42 Blackport, Akrisa 86 Blake, J a m e n 115 Blankespoor, Harvey 42 Blankestyn, Patricia 42 Blauw, Nathan 115,179, 248 Blauw, Philip 42 Bleeker, Gayle 42 Blickley, Lydia 115,214 Blok, Derek 115 Blok,Joel 86 Blowers, Marcy 116 Blunden, Greggory 116 Blunden, Matthew 116 Boat, B r e n n a 86 Bobadilla, Alejandra 116 Bocks, Elizabeth 42 Bodenbender, Brian 42 Boehme, H a n n a h 116 Boelkins, Bradley 116 Boelkins, James 42 Boers, Chelsea 116 Boersma, Aaron 86 Boersma, Bob 42 Boersma, Emily 116 Boersma, Nicholas 116, 179 Boersma, Paul 42 Boeve, Lindsey 116 Boeve, Ron 42 Bogema, Marlee 86 Bogema, Stephanie 86 Bolea, Bryan 42 Bolt, Allison 116 Bolt, Daniel 86, 207, 257 Bombe, Michelle 42 Bonnell. Heather 86 Bonnema, Anna 42 Boockmeier, J a n 42 Booke, Paula 43 Booker, Linda 43 Boorsma, Spencer 116 Borgman, Amy 43 Borgman, Kayla 116 Borgman, Kristy 116 Born, Drew 116 Borovich, Marly 116 Borst, Matthew 1 16 Borycz, Joshua 116 Bos, Jacqueline 116

Bos, Karen 43 Bos, Kelsey 116, 168 Bos, Linda 43 Bos, Robert 43 Bosch, Henry 43 Bosch, Kristen 116, 187 B o s k o , J an e 43 Boss, Alyssa 116 Bossley, Danielle 86 Boumaprediger, Steve 43 Bour, James 116 Bouwkamp, Brad 43 Bouwman, Lori 43 Bowerman, Michael 116 Bowerman, Nathaniel 86 Bowersox, Megan 1 16, 176 Bowles, Christina 116, 228, 237 Boyce, Kerry 116 Boyd, Kimberly 86, 236 Bradford, Brittany 116, 247 Bradley, Matt 43 Bradley, Shirley 87 Bradstreet, Marcus 116, 167 Brady, Maxwell 116 Brady, Sophia 117,180 Bramos, Paul 117 Branch, Daniel 117 B r a n d , J o n 117 Branderhorst, Abby 117 Brandonisio, Scott 117 Brandwein, Paul 117 Bray, Jacqueline 117 Breighner, Peter 117 B r e n n a n , Alexandria 117 Brennan, Meghan 1 17, 220

B r e n n e m a n , Shannon 15,117 Breslin, Jessica 117 Brieve, J e n n i f e r 87 Brillinger, Alyssa 117 Brisbin, Rachel 117 Broadbent, Meghan 117 Brock, Laurie 43 Brockmeier, J o n a t h a n 43 Brockway, Olivia 117 Brondyke, David 43 Bronsink, Dale 43 Bronsink, Donna 43 Brooklins, Arifal 117 Brooks, J o n a t h a n 117 Brooks, Michael 117

Brott, Daniel 117 Brousseau, Jocelyn 117 Brouwer, Wayne 43 Brown, Adrianne 117 Brown, Jeff 43 Brown, Jim 43 Brown, Katie 117 Brown, Kenneth 43 Brown, Matthew 117 Brown, Stephanie 117 Broyhili, Derek 43 Brubaker, Joshua 117 Bruinius, J e n n i f e r 87 Bruins, Elton 43 Bruinsma, Christine 117 Brumels, Kirk 43 Brumels, Stephanie 43 Brune, Katherine 117 Brunink, Brian 43 Brunink, Lali 43 Brunt, Hillary 118,220 Brussee, Chelsea 118 Brusselmans, Lien 118 Bryan, Allison 118 Bubb, Morgan 118 Buck, J o h n 118,268 Bueter, M. Christopher 87 Buff, Michael 87 Buist, Catherine 118 Bull, Lauren 118 Bulthuis, Toni 43 Bultman, Baars 43 Bultman, Hilary 30, 118 Bultman, J a m e s 43 Bultman, James5x7 46 Bultman, J i m m a r d e 46 Bultman, Martie 46 Bultman, T o m 46 Bunnell, Von 118 Burgener, Katherine 118 Burke, Katharyn 118 Burkey, Lynette 46 Burking, Brianna 118 Burrichter, Sarah 87 Burtless-Creps, Phoebe 118 Burton, Chris 46 Burton, Rhoda 46 Bush, J o r d a n 118 Bush, Rebekah 118 Bushell, Emily 87 Bussies, Justin 87 Butler, Michael 118 Buursma, Norma 46 Bylsma, T h o m a s 46

C Calanchi, Enrique 46 Callam, Katherine 118 Calvert, Alexander 87 Calyore, Christian 118, 188 Cameron, Laura 118, 176 Camp, Gary 46 Campbell, Megan 87 Campbell, Nicholas 118, 200 Canan, Cody 87 Canche, Sarah 118 Cannon, Cara 118 Cannon, J o h n 118,200 Capestany, J o r g e 46 Cappuccitti, Ariana 118 Cardella, Michelle 118 Carley, Alexandra 118 Carlson, Emily 118 Carlson, Kathleen 118 Carlson, Melinda 118 Carlson, Michael 120 Carlson, Patti 46 Carlson, Sue 46 Carlton, Kathryn 120 Carmody, Erin 10, 120, 203 Carpenter, Carlene 120, 247 Carpenter, Kelsey 120, 220 Carrigan, J o r d a n 120, 196 Carroll, Leah 120 Carson, A m a n d a 120 Carter, Ashley 87 Caruthers, Elena 120 Cash, Jason 46 Casher, Gabriel 120,192 Castillo, Erika 120 Castronovo, T h o m a s 120 Gather, Elizabeth 120 Cave, Caitlin 120 Caviness, Ryan 120 Cawood, Robert 120, 192 Geglarek, Jozsef 87 Cerone, Alexandra 120, 183 Chambers, Richard 46 Chamness, Paul 46 Chaponniere, Paulette 46 Chase, Leah 46 Chavarria, Nydia 120 Index


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Chavda, Sameer 46 Check, Jason 120 Cheeley, Grace 120 Chen, Henry 46 C h e r u p , Susan 46 Chew, William 120 Cho, David 46 Cho, Rachel 120 Christensen, Danielle 120,180 Christian, Brenda 46 Christopher, Darlene 46 Cinzori, Aaron 46 Claar, Elizabeth 46 Clack, Lauren 120, 210, 228 Clareysanford, Catherine 46 Clark, Adam 46 Clark, Elizabeth 120 Clark, Hilary 120 Clark, Madelyn 120 Clark, Matthew 87 Clark, Nancy 46 Clark, Shali 120, 199 Clarke, Laura 47 Claucherty, Nicole 120 Clement, Delilah 120, 203 Clement, Laura 121 Clifton, Peter 121 Clinton, Amy 121 Clouse, Jessica 87 Clouse, Leigh 121 Cobb, Emily 121 C o b u r n , I a n 87 Coeling, Trevor 121 CofFing, Tiffany 121 Coggon, Leah 121 Cohrs, Christopher 121 Colburn, Elizabeth 47 Colburn, Kaitlin 121, 214 Colburn, Kelsey 121 Colburn, Trevor 88 Cole, Daniel 121, 188, 213 Cole, Ernest 47 Cole, Kevin 47 Colleton, Ayne-Ka 88, 270,271 Colletta, Genevieve 121 Collins, Eden 121 Collins, Kaitlin 121 Collins, Mallory 88 Collins, Molly 121, 195 Colten, James 121, 188

Colton, Sarah 121 Condelee, Mazi 121 Conklin, Andrea 88 Connelly, Michael 121 Conner, Jillian 31, 121 Conradi, Laurel 88 Constant, Jack 88 Contrerasherandez, Carolina 47 Converse, Andrea 16, 121

Converse, Ryan 88 Conway, Colleen 47 Cook, Andrew 121 Cook, Emily 88 Cook, Jeffrey 121 Cook, Kimberly 89 Cook, Mark 47 Cook, Meghan 89 Cook, Nancy 47 Cook, Raymond 47 Cooke, Timothy 121 Coombs, Erika 121 Coons, Allison 121 Cooper, H a n n a h 121 Cooper, Joshua 121 Cooper, Kaitlin 121 Cooper, Rachel 122 Copeland, Curtis 47 Corajod, Jeffrey 122 Corbato, Barbara 47 Core, Ryan 122 Cornelius, Stephen 89 Cornell, Mike 47 Cornicelli, Nicholas 122, 207 Corso, Alison 122 Corson, J a n e 47 Cotter, Stephanie 89 Courey, Gabriel 89, 171 Courtade, Stephen 122 Cousins, Karalyne 122 Cox, J o h n 47 Coyle, Brian 47 Coyne, Alison 122 Craig, Kristen 122 Craioveanu, Mihai 47 Cramer, Cassondra 122, 225 Cratty, Sean 122 Crawley, Ryan 122, 196 Creamer, Colleen 89 Crisman, Timothy 89 Crisp, Brenda 47 Crockett, Stephanie 122 Cromwell, Jaimie 122 Cronberg, Fred 47

Cronkite, Donald 48 Crosby, Salena 122 Cross, Austin 123 Cruz, Irma 123, 180 Cuellar, Brenda 62, 123 Culver, Michael 48 Cunningham, Darcy 48 Cunningham, David 48 Cunningham, Kristian 123 Curnick, Nancy 48 Curtis, Alicia 123, 203 Cusack, Charles 48 Cutting, Jill 123 Czanko, Lane 123

D Dabney, Lida 89 Dache, Natalie 123 Daldos, Jennifer 48 Dalm, Natalie 123 Dalman, Julie 48 Dalman, Patricia 48 Daly, Sophia 62, 123 Dammer, Emily 123 Damon, Christian 123 Damore, Katelyn 123 Dandavati, Annie 48 Darling, Christopher 123 Daugherty, David 48 Daugherty, Matthew 123 Davelaar, Kate 48 Davelaar, T o m 48 Davis, Ashley 90 Davis, Carla 48 Davis, Kaitlyn 124 Davis, Kelsey 124 Day, Alexandra 124, 203 Dean, Rebecca 124 Deboef, Maxwell 124, 171 Deboer,Jim 48 Debowski, Michael 124 Debruyn, Maxine 48 Declaire, Scott 124 Deenik, Mary 48 Deering, Meghann 90 Degeorge, Natalie 90, 216 Degraaf, Ambes 124 Degraaf, Lorie 124,227 Degraaf, Teresa 48 Degrau, Rodrigo 49 Degroot, Julia 124 Dehaan, Georgia 49 Dehaan, Sander 49


Deitenbeck, Radhajyoti 124 Dejong, Carol 49 Dejong, Jeanine 124 Dejong, Steven 49 Dejong, Tyler 90 Dejonge, Austin 124 Dejonge, Denise 49 Dejongh, Matthew 49 Dekker, Michael 124, 196 Dekoekkoek, Tracy 124 Delbene, James 124 Delgado, Vannessa 124 Dellolio, Andrew 49 Dellolio, J e a n i n e 49 Deloof, K e n d r a 124 Demaagd, Chase 124 Demarree, Nicole 124 Denby, Daniel 124 Denny, Grace 90, 241 Denny, J o n a t h a n 124 Depree, Eric 90 Depree, Stacy 124 Dernberger, Rick 49 Deroo, Haley 124 Dershem, Herb 49 Deschaine, Alexander 90, 167 Dess, Brian 124 Desta, Dereje 49 Deur, Krista 49 Devine, Lindsey 90 Devisser, David 49 Devos, Carole 49 Devries, Amelia 124,187 Devries, Daniel 124 Devries, David 124, 207 Devries, Faith 124 Devries, Rebecca 49 Devries, Sara 49 Devries, T h o m a s 124 Devrieszimmerman, Suzanne 49 Dewey, Amanda 125 Dewey, Robyn 125 Dewitt, Jamie 49 Dewitt, Mark 49 Dewittbrinks, Dawn 49 Deyoung, Dianne 49 Deyoung, Mary 49 Deyoung, Paul 49 Dickey, Sara 49 Dickie, J a n e 49 Diedrich, Nancy 49 Diekevers, Kristin 49 Diffenderfer, Silvia 125

Dimet, Andrea 6, 24, 125,225 Dinucci, Pam 49 Dirette, Kelsey 125 Dirette, Rhonda 49 Dirkse, Darlene 52 Dirksen, Michael 69, 125 Dixon, Timothy 125, 167, 256 Dobbs, Howard 125 Dock, Ziyah 52 Dodge, Meagan 125 Doezema, Harrison 125, 192,193 Doherty, Rachel 90 Dolinski, Lisa 52 Dombkowski, Christopher 90 Dombrowski, Jacob 125, 231 Donelson, La'shawn 125 Donk, Tony 52 Donkersloot, J o h n 69, 125,188 Donkersloot, Mark 125 Donkersloot, Steve 38, 90 Doorn, Peter 90, 167 Doshier, Kayla 125 Doud, Kathleen 125 Doud, Rachel 125, 168 Douglas, Brittany 125 Douglas, Kim 52 Douglas, Paige 125 Douma, Jacob 1 2 5 , 2 3 5 Doyly, Matthew 52 Draper, Kelsie 125 Dratz, James 125 Dreger, Allyson 125 Drew, Ashley 125 Dreyer, Joline 90 Dreyer, Sharon 52 Driedenga, Laurie 52 Drost, Carrie 125 Drost, Shawn 52 Drost, Tim 52 Drozd, Curtis 125, 196 Dubois, Dave 52 Duda, Samantha 125 Dudgeon, Amanda 125 Dudley, Shannon 90 Duhr, Sara 125 Dulmes, Eric 125 D u m m e r , Carrie 52 Dunn, Kristen 126 Dunn, Kristi 52 D u n n , Maureen 52

Dunn, Sue 52 Dunnigan, Kelly 126 Durham, Erik 126 Dusckett, Julie 126 Duval, Ariel 126 Dvorak, Erika 126, 187 Dykema, Stephanie 90 Dykhuizen, Brian 52 Dykman, Amanda 126 Dykstra, J e n n i f e r 52 Dykstra, J o h n 52 Dykstra, Kurt 52 Dykstra, Leah 52 Dys, Tim 52

E Eagen, Kristine 126 Eagin, Mary 52 Eames, Robert 52 Eastman, Sarah 126 Ebels, Bob 52 Ebels, Laurie 52 Ebright, Elizabeth 126 Eddy, Andrea 90 Edewaard, Kyle 91 Edmunds, Pamela 52 Edun, liar 126 Edwards, Skye 126 Edwards, Stephanie 52 Egedy, Alexandra 126 Ehardt, Richele 126 Eiles, Matthew 126 Eimerman, Marlene 126 Ekunseitan, Dasola 126 Elami, Nooshafarine 126 Elhart, Greggory 126, 179 Elhart, Jacob 126 Elinski, Meagan 126 Ellis, Catherine 91 Ellis, Elizabeth 126, 183 Ellis, Michelle 126 Elsbury, David 52 Elzinga, Mary 52 Elzinga, Rachel 126 Emerling, Alyssa 126 Endean, T h o m a s 126 Engelbrecht, Kathryn 126 Engels, Carrie 126 Englesman, Lindsey 52 English, Elijah 91 English, Rachel 126 Ennis, Leah 91 Enochs, Deidra 91, 195 Ensz, Kelsey 91

Erickson, Benjamin 126, 167 Erskine, J o h n 53 Esbin, Steven 128, 196 Essenburg, Donna 53 Estrada, Madeline 128 Etter, Erin 128 Evans, Emily 128 Evans, Kathryn 53 Evenhouse, Holly 128, 263 Everett, Christian 128, 188 Everse, Michael 53 Everts, J e n n y 53 Ewald, Tim 53

F Eaber, Julianna 128 Fairbanks, D a p h n e 53 Fairchild, Michael 53 Fall, Courtney 128, 207 Farah, Austin 128, 200 Farkas, Jillian 128 Fast, Elizabeth 128 Fegan, Danielle 128 Fegan, Kelsey 128 Ferguson, Madeleine 128,203 Ferriby, Sarah 128 Field, Marlene 53 Fiet, Kathryn Mary 128 Fifer, T h o m a s 128,212 Figueroa, Elvia 128, 180 Fineout, Benjamin 128, 175 Fink, Dillon 128, 204 Finn, J a n e 53 Firek, J o h n 128,213 Firlit, Andrea 91 Fischer, Peter 128 Fisher, Amy 91 Fishman, Samuel 128 Fitz, Lauren 92 Fitz-Gerald, Elizabeth 128 Flanagan, James 128 Fleck, Karl 128, 179 Fleming, Emily 128 Fletcher, Scott 128 Flinker, Sarah 128 Flinn, Nicki 53 Flint, Cameron 128 Floding, Marcia 53 Flood, Paul 129 Fogelsonger, Karly 92 Fogwell, H a n n a h 129 Index


Only students who had a photo taken during photo days in August 2 0 0 9 or in January 2 0 1 0 will have their name listed in the index. If your name is not on the list, it does not mean you are not pictured. W e could not tag your name unless you had a photo taken. The computer software can miss names, so you might be pictured and it just is not listed next to your name. Sorry for any mistakes, the program

Folkert, Evadean 53 Folkert, Matthew 129, 204 Fong, Bradley 129 Fontaine, Kenneth 129 Fore, Meghan 92 Forester, Lee 53 Forrester, Katherine 129 Forst, J o h a n n a 129, 195 Foster, Alexis 129 Foster, Andrew 92 Foster, Eric 53 Fowler, Layne 92 Fox, Mallory 129, 168 Fox, T a m a r a 53 Fox, T e r r a 129 Fraley, Gregory 53 Francis, Vincenzo 129 Francisco, Diane 53 Franks, Corey 92 Eraser, Sarah 129 Ereihurger, Lindsey 92 French, Amanda 129 Erens, Margaret 53 Frey, Jessica 129 Frillmann, Kate 53 Frisella, Ann 129,176 Frissora, Lisa 53 Fritz, Carol 53 Fritz, Stn 53 Frost, Richard 53 Fry, Rebecca 129 Frye, Sara 53 Fujawa, Michael 129 Fulton, Julia 129 Fyfe, Russell 129

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does the best it can.

Gabl, J o a n n e 92, 172 Gable, T h o m a s 129 Gaggin, Matthew 129, 204 Gagliardi, Amy 129 Galantowicz, Marten 92 Galerneau, Emily 129 Galindo, Alain 53 Galioto, Mollie 53 Gallagher, Bethanie 129, 228

Gallant, T a n n e r 129 Gallemore, Sara 129 Ganiard, James 129 Garcia, lliana 129 Garcia, Kelly 92 Gardinerlam, Jenniger 53 Gardner, Caitlin 92, 210 276

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Gardner, Jesse 129,207 Gardner, Kevin 53 Garred, Kaely 129 Garrett, Donna 53 Garrett, Katherine 130 Garrison, Robert 54 Gar rod, Alex 130,167 Garza, Alison 92 Gaskell, Abby 130, 203 Gaskell, Raymond 130, 179 Gasparotto, Anthony 130, 207 Gates, Latoya 54 Gebhart, Whitney 130 Geerlings, Lauren 92 Genzink, Katherine 130 George, T a m a r a 54 Georges, Anne 130 Gernaat, Kendra 130 Gerometta, Elizabeth 130 Gervais, Brittany 130 Geswein, Lauren 92 Getz, Allison 130 Getz, Colleen 130 Geurink, Jason 54 Geurink, Lisa 130, 186, 187 Gibbie, Tara 92 Gibbons, Travis 130 Gibbs, Janis 54 Gibson, J a n e t 54 Gieschen, Lauren 130 Gigler, Alissa 92 Gilbert, Erin 130 Gill, Heather 15, 130, 215 Gilligan, Rachel 131 Gillmore, Jason 54 Gilmore, David 131 Gilson, Brennigan 93 Giron, Raquel 131 Glas, Laura 131, 180 Gleason, Anne 93 Gobrogge, Eric 93 Goetz, Kristen 93 Goetz, Stacey 54 Cokey, Haleigh 93, 187 Gonthier, Peter 54 Gonzales, Alfredo 54 Gonzales, Louis 54 Goodman, Danielle 131 Gordon, Vanwylen 54 Goris, Stephanie 131 Gorno, Steve 54 Gosselar, Trish 54 Gould, Chris 54

Grabijas, Josh 131, 178, 179 Graham, Linda 54 Grainer, Chelsea 131 Granite, Allie 131 Grant, William 93 Granzotto, Natalia 131 Grasmeyer, Ben 131, 16 Gravert, Bethany 131 Gray, Kristen 54 Grebe, Channa 131, 267 Green, Adam 93, 184 Green, Ann 9 3 , 2 4 1 Green, Cara 1 4 , 1 5 , 1 3 1 , 214 Green, Charles 54 Green, Fonda 54 Green, Jacob 131,207 Greene, Ryan 131 Greene, Vanessa 54 Greenlee, Amyjoy 131 Greenwood, Stephanie 54 Greer, Aaron 93 Gregory, Matthew 131 Griesinger, Summer 131 Griffith, Nathan 93 G r o e n , F r a n k 131 Groenendyk, Gezena 54 Grooters, Barbara 54 Crosse, Lucas 131,213 Grotenhuis, Sharon 54 Gruenhagen, Julie 131 Gruenler, Curtis 54 G r u p p e n , Tonia 54 Guay, Bethany 131 Gudeman, Drew 131 Gugino, T o d 54 Gulker, Virgil 54 G u m p p e r , Kathryn 131 Gunnink, Jerry 54

H Flabbouche, Joe 131 Habbouche, Tania 131 Hagood, Jonathan 54 Haines, Katie 93 Haines, Olivia 131,180 Haley, Cara 131 Hall, Geoffrey 131 Halpert, Robert 132 Hamilton, Bridger 93 Hamilton, David 132 Hamming, T a r a 93 Hamonporter, Brigette 55 Hampton, Jennifer 55


Han, Ji Hae 132 Hanna, Monica 132 Hansberger, Lauren 132 Hanselman, Justin 132 Hansen, Ed 55 Hansen, Nathanael 55 Hapner, Michael 132 H a r d e n , Brianna 132, 217 Hardy, Debra 55 Hardy, J u d y 55 H a r m o n , Catherine 132 H a r m o n , Sandy 55 Harmsen, Shirley 55 Harper, Michael 132 H a r p h a m , Nichole 132 Harrelson, Dyana 55 Harris, Jasmine 132 Harrison, Anne 132 Harrison, Christopher 93,170,171 Harrison, Jeffrey 132, 252 Harrison, Julia 132 Hart, Wilma 55 Hartleroad, Joel 132 H a r t m a n , Keegan 93 Harwood, Christopher 132,200 Hasbrouck, Kristen 132 Hashimoto, Rachel 93 Hatfield, Rachel 31, 132 Haugen, Nicholas 132 Haveman, Rachel 132 Haverkate, Jillian 132 Havlatka, Peter 132 Havlik, Sarah 94 Hawke, Diane 74, 132 Hawken, Scott 132 Hawkins, Rebecca 132, 214 Hawtrey, Kim 55 Hayes, David 132 Hayeshagar, Claudia 55 Hazekamp, Nicholas 132,179 Headapohl, Joshua 94, 235 Headley, Valerie 132, 168 Heath, Anne 55 H e d m a n , Sofia 132 Heerdt, Joshua 133 Heerema, Tess 133, 227 Heideman, Carl 55 Hein, Nyun 133 Heisler, James 55

Helder, William 55 Helminiak, Andrea 94, 164,254 Hemenway, Stephen 55 H e m e r e n , Nicklas 133 H e m m e k e , Katelyn 133 Henderlite, Olivia 133 Hendrix, Lynne 55 Hensley, Garrit 133 Herd, Zehabu 133 H e r m a n , David 94 H e r m e n e t , Joseph 133 H e r n a n d e z , Brian 133, 174, 175, 188 H e r n a n d e z , Daisy 133 Herrick, James 55 Herrick, Laura 94 H e r r m a n , J o n a t h a n 38, 133 Hertel, Anne 94 Hertel, Lori 55 Herzog, Leo 133 Hesketh, Liana 133 Hickox, Kathryn 133 Hicks, Benjamin 133, 252 Hicks, Christina 94 Hicks, Latoya 94 Hidlebaugh, Elizabeth 133 Higgins, Steven 133 Higgs, Kristin 133, 195 Hildebrandt, Erin 133 Hill, Kimberly 133 Hill, Martin 55 H i l l m a n , J u d y 55 Hinson, Julian 9 4 , 2 1 9 Hirsch, C a r m e n 133, 180 Hledin, Maria 55 Hoag, Amber 133 Hobson, Rebecca 133 Hobson, Stephen 18,94 Hodges, Haley 133 Hodson, Robert 55 Hoekstra, Heather 133 Hoekstra, Katherine 27, 133 Hoekstra, Sally 55 Hofmeyer, Ruth 55 Hogan, Patrick 55 Hoitenga, Catherine 94 Holaway, Laura 133 Holleman, Brett 55 Holleman, Karen 55 Hollis, Crystal 94 Holman, Adam 133 Holmes, Jack 55

Holmes, Vickilynn 58 Hoist, Nicholas 133 Holstad, Erin 134, 176, 177 Holthof, Paige 134 Holwerda, loshua 134, 184 Holwerda, Lia 134 H o n d o r p , Sara 134, 220 Hood, Carra 134 H o o g e n d o o r n , Sharon 58 Hoogerwerf, Colin 94 Hoogerwerf, Steven 58 Hoogeveen, Ashley 94, 196 Hooper, Crystal 134,271 Hoover, T o m 58 Hopkins, Adam 58 Hornbach, Christina 58 Horne, Andrew 134 H o r n e r , J e a n n i e 134, 187 Hottel, Leah 134 Hong, Andrea 134 H o u g h , Char 58 Housel, Teresa 58 Houseman, Kathrine 134 Howard, Kayla 134 Howard, Scott 134 Howenstine, J o r d a n 134 Howland, Kylee 134 Hoyer, J o h n 58 Hronchek, Jessica 58 Hubers, Cregory 134, 223 H u d s o n , J a r e d 94, 167 Hughes, Melody 134 Hughes, Morgan 58 Huisingh, Chelsey 134 Huisingh, Julie 58 H u i s k e n , J o n 58 Huisman, Andy 58 Huisman, Whitley 94 Hulst, Linda 58 Hulst, Marc 58 H u n b e r g e r , Justin 134 Hunt, Robert 58 H u r d , Lydia 95, 235 H u r s h , Andrew 135 Husaini, Sa'eed 135 Husbands, Mark 58 Huttar, Charles 58 Hwang, Yooyeun 58 Hydorn, Eric 135, 204 Hylen, Alexandra 135

lannacone, Steven 58 Ibarra, Rocio 95 Iceberg, Erica 135 Igel, Meaghan 135 Immink, Eric 135 Ingalls, Tyler 135 Inman, Mary 58 Irvin, Michael 95 Irvin, Michelle 135, 187 Irwin, Paula 135 Isola, Vicki 58 I v e r s o n , J e n a 95 Ivery, Alecia 135 Ivey, Cristina 58 I washita, J a m i e 135,263

J Jackson, Marissa 135 Jackson, Stacy 58 Jacobsma, Kelly 58 Jacobson, H a n n a h 135 Jager, Andrew 135 Jager, Zachary 135 Jaime, Cecilia 135 James, David 58 James, Emily 135 Jamieson, Anne 135 Janisse, Reanna 135 Jansen, Erica 136 Jantz, Rachel 136 Japinga, Lynn 58 Japinga, N o r m 58 Jara, Ryan 136, 174, 175, 188 Jarvis, Lorna 58 Jasperse, James 136 )aynes, Lena 136 Jeffery, Jessica 95 Jeffries, T r a d e 136,235 Jelenek, J o s h u a 3 8 , 9 5 Jenkins, David 136 Jenkins, Jacob 136 Jennings, Spencer 136 Jesky, Allison 59 |ipping, Karilyn 136 Jipping, Mike 59 Jisonna, Lou 59 J o b s o n , J o h n 59 J o h n s e n , Lindsay 136 Johnson, April 136 Johnson, Benjamin 136 Johnson, Danielle 136 Johnson, Erin 136 J o h n s o n , Ered 59 Johnson, Hillary 136 Index


Only students who had a photo taken during photo days in August 2 0 0 9 or in January 2 0 1 0 will have their name listed in the index. If your name is not on the list, it does not mean you are not pictured. W e could not tag your name unless you had a photo taken. The computer software can miss names, so you might be pictured and it just is not listed next to your name. Sorry for any mistakes, the program does the best it can.

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Johnson, Holly 95, 215 Johnson, James 59 J o h n s o n , J a n a 95 Johnson, Jeffrey 59 Johnson, Kristen 59 Johnson, Lindsay 136 Johnson, Lucas 136 Johnson, Meagan 136 Johnson, Megan 20, 136 Johnson, Robert 59 Johnson, Sarah 136 Johnson, Trygve 59 Johnston, Deirdre 59 Johnston, Jennifer 95, 210 Johnston, Justin 136,207 Jones, Ashley 136,176 Jones, Marietta 136 Jones, Richard 136 Jones, Sarah 95, 259 J o r d a n , Linda 59 Jowski, Paige 136 Joyce, Sam 136,171 J u n g , Ji-Hyun 136,225 Jungling, Scott 95, 184

K Kacmar, Jacqueline 59 Kaczynski, Kelsey 45, 136 Kagey, J o n a t h a n 136 Kain, Benjamin 137, 167 Kallemeyn, Anna 137 Kallemeyn, Sylvia 59 Kalmink, Randy 59 Kaminski, Carla 59 Kammeraad, lonathon 137 Kammermeier, Kent 137 Kamps, Amy 95 Kamstra, Nancy 59 Karis, Kristi 59 Karlowicz, Katherine 137 Karnik, Andrea 137 Katner, Meghan 95 Kaufmann, Kirsten 95, 168 Kearns, Bobbi 59 Keedy, Kaylynn 137, 218, 263 Keen, Carol 59 Keenan, Cheryl 137 Kelch, Margaret 137, 203 Keller, Matthew 137 Kelley, Michelle 59 K e m i n k , J o h n 137

Kennedy, Earl 59 Kern, Greg 59 Kessie, Kaitlin 95 Ketchum, Alex 96 Kham, Xayasaneloi 59 Khatri, Raina 96 Kiefer, Spencer 137 Kieft, Aria 137,176 Kiel, Allison 137 Kikaya, Felix 137 Killeen, Courtney 137 Kim, Jin 59 Kincaid, Amanda 137 Kinkema, J e a n n e 59 Kipp, Julie 59 Kirchberg, Emily 137 Kirkland, Sarah 137 Kirsch, Jacqueline 137, 187 Klask, Caitlin 137 Klay, Robin 59 Kleczynski, Peter 96 Klein, Timothy 137 Klooster, David 59 Klooster, Sarah 137 Klopcic, Brooke 10, 137 Klopfenstein, Laine 137, 223,238 Klotzbach, Sarah 96 Klueck, Carianne 137 Klug, Fallon 2 1 , 9 6 Knack, Sarah 137 K n a p p . J o e 59 Knapp, Lisa 60 Knoth, Garrett 60 Koch, Jacquelin 60 Koch,Jillian 137 Koch, Pamela 60 Kocsis, Julie 96 Koedyker, Harvey 60 Koetje, Linda 60 Kofron, Julie 96 Kohlbeck, Pierson 96 Kole, Erin 137 Kolean, Lora 60 Kolean, Sarah 60 Konfara, Brittany 137, 187 Koning, Abigail 138 Kooy, Collin 38, 96, 175 Kooyers, Marissa 50, 96, 190,191 Kort, Annalise 138 Kortman, Edwin 60 Korver, J ustin 138 Kosch, Katherine 138

Kotkowicz, Kimberlyarsenault 60 Kovic, Elizabeth 138 Kozack, Jessica 138 Kraay, Kevin 60 Kraft, George 60 Kraft, Georgeroberta 60 Kraft, Roberta 60 Kragt, Jennifer 6, 138 Kragt, Michael 60 Kramer, Katherine 138 Kratz, Steven 96 Krause, Alex 138 Krcatovich, Brittany 96 Krebs, Maria 138,231 Kreichelt, Andrew 138, 188

Kreichelt, Emily 138, 187 Kreps, Dean 61 Kreps, Kyle 138, 192 Krieg, Katrina 138 Kroneman, Michael 138 Krueger, Brent 61 Krueger, Katherine 138, 228 Krueger, Kevin 138 Krueger, Sarah 138, 176, 177 Krupczak, J o h n 61 Kuhn, Sarah 138 Kuiper, Kayla 138 Kuipers, Tiffany 138 Kukla, Madeline 61 Kulics, Milan 138 Kuncl, Andrew 138 Kunkler, Bryan 138, 204 Kurzawa, Brian 138 Kussmaul, Meredith 138, 183 Kust, Courtney 138, 183 Kust, Kaci 138

L La Porta, Jennifer 138 Labarge, Leah 138, 191 Labarge, Marty 61 Labaza, Matthew 96 Ladd, Susan 61 Ladouce, Sean 139,207 Lafata, Michael 61 Lafferty, Charles 139 Lafountain, Laura 139 Lakatos, Cory 139 Lake, Trevor 139 Lakew, Biruh 139 Lameti, Gregory 139, 167


Lamothe, Patrick 139 Lampen, Lisa 61 Landes, Perry 61 Langdon, Hope 96 Lankheet, Kayla 96 Laporte, Joseph 61 Larabee, Brandon 139 Large, Kayla 139 Large, William 61 Largent, Ronald 139 Larsen, Anne 61 Larsen, Kayla 139 Larsen, Samantha 96 Lawinger, Peter 139 Lawrence, Lindsey 97, 216

Lawson, Brittany 139 Lawson, Jonas 139, 188 Lazar, Alexander 140 Le, Andrew 61 Leach, Anna 140 Leathley, Emily 140 Lechner, Alison 140, 203 Lechner, Meghan 140 Leclair, Nicolle 140 Lee, Daniel 140 Lee,Jroselyn 61 Lee, Moses 61 Leikert, Colleen 39, 97 Leikert, Kaitlyn 31, 140 Leiter, Kailey 140 Leon, Edith 140 Leonard, Nicholas 140, 2 0 4 , 2 0 5 , 212 Lesousky, Michael 140 Lewinski, Jessica 140 Lewis, Doyle 140 Lewis, Huw 64 Lewis, Meaghan 97, 246 Ley, Virginia 140 L i , J i a n h u a 64 Lidgard, Sarah 140 Liggins, Karielle 140 Lincoln, J a r e d 140,207 Lindberg, Abigail 140 Lindell, J e a n n e 64 Lindell, Zachary 140 Lintemuth, Austin 140 Linton, Amy 97 Lippert, Rachel 140 Liverance, Krista 98, 195 Lloyd, J o h n 140,207 Lock, Kimberly 140 Lockhart, Douglas 140 Lockwood, T o m 64 Lodge, Lillie 98, 223 Lodwick, Laura 140

Long, Courtney 140 Long, Erica 140 Longoria, J e a n a 140,237 Lopez, Nayeli 140 Lorden, Samantha 141 Lotkhamnga, Song 64 Lucarellens, Diane 64 Lucas, E m m a 98, 172, 187 Ludema, Geoffrey 141, 179 Ludwig, Megan 141 Ludwig, T h o m a s 64 Lugus, Anna 141 Luidens, Don 64 Lumley, Tiffany 141 L u n d e r b e r g , Eric 8, 141 L u n d e r b e r g , Justin 98 L u n d e r b e r g , Maria 64 Lundin, Cherith 64 L u n n , J o h n 64 Luskin, Gail 141 L u t z , J o h n 141 Lynema, T o d d 64 Lynn, Jack 141

M Maat, Pam 64 Mac Donald, Kelly 141, 222 Machiela, Dianna 64 Mack, Devon 141 Maclean, Jodi 64 Madden, Julie 9 8 , 2 5 9 Mader, Catherine 64 Madson, Samantha 141 Magley,Jorja 141 Mahson, Carol 64 Maier, James 141, 212 Makowski, Justin 141 Maley, Adam 141 Malfroid, Larry 64 Mallard, Siebron 62, 141 Malm, J o n 141,256 Malone, Ann 141,266, 267 Mangan, Maggie 141, 199 Marcinkus, Kaylee 141 Marcus, Laura 141 Marcus, William 64 Markham, Lisa 141 Marra, Michelle 141, 195 Marsh, Elizabeth 98 Marsh, Kristen 141 Marshall, Eelicia 141 Marsman, Kelly 141

Martin, Aaron 141,231 Martin, Grace 141 Martin, Herb 64 Martin, Travis 141,167, 188 Martinez,Juan 98 Martinez, Ryan 143 Martinez, Yadira 64 Martinez-Olmeda, Jessenia 98 Martz, Marissa 143 Maslyk, Lauren 143, 176 Mastenbrook, Kyle 98 Mateika, Katharine 143, 225 Mathews, Andrea 98 Matson, Jennifer 143 Mattarella, Taylor 143, 172, 173, 187 Matthews, Angelina 143 Mattson, Christopher 143,196 Mauleon, Daniel 143 Max, Emery 143 Maxwell, Rachel 98, 247 Maxwell, Scott 143 May, Alexandria 98 Maybury, Greg 64 Maybury, Kate 64 Maybury, Kyle 98 Mayer, Bill 64 Mbayo, T a m b a 64 Mcbride, Beth 64 Mcbride, Brooke 143, 203 Mccall, Ryan 143 Mccardel, Morgan 143, 172,187 Mcclimans, G o r d o n 143 Mcclure, Charitybarton 64 Mccluskey, Michael 64 Mccombs, Bruce 64 Mccord, Alyssa 143 Mccubbin, Andrew 143, 167 Mcdonald, Brooke 143 Mcdonough, Virginia 64 Mcelgunn, Francis 98, 260 Mcfall, Ryan 65 Mcgann, Christopher 143, 260 Mcglynn, Kelly 98 Mcgrath, Allyson 143 Mcilhargey, Quinn 19, 143

Mcintyre, Colleen 143 Mcintyre, Erin 143 Mckeachie, Andrew 143, 174,175,188,189 Mckee, Frank 143 Mckeel, Laura 143 Mckeon, Meaghan 143 Mclaren, Noah 143 Mclellan, Kyle 143 Mcmeeking, Allyson 143 Mcmullin, Sara 144 Mcmurray, Mara 144 Mcnally, Mark 144 Mcnally, Sean 144 Mcname, Meghan 98 Mcneel, Daniel 144 Mead, Molly 69, 144 Meade, Emily 144, 203 Medina, Rachel 144, 216 Meiners, Troy 32, 144 Meiusi, Elizabeth 75, 144 Mejeur, Megan 9 9 , 2 1 1 Mejia, Sarah 144 Melchers, Elizabeth 144 Melchiori, Chuck 65 Mellott, Brandon 99 Mendels, Kevin 65 Menken, Michelle 144 Merrick, Curtis 144 Merten, Christopher 144 Mertz, Kristin 144 Meyer, Jeremy 65 Meyer, Melissa 144 Meyer, Raquel 99 Meyers, Andrew 65 Meyers, Jeffrey 99 Mezeske, Barbara 65 Mezeske, Br 65 Mezeske, Richard 65 Michalowski, Erin 99 Michner, Alyson 65 Midkiff, M. Brindley 144 Miedema, Chelsea 99 Miedema, Leanne 99, 195 Mielke, H a n n a h 144 Mikhail, Danielle 144 Milanowski, Stephanie 65 Miller, Amanda 144 Miller, Andrea 144,187 Miller, Barbara 65 Miller, Dustin 99 Miller, Elizabeth 144 Miller, Erika 144 Miller, Kathy 65 Miller, Kayla 144 Index


Miller, Lauren 62, 144 Miller, Melinda 99 Miller, Nancy 65 Miller, Spencer 144, 196 Millikan, Ryan 144 Milliken, Amanda 144 Mills, Heather 144 Minkus, Jeffrey 3 9 , 9 9 , 188

Mireles, Andrea 65 Mireles, Kyle 145, 175, 188

Only students who had a photo taken during photo days in August 2 0 0 9 or in January 2 0 1 0 will have their name listed in the index. If your name is not on the list, it does not mean you are not pictured. W e could not tag your name unless you had a photo taken. The computer software can miss names, so you might be pictured and it just is not listed next to your name. Sorry for any mistakes, the program does the best it can.

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Misovich, Michael 65 Mitchell, Zachary 99 Moak, Lauren 99 Molenhouse, Robert 145 Moloney, Katie 99 Monhollon, Beth 65 Moon, Esther 145 Moon, Shayna 145 Moore, David 99 Moore, Keenan 145 Moore, Kelsey 145 Moore, Ronald 99 Moos, Camden 100 Mora, Andrea 145 Moreau, Jennifer 100 Morehouse, Brian 65 Morgan, Diana 65 Morgan, Jonathan 100 Morgan, Meredith 145 Morin, Shauna 65 Mork, Brian 65 Mork, Tori 100 Morrical, Ethan 100, 232 Morrison, Kristen 65 Morrison, Rebecca 100 Morrow, Henry 145 Mosher, Maria 145 Moss, Lynn 145 Moss, Sarah 145 Mossing, Carolyn 65 Moyer, Kaitlin 145 Muckleroy, Nickolas 145 Mugemana, Jimmy 145 M u g f o r d , J o s h 145 Muisenga, Jennifer 145 Mulder, Chris 65 Mulder, Glenn 65 Mulder, Jack 65 Mulder, Lori 65 Mulder, Melissa 65 Mullen, Shannon 145 Mullens, Courtny 145 Muller, Leslie 65 Muncy, Madalyn 145 Mungall, William 65

Munoa, Phillip 65 Munoz, Amairani 145 Munoz, Meghan 145 Munoz, Vincent 145, 204 Murphy, Karly 74, 145, 228

Murphy, Sean 145 Murray, Greg 66 Murray, Patrick 100 Myaard, Matthew 100 Myler, April 66 Mysliwiec, J a r e d 145, 184,196

N Nakajima, Andy 66 Nally, Tracey 66 Nash, Robert 145 Nathan, Kathy 66 Neal, Kady 145 Needham, Benjamin 100 Neevel, Emily 145, 219 Neevel, Sara 66 Neil, Matthew 66 Neilson, Mary 145 Nelis, Christopher 100, 184 Nelis, Ryan 100, 178, 179 Nelson, Brianna 146 Nelson, Carly 146, 203 Nelson, Casey 146 Nelson, Chris 66 Nelson, Leif 100 Nelson, Steve 66 Nemeth, Roger 66 Newbold, Amanda 146 Newendorp, Brett 100 Newey, Beverly 146 Nguyen, Loan 146 Nguyen, T h a n h 146 Nichols, Jillian 146, 183 Nicodemus, Nancy 66 Nicolai, Kendra 100 Nielsen, Christina 146 Nielsen, Zachary 100, 236 Nienhuis, Mitchell 146 Nieves, Alicia 100 Nixon, Marni 101 Noa, Christina 146 Nock, Emily 146 Nordellpearson, Karen 66 Nordstrom, Nicole 101 Norkey, Alec 146 Norlander, Celeste 146 Norris, Amanda 146

Norris, Amy 66 Norris, Eli 146 Northuis, Danielle 146 Northuis, Elizabeth 101, 187 Northuis, Mark 66 Novak, Emily 101,247 Nowland, Dylan 146 Nyboer, Terry 66 Nyenhuis, Jacob 66 Nyhoff, Betty 66 Nyitray, Laura 146, 236 Nykamp, Deb 66 Nyquist, Danielle 101

O O'brien, Amanda 146 O'brien, Regina 146, 172,187 O'connell, Caitlin 146 O'connor, Kelsie 146 Oakley, Kara 101 Obrien, David 66 Obrien, Patricia 66 Oconnor, Kathleen 66 Oddo, Priscilla 101, 225 Oldham, J o n a t h a n 146 Olgers, Greg 66 Olson, Charles 146, 200 Olson, Elizabeth 101, 191 Olson, Grace 101 Oosterink, Julie 146 Opatik-Duff, Katie 146 Opper, Sierra 146 Ortega, Emily 146 Ortizjoy, Eorgwe 66 O s b o r n , J o n 66 Osburn, Barb 66 Otai, David 146, 233 Otisdegrau, Amy 66 Otten,Jack 66 Ottensmeyer, Fredrick 147 Otterstrom, Ryan 147, 232 Otto, Joyce 66 Ouma, Maurice 101 Overbeek, Amber 101 Overbeek, Holli 66 Overway, Colton 147 Overway, Jamie 147 Owens, Daniel 147, 192 Oxendine, J e a n n e 101

Paarlberg, Beth 66


Page, Charles 147 Pahls, Samantha 147 Palkowski, J e n n i f e r 147, 215 Palma, Robert 67 Palmer, Amy 101 Palmitier, Rebecca 147 Pannapacker, William 67 Panning, Luke 147 Para, J e n n a 147 Pardo, Laura 67 Park, Charlotte 147, 198 Parker, Lauren 147 Parkji, Hoon 67 Parks, Kyleigh 101 Parmelee, Michael 147 Parrish, Michael 147 Parsons, Jessie 101 Partridge, Kayla 148 Pascoe, Michelle 101 Pastula, Laura 148 Patchak, Charles 148 Patenge, Leah 148, 223 Patnott, Heather 148 Patnott, J o h n 67 Patterson, Karen 148, 216, 229 Patton, Sarah 148 Paul, David 102 Paver, Deborah 148 Pawloski, Aryn 102 Payne, William 148 Pearce, Kelly 148 Pearson, Jennifer 148 Pearson, Mark 67 Peaslee, Graham 67 Pedigo, Zachary 25, 148 Peirce, Caitlin 148,216 Pellow, Lance 67 Penning, David 148 Pennings, Tim 67 Pentiuk, Stefani 148 Peplinski, Adam 148,200 Permesang, Maryann 67 Perovich, Anthony 67 Peschiera, Pablo 67 Pessetti, Staci 102, 240 Pestun,Jeff 67 Peterson, Andrew 148 Peterson, J o n a t h a n 67 Peterson, J ulia 148 Peterson, Kirsten 149 Peterson, Tyler 149,196 Petit, J e a n n e 67 Petrasky, Kelly 149 Pettigrew, Samuel 18, 102

Pettit, Taylor 102 Phan, Tiffany 149, 224, 247 Phillips. Ryan 149 Piers, Jim 67 Pierson, Preston 102, 188

Piippo, Richard 67 Pikaart, Michael 67 Pillsbury, Nicholas 149 Pineda, Anedia 102 Pinkham, J a n e t 70 Piper, Vanessa 149 Pitcher, Jeri 102 Pitstick, Lyraalyssa 70 Pittsley, Molly 102 Plamondon, Danielle 102,247 Ploch, Christopher 39, 102 Ploeger, Nathan 149 Pocock, Rob 70 Poel, Nathan 102 Poindexter, Chelsey 102 Polet, James 102 Polet, Jeffrey 70 Polik, William 70 Polik, Williamformal 70 Poling, Kelly 149 Poll, Danielle 149, 187 Poll, Robert 102, 196 Ponstein,Jil 70 Poon, Lily 149 Porte, Alexander 149, 167 Porter, Brian 70 Portfleet, Danielle 149 Portfleet, Dianne 70 Powe, Lynne 70 Powers, Carolyn 39, 102 Powers, Julie 149,230 Pratley, Jessica 149 Pressler, Mary 103 Pretty, Audra 149 Pretzer, Amy 149 Previch, Frank 103, 188 Previch, Kristen 149, 187 Price, Nate 70 Pridmore, Sara 149 Prill, Sarah 149 Prior, Stephen 149 Puff, Michael 103 Puis, Brian 103 Pumfery, Danielle 149 Putzke, Aaron 70

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Quada, Chelsae 69, 103 Quails, Valerie 149 Quigley, Emily 149 Quist, Deone 70

R Radcliffe, Ronald 34, 149 Rademaker, Jerry 70 Raley, Kevin 103 Randel, Julia 70 Rangel, Guillermo 149 Rankin, Stephanie 149 Ranspach, Charles 149 Ranville, Jenelle 149 Rasasak, Moy 70 Rathbun, Colin 149 Rau, Lydia 150 Ray, Carol 70 Ray, Christopher 150 Ray, Matthew 103, 178, 179 Ray, Richard 70 Ray, Sandra 70 Reagan, Rebecca 103 Recknagel, Whitney 150 Redding, Jessica 150 Redebaugh, Laura 150 Reeg, Abby 70 Reif, Lauren 150 Reinking, Kim 70 Reishus, Julie 104 Remenschneider, Mary 70 Remillard, Stephen 70 Remy, Cydney 104 Renner, T o m 70 Reschke, Kristen 150, 186, 187, 221 Reus, Marlene 70 Reyes, Marty 70 Reyna, Amanda 150 Reynolds, Bill 70 Reynolds, Geoffrey 70 Reynolds, H a n n a h 150 Reynolds, Maura 70 Reynolds, Michael 150 Reynolds, Ross 104 Reynoso, Manuel 104, 180, 181 Rhoades, Mary 150 Rice, Benjamin 150 Rice, Meredith 150 Rice, Paul 150, 231 Richards, Alyssa 150 Richards, Jackie 27, 150 Richardson, James 104, 179

Richardson, Matthew 70 Richmond, Brad 71 Richter, Rachel 104 Ricketts, Michael 71 Riddering, Camille 104 Ridl,Jack 71 Riegsecker, Joel 150 Riemersma, Sara 150 Rieth, Travis 104,204, 252 Rietman, Bonnie 71 Rietsema, loel 150, 188, 189 Rikkonen, Kristina 150 Ristau, Kathryn 150 Ritsema, J o r d a n 150, 223, 252 Rivera, Elena 150, 230 Robbins, Kelly 150, 203 Roberts, J essica 150 Roberts, Laurie 150 Roberts, Nathaniel 150, 239 Robinett, Rebecca 150 Robins, Daina 71 Robinson, Anna 150 Robrahn, Rebecca 71 Rode, H a n n a h 150 Roden, Heather 71 Rodriguez, Esperanza 104,233 Roehling, Patricia 71 Roelofs, Lynn 71 Roembach-Clark, Claire 151 Roen, Nicholas 151 Rohweder, Magdaline 14, 151 Roose, Michelle 104 Rosendahl, Emily 151 Rosendahl, Kristi 71 Roskam, Michaela 151 Rosnik, Andreana 151 Roth, Alison 104 Roth, Caitlin 151 R o t h , J o s h u a 151 Rottschafer, Blake 151, 175 Rottschafer, Kelli 151 Rowerdink, Charles 151 Rowland, Emily 151 Rozeboom, Pauline 71 Ruiter, J o h n 71 Rumsey, Katelyn 38, 151 Rumsey, Tyler 151 Russ, Bryant 151 Russ, Christopher 151 Index


Russell, Gabrielle 151 Russo, Sarah 151 Ryan, Devin 151 Ryan, J o h n a t h a n 151, 175 Rybar, Matthew 151 Ryden, David 71

Only students who had a photo taken during photo days in August 2 0 0 9 or in January 2 0 1 0 will have their name listed in the index. If your name is not on the list, it does not mean you are not pictured. W e could not tag your name unless yau had a photo taken. The computer software can miss names, so you might be pictured and it just is not listed next to your name. Sorry for any mistakes, the program does the best it can.

Index

Sabo, Cindy 71 Salisbury, Kim 71 Sail, Nathan 151 Sammarco, Therese 151, 213 Sanderson, Debbie 71 Sanderson, Eileen 104 Sanford, Elizabeth 71 Sankey, J o n a t h a n 151 Sankey, Norman 71 Santellan, Brian 151 Savagian, Mia 151 Scafe, Andrew 151 Scalzitti, Allison 151 Scamehorn, Jennifer 104 Scappaticci, Nicholas 151 Schab, Amanda 151,187 Schairer, Cheryl 71 Schakel, Karen 71 Schakel, Peter 71 Schantz, Alison 71 Scheerhorn, Mary 72 Scheeringa, Amberlyn 152, 246, 247 Schekman, Joel 72 Schell, Lindsay 152 Schellenberg, Jillian 152 Schenewerk, Leigh 152 Schierbeek, Sue 72 Schilling, Shelby 152, 203 Schipper, Dale 152 Schmid, Kathleen 104, 258, 259 Schmidt, Becky 72 Schmidt, Cory 152, 196 Schmidt, Gwenda 72 Schmidt, Kaitlyn 152 Schneider, Haili 152 Scholl, Meghan 104 Schrader, Bart 104, 180 Schrampfer, Kate 152 Schreiber, Joseph 152 Schrock, Elisabeth 152 Schrotenboer, Shelley 72 Schuerman, Courtnet 152 Schuh, Rebecca 152

Schuiling, Amanda 152 Schuiteman, Emily 105 Schulte, Kathryn 72 Schultz, Annmarie 72 Schultz, Brittany 152 Schultz, Chris 72 Schulz, Shelby 152,191 Schutt, Cynthia 152, 247 Schwab, Brent 152 Schwiebert, Alexander 38, 105, 170, 171 Scott, Rachel 105 Sears, Leigh 72 Seay, Caitlin 152 Segard, Kylie 152 Seiler, William 152 Sellers, Heather 72 Serrano, Edward 72 Sevack, C o n n o r 152 Sexton, Ryan 105,225 Seymour, Michael 72 Shades, Kalli 152 Shaffer, Stephen 105 Shannon, Timothy 105 Sharkey, Ann 72 Shaughnessy, J o h n 72 Shaughnessy, Paula 72 Shea, Cheryl 72 Sheldon, Jody 72 Sheldon, J o r d y n 152 Sheldon, Kaley 152, 187 Sheldon, Kyleigh 152, 176 Shembarger, Lyndsey 152 Sheridan, Jaime 72 Sherry, David 105, 260 Shetler, Kara 152 Shibata, Juliane 72 Shier, Sarah 105 Short, Cecelia 152 Short, Kendra 154 Short, Michael 72 Shugart, Kelly 154 Shumaker, Louise 72 Sicard, Cortlandt 154 Siebeneck, Emily 154 Siewertsz Van Reesema, Erederik 154 Sifnotis, Amanda 105 Sigourney, Lucas 154 Silletti, Danielle 154, 220 Silver, Michael 72 Simmons, Jessica 154 Simon, Adam 154 Simon, Carol 72 Simpson, Haley 154

Singer, Kevin 72 Sinkhorn, Caitlin 154 Sisson, Lindsey 154, 216 Sjoholm, Robert 154 SkafF, Stephanie 154, 203 Skinner, Megan 154 Skinner, Rebekah 154 Slattery, Amy 105 Slaughter, Gloria 72 Slette, Ingrid 154 Slette, Stein 72 Sloan, William 154 Slot, Vickie 72 Slusher, Kevin 105, 167 Smallbone, Shelby 154, 213 Smeenge T e r Vree, Derek 154 Smith, Andrew 154 Smith, Cheryl 72 Smith, Daniel 154 Smith, Erica 105, 217 Smith, Haley 105 Smith, Heather 154 Smith, J a n e 72 Smith, Keri 74, 154 Smith, Matthew 105 Smith, Mindy 73 Smith, Morgan 154, 172, 187 Smith, Peter 154 Smith, Ray 73 Smith, Richardk 73 Smith, Richardl 73 Smith, Sally 73 Smith, Sherri 154 Smith, Stephanie 73 Smith, Steven 73 Smith, T o m 73 Smith, Traci 73 Smithheyden, Amanda 73 Snavely, Jonathan 154 Sneller, Cassie 105,199 Snitko, Jessica 154 Snoeyink, Erinn 154 Snuggerud, Nathan 155, 184 Soisson, Mark 155, 167 Solis, Osbelia 155 Solomon, Kris 73 Sooy, Julie 73 Sosenheimer, Briana 107 Soulet, Blake 155 Southard, Gabe 73 Southard, Sarah 73 Sova, Donna 73


Speelman, James 73 Speet, Mary 73 Spielvogel, Christian 73 Spirito, Kiley 155 Splinter, Casey 107 Springer, Christine 155 Springett, Allison 155 Springett, A n d r e a 107 Springstroh, Lindsey 155, 199 Stafford, Greg 73 Stathakis, J o h n 155 Stanffer, Austin 107 Steeg, Brittany 155 Steen, T o d d 73 Steenwyk, Elizabeth 73 Steffens, Samantha 155 Stegeman, Nicholas 107 Stehonwer, Ryan 73 Stell, Haley 155 Stephenson, Darin 73 Stephenson, Mandy 73 Stevenson, Alyssa 155 Stevenson, Kristin 155 Stevenson, Susan 155, 194,195 Stewart, H a n n a h 155 Stewart, J o a n n e 73 Stier, Erin 155 Stiff, Heather 155, 220 Stinson, Sarah 155 Stock, Brittany 27 Stocker, Rebecca 155 Stoel, Cathy 73 Stoel, Michelle 107, 255 Stone, Nicholas 107, 179 Stoughton, J o h n 73 Stover, Erin 155 Strand, Gisela 73 Streelman, Emily 155 Stripp, Bethany 155, 229 Strock, Steven 107,200 Strouf, Linda 73 Stukey, Joseph 73 Sturtevant, Deb 76 Sullivan, Katherine 76 Sullivan, T e r r e n c e 76 Sutika, Megan 155 Sutton, Amanda 155 Sutton, Kyle 155 Swain, Christine 76 Swanson, Debra 76 Swanson, T o d d 76 Swarthout, Debbie 76 Swartout, Kim 76 Swartz, Anna 155

Swatling-Holcomb, Jesse 155 Sweers, Angela 107 Sweet, Jeffrey 155 Swenson, Christopher 155 Swierenga, Robert 76 Syens, Rachel 69, 156

T Talaga, Steve 76 Tallon, Christine 156 T a m a n a h a , Mariah 156 T a m m i , J o h n 76 Tanis, Elliot 76 Tapia, Maria 76 T a p p e r , David 107 Tasma, Sandy 76 Tassopoulos, Alissa 107 Tauriainen, Ethan 156 Taurins, Nicholle 156 Taylor, Allen 107,167 Taylor, Caitlin 156 Taylor, Gloria 76 Taylor, J e n n a 156 Taylor, Randy 76 Taylor, Rebekah 156 Taylor, Stephen 76 T e n Brink, Natalie 156 T e n h a k e n , April 156 T e n h a k e n , Vicki 76 T e r h a a r , Cheryl 76 Thayer, Dean 76 Thelen, Amanda 107 T h e u n e , Allison 156, 215 Thomas, Amanda 156 Thomas, Donald 156 Thomas, Samuel 156 Thomas, T r e n a 107 T h o m p s o n , David 156 T h o m p s o n , Heather 107 Thorby, Andrew 157 T h o r n t o n , Matthew 76 T i d m a r s h , Christopher 107 Tieche, Elizabeth 108, 215 Tim, Brown 76 Tintle, Nathan 76 Titus, Wayne 157 T j e p k e m a , Laura 157, 195 Tolentino, Kathleen 157 Tompkins, Steven 108, 196 T o p p , Kaleb 108 T o p p , Stacia 108

T o p p e n , J o e l 76 T o r e n , Andrea 157 T o r e n , Daniel 108, 252, 253 T o r e n , Erica 157 Tori, Marco 157, 225 Tornquist, Reid 157 Torres, Shannon 108 Townley, Jacob 157 Tozer, Cody 108,179 T r a n , Ai 157 T r a n , Cong 157 Travis, Scott 76 Treiber, Aaron 108,188, 189 Trelenberg, Matthew 157 Trembley, Elizabeth 76 Trentbrown, Sonja 76 Trethway, Lori 76 Trice, Catlin 157 Triezenberg, Tyler 157 Triner, Claire 157, 176 T r i p p , Mary 157 T r o m p , J o n a t h a n 108 T r o m p e t e r , Caitlin 157 T r o p p , David 157 Trujillo, Jill 76 Tseng, Gloria 76 Tuinier, Brittany 157, 228

Tuls, Christina 157 Tussey, Ryan 10, 33, 157,227 Tworek, Leah 157 Tyler, Jeff 77 Tzou, Samuel 157

U Underwood, Gabrielle 157 Underwood, J o n a t h a n 157

V Vaas, Leslie 157 Valentino, Jillian 157 Valkema, Annie 77 Valkema, Pamela 77 Van Assen, Amanda 157 Van Duinen, Katie 108 Van Eck, Madelyn 19, 157 Van Enk, Leah 108 Van Hamersveld, Sarah 157

Van Heest, laime 74, 108

Van Heest, Peter 108 Van Laan, Michael 158 Van Liew, J o h a n n a 158 Van Oostenburg, Matthew 108 Van Wyk, Philip 158 Vanallsburg, Paul 77 Vanark, Dawn 77 Vanark, Laurie 77 Vance, Katharine 77 Vande Guchte, Kelsi 158,187 Vandellen, Erin 158 Vandemark, Connie 77 Vanden Akker, Shannon 33,158 Vandenberg, Barbara 77 Vandenbere, Michelle 158 Vandenbrink, Jay 158, 248 V a n d e n e n d , Michelle 77 Vander Byl, Amanda 158 Vander Laan, Jason 158 Vander Meer, Sarah 108, 187 Vander Veen, Davis 158, 192, 193 Vander Veen, Gina 108 Vander Woude, Sarah 109 Vander Zouwen, Luke 158 Vanderbeck, Jonathan 158 Vanderbilt, Bill 77 Vandergriend, Christina 109 Vanderheide, Spencer 158 Vander hovel, Nicholas 10, 109, 261 Vanderlaan, Nicholas 158 Vanderlee, Meghan 158 Vandermeer, James 7 7 Vanderploeg, Tim 158 Vanderploeg, T r u d i 77 Vanderson, Katelyn 45, 158 Vanderstoep, Jill 77 Vanderstoep, Scott 77 Vanderveen, Steve 77 Vanderveld, Katie 158 Vanderveld-, Laura 158 Index


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Vanderveld, Lyndsey 158 Vanderwilt, Judith 77 Vanderyacht, Gordon 77 Vanderyacht, Larry 77 Vanderzwaag, Connie 77 Vandoorne, David 77 Vandussen, Rhonda 77 Vandyke, Kelli 158 Vandyken, Doug 77 Vaneck, Chelsea 158 Vanheest, Jim 77 Vanheukelom, Bob 77 Vanhouten, J o a n 77 Vanhouten, Tony 77 Vanhoven, Steven 158, 167 Vanklompenberg, Mary 77 Vanlente, Michael 77 Vanloo, Shelly 77 Vanoordt, Erin 109 Vanoordt, Kara 158 Vanover, Erin 158 Vanrhee, J e n n a 158 Vantol, Kathleen 78 Vanvoorst, Nicholas 109 Vanwieren, Glenn 78 Vanwormer, Tabitha 109 Vanwyngarden, Gerald 78 Vanzanten, Sarah 109 Varner, H a n n a 158 Vasquez, Benjamin 158 Vasquez, Natalie 78 Veenhoven, Andrew 158 Vega, Yolanda 78 Velderman, Allyson 109 Veldman, Roger 78 Velthuis, Chelsea 159 Velthuis, Rebecca 78 Venlet, Sarah 159, 187 Verduin, Kathleen 78 Verhage, Katelyn 159 Verner, Lauren 159 Victory, Stacy 159 Villarreal, Melissa 78 Vincensi, Barbara 78 Vincent, Christina 159 Vis, Colin 109,249 Visser, Ashley 159 Vissers, Carla 78 Vite, Shawna 159 Vogelzang, Christina 109,176 Vogelzang, Cindy 78 Volkers, Sue 78

Von Websky, Kaija 159 Voorhorst, Katherine 159, 266, 267 Voskuil, Susan 109 Voskuil, Vicki 78 Voss, Anne 159,263 Vredenburg, Jeff 39, 109 Vredevoogd, Aimie 78 Vroom, Danielle 159 V r o o n , J a y n e 159 Vruggink, Gary 78

W Waalkes, T h o m a s 159 Wabeke, J a r e d 159 Wade, Emily 109 Wagner, Bethany 109 Wagoner, Jessica 109, 220

Wahmhoff, Timothy 109, 167 W aldvogelwarren, Martha 78 Walker, Ashleigh 159 Walter, Patricia 78 Walters, Ryan 159 Wander, Sarah 110, 234 Ward, Brian 159, 184 Warner, Cassaundra 159 Warner, Jessica 159, 176 Warner, Sarah 110, 263 Warren, Kevin 159 Warriner, Bryanna 110 Warriner, Kristen 159, 187 Wasserman, Joseph 159 Waterstone, Kathy 78 Watson, Kevin 159 Watson, Michael 78 Wauzzinski, Aric 110 Weaver, Kara 159 Weaver, Savannah 159 Webb, Carissa 159 Weber, Emily 159 Webster, David 159 Webster, Scott 159, 200 Wehrmeyer, Doug 78 Weidenhaft, Elizabeth 110 Weil, Audrey 160 Weller, Claire 110 Wells, Jessica 160 Welsch, Aaron 110,178, 179 Wendt, Christopher 110 Wendtlando, Connorleigh 78

Wenhold, Halie 160, 203 Wentzel, Chelsey 160 Weppler, J o n a t h a n 160 Wernette, Delores 78 Wessman, Leslie 78 Westenbroek, Erik 160 Westrate, Libby 160, 176 Wettack, Sheldon 78 Weymouth, Lawrence 160 Wheeler, Emily 160, 267 Wheeler, Michele 160 White, Lauren 160 White, Madison 160 Whitmer, Emily 78 Whitney, Rachel 110 Wiebe, T o d d 78 Wieringa, Jamin 160 Wiersma, Margie 78 Wiersum, Andrew 160, 175,188 Wiersum, Matthew 110, 174,175,188 Wilbur, Lauren 160 Wilhelm, Sarah 160 Wilhelmi, Erin 31, 160 Wilkie, Catherine 160 Wilkinson, Brent 160, 171 Willey, Bob 78 Willey, Marshall 160 Williams, Blair 110 Williams, Brian 160 Williams, Corey 160 Williams, Kara 27, 160 Williams, Kendra 78 Williams, Tracey 160 Willis, Angelica 160 Wilson, Boyd 79 Wilson, Lela 79 Wilson, Mary 79 Wilson, Mike 79 Wilson, Vida 160 Wimer, Hannah 160 Winegar, Melissa 160 Winne, J o n a t h a n 110 Winnettmurray, Kathy 79 Winton, Valerie 160,223 Wissink, Matthew 110 Wissink, Rick 79 Wissner, Zoann 160,187 Witkowski, Kris 79 Wittaniemi, Ashley 161 Witvliet, Charlotte 79 Wojcik, Alicia 161 Woldring, J o h n 79


Wolfe, Jennifer 79 Wolter, Amelia 110 Wolterink, Scott 79 Wolters, Chad 79 Wolters, Karla 79 Wolters, Rajean 79 Wolthuis, Lucas 110, 175 Wolthuis, Ronald 79 Woods, Andrea 110 Woodworth, Kyle 33, 111 Wooley, Wes 79 Woolsey, Daniel 79 Wren, Joshua 161 Wright, Alana 161 Wright, Colton 161,228

Zona, J o h n 161 Zuniga, Hector 79 Zupancich, Nicholas 111 Zylmantenhave, Lannette 79 Zylstra, Eric 161, 196 Zylstra, Steve 79

X Xayasane, Derick 161 Xayasane, Loikham 79

Y Yahraus, Beth 111, 195 Yancey, Hannah 161 Yang, Priscilla 161 Yanney, Elizabeth 111 Yared, Alexander 161 Yarranton, Jonathan 161 Yelding, J o h n 79 Yost, Brian 79 Youngtait, Jennifer 79 Ytterock,Jonathan 111 Yurk, Brian 79

Zahn, Lauren 161 Zanoni, Nicholas 161 Zantello, Adam 111 Zarvas, Cristiellen 161, 213 Zblewski, Jillayne 161 Zdun, Stephanie 79 Zeeff, Edna 79 Zeitter, Michelle 111 Zeldenrust, Alyssa 161 Zeller, Lindsay 79 Zessin,Jan 79 Zetterholm, Kevin 161 Zigterman, Kaitlynn 111 Zimmerman, Jeremiah 161 Zinn, Russell 161 Zkrullah, Shakreya 161 Zoetewey, James 79 Zokoe, Victoria 111 Zomermaand, Hannah 161, 187, 222

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