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W inter s Talc. Most recently starring as Salieri in the play Ainddciis at the Civic Theatre in Grand Rapids, the visiting associate professor spent time training the next generation of actors. (PR Photo) Sophomore Brandon Cota and senior Rebecca Blom play their cellos for the annual Christmas concert in the Klct/. The Orchestra pro\ ided musical accompaniment to lunch each Friday before the first-semester finals week begins. (PR Photo)

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later when candidates visited c a m p u s to drum up support. G e o f f e r y Fieger, the brash lawyer for Dr. Jack Kevorkian, visited on October 23 with a speech in the Pine Grove. Incumbent governor and eventual winner, John Engler, brought other Republican candidates to a rally the following Friday. The staff changed continued with the position that yields the power to set the course of the college—the presidency. Dr. John Jacobson announced his retirement in January, 1998. A committee of staff, professors and senior Misten Weeldreyer meet to find the new president. The two finalists visited c a m p u s after being Cutting throughh the Pine G r o v e on the way to 8:30 classes,

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Throngs of students, alumni, anxious parents, and curious onlookers lined the damp pits in the earth on the north and south sides of the Black River. Gray, overcast skies instilled an early October chill in the air. Threats of rain were ever present, yet the least worried about. The day had come. Three weeks in total of physical preparation and mental stamina, culminated into a three hour endeavor on the rope was the event in focus. The day had come for the freshman to take on the sophomores for the 101st timehonored tradition of the Pull. "It really didn't hit me until after the first half hour had passed that the thing we had been training three weeks for was actually taking place," said freshman puller. Brad Jerdon. "Then, it hit me like a brick wall." Both of the freshman and sophomore teams this year, respectively comprised of 18 pullers and 18 moralers, fought hard for the chance to take the victory jump in the river, and for the chance to triumph over the opposing team—not only for themselves, but for their team, and for the class they represent. "It became a family goal—we became a "I felt a connection between us right away," said family, and we wanted to win as a famsophomore moraler Maggie Schakel. "It became a ily. Without that connection, you're not family goal—we became a family, and we wanted going to win." to win as a family. Without that connection, you're Maggie SchakeVsbphomore not going to win." The contest between 2001 and 2002 will be remembered as the second closest Pull ever to go down in the record books. The teams, so evenly matched, used the entire three hour time allotment to strain and heave their way into Pull history. For all, those three hours contained some of the most arduous moments, both spectacular and bittersweet. The time was up; the measurements taken. Both sides waited with undaunted courage and curiosity as to who would walk away with victory, and who would walk away with defeat. The resounding cries of victory that echoed through the north side skies confirmed the results: the sophomores had prevailed. Officially, the sophomore class succeeded in pulling 43 inches more than the freshman class. Sophomore Dave Kuhrt recalled feeling confident in their success, even before it was confirmed by the officials. "I don't remember losing any rope at all. Yet there was that slight hint of dread, of what possibly could happen." After the confirmation, the team was ecstatic. "It was as if a huge weight had been lifted. Three weeks of work came down to this one final moment. It's something I looked forward to for an entire year— finally."

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On a beautiful fall afternoon, more then 5,000 students, parents, and alumni attended the Homecoming game to cheer on the Flying Dutchmen. The afternoon began with the traditional parade including a competition between the sororities, fraternities, and student organizations for the construction of the best float that represented the theme, "Children of the Eighties." This year the winners of tile competition were the Kappa Delta Chi's, which highlighted the Muppets, G.I. Joe and the Care Bears. Senior Josh Shicker said, "It was fun to be in the parade, kind of goofy to be sitting in the back of a car, waving at friends and their parents." Other groups that were represented in the parade were Anchor, both pull "This college means a lot to me, so the teams, Nykerk, and many others The annual football game followed the parade. evelit"!n|eans d LrfOk) me. I hadlb lot of The game started early and so did the rivalry iwf t O ( ^ ' \/ 1/%/ g/ / against Kalamazoo to keep the traditional wooden Gina Buwalda, senior shoe that is taken home by the winner of the game each year. The team was not intimidated by the powerful Kalamazoo team. "[The team] heard a lot of players from Kalamazoo were undefeated and that they would come out and win easily," said sophomore J.D. Graves. They overcame them with determination. Tony Petkus said, "The rivalry stirred the fire up inside of everyone." The Dutch came out with a win. Graves said, " a lot of people were there, including players from the years before and it was nice to win it for them." Petkus agreed and said, "From the perspective of not playing it was emotional, this is it. You want to perform for all the people coming back." This 24-14 win assured that for another year the wooden shoes would find a home at our College. During halftime of the football game, Shicker and senior Gina Buwalda were crowned as Homecoming king and queen. " It was an honor to be involved with homecoming. Hope means a lot to me, so the event means a lot to me. It was a lot of fun too," said Buwalda. The whole weekend was kicked off by the Homecoming Hoedown hosted by the Student Activities Committee. The hoedown was held at Tuesinks farm. Live square dancing, square dancing, and hayrides were the highlights of the evening.

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•tudents scramble to cover themselves because they believe that they are naked. The hypnotist did m a n y cruel, yet f u n n y things, to the students to entertain the c r o w d s at the Spring Fling. (Photo by Nikelle Johnson)

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Bright blue skies and loud music drove students into the pine grove on May 30th for the annual Spring Fling. Beautiful weather enhanced the inflatable games and picnic lunch arranged by the Students Activities Committee and the Creative Dining Services. The games were similar to last year and included the bungee run, rock climbing, joust, boxing,and an inflatable spaceship filled with smoke for students to zap each other with laser guns. While the games and food were inviting many students found the break from homework to be a beneficial time to hang out with friends before finals began. "I think it's a good time to relieve tension and gives the student body a chance to hang out and forget about exams, said sophomore Steve Alles. " A ton of people including all my friends, were out there and the weather was beautiful." Another enjoyed addition to the Spring Fling was hypnotist Tom DeLuca. Several students of all ages were invited to come up on stage, some not believing that they could be "I think it's a good time to relieve hypnotized. They were wrong. tension and gives the student body a "I didn't think he could do it to me," said cl^m^? to hang out and forget iiBout freshman Lindsay Maharg."! don't remember doing any of the things people said I did, but my friend f w ts Is f l ' 1 / videotaped me, I looked ridiculous." Steve Alles, sophomore The hypnotist made the students do several outrageous things to entertain the students crowded into the Pine Grove. "I can't believe how the hypnotist tied my tongue," said Maharg, "I was grunting and screaming, trying to say my name and I don't even remember it." The hypnotist also convinced the students that they were in freezing temperatures, had their shoes on the wrong feet, and were the new members of the Spice Girls. To say the least the production kept the students in stitches. The inflatable games weren't the only things that kept students busy. Artists drawing tattoos were busy in front of Nykerk. Students could also paint their own frisbees. "It was fun to hang out in the Pine Grove and hang with my friends for awhile," said freshman Jessica Lyons. "It was the last time a lot of us would see each other, so it was a good time. For many students Spring Fling offered a chance to escape work and to hang out with friends one last time before the semester finished. Overnight camping and barbecues also ended the Spring Fling weekend and added to the excitement of the end of the long school year.

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tudents meet with their O A groups to discuss c a m p u s life. O A groups are a vital part of orientation where many students meet m a n y people and learn about what goes on around the c a m p u s . (PR Photo)

J elying on the help of their neighbors f r e s h m a n at Playfair make the human chair. Playfair is the First time for the f r e s h m a n class to c o m e together as an entire class. (Photo by Carl Bussema)

reshmen Emily N i e w e n d o r p and Kari Rakosky place their painted hand on the traditional orientation banner. T h i s year, over 800 hands were placed on the banner signifying the largest f r e s h m a n class ever. (Photo by Carl B u s s e m a )

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The end of August once again meant it was time for the arrival of a new class on campus. Friday, August 28th dawned gray and rainy, but more than one hundred Orientation Assistants welcomed the class of 2002, willing and eager to help them move into the residence halls. As roommates met for the first time, rooms slowly began to look like home as familiar items were unpacked. That night, students began to get acquainted with their classmates as OA groups met for the first time. Acquaintances were made as the groups played games and icebreakers such as Secret Agent, Human Knot, and Skin the Snake. "Orientation was great. We had a great group and there was a definite connection within the group. It was fun to see Orientation from behind-the-scenes and compare it to my freshman Orientation experience," said senior "I thought Orientation was a great way Kerry Gross. to see the campus and meet the people The next day was filled with placement tests, in our class before everyone else got more OA group meetings, and one of the most back to campus." memorable events of Orientation: Play fair. Cheers and standing ovations filled the Dow Gym as the Joshua Carstens, freshman class of 2002 took their turn participating in this annual event, which is kept secret from the entering class each year. "I thought Orientation was a great way to see the campus and meet the people in our class before everyone else got back to campus," said freshman Joshua Carstens. As Sunday rolled around, it soon became time to say good-bye to family and friends from home. The newly-formed friendships and the memories from Orientation helped to make this easier. "From what I could tell. Orientation was a good experience for all. Planning it took a lot of time and hard work, but at the same time, it was very rewarding! The Orientation program is so well-organized and, judging by the responses from students, parents, and faculty, is an excellent program," said Jeff Whitmore co-orientation director. "Although this year [junior] Jenny Trask and I had a major part in Orientation, Anne Bakker-Gras is the one to thank. She is the foundation for it." All of the hard work and planning for Orientation program came together in a weekend in which the class of 2002 made memories, created lasting friendships, and quickly began to think of Hope as "home."

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Geoffery Fieger and John Engler visit to rally for the Govenors race.

Campus was given a rare opportunity this fall. Geoffery Feiger and Governor John Engler both spoke in front of crowds this fall. "Having both of these candidates come, helped put the college on the map for the political parties," said senior Kelli Bitterburg. It was the first time that politicians of this stature have come to the college. Junior Clinton Randall said, "This typically doesn't happen, so it was very exciting." Both candidates highlighted on the importance of students getting involved in the government. Because of Feiger's late arrival, many of the students had already left before he arrived. "The students that were left were the ones who were very interested in hearing him," said freshman Colleen Cleary. Feiger spoke more on subjects that were very relevant to the students and campus life. He emphasized that students need to know that their votes are very important to the political races and impact the society. Having Fieger come to the college meant a lot to the Democratic party represented here. "Having such a strong democratic party shows that our college may be more diverse than we are "By coming to the college he encour- given credit for," said junior Brad Hudkins. aged our generation and not to be apa- Although Fieger is typically thought of as a radical, he is more of a radical because his beliefs are very thetic." Clinton Randall, junior strong," said Cleary said. Hudkins also said "Fieger encouraged students to get involved in being politically active. The Republicans made a very strong showing for Engler's appearance. This was partly due to the high concentration of Republicans in Ottawa County. "I was very impressed with the atmosphere of the rally," said Kelli Bitterbug. "Engler seemed very energetic. One of the highlights of the afternoon was that the entire republican ticket showed up for the event. "By coming to the college he encouraged our generation and not to be apathetic, said Randall. "He also encouraged students to take an active role, to volunteer, or at least vote." Students taking a stand was the main point that was presented in both of the candidates speeches. Having both the republicans and the democrats make a strong showing during the race for governor gave both of the political parties at the college a boost. "We can achieve greater things when we work together," said Hudkins. Bitterbug said, "It was great for the campus. It lends support to the political atmosphere.""^

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onning conductor caps and scarfs, the f r e s h m e n w o m e n take their audience on a ride on the " C h a t t a n o o g a C h o o - C h o o . " T h e y spent m a n y nights rehearsing their motions and diction. (Photo by April Greer)

odi Kurtze (Lola) and Jennifer Sewall (Michigana Jones) break it d o w n , as narrator Jeni Huber tells the story of M i c h i g a n a Jones and the Quest for cluck, the sacred rubber chicken. T h e s o p h o m o r e play w a s written by Jessica Black w h o also produced the play. (Photo by Johnathan Muenk)

ven Year song coaches Chris Poest, M a r y B e t h M a r c h i o n d a , Melissa Nienhuis and Matt Swier stand together clutching the Nykerk Cup. All the N y k e r k coaches w o r k e d very hard before the event so that N y k e r k w a s a success. (Photo by April Greer)

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As Pull comes to a close and the classwork starts so does the preparation for the annual Nykerk Cup Competition. Nykerk has three parts Oration, Play, and Song. Each class has one orator who speaks on a topic given. Play consists of about fifteen women performing a thirty minute play. The category with the most women is Song, with between 130 and 170 girls. With both the freshman and the sophomores competing there are a great deal of people involved. Another group of people involved are the Morale Guys who are there to keep the girls motivated. Freshman song girl Lindsey King and freshman play girl Misha Neil commented on the Morale Guys. "They lifted our spirits and made practices worth going to. The Morale Guys certainly were a great part of Nykerk." The night before Nykerk everyone involved had tech practice and ran through their parts. Everyone was pumped and ready to go for Nykerk night. The freshmen Song women bonded that night by singing every song they knew that pertained to trains. Then all the girls eagerly waited to find out who their Morales Guy were, who brought roses and "It was fun to do a popular song hugs. Everyone had to make it an early night, cause everyone got into it." because the next morning everyone had to be lined up for the Nykerk breakfast at seven a.m. for a private meal and several skits by the Morale Guys. Katie Wierenga, sophomore Nykerk night was full of nerves. Freshmen Song went first and sang "Chattanooga Choo Choo" displaying scarfs and conductor hats as their props. Their song was followed by sophomore Orator, Laura Roelofs, who reminded us to "Enjoy Each Step" The Freshmen Play, "Once upon a Fairy Tale" closed the first half. After a brief intermission sophomore Song was next to go. They sang a medley from My Best Friend's Wedding, donning bridal veils. "It was fun to do a popular song because everyone got into it," said sophomore song girl Katie Wierenga. Next, was the freshman Orator. Briony Peters who spoke about her Pot of Gold. Then the sophomores presented, "Indiana Jones and the Quest for Cluck," a thrilling play with the evil darth blader after the courageous rubber chicken cluck. "Our play was a lot of fun, Jodi Kurtze and I stole Cluck from the Morale Guys after one practice and it became an ongoing war." said sophomore Play Girl Kate Butler. After all the women had shown their talents it was the judges turn to do their jobs. After just a short while the judges returned and handed the winning year's name to the General Chair, Roxanne Pascente who announced, "The winner is...The class of 2002." As the cheering died down both of the years met in the middle of the Civic Center as tradition would have it and said words of congratulations.

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On Friday, November 20 Phelps was lllled with flashing lights and students with hopes of winning some major cash. The Social Activities Committee again hosted the annual event where students can gamble with fake money for many valuable prizes. Some of the most desired prizes were a trip to Florida, a television, and a VCR. Many other students also won T-shirts, free food, and gift certificates to many local merchants. "Our cluster pooled our money and bought the TV with our winnings," said freshman Mieke Dykman. "It cost $40,0()(), but was worth it!" Students attending casino night were impressed by the decorations that SAC had set up. The walls were covered in purple and signs complete with flashing light signaled where the games were located. "The decorations were awesome," said freshman Marcy Slotman. "Every year I'm more impressed with them. I especially like how the dealers dressed up. it adds a lot." "The decorations were great. Every One of the main attractions of Casino night was year I'm more impressed with them." the chance to dress up. Students attending were asked to wear formal wear or their favorite gamMarcy Slotman, sophomore bling wear. "Dressing up was my favorite part, said Dykman. It was so much to be able to get all decked out in strange clothes, but not look out of place." The most played game at Casino Night were the Black Jack tables that filled the lower level of Phelps. Slotman said, "The best part of the night was playing Black Jack with all of my friends and winning $16,000." There were many other activities other than the Black Jack tables. Roulette tables and a bingo room also kept students busy. Many students kept busy with the food and the drink bar set up. After the tables were shut down and all of the prizes were gone the tables were moved, and students filled the room making it into a dance floor. Many students wanted to stay until Midnight when the winner of the Florida Trip was announced. The winner of the Trip and a friend would leave after the dance and head to Disney World for the weekend. This year the winner was Gwen Veldhof, a senior pre-med student.

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i What is there to do around campus? Besides studying that is. Many students have found a relaxing alternative to hitting the books. They have gotten involved in Intramurals, or lovingly referred to as IM Sports. Games are usually limited to one or two nights a week per team, which doesn't take up a great deal of time, but many find this stress reliever beneficial. Freshman Isaac Hartman said, "I got involved in intramurals right away. It's a stress reliever that if fun." Some students are also looking for that competitive edge. Junior Libby Folkert said, "I play because I love sports, but don't have the time to play on a team here at Hope." Crystal Brink agreed with Folkert and said, "It's cool that there is competition. Even between those "I got involved in intramurals right people that don't know how to play well." away. It's a stress reliever that if fun." There are also other positive aspects beside the competitiveness of intramurals. Isaac Hartman, freshman Sophomore Darren Buursma said, "You don't have to take it seriously. It's all what you make of it. You don't have to be the most competitive person to play." People that enjoy intramurals continue to participate for many years. Folkert, who has played for the last three years said, "It's a good workout and fun to do and not as serious as going for the points and the win." While the goal for IM is often the coveted sweatshirt, most participate, like Folkert for the fun aspect of it. Many not only participate in the games, but also as supervisors and score keepers. Brink said, "I enjoy it because I get to meet a lot of people who enjoy sports." There are both coed and one gender teams. Many enjoy the co-ed intramurals. "It's so much fun co-ed," said Hartman. "It's very solid and a good time enjoyed by a l l ^

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Habitat for Humanity is a relatively small organization on campus, which participates in a big way in the Holland community. You may have heard about houses being built, but students contribute in more ways in response to homelessness. Habitat for Humanity began in 1978 with leadership of Millard Fuller. He was a Christian motivated by Exodus 22:25, "If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not be like a money lender; charge him no interest." The Gospel says to help the poor, so taking the words of Exodus literally. Fuller began to help people build homes who couldn't otherwise afford it, and allows them to pay him back, charging no interest. Over the past 20 years. Habitat has evolved into a worldwide organization. Although it is a Christian ministry, Habitat seeks to assist all people who would otherwise be unable to afford their own house. In the winter season the college students worked through Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity on a house for the Yarborough family. Earlier in the year students assisted in finishing a house for the Velasquez family. In each case the family worked in cooperative effort with "We had fun sleeping outside under the many volunteers and a few paid individuals. Often stars, but 1 honestly can't imagine hav- cooperations and churches gave money and other businesses help to contribute the needed materials. ing to live that way day after day." In addition to purchasing the house, families must actively assist in the Habitat organization for a set Erin Tuttle, freshman number of hours. One of Habitat's themes is, "It isn't a hand out, it's a hand up." Not only have students built homes, many have contributed in other activities which bring together community members. On September 23, about 15 students slept outside in the Pine Grove to raise homelessness awareness. They shared sleeping bags and cardboard through the rain and gained a greater appreciation for their warm dorm. "We had fun sleeping outside under the stars, but 1 honestly can't imagine having to live that way day after day, said freshman Erin Tuttle. On October 24th a Halloween party was also held for the kids of the Habitat families. Another event that took place was a dinner held for all the families in the area who have had Habitat homes. These events help foster community between those who have purchased homes from Habitat. Habitat has also worked with the Community Action House in Holland. This past fall a candlelight vigil was held in Centennial Park. Senior Teresa Janik said, "The vigil was really awesome. It changed my perception of the homeless. The woman that spoke was homeless herself and shattered my view that homelessness is associated with drugs or lack of an education." The event, as part of Homeless Awareness week, strived to fight against the generalizations about people who can't afford to but homes.

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jDphomore Heather Douglass and senior Melissa Roop work together to saw a piece of wood for their building project. The trained and untrained the group works together to build a sturdy house. (Photo by Jack Mulder)

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As the fall semester began Campus Ministries kicked off another year of Chapel with the theme, "Go Deeper." This theme was introduced admidst the simmering embers of earlier campus conflict during the spring of "98, during which the Chapel program and staff were criticized by some for their rigid stance on homosexuality, pluralism, and general intolerance of a wide range of religious beliefs. During the summer of '98 a campus wide Chapel Survey was conducted by the Frost Research Center. The survey looked to examine the beliefs and opinions of 400 students and all faculty. The Chapel staff also conducted a self-study. President Jacobson also called in a team of four evaluators to spend three days on the campus to listen to the opinions and concerns of the college community and then compile a report to offer suggestions and advice on how to enhance the chapel program. The team met with faculty, staff, and students both in small groups, and also in two open forums. "1 came to the forum because 1 care "1 hope what could come of (the open forum) is about the college community and I'm a better understanding of how the chapel program concerned about the division and the and the entire campus community could come together for the sake of the entire community," said controversv present." James Gentile, Dean of Natural Sciences. "We do not have a good understanding now." Maura Reynolds, The forums were attended by both those who director of academic advising had complaints and praises for the programs intact. "I came to the forum because I care about the college community and I ' m concerned about the division and the controversy present," said Maura Reynolds, Director of Academic Advising. "1 feel as other do, that there will be no easy solution. I think that the chapel program has great strengths, but 1 am concerned about what I hear from students whose experiences suggest otherwise." The evaluators visited campus in September, shortly after the surveys, hundreds ot pages of analysis, opinions, and facts, were made available for the community to view. A summary of student results read: "Most differences of opinons are found not between believers and unbelievers, but between devoted Christians who disagree on the effectiveness of the the Chapel Programs in recent years." In the Chaplains' Self-Study the chaplains gave reasons for some people's perception of their staff as "unfriendly, inhospitable, and unresponsive." They also upheld their positions on the issues they were criticized and questioned for last semester." During the October Board of Trustees meeting the analysis done by the team of four evaluators was discussed and acted upon.

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nowcasing their sense of h u m o r the chapel staff show off their performing talents to introduce the chapel theme. Going deeper. T h e nine m e m b e r staff worked in m a n y different j o b s f r o m student outreach to counseling. (Photo by Nikeile Johnson)


group of students f r o m RISE meet together to discuss the religious issues f r o m all sides of the debate. R I S E stands for R e f u g e in Spiritual Expression which was dedicated to the integration of faith and learning. (Photo by Johnathan M u e n k )

oulful song fills the air as seniors Josh Shicker and A n d r e w Z w y g h u i z e n lead the students in song. As the school year began the first several chapel were held in the Pine Grove. (Photo by Nikelle Johnson)

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ario Bergner shares his testimony as a healed h o m o s e x u a l to the Holland c o m m u n i t y and the college students. Bergner discussed the views of homosexuality f r o m a biological, psychological, and Christian perspective in his speech. (Photo by Johnathan M u e n k )

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The college community invites speakers to debate homosexuality issue.

Reeverend Mel W h i t e gives his testimony of living both a Christian and homosexual lifestyle. W h i t e c o m m e n d e d the college for offering both sides of the issues. (Photo by Johnathan Muenk)

The Chapel series "Setting Love in Order," during the second semester brought a variety of speakers and opinions to campus. The series covered a host of topics including, sexual purity and Christian dating, but the subject that received the most attention was the sermon given on homosexuality. Many students and faculty a have been dealing with the question of whether a person can lead both a homosexual and a Christian life. To further attend to this question two speakers were invited, Mel White and Mario Bergner, who were asked to join in the debate and give their testimonies. Of the hundreds of colleges the Mel White had spoken at, this was his first private. Christian college. Mel White's main purpose was to introduce the lifestyle of a pastor living as both a Christian and a homosexual. White commended students for presenting both sides of the story, but reminded the students, "Do not believe I know it just because I say it." White stressed the importance of love and understanding, and continued communication about the subject Do not believe I know it, just because "Right now we have to lower the volume of our argument. We have to quit yelling across an ever say Kf 7 C / ^ 7 / C C widening chasm," said White. Reverend Mel White, White's reception was taken well by most of the campus speaker college community. Freshman Rachel Kathleen Gazda said, "It was a fresh and different approach. He really made an effort to draw everyone in." The other awaited speaker was Mario Bergner, a healed homosexual. He discussed the views of homosexuality from the biological, psychological, and Christian perspective. "Homosexuality and Christianity are in opposition because homosexuality is one of the sins that Jesus came to redeem," said Bergner, "I'm not trying to build a bridge. I just want to show that we can live with our differences and love each other." Bergner's main stand is on sexual brokenness and some people were expecting him to speak more directly of the subject of homosexuality when in fact he spoke about many sexual sins. "His speech wasn't what I expected," said Albert Bell of the History Department, "1 expected him to address homosexuality more directly, but within the context of the series I could see what he was doing and I could see a lot of techniques that he was using to get the people to react." Bergner's views on healing stirred some controversy in the college community. "He didn't draw any conclusions, but set the speech up so that the audience could draw it's own conclusion and this is what 1 found to be the most disturbing," said Junior Jill Pierson, "I felt it was disturbing how he set up and perpetuated the climate. He did not directly attack the homosexuals, but if you listened closely you could understand what he was getting at." The college continues to discuss the issue of a education within a Christian context and homosexuality.

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Students reveal their musical talent in song and instrument.

The 11"1 Annual College Musical Showcase took place this year on March 15 at DeVos Hall. It displayed several choirs, jazz ensembles, wind ensembles, and the orchestra. Highlights included various solos done by members of the Opera Workshop and quartet playing the Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 on 2 pianos with 8 hands. "[This concert] is one of my favorite concerts of the year," said Dr. Robert Ritsema, "The DeVos Showcase shows off our departments and students in the best light." The Showcase started as a joint concert featuring the band, choir, and orchestra, and has now transformed into the collage format it is today. The Brass Choir opened the program with the Weiner Philharmoniker Fanfare. It went on to feature several soloists ranging from voice to piano, with Andrea Douglass and Stephanie Fink on the bassoon. Groups featured in the first half were; the Jazz . , Ensemble, the women's chorus, selections from the u I feel very honoied to have leceived Opera Workshop, and the piano quartet featuring this award r Past people who have re- Jennie Alexander, Paul Jacobs, Jeannette Johnson, ceived the award were reaHyloutstand- and Eric Schrotenboer. 0 ene ing oeonle " ^' ie seconc ' P d with the recognition of p u tR't Ritsema, who will be retiring at the end of this year. n r ? er l sema' He had been part of the Hope faculty since 1967, proressor ot music an( j conc j uc ted the orchestra and symphonette. He was presented with the Meritorious Service Award given by the College Alumni Association. Ritsema said, " The whole award ceremony was a little strange because the night is for the students. I feel very honored to have received this award. Past people who have received the award were really outstanding people. I am very pleased to be lumped with them." The second half featured several vocal soloists featuring Larry Young, Meredith Arwady, Megan Hicks, Patricia Rhiew, and Joni Norwood, piano and organ solos featuring Jeannette Johnson and David Schout. It also included the Jazz Chamber Ensemble, the Chapel Choir, a Flute Choir, and was ended with the Orchestra playing the Finale from the Symphony No. 5 in E minor by Tchaikovsky. The DeVos Showcase was a night enjoyed by all, a glorious proof of what talent and hard work can do.

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onning their traditional robes, the Chapel Choir fills the D e v o s auditorium with mighty sounds. The choir traveled to m a n y places throughout the year and ended their p e r f o r m a n c e s at the D e v o s S h o w c a s e . (PR Photo)


o p h o m o r e Dan Lannin leads a quartet with a saxophone solo. T h e DeVos Showcase was a time for the musicians to show off their individual talents, while m a n y groups also p e r f o r m e d . (PR Photo)

he j a z z e n s e m b l e entertains the c r o w d at the annual Devos Showcase held in Grand Rapids. The end-ofthe-season concert provides the students with a c h a n c e to reveal their growth f r o m the previous year. (PR Photo)

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An effort to help the people struck by Hurricane Mitch in Honduras was started by Robin Kiay's First Year Seminar. The class was entitled "Hope for the World," and was formed by Professor Klay to teach the students that we are all connected to the world outside of campus. Each student was assigned a project to interact with a different part of the world and through contact with an alumni from Honduras, one of her students learned ot the disaster in Honduras. Two groups of five students from her class decided to use the hurricane disaster as their project, and began to raise money for the cause. They collected cans and helped with the international poetry reading to raise money," said Klay, "Good things happened other than just raising money. The students gained a great cultural experience to carry on with them." Another student that was inspired by the disaster was senior Robyn Disselkoen. "I was reading the CNN Interactive Report and was compelled that something must be done about this now, here, at Hope, said Disselkoen. When brainstorming ideas to raise money, she came up with the idea, "Five for Life." The idea was to send envelopes to dorm rooms and cottages asking for a donation of five dollars to the hurricane relief cause. "I felt, considering how wealthy we are Disselkoen said, "I felt, considering how in comparison to everyone else, that five wealthy we are in comparison to everyone else, that dollars really isn't unreasonable to hope five dollars really isn't unreasonable to hope for. for." ^ 1 / 1 / O 1/ L / / The idea blossomed as I approached Lori Fair, Robvn Disselkoen, senior director of missions at the Keppel House," she said. "She said that other people had already approached her and on that Friday Dr. Klay, Dr. Peter Gonthier, Jessica Mixer, and myself met and within an hour, "Hope for Honduras" was born." Disselkoen continued her "Five for Life" campaign as the other members of the group began different parts of the project. Over 5,000 dollars in straight money donations was brought in just under two weeks time from her idea. By that time the International Aid out ot Spring Lake had also shipped down a lot of goods at no charge. The Panhellenic Council also got involved with Kate Mac Doniels spearheading the project. The sororities collected washcloths, toothbrushes, and other items to fill hundreds of health hygiene kits for the hurricane victims, to be distributed by the Church World Service. "Images, a concert organized by the international students and multicultural office was dedicated to the cause and took a donation to help the hurricane victims with their health care. A love offering was also taken at the Martin Luther King Jr. service and over 700 dollars was raised. I was pleased with the substantial giving," said Klay. "1 am proud of the fact that the crisis not only caused a mass response, but that we've continued to extend the effort." Disselkoen said, "I was so blessed to see how a little drive", when expounded and made a priority, can make possible a bigger accomplishment, as people are willing to give a little of their time and bring their hearts together for a greater good.'"fe^

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Expanding it's wings, the world of the theatre came to life on campus through a great variety dfishows. The Theatre Department put on tour shows and four which were put on by Theatre Forum. The year began with Fiddler on the Roof by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Brock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, directed by Professor John Tammi. This classic musical deals with Tevye the milkman, played by senior Larry Young, as he struggles to understand how the changing of the times fits in with the old familiar traditions. First semester closed with the production Metamorphosis. It was adapted for the stage by Steven Berkoff and based on the novel by Franz Kafka. Assistant Professor Jean Reed-Bahle tried her hand at directing this comical nightmare.in which the main character Gregor Samsa, played by sophomore Christopher Pozzi-Johnson, wakes up one morning to find that he has been transformed into a giant cockroach. The well-known William Shakespeare play. The Winter's Tale opened the second half of the season. "I love to see a smile or 3, tear, or hear a This challenging show was directed by Michael laugh, or the <plap of hands...its a very Page, visiting associate professor of theater, who pushed students to grow and mature in their acting. rewarding ihifig!" : "Both shows [Fiddler and The Winter's Tale] Megan Radcliffe, senior brought challenges alsoâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; I was playing characters I wasn't very used to and the directors just helped me in finding what I needed for the roles. I feel as if 1 grew immensely as an actor this year," said senior Megan Radcliffe. The final production was Off the Map, a story about "a family confronting and coping with transitions and ultimately celebrates the redemptive power of human exchange," according to Director Daina Robins. Throughout the year Theater Forum produced a variety of shows, giving students the chance to learn more by dealing will all aspects of bringing a show to life. They put on, The Line that Picked up WOO Babes, directed by senior Dave Theune, The Eight, directed by junior Chris Mahlmann, Really Rosie, by Maurice Sendak and directed by junior Shari Johnson and Marisol, by Jose Rivera and directed by junior David Fleming. Junior Dave Fleming found this to be a learning experience. "It [Marisol] was a large and emotionally powerful show. And between the edgy mood of the play and all the time I spent working on it, the process was physically and emotionally draining on me. But in the end, it all was so worth while and will always be something I found intriguing." For some Theatre is a pass time, entertainment, but for most, like senior Megan Radcliffe, it is an experience like no other. "I guess it | my favorite part of theater] would be the ability to bring a bunch of different emotions to people and make them think, 1 love to see a smile or a tear, or hear a laugh, or the clap of hands. It's a very rewarding thing! I also like the ability to be somebody else besides me-kind of a transformation into the world of somebody else-1 like to also be able to bring life experience to my acting. The world of the theatre is so incredible. I'

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With a week to spare, many college students start thinking about the trips they could take. Some headed for sun and some headed around the country and around the world for mission trips. The dream of great college memories inspired sophomore Drew MacKay and junior Mike Gentile to do something a little different this year for their Spring Break. They planned to drive to Panama City, Florida and just go from there. The day of their departure, MacKay was daydreaming in class and thought of the idea to bring a canoe along to go fishing. "The canoe was a last minute thing," said MacKay, I asked Angie Locke if she had one we could borrow, she said she didn't but her uncle did. So, Mike went and picked it up that afternoon and we took off." For MacKay and Gentile, their trip took some strange turns. The duo left that afternoon in MacKay's '89 White Buick LeSabre with the canoe strapped to the roof. Some students "We thought since we were already traveled for fun, others served on mission trips. Over 300 students from the college headed to down there, we might as well keep godiverse locations. MacKay and Gentile drove straight through to Panama City, with only one major problem. While leaving a gas station. Drew, Drew MacKay, sophomore decided to be extra-careful because he didn't want to lose the canoe. Unfortunately his carefulness ended in disaster when he backed into another car. The canoe was safe, landing only two inches from the car's windshield. Their luck turned around some when they decided to go even further South to the to the Keys where they found a nice campground on the Grassy Key. "It was kind of a shock since it had a heated pool, two hot tubs, and a bathroom," said Drew, "We had been sneaking into RV parks the whole week just to get a good shower." In the keys the two snorkeled, caught lobsters and fly fished on the flats, even catching a shark. "We had no money by the time we got to the Keys, but we made it home, so it's all good, said Gentile. The students who traveled on mission trips, however, were more prepared and signed up for their trips in February and worked to raise their money. "We meet once a week for bible study and we have sent out letters for fund-raising," said junior Matt Mahaffey. "Even though we need the financial help, the prayer support if the most important to us." Even though many of the trips taken during Spring Break are different, they are a welcomed break from the stress and frustration of college life.

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e r f o r m i n g his duty as the grand marshall of the H o m e c o m i n g parade. President Jacobson w a v e s to the crowd. During his time as president, the c a m p u s enrollment grew to nearly 3,000 students. (PR Photo)

Advancement Front R o w : Deb Nykamp. Sandy Tasma. Barb Osbum. A m y Sasamoto, Shari Vandermay; Back Row: Robert DeYoung. Lois Miller, Glenn Lowe, John Norden, Jim VanHeest, Kim Salisbury.

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Art Front R o w : William Mayer. Jacqueline Carey. Carol Mahsun. John Wilson; Back Row: Del Michael. Steve Nelson, Judy Hilhuan.

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President John Jacobson concludes his legacy of leadership. resident Jacobson stands for a photo in the living room of his 1896 home. Dr. Jacobson served as the thirteenth president the college's history, following in the tradition of strong leadership. (PR Photo)

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John Jacobson has built a sizable legacy in his 12 years here. Building projects, fundraising, student programs, and the college's reputation have all taken a considerable leap forward during Jacobson's tenure. One of Jacobson's first duties as president was to undertake a major fund drive, one that finally concluded in 1994. Raising upwards of $58 million, the drive substantially increased the endowment. "The fund drive was very important," said Jacobson. "It has been a major factor in avoiding higher tuition costs." The fund drive also provided monies for financial aid and faculty salaries. The Chapel program benefited from the increased endowment as well, receiving funding that helped create the voluntary service that enjoys a large percentage of student participation. Under Jacobson's leadership, the outstanding faculty have been attracted, as well as increasing in size. Student enrollment levels during Jacobson's tenure has grown by 300 to 400 students. Also the quality of students has improved. Standardized test scores and high school CPAs of incoming students have risen dramatically since Jacobson assumed his position as president. The physical size of the College has also grown under the direction of Jacobson. The Van Wylen Library, though started before his tenure, was opened. Links between Van Wylen, Van Zoeren (the old library), and Vander Werf were created, generating the Vander Plex at the west side of campus. Sports facilities have also been developed in the past 12 years, including the creation of the DeWitt Tennis Center, a new soccer field and fieldhouse, as well as the renovation of the football practice field and intramural fields. Haworth Conference and Learning Center was built and opened through the leadership of Jacobson. A place for visitors and meetings on campus, the center has already proven its worth to the College community, along with the attached

Cook Residence Hall. Houses have been moved and purchased by the college, creating the cottage districts along 14th Street and other locations on campus. The college also acquired a series of buildings along 9th Street which were removed to create more student parking lots. More than four other lots have been added to the campus, in an attempt to remedy the overuse of parking facilities. The College has also expanded into cyberspace during Jacobson's tenure. "I am very pleased with the campus' wiring of computer and cable lines," said Jacobson. "We have created computer labs throughout campus, as well as allowing students to connect their own computers to the internet through the Hope College mainframe." Faculty programs have received great recognition during past years. The Visiting Writers Series has achieved fairly widespread recognition and expanded. The natural sciences have also been excellently recognized. They receive ongoing funding for Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) from the National Science Foundations and a number of other private foundations and personal donors, keeping the College a leading position in the field of undergraduate science research and education. The academic prowess of Jacobson is evident from the recognition individual students receive for their merits. Three Marshall scholars were produced during Jacobson's tenure, and many others have received fellowships and grants from a wide variety of graduate institutions. Despite all his successes as the president, Jacobson feels that he was but a part of the college's achievements. "None of these are my doing," said Jacobson, commenting on the list of successes during his time in office. "They were all done by a great variety of different people. I had the pleasure and privilege to assist how I could.

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Technology carries learning into the next century. Technology. It surrounds everyone as part of daily life. Aside from the obvious internet, computers control banks, telephones, traffic lights, utilities, and other essentials. Now they have made their way into the classroom as a teaching aid. "Technology has continued to shape the way Hope College educates its students," said Rebecca Van Dyke '96 graduate and director of special projects for Computing and Information Technology (CIT). Over the summer, CIT purchased several new computers for use in classrooms. Two of these were Gateway Destination computers. Built using the latest hardware, these systems also feature 36-inch lonitors and wireless keyboards and mice, making them especially suitable for presentations or collaborative work. CIT also bought new computers for general use in labs in VanZoem and Lubbers. Then they assembled similar systems on portable carts with (jectors, so the image from the computer could be displayed on any white background, such as a slide screen. Teachers could use these computers to demonstrate how to use specific software for their classes, then students can go to the labs and use the same programs there.

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"Faculty are quickly finding innovative ways to integrate technology into their teaching methods and students are continually finding new technologies that furthers their own learning goals," said Van Dyke. Besides the new systems, CIT also added several internet-based services to aid teachers. The first is a room reservation request system. Using a series ot pull-down menus, teachers can indicate what types of technology and the computer will identify an appropriate room. It also gives instructions for reserving the room. One of the most interesting services is the DISCUS Discussion Board, developed by senior Kevin Paulisse and professor William Polik. Using the World Wide Web, students and teachers can post messages to various forums and topics. Some teachers assign students to post things and others simply leave the area as a place students can discuss the class or homework. According to Van Dyke, the future of technology is an exciting thing to think about. "It has been fascinating to watch technology weave its way into the 'traditional education model at Hope and we are excited for what is yet to come."

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Chemistry Front Row: Donald Williams, Michael Seymour, Matthew Elrod, Elizabeth Sanford; Second Row: Graham Peaslee, Joanne Stewart, Nicole Bennett, Maria Hledin, Rodney Boyer; B a c k R o w : Stephen Taylor, Jane Vyvan, William Mungall, Michael Silver, William Polik.

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students' lives are filled with papers, tests, studying and friends. They learn to balance their social lives and their academic lives together. Some people, however, have taken on even more and must learn to mange their time more carefully. These students have taken on leadership positions for various organizations and activities on campus. How do they find time for it all? "I've got 16 credits," said senior Dana Marolt, Student Congress President. "I use every minute that I have, whether it's fifteen minutes before a meeting or five minutes while I'm waiting for someone." WTHS general manager senior Mike "Norm" McCune agrees. "I work very hard. It becomes routine. Whenever I have some free time I have to study, especially because I'm a double major." Most people who are leaders of an organization are involved in other activities as well. "I'm not just the editor of the Anchor," said junior Mike Zuidema. I'm also involved in Orientation. 1 write for the Milestone, I'm a DJ on WTHS. I'm involved in intramurals, and I have a part-time job at the Lakeshore Press." Despite the time these activities take up, these student leaders all give various reasons as to why

they choose to be actively involved. "I do it because I love it. I enjoy working with other people," said McCune. Junior Jenny Trask, one of the 1998 Orientation Directors and current co-director of the Social Activities Committee also appreciates the opportunity to work with other people. "I learned a lot of useful things from planning the Orientation program. The staff this year was incredible, and that made it so much easier and definitely worth the time and energy." For the other people, these activities give them experience in what they want to do in their futures. "I'm involved with the Anchor because it's what I want to do for a living," said Zuidema. "It's a challenge because I never know what's going to happen. I just have to roll with the punches." Do these students feel the sacrifices are worth it? "I really enjoy it. I think it's a lot of fun," said Marolt. " It's a great experience." Would they recommend other students stepping forth and taking part in activities such as these? "Being in college is all about great experiences," said McCune. You should utilize your four years in college and get involved.

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Tradition The Joint Archives celebrates its 10th anniversary with a new exhibit and opening their dooi)rs to the public. There's

a lot of history nestled in the lower level of the library. Celebrating their 10th anniversary, the Joint Archives houses the historical collections of the College, Western Seminary and the Holland Historical Trust. ^ They have collections of documents ranging from the letters of Congressman Peter Hoekstra to photos of the Pull from 1923. 'We've put a real emphasis on access," Director Joint Archives Larry Wagenaar said. "An archives is only as good as its ability to find things when it comes down to it." The stall' has stressed making the collections accessible to the students and community members, many of whom do not know about the sources available for research:|| Willing to help, me staff works with those who wonder how to research Holland's past. "We do quite a bit of curriculum support with either small groups of students or with individuals," said Wagenaar. "We have one class working on an oral history." Research materials like letters and personal reflections provide a source unlike traditional research from books. "Students are used to working with books," said Wagenaar. "They are less experienced with primary sources. We teach students how to use them. Hope students have a unique resource that is not available to many undergraduates." Each of the instilulions had their colls different states of preservation! "There was no professional care," said Wagenaar. "The [Holland] inuseum's records were stuffed in a vault in City Hall and WestenVMere in a storage room. The College' s were the naBt accessible." \ M Once the institutions ^ | h S 速 ( b e i ^ i s t o r i c a l items in the archives, it was possible for the

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the college was looking for an easier way for students, faculty, and staff to communicate via e-mail and also be able to keep up with the basic demand of the users. Computing Information and Technology (CIT) went looking. In trying to find a good system that would be able to accommodate the growing need, CIT found that WebMail was the best one available on the Internet. They also looked at Eudora, but with this setup all of the messages would be saved to that particular computer's hard drive. For a personal computer it would be fine, but for the lap computers around campus, it posed a problem. When students go home over break and want to check their e-mail, they have to option of doing so with WebMail since it is web-based. "WebMail is still in its experimental period," said Carl Heideman director of CIT. "But the problems are now better than they were before." CIT's decision was based on listening to the students, faculty and staff around campus about what could be done to make e-mail communications better on campus. CIT also wanted an e-mail system that would be a lot easier to teach incoming freshman. So far, the freshman class was using it far more than the upperclassmen. For senior Dan McCue, WebMail is the faster and easier way to communicate now that he can use a mouse rather than key commands. "I love WebMail," he said. "I am a hybrid person when it comes to computers. I like using a combination of a keyboard and a mouse."

CIT is still watching the numbers to see now many people on campus connect to WebMail. The WebMail system crashed three or four times in the fall semester. One of which was due to an Internet outage over which the college had no control over. Others were due to the fact that there were more users than expected. There are advantages to having WebMail v e r s | s the original VAX system. WebMail has spell-chcv. k, an address book, a place that will allow users to create folders for specific e-mails. There are a f e w extra steps involved in spell-checking or creating a new folder and alscf in creating a user address book, but it is worth it in the end. The VAX system was convenient but was never able to offer spell check or an address log. Users of VAX often used the system for a long time, staying logged in for the whole day. With the VAX a user could get on and stay on. CIT is predicting that eventually the VAX wi system will be eliminated within a fe\( Webmail becoming the only way to mail. "You can organize WebMail a lot better,'" anl McCue. "I have eight or nine folders where I h a v ^ all of my different e-mails from friends or my family." With the changes in place, some are holdi fast to the familar VAX. " I ' m a VAX-Hope faithful," said sophomore Sally Smits. "Mostly I ' m used to ut and I ' m a creature of habit. Plus, I don't have to use a mouse. I like the keyboard commands."

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Choice速 Preparing for the President's retirement, the Search Committee looks for the perfect candidate.

M u y s k e n s consults with senior student leaders Dan M c C u e , Becky Schmidt and Paul Loodeen at a reception held at the Haworth Center. During his visit Muyskens made it a point to meet as many students as possible to hear their ideas. (PR Photo)

When president John Jacobson announced his plans to retire on January 22, 1997, the Board of Trustees was met with the overwhelming task of finding a suitable replacement. Members formed the sidential Search Committee to begin the process of jding through applicants and nominees that stretched over the course of many months. "Our efforts resulted in a large pool of qualified idates," saitl Joel Bouwens, Presidential Search tee Chair. October, the committee narrowed their search to up of sefiiifinalisis, from which they selected two candidates ut ter a series of off-campus inters. Candidates Dr. Jarasgs Bultman of Iowa and Dr. James Muyskens of Georgia were then invited to visit campus in mid-November. Bouwens shared his enthusiasm for each of the candidates. "Clearly there is a strong consensus among the members of the Search Committee that both Dr. Bultman and Dr. Muyskens are capable of providing strong leadership for Hope in the next phase of its development," he said. These sentiments were echoed by a number of administration members. "I'm excited about both of these candidates," said Richard Frost, dean of students. "Both of them are very well-qualified. The opportunity to participate in a presidential search does not happen often and it can provide students with a learning experience." Bultman, president of Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, a 1963 graduate and was also active as a coach, professor, and dean while on staff.

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"I have a deep affection for this institution and its people," he said. "It's humbling to be considered for a position at an institution of Hope's stature." Muyskens is currently the senior vice chancellor for academic affairs for the University System of Georgia in Atlanta. While he has little direct affiliation with the school, he expressed his interest in the quality of education here. "I recognize that Hope has a strong reputation of academic quality and has helped its students to become highly successful. Hope's small size and quality programs are an asset to its students." During their visits, Bultman and Muyskens met with a variety of members of the campus. These meetings ranged from formal discussions with administrators to informal talks with students and community members. Candidates were also able to attend campus events, such as a chapel service and lunch in Phelps Dining Hall, in order to gain a sense of the atmosphere. Each candidate also shared his thoughts on the college experience. "I feel college is a time for students to develop intellectually - to grow, stretch and wrestle with ideas," Bultman said. "It is an important time to interact with individuals of different backgrounds and I see Hope doing that now more than ever before." Muyskens also echoed Bultman's viewpoints with similar thoughts. "The broad scope of understanding that a liberal arts education gives will help students relate better in unfamiliar or unexpected situations," he said. ^


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Front Row: Cheryle Jolivette. Catherine Mader. Kevin Gardner. Back Row: Darryl Thelen, Paul DeYoung, Peter Jolivette, Peter Gonthier, Graham Peaslee, John Krupczak.

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Political Science Left to Right Jack Holmes. Joel Toppen, Annie Dandavati, Robert Elder, James Zoeteway.

President's Office Front Row: Kalherine Mcrvau. John Jacobson, Jr.. Mary Wilson

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n an Organismal Biology lab, sophomore Kristin Koeingsknecht prepares a specimein for discetion. In the three-hour lab, class m e m b e r s took the skills learned in class under the scapel. (Photo by A m a n d a Black)

Provost's Office L e f t to right: Susan F c l d k a m p . Jacob N y e u h u i s , Barbara Massoink, A l f r e d o Gonzales.

Public Relations Front Row: Karen Bos; Back Row: Greg Olgers. Kathy Miller. T o m Renner, Lynne Powe.

reshmen Kelly Smallegan and Ryan Smarszcz e x a m i n e slides f r o m their biology lab at the preperation area of the rat room. As new biology majors, the duo worked with several animals in Peale ranging f r o m rats to turtles. (Photo by A m a n d a Black)

Public Safety Front Row: Duano Terpslra. Mike Lafala, Todd Lynema; Middle Row: Elaine Van Wieren, Mary Van Vels, Kathy R a n s o m . Don Tuuri, C h a d Woliers; Back Row: Chris Gesink, Jerry Gunnink.

Religion Front Row: Jeff Ty ler, Steven Bouma-Prediger. Boyd Wilson; Back Row: Allen Verhey. Jenny Powers. Barry Bandstra, Lynn Japinga, Phil Munoa.

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N o other science major can boast about the time and preparation it takes for labs like natural science majors can. The first to figure this out are the freshmen that take these labs in the fall semester. "The worst part about my Chemistry 111/113 lab is that it usually goes over the three hours that is allotted, and I don't have a lot of time to spare," said freshman Sharon Ronopka. "It takes so much time and you only get one credit." Unlike other classes, science classes consist of three hours of lecture and one three-hour lab a week. The total amount of credits for both the lab and the lecture totals fours. Many students find that the three hour lab isn't the worst pail. The pre-labs, post-labs and lab reports consume a lot of their time. "The actual labs reports are a pain," said freshman Emily Schwartz. "You have to write in a lot detail and they take forever." The main freshmen science classes with labs are Biology 150 and 222 and Chemistry 101 and 111/ 113. Many freshmen have both a biology and chemistry lab, but prefer one to the other. "Chemistry is so much harder than biology. If something goes wrong in the lab, you have to go

back to the beginning and redo the whole thing," said Schwartz. Sophomore Dave Bannow also found frustration in the rewrites. "The redoes in the lab are what take such a long time. They are almost worse than the lab writeups." The chemistry and biology labs differ widely in how they are completed by the students. "Biology is mostly collecting, observing, and finding molecular approaches to phylogeny," said freshman Mike Rusk. Bannow preferred biology labs. "In [chemistry] lab we have been working to find a known and an unknown substance by running through a series of tests and flow chai he said. "Chemistry is also a lot different because you work more individually, instead of in groups like we do for biology. Working with people is a lot better." Whether in chemistry or biology, the opportunity for freshmen to work in labs help them gain insight on the time and preparation it takes to be a science major. For many, it is an eye-opening and character-building experience.

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iJces found on the tops of buildings, andom Nerf gun warsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;who said missing out on ;hose lazy days of summer to do research wasn't 'orthwhile? Several students donated their summer vacations :o stay at college and work with professors on ;pailmental research projects. This program was legun by the National Science Foundation, of which Hope is a participant. This national program began as Research Experiences for Undergraduates. The NSF fimds this program to allow full-time undergraduate students to conduct full-time (40 hours per week) research in their chosen field. Each student receives a stipend and free campus apartment housing for the lO-l I week program. Dr. Tim Pennings headed the Hope Physics REU for the 1998 summer session. The department did an experiment at Notre Dame University using Notre Dame's particle accelerator. Students assisted in the experiment, and the continuing research after, largely through data analysis. J j i "We measured the energy of particles...looking Hror effects [of the experiment] not [yet] described at this time," said sophomore Matt Goupell. Goupell was among the group of physics students who worked with Dr. Pennings. The Computer Science department also took part this REU program. Two of the 11 students researched and developed a computer program currently being used in the GEMS Computer Science course. The project began with researching elements of

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an interactive environment and how they are implemented in Java. Java, for those not fluent in the technological jargon, is a programming language for any type of computer, but is especially popular on the World Wide Web. Sophomore Daron Vroon, one of the authors of the Java Development Environment, explained Java and its use. "We wanted to create a simple environment for programming Java applets and applications; basically a little word processor that has the ability to program these applets." The team then submitted a paper of their research to a group that publishes a national computer science (C.S.) journal. If the paper is approved, the team will have the paper published in this journal. Members will then travel down to New Orleans during Spring Break to present this research project to other C.S. educators. The physics and computer science departments weren't the only departments to offer this opportunity to their students. The biology and chemistry departments also provided students with this unique opportunity to work among the professors conducting research. While most students were enjoying the "dog days" of summer, these specially selected students were busy gaining valuable experience in their field with strong resume-building experience. Think spending your summer stuck doing research is not worth the time? When else would you have the opportunity to drag Dr. Pennings' (unlocked) bike up to the roof of Peale?

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Left to Right; Perry Landes. Michelle Bombe. John Tammi. Jean Bahle, Michael Page. Richard Smith.

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njoying the cooler fall weather, senior Erin B e c k m a n reads with a elementary school student f r o m the area. A s elementary education major, Beckman had the chance to work with children f r o m throughout the community. (Photo by April Greer)

itting in the entry way of Van Wylen Library, j u n i o r Andrew O h m reads his English homework. The front lobby b e c a m e a popular study spot as evening rolled around. (Photo by A m a n d a Black)

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By Kristin Lamers and Katie Hamilton

Finding the perfect study spot becomes a mission for most students.

Y o u do it everyday for hours at a time, cramming your brain full of information you won't have to remember three months later. Everyone studies differently, but it doesn't matter how you do it, just as long as you get it done and do it well. But, where's the place to do it? The biggest element is the noise factor. "I study in my room, on my bed with the TV on," said freshman Megan Murphy, "I don't have a roommate so 1 need to make noise because I don't like it when it's quiet." On the other hand, freshman Jaclyn Smith said, "I study in the library because it's quiet. You can get a lot more done there than in your dorm room." For some people it's a comfort issue. Freshman Andrea Mulder said, "I study in my dorm room, on my bed because it's how I studied at home and I can't sit at my desk." Junior J.D. Graves said, "I do it in my dorm room. It's not very loud in the hallway. I like to study there because that way I don't have to leave. It makes it easier for me."

Some students add a little variety when the weather turns nice. Some go to the beach or outside. "If it's nice out, I go out in the Pine Grove," said sophomore Todd Dye. Others stay inside, but just need a change of scenery. Freshman Stephanie King said, "I study in my room at my desk, or out in my cluster if I want to socialize." Other students chose other places on campus. "I study in the Kletz for a change of pace and if I'm hungry and want to watch TV. except when the arcade thing is on. That drives me out of my mind," said sophomore A.J. Cameron. For as many different people that attend college, there are as many different types of studying habits. Some people discovered what works in high school, and it stays the same throughout college. Others had to learn a new style of studying. For the most part, it's finding what works for you and sticking with it until the job is done. ^

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n 1957, a group of young women banded together. They were a oup bonded by friendship and bursting with individuality; they were the Alpha Gamma Phis. When the Alpha Phis were created they put their trust and faith in friendship. They state their motto as, "Friendship, anchor of our strength." With this motto the women have kept a timely tradition, a growing tradition. The women of Alpha Gamma Phi have grown throughout the past few years. The member size has gone from 13 in 1997 to 31 active members. This group of young women educated 11 New Members to the Alpha Gamma Phi tradition this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;eleven new members each with her own individuality. Their individuality is important for they promote their differences as a unified group. This individuality can be seen in the events that they participate in, which their Executive Board helps bring into being. The board for the fall semester consisted of senior Elizabeth Baker as president, junior Rachel Meengs as vice president, and sophomores Sara Richmond as treasurer and Anna Holt as secretary. This board for the first semester helped plan the activities including volunteering at Freedom Village for Christmas caroling. The spring semester board of seniors Melissa Ooms as president, and Kelly Barton as vice president. Junior Sara Richmond again served as treasurer, and sophomore Adriann Knepshield as secretary. The board's main task was organizing New Member Education. It was two weeks long as tradition predicts and included such events as an informal hayride and a formal weekend. Both Executive Boards also put on other events such as volunteering for hospice dinners and again volunteering at Freedom Village for tea. The women of the Alpha Gamma Phi also have events inside of the community like their literary meeting with the Knickerbockers. They also have some fun. The girls like to express their individuality and spend time with their friends on nights when it is just the girls. Girls night out involves fun times with roller skates and just being together. From the women who have joined this tradition this year, to those who have been in the fold for four years, the tradition continues to grow. From roller skating to singing the Alpha Gamma Phis have created new friendships from a group of pure individuality.

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len of ancient Arcadia valued individuality. That has not changed T)r the men of the Arcadian Fraternity. Modeled after the ancient province in Rome, the members of Chi Phi Sigma maintain strong ideals. The history of the province is a history of the defense of freedom. Though the neighboring, militaristic Spartans made many attempts to conquer Arcadia, they were never really able to conquer it. Arcadia recovered from every defeat to create on of the earliest democracies of Ancient Greece. A federal regime was created in which the various cities retained their autonomy and individuality while the citizens elected representatives to the government. The Arcadians did not loose sight of the individual. Carrying those ideals into today, the fraternity aims to be a great one, living up to their motto, derived from their Greek letters. The activities of and characters of the members help accomplish to goals of service, friendship, and wisdom. They understand the necessity of service to any organization that wishes to realize its full potential. Their colors stand for ideals as well, with blue standing for loyalty and white standing for purity. The men in blue are leaders on campus, participating in several events ranging from Student Congress to the Union of Catholic Students. Arcadians also played varsity football and tennis as well as participating in hockey, cheerleading, Lacrosse and cross country. Athletes sat on the Student Athletic Advisory Committee and well as being a student athlete representative to the MIAA. Varying their activities, Arcaidans sang with the Gospel Choir, explored science with Tri Beta and the Psychology Club and filmed videos for Video Services. The chances to serve were plentiful within the organization. Senior Jay Wallace served as second-semester president with junior Kyle Schaub as vice-president. Junior Chad Mixer was treasurer and junior Robbie Allison was recording secretary. As corresponding secretary, senior Chris Sandro helped out as did sophomores Chris Howell and Jacob Maas as social chairs. With 35 members, the Arcadians welcomed their new members with activities ranging from Pizza Night and Blimpie's with the Boys. According to the Arcadians, their most meaningful rush event was Arkie Life. Alumni gave speeches explaining what being an Arcadian was all about.

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Cosmopolitan Fraternity, founded in 1890 as a literary society, strives; to strengthen their members socially, intellectually, and morally. Traditional events are extremely important to the Cosmos with their Red and Green party with the Sigmas, the St. Patrick's Day party with the Sibylline Sorority, and the Great Dionesian with the with their sisters, the Delphis. The men also participated in a beach sweep with the Delphis, where they met together and picked up trash at Holland State Park to make it a cleaner place for people to visit. The cosmos also participated in an AIDS walk. With the highest CPA of all the fraternities you can also be sure to find the Cosmos hitting the books, placing an emphasis on academic growth as well as social growth during their college years. You can also find the Cosmos doing their favorite thing, playing Frisbee Golf, doing work for Habitat For Humanity, volunteering for CASA, coaching and pulling in the Pull, partaking in the Chemistry Club, and even on the Homecoming court. Seniors Brent Rowe and Mike Adamski were both honored as members of the Court. The Cosmo rush was very successful this year with over 15 new members. The rush events that the Cosmos planned included: rock climbing; sledding and a cookout to attract new members to the brotherhood. The fraternity also had a rush informal to get better acquainted to the men that were attracted to the fraternity. Their motto is "Unity through diversity." The 50 members of the Cosmopolitan Fraternity bring their own, unique individuality and personality to promote the tight bond of brotherhood and the establishment of friendship, progress, and truth.

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Uwty motto of the Delta Phi Sorority is "Friendship is a horizon which Jxpands whenever we approach it." The group of 75 distinguished young women came together to foster friendship and establish unity. One way in which the Delphis grew closer together is through several service projects. Some of their projects this year included a Halloween celebration for children in Holland, volunteering with Women in Transition and Hospitality House, the AIDS walk, and hosting a Spring Fling for the children of Higher Horizons. Delphis also believe in tradition and fun. The Halloween party with the Fraters, formals in Chicago and Traverse City, the Scandalous Couples date night, the toga party with the Cosmos, and the Delta Phi Christmas party are all events in which they participate in annually. The Delphis favorite event of the year was the canoe trip that took place in the fall on September 12. This trip was a new edition this year and the delphi's plan to take a canoe trip every semester now. "It was a beautiful day, just for the Delphi's on the Manistee River," said junior Tenille VanEck. The Delphi's take pride in their involvement in many things including. Pull, Nykerk, Mortar Board, Student Congress, and several Varsity Sports. Highlights in their involvement were the crowning of Senior Gina Buwalda as Homecoming Queen and the Greek Academic award for the highest grade point average among the sororities. The Delphis also cherish the tradition of inviting New Members. With almost 30 new members joining the sorority, the Delphis are proving to be a very successful place for young women to come together and enjoy the tradition of friendship and unity.

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60 members of Kappa Beta Phi have a goal. The Dorian sorority â&#x20AC;˘ks to not only know its creed in word only, but hopes to reflect the characteristics of a Dorian sister through its actions as well. They want the creed to be actually lived by each of its members in her simplicity of manner, strength of purpose and beauty of character. Side by side, bound together for a lifetime, the Dorians promote the growth of spirit and instill a sense of camaraderie in each other. Through thick and thin, these women are united. The Dorian sorority was originally founded in 1921 as a literary society and thrived on the campus until it was forced to disband in 1971 due to financial problems, changing needs, and a division over the Vietnam War. In 1988, it was refounded at a small restaurant in Grand Rapids called Olga's Kitchen. The new founders felt that the sorority would add the missing piece to Greek life at the college. From then on, the sisters celebrated their new beginning and future friendships through serving the community and their other sisters. This diverse group of women represent a variety of groups on campus. Members can be seen in virtually every academic department. "I think it is our diversity that makes us so unique," said junior Annie Jakosz. One way in which the Dorians built sisterhood this year was in a joint weekend retreat and cleanup effort at Camp Geneva. Their weekend proved to be a big success and was much appreciated by the Geneva staff. "My sisters have challenged me, supported me, encouraged me, and pushed me to go farther," said senior Roxanne Pascente. "Being a member of a Greek organization at Hope has provided me with so many opportunities for growth and has instilled in me the importance of friendship, loyalty, and love beyond anything I could leam from a b o o k . " ' ^

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Emersonian creed states, "Love— a deep affection and warm feelg for another; a strong fondness or enthusiasm. Honor—high respect; esteem; recognition; distinction; Success—the achievement of something attempted." The fraternity lives life through these words—words that carry a strong message. These words promote the moral, intellectual, and social development of its members. The Emmies, 57 members strong, were involved in many activities which fostered their development as individuals as well as a fraternity. For one of their favorite events throughout the year, they participated in a CASA lock-in with the Sigmas and the Sibs. They spent the night at the Dow with the young students to reward them for their hard work. They also spent time with the local Boys and Girls Club of Holland. They constructed a Haunted House to benefit the organization and just to allow the kids to have a fun time while being in a safe environment. Some of their service projects this year included volunteering at the Evergreen Commons on a Saturday morning and they put together many Thanksgiving baskets for several Holland families. While the Emmies are busy doing work in the community and in school as well, you can find many of them participating in extracurricular activities such as baseball, football, track, and hockey. Their involvement on the athletic fields is just another example of the Emersonian fraternity's commitment to excellence to their overall college experience. The Emmies are not all business, but they are serious when it comes to fun. This year, the fraternity placed second in the annual Greek Week after winning first place the previous two years. Second place was not a let down due to the fact that the week allowed the fraternity to forge closer bonds with one another and it also provided friendly competition with the other Greek organizations on campus in a friendly way. The Emmies were founded in 1919 as the Emersonian Literary Society and in 1929, as there became an increasing need for an additional fraternity, the transition was made from a literary society to a fraternity. Today they continue both traditions.

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en of Knickerbocker have always been a smaller Greek organiMtion with an extremely tight bond between its members. The 19981999 school year proved to be a year of promise for the Kappa Eta Nu Fraternity and they succeeded in carrying on the great traditions of its past members. As always, the Knicks kept up their goal to improve the social, moral, and intellectual sides of their members during the school year and put on several functions that brought students together such as the annual AIDS Reality Concert, Knick-or-Treat, and the Multiple Sclerosis Can Drive. The Knickerbocker Homecoming Informal brought active members and alumni together in a night of nostalgia and fun, "We worked hard this year to bring the Knicks closer to the campus as a whole," said junior Craig Tommola. "Some would say that we are in a rebuilding time now, but our strong brotherhood and commitment to excellence has helped us stay strong over the years. As the year began, the Knicks had six active members, but with the largest New Member class in a decade, the fraternity ended the year 12 strong. Many of the newly activated members were excited about the recent surge in the membership of the fraternity. "I just hope that we can keep increasing the numbers without sacrificing the tight bond that Knickerbocker gives to us," New Member Patrick Glaub said. "I can't wait until next year so that I can take part in all the traditional events and participate in Rush and New Member Education." Since its creation in 1909, Kappa Eta Nu has been a part of the College and even in its days of severely low membership, its members have held on to the values of their founding fathers. Through hard work and dedication, the Knicks have done just that.

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IWlriving for academic excellence, the 16 members of the Alpha Kappa Pi Fraternity use each other for support. Their goals also include providing close-knit bonds necessary for the exchange of ideas. The group is also committed to striving for open-mindedness. The newest fraternity on campus, the group was founded on these principals in 1996. It was founded to be Greek organization that placed emphasis on academic ideals. Over the past seven semesters. Alpha Kappa Phi has brought together individuals of diverse academic and social backgrounds. International students find the a comfortable place in the group. This year, three students were a part, including brothers junior James Sitati and sophomore Jacob Sitati from Narobi, Kenya. Academic excellence is a valued asset for these men. A 3.0 CPA is required, but not for the purpose of excluding. The requirements exist "not because grades are an absolute measure of success, but because strength of character is what enables a strong mind to realize results," according to their website. "A Promethean is someone who is in college for a somewhat traditional and oft-neglected purpose; to be educated. He enjoys the learning process for all its trials and revelations. The discovery of the unknown, the expansion of awareness and knowledge, and the thrill of creationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;these are all things from which the Promethean takes pleasure." The men in green and white welcomed four new members this year, increasing the size of the growing group. The group felt is was an important time for passing on the traditions know only to members of the group. When not in classes or working, members of the fraternity liked to kick back and play cards or video games. They also enjoyed watching the Simpsons and the X-Files.

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ma Iota Beta Front Row: Annie Ervin. Amber Witt, Laurie Chalifoux, Maria Cipolonc, Jani Fisher, Beth Paarlberg. Jennie Alexander. Jen Chalifoux, Stacy Bitterberg, Erin VanDyken. Maureen Williams; S e c o n d R o w ; Emi Teshima, Kathleen Whitfield. Andra Anotnelli, A m y Ka^marski, Sarah Johnson. Sara Sudnick. Dawn Broekhuis, Andrea Kopacz, Tarn Blacquierc; Third Row; Maribeth Huizenga, Kelli Berggoetz, Heather Bledsoe, Elizabeth Bennett, Krisona Pecora. Pegey Klott, Anne Schrock. Chrisli Lutz, Sarah Stein, Mindy Fischer, Stephanie Hyma, Jenny Dukes, Anne Houseworth: Back Row: Mandy Pryor, Gina Rowe, Molly Billideau, Carrie Koop. Stephanie Frcriks, Elizabeth Stroh. Vanessa Timm.

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ccording to their creed, the women of Sigma Iota Beta believe the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit; therefore we shall keep it strong" and "in the glory of the out-of-doors; body, mind, and spirit attended to all created things." The members strive to live up to that and the rest of the creed, including keeping the mind pure. A yellow rose represents the sorority, great in number. The colors of sky blue and chaste grey make them easy to identify on campus. The Sibylline Sorority stands for friendship, love, and loyalty. It was founded in 1919 for the purpose of intellectual, moral and social development of its members. The Sibylline women strive to uphold the values and beliefs set forth by their founders by setting a good example through serving the college and community. From their beginnings as a literary society, the organization has grown into the largest and one of the most active on campus. The list of services ranges from volunteering at hospitals to leading a Young Life Group. SIBs have stepped into the banks of the Black River as Pull reps, coaches and Moralers. They have hit the soccer fields, basketball courts, track, and softball fields. Studying around the world, the women in blue have visited Vienna for summer school and spent a semester at sea. Preparing for life after college, SIBS participated in the Pre-Law Club, political science honor society, history honorary society and the premedical honor society. Alpha Epsilon Delta. Helping the community, the women have participated in the AIDS Walk, Walk for Warmth and IVE League. Working to prevent campus assault, members educated with CAARE and polished political views with the campus Democrats. The women have been active in leading within their own organizations. During the second semester, senior Alissa Blaising served as president while senior Molly Billideau helped as vice-president. Sophomore Kristina Pecora was secretary, and junior Stephanie Hyma was treasurer. Junior Sarah Stein and sophomore Meribeth Huizinga took charge as social chairs. Blaising, Hyma and senior Vanessa Timm added extra hours as Rush co-chairs, helping to welcome the next generation in the Sibylline Sorority.

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ยง ne Interfraternity Council is designed to integrate the purposes of Fraternity life with the mission of the college in a manner that enhances both. Representatives from all of fraternities serve on the IFC board to foster harmonious and efficient interfraternity relationships as well as with the college community. Senior Adam Hudson served as president. The Panhellenic Council is made up of three representatives from each sorority on campus, one for each year, who are dedicated to the success of Greek Life. Any Greek issue is presented by Panhel to the Campus Life Board which helps in representing Greek life as a whole. The Council promotes Greek life through the Infinity newsletter, Greek speakers, fund-raising, leadership building, as well as coordinating special events such as Greek Week, service projects, and Rush. The women kept busy with several retreats. During the week of Orientations, the Council presented a series of speakers and activities. The group attended a retreat at Grand Valley as well as one at Purdue University. The Council also kept busy with issues they faced for the first time. They put together care packages to send to Honduras in the aftermath of the hurricane. Members of all sororities donated their time and supplies to the cause. Greek Life 101 was also introduced in which New Members were educated about the aspects of Greek Life before New Member Education began. This year, the Pan-Hel executive board was served by senior Sara Van Hoose (Sigma Iota Beta) as president, junior Kate MacDoniels (Sigma Sigma) as vice president, junior Tenille Van Eck (Delta Phi) as secretary, and junior Trena Hedley (Sigma lota Beta) as treasurer.

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anding for leadership, friendship, and service, the members of Ala Phi Omega bring a new focus to campus. As a co-ed and national service fraternity, the group is unlike others. The group revolves around community service, they are interested in finding members that like to help others, have fun, and want to learn and grow from other members in the group. Active in the community, Alpha Phi Omega sponsored several service events throughout the year. They hosted blood drives with the Red Cross, worked at the Community Action House, and took on the responsibility to keep Camp Gerber clean. Along with those outreaches, the 18 members of Alpha Phi Omega donated their time to help battered women and children at the Women in Transition Center. As their main fund-raising event, the group raised funds for a bone marrow drive. Working with a local bank. Alpha Phi Omega members raised money from the college community through donations and pop can drives. In March, community members came to the Holland Civic Center to have their bone marrow tested and listed in the national registry. The test normally cost $70, but fund-raising efforts made it possible to collect the gift of life without a cost to donors. The group also rushes twice a year, so potential members who want to travel off-campus can join the group whenever it best suits them. New members and actives attended two sectional conferences at Saginaw Valley University and the University of Michigan. Active on campus since its founding in 1960, the Nu Beta Chapter worked to raise funs the Anchor statue outside of Graves Hall. ^

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F eniors Amanda Schneider and Heather Wesp, sophomore Brandy Schneck, and juniors Court Buchanan and Nate Bair take a break f r o m their work to pose for a picture. The Alphi Phi Omega Fraternity was dedicated to the service of the college. ( A P O Archives)

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B'-^Jlowship of Christian Students (FCS) serves a unique purpose on campus. FCS is student-led, neither an extension of the Chapel Program nor a product of an individual church. Still, the main goals may have some overlapping with these institutions. And yet, the purpose is not defined or limited to these institutions. Some of these goals include to provide a mature and Biblical witness of the historic Christian faith to the College community, as salt and light to a fallen world; to spread the saving message of Christ Jesus first to their fellow students and second, to their fellow human beings beyond this campus. To encourage spiritual maturity and development in those who already profess Christ as their Lord and Savior, through Biblical teaching, public worship, group prayer, and fellowship among members of the body of Christ was also a goal. The 100 members of FCS kept busy during the weeks. Along with classes, homework, and other extracurricular activities, the members held meetings on Monday nights and played Walleyball and held prayer meetings on Wednesday nights. Some of their other activities for the year included a fall retreat to Cran-Hill Ranch and a spring retreat to Camp Brethren Heights. They were involved in many service projects as well by participating in bell ringing for the Salvation Army at Christmas and doing service work at the City Mission. They also held fun activities to do some group bonding. FCS members put on their ice skates at the Edge, held an Orientation Luau, pulled out their cards in a Euchre tournament and dressed up for a wacky Return to your Childhood party. Throughout all of their activities, the focus remained strong and clear; to grow spiritually as individuals and as a group.

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(mm ^ ^ H ^ e n t y members of the Union of Catholic Students (UCS) are committed to the spiritual growth of their members through playing an active role in the overall Christian family of the College. Students of UCS are devoted to the spiritual growth of its members. Group members concentrate on four areas including, spiritual, educational, service, and social interaction. They work toward these goals through weekly meetings and social events, and also by attending mass as a community on Sundays. For the first time, the group organized a spring break mission trip, taking an urban plunge to Chicago. Organized by the Claretian missionaries, they were able to assist in park cleanup, working in a soup kitchen, helping out in English as a second language classes, and working with a youth group. The annual Spaghetti Dinner was another important group event that was a success. This dinner is put on by the UCS members and generally supported by members of the college and Holland community. UCS was founded several years ago, but has since increased its membership dramatically. Membership, while sometimes reaches as high as 40 students, usually rests at 20 member during meetings which allows the group for a more intimate faith sharing. UCS strives to incorporate the traditional ideals of its mission and faith into a modern setting that inspires and encourages its members. Along with FCS, the members of UCS cosponsored a Day of Prayer which ended with the voices of both groups coming together to sing and share songs in the Chapel.

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Ferris Bueller m o v i e as their Homecoming float. On the sunny Saturday, the g r o u p advertised s o m e upcoming events. ( U C S Archives)

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hether on the air or in print, keeping students informed and entertained were the missions of WTHS and the Milestone. With over 60 DJs and twelve members of on the Editorial Board, the campus station brought music to the local airwaves every day at the frequency of 89.9 megahertz. The station broadcasted an alternativemusic format, with several DJs hosting their own specialty shows with music ranging from Christian rock to the Grateful Dead hour. The year began a little late for the station after a transmitter broke. While waiting for repairs, the station broadcasted at lower power. In September, the repairs were complete. Returning to the station, DJs began broadcasting their shows. In April. WTHS brought in bands as a part of the Earth Jam. With a live remote broadcast, bands like Voda, and Paisley dAve played a live set. Junior Howdy Bouton manned to station inside while sophomore Justin Savara roamed the crowds with a mike. The Milestone had a very good year. In terms of staff training, production and speed of completion, 1999 was one of the best yet. Eleven editors stepped up and added their talents to the completion of the book. Without regular staff meetings, the sections editors found people to write, take photos and lay out pages. Some designed the pages while others made sure the copy was written well. Other staff members worked in a variety of areas, following a team-based approach. Over 20 staff members added to the design, wrote copy or took photos. "The time that I had working on the pages was a valuable learning experience," said sophomore Emily Gisleson. " T h e editors like to teach with a hands-on approach, which is the best way to learn production and the best ways to make a yearbook. I will be ready for next year when 1 step into an editor's position." The production of this book combined an innovative design and strong coverage of the people throughout the year. With concentrating on a re-organization plan, the staff as a whole looks forward to the early return of the book, the first one in three years. ^

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f ^ a c h i n g for his share of the pizza, j u n i o r Editor in Chief Mike Z u i d e m a grabs, while senior staff reporter Mike M c C u n e finishes his dinner. The staff spent many hours in their office, often eating dinner in. (Photo by Nikelle J o h n s o n )

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TeaWl ith a limited number of varsity sports, athletes interested in other sports turn to club teams to satisfy a need to play. These athletes dedicate time and a large chunk of personal fiances to be a part of the team. The sailing members were willing to organize practices, fund-raisers, and plan for races all on their own. These eight students represented a broad spectrum of sailing levels and experiences that all contribute. This year the team competed at two levels: the Big Ten Division One level and the M1AA level. They competed in many Regattas in places like Madison, Wise., Western Michigan University, and Michigan State University. The highlight of the year came when the team made it all the way to the semifinals for the Midwest Collegiate Sailing Association (MCSA), finishing one place shy of going on to the finals. The team was defined by eight dedicated and serious racers with experience and background in sailing and racing. In the first year in which the team had to go to a selection process, the students were picked from a group of more than 15 students who wanted to participate. The Sailing Team mad a name for themselves among their competitors this year. The team practiced and competed in more races and built a strong foundation on which next year's sailing team will have to stand on. Lacrosse also built a strong foundation. Entering their 25t,' year of competition, the nearly 30 men and women carried on the tradition of donning helmets and crosses. On Monday, April 12, the team beat the Alma Scots. They also broke .500 for the first time in six years. It bested the number of victories over the previous, making this one of the stronger seasons in record. Guided by senior Zac Young, who served as president, the team competed around the state. They played in a tournament against MIAA rivals Albion and Alma and the non-college affiliated Grand Rapids Lacrosse Club.

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ere's life outside the walls of campus. Volunteer Services and Career Advisors help students find their way into the community. The Center for Volunteer Service got a fresh start this year. For two years, the Center had disappeared, but this year resurfaced after Susan Frost, the director of student issues/leadership, approached junior Kate MacDoniels about getting the Center up and running again. During the fall semester, the office and outdated files were cleaned out. MacDoniels then sent letters to the organizations the Center had previously been involved in, as well as additional agencies which may have an interest in involving students as volunteers. As the letters and phone calls came in, MacDoniels worked to gather and organize the information given by the agencies and what their volunteer needs were. This included visiting various agencies, speaking with the directors, and seeing the facilities in which students could volunteer. By second semester, much of the grunt work had been completed and so Frost and MacDoniels began working on a grant proposal to gain funding to organize and implement a service day for 12 to 14 first-year seminar classes for the fall of 1999. Their hope is to make students more aware of the positive effects of volunteering. Said MacDoniels, "All in all, this year has been quite productive for the Center for Volunteer Service from behind the scenes, however, my goal for the future of the center is to have more student interest and involvement." The six members of Career Advisors have one thing to say. "We know how we don't want to be remembered...as those people sitting in your hall behind the huge Career Services banner waiting for someone-anyone-to come talk to us. Remember us as those who brought Double Dare to Phelps and let you get messy while learning about what Career Services can do for you." Juniors Elizabeth Anderson and Chris Frentz, sophomore Drew Mackay, senior Emily Ratering, and juniors Aaron Schantz and Stacey VanderMolen spent time planning fun activities to catch attention. Some of the events were Career Night at Phelps, an Academics Majors Fair titled, "Make up your mind in '99," where representatives from each academic department answered student questions, a Residence Hall Outreach, and the publication of Career Connections newsletter. Through these projects the six students attained their goal of doing outreach for the Office of Career Services in away that encourages students to begin their career planning process sooner rather than later.

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ortar Board is a national collegiate honor society for outstanding college seniors. Forty members strong, this group's Greek letters. Pi Sigma Alpha, stand for scholarship, leadership, and service. The members are selected based on their achievements in these three areas. The board exists as an opportunity for exemplary seniors to come together with a similar desire to serve the campus and community. This year Mortar Board was involved in many community projects. Mortar Board and the Delphi Sorority teamed up for a trick-or-treat outing for canned goods. The food collected would be put into Thanksgiving baskets which went to families in the Holland area. The Mortar Board also organized a Thanksgiving dinner for the international students on campus. The board developed the H.O.P.E. Award, which recognizes outstanding professors and put together an appreciation social to honor professors' commitment to education. They played a key role in organizing drives throughout the year, assisting Alpha Phi Omega with the blood drives they sponsored. A children's book drive was facilitated through Mortar Board in cooperation with many Holland merchants and Community Action House. The group concluded their year with a formal induction ceremony for next year's members. The national organization was founded in 1918 and the Alcor Chapter at Hope was chartered in 1961. Stepping away from the norm, the Mortar Board was started by women and men were only invited to join after 1975. The mortarboard is a symbol of ancient honor and distinction, which the men and women the college generously display through their school work, student leadership, and their commitment to serving the Holland community.

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^ 1 0 Baker Scholars stand outside the Ford World Headquarters during their tour of the facility. The g r o u p continued to explore various businesses around the Detroit area, learning the different opportunities available in the business world. ( B a k e r Archives)

A visit to the Bloomberg Information C o m p a n y in Manhattan was j u s t one stop on the Bakers' trip around N e w York City, as they toured various big businesses. T h e g r o u p stands with H o p e Alumnus Bob Hartt, standing second f r o m the right. (Baker Archives)

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^^iker Scholars visit inner-city Detroit and the Renaissance Center, The Scholars met with Paul Hillegonds, the former Speaker of the House and current executive director of Detroit Renaissance, (Baker Archives)

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nique opportunities abound, giving this group of carefully selected sTudents many chances to connect with and learn from successful business leaders. This is not something that is easily provided in a classroom. The Baker Scholars, a group of economics, accounting and business administration majors, received many opportunities to interact with area business leaders in Holland, helping each member to prepare for the business world they will encounter after graduation. Approximately five sophomores are chosen each year from the pool of applicants to participate in the program during their junior and senior years. The high point this year for all ten members and their advisor. Professor Tony Muiderman, came when the group took two major trips within the United States, In the fall, they traveled to Detroit, While there, the group visited the Ford World Headquarters and the Henry Ford Estate, They also made a stop in inner-city Detroit with Paul Hillegonds, the former Michigan Speaker of the House and Executive Director of Detroit Renaissance, Visiting New York over Winter Break allowed the students time to visit Wall Street, the American Stock Exchange, the World Financial Center, and the Statue of Liberty. Students also got to meet and visit with alumni Bruce Tanis and Bob Hartt. These hard-working, devoted students and their advisor made sure to take time out to develop the most important skill of a successful business-person. The annual golf outing proved to be great fun for all involved! In addition to traveling around the area and to different parts of the country, the Baker Scholars found time to share their knowledge through tutoring students in the business department. Creative juices flowed as the "Exchange," the departmental newsletter, was produced. In addition, the group attended a Holland Business Roundtable Breakfast. Established as a scholarship in 1937 by George F. Baker, the founder of the First National Bank of the City of New York, the program ended in 1977. President Gordon Van Wylen then petitioned for the continued use of the Baker name and the group has remained intact.

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bth concerned with making campus life stronger, Student Congress and the Social Activities Committee (SAC) provide students with a voice and some fun. Congress gives students the chance to express political views and participate in policy-making while SAC gives the chance to plan events. This year was filled with ups and downs for the Student Congress. The organization, which serves as a liaison between the administration and the students, is made up of 25 representatives for their entire student population. This year, as part of the Annual Speaker Series, Student Congress invited speaker Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to speak on our environmental destiny on February 18 in Dimnent Memorial Chapel. The turnout for the event was very high and surpassed the expectations of Student Congress. Like everyone else on campus. Student Congress was affected by the continuing homosexuality debate. However, the group caused a little controversy of its own as it rescinded an invitation to hear Mel White speak. Choosing to hold a discussion instead, the group eventually decided not to pursue any more action for a well talked-about event. SAC wanted their events to well-covered. "Jest for the fun of it!" was their slogan. About 16 students come together to represent the entire campus community in bringing fun and positive entertainment for our campus. The purpose of SAC is to provide quality entertainment while recognizing and providing diversity in issues of society, culture, gender, as well as the format of the entertainment. This is done in a team approach that will foster the development of character and skills that may be utilized beyond each individual's college experience. This year SAC's co-directors, senior Erin Overmeyer and junior Jenny Trask, along with the committee members, brought us a Labor Day picnic, several comedians, the annual Creative Dating, Homecoming Hoedown and parade, the ever popular Vegas Night, Exam Week Extravaganza, Winter Fantasia, and at the end of the last week of classes. Spring Fling. SAC was recognized by the National Association of Campus Activities and awarded the Great Lakes Region Associate's Choice Award. The group was also one of six nominees for the National Associates Choice Award and was given four awards at the NACA Great Lakes Regional for publicity.

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academic intrests fun, the History Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta d the German Club seek to broaden students knowledge. Phi Alpha Theta encourages its members to "seek truth" through real dialogue and discussion among its members. One way the group facilitates discussion is by the invitations of many renowned speakers, including a February visit by Rodolfo Fattovich, the lead archaeologist on the dig at Aksum, Ethiopia. The group is comprised of the history faculty and 24 students, who are history majors or minors who have met GPA and credit requirements.Their goals are to bring scholars to campus and, in the interest of expanding their own minds, to do activities that further the study of history. While they never leave their history roots far behind, the group also takes time to relax and to enjoy each others' company. In April, Phi Alpha Theta held a potluck dinner where more than food was shared amongst the group. It was a time at the end of the year where the group could share their experiences and laughter. German speakers also wanted to spend time sharing what is important to them. Although the original German Club was founded in 1952, it was reactivated by Wielke Saunders during the March of 1998. Saunders was a German exchange student and a teaching assistant for the German courses offered here. Despite the fact that the club is only in its infancy, it has participated in many activities. These activities have included movie night for which the group watched Schmutzig Tanzen or Dirty Dancing, the film Beyond Silence which was shown in the Knickerbocker Theater. The club did a couple of skit for the Christmas party, including "Frau Strands Visit from Santa Claus" and "Tracy and Jen's Four Hour Dessert." Sophomore presidents Tracy Miller and Kristin Sorenson helped with a discussion group in the Critical Issues Symposium and several members attended a Leadership Conference. The German Club uses these many activities to promote the German cultural experience and show the community that learning about other cultures is fun as well as educational. The goal of the club is to proudly represent those who speak German, German majors and minors, students in the club, and anyone who may simply have an interest in the German culture.

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students like to carry their learning beyond the required classes OTthe major. Psi Chi is a national honor society whose purpose shall be to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology. The 22 members of Psi Chi have met rigorous qualifications to be part of the elite honor society. There are approximately 50 members in the Student Social Work Organization who make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. The group, comprised of social work majors, is a way to provide students with opportunities to interact with each other, promote community participation, and to encourage personal opinions. Along with Psi Chi is the Psychology Club. Any student interested in psychology can be a part of the organization which promotes special interest lectures and activities. As a continuing effort from last year, Psi Chi and the Psychology Club continued to have joint meetings and have one executive board. Combining the groups has proved to raise participation and also provides more unity between the students in the Psychology department. To prepare students for life after college, the clubs held several seminars on different aspects of the graduate school experience. These seminars ranged from general guidelines of how and when to apply to grad school to specific details behind obtaining good letters of recommendation. In November, many members of the group delivered Thanksgiving baskets provided by a local church to families in the Holland area and during the week before Christmas Break, the group held a pizza party as a way to socialize and relieve stress before finals. The social work organization also reached out into the community. To intertwine the college and the community, the students initiated many service projects. They organized a hat and mitten drive that included all of the campus and the donated items were sent to Women in Transition. Some of their other projects included a Casa lock-in, a joint effort with Habitat for Humanity, and an adoption of two teens during the Christmas season to fulfill Christmas wishes. To close out the year in April, the members of Psi Chi held and induction luncheon to receive the new members of Psi Chi for the 19992000 school year. Through their community actions and interactions with one another, the Social Work Organization is looking to, and pushing for, the wellbeing of society. ^

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ach year in the middle of September the tradition of The Pull begins. Moralers show up for classes with buckets and water bottles, and dirty pullers show up in Phelps for dinner. First, there is a rally to encourage freshmen and sophomore men and women to try out for Pull. Practices begin on a Monday, with the sophomore veterans returning, hoping to be called back along with some new hopeful recruits. Dozens of freshmen show up to the first practice, but only the toughest remain. The grueling three hour practices each day are not for the weak spirited. They are for the people with grit, and the people with the will to survive The Pull. Surviving the practices is not about physical strength, but of inner strength and mentality. After the first week of practice, including the all day Saturday practice, the coaches make their final decisions on who will remain. These are the 20 men and women who get to experience the pain and suffering and joy associated with this event. For the next two weeks of intense training, and ripping rope these people build a team, and become a family. Pits are dug, duct tape vests are made, hands are bloodied, bodies are bruised, and warriors are formed. Finally the day of The Pull arrives. Pullers and moralers march to their pits. Even Year on one side of the river. Odd Year on the other. Soon the three hour madness begins. Total, forty-three inches of thick rope determined Odd Year as the winner this year. After three years of defeat Odd Year Pull Coach Mike Adamski said after winning, "It was amazing and such a release to jump into the river. It was especially nice with the Pull team who made such advances since last year."

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Front Row: Luke Smith, Mandy Creighton, Josh Brugger. Rebckah Brown. Jon Kopchick, Mindy Fisher. Paul VanderLaan, Erin Selmer, Josh Strand. Anne Schrock, Chris Cappa, Second Row; Sarah Johnson. Mary Wyciechowski. Monica Chemick, Courtney Mun/ Samantha Sandro, Carol Miller. Becky Broughton, LeanneCook; Third Row: Greg Morton, '" "erry Bums, RamezMilad. Jason Schroeder, Jacob Scheidler.T^ler Southwell, Emily Hutchins; Fourth Row: Julie Asher, Elizabeth Pyle, Jenn Peeks. Amy Woolard. Cli/abeth Fothergill, Erin VanDyken. Betsi Mulder, Laura Meengs. Cara Klapp. Andrea Gratton, Maureen Williams, Elizabeth Miranda, Back Row: Steve Purtell, Selh Pdhncr. B o b Remes, Matt Vanderhyde, Steve Haulenbcek, Charlie ^'hitney, Ben Falk. Mark Foreman.

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VI Nykerk Play I-nml Row: GeotT Abbas; Second Row: Matt Fivlz, Aime Evans, Jessica. Adam Hudson, t hird Row: Dave VanderLaan. Justin Savara, Jeff Petkus, l im Bollema, Andrew Lotz Back Row: Michelle Michalski, Katie Butler, Tersea Carey, Liz Sermuir. Jennifer Seawall. Jeni Huhner. Jodi Kurtze, Angela Baldino. Kate Rivesl. Sarah Pedely. Megan Brax.

'02 Nykerk Song '02 S o n g : Jessica Abbott, Amanda Anderson. Carrie Arnold, Julie Asher, Sarah Ashley. Amanda Ausen. Becky Austin, Amy Avery. Laura Baker. Ashley Barriger, Hannah Bira, Kellie Bleecker. Kalie Bode, Brennne Bonn, Kristen Borst, Brea Box, Anne Bradley, Diana Bray. Susan Brower, Tricia Brown. Jaimie Brush, Maria Bultman, Bethany Buege. Megan Burkart, Jamie Burke, I aura Burns. Meredith Care, Beth Carter. Jessica Case. Laura Collins. Ginger Connor. Ruth Cortright. Cristin Cramer. Kristin Debbink. Susan DeKam. Jodi DeHaan. Christen DeVries. Lisa DeVries, Sarah Dieter, Tavia Di Salvio, Jessica Droste, Mieke Dykman, Beth Evans. Sarah Fensler, Laurie Fromsma, Elizabeth Fothergill. Lori Geuder. Jenna Gerbens, Abby Gibbs, Katie Gibson, Meghan Goergc, Julie Green. Candaee Grocnhof, Karen Halm, Maren Heiberg, Suzie Hekman, Sarita Hoekzema, Julie Hofman. Sarah Hokenson, Jenny Hodges, Marianne Hoyt, Jenny Huber, Erin Hughes. Elizabeth Husa. Sabrina Johnson. Sara Johnson. Lindsay Johnville. Alicia Kancshiro. Laurie K;irsten, Lindscy Klepper. Lindsay King. Stephanie King, Anna Kohls, Sharon Konopka. Katie Kossen, Rachel Kuhl. Kristin Lamers, Kammy Larr. Tracy Leman. Marta Liang. Heather Linz. Sara Made. Julie Matchett, Nancy Mayo, Kris McMillen, Katie McNcely, Carol Miller. Katie Miller. Misha Molter, Kiplynn Moore. Jenny Mudra, Andrea Mulder, Angela Murphy, Renee Munich, Laurie Beth Nedervcl. Kim Nemic. Julie Norman. Karen Olson, Heidi Osmundson, Anne Ottemess, Erin Peet. Rachel Pcshick, Maureen Peters. Brooke Peterson, Andrea Philipps, Heather Post. Kristin Pott, Eron Powers, Kara Pranger. Radical Pridgeon. Ammie Pries. Sarah Proulx, Kari Rakosky, Jenny Raupp, Tiffany Ripper, Kristin Sabol, Kristin Schneider, Liz Schofield. Michelle School). Kara Schwicterman. Lauivn Seymour, Yoko Sezai. Teresa Sheffield. Rochelle Schrewsbury. Silverthom, Emily Small. Alison Smith. Larissa Smith, Piper Spratt, Dana Stehouwer. Emily Snyder. Alaina Stojic. Sarah Stoepker. Sarah Sudniek. Miriam Takish. Kate TeWinkle. Emily Thornton, JessicaTischendorf, Kalie Torgerson. Jen Traxler. Krisly Truax. Heather Van Wingen. Christa Van Dort. Stephanie Vcnard. Amber Vredcvoogd, Annie Wagnild, Allison Watt. Jamie Werth. Amber Wesche, Brooke Wever, Nicole Wide, Lindscy Wolf, Amy Woolard. Jennifer Yob, Megan Zeneberg, Jessie Zlmbeman; Morale: Ryan Black, Bob Bradford, Mike Brevet, Isaac Hartman, Nathan Haveman, Mika Hulliberger, Branden Johnson. Pat Kinne, Sam Klooster, Jeff Lubbers, Chad Lutke, Kent McCoy. Chris Meyer, Jeremy Phillips, Jamie Schloten. Malt Scogin, Josh Spalsbury. Greg Town, Jake Van Pernis, Noah Wenger, Kevin Wollhuis, David Yang. Matthew Vaderhyde; Couches: Mary Beth Marchionda, Melissa Nienluus. Christopher Poest, Matt Swier.

V2 Nykerk Play Front Row: Chester Schrer. Meridith Akins, Mike Anderson. Amy Moldenhauer. Darin Crask, Second Row: Beckey Wiechman. Kil Schultz, Jill Nyquisi, Meryl Humphrey, Elizabeth Bennet, Erin Wysocki, Misha Neil. Kristina Bell; Third Row: Caroline Summers. Lindsay Maharg, Heather Dusiin. Sara Philips, Kim Droscha. Jackie Ryczak; Buck Row: Stebe Pertcll. Jason Schroedcr. Malt Slehle. Justin Moore, Jay Huft. Keith Cravotta. Ian Samson. Nicke Reister. Chad Gihby, Charles Kroll.Tim Grover, Josh Filing, Jacobe Seheidler, Josiah Dykslra.

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adition. Fun. Friends. Laughter. That is what Nykerk is ail about. Ts not about competition or talent, but of unification. Nykerk is a tradition that began 63 years ago by Dr. John B. Nykerk. He introduced the event so there would be an all female competition that was not about talent, but of making friends and having fun. They plays are to make the audience laugh, the orator's job is to make you think, and the songs are supposed to be fun and entertaining. During the three weeks of practice, the girls are encouraged by their morale guys. The moralers serve as a booster and as support for the girls. Every practice is attended by the guys where they do skits, and they leave notes with flowers or candy on the girls doors. Anything for a smile or a laugh will do. Morale is important to the success of Nykerk for keeping up the spirits of the participants. Adding to the aspect of a friendly competition odd year and even year draw secret pals. They leave their pals notes of encouragement and sometimes candy. "We get to know more people this way and it makes Nykerk less competitive," sophomore song girl Rachel Miller said. The final week before the competition is an exciting one. Odd year and even year come together for a candle light walk around campus. The girls meet their secret pals and sing songs including the alma mater. This year, in honor of President Jacobson and his retirement, the walk ended at his house. There he was presented with flowers and two Nykerk sweatshirts. He received this gift because he was an important part of the event, promoting Nykerk and offering his support. One of the most important parts of a Nykerk competition are the people behind the scenes. These are the thirty-one students who make up the committee members and are in charge of publicity, finding judges, and trying to agree on issues and ideas. To make certain that there is teamwork, and in an effort for a good experience the committee goes on a retreat in the beginning of the year. "This makes it a lot easier to work together," said General Chair Roxanne Pascente. "We had a good committee with a lot of spirit and energy." This year the committee focused on faculty publicity, and getting the community involved. Nykerk ended with the Nykerk Cup going to even year. As part of the tradition, as well as to promote unification the two years "met in the middle," showing what the Nykerk spirit is all about.

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s a campus tradition, the upperclassmen rushed out to meet the "aces on campus. And, it seems, to run off with their belongings as well. In the spirit of Orientation weekend. Orientation Assistants (OAs) look to ease the tension freshmen are feeling during the "firsts" of college life. This includes carrying refrigerators, couches, clothes, and delivering other personal belongings to dorm rooms. Orientation is a time for new students to dive right in to the campus community. Orientation Directors (ODs) and assistants provide an atmosphere of fun and silliness as well as comfort. Traditional ice breakers, such as "The Human Knot" and the "Cup Game," are played in team meetings, tennis shoes and expended energy come out during Playfair, and entertainment is provided by "Orange and Blue For You" and Groovin' In the Grove. The Orientation staff, after much preparation over the summer, arrived a week before the new students to learn how to facilitate group discussion, to try out the ice breakers on each other, and how to answer any questions new students might have. The OAs were assigned to small groups led by an AD to ensure successful training and group bonding. While Orientation is focused more on incoming students, not all the fun is reserved for them. The OA Olympics is a time for the OAs to compete against one another in crazy games and chance to strut their stuff by performing wacky skits. OAs also get plenty of laughs from their ADs during full Orientation staff meetings. The ADs went out of their way to make sure a good time was being had by all. On Friday morning, an hour before students were scheduled to arrive, the Orientation staff collected to make the Wonderful Circle. Outside of Kollen Hall, the staff threw their arms around one another and shuffled around a circle until someone yelled, "Stop!" and gave a compliment or some energy boosting statement to pump one another up. With this last bit of motivation, the OA's were off to celebrate the beginning of a new year with new students...and to rush off with all their stuff!

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Resident Directors Shcri M e y e r - V e e n . Ellen Awad, M a r y A n n P e n n a s a n g . Kim M e n d e l s , Jennifer K m c i a , Doreen B e l l / , D o u g B a / u i n . W e n d y Sturrus, N a n e y Shrode. Lisa Knapp, A n i s s a Mihalek, Angela Tracy, A m i t y Weeldreycr. S t u d e n t R e s i d e n t D i r e c t o r s ; Ryan Miller, I.ori Gum.-. R o x a n n e Pascente, Jackie Williams. Todd C h a s s e e . M i c h e l l e Haidiic. M i s l e n

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finishing first in the Michiintercollegiate Athletic Asso| Q i | n for the first time since 1987, the Flying Dutchmen were hoping to build upon their new success. Dutch football had finished fifth, second and first in the three short years with Dean Kreps as head coach. The Flying Dutchmen set themselves up for late season showd o w n with p e r e n n i a l f o o t b a l l power Albion. They started the season 1-2 in nonconference play, and marched their way past MI A A members Kalamazoo, Adrian, Alma and Olivet, setting up their clash with the Britons. "We were on the right swing leading us in there. That was what we wanted to do and we were in there," Kreps said. The contest was similar to I 9 9 7 ' s game. A 28-25 victory handed the Flying Dutchmen a share of the conference title, tied with Adrian. In 1998, Albion set the tone e a r l y and o f t e n . T h e B r i t o n s crushed the team, 44-0 and set the Flying Dutchmen reeling into their final came with conference newcomer Defiance. The Dutchmen dropped the sea-

son-ending game and finished the season 4-2 in the MIAA, good for second place and 5-4 overall. "It was fun. The big change this year was that our guys expected to win," Kreps said, "whenever we go out on the field. They know that if they go out and play well, they're going to win." Offensively, the Flying Dutchmen were looking to throw the ball more than they had in the past. That was due, in part to the departure of All-American running back, 1998 graduate Brandon Graham, who accounted for 70 percent of the Flying Dutchmen offense. Leading the Flying Dutchmen attack was returning quarterback seniors Justin Wormmeester and running back Marty Gravelyn. "I give [Gravelyn] a lot of credit. He's been a backup for three years and hasn't slacked at all," Kreps said. "[Wormmeester] is probably the best leader on the team. Even the lineman look up to him. He's especially a take charge guy in the huddle." The defense was led by senior AII-MIAA members Adam Paarlberg and Dave DeHommel. "Defense is a strength with the returning starters," Kreps said.

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j j i n g r a t u l a t i n g her t e a m on a win, c o a c h M a u r e e n O d l a n d c h e e r s o n h e r s e ni ors , Kristi L a n g e l a n d , H e a t h e r Velting and B e c k y S c h m i d t . D u r i n g their c o l l e g i a t e careers, the senior c o - c a p t a i n s h e a d e d to t w o of the three N C A A t o u r n a m e n t a p p e a r a n c e s f o r the t e a m . (PR P h o t o )

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Intinuing the rise to the top of the J n B , Lady Dutch volleyball com i b t i d their best season ever, making their third-ever appearance in the NCAA tournament and their second one in as many years. According to sophomore setter Kim Grotenhuis, the success of the season came from the unity of the team. "We had a good season," she said. "It was a lot of fun this year. Our team was a really close team." To make the trek to the national tournament in Springfield, Ohio, the team had to meet the challenges of the league. Improving their record to 7-0, the team won their first MIAA match, defeating St. Mary's in their first MIAA game. A showdown with the other nat i o n a l l y - r a n k e d M I A A team, Kalamazoo led to yet another victory. Winning their 19th-consecutive c o n f e r e n c e meet, seniors Becky S c h m i d t and H e a t h e r Veiling each had 14 kills. For Schmidt as well, the year's success came from the people who worked together. "This season was great," she said. "We won our third consecutive conference, which no other team has done. We had a young team-a very talented team." Their first loss was to the rival Knights of Calvin. The two jockeyed for the MIAA lead, with the Lady Dutch gaining sole possession at the end of October. Sweeping Olivet in the MIAA tournament, the teamfinishedfirst for the third-straight year. With a 15-1 league record, the

Lady Dutch stormed their way into the Midwest Invitational. Making it into the final game, the team fell to Mount St. Joseph, Ohio. For senior, Kristi Langland, the success was a great part of the year. "I really enjoyed the season," she said. "It helped that we were close off of the court. It was a great senior year." In the NCAA tournament, the team won their first game against Wittenberg and fell in the next two. They won the fourth game and forced a fifth. "It was great to be there for the second year," said Langland. "It is disappointing that we lost, but it was a real accomplishment that we won our first game." The team set a record with 33 victories throughout the regular and post-season. The second year under coach Maureen Odland led a more comfortable team, especially for Grotenhuis and Schmdit. "Last year, we didn't know what she expected," said Grotenhuis. "At tryouts [this year], we knew they way she coached." Schmidt liked the second year with the new coach. 'We were all getting used to each other and knowing what to expect," she said. Schmidt became the first-ever N C A A A l l - A m e r i c a n f o r the Dutch, She established a singleseason record for kills with 515. "My performance was only as good as it was because of the p e o p l e I played w i t h , " said Schmidt. 4 ^

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: men's soccer team began their Ison knowing that they would | e a major rebuilding task with the loss of f i v e p l a y e r s w h o achieved All-MIAA honors a year ago. They started off on a poor note with a 1 -0 loss to Cornerstone. But their spirits lifted as they traveled to Colorado College and competed well against some tough competition in their next two games there. Their first victory of the season came against MacMurray, 111. in w h i c h s o p h o m o r e g o a l i e Will Smith received credit for his first collegiate shutout. The Flying Dutchmen then came up against Alma. It was probably one of the most memorable games of the season, according to junior Clayton Bergsma. "We were down 2-1 at half time. It began to rain as we started to pick up a lot of momentum. We ended up winning 3-2. It gave us a lot of confidence and proved to us that we could win the big games." Against Alma, goals came from junior Rob Allison, who scored in the final seconds of the first half, and sophomore Ben Bacon, who scored both of the team's second half goals. Assists came from junior Matt Hassenrik and sophomore Matt Vander Naald. Another big win for the Flying Dutch was against Kalamazoo. They handed the MIAA leader a 3-1 loss. It was a difficult season for the Dutchmen considering that they suffered six one-goal defeats. According to junior Clayton Bergsma, "We had a very unlucky season. We were much better than our

r e c o r d s h o w e d . " They had an amazing eleven games decided by one goal or less this season. The team, led by senior co-captains Andrew Dressier and Zach Jonker, ended the season with an 8-0 win against Defiance. They ended with a 6-6-2 record. Exceptional performances were turned in by many players this season within the MIAA. Junior Rob Allison earned First Team honors, along with senior co-captain Andrew Dressier who earned his third year on the First Team. Senior cocaptain Zach Jonker earned a place on the First Team along with placing seventeenth on the MIAA Total Points list. Sophomore Ben Bacon was on the All-MIAA second team along with placing fifth in total number of goals in the season and sixth in total scoring. Matt Vander Naald also recieved this honor. Junior Matt Hassenrik received an AllMIAA Coaches' Honorable Mention along with placing thirteenth in total points. Next year's outlook for the team is good. They think that if they go out every day trying their hardest and improving with every practice, than next year's record will take care of itself. They will be losing only three seniors and be returning many good players. It will be a tough job for senior captains Rob Allison, Matt Vander Naald and Clayton Bergsma, but since the Dutch carry a tradition of hard work and competition, they will most likely succeed in making next year a great season.

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and Calvin. Their 13 wins tied the Dutch for a single season record for victories. There were some outstanding individual performances. Senior Gretchen Schoon made the 1998 MIAA Player of the Week Honor Role. She alsofinishedfifth in the league in scoring, along with finishing sixth in total points. Sophomore Lindsay O'Dell finished fourth in the league in assists and eleventh in points, while freshman Liz Dombos finished tenth in total points. There were six team members who made the 1998 All-MIAA Women's Soccer Teams. Junior goal-keeper Kate Berghost and freshman Emilie Dirkse achieved first team honors. Freshman forward Debbie Burr, senior mid-fielder Tina Gill, junior forward Natalie Rejc, and senior forward Gretchen Schoon were awarded second team honors. The Flying Dutch had an exceptional season due to great leadership, hardwork, and good coaching from second season coach Paul Rosenbrook. Since he took over in 1997, the Dutch have tied the season record of 13 wins both times. "We had a great season. We played well as a team and had fun while we came together as a team," junior goal keeper Kate Berghorst said. The Dutch will have a challenge to live up to next year, attempting to reach its eleventh-consecutive winning season.

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or the second year in a row, the Hying Dutchmen were runners up in the MI A A men's golf championship to leader Olivet. Olivet defended the championship a g a i n this y e a r at the Kalamazoo Country Club. They had a solid group of six returning letter winners that gave them the ability to contend for the championship. Unfortunately, Olivet finished 42 strokes ahead of the Dutch in the final standings. They won two of the eight conference tournaments and Olivet won the rest. A young team dominated the MIAA this year, keeping scores low and opponets at bay. There were some pretty exceptional performances turned in by golfers this year. The league's MVP was freshman Eric Wohlfield of Brighton. He captured MIAA medalist honors with a league-record performance, nee he shot a course record of 70 to lower his seasonal average to an all-time M I A A record of 72.4 strokes per tournament round. S prisingly, Wohlfield was medalist

in just two of eight tournaments this season. However he never shot over a 76 and three times had rounds of 70. Wohlfield becomes just the seventh Dutch golfer to win MIAA medalist honors since 1947. Other golfers who earned honors were Mark Piersma and Chris Rutan who were on the All-MIAA first team. Sophomore Andy Nietering earned All-MIAA second team recognition. Other good performances were given by sophomores Mike Feyen and Mike Evans. "We started off real strong this season and then lost some momentum in the middle," said junior captain Ben Fellows. "However, we ended the year really strong with a second place finish to Olivet." Next year, the young team expects to be even stronger and more experienced because they are not losing any seniors. Every member of the team will be returning next year with the hope to finally take the c h a m p i o n s h i p a w a y f r o m Olivet,

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strokes set by alum Lisa Stover in 1993. Last spring, Colenbrander achieved NCAA All-America honors by finishing seventh in the Division III national championships. Five of this year's team members achieved A L L - M I A A Recognition, including junior Colenbrander, senior Gina Pellerito (who for the third time reached MIAA status), freshman ^ Emily Thielk, and seniors Melody Oonk and Elizabeth Yared. MIAA medalist Colenbrander t0 was impressed by the showing of her teammates. "A lot of individuals on our Ellen Colenbrander team played well. I was really imjunior p r e s s e d with f r e s h m a n E m i l y Theilk," she said. "She did a good job making the transition between high school and college golf." Theilk and two seniors, Mel Oonk and Elizabeth Yared, made second team all-conference. Senior Gina Pellerito was propbably our most most steady player. She shot 89 almost every time she played and made first team all-conference." Other members of the team included junior Jessica Carpenter, m e m b e r of t h e A l l - M I A A F i r s t sophomore Melissa Lucar, and T e a m , s e n i o r G i n a Pellerito t a k e s the f r e s h m a n Kathryn Miller. To- t i m e to c h e c k out her angle to the h o l e gether, the team proved unbeatable b e f o r e s h e s i n k s h e r p u t t . P e l l e r i t o as they led women's golf to their j o i n e d h e r t e a m m a t e s w i t h m a n y fifth MIAA championship. M I A A d e c o r a t i o n s . (PR P h o t o )

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eginning with a boom, the metis cross country team won the w J P Invitational at the start of the season. In his first appearance in a college meet, freshman Dylan Wade took center stage. Junior Paul Berke c a m e in less than a minute later, with sophomores Joe Veldman and Garrett Childs, senior Jeff Kauffman and freshman Keith Cravotta following close behind. Everyone's times progressively improved throughout the season. The team formed a close bond and grew together. "It was almost like a big family," said senior co-captain Bryan V a n H a i t s m a , " T h e r e m u s t be something about running that does that to people because I can't think of many groups this large that get along so well and have such a singular focus as the cross country team." Coach Mark Northuis thought the significant number of freshmen runners benefitted the team as a whole. "Considering that it was young team, there was a high level of maturity and closeness. The guys always do things together, in and out of season. T h e r e ' s such a closeness that's developed early on during that first week of the season at Cran Hill Ranch." According to freshman Dylan W a d e , " I t is i m p o r t a n t to b e ' b o n d e d ' with your t e a m m a t e s , manily because you depend on them during the race. It is harder to run by yourself than with your teammates. "

The first conference meet was at Calvin. The Dutch finished second in this important meet. Sophomore Joe Veldman was the best runner, finishing fifth overall. Running close behind him were Wade in 7th, Berke in 10th, Kauffman in 15th. and Childs in 16th. Highlights of the Alma Invitational include Childs coming in first for the Dutch (8th overall) and after him were senior Mike Pittiglio in 17th, sophomore Tim Cupery in 31st, Cravotta in 32nd, and VanHaitsma in 37th. The team had to have a strong mind-set to concentrate on the following w e e k e n d , the M I A A Championships, during their race at Alma. It had been gradually approaching, but by the time of the Alma Invite, it was clear just how many people were anticipating the "big meet" coming up. The guys ended up taking second place in the conference meet: sophomore Joe Veldman and Wade were named A11-M1AA first team, and Childs and Berke were named AU-MIAA second team. C o - C a p t a i n and senior VanHaitsma has significant goals for next year's team; he believes they have much potential. "The team can build off of what we have this year. Our goal for next year should be challenging Calvin, who for so long has dominated the MIAA. If the team can pick up several good f r e s h m e n they will have a good chance of doing it. We can give Calvin a run for their money next year." ^

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; return of several runners c B n p e t e d in the N a t i o n a l J)ionships, the Lady Dutchmen cross country season looked very promising as they entered this year's season. The hope of a successful season was met. The outcome, however, was achieved a little d i f f e r e n t l y than they had originally thought. It was more of a team effort this year. "Because of injuries and other setbacks w e e x p e r i e n c e d , team unity was crucial to our success," said senior co-captain Becky Timmer. "We needed runners to step up their level of performance and run varsity. That challenge was met and superceded." Many of the girls attributed much of the success to the training that they had done pre season. "Training hard in the summer is a must," said sophomore Shannon Oakley, "Coach always trains us like we put in a lot of miles in the summer." Another component of their success was the team unity. Kristi Beachum said, "I would dare to say that the girls' cross

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country team is one of the closest teams at Hope. We have fun together and do many spirited things." Freshman Teresa Janik agreed and said, "Team unity brought friendship and a family-like atmosphere. It helps us work together and accomplish more. We worked hard to encourage each other." One of the things the team did to encourage each other was the senior girls had a secret sister and made the freshman signs and gave them gifts. They also encouraged the guys' team. They made them tie-dyed Ts h i r t s a n d the g u y s ' t e a m responded by making the girls a dinner and making them signs. Because of their hard work and dedication the ladies again advanced to the national championships. Four runners also achieved A l l - M I A A recognition. Seniors Emily Schultz and Becky Timmer were both first-team honorees, and senior Cindi Bannick and sophomore Andrea Egeler were on the second All-MIAA team. They met their goals, and made friends. Most imprortantly, they did it together.

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i Front Row: Jessica Mulder, Rebecca Timmer, Ann Zeneberg, Carrie Kitchen, Sarah Golden, Jannah Thompson, Elizabeth Alvesteffer, Teresa Janik, Shannon Oakley, Erin Hoopes, Ellen Schultz; S e c o n d Row: Lauren Hermes. Lana Krolikowski, Cynthia Bannik, Megan Zeneberg, Shannon Gleesing, Liz Chapman, Heather Bachelor, Jennifer Mark. Jill McKinnon, Hazel Lawson, Sarah Schnpsema, Elizabeth Chapin. Back Row; coach Mark Northuis, Amanda Heydon, Molly Griebe, Carrie Langstradt, Jamie Passchier, Jennifer Passchier. Emily Niewendorp, Heather Cart, Jami Grant, Nicole Reynolds, Cara Brachenridge, Angela Giuliani, assistant coach Rich Vandervelde, assistant coach Wes Prescott.

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; key to the Flying Dutch men's kketball team's fifth consecutive iHgue championship was finding consistency. Early in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association schedule, the team made trouble for itself. The Flying Dutchmen was 34 in the league and in danger of missing out on the MIAA championship for the first time since 1994. But the team was able to rattle off eight straight conference victories to claim their fifth straight league title, and 13th under head coach Glenn Van Wieren. "This whole thing has just been unbelievable right now. These guys are incredible," Van Wieren said. "To me, its amazing how they collectively put the whole momentum together." The team finished the season with a 15-11 overall record, 10-4 in the MIAA. The Flying Dutchmen were able to gather steam thanks to the contributions of several individuals. Seniors Pat Stegeman and Chris VanderSlice provided the necessary spark and leadership needed for the team to continue its success. Stegeman became the 24th player to score more than 1,000 points.

finishing with 1,026 career points. He also set the record for career games played with 117. Stegeman was named to the All-MIAA first team. "This whole year has been about the team. They were so unselfish," Stegeman said. VanderSlice, the only player to start all 26 games, averaged 9.8 points and seven rebounds a game. VanderSlice was an honorable mention All-MIAA selection. "My four years here have been amazing," VanderSlice said. "I think that when the season was done a couple of weeks, we were able to sit back and feel good." Leading the team in scoring was sophomore Ryan Klingler with 16.2 points. He was also named to the All-MIAA first team. Named to the All-MIAA second team was sophomore Craig Veldman. Veldman averaged 12.2 points a game and emerged late in the season as a scoring threat. "This was a pretty good reward for the coaches and players to go through all the peaks and valleys we did," Van Wieren said. "We've now won five championships in a row and that's unbelievable."^

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he Flying Dutch basketball team ptinued their improvement un third y e a r c o a c h B r i a n Morehouse. For the second consecutive year the team made the NCAA tournament and improved their number of wins from 16 to 20 before losing to Capital University, Ohio in the first round of the NCAA tournament. A f t e r losing to B a l d w i n Wallace in last years tournament the Flying Dutch set their sites on returning to the Big Dance and also to c o n t i n u e i m p r o v i n g in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. "Getting back to the tournament was one of the goals of this year's team," said Morehouse. The team did well in their overall improvement by achieving the goals that they set for themselves and by the coaches. "A lot of the goals I set for the team we achieved," Morehouse said. "Twenty wins was one of my goals at the beginning of the season." For the third time in history the Flying Dutch reached the 20 win mark. The final mark for the season was 20-7 even though the team started the season hot by winning their first 5 games and going 13-1

in the first 14 games before losing to Calvin at home on Jan. 16. It would be the first of three losses to the Knights, the third coming in the second round of the MIAA tournament. After the first loss to Calvin, the team went on a six game road trip. On the road trip the women went 4-2 and down the stretch leading to the MIAA tournament posted a record of 6-4 finishing the regular season with a 19-5 record and third in the MIAA. In the first round of the MIAA tournament, they captured a 66-54 win over Kalamazoo College before losing to Calvin 62-52. Even after this the team was extended an invitation to the NCAA tournament where the team ended its season against Capital University. Despite the early tournament loss the team looks forward to next season. "I'm anxious for next season to begin," M o r e h o u s e said. "We graduate four seniors but return a good core." With these players returning the team looks to keep improving and to continue to grow. "Next year we need to continue our growth," Morehouse said.

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Wooley is balancing out the numbers of both genders. Junior Rob Reichenbanch said, "The team is really a lot of fun. Once you get involved you really look past the bad view that people have of male cheerleaders. "I would like to keep our numbers around 12, with six couples," said Wooley. "Getting guys is a challenge because their only reference is high school cheerleading. There's a stigma there. College cheerleading is a lot different, more fun. We have to break through those stereotypes and perceptions of what we do." According to Wooley, one of the advantages to a coed squad is the increased level of activity. With men, "we have a greater level of difficulty and a greater range of stunts and crowdpleasers. Your basket tosses can be higher with guys," said Wooley. As Wooley plans for the future of the team, he wants to branch out. "I hope to recruit from high school coed squads...because you don't have to start from scratch with the guys."

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' morning from January until h they sat quietly at the same for breakfast. They have been one of the quiet success stories of Dutch athletics. This year's team once again failed to knock off reigning MI AA champion Kalamazoo. The team came up nine points short in the dual meet. To put that loss in perspective, if the Dutch had finished first in the one event that they did not win, they would have won the meet and the conference. "We haven't really come that close to them in four years," said junior Jared Lippert. The Dutch didn't come any closer during the regular season as they lost to Kalamazoo once again in the league meet, 619.5 to 521.5. The team did come out on top when it really mattered, scoring ahead of Kalamazoo at the National Championships, edging them 117 to 104. While at the National Championships a few members of the team earned All-American status and one member of the team qualified for the Olympics trials. The team's two medley relays, the 400 and 200, both scored in the

top five nationally, good enough to make sophomore Chris Dattels, Lippert, and freshman Josh Boss All-Americans. Boss would also duplicate that feat, setting national records in the 100-and 200-meter breaststroke. In winning the 100 he not only def e a t e d the d e f e n d i n g national champion, but he also swam well enough to qualify for the 2000 O l y m p i c trials. T h e n a t i o n a l record in the 200 breaststroke had been the longest-standing in Division III records until Boss overcame it. Sophomore Josh Ficke earned Honorable Mention All-American status for his performance on the 200-meter freestyle relay team. The team finished with ten All American performances and three Honorable Mention performances. The team also had five All MIAA swimmers. Boss summed up his feelings on the season when he said, "I enjoyed every minute of it. I'm glad I chose to come to Hope." Losses to graduation include seniors Jeff Burgess, Dan Daly, and Mike Porter. Despite these losses the team looks to return a strong core.

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: to National Championships • gets old for head coach John btt. "Every year's different, it's always fun," said Patnott. While the team was different from last year's, the high level of success in the women's swimming team has remained unchanged. This year was especially fun for the women, as they once again swept the league and finished fifth at nationals. "We weren't expecting to do as well as we did. It was really exciting to come out fifth," said junior Erinn VanAuken. VanAuken performed better than expected, finishing third in the 200-meter freestyle and breaking an 11-year-old school record. She finished as an Ail-American in seven events, three individually and four relays. Also making her mark at nat i o n a l s was s o p h o m o r e Betsy VandenBerg. VandenBerg broke the national record in the 200-meter breaststroke, earning second place and a silver medal. She ended up an AllAmerican in two individual events and three relay teams. S w i m m e r s j u n i o r Colleen Doyle, and freshmen Jenna Anderson and Liz VanderVeen all earned Ail-American status for their performances on relay teams.

One aspect of this year's team was the improved diving. This improvement also proved valuable at nationals as senior Kari Jackson placed fifth on the one-meter diving board. She also earned a 16thplace finish on the three meter board. Other divers who showed promise throughout the season w e r e f r e s h m e n Karen Fisher, Brooke Vivian and Mari Titcombe. "A couple of divers are coming on strong, so we're pleased with their performances," said coach Patnott, about midway through the season. Early in their season the Flying Dutch were tested by perennial powerhouse Kalamazoo, and Division II Grand Valley. The team overcame both of these obstacles and more to win the MIAA and go undefeated in dual meets for the third straight year. That extended their dual-meet winning streak to 37, the second-longest winning streak in school history. Seven members of the team were voted All MIAA, Doyle, Jackson, VanAuken, VandenBerg, j u n i o r s Llena D u r a n t e and Michelle Fagmeier, and freshman Laura Smith, The team will lose diver Kari Jackson to graduation, but they will return an experienced core and look to once again compete nationally. ^

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Bie men's 1999 tennis season was • f to a great start as they traveled (Jnvn to Phoenix, Arizona for their spring trip. They were undefeated, winning matches against Whitworth, Washington; Spokane, Washington; and Linfield, Oregon. This trip began their seven-match winning streak which ended with a loss against Kalamazoo. Junior captain Erik Berg said the team was positioned to make a strong term. "We had a great season with a 15-3 record, we tied the record for the most wins in tennis history," he said. "We improved as the season progressed. We took second place outright in the league which we have not done for a while. Our only loss in the league was to Kalamazoo, and we had very close matches with them, especially in the tournament." Some good matches for the Dutchmen were the win over rival Calvin where they swept singles play en route to a 7-2 victory. The team won their third conference dual match in a week when they blanked out Defiance with a score of 9-0. With their win over Adrian, they posted their fifth M1AA dual match victory with a score of 9-0. This win helped them to a second place finish in the regular season M1AA standings. With their final match before the MIAA Tourna-

ment, the Dutchmen concluded their dual match season with a 6-3 non-conference victory over Cornerstone, tying, the single season record for victories. In the MIAA Tournament the team finished runner-up, claiming sole possession of the second place in seasonal standings; Kalamazoo captured an unprecedented 61st consecutive MIAA championship. Players who advanced to the championship matches in singles were first-seed junior Paul Lillie, sophomore Kai Bouchard, junior Erik Berg, and f r e s h m a n R a j Malviya. Advancing to the finals in doubles were Lillie and sophomore Kevin Gingras and Berg and Malviya. Lillie was voted to the AllMIAA first team, while junior Chad Bollinger and sophomore Kai Bouchard were named to the second team. The team contained no seniors, so they are poised for a good season next year. "We are not graduating any seniors, so next year we'll be even better! K-Zoo better be ready," said Berg. Bollinger was satisfied with the season as a whole. "We accomplished the majority of the goals we set at the beginning of the season—that is very satisfying," he said.

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W W s the 1999 women's tennis se;is(|i began, they knew that they have a hard act to follow considering that they were the def e n d i n g M I A A c h a m p i o n s . It would be a difficult field, and they would be the ones that the other teams were after. The team started off with their spring break trip down to Phoenix, Arizona. Their first match resulted in a loss against Drake, Iowa, howe v e r they pulled t h r o u g h and earned three victories against Spokane, Washington; Southern, Oregon; and Linfield, Oregon. A tough tournament for the Flying Dutch was the Midwest Invitational where they finished fourth with in a twelve team field. They advanced to the semi-finals with a pair of victories against Carleton, M in n es o ta and Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Dutch came into the tournament seeded fifth. The women's tennis team finished their regular season MIAA matches with a win 9-0 over Defiance. Coach Karen Page's Dutch scored shutout wins over five league opponents enroute to an 80 record in the MIAA. The shutouts w e r e a g a i n s t O l i v e t , Kalamazoo, Defiance, Adrian, and Alma. The team has won 30 consecutive MIAA dual matches extending back to the 1995 season. A shutout against Aquinas allowed the Dutch to post a 17-5 dual match record this spring. In the MIAA Tournament, the

team clinched their fourth straight MIAA championship by winning the c o n f e r e n c e t o u r n a m e n t at Kalamazoo College. Players captured championships in five singles flights and two doubles flights. Singles champions included #2 Jennifer Smith, #3 Kristen Kooyer, #4 Jessica Mulder, #5 Joy Green and #6 Heidi VanLangevelde. Winning doubles championships were #1 JulieMurray and Jennifer Smith and # 2 Joy G r e e n e and Heidi VanLangevelde. Jennifer Smith and Wendy Murray were voted to the AllMIAA first team while Kristen Kooyer was named to the AllMIAA second team. Junior Jessica Mulder said. "We had a great season-we won the conference tournament and finished first in the MIAA. We owe a lot of our success to Coach Page and Coach Teusink. Also, the team chemistry was awesome. Everyone had fun and got along well, both on and off the court. Although we are graduating two of our top players, we still have very high expectations for next season." The team was led this year by co-captains senior Joy Green, and junior Jennifer Smith. Along with superb coaching by Karen Page who in her second year of coaching posted their second conference championship. Next year will be tough to defend the championship again, however the Dutch are definitely up for the challenge!

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Front Row: Nathan DeVisser, Eric Baker, Brian Sutter. David Miller, Ben Fellows, Mika Hulliberger, Nick Grinzinger, D.J. Reybum, Matt Klien, Clark Beacom; M i d d l e Row: Ed Annen, student manager Jason Mellema, Scott Houser, Dean Esteves, Ryan Tanis, Jeremy Gasper, Mike Brya, Matt Schroeder, Todd Lucas, Kevin Kiltie; Back Row: equipment manager Gord VanderYacht, coach Ron Boeve, Dave Lichtenberger, Sean Bateman, Josh Silvis, Ed Gall, Rob Long, Adam Labbe, Brock Isanhart, Mark Simonson, Jason Montgomery, Joe Fitzsimmions, Curtis Kesler, coach Rich Hays, head coach Stu Fritz.

e n i o r c o - c a p t a i n D.J. R e y b r u n w a t c h e s his hit sail o v e r the right field f e n c e at the h o m e field. T h e c e n t e r f i e l d e r sailed six p i t c h e s into h o m e r u n s d u r i n g the r e g u l a r c o n f e r e n c e s e a s o n . ( P h o t o by B r e n d a B r e w e r )

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Hie men's baseball team went into • e 1999 season knowing that they ||ould have difficult expectations to live up to considering that they had won the MIAA championship last year. Their main goal this year was to accomplish this honor once again. The Dutchmen began their season by traveling to Cape Coral, Florida. This was a very good trip for the team because they played against some tough competition. They ended up winning four out of the nine games, which prepared them well for the upcoming season. Some of the highlights from the season were a win over Defiance which tied them for first place. Another one was when the team hit five home runs en route to a 17-hit attack against the Albion Britons. Junior Ben Fellows hit a pair and batted 4-for-4 to lead the attack. Also hitting home runs for the Dutchmen were seniors Ryan Tanis, Dean Estevez and junior Dave Miller. Tanis had a homerun in each of the three games against Albion. On a warm Spring Fling, the D u t c h m e n played f o r record crowds. They relied on the long ball to gain the s w e e p f r o m Kalamazoo. The defending MIAA

c h a m p i o n Flying D u t c h m e n W e moved within one game of frontrunner Alma by sweeping that series. The Dutchmen competed well within the MIAA. Freshman Kevin w Kittle was second in the league for pitching, while senior Todd Lucas was second for saves. Junior Ben Fellows was second in the MIAA for batting. Tanis racked up the most honors with earning second in home runs, first for runs scored, and tying for second with senior Dean Esteves for RBI. Rounding it all off, senior D.J. Reyburn was Ed Gall fourth in stolen bases: sophomore Sophomore Sean Bateman said this about the fact that they have seven exceptional seniors this year, "The seven seniors that have been a part of this program for four years have set the stage for all the returning players. They will be greatly missed, but it will be our job to carry out what they have already established—that of being a championship caliber baseball team, hopefully for many years to come." The Dutch met their goal, winning in dramatic fashion. Going into a must-win situation in the fiJ J n t i n u i n g his arc, senior Todd Lucas nal game, the team defeated Alma hurls a pitch t o w a r d s h o m e . In the 3-2 and claimed a co-champion- April 19th s l u g f e s t against A l b i o n , ship with the Britions. L u c a s g a i n e d a victory in relief of

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jtting the ground running, the fh began their 1999 season j i | | their spring trip to Ocoee. Florida. A great start included eight victories and no losses, especially with their win over Ramapo, N.J., which they won 3-2. Sophomore Carrie Scott thrilled the a u d i e n c e s with a two run homerun and a grand slam during the week. The team members felt this was a very beneficial trip for them because it brought everybody closer and prepared them for the season to come. They also set some goals: win the tournament in Florida; beat Alma; and win the Ohio Northern Tournament. They returned to Michigan to begin their regular season with a game against Saint Mary's. They suffered an unexpected loss the first game but battled back and won the second game 8-2. They then traveled down to Defiance over Easter weekend and won both games, winning the first in eight innings. Next up was their big rival, Alma. The Dutch came into this game, wanting to cross this off their goals sheet. The first game they suffered a 9-1 loss. They then came back to only lose by one run. Spurred on by these dissapointing

losses, the Flying Dutch refocused and produced a nine game winning streak. At Ohio Northern Tournament, the Flying Dutch came in with high hopes of winning it. However, although they played well, they came up short with their batting. They ended up losing this tournament. Despite missing some of the goals, it still was a great season, according to freshman outfielder, Annie Ervin. "We have had a great season, not only because of our winning record but also because of the close friendships we have formed." Other players helped to make the year memorable for Ervin. " T h e f o u r s e n i o r s Lisa Larzelere, Christa Murphy, Gina Zanin, and Angie Barnes have been great role models and motivators for us underclassmen," she said. The Flying Dutch were eliminated from the MIAA softball tournament bowing to rival Calvin 1 -0 in nine innings on May 7. Both of the l o s s e s in the d o u b l e elimintation tourmanet were onerun decisions to Calvin's Knights. The Flying Dutch end their seaosn with a 21-13 record. It is the sixth consecutive season that coach Karla Wolters' Dutch have won 20-or-more games. 4 ^

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Front Row : Keith Cravotta, Jeff Kauffman, Louis Williams, Jeremy Nickels. Chris Kerrins. Josh Spalsbury; S e c o n d Row: Eric Shocks, Dylan Wade, Tala Sakala, Paul Berke, Matt Kalajainen, Joe Veldman, Ben Sportel; Third Row: Mark Youngs, Kevin Richardson, Chad Gibbie, Seth Palmer, Jason Fierk, J.P. VanOstenberg, Tyler Southwell; Foruth Row: Curtis Tyler, Steve Molesa, Matt Anderson, Doug Mulder, Sam Klooster, Dane Splinter, Garett Childs; Fifth Row: Ed Rangier, Dana Burd, Chase Carpenter, Chris Vande Bunte, Joe Katte'.us. Rob Struck, Eric Ringnalda; Back Row: assistant coach Henry Chen, assiantant coach Michael Ricketts, head coach Mark Northuis, assistant coach Lisa Knapp.

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B h e Dutchmen began their 1999 At the 108th MIAA track and Kick season with a spring break field c h a m p i o n s h i p s hosted by â&#x20AC;˘ p to Florida. On the way down, Alma, the team finished third. Paul they competed at the Morehouse Berke was the only MIAA ChamCollege Relays in Atlanta, Georpion winning the 10,000- meter run gia. with a time of 32.49.58. He also There were ideal weather conachieved A l l - M I A A distinction ditions while s o p h o m o r e Joe from the coaches. Veldman was r u n n e r - u p in the The team finished second in 5 , 0 0 0 while f r e s h m a n J.P. Van both 400- and 1600-meter relay Ostenberg took second in the pole with third places from Kattelus in vault. The team spent the week the javelin and Veldman in the training with two-a-day practices 1,500-meter run. in Pensacola, Florida, taking this T h e m e n ' s t r a c k t e a m is time to bond and impove their runcoached by Mark Northuis, which ning. has coached the team now for an On their way back, they comoutstanding ten years. He is also peted and finished second in the the head of the men's and women's f o u r - t e a m A n d e r s o n University cross country teams. Northuis won Invitational. Dutchmen champithe 5 , 0 0 0 in the 1980 M I A A ons included sophomores Garett C h a m p i o n s h i p s for as a Dutch Childs in the 800-meter and Joe t r a c k s t e r , a n d is still the Kattelus in the discus and Javelin. recordholder in the 3,000 steepleThe team began their MIAA chase and the six-mile run. This season with a meet against Albion. experience gives him the ability to Although they dominated the disbe such a successful coach for the tance events with firsts from fresh- Dutchmen. man Dylan Wade in the 3,000"The sprinters and distance runmeter; sophomore Joe Veldman in ners came together more this year the 1,500; freshman Dane Splinthan in the past," said junior Chris ter in the 5,000, along with a first Kerrins. "Towards the end of the f r o m freshman Sam Klooster in season, since we came together so high jump, they unfortunately were well, we started performing to the handed a loss. best of our ablity." The Dutchmen next took a very This year's team was led by close victory with a 79.5-74.5 viccaptains, senior Mark Youngs, and tory over Alma. A 1-2-3 sweep in junior Jeff Kauffman. They helped the 5,000 meter run and a victory the team come together and stay in the mile relay gave the Flying f o c u s e d t h r o u g h o u t the season Dutchmen the come-from-behind while gaining a third place finish victory. in the MIAA.

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I c B n n i n g right after Christmas v w , members of the track team i l y l e d up until they left for their spring trip to Pensacola, Florida. Their outdoor season began in Atlanta, Georgia at the Morehouse College Relays. On this warm, sunny Atlanta day, junior Jenny Ernst highlighted the meet with her performance. She ran a provisional qualifying time for the NCAA Division III championships in winning the 10,000 meter run. On the way back from Florida, the team ran at the Anderson Invitational at Anderson University. Ernst qualified here in the 5,000meter run for the NCAA championships, while senior Becky Timmer had a provisional qualifying time in the 5,000 of 18.01.74. The team opened up their conference season with a close meet against Albion. For the team, the meet was very exciting and tense considering that it came down to the mile relay, which is the last event. H o w e v e r , they p u l l e d through and won the meet 86-59. The next two meets, the Dutch went undefeated against Alma, St. M a r y ' s , Adrian, Defiance, and Olivet. However, the team ended their season with a 6-1 record because of their previous loss against Calvin. The meet against Calvin, however did produce a NCAA Division III qualifying throw in the

discus for the second year straight by sophomore Emily Sowers. Her throw was 145 feet, 7 inches which is a campus record. Under ideal weather conditions, the 108th MIAA track and field championships featured many outstanding p e r f o r m a n c e s by the Dutch at Alma College. Ernst was a double winner, capturing the 5,000 and 10,000 meter runs. Other champions were junior Kim Richardson in high j u m p ; freshman Sarah Burgess in shot put; and Sowers, with the discus for the second straight year. Silver medalists were senior Cyndi Bannink in the 3,000 and 1,500; sophomore Liz Chapman in the 100-hurdles; and Becky Timmer in the 5,000. Voted to the A l l - M I A A women's track and field team were Burgess, Ernst, Chapman, Richardson, Sowers, and Timmer. Although the team finished second, they were happy with their performance considering that they also finished second last year, but they tripled their points this year. For junior Ashley Pries, the season was a good one. "I was very impressed with the team's enthusiasm and accomplishments this year. All the people f r o m d i f f e r e n t events b e c a m e friends and worked together towards the team score.'

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j j a l a n c i n g her j u m p as an A l b i o n r u n n e r runs past, f r e s h m a n Liz C h a p m a n clear the h u r d l e in t h e first dual m e e t . C h a p m a n w o n the 1 0 0 - m e t e r h u r d l e s with a t i m e 16.34. (PR P h o t o )

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d e n t s c a m e to c a m p u s in 1866, long b e a r d s and b o w ties w e r e in style. 1 he student b o d y has g r o w n f r o m the original eight m a l e g r a d u a t e s to nearly 1 (){)() men and 1500 w o m e n . J e a n s m a y h a v e r e p l a c e d suits and t shirts replaced b o w ties, but the desire to learn and the pursuit of e x c e l lence h a v e r e m a i n e d the s a m e . wK

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Grand Tlapi'ds

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Sfatifon Diva

Gxerci'se Science

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Kuxyai't ^1 im

Infcrnafional Sfudics

Giles

Grand "ftapids ... Business Qdnii'n./Gcononn'cs Onderson

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M-olland

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Bi'oloqij/Clieini'sfnj

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Wyoming Jen

Social Studies Composite

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4oll and

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£>aker

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Bi'ologij

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Social HJorK/Ps^cliolog^

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Gxerci'se Science

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International Studies

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Gobies

Dance/G*ercise Science

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Heckman

Scoffville Urandov

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O-ver' the last four years, many things surrounding the graduating senior class have changed. We have seen the building of a new dorm and conference center, a new and innovative curriculum, and even a new president, but without a doubt, the largest change on this campus is us. As I was talking to a friend at the start of our senior year about the good old days of Kollen Hall and simple classes such as Encounter with the Arts, she looked at me and asked, "When did we decide to grow up?" It was not until that point in time that 1 realized my classmates and 1 have truly entered into the realm of adulthood. But when exactly did that magical transformation take place? Maybe it was the first time I decided to stay home on Saturday to do homework; it could be when 1 realized that life was much more than Sony Playstation; or it could be the day that 1 realized that sooner or later college would be over and I would have to enter the real world and be able to function as a working member of society. Every senior has there own exact time of epiphany that enlightened them to their increased maturity and growth, but there is no denying the fact that we have all grown up. Compared to the rest of our life to come, four years is a small amount of time, but for some reason these last four years are going to be some of the most memorable of our life. This place is where we found ourselves, the friends that we will have

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forever, or even a husband or wife. And as much as I want to get out of here and go into the working world, I know that I would love to be a lowly freshman and do it all over again. In 25 years when we have a reunion during Homecoming and watch the Dutchmen football team beat up on Calvin (if they actually start a football team), the memories of college will be flowing like water. 1 am sure that the talk will mostly revolve around basketball games, those really difficult professors, long hours spent in DeWitt, or maybe even an old girlfriend or two, but everyone will be thinking the same thing, "This is where I grew up, this is where I found myself and it is great to be back." We have all grown up and become something that we never wanted to become—responsible.^

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Qrtor

Mediam'cal GnqiTieeriTiq

Hevsov

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Gnqlisli

liergmav

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Molly

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Pruvfporf Omanda

P o l i t i c a l Science G>.

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Jessica

CliardoTi, OM-

Kyle

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Johns Olissa

P«IiqioTi

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Battle Creek Sara

Ps^clioloqij

Uledsoe P.ocliester f-iiTls

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are the lifeblood of college. They are the determining factors in deciding whether the class will become a laborious sensation or if it will have a lifelong effect somehow and alter one's personal college experience. Senior Brandon Beebe, a classics major, finds professor Earl Curry to have a profound effect. "He actually got the whole class excited about

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what he was teaching," he said. "He made it personal, so we'd WANT to study. He taught us not to be afraid to leave our judgement, to explore then make your own opinions based on that experience." Not only do professors impact one's personal experience but lend a hand and instill life skills into students during an impressionable time. Senior Nathan DeBoer recalls Jeff Tyler of the religion department as a prominent college figure. "[Dr. Tyler] went out of his way to make my college life bearable. He taught me motivation, responsibility, and helped me to prioritize my life." DeBoer also recalls Russell Floyd impacting his life when the decision for career choices came up. "He helped me to determine where I wanted to go with music. He's given me professional focus and showed me how to dedicate my life to music." The College is known for it's excellent student faculty ratio and it is evident in these students this is not a myth. It takes someone with integrity, patience and humor to be a professor here. Even if it is not said aloud, students deeply appreciate the concern of their professors, and the determined individuals they are in the classrooms.


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SterKng M-eiqhk Qohin

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boli

Lansing

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Piano Performance

borqesov

Qnn Q r t o r

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GngTiVh/Spanisli

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Zeeland

Social X i W k

Kiwherly

bos

Kalamazoo

Carley

QcconnHnq

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Jevvifer

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Qnqela

Sociologij

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Lansing

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Holland

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Gva brooks Kalamazoo

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Social Studies Composif^

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Psifdioloqij

Tony ÂŁ)vll Manistee

MafhemaHcs/Music

Qvna Marie bvrns Memplii's, TN

Dauce/Ps^dioloq^

Gina fivwalda Mutici'e, IN

Orf/Glemcnfar^ Education

Ortn Hyland Premonl .... Special Gd./GleTnenfanj Gducafion Laura Car/son

Quu Qrbor

Ch'ologi^

Qevee Carlson Gladsloue

Kiuesioloqi^/GducaHoii

Darcy (Lartnichael Muskegon

Gnqli'sli

Gmily H. Cassell M-asfinqs

Spam'sli/GducaHou

Michelle Chamhers Gafou liapi'ds

Lauquaqe Qrfs

Diana Chamoi l-l-asleff

Ch'oloqij/Psijcholoqn

^odJ Chassee T^^otni'tig

dietnistrij

Krish'Ti (Lhaielain Kalamazoo

Special Gduoafiou - G.l.

l-l-olly Cheff l-f-oTIaud

Qrl U-islonj

CLonraS Chen Saqfnaui

GCOUOTIU'CS

Odrienne Christopher Sprvncj Lake

QflileHc 'Training

Kah'e Cindric LaGranqc. 1L

Business Qdmi'n./Bi'ologij

Qmie Clifton Sellevue, 14JQ

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arefully constructing creations, senior Katie Hiibrecht and sophomore Kristin Munski sculpt with PlayDough at the PCS Return to Your Childhood Party, The parties provided a place to meet people and have fun during the weekends as did the Monday night meetings. (Photo by Nikelle Johnson)

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Jill Davis PIIOCTII'*, Q Z

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David S1, Del-I-ommel Keviv DeKam Caledonia

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Onna Demshvk WiTliamston

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Nicole Dennis P o r f lyfaijne, I N

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Dana Dillon M-olt

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M akiTi q y Y \ e T n o r i e § BijJ Qpnl l/Iou'-ve shared so much with friends over the year: last minute labs; spending breaks together; and living through the stresses of being broke. When loneliness takes toll on your esteem, they are right behind you, basketball in hand, ready to shoot some hoops or veg out watching Genera! Hospital. Naturally, spending the most difficult and triumphant years of your life with them has created bonds strengthened during the four or more years on campus. Friends have become family and existed as one of the most vital parts of your life. Sadly, at the end of the final semester, the friendships of seniors will suffer or live on.

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"We'll keep in touch, but I hope our friendships will continue even after they leave," said senior Christine Dykstra. Senior Mary MacDermaid will be parting with three of her closest friends. Their friendship developed over the years, and it seems, one added to the bunch every year. These friends will be a part of a huge milestone in her life—marriage. Of her three best friends, two are engaged and the other may follow suit. Not only has MacDermaid experienced the joys of friendship but she also learned from them. "I've learned from one friend, how to be level headed, she's patient, I'm impatient. We've all picked up things from each other's characters." Amie Evans predicts, "We'll go our seperate ways but keep in touch. My closest friend will be in New York and I'll be in Chicago." Saying good-bye is something everyone knew would eventually come, as it does. Senior James Hilmert says good-bye with courage. "It's a part of life. It's not something to dread, you lose friends,you make new ones.


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Gvart

B i o l ogii/Spam'sli

Michelle

l-t-aidvc

Saline

S o c i o l o g y / Biology

Melissa

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Computer Science

TTiree Tiwers

Special Gducafion - L.D.

Karen l-l-asse

Kerri l-l-aveman Zeeland

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Qachel l-Laveman Special Gducafion - L.0./G.1.

Premont

Jeremy l-l-eaviliv FennviUe

Social 5hidies

St. Louis

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Meredith l-lerhsi Jared l-l-erron T^Jijominq

Qcoountinq

Megan K. l-Licks "Tratuco Canxjon. CO

Musi'c

Grili l-t-iemsira Wijoming

Geology

KaiJien'ne l-Lilhrechi Kalamazoo

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James l-l-ilmeri Pt. HJaijne, IN

I Tl 6 bright yellow polka-dot door beckons cheerfully from 8th Street. Inside Paint a Pot, it seems like springtime. Junior owner Kerri Bouws is hard at work, ensuring that all the paints are full. Paint a Pot is a place where anyone can go to pick out a piece of pottery and "personalize" it by painting and designing in the colors and patterns of choice. While Bouws' brainchild was born on June 1, 1998, the idea for a business such as Paint a Pot began long before. Bouws visited a place similar to Paint a Pot and fell in love with the idea of owning one just like it. She and her sister Kelli Hoeksema researched owning one. "I took the information and started making phone calls," Bouws said. "I had to get approval from my parents. From there, I found a building to rent, paints, a kiln and started experimenting." Paint a Pot has been quite a successful experiment. The premise of Paint a Pot is simple: a person

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Craft can walk in and find a piece of pottery he or she would like to paint. Items range from vases to picture frames, coffee mugs to teacups and saucers, candlestick holders to napkin rings, from plates to bowls. Sponge painting, stencils, and stamps top off the small artistic touches a person can add to their pottery. "The business is trendy," Bouws said. "As long as the trend keeps going, I'm going to go with it.

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1-l-ofPmaster - Ivgersoll

1

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"ft^ligion/PoliKcal Science

Mark L-l-ofsiee KcTifuiood

Oi'ologn/Bi'ocliemisfn^

Gnily l-l-olleheek Grand tiapi'ds

Psijcholoqij

Sara t-l-oolsema Grand "ftapi'ds

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Sheri L. l-l-ovivg Grand liapi'ds

Knicsi'oloq^/GdncaHon

Kelly H. 1-l-owarJ Columtus, Ol4-

MafhcmaHcs

Odam J. l-l-vdson Indianapolis, IN

m'slonj

f-l-eaiher hi- vizing Brfgliton

Special GdncaHon

Marc H. l-l-vmharger 6afHe Creek

Business

havrie l-l-vtchenrevfher Sonflifield

Social lAWk/Spani'sli

Michael Ivgersoll Kalamazoo

Geology

V,reparing for the Homecoming game against Kalamazoo, the football team gathers to show their team unity as a coach Dean Kreps watches. The team utilized more students than any other in roles ranging from quarterback to student trainers. (Photo by Chris Lee)

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Nihelle Grin Johnson MiJland

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Hehecca Jones DeKalb, 1L

Prencli/lntemafional ยงhj<lies

Jessica Joifni Greenville

Kinesiologi)

Sarah KaeHerhenry Mi'dJIeloTi, HH

Biology

Kaihryn Kahler

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U-udsoTiville

Chrish'na Joy Kawi'nskas Grand

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N-ursi'ng

Sahrina Kawphvis Language QT^S Composite

JCTIISOTI

Jen m'e Karr Prospect M-+S. 11

Dance

Qehecca Karrow Glen GllijTi, 1L

Geoloqij

Carine KaiifPmann lAJflmette, IL

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Leslie Kay Crystal Lake, 1L . Business Gdmin./Japanese

Sarah Kay Crgslal Lake, 1L

MafhemaHcs

dhrishne Kelley Kalamazoo

Nursing/Spam's}!

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Kah'e Keyes Xl/gomi'ng

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Biology

Kleiman

U-oll

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Tammii

Kloh

Kalamazoo

Special Gducafion - L.D.

l-t-eaiher Kvowles

Grand Blanc

Special GdncaHon

Cyreq Kohylak

"Troi^

Oi'oloqij/Gdncalion

Tammi

Kovynenheli

Holland Jason

Gnqli'sli

Kooisira

Grand Tiapi'ds Carrie

Business Odmi'm'sfraHon

Koop

1-l-oTland Craig

Gngli'sli/Poli'+ical Science

Kopas

Midland .. Bns./Comin./Sporls Qdmi'n. Comp.

S'vsan Mary

Korpela

TAJiTlianisfon Chrish'an

Grand liapi'ds hisa

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Korsiange

QcconnHng

Kranz

Baffle CreeK. Karri

Biology

Krovemeyer

Orlando, PL

Gccounfmg

Dan Kuhacki

^Toledo, OM-

Psijclioloqij

Qimee Kvhasiak

Baffle Creek Ohigail

Kviper

Grand M-aven Sarah

Kvipers

Grandville

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0 S many seniors enter graduate or professional school next year in order to further their education and minds, some of their classmates have decided that they need a break from the long nights of reading, 50-page papers, and the stress of learning. The average age of a student entering graduate school is 25 and for law school it is 27, so it should not be surprising that some grads are going to enter the work force before they attempt to tackle another two to five years of education that is strenuous on both the mind and the wallet. "It's not really about the money, you can always get money," senior Paul Loodeen said. "It's more about getting into the real world and getting a break from this type of atmosphere." But for some seniors it is about the money. Further education is a large debt to take on, especially considering that most students start racking up significant debt attending a private school. "In my case, financial issues are my biggest factor in deciding to wait," said law school hopeful Kelli Bitterburg. "I need to save up some money and get myself prepared before I take on such a large amount of debt." Still other seniors have other reasons to wait. "I need to wait before my fiance gets out of medical school," senior Megan Hicks said. Although these students see a certain advantage in waiting, there can also be several disadvantages. Some students are worried that finding a niche or

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the right job could easily overcome the urge to reenter the education arena. "I am not worried about waiting to go to law school," Bitterburg said. "But I will admit that if I find a job that 1 really enjoy. It will make my decision that much harder." Another possibility is that taking several years off could effect a student's performance when starting school again, a factor that drives many grads to start right away. "Being out of the loop for a few years could defiantly hurt my chances when I enter seminary, but I am taking at least one class a year before I go back to a full-time student," Hicks said. "I think that will enable me to wait without worries." Whatever the case maybe, the graduating seniors have many options and some grads are making sure that they keep theirs wide open.

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S c r a T n t l i T i g to fill the hours after class, some turn to art, and some play sports. Some make music. For seniors Ben Lappenga, Dan Patterson, Josh Schicker and Matt Youngberg, their passion for music has taken them from the residence halls to the stage in Grand Rapids. The four began their band, paisely dAve, during their sophomore year in 1996 and have become a popular backbone to the campus music scene. "It all happened so fast. We got together first to write some tunes for the All-College Sing," said vocalist and guitarist Schicker. "We hit it off and continued on writing and began performing. We met on the Worship Team for the Chapel program," he said. "The spiritual connection is also quite

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important for us." They debuted new songs and released an LP in the Spring of 1998. Standing sold over 300 copies in its first months of sale. According to guitarist Lappenga, balancing the band with college life has created the need a different focus outside of school. "College has certainly been harder to focus on academically because of all the time and effort into rehearsals and gigs," he said. "Sometimes I felt like an outsider because everyone was focused on academics gearing towards their career, and I've been focusing on something outside of academics for my career." For these guys, the challenge of being a senior is more than just deciding where to move on to. "As we gear towards graduation, real life hits hard sometimes," said Lappenga. "Should we use our degrees to get real jobs? How will we earn enough money to live? Did we waste our four years? For me, all of this is both frightening and exciting." As their fan base grows, the guys hope to make paisley dAve part of their future. "We are hoping to make a life out of this, and what that entails is still to be seen," said drummer Patterson. "We would like a record company's backing eventually which would mean a contract at some point. We strive to continue to be artists and to do what God has given us the desire to do. We all really believe in the music, it challenges us and hopefully the listener can see this.'


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Wickman and sophomore Joel Patterson search for the Heart of the Ocean necklace during a colorful Grovin' in the Grove, The first chapel service of the year featured skits and introduction of the theme, "Going Deeper." (Photo by Nikelle Johnson)

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becomes a ghost town, and only avid frisbee-golf players roam it. Students shut themselves into their rooms, afraid to catch the dangerous virus that awakens every December and May, one that has lain dormant until the end of each semester. It is a disease quickly spread, and corrupts every senior's plans for finals week. "Just when I have finally mastered the art of

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efficient exam study, senioritis sets in," said senior Jon Brickner. "It's a very debilitating disease affecting the brain and nervous system." So what do senioritis victims do as they pretend to be studying? "When not studying, I spend my time thinking about the 'outside,' picking movies to watch, and staring at the walls," Brickner said. Senior Tim Alles said that he watches the James Bond films, which are on TV "all the time, so I am spending my time watching that for study breaks. I am most definitely not 'over-studying.'" Events around campus and off can capture the attention of those afflicted with senioritis. "In my free time, I play computer games, lift weights (not large ones), watch MST3K, and spend time with friends," said senior Joel Rasdall. Senior Beth Quimby, a piano major, relaxes her fingers by watching The Simpsons, X Files, playing Euchre, and hanging out in the music library. "Having a paper due the next morning [also] invariably creates within me a sudden desire to have a sparkling-clean apartment," Quimby said.


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G-ver -changing, the seniors have seen their campus and the college change in many ways since they first stepped onto campus for visitation or as a new freshman. The first of the new changes to the campus is the construction of the Haworth Conference center and the Cook residence hall. Where these two buildings now sit there used to be a row of cottages that have been moved to different parts of campus. New parking lots have been constructed and plans to find ways of curbing the parking problems are being made. Also, the College has acquired and lost some buildings. The Centennial Park apartment building, used to house upperclassmen, but has been lost to private businesses. However the College has gained some new cottages to replace that lose. Some of those are Timmer Cottage and Striker Cottage are just a couple of examples. There are also plans for a large addition to be made to the Peale Science building soon and even the Dewitt Center Theatre has already underwent an addition during the past

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four years. Not only have there been changes to the facilities on campus but now we can have cable and Internet connections in campus residence halls. From the VAX to Knowhope there are changes all around. "I remember during my freshman year, you not access the Internet or World Wide Web," said senior Kelly Yager. "It is a lot easier now. We only had a few computers in the library to access what is familiar senior year. There was no cable in the dorm rooms either." The core curriculum has been completely overhauled. With all of these changes we are now seeing many administrative changes with the resignation of Anne Bakker-Gras and the retirement of President Jacobson. The new president, James Bultman, will take over just after the seniors graduate. Not to mention there are faculty members who have come and gone such as the retirement of long time English Professor Francis Fike and the departure of Pickney Bennedict from the English department. The seniors who worked with Bakker-Gras will remember her change of employment as one of the biggest changes during the four years of college. "The thing I will remember most about Anne is all of the silent battles we have had and that after all we have fought about she has become one of the people I respect the most," said senior Erin Overmeyer, co-director of SAC. Campus is changing, and looking to change everyday and without a doubt the College will have a different look when the graduating seniors return as alumni at there first reunion. ^


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C-hrisiojiher /VI. Sandro Greenville Psijclioloqu/Socioloqii Joshva Schicker ftoscommon fteliqion Ovdrea Stchvnidi Petoskeij TTieafre QvnavJa S'cJtveiJer SiriTn'iiqliaTn Oiologn/GTiqlis))

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D r i j campuses force their seniors to wet their whistles in local bars. "I go because I can," said senior Kris McKee. Senior Jeff Trytko, approaches Holland nightlife with a different philosophy. "It's not just drinking; it's about hanging out. It's a great time to socialize off-campus." Both Trytko and McKee agree that the social nature of a bar is an appeal to visit their favorite watering holes. "There's something about VI [Village Inn] especially," said McKee. "It's like Cheers ...the waitress will be like, 'Hey, it's you guys,'" and she'll have our order ready. It's a great place to hang out." For Trytko, another bar was his favorite spot. "Butch's is more my scene," said Trytko, an art and history double major. "There's jazz. It's more laid back, not superficial with a dance floor, smoke, strobe lights and sports bras." Trytko's drinking habits have changed over the past year. After turning 21 in November of his junior year, "I went to the bar all the time, when I had money," he said. "When you first turn 21, it's all about availability and you take advantage of it...it's a privilege you look forward to, like getting your license at 16. It's a social stage." Dan Taylor, a senior who abstains from alcohol, pictures himself "going to Butch's for dinner with someone who has a drink, but I'll have my old standby Cherry Coke, or Mountain Dew. I never frequent bars because I don't drink," he said. "I was brought up in a conservative household, and then I saw my friends having binge drinking problems

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can o f t e n be g l a m o r i z e d by its reputation of n o n s t o p e x c i t e m e n t , wild parties, and traditional all-nighters. But hang a r o u n d a college c a m p u s , and what is likely to be seen is a lot of tired people. " S l e e p is the easiest thing to give up in your s c h e d u l e , " said s o p h o m o r e Jodi Kurtze. " E v e r y o n e is a l w a y s d e m a n d i n g so m u c h f r o m you and you d e m a n d so m u c h f r o m yourself that you say 'I just

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w o n ' t sleep." Recent studies have s h o w n that 29 to 38 percent of A m e r i c a n s over the age of 18 have c o m p l a i n e d of "tr o u b le s l e e p i n g " within the past year. Fifty percent of chronic sleep deprivation is d u e to e m o t i o n a l stress. W h i l e s o m e people deal with the simply not ever getting into bed, others struggle with falling asleep once they get there. Set a pattern for yourself, get ready f o r bed in the s a m e way each night as a w a y to w a r n y o u r body that you are planning to sleep now," said Kristen Gray, Director of the C o u n s e l i n g Center, Follow a regular sleep s c h e d u l e , " writes psychiatrist Dr. M a r k G i e s e c k e M . D . " G o to bed at the s a m e time each day. M o r e importantly, get up at the s a m e time each m o r n i n g d u r i n g the w e e k and on w e e k e n d s . " People need different a m o u n t s of sleep," G r a y said. If you are getting e n o u g h sleep, y o u d o not need an alarm clock and you a w a k e n f e e l i n g rested and ready to f a c e the day. M y g u e s s is that most college students are sleep deprived, but can pull it off f o r a semester at a t i m e b e c a u s e they are generally y o u n g and healthy." M a n y college students familiarize t h e m s e l v e s with the traditional " p o w e r n a p . " "I try to get as m u c h sleep as I c a n , " said senior Ivy Shen. "I take lots of naps, like f r o m 9 to 11:00 p.m., then I stay u p until 3:00 a.m. I ' m very inconsistent, I d o n ' t get the average eight h o u r s of sleep." T h e r e are several signs that can alert not giving a body e n o u g h rest: w o r r y i n g about getting e n o u g h sleep m o s t nights of the w e e k , feeling d r o w s y all day, having to take sleeping pills to get to sleep, and constantly taking naps or sleeping in to attempt to catch up. " F o r as m u c h physical activity as I do, I d o n ' t get e n o u g h sleep," Kurtze said, w h o is a d a n c e and c o m m u n i c a t i o n s major. "But w h e n I ' m d a n c i n g so m u c h , six hours d o e s n ' t necessarily get m e t hrough the day. B e f o r e I g o to bed, I've got to have it all done, b e c a u s e I k n o w I ' m not going to get up earlier in the m o r n i n g . "

T h e r e are a variety of practices that people use to wind d o w n b e f o r e they hit the sack. O n e c o m m o n issue is thinking too m u c h w h e n you finally have a f e w m i n u t e s of quiet as you are trying to fall asleep," G r a y said. " S o m e suggestions w o u l d b e to c o u n t s h e e p (seriously), or take time to j o u r n a l or pray earlier in the day." Activities that are usually c a l m i n g and relaxing are usually c o n d u c i v e to sleep. "If I relax by reading that helps m e fall asleep, or sitting and talking," said senior M i c h e l l e Lynch. Each person should find their o w n way to get the most out of their t i m e in bed. "I sleep on the b o t t o m of a b u n k bed, with sheets on all three sides to block out the light," Shen said. "I need total darkness, and I use a sleeping m a s k . I think I ' m an e x c e p t i o n . " With all the obligations in the day of an average college student, the question is not usually h o w to get to sleep, but w h e n to sleep. " N o one will like this suggestion, but the a n s w e r is plan your day." G r a y said. "It you can get s o m e of your things d o n e during the day, then you can crawl into b e d at a reasonable h o u r (like 1:00 a.m. instead of 3:30 a.m.)." To deal with i n s o m n i a , s o m e p e o p l e m a y turn to medication. " S o m e t i m e s people d o need sleep medication to help t h e m reset their sleep schedule, or to cope with a m o r e serious p r o b l e m , " G r a y said, " B u t I guess I d o n ' t personally r e c o m m e n d t h e m unless they are prescribed by a medical p r o f e s s i o n a l . " A n o t h e r habit to avoid: glancing at a clock o f t e n w h e n struggling to sleep. D o n ' t put m o r e pressure on yourself to fall asleep immediately. In a situation like this, " k e e p a clock out of sight," says the Student Union A d v i c e Centre.

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and still others spend their s u m m e r w o r k i n g at a c a m p . It isn't the most cleanly place and it d o e s n ' t pay a lot, but for those w h o d o it, it is an experience that challenges, p r o v i d e s g r o w t h and teaches. It is o n e they will never forget. For m a n y the people, both the c a m p e r s and fellow workers, are the reason they love it so much. " O n e of my favorites is the b o n d that w a s created within our staff. We were so unified, that at the end of the three m o n t h s it w a s hard to believe that I k n e w these people so well. T h e s e are friends for life," recalls j u n i o r Leigh Ann Schmidt, c o u n s e l o r at C a m p G e n e v a in Holland. Junior Robin Alderink, c o u n s e l o r at Gran-Hill in Rodney, M i c h , agrees. "I w o r k e d at Gran-Hill Ranch because I wanted to m a k e a d i f f e r e n c e in y o u n g p e o p l e ' s lives," she

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T UTYlgf o - r k r nL JqJ p aij " T h e y only w o r k three days w h i c h d o e s n ' t sound like m u c h , but it is a lot of time w h e n you think of the c o m m u t e f r o m H o l l a n d , " said senior Scott E n g e l s m a n , G r a n d R a p i d s H o o p s intern. T h e benefits are not only in what the students learn, but the n e t w o r k i n g they gain with p e o p l e in the field. Also,the experience leaves the students with a new perspective on the real world. T h e y see h o w their k n o w l e d g e learned through a c a d e m i c s will influence their careers. "It gives m e a taste of what the w o r k i n g world is like," Olds said. "I want to g o into sports and this will help m e build a r e s u m e . " "1 think that this will serve as a springboard into the sporting w o r l d , " Kopas said. " M y career goal is an administrative position in the athletic w o r l d . "

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^ f a T l d l T i g under the flags of Asian countries, a visiting student f r o m Meiji Gakuin University in Tokoyo, Japan, shares the stage with a traditional dragon during Japan Night '99. Visiting students offered a showcase of culture, f r o m dance and origami to favorite cuisine. (Photo by Johnathan Muenk)

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C>eth Q. I-Lvnt

Portage

HJario

l-l-vssein

Jeremy

l-l-ylen

Keni^a

Klaaren Cottage (jadeni

Voortiees 4-ell

Cliarlotte

Stephanie

l-lyma

L o r / Jean

Irvine

"Vissclier Cottage

Carperterwille, IL

Sclin'er Cottage

Pocliester, NV|

College Gast Opts.

G>rad Irving

Gast Grand Papids

Cook l4-all

Lori Jackson

Lake Odessa

Tyler

Cook t^all

Ja nsen

Oelton

Cathleen

Poll Cottage

Jaworowski

Grand Papids

Klaasen Opts.

Gd Jewett

Crown Point, IN

Joshva

College Gast Opts.

Johnson

Ggan, MN

Katherine

Cosmopolitan l-l-all

Johnson

Kenhuood

Shari

Jones

Grand Papids

Kelly

Delta Phi Cottage

Johnson

Neui M-ope, MN

Michelle

Joos

Okemos

&erqcn Coftaqe Ccnfennial CoHoqe

Cavanaugh Duple* ftrumler

Opts. Orumler Opts.

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Jorck

J ntnors

- Laicho

1

Chrish'na

lAJoH Jorck ... VoorliMe l-l-oll

Columliijc, I N

Qaron

9 9 9 M-ope College

Jvbar l-l-ollnnd

l-l-nlli)

Jennifer

KampJivi's GrandviHt

GrandviHc

benjamin

Ai. Kapenqa ... U.cec( CoHoqe

Uamflfon

Jennifer

Kasperski . PorKvi'eui Opt«.

Colduiaicr

C>ever1y M.

KaH .... O r u m l e r Qpf«.

G r a n d l4-avfn

Peter

Kellepovrqy l/lonKman CoHaqt

Naslivillf.TN

Kelley

Q,vinn

K r a K i r Opts.

Oarn'nqfon, 1 L

J e f f e r y Kemner l-l-olland

Travfrs* Cihj

Shannon

Kenny Uo«« CoHoqe

liihcafon, 1 L

Pavl

Kernsfock .. P a H t r s o n CoHaqt

6oq Cfhj

Chris

Kerrins .. l^onkman CoHaqe

Lan«inq

Ongela

Kidder Cook M-all

G r a n d ftapids

Peter

Kim Voorlites kl-all

Glcnvuui, 1L

Kevin

Kirkpatrick M-oIlond

GureKa, M O

Kelly

Klein CoDeqc Ga«f Gptc.

Chad Kleinheksel Zetland

Brumler OpK.

Klinger

Jill

Grand

Kelly

ftapids

Colleqt Gast Qpt«.

Kloosterman

'Traverst C i h j

HJclmerii CoHaqe

Peqqx^ KloH . Sfbqline CoHaqe

Nicholas

Knebl

Ludinqton

Qdriann

Parkvieui Qpts.

Knepshield

Middleioutn, Ot-l-

Cynthia

Olpho Gamma P k i CoHaqe

Knight

Comvtock

Lori

Voorkccs U-nll

Knvdsen SSjHone

Kristin

ftaij

Kookier

Jenlson

Jon

B r u m l e r Opts. Colleq* Gaef

Kopchick G r a n d Papidc

Cook (4-aII

Qandi Kops Muskcqon

Jennifer

Colleqt Gast Qpfs.

Kossoris

Jem'eon

Michelle

Collcqe Gael Qpfs.

Kramer

Napervillt

C o H t q t Ga«f Qpfs.

Poh Kropp Holland

Qaron

kl-olland

Lahbe

Cadillac

Mike

Kollf.n M-all

Ladd Van Saun CoHoqe

Jackcon

S1. Laird

Linda

Holland

f4«lland

Uachel

Lamb

brookfuld. 1L

lamin benjamin

Lane Law.

Traverse Ci'hj

barbara

Colleqe Gasf Qpfc.

Lanqlois f-l-opkint

Tannia

l i r u m l e r Qpfs.

Lascano

Gcuador

'Tanya

Colleqe Gasf Qpfs.

Lasley

Ludinqfon

Jeremy

V e r B e e k CoHaqe

Latchow

CKarloHe

J u n i o r

Cosmopolifan l-rall

Lanqeland

6eIlujood. 1 L

Scott

"MJtlmtrs CoHaqi

C l a s s

SooH H-all

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Law9or) - Mc&riSe

9 9 9 M-ope College

iJ-azel Lawson Princcton, 1 L

Jededieh Philip

K r a k c r Qpf«.

Lemmen

UMIiam-iton

Melvssa

l-l-olland

Lenon

Mccocta

^ r o w n s t o n c Gpfs.

hibn'zzi O r l a n d P a r k . 1L>

Uenee Pavl

College Gasf Q p f t .

Lick

?1iellii{ T u i p

lUelmers Coffaqe

Lillie Po«rv(l1e, M N

-

Glplia Knppo Pi' CoHaqe

Leete

•Vienna, V Q

Gre/cAen

Janei

Parkvicui Qptc.

Leochmar

"Tracij. C O

JaroJ

VanZv^I CoHaqe

hipperi Qlma

Cook U-all

Jessica Loomis l4-olland

Lavri

(4-olland

horis Niles, 1 L

Kaie

Mac

College Gael Opfc.

Doniels

Holland

Jason

K r a k e r Opts.

Main Lakevieui

College Gasf Opts.

A l a r y £>efti M a rchionda Neui OalHmore

Jenny

&rouinstone Opts.

Mark Manislee

Qochelle

College Gact Opts.

Marker

Lansing

College Gast Opts.

Laura Markessinis Nassau, N l ^

Sarah

Midland

Gngela

Holland

Mc£>ri3e

Cliicago, 1 L

Main+aiTiiTig

Dorian Coftage

Mayer

l-l-olland

Steven

Dorian Cottage

Martin

Voorhees l-l-all

said J a m e s Sitati, a j u n i o r f r o m Nairobi, K e n y a and m e m b e r of the International Relations C l u b . " M a n y international students represented their o w n countries and contributed to other cultures." A variety of cuisines f r o m countries such as

l/Uarld Class PI a-vor

Japan, Thailand, Pakistan, F r a n c e and G e r m a n y were available for tasting. T h i s annual event has been the g r o u p ' s biggest fund-raiser since it first began a p p r o x i m a t e l y eight years ago. " T h i s is an opportunity for other students to see what is out there and experience other cultures," Sitati said. "It's a c h a n c e to show our cultures to the rest of the c a m p u s and also provide t h e m with the opportunity to ask us questions. M a n y students m a y see international students on c a m p u s but d o n ' t get a c h a n c e to talk to t h e m or learn about their culture." An assortment of cultural displays and live

music f r o m a variety of ethnic b a c k g r o u n d s p r o v i d e d a truly authentic experience to fair-goers. M a n y students were seen dressed in the traditional attire of their respective countries. A recipe b o o k w a s available for purchase, containing recipes f r o m this fair as well as recipes for f o o d presented in past f o o d fairs. "If students taste s o m e t h i n g and want to try to m a k e it, this will help t h e m " noted Sitati. F u n d s f o r this event c a m e primarily f r o m the International Club. T h e proceeds were collected and given to T h e Heifer Project, which provides people in A f r i c a n countries with livestock.

e m p h a s i s on enriching multicultural life on c a m p u s , the International Relations C l u b hosted its a n n u a l F o o d Fair on Saturday, N o v e m b e r 14. T h e event s h o w c a s e d a variety of f o o d s a m p l e s f r o m n u m e r o u s countries. " F i v e of the seven continents were r e p r e s e n t e d , "

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l-l-olland

Drew

G i l m o r f M-al1

McCvlley Panuiood. N J

TodJ MCKI'jt) D.oc)ic«tcr U-nis

Sufphen CoHagc C o o k l-l-all

J ill D. McKi'vnon Onlsta

Uactiel

Cook l-bll

Meengs

Musk«qon

Charrie

Mei'nts

Okemo«

forevt

Cook l-l-all

Merchant

Kalamazoo

Leslie

Praternal Cottage

Mern'man

M-asKngs

Qenee

Kuizengo Cottage

Meyer

M o u n t Vernon. 1 0

Michelle

Jennifer

Klei'nlieksel Cottage

L. Mill

Soutli l-l-aven

Janel

Klaaren Cottage

Michalski

Jcm'son

Cook kl-all

M filer M-olland

Michelle Charles

Vjonkman Cottage

Miyaso

'Tokijo, Japan

Qmy

Cook l-l-all

M ixer

Muskegon

Gsvka

t l o s s Cottage

Miller

Columbia. M O

Cook l-l-all

Moldenhaver li'alled Lake

havrel

Vender Oorgh Gp(«.

MoneHe

1-l-oUon

Daniza

College Gasf Qpfs.

Monroy

Lima. Peru

Keri

Olplia Gamma PKi Cottage

College G a s l Opts.

Moore Lansing

Vennema Opls.

l-l-eai-her A l o r a n Grove Cihj. P Q

DeUa Pin' Cottage

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, Dn'l. oors 1 |and hhcarts

i z z a . ice-cream, smiles and laughter were abundant at the Emersonian Cottage Saturday night, October 24 as the fraternity opened its doors to the Children's After School Achievement ( C A S A ) program. "We wanted to find a way to give back to the community," said senior Adam Labbe, event director. "I was thinking about the C A S A program and 1 thought it would be nice to give these kids a chance to get away from the books and have a night of fun. I gave Bob Boersma, the C A S A director, a call. He was very receptive. He helped me organize it with the tutors. This is the first year that w e ' v e ever done anything like this."

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C l a s s

The Emersonians organized a pizza party from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. The kids were then taken to the Dow Center where they could swim, play volleyball, basketball, kickball and board games. The evening ended with an ice-cream party at the Emersonian Cottage. The fraternity also received help f r o m the Sibylline and Sigma Sigma sororities. Forty-five to 50 C A S A students attended. "We wanted to keep this a Greek event because I think that right now the Greeks have gotten dragged through the mud," Labbe said "We wanted to show everyone what we are really about." A m a n d a Morales, a 10 year-old C A S A student, was enthusiastic about the evening's events. "I went swimming and played volleyball and kickball," she said. "I ate lots of pizza and icecream too. This is the first time I've ever been to Hope. 1 think all of the studying I did was worth it because this was really f u n . " Mike Brya, a senior fraternity member, helped chaperon the event. "This is something that we hope to carry on in our fraternity," he said. "It's amazing to see how three hours of our time can mean so much to these kids. It means a lot to me to know that the time I spend with them can maybe point them in the right direction."


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/VI o r g a n - Poesi

9 9 9 M-ope College

Kellv

Morgan G r a n d Blanc

Ki'mberly

0«)ta Phi CoHaqc

Morgaji

l-l-ou>efl

Matt

U-inkamp CoHaq*

Morgan ftockford

(Holland

Kirsien M or tan S'lielb^ Touinvhip Jennifer

CoIIeqt Gasf Qpfv.

Morn's

Bloomficld 4 , U s

Dovg

College Gact ( i p K .

Morion Dcrnardcville. N J

ftrumler

Qpt«.

J e f f r e y Mvlder

p n1 *

G r a n d l^apids

Jessica

Grand 'Aapi'ds

MvlSer

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Kafhryn Jack

Cook M-olI

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Jr.

G r a n d 1^apid«

Jvan

College Gast Opt«.

Mvlder

l-l-olland

SSjfphcn CoHaqe

C. Mvnoz Holland

Peter

Holland

Myers 14Jestern Springs, 1 L

Cnna

M-olland

Naher Zeeland

H'elmers CoHage

Jessalynn

Nagy

Canton

Grin

Oe G r a f f CoHage

Najjar Sarasota. f - L

Joel

Columbia Qpls.

Nechers Grand l^apids

John

Cosmopolitan t4-all

Neeb Cedarburg. I f l

Caroline

Cook t-l-all

Newell

fteed C(h|

Steffens Cottage

G r e g Nienhovse Spring Lake

Melissa

M-olland

Nienvis

Zeeland

Korfney

l l ' e l m e r s Cottage

Diane

Niles

Grand Blanc

Joni

HJelmers Cottage

Norwood Muskegon

Qndrew

Venncma Opts.

Ohm

Grand Blanc

Krisfy

Sutpken Cottage

Oldham

Lansing

Olexis

Parkview Opts.

Oosfing

Spring Lake

Jenelle

lieeverts Cottage

Orzechowski

Montague

Qndrew

Dorian Cottage

Otis

Gast Jordan

Sarah

Cook H-all

Paccione

Kalamazoo

Nicole

Holland

Palmer

G r a n d (4-even

Voorbees W-all

L a u r a Parsons Midland, M l

Ted

Delta P k i Cottage

Patrick Sbepberd

Joel

College Ga«t Opts.

Patterson M-oIland

brian

Durfee t+all

Pavl Bad Girc

Kemherlee

Cook t r a i l

Pea se

Kalamazoo

Rhonda

Cook H-all

Perdve

Laingsburg

tJinkamp Cottage

'

Grica

N. Perez

flint

TAJelmers Cottage

Miner-va

Perez

New l/|ork. N l j

Jennifer

U-olIand

Jenny

Ko,1

«,,

Pett Holland

Pierce

Soutb t4irvcn

Christopher

College Gast Opts.

Poest

B r u n s w i c k . Ot4-

Centennial Cottage

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Qecca Poth

Carmcl, IN

Oshley

Cook l-l-all

M. Pn'es

B^ron Center

M-inXamp Coffaqe

Ondrew Pnvs €asf Lansing Marie

Provosi

Grica

Pvntel

Cosmopoli'fan l-l-all

Qllen Park

Steffens CoHaqe

CenferviHe. OM-

Jennifer

Parkvieui Opts.

Pyzora

CUnfon "Toxunslip

Vaness

Pamirez

Joanne

Pandinihs

Parkvieui Qptc.

kl-olland

Orumler Opts.

Pl^moufli

Kappa Delta Clii CoHaqe

Karl Pasche

Gast Lansing

Joshva

M.

David

Paiai

Kraker Opts.

Pasdall

Ourango. CO

Parkvieui Qpfs.

^averse Cih^

Ku^per CoHage

MaHhe w Peynolds

€asf Lansing

Patricia

Mandeville CoHoge

Pheiw

Parminglon l-lnll

Kevin

Vennema Gpfs.

Pichardson

Cusfer

Dovqlas

KruitKof Cottage

Pichier

m'nsdale, 1L

Cosmopolitan H-all

Sarah Pobhins Qlpena Qnne Podeck

Traverse Ci'hj

Phonda

College Gasf Opts.

I-Leather Poy

M-oland

M-oland

M. Pvcti

Kenfuiood

College Gast Qpfs.

I-Lolly Pvsscher

hennviHe

Voorlues H-all

bob Pv+herford

Oouiners Grove, 1L

Cook H-all

Qaalfeld

Gmily

Gast Lansing

Tala

Sazleykova

Sofia, Bulgaria

Qaron

Qchaniz

M-asfings

Kyle Qchavb

Suttons Oaij

Kaihryn

G. Schmidt

Forfl^a^ne. IN

Onn Schmidt

Leigh

Gstes Park, CO

Kvrt

Gasf Lansing

Qakala

Lusaka

Qverqana

Scholtens

NaperviHe, 1L

lAJilliam

P. Schoonveld

Grand P^pids

David

Schovt

Qnnt

Schrock

Zeeland Mason

L o r / Scioriino

Pindlaij, OM-

Lesley

Sheldon

Grrand Papids

College Gasf Opts. Spanisli M-ouse

K. Pop

Muskegon

Olerander

Ourfee H-all fteck

Cottage

Sufplien Cottage Ijonknian Cottage Cook Hall DeGraff Cottage Parkvieui Qpfs.

Cook Hall Voorliees Hall Sibt^lme Coffage Sfnjker Cottage Oelfa Plii Cottage

Umy S hinemon

Pullonville, Nil •

Krista

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Pob Sikkel

ktoTland

James

N. Sitati

Nairobi, Keni^a .

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Oaron

(Holland

Slawson

Shannon

Zetland

Sniih

Sfe-vtn^villt

Jennifer

Kuijpcr CoHaqe

Smith

l-i-olland

lAJclmcrt CoHsqc

Solh's

John

Gai(1ord

Kevin

Orumler Opts.

Sonnemon

^Trnverse C«hj

College Gael Qpfs.

Ondee Svaman Hock/ord

Hebecca

Gvison CoHoqe

Speyer

B ^ r o n Cenfer

Cook kl-all

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"Victoria

Spraqve

PalaKne, i L

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Kollen M-all V a n O r e i e r CoHoqe

Start Muskegon

Phillip Kayrl

Vennetna Opts.

Stein

Qnn Qrbor

David

K r a k e r Opts.

Stead

Dearborn

Sarah

College € a c f Opts.

Stawski

G r a n d Rapids

Sfbijline Cottage

Stielstra

t-l-olland

College € a s t Opts.

La vra Stoh G r a n d Tlapids

Ollicia

LaGrange Park, I L

Jeremy

HJelmers Cottage

Stoner

Dottle Creek

Sarah

Steffens Cottage

Stoj'ic

Cosmopolitan U-all

Stroven

Durban, Soutb O f r i c a

College € a s t Opts.

Hob Strvck Orland Park, I L

M a s t Cottage

Junior

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Carmen Rottenberg Answers questions from a W Z Z M Channel 13 reporter at the Geoffery Fieger speech on October 23. As president of the Hope Democrats, Rottenberg did much for the afternoon, including setting up the sound system and presenting the candidate for governor. (Photo by Nikelle Johnson)

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Janelle

Thomp

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Jamie

Todd

Tillema

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M-oland

Craig

Tommola

Carrie

Tonn

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Kalamazoo

Jenvifer

Qlma

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Chrisiine

Trinh

Zetland

John

t-iollond

Thornell

G r a n d t4-aveii

Sara

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M. Tyrrell

Chelsea

Dan Valevie

ID. Oloomfield

G r a n d M-aven

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Holland

Dave Van Opsiall

t-l^idsonvdle

Kimherly

Oar on Van ZeHen

Grand Papi'ds

VanOvhen

M-oland

Valorie

L. Vance

Krisien

VandelVeqe

Gat|1ord Zeeland

Kelly VandershU

Kalamazoo

Christy

Peeve Cottage

Vandenl-l-eyvel

Montague

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Van Vliei

Grana Papi'ds

Grinn

Kui'cenga Cottage

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I Tl 6 cold bone white walls of the c o l l e g e ' s b a t h r o o m s seem to be filled m o r e and m o r e with the h a n d i w o r k of graffiti artists. However, amidst all the G r e e k letters, gross profanity, and " s o - a n d - s o w a s h e r e " statements there is actually s o m e writing on the wall that is entertaining and stimulating. "Jazz a n d B l u e s are the way to c r u i s e ! " is advice that is scrawled on a stall in the second floor m e n ' s rest r o o m in L u b b e r s - o n e of the m o r e " d e c o r a t e d " b a t h r o o m s on c a m p u s . "It is illogical to a s s u m e that o n e can be d e f i n e d by writing left in a b a t h r o o m " is o n e of the d e e p e r quotes that can be f o u n d there.

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C l a s s

A l t h o u g h it might s e e m that graffiti might be limited to L u b b e r s and D e P r e e , w h e r e the arts and h u m a n i t i e s are located, b a t h r o o m s in Peale and VanZoeren are not devoid of wall inscriptions. A p o e m reading "Dissecting all long day long, m a k e s m e want to sing a song, this building m a k e s m e go crazy, so I shall sit here and be l a z y " was f o u n d in the second floor of the Peale Science Center. "Personally, I think that it is disgusting, especially in the b a t h r o o m s , " said Physical Plant worker, Michelle Heard. "I have to take care ot that problem by cleaning [the walls] or request that they be repainted." T h e most intresting graffiti can be f o u n d on the second floor lavatory in Van Zoeren. A f t e r a rest r o o m user simply wrote the letters " W . W J . D . " another observant soul replied with "Jesus w o u l d not d e f e c a t e a public b a t h r o o m . " it s e e m s that paying attention to the walls around you can be quite useful. T h e r e just might be a piece of advice that is worth following, or a anecdote that will put a smile on your face.


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1 9 9 9 (-|- 0 p e College

Pavl

Vender

l-Letde

Grand

Joel

ftapids

"VanJer

Paul

Holland

V/?'e/

Holland

I-Ulland

VanderLaan Orland P a r k , 1 L

Glizaberh

VanderLi'vd

Grand

Qiacey

Cook t l a l l ftopids

Zuiemcr Cottage

L. VanderMolen

G r a n d Uapidc

Matthew

College €Bef Qpfs,

VanderNaald

Petoske^

Jaclvn

VanSavn Cottage

VandeWeqe

1+olland

Sheila

Ooevburg Cottage

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Grandville

Jvh'e

V a n V l e c k M-all

VavTi'mmeren G r a n d Uapidc

Kevin

Cook M-all

Van Timmeren

G r a n d Papids

Jill

G r a n d Uapids

Veldhof (-l-olland

Omy

l-l-olland

Vincent Holland

Kn'sti

H'elmers Cottage

L. Vincent

Lijons

Onqela

College Gast Qpfs.

Visser

l-l-olland

P a r k v i e w Qpte.

£>ryan Volk T r a v e r s e Ci'fg

David

Cook ki-all

Vrvggi'nk

14Ji(ogng

Michelle

lAhjoming

Washburn

Slielbij T u j p

College Gacf Opts.

G>etsy Waterloo Gnn Grbor

Onne

Klaaren Cottage

Weener l-^olland

Daniel

College Gast Opts.

Weqner

N o r f l i Muskegon

Qdam

Wesselink

Grand P^pids

Kristiina

K r a k e r Gpis.

West

Marquette

Nate

Scott M-all

Dorian Cottage

Whitmeyer M-artland

Glissa

College € a s t Opts.

Wickmann

l-l-olland

Oiekcma Cottage

Dan Wilkens Gannon, 1L

John

Williams G l e n GTIijn

Kortnea Qnna

Poll Cottage

L. Williams

'Traverse C i h j

Cook t-i-all

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brownstone Opfs.

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m a n y students, w o r k i n g at W i n d m i l l Island

is j u s t another part of staying on c a m p u s f o r a M a y term. " I ' m doing M a y term, so it's a convenient j o b , " said s o p h o m o r e Jill DeBoer. " T h e y work with y o u r schedule." "Tulip T i m e j o b s last for ten days during the international f l o w e r festival," said Shiella W e i r s m a , a W i n d m i l l Island public relations representative. T h e w o r k e r s will either give guided tours of the island or work at the ticket booth. "It's long hours, but it's a quick way to earn s o m e fast money," W e i r s m a said. De Bo e r , w h o w o r k e d during Tulip T i m e last year, e x p e r i e n c e d these long hours. " [ W o r k i n g at the island m a d e for] long days. You never k n e w w h e n you w o u l d get done. You got d o n e w h e n the p e o p l e stopped c o m i n g , " D e b o e r said. S o p h o m o r e Chris Poest w a s not deterred b y these e x h a u s t i n g hours. H e returned to the island this summer. "I w o r k e d [there] last year to m a k e extra money. It w a s a f u n a t m o s p h e r e . I e n j o y e d talking to the people and p e o p l e - w a t c h i n g . " Poest is f r o m B r u n s w i c k , Ohio. Last year was his first time in Holland during Tulip Time. Planning to stay in Holland all s u m m e r , he thought having this j o b for a w e e k during Tulip T i m e would be f u n . "[Tulip T i m e ] is unique, unlike any other event I ' v e ever e x p e r i e n c e d . " F r e s h m a n Stephanie S c h a a p d o e s n ' t mind missing the Tulip T i m e festivities to give tours on

i m c t i j Julie G r e e

W i n d m i l l Island. " I ' m f r o m Holland so I ' v e seen the parades and all. I thought it w o u l d be a good way to m a k e money," she said. This is not the first time S c h a a p has taken a j o b at W i n d m i l l Island during Tulip Time. She has w o r k e d at the f u d g e shop on the island during a previous s u m m e r , but d i d n ' t k n o w what she w o u l d d o in her new j o b other than giving the tours. "I really d o n ' t k n o w what to e x p e c t — a lot of questions about the history of Holland, which I k n o w nothing about. I ' m expecting it to be pretty chaotic, actually," S c h a a p said. T h e festival d r a w s thousands of people to Holland each year. " T h e biggest percentage of people w h o c o m e is during Tulip Time," W e i r s m a said. W i n d m i l l Island hires extra help f o r Tulip Time, which occurs M a y 5th through M a y 16.

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Pf, W^n^. IN

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Joy

Cameron

Ulest Blootnfield

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second semester they must also enroll in the I D S c o u r s e entitled, " E n c o u n t e r with C u l t u r e s . " P r o g r a m director C h u c k G r e e n addressed the

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matter of a potentially segregated c a m p u s . " S t u d e n t s express c o n c e r n that all students of color will be in Scott Hall and all of the other d o r m s will be exclusively white. E v e r y other

students to interact with students they normally w o u l d n ' t or w o u l d n ' t want to. O u r world is not

college residence p r o g r a m looking at cultural diversity finds that the majority of the students involved are white. We realize that this is attractive to some, not all, of minority students c o m i n g to

minorities, "diversity" is not j u s t a n o t h e r c a m p u s c o n c e r n or controversy. It's a way of life. " [ T h e P h e l p s Scholar P r o g r a m ] will allow

getting smaller, but bigger," said D. Wesley Poythress, dean of multicultural life. A s of A u g u s t 1998, the school began the planning and carrying out of a plan to i m p r o v e minority participation. T h e plan consists of e l e m e n t s that will contribute to long range success. T h e most evident sign of this e f f o r t is the d e v e l o p m e n t of the Phelps Scholar P r o g r a m . This p r o g r a m a d d r e s s e s such issues as minority recruitment, retention and u n d e r s t a n d i n g cultures. " T h e p r o g r a m c o m e s f r o m this c o m p r e h e n s i v e plan. It m i g h t take six, seven, eight or even nine years for it to be fully realized," said Poythress. H e has seen p r o g r e s s in the quest for a m o r e diverse c a m p u s and the conversation that has taken place b e c a u s e of it. " I ' v e seen p r o g r e s s in the sense that w e have c o m e together and gotten the support of the Board of Trustees, faculty, and administration," he said. For Poythress, student f e e d b a c k is important. " W e have gotten positive and negative res p o n s e s , " he said. " T h e point is that m a n y of the cons h a v e been b a s e d upon missed i n f o r m a t i o n and inaccuracies that have g o n e a r o u n d . " T h e p r o g r a m will g o into e f f e c t in the fall of 1999 with the f r e s h m a n class of 2003. T h e first two floors of Scott Hall have been

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c h o s e n as the r e s i d e n c e hall w h e r e the Phelps S c h o l a r students will work and study. T h e f r e s h m a n involved will be required to take o n e of three firstyear s e m i n a r s related to cultural diversity. In their

s o p h o m o r e

C l a s s

H o p e , " G r e e n said. S o m e minority students are a bit a p p r e h e n s i v e toward the new p r o g r a m . "It's a role reversal of sorts, that's h o w I see it," said s o p h o m o r e Anthony M o t o n . "I have mixed reactions. 1 have not struggled. I ' v e b e c o m e a better person, meeting people of different cultures. I've g r o w n f r o m my experience here [meeting people of different cultures]." W h i l e s o m e minority students are c o n c e r n e d , others are excited about the program. " T h i s is a big step for H o p e to take. I know the c a m p u s tries, but it's hard to do. It's o n e of those things that must be worked in gradually," said j u n i o r Steve M c B r i d e . P r o g r a m organizers h o p e that this p r o g r a m will m a k e the school m o r e attractive to minorities. "If minority students find a niche they'll c o m e back a second, third, and fourth year," Green said. While p r o g r a m directors and organizers work to fine-tune the p r o g r a m b e f o r e it begins in the fall of '99, f a c i n g both support and concern f r o m students and faculty, Poythress r e m a i n s optimistic. " W e have to mix students up, get them to step out of their c o m f o r t zones. It's hard, but if you make a c o n s c i o u s effort, (the other people) will m a k e an effort too.' ' J ?


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Infersecf S e n 'n o r Matt Youngberg, bass player for paisley dAve, felt the high point for him during the entire Lewis Event came as he and his band members spent fifteen minutes in prayer before they performed at the Friday evening concert. "We came to the realization that nothing we do is of ourselves. All we have, even our art, we can't claim for ourselves. It's a gift from God," he said. The Lewis Event continued in the tradition of the Veritas forum, as the event brought to campus artists, all of who profess to carry with their artistry a commitment to the Christian faith. The event was dedicated to considering where Christian spirituality and creativity meet. Music, dance, writing, art, drama, and discussion were all celebrated, performed and studied. "The event picked up steam as it went along," said organizer Joel Tanis. "What excited me most was how individual students were impacted by it." Throughout the weekend, various plays and seminars were held throughout the days, and concerts at night. Performing were Sleepwalkers, David Wilcox, Sarah Masen, paisley dAve, Sixpence None the Richer, and Fernando Ortega. Organizers of the event hoped to spark campus interest—to find where art, influenced by sound theological thought, may have relevance in a postmodern world.

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"I saw some new faces," sophomore Kyla Moore said. "What it did for the Hope community was in some ways make people more aware that there are other Christian artists out there. There are a lot of Christians who haven't been so exposed to the world of arts, and vice versa. Artists got to hear about other artists and their own faith." In hindsight, Tanis would have liked to see more involvement within the faculty and academic departments. "I would like to work on building bridges between Veritas and other academic departments on campus," said Tanis. " I ' m disappointed that we didn't necessarily communicate well to all faculty." The three major concerts were a highlight for many who took part in the event. "For one, it gave the students at Hope something fun and different from the norm." said sophomore Isaac Hartman. Also debuting for the Lewis Event was Sixpence member Matt Slocum's original dramatic piece, "The Great Divorce." "It was excellent, very true to the book," Tanis said. The performers enjoyed the event, the sessions they performed in, and the experience as a whole. "The artists loved [the event]," Tanis said. "It was rewarding for them to get a warm response and good contact with the crowd. Fernando Ortega even was invited over for Sunday dinner by a group of students. He had a great time." The performers were available offstage tor more personal discussion and contact with eventgoers. Paisley dAve received the chance to play in an atmosphere new to their past experience. It was one of their biggest concerts, with a large sound system, lots of lights, and a large audience. "We played well and were well-received," said senior band member Josh Schicker. "And we were able to talk to other musicians who are out there. We want to be out playing music for a living." Organizers say that so far the feedback from the event has been positive.


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the size of the student body," said Sergeant Robert D e V r i e s , with the H P D . " B u t it is a c o n c e r n [of ours] that [partying] has started this way. D u r i n g the past t w o years w e have seen a decline. We want to r e m e d y this situation." D e V r i e s stressed that the H P D is willing to work with fraternities, sororities, and other off c a m p u s h o u s i n g toward m e t h o d s of a v o i d a n c e of p r o b l e m s , but the t w o things that continue to c o n c e r n officers are the u n d e r - a g e d drinkers and illegal selling of alcohol to minors. " W e c a n ' t turn away f r o m this,"

I T l 6 Holland Police D e p a r t m e n t ( H P D ) and students are n o s e - t o - n o s e c o n c e r n i n g the rise in off c a m p u s party " b u s t s " this year. A l t h o u g h the c a m p u s is dry, students still attempt to get a r o u n d c a m p u s regulations by h o l d i n g parties in o f f - c a m p u s h o u s i n g . A s these students are finding out, however, they are not a l w a y s able to get a r o u n d other regulations. T h e party h o u s e s w h e r e these events are held are located close e n o u g h to c a m p u s that party-goers can walk to the house, yet " o f f - c a m p u s " e n o u g h that the residents, if o v e r 21, are legally allowed to possess and c o n s u m e alcohol. However, students e n g a g i n g in u n d e r a g e drinking at these parties are finding they a r e n ' t quite as " s a f e " as they o n c e thought they were. T h e Holland Police have h a n d e d out m o r e M i n o r In Possession ( M I P ) alcohol violations first s e m e s t e r than they have in recent years. "I realize w e are running w a y a h e a d of w h e r e w e were in p r e v i o u s years [concerning the n u m b e r of police-reported student violations a n d parties]," said D e a n of Students, Richard Frost, " B u t n u m b e r s vary f r o m year to y e a r d e p e n d i n g on the level of noise and variety of people, not b e c a u s e the H P D is cracking d o w n . " T h e H P D h a s noticed the increased n u m b e r of violations and is c o n c e r n e d about their escalating involvement in o f f - c a m p u s party situations. " T h e n u m b e r s are still small in c o m p a r i s o n to

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D e V r i e s said. S o m e students are questioning h o w necessary police i n v o l v e m e n t is at parties. "I understand that they have to e n f o r c e the law but it s e e m s like the police are f o c u s i n g only on the pursuit of u n d e r a g e drinkers," said s o p h o m o r e Kelly B u w a l d a , w h o w a s in attendance at a b a c k y a r d b a r b e c u e that police " b u s t e d . " " T h e r e w a s n ' t any c a u s e f o r police at the b a r b e c u e , " she said. " A g r o u p of friends should be able to have a b a r b e c u e without the harassment of the c o p s . " T h e administration understands that students will continue to participate in o f f - c a m p u s gatherings but e x p e c t that students will represent the college well on and o f f - c a m p u s . " S t u d e n t s o f t e n ask: ' W e ' r e o f f - c a m p u s , w h y is this the c o l l e g e ' s b u s i n e s s ? " ' said D e r e k E m e r s o n , director of h o u s i n g and judicial affairs. " B u t it is a reflection on H o p e C o l l e g e and it interferes with the c o m m u n i t y . T h e c o m m u n i t y expects H o p e to take responsibility for its students. A n d secondly, H o p e has high expectations for its students." N o t all students think police have been cracking d o w n on party-goers e n o u g h . " F r o m what I've seen, and I d o n ' t go to parties, the c o p ' s attention has been minimal and well h i d d e n , " said s o p h o m o r e Christina Starvos. " I ' m glad the school is taking an interest, but t h e y ' r e not being tough e n o u g h . T h e partying here is very excessive for a Christian school.' " J *


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