March 16, 2011 w Since 1887 “Spera In Deo” Hope College w Holland, Michigan
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Dancing ‘all for the kids’ Students
2011 Dance Marathon raises $40,000 more than expected immerse
Oliver Emerson finds great
joy in getting to spend quality
time with his family. He likes Madalyn Muncy
CamPuS neWS Co-editor
playing with his toy trucks and
constructing buildings out of his Spring break is almost upon
Legos. Oliver also loves Dance us and Hope students are looking
Marathon. forward to time off from classes.
The 4-year-old son of Derek Many are headed to warmer
Emerson, director of events and climates for vacation, and others
conferences, quickly worked are headed home for time with
his way into the hearts of Hope family and friends.
College’s community after he However, approximately 200
was diagnosed with stage four Hope students will be going
neuroblastoma cancer this past around the United States and
summer. abroad to participate in 15
Oliver, who is currently un- spring break immersion trips
dergoing treatment at the Helen where they will spread the love
DeVos Children’s Hospital, be- of Christ through service to
came one of 22 Miracle Children others.
for this year’s marathon. In prior years, these Hope-
Dance Marathon 2011: sponsored spring break
Clowning Around for the Kids, excursions were called mission
marked the 12th consecutive trips. This year, Hope has
year of Hope’s partnership with renamed them “immersion
the Children’s Miracle Network trips,” feeling that immersion
to raise money for the Helen De- better fits the atmosphere of
Vos Children’s Hospital, located these trips.
in Grand Rapids. The proceeds Photo by holly evenhouSe “This isn’t as much because
aid in the development of the tHe Big reVeal— Members of the Dance Marathon Dream team unveil the total amount these trips are not about
hospital which in turn, helps en- of money raised by Hope students this year. the total was $40,000 more than last year’s total. missions, but more to help us
able children, like Oliver, to be it isn’t the record though: Hope raised $120,878.62 in 2008. remember that we are going
treated in a state-of-the-art in- more as learners than as do-
stitution. 24 hours of food, games and of “My friends definitely got me for someone,” said Sawyer. ers,” explained Kate Kooyman,
A variety of different stu- course, dancing. Over 250 mo- through. While changing socks For first time dancer Dani- director of outreach and social
dents and organizations joined ralers were there to keep the 200 and shoes, brushing your teeth elle Portfleet (’13), the various justice at campus ministries.
together and raised a total of dancers on their feet the entire and changing your clothes can events put on by the Dream “Instead of focusing first on a
$90, 390.69 “for the kids.” time. help, there is nothing compared Team were a large part of what project, or diving in to ‘help’ right
The 24- hour dance-a-thon Four-time dancer Katie Saw- to seeing a friend walk into the got her through the night. “There away, these trips will encourage
kicked off at 5 p.m. in The Dow yer (’11) said that staying on her Dow and give you a huge hug were times where, if I wasn’t students to learn how they might
Friday night. Close to 600 stu- feet for 24 hours straight was and tell you that you are doing see MARATHON, pAge 2 be part of the system of injustice
dents gathered in the gym for challenging. great and making a difference on a bigger scale. They encourage
Hope explores e-book options
students to really understand an
injustice before trying to ‘fix’ it,”
Trips as close as Holland
Chris Russ and Detroit and as far as
CamPuS neWS Co-editor to which Hope has begun to that have been similarly replaced figuring out if students are going Nicaragua and Honduras have
incorporate e-books was estab- with digital collections. The dig- to use them or not. We’re mov- been planned. Each trip has two
The internet and digital tech- lished. In addition, the future of ital collection of reference books ing ahead but we’re moving cau- student leaders who have been
nologies have changed the way e-books at Hope includes tiously. Most of the reference on mission trips before. Student
education works. It’s hard to was examined. the Oxford books we will be buying will be leadership is an important aspect
imagine college without the in- Hope current- English Dic- electronic,” said Director of Li- of immersion trips, providing a
stant communication of email or ly boasts a total tionary, En- braries Kelly Jacobsma. sense of community and spiritual
without the fact-checking power count of 32,000 cyclopedia She said that while some guidance among participants.
of the Internet. One area of edu- e-books in the Britannica, schools have advanced more Sarah Wentz (’11) who is
cation that has proven slower library catalog. and hun- rapidly in the field of digial text, leading a trip to World Impact
to change, is the digitization of These books fall dreds of other Hope is taking it slowly due to in Newark, N.J. discussed her
books themselves. into two basic scholarly ref- two reasons. First, the user in- motivation for participating in
A number of Hope College fac- categories. First erence books. terface for many e-books has the program.
ulty and staff members met on there are texts “The li- not advanced far enough for the “I am leading a mission
March 8 to discuss e-books and that are simply brary is go- technology to be convenient. trip because through my past
how they related to education at digital replace- GraPhiC by emily dammer ing to con- Secondly, she feels that the pric- experiences of mission trips
the college. The advantages and ments of the print books on the tinue looking in to purchasing ing rates of many e-books are
disadvantages of digital texts stands. Secondly, there are a e-books, so far we’ve only pur- see e-BOOKs, pAge 2 see TRIps, pAge 10
were discussed, and the extent large number of reference books chased very small collections,
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In BrIef clowning around: dancers, moralers enjoy lip-sync, ‘circle of Hope’
w MARATHON, from page 1
The Hope College teacher- in different things, I would
preparation program has earned get tired. It was important
approval from Michigan’s to constantly be moving.”
Department of Education as Throughout the night
meeting the standards required and into the morning, dif-
by the state’s new Elementary ferent events were put on
Certificate Program. to keep the dancers on
There are currently 33 their feet and energized.
colleges and universities Students had the opportu-
approved by the Michigan State nity to meet new people,
Board of Education to prepare grab a quick bite to eat,
teachers and recommend them learn a line dance put on by
for a certificate to teach. Only Life Support and rock out
those that, like Hope, have to local bands. Many of the
Photo by Kaylynn KEEdy
obtained approval under the Miracle Families were on HigH fives all around— left: students had
new standards will be allowed hand to share their testi- the opportunity to shake the hands of Miracle fam-
to admit students to their monies as well. ilies in the Circle of Hope. above: daniel Branch
elementary teacher-education Much to the crowd’s (’11), ron radcliffe (’11), Bryant russ (’11), andrew
programs after December of this delight, the ever-popular Young (’11) and randall snow show off their lip sync
year. lip synch competition was skills to “My Heart Will go on” by Celine dion.
Photo by holly EvEnhousE
The approval follows a back and saw action from a
history of high praise for Hope’s mix of Greek Life, sports teams -- or more accurately, Hope’s money, it was for the kids. Kevin Watson (’12) said, “This is
teacher-preparation program and student formed groups. service fraternity Alpha Phi The most meaningful part of the reason we do Dance Mara-
from the department in the past. In a performance most likely Omega, who claimed second Dance Marathon came at the thon, to support these families
For example, Hope’s program to never be forgotten, Daniel place with their interpretation end when the participants and by giving a portion of our time,
is one of six across the state Branch (’11), Ronald Radcliffe of “Telephone.” community members circled a lot of our energy, our resourc-
tied for second place in the (’11), Bryant Russ (’11), Randall The best was saved for last around the gym for “The Circle es and to humble ourselves, all
state’s “Teacher Preparation Snow and Andrew Young (’11) when Benjamin Thomas (’11) of Hope.” During this time, the to let these families know that
Institution Performance Scores received honorable mention for and Kyle McKey (’11) proved family members took time to Hope stands beside them in this
for Academic Year 2008-09,” the their heartwarming interpreta- that fairytales really do come personally thank each person on-going battle.”
most recent rankings available. tion “My Heart Will Go On” by true by clinching the lip synch who was involved with the fund- Dream Team member Alli
Hope is meeting the new Celine Dion. title for their interpretation of raiser. Each student received a Springett (’13) added, “It really
requirements through a The men’s and women’s tennis “Love Story” by Taylor Swift. mixture of hugs and high fives puts things in focus for students
combination of existing and new teams got the audiences’ hearts By the time the end of the from the children and “thank to see outside their world and to
courses. The college’s department jumping after their third place marathon was in sight and the you’s” from the children’s par- see what is affecting their fami-
of education prepares students interpretation Britney Spears total had been announced, many ents. lies … This is something we’re
to teach in elementary and 1999 hit “Crazy.” students came to the realization “The Circle of Hope at the passionate about and it both
secondary schools. Lady GaGa was in the house that the marathon wasn’t for the end was really moving because unites us and it fosters com-
you realized why you had just munity. At the end of the day, it
participated in Dance Mara- truly is ‘for the kids.’”
OUR SaUceS WILL
thon,” Sawyer said.
Dance Marathon Co-Director
E-books may lower textbook
GeT YOUR TaSTe costs, provide greater access
w E-BOOKS, from page 1
BUDS FLYInG! not ideal at this point.
One of the successes in the
library’s early exploration of e-
books is the collection of Spring-
er e-books. This collection has
“They may impact students
at Hope College by lowering
somewhat the current outra-
geous cost of textbooks. Us-
ing e-books on a single reading
been successful largely due to device or accessible from one,
its format. It breaks up each will lessen the sheer weight of
chapter of texts into individual material students will have to
down-loadable files. However lug around campus and to their
other digital texts have not got- classes. Electronic texts, as op-
ten as warm of a response. posed to printed texts, can easily
“I can’t say I’ve had over- be linked to oral readers so that
whelming response from stu- students with disabilities can
dents that they want to use e- hear their texts read to them,”
books. But if you can get your said Bandstra.
hands on the books that you “Also, having texts in elec-
need, 24 hours a day, does that tronic form opens up possibili-
outweigh it not being on paper? ties for integrating them more
It may come down to that even- closely with other course mate-
tually,” Jacobsma said. rials, such as within. E-books,
One major advantage of e- by their digital nature, allow for
books over regular texts is a enhancement with other media,
concept known as patron-initi- such as music, podcasts, movie
ated purchasing. clips, etc. compared to print
“You would load you know, textbooks,” Bandstra added.
50,000 titles into the catalog, However, Bandstra also listed
but you wouldn’t pay for a book a number of disadvantages to e-
until a student had used it say, texts. He said they are a different
three times. We order books all and unfamiliar way to read; the
the time that may or may not get digital texts are more difficult to
used, so this way, you’re mak- navigate through or annotate,
ing sure that you’re only paying also they can’t be sold once a
for things that students want to student is done with them and
use,” Jacobsma said. they can not as easily be shared
Dr. Barry Bandstra, professor with fellow classmates. Howev-
of religion at Hope and director er Bandstra believes that many
of academic computing, also of these disadvantages will be-
spoke on the potential advan- come irrelevant as technology
tages of e-books. improves.
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MArch 16, 2011
N ational The Anchor 3
Japan devastated by quake, tsunami Rep. Gifford
Rescue efforts, serious
aftershocks and concerns over Matt Lee
nuclear meltdowns all continue Co-NatioNal Editor
this week in Japan as the country
reels from the effects of an 8.9- Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’s seat
magnitude earthquake. remains empty as she recovers
The earthquake struck from her gun shot wound but
Thursday 05:46 GMT off the three of her friends are making
north-east coast of Japan, about sure her voice is still heard in
250 miles away from Tokyo and Congress.
at a depth of about 24 km. The During every hearing of
tremor created a tsunami that the House Armed Services
ripped through Japan, creating Committee, the committee’s top
an unstoppable flow that Democrat, Rep. Adam Smith of
destroyed homes, roads, rice Washington state, takes time out
paddies, cars and anything else of his already time-limited turn
in its path. The wall of water questioning military officials
reached at least 10 meters high to ask a question on Giffords’
in the city of Sendai. behalf.
The tsunami traveled across “She’s a critical member of
photo CourtEsy of asssoCiatEd prEss
the Pacific at a rate of about 500 the committee — has been for
mph. Hawaii and the West Coast
cities in ruins— People walk a road in between the rubble of destroyed buildings in Mi- the four years that she’s been
yagi Prefecture in northern Japan on March 14, just three days after a powerful earthquake
took safety precautions, and here,” Smith said in a recent
triggered a massive tsunami tsunami hit the country’s coastline.
officials have reported no major interview with MSNBC, just
damage. The highest waves that two nuclear reactors at explosions, engineers have had Some officials estimate that the days after visiting Giffords at a
reportedly reached only about the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear to vent radioactive vapor in magnitude of these could go as Houston hospital. He confers
six or seven feet high, according power plant had suffered partial order to relieve high pressure high as 7-magnitude. Meanwhile with the Arizona Democrat’s
to the Pacific Tsunami Warning meltdowns. The plant’s cooling within the reactor. at least 1.4 million home are staff on questions that Giffords
Centre. Other countries in the systems were compromised Officials are also monitoring without water and 1.9 million might ask about energy or the
Pacific have since had their after suffering tsunami damage. a separate nuclear complex homes without electricity. two major military installations
tsunami warnings lifted. Engineers are trying to prevent about seven miles south of The international community in her district, the Army’s Fort
According to Japanese officials a meltdown by flooding the Fukushima, which according to has stepped in to assist. Two Huachuca and Davis-Monthan
over 3,300 were confirmed dead reactors with seawater. the International Atomic Energy U.S. carrier groups rest off Air Force Base.
through Tuesday afternoon, On Saturday an explosion Agency does not have the Japan’s coast and are delivering “I want to make sure her
with estimates as high as at the Fukushima Daiichi plant electricity necessary for cooling. food and water in Miyagi, as well initiatives get in there,” Smith
10,000 in some regions of the blew the roof off a building Authorities in the area plan as helping with rescue efforts. said.
country. In the state of Miyagi, housing one of the reactors, to distribute iodine to residents, Japanese Prime Minister On Tuesday night Smith,
police spokesman Go Sugawara releasing mildly radioactive which will counter the effects Naoto Kan said that Japan’s along with the help of Rep.
estimated that the death toll iodine and cesium into the air. of radiation. Testing facilities future would be decided by the Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-
could rise as high as 10,000, This prompted an evacuation have already measured radiation response to the disaster. Fla., and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand,
although thus far only 349 have of more than 200,000 people exposure in at least 1,500 “This is Japan’s most severe D-N.Y., hosted a fundraiser
been confirmed dead in that living within 12 miles of the citizens, although according to crisis since [World War II] for Giffords’ 2012 campaign at
state. Miyagi is one of the three plant, although thus far officials NPR’s Doualy Xaykaothao, “it’s ended 65 years ago,” Kan told the International Brotherhood
states of Japan hardest hit by the say the radiation levels around not clear who’s been exposed, CNN reporters. “I strongly of Teamsters building just a
tsunami and quake. Fukushima Daiichi are not and how dangerous the level.” believe that we can get over this few blocks from the Capitol.
The crisis expanded when the harmful. Thus far Japan has been rocked great earthquake and tsunami Members of the Democratic
government reported on Sunday In order to prevent similar by at least 150 aftershocks. by joining together.” leadership also contributed.
Life in another universe: religious implications
“I’ve been protecting her
flank politically,” Wasserman
Schultz told MSNBC. She is also
Raina Khatri Speaking in a session titled Confronted by a real scientific Nothing in Christian doctrine intent on making sure Giffords
asst. Copy Editor
“Astronomical Pioneering: The discovery, “Would the people go overtly argues against the has a hefty account for her next
Learning that we’re not alone Implications of Finding Other nuts?” he asked. “Well, that’s existence of aliens, said Jennifer election.
in the universe could spark street Worlds,” Shostak, from the presumptuous, because what if Wiseman of the AAAS Science Giffords will remain absent
riots, global economic shutdown SETI Institute in Mountain they’re nuts already? But I don’t and Policy Programs office in from Congress for some time
or grave announcements of View, Calif., noted that one- think so.” Washington, D.C. However, as she will undergo months of
apocalypse from religious third of Americans believe Most speakers in the session Wiseman stated, finding them rehabilitation from her traumatic
leaders. But it’s much more extraterrestrials have already agreed with Shostak that we fully would raise tough questions for brain injury. Meanwhile her
likely that none of those things come to Earth. “I calculate from expect aliens to exist—and to Christians. three friends are filling in the
will happen, said astronomer the polls that 35,000 people a contact us. In a discussion before When Nicholas Copernicus gaps of Giffords’ daily political
Seth Shostak on Feb. 20 at the day are being abducted by aliens an audience of about 100 people, concluded in the 16th century work and ensuring that the
2011 American Association for experiments their mothers the five panelists discussed the that Earth went around the Sun, three-term congresswoman
for the Advancement of Science wouldn’t approve of,” Shostak implications for various faiths of the concept challenged the remains politically productive
meeting in Washington, D.C. said. finding intelligent life elsewhere. see Universe, page 4 during her absence.
Asia Middle East Americas
According to a Swedish-based thinktank, INDIA has over-
A taken China to become the world’s largest arms importer. SAUDI ARABIA sends AMERICA’s space
troops into Bahrain to shuttle Discovery ends
The Dalai Lama of TIBET says he will step down as political help protect govern- a 27-year flying career.
the News In Brief
head of government-in-exile at next session of Parliament. ment facilities after
Africa weeks of unrest. US oil giant Chevron
appeals a court case in
Europe In IVORY COAST violence continues as the nation’s dis- ISRAEL approves fur- ECUADOR in which
In response to Japan’s unfolding puted president, Laurent Gbagbo, refuses to step down af- ther settlements in the it was ordered to pay
crisis, GERMANY suspends a ter a November election declared Alassane Ouatarra presi- West Bank. $8.6 billion in pollu-
controversial plan to extend the dent. tion damages.
service of its ageing nuclear pow- A suicide bomber in Troops in COLOM-
er stations. IRAQ targets Iraqi BIA recover 22 of 23
Clashes erupt in SOUTH SUDAN, with South Sudan ac- army headquarters, employees of Canadi-
Silvio Berlusconi, prime minister cusing Northern President Omar al-Bashir of plotting killing 10 soldiers and an oil firm abducted by
of ITALY, unveils reform to the against the South. injuring 25. rebels.
country’s justice system.
4 The anchor NatioNal March 16, 2011
This Week in Controversial statements spur resignation
neWs Matt Lee serious crime under U.S. law,” CNN reports that Crowley respectable career with the
Co-NAtioNAl editor Crowley said in a statement has told friends that he is deeply State Department. He first
Sunday. “My recent comments concerned about the treatment served under the Clinton
“A large physique is also P.J. Crowley unexpectedly regarding the conditions of the of Manning and fears that the administration as a National
often considered attrac- resigned as State Department pre-trial detention of Private alleged mistreatment could Security Council spokesman.
tive in Pacific island so- spokesman Sunday as a result First Class Bradley Manning undermine the prosecution He has also been the Obama
cieties, but you no longer of controversial of the young administration’s spokesman
need to be a chief to eat statements he private. Crowley for many international stories
like one.” recently made has also voiced as the daily briefer at the State
– Joshua E. Keating, an editor at about the Bradley concerns over Department for Secretary Hilary
ForeignPolicy.com, describing Manning case. the possibility of Clinton.
why many of the world’s fattest Sources close such mistreatment A senior White House
people live on islands. to the matter told d a m a g i n g official told CNN that Crowley’s
CNN that the the Obama departure had been coming
resignation was administration and for months and that the MIT
“I came here ready to go a direct result of their efforts to end incident only “hastened that
to war. The people didn’t pressure from the the perception that departure.”
send me here to compro- White House after the U.S. tortures “Everybody likes P.J. This was
mise.” Crowley accused prisoners. more a situation where it wasn’t
the Obama President barack the right fit,” the official told
– Newly elected Rep. Joe Walsh administration Obama revealed in a CNN, noting there were times
(R-Ill.), describing his methods for of mistreating White House news when Crowley wasn’t on the
getting things done in his district
and in Washington. Manning, the conference last same page as Clinton, let alone
Army private Friday that he spoke the White House.
who is being with Pentagon Crowley will be replaced
“We need to get back to held in solitary officials and asked by White House aide Mike
where we can talk about confinement “whether or not Hammer who was sent to the
compromise. It’s a word in Quantico, the procedures that State Department to serve
that people have kind of Virginia, under have been taken in as Crowley’s deputy a couple
demonized.” suspicion that he terms of (Manning’s) months prior.
leaked classified confinement are Clinton told CNN she
– Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), State Department appropriate and are accepted the resignation “with
discussing a different method to information meeting our basic regret.”
accomplish things in Washington. to the website standards.” “P.J. has served our nation
WikiLeaks. Obama added with distinction for more than
CNN reports Photo Courtesy of AsssoCiAted Press that Pentagon three decades, in uniform and as
“OPEC is ready to meet that while Resignation — in this sept. 2010 photo, state De- officials “assure a civilian,” she said. “His service
any shortage in supply speaking to a partment spokesman J.P. Crowley addresses reporters. me that they are. I to country is motivated by a
when it happens. There small group at Crowley recently resigned over his controversial com- can’t go into details deep devotion to public policy
is fear and concern, but MIT last week, ments concerning the treatment of suspected WikiLe- about some of their and public diplomacy, and I wish
there is no shortage.” Crowley was asked aks source PFC Bradley Manning. concerns, but some him the very best.”
about allegations of this has to do Crowley feels very strongly
– Saudi Arabian Oil Minister that Manning is being tortured were intended to highlight the with Private Manning’s safety as about the mistreatment of
Ali al-Naimi describing OPEC’s and kicked up a firestorm broader, even strategic impact of well.” prisoners because his father was
preparedness to meet any poten-
tial oil disruption due to Libyan by answering that what is discreet actions undertaken by In a recent article CNN a prisoner of war.
protests. Libya represents about being done to Manning national security agencies every reports that Manning is confined In his statement, Crowley said
2 percent of the world’s daily oil by Defense Department day and their impact on our to solitary confinement for 23 he leaves with “great admiration
supply. officials “is ridiculous and global standing and leadership. hours a day and stripped down and affection” for his colleagues
counterproductive and stupid.” The exercise of power in today’s to boxers at night and not given and “deep respect for the
BBC reporter, Philippa challenging times and relentless a pillow or blanket. journalists who report on foreign
“Money will always flow Thomas, who attended media environment must be Manning’s lawyer told CNN policy and global developments
toward opportunity, and Crowley’s talk, said that after his prudent and consistent with that recently he was forced to every day, in many cases under
there is an abundance of comments Crowley also added, our laws and values,” Crowley sleep nude because defense dangerous conditions and
that in America. [Our] “nonetheless, Bradley Manning said. “Given the impact of my officials thought there was a subject to serious threats. Their
best days lie ahead.” is in the right place.” remarks, for which I take full suicide threat so they took away efforts help make governments
– Warren Buffet, commenting on “The unauthorized disclosure responsibility, I have submitted his boxers. more responsible, accountable
his plans to make major capital of classified information is a my resignation.” Crowley has had a very and transparent.”
Scientists discuss faith implications of life in other worlds
investments in the U.S.
“They love me…They Universe, from page 3 several verses in the Qur’an Smith said that if advanced searching for life,” he said.
will die to protect me, my that specifically mention other life forms existed, they would A successful detection won’t
people.” Catholic Church for centuries. worlds. The verses use language have visited us by now. And if shock anyone, Shostak claimed.
“Ultimately, Copernican science such as “lord of the worlds” and they do exist, they are so distant In the early 20th century many
– Muammar Gaddafi, Libyan dic-
tator, denies the protests against was found compatible with the “seven Earths,” making it easier that they are beyond our reach. people believed there were
him. Christian faith,” Wiseman said. for Islamic scholars to accept the “Those folks will never enjoy civilizations on Mars. Aside from
“Will the discovery of other life concept of life elsewhere. an episode of ‘I Love Lucy,’” he Orson Welles’s radio broadcast
be otherwise?” However, one speaker joked, referring to our leaks of of the “War of the Worlds,” the
According to Wiseman, some electromagnetic broadcasts. impact upon daily life on Earth,
“Every Chinese person Christian thinkers worry that The growing number of he noted, was zero.
with dreams hopes that
China will become pros-
perous, rich, and power-
ful, that the people will
not have to worry about
intelligent life elsewhere would
throw mankind’s significance in
the eyes of God into question.
Others maintain that all living
beings, including aliens, would
“ Would the people go
cause what if they’re
exoplanet discoveries goes
against Smith’s viewpoint,
said Wesley Traub of NASA’s
Jet Propulsion Laboratory in
Pasadena, Calif. Many of these
“It’ll be a very messy news
story,” Shostak said. “It’ll take
about a week, and it’ll be over.”
Smith countered Traub’s
optimism by describing the
food and clothing, that be important to God. “ are small bodies, not much conditions for life as too specific.
the government is upright Nidhal Guessoum of the
nuts already? larger than Earth— a crucial The shape of a planet’s orbit, the
and honest, and that the American University of Sharjah — AstroNomer seth factor in their possible support distance between the planet and
judiciary is impartial and in the United Arab Emirates
shostAk of life, Traub stated. Rocky its star, and the size requirements
just.” seconded these concerns for planets about twice the diameter of the planet itself are among
the Islamic faith. He believes of Earth represent the upper many factors that combine to
– Statement made in a translation aliens we may encounter would dissented. “You will forgive limit, he said: “If you have a create insurmountable odds
of an open letter to China’s Na-
tional People’s Congress, from the be so advanced they would me if I speak bluntly,” said planet larger than that, it’ll be a against intelligent life arising
organizers of the Chinese Jasmine be post-biological, capable of Howard A. Smith of the gas giant.” anywhere else, Smith said.
Rallies. The organizers are calling engineering their own bodies. Harvard-Smithsonian Center Traub predicted major “We are special,” he said,
for a new revolution in China. “If they are so far ahead of us, for Astrophysics in Cambridge, discoveries soon. “Sometime in reflecting on his Jewish faith.
how will we be important, even Mass. “We are probably alone, the upcoming decade and a half, “We are blessed.”
spiritually?” Guessoum asked. and we will have to solve our we will find at least five nearby
Guessoum pointed to own problems.” planets where we can begin
MArch 16, 2011
rts A The Anchor 5
Ben Percy brings storytelling to the Knick for VWS
prominent literary organization.
This Week in ArT
Caitlin Klask The public is welcome, and Mon.-Sat. March 12-19
Arts Co-Editor admission is free. “Another Year” - movie
Master of fiction and nonfic- Knickerbocker, 7:30 p.m.
With his heart and his mind tion creative writing, Percy has $6 adults, $5 seniors & students
back in his home state Oregon, roots in nature and rural soci-
creative writer Benjamin Percy ety. His rugged style reflects his
takes to storytelling well. At childhood in Oregon; a roaring Monday March 28
the Knickerbocker Theatre on bear greets visitors to his per- Chapel Choir concert
March 28-29, he’ll have a chance sonal website (www.benjamin- St. Francis de Sales, 7:30 p.m.
to prove himself to the Holland percy.com), as does an outdoor-
community. sy photo of Percy sitting in the
As the next presenter for the woods. His novel “The Wilding”
Visiting Writers Series, Percy centers on a camping trip with a Friday-Saturday April 1-2
will discuss his fiction and non- strange family dynamic, and his InSync Dance Theatre
Knickerbocker, 8 p.m.
fiction works on stage at 7 p.m., short fiction collection “Refresh, $10 general, $7 seniors, $5 students
following a jazz performance at Refresh” has been showered Author And outdoorSMAn— Creative fiction and
6:30 p.m. with praise and awards, includ- nonfiction writer Ben Percy is the next VWS installment.
The Visiting Writers Series ing mentions of the best book of
was created by Jack Ridl, Hope the decade. follow a certain formula: male tation of blood, whether by fist
English professor, in 1982 in or- New York Times best-selling leads, nature and horror. But or knife or bullet, is often thera- pressive awards are the Whit-
der to “provide our campus and author Peter Straub calls Percy even with a set formula, his ideas peutic or metaphoric.” ing Award, the Distinguished
West Michigan with a literary “one of our most accomplished are anything but orthodox. In addition to writing and Stories of 2008 award, the Best
experience that will enliven, en- younger writers. Benjamin Percy “My characters are often male presenting, Percy teaches at American Short Stories award,
thuse, and excite,” according to moves instinctively toward the and often in pain,” Percy said in Iowa State University. In the the John Gardner Fellowship in
its website. Visitors range from molten center of contemporary a 2008 interview with New West past, he taught at University of Fiction and dozens more.
prestigious award winners to writing, the place where genre Writers. “They don’t know how Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Catch Percy on the Monday
new and refreshing voices, all fiction – in this case, horror to talk... So they often engage Marquette University, and with and Tuesday after spring break
equipped with stimulating ma- – overflows its boundaries and in non-verbal communication, the rest of his time, he teaches at the Knickerbocker to witness
terial. Audiences listen to and becomes something dark and sometimes by gutting a deer vio- with the Low-Res program fac- his short story-telling ability.
offer opinions on the topics pre- grand and percipient.” lently, sometimes by shattering ulty at Pacific University.
sented. VWS is recognized as a The bulk of Percy’s plotlines glass in their hand. The manifes- Included in his assorted im-
Lemonjello’s welcomes In Remembrance: ‘Party Down’
Daniel and the Lion Elena Rivera
off in the way they expect? Rob
Thomas suggested that these
liners, Party Down is a revolu-
tionary comedy: its characters
people all worked for a catering can be realistic and unlikeable.
What makes a good televi- company called Party Down, and The characters don’t get
sion show? Is it the accolades, the show was born. After many amazing job offers and solve all
the Emmys and Golden Globes it years, conflicting schedules, their problems in the constraints
acquires over its many seasons? and networks agreeing and then of 28 minutes. Their failures out-
Is it the number of fans, the loyal dropping the pilot, the show weigh their victories, just like in
viewers that tune in each week was finally picked up by Starz, real life. Nothing is glamorized
to cry or laugh at the misadven- a company looking for original or idealized in “Party Down,”
tures of their favorite characters? programming in their lineup. and there’s something refresh-
Is it the number of advertising “Party Down” is a show ing about watching a comedy
lumBerjaCkS or indie artiStS?— daniel (left) dollars the show brings in for about transitions. Each episode that relies on the witty wordplay
and the lion (right) played lemonjello’s last Wednesday. the network? Or is that exists in nor-
it the quality of the mal life instead
Elena Rivera world of interchangeable and writing and acting of slapstick or
stAff WritEr lyrically empty pop songs, these on the show? clichéd comedy
Wednesdays at Lemonjello’s two guys really understood Te l e v i s i o n plotlines.
are usually pretty quiet. There’s what music is about: conveying is a medium that But the rev-
the normal crowd of latté en- true emotion to an audience. In facilitates creativ- olutionary show
thusiasts and college kids trying the song that opened their set ity and long-term found a tiny au-
to get their homework done, list, entitled “The Chase,” Lin- improvement, and dience. The num-
with a dash of older Holland ville sang about love and life, usually the qual- ber of households
residents for variety. Some- somehow making these uni- ity of the program that subscribed to
times there’s a concert, which versal themes at once seem en- will keep it on the Starz were around
was the case on March 9. lightening yet familiar. air for many sea- 20 million, but
Nestled in between a cam- Another song, “Hollywood,” sons. Party Down would
pus favorite, Stationary Trav- talked about the dissatisfac- But television barely break
elers, and an up-and-coming tion of fame and the trickiness is also a cutthroat 500,000 viewers a
band from Grand Rapids, Val- of long-distance relationships. business, where Burnt out— “Party down” stars a gang of old actors week, a complete
entiger, lay Daniel and the Lion. In between songs, Linville and executives will brought together by working at a catering company. failure in corpo-
A folksy band from Baraboo, Pingrey cracked jokes about keep programs on rate terms.
Wisc., Daniel and the Lion con- their Wisconsin-bred polite- the air that lack focuses around a par- Critics rallied to save the
sisted of a guitarist and a pia- ness and genuinely seemed ex- innovation but are cash cows for ty the crew is catering, allowing program, but “Party Down” was
nist. cited to be playing at Lemonjel- the company. for cycling guest stars to interact cancelled at the end of its second
The guitarist and lead singer lo’s, even if the crowd was made In this far-from-ideal world, with the cast. The catering team season. The actors in the show
is Jimmie Linville, “the Lion” of up of about 12 people. sometimes the best shows have is led by the dim-witted, some- went on to star in prime time
the group, looking as if he was They may not have the wide- the shortest lifespan. Sometimes times racist Ron (Ken Marino). programs, some that gained
entering a lumberjack look- spread acclaim and notoriety the best shows on television have Rounding out the ranks are big followings. Jane Lynch was
alike contest. Daniel Pingrey that comes with a major label small audiences. Such is the case Kyle (Ryan Hansen) and Roman cast as Sue Sylvester on “Glee”;
entertained the crowd with debut, but something about with “Party Down.” (Martin Starr). In the first sea- Adam Scott became a regular
his skills as a mime and piano these guys’ music has captured It started as the collec- son, Jane Lynch (“Glee”) shows on “Parks and Recreation”; Ryan
prodigy. Folk-pop duos are the hearts and minds of their tive brainchild of John Enbom, up as Constance, an optimistic Hansen was cast in a 2011 pilot
commonplace in the indie mu- fans. Impressively, they man- Rob Thomas (“Veronica Mars”), and motherly acting veteran. Fi- called “Friends With Benefits”;
sic scene, but for some reason aged to independently produce Dan Etheridge, and Paul Rudd nally, Adam Scott plays Henry, and Ken Marino showed up
Daniel and the Lion stood out. their upcoming album “Sweet (“I Love You Man,” “Clueless”). the new bartender, and Lizzy on “Children’s Hospital.” Party
The simplicity of their music Teeth” solely through 75 dona- Inspired by the British version Caplan plays Casey, a comedian. Down was equal parts crude
sets the band apart. There were tions from fans. At the end of of “The Office,” the four guys As the series progresses, charming, hilarious and heart-
no heavily engineered sounds, the night, Daniel and the Lion dreamed up a show that dealt the catering team experiences breaking. It never found the fol-
no thumping background beats were unabashedly charming with the aftermath of fame. heartache (through romance and lowing it deserved, but the fans
or wailing backup singers…just and disarmingly good, com- What happens to actors in rivalry) and successes (through that loved it will not soon forget
two guys playing songs that pletely worth the listen. between their big breaks, when promotions and marriages). Be- it. It’s a TV death that will be
were close to their heart. In the their careers don’t really take tween the sight gags and one- mourned for years to come.
6 The Anchor
Features MArch 16, 2011 7
Spring Break 2011: In the most unlikely of places!
Thinking of going home for spring break? Well, don’t finalize those plans just yet. Try something new, something exciting. Try something that doesn’t include staying at home with the parents. And
you know all those destinations that every college student goes to? Avoid those too; Tourist traps, every single one of them. Here are some places you can go without breaking the bank:
Stay in Holland. Wouldn’t that be lovely? For some people, a quiet campus is all they
need to get rejuvenated for the last weeks of the semester. Just think, you can enjoy the
warm-ish weather, dance around in the Pine Grove without anyone else seeing you, get
ALL of your homework done, and be one of the few students in JP’s or LJ’s. You can
even imagine it is Tulip Time. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?
Get a map of Michigan. Close your eyes. Put your finger down anywhere on the map. Now pack your bags and go. It’s
spontaneous and exciting! Who said you always have to plan where you’re going? Now’s the time to get away, to have
some fun. The best part is that you won’t have to worry about how much time you’re going to spend there. I would sug-
gest that you don’t plan anything for the trip (including, but not limited to: where you’re going to sleep, meals, excursions
on the trip, etc.) Now grab that map and have some fun!
Camp in the Arctic tundra. The North Pole! Who wouldn’t want to endure tem-
peratures colder than we’ve even dreamed of here in Holland? Food is scarce and
people scarcer, so it’s a great place to sit and read a good book. Plus, since the 12
months of darkness is over, it will be bright and sunny all week (literally)! It is a
perfect place to relax in the sun. Just be sure not to get frostbitten in the process.
Polar bears love it! Why wouldn’t you?
Go to Ohio. There is so much to do in Ohio! Like… that one place with the giant field! And that once city down south is
pretty exciting…on second thought, don’t go to Ohio.
If picking a place in Michigan doen’t sound that fun, try picking
randomly from the entire US map at the last minute. You know
how it is; while you may have a real minor, everyone knows it’s
really procrastination and indecision. Wait until Friday morning,
gather your friends and start driving out of state. You may only
Death Valley. Can’t stand the cold? Try one of the lowest, driest, places in the United States. Vast landscapes of bar- make it as far as Mishawaka before you realize you really needed
ren earth surround visitors, exposing beautiful color palettes of the desert. Did you know the National Park Service is to plan this better, but at least you’ve made it out of the state!
actually trying to get people to visit? It’s a tough sell, even for someone like Don Draper.
By John Rebhan and Alyssa Barigian
8 The Anchor
V oices MArch 16, 2011
Paradoxical perspectives Lyricality
While we are dreaming Planning
James Nichols Becca Hawkins
Water: the key to life.
Without it, we wouldn’t exist. Without it,
no life on Earth would exist. Without it, the Zealand last month. Imagine if your car got The fall 2011 class schedule is currently available to agonize over,
world as we know it wouldn’t exist. 8,000 times more miles per gallon. Imagine if grapple with, and plan accordingly. I don’t say this as a public service an-
Without it, thousands of people would still there were 8,000 times more murders in the nouncement, but rather as a caution to those similar to myself.
be alive in Japan. As I sit in my living room, United States per year. Imagine if there were I opened up KnowHopePlus, casually glanced at the class schedule,
watching the footage from the recent earth- 8,000 times more people on Earth. and…could it be? Yes! A way to waste my entire day and boggle my mind!
quake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, all It’s almost impossible to fathom the extent I morphed, becoming that whirling, flustered monster of planning and
I can think of is how fortunate I am. It’s not of the damage the Japanese are suffering. Not scheduling that envelops my being every once in a blue moon. I cannot
just me either. Most of us are fortunate. just financial damage but emotional, physical cover up my anxious, nerdy, four-year-plan-loving self. That’s right, I
When is the last time we have had to worry and psychological damage too. have a color-coded, footnoted, tabled four-year plan — I’m one of those
about a natural disaster in West Michigan? People have lost their household objects people. And for people like me, the most exciting news of the week will
When is the last time a wall of water, crawl- because of this. They have lost phone ser- be the posted Fall 2011 schedule. How many credits can I fit into one se-
ing across the Earth like a dense, brown fog mester? What time can I wake up next year? Can I avoid Friday classes?
consuming everything in its path has been a Allow me to defend my geekdom. It’s about the mystery. I have my
concern of ours? four-year plan in front of me, waiting to mold itself into a new one; I
When is the last time our world was liter- While we are trying to make it have two more college years in front of me, waiting to mold myself into
ally shaken to its core? And not just one time, through these last few days before a new student. In the song “Baby Come On,” +44 sings, “the past is only
or two, or three or even four; multiple after-
shocks, with magnitudes of six plus, have hit
Japan since the initial 9.0 magnitude quake
spring break, millions of people
across the globe are trying to make it
through the next few hours.
“ the future with the lights on.” So much of life is about the mystery of the
future, and we often wonder so much about the future that we stop living
in the now.
devastated the country. My past may only be my future with the lights on, but the future is
We may not be able to empathize with the just so much more appealing. I plan my classes for the fall, just as I reach
suffering Japanese but we can surely reflect midterms. I wonder about settling down in Colorado and California be-
on how much we have to be thankful for. vice, television service, heat, electricity, cars, fore I have my next year’s housing figured out. I pick out my wedding
If we get in a train headed for say Chicago, houses, in some cases jobs, and, worst of all, ring without having the faintest clue who will slip it on my finger. Isn’t the
we don’t have to worry about that train dis- loved ones because of this. future just more exciting?
appearing under a tsunami. The fact that we While we are trying to make it through But soon enough, I will be in the classes I so eagerly scheduled when
have enough money and time to even go to these last few days before spring break, mil- I was bored and tired and looking toward the future. Those classes will
Chicago is something to be thankful for. lions of people across the globe are trying to become the past with the lights on, and ironically, will lose their flame.
If we leave the house to go grocery shop- make it through the next few hours. Everything is more appealing when there’s a hint of mystery involved,
ping, we don’t have to worry about coming While we are anticipating trips to the when the lights are dimmed, but after the plans are made and the fate is
home to a horror scene; all of our belongings Caribbean, Florida and various other places revealed, where is the delight?
strewn throughout the house, objects broken across the country, others are anticipating I should it hope it is in the now—the dull-lighted, yet ever-present
and, possibly, a house knocked off its founda- months, possibly years, of recovery. today. It may not be mysterious, but it’s as real as it gets. We so easily fall
tion. While we are dreaming about warm victim to the allure of the future, and the boredom of the past. I challenge
If we go to work in the morning, we don’t weather and pristine water, the Japanese are you just as I am challenging myself to find the little places of mystery and
have to worry about nuclear reactors explod- writhing in agony because of the same sub- dim light of today. Find curiosity within your interactions with friends,
ing or fires breaking out. Instead, we worry stance. your meals and your classes. If you’re a four-year-planner, enjoy the class-
about much less important things. What am Water: walking the thin line between sus- es you have planned for yourself! And if you are not, please help those of
I going to have for lunch? I wonder if Julie will taining life on earth and destroying it at the us that are. But, most importantly, see all the shades of mystery that life
say hi to me today. same time. has to offer, in the past, future and now.
The earthquake in Japan was 8,000 times
more intense than the earthquake in New
Casey Sullens (’12),
Joggin’ the globe: the abroad column
studying in: This semester I’ve been in Sydney, Australia. While it has been finding out that I was from Michigan, one woman asked me how
Sydney, Australia a welcome change from being in the snow globe that is Holland, I’d Kwame Kilpatrick was doing. Way to make Michigan proud, Kwame.
like to get a few points out of the way. Yes, they do eat vegemite. Yes, I guess this has made me fully realize that Americans are pretty slack
they do say “G’day!” Your friends are your “mates,” and no, there are on the going-ons in the world because honestly, I can’t name one
no kangaroos hopping around in the city (though they are in the single political scandal that’s ever happened in Australia.
country, so watch out for that). While there is no language barrier, there is a “language” barri-
One stereotype that is true however, is the laid-back Aussie way er. I’ve asked some Aussie friends to repeat simple sentences a few
of life. On my trek over from the states, my flight from L.A. to Syd- times, like when one asked if I wanted to get “brekkie.” What’s brek-
ney was cancelled. But I was the only person freaking out in line. kie you ask? Breakfast. No worries, they totes love to abrev here.
Most of the other passengers were Australians, and were relaxed While there is so much American culture here, like McDonalds,
and calm. One man turned to me and said, “No worries, we’ll get Dominos (that gets delivered to you on a moped), Subway, and
there eventually!” I was already being impacted by Australia, and I Hungry Jacks (don’t let the name fool you, it’s actually Burger King),
hadn’t even arrived yet. significant parts of the good ol’ American way have been left out.
However, it seems that I am not the only person that has pre- Provolone and American cheese have been switched for Swiss, and
conceived ideas about what a culture is like. For example, I’ve been the NHL has been replaced by the AFL (Australian Football League.
asked if all Americans actually carry guns. That was easy enough Google that, I dare you).
to answer, but the question, “What’s the deal with the Confederate All in all, it’s been much more of a transition than I thought, com-
flag and the South?” was a little more tedious. If only I knew. If only ing from one Western country to another. I can’t wait to see where
anyone knew, really. these next five months take me. I hope you are all enjoying the snow. I
That’s not to say that all questions have been stereotypical. Upon think of you Dutchmen while I’m at the beach. Spera in Deo, mates!
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March 16, 2011 Voices The anchor 9
From the inside out Beautiful Feet
Into our own Can’t end in dissonance
Caitlin Klask Bryant Russ
Arts Co-Editor Columnist
Probably because I don’t mind giing break my freshman year and rap- I remember my freshman year mu- ing at times. Death is the ultimate dis-
change (in fact, I embrace it), I become idly recounting half a semester’s worth sic professor sitting down at the piano sonance because it appears so perma-
aggravated by the springtime theme of of Introduction to Mass Media—just and playing a terrible chord. “This is an nent—like the song ended in discord
“Gosh, time has flown, and I need to get blabbering to any family member with example of dissonance,” he said. Then with that note on its knees begging for
my life figured out.” ears. “The printing press totally changed he played another chord that seemed resolution. “Please! It’s not supposed
Time has not flown, and you’ve been the world.” “Do you even CARE how se- to answer the one before; he called it to end like this!” Our world is stuck in
paying $35,000 a year to have your life rious today’s media trends are?” I was resolution. He explained that in the an unstable state of disagreement. Our
figured out for you. over-excited by the prospects of the world of music there are notes that just pain demands an answer.
I’m extremely proud, therefore, of future, but too young to do anything don’t sound good on their own. They A friend once asked me, “how can
the developments I’ve seen—achieve- about it. are unstable and demonstrate a lack of you believe in a loving God when there’s
ments toward the final goal of get- We have effectively left that phase harmony in the progression of a song. so much s**t in the world?” In a way he’s
ting my life’s train on the future track. somewhere between freshman and Such notes require resolution—a chord right. Doesn’t hopelessness make more
Last semester, I got a B on my cultural sophomore years and cultivated adults that sweeps in to makes sense of things, sense than hope, isn’t sorrow more ap-
heritage take home final exam essay. out of those children. At the awkward because songs just can’t end in disso- propriate than joy? This is when I think
One reason I was marked down was ages of 19-22, I feel like we’re coming nance. back to that lesson I learned in my fresh-
my “journalistic” style, my professor into our own, morphing the realms of Songs just can’t end in dissonance: men music class: songs don’t end in dis-
wrote. I broke my sections down with adult and adolescent and basically cre- I’ve been hanging on to this promise for sonance.
headings, and the paragraphs were too ating that futuristic identity we dreamed three years. See, one thing that happens Though at times everything inside us
choppy. I never told this professor I about in elementary school. in college is your eyes are enlarged to and around us is ringing with a heavy
wanted to be a journalist—but I guess So the future scientists are doing re- the state of the world. In class you learn note of death, I believe that God can
my writing spoke for me. search with professors, the future danc- about diseases and civil wars, you learn speak to dry bones, open up graves and
Another Anchor staff member once ers have joined their respective student about broken histories and have oppor- breath back Life. As the Apostles Creed
recounted a time where her professor companies, the future engineers are tunities to see for yourself that clean and says, I believe in the Resurrection.
marked plenty of grammar mistakes making robots, and it seems like ev- instant drinking water is not the norm While I don’t know when this will
due to the use of AP style rather than erybody is telling everybody else about for most people on the planet. happen, or how it will happen, I do know
the assigned method. If the professor their great new internships. But more than the learning that hap- that Jesus is called the firstborn from
hadn’t known that the staff member More ready than ever before to move pens in the classroom is the learning among the dead. I do know that Jesus
was using AP style due to her experi- from “student” to “full-time employee,” that goes on with friends as you share mocked death and compared it to sleep-
ence as a journalist, she said she would leave the shock of growing up behind so much time together. I daresay it is ing—something temporary and harm-
have lost serious points off of the essay. you and just do what you want to do. impossible to go four years—even four less. I do know that Jesus himself died in
A graduating English major last Stop talking about being too young, too months—in college without tragedy the greatest act of dissonance this world
week discussed his plan to work at ill-prepared, too anxious. rearing its ugly head: the death of a fam- has ever known, but that he rose again
McDonald’s. He has no car, he says, and “And the puzzle will last until some- ily member, cancer, suicide, sorrowful as a promise of the Great Resolution, the
he’ll walk or ride his bike to work. It’s body will say, ‘There’s a lot to be done drug use, accidents that cut too deeply, beautiful chord that will make all things
honest; I like it. while your head is still young.’ If you put broken hearts, hurt feelings, disappoint- new, that will come upon His return.
My sister just took an internship down your pen, leave your worries be- ments, friends whose lives are ended For now I eagerly wait for that Day,
with NASA, too. She’ll just be working hind, then the moment will come and prematurely when what was meant for trusting that when God created the
on the Messenger, “uncovering the se- the memory will shine.” (Belle & Sebas- the sky comes crashing to the ground. properties of music, He did so with a sly
crets of Mercury.” tian, “Sleep the Clock Around”). We are exposed to so much hurt, so smile and the assurance that songs just
I remember going home for Thanks- much dissonance, that it is overwhelm- don’t end in dissonance.
Letter to the Editors
‘Why are we not doing more to help prevent the genocide of women?’
As a part of my women’s studies key- It is not like this is just in one war- er places, there is rape because a soldier lent rapes. After reading about the work
stone course, I have been asked to read stricken country, it’s everywhere. It is wants a woman. Here, it’s that, but also a this group is doing, I felt a passion come
the book “Half the Sky.” This book out- killing women around the globle. No one viciousness, a mentality of hatred, and it’s over me like I have not felt in some time. I
lines the massive oppression that women wants to talk about it, and when we do, women who pay the price” (84). have been trying to decide what exactly I
are facing globally. As a women’s stud- we just write it off as “their” problem. I think rape is the most dangerous want to do after graduation—grad school,
ies major, I have often felt quite edu- Well, this isn’t just their problem, this is weapon of all because when a person is work, travel, or some other adventure—
cated about issues like sex trafficking a global problem; our brothers and sisters shot, the bullet pierces their skin, but and I have decided to try a mix of all of
and the pandemic of rape as a weapon of worldwide are being destroyed physically, rape pierces both body and soul and is a the above.
war. I learned, however, that I had only mentally and spiritually by the weapon of tool to scare the whole community. Why I contacted the people at HEAL be-
scratched the surface. What I thought rape. One of the most difficult subjects are we not doing more to help prevent the cause I have felt a calling to get involved.
was just an issue, I found out is the geno- addressed in “Half the Sky” is rape as a genocide of women everywhere? Why is If they will allow me to, I want to get in-
cide of half the world’s population. weapon of war. this not talked about more? Why is it that volved with their organization and move
It blows my mind that I watch the “In almost every conflict, mortality small grassroots organizations are left to the Congo this fall. I have wanted to
news every day and hear about how bad is disproportionately male. But whereas doing the work that gets little funding use my education to help make an impact
the economy is, about the war in Iraq, men are the normal victims of war, wom- or attention? Why is it that people don’t on the world, but until now I have been
and about global unrest as a whole, but en have become a weapon of war—meant realize that this is possibly the biggest unsure how exactly I wanted to do this.
I never hear about the poor health care to be disfigured or tortured to terrorize evil of our generation? Why don’t more I am young, I have no plans, no relation-
that women receive, which leads to cata- the rest of the population”(87). In some people care? ships holding me back, so why not take
strophic maternal mortality rates. In Si- areas like Congo, the weapon of rape has In one chapter of “Half the Sky,” they a leap of faith and go where the help is
erra Leone for example, for every 100,000 been unleashed on three quarters of the talk about a grassroots organization needed? There is no better time to do it
births, over 2,100 mothers die during the women. called HEAL Africa. This group helps to than right now.
birthing process, compared to the United “All militias here rape women, to show repair vaginal tearing suffered by women
States, where the rate drops to two mothers. their strength and your weakness. In oth- during child birth and the frequent vio- Jason Storm (’11)
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More from Dance Marathon Immersion trips serve those in U.S. and abroad
wTRIPS, from page 1
my eyes and heart have been “Hope students should in the real world outside of the
opened to what is going on in consider going on a mission trip Hope community.
the world and understanding for many reasons. You get to “You are allowed the
God’s call on our lives to be a meet new people, you get to go opportunity to go into the world
part of this, whether near or to a cool place, you get to learn and be the hands and feet of
far. He works through His body about God and you don’t have to Christ,” Wentz said.
which is us, and participating in go home! All of these things, and “You are exposed to injustice
one of these trips is a way we can more, are reasons why I have and given the chance to learn
respond to this,” Wenz said. gone in the past,” said Michael about how you can make a
Those who have participated Dirksen (’12), one of the leaders difference fighting for these
in Hope mission trips before of the ReMember Immersion issues. You will without a
know the value of the experience. trip to Pine Ridge Reservation in doubt grow, both educationally
Many students claim that it is South Dakota. and spiritually through the
life changing and spiritually Perhaps what garners the experience. It also gives you the
uplifting, offering a new most impact is seeing the gospel chance to work with a team,
cultural experience in which of Christ directly working in the as the body of Christ, and get
they are challenged in their world. Immersion trips allow to know a new group of Hope
understanding of injustice and students the ability to actually students,.”
suffering. live out the teachings of Christ
Photos by holly EvEnhousE
Dance the night away— Marathon participants (top)
show off the line dance at the end of the 24 hours. the Dream
team (center) also performed the line dance. Miracle Families
(bottom) personally thank all the participants at the end of the
marathon during the “circle of hope.”
O F FAITH
The Civil Wars • Matisyahu • My Brightest Diamond
Jon Foreman • Vienna Teng
ALSO • Gregory Wolfe • Luke Powery • Tom Beaudoin • David Dark
Introducing the GVSU Full-Time • Ken Heffner • Agents of Future • Jessica Hopper • Just Pete •
Integrated M.B.A. (FIMBA) Program. Sarah Masen • Brett McCracken • Jessica Misener
John Van Sloten • Daniel White Hodge • ... and more!
Good things come to those who don’t wait. GVSU’s accelerated
14-month M.B.A. program is now available to recent business
grads. Students receive a well-paid fellowship and opportunities
to study in Washington, D.C., and abroad. Apply by April 15.
Call 616.331.7400 or visit gvsu.edu/grad/fimba for more info.
MArch 16, 2011
Sports The Anchor 11
Hockey finishes second in nation
Charlotte Park just give up, but instead we dug good job of staying out of pen- Wednesday. Fall had 39 points in
ThiS Week in SporTS
Asst. sports Ediotor deep and mounted an amazing alty. We just could not put away 27 games, with a season average vs. Olivet at 4 p.m.
comeback.” the rebounded and easy goals of 80 percent win percentage on
For the third time in nine Other goals for Hope on Fri- around the goal.” face-offs. Thursday March 17
years, the Flying Dutchmen day were scored by Christian Nowicki had a .901 save per- These injuries took away 72 Men’s Tennis
concluded their season finish- Leathley (’14), Jake Green (’13) centage and a 2.4 goals against points from Hope’s offense for vs. Grand Valley at 3 p.m.
ing second at the American and Kevin Deane (’14). Dave No- average for the tournament. the national tournament.
Collegiate Hockey Association wicki (’12) did exceptionally well “[Nowicki] was stellar all year Despite not skating away with
(ACHA) Division III national in net for the night, stopping 31 long and there is no doubt that the National championship title
tournament held at The Edge Ice of 34 shots. he held us in every game,” said this season, the Dutchmen have
Arena in Holland last week. Early Saturday, Hope posted a LaDouce. “Our defense was ex- a lot to be proud of when look-
Men’s tennis splits
Hope bowed to the College 4-2 semi-final win over the Uni- ceptional throughout the tour- ing back on their season.
Chris Kunnen (’12) had a sen-
sational year and was a driving The Flying Dutchmen defeat-
force to Hope’s offense, scoring ed Oberlin 8-1 on Saturday, but
56 points in 27 games, earning bowed to Elmhurst, Ill. 6-3. Ver-
first team all-conference, first sus Oberlin, captain Jonathan
team all-national tournament, Lautz (’11) at #2 singles defeated
conference MVP, and possibly his opponent 6-4, 7-5 (13-11),
All-American honors. while Kevin Hagan (’11) and
“His leadership mentality will Brad Boelkins (’11) at #3 and #4
definitely be the main thing we singles also won their matches.
will feed off of in next year’s run The #1 doubles team of Gabe
for the national title,” LaDouce Casher (’13) and Alex Hughes
said. (’12) also were victorious at 8-
The freshmen of the Flying 2, while the #2 doubles team of
Dutchmen were especially im- Lautz and Parker Bussies (’14)
pressive this season, with every had some close competition at
member playing a significant 9-8.
role in the team’s success. Versus Elmhurst, Hughes
Riley Hoernschemeyer (’14) took the win at #1 singles 6-0, 6-
stepped up in a big way last 3 along with Bussies who played
week, scoring a total of four a three set match at #3 singles 6-
goals in the tournament. 7, 6-4, 6-3. Hughes and Casher
Kevin Deane (’14) led the defeated their opponents 8-4 at
team in goals with 26, and fin- #1 doubles, while Lautz and Bus-
photo by holly EvEnhousE ished with 49 points on the year. sies added another 8-4 win at #2
Looking back on their sea- doubles. The men’s next indoor
BaTTling for possession— Two Hope players scramble for the puck in their final ACHA son, the Dutchmen are grate- match is home Thursday versus
national championship game Saturday night vs. the College of Canyons, Calif. at The Edge Ice
ful for the leadership found in Grand Valley at 3p.m at the De-
Arena in Holland. The Dutchmen were defeated 5-3, finishing second in the nation overall after
their four seniors. Captain Brett Witt Tennis Center.
five tournament games.
Kopinski, Will Guerin, Michael
Bazydlo and Kyle Plachta left tWo hope sWiMMers
of Canyons, (Calif.) 5-3 in the versity of Central Florida gaining nament as well. Nick Cornicelli a large impact on Hope’s team qualify for nationals
championship game Saturday them entrance into the national (’13) and Anthony Gasparotto throughout their careers.
night, bringing their overall re- championship game. (’13) stepped up big and made The men of Hope’s team owe Libby Westrate (’13) of
cord to 27-5- 1 for the season. Goals from Cory Gowman plays that may not be noticeable much of their success to Van- Grandville and Josh Grabijas
“Our goal was to get to this (’12), Chris Kunnen (’12), Justin to the average fan, but to us were Timmeren who has an overall (’13) of Howell will each com-
game and win but I am proud Johnson (’13), and Riley Hoern- game changing plays.” record of 222-70-9-2. pete in three freestyle events at
that we never gave up and left schemeyer (’14) led the Flying Two key injuries greatly sti- “Not only does he know the NCAA Division III cham-
everything we had on the ice,” Dutchmen to a 4-0 advantage fled the scoring of the Dutch- how to win, but he knows how pionships to be held March 23-
said coach Chris VanTimmeren. heading into the third period. men in this tournament. to make each and every player 26 at the Allan Jones Aquatic
The national tournament be- Central Florida scored twice Justin Glick (’14) was a third believe in themselves, and be Center in Knoxville, Tenn. Wes-
gan on Wednesday with pool to cut the lead to 4-2 midway line center who had 33 points proud to wear Hope on their trate enters the competition
play against Florida Atlantic through the third period before in just 21 games when he went chest,” said LaDouce. as the MIAA champion in the
University whom the Flying Hope clinched the win on Gow- out from a back injury in a game While VanTimmeren has 50, 100, and 200-yard freestyle
Dutchmen defeated 5-1. man’s second goal of the game against UCF early in the second claimed three runner up titles events, while Grabijas enters as
Hope suffered a tough 1-0 de- with six minutes left to play. semester. over the years, the class of 2013 the MIAA champion in the 500-
feat on Thursday versus Robert Hope ended with a 36-24 advan- Second line center Court Fall has set a personal goal of being yard and 1,650-yard freestyle.
Morris University, forcing them tage in shots on goal. (’13) was also out after being hit able to hand him a champion-
into a must-win situation. While the Dutchmen un- from behind in the FAU game ship title before they graduate. Men’s lacrosse opens
Despite having an over- for tunately season With victory
whelming 48-16 advantage in struggled
shots-on-goal, Hope failed to putting the The Flying Dutchmen kicked
capitalize allowing Robert Mor- puck in the off their season this past Sat-
ris to score with 4:50 remaining net versus urday at Zeeland Stadium, de-
in the third period. the College feating rival Calvin 20-1. Pieter
The loss was only the fourth of the Can- Norden (’11) was unstoppable in
in 31 games for Hope and the yons Satur- net, allowing zero goals and con-
first time this season that an op- day night, the tributing five saves. Eric Weber
ponent held them scoreless. five games of (’11) led the team in points for
Friday’s 4-3 win against the the tourna- the day with six goals, three as-
University of Colorado was an ment were sists, and 11 ground balls. Allen
incredible come-from-behind filled with Campbell (’11) also earned three
victory for the Dutchmen. non-stop de- goals and three assists for the
Hope trailed 3-1 with 15 min- termination Dutchmen, while Duncan Wie-
utes remaining in the third pe- and excep- rengo (’11) accounted for a goal,
riod before regaining strength to tional perfor- an assist, and six grounders. Josh
tie up the score. Caleb Digison mance. Kamstra also showed a stellar
(’14) blasted a shot from the blue “ O u r performance with two goals and
line to win the overtime thriller. goaltending three assists. Scott Bahash (’13)
“When we were down 3-1, we was great for along with juniors Noah Bus-
stuck by one word ‘believe’ and most of the man, Ryan Holmes and Keegan
that’s what we did all week right tournament,” Aguilera anchored the defense
photo by holly EvEnhousE
up until the last buzzer,” said said VanTim- for Hope.
Sean LaDouce (’13). meren. “We a juMp sTarT— Will Guerin (’11) clears the puck against College of the Can-
“It would have been easy to also did a yons on saturday.
12 The anchor SportS March 16, 2011
Baseball team sets goals for regular season
Jolene Jeske niors and six juniors. game, and it’s something we have to a couple of spots that will be determined
SportS Editor The strong leadership of the upper talk about when preparing to move for- after the performances down South,”
classmen is something that Fritz is famil- ward,” Fritz said. “We also have to look Fritz said.
Coach Stu Fritz is entering his 18th iar with. at the nine games over break as mentally With a solid season last year, the
season this year with 358 victories and “It’s a typical roster, and a very good preparing ourselves for a double header, Dutchmen are looking to not only cap-
eight conference cham- group of guys,” Fritz said. “The leadership where you have to be mentally and physi- ture the MIAA championship but also
pionships under will primarily come from the seniors and cally ready.” catch a bid into the NCAA tournament.
his belt. With captains, but everyone is held account- As the team mentally approaches pre- But to get to that point the Dutchmen
experience able for leading the team.” season as a regular season buffer, they have to patch up a few holes and tweak a
on his side, With a strong and experienced team, also look to gain confi- few things from last year.
Fritz is look- bonding seems as if it’s the last thing the dence over break. “We’re going to work
ing forward Dutchmen need to work on. “I would say that we on the little things this
to another Instead they’re focusing on the generally play better season, hitting according
winning strengths that will put them ahead of teams in Florida, so it’s Failure is a big to the situation and hav-
“Our team has very strong hitters and
pitchers,” Colton Bodrie (’11) said. “Our
nice to come back from
spring break with a good
record because it’s defi-
part of playing the
“ ing our outfield positions
play stronger so there are
no dips or double plays,”
team freshman class is strong and some new nitely a confidence boost- Fritz said.
of five guys are going to be playing some impor- er,” Derek Fairchild (’11) Working on the little
se- tant roles this year. More importantly our said. things seems like the
team is bonding and our team chemistry The spring break trip to Winter Ha- ticket to an MIAA championship for the
is strong. This will all help us succeed in ven, Fla. not only serves as an uplifting 18-season coach, but the beginning of the
this upcoming season. expereince, if all goes according to plan, regular season will truly tell if all the hard
Heading into the preseason games but it gives the Dutchmen a chance to work over break really paid off.
Graphic By Emily dammEr over break, Fritz is focused on preparing improve their overall game and test areas
the Dutchmen mentally for competition. that need to be strengthened.
“Failure is a big part of playing the “Our lineup is solidified, but there are
Baseball roster 2011 Softball roster 2011
(1) Zach VanNoord (’12) 2B (17) Jon Ponte (’12) C (2) Stephanie Faber (’12) OF (15) Amanda Barker (’14) IF
(2) Jordan Carrigan (’13) C/P (18) Eric Dawson (’14) 3B (3) Abby Phillips (’11) C (17) Amber Born (’14) IF/OF
(3) Chris Mattson (’12) SS (19) Kevin Olson (’14) SS (4) Jo Forst (’13) OF (18) Suzie Stevenson (’11) IF
(4) Alex Hunt (’14) 2B (20) TJ Klein (’13) OF (5) Emma Page (’14) IF (22) Julia LaBounty (’14) OF
(5) Alex Luke (’13) P (21) Derek Fairchild (’11) P (6) Laura Tjepkema (’13) IF/OF (23) Alyssa Hansen (’13) IF/OF
(6) Steve Esbin (’12) OF (22) Ty Peterson (’13) 2B (7) Kristin Higgs (’13) SS (24) Kori Nieuwsma (’11) 3B
(7) Eric Zylstra (’13) P (23) Drew Carmody (’11) OF (8) Cara Conrad (’14) C/OF (32) Michella Marra (’11) P
(8) Colton Bodrie (’11) 3B (24) Kyle Coggins (’14) P (11) Brooke Nienhuis (’12) IF/OF (33) Andrea Reinecke (’11) P/2B
(9) Steve Lewis (’11) C/DH (25) Phil Haywood (’14) P (12) Molly Collins (’13) IF/OF
(10) Eric Sherman (’14) P (26) Cory Schmidt (’13) P
(11) Josh Kranz (’14) OF (27) Eric Vachon (’14) C Early season note:
(13) Andrew Klinkman (’11) P (29) Joey Carty (’14) 2B
(14) Adam Clements (’12) P (30) Jordan Herman (’14) SS/OF Finlandia Tournament All-Team
(15) Danny Detmar (’12) 1B/P (31) Tom Tresh (’14) P P Andrea Reinecke (’11)
(16) Curtis Drozd (’13) 3B/C Kristin Higgs (’13)
Softball team focuses on bonding and building a foundation
Jolene Jeske work on, but with the experienced play- already played four games up in Mar- senior Michelle Marra best defines one of
SportS Editor ers we have it shouldn’t be hard to lay the quette, which was a great start to the rest those major strengths:
foundation.” of our season,” Kori Nieuwsma (’11) said. “We act and play like a team. Everyone
Under the influence of new coach, Relying heavily on senior players to “We are practicing hard each day striving has an important and different role on the
Mary Vande Hoef, the Dutch are looking help set the tone for the season plays a to improve with every opportunity. Our team, which helps us to be who we are.
to burst into the regular season with good large role on and off the field. games in Florida will prepare us to play We help each other out, pick each other
team chemistry and a winning record. It’s important for preseason games to outside. It will be awesome to return to up and cheer each other on both on and
Vande Hoef looks to set the tone for build team cohesiveness and skill. Junior Michigan ready to start the season in full off the field,” Marra said.
this season by changing some things and Brook Nienhuis knows exactly how im- fledge against Carthage.”
leaving some as is. portant team building is. With high hopes from the offseason
She looks to set a base line of expecta- “Our inspiration for the year is all about carrying into the game against Carthage,
tions for the women so that they can learn being one body together. Each of us are the team also looks to improve their over- Graphic By Emily dammEr
to expect good things from each other. part of the body because we bring differ- all record from the previous season.
“We’re going to be fast paced and pro- ent things to the table.When we put our “I expect us to be a solid team this
ductive at all time on the field this year,” talents together and support each other, year,” Susan Stevenson (’11) said. “I think
Van Hoef said. “I want us to play hard we are unstoppable,” Nienhuis said. some of the teams that beat us last year
and compete every game. Pitching depth Team chemistry this season looks are going to be surprised at how much we
is something that we’re going to have to like it won’t be a problem for the Dutch, have improved since last season.”
so this year’s “Last year we were fourth in the con-
spring break ference, but I think if we keep playing and
trip around the hitting like we did in our tournament a
States from Il- few weeks ago, we’ll definitely be one
linois to Penn- of the top teams in the league this
sylvania should year,” Stevenson said.
be engaging High hopes, great expecta-
and pleasant tions and team building this
for the women. season are pulling the Dutch
Along with toward a winning sea-
team chemis- son, and with plenty of
try the players leadership the MIAA
look to prepare championship is not
themselves far from reach.
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