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Life Writing: An ethical source of self identity, or painful invasion of privacy? accounts spurred reactions of praise and disgust from the media. “A good bit of other people thought that it   The personal stories detailed by autobiogra- [“The Kiss”] was symptomatic of culture which phies, biographies and memoirs play an integral people were talking too much about private marole in shaping identity and memories, painting terial about that deserved to be kept private,” Eavivid pictures of the human experience, but these kin said. “One reviewer in The Wall Street Journal pictures can quickly become too vivid, violating said ‘hush up.’ The question turned less on violating the incest taboo to violating privacy. Was she privacy. On Tuesday evening, roughly 30 students, fac- merchandising pain?” This memoir as one of the initial sparked sevulty, staff and Greencastle community members gathered to hear John Eakin’s reflections on life eral questions in the discussion of the ethics of writing in his talk, “Telling Life Stories: The Good life writing, such as the right to privacy and the underlying issues of respect for the persons deof It, and the Harm.” In the final installment of a speaker series at picted in biographical writing. “Complicating my thinking about this questhe Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics on the ethics tion was my belief that our of life writing, Eakin, a profesidentities are relational, that is sor at Indiana University and my sense of my self as an indione of the foremost authorividual is a function in no small ties on the autobiography and “Everyone is talking part in my understanding of my memoir, addressed the comabout themselves online, relationships to other people, plexities of the genre. “When I first began writ- so what does this spell for particularly the near and dear siblings and friends,” Eakin ing autobiography, I had the the practice of said. “So if that’s the case, if predisposition to think that it our identities are relational and was good,” Eakin said. “I also self-representation?” hence our privacies are shared, thought that it was a good thing -John Eakin, professor at where does one life end and anfor those who wrote it because Indiana University other begin?” I think that it assists, it forwards As Eakin examined the role what I think of as a process of of ethics and privacy in the life long identity formation. It genre of life writing, he began can promote our understanding our understanding of who we have been and to contemplate the threats posed by social media to privacy, as life stories are oversimplified and who we become.” Yet as Eakin’s career progressed and he be- overly publicized. “Everyone is talking about themselves online, gan to examine the ethics behind life writing, he realized the duality of the genre. Through the so what does this spell for the practice of selfexamination of other’s biographies and his own representation?” Eakin said. “New kinds of self experiences with life writing, Eakin explored the are emerging as a result, there the trouble of the potential harm caused by publicizing personal erasure of personhood that results from the mismoments, while also considering the potential match they see between who we are as persons and what information technology is capable of value that can arise out of this type of writing. Eakin explored the controversies sparked by saying we are.” While the ethical complexities of life writing past autobiographies and memoirs, such as Kathryn Harrison’s confessional memoir “The Kiss,” about her affair with her father during her college years. Harrison’s brutally honest and personal Life Writing | continued on page 3

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Senior Kelsey Floyd turns freshman Nick Horn into a human ice cream sundae during Thursday afternoon’s Mini 5 relay event. The relay consisted of various messy stations including a pudding drop, where one blindfolded partner had to drop pudding into the other partner’s mouth. emily green/the depauw

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The Greencastle and DePauw communities are joining forces for Greencastle Clean City Month in an effort to beautify the city. This project began on April 20 and will last through May 19. Students and community members will have the opportunity to participate in various activities. The idea for Clean City Month originated several years ago — the event has evolved from a clean-up day to a full week to an entire month. Amy Doan, a member of the Greencastle Civic League and Clean City Month Chair, has been working hard to coordinate efforts between various organizations to improve the environment of Greencastle. This year, the league has been recruiting volunteers with ease as they have been shifting their focus to make the overall experience fun and enjoyable. There has been a variety of community involvement from a range of people involved in coordinating and planning activities and organizing volunteers. Cara Setchell, associate dean of students, has helped to distribute press releases. Professor Genie Pope has also been highly active in the process. Junior Olivia Carmel and sophomore Ben Cox, members of Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council respectively, have both been deeply involved with getting the word out and gathering up volunteers. Many different groups across DePauw’s campus will be taking part in helping to clean the city, including Civic Fellows, DePauw Eco Reps, the Office for Sustainability and a large variety of greek organizations. Many individuals have also signed up independently. Various businesses and members from the community are participating as well. The Greencastle Civic

League has been in coordination with DePauw University, Ivy Tech, Commerce Bank, Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts are lending their support. Ridpath Elementary School has volunteered to plant flowers and gave a $100 donation to complete this project, and soccer teams are participating in the month’s activities as well. The city will host many events throughout the month, such as a river clean up and highway clean up. DePauw students will assist projects like pulling weeds and picking up trash at Big Walnut Sports Park along with on various streets throughout the city. Students will also be planting flowers at City Hall and sealing fences at Robe Ann Park. The month-long clean up not only offers community members with the opportunities to spend time physically cleaning up different areas, but also includes events such as Tox-A-Way Day, allowing people to participate in smaller ways. Tox-A-Way Day is an opportunity to dispose of large refuse items at reduced rates. It will take place on May 19. Items can range from aluminum cans and newspapers to old car tires and refrigerators. The event will be held at Putnam County Fairgrounds, and it’s being co-sponsored by the Greencastle Civic League and West Central Solid Waste District. Cox said this is another opportunity to bring both communities together to create a positive outcome. “It’s a great opportunity for DePauw to interact with and give back to the Greencastle community,” Cox said. “By working with the Greencastle Civic League, we’re able to step out of the bubble and get to know the residents of the city, and the residents are given a chance to get to know the DePauw students. The clean city month project has been able to bring to-

Junior Liz Weingartner spreads mulch on the playground at Big Walnut Sports Park on Tuesday afternoon. Weingartner was one of many student volunteers who participated in beautification projects throughout Greencastle as part of Clean City Month. Emily Green / The DePauw gether a variety of clubs and greek organizations into a unified service that’s benefiting the local community.”

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On Tuesday, more than 80 people — DePauw students and Greencastle community members alike — gathered to participate in Move for Miracles. The event, organized by senior Hannah Clingan, benefited Riley Hospital for Children. Clingan and two other instructors from the Greencastle community taught Zumba dance class for three straight hours. “I think it was great way to raise money,” said junior Erica Bennett. “A lot of people showed up to support the cause.” Sophomores Laura Kooiman (right) and Jen Evans (left) dance during Clingan’s fundraiser, Move for Miracles. Emily Green / The DePauw

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Rais Bhuiyan: A man of peace Poise and calmness accompanied Rais Bhuiyan as he approached the podium and he serenely gazed at the audience before expressing his understanding of hate and his passion for world peace. A professional in the field of computer technology and founder of the World Without Hate organization, Bhuiyan spoke on Wednesday afternoon to an audience of roughly 70 people at DePauw University’s Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media. He discussed his experience as a victim of a violent hate crime, while explaining his journey as an educator of peace, and articulating ways to establish a world without hate. Bhuiyan confidently began his lecture with some words of advice. “A world without hate is not achieved unless a world without hate is achieved in our own heart and mind,” Bhuiyan said. “And to achieve that, we have to overcome our fear and ignorance.” To ensure the crowd had a clear understanding of the hate crimes that Bhuiyan was mentioning, he gave a detailed description of a personal experience. On Sept. 21, 2001 Bhuiyan became the victim of a hate crime. White supremacist Mark Stroman shot him in the face with a double-barrel shotgun, leaving him partially blind in his right eye. “I felt a sensation of a million bees stinging my face,” Bhuiyan said. “And then I heard an explosion. When I looked down at the floor, I saw blood pouring like an open faucet from the right side of my head,” he said. It was this incident that changed Bhuiyan’s life and motivated him to start his journey of spreading peace and forgiveness. He emphasized the importance of these concepts, candidly sharing his value for them. “I forgive him because what he did was out of his ignorance, out of his hate,” Bhuiyan said. “If he was wise enough, if he could differentiate between right and wrong, I believe he would have done that,” he said. According to Bhuiyan, Stroman received the death penalty. Although he was sentenced to be executed, Bhuiyan started a campaign to save Stroman’s life. He said violence cannot be justified by violence. “I suffered terribly, but I didn’t want him to

“I forgive him because what he did was out of his ignorance, out of his hate.” ­— Rais Bhuiyan, founder of the World Without Hate organization

spread around the world and gained many followers. Bhuiyan used his personal experience as a victim of a hate crime to express the value of peace and the negative effects hate can have on the world. “Hate is a negative energy in your body,” Bhuiyan said. “But if you forgive you will feel that you have dropped a big load from your shoulders, like a backpack has dropped off your shoulders” he said. Sophomore Max Guenther perceived the speech to be influential. “The message he presents is very strong,” he said. “I think it can be a very good way to solve conflicts nationally and internationally. Overall it’s something society should try to implement into their everyday lives.” The members of the audience appeared to be moved by what Bhuiyan had to say. “A natural instinct is to have hatred in your heart,” said sophomore Crystal Ramdas. “For Rais to come out of his way to teach others that peace isn’t just about relieving hate, pain, or violence through revenge, that it’s about forgiveness, is a testament of the goodness that still exists in people.”

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may bog down the genre, Eakin pointed out its intrinsic value as a facilitator in the process of self-discovery and identity formation. Eakin’s personal experiences in writing his autobiography pushed him to unearth his personal story, particularly the struggles rooted in his relationship with his father. “I can suggest three reasons why we engage in life writing. We are trained to do it, it answers a metaphysical need to know our place in the larger scheme of things, and selfnarration promotes the well-being of the organisms that we are,” Eakin said. Students were intrigued by Eakin’s insights into the dual nature of life writing.

Nicki Hewell, a staff member at Prindle, was particularly intrigued by Eakin’s discussion of the role of social media in life writing. “I think the most interesting part to me was the 1.0 and 2.0 distinction of the person, in real life versus the media world and what this means for our person,” Hewell said. Eakins did not view the process of life writing as a static process, but rather a step towards preparing for the future, as people must “accept rather than disavow the lives that they’ve lived.” “I would say what struck me the most, is his relationship with his family and reflecting in general,” said sophomore Zach Crenshaw. “I like what he said about how memoir writing and autobiographies speak to the future as well as the past.”

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suffer,” Bhuiyan said. “I looked at him as a human being, like you, like all of you. I realized from my own experience that life is precious, and every life has a lot of potential. Let him live, killing is not the solution.” Bhuiyan’s campaign motivated thousands of people, from all over the world, to support Stroman in his battle against his sentence to death. Though the movement did not successfully save Stroman’s life, Bhuiyan’s belief in world peace was

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Turning in prescription drugs at i on st r een i l l u ly g r i p hotob y em

“The program is under a wider jurisdiction this year to make a bigger effort,” said Doug Cox, Public Safety’s coordinator of emergency management.

“We r e By ALEX PAUL news@thedepauw. com

  No one says DePauw has a prescription drug problem, but if there are unused prescription pills lying around DePauw Public Safety wants to make sure there is a way of disposing of them. From 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Friday at the Union Building, Public Safety, which has teamed up with the Drug Enforcement Administration, is collecting unwanted or unused prescription medications as part of a program called “National Take Back IV.”   The program is in its fourth year in Greencastle, but it’s a first on DePauw’s campus. The Greencastle Police Department has conducted the event for the past four years. 

ceived the invite and why wouldn’t we be involved.” People can anonymously bring their prescription drugs to a table set up in the Hub where Cox will be stationed to collect their prescription pills.  Public Safety will oversee the event and the drugs throughout the day.  “There will be no log, no record of who brings what,” Cox said. “There will be no identification of what the drugs are.” The pills will then travel to India-

napolis where they will be Covanta taking prescription pills for certain incinerated, which means they will disabilities.” leave no trace of contaminants.  DisBut there are other ways to anonyposing of the drugs in this manner mously dispose of prescription medimakes sure that cations. residue from the According drugs doesn’t to the FDA’s “Some may feel embarrassed resurface in the website a perfor taking prescription pills for surrounding son can, “Take groundwater. them out of certain disabilities.” According to their original -Elyssa DiRaffaele containers and the DEA website, the DEA has mix them with collected and an undesirproperly disposed of 995,185 pounds able substance, such as used coffee (498.5 tons) of prescrip- grounds or kitty litter. The medication medication in the tion will be less appealing to children past 13 months. and pets, and unrecognizable to peoDePauw’s prescrip- ple who may intentionally go through tion drug col- your trash.” lection comes This is just one of many ways to a day before t h e avoid publicly disposing of medicanational take b a c k tions. day on Saturday, April “Yes, I think it’s a good idea in 28. Cox said Little 5 and the date be- concept, but I don’t think it’s realising a Saturday factored into holding the tic because students will take their event on Friday. medication elsewhere,” said junior The City of Greencastle will hold an Stephen Kaminski. additional take back event on Saturday Cox remains hopeful of the sucfrom 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Greencastle cess of the program.  He said there High School. have been numerous inquiries about Cox wanted to hold DePauw’s col- how to package drugs and which lection early to make disposal easier drugs can be disposed of. for faculty and staff, whom he said will “No one is really talking about likely be the largest group of partici- what they are bringing,” Cox said. “I pants in the program. think it speaks to the anonymity of “I like the fact that it’s anony- the program.” mous.” said junior Elyssa DiRaffaele. “Some may feel embarrassed for

campuscrime April 25

• Unauthorized entry • Officer checked building, unable to locate subjects / building secured | Time: 2:28 a.m. | Place: East College • Theft of fence panels • Under investigation | Time: 1:39 p.m. | Place: Alpha Tau Omega fraternity • Theft of iPods • Unsecured / pending | Time: 2:44 p.m. | Place: Bishop Roberts Hall

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• Welfare check • Officer checked area / unable to locate subject | Time: 1:06 a.m. | Place: Academic Quadrangle • Mischief • Subject located / verbal warning issued | Time: 2:30 a.m. | Place: Anderson Street • Suspicious person • Subject located / returned to residence | Time: 12:46 a.m. | Place: 100 Hanna St. • Suspicious vehicle • Subjects located / checked O.K. | Time: 3:25 a.m. | Place: Simpson Street

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Westenfeld tells you what to watch

30 Rock, a love for Liz Lemon adrienne westenfeld

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ritics and viewers agree: “30 Rock” is the smartest show on television. However, it’s not just the comedic farce of the writing or the exceptional comic timing of the actors that make it so engaging — it’s the relatability and pop culture saliency of its protagonist, frazzled show-runner Liz Lemon, who stands as an emblem of the 21st-century woman. We live in a film culture where women tend to be unrealistically depicted as an unfeasible combination of glamorous, highpowered, effortlessly talented in their careers and consistently lucky in love — by virtue of her social ineptitude, chaotic professional life, lackluster fashion sense and string of laughable boyfriends (I’m looking at you, Kriss Kross). Liz Lemon makes it acceptable for women, fictional and non-fictional, to be less than the idealized caricature promoted by society. Liz is the patron saint of the 21st-century working woman, of the unmarried woman, of the socially awkward woman — she stands as proof of the fact that it’s O.K. not to be the superwoman fabricated by the film industry.

“Liz is the patron saint of the twentyfirst century working woman, the unmarried woman, of the socially awkward woman — she stands as proof of the fact that it’s O.K. not to be the superwoman fabricated by the film industry.”

Perhaps one of the most frustrating aspects of the current film culture is the fact that men and women on the screen seem unable to maintain platonic friendships; no matter how strong or meaningful the friendship, male and female friends in film and television always evolve into romantic paramours. Do we really live in a culture in which men are considered to be shamelessly attracted to

all of the women in their lives, and women are thought to secretly desire all of the men they consider simply friends? Does the guy always have to get the girl? Can’t he just live out a platonic lifelong friendship with her? Perhaps part of what makes Liz Lemon so endearing is her relationship with her boss and mentor, Jack Donaghy. Although mentions of theoretical romance between the two are dropped from time to time, both Jack and Liz are so disgusted by the notion that it becomes comical. Rather than a friendship-turned-romance, their relationship is a close friendship in which Liz seeks the approval and advice of Jack. Likewise, the condescending Jack suffers frequent identity crises in which he fears himself to be weak for becoming so invested in Liz’s wellbeing. Liz and Jack are a refreshing departure from the typical plot line — they’re a male-female duo who never have been and never will be romantically involved. Much as the viewer loves to laugh at Liz’s numerous misfortunes and at the rather pathetic elements of her life, such as wearing a plastic bag as underwear in dire circumstances, Liz Lemon is, at her core, a congenial, intelligent, profoundly flawed woman — she’s more than a comedic punching bag. She’s a compassionate woman who endeavors to improve the lives of those around her, to make order out of chaos, to wrangle a studio of crazy coworkers who drive her increasingly crazy in the process. While the show lays out Liz’s flaws and embarrassments in spades, it also lays out her strengths — she’s frazzled but intelligent, overworked but competent, lazy but trying her hardest to navigate the nuttiness of show business. Above all else, Liz is passionate — passionate about the welfare of her coworkers, passionate about comedy, passionate about the television show that she created. Liz speaks to the plight of every woman who loves her job, but sometimes wonders why she ever chose to take it. At the end of the day, Liz Lemon is a real woman, and she stands as testament to the fact that it’s okay for the rest of us to be real women, too. — Westenfeld is a freshman from Fort Wayne, Ind., majoring in English writing and literature. features@thedepauw.com

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Honest to God:

A senior’s award-winning play comes to life

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Six tents adorned the stage, lights shaped to resemble flames danced delicately across their surfaces. The scene was one of tranquility as sophomore Elise Lockwood, the lone performer for “Honest to God,” strode to take her place center stage. The play, written by senior JC Pankratz, is a staged reading that revolves around a young woman named Nina who has recently returned to her childhood home in rural Iowa. She awakens one night and finds a burning bush. Strangely enough, the bush refuses to be extinguished, becoming a burning bush of biblical description. Word of the bush spreads like fire — no pun intended — and Nina soon finds town residents setting up camp in her yard. As the bush burns on, Nina finds herself struggling to deal with both the new neighbors and her long-dormant internal turmoil. The play was one of four national finalists for the John Cauble Award for Outstanding Short Play, which recognizes outstanding scripts each year at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre National Festival, where “Honest to God” was performed last week. JC Pankratz, senior, wrote the play as an assignment for class that had to be about ritual, obsession and a theme of “green.” “I thought of the burning bush as I was getting into bed one night,” Pankratz said. The remaining details of the play stemmed from that thought and she eventually had the first draft of “Honest To God” written. She said that while writing the play, a handful of challenges presented themselves. “I struggled with how the end was going to go,” Pankratz said. “It has a burning bush so I was like, ‘Am I going to let it burn forever or am I going to put it out?’ There were just certain points where I wasn’t sure where it was going to go.” Although when it came to whom Pankratz wanted to play the role of Nina, she knew precisely what kind of character to look for. “Somebody who could handle the rigors of doing a one-woman show,” she said. “Someone with a lot of energy and spirit and passion.” Lockwood had not originally planned on auditioning for the staged reading, believing it was already cast. However, it had not, and Gigi Fenlon,

who directed the play, requested that Lockwood try out for the part, which she received. She explained that playing Nina was her first experience with a solo reading. “Honestly, before this, I wasn’t that comfortable doing monologues,” Lockwood said. “There’s a comfort factor with having someone else onstage with you. You have their energy and their support and that makes a huge difference. In this, Gigi and the rest of the crew really became my support. I’ve learned to be less afraid of looking at the audience.” Lockwood explained that learning to become more comfortable as the lone actor onstage was one of the greatest challenges. In her efforts to overcome this challenge, another imaginary character made its way into the play. “I’ve been taught that with monologues, you never just want to tell a story,” she said. “You always want to be trying to affect someone else, you always want to try to get something. So Gigi, JC and I collaborated to invent another person that I was talking to, so that I had motivation to tell the story. Inventing that other person (his name is Jesus, pronounced Hey-soos) and keeping him in mind was difficult, especially because he’s not in the script.” Despite the challenges involved with being alone on stage, Lockwood said that she truly enjoyed the experience and that it encouraged her to push her limits. By becoming acquainted with her character, Nina, she has learned to test her personal boundaries. “I’ve really wanted to get out of my comfort zone this year,” she said. “Nina’s juxtaposed sarcasm and vulnerability was a challenge that I loved trying to figure out. Playing Nina has been like looking at a puzzle and thinking it’s 100 pieces, then taking it apart and finding out it’s 1,000. Putting those pieces together was hard, but I think I’m almost there. Maybe I’ve got 950 of them put together.” Students who attended the play certainly agreed that Lockwood put on an excellent performance. “I thought it was really provocative and delightful,” junior Bri Dennison said. “It was wonderful performance, and I truly enjoyed the entire show.” For Pankratz, “Honest to God” was an experience that she thoroughly enjoyed during the entire process, from writing the first draft to watching the last show.

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“Playing Nina has been like looking at a puzzle and thinking it’s 100 pieces, then taking it apart and finding out it’s 1,000. Putting those pieces together was hard, but I think I’m almost there. Maybe I’ve got 950 of them put together.” - Sophomore Elise Lockwood Opposite: Senior JC Pankratz’s play is a one-woman show. Sophomore Elise Lockwood (pictured) was cast as “Nina.” She stands amidst five pitched tents performing an hour-long monologue. Left: Lockwood’s script is filled with notes of stage directions and cues. Lockwood practiced with director Gigi Fenlon to perfect her portrayal of Nina’s personality. Below: The set consisted of five tents. In the play, Nina’s internal struggles circle around an unextinguishable burning bush. Dramatic lighting and music were used throughout the performance. PHotos By Emily Green / The DePauw Graphic: courtesy of dePauw Theater

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The DePauw | Editorial Board Chase Hall | Editor-in-Chief Dana Ferguson | Managing Editor Ellen Kobe | Managing Editor Stephanie Sharlow | Chief Copy Editor

Editorial Last year, The DePauw editorial board created Haiku’s for our Little 5 special section. This year, we would like to continue the tradition. We do haikus in our Little 5 issue for three reasons: 1. The hard news that we would editorialize about tends to die down during this busy week, when campus is more concentrated on uniting with one another in celebration of our peers who work hard training for an intense race. 2. Normally, we spend two nights a week from 4 p.m. until 1 a.m. getting the newspaper together. This week, we did that three times in order to create our Little 5 special section. We’re exhausted and writing a haiku is a nice breather. 3. Most importantly, Haikus are fun and so is Little 5. AUSTIN FRY / THE DEPAUW

So with no further ado, The DePauw editorial board presents its 2012 Little 5 Haikus:

Biking with buddies. Ride ride ride ride ride ride. Burritos after. — Chase Hall, editor-in-chief The cicus has come. All the people stand and watch. Behold Little 5. ­— Dana Ferguson, managing editor May Luck come to the Little 5 riders like it did the Colts last night. — Ellen Kobe, managing editor Porch parties galore, hope I make it out alive. We love Little 5. — Stephanie Sharlow, chief copy editor email us at edboard@thedepauw.com

EDITORIAL POLICY The DePauw is an independently managed and financed student newspaper. The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of DePauw University or the Student Publications Board. Editorials are the responsibility of The DePauw editorial board (names above). The opinions expressed by cartoonists, columnists and in letters to the editor are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editorial staff of The DePauw.

The DePauw welcomes letters to the editor. Letters must be signed and accompanied by the author’s name and phone number. Letters have a 350-word limit and are subject to editing for style and length. The DePauw reserves the right to reject letters that are libelous or sent for promotional or advertising purposes. Deliver letters to the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media, email the editor-in-chief, Chase Hall, at editor@thedepauw.com or write The DePauw at 609 S. Locust St., Greencastle, Ind. 46135.

Politics of Pottermore: woes of the sorting hat Shleby Bremer

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ver since I learned that my school had a simple sorting process by which I could meet new people and find a place to call home, I had been waiting in fervent anticipation for my day to come. I kept wondering: Will I be able to make the decision that’s right for me? Will I even get to make a choice, or will my fate be laid before me? Will I like the people in my new house? What will people think of me after learning of my new affiliation? I couldn’t wait to join the ranks of some incredible and powerful people who had called the same place home. They sat on the same couches, reveled in the same secrets and I couldn’t wait to forever share a common bond.  I had many discussions with anyone who would listen, about where I would end up. I was told to ‘be myself,’ but I thought I knew better, just from word-of-mouth. I knew where I wanted to go, and after facing a barrage of questions like ‘Would you rather be trusted, envied, liked, feared or praised?’ and ‘Stars or moon?,’ I was feeling pretty con-

fident. That’s why it was such a shock when I opened my results and saw the words I least wanted to see: The sorting hat has placed you in Hufflepuff. Nothing could have prepared me for this kind of betrayal. People in Gryffindor had consistently been inviting me over for lunch, and I could have sworn that my Slytherin friend had whispered ‘see you tomorrow’ in my ear before I left their common room the day before. What had gone wrong? Was my levitation charm too weak? Did they already fill their quota of witches with a wand core made of dragon heartstring? I’m not quite sure how J.K. Rowling expects me to continue playing Pottermore in a house whose mascot is a badger — there must have been a mistake. Hufflepuff takes practically anyone who logs onto her virtual fantasy world, and I really thought I could be something great. I had envisioned mounds of galleons in my vault at Gringotts and maybe even one day I would find the cure for Dragonpox. There’s no way I would ever get my likeness on a chocolate frog card if I were a lowly Hufflepuff. I thought about transferring to Durmstrang, and I even briefly considered leaving the magical world

and trying out the squib life, just for a little while. My parents didn’t understand (…muggles) and encouraged me to stick it out for at least a little while.   I was all set to quit Pottermore, but surprisingly, it was teasing that brought me back, and helped me realize the value of this house. When my roommate texted me “OMG! My mom just sent me a howler to tell me my hamster got sorted into Hufflepuff!” (Slytherins can be SO rude sometimes), I found myself becoming fiercely protective of my comrades, as Hufflepuffs do.  I told her Osama Bin Laden was a Slytherin, and proudly marched down to the Hufflepuff common room to join my newfound friends. There are great people in every house, this much I knew. I have always been able to see the cauldron half-full, and this is no different. I can’t wait to earn house points, sport the yellow and black, but most importantly, embrace who I’m destined to be — loyal, caring and good. And hey, if Hufflepuff is good enough to produce a Triwizard champion, it’s good enough for me.  — Bremer is a junior from Clarendon Hills, Ill., majoring in communication. opinion@thedepauw.com

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Fashion’s new frequently asked question: “You re-purposed what?” rachel cheeseman

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didn’t abstain from online shopping for 40 days and 40 nights because of out of control spending. My reason, actually, was one of time allocation. You see, the Internet is a very big place, and it has lots of places to shop. With the end of the Lenten season, I’ve finally ditched Words with Friends (no I haven’t) and gotten back to my real time-suck: Windows shopping. Along the way, I’ve stumbled upon some remarkably innovative clothing products and business models that work to protect the environment — whether they do so while pushing fashion’s envelope, or respecting its tried and true institutions. Here are some of my favorites. The Fleece The fleece is a well-known and well-loved institution of practical fashion, particularly in places like Greencastle where the winters can get so bitingly cold. Something tells me there are “North Face armies” on a number of college campuses in the Midwest, not just here at DePauw. Producing fleece isn’t exactly an eco-friendly process, so the high demand presents something of an ethical dilemma to chilly environmentalists. Enter Patagonia, the outdoorsy clothing provid-

er with an exceptional commitment to environmental stewardship. Their Common Threads Initiative encourages consumers to minimize their fashion footprint in a number of ways that come back to some familiar r-words: repair, reuse and recycle. In order to reduce consumption without cannibalizing their bottom line, Patagonia has set up internal operations and forged innovative partnerships with other businesses to make upcycling both environmentally and financially appealing. They maintain relationships with local tailors and offer a competitive in-house repairs operation so tears and broken zippers can be fixed and promptly returned. Patagonia also partners with eBay so old-but-good gear can be re-sold on their eBay store, or through their website. Patagonia takes old synthetic fibers and recycles what they can. Since 2005, Patagonia has turned 45 tons of tossed clothing into 34 tons of clothing. >>http://www.patagonia.com/us/common-threads WeWOOD Timepieces Keeping with the idea that one should not waste what need not be wasted, the founders of WeWOOD Timepieces serve the environment by upcycling scraps from wooden floors and turning them into fancy watches with both analog and digital faces. Their varied collection includes many colors, stains and styles, but they all cater to what their founders called a “craving for newstalgia and ecofriendly ethos” and “sophisticated sustainability.” In 2010, WeWOOD teamed up with American

Forests to plant a tree for every watch they sold to replenish the forests. Each watch costs about $120, but the iconic day-to-day accessory is a justifiable splurge when you get to play it so avant garde. >>we-wood.us Tape ties Sonic Fabric is a company that loves the idea of audible clothing, but not in the same way as those lame ties that play university fight songs. Sonic Fabric is a company that produces clothing made from old cassette tapes. Undoubtedly the coolest thing about them is that the fabric of the garments can still produce sound with a slightly modified Walkman. Jon Fishman, the drummer of the band Phish, actually commissioned a dress of their unique fabric and played his garment at a Las Vegas concert in 2004. The company now sells ties, purses, flags and bags while maintaining their higher-art projects like installations and commissioned pieces. Their clothes aren’t cheap with purses and ties running about $120 each, but we’re just browsing, right? >>www.sonicfabric.com All these innovations and more brought to you by your local interwebs. If these ideas interest you at all, or don’t, the point is there’s plenty out there to explore and enjoy exploring. — Cheeseman is a senior from West Lafayette, Ind., majoring in biology and political science. opinion@thedepauw.com

Don’t skip the Nature Park, a special student escape Madison Brinker

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hen picking out a school, there are a ton of different aspects that run through a high school senior’s mind. Academics, location, greek life, clubs, student life, the opportunities and, of course, the campus. One of the things that DePauw is able to pride itself on is the beautiful campus that has many different architectural structures and landscapes. But apart from all of the buildings and houses and dorms, DePauw also has a nature park attached to its campus that is five times the size of the academic campus itself. This is one of the strong suits that DePauw had to offer that none of my other school choices did, and therefore helped to seal the deal in my case. Being on the cross country and track teams, I run in the nature park every day for practice with

my teammates. We are no strangers to the Prindle Institute for Ethics, the Bartlett Reflection Center, the quarry and the 10 miles of trails. So when I come across a fellow student who has never made their way to the nature park, never seen the quarry, or has never even taken a study break to go for a walk on the trails, nothing astonishes me more. I totally understand that some people aren’t really into nature, or maybe the half mile walk out to the welcome center is a bit of a stretch for some, but if there was an opportunity to get away from campus for a little bit and just have some alone time, there is seriously no better place to do it then the nature park. If you are one of the students who hasn’t made his or her way down, give it a chance. It’s so funny to hear my friends talk about the nature park, I often hear things like “oh my gosh, it doesn’t feel like Indiana!” or “how is that so close that I’ve never been there?” I couldn’t agree more. The nature park has a lot to offer us. I have gone down there for study sessions, alone time, runs, walks, sunsets, to take pictures, to get myself lost. The nature park is a little getaway

that is in the backdoor of this campus and we are so lucky for it. The bottom line is, not enough students take advantage of it. It is so easy to get wrapped up in everything on campus, our busy lives, our grades, our social lives and a million other things. It is a complete privilege that we have access to a place that allows us to escape the craziness and overwhelming stress here. The nature park humbles me every time I step foot into it. The quarry is so much bigger than I am, the way the sun shines on the spring flowers at this time of year, and the trails that are quiet and waiting to be explored. That nature park is specifically for DePauw students and is one of the most wonderful things our university could ever offer us. It is a gift to be able to go there anytime we want, therefore if you ever have an extra few minutes, an afternoon, whatever amount of time, let yourself get lost in the trails and explore the natural beauty of DePauw and it’s fairy-tale like nature park.   — Brinker is a freshman from Stevensville, Mich., with an undecided major. opinion@thedepauw.com

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PHOTOPINION What do you think of the new Little 5 events? “They’re doing a good job trying to incorporate other events that aren’t just biking and race related.”

emily adams, senior “It’s a great to make a full week worth of events instead of just the races.”

johnny mcginness, sophomore “They’re very splendid and exciting.”

paige drake, sophomore “It’s my first Little 5, and it’s all new and exciting with the events.”

adam thacker, freshman eli cangany / the depauw

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“Feel the rhythm, Feel the rhyme, Get on up, It’s Kappa Little 5”

Good Luck to Sarah Norris, Sadie Powell and Anna Butz

I O A Don’t mess with Phi

Good Luck to Rachel Mercer, Elizabeth Machmeier, Caitlyn Hammack, Wesley Jones & Erica Tucker

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Tigers split weekday contests, Wabash game on the horizon By PARKER SCHWARTZ sports@thedepauw.com

After a thrilling 7-6 win in an 11-inning contest against interstate 70 rival Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, the DePauw Tigers dropped a second non-conference matchup against Washington University in St. Louis on Thursday, 6-7. Although DePauw solidified its spot as the number one seed in the NCAC West Division, the Tigers’ main goal with their two nineinning contests was to enrich their tough out of conference schedule. “Coach Martin schedules opponents to get us prepared for the postseason,” said sophomore pitcher Alex Sroka. “The difficult out of conference schedule will pay off for us down the road.” After allowing four first inning runs against Rose-Hulman, senior pitcher Elliot Ross settled down allowing only one more earned run after six frames. The bats responded as sophomore Rob Stein went three for four with three runs. Along with Stein, who finished six for nine in the two weekday games, sophomore Zach Starr’s return from an injury has been a gift for a high minded Tigers squad. Starr is batting an impressive .438. “I think [the offense] is going alright,” said Starr. “Sometimes as a team we need to go up there with the right mental approach. We need to

know our job to score runners.” Tied at six a piece in the top of the eleventh, the Engineers failed to score with runners on first and third and just one out. The Tigers came back with a triple from senior Alex Berlyn and a walkoff single by junior Zach Galyean. The next day, the Tigers welcomed Washington University in St. Louis to Walker Field, the fourth time DePauw has battled the Bears. With more youth on the diamond than usual, the Tigers faltered late, grounding into two inning ending double plays in the sixth and seventh, capped by a pickoff move from Bears’ pitcher Michael Fletcher in the ninth inning to nab Rob Stein, ending the Tigers’ hope of a comeback victory. For DePauw, despite a tough loss in the latter contest, they strut confidently into the NCAC tournament on May 3. “To be honest at the beginning of the year you are not preparing to be an at large team,” said Head Coach Jake Martin. “What we prepare for is winning the conference championship. We hope that our remaining regional games will help us to prepare for that.” The Tigers finish with their final two regular season games against Wabash College, a team that the Tigers have already beaten twice this season before the NCAC Tournament the following weekend.

Cheering you on from Phi Beach! Love, Your Alpha Phi Sisters

Junior Zach Galyean throws to the infield during Thursday afternoon’s game against Washington University. The men lost 7-6, dropping their record to 30-8. Emily Green / The DePauw

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friday, april 27, 2012 Bauman | continued from page 12 she had any regrets in being a full-time athlete. “Sometimes I think about if I would have done better [in a sport] if I had just stuck to one,” she said. “And there are definitely things that I will look back on and think, ‘Wow it may have been cool to have held a position there or participated in some other activity,’ but at the same time, athletics and being on three awesome teams have given me so many opportuni-

ties and moments that I really would never trade in.” Bauman will continue her studies at Washington University in St. Louis for physical therapy. She hopes to keep up with her running and has even been referred to USA Triathlon by her peers. “I’ve been told I should try a triathlon out and have been in contact with USAT (USA Triathlon) and I’m hoping do maybe do something in the future but I’m not making any promises.” And after four years of full-time athletics, it seems clear that a post-graduate break is far out of the question.

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jen kosinski, senior Bauman runs in the 2010 South Coast Athletic Conference cross country conference championship race. Bauman is a three sport athlete participating in cross country, swimming and track and field. Courtesy of Lindsay Bauman

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hometown: Lindsey Bauman swims butterfly during a swim meet. Bauman has been on the swim team for four years. photo courtesy of Lindsey Bauman

Decatheletes | continued from page 12 regular track meet. She thinks her skill set gives her a better chance during the heptathlon. “I am decent at my other event,” Harmon said, “but what makes somebody a good heptathlete is being at a large number of events. So I’m not exceptional at a single event, so by doing this it goes way more in my favor because I can get across the board and it will add up.” Self deprecating comment aside, Harmon is a good heptathlete. She finished in fourth at this year’s NCAC Indoor Pentathlon. Owens finished eighth, but it was Leibovitz who had the best spot out of all of them finishing in second at the Indoor Heptathlon, losing by just 11 points to Ohio Wesleyan’s Andrew Diehl. Diehl also prefers the decathlon, but, surprisingly, because

it gives him a chance to rest. Competitors get a half an hour between each event to grab some water, get some food in their systems and warm up before the next event. However, Leibovitz said his coach is debating putting him in the 200, 400, long jump, pole vault, 4x400 and 4x100 in the NCAC Outdoor Championships the following weekend — where he will be bouncing back and forth between reaching the start lines and his turn in the long jump. The two events may not be as long, but athletes agree on which one is the hardest – the last one. “The 1500 meter,” Leibovitz said, “Last event of the day, it’s going to be hell.” For Harmon, it’s the 800 meter dash. “You just have to go,” Harmon says, “It’s always last and so it sucks because your body is the most tired. Nobody ever wants to do it.” The good news for both athletes is they have at least six events before they can even think about the dreaded final race.

events this weekend Day 1 Saturday, April 28th

Decathlon

Heptathlon

100 meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400 meter dash, 1500 meter

100 meter hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200 meter dash

DAY 2 Sunday, April 29th

110 meter hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw

Long jump, javelin throw, 800 meter dash

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On her weekend play: Kosinski had six hits with ten at bats and six RBIs including two home runs during the Tiger’s 11-1 and 6-4 wins over Oberlin College last weekend. To make things more impressive, Kosinski became the school record holder in RBIs with her game, clinching a three-run homer in the second game.

On her performance against Oberlin: “I didn’t know (about the record), I found out on Twitter… It’s neat. I didn’t try to break any records, but I guess if there’s any record to beat, that would be the one. RBIs – that’s the best thing I have.”

— compiled by Joseph Fanelli / sports@thedepauw.com

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Tri-season athlete Decathletes, heptathletes prepare excels on, off the field for their first steps in NCAC By Grant Barnow sports@thedepauw.com

From the grass of a cross country course to the pools of the Lilly Center, senior Lindsey Bauman has spent her four years at DePauw impressively navigating through the difficulties and benefits of being a tri-season athlete. Bauman, from Gilford, Ind., has been a member of the DePauw cross country, swimming and track teams since she stepped on campus her freshman year. She originally came to DePauw with the intentions to major in biochemistry, but realized — like many students do — that her academic interests resided elsewhere and turned to kinesiology after partaking in a research project with Professor Patrick Babington. But even with the time constraints

“I don’t have breaks between seasons, but I really feel like that is the only difference between me and other athletes... My main thing is that I feel like everyone at DePauw gives a lot of everything, it’s just where you want to give it.” -Lindsey Bauman

of being in season more or less yearround, Bauman also shines off the field — in the classroom. “I actually find that I work better when I’m doing a sport because my management abilities are so much better when I know I’m crunched for time,” Bauman explained. Before arriving at DePauw, Bauman’s athletic career at DePauw was largely shaped by an injury she received in high school cross country. “I came to DePauw, actually, just to be a runner (cross country),” Bauman said. “During my senior year of high school, I ended up needing to have foot surgery and I couldn’t run for eight or nine months… I had

talked with cross country coaches and thought, ‘Well since I can’t run for the season, I can at least do swimming this year.’” Since then, Bauman continued her swimming career at DePauw and also picked up track — required by the cross country team. Of the three teams she’s been on, Bauman said it’s hard to pick a favorite simply because each sport and team are so different and have their own unique dynamics. But although Bauman still loves both the swimming and track events because of their unique dynamics, she said her love lies in running cross country. “Cross country would have to be my favorite,” she said. “That’s the one I came here for, and it’s something that I just find really relaxing…I personally like that you can go out and do it on your own if you need a bit of stress relief, or for a group of people to just talk about anything on their minds. It’s not confined to laps around a track when you race — it’s through woods or open areas and is far less structured. You sometimes even have to jump over things.” It is well known that studentathletes have to actively participate in a balancing act for academics. One would infer that being involved in three sports would only increase the burden of keeping up with studies but Bauman, quite humbly, would be the last one to say that. “I honestly don’t think it’s a big deal,” Bauman said. “I don’t have breaks between seasons, but I really feel like that is the only difference between me and other athletes...My main thing is that I feel like everyone at DePauw gives a lot to everything, it’s just where you want to give it. And I’ve chosen to give it in athletics. I don’t feel like I’m really going above and beyond anyone on campus, [being an athlete] is just how I choose to use my time.” With graduation commencement ceremonies quickly approaching on May 20, Bauman reflected on her four years at DePauw and whether or not she had any regrets in being a full-time

Bauman | continued on page 11

By Joseph Fanelli sports@thedepauw.com

Decathletes have 10 good reasons why their event is toughest in track and field. And while heptathlete’s only have seven, their event is no picnic, either. “I usually do three or four events,” junior Lee Harmon explains. “So as soon as it hits like the third event, I’m fine, but you just get tired.” Harmon is one of two athletes from the women’s DePauw track and field team that will travel to Ohio Wesleyan University this weekend to compete in the North Coast Athletic Conference Combined Events portion of the conference championship. Harmon and fellow junior Taryn Owens will both compete in the heptathlon. The history of the decathlon and heptathlon date back to the original Olympics games in Greece. Back then, it was just a pentathlon — long jump, discus throw, javelin throw, sprint and a wrestling match. Sprint means a variety of things

now and the wrestling match is gone, but since the first decathlon was held at the Olympic games in 1904, the event has spread from the Olympics to the collegiate level and turned into the heptathlon for female athletes. Freshman Jack Leibovitz is the only male from the DePauw men’s team making the trip to Delaware, Ohio. This season has been his first experience with the decathlon. “My high school coach made a joke that I am doing so many that I might as well do the decathlon,” Leibovitz said. “And said ‘why not?” The event for the men and women really is a weekend ordeal. It is split five and five for the guys and four and three for the girls. Scoring is interesting because it is really not based on place. The time, height and throw is what is the most important to earn points from each event. After an event like long jump, the competitors distance — entered in centimeters — is used in an equation with set parameters that vary for each event. Those produce a number that

goes towards a value. That value is the competitors score. The place is the event literally does not matter. “That’s what I liked about it,” Leibovitz explained. “It’s all about the points...It doesn’t really matter what other people do. It’s what you have to do to win.” This is Harmon’s first season competing in the heptathlon. In the past, injuries have slowed her down, but after talking with coaches, she finally has a chance to compete. In a regular event, she might compete in the high jump, hurdles, triple jump or long jump — so she does have some experience in what she is competing in, but there still has been a learning curve. “It’s different,” Harmon said. “I had to learn how to throw the shot and the javelin, and that’s always an experience.” But still, Harmon prefers it to a regular track meet. She thinks her skill set gives her a better chance during the

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Junior Lee Harmon competes in the high jump. As a heptathlete, Harmon competes in many different track and field events. Archives of The DePauw

Welcome To The Greatest Show on Earth Ladies and Gentlemen, We are proud to present the 2012 Little Five special section. This year’s spectacle features plenty of diversions and entertainment — bringing back human sundaes, squeezing 24 sorority women into small cars and the main attraction: a bicycle race. Step right in and enjoy the show.

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By ABBY MARGULIS news@thedepauw.com

For 56 years, DePauw students have been putting in long hours of cycling training to complete the race known as Little 5. Five years prior to DePauw starting Little 5, Indiana University in Bloomington put on a similar event inspired by the famous 500-mile auto race held at the Memorial Speedway each Memorial Day. In DePauw’s first year, 1956, 14 male teams raced on a rainy Saturday afternoon to complete a 30-mile loop around the streets of East College. Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity was the first team to win Little 5. In 1966, a faculty race was added to the event, and shortly after, the women’s race was instituted. Little 5 has always been much more than just the bike race because it has included various week-long events leading up to the big race. Decades ago, there used to be tricycle races, obstacle courses, a bathtub race, a mud volleyball tournament and an allcampus picnic. While preparing for Little 5 this year, the co-chairs of the steering committee, juniors Margaret Distler (who is also chief visual editor for The DePauw) and Paul Dugdale, went digging through archives and storage bins de-

DePauw’s First Little 5 race 1956 1957 The race moved from the streets of Greencastle to Blackstock stadium

voted to this race and happened upon binders filled with records from all previous Little 5 races. In these binders, the two found that Little 5 used to be a week filled with events involving the entire student body getting together to celebrate this bike race. This year, Distler and Dugdale decided it would be a great idea to bring these events back to DePauw to get students pumped up and celebrating for a whole week and not just on race day. All events taking place within the week have been previously held in past races. The one new event that the co-chairs instituted was the 5 km race on Tuesday in the Nature Park. Distler thought the 5k would be a great opportunity for students to participate in the week without having to put in a lot of time. “We figured DePauw is a very fit student body and we wanted to give students the chance who don’t have time to race have something to take part in during the week,” Distler said. The key goal that the co-chairs had for this week was to make it as fun and safe as possible being realistic with all their planning so that students could join in even with their busy schedules. The steering committee worked closely with the Allocations Board who was very supportive to being coopera-

The fist faculty bike race took place 1966

Mason Hall became the first women’s dormitory to compete in the race 1973

1968 Smokey Robinson and The Miracles performed a concert

tive with the funding needed to put on a great Little 5. 48.5 percent of the budget went specifically to safety and security alone. Student government has showed its community spirit by hosting a get together with food and music in between the women’s and men’s races on Saturday afternoon. Events kicked off Monday with a car stuff where over 190 people squeezed into their cars. Twenty-four people were able to fit into one car with Alpha Phi sorority and Kappa Alpha Theta sorority tying for first place. Thursday, another event that has been part of past Little 5 weeks, posed a fun challenge for students participating in a five-part obstacle course challenging participants to throw greasy tomatoes, squirt a target with ketchup, feed their partner pudding and make their partner into a human sundae. Friday night following the street sprint finals, student bands will be competing for Battle of the Bands. The bands will play for a half-hour each and students will be the judges deciding the winners. By encompassing DePauw’s old heritage with Little 5 the steering committee has planned an “old-fashioned fun weekend” as Distler described.

Little 5 2012: the greatest show on earth

Staying safe at Little 5 By BECCA STANEK news@thedepauw.com

With a record 276 tickets given by Excise at Indiana University’s Little 500 last weekend, as students at DePauw gear up for Little 5, cheering on the cyclists shouldn’t be the only thing mind. As Excise worked to “keep students, especially those under 21 safe,” students faced with the harsh reality of the law, as they received tickets with fines of more than $400 and their alcohol was taken from their hands and poured out.  Typically there are around 150 tickets given at IU’s Little 500 weekend according to the Indiana State Excise Police, but this year that number nearly doubled. They suggested security over the weekend will increase. “We will absolutely be out in greater force and numbers this weekend,” said Corporal Travis Thickstun, head of media relations for the Indiana State Excise Police. “We plan to be there both during the day and at night.” Tickets were primarily given last weekend at IU for minor in consumption and minor in possession. “We are aggressively enforcing these laws. Minor consumption, public intoxication, operating while intoxicated — those are the priorities we’re looking for.” Excise officers station themselves around places with alcohol permits, such as bars, taverns and alcohol stores, and locations

where underage drinking is likely to occur. According to Thickstun, plainclothes officers are also frequently stationed inside of businesses, looking out for fake IDs and adults buying alcohol for minors. Excise officers are also able to enter private property, such as fraternities, if Excise feels that they have reasonable suspicion that underage drinking is occurring and if the event appears to be open to the public. In order to issue a ticket or to give an arrest probable cause is needed, but Excise can stop someone based solely on reasonable suspicion. “If a reasonable person could believe that criminal activity is afoot, then that is enough to stop someone,” Thickstun said. “Solid evidence that a person has been drinking is not necessary in order to stop them or to question them.” Thickstun did not have any recommendations for how students can party Little 5 weekend, emphasizing Excise’s zero tolerance policy for underage drinking. “We don’t answer how to break the law and not get caught,” Thickstun said. “What I tell students who ask that type of question is don’t break the law.” Angie Nally, director of public safety, emphasized the importance of students being cooperative and using their best judgment at all times. “Students should avoid drawing attention to themselves,” Nally said. “Our students need to be smart.”

History of Little 5 week at Depauw Women’s bicycle race replaces faculty race

IU claimed copyright to the name “Little 500” 1997

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1974 Hogate hall, Kappa Kappa Gamma and Pi Beta Phi sororities joined the race

1987 “Spirit awards” were given to riders

2012 57th Little 5 celebration

- compiled by nana adubah-amoah from DePauw University archives

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Spinning back the wheels of time Winter Term class gets By LEANN BURKE news@thedepauw.com

For DePauw Little 5 racers, senior year does not necessarily mean an end for Little 5. DePauw alumni can return and ride in the Little 5 Alumni Race. 2012 will mark the sixth annual alumni race. Alumni riders are divided into four categories: Masters 30, Masters 40, Masters 50 and Masters 60. Masters 30 is for all riders under age 40, Masters 40 is for all rides in their 40s, Masters 50 is for all riders in their 50s and Masters 60 is for all riders over age 60.  This year’s race will have eight riders in Masters 30, 26 riders in Masters 50 and three riders in Masters 60 — a total of 37 riders.  Of the 37, only two are female — Donna Wallace ’80 and Jesse Hawkins ’11. This year, the alumni race field has two family pairings, Tim ’83 and Marshall ’10 Weadick, and Kent ’80 and Alex ’11 Billingsley. There is also the first husband-wife pair, Hugh and Donna Wallace ’80.  “The emphasis is on having fun with a little spirited competition thrown into the mix,” said Kent Billingsley, alumni race director. If last year’s average speed of 22.3 mph is any indicator, the alumni race can be very competitive. Still, the object of the race is to have fun. The “Chip Scoring System” from Motion Sports is used to score the race because in this

system, no lapped riders are removed from the race.  “This allows everyone to enjoy the full experience of the race competing at their own level of ability,” Kent Billingsley said.  Many alumni also come back for Little 5 weekend because they love DePauw. For example, Dave Westerholm ’71 has been in the alumni race since its beginnings in 2006. “I have been coming back to the alumni race since its inception for one reason:  It's an excuse to come back to DePauw's beautiful campus, take a leisurely solo walking tour around it, mentally comparing today's incredible physical plant layout to what it was like back in 1967 to 71, and to relive those old DePauw 'Glory Days,’” Westerholm said. Richard Born ’83 echoed those sentiments.  “I enjoy going back to DePauw, but I've never been fond of reunions,” Born said. “The Little 5 Alumni weekend is the perfect solution for me, because the race somehow makes it real. It also tends to attract many of the people I'm most interested in catching up with and who also tend not to go to reunions.” Tim Weadick ’83, on the other hand, came back for his son.   “My youngest son, Marshall, decided to ride in the Little 5 race his junior year,” Weadick said. “This was the same

time the alumni race was starting, so several of my fraternity brothers and I decided to ride then watch my son race. We have come every year since.” Weadick stated that his son wanted to come back and race as an alum, and he agreed to compete alongside Marshall.  For many returning alumni, Little 5 is a race that sparked in them a passion for cycling that lasted long after graduation.   “I have never stopped racing,” said Jim Vidmich, an alum of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity from the class of ’82. “I simply enjoy the sport and the competition. One of the best memories for me were the training rides outside of Greencastle with other ATOs. There were great country roads to ride on, and there was always that one crazy dog who used to chase us down the road. We’d use that section as a sprint point to try and outpace the dog.”  Tim Frost, ’84 also raved about the benefits of Little 5, stating that it gave him a strong foundation for an active and healthy life.  Alumni will start arriving on campus on Friday, April 27. Kent Billingsley will lead a welcome alumni group ride at 1:15 p.m. from the Student Union Building, which students are welcome to participate in. The Little 5 Alumni Race will take place on Saturday, April 28 at 12:30 p.m. 

students on the bicycle By ALEX PAUL features@thedepauw.com

  Freshman Forrest Kunkel and sophomores Alli Caplinger and Abby Prine have been waiting for Little 5 for a long time — at least, since Winter Term. In January, Kent Menzel, DePauw cycling coach and adviser to the Little 5 steering committee, taught a class focused on competitive bike riding. The course helped the three students better prepare themselves for making the jump to riding in Little 5. Each weekday during January, the class consisted of forty minutes to an hour a half of training through a series of VHS tapes called “Spinnervals.” “One thing that’s unique to biking is that you’re expected to go to the brink of exhaustion,” said Abby Prine, a sophomore riding for Alpha Chi Omega sorority. “‘Spinnervals’ was a good way of doing that.” With the purpose of teaching students each dimension of bike racing, the three-hour class also incorporated racing strategy, diet tips and racing etiquette. Caplinger, who had never ridden before, said the class was a good start to her training. “It gave me a base of actual workouts, and I didn’t have to worry about not finishing,” said Caplinger, who will ride in Little 5 for Pi Beta Phi sorority. Kunkel, a rider for Delta Tau Delta fraternity, planned on riding for the DePauw cycling team, but not in Little 5. Once he heard Menzel passionately talk about the importance of Little 5, he changed his mind.  Prine also rode for DePauw cycling in the fall. Winning Little 5 requires not only a rider to have immense endurance, but also to strategize well due to the length of the race. Kunkel plans on transferring the instruction he learned in the class onto the racetrack Saturday. This weekend, Kunkel particularly wants to use one tip: “To feather your energy out and not make drastic changes in your power output.” He hopes to place in the top five. There were certainly transitions in training for those who took the class, including riding outside instead of inside and finding

time to ride once classes were in full swing. During January, all of the riding was done indoors in the Lilly Center on trainers. Caplinger utilized the spring’s fair weather by making the transition from primarily riding indoors to outdoors. “You need to spend enough time outside getting acclimated to the wather and the roads,” Caplinger said. Actual racing bikes are placed on the trainers to give them as close a feel to the real thing as possible. The back wheel is placed onto a tripod looking machine. Participants in the class needed to have their own bike and trainer. “It gave me a basic workout regiment at a time when I could have been lazy,”  Caplinger said. Training indoors provides a substitute for riding outside, especially in the winter, but it is not the first choice of riders. “I get to see things [outside], and it doesn’t get as hot,” Kunkel said. Riding on a trainer doesn’t incorporate outside forces like hills or weather. “When you are on a trainer you let yourself slack,” Prine said. “It’s difficult to gauge how you’re working, and it’s boring.” Riding on a stationary bike also doesn’t factor in other riders, nor does it sharp turns like the ones Little 5 riders will face on Saturday around Julian. Prine knows how much different riding outside is from riding the stationary bike. “In a (DePauw cycling) race at Purdue (University) last weekend, I was going downhill and didn’t anticipate the turn well,” Prine said. Prine sustained a concussion and won’t be able to ride in Little 5 this weekend. However, she continues to be a member of the DePauw cycling team and will be back on the bike in a little over a week. Despite the challenges these riders have faced, they have excitedly been anticipating Little 5 since the class began in January. “It’s always seemed like fun, and it’s always nice to have a reason to work with your sisters,” Caplinger said.

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LITTLE 5 2012: THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

Meet teams THE

SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON How often do you train? Talent doesn't train. Pre-race rituals? Improv jazz battle followed by snacks. If you could ride anywhere, where would you go? Hoods and Capers Why do you ride? To win back the Monon Bell. Pictured left to right: Eirk Krag, Derek Davis, Zach Vanes, Andrew Lang

INDEPENDENT

Pre-race rituals? Lots of carbs. Lots of sleep. Who would be your desired famous teammate? Mother Theresa If you could ride your bike anywhere, where would you go? Ireland! Why do you ride? We like that feeling when you're going so fast you think you might fall off and die but you stay on and it's the fastest you've ever gone. It's fun. Pictured left to right: Erin Komornik, Claire Jagla

PHI GAMMA DELTA

How do you get psyched for the race? Barney's "Get Psyched" playlist Pre-race rituals? Pray to our respective gods and watch "Cool Runnings" Who would be your desired famous teammate? Luke Beasley Why do you ride? For the same reason I breathe. Pictured from left: Kaleb Gregory, Kyle Gough, Michael Osborn, Matt Cecil

KAPPA KAPPA GAMMA Why are you going to win? Kappa has one love...One love, one heart, one destiny. Team motto? "Irie." Look it up. Pre-race rituals? Roots, rock, reggae. Who would be your desired famous teammate? Bob. Pictured left to right: Anna Butz, Sadie Powell, Sarah Norris

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How often do you train? 12 How do you get psyched for the race? We borrow Gryspeerdt's private collection of pump up videos Pre-race rituals? Camois butter If you could ride your bike anywhere, where would you go? Beta Pictured left to right: Chris Roslender, Cole Rodman, Will Gleason, Thomas Moran

KAPPA ALPHA THETA How do you get psyched for the race? Heavy metal Team motto? If your thighs didn't get bigger, you didn't train hard enough. Pre-race rituals? Protein and push ups. Why do you ride? 'Cause we look damn good in spandex. Pictured from left to right: Alex Ehr, Abbey Ginn, Katie Thrapp, Emily Reavis

How do you get psyched for the race? Listen to House of Pain's “Jump Around” while eating candy. Why are you going to win? Because we have sweet jerseys. Team motto? Is it over yet? Pre-race rituals? Kari leads yoga, with strong emphasis on "happy baby" pose. Pictured top: Sunny Strader Bottom from left to right: Alli Caplinger, Kari Polydoris

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DELTA GAMMA

How often do you train? America never quits. How do you get psyched for the race? We unleash an eagle. Who would be your desired famous teammate? Washington If you could ride your bike anywhere, where would you go? America Pictured top: Lindsay Thomas, Macy Ayers, Clare Hosken Bottom: Liz Guerrero, Kristina McLane, Catie Baker

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PHI KAPPA PSI Why are you going to win? Phi Psis don't know how to lose. Team motto? If you're not first, you're last. If you could ride your bike anywhere, where would you go? The moon Why do you ride? Love for the open road. Pictured: Collin Brady (top) and Zach Snyder

DELTA UPSILON

How often do you train? Trains? How do you get psyched for the race? Ice-cream and dandylions. Pre-race rituals? Jokes on jokes. Why do you ride? Because we can't run. Pictured left to right: Luke Bretscher, Quinn Carrico, Dylan Klossner, Will Freske. Not pictured: Chris Day

ALPHA PHI

ow often do you train? We never sleep. am motto? May the odds be ever in your favor. ho would be your desired famous teammate? Addie Mcdonnell you could ride your bike anywhere, where would you go? Fro-yo! tured left to right: Elizabeth Machmeier, Erica Tucker, Rachael Mercer, esley Jones

DELTA TAU DELTA How often do you train? Er’day How do you get psyched for the race? Pump up our tires. Team motto? Young and Wreckless. If you could ride your bike anywhere, where would you go? The dark side of the moon. Pictured left to right: Troy Stratford, Forrest Kunkel, Calvin Sullivan

SIGMA CHI

How often do you train? Is the Pope Catholic? Why are you going to win? Because we shower together...oh, I'm sorry, I thought this was America. Team motto: Train hard, play hard, stay hard. Why do you ride? Because Marcus needs a formal date. Top from left to right: Johnny McGinness, Connor Stallings, Christian “Meow Meow” Rector Bottom: Nathan Cummins

ALPHA CHI OMEGA

Team motto? Ride wit me Pre-race rituals? We've never raced...ask us on Saturday. Who would be your desired famous teammate? Nelly If you could ride your bike anywhere, where would you go? Dairy Castle! Pictured top from left to right: Katherine Janowki, Nicole Rossillo, Sarah Kortebein; Bottom: Rachel Wheaton; Not pictured: Abby Prine

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Little5 Jams

Little 5 2012: the greatest show on earth

Pump it up

By Jim Easterhouse

“Something Good Can Work” — Two Door Cinema Club

On a special weekend like Little 5, emotions run wild. They can range from motivation before the race, excitement during it and euphoria while celebrating afterwards. There are many upbeat songs that can apply to each of these. I chose 20, ranging from rap to alternative and indie to electronic, that epitomize these feelings. This variety of classics and new-coming gems can make your Little 5 a jam-tastic time. 

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“Dominos” — The Big Pink

“Aberdeen” — Cage the Elephant

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“Tongue Tied” — Grouplove

“Dance Yrself Clean — LCD Soundsystem

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“Little Secrets” — Passion Pit

“Got It All” — Portugal. The Man

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“Under Cover of Darkness” — The Strokes

“Shake It Out” — Florence + the Machine

“Call It What You Want” — Foster the People

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“Triple Double” — Girl Talk

“Young Blood” — The Naked and Famous

“Strobe (Club Edit)” —Deadmau5

“Let Me Clear My Throat” — DJ Kool

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“Ok Pal” — M83

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“Truth” — Chiddy Bang

“Midnight City” — M83

It’s The End of the World As We Know It” — R.E.M.

Paul Dugdale

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t has been exactly 356 days since we sent our first email about Little 5 2012. We couldn’t be more excited that our favorite week of the spring semester is finally here. As co-chairs of the Little 5 steering committee, it has been our job to plan, organize and execute this week’s activities. Here are five things you (probably) didn’t know about the planning of Little 5 week: 1. There are a total of 18 students on the Little 5 steering committee. Each team is required to have one representative on the steering committee. The committee, which has met every Tuesday since mid-February, is responsible for making Little 5 happen. We have worked closely with the subcommittees to make sure the events go as smoothly as possible. We also couldn’t be more appreciative for the enthusiasm and support from our 2012 steering committee. 2. Searching through the Little 5 archives, which contains race mementos from as early as the 1980s,

Margaret Distler was awesome. Finding binders filled with detailed information and plans from past Little 5 steering committees was like finding a treasure chest. This year’s criterium route, which has riders lapping the GCPA and Bowman Park for a total of 18 miles, was also used for past Little 5 races. We’re excited because not only is this year’s loop a more historical Little 5 route, but it is also more spectatorfriendly since students can easily see over half of the race from the north side of Bowman Park. 3. We will be serving as co-chairs of the steering committee again next spring. Since the co-chair position spans two years, we are also in charge of the 2013 Little 5 week. Even though steering committee members are not allowed to compete in the races, we are excited to use our experiences from this spring to help us with planning the event again in 2013. 4. Over half of our planning has not been done face-to-face. Together, we have sent over 600

emails and text messages in the process of planning Little 5. Last fall, Paul met several times with administrators on campus while Margaret was abroad in Rome. Meanwhile, Margaret sent long, detailed emails back to Paul and even Skyped with Kent Menzel, the Little 5 steering committee advisor, from an Italian cafe to discuss the proposed budget. As of now, we are currently sharing 23 separate Google Docs. And we’ve also earned the honor in being one of each other’s “favorite” contacts on our phones. 5. 46.8 percent of our budget has been directed towards student safety and security. After working with Angela Nally, the director of Public Safety, we realized some of the potential risks associated with large crowds of excited college students. We’ve also learned how to plan safe but fun events with her guidance. Just remember, Public Safety’s ultimate goal is to keep both riders and spectators safe. Respect them, and they’ll respect you. — Distler is a junior Media Fellow from Fort Wayne, Ind. majoring in English writing. Dugdale is a junior from Carmel, Ind, majoring in biology and art history. opinion@thedepauw.com

up : The Trike 16 DRink it

“The King and All of His Men” — Wolf Gang

“Anna Sun” — Walk The Moon

Five highlights of planning annual campus event

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Here’s how it goes: • 1 shot of coconut rum- Bacardi • 1 shot of pineapple Vodka- Burnetts • 1 shot of Melon Schnapps- DeKuyper • 1 cup of pineapple juice • Stir and Enjoy • Serves one Mixed by Ashley Isaac

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Riders overcome their fears during Little 5 Cycling: possibilities on two wheels Addie Mcdonnell

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n April 9, 2011 I woke up to a buzz of excitement in my sorority house. It was the morning of the day that all of DePauw looks forward to: the Saturday of Little 5 weekend. I looked out my window when I awoke. To be honest, I was ecstatic to see and hear the pouring rain, lightning and thunder. I was so nervous about racing and so envious about the fun with my friends that I believed I was missing out on. "It would not be so terrible if the race was cancelled," I thought. My parents had come to Greencastle for the weekend to watch the race. We went to Monon Restaurant for breakfast while all my friends were on their way to Sigma Chi fraternity for the infamous Tour de Franzia. My mom ruined any fantasy I had about a cancellation of the race by informing me that the weather forecast indicated a clear and sunny afternoon. I could not hold much of a conversation with my parents during breakfast. I was too nervous and kept asking myself, "Why am I doing this?" I was participating in a criterion bike race, something I had no real experience doing. A very experienced rider had expressed concern about my doing well in the race because of my height, or lack thereof, I should admit. That was not encouraging. I knew the horror stories about first time riders and I was terrified that something really bad could happen to me. My parents calmly reminded me that I was doing this for fun and to support Alpha Phi sorority. They told me that I could just stay in the rear of the pack of riders if that made me feel more comfortable. Due to the weather, the women's criterion was

pushed back an hour. Throughout the morning, I received numerous text and picture messages from my friends indicating how much fun they were having. A good friend made hideous, enlarged pictures of my face and glued them to wooden sticks. This made my anxiety even worse; all those masks of my contorted face around campus was not comforting. I was feeling more and more uneasy as I realized how many people would be watching the race. My team met an hour and a half before the race began to pump each other up and to talk about what to remember to do during the race. I vividly recall the start. As we set off, my nerves melted away. I felt confident on the bike and my competitiveness kicked in. I remember looking over at my mom every time I passed her on a lap. About halfway through the race, I could see that she was trying to tell me to slow down. Now, she was the one who was nervous — I thought that was pretty funny. She was afraid that I might get hurt, and she just wanted me to finish safely. But now, I was just thinking that I wanted to do well. My other memory is of passing a close friend who appeared to be in an agitated conversation with a Public Safety officer. All I could think was, “Please do not get in trouble." This took my focus off my own pain and exhaustion. In the end, as nervous as I was to participate in Little 5, I finished with a feeling of great accomplishment. I was glad I decided to race and that I trained so hard for it. It was a rewarding experience, and I no longer feared I had missed out on the fun my friends had that day. I had learned that I can set a goal and accomplish it, and that I could conquer my own fears. — McDonnell is a junior from Kenilworth, Ill. Last year, she rode for Alpha Phi sorority and was the overall winner of Little 5. opinion@thedepauw.com

Have fun, but play it safe Tyler Witherspoon

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his past weekend marked Indiana University’s Little 500, where police arrested 271 students. In addition, another 258 students were issued tickets by excise police officers, a number that increased by nearly 100 from the previous year. Tragically, a life was also lost during the course of

the weekend, as 20-year-old Linden Whitt fell from a balcony in the early hours of the morning. All of these serve as heavy reminders as to the dangers that a big party weekend, such as our own Little 5, can carry. With the biggest parties of the week just around the corner, we should dedicate some thought to keeping not only ourselves safe, but also those around us — whether they be our friends or students from another school. Make sure to take some form of identification with you everywhere this weekend. Most fraternities will deny you admittance to registered events with-

Cameron Huffman

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pring in Greencastle means one thing: Little 5 is fast approaching. For many, this week provides a time to unwind, rep your favorite tank, porch party, and enjoy this last stretch of the year before finals roll back around into the spotlight. For the riders, it is the culminating event after months of training. Regardless of intent, it is clear that there is a different focus on campus. This week, one thing that everyone can agree on, is that Little 5 has arrived. Riders in each house have been anticipating this week since last April. Hours have been spent battling fatigue and exhaustion on training on stationary bikes, on the roads, in the cold and in the wind. Countless afternoons have passed slaying away at the hills of Indiana, only to get home and skip out on the prospect of ranch fries and a garlic cheeseburger at 2 a.m. on a Tuesday. But all that effort and work now rests in the legs of riders who want it most; this week, it is up to them to decide. For the last three years, I was in this exact position. I envy the riders who have the chance to compete once again in this years’ race. Cycling has been a remarkable sport for me to take up. The places I have explored, the people I have met and the crazy encounters I have had on my bike is a testament to the true nature of this

out having a student ID this weekend to step up risk management.  Second, don’t walk through campus with a Solo Cup. Public safety will continue to make their usual rounds and cite students for underage drinking like they do every other weekend of the school year. On top of that, excise police officers will undoubtedly step up their presence at DePauw. If you are inviting your friends from home or another school, remember that they become your responsibility as your guest and any citation they receive could have repercussions for you. Make sure any guests are educated on the campus rules and know that anything they do could have negative consequences for you, your organization, or campus as a whole.

sport. Cycling is a culture, a way of life that goes far beyond the bib shorts, matching jersey, sunglasses and helmet. Cycling is a time to ride with close friends, clear your head, push yourself to the limit, and challenge your will at every turn. It is the freedom to go wherever you want so long as you keep pedaling and point your tires straight ahead. At the end of the day, it is what you have left in your tank that keeps you going. The question is, how much do you have left to give? For nearly every cyclist that feeling of unclipping after a 40-mile ride is the same…where is the nearest double cheeseburger and where the heck can I find a beer? The thrill riding in Little 5 brought me carries me right back to DePauw to do it all over again. This time, I am riding for the alumni team. But the fact of the matter remains, cycling has brought me back to the place I love the most. DePauw University is a special place for every individual student, staff member and alumni. This weekend, I return to DePauw to make new memories with old friends, and this weekend, I return to campus to see what a special place DePauw really is. DePauw is never the same once you leave, but it is sure one hell of a place to always call home. Ride hard, celebrate harder, but above all, stay safe. Don’t overlap wheels.  

— Huffman is a 2011 DePauw graduate currently living in Bloomington, Ind. Last year, he rode for Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and won the overall Little 5 men’s competition. opinion@thedepauw.com

Pace yourself for the day, especially if you are planning to start your celebration early. Make sure that you remember to eat throughout the day and avoid “drinking your dinner.” Avoid high-risk, binge drinking in short time frames. Watch out for your friends. Don’t let them be “that drunk kid” throughout the course of the day. Hold your friends, brothers, sisters accountable. This is DePauw, not Vegas. Perhaps the simplest advice is to just use your head throughout the course of the weekend and not be swept up by the group mentality of others around you. — Witherspoon is junior from Crawfordsville, Ind., majoring in sports medicine. He is the President of Inter Fraternity Council. opinion@thedepauw.com

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Little 5 2012: The Greatest Show on Earth

Criterium race on Saturday around GCPA The DePauw Reports news@thedepauw.com

This year’s route will not center around the Lilly Center and Julian Mathematics and Science Center like last year, but has instead been shifted to center around the Green Center for Performing Arts. The route that will be used for this year’s races has been used previously, but was not able to be used last year due to construction. The roads have since been repaved and

are now rideable. “The course we are using this year was used about a decade ago, but got moved to the track due to poor road conditions,” said junior Paul Dugdale, co-chair of the Steering committe. “It’s a really great route because it goes right through the center of campus, past the GCPA, Julian, Lilly, the Hub, the freshmen dorms and several greek houses.” The new route will offer greater visibility to spectators and offer a

more social and open venue. “With the new route spectators will be able to see three-fourths of the race, as opposed to last year when many parts were not visible,” Dugdale said. “The route will also be weather-friendly because there are so many buildings around. If you look at the atrium of the GCPA you can see two-thirds of the race track.”

This map charts the new race course for the 2012 Little 5 bike race. Courtesy of DePauw University

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TIME TRIaLS REsults MEN’S RESULTS 1. Forrest Kunkel Delt 2. Will Gleason Beta 3. Troy Stratford Delt 4. Cole Rodman Beta 5. Erik Krag SAE 6. Quinn Carrico DU 7. Will Freske DU 8. Dylan Klossner DU 9. Chris Roslender Beta 10. Christian Rector Sigma Chi 11. Thomas Moran Beta 12. Erich Hafling Beta 13. Connor Stallings Sigma Chi 14. John McGinness Sigma Chi 15. Michael Osborn FIJI 16. Kaleb Gregory FIJI

WOMEN’S RESULTS 56.06 56.76 56.84 57.13 58.27 58.79 59.08 59.56 60.07 60.08 62.57 62.57 62.84 62.86 63.28 63.29

1. Nicole Rossillo Alpha Chi 2. Abbey Ginn Theta 3. Rachel Wheaton Alpha Chi 4. Emily Reavis Theta 5. Sarah Norris Kappa 6. Anna Butz Kappa 7. Katie Thrapp Theta 8. Sarah Kortebein Alpha Chi 9. Elizabeth Machmeier Alpha Phi 10. Ali Caplinger Pi Phi 11. Rachael Mercer Alpha Phi 12. Erin Komornik Independent 13. Sunny Strader Pi Phi 14. Alex Ehr Theta 15. Catie Baker DG 16. Erica Tucker Alpha Phi

64.53 65.47 66.37 66.53 66.53 66.63 66.63 66.78 67.01 67.24 67.65 68.09 68.16 68.21 70.57 70.58

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