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Bulldogs shock Shockers in triple - overtime


THE CROWD AT THE KNAPP CENTER (LEFT) storm the floor after Drake defeated Witchita State. KRAIDON WOODS (MIDDLE) and the coaching staff celebrate after the win. by Matt Moran

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After a long night, the Bulldogs can breathe a sigh of relief. Finally. Drake outlasted first-place Wichita State 93-86 in three overtimes last Saturday night at the Knapp Center to notch the team’s biggest Missouri Valley Conference win of the season. Junior Ben Simons had a careerhigh 29 points, and sophomore Rayvonte Rice recorded his second consecutive double-double and nearly missed the first triple-double in school history. It was the first win out of four triple-overtime games in Drake history. The Bulldogs (13-9, 6-5 MVC) dealt the Shockers (18-4, 9-2) their first road loss of the season.

With 13 seconds remaining in the second half and Wichita State clinging to a 63-61 lead, Rice rebounded a missed free throw and made an outlet pass to Simons. Simons drove to the hoop and missed a contested layup, but senior Kraidon Woods followed with a put-back bucket to tie the game with two seconds left. Rice, who had 19 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists, stole the inbounds pass, and his 85-foot heave at the buzzer bounced off the rim, drawing a loud gasp from the crowd of 4,895. Drake did not convert a field goal in the first overtime, but scored all seven of its points in the period at the free throw line. With the game tied at 70, Rice had another chance to win the game, but his long trey from the top of the key rimmed out. The Bulldogs coughed up two sixpoint leads in the second overtime,

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but the Bulldogs rode Rice and senior Kurt Alexander. Alexander drilled a 3-pointer to put Drake up three with 18 seconds left, but Wichita State’s Ben Smith answered with a trey 10 seconds later to send the game to a third overtime. Alexander continued to be a pivotal force, scoring six of Drake’s 11 points in the final overtime. Alexander finished with 17 points. “Our team kept responding in a really exciting, intense, passionate and tough game,” head coach Mark Phelps said. “(Our guys) demonstrated toughness. They continued to respond, they were resilient. Everybody contributed.” Simons played a team-high 53 minutes and was 11-of-22 from the field. He knocked down three shots from beyond the arc. Redshirt freshman Jeremy Jeffers played 48 minutes and added 11

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SAA hosts BEAT Week

— Last day to drop a class without a ‘W’

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SANELA MRVOLJAK posses with her citizenship certificate. by Erin McHenry

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As Sanela Mrvoljak waited for her citizenship ceremony to begin, she couldn’t help but wonder what her life could have been. She was only 3 or 4 years old when she emigrated from Bosnia to the U.S. There were 22 people from 10 different countries who sat with her, ready for a new part of their lives as U.S. citizens. “I’m the first in my family to become a citizen,” Mrvoljak said. Mrvoljak is a junior creative advertising major at Drake. Her family has lived in Des Moines, Iowa, since a civil war broke out in Bosnia in 1994.

“We have been here almost 20 years,” she said. “After 20 years, you don’t have to go through the normal process of becoming a citizen. I was kind of right at the edge, but I decided to do it earlier because I’m going to study abroad in Spain this upcoming summer, and I felt a lot more comfortable with a U.S. passport.” The first step in the process was filling out paperwork. Mrvoljak gave her fingerprints, passport pictures, green card and other background information to the government. Then, the government mailed information regarding her citizenship test. Mrvoljak applied in October 2011



last Wednesday night, but the Bluejays proved too much for the Bulldogs, as Drake dropped a 77-69 decision. Sophomore Doug McDermott, considered by many to be the top candidate for the Larry Bird Player of the Year award in the MVC, scored 30 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Rice had 23 points and 11 rebounds for Drake. Simons added 18 points while Alexander contributed 16. The Bulldogs fought back from a 15-point deficit in the second half to get as close as four, but Creighton withstood the rally. Drake travels to Terre Haute, Ind., to take on Indiana State this Wednesday at 7 p.m. Tip-off for Saturday’s game against Missouri State is at 7:05 p.m.

A week of events dedicated to spirit by Meagan Flynn


points. Woods had seven points, eight rebounds and four blocks. With the win, Drake remains in a three-way tie for third place in the MVC. The Bulldogs are tied with Illinois State (14-8, 6-5) and Missouri State (13-10, 6-5). Drake defeated the Redbirds 77-60 at the Knapp Center on Jan. 5. The Bulldogs lost at Missouri State 72-61 on Dec. 31, but they get another shot at the Bears this Saturday at the Knapp Center. Drake travels to Illinois State on Feb. 8. Creighton (20-2, 10-1) moves ahead of Wichita State for sole possession of first place in the MVC. “That’s a top 25 basketball team. That’s a Sweet 16 type of basketball team that we were able to get by (Saturday night),” Phelps said about Wichita State. “It’s not surprising; it’s welcomed that we’re starting to put it together more consistently.” Drake battled No. 14 Creighton

This week, the Drake Student Alumni Association is hosting its firstever BEAT week in anticipation of the men’s basketball game against the Missouri State Bears this Saturday at 7:05 p.m. “We definitely want to get some buy-in from students, and we hope students will take advantage of all of the fun stuff going on during BEAT Week,” said Jessica Berger, assistant director of campus and student engagement. “Not all of the activities even need student participation, but as long as students can get some entertainment and fun out of the activities and build their school spirit a little bit, we think BEAT Week is definitely worthwhile.” Today, T-shirts are available for $5 in the Olmsted breezeway, and those same shirts will also be given to the first 150 students to arrive at Saturday’s game. A campus-wide “battle” between mascots Spike and Boomer will take place Tuesday, and they may even make an appearance in a few academic buildings. Wednesday is “Find the Bears and Bulldogs Day,” in which five stuffed bears and five bulldogs will be hidden around campus. The students who find them can bring them to the BEAT Week headquarters in Olmsted and receive a $10 gift card to their choice of one nearby restaurant. On Thursday, which is “Banish the Bears” day, students can donate a dollar for a teddy bear and a note to United Way, which will pass it along to local daycare children in need. Finally, on Friday, SAA representatives will hand out prizes to those sporting their Bulldog blue. “To plan the week, we took the

theme of ‘Beat the Bears’ and tried to integrate it into different, fun activities on campus,” Berger said. “We wanted to be sure that BEAT Week activities were unique and would get students’ attention. We want people to get revved up for the game, and all of the activities are meant to get students, faculty and staff ready to root on the Bulldogs to victory.” Last year, the SAA hosted a “Beat Creighton” game when Drake hosted the Bluejays in men’s basketball, and senior Ann Schnoebelen, vice president of marketing and public relations for the SAA, said that the group’s efforts were successful. This year, the organization wanted to take it to a new level. “One of our goals is to foster school spirit,” Schnoebelen said. “I wouldn’t say there is a lack of it here, but I would say there’s definitely room for a lot more. Rallying around our athletic teams is an easy and fun way to get everyone excited to cheer on Drake.” The men’s basketball team is currently 13-9 overall and 6-5 in the Missouri Valley Conference. Drake is tied for third in the conference standings. “Both our women’s and men’s basketball teams are competitive in the conference this year, and the games are so fun to attend, so we want people to get pumped up for the games and are hoping we can pack the student section to cheer on the Bulldogs for a win against the Missouri State Bears,” Berger said. Schnoebelen also said that BEAT Week is something that SAA hopes to continue every year from here on out. “I hope (students) are excited about it,” she said. “I hope people get engaged and fired up. It doesn’t require any work from the students. They get to go to a fun basketball game and cheer on Drake.”

This week @ Drake

— Blitz Day/T-shirt day >>T-shirts for sale in Olmsted Breezeway, sponsored by SAA

Tuesday, Jan. 31 — Spike vs. Boomer duel

>>Keep an eye out for a mascot battle on campus, sponsored by SAA

— Drake Jazz Honor Band

>> 7 p.m., Performing Arts Hall, $3 admission

Wednesday, Feb. 1 — “Resume for Success in the Digital Age” by Abbey Klassen >> 7 p.m., Cowles Reading Room

— Find the Bears and the Bulldogs

>>Find the hidden stuffed animals and win a prize, sponsored by SAA





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7:44 a.m. Jan. 23 Drake Security was advised by a Drake staff member that it appeared as though several cars have been rummaged through in lot No. 33. Upon arrival, officers noticed two vehicles that appeared to have been rummaged through. The owners, who are both female Drake students, were contacted by the officers. Upon inspection of the vehicles, the only item that appeared to be missing was a car cell phone charger. There were no signs of forced entry to either vehicle.

10:59 a.m. Jan. 17 Drake Security personnel were notified by a Drake staff member that a projector was taken from the Fine Arts Center. An unknown suspect(s) entered the Fine Arts Center and used force to remove a projector that was mounted from the ceiling and secured with a cable lock. The Des Moines Police Department was contacted, and a police report was filed. The value of the projector was approximately $2,400.

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subjects, a strong odor of marijuana emanated from the vehicle. Both subjects are non-Drake affiliated and admitted to smoking marijuana prior to the officer’s arrival. Both subjects were advised that they were not allowed on campus and left the area without further incident.


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9:39 p.m. Jan 20 Drake Security personnel responded to 31st Street and University Avenue on a report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Upon arrival, security found this to be a solo car accident involving a female, approximately 50 years old and unknown if she is Drake affiliated. The female was unconscious and appeared to have a head injury. The Des Moines Police Department and medics arrived on scene and the female was transported to a local hospital for treatment. 4:34 p.m. Jan. 21 Drake Security personnel observed a female in the 1200 block of 24th Street attempting to park her vehicle. She struck the vehicle that was parked behind her and fled the scene with her headlights off. Security contacted the Des Moines Police Department, which conducted a traffic stop. The female was identified as a Drake student and was arrested for OWI/Hit and Run. The dean of students was informed of this incident.

Drake Security personnel were notified via email by a Drake staff member that she had slipped on a patch of ice yesterday morning. She stated that she slipped in front of the northeast steps of Goodwin-Kirk Residence Hall. Facilities were notified of this incident. The staff member denied medical attention and stated her knees were slightly bruised. 4:49 p.m. Jan. 20 While on routine patrol, Drake Security personnel observed a vehicle parked in the intramural fields parking lot located on the 1600 block of 30th Street. The vehicle was occupied by two male subjects. Security contacted the subjects to conduct a welfare check. Upon contacting both


10:23 a.m. Jan. 22 Drake Security personnel responded to Hubbell Dining Hall due to a fire alarm/ smoke detector that was activated. Security contacted the Des Moines Fire Department, which responded to


the scene. After the DMFD inspected the area, it advised that the scene was secure and reset the alarm. 12:35 p.m. Jan. 22 Drake Security responded to the Fine Arts Center on a report of a possible theft from the CADD lab. Upon arrival, security contacted the reporting party, which was a Drake student. The student stated that when he went to the lab, he noticed that one of the glass panels on the lab door had been shattered. After Drake staff inventoried the room, it was determined that two computers and one projector were missing. The projector was mounted from the ceiling and was secured with a cable lock. The Des Moines Police Department was contacted and a police report was filed. Facilities were notified, and the door was repaired. 2:55 a.m. Aug. 27 Drake Security personnel were notified by a Drake staff member that there was a subject near the front entrance of Aliber Hall. The subject was reported to be aggressive in nature and screaming at others as they walked by. Security contacted the identified individual. He appeared agitated and aggressive and started to shout obscenities at security personnel. Security advised the non-Drake affiliated male that he was not allowed on Drake property, and that if he returned he would be arrested for trespassing. The Des Moines Police Department also informed the subject of the trespass advisement. The subject left the area without further incident.

Remembering Giles Joslyn

Friends, family and staff gather to share memories of first-year student by Lauren Horsch


The Morehouse Ballroom was silent. Over 100 people sat in the seats that were now present in the usually empty space. They were all there to remember Giles Joslyn, a first-year music education major from Muscatine, Iowa. Joslyn graduated from Muscatine High School in 2011 and was known in the community for his love of playing the violin and teaching music. The Muscatine Journal reported Jan. 7, that Joslyn took his life at home on Jan. 5. According to The Muscatine Journal Joslyn was best known in the Muscatine community for playing his violin at Salvatore’s Ristoranti and starting a series of charity concerts to raise money to help pay for private lessons and used musical instruments for the school. The memorial service opened with a time for silent prayer and reflection. Students, staff, family and friends milled throughout the ballroom singing memory books and waiting for the speeches to begin.

FROM CITIZEN, PAGE 1 and a few weeks later, she received feedback. She took her citizenship test on Jan. 5. This, she said, was a very quick process compared to most. For the test, she answered a handful of questions about U.S. history and government. She passed and was told to come back later in the day to take her oath. Upon entering the ceremony room, Mrvoljak was surprised with how at ease so many people appeared. With 10 different nationalities present, she heard a variety of languages floating throughout the space. While she had remained calm for most of the process, she said that she became a little nervous in this environment. “It’s kind of like moving somewhere else,” she said. “You don’t feel it until it happens.” Mrvoljak recited an oath and the pledge of allegiance, and the official gave a presentation about past citizenship ceremonies and what it meant to the people. Back then, the government required people to memorize the oath. “I’m really fluent in English,” Mrvoljak said. “Looking at people that barely speak it — even for the test — I don’t know how I’d be able to go through the process if I didn’t know English.” Mrvoljak said that she thinks it is easy for people to feel like they have lost their identity when they gain citizenship, but she said it has added to

Ellie Ehrhardt, Joslyn’s resident assistant in Stalnaker Hall, was the first to speak. She said the turnout for the memorial was “encouraging and overwhelming.” Chris Kottenstette spoke after the performance of a string quartet. Kottenstette was Joslyn’s roommate first semester. The first-year business major lightened the mood by telling stories about Joslyn. He recalled the first time he heard Joslyn play the violin. “It was just a gift,” Kottenstette said. He said 25 people gathered listening to Joslyn play in their room. He described the night as a “perfect night for Giles,” and said it was the happiest Kottenstette had ever seen his friend. Chris Fairbank also remembered the times Joslyn played his violin and spoke about his love for the instrument. Fairbank wrote a song for Joslyn after he learned of the death. “This is the hardest song I’ve ever played,” The first-year Fairbank said. “This show is for Giles. Give him the applause he deserves.” He performed the song on his guitar and sang. Many friends and colleagues came to share memories of his musical tal-

ent and his outgoing personality. Junior Zac Pace went to high school with Joslyn, and reconnected with him when Joslyn enrolled at Drake. Once, when Pace gave Joslyn a ride home for break, Joslyn strapped his violin in Pace’s car with a seat belt. “It’s a small moment of Giles that meant so much,” Pace said. Jen Harvey, Joslyn’s first-year seminar professor, said that Joslyn would burn bright in her memory as a student who described himself as “outgoing.” She spoke about the impact students have on professors and how “risky” those impacts can be. “The risk is worth it,” she said. “(I’m) so thankful for getting to know Giles.” Others who shared stories spoke of antics in the residence hall and rehearsals. All were positive memories of a young man who touched many lives through his music. Drake University’s counseling center is offering its services for those who mourned after Joslyn’s death. The counseling center offers its services for anyone feeling depressed or needs help grieving. Its hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The UCC is located at 3116 Carpenter Ave.

hers. “I have a pretty heavy background in Bosnian culture,” she said. “It’s the majority of my identity. It’s who I am, and the U.S. is a part of me, too. I don’t think you lose anything so long as you understand that you’re sharing, not just becoming something else.” Mrvoljak said the experience was almost like a party. After going through all the processes and receiving their certificates, she said everyone was there to celebrate. “It was a very rewarding type of feeling for everyone in the room,” she said. When she was younger, Mrvoljak planned to move back to Bosnia after college, but now she’s uncertain. “As I’m going through college, I can’t separate myself from what I have built here,” she said. “It’s like my roots are here as well. You might have it in your mind that you want something else, but you begin to appreciate everything around you as you get older, and I appreciate Iowa, in a weird way.” While Mrvoljak originally applied to become a citizen to make studying abroad easier, she said that she gained much more. She looks forward to voting in the upcoming presidential election, and her life will require much less paperwork. “You feel included a little bit more,” she said. “You feel like you’re part of something else.”

J-Term being finalized, logo contest

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New editor appointed Last Friday, the Board of Student Communications accepted the resignation of Kristen Smith from her position as editor-in-chief of The Times-Delphic. The BSC appointed Lauren Horsch as Smith’s replacement for the rest of the semester. Horsch, a sophomore news/ Internet and rhetoric major, was the managing editor. Sophomore Elizabeth Robinson has been named the new managing editor. Horsch can be contacted at or 515.271.2020.

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The new year is just weeks underway, and Drake University Student Senate is already bustling with changes. Drake’s newest academic opportunity, the J-Term, is only one year away, and Student Senate is eager to promote a positive experience. Alongside ongoing J-Term discussion, Senate is taking succession steps following the Jan. 19 resignation of two diversity interest senators. Fine Arts Sen. Kayleigh Koester reported that a J-Term information fair will be held on Feb. 28 from 4-7 p.m. in Upper Olmsted. The fair will feature information about each J-Term experience available to students. Students also have the opportunity to enter Drake’s “J-Term Logo” creation contest. Designs are due at noon on Feb. 20 in Meredith 110. “That’s a really creative thing the university will also be doing,” Koester said about the contest. The winning logo will be displayed at the J-Term information fair.

Although many universities postpone J-Term registration until the fall semester, Drake’s registration process will take place on March 1-8. Instead of registering via blueView, Koester reported that JTerm students would register via drop/add slips to simplify the firsttime process. “Essentially, because it’s so new, MyDUSIS might cause more problems than can be solved, so they’re using drop/add slips to ensure that everyone knows what’s going on,” she said. In the coming years, Drake looks to incorporate MyDUSIS in the registration process. Senate also addressed J-Term living arrangements at last Thursday’s meeting. Goodwin-Kirk will be the lone residence hall open during JTerm. Thursday’s meeting marked just the second rendezvous of 2012, and plans are already in place to appoint two diversity interest senators. “I gave the multicultural organizations that attended the diversity convention last year the option of what we’re going to start doing,” said Student Affairs Committee Chair Alex Hendzel. “I let them have their

own vote, and they have to send them to me. Basically, we’ll see some action going on that.” Former diversity interest senators Tanaya Thomas and Ankita Dhussa resigned on Jan. 19, prompting the Student Senate’s succession process. Senate also addressed several financial requests from student organizations last Thursday night. The Drake Women’s Ultimate Club received $1,625 to fund upcoming tournaments. Senate approved $1,560 for the Rainbow Union’s upcoming Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference at Iowa State University. Drake Anime Club received $325 for an upcoming event featuring karaoke, a Japanese fashion show and Japanese game shows.

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THE TIMES-DELPHIC Everybody’s talking about Rayvonte’s crazy half-court shot at the end of the second half during Saturday’s game against Wichita State. Fans - keep up the energy and enthusiasm through the end of the season!


Hubbell Trouble: the wonderful world of Hubbell


So, you’re probably wondering why someone would devote an entire column to Hubbell Dining Hall. Valid question. Basically, we love it. There’s no way around it. This column is not in any way meant to be sarcastic. We’re very snarky people, but this time we’re not kidding. Pinky swear. We’re actually writing this to make you love Hubbell as much as we do. Why? Because we’re sick of hearing you complain. Basically, we think that there are more than enough resources that you can use in the Hubs to make yourself something delicious. Have you ever actually walked around and looked at everything they have there? Including that back area with the panini makers? We thought not. And quite frankly, we don’t blame you. Most people don’t really think to venture past the pizza line. So next time you’re in Hubbell, we urge you to look around a bit closer. Here are some easily overlooked areas in Hubbell: ­— The coffee and tea area. Have you ever re-

alized how many flex dollars you’re using to get coffee and tea from Olmsted when you can get it at the Hubs? Look at all those flavors! — “Take a piece of bread, put it in the slot. Push down the lever, and the wires get hot, I get toast.” Needless to say, yeah toast (If you don’t understand, search “yeah toast” on YouTube). There’s bread to fit everyone’s needs, including raisin. Also, we can’t forget about the cinnamon sugar shaker (say that three times fast) that we used for our very first creation. — Panini maker. Some people may already know about this, but we’d just like to remind you that if your selections are limited that day, you can always make yourself an artisan grilled sandwich around the corner. That’s some fancy business. — Salad bar. Not necessarily just for salads. Think about it. You can also use the fruit for different concoctions. It’s time to get creative people. So, the next time you’re upset that the international station

has a line longer than Target on Black Friday, stop whining and expand your horizons. Isn’t that what college is all about? P.S. If you’re not creative or just plain lazy, you can check out our blog at HubbellTrouble. for past recipes and a little something extra on our recipes featured in our column.


Kramer is a sophomore broadcast journalism major and can be contacted at Hamilton is a sophomore advertising major and can be contacted at

Across the centuries, a common connection Long lost relative found in an unexpected place If it hadn’t been for a 200-yearold Bible, a profound love of physics and Drake University, I would never have met a long-lost relative. The following is that story. My mother’s sister, Sharon, lives in Des Moines. For years, my aunt has carefully charted her family tree, and has it tracked back for several centuries. Some time ago, Sharon became stumped by a mysterious lack of information about one of her distant relatives, a woman named Sarah, who married a man with the last name of Blaine. The only clue to Sarah’s ultimate fate lay in the pages of a 200-year-old Bible found in Missouri by a friend of Sharon’s who worked in the historical society. Inside the Bible, Sharon found a log of several marriages that had taken place in her family during the 1800s. One entry recorded Sarah’s marriage, and listed the names of her five children. …And that was it. Sharon had hit a dead end again, and shelved the mystery for some years. Yet it always remained at the back of her mind: she knew the stories of everyone, but what had happened to Sarah? Several weeks ago, Sharon had a burst of insight: what if the surname of the man Sarah had been married had been spelled wrong?

I wasn’t sure how this conversation would go, since my only experience with families revealing hidden relatives was from episodes of “Maury” I used to watch with my freshman year RA.

Sharon did what any modern genealogist does: she took to the Interwebs. After thinking of all the pos-


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sible typographical errors, she happened to type in the word “Blair.” A match came up almost immediately. She found a recording of the marriage to Sarah, along with the five correct names of the children. Sharon was thrilled. Finally, the mystery had been resolved. During her research, however, she stumbled upon an online query from 2007 from one of the Blair men. He was looking for the exact piece of the puzzle Sharon possessed; he did not know Sarah’s maiden name. Convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that she had solved the mystery, Sharon sent an email to the man. And that’s when she noticed that he had a Des Moines Public School’s email address. A little more digging revealed that her distant relative from the 18th century lived twenty blocks away from her. The crazy part is that the main branches of the separate families had both diverged, and both Sharon and her relative had happened to end up in Des Moines. A few days later, my mom called me. “Have you ever worked at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines?” she asked. “Actually, yes,” I said. “As part of my education major, I was required

to do a 40-hour practicum in a physics classroom at the school. It was a terrific experience in which I was not only observing students, but also practicing my teaching skills for the first time.” “Did you ever work with a Michael Blair?” she asked me. “I did!” I said. “He was my mentor teacher, and he was great! Occasionally I’ve gone back and visited him.” “You’re not going to believe this,” she said. As it turns out, the mentor teacher I was randomly assigned by Drake’s school of education turned out to be my long-lost fifth cousin. I’ve even used him as a job reference. I immediately drove over to Roosevelt and went to his classroom. I wasn’t sure how this conversation would go, since my only experience with families revealing hidden relatives was from episodes of “Maury” I used to watch with my freshman year RA. It went well! By the end of the chat, we were calling each other “Cuz.” I had to agree with Sharon’s summary of the analysis — it was nothing short of cosmic. The sheer probability that I would end up in Des Moines, studying physics education

and be randomly assigned to him as a practicum student? I may like math, but I’m not even going to try to calculate those odds. I’ve made some personal and professional connections at Drake that have changed my life, but none so wonderfully serendipitous as this one. It gives me the feeling that the world is much smaller than we really think, and all it takes is a bit of curiosity and ambition to reveal all its hidden wonders.


Nelson is a senior journalism and education double major with a physics minor and can be contacted at

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Don’t forget, Feb. 2 is Groundhog’s Day. Be sure to check online or on TV to find out if the famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, sees his shadow, giving us six more weeks of winter, or if he leaves his hole, meaning the winter weather will soon end.

Improvements to DART bus system proposed

Faster, more convenient and high-tech transit a possibility in DSM by Emily Warner

Staff Writer

DART, the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority, is in the works of implementing a new bus system. In addition to the bus system in place now, this would include a fleet of eight new buses that would cover University Avenue, Ingersoll Avenue and the downtown area. This new system would be faster, would stop only at designated stops and would include a variety of new technological features. The buses will have GPS trackers, which are used for three main reasons. The first is the signal controller, and buses will take priority over cars at stoplights. The second is the real time arrival information screens that will be at every station. Passengers can look at the digital screen and see exactly how many minutes it will take to catch the next bus. Thirdly, online maps and information on where the bus is will be improved and compatible with smart phones. Gunnar Olson, the public in-

formation officer for DART, said that the implementation of technology would allow students to become more informed and more connected to the program. There are 20 stations planned along the route, with amenities such as rails to lean on, shelters, benches, and the real-time arrival and departure signs. In February, citizens will have the chance to speak their minds about details such as bus and station design, fares and hours. Olson led a discussion about the changes in Olmsted Center last Thursday afternoon, and he said that this new system will be “easy, frequent, familiar and reliable.” The financial side of things is a bit more complicated. Jim Tishim, the planning director at DART, said that the changes will cost about $25 million. The Federal Transit Association has a budget for starting projects like these. If awarded this federal grant, 80 percent, about $20 million, will be covered. There are hopes that corporations and private donations will cover a majority of the remaining $5 million. This new DART system has

been discussed in previous local meetings, and the above plan was chosen from a few other options. It is called the “locally preferred alternative.” There will be a series of meetings in February where the public can have an influence on final decisions. If all goes well and DART is awarded the federal grant, implementation of this program will take up to three years to complete. How would all of this affect Drake students? A Drake teacher who attended the meeting stated that students would use DART more often if the buses ran for longer hours. Currently, the buses run until 10:30 p.m. on weekdays and 5:30 p.m. on weekends. When planning the route, Drake was greatly considered, and there are several stops along University Avenue. The DART presenters encouraged Drake students to come to the meetings in February to voice their opinions about the new bus system design. For more information about this new system, meeting information or for current bus and route information, visit the DART website.

Images courtesy of GUNNAR OLSON CHANGES TO LOCAL TRANSPORTATION could be made in the near future after meetings take place over the next month to discuss the proposal.

GPS on the bus GPS trackers in buses have several benefits: 1. Buses take priority over cars at stoplights 2. Allows digital screens to know approximately when a bus will arrive at each station 3. Online maps and information will be able to be accessed on smart phones

Academic calendar for next school year approved After discussions for nearly a year, the calendar for the 2012 - 2013 academic year has been approved. The calendar was approved during the Jan. 25 Faculty Senate meeting and includes the first Drake January-Term. The January-Term, also know as J-Term, will allow students the opportunity to take the equivalent of a semester of a class in a mere three weeks. A variety of classes will be offered as well as opportunities to study abroad. The January-Term TaskForce developed several ideas regarding the new addition to the calendar. The TaskForce compiled a report that includes specifics regarding J-Term which can be acquired by speaking with Interim Provost Sue Wright.

January Term Progress Report highlights • • • •

45 experiences have been proposed. 40 of the 45 experiences have been approved by appropriate curricular bodies. Nine experiences are study seminars involving travel for all or part of the term. 36 are on-campus experiences (some include off-campus activities in the Des Moines area).

MARK YOUR CALENDARS January-Term Fair — Tuesday, Feb. 28, 4 – 7 p.m. — Upper Olmsted

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DSM provides options for frozen yogurt trend Popularity of frozen yogurt establishments continues to grow by Eryn Swain

Staff Writer

It seems frozen yogurt is the new fad around the Des Moines. But with so many options, how is one to choose where to go? Orange Leaf, what appears to be the most widely known frozen yogurt establishment in Des Moines, has two locations in the area: the original location, which opened in September in West Des Moines, and the new one, which is in Urbandale. Overall, it appears Drake students like Orange Leaf the most. But what is it about Orange Leaf that so many Drake students like? “They have a variety of toppings and of yogurt and a good selection of both,” junior biology major Dave Kusner said. Moayad Baadhaim, also a junior

biology major, said that he likes the flavors of yogurt. “The best is the wedding cake (flavor),” he said. Lemon Tree, also a new establishment in the Des Moines area, is located in Ankeny. Aaron Ehrlich, a junior music major, said that he considers Lemon Tree his personal favorite frozen yogurt place. “Lemon Tree is great because it has an excellent selection of flavors and toppings,” Ehrlich said. “I like how the customer determines how much of the icy treat he or she will get.” He also said that the environment inside is cool, along with great customer service and excellent frozen yogurt. He also noted that he might be partial toward Lemon Tree because he is originally from Ankeny. Menchie’s is a national chain, also located in West Des Moines. With a colorful childish feel, it is not unlike

the other two locations. To some, however, it does stand out as a frozen yogurt location. “They had a unique arrangement of the toppings, while Lemon Tree and Orange Leaf are more similar in the arrangement of their toppings,” junior health sciences major Kody Lueders said. Lueders, who has eaten at all three of these frozen yogurt establishments, said that the frozen yogurt at Menchie’s is very good. He also said that Menchie’s had a much wider variety of toppings to choose from as opposed to both Lemon Tree and Orange Leaf. However, not all three frozen yogurt companies are the same. “I would suggest to eat at Lemon Tree because it has the flavors and toppings I like, and it is also the cheapest,” Lueders said. AP photo

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Exhibit highlights art appropriation and copyright

Service project to benefit housing program for autistic adults by Eryn Swain

Staff Writer

photos by EMILY WARNER

by Emily Warner

Staff Writer

The Anderson Gallery’s most recent exhibit, “Ape-Rope-Pray-8!”opened last Friday and closes on Feb. 26 in the Harmon Fine Arts Center. It focuses on the appropriation of art and copyright laws regarding art ranging from music to design to paintings. Appropriation covers a lot of different techniques, but basically it entails taking another artist’s work, or parts of that work, and using it somehow in a new work by transforming it or adding onto it. This exhibit explores the question of whether copyright laws for art should be in place to protect artists and their original work or if those laws limit the creativity of others. There are many factors in deciding whether an appropriation is infringement or not. A big one is whether or not the copied piece is harming the profits of the company or individual who owns the original work. Another is whether the appropriation is different enough from the original. The exhibit explores the “blurred boundaries between copyright piracy and acceptable quotation or reference to earlier works.” Doris Long, professor of law and chair of the Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Privacy Group at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, said that deciding whether an appropriation is an infringement or not is “a question of how much reference is too much, how far removed the work is from the original, a question of the intention of the artist and unique creative expression of the work.” The PIPA and SOPA legislation has become a very controversial issue. It addresses copyright issues as well. These two pieces of legislation are an attempt to stop pirated moves, music and other information and entertainment online. These bills are a threat to art because the Internet is a place where art can be shared freely and openly, and artists can distribute their work quickly and easily. These bills would destroy that opportunity The PIPA/SOPA legislation would have an effect on students who illegally download mu-

sic. Sites where this music comes from would get shut down, and the consequences would be much more severe. They would also affect students greatly because sites like Facebook could be shut down. It would be beneficial for Drake students to go check out the exhibit; there are many examples, current and historical, of what exactly appropriation is, and the exhibit also has information and explanation of the copyright laws regarding art. This exhibit and the PIPA/SOPA legislation raise questions about whether the law should protect the creator, or if it should protect the artist or company that owns the original work. If you want to check out the exhibit, it is open until Feb. 26 and is located in the Anderson Gallery inside the Harmon Fine Arts Center. For more information, contact gallery director Heather Skeens at

Typically, Iowans spend the winter months bundled up in coats or staying inside to keep warm. Some people, however, are taking a plunge in sub-freezing temperatures for a good cause. Drake University Students in Free Enterprise is teaming up with the Des Moines winter games to host the first-ever Drake SIFE Polar Plunge. On Friday evening, over 100 community members and Drake students will each pay $5 to jump into Sleepy Hollow Lake while wearing costumes in order to raise money for The Homestead. The Homestead is a campus that houses 24 autistic adults who would otherwise not be able to work or live alone. These adults are able to work on the campus apple orchard and farm, but the funds earned are not enough to sustain all of their lives. Eric Armbrecht, director of The Homestead, said that this event can help The Homestead raise money for a pelletizer, a machine that creates fuel in the form of pellets. He would specifically like to use it for heat. “Our greenhouse could be heated to provide a warmer environment for our winter lettuce crop, a warmer environment for our red worms to produce castings faster and a warmer work environment for adults with autism during the winter,” Armbrecht said. This, in turn, would help The Homestead gain more profits in the winter months when

business is slow. However, the cost of buying and implementing the pelletizer will be nearly $9,500. Senior London James, the project leader with Drake SIFE, said that she would love to help The Homestead purchase the pelletizer through her group’s efforts. “Our group specifically aims to create financial sustainability for The Homestead, whether that is through creating new ideas and product markets or making old methods more efficient,” James said. James and her group have been planning this event since the beginning of the summer. She is eager to see what kind of turnout there will be at the event to help a business in much need. If you would like to jump in for the polar plunge and make an impact on a non-profit business, visit the Drake SIFE Polar Plunge page on Facebook. There, you can access the link to register to jump and learn more about The Homestead. Warming tents will be available for jumpers as well as prizes for the best costumes. Live entertainment will be provided all evening, along with raffles, ice sculpting and many other activities. James said that she can’t wait for Friday to arrive. “It costs only $5 to jump, and with a live band, costume contest and all the other winter games competitions going on at the same time, it’s going to be a really fun night,” James said. “Most importantly, all proceeds will be going to a great cause.”

Des Moines Winter Games The Polar Plunge is part of the Des Moines Winter Games which will take place Feb. 3 - 5. The DSM Winter Games include several activities other than the Polar Plunge. •

Adult Broomball tournament — Fri. and Sat. @ 9:15 p.m. Brenton Skating Plaza

Ice Fishing Derby — Sun. @ 8 a.m. Easter Lake

Sleepy Hollow Sports Park activities: cardboard sled race, downhill kayaking, downhill ski bike race, and many more. All day Fri. and Sat.

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night, the Bulldogs defeated Wichita State in triple-overtime 93-86. STAT OF OnWhileSaturday there were several performers who deserve recognition, we decided to with sophomore Rayvonte Rice’s statline. Rice finished with 19 points, 14 THE WEEK gorebounds, eight assists, four steals and two blocks. Way to stuff the stat sheet.

sports WOMEN’S BASKETBALL JAN. 7 JAN. 12 vs Missouri St. vs Southern Ill L, 46-78 W, 73-59

JAN. 14 vs Evansville W, 67-53

JAN. 20 JAN. 22 @ Illinois St. @ Indiana St. L, 67-71 W, 67-59

JAN. 27 vs Bradley W, 77-62

JAN. 29 vs UNI

2:05 p.m.

FEB. 12 FEB. 4 FEB. 2 FEB. 9 vs Missouri St. vs Wichita St. @ Southern Ill @ Evansville 1:00 p.m. 2:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m.

Bulldogs bounce Bradley, tied for 3rd in MVC by Taylor Soule

Sports Writer

A tie game typically marks a tense, now-or-never moment. Last Friday night, however, the Drake women’s basketball team earned a tie worth celebrating. The Bulldogs’ 77-62 victory over Bradley catapulted Drake into a threeway tie for third place in the Missouri Valley Conference. The game marked the first of a four-game Knapp Center swing for the Bulldogs, who shot 48.1 percent from the floor. Bradley powered a 9-0 run to open the first half, keeping Bulldog fans on their feet for almost three scoreless minutes. “It’s frustrating, but we know that the game is a game of runs, and they’re going to come out excited to play,” senior forward Rachael Hackbarth said. Despite a couple of early turnovers, Hackbarth’s positive mindset prevailed. With 23 points and 13 rebounds, she earned her twelfth double-double of the 2011-12 season. “I just play with the mindset that I’ve got to get it back on the next play,” she said. “If I make a turnover or miss a box out, I’ve got to get it back on the next play, and I can’t let that hold me back for the rest of the game, and (I) kind of just play to my ability. I’m the only one who stops myself.” Senior Amber Wollschlager’s jump

shot swished through the hoop to narrow the Braves’ lead to a single possession for the first time at 11-9. Bradley wasn’t ready to squander its advantage just yet, though. The Braves maintained control until junior forward Stephanie Running netted a layup to even the score at 17. Bradley’s Kelsey Budd missed a key layup, giving the Bulldogs an opportunity to capture the lead. Drake didn’t waste any time, edging the Braves on a Hackbarth jump shot

It had to be a team defense thing. We couldn't go one-onone defense because we wouldn't be able to stop them.

- senior Rachael Hackbarth

for a 19-17 advantage. Bradley’s early run was but a blip on the radar after senior guard Brittnye McSparron and Hackbarth combined for two consecutive Drake tallies, extending the lead to 25-20. McSparron finished with 11 points and seven re-

bounds. The first half ’s final minutes ticked away, and Drake entered the locker room with a 29-24 advantage. Starting the second half with a statement was essential for Drake, and the duo of sophomore Morgan Reid and freshman Kyndal Clark recorded back-to-back baskets for a 35-26 lead. Clark’s first bucket didn’t fall until 18:38 was left in the second half, but the dwindling time didn’t stop her offensive stride. She scored all of her 17 total points in the game’s final 19 minutes and was 6-of-6 from behind the line. “I just didn’t want to leave today feeling any regret, and not that points say that, but we were all ready to be in the top three or top two, and in order to do that, you have to make a statement,” Clark said. “I was not happy that I had two offensive fouls in the first half. Who would be? So I just tried to come out in the second half with an attack mentality.” Bradley’s Katie Yohn drowned a 3-pointer to pull the Braves within six at 35-29. Then, Wollschlager sunk two successive shots to give the Bulldogs their first double-digit edge at 39-29. Drake just couldn’t shake Bradley’s offense, though, as the Braves cut the lead to 41-38. With Bradley just one possession away from evening the scoreboard, the Bulldogs handed the ball to Hackbarth. Bradley’s bench watched in dismay

as Hackbarth erased the team’s offensive run on back-to-back baskets and a free throw, lifting the Bulldogs’ lead to 57-46. The clock ticked away as Bradley frantically fouled the Bulldogs, who shot 26-of-32 from the free throw line. Two Clark free throw shots completed a 77-62 victory. The Bulldogs are 11-8 overall and 5-3 in the MVC. Drake’s next three conference contests are on Ron Pearson Court. Needless to say, Drake is optimistic and ready to make a statement. “We’re excited about where we’re at and where we’re progressing, and we’re hoping to make some noise and keep shaking things up,” Clark said. For Drake head coach Amy Stephens and her players, last Friday’s effort displayed the power of defensive focus. “We did a great job of guarding the 3-point line,” Stephens said. “That was the number one key of the game. We could not let them get comfortable behind the 3-point line.” Hackbarth also said that the team’s defense was essential in the victory. “It had to be a team defense thing,” Hackbarth said. “We couldn’t go oneon-one defense because we wouldn’t be able to stop them. They’re a good enough team to make us pay.” Ultimately, the Bulldogs look to move forward and turn some heads in the MVC.

“January, in the past years, has always been a tough month for us, and we’ve always kind of gotten better in February, but to finish January where we’re at is really positive,” Hackbarth said. “Preseason picked us seventh in the conference, so we have a chip on our shoulder because we want to prove that we are top three.” The Bulldogs took on Northern Iowa yesterday, and details from that game will be available in the next issue of The Times-Delphic. Drake takes on Missouri State on Thursday at the Knapp Center. Tip-off is set for 7:05 p.m.

How the rest of the MVC is doing: Wichita State 7-1 Illinois State 6-2 Missouri State 5-3 Northen Iowa 5-3 Drake 5-3 Creighton 4-4 Indiana State 4-4 Bradley 2-6 Southern Illinois 1-7 Evansville 1-7

Drake delivers epic win over Wichita State This was the night. This was the game. The Bulldogs might not win the Missouri Valley Conference this year or next year. But if they do, we’ll be able to look back on last Saturday night and say, “That was the night. That was the night that the Bulldogs turned their program around.” Playing against a great opponent, a team that should have been nationally ranked by all means, the Bulldogs played their hearts out. Wichita State played great basketball. Coming into the game, the Shockers were undefeated on the road and tied for the MVC lead, and they played that way. That’s why the win tasted so much sweeter. That’s why Saturday night was a big deal. Drake beat a team they were not supposed to beat, and they beat them at their best. Make no mistake, this was the biggest win in head coach Mark Phelps’ much maligned tenure. Phelps has had nothing to show for his three and a half years as head coach. Other than a Tournament bid in his debut season, Phelps’ tenure has been characterized by highly-rated recruits and unfulfilled expectations. Drake is still far from fulfilling its potential and from meeting the expectations of its fans, but this was a huge step in the right direction. The future is beginning to look promising for the Bulldogs. For the first time since Drake won the conference in 2008, the Bulldogs looked like a team. The Knapp Center was electric because Drake was not backing down. Sophomore Rayvonte Rice might have had his worst shooting performance of his life, and he still managed 19 points, 14 rebounds, eight assists and four steals. Junior Ben Simons scored a career-high 29 points and made all the shots we needed him to make. Senior Kurt Alexander came off the bench and dropped 17, including six in the decisive third overtime. The Bulldogs got defensive stops when they needed to. The Bulldogs made shots when they needed to. But most importantly, the Bulldogs never stopped fighting last Saturday night. They kept their composure and outslugged a heavyweight fighter. Now, you start looking at the conference standings and see that Drake is tied for third in the MVC, and you realize that maybe Drake is the third-best squad in the Valley. There’s no shame in that, considering that Creighton and Wichita State should be playing in the NCAA Tournament this year. But if you were there Saturday night, you know what you saw. You saw a team that looks capable of winning the conference.

Next season, Drake will lose redshirt senior Kraidon Woods and senior Kurt Alexander, both important players of its rotation. But we will still have Rayvonte and Ben. Redshirt freshmen Jeremy Jeffers and Karl Madison will be even better and we’ll have junior Seth VanDeest back. Suddenly, Drake is looking very dangerous. With a 10-2 record at the Knapp this season, the home court magic is starting to come back to Drake. The Bulldogs are ready to be a winning program once again. It all began with a 93-86 triple-overtime win over Wichita State.

EDUARDO ZAMARRIPA | COLUMNIST Zamarripa is a junior news/Internet and English double major and can be contacted at eduardo.

CARTER OSWOOD | staff photographer JUNIOR BEN SIMONS goes up for a shot in a game against Creighton on Wednesday night. Simons had a career-game against Wichita State on Saturday night, scoring a career-high 29 points to go along with eight rebounds and an assist.

How the rest of the MVC is doing: Creighton 10-1 Wichita St. 9-2 Illinois St. 6-5 Drake 6-5 Missouri St. 6-5 Evansville 5-5 Northern Iowa 4-7 Southern Ill. 4-7 Indiana St. 3-7 Bradley 1-10 ALEX MASICA | staff photographer SENIOR KURT ALEXANDER drives through the lane in a game against Creighton on Wednesday night. Alexander scored 17 points off the bench for the Bulldogs against Wichita State on Saturday. Alexander is averaging 8.2 points per game.

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Drake takes two out of three over the weekend Bulldogs top Depaul, Denver and fall to Harvard at Harvard Kick-Off Invitational by Dominic Johnson

Staff Writer

Drake kicked off its dual-match campaign this past weekend at the Harvard Kick-Off Invitational in Cambridge, Mass. The Bulldogs entered the weekend riding a wave of momentum, as head coach Evan Austin’s squad was coming off a record-tying performance at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Individuals Tournament. The No. 67 Bulldogs’ first opponent was the No. 66 Blue Demons of DePaul University. The Blue Demons entered the invitational with an undefeated record highlighted by a win over the No. 64 Purdue Boilermakers, and as the doubles matches began, it looked like DePaul was en route to maintaining its perfect record. Juniors James McKie and Jean Erasmus teamed up once again at the first doubles slot, but they were unable to overcome George Chanturia and Filip Dzanko of DePaul, as the Blue Demons registered the first victory, 8-3. The next doubles match to finish was at the third position, where sophomore Robin Goodman and freshman Alen Salibasic took on Aaron Chaffee and Matija Palinic of DePaul. The match remained close throughout, but the Drake

It was a good start to the season to get our first win over a ranked opponent.

- junior James McKie duo fell 8-6, granting DePaul the lone doubles point. As the singles matches progressed, the Bulldogs found themselves in an even deeper hole, as Erasmus lost his match at the second singles position 6-1, 6-2. With DePaul within striking distance of taking the match, it was junior Anis Ghorbel who sparked the Bulldogs’ comeback.

No. 51 Ghorbel demolished Chanturia of DePaul 6-3, 6-2. With Drake finally on the board, things started looking up for the Bulldogs. By the time Ghorbel finished his match, three of his teammates had already captured the first set of their matches and were quickly closing in on the win. The next to finish was McKie at the third singles slot, where the junior continued his dominant play that he displayed the previous weekend in capturing the MVC individuals crown in the third singles draw. McKie evened the match at 2-2 with his 6-3, 6-2 victory. At this point, the Bulldogs were on a roll, and it was Goodman who pushed the score to 3-2 in Drake’s favor. Despite falling to DePaul’s Chaffee in doubles, Goodman was able to capture a 6-1, 7-5 victory in singles. The match now fell into the hands of Drake’s freshmen. The newest addition to the team, Ben Mullis, had just joined the team this semester and was playing in his first match in Drake blue. Mullis immediately proved to be an excellent pickup, as the freshman from England sealed the match for the Bulldogs at the sixth singles position with a 6-3, 6-2 win over DePaul’s Adam Reinhart. “It was a good start to the season to get our first win over a ranked opponent,” said McKie, “but our goal is to beat even better teams than DePaul.” The Bulldogs had a chance to beat a second nationally ranked team in just as many days when they went up against the No. 73 Harvard Crimson last Friday night and Saturday morning. The dual match began on Friday night, as the two teams played the doubles portion of the match. At the top doubles slot, McKie and Erasmus had the unfortunate task of going up against No. 45 Alistair Felton and Casey MacMaster of Harvard. The duo ended up dropping the match 8-4, but soon thereafter, Drake struck back. Goodman and Salibasic registered an 8-4 victory to take out Denis Nguyen and Alex Steinroeder at the third doubles spot, which evened the match at 1-1, leaving the doubles point to be decided by Ghorbel and Mullis at the second slot. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, the Drake duo lost the set 8-6, and therefore was at a 0-1 disadvantage heading into singles play on Saturday.

TAYLOR SOULE | staff photographer JUNIOR JAMES MCKIE (LEFT) and junior Jean Erasmus (right) get ready to return the volley at the State Farm MVC Individuals in the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Drake won two out of three over the weekend at the Harvard Kick-Off Invitational.

A little over 12 hours later, the two teams were on the court once more, this time for the six singles matches. Ghorbel quickly evened the score by winning his match 6-1, 6-4 at the first singles position. The Bulldogs looked to almost be in control of the match, as Goodman and Salibasic each took the first set in their matches while McKie and Erasmus were battling it out in close first sets. “We got off to a great start,” McKie said. “But then we lost our momentum, and they got on top of us.” Harvard took a 3-1 lead after Mullis lost 6-2, 6-4 to Harvard’s Shaun Chaudhuri at the sixth position, and Erasmus lost 7-5, 6-1 to Henry Steer at the third. The match ended for the Bulldogs when Steinroeder defeated Salibasic in three sets, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. “Harvard is a good team, and it’s always harder to beat the home team,” McKie said. “But this was a winnable match, and I am confident we will be

winning these kind of matches in the future.” After losing the doubles point in the last two matches, Austin decided to switch up his lineup for the match against the Denver Pioneers Saturday. Joining McKie at the first position was Ghorbel, with senior Cesar Bracho joining Salibasic at the second slot. Mullis teamed up with Goodman to form the third doubles team. The singles lineup also changed. Ghorbel and McKie stayed at the first and second singles spots, respectively, with Salibasic, Goodman, and Mullis each moving up a spot. Senior Jonathan Hadash rounded out the lineup at the sixth singles position. Goodman was the first Bulldog to finish, as his 6-3, 6-2 win gave Drake a 2-0 advantage. Drake then pushed its lead to 3-0 after Hadash easily dispatched his opponent, 6-4, 6-1. McKie was defeated at the second singles slot, but soon thereaf-

ter, Mullis clinched his second match of the tournament to give the Bulldogs a 4-1 victory. Drake leaves Cambridge with a 2-1 record on the season, including its first win over a nationally ranked opponent since 2009. The Bulldogs look to continue their winning ways as they take on Western Illinois and Chicago State on Saturday at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.

Catch their next match SATURDAY, FEB 4 against Western Illinois 10:00 a.m. Roger Knapp Tennis Center



Road warriors: Drake chalks up pair of wins

Parks wins 1,000 meter race at Jack Jennett Invite Karys finishes 1st in long-jump

by Blake Miller

Staff Writer

by Rodney Spears

Staff Writer

After splitting its first two matches of the season, Drake headed to the Roger Knapp Tennis Center to begin its home campaign. The Bulldogs quickly improved their season record to 3-1 with victories over Northern Illinois and Southern Illinois at Edwardsville. Drake got out to a quick start in the first match against the Huskies at the No. 1 doubles position. Senior Gabby Demos and junior Manca Krizman earned an 8-5 victory over Sarah McLaughlin and Emily Rogers. The victory also moved Demos into the top 10 for the most career doubles victories at Drake. Drake extended its early lead to 3-0 after getting singles victories from Krizman and senior Jessica Aguilera at the No. 2 and No. 6 positions, respectively. The deficit was cut to 3-1 with a Northern Illinois victory at the No. 5 position. Demos got Drake back in the win column with a three-set victory at the No. 3 position. Sophomore Klavdija Rebol also earned a singles victory at the No. 1 position, laying the dagger on the Huskies. Drake continued its home opener against SIU Edwardsville on Saturday night. The second victory came a bit easier, as the Bulldogs posted a 6-1 win over the Cougars. Drake swept the doubles competition thanks to the tandem of Aguilera and Rebol, who earned an 8-1 victory over Amanda Miller and Laura Horning. Drake kept rolling in the singles competition, taking five of the six matches from the Cougars. Drake took on South Dakota yesterday at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center and will end its first home stand on Friday against North Dakota at 6 p.m.

MEN’S Without sophomore Brogan Austin and other heavy hitters competing this weekend, junior Dan Karys led the Drake men’s track and field team with his leaps in the long and triple jumps at the Jack Jennett Invitational at the University of Northern Iowa Dome last Saturday. Karys was first in the long jump with a distance of 23 feet 3.5 inches, and second in the triple jump with a jump of 46 feet. Not far behind Karys was his teammate, sophomore Alex Kaster who earned fourth in the triple jump with a leap of 45 feet 5.25 inches. In the 200-meter dash, senior Jon Degrave finished in second place with a time of 22.37 seconds. Junior Isaac Twombly, the school-record holder in the weight throw, had another big showing, finishing in second place with a distance of 58 feet 4.75 inches. Finishing in fifth place was freshman Tyler Nelson in the one-mile run with a time of 4:25.39. Freshman Steven Jordan finished fourth in the 600-meter run with a time of 1:25.92. 

WOMEN’S Melissa Parks, a freshman from Norfolk, Neb., paced the women’s track team last weekend at the Jack Jennett Invitational at the UNI Dome on Saturday. Parks lit up the scoreboard with a first place finish in the 1000-meter run with a time of 3:06.67. Parks is fresh off of a successful cross country season. Finishing in second place in the 60-meter hurdles was junior Marissa Smith with a time of 8.66 seconds. Smith finished first in the preliminary rounds. Freshman Jessica Mathes chalked up points in the 600-meter run with a third place finish with a time of 1:39.37. The Drake women’s track team will travel to Lincoln, Neb. for the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational on Feb. 3 and 4. 

>> Individual Results Dan Karys 1st long jump 2nd triple jump Alex Kaster 4th long jump Jon Degrave 2nd 200 meter dash

Catch their next match FRIDAY, FEB 3 against North Dakota 6:00 p.m. Roger Knapp Tennis Center

The men’s 4-by-400-meter relay team consisting of sophomore Travis Marsh, senior Shaun James, DeGrave and Karys took second place with a time of 3:19.66. The team looks to be back in full force at the Frank Sevigne Invitational in Lincoln, Neb., on Friday and Saturday. 


23 ft 3.5 in 46 ft 45 ft 5.25 in 22.37 sec

Tyler Nelson 5th one mile


Steven Jordan 4th 600 meter


Melissa Parks 1st 1000 meter Marissa Smith 2nd 60 meter hurdles Jessica Mathes 3rd 600 meter

1:39.37 8.66 1:39.37



MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2012 | PAGE 8

Land the internship you’ve always wanted Tips, tricks and resources to find the best fit for you by Bailey Berg

Staff Writer

While the spring semester may have only just started — meaning that students are just starting to get back into the swing of classes and commitments — it’s already prime time to get a jump-start on summer internship applications. Internships provide students with opportunities to build resumes, network with people in their field and test the waters to see if the related field is even a career they’d be interested in pursuing. But, the question is, where do you start? “Start with your professional network,” said Carlyn Crowe, internship coordinator for the Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication. “Talk to everyone you know, and tell them what you’re looking for. Use LinkedIn and other social media, too, but network in person with professionals whenever you get the chance.” Many employers will receive hundreds of applications for just a couple of positions. Crowe said it’s important to appear knowledgeable about the business — it’ll help you stand out on resumes. “Students should match their skills with the position,” Crowe said. “Read job descriptions carefully looking for key words and skills

to use in your (cover) letter. Research the organization, learn about the corporate culture and match your letter accordingly.” There are numerous portals for seeking out internships — at Drake alone there’s Career bluePrint and Drake Media Gigs. Other popular websites include and Those who wish to cast their net a little wider can peruse and Junior Sarah Laughlin took a more aggressive approach in finding internships. She started by contacting numerous sports teams in the Chicago area to see if there was any freelance work or if there were any internship opportunities available. “I just contacted them even if they didn’t have any openings listed because you never know,” Laughlin said. “I figured the worst thing they would say is ‘no.’” Laughlin’s persistence paid off, and in the end she landed a graphic design and advertising internship for the Chicago Sky of the Women’s National Basketball Association. “I made my passion for sports clear in my cover letter and combined it with my love for advertising and design work,” Laughlin said. “The phone interview was probably the thing that sealed the deal for me. I was unable to go (to Chicago) because we were traveling for rowing, but on the phone, I made sure to turn

a possible negative of not being there into a positive.” During her internship, Laughlin was given the task of constructing advertisements for special events, uploading videos and pictures to the team’s website, creating and resizing images for the JumboTron at games and designing ticket deal advertisements for the ESPN website. “It was a great experience,” Laughlin said. “The long hours were tough — going to games at 4 p.m. and not leaving until 1 a.m. because media needed to be uploaded to the Internet. But it was fun to interact with players and coaches, and it was nice being able to hook up my family and friends with free tickets.” Recent graduate Clara Haneberg found out about her internship while scouring “It is a job/internship posting website that I basically stalked for months before finalizing my summer internship plans,” Haneberg said. Haneberg was offered internships by: O, The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, The Knot, Money and People Style Watch, magazines, but in the end decided on W magazine. “I ended up picking W because I really wanted to experience the fashion side of the magazine industry,” Haneberg said. “I’m a big believer in trying out different atmospheres while you are only committed to three

months at a given place.” As a fashion intern, Haneberg was responsible for handling clothing, shoes and accessory samples, though at times she was asked to perform the less glamorous job of fetching coffee and running personal errands for editors. “Looking back, it was definitely a valuable experience, despite being completely exhausted and miserable at times,” Haneberg said. “I now know that ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ isn’t an exaggeration.”

Check out Career bluePrint to see if companies are recruiting on campus or if they have any openings. Career bluePrint can be found under the ‘Student Services’ tab in blueView

Quick tips on how start your internship exploration 1. Look through your professional network >Reach out, spread your name around 2. Check out social media postings >LinkedIn posts job opportunities daily 3. Call companies even if they don’t have listings >Just in case. Worst case scenario is a ‘No.’ 4. Talk to your professors >They’ve been in your shoes, they know what it’s like to look for intenships.

The Times-Delphic  

Official Independent Student Newspaper of Drake University - Des Moines, Iowa

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