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THE TIMES-DELPHIC The weekly student newspaper of Drake University

Vol. 134 | No. 13| Wednesday, Feb. 04, 2015


OPINIONS With safety concerns rising on campus, Drake Public Safety began to offer self defense courses last semester. One TD writer thinks Drake should make self-defense a requirement of the first-year seminar program. Read more on page 5.


Take a break from the cold, snowy weather and stop by the Des Moines Social Club’s Capes Kafe and enjoy a snack by Chef Joe Formaro. Formaro is the creator of djonuts, a new take on the classic breakfast pastry. Read more on page 8.


Drake took sole possession of the No. 1 seed in the Missouri Valley Conference after defeating Wichita State 64-61 this past Sunday. First-year Becca Jonas earned a double-double with ten points and 16 rebounds. Read more on page 11.

Hey, Marty Introducing Drake’s next president

optimism, enthusiasm and that kind of sense of adventure, those are things I hope people will see in me.” Enthusiasm doesn’t stop with Martin. The Drake community Earl F. Martin had more to has extended a warm and celebrate than his birthday eager welcome to him since the when he received a call from presidential announcement on Drake University’s Board Jan. 12. of Trustee’s Chair Larry “Drake is a special place that Zimpleman. needs a special leader,” said The Dec. 16 call was an Zimpleman, Board of Trustees unorthodox gift and the start of Chair and CEO of Principal a new chapter for Martin as he Financial Group. “The more accepted the title of Drake’s 13th time I spend with him, the more President. impressed I am.” “It was a wonderful birthday But after the push for a diverse present, and I haven’t stopped candidate pool was touted around smiling since then,” Martin said. campus, some are frustrated From his current role as with the selection. Selchia Cain, Executive Vice President of a senior and student-elected Gonzaga University to his eight representative for the presidential years on active duty in the U.S. nominating committee, Air Force, some say the Presidentaddressed the campus concern. elect’s robust background set him “I was more concerned with apart in the selection process, but someone who has the mind to Martin is ready to settle down understand how diversity fits in and make a home at Drake. our institution, and understands “This is such a wonderful the importance and longevity position that offers so many of our institution,” Cain said. “I opportunities to lead and serve understand the frustration that that I can see myself doing students, and faculty and staff this for the rest of my might be expressing, but I’m career,” Martin hoping once they get to talk to said. “But that him, experience him, they’ll see sense of it’s so much more than that. It’s so much more than a face that needs to represent diversity.” Martin focused his efforts on increasing diversity at Gonzaga, and he plans to continue this effort at Drake. “Diversity has been a priority to me, and it will remain a significant priority of mine,” Martin said. “That goes for the student body and the faculty and staff population because we need that employee base to support the students to create that welcoming, supportive environment.” Boosting Drake’s retention and overall PRESIDENT-ELECT Earl F. Martin will replace David Maxwell as the 13th president on July 1. PHOTO BY JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR Courtney Fishman editor-in-chief @courtneylf

morale for the athletic program are two areas Martin hopes to pay particular attention to as he transitions to president this July. “Drake already has a very strong retention. I think it averages between 87 to 88 percent, but it would be wonderful to push it to 90 to 91 percent, and that most certainly can be done,” Martin said. “We also want to continue on the success of the athletic program, and make sure it is all it can be.” Martin’s eagerness to jump into the Drake community can already be seen with his visits to campus this week said Zimpleman. “That tells you a lot when someone is willing to giving up their personal time and family time in order to get to know the Drake community better,” Zimpleman said. “I’m very, very impressed with his excitement, his commitment. If he could start tomorrow I know he would.” President David Maxwell is equally impressed with Martin’s early commitment to Des Moines and Drake and has played a supportive role in the presidential hand off. “The biggest transition for any new president is learning. Learning Drake, learning the culture, learning the community, learning Des Moines,” Maxwell said. He remained calm and collected as he spoke about the future of the university. “Martin doesn’t need my advice. He’s ready for the ride,” Maxwell said. “We’ve developed a very comfortable and mutually respectful friendship,” Maxwell said. “It makes me all the more comfortable that after investing 16 years of my life in Drake University. I’m really excited about who gets to get it next, I’m happy he’s the person we’re handing it off to.”


Student start-up company sells backpacks, supplies for schools in need Angela Ufheil Staff Writer @AngelaUfheil A school built on stilts and supported by trash in a hurricaneridden area sounds horrifying to students in the United States, but for students in developing countries, this situation is their reality. Four Drake University students are striving to change that. Josh Duden, Sam Daley, Danielle Day and Daniel Finn are the brainpower behind Make Your Mark, their new start-up company designed to provide financial aid to schools needing financial support. “We became really passionate about education and recognized that there are places in the world that don’t even have schools,” said Drake junior and CEO Josh Duden. “So often it seems that finances and support are what is

holding education back. We want to give them the tools they need to succeed.” But providing those tools is a complicated process. Planning for Make Your Mark began last summer. Danielle Day, the Chief Officer of Education and Outreach, establishesd partnerships with schools in need. She and Duden hope to eventually travel to sites where assistance is needed. The company name came in a burst of inspiration while at Smokey Row coffee shop. “We decided we wanted to make our mark on something we care about, and that became the theme of the company. Allowing others to make their mark through our product and organization,” Duden said. The students are planning to sell backpacks and other products that they design with the help of Guangzhou KingYeen Fashion & Leather Co. Ltd, a Chinese manufacturing company that respects human rights and offers

fair wages to their workers. Finn, sophomore and Chief Financial Officer was essential to finding a reasonably priced manufacturing

option. Fifteen to 30 percent of the initial profits will go toward providing material for a proper

foundation at a Belize school.

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MAKE YOUR MARK BACKPACKS are currently on sale until Feb 10 for $50. First-year Garrett Moorman (left) and sophomore Dan Finn (right) model the new product. Buy one at at PHOTO COURTESY OF SAM FATTALAH

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Make Your Mark launches initiative to promote international education JUMP FROM, page 1 “We plan on increasing that percentage after recouping costs associated with starting the company,” Duden said.

“The academics as a student need to be important but pursuing your dream is important as well.” Debra Bishop Associate Professor of Practice in Management and International Business

Make Your Mark would also like to reach out to Africa, namely Burkina Faso, Uganda and Zimbabwe, where literacy rates are amongst the lowest in the world. Associate Professor of Practice in Management and International Business Debra Bishop is excited to see students starting their own business while still in school.

“There’s nothing that says they have to wait until they graduate,” Bishop said. “In fact, we don’t want them to.” Bishop, who helps mentor the Make Your Mark team, says that running a business while in school can be tricky. “The academics as a student need to be important,” Bishop said. “But pursuing your dream is important as well.” Duden explains that the company is designed to accommodate student life. “We want to make sure we are able to not only meet this mission, but also meet our own missions of graduating with degrees,” Duden said. The students hope to continue with Make Your Mark after graduation. “Drake has made me realize how lucky and how fortunate I am to have a worldclass education,” said junior and Chief Operations Officer Sam Daley. “I don’t want to take that for granted.” Make Your Mark kicks off on Feb 2. Go to http://www. to buy a backpack or for more information about how to contribute.

MAKE YOUR MARK founders from right to left: Josh Duden, Sam Daley, Danielle Day and Daniel Finn. Make Your Mark is their new company designed to provide financial aid to schools abroad. PHOTO COURSTESY OF SAM FATHALLAH


Tuition to increase by 4.52 percent in 2015-2016 year Jessica Lynk Copy Editor @jessmlynk The Board of Trustees approved an increase in tuition fees for the 2015-2016 school year. Because of this, the undergraduate tuition will increase 4.52 percent. This recent spike comes after an 4.4 percent increase this past year. The increase left students angry after President David Maxwell announced the news via email on Jan. 27. Maxwell cited Drake’s tuition philosophy, the goal of which is to make Drake the best value for students’ money. Some students were not impressed. “It is unrealistic to expect students to be able to afford tuition that is being raised a grand each year. The rate at which they

increase it and the rate of inflation do not mirror each other and it is putting more of a burden on many of the Drake University students and their families,” said first year history major Jessica Cardarelle. Although students were angry, members of the board did not take this decision lightly. “Many of the Board members are current or former parents of Drake students, and pay the same tuition as everyone else, so it’s a very personal thing to have to increase tuition,” said Board of Trustee member Joe Aiello. The board approved an undergraduate tuition increase of $1,450. The room rate will increase by $200 and the board rate will increase by $125. Overall, including full room and board with fees, the undergraduate tuition will increase by $1,775, or 4.28

percent, bringing the cost of full tuition to $43,291. Pharmacy students will also feel the effect with P1- P3 students’ tuition raising 3.5 percent to $37,130 and P4 students’ tuition raising 3.5 percent to $41,788. Aiello explained that tuition must increase in order to maintain a high ranking as an educational institute and avoid program cuts. “We must maintain the quality of a Drake education, in terms of faculty, support staff, new student opportunities, and improved facilities, all things which take money, and become more and more expensive every year,” Aiello said. “ If that were the case, programs might have to be cut, support functions removed, opportunities reduced. With the increase, we are able to continue to offer what our students expect and deserve.”

However, the increase led some students to question where their money is going. “I’ve just been overall confused as to where all the money that Drake has goes. I work at Phonathan and we are wrapping up a 200 million dollar campaign and that, combined with the tuition from everyone else, makes me wonder where Drake is spending all this money,” said first-year instrument performance major Hudson Webber. According to Maxwell’s email, 75 percent of tuition and fees go towards operating revenue. The increase was a recommendation from the office of Finance and Administration. Maxwell noted in his email that Drake is “committed to providing the highest quality education and student service at the very lowest

possible cost.” However, some students feel this value is not reflected in their Drake experience. “I feel like the tuition right now does not reflect the quality of Drake. I feel like the quality can be a lot better for the current tuition price,” said first-year prepharmacy major Paul Lee. Aiello disagrees, noting what he hears from graduates. “It’s amazing to me to see the cost of Drake now, and yet we continue to get great feedback from our graduates regarding the value of their Drake education,” Aiello said. Overall, the tuition increase has left students like Webber frustrated. “It is frustrating with my scholarships, because they don’t raise with the tuition,” Webber said.



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Drake recieves 800 boxes of documents following Harkin’s retirement Adam Rogan Sports Editor @CouldBeRogan Tom Harkin has retired after serving Iowa as a Congressman and Senator for 40 years. Now, 40 years of documents from his office have been donated to Drake University. 800 boxes were delivered to Cowles Library on Jan. 6 consisting of documents, artwork and other such artifacts from the Senator’s storied career. Claudia Frazer is the Digital Initiatives Coordinator at Cowles Library and helped bring the papers to Drake, as well as prepared for their arrival. “The Harkin papers fell in our lap,” Frazer said. “Before, we haven’t had an archives here… but when we had this opportunity, and it was an opportunity to host this archive, or to build an archive for the Harkin papers then things sort of started changing.” The Harkin papers are to be housed in Cowles Library, but will be handled and cared for in conjunction with the Harkin Institute, which was founded as a result of Harkin’s donation to Drake. Professor Rachel Caufield

works as the Associate Director for Citizen Engagement at the Harkin Institute and weighed in on the significance of having the papers here at Drake. “Once we learned that the papers would be coming to Drake we worked with the Senator and with people at Drake… to figure out what the Institute would be doing,” Caufield said. “Clearly this is one of the largest and most expansive sets of senatorial papers [and it] provides an opportunity for… research into political processes.” The Harkin papers are the first ever entry into Drake’s archives at Cowles Library, but the story of how these documents came to find their home at Drake is not a simple one. Tom Harkin originally wanted to donate his papers to Iowa State University, his alma mater. However, a member of the governing body of Iowa’s three state-run universities, the Board of Regents, wished for at least some of the papers to remain classified on account of them containing information concerning governmental research, but Harkin felt the opposite. “Harkin felt very strongly


Career Fair goes paperless

Plans to exhbit 133 potential employers Morgan Gstalter News Editor @morgGstalt

Drake University’s annual career fair is returning on Thursday, Feb. 12, in Olmsted Center. All majors and grade levels are encouraged to come from 3:30-6 p.m, the time slot of 3:00-3:30 being for seniors only. One hundred and thirty three exhibitors will be visiting Drake from across the country as well as many local Des Moines area companies. Kate Evans, Professional and Career Development Services Coordinator, worked on bringing exhibitors to the upcoming fair during last semester with much success. “We had to close registration because we got so many interested companies,” Evans said. Last year, there were approximately 800 students that attended the career fair and Evans is hoping for those same figures. New to the Drake career fair is the app called Guidebook, which is available for free from the

Apple app store or Google Play store, Guidebook is an event app that has allowed the Professional and Career Development Service team, comprising of Evans, Chrystal Stanley and Annette Watson, to publish a guide detailing all of the potential employers at the fair and where to find them. “We’re going paperless this year,” Evans said. “ If my daughter doesn’t need to show me how to use it, then anyone can figure it out. I travelled to DallasFort Worth airport a while ago and downloaded the Guidebook for the airport since I had two hours to kill and I was able to see the shopping and restaurants I could visit.” First-years should be familiar with this app because it was used during this summer’s orientations and Welcome Weekend. The app is compatible with both Apple and Android devices. The Drake Career Fair Guidebook is accessible by searching for it or with the QR code. This will give access to not only the employers, but also a preparation tips section for before, during and after the event.

Before Decide what to wear:| Professional attire is required.

Create a list of questions for each organization.

Develop a 30 second sales pitch: Name, class, major, relevant experience, highlight of skills and strengths and knowledge of employer.

Prepare a resume.

about… opening up research,” Frazer said. Hope Grebner was recently hired at Drake to be the Political Archivist and is tasked with the job of processing all 800 boxes of the Harkin papers. “A collection like this is priceless,” Grebner said. “It covers so many years and so much legislature that was groundbreaking and important. It’s really just a treasure trove of primary source documents for researchers that are interested in exploring all kinds of different policy areas, so it’ll bring in researchers from all across the country.” “I think Drake has an incredible resource in Hope with handling congressional papers and she will be absolutely invaluable in … cataloging and in understanding how they can be used,” Caufield added. As the Harkin papers are documented and catalogued by Grebner, they will be opened to the public, although the full process will take several years. There are also plans to digitally scan the papers and upload them to a database for researchers to access online. The Harkin Institute, in

SEN. HARKIN’S PAPERS are delivered to Drake. PHOTO COURTESY OF SARAH MATTES addition to the handling of the Harkin papers themselves, will be hosting several events a year. These include luncheons in February, March and April, and a biannual Lecture in Sussman

Theater. They will also offer a scholarship to Drake students who have earned a political internship in Washington D.C.

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Planning the perfect Valentine’s Day date doesn’t have to break the bank

MOVIE nights make great dates. PHOTO BY COURTNEY FISHMAN | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF February 14th is fast approaching and causing many students more panic than finals week. Those with significant others are struggling with the immense pressure that comes with planning the perfect date, while individuals without a special someone are desperate for ways to get out and about with friends. Regardless of your relationship status, I think we can all agree that a successful Valentine’s Day, no matter who you spend it with,

involves unique, fun, and budget friendly activities. If you’re clueless on how to spend the upcoming holiday, check out the list below for some inspiration. Spend the day baking together

favorite Valentine’s Day themed treats and attempt to recreate them. No matter how well you replicate the recipes, when you’re all done you’ll have lots of yummy sweets to enjoy. Go Ice Skating

Whether you are a novice or the next Betty Crocker, a baking day is an easy, inexpensive and fun way to spend time with those you care about. Have each person choose one or two of his or her

It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or a seasoned pro. Ice skating is a great activity to try this V-day. Couples will find a romantic evening on the ice. A group of friends can also have a

blast watching each other slip, slide and (probably) fall. The best part, it’s totally affordable. Most places offer admission and skate rental for around $10 a person, making it completely budget-friendly. Plan a movie marathon When it comes to date nights, dinner and a movie can be predictable. To spice things up, plan a movie marathon instead. Pick a theme (“Harry Potter,”

80’s classics, Disney, etc.) and plan to binge watch your favorites together. All you’ll need to complete the night are lots of comfy blankets and tons of tasty snacks. Plus, who doesn’t love the opportunity for some cuddle time?

Jordan German

Staff Writer


Peanut butter, sriracha and ramen noodles. Yum?

Unusual combination makes easy and budget-friendly recipe

Ramen noodles are the quintessential college food. These salty noodles may or may not count as actual food, but they’re cheap, filling and easy. What could be better? Maybe something just as cheap, filling and easy that doesn’t have an entire packet of chickenflavored MSG sprinkled on it. Such a thing must exist, right? A Google search for “fancy ramen” brought up lots of recipes with chicken (not cheap) and things you had to bake (not easy). Then I found a recipe for ramen with peanut butter, sriracha and soy sauce that seemed easy enough to make in a dorm room. I was skeptical of the peanut butter, but decided to give it a try. Results: Pretty Good This recipe was VERY easy to prepare. I borrowed my friend’s ramen cooker and everything went perfectly well. Everything I needed except for the soy sauce was available at the C-Store, so I was able to use my flex dollars and spend next to nothing. Even if you don’t have flex dollars, the ingredients are

Shelby Jensen

Staff Writer available at any grocery store for an affordable price. In my opinion, it was slightly better than normal ramen. It was definitely less salty, and the sriracha added some spice. The peanut butter wasn’t overpowering, but it was definitely there. It added a bit of creaminess that isn’t usually present. All in all, the result was fairly enjoyable. I’m not yet desperate enough


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RAMEN noodles with a sweet and salty twist make a quick and easy dish. PHOTO BY SHELBY JENSEN | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER to eat ramen for every meal, and this recipe wasn’t delicious enough to convince me to do it anyway. However, if I ever get to that point, I will definitely be making this in lieu of using the included seasoning packet. Do try this at home.

The Recipe: 1 package instant ramen Peanut butter Sriracha hot sauce Soy sauce Instructions: Find a microwave-safe bowl, add ramen square and water, boil

in microwave until they’re mushy as you like (about 3 minutes). Add a big spoonful of peanut butter to the bowl, swirl it around until it’s melted. Use a fork to get the noodles out of the water. Skip this if you like noodle soup. Add hot sauce and soy sauce to taste.

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Mandatory course would teach students safety Drake should require first-years to learn self-defense as part of FYS “The Drake Ninjas,” “KungFoo Bulldogs” or maybe even “The Assassins” Personally, I think these all sound pretty awful, but imagine a school where everyone could fend off an attack. As a first-year, what if each student was required to take a course in self-defense? It could be a great idea to consider. Drake does, in fact, offer self-defense classes, but the attendance rates are rather low. This may be surprising considering the increasing awareness of sexual assault and violence on college campuses. Now, while martial arts may not help against guns too well, they do encourage the body to react while also instructing selfdiscipline. As a student, self-discipline

is a great area of study. If there is a choice between going out or staying in for homework, it takes a lot of dedication to make the best choice for yourself. This is where self-discipline is key. Not only this, but the additional workout increases flexibility, decreases depression and fights off the freshman 15. Instances of sexual assault decrease as a result because people could learn to defend themselves from any potential attackers. Campus safety could dramatically increase because people would learn how to be more pro-active about their safety. Due to muscle memory, the lessons learned in this class would remain useful for many years. There are many beneficial


possibilities here. This could also be a way to make Drake an even more impressive university. Maybe a trend could

start a trend across the nation. Not to mention, it could be quite interesting to watch some people trying to attack or defend from one another.

There might also be some pitfalls with this idea however. Those who have taken martial arts in the past would be very advanced and quite possibly bored, and those who suffer from a lack of coordination (such as myself) might struggle to a depressing degree. However, there is the benefit of being an incredibly prepared campus in case of a zombie apocalypse or you know, just an apocalypse in general. If all hell breaks loose, students will be trained and ready to defend against attack. You really never know about these things (that is a joke people). So, after years of trying to convince myself to sign up for a martial arts course, the idea that one could be mandatory sounds

like a great time. I love forced workouts and physical activity, somewhat. Okay, well, not really, but what’s good for my safety is good for me, and that might just be a solid enough reason. Overall, requiring this should be considered or maybe people should think about taking the optional course more often. The more I think about it, the better “The Drake Ninjas” sounds. And really, who doesn’t want to be a ninja?

Sarah Grossman

Staff Writer @smg424


What should President-elect Don’t Knock It ‘Til You Try It Marty Martin’s first order Sporting events give people a passion of business be? “No thank you, sports are after binge-watching all five black or white. Laura Alexander Public Relations

“I think right now, we don’t really know him yet. Right now we just want to know who he is. I think he should be doing more things like he did the other night at Hubbell, where we can get to know him, and he can get to know us and how best to serve us.”

Blake Beauchamp Marketing

“Hubbell. I think working on the food quality and the prices would be best for him to start on. It would be most beneficial for students and also it would be really appealing for the incoming students.”

Jamie Willer

meaningless.” That’s what I used to say every time someone invited me to watch any sort of sport, whether it be football, baseball, luge, curling. Absolutely none of it made sense to me. It seemed as though a lot of it centered on giant men with small egos fighting each other to rid themselves of the preternatural rage that seemed to be coursing through their veins. Now, I’m no expert on sports. I said “sports are meaningless” because I personally have had many humiliating experiences playing sports, and vowed never to play them again, much to the chagrin of my red-blooded Italian father, who put both my brother and I through every sport imaginable only to discover how many ways he could actually be humiliated. However, even though I don’t understand the hype of playing sports, now, in my earliest of 20s, and


“A great place for him to start would be the disconnect between the student body’s misunderstanding of Drake’s role in the community and all that we do. Helping to eliminate the

seasons of “Friday Night Lights” (side note: It’s amazing. Watch it immediately, even if you hate football. Life changing), I have to say … I think I finally get it. I still think the game itself is just men being boys, but the whole idea of ‘watching’ of sports is much more of an experience. It’s a social event, really. A footnote in most people’s otherwise hum-drum lives that give their Sundays a highlight other than pretending to be passionate about church (Oh come on, like you haven’t fallen asleep in a pew and seen someone in a Bears jersey try to get communion). As cynical as it may seem, a lot of people out there don’t have a lot of things to be passionate about anymore. But a sport, regardless of what it is, gives people something to root for, to hope for, to rally behind. Sports provide a foreseeable and tangible victory that is otherwise unheard of in most people’s lives. In life, we’re often treated to a landscape of gray. Nothing is ever

idea of the ‘sketchy’ neighborhood and making us more a part of the community.”

Michael Lopez Graphic Design

Bad guys don’t always have big scars and guns, and good guys almost never seem to know the right thing to do. The sheer simplicity of a sporting event allows people to believe that a victory can come from anywhere, that an enemy is vulnerable and easy to defeat, that the little guy can trump the big guy, and there is a way to win against all odds. Sports gives people something to cheer and scream and jump up and down about. Raises and deals and good grades are great, for a couple minutes, but that’s nothing you can share with your community. Sports lift everyone around you, because it’s the one thing that unites people within states, colleges and regions. Sure, it may be simple minded, the players may be idiots and the game might be inconsequential in the grand scale of the universe. But the universe isn’t the point in sports. The game is. Or the match. Whatever you want to call it. So the next time the ‘big football event’ charges in, or the World Cup, or the World Series, don’t knock it because you don’t understand it. You don’t have to be interested—I still find most of them like watching paint dry, believe me. But let people share in their happiness with their jerseys, beer and fatty appetizers. Nothing feels better than a big victory in a small world.

“There’s been a lot of talk about how they didn’t pick one of the more diverse candidates, so I guess since he’s your average white person, he should focus on diversity. How he can prove to us that he can strengthen diversity at Drake.”

Tom Scearce

Public Relations

Jeff Hersheway

“I would say President-elect Martin should look into updating all of the outdated pencil sharpeners in Meredith Hall and Harvey Ingham.”

Staff Writer @HershAlltheWay


Campus Climate Assessment for Students Emily Gregor Magazines

“The Harmon Fine Arts Center is one of the oldest buildings on campus. Other buildings, namely the science buildings, have been remodeled. FAC should be updated for the students who spend their time there.”

Dear Editor, Beginning on Feb. 3, Drake University students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to share their experiences on our campus through our climate assessment. This is not another survey. Rather, it is a vital assessment designed to identify the ways in which individuals and groups experience membership in the campus community. With

the assessment results, we will craft a strategic plan to make our campus more inclusive and welcoming for all. By sharing your unique story, you truly are making a difference in the future of our university. Each individual on this campus has a unique Drake experience, and we can’t achieve a full understanding of our campus climate without the voices of our

fellow students, faculty and staff. We call upon each and every one of you to take the confidential, 15-30 minute survey. The survey can be found at https:// All the best, Jackie Heymann and Nadia Valentine Signed on behalf of the Strategic Diversity Action Team

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Feb. 04, 2015



Sleeping in costs more than it’s worth Roe v. Wade Anniversary sparks heated discussion

STUDENTS TACKLE THE SNOW as they walk back from the Women’s basketball game. PHOTO COURTESY OF TIM WEBBER The sound of an annoying alarm clock could almost be considered a college student’s anthem. Get up, sometimes before the sun is even up. Maybe if the stars are aligned correctly, get a shower in before rushing off to that dreaded 8 a.m., with the moon in the sky during the walk. Pleasant. But what if, on one lucky day, you rolled over to check your email, and found an email from your professor cancelling class? Aw, a few more hours of blessed sleep! Class cancellations, while they don’t happen that often, can brighten any student’s day. A professor might cancel for a multitude of reasons, but are they really benefitting students in the end ? As Drake students, we pay a crazy amount of money to go to this school. In fact, the tuition has already been raised for next year, hooray. We’re already paying these amounts though, whether we’re in class or not. Last semester, I overheard someone saying that their professor cancelled class for about two weeks. Two weeks! That just seems crazy. What was

the professor doing during that time? I think he may have been on vacation. When cancelling class is an option, a professor can just drop everything and go on vacation. This can leave his students still paying the same amount of money, but not getting the education they paid for. That being said, no professors in their right mind should make their students trudge through snow and go to class when the weather channel is using the words “highly dangerous.” Yet some do it. The argument may be made that students don’t have to go class if they don’t want to. But with the threat of their grade dropping because of absences, or because there is a test on an awful snow day, some students put value on their attendance of classes. On the other hand, when professors cancel classes left and right, students begin to feel like they spend more time out of class than in it. A happy medium needs to be found between these two ends. Professors, don’t force us to go into weather that would risk our

health by dangling a test over our heads or making some insane attendance policy. Think like rational human beings. Would you have gone out in this weather as a student? No? Then don’t punish us for not going out in it either. Most of us walk, whereas most of you probably drive. Students, we all need to be a little more appreciative. We attend one of the top schools in the Midwest, and we’re getting a pretty awesome education. So get your lazy butts out of bed. After all, once class is over you can roll right back into it.

Molly Adamson

Staff Writer


Free vaccinations would encourage wellness If you left Des Moines for your winter break, congratulations, you avoided what WebMD described as one of the “sickest” areas of the country. WebMD combed through its search statistics to determine where in the country the flu had the biggest impact. The region containing Des Moines and Ames came in third. But instead of a bronze medal, Des Moines has been rewarded with lots of coughing, fever and headaches. While I haven’t ventured far off campus yet this semester, I can only assume that the rest of Des Moines is an apocalyptic, “Walking Dead”-style wasteland. “Ha, that’s pretty funny,” you probably thought, which is exactly the problem. None of us take the flu seriously, even though it kills half a million people each year. And that’s fair enough, because in an industrialized nation like the United States, most of those deaths are people over 65 or young children. There’s not much for a college student to worry about. So, why get a flu shot? For a brief moment, let’s change the situation. Imagine that every time you go outside, there exists the threat of a flying lion that could swoop down and eat you. You’d probably be terrified and do everything you could to avoid an untimely death. Now imagine that it’s 20 years later, and you have not yet experienced death by flying lion. Even though the lions eat hundreds of thousands of people a year, they mostly prey on the weak. Because the flying lions are now an ever-present threat,

they’ve become a part of life and you’ve mostly forgotten about them. Kind of like the flu. Sure, every once in a while, the metaphorical flying lion will make an appearance, but it typically only results in a few terrible days of illness- nothing life-threatening. However, if we let our guard down, there’s always a chance the flu could swoop back in and cause thousands more unnecessary deaths. The flu can change from year to year, and some types are worse than others. There will be several global pandemics during our lifetimes, and each of those will kill millions of people. Flu shots are generally a good idea, even if it’s only to provide a little protection from the illness. In addition, flu shots help protect everyone. They’re especially important if you work with the elderly or young children. But there’s another problem. The student health center charges $20 for flu shots, and that’s money that most students aren’t willing to pay. It’s tough for college students to justify spending $20 on something that isn’t really needed for us to survive, especially when it doesn’t always work as intended. The dominant strain of this year’s flu virus wasn’t even included in this year’s vaccine, so many people who did get flu shots still wound up getting sick. The student health center needs to do something about the cost of a flu shot. Tuition is increasing again next year. Surely $20 of that increase could go towards a flu shot. I’ve got nothing against new basketball practice facilities,

but student health is kind of important too. Another option would be to just go all the way to the government. Of the things our taxes are spent on, “not dying” should be pretty high on that list. There’s really no excuse for charging someone $20 to protect them from something that kills half a million people worldwide annually. Ultimately, we’re all at fault for letting the flu permeate through Des Moines. Consider this: What if the CDC was able to produce an Ebola vaccine? People would be flocking to get it, even if it cost $20, $50 or even $100. At the same time, the government would be roundly criticized for charging for a valuable protection against such a dangerous disease. Two people have died from Ebola in the United States. In most years, well over 20,000 people die from the flu in the United States. Shouldn’t we all be doing more to prevent those deaths?

Tim Webber

Multimedia Editor @HelloTimWebber

After winter break over 500,000 men and women participated in the “Walk for Life” as “A voice for the voiceless.” As a Catholic and a female it is a topic close to my heart. I’m prolife. Everyone has a right to life. I support those who have lived, have experienced, have sacrificed and have suffered. I believe that all men and women have a right to their lives. They have a right to education, to a home and to basic sources of happiness, but most importantly, I believe men and women have a right to their own bodies and a right to whatever choices impact said bodies. Now, as a pro-life/pro-choice Catholic my views have always incurred negative reactions from others within my religion. I’ve been verbally attacked for my views, and I have learned not to state them. I have been told I’m “proabortion,” which is vastly incorrect. I love children, especially babies, and I believe they are an incredible gift. But, there are thousands of children who are unloved, uneducated, uncared for, abused, suffer and die around the world from highly preventable diseases. Yet, instead of using our nations resources to prevent these issues, congress is ignoring them. For instance, funding for education is down (which education actually decreases the rate of abortions), and congress is pushing forward an agenda not even supported by a majority of Americans. On the day prior to the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the House of Representatives, with an overwhelming republican majority, attempted to pass a bill outlawing abortion after 20 weeks. After years of watching congress struggle to pass legislation with a split house, it was interesting to see this bill also fail. However, the 16 who spoke in favor, all but one a white male, were surely shocked to see their carefully planned bill lack the necessary support. With such a movement to prevent late term abortions, along with anti-legislation for their healthy and costly access, I took it upon myself to determine why women would decide late term. Since this empathy for women is never mentioned in “pro-life” debates, I decided to attempt to create some. Eighty-eight percent of all abortions are prior to the 20-

week mark. These occur because a woman could not afford the procedure prior, due to healthcare bans or did not realize she was pregnant. Some abortions after this are to abort fetuses that will not survive life for more than a few weeks after birth or will die prior to birth. There are multiple states that require a fetus to die inside the mother before she can have it removed. Waiting for your child to die inside of you when you are well aware and when the doctors are well aware that it will die, is an insane and psychological form of torture, but few on the antiwomen/anti-bodily rights/antisafe healthcare debate seem to mention that. So, finally, I wrap up this controversial topic, that I am sure will receive lots of feedback, with a quote from the pope himself, seeing as separation of church and state is an unattainable anomaly, “We have to find a new balance,” Pope Frances said, “Otherwise, even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel.” I agree. All I want is this balance. Understanding, empathy and love for all forms of life, not just the unborn, because, believe it or not, while this movement may give a voice to the voiceless, it also silences many.

Sarah Grossman

Staff Writer @smg424


Single Awareness Day Just around the corner is Valentines Day, the best holiday of the year for people in relationships. Due to the mass amounts chocolate, flowers and gifts received from significant others, what’s not to love? Well, a lot. To me, Valentine’s Day is known as “Being Single Awareness Day.” Some people will be spending the day with their significant other, in a rose petal covered bed, sipping exquisite champagne. While I, however, will be sitting on my dorm room futon, eating Quad quesadillas and wallowing in self-pity due to the fact that the only thing I received for the big holiday was a bouquet of flowers from my secret admirer. Ok. From my Dad, but he does sign the card as though he is my secret admirer. He’s been doing it since I was 3 feet tall. Don’t get me wrong. I am not one of those girls who walks around hating on people in relationships, because good for them. That means they spend the evening eating dinner bought by their boyfriend and being adored. I think I am just jealous. Despite the tries and tribulations

every single girl goes through on Valentines Day, there is something we can celebrate this year. Instead of the day being thrown at the calendar on a random school night, it is now celebrated on a Saturday night. Meaning, we get to go out and drown ourselves in sorrow with every other single girl on campus. Now that’s something to toast to, isn’t it?

Claudia Williams

Staff Writer

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Feb. 04, 2015


Master the internship applications with student tricks Beth LeValley Staff Writer @bethlevalley

Spring semester is finally here, which means new classes, the reunion of long-lost roommates, spring break trip and the added stress of applying for summer internships. Most businesses love having interns, not only to find future full-time employees, but also to increase productivity in a time of need. Companies appreciate student workers because they don’t demand as much money as full-time employees, allowing employers to take advantage of low-cost labor. While businesses enjoy having interns, college students often worry about the application process. Kayli Kunkel, a senior graphic design and magazine double major, has held over five different internships throughout her high school and college careers. From her start in her

hometown of Dubuque, Iowa working for the company Cartegraph to her current internship at Wood Magazine at Meredith Corporation, Kunkel has had her share of experience. For Kunkel, gaining these experiences starts from getting involved on campus. “Get involved in everything because the opportunities on campus often build on each other,” Kunkel said. Kunkel realizes that different Drake colleges prepare students for the application process in different ways. “Networking is important in all areas of schooling, but it applies to the business school more so,” Kunkel said. “In the interview, journalism students and students in the arts and sciences also have a product to show, a portfolio, whereas business students need more connections in order to have an edge in an interview.” Parker Foote, a sophomore actuarial science major, agrees that networking is vital when applying for jobs within the area

of business. As an intern in the College of Business and Public

“Don’t be put off by the requirements or experience on a job application. They will deny you if they need to, but it never hurts to apply.” Jamie Kennedy Summer Intern Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Administration, he hopes the connections he makes now can help him when looking for a fulltime job in the future. “Dean Blum, Annette Watson and Charity Schaer are all very valuable resources, and I’m hoping they will be good references when applying for a future job,” Foote said. Foote also said he frequently

turns to graduates that were in his professional fraternity for advice. “I ask them what I should be doing at this point in my college career. I try and follow in their footsteps, so to speak,” Foote said. “I feel like I’m just repeating what Dean Blum always says, but in business you need more charisma. It’s not enough just to be on LinkedIn, you need people skills. Communication is key.” While Foote preaches communication skills, Jamie Kennedy, a sophomore environmental science major, relies on his developing skills to get him future jobs. “As a science intern especially in ecology or biology, it’s especially important to develop real skills to collect data — things that can’t be taught in a classroom,” Kennedy said. This summer Kennedy will intern at the Iowa Department of Natural Resources tracking butterfly populations. He found out about the internship through a professor, and wasn’t asked to go through the application process because of his connection.

Kennedy also found out about a different internship also through a family friend who attended Drake. He emphasized the importance of building a network. “Networking is not as big in the science field, but it’s still important to keep connections,” Kennedy said. “While there is no class that teaches how to be successful through the application process, there are still resources, faculty and if you need anything, the environmental science department is always willing to talk.” The processes of applying for an internship can vary depending on students’ majors, but there is one piece of advice students agree on: Apply to whatever you can. “Don’t be put off by the requirements or experience on a job application,” Kennedy said. “They will deny you if they need to, but it never hurts to apply.”


Theater department to showcase various productions

DRAKE SPRING THEATER is performing two plays and one musical this spring. All of the shows will take place in the Performing Arts Hall in the Fine Arts Center. Adam Rogan Sports Editor @CouldBeRogan

“The American Plan” “The American Plan” is a story set in the mid 20th century about mental illness, love, family and finding ‘The American Plan,’ whatever that may be. The play is not only the first show of the spring semester but also the only show in Drake’s Spring Theater Season that is entirely student-run. Abigail Diamond is a senior directing major, and will direct “The American Plan.” “It’s a student director, all student actors and all of the designers for lights, sound, costumes are students. So that’s really exciting for Drake to have something that’s completely student designed and produced,” Diamond said. “Also the actors are really great and they’re doing really good work. I’m excited to see where we are when we get to showing the show to everyone.” Not only is Diamond excited to work with the cast and crew of this production, but she is also enthusiastic about the play itself. “I think what’s great about this show is the story that’s being told and the language that’s being used to tell it. Richard Greenberg is a brilliant playwright in my opinion and he really knows how to create dialogue that sounds natural and really sounds like someone speaking, not necessarily something that’s

contrived,” she said. “The American Plan” opens Feb. 26 and runs until March 1 in Studio 55 of the Harmon Fine Arts Center. “A Flea In Her Ear” The oldest of the plays for the season, “A Flea In Her Ear” is a farce written during the French restoration in 1907 by playwright Georges Feydeau. Centering on the character of Raymondé, played by senior musical theater major Kaylee Ferguson, it follows the events of Raymondé trying to catch her husband in a moment of infidelity, while also ending up becoming adulterous. Comedy ensues. “It’s definitely very naughty and very sexual and fun,” Ferguson said. The cast hopes to leave the audience crying in their seats from laughter as the characters’ actions only worsen their own situations and better the hilarity of the production. The location and set of the play also has an important role in the show. “It takes place in what was called the beautiful period of Paris, France, which means that everything will be very aesthetically pleasing,” Ferguson said. “A Flea In Her Ear” will be onstage over the first weekend of April in the David Ives Performing Arts Hall. “A Man Of No Importance” A Man of No Importance which premiered off-Broadway in 2002, will be the final performance from

the Drake Theatre Department of the season. It has the most contemporary script and is the only musical on the calendar. It will run April 30 until May 3 in Studio 55 of the Harmon Fine Arts Center. Andrew Nyberg will star in the show as Alfie, alongside Adam Jedlicka, who plays Robbie, Alfie’s love interest.

“I think the cast is fantastic and I’m very excited to work with everyone,” Jedlicka said. “But I’m really excited for the message that the story brings. The main theme of the show is that you can’t really love who you love until you embrace who you are and then you’re able to go out and find someone. I think that’s really important.”


A Man of No Importance aims to fall in the ‘You’ll laugh, you’ll cry’ category, which seems intentional, as it is the final performance before finals week sets in.

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Feb. 04, 2015


Idaho? Ohio? No, Iowa! How the rest of the country views the Iowa stereotype

Middle of nowhere.

Land of the corn.

Full of farmers.

Jessica Lynk Copy Editor @jessmlynk

Iowa. The Hawkeye state, the land of the corn, the state filled with farmers or whatever else it is called. Most students can relate to relatives, friends or even themselves having strong opinions about what Iowa is actually like. When students pick where to go to college, the Iowa stereotype comes into play. “What I heard about Iowa, and sort of the Midwest in general, was that everyone was super nice and that it was a little bit

different from where I’d grown up,” Rebecca Christopoulos, a first-year politics major, said. Students from the surrounding Midwest states can appreciate what Iowa has to offer. “Being from Wisconsin, I never really saw myself as someone who would fit in if I went to school in states like California or Florida. I also really like the type of people that reside in the Midwest, which made looking at schools much easier,” Tim Stoiber, a first year marketing major, said. 
Christopoulos grew up in San Francisco, but experienced Iowa before coming to Drake. “I wasn’t sure if I should expect a super farmland type deal because my mom is from the Quad

cities, so that is basically what it is like there,” Christopoulos said I have been really surprised that it was not what I expected.” Christopoulos’ hometown friends poke fun at her for attending school in Iowa. “A lot of the stereotypes I hear are like ‘How’s the corn?’ ‘Do you basically just live in the middle of nowhere?’” Christopoulos said. 
 Stoiber received the same feedback. “Based on their reactions, it’s like they thought I was going to school on a farm,” Stoiber said. None of my friends, or admittedly myself, knew anything about Iowa before I came to Drake.” 
On the other hand, students who grew up in Iowa, still hear

this feedback. “I usually hear things like, ‘Do you live on a farm?’ ‘Are you home-schooled?’ ‘Do you have, like 10 people in your high school?’ or ‘Can you drive a tractor?’ One time someone asked if I had a pet pig,” first-year undeclared major Hannah Van Zee said. Van Zee has found that people from larger cities are the ones who tent to play into the stereotypes surrounding Iowa. “When you meet people from bigger cities or the coasts, they always assume you’re a homeschooled farm hick,” Van Zee said. Van Zee does see an advantage to this thinking though. “You think people from

Iowa, and you think small town Christina Aguilera getting off a bus to follow her singing dreams in the big city. If people expect you to be small town from the start, they kind of underestimate you,” Van Zee said. “Iowans from small towns are knowledgeable and cultured too. People don’t see it coming.” After coming to Drake, students’ view Iowa in a more positive light. “I was really surprised by how nice of a city Des Moines is. I was also impressed with the reputation this city is gaining in the business community,” Stoiber said. “I will definitely never view Iowa in the way that I used to again.”


Formaro reinvents classic dessert with personal twist Giuliana Lamantia Staff Writer @g_lamantia

The good old doughnut received a creative twist with the introduction of the djonut at Capes Kafe in downtown Des Moines. From delectable flavors like samoa cookie to strawberry margarita, these new dessert items sell out daily. Baker Joe Formaro came up with the idea for djonuts in September when he craved doughnuts but had nowhere downtown to get his fix. By Christmastime, he began selling them at Capes, and they’ve been wildly popular ever since. Customers can get a taste of these rich treats at Capes Kafe in the Des Moines Social Club for $2.99 each. The difference between Formaro’s take and regular doughnuts: butter vs. fryer fat. “I came up with an excellent cake doughnut, and then I started submerging them in butter, replacing the fryer fat with melted butter,” Formaro said. “Personally I think butter’s better than fryer fat, that’s what makes them so delicious.” After making the cover of the Des Moines Register for his djonuts, Formaro noticed that people began to pay attention to his creation. While the Oreo cookie djonut is the most popular, Formaro concocts a wide array of flavors from peanut butter cup to tiger blood (strawberry and coconut) and more. His newest influence is

cookie butter. “Any good cookie I can get my hands on lately, I’ve been just kind of turning into cookie butter,” Formaro said. “I started doing this Biscoff cookie butter Nutella doughnut. So I would make a Biscoff doughnut and a Nutella glaze and drizzle it over the top and do vice versa and that doughnut was really popular. I started playing around making my own cookies butters and messing around with different cookies and came up with some really good ideas, and I’m kind of

just riding off that right now.” Frequent Capes customer Aric West enjoys the peanut butter and jelly and Nutella cookie butter djonuts the best. “One thing that I really appreciate is the fact that (if) you look at most commercial doughnut shops, and generally they’re working with bulk ingredients that they purchase from a supplier, whereas Joe is making it from scratch,” West said. Shift manager Sara Briddell personally loves the Nutella and

Cinnamon Toast Crunch flavors, and she encourages those who haven’t to give djonuts a try. “These are the unique things that make Des Moines awesome, and if we want more of this kind of stuff then we have to support it,” Briddell said. For Formaro, inspiration for new djonut flavors can come from anywhere and anybody. “Sometimes my dad will give me an idea,” Formaro said. “He told me the other day he made a biscuit with a Greek yogurt blueberry glaze, and I was like

‘Oh, that’s going to be a doughnut tonight.’ It was that easy. I made a blueberry muffin, it was basically a buttered muffin donut, and then had a blueberry Greek yogurt glaze, and it ended up being a really great donut.” As for the future of djonuts, Formaro plans to create some new flavors such as green tea, blueberry earl grey and peanut butter with espresso drizzle. In addition, he is throwing a kickstarter launch party Feb. 7.

BACON DJONUTS are a scrumtious treat, and the creation of Chef George Formaro. Try one at Capes Kafe. PHOTO BY GIULIANA LAMANTIA | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

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Feb. 04, 2015


Students veer from the traditional college path Anna VanWaardhuizen Staff Writer @annavanw428

Unlike Drake University journalism student Brian Carlson, the average college student doesn’t have to wait over two decades to start their degree. Unlike business major Brytani Cavil, most students don’t have to start their day by dropping their kids off at a day care program. Neither Carlson nor Cavil can be described as a traditional college student. What is the traditional college student like? They probably graduated from high school with a plan in mind to follow the wellworn path of the many college students that came before them. Pick a school, start the fall after graduation, maybe join Greek life, come to class 15 minutes late, maybe wearing sweatpants and carrying the weight of bad late night choices on his or her shoulders. Most importantly, the traditional college student gets an education with relatively few interruptions or challenges besides schoolwork. The first time Brian Carlson, 43, started college, things did not work out exactly as planned. After losing the support of his parents over his sexuality, the east coast native stopped attending school and moved to Key West, Florida. He stayed there, working as a waiter and bartender, for fifteen years. It was there that he met his partner. Later, Carlson moved

to Iowa to be near him. With a new support system, he was able to start taking courses at Des Moines Area Community College and later transfer into Drake with a double major in English and Magazine Journalism. Carlson isn’t the only nontraditional student at Drake trying to juggle school and life. Until a little more than a year ago, Brytani Cavil, 20, was a typical college student. She was studying marketing and public relations. Her studies were interrupted by the arrival of her twin boys, Kory and Kyson Johnson. She took a semester off to adjust and begin her life as a new mother. Because of high school credit, a heavy course load, and summer classes she didn’t fall behind on credits and is still on track for graduation in four years. Non-traditional students are a growing section of college students. Universities like Drake are helping these students start and finish their college degrees. For Carlson and Cavil, much of this guidance came through the individuals that work at Drake. Carlson spoke highly of admission counselors that helped guide him through the decision process. Cavil had help from Randall Blum, assistant Dean of the College of Business and Public Administration, to plan how her semester off would affect her college career. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, undergraduate enrollment for those older than 25 rose over


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41 percent between 2000 and 2011. The number is expected to continue to rise, though not nearly as rapidly. Another survey from 2011 indicated that while full- time college student status is still dominated by those under 25, part- time status is split almost evenly between the younger and

“I really make a point to spend time with my kids. I keep them my number one priority.” Brytani Cavil Full-time Student and Mother

older crowds. With an increase in older students, accommodations must be made to fit their needs at universities around the country Age is not the only determining factor of a non-traditional student, though it is often the most recognizable. Like Cavil, a student might carry his or her own challenges, like raising a family. Other characteristics of a nontraditional student may include attending school part time, working nearly full time in addition to schoolwork or living independently. Non-traditional students face different challenges than the rest of a student population. Cavil, for instance, wakes up at six a.m. every morning. By 6:30 a.m., she is ready and waking up her twins.

She aims to get out the door by 7:10 a.m., and by 8 a.m. Cavil is already in class or working on campus. After being in and out of classes all day, she spends a few hours in the library. “Even though I fit in time to go to the library, it’s not really enough time for me to really study. When I go home, I have to cook dinner, give the boys their baths, put them to bed, and finish my homework. It leads me to being up late and having to get up early again. It’s really tiring.” Carlson starts his day early as well. Each day, he drives 30 minutes from Johnston to Drake’s campus to start class at 9:30 in the morning. For the past two years, Carlson has taken six classes each semester. With only three semesters left, this is his last with six classes. As for challenges, Carlson points to the changes in education since his first time starting college. Many of his credits didn’t transfer due to new technological developments or differences in curriculum and the education system. However, not everything about starting over is negative. “At the same time, it is an advantage. I am learning the new technologies and working with them. I will have an advantage I’ll be much more modernized when I graduate.” Both students have busy lives. In addition to academic responsibilities, both are involved in extracurricular activities and have other obligations. A full time schedule, work, and twin boys aren’t the only things for which

Cavil is responsible. She is also president of the Coalition of Black Students on Drake’s campus. When she attends events for the organization, her twins often have to come with her. Making time for her kids is a priority for her, no matter what the situation. “My mother had me when she was in college. She was always at work, always doing something. We never really got to spend oneon-one time together. That’s why I really make a point to spend time with my kids. I keep them my number one priority.” Carlson’s husband supports him while he is at school, so a job isn’t among his obligations. Carlson dedicates his time to an extracurricular activity for each of his majors. For magazines, he writes for Drake Magazine, calling on his culinary and bartending background to complete pieces on specialty drinks, global food found locally and most recently a gourmet grilled cheese. For his English side, he is head judge of a Drake sponsored literary competition. With the challenges that accompany non-traditional students, the question stands as to why Drake was the right choice. Carlson said he chose Drake because they treated him like a person, rather than a number, like big universities did. “For me, I think this is wonderful and everyone should do it,” he said. “Not a lot of people have the opportunity to do it, but I’m very lucky. I realize how lucky I am to come back and to do it in a school like this.”


Giuliana Lamantia Staff Writer @g_lamantia is really different than ‘Oh, you While one may imagine a need a dress, what’s your size?’” personal stylist as a luxury to the Herlein said. “To me, for personal high class breezing through all the styling, the first word of that is upscale stores of New York City ‘personal,’ so you have to get to bring home a polished look to personal with people.” his or her clients, technology has Herlein believes online styling expanded the stylist business to and fashion blogs have advanced all sorts of people. Companies such as Trunk the fashion business through promotion. In addition, it has Club and Men’s Style Lab have helped bring in more revenue. taken personal styling to a whole “I definitely think personal new level by allowing customers styling is changing the consumer to submit information about them online and have outfits and market just because I feel like as bloggers and online stylists we products sent to them. are pushing However, products so there are much more,” a variety of “As far as personal Herlein said. outlets for shopping goes, it’s Sophomore online personal been around before the f a s h i o n s t y l i n g , Internet, and the Internet blogger Molly shopping and has enhanced the Lamoureux advice. availability of this service feels the Katelyn Internet has to people.” Herlein, a helped enhance fashion blogger p e r s o n a l based in Des styling for Molly Lamoureux Moines, has the middle a part-time Sophomore class and the p e r s o n a l Midwest. styling business “As far through her as personal blog Katalina shopping Girl. goes, it’s been around before the Herlein offers four different Internet, and the Internet has services through her business, enhanced the availability of this including going shopping with service to people,” Lamoureux her clients for a flat rate, monthly said. regular clients, specific special While junior Brandon Bader events shopping or sending ideas has never personally used an via the Internet. online stylist company, his family “When someone first contacts and friends have had successful me via the Internet who does experiences with it. He feels it is not live in the area, I send them something he would be willing to a questionnaire of what are your try in the future. favorite pieces, colors, what “With the one my mom uses, colors do you hate, what’s your she gets cosmetics,” Bader said. best body asset,” Herlein said. “Some of the stuff she likes, some “I think the main thing for me is of it she’s not a big fan of or she I really stress that I need you to already has, but a lot of the new be as honest as possible so I can stuff she gets she’s a fan of.” get into my customers head and No matter the method, figure out what they need, what personal styling is about they don’t need, what they like, providing a service to others. what they don’t like.” “I really love styling people For clients who live in the area, Herlein tries to get to know and making them feel good about themselves,” Herlein said. “That’s them on a personal level first by kind of my tagline, I really like to meeting for coffee. ignite confidence in my readers “I think [personal styling] and people that I style.”

CAPES KAFE is a staple to the Des Moines Social Club located in Downtown Des Moines. Visitors can choose from a variety of comic books to read from, while enjoying a fresh cup of Joe. PHOTO BY GIULIANA LAMANTIA| STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

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Feb. 04, 2015


Women’s tennis comes out victorious in home doubleheader

MARIEL ANTE celebrates her match against Truman State. Ante did not lose a game in that match, winning 6-0, 6-0. Ante went on to win her Nebraska-Omaha match in straight sets, 6-0, 6-4. PHOTO BY JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR Adam Rogan Sports Editor @CouldBeRogan

The Bulldogs took down two opponents on Saturday, sweeping Truman State University in the early afternoon and doing the same to the University of Nebraska Omaha that evening. “Some people had to step up and play, and I think we did a really good job in doing that ... and coming out here and competing. I think Nebraska Omaha came out really strong in the doubles and we responded in the singles,” coach Sadhaf Pervez said.

Jordan Eggelston left the Roger Knapp Tennis Center happy, with Drake earning two big team wins in one day and for all of the energy her team left on the court. “I think we really just needed to stay focused and really work on what we do best, which is attacking and playing our game and really just staying aggressive and playing our game and being loud,” Eggelston said. “We’re a very aggressive team and that’s what we’re known for, is our juice. That’s what we really brought today. I think that’s why we did so well.” Senior Nell Boyd won in straight sets in each of her singles

matches, while winning 6-0 and 6-3 in doubles alongside Summer Brills. These wins snapped a two match individual skid for Boyd, improving to 12-6 in singles and to 13-7 in doubles for the season. Even as things improve for Drake, Boyd still thinks the team has a ways to go. “I think we just need to keep improving on getting better as individuals and that makes us better as a team,” Boyd said. “We just need to keep building up that confidence and moving forward and we’ll just keep getting better and better.” Coach Pervez agrees, as the team still has areas in which they could improve.

“I think we need to get a little more mentally tough,” Pervez said. However, Pervez is proud of her team, as she has seen them grow and succeed in the two years she has coached the Bulldogs. “I’m seeing a lot of improvements every single day. The girls are getting more consistent. They’re playing a little bit more disciplined,” Pervez said. “I’d like to see a little bit more of it, but it’s just going to take a little more time. I think the freshmen are just coming in and challenging everyone and (the freshmen are) just ready to go, right from the get-go.” This improvement can be

attributed to the work each girl put in off the court, not just from their energy level in matches. “We’ve been doing a lot of work on the court, a lot of lifting in the gym. We really are trying to get stronger and really work on our weaknesses and what we really need to improve on,” Eggelston said. “We’re really working on just really staying aggressive and being able to come in and put the points away from the net.” The Bulldogs hope to continue their success in the coming week, facing off on the road against Nebraska on Friday and Eastern Michigan this Saturday.


Stalnaker residents discuss media, sexual assault controversies plaguing the NFL Adam Rogan Sports Editor @CouldBeRogan

A group of about 20 students gathered in Stalnaker Hall this past Saturday to discuss current events and issues surrounding the NFL, the media and professional sports. The discussion opened with the viewing of a commercial that would air during the Super Bowl regarding domestic violence from the NO MORE movement, a nonprofit aimed at the eradication of domestic and sexual violence. The commercial sparked a

conversation about how NFL players are oftentimes given soft or no punishments in cases of sexual assault and domestic violence. Cases such as Ray Rice’s domestic abuse, Ben Roethlisberger’s alleged sexual assaults and the accused Ray Lewis murder were all mentioned as the students discussed what could be done to address and prevent these crimes. Nina Strong, along with Ben Verhasselt and Quinn, organized the event because of how topical and noteworthy these stories have been lately. “I think [having this discussion] accomplishes the fact that it’s kind of opening people’s

eyes to problems they might not notice,” Strong said. “Even from people that don’t watch football, knowing that there are problems in this area (will encourage people to) try to help the issues at hand and the bigger picture.” Loren Rosenberg, a first-year secondary education major, also attended the event and contributed to the conversation. “I think it accomplished a lot,” Rosenberg said. “I think it really pretty much hit every possible topic you could talk about in modern sports today.” In addition to the cases of violence, issues of race were also brought up, such as the portrayal of minority athletes by the media, and the Redskins team name

controversy. The views of the group were mixed when it came to the Redskins’ mascot, some feeling that the NFL did not have a right to force a team to change their name, while others felt that the term is racially insensitive and should have to be changed. First-year secondary education major Emily Carstens enjoyed the dialogue both for the discussion and for the conclusions reached as a group. “It was really interesting. I liked hearing everyone’s opinions on the subjects,” Carstens said. “You can always keep your opinion if you don’t hear anyone else’s opinion on a subject, but if you start hearing other people’s opinion it might open up your

mind a little more.” Strong felt that not only was the dialogue important for opening up people’s minds, but also to have an effect outside of the Stalnaker Lobby. “[The event will] hopefully have a bigger impact every day and day by day [people will] just try and keep that open-mindedness throughout their everyday lives,” Strong added. NO MORE’s commercial was seen by over 102 million people during the Patriots’ victory on Sunday, and has garnered an additional 6.65 million views on YouTube in its first week online.


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Break toughens rowing team Over winter break our team traveled to Louisiana for winter training. With two-a-day practices and a schedule of row, eat, sleep, repeat, it was a pretty intense time. Rain and hail made practice difficult, but it gave us a sense of pride. We were able to say, “Yes, we practiced through terrible and almost scary weather conditions, but at least we kept going.” We also had two new rowers who were experiencing their first time ever rowing out on the water. The two of them deciding to stick with it says a lot about their character and dedication. It’s pretty impressive because most people go through winter training and absolutely hate rowing because of how intense we train, and yet they are still here and showing up to practice. After the 16-hour bus drive home, we started indoor practices during the first week of school. It was supposed to be a recovery week, but let’s be honest: There’s no such thing. We continued to push ourselves and work through the pain that most athletes endure. We want to be ready for our spring training trip this March in Florida

and also for racing season. Spring is our championship season. We are pushing for the conference championship and the work we did over our winter training only made us stronger. I know I’ve said this before, but rowing is the bane of my existence. At the same time, I can’t imagine my life without it. Every day, I see improvement in our team and that makes me excited to start racing.

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# 11 | sports

Feb. 04, 2015


Bulldogs topple two conference opponents this week

GUARD KARL MADISON attacks the basket in a win against Evansville. Madison scored nine points in the game, a season high for the senior, along with three assists. PHOTO BY JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR Michael Wendlandt Staff Writer @snaus_6 Drake kicked off the spring semester in style, winning two consecutive games against Missouri Valley foes Bradley and Evansville, improving to 6-16 overall and 3-7 in conference play. “These last two games, our guys will be exhausted at the end of the night,” said Coach Ray Giacoletti after the Evansville game. “They gave their all and left everything on the court.” The first game of the week took place on Wednesday night as the Bulldogs traveled to Bradley to take on the Braves in a bottom of the conference matchup. Drake took an early lead on a three pointer from Gary Ricks Jr. and

didn’t look back. The Bulldogs were on top 41-31 at halftime, led by Reed Timmer’s 12 first half points. Bradley closed the gap to seven in the second half, but never closer than that as the Bulldogs ran the table, leading from start to finish on the way to a 69-57 victory. Ricks and Timmer led the way with 15 points each, including six three pointers between the two. Jacob Enevold Jensen was right behind with 14 points, shooting six of seven from the field. The Bulldogs returned home Saturday to face the third place Evansville Purple Aces. For the second time in a week the Bulldogs left the court victorious, this time on the heels of a 7065 nail biter win that featured noteworthy performances from seniors and freshmen alike. The Bulldogs were buoyed

early on by two jumpers from Timmer and were able to keep the game close for the entire first half. Each team went on small scoring runs, but it was Drake who held the advantage at the half, 29-27. Evansville’s DJ Ballentine, the MVC scoring leader, was held to only one of seven from the field at halftime, guarded almost exclusively by senior point guard Karl Madison. “The team needed my best defense. We all know that Ballentine’s a great player, but we were able to keep him in check,” Madison said. The second half featured multiple extended runs for both teams, as Drake went five minutes without a basket, but Evansville followed up with their own drought as the second half featured four lead changes. However, some big shots from

Daniels, Jenson and Madison helped the Bulldogs pull away, never trailing in the final four minutes. The Bulldogs hit 10 of their final 12 free throws to ice the game, winning 70-65. Leading the way was Timmer, who finished with 18 points on five of 10 shooting. Not far behind was Ricks with 14. Madison ended up with nine points on the evening while holding Ballentine to six of 19 shooting. “Karl did an amazing job,” Giacoletti said, “He played each possession like his last and did a great job getting around all the screens that Evansville set.” Enevold Jensen contributed eight points despite being in foul trouble for most of the game. His replacement was Kory Kuentsling, playing 19 minutes and contributing a game high of

six rebounds. “Kory had his best game,” Giacoletti said, “He’s a guy who’s gotten better each game and held his own against the best rebounder in the Valley.” While a two game winning streak is nice for Drake, the season is far from over. There is a lot of basketball yet to be played, and the Bulldogs expect to be at their best. “Our best basketball is truly going to come in February. The last two games were just the start,” Timmer said. Drake remains at home for their game tonight as the Southern Illinois Salukis come to town. Tip-off for the game will be at 7:05.


Bulldogs defeat Wichita State, rise to top of the MVC

Jonas shines as Wendell reaches career milestone despite turnover woes

Michael Wendlandt Staff Writer @snaus_6

The Drake women continued their season with a duo of victories over Missouri Valley Conference foes Missouri State and Wichita State this weekend. The Bulldogs move to 14-6 overall with a perfect 9-0 in the conference, their longest winning streak since 2001, continuing their best MVC start in in 17 years. The Bulldogs had their hands full on Friday night with Missouri State, withstanding an onslaught of clutch threes from the Bears on the way to overtime at the Knapp Center. Drake struggled to put the Bears away, the game remaining

close for the entirety of the second half after blowing a first half 14 point lead. Kenzie Williams scored the final five points for Missouri State, including a layup with 51 seconds left that led to an 85-85 tie at the end of regulation. In overtime, it was all Drake. The Bulldogs outscored the Bears 9-4 on their way to a 94-89 victory. Lizzy Wendell tied her career high with 43 points, while Caitlin Ingle recorded a triple-double with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. “This game was a great one to be on this side for,” Coach Jennie Baranczyk said. “Missouri played really well, but when they made their runs, we came back.” The win was fueled by a packed Knapp Center, the fans cheering on their Bulldogs. “I’m so thrilled by our fanbase.

They are the best in the country and really fueled our team tonight,” Baranczyk said. An equivalent crowd braved the elements for Sunday’s matchup, again fueling the team to victory. The 8-0 Bulldogs faced off against Wichita State, the only other undefeated team in MVC conference play at the time. The game was a back and forth affair from the opening tip, no team leading by more than nine throughout. Wendell drained a long three in the opening 13 seconds of the game to open the scoring, her first of 17 points on the day. Despite 11 turnovers in the first half, Drake was able to keep the game close, matching the Shockers shot for shot. This included a couple of huge threes from Paige Greiner off the bench, her second three of the half giving

Drake a five point lead that helped hold off the Shocker threat. The halftime score was 29-27 in favor of Drake. Wichita State took a 37-34 advantage early in the half, but Drake responded with force. Carly Grenfell scored five points in 20 seconds, spurring forward a 10-0 Bulldog run. Drake went on to hold a 54-45 lead, the biggest lead in the game. Wichita State would respond with a 16-0 run of their own to take a seven point lead behind the shooting of Michaela Dapprich and Alex Harden. With 2:42 left, Becca Jonas hit a layup and backto-back three pointers by Wendell and Jonas gave Drake the lead that would carry until the final buzzer, a 64-61 Bulldog victory. “This was truly a game of runs,” Baranczyk said. “Most of their final run was because we

didn’t take care of the ball, but they are a great defensive team.” Drake accomplished this despite committing 26 turnovers against the second best defensive team in the country. Wendell’s 17 points put her over 1,000 total for her career, the 27th Drake player to reach that mark and the fourth sophomore. Dean and Greiner each contributed 12 on a combined 5-10 from three, while Jonas recorded a double-double with 10 points and 16 rebounds, seven of which came on the offensive end. “I’m really, really proud of our team,” Baranczyk said. “Wichita State is a great team and for us to come back is a huge moment in our season.” Drake now travels to Illinois for games against Southern Illinois and Illinois State, returning home on February 13th to face UNI.

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Feb. 04, 2015


Bulldogs fight in Jack Jennet Invitational in Cedar Falls Drake takes fourth, falling short to conference opponents Saturday Adam Rogan Sports Editor Drake track faced off against conference opponents Wichita State, University of Northern Iowa and Indiana State in the Jack Jennet Invitational this past Saturday in Cedar Falls. The Bulldogs took fourth as a team on the men’s and women’s side of the track, Indiana State leaving victorious for both. Freshman Rai Ahmed-Green placed second for the women in the 200-meter sprint with a time of 25.47, but still was not pleased

with how the team performed. “The bus was quiet riding home because we all just felt like we could’ve done better,” AhmedGreen said. Coach Natasha Brown felt differently about the meet, feeling pleased with how her team performed. “Actually, it did go really well for us because we’re the only private school in that mix, so we have the smallest roster,” Brown said. “So going in, I was really impressed with what our women did, because they were pretty much in contention.” Not only was Brown proud of the women’s team as a whole, but

was especially glad to see how Ahmed-Green has been panning out in her first season competing at the collegiate level. “It’s really hard to come into our conference as a freshman and even really have a personal best run, and (Rai) has already done that,” Brown said. “I expect more from her. And honestly I don’t think she’s done. I think she’s finally getting in shape and understanding how to race,” Brown said. Danyelle Cole finished third in both the 60-meter and the 200-meter sprints, as did Mary Young in the 60-meter hurdles. The Bulldogs also took third place

in both the 4x400-meter and distance medley relays. The only Bulldog win on the day was Samantha Nielson’s victory in the 800-meter, logging a time of 2:13.83. For the men, Pierce Vincent and Steven Jordan each took third in the 60-meter and 200-meter, respectively. No field athlete for the Bulldogs placed, but Jaclyn Aremka and Ryan Cook each took home fourth place honors in the high jump. Ethan Turner set his personal best in the long jump, leaping 20 feet, 9 inches, while struggling in the triple jump with a distance of 43 feet, 7 3/4 inches, each landing

him in eighth place. Turner thinks that the team needs to adjust their mentality if they hope to improve as the season continues. “If you set your standards higher than what you think they should be you’ll accomplish higher things,” Turner said. “I think that kind of is an echo that goes around the entire team where we should probably be doing a lot more in terms of standard setting and setting goals.” The team’s next competition is this weekend at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational in Lincoln, Nebraska.


Bulldogs win two matches Adam Rogan Sports Editor @CouldBeRogan The Bulldogs men’s tennis team took down two teams ranked in the top 100 in the nation this past week, each one in close matches. They defeated Nebraska 5-2 on Friday and then squeaked past Dartmouth on Sunday 4-3. Freshman Bayo Phillips attributed his team’s victories to their attitude and demeanor on the court. “We came out strong with good intensity. We fought very well,” Phillips said. “We just came out with more intensity than the teams and we did what we were supposed to do to win the matches.” Phillips fell in three sets against Nebraska, but redeemed himself on Sunday, winning his match, 6-3, 1-6, 6-2. However, these scores reflect something that Coach Davidson Kozlowski thinks the team needs to work on. “In singles, we jumped out and won a few first sets … and dropped some second sets. So we’ve got to make sure that we’re getting off to strong starts and then maintaining that level throughout the entire match,” Kozlowski said. Ravi Patel respected his opponents, but felt that the Bulldogs were up to the challenge. “We did what we do best, being loud and stuff against Nebraska, that helped. And then Dartmouth today, they’re a strong team, ranked high, top 50, so we knew that they were going to fire at us. And being loud and using each other to get through was the main key,” Patel said. This respect for Nebraska and Dartmouth helped propel Patel to victory this week, winning each match in straight sets. Kozlowski was proud of his team for earning the doubles point in each match as well, a point that would be the deciding factor against Dartmouth. “When you get two evenly matched teams, two teams that are highly ranked in the country and they’re going at it, that’s going to be decided by so little, being able to get that doubles point really pulled us through,” Kozlowski said. Patel feels that his team has been putting in a lot of work off the court. That extra effort is translating into wins on the court. “We’ve got to practice how we’re going to play the match,” Patel said. “We’re a really energetic team so [we] just [have] to keep that up [and] we’ll have a great season.” Even with practice as a big component of the success, Phillips believes that the team’s mentality could be even more so. “For [the] Drake men’s tennis team the biggest thing is our intensity. I think that’s our biggest weapon,” Phillips said. “We’re working on everything, honestly ... We have been working on everything as a team and getting better as a team. We have been growing and we plan to grow more as the season progresses.” The Bulldogs have two doubleheaders this weekend, facing off against Gonzaga and UMKC on Friday at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. South Alabama and Nebraska Omaha will travel to Des Moines to take on the Bulldogs two days later.

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