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Jennifer Angus: Magpie Tendencies 12-4 p.m. Anderson Gallery Adam LaDolce, the Dating Confidence Coach 2:30-3:30 p.m. Pomerantz Stage

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Two resign, Driver violations, traffic tickets cause impound replaced

Last stop for the Dub Bus

Emma Wilson

Staff Writer emma.wilson@drake.edu

Wednesday Jennifer Angus: Magpie Tendencies 12-4 p.m. Anderson Gallery The Wonder Room Student Discussion 5-6 p.m. Anderson Gallery

Thursday Jennifer Angus: Magpie Tendencies 12-8 p.m. Anderson Gallery Comparison Project: Who Ended Slavery? Secularization in Context 6:30-8 p.m. Olin 101 Women’s Basketball vs. Wichita State 7:05 p.m. Knapp Center

Friday Jennifer Angus: Magpie Tendencies 12-4 p.m. Anderson Gallery Stalnaker Casino 7-9 p.m. Stalnaker Hall Coffeehouse Concert with Leigh Nash (of Sixpence None the Richer) 9-10 p.m. Pomerantz Stage

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THE DUB BUS is in a impound lot after being pulled over in November. The fate of the bus is unknown. Elizabeth Robinson

Relays Editor elizabeth.robinson@drake.edu

Beginning on Thursday nights, and continuing through the weekend, it is common to see flocks of Drake University students making their way down the street toward Dublin Pub, located on the 2300 block of University Ave. Despite poor weather conditions, students continue to walk from all over campus to dance and drink at the campus hot spot. In the past, the Dub Bus, a miniature school bus turned into a transport vehicle for the bar, could be seen on and around campus, picking up students from various locations and driving them to the bar. But last semester the Dub Bus was impounded, and since then, it has not been used. On the evening of Nov. 29, the Dub Bus was stopped on campus for a seemingly minor offense,

but the violations against the bus have made its return questionable. The vehicle impound and recovery report issued by the Des Moines Police Department stated: “The above listed vehicle was stopped for the brakes lights not working in the 2400 block of University Ave. It was found that the driver was operating the vehicle without the proper class license and endorsements. The driver was issued two citations and released.” The bus was also reported to be in poor condition according to the report. The fact that the driver did not have the correct class license and endorsements to drive the bus is the main concern regarding the bus’s return. Dan Notke, a Drake senior and bartender at Dublin, said the issue regarding the license and endorsements is still being worked out. “A bus that size, you’re supposed to have a class D license,

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but it’s dependent on the number of seats is what their (the owners of Dublin) lawyer told them last year,” he said. “They’re trying to get that figured out.” According to the Iowa DOT Drivers Manual there are three endorsements that allow a driver to operate using a Class D Non-Commercial Chauffer’s license, tractortrailer combinations if a CDL farm exemption applies; single-unit vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 16,001 pounds or more up through a 26,000-pound gross vehicle weight rating; and passenger vehicles which carry less than 16 passengers, such as taxis. Notke said, the owners are in the process of determining whether or not the Dub Bus falls under these endorsements and whether the bus will be coming back this semester. “I’ve heard both sides,” Notke

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Student Senate returned to Drake University this semester with a relatively short meeting. It welcomed two new senators this week after Senators Napoleon Douglas of the Community Outreach Committee and Taylor Crow of the Organizational Council stepped down from their positions. President Amanda Laurent and David Karaz, the vice president of student life, appointed two new senators in their place. First-years Mollie Wheeler and Benjamin Lambrecht will be the new senators for Community Outreach and Organizational Council, respectively. Drake’s Weight Lifting Club will be getting a new trainer. In order for the Weight Lifting Club to use the Knapp Center weight room, there must be a National Strength and Conditioning Association certified coach present. The Weight Lifting Club requested $1,092 to pay its trainer for the remainder of the year. There was little debate surrounding the issue and the move was passed unanimously. The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences requested $1,300 from the Student Fees Allocation Committee to help fund costs associated with bringing speaker Tom Pomerantz to the Pharmacy and Health Science Days. Pomerantz will speak about working with people who are differently abled in his speech, “Sensitivity: An Empathetic Approach.” Natalie Gadbois proposed an amendment to the funding allocation suggesting that the funding request be changed from $1,300 to $1,900. This in part was due to a change in the CPHS budget. Exhibitors at the event typi-

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For students, increase not new

Dodgeball Tournament 2-4 p.m. Bell Center

Kathryn Kriss

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Drake Women’s Basketball vs. Missouri State 4 p.m. Knapp Center Drake Men’s Basketball vs. Northern Iowa 7:05 p.m. Knapp Center

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Opinions Parking proves to be obstacle for Drake students PAGE 3

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Sports Drake men’s tennis shocks No. 30 Virginia Commonwealth PAGE 6

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STUDENTS ENJOY THE FESTIVITIES at Belize Dance Marathon on Saturday night. The event raised money to send children in Belize to school. This was the third time this event was held on Drake’s campus.

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On Feb., 5, Drake University students and parents received an email informing them of a tuition increase for the 2013-2014 school year. The email, including a link to the formal letter announcing the change, stated that the increase was a modest one, made with the intentions of keeping Drake as affordable as possible and below the national average. Many students had varied reactions to the tuition announcement. All had heard about it, and most had opinions, but few were very informed about exactly how much tuition would increase and where it would go. “I wish that the university publicly provided more information about it to students,” sophomore Jaclyn Klein said. “The link on blueView wasn’t very descriptive.” First-year Amber Burns also heard about it through Facebook. She hadn’t gotten the chance to read the email before it started circulating online. She thinks that it’s easier to write about issues like this than to have conversations about them, especially when social media is so instantaneous. However, Facebook usually gives more opinions than fact, so she, like many other students, is aware that the tuition increase is going on but not the finer details. The general consensus of the students seems to be that the new financial plan is annoying, but not a surprise. “I’m not happy about it, but at the same time I was halfway ex-

pecting it,” sophomore Andrew Ruplin said. “I appreciate what I think it’s going towards. Something like 90 percent of students here receive some form of financial aid. Yes, it’s more money I have to borrow, but in a long term way I think it benefits us.” Ruplin, a pharmacy major, enjoys studying in the new Cline atrium and realizes that it was probably tuition increases from the last few years that made it possible. Phoebe Phillipson, a first-year, is also upset about it, but understands why. She thinks that the school is “doing it to give us the best education possible, and the best environment for learning.” Luke Braland, a senior, is familiar with the yearly tuition hikes. He realizes that while Drake receives lots of alumni and donor pledges, the school needs other places to find the funds. He thinks the increases are necessary to meet the needs of the university. Junior Erin McHenry also sees the bottom line grow every year, but agrees that it happens at almost every other school. “The main issue I see is that the price tag is higher but aid doesn’t change,” said McHenry. “Drake wants to be diverse and inclusive, but if they don’t make a conscious effort to give more aid, it will become an elitist school.” McHenry is all for changes that benefit the student body, but as a magazines major, it’s difficult for her to see where the money is going. If it were up to her she would

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absence does impact how many students will attend the bar. “If it’s very cold out I would take the Dub Bus,” junior Clare Van Gemert said. “I think it does influence if people go there (Dublin) because the Dub Bus would come to Greek street and everyone would get on and because they transport people from Peggy’s to Dublin. I feel like not so many people would want to make the walk all the way from Peggy’s to Dublin.”

said. “I’ve heard some people that are higher up, not at Dublin, but at other bars I work at, I’ve heard we’re not getting it back, but I’ve heard we’re still working on it too.” The absence of the Dub Bus could be seen as an inconvenience for students to attend Dublin, but according to Notke the bar was still “packed” during the first week of the semester despite the freezing temperatures. However, some students feel its

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amendment was passed unanimously and the movement was passed by acclimation. In officer reports Senator Stephen Slade brought up the faculty forum on plus-minus grading which will occur this Wednesday. Faculty will be voting on the issue from Feb. 13 to Feb. 21. The final decision on plus-minus grading will happen in the Faculty Senate meeting in March.

cally fund Pharmacy and Health Science Days however, this year the event has brought out fewer exhibitors than previously expected. The organization expected last minute exhibitors to sign up when the initially requested funds from SFAC. The debate centered on the amendment was relatively limited once the organization’s financial situation was explained. The

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A common sight on many college campuses is language houses, especially for colleges and universities who boast of cultural diversity. A typical language house can consist of anywhere from five or more students who are dedicated to enhancing their abilities in a particular language. Together, they practice speaking and listening to a language in a conversational manner as opposed to the purely academic style many students are taught through schoolrelated programs. In the early 2000s, Drake’s language program shifted to center around the conversational aspect of language in lieu of a stronger focus on the reading and writing aspects. While all spectrums of a language are important, there is only so much that can be learned in class. Shanna McCormack, a first-year at Drake studying French, supports the idea of a language house. “There’s so much more you can learn in that type of environment,” McCormack said. In house students are not confined to the time restraints of a typical class, or the subject matter of a textbook. In a language house, students are actually able to immerse themselves in another language and culture. Stacey Treat, a visiting professor of rhetoric, agrees that immersion is one of, if not the, most important way to learning not only a language but also a culture. “(One) begins to learn about a specific culture through learning the spoken language of it,” Treat said. Treat also cites one of the advantages of a language house, as opposed to study abroad, is that students are able to then learn about more than just one country’s culture. Using French as an example, students studying abroad in France would be exposed to primarily French customs, whereas students living in a language house can also be exposed to also Swiss, Belgian and French-Canadian customs, to name a few. The current language program at Drake

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prefer more money to be put back into scholarships and financial aid. Drake is already an academically solid school, so she would like to see it become more affordable. Second-year pharmacy student Hannah Ridgewell cites how pharmacy school students pay more than the usual undergraduate tuition. Fourth-year pharmacy students pay an additional several thousand (specific amount), close to graduate school prices. Despite the tuition increase, scholarships are capped. Six-year pharmacy students’ aid only applies for the first four years. Ridgewell agrees that money put back into the school through scholarships

does not offer languages to be studied as a major or a minor, but rather offers them through a certificate program. As a requirement for the certificate, students must study abroad and therefore immerse themselves in the language if they hope to earn Drake’s competency certificate. While study abroad programs are abundant, they can also be excessively expensive. Some students can be deprived a cultural immersion due to lack of funding. Others simply might not be able to study abroad for scheduling reasons. A language house, however, would offer a much cheaper immersion opportunity. Instead of Drake students flying to Europe or Asia to practice a language, they can walk a couple blocks off campus to find a cultural experience. Alexi de Lathouder, who studies Arabic at Drake and has studied Arabic with family abroad, fully supports having a language house on campus. “I would be all about living in a language house. You get the perks of Greek life but immersion in language, too,” de Lathouder said. Hanna Howard, a Drake student studying culture and society, supports language houses and the accompanying culture opportunities. “A language house is going to help teach you more than you could learn on your own,” Howard said. “By learning a different language, you understand a different worldview, and by understanding others’ perspectives, you increase your own thinking abilities.” Christen Bain, the administrative assistant of world languages and cultures, and Marc Cadd, an associate professor of German and the director of world languages and cultures at Drake, both support the idea of having a language house on campus. Bain, who deals with international students on a regular basis, believes international students would also favor language houses. It would provide them a chance to connect with other Americans and exchange cultural customs.

would be well spent. Some students don’t completely understand the reasoning behind the tuition increase. Junior Samantha Baker finds it annoying. “It seems like they think the higher the tuition, the more prestigious we are,” Baker said. Regardless of your opinion towards the change, it pays to be informed. The formal explanation letter can be easily accessed at www.drake.edu/students/tuition. While it does not state where exactly the money will be going, it gives several facts and figures showing how Drake is doing its best to keep costs down while staying academically competitive with comparable schools.

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Campus parking problems Movie nights a must

Prices and spaces a sore spot

Free Friday’s entice campus

Avery Gregurich Columnist

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OLMSTED VISITOR PAY PARKING LOT is the only pay parking lot on campus. Also used by faculty, staff and students this lot is free when leaving after 10 p.m. on weekdays, and is also free on Saturday and Sunday.

Ashley Morgan Columnist Whether you are a commuter or living on campus, parking at Drake is an obstacle for all students. It is something that has become somewhat of a problem, as it seems like there are never enough spaces to accommodate the number of cars that are on campus. I

have had to deal with this problem both as a live-on student and especially now as a commuter. As a live-on student, I dealt with parking by both Carpenter Hall and Ross Hall. The parking by either hall is not spectacular, which can generally be applied to all the lots that are scattered around campus. Now, I understand that we are an urban campus, which means that parking is going to be a disaster in the first place, but we are further hampered by the amount of spaces allotted for each hall compared to the amount of students in the hall that have a car with them. This is a problem that I found especially true whilst living in Ross. There are two parking lots, one on either side of the building, with around 15 parking spots in each. However, 10 of the total 30

spots are for the two apartment buildings that are in front of the building. So this leaves 20 parking spots for the residents of Ross, which is far less than the amount of cars that belong to the residents. As a result, residents are forced to park on the street, which is incredibly dangerous since 32nd Street is incredibly narrow. But this is not simply limited to Ross Hall, it is the same in the other halls as well, which is why I fail to understand why students are forced to pay $250 for an unguaranteed parking spot, when they may have to park on the street in the end. Morgan is a sophomore psychology major and can be reached at ashley. morgan@drake.edu

Recently, residence halls and academic buildings all across campus have seen a, rather prominent addition to their announcement boards: A brightly colored flier announcing what are being billed as “Free Movie Fridays.” It started this past Friday and is set to run for the following two Fridays in either the Sussman Theater or in Aliber, with plans of continuing the program on past the month of February. If any of you reading this are like myself, the word “free” on the flier had my attention from the start. Couple the word “free” with the promotional poster images of three films that have a combined nine Golden Globes and 23 Academy Awards nominations, and my Friday nights for the foreseeable future have suddenly become filled. The Student Senate’s recent decision to offer three films, (“Skyfall,” “Life of Pi” and “Argo”), to Drake students free of charge is, to my mind, one of the most exciting events that I have seen offered in my brief experience at Drake. The feeling seems to be well reciprocated amongst fellow students, not only myself. Actually, I can

only truthfully speak for Carpenter Hall here, but to propose that the majority of students are excited about this event requires no stretch of the imagination. Of course, any time money is spent, reflection rears itself and begs the common question, “What else could the money have been spent on?” In my opinion, the decision to bring these films to Drake students was the best option. I am not on Student Senate and therefore am not aware of the other alternatives available, but I cannot see another option that appeals to and benefits so many Drake Students all at once, which I assume and hope was the Senate’s goal. These films are, as indicated by their overwhelming number of award nominations, critically acclaimed worldwide. This alone should entice students into making the trek to the basement of Olmsted or the walk over to Aliber. But, here’s the proverbial “icing on the cake.” These movies are free of charge. Where you potentially would have paid anywhere from $10 to $20 for a ticket to view these films in theater, you pay nothing here. (Well, technically you pay tuition, and as we all know, that’s very far from nothing, and increasing. But let’s forget about that for now.) This is a can’tmiss opportunity for all Drake students and I don’t imagine there being many empty seats at these Free Movie Fridays.

Gregurich is a first-year English major and can be reached at avery. gregurich@drake.edu

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Democratic senator’s retirement second for 2014 election Matthew Roth Columnist Iowa Democratic senator Tom Harkin has recently announced that he will not seek re-election for a sixth consecutive term in 2014. His retirement comes as a surprise to many, as he has become a powerful, out-spoken liberal in recent years. Harkin has a long history serving in the Senate, he has served 30 years after his current term ends, and he even ran for a presidential nomination in 1992.

Throughout his experiences in the Senate, however, he was a strong advocate for many democratic principles. Harkin may be best known for his legislative work in making education affordable, contributing to forming a fair and equal health care system and improving the quality of lives for Americans with disabilities. Harkin’s time in the Senate has made him a political hero in his home state here in Iowa. It is always a loss for politics to lose such a strong player, but Harkin felt like his time in the service was over, saying to the Associated Press Jan. 26, “It’s time to step aside.” After the 2012 presidential election, Iowa remains a swing state. “Iowa (is) in the top tier of competitive Senate races for 2014,” Rob Collins, director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said in a statement. Several political figures including current U.S. Reps. Bruce Braley, Democrat, Steve King, Re-

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publican, and Tom Latham, Republican, have all expressed interest in filling Harkin’s open seat. On the national scale, Tom Harkin is the second Democratic senator to declare retirement from the 2014 election. This creates two open seats, both in swing states that the Democratic Party must fill to keep a tight grip of control in the Senate. Currently, Democrats in the Senate hold a 55-45 majority, but the next round of elections could easily change that. In a worst-case scenario, both of these retirements will allow the GOP to take control of the Senate, and if the GOP also retains control of the House in 2014, the president will face two years of congressional gridlock.

Roth is a first-year philosophy major and can be reached at matthew. roth@drake.edu

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Conquer the stress Apartment hunting season begins Seven tips to get organized

Katelyn Philipp

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College is hectic. Students are caught up trying to juggle classes, studying, internships, athletic practices, meetings and social activities. This whirlwind can create a lot of stress and late nights, but utilizing the following organizational tips can make life a lot easier. 1) Manage your time: This tip seems obvious, but it can be tricky to do it well. It’s important to know how much you can handle in terms of class loads and outside commitments. Junior Monica Worsley has a lot of practice with this from her involvement in Drake University’s women’s rowing team and holding down two jobs. “To fulfill all of my commitments and succeed at Drake, I stay active, plan ahead and work efficiently,” Worsley said. To keep track of your time, write or type out your schedule so you know when you’re busy and what’s coming up soon. That way nothing slips by unnoticed. 2) Break it down: Split up large projects or pesky chores by spending 10 minutes a day working on them. This handy trick takes up only a little of your day, but it keeps you on track. This method can be helpful for midterm projects or ongoing tasks like keeping your space clutter-free. 3) Keep it in perspective: Junior Erin Hassanzadeh has to stay organized as president of Drake Broadcasting System and has a broad idea of how to do it. “I think that being organized is also about de-cluttering not only your desk space or backpack, but your mind and your priorities.” It’s important to see the big picture and not get caught up in the small details. “School can be stressful, but remember what is important to you and sometimes let the small clutter go,” Hassanzadeh said. 4) Sync devices: If lugging around a planner isn’t your style,

make your schedule portable by syncing your calendar to your smart phone and laptop. Spend some time at the beginning of the semester to fill in important dates, such as exams and project due dates, as well as important practices and meetings. No matter what, you’ll be prepared and have access to your schedule. 5) Be a goal-setter: If you want to get the most out of the semester, try setting goals for yourself. This tip is flexible; set them weekly, monthly or for each semester. Jot them down, keep them somewhere in sight and mark them off as you reach them. Set the bar high, but stay realistic. 6) Browse the app store: Apps aren’t just for entertainment. They can also help you stay organized and on schedule. iProcrastinate is an app that generates personalized to-do lists based on subject, due date and importance. It allows you to color-code classes and break projects down into simple steps. Also try Trello, an app that makes group projects easier. Instead of having to meet at the library or start a long email chain, simply invite group members to Trello. Once there, you can communicate with each other and organize everything. 7) Develop a routine: Create good habits early on in the semester by sticking to a routine. Start going to the library between classes or Starbucks for weekend study sessions. Block out some time each week to complete your to do list. “It is so tempting to sit and watch my favorite TV show, ‘NCIS,’ or to take a nap instead of doing something productive, but by making a habit of sticking to a schedule I find it easier to accomplish important assignments, work and compete,” Worsley said. It can be easy to accomplish everything with an established routine.

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SAB welcomes dating coach

Taylor Rookaird Columnist Are you wondering what fun and exciting things are happening around Drake University’s campus? Stay in the loop with what’s going on every week from the Student Activities Board: To start off, we want to thank everyone for coming out to come-

dian Ty Barnett and the double header with men’s and women’s basketball this past weekend. I hope everyone enjoyed supporting our Bulldogs, the free Qdoba and plenty of Drake giveaways! Coming up this week right before Valentine’s Day is Adam LaDolce, a dating and confidence coach. Whether you’re single, taken or “it’s complicated,” stop on by for a good time. Upcoming Events: Adam LaDolce, The Dating and Confidence Coach Tuesday, February 12 7 p.m. Pomerantz Stage

Rookaird is a sophomore public relations major, PR Chair for SAB and can be reached at taylor.rookaird@ drake.edu.

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DRAKE WEST VILLAGE APARTMENTS is home to undergraduate and graduate students avoiding the commute. Katherine Hunt

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The transition between every school year is large however, that gap may seem extremely enormous for sophomore students. After all, once students complete their sophomore year, they are faced with a difficult decision: Where to live as juniors and seniors? For most students there are two main options: live at Drake West Village right next to campus or further away from campus. The Times-Delphic talked to multiple students about their housing decisions as well as researched some pros and cons of each. A deciding factor for some students is a matter of convenience. Junior Larissa Wurm chose to live at West Village. “It was a way I could live offcampus, but still be really close,” Wurm said. “I don’t need to drive back and forth from classes. I can still walk everywhere. It’s extremely convenient.” However, for some living in Drake West Village just isn’t plausible due to cost. “Realistically, I will be in a lot

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ing other noise to make sure it’s not too loud,” Mueller said. Larson chose to rent a home with five other friends for a couple of reasons. “My rent is cheap, there’s a lot of space and we get to decorate and customize it however we want. I don’t have to pay for parking either,” Larson said. For sophomores finishing their second year or even for upperclassman making the move off campus, there are plenty of resources to aid students in apartment hunting. This includes booklets, websites and even Drake Realty. Mueller and Wurm offer these pieces of advice. Mueller advises asking lots of questions. “You need to be informed about where you are going to live and if something big comes as a surprise, because you did not know about it, living in a new place may not be too enjoyable,” Mueller said. Wurm suggests taking everything into consideration and deciding personally. “You have to take into consideration commuting time, parking, how much utilities will cost, etc.,” Wurm said. “It’s just all about your preferences.”

Group focuses on human rights

Laura Sigal

Staff Writer laura.sigal@drake.edu

The Middle East: a place making headlines around the world. From the Arab Spring to the ArabIsraeli conflict, there is no shortage of news coming out of the Middle East. For Drake students a new club is hoping to come to campus for those interested in viewing the Middle East from the side of a humanitarian. The Middle East Peace and Prosperity Alliance hopes to promote awareness on Drake’s campus and in the Des Moines community of human rights issues in the Middle East. Hannah Shell and Nickey Jafari thought of the idea for the new club and put their idea to action this semester. After gathering members for the club and planning events the Middle East Peace and Prosperity Alliance will be going to Student Senate with hopes of becoming an official Drake or-

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of debt when I graduate, and it doesn’t make a lot of financial sense to keep spending my entire paycheck on rent,” sophomore Taylor Larson said. Other pros and cons can be a large part of deciding on a new place to live. These could be additional amenities, amount of space and where friends live. Junior Laura Plumb discovered another perceived benefit when choosing West Village. “One of the nice things West Village offers is signing separate leases,” Plumb said. “So the four of us sharing an apartment each lease one-fourth of the room instead of all signing on the same lease. If for some reason one of my roommates doesn’t pay their rent, it isn’t going to cost me anything. They also offer nine month leases, which is nice because I won’t have to pay for the apartment when I’m not living in it over the summer.” Yet, Drake West Village is not without its cons as well. Junior Lucas Mueller discovered one major con: neighbors. “Sometimes, you are able to hear the people that live above you walking around at various times. You also have to be thoughtful of them when playing music or mak-

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ganization this week. Drake’s mission statement promises to prepare students for responsible global citizenship. The Middle East Peace and Prosperity Alliance hopes to further the mission on Drake’s campus as well as in the Des Moines community. “Different political lobbies can influence the way that reporting comes out, especially about the Middle East,” Shell said. This plays a big part in the group. It hopes to bring speakers to campus as well as work with local human rights organizations and host a variety of different activities that Drake and the local community can enjoy. The group’s first event is working with a local chapter of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker organization that works with many issues and focuses on respecting human life. “I’m really big on human

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rights,” Jafari said, which explains why the first event will focus on human rights in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The event will be a forum sponsored by the AFSC. The forum hopes to look at both sides of the conflict and how to approach it from a grassroots perspective. “How can we abandon our own ideas and opinions of what needs to happen and help the people that are suffering?” Shell said. The forum is still in the works and more information will be available as the date is finalized. The forum is just the beginning for the club, the Middle East Peace and Prosperity Alliance is just getting started and is ready to bring tons of events to campus. If you would like to get involved or learn more about this organization contact Shell or Jafari at hannah.shell@drake.edu and nickey. jafari@drake.edu.

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Sports Men’s Tennis

Drake upsets Virginia Commonwealth McKie wins three-set thriller to secure Bulldog victory Dominic Johnson

Staff Writer dominic.johnson@drake.edu

The No. 41 Drake men’s tennis team traveled west to Lincoln, Neb., this past weekend where it picked up two impressive wins to push its record to 7-1 on the season. Drake defeated both the Nebraska Huskers and the No. 30 VCU Rams, with the latter being the Bulldogs’ most impressive win so far this season. The Bulldogs started off their weekend against unranked Nebraska on the Huskers’ home court, and they soon found themselves in an unexpected battle. “They were a good team,” said senior James McKie. “We definitely underestimated them at first.” Carrying a Top-50 national ranking, the Bulldogs were the favorite to win the match against their Big 10 rivals, but Nebraska looked to be the superior team in doubles play. The Huskers swept all three doubles positions to earn the lone doubles point, taking a 1-0 advantage over the rattled Bulldogs. “It was a very tough environment to play in as well, a lot of fans that were loud and in your face, and it was sometimes hard to stay focused,” McKie said. Once singles play began, though, Drake looked to hold the advantage. The momentum shifted in Drake’s favor after senior Jean Erasmus blitzed Nebraska’s Sebastian Florczyk 6-1, 6-2 at the fifth singles position. “I can take a lot of confidence out of this match knowing that I played some of my best tennis,” Erasmus said after the match. Senior Anis Ghorbel soon gave the Bulldogs’ their first lead of the day, as his 6-4, 6-4 win over Andre Stenger at the top singles slot put Drake up 2-1. McKie, the final senior on court for the Bulldogs, also

posted a straight sets win, which pushed the Bulldogs’ lead to 3-1. The final three Bulldogs on the court were junior Robin Goodman, sophomore Alen Salibasic and sophomore Ben Mullis. All three Drake players were in a decisive third set, meaning the Huskers still had a chance at earning an upset. Goodman soon put an end to that notion though, as his 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 clinched the match for Drake. Nebraska won the final two matches, but the Bulldogs left with a 4-3 victory. “It was a really good team win for us,” Erasmus said. “After losing the doubles point, all the guys fought hard to get four of the six singles.” Drake had no time to rest, though, as the Bulldogs faced off against the No. 30 Virginia Commonwealth University on Saturday. VCU is the highest ranked team Drake has faced so far this season. Unlike the match against Nebraska, the Bulldogs excelled in doubles play against the Rams. Ghorbel and McKie teamed up once again at the top spot to post an 8-3 win against Claes Goransson and Alexis Heugas. Goodman and Salibasic earned Drake the doubles point after they defeated Michael Voscek and Max Wennakowski 8-5. Mullis and Erasmus lost their match at the third spot, 8-4. Despite having a 1-0 lead, singles play did not start out well for the Bulldogs. Tied at 5-5 in the first set, Erasmus pulled out of his match due to injury. With the match now tied at 1-1, two of Drake’s younger players stepped up to increase the lead. Salibasic and Goodman made quick work of their opponents, with Goodman winning 6-2, 6-1 over Alejandro Argente at the third position while Salibasic won 6-4, 6-1 over Goransson at the

fourth position. With the Bulldogs up 3-1, VCU started to mount its comeback. Wennakowski topped Ghorbel at the top singles position, and Jaime Vazquez defeated Mullis at the sixth singles slot to tie the match at 3-3. Only McKie remained on the court. McKie, who is ranked No. 68 nationally, was in a tight match against No. 67 Alexis Heugas. After McKie won the first set 6-2, Heugas evened the match by winning the second set 6-4. The third set was a back and forth battle, and the two players finally reached the decisive third set tiebreaker. “At first I was dominating the guy, but he raised his level,” McKie said. “When I looked across the courts at the beginning of the third set, I knew it was going to come down to me. When it came to the tiebreak, I remember saying to myself, ‘Give absolutely everything and have no regrets.’” Once into the tiebreak, McKie was unstoppable. He won seven points in a row to win the match 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (0), giving the Bulldogs a 4-3 win. No. 30 VCU is the highest ranked opponent the Bulldogs have defeated in program history. “Even though I clinched the match, the other guys stepped up big time in doubles and overall for an unbelievable team effort,” McKie said. The Bulldogs will be returning home to the Roger Knapp Tennis Center this Saturday, where they will go up against North Dakota and Western Illinois at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., respectively. Morgan Dezenski | staff photographer

SENIOR JEAN ERASMUS prepares to serve against Nebraska-Kearney on Feb. 3 at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.

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Early Illinois State run dooms Bulldogs

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The Bulldogs fell to the Redbirds this past Friday, 81-57. The Bulldogs struggled with shutting down the Redbirds and were not able to overcome their shooting problems throughout the game. The Redbirds had the hot hand throughout the game and were led by Jamie Russell, who scored 16 points. Janae Smith and Brianna Puni contributed 15 points apiece. Illinois State snapped a two-game skid with Friday’s victory over Drake. At the start of the game, both teams matched each other point for point. But after the first timeout, the Redbirds jumped ahead with an 18-6 run on the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs were able to close the gap down to 34-27, but the Redbirds took charge and led the game 40-28 at halftime. Freshmen Ashley Bartow and Emma Donahue both registered career-highs in scoring with 17

and six points, respectively. Junior Morgan Reid also scored 13 points. The Bulldogs registered 38.3 percent shooting from the floor and made only 5-of-20 from behind the arc. This was the second time Drake has fallen to Illinois State on the season. Illinois State defeated Drake on Jan. 13 at the Knapp Center, 71-66. The Bulldogs played a more collected game the first time around and better handled the Redbirds’ defense. Sophomore Kyndal Clark was guarded heavily by the Redbirds and didn’t score until the opening of the second half. Clark only managed to score four points. The Redbirds were able to shut down the Bulldogs and prevent them from coming back in the second half, draining 61 percent of their shots. The Bulldogs faced Indiana State on Sunday in Terre Haute, Ind. Results from that game will be available in the next issue of The Times-Delphic.

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Late defensive slips lead to Bulldog collapse Illinois State controls tempo in second half to defeat Drake Taylor Soule

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FIFTH-YEAR SENIOR CHRIS HINES drives inside against an Illinois State defender on Wednesday night at the Knapp Center. Drake’s defense fell flat in the second half against the Redbirds, who won 94-86.

Five Bulldogs reached double figures in scoring compared to the Redbirds’ four. Drake drained 12 3-pointers compared to Illinois State’s six. The Bulldogs shot 42.9 percent from behind the arc while the Redbirds shot 33.3 percent. Drake’s noteworthy statistics omit last Wednesday’s collapse, though. They omit the Bulldogs’ shaky shooting down the stretch. They omit Illinois State’s steady second half play. Mostly, they omit the final score — 94-86 in the Redbirds’ favor. The devastating loss dropped No. 8 Drake to 5-7 in Missouri Valley Conference play. After a 0-4 start against MVC opponents, Drake staged a turnaround with wins over Valley powerhouses Creighton and Indiana State. On Wednesday night, however, Drake’s turnaround stalled, disappointing the Bulldogs and the Bulldog faithful alike. A transformed Illinois State squad surprised the Knapp Center in the second half. As the Redbirds nailed shot after shot en route to a late 16-2 run, the Bulldogs’ struggled to replicate the first half, a half defined by nine Drake treys. “We didn’t defend in the second half, and that’s how a team comes back from the lead that we had in the first half and even in the second half and gets the win,” said Drake head coach Mark Phelps in a Drake athletics press release. “So, disappointing. We turned the ball over down the home stretch.” Fifth-year senior Chris Hines echoed Phelps’ frustration. “We didn’t take care of the ball, and we needed to at that time,” Hines said. “We know how to. We know we can, and we just didn’t do it.” That late lapse contrasted Drake’s first half performance. Nine 3-pointers translated into a 17-point advantage with 5:56 left in the first stanza. Drake closed the half with a Jordan Clarke layup to enter the break with a 51-

40 edge. When the Bulldogs hit Ron Pearson Court after the break, though, that three-point fairytale had ended, leaving shaky shooting and defensive slips in its wake. “We shot the ball so well in the first half,” said senior Ben Simons. “You can’t bank on that happening the whole game. You have to get stops and didn’t do that, unfortunately, down the stretch and didn’t make enough plays, really, anywhere to win the game.” Wednesday’s win improved Illinois State to 5-7 in MVC play, ranking a spot ahead of Drake in seventh. Seniors Tyler Brown and Jackie Carmichael led the Redbirds with 25 and 23 points, respectively. Five Bulldogs scored in double figures on Friday. Junior Richard Carter led the way with 17 points. Hines contributed 16 points. Simons finished with 13 tallies. The senior Clarke registered a doubledouble with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman Joey King recorded 11 points on the night. With the Illinois State defeat lingering, the Bulldogs look to rebound with a victory over MVC powerhouse Wichita State at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in Wichita, Kan. Wednesday’s contest welcomes a chance to avenge the Shockers’ 75-63 triumph on Jan. 2 at the Knapp. Led by junior Cleanthony Early, the Shockers rank third in the Valley. Early averages 14.6 points per game. With the sting of last Wednesday’s loss still lingering, a single goal prevails as Drake awaits a dangerous Wichita State squad. “We need to play better down the home stretch,” Phelps said.

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Get to know your Drake Intramurals supervisors This week, I am going to write something a little different. Hopefully, you know a little about me already, but there are six supervisors and four junior supervisors on our staff. They are pretty awesome, so here is a chance to get to meet them all. Kari Budnik – Intern I mentioned in my last article that Budnik has made the leap from supervisor to intramurals intern. Budnik is third in command for all things intramurals. In the past, Budnik has been known for her quiet demeanor. Word to the wise: Do not mistake her demeanor for passiveness. Budnik is as tough

as nails and knows her rulebook by heart. As a side note, I mistyped her email address last week. Her real email address is kari. budnik@drake.edu. Sorry for the mistake. Adrea Holler – P3 Holler is our most experienced member on staff. Holler has experience and wisdom in all things intramurals and has a calming effect on our staff. While newer supervisors, (like myself), make mistakes and panic, Holler is as cool as an October flag football game. Spenser Kockler – Senior Kockler has gone above and beyond his

position of supervisor this year. He has assisted Bill Moorman and Budnik with trainings. He also attended a NIRSA conference, where he honed his flag football skills. This will be Kockler’s last year at intramurals, and he makes it harder everyday to say goodbye. Tyler Gillmore – Senior Gillmore returns for his sophomore supervising year as a senior. Always prompt, Gillmore is a model supervisor for younger generations. He is committed enough to work the six-hour Sunday shift in the blistering heat or freezing rain. With Gillmore’s experience, it would take more than a technical foul to ruffle his feathers. Just like Kockler, we say goodbye to Gillmore with a heavy heart. Frances Thomas – Junior Thomas and I have risen through the intramural ranks together. Since the first intramurals meeting our freshman year, I have learned many things about Thomas. One of the most important things is this — do not argue with her. Many have tried and all have lost. Jake Wasserman – Junior Wasserman is returning to his position as supervisor from a semester abroad in Spain. People might speculate that Wasserman has lost a step or two while traversing Europe, however, these people will learn quickly that they were wrong, very wrong. Constantly equipped to handle any challenge, Wasserman has stepped back into his role as supervisor without a hitch. Alyssa Mougin – Sophomore (Junior Supervisor) Mougin has a stunning ability to referee with a great sense of humor. Whether it is watching a fellow supervisor crawl off the court after refusing her help or refereeing Duff on her first week back, Mougin takes everything in stride. Forrest Wrede – Sophomore (Junior Supervisor) Wrede is the standard for which all of-

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ficials should emulate. Wrede got a reputation his freshman year for being a solid referee and willing to cover any shift he could. Like the rest of our junior supervisors, it was a no-brainer calling Wrede up to the big leagues. Matt Bentz – Sophomore (Junior Supervisor) Bentz is a ridiculously talented official. Watching Bentz officiate is like watching a ballet, if this ballet was performed by a choir of Fox 40 Classics and was choreographed by the president of NIRSA. Pam Sanford – Sophomore (Junior Supervisor) Sanford is well versed in the rules of intramurals and a resident field hockey expert. She is also another recruit from the pharmacy major. Hopefully, she will follow in the footsteps of Holler and have an extended stay in our intramurals family.

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ways to show your love for drake ... Kiss at the Kissing Rock • Learn the words to the Fight Song • Expose yourself to new experiences, like arts or cultural events • Expose your charitable side by running the Nearly Naked Mile — and donating your cast-off duds • Join an intramural sport • Ride a bike to class … with Drake Athletics trading cards in the spokes • Work out at the Bell Center, Knapp Center or Underground Fitness • Start a scrapbook of all of your memories from Drake • When you make a restaurant reservation, use the name “Drake Rox” • Commit a random act of kindness on campus • Play flag football or Frisbee in Helmick Commons • Invite an international classmate to come home with you for the weekend • Catch a Bucksbaum Lecture on campus — the March 27 speaker is former president of Mexico Vicente Fox • Take your photo by the Bronze Bulldog located outside of Drake Stadium • Take a walk down Greek street • Enter a float in the Relays Parade • Start collecting T-shirts of all your favorite campus organizations, philanthropies and events. See how many you have upon graduation • Cheer on famous Drake alumni: catch Michael Emerson in “Person of Interest” on CBS , watch the Baltimore Ravens’ Billy Cundiff play AFC football and golf clap for Masters champion Zach Johnson • Go to Drake Day at the Iowa State Fair • Reunite with your FYS friends at Mars Café • Connect to Drake alumni in Des Moines or your hometown and share your stories about Drake • Take a tour of the painted bulldogs on campus • Eat dinner at the Drake Diner • Say thank you to our Drake Security officers for keeping campus safe … and for the entertaining security reports in The Times-Delphic • Take a trip into Downtown Des Moines … wearing your Drake attire, of course • Take part in campus philanthropy — whether it’s Greek affiliated, Relay for Life or Reggie’s Sleepout, join the fight to make a difference • Eat a meal at Jethro’s BBQ and tackle the Emmenecker • Support local business — take in an indie film at the Varsity Theatre • Enjoy one of Drake’s multicultural events • Volunteer in the Drake neighborhood • Join the Student Alumni Association • Write a letter to the editor of The Times-Delphic • Pass down a piece of Drake gear to a first-year student • Send a thank you note to Wanda Everage; this is her last semester at Drake • Propose a cool event idea to the Student Activities Board

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