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Monday February 18, 2013

Campus Calendar Monday Petitions become available for 2013-14 Student Body Executive Officer Positions 8-9 a.m. Student Life Center

Tuesday Jennifer Angus: Magpie Tendencies 12-4 p.m. Anderson Gallery Professor Mingxia Wang’s presentation “Adverse Drug Reactions and Medications Safety in China” 7-8:30 p.m. Harvey Ingham 104


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Olympian withdraws from Relays Taylor Soule

Sports Editor

South African “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius faces a murder charge in the Valentine’s Day shooting death of his girlfriend, 29-year-old Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius was slated to compete at the Drake Relays in April. Drake athletics confirmed Pistorius’ withdrawal from the Drake Relays in a press release: “Our

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thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Reeva Steenkamp. We have been in contact with a representative for Oscar Pistorius and understand that he will not be competing in the Drake Relays.” Steenkamp was shot four times at Pistorius’ upscale home in Pretoria, South Africa, in the early hours of Feb. 14. A 9 mm pistol was found inside the home. Pistorius, 26, cried and covered his face after he was charged with

Steenkamp’s murder in court on Friday. He remains in custody in Pretoria as he awaits a bail hearing on Tuesday. The charge against Pistorius stunned the track community just six months after the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Pistorius, who was born without fibulas in both legs, rose to fame as the first double amputee to run in the Olympics. He earned the nickname “Blade Runner” thanks to his carbon-fiber pros-

green light Emma Wilson

Staff Writer

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VIEWERS (left) check out the carnival before the show. CAST MEMBERS (right) pose before hand.

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The Vagina Monologues returned to Drake University this semester with a nearly packed theater. The Vagina Monologues took place Feb. 14-17 in Sussman Theatre. Before the monologues there was a carnival featuring chocolate vaginas, mocktails, a “make-yourown vagina” stand, a thrift shop and booths for Students Advocating for Gender Equality (SAGE), Colleges Against Cancer and Monsoon. Seniors Sheila Brassel and Caitlin O’Donnell directed The Vagina Monologues this year. Over the years, the monologues have come to be a “cornerstone of Drake programming,” said Brassel.

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thetic legs. Though he failed to medal in London, Pistorius inspired fans and competitors alike. When Pistorius finished last in his 400 semifinal heat on Aug. 5, eventual gold medalist Kirani James traded bibs with Pistorius. At the London Paralympic Games a month later, Pistorius claimed three medals.

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“(The Vagina Monologues) create a setting that fosters critical thought about the systems that disadvantage women,” Brassel said. “(It is) nice (for women) to have things they’ve thought about or just talked about with their girlfriends finally acknowledged,” O’Donnell said. The Vagina Monologues are a series of monologues written by Eve Ensler in 1996. It was first performed in Greenwich Village, New York and has now been translated into many different languages and performed all over the world. The monologues range from funny to heartbreaking to empowering and bring to light many issues that are frequently pushed under the table by modern society, including sexual violence. “(The) performances were re-

ally funny, but they also made me a lot more aware about sexual violence especially about how wide spread it is,” first-year Jaqui Branch said. Branch’s favorite part was the end when audience members were asked to stand if they or someone they know had been a victim of sexual violence or abuse. “One in four college women will be sexually assaulted,” O’Donnell said. O’Donnell described how before seeing the monologues she didn’t realize how widespread sexual violence was but after the show she came to realize what a significant issue it was. This motivated her to educate others and push for change.

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Senate had a busy second week back at Drake University. There were eight new motions and some unfinished business from last week. This week, senate unanimously approved a new organization. The Middle East Peace & Prosperity Alliance. The organization is different than others on Drake’s campus because it will be solely centered on the Middle East as opposed to other organizations who may briefly focus on the Middle East as well as other areas. The organization will tie together philanthropy, education and advocacy and plans to bring in many speakers. According to the group, “reading what comes out of western media isn’t always enough.” The Middle East Peace and Prosperity Alliance believes that their group will help students embody Drake’s mission statement and make students “global citizens.” The organization is currently working with the American Friends Service Committee to host an interfaith forum on Israel and Palestine. Senate officially approved the name change for the organization formerly known as Student in

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Social media interacts with current, future students

Emily Sadecki

Staff Writer

These days social media is used for practically everything from posting funny pictures of pets to promoting philanthropies and events. The Drake University admissions office is no exception and is harnessing the power of social media to connect with potential students as well as link them to other admitted students. Evan Favreau, an admissions counselor and a digital media specialist, works with social media specifically for the admissions office, which includes multiple Facebook pages and a Twitter account. The most activity is on the admitted students page, he said.


There students can ask questions and talk to other students that have also been admitted for that year. They have gotten a lot of positive feedback from students talking to their counselors as the resource has developed. “The whole point of it is to have a venue for admitted students who know they are coming to Drake or think they are coming to Drake to chat with each other, learn more and ask questions if they have them,” Favreau said. Monika Makowiecki is a firstyear student that found her current roommate using the class of 2016 admissions Facebook page. “I think a Facebook page is beneficial in that it makes people feel a greater sense of community,” said Makowiecki. “I think it also


makes people feel more comfortable coming to school because they have interacted with people already.” Aside from the admitted students pages, the admissions office has a separate Facebook page. Posted on the profile are a variety of outlets to promote Drake and provide information for those students in the process of searching for a college. From the various resources that the page provides, admitted students are able to begin to imagine what their life at Drake may hold. There are photos of everything from relays to Des Moines happen-

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Flash mob joins global effort to stop violence Sarah Fulton

Staff Writer

The music began and a single woman twirled into the atrium of the Valley West Mall. Then all at once, 50 women donning red shirts ran to join her in a choreographed dance. The flash mob had begun. The event was repeated around the world on Thursday by members of the One Billion Rising movement in order to bring awareness to violence against women. The event at Valley West was led by Jen Kees, co-owner of Kee’s Camp Pole Fitness Center, in collaboration with Alysa Mozak, Drake’s coordinator for sexual vi-

olence response and healthy relationships promotion and the Student Activists for Gender Equality. Mozak, who initially did not plan to dance, said she felt so empowered that she had to join in. “I kind of felt in a whirlwind in the moment, so I was not really paying attention to how many people,” Mozak said. “Afterwards I noticed that there were almost 200 people and they were all yelling. It was really energetic.” One of those participants was senior Jessica Staskal, who joined to bring awareness to the fact one billion women will be raped or beaten in their lifetime. “Violence against women, sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking and all that stuff is very

uncomfortable for people to talk about and it is so prevalent,” Staskal said. “It is absolute(ly) prevalent in society so unless we put on The Vagina Monogloues and do a flash mob, unless we bring attention to it, people are not going to know about it.” Famous choreographer Debbie Allen choreographed the dance and the background music was sung by women affected by violence. Yet, Mozak said it was not about the dance or the dancers but the affect they could have. “(It’s great) any time you have a creative mode that express a taboo,” Mozak. “I think it is a fun way for people to understand the seriousness of what occurs. I think it will shed light in all communi-

ties.” Overall, Kees felt that the event went well but felt like the message could have been clearer. “I feel like our message about being strong and confident women was present,” Kees said. “Although I feel like next year we will have some large print signs made to have people hold around the edges to make sure spectators are aware of the true meaning.” Kees wanted the event to send a more specific message. “(Women) are not asking to be hurt,” Kees said. “We are not asking to be judged. We are just trying to be ourselves. Let us just be who we are. Let us just do that via this dance and show the world.” Besides generating awareness,

bringing students into contact with the surrounding communities was one of Mozak’s goals. “I think it bridges that gap between the communities Drake and Des Moines,” Mozak said. “It gets (students) involved in the larger Des Moines community. It is an opportunity for students to get to know how they can give back.” Kees said that giving back inspired the dancers. “The energy in their dance, knowing that this is not just going to be done as a flash mob for no reason it is being done for someone,” Kees said. “They want to be a part of something very profound. They want to stand up for someone they know maybe very closely.”

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ROUGHLY 200 PEOPLE spent their lunch hour participating in a flash mob at Valley West Mall last Thursday. The event was part of the One Billion Rising movement against sexual abuse.

VAGINAS, page 1 push for change. “Seeing ‘The Vagina Monologues’ made me more aware of what women in our society go through. I guess I didn’t know that women didn’t talk about their vaginas ever,” first-year Henry Carlson said after the performance.

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Free Enterprise (SIFE) to Enactus. The group has been in the process of rebranding for the past three years, and the name change is the final step to allow the group to have a broader mission statement. The Muslim Students’ Association was approved for one time funding for Islam Awareness Week. Sen. James Ley proposed to increase the amount of funds requested from $693.15 to $893.15 in order to give the speaker at the event an honorarium — the motion carried.

The Vagina Monologues have met significant conservative backlash due to what critics view as unsavory content. Cast member Kylie Rush, junior, spoke of how even on Drake’s campus sexual violence is swept under the rug. She thinks that Drake should be proud of the students on campus advocating for gender equality who “try

Islam Awareness Week will focus on breaking down Islamic stereotypes and increasing interfaith communication. The event will sponsor several events including a film, a hijab challenge, a speaker open to both campus and the public and a fast with a meal at sunset. The motion passed unanimously. A graduate school organization, the Iowa Rehabilitation Association was officially approved as a new organization. It will only be open to graduate students for the time being, but if Drake were to start a rehabilitation program for undergraduates, they would

to bring light to controversial issues.” Brassel believes that to create sustainable change in cultures around the world “ ... we need to really look at the entirely of women’s experiences and see how violence and sexism trickles down through the process.” Brassel challenges society to “empower

also be welcome. The group hopes to promote disability awareness around campus and host a conference for Drake students and staff. Chinese Students’ Association was approved for one time funding for Chinese Night. Chinese Night is the Chinese Students’ Association’s biggest event of the year. The theme for this year is, “Step into the Past.” The motion carried and was passed unanimously. Drake University Honors Magazine was approved for one-time funding. They requested funding because they are no longer funded

Calling all prospective editors! Now is the time to apply for next year’s editorial positions for Drake’s student publications. -The Times-Delphic Editor-in-Chief -The Times-Delphic Business Manager -DUiN Editor-in-Chief -DrakeMag Editor-in-Chief -Periphery Editor-in-Chief -Drake Broadcasting System President -DUH Magazine Editor-in-Chief Applications and job descriptions are available in SLC and are due to Rebecca Mataloni, BSC vice chair at rebecca.mataloni@drake. edu by 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 25.


women at all stages to try to move to end that sort of violence.” The proceeds from the Vagina Carnival went to Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa, an organization offering services for women within the Asian community and beyond. “They combat domestic violence issues, sexual assault, most-

by the honors program. They are now funded by the Board of Student Communications but were not put into the budget for 201213. The African Student Association requested one time funding for the African Renaissance Night. It requested funding because its performers changed the amount of money they were requesting. Sen. Ekta Haria proposed an amendment to allocate an extra $500 for the event, however Sens. Stephen Slade, Breanna Thompson and Vice-President David Karaz pointed out that the SFAC

ly by promoting social, economic and political self determination of women,” said Brassel. Brassel and O’Donnell said they hope that the Vagina Monologues will continue to inspire change at Drake and as O’Donnell said, make Drake a “more vaginafriendly campus.” chose to allocate a specific amount of money to the organization for a reason. The amendment did not carry but the motion carried unanimously. South Asian Students’ Association (SASA) requested one time funding to go to the South Asian Student Associate Conference called Nachte Raho in Iowa City. Attending the conference allows SASA to connect with other South Asian student groups and find performers for Diwali night. The motion passed by acclimation.


In Matt Roth’s column concerning the water bottle ban, in the Feb. 14 edition of The TimesDelphic, it was misstated that the ban was not going to be implemented on campus. The ban is set to start during the fall 2013 semester. Sodexo Catering will

MEDIA, page 1 There are photos of everything from relays to Des Moines happenings to cute pictures of Spike and Porterhouse, as well as contact information, statuses about opportunities that students have taken advantage of, pictures of the firstyear residents’ halls and reminders about different deadlines. The focus is very student oriented and encourages students to seek help if needed. Shantell Heins is in the process of making her college decision and was recently admitted to Drake. In her search, she has found that Drake has had the most active social media presence comparative to other schools. The admissions office has also dabbled in other outlets of social

work to implement the change by bringing in more bottle filling stations. Student Senate and the university President’s Cabinet both supported the change. We apologize for the mistake.

media, such as a YouTube channel, Instagram and Pinterest Favreau said. Through social media, they are able to reach out to students in a way that is familiar to them in the craziness that can sometimes come with the college search. Favreau sees social media remaining an active presence in the Drake admission process for years to come.



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Opinions&Editorials Column


LinkedIn expands professional network

Argo: hostage crisis movie

Site for sharing resumes looks to connect people to jobs

Katherine Hunt Columnist The world’s largest professional network? As fancy and puffed up as it sounds, it’s actually true. is actually the world’s largest professional network, with over 200 million members, allowing business professionals from all over the world to connect on a social media platform devoted to careers and connections. As a business major, I had to get a LinkedIn as a requirement for one of my classes. It was one of the best decisions (even if forced) that I have ever made.


While you can connect with offers some features that other your classmates, you can also con- social media sites like Twitter and nect with busiFacebook don’t. Mainness profesly, LinkedIn gives sionals known young professionfrom Drake Unials a place to post versity or interntheir resume and ships. Also, Linke- “LinkedIn successes that dIn doesn’t have gives young could give them a limit on how a technological many experiences professionals and competitive or how many ac- a place to post edge. Additiontivities a user was ally, users can involved in. Using their resume and see who has been this feature, expe- successes that looking at their rienced students profile and how and professionals could give them often their names can list all of their a technological have turned up in accomplishments, searches. and competitive experiences and From a manaachievements that edge.” gerial standpoint, may not fit on a LinkedIn has even one-page resume. more perks. Re— Katherine Hunt Since LinkedIn cruiters can type is a professional in keywords into social media site, the search tab, it’s a good way to and the top results stay in touch with that pop up are network contacts the potential without the ememployees that barrassment of last weekend’s most likely have the experience drunken activities. LinkedIn also desired. It also gives businesses

a way to further research job candidates and to make sure their resume and cover letter match up with what their profile states. Like any social networking platform, LinkedIn is not perfect. The full version costs $20, and that’s just for a single month. Also, making a LinkedIn page favorable takes a lot of time, effort and details. From extracurricular information to professional experiences, LinkedIn covers all the bases when it comes to creating a professional profile for employers. While having a LinkedIn may be a little more tedious and time consuming than updating a Twitter or Facebook account, the professional and future perks are enormous. After all, as any College of Business and Public Administration major could tell you, it’s not what you know ­­— it’s who you know. Hunt is a senior marketing and management double major and can be reached at katherine.hunt@drake. edu


Oscar predictions Olivia O’Hea Columnist It’s the most wonderful time of the year — awards season! The Academy Awards air Feb. 24 and it’s shaping up to be a tight race. I’m hoping that host Seth McFarlane (“Family Guy,” “Ted”) will lighten up the occasionally stuffy program — however, he has big shoes to fill. Last year’s host, Billy Crystal, kept the show running with witty monologues and sketches, which was a huge improvement from the flat Hathaway — Franco team in 2011. Critics predict that Daniel Day Lewis will carry Best Actor for his role as former president Abraham Lincoln, Jessica Chastain will take home Best Actress for “Zero Dark Thirty” and Anne Hathaway, who brought a collective tear to America’s eye as the role of Fantine in “Les Misérables,” will receive her first Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. All the nominations can be found on, though Best Picture is the race to watch this year. “Amour,” “Argo,” ”Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Django Unchained,” “Les Mi-

sérables,” “Life of Pi,” “Lincoln,” “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Zero Dark Thirty” are all nominated and they range in style, genre and tone. “Lincoln” and “Zero Dark Thirty” are strong frontrunners for Best Picture, though I also think (and hope) “Argo” or “Django Unchained” might take it. Though enjoyable, “Silver Linings Playbook” would definitely be a wild card. It has the backing of the Weinstein Company and David O. Russell (“The Fighter”) yet lacks the grit of dramas like “Amour.” Though “Les Misérables” and “Life of Pi” proved popular with audiences they’re long shots for Best Picture — obstructed by some negative reviews from industry critics. I usually find the Academy’s snubs just as interesting as the nominations. For instance, Christopher Nolan went unnoticed for his direction of “Dark Knight Rises,” surprising critics and audiences alike. Leonardo DiCaprio joins Nolan on the list of infamously ignored with no nomination for “Django Unchained” (in the past he’s been overlooked in “Inception,” “J. Edgar” and “Revolutionary Road.”) Finally, “Moonrise Kingdom,” the indie darling with an all-star cast (Bill Murray), was only recognized for Best Original Screenplay. You can go online to make predictions of your own — enjoy the show!

O’Hea is a first-year law, politics and society and journalism double major and can be reached at olivia.

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LOTR prequel: The Hobbit

Mixed reviews for adventure film

Delanie Downey Columnist “The Hobbit” certainly is an unexpected journey. I was taken on the grand journey to reclaim a Dwarf homeland. Bilbo Baggins, a secondary character in “Lord of the Rings,” takes the spotlight. This movie traces the adventures he alludes to in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. This great adventure seems to have generated some mixed feelings amongst fans. In my case, I unfortunately did not enjoy it. As a huge “Lord of the Rings” fan, I was more than excited to see “The Hobbit.” As I settled in with my soda and popcorn, I couldn’t wait to see what unfolded. What came before me was not what I anticipated. The graphics of this movie (compared to “Lord of the Rings” which are fairly older) were sub-par. A different filming technique similar to “Avatar” was used. The result was that everything seemed overlyanimated and a bit cheesy. This may have been perfect for “Avatar,” but it should not be the style

for “The Hobbit.” The film even recreated the Wargs, beasts that Orcs use in place of horses. They are transformed from the evil, ferocious creatures to giant wolves. Criticism aside, there were things I enjoyed. Martin Freeman, who played Bilbo Baggins, did a fantastic job. While maintaining his character, he managed to make me chuckle quite a few times. The story line was very easy to follow and it left me wanting so much more. Thankfully, there is more of Bilbo and the rest of the wonderfully entertaining cast to come. Obviously, not everyone can like this film, but if nothing else, there is always the score. Howard Shore, who composed “Lord of the Rings” as well, came to “The Hobbit” with the same beautiful and mysterious music. If you are looking for movies similar to this, then your best bet is “Lord of the Rings” (considering they are all tied together). However, if action and fantasy are what you thirst for, movies such as “Avatar,” “Alice in Wonderland” and “Brave” may satisfy you. Even though I myself didn’t enjoy this film as much as I hoped, I would definitely recommend “The Hobbit.” It may be your next favorite movie, or it may be a movie you only see once. Who knows? Go on that unexpected journey for yourself, and see what you think. Downey is a first-year English major and can be reached at delanie.

Haley Austin Columnist I’d venture to say most of you have heard of the Iranian Hostage Crisis. If you haven’t, go read the history textbook that is currently collecting dust in your dorm room. Anyway, the movie “Argo” is all about said hostage crisis, but with a twist. The majority of the American embassy workers in Iran were taken hostage when Iranian revolutionaries overtook the embassy in 1979. Somehow, six embassy workers were able to escape the embassy without the revolutionaries noticing. These six embassy workers fled to the Canadian ambassador’s house and lived there relatively unnoticed for a few months. Once word got out to the CIA that there were six hidden embassy workers, the CIA went into action. During the time the six Americans were hidden, CIA agents tried to come up with realistic ways to get these six people out without being noticed. A few hurdles were that these embassy workers couldn’t be American, couldn’t be teachers and couldn’t be reporters. Another hurdle was that travel during this time required certain documentation of when you showed up, whom you came with and when you were going home. You’d keep one copy and the airport would keep the other. That, my friends, is a wrench in the road if I’ve ever heard one. Every option the CIA came up with was a bad option. The Argo option was the “best” bad option. The whole time I watched this movie, I was at the edge of my seat and my heart was racing. Argo was originally a secret mission until President Clinton revealed what happened during his presidency. I won’t give away the whole plot, but this story, which is based on true events, is incredible. While I’m sure the studio took some creative liberties, “Argo’” seems like a historically accurate film. The actors look eerily similar to the real escaped embassy workers and the story line is easy to follow with a lot of close calls. If you like “Zero Dark Thirty,” you’re sure to like “Argo.” If you live in America, you’re sure to like “Argo.” If you are an exchange student, you’re still going to like “Argo.” Go see it next Friday at 9 p.m. in Sussman Theatre. Redbox it when it comes out. Buy it. But really, anyone who sees this movie will love it.

Austin is a sophomore creative advertising major and can be reached at

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Features Academics

Take a Look

Resources Anti-bullying campaign in DSM help grades Bateman team promotes being an ‘upstander’

Katie Ericson

Staff Writer

We’ve all had that class. The one where the workload is massive, the assignments are brutal and the class itself is intimidating. Sometimes we scrape by and manage to survive with nothing but sheer luck. Other times we need help. That is where Drake University’s resources come into play. From the Writer’s Workshop to the Drake Reality Series to the Counseling Center, there are plenty of opportunities and offers that can help you make it through that tough semester. For instance, if you are having a difficult time with your English or journalism class you should head to Howard 227. There you will find an experienced staff that is eager to help you improve your writing. It is free and all done one-on-one to give you the best results. Go to http://artsci.drake. edu/writersworkshop/wwshop. html to sign up for an appointment or call the workshop at (515) 271-2729. However, if you have more of a stress or psychological problem dealing with your workload or many activities, Drake University’s Counseling Center can help. The center works to help students not only with personal difficulties, but also with developmental issues that may prevent students from achieving academically through counseling and consultation. Therapists are available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and can be reached at (515) 271-3864. The center is located near the Health Center and Drake West Village One. If you are more worried about your general process of studying or working, there are a variety of seminars put on by Drake Academic Achievement aimed to help students with these issues. “Extreme Makeover: Time Management Edition,” “Dancing with the Faculty: How to Talk with Faculty” and “Deal or No Deal: Test Taking Skills” are just a few of these examples. Toward the end of each semester there is always a specific night dedicated to surviving finals. Last year was on Nov. 8 and was called “Survivor: How to Survive Finals Weeks.” These programs are set up throughout the semester, so keep an eye out for posters and signs. If you feel you need more individual attention than these programs offer, you can contact Chrystal Stanley, academic achievement coordinator, at (515) 271-3752, or at chrystal.stanley@

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BULLY-FREE 515 campaign materials are printed and ready to be distributed for Drake’s Bateman Team national competition taking place in February. Taylor Larson

Staff Writer

Middle school is the typical stomping grounds for your average bully. We’ve all been there: your hair is too short, you answered one too many questions in class or you said, “Hi,” to the wrong boy at lunch. It happens everywhere, even in Des Moines, which was Forbes’ number one place to raise a family in 2011. “A Bully-Free 515,” an antibullying program piloted by a group of Drake University students proudly named Blue Solutions, is looking to change that. The group is currently partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa. The group presents to middle school students at the McComb Boys and Girls Club every Monday. “The stories these students shared with us in the first halfhour were amazing,” Blue Solutions team member Laura Plumb said. “They opened up and shared very personal stories about the horrific things that have happened to each of them.” The group will be promoting its anti-bullying tactics to middle school students throughout the

month of February. “Our goal is to promote the idea of being a community of upstanders, a term none of the students had heard before,” Plumb said about the group’s message. The term upstander comes from Dan Olweus’s research, which many school districts use

huge element of the problem. “These students realized the importance of standing up for themselves and others to stop bullying,” said Kayla Day, sophomore and Blue Solutions team member. “They caught onto the definition quickly and could share examples of when friends stood up for them.” “Being an upstander means standing up to bullies and telling them “These students realized the to stop. It means supporting your friends importance of standing up or your enemies,” said for themselves and others to Gwen Baumgardner, stop bullying. They caught another Blue Solutions team member and juonto the definition quickly and nior. “You don’t have to could share examples of when be someone’s friend to stand up for them.” friends stood up for them.” “What really amazed me was the influence — Kayla Day, Drake sophomore of social media on the spread of bullying. It isn’t just happening at school anymore, to define bullying. Olweus de- it’s everywhere these students go. scribes bullying as being exposed Facebook hate-pages and mean to negative actions from one or text messages and tweets seemed more students in repeat occur- the norm for this group,” Plumb rences over time. The Des Moines said. “It is even more important to Public School District uses this have someone who stands up for definition, and adds that verbal you now.” and social bullying is another

The group also plans to meet with education majors on Drake’s campus to spread the word about bullying, its affects on middle school students and what it means to be an “upstander.” Social media has also played a big role in their outreach. “We’ve already reached 900 people in the first week,” Day, a third team member, of the ‘BullyFree 515’ Facebook Page, said. “Our @bullyfree515 Twitter handle is generating buzz, too. We’re hoping to grow our fan base to 515 likes and follows by the end of the month, though.” “This Monday we’ll be Instagraming in a photobooth with the McComb kids,” Plumb said. “They’re crazy about Instagram, so we’re going to try to get #bullyfree515 or #upstander trending while we’re there.” “A Bully-Free 515” will be entered into the Public Relations Student Society of America’s Bateman Competition at the end of February, but the team hopes that Boys and Girls Club will continue to implement their program. “The smiles on the kids’ faces is what we’re really after,” Day said. “Their stories are sad, and it makes us feel good to be able to make them smile for an hour.”

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

Are you wondering what fun and exciting things are happening around campus? Stay in the loop with what’s going on every week from the Student Activities Board: Get excited for Friday night, as SAB gets ready to host another event over at Mars Café. This Friday, the Dynamic Duo, a two-person act featuring slam poetry. Their style reflects many different topics ranging from video games to politics, which can provide an interesting evening to be enjoyed by everyone. So start your weekend off right with an evening spent at Mars Café and some slam poetry.

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Dynamic Duo Friday, February 22, 2013 Mars Café 7 p.m.


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PageFive Take a Look

Drake Pharmacy acceptance process intense Adorning the white lab coat worth the hard work, time


Katherine Hunt

Staff Writer

Most students at Drake University fill out an application, and submit a writing sample and transcripts to be accepted into the university. Then, they were done with the college application process for at least four years once they selected a school to attend. However, the same is not true for pharmacy majors. When first-year pre-pharmacy students start at Drake, they are only in a pre-pharmacy program and are given two years to complete several requirements before having to apply yet again to Drake University’s PharmD program. In addition to all of the necessary requirements to enter the pharmacy program, it is also a very stressful and difficult process. Other requirements of the pharmacy program include direct admission out of high school into Drake’s pre-pharmacy pro-


gram, minimum of a 3.0 overall and math/science GPA, complete 63 total credits, and successfully complete BIO 012, 13, 95; CHEM 001-4, 107-110; MATH 050; STAT 060 AND PHAR 011, 031, 051 and 071. What’s more is these requirements are just in order to be considered. Once the above prerequisites are met, hopeful PharmD students must submit a PharmCAS application with a Drake supplemental form, and complete an interview as well as a writing assessment. Alex Hendzel, P2, shared her most stressful part of the application process. “I was nervous about the timed essay, mostly because we didn’t have any idea what topic it would even be focused on,” Hendzel said. As difficult as acceptance is into the PharmD program, there are also some major rewards that come with the hard work. If a student is in the guaranteed consideration program (admitted during

senior year in high school), then a pharmacy student can complete his or her PharmD program in just six years, which normally takes eight years of undergraduate studies plus more courses at the graduate program. Drake University also offers these high scholastic achievers a dual-degree program, allowing PharmD candidates to pursue a master of business administration, master of public administration, or a juris doctorate at the same time as completing their PharmD program. While the road to getting into pharmacy school may be tough, it is well worth the reward. Hendzel also offered this advice to prospective pharmacy students and to those going through the difficult application process. “Relax,” Hendzel said. “As long as you have maintained your grades and are a well-rounded student, you’ll have no problem getting in.”



THE WHITE COAT CEREMONY is photographed by pharmacy students and family as they accept their lab coats and are admitted into Drake’s Pharmacy School after a grueling application process in the fall.

Student teaching improves confidence, ability in field Katie Ericson

Staff Writer

One of Drake University’s largest programs is the School of Education. With 14 different endorsement options for undergraduate elementary and secondary education majors, 13 for graduate students, and over 1,000 students it’s considered one of the best education programs in the Midwest. A major part of this program is student teaching. Thanks to the many schools in Des Moines and the surrounding cities, students have an opportunity to be placed in one of the participating schools and teach part time during the year. This gives students an opportunity to gain real world ex-

perience and get a head start with takes as long as you admit you genuine scenarios and conflicts their teaching career. were wrong and make necessary are massive. By having students Sophomore Kristen Bram- corrections,” Bramhall said. engage in actual teaching before hall, an English they graduate, Drake ensures that — language arts its students will have and journalism less of a shock when “Having a practicum has taught me so secondary educathey begin teaching tion major, is takcompared to those who much. It has taught me to be patient, ing a practicum have only been introto listen more than I speak and to that’s giving her duced to the theories accept that it’s okay to make mistakes these advantages. and ideas in someone By teaching freshelse’s classroom. as long as you admit you were wrong man English classes “When I was going and make necessary corrections.” at Urbandale High into my practicum I was School, she has a little nervous that I — Kristen Bramhall, Drake sophomore learned a lot. would hate it and maybe “Having a practiteaching wasn’t what I cum has taught thought it would be, me so much. It has and maybe I would taught me to be patient, to be terrible at it like I listen more than I speak and to The differences between class- was afraid of,” Bramhall said. “But accept that it’s okay to make mis- room examples and activities, and that wasn’t the case at all. You just

have to throw yourself into it completely.” Bramhall also explained why she loves Drake’s program. Each state has different requirements for teachers to pass in order for them to be allowed to teach in that state. Iowa has some of the strictest requirements for teaching certificates anywhere in the country. “That means I could get my certificate here, and I would have all of the credentials needed to teach in any other state. Rather than having to take another class in that state to have all the necessary credentials,” she said. “That is a very big deal. That means that Drake’s education school takes all of the standards that students have to meet to receive their degree very seriously.”

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FEB. 18, 2013 | Page 6

Sports Women’s Basketball

Drake topples Missouri State to snap skid Bartow, Clark score 19 points apiece to pace Bulldogs

Joel Venzke | staff photographer

FRESHMAN ASHLEY BARTOW drives to the basket against a pair of Missouri State defenders on Feb. 16 at the Knapp Center. Bartow finished with a team-high 19 points against the Bears. Taylor Soule

Sports Editor

Freshman Ashley Bartow and sophomore Kyndal Clark scored 19 points apiece to lift Drake over Missouri Valley Conference rival Missouri State on Saturday at the Knapp Center, 75-64. The win snapped a four-game losing streak, improving the Bulldogs to 8-16 overall and 3-10 in MVC play. “Tonight’s win was just a huge, huge, huge, huge feat for us today because we’ve struggled, and everybody knows that, but our players did not stop fighting tonight,” head coach Jennie Baranczyk said in a Drake athletics press release. The young Bulldogs maintained composure throughout the 40 minutes, containing the Bears’ late offensive surges. “We sustained every run,” Baranczyk said. “We never let the lead go, we maintained that the entire second half, and so I am really, really proud of our effort.” The Bulldogs opened the game with a statement, sinking four of their first six baskets en route to a 10-0 advantage. At 7:20, the Bears fi-

nally answered with a bucket of their own. Drake entered the break with a 38-28 lead. A transformed Missouri State squad hit the court after halftime, narrowing the gap to two possessions off a string of Drake misses. Sophomore Liza Heap stopped the Bears’ run with a couple of key buckets. Baraczyk noted Heap’s turnaround since a shaky performance against Illinois State on Feb. 8. “She led our comeback,” Baranczyk said. “She goes from not playing at all in the Illinois State game, comes back to practice the next day, has great energy, has great presence. She comes in in the Indiana State game, she leads our comeback in that game. And then, in the last two games, she started for us, and we can’t keep her off the floor.” Heap’s resourceful, relentless attitude energized the Bulldogs on Saturday. “I mean, there’s so many things she can do,” Baranczyk said. “She provides so much versatility for us and a great attitude. She goes, and she goes, and she goes, and she does what we need to do to win.” That Heap surge translated into key defen-

Women’s Basketball Calendar FEB. 10 @ Indiana State L, 59-48

FEB. 14 vs. Wichita State L, 74-65

FEB. 16 vs. Missouri State W, 75-64

FEB. 21 @ Bradley 6 p.m.

sive stops down the stretch. Heap finished with seven points and five rebounds. Besides 19 points, Clark registered seven rebounds, five assists and three steals. Redshirt sophomore guard Carly Grenfell contributed 10 points. Kenzie Williams led Missouri State with 17 points. Though the Bulldogs snapped a skid with Saturday’s victory, the celebration gave way to new goals. “We need to do a better job on the boards,” Baranczyk said. “That’s going to be a big factor for us, especially going on the road. The other thing we need to do is we need to continue to maintain our composure and play our basketball because we do go through some lulls, but we’re getting some really good shots in those lulls, and we just have to knock them down.” Drake opens a three-game road stand against Valley rival Bradley at 6 p.m. on Thursday in Peoria, Ill. With the excitement of Saturday still lingering, the Bulldogs look to parlay that momentum into a string of MVC road victories.

FEB. 23 @ UNI 2 p.m.

MARCH 03 @ Creighton 2:05 p.m.

MARCH 07 vs. Southern Illinois 7:05 p.m.


Intramural regulars enliven competition year after year

“The Beaver has an ID.” Many intramural regulars are not surprised to learn that Duff has started its intramural season with a bang. Anyone who does not understand that last statement may want to pay close attention to this article. Today we are going to talk about some favorite, regular teams who return year after year to intramural basketball, including Duff. The Firm Always fierce, the Firm shows the benefits of a few extra years in school. Some of the members on these teams started their undergraduate careers at Drake and continued on to law school. This extra experience has given them an edge in their intramural careers. In addition to their experience, these future lawyers know how to be aggressive. They go to school to learn how to win an argument. It is not surprising that

they have an extra edge in any competition. Not to mention, they all seem to be at least six feet tall. I think it’s a conspiracy. Old Guys If the Firm has an edge on the competition because of its experience, these guys should be intramural champions for every sport. In the past few years there has always been a team made up of experienced Drake faculty. This team always gives everyone a run for his money. They may not move as quickly as freshmen, but they certainly know all the tricks of intramurals. This is a team we have not seen around much this year. Hopefully, it will come out of retirement soon. Any Sports Teams These are the teams that make other intramural contestants groan when they see the schedule. Many of Drake’s athletic teams play intramurals as a team bond-


ing activity. Obviously, they cannot play their specific sport but their natural athleticism is lethal on any playing field. For example, the volleyball team won competi-

Joanie Barry Columnist tive basketball last year. It is hard to compete with their height and talent no matter what the sport. So, if you see a Drake athletic team

on your schedule, I would recommend a few extra pushups before your game. Duff Last, but certainly not least, is Duff. Duff is a basketball team comprised of FIJI men. Duff’s goal is not to win the coveted intramural championship shirt but to push the limit to every intramural rule. It is hard to describe Duff to anyone who hasn’t seen it in action. However, as I mentioned earlier, Duff returned to the Bell Center with vigor this season. This story sums up Duff pretty perfectly. Anyone familiar with Duff knows its mascot, the Beaver. The Beaver is literally a stuffed beaver that accompanies Duff to all of its games and sometimes tries to make substitutions. A few years ago, the Beaver took the jump ball to start the game. However, a problem arose with the Beaver. All intramural contestants know no

ID, no play. The rule applies to all players, including the stuffed variety. This year however, Duff threw a new one at us. They have an ID for the Beaver. It is a real Drake ID including a picture of the Beaver. According to our rules, if the person has an ID they can play, right? Unfortunately for Duff though, the point of the ID rule is to make sure people are students. It is pretty obvious that the Beaver was not a student. That leads me to my rule of the week. Everyone knows no ID, no play. Now it feels necessary to say that the ID must contain a picture of an actual student. As always, stay safe and play ball. Barry is a junior radio-television and secondary education double major and can be reached at joan.



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PageSeven Men’s Basketball

Late Panther run dooms Bulldogs

Morgan Cannata | staff photographer

JUNIOR GARY RICKS JR. (left) prepares to pass the ball against in-state rival Northern Iowa on Feb. 16 at the Knapp Center. The Panthers beat the Bulldogs, 71-64. FIFTH-YEAR SENIOR CHRIS HINES (right) looks for an open teammate against Northern Iowa on Saturday. Hines led Drake with 18 points. The Bulldogs face Missouri Valley Conference rival Bradley on Wednesday.

Taylor Soule

Sports Editor

Northern Iowa needed a single run to doom Drake 71-64 on Saturday night at the Knapp Center. The Panthers opened the late run with a 3-pointer, forecasting a half defined by UNI treys. UNI drained six second half 3-pointers en route to 53.8 percent shooting behind the arc. That staggering percentage coupled with 18 Bulldog turnovers lifted No. 4 Northern Iowa to 9-6 in the Missouri Valley Conference while No. 9 Drake fell to 5-10. The Panthers extended their winning streak to four as the Bulldogs extended their losing streak to four. Drake head coach Mark Phelps cited offensive lapses and turnovers in the Drake defeat. “We didn’t keep pace at the offensive end with them, and that was really the key in the game,” Phelps said. “We have not been a team that has taken care of the ball well enough this year, and that obviously hurt us again tonight with the 18 turnovers. Against a very good team, you can’t have 18 turnovers.” Neither team controlled the tempo in the opening half. At the 13:15 mark, freshman guard Micah Mason drained a 3-pointer off a steal by redshirt senior forward Jordan Clarke to take a 16-12 lead. A play later, though, Northern Iowa’s Jake Koch answered with a jumper to close the defi-

cit at 16-14. Koch hit a 3-pointer a possession later to claim a 17-16 Panther advantage. The in-state rivals traded buckets as time ticked away. Northern Iowa entered the locker room with a 33-32 halftime lead. At halftime, Drake students performed a Bulldog rendition of “Harlem Shake,” a dance popularized on YouTube. The opening minutes of the second half mirrored the first half, as neither squad dictated play. Fifth-year senior Chris Hines knocked down a trey at 16:01 to edge UNI, 39-35. Again, though, the Panthers answered with a 3-pointer of their own to close the gap at 39-38 with 15:43 left on the clock. The Panthers seized momentum starting at 12:57, when Marc Sonnen drowned a 3-pointer to even the score at 44 points apiece. Within five minutes, Northern Iowa netted two more treys to take a 52-46 lead. UNI’s lead stretched to as many as 11 as the half ticked away. Though a late scoring spree by Mason narrowed the Panther lead to 63-57 with 38 seconds left, Bulldog fans exited early as Drake fouled. Sonnen and Anthony James led the Panthers with 17 points apiece. Four Bulldogs reached double figures in scoring. Hines led the way with 18 points. Clarke finished with 13 points. Mason and redshirt junior center Seth VanDeest each contributed 10 points. With the Missouri Valley Conference Cham-

pionship just weeks away, the young Bulldogs will have to mature quickly. “We just have to take care of the ball better,” Phelps said. “The turnovers are not of any one particular variety. We’ve had some travels. We’ve had the opponent get steals. It’s not something that we have been good at this year. “We have, obviously, the majority of our ball handling authorities taken by two new guys, one in (junior guard) Richard Carter and one in Micah Mason, and they lack the experience of playing in this league at high levels, but, I think, overall, everybody kind of contributes.” Though inexperience has contributed to the Bulldogs’ turnover problem, Phelps stressed the entire team’s role in Drake’s shaky ball handling. “It has been an equal opportunity turnover problem for our team,” Phelps said. Besides the turnovers, Hines noted the Bulldogs’ struggle to score inside in the second half. “We needed to get the ball in the paint more,” Hines said. “If we had done that, it would have helped a lot of other things.” Though several factors contributed to a fourth consecutive Valley loss, VanDeest praised the Bulldogs’ effort on Saturday. “I think we put forth a good effort,” VanDeest said. “It’s just the little things we have to change.” The Bulldogs return to the Knapp at 7:05 p.m. on Wednesday against MVC rival Bradley.

Men’s Basketball Calendar FEB. 10 @ Evansville L, 84-78

FEB. 13 @ Wichita State L, 71-56

FEB. 16 vs. UNI L, 71-64

FEB. 20 vs. Bradley 7:05 p.m.

FEB. 23 vs. Green Bay 7:05 p.m.

FEB. 27 @ Indiana State 6:05 p.m.

MARCH 02 vs. Southern Illinois 7:05 p.m.

Men’s Tennis

No. 41 Bulldogs cruise past North Dakota, Western Illinois Taylor Soule

Sports Editor

The No. 41 Drake men’s tennis team swept North Dakota and Western Illinois 7-0 on Saturday at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center, extending the Bulldogs’ winning streak to nine. Drake claimed the doubles point over North Dakota in quick fashion. That early momentum translated into a 7-0 victory, without a single tiebreak. The No. 3 duo of senior Ryan Drake and sophomore Grant Tes-

mer claimed the first victory of the day with an 8-6 decision over North Dakota’s David Bergstrom and Jared Vigen. Drake’s No. 2 pairing of junior Robin Goodman and sophomore Ben Mullis finished next with an 8-2 win against Grant Bakke and Ryan McGuigan. Sophomore Alen Salibasic and freshman Ben Lott clinched the doubles point with an 8-6 victory over Connor Oberle and Josh Oothoudt. Singles competition followed suit as the Bulldogs won easily across the board. No. 1 Goodman opened singles

play with a statement, thanks to a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Oothoudt. Salibasic followed Goodman’s lead at the No. 2 position, winning a swift 6-1, 6-2 match against North Dakota’s McGuigan. Drake finished the last four singles matches with ease. No. 3 Mullis defeated Oberle, 6-3, 6-1. At No. 4, Lott dispatched Joe Lee, 6-2, 6-1. Tesmer registered a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Will Biernat at the No. 5 spot. The closest match came at No. 6, where Drake beat Bakke, 6-3, 6-3. Hours later, the Bulldogs routed Western Illinois, 7-0.

Drake controlled the match early on, winning the doubles point convincingly. The No. 2 team of Goodman and Mullis finished first with a victory over Brandon Meeker and Ben Yue, 8-2. At No. 1, Salibasic and Lott defeated Mitch Granger and Bradley Holt, 8-2. The pairing of Drake and Tesmer sealed the doubles point with an 8-4 win against the Leathernecks’ Chris Bunch and Max Cedarkall. The Bulldogs cruised through the second batch of singles matches on Saturday. No. 5 Tesmer blanked Meeker 6-0, 6-0 to start

play. No. 2 Goodman finished next with a 6-4, 6-2 triumph over Yue. Drake completed the 7-0 sweep with wins from Salibasic, Lott, Mullis and Drake. No. 1 Salibasic had little trouble against Holt en route to a 6-4, 6-0 victory. Lott claimed a 6-2, 6-1 decision against Granger at No. 3. Mullis dropped just two games to defeat Cedarkall, 6-0, 6-2. Drake earned Saturday’s last victory with a 6-1, 6-1 ledger over Bunch at No. 6. The Bulldogs return to action against Western Michigan Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. in Iowa City.



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1. JUNIOR GUARD ALYSSA MARSCHNER drives to the basket against Missouri State on Saturday at the Knapp Center. The Bulldogs defeated the Bears 75-64 in their annual Hoops 4 Hope game. 2. SENIOR FORWARD JORDAN CLARKE makes a move around a UNI defender. Clarke recorded a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. 3. JUNIOR FORWARD MORGAN REID jumps to shoot a layup against Missouri State. 4. SOPHOMORE GUARD KYNDAL CLARK shoots a layup over a Missouri State defender on Saturday at the Knapp Center. Clark scored a gamehigh 19 points. 5. SOPHOMORE FORWARD LIZA HEAP leaps to shoot a layup against Missouri State on Saturday afternoon at the Knapp Center. 6. A REFEREE watches as the Drake menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team takes on Northern Iowa on Saturday. The Panthers defeated the Bulldogs, 71-64. 7. JUNIOR GUARD GARY RICKS JR. prepares to pass to an open teammate on Saturday. Photos by Joel Venzke and Morgan Cannata.

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