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Thursday February 21, 2013

Campus Calendar Thursday Malcom X 7-8 p.m. Medbury Honors Lounge

Friday Humanities Center Colloquium Series 3:30-5 p.m. Medbury Honors Lounge Petitions due for 2013-2014 Student Body Executive Officer Positions 5 p.m. Student Life Center Dynamic Duo slam poetry group 7-8 p.m. Mars Cafe Drake Honors Recital 7:30-9 p.m. Sheslow Auditorium

Saturday Women’s Tennis vs. Green Bay 10 a.m. Roger Knapp Tennis Center

Campus News

Housing expanded for J-term Sarah Fulton

Staff Writer

The J-term Oversight Committee announced via email on Monday that all four upper-classmen residence halls will be open for the upcoming J-term. During the first-ever J-term, only one residence hall, GoodwinKirk, was open. The decision came after the committee reviewed student surveys on J-term committee member Lorissa Lieurance said. “Once all the feedback was back it needed to be complied and reviewed,” Lieurance said. “The committee needed to be able to discuss what the outcome of it was and to create some recommendations.” Committee chair Arthur Sanders said the decision will greatly benefit students and the main complaint about housing. Last year, students had to select a roommate that was also taking a J-term class, limiting their choices. “It was constraining for students. Students who wanted to take J-term classes and had to live

in the dorms did not have complete freedom where and with who they wanted to live,” Sanders said. “That probably had an impact on student’s willingness to take J-term.” Sophomore Jamie Carpenter said she had issues finding enough roommates to participate in Jterm. “The problem was that they required you to have two people that were doing J-term per room. So that was the biggest problem otherwise we would have been fine,” Carpenter said. “It was just me at first, and finding another person was difficult.” For this reason, Carpenter was pleased to hear about the changes. “I think it is good because last year it was really stressful,” Carpenter said. “I think freshmen year a lot of times you do not know what you are doing for rooming until right before.” However, Sanders said the decision to only open one residence hall came after concerns about student “safety and environment.” “There was great concern that you might get two people living

in Carpenter and 60 living in GK,” Sanders said. “Residence halls with a small number of people (are) not the environment that you want.” While the concern about environment is still there Sanders said that opening more halls was the only option. “We did not have any way around it expect opening up all four residence halls,” Sanders said. While students will benefit from the change Lieurance said there is a risk for the school. “From the student perspective I am not sure that there are any negative aspects as it reverts back to how we have done it in the past,” Lieurance. “The impact for the institution is financial, the additional cost it takes to have additional halls open and to pay the staff that it takes to operate those buildings.” The financial cost was a major factor Sanders said but how much it will cost is still unknown. “In the end it was a question of financial estimate,” Sander said. “Opening up all four residence

halls is going to raise the cost. We do not know how much, but not too much.” The increase in cost will also allow for stream lining according to Lieurance. “Tremendous benefit for the students and for the faculty,” Lieurance said. “By not having the restrains to one building that allows us to move it all to one registration session. Which I think is more time effective for both students and advisors.” It could also allow for some students who do not take J-term to stay on campus. “We may be able to allow other students, who are housed on campus, who have University Business to stay in their dorms,” Sanders said. “Basketball is in season. Athletics has had to put them up somewhere. At least many of the underclassmen athletes will get to stay in their room.” Sanders said the larger effects of the change are still to be seen. “We will not know any of that until registration,” Sanders said. “It is still a new thing we are still trying to figure it out.”

2013-2014 Student Body Executive Officers Candidate Meeting 1-2 p.m. Drake Room in Olmsted Chinese Night 7-10 p.m. Olmsted Parents Hall

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Students now get to keep their Drake email address for three years PAGE 2

Opinions ‘Parks and Rec’ continues to produce laughter PAGE 3

Features Drake dieticians discuss healthy oncampus eating tips PAGE 5

Sports Women’s basketball looks to battle Bradley this weekend PAGE 7

GOODWIN-KIRK RESIDENCE HALL was the only hall open on campus for J-term this year. Next year, all upper-class residence halls will be open.

Community News

Extreme spike in STD cases reported Polk County area sees significant rise in syphilis, chlamydia Bailey Berg

News Editor

Several weeks ago, it was announced that Polk County, where Drake University students and more then 437,000 Iowans call home, saw a serious spike in sexually transmitted diseases. According to ABC 5 Des Moines, syphilis has jumped 400 percent and more than 200 new cases of chlamydia are being diagnosed every month in Polk County alone.


LuAnn Volkmer from the Drake Student Health Center said there are a number of plans and procedures put in place to help Drake students if they need it. If a student suspects that he or she may have contracted an STD, Volkmer urges that they come into the health center to be tested. “If you have symptoms, you will be treated when you are tested,” Volkmer said. “We provide medications for chlamydia and gonorrhea at no cost to students. The nurse practitioner can also


write a prescription for an antiviral medication for herpes.” Volkmer said another option for students who do not wish to be treated at the health center is that they could also be tested at the Polk County Health Department for free. The Planned Parenthood Susan Knapp Health Center on the 2300 block of University Ave. can also handle testing, diagnosis and treatment for a myriad of STDs by walk-in or appointment. Additionally, they offer prevention tools

such as both male and female condoms, dental dams, the HPV vaccine Gardasil, a hepatitis B vaccine and safe sex education. Volkmer said she suspects that there were a number of untreated cases of STDs in the Polk County area, so the diseases were able to spread to other partners without being detected which led to the jump in numbers. The best ways for students to protect themselves against sexu-

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News Campus News

Shopping for classes rife with obstacles Jessica Ott

Staff Writer

Some universities offer students a chance to try out classes during the first week or two of the semester. This method, known as “shopping week,” is used at Ivy League schools such as Harvard and Yale, but it is unknown if it will appear at Drake University. Yale’s shopping week allows students to participate in a course without enrolling right away, though the classes assign homework that students are expected to complete if they decide to enroll. At Drake, students register for class during the previous semester, but can choose to add a class during the first week or drop a class later on. Kevin Moenkhaus, director of Student Records and Academic Information, said how beneficial a shopping week — or just adding and dropping classes during the semester — is dependant on the student. “There are so many variables in each student’s situation,” Moenkhaus said. “The late add may pay off in terms of the student meeting a particular degree requirement a little earlier, but the tradeoff is that the student may have to spend a little more time catching up to the rest of the class. Whether that tradeoff is worth it really is up to that student.” Moenkhaus said he felt the system could cause problems for professors and administrators, especially in regards to class size. “There are times when adding a student would mean that the room’s fire code would be broken, in which case we would be forced to find a new suitable space for the class,” he said. “Accomplishing that after the semester has begun almost always has a ripple effect because it would involve moving other classes as well.” Students liked the idea of the increased flexibility that came with shopping week. “I’d get a better sense of what Drake has to of-

fer,” Dori Hauser, a sophomore elementary education major, said. “But if you decide one class is not for you then you wasted your time.” Senior law, politics and society major Seth Hedman felt that a shopping week might have better helped him pick classes. “I think there are some classes I wish I could get a feel for before hand,” Hedman said. He also felt that shopping week could improve the quality of some courses. “People in a class would be more likely to want to be there,“ Hedman said. “It’d be a better class.” Although none of the professors interviewed felt that shopping week was a bad idea, many felt it wouldn’t work well with many of the classes Drake offers. Associate professor and Chair of magazine journalism Lori Blachford felt the benefits to the students would come at the cost of a professor’s preparedness. “If I was a student, I think it’d be great to find classes that energize me, but professors would be in limbo,” Blachford said. She also felt not knowing who would be staying for the semester could harm some courses where students start working right away. Her media responsibility class for example splits the class up within the first week to read news for Iowa Radio Reading Information Services throughout the course of the semester. Elizabeth Robertson, associate professor and English department chair, felt that while shopping week could work with lecture classes, it wouldn’t work well with her writing courses. “You can only have a certain amount of students in a writing class, and you need to form a community,” Robertson said. “It takes time to build a class language. (Students) may make a snap judgment they regret.” Multimedia instructor Chris Snider felt that the idea was interesting, but would be a bit gimmicky. “Couldn’t (students) shop a class now by attending and dropping?” Snider said.







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SHOPPING WEEK is time dedicated to testing out classes. It is unlikely to be used.

ATTENTION GRABBING TITLES NAB STUDENTS’ EYES Critters 101 The course takes a creative look at animals through art, mythology, poetry, film and various other art forms. Magic in Cultural European Society An in depth look at magic — including astrology and alchemy — in 16th and 17th century Europe. Women in Horror Films Talks about representation of gender in horror films and literature and how it reflects our society. Sex and Power in Peasant Society A look at European peasants from the 14th to 19th centuries, focusing on “relations of power both with the village and beyond the villagers’ control: landlords, merchants, political change and definitions of gender that became increasingly inappropriate to rural life.”

Campus News

Keeping in touch with emails Jessica Ott

Staff Writer

Drake University graduates can now keep their email address for three years after graduating instead of one. Blake Campbell, director of alumni and parent programs, said the change was made for various reasons. “It helps new graduates to retain emails and contact information from faculty and classmates that they may wish to keep for personal and professional reasons,” Campbell said. “Second, it allows for Drake to continue to stay in touch with new graduates and share information and news about alumni events in their new community or hometown via their Drake email account.” Campbell says that email is the preferred way for most Drake graduates to keep in contact with the university. By keeping the email addresses for additional years, Drake can help its graduates longer. “We hope to keep in touch with our graduates and help get them settled and meet other alumni when they move to a new city,” Campbell said. This may prove to be helpful for alumni, especially since the alumni association has started setting up meet ups across the country for former Bulldogs. Amanda Blitsch, a first-year pharmacy student, thinks this is a good idea, even though she’ll probably use

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it sparingly. “I might use it for my college friends, but they’ll probably have my (personal) email before then,” she said. Because most students primarily use their Drake email when they’re at college, Blitsch believes that many students use it to register on websites. She admitted to verifying an account on a social networking site with her college email. Amber Gurican, sophomore health science major, plans on using her Drake email account after graduating. “It’d be good to make connections to find a full time job after I graduate,” Gurican said. “And keep in contact with professors for recommendations.” Hannah Ridgewell, a P2, uses her Drake email account for everything and will probably put the new system to use. “It gives me some credibility,” Ridgewell said. “I use that account on my resumes.” This new policy is a way for Drake to test the idea of giving students and graduates “lifetime” email addresses like many other schools do. However, some students aren’t sure this is a good idea. “That’s a lot of email accounts to keep track of and a lot of space,” Ridgewell said. “And what if another Hannah Ridgewell shows up after I graduate?”

said. “Be safe, not sorry,” Volkmer said.



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Opinions&Editorials Column

‘Parks and Rec’ dubbed funniest show

Stephanie Kocer Columnist Thursdays have been very emotional for me this year. Every week I get sadder and sadder knowing that we are one step closer to the last episode of “The Office.” Now I’m lying awake at night worrying about what’s going to happen to Jim and Pam and who’s going to take care of Andy when the show ends in a few months. The best kinds of shows are the ones you become emotionally invested in. Although I miss “30 Rock” and will bawl like a baby when “The Office” ends, I am thankful I still have “Parks and Recreation.” “Parks and Rec” is the show that is often undervalued by audiences because it is so sneakily funny. It was created by the guys who made “The Office,” so it has an off sense of humor sometimes, but the lovable characters are what make the show stand out against all other comedies currently on TV. The cast is led by none other than the hilarious Amy Poehler. Poehler plays Leslie Knope, the sweet and often clueless leader of the Parks Department in fictional Pawnee, Ind. She likes to believe the best in people and is very concerned with the well-being of Pawnee. Now in the fifth season of the show, Leslie has become a city councilwoman and is finally trying to create a park on the land with the giant hole Andy fell in during the first season. Hey, give


her a break. Leslie’s been dealing with a lot the last five years including Tom’s (played by the ridiculously funny Aziz Ansari) antics, Ann (the adorable Rashida Jones) and her men issues and her dark intern April’s (the deadpan Aubrey Plaza) weirdness. The cast of crazy office characters doesn’t end there, though. Not even close. There’s the misfortunate Jerry (Jim O’Heir), who nobody seems to really like and Donna (Retta) who always tells it like it is. Andy Dwyer (the comedy genius Chris Pratt) has become more than just the guy who fell in the hole during the first season. He’s in a band, he married April (best couple ever) and is working on becoming a police officer. He’s a big guy with a big heart and a small attention span. There’s everyone’s favorite boss, Chris Traeger played by Rob Lowe. If you aren’t watching this show for at least Rob Lowe then I have to ask what’s wrong with you? It’s Rob Lowe! Dude hasn’t aged since 1986 (believe me, I’ve seen “St. Elmo’s Fire” enough times to know)! He plays the health crazed and always upbeat Chris. He’s been going to therapy lately, which seems to be making him funnier than ever. His best friend is dorky Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott). Ben likes numbers and “Star Wars,” but we keep him around because he’s in love with Leslie. After Ben and Leslie got engaged earlier this season in true Leslie fashion (she had to stop the whole proposal just so she could take it all in), we have been waiting every week to see when the big moment will happen. Lucky for us, the wait is over! Today we finally get to see these two lovebirds tie the knot and I for one cannot wait. Something will probably go wrong and Leslie will find a way to fix it like she always does. Of course, I haven’t forgotten


KOCER poses with Adam Scott and Rashida Jones from “Parks and Rec” when they visited campus in September to get students to vote. about the character that holds the whole show together — Mr. Ron Swanson. Played by the great comedian Nick Offerman, Ron does not like government even though he works for it and he would rather be in a cabin somewhere making something out of wood and eating a big piece of meat. His hair and mustache maybe stiff, but deep inside this iron man is a sweetheart who usually only shows his true self to Leslie. Ron is also notorious for the best one-liners on TV. His most recent from last week’s episode, “Ditch the terrier and get yourself a proper dog. Any dog under 50 pounds is a cat, and cats are pointless,” is a perfect example of how he holds this cast of insane characters together while being the craziest of all of them. If you’re not watching “Parks and Rec” you need to ditch your vampire shows and start. After

a long week it’s nice to let Leslie Knope and her friends entertain you with their ridiculousness. Just imagine all of these unique characters in a small town trying to run the Parks and Recreation Department. We all know how interesting small towns can be. That should be reason enough to watch. These characters make “Parks and Recreation” the funniest show on television, so start watching. As Ron Swanson would say, “Under my tutelage, you will grow from boys to men. From men into gladiators. And from gladiators into Swansons.”

Kocer is a sophomore magazines and English double major and can be reached at stephanie.kocer@drake. edu

‘Couple’ offers a sanctuary for relationships Katherine Hunt Columnist As a career driven person, I tend to go for larger internships. Larger internships are in larger cities. This means that I have to leave my significant other here in Des Moines for days, weeks or even months at a time. As a couple of two years, I wanted a way to stay in contact that was a little more intimate than texting with smiley faces. In the App store, there is an app called Couple, and it really does make a large differ-

ence in a long-distance relationship. Couple has several wonderful points. The best part about Couple is that it’s free. Being a broke college student, this means everything to me. Furthermore, Couple introduces some interesting ways to connect with your better half. There’s live sketching where couples draw together on the same notepad to create a masterpiece made together. These works of art can actually be saved to the pictures section of a phone. Another cute feature is “thumb-kissing.” If the two lovers have their finger in the same place on each of their phone screen, the iPhone screen turns pink, showing that you have “kissed” your partner. For the more risqué couples, there’s even a setting to send secret photos that can only be unlocked with an agreed upon password and deleted the same way. There is also a special button within the messaging section that looks like a car-

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toon speech bubble. This bubble has the message “thinking of you.” The overall interface is also very user-friendly and is set up similar to the iPhone app version of Facebook, making finding one’s way around the app a piece of cake. However, Couple is not the perfect app. There is an exceptional amount of lag, even if the couple is sitting next to each other. Also, both lovers must have an iPhone or Android for the app to function properly. Also, the calendar feature only allows birthdays and anniversaries to be entered. This means that no special date or other critical moments to the couple can be entered and has to be entered in a different, less popular section of Couple. Lastly, there are also a couple of unnecessary features for this app that aren’t needed. The main example is a “lists” feature. It does exactly what it sounds like and keeps a list of whatever is written down. However, most of the target market couples don’t

really have many list-style things to share, except for maybe groceries if the relationship is that serious. Another useless feature is the connection to FaceTime (iPhone’s version of Skype). Most iPhones already have this feature installed and when used through Couple, it drains the battery quicker than watching a full-length feature on the phone. I would recommend this app to any couple that end up having to be separated for any length of time exceeding a few days. The app is adorable especially for the hopeless romantic types like myself. While it is not perfect, Couple still offers a variety of ways to connect with your loved one while apart and for free.

Hunt is a senior marketing and management double major and can be reached at katherine.hunt@drake. edu

Letter to the Editor The recent article “Student organizations for all tastes available” was an important article to get the conversation started about creating an organization at Drake University. Unfortunately, we feel the role of Student Senate regarding organizations on campus was also quite misrepresented. Student Senate is at Drake as a resource for students and is intended to encourage students with their goals and aspirations while representing the voice of the student population to the greater university. Contrary to belief, we are not an administrative nightmare out to keep all new and good ideas from becoming successful. We senators are students ourselves, often involved in many other activities, and we enjoy seeing new organizations thrive. The process for creating a new organization is fairly simple, step-by-step process. It was created to be clear and efficient so that great ideas can become new organizations. The Student Affairs Senator is available to help with any questions or concerns and make the best of creating your new organization. Senator Thompson and the Student Affairs Committee do not want to hinder development, but help grow your ideas. We want to make it the best for the campus and the best for you so that it is sustainable into the future. Each student at Drake University brings a new perspective and this is why we have approximately 150 organizations that each appeal to a different population on campus. Yes, there is discussion about how many is too many, but this does not mean that we do not take the core of the organization seriously. We want to make sure that the organizations we pass are different and do not overlap with the mission of those currently active. This way every organization at Drake has the opportunity to grow to be a strong and successful group. With all of this talk about creating and maintaining organizations, Student Senate has taken your feedback to heart and is re-evaluating the entire process from organization approval with the Student Affairs Committee to its maintenance with the Organizational Council Senators. In the next six months an updated process will hopefully be created to facilitate your needs and make it possible so that there is a senator to assist organizations with each stage in creating and sustaining a group. If you have any questions or would like to create a new organization, feel free to contact either of us. We would love to help take the idea in your head and make it a reality! Breanna Thompson Student Affairs Senator

Josh Schoenblatt Organizational Council Senator

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Features Take a Look

Lifelong love for music inspires careers Aspiring musicians aim to perform after graduation


Avery Gregurich

Staff Writer

Everyone has the incurable dream that one day they will be on a stage somewhere, performing live music to fans that actually want to hear them perform. Only some, though, have the required passion to hone their skills and actually pursue this universal fantasy. Sam Pritchard, junior, is a member of both the Drake Choir and the popular male a cappela group, The Brocal Chords. Along with his vocal talents, he is a self-taught guitarist, bassist and drummer, as well as a DJ and a producer. Pritchard lists his favorite up-and-coming band as the Olympics and his favorite album as the Kings of Leon’s second studio album, “Aha Shake Heartbreak.” Pritchard’s own performances stretch across many different genres and his musical tastes are hard to pigeonhole.

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“I love performing everything from classic choral works, to top 40 covers to dirty blues rock,” Pritchard said. Pritchard’s inspiration to perform comes from the stories contained in the lyrics that he sings. “Anytime I have the chance to tell a story through my performance, I find that it often results in something very special, both for myself and for the audience,” Pritchard said. He doesn’t see this passion for music going away anytime soon. “Music is such an integral part of my everyday lifestyle that it is difficult to imagine not performing in the future,” Pritchard said. “I fully expect to keep creating music for the rest of my life.” Another talented Drake musician is sophomore Chris Fairbank. Fairbank is a guitarist and solo performer of 10 years who describes his music as falling under the genre of “singer-songwriter.” He currently has an EP available through iTunes and is in the pro-

cess of recording a full-length album set to release in the fall of this year. He has performed at the Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines and on the Drake Campus, but performs more regularly around his native Denver area. Fairbank’s inspiration to perform comes from his favorite artist, Josh Ritter, and the everyday events he encounters. He also stresses that songwriting is an unpredictable and complex process. “Sometimes it takes me months to write a song and other times it takes just hours. It all depends on where the puzzle pieces have been scattered for that day,” Fairbank said. Much like Pritchard, Fairbank predicts that his life will always contain music in some fashion. “My career choice is (a) music publisher which will encourage me to maintain my passion for creating while pushing my creative limits,” Fairbank said.

Simple ways to earn money Katherine Hunt

Staff Writer

Getting an internship in an unfamiliar city can be tough. However, there are ways to make money besides just getting a paid internship. Scorekeeping for intramurals, writing articles for The Times-Delphic, part time jobs and even selling old clothes are all possible ways to make money. If you’re looking to make some money as a Drake University student, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind. 1. Use your resources! Everyone is a helpful contact. Maybe your sorority sister works at Hy-Vee where there’s a job opening or a coach knows of a part-time coaching job for primary school students. Drake University also offers Career BluePrint, which is an online jobposting site for students. There are currently over 700 positions available, so there’s something for everyone. Sophomore Taylor Larson found her current internship online, “I found an ad on Career BluePrint and sent them an email about my interest in working for them,” Larson said. She now works for LS2 group in public relations.

2. Broaden your options. Most college jobs and even internships are not always glamorous or making a ton of money. Sophomore Megan Streit warned not to be so picky in finding a job. “Don’t count out the food industry just because it isn’t ‘glamorous’ customer service and work ethic can be developed anywhere

“Networking can really help you get a job. However, taking initiative can also really help.” — Emily Gregor, Drake first-year

and those will help you move up the chain a lot faster,” Streit said. Also, don’t count out anything just because it’s not within a certain area or major. A continuous way to make money without ever leaving Drake’s campus is to write articles for The Times-Delphic. You don’t need to be a journalism major and it’s flexible. It may not be a marketing internship, but it does offer $15 per article, which is bet-


ter than nothing. 3. It doesn’t have to be an actual job. Doing smaller things may not bring in as much money as working part-time, but it’s a good way to still bring in income with a busy schedule. First-year Emily Sadecki prefers to have a variety of ways to make money without an actual job. “I have toyed with the idea of getting a job off campus, but want to make sure I’ve got the hang of things before I introduce any sort of other obligations,” Sadecki said. One such way to make money without getting a job is to sell old clothes. Consignment shops such as Plato’s Closet take these clothes and offer a reasonable amount of money to the seller to be used either in store or elsewhere. While these are all wonderful tips to help students find ways to make some money while at Drake, don’t forget manners either. Thank interviewers if applying for a job or the cashier who hands you back money from selling clothes. Courtesy goes a long way. First-year Emily Gregor also had this final piece of advice for finding ways to make money, “Networking can really help you get a job. However, taking initiative can also really help,” Gregor said.

courtesy of CHRIS FAIRBANK

CAITLIN PODEMSKI (top) performs at her senior recital CHRIS FAIRBANK (above) poses with his guitar. Both seek careers as musicians.

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. by 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 25. VISIT TIMESDELPHIC.COM TO SEE THE LATEST NEWS BRIEFS


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PageFive Take a Look

Five tips to eat healthy with Sodexo Avoiding the ‘freshman 15’ possible at Hubbell, Quad

Emily Sadecki

Staff Writer

Sometimes Hubbell Dining Hall and Quad Creek Cafe, with their enticing ice cream and buffalo chicken wraps, can leave us with some tricky decisions to make. Jana Peterson and Johanna Determann are the wellness specialists on campus and have been kind enough to shed some light on some simple ways to eat and live healthier. Tip #1: Don’t Overeat With all the options Hubbell provides, it can be easy to go up for seconds and thirds and fourths. “Everything is an okay food as long as it is in moderation,” Peterson said. She stressed that it is important to making eating deliberate instead of mindless, by taking time during breaks to eat. This eliminates a lot of the empty calories that may be consumed eating on the go or snacking while studying. Tip #2: Eat Your Fruits and Veggies If Determann could stress one thing to students, it would be to eat an adequate amount of fruits and vegetables. “Make sure to have one serving of fruit at every meal and one serving of vegetables with lunch and dinner. If you do this, you’ll get close to the recommended five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables each day,” Determann said. Why fruits and vegetables? “Fruits and vegetables are full of fiber, which makes one feel more satisfied at the end of a meal,” Determann said, “They also contain essential vitamins and minerals that help keep your immunity boosted.” Determann also explained how eating fruit and vegetables does not have to be boring. “When you have wraps or sandwiches, make sure you add vegetables,” Determann said.

“When you make a salad, add fruit to it. When you are having pizza, pick the pizza that has vegetables, every little bit adds up!” Tip #3: Substitute A few simple substitutions at mealtime can make all the difference. Both Determann and Peterson suggest trading foods with higher calorie and fat content for lower calorie options, rich in the vitamins and minerals that will keep you going. A few examples include fruit instead of desserts, pretzels or vegetables instead of chips, oil and vinegar instead of creamy dressings and whole grains instead of refined grains. Tip #4: Make Dessert a Sometimes Food When ice cream and cookies are so accessible it can be easy to grab something sweet at the end of every meal. “Dessert (is) a sometimes food versus something you have every day,” Determann said. Resist the temptation! If you really need something sweet choose something like fruit or yogurt that has nutritional value as well. Tip #5: Balance Whether it be when you sit down at Quad or Hubbell or are enjoying a snack on the go, it is important to make sure you are getting a balance of food. Giving your body the appropriate amount of protein, fruits and vegetables, carbs and dairy products is incredibly important. Along with healthy eating, they stress the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle overall. “Wellness is all about balancing the various elements in one’s life and finding a way to be healthy not just physically but also socially, emotionally and intellectually,” Determann said, “When you find time to make healthy choices, you will notice that multiple dimensions of your well-being are nourished.”

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Sports Men’s Basketball

Valley slump offers learning experience Drake has ‘no easy answers’ after four straight MVC defeats Taylor Soule

Sports Editor

Three games, three chances. Chances to rebuild after a regular season rife with highs and lows. Chances to cut the notoriously dooming turnovers. Chances to play 40 minutes of consistent basketball. The Bulldogs welcome a number of chances as the regular season winds down. Though three dangerous opponents await, Drake looks to hit a winning streak entering the March 7-10 Missouri Valley Conference Championship. Drake awaits Green Bay at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday at the Knapp Center. The Phoenix rank No. 3 in Horizon League play with a 9-5 record en route to a 15-12 overall ledger. Sophomore guard Keifer Sykes averages 15.2 points per game to lead Green Bay. Besides a staggering average, Sykes boasts 108 assists on the 2012-13 campaign. Sykes ranks fourth in scoring in the Horizon League. Taller than the entire Bulldog roster at 7-foot-1, junior forward and center Alec Brown poses an offensive and defensive threat. Brown ranks second behind Sykes with 13.2 points per game. He

leads Green Bay on the boards, averaging 6.1 rebounds per game. Defensively, Brown paces the Phoenix with 47 blocks on the season. Expect the Drake defense to try a number of players on Brown. Drake marks the second MVC opponent to face the Phoenix this season. Green Bay dropped a narrow 72-70 loss to Valley No. 10 Southern Illinois on Dec. 15. Though Green Bay owns a better 2012-13 record than 11-15 Drake, the Bulldogs boast a versatile offense. Four or more Bulldogs have reached double figures in scoring in four of the last five games. Despite positive stats, the Bulldogs have struggled with consistency throughout the season. Drake opened MVC competition with four straight losses. The Bulldogs have lost their last four MVC contests. The consecutive losses against Valley rivals Illinois State, Evansville, Indiana State and Wichita State yielded a learning experience for the struggling Bulldogs. “You find out about yourself,” said Drake head coach Mark Phelps after Saturday’s 71-64 loss against in-state rival Northern Iowa. “You find out what kind of character you have. There are no

easy answers, especially when you think about the Illinois State and Evansville on the road. The first half against Wichita State really put us in a hole. Give the guys a lot of credit. They have great character. They’re going to do the right thing, and when they make a mistake, they’re going to own that mistake and get on to the next right thing.” Despite the MVC slump, Phelps expressed his continued fulfillment in leading the Bulldogs. “While we’re not winning games right now, there’s still a lot, a lot, of gratification in being a leader in these situations,” Phelps said. Snapping that skid starts in practice, where Drake has sustained energy and unity despite the disappointing streak. “It’s always frustrating when you loose,” redshirt junior center Seth VanDeest said. “We’re staying together. We’re working every day in practice. That’s all we can do right now is keep working and get this turned around.” The Bulldogs face Green Bay at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Knapp Center.

Morgan Cannata | staff photographer

SENIOR FORWARD BEN SIMONS dribbles down the court during Northern Iowa’s 71-64 win over Drake on Feb. 16 at the Knapp Center.

Men’s Tennis

Streaks at stake as Bulldogs await Broncos Drake ‘expecting a battle’ against dangerous Western Michigan squad Dominic Johnson

Staff Writer

Morgan Dezenski | staff photographer

JUNIOR ROBIN GOODMAN returns a forehand in doubles competition against Nebraska-Kearney on Feb. 3 at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.

The No. 36 Drake men’s tennis team will travel to Iowa City this Saturday for a match against the Western Michigan Broncos. Both teams will enter the match with a huge amount of confidence, as each team is riding the momentum that a winning streak provides. The Bulldogs are hoping to win their 10th straight match at 10 a.m. this Saturday. The Broncos are currently on a five-game win streak, with their most impressive win coming against Illinois State, Drake’s Missouri Valley Conference rival. Western Michigan won that match 4-3, and its doubles play was the most impressive. The Broncos dismantled the Redbirds, winning the necessary two doubles matches by the score of 8-4 in each match. The Bulldogs have been focusing on their doubles play the last few weeks, and their performance against Western Michigan could be a barometer for improvement. The Drake players believe that their doubles has improved since their biggest win of the season against No. 30 Virginia Common-

wealth on Feb. 9. “Our doubles has been very good the last few weeks and our confidence is growing,” senior captain James McKie said. Junior Robin Goodman echoed what McKie said and stressed the importance of starting the doubles matches with energy. “We’ve worked a lot on our doubles and we have definitely made large improvements,” Goodman said. “Having said that, it is extremely important to play the doubles with a lot of energy and focus because without the energy, the doubles point can easily slip away no matter who you are playing.” Although the Broncos are on a five-game winning streak, they have only played one match away from their home courts in Kalamazoo, Mich., and that was a 2-5 loss to then-No. 41 Northwestern. The Bulldogs, on the other hand, are 3-1 on the road, with two of those three wins coming against nationally-ranked opponents. Despite being favored to win the match, the Bulldogs aren’t taking anything for granted, especially after narrowly defeating the Nebraska Huskers on Feb. 8. “I think we have to go into the

match expecting a battle because we went into the match against Nebraska too complacent as if we were supposed to win easily since we beat them 7-0 in the fall,” Goodman said. “We managed to win eventually, but they caught us off guard. I feel this has taught us a lesson so that we can be really prepared for a good match against Western Michigan.” Goodman also mentioned that the underdog sometimes plays more high-risk, high-reward tennis when it is playing a nationallyranked team, making it dangerous if shots are going in and it gains any momentum. Despite this, the Bulldogs are confident in their abilities. “They will have nothing to lose so will play their best tennis, no doubt,” Goodman said. “If we are all ready to play, there will be no chance of an upset.” Check back with The TimesDelphic next Monday for the results of Saturday’s match against Western Michigan.


Dark horse Drake ready to surprise MVC faithful Here’s the scoop. Your Bulldogs picked up a big win over Missouri State this weekend and looked good in pink uniforms doing it! But above that, it was in front of an amazing crowd all sporting their pink as well. Our annual Hoops 4 Hope game makes for a special day. I would guess that majority of us know someone who has been affected by cancer. This monster of a disease invades the lives of so many people. Sometimes all we need is an event like this to quickly put things into perspective. It all comes down to fight. And we weren’t just playing for each other

and Drake University, but the entire community of Des Moines that has beat the odds and continues to fight off cancer. Here is a quick recap. We burned up the nets at the start of the game with a 13-0 lead. But as basketball is a game of runs, they were able to bounce back halfway into the first half. The best part about Saturday afternoon was that we led the entire game. We have struggled thus far when teams go on their runs — but not this time. The Bears beat us in our first matchup of the season. I’d say we still had a little bit of fire in us from that game. We felt


prepared and confident we would games, we can gain some momenbeat them this time around. That tum to close out the conference was the differseason with ence maker. Evansville and Our next Southern Illigames are tonois. This means day at Bradley we can have and Saturday at even more moNorthern Iowa mentum going — two of our in the Missouri three conferValley Conference wins. I feel ence. Our league like I say that is far from deevery game termined. It’s is a big game, such a dogfight! Carly Grenfell but it’s true. If (No pun intendColumnist we can snag ed.) these two road Nothing will

be easy, but nothing is impossible, either. It is that time of the year, my friends. Stay tuned with Drake women’s basketball. I know it’s cliché, but our record does not define us in the least bit. We are ready to finish out the year on a high note with few games left to play. Let the madness begin.

Grenfell is a junior public relations and management double major and can be reached at carly.grenfell@



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PageSeven Women’s Basketball

Win over Missouri State boosts confidence Des Moines native Butts poses defensive, offensive challenge

Joel Venzke | staff photographer

JUNIOR FORWARD MORGAN REID (top) shoots above a Missouri State player on Saturday at the Knapp Center. Drake defeated the Bears, 75-64. JUNIOR GUARD ALYSSA MARSCHNER (left) dribbles against Missouri Valley Conference rival Missouri State on Saturday at the Knapp Center. SOPHOMORE GUARD KYNDAL CLARK (center) drives inside to shoot a layup against the Bears on Saturday at the Knapp Center. FRESHMAN FORWARD AND CENTER ASHLEY BARTOW (right) shoots over a pair of Missouri State defenders on Saturday at the Knapp Center. Ashley Beall

Staff Writer

After celebrating a win against Missouri State this past weekend, the Bulldogs look ahead to their game against Bradley tonight at 6 p.m. “This week, we just want to build on the win (against Missouri State), just keep going and get ready for the conference tournament and finish the season out strong,” said junior forward Morgan Reid. This matchup will be the second time the Bulldogs face against the Braves this season. The first time, here at the Knapp Center on

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Jan. 25, resulted in a 66-62 Drake victory. During that game, the Bulldogs played as a unit. Sophomore guard Kyndal Clark scored 20 points. Reid and sophomore forward and center Cara Lutes scored 12 and nine points, respectively. “Our main goal (for this game) is to win,” Reid said. “We beat Bradley last time, and it was a good win. Bradley is a really good team so we’re not going to count them out, it’s the Valley. We’re really excited to play, and we want to get this win.” Bradley is currently ranked No. 7 in the Missouri Valley Conference with a 4-8 MVC record. Bradley fell to Northern Iowa this past

weekend 70-45 and was led by junior Catie O’Leary, who scored just above her 11.2-point average with 12 points. While the Bulldogs need to shut down O’Leary, they also need to heavily defend sophomore Shronda Butts. Butts, a Des Moines native and former East High School standout, scored 29 points against the Bulldogs at the Knapp Center a month ago. “Playing on the road is always a challenge, and Shronda Butts had a really good game against us last time, so we’re really going to focus on shutting her down,” said senior Stephanie Running. The Bulldogs, 3-10 in Valley play and 8-16 overall, are current-

ly ranked ninth in the MVC. After Saturday’s win against Missouri State, the Bulldogs look to win their first road game in the Missouri Valley Conference. “It was good to get a win and we’re going on the road for two games this weekend and we’ve already beat Bradley, so we know we can do it,” Running said. “It was nice to get a little momentum and a nice win before we head out of town.” The Bulldogs will look to freshman Ashley Bartow to continue her hot streak. Bartow led the team against Missouri State with a career-high 19 points. Drake will also look to Clark to help pave the way for the win. Clark, who is

averaging 14.3 points per game, scored 19 points as well against Missouri State. With momentum coming off this past weekend, the Bulldogs look for a win at the Renaissance Coliseum in Peoria, Ill. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m.

Catch their next home game against Southern Illinois on March 7 7:05 p.m. Knapp Center

MVC Championship up next as Drake eyes NCAA Bulldogs register notable performances in early competitions Taylor Soule

Sports Editor

The Drake track and field team travels to Cedar Falls on Saturday to open a weekend of opportunity. With the NCAA Championship two weeks away, a high finish at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship tops Drake’s to-do list. Plus, Drake will look to build momentum as outdoor season approaches. The competition opens at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the UNI Dome. Drake has completed seven meets throughout the 2012-13 season, with each resulting in sev-

eral notable finishes. At the Iowa State Open on Jan. 18-19, the Drake women opened 2013 with a bang, thanks to a pair of strong finishes by several Bulldog seniors. Senior hurdler Sarah Yeager finished first in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.81 seconds. Fellow senior hurdler Marissa Smith finished second in the finals in 8.82 seconds. Senior hurdler Briana IsomBrummer registered a time of 9.02 seconds to take fifth place in the 60-meter hurdles. The Drake men opened the year with a statement, courtesy of several noteworthy field performances.

Freshman Scott Goad claimed second place in the high jump with a mark of 6-8.75. In other field action, junior Alex Kaster finished third in the triple jump with a mark of 45-6.50. On the track, junior sprinter Brett Wright recorded a fourth place finish in the 600-yard race with a time of 1:11.79. In distance competition, junior Brogan Austin finished third in the 3,000 meters, clocking 8:28.70. Freshman Rob McCann crossed the finish line in 9:13.62 to take fourth place. Drake followed suit in subsequent meets, registering a number of strong performances.

At the final day of the Iowa State Classic on Feb. 9, Bulldog senior Isaac Twombly broke his own school record in the weight throw with a toss of 66-10.75. In men’s distance action, Austin led Drake with a time of 8:10.61, the second best in Bulldog history, in the 3,000 meters en route to a second place finish. On the women’s side, Smith won the 300-meter hurdles in 8.52 seconds. Yeager recorded a fourth place finish with a time of 8.60 seconds. At the Iowa Invite a week later, the Bulldogs again registered several impressive performances. In women’s competition, fresh-

men Kayla Bell and Taylor Scholl earned their first indoor victories. Bell won the triple jump with a mark of 36-8.25. Scholl triumphed in the 800 meters in 2:20.74. She missed the Drake record by 11 seconds. The Drake men’s ‘A’ flight of the 400-meter relay led the way at the Iowa Invite on Feb. 15. Anchored by Wright, the Bulldogs finished first with a time of 3:17.92. The Bulldogs are back in action at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls on Friday and Saturday as they eye the MVC Indoor Championship. The 2013 NCAA Indoor Championship runs March 8-9 in Fayetteville, Ark.



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Can you spot the differences? Find the ten differences between the two pictures from the Harlem Shake flashmob

ANSWER KEY1) Hula hoop. 2) Luigi’s ring. 3) Fox on the red pajamas. 4) Glasses into sunglasses. 5) Scooby Doo Collar. 6) Dinosaur arm missing. 7) Arm band missing on main yellow dancer. 8) Shorts stripe color. 9) American pattern changed. 10) Yellow logo on black shirt.

Harlem Shake overtook the Internet While we too loved some of the Harlem Shake videos, here in The TD office we think the fad has passed. The Harlem shake took over daily life. Everything from firetrucks to kitches to swimming pools fell victim to it’s irresistable beat and local flair. However, there are only so many 30 second clips we can watch with that song. And while we morn its passing, we look back fondly on some of our favorite videos. RIP Harlem Shake.

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