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Monday 2013-2014 Student Body Executive Officer Online Elections Begin at 12:01 a.m. MAT Testing 3:30-5:30 p.m. SOE B06 Living the Struggle for News Room Diversity 7-8:30 p.m. Cowles Reading Room Amon Ali, Storyteller about Muslims in America 7-8 p.m. Olmsted, Pomerantz Stage Guest Recital, Sergei Kvitko - Road to Carnegie Hall Tour 2013 7:30-9 p.m. Sheslow Auditorium
Tuesday 2013-2014 Student Body Executive Officers Online Elections Ends at 11:59 p.m. Barbara Kellerman Presentation 7-9 p.m. Sussman Theater Drake Choir and Drake Chamber Choir PreTour Concert 7:30-9 p.m. Sheslow Auditorium
Wednesday Democratic Republic of Congo: Between Hope and Despair? 7-8 p.m. Sussman Theater Drake Symphony Orchestra Concert 7:30-9 p.m. Sheslow Auditorium
Thursday Advertising Capstone Silent Action 4-6 p.m. Pomerantz Stage Women’s Basketball vs. Southern Illinois 7:05 p.m. Knapp Center Comparison Project: Creative Nonfiction Narratives of Recovery, Discovery, and Advocacy 7:30-9 p.m. Cowles Reading Room
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ELECTION SEASON IS UPON THE CAMPUS and voting begins today for the executive council positions. DAVID KARAZ (above left) is running for student body president, NATALIE LARSON (above right) is running for vice president of student activities. Joey Gale (below left) and Josh Duden (below right) are running as candidates for the vice president of student life. Voting will be online through BlueView and the “Campus Life” tab.
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The Senate Executive debates were held Wednesday in Sussman Theatre and were moderated by Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations Rachel Caufield. The debate featured the three candidates running for executive positions on the 27th session of Student Senate. The candidates are all officially unopposed. Vice President of Student Life David Karaz is running to be student body president, Organizational Council Chair Natalie Larson is running for vice president of student activities and Technology Liaison Joey Gale is running for vice president of student life. Josh Duden, a first-year, is running against Gale as a writein candidate. Due to the Election Commission bylaws, Duden was unable to participate in Wednesday’s debate but did participate in the
question and answer session at the Student Senate meeting on Thursday. After her opening remarks, Caufield started the debate by asking each of the candidates how they hoped to get the student body more involved. Gale said he would like to work towards eliminating the question of “what student senate does.” He plans to do that by providing students with a monthly video blog to help them understand more about what Senate is up to. Larson argued that while keeping the student body informed is important to her, she would try to make sure that students had a better way to provide feedback to Senate and to make sure that Senate follows through with their requests. Karaz said that he would push for senators to focus not on what Senate does to benefit them as a senator, but what they can do for the student body. Karaz emphasized his desire to get more peo-
ple involved in the general elections for Student Senate so that it could fairly represent the student body. Caufield continued the debate by asking the candidates about the unification of campus and how it might be improved. All of the candidates mentioned that they would like to see different organizations working together on projects more, which would also increase diversity. Write-in candidate Duden claims that he can bring something new to the table. “The 26th session did not do a bad job but it needs competition, new innovation and new perspectives,” Duden said. Election Commission Chair Matt Van Hoeck said not being able to participate in the debates is a penalty for not meeting deadlines associated with the race. The election commission bylaws
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STUDENT SENATE CANDIDATES DAVID KARAZ, JOEY GALE AND NATALIE LARSON (above) participated in a Election Commission’s Official Candidate Debate in Sussman Theater on Wednesday night. RACHEL CAUFIELD, (below) professor of politics and international relations, was the moderate for the debate. The candidates discussed their platforms and what they wanted to accomplish if they were voted into their respective positions.
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New business this week at Senate was kept short to allow for discussion at the end in relation to the upcoming senate executive elections. In unfinished business, sophomore Julianne Klampe was nominated to be the Election Commission co-chair. This position is in charge of upholding the bylaws of the Election Commission and making sure fair elections are occurring at Drake. The motion was passed by acclimation. Senate approved a policy change for the Board of Student Communications. The policy change is regarding the way the BSC can remove a BSC organization. To remove a BSC organization, two out of three organizations consisting of the BSC, Student Senate, and Faculty Senate would have to approve it. The motion was passed by acclimation. Senate approved funding for a first-year retreat sponsored by the Wellness Board. The retreat called the “Life Project” will occur March 30-31 at the YMCA Camp in Boone. The goal of the project is to welcome first-years to Drake and promote leadership skills. “It’s an opportunity for firstyears do some self-reflection,” Jack Mescher, one of the project’s creators said. The motion was passed by acclimation. The men and women’s Ultimate Clubs both requested funding from Senate to attend tournaments. The women’s team will be attending tournaments in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids. They requested $780.75 however, that amount left out the costs of return transportation so the motion was amended to cover those costs with a total of $1,111.50. The men’s team will be attending a tournament in Murray, Ky. and was allocated $808. Both motions were passed by unanimous ballot. The St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Student Center requested funding for a spiritual retreat in Indianola from March 8-10. Several members of the group attended the SEEK conference in Orlando, Fla., over winter break and the retreat will allow the group to bring
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Among the many things that the recent flurry of snow got in the way of was the annual Student-Athlete Talent Show. Though students are still able to see their athletic abilities on the court and in the field, they will have to wait a bit longer to see their other skills. Megan Franklin, the associate director of athletics, said the tentative date for the postponed show is April 10.
The talent show is a tradition in the athletic department, and this year it has one of the largest team participations in a long time said Kiah Swanson, head of the social committee for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). The committee has been hard at work since October booking a venue, getting judges, convincing teams to be involved, advertising and finalizing details. Each year the proceeds go towards something different within the athletic department. This year
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dents who were unable to attend the SEEK conference. The motion was passed by unanimous ballot. The wrestling club, which was recently approved as an official organization, requested funds to pay for mats and additional wrestling equipment. This equipment will allow for a safer way for the club to practice. The group plans to share the mats with other groups including the Tricking Club and Gong Fu Club. The motion was passed by acclimation.
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state this prohibits them from participating in “any election commission speaking events.” Each candidate at the debate was asked why they felt they had earned the right to lead the student body next year. “This is something that I’ve had to prove to students more particularly this week,” Karaz said. “Not that I have earned it, but that I have the ability and the passion to do it given the fact that I am unopposed in this election.” “My passion and dedication to Drake University gives me the ability to be the best person for this position,” Larson said. “My involvement in Senate and SAB in the past, planning Relays has been a wonder-
the committee is also putting on a student-athlete formal, which requires fundraising. “We don’t get much, if any funding in SAAC, so we have to raise all our own money,” said Swanson. “This will really help us to make the student-athlete formal happen.” First-year Katie Serbin is one of the members of the women’s rowing team, which is contributing an act to the show this year. She said they have been practicing roughly two times a week for three or four
The Senate meeting was finished with a short question-and-answer session with each of the Senate executive candidates. Vice President of Student Life David Karaz is running for Student Body President, Organizational Council Chair Natalie Larson is running for Vice President of Student Activities and Technology Liaison Joey Gale is running for vice president of student life. The question-answer session also featured the write-in candidate for vice president of student life, Josh Duden. ful experience, getting to know the traditions and history of Drake and how we can improve and enhance them in the future is really something I plan to do next year.” “We want to make students proud to be a Drake Bulldog,” Gale said. “I feel that by providing certain things and certain aspects and getting feedback and helping them, giving them the tools they need to succeed, there are unlimited possibilities open because of this.” “Everyone running is working for unity,” Duden said. “But I have experience in a different intersection of activities which is what campus needs.” Elections will be held at 12 a.m. Monday morning and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday.
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weeks. “My favorite part is getting to spend time doing something fun outside of practice with my teammates,” Serbin said. “It will help us bond as an athletic department as well and not just be individual teams all wearing the same name on the front.” Swanson said that students who attend can expect to be surprised. “Even knowing generally what each act contains, I am still always surprised. Every year there are
some hilarious acts,” she said. Although the show had to be postponed, there is a positive note to the inconvenience. Swanson has already had another team ask to be a part of the show since they will have more time to plan their act. “We would like to emphasize that we encourage the entire Drake community and surrounding community to come join us,” said Swanson, “The show is open to all. It is always a good time with lots of acts.”
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‘The Bachelor’: reality love No raise in wages Fantasy love, exotic dates drive views Disagreement for increase
Columnist Unlike many veteran watchers, my first encounter with “The Bachelor” was early January, beginning season 17. The “reality” dating show was the craze of my high school, which drove me to loathe the show even more than I do now. For years I avoided the sexist fictitious show, refusing to give ABC more ratings for the exploitation of women competing for one man. Over winter break while I was visiting a friend, we were watching TV and she insisted on watching the most recent “Bachelor” episode. I obliged, planning on rudely commentating on the ridiculous aspects of the show. Throughout the interviews and shirtless Sean Lowe scenes, I couldn’t stop thinking, “This is so fake!” Why would girls want to watch such a degrading show for two hours? With each woman exiting the limousine, my hypothetical fist in the air for girl power weakened. Young successful women going on “group dates,” waiting to be congratulated with a rose for keeping the bachelors interest, (aka cleavage), and envelopes mysteriously arriving to a mansion, announcing who would have the privilege of escorting Sean on a date. With women’s suf-
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frage on my mind, I mindlessly continued watching the pathetic one-and-a-half-hour episode. As much as I wish I could say my suspicions of game show polygamy were confirmed, the show ended and all I wanted to do was watch more. The next Monday at 7 p.m., I found myself in front of the TV and I could not wait to see who would be sent home next! I can’t explain the giddy feeling I experienced during rose ceremonies — I was obsessed. I found myself researching “The Bachelor,” finding out who were past winners — I even started following Lowe on Twitter. My addiction to “The Bachelor” continued to consume my life as I anxiously saw who would be the next reality heartbreak. In the beginning I was rooting for Lesley Murphy and Desiree Hartsock, appearing to be the most educated out of the bunch — I was convinced one would be in the top two. At the dismissal of my favorites, I thought I would be driven back to hating the show. Yet, after each elimination, I became excited to see my new favorites win more than ever.
After years of contesting “The Bachelor” as a sexist, dimwitted show, I realized the obsessions have nothing to do with winners and losers or even Sean Lowe’s abs. Girls are obsessed with the fantasy love story “The Bachelor” represents, most likely driven by the exotic dates on the show. Each contestant is beautiful and well dressed, even if they have one arm. With two episodes left, Catherine Giudici and Lindsay Yenter splitting Sean’s heart, with Chris Harrison prepared to announce it all — my feelings for “The Bachelor” have been split as well. Yes, I will be glued to the TV when Sean proposes to his 10-week girlfriend, but should I feel okay about this? I guess it doesn’t matter if Sean Lowe is just an insurance agent living off his parents with the intentions of being quite the family man. And so what if his future wife came on reality television to experience love at first sight, because that’s love, right?
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Need for Senate ‘openness’ Editor’s Note: The Times-Delphic does not endorse any candidate for any position on Student Senate or any other governing body. It’s the best time of the year again — Student Senate Election time. And by best, of course, we mean slightly annoying and just a little bit of a waste of time. With the executive council elections starting today, you’ve got to ask yourself “Whom should I vote for?” Well, once again, it’s almost a simple answer. For the past two years, democracy has taken a backseat in the elections. The chance for open discourse has been lost thanks to unopposed races. Gone are the days of multiple candidates looking to battle it out for votes. Gone are the days of narrowly beating out an opponent. Now, it’s just logging into BlueView and clicking a box. Where is the fun in that? Luckily, there is a litter glimmer of hope. There is a write-in candidate. Yet, for the few of you
that attended the debate last week, you will know that the candidate in question was not present or allowed to speak at it. That was only a little bit disappointing. That was a gross injustice to what is supposed to be the openness of student government on campus. Where is the flow of open information and ideas? Let alone the ever-popular electiontime buzzword, transparency? The student body should be disappointed. The candidates presented to us are ones we are familiar with. They already sit around the table. They’ve given us plenty of opportunities to know them. Now we don’t get to hear this new voice that wants to speak up and be heard. It’s an unfortunate outcome based upon bylaws and the bystander effect. While the write-in candidate may not be an “official” candidate, he still should have been given a chance to speak. As the voting period begins
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today, we as students need to take a hard look at what we want for the university and ourselves. We have some veterans on the ballot. We have some newcomers, but that should not make us blind as to what we really need on campus. Our leadership needs to reflect us as a whole. This is when we urge you to vote. Vote for whomever you think would best represent us as a campus. Vote for someone on the ballot. Vote for someone not on the ballot. Vote for the write-in candidate. It doesn’t matter who you vote for, just vote. When you log into BlueView, also remember that the person you are voting for needs to be held accountable for what he or she does while around the table. This election is not about the name recognition or the experience. It’s about who you believe to be the best leader for us. Or, you know, you can always vote for Drake Squirrel.
Coincidentally, almost exactly one year ago I wrote a piece in The Times-Delphic about the minimum wage. My thoughts on this issue have not changed since, though they have become more pertinent due to the recent call for an increase in the federal minimum wage to $9 per hour. I’ll put forth a couple of points below: first, the minimum wage simply is not a sound economic policy and, second, it in fact mostly hurts those that it is meant to help. Of course, I don’t expect many Drake students to agree with me — I’m sure I’m in the minority by opposing an increase in the minimum wage (and by opposing the minimum wage entirely). However, one thing I’ll ask of the reader: try to read this article without the prejudicial lens that I am a heartless conservative who doesn’t want to help those who desperately need financial help. While I might not agree with you on how this should be done, I undoubtedly want the same thing you do: to help those who need it. I’ll ask this question right off the bat: if in principle the minimum wage works, why not raise it to $20 per hour? In fact, why not raise it to $100 per hour? Certainly, it would be absurd to call for a $100 per hour minimum wage. But it is absurd precisely because it does not work in principle. If those who support the minimum wage as a means to pulling people out of poverty are so sure it works then they would follow their logic into the stratosphere and raise it to $1000 per hour. However, they stop right at the point of only affecting marginal workers. The way wages function in a free-market system is admittedly uncomfortably detached from emotions. Wages are based on supply and demand, on the price of one’s productivity. For instance, albeit this is a very simplified example due to the contract regulations in professional sports, the reason why professional athletes make so much money is because there is a high demand for them and a low supply of them. This does not mean that they are personally worth more than, say, a janitor — however, it should be fairly obvious that more people can fulfill the demand for janitorial duties than people can for being a professional athlete. As Charlie Virgo writes, “Just as not all products are worth paying $7.25 to receive, not all jobs are worth paying $7.25 to have someone complete.”
For various reasons, though, the minimum wage does not have a direct causal relationship to shifts in unemployment rates. This is, in part, due to how unemployment is defined in America. Still, it is naive to believe that the minimum wage doesn’t put people out of work (there’s plenty of evidence to show that it does). By increasing the minimum wage, those people who are affected most are those that have skills that demand a lower wage than the minimum — these workers are outlawed from signing a private contract with an employer that falls below “X” dollars per hour. You may be thinking, “Well, why can’t a business just pay a little more, then?” Simply, because this is not how wages function in a free-market. If you disagree with free-market wages, then perhaps we should have a larger discussion about our entire free-market economy (or, at least, what is left of it). As a result we see unskilled laborers, usually young people, hurt most by the minimum wage. Young people need to gain work experience and skills that make them more qualified for other higher paying jobs — contrary to the feeling of many young people, we are not entitled to anything (especially not a wage of our choosing). That isn’t how the world works. We need to work in order to be more qualified, simply put. Unfortunately, that may mean working for $5 per hour in order to build such skills. However, with an increase in the minimum wage, employers are told, “You cannot hire somebody that’s production level demands a wage less than $9 per hour.” There have been numerous studies on the issue, and I will not exhaust them here, but it should be relatively easy to see that, as Tim Worstall of Forbes online accurately asserts, “It will be those with the lowest productivity, the young, who will find the minimum wage biting into their employment prospects.” Of course, I don’t expect many people to agree with this. There is a natural inclination to raise the minimum wage because of its seemingly “progressive” nature. However, I challenge you to think about the inherent contradictions of the policy and those who support it (let’s raise the minimum wage, but not too much). Additionally, consider how wages function without letting emotion enter too far into the discussion. Through this lens you may find that eliminating the minimum wage does a lot more for people who need financial help than increasing it does.
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Librarians offer insight, knowledge, resources Cowles hosts as a place to help with research, studying purposes
LIBRARIANS AT DRAKE are in charge of a variety of databases, resources and educating the campus on subjects such as copyright issues. Drake has two libraries: Cowles and Opperman.
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Librarians at Cowles Library offer a wealth of resources to students beyond the realm of books. They specialize in fields of study, teach classes and even write their own books. Priya Shenoy, pharmacy and science librarian, works with the pharmacy skills and applications group. During the “How to find drug information” unit, Shenoy helps faculty come up with drug-related questions for students to answer. Shenoy then teaches students how to navigate drug information databases to answer those questions. “I think the best thing is when you’re done and everyone goes, ‘Ah is that how you do it?’” Shenoy said. “It’s just nice to be helpful and see people using research skills and information literacy
skills and being able to find what they were originally looking for.” Reference librarians like Karl Schaefer, guide students through the research process. Schaefer said some students need help narrowing their topics. The librarians then lead students to sources, in what Schaefer refers to as a “matchmaking process.” “One of the rules of librarianship is to save the time of the reader,” said Schaefer. “Our primary function is to get people together with the kind of information they need to do the work they’re being asked to do.” Schaefer and his Digital Initiatives librarian Marcia Keyser teach information literacy courses. The main goal of these courses is to get students to understand the structure of information. “Students need an awareness of how to search for
information and a recognition that it’s an intellectual search and not just knowing the mechanics of the database,” Keyser said. “Many young people are fluent with Facebook and Sim 5, but transferring some of those skills over isn’t, sometimes, as easy as you’d think.” Keyser also teaches a class on copyright issues. By the semester’s end, Keyser hopes her students understand what copyright law is and its basic policies. The required text is Keyser’s own book, “Copyright For The Rest Of Us.” Senior Emily Johansen gained a new appreciation for the librarians by working at Cowles. She admires their adept research skills. “If you don’t know where to start on a research project, definitely ask the librarians,” Johansen said. “They’re really good at it.”
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“It’s a celebration. It celebrates all the lives society has given back to.” That is how Annelise Tarnowski, a sophomore sociology and radio/television production major, describes Relay for Life. Tarnowski is also the vice president for Colleges Against Cancer, Drake University’s chapter of the American Cancer Society. Relay for Life is Colleges Against Cancer’s biggest event of the year. “Planning starts officially at the beginning of the school year,” Tarnowski said. “But we start brainstorming for the next one almost as soon as the last one ends.” CAC members are divided into committees and given tasks and goals to accomplish each week. “We have a sponsorship committee, food committee, fundraising, recruitment publicity and community outreach committees,” Tarnowski said. The event is 12 hours long, beginning at 6 p.m. and going until 6 a.m. What keeps it going? Tarnowski said there’s a lot of variation in the energy levels in the participants and that is helpful. “We also have a lot of food and pizza, we play annoying songs and have tiny events throughout the relay,” Tarnowski said. During the relay, there is a luminaria ceremony to honor survivors, caregivers and researchers. The ceremony includes a speaker who will tell a story or testimonial, then survivors, caregivers and other participants will walk a couple laps to view the luminaries set up around the track. The luminaries are made in recognition and remembrance of those lives that have been affected by cancer. Erin Hogan, a senior law, politics, and society major and a former vice president of Colleges Against Cancer, said there are
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difficulties when planning a big event such as Relay for Life. “We had to mediate between how the American Cancer Society does Relay for Life and how we do it as a Drake chapter,” Hogan said. “We also wanted to give people time to actually walk and participate in the relay, but people also get bored and tired.” Hogan said it can be difficult to get entertainment to come later in the night. “We would partner with SAB to get groups to come entertain at the beginning and save the games for later,” Hogan said. Previous entertainment acts have included the Treblemakers, Brocal Chords and comedians. Regardless of difficulties in planning, Hogan said everyone should get involved with it. “It really is a great cause worth committing some time to,” she said. “Relay for Life is an opportunity to see how you relate to others and what you have in common,” Parker Stinski, a first-year law, politics, and society, sociology, and anthropology major said. “It brings people together.” Tarnowski joined CAC because she simply wanted to help. “I’m one of those people that doesn’t have a close, personal story about cancer,” she said. “But cancer affects everyone. Seeing what this organization can do, I wanted to help further the chapter.” “(Colleges Against Cancer) is such a fun organization,” Stinski said. “You meet so many people and you feel really good about what you’re doing.” Relay for Life takes place in the Knapp Center. This year’s will be on April 5, starting at 6 p.m. To get involved, check out the CAC Facebook page, where there is a video all about how to register for Relay for Life — there is a $10 registration fee. The will also explain how to start fundraising.
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An alternative to Hubbell, Quad: Haiku Katherine Hunt
Jethro’s.” However there are a few drawbacks when dining at this establishment, the biggest one being the price. While reasonably priced for a modern sushi restaurant, any restaurant off of Drake’s campus costs money. Meyer also knows
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Around Drake’s campus it seems like there are only a few options on what to eat. Sandwiches, fast food and sushi. That’s right, just across the street from Goodwin-Kirk and in the heart of Drake West Village lies Haiku, a sushi restaurant. Haiku got its start back in 2011. Once an empty section of West Village, Haiku has become a local hotspot for dates and business lunches. Drake students also find it to hold a plethora of benefits as well. First-year Madeline Meyer finds Haiku to be a wonderful grub location. — Madeline Meyer, Drake first-year “The best part about eating at Haiku is that I don’t have to eat campus food,” Meyer said. “Sushi is a healthy, out of the ordinary alternative the drawbacks of not being able to than ordering pizza or grabbing use flex dollars or Bulldog Bucks. a sub sandwich. Also the atmo“Well obviously you have to sphere at Haiku is more formal, so pay money for Haiku and you can’t it would be a prime place to take use flex dollars. Anytime as a cola date you wanted to impress or a lege student I don’t like spending faculty member for discussion as money,” Meyer said. opposed to say, Paul Revere’s or Of course, the experienced
Haiku-goer has his or her own favorites. “(My favorite dishes are) Leo’s Treat and the classic California roll,” sophomore Raquel Riviera said. “I get this every single time. I have never changed it up. Every time I go there I tell myself I am going to try something different, but it just never happens.” Haiku seats 130 people and takes on the appeal of an Asian fusion restaurant. With several rolls and sushi options to choose from, Haiku keeps up with demand with a cutting edge sushi bar and serving classic dishes from Chinese, Japanese and Thai cultures. So the next time you want to eat something besides a Big Mac and fries or a $5 footlong, stop by Haiku. Offering dine-in or carryout, Haiku has operating hours of 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. through 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and noon through 9:30 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, menu questions and accommodations, contact Haiku at (515) 277-6704.
“The best part about eating at Haiku is that I don’t have to eat campus food. Sushi is a healthy, out of the ordinary alternative than ordering pizza or grabbing a sub sandwich.”
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Battle of the platforms Larissa Wurm
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There is more out there than just Facebook. Apps like Vine, Instagram and GetGlue offer users the opportunity to share more than just status updates. But why do we care? “They all have something unique,” Abby Bedore, a senior public relations major, said. “They delve deeper into one component.” Facebook integrates the sharing of news, photos, videos and whatever else is going on in our lives. Apps like Vine and Instagram focus on a single part of that. Other apps, like GetGlue, offer people a way to socialize and meet others who are talking about something specific — in its case, television shows and movies. For those not completely sold on the uses of Twitter Bedore said, “It’s different. But it allows you to connect with people, use hashtags to connect with them and you can keep up and even connect with celebrities.” With new apps and sites being developed all the time, Bedore also uses Twitter to see what apps are being talked about. Chris Snider, the instructor for Social Media Strategies said following people on Twitter and reading the “Social Media Examiner” online is helpful to keep up with what’s new in social media. Google+ is another social me-
dia site that has been trying to make its way to popularity. “It has potential. It’s a lot like Facebook,” Bedore said. “But I like the Google Hangout.” Snider says Google+ has some cool features that could draw people to it. “It’s tied into Google,” he said, which could offer more personal results in searches. Snider, Bedore and sophomore Nicole Barnett all say that Vine is definitely an up-andcoming app to keep an eye on. “It’s like Instagram for videos,” Barnett said. Another app to keep an eye on is Timehop, which shows the user what they were doing on that day one year ago. It will show statuses and media from whatever accounts that are linked with it. One big question that many in social media have: Is Myspace truly coming back? “Not for me,” Bedore said. “I was never on it to start with and I think it’s too similar to Facebook.” Barnett, an advertising major, agrees. “Facebook has really launched,” she said. “Myspace already happened.” Snider tends to disagree. “With the help of a big celebrity, Justin Timberlake and its focus on music,” said Snider. “It has a chance.” Barnett and Bedore are both students in Snider’s social media class.
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Sports Men’s Tennis
Drake shocks No. 14 Washington Freshman Lott clinches 4-3 victory in three-set thriller Dominic Johnson
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Taylor Soule | sports editor
FRESHMAN BEN LOTT prepares to serve at the Drake Fall Invitational on Sept. 21 at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Lott clinched the Bulldogs’ 4-3 victory over No. 14 Washington on Saturday in Minneapolis, Minn.
Men’s Tennis Calendar FEB. 27 @ Iowa W, 5-2
MARCH 01 @ Minnesota W, 4-3
The No. 27 Drake men’s tennis traveled to Minneapolis, Minn., this past weekend and turned in arguably the greatest performance of any squad in Drake tennis history. The Bulldogs started off the weekend with a come-frombehind victory over the No. 66 Minnesota Gophers, Drake’s first win over the Gophers since 2008. Just a day later, Drake knocked off the No. 14 Washington Huskies, the highest-ranked opponent Drake has ever defeated. Drake’s first match in Minnesota’s Baseline Tennis Center was against the host Gophers, a team that has been ranked as high as No. 34 this season. The Bulldogs had not won in Minneapolis since 2008, but that was soon to change once the teams stepped on court to decide the doubles point. Head coach Davidson Kozlowski decided to mix up the doubles pairings for the match, putting senior Anis Ghorbel and junior Robin Goodman together at the third doubles slot. The partnership paid dividends in less than an hour, as the duo posted an 8-2 win over Minnesota’s Leandro Toledo and Eric Frueh. The Gophers struck back though, as Mathieu Froment and Jack Hamburg defeated senior Jean Erasmus and sophomore Alen Salibasic at the top doubles slot. All eyes turned to senior James McKie and freshman Ben Lott, as their match would decide the lone doubles point. The tandem came through in the clutch for the Bulldogs, winning 8-4 over Rok Bonin and Juan Pablo Ramirez. “We played some of the best doubles of the year,” McKie said. “Minnesota is known for strong doubles, and for us to go up to Minneapolis and take the doubles point was huge and probably the deciding factor in the match.” With a 1-0 lead, play switched to singles, where the Bulldogs
MARCH 02 @ Washington W, 4-3
MARCH 18 @ Stetson 2 p.m.
soon extended their lead. Goodman easily dispatched Jack Hamburg, 6-3, 6-2, at the third singles position to push the lead to 2-0. But at this point the Gophers began to claw their way back into the match. Toledo defeated McKie in three sets at the second spot, while Ruben Weber defeated Drake sophomore Ben Mullis at the sixth position. With the score tied at two apiece, Minnesota took the advantage for the first time in the match when Bonin outlasted Ghorbel in a tight third set. “A couple guys won their matches quickly, but it came down to two matches that were still on court four hours later,” Erasmus said. The Bulldogs’ comfortable lead disappeared, and the Gophers looked to clinch the match at the fourth position. Minnesota’s Mathieu Froment led Salibasic 6-1, 5-2 and 40-15, but Salibasic refused to lose the match. The Drake sophomore saved a total of eight match points as his 1-6, 7-6, 6-3 come-from-behind victory leveled the score at 3-3. Focus shifted to court five, where Erasmus was battling Minnesota’s Ramirez. By the time Salibasic won at the fourth spot, the two players reached the decisive third set. Erasmus’ guile and determination awarded him match points at 5-4, and he soon clinched the match for the Bulldogs with a finishing overhead. “I played a solid match and managed to eventually clinch the match after the 3-3 tie, which is the first time we’ve done that (against Minnesota) since I’ve been a part of this team,” Erasmus said Friday night. “It was a great feeling, and hopefully, we can keep it up in the next match.” Erasmus’ words rang true less than 24 hours later as the Bulldogs once again took the court, this time against No. 14 Washington. Drake came out playing at a high level in doubles, but the Huskies proved to be too much in doubles
MARCH 19 @ South Florida 1 p.m.
play. Ghorbel and Goodman won their doubles match at the third position, 8-5, but the Huskies prevailed at the top two slots to take the doubles point. Down 0-1, the Bulldogs struck back in singles play. Salibasic, one of the heroes against Minnesota, easily knocked off Washington’s Emmett Egger 6-1, 6-2, but the momentum shifted right back to the Huskies. Washington’s Kyle McMorrow, ranked No. 19 in the nation in singles, dispatched Ghorbel in straight sets, while McKie suffered a similar fate at the second singles position against Marton Bots. But just like they did against the Gophers, the Bulldogs battled their way back into the match. Erasmus defeated Viktor Farkas 6-1, 6-4, and Goodman won 6-0, 5-7, 6-4 to tie the match at 3-3. The weight of the match fell upon the shoulders of Drake’s only freshman, Ben Lott, playing at the sixth position. Lott had dropped the first set 6-3, but had rallied back in the second 6-2. And with his entire team cheering him on from the sidelines, Lott not only clinched the biggest match of his career, but arguably the biggest match in all of Drake tennis history. Lott’s 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 win over Washington’s Jeff Hawke gave the Bulldogs their first win over a Top15 opponent. With a winning streak that has now reached 14 straight, Drake eagerly anticipates the newest national rankings that will be released Tuesday by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. The Bulldogs are almost guaranteed to break into the Top-25 for the first time in school history. Although their next match isn’t until March 18 against Stetson University, the Bulldogs will be hard at work in the Roger Knapp Tennis Center during the next two weeks.
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Bulldogs beat Central Arkansas, fall to Northern Illinois Taylor Soule
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The Drake women’s tennis team went 1-1 on Saturday at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. The Bulldogs opened a busy weekend with a 6-1 win over Central Arkansas, thanks to a pair of early doubles victories. At the No. 1 doubles position, the duo of junior Klavdija Rebol and freshman Jordan Eggleston recorded an 8-2 decision over Krizia Buck and Allison Murphy. The No. 2 pair of freshmen Maddie Johnson and Lea Kozulic clinched the doubles point with an 8-5 win against Simona Horsikyan and Sasha Ruocco. The early momentum translated into a near sweep of singles, as Drake dropped just one singles match. Central Arkansas forced third sets at the No. 1 and No. 2 singles spots, but the Bulldogs maintained composure. At No. 1, Rebol registered a 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-3 decision over Simona Horsikyan. At No. 2, Kozulic rallied to a 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 win versus Murphy. Freshman Evy Van Genechten dispatched Kristina Horsikyan at the No. 3 slot, 6-4, 7-5. The Bull-
dogs’ lone singles loss came at No. 4, where Eggleston narrowly lost to Buck, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 11-9. Drake sealed the 6-1 victory with convincing losses at the No. 5 and No. 6 positions. At No. 5, Johnson routed Ruocco, 6-1, 6-0. At No. 6, sophomore Nell Boyd beat Anna Buyukyan, 6-2, 6-5. A dangerous Northern Illinois squad edged the Bulldogs 4-3 just hours later on Saturday. The Huskies swept doubles with three 8-6 wins to open with a 1-0 lead. Singles proved a backand-forth affair, though, as Drake won three matches and dropped three. At the No. 1 spot, Nelle Youel defeated Rebol, 6-2, 6-1. Central Arkansas’s Haley Dekkinga rallied at No. 2 to beat Kozulic, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Van Genechten registered a win at No. 3 with a 6-2, 6-2 ledger over Arantza De La Torre. At No. 4, Mary Malkin defeated Eggleston, 6-3, 6-2. Johnson and Boyd registered straight-sets wins at No. 5 and No. 6, respectively. The Bulldogs are back in action against in-state rival Iowa State at 6 p.m. on Friday in Ames.
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FRESHMAN MADDIE JOHNSON prepares to hit a forehand at the Drake Fall Invitational on Sept. 14.
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PageSeven Men’s Basketball
Late Southern Illinois run dooms Bulldogs Tad Unruh
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On Wednesday, Drake handily defeated the Indiana State Sycamores 67-56 for its first win in Terre Haute, Ind., since 2008. Both teams were coming off BracketBusters wins on the weekend. Indiana State won in overtime against the Iona Gaels as Drake dismantled Green Bay. The game started out with both teams trading baskets, a tight fit until freshman Micah Mason knocked down a 3-pointer with four minutes left in the half. That basket charged the Bulldog squad with 11 straight points and a 27-21 lead. The Bulldogs never looked back from there. From the under 14-minute timeout, the Drake lead never dropped below nine, and stretched to as much as 15. Drake also welcomed back senior Jordan Clarke with a 10-point10-rebound performance, who sat out the Green Bay game with battered knees. Drake turned in a balanced scoring effort as junior Richard Carter led with 15, redshirt senior Seth VanDeest put in 14 and Clarke and senior Ben Simons with 10 each. The Bulldogs shot 45.1 percent from the field but an underwhelming 25 percent from three-point range. Junior Jake Odum led Indiana State with 13 points. The Sycamores shot 34.8 percent from the field and 32 percent from beyond the arc. Saturday night for the Drake Bulldogs (14-16, 7-11 MVC) wasn’t just about basketball, it was about family. Sometimes a family must say goodbye. It was even more heartbreaking with the 66-63 loss to the Southern Illinois Salukis (14-16, 6-12 MVC). The night was about honoring three seniors in Simons, Clarke and Chris Hines.
They were greeted with raucous applause at the beginning of the game as each was given a framed set of his own jersey, each surrounded by family and fans. The emotions turned on the court as Drake started hot early. The game started off quickly as the MVC foes traded baskets. Hines drained a jumper to start a 13-2 Drake run early on in the game. But the Salukis answered by chipping it back to a Drake 3230 lead at halftime. Halftime was a celebratory atmosphere, honoring one of Drake’s basketball legends, as well as many of Drake’s former players. Drake’s own Dolph Pulliam has been a part of the Drake family for over 24 years. He is retiring after the season is over. He is well-known for being a part of the Drake Bulldog 1969 Final Four team that played against UCLA’s John Wooden and Lew Alcindor (later to be Kareem AbdulJabbar) in the national semifinals. After graduating from Drake, Pulliam went on to become the first African-American news and radio broadcaster in Iowa. Pulliam later returned to Drake as the athletic department’s marketing and promotions director. Throughout his time as faculty, Pulliam has produced the Beautiful Bulldog Contest, Halloween Hoops, the holiday food basket program and the holiday wish program. Currently, Pulliam is director of community outreach and development, though he will retire this spring. He was presented with an honorary key to the city, a proclamation for Dolph Pulliam Day in Des Moines, and the Donald V. Adams Drake Spirit award. The Bulldogs continued their vaunted three-point attack into the second half leading by as much as eight. But then the Salukis’ Jeff Early stole the seniors’ spotlight. Down
the stretch, Early scored 14 points in the last 12 minutes and was the pure scorer on the floor. Drake head coach Mark Phelps lamented on the defensive pressure on Early. “He’s been playing better, as most players have been playing better down the stretch,” Phelps said. “We just couldn’t stop him enough obviously with 26 points.” Early started a 13-5 run that culminated with a tie game at 55-55. That is where the Salukis took control. Drake battled back and closed within one point as Simons hit a 3-pointer to make it 63-64, but Early was given two shots from the charity stripe and nailed both of them, downing the Bulldogs on a disappointing Senior Night. Simons was blunt about the loss. “We got hot a little bit there at the end, but so did they, and that’s the kind of team they are,” Simons said. “They made some tough shots, and we gave them credit and we didn’t get enough stops.” Clarke was just as pointed about his team’s performance on the emotional day. “It wasn’t that it was Senior Night, we just lost,” Clarke said. “A loss is a loss. It hurts your stomach no matter what it is.” The Bulldogs shot 48.8 percent from the floor and were led by the seniors with Simons putting in 15, Clarke 12 and Hines scoring nine points. The team had 16 turnovers and shot 41 percent from beyond the arc. The Salukis shot a scorching 51.9 percent from the field and were led by seniors Early with 26 points and Desmar Jackson with 15. Drake opens the Missouri Valley Conference Championship on Friday in St. Louis, Mo. The Bulldogs will take on Bradley also 7-11 in MVC play, at 6 p.m.
SENIOR FORWARD BEN SIMONS prepares to shoot a 3-pointer against MVC rival Southern Illinois on Saturday night at the Knapp Center.
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REDSHIRT JUNIOR CENTER SETH VANDEEST battles a Southern Illinois defender as he jumps to shoot a layup on Saturday night at the Knapp Center. VanDeest finished with five points.
Intramural floor hockey rules explained Floor hockey season began this past week. Floor hockey is a tricky sport for most intramural players. Very few people have actually played floor hockey outside of a high school gym class. Soccer players tend to recognize some similarities between floor hockey rules and soccer rules — that is, until they try to kick the ball. Despite the lack of ice, the occasional ice hockey players try to check someone over the boards. As the intramural Times-Delphic liaison, I am more than happy to clarify some of the finer points of floor hockey. These are the easiest and most common penalties to commit in floor hockey. Kicking is not allowed. It seems like such a simple rule. Almost every other intramural sport, be-
sides soccer, has a rule against kicking the ball. Unfortunately, it is a natural reaction for most athletes to kick a ball that is by their feet. Especially, when they do not know how to control their stick. That penalty is an indirect shot. High sticking is the easiest call to make. It becomes even easier when a player flips the stick above his or her head to get around another player. It is common to see two players battling for a ball against the boards. Most people will automatically flip the stick over the heads of other players to get around them quickly. That is a high stick call. Most people think high sticking can only be called while a player is taking a shot. However, the point of the high stick call is to avoid injuring other players. If a player gets hit in the
head while someone is flipping his or her stick, that is a problem. The penalty for high sticking is either
Joanie Barry Columnist an indirect shot or a two-minute penalty depending on the location of the penalty. If the high stick
penalty occurs away from people, then the resulting penalty is an indirect shot. If the high stick penalty occurs while others are close by then it becomes a two-minute penalty. Lifting is another important call to explain to new floor hockey players. Typically after players start to get used to using their sticks, players start to get more aggressive with their stick handling. Lifting is when a player uses their stick to lift their opponent’s stick to get a better advantage on the ball. The penalty is an indirect shot. The most important thing about floor hockey is to not confuse it for another sport. Floor hockey is not broomball, ice hockey or soccer. Just because a player can flip his or her stick over his or
her head in ice hockey does not mean that is allowed in floor hockey. Just because there are indirect shots and a running clock does not mean that you can kick the ball like in soccer. Instead of a rule reminder for this week here is a helpful hint for floor hockey. Stop trying to argue with the officials because odds are, when it comes to floor hockey, you are wrong. Feel free to ask as many questions as you want, though. We only ask that you use your inside voice.
Barry is a junior radio-television and secondary education double major and can be reached at joan. email@example.com
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REDSHIRT SENIOR FORWARD Jordan Clarke drives to the basket against MVC rival Southern Illinois on Saturday night at the Knapp Center. Clarke finished with 12 points and six rebounds.
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