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Patrons relay in remembrance at annual Relay for Life
CARTER OSWOOD | staff photographer
by Ethan Clevenger News Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
The 7th annual Relay for Life at Drake University was held at the Knapp Center last Friday. While exact numbers are currently unknown,
CARTER OSWOOD | staff photographer
MEMBERS OF DRAKE BUSINESS FRATERNITY ALPHA KAPPA PSI (above) carry a poster as they complete their first lap. Many lanterns like THIS ONE (right) lined the track around the Knapp Center Friday night while members of the Drake community walked laps. Each lantern is in remembrance of someone lost to cancer.
Colleges Against Cancer co-President Robin Sautter said that over 600 participants registered online, and she believes at least 500 actually attended the event. Current estimates of money raised are around $33,000. The team also met several other goals including total teams, the participation of a faculty team and the amount of
sponsorship they were able to acquire. “Overall, we were extremely happy with this year’s Relay for Life,” Sautter said. “We received quite a bit of positive feedback from students... Colleges Against Cancer is excited to already start planning the next one.”
Senate talks racial issues on campus Students pack Cowles’ fishbowl to start the process by Lauren Ehrler
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Seats were in short supply, but emotions were not at last Thursday’s meeting of Student Senate. Close to 100 senators, students, faculty and staff crowded into the glass room on the second floor of Cowles Library last Thursday night. A majority of the students present were there to show support for the petition that was written in response to an act of racial discrimination that happened on Drake’s campus. “One of the reasons we’re very, very upset this evening is because… this is not an isolated incident,” said Matt Martin, a member of the Coalition of Black Students.
The incident mentioned in the petition involves a white student yelling out of a window in Jewett to a group of black students walking passed. The white student yelled, “and get off our campus. We don’t want you on our campus. We don’t like…,” according to the petition. Martin said that although more serious and blatant incidents have happened in the past, other students, faculty and even President David Maxwell urged the students involved to speak out this time. “There are a lot of black people who are uncomfortable on this campus,” Martin said. Martin asked Student Senate for a response, but other students who showed up in support thought fostering communication could also be an
outcome. Former Diversity Interest Senator-At-Large Tanaya Thomas urged students to offer suggestions and ideas on how to combat the current racial relations at Drake. “Even though this topic — race — is an uncomfortable topic to talk about, it needs to be discussed,” Thomas said. Others were for fostering discussions and communication. “It’s from small discussions that great change can be,” said Sen. Sumit Sen. Sen. Erin Hogan said that action should have taken place prior to the incident.
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Latex paint proves to be a non-issue by Kathryn Kriss
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JANET ECKLES | staff photographer
THE PAINTED STREET is often worn by the time the snow melts, so switching to oil-based paints may have been disastrous for the tradition.
We’ve all seen the signs papered around Olmsted, Hubbell and the residence halls — no latex allowed. Because of students with life-threatening latex allergies, all products have been banned from the campus. Even something as small as a stray balloon can set off an allergic reaction that requires a trip to the hospital. Latex is a milky fluid that comes from the sap of rubber trees. Accord-
ing to the American Latex Allergy Association, while the actual substance is not harmful, the body confuses it for something that is. Latex allergies only affect 1 percent of the population, but that means there are still 3 million people that need to be cautious around everyday household items like rubber gloves and baby pacifiers. There are several types of latex allergies. Some people suffer localized allergic reactions from skin contact with the substance. Other people are fatally affected by simply inhaling it, with their airways closing
up and their whole body going into shock. Other people, like health care workers, develop it over long periods of time by wearing latex gloves, and the symptoms are usually restricted to the areas that are in contact with the latex, like hands. We’ve all been warned enough times and understand the grave importance of keeping latex out of the halls and free from the campus. However, some people have started won-
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>> CAMPUS CALENDAR >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> WHAT: Sigma Alpha Iota Recital
WHAT: “Art and Politics Now”
WHERE: Sheslow Auditorium
WHERE: Cowles Library
WHEN: Monday, April 2, 7:30 p.m.
WHAT: Rob Scheps/Frank Basile Quintet
WHAT: “Dissecting the European Financial Crisis”
WHERE: Turner Jazz Center
WHERE: Bulldog Theater
WHEN: Tuesday, April 3, 9 p.m.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 4, 7:30 p.m.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 3, 7 p.m.
Senate candidates announced — elections incoming
Petition to end racism at Drake has over 500 signatures
Turner Jazz Center to host renowned jazz group
Women’s tennis holds of Northern Iowa
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“ Student Senate candidates selected quote of the
Why did it have to come to this for us to have this dialogue?
—SENIOR ERIN HOGAN, ORGANIZATIONAL SENATOR | PAGE 2
Hopefuls plaster campus with posters for campaigning Joey Gale
Julianne Klampe Taylor Crow
Michael Riebel Stephen Slade Breanna Thompson Ekta Haria Natalie Larson
Michael Terrell Justin Hike
Zachary Keller Napoleon Douglas
Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Arts & Sciences
School of Education
Nupur Chopra Natalie Gadbois
9 Election begins.
FROM SENATE, PAGE 1 “Why did it have to come to this for us to have this dialogue?” Hogan said. “Clearly, we have identified there is a Drake culture issue.” Quincy Brown, president of Young Legendz, also offered his opinion on the subject at hand. “Its about relearning mindsets — you have to re-teach,” Brown said. In other business, Student Senate also approved a new student organization and made allocations to two organizations. The Drake Disc Golf Club was passed by acclamation and will provide students with the opportunity to play in disc golf leagues and tournaments. Senate also allocated $800 to Stu-
Election ends. Tentative results announced after midnight.
dents in Free Enterprise for transportation and lodging costs associated with attending the SIFE Regional Competition on April 16 in Chicago. The Goodwin-Kirk RA Staff also received a $275.61 allocation to help cover costs associated with holding the GK 3K. The three-kilometer race will happen on Drake’s campus on April 21. Registration is open to all Drake students.
Run-off campaigning begins.
FROM LATEX, PAGE 1 dering how this is going to affect this year’s Relays. Underclassmen marvel at the painted street, coated with latex-based acrylic paint, and upperclassmen fondly remember the campus dotted with balloons. It would be a shame for anybody to miss out on Relays due to an allergy. Fortunately, the Drake Student Activities Board has been on top of this. Senior Elizabeth Watton of the SAB Relays Committee recognizes that in past years, acrylic paint has always been used for street painting and will continue to be used. “We were told that the latex allergy is specific to balloons, so acrylic paint will be fine,” Watton said. SAB had contemplated switching
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to possibly an oil-based paint just to be safe, but after receiving the news that there was no problem, and since acrylic is cheaper and lasts longer, it decided to use the same stuff as always for Street Painting this year. Watton mentioned that steps will still be taken to ensure the campus is balloon-free for Relays. On April 9, the Relays Committee wakes up early to decorate the campus — streamers, chalk, ribbons and balloons — to help boost enthusiasm and school spirit for the upcoming Relays. The only difference is that balloons will not be used this year. “Latex-free balloons are a little bit expensive, so this is really forcing us to get creative,” Watton said. The only other event that uses balloons is Blitz Day, which falls on
April 9 this year. Once again, SAB will have to revise its decorations, though students have no doubt it will still be unforgettable. Drake Relays are all about bringing the campus together, including those with health issues. Every student should have the right and ability to participate in this time-honored tradition.
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Letter to the Editor
Hundreds sign a petition to end racism at Drake
Dear Editor: We are writing to make you aware of a recent event that occurred on Drake’s campus in the hope that you
This event surely demonstrates that we can no longer ignore the presence of racism on our campus and that members of the Drake community need to engage in more direct, crosscultural dialogue.
will share our outrage at this incident and will use the forum of The TimesDelphic to encourage intentional dialogue about perceptions of race and racism on our campus. On a Saturday night in early March, six Drake students and an Iowa State student were walking along the Painted Street, returning to their various residences. As they passed Jewett Hall, a woman shouted from a third-floor window, “You dropped something back there.” As one student went to pick up the item he had dropped, the woman shouted again, “And get off our campus. We don’t want you on our campus. We don’t like…” The remainder of her comments were drowned out by the response of the students, who had begun yelling back. The woman in Jewett shut her window, and a few moments later, a first-year Drake student, who had attended a Drake event with the group earlier, arrived with her father and brother. The family had witnessed the group’s reaction to the woman’s comments, and after listening to an ex-
Editors Note: We originally planned to publish this letter in our March 29 issue. Because of confusion during a rushed deadline, it was unintentionally omitted. We apologize for the over sight. The letter and its petition, signed by more than 500 supporters, call attention to incidents on campus that have made fellow students feel unwelcome because of racial hostility toward members of the Drake community. The Times-Delphic offers to serve as a forum for ongoing discussion of this issue. We encourage all members of the Drake community to submit letters or commentary to foster continued conversation. We will print as many submissions and letters as space provides in our paper. Please submit letters or commentary to email@example.com. We ask that you limit pieces to 250 words. Deadlines for submissions are Tuesdays at noon for Thursday issues and Fridays at noon for Monday issues. In order to be published, letters much be accompanied with a name and contact information. If you have questions, please refer to the “Letters and Submission Policy” at the bottom of page 3.
planation of the incident, the father encouraged the students to ignore the woman’s comments, and the students then continued their walk home. Although no direct references were made regarding the race of the students walking on the Painted Street, all of these students and their family members are black, and the woman who shouted at them is white. The students felt that the comments carried with them an assumption that they could not be Drake students and that black people do not belong on Drake’s campus. They
felt that a group of white students would never have received those comments, and they reported that this is only one of many racially charged incidents they have experienced while at Drake. We recognize that this is not an isolated incident, but part of a broader campus culture that pretends that racism no longer exists. This event surely demonstrates that we can no longer ignore the presence of racism on our campus and that members of the Drake community need to engage in more direct, cross-cultural dialogue. Part of the Drake mission is to provide an exceptional learning environment and to prepare students for responsible global citizenship. We cannot claim to have an exceptional learning environment unless we welcome and support all students; we cannot claim to engage in responsible global citizenship unless we are actively promoting intercultural interaction and understanding. With these aspects of the mission in mind, we urge you to use The Times-Delphic as a place to begin
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Hubbell Trouble: Don’t get antsy, just get fancy
Taking a boring, cheesy tortilla to a fancy quesadilla
Let’s set the scene: We were at Hubbell with Madison. It was a visit day and the long lines went on and on. We were in a time crunch yet still craving something delicious. After a couple laps the only thing in sight were quesadillas. Let’s face it, a cheese quesadilla isn’t very filling and is super boring so we made it better. Hence, the Fancy Quesadilla. Acquire the following: • Cheese quesadilla • Tomatoes • Onion • Black Beans • Black Olives • Jalapenos • Variety of Cheeses • Shredded Lettuce (by the condiments) • Salsa Slowly open up the quesadilla, exposing the inner workings. Dump all of your ingredients onto one side of the quesadilla. Close it and panini it. Once we got our gorgeous bronzed lines on our quesadilla we topped it with cheese and microwaved it. We ate it with salsa and it was yummy. Nom nom nom.
START WITH THESE INGREDIENTS: Gather a cheese quesadilla, tomatoes, onions, black beans and olives, jalapenos, cheese and shredded lettuce.
Our favorite thing about this is the versatility. For example, you could also get some grilled chicken from the salad line or add other things are being cooked up in Hubbell that you want to toss on a cheesy tortilla. Since everyone else is doing it: YOLO, Hubbell Trouble KENZIE KRAMER & HILARY HAMILTON | COLUMNISTS
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Fireside chat with President Maxwell Tuesday @ 5 p.m. Pomerantz Stage
Legendary jazz musicians perform at Drake Turner Jazz Center hosts Scheps, Basile Quintet
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New York may be 19 hours from Drake, but the Turner Jazz Center is bringing a piece of it to Drake tomorrow at 9 p.m. The Rob Scheps/
Frank Basile Quintet will be performing in our hall. These two musicians are legends in the jazz world. Turner Center marketing director Maggie Sanabria described them as “a world class group.” There will be two main performers at the NYC concert, as suggested by the group’s name: Rob Scheps
and Frank Basile. Both play the saxophone, though Scheps is a tenor or soprano saxophonist while Basile prefers the lower baritone sax. They have known each other for years; they were seated together in the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. Not only does this orchestra have a long history, starting back in 1966
under musicians Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, but it also has toured through Europe and won a Grammy for the song “The Way” — the Music of Slide Hampton. Currently, the orchestra is nominated for two Grammys: the best large jazz ensemble and the best instrumental arrangement. Based in one of New York’s famous nightclubs, the Village Vanguard, the jazz orchestra’s Monday night performances are popular with jazz fans. Though it has changed names and directors many times, this 16-player group has still remained an iconic band. As written in The New York Sun: “(The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra) is the most influential jazz big band of the contemporary era.” Yet both Scheps and Basile have their own groups. Scheps currently has a “Core-tet,” while Basile performs in a quintet. Currently, they are taking a break from the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and are touring throughout the country in a quintet with a Kansas City pianist, percussionist and string bass player. Five weeks after their tour concludes, the two will rejoin the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra for a concert in Indianapolis. Dr. James Romain, assistant director of jazz studies and associate professor of saxophone at Drake, knows Scheps from several years ago and managed to put Drake on the duo’s tour list. It is a huge performance since The New York Sun also explained that “this is the band in which every student musician dreams of playing, the band that virtually every college jazz orchestra tries to sound like.” In the past, Romain has also
brought in members from the Des Moines Big Band and from Kansas City. Also coming up later this semester is Drake’s Jazz I ensemble. On April 11, it will feature guest artist, pianist and drummer Matt Harris at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be $5, but there is a $3 student rush if you bring your ID. On April 26, the Turner Jazz Center performs at 7:30 p.m. The next day will feature a swing dancing night. This event is waiting to be approved, so speak up if you want to have the event (the Turner Jazz Center can be contacted via Facebook or through the email listed below). It is expected to be free. However, since the NYC event is so impressive, admission will be charged. If you call ahead of time, tickets can be bought for $12. For large groups, there is also an offered rate of $9 per ticket for 10 or more people. Drake students will be given the same $9 price if they show their student ID at the door. For all others in the community, the price will be $15. Payment will be made at the door and in cash. To reserve tickets, you can call 515-271-3110. You can also email email@example.com to reserve your spot.
Go to the concert! Tuesday @ 9 p.m. Turner Jazz Center
National Public Health Week at Drake Campus recognizes public health through series of events Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
Each year, organizations and communities across the country hold events in conjunction with National Public Health Week. Drake University is taking it one step further, adding “global” to the traditional title in an effort to broaden the geographic scope of the programs. “The purpose of the week is to raise awareness of public health issues, the importance of supporting public health programs and to highlight the opportunities for study in this field at Drake and careers afterwards,” said David Skidmore, director of the Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship. The three-day program is sponsored by the Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship and is organized by adjunct professor Meghan Harris. The week will kick off tonight at 7 p.m. with a screening in Bulldog Theater of the recently released film
by Bailey Berg
The purpose of the week is to raise awareness of public health issues, the importance of supporting public health programs and to highlight the opportunities for study in this field at Drake and careers afterwards.
“Contagion,” which highlights public health work in action, specifically the field of epidemiology. “Outbreaks and infectious diseases often make the news, and we thought it would be interesting to show a film about it,” Harris said. “Though sensationalized, the movie recognizes the potential impact a novel disease could have on our society.” Tomorrow, speakers from several Iowa universities — including the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, Des Moines University and Drake — will discuss international
public health work in Harvey Ingham 102 at 3 p.m. Finally, a career panel will wrap up the week on Wednesday in Cline 206 at 6 p.m. The three speakers include the following: Tom Newton, former director of the Iowa Department of Public Health and current director of Network Engagement at Wellmark, will discuss his rapid assent into the director’s position and how his professional life has since changed; Jami Haberl, executive director of Safeguard Iowa, will talk about her career in emergency preparedness; and Polly Carver-Kimm, a former Des
Moines radio personality turned public information officer for former Gov. Chet Culver and for two administrations at the Iowa Department of Public Health. Skidmore said that while Drake has been participating in events for Health Week for several years, the main focus this year has shifted to public health rather than health overall. “Public health deals with the health of populations rather than of individuals and is distinct from those aspects of the medical care system that focus on direct doctor-patient re-
lationships,” Skidmore said. Skidmore said some examples of public health programs and campaigns include clean water and sanitation, responding to outbreaks of contagious diseases, public education about adverse health impacts of tobacco use, overeating and education about good pre- and post-natal health practices. Though not formally part of the Center for Global Citizenship’s program, Drake’s ONE chapter is holding a related event at Gray’s Lake Park on Thursday. From 6 to 8 p.m., there will be a two-mile walk to benefit the Nyamirama Health Center in Rwanda. The cost is $5 for students and $10 for everyone else, and admission includes a free water bottle, food, prizes and live music from a local student band. Proceeds from the walk will go to the FACEAIDS Adopt A Health Center Campaign run by Partners in Health.
Events for Global & National Public Health Week “Contagion” film showing Tonight @ 7 p.m. Bulldog Theater “A Review of Recent Development in Global Health: What’s it Got to Do With Iowa?” by Maureen McCue Tuesday @ 3 p.m. Harvey Ingham 102 Panel Discussion of Issues in Public Health: Iowa Practitioners in International Public Health Tuesday @ 4 p.m. Harvey Ingham 102 Panel Discussion on Careers in Public Health Wednesday @ 6 p.m. Cline 206
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Student Speak: April Fool’s Day April Fools’ Day is the one day out of the year that it’s not only accepted, but also encouraged, to prank those around you. We talked to students to hear what kinds of pranks they’ve pulled in the past or times that they themselves have been pranked.
“Freshman year we stuck pennies in the key holes on the doors so people couldn’t get out and another year some people put Saran Wrap on the toilets.” Jen Kaiser, junior
“My mom pranked me once and said she was going to make brownies, but she just cut out brown paper E’s. It’s kind of lame but it was funny.” Amanda Charpentier, junior
“I’ve done the one where you put the rubber band on the sink nozzle and when my mom turned it on she got all wet.” Addison Eck, sophomore
“One time I called my mom during the middle of school and said I got expelled because I pushed a teacher down a flight of stairs. Obviously it wasn’t true but she believed me and got mad.” Scott Morrett, sophomore
“I am unprankable.” Adam Brenner, first-year
‘Hunger Games’ movie phenomenon in review Believable actors and its similarity to the book make the movie a success Staff Writer email@example.com
With a ticket sold every 10 seconds, according to the New York Times, “The Hunger Games” trilogy’s first movie, named after the first book, is a worldwide phenomenon and has been translated into 26 languages already. The first time I read the books was in Spanish, but then I re-read the books in English before seeing the movie. Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, sparked controversy when she was first announced for the role. She has blonde hair, but the character Katniss has dark hair. After seeing the actress in the movie, I’d argue she’s prettier as Katniss with dark brown hair and no makeup than with her blonde hair and dark eye makeup. Lawrence has received immense praise for her acting in the movie, and I thought she found a great middle ground of being aggressive and independent while still maintaining some degree of vulnerability. As the protagonist, Lawrence had a lot of pressure, and I admit that I had little to zero expectations for her, but yet I admired the fact that they cast someone who was basically a nobody as the lead because Katniss in
the book is truly one of a kind and unlike any person I’ve yet to meet. I don’t how she got into the role as well as she did, but I applaud her for that; she was an incredibly believable Katniss. Katniss’ lover and opponent in the Hunger Games, Peeta Mellark, was played by Josh Hutcherson, who most would recognize from movies such as “Bridge to Terabithia,” “Journey
The overall way that the actual Hunger Games was set up was far beyond what I pictured.
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to the Center of the Universe” and “Little Manhattan.” Hutcherson was a bigger name actor going into the movie, and he portrayed Peeta’s likability and ease with words well. Seeing his growth from other movies helped him translate the Peeta in the book into the movie. I was impressed with how Hutcherson made Peeta look athletic but
not incredibly muscular, showing his disadvantage from the other opponents in the games. I was glad they didn’t make Peeta look too tough or strong because in the book, it was clear that he was somewhere in the middle of the pack in the games. Gale’s role, played by Liam Hemsworth, who is most commonly known as Miley Cyrus’ boyfriend, actually provided the audience with further insight than the book does because we see his reaction first-hand to Katniss kissing Peeta, and how he took care of Primrose, Katniss’ sister. President Snow, who presides over Panem, looked more normal than what I had envisioned in the books from reading them in Spanish. I pictured more of clown-type image with white painted skin and green hair and for him to be much more intimidating than he was in the book, but maybe that’ll be better shown in the second or third movie. After reading the books again in English, though, I noticed that maybe some of the details I had made up of President Snow were in my head and had been presumptions from what the Capital people in general dressed like. The overall way that the actual Hunger Games was set up was far beyond what I pictured it, and I loved how Seneca Crane strode around a white room with people in white
uniforms, adding elements that affect the game. In the book, I thought that the arena was built around an area of land, but the technological aspects surprised me. When a book is made into a movie, it typically doesn’t follow the book as well as the fan base typically would prefer, but I think that the accuracy
of “The Hunger Games” was due to author Suzanne Collins being a co-writer for the movie. This allowed the author to not simply completely sign over her copyrights, but allowed her to have a more active role. I think it paid off in the long run because the book and the movie stayed very closely knit.
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WHAT TO WATCH FOR
It’s a shame our golf squads are always traveling and we can’t support them like we support the rest of our teams. But we can still keep up with how they’re doing. The men’s golf squad will participate in the ASU Red Wolf Intercollegiate tournament in Jonesboro, Ark. on Monday and Tuesday. Go Bulldogs.
Bulldogs thump Creighton 7-0 in MVC opener
Hadash, McKie and Ghorbel earn easy wins in singles play, ISU and Bradley up next by Dominic Johnson
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Drake began Missouri Valley Conference play with a bang last Saturday morning, as the No. 46 Bulldogs dismantled the Creighton Bluejays 7-0. On a cold, dreary morning that never saw the temperature above 60 degrees, Drake grabbed the momentum right at the beginning of the match and didn’t relinquish it for the next three hours.
The Bluejays are best known for their competitive doubles play, as their team features a number of players who are often found crashing the net, but the Bulldogs were able to completely shut down their ability to do so on Saturday morning. Senior Cesar Bracho and freshman Alen Salibasic led the charge for Drake, as the duo easily defeated Sean Mathison and Ryan Norman of Creighton, 8-3. “We played one of the best matches we have played so far this season,” Bra-
cho said. “We came with a lot of intensity and good energy and were hitting our shots just like we have been doing in practice. “ The dominating doubles play continued at the top spot as well, where juniors James McKie and Anis Ghorbel defeated Creighton’s Billy Paluch and Kyle Obermeier 8-4. Like Bracho and Salibasic, the pair got out to an early lead and never looked back. “In doubles, we got an early twobreak lead, and we just kept being on offense and aggressive the whole time,”
Ghorbel said. Sophomore Robin Goodman and junior Jean Erasmus made it a clean sweep of doubles as they took out Elliott Baker and JT Christian 8-5. The Bulldogs kept powering through in singles play as well, led by McKie’s quick 6-2, 6-1 win over J.T. Christian. Creighton’s Christian attempted to attack the net against the Drake junior, which led to some success this fall season against Drake’s Erasmus, but McKie’s stellar movement and tight passing shots continued to frustrate his
Bluejay opponent. After McKie’s win, the floodgates opened for the Bulldogs, with three matches finishing within minutes of each other. Senior Jonathan Hadash pushed Drake’s lead to 3-0 with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Creighton’s Gabe Nagy. After trailing 0-3 in the first set, Hadash found his range and won the next 12 games. Salibasic clinched the match for the Bulldogs with a decisive 6-3, 6-4 win over Mathison. Minutes later, Ghorbel concluded his match against Paluch, winning 6-1, 6-1. “I knew that Paluch is pretty good, and I had to be ready out there on the court,” Ghorbel said. “I felt like I was in control the whole match today.” Freshman Ben Mullis then moved Drake’s tally to 6-0 with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Baker. Drake’s last win of the day came from Erasmus, who had to fight through a close first set against Creighton’s Obermeier. After winning the first set 6-4, the Drake junior easily captured the second 6-2. “Overall, today was a great way for us to start off conference play,” McKie said. “Even in the chilly conditions, we came out ready to play.” Drake will hit the road next weekend to travel to Illinois to take on Bradley and Illinois State. The Bulldogs will face the Bradley Braves on Friday afternoon in Peoria before traveling 40 miles east to Normal to take on the Redbirds of Illinois State on Saturday. Despite a 6-8 record, head coach Evan Austin said that the Redbirds aren’t a team to overlook in the MVC race. Although No. 73 Wichita State is seen as Drake’s main competition for the conference title, Illinois State has shown improvement throughout the season. “Illinois State has some talented young guys who are playing much better now, so we’ll need to be ready for everyone we play,” Austin said.
TAYLOR SOULE | photo editor JUNIOR JAMES MCKIE (left) and junior Anis Ghorbel (right) get in position to return a volley in the Bulldogs’ match against Creighton on Sunday. Drake defeated the Bluejays 7-0 in its Missouri Valley Conference opener. The Bulldogs will hit the road next weekend as they will take on MVC foes Bradley and Illinois State.
Drake squeeks by UNI in heated 4-3 victory by Taylor Soule
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After falling 5-2 against Northern Iowa last season, Drake stepped into the Roger Knapp Tennis Center last Saturday with vengeance. The Bulldogs’ payback mindset proved powerful. Drake overcame an early deficit to narrowly beat the Panthers, opening Missouri Valley Conference play with a statement. Before Drake notched a 4-3 win, though, the MVC rivals traded momentum. “They’re a really good team,” said freshman Nell Boyd. “They came out really strong. We had to come out and really fight because we were down.” Junior Manca Krizman and senior Gabriela Demos started Drake’s MVC campaign by dispatching UNI’s Krissy Lankelma and Cassandra Dix at the No. 1 doubles position, 8-4. The Panthers’ Chelsea Moore and Stefannia Sampaio routed senior Amanda Aragon and Boyd at the No. 3 position, 8-3. At No. 2, Jessica Kunzelmann and Nina Pfahler registered a 7-5 tiebreaker decision over senior Jessica Aguilera and sophomore Klavdija Rebol, securing the doubles point with a 9-8 match victory. After narrowly dropping the doubles point, Drake refocused entering singles play. “We knew we had chances to win,” Aguilera said. Despite a rocky start at No. 5 singles, Aguilera battled Lankelma en route to a 6-3, 6-1 win. “I started losing the first set, but I started fighting, and it worked out,” Aguilera said. After a 6-0 first-set win, Boyd dropped a three-set thriller to Moore at No. 4 singles, 0-6, 6-1, 7-6 (5). “It was just a matter of a few points,” she said. “It kind of sucks I didn’t win, but it was a good match.” Krizman registered her 23rdstraight singles victory with a 6-0, 6-2 decision over Pfahler at the No. 1 position. TAYLOR SOULE | photo editor SENIOR GABY DEMOS (top) and junior Manca Krizman (bottom) return a volley in the Bulldogs’ match against UNI on Saturday at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Drake will host Bradley and Illinois State next weekend.
Rebol followed in similar fashion, dispatching Dix at No. 2 singles, 6-4, 6-2. Junior Ali Patterson sealed Drake’s win with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Sampaio at the No. 6 spot. Kunzelmann netted Northern Iowa’s other singles win, dropping Demos at the No. 3 spot, 6-3, 6-1. For Aguilera, winning Saturday’s match avenged 2011’s lopsided rivalry. “UNI is one of our biggest rivals, and we were really happy to beat them,” she said. MVC play is just underway, and despite two match losses, Saturday’s win was a step in the right direction for Boyd. “It was huge,” she said. “It was a really good start to conference. It gives us a boost of confident heading into next week.” The Bulldogs face Bradley at 5 p.m. this Friday at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. On Saturday, Drake will take on Illinois State at 1 p.m. After playing an already strong 2011-12 schedule, the Redbirds pose a threat on Saturday. “Illinois State is going to be a very hard team to beat,” Boyd said. “They’ve played a lot of good teams this year, which probably has made them stronger.”
>> don’t miss this Drake vs. Bradley Friday, April 6 Roger Knapp Tennis Center 5 p.m.
Crew earns wins on first four races at Shelton Invitational by Eduardo Zamarripa
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The Bulldogs rowing squad completed a perfect day at the Shelton Invitational in Shelton, Conn., on Saturday. Drake won all four races they participated in, capturing both qualifying heats in the Varsity four and Varsity eight races, before earning the victory in the final races for each category. “The team rowed very well today against great competition,” said head coach Charlie DiSilvestro in a Drake athletics press release. “We knew the conference schools were getting better, and as we head to the automatic qualifying next season, each showed faster times.” The Bulldogs’ competition featured Sacred Heart, Fairfield, Iona, Canisius, Army and Skidmore. Racing in the Varsity eight race were Susan Goulette, Kat Moore, Maggie Benhart, Madi Perington, Brittney Smith, Jessica Nightser, Emily Householter, Sarah Travis and Jacque Nowers (coxswain). The Varsity four race featured Goulette, Moore, Benhart, Perington and Nowers (coxswain). “All the teams today, including Army and Skidmore (neither are MAAC schools), were strong today, and our team met the challenge, especially with borrowed boats and all the travel we did,” DiSilvestro said. “They showed great mental toughness in all four races today, and we are excited to add Marist tomorrow (Sunday), who is always the No. 1 seed at conference, to see how we stack up against them.” Marist competed in the final Varsity eight race on Sunday, wrapping up the two-day invitational. The results from that race will appear in the next issue of The Times-Delphic.
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Drake splits doubleheader against Bears by Taylor Soule
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When Missouri State’s Natalie Rose launched her first pitch, the Drake softball team didn’t hear cracking bats. Rose’s curveball instead hummed above home plate. The Bulldogs dropped game one 3-2 on Saturday afternoon at Ron Buel Field. After game one’s pitching perplexity, Drake hit its offensive stride to claim the second game 4-2. For sophomore pitcher Jordan Gronewold, solving Rose’s pitching rid-
dle proved tough early on. “It got us in the beginning,” she said. “We tried making adjustments.” Gronewold’s home run fueled Drake’s early offense push, giving the Bulldogs a 1-0 edge. Junior outfielder Macie Silliman completed Drake’s scoring with a third inning run. After stealing second base, Silliman sprinted home on sophomore Amy Pierce’s double, stretching Drake’s early advantage to 2-0. Missouri State’s Caitlin Chapin retaliated with an RBI double in the fourth inning to narrow Drake’s lead to 2-1. A Bulldog error drove Missouri
State’s Stevie Pierce home in the fifth inning, evening the scoreboard at two runs apiece. The Bears’ offensive blitz wasn’t finished just yet, though. Missouri State’s Lauren Eisenreich capitalized on another Bulldog error in the sixth inning to take the lead for good. After reaching base on a one-out walk from freshman pitcher Rebekah Schmidt, Eisenreich advanced to second base on a Bears bunt. After stealing third base, another Bulldog mistake nudged Eisenreich home. Rose closed game one with several key strikeouts, dealing Drake its first
Missouri Valley Conference defeat of the 2012 campaign. Improving to 11-4 on the season,
I think we just kept fighting and kept working at it. Eventually, we put some things together, strung some hits together and scored some runs.
- junior Lindsey Vande Wall
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Rose allowed two runs on six hits with four strikeouts. Just two hours later, the Bulldogs faced Rose’s swerving pitch again. This time, though, Drake’s adjustments paid off despite game two’s slow start. “I thought we started off a little sluggish, but then our momentum picked up and we just stuck with it that way,” Gronewold said. “We didn’t give up.” The Bears started game two with an early offensive statement. Back-to-back runs off two hits against Gronewold gave Missouri State a 2-0 lead in the second inning. Two innings later, the Bulldogs doubled Missouri State’s two-run output with four runs of their own. Silliman and Pierce opened the
fourth inning with consecutive singles. Freshman Hayley Nybo and senior Torey Craddock followed with back-toback hits, putting runners on first and second base. Junior Lindsey Vande Wall gave Drake the lead with her second home run of the season to give the Bulldogs a 3-2 advantage. “We were down and just had a couple runners on base, and I wasn’t thinking about much, just about getting a swing on the ball, and it worked out,” Vande Wall said. Later in the fourth inning, freshman infielder Laura Brewer registered an RBI single, extending the Bulldogs’ lead to 4-2. For Vande Wall, game two was evidence of Drake’s persistence. “I think we just kept fighting and kept working at it,” Vande Wall said. “Eventually, we put some things together, strung some hits together and scored some runs.” Saturday’s win improved Drake to 14-16 overall and 7-1 in the MVC. The Bulldogs take on in-state rival Iowa at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in Iowa City. After 2011’s 2-1 victory over the Hawkeyes, Vande Wall anticipates another competitive contest. “It was a close game last year, so I’m sure it will be the same this year,” she said. “We’ll just try to go to Iowa City and get a win.” With a Big Four win in mind, Drake is ready to rush Bob Pearl Field. “We’re just going to go out and play hard,” Gronewold said. “It’s just a midweek game, so we want to get a win and be ready for the weekend.”
SOPHOMORE JORDAN GRONEWOLD (TOP) winds up to deliver a pitch in the Bulldogs’ match against Missouri State on Saturday. Gronewold (bottom) led the Bulldogs to a doubleheader split to move their record to 7-1 in the MVC this year.
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Kentucky and Kansas square-off with Curtis, Lake take home first coaching bragging rights on the line
TRACK & FIELD
place at Arkansas Invite by Rodney Spears
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MEN Led by the arm of sophomore Andy Curtis, the Drake men’s track and field team had a strong showing in the Arkansas Spring Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., this past weekend. Curtis took first in the hammer throw with a throw of 164 feet 9 inches, shattering his previous personal record of 153 feet 7 inches. “I’m thrilled to see Andy get nearly a 15-foot personal best,” said throwing coach Mark Kostek in a Drake athletics press release. “He has improved greatly, and I’m encouraged that he can advance even more technically.” Just three feet short of his teammate in the hammer throw was junior Isaac Twombly with a throw of 161 feet 10 inches. Twombly finished in second place. Sophomore Phillip Beeler finished in fourth place in the javelin throw to be the third Drake thrower to place in the top six. Beeler finished with a throw of 202 feet 2 inches. Senior Charlie Lapham rallied for second place in the 1500-meter run with a time of 3:53.88. The team will next travel to Palo Alto, Calif., for the Stanford invitational this Saturday. WOMEN Senior Kirsten Lake led the women’s track and field squad at the Arkansas Spring Invitational last Saturday. Lake took home the unseeded 800-meter race with a personal-best finish of 2 minutes,12:28 seconds. Junior Marissa Smith finished with a personal-best time of 14.11 seconds in
the 100-meter hurdles, good enough for fifth place. Smith also finished 23rd in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.21 seconds. Other notable finishes included junior Whitney Westrum and Senior Ari Curtis. Westrum finished 24th in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.23 seconds. Curtis finished ninth in the 400-hurdles in 1:01:34. This was the first time that Curtis competed in this event in a year. The 4-by-100-meter squad of Westrum, Smith, junior Sarah Yeager and sophomore Tiara Winston finished in seventh place with a time of 46.93 seconds. Up next for the Bulldogs is the Stanford Invitational this Saturday.
>> don’t miss this Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Stanford Invitational April 7 Palo Alto, Calif.
And then there were two: Kentucky and Kansas. This is what this madness has left us with. Two of the most prestigious college basketball squads in the country will square off with plenty of story lines surrounding both teams. For Kentucky, this is its chance to restore some of the luster it lost in the last decade. Granted, head coach John Calipari has done a magnificent job revitalizing this program, taking them to the Elite Eight two years ago and to the Final Four last season. But Kentucky hasn’t won a title since 1998 and, more importantly, Calipari has never won a title — ever. Ever since the NBA changed its rules back in 2005, the rule that says players have to wait at least one year after graduating high school before entering the NBA draft, Calipari has made a living out of recruiting amazing classes studded with legitimate professional potential. Calipari has always been an exceptional recruiter, but this rule change allowed him to create incoming classes like we’ve never seen before. He did it in Memphis, and he’s done it in Kentucky with three different classes already. Calipari has become the master of the one-and-done phenomenon in college basketball. No one has been able to amass so much talent and youth and make it work like coach Cal. But the reality is that Calipari still has never won a ring. It doesn’t matter if he had Derrick Rose or DeMarcus Cousins or John Wall; until he wins a ring, the consensus will be that you can’t win a national championship with raw, young talent. However, this is the best team Calipari has ever had, probably because sophomores Terrence Jones and Doron Lamb decided to stay an extra year. Both would have been drafted last year if they had declared for the draft after making the Final Four their freshmen seasons. Add savvy senior Darius Miller and the incredible talent of freshmen Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and
Marquis Teague, and you have yourself a team that has gone 37-2, earned the overall No.1 seed in the tournament and was head and shoulders the best team in the country all year. But then there’s Kansas, and it should not be taken lightly. The Jayhawks have rallied around this year under a bizarre “underdog” mantra. It’s bizarre because Kansas is a contender every year, and this team is loaded with upperclassmen. But if head coach Bill Self wanted to pull the underdog card, so be it. Maybe this team overachieved a little bit. But the fact is this team was a lot better than people gave them credit for all year. And they are definitely no underdog. Kansas needed extra motivation, though. The players needed to play with a chip on their shoulders after bowing out to mid-majors in the last two years (cue: Northern Iowa and VCU). Either way, Self has done a tremendous job with this team. His coaching abilities have been plunged into the spotlight this tournament. First, by driving North Carolina insane with their disguised zone and then by frustrating Jared Sullinger and Ohio State to a come-from-behind victory. Calipari has a lot riding in this game, but so does Self. If Self can win his second title, he would join that special club of multiple NCAA championships. Winning a championship is incredibly difficult. Winning two championships is damn near impossible. Don’t get me wrong; I know Cal and Self really want this win for their respective teams. But Calipari and Self really want this one to improve their own personal coaching pedigrees. So who has the edge tonight? Kentucky plays stifling defense. On the wings, the Wildcats can be as aggressive as they want with Davis back there guarding the paint. On offense, they just have so many options, and they play a very unselfish brand of basketball. They can dribble-drive, they can finish, they can be physical and they can get to the
line. Kansas does a lot of good things on offense. They run the high-low as good as anyone on the country. They like to play inside-out with Thomas Robinson commanding the paint. When you have a player as talented as Robinson, it really changes how effectively you can run your offensive sets. On defense, Jeff Withey has really emerged in the second half of this season to form a terrific defensive front court with Robinson. Look, Kentucky is by far the more talented team.. You can make the argument that Robinson and Withey will cancel out Davis and Jones. But it will be all about the guards tonight. If Kansas wants to win, they need to find a way to limit Kidd-Gilchrist, and they need to make sure to keep him (and Teague, Miller and Lamb) out of the lane. If you think that’s an easy task, ask Louisville (a terrific defensive team) how hard that is. Kansas will also need to pound the offensive glass. Kentucky’s eagerness to block shots leaves them exposed to offensive rebounds on the weak side, and that was problematic for them against Louisville. You can also full-court press Kentucky and force some turnovers. That’s where you can try and limit Kentucky’s potential. In the end, Kentucky has too much talent, and Davis has been phenomenal this tournament. My prediction: Kentucky 72, Kansas 66
EDUARDO ZAMARRIPA | COLUMNIST Zamarripa is a junior news-Internet and English double major and can be contacted at email@example.com
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Drake Relays 2012 Update A 10-time U.S. champion will headline the 2012 Drake Relays “Pole Vault in the Mall” on April 25. Jenn Suhr, the world’s No. 1-ranked women’s pole vaulter will make the stop at Jordan Creek to participate in the indoor event. This will be her first time participating in the event. Suhr will be joined by other ranked women. Kylie Huston, Lacy Janson, Becky Holliday and Mary Saxer (ranked second through fifth in the U.S. respectively) will compete as well as Israel’s Jillain Schwartz. Schwartz was ranked No. 10 in the world in 2010. In the men’s field also include those in the Top 10 for the U.S. The men’s participants are: Jeremy Scott (No. 1), Derek Miles (No. 2), Mark Hollis (No. 3), Brad Walker (No. 4), Scott Roth (No. 5) and Jordan Scott (No. 8).
Relays Events April 9 SAB Blitz Day — 5 p.m. April 20 Street Painting — 4 p.m. April 21 Relays Parade — 1 p.m.
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April 23 Beautiful Bulldog Contest — Noon April 24 Grand Blue Mile