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Students rally to face diversity on campus

Speeches and march mark awareness among students by Lauren Horsch


The threat of rain didn’t stop over 50 students, faculty, administration and even a state representative from marching to help end racial profiling on Drake’s campus. With signs held high the crowd walked from Helmick Commons to the Black Cultural Center on campus. Sophomore Napoleon Douglas started off the march with his rendition of the national anthem. Senior Deric Kimler followed by asking how many people knew what actually happened outside of Jewett Hall in March. He spoke about those who were slandered on the campus and how society is “still fighting for the cause (racial equality) today.” Vice President of the Coalition of Black Students, Freddie Fulton, was next in line to speak before the march. He recounted a story of a recent trip he took to a leadership conference in Indianapolis, Ind. At the conference, he said a quote that he had heard many times before it finally rang true for him: “I am my brother’s keeper, and together we will rise.” “Together, we will rise as a nation,” Fulton said. As Fulton finished his speech, the group made its way down Painted Street, where in front of Jewett Hall, the story of the incident was told once again. Chants of “Fired up, ready to go!” echoed throughout the area. Junior Eris Hawkins was one of the students marching that day. She said that she was marching because the Jewett Hall incident was “the most blatant incident that has happened recently.” She added that incidents like that happen everyday. As the group passed Old Main and Cole Hall, Vice Provost Wanda Everage stood in solidarity, with her fist raised. The group clapped and cheered as it passed. At the BCC, Fulton once again spoke, saying that he wanted to hug everyone in attendance. Jennifer Harvey, associate professor of religion, addressed the crowd from the steps of the BCC. She thanked CBS for organizing the march and rally, and also acknowledged President David Maxwell and

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Rep. Ako Abdul-Samad for their attendance as well. “(The incident) did not reveal anything particularly new,” Harvey said. She went on to say “our greatest danger” is the apathy of those that do not agree with those statements. She said that being nervous about talking about race is normal, but that she hopes a Drake education will help students become “less normal” in that aspect. She echoed that courage was a word used a lot since the incident. “Courage is something learned,” Harvey said.

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DRAKE STUDENTS (above left) rallied in Helmick Commons to discuss diversity at Drake. FREDDIE FULTON (above right) was one of several student speakers at the rally. PRESIDENT DAVID MAXWELL AND IOWA REPRESENTATIVE AKO ABDUL-SAMAD (right) were in attendance for Thursday’s event.

More than the mayor

Senate hears Internet solutions

Big Brother, Big Sister headed to Drake “4sqrDay” aims to improve Foursquare usage by Ethan Clevenger News Editor

On Thursday, Drake Student Senate took the opportunity to address one of the most pressing issues on this campus for most students. Chief Information Technology Officer Ann Kovalchick was in attendance to outline three plans being discussed by the IT department to increase bandwidth at Drake University. The first option includes doubling the campus’s bandwidth through current internet provider CenturyLink. The current bandwidth is 200

megabytes. Doubling this would be a $100,000 cost. The bandwidth was doubled just over a year ago to where

it is now, but was maxed out again the next day. The second option is called Internet2. This option involves running internet access from Iowa State University. The Internet2 service is

used by many campuses across the United States and is intended for research and education purposes on campus — not in residence halls. The bandwidth would jump to one gigabyte. While this access is intended for research and education, it’s not monitored, as this can be a wide category, so students would still be able to access social media and other sites through this connection. The final option is to allow students to negotiate their own bandwidth needs with the internet service provider. This would be specific to


by Ethan Clevenger News Editor

At one time, four square meant four squares with a ball and a line of elementary school players stretching to the basketball court at recess. For many of us, those days are long gone — even eclipsed by this new social media fad “Foursquare.” Today, however, you can grab the best of both worlds. All day today the Psychedelic Ponies, a team from Drake University’s

social media class, are bringing Foursquare Day to campus. “Right now, we see our friends checking in to every building on campus with no sense of purpose,” said Laura Wittren, a member of the team. “There is so much more the application can offer than just wildly checking in.” Wittren says the purpose of the event is to change how people use the application. In order to be eligible


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news 5:14 a.m. April 12 While on routine patrol, security personnel observed a female who was sleeping in a chair in Cline Hall. Security woke the female up to conduct a welfare check. The female appeared intoxicated; she was disorientated and was not sure of her location. The female later identified as a Drake student stated she had been drinking and can’t remember anything past 7:30 p.m. last night. Medics were called to the scene. The student refused further medical treatment and was released to the care of her roommate. The dean of students and the director of residence life were notified about this incident. The student was of legal drinking age.

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8:33 p.m. April 10 While on routine patrol in lot No. 6, located in the 1100 block of 25th Street, security personnel observed a single male occupant sitting in a vehicle. Security saw the same male subject sitting in the vehicle several minutes later and decided to make contact to conduct a welfare check. The male subject lowered the driver’s side window and a strong odor of marijuana emanated from the vehicle. Upon further investigation the subject was found in possession of marijuana. The Des Moines Police Department was contacted and the non-Drake affiliated male was arrested.

Students march for racial equality at Drake

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DRAKE STUDENTS, PROFESSORS AND ADMINISTRATORS turned out in large numbers to support the diversity dialoge that has been gaining ground on campus for the past month.

FROM SENATE, PAGE 2 dorm use on a room-by-room basis and would be paid by students themselves. Kovalchick noted that none of these solutions would solve all the problems on campus. Many issues arise from the age of the wireless equipment on campus, and that to effectively overhaul the system would be a $1.6 million investment — an investment not currently in the Office of Information Technology budget. This overhaul would account for new hot spots in the Kline Atrium and Cowles 24-hour space currently under construction. Otherwise, the school will have to drop $115,000 for licensees for new hot spots in these areas or take bandwidth from other areas on campus. Kovalchick would like to see the overhaul conducted over a course of five years. While this is not a decision that Senate has the power to make, Kolvachick left with a recommendation for option two.

Also on the agenda was the new Student Senate budget, which passed unanimously without much debate. Senate also approved a Big Brother, Big Sister organization on campus designed to help pair up Drake students with children in the Des Moines area. Finally, the Drake University Honors Magazine received approval for funds to publish 1,000 copies for distribution on campus, though several senators suggested that the publication seek funds from the Board of Student Communications in the future.

FROM FOURSQUARE, PAGE 2 for prizes, students have to add tips or photos to their check-ins to make their check-ins more useful to other people. “Being a mayor of a building is only one aspect of it,” Wittren said. “Leaving tips and photos for places you check-in not only brings a personal touch to your check-in, but it


also can help someone else who may want to try it. Over spring break, I was in California and almost exclusively used Foursquare when it came to choosing restaurants.” Foursquare enables lots of interaction between individuals and businesses. Many businesses offer discounts for checking in. Mars Café is one such business. On Foursquare Friday, customers can check in to get discounts on their coffee and espresso. For their piece of this nationwide day, the Ponies are encouraging everyone to check-in with pictures of their favorite professors or study spots and to tweet those check-ins as well. Each tweet tagged with #DU4sqDay puts the user in a drawing for Foursquare swag. Winners will be announced at the Agora starting at 2 p.m. where there will be music and a game of four square.

Top Foursquare Check-Ins at Drake University 1. Meredith Hall - 11,217 check-ins 2. Goodwin-Kirk - 5,215 check-ins 3. Cowles Library - 4,756 check-ins 4. Fine Arts Center - 3,883 checkins 5. Hubbell Dining Hall - 3,215 check-ins



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Turn your Easter candy into something great Don’t throw away your candy, make it into a creation

In the aftermath of Easter, a challenging question is ahead of us: What is to be done with the remaining sugary confections? It has been a little over a week since this spring holiday took place. The thrill of devouring a chocolate bunny at 8 a.m. has diminished, but the bunny’s half-dozen identical candy friends still gaze at us from their perch atop our Easter baskets. Instead of tossing the lot into the garbage, consider more practical disposal methods. As our parents always said, there are starving children in the world who would love to eat the food that we throw away. For the sake of those children, I propose the following ideas. If you haven’t already noticed, cupcakes are hot right now. Maybe it’s because they’re a single serving of delight or maybe it’s because they are the perfect instruments of candy disposure. Allow me to introduce you to the compost cupcake. To create these delights, simply whip up a basic cupcake batter, crush your Easter candy and toss it in. Within minutes, you’ll have baked yourself a new tasty treat and gotten rid of that leftover candy. It may sound disgusting, but these cupcakes will get the job done. Perhaps you’ve consumed enough candy to earn you more than the freshman 15. If this is the case, eating your candy is no longer an option. Instead of adding to your food baby, why not try a craft project with your candy? There’s nothing parents like more than to display homemade

of you who haven’t seen this experiment performed, I will not ruin it by telling you the outcome. Let’s just say this experiment is both amusing and informative. If you’vedecidednottotransform your Peeps into artwork, I would suggest running them down to a professor in the science department. Your unwanted Easter candy could be turned into a teaching tool. How’s that for putting your candy to good use? As you consume your limit of sugary goodness in the next few days, I challenge all of you to think outside of the box before you toss the holiday remnants into the trash. Try something different with your candy and your efforts could be rewarded.

Instead of adding to your food baby, why not try a craft project with your candy? artwork from their children, even if their children are in college. If you’re a Wisconsinite like me, you may have heard of the Racine Art Museum’s annual Peep’s exhibition. Creative dioramas, clothing, sculptures and jewelry made out of Peeps are being showcased at the museum right now. Just think, you could turn your remaining marshmallow confections into art and receive awards. Your dollar pack of Peeps could be turned into “Princess and the Peep” or “Peeply and the Chocolate Factory” like the winners of this year’s competition. Maybe you’d prefer to put your candy to a more domestic use. Say you have a picture of Spike, which could really use a frame. Run down to the Dollar Tree and get one. Then, with some hot glue and your leftover candy, you can spruce that frame up. Now, you’ll have a nice homemade craft your parents can be proud of. Plus, you’ll have a snazzy decoration for next year’s dorm room. If anyone asks where you got that beautiful creation, you can say with pride, “I made that.” If neither of the previous candy disposal options appealed to you, perhaps this next one will. In one of my high school science classes, I got to watch what happens when you place a Peep in a vacuum. For those

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GOT LEFTOVERS? If you can’t seem to empty your Easter basket the traditional way, “think outside the box” and use it for artistic creations.

Jane Hoe: Sexual coercion is real Hey everyone, sorry I’ve been so out of touch lately. I’ve been, well what can I say, “busy.” Today, we have a guest writer for my usual column. This is a column for all of you to read and take seriously. April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, and well, after you read this column, I want all of you to think about this girl’s testimony. If you or anyone you know have been the victim of sexual coercion or any form of sexual violence there are resources on campus for you to utilize. Campus Resources: Alysa Mozak, coordinator for sexual violence response and healthy relationship promotion —, 515-2714141 Student Health Center, 515271-3731 Dean of Students Office —, 515271-2835 Drake Direct (transport to local hospital) – 515-282-811 (7:30 p.m. -2:30 a.m.) Campus Security: 811 or 515271-2222

I’m going to tell you a story. It’s interesting and important and even involves sex. I hope you’ll read on. Once upon a time, my friendswith-benefits and I were fooling around, no shocker there. We’d been hooking up for a good six months at this point and it was a lot of fun, though we had never actually had sex. He was a friend, and as in many friends-with-benefits relationships I actually had a crush on him. We were lying in bed, and things were getting hot and heavy. We were enjoying ourselves and he wanted to take it to the next level. As any good, considerate guy would, he asked me if I wanted to have sex. I told him I did not want to and did not offer an explanation, because I recognized it was my right to say no. We went back to messing around. A few minutes later, he asked me why I didn’t want to have sex. I gave him my reasons, which he dismissed and disarmed. He told me we have such a great time together and we were so close to actually having sex anyway so we might as well do it. I held my ground and told him I didn’t want to. We went on like this for a while longer. Us still touching each other, him asking me to have sex, me saying no, sometimes accompanied by an explanation, sometimes not. Then, he stopped asking and I was relieved. After a while, he asked me again. “Can we please have sex?”




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over her boyfriend’s head until he agrees to let her have sex with him. She explained another example is if one person asks the other to have sex or receive/perform oral sex until eventually the other person gives in. At that moment, I felt like someone had thrown a brick at the center of my chest. I realized that was exactly what had happened to me just two days previously. I wanted to scream, to cry, to freak out, call my mom and most urgently, to leave. But I didn’t. I stayed and I listened and I learned. I learned I had been sexually coerced. I was a victim, a survivor. I learned about the guilt I had been carrying inside. The fact that I had let him have sex with me. That, I hadn’t stopped him. That we had sex because I allowed it to happen. I learned this guilt was undeserved, that he should have just accepted the “no” the first time. It’s understandable to get worn down. I was sexually coerced by a friend of mine. You are not the first or the second or even the third person I have shared my story with. And if you are reading this and are realizing you have been sexually coerced, that the sexual act you thought was consensual was actually a product of coercion, please know you are not the first or the second or even the third person to have this reaction either. The biggest issue with sexual coercion is that too many of us do not

know what it is. Survivors, like myself, go around blaming themselves for an event “gone too far” and for not “having stopped him/her.” Others do not realize that asking someone over and over again to participate in an act wears people down and results in individuals saying “yes” to acts they do not necessarily desire. I want you to know that you are not alone. If you have been sexually coerced or have coerced someone into an act, it is not a new phenomenon. The process of healing can be a slow one. It will go at whatever pace it will and I urge you to let it out and seek help, whether it be from a friend or family member, a counselor or another resource. Learn about sexual coercion, about what is truly consensual. If you have a story yourself, share it. Who knows how many fellow survivors and potential future victims you might reach.


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I thought to myself, “If I just say yes and we have sex, then he’ll stop asking me and it will be easier. I might as well and then at least we can get it over with. I just want it to be done.” I can’t remember if I told him yes or if I just nodded my head. Either way, we had sex and I laid there with a knot in my stomach knowing that I did not really want to be doing it while it was happening. When it was over, I rolled onto my side and started to cry. I couldn’t control it and it wasn’t a deep sob, just a quiet unstoppable stream of tears. He asked me what was wrong and I told him I hadn’t wanted to have sex in the first place. I asked him to leave and he said he was sorry as he went back to his own room. The next day, I mentally beat myself up over having let this happen. I did not want to have sex with him, I regretted it and thought it was my fault for not stopping him. The day after that, however, I went to a speaker on campus and she spoke about sexual coercion. Coercion is when someone convinces or forces someone to do something he or she does not want to do. Sexual coercion, then, is when one person pressures or manipulates another person into complying with a sexual act. She gave the examples of a boyfriend telling his girlfriend that if she loved him, she would sleep with him, and of a girlfriend holding the expectation of male sexuality

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UNICEF Hunger Banquet on Wednesday April 18, held in Parents Hall South, Upper Olmsted, 6 p.m.-7:45 p.m.

Dogtown After Hours proves to be successful again Blacklight dodgeball and bucket lists make for fun night Staff Writer

Students all across campus flocked to Olmsted Center on a misty Saturday night with the sole purpose of tackling something on their bucket list. Dogtown After Hours, or #dtah, was presented by SAB and Student Senate as a campus-wide program to give students a non-alcoholic weekend activity. It featured everything from a black light dodge ball to tricking lessons and airbrush tattoos. The night began at 10 p.m., and wrapped up at 1 a.m. with giveaways like skydiving tickets and a meet and greet with Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. Vice President of Student Life Matthew Van Hoeck said that the biggest challenge of putting on a huge program like this was the number of people it took. The planning committee, though dominated by SAB and Student Senate, included nearly half of the student groups on campus. The goal was to have something for everybody, and that required getting everybody involved. Such a diverse group of people, however, brings complications. The hardest part of all of the planning was divvying up the responsibility, especially since the event was so big and so many decisions had to be made. Student groups had to cooperate and collaborate on

Relays are right around the corner, and spring fever and school pride is in the air. Dogtown After Hours proved that no matter how stressful classes may get in these last few weeks, there’s still no better place to be than Drake.

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what to do and what not to do, and the original idea was tweaked a little bit to fit the venue, student interest, and the budget. Tasha Stiger, the director of campus programming and advisor to SAB, said that the original plan was to have a couple bands play throughout the night, but that couldn’t happen, so black light dodge ball was brought up as an alternative attraction. Most of last year’s participants, including sophomore Megan Miller, have fond memories of the pie fight. In the past, that served as a hook or main attraction to entice people to attend. This year, epic black light dodge ball game

aside, there was no huge hook that Dogtown was centered around. Some people think that Dogtown lost some of its sparkle and excitement this year because there was no main attraction, but most agree that they liked the wide variety of smaller activities better. New this year were the events that went on around campus the week before Dogtown night. Everybody saw the giant chalkboard in front of Olmsted, graffitied with bucket list ideas. Nicki Mittelbrun of the SAB planning committee passed out goldfish in Helmick. The goal was to get people excited about the theme, and make

Dogtown more of an event instead of a program. For those who didn’t attend, the “food was amazing,” said first-year Sara Brock. Following the bucket list theme, students got the chance to sample something from countries around the world, with Asian egg rolls, Mediterranean pizza, and Australian coconut bars. Over in Pomerantz, a disco party raged in silence. Students were given a pair of headphones with a random station playing, so a person had no idea what their neighbors were dancing to. Upstairs was a hip hop dance class, and mats and safety spotters to try tricking, as well as the black light dodge ball game in Parents Hall. Downstairs in lower Olmsted, masters of the future told fortunes and read palms. Henna and airbrush tattoos gave the whole area the feel of a grown-up carnival. Bulldog Theater featured “Minute to Win It” and “Family Feud” competitions, as well as a Mentalist, whose card tricks defied nature. There truly was something for everybody, and students and faculty alike agreed that there was much more interaction. Relays are right around the corner, and spring fever and school pride is in the air. Dogtown After Hours proved that no matter how stressful classes may get in these last few weeks, there’s still no better place to be than Drake.

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STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN ACTIVITIES during Dogtown After Hours. Left and upper right, students play Minute to Win It. Lower right, a Drake student receives Henna tattoo.

Singing comedian performs at Drake Relays events and activities kick off tonight at 8 p.m. by Emily Warner

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Drake welcomes Brian O’Sullivan to campus today. A comedian, musician and actor he is the whole package. He grew up in California, went to college in North Carolina, was trained in Chicago and now lives in Santa Monica. He has been in over 700 shows, which include playing music, telling jokes and overall giving the audience a good experience. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting from UNC Greensboro, but his real experience and training comes from Second City, iO Chicago, The Annoyance Theater, The Idiot Box, The Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store. At the moment, he is touring colleges and universities through The College Agency. He is also performing in front of audiences in Los Angeles through The Laugh Factory and The Hollywood Improv. According to, O’Sullivan’s shows are “a mix of standup comedy, music and improv. His music sounds a lot like Stephen Lynch mixed with Flight of the Conchords and ‘Weird Al Yankovic.’ Brian writes original songs and parodies

of popular songs. The subject matter of which varies greatly — anything from Facebook to certain celebrities, to his love for animals and anything and everything in between. His songs can be a little scandalous or on the edge, but it is always “good natured.” Brian also plays an improvised song based on information he gets from the current audience. O’Sullivan has been involved in many production, films, sketch groups and the like. Total they include involvement in 25 staged productions, five commercials, seven independent films, hundreds of professional improv shows, and performances in hundreds of shows. He has also founded active sketch comedy groups in Greensboro and Chicago. He was recently asked to submit materials for a new sketch show on TBS. O’Sullivan is only a year-and-a-half out of college, which is probably why his ideal audiences are college students. Because of this, his fan bases on social media sites are on the rise. He updates his Facebook and Myspace frequently with videos and new songs. This event to kicks off Relays tonight at 8 p.m. in Parents Hall.

Upcoming Drake Relays Events Street Painting

Friday, April 20 @ 4 p.m.

Relays Parade

Saturday, April 21 @ 1 p.m.

Hypnotist: Dale K

Monday, April 23 @ 8 p.m.

Relays Carnival

Wednesday, April @ 4 p.m.

Court Avenue Concert: Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Friday, April 27 @ 7 p.m.




Warmer weather causes allergies to worsen Effects of global warming are becoming more evident by Emily Hecker

Staff Writer

Shorts made an early appearance on campus this year with record March warmth across the Midwest. According to Fox 19’s Climate Center, nine Midwestern states had their warmest March on record. Temperatures here in Iowa surpassed a record more than a century old. The National Weather Service said the average temperature in March this year was 55.4 degrees. Previously, the warmest March on record was in 1910 when temperatures reached an average of 51. 5 degrees. David Courard-Hauri, associate professor of environmental science and policy, said global warming is not the sole cause of unseasonably warm weather. “What caused the warm spring was that the jet stream was diverted far to our north over most of the winter, allowing warm southern air to move into Iowa in a way that is unusual for winter,” said Courard-Hauri. “The jet stream fluctuates from year to year and is driven by multiple factors, so there is not a direct link between

increased greenhouse gases and the warm winter and spring this year.” Courard-Hauri said the warm spring might have been a fluke occurrence. “Even without climate change there would be surprisingly warm and surprisingly cold springs in certain years,” said Courard-Hauri. “As the planet warms we do expect many more ‘anomalies’ like this one, though they will be different in different places.” Courard-Hauri said other changes such as dryness, short high-intensity storm events and earlier emergence of springtime flora are expected. “Globally, we also expect more rainfall in high-intensity events, a greater increase in temperatures at night, in the winter, and at the poles, shifts in wet and dry regions, and changes in air and ocean currents,” said Courard-Hauri. According to National Geographic, many effects of global warming are already occurring. Ice is melting all over the world including mountain glaciers and ice sheets covering several bodies of water. Rises in sea level have become faster. The average precipitation has also increased around the world. The later portion of this century

could see even more global warming related changes, according to National Geographic. Sea levels will continue to climb and storms are likely to increase in strength. Some species with symbiotic relationships may become out of sync. Plants could bloom before their pollinating insects become active. The occurrences of floods and draughts will become more common. Rapidly melting ice caps will limit the availability of fresh water for many. According to National Geographic, the Quelccaya ice cap in Peru will be gone by 2100 if it continues to melt at its current rate. The thousands of people who rely on it as a source of drinking water and electricity will not have access to either when this happens. Ecosystems will change. Some species will relocate farther north where it’s cooler. Others will be unable to relocate increasing their likelihood of extinction. If the sea ice disappears, polar bears are in particular danger of extinction according to National Geographic. Present and future climate changes also impact people who suffer from seasonal allergies. Brian Gentry, assistant professor of

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ALLERGIES HAVE WORSENED for many this year largely due to warmer weather which may be caused by global warming. pharmacology, said seasonal allergies are most affected by temperature and humidity. Pollen and mold entering the ears, nose or throat can trigger an allergic reaction. “These allergens thrive in warmer temperatures and higher humidity,” said Gentry. “With the unseasonably warm weather, the amount of seasonal allergens in the air will be higher and those who suffer from

seasonal allergies will probably have a rougher time with them this year.” Avoiding ragweed or other allergy triggers can help keep symptoms at bay. Avoiding the effects of global warming may be more challenging.

Rainbow Union celebrates Pride Week Performers strut their stuff at Rainbow Union’s drag show

RAINBOW UNION CELEBRATES Pride Week with the bi-annual drag show. The show featured both professional and student performers as well as a raffle with prizes for those in attendance.

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MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012 | PAGE 6 The women’s golf squad will travel today to Omaha, Neb. to participate in the Creighton Classic. The tournament will wrap-up on Tuesday and it will be Drake’s last tune-up before the State Farm MVC Championship. Go Bulldogs.


Bulldogs earn four first-place finishes at Jim Duncan Invitational by Rodney Spears

Staff Writer

The Drake track team enjoyed four first place finishes and nine second place finishes this past weekend in the Jim Duncan Invitational in Des Moines. The Jim Duncan Invitational is Iowa’s showcase for CIML high schools, and the team’s only home meet. With reported tornadoes touching down as close as an hour south of the Jim Duncan Track on Saturday the Jim Duncan Invitational was postponed indefinitely around 4 p.m. Out of the 77 scheduled events only six of them were not contested.  Junior Marissa Smith won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.28 seconds, one one-hundredth of a second slower than her personal record. Smith commented on the weather as it pertained to her team performance   “It was an alright day,” Smith said. “It was actually fairly warm, but we’ve been in worse weather.”   Smith will be preparing for the 100-meter hurdles and the sprint medley for the Drake Relays in two weeks. Junior Whitney Westrum took home the 200-meter dash title with a time of 24.77. Smith also had a strong showing in the 200-meter dash with a sixthplace finish. Sophomore Tiara Winston finished ninth. Junior Briana Isom-Brummer placed in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.19, finishing third. Isom-Brummer also finished fourth in the 400-meter hurdles. Senior Jon DeGrave ran a meet record 51.95 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles on the way to winning

first place. Degrave also holds the school record in the 400-meter huddles with a time of 50.59. In her first 1500-meter run senior Kristen Lake took first place with a time of 4 minutes, 33 seconds. Distance coach Dan Hostager commented on Lake’s performance.  “Tremendous debut for Kirsten in the 1500,” said Hostager in a Drake Athletics press release. “She ran a smart race and is extremely fit right now so this should give her some extra confidence in the weeks ahead.”  In addition to the Bulldog’s dominance in running, the hurdlers and throwers also tallied up points for the Drake team.  Junior Isaac Twombly shattered his school record in the weight throw by almost two feet with a throw of 173 feet, 3 inches as he finished in second place.  Twombly also finished fourth in the discus (14311) and sophomore Andy Curtis finished third (1464). Junior Charlie Lapham took home third place in the 800-meters, running a time of 1:51.28, which ranks second in the Valley. Senior Matt Jurysta finished in sixth with a time of 1:52.63. Senior Shaun James claimed second in the 100-meters (10.95) and fifth in the 200-meters (22.14). Over 21 meet records were broken and countless personal records were tested on the blue oval.  “We had a few more personal bests today so we’re looking forward to the championship phase of the season,” said Hostager in a press release. The track team will next compete in the Kansas Relays which starts on Wednesday.  

SOPHOMORE ALLIE HEIFNER turns the corner at the Jim Duncan Invitational on Saturday. The women’s track team took home three first place finishes and placed in two other races.

JUNIOR OMET KAK runs to the finish line at the Jim Duncan Invitational on Saturday. Kak participated in the 5,000-meter run and finished second with a final time of 14:35.84.

SOPHOMORE DOUG BRADY races toward the finish line at the Jim Duncan Invitational on Saturday. Brady finished ninth in the 1500-meter race with a time of 3:59:39.

TAYLOR SOULE | photo editor SOPHOMORE BRETT WRIGHT tries to catch up to the leaders at the Jim Duncan Invitational on Saturday. Wright finished in eighth place in the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.17.

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MVC losing streak reaches five for the Bulldogs by Taylor Soule

Photo Editor

The Drake softball team expected a back-and-forth battle against Illinois State on Saturday night in Normal, Ill. Illinois State countered Drake’s expectations with a series 2-0 rout, including game two’s 7-0 sweep, dropping the Bulldogs to 17-21 overall and 8-6 in the Missouri Valley Conference. Senior infielder Torey Craddock opened Saturday’s game with an offensive statement, launching a solo home run in the first inning. Craddock leads Drake with six homers this season, ranking third in the MVC. The Redbirds’ Laura Canopy leveled the scoreboard at 1-1 with an RBI double in the fourth inning. With the fifth inning winding down, Illinois State hit offensive stride, scoring back-to-back runs for a 3-1 lead.

Freshman Hayley Nybo trimmed Drake’s deficit to 3-2 with a solo homer in the sixth inning, but the Redbirds completed game one with key defensive stops down the stretch. Sophomore pitcher Jordan Gronewold allowed two runs in four innings, taking Saturday’s game one loss. Nybo led Drake’s offense with a home run and one RBI, going 2-for-3. After narrowly dropping game one, the Bulldogs aimed to even the series. Illinois State had other plans. The Redbirds used Elizabeth Kay’s first inning RBI double to notch a 2-0 advantage. Nichelle Harrison couldn’t let Kay have all the fun, though. Harrison registered a bases loaded double of her own en route to a 4-0 Redbirds’ lead. Kay added another RBI to plate another run in the sixth inning. Illinois State clinched game two with a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning, sealing

the Redbirds’ series victory. Gronewold again took the loss, allowing six runs on four hits and four walks. Sophomore infielder Amy Pierce led Drake’s offense going 2-for-3 from the plate. Drake returns to Ron Buel Field on Wednesday afternoon for a doubleheader against MVC rival Creighton. The 9-3 Bluejays are just one berth above fourth place Drake. Creighton leads the MVC in team batting with a .301 average. The Bluejays’ Amy Baker leads the MVC in RBIs with 41 this season. Creighton’s Alexis Cantu also poses an offensive threat for Drake. Cantu’s 10 home runs rank first in the MVC. Drake opens Wednesday’s doubleheader at 3 p.m. Game two is set for 5 p.m.

CARTER OSWOOD | staff photographer SOPHOMORE JORDAN GRONEWOLD delivers a pitch in the Bulldogs’ match against Missouri State on March 31. Drake is now 17-21 overall for the season.



Bulldogs lose tough road match at SIU, now 19-5

Drake takes home a pair of wins at Lubbers Cup on Saturday

by Eduardo Zamarippa

Sports Editor

The Bulldogs will have to wait a little bit longer to earn their 20th win of the season. Playing on the road at Southern Illinois, Drake’s quest for its 20th victory of the year fell short in a 4-3 defeat on Saturday. The difference in the match proved to be the doubles point captured by the Salukis. Jennifer Dien and Natasha Tomishima earned a closely-contested 9-7 win in the No. 2 slot over senior Jessica Aguilera and sophomore Klavidja Rebol to give SIU the decisive advantage. “They were just really excited. Every match was really close and we couldn’t pull it out,” said freshman Nell Boyd. The Bulldogs suffered their first conference defeat of the season. Drake is 3-1 in the Missouri Valley Conference and 19-5 overall. Senior Gaby Demos and junior Manca Krizman earned a win in the No.1 doubles slot, but senior Amanda Aragon and Boyd fell 8-3 in the No. 3 doubles hole. Both squads went even in the singles slot, with each team earning three points. Rebol tied the match at 1-1 after taking down Dien in the No. 2 hole, 6-0, 6-1. Drake then took a 2-1 lead after junior Ali Patterson defeated Gisela Cairo Baza 6-2, 6-2 in the No. 6 slot. Vying for her 26th consecutive singles victory in the No.1 hole, Krizman came up short in a loss to Melanie Delsart. Krizman lost both sets 7-5 as the Salukis evened the match at 2-2. Southern Illinois garnered victories in the No. 4 and No. 5 slots to earn the win after defeating Boyd and Aguilera. “We were playing at their home court and they had a bunch of fans. We tried to be as pumped up as they were,” Boyd said. “It was really windy, it was hard to play and it wasn’t steady.” Demos rounded out the score with a 6-7, 6-4, 2-1 victory over Anita Lee in the No. 2 hole to finalize the tally at 4-3 in favor of SIU. Lee left the match in the third set. “It wasn’t what we expected. We had opportunities in doubles and we lost the point,” Aguilera said. “It was really disappointing because we were doing really well.” The Bulldogs are heading into the final stretch of their season. Boyd talked about the importance of improving their doubles play going forward. “We still need to improve our doubles game, that’s the main thing. I think we can beat any team with our singles play right now,” Boyd said. On Sunday, Drake took on Evansville. The game was moved from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. due to weather conditions. Results on this match can be found in the next issue of The Times-Delphic.

by Eduardo Zamarripa

Sports Editor

>>RESULTS SINGLES No. 1 Melanie Delsart (SIU) def. Manca Krizman (DU), 7-5, 7-5 No. 2 Klavdija Rebol (DU) def. Jennifer Dien (SIU), 6-0, 6-1 No. 3 Gabriela Demos (DU) def. Anita Lee (SIU), 7-6, 4-6, 1-2 retired No. 4 Natasha Tomishima (SIU) def. Nell Boyd (DU), 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 No. 5 Ariadna Cairo Baza (SIU) def. Jessica Aguilera (DU), 6-2, 7-6 (5) No. 6 Ali Patterson (DU) def. Gisela Cairo Baza (SIU), 6-2, 6-2

DOUBLES No. 1 Demos/Krizman (DU) def. Delsart/Korey Love (SIU), 7-5 (0) No. 2 Dien/Tomishima (SIU) def. Aguilera/Rebol (DU), 9-7 No. 3 Lee/Anastacia Simons (SIU) def. Amanda Aragon/Boyd (DU), 8-3

TAYLOR SOULE | photo editor JUNIOR MANCA KRIZMAN (top left) returns a volley as senior Gaby Demos (top right) looks ahead in the Bulldogs’ match against Northern Iowa. On Saturday, Krizman (bottom) had her streak of 26 consecutive singles victories in the No. 1 slot snapped in the Bulldogs’ 4-3 defeat to Southern Illinois. Drake is now 19-5.

Getting to know your Drake Intramurals Supervisors Meet your Drake Intramurals Supervisors They are the good-looking professionals in the black polo shirts. They are the ones who kick you out. They are old, and they are young. They sit in a golf cart all day and somehow get paid more than the fatigued officials. For the sake of the well-deserved people whom you call supervisor and I call an above-average Facebook friend, here are the untold stories of the Intramurals Supervisors. JULIE BALDASSARRA – P3 Our most experienced supervisor. She claims she is in the pharmacy program, thus explaining her years and years of work on staff. Julie is a prime example of the dedication a student has to the intramurals program. Even when one’s studies easily outweigh the priority of a midnight floor hockey game, Julie is ready to go. TIM DAVID – SENIOR Tim is our next supervisor in ranking and has a few weeks before bidding adieu to the program. Graduation will cut a few of our staff members and hopefully bring more greatness with the open positions. Tim will not only be remembered for his unmatched knowledge of each sport, but his remarkable ability to put together a winning intramural

team for any sport. If you ask politely, he may be willing to sell you a champion T-shirt for a small price. ADREA HOLLER – P2 Often seen in goal on the soccer field or tearing up the basketball court, Holler is another one of our pharmacy supervisors willing to offer a few extra years of service. The program has also appreciated Holler for the great networking with Greek teams. As a member of Delta Gamma, she not only makes us moderately diverse, but lets us know about important game changes on Greek row. JOSH DOLL – SENIOR Josh is another we hate to see go at graduation, as his solid management skills on the fields will definitely be missed. His tall stature may have you convinced of his renowned basketball skills, but Josh is a dangerous, unassuming athlete to play against in any sport. He can step up to quarterback without being touched, nutmeg you in soccer without knowing he did it and probably win Texas Hold ‘em sans bluffing. SPENSER KOCKLER - JUNIOR If there is one player you never want to see on the opposing team in overtime, this is the one. Spenser has provided the staff with credibility, as he shows most teams that sometimes

the intramural supervisors are actually good at sports. Games always run smoothly under Spenser’s firm grasp on the discipline, rules and policies of intramurals. I wouldn’t suggest losing your cool with this guy on staff that night. KARI BUDNIK – JUNIOR Kari is a junior and new this year to the supervisor position, and she is a leading example of why you show up with your Drake ID to all games. She may seem humble in her approach, but Kari leads the boards with her consistency in halting the ineligible players and performing text-book perfection under situational incidents. Don’t let her modest demeanor fool you at game time either. TYLER GILLMORE – JUNIOR Tyler is a junior and another dedicated staffer often known for his helpfulness in picking up an empty shift at the last moment. On occasion, supervisors are asked to step up to an officiating position for the day, and Tyler’s commitment transcends into these moments. His experience as an official is what promoted him to supervisor, and our last year with Tyler will be greatly appreciated. In addition to these seven supervisors and myself, the intramurals program just finished its pilot year

with the addition of junior supervisors. Sophomores Joanie Barry, Frances Thomas, Chase Stoneking and Jake Wasserman were “supervisors in training” this year and were often seen either officiating or practicing a supervisor position. These four provided only more greatness to the intramurals family and gave all officials a position to look up to. I hope your friendly intramural staffers have always been less than strangers. Remember, as long as you resist the temptation to insult an official, every one of them will greet you with a smile. Until next time, please play by the rules.

HALEY BOSCO | COLUMNIST Bosco is a senior English and secondary education double major and can be contacted at

The Bulldogs took home two firstplace finishes and a pair of top-three finishes at the Lubbers Cup in Spring Lake, Mich., on Saturday. “We had a really good day of racing and the extra conditioning is starting to pay off as we head to our conference championship in two weeks and our home race next weekend,” said head coach Charlie DiSilvestro in a Drake Athletics press release. Senior Kat Moore, senior Susan Goulette, freshman Jacque Nowers (coxswain), freshman Sarah Travis and freshman Maggie Benhart earned a first-place finish at the first Varsity Four + race. Sophomore Monica Worsley (coxswain), sophomore Bailey Berg, freshman Wenel Jais-Cross, freshman Hannah Powers and freshman Payton Albrecht took home the victory in the third Varsity Four + race. “Physically we are in good shape and we have gotten faster but we need to adjust our race plans a little and execute them better but we are on track for next weekend and for (the) conference championship,” DiSilvestro said. Drake competed against host Grand Valley State, Eastern Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern and Ohio State. Junior Megan Bannister talked about the challenges of facing opponents the Bulldogs hadn’t really seen before. “We didn’t really know what to expect. We knew they were going to be fast,” Bannister said. “We also knew we had been training really hard, we felt ready and it ended up paying-off.” The Bulldogs also earned second place in the first Varsity Eight + race thanks to sophomore Brittany Michael, sophomore Jessica Nightser, freshman Emily Householter, Moore, Goulette, Nowers, Travis and Benhart. Senior Madi Perington, senior Brittney Smith, junior Sarah Laughlin (coxswain), Nightser and Michael earned a third-place finish in the second Varsity Four race. Bannister, sophomore Justine Choe, sophomore Mallory Bonstrom, freshman Hannah Hennessy and Householter took fourth in the varsity four + lightweight race. The Bulldogs will host the Drake Invitational next Saturday, April 21 at the Birdland Marina on the Des Moines River. “At this point, we’ve got a lot of power as a team. We have to keep perfecting some technique and we need to make sure we are effective in the water,” Bannister said. Following the Drake Invitational, the Bulldogs will get ready for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships on April 28. “I think it will be a good experience for us,” Bannister said. “There’s a lot more competition and I think we’re ready for it.”



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