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Art Exhibition: “whatever returns from oblivion” by Charles Matson Lume 12-8 p.m. Anderson Gallery
Friday Drake Women’s Tennis Drake Fall Invitational All Day Roger Knapp Tennis Center
Saturday Guest Recital by Alan Huckleberru and U of I piano students 7:30-9 p.m. Sheslow Auditorium
Sunday National Council on Youth Leadership 4:30-6 p.m. Olmsted Center
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August 30, at approximately 3 a.m. students Faith Brar, senior magazine journalism and English doublt major, and Ricardo Martinez, senior public relations and marketing double major, were mugged while walking to 34th street. East of 23rd street, the students were in an area of town known for being unsafe, especially at night. Scott Law, Director of Campus Public Safety, gave his advice. “Strong recommendation from us would be students shouldn’t be walking (in) that area by themselves,” Law said. Brar and Martinez were returning from an off-campus going away party for a friend. “We left the house because we had just had a party for a friend who was leaving to go back to Spain,” Brar said. “We were pretty sad. We weren’t really thinking. We were alone, plus I felt safe because I was with a guy.” As they were walking, Martinez noticed three men following. “He was the one who noticed there were three African American men following us,” Brar said. “He suggested I call 911 and I said, ‘I’m not racial profiling. I’m not going to call 911.”’ Brar soon regretted that choice. “By the time I realized they
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Dr. Kathleen Richardson, formally director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication was appointed dean of the SJMC last Friday. Richardson, who has taught journalism courses at Drake University since 1997, is a prominent member of the SJMC community. Richardson, an SJMC alum, has a special place in her heart for the school. As dean, she plans to move the school forward through collaboration and innovation. Energized by students, she is heartened by this opportunity. Richardson will continue carrying out many of the same responsibilies she had as a director, but she will also focus on the developmental areas of the school and raising money for new initiatives. This is the first time the SMJC has had an independant dean.
were following me, I felt like if I whipped out my phone and called 911. They would have just done something worse,” Brar said. Law recommend that students always take safety precautions when feeling uncomfortable in these situations. “I suggest that if students do see something that makes them uncomfortable, something that doesn’t feel right, let us know,” Law said. “Worse case we get there, and it was totally a nothing.” As Brar and Martinez continued walking, the situation worsened. “The faster we walked the closer they started getting, so they started walking faster as well,” Martinez said. “At some point, I was afraid for her safety more than anything.” Brar was afraid. “They were whistling and saying inappropriate comments. I was too rigid and too scared to use my phone,” Brar said. “I just closed my eyes and kept walking really fast. For some reason, the faster I walked, the closer they seemed to get to me.” The three men following grabbed Brar’s purse and ran in the opposite direction. Nothing of value was inside the purse. Martinez was the first to recover from the incident. “My first question was if they had hurt her or touched her, and she said no,” Martinez said. “I was
actually carrying her wallet in my hand so after that we just decided to call 911.” The police responded and after searching the area, drove Brar and Martinez home. “Both the Des Moines Police and Drake Public Safety drove around the area where the theft occurred,” Law said. “There was more security in that area for a few hours afterward.” Although Brar and Martinez wish there was more security around Drake, they admit students can help prevent these incidents. “Perhaps I do think it was also our fault. We were walking by ourselves at 3-3:30 in the morning,” Martinez said. “There are streets that aren’t safe.” “We (Drake’s Community) are not risk-free,” Law said. “I don’t think you could find a college or university across the country that could claim that.” Drake is taking additional methods to stay safe. “We’ve introduced the Rave Guardian system — like a blue light in your pocket, an app created, and we’re getting good response from the students,” Law said. He suggests all students take the time to download the app. It may prevent incidents such as this one, and keep students feeling safe and secure. “I did feel safe,” Brar said. “But now I don’t.”
Among the most notable changes to student life at Drake University for the 2014-15 school year is the addition of card scanners at the doors of nearly every building on campus. The new electronic key system hasn’t come without its fair share of problems, but students clamoring for solutions need to look no further than last Wednesday’s Student Senate meeting. Drake Director of Campus Public Safety, Scott Law, spoke to the Senate at the meeting. He highlighed several new security programs and changes, but focused on the card scanners. “We’ve had some problems with the system, as I’m sure all of you know,” Law said. “The whole team is working on this. We’ve been getting together each morning, looking at the list of problems and trying to whittle them down.” “I think you’ll see the system will run better and better each week as we go along,” Law said. Law also announced plans to increase the number of doors that will be unlocked during regular hours. In the next three to four weeks, Law’s team will be working to unlock all doors at the Olmsted Center, Cowles Library and extra doors at Aliber and Fitch Hall. In each case, only the door by the card scanner will open after hours, and students will still be required to scan their ID card. Law said that more halls will be added to this list in the spring to be completed over summer break. Because the doors are now locked and unlocked electronically, the solution is not as simple as unlocking the doors with a manual key. This is the reasoning behind the three to four week timeframe. Law also touched on technical errors with Bulldog Bucks. Drake “quickly realized” the errors and are working to fix them. The senate is also launching the “Start by Believing” campaign kickoff. “Start by Believing” is a yearlong campaign designed to educate the community on bystander intervention. Meghan Blancas, the Interim Director of Student Leadership and Involvement at Drake, spoke to the Senate about three fall leadership programs open to students.
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1. SOPHOMORE SAM LADEN explains Lacrosse Club to interested first-years at the student activities fair Sept. 3 at the Olmsted Center. 2. DRAKE STUDENTS converge on the tables of over 100 student organizations offering a variety of leadership opportunities from stuent senate to dance club. 3. JASEN EMAMIAN, a sophomore member of D+ Improv, illustrates his clubâ€™s mission to an interested student. 4. ANNA GERTSBERG (left) looks on as sophomore Hannah Smith signs up for Psych Club. AUSTIN CANNON | MANAGING EDITOR
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“We go through a student leadership challenge book, and they go through each of the five parts of exemplary leadership,” Blancas said. “It’s a great way to build the students foundations as leaders here on campus.” Students that are sophomores or older can participate in the Adams Academy program, which starts in the third week of September. Students enrolled in the Adams Academy spend one hour per week listening to faculty and staff talk about leadership. In the spring, students apply what they learned to community service. Blancas also spoke about the Sussman Fall Leadership Conference, a one-day event to be held on Sunday, October 5. This year’s theme is based on “making a difference by valuing difference” and is geared towards social justice and inclusion in leadership. In other Senate news, $1,667 dollars were allocated to the Visual Arts Association of Drake
to cover costs associated with the Chicago Art Expo. “The Art Expo has really wellknown artists who are doing stuff right now in our community,” said Betsy Hart, speaking on behalf of the Visual Arts Association of Drake. Rachael Kreski, junior graphic design major, added that the Expo will be a great way for students interested in art as a profession to gain valuable experience. Senate also allocated $384.45 dollars to the Women’s Ultimate Club and $2,385 dollars to the Men’s Ultimate Club to fund trips to upcoming tournaments, and approved the bylaws set forth by this year’s election commission. The meeting was moved to Wednesday night due to conflicts with recruitment week. Senate will meet at its normal time this week, at 9 p.m. tomorrow in Cowles Library.
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With the recent developments of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Western Africa, Drake International is continuing to vigorously assess health and safety risk factors for study abroad students. They aim to empower and inform students before they embark on their international studies. According to Christa Olson, Vice Provost President for International Programs, no students from Drake are currently in the affected areas. The Drake International Office utilizes a thorough risk assessment process when navigating student travel both in partner programs and Drake sponsored travel experiences. Jen Hogan, associate director of Education Abroad explained the relationships with affiliated programs. “Our affiliated providers keep us very up-to-date in terms of what is going on, especially in areas where there are particular health concerns,” Hogan said. One of these organizations is SIT (School for International Training) Study Abroad, which even though EVD has not been reported where SIT operates, has put additional training and procedures in place for the safety and health of students. This includes EVD briefings upon arrival, additional information given to homestay families and the discontinuation of independent study projects in a healthcare setting in West Africa. “Much like other world events, we keep our finger on the pulse and manage as we go,” Hogan said. Annique Kiel, assistant of director of Drake Administered Programs Abroad, is dedicated to ensuring that students feel safe and is proud of the processes that Drake has established to mitigate risks. Before a program is offered for students to register, it undergoes a rigorous risk-assessment process. This includes looking at the itinerary, lodging and transportation, as well as safety and security ratings for the country. For January Term programs there is a preliminary risk assessment process in the spring before they are announced at the J-Term fair. Further assessment is done in October to make sure that no new concerns have arisen before given final approval.
There is currently a J-Term scheduled to go to Ghana, which will undergo this evaluation with the rest of the courses to determine if travel is still safe for students. Currently, Ghana is not under travel advisory by the CDC (Center for Disease Control) for the EVD outbreak. The CDC advises avoiding nonessential travel to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, while using enhanced precautions in traveling to Nigeria. Students and faculty are also equipped with the resources they need to deal with situations as they may come up while on site. Kiel stresses that it is important to have a discussion about global issues when they arise rather than simply closing off travel to entire regions, in this case Africa. “In order to truly be a responsible global citizen, you have to be connected to what is happening,” Kiel said. Meghan Harris, professor at Drake University, teaches epidemiology, the study of how disease spreads. She recommends consulting the CDC yellow pages before traveling out of the country for any amount of time. Often, recommended vaccines are not available at a doctor’s office, individuals may need to go to the nearest health department. “I always recommend if you are going to a country for more than two weeks that has a significant disease risk, go to your doctor,” Harris said. She suggested having a conversation about the risks associated with the particular region, antiparasitics, antibiotics and tactics to decipher the cause of symptoms. Drake International Office also advises students to have conversations with their health care providers and reference the websites of organizations such as the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO). By giving students the resources they need both prior to travel and on-site, the Drake International Office hopes to set the foundation for a rewarding, engaging and healthy experience abroad. “We have to be aware and help everyone be prepared, but it also presents a huge opportunity for education,” Kiel said. “If the world becomes too scary, then the idea of knowledge gained through diverse interactions and intercultural interactions goes away.”
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Richardson earns promotion to dean RICHARDSON, page 1 The Times-Delphic sat down with Richardson to discuss her new postion, her goals and her favorite part of the SJMC.
Times-Delphic: What is the difference between Director of the SJMC and the Dean of the SJMC?
Kathleen Richardson: That’s a good question. As far as the dayto-day operations of the school, the direct impact on the students will be minimal, and frankly, I’ve been doing the day-to-day responsibilities of running this school already. It is a promotion for me, but it is a recognition that the importance of the SJMC to the University, and the recognition of all the good work that we are doing here.
TD: What are your plans to move the SJMC forward?
KR: We have been very active over the last year especially in laying the groundwork for some really transformational changes around here. Certainly all the faculty and students are constantly working on their classes and their projects to experiment and be very innovative. Last year, the faculty worked on the core curriculum for the SJMC. They’re finalizing that, and starting next fall, new students
coming into the program and current students in the program will have the opportunity to take new classes and study financial fundamentals for communication professionals. Students will be able to specialize in their particular areas of study.
TD: When you first received your new appointment, what were your thoughts?
KR: Well, when the provost told me she had recommended me to the president’s cabinet, and they had approved this change I was very happily surprised and just very heartened. I knew that the faculty and our alums would be very thrilled by this news.
TD: What is your favorite part about your involvment in the SJMC?
KR: I am energized by being around students. That is the most fun part of my job. The fun part is I like to teach, and so I do still teach one class. Just, any opportunities I have to interact with the students. I find working with young people a lot of fun. Their enthusiasm and optimism and creativity just always amaze me. It makes me very optimistic about the future of the communications industry.
I am an SJMC alum myself, I just have a lot of affection for this school, and I just want to work as hard as I can to make it successful for the future.
TD: Where do you see your path taking you?
KR: Some of the new responsibilities I will take on in this job are to get move involved in the developmental part of the job and raise money for the initiatives we would like to pursue. I really do feel that the SJMC is really poised to take off and to be recognized as a national-leader in communications education and in innovation communications. Des Moines is a wonderful place to have a SJMC. There are a lot of strong national leading businesses in the community that are really nationally recognized for innovation in communications. There is a really strong publishing industry in Des Moines — communications, publications and advertising. I think that if we all can get together and collaborate, we could really put Des Moines and Drake on the map for being a center for communications and innovation.
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Follow these Drake friendly accounts Summer movies offer variety Believe it or not, Yik Yak is not a comprehensive guide to life at Drake. However, students don’t need to look beyond their phones and computers to find out everything they need to know on campus. There’s a social media account for just about everything at Drake, from residence halls to Relays — and frankly, there are too
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many to keep track of. Limit your following to the best of the best. Here are my top three Drake accounts, university-approved and otherwise, to follow on Facebook and Twitter.
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TWITTER @DUBulldogs Like a typical Drake student, it’s a rare occasion that I make it to an athletic event. Instead, I support the fighting Bulldogs from afar in the easiest, laziest way possible — by following the official Drake Athletics account to get live updates of all sporting events. Consider clicking the “follow” button to be the equivalent of shouting a cheer at the next football game.
Put wishful thinking to rest: The “Is It Relays Yet?” Twitter account will continually remind followers that no, it is not the most wonderful time of the year yet. From May through March, you won’t see much more than a “No.” But those dismal, one-word reminders build suspense all year long, making the “YES.” tweet during Relays even sweeter.
An obvious addition, the official university account is a must-follow for any Drake student. Tweets keep followers updated on Drake and Des Moines-related news, campus happenings and a daily dose of Bulldog pride.
FACEBOOK Drake Compliments Simply put, Drake Compliments is the online cheerleader for Drake. It functions the same as Drake Con, but nicer: Anonymously send a compliment to friends and classmates to instantaneously put a smile on their face. Whether you’re giving or receiving a compliment — or just reading nice things about your classmates —add this acount as a friend on Facebook and it is sure to warm your heart.
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Run by student senators, this group is sometimes actually productive. It’s the most effective way to make your voice heard on campus and quickly get in touch with people who make the decisions around here. Post a question or concern, and the senators will get you an answer or work toward a solution. But be warned: Drake will always have single-ply toilet paper, so don’t even bother complaining about it.
Submit your most embarrassing campus confessions through an anonymous Google doc, then let the entire Drake community read your deepest, darkest secrets. Got a crush on your professor? Saw someone do something embarrassing at Dublin? Time to tell the world (or at least the student body). Even if you’re not into spilling your secrets, you’ll find plenty to laugh at (or roll your eyes at) in other’s confessions.
From the Fishbowl
If you’re new here, or you never read my column last year (shame on you), I like to talk about movies. That’s almost all I do. They make me happy. That hasn’t changed much since I last wrote in the paper. In fact, this summer I may have been happier than any other year in existence. There was something for everyone: animation, action, comedy and drama, most of which were pretty darn good. That’s right. This most recent, three month long vacation had a pretty good track record. So picking five of my favorites was tough. I know tomorrow, when I have already sent my article to my boss, Tom, I’ll be regretting not mentioning something. But a list is a list and this article is already a day late, so there’s no turning back now. Without further ado, here are my top five favorite blockbusters of summer 2014.
“Neighbors” surprised me. Yes, I knew it had Seth Rogan, who no one can say they don’t like, but it looked like another comedy with jokes for people with shallow senses of humor. It looked like your typical “bro” comedy and I wasn’t really expecting much. But upon seeing Zack Efron hamming it up as a frat boy with no future and Rose Byrne being goofy as a parent trying to recapture her youth, I was won over. It was hilarious, raunchy and surprisingly poignant and touching. It’s making me look forward to Seth Rogan’s next movie, “The Interview,” which is already making headlines for its plot about the attempted assassination of Kim Jong Un by James Franco. That story is as funny as this movie.
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes “
I don’t think I’ve ever been more emotionally yanked around in a movie than “Dawn of the Planet of
the Apes.” I thought it was going in one direction, then another, then another, until its devastating ending. The plot is memorable, but the real star of the show is Andy
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Circus, who plays the ape leader, Caeser, via motion capture. Circus has the movements of an ape down to a science and it’s hard not to be drawn into the screen. I read an article that called it “a thinking man’s sci-fi film.” I’d say that’s an apt description. The action was exciting and easy to follow. No world-ending final battle in New York in this one, though the last fight was pretty cool. It was slow and restrained, but paced well. For a film primarily about primates, it was very human.
“Edge of Tomorrow”
Another surprise. Maybe I should stop watching trailers before I go to a movie. My expectations get either too high or too low. This was entertaining from start to finish. Practically “Groundhog Day” with guns, aliens and explosions, “Edge of Tomorrow” had the most interesting way of developing its characters that I’ve ever seen in a movie. Tom Cruise gives a surprising performance as something other than his usual beefcake roles, playing a scummy wuss. Everything felt refreshing: a perfect “popcorn” movie.
“X–Men: Days of Future Past”
Maybe I should have said this earlier, but I’m a sucker for the comic book movie. Lucky for me, there have
been a slew of fantastic ones in the past few years. “X– Men: Days of Future Past” was incredible. Its ensemble was fantastic, with Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen and so many more actors all delivering solid performances. It was well written and flowed smoothly. It took time to stop for humor but did not overstay its welcome. The villainous “sentinels” were scary and the action was interesting and utilized its cast of “mutants” and their powers very well. It was almost perfect. But there was one movie that it couldn’t quite beat. “Guardians of the Galaxy”
It all started when Chris Pratt entered an ancient cave and turned on his Walkman. The song “Come and Get Your Love” by Redbone began playing, Pratt started to dance and a giant, goofy grin enveloped my face and it never left. I knew what I was in for. “Guardians of the Galaxy” was the most fun I’ve had at the movies, ever. Let that soak in. I went back and saw it two more times later that week and I’d gladly go back to the theater and pay $8 again right now if I had the opportunity. This generation has its new “Star Wars.” Pratt’s Peter Quill will no doubt become a pop culture icon in the coming years, as well as Vin Diesel’s Groot, Bradley Cooper’s Rocket Raccoon, and professional wrestler Dave Batista’s Drax the Destroyer. It was well written and full of winning performances. It oozed originality and creativity, despite being based off of a comic book series. I can keep going and going, but just go see it already if you haven’t. You won’t regret it. Until next week readers. Leebrick-Stryker is a sophomore broadcast news major and can be reached at ned.leebrick-stryker@ drake.edu
Changes around campus help university battle complacency As we settle in to the college life for either the first time, or once again, we begin to slip into the habits of everyday life. I want to begin by saying this is not a bad thing, rather I want to recognize President Gale’s column from last week as a challenge to all the students — a challenge to improve and make this campus we love better. I am a firm believer that there is always room for improvement, and that belief will lead to many challenges and opportunities this
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year. We truly are a University in transition, but let’s view that as an opportunity to bring up big issues, make movements and waves and leave a legacy. The Student Senate has a goal this year (and hopefully for years to come) to carry on a legacy where we address tough issues and combat the complacency that can so easily overtake us, just like those habits. This can begin with the Senate, but it has to end with you. This year will be a year where
diversity will come to the forefront of the discussion, where campus improvements to buildings or the Drake experience will be endorsed and hopefully reach fruition, and where we can rally together to make such changes happen. This is a broad challenge, but I promise that it isn’t impossible. So, wherever I challenge others, I want to also make a few promises to you as a leader on campus and as a fellow student. The Senate will always be here to listen to your problems and concerns, and I will
always be available to help you with anything you need. I promise that I won’t give up on making positive changes for everyone here. We are a team with a project at hand as President Gale explained last week, and we can do this. Nothing is impossible, and it is our turn to prove that. Bulldogs, brace yourselves, it is going to be an amazing year.
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PageFive Crafty Bulldogs
Create simple, fun crafts with few items
Homemade wall mirror provides special flare to dorm
This project is a unique wall decoration that can be created on a large or small scale and looks almost like a giant flower on a wall. It can be a bit tricky to make, but following these steps will help you to create your own original flower mirror suited for wall hanging. What you need I picked up all the materials from Michael’s, except for the plastic spoons and glue, which were from Walgreens, but they can be found at almost any store that sells paper goods and adhesives. Plastic spoons I bought the 48-count and had plenty, but it really depends on the size you choose for your mirror . A mirror A 5.8 inch mirror Paint Craft Smart acrylic paint.
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This is probably the hardest step, cutting the handles off of the spoons. It is important to find where the spoon and handle meet, and then cut a little further up toward the spoon. Some of the spoons will crack a little and that’s okay because they will be covered by paint. Of course if the whole spoon cracks in half, then it
won’t be useable. Painting spoons gets messy, so be prepared to have your hands covered in whatever color your paint is. You can use as many colors for your spoons as you want and do any type of pattern. I used two different colors and alternated with each row. You only need to paint the concaved part of the spoon. The back doesn’t need to be painted because it won’t be seen. There are two different techniques of painting. If you want a cloud-like design, paint the spoon completely just once, when it dries, there will be cloud like white spots, or if you want a solid, no white color, put another coat of paint on the spoon after the first coat has dried. For my project, I went with two coats of paint because I like the fullness it added to the finished project.
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I take back that cutting the spoons is the hardest step. Gluing the spoons to the mirror is definitely the hardest part. The most important tip: Use Super Glue or Gorilla Glue. Generic crafting glue will not hold the spoons to the mirror or each other. When gluing the first inner circle of spoons, it is important to use only a drop of glue, using more than a drop can cause it to take a longer time to dry. It’s up to you if you want the first row of spoons to be glued upwards or flat. I found it easiest to glue them flat because it makes more room for layering the other spoons. When gluing, hold the spoon in place for at least 10 seconds so that it doesn’t shift while drying.
When layering, it’s best to put the spoons in between each other and try to have one part of the spoon glued to the mirror. For the second row, I glued the bottom of the spoons to the mirror in between the first row and then glued the edges to the back of the first one. For the third row, I glued the edge of the spoon where the cut is on the edge of mirror and then glued the edges to the back of the row before it.
Again, remember to hold the spoon in place for at least 10 seconds so that it dries where you want it and doesn’t shift. I only did three layers because the more you do, the fewer stable places you will have to glue the spoons together, but you can definitely try adding more.
After you’ve finished gluing your rows and have let the whole mirror dry, it’s important to clean the mirror with a wipe so you can get rid of excess glue and have it clean for use. If you are planning to hang the mirror, I used Command Hanging strips to put it up on my dorm wall. Depending on the size of your mirror, you may need the larger strips that can hold more weight.
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FIRST-YEAR ANNA ZAVELL shows students how to make a simple wall mirror for their dorm room. Most of the items used can be found at a craft store, such as Michael’s. Additional items were purchased at Walgreen’s. Follow these five steps for a do-it-yourself mirror tthat adds hominess to a room on a low budget. ANNA ZAVELL | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
Future Islands brings new wave elements to Des Moines concert
Future Islands may have been the best show in Des Moines this year. They are an East Coast group that got its start at East Carolina University in 2006, beginning with a few self-released singles and EPs. They sound like 90s grunge meets 80s synth-pop, with a few new wave elements. In 2010, they released their first full-length album, “In Evening Air,” on the Thrill Jockey record label out of Chicago. Thrill Jockey is a small, independent label for up-and-comers. Only a year later, Future Islands put out a second full-length album, “On the Water.” Both of these albums are filled with love and break-up songs, but they’re so unlike the T-Swift singles. With complex sentence structure, and poetic phrasing, the first few listens don’t allow a full understanding of the material, although the tone of the
song comes across regardless of whether or not you have the lyrics pulled up as you listen. For a taste of the poetry, the title track from “In Evening Air” explains a now-foreign relationship as “tethered to finding a rope, we walk in precarious ways. And go alone at night to Misery’s bed. In Misery’s bed we stay.” Their 2014 album — cleverly titled Singles — is no different. And now on the 4AD label, Future Islands finds themselves next to other acts their size such as Pixies, Deerhunter, St. Vincent, and tUnEyArDs. After visiting 48 other states over the last eight years, Future Islands only just came to Iowa for the first time last week. This new album is in the same vein as the last two, but the viral world of the Internet allowed a greater reach for the band, as
Annelise Tarnowski Columnist everyone was finally able to see the man behind the pen: Samuel Herring. In early March, the band played on “The Late Show” as the musical guest. Herring’s performance of the hit single “Seasons” left the country’s proverbial jaw dropped. He used the entire stage, his performance building with the
music. It had a rock arena vibe in terms of his passion, and Des Moines finally got to witness this first hand for every track. Wearing dress pants and a tucked-in button-down, Herring looked like an accountant. He reminded you of this between every song when he paused and reset himself. While he was performing these completely dance-oriented tracks, I often found myself unable to dance: instead I was transfixed. The lights at Wooly’s were mixed to create pallets that looked like sunsets, and that evolved with the song from a sky-blue to a deep red as we approached the chorus. With a combination of rockstyle air punches and chest pounding so loud you could hear it from East Locust, I was locked on Herring, waiting for more. Every track, he would create a small story with just his body.
Was he going to pull something invisible from his mouth at the beginning and swallow it at the end? Or was he going to pretend to cut himself open and lick away his invisible blood? Whatever was next, I had to see it. Without the sound of the music alongside this, it all seems foreign. If I said he used screamo techniques in just about every song, you likely wouldn’t listen. But the dreamy-synth pop, catchybut-not-too-catchy hooks and the overwhelming sense of nostalgia make it possible to get on board. I’m proud to say that the full room made him love the show, too. They will be back. Ticket alert: Of Montreal at Wooly’s on October 7.
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New major introduced in journalism school
Strategic Politcal Communication major to be offered in fall of 2015
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Starting in the fall of 2015, students will be able to major in Strategic Political Communication in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, says Jennifer Glover Konfrst, assistant professor of public relations. “The SPC major is designed to bring together two skills sets: the understanding of and passion for politics and the business of politicking,” said Konfrst, who first proposed the major last fall. There are 128 public relations majors and 14 of them are already double majoring in either Politics or Law, Politics & Society. Adding the interdisciplinary major was a “no-brainer,” SJMC Dean Kathleen Richardson said. Konfrst said students will gain more practical context from this major than they could as a double major. “You can understand how Congress works and you can understand how PR works, but we can put them into context so you understand how to write a speech for a candidate, for example,” she said. A more focused major gives students the opportunity to take on a different double major, as well. “We’ve opened up another option for them and they can specialize in another area if they
want to,” Konfrst said. A focus on communication will also give students an understanding of the media world, which Konfrst said is essential in the political arena. As part of the SJMC, the major focuses on communication and public relation skills. “We think writing skills are critically important, and writing is essential when you’re communicating,” Konfrst said. In addition to the core journalism and public relations classes, SPC majors will take classes in politics, rhetoric and business. Konfrst will also teach three new classes for the major — Strategic Political Communication, Organization of Public Affairs and a capstone class — starting in the 2016 spring semester. The SPC major will equip students with the skills to become campaign managers, candidates, lobbyists, spokespeople or speechwriters, among other political careers. This career path certainly isn’t new for Drake students: SJMC alums work for Congressmen, politically focused media outlets, government programs, PR departments and more. While Drake students have succeeded in political communications before, the SPC major was introduced, Richardson and Konfrst agree that offering a unique major for the industry makes Drake stand out from its
Students find ways to stay fit, eat healthy Anna Zavell
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College is a time to shape yourself, figure out what you want to do in the future, find a group of friends who you get along with and take advantage of all the opportunities that college has to offer. It’s important to remember that when shaping yourself, you don’t reshape your body. That’s right, every first-year’s worst nightmare: the freshman 15. “I’m terrified my clothes will start to look poorly on me, smaller and tighter. I bought all new clothes, and I do fear that the freshman 15 could restrict me from wearing them,” said first-year Rebecca Crepeau. It’s safe to say that every first-year has heard of this curse that comes along with starting college. All the new stress from starting in a new school, the unlimited food option and possibility of homesickness can contribute to a person falling victim to this curse. “I was a high school athlete and never had to worry about staying active because I was always working out and practicing with my team,” said first-year Taylor Pudenz. “Now, I’m not involved in any sports and I am terrified of gaining weight because I’m not as active as I was.” Walking into Hubbell dining hall, students can immediately feel the temptations of unlimited food. Hubbell offers an unlimited amount of food, meaning as much pizza and french fries as one would like. “I think the food here is pretty healthy, if you know what to eat and watch what you eat,” said first-year Joseph Herba. “I’m not really afraid of the freshman fifteen, as long as I eat healthy and workout, I’ll be fine.”
MEREDITH HALL is the home to the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The SJMC will add a new major next fall: Strategic Political Communications. BARON CAO | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER competitors. “When you look at our peer institutions and our competitors, there just isn’t (a comparable major),” Konfrst said. “We already have a track record of attracting students that become active on campus in politics and active in the community,” Richardson said. “We have tons of internships during the Iowa Caucuses. [SPC majors] can work at the state capitol, at the governor’s office. This is just an extension and making it more intentional.” Both Konfrst and Richardson
Some students believe that the unlimited food is not a cause of weight gain, but rather you make your own decisions, which can lead to the 15 extra pounds. “We can’t expect the school to monitor what we eat or if we workout, so really it’s our decision to take advantage of the unlimited food options and then sit on our butts and watch TV the whole night and not exercise,” said first-year Gabriella Gugliotta. Some students think there is no excuse for not working out because of the great facilities Drake has to offer. “I work at the front desk at the Bell Center, so it’s super convenient to go workout right after my shift because I’m already there,” Pudenz said. Students can workout and take group classes at the Bell Center, or use the gym at the Underground Fitness Center in lower Olmsted, free of charge. “I plan to stay really active and use all the workout facilities,” firstyear said Ben Morrett. “I think I will continue this throughout the year because there really isn’t a reason not to. It’s easy to fit in a 30 minute workout into your schedule.” “I refuse to gain the freshman 15. My friends and I are trying to attend a majority of the group exercise classes each week for the entire year to stay fit,” said first year Cathy Ngyuen. The freshman 15 boils down to choices: Eating right and staying active will help you stay away from the dreaded weight gain. Besides, working out may feel better then binge eating and watching Netflix. Students can grab a group of friends and go take a class or find a time in your schedule when you can all work out. Being in a group can help motivate students to fight the 15.
think the unique major will attract prospective students. “The goal was to bring in new students who may not have looked at Drake and are now considering it an option,” Konfrst said. “We hope we’re giving them a lightbulb moment, where they say, ‘This is what I want to do. I just couldn’t put a name on it before.’” While faculty is currently focusing on prospective students, some current students have already expressed interest in the SPC major. First-year Abbi Nelson, who is majoring in Politics and Music, plans to switch her Politics
major to SPC next year. “I love that it incorporates a journalism and communication aspect to politics. I enjoy rhetoric and reporting, so I feel like this is the best of both worlds,” said Nelson, who aspires to work on a campaign as a spokesperson or speechwriter. Current students may be able to add an SPC major or switch majors depending on their current majors, year in school and previous coursework. Students interested in pursuing a major in SPC should reach out to Konfrst to discuss the possibility.
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PageEight Everyday living
Price discrepancy among convenience stores
Comparison between competition highlights inflation in C-Store prices Dustin Eubanks
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Eggs (1 dozen)
Walgreens: $1.49 C-Store: $2.65
Milk (1/2 gallon)
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Coke (1 liter)
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Pop Tart Walgreens: $2.99 Kum&Go:4.09 C-Store: $1.09/ 2 pack
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Students discuss book plots that predicted future
Moons of Mars, in-ear headphones among predictions Molly Adamson
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If one was forced to take an English class in high school, they more than likely were at some point ordered to read “1984” by George Orwell. Or perhaps it was “A Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley. Even if one merely used Sparknotes instead of reading the books, they would come to the understanding that both told stories about a dark dystopian world. Those two titles are not the only ones that tried to warn people of a future the author could clearly see. Shortlist.com lists many books that have, in fact, predicted the future. These are not the extremes that may come to mind when thinking of George Orwell, but reality isn’t so far away from fiction as some may think. Shortlist.com pointed out many examples, from “Gulliver’s Travels” predicting Mars’ two moons to “Fahrenheit 451” predicting in-ear headphones. Looking back, these predictions are almost scary. These men (yes, all the authors on the list are men) were way ahead of their time. Some of these predictions described things that would help better humankind. Others are novels like the more famous “A Brave New World” and “1984” depict a more disturbing future. These two in particular present a world in which the government controls almost every aspect of a citizen’s life. Here at Drake University, both students and staff expressed their concerns on the idea of our future eventually turning into exactly what the books predict. Kyle Stratton, a sophomore majoring in Radio/Television Production expressed his concern over “A Brave New World.” “I think there’s a much stronger sense of reality to this book than in other books of the same genre,” Stratton said. “It’s terrifying just how much you can relate to things you see around you everyday. It’s somewhat humorous, but it’s also quite terrifying.” Stratton continued to describe the book in his own terms. He explained that while people have
compared it to “1984,” “1984” is different in that it is about information being suppressed by the government, but “A Brave New World” involves people choosing not to think and speak. He explained that because of this, people found “A Brave New World” uninteresting when it came out. “People thought it was ridiculous,” he said. “They laughed at it. They thought it was never going to happen. They
“It’s terrifying just how much you can relate to things you see around you everyday.” — Kyle Stratton, sophomore were amazed that while people were being suppressed and not allowed to speak their mind, the fact that people would give that up willingly was amazing. But yet here we are.” Stratton gave his view of what the world was becoming in relation to the book. “Now we have more information at hand than what anyone from history ever could have imagined. Yet, so often we see people that don’t use it,” he said. “There is so much ignorance playing in our culture. Even in the news there are so many news stories that don’t seem to get the picture quite right,” he said. “There are people who are so ignorant and so apathetic that they (can) literally be fed anything and they won’t question it. They’ll live just for the sake of living.” In contrast to Stratton, people were also very opinionated about “1984” and what it brings up. Orwell’s novel contrasts from “A Brave New World” in that the fact that some people don’t want this world as their reality. In “1984” people fight back. Drew Finney, a first-year broadcast journalism and graphic design double major, spoke on the ideas that society is now similar to “1984.” “We have the NSA spying on people, listening in on conversations. But we don’t
have the extremity of which the government from 1984 was controlling people,” he said. Finney also expressed his opinion on what a government from “1984” would feel like to him. “It’s a pretty terrifying concept that everything you do is being monitored,” he said. “There’s no freedom of speech or thinking. You could be arrested or worse for your opinions and that’s something that is pretty terrifying.” Finney explained that he did not think that society was going to ever really reach that point in the U.S. “I think it really depends on where it is,” he said. “You can look at a place like North Korea where it’s very close to this, except without all the technology. I don’t think it could really happen in our country though, besides the
spying.” English professor Carol Spaulding-Kruse expressed her own fear about what the country has already turned into. “If you think about the way cameras watch us now. For example, in London, they have a lot of surveillance. Cameras are everywhere and people have just sort of gotten use to it,” she said. Spaulding-Kruse then offered two options. “You can look at it in two ways. Either it’s for our safety and security, or the other option is that we’re being watched,” she said. “Just the other day I was watching NPR and there was a story on Ferguson. They talked about how there are 18,000 police departments in the country, and now 5,000 of them are experimenting with cameras on their bodies. It could actually save
someone’s life. At the same time though, everyone’s being watched. Both the cop and the citizen.” There are differences, of course, between our society and what George Orwell predicted. Spaulding-Kruse determined what those differences were in her own opinion. “Orwell was trying to warn us of this scary future. Everyone knew Big Brother was a bad thing. What I see as the big difference is that even though we do have a Big Brother state, it’s insidious,” she said. We have gradually gotten use to the idea of surveillance and it has snuck up on us to where we actually think there are elements of it that are good. We think that it’s not that big a deal. Our notions about privacy have changed. Instead of living as though we feel oppressed, we accept it.”
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Monday memo to keep students informed
New weekly newsletter provides updates on J-School happenings
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Christened the Monday Memo, journalism students can now look forward to a weekly update on the happenings of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. The weekly online newsletter, available at sjmc.drake.edu, will provide updates and general information as well as highlight student accomplishments. “The idea is that this year I am trying to make more of an effort to reach out and communicate on a regular basis,” said Dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication Kathleen Richardson. “Not only to
students, but current students, alumni, donors and members of the professional community in Des Moines to keep everybody updated with all the exciting things that are going on at the school.” The information for the memo will come from Richardson and work-study students she intends to hire. However, the hope is that it will become a communal effort. “I have asked faculty to send information. I am hoping that students themselves will become engaged and feel free to send things to me about what their organizations are doing or different kinds of activities they are doing that people might be interested in,” Richardson said. The first Monday Memo was emailed out but subsequent weeks
will not always be. “We are just hoping that readership will grow because it is not only on the website but
“I think it’s a really interesting way for the J-school to get out information.” — James Maertens, junior
referenced on the schools social media,” Richardson said. Junior radio and television production major James Maertens likes the idea but would not look for the Memo on his own. “I think it’s a really interesting
way for the j-school to get out information. I think if they can do it effectively, send it out each week, then it would be a nice thing to look at. Especially if there are any changes like curriculum or professors,” Maertens said. Senior radio and television production major Patrick Moran liked the idea, but mirrored Maertens sentiments that he wouldn’t entirely seek it out. “I feel like that now everyone wants something right now and that is the easiest. If it goes right to my phone and pops up that is easiest for me,” Moran said. Part of the memo will be informing students to look for specific emails from Carla McCrea, the assistant to the dean in the journalism school. “That is why I think this
Monday Memo is a good thing because students are so bombarded with emails that they become complacent about looking at it,” McCrea said. “To have a Monday Memo that says ‘Watch this week for Carla’s letter on how to register’ or something because it can’t be really lengthy but I can say, ‘watch for something’ or, ‘look here for this here.’” There are no current plans to measure the successfulness of the Monday Memo. However, communication is not the only goal. “It is not only a communication vehicle but a way to build a sense of identity and pride,” Richardson said.
Bulldog bucks go online, merging three different accounts Katie Ericson
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Already this semester, a lot of changes have happened. The new IDs are in, doors have a new keycard system and President Maxwell is retiring. It’s a lot for students to take in, but there are some new ideas students may not yet know about. The Bulldog Bucks system has also been reworked. Before, Drake had three main systems that would pay for necessities on campus. There were Bulldog Bucks for the convenience store and off-campus dining purchases, E-Suds for
laundry machines and Papercut for printing funds. If students ran out of money, they could add to one of the separate accounts. Now, these three functions have all been crammed into one thing — the new Bulldog Bucks. Student Accounts Consultant Sara Heijerman explained that this change is all about simplifying matters for students “It is obviously much more convenient to have all your campus commerce funds pulling from one account, rather than needing to add money to three separate pots,” she said. Now students simply swipe their ID and can pay for laundry, printing or food. The money is all in one pool. Before funds could
be added through the “My Drake Account” part of blueView. The same tab still gives students access or they can deposit money by visiting the Student Services Center in the lower level of Carnegie Hall. Even better, students don’t have to worry about making the last minute end-of-the-semester rush to the convenience store to spend the rest of their Bulldog Bucks. Leftover funds from fall semester are carried over to spring. However, this money won’t continue into the 2015-2016 school year, so, in May, the rush will return. This isn’t the end of the changes to the Bulldog Bucks system though. Heijerman said more
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Valley Junction Farmers Market
A weekly Farmers Market at Vallet Junction.
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Saturday Joel Dangerous Band
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improvements are on the way. “Before the spring semester begins, we are planning to roll out a new capability to the Bulldog Bucks program that will allow students more control and flexibility on their accounts,” Heijerman said. With this new plan, students will be able to view the balance of their account and the history of their transactions online or on mobile devices. Security features will also be added so students can be sure their funds are safe. Finally, parents and outside parties will be able to deposit money in the account without gaining full access to it. These changes haven’t
occurred yet, but the Bulldog Bucks system has evolved. Since it’s early in the school year, students are still deciding how they feel about the new idea. “I think it’s pretty nice,” said sophomore Karena Riles. “It was kind of a pain juggling three accounts before, so it’s neat having everything together.” Amidst all the positivity about the new system, senior Erin Mercurio is not so sure. “I liked the old system. You couldn’t spend your laundry money on food at the C-store, but I think I may accidentally do that now” she said.
Friday Funny Bone presents Dave Landau
Dave Landau performs at Funny Bone Comedy Club.
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Phantom of the Opera
Enjoy a performance of “Phantom of the Opera.”
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Drake outlasts Truman State for OT victory
Bulldogs pick up their first win of the season in 13-7 win over TSU
JUNIOR TIGHT END ERIC SAUBERT (left) celebrates with teammate Jack Beck after scoring Drake’s lone touchdown in regulation. SENIOR QUARTERBACK ANDY RICE (right) recieves the snap in the first quarter of Drake’s thrilling overtime win over Truman State on Saturday at Drake Stadium. Drake plays at Western Illinois Saturday. JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR Austin Cannon
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Points were scarce Saturday night at Drake Stadium, but Conley Wilkins’ two-yard touchdown run in overtime gave the Drake football team its first win of 2014, beating Truman State, 13-7. The two sides entered overtime tied 7-7 after four quarters of missed opportunities and stifling defense. Truman had the first crack in OT, starting at the Drake 25-yard line. Two carries from running back Garrett White moved the ball to the 20, but quarterback Devonte Black threw an incomplete pass on third down. TSU kicker Roger Howard came in to attempt the 37yard field goal but made a mess of it, missing under the crossbar and to the left. The Drake offense then took the
ball at the TSU 25, only needing a score to win. Two carries from Wilkins moved the ball to the 20. On third and five, quarterback Andy Rice faked a handoff and then found tight end Eric Saubert at the four-yard line. “I’ve got to give it to the offensive line on that,” Saubert said. “They sold that fake really well, had me wide open, and (I’m) so happy about the outcome.” A Truman State penalty moved the ball to the two, where Wilkins, the reigning Pioneer Football League Offensive Player of the Week, leapt over the goal line, evening Drake’s record at 1-1. “Doing it for the team, you know,” Wilkins said. “I wanted to show them I could get into the end zone whenever they call on me.” Overtime was almost unnecessary, as Drake was a few feet away from winning it in regulation.
After struggling to move the ball for nearly the entire game, the Drake offense was finally able to cross into Truman State territory late in the fourth quarter. A Saubert reception got the ball to the TSU 24 with 1:17 to go. After a holding penalty, two carries by Wilkins, who finished with 88 yards rushing, and one by T.J. James moved the ball to the 21. Drake called a timeout with one second remaining to set up the field goal to win it. Placekicker Ben Tesson came in to take the 37-yarder. His kick had the distance, but he pushed it wide right. Even with the game still in the balance, head coach Rick Fox was confident in his team going into overtime after his offense finally experienced some success. “I felt a lot better because of that drive before,” he said. “We had a good feel now, of how to attack them, and so we felt pretty good.”
Drake also shut down Truman’s air attack, permitting Devonte Black to throw for a pedestrian 172 yards. However, he was elusive in the pocket and carrying the ball, proving hard to bring down. “We didn’t have any film on him, actually, so we did not know what to expect, but he was a heck of an athlete,” Hugunin said. “He gave us some problems, but the team effort, that’ll shut down one guy any day of the week.” The TSU touchdown with four seconds left in the first quarter would be all Drake allowed. In all, Truman State was forced to punt nine times to go along with a missed 42-yard field goal. The defense also managed to corral Black and record three sacks. While the defense was firing on all cylinders, the Drake offense couldn’t get anything going against the TSU defense. After quarterback Andy Rice threw a touchdown pass to tight end Eric Saubert with 7:37 left in the first quarter, Drake struggled to move the ball into scoring range. Over the next 45-plus minutes, Drake went three-and-out five times, allowed six sacks and lost one fumble. Even when the offense managed to gain some yardage, like T.J. James’ 43-yard dash in the third quarter, drives would stall and the ball would go back to TSU. In fact, Cam Bohnert matched his Truman counterpart, also punting nine times. Even while struggling, the offense didn’t get overly frustrated.
“If people start to get frustrated, then you start fighting yourself, and now you’re fighting two opponents,” Fox said. “They never got that way. They hung in there.” The perseverance paid off when Fox’s offense put together a 59yard drive at the end of regulation, putting kicker Ben Tesson in a position to win the game with a 37-yard field goal. He missed, but Drake had figured it out. After the defense stopped Truman yet again in overtime, Drake was able to capitalize. Conley Wilkins ran it in from two yards out, giving Drake its first win of the year. “The defense just gave us such energy. We were feeding off of them. To let up seven points against a team like this, hat’s off to them. “They played unbelievably tonight, and that energy just kept us alive,” Saubert said. “That’s great to have.”
Truman State also had chances of its own, none bigger than one in the third quarter. Black floated a deep pass down the right sideline that Joel Schenck caught and raced into the end zone. However, the apparent score was called back when TSU was called for a personal foul. The scoring chances were few and far between as both defenses refused to yield. Drake did allow 118 yards rushing, but only permitted a measly 172 yards through the air. On the other side, TSU put the clamps on the Drake offense, only allowing 317 total yards. In all, it added up to over 45 minutes of scoreless football — neither team scored in the final three quarters. Unlike last week, Drake came out with a sense of urgency. Rice was a perfect five-for-five on the opening drive, leading the offense
67 yards down the field in 5:21. He hit Saubert from 11 yards out to give Drake the early 7-0 lead. Truman State tied it up late in the first quarter when it benefited from excellent field position, beginning the drive at the Drake 45-yard line. Six plays later, Black’s one-yard dive and resulting extra point knotted the game at 7-7. Those were the last points until overtime. The victory marked the first career win for Fox. “It’s fun, but I tell you what, what I’m most proud about is how our guys kept fighting,” Fox said. Drake travels to Western Illinois to play the Leathernecks on Saturday at 3 p.m., where it will try to build off this hard-fought win. “It was an important win for us because it gets us on the right track,” Wilkins said, “We’re heading the right direction now.”
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After it allowed 45 points and 518 total yards last week, the Drake defense looked like a different unit during Saturday night’s 13-7 overtime win over Truman State. The Bulldogs held TSU to a mere 290 total yards and only seven points, a performance much more reminiscent of the top Pioneer Football League defense in 2013. “We just had a great week of preparation. It was a wake-up call last week, honestly, and so we came ready to work all this week, and it showed,” said linebacker John Hugunin. “Seven points through four quarters is pretty awesome.” Hugunin led the team with 15 tackles, including 3.5 for a loss. He was one of five Drake defenders to notch five or more stops on the night. Head coach Rick Fox had nothing but praise for his team. “They just played fantastic all the way through,” he said. “I couldn’t be more proud of them.” One of the chief concerns for the defense was stopping Truman running back Garrett White, who rushed for 995 yards last season. Drake bottled him up, only allowing him to run for 88 yards, averaging 3.7 yards per carry. For the defense, the key to defending White was simple. “Just tackle well,” Hugunin said. “That’s the key to playing any good running back, is the first time you hit him, bring him down.”
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Charles represents country Bulldogs fall to UIC in double-overtime
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Generve Charles remembers there were 15 minutes left when she entered her first game since tearing her ACL. She remembers being nervous from the pressures of a new team and coach. She remembers telling herself not to mess up. And she remembers knowing exactly where to look. “I knew where my dad was sitting. I could see him, and he was so pumped,” Charles said. But there is one thing Charles , a member of the Drake women’s soccer team, doesn’t remember about her first match as a member of the Haiti Women’s National Football Team. “I ended up scoring and I don’t know if I even really remember doing it,” Charles said, laughing. “I was just kind of shocked.” Charles’ father, who was born in Haiti and attended college in her hometown of Wausau, Wisconsin, wasn’t the only one celebrating. “All the girls on the team were super, super excited for me when I scored, and even after, I just got a lot of good feedback from everybody on the team,” she said. Charles’ journey to the Haiti national team began weeks prior. At the beginning of the summer, as Charles was recovering from an ACL injury that forced her to miss the entire 2013 Drake season, she was contacted by the Haiti national team’s head coach, Shek Borkowski. He was looking for collegiate players of Haitian background. Several phone calls and a couple of days later, Charles was in South Bend, Indiana to join the national team for their last four days of training. At the end of the fourth day, Borkowski stopped Charles as she was leaving the pitch. “He invited me and told me he wanted me to go Trinidad with them,” Charles said. It was there in Trinidad and Tobago, some 3,000 miles from her Drake teammates preparing for their season-opening tournament in Portland, Oregon, that Charles scored the final goal in Haiti’s 5-1 victory over Bermuda. It too, was a tournament: the inaugural Women’s Caribbean Cup. The Cup was played in August at the end of the Caribbean Football Union’s season, a culmination of
performances by all 30 qualifying Caribbean national teams, resulting in an eight-team tournament. The teams with the top four finishes in the Cup then qualified for the CONCACAF Women’s Championship, a World Cup qualifier. Haiti finished third. The CONCACAF Championship, held this year in Kansas City, takes place over the course of 12 days in October, directly in the midst of Drake’s conference play. Having already missed several matches for the Caribbean Cup, Charles will miss October matches against conference opponents Missouri State and Illinois State. But her absence, while not celebrated, is understood and supported by both teammates and coaches. “They knew I was going to be missing games. Everyone’s just genuinely so happy and supportive of me,” Charles said. Despite this being her first experience balancing collegiate and international play, Charles is aware of players at other schools that have had similar opportunities and were unable to pursue them. “I know some girls and when they get asked to go and play with other teams outside of their college teams, their coaches can say, ‘no’ and just completely shoot it down,” she said. Head coach Lindsey Horner envisions only positive impacts on the team, both on and off the field. “She didn’t know about this opportunity leading into the summer, but her commitment to return from her injury and impact our team on the field this fall drove her,” Horner said. More than helping her recover from the injury that caused her to miss the entire 2013 season, Charles’ experience training and playing for the Haiti national team has crafted a newfound appreciation for what it takes to play the sport at a higher level. “We had a morning session and every other day we had a gym workout and then we had a night session,” she said. Conditioning prepared her for the increased level of play. “I had to figure out how I play with certain players, like figure out their style of play as a team,” Charles said of adjusting to the differences in addition to training. “It was just really fast paced, and the other big part is that it is super
physical compared to college and what I am used to. Just kind of on another level all around.” Horner recognized the significance of experiencing another style of play. “Going there and competing at a completely different level and seeing how physical it is. Really, just in every aspect of the game, it’s amped up one more notch.” Horner anticipates Charles’ international play will contribute to the maturity of another facet integral to her redshirt senior captain: her leadership. “Generve is the player that holds her teammates accountable on the field, talks to players that are struggling and encourages them to stay motivated in their goals, and gets the team fired up before games,” Horner said. “She, in many capacities, is complete. She offers a lot.” While the passion to lead has always been present in Charles, Horner sees progression in Charles’ leadership abilities from her earlier years at Drake. “She has evolved into somebody that wants the team to do really well, and she wants everybody to want the team to do really well,” Horner said. Charles understands that leadership is a skill that can be honed. “It’s always something I’ve had to build on and try to be better at.” Amidst buzz surrounding Charles’ competition in international play, Horner looks forward to a season of competition and development for Drake, improving throughout the fall and preparing for a run deep into the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. But with only three seniors returning, Horner also stressed the importance of leadership in creating a successful environment. “A lot of what we’re asking is leading by example, on and off the field. Making sure the culture we create for our new players is that of high-standards,” Horner said. For Charles, that challenge is a constant in a season split between national and collegiate competition. “I’ve always wanted to be a good leader, or somebody that can help my teammates. To be somebody who other people look up to.”
Darrin MacLeod stretched right just as a shot passed his gloves, a save the Drake men’s soccer team desperately needed in overtime. The Drake goalkeeper watched a cross come in front of the box to the University of Illinois- Chicago’s, Jorge Alvarez. Alvarez collected the pass and beat MacLeod for the game winner in the 106th minute at Cownie Soccer Complex Monday night. “Obviously, really, kind of a gutting end to the game,” Drake head coach Sean Holmes said after the loss. “We were so good for such large portions of the game.” The 1-0 double-overtime loss came on a night that the Bulldogs couldn’t seem to finish on quality chances, with several shots pushed just wide of the net. “The two hardest things, really, in games are creating and finishing chances. So we created some, and now we have to just apply ourselves enough to the part of finishing chances,” Holmes said. “We created three or four really good chances that we needed to put away.” Sophomore James Wypych had chances to put the Bulldogs ahead on each side of halftime, two of which went left of a wide-open goal. Wypych led Drake with three shots. Drake held the No. 24 Flames scoreless through regulation thanks to a stellar performance in the defensive third. “For them to have cleaned themselves up as much as they have is really, really good,” Holmes said of his defense. “I think what makes them pretty good is the six
guys in front of them understand the importance of defending, so it’s really a collective effort.” Holmes said he has seen a lot of development in his team since their season opening draw against Houston Baptist. “We are considerably better than we were 10 days ago when we had our first game against Houston Baptist. We have improved dramatically … so we take some consolation in that,” Holmes said. Holmes felt good going forward despite the overtime loss. He said the biggest concern is finishing shots in close, and close games down the stretch. “I don’t feel like we have to go back and come up with ideas and personnel changes. We just have to refine,” Holmes said about their upcoming road stretch. “I think if you’re Illinois- Chicago, when they watch the video they’ll be like, ‘Well, we snuck one out here.’” Drake suffered the tough home loss going into a long stretch away from Des Moines. Its next six matches will be on the road, starting with Marquette on Sept. 13.
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SOPHOMORE JAMES WYPYCH takes a shot on net early in the first half of Drake’s 1-0 overtime loss to UIC on Monday night. JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR
Recruiting process offers more than hype for student-athletes There are a handful of dimensions that come with playing college basketball that I never really anticipated. During the recruiting process, you are excited and anxious for what lies ahead. You take visits to the top schools of your choice. You meet a ton of people along the way. And you begin prioritizing what matters most in where you will spend the next four to five years of your life. For some, it is the size of the school, distance from home and academic education. For others, it may be the coaching staff, fitting in with the team or the basketball conference that take precedence. The things I know now, I had no clue existed as a senior in high school on my visit to Drake’s campus. Picking out the tangible aspects of a school is easy. It is reading between the lines and appreciating the little things that
high school athletes often fail or even choose not to see. I will admit, it is tough to do at that age, as I definitely did not. The royal treatment (and I say that without being facetious) is part of what makes the recruiting process so much fun. But in retrospect, it is not about the treatment. It’s about the message. Take basketball out of the equation: are you getting a worthwhile education? Are the people genuine and will they look out for you? Does the administration act with integrity? Does the program win the right way? Do relationships matter? Are you being told the truth, or simply being told what you want to hear? Will you be treated like family, or just another number? I can honestly say that I did not ask myself any of these questions when I was recruited. I just got
extremely lucky in choosing Drake University. The answer to every single one of those questions was in my favor. There are two things I have learned you cannot fake: a genuine spirit and true happiness. A team that appears happy is happy. A coach that gets to know you now will get to know you later. A program that preaches life beyond the basketball court sees results beyond the basketball court. A coach that goes out of his or her way to make you feel welcome will welcome you with open arms down the road (in good times and in bad). A coach that spots a red flag will do you the justice of saying you aren’t the right fit. And a team that tells you upfront how much they love his or her experience here surely can’t fake a statement as bold as that. It’s easy to spot a phony and I obviously cannot speak on what it
is like other places. But what I can attest to is that at Drake, what you see is what you get. The recruiting process may seem hyped up everywhere you go. However, the measures that are taken here are ones that are done out of genuine interest and belief that a player will truly fit into our program. The message of Drake women’s basketball is a powerful one. It isn’t telling players that they will come in and be all-stars. It isn’t giving players false hope. And it isn’t a “going through the motions”-type process. It is selling the university, the program and the people in a way that makes players want to wear blue for the next four years. Because what good is a player who chooses a school for any reason other than that?
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Bulldogs sweep, win Akron Invitational Ashley Beall
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The Drake volleyball team bounced back after a loss to North Dakota last week to sweep the Akron Invitational this weekend and win their second tournament of the season. Drake kicked off the tournament in Akron, Ohio with their first game against the Austin Peay Governors. The Bulldogs came out hot, taking an early lead and forcing the Governors to call both of their timeouts in the first set. Drake continued its dominance with an eight-point streak to win the set, 25-13. Drake did not let up in the second set as they continued its dominance with a 25-11 victory and a .480 hitting percentage with 13 kills. The Governors came alive in the third set, though, and won 25-15. Their run was short-lived, however, as Drake came back to take the fourth set. Drake looked their strongest in the next match against Bryant University, sweeping them in straight sets, 26-24, 25-17 and 2519. Freshman Kyla Inderski continued to showcase her talent with her second double-digit kill performance, registering 12 in the match. In the second day of the tournament, Drake beat Akron, 3-1, and Binghamton, 3-1, to secure the tournament title. “I am really happy for our team,” head coach Darrin McBroom said in a Drake athletics press release. “It is exciting to have this success and continue to build confidence with these wins. Overall, we didn’t play great in the two matches, but
we found a way to get a pair of victories.” The Bulldogs found themselves in a back-and-forth battle in their first game of the second day against Akron. However, the Bulldogs pulled out a first set victory, 25-20. The Zips rallied back in the second set, causing the Bulldogs to use their first timeout, and eventually went on to win the second set, 2515. After winning the third and fourth sets, the Bulldogs set up a meeting with Binghamton. Drake dominated the first set with zero errors, 14 kills and a hitting percentage of .667. The fourth set proved to be the most difficult for both teams as they went back and forth with the lead and registered 18 score ties. The Bulldogs secured the win with a kill by junior Katie Dulek and a block assist by Inderski and sophomore Capris Quaites, winning 27-25. The momentum carried over into the fifth and final set as the Bulldogs won 25-21. “Both Akron and Binghamton gave us tough games, especially Binghamton after we took the opening set,” McBroom said. “After that, we weren’t able to put them away early and they battled all the way to the end.” Inderski was named the tournament’s most valuable player, and, for the second time in a row, made the all-tournament team. Next up for the Bulldogs is a trip to the University of TennesseeMartin to play in the Skyhawk Invitational. Their first game scheduled for Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. against host team, Tennessee- Martin.
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