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LEA KOZULIC celebrates a point at the Drake Fall Invitational at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center this weekend. JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR



Wednesday September 17, 2014

Campus Calendar Wednesday Faculty Senate Meeting 3:30-5 p.m. Cowles Library Room 201 33rd Bucksbaum Lecture: An evening with Tim Gunn 7-8:30 p.m. Knapp Center

Thursday Vote Today: Will Scotland Separate from the U.K.? 12-1 p.m. Cartwright Hall, Room 206 The Comparison Project: lecture on Zen Buddhism 7-8:30 p.m. Sussman Theater

Friday Drake volleyball vs. Bradley 7 p.m. Knapp Center

Saturday Drake football vs. Marist 1p.m. Drake Stadium Sweetheart Sing Parents Show 3 p.m. Sheslow Auditorium

Inside News Guest recital at Sheslow reflects human rights PAGE 2

Opinions Learn more about U2’s new album and its collaboration with Apple PAGE 5

Features A more in-depth look at the challenges and benefits of double majoring PAGE 7

Sports Women’s tennis captures two titles over weekend PAGE 10

Campus News

Public relations program receives accreditation SJMC honored with special CEPR certification Sydney Price

Staff Writer

Congratulatory banners hung in Meredith Hall this past week to applaud Drake University’s public relations program for its recent accomplishments. As of Sept. 4, the program has officially received Certification in Education for Public Relations, CEPR. Only 34 public relations programs in the world have earned this honor. The Public Relations Society of America, PRSA granted the CEPR, a major-specific certification. This October, Drake will go to Washington D.C. to receive the prestigious award at the PRSA International Conference. The road to CEPR certification has been a long one. The process began a year ago in January, and consisted of curriculum reviews, self-evaluation, an extensive application and a site team visit this past spring. “This has been one of my goals since I arrived at Drake,” said Kelly Bruhn, assistant professor of public relations. Bruhn explained that Drake’s public relations program underwent a curriculum review in 2012, which put them in a better position to be eligible for the award. “(The faculty) have really tried to seek out recognition for our students,” Bruhn said. Awards and accomplishments like CEPR provide more opportunities for students to make their resumes shine.

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SJMC CELEBRATES the selective CEPR accreditation awarded to the PR major by PRSA . JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR also had the opportunity to meet “[Graduates] know they have talking to faculty and students. Drake public relations majors with the site team when they one more feather in their cap to separate them from others on the are unique. They work with real- visited. “As a student, it’s a really big job market — the fact that they world clients in almost all of their graduated from a CEPR certified classes, which helps them stand deal,” Plumb said. “It’s a huge honor to be able to put this on your school,” said Jennifer Konfrst, also out from other schools. Bruhn mentioned that because resume.” an assistant professor of public of this hands-on experience, For Kelly Tafoya, a senior public relations at Drake. Some of the standards that the portfolios that younger relations and politics double CEPR certified programs must Drake students have already major, the award brings her meet include preparation for real built especially impressed the journey through Drake’s public relation program full circle. world application, quality faculty assessment team. The certification was exciting “I feel like we’re asked a lot why and students, highlighting global awareness, a focus on diversity, news to students in the program. we came to Drake, and most of us possessing a set of standards Laura Plumb, president of Drake’s say because of the awesome PR to quantify success and having Public Relations Student Society program,” Tafoya said. “It’s so nice of America (PRSSA) chapter, to finally have some recognition to professional connections. The site team that visited said her organization helped back up that statement.” Drake in the spring, spent three the professors prepare for the days examining the program and evaluation. The PRSSA chapter

Tim Gunn to give 33rd Bucksbaum lecture

Paige Ernste

Staff Writer

Tim Gunn, American fashion consultant and television personality, will give the 33rd lecture in the Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture series tonight at 7 p.m. at the Knapp Center. Gunn is the Chief Creative Officer of Liz Claiborne Inc., Kate Spade and co-host of the sixtime Emmy-nominated “Project Runway.” Before working for Liz Claiborne, Gunn served as a faculty member at Parsons School of Design, he was later appointed chair of the department of fashion. He began appearing on “Project Runway” as a mentor during its first season in 2004, and is known for his catchphrase, “make it work.” Gunn’s success with “Project


Runway” led to two spin-off shows, “Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style” on Bravo and “Under the Gunn” on Lifetime. He has also written two books. His first, “A Guide to Quality, Taste, and Style,” was the core of his show on Bravo. His second, “Gunn’s Golden Rules,” was released on Sept. 7 and has already risen to No. 5 on The New York Times bestseller list. Students are excited to listen to Gunn and interested to hear what he has to say. “I’m curious as to what Tim will have to offer students at Drake. I always just thought of him as the “Project Runway” guy and never really as someone who’d have something to offer college students,” said sophomore Amelia Hammond. Some students were surprised to hear the speaker choice. “I was a little surprised when it was first announced that a fashion icon was coming, seeing as the


previous speakers consisted of an astrophysicist and a former president,” said junior Kevin Maisto. “However, I think that Tim Gunn has the right amount of energy and the right perspective for our campus right now, and I’m so looking forward to hearing his message.”

Tim Gunn was recognized by students for his work on Project Runway. “I am so excited for Tim Gunn to come. I love “Project Runway.” I was super impressed that Drake had the connections to bring him here, too,” said first-year Sierra Burgos

TIM GUNN will speak tonight at 7 p.m. Courtesy of Tim Gunn


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Piano concert focuses on human rights James Jolly

Staff Writer

University of Iowa music students performed a paino recital based on a popular Chilean revolutionary song for the first time Saturday. Led by Alan Huckleberry, piano students from Iowa’s school of music took the Sheslow Auditorium stage to play “The People United Will Never Be Defeated.” The performance, hosted by the Drake School of Fine Arts and the Department of Music, started at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 13, as six performers took turns playing the 36-piece, hour and a quarter long composition. Before the recital started, Huckleberry gave a brief preface. “The song is one of the great masterpieces of the 20th century,” Huckleberry said. He talked about the historical origins of the song, and why it was being performed. “Last year, the University of Iowa had a series of arts and human rights projects,” Huckleberry said. “The goal was to combine them both together. This performance is the result of one of those projects.” He went on to explain that the

composer of the piece, an American named Frederic Rzewski, was inspired to write it by a popular Chilean Revolutionary song by the name of “¡El pueblo unido, jamás será vencido!” Rzewski translated the title to English and wrote 36 variations of the song. The original version has its beginnings in the brutal rebellions of Chile. In June of 1973, a Chilean musical group named Quilapayún wrote the song amidst civil unrest and socialist rebellions against the standing government. In September of that year, an American-backed coup overthrew the Chilean government and installed Army Chief Augusto Pinochet to supreme power, much to the displeasure of the Chileans. The song, and what it stood for, soon rose to prominence as a popular song in anti-Pinochet protests. The performance at Drake strove to incorporate the human emotions that went into the making of the composition. During the performance, a slideshow of various civil rights images were on display on a screen behind the piano. There were images of famous civil rights leaders such as Gandhi, Mother Teresa and Nelson

Mandela and numerous uplifting images. But it was not all happy. During more somber parts of the compositions, images of Auschwitz, Tiananmen Square and slavery appeared on screen. Near the end of the performance, Huckleberry once again took the stage to play a medley of all of the previous pieces in rapid succession. All of the images kept pace. Betsy Guthrie, a member of the Drake K-crew, event staff that puts on the shows at Drake, sat in the front row for the entire performance. It may have been a job for her, but that did not stop her from enjoying it. “I liked the variation that was played with images of a plantation. It was jazzy and exciting,” Guthrie said. Sarah Adams, a Drake student who attended the recital, was impressed by the skill of some of the players. “One of the performer’s fingers was just flying across the piano,” Adams said. “I don’t know how long he must have practiced to do that.” The event ended as the six performers took the stage together for the first time and bowed as the crowd gave them a standing ovation.

ALAN HUCKLEBERRY, associate professor at the University of Iowa’s School of Music, led guest recital at Sheslow Auditorium Sept. 13. He was accompanied by six University of Iowa Students.


Apple unveils new products, sets release for this week Alex Payne

Staff Writer

Apple unveiled their newest iPhone models, along with a smart watch, at an event held Sept. 9, in Cupertino, California. The unveiling included the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, both of which are to be released Friday, Sept. 19. The phones are both larger than the current iPhone 5s. This is the first time Apple has released two new sizes of the iPhone at once. Current iPhone 5s models have a four-inch screen. The iPhone 6 will be the thinnest phone to-date, featuring a 4.7-inch screen while the iPhone 6 Plus will have a 5.5inch screen. The iPhone 6 will have 38 percent more viewing area than the iPhone 5s, while the iPhone 6 Plus will feature 88 percent more viewing area than the 5s. Both phones will have retina HD displays to offer higher contrast for deeper blacks and dual-domain pixels for more accurate colors at wider viewing angles, according to Apple. “iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the biggest advancements in iPhone history,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. “The iPhone is the most loved smartphone in the world with the

highest customer satisfaction in the industry, and we are making it much better in every way.”. After the announcement of the new iPhone, Verizon Wireless announced a deal that would make the iPhone 6 free with a new two-year contract. Verizon will allow customers who are eligible for a new contract to trade in their older iPhones and get reimbursed for the value of their old phone. The value of the old phone could make up for the price of the iPhone 6, according to Verizon. Both new iPhones will also boast better battery life than the previous generations. This is what Sophomore Sarah Harman is looking forward to most about the iPhone 6 Plus that she plans on purchasing. Harman has owned both iPhones and androids, but she has decided to stick with Apple’s iPhone franchise because of the ease of use. “Androids annoy the crap out of me,” Harman said. “They always pop up with error messages.” Besides the less frequent error messages, Harman enjoys the ability to connect all of her Apple devices. Harman has a MacBook Air, iPad, iPod and her iPhone, all of which are connected through her Apple account. Connecting Apple devices will


be easier than ever with the new Apple Watch. Apple announced the smart watch that can connect via Bluetooth to your phone. The watch will allow users to answer calls, respond to text messages and see the latest notifications from their iPhone. Users can also allow friends or loved ones, who also have the Apple Watch, know they are thinking of them by sending a

silent, gentle tap they’ll feel on the wrist. “It’s the most personal product we’ve ever made,” Cook said at the unveiling. The watch will be released sometime in early 2015. Prices start at $349. Along with the watch and iPhone, Apple announced a feature that can be used with both products called Apple Pay. Apple users will be able to use

the newest iPhone or watch to make payments, using the credit cards they put on file in their iTunes account. “Only Apple can combine the best hardware, software and services at this unprecedented level and we think customers are going to love it,” Cook said.

IPHONE 6 AND 6 PLUS increase greatly in size compared to past models ILLUSTRATION BY GRETA GILLEN




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News Campus Events

Professor explains research on hereditary disease Adam Rogan

Staff Writer

Joshua Selsby, an assistant professor in the department of animal science at Iowa State, gave a speech last week on Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) at Cline Hall to an audience of professors and students. During the speech, he relayed his findings experiments and studies dealing DMD. DMD is a hereditary disease that prevents muscles from working properly and from repairing themselves.

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The disease is degenerative. Those plagued with it are able to walk as children, but become wheelchair-bound by their teenage years. They have a life expectancy of about 25 years, usually as a result of lung failure. Most researchers in this field are looking for ways to end the disease, but Selsby is looking for ways to make the lives of those living with DMD better right now. Throughout his talk, he emphasized the goal of making the lives of those suffering from DMD “less worse.” He is one of the few with that goal in mind. Selsby and his team received

minimal funding for their research, but are still able to make discoveries that should help advance research and be applied to treatments in the near future. The researchers used mice that had muscular dystrophy as their subjects, injecting them with synthesized viruses designed to strengthen their muscles. The purpose of the virus was to add utrophin to the damaged muscles, which would help replace dystrophin, a natural protein key in muscle strength and durability. People with DMD are lacking in dystrophin, therefore, it is necessary to research ways to

replace it. The researchers injected one of the mouse’s limbs with the utrophin virus. Its opposite limb was left alone, localizing the treatment to see if the treatment had any significant impact. Many months, many mice and many hurdles later their research began to produce results. Their methods did not prove to be a miracle drug, but what they did find was that the limbs injected with utrophin were stronger, more durable and repaired themselves much more effectively than limbs without. The same results occurred

when they applied the treatment to the diaphragm of the mice. In essence, the utrophin works. It isn’t a cure, but it is effective. Selsby is currently looking into trials for human patients, and that may become a reality. “The parents of these boys will try anything,” Shelby said Selsby mentioned that hoping for a cure within 20 years would be overly optimistic, but that is exactly why people like him are looking to put an end to DMD and all other forms of muscular dystrophy.

New take on group exercise introduced to wellness center Sarah Grossman

News Editor

Drake University group exercise is switching things up this year with an addition of the POUND class. Founded by drummers Kirsten Potenza and Cristina Peerenboom, POUND is a mixture of cardio, pilates and isometric poses and movement. Director of wellness Jana Peterson and assistant director Johanna Determann brought the program to Drake after discovering it at a conference last year. “In November, Jana, my colleague, and I went to this

conference in Florida, and these girls were a couple of the presenters,” Determann said. “We just kind of fell in love with it.” All instructors must be POUNDcertified, and to Determann’s knowledge she and Peterson are the only ones certified in Iowa. “It is so fun, it sounds so silly, but it is so fun,” Determann said. We’re the only POUND pros that we know of in Iowa.” POUND is a new and innovative way for students to exercise. It was created to workout in a fun way while still receiving a thorough workout. “It’s just kind of a new twist on some exercises or routines you’ve done in the past, but it’s just

totally refreshing because time goes quickly,” Determann said. “You work up a great sweat. It’s a great workout. It’s just unique. It’s like nothing we’ve ever offered here.” Peterson hopes this new class allows more people to find their niche in the workout world. “It is important for someone to find an activity or exercise class that they enjoy and connect with,” Peterson said. “This will keep you coming back and have activity be part of your lifestyle.” As some students start group exercise for the first time, they are excited to become involved in a new workout trend. “I’ve never really tried before so I’m kind of looking forward

to it,” said Miranda Mouw, firstyear pre-pharmacy student. “This is my first one. All I know is I’m going to sweat a lot, and I’m kind of into that stuff.” The new POUND class is intended to bring a new category of people with different styles. People interested in music and instruments may be drawn towards POUND. “It’s a fitness routine that incorporates lightly weighted drum sticks called “ripsticks,” and you basically work out to about 12 different songs,” Determann said. “It’s a rhythm-based program so you find the rhythm and do squats, lunges, twists and jumps — most moves you do in a regular fitness class except you do it with

drum sticks, and you do it to the beat of the music.” The class meets at 4:45 p.m. Thursdays and 3 p.m. Fridays. The sessions last 45 minutes. It is suggested, although not required, that participants bring their own yoga mats. Overall, these classes are intended to bring creativity to group exercise. “An exercise routine doesn’t limit you to cardio and weight equipments. There are many, many other ways to be active,” Peterson said. “Group exercise is an option that will keep things fresh and exciting.”

POUND CLASS incorporates a mixture of cardio, pilates and isometric poses and movement. Students try this new exercise as Jana Peterson leads the class. SARAH GROSSMAN| NEWS EDITOR

Scotland and the UK


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It would only lose 8% of its population. If Scotland separates, then the UK will be the 29th most densely populated country. Information from World Bank, ONS ILLUSTRATION BY GRETA GILLEN


Scotland to vote on independence Sarah Grossman

If Scotland votes for independence, the UK will lose 32% of its land.

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Tomorrow, Scotland will vote on its independence. Scotland currently has some self-governing powers while under United Kingdom rule — the Parliament of the United Kingdom, located in Westminster, London. Scotland also has six members on the European Parliament. In the Scottish Parliament, the Scottish National Party holds the largest percentage of seats. This party is also in favor of Scottish independence. Professor Derek Wilson provided a commentary last Tuesday and is torn between the two competing cultures. “I’ve always considered myself to be British and Scottish. I didn’t really make the distinction,” Wilson said. “There are so many things that make you feel British and so many things that make you feel Scottish.” Wilson noted that incentives

for independence include a closer government, more wealth and Scotland becoming a nonnuclear state. However, the combined government does bring opportunity. “I think, personally, that there’s never been a better time to be Scottish in the United Kingdom,” Wilson said. “Scottish people, Scottish voices are being heard in public, in the corridors of power.” Wilson believes the vote will be in favor of the U.K. “I think it will be close, and I don’t think it will be decisive enough,” Wilson said. If Scotland votes no, Wilson believes the referendum will come back again and again, calling it a “neverendum.” This power struggle that has continued for hundreds of years, may last beyond this Thursday. For more information, Wilson will provide background and upto-date information tomorrow at 12 p.m. in Cartwright Hall, room 206.



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Opinions Column

Celebrity deaths cause stalemate of emotions

In the last month, we have lost two of the most influential comedians this nation has ever seen: Robin Williams and Joan Rivers. However, I find it incredibly interesting how each of their names has become synonymous with a certain legend or icon status in some circles, when in fact it was those same circles that denounced both Rivers’ and Williams’ work. Before I find the angry villagers at my Goodwin-Kirk doorstep, I want to make one thing perfectly clear: I recognize the impact that both Williams and Rivers have made in the realm of comedy, and I respect it. However, the public has to stop adopting these people into this pseudo-sainthood culture associated with death. Despite the many good things that both Williams and Rivers contributed

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to pop culture, I know many people who disliked them. Hated them, even. In Joan’s case, the comedian had come under fire time and time again for what she called “insult comedy,” making low-brow remarks about celebrities’ weight, facial features and, most famously, fashion choices. Of course she was forgiven because that was just her brand of comedy, she even pokedfun at her own celebrity, mocking her multiple plastic surgeries. Still, it cannot be denied that she often took jokes too far and refused to apologize, even saying that Palestinians “deserve to be dead.” Again, I have no gripe with the recently deceased comedian and television personality. It is the people who pretend they never disliked her in the first place that get to me.

It’s as though our culture has a way of strapping on rose-colored sunglasses whenever a celebrity

Jeff Hershway Columnist passes. We suddenly refuse to acknowledge any sort of negative images of them in order to adopt them in some sort of venerated

hall of fame or sainthood. Take, for another example, Michael Jackson. The King of Pop was accused multiple times of child molestation and became the butt of many jokes from the trial all the way up to his death. All of a sudden, the same people who told Michael Jackson jokes were now claiming that they had been fans of his ever since they heard his magnus opus, “Thriller.” I understand respecting the dead’s memory, but the dishonesty that comes with it gets under my skin. Just because a celebrity passes away doesn’t mean you have to bow down at their memorial and claim to have always liked them. You don’t have to feel bad for not liking people after they pass away. You’re not going to hell for not feeling anything when the press announced Rivers’ or Williams’

death. Death is sad regardless of who passed, and we should treat the dead with respect. But that doesn’t mean you should act as though they were the best thing you had going for your life. Do not lie to people for the sake of contributing to the conversation. Death is not a trending topic, and we shouldn’t feel the need to defend famous people we knew absolutely nothing about in our regular lives. If you don’t like somebody, don’t pretend to be a fan. You can respect the dead, but please, I beg of you, do not lie about them.

Hersheway is a sophomore writing and creative advertising double major. He can be reached at jeffrey.

Old T-shirts provide good use for crafty, homemade pillow This week’s project is a great gift, dorm décor or even an airplane pillow. We all have a ton of T-shirts, and some of them we just don’t use so why not repurpose them into a pillow? The greatest part about this project is that it requires no sewing. So grab a few of your friends, a couple old T-shirts and get crafty. What you need: You can go out and buy a specific T-shirt for this project, but otherwise just use one from your own collection. The stuffing for inside the pillow can be bought at a craft store like Michael’s or even WalMart. T-shirt: The size doesn’t matter too much, but I found it easiest to use an extra large T-shirt, so that you have more material to work with. Stuffing: I used polyester quilting batting. You can use any type of stuffing or batting, as long as it’s


soft. Other Materials Scissors A 12-inch ruler A black Sharpie

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Zavell is a first-year magazines major and can be reached at

STEP 2 Cutting

First, lay the T-shirt on a flat surface and make sure all the ends are lined up. Next, use the ruler to draw straight, dotted lines for where you will be cutting. At the top of the T-shirt, you should be cutting a straight line across right under the collar. Next, try and cut vertically about a ruler’s length in, removing the sleeves on each side. Then, measure the bottom, and cut accordingly so it matches the top width. Once you have all your lines mapped out, cut along them so that you are left with a square, and make sure you keep both the front and back of the shirt together and lined up when cutting. PRO TIP: make sure you save the left over scraps (those that are larger) for next week’s project.


Before you can start fringing, cut 2-and-a-half by 2-and-ahalf inch squares in each corner. These will be your guidelines for how long the fringes are. You can make them larger or smaller, it just depends on how much material you have and what you prefer. Cut each fringe a little smaller than an inch wide.



Once you finish cutting your fringe pieces, make sure that the front and back of the shirt is still lined up. Take the fringe from the front and knot it once with the back fringe. Continue this all the way around the pillow until you have a 3-inch opening of non-knotted fringe.

STEP 4 Stuffing & Closing With stuffing, I found it easiest to roll it up and place it in the pillow so that you can layer it. Make sure you do this for the body of the pillow and the sides, trying to overlap the stuffing so it mimics one large piece. You can as much or as little stuffing as you want. I just used enough so that the pillow had a shape. Once you are satisfied with the amount of stuffing, knot the leftover fringes and then you’re done. All that’s left to do is go around the pillow and re-tie fringes where there are large openings that show the stuffing inside. Also, don’t forget to plump it, and make sure it’s the shape you want.





FIRST-YEAR ANNA ZAVELL shows students how to make a comfortable pillow for your bed using a T-shirt and stuffing. This project is simple, inexpensive and requires no sewing. Be sure to tune in next week to find out what the new crafty bulldog project is. ANNA ZAVELL | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

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University could use changes Apple tries its very best

We may go to a private university, but we can all admit Drake isn’t perfect. Even in my three weeks of being on campus, I can see that. The problems I’ve seen have been few, but I’m going to explain how I would fix them if I were in charge. The biggest problem I see, and in reality this isn’t even a big problem, is the toilet paper. My high school supplied better quality, honestly. What Drake gives us is a single-plied sheet of nothingness. A person can literally see through it. How can something like that provide the service it’s supposed to? That’s all I’m going to say on that subject, in order to sway peoples’ minds from a disturbing image. The second problem I’ve experienced personally, and have heard people complain about anonymously on the app Yik-Yak, is the quality of the food. The food service employees are great. They always have a big smile and I feel like they honestly care about the students. They always ask about how your day is going and really listen when you tell them. This is not an attack on them in any way. The food, while it may satisfy our taste buds, does not really meet our nutritious needs. Shouldn’t they want to help us in our battle against the freshman (or any year) 15? Those chicken strips in Quad Creek Cafe´ may make my mouth water just thinking about them, but they are certainly not healthy. Eating them daily could really cause some damage to the body. They do offer fruit, but, let’s be honest, that fruit is not the ideal of what we should be putting into our bodies. Who knows how old

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they really are? In Hubbell, the situation isn’t much better. Sure, you can build your own salad, but then you look at that delicious pizza that sits in plain eyesight. Even if weight loss isn’t your main goal, there’s another problem students face. The food digests in your stomach. Soon after the food has entered their mouths, many

Molly Adamson Columnist students find themselves in the bathroom in a matter of seconds. Yik Yak participants once again testified to this statement. Many post about their tragedies after a delicious meal in either Quad or Hubbell. Now that’s enough on that subject. Sorry to those of you with weaker stomachs. Now, let’s say a student needs medical attention. Whether it is because of food poisoning or not, we’ll leave that point alone. It could just as easily be a twisted ankle from missing that single black step outside of Meredith. Whatever it is, it is something so terrible the student physically cannot make the trek to the health center.

Obviously if it was something serious like a broken bone, the student would need to go to the hospital. When it’s something minor though, and the student cannot or does not want to walk the long distance, a service where someone could drive a student to the health center would be something that we would all appreciate. The students could just simply call a phone number, and the service would be there in minutes. One last thing that irks me is somewhat more personal. I have Cerebral Palsy, a physical disability, which means I use the Disability Services. Michelle Laughlin is a wonderful woman. She’s helped me a lot in my transition from high school to college. The only problem is that her office is all the way next to Old Main, which is inconvenient to me, as I live in Herriott. My appointment was on one of the hottest days ever (incredible as that sounds, given our current weather situation). I think it would make more sense if it were more in the middle of campus. A person with a disability should not have to walk as far. So there are my complaints. They are few, but they matter to me. Some people may agree with me, some may not. Overall, though, Drake University is a great place to be and I feel both lucky and blessed to be a Bulldog.

Adamson is a first-year writing major and can be reached at molly.

Earlier this week, Apple announced all of the features of their new products and the world was left wanting. The iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the Apple Watch are remnants of Apple’s earlier, more practical innovations. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are painfully average pieces of technology with a few major additions. Apple is covering its bases, for the most part. The phones’ larger screens call for a great deal of power to fully light it, and Apple has appropriately built in a larger battery that will be able to last for up to 10 hours. Along with the 4.7-5.5 inch screen, depending on the model, there is little possibility for users to text or surf with one hand. Apple combats this issue with a dualscreen option. By tapping lightly on the iPhone twice, whatever app is open will take up half of the screen, allowing thumbs to reach across the display. Beside these arbitrary changes in the phone’s structure, one major addition to the iPhone is the Apple Pay feature. Apple Pay allows the users to carry all of their debit and credit cards virtually within the phone. When a transaction is being processed, the iPhone will reach down from the iCloud and send the user’s payment information straight to the register. I do not see this being a popular choice of payment. With the recent scandal of Jennifer Lawrence’s nude photos being hacked and stolen from the Cloud, credit card information could soon follow. It will take time for the consumer to trust this form of payment. Also released with the new phones was the first ever Apple smartwatch. It is the first ever Apple watch that can do all of the same things the iPhone can do,

plus some other things that no one would pay $350 for. It is true. The Apple Watch can manage a calendar, check the weather, leave voice memos, take pictures, play music and set a timer. Alongside these completely standard features, the Apple Watch also has a pedometer, a heart rate monitor a GPS, Apple Pay and the ability to open hotel room doors. Admittedly, the heart rate monitor could be useful when working out. The monitor also alerts the user when they have been sitting for too long, which would be great during long periods of studying. As a whole, however, the list of new features is unimpressive. To top it off, the Apple Watch only works in conjunction with the new iPhone. None of the new Apple Watch features are at the top of the consumer’s “most wanted” list, so buying both would be meaningless. Apple’s only hope is that America’s obsession with having the next new thing is greater than its need for practicality.

Rachel Dupree Columnist Dupree is a junior international relations and public relations double major and can be reached at rachel.


Stay driven when starting new job U2 booms with new album Dear Lucy,

I recently started a new job, and I’m really excited because it applies toward my course of study, but my boss and I aren’t seeing eye-to-eye. I have a lot of great ideas, but he just shrugs them off and I feel like I’m not listened to. Any advice on how to handle this without stepping on toes?

—Thanks, Bright Ideas Congratulations on your new job. It is always so exciting to see Drake University students taking what they learn in class and getting to implement it in the real world. One of the issues that students see is that showing up with grand plans and determination can sometimes lead to conflict. Whether it stems from overstepping the boundaries of your job or trying assist someone else, it can get awkward. Here is a three-step plan on how to avoid “stepping on toes.”


Determination and Quality Obviously you love what you’re doing. You wouldn’t be there if you didn’t. Bringing that passion to what you do, and getting it done in a timely fashion makes a great impression. Don’t be afraid to ask for people to reflect on your work. “Did I format this correctly?” “What is another solution for this?” “What do you think?” Your determination to constantly improve and learn from other workers will impress those around you. Plus, you improve far faster than you would if you didn’t ask.


Involvement and Networking Sure, talking to your boss

and coworkers can be a bit intimidating, but branch out and connect with them. Talk about this weekend’s football game or discuss the past New York Fashion Week. Connecting with people beyond the business world is an important thing to do, and if they get to know you as a person more, they will be more willing to listen to what you have to say. Helping others in the office and finishing your work in a timely fashion is another great way to do this. You can ask about what brought them to work there, their education and what they love.

implemented, keep that drive and desire to do your best. Sometimes all you need is to give it time before you can change something. President Calvin Coolidge put it best, “Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.”


State your concerns to the boss Do it in person, and don’t just discuss what’s wrong, be constructive. “I really love working with you guys, and I’ve enjoyed getting to know the ins and outs of this project. You mentioned a desire to streamline the process involved earlier. I have been thinking about that and think that...” Follow this with some information backing up your idea. Ask for comments, question and concerns (CQCs as I call them), and really listen to what they say. No matter what, even if you feel your ideas still aren’t being

Dear Lucy Columnist

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Some of the biggest news this week included all of the Apple, Inc. updates about smart watches and giant phones that can also be credit cards. As a journalist and a techinterested person, this news was important to know. But as a fouryear BlackBerry user (the darn thing will never break), iPhones are still out of reach, leaving me out of touch. What made this news interesting for me was the free distribution (whether you wanted it or not) of U2’s newest album to every iTunes user’s library. It’s no secret that U2 has been best buddies with Apple for a long time. According to the tech mogul’s website, they have “partnered on TV commercials, the first special edition iPod, and (PRODUCT)RED” over the last decade, and the two have been a great pairing even now. Bono has long been known both for being the frontman of U2, and for making strides as a celebrity activist, always breaking the mold. Although now it’s an expectation that another U2 album will come out every three years or so, as they have followed this pattern since their first drop 34 years and 12 albums ago. Apple used to be the crazy radical tech company that can now expect most people to get rid of their perfectly fine iPhones for the newest model each year, as they have since the first phone six years and eight models ago. What’s most interesting about this release, though, is that it claims to be the most personal U2 album. And it was delivered as so: As if it already belonged in everyone’s music collections. This release method, for me, is too personal. With a music library that’s more polished than a new pair of shoes, I don’t like the idea that this company believes that it can add these tracks to the equation, no matter who the band may be. “Songs of Innocence” is an obvious allusion to William Blake (1700s poet) and his book of poems of the same name.

In these poems, Blake navigates the intersections of the human soul—most notably through the duality of “The Tyger” and “The Lamb” that resides in every man. U2 takes a look inward into the band’s history. Beginning with a Ramones reference, followed by a track about Bono losing his mother, a track about the love of his life, and just a general, overwhelming sense of strife amongst every track, the album is intended to work in the same way Blake’s poems were. Most important to fans is that the album remains in the same vein as previous releases, but I’m curious to know: What did you think? Was the release just too creepy? Was it an innovative and impactful way to distribute music? Was it reminding people that buying a full album, the way it was intended to be heard is important? Shoot me an email, and let me know. Also this week: more classic rock releases. Robert Plant, frontman for Led Zeppelin, released his new album, “Lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar.” Grateful Dead released a record of a 1990 live show in New York. Queen’s first-ever live album was released after a 40-year wait. The Beatles franchise released yet another version of beloved Beatles songs, but in mono.

Annelise Tarnowski Columnist

Tarnowski is a senior radio/TV production major and can be reached at


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Australia experiences memorable, fun

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Yes, I have to go to class. Yes, I do actually have to do my homework. And yes, sometimes my roommates and I sit in our pajamas all day and watch odd Australian talk shows. But I’m not trying to down play studying abroad. I go to the beach every weekend. I see wild wallabies on my class field trips to wineries. And sometimes I go to amusement parks instead of class. An essential part of being aboard is balancing the “normal” days with the spontaneous trips. I was discussing with a friend about how we both hadn’t been to the Great Barrier Reef yet. It’s not really something I’d thought about doing since I had been in Australia. I was too busy taking in my new home city of Gold Coast and trying to adjust to university. But the more we talked about it ,the more we wanted to go. So after talking to a travel agency located on our campus the next day, we were getting on a plane less than two weeks later. We flew an hour and a half to Airlie Beach, Queensland, with two of our other friends. Traveling in a foreign country is fun, scary and nerve racking all at once. You learn to adjust


quickly and take advantage of every deal. You stay in cheap hostels and sometimes have to share a dirty, dormitory-style room with strangers (thankfully we had enough of us to fill our own room this time.) You scout out the best dinner deals, hoping to find that one pub with the $10 burger, chips (fries) and beer deal. You sleep in permanently sandy beds and always have salt water dried in your hair. But so far, the trips have always been worth the cheap meals and constant feeling of being unclean. We went to Reefworld, a pontoon that sits atop Hardy Reef, part of the Great Barrier Reef. Taking in the whales and dolphins on the three hour cruise to the reef was almost worth the trip by itself. Once we got to Reefworld, we spent our day snorkeling, taking semi-submarine tours and eating free prawns the size of my hand. Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef is one of those things that pictures just can’t capture, although we definitely tried to with a cheap, disposable underwater camera. I saw starfish, jellies, parrotfish, the occasional clam the size of my head and so

much more. I snorkeled around in circles for three hours and never saw the same thing twice. I am not a spontaneous person. Getting on a plane in a foreign country less than two weeks after planning a trip freaked me out. But it also has been one of the best things I’ve done since I came to Australia. Studying abroad is about balance. Making sure you still do your schoolwork but being open to spur of the moment trips.

Mackenzie Allison Columnist

Allison is a sophomore newsinternet major and can be reached at

Hello Drake. My name is Adam Graves, and I am serving as the Student Activities Board President this year. I just wanted to inform you all on what we are implementing this year and what our goals are for the year. We want to plan meaningful, entertaining and educational events for you. To live up to this goal, we really want your opinion as what we should bring to campus. Last year, we implemented a few surveys to help us out, but we also will be handing out surveys at multiple events this year to help us brainstorm for the 2015 Spring and Fall semesters. If you have any ideas, please email us at Another thing we want to do is collaborate with organizations on campus. We believe this brings new ideas and events to campus. If your organization wants to collaborate, please email me at Get excited, Bulldogs, because Homecoming is right around the corner. There will be an informational

meeting Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. in Sussman Theater to go over events and to reveal this year’s theme. Be sure to save the date for all of the following fun events planned for Oct. 19-25. Email your questions to alicia.anderson@ or jared.freemon@ Please let me know if you have any questions.

Adam Graves Columnist

Graves is a junior public relations major and can be reached at adam.


TV season causes suspense Fashion Week leaves impact

The upcoming television season is certainly going to be exciting for a comic book geek like myself. Everybody seems to want to be a part of the current super hero craze and I can’t blame them. Not much excites me anymore, whether it’s Christmas, The Super bowl or my birthday, but anything with a guy in spandex certainly gets me going. I probably shouldn’t have phrased it that way. Regardless, there’s plenty to be excited about on the small screen in just a few short weeks. There’s a lot of new stuff on almost every channel on basic television. What I’m looking forward to the most is Fox’s “Gotham,” which acts as both an origin story for Batman and his eventual semi-partner, fighter of crime, Commissioner Gordon. The casting looks solid, with Ben McKenzie, who people may know from The O.C. or Southland, playing the aforementioned Gordon. Each preview I’ve seen of the show looks more exciting than the last and I’m jazzed to see a new show I can get hooked on. Another exciting prospect is “The Flash,” making its way to the CW. If this was coming out a few years a go, I may be skeptical. But its producers are a group of people I can trust, having created the show “Arrow.” The tone looks fun and the pallet looks colorful. Early buzz is also positive, so make sure to put this one on your list when it premiers in October. NBC’s “Constantine” doesn’t have me as jazzed. The trailer looks spooky and consistent with the DC comics character. However,

the effects look dull, and the story seems flat. Still as a glass half full kind of fella, I’ll keep my eyes out. So should you. Returning are “Arrow” and “Agents of Shield.” These kept me on my toes last year and I’m hoping they can keep up their momentum. There are new additions to the cast, Including Kyle “Twin Peaks” MacLauchlan in “Shield” and unknown Matt Nable playing Liam Neeson’s old, iconic villan Ra’s al Ghul in “Arrow.” These two shows left on some heavy cliffhangers, so I’ll be back watching as soon as I possibly can. Those are all the comic-book shows premiering in 2014, but there are a slew more coming in 2015. You can bet your bottom dollar that I’ll talk about them when that time arrives. ‘Till then, stay strong readers. See you next week.

Best and worst looks of NYFW reviewed

New York Fashion Week (NYFW) has held a special place in my heart ever since I was 10 years old and saw my first episode of Lifetime’s (formerly Bravo’s) hit series, “Project Runway.” If you’ve been keeping up with Heidi and the gang for as long as I have — or at least a season or two – you probably have an affinity for the runway and look forward to NYFW as much as I do. The week (Sept. 4–11) has come and gone, and I’ve been doing my best to keep up with the 270 plus designers who showcased. Some designers totally owned the runway, while others fell a bit ... short. Don’t get me wrong — NYFW only shows the best of the best. Labels we know and love as well as up-and-coming designers. No one can cover every element of NYFW in a single opinion piece, so I’ll hit on those designers who left a huge impact.

From pristine plaids to intricate cutouts and everything in between, Oscar de la Renta thought of it all when it came to his newest collection. The intense femininity radiated from the runway, piece after piece. Many of his designs were ready-to-wear, which is definitely appealing to the everyday woman drooling over NYFW from behind her computer screen (AKA, me).

Ralph Lauren impressed once again with his concise color scheme and sleek silhouettes. Olive green, black and camel were peppered with pops of fuschia, yellow, and scarlet. Statement jewelry tied the line together, adding a glamorous sophistication to the boho-amazon look.



Ned Leebrick-Stryker Columnist Leebrick-Stryker is a sophomore broadcast news major and can be reached at ned.leebrick-stryker@



Personally, I’ve never been a huge fan of neon. I didn’t think it had a place in either the professional, casual or party environment — until now. J. Mendel really knows how to put on a show. Never in a million years did I think that aqua blue, lime green, shocker pink and bright red would be cohesive. J. Mendel tied the colors together with highlights of black and white, and I’d be honored to be seen anywhere in any of these pieces. Betsey Johnson is known for her candy colors and rebellious16-year-old vibe, so the best thing I can say about her collection is that it didn’t necessarily surprise me. Her line was full of lingerie, plastic, feathers, stripper heels and wedding dresses, and each model sported a sizeable “PRENUP” necklace.

And what was up with the piece with the bunny tail between the legs? Johnson’s message was a “Love Letter to Marriage Equality,” which she further incorporated by showcasing transgendered models — including Isis, America’s Next Top Model sensation. Her intentions were in the right place, but the fashion was not. Her tacky styling didn’t compliment any of the garments, and the line lacked overall cohesiveness. Her pink floor-length dropwaist gown was the only piece that (personally) I’d even consider wearing. Sorry Betsey, it was just … weird.

Molly Lamoureux Columnist

Lamoureux is a sophomore magazines and graphic design double major and can be reached at molly.


Students struggle with new security system on campus New key card system causes inconvenience, frustration

There are 15 doors around Olmsted. I counted. Of these 15 doors, two open from the outside. I’m no math whiz, so thank goodness for calculators. And so, after very precisely typing these numbers into my phone, I discovered that only 13 percent of doors will open on a first try. This number, being highly unlucky, is even unluckier if you’re in a hurry running through Olmsted. You might have to try 13 doors

before you find one that will open for you. Okay, maybe you can walk those extra 20 feet around the building. Good for you. I don’t particularly enjoy it. This issue, which extends past Olmsted to all the buildings, is because of the new card swipes. I have yet to use the card swipes. Maybe they’re helpful, I wouldn’t know. I’m used to the old system. I was happy with it. All I know now is nothings changed, except that I can’t use 87 percent of the Olmsted doors.


Sarah Grossman News Editor

And yes, I used my calculator for that one too. The card swipes, implemented for increased security, are still being worked on. One flaw is the locking and unlocking of the building. They’re working through it to my knowledge, and they will be unlocking more doors. But, my serious question is: How long does it take to unlock doors? The average struggler can find a way (in the dark, might I add) in about two minutes, maximum. If he or she doesn’t have a

key, it can take a few hours for a locksmith to appear. Apparently, this unlocking will take a few weeks. So, maybe, Drake is attempting to encourage additional walking in its cutesy way, or maybe Drake is just truly above average, especially when it comes to struggling.

Grossman is a junior publc relations major and can be reached at




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There’s twice the trouble in double majoring Students discover plethora of pros, cons to multiple majors Jessica Lynk

Staff Writer

The common question “what is your major?” can make most students cringe. From the million times it is asked during welcome weekend to the new introductions that occur throughout college, the responses can make others feel inferior. Hearing the words double major can place pressure on any ambitious student. Double majors at Drake are common considering 505 double degrees and 534 double majors were declared just last year, according to Drake University’s institutional research department. With almost a fifth of the school double majoring or degreeing, the popularity to do so is noticeable. With this popularity, comes

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pressure. “There are some pressures. There are a lot of students here that are double majors, part of that influenced me to double major,” said senior finance and economics double major Muhamad Iqbal Mohd Rafi. Associate Dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication David Wright acknowledges the pressure students feel. “I guess the pressure comes from us trying to get students to make the most of their time here at Drake,” Wright said. Although students feel pressure, students and staff see benefits from double majoring. Some students decided to double major just out of interest. “At first, I just wanted to do economics. Then I took Finance 101 and I found that interesting compared to economics, so that is

how I became a double major. Just out of interest,” Rafi said. Others see it as a career advantage. “One of the advantages of

“I guess the pressure comes from us trying to get students to make the most of their time here at Drake.” — David Wright, Drake professor having a double major or a double degree between two different areas is that it shows employers that you have broader skills across a couple different areas,” Wright said. Mary Beth Holtey, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences, also

agreed. “It makes you a better hire and shows diversity of thought. There is no reason not to,” Holtey said. On the other hand, some students see challenges in double majoring. For example, Rafi took summer classes in order to complete his course. Another argument against a double major is that it can be a lot of work. First-year actuarial science major Emily Furlow didn’t want to jump in with a double major. “Actuary science is pretty difficult. The major and the coursework is pretty hard, so I didn’t want to jump in with a double major without knowing what the workload was in the first place,” Furlow said. Although it can be tough, some students find double majoring to be the obvious choice.

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Rafi felt that double majoring depends on what you are studying. “It depends on what major you are in. If you are an actuarial science major, that is really hard, because you have professional exams. But if your major doesn’t require professional exams, why not?” Rafi said. Some others find Drake’s curriculum to make it easy. “Tons of people double major because it is not that difficult. Because it is not that difficult, I think a lot of people just take the opportunity,” Furlow said. The decision to double major can put others ahead later, but doesn’t hinder other students now. “Is it required? No. Can it be advantageous in a job search? Absolutely,” Wright said. “In a competitive world, I think having a good liberal arts education with a couple of areas of expertise makes you more employable.”

Yik Yak popular among students Out-of-state students find home at Drake

Mitchell Feltz

Staff Writer

Anonymous social media applications have escalated to daring heights recently on college campuses with the likes of Whisper, Secret and Yik Yak. These apps are based on geographical location and specific colleges, allowing users to communicate anonymously with people in their general area. The idea of being able to not only hide behind a screen, but to do so without any trace appeals to a wide audience. “It’s very different. It’s basically your daily confessions from mainly Drake students,” said first-year business major Zach Heller. “You can post stuff on there and no one will know who it is. People like that because you can screw around.” Whether it’s talking about the food at Hubbell Dining Hall or this hot guy I saw at Quad Creek Cafe´, students share their personal encounters at will because they can without any social repercussions from

what their friends or family might think. Complaining about a roommate, bragging about a heavy night of drinking or just posting obscenities become effortless. “I like it because I can see what’s going on around the campus and it’s not too much information like Twitter, but it’s usually just funny stuff or information that you might want about going out,” said first-year environmental science major Jennifer Vickers. There’s plenty to learn about Drake students from Yik Yak in terms of their nightlife or oncampus struggles such as cheap toilet paper. The app, however, keeps users informed on everything, whether they want to know it or not. Some students may find these posts as offensive. “One problem with the app is people often assume a Yik Yak is about them and they don’t really know what they’re talking about, so it can be misleading on occasion,” Vickers said. Although all users remain anonymous, when a Yak becomes one-upped or liked, a user may feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment for something they won’t get credit for. “It feels like, wow I’m really

important and everybody totally agrees with what I just said,” Heller said. Will apps like Yik Yak become obsolete and die down as a forgotten trend? Chris Snider, assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication addresses this question. “It seems like everything these days sort of dies out. I think there are some of them that are going to stick around. I think college campuses being able to have an app like Yik Yak would be a good way for first-year students to get to know people who you know you have a shared interest in, which is we all go to Drake University but you don’t have time to go meet everyone,” Snider said. “I think there are definitely some benefits for these apps, and we’ll see them continue, but will any of them rise to the level of Twitter or Facebook? I would say probably not.”


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the biggest draws for out of state students, besides the academics. Staff Writer “It’s easy to feel accepted and to feel like you have a whole new family,” said first-year Margot Being a first year in college Stevens. “Drake is really awesome. can be hard enough when you’re I like everything, including the familiar with the area, but classes.” when you’re a few states away The vigor and upbeat nature of from home it can be even more the campus helps a lot of students challenging. When you don’t cope and feel less homesick. exactly have the comforts of Keeping students on their toes is home or the sense of security a good way to occupy them and that comes from being familiar distract them from missing their with an area, it’s easy to become old routines. lost and overwhelmed. However, “Students kind of find out how the distance great Drake is. does not They can find daunt many a school that “Students kind of find out students who has all of the come to Drake how great Drake is. They advantages from out of can find a school that has that we state. all of the advantages that know Drake “ W i t h has,” said t e c h n o l o g y we know Drake has.” admissions nowadays, counselor — Aaron Cloud, Admission counselor and Skype and Aaron Cloud. texting, it’s “I’ve been basically like doing a lot I’m right next door,” of introducing students to what said first-year from Colorado, Drake is.” Anna Austen. “Being so far away, To new students coming in, you can really explore who you Drake is an infinite opportunity to want to be as a person without the become who they want to be and influence of your parents.” to do what they want to do. It’s a That certainly is a draw for new home to grow and change in. many of the students here at “It’s good to have new Drake who feel like they need a bit experiences and live somewhere of freedom to explore themselves else,” said Katherine Oberman and a new environment. from St. Cloud, Minnesota. “I’m “(I’m) far enough away that I settled in. My favorite part is Paul don’t feel cooped up in a city that Revere’s. Love those breadsticks.” I’ve been in for 18 years” Michael Crisp, from Kansas City said. “I just kind of fell in love with the campus and the people.” The campus is, of course, one of Anne Matte

Time plays role in RA application decision Current resident assistants share their perspective on job

Katie Ericson

Staff Writer

Drake life is pretty busy, but our resident assistants really have to juggle. We might not know them well, but their common theme is, “I have so much to do.” So what does it take to be an RA? There are three parts: an application, a large group interview and an individual interview. If students pass all three, they can become an RA. RA applicants must then complete a class — RA 101. “That’s a lot of fun,” said senior Madison Dockter, a Stalnaker resident assistant. “You get to do

unique projects while getting to know the people you may be on staff with in the future.” Training doesn’t stop there. RAs come to Drake 10 days before the semester starts for development. Each group gets drilled on scenarios, policies and techniques they’ll encounter during the semester. “Training was very helpful,” said junior Xavier Quinn, another Stalnaker resident assistant. “It allows you not only to get to know the policies and resources available within residence life better, but also gives you time to get to know your staff, know what kind of programs you can and want to plan, and to get ready for the school year to start.”


After that, it’s up to the RAs. They memorize names, set up activities, and work the desk on top of academic and extracurricular activities. Some think the combination is impossible, but Drake RAs enjoy it. “If anything, I’ve added more things to my schedule since becoming an RA,” Dockter said. Quinn didn’t sacrifice either. “But I have had to learn to manage and balance them all more effectively because I, like many other RAs, am quite involved on campus and still have to put school as a priority,” Quinn said. So is it worth it? Senior Hannah Powers admitted she didn’t think so. “I mean, the free room and

board is really nice and all, but I’ve got enough going on already. I really don’t think dealing with a ton of other people’s problems would be that worth it,” Powers said. Drake RAs respectfully disagree. “I saw being an RA as an opportunity to create positive experiences with residence life for first-years and sophomores, and, essentially, give back to the campus,” Dockter said. Her favorite part is working with students and Quinn agrees. “Getting to know residents, seeing all of the things they do and achieve and putting on and attending creative programs is great,” Quinn said. RA interviews don’t start up for

a while, but Dockter recommends giving it serious thought. “Go for it. The experience is so rewarding, and I honestly can’t imagine myself doing anything better during my last year here at Drake. Make sure you have the time and energy commitment for it, though, because it’s a trip,” Dockter said. Quinn recommended talking to RAs if, like Powers, you have doubts. “That’s what your current RAs are there for, and that’s what will give you better insight into what the role entails,” Quinn said. “Also, every RA may have different perspectives on the position too, so talk to them.”



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Students discover passions

Rachel Dupree

Staff Writer

For some college students, choosing and keeping a major can be stressful. “If you don’t have at least one crisis about your major, you’re probably doing it wrong,” said Junior Hanna Howard, a history and rhetoric double major. She is not entirely wrong, either. According to a recent study conducted by Purdue University, about 80 percent of students entering college are uncertain about what their major should be, and more than 50 percent of students change their major at some point in their college career. According to Drake University’s institutional research records, in the Fall of 2013, Drake had 113 degree-seeking students who were an undeclared or open major. Katie Ortman, a senior

chemistry major, had an open major for the first two years of college before declaring chemistry. However, Drake has a policy that each student must declare a major between their fourth and fifth semester, and Ortman chose chemistry based solely on the fact that she had the most credits for that path. “The only jobs for chemistry majors are research or lab work, so my plan right now is to get experience with internships doing things I like,” Ortman said. She also considered creating her own major as she headed into her senior year, but decided against it due to time constraints. It is difficult to track how many students change their major in their time at Drake. For Howard, the change depended on the kind of job she wanted. She switched from Study of culture and society to a double major in history and rhetoric because she realized she wanted

CHRYSTAL STANLEY works in the Professional and Career Development Services Office. The office can help with resume writing, interviewing techniques and much more. JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR

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to be a museum curator. Elizabeth Johnson, a junior business management major, changed her major a few times to end up where she is now. Starting out as a biochemistry, cell and molecular biology major, she discovered her hatred of chemistry quickly. In her sophomore year, she switched to a psychology major, but though she loved it, most psychology jobs require at least a master’s degree. “My parents were really pushing me to go into business, so we just kind of discussed what I could do in the business world that would be similar to that aspect of psychology, which is HR and management,” Johnson said. In this case, parents were the driving force of change, and Johnson now has a concentration in human resources and a minor in psychology. Johnson also added that a lot of research was done on her own, but she “never ever talked to (her) advisers in the arts and sciences, it was mostly Chrystal.” Johnson is referring to Chrystal Stanley in the Professional and Career Development Services Office. Career Services offers help with resume writing, interview skills, finding internships and jobs, pursuing graduate or professional schools and helping students explore a major. Students decide on majors for a variety of reasons, whether it’s a time constraint, figuring out the type of career they want or just realizing that they hate their current major. Drake students are no different from other college-aged students when it comes to discovering their passions.

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SJMC ponders renovations Cole Norum

Staff Writer

Meredith Hall has been a prominent building on campus for nearly 50 years, housing the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Newly appointed Dean of the SJMC Kathleen Richardson has expressed interest in continuing the school’s efforts to renovate the building’s technological infrastructure, an extension of previous years’ efforts to bring Meredith Hall to the forefront of journalism’s digital evolution. “We have been talking for years about doing a remodeling project to update the electronic media facilities here,” Richardson said. Announced by the university in 1959 as part of a general expansion project, Meredith Hall’s design was conceived by renowned modern architect Mies van der Rohe. According to editions of The Times-Delphic published around the time of its opening, Meredith Hall was hailed as a classic representation of the ‘60s movement toward modern architecture. Now, the building is a fixture both on campus and within the architectural community. “We frequently will have architectural historians who will give tours of the building,” Richardson said. But while its architecture may be celebrated, some may be wary of Meredith’s inability to accurately reflect journalism’s media convergence. Over the past decade, the school has overhauled small classrooms on the main floor, making way for what Richardson deemed

“collaboration spaces.” These rooms, such as 124B, are furnished with digital amenities geared at fostering different forms of media production. But left neglected amidst the renovation is Meredith Hall’s lower level, home to the television production suites that have contributed significantly to the SJMC’s national relevance. Among Richardson’s first actions as dean is hiring an architect to meet and collaborate with faculty and administration to determine the best approach to remodeling the basement. “It’s our next big project,” Richardson said. One of the most vocal proponents of the renovation is Todd Evans, who has worked in Meredith’s basement production studios for 30 years. “This is one of the most under utilized spaces on Drake’s campus,” Evans said of the basement. “I think it makes very valuable for development.” Since he became a faculty member in 1984, Evans has perceived the shift in journalism towards the demand of a multifaceted media production. “It seems kind of a shame that we have so much space that’s really only being used maybe ten hours a week,” Evans said. “Collaboration and convergence in media makes so much more sense.” The goal is to establish an area that will serve as a confluence of media’s converging aspects. “Our vision is really a digital media production facility,” Richardson said. “A professional multimedia production facility that all of the majors can use.”


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Artists display their work in the Simpson Barn.

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Saturday Des Moines Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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Sunday East Village Sunday Bazaar

A market of funky finds and tasty treats.

WHERE: East 5th St. between Grand & Locust Avenues. WHEN: Sept. 21 Noon - 4 p.m. PRICE: Free admission

Henry Gregor Annual Car Show

The Henry Gregor Felsen Annual Car Show.

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Features Students Speak

If you could pick a speaker for the Bucksbaum Lecture, who would it be and why? Abbey Barrow

Senior | Magazines and English “I would pick Mindy Kaling because she’s a Dartmouth-educated, Hollywood superstar, and she’s a figure for female empowerment, and I feel that a female presence is missing from the Bucksbaum Lecture.”

Daniel Hammer

Sophomore | Business Management International Relations and International Business “Hilary Clinton because I have not heard her speak and I’m not a fan, so it’d be nice to get a different perspective.”

Connor Finholt

Sophomore | Information Systems and Computer Science “Bill Nye the Science Guy because I think even though people know him, he’s still a prominent celebrity and activist for science education.”

Mary Kelly

Senior | Public Relations “A politician. It would be interesting for students who are really interested in politics, and it may even get some to vote.”

Loren Rosenburg

First-Year | Secondary Education “Will Smith because he is my favorite actor and some of his roles have influenced me, and I feel that he could talk greatly on adversity.”

Keith Guenet

Junior | Actuarial Science and Finance “Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. I feel with everything that’s going on with ISIS, she would have some great input and leave an impact on students.”

Have any ideas for Students Speak? Please send them to Features Editor Tom Scearce at thomas.scearce@

College Rankings

Drake takes three rankings in latest report Class size, individual attention stand out to students in rankings Alex Payne

Staff Writer

U.S. News and World Report named Drake University the third best university in the Midwest, in their latest rankings, released on Sept. 9. Drake ranked just behind Creighton and Butler for the best university in the Midwest. It is the fifth consecutive year that Drake has maintained its overall thirdplace ranking. The 2015 rankings are the 30th edition of the U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges ranking, which includes data on nearly 1,800 schools nationwide. U.S. News gathers information to help parents and students evaluate different schools. The ranking is based on up to 16 measures of academic excellence, according to US News. For junior Jordan Tobias, 20, of West Des Moines, she enjoys the smaller school feel that Drake has to offer. “I really enjoy the small class sizes and how helpful the professors are,” Tobias said. “It’s a great fit for me.” That perfect fit is what US News is trying to help students find. Each college has a profile, where it breaks down different

ratios and percentages, including average class size, acceptance rate, graduation rate, student to faculty ratio and more. The student to faculty ratio is

“I really enjoy the small class sizes and how helpful the professors are.” —Jordan Tobias, junior one of the key factors that junior Heidi Walters, 20, of Des Moines finds to be the best part of Drake. “I like the size of classes. I don’t feel like just a number,” Walters said. “Professors get a chance to get to know students on a personal level.” Private schools dominated the list. A key factor was the smaller class sizes that private schools tend to have. However, just being a private school does not make a school more appealing to students in every case. The academics are what made Drake stand out to sophomore Geoff Daley. “I did not choose Drake because it was a private school,” Daley said. “I chose Drake because it was a small, comfortable good at academics school.”

Many students were shocked to find out that Drake had received such a high honor, but they believe it is a well-deserved one. “Overall, I think Drake is one of the better schools in the Midwest,” Daley said. “I didn’t think it would be top three. That is just shocking.” Students cite the high rankings of the different programs and colleges Drake offers. In the national graduate school rankings, by US News, Drake’s Pharmacy graduate program was ranked 43rd, the law school was ranked 113th and the education graduate program was ranked 135th in the nation. US News also ranked Drake as the number one university in the Midwest for veterans and the thirteenth best in the Best Value Schools in the Midwest category. Drake administrators are proud of the honor. “This year’s rankings are a testament to Drake’s continual and consistent position of excellence across diverse fields of study,” Drake University Provost Deneese Jones said in a statement released by the university. “The value of a Drake education goes far beyond its economic value to our graduates’ demonstrated ability to understand problems, generate solutions and communicate those solutions to others.”

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Sports Football

Bulldogs hit road, fall to Western Illinois

WIU’s big third quarter buries Drake in 38-13 debacle Austin Cannon

Managing Editor

The Western Illinois Leathernecks used a third quarter surge to overwhelm the Drake football team in a 38-13 Bulldog loss Saturday afternoon in Macomb, Illinois. The Bulldogs entered halftime only down 14-10, but two special teams plays gave WIU plenty of breathing room in the second half. With a little under 10 minutes to go in the third, Cam Bohnert punted from his own 14-yard line to the Leathernecks’ Hi-C Scott. Scott initially fumbled the kick at his own 43, but recovered and had the juice, if you will, to return it to the Drake 34. Ten plays later, running back Devon Moore ran into the end zone from three yards out. WIU was up 21-10 with 5:04 to go in the quarter. Drake got the ball back, but its drive stalled at its own 39. This time, WIU’s David McDaniel blocked Bohnert’s punt. Brad Blumenshine picked it up and took it 27 yards to the house. After the extra point, the Leathernecks had a comfortable 28-10 lead with 3:55 left in the quarter. After making it a onepossession game at the end of the first half, Drake came out with energy, but it was undone in a matter of minutes. “The attitude was great coming out of the locker room. We were excited and ready to go,” said head coach Rick Fox. “Unfortunately, they took advantage of opportunities in those first couple series and extended that lead.

“Special teams plays, one way or the other, are always so big in a game because it affects so much with field position, and just mentally, those are tough plays to overcome,” Fox said. After a field goal early in the fourth quarter, the Leathernecks iced the game with 7:56 left when quarterback Trenton Norvell threw a 71-yard touchdown pass to Quadarias Mireles. It was 3810, and backups from both sides entered for garbage time duty. Second-string quarterback Cody Thibault went in for Drake, but it was not his first action on the afternoon. With 6:37 to go in the second quarter, Thibault entered for a series, spelling starter Andy Rice. What resulted was a sevenplay, 51-yard drive that ended with a 10-yard touchdown toss from Thibault to Michael Hudson, Drake’s lone touchdown in the game. Fox was quick to shut down any hint of a quarterback controversy. Thibault was going to get some snaps no matter how the game went. “This was a deliberate plan we had decided (on) going into Week 2, that he was going to get at least two series. Andy’s still our guy. Andy’s a very, very good quarterback and save some dropped passes, then we’d have scored a few times,” Fox said. Thibault, who was 4-of-4 for 53 yards on the drive, was shakier in the fourth quarter, only going 3-for-7 for 45 yards, but did lead Drake to a field goal. “I’m really, really pleased with Cody,” Fox said. “We needed to get him reps because we’re getting

SOPHOMORE RUNNING BACK CONLEY WILKINS carries the football against Truman State on Sept. 6. Wilkins rushed for 66 yards on 16 carries in Drake’s loss to Western Illinois on Saturday. JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR ready for our conference schedule, and if Andy were to get hurt, we don’t want to put a guy in there who doesn’t have some experience behind him … Andy’s our guy right now.” The game started in promising fashion for the Bulldogs. The Leathernecks fumbled the opening kickoff and Bob Quilico recovered it at the Leathernecks’ 17, but the Bulldogs couldn’t punch it in, and Ben Tesson missed a 37yard field goal.

Women’s Tennis

Freshmen lead Bulldogs

FRESHMAN ADRIENNE JENSEN returns a shot during Drake’s annual Fall Invitational last weekend at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Jensen captured one of Drake’s two singles titles. JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR Colton Warren

Sports Editor

Two freshmen earned their first singles tournament titles in their young collegiate careers last weekend at the Drake Fall Invitational at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Tess Herder and Adrienne Jensen both topped their opponents on the final day of the tournament Sunday. Herder dropped the first set of her Flight B final but rallied back to defeat Northern Iowa’s Gisela Kemper, 4-6, 6-4, 10-7. Jensen bested Mimi Yunker of Nebraska-Omaha in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1, to capture the Flight C title. “I think it went smoothly. There were some nerves for the freshman coming in for their first collegiate tournament,” said head coach Sadhaf Pervez. “You all have a little butterflies in your stomach,

so they were really nervous for the first match. They just kind of got to settle in and ended up having a really great tournament.” Pervez said she sees her freshman class having an immediate impact on the team as a whole. “They will definitely be an impact on our lineup. We are very deep now,” Pervez said. “I think they challenge the upperclassmen already, at a really young age.” The Bulldogs currently have four freshman on a nine-person squad. Pervez said she saw their commitment even before they arrived on campus. “They’re just hard workers … Them being my first recruiting class, I am really expecting them to do it all, for them to live the dream here at Drake for the tennis team,” Pervez said. Pervez attributed some of the early success to the leadership from her upperclassmen, on and


off the court. “Our captain is Nell Boyd, and she has just been an amazing leader this whole summer and fall. She is really helping out the freshman adjust to practices,” Pervez said. “My five co-captains, they’ve been helping out a lot if the freshman have a lot of questions about school … They have really helped the freshman adapt to college.” Fellow freshman Mela Jaglarz had a strong showing in her first match on Friday, ousting Upper Iowa’s Laura Alvarez, 6-0, 6-0. Jaglarz fell in her quarterfinal match on Saturday. Junior Lea Kozulic advanced as far as the semi-finals on Saturday where she was bested in three sets, 7-6 (5), 1-6, 11-9. The Bulldogs hit the road next weekend for the Gopher Invitational at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

“We didn’t take advantage of that, offensively,” Fox said. Unlike the previous two games, Drake was able to force turnovers — three, in fact. Along with the fumble recovery, safety Brad Duwe also picked off Norvell in the first quarter. John Bloss intercepted Norvell at the end of the first half, and Tesson knocked a 43-yard field goal through the uprights. In all, Drake only turned the three turnovers into three points.

There were bright spots Saturday, but the bad ultimately outweighed the good. “We showed a lot of promise, but we’ve got to do that consistently,” Fox said. Drake is home again for Saturday afternoon’s game — and Pioneer Football League opener — against Marist. It’s Parents and Family Weekend, and kickoff is set for 1 p.m.


Intramurals combine fun with an active lifestyle School is three weeks in and that means one of the best parts of Drake is now in full swing. Of course, I’m talking about intramurals. For those who don’t know, Drake intramurals are a great way to stay active and make some friends along the way. Volleyball is in right now as we are at the halfway point in the season. Flag football and soccer start Sunday. Just a quick introduction so as to not confuse anyone about intramurals. I am an intramural supervisor, so these columns will be from that point of view. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to e-mail me directly. Now, here are some simple tips to enjoy your intramural experience. Play as many as you can. Even if you aren’t particularly great at a certain sport, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t a blast to play. There are leagues for every skill level, from competitive to those “fun to fun” games that everyone loves. Know the rules. To get full enjoyment of the sport, it helps to know how to play them correctly. Following the rules is a basic condition in playing intramurals. The biggest one is still the no jewelry rule. That way you don’t ever violate my next point. Don’t yell at the officials. Please, there’s no need to confront the officials about any calls. This is hands-down the most important point I’ll bring up. The most important thing to remember is that these are students working a job. They make mistakes. We all do. So please treat them with respect. They’ll do the same for you no matter what. Don’t create a team if you’re going to forfeit. I know that intramurals can be

fun and you want to be on a team. But please, make sure that you are there for every game, both for your teammates’ sake, as well as for the sake of the officials. Plus, it’ll save you 30 dollars. The rule is, if your team forfeits, you have 48 hours to pay the forfeit fee. If you finish the season without forfeiting again, you get your money back. So make it easy, and just don’t forfeit. Have fun. This isn’t the most practical point, but intramurals aren’t supposed to be cutthroat. It’s a chance to have fun with your friends while playing some amazing sports. Enjoy it. Finally, I leave you with this: Playing sports is one of the best ways to grow as a person, and intramurals can help with that. If you have any questions, feel free to ask anyone in a black polo at the Bell Center at any point. You won’t regret it.

Mike Wendlandt Columnist

Wendlandt is a senior radio/TV production major and can be reached at




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PageEleven Women’s Soccer

Rodgers powers Bulldogs to weekend victories Colton Warren

Sports Editor

Rebecca Rodgers had the weekend any athlete dreams of. Rodgers and the Drake women’s soccer team hit the road this weekend with two matches on Friday and Sunday. Rodgers scored all four goals for the Bulldogs on the weekend. “Becca is playing very well right now,” said head coach Lindsey Horner. “She is confident and her teammates are finding her around the goal.” On Friday, Drake took on Southern Illinois UniversityEdwardsville. The Cougars took an early advantage on a goal from Kayla Delgado in the 37th minute. That lead held until Rodgers struck for her first of two goals on the evening. Freshman Kasey Hurt found junior Rhian Pritchard short on a corner kick. Pritchard flicked the ball with her heal on to Rodgers, who beat the SIU goalkeeper in the 70th minute to tie the match at one. Neither team could cash in on a game winner, so they battled into overtime. “Friday was a pure battle, and we fought for our win even when

the game was ugly,” Horner said. During the second overtime period, Rodgers sent a long pass down the middle of the field to fellow sophomore Kayla Armstrong. Armstrong carried the ball into the box where she was challenged and taken down. The SIU challenge warranted a penalty kick, which Rodgers took. She buried it in the back of the net for the Bulldog win in the 104th minute. The momentum carried over to Sunday, when Drake shut out Western Illinois in Macomb, Illinois. Another two goal effort from Rodgers capped off an impressive weekend. Pritchard again found Rodgers open in the middle of the box during the 15th minute, and Rodgers beat WIU goalkeeper, Victoria Kappel, to put the Bulldogs on top early. Rodgers again converted on a pass over the Leatherneck defense in the 54th minute. She bested Kappel for her second goal of the game, and team-leading seventh on the season. Rodgers contributed four shots during the Bulldogs win, while Armstrong had a game-high six. Horner said Sunday was more

SENIOR ASHLIE STOKES passes the ball in a match against Saint Louis on Aug. 29. The Bulldogs earned a pair of victories over SIU- Edwardsville and Western Illinois on the road this weekend. JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR about patience and finding the open shot. “Sunday required a bit of patience and discipline in our build up,” Horner said. “But in both games we were good when our players positionally fulfilled their responsibilities.” Horner was also pleased with Rodgers’ performance.

“Becca has the potential to score a lot of goals, as well as create a lot of goal scoring opportunities for our team,” Horner said. Rodgers is currently riding a three-game multi-goal streak going into their match on Friday with in-state rival, Iowa State. Game time is set for 7 p.m. in Ames.

“Iowa State will be a big test for us. That will present a new challenge,” Horner said. “We are still preparing for MVC play, but this weekend we gained confidence in our defending, as well as our ability to adapt how we play based on what the game presents.”


Bulldogs stumble at UT- Martin Ashley Beall

Staff Writer

The Drake volleyball team traveled to Tennessee last weekend to play in the Skyhawk Invitational hosted by the University of Tennessee- Martin. Drake won their first game against UT- Martin Friday night, but lost their following two matches the next day. “The tournament was a learning experience for us, a good chance to see what kind of team we are and how we react to difficult situations,” sophomore Makena Schoene said. “We may not have played our best, but it just showed us what we need to improve on, so we can be our very best come conference play.” Drake started strong in the tournament as they swept the Skyhawks. The Bulldogs were once again led by freshman Kyla Indurski who registered nine kills. Junior Katie Dulek also stepped up for the Bulldogs with six kills, four blocks and three digs. “The freshmen will challenge the upperclassmen to work hard to maintain our spots as well as set a good example for the younger players,” Schoene said. “They have added diversity and skill to our team.”


While the Bulldogs were able to complete the sweep, 25-17, 2624, and 25-14 there were moments where the Skyhawks looked to regain control. The second set had nine score ties and three lead changes, but the Bulldogs were able battle for the win. Junior Rebecca Brown finished the game with 12 assists for the Bulldogs, while sophomore Michelle Thomni contributed 11 digs. In day two of the tournament, the Bulldogs faced Valparaiso and Western Carolina. Drake lost to Valapraiso 25-21, 25-15 and 25-16. The Bulldogs struggled to keep up with the Crusaders as the they hit .134 to the Crusaders’ .333 hitting percentage. However, that didn’t stop Indurski from smashing 10 kills and notching a .226 hitting percentage. Sophomore Capris Quaites also helped the Bulldogs with seven kills. Drake continued to struggle in their following game against Western Carolina, dropping straight sets, 25-12, 25-22 and 25-23. The Bulldogs struggled to a .179 hitting percent and allowed the highest hitting averages against them by Western Carolina and Valapraiso so far in the season. The Bulldogs look to prepare for their first Missouri Valley Conference game this Friday

against Bradley at 7 p.m. at the Knapp Center.

Drake volleyball opens their Missouri Valley Conference play this week. Catch its next three games at the Knapp Center.

Player of the Week Rebecca Rodgers

Sept. 19 vs. Bradley

The sophomore midfielder registered all four of Drake’s goals in its two games this weekend. Sunday marked her third consecutive multi-goal game after scoring two on Friday against SIU- Edwardsville and two on Sunday against Western Illinois. The first in the streak was against Creighton on Sept. 7, another two goal performance. Rodgers was named the MVC Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week last week, her first such honor of her career. Rodgers leads the Bulldogs with seven goals on the season.

Sept. 20 vs. Loyola Sept. 27 vs. UNI

Ray Rice situation in NFL exposes serious wrongs for all involved

It isn’t rare for celebrities, particularly professional athletes, to be under fire for their conduct off the field. What isn’t quite so common is for a league itself to be under such scrutiny for its conduct with punishing those wrongdoers. For those of you who don’t know, the former Baltimore Raven and All-Pro running back Ray Rice, was suspended in July for the first two games of the 2014 season. For what? Brutally assaulting his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer, knocking her unconscious in a hotel elevator. The incident took place in February in Atlantic City, brought to light by a video showing Rice dragging her limp body out of the elevator, making it obvious what he had done. This past week, however, TMZ sports released a hotel surveillance video surfaced showing the attack in its entirety. Once the second video surfaced, the Ravens promptly released their star running back from the

team and the NFL suspended Rice indefinitely from the NFL. According to Rice, the league had the full story back when it broke at the end of last season, and they still punished him lightly. Only being suspended for two games for knocking out his fiancée seems underwhelming, but it was the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell’s decision. Apparently, actually seeing video of what happened turned both Rice’s team and the league from being lenient to essentially ending his career. The fact that the league needed the video to be made public shows a lapse in judgment. The most troubling piece of the story is that there is evidence that the league received a copy of the full video back in April, but didn’t take action until TMZ made the second video public. The NFL tried to save face by toughening its sentence now, but it is clear that they would have preferred if the whole incident

had blown over. Claims have been made that they never received the video or, at the very least, Goodell never saw it. Even if this claim is true, it doesn’t excuse its drastic change of policy. The NFL’s lack of professionalism in this matter doesn’t excuse Rice’s actions, but it does set a precedent for future situations. Yes, every case is different and should be treated as such, but the gap between a two game suspension and an indefinite one is way too large given the developments. The NFL needs stricter, clearer guidelines for domestic abuse issues. Some claim that Rice is getting special treatment from the authorities for getting off without jail-time. Rice has been assigned to attend anger-management courses and has been complying every step of the way since the incident. Less than one percent of those convicted with similar charges in the same jurisdiction

as Rice have received the diverted anger-management course. What should be mentioned is that Janay Rice stated their relationship has moved past the incident and that both parties publicly regret what happened that night. This doesn’t excuse Rice’s actions, but if the two are being honest, then perhaps it is a sign of him changing his ways and actually reforming. Perhaps the league should take that into account when reviewing the suspension. Rice’s actions are dreadful. He is trying to amend them. It is also his first offense. The NFL, on the other hand, has dealt inconsistent punishments in the past. This isn’t the first time a media hurricane has occurred around a Baltimore Raven. Ray Lewis obstructed justice in a murder case where he was accused of being involved in and got off without any charges or suspensions. Of course, Rice needs to exhibit

pristine behavior in the future to have any shot at playing football professionally again, but the NFL needs to take measures to deter and prevent this from happening again, and to have set strict policies if this were to happen in the future.

Adam Rogan Columnist

Rogan is a first-year news/Internet journalism major and can be reached at


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It seems like at least once a day, I log on to Facebook and there are an assortment of articles ranging from “Things I Wish I Knew at 18,″ or “Top 20 Ways to a Happier Life,” on my newsfeed. More often than not, I’m a sucker for this genre of writing. It sheds an interesting perspective on the past. We all have skeletons in our closet, small and large. It seems that so often we get caught up in what has already happened, what choices we made or how happy we used to be. But as I head into my fifth and final year of school and basketball, I find myself doing the exact opposite. I am constantly looking ahead.

Part of it is excitement, and the other half is disbelief. To think that my days as a college athlete are numbered is absolutely mind-blowing. To think that in nearly 10 months I will be giving my senior speech is a tough pill to swallow. And to think that I will be headed off into the real world is even harder to imagine. Knowing that one day my time playing college hoops will be over leaves a pit in my stomach. Hence why I can’t stop thinking about that “one day.” Many of us are engrossed in the past. Many have learned from the past. Some of us are caught up in the future. And some, like myself, are learning from the future.

Before you jump to conclusions about whether or not this is possible, let me explain. To me, having the slightest awareness our future allows us FREEofPregnancy Tests to live in the present. But not just live in the present, cherish every single part of it, both good and bad. Basketball is all I have ever known. Knowing that it is closer to being over than it ever has been, is one of the best realizations I’ve experienced to date. It has led me to an even greater appreciation for the opportunities I’ve been given and the people I’ve met along the way. I know I mention the “people” as somewhat of an afterthought. But they deserve every bit of


credit, and probably more, than I will ever deserve. My family, my teammates, my coaches, and Drake University. They are the reason STD behindTests my gratitude FREE I FREEand Ultrasounds always will be the reason behind it down the road. So yes, what I’m saying is that I am stuck in the future. But maybe that’s the secret. Have you learned from your past? Love it. But you can gain Carly Grenfell something from what you know of your future, too. Columnist Take what you have now and make the most of it, because one day you may not have it anymore. And that goes far beyond the Grenfell is a senior public relations basketball court. and management double major and can be reached at carly.grenfell@

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Drake Fall Invitational

Freshmen earn two titles for Drake

1. FRESHMAN TESS HERDER smashes a return during Drake’s Fall Invitaional tournament last weekend. 2. JUNIOR LEA KOZULIC prepares for her opponents serve in a match at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center last weekend. 3. FRESHMAN MELA JAGLARZ sizes up a volley from an opponent during her singles match. 4. KOZULIC is met by Jaglarz following one of her singles matches. 5. HERDER prepares to return a backhand during Drake’s annual fall tournament. Herder captured one of the two singles titles the Bulldogs won. 6. FRESHMAN ADRIENNE JENSEN serves the ball during her singles match on Saturday at the Drake Fall Invitational. Jensen secured the second of two Drake titles after registering a straight set win, 6-2, 6-1. JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR




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