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TIM GUNN speaks at The Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series. For a Q&A with Tim Gunn about college fashion and “Project Runway,” see page 9. JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR



Wednesday Sept. 24, 2014

Campus Calendar Wednesday Women’s Soccer vs. South Dakota 5:30 p.m. Cownie Center Complex

Thursday No events scheduled

Friday Chinese Woodwind Instrument Workshop 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Fine Arts Center Room 204 Humanities Colloquium 3:30-5 p.m. Medbury Honors Lounge Civic Music Association presents Los Angeles Guitar Quartet 7:30-9:30 p.m. Sheslow Auditorium

Saturday Admission Visit Program 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Old Main (Levitt Hall) Guest Recital 7:30-9:30 p.m. Sheslow Auditorium Lounge

Sunday Women’s Soccer vs. Evansville 1 p.m. Cownie Soccer Complex

Inside News

Scotland votes against independence from the U.K. PAGE 2

Opinions Read a student’s opinion on crime around campus PAGE 6

Features Learn more about featured Sodexo staff, Keith Griffin PAGE 8

Sports Bayo Philips wins tennis singles title in first tournament play PAGE 10

Campus News

Student Senate

DPS responds to pair of shootings Maxwell Austin Cannon

Managing Editor

Drake University Public Safety and the Des Moines Police Department responded to a pair of shootings near campus last week. The first occurred Sept. 17 at around 7:15 p.m. on the corner of University Ave. and 23rd St. in front of the Platinum Kutz barbershop. The victim was shot in the left buttock and transported to Mercy Hospital. The second incident happened in the McDonald’s parking lot on the corner of Forest Ave. and 30th St. early Saturday morning. At close to 12:30 a.m., a 19-year-old male was shot in the leg. Both victims were members of the Des Moines community, not Drake students. In both cases, Drake Public Safety sent out campus-wide Bulldog Alerts within minutes of the shootings being reported. Any time DPS sends out Bulldog Alerts there is concern, especially if it’s twice in four days. “As you can imagine, we had a number of parents, students, faculty and staff who were concerned about safety with those events occurring so close to campus,” said Scott Law, director

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of DPS. Vice President of Student Life Josh Duden was with friends at the time of Saturday’s shooting, and most of the people around him found the Bulldog Alert concerning. “It kind of sparked a little bit of panic at the time, because you never really know how to respond in the instance when you’re like, ‘Please stay inside. Avoid this area,’” Duden said. Duden did his best to field his fellow students’ questions but also focused on keeping those around him safe. “The Des Moines Police Department was responding along with Drake Public Safety, and we were kind of just trying to roll with the punches at the time,” Duden said. “I was trying to make sure people didn’t leave.” DPS reacted to each shooting by increasing patrols, placing officers at strategic spots at the edges of campus and calling in extra manpower. Law wanted the additional presence to assure Drake students and staff that DPS was doing its best to keep everything safe and under control. “Public Safety staff did an excellent job of responding to those situations,” Law said.

DMPD also increased its patrols around the Drake neighborhood and even parked its patrol cars in Drake parking lots to deter any other potential crime. Law thought both shootings and their proximity to each other was an isolated incident, noting that crime rates in the Drake area are actually down over the last year. But, that doesn’t mean it’s totally absent. “As I often remind everyone, low crime doesn’t mean no crime,” Law said. Law urged students to make sure their Bulldog Alert contact information is up-to-date and to travel in groups and with caution when off-campus. After the initial panic died down on Saturday morning, Duden witnessed a change of attitude in his classmates. A change that made the best out of a troubling instance. “It switched less from being like, ‘What’s happening?’ to ‘How can we help and make sure people are safe?’” Duden said. “It kind of created an environment that was positive, where this inherently negative thing got to switch to being a positive community where we were helping each other and watching out for one another.”

Gunn speaks on experience Cole Norum

Staff Writer

On Sept. 17, Tim Gunn delivered the 33rd segment of The Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series. As with past Bucksbaum speakers, Drake University’s president, David Maxwell, introduced him. “As remarkable and fantastic as our previous 32 Bucksbaum lecturers have been, I think he is the first superhero,” Maxwell said. This was a reference to Marvel Comics’ crimes-against-fashion fighting hero based on Gunn, titled “Loaded Gunn.” The Knapp Center, while not filled to its capacity of 7,150, accommodated an audience that buzzed in anticipation to see Gunn deliver his lecture, the 33rd in a series that has hosted prominent literary, cultural and sports figures including Maya Angelou, Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Salmon Rushdie. Students were excited to listen to Tim Gunn speak. “I always go to the Bucksbaum lectures, and I was super excited when I found out Tim Gunn was going to be the speaker this year. I’m a huge fan,” said Kelsey Rooney, junior creative advertising major. Cards handed to those arriving described in detail



Gunn’s accomplishments as Chief Creative Officer of Kate Spade and as co-host of the Emmynominated fashion series “Project Runway.” But only two minutes into his lecture, Gunn elaborated on one short piece of information. “I do have one comment to make about “People’s Sexiest Man Alive,” Gunn began, referencing his 2006 distinction by the magazine. “It was a bad year,” Gunn said. The crowd of nearly five thousand erupted with laughter, the first of more than a few moments when Gunn’s modesty elicited laughter and applause from the audience. The “A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style” author never deviated from recounting his experiences in the fashion industry. Gunn spoke directly to the crowd, a casual cadence that at times appeared as if he were improvising. At one point he paused in the middle of a lengthy tangent to ask a question. “Why am I babbling like this?” Gunn said, only to answer himself moments later, “I don’t know!” Gunn talked in detail about the process of writing his first book, a laborious process that left him with admiration for those who have written a book, and a piece of advice for any aspiring authors. “If you have written a book, my hat is off to you and I congratulate


you.” Gunn said. Then turning to anyone thinking about taking on the challenge, “And if you have not written a book and are contemplating it, don’t.” Gunn was quick to give praise to those who had helped him throughout the process, revealing a number of universal themes he would draw from his abstruse profession. “I’m always saying ‘life’s a big collaboration,’ and when I see people like me writing books and only their names are on the front, I think ‘Really?’” Gunn recounted his time at Parsons School of Design, where he served as chair beginning in August of 2000 and has been credited with re-invigorating a stagnant, archaic program. It was a significant portion of his lecture, a remarkably academic approach from someone heavily, at times solely, touted as a fashion icon. Gunn looked at Parson’s faltering design program, burdened with curriculum and ideologies, and realized its severity extended beyond fashion. “This was about altering a culture, because … as students, you were not allowed a voice in your class,” Gunn said. “A critique

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addresses senate Cole Norum

Staff Writer

Student Senate met in Cowles Library on Sept. 18, passing unanimously Resolution SS 140918-C, or the Senate 60: an ambitious list of objectives and measures the senators expect will provide for continued engagement with the student body. President David Maxwell was in attendance, discussing the academic, economic and cultural challenges highereducational institutions face and the commitment to students Drake University has made in facing those challenges. President Maxwell also commented on the impressive scope of the Senate 60. “Drake University has four goals. You have 60,” Maxwell said, referencing the four extensive objectives outlined in Drake’s Strategic Plan 2013-2017. The Senate 60 is in response to feedback from a survey compiled by Student Body President Joey Gale, Vice President of Student Life Josh Duden and their fellow student senators. Distributed in early August, the survey aimed to determine students’ interest in and perspectives on topics regarding student life, both campus and academic. Those aspects contribute to what Gale has emphasized is the “Drake experience.” “How can we make it better? It’s really almost a segway to what (the students) are asking to what we should be doing,” Gale said. The Senate also compiments Drake’s own vision of bettering the “quality of the student experience.” “There are some real points of connection … (The Senate 60) really connects well to the many objectives and strategic goals of the University,” President Maxwell said. The Student Senate also passed unanimously an allocation of $9,000 grant to fund a group of nine Drake students to attend The Model Arab League Conference. The grant will fund the students lodging and transportation from Chicago to Cairo, Egypt this November. The weeklong conference allows students the opportunity to simulate parliamentary procedure, acting as diplomats of Arab League nations while working with students from around the world on a multitude of issues. Olivia O’Hea, junior law, politics and society and public relations double major and a member of

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News International

Scotland votes ‘no’ for independence from Britain Senate

approves Cairo trip

Adam Rogan

Staff Writer

In a historical referendum on Sept. 18, Scotland voted against full independence and decided that it would remain united with England. Derek Wilson, a Scottish law professor, gave a lecture on Sept. 18. He discussed Scotland’s potential independence and explained Scotland’s history with England and the relationship between the two countries, as well as the events happening in the days leading up to the vote. Transitioning from a part of the U.K. to its own independent country would have been a strenuous process, and it would be a long time until direct English influence significantly faded, if ever. Wilson explained if Scotland had gained total self-rule, it would have lost influence in Europe. Such a change would also be problematic for Scotland’s economy. Scotland could continue using the English pound, but then the U.K. would essentially control the Scottish economy, which is what Scotland wished to avoid. Creating a whole new currency would be very difficult to set up, and moving exclusively to the unreliable euro didn’t seem like the best decision either. All of this went into people’s decision when they went into the voting booth. “(Seceding) would essentially cripple (Scotland’s) economy,” said actuarial science major Anthony Pullano. It is unclear whether or not


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that prediction would actually occurred, but the transition would have definitely be complex and drawn out. Scotland wished to secede for various reasons. Scotland’s waters have become even more valuable in the past decades with the oil found there. Taking control of the oil would make Scotland more profitable, and this scenario is part of why England wanted to prevent it from independence. Also, all of England’s nuclear warheads are located in Scotland and its nuclear submarines are located in Scottish waters. “It’s a really difficult situation,” said first-year Molly Silverstein. “I know that Scotland doesn’t want to be involved with (the nuclear weapons).” Scotland also tends to be more

politically left than the more conservative England. These are just a few of the ways in which Scotland and England differ, but these differences were not enough to sway voters to the cause of secession. In order to understand the context of last Thursday’s vote and why the people voted to maintain the status quo, it is good to understand Scotland’s history with England and the United Kingdom. Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, known for her divisive conservatism, reinvigorated the Scottish Nationalist Party in the 1980s, the party that led the independence movement. This led Scotland down a path towards more autonomy. In 1997, Scotland voted to have its own parliament with its

own united powers, separate of the Westminster Parliment in London. The two countries were still united, but Scotland had selfrule to a degree. “I’ve always considered myself British and Scottish,” Wilson said. He’s never really distinguished the two, as do many of his Scottish brethren. Lucky for him, he will still not have to make a distinction. Even though Scotland is not independent, they still have control of its own future. They decided to stay united with England. David Cameron, the current British Prime Minister, has promised more powers to Scotland if they remain part of the union.

the Drake delegation to Cairo, understands the importance of this. “It’s not like a study abroad, or even a J-Term, where you go just to visit and maybe take one or two courses,” O’Hea said. “This is five days that are completely packed schedules: full debates, dialogues and conferences.” O’Hea is also the academic affairs senator. She abstained from voting on the allocation to comply with Senate bylaws regarding conflicts of interest. Students with exceptional work in the department of politics and international relations are selected each fall to travel with Professor Mahmoud Hamad of the international relations department to Model Arab League conferences. In the past several years, Drake delegations have competed in conferences in Boston and Little Rock, Arkansas and have won several awards. Emily Grimm, a senior politics major, spoke to the Senate Session before their unanimous vote about what the international conference meant to Drake. “This opportunity gives Drake huge credibility in terms of foreign collegiate relations,” Grimm said. “It’s an extremely prestigious opportunity.”

Get to know the first-year senator candidates

Each candidate was asked what motivated him or her to run for office, and what each individual hopes to gain from the experience on Senate. Interviews by Emily Grimm

Kasey Clary

Russell White

Trevor Matusik

Major: Economics

Major: Politics and Economics

Major: Actuarial Science

“What motivated me to run for office is my love for Drake and the people that attend. I could not ask for a better institution in which to learn and grow as a person. I already take great pride in this University, and I would like to see it become better each year. It is my goal to help instill a great sense of school pride in each of our students and graduates by making their time and experiences here invaluable.”

“I’m a politics major, and I would love to get an idea and glimpse of how things work in that respect, from a student government point of view. At the same time, though, I just want to improve the state of the campus for everyone and just lend a helping hand as much as possible. What better way to help out my campus out, than through my own personal passion?”

“...This university consistently churns out the leaders of tomorrow, and I wanted to make sure that my determination to lead this campus was evident from the moment I started college here ... So I want to be the friend that any freshman on campus can approach. I want to lead, but even more so, I want to listen.”

Casey Ringhofer

Noah Farrell

Zachary Coy

Major: Accounting and Finance

Major: Information Systems

Major: International Relations

“My grandpa was active in politics and has been a large role model in my life. I was also active in my high school student council, and I hope to continue playing a part in making decisions for the school I attend. I hope to get life-changing experience and relationships. Being First-Year Senator will help me help my college and help improve it.”

“I was chiefly motivated to run for this position by my own first-year class. I see a class with unlimited potential and with the energy and enthusiasm to make great things happen here at Drake ... I hope to learn a lot about my classmates and interact with everyone of these amazing students.”

“My motivation lies in my passion for politics. I hope to garner political experience as well as begin a life of changing the world. I believe that, as a whole, Drake University can make a resounding impact throughout the nation for the betterment of all. Whether that’s through community aid, preparing the future leaders of the country or in taking a stand for what’s right, we can better the United States of America.”





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News Campus News

Campus Event

NextGen Climate impacts campus Zen Buddhist visits campus Students motivated to create change James Jolly

Staff Writer

Allison Trebacz

Staff Writer

Colleges and universities across the United States are beginning to take drastic steps to combat climate change. Some schools are becoming more bike friendly. Some schools, like Drake University, are adding compost bins or eliminating plastic water bottles. Still other campuses, like Yale, are going as far as divesting their stocks in favor of alternative energy methods and “green” companies. Either way, climate change will play a large part in the upcoming election season. With a new location in Iowa, NextGen Climate is an up-andcoming, national non-profit dedicated to taking on Climate Change through political action. It’s running a traditional campaign, but it’s testing a different focus in Iowa. It’s reaching out to Drake students. “(We’re) increasing our activity on the field,” said Dave Miranda, press secretary for NextGen. “And young people are very enthusiastic.” NextGen has sent representatives to eight college campuses across Iowa this semester, including Drake.

They provide services for voter registration and early voting. Miranda emphasized that college students have more influence than they realize. They have the power to vote and the resources to be informed. Small changes around campus are being made to achieve sustainability as part of Drake University’s five-year Climate Action plan, which was approved by President Maxwell in 2013. The school is inching closer toward change and students have already seen the installment of new water fountains to reduce plastic waste. In addition, the Drake University Sustainability Committee has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent every 10 years or less. Drake Environmental Action League (DEAL) is pushing for even more change at the student level. “This year, we’re working with the League of Conservation,” said sophomore Jade Suganuma. “We’re trying to organize trash clean ups and helping out in the sprout garden to do our part for the local community.” Sustainability is the university’s goal and it’s up to the students to hold it to its promise. Details of the action plan are

available on Drake’s website. DEAL encourages students to read the plan and aim for sustainability in their daily lives. This means cutting waste in simple ways. Examples include bringing a reusable bag to the C-Store, using your own silverware instead of using the plastic variety at Quad Creek Café and passing on the paper bag. The same is true on the community level, the city and even the state. For students that are passionate about environmental issues and political action, NextGen has made themselves available to help students interested in doing more on a scale that extends beyond Drake’s radius. For students that are passionate about the lasting impact of climate change and its relevance to this upcoming election season, Drake University students have an advantage with their proximity to the state capitol and accessibility to political events. Miranda and NextGen, encouraged students who see climate change as a top priority, to find a way to vote and have their voice heard. “Political action,” Miranda said. “holds larger entities responsible.”

Gereon Kopf of Luther College spoke to a crowd of 50 people on Thursday night. Kopf gave an hour-long lecture on how humans talk about God and the nature of the ultimate being. “How do we talk about what cannot be talked about?” Kopf said. Kopf took the stage in lower Olmsted Center’s Sussman Theater, as part of the Comparison Project, a series of experimental comparative religion discussions, to deliver his speech. The speech was titled “When Expression is Expressed, NonExpression is Not-Expressed: A Zen Buddhist Approach to Talking About the Ineffable.” It was an attempt to illustrate the complex and contradictory idea of talking about what cannot be talked about and expressing that, which cannot be expressed. The subject material was of an advanced and complex philosophical nature, but Kopf worked hard to help people understand. Tim Knepper, director of The Comparison Project and associate professor of philosophy at Drake University, was happy with the presentation. “The subject material is typically difficult, but Kopf did a good job,” Knepper said. “He uses a lot of good metaphors. I really enjoyed it.” Topics of the speech included the ultimate reality versus the subjective reality, the difficulties of discussion and the ineffable, which describes a concept too large or complex to be expressed. Kopf opened up the speech with a chart comparing different styles of religion and how they


view reality, transcendence and the ineffable. He said that western theologians usually asked two questions about the ineffable “The first is, ‘What is the nature of ultimate reality?’ The second is ‘How do we talk about it,’” Kopf said. Kopf then illustrated the difference between western and eastern religious philosophy. He made frequent references to the Zen Buddhist master Dōgen’s revelation on expressions of the ineffable and ultimate nature. Kopf said that Dōgen saw those two questions as the same problem and that expression of ultimate reality and the ultimate reality are the same. “Dōgen saw that expressions of totality were correct ­— but only to the individual expresser at that particular time, and never anywhere else,” Kopf said. Kopf ended the speech with a question and answer session. After a brief pause for audience members to collect their thoughts and digest the lecture, most members were only trying to see if they understood what had been said. Knepper knew that the wording could get confusing. “Language isn’t a good roadmap of reality,” Knepper said. “People try to pin these concepts down, but Zen Buddhism takes that idea and throws it out the window.” Leah Kalmanson, an assistant professor of philosophy at Drake, helped organize the event to promote world religious views. “I’m actually friends with Professor Kopf,” Kalmanson said. “We really try to get a diverse group of speakers for the project, and Zen Buddhism is very different from ours. Our religion has a god, but some others do not, and that is very interesting. It’s good to get some diversity.”

Students consider ways to stop texting and driving

Kate Havens

Staff Writer

TIM GUNN told students to love what they are doing and have a passion for it. JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR

Gunn interacts with audience JUMP FROM page 1 was the faculty member talking at you.” Gunn remembered when he threw off pressures from faculty and administration, going straight to the senior class themselves to pitch his new program, which encouraged more self-expression. “Well, the crowd went wild,” Gunn recalled. It was a moment that began a long path towards breathing new life into a once-prominent fashion design program and an act that epitomized the leadership Gunn demonstrated in the years after. After Gunn ended his lecture, the floor opened for questions. He was asked by audience members ranging from a young girl wanting to know the yet-to-be revealed

winner of this season’s “Project Runway” to a retired Drake writing professor, curious as to what article of clothing was the fashion equivalent to the most appalling sentence a student had ever submitted to her. “The cargo capris pant,” Gunn said. The Q&A session allowed the audience to interact with Gunn. It was an opportunity that a group of Drake students were also able to experience, as members of Drake’s concentration in Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) met with Gunn earlier in the day. Jenna Koretz, though not a member of LEAD, is a public relations major and member of Student Senate. She was inspired by his approachability and humility as a leader. “He was very open about his experiences, and he didn’t really


try and sugarcoat the reality of getting to where he was,” Koretz said. Below banners and in front of curtains of Drake blue, Tim Gunn stood in a grey suit. Between inspiring mantras of staying true to oneself and taking the high road, he discussed the early stages of his six-time Emmy-nominated program “Project Runway” and its growing pains. He paused for a moment, as if relieved, then continued. “And the rest is history,” Gunn said. “We’re in season 13.” Then he posed a question. “Do any of you watch Season 13?” Gunn said. The crowd went wild.

Efforts against texting and driving have incorporated slogans like “Ain’t no survivin’ textin’ ‘in’ drivin,’” “Arrive alive, don’t text and drive” and “Don’t tempt fate, that text can wait.” Beyond slogans, There are laws against texting and driving and people who fight it, but in recent news, one man is taking the next step to stop texting and driving completely. Scott Tibbitts, a chemical engineer, spent five years developing a gadget to block incoming and outgoing texts and to prevent calls from reaching a driver. The product will be finished in February, and has backing from companies such as American Family Insurance and Sprint. To discover whether this new product will impact the Drake community, students were asked if they text while driving. A handful of Drake students admitted they do. Sophomore James Jolly confessed to occasionally texting when it’s an important conversation or if he’s expecting an important message. Several students explained that they don’t text while in motion, but they will while stopped at a red light. Senior Betsy Joseph explains that she sometimes texts at a red light. “Then it turns green, and I end up finishing it,” Joseph said. Other students question their choice to text while driving. “I think I’ve done it once, and then I think, ‘This is the stupidest thing I have ever done, why am I doing this?’” said first-year Katy Wellington. There are several methods to avoiding this trend. The easiest way that many Drake students say help them stay safe is by following an out of sight, out of mind

principle — putting the phone down to avoid all temptation. “I always have my phone in my purse in the passenger seat,” said senior Rachel Conger. A lesser-known approach to escape the texting while driving temptation is with an app. There are several apps out on the market that block incoming calls, texts and emails. Depending on the app, a driver either turns the app on when he or she gets in the car or the app may automatically recognize the speed at which the phone is moving and shut off notifications. Live2Txt, DriveOFF and DriveScribe all operate on Androids. DriveScribe is also available for iOS. Switching an iPhone to Do Not Disturb mode is also a good habit when you hop in the driver’s seat. With Tibbitts discovery that the telematics box found in newer cars, which can send wireless messages, can be used to detect incoming texts, there could definitely be changes in the texting and driving habits. Both the phone and car send information about location and movement to a server that will then decide, based on other factors, whether to stop the text from reaching your phone. If companies chose to implement this technology, people may not have a choice on whether they text and drive. Whether people make the choice to stop texting and driving or they rely on technology to stop it from happening, according to Phonearena around 5,000 people die in the U.S. each year from texting related accidents. Sophomore Anna Van Waardhuizen is a subscriber to the simple method of safety — taking advantage of passenger free thumbs. “My phone is so crappy. I would automatically kill someone (texting and driving), so usually someone else texts for me,” Van Waardhuizen said.



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Opinions Crafty Bulldogs

T-shirt scraps make unique bracelet in three simple steps

I hope you saved those T-shirt scraps from last week because we are using them for this week’s project. If you didn’t keep the scraps or didn’t do last week’s project, don’t worry. You can cut up an old T-shirt or go to a craft store, like Michael’s, and purchase a small amount of T-shirt material fabric. What you need: Scissors Scraps or T-shirt material Ruler

STEP 1 Cutting & Knotting You will need to cut six strands of T-shirt material that are 20 inches long and about an inch thick. Once you have your six strands, tie them in a knot at one end, leaving the strands free on the other.

STEP 2 Braiding This is a bit tricky if you have never done a six-strand braid before. I will break the process into steps and pictures. If it is too difficult to figure out how from my explanation, it is super easy to do a quick search on YouTube or Google for a tutorial. Make sure you spread the strands out so that they form a fan shape.

Step One: Take the outermost left strand and cross it over the strand to its right. Next, take the same strand that you just crossed over the other and cross it under the next strand to its right.

Braiding Continued Step Two: Take the outermost right strand and cross it over the strand to its left. Next, take the same strand that you just crossed over the other and cross it under the next strand to its left. Step Three: Take the two strands in the middle (the ones that were doing the crossing) and cross the left strand over the right. Step Four: Repeat steps one and two, but when you get to step three, cross the right strand over the right.

Step Five: Continue repeating steps one and two on each side, but alternating the middle strand crossings: left to right, right to left. Continue braiding until you reach the length you want your bracelet to be.

If you enjoyed this project, or even if you have suggestions of what could have been done better, I would love to hear your feedback. Email me at giovanna.zavell@ and also share pictures of your version of this project on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #craftybulldogs.

Securing Once you have finished braiding the length you want, split the strands into two groups of three. Knot both groups individually and then knot the two groups together, leaving a gap from the end of the bracelet to the knot. This is a cloth version of a clasp to keep the bracelet together. Once you have made your loop, you can put the bracelet around your wrist and put the other ends know through the loop.

Anna Zavell Columnist

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



ANNA ZAVELL shows students how to make a creative bracelet with leftover scraps from last week’s pillow project. All you need is scissors, a T-shirt and a ruler for this project. ANNA ZAVELL | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER


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Dear Lucy, My roommate and I have been good friends for a year now, but since we started living together, we haven’t really been getting along. Our friend groups are different, and her friends tend to visit at odd hours. They’re loud, don’t knock when they enter and are generally rude and disrespectful toward my stuff and me. I don’t want to loose my friendship, but I feel like I’m losing my mind. Help!

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Roommates can be a sticky situation. I’ve been over this before. But what do you do when it isn’t your roommate, but their friends? You could mention it to your roommate, but casually suggesting that they hang out elsewhere might not go over well. You could mention it individually to those that are disrespecting your space and items, yet something tells me they might not listen to your opinion if they are being rude to you. You could also take means to protect your items by keeping them tucked away, but how do you protect bigger or commonly used pieces like a TV or a fridge? In my opinion, you might want to take advantage of the options you have and follow all avenues. Letting people know you aren’t comfortable with how you are being treated is something that everyone has to step up and do at some point in their lives. Expressing this to your friend, their friends and letting your RA know that there is a problem would be my first step. From there, address your items and then the actions that make you uncomfortable. At the same time, look at how you’re responding to these people. Are you yelling because they put their feet on your ottoman? You need to consider the golden rule and how you are handling your situation. Now, this isn’t to say your reactions delegate how these people react to you, but I am saying that it is a factor you need to consider. In the end, if things do not improve, consider the relationships you hold dear.

Is it worth it to stay friends with someone who lets others disrespect you? Is that a healthy friendship? If you are so stressed and concerned that you are feeling like you are losing your mind, then maybe it would be worthwhile to walk away from that person and their friends. If the solution is solved and you still feel stressed, worried or anxious, then it is time to reach out for assistance. The Drake University Counseling Center is available at (515) 271-3864 and offers a variety of assistance to students and staff.

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Newspaper promotes marketplace of ideas

If you’re a student here at Drake University, you’ve probably had a meal at Hubbell. You’ve probably had meals you really enjoyed, and meals that might not have been your favorite. Did you ever consider whether or not what you shoveled into your mouth was healthy or not? In my opinion piece from last week, I wrote briefly on the subject of Hubbell Dining Hall and Quad Creek Cafe, discussing the after effects some students suffer from. I briefly touched on the idea that food being served to us might not be helping us all take off those few extra pounds. This week, I’m leaving Quad alone, and focusing my attention on Hubbell. I also did some research. Be prepared to be hit with some hard-hitting facts about your food. I gathered my research from Sodexo’s Drake website. Sodexo provides the food services for Drake. On this website, I clicked the link that talked about Hubbell. The Hubbell page has a link titled Health, and on that page you can find something called the Nutrition Calculator. With this tool, you can search anything that Hubbell serves, and see all of the nutrition facts. That delicious cheese pizza? 250 calories. Those mouth-watering 7-layer bars? An astounding 570. The soups, which are perfect for the Iowa winter soon to come, were relatively slimming. Most of them were under 100 calories. These may be a healthier choice. Salads are something you can’t really look up on the calculator and get an accurate answer. It all depends on how you build it. When building a salad, don’t go crazy with the dressing. The website also had some interesting tips to live by. Take two trips through the line. Look at all the options, and then make your decision. When you do it all in one trip, you often grab everything that looks good, and end up with too much on your plate. They also suggest getting a “real meal.” Don’t just get a bunch of little things. They suggested something like getting a soup, a salad, and then a main dish. Of course, eat more fruits and vegetables — those are always great. Sharing also helps in the attempt to not gain weight. See something you want to try, but are not sure if you’ll really like

Open discussion encouraged Hubbell has healthy options The Times-Delphic serves as an open forum for students, faculty, administrators and the Drake neighborhood. We have always encouraged the insight of our readers and are committed to fostering intelligent conversation about the content published in our weekly paper. This concept was recently put to the test when a reader questioned the printing of an advertisement in our publication. The question became a learning moment for me, as well as my staff, as our knowledge of media law and First Amendment rights was tested. While a student publication does not legally operate under the First Amendment, The Times-Delphic functions under this standard as staff writers and editors transition into the professional world of journalism. Mark Kende, director of the Constitutional Law Center at Drake University, said the United States tends to stray from censorship in lieu of counter speech. The Times-Delphic, too, embraces this idea through free and open expression in all four sections of the publication, including advertisements. We feel this principle contributes to a marketplace of ideas in order to educate students and readers


about certain issues. Last September, the case Educational Media Company v. Insley reached the Supreme Court, which ruled in favor of two student newspapers, The Cavalier Daily and Collegiate Times, to print alcohol-related ads in their respective publications. The Times-Delphic holds a content-neutral stance on print ads and welcomes the publication of all advertisements, unless the ad promotes illegal activity. “Publications have a First Amendment right to protect advertisements that are legal for your audience to use,” said Frank LoMonte, executive director of the Student Press Law Center. Under the Educational Media Company v. Insley Case, alcoholic ads were deemed acceptable for publication because the majority of readers can legally consume alcoholic beverages. While The Times-Delphic openly accepts advertisements, I ask that you the reader act as a responsible and informed individual. “There is no liability or responsibility if the claims of the advertisement turn out to be false,” LoMonte said. If you have questions, ask them. If you are unhappy with the content published, then submit a letter to the editor.

An open dialogue is necessary to ensure The Times-Delphic produces robust content, open to interpretation and welcome to continued conversation.

If you want your voice to be heard by readers, submit a letter to the editor online at

Courtney Fishman Editor-in-Chief

Fishman is a junior public relations and magazines double major and can be reached at courtney.fishman@

Deadpool deserves honest adaptation It’s official. The comic book anti-hero Deadpool is getting his very own movie, set for 2016. If you’re unsure who that is, I’ll refresh you. Deadpool is a Marvel comic’s character created in 1991 and certainly isn’t your typical protagonist. Deadpool is frequently vulgar and gross. He can’t die, much like Wolverine, so he’ll occasionally get his head or arm cut off, only to put it back on. But, perhaps his most distinguishing feature is that he breaks the fourth wall. For those of you who aren’t smelly geeks like me and actually have a life, that means he’s aware of what’s going on. He knows he’s in a comic book, he knows you’re watching him and he’ll frequently make references to that very fact. He may talk to the author of the comic book or joke about the large speech bubbles popping out of his mouth. Without a doubt, this isn’t your usual comic book character. He’s neither appropriate for children nor is the humor mature enough for adults. But, he has his own distinct identity and people eat it up anyway, including me. So why am I informing you of all this information? You’re probably thinking it’s because comic books are all I talk about and this particular column will be no different. Well… you’re partially wrong. I am more eager to talk

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about how this movie, and others like it, have and will be handled, than, for instance, ideal casting choices (though we all know it’s going to be Ryan Reynolds.) Deadpool is a violent character. To properly treat the character right and respect the source material the movie needs to be

Ned Leebrick-Stryker Columnist rated R. There’s no ifs, ands or buts. More than likely, though, it will be rated PG-13. See, Deadpool is a character from the X-Men universe and the film itself will take place in the same on-screen continuity that Hugh Jackman and Jennifer Lawrence currently occupy. Also, movies with large budgets, like this one, are bound to have the potential to make

more money and often to make more money when they are PG13. But problems occur when properties like this get “nerfed” or made more appropriate. I don’t believe a story should be weighed down on what came before, in fact, it should try to carve it’s own identity. But it should also try to respect the tone and characters already established. In this situation, an R rating is a must. Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy and Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings adaptations are great examples of respecting source material while finding new ways to implement a creative vision. In Nolan’s case, the concept and themes of the Batman were very much kept alive. Villains were changed and plotlines differed, but at its core, it still had the essence of what Batman stories should be. Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” were faithful to the books, but scenes were cut that were deemed unnecessary and switched some around for pacing. Some characters roles were expanded and even some new scenes were added, all for the good of storytelling. Interestingly enough, a counter example would also be from Peter Jackson. His “Hobbit” series, despite its fans, are the

opposite of changes for the benefit of storytelling. The films are cynically made, with what feels like little passion and more of an attempt to capitalize on Middle Earth one more time. “The Hobbit” was originally a short children’s book by J.R.R Tolkien that could be read in a day. Jackson has expanded that now three, three hour slogs. Subplots are boring, fan service is cheesy, the pacing is sluggish and it ends up feeling utterly pointless. Did Peter Jackson truly have anything to say with these films or where they just studio

it? Share it with a friend, and get something you know you’ll like. This way you don’t eat double the amount of food. Our schedules may get crazy. You might have three classes in a row, which doesn’t give you a lunch break in between. Some students don’t get to eat until 4 p.m. If this applies to you, make sure you bring snacks. Most professors are completely OK with food in the classroom. Just don’t make a mess. Snacking helps so when you actually get time to eat a full meal, you don’t over do it. When you do go to Hubbell, even though it is buffet style, hold off on that second serving. Wait 1520 minutes to make your decision about more food. Your stomach can digest the food you’ve already ate in that time, and then you can make that important decision. So basically, yes, Hubbell can be healthy. It’s all about moderation. As long as you don’t choose the pizza or any fried foods every single time you eat there, you shouldn’t be fine. There are also sources available to help you make healthy decisions. There’s the website I previously mentioned,, and it helps lots of people with their food choices. You can enter what you ate for the day, or what you are thinking about eating, and it will tell you how many calories you probably took in, and how much of your daily values you’ve also had. Hopefully this article will help you make the right food choices. After all, who wants that freshman 15?

Molly Adamson Columnist

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

mandates? I’m leaning towards the latter. Sorry, “Hobbit” fans. My point is, Deadpool deserves a great adaptation. Really, all properties do. We need to respect what’s been established in concurrence with a creative vision from those in a different industry. If Fox can somehow find this article and take heed of my advice, I think we’ll be in for a treat. Don’t disappoint me.

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

Yik Yak negativity provides childish, ‘high school’ environment

Can we be real for two seconds? We’ve all got the propensity to be a little bit mean. Whether that is outward or secretly, we’ve all said something about someone with negativity strapped to it. That being said: Yik Yak has got to stop. I came to Drake University in the fall of 2013, not very comfortable and not very sociable. I barely had any friends by this same time last year. But I was comforted by one notion — how nice and genuine this campus was. So maybe I hadn’t met a group of people I felt I meshed well with, but at least I thought I found a campus filled with people who were at least genuine people. I met so many individuals who were nice and filled with life here. It was the one positive thing I could tell my mother whenever I was on the phone with her. But Yik Yak has decimated that reality for me. Or, I guess, decimated that fantasy.

Yik Yak is disappointing because it allows every single person on this campus to vocalize their mean, hostile thoughts to the public. Anonymous apps weren’t invented when the phrase “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all,” had first come into being. Now it’s “If you don’t have anything nice to say, say it anonymously.” And how depressing is that? Guys, you aren’t in high school anymore. Do you have to carry the bullying concept to college, especially Drake? Just because you turned 18 doesn’t mean you’re exempt from being called a bully. As a matter of fact, it’s not even being a bully. It’s being a bad person. There is more to life than anonymously hurting people. For example, pizza. Why bully someone anonymously when pizza exists? I know a lot of things, but you know who I know that

would never purposefully hurt anyone? Pizza.

Jeff Hersheway Columnist You’re not talking to a brick wall when you’re posting to Yik Yak. You’re posting to an entire interconnected network that thousands of people can look at and judge. Calling a fraternity or sorority

stuck up won’t make you seem any more endearing. Leaving a specific person’s name on Yik Yak won’t get you any closer to a date. And more importantly, hurting people won’t make you feel any less hurt by the world. We’re all struggling. That’s what I, most of you and most of the world forget all the time. Our words carry weight, no matter how innocent they seem when leaving our mouths or fingertips. Next time you’re in Helmick Commons in between classes, look at the people who are walking on the sidewalks around you. You may think that, since you can’t hear anyone talking about their problems out in the open, it’s perfectly silent. It’s not. I can tell you, no matter whose head you sneak a peek into, the anxiety, pain and fear make it deafening. We’re all here, trying our best, a lot of us trying to be the best version of us we can possibly be.

Shed your unconfident skin full of gossip, rude comments and all the insecure imperfections it comes with. We’ve all been hurt or are hurting. As the world famous Disney philosopher Vanessa Hudgens once said, “We’re all in this together.” But for real. Yik Yak is no place to hurt fellow students. I came to Drake and was instantly comforted by the fantasy that everyone here got along, and no one was purposefully mean to one another based upon minor insecurities. I came to Drake to leave high school behind. Let’s make my fantasy a reality. Hersheway is a sophomore advertising and writing double major and can be reached at jeffrey.


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Opinions Bulldogs without Borders


Safety offers room for growth Opportunites abound in Spain Sandy Hook, Columbine and Virginia Tech. For many of us, these are not just names of schools, they are words that we associate with school shootings. In the last week, two shootings just off of campus have had students talking about how safe we truly are. Growing up in Des Moines, I knew that the Drake neighborhood did not have the best reputation. Before I started at Drake, I met up with a friend who walked me around campus. He pointed out buildings and even mentioned what areas I should avoid. I wasn’t surprised. However, we are only one month into the school year and two shootings in one week is kind of scary. The latest shooting happened at the McDonald’s across the street from Drake. It is scary to think that I might be walking around the Drake neighborhood and end up in the morgue later that night. I do not want to sound like I am discounting the hard work of Drake Public Safety or Des Moines Police, but there needs to be something more done by all of us. I fear for the future of the Drake neighborhood. I do not want our school to be defined by shootings near campus.

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Although the shootings are scary, they do not make me afraid to come to school or continue with my everyday life. While we may not have had any active shooters on campus, having them nearby is too close for comfort. To add to it, timing could not have been worse. The first shooting was Sept. 17, when a man was shot in the buttocks. While this happened, many were enjoying the Bucksbaum Lecture at the Knapp Center, featuring Tim Gunn. The second shooting happened in early morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 20, Parents Weekend. Yes, with many students’ parents on campus for the weekend, shots were fired at the McDonald’s right across the street from campus. Drake does have a great system informing students of dangerous situations on campus. For both situations, I received numerous emails and phone calls from the university informing me of the most up-to-date information on the situation and how to stay safe. Many colleges have systems in place. However, Drake has a system that is working and these last two events have shown that Drake’s system works in emergencies. If there were an active shooting

situation on campus, I would feel comfortable in the systems that Drake Public Safety has worked on to help us stay safe. Although some students may feel a little uneasy with the latest instances near campus, it is something we can grow from. We need to help protect the Drake neighborhood, and work as a community to take care of it and change the reputation. We do not want to end up like other schools whose names are associated more with violence than the quality education they provide.

Alex Payne Columnist

Payne is a junior broadcast news major and can be reached at

Yik Yak degrades students, campus As Student Body President, I feel a need to express some of my thoughts on the Yik Yak app. Over the past several weeks, many of us have become more aware of a social media app called Yik Yak. As I have been observing the Drake community’s use of this app, I am disappointed at the hurtful, demeaning, racist, homophobic, bullying and general poor taste that students have displayed. Some of the posts I’ve seen are downright hurtful. This app is harming our community. If you post something, the least I can do is ask you to consider how it will affect others. This app is being used to not only degrade the student body, but Drake University as a whole. This reflects poorly on current students, prospective students, faculty, administration and alumni. Drake is supposed to be an inclusive community that supports each student — not to anonymously put others down.

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Drake isn’t the only institution created under good intentions. in the U.S. having problems with I hope students never intend to this app. Peer institutions like hurt one another, and recognize Creighton University and Elon the impact they are making on University have expressed their others. Am I asking that students concerns over the past few weeks delete Yik Yak? No. I’m asking, as as well. a fellow Drake student, for us to The student body president act as respectful and responsible at Creighton sent a message out members of our community. to students encouraging them all to delete the app. While this was a very bold effort, I’m not sure how effective it would be at Drake. Historically, if you ban something, or encourage people to get rid of it, psychologically we become even more aware of it and drawn to it. Look at the tale of “banned books” from libraries over the past hundreds of years. The Joey Gale moment you “ban” a book, it generates conversation and Columnist excitement, which leads to even more popularity. For me, I don’t care that students have the app because I know it can have Gale is a senior marketing major positive value for our campus if and is student body president. He can used correctly. I believe it was be reached at

Addressing the misleading advertisement In the most recent two editions of The Times-Delphic I have noticed an advertisement for the AGAPE Pregnancy Center here in Des Moines. I am concerned about this organization because they are known to be what is termed a “crisis pregnancy center.” Crisis pregnancy centers are largely fronts for anti-choice, anti-abortion organizations and

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they are known for providing misleading information to young women who may be facing an unplanned pregnancy. While their ads lead women to believe they offer free services, they do not offer comprehensive reproductive information. I find it deeply troubling and problematic that The Times-Delphic is taking advertising money from

these deceptive and harmful organizations. At the very least, if you must take its money, publish a disclaimer next to the ad so young women won’t be fooled into thinking they can get free health care, when what they get is propaganda and harmful lies. Thank you, Beth Younger Associate professor of English

Comforting foods for cool weather Seasonal recipes offer unique fall flair

Story by Molly Lamoureux The air is getting cooler, the leaves are changing color, pumpkin spice lattes and scarves replace lemonade and tanks and we’re all craving that feel-good food that comes with the season. The C-store is great for midnight Ben & Jerry’s runs, but it can’t quite supply the same homemade snacks that bring warmth and comfort on a cold October afternoon. These recipes will satisfy that autumn craving without breaking your bank, and you can prepare them right in the coziness of your own dorm kitchen. For a how-to guide on how to make these seasonal-inspired recipes, visit the website www.

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In the mood for crunch? Make your own Cinnamon and sugar pita chips. Here’s what you need: • 6 pieces of pita bread • 1/2 cup of melted butter • 3 tablespoons of cinnamon • 2 tablespoons of white sugar


Nutella Puppy Chow Nutella fanatic? Make your own nutella puppy chow.

Here’s what you need: • 1/2 cup of butter • 1 cup of Nutella • 3/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips • 3/4 cup of white chocolate chips • 2/3 cup of hazelnuts (optional) • 12oz box of Chex cereal • 3 cups of powdered sugar

If you are planning on going abroad, prepare yourself for the adventure of a lifetime. If you aren’t considering abroad studies, give me five minutes to convince you otherwise. Currently, I am a studying economics through an IES program at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, in Barcelona, Spain. My decision to come to Barcelona was actually quite spontaneous, as I don’t speak a word of Spanish and really knew nothing about the city, except that the Cheetah Girls loved it there. The application process wasn’t anything too complicated, just paperwork one would expect when registering into a new school and moving to another country. The biggest challenge before leaving the states was acquiring my visa. However, I got lucky. My program provided legal representation at the Spanish Consulate, so I never even had to make an appointment or a trip to Chicago. Then, to put the icing on the cake, I discovered that tuition was even cheaper at UAB than it is at Drake, and Drake still gives you half of your presidential scholarship. I was ready to get myself on a plane and head to Europe. Fast-forwarding to today, I have been living in Barcelona for almost a month now, and it is the greatest city in the entire world. Barcelona is filled with endless excitement, and the people in the city always have a reason to celebrate. Not to mention, it truly has everything you could want — a beach along the Mediterranean, mountains, Roman ruins, perfect weather, endless shopping, countless restaurants filled with the best food you’ll ever eat and the most laid back, wonderful people. There is always so much to see and do, and being right on the mainland of Europe opens up

endless opportunity for travel. The best feeling is when you’re no longer seen as a tourist, but a local of Barcelona. There’s a little coffee shop in my neighborhood and the cutest waiter knows our orders before we even sit down. My favorite part of study abroad has been how much my eyes, mind and heart have been opened. Europe truly is a different world, and it’s amazing what a different lifestyle they lived compared to America. Everyday I’m still hit with culture shock, whether large or small, and I’ve just learned to accept that their lifestyle is different, not wrong. Also, Barcelona is such a large and international city filled with unique and cultured people from all over, that all it takes is a sense of adventure and your entire viewpoint of the world can change. The world is so much bigger than America, even though we tend to forget that. Grab onto this amazing opportunity that Drake offers, and I promise that you’ll have a journey of a lifetime.

Kaylynn Noethlich Columnist

Noethlich is a sophomore marketing and economics double major and can be reached at kaylynn.


alt-J succeeds in new album

September 2012 was a month that rocked my life. This date marks the time when I was introduced to a debut album by a band that would become one of my all-time favorites. Who’s the band? The British Indie rockers, alt-J (sometimes stylized as ∆, the character that comes from pushing alt and J on an iMac.) Around the time of the album release, I found myself watching the music video for the song “Breezeblocks” on repeat, and showing it to anyone who would watch. From there I would tell anyone with good taste to listen to the “An Awesome Wave” album on Spotify, and if they liked it, to buy it. What’s great about “An Awesome Wave” is that it’s one of those albums that you can play on your turntable and remain satisfied with the same side for quite a few go-rounds without turning it over. With Wave being one of my favorite albums of all time, I have been looking forward to the next alt-J release for years. In fact, when I saw them play in September of last year, they already had the first track, ready to play. It’s called “Warm Foothills” and we were all beside ourselves at how well it fit in with the rest of their music (and how well Joe Newman could whistle.) I was ready for the new album, which was soon to be known as “This Is All Yours.” But in January of this year, guitar and bassist Gwil Sainsbury left the band. Would the rest of the group be able to write and perform the pieces that would, in a few short months, become “This is All Yours?” Would the sound change? And in July, the group released “Left Hand Free,” a song that was nothing like the true alt-J sound that we all knew and cherished. Was this what the album was to become? Well, everything is just fine.

Turns out, the Sainsbury split was amicable, and he’s still friends with all of his former band-mates. And “Left Hand Free” was a joke track. alt-J’s American label said that one of their singles, “Hunger of the Pine” (which is great, by the way), wasn’t enough of a hit. As a response, the band spat out this track in 20 minutes. Newman said, “I can imagine it appealing to American truckers with ‘Good Riddance to Bin Ladin’ stickers!” So, what’s the take-away from this week’s column? alt-J didn’t disappoint. They remain just as strange, catchy and freaky as ever. I will still love Wave the most, only because I’ve spun it about 40 times, but I still have room in my collection for this album. And I recommend that you make room, too. Also out this week: White Arrows released “In Bardo,” Barbara Streisand released a new duet album called “Partners,” and Chris Brown released “X,” which probably features some new pop hit (as evidenced by his track record, and the single “Loyal.”)

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




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Features Campus Health

Domestic violence addressed

OFSVR aims to educate students Rachel Dupree

Staff Writer

Earlier this month, Drake University’s Office of Sexual Violence Response and Health Relationship Promotion (OFSVR) joined the social media world to talk and educate on issues relating to sexual misconduct on campus. Under the Twitter handle @DUvprevention Alysa Mozak, Drake’s OFSVR coordinator, and her two interns are able to reach out and provide information to Drake students. “We’re using it as more of an education tool to promote Alysa’s events and campaigns,” said junior public relations major Lauren McElmeel. Senior rhetoric major Quinn Becker is Mozak’s other intern. “We’re hoping to promote programs as well as provide helpful information about preventing sexual violence, and also what you can do in situations if you are assaulted,” Becker said. “We’ll also be promoting things like VIP, and the other trainings that Alysa has, to make the student body aware that there are resources available to them.” VIP stands for Violence Intervention Partner. The program allows sexual assault survivors to have confidential conversations with a Drake student about their experience with sexual misconduct and steps to take depending on the survivor’s wishes. By calling or texting the number 515-512-2972, survivors can be transferred to a trained sexual assault response advocate and counseled anonymously. Becker said that ideally

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everyone on campus would know about Mozak, her office and her programs, but not everyone does. When asked, junior politics and English major Brayton Deprey admitted that she did not know her options when it came to sexual misconduct on campus. “The only resources I’m aware of would be the health center, or potentially talking to a professor

“There’s more of an effort to end sexual violence now that people are starting to be educated about it.” — Lauren McElmeel, junior

that I felt comfortable talking to, but other than that I don’t know,” Deprey said. Senior biology major Samantha Brenner is part of the VIP program and said she had to do a lot of research and training about sexual misconduct policies on Drake’s campus to become a partner. “One criticism that I have for Drake is that their policies are not very well stated or easy to find. First of all, it was buried in the website. Second of all, you had to go between multiple resources to find everything, so I think if Drake put a little bit more effort into that it would be a helpful resource for students,” Brenner said. Most of Drake’s stance on sexual misconduct can be found in the student handbook, but specific punishments for the assailant are

not stated. Instead of a uniform punishment and zero-tolerance policy, Drake’s policy is to “individually tailor to the circumstances.” Survivors are also encouraged to call 911 and alert authorities, and a campus investigation will be conducted by either Human Resources or the Dean of Students as well. In recent years, Drake has made the effort to change the language of the Bulldog Alerts and Public Safety announcements to include less victim-blaming terminology. First-year students are also taught about sexual violence during welcome weekend, and all incoming students are given the 24-hour VIP hotline’s number. McElmeel has high hopes for the impact the Twitter account can have on the student body. “There’s more of an effort to end sexual violence now that people are starting to be educated about it, and now that it’s becoming a more hot button issue with people,” McElmeel said. “I think a lot of people are poorly educated on how the stereotypes become the story.”

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Campus Activities

Students balance activities Ishaan Arora

Staff Writer

The activities fair, held once every semester, is designed to provide students with beneficial resources to get involved on campus. However, many students have a tendency to sign up for too many organizations, and this can prove to be problematic later on when they are unable to manage their time effectively. “I signed up for too many organizations at the activities fair my freshman year,” said junior public relations major Adam Graves. “That proved to be a major problem because I soon realized I was spending time and effort on organizations I had little or no interest in.” While being a part of several different clubs and organizations offers students opportunities to get involved and develop lifelong leadership skills, it can take its toll on the student’s academic and social life. The question, then, is how to remain involved on campus while also maintaining a successful academic and social life? Graves is part of the Students Activities Board, Student Senate and Fermata the Blue and claims that planning a comprehensive schedule at the beginning of his week has been the key behind him effectively managing his time. “I schedule myself beforehand knowing what I have to do and when I have to do it. After that, I try my best to stick with the schedule at hand,” Graves said. He also warned students against signing up for too much too early. “It’s a lot easier to manage your time once you’re spending it on something you’re really interested in,” Graves said. “Instead of signing up for every

organization students think are mildly interesting to them, care should be taken towards finding just the two or three organizations they are really interested in. This makes it a lot easier.” Junior advertising major Andrew Borg agreed with Graves. “There is a club for everyone out there,” Borg said. “In order to find the right balance between extracurricular activities and school work, students need to find organizations that are the right fit for them.” Part of the problem may be the format of the activities fair itself. “Perhaps students wouldn’t sign up for too many organizations, had they had the opportunity to really look around and understand what each organization has to offer,” Borg said. “Many students have class or other commitments and make it to the activities fair right at the end, when not much time is left. As a result, they end up putting their names down for every club they can so as to not miss out,” Borg said. “It would probably help if the activities fair was held twice a semester in the same week instead of just the once.” Now a member of a fraternity on campus, Borg also happens to be the social activity chair of Drake Hillel and the vice president of the floor hockey club. While he does accept the fact that being a part of so many organizations is oftentimes challenging, he claims he has his own way of dealing with it. “I try to use social activities as a reward at the end of the day, or as a break from work for an hour or two,” Borg said. “This provides me with a good incentive to keep focused on school work.”


Thursday Aaron Watson

Central Iowa Textile Show

Blah Blah Blah Tec

The Country singer performs at Wooly’s.

Come check out handmade textiles.

WHERE: 504 E Locust St. WHEN: Sept 25 at 8 p.m. PRICE: $10-$12

WHERE: 1520 SW Ordinance Rd, Ankeny WHEN: Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. PRICE: Free admission

Josh Wolf

Des Moines Oktoberfest

The comedian performs at Funny Bone.

Celebrate the 11th Annual Des Moines Oktoberfest.

WHERE: 570 Prairie View Dr, West Des Moines WHEN: Sept. 25 PRICE: $10-$17

WHERE: 101 4th St. WHEN: Sept. 26 from 3 p.m. - 1 a.m. PRICE: $12.50

Saturday Harvest Wagon Rides

Enjoy a horse and wagon ride at Living History Farms.

WHERE: 12234 Douglas Parkway, Urbandale WHEN: Sept. 27 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. PRICE: $15

HOLD ON - Live Band.

Watch a rock-n-roll Band perform.

WHERE: 50 SE Laurel St, Waukee WHEN: Sept. 27 from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m PRICE: Free admission


Sunday Iowa Outdoor Expo

Learn how to enjoy the Iowa outdoors.

WHERE: 4343 George Flagg Pkwy WHEN: Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. PRICE: Free admission

Iowa’s Largest Craft Show

Over 300 vendors attend this event.

WHERE: E 30th St. & E University Ave. WHEN: Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. PRICE: $6



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PageEight Campus Profile

Griffin’s love for his work fueled by student interactions Giuliana LaMantia

Staff Writer

Most students at Quad Creek Cafe know Keith Griffin, a staple of Drake University since 2008, by his booming voice and contagious smile. Griffin’s love of life comes from his family, faith and future goals, which can be passed on and resonated in a world too often taken for granted. “Vince (Lovan), the operations manager, we went to church together, and he was looking for a manager, so he asked me if I was looking for some work at that time,” Griffin said. Being around different people is one of Griffin’s favorite parts of working at Drake. “You have people from around the world,” Griffin said. “France, South America, South Africa, China, Austria, Australia. I learn a lot from the diversity.” Griffin enjoys interacting with the students and learning about their futures. “Your world changes,” Griffin said. “You’ll be making policies for me, those going into government. It’s just awesome to see the next wave of shakers and movers.” Griffin’s happiness is undeniably palpable, as students in passing smile and say hello to him by name. Besides his work-life, Griffin is also a father of five children, as well as a pastor at Family Life Diocese. He has lived in Des Moines for most of his life and has fished, a favorite pasttime for more than 30 years. As for the future, Griffin wants to grow in his faith. “Stop working and go into fulltime ministry. That’s my ultimate goal,” Griffin said. He believes his church, work and family are a large part of who he is, and he has learned very much throughout his life, even being that the simplest things hold truth. “Love the people you’re with,

and live every day like it’s your last day,” Griffin said. “Stop and enjoy life. Follow your heart, that’s another one. All those old clichés are true, I can tell you. Everybody has their own life experiences, and you learn to appreciate every day you get.” Griffin’s kindness and passion impacts Drake students by making their day just a little bit better. “When I come to quad and hear his voice, it just instantly puts a smile on your face because he’s such an enthusiastic person,” said sophomore Paul Zazzetti. “Even just doing his job, it’s just a normal job, but he makes it fun.” Griffin’s passion for life rubs off on his co-workers as well. “He keeps the place happy, he tries to motivate people and he’s very friendly with the students. Everybody likes him,” Sodexo employee Sonja Newstrom said. For students, Griffin can always put a smile on their faces. “The other day I was in here and he started singing happy birthday to a girl. Like an opera singer throughout all of Quad, and he just made everyone smile,” said sophomore Claudia Williams. “I just love the fact that he works at Quad with cranky, rude college students, but he’s always smiling and always asks you how your day is going.” Griffin has learned throughout his life to truly appreciate everything he has been given, making him a beacon of happiness to those around him with words of wisdom to go along with it. “No one starts out in the morning thinking ‘I’m not going to come home,’ so that’s why you appreciate everybody around you,” Griffin said. “Enjoy that good weather, enjoy the bad weather. Enjoy what you’ve been given. Don’t get lost. Just do hard work and it all comes, the houses, the money — everything else.” KEITH GRIFFIN has worked at Drake University in the dining halls for six years. Aside from working at Drake, Griffin is also a father of five and a pastor at Family Life Diocese in Des Moines. JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR

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Students share ‘odd jobs’ Coping patterns explained Anna Zavell

Staff Writer

Having a job requires a lot of skills. What most employees aren’t trained for is dealing with awkward situations, except for one job on campus, the phonathon callers. Callers come across all types of conversations. Sometimes, responses or answers to the general questions of “Why did you choose Drake?” “What were some of your favorite things about Drake?” or “Can you share any advice or tips with me?” are unexpected. It’s luck of the draw as to who a caller gets to speak with during his or her shift. “I have never been so blatantly told ‘no’ by an old man in my life,” said sophomore caller Stephen Franzen. “The conversation started off rocky. The man I was speaking to was 85 and very hearing impaired. I had to repeat who I was more times than when I first moved to Drake as a first-year. When he finally understood who I was, he was more than willing to talk about his time here on campus, and mostly, his wife. After eight minutes, I asked for a donation. I was ready for a very simple no because of the long pause on the other end, but what the old man said left me speechless. He said ‘my wife and I are both in our mid-80s and living off of Social Security and in diapers. So no, we cannot give you any money.’ That was the strangest ‘no’ I have ever gotten, but it oddly lifted my spirits because of how funny and odd it was.” Callers talk to all kinds of people. The chatty Kathy, the grumpy old man who hangs up the phone and the sweet old lady who wants to hear about your time. Sometimes the stories that callers hear are inspirational. “I was talking to a really nice

guy who graduated in 1957 who told me a very shocking story,” said first-year caller Natalie Chin. “He was explaining how when he went to Drake, every applicant had to take a test that would determine if he or she got into the school or not. When he got his results, he saw that he was not accepted, and attended a different university. He later found out that he was not accepted because, at the time, Drake had a quota about letting in African Americans, which restricted his ability. He brought this to the school’s attention and did later attend Drake and graduated with many accomplishments and also asked to teach on campus. I thought his story was amazing and made me feel inspired for the rest of the day. The most uncomfortable situations arise when people share just a little bit too much information. “I was talking to a guy who was in Greek life, which seemed to be his favorite part of college,” said first-year Meghan Walters. “He explained that Greek life was very different during his time, and described it more as like ‘Animal House.’ He said that him and his brothers decided to throw water balloons over the fence or balcony of their house, except the balloons weren’t filled with water. They were filled with pee. It definitely was something I never want to experience in my life.” The worst is dealing with death. “My first phone call during my first shift was definitely memorable,” said first-year caller Julianna Baalson. “The lady on the phone proceeded to describe her method for suing a nearby hospital because her husband had recently passed away. I didn’t know what to do.”


Sarah Mondello

Staff Writer

Many have done it — used some technique to help get over the darker times. Whether it is to relieve stress, anxiety, grief over the loss of a loved one or even just to relax, we all have found ways to cope with the events around us. However, some take it to more extremes than others. Coping mechanisms can easily lead to addictions, and some of these include, but are not limited to: reliance on drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling, compulsive eating and exercise, excessive technology use and work. Though these may not be the best choices when it comes to coping with the unpleasant experiences in our lives, they are among the most socially accepted norms. There are even more out there that are lesser known and, though they may be strange, contain more health benefits than one might think. For example, beer baths are helpful in muscle relaxation due to the sedative qualities of the herb “hops” found in the drink. And jumping rope is also physically beneficial. Exercise is known to relieve stress, and with the added emotional benefit of pleasant childhood memories associated with the activity, it can be just the five-minute boost you need. So, why would some people choose to engage in particularly odd behaviors such as these, and others, like chronic piercing and tattoos, in response to emotionally stressful or traumatic events and experiences? Simply put, why do humans cope in certain ways?

The particular coping response some adopt is directly related to how we experience an event. Due to a stressor such as a deadline or an unexpected accident, a person’s view of the world is forced to change. At this point, the person consciously chooses either to process or avoid the situation (including both thinking and talking about it.) Coping mechanisms don’t happen on their own, but rather are the direct result of how a person mentally reacts to the event, according to Assistant Professor of Psychology Steven Lancaster. “The most common response is resilience. Seventy percent or more of people show resilience within a month later, and most people don’t develop disorders,” Lancaster said. Dr. Mardi J. Horowitz, a psychiatrist, called the stress response syndrome a failure to adapt, with other symptoms including avoidance and intrusive thoughts. People cease to engage in enjoyable activities out of fear. Instead, they go into withdrawal. Preexisting personality factors, neuroticism (emotional stability) and general coping ability in life are all predictors of these responses. “All of it is at an individual level,” Lancaster said. “Which makes studying this area very difficult, and a huge range of coping mechanisms, not one way to respond.” People recover by doing what they least often want to do: consciously analyzing the occurrence and talking it over with others. “We encourage people to stay

involved in your social network, even though it’s difficult, to keep up a normal routine and to maintain a good diet,” Lancaster said. “And we encourage people not to use and abuse substances.” According to Lancaster, some of the typical coping mechanisms include guilt, withdrawal from social situations, physical symptoms such as upset stomach and the use and abuse of substances. “Probably more idiosyncratic is that among women who have been sexually assaulted, some seem to become hypersexual after childhood abuse. This involves increased risk-taking behavior and hypersexuality as a way to take back control, because it’s all about control. People feel like an event was totally out of their control, and they want to know how they can change that,” Lancaster said. Other strange coping techniques include showering, crying to release emotion, jaw massages, a relaxing herbal bath, opening the windows, turning out the lights, ironing, shouting, writing haikus and poetry, acupuncture, brushing the skin and forcing the mind to consider the worst-case-scenario. “When you find that your experience is overwhelming, that’s when you want help,” Lancaster said. “Talk to a professional outside of campus. We will ask: ‘How is it affecting your life?’ And when we start seeing that impairment of functioning, that’s when we say it’s probably time to get help.”




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Features Behind the Runway

The Times-Delphic sits down with Tim Gunn Courtney Fishman


Last Wedensday, Drake University hosted Tim Gunn as the 33rd Martin Bucksbaum Lecture. The Times-Delphic spoke with Gunn about the challenges of the fashion industry, the 13th season of “Project Runway” and his growth as an artist and mentor.


Times-Delphic: You’re an advocate for plus size models in the industry. How do you think there’s a pressure to stay thin for these individuals?

Tim Gunn: Well, it’s such a huge conundrum for me. The fashion industry, writ-large, is always looking for a new muse to hold up and say this is what everyone should look like, and it’s very unnerving. The industry does react. There was a time when there was an outcry against eating disorders. That so many models on the runway had very palpable, demonstrable eating disorders, and that was sending a bad message to young women and women everywhere, period … I got into a lot of trouble last fall because I was asked the question — I didn’t speak out on my own — by The Huffington Post about how I felt about transgender maleto-females on the runway, and I said I was very much against it. Because once again the fashion industry found another body type that was unattainable by most women. Because when you have the transgender surgery and hormones to go from maleto-female, it doesn’t alter your skeleton, and men don’t have hips. So, it’s a serious issue.


TD: We’re in Des Moines, Iowa, and the Midwest isn’t known for their fashion taste. What is your advice for staying on-trend in the flyover states? TG: I have to say this is the bestdressed crowd of students I’ve ever been before, quite honestly. So, I’m going to be an advocate for Des Moines style or certainly Drake University style.


TD: What are some of your style guidelines you think everyone should follow?

TG: My advice is the same for everyone, regardless of gender or age or lifestyle. The key to getting your fashion right has to do with three elements, that sound intangible, but in fact when they’re in harmony and balance they work beautifully. The three elements are: silhouette, proportion and fit. That’s what it’s all about. You can have a stunning wardrobe that you spend a fortune on, but if the fit isn’t right, the proportions

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aren’t right — then forget it. You’re not going to look you’re best. I really believe on shopping on a budget. I don’t believe expensive clothes are necessary, I don’t even believe in buying them. I say all the time, that $2,400 dress, can’t you spend half as much and still have something that’s fantastic, and give the balance to charity. Do something for people.


TD: You’re most notably known through your role on “Project Runway.” The show is now on its 13th season, is the show losing it’s value with so many years on TV?

TG: Our ratings have never been higher … I’ve never been as invigorated and inspired by another season as much as I have this one — Season 13. And I have to say, I felt it at the auditions, I try to attend all the auditions, and I asked designers, very talented, mature people, we’ve never seen you before, why now? I’m used to seeing a lot of the same designers over and over again, and this was a whole fresh crop. And they said, well the economy is better and this is a better time for my brand. This really is a launching pad and catalyst for getting their brands out there.


TD: Were there any stand out contestants at New York Fashion Week?

TG: We had nine designers show at the “Project Runway” show because we can’t show our hand about who the finalists are. We have to show the same number of designers who are currently on the season. I’ve never seen a stronger group of shows, to be honest. I thought they were sensational.


TD: What are a few items that all college students should have in their wardrobe?

TG: They should have a darkwash pair of jeans, no fraying or distressing. They should have a good white top, like you’re wearing, and frankly a blazer, like you’re wearing. When I say blazer I don’t mean a classic Brooks Brothers navy with gold buttons, I mean something that represents you. It’s the easiest way to dress up a pair of jeans.


TD: What is a creative process for you as an artist?

TG: I spend a lot of time with the conceptual process, the whole conceptualization, and nail it then. I will say, as a sculptor, I work three dimensionally. There is a transition from two dimensions to three, but I have enough experience now that I can anticipate what that is. My point is that at the end of that conceptualization process, I nail

it. Like, that’s it, and then I move forward. If I decide somewhere in the making, “Oh, I’d like to make these alterations,” I simply finish it and then refine it. For me, and this is very personal, having the process be wholly organic and have it just grow and develop is entirely too nervous making. My personal work is very architectural, so it really is about construction.


TD: What advice would you like to share with the students of Drake University? TG: Be a sponge. Just take everything you possibly can, in, and when presented with a lot of course options, take risks. Don’t always gravitate to the things that you know, and the things you know you’ll enjoy and possibly benefit from — take some risks, throw the dice. In my experience as a student, and more importantly as a teacher and an administrator, the courses that students would resist the most, in so many cases, became the classes that were so vitally important to them, and really changed their whole way of thinking.


TD: Talking about the unexpected, did you see yourself becoming this household name?

TG: Oh you flatter me. Of course not. I thought I would retire at Parsons, I never dreamed of leaving … I wasn’t paid to be on the show. I went into season two, and I wasn’t paid. At the end of season two, I was at a GLAAD media award dinner in Los Angeles, and I met the man who would become my agent. And he said to me something about who represents you, and I said no one. And he said what do you mean? You’ve done two seasons of the show, and I said well I’m not paid anything, why do I need representation? And he said you’re not paid anything? I said no it’s reality television, no one gets paid, and he said “oh we need to talk,” and the rest is history.

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TD: How do you apply “Make it Work” to a lifestyle?

TG: Oh, I say it to myself everyday. Life is rife with frustration and uncertainties and derailments, and we can’t run away from it. We have to face it and examine it and make it work. It’s about taking the situation that’s at hand, and turning it around. I find that with each “make it work” moment that I have had, and certainly that my students have had, it’s like putting more arrows into your quiver, or ingredients into your medicine bag. You just have more resources that you bring with you to whatever the next problem that you need to solve will be.

TIM GUNN gives the 33rd annual Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series. The Times-Delphic was able to sit down with Gunn and talk about fashion, “Project Runwway” and his life as an artist. JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR

Gale’s love of leadership drives his hard work

Cole Norum

Staff Writer

Above Joey Gale’s computer hangs a bulletin board, on which are tacked a colorful painting and a slogan from the campaign that got him elected as Vice President of Student Life in the Spring of 2013. But it is the piece of white paper with a small portrait of Theodore Roosevelt that Gale is most fond of. A streak of neon yellow is traced over the words, “Who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Gale sums exactly what Roosevelt’s words mean to him as he begins his final year of serving his peers, now as Student Body President. “Don’t do it at all, or do it big,” Gale said. A senior working towards a degree in marketing with concentrations in information systems and leadership, Gale has been involved in student leadership since arriving at Drake four years ago. Working closely with upperclassmen as a freshman has helped shape Gale’s leadership approach. “When I was a first-year, there

were a lot of seniors who really spent time with me, working with me, almost, in a sense, developing me,” Gale said. Now it is his turn to demonstrate to others the leadership skills he has honed over his time at Drake, and, as a representative elected by his peers, Gale understands the

“Obviously the most important people here are the students, so we wanted to build goals off of what they wanted.” — Joey Gale, Drake senior

demands of his role. “I always like to say I’m not the student senate president, but the student body president,” Gale said. “When I look at my position, I really think of ‘The Drake Experience.’” Contributing to a “Drake Experience” that is more dynamic and inclusive than when he began his presidency is one of Gale’s highest aspirations. It also has


him seeking every piece of input available to him in order to better understand the student body and its collective experience at Drake. At the beginning of August, Gale, Vice President of Student Life, Josh Duden, and Student Senate distributed a survey to better assess the similar needs of a diverse student population. The questions ranged from students’ thoughts on the cost of student activity fees to what two things they would change about the Drake Experience. The result is The Senate 60, a comprehensive list of 60 goals, initiatives and projects passed unanimously on Sept. 18 that Gale and his fellow representatives wish to accomplish by the end of May 2015. The democratic approach taken this term was in stark contrast to past years’ efforts. “Last year we had something called ‘The Senate 50.’ The Senators just sat down in a room one day and were like, ‘Here’s 50 goals.” Gale said. “Obviously, the most important people here are the students, so we wanted to build goals off of what they wanted.” But it is also Gale’s experiences

JOEY GALE serves as the Student Body President and is passioante for leadership, academics and his work. SAM FATHALLAH | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER outside of Drake that have influenced him and his approach to his position of leadership. Gale attended a seven-day, intensive leadership training at the LeaderShape Institute, a program that Dean of Students Sentwali Bakari has facilitated sessions for in the past. “It’s a very well developed program that actively makes you think about how you are perceived

as a leader,” Gale said. But what else guides the man determined to see 60 goals realized by the end of his term less than nine months away? It comes from a quote, but it doesn’t hang on the bulletin board above his computer. It comes from the program he attended. “A healthy disregard for the impossible.”



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Sports Football

Drake overcomes penalty issues, wins 21-6

Bulldogs top Marist in strong defensive showing Saturday Austin Cannon

Managing Editor

SOPHOMORE TIGHT END ANDREW YARWOOD catches a pass during Drake’s 21-6 win over Marist Saturday. NICOLE DOHM | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

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It was sometimes sloppy, but stingy defense and a timely offense helped the Drake football team overcome Marist on Saturday, 21-6, for its first 2014 Pioneer Football League (PFL) victory. In a game marred with penalties and turnovers, the Drake offense managed to put together three touchdown drives against the lowly Red Foxes. Marist (0-4) had been outscored 77-14 in the three games before Saturday, with only one offensive touchdown. It only managed two field goals Saturday afternoon at Drake Stadium. Drake managed to salvage its forgettable first half when quarterback Andy Rice found receiver Neko Graf in the end zone from eight yards out with 35 seconds left in the second quarter. The Bulldogs took a 7-3 lead into halftime, and that would be enough to even Drake’s record at 2-2. The second Mike Maccarone field goal pulled Marist within one at the 8:34 mark in the third quarter, but Drake answered later in the quarter when running back Conley Wilkins scored from the three-yard line. The Bulldogs made it a twopossession game in the fourth, when the offense marched 80

yards in 14 plays, capped by Rice’s one-yard dive with 5:56 to go. The 21-6 lead would be plenty for the Drake defense. “Our defense played pretty consistently from beginning to end,” said head coach Rick Fox. The Bulldog defense clamped down on the Red Fox running game, only allowing 28 yards — an average of one yard per carry. Marist couldn’t do much through the air either. Marist quarterback Ed Achziger only threw for 172 yards with a 50 percent completion rate. The Drake pass rush was often in the Marist backfield, sacking Achziger and backup Anthony Francis five times. Safties Bob Quilico and Bryan Pisklo accounted for two second half interceptions. The defense had to play well because the Drake offense had a hard time finding consistency. “We gave away too many today,” Rice said. “Again, our defense held up. Those guys are a bunch of animals out there.” Marist picked off Rice three times, including one at the Red Fox five-yard line. The first quarter was again a struggle, as Drake regustered zero offensive yards on eight plays. The quarter was epitomized when a bad option pitch from Rice went behind Wilkins and rolled 14 yards into the backfield. In four games so far, the

Bulldogs have managed only seven first quarter points. “I don’t know what it is that’s going to get us there, but we’re going to keep coaching it like crazy as we move forward,” Fox said. Penalties were also an issue. Both teams accounted for over 200 penalty yards on 12 penalties each. The biggest blow for Drake came when Quilico was ejected for targeting a defenseless receiver. “We’ve got to play more disciplined football,” Fox said. “We’ve got to clean all that stuff up. We got away with that today.” However, after all that, the Bulldogs were still able to keep Marist out of the end zone and had enough flashes of offense to secure the opening game of the PFL season. “You look back, and our three drives were great drives. We converted on third downs and got the ball moving from deep (in our own territory),” Rice said. “We’re confident we can get the job done. We’ve just got to get the little things done.” Drake is off this week and will travel to Jacksonville for an Oct. 4 matchup. “This week is a critical, critical week for our football team because we can get healthy, but there’s also some things that we can tighten down,” Fox said. “We have a little extra time we can put in some adjustments that we need to get in.”


Philips takes singles title Hugunin contributes on and off the field

FRESHMAN BAYO PHILIPS returns a shot during the Roger Knapp Invitational at Drake last weekend. JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR

SENIOR JOHN HUGUNIN wraps up a Grand View ball carrier on a play during the first half of Drake’s season opener on Aug. 30. Huginin was honored for his off-the-field contributions last offseason. JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR

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Bayo Philips was the lone Bulldog to compete when the Drake men’s tennis team hosted the Roger Knapp Invitational last weekend. “When you play four or more players in an event, it counts as a team event. So we try to keep it under four,” said Drake head coach Davidson Kozlowski. “The other guys that were supposed to participate this weekend — one guy’s over-loaded with work ... one guy hasn’t been cleared yet by the NCAA and another player has a hip injury.” The invitational included Creighton University, Gustavus Adolphus College, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Northern Illinois University and University of Missouri-Kansas City. Philips and UMKC’s Brooks Kendall teamed up for the doubles tournament. The pair won its first two matches in the No. 3 flight before falling to Aaron Chalstrom and Harrison Lang from Creighton. “It was my first college match, and my first doubles match in college with different people than I’m used to. The guy I played with yesterday was from a completely different school,” said Philips on Saturday. “But, I enjoyed it.” On the second day, Philips won

three matches en route to the No.1 singles flight title. Philips beat Creighton’s Jake Norman, 6-3, 6-3, to open, then bested Motasem Al-Houri of Gustavus Adolphus College, 6-2, 7-5, in the semi-finals. In the finals, Philips topped Northern Illinois’ Frederic Cadieux, 6-2, 7-6 (3). Philips was exhausted following his title match, but was excited about winning his first collegiate singles tournament. “I feel like I’ve got a lot more work to do. I’m really satisfied right now,” Philips said. “I’m really happy I won, but I feel there’s a lot of things that I could have done better. But yeah, I’m excited.” Kozlowski was also pleased with the day’s results. “What really impressed me was how Bayo, through his matches today, won his first sets comfortably, and then his second set would get closer,” Kozlowski said. “He really played the big points well. So, he had the poise, he was able to regain his focus. So, we were really impressed with his mental state.” In the finals, Philips kept calm as his opponent grew more and more frustrated, even throwing his racket several times. “My game, style anyways, is to kinda stay cool. Sometimes I lose it,” Philips said. “But, especially with a player like that, that’s that hyped, you have to stay more calm.”


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Over the summer, Drake head football coach Rick Fox asked senior All-PFL linebacker John Hugunin how his student teaching was going. “His face lit up,” Fox said. “He said, ‘Coach, I love it. I love teaching.’” Back in July, Hugunin was nominated for the 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works team, a team comprised of college a football players around the country that have made an impact off the field with community service. “It’s a cool thing to be recognized for what you do, but that’s obviously not why you do it,” Hugunin said. The Oswego, Illinois, native is a community service captain for the football team. He coordinated the team’s visits to Blank Children’s Hospital, and he was responsible for signing up his teammates to volunteer at Special Olympics. He also participates in the team’s weekly reading program at local elementary schools. Before he came to Drake, Hugunin was a volunteer coach for his younger brother’s different teams. But, Drake opened the door to more opportunities. “I really didn’t have the platform to do it at children’s

hospital or Special Olympics or things like that,” Hugunin said. “Drake kind of exposed me to those.” Hugunin, a menace to opposing offenses that led the PFL in tackles last year, scheduled patient visits for him and his teammates at Blank. They go from room to room, talking and playing games with the kids. “It makes it so much fun to go in there and know that you made people happy that day,” Hugunin said. “Just by going in, being yourself, saying ‘hi’ and spending a little time with them. It’s so rewarding that it’s fun to do.” He also jumped at the chance to help put on Special Olympics. “My cousin actually has autism, and so that was something that I really wanted to kind of get in with,” Hugunin said. Hugunin and his teammates run a football station at the once a year event, teaching Olympians the basics of passing, catching and kicking. In some ways, Hugunin is the product of Drake football’s community service culture. Up and down the roster, players are volunteering their time off the field. “I know every year, there’s a whole bunch of guys going into Coach Fox’s office, coming up with different ideas of things to do, and it’s really kind of developed,” said

linebacker Mike Cardamore. “It’s come to a point where everyone’s trying to get involved with whatever way they can. “Obviously, you see a guy like John who’s doing so much and it kind of challenges everyone else to raise up and meet his level.” Fox said the only required community service is the elementary school reading program. His players do the rest. “Most of our community service events that we do are ideas that our players have come up with,” Fox said. “That’s what’s so fun.” This isn’t a new trend either. The culture has developed, where more and more players volunteer. Hugunin’s nomination to the Good Works team marks the third straight year a Bulldog has been chosen. The final Good Works team, comprised of 11 FCS, D-II, D-III and NAIA players, will be announced in the coming weeks. Until then, Hugunin can focus on the upcoming season and his aspiring career as a teacher. “My goal is to be a mentor and a role model for generations to come, be somebody that they can say, ‘He made a difference in my life that was a positive one,’” Hugunin said. “I’ve been blessed with so much on the field and off the field that it would be selfish of me not to be able to give back.”




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Bulldogs shut out North Dakota State at home

SOPHOMORE GOALKEEPER KYLYNN MOYER clears a goal kick during Drake’s 3-0 win over North Dakota State at the Cownie Soccer Complex on Sunday. Moyer tallied her third shutout of the season. JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR Colton Warren

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Sophomore goalkeeper Kylynn Moyer registered her third shutout in 10 games as the Drake women’s soccer team topped North Dakota State, 3-0, on Sunday at the Cownie Soccer Complex. “Kylynn is growing with each

game,” said head coach Lindsey Horner. “She is a strong shot stopper and continues to improve with her decisions in distribution and game management.” The Bulldogs got on the board early in the first half on a goal from freshman Rachel Wanninger in the 20th minute. Wanninger connected on a high arching pass that junior Kylie DeHaven sent in

from the midfield circle. Wanninger struck the ball off a bounce, lofting a shot over Bison goalkeeper Sierra Bonham, who charged out to catch the ball but got caught in between. The ball took one bounce before crossing the goal line. The goal marked Wanninger’s first in her collegiate career as a Bulldog.

“It was a good run by Rachel and good ball by Kylie for the first goal,” said Horner. Just nine minutes later, junior Alex Freeman sent a strong cross to junior defensemen Maddie Nelson. Nelson collected the pass at the edge of the box, took one touch and sent a low line drive shot with her left foot off the far post and past Bonham. “Maddie’s goal was off a long ball that we recognized was no longer on to go forward,” Horner said. “So we switched the point of attack and Maddie had a great finish.” The 2-0 lead stood until halftime. It was Nelson’s first goal of the season. “The two first half goals came from balls that turned their backline, and that’s where we are proving to be most dangerous,” Horner said. Freeman essentially iced the game for the Bulldogs when she stole the ball from a Bison defender on an ill-advised pass in the Drake offensive third. Freeman dribbled the ball into the right side of the box and rolled a perfectly placed ball past a diving Bonham to seal the victory for Drake. This was also Freeman’s first collegiate goal. Despite the 3-0 advantage, North Dakota State outshot Drake 17-10 in the match, with a 7-5 tally in shots on goal. Horner was pleased with the result that put Drake right at .500 (5-5) with just one game remaining before Missouri Valley

Conference play. “We feel like we have seen a lot of different styles, formations and quality from our non-conference opponents and should be confident in adapting our attack to be dangerous in each game,” Horner said. Horner also added that the Bulldogs’ schedule will open up in conference play, with a less demanding weekend calendar going forward. “We finally get away from two games in one weekend so there will be a focus on being sharp for 90 minutes without fatigue as an excuse,” Horner said. She sees this being valuable going into a competitive conference schedule. “The MVC season is going to be tight, and one goal could be the difference in a lot of games,” Horner said.

Drake hosts its final non-conference matchup before MVC play begins. TODAY vs. South Dakota 5:30 p.m.

Cross Country


Tough love aims to help, not hurt Top-10 finishers As the famous Tina Turner once asked, “What’s love got to do, got to do with it?” If I had to answer that question in respect to life and college basketball, love has almost everything to do with it. Tough love has absolutely everything to do with it. Tough love is something, regardless of our backgrounds and many walks of life, we all experience. Some of us fail to appreciate the value in it simply because we don’t know any better. Some of us deem it as mean or unfair. But others recognize the act of tough love as the trigger to the growing pains that often decide our fate. I can honestly say I have viewed tough love through the eyes of a pessimist, a “victim,” and someone who truly sees the beauty in being challenged. However, it took me a long time to recognize the latter concept. Tough love is something that has molded me, and continues to

mold me, into everything I want to be one day. It is one of those necessary evils at times. If we don’t have anyone to get in our face, to tell us what we are doing is not good enough or to give us feedback that isn’t always positive, what would we have to shoot for? Essentially nothing. Tough love comes in many forms, but the end result is always the same for those who recognize its value. These people respond to tough love in a way where sympathy is far from the answer. Does tough love hurt? Can it get your panties in a wad? Absolutely. But before you react, listen. Tough love is so easily lost in translation. Chances are the person dishing it out is someone who cares deeply for and believes in you more than you think is possible. Whether it is coming from your parents, your friends, your siblings, your teammates or your coaches, tough love is a privilege. And when we realize exactly that, we begin to respond less

negatively and more positively. We begin to listen and not react. We begin to embrace what is being said and not resist or deny it. And most importantly, we begin to think more of the people who show us what tough love is and not less.

Carly Grenfell Columnist Grenfell is a senior public relations and management double major and can be reached at carly.grenfell@

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The Drake cross country team didn’t have to travel far to place first and second in the Viking Invitational Friday evening at Ewing Park in Des Moines. Both the men’s and women’s teams competed in the meet hosted by Grand View University. The women’s team took first, while the men placed second in their competitions. The Drake women posted seven Top-10 finishes, with junior Krista Maguire leading the pack with a time of 19 minutes and 41 seconds on the five-kilometer course, good for first overall. Head coach Dan Hostager noted Maguire’s work over summer as a key factor to setting up her strong performance this weekend. “Krista was our top finisher for the women, and she led the race from start to finish,” said Hostager. “She’s put a ton of work in over the summer and is in fantastic shape.” The Bulldogs peppered the Top-10 with a core finishing three through six. Sophomore Mariah Kauder placed third with a time of 20:32, followed by Erica Bestul fourth, Cassie Aerts fifth and freshman Elana Breitenbucher close behind in sixth. Bailee Cofer and Angela Ufheil rounded out the top ten for Drake with times of 21:14 and 21:24, respectively. All 12 Bulldogs competing for the women finished in the top 26 of a 72-runner race. The men’s team ran with a short squad, with most of the team being held out. Just five Bulldogs competed. They still put together a strong outing on the men’s side, with four of five placing in the top-15 of a 77-person race. Freshman Isaiah Vlasek paced the Bulldogs on the eightkilometer course with a time of 26:47, good for a sixth place finish. It was Vlasek’s first collegiate 8K. Hostager said the early races in the season are useful in evaluating his team’s training going into

some big-time races. “The early part of the season is focused so much on training that the team is often running their early races on some tired legs,” Hostager said. “Especially with our young group as they’re adjusting to college training.” “To their credit, they haven’t let that affect their race focus or effort,” Hostager said. Redshirt sophomore Ali Jandal followed Vlasek closely, posting a seventh place finish for the men. Ryan Ross, Calvin Quarterman and George Webb rounded out the Bulldogs with finishes of ninth, 13th and 30th respectively. Some of the early success has been attributed to a strong core of upper-class leaders for both Drake squads. “We’ve been very blessed by having an excellent group of junior and senior leaders for both our men’s and women’s cross country squads,” Hostager said. “They’re outstanding students who have a lot of success athletically, so that shows our younger group the type of commitment it takes to be a successful Division I athlete.” Overall, Hostager said he sees big things ahead coming this season for his squad. “All of the students really competed well, so we’re excited about the rest of the fall season,” said Hostager. The Bulldogs hope to continue their early success with some big competitions coming up. “This past weekend should really give our students some confidence with all of our bigger meets on the horizon,” Hostager said. “It was nice to be able to stay close to home as we’ll be facing some of the nation’s very best with our next three races.” Drake travels to Minnesota, Arkansas and Indiana for their next three competitions.




Freshman show poise Race days are what we live for. There’s nothing quite like the wave of relief that hits you as you cross the finish line. You know that you have been working for that moment and that your training has paid off. The rowing team’s first race is this Saturday for the Head of the Des Moines. Our sport is basically year -round, with our conference season beginning in the spring. Our fall season is a little different, in that we race 6,000 meters, and in the spring we race 2,000 meters. I’ve always liked spring season better, but fall is a beneficial challenge that pushes us to get ready for spring season. This will be our novices’ first race. Our sport is different than most in that you did not have to row in high school in order to join. We are a walk-on sport with a few team members that have rowed before. But just because we have not been rowing all our lives does not mean that we work any less than other teams. Every morning at 5:30 a.m., we meet in front of the Bell Center, and head down to the Des Moines River to practice until about 7:45 a.m. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we have weights right after practice. It is a new experience for a lot of the freshmen on our team, so the varsity members do our best to help them get acclimated to a completely new lifestyle. Rowing is not a sport where

you have fans cheering for you every step of the way. It’s a very tough sport, mentally, and requires your motivation to come from your mind. We also have a coxswain, a team member that sits at the head of the boat who is steering the boat and essentially yelling at you to stay focused and hit the rate changes. The first race is kind of like a precursor for the freshmen to see what the rest of our season will be like. The fall is not as intense as the rest of our schedule. The best part about practice is to see how far each one has come since their first day on the water three weeks ago. It is like they are a completely different group and have been rowing a lot longer than just three weeks.

Ashley Beall Columnist

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THIS WEEK IN DRAKE ATHLETICS Volleyball begins MVC play The Drake volleyball team kicked off Missouri Valley Conference play this week with two games. The first was a matchup against Bradley on Friday at the Knapp Center. Freshman Kyla Inderski led the Bulldogs to a 3-1 victory over the Braves. Inderski registered a match-high 14 kills and 12 digs. Senior Amanda Platte added a doubledouble of her own, registering 13 kills and 12 digs. On Saturday, the Bulldogs hosted Loyola. The Ramblers topped Drake in a five-set thriller. After winning the first set, 25-18. Drake lost the next two sets before it evened the tally at two in the fourth set. The fifth set was a back-and-forth battle before the Ramblers dropped Drake, 15-13. Inderski paced the Bulldogs with 16 kills.

Men’s Soccer ousts UMKC Two shots on goal in 90 minutes was all the Drake men’s soccer team needed to dispactch the University of Missouri- Kansas City. Redshirt sophomore Ben LeMay registered the only goal of the game in the 85th minute to lift the Bulldogs to a 1-0 decision. The late goal came off a UMKC turnover deep in Drake’s offensive third. LeMay collected and beat the Kangaroos’ goalkeeper for the gamewinner. The match proved to be a defensive standoff, with Drake’s lone shot on goal in the first half coming in the 21st minute on sophomore James Wypych’s near-goal. Wypych tallied a team-high three shots in the contest. Drake was outshot 14-5 in the contest, despite the 1-0 triumph. The win pushed the Bulldogs to 2-4-1 on the season. Drake continues their road stand on Friday with a trip to Cal Poly set for 10 p.m.

Women’s Tennis at Gopher Invitational The Drake women’s tennis team recorded a successful weekend at the University of Minnesota. The Bulldogs garnered doubles victories from the Nell Boyd and Maddie Johnson pair in the Gopher Flight and the Jordan Eggleston and Summer Brills team in the No. 7 doubles draw. Boyd and Johnson completed a perfect 5-0 record on the weekend in doubles play. Boyd added a victory in the consolation draw of the “Gophers” flight over Iowa’s Annette Dohanics. Drake posted an undefeated 8-0 record on the final day of the tournament. The Bulldogs host the MVC Individuals on Oct. 3 at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.

Women’s Golf at Jackrabbit Invitational The Drake women’s golf team travelled to Sioux Falls, South Dakota to compete in the Jackrabbit Fall Invitational on Monday. Sophomore Sarah Browning led Drake with a 36-hole score of 152. Going into Tuesday, Drake posted a cumulative total of 619, good enough for second place with just 18 holes to play. Drake posted a season-low 305 scorecard following the first day of the tournament, Sunday, and led going into the second day. Browning was joined by freshamn Madison Glennie, who posted 36-hole score of 153, sophomore Arianna Gastelum, 157, senior Daniell Brooks, 159, and junior Katie Clausen, with a total of 168. Drake hopeed to reclaim their lead, and a tournament title when they resumed the final day of action Tuesday.


Drake splits MVC openers

Inderski continues hot streak

RIGHT: Sophomore Nicole Woods celebrates after the Bulldogs picked up a point during Drake’s 3-1 win over Missouri Valley Conference rival Bradley, on Friday at the Knapp Center. The Bulldogs were led by strong performances from freshman Kyla Inderski and senior Amanda Platte, each of whom tallied a double-double in the match.

BOTTOM: The Bulldogs huddle before warm-ups on Friday. Drake won three sets to one, by scores of 25-20, 25-17, 16-25 and 25-22 to win its MVC opener and improve to 9-3 on the season. Drake dropped a 3-2 decision on Saturday night to Loyola in a thrilling back-and-forth battle. The Bulldogs continue MVC play when they host the University of Northern Iowa on Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR

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