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Celebrating the Earth DEAL hosted a week of activities to Drake UNICEF is celebrate Earth Week on campus official by Kelsey Johnson
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Student Senate will vote next week on an increase in the Student Activities Fee, but at a slightly later time. The motion to increase the fee served previous notice and will be voted on this Thursday at 10 p.m. at Student Senate’s second edition of an outreach and strategic meeting. The meeting was pushed back an hour to allow for Senate’s participation in the Nearly Naked Mile, a philanthropic event put on by the Student Alumni Association. The Student Activities Fee has not been altered since the 2008-09 school year. This motion to increase the fee by $7 will be effective during the 2012-13 school year. Again, Senate had a visitor last Thursday. Alysa Mozak, Drake’s coordinator for sexual violence response and healthy relationships promotion, spoke to Senate about her new position to campus. “We all need to work together to end violence on our campus,” Mozak said. Mozak has been at Drake for three weeks and aims to serve as an advocate and provide services for assault victims. She also hopes to prevent all forms of violence on campus. In his report, Student Body President Greg Larson announced that his Cabinet had been established and that they are “focusing on very specific issues,” like the high-speed rail project, the Iowa Caucus and sustainability. One organizational approval and two funding requests were passed unanimously. Drake UNICEF is now a campus organization. DRxUGS received funding for its campus health screening and the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity was allocated the funds to attend the C. Roger Wilson Leadership Conference.
Drake Environmental Action League members handed out free reusable coffee mugs to students if they could answer one simple question: Why do you love the earth? “I love the earth because it provides for me,” sophomore Tanaya Thomas said. “It is part of me.” Sophomore Nora Sullivan, a Colorado native, loves the earth because of its natural beauty. “Because of the trees, and I love the mountains,” Sullivan said. “If anything ever happens to the mountains, it will destroy me like the pine beetle infestation; that’s the worst.” Along with coffee mugs, DEAL handed out pens made from recycled cardboard and handmade bookmarks decorated with old newspaper and environmental facts. These freebees were part of last Friday’s “Acts of
Green Day,” the last of a week-long list of programs put on by DEAL for its annual Earth Week. Every day was designed to promote various environmental causes while also providing students with information on how to help preserve Mother Earth. Monday was “Save the Prairie Day,” where DEAL members offered “free prairie tours” and handed out flowers grown in Drake’s own prairie. Signs listing environmental benefits of native grasses and an indepth study conducted by two Drake students in the prairie last year were displayed for people to learn more about this unique aspect of Drake’s campus. Last Tuesday, five vendors came to campus and set-up their own miniature Drake farmers market. Uncle Wendell’s BBQ , Grandma’s Fudge, The Kabob House, Iowa Coffee Company and Terra Natural Designs sold sandwiches, jewelry, coffee and other treats to students on their way
to class. The farmers market was meant to encourage students to buy local products. DEAL co-President Danielle Hefferan said that buying local can have multiple benefits. “If you’re buying produce, it will more likely be fresh while also reducing your carbon footprint,” Hefferan said. “It helps stimulate your local economy, builds community and it’s really fun networking. I just love talking to Tom the coffee guy.” On Wednesday, DEAL brought in a rock wall to promote outdoor activities for “Active Outdoors Day” of the week. Students were encouraged to climb the wall and play with a giant “Earth ball,” where they could legitimately get a picture of themselves “on top of the world.” DEAL members also handed out local trail guides and information about the Moving Planet Des Moines Bike Rally, a global effort to promote alternative travel options that took place last Saturday. Thursday was “Conservation
Day,” where cookies baked in a solar oven were sold and a representative from the nature conservancy came to hand out information and raised awareness for the Iowa chapter. Students could also interact with President David Maxwell’s dog, which made an appearance and played a few rounds of fetch. Earth Week is a fun, interactive way for students to learn something about environmental action and take a little time to stop and enjoy what our world has to offer. “I just hope students take something away from (Earth Week),” Hefferan said. “Even by simply thinking twice before throwing away a plastic bottle or supporting local businesses.”
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CATE O’DONNELL (LEFT) climbs the rock wall sponsored by DEAL. BRIAN KALINA (RIGHT) steadies himself on the Earth Ball during last week’s Earth Week activities in Helmick Commons.
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Reinventing breakfast by Ethan Clevenger
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To many, the inside of a Drake sorority house may be a bit of a mystery. Girls come and girls go, but unlike the fraternity houses that host an occasional party, the sororities keep their doors shut for the most part. But last Friday night, the ladies of Kappa Alpha Theta opened their doors, inviting the entirety of Drake’s campus to gather for their annual Cakes for CASA fundraiser. CASA stands for Court-Appointed Special Advocates, which is a group dedicated to helping out families, especially children, going through the court system. According to Theta sophomore Erin Donegan, the advocates serve as a set of eyes for the judge, making sure children are being fed, going to school and otherwise being properly cared for. Theta co-service chair and junior Emily Carrico explained that Theta chapters around the country support CASA as the sorority’s philanthropy, creating “unity between all Theta chapters.” For many years, Theta hosted what was known as Kicks for CASA, a kickball tournament to raise money for this charity. “The teams were just [Greek] houses, though,” Donegan said.
So in an attempt to invite the entire Drake community to get involved with the philanthropy event, a new idea was implemented last year called Cakes for CASA, where students purchase tickets and gather in the basement of the Theta house to eat pancakes and sausage on a Friday night. The idea was a hit and so it continued on this year. Theta sold 533 tickets, far surpassing its goal of 400. “From 7-8 (p.m.) we had a line curling out our front door,” Carrico said. The basement was packed with Drake students and families. One such attendant was sophomore Matt Andrews, who said he was just “supporting the cause and getting some good pancakes with friends.” Donegan said that the switch from softball was made because pancakes had a better community appeal. With a large attendance, however, things are bound to go wrong. “At around 8 [p.m.], I was shocked to learn that in the first hour we already used about three-fourths of the pancake mix that we’d planned to last the whole night,” Carrico said. “I was fairly concerned and wasn’t sure we’d be able to keep up
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MEMBERS OF THETA cooked up pancakes for a good cause in the Des Moines area Friday night as part of its philanthropy.
Volunteer opportunities on campus
Cell phone usage cuts down on faceto-face time
ONE campaigns for education and HIV/ AIDS awareness
Football defeated Butler over the weekend
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day Volunteer opportunities abound campus-wide Feel Good Friday and Alternative Spring Break are offered by Caitlin Ireland
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Drake offers a wide array of volunteer activities that cater to the busy schedules of students. “The opportunities to volunteer here are endless; you just have to find your niche,” first-year Grey Giovanine said. Junior Ella Ehrhardt agrees. “A great thing about Drake is there are a lot of people willing to volunteer and a ton of opportunities to do so,” she said. One volunteer opportunity that students can participate in is Feel Good Friday. Every Friday, students can go to a different area non-profit
organization. This allows students to try out a large variety of volunteer opportunities. By volunteering, students can really make a difference in the Drake community. Some previous Feel Good Friday activities were painting at the Youth Emergency Service Shelter, joining the Habitat for Humanity Community Build and volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club. On any given Friday, about five to 20 students will participate in a Feel Good Friday activity. “I think it is really important to volunteer,” sophomore Hillary Johnson said. “There are so many opportunities I didn’t know about before coming to Drake.” A newer option for students is Alternative Spring Break. Last year, the
first trip took place. Six students went to Kentucky and built a home for a family that they actually got to meet. Leigh Thiedeman, director of fraternity and sorority life, said she would like to see Alternative Spring Break offered again. There are a few challenges for programs like Feel Good Friday and Alternative Spring Break, such as timing and finding students who are interested. Students have extremely busy lives and it can be hard to give up what little free time they have left. “I think it would be hard to get students to go on an alternative Spring Break trip, but I think it is a nice idea for those who are interested,” first-year Jordan Hyde said. An opportunity that is going on
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right now that everyone can easily get involved in is the 3-Mile Project. By just donating a few cans of food you can help. Students can swipe their cards at any Sodexo location to buy $5 or $10 worth of cans. “I think the 3-Mile Project is a great idea,” Hyde said. “It is really easy, but we’re still making a difference.” It is also a bit of a competition between a variety of organizations and the residence halls. “I like that campus-wide activities, such as the 3-Mile Project, offer friendly competition for a good cause,” first-year Amy Frew said. “I’d love to see more opportunities that involve the whole entire campus.” Despite their busy schedules,
Drake students continue to give back. This is evident by the large variety of clubs on campus dedicated to service such as Alpha Phi Omega and Habitat for Humanity. “We know students want to give back, so we want to give them opportunities that work for them,” Thiedeman said. ”We are working to publicize events for students that fit a variety of schedules.” If you want to get involved with Feel Good Friday, email volunteer@ drake.edu or join the Facebook group, “FGF: It’s The New TGIF”. Also, keep an eye out for posters around campus that advertise volunteer opportunities.
>> HOMECOMING CALENDAR >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> WHAT: Comedian Prashanth
WHAT: Ice Cream for a Dream
WHAT: Homecoming Carnival
WHAT: Live Band Karaoke and Fireworks
WHERE: Pomerantz Stage
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WHERE: Helmick Commons WHERE: Helmick Commons
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WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2 p.m.
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Stalnaker Lecture combined the media, poetry and rhetoric Swilky spoke at Sheslow by Taylor Soule
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Welcome to the Stalnaker Lecture. What can I make for you this evening? I’d like a culture sandwich with poetry, filmmaking, adaptation, literary criticism and a dash of multimodal media, please. Oh, and do you have fresh documentaries in today? Jody Swilky, professor of English, reflected this idea in last Wednesday’s annual Stalnaker Lecture, combining today’s ever-changing media culture with the timeless arts of poetry and rhetoric. Swilky used multimedia, literary interpretations and even his own documentary experience in this year’s multifaceted presentation, “Composing Culture: Working with Words and Images.” His writing career of over 30 years in the making, Swilky’s divergent approach to the lecture kept the audience rapt. Attendees experienced vivid graphics, poetry excerpts, literary critiques, documentary clips, PowerPoint slides and even Oscarnominated films. “It was the way he presented it,” first-year Shannon Nugent said of Swilky’s purposeful integration of differing media. Nugent also said she found the use of the slide shows and the videos especially interesting. Swilky took special care to document and elaborate on the cultural
FROM SENATE, PAGE 1 The Fellowship of Catholic University Students organization passed with a clear majority but with more debate than the other motions. Some senators were confused on the goal differences between FOCUS and the physical St. Catherine of Sienna Church located near campus. The student catholic center is more commonly known as St. Kate’s. “I don’t understand why St. Kate’s couldn’t fulfill all these same functions,” Sen. Adam Lutz said. FOCUS leader and senior Rachel Kauffold explained that the new organization is more focused on reaching out to students on campus with bible studies and mentorship programs rather than requiring students to come to St. Catherine of Sienna. Student Senate also passed a motion of support and recommendation
role of documentaries for which he has first-hand experience. Written and co-produced by Swilky himself, the independent film, “A Little Salsa on the Prairie: The Changing Character of Perry, Iowa,” takes viewers inside Perry’s Latin community. During the presentation, Swilky played several clips of the film, focusing on one woman’s struggle with acceptance in the Latin and Anglo communities, both as a Mexican and as an American. “This is our representation of their concerns and interests,” Swilky said, referring to the film’s director and co-producer, Kent Newman. The final scene Swilky showed of the documentary portrayed the everchanging demographics of the town, as Perry’s white community and Latin community gathered together to take part in the Latin tradition of “posada.” Next, Swilky focused on the inclusion of filmmaking in writing and language arts classes, including a powerful scene from the Oscarnominated film “Winter’s Bone.” Academic filmmaking, Swilky said, forces students to adapt to the new media culture being studied, presenting both challenges and opportunities to approach language from a different viewpoint. Body positioning and camera work, he said, replace the bang of a novel, and defining characters described in multiple chapters must be artfully portrayed in just a
few moments during a film. Again returning to the structure of learning in today’s English and rhetoric classes, Swilky declared the need for pitting ideas against each other in poetry. A culture of darks and lights, talls and shorts and ins and outs, according to Swilky, would force to make their ideas and their words face off. Swilky connected decades of his own work to famed poets such as Ezra Pound, selecting passages from Pound’s poetry to bolster his own ideas about effective poetry. In particular, Swilky detailed the technique of “animating the inanimate object” or breathing new life into simple, objective words by connecting each word to its predecessor. He presented this idea by reading several of his own poems to the audience. First-year student Raquel Rivera said that Swilky had a wide view of perspectives, referring to the professor’s approach using multiple genres, writing strategies and mass media. This year’s Stalnaker Lecture sparked chatter among the audience, marked by the lively camaraderie at the dessert reception following the presentation. Would you like to add a multimedia cookie and a new cultural perspective to your meal? I’ll take a multimedia cookie, please. I just gained a new cultural perspective, though, so no thanks.
for the creation of a Study Abroad Scholarship Fund. Cabinet member Breanna Thompson explained that the fund would make studying abroad more accessible for those who needed it. The motion will later be presented to President David Maxwell, other university officials and the school’s board of trustees.
trips to the store that night. She added that there was also a problem with running so many griddles in the kitchen. “The electrical outlets kept popping, and we had to move things around to accommodate the amount of power the kitchen was able to supply,” Carrico said. “We actually moved the microwave into the pantry…I was in constant fear that we were going to blow a fuse and plunge the whole basement into darkness. It was a huge relief that that didn’t happen.” With such a huge attendance, Theta was able to raise a sizable amount of money for CASA. According to Carrico, the sorority earned around $2000 in ticket sales on Friday night alone. She hopes to reveal the final total soon through Theta’s various social media accounts.
FROM PANCAKES, PAGE 1 that rate all night. Immediately, we sent two people out to two different (Hy-Vee stores) to buy them out of Hy-Vee brand pancake mix, which they did.” Carrico estimates the sorority used about 60 packages of pancake mix with griddles running from 6:4511:15 p.m., resulting in six separate
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Phi Delta Chi wins national award
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MEMBERS OF PHIDEX professional fraternity pose with its awards. by Jessica Ott
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Professional pharmacy fraternity Phi Delta Chi received several awards at the 68th Grand Council in Buffalo, N.Y., on Aug. 2-6. The awards included the Emory W. Thurston Grand President’s Award, the highest award a pharmacy fraternity can earn based on performing well in other categories of the achievement awards program. “It was a great experience overall, celebrating with brothers and meeting people from other chapters,” Phi Delta Chi member and second-year pharmacy student Kristin Stein said. According to Stein, the Achievement Awards Program is a program where pharmacy fraternities across the country write reports on their activities in an attempt to win the Prescott Scholarship Cup, the Professional and Service Projects Award, the Chapter Publication Award, the Professional Window Display Award, the John D. Grabenstein Leadership Award and the Ralph L. Saroyan Brotherhood Award. Phi Delta Chi earned first place for the Prescott Scholarship Cup, second place in the Professional and Service Projects Award, second place in the Chapter Publication Award and third place in the Professional Window Display Award. They also finished in the top 10 for the John D. Grabenstein Leadership Award and the Ralph L. Saroyan Brotherhood Award. The Prescott Scholarship Cup is awarded based on the academic skill of chapter members. Phi Delta Chi members had an average grade point average of 3.6, earned multiple scholarships and were rewarded for good grades. Stein, who co-edited the publication, said that for the Chapter Publication, they created a 100-page
yearbook and newsletter called “Synergist” about different events the fraternity sponsored. “It was a fun report,” Stein said. “We had pictures and articles.” For the Window Display Award, Phi Delta Chi created a display about donating blood and bone marrow with the slogan, “Donate, save a life”. This display is in Harvey Ingham Hall near rooms 102 and 104. According to Stein, the Professional and Service Project report was a record of professional and community service members that the fraternity accomplished. These services included canteens for the Salvation Army, a campus blood drive and a health screening for blood pressure and sugar levels. The group also raised money for leukemia through the “Light the Night” walk. “Light the Night” is a fundraiser for leukemia in honor of Phi Delta Chi member Eric Grunzinger, who passed away in 2001 because of leukemia. “We were very excited,” Stein said. “As the night went on, we became more excited because we knew we had a chance to win Thurston. It was nerve-wracking and hard to contain our excitement.” At the national meeting, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital honored Phi Delta Chi for being the highest fundraising chapter. Last year, Phi Delta Chi raised over $22,000 with its campaign “Prescription for Hope.” The money was raised through the “Up ‘Til Dawn” event in which fraternity members and students wrote 50 letters to family and friends to receive donations. In addition to the $22,000 earned by fraternity members, other students at Drake raised $10,000 for the cause. “The hard work of our chapter paid off and every brother contributed,” Stein said. “Hopefully this year we’ll be able to do the same thing.”
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THE TIMES-DELPHIC may have beaten Drake in the U.S. thebuzz Butler News and World Report’s top college rankings, but Drake has retaliated as the better Bulldogs by beating Butler in football last Saturday.
Unseen ‘hero’ advocated to repeal DADT policy On Oct. 27, 1992, Allen R. Schindler, Jr., radioman petty officer third class, was found lying dead on the floor of a public bathroom in Japan where his ship was in port. His head was crushed and his ribs were broken; between the injuries and the tread marks left by his attackers’ shoes, his body could only be identified by a tattoo on his arm. Schindler was stomped to death in that Sasebo, Nagasaki bathroom by one of his shipmates, all because he was suspected of being gay. He was 22. In the 19 years since that tragic event, America has changed. The progress that we have made and the steps toward equality that we have taken have honored this man’s death, and it means a brighter future for young men and women like him. Unfortunately, one aspect of American life has remained hostile to change, or at least it had until last Tuesday. Last Tuesday marked the end of the discriminatory policy known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” which was passed in 1993 partly as a response to the death of the young Schindler. Our bravest patriots no longer have to hide who they are in order to serve the country they love. Our gay servicemen and women no longer live under the constant fear of discharge because of who they are. Since DADT was passed in 1993, more than
In the years since DADT was passed in 1993, more than 13,000 men and women in our armed services have been discharged from duty for simply being gay.
13,000 men and women in our armed services have been discharged from duty for simply being gay. They have had their careers destroyed, their lives upended and their patriotism questioned all because of their sexual orientation. When President Barack Obama signed the repeal into law last December, he said that he stands behind the policy because we should not discriminate based on sexual orientation. “We are not a nation that says, ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’” Obama said. “We are a nation that says, ‘out of many, we are one.’” I was extremely proud of my president that day, and I am even more proud of him today. Four years ago I stood in fields, gyms and convention halls here in Iowa and listened to a little-known senator with a funny name tell me about hope, change and the things we could accomplish if we worked together. I never could have imagined just how far he would take us. But this accomplishment does not just belong to just to Obama; it is the result of the tireless efforts of countless citizens, soldiers and politicians all working toward a common purpose. One man in particular who deserves special recognition is 1st Lt. Josh Seefried. Until 12:01 a.m. last Tuesday morning, Seefried was known publicly only by the name J.D. Smith. Seefried used this alias to build a network of
email lists and secret Facebook groups called OutServe, allowing active-duty gay and lesbian service members to gather and communicate without fear of losing their jobs. Seefried was able to use his experiences with OutServe to publicly advocate for the repeal of DADT, and he even consulted with Pentagon officials on the implementation of the repeal. His actions are commendable and his example is laudable. Seefried is a true American hero, and he doesn’t have to lie about it anymore.
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Constant phone usage cuts down interaction Please excuse me for laughing at the most common rude behavior of our generation, also known as “Generation Y.” It happens often and instinctively. In the middle of conversations with our living, breathing friends, we say, “Hey you. Yeah, ‘friend.’ You really aren’t that important to me.” For example, the other day while chatting with me, Katie pulled a New York Times out of her pocket and zoned in on it. Later that day I saw Shawn sitting with real friends in Hubbell, then sit back, pull out an envelope, write a quick letter to his more interesting, more important friend, seal it, stamp it and send it. I was so confused. And then I saw Blake, who was standing amidst a laughing circle of friends after class in Meredith Hall. Suddenly, out of nowhere, Blake
pulled a small television from his pocket to catch up on a few minutes of ESPN. In the middle of class the other day, I noticed Erica infuriating birds at each other while the professor presented a very interesting lecture. Well, I don’t actually know how to play “Angry Birds,” but I do know that these scenarios are all utterly silly when put this way. Why would we shun the idea of cutting conversation cold-turkey to read a news article or to write a letter to another friend, but it’s alright if it’s on a small little screen? Since when do cell phones give us an excuse to violate social taboo after social taboo? No one else seems to believe it, but isn’t there a hint of selfishness, a tidbit of impoliteness and a whole lot of gall in ignoring our present friends for our virtual ones? As technology further develops and virtual
communication becomes even quicker and easier – if that’s possible – we’ll have to exercise more self-control to remember the importance of the here, the now and what’s around us. “Hahaha” or even “Bahahaha” in a text message never feels as good as a real life laughuntil-you-buckle-over chuckle. “Lol” barely ever means you laughed out loud. Writing “:-)” means you’re not actually happy, you just wish you were; and “;-)” is just creepy. But if you actually smile at someone, or better yet, if you actually wink at that good-lookin’ fella or gal then you might make some more progress. So let’s put away the newspapers, the letters, the envelopes and the ESPN until we’re alone. We can even tranquilize the angry birds.
And then we can remind each other that we really matter, and that’s the real test of friendship.
RYAN PRICE | COLUMNIST Price is a junior broadcasting major and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Homecoming BBQ at Helmick Commons Wednesday Sept., 28 4:30-7 p.m. *Hubbell Dining Hall will be closed for dinner due to the BBQ
Dreams come true at Drake’s Homecoming by Caitlin Ireland
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This year, Drake’s homecoming theme is “Where Dreams Come True,” which comes from Disney and was carefully selected, according to homecoming chair Yann Huoy Liew. “It was chosen because Drake is where we pursue our dreams and it fits very well with homecoming – to come back to the place where you built your dreams,” the senior said. There will be a variety of activities for Homecoming Week to celebrate. Homecoming kicked off with window painting yesterday, which is a Drake tradition. The paintings will be judged by faculty and organizations, and the winners will take home some awesome prizes. Students participated in a variety of games during yesterday’s field day. They had a chance to play more original games such as “Finding Nemo,” which involved picking coins out of a box of ice water. After today’s classes, relax with comedian Parashanth Venkataramanujam at 8 p.m. at Pomerantz Stage. Tomorrow, stop by Helmick Commons anytime between 2 and 4 p.m. for some yummy ice cream. A homecoming carnival will take place on Wednesday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. There will be inflatables, a photo booth, and tons of carnival games among other activities. “This year, homecoming is organizing more come-and-go type events,” Liew said. “For example, field day on (last) Sunday and ‘ice cream for a dream’ on Tuesday. This is more convenient for students because they do not need to pre-register or form groups to join.” Live band karaoke will take place on Friday. If you want to sing with a live band, sign up ahead of time at the Student Life Center. There will also be fireworks. On Saturday, there will be a foam party with a DJ. Get ready to dance and party with tons of foam. “I’m so excited for the foam party,” first-year Marissa Palminteri said. “I’ve never been to one before.” First-year Melissa McDonald agrees. “It sounds really fun and interesting,” she said.
“Definitely a new experience for me.” Throughout Homecoming Week, voting for the homecoming king and queen will be available for students through blueView. Organizations had the chance to nominate candidates and now it is time for the student body to pick the winners. Most importantly, don’t forget to show your
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Popular local ice cream shop may not re-open next year Snookie’s owners reflect on shop’s history and potential closing by Kathleen Sheridan
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People sit beneath tilted, plastic umbrellas, chatting about their weeks, their children and their lives. Others are in their cars or standing around, enthralled in a conversation with a friend. Even though the people include all ages, genders and backgrounds, they all have at least one thing in common: they are all eating ice cream. Sundaes, dipped cones, Arctic Blasts and even specialty puppy cones can be seen in every hand. As customers share tales, the blue and pink light from the neon sign above the establishment shines against the setting sun. Next to the giant, neon vanilla cone, it reads “Snookie’s Malt Shop.” “I’m Snookie,” said Marilyn Caves, one of the co-owners of Snookie’s Malt Shop. “That’s my nickname. I was born early, and my family didn’t have a name picked out for me yet. So my grandmother called me Snookie.” What a fitting story for such a family-oriented restaurant. Caves described Snookie’s largely as a social gathering spot. “Everyone sits and talks,” she said, “and find people they haven’t talked to in years.” Even dogs are included in the fun. Jim Graves, Caves’ husband and co-owner of Snookie’s, said the puppy cones and dog treats the shop sells all started with the couple’s dog, Nike. The owners would give Nike treats, and one day a customer asked if they could have one for his dog. Since that day, Snookie’s has catered to customers and their furry friends. Local dogs have been known to sneak out just for a tasty ice cream puppy cone. One neighborhood dog,
Graves said, would slip under the fence and run to Snookie’s. He would scratch on the shop’s back door until someone gave him a puppy cone. After lapping up his treat, the dog would sneak into his own backyard again. Graves recalled the owners coming to ask if he had seen their dog, only to discover the dog had returned- after a puppy cone, of course – when they got home. It’s not only the dogs that will do anything for an ice cream cone from Snookie’s; parents all over Beaverdale use it as a reward for wellbehaved children. “Parents will say, ‘If you eat your peas, you can have Snookie’s,’ and it works,” Caves said. Caves and Graves both know the value of a well-behaved child. Before Snookie’s Malt Shop, both worked as teachers. In fact, their pensions were what pushed the couple to seek a supplemental income in the form of real estate. Caves and Graves love to travel, and they feared their small teacher’s pensions
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would not allow them to follow their retirement dreams. So when the opportunity arose, they bought the establishment that is now Snookie’s Malt Shop. The seasonal shop was perfect for extra work during the school year into the summer as well as for when they retired. Since they retired, Caves and Graves have worked at the ice cream shop together from April to September each year. They use the rest of the year to travel. Caves looks back on the purchase of the shop and thinks about how well it worked out. “We didn’t know anything about business,” Caves said. “We just jumped in one day and did it.” The building was a Dairy Queen in the 1950s and lasted for about 10 years. Next it became Beaver Bend, another ice cream shop that lasted 25 years. Snookie’s has become the most successful establishment of the three. However, after 26 years,
Snookie’s may be saying goodbye. “I think it’s the right time,” Caves said. “Though Jim (Graves) doesn’t look it, he’s almost 75.” She reflects positively on her and her husband’s real estate venture and the experiences it led to. She repeated her gratefulness for the community’s support several times. “This community made us who we are,” Caves said, clasping her hands and looking around at the donated antiques decorating the dining room. Caves also said the building would still be an ice cream shop when they leave, even if it’s not called Snookie’s. Caves said that the couple wasn’t certain about their plans for the future of Snookie’s yet, but she said that “Snookie’s may not be here next summer.” But even if Snookie’s does not reopen next summer, the little ice cream shop will always be a part of Beaverdale history.
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‘Two and a Half Men’ critique: boring Kutcher debut by Stephanie Kocer
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Everyone knows the sweet, funny and slightly raunchy show, “Two and a Half Men.” It was created by Chuck Lorre and is one of the only long running sitcoms left on television. It stars that guy from “Pretty in Pink” and the notorious Charlie Sheen. OK, it used to star Charlie Sheen. If you have been living under a rock for the past year, Sheen had a strange but slightly entertaining breakdown that ended up getting him fired from his day job. So what did this mean for the fate of “Two and a Half Men?” The only logical answer is Ashton Kutcher. I think I speak for everyone when I say that I have probably seen way too many “That ‘70s Show” re-runs. Ashton Kutcher is the reason why. Although he doesn’t always make four-star movies, you have to admit there is something about him. However, I had my doubts that he could save “Two and a Half Men.” After last Monday’s premiere episode I have to be honest that I still have my doubts. It wasn’t that Kutcher did a terrible job or that the show handled the whole Sheen-leaving thing badly; it was just so boring. I wasn’t expecting fireworks, but I thought it would have been a little more exciting. After I watched it, I was almost depressed. It was sad seeing Charlie’s funeral. It was awkward the whole episode; they got rid of him that easily by just pushing him in front of a train. There were some positive things in the
episode, though. When Kutcher finally made his grand entrance the crowd went wild, and even though the rest of the episode was awkward and dull, this one moment made you want to run to the door and let Mr. Kutcher in. I think this was the moment viewers needed to lift themselves out of the deep, Charlie-deprived funk. The rest of the episode explains that Kutcher’s character wanted to commit suicide because his girlfriend had broken up with him. Instead he decides the water is too cold and stumbles into Charlie’s pad, which Alan has to sell. Alan takes him out to a bar, they bring home two girls, and in true “Two and a Half Men” fashion, he ends up walking into the kitchen naked the next morning. He also agrees to buy the house. It sounds like a weird episode, and if you didn’t see it yet, let me tell you that it was. I do, however, believe that this show knows what it is doing. Thirty minutes just isn’t long enough to appreciate the new and improved show. Yes, Ashton Kutcher is not Charlie Sheen. Yes, Charlie made the show, but I’m not giving up hope just yet. Ashton Kutcher has the potential to save this show. He just has to get a good story line first and maybe that will unfold in the episodes to come. Also, I think they should let the half man, Angus T. Jones, have more than three lines next time. We will have to see what this week’s episode brings.
ONE campaigns for education, fights HIV/AIDS by Catherine Moede
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ONE is a non-partisan, nonprofit grassroots organization, and its primary purpose is to advocate for the world’s poorest countries, especially those in Africa. The national organization actually started out under the name DATA, which stood for “debt, AIDS, trade, Africa.” In 2002, DATA was founded
by Bono and others, but eventually combined with other advocacy organizations to form ONE. While ONE is a national organization, there are campus chapters of the organization all across the country, and one of those is at Drake. ONE was brought to Drake’s campus last year by Colton Davis. Davis is a senior international relations major from Des Moines. “I wanted to bring ONE to Drake because I knew this organization would be able to sustain itself,” Davis
said. “There are a lot of motivated and active students on campus that will continue to make ONE a strong organization.” Davis also noted that the recent addition of the global public health concentration showed that Drake students have an interest in the state of the world’s people. “Being a ONE member helps us to become global citizens and shows that we are dedicated to helping eradicate poverty and preventable disease in order to make the world
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a more peaceful place to live,” Davis said. ONE partners with many Drake organizations to help them with fundraising campaigns. One of those is the FACE AIDS campaign. Members of ONE are selling FACE AIDS pins in the Olmsted Breezeway for $3 in order to raise $250, which is the amount it costs to send a child in Rwanda to school. Education is one of the most effective way to prevent the spread of HIV and improve the quality of life. Sending children to school helps bring them out of poverty and educates them about ways to prevent the spread of the virus. “We chose to support the FACE AIDS campaign because they are an organization that is specifically dedicated to fighting HIV and AIDS,” Davis said. “They are a group that motivates and empowers students to be active on campus and in the community, something that we as ONE admire.” Other campaigns planned for
this year include an agriculture campaign, “Bead for Life,” the second annual “Clean Cause Concert” and helping “Inspi(RED)” with its soccer tournament this spring. This week kicks off the ONE challenge across the nation on college campuses. The ONE campus challenge awards points to campuses for participating in events and challenges throughout the year. At the end of the year, the college with the most points wins a grand prize. This year the winning school will be awarded a trip to the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. ONE welcomes students to become members and participate in the group’s events throughout the year. “Students can get involved by taking simple actions,” Davis said. “They can call and write letters to senators and congressmen, sign petitions and follow ONE on Twitter. The website is also a great tool to stay up-to-date on what ONE is doing nationally and internationally.”
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The Anderson Gallery will host an exhibition for the American Institute of Graphic Arts from Sept. 30 to Oct. 30. The event is called “AIGA 365,” and according to a Drake University press release, it showcases 125 communication designs from 2009 that were entered into a competition organized by AIGA. “AIGA 365: Annual Design Competition 31” opens with a reception from 5-8 p.m. on Sept. 30, according to the press release. The event will be free to the public, and light appetizers and refreshments will be served. The Anderson Gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 12-4 p.m. According to the AIGA website, the featured designs must be “within the challenges of a commercial brief ” and be an excellent pairing of effectiveness and aesthetics. There are 27 from Des Moines, ranging from T-shirt designs and illustrations to annual reports. The Anderson Gallery is located in the Harmon Fine Arts Center and is located to the left of the front entrance.
Later in the year, the Anderson Gallery will host student works. “I think it’s pretty cool that we have a gallery on campus we can look at stuff for,” first-year graphic design major Larin Nickell said. Also this fall, Drake will present “Handmade Nation” in Bulldog Theater on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. “Handmade Nation” is a documentary about America’s new do-it-yourself arts, crafts and designs. According to the “Smells Like Screen Spirit” article, the movie documents how do-it-yourself crafts have changed over the past few decades. Do-it-yourself crafts started as something expected of women in the 1970s and then they faded out in the 80s. Now the crafts are making a comeback using the Internet, historical techniques, punk themes and a desire to reset the economy. “Handmade Nation” is directed by Faythe Levine, an author, artist and curator. According to her blog, Levine is currently working on a film about sign painting in America.
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On Saturday, the men’s soccer squad was shutout at home by 20th ranked Northern Illinois. The last time the Bulldogs were shutout at home was nearly five years ago. On Sept. 29, 2006, the Bulldogs lost 2-0 to Central Arkansas.
Bulldogs top Butler 24-14 on the road Coach Creighton wins for the first time at Butler by Ashton Weis
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The Drake Bulldogs emerged from the dog pile with a victory over the Butler Bulldogs, 24-14. Drake won its Pioneer Football League opener and is now 3-1 on the season. Drake erupted early in the game and cracked the scoreboard at the end of the first quarter when fifth-year senior running back Patrick Cashmore scored on a 6-yard run, but the extra point by fifth-year senior kicker Billy
Janssen was blocked by the Butler defense. Cashmore had 115 yards rushing and two touchdowns on the day. Butler responded with a touchdown early in the second quarter. However, the Bulldog defense played well to hold Butler to just seven points in the first half. “Our D-line had a big day,” head coach Chris Creighton said. “(Butler QB Andrew Huck) is a really talented quarterback. We got some pressure on him, and when we did, he wasn’t as good as when he doesn’t have pres-
sure. That’s true of every quarterback, so they really stepped up big.” The Drake defense rose to the occasion against a tough Butler offense with three sacks and two interceptions. Fifth-year senior cornerback and captain Michael Lahart rejoined his teammates after an injury for three tackles and one pass break-up in his first game of the season. “It was unbelievable,” Lahart said. “After the weeks and weeks of rehabbing and working for this moment, words can’t explain how good it
felt to be out there running around with those guys. The first couple of snaps were tough, just getting back in the speed of things, but overall it was so much fun. I haven’t had a chance to think about that a whole lot, but it definitely feels good to finally get a win here. My first two years playing we lost games here when we were playing for championships, so it’s nice to get back and get a win on their home field.” Creighton applauded Lahart’s return. “Michael has worked incredibly hard to come back and to play,” he said. “I haven’t even asked him how he feels, but I see him walking right now and he seems like he’s doing OK, so it’s just a blessing that’s he’s able to come back and play.” After a defensive stop in the second quarter, the next two Drake possessions resulted in a touchdown each. Senior quarterback Mike Piatkowski connected with junior tight end Kevin Marshall from three yards out, and then the QB scored on the ensuing two-point conversion. Cashmore scored on a 14-yard run to put Drake up 21-7. Drake’s offense was averaging a total of 49.3 rushing yards before this game, in which they had a total of 165 yards on the ground. Piatkowski completed 25 of 36 passes for 276 yards and moved into third place on the Drake’s career passing list. He now has a total of 5,033 career passing yards. During the third quarter, the two teams struggled to gain the upper hand. Drake scored the only points of the quarter with a field goal. Butler fired up its offense in the fourth quarter for a late push. They scored in the fourth with 1:25 left in the game. Drake intercepted the ball to put a stop to Butler’s last late attack. “This is a big game for both teams,” Creighton said. “We beat a really good team today, a classic football team, and they’re going to do well throughout this season. I think they’re in the same situation we are, where we’re good football teams, but our league is really good, so it’s just going to be a week-in, week-out battle, probably a lot like this.” Next Saturday, the Bulldogs take on the Campbell Fighting Camels for their homecoming game at 1 p.m.
Bulldogs show their mettle at UNI Invitational
Ghorbel, Salibasic claim doubles championship at Drake Invitational
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Bulldogs reach three singles finals
The Drake women’s tennis team registered an 8-2 record during day one of the Northern Iowa Fall Invitational last Friday. The ladies were a perfect 5-0 in singles matches and 3-2 in doubles. Drake head coach Paul Thomson was pleased with the performance, but expressed a need for improvement. “I am happy with singles play, but we need to pick it up in doubles,” Thomson said. Not only did the girls win most of their matches, but they did it in convincing fashion as the Bulldogs advanced at least one athlete to the next round in all six brackets. Seven out of Drake’s eight wins came in straight sets. The weather on Friday afternoon was about 50 degrees, and it was even cooler when the ladies warmed up in the morning. Playing tennis in colder weather is a challenge because athletes have to stay warm in order to perform at their best and prevent injury. Senior Gabby Demos pushed through the chilly weather, winning against her WisconsinGreen Bay opponent 6-4, 6-1. “The toughest part about playing in this chilly weather is staying warm in between matches,” Demos said. “It wasn’t too windy, so it felt good when we were out there moving around, but it’s so easy to get tight and stiff sitting on the sidelines. We also need to take a little longer to warm up to really get that blood moving and our muscles loosened up.” Sharing the taste of victory with Demos was sophomore Manca Krizman, senior Jessica Aguilera, sophomore Ali Patterson and senior Earlynn Lauer in singles. The teams of freshman Neli Boyd and senior Amanda Aragon, Aguilera and sophomore Klavdija Rebol, and Demos and Krizman were victorious in doubles. The tennis season is a marathon rather than a sprint because it is split into two semesters. The fall season ranges from early September to October, and the spring is the main part that starts in January and ends in mid-April. That is why it is important that the team performs well early on in the season to boost morale. “This tournament isn’t too important from a results standpoint, but very important for us to get some match experience before the conference tournament in a couple weeks,” Demos said. “We can all work on what we need to work on and get more confident playing matches.” Next on the Bulldogs’ calendar is the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Individuals Tournament, which also will be held in Cedar Falls and hosted by Northern Iowa. The success on UNI’s surface should translate into success at the MVC tournament.
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Drake strongly defended its home turf over the weekend with a solid showing at the Drake Fall Invitational. Three Bulldogs entered Sunday with a shot at winning a singles title. Junior Anis Ghorbel advanced to the championship match in the ‘A’ flight by taking down Brandon Lupo of Northern Colorado (6-1, 6-4) and Maksym Bartiuk of Northern Illinois (6-1, 6-3). Junior Jonathan Hadash also stayed alive in
bottom half of the ‘A’ flight with victories over Amrik Donkena of Gustavus Adolphus (6-0, 4-6, 6-2) and Billy Paluch of Creighton (6-1, 6-1). If Hadash wins in the semifinals, then he will face off with Ghorbel in an all-Drake championship round. Freshman Alen Salibasic continues to make large strides in his first season of collegiate tennis. The Bosnian native won both his matches in straight sets to reach the semifinals of the ‘B’ flight. Salibasic even notched a victory against a Big Ten opponent in his decisive 6-1, 6-2 win over Connor Gilmore of Iowa.
Freshman Grant Tesmer also impressed for the Bulldogs, winning his lone match of the day to advance in the ‘C’ flight. Drake did even better in doubles play last Friday. The team of Ghorbel and Salibasic steamrolled through four matches en route to earning the title in the ‘A’ flight. The duo won its first two matches 8-1 against Northern Colorado and Gustavus Adolphus tandems. The team defeated Creighton 8-3 in the semifinals before being truly challenged in the championship. The Gustavus Adolphus duo of Donkena and Mya Smith-Dennis pushed the Drake tandem to the brink, but Ghorbel and Salibasic closed out an 8-6 victory. The Bulldogs did not enter any other duo into any of the draws. Northern Illinois, Iowa, Creighton, Gustavus Adolphus, Northern Colorado and Drake were the six schools that competed in the invitational. Hadash faced Axel Lagerof from Northern Illinois in the second semifinal match of the ‘A’ flight yesterday. Salibasic drew Matt Hagan from Iowa in the semifinal round of the ‘B’ flight as he looked to dispatch another Hawkeye in as many days. Tesmer played Elliot Baker of Creighton in his semifinal match in the ‘C’ flight. This weekend, some Drake players will head to Tulsa, Okla., to compete in the All-American Qualifying tournament. The team returns to Tulsa on Oct. 21-23 for the International Tennis Association Central Regional tournament to wrap up the fall season. Details from yesterday’s matches will be available in the next issue of The Times-Delphic.
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JUNIOR ANIS GHORBEL finishes a serve at the Drake Fall Invitational.
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Bulldogs host Big Four Classic, suffer first loss of the season
Novice,varsity blend well at first race
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Marked by jitters and excitement, the Drake softball team was ready to start the Big Four Classic last Saturday. “I was excited to play,” sophomore Jordan Gronewold said. “Ready to get out there.” Freshmen Hayley Nybo and Laura Brewer enjoyed a leisurely night of teammate bonding before the team’s first duel against Iowa. “We had fun,” Brewer said. “We watched a movie.” Drake took to the field at Saturday’s Big Four Classic to face Iowa. Festive accessories and quality defense weren’t enough to push the Bulldogs past the Hawkeyes, though, and the game ended in a 1-0 Drake loss in eight innings. Characterized by quick turns at bat for both teams, Iowa recorded the game’s first hit in the first inning, unmatched by Drake until the fourth inning when freshman catcher Zeah Peterson sent the ball past two Iowa defenders. Peterson’s offensive effort was met by yet another quick out, and the Bulldogs were back on defense. Following a hitless fifth inning by both teams, Bulldog sophomore Amy Pierce hit a double into left-center field to start the sixth inning. The offensive push was yet again thwarted by two quick outs from the Hawkeyes. Both teams recorded hits in the seventh inning with Iowa’s Katie Keim earning a hit followed by a similar effort from Drake junior Lindsey Vande Wall. After seven innings of few offensive opportunities and immense defensive efforts, the teams moved to extra innings. Iowa’s Brittanee Grove put the Hawkeyes on the scoreboard with a hit deep into the outfield in the eighth inning, forcing Drake to score in its final at-bat to keep the game alive. The Bulldogs took to home plate hopeful to match Iowa’s run. Their hopes were dashed by
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the Iowa defense once again, and Drake’s final at-bat ended quickly. The Big Four Classic, played at Drake once every four years, made the day particularly memorable for Nybo because it is her first tournament on the team. Nybo is also excited to play different teams and experience the opponents her team will face this coming season and in coming seasons. The Bulldogs look to build on last Saturday’s performance with hopes of improving their offense. “We played really good defense,” the thirdbaseman Nybo said. “We just need to play good
defense and good offense.” Moving forward is also on the minds of returning players like Gronewold, who said that Drake will “surprise people” this season. Also critical for the Bulldogs this season is team leadership. Gronewold expects the seniors and all of the upperclassmen to step up and lead by experience. The Bulldogs wrapped up the Big Four Classic yesterday against Northern Iowa and Iowa State. Drake takes on Indian Hills and Kirkwood at the Paul Morrison Invitational on Oct. 9.
The Des Moines River served as host to the Head of the Des Moines Regatta on Saturday. Drake rowing raced in the Collegiate 8, the Collegiate Single, the Club Doubles and the Collegiate Doubles. Head coach Charlie DiSilvestro said since it was the first race of the season it was a good chance for the newer athletes to get used to racing. He said this is a race that the team trains right through. “We did two-a-days up until last night (Friday), so we’re not physically preparing them to have the best results today,” DiSilvestro said. “What we were looking for today is if they come off the water feeling like they gave a great effort.” DiSilvestro said he thought the novice did well for their first race, and the more experienced crew members agreed. “We had two varsity rowers and six novice in our boat,” said sophomore Taylor Armstrong, the coxswain of the Varisty 8. “We came in at 22 minutes, which is good, it’s a couple minutes off than what we’ve been doing in practice.” The Varsity 8 finished ninth in the Collegiate 8 with an official time of 22:00.78, and the Novice 8 came in 10th with a time of 24:02.08. Seniors Susan Goulette and Kat Moore finished near the top for the Bulldogs, placing second and third, respectively, in the Collegiate Single. DiSilvestro said he thinks the novice are mixing well with the team and have a good attitude so far. “Today went very well,” DiSilvestro said. “Every boat came off feeling like they had a good row, and that’s all I was looking for today.”
North Dakota State defeats Drake 1-0
Drake shutout at home by NIU
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A late first-half goal was all the scoring North Dakota State needed as the Bulldogs struggled to get shots on frame and suffered their fourth defeat of the season. Drake is now 2-4-4 on the year. The Bulldogs are in the middle of a seven game winless streak. The last eight games for Drake have been decided by a goal or less. “This game has summarized our season to date,” head coach Lindsey Horner said in a Drake athletics press release. “We were missing an edge and sense of urgency until we went down a goal, a sense of responsibility to make something happen in our attacking third, and communication among the players on the field.” The match started out with both teams alternating possession. North Dakota State progressively began taking control of the game as they continued to put more shots on goal than the Bulldogs. Late in the first half, North Dakota State was able to break through at the 40:06 mark thanks to a Holly Christian goal. Drake went into the break down a goal and having been outshot 11-7 in the first half. The Bulldogs pressed forward the second half, trying to find the equalizer that would give them a valuable tie on the road against a good squad. But the scoring woes continued for the Bulldogs as they failed to open up the Bison defense. Drake has scored nine goals in 10 official matches this season. “Although we came up short today, we were hard working, were far more organized in the midfield and better at defending the counter,” Horner said. “NDSU is playing with a lot of confidence, and they are dangerous with their height and size on free kicks and corner kicks, which ultimately was the difference in the game.” Drake was outshot 6-5 in the second half and 17-12 for the game. Sophomore goalkeeper
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Kalena Litch recorded six saves for Drake. Sophomore Brittany Schuling led the offense with four shots on goal. Freshman Ashlie Stokes and sophomore Gina Zurbey recorded two shots on goal apiece. Drake has suffered some injuries in the start of the season, particularly to some of their most experienced players, such as seniors Melanie Fielder and Lindsey Johnston. However, Horner believes this has given other players the opportunity to contribute. “While we are missing several of our more competitive players due to injury, this road swing has been a great opportunity for players to step up and fill roles and deal with the adversity of traveling this much in a short period of time,” Horner said. Sophomore Laura Moklestad believes the five-game road swing has taken a toll on the squad. “I think all the traveling has been wearing us down, but in our conference opener we need to find the strength to play with all our strength the whole game,” Moklestad said. The Bulldogs opened up their Missouri Valley Conference season opener yesterday at Illinois State. Check out The Times-Delphic website for details on the game. This Friday, Drake will play its first game at Cownie Soccer Complex in over four weeks. It will be the team’s first conference home game as it takes on Indiana State at 7 p.m. “Each player will be key in our conference play,” Moklestad said. “Everyone on the field needs to set the tone by working hard for each other and encouraging each other to push themselves each game. We can only accomplish our goals together.”
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Bulldogs top DePaul on Wednesday by Tad Unruh
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The Bulldog men’s soccer squad went 1-1 last week and is now 5-4-1 for the year. Last Saturday, Drake fell 1-0 to No. 20 Northern Illinois in its yearly “Greenest Game on Grass” match. The Bulldogs whipped out their green jerseys and took on a very tough Huskies squad. A defensive misplay allowed James Stevenson to score the game’s only goal at the 25:30 mark for Northern Illinois. The Bulldogs could not even up the score as they headed to the break, down 1-0. Both squads registered five shots in the first half. In the second half, Drake pushed on forward and tried to even up the score. But the effort fell short, despite outshooting the Huskies 8-5 in the second half and 13-10 for the game. “I thought we played with a lot of heart and intensity, but our mental breakdown was our undoing,” head coach Sean Holmes said in a Drake athletic press release. “We created a lot of chances, but only after we were down a goal and forced to play with some urgency.” The loss marked the first time the Bulldogs have been shut out at home since a 2-0 loss to Central Arkansas on Sept. 29, 2006. “I can’t remember the last time we were shutout at home, and this is a team that I think is always capable of scoring, but at some point we have to stop giving up soft goals,” Holmes said. Last Wednesday, the Bulldogs bested the DePaul Blue Demons 4-2 in another home contest. The game had many ups and downs, but the Bulldogs pulled out the win against the pesky Blue Demons. The game started off with a bang as senior Charlie Schwartz put one in the back of the net with less than a minute on the board. “We started out pretty fast,” Schwartz said. “I was just in the right place at the right time. The ball came across, (senior Matt) Kuhn shot it, and it hits off one of their players and falls right in front of me. I just teed up on it and was just really fortunate.”
Getting off to a fast start at home was important to the Bulldogs after dropping two road games in Chicago. They obviously did with the first goal in under a minute. Holmes felt this game was a showcase of the whole body of work the team has this season. “It felt great playing at home,” Holmes said. “Playing at home is always a plus, but that game sort of encapsulated our season; outstanding play followed by shoddy mistakes followed by an outstanding recovery.” Kuhn scored his fifth goal of the season in the 51st minute, putting the team up by two and giving Drake a solid cushion. Then the game got extremely interesting. The Blue Demons scored two straight goals from David Selvaggi and it tied the game. Sophomore Bryan Jantsch had an assist in the game and noted that the back line is still playing well. “I think that with more games comes more experience,” Jantsch said. “I think each game we are getting better and better. Each game we are giving up way too many chances. We have the technical stuff down. We just need to fight a little harder.” Almost immediately after Selvaggi’s second goal in the 78th minute, redshirt junior Jordan Stanley put the Bulldogs up for good just 17 seconds later. Freshman Thomas Schermoly finished the Blue Demons off by putting in one last goal in the 85th minute. “I have never really experienced that roller coaster of a game,” Schwartz said. Holmes talked about the intensity of being at home and its importance. “I think we were certainly fired up; you cannot underestimate being at home to build momentum,” he said. “We have not had that opportunity, but we were trying to schedule aggressively and we got the teams that we did. Not all those guys are begging to come to Des Moines. Statistically, it’s harder to play on the road.” The Bulldogs take on Saint Louis this Saturday in the Ralph Gross Classic at the Cownie Soccer Complex.
compiled by Eduardo Zamarripa
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
In a field that included 220 runners, sophomore Brogan Austin led the Bulldogs with a 57th-place overall finish in the Roy Griak Invitational Men’s Gold Division cross-country meet at the Les Bolstad Golf Course in Minneapolis on Saturday. Austin ran the 8,000-meter course in 25 minutes, 7.1 seconds, almost a minute better than his time last year. Sophomore Omet Kak finished 97th overall, crossing the line in 25:37.5. The Bulldogs finished 22nd overall as a team in a field that featured three nationally ranked opponents. North Carolina State took the team title. Drake will compete with a partial squad this Friday at the Grand View Invitational at Ewing Park in Des Moines.
The Bulldogs finished 26th overall in the Roy Griak Invitational Women’s Gold Division cross-country meet held at the Les Bolstad Golf Course last Saturday. The field featured 272 runners and seven nationally ranked squads. California, ranked fifth in the country, took the team title. Senior Kirsten Lake led Drake with a 158th-place finish in the 6,000-meter run. Lake registered a time of 23:29. The freshmen trio of Mariel Fulton, Krista Maguire and Melissa Parks also had strong showings, finishing in 165th, 167th and 172nd place, respectively. Drake will participate at the Grand View Invitational at Ewing Park in Des Moines on Friday. The Bulldogs will compete with a partial squad.
The Bulldogs went 1-1 last weekend and are now 5-11 on the season. Drake played a pair of Missouri Valley Conference matches on the road, taking on Southern Illinois and Evansville. On Friday, Drake fell 3-1 to Southern Illinois. The Bulldogs took the first set 27-25 and then dropped the next three sets 20-25, 22-25 and 23-25. On Saturday, the Bulldogs defeated the Purple Aces in five sets. Drake lost the first set 21-25 and then took the lead after winning consecutive sets 25-18 and 25-22. The Bulldogs lost the fourth set 23-25 and took care of business in the fifth set by winning 15-9. The Bulldogs are now 1-2 in MVC play.
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Meredith Hall window-painting tradition kicks off Homecoming Week, student events DOZENS OF ORGANIZATIONS line the side of Meredith Hall painting their windows for Homecoming Week. Each year, groups and clubs sign up to paint a window and they must come up with a design that represents not only their organizations, but also the homecoming theme. This year the theme is, â€œWhere Dreams Come True.â€? Many of the windows displayed images of favorite Disney characters and scenes from the classic films. The window paintings will be judged and a winning design will be chosen for Homecoming Week.
RACHEL WARD | staff photographer