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Students starve to save Underage calories for drinking students
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Drunkorexia. It’s a madeup word describing a real problem, and students at Drake University have fallen victim to this practice. Drunkorexia refers to the practice of binge drinking without much food in your system. Some use this practice to save calories for drinking that they would otherwise spend on eating. The term was coined after a University of Missouri study came out surveying the long-term effects of this practice. The student-led study found that one in six students had restricted taking in some food calories to save them for alcohol at least once in the year before the survey. Jess Walther, a senior radio/TV major from Cedarburg, Wisc., said she knows about the concept and believes many girls practice it. “A lot of girls I know will eat a really big lunch, knowing that they’re not going to have dinner so they can go hard that night.” Walther said.
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DRUNKOREXIA, a common practice on college campuses across the country, refers to the practice of intentionally drinking large amounts of alcohol on an empty stomach in order to save calories.
Walther also said she’s experienced the effects of alcohol on an empty stomach. “You get drunk a lot faster on an empty stomach. There’s doing it on purpose, and (then) when it happens accidentally. All of a sudden you’re like, ‘Oh crap, I probably should’ve eaten more
today,’” Walther said. “It’s particularly a weekend activity. You have to plan your whole day when you go out on the weekend.” Walther said. “When you know there’s just going to be a lot of drinking into the wee hours. I mean, drinking a beer is like eating a big roll of
bread. By the end of the night you’ve eaten a lot of bread.” Walthers said she sees it as an activity mostly girls participate in. Several other students said they have unintentionally
>> DRUNKOREXIA, page 2
Cheating scandal leaves students in doubt Emily Tyler
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Earlier this year, a cheating scandal rocked one of the nation’s most prestigious higher learning institutions— Harvard University. At present time, Harvard’s Administrative Board is investigating 125 undergraduate students for cheating on a take-home final exam. According to Boston.com, nearly half of the students in an introductory government class are suspected of jointly coming up with answers or copying off one another. Groups of students appear to have worked together on responses to short questions and an essay assignment, violating a no-collaboration policy that was printed on the exam itself. The topic has sparked curiosity about what would happen here at Drake University should individuals get caught cheating and what the university is doing to prevent it. First year Alexi Delathouder believes that the
Harvard scandal was the result of “pressure to keep up academically, socially, and within the community, resulting in the easy way out and people don’t always see the consequences.” All of Drake’s colleges have different methods of dealing with cheating, though the consequences are pretty similar across campus. At the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC), students are exposed to many preventative measures, starting with an introductory first-year J30 course “on academic and professional ethics,” said Kathleen Richardson, director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Faculty members also validate information by checking sources and doing online searches for plagiarism. Should a person be found to have cheated, consequences would vary from a verbal reprimand to possible expulsion from the school. They don’t currently plan on changing their processes in response to the Harvard scandal, but will do
so if it becomes necessary at Drake. The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS), also has a variety of preven-
“Pressure to keep up academically, socially, and within the community, resulting in the easy way out and people don’t always see the consequences.”
— Alexi Delathouder , First-Year
tative measures put in place. The Pharmacy School’s Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Renae Chesnut, said some of these include syllabi with Honor Codes reminding students of “their professional commitment to integrity,” proctors during exams and a variety of test forms. SafeAssign is also used to check work. If a student is thought guilty they “may request an Honor Code hearing.” Course instructors
are in charge of disciplinary action, with no pre-set consequence. When asked her thoughts on cheating, first-year Rachel Dupree said she doesn’t believe it’s as much of a problem at Drake, “because there’s less pressure but I think it still happens.” Sophomore Hanna Howard says the temptation is definitely there. “I’m sure people cheat. It’s easier living with people studying the same things, especially with the FYS program. You’re living on a whole floor of people studying the same things as you,” she said. Danielle McKay, a firstyear pharmacy student, is deterred from cheating because of how strict the Honor Code is. “If you see someone breaking the Honor Code and do not report it, then you are breaking the Honor Code yourself,” McKay said. She believes there is a lot of peer pressure not to cheat because “you can kicked out by fellow students” for not complying with the Honor Code.
For many students, college is the first time they can be truly independent and make their own choices, but for a handful of first-years, that’s not the case. Kevin Sanders, the director of institutional research academic assessment at Drake University said this year’s first-year class consists of 18 students that are not yet 18 years old. While previous years show that this number is consistent amongst first-years, it seems there are many more 17-year-olds than there really are. However, recently, many of the 17-year-olds have voiced their added stresses because they aren’t legal adults yet. For example, first-year student Benjamin Moeller was born June 14, 1995 and won’t be 18 until next June. “Being 17 in college kind of blows. I can’t just sign my name to something and go do it; I have to have parent signatures before I do anything,” Moeller said. Moeller would typically still be in high school, but since he skipped fourth grade, he’s always been dubbed the “youngster” amongst his classmates. Another disadvantage is if a student is participating in collegiate sports, the student needs to fill out a lot
of paperwork, which if they aren’t 18 must be filled out by a parent as well. This creates problems because not all of the student-athletes’ parents are nearby, so having to fax papers to them and have them fax them back can be quite a pain. Not being able to fill out paperwork on your own isn’t the only drawback. “It’s socially kind of weird too. Even though I’m only a year younger than most other freshmen, I get a different ‘look’,” Moeller said. Feeling out of place is quite popular amongst the 17-year-old first-years, because everything is much more complicated for them than it would be if they were already 18. First-year Jonathan Liakos has a similar view on being 17 years old in college to Moeller. “It’s hard to be 17 (years old) in college, because I always feel really young compared to everyone else in my grade. All of my friends are turning 19 soon, and some of them are even turning 20. It was fine in high school, because I had been younger than people for so long, but I get here and there are people already turning 21,” Liakos said. Liakos, however, tries not to let it bring him down and has no problem participating in activities that his friends participate in, but sometimes, he has to go to extra lengths to participate.
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felt the effects of alcohol on an empty stomach. “I’ve done it on accident. Never on purpose though,” said Dan Kreipke, a senior environmental science major from Ladue, Mo. Students can use this practice to save calories or money but at what risk to their health? LuAnn Volkmer, the nurse practitioner at the Drake Student Health Center, says that this type of behavior can increase a person’s risk of alcohol poisoning. “It would be a lot easier for people to get alcohol
poisoning because the nutritional component is not there. Your stomach and intestines aren’t absorbing nutrients — they’re absorbing calories and the alcohol.” Volkmer said, “Those two things by themselves, you’re going to feel the head rush real fast. But, it depends on what you’re drinking, as far as the alcohol content goes.” Though the practice is present on Drake’s campus, Volkmer said students have never talked to her about it. “Nobody’s going to admit to that if they come here,” Volkmer said, “They might say they drank but they’re not going to say that they skipped a meal to drink. No
one’s coming in and saying ‘I purposely did not eat to get more drunk’.” Volkmer said that binge drinking, empty stomach or not, will produce the same results. “If that gives you the buzz that you want, or you like that feeling, it just sets you up for alcohol addiction. That’s life long and if you’re addicted to alcohol you’re going to have liver problems.” Volkmer said. “The whole ‘drunkorexia,’ I mean it doesn’t matter how you get drunk. If you binge or choose not to eat, and then you drink and get drunk, you’re still getting to that same end point.”
Duel to the Death Sept. 9, 2:45 a.m. Security responded to call of mutual combat on the 2700 block of Carpenter Ave. The case is closed, but the people involved have been referred to the dean of students. Sept. 5, 1:18 a.m. Security responded to an underage consumption violation on the 1300 block of 33rd St. The case is closed pending judicial review.
Sept. 5, 11:46 a.m. Security was notified that an attempted theft occurred at 11:15 a.m. on Sept. 5 on the 2500 block of Carpenter Ave. The case is closed due to no investigative leads.
Sept. 6, 10:41 p.m. Security was alerted to an incident of property damage/criminal mischief that occurred on Sept. 5 at an unknown time. The damage was discovered at 3:45 p.m. on Sept. 6. The incident was located at 1200 block of 32nd St. in parking lot No. 26. The case is closed due to lack of leads. Luke Nankivell | Photo Editor
DRINKING ON AN EMPTY STOMACH can increase a person’s risk of alcohol poisoning, because the
nutritional compenents needed to absorb the alcohol aren’t there, said nurse practitioner LuAnn Volkmer.
Sept. 7, 1 p.m. Security was notified of a criminal mischief case that occurred between 1 and 5 p.m. on Sept. 5 at the 1100 block of 26th St. in parking
lot No. 5. The case is an open investigation for Drake Security.
Sept. 8, 8:36 p.m. Security was called to Stalnaker Residence Hall on a report of marijuana possession. The case is closed due to an arrest.
Sept. 10, 8 a.m. Security was notified that a theft occurred between 6 p.m. on Sept. 7 and 2:42 p.m. on Sept. 8. The theft was located in parking lot No. 22 on the 2900 block of Forest Ave.
Sept. 18, 11 a.m. A theft was reported from Hubbell Dining Hall. The theft occurred between 5 p.m. on Sept. 17 to 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 18. The case is closed due to no investigative leads.
Sept. 20, 1:36 p.m. A bicycle was stolen on the south side of Goodwin-Kirk Residence Hall between Sept. 19 at 8 a.m. and Sept. 20 at
5:30 a.m. The case is closed with no investigative leads. Sept. 20, 2 p.m. A bicycle theft was reported on the northeast corner of Morehouse Residence Hall. The theft happened between Sept. 19 at 2:30 p.m. and Sept. 20 at 8:30 a.m. The case is closed with no investigative leads.
Sept. 23, 1:59 a.m. An act of criminal mischief was reported to security on the 2500 block of University Ave. The case has been referred to the dean of students. Sept. 23, 2:24 a.m. An underage, intoxicated student was reported at Crawford Residence Hall. The case has been referred to the dean of students. Sept. 23, 4:59 a.m. A fake identification card was found on the 300 block of Forest Ave. The Department of Transportation was notified, and the case has been closed on campus.
Sept. 23 10:05 a.m. An accident involving a pedestrian was reported to security. The accident, located on the corner in the intersection of 30th street and Forest Ave. resulted in criminal charges. The accident also involved driving on a suspended license and public intoxication. The case has been closed by an arrest by the Des Moines Police.
At the library all night long
Students take advantage of the new 24-hour study space
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A HANDFUL OF STUDENTS stay up late to study in the new 24-hour space in Cowles Library. The unstaffed space is accessible by key card after 1 a.m. every night. The idea for the new study space was brought before Student Senate during the last school year.
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Late at night, walking into the library, you would expect to find a handful of students using the final hours before an exam the next morning and you would expect to find staff packing things up and getting ready to go home. In reality, it is far from that. As the campus quiets down, the library is just picking up. Its halls and study rooms are buzzing with students finishing projects, hosting study sessions, meeting their study table quotas and cranking out papers. Looking around, almost all the tables are taken. Even the newly renovated Cowles Café is still providing treats for students to munch on until 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and until 11 p.m. on Sunday. “It has been so, so busy,” said Elaine Huang, an employee at Cowles Café, and
pointed at the chain of receipts coming out of the register. Busy schedules make night-time prime study hours for many students. When days are taken up by classes, club meetings, work and hopefully a meal in there somewhere, many times, the night is the only time students are able to sit down and focus on getting their studying done. First-years Rachel Munoz and Grace Miller are learning the benefits of utilizing the library. “A night is basically the only time that works for studying with everything going on, and I get easily distracted in the dorms,” Munoz said. “The good thing about the library is that you are forced to study, and there isn’t a million other distractions. When I come in here I get way more done that I would otherwise,” Miller said. Upperclassmen also uti-
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lized the library for late night studying. “I spent many late nights in the library my sophomore
“Originally, the library closed at 1 a.m. every weeknight, so when students were cramming for tests, up late writing essays or working on other homework, they had to go to their lobbies or find other places to study,” — Emily Grimm Sophomore
and junior year. I like the quiet study spaces upstairs,” said senior Meryl Brune. Prior to last Wednesday,
students were kicked out of the library at 1 a.m., and forced to find somewhere else to squeeze in the last of their studying. But now, thanks to the new 24-hour space students can work late into the morning should they choose to do so. “Originally, the library closed at 1 a.m. every weeknight, so when students were cramming for tests, up late writing essays or working on other homework, they had to go to their lobbies or find other places to study,” said sophomore Student Senate member Emily Grimm. “This became kind of a hindrance so many students appealed to senate and the school to extend library hours. So last year the space was agreed upon to renovate and become the new 24hour space.” With the new 24/5 system, it makes it even easier for students to extend their studying even later into the night. Everyone has to leave
after the library closes, but students can come right back in with their access card. After-hours are unstaffed and monitored by video camera, so students are trusted to respect the area and the fact that it is a privilege to use the space past normal library hours with a key they must apply for. “There is a form you can fill out online at the Cowles Library’s website where it will ask you basic information and to agree to some basic rules. After you are approved you will pick up your card,” said junior Erin Austin, a library student supervisor.
As part of the Cowles staff, Austin is excited about the extended hours. “Sometimes, when I get off work at 1 (a.m.), I will go to the study space. It is very nice,” Austin said. Even though the 24-hour space hasn’t been open long, students are already singing its praises. “I’m in the library for two to three hours Sunday through Wednesday nights,” said first-year law, politics and society major Olivia O’Hea. “I love the reading room because it’s quiet, but well lit, I can’t fall asleep in there!”
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Brick Lane meal unexpectedly authentic Trip for exotic food gave more than just one taste in London London, England — a post-imperial English city with a penchant for democracy, British resilience and being one of the most culturally diverse cities in the entire world. What comes along with that cultural diversity is one powerful, scrumptious and completely unique experience. That experience is of food. Which, for me, has been one of the greatest parts of the trip so far. Food and its authenticity are all debatable. Where it is considered best, where it is considered real and many other questions encompass the way the human race understands and consumes their favorite foods. But for London itself, England and the rest of the British Isles, they have had a reputation for putting forth bland food (fish and chips) and great beer (Fuller’s, Guinness, Newcastle, etc.). What has effectively changed the landscape of this city in the first place have been the refugees of post-imperial people. People from India, Africa, the Caribbean and other major parts of the world have all come to London for work, and a significant portion of that work can be seen where these people open restaurants
serving food from their own cultures. This has changed England so much, especially from the influx of people coming from India, fish and chips has been replaced by the “curry spice” as the national food. Much to the delight of myself, and those I am studying abroad with, we have been able to explore the culinary exports of farther cultures right in our own backyard. One such adventure, in only my second weekend arriving in the United Kingdom’s capital city, a group of six of us decided to travel to London’s famous Brick Lane. It holds the most curry houses in one area of the city. One of my new friends, Tania, had been to Brick Lane recently and informed us that there would be a certain amount of negotiation. Tania politely told the rest of the group to “shut up, and let me do all of the talking.” Upon turning onto Brick Lane, we were immediately bombarded with complete sensory overload. Mobs of people were walking up and down the street, and Bangladeshi and Indian signs emblazoned in all colors of neon highlighted each curry house. Each curry house boasting awards: “Best Balti house in London,” “The
Guardian (London Newspaper) top 20 list,” etc. To top the visual experience, each store blasting a strange mixture of pop or Indian music. Here is where it starts to become stressful. Immediately outside the door of every single curry house is an extremely aggressive salesman. It was then that I understood ex-
ultimatums, “We want two to three bottles of free wine and a fixed group price for everyone,” which was replied to with “I will give two bottles free and a 10-pound fixed limit. Order anything you want, and all of you will pay 10 pounds.” Tania gave us the secret signal, the head nod, and we went in. With wine in glasses and
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actly why Tania made us shut up. It reminded me of movie scenes in exotic markets with people haggling over prices for camels, animals or other goods. For us, however, it was haggling over wine, beer and curry dish prices. Each spokesman boasted the best curry, and landing a large group of six American students with English pounds to spend would be the catch of the night. After two spokesmen denied us, Tania bartered with a man at the Preem & Prithi restaurant, giving him
menus in hand, we took to ordering our food. With our 10-pound limit, we were able to order an appetizer, nan or rice and an entrée. For the appetizer, I ordered shami kebab. They were four little White Castle pattysized beef sliders that were encrusted in tangy yet spicy Indian spices. Next, all of us ordered our own entrée. There were almost 100 choices on the menu, so many of us went with things that either sounded most exotic or familiar compared to our tastes. I decided to order the
famous chicken tikka masala. Others ordered hot chicken curry, tandoori dishes (curry dunked meat served in Indian version of yogurt), chicken tikka (chicken bathed in a certain curry and served as little bits of chicken on a skillet) or pasanda (meat curry in a creamy sauce). Finally, we order our rice and nan. The rice is very selfexplanatory, but the nan is basically a fluffed-up tortilla that can be filled with sugar, cream or any other goodies. After a quick 20 minutes, post-appetizers and a collective buzz of those sitting at the table later, three waiters came forth bearing gifts of deliciously intriguingsmelling Indian food. But each item is much different than one would expect. The colors of the food are not of our usual food palate. Burnt orange sauce bastes the chicken tikka masala, one of the other chicken dishes is purple; another is fire chili red. It is hard to imagine looking at this as an American and wanting to eat it. After working up courage, my first trip to a balti curry house on Brick Lane has been completely worth it. The chicken tikka Masala is a creamy but spicy blend. You can taste the chicken, but with a light, spicy and
interesting tang. The chicken curry is spicier but also extremely tasty. It isn’t like buffalo sauce, where the hot factor of the wings doesn’t allow you to taste anything. The heat brings out more flavors in the curry making it an even more enjoyable experience. Needless to say, we left as extremely happy individuals. I am happy to say that I understood the fanfare and hype associated with Indian food in the London culture through my first Indian cultural experience. It was a great experience that included not only the food, but also being yelled at in the street, becoming part of another culture for a few hours and enjoying some great company with great people. Whether you think that curry is better here or there: Whether barbecue or burgers are better at one place or another, that’s the beauty of it — you can go anywhere and try any of it!
Unruh is a senior sociology and radio double major and can be reached at tad.unruh@ drake.edu
Casual feel, unusual pizzas make Gusto worthwhile I like pizza. I like frozen pizza, delivery pizza, hell, I even like Hubbell Dining Hall’s pizza every once in a while. I grew up in a suburb of Chicago where deep-dish pizza for dinner on Wednesdays was the norm. I miss my Wednesdays. When a friend asked me recently if I wanted to get pizza I said, “yes.” When she asked if I wanted to go to Gusto Pizza Co. I said, “abs o l u t e l y.” A group of friends and I drove the five-minute drive down Ingersoll Avenue to Gusto. When we arrived, we were all beyond hungry. The smell of the restaurant only made it worse. We placed our orders: two Buffalo Springfields, which have roasted chicken, celery, blue cheese, mozzarella, creamy Italian dressing and Roma tomatoes, and a Create-YourOwn cheese and pepperoni. While we waited for the pizza makers to make our hand crafted pizzas, I observed the customers. All of
the people who were in the restaurant were happy to be there, relaxed and dressed pretty casually. Gusto has a really laid back feel. With an open design, the restaurant makes you feel comfortable, like you can take your shoes off and spread out. There are big windows that let you see what’s going on outside and
yond good. The pepperonis were cut up really little into strips, not circular shapes. I added some dried peppers to add some heat to my pizza. With that combination, I’d say Gusto has one of the best pepperoni pizzas in Des Moines. My friends would agree. They loved their Buffalo Springfields. They were just as crispy, a little more on it, but just as good. If you have an itch to get Haley Austin off campus, I highly suggest Columnist going to Gusto. A quick fiveminute drive down Ingersoll Ave. will get seating inside and outside. you right in line to order One advantage to sitting in- your newest favorite. Anothside is you’re in view of one er plus to Gusto’s location is of the many flat screen TVs Orange Leaf right next door… that are hanging up in the but that’s for next time. Stay restaurant. hungry, Drake University. Once our pizzas were There are good options all delivered to our table, we over town! all dug in. The crust was thin and crispy. It wasn’t the deep-dish pizza I am used to from home, but it was equally as good. I, as the pizza lover, Austin is a sophomore got the standard pepperoni creative advertising major pizza. Even though it wasn’t and can be reached at haley. a fancy pizza, it was still be- firstname.lastname@example.org
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Features Campus Life
Networking key to professional fraternities Organizations offer experience, connections and traditions Hannah Armentrout
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Drake University is home to the traditional social Greek fraternities and sororities, but there are additional opportunities for brotherhood on campus that may provide a different type of experience. Drake is home to professional and service fraternities for many different careers and interests, including a music fraternity, pharmacy fraternities, a law fraternity, business fraternities and a community service fraternity. Many of these fraternities have weekly meetings and regular events that they expect members to attend. The average professional fraternity expects members to attend meetings once per week that last approximately an hour. In addition to these meetings, the different fraternities will host networking, social and community service events for which attendance may or may not be required. Alpha Phi Omega is one such fraternity. It is a co-ed, service fraternity that accepts all students who fulfill
the requirements; they do not cap the membership at a certain number. They base the fraternity off of the cardinal principles of leadership, friendship and service, but focus more on the service aspect. “I personally find the commitment to service that APO emphasizes to be most valuable,” said senior Molly Wilensky, president of Alpha Phi Omega. “It is inspiring to be around so many students that are also passionate about service. I also really like the leadership and friendship components because they add another dimension that establishes a community within the campus structure that also exists on a national level.” Drake’s fame for its pharmacy program has caused the formation of several professional pharmacy fraternities on campus. With multiple options, students must make a choice between the fraternities in which they decide to rush and pledge. Ben Proctor, a first-year pre-pharmacy major, is in the process of rushing Kappa Psi. He had to choose between Kappa Psi and the other pharmacy fraternities on campus, Phi Delta Chi and
DELTA SIGMA PI, the business fraternity at Drake, meets with faculty and staff during their “Snacks With Facs” event to get to know faculty and other students better outside of a classroom setting. Lambda Kappa Sigma. “It’s the people,” Proctor said. “They seem nice and really easy to get along with. I also feel like I can really build good connections and get pharmacy-related experience.” Drake is home to one law
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ALEX CASTER and PROFESSOR ROYCE FICHTER attend the “Snacks With Facs” event hosted by DELTA SIGMA PI, the business fraternity at Drake.
fraternity: Delta Theta Phi. The Drake chapter of the fraternity is for undergraduate students, although, nationally, many chapters are located in law schools and are for law students. The organization hosts regular networking events with legal professionals, and the older students help the younger undergraduates with prelaw concerns such as the LSAT. Delta Theta Phi works closely with the Drake University Law School to assist its members. Drake is also home to two music professional fraternities, Sigma Alpha lota, which received the Katherine Becker National Collegiate Chapter Achievement Award in 2008 for their commitment to fostering the music program at Drake and promoting music in the Des Moines community. Drake’s chapter of the fraternity stood out from the nomination pool of 212 chapters across the country because of the workshops they planned within the Des Moines community and
their efforts to fundraise to provide instruments to Des Moines Public schools. The lone journalism professional fraternity at Drake is the Society of Professional Journalists. Drake also has chapters for two professional fraternities of the business and public administration: Alpha Kappa Psi and Delta Sigma Pi. In addition to that, Drake has several business honor societies, such as Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma and Kappa Delta Pi. Lucas Shapland, a firstyear actuarial science major, chose to rush Alpha Kappa Psi over the other business fraternities and social fraternities. This was a decision that many students interested in joining a professional fraternity have to make. “I had more friends in Alpha Kappa Psi, and I got more information about them, so I only rushed them,” Shepland said. “I felt like I connected with the fraternity better than the social fraternities.” Professional fraternities
provide students with opportunities to network with professionals in their field and other students who share their career goals and to participate in professional development activities. Despite these academic and professional connections, the fraternities also work to build a community among their members. As Wilensky explains, there is a reason why these organizations are categorized as fraternities. “There is a long-standing tradition of APO’s existence as a fraternity, and the cardinal principles reflect the ways in which a passion for service is supplemented by fostering a brotherhood, rather than just a membership base,” Wilensky said. “We are different in the sense that we have specific rituals and traditions that define the membership as a group connected by more than just requirements.”
Pumpkin color, lattes ring in our fall wardrobe Emily Tozer
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The first leaves turning colors. The first pumpkin spice latte of the season. The first Halloween decorations in stores. Yes, fall is here. And that means it’s time to pull out the fall fashion. It always seems easier for me to dress cute in fall clothes after an over-a-hundred-degree summer wanting to wear as little clothing as is appropriate. So you can fold away or send home the shorts and flip flops, but, luckily, a lot of summer pieces can be worked into fall with the right layers. You know what that means — scarves and boots and sweaters, oh my! The leaves aren’t the only things that change colors
when the season changes. The color palette of your wardrobe changes a bit, too. There are those basic colors that just evoke the feeling of fall: rich brown leathers, burnt orange, mustard yellow, plum and dark red are the first that come to my mind. And if you’re still left wondering, Pantone comes out with a color report of it’s own for each season. Fall 2012 includes French roast, honey gold, pink flambé, tangerine tango, ultramarine green, bright chartreuse, Olympian blue, titanium, rhapsody and rose smoke. A few bold colors mixed with some muted and darker neutrals make for a pretty autumnal palette. It’s easy to fall (pun intended) into a routine of
leggings and sweatshirts around this time. I get it — it’s pretty nice to go to class feeling as comfortable as you do when you’re going to sleep. But do you think you pay attention and learn best when you can trick your brain into thinking you’re in bed? No. Besides, it’s just as easy to dress nice, even semi-nice, and be just as cozy. Swap the sweatshirt out for a soft knit cardigan, add a scarf and tall boots and you’re set — pumpkin spice latte optional.
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Des Moines Art Center focuses on new artists Free admission to unique artwork, sculptures on Grand Ave Katie Ericson
outreach programs for troubled youth. By working with students from a variety of programs, the Center gives tours and lessons to students that encourage creativity, problem solving and anger management. In addition, every fourth grader in
events throughout the year, the Art Center is always free, so visitors can stop in frequently for short times or As college students, we the entire day.” have discovered that nothDoolittle mentioned an ing in life comes free. Yet, additional attraction — film there are some deals that festivals. Shown throughout are an exception. The Des the year, these focus on movMoines Art Cenies that are of artistic importer, for example. tance, but are difficult Founded in to find. 1916, the Art CenOn Friday, Sept. 28, ter has grown with the Center will be hosthelp from generous ing its Manhattan Short contributors and Film Festival with ten an interested city. short films from various With three buildcountries. Students will ings housing its colhave an opportunity to lection (one built see these rare films and by I.M. Pei who devote on their favorite. signed the pyramid A final opportunity — Christine Doolittle, Director of Marketing and outside the Louis the Center’s affiliate vre), the Art CenPublic Relations Art Noir. This group foter has over 4,600 cuses on young adults permanent pieces. and hosts events Yet, this does not such as happy hours include its frequently changsix nearby districts goes on with artists and behind the ing exhibitions. a tour of the Center. scene tours. On Oct. 19, Art Just beyond the Art CenHowever, this is not the Noir will host its Pollock ter, is the Pappajohn SculpArt Center’s favorite accom- Ball commemorating Jackture Park, a downtown plishment. son Pollock. It is $30 for the garden stretching over four “One of the most unusual public and $25 for members. acres covered with 21 sculpaspects of the Art Center, If interested in attendtures. Since 2009, it has and one staff is most proud ing the Pollock Ball or the been a popular sight with of, is the fact that we have Manhattan Short Film Festisculptures such as Nomade, free admission,” said Chris- val, go to the corresponding the man made of white lettine Doolittle, the Director websites. Listed below are ters, capturing the public’s of Marketing and Public the hours of the Des Moines eye. Relations. “Other than just Art Center. The Art Center also has a handful of fund-raising
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Sports Men’s Soccer
Creighton poses threat Bulldogs garner two titles
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After playing six games in a span of 15 days, all on the road, the Drake men’s soccer team (1-7-2) is ready to put behind its non-conference season and open up Missouri Valley Conference play at home against Creighton (52-1) this Saturday at 7 p.m. Drake has not played in the Cownie Soccer Complex since Sept. 2, when it lost to Marquette 2-0. The Bulldogs went 0-4-2 in their road trip. “We played probably the toughest non-conference schedule in America, definitely in the Midwest,” said head coach Sean Holmes. “We just ran out of gas in those last couple of games.” The Bulldogs have struggled in their non-conference season. Their schedule has included tough foes such as Northwestern, Marquette, St. Louis and Cincinnati. Errors and lack of leadership are two trends that have plagued the Bulldogs early on this season. “Good teams are not only good, they don’t make mistakes. Our season has been littered with mistakes. Good teams will punish those mistakes,” Holmes said. “College athletics is upperclass-driven. It’s juniors and seniors that are driving your season. We’ve been addressing this in practices and meetings to make sure they understand what’s demanded of them.” Drake closed its road trip with a trio of ugly losses in a four-game span against solid teams, falling 4-1 to William
and Mary, 4-1 to Old Dominion and losing 5-0 against Memphis last Saturday. Holmes is confident the Bulldog defense will be able to turn things around. “That doesn’t worry me that much. It does concern me that in the past we’ve been solidly defensive,” Holmes said. “We’ve given up 14 goals in the last four games. That’s not acceptable at this level. It’s a team effort we have to address.” Fatigue has been a factor for Drake, as it was forced to play a lot of younger players and had to go through long trips, including an 11-hour bus ride to Memphis. “Just like anything, that’s a lot of playing in a short amount of time,” said junior midfielder Bryan Jantsch. “It took a mental toll and a physical toll.” Despite facing a tough non-conference schedule crowded with road games, Jantsch wouldn’t have had it any other way. “(Holmes) made it hard and on the road, and he wouldn’t have done that if he didn’t think we could handle it,” Jantsch said. “It helped us and prepared us for conference. We can reflect on what happened and fix our mistakes.” A fresh start to the conference season is just what the Bulldogs need to get back into shape. The Bulldogs will aim to snap out of their funk by taking on their rival, Creighton. Even though the Bluejays dominate the all-time series 21-3-7, the Bulldogs own three wins and two ties in the last 10 meetings be-
tween the teams. Creighton made it all the way to the Final Four last season. “They graduated a lot of guys. It’s a very different team. We’re both in a rebuilding phase,” Holmes said. Still, Creighton is a consistent title contender every year and the Bulldogs will need to put on a strong performance on Saturday in order to get a favorable result. “They’re always topnotch (Creighton), always in the rankings,” Jantsch said. “It’s basically containing their assets, limit their chances.” Jantsch also talked about some of the keys for Drake to be successful, citing staying in front of the ball, being patient and taking advantage of scoring chances. “We’ve had plenty of chances (this season). Finishing our chances will be key against Creighton,” Jantsch said. The Bulldogs have a chance to start MVC play off on the right foot, and they’ll be happy to be back at home to do so. “Major key, and I love this one, is we’re at home. You are always more comfortable playing at home. We have been pretty good at protecting our home-field advantage since I’ve been here,” Jantsch said. “I’m happy we had a tough schedule, it definitely prepared us well. In conference, everyone is 0-0. We can put our non-conference schedule in the past and reflect on it.”
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In the wake of its first victory, the Drake volleyball team (1-12, 0-3) will finish up its four-game road stint by taking on Evansville (511, 1-3) in Evansville, Ind., this Friday, and Southern Illinois (11-3, 2-2) in Carbondale, Ill., this Saturday.
After last week’s victory over Nebraska-Omaha, head coach Tony Sunga commented on what his team has to do to continue winning. “We definitely need to bring what we brought last night (Sept. 21) to these games,” Sunga said. Both of these matches feature Missouri Valley Conference teams. Drake is tied for last place in the MVC, and
this weekend provides two chances for the Bulldogs to move up in the standings. Only the top six teams (out of 10) advance to the MVC tournament. Sunga feels that his team is primed for success this weekend. “These are two teams that we will compete well with,” he said. “We have a good chance.”
How the rest of the MVC is doing: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Creighton Northern Iowa Wichita St. Missouri St. Southern Ill.
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The Drake women’s tennis team collected two titles at the Redbird Roundup in Normal, Ill., this past weekend. Freshman Maddie Johnson claimed the No. 3 flight singles championship on Sunday with a 6-2, 6-1 decision over St. Louis University’s Madeline Jolly. The duo of junior Klavdija Rebol and freshman Jordan Eggleston captured the No. 1 flight doubles title on Sunday, topping teammates freshman Mariel Ante and sophomore Nell Boyd, 8-3. The Redbird Roundup marked the first away tournament for the Bulldogs’ five freshmen. Sophomore Amanda Dick lauded her
young teammates’ poise against the Redbird Roundup’s talented field. “The freshmen, I feel, adjusted really well to traveling in general,” Dick said. “(Head) coach (Paul Thomson), when we were all sitting down, told us that in this conference, it is really hard to win away, and considering that everybody did fairly well against tough teams — pretty solid teams — all the way through and managed to get a couple championships or into the semifinals or pretty far within the main draw, says a lot.” The Redbird Roundup draw was organized to ensure that two Bulldogs wouldn’t play in the final. “The team is doing so good that it was like they had to set it up so that two
Drake people wouldn’t have to meet each other before the final, so it wasn’t an allDrake final,” Dick said. “We had to beat our own team, so that says something about us.” Like Dick, Thomson praised his young team’s growth at the Redbird Roundup. “This was another good building weekend,” Thomson said in a Drake athletics press release. “We let a couple of matches get away from us in the semifinals, but we keep learning from each match. I’m happy with the effort the team is putting in and with the daily improvements they are making.” The Bulldogs are back in action at the Missouri Valley Conference Individuals on Oct. 5-7 in Wichita, Kan.
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FRESHMAN JORDAN EGGLESTON eyes the ball at the Drake Fall Invitational on Sept. 14.
‘High expectations’ drive team
Drake still chasing MVC victory Rodney Spears
6. Illinois St. 7. Evansville 8. Indiana St. 9. Bradley 10. Drake
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After a strong showing at the Big Four Classic this past weekend, the Drake softball team will face Division II powerhouse Minnesota State, Mankato on Sunday at Ron Buel Field. Sophomore utility Hayley Nybo, a Minnesota native, anticipates a dangerous Mavericks squad. “I’m actually from Minnesota, so I know lots of the girls who are playing, and they’re really good,” Nybo said. “They’re a Division II team, but they always go to the national tournament every year.” Despite a young roster, the Mavericks’ sophomore Lindsay Erickson boasted a team-high 11 home runs and a .429 batting average last
season. Junior Kelly Wood registered a .316 batting average and nine home runs. Like Nybo, junior pitcher Jordan Gronewold expects a tough Mavericks team. “I have high expectations,” Gronewold said. Improving offensively is key for Drake against Minnesota State’s versatile offense. “We had a few base running errors in the Big Four Classic, so we’re looking to keep those errors down,” Gronewold said. Drake finished 2-1 at the Big Four Classic this past weekend, defeating in-state rivals Iowa and Northern Iowa, but falling to Iowa State. The Bulldogs topped Iowa 3-1 on Saturday, before falling to Iowa State on Sunday, 1-11. Drake completed the Big Four Classic with an 8-1 victory over Northern
Iowa on Sunday. With four games left, finishing strong tops Drake’s to-do list. “We started strong, so we want to finish strong,” Nybo said. The Bulldogs will close fall competition with a double-header versus William Penn on Oct. 7 at Ron Buel Field. Although fall competition ends on Oct. 7, the Bulldogs are already eyeing spring success. “The fall season situates us for spring play,” Gronewold said. “It lets us gel with each other and lets us be outside before we have to practice inside for the entire winter.” Drake takes on Minnesota State, Mankato at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday at Ron Buel Field.
What it takes to be a Division I athlete What does it take to be a Division I athlete? That is the direction I’m headed to today. But don’t get me wrong; I have it far from figured out. Two seasons in, one being injured, and I like to think I have somewhat of an idea. The journey is still in full force. Three more seasons to be played and I know the learning never stops. I am definitely an avid believer in the expression “you learn something new everyday,” whether it is something broad in scope, like how to deal with a season ending injury, or merely understanding how to finish a lay-up. It can be anything, really. To my knowledge, drawing from my experience thus far,
an athlete at this level must embody a variety of traits — the most important being passion, hard work and awareness. Passion is where it all begins. It’s because you love the game that you are playing at this level. In all honesty, I have no idea how any person or athlete would last if they didn’t love their “job.” For most of us, it started at a young age. We finally decided to toss out co-ed soccer and take up a different activity. Maybe getting up shots in the driveway, having a catch with your dad in the backyard or going to the batting cages with friends is what sparked your interest. Regardless, the passion is
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what led you to the ultimate commitment — one that you will pour your heart and soul into for the next four to five years. And when you love what you do, it is that much easier to do so. Hard work is next on the list. To look at it in a different light, a Division I athlete is never satisfied. Even after having the best game of her life, she is back in the gym the next day. It is not uncommon for your opponents to know your strengths and weaknesses like the back of their hand. So what do you do? You add to your repertoire. An athlete that doesn’t make gains is pretty much useless for lack of better words. Someone that can
be shut down regularly isn’t fully exploiting his or her talents. Obviously, it is unlikely to have many consecutive games where you are the best player on the floor. But that is the nature of athletics. We can’t be great all the time, but we can still put in the work. It is the act of not settling that sets apart the great, from the good. Last but not least is awareness. Seems a little
vague, I’m sure. By aware, I mean both aware of what is expected of them on the court or playing field, as well as off the court. A Division I athlete is aware of her opponents — knowing the scouting report verbatim. She is aware of the mistakes they make — taking every one and learning from them. She is aware of her expectations — believing it will lead her to the greatest part of athlet-
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ics, a championship. She is aware of how she is seen in the public eye — being role models in every way they can. The list goes on and on, but hopefully you get the gist of it. A Division I athlete is ultimately aware and bought in to these few principles. While there is so much more to be said for how athletes set themselves up for success, passion, work ethic and awareness may be a large portion of that success. Grenfell is a junior public relations and management double major and can be reached at carly.grenfell@ drake.edu
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First PFL road test looms for Bulldogs
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SOPHOMORE KICKER SPENCER LEE (left) punts against Pioneer Football League rival Morehead State on Sept. 22 at Drake Stadium. The Bulldogs edged Morehead State, 28-25. SOPHOMORE WIDE RECEIVER GRAHM BUTLER (right) wards off a Morehouse State defensive player. Butler registered 19 yards receiving against the Eagles en route to Drake’s 268 total yards receiving. Mike Wendlandt
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After a week of tightly contested football, the Bulldogs look to start 2-0 in Pioneer Football League play as they travel to Buies Creek, N.C., to take on the Campbell Fighting Camels in their first road test of the conference season. After last week’s heartpounding victory over Morehead State, the Bulldogs look to have a stronger performance against one of the PFL’s less accomplished teams. After losing at Butler by
a score of 35-14, the Camels look to respond with force against a Bulldog team that is known for big plays and defense. Last week, the Bulldogs got big plays from fifthyear seniors Anthony Gianaras and Tyler Moorehead that led to turnovers and points for Drake en route to sealing a victory over the Eagles. Campbell will be looking for another big game from quarterback Dakota Wolf, who ran for 111 yards and passed for 159 in its loss to Butler. The past three games have shown that Drake can struggle to stop the run. The Bulldogs will try to contain
the Camels’ running attack. For Drake, the offense will go as far as fifth-year senior quarterback Mike Piatkowski will take it. His experience and skill will be a matchup nightmare for Campbell, as he is incredibly adept at spreading the ball around to his receivers. Through four games, Drake has seen breakout performances from seniors Joey Orlando, Kevin Marshall, Nick Rosa, as well as sophomore Michael Hudson in different games, a testament to the balance the Drake passing game has. Here are three matchups that will be major factors in
the game. 1) Piatkowski vs. the Campbell pass rush Piatkowski has overcome the pressure of breaking the all-time passing record; now he will try to continue his success as Campbell looks to stop him. Campbell has three interceptions in four games and 11 sacks. Piatkowski will have to be on his toes as Campbell will do its best to slow down the reigning PFL Offensive Player of the Year. 2) Drake Defensive Line vs. Wolf Wolf is the main threat for the Fighting Camels, leading the team in rushing, and will be the focal point for the
Bulldog defense. Stopping him starts with the defensive line. Getting consistent pressure and rattling Wolf will go a long way toward winning the game. Look for huge games from senior Brandon Coleman, Moorehead, Gianaras and junior Matt Acree. 3) Drake offensive line vs. Campbell defensive line After a solid game against Morehead State, all eyes will be on the Drake offensive line as it attempts to slow down the Campbell defensive line. Campbell has seven players with at least half a sack and will use all of them to slow down the powerful
offense of the Bulldogs. If the Bulldogs can give Piatkowski time and avoid costly penalties, they should be on their way to a 2-0 start. This game is an important one for the Bulldogs with powerhouse San Diego coming to Drake Stadium in a week. Preparation and focus is a must for the Bulldogs this week to avoid falling into the stereotypical trap game versus Campbell. Look for a resounding energy and intensity from Drake. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m.
Drake ready for first stage of ITA All-American Championships
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The Drake men’s tennis team captured one singles title on the final day of the Drake Fall Invitational on Sunday, increasing its tally to three total titles for the weekend. Of the five matches played by the Bulldogs on Sunday morning, only two resulted in victories. Senior captain James McKie won the only singles title of the day, as he continued his domination of the ‘F’ flight with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Eric Schuemans of Northern Colorado. McKie, who usually plays near the top of Drake’s lineup, wasn’t tested much throughout the weekend’s singles matches, but he was pleased with the opportunity to get three wins under his belt going into this weekend’s Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-American Championships that will take place at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla. “This tournament was a good warm-up for next weekend in Tulsa,” McKie said. “I saw a lot of positive things from everyone on the team, and I hope we can get some good results next weekend.” The other Bulldog posting a win on Sunday was sophomore Grant Tesmer, who was coming off a difficult loss in the semifinals of the ‘C’ flight the day before. Tesmer had multiple opportunities to serve for the match, but his Northern Colorado opponent eventually took the match in a third set tiebreaker. “All through that night, that was going through my mind, not being able to connect those last few points,” Tesmer said. “I definitely left the tennis center with some anger and annoyance, but I knew if I had that on my shoulders the next day that it would hurt me.”
Tesmer was able to adjust his mindset for the thirdplace match on Sunday, and the results were night and day compared to Saturday’s semifinal. The Drake sophomore showed no signs of struggle as he cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 win over Iowa’s Rob Trower. “I just had to have a new mindset, I just had the mentality of ‘there is no way I’m losing twice,’” Tesmer said. The rest of the team didn’t fare as well, as the Bulldogs dropped their finals in the ‘A’ and ‘E’ flights. In the ‘A’ flight, sophomore Ben Mullis squared off against Creighton’s Billy Paluch, who had defeated sophomore Alen Salibasic in Saturday’s semifinal match. Things looked good for Mullis and the Bulldogs at the beginning of the match, as Mullis took the first set 6-3. After the first set, the momentum shifted in favor of Paluch. Creighton’s top player took the second set 6-1 before finishing off the match in the third set 7-5. Senior Ryan Drake, who took on Northern Illinois’ Jovan Zeljkovic in the ‘E’ flight final, wasn’t able to win his match either. After staying within striking distance in a competitive first set, Drake went on to lose the match 6-3, 6-0. Freshman Ben Lott and junior Robin Goodman were originally set to face-off against one another in the finals of the ‘B’ flight, but Drake head coach Davidson Kozlowski chose to place Lott in a practice match against Northern Illinois’ Dor Amir, who had competed in the ‘A’ flight. Like Mullis, Lott rushed out to an early lead. Lott took the first set 6-0, but couldn’t close the match out in the second and third sets. Amir went on to win 0-6, 6-3, 6-3. Despite capturing multiple titles throughout the event, not all the Bulldog players were thrilled with Sunday’s final matches.
“We were the best combined team at the tournament I think, and maybe Sunday was a minor reminder that we can’t take matches for granted,” Tesmer said. Kozlowski was pleased to hear Tesmer’s competitive attitude, but overall he was pleased with his team’s performance throughout the weekend. Heading into the weekend, Kozlowski had planned on entering only Tesmer, Drake, Mullis and Lott into the tournament, but as other teams withdrew players due to injury or illness, he inserted other Drake players into the draws to ensure at least three matches per player in every flight. “We were going with our bottom half, we were looking for the younger guys, a freshman in Ben Lott, a sophomore Ben Mullis, a sophomore in Grant Tesmer, to kind of step up, seeing how these guys are moving up, they’re playing third flight, they’re playing first flight, playing the best players from other teams and seeing how they would fare,” Kozlowski said. “Looking at it that way, they did extremely well.” Kozlowski also talked about Tesmer’s third-place finish. “Ben (Mullis) got to the finals of the ‘A’ flight, lost to the number one player from Creighton, so that’s a great showing,” Kozlowski said, “and for Grant (Tesmer) to come in and play that three spot and finish third was great.” With this past weekend behind them, the Bulldogs are now focused on this weekend’s ITA All-American Championships. The four Drake players traveling to Tulsa will be McKie, Goodman, Salibasic and senior Anis Ghorbel. McKie and Salibasic will begin their tournament in the pre-qualifying round on Saturday morning. Goodman and Ghorbel will start play
two days later on Monday in the first rounds of the qualifying rounds. McKie and Ghorbel are also competing in the qualifying draw for doubles, starting Tuesday, as the team’s national ranking of No. 59 advanced them out of the pre-qualifying round. The main draw will begin on Thursday, Oct. 4. To advance from the prequalifying to the qualifying round, a player will have to win three rounds. To advance from the qualifying draw into the main draw, a player will have to win another three rounds. Only the top 48 players in the country compete in the main draw, and the pre-qualifying, qualifying and main draws represent the top 256 players throughout all of Division I college tennis. “This is the largest, most prestigious fall tournament of the year, and these are the top players in the country,” Kozlowski said. “You won’t find higher competition all in one place than you will at the ITA All-Americans.” McKie and Ghorbel, who are carrying a national ranking of No. 87 going into the tournament, are especially motivated to do well, as this is their final fall season for the Bulldogs. “I’m setting my goals high as this is my last year, and want to make sure I have absolutely no regrets,” McKie said. Kozlowski is confident that all four of his players going to the All-Americans will put in a strong performance this weekend. “I’m confident in our level and in the training we have been doing, that we are going to go and everyone is going to have a good showing,” Kozlowski said. Check back with The Times-Delphic on Monday for a full review of McKie and Salibasic’s results at the ITA All-American Championships.
SOPHOMORE BEN MULLIS (above) prepares to hit a backhand at the Drake Fall Invitational on Sept. 21.
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SENIOR ANIS GHORBEL (above) reaches to hit a forehand in doubles competition at the Drake Fall Invitational on Sept. 21.
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Fall Festive Activies in Des Moines Sleepy Hollow Scream Park
What to do: Check out the three haunted houses complete with a torture chamber museum, burial chambers, vampire layers and dragons, listen to Twisted Tales, defend yourself on the Zombie Shootout Haunted Walk and make your way through the Fog Maze. When: Opens at 7 p.m. on Oct. 5-6, 12-13, 18-21, 25-29 Pricing: $25 for everything or $19 for pick three Where it is: 4051 Dean Ave., Des Moines More information: sleepyhollowsportspark.com
What to do: Take a scenic trip from the Boone and Scene Valley Railroad and Museum depot to a pumpkin patch to pick out your own pumpkin. The ride lasts an hour and a half. When: Oct. 6 at 10 a.m., Oct. 9 at 6 p.m., Oct. 10 at 6 p.m., Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. Pricing: $15, includes pumpkin Where it is: 225 10th St., Boone
Chocolaterie Stam 5-km or 5-mile Race
What to do: The third annual race will he held at Principal Park in Des Moines. Both races start at the park and run along the Des Moines River When: Nov. 4 at 9 a.m Pricing: $37 before Oct. 28, $47 until race day. Also includes fleece jacket and Stam chocolate Where it is: Principal Park, Des Moines
Living History Farms Off-Road Race What to do: A seven-mile run through mud, creeks and forests. Many teams dress in costume When: Nov. 17 at 9 a.m. Pricing: $39 Where it is: 11121 Hickman Road, Urbandale
Evening Horse and Wagon Ride
What to do: Take a ride through the fields of the Living History Farm. Enjoy hot cider or chocolate, fresh baked cookies and popcorn post-ride When: Sept. 30 and Oct. 14 at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Pricing: $15, includes goodies after the ride Where it is: 11121 Hickman Road, Urbandale
Iowa Orchard What to do:
Pick your own pumpkin, purchase homemade pumpkin pie and caramel apples, go on a tractor-pulled hay ride and check out the Cider mill When: Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. everyday Pricing: Varies Where it is: 98975 Meredith Dr., Urbandale
Allsupâ€™s Pumpkinville and Corn Maze
What to do: Pumpkin patch, corn maze, straw and hay bale mazes and tractor-pulled hay ride When: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. everyday. Pricing: Varies Where it is: 618 Center Ave. S., Mitchellville
Downtown Farmersâ€™ Market What to do:
Sample fresh produce, listen to live music, purchase flowers, cheese, fruit, vegetables, wine, numerous baked goods, and numerous varieties of locally raised meat. When: 7 a.m. to noon until Oct. 27 Pricing: Varies by booth Where it is: Historic Court District
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