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Student Senate

Bulldogs DU Can your grade change Good across with a plus or minus? the country Alec Hamilton

Austin Cannon

Staff Writer

Plus-minus grading may be coming to Drake University, but not in the near future. Bruce Gilbert, a representative from Faculty Senate, gave a short presentation on plus-minus grading to Student Senate on Thursday. The topic was not discussed during the meeting but will be in the upcoming weeks. The topic was briefly explored last year, and surveys sent out among the faculty and staff. More information gathering and discussion is needed, but the topic could come to a vote at Faculty Senate as early as November. Nothing would be implemented until the fall semester of next year. However, only Faculty Senate has the power to formally vote and implement a change, with Student Senate only giving their opinion. Even if Drake chooses to implement plus-minus grading, it would be difficult and wouldn’t be university-

Staff Writer

Luke Nankivell| photo editor

A PLUS-MINUS GRADING SCALE is in the works for Drake University. Faculty Senate is discussing the matter and brought the proposal to Student Senate. wide. “We have no ability to coerce any professor into doing anything in terms of setting their grading standards,” Gilbert said. “If we established plus-minus and a professor used the old system, there’s no way to change that.”

In the next month, expect some type of campus meeting, probably town hall style, as a forum for students and faculty to voice their opinions. Student Senate passed numerous motions Thursday. Senate approved the

establishment of a Drake chapter of the International Trombone Association. The chapter will not collect dues, but it will fundraise to bring numerous musicians to Drake. Advocates for the

>> SENATE, page 2

On Saturday, Sept. 29, cities across the country united to celebrate DU Good Day. Throughout the nation, alumni, family and friends of Drake University came together to volunteer and make a difference. In 2011, over 250 people volunteered at twelve sites in the United States. This year, led by members of the National Alumni Association, there were over 300 volunteers and 13 cities involved with DU Good Day 2012. This year, groups helped with outside organizations through landscaping, construction, picking up litter, cleaning riverbanks, working in food banks and much more. Bryan Klopack, a 2006 Drake graduate, led the event in the Washington, D.C. area, where he and his group assisted an area organization by landscaping and working on necessary home improvements at a local group home.

“We are working with SOME (So Others Might Eat), which is a communitybased organization in the D.C. that offers a comprehensive, holistic approach to caring for the homeless and extremely poor citizens of our city,” Klopack said. Saturday also marked the first-ever DU Good Day in New York City and Los Angeles. In New York, volunteers worked with the Central Park Conservancy, helping keep Central Park clean by picking up litter and trash. The Los Angeles area volunteers worked with the Doris Cantlay Center, an organization that provides services to families in need. Led by 1981 graduate David Beall, volunteers painted the lobby of the center and prepared bags of groceries for distribution. In Chicago, Mary Pat Rooney, a 2008 graduate, linked her education with her current occupation. “I work for a nonprofit here in Chicago and thought

>> DU GOOD, page 2

Campus Events

Overnight event cause for celebration Emily Sadecki

Staff Writer

Drake University gave students another reason to celebrate Friday night. On Friday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., Olmsted Center was transformed into an intersection of live entertainment, arts and craft projects, mini-golf and even hip-hop instruc-

tion. The event was free for all students. “The idea is just to get a bunch of different organizations on campus together in a cumulative event,” said sophomore Abbey Barrow, Student Activities Board campus impact member. Represented groups included Alpha Phi Omega, Colleges Against Cancer, SAB, Residence Hall Association

and Habitat Against Humanity. Fellow SAB member, junior Nicole Germann, recognizes a benefit of events like this. “There are a bunch of different organizations here. It is another way for them to market themselves,” Germann said. She also noted

>> CELEBRATE, page 2

Jeremy Leong | staff photographer

STUDENTS LEARN SOME DANCE MOVES (left) at Celebrate Drake on Friday night. A DRAKE STUDENT (above) plays some mini-golf in Olmsted during Celebrate Drake.

Campus Calendar

Check it out>>> Monday > Homecoming Comedian, Josh Wolf > 8 p.m. > Parents Hall North


Tuesday > Homecoming Movie, Hunger Games > 8 p.m. > Helmick Commons


> First Year Election Starts > 12:01 a.m. through Wednesday 11:59 p.m. > Blueview

> Homecoming Carnival > 4 p.m. > Helmick Commons

> Men’s Soccer vs. Western Ill. > 7 p.m. > Cownie Soccer Complex

<<<Campus Calendar



Drake University, Des Moines Vol. 132 | No. 9 | Oct. 1, 2012



News Campus Events

Congressman Latham visits with College Republicans Sarah Fulton

Staff Writer

Congressman Tom Latham walked into the College Republicans meeting last Wednesday, shook everyone’s hand and grabbed a slice of pizza. The meeting, which also featured Sheriff Dan Charleston, was a combined effort by the College Republicans and the Students for Latham.College Republicans President, sophomore Taylor Crow, said she was pleased with the turnout of about 20 students. “We had a pretty good turnout. Also, I think the people that were there had good questions, once they listened up a bit,” Crow said. “Which is something that the Latham campaign really wanted was to just get good interaction between the students and the congressman.” President of Students for Latham, junior Larrissa Wurm, believes that a good interaction was achieved due to the number of students in attendance. “It was nice for him to be able to talk about the issues and hear what students are concerned about and for them to hear what he had to say,” Wurm said. “Plus it was a smaller environment, it was a little more personal so he could really talk to everyone, shake everyone’s hand, and then, everyone had the opportunity to ask a question.”

Senior Rachel Cutler was impressed with the questions asked by students because they showed an understanding of politics. “It was really great to see other people who had really great questions. I could see they really are thinking about our future and they understand politics. They have a passion for it,” Cutler said. “They know what is going on and they have the passion to act for it.” Crow hoped that the evening would help to foster this understanding of politics. “I just hoped that (students) would get a better understanding for conservative politics and where Latham stands on certain issues. I think personally if you have a conversation with someone who knows what they are talking about you are going to benefit more than reading an article,” Crow said. “I think you might be able to understand certain issues better. With having the students ask questions I think it was overall a better learning session.” Crow also enjoyed Latham’s responses, which ranged from the situation in Israel to the Farm Bill and even included discussion of the budget crisis. “I liked that he fully answered the questions and made sure that they understand it in their own way. I think that is something with politics, you can get big words or things that the everyday person doesn’t un-

derstand,” Crow said. “It was nice that he was able and willing to walk through (the questions) and make it more understandable for everyone.” The congressman’s overall demeanor was a highlight for Cutler. “I really like when they do not try and make themselves seem like they are above us. To me that makes him that much more relatable,” Cutler said. “He does not come in a suit and tie; he is very warm and welcoming. You could see his human side, it is nice.” Crow thinks Latham taking time out to speak to students makes a statement. “I think that it shows that student’s votes matter. (Congressmen) are able and willing to reach out to students because they know our votes count for the election and we make up a big population,” Crow said. “For them reaching out is a nice way of saying ‘hey’ do not forget that you have this right and this privilege.” Latham agreed with Crow, stating the message he wanted students to take away was to be involved in the political process, and particularly this election, because that is how good representatives will be elected. “Be involved in the process and help in campaigns,” Latham said. “Basically that is the message, how critical this election is.”

Close to 50 volunteers worked with the Desert Mission Food Bank in Phoenix, Ariz. The Bank provides relief to more than 4,500 Phoenix families each month, filling a gigantic need. Not to mention, it was a perfect fit for 1981 graduate and coordinator Tammy Perkins who said, “DU Good Day is a perfect volunteer activity for me – I get to support Drake and help people in Phoenix!”

Groups in Denver and the Twin Cities worked to limit water pollution in their rivers and lakes. Laurel Herold, the Twin Cites coordinator and 2008 graduate, elaborated on her group’s task. “We’re working with Minneapolis Public Works to stencil signs that read, ‘No dumping, this runs to our lakes,’ on the storm drains around Lake of the Isles,” Herold said. “Water pollution is an issue that impacts

OCT. 1, 2012 | Page 2

Activities offered for ‘alcohol alternative’ night

Jeremy Leong | staff photographer

SOPHOMORE NAZIA ASHRAFUL decorates another students wrist with henna paint to create a temporary tattoo at Celebrate Drake in Olmsted on Friday night.

>> CELEBRATE, page 1 that the event provides an “alcohol alternative” for students on a Friday night. There was no shortage of things for students to do. On the main floor of Olmsted, there was a table offering free raffle ticket with possible prizes, including gift cards, apparel and even a tablet. Venturing upstairs, a variety of doors led to different options. One of these was a craft room, where students could make themselves a hat and bag and receive and an intricate henna tattoo. While

that was going on, across the hall, students were getting in a late night work out with a hip-hop class. “I am enjoying the variety of things they have. They have more crafts and activities going on this year compared to last,” said sophomore Katina Degtyareva The schedule of events for the night also included mini-golf, cash cab, karaoke and a comedian. To top off the night, there was a performance by the Brocal Chords. Clearing out after the concert, students’ hands were filled with vari-

ous tokens from the night and their heads were ringing with the melodic tunes of the Brocal Chords. The event gave students a memorable Friday night “Celebrate Drake was a unique experience,” Morgan Sekhon, first-year, said. “They did a very nice job putting it all together.” Fellow first-year Shelby Derrick said. “I really enjoyed it. They had a lot of fun things to do. I would for sure go again next year.”

all of us, and this project gives our group a chance to educate others in a fun way.” Around 30 alumni volunteers in Denver came out and, with the Denver Parks and Recreation department, participated in a clean up of the Platte River, which runs through downtown Denver. Here in the Des Moines area, around 65 volunteers led by co-chairs Kim Pfannebecker and Susan Stocum partnered with the Drake

Neighborhood Association to beautify and improve Witmer Park and other areas around campus. “We felt it made sense to focus our efforts on the Drake neighborhood because all of our alumni, as well as current students/ staff, called that area home during their time at Drake. It just seemed appropriate.” Pfannebecke said. As for the purpose of DU Good Day, Beall talked

about a perspective of mutual gratitude. “I gained so much from Drake during my time there, and I feel like this is a wonderful opportunity to help further the university’s good name, while also connecting alumni with a very worthwhile organization. It’s a win all the way around,” Beall said.

travelled to a road game at Graceland University in early September, before the Stu-

Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi) was allocated $3,550 in order to host their Big Dream Event and open it to the rest of campus. The Big Dream event brings in a motivational speaker and participants bring a goal, or a dream, and a plan to do it, and then everybody walks around and offers advice and contacts to help them fulfill that dream. This vote was the only vote not to be passed unanimously, with senators Josh Schoenblatt, Stephen Slade, James Ley and Dan Pfeifle voting no, and senators Ekta Haria and Zach Keller abstaining. The Board of Trustees will be meeting on campus this week during Homecoming. Senators Rebecca Mataloni and Ley are the Student Senate nominees for homecoming court. The First-Year Senator election is this week and is expected to result in a runoff.

Nation-wide volunteer efforts with alums

>> DU GOOD, page 1

it would be a great fit! Since I work in the organization’s development department, I volunteered to act as the site coordinator,” Rooney said. Rooney works for Chicago’s Lakeview Pantry, one of the largest and oldest pantries in the metropolitan area, where volunteers worked Saturday.

Allocation of funds allows dissenting votes >> SENATE, page 1


chapter who showed up to the meeting stated that establishing a chapter here at Senate allocated $1,413.49 to DRxUGS, a conglomerate of pharmacy organizations, to put on a Drake Campus Health Fair where they will provide cholesterol screenings and other health screenings to students. This will benefit the student body as well as provide those working the fair to put into practice the skills they are learning in pharmacy school. The group Mission of ONE received $506.20 to go to a leadership conference in Boston to learn the fundraising, recruitment, and planning skills to become a successful and thriving chapter at Drake as they are a relatively new organization. Drake’s Men’s Soccer Club was allocated $101.55 to reimburse them for the gas they used when they

“We have no ability to coerce any professor into doing anything in terms of setting their grading standards,” —Bruce Gilbert , professor

dent Fees Allocation Committee was established for the year. The business fraternity



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Opinions&Editorials Column

Sidewalk chalk raises awareness to issues Activists promote sexual assault week, faced complaints for chalk I’m sure if you’ve been on Drake University’s campus for even a short amount of time, you’ve seen chalked messages on the sidewalks. Some students think it’s informative, some annoying, but no matter what, you have to admit that it’s effective. How could you see bright green chalk on the sidewalk and not at least glance and see what it has to say? Last week was Sexual Assault Awareness Week, and as part of the program, Student Activists for Gender Equality chalked statistics around campus. Interestingly enough, I’ve heard more complaints about the chalkings themselves than about sexual assault. In my time at Drake, I’ve gotten more and more involved and passionate about preventing sexual assault and informing people about the dangers of sexual assault on campus. I’m sorry if rape statistics chalked on the ground make you feel uncomfortable. I understand that feeling like this represents Drake (and you) in a poor light makes you mad. You know what makes me mad? Sexual assault. It makes me mad that my friends, family, people I love are assaulted in the most personal, violating and heartbreaking way. It makes me mad that I feel powerless to stop it. It makes me mad that you think these statistics about rape aren’t relevant to you and the people in your life. If you think that the statistics of rape chalked on the ground are startling, unpleasant or inappropriate, take a number. I assure you, they feel worse when

you realize how much they apply to people you love. It’s true that, to quote the chalkings, “One in four college women will be sexually assaulted” and “every two minutes, a sexual assault happens in the U.S.” So why are we pretending it’s not? We’re worried about what potential students may think of these statistics, but why are we less worried about preventing it from actually happening? The fact that people think we should sweep it under the rug to get prospective students to come here is completely ridiculous. Drake does not exist simply for potential students and if that’s all we care about, we don’t deserve to be a university. Last Monday morning, we saw a facilities worker intentionally wash off some of the statistics. That afternoon I saw Facebook statuses pop up making light of the hell rape survivors go through. In a routine TD staff story budget, here’s part of an editorial prompt: “With tours being held around campus this time of year, (the sexual assault statistics are) insanely inappropriate . . . and does not leave a good impression. We want people to come to Drake, not remember us as the school with the scary statistics on the sidewalk. I’m not saying the facts aren’t true but maybe save those statistics for a Facebook page and not underneath touring families’ feet.” I’ve heard plenty of comments about how this whole thing makes Drake look bad. Actually, I agree. When we have staff members, stu-

Jeremy Leong | staff photographer

Sexual assault statistics were written around campus by the STUDENT ACTIVISTS FOR GENDER EQUALITY in order to raise more awareness for their mission to end rape and sexual assault on Drake’s campus.

dents and even the Drake Problems Twitter account making light of a horrible crime, we do, in fact, it looks like an awful place to go to college. The retweet from DrakeProblem says “All this sexual assault stuff on campus reminds me of how the packers got raped last night

Kylie Rush

Caitlin O’Donnell



by the refs #DrakeProblems RT @jagow75.” Get it? It’s funny because rape is funny. Thank you for demonstrating why Sexual Assault Awareness Week is needed on campus. The reason we make our voices so loud is because otherwise, rape survivors

illustration courtesy of KELLY TAFOYA

A tweet from the popular ‘DRAKEPROBLEM’ Twitter handle shows how sexual awareness is being seen across campus.

will drown in the silence. You don’t like having a constant reminder about sexual assault as you walk around campus? Neither do we. We’ll stop chalking when rape stops happening. And for what it’s worth, as a prospective student, I would be happy to see that the campus is teaching their students about sexual assault and how common it really is. I would have wanted to go to a school where the community supports each other and stands up against injustice. In the past two days, I have learned that a large chunk of the people at Drake care for neither of the above.

Instead of complaining about chalk, maybe we should fix that first.

Rush is a junior magazines major and can be reached at O’Donnell is a senior secondary education major and can be reached at caitlin.

From the Editor’s Desk

‘Snarky’ letter to the editor, money sparks ethical debate I receive a lot of weird things in the mail. Mostly it’s just 9/11 conspiracy theories and CDs of bands that want coverage. On Friday though, I think the zenith of weird pieces of mail came to my mailbox. I picked up my mail from the offices in Meredith Hall. I had one piece of handwritten mail. It was addressed “Letters to the Editor, School Paper.” Cool, right? Who

sends hand-written mail these days? Not a lot, mostly just my grandparents and... well yeah, just my grandparents. It was also from Las Vegas, Nev. I was intrigued, so I opened it. Inside was “The Ten Commandments of Republican Politicians” and a $10 bill. I have no idea how to deal with this. One, the commandments are snarky and weird. Second, why would


someone send a $10 bill with it? I mean, is it ethical to spend that money on donuts for my staff? Should I send it back? It’s a dilemma. I was really uncomfortable about to be honest. I haven’t been able to get into contact with the person who sent it to me (mostly because I can’t find her phone number). The staff here at the TD is debating sending the money back, as there

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Features State Politics

Highfill running for House at the age of 22 Young Republican looking to hear issues, connect with citizens Hannah Armentrout

“I have to have a lot of people trust me and have a lot of people know that I’m a great candidate,” Highfill said. Highfill and his family have a long tradition of working at Hy-Vee. Highfill’s father, Brent Highfill, started working at Hy-Vee when he was 16 and is now president of a Hy-Vee subsidiary and assistant vice president

Staff Writer

When people imagine a member of a statehouse legislature, they tend to picture a middle-aged male, often one who is distant from their concerns. But in Iowa, there is a candidate who is challenging that stereotype. Twenty-two-year-old Jake Highfill is a Republican running for the Iowa Statehouse this year. “People are tired of the rich, white, old guy sitting in the office,” Highfill said. “People want new faces. They want change.” Highfill majored in business and minored in exercise science at the University of Iowa. He hopes — Jake Highfill, Congressional hopeful to one day start his own business. Highfill favors low taxes and few regulations on businesses to spur job growth and economic deof Hy-Vee. While working at velopment. Hy-Vee, Brent met his wife “I’m a fiscal conservaRenee, who currently works tive first; I believe that govas a certified pharmaceutical ernment is not the answer,” technician at Hy-Vee. Highfill said. Highfill and his sister A major aspect of Highboth worked at Hy-Vee from fill’s campaign is going doora young age, and Highfill to-door to talk to people connects his political beliefs about what issues are imto his experience with Hyportant to them. Highfill said Vee. this is not to ask for votes, “Businesses create jobs, but to hear people’s experinot the government,” Highfill ences and listen to their consaid. “Coming from a family cerns.

of lifelong Hy-Vee employees, which is Iowa’s largest private employer, I know what it takes to create jobs.” Highfill says that, if elected, he will honor the Constitution, lower taxes and remove regulations on “Iowa’s job creators,” defend the Second Amendment, protect the sanctity of life and decrease the size of government. Some students express concern that someone so young, nearly the age of many Drake students, might have difficulty getting votes later this fall. “His age doesn’t matter. It’s about experience. He theoretically could have more experience than an older candidate if he spent his time well. However, some people will still think he’s too young,” Kevin Smaller, firstyear, said. Other students feel that those who are younger are more connected to the issues in modern times. “I think a lot of times people who run for office are older, so they don’t relate to our generation,” said first-year student Mckayla Crouss. “If he had the right stance on issues, and he could prove he knows what he’s doing, he could stand a chance.”

“People are tired of the rich, white, old guy sitting in the office. People want new faces; they want change.”

Jeremy Leong | staff photographer

JAKE HIGHFILL, a 22-year-old running for the Iowa House poses for a quick smile. Highfill believes in legislation that promotes small business growth and economic development.

Around Iowa

Reiman Gardens hosts enormous animal lego sculptures Sculptor Kenney displays newest works built entirely from legos Katie Ericson

Staff Writer

As children, we had favorite toys — dolls, trucks, yo-yos — they were our constant companions. Yet we aged, and so did our toys most of the time. Some have found a way to keep their toys through life and make them into a profession. Currently, there are 13 LEGO Certified Professionals in the world building sculptures and projects with special permission from the company. Sean Kenney is one of them. “The LEGO Group selects people . . . whom they think best exemplify the fundamentals of building proficiency, enthusiasm and professionalism,” Kenney said. However, it took Kenney time to get to there. Originally, he worked as a graphic designer in New York. Every night he would return home and build LEGO sculptures for friends. He realized it was his passion. He quit his job and began working for LEGO. “It’s wonderful to see people enjoying the LEGO creations I’ve made. It inspires me to build even more cool things,” Kenney said. Some of his favorites are an interactive toy store

exhibit, a model of his old work labeled “Success,” and a 50,000 piece model of Greenwich Village. Though his process varies from piece to piece, Sean said he starts with a sketch, proceeds to a prototype and

companies such as Chase Insurance, Google and the Philadelphia Zoo. He has made artwork, lamps and themed books with simple LEGO bricks. “A sculpture made with LEGO bricks is fun and bright and something everyone can relate to. When you look at a LEGO sculpture you understand how it was put together, and maybe even can imagine doing it yourself,” Kenney said. C u r r e n t l y, Sean is displaying his collection of nature themed LEGO sculptures. From — Sean Kenney, LEGO Certified Professional an eight-foot-tall hummingbird to a mother buffalo made with 45,143 LEGO pieces, the then begins working on the collection is spread across full project — gluing the Ames’ Reiman Gardens. With blocks together to ensure 27 sculptures in the collecstability. tion, the nation-wide tour “Depending on the size has been extended to 2015. of the sculpture, it can take The “Nature Connects” Colanywhere from a few days to lection is scheduled to stay weeks or even months. And in Reiman Gardens until Oct. if the model is something 28. Then it will move to the that needs to be uniquely Lauritzen Gardens in Omarecognized, I spend a lot ha, Neb., in February. more time making sure it’s perfect,” Kenney said. Kenney has worked with

“It’s wonderful to see people enjoying the LEGO creations I’ve made. It inspires me to build even more cool things.”

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PageFive Campus Events

Documentary opens eyes to closeness of sex slavery world Brady Deprey

Staff Writer

Last Thursday Drake University students packed Sheslow Auditorium for a showing of the documentary “Nefarious: Merchant of Souls.” “The only way I had heard about sex trafficking was from ‘Taken,’” Caitlin Allen, first-year, said. “Nefarious” is a documentary on sex trafficking throughout the world, as well as a campaign to raise awareness and money. Following director and producer Benjamin Nolot throughout Europe, Asia and

the Unites States, modern- quickly it’s growing and that chek, member of the social day sex slavery is exposed it could happen to any ordi- fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsiin emotional interviews and nary girl,” Suzanne Rettley, lon, was encouraged by his shocking statistics. brothers to attend the Bone-chilling facts documentary. included the fol“We have a lowing: 2 million chilprocess of how “It (sex trafficking) made me dren worldwide are to better yourself feel unaware. It’s literally victims, 80 percent of and how to be happening everywhere. It’s all victims are women of strong mind shocking how quickly it’s and children and the and strong body, average age of a vicso we were engrowing, and that it could tim entering into the couraged to go happen to any ordinary girl.” commercial sex trade because it would is 13-years-old. help us on our — Suzanne Rettley, Drake student Emotions, includpath of developing fear, were running ment,” Jaschek high among students. said. “It made me feel unaware. “I was anIt’s literally happening ev- sophomore, said. gry because it seems like erywhere. It’s shocking how Sophomore Charlie Jas- it’s such an accepted thing

in so many places, and I had no idea the extent to which it was happening,” said Jaschek after seeing the film. One of the hardest things for viewers to comprehend was how close to home the issue of sex slavery actually was. Sophomore Jordan Beard, an Iowa native, was extremely concerned about the possibility of sex slavery in Des Moines and how necessary it was to raise awareness. “Nefarious” opened eyes to how widespread the illegal sex trade market truly is. In response to the comparisons of sexuality between forced sex slaves and

average women, first-year Sarah Grossman was disgusted. “So many women just throw their bodies around,” Grossman said. “They don’t even realize what they’re throwing away when so many women don’t have any control. It’s not just eye opening, it’s heartbreaking.” In a heartfelt discussion after the movie, volunteers explained the project in further detail and offered routes to help raise awareness across the country, all the while sharing their own stories of how the movie touched them, too.

Students Speak

>>What is your advice for studying? Annie Stella, first-year

Keegan Mechels, sophomore

“I like to study in small blocks of time. Studying in between classes works best for me. I like to study with a group of friends as long as it’s quiet, so I don’t get too distracted.”

“I procrastinate until late at night, and then, I have to stay up later to actually study.”

Brad Palmer, senior

Jack Carney, sophomore

“I have to approach studying differently because of my majors. One is more test- and lab-based, while the other is more researchand qualitative-based.”

“When I’m studying by myself, I use notecards. But I like studying in groups with friends.”

Jessin Joseph, sophomore

Bryan Hayes, senior

“I study during the times I’m not in class, at work or eating.”

“I study by sitting down and reading the material over and over.”

Compiled by Haley Austin

Staff Writer

Spencer Vasey, sophomore

“One of the best study tips I have is to download Quizlet. I use it all the time. It’s a free online flash card app that keeps my notes organized and helps me study.”

>>Have an idea for a story or a Students Speak? Email Features Editor, Kelly Tafoya at

Events Calendar

Check it out>>> Monday >Writers Workshop >Des Moines Public Library >5 p.m.

Tuesday >Goldenboy >Gaslamp >9 p.m.

Wednesday >Healthiest State Walk >Capital Square >Noon

Wednesday >Iowa and the Civil War: Nothing But Victory >Iowa State Historical Museum >9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

<<<This week in DSM



OCT. 1, 2012 | Page 6

Sports Women’s Soccer

Bulldogs extend unbeaten streak to nine Taylor Soule

Sports Editor

The Drake women’s soccer team stretched its unbeaten streak to nine on Thursday thanks to a 1-1 double-overtime tie against in-state rival Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. Northern Iowa opened play with an offensive bang as senior Kiki McClellan scored at the 5:00 mark. Drake head coach Lindsey Horner expected a dangerous Panthers squad. “UNI was up for a battle tonight, and while we prepared all week for our players to come out and match the energy level, we found ourselves on our heels and down a goal,” Horner said in a Drake athletics press release. “We knew this would be a tight game especially if we struggled to compete in the air, came out flat or gave them opportunities in restarts, unfortunately


each of which we did.” Senior forward Laura Moklestad likewise anticipated a tough Panthers team. “We knew that they were going to come out just ready to go,” she said. “They’re our rival, so they were just really

sion to complete Thursday’s 1-1 tie, snapping Drake’s eight-game winning streak. Though Drake’s winning streak ended, Moklestad stressed the tie’s importance entering the State Farm MVC Championship. “It was really important, especially it being in our conference,” she said. “We wanted to make sure we got at least one point out of that game because it gives us a better spot to be in —Laura Moklestad, senior forward the tournament. So, we just went into that game knowing that we either had to tie or wanting to beat us, so I think win. Our team decided that that just kind of put some- losing wasn’t an option.” thing under us. They had to Junior forward Generve be better and more urgent, Charles led the Bulldogs and they had to take care with three shots. of the ball. We countered Junior goalkeeper Kalena quickly after that.” Litch paced Drake’s defense Less than one minute with six saves. later, Drake answered with The Bulldogs are back in a goal, but officials were un- action against Western Illisure which Bulldog scored. nois at 3:30 p.m. on WednesThe Missouri Valley Con- day in Macomb, Ill. ference rivals traded posses-

“Our team decided that losing wasn’t an option.”

Joel Venzke | staff photographer

SOPHOMORE DEFENDER TORI FLYNN battles a Missouri State player on Sept. 22 at Cownie Soccer Complex. Drake registered a 1-1 tie against Northern Iowa on Thursday in Cedar Falls.


Lightning delays Drake victory Intramurals myths debunked

Penalties plague Campbell in 35-7 rout Mike Wendlandt

Staff Writer

Drake cruised to a victory Saturday on the road, as it dismantled the Campbell Fighting Camels 35-7 to improve to 2-0 in Pioneer Football League play. A spectacular defensive effort was the main attraction as the Bulldog defense held the powerful Campbell running attack to just 57 yards, and allowed only 286 total yards. Lightning caused a delayed start to the game and turned the field into a swamp. “It was a weird game with lightning delays,” said head coach Chris Creighton in a Drake athletics press release. “But I was proud of our guys and how they were able to maintain the momentum and the emotion through all the breaks.” Drake got going early in the first quarter as sophomore running back Gary Scott Jr. capped off an eightplay drive with a one-yard touchdown run. The second quarter started similarly as the Bulldogs took over on the Campbell 22-yard line after a disastrous fourth down play by Campbell quarter-

back Dakota Wolf that cost them 26 yards. It took two plays for Drake to increase the lead on an 11-yard touchdown pass from fifthyear senior Mike Piatkowski to senior Nick Rosa. Drake then had another long drive, going 82 yards in 12 plays but came up empty as sophomore Spencer Lee missed a 24-yard field goal. However, three plays later, Drake put the idea of a Campbell comeback to rest as junior defensive back Derek Temple intercepted a Dakota Wolf pass 27 yards for a touchdown to give the Bulldogs a 21-0 lead at halftime. Campbell scored its lone touchdown of the day on a 57-yard pass from Wolf to receiver A.J. Artis to open up the third quarter, Drake responded with a Piatkowski two-yard touchdown run to put the lead back at 21 and effectively end the game. Early in the fourth quarter, junior T.J. James scored with a one-yard touchdown run to give Drake a 35-7 lead. Penalties were a factor for Campbell after being flagged eight times for 98 yards. Drake only committed three penalties for a total of 20 yards. Both teams turned the ball over twice, with

Campbell failing to capitalize on either turnover. Offensively, Drake maintained balance, receiving 258 passing yards from Piatkowski, as well as three running backs with at least 50 yards rushing. Scott led the way with 77 rushing yards, senior Trey Morse had his best game of the season with 68 rushing yards and James added 58 yards to go with his rushing touchdown. Rosa finished with seven receptions for 92 yards and a touchdown. Behind him, senior Joey Orlando recorded five catches for 57 yards, and both sophomore Michael Hudson and junior Jacob Schmudlach had three receptions for the Bulldogs. Defensively, six players finished with at least six tackles, with senior Jake Underwood finishing with 10 tackles. Sophomore Brad Duwe recorded the other Bulldog interception. Drake also tallied two sacks on the day. Drake will take on PFL cochampion San Diego on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 12:30 p.m. at Drake Stadium in what will be the most important conference game of the season for the Bulldogs.

Volleyball, soccer and football seasons are well underway and volleyball playoffs are almost upon us. Now is the time that reveals our champions. Real champions are looking for any tips to propel them to the finals. In today’s column, I wish to debunk some myths of intramurals for those soon to be champions. Myth #1: Officials favor teams whose players include off-duty officials. Wrong, in fact just the opposite is true. Imagine you are a new referee. You are pretty nervous because you know that some players can be pretty tough on the officials. You are inexperienced and uncomfortable with your responsibility. Then you see you are officiating a team with another official on it. That person knows what you are going through and that helps. You know those players/off-duty refs have been in your position and understand the job challenges. Frankly, it makes it easier to make the call, as you can be pretty sure that they won’t yell at you. Eventually, all of our officials get the rules down and call an even, consistent game. Like all things it takes a little practice to be a good, solid official.



Myth #2: There is no good reason to bring my ID. This one is definitely a myth. You might think that collecting IDs is unnecessary. But this is not a power kick that officials and supervisors use. This procedure is, like most things in intramurals, done for your safety and ours. Everyone who plays intramurals needs to sign a waiver to play. The IDs are a way for us to strengthen that waiver. Also, it allows us

This year, however, there has been a rule change. A team is not kicked out of a league until they forfeit two games. No matter what the rules are though, do not forfeit! Forfeits can only be described one way: lame. There is really no upside to forfeits. The opposing team does not get to play. The officials do not get the experience they need. On top of all of that, your team loses. All of those things are just flat out lame. Myth #4: Intramurals have the same rules as the Joanie Barry NCAA. Now this Columnist myth is just ridiculous. You can’t tackle people in football or slide to keep track of the people tackle them in soccer. I know playing. For instance, let’s many people spent their say that someone gets hit in childhood watching NCAA the head and is disoriented. sports but just because we The IDs give us official docu- are in college doesn’t mean mentation of that person. If we play by collegiate rules we simply went by the paper in intramurals. If you want to roster someone could claim play by those rules you need they were somebody else. to be playing at the intercolThis way we have a picture legiate level, this is intramuID to make sure we can help rals. you and your needs specifiSo that is it for this week. cally. As always, stay safe and play Myth #3: If you forfeit ball! the first game of the season your team is removed from the league. This is a new myth Barry is a junior radiobrought upon by a rule television and secondary change this year. Last year, education double major and the rule was very similar to can be reached at joan.barry@ the Drake attendance policy.



Coming Up at Drake

Luke Nankivell | photo editor

OCT. 3 Men’s Soccer vs. Western Illinois 7 p.m.

OCT. 5 Volleyball vs. Bradley 7 p.m.

OCT. 6 Football vs. San Diego 12:30 p.m.

OCT. 6 Men’s Soccer vs. Central Arkansas 7 p.m.

OCT. 6 Volleyball vs. Northern Iowa 7 p.m.

OCT. 7 Softball vs. William Penn 1 p.m.

SOPHOMORE WIDE RECEIVER MICHAEL HUDSON leaps to catch the football on Sept. 22 against Morehead State at Drake Stadium. The Bulldogs dispatched Campbell 35-7 on Saturday.




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PageSeven Men’s Soccer

Defense drives double-overtime tie against Creighton

Michael Sage | staff photographer

FORWARD ERIC WILLIAMS aims for the goal against Creighton on Saturday night. Eduardo Tamez Zamarripa

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After a grueling nonconference schedule, the Bulldogs needed a spirited performance against Creighton to get their season back on track. On Saturday night, they delivered just that. Playing in front of a packed Cownie Soccer Complex, the Bulldogs (1-7-3, 0-0-1 MVC) opened their Missouri Valley Conference campaign with a hard-fought 0-0 tie against the No. 12 Bluejays. Drake came into the game hobbling after playing a competitive non-conference schedule, mostly on the road, and having allowed 14 goals in its last four games. “I would say we are the best 1-7-3 team I’ve ever seen,” said head coach Sean Holmes. “We played just a ridiculously difficult first ten games, had we played with

that sort of tenacity and commitment, and spirit, we’d be in a better place right now. But that really sets the tone for the conference.” The story of the match turned out to be the young back line for the Bulldogs. Drake started three freshmen on defense, along with a goalkeeper who’s in his first year as a starter and a left back starting for the first time at center back, and held Creighton scoreless for 110 minutes. Freshman Austin Reutzel made his first start at center back and was joined by freshman Jon Choda and redshirt freshman Alec Bartlett to lead the Bulldogs to a scoreless draw. “They’re one of the best teams in the conference at keeping the ball and I mean, their spacing and everything is just perfect. To sit in and defend like we did for however long it was; it was a good result,” said junior Ad-

dison Eck. The Bulldogs showed no signs of a team still hung up on their lack of success in non-conference play, going toe-to-toe against a team that made the Final Four last season. “You gotta try and take some points from conference opponents and this is a team that is still currently 12th in the country and obviously they’ll drop after the loss to Tulsa and tied us, but that’s a good team,” Holmes said. Creighton started off the match with a lot of energy, testing redshirt junior goalkeeper Rich Gallagher with dangerous shots from outside the box on a couple of occasions. After containing Creighton’s initial surge in the first ten minutes, Drake settled in and muddled Creighton’s attempt to control the middle of the pitch. The Bulldogs generated a few solid chances in

the first half, but struggled to get depth on the flanks. Creighton once again took command of the game late in the first half, but could not breakthrough as both teams headed to the break tied at 0-0. Creighton outshot Drake 11-5 in the first half. The story remained similar for Drake in the second half, as the Bulldogs continued to successfully contain the Bluejays’ attacks and also generated a pair of dangerous chances. Redshirt sophomore Brian Grand’s strike from outside the box barely went wide left as the crowd gasped with excitement. After a frantic stretch to close out the half, the match went into overtime. Creighton dominated the first period of extra time, while

the Bulldogs came closer to scoring on the second period of extra time. Junior Bryan Jantsch and Grand combined on the right side of the field and came close to opening up the score. Creighton outshot Drake 6-2 in overtime and 30-15 in the game. Gallagher recorded nine saves for the Bulldogs. Holmes talked about the future for his young team. The same team that started on Saturday will be back next season, with the exception of fifth-year senior Michael Thaden. “In terms of the big picture, I’m super, super happy. I think there were some guys that were sort of pretending to defend, but tonight guys fought,” Holmes said. “For guys to be able to do that at 18 (years old), in their first

month of college, it’s really, really encouraging.” The Bulldogs will continue their three-game homestand on Wednesday when they take on non-conference foe Western Illinois at 7 p.m. at the Cownie Soccer Complex. They’ll hope Saturday night’s spirited performance carries over. “We haven’t really had many home games, this is our third home game and not many night games either. So when you have an atmosphere like this you have to play up,” Eck said. “We’ve had a bad run of form lately and I think this is just what we need to pick up the season. Keep going in the right direction.”

THE DRAKE OFFENSE leaps to head the ball on Saturday night against Creighton.

Men’s Tennis

Pair of Bulldogs advance to next round at ITA All-American Championships Dominic Johnson

Staff Writer

Two members of the Drake men’s tennis team started their campaigns at the ITA All-American Championships this past Saturday in Tulsa, Okla. Senior James McKie and sophomore Alen Salibasic both won their first round matches in prequalifying play in convincing fashion, as neither Bulldog dropped a set on the first day of competition. “Both James (McKie) and Alen (Salibasic) looked very comfortable in their first match wins today,” said head coach Davidson Kozlowski. After receiving a bye in the first-round of pre-qualifying, McKie faced off against Willie Sublette of UNLV. Sublette, a Las Vegas native, was coming off an easy win over Nathaniel Avery of Oral Roberts, but he was no match for McKie.

Cross Country

“Definitely was a little nervous at first, but I found my range and started playing to my strengths,” McKie said. After playing a couple shaky games to start the match, McKie dominated the rest of the way. After closing out the first set 6-3, his serve and forehand carried him on to win the second set 6-1. “James’ opponent came out excited and energized and it wasn’t until midway through the first set that James was able to use his experience to get the break,” Kozlowski said. “Then he just got stronger and stronger as the match went on, winning seven of the last eight games.” McKie will face off against Kevin Metka, a freshman for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Metka, a four-star recruit according to, is coming off of wins against opponents from UNLV and Oral Roberts. If

McKie defeats Metka, he will have one more match to win before reaching the qualifying round of play. Like McKie, Salibasic received a first-round bye in the pre-qualifying draw. Salibasic’s first opponent was freshman Nate Lammons of the SMU Mustangs. Lammons, another four-star recruit according to, also received a bye, making this the first match for both players. Salibasic was simply too good for his SMU opponent and tallied an easy 6-2, 6-2 victory. “I played a solid (match) from the baseline today and made an early break in the first set,” Salibasic said. “I held my serve through the whole match, even though he had a couple break points.” Salibasic said that he may want to be even more patient with his baseline rallies in the next match, but Kozlows-

ki was impressed with his ability to wait for the right shot to attack during his return games. “Alen relied on his strong serve to fight off four break points,” Kozlowski said, “but it was his patience and consistency on his return games that really made the difference.” Salibasic’s next opponent will be Aliaksandr Malko of Sacramento State University. Malko, a native of Belarus, played primarily at the third, fourth and fifth singles positions last year for the Hornets. If Salibasic is to win the match against Malko, he will take on an opponent from either Xavier or Virginia. The Times-Delphic will have the remainder of McKie and Salibasic’s results in the next issue, as well as the qualifying draw results of senior Anis Ghorbel and junior Robin Goodman.

Taylor Soule | sports editor

SOPHOMORE ALEN SALIBASIC prepares to return a serve in doubles competition at the Drake Fall Invitational on Sept. 21.

Austin, Lake lead Drake at Roy Griak Invitational Taylor Soule

Sports Editor

The Drake men’s and women’s cross country teams placed 14th and 16th, respectively, at the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday in Falcon Heights, Minn. Junior Brogan Austin led the Drake men, clocking 25:52 for 42nd place. Though all seven Drake participants finished within the Top-100, Austin noted the Bulldogs’ rocky perfor-

mance. “It wasn’t a pretty meet for us,” he said. “We had a lot of high expectations, and not everything panned out the way we had planned. We had some good workouts leading up to the meet, but we were just a little flat.” Fifth-year senior Charlie Lapham took 67th place with a time of 26:22. Freshman Rob McCann finished eight seconds behind Lapham to complete Drake’s top three. Minnesota won the team title with 67 points. Drake

tallied 349 points. Fifth-year senior Kirsten Lake paced the Drake women, clocking 22:13 for 28th place. Four freshmen trailed Lake to complete Drake’s top five. Freshman Cassie Aerts claimed 94th place with a time of 23:55. Four seconds later, freshman Taylor Scholl crossed the finish line for 95th place. Freshmen Celeste Arteaga and Emma Hutson completed the Bulldogs’ top five.

The Roy Griak Invitational marked uncharted territory for Arteaga. “It was very important to me,” she said. “It was a really big meet and my first time ever running at (Roy) Griak (Invitational). Some of the other girls had ran there in high school, but I never ran there in high school. It was a really fun meet, and I mean, I did better than my last 6K.” Saturday’s improvement boosted Arteaga’s confidence entering next weekend’s Bradley Cross Country

Classic. “It’s exciting to know that I was in the top five for Drake,” she said. “It really makes me happy. I’m hoping for Bradley (Cross Country Classic) and (State Farm MVC) Conference (Championships) to improve my times and get better as the season goes on. I’m so excited. Hard work has paid off.” With the Oct. 27 State Farm MVC Championships approaching, teamwork tops Drake’s to-do list. “We all want to do our

best, and that’s a really important meet,” Aerts said. “I guess I’m just taking it a day at a time and improving and helping my teammates improve as they help me.” In-state rival Iowa State captured the women’s team title with 47 points. Drake totaled 429 points. The Bulldogs are back in action on Oct. 12 at the Bradley Cross Country Classic in Peoria, Ill.



OCT. 1, 2012 | Page 8

Drake Homecoming GO WILD

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<<< Events What: Hunger Games Screening When: Tuesday, Oct. 2nd 8p.m. Where: Bulldog Theater What: Homecoming Carnival When: Wednesday, Oct. 3rd 4p.m.–7p.m. Where: Helmick Common What: Live Band Karaoke When: Friday, Oct. 5th 8p.m.– 10p.m. Where: Helmick Commons What: Tailgating When: Saturday, Oct. 6th 11:30a.m. Where: Drake Stadium

Luke Nankivell | photo editor

WINDOW PAINTING a Drake Homecoming tradition was Saturday. Campus Organizations, including Harriot Hall (above), painted windows emboding the Go Wild theme with their own unique organization spins/

What: Justin Nault, pop pianist When: Saturday, Oct. 6th 9:15p.m. Where: Pomerantz Stage

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