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Wednesday Oct. 01, 2014
Campus Calendar Wednesday The Sussman Lecture Series: A Conversation with Céline Cousteau: From the Amazon to the Oceans to Iowa 7-8:30 p.m. Sussman Theater
Thursday Drake Theatre presents “Square One” by Steve Tesich 7:30-9:30 p.m. Studio 55, Harmon Fine Arts Center
Friday Lorentzen Hatchery Presentations 9-11 a.m. Sussman Theater Natural History Mobile Museum 12-3:30 p.m. Fine Arts Parking Lot
Saturday Women’s Tennis hosts the MVC Individuals All day Roger Knapp Tennis Center
Sunday Sussman Fall Leadership Conference 12-5:30 p.m. Olmsted Center
A closer look at crime around campus Political Review approved Austin Cannon
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Grant Haase had just returned to his apartment on the night of Sept. 15. He lives in the Drake Court complex on 25th Street, across from Drake Diner. About 10 minutes after he got back, Haase, a senior musical theatre major at Drake University, heard what he thought was four gunshots. “At first I was like, ‘Oh, fireworks. OK, whatever’ … Then I heard the two more,” Haase said. Haase is the son of a firearms instructor, so he’s been around guns for a significant part of his life. He was nearly positive that the sounds he heard were not fireworks or a car backfiring. “I know what a gun sounds like,” Haase said. A short time later, a friend who also lives at Drake Court warned Haase not to go out because shots had been fired. That erased what little doubt Haase still had, and he started to spread the word, warning his friends that were still on campus. The Des Moines Police Department arrived at the scene almost immediately, supported by Drake Public Safety. That marked the beginning of a busy week for both departments. On Sept. 17, a man was shot outside of the Platinum Kutz barbershop two blocks east of Drake’s campus on University Ave. Then, in the early morning of Sept. 20, another man was shot in the parking lot of the McDonald’s on Forest Ave., directly across the
street from campus. Neither shooting was deadly, and neither of the victims Drake students, but three incidents in one week caused concern from students, parents and staff about how safe Drake really is.
Back on Sept. 15, Haase acted under the impression there wouldn’t be a Bulldog Alert from Drake Public Safety, so he posted about the incident on Facebook. As it turns out, there wasn’t a Bulldog Alert, so some people relied on his status update as one of the few sources of information about the apparent gunshots. Director of Drake Public Safety Scott Law had his reasons for not releasing an alert. DMPD canvassed the area but didn’t find any slugs, shell casings or bullet holes. There was no physical proof that someone fired a gun. “We don’t want to put out information that we can’t verify as being true,” Law said. “By no means am I saying that students or the individuals didn’t hear what they heard, simply that we couldn’t verify it at the time that it had occurred.” Haase was perturbed that there was not a warning of some sort after, so he had multiple people confirm they too heard the shots. “Even if that facts are saying otherwise, we heard it,” Haase said. “We can say this happened.” Even if the facts weren’t verified, Haase, who also said he has nothing but respect for DPS, would have still appreciated some sort of notification.
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The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act mandates that universities release Timely Warnings. Universities also have to submit “Clery reports” to the federal government that document the instances of crime that occurred in and around their campuses over the past year. The 2013 reports came out yesterday. DPS reported 16 burglaries, two robberies, one aggravated assault, five motor vehicle thefts and three sex offenses on and near campus. When compared to two similar sized universities in Midwest cities — Creighton and Butler university — Drake’s statistics match up closely. Burglary was the biggest problem for Drake, but not so for the other schools. Butler reported four and Creighton only cited two. Butler reported zero robberies while Drake had two and Creighton reported four. Numbers were relatively low for sex offenses, Butler and Creighton reported four compared to Drake’s three. Drake and Creighton each had one case of aggravated assault. Butler reported zero such cases.
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“Not even an alert, not even a warning,” Haase said. “Just a heads up.” Law is of the opposite opinion. He worried that too many alerts would cause students to stop reading them and miss important safety warnings. “That’s a huge concern to me,” Law said. “We want to make sure that our students know that we’re not wasting their time or we’re not sending them things that we don’t know to be factual.” DPS sends out two types of notifications, Bulldogs Alerts and Timely Warnings. Bulldog Alerts, or Emergency Notifications, are sent out when there is an immediate danger on or near campus. In both the Sept. 17 and Sept. 20 shootings, Bulldog Alerts were sent out to tell students to stay away from both crime scenes. Bri Varela, a junior elementary education major, has seen improvement in the frequency of the Bulldog Alerts. “I didn’t feel like we got enough alerts last year,” she said. “This year I feel like they’re trying to handle it a lot better.” Timely Warnings are sent out when there is no immediate danger to the campus community. So far this semester, three Timely Warnings have been sent out regarding a robbery on Aug. 31, a sexual assault on Sept. 8 and two car arsons near campus on Sept. 12. Simply put, Timely Warnings are deigned to notify the Drake community so it can take the necessary precautions.
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On Thursday, Sept. 26, the Drake University Student Senate voted to allocate funding for the girl’s dance club, men’s soccer club and the Drake tennis club. Senate also approved two new student organizations, including an LGBTQ advocacy group. Five candidates for first-year senator also attended the meeting, each speaking briefly about their qualifications and what they’d like to accomplish if elected. “As first-year senator, you take your goals and responsibilities as they come,” said candidate Trevor Matusik. “My number one goal and my number one priority is to always have my first-year peers in mind.” The candidates discussed their platforms, each based on continuing their active engagement with organizations and fellow students as well as tangible goals. Each candidate touched upon the lack of coin dispensers in residence hall laundry rooms, alluding to local businesses growing upset with students asking for handfuls of quarters. President Joey Gale welcomed the candidates’ input. “It’s always inspiring to hear from fresh minds,” Gale said. The Senate unanimously approved One Voice and the Drake Political Review, two new organizations created by students to cater to needs of the student body they felt have not yet been met. Both groups sought approval by the senators to move forward in their goals of promoting advocacy and awareness. The Drake Political Review will communicate an eclectic representation of student voices on non-partisan political issues, according to an official statement. The group aims to host events and forums on a wide array of issues directly affecting students. One of the issues mentioned was rising tuition costs and general college affordability, topics any student can discuss regardless of political knowledge or party affiliation. “We can discuss both sides of the issue while remaining nonpartisan,” said review member Susanna Hayward to the senators. In addition to approving the Drake Political Review, senators voted to approve Drake University’s first LGBTQ advocacy group, working alongside the support group Rainbow Union to promote an environment of increased inclusion.
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Opinions Crafty Bulldogs
Hide your power strips with DIY project
Empty Pringles can creates more organized, resourceful decoration We all have those ugly surge protectors because we can’t have extension cords in our dorm rooms. With this quick and easy craft, not only can you turn the power strip into a decoration, but also organize your cords. There are a ton of different ways to decorate this project, such as using wrapping paper for the outside, stickers and cut outs. It’s all up to your own imagination. I went with a simple decoration of paint so that it was clear to see what I was doing. What you need: A Pringles can Acrylic paint of any color A paint brush A black Sharpie A box cutter or scissors Ruler for measuring Surge protector I’m using a nine-inch one that has six outlets.
Cleaning & Painting When your Pringles can is empty, make sure you clean the inside so that no crumbs are left. It is important that you do not use water when cleaning because the sides are cardboard and will be ruined. I used a Kleenex tissue to remove the left over crumbs. Next, paint the can. I suggest doing two coats so the background does not show through.
It is important that the holes being cut are large enough and lined up with the outlets on the surge protector. I slid my surge protector all the way into the Pringles can so it hit the bottom of the can. I then marked on the painted side of the can nine inches from the bottom. Since surge protectors have a button on one end, that needs to be taken in account when measuring. For mine, the button took up two inches until the outlets began, so I made a mark two inches lower from my nine-inch mark. I then measured the width and length of each outlet (one-anda-quarter inches wide and one inch tall) and made six of those markings below the nine-and two-inch marks.
Labeling & Inserting Now that all of the slots are cut out, label each box with the charger that corresponds with it. Lastly, insert the surge protector and plug in your electronics. You’ll never have to guess which cord belongs to what ever again.
I would love to hear your feedback. Email me at giovanna.zavell@ drake.edu and also share pictures of your version of this project on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #craftybulldogs.
Cutting It is important to leave a little bit of space between the measured outlet slots so they are separated instead of one large opening. Cut each of the six squares out.
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New music venue comes to Des Moines The Des Moines Social Club has been around since 2007, moving from place to place around downtown. The Social Club’s newest location is at the corner of Mulberry and 9th Street, in what used to be the Firehouse Station. The new Social Club opened its doors on May 10, and since then has seen people of all kinds walk through the doors. Some go to eat at Malo, while others attend aerial acrobatics classes, buy the newest comic books from Capes Kafé or just come for the gallery or the theatre. Hundreds of people visit the Des Moines Social Club in a day, but there’s one space that has been in need of more love. Underneath the Kum & Go Theater lies what will soon be known as The Basement. The space has been under construction for a few weeks, but previous to that, it hosted open mic nights, call and response events between fans and band members and a once-a-month dance party called Modern Love. Of course, a few bands have been playing in the basement bar since May of this year, but before the renovations, it didn’t work well as a venue. The concrete basement walls echoed sounds in all directions, making it impossible to control.
The bar had a liquor license, but needed to be staffed by bartenders who could make their free time fit with performance dates. Now, near the end of the renovations, the space is ready for performances of all kinds, and the calendar is already filling up. Changes for The Basement include thousands of dollars worth of soundproofing, a new, longer bar closer to the front of the house and a backstage for performers. And behind the bar are two new kegerators, as well as all of the ingredients to start making cocktails. Mickey Davis, from Des Moines’ local band MAIDS, has been an integral part of the changes. As a part of the music scene himself, and the Program Manager for the Social Club, he has been putting his heart into making Des Moines a music hotspot. Arguably the best part about this change is that it will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays, meaning more opportunities for local artists to showcase their talents in front of the crowd. The next best part is that now, the rooftop of the building can be put to good use. Take a quick break from the craziness of the bar, and take a breath of fresh air on the rooftop. It has a great view of Des Moines
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and of the Social Club’s courtyard, which features beautiful graffiti from a festival on just about every wall. There is free parking in the Wells Fargo lot next door on nights after 5 p.m. and weekends all day (but only if you enter from Mulberry near 8th Street). The Basement bar has an opening party on Wednesday, Oct. 1. Don’t miss it. For a Spotify playlist of bands that have played and will play there, go to timesdelphic.com.
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Letter to the Editor
Braley votes against legislation Legislation H.R. 5078, which would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to define what “waters” are protected under the Clean Water Act, passed in the House by 61 percent on Sept. 9. The only Iowan to vote against the Act was Bruce Braley. This vote was extremely significant because currently 62 percent of Iowa’s waters are unprotected by the Clean Water Act. As a result, Iowa’s rivers and streams have anywhere from two10 times more phosphorus and nitrogen than is considered safe. And we can’t fish, canoe or swim in 470 of these rivers and streams without the risk of illness. It’s obvious that Iowa’s rivers are
not getting the protection they deserve. Why any of our Representatives voted for this Act is beyond me. Science, not politics, should be leading this debate. We should be actively working to close the loopholes that negatively affect our agriculture, economy and our quality of life. This clarification would enable the EPA to better protect our streams, wetlands and important watershed features without being dragged into court every time someone hoped to avoid compliance by exploiting an ambiguity. Because of that, I’d like to thank Bruce Braley for voting for Iowa by voting against H.R. 5078. Chris Fairbank
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Critic sites cloud judgement A suit-able investment Judge movies after viewing them I’m worried everyone, including myself, is watching movies the wrong way. Websites like Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic give us an idea of what we should and shouldn’t like. A lot of critics like to bash most things with giant robots and unanimously praise anything with the name Christopher Nolan attached. Nowadays, before we have even stepped into a movie theater, we already have an opinion on what we’re about to see. Parents Weekend came around about a week ago and, predictably, my parents were off having fun in Alaska or something. So generously, a friend of mine let me spend time with her parents and not feel so lonely. It was a great evening. We hung out in a fancy hotel, had some juicy steaks and I got a front row seat to some fun family squabbles (If you’re reading this and you know who you are, I’m joking. It was a fantastic night and I’m very thankful, but I have an audience to entertain with my clever wordplay and convenient stories, so don’t be angry). Anyway, before the night ended, my friend’s father asked if we wanted to see the movie “This Is Where I Leave You.” Without hesitation, I said, “I heard it wasn’t very good.” I immediately felt bad. In fact, we didn’t even end up seeing the movie, which might have been partially my fault.
So upon this rude comment I made from having just looked at its Rotten Tomatoes score, I began to ponder. “Is this what I’ve become, just blindly following some random person’s opinion they put on the Internet?” Then it got weirder, because I realized that’s exactly what I do in this paper. I tell you all what to think. At least what I think. But it’s the implication that if I like something, you should too and vice-versa. My whole perception of reality was shattered. But regardless of my world being turned upside down and the obvious coming of the apocalypse thanks to this revelation, I made a goal for myself: Don’t read, watch or listen to any review or analysis of something until I’ve had a chance to see it myself, preferably if it’s something I’m actively looking forward to. I need to be an independent thinker. Even if I try to form my own opinions, I know that if I have seen the general consensus for a movie I’ll subconsciously let it get to me. There’s no escaping it. So when “Avengers: Age of Ultron” comes out in May, I won’t even look at a review until I’ve written one for The Times-Delphic and you can hold me to that, Mr. Features and Opinions editor, Tom Scearce. But this rant isn’t meant to discourage anyone from reading my column. An open dialogue is just as healthy as an individual thought.
But keep what I said in mind and take what I say with a grain of salt. Your opinion is the only one that matters, so don’t worry about how much people hated “Pain and Gain” (which I thought was a surprisingly dark and smart satire on the American dream, but I digress). Anyway, I should probably go now, because I heard the TD staff thinks my articles are all giant run on sentences and they’re probably getting sick of reading at this point. So stay cool. Don’t be the kind of person to destroy the paper, because my column is in it and I’d cry, and I’ll see you next week.
Ned Leebrick-Stryker Columnist
Leebrick-Stryker is a sophomore broadcast news major and can be reached at ned.leebrick-stryker@ drake.edu
Bulldogs without Borders
Seeing things without a lens
Amsterdam fosters newfound independence Anxious doesn’t even begin to grasp how I felt on August 17: my last day in America. My mom cried about a billion times that day, as any mother would. Her only child embarking on the adventure of a lifetime and all. This would be the longest distance I’d ever traveled alone, and as I was preparing myself to board my eight-hour flight to Amsterdam, it dawned on me that I absolutely loathe flying. To be completely honest, I almost halted the entire operation before we even left for the airport. I was ready to back out. Being in a new country, completely alone, was beyond terrifying to me. I’ve always been used to having the support of the ones around me. Living in a comfortable bubble of friends and family, and now I was about to travel to an unknown land where English isn’t the official language, and all they do is ride bikes. When was the last time I even rode a bike? Would I still remember how? Do they even understand English? I wouldn’t have data on my phone, and I didn’t know how to read a map, surely I’d be lost within a day, never to be found. As you can imagine, the drive from small-town Mount Horeb, Wisconsin to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport was less than thrilling. In fact, I spent about 90 percent of it in the backseat sweating and anxiously going over all of the things that could possibly go wrong over the next four months. Like I said, to say that I was anxious is a complete understatement. I was only four days into my trip when it dawned on me that I could not leave this beautiful country in December. I had to stay the entire school year. There was just no possible way. I’d completely and utterly fallen in love with the Netherlands. It was a complete whirlwind of emotions. While the stereotypes of Amsterdam do exist, they are in no way what make this city so breathtaking. I could have done without the two straight weeks of rain, but I was quick to learn that this is just typical Dutch weather, and
there’s nothing the Dutch love to complain about more than the weather. Imagine it’s dusk. The weather is just cool enough for a light sweater. The breeze comes at the perfect tipping point, the precipice of comfort and just a little too warm. You’re biking along Prinsengracht, one of Amsterdam’s most beautiful canals. You stop over a bridge and just take in the view, the sun, hanging low in the sky, dances off the water and the city lights up. There’s music in the distance, children around the age of five laughing with their parents as they bike past you. Purple and yellow irises adorn the length of the bridge, still looking magnificent considering the last three days of rain. The city around you is bustling with life and energy, and you’re entirely sat=ed with the world around you. That was the exact moment, on August 22, when I realized I couldn’t fathom ever leaving this place. Now, over a month later, the changes I’ve seen in myself are substantial. The self-assurance that I have gained on my own in a new country is astounding. I had never realized how heavily I relied on those around me, and more, how often I used technology as a crutch. The first few weeks were far from easy, and I’m still learning, but no longer do I rely on Google Maps to get me somewhere. I had to learn how to read a map, I had to learn how to master the art of honing in on your internal compass. I have gotten lost countless times, but I’ve also learned that in getting lost, you have to rely on yourself to find your way back. Just prior to my trip, I felt lost. Not in the sense that my life was spiraling out of control, but that I would literally lose myself in this city, that I would be too afraid to do things on my own, too afraid to go to a café and have lunch on my own, too afraid to go for a bike ride without a map on my own, too afraid to go to a museum on my own.
But by distancing myself from these crutches that I’ve held onto so vigilantly, by stepping from my own comfortable bubble, bypassing my comfort zone and heading straight into a panic zone, I realized just how strong and self-sufficient I actually am. I have a deeper appreciation for everything around me. Rather than living my life through the lens of a camera or through the screen of my iPhone, I’m really seeing things, really experiencing them. I came to Amsterdam with the intent of continuing my Anthropology and Sociology degree, and instead, I gained a completely new perspective on life. I see things from an entirely different point of view. In the movie, “Dead Poets Society,” Robin Williams inspires his students with the line, “I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way.” In a way, coming to Amsterdam is my metaphorical desk to stand on. Being here constantly reminds me to look at things in a different way.
Phoebe Phillipson Columnist
Phillipson is a junior anthropology and sociology major and can be reached at phoebe.phillipson@drake. edu
Hard-earned cash is near and dear to a college student’s heart, especially for those of us who save up for a month so we can buy some Ramen and a Netflix subscription. College is a time of transitioning between adolescence and adulthood, and we need to spend our money accordingly. It’s important for us to start focusing on the word “invest” as opposed to “spend.” Five dollars here, 20dollars there, and before you know it, you’ve spent $200 this month, just on stuff. While some items are debatable when it comes to value, there is one thing that holds a consistent and special value above all else: the dress suit. This is something that, if purchased in a correct fit and high quality, you will live in for the next 10 years, so it’s smart to invest as soon as possible. The word “invest” doesn’t only apply to a dollar amount. You’re going to have to invest time into the purchase as well. It’s smart to research your options. Brand names and reviews from previous customers are just as important as (if not more important than) the price tag. It’s also not a bad idea to schedule a fitting if you’re going to purchase a custom-made suit. You can also buy a suit off the rack, but you’re going to have to make an appointment to get the fabric tailored to your body. A fitted shoulder and a perfect-length hem can be the deal breaker when it comes to getting the job you want. According to a study by former UCLA professor Albert Mehrabian, “First impressions are formed in seven seconds. 38 percent of a first impression is based on inflection and tone of voice (how you say things), seven percent is based on what you actually say and a whopping 55 percent of a first impression comes from nonverbal cues. In short, more than half of every first impression is based on how you look!” Look your best in a proper suit, and a potential employer will have no choice but to take you seriously. Before you know it, that expensive suit has paid for itself. A great thing about having a nice suit is all the possibilities that come with it. Women, you’re going to be wearing this suit for interviews, office jobs and presentations. Men, you’ll be wearing your suit to these events too, but you’ll also be expected to wear your suit to weddings, funerals and other similar special occasions. Aside from these specific events, difference pieces of the suit can be worn out to other places. Take your blazer, pair it with a nice T-shirt and a pair of jeans and
you’re ready to go out on the town for the evening. Your dress pants or skirt will go very nicely with an oxford button down for more casual business occasions. If you have the financial leeway, it’s also smart to invest in a nice pair of neutral dress shoes to wear with your suit. Men, invest in a few ties and a set of cufflinks. Women, find simplistic jewelry that compliments your choice of suit. Sterling silver studs or a 14-carat gold pendant won’t break your bank. The best part of all of this? These pieces go with everything. They also will always be in style, so the only time you have to replace something is due to damage or extreme wear. You might be saying, “these are all great suggestions, but I have $17 dollars to my name and a lifetime’s supply of student loans.” Understandable. Take baby steps. Save for a year if you have to. Just keep in mind: It’s best to invest as soon as possible so you can start reaping the benefits of your suave ensemble. At this point in your life, expect to pay anywhere between $200-$1,000 for your suit (before all the accessories.) It’s all about how much you personally want to invest in your professional lifestyle and your appearance. Just remember: By the time you’re working that eight-hour day, you’ll still have the suit you bought back in college in your closet. Make it count. If you don’t know what you’re looking for, don’t be afraid to ask someone to help you. In the end, your suit should make you feel good. Your suit should make you appear put-together, responsible and serious about your personal and business affairs. You will exude a special confidence and sense of productivity or energy when wearing it. There are no downfalls to owning the right suit. Go out and start your research. There’s no better time than the present to look and feel your best.
Molly Lamoureux Columnist
Lamoureux is a sophomore graphic design and magazines double major and can be reached at molly. firstname.lastname@example.org
From the Fishbowl
Collaboration equals success Let’s set a goal: I, as a member of the Student Senate, will meet with every organization over the course of the school year. You may be asking why, but the answer is really simple — I believe together we can do anything. A campus united is a campus that is empowered by one another to make real change. Change can be scary, but sometimes it is necessary to be the best we can be too, and this change can lead to collaboration. Collaboration is insurmountably important to being successful. I think back to how we set up organizations, with leaders and members of the team to be successful and to help one another, but why don’t campus organizations do that too? We are a team, so let’s act like one. I will be the first to admit that Senate often struggles when reaching out to others to collaborate and make change — we either try and do it alone, or we fund someone else to do it for campus. But it is time that we set an example to help one another and to reach out, ask for help and to provide help whenever called upon. By recognizing our flaws, we can address them and move
past them. Someone once told me not to fear the unknown but to embrace it. When you embrace things that are new, mysterious and uncharted, you as an individual can be better. It is time for Drake to be better. We picked Drake and they picked us for a reason. We are united for a cause to improve as individuals and to give back to campus, but we don’t have to wait until we are alumni to give back. Let’s collaborate. Let’s give back now.
Josh Duden Columnist
Duden is a junior law, politics and society, rhetoric, international relations and politics quad major. He can be reached at email@example.com
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Opinions What’s your Damage?
An invasion of privacy
Dear Lucy, Coming to Drake, and college in general, my friends were worried about our social and academic well doings. Now that I’ve settled into a few groups and have gotten a few tests under my belt, I thought I was golden. As I was studying and hanging out with friends, I found I always had some sort of food with me. Chips, candy, things I would never have eaten last year when working. (In all honesty I wouldn’t be eating when studying at all!) The constant snacking has left my keyboard greasy, and me not feeling too well. I borrowed a friend’s scale and sure enough, I’ve gained 10 of the Freshman 15. I thought I had everything figured out, but I’m neglecting my own health and have no clue how to reverse it. How do I jumpstart my weight loss?
Nude photo leak considered cyberterrorism Recently, the websites 4chan and Reddit have been the sources for the leak of numerous private celebrity photos. These include nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kim Kardashian, Victoria Justice, Ariana Grande, Gabrielle Union, McKayla Maroney, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kirsten Dunst and Kaley Cuoco. This is more than just an invasion of privacy. I believe that this is an act of cyberterrorism. Many people believe that I am jumping to a rash conclusion when I beget to the notion that some horny idiot with an iMac and a pension for hacking could even begin to fit into the mold of your standard American terrorist. But believe me, this is more than just a pop culture faux pas. It’s a breach of national security. What makes the public so eager to relish in the secret lives of celebrities? Celebrities, whether they are socialites or actresses, are in the business of fantasy. Posing pretty in order for people to forget about their own hum-drum lives. It is not the responsibility of these celebrities to provide the intimate details of their own personal lives to the public. That being said, I personally do not condone the idea of taking nude photos and sending them out, regardless of your position in society. However, I do think people should be allowed to do whatever they feel comfortable with in their own personal lives should it be legal. Despite me not being in agreement with the acts of these celebrities, I am not someone who has any right to stop or reprimand them. These celebrities were targeted solely based on their looks and accessibility to their iCloud accounts after the photos from their smartphones were backed up to the iTunes’ store for safe storage. It was a team of hackers who passed around the photos originally until the public release of them on Aug. 31. This really begs the question: Is there more at stake than the personal photos of celebrity women? According to an infographic on
Online College Courses, three in four Americans have experienced or will experience cybercrime from hacking. 90 percent of businesses experienced a breach in security over the last year due to hacking, and in just one year alone, about $1 trillion in intellectual property was stolen because of hacking. At least 90 percent of both iOS and Android products have been hacked. Cyber hacking hasn’t just happened to female celebrities, it has happened to everyone. This is why I believe that our national security is at stake and that, as far as I am concerned, it has been breached already. This scandal was just one of the first instances in a long while to be heavily publicized, bringing this security threat to the eyes of the nation due to the popularity of Lawrence and the other scantily clad celebrity women. If a geeky thirty-something in America could hack into dozens of celebrity iCloud accounts, how much are we, as a nation, unaware of being breached by other, perhaps even smarter organizations? The nude celebrity photo leak is a concern of mine because it was so easy to hack into these high-profile accounts. If that is the case, what is stopping these people on 4chan or Reddit from hacking you, your technologicallystunted parents or even the U.S. government? Our privacy and, quite honestly, our safety are at stake and we must, as a nation, provide safer and betterprotected internet and storage servers. Many of the critics of celebrities like Lawrence said that in order not to have their nude photos leaked, they shouldn’t have taken these photos. That’s pretty much like saying, “Don’t own a purse if you don’t want your purse stolen” or even falls within the same lines as “don’t wear revealing clothing if you don’t want to get raped.” We shouldn’t be trying to prevent things from happening due to the possibility of them happening. We should be trying to prevent things from happening
It is not uncommon to walk through the cobblestone streets of Florence, Italy and before long stumble upon some form of artwork. In every Piazza, a granite sculpture can be seen sprouting from the ground and soaring upwards into the sky. On the winding paths, you can find artists crouching on the pavement creating a masterpiece, using nothing more than colored chalk and their bare hands. Not far out, you can hear the resonating melodies of a violinist and a piano player, the sound growing more powerful with every step you take. During my trip to Italy, like many tourists, I found this arguably insignificant task of walking down a street to be a humbling experience. There is something so magical about experiencing art for art’s sake in the most common of places. It is as if the Florentine people are suggesting that you stop, look around and embrace the beauty of the world around you. Let’s spin westward around the globe roughly 5,218 miles to America, shall we? Fine art programs throughout the country are being cut from schools. In turn, children are missing out on crucial experiences. The importance of art in an individual’s life is simply immeasurable. Whether actively creating or simply viewing art, the impact is immense. Art can be especially helpful to children in their early developmental years. So why then have we been cutting budgets for art programs in public schools? I do understand that in times of economic
hardships it is necessary to step back, analyze the overall picture and reconsider the ways in which our money is being spent. I don’t understand, however, why fine arts is the area in which we feel it is OK to cut from. Data gathered by Grantmakers in the Arts shows that art budgets in public schools have been cut from almost $900 million in 2008 to $700 million in 2012. The $200 million does, indeed, make a difference. Public schools throughout the U.S. are left with no other alternative but to shut down. By taking away these art programs, we are withholding valuable resources that these children need to succeed in life. A study done by PBS suggests that practicing art helps children improve their fine motor skills, language development, decision-making and cultural awareness. Art provides an alternate outlet for children to explore what they may be feeling internally. Art gives children the courage to explore their innermost thoughts and feelings. Art stimulates both creativity and imagination. Art hammers home the idea of patience and the importance of trial and error. Art encourages creative cooperation among groups of otherwise separate entities of individuals. Art, most importantly, acts as the catalyst of hope in an otherwise uncertain world. From a pencil, to a microphone, to a trumpet — it is up to the public schools to provide the children with the tools that they need to explore their creativity. Fortunately, there is a silver lining: President Barack Obama’s
by educating and guiding. We shouldn’t be telling victims how to lower their chances of victimhood. However, we should be teaching the predators not to be predators. Eliminate the threat, not the victim. These women and their privacy were violated by perverted internet predators. According to Maroney’s lawyer, she was underage when the photos were taken. These hackers are even promoting child pornography with these leaks. There is nothing innocent or legal about this scandal. So you see, it’s not just an invasion of privacy. It’s not just an embarrassing blunder by female celebrities. It is a breach in public and private security that our public should be very afraid of. None of us are safe from the potential to be hacked, and until we start to change as a society that stops victim blaming and glorifying these kind of breaches, we will never be able to stop this form of cyberterrorism from happening. These women have teams of publicists, management companies and lawyers preventing these hackers from ever getting into their systems again. What’s stopping these cyberterrorists from hacking you?
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—Thanks, Art Education PackingOnFromSnackin’ Crucial art experience missed with budget cuts I think you’re looking at this the wrong way. It isn’t weight loss that is your goal. Your goal should be the ability to live a happy and healthy life while still maintaining an academic quality and social life. I’m sure you’re heard of the “triangle of college” where you have to choose between friends, sleep and good grades. If snacking is something that is happening, try making it healthier. When I go to Quad Creek Cafe, I always forgo the chewy cookies for an apple. It makes a great snack for later in the day, and it is better than running to the C-Store for a F’real milkshake. Being more conscious of when and what you’re eating will help, but adding exercise will help more. If individual workouts are best for you, you can check out the recreation services page on the Drake website to see when different facilities are open. They offer everything from cardio to weight training equipment, and have great hours. If you prefer to make working out a social event, try group workouts or intramural sports. Group workouts are nice because you can schedule them in, like class or study time, and you still get to do something fun. Go online for the schedule of classes. Recently, they’ve added POUND fitness. I’m really excited to try this because it combines a workout with music. You get what are essentially
drumsticks, and, as you work out, you use rhythm to help aid your workout and keep you going. Intramural groups and registration are all online as well, and they have even introduced an app to help with scheduling and team notifications. I love doing these because it helps me meet new people and learn a new sport. (And a little competition never hurt anyone.) At the end of the day, you should be ready for some good sleep because of all your studying, working out and social time. And you should feel happy about your accomplishments and yourself.
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budget proposal for the fiscal year of 2014 includes a funding request of an additional $154.5 million for the National Endowment for the Arts. Ideally, this additional income will allow public schools nationwide to reclaim their art programs and to continue to teach children the importance of creativity. I believe in the freedom of expression as well as the expansion of art within local schools and communities. I believe in the power of art as it relates to improving the worth of not only children, but more generally all individuals. My one hope is that you will join me on my mission, for it will be a sad day when we set aside our creative expressions and surrender to a closed society.
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Students find accommodating study spaces
On and off-campus locations provide unique study environments Molly Lamoureux
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Midterms are approaching, and the season is often accompanied by writer’s block and professional levels of procrastination. Want to conquer the midterm-crisis? Find a study spot and make it your own. The more time spent in a certain place studying, the more it becomes associated with learning and memorization. Over time, you become acclimated to the area and it becomes easier to get things done in that space, according to PsychCentral.com. Are you reading a textbook? Leave your laptop shut or even at home to avoid being distracted by the Internet. Feeling sleepy? Study outside. The sun gives a good dose of vitamin D, which boosts mood and energy, according to EverdayHealth.com. Many elements go into the perfect study spot: noise, light, food and drink and even temperature. There’s no single spot of guaranteed productivity, but there are some spots on and around campus that stand out when it comes to Drake student productivity. Classroom building lounges, labs and atriums are common spots for studying Bulldogs. Adam Ussher, a sophomore studying accounting and music,
said the Fine Arts Center lounge is his favorite place to get things done. “I really like the FAC lounge because I can split up homework with practice sessions. When I’m in FAC, I know it’s time to get work done, while in other locations I’ll most likely get distracted,” Ussher said. Coffee shops are a classic study
“I really like the FAC lounge because I can split up homework with practice sessions. When I’m in FAC, I know it’s time to get work done.” — Adam Ussher, sophomore
spot for students looking for some background noise and access to food and drink. There are a number of cafés close to campus for students to take advantage of — some are in walking distance and some take only a five-minute car ride or DART Bus ride. Avid Mars Café and Scooter’s Coffee Shop visitor, Corissa Goodrich, is a junior studying sculpture.
“(These places) are quiet, but not sterile. They almost always have comfy seating and good music playlists at a perfect volume,” Goodrich said. She also likes how these two particular establishments are in walking distance from campus. The second level of Cowles Library appears as one of the most beloved study spot for many Drake students. The different isolated cubicles, open rooms and the glassed-in “fishbowl” give studiers a variety of places to choose from, and they’re all designated “quiet” spaces. Laura Alexander, a sophomore studying public relations, stumbled upon the quiet level of the library last year by accident. “It’s a very intimidating room, but at the same time kind of relaxing. It helps clear your mind since there are no distractions,” Alexander said. “Everybody’s kind of doing their own thing.” Want a more unique place to study? “The Mezzanine,” more commonly referred to as “Upper, Upper Olmsted,” is a small area with limited seating and natural light. It’s a quiet and secluded option, especially great for tasks like reading and writing.
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After-hour shift stories ‘Easy’ majors debunked Students, staff share experiences
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It’s 2 a.m. The halls are silent and not a soul is around except for a single person diligently working behind a desk. Then, the air is filled with a sudden shrieking. The worker must leave the post to deactivate it. At this hour, someone attempted to exit the building and consequently set off the alarm to the “entrance only” doors on the first floor of a residence hall at Drake University. It is up to the worker to take care of it, lest it awaken the whole floor. This worker is a member of the not-so-widely known division of the working class: the late shift. But the veil doesn’t have to remain so tightly held around this late-night post. Many businesses, restaurants, corporations and universities across the country have one. It’s the position that any standup, working citizen may fulfill, but they either love it or hate it, depending on their schedule. People often ask them how they can stand to work those hours, for in the eyes of a day position, it’s the most loathed position — unless they’re nocturnal. Or is it? “Some of the positives of my position and having late night calls and fulfilling late night duties is just it’s additional interaction with students that isn’t maybe their typical reaction,” said Stalnaker Hall Coordinator Leah Reuber. “I get an additional perspective of them, and that’s really nice.” However, there are downsides. “It’s not a normal sleep schedule. Sometimes you get interrupted. Sometimes you have to attend to things that you didn’t expect to. But luckily the position, because it’s a live-in position for the University, Residence Hall Coordinators have a lot of flexibility with that,” Reuber said. All the residence halls have a 24/7 front desk employed by student receptionists and most
have a full-time receptionist. These students are permitted to do homework on the job, as long as there is no one to be attended to. “For the desk employees who work the evening shifts, it’s a really great time for them to earn money and work on campus and also have time to also work on their studies at the same time,” Reuber said. Desk worker Margot Stevens agreed with Reuber. “I work at the Stalnaker Reception desk from 3 to 5 a.m. on Sundays and 12 a.m. to 3 a.m. on Monday mornings. In the very early morning, there’s not a whole
“It’s just a really unique position and I don’t think a lot of positions necessarily are like that, or at least have some of those intricacies that it does.”
— Leah Reuber, Stalnaker RHC
lot that goes on, especially for the front desk people,” Stevens said. “It’s always good to be there in case there’s some sort of problem or just to supervise the front door. However, at three in the morning not much of this happens since most people are in bed, so there will be an occasional person who got locked out and have to let them in and sign them in.” Reuber also stressed another added bonus to the job. “Entrance to the building calms down a little bit now that we have the key card access,” Reuber said. Pre-Pharmacy major Kianna Adcock works the front desk and likes the job. “I like working because you get to do your homework at the
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front desk, and I literally watch movies if it’s late. You can watch movies because there’s no one really coming by. And it’s quiet, too,” Adcock said. “It’s kind of nice because you’re right at the front, so when people walk in they talk to you. Like, most of my friends see me and they come talk to me, which I really like that ’cause then I don’t have to just sit there and do nothing.” As far as crazy stories of nightlife in the residence halls, Reuber explained her late-night experiences as an RHC. “Residence Hall Coordinators’ positions are kind of atypical as far as the hours we work and when we’re getting called for things,” Reuber said. “I’ve kind of learned to expect anything, so that means that I don’t really expect anything in particular, specifically with my position. And the things I do see I can’t really speak about or elaborate on due to student privacy and things like that, but sometimes you do get the errant alarm.” Reuber will admit she has had some weird experiences at her job. “I would say those are the most common ones that are kind of weird. It’s just people randomly getting locked out for different things. The door alarm going off is a big one this year just because it’s a complete change from previous years,” Reuber said. Overall, the RHC and receptionists appear to be content with their break-of-dawn jobs. “I don’t really have a problem with it,” Adcock said. “I’m used to staying up until midnight, so it’s not a big deal.” Reuber stressed the uniqueness of the job. “It’s just a really unique position and I don’t think a lot of positions necessarily are like that, or at least have some of those intricacies that it does,” Reuber said.
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A common discussion on this campus is the heavy workload of certain majors. Those students can commonly found studying in the library and panicking over tests. They are also usually the first to be heard describing how difficult their major is. What is not heard are students with majors that are not known to be as difficult, such as musical theatre, education, graphic design and journalism. Compared to science majors, these other majors have little to no work to do, right? However, if you found the last sentence to be true, you may find yourself to be in fact wrong. While these lesser heard about majors may not find as many tests and quizzes as more arithmetic and professional majors, what they do have is an abundant amount of projects that are often due. Just because other students do not see them putting in late night hours in the library may not mean that their workload is any easier than others. “I think a lot of people see the end product and the shows. They see how easy it is and don’t see us putting in time at the library. People don’t see what happens in our classes, and how much we devote to it,” said junior musical theatre major Samantha Gatwood. By comparison, some people could even argue that they have a larger amount of workload. “Last semester, I spent 70 hours in a classroom for practicum. What most people don’t realize is education majors are almost always unpaid interns. I had 40 practicum hours on top of 18 credit hours,” said Lara Cox, a sophomore education major with endorsements in special education and social studies. If those numbers are not daunting enough, then taking a look into the life of a Musical Theatre major may be even scarier. “We also have to take our AOIs, which is usually what puts us over the edge. It’s hard for us to fit AOIs in our schedule when we already need 124 credits for our major and 134 to graduate. Most semesters I
am taking between 19 to 21 credit hours,”Gatwood said. Students with these majors are also used to hearing conversations such as them having an “easy” major, or “what will you do with it?” “The most frequent thing I hear is, ‘Oh really, what are you going to do with that?’ I usually just give them a look and say something along the lines of ‘you have no idea what it is to be a musical theatre major. You have no clue what it takes,” Gatwood said. Musical theatre majors are not the only students to fight back on this subject. “I’ve been known to kind of bare my fangs with that,” said Jeff Hersheway, a sophomore creative writing and advertising double major. “I don’t appreciate it personally, but then I have to take a step back from that initial reaction and think that my major may not be with anything like arithmetic, but it is a major that I have talents in that other people don’t, and that’s what I have to take pride in.” Some students think this discrepancy in belief comes from misunderstanding, and that it is impossible to compare schools with one another. “I feel like you can’t really compare [graphic design] to a science or math major, because they are such different ways of thinking and you are using different skills in different ways,” said Jenna Boures, a junior graphic design and advertising minor. Gatwood realized that there are certain majors that require a heavy workload, however, she just stresses that other majors should not be so blatantly disrespected. “(Other students) don’t understand what we are doing with our life. I have so much respect for people in the business school, journalism school and pharmacy school,” Gatwood said. “I wish people would know that musical theatre is hard in a different way. It’s emotionally taxing. The emotional stress and strain that goes into it is sometimes unbearable, and I think sometimes only people in this department see it.”
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Maxwell discusses memories, growth as president President reflects on his experience as retirement looms
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President David Maxwell currently serves as the 12th President of Drake University. He began his journey at Drake on May 15, 1999 and will retire in June 2015. “I plan to become the next Eric Clapton,” Maxwell joked as he gestured to a guitar case under his desk. Although a band might not be his next career move, Maxwell has enjoyed playing rock and roll and blues on his guitar for 50 years. His retirement will allow him to enjoy more free time, which he will devote to writing, family and furthering the future of higher education. Maxwell also talked with extreme interest on how he will use his extra time to help establish a better learning environment for the 21st century. “We have a model of education that is not sustainable,” Maxwell said. He is currently the director of numerous higher education boards and has participated in
national discussions, in which many different presidents have come together to discuss how to better the education system nationwide. Although he has many connections to the community, Maxwell expressed his opinions on staying in the area after retirement. “I do not want to experience another Iowa winter if I don’t have too,” Maxwell said, later sharing that the plan is to leave Des Moines. Joking aside, Maxwell believes it’s best for the university for him not to be close by. “It will be better for the whole community and my successor. I want the next president to establish himself and not have me around as a comparison.” Although he is escaping the Iowa winters, Maxwell still has expressed hope for the future of Drake University. “Drake is a special place. I can only hope that its resources can be open to more students in the future,” Maxwell said. Referring back to a topic he expressed increased interest in
earlier, Maxwell hopes there will be less pressure on tuition, which would make it affordable for more students. “My interactions with the students are my favorite part of this school,” Maxwell said.
“Everyday I wake up and know how lucky I am to have this job.”
—David Maxwell, President of Drake
The President himself has also met former presidents of the United States, attended years of Drake Relays and witnessed the changing environment on campus that were made possible through his efforts. These events still don’t outweigh his experiences with Drake’s very own. “The people of Drake are what continues to amaze and impress me. That is what makes Drake
different,” Maxwell said. Maxwell knows just how capable Drake students are of achieving greatness and finds joy in accompanying them as they discover the world around them. Maxwell has found many ways of interacting with the students. From hosting students for dinner at his home or hitting balls with the women’s tennis team, the students humble Maxwell. The end of his career marks a time of reflection. After 16 years as the president of a private institution, Maxwell has experienced many memorable moments. He gestured to a case that enclosed a football. Printed on the football were the words, “Kilimanjaro Bowl Game.” “This was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Out of the ordinary would be the best way to describe my experience,” Maxwell said. Maxwell, along with his two sons and wife, traveled with the Drake football team to Africa. The team was scheduled to play the first official football game in Africa. They were also planning to spend time in the villages, interacting with the people of
the land and helping with various service projects. He shook the mouse on his computer, awaking the dark screen. His background was a picture of the sunrise from 4,300 feet up, a shot he captured on his summit. His preparation was even more amazing than his view. “This was the first mountain I had ever climbed. I have always been a runner, but I needed serious training to be able to keep up with a Division I football team,” Maxwell said. Not only did he train his body, he also trained his mind. During his meditation and mental preparation for his journey, he became aware that his world was also exploding. While he was busy bettering the lives of students, they were having the same effects on him. “Everyday I wake up and know how lucky I am to have this job,” Maxwell expressed in his closing remark. His passion shined through as he embarked his final explanation of how the students at Drake University will always be his favorite memory.
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Come watch comedian Emily Galati.
WHERE: 570 Prairie View Drive, West Des Moines WHEN: Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. PRICE: $30
Valley Junction Farmers Market
Come to the last day of the seasonal event.
WHERE: 137 5th Street, West Des Moines WHEN: Oct. 2 from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. PRICE: Free admission
Turn your eyes to the autumn sky.
WHERE: 6801 SE 32nd Avenue, Pleasant Hill WHEN: Oct. 3 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. PRICE: Free admission
Open Mic Poetry Night
Come share some poetic inspiration.
WHERE: 620 Cherry Street, Des Moines WHEN: Oct. 3 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. PRICE: Free admission
Learn tips and techniques for picking corn.
WHERE: 11121 Hickman Road, Urbandale WHEN: Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. PRICE: $14 Adults/ $8.50 kids
Des Moines Zombie Walk
The Des Moines Zombie Walk is a fundraiser for Central Iowa Shelter & Services.
WHERE:300 E. Grand Avenue, Des Moines WHEN: Oct. 4 at 1 p.m. PRICE: $100 raised per team
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Reggae musician Matisyahu performs at Wooly’s WHERE: 504 East Locust Street, Des Moines WHEN: Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. PRICE: $25
A City At Work
Come learn more about Iowa’s history.
WHERE: 600 E Locust Street, Des Moines WHEN: Oct. 5 from 12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. PRICE: Free admission
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Library welcomes archives Harkin papers to arrive next year Paige Ernste
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This past summer, Cowles Library restructured a section on the third level of the library for Drake University archives. The center holds historic documents pertaining to the school, biographies and letters of the founders of each building at Drake, photos, books, awards, yearbooks and other things from the past. Additions to the archives will be made when Sen. Tom Harkin, an Iowa native, retires from his position in the U.S. Senate in January. All of Harkin’s papers, documents and awards from his time serving the government will be brought to the Drake archives. “We’re expecting about 1,200 boxes of stuff that will be anything from paper copies of his press releases, to speeches that he’s given to the different committees that he’s worked on,” said director of the archives Claudia Frazer. “Some of these papers can’t even be open to the public for about 75 years.” Harkin is an alumnus of Iowa State University and had previously promised his papers to them. However, according to Frazer, Harkin and Iowa State had a falling out two years ago, so he decided to give them to the
university instead. “It was a big thing,” Frazer said. “But we’re good with Iowa State. I’m not sure about Harkin’s relationship with them, but we’re good.” The Iowa caucus archives will be kept at Drake as well. “We’re expecting people to start sending us stuff, like campaign buttons or anything
“I think having an archive center is an awesome addition to Drake’s campus.” —Madeline Meyer, Drake junior
they would’ve collected just for the sake of having it. It’ll be a nice collection to have with the Harkin stuff,” Frazer said. Although most of the things kept in the archives are available for student use, the section of archives has multiple restrictions. Students are only allowed in the research area, which is outside the part where the archives are kept. If students want to look at something kept in the archives, they have to register
a written request, give it to one of the librarians or archive staff and wait for them to come out with it. The following are a few additional rules that the archives center enforces: No ink of any kind may be used in the research area, eating and drinking are prohibited, only one folder at a time can be called and no materials from the archives may be removed from the research area. The archives center is brand new to the library, and students are excited to get an opportunity to check out some of Drake and Des Moines’ oldest history. “I think having an archive center is an awesome addition to Drake’s campus, especially for politics students. Harkin’s papers are an especially cool addition to our politics department. I had no idea that Drake was doing this and I definitely plan on checking it out,” said junior Madeline Meyer. Even non-history buffs are anticipating the arrival of the archives. “I’m not that into history but this is awesome,” said sophomore Jack Pointon. “I’ll probably go check it out at some point this semester.” Hours for the archives center are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Students share pros, cons of keeping cars on campus Anna Zavell
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When at home, it’s easy to hop in your car and drive to pretty much anywhere. Everyone looks forward to their 16th birthday because of the freedom of getting a license that comes with it. When in college, this freedom can sometimes be taken away for a short time, leaving students feeling dependent on their friends who have cars to get off-campus. Keeping a car on campus may be expensive for some students. Parking permits for the entire school year cost $250 and $150 for a semester, but if bought in separate semesters, the price increases $50, which is why students suggest being sure of bringing a car to campus. “Even though I have a car here, I don’t think it’s cost efficient to have a car on campus because of how much parking is, but it does even out,” said first-year Sara Leistico. “If you were to take a bus or train home how ever many weekends during the school year, the ticket cost would even out with having a parking permit and the cost of gas.” However, sophomore Derek Nystrom believes that a car can be beneficial to students. “I brought my car to campus second semester of my first year,
and I love the freedom it gives me. I think it is important, though, that students are sure that they will use the car because if not, it’s a waste of money that could be going toward something like books,” Nystrom said. “It’s super nice to be able to dictate when you are going places and not have to wait around for others.” Some students find that there is no need to have a car because of the free use of DART buses. DART buses have routes all through Des Moines and the surrounding cities, which make it easy to get off-campus and explore a new area. “I take the DART bus a lot for practicums for the school of education,” said senior Dori Hauser. “Some people have a bad stigma about the bus, but it really isn’t that bad. I also have friends who have cars that I usually tag along with when they go off campus. So it’d be nice to have a car, but I really don’t need one.” First-year Caitlin Carriel bases her decision of not having a car on not going home enough to use the full value of the car. “I don’t have a car on campus but I may eventually want one,” Carriel said. “For now, I don’t really go off campus enough to use the full value of the car, and since I don’t live in the state, I don’t go home very often. I feel like the car wouldn’t be used too often at this point.”
Challenges, advantages of sharing college life with siblings Twins and triplets of Drake speak on personal experiences
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College usually marks a huge transition in a young person’s life. Moving away from home, and all that is known and loved, to come to an entirely new place can be difficult. Some students here at Drake University are able to share the experience with someone close from home though: their siblings. Ryan and Bridget Tunink, firstyear twins at Drake University, have benefited from having each other around. “I thought I would see him a lot more than I do, but I see him maybe once a week. When I’m homesick, though, even though we’re only twenty minutes away, I can text him saying come hang out with me. It’s different now, because in high school we were always together,” pre-pharmacy major Bridget said. “It’s different now.”
Ryan, a politics major, chimed in when his sister said she thought she would see him around more. “I was praying we wouldn’t (see each other that much),” he said. Others with siblings at Drake felt the same way as Ryan Tunink, such as Hannah Mikkalson, a junior biology major. “College is a place of selfdiscovery and having to go through a lot of challenges,” she said. “While we both want to have our own experiences and our own identities, it’s been difficult being at the same place.” Junior health science major Layton Mikkalson agreed with his sister. “I wasn’t super close with Hannah before college, but I know who she is as a person. I’ve realized a few things about her and myself while being here that comes with maturing. I definitely don’t think we’ve stayed the same people,” he said. “But it’s been kind of nice having someone here who knows
SOPHOMORES Allison and Jessica Richter are identical twins and shared stories about what it’s like to attend college together while trying to establish their own identities on campus. JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR
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the old me, and can call me out if I’m not being the real me.” Jessica Richter, a sophomore music business major, also had something to say on the topic of going to the same school as her identical twin sister Allison and yet being able to have her own identity. “At first it was hard for me. College was a way for me to branch out, and the fact that my sister was here made me feel like I was disabled from doing that,” Richter said. “I still kind of feel that way now, but I know that I shouldn’t. It’s so easy to be my own person.” Like any siblings, these students grew up together all siblings are the same age — the Tuninks and Richters are twins and the Mikkalsons are triplets, although their other sister goes to the University of Minnesota. The Tuninks reminisced on a time when they were kids. “We were playing with this big yoga ball. We hit a lamp, and it shorted the electricity in our entire house. It was Bridget’s fault,” Ryan said. Jessica Richter also was able to find humor in a fight that once had been a big deal to her and her sister. “I honestly forget what we were arguing about, but someone threw something really hard,” Jessica said. “I think I threw something like a hairbrush at her. She closed the door and it like dented the entire door. The door was practically broken.” Allison Richter, a sophomore accounting major and music minor, remembered another, more recent fight. “You can never remember why a fight happens. But one time last year, we were so pissed at each other for some reason. She threatened to hit me, and I got scared. She wasn’t going to, but I was like ‘Oh my gosh!’ and pushed her away. She ended up smacking her lip and her whole lip swelled up. It was really bad. We laugh about it now, because we can’t remember why we were actually mad at each other. We got done with it and were like ‘that was weird’.” Jessica explained that they rarely ever fight. “When we do fight, five
minutes later she’ll text me or I’ll call her and we’ll be like ‘Hey what are you doing’ and we’ll forget what happened,” Jessica said. “We just move on quickly.” Even though they are identical twins, the Richter girls have never done the “switcheroo” thing. “I tried to talk Allison into it all the time,” Jessica said. “All my friends in high school were like ‘You’re the typical twins, do something like that!’ I’d tell Allison ‘We could switch spots in choir or change outfits and see if anyone notices’ but she was always like ‘No, I don’t want to do that’. She never wanted to break any rules.” Allison responded, “She wanted to always do that, but I didn’t want to because secretly I’m a little bit smarter than her. I was better at math. The classes I took were classes she didn’t take. In class I’m very responsive, and she’d be more chill. Teachers would be able to tell and would probably be thinking ‘That doesn’t seem like Allison.’ I Just don’t think we could get away with it, because we’re so different.” But the twins have shared some odd identical twin moments. “Back in eighth grade there was a point in time when we were in the same room talking to the same people. At the same exact moment, we both randomly started singing the same song. Same tempo, same key. We were like ‘this is really weird’ because we both chose the same key,” Allison said. “Another incident happened a couple weeks ago. I decided to run around downtown. Outside of the Des Moines Public Library there is a piano you can play. I passed the piano during my run, and I decided to play it. Five minutes later, along comes Jessica, running down the street. She gets to the piano and realizes I’m there. The reason she was running was to go on a run and then play on the piano. So we had both thought about the piano at the same time, and I didn’t know she was going on a run. We were both like ‘This is the weirdest thing, that we would both be in the same spot in Des Moines.’ We were both really creeped out. But we just sat and played songs together for like five minutes. She put the story on Facebook, and it got like 150 likes.”
Having a sibling can have its ups and it’s down, as these students can all testify. Especially when they’re the same age and going to the same college. Layton made one point about something people have said to him. “People say ‘How are you two related?’ Which is kind of funny, because we are so different. Usually they say something like ‘But Hannah’s so sweet, and you’re-‘ and I’m always like, ‘What? What am I?’” Layton chuckled. “People will ask me, ‘what’s it like being a triplet?’ and I always reply ‘What’s it like NOT being a triplet?’” Hannah agreed with her brother, “I’ve never known anything different.” Allison Richter reported that she’s gotten some rather rude comments about the topic of her being a twin. “Sometimes people ask the dumb questions like ‘Can you read each other’s thoughts or feel each other’s pain’ and I’m just like ‘no, can we be smart about this?’ It’s funny though. There are people who figure out that there’s two of us, but then they don’t take the time to figure out which one’s which. They call us ‘The Twins’ or “the Richters.’ Or one time someone blatantly called me the wrong name and I corrected them and they just said, ‘Oh, same difference.’ I was like ‘no, it’s not, we’re very different people.’ They’re disrespectful about our individuality, and that really bothers me.” Overall though, everyone seems to enjoy having their siblings close. Bridget Tunink said, “This interview is going to make it seem like we hate each other, but we really do love each other.” Her brother added a quick, “No we don’t,” in humorous disagreement. Hannah Mikkalson advised, “Never let your family define you, but also never lose sight of the importance of family.” Layton Mikkalson took a different approach than his sister. “Don’t take the same classes as your sibling.”
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Sports Women’s Soccer
Bulldogs shut out by Evansville in MVC opener
SOPHOMORE KAYLA ARMSTRONG (left) controls the ball in the first half during Drake’s 1-0 loss to Evansville.. RACHEL WANNINGER (right) throws the ball in during the first half on Sunday. JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR Colton Warren
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The Drake women’s soccer team opened Missouri Valley Conference play with a tough 1-0 loss to Evansville on Sunday at the Cownie Soccer Complex. Evansville struck early for what proved to be the game winner in the fourth minute on a penalty kick. Bronwyn Boswell took the shot for the Purple Aces and beat sophomore Drake goalkeeper Kylynn Moyer to put Evansville on top. The penalty kick came after Moyer deflected Evansville’s Allie Arguello’s shot on net at 3:06 in the first half. The rebound caused a scramble in the box to control the lose ball, which ultimately yielded a Drake penalty. It was Boswell’s fifth goal for the Purple Aces this season. Drake head coach Lindsey Horner said the early goal set the Bulldogs up for an uphill battle in the remaining 86 minutes. “We really put ourselves on the back foot by allowing such an early goal because Evansville never had to play open,” Horner said. Horner said starting each game well is key to picking up wins in the conference season. “Our players know the importance of starting a game
well … We need to start each game with a sense of urgency, which we didn’t demonstrate until the second half,” Horner said. The Bulldogs were plagued by turnovers in their own defensive end throughout the game, which Horner attributed to pressure applied by the Evansville attack. “Defensively, our backs did a good job, but across the field we weren’t clean enough in dealing with Evansville’s pressure in the first half,” Horner said. The Bulldogs did see several quality chances on goal go by the wayside as they were held scoreless in their second straight game at home. Sophomore Rebecca Rodgers set up one of Drake’s best chances early in the first half after getting past the Evansville defense deep in the box. She sent a strong cross to senior Generve Charles, but Charles lost her footing and the ball trickled away. Later in the half, midfielder Rhian Pritchard saw the Bulldogs’ best chance go off the cross bar after she blasted a shot from outside the 18-yard box. The ball bounced high off the crossbar before falling to junior Kylie DeHaven. DeHaven collected and sent the rebound on goal, only to be saved by Purple Ace goalkeeper Simone Busby. Busby helped Evansville
extend their shutout streak to six games in a row with a six save effort. Moyer collected four saves on the day for Drake. Each team registered 12 shots in the match, with the Bulldogs leading 6-5 in shots on goal. Sophomore Kayla Armstrong and Pritchard led the Drake offense with a game-high threeshot performance for each. Drake will continue its MVC play when they travel to in-state rival Northern Iowa on Saturday. Horner made sure to note the ramped up style of play during conference season, an aspect of her teams play she sees has room for improvement this week. “The game will be different than our last in that UNI is very physical and direct and looks to create a chaotic game,” Horner said. “It will come down to competing, adapting and being physical, and this aspect of our game is not yet consistent.” Horner said rivalry games like with UNI will be key for the Bulldogs as they advance further into conference play. “UNI is a rivalry game that will be very important when it comes to MVC standings,” Horner said. “This is a huge game for us. We have to go on the road and come home with points.”
New basketball facility could transform university It is always right around this time of the year where we get a little bit antsy. Midterms are approaching, fall break seems to be further away than it actually is and my all-time favorite, basketball season, is right around the corner. Well, the practicing portion of basketball season. The excitement around finally starting practice is somewhat heightened this year. For those of you that have walked or driven past the Knapp Center in the last year, you have probably noticed some construction going on. This stateof-the-art basketball practice facility is close to being finished. In just a couple weeks, the men and women’s basketball seasons will be in full swing, and in a new arena. Although it is inevitable, the reason I bring this up is not to draw attention to the basketball programs at Drake. I bring this up because there are many misconceptions about why it was built. You would be surprised how many people this facility will benefit in the long run. But first, we cannot go without thanking our athletic director Sandy Hatfield Clubb. Her leadership and relentless efforts in finding donors to support the funding of the practice facility has not gone unnoticed. With that in mind, consider this: She was able to find enough donors to build an $8 million building. What does that say about these donors? It says that they believe in Drake University as an institution and in its athletic department. In no way is this addition about favoritism. It is simply about taking one dimension of Drake University to the next level. For the players and skill development, yes. But also for recruiting, for setting us apart from other Missouri Valley Schools and to open up recreational space for the
student body. To me, athletics adds a unique dimension to Drake as an academically prestigious university. It gives students something to get excited about outside of their own schoolwork and extracurricular commitments. But what makes it even better for them? I can narrow it down to one word: winning. Some may argue, “Well, it is only for the basketball team, so only they will get better.” Technically speaking, that is probably true. However, from all that I’ve been around in college athletics, success in its entirety is contagious. Success can spread from one sport to the next. In turn, students start to get excited. They start to take even more pride in Drake University. And from there, it is my hope that they begin to support teams they have never supported before. It is my hope that people open up their minds to what a special opportunity the new facility can present for everyone on this campus, not just the basketball teams.
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Drake hosts media day to kick off pre-season
Bulldogs look to improve on successful first season under Giacoletti
HEAD COACH RAY GIACOLETTI takes questions from the media during a press conference Tuesday. The Bulldogs kick off their season in an exhibition against Coe College on November 8. MICHAEL WENDLANDT | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Mike Wendlandt
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Basketball fever is about to hit the country with the season fast approaching. Here at Drake, it began Tuesday with media day in the Knapp Center.
Addressing reporters for the first time this season, head coach Ray Giacoletti expressed optimism about his team in year two of his tenure. “We’ve got a lot of good things going on. We have five seniors and five freshman on campus,” Giacoletti said. For most coaches, going 16-16 is
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The Drake men’s tennis team sent four players to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Men’s All-American Championships this week in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Seniors Ben Mullis and Matt Frost both began play in the prequalifying singles tournament on Sept. 27. Mullis fell to Jack Murray of North Carolina in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2, in the final round of the pre-qualifying tournament. Frost had a first round bye before besting Marquette’s Vukasin Teofanovic, 6-4, 6-3. He fell in the third round of the prequalifying draw to Texas A&M’s A.J. Catanzariti, 6-3, 6-4. Drake head coach, Davidson Kozlowski was pleased with the way Mullis’ game has progressed since coming to Drake. “I was extremely pleased and excited about the way Ben Mullis competed during his four matches,” Kozlowski said. “We have been trying to get him to be more aggressive the past few years and he took great strides with that game plan this weekend. That has me very excited about the season he could have.”
Junior Ben Lott and senior Alen Salibasic will begin tournament play this week. As of Tuesday, Lott had already won the first two rounds of the qualifying tournament, beating Georgia’s Wayne Montgomery, 6-1, 6-4. Kozlowski said Montgomery is one of the hottest players in the country and was undefeated in his previous ten matches. In the second round Lott beat Benjamin Lock of Florida State, 6-3, 6-2. “He kept his composure from start to finish, which allowed him to execute his game plan,” Kozlowski said of Lott’s play. Salibasic and Lott will begin doubles play yesterday against the South Florida’s doubles team of Ignacio Gonzalez-Muniz and Vadym Kalyuzhnyy. Salibasic will start play in the main singles draw on Oct. 2. Before Lott’s second round win, Kozlowski was hopeful about the week’s prospects. “If Lott can resemble the form that he displayed during his first match, then he has a great shot at getting through two more rounds of qualifying and joining Alen in the main draw,” Kozlowski said. “This event has the best players in country competing, and again, we are proving that Drake belongs.”
considered a letdown. For Drake, with a new coach, last season’s .500 record can be considered a success. Giacoletti was happy to have such a successful first year as he pointed out that most coaches only win five or six games in their opening seasons. Among the hot topics addressed
was the personnel Drake will roll out on the Knapp Center floor come Nov. 3 when they open its season at home. The Bulldogs feature seniors Karl Madison, Jordan Daniels, Gary Ricks Jr., Chris Caird and Trevor Berkeley. All of them stated their desire to lead this team, and each will be asked to shoulder a heavy load this year. “We’ve spent 18 months building a relationship with our players and these guys can pass it on to the younger guys,” Giacoletti said during his press conference. Of those guys, Giacoletti said Karl Madison is a guy to keep an especially close eye on. A fifthyear senior, and the only player remaining from his recruiting class at Drake, Karl is the closest to a true point guard the Bulldogs have. “If coach wants me to pass first, I will be a passer first. If he needs me to take a scoring role, I’ll take that role,” Madison said during media day. He spent the offseason working on his jump shot and working to create his own looks, and spent as much time in the gym as possible. The progression of sophomore center Jacob Enevold Jensen will be another thing to look forward to as the season approaches.
The 6’11” Jensen played for Denmark’s national team over the summer and is looking to build on a promising freshman campaign in which he averaged five points and five rebounds. “He’s made great strides in a short period of time, where he really believes that he’s going to be a really good player. He’s a huge foundational piece of this program,” Giacoletti said. With Seth Van Deest graduated, it’s up to Jensen to step up as the man on the low block. The other important note of the day was the progress made on the Shivers Basketball Practice Facility. Giacoletti said it has been a big piece to use along the recruiting trail. Some of the new freshman stated that the basketball facility was a part of the reason they considered, and ultimately committed to Drake. With the building nearing completion, Drake will finally have a facility that the teams can practice in at any time. Drake begins practice next week and the season opens Nov. 3 when Coe College comes to the Knapp Center for the Bulldogs’ only exhibition game of the 201415 season.
Intramurals: Seasons nearing playoffs, others set to begin soon
Greetings all, and welcome to the second edition of, “What’s going on in Drake Intramurals?” This week, we are in the final stretch for one sport, nearing the finish for two more, and getting ready to start a couple more fresh seasons. So let’s get started, shall we? Volleyball The volleyball regular season is complete and playoffs have been seeded. Now we can really get going for a spectacular finish to one of the best intramural sports Drake offers. This has been an exciting, action-packed season filled with some legitimate talent and close battles. If you get a chance, stop by one Sunday night and catch a playoff game. You won’t regret it. Flag Football With only one week left, football has been a bright spot so far. For the first time I can remember, there haven’t been any rained out games during the season, allowing teams to actually play. With leagues in CoRec, Men’s and Women’s Competitive and Fraternity, it’s been fun to watch and officiate. This is another event that everyone should come out and see at least once.
Outdoor soccer This is where it gets tricky. Soccer is always a highlight for a lot of students and the games have been great when they’ve been played, but there’s been a problem getting teams to the fields. There is a much higher forfeit rate in soccer this year than any other sport, with around 38% of games ending in forfeit. So, please, if you are on an outdoor soccer team, please get out there and play. And like I stated before, we have some sports getting ready to start up. CoRec Basketball A time-honored favorite at Drake, CoRec is the best chance to get all your friends, both male and female, to play together and have a great time on the court. The games are usually tight and action packed. I have seen more than a few come down to the final shot, so give it a shot will you? 3-on-3 Basketball This is a quick sport, but one that brings the best and most competitive spirits out of a person. A two-day tournament, 3-on3 can get you together with your friends, or other talented players, playing and maybe recruiting for the spring, when basketball fever really kicks in.
Badminton and Racquetball Looping these in together, both are singles based, so register by yourself. We get a decent turnout usually, but would love to increase that every year. Both are much harder than they sound, but are so much fun to play when you get the chance. So, that’s what is going on for intramurals. Captains, remember to get your players registered on IMleagues.com before playoffs begin to ensure eligibility for the postseason. Until next time.
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Baseball bids farewell to New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter The average Major League Baseball player’s career will last between five and six years. Even in such a short span of time, it is rare that a player will only wear one jersey. As of 2010, only 62 players in MLB history have had a career of 15 years or more entirely with one team. Only 48 Hall of Famers have only played for one team, and only 36 of those had careers longer of at least 15 years. Soon though, another name will be added to those lists: Derek Jeter. The 40 year-old played his final professional game this past Sunday, and will be retiring after his 20th season, to much fanfare around the league. Each stadium the Yankees visited this year presented him with a parting gift in honor of his remarkable career. The gifts
ranged from a basket of crabs in Baltimore, a Yankee pinstripe Les Paul Guitar from Cleveland, a pair of custom cowboy boots from Houston and donations accumulating to the equivalent of a professional athlete’s salary for Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation. All of these gifts are well deserved after the career Jeter has had. The career .300 batting average clubber and 14-time all-star, won Rookie of the Year back in his first full season. He is the Yankees alltime hits leader, finished in the top 10 for MVP voting eight times, has five World Series rings, along with five Gold Gloves and five AL Silver Slugger Awards as a shortstop and the list goes on. Not to mention all of the great plays he’s made in his career. From bloodying himself up after making a diving catch over
the wall into the seats in foul territory, to getting his 3000 hit on a home run, to his amazing effort in a player forever dubbed, “The Flip,” to get Jason Giambi out at the plate in the 2001 American League Divisional Series. The legend that is Derek Jeter was solidified in postseason play, holding the major league records for most playoff games played, hits, runs scored, among others. He was the first player ever to record a home run in the month of November, a tenth inning walkoff in game four of the 2001 World Series, earning him the nickname “Mr. November.” Off the field, Jeter has been one of the athletes who actually fulfilled his responsibility as a role model. His Turn 2 Foundation is dedicated to supporting young people in avoiding a life of drugs
and crime. Adhering to that same code in his personal life, Jeter has been a shining example in the MLB for how to conduct oneself off the field. In his final game at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 25, Jeter received several standing ovations from his beloved fans . He went on to top off the night with a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth, his final at-bat in Yankee Stadium. The last at-bat in his storied career was an infield RBI single at the rival Fenway Park, in the third inning of the last game of the season. This was only after he received a standing ovation when he strode into the batter’s box in the first inning, probably the first time he was ever genuinely applauded in Boston. He was met with celebration as he jogged off the field after being subbed out after
the hit. With a tip of his hat, a storybook ending capped an epic career. You will be missed Captain Clutch.
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THIS WEEK IN DRAKE ATHLETICS Glennie posts school-record round at Coyote Classic
Rowing competes at Head of Des Moines Regatta
Cross Country competes against some of nation’s best
Freshman Madison Glennie led the Drake women’s golf team at the Coyote Classic in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota. Glennie submitted a school-record matching 69 on Monday, leading the women to a second place showing after 36 holes. Glennie sat in first place individually following a first round 79 and Monday’s low round for an aggregate total of 148. Sophomore Arianna Gastelum posted a new low during the tournament as well. She fired a career-low 70 in Sunday’s opening round. Gastelum followed with a 79 on Monday for a 36-hole total of 149, good for second place individually. Glennie and Gastelum sought to overcome North Dakota State when play resumed on Tuesday for the final round. The men’s team was also in action this week. Dane Worley and Drew Ison posted identical rounds of 75 on the second day of the Badger Invitational in Madison, Wisconsin. Ison led Drake individual after posting a first round 74 for a 36-hole total of 149, good for 22nd place overall. The Bulldogs sat in 12th place going into the final round on Tuesday.
The Drake crew team opened their fall campaign when they competed in three races at the Head of Des Moines Regatta on the Des Moines River on Saturday. The Bulldogs were led by the third place finish posted by their novice eight B boat, which finished with a time of 21 minutes and 14 seconds in the five-kilometer race, less than two minutes off the pace set by the Iowa eight boat. In the varsity eight race, the Bulldogs finished with a fourth place time of 20:26, and the varsity four boat recorded a fifth place finish for Drake.
The Drake men’s and women’s cross country teams continued thier fall campaigns when they travelled to the University of Minnesota to compete in the Roy Griak Invitational Saturday afternooon. Senior Brogan Austin lead the men’s team with a time of 25 minutes, 38 seconds on the eight-kilometer course, good for a 29th place finish. The race featured more than 30 teams and 301 runners. The men finished 27th as a team. Rob McCann followed Austin with a 90th place finish and a time of 26:21. The women’s team registered a 34th place finish on the day. Drake was lead by junior Krista Maguire’s 161st place finish on the six-kilometer course with a time of 23:42. Taylor Scholl finished in 208th place with a time of 24:14, followed closely by Emma Huston with a time of 24:18, good for 220th overall. The women’s field featured 390 runners and three top-10 programs in the nation. The teams continue their fall season when they travel to the University of Arkansas for the Chile Pepper Festival on October 4.
Johnson falls at ITA AllAmerican Championships
Junior Maddie Johnson failed to advance past the pre-qualifying draw at the Riviera/Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-American Championships on Saturday in Pacific Palisades, California. Johnson faced off against Boston College’s Jessica Wacnik but fell in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4. Johnson is currently ranked 119th in the country and was the only Bulldog to compete at the tournament. The women’s team returns to action on Friday when they host the Missouri Valley Conference Individuals at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.
Men’s soccer continues long road stretch The Drake men’s soccer team continued their six-game road stretch last week with a trip to California. The tour featured two matches, one against Cal Poly on Sept. 26 and one against UC Santa Barbara on Sunday night. Drake and Cal Poly battled for 110 minutes before yielding a 0-0 overtime draw. “Only in soccer can you celebrate a tie, a terrific performance by us tonight at a very challenging away opponent,” said Drake head coach Sean Holmes in a Drake athletics press release. Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Darrin MacLeod registered his second consecutive shutout in the match. On Sunday, the Bulldogs faced UC Santa Barbara. Drake surrendered three first half goals before falling 4-1 to the Gauchos. UC Santa Barbara set the tone early by scoring in just the third minute of the match to go on top. They never looked back from there, scoring in the 21st minute and 28th minute to take a 3-0 lead into half. The Gauchos added another before Drake could get on the board. Alec Bartlett took a penalty kick in the 85th minute, burying it in the net to avoid the shutout. Drake completes their long road stretch at Missouri State on October 4.
Drake falls to instate rival UNI LEFT: Sophomore Chandelle Davidson sets a ball for her teammates to finish during Drake’s loss to Missouri Valley Conference rival Northern Iowa on Saturday. UNI beat Drake in three sets, 25-15, 25-18 and 25-22. The loss pushed Drake to 9-5 on the season and 1-2 in the MVC. BOTTOM LEFT: Sophomore Makena Schoene smashes a spike during Drake’s loss to UNI on Saturday at the Knapp Center. Schoene registered seven kills and two blocks after coming off the bench for the Bulldogs. BOTTOM RIGHT: The Bulldogs huddle before their matchup with UNI at the Knapp Center on Saturday. Freshman Kyla Inderski continued to lead the Bulldogs after recording 10 kills against the in-state rival. Drake will continue conference play when they hit the road to take on Missouri State on October 3 and Wichita State on October 4. COURTNEY DAY | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
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Meet the Candidates
U.S. Senate Bruce Braley
U.S. Congressman 2006-present
Iowa House of Representatives 1985-1993 Iowa Senate 2002-present
Iowa Senate 2011-present National Guard Officer
Governor from 1983-1999 and 2011-present
Iowa House 1989-2011 Minority Leader 2003-2006 Speaker of the House 20072010
U.S. Congressman 2006-present
Rod Blum Republican
Mariannette Miller-Meeks Republican
Softwear company owner and real estate developer
Opthalmologist, Ex-State Public Health Director
District 3 Staci Appel
Iowa Senate 2006-2010
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The US and coalition forces begin airstrikes against ISIS Adam Rogan
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Three times in just over a month the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a Middle Eastern extremist group centered in Iraq, better known as ISIS, released videos of a beheading. Two of the victims were American journalists and the third was a British aid worker. In addition to these killings, the Jund al-Khilafah, a group affiliated with ISIS in Alergia, released a video of the beheading of a captured French tourist on Sept. 24 after the French government refused to back down when Jund al-Khilafah demanded that they cease air strikes against the terrorist groups in the area. The group states that they are carrying out these murders because of Western aggression against their homeland, and they show no signs of stopping. ISIS is a terrorist organization
at its core but not in the way AlQaeda or the Taliban is or was. It seems that ISIS might have more future-minded objectives than Al-Qaeda, and some think ISIS is more organized and focused. “The main difference is that terrorist organizations theoretically or historically usually try to hit-and-run. ISIS is trying to establish a state, to hold territory and they have been successful,” said Drake Professor Mahmoud Hamad, a Middle Eastern politics expert. ISIS released another video last week with the threat, “Fighting is just the beginning.” Professor Hamad believes bombing raids could very well be sufficient in containing ISIS, but to eliminate them, troops will need to be put onto the ground. President Barack Obama has said on several occasions that he wants to avoid sending ground troops in, but if stopping ISIS is
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the goal, that it may be necessary. Obama’s advisers are not ruling out this possibility and the same goes with many in Congress. “If the U.S. wants to deal with ISIS militarily, they will need a multilateral approach much like they did in the Gulf War and not a unilateral approach like in the Iraq War,” said first-year politics major Russell White. It seems this is understood, as both the U.S. and France, among others, have already begun utilizing airstrikes against targets in the region and agreements have been made with other Middle Eastern countries such as Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Bahrain to help combat ISIS. But why should people here in the U.S. care about what is going on in Iraq and Syria, especially since they haven’t been targeting America itself? “They are not a threat to the United States … but they could be
a threat to our friends and allies … They also are a threat to American personnel,” Hamad said. David Wright, associate dean and professor in the School of Journalism, made a similar claim. “If we accept that (ISIS’s actions are) okay, through violence, through control, through manipulation, without a process for the people to speak for themselves,” Wright said, “(then) I think we have to stand up along with other countries to say, ‘That’s unacceptable to us.’” He also went on to talk about how closely linked the world is and how these actions impact the U.S., regardless of distance. This could affect things from the price of gas to an increase in the amount of young people who may be called to service. “Thousands of people are dying because of ISIS right now … (and there are others) that are being forced to convert to
a different religion … or forced into marriages or raped by this group, so, as humans, we should be concerned,” Wright said. Just this past week Samira Salih Al-Nuaimi, a prominent Iraqi human rights leader and lawyer, was tortured and executed in a public square when the group discovered that she posted negative comments about ISIS online. The vast majority of the targets of ISIS, however, are civilians, primarily minorities in the towns that ISIS takes over, not imprisoned Westerners or public figures. Many believe the public killings are horrible, but these mass killings cost even more lives. Nobody knows exactly how to stop ISIS. Countries, including the U.S., are responding in the way they deem best.
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Maxwell assures students’ safety JUMP FROM, page 1 Zero cases of murder or manslaughter were reported in 2013, 2012 and 2011 for each campus. After speaking with Law, DMPD and University President David Maxwell, Drake Student Body President Joey Gale thought the recent shootings were an anomaly. “From everything they’ve shared, these things aren’t related to the university,” Gale said. “Just kind of wrong place, wrong time and in the vicinity of campus.” Law agreed, saying that students are not in any more danger when at Drake than they would be otherwise. “There’s no place that you’re going to live where you’re going to be 100 percent safe from crime in this day and age, but you’re no more at risk being at college or an university than you would be anywhere else,” Law said.
in the last year. Additionally, Maxwell stated how DMPD increased its presence around Drake after each of the shootings. Law also mentioned DPS’s small staff of 21 officers has to often work closely with DMPD. Des Moines officers will often stop in at the DPS office to discuss trends and happenings in the community. “We monitor the Des Moines Police frequency, so we know when they’re responding to things in our area,” Law said. “The officers will fill us in on what’s going on, let us know what’s happening.” Since DPS has no investigative or enforcement duties off-campus, Drake has to rely on DMPD to handle the situation. “I understand that there are some increasing concerns about what’s going on in the neighborhood, but I also have confidence in the Des Moines Police that these things are going to get resolved sooner rather than later,” Maxwell said.
Maxwell spoke to DMPD Chief Judy Bradshaw after the Sept. 17 shooting. “She said, and I quote, ‘You can tell your students that Drake is one of the safest campuses in the region. It’s probably one of the safest campuses in the country.’” Maxwell repeated that to the Drake parents at his President’s Assembly on Sept. 20. Bradshaw also told him that crime in the Drake area has been on the decline
As for the student body, Gale thinks its Student Senate’s job to keep students up-to-date on DPS operations. “Student Senate wants to inform students what Drake Security’s (Public Safety’s) role is on campus,” Gale said. “What they are responsible for doing, what they are tasked to do, what their mission is and what they can and can’t do.” In terms of the safety of the
At approximately 4 p.m. Thursday, 431 water-soaked copies of The Times-Delphic were found outside of The TimesDelphic office, room 124N in Meredith Hall. On top of the stack of damaged issues, an ad from Agape Pregnancy Center was prominently circled in black marker. Recently, readers have reached out to The Times-Delphic staff,
upset about the publication of this ad. A letter to the editor, as well as a response from the editor-inchief explaining advertisement policy was published in last week’s edition of The Times-Delphic. On Friday, President Maxwell sent out a campus-wide email regarding the recent vandalism. “This act goes beyond mere vandalism — it is an attempt to curtail First Amendment rights
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individual student, DPS is offering a new personal safety program that focuses on awareness, fear management and some selfdefense. Of course, safety is sometimes up to the individual. Haase likes to have alternate routes and destinations when out and would even consider requesting a DPS escort if the situation is serious enough. “You should always be prepared for the worse to happen,” Haase said. “Be practical, but be ready.” Varela avoids crime at night by simply avoiding the open space. “I don’t like walking alone at night, so I’ll drive everywhere,” Varela said. After bringing the Rave Guardian app to Drake, DPS is considering making its officers wear body cameras and perhaps a Drake-run alternative to Drake Direct. “We’re trying to monitor what’s going on at the national level and trying to be on the front end of the bell curve rather than waiting to see what everyone else is doing and being on the back end of that curve,” Law said. There is no way for students to insure their complete safety, but Law urged them to do all they can to put their own well being before everything else. “Their own safety is the No. 1 priority,” Law said. “If someone wants your wallet and that’s all they want, you can replace money. Don’t get yourself hurt over something like that.”
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regarding free speech, and is thus antithetical to our core values as the Drake University community,” Maxwell said. “Those who have concerns about the agency that paid for the advertisement have every right to express those concerns and to catalyze debate.” Drake Public Safety is still investigating the recent theft and vandilization of the student publication.
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Climate protests Adam Rogan
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On Sept. 21, thousands of protestors took to dozens of cities across the world to raise awareness for climate change, with the largest demonstration involving 400,000 people occurring in New York City. The UN met two days after the demonstrations to discuss The Global Climate Treaty, slated to be completed within a year. The amount of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere hit a record high in 2013, which was one of the many factors that brought people to the streets in droves last week. The event was orchestrated to show communal and widespread support for the actions taken by international governments to fight climate change. The Climate Summit will not form any binding contracts, however. Its drive is meant to bring about discussion for a new protocol regarding the reduction of emissions, as well as to raise awareness for the issue. The summit has the same goal as the marchers: spread the word. The Kyoto Protocol was the last such agreement to limit emissions globally, but it expired in 2012 after five years of activity. Every developed, industrialized, wealthy country had signed the Kyoto Protocol except for the United States, which, despite the refusal of the U.S, shows a resounding call to protect the planet internationally. Many countries have continued acting as if the Kyoto Protocol is still in effect, and this current summit is one of many recent efforts to move towards the creation a new treaty. Attempts at creating a new international agreement have occurred for the last five years, but getting such international cooperation is an arduous task. “At the international level progress has sort of stalled,” said Jerry Anderson, professor of environmental law. Anderson attributes this pause to disputes between the countries of the developed world and developed countries, but in spite of the squabbles of the world’s dignitaries, the protests are attempting to spur progress again. However, getting climate change legislation passed nationally or locally is difficult in and of itself. “Legislators will usually not
act on their own unless they are pushed to,” said Professor of environmental sociology Michael Haedicke. Professor of environmental science David Courard-Hauri gave his input about combating inaction “(People should) educate themselves about climate change, which generally means listening to scientists. Not listening to the Internet,” Courard-Hauri said. Elaborating on Haedicke’s comments, Courard-Hauri continued. “Push for changes. Talk to politicians. Vote as if climate change were an important issue,” Courard-Hauri said. “What everyone had said was, ‘Nobody cares about climate change, right?’ 400,000 people went to New York to say, ‘Holy cow we care about climate change.’” “The activities that cause climate change also appear to be pretty negative … from a health standpoint,” he went on to say — a double incentive to decrease emissions. “40,000 people die a year in the United States from air pollution,” Courard-Hauri said, not to mention the rising sea level or the increase in number of droughts and their severity. Some studies have also shown that taking these steps to reduce pollution are economically beneficial, partially because of the lowering of mortality rates. All three professors attributed the biggest roadblock to climate change policy to ineffective legislature, plain and simple. “People are consciously trying to cut back their footprint without waiting for (the) government to act,” Anderson said. Those trying to protect the planet on their own are not enough to reverse what is happening to the environment. “You hear a lot about how terrible it’s going to be but the process of actually addressing the issue … (but I think) we’d find that it was a lot easier than we think it’s going to be,” Courard-Hauri said. James Hansen of The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship will speak on this topic. The speech called, “Tenant Farming to White House Arrests: A Scientist’s Perspective on the Unfolding Climate Crisis and Opportunity” will be held in Old Main on Oct. 15.
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Watson introduces HeforShe campaign Grace Rogers
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Emma Watson launched a new United Nations campaign for gender equality on Sept. 20 called “HeForShe.” “The more I spoke about feminism, the more I realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop,” Watson said. The speech was widely applauded in the mainstream media, but not everything was perfect to some. “There’s always a ‘but,’” said Professor Beth Younger. “It’s great, but it could always be better.” Different people have different issues with Watson’s speech. Maria Hanson, a senior at Drake University and a member of the women’s studies program, illustrated a few of the common criticisms. “She might have missed a few things,” Hanson said. “The whole ‘HeForShe’ campaign definitely leaves out the idea that there’s other genders, it’s not just binary. It also kind of leaves out trans people.” Samantha Brenner, a senior
and president of Student Activists for Gender Equality (SAGE), echoed Hanson’s statement. “Even the name of the campaign is a little exclusive — you’ve excluded anyone that doesn’t identify as either a he or a she,” Brenner said. “Right off the bat, that was my biggest concern before I even looked at it.” Watson’s speech has gone viral, getting over a million views on YouTube in the week it’s been available. News agencies covered the original speech and the ensuing backlash, but criticisms have gone largely unpublished. “I think (the speech) was a lot of language that people want to hear,” Brenner said. “And maybe some people need to hear it in those terms. But, I do think we need a campaign that comes from the government that is inclusive, because no one will continue the conversation if you exclude people right away. When you call it HeForShe, it does just that.” Watson’s movement alienates her from other popular actresses. “I think it’s interesting that she chooses ‘Let’s get dudes involved,’” Younger said. “Because think of all of the celebrities who are like, ‘Oh I’m not a feminist, I don’t hate men.’ You know, who said that? Taylor Swift.”
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Watson’s speech at the United Nations was meant to prevent anyone from making that assumption again. The speech focused on making a definition of feminism clear. “For the record, feminism by definition is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities,” Watson said. “It is the theory of political, economic and social equality of the sexes.” As a whole, most people agree that Watson’s speech was generally a good step in the feminist movement. “In general, I appreciate her message, and I appreciate that she is talking about gender equality at all,” Hanson said, despite her criticisms. “I think it’s very exciting when a young person who’s in the limelight supports feminism,” Younger said. “And one of the best things about it is that it draws public attention to feminism and gender issues, because we have so much backlash and negativity in the mainstream media about feminism. I think that most people — well, many people — are misinformed.”
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Grace Wenzel, who started One Voice as her senior capstone, spoke before the senate on Drake’s limitations in accommodating those who identify as LGBTQ. “What we found in our research that we’ve been doing is that there are lots of areas of improvement on Drake’s campus,” Wenzel said. The group hopes to create allies on campus through a grassroots campaign, beginning
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with an entire week devoted to spreading its message of acceptance and activism. The organization anticipates their campaign will also contribute to its sustainability. “This needs to be not just a semester-long project,” Wenzel said. “Really, the end-goal for the class and then moving forward … is getting student support.” Over the next four years, One Voice will work to accomplish a goal included in the Senate 60: making Drake a top 20 LGBTQfriendly campus by 2018. Earlier this year, Grinnell College, another Iowa college, was awarded this distinction and was ranked No. 18 in the nation.
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