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Remembering athletic equality anniversary Equality in sports is still a work in progress, athletics work hard to even the field Ashley Beall
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With the 40th anniversary of Title IX approaching, many questions have been raised about how it’s affecting the female student-athletes on campus. Title IX states: “The overall equity of treatment and opportunity in athletics while giving schools the flexibility to choose sports based on student body interest, geographic influence, budget restraints and gender ratio.” This means women and men athletics must be treated equally and reflect the interest of the student body while also reflecting the ratio of men and women on campus. This, however, can be difficult at times when more of the community and students come to support men athletic games rather than woman sporting events. “It’s hard because the community supports them more, but it’s like that everywhere,” said sophomore women’s basketball player Kyndal Clark. “But I feel that Drake, overall, tries to create a community that’s beneficial for both genders, and
Sandy Hatfield Clubb does a great job of making a family for all of us.” As Athletic Director at Drake University, it’s Sandy Hatfield Clubb’s job to make sure that women’s athletics are treated equally with those of men. “Title IX is a complex law designed to hold schools accountable for equity in education including athletics. I believe it’s one of the greatest pieces of laws enacted to advance women in our society and I wouldn’t be sitting here as the Athletic Director without it,” Hatfield Clubb said. Many of the student athletes on campus feel that Hatfield Clubb does a good job of balancing men and women athletics. “I do think Sandy (Hatfield Clubb) does a good job making things equal because at some places it’s not as good as what we have here at Drake,” said redshirt senior men’s basketball player Jordan Clarke. “I think that the athletes know there are some inequalities, but I think an outsider would have no idea. I know at other schools it’s clear from their jerseys, shoes or wear around clothes, but here it’s only minor discrepancies.”
However, there are some differences between the men’s and women’s basketball team. For example, the men’s team charters to certain games and tournaments while the women’s basketball team does not. This means when traveling, the men’s basketball team is able to skip through security and go straight onto a small, rented plane just by showing their IDs. But this all comes back to who makes more money, and the men’s basketball team tends to garner more profit than the women’s team. “It’s a business at the end of the day. You have to put more money into what’s going to make more money,” Clarke said. With the men making more money than the women’s team, they are able to have more funding available. That means the men’s team occasionally gets things that the women’s team doesn’t. Perks like chartering don’t go by unnoticed by the women’s basketball team. “The part that’s hard is that they (the men’s basketball team) generate more money so therefore they get more money, I’m pretty sure it’s supposed to be split to a degree but it’s not always
necessarily equal. But it’s not from the school it’s more of the community,” Clark said. “The school, especially Sandy (Hatfield Clubb), tries to keep it equal and the boosters have really stepped up and pushed for us and spread the word to the community.” But the women’s team does receive support from the men’s basketball team. “I feel like our team does go out and support as much as we can, whether it be the women’s basketball or volleyball games. We all like to go to the soccer games as well. We feel that if we go out to support them, then they’d be more likely to come support our games,” said senior men’s basketball player Ben Simons. With the sports world constantly changing, Hatfield Clubb has set up an active plan to be in compliance with Title IX and is having an expert come in and audit Drake’s compliance with the law, which includes three separate approaches to compliance. However, schools are only to be in compliance with one of the three. The three parts are as follows: Effective Accommoda-
>> TITLE IX, page 2
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DRAKE BASKETBALL redshirt senior Jordan Clarke and freshman Dilonna Johnson pose in the Knapp Center.
Culture of community affects Swinging into human rights discussed at lecture Morehouse
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PROFESSOR DEBRA DELAET delivers her speech at the Stalnaker Lecture in Sheslow Auditorium on Tuesday. Will Thornton
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Professor Debra DeLaet led the 28th annual Luther W. Stalnaker lecture on Tuesday in Drake University’s Sheslow Auditorium. DeLaet, chair of the politics and international relations department at Drake, delivered a speech titled “Longing, Loathing and Nostalgia
for Community: Local Experience as a Lens for Understanding Global Human Rights.” “I started out with some personal reflections about things I value about community and some of the benefits and the fondness I have for this teeny-tiny town that I grew up in.” DeLaet said. “I follow those reflections with reflections of what I call the
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underbelly of small-town life. Despite all of the many good things I experienced there, I saw and experienced a lot of bad things, mostly revolving around racism, sexism and homophobia.” The beginning of DeLaet’s lecture transported the listener to her small hometown of Versailles, Ohio. She shared the tender memories that shaped her longing for community as well as the bitter memories that ultimately brought about loathing for the same community. Using her hometown as an example, DeLaet explained how the town’s underlying culture of hate can be used to examine human rights issues around the world. “All societies everywhere are pluralistic,” DeLaet said. “My criticism of some work in human rights scholarship that’s more relativist in nature is that we see, value and argue for recognition of pluralism in our own society, but when we look outward, we tend not to recognize that pluralism. In taking that position, we disadvantage vulnerable groups and minorities in other cultures.” DeLaet went on to outline
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what she focuses on in human rights scholarship — a sub-section she calls “human rights in the everyday.” Her work is reflective of her small town experiences as it pertains to the subtle and not-so-subtle cultural practices that take advantage of minorities. These violations, though not as shocking or alarming as mass genocide, torture or political disappearances, still present a very real threat to human rights in societies around the globe. Attendants to the lecture had positive responses to DeLaet’s moving and thoughtprovoking discourse. By reflecting on her personal experience with small-town life, DeLaet offered great insight and helped attendants relate to the subject. “I thought it was great and very insightful,” said first-year elementary education major Taylor Burkhead. “I really related to the town that I grew up in,” said senior politics and sociology major Courtney Howell. “A lot of students at Drake are from smaller towns, so they can relate as well.”
Friday > Ilan Berman “High Stakes with Iran” > 7 p.m. > Sussman Theater
> Homecoming Live Band Karaoke > 8 p.m. > Helmick Commons
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Twirls, kicks, shuffles and swiveling hips filled the Morehouse Hall Ballroom on Saturday night. It was the first-ever September Swing Out, co-hosted by the Bulldog Swing Society and Greek Street Fellowship. Students and Des Moines residents alike attended. The night began with lessons for the beginners, taught by professionals, Michael and Eve Brafford. Around 8:15 p.m., the Red Pants Jazz Orchestra, 11 Drake Jazz Ensemble I students, began to provide the evening’s music. The floor was then filled with couples, laughing and dancing the night away. The dancing led to such a build up of heat that the ballroom’s windows had to be cracked open. Society President, junior Aly Browder, hopes the event was a launch pad for greater things to come. “My vision is that hopefully someday Des Moines will be known as a city with a great dance scene, as say,
Minneapolis and Omaha are,” Browder said. Jennifer Clarke, a P3 student, started dancing on campus four years ago. “It was great to see so many new faces to the swing scene here in Des Moines, and I hope the event had a lasting impression on everyone that attended,” Clarke said. A wide variety of students attended the event, most hearing about it around campus. First-year graphic design and advertising student Hannah Erickson heard about it from her Peer Mentor/Academic Consultant (PMAC). “I heard about it. I saw some advertisements around school, and then my Bible study was coming, so I just joined with them” said Mitch Olson, a first-year accounting major. Matt Tough, a current member with previous dancing experience, observed the beginners’ growth and excitement. “I loved seeing the
>> SWING DANCE, page 2
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Entrepreneur tours US for online campaign
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Starting Oct. 3 in Denver, a campaign led by reddit.com’s co-creator, Alexis Ohanian, will travel by bus through five states before reaching Danville, Ky., on Oct. 11. Both cities are the sites of presidential and vice presidential debates, respectively, and the stops serve to highlight the main issues the campaign is hoping to address. “We really wanted to expand upon the massive success we saw earlier this year with the defeat of SOPA (Stop Online Privacy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act),” Ohanian said., “That huge support really fired us up and, when Erik (Martin, a colleague of Ohanian’s) saw we had an open schedule for the first presidential and vice presidential debates and enough time and land in-between, we figured a campaign like this was a great idea.” Earlier this year, reddit served as the primary instigator of a huge event in the history of the Internet. On Jan. 18, reddit along with thousands of popular websites including Google, Wikipedia, Facebook and Craigslist, protested the Stop Online Piracy Act, otherwise known as SOPA, a bill voted on by Congress, to bring
>> SWING DANCE, page 1 room fill up with energy as people arrived. During lessons, it got to a dull roar and the music started and the event just took off,” Tough said. Students were not the only ones participating. The Des Moines Swing Cats, a local dance troupe, also performed, providing a little insight into what a few years of practice can do.
>> TITLE IX, page 1 tion of Interest — this means that the interests and abilities of women on campus are reflected in the athletics programs and that the ratio of women participating in athletics is proportional to the ratio of women on campus. Financial Assistance. which means scholarships and financial aid must be propor-
awareness to the infringement of rights the bill would impose upon Internet companies and users alike. The blackout did its job and millions of Americans contacted federal representatives in protest of the bill, which was eventually abandoned. Weeks later the bill returned as the PROTECT IP Act, or PIPA, with nearly the same intentions. While a blackout didn’t take place this time, enough people were already concerned by SOPA that the bill was also abandoned after thousands of calls and letters were received by members of Congress. The tour plans to make a stop in Des Moines on Oct. 6. Ohanian and company will visit Des Moines-based startup, Dwolla, as well as lead an event they call the Iowa Internet Uncaucus 2012. “Dwolla was started on the Net and they’re just one of thousands of companies innovating from their computers,” Ohanian said, “and the Uncaucus is for the people to voice their concerns on issues related to that sort of innovation. Without the free and open Internet, Dwolla would not and could not exist.” The Iowa Internet Uncaucus, scheduled to take place on the Locust Street Bridge, between First and Second Streets in downtown Des
Moines, will have 15 different speak for five minutes each on ideas pertaining to the regulation, censorship and accessibility of the Internet. College students around the country and the world know the importance of the free flow of information allowed by an unrestricted Internet. “An open Internet is important because with any sort of censorship you risk missing part of the full story,” said first-year, pre-pharmacy major Jake Powers. “If you’re only getting news from the government, for instance, they could be lying to your face, and you wouldn’t even know it.” The open Internet also played an important role in 2011’s Arab Spring movement. Protestors in countries such as Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen used the openness of modern social media tools like Facebook to raise awareness to the oppression and censorship that plagued the countries. “Without the free access to social networking sites, protestors would have been unable to organize,” said first-year finance major Vivianna Lopez. “Thanks in part to sites like Facebook, Egypt was able to stage a massive protest and eventually force their corrupt president from power.”
Coincidentally, the event took place after the Drake Student Affairs Committee denied the Bulldog Swing Society the ability to become a Drake organization. As of last Wednesday, the Swing Out was postponed until the details could be sorted out. Greek Street Fellowship, however, came to the rescue. By volunteering to sponsor the event, it could still be held on campus. “(The Bulldog Swing So-
ciety) right now isn’t a Drake affiliate. Right now, it is a Des Moines organization and we will soon be coming to campus when and if we are approved. . . ” Browder said. An online petition has been created, and all students interested in the organization are encouraged to sign. The petition can be accessed through a link on the Bulldog Swing Society’s Facebook page.
tional. And lastly, Equivalence in other Benefits in Opportunities, meaning that women must receive equal opportunities in the athletics world as men (gear, uniforms, coaching quality, etc.). Compared to times before Title IX was created, women’s participation has come a long way and is continually growing. “As far as Title IX goes, I
don’t think it’s on completely equal grounds, but I think it’s come a long way, and it’s going to continue to get better,” Simons said. “For example, you notice a lot of women’s’ teams on TV and they are getting a lot more exposure and support than they used (to have), and it’s only going to get better.”
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The Drake men’s tennis team is in the process of making a huge statement at this year’s ITA AllAmerican Championships in Tulsa, Okla., as three of the four Bulldogs entered have reached the second round, or further, in the qualifying draw. Since Monday’s issue of The Times-Delphic, senior James McKie and sophomore Alen Salibasic both advanced from the pre-qualifying draw to the qualifying draw after two matches last Sunday. McKie’s performance on Sunday was especially impressive, as he made quick work of Ohio State’s Kevin Metka 6-4, 6-2 to set up a match against Virginia freshman Harrison Richmond. The Virginia Cavaliers are one of the top programs in collegiate tennis, as they are consistently ranked in the Top 5 in the nation. The Cavaliers constantly recruit the top players in the na-
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JUNIOR ROBIN GOODMAN prepares to hit a backhand on Sept. 21 at the Drake Fall Invitational at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. tion, and McKie’s opponent, Richmond, is a perfect example of this. Ranked as the No. 6 American prospect in his class last year by tennisrecruiting.net, Richmond came into the match as the 13th seed in the prequalifying draw, meaning he was favored to win over the 32nd
-seeded McKie. “I don’t really care what it says on my opponent’s shirt, I just go out there and give it everything,” McKie said. “We can beat anyone this year, and we believe it.”
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Main stage production begins this weekend Emma Wilson
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Drake University’s theater department will be putting on a production of “Three Days of Rain” this weekend. The show is the first main-stage production of a Richard Greenberg play that Drake has done so far. The play is directed by senior directing major Tyler Lubinus. This is his first main-stage production, but he has previously directed three one-acts. “Three Days of Rain”’s first act is about a brother and sister, Walker and Nan, who go to collect their father’s will after his death. They find out their father’s house will be going to a family friend’s son, Pip, instead of them, as they
had anticipated. This leads them to question who they previously thought their parents were and come to all sorts of rash conclusions. The second act is a flash back to the lives of Nan, Ned and Pip’s parents, Ned, Lina and Theo. It explains the truth behind Walker and Nan’s concerns. Though the description of the play may seem a bit confusing, Lubinus said the show is quite easy to follow in reality. The cast is traditionally played with only three actors. Lubinus will be continuing this tradition. Senior Matt Haupert will be playing Walker and Ned, junior Erika Hakmiller will be playing Nan and Lina, and junior Hayden Kraus will be playing Pip and Theo. Lubinus said that he will
be staying quite close to the script and preforming it as Greenberg intended, as it is a fairly new play. When asked what audience members should look for in the play, Lubinus advised they should “look for little nuances” or “Easter eggs.” He said that the show can be very fun if you try to solve the puzzle while watching, and you should be very aware of the small details. “Three Days of Rain” will be shown in the Harmon Fine Arts Center on Thursday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday at 2 p.m. The play will also be shown on Friday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ,and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students, and $1 for those with Drake IDs.
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Unpaid internships still worth the time This summer, I was a social media intern at a wheatgrass company in California. I desperately wanted an internship in California, and I was excited to land this one, even though wheatgrass doesn’t at all catch my interest. The internship was advertised as paid on the website, but I was too shy to ask my boss about the details. Maybe it was my humble Midwestern upbringing, or maybe it was my aversion to uncomfortable situations. Regardless, it took me a few weeks after moving to California to finally talk to my boss about payments. His response? “This is an unpaid position.” Those are some of the
worst words to hear or see when applying for an internship, but trust me, it was a million times worse having already been there for a few weeks. I pointed out that the website said it was paid, but he said that must have been a mistake. I mentioned that I had rent and bills to pay. “Our other interns have trust funds that are helping them with that,” he said. Sorry that I don’t have multi-millionaire for parents. Why is it so hard to find a paid internship? As a senior magazine major, I am on my third internship. How many of those have been paid? Only one, which is my current internship, but don’t get too excited for me. It’s only a
stipend at the end. Word of advice: If you ever hold a position that is compensated in stipend, and you want to hold any shred of happiness about the sti-
mum wage. These companies have got to have an extra $7.50 an hour tucked away somewhere for us interns. When I talked to my boss about it this summer, his go-
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pend, do not calculate how much you make per hour based on it. Nobody gave me that advice. I currently work for $2 an hour. How is this even legal? That’s not even half of mini-
to response was “Well, it’s an internship. You get paid in experience.” Why does experience have to come at the cost of being completely broke? But, when I think about it,
internships, paid or unpaid, provide beneficial experience. I would not be confident enough to graduate in three months without these experiences. The me before my internships would never have held its own in the workforce. Last week, I was on an internship panel held by the magazine program. After some other students who held unpaid internships over the summer and I talked about the experience a little bit, professor Jeff Inman asked us a question: “Was it worth it?” Despite my unpaid woes and the discouragement of having hardly any money in my bank account, I immediately said “yes.” Through be-
ing on the panel and writing this opinion piece, I learned that nothing would make me regret any of the internships I have held — not even money. Would I have liked to make some extra cash? Duh, of course I would have. But the fact that I didn’t earn a cent didn’t lessen my dedication or the experience I gained. Maybe one day the norm for internships will be to be paid. But until that day, I have no regrets.
Wittren is a senior magazines major and can be reached at laura.wittren@ drake.edu
Little Big Town’s new Use your ‘head’, not your sound versatile, successful hands when pleasuring
Little Big Town has changed. And it shows in their new album, “Tornado.” The country crooners, Jimi Westbrook, Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet and Kimberly Schlapman, are famous for perfectly pitched fourpart harmonies, often taking turns singing lead vocals. Their new album reflects the bluegrass roots of their past work and brings in a darker, more emotional sound. “Tornado”’s goose bump-inducing harmonies, sweet southern honesty and hard-hitting lyrics meld together in a sweet promise that has every country music die-hard hitting repeat. The album’s single, “Pontoon,” is the band’s first No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs Chart. The song’s one-of-a
kind mandolin melody and laidback twang have everyone picturing him- or herself enjoying a summer day floating on the lake. It gave listeners a taste of something new
song fades away. The title track “Tornado” is a mellow equivalent to Carrie Underwood’s chart topper “Blown Away.” Threatening lyrics: “I’m a tornado, looking for a man to break,” cymbals like a whip slashing through the air, and FairKatelyn Philipp child’s fierce voice would Columnist send any man packing. The eclectic mix of and a quench only the album deep emotion and playfulcould fill. ness in “Tornado” make it “Your Side of the Bed” Little Big Town’s best work showcases the band’s new yet — an album not to be sound. The emotional bal- missed. They’ve proven that lad’s chilling harmony and change is good. wistful lyrics: “Tell me how, how’d you get so far away. All we have left are the memories of the love we made,” make it anything but the typPhilipp is a junior ical love-gone-wrong song. magazines major and can be The lyrics’ haunting regret reached at katelyn.philipp@ sticks with you long after the drake.edu
All right ladies, I’m sure with the weekend coming up, we all are looking forward to a good hook-up. Some girls really aren’t interested in going all the way, and guys, you are just going to have to respect that. While you may be having some casual fun in the nice, tiny beds of the dorms, I want to share one big component of hooking up that most girls don’t know about. Be warned — I am about to get brutally honest. Men are masters at giving themselves handjobs. They have been doing it ever since they knew the effects it produced. That’s great for them, but ladies, leave that job to them. When a guy wants to get down and dirty with you, he doesn’t want the girls to deliver what they can do themselves. That sounds like no fun. So what do we girls have to do? Give them head! I know it seems disgusting ladies, but it gives the ultimate
pleasure to a man. Yes, sex is fabulous for them too, but that creates a mutual pleasure. Sometimes, the guys need some special attention. Now, how do you make it the ultimate pleasure?
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Well, most importantly, NO BITING! I cannot stress that enough. It may seem like common sense, but in the nervousness and heat of the moment, you might forget. You wouldn’t want a guy biting your vagina when he is eating you out, would you? It’s the same thing, but possibly a greater pain for a guy. Another extra tip that will surprise your man is if you suck lightly on the balls. Personal research has con-
firmed this enhances the sexual experience for men. A translation for the ladies: this makes the process go much faster. This fact can be very appealing for us. If you are not comfortable with sucking on the balls, massaging or licking them while giving head suffices as well. It really comes down to whatever you two are comfortable with. Ladies, you must know that you are completely in charge in any sexual experience. Lets be honest, guys are horny all the time and are down for anything you want to give to them. You perform how you want to, and the guys will be grateful for any pleasure you give them. But always remember, use your head, not your hands! Jane Hoe is the TD’s sex columnist and can be reached at email@example.com
Prevent prejudice, promote equality, rights for others As a country we like to think that we have gone a long way in fighting prejudice — however my recent experiences have shown me otherwise. As a kid I was taught that prejudice was something that happened in the United States a long time ago and is now not a problem. Growing up in suburban Kansas I had little reason to believe otherwise. That is until I grew up and realized that there was prejudice going on all around me. Working at Lowes this past summer I came face to
face with prejudice. It was so invisible to me that the first time I came face to face with it shocked me. I was checking a man out, when another man of the Sikh faith walked by. The original man shouted at the Sikh man that he should take his take turban off because he was in “America” now. I was appalled, confused and speechless. I think I set a world record for the fastest check out. Still even in my speediness he got at least ten more comments. After I rushed the man out the door, I realized
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that I should have given him a piece of my mind. I wanted desperately to go back and scream at him that he was in America now and there was room for those kinds of thoughts. After that I began to no-
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tice every sly comment that came from customers and fellow employees. There were comments about Spanish speaking individuals and women in hardware stores. It was an overwhelming world to be introduced to;
suddenly I began to notice the compilation of news stories about the continuance of prejudice towards people of Muslim faith, Hispanic descent and African Americans. Prejudice happens and it happens everywhere, even at Drake. It is something that we all need to be continuously aware of. Do not let it take you by surprise. I agree that as a country we have come a long way against prejudice but it is time to come even farther. We cannot let it shock us into si-
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Scarves a wardrobe staple for fall style Different ways to accessorize any type of outfit with a scarf Emily Sadecki
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Pictured: Senior McKenzie Anderson, graphic design and magazines double major Single Loop: Wrap around you neck once and keep it loose for a nice big loop.
Pictured: Senior Marina Shawd, magazines & graphic design
Double Loop: If you have a long scarf, wrap it around twice and drape some extra material down for two loops.
Pictured: Sophomore Dana Swanson, English and education
Crossover: A simple but cute way to wear any length of scarf.
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Pictured: Libby Hoffman, Lab Technician at Methodist
Pictured: Sophomore Molly Krook, prepharmacy
Who said scarves were just for cold weather? “I wear them in the summer and in the winter, mostly because I think they are cute, and they can dress up even a fleece jacket,” said first-year Haley Janssen.
Senior Caitlin Hawkins wears her grey scarf loosely slung around her neck for warmth. “I like them because they keep you warm. If you are wearing a scarf, you don’t necessarily have to put on a coat, which is nice,” Hawkins said.
First-year Whitney Leming-Salisbury got creative with her cute floral scarf from Target. “I got bored with it so I tied the two ends together and made it into an infinity scarf,” Leming-Salisbury said.
First-year Emily Enquist, rocks the scarf while getting some studying done outside. “They really spruce up an outfit,” Enquist said. With her bright purple, blue and yellow infinity scarf, Emily dresses up a plain white T-shirt.
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Five ‘cringe-worthy’ looks in fall fashion to avoid
Suggestions to avoid mainstream trends, be ‘age-appropriate’ Emily Tozer
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A not-all-inclusive list of cringe-worthy fashion choices: Kitten Heels Women wear heels for many reasons, among them, to elongate their legs and to add height. A kitten heel is a thin heel (not a wedge) with a height of 1.5 inches or less. They’re not more comfortable, they’re not better for your feet and they’re not cute. If you’re worried about being too tall, or don’t want to totter around work or class in stilettos, opt for three-inch heels without a platform; they’re much more flattering. Fringe Vests Unless it’s Halloween, and you are dressed as some variation of a hippie, or you got caught in a bad situation with a suede cutter, there should not be fringe hanging off of your vest. You could have a great outfit on under there, but when it’s topped with fringe, the whole thing looks “costume-y.” Tuxedostyle vests are pretty popular, but they’re not the easiest to wear. If you’re stuck on the vest thing find a longer,
cardigan-style one. They’re universally flattering and perfect for this time of year. Jean Skirts In this case, I need to make a distinction between jean skirts and denim skirts. Jean skirts are what you’re probably picturing while you’re reading. They look like you unfolded the cuffs on your mom’s cutoffs and cut the crotch open. Worstcase scenario: ruffles, pleats or frayed edges are involved. Very few styles of denim skirts are appropriate — the wash is darker, the material is blended and has a bit of stretch, and the cut is A-line or pencil. These are just a tad more casual than your typical office-appropriate skirt. UGG Boots Come November, I know a majority of girls on this campus will be schlepping to and from class with their boot cut jeans sloppily halftucked into their salt-stained sheepskins. I’m sorry to be the one to tell you this, but you may want to invest in a full-length mirror. Leather or faux leather boots in black or cognac are much more versatile and look a hundred times nicer. And if you can’t bear the thought of walking
around all winter without the plush sole, get a pair of slippers and wear them around your dorm — only around your dorm. Logo Tees It seems like the pretty universal middle school uniform to walk around looking like a human billboard. And with ‘Hollister’ splashed across your chest in washedout, sewn on letters, that’s where you appear to belong — same goes for those with cheeky sayings or vague quotes. I know people get pretty set in their ways, and I’m not saying you have to break up with T-shirts for good. In fact, I encourage you to stock up on solid tees in a rainbow of shades. They’re a wardrobe staple, and much more age-appropriate.
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Des Moines has a bevy of vegetarian and gluten-free options, from Fong’s vegan pizza to Tally’s popular gluten-free desert options. For students at Drake University living with the meal plan, it’s not always as easy to stick to their dietary restrictions. Despite the many options that both Hubbell and Quad Creek Café feature some students still have trouble finding suitable meals. For most students the wide array of pizza, pasta, salad and food fresh off the grill is enough, but for firstyear Brady Deprey, finding food in the dining halls is often a struggle. Brady is a vegetarian who can’t eat dairy. Her usual meal comprises of either a salad or a rice and bean burrito. “Most people can just walk in and grab whatever they want, but I always have to read labels and ingredients. Even the vegetarian op-
tions sometimes have dairy in them, so I always have to double-check,” Deprey said. Deprey is not the only one who struggles with the options given. There are many other vegetarians on campus, including sophomore Dana Swanson, who chooses not to eat meat and prefers to stay away from dairy as well. Swanson sometimes has trouble finding a good meal. “There is always something to eat, at times it is aggravating because I don’t always want a salad or what they are offering isn’t appealing,” Swanson said. For those struggling to find suitable meals, Sodexo is always lending a helping hand. Karen Buchholz is the campus dietician and is always willing to help students. Vegetarians can choose from several different options including vegetarian burgers, tofu and beans in the salad section of hummus for the deli area of Hubbell
dining hall. Quad Creek Café features vegetarian burritos as well as grilled vegetable sandwiches. Buchholz also explained that if you are gluten-free, there are plenty of options for you at the Simple Serving Station. Talking to the staff is the best way to insure you’re getting a proper meal. If students are still having trouble Buchholz has a simple solution — “Make an appointment with me.” Buchholz works with students to help them identify appropriate meals for their restrictions. As for Deprey, she has taken things into her own hands. Deprey is on the President’s Council of Student Senate and is working with Sodexo, as well as campus officials, to make the menus more vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free friendly.
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Sports Women’s Tennis
Tennis runs in the family for Eggleston Taylor Soule
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Freshman Jordan Eggleston’s Drake women’s tennis career is barely underway, but she’s already eyeing the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Championship. Eggleston sat down with The Times-Delphic to discuss her MVC aspirations, her pre-match rituals and her family’s tennis tradition.
Times-Delphic: When did you start playing tennis?
Jordan Eggleston: I was about six years old, and I started playing because I used to watch my sister and my brother play. We’ve always been a big tennis family. Our whole family has loved the sport, and when I used to watch my sister, I would get really jealous that she was so good. So, I started
playing and I just ended up loving the sport.
TD: Who was your first coach?
JE: My first coach is still my coach. I’ve been with him for about, like, 12 years. His name is Gordon Zawtun, and he’s the head coach at Palm Valley (High School). He’s my mentor. I look up to him.
TD: What motivates you to continue playing tennis today?
JE: I love how competitive it is. I love being on the court and being able to compete against these top girls and seeing how well I can do.
TD: When did you know that collegiate tennis was something you wanted to pursue?
JE: Actually, after a year after I started, when I was six or seven (years old), I was just like, ‘These girls get all these pretty clothes, they get all the free stuff, they get to travel everywhere,’ so that’s when I really knew. And, in my past high school years, I really wanted to play college tennis because of my sister.
TD: Why did Drake catch your attention? JE: I really liked Drake. It was a big academic school, but it was also a small school, only, 5,000 people. I really wanted a more small-type school than a big school, and they were really good at tennis. The girls were really nice when I came here on a recruiting trip. My favorite color is blue, so I was like, ‘Yeah!’ I was so excited.
TD: Do your brother and sister both play college tennis, too?
JE: My sister and brother both play college tennis. My sister plays at the University of New Mexico, and my brother plays at Colorado Mesa University.
TD: What are your goals this season?
JE: I’m just looking to get better. I’m playing pretty decent right now. I have a really strong doubles partner (junior Klavdija Rebol), which I’m fortunate for. She’s a really talented player, and I really love playing with her. I’m just looking to getting better and practicing and stepping up my game and making it more of competitive season for our team, just helping our team win our conference. Jeremy Leong | staff photographer
FRESHMAN JORDAN EGGLESTON poses with her racket on the outdoor courts at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.
TD: What are strengths as a player?
JE: My highlight is when I play either doubles or sin-
gles, the net is what I love. I love volleys. I have really fast reflexes, so I just love the net.
TD: What are you looking to improve, individually?
JE: Probably my mental game. It’s not as strong as I want it to be, but, like, not thinking about anything while I play or not let anything get in my head. I just need to be focused and just improve on that because that’s my weakest spot.
TD: Who are your favorite professional players?
JE: I don’t have a lot of favorite, favorites, but the ones I do like on the men’s side (are) Roger Federer and (Rafael) Nadal. On the women’s side, I really like the Williams sisters. They’re my favorite.
TD: Do you have any prematch rituals? JE: I usually do the same warm-up every time. I wear something lucky. Actually, before I go out, I have a picture of my best friend who died last year and so every time I go out, I have a picture in my locker, and I touch the picture and then I go off on the court and I do my warmup. I listen to a lot of different songs that get me energized before a game.
TD: What’s the best thing about the Drake women’s tennis team?
JE: I think just being around all the girls. I love the team aspect. I’ve never liked individually playing tennis, but I love being on a team and just being able to hang out with them and watching us improve and winning and we’re going to do really well in our conference this year. I’m really looking forward to it.
FRESHMAN JORDAN EGGLESTON eyes the ball while preparing to serve at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.
TD: What are your expectations for conference this year?
JE: We want to win the title. We’re working really hard. Our doubles is improving. We have a lot of strong doubles teams. Our singles is improving every day, and we’re just looking forward to starting our season in the spring and seeing how we do.
TD: What’s your favorite memory with the team so far?
JE: Probably the last trip we traveled, or the only trip that we traveled. Last weekend, we went to Illinois State University, just the car ride there, the car ride back, the
dinners were fun, cheering on our team. I’m like a mascot/cheerleader for our team because I never stop yelling. Basically, that whole trip was just a blast. I loved every part of it.
TD: What can fans expect from you on the court?
JE: I love having the matches be really interesting. I play really long, hard points, but everybody’s on their feet because they want you to win. I don’t know ... I just love the energy I get from people when they cheer me on. I always do a ‘come on’ if I win the point, and they all scream. I just love being able to share that with people.
Bulldogs face toughest test yet with co-champion in town
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In what will be the most anticipated game of the Pioneer Football League season, the San Diego Toreros will travel to Drake on Saturday to face the Bulldogs in a battle of the top two teams in the conference. Both teams were co-champions of the PFL last season. San Diego (2-2, 1-0) is coming off a resounding victory over Valparaiso, while Drake (3-2, 2-0) comes off a 35-7 win over Campbell to give each team confidence as they prepare to clash at Drake Stadium. For San Diego, last week was nothing more of a tune up game as they rode 37
first-half points to defeat Valparaiso 51-14. Led by redshirt junior quarterback Mason Mills, the Toreros look to prove that the coaches were right in picking them to win the conference this season (Drake was picked second). For the season, Mills has 1,037 passing yards and eight touchdowns, including three last week. Running the ball has not been as kind to the Toreros, as leading rusher, junior Kenn James, picked up 77 percent of his teamleading 140 yards last week against an overmatched Valparaiso. The Toreros are likely to live and die through the air, especially with receivers such as junior Sam Hoekstra and sophomore Brandon White, who have
combined 537 yards and 44 receptions in four games. If the Bulldogs can slow down those receivers while getting pressure on Mills, they will have a great chance at victory. Defensively, San Diego doesn’t blow many assignments, but it also doesn’t make many big plays. The team has only six sacks and five interceptions so far this season. Drake will need to get to the second level to keep the defense at bay and work its way down the field. For the Bulldogs, fifthyear senior quarterback Mike Piatkowski will look to pick apart the San Diego secondary, as he had done to every team he has faced
so far this season to the tune of 1,179 yards and seven touchdowns. Another major advantage that he has is the balance he has found in his receivers. Five players have at least 10 receptions for the Bulldogs, and three with at least 198 yards receiving, led by senior Joey Orlando with 219. Defensively, getting and maintaining pressure has been Drake’s strong suit all season. Senior Brandon Coleman and fifth-year seniors Anthony Gianaras and Tyler Moorehead have all had great starts to the season and are looking to build on that as they try to anchor the Bulldog defense. Also on the alert is the steadily improving secondary. After
replacing three starters from last season, it appears that they have gelled as a unit with junior Derek Temple and sophomores John Bloss and Drew Ormseth joining the ranks. Senior Jake Underwood looks to keep creating turnovers and big plays. Special teams also will be a battle to look out for, as San Diego boasts a returning senior in Ernie Collins as kicker and punter, and he has been a model of consistency, while Drake looks to replace Billy Janssen with mixed results so far. The kicking situation is still in progress as freshman Cam Bohnert and sophomore Spencer Lee battle for the kicking duties, and Bohnert and junior Jeremy Stein battle for punting
How the rest of the PFL is doing:
1. Jacksonville 2. Butler 3. Drake 4. San Diego 5. Marist 6. Morehead St. 7. Davidson 8. Valparaiso 9. Campbell 10. Dayton
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duties. That could be a major storyline in this game as it develops. Kickoff is at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at Drake Stadium.
Drake takes on best and worst in the Missouri Valley Rodney Spears
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The second slate of home games for the Drake volleyball team (1-14, 0-5 MVC) will be played this weekend in the Knapp Center. On Friday, the team will face (6-10, 0-5 MVC) Bradley and on Saturday, it will take on (13-5, 5-0 MVC) UNI. Both games will take place at 7 p.m. Bradley is tied with Drake
for last place in the Missouri Valley Conference standings, while UNI is in first place. Both of these games will be a measuring stick for how Drake stacks up in the MVC. Redshirt junior Sarah Madden says that both games are important regardless of the standings. “I would not say there is a game we are focusing on more,” she said. “We do need to focus on taking care of business during both games to put us in a better position
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to make the MVC tournament.” The game against the Braves will be the team’s third home game in 15 games so far this season. Senior Jadranka Tramosljanin says the Knapp Center is an excellent facility. “The Knapp Center is a wonderful gym. A lot of teams in our conference do not get a chance to play in a nice, big gym like the Knapp Center,” Tramosljanin said. “But, of course, it feels won-
derful to play in front of our Drake, Des Moines crowd, and it feels even better to defend home court.” When in-town rival UNI comes to the Knapp Center on Saturday, the volleyball team will host Spike’s Kids Club Day. Tramosljanin discussed the importance of Spike’s Kids Club Day. “It is really important for all the kids to be a part of the sports. It’s a great opportunity to be influenced in the right direction,” Tra-
mosljanin said. “I remember when I was (a) kid and when I watched older girls competing. It made me want to play volleyball even more.” Offensive players to watch this weekend include sophomore Halli Meyer, who put up 55 assists in two games last weekend, and senior Bentley Mancini, who registered 27 kills in those two games. Defensive players to watch are Tramosljanin and Madden, who had 23 and 34 digs last weekend,
respectively. Tramosljanin is also an offensive threat – she tacked on 22 kills. Following this weekend’s match-ups, the Bulldogs have a three-game road stint. The team will travel to Terre Haute, Ind., to play Indiana Sate next Friday. Then, the team will take on Illinois State in Normal, Ill., the next day. That following Monday, the team will square off against North Dakota State in a non-conference game in Fargo, S.D.
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Bulldogs continue strong Drake chases first MVC win play at ITA Championships Creighton draw motivates Bulldogs Eduardo Tamez Zamarripa
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SENIOR ANIS GHORBEL stretches to hit a volley on Sept. 21 at the Drake Fall Invitational.
>> Tennis, page 2 McKie’s belief was in full force against Virginia’s Richmond, as the Drake captain went on to win in two convincing sets, 6-3, 6-4. McKie was one of 16 players to advance from the pre-qualifying to qualifying draw with his win on Sunday. Drake sophomore Alen Salibasic won only one of his two matches on Sunday, with the victory coming over Sacramento State’s Aliaksandr Malko. After falling 7-6, 4-6, 6-3 to Virginia’s Ryan Shane in the final round of qualifying, Salibasic believed his singles play at the AllAmericans was over. Fortunately for the Bulldog, he was moved through to the qualifying draw as a “Lucky Loser” to face No. 94 in the nation, Danny Kreyman of Wake Forest. Despite keeping the match close throughout, Salibasic lost 7-5, 6-4. McKie picked up right where he left off in his first round match in the qualifying draw though. Despite being faced with the difficult task of going up against San Diego’s Thibaut Visy, who is ranked No. 91 in the nation, McKie performed well from the very first ball. “I came out of the block fast, got an early break and managed to stay on top of him,” McKie said. “He loosened up in the second set and was playing very well but I managed to hold out my serve.” McKie went on to win the match 6-2, 6-4, often relying on the advice he received from a former Drake tennis legend during his freshman year. “I always remember what Maor Zirkin said to me, that “when you are dominating, don’t stop dominating, keep the foot on the pedal,” McKie said. McKie kept that foot on the pedal in his match on
Tuesday morning as well. McKie’s opponent, Jason Tahir of Duke, provided the stiffest test the Bulldog had faced so far this tournament. After winning the first match in the tiebreaker, Tahir responded by winning the second set 7-5. With the senior’s final ITA All-American tournament on the line, McKie refocused and won the match 7-6, 5-7, 6-3. McKie’s opponent in the next round will be Alexis Geugas of VCU, ranked No. 52 in the nation. Joining McKie in the winner’s bracket of the qualifying draw was senior Anis Ghorbel and junior Robin Goodman, who both received automatic entry into the draw without having to play pre-qualifying. Goodman’s first round match was against Michigan’s Alex Petrone, who received a two seed in the qualifying draw due to his national ranking of No. 51. Petrone, who was an All-Big Ten performer last season for the Wolverines, entered the match as the clear favorite, but the unranked Goodman saw it differently. Goodman played superb tennis throughout the entire match, giving Petrone no time to recover and work his way into the match. The Drake junior went on to win the match in dominating fashion with a 6-2, 6-2 scoreline. “I thought I played well today, stayed patient with the backhand slice and waiting to use my forehand to dictate points,” Goodman said. “As soon as I realized his backhand was better, I tried to go crosscourt on my forehand as much as possible.” Goodman credited his win not only to his strokes, but his mental strength as well. “I stayed mentally strong throughout, making sure
I didn’t give away my lead with any cheap points,” he said. Goodman was also onpoint in his second round match Tuesday morning, where he faced John Warden of the Oklahoma Sooners. Winning once again in straight sets, Goodman advanced to the third round with a 6-2, 6-3 win. In Wednesday’s third round, Goodman will face off against Wake Forest’s Kreyman, who beat Salibasic to advance in the draw. Ghorbel’s route to the second round wasn’t as easy as Goodman’s, as the Drake senior went up against Ryan Shane of Virginia, the same player who knocked Salibasic out in the final round of pre-qualifying. The match proved to be the tightest one for any of the Bulldog players yet, as two of the sets were decided in close tiebreakers. Ghorbel started off the match strongly, as he took the first set tiebreaker 9-7. The momentum completely shifted in the second set, as Shane dominated to even the match with a 6-1 set. The third and final set played out much like the first, as the match was decided by a tiebreaker. Ghorbel managed to get only one mini-break on Shane’s serve, but that was all it took for him to reach 7-5 and win the match. “We both fought very hard because we both wanted it really bad,” Ghorbel said. “I think my experience was the key in this match because there was very little difference during the important points.” Ghorbel’s opponent in the second round is freshman Chris Diaz of Ohio State. The Times-Delphic will have further coverage of the ITA All-American Championships in the next issue, where three Bulldogs will be vying for a spot in the main draw.
Crew claims two victories on Saturday Drake crew claimed two victories at Saturday’s Head of the Des Moines Regatta held on the Des Moines River. Saturday’s season opener marked the first for the Bulldogs’ 15 freshmen. Drake head coach Charlie DiSilvestro praised the young Bulldogs’ performance. “We had some really good results today, especially from our freshmen,” DiS-
ilvestro said in a Drake athletics press release. “Many times, this race serves as the first rowing competition for many of the freshmen who didn’t row competitively until they came to Drake. Today was perfect weather and water conditions, and we had a good turnout to watch us, and I’m happy how things went. We will use this going forward to next week’s regatta.” In collegiate doubles ac-
tion, senior captain Andrea Piekarczyk and sophomore Brianna Leinon clocked 22:41.48 for first place. In club novice fours competition, sophomore Jacque Nowers (coxswain) and freshmen Katie Serbin, Alex Lueck, Stephanie Boylan and Leah Robison won in a time of 21:45.40. The Bulldogs are back in action at the Head of the Mississippi Regatta on Oct. 7 in St. Paul, Minn.
Coming Up at Drake OCT. 5 Volleyball vs. Bradley 7 p.m.
OCT. 6 Football vs. San Diego 12:30 p.m.
OCT. 6 Men’s Soccer vs. Central Arkansas 7 p.m.
OCT. 6 Volleyball vs. UNI 7 p.m.
The Bulldogs (1-7-3, 0-01 in the MVC) will wrapup their three-game home stand this Saturday when they take on Central Arkansas (6-4, 0-0) at Cownie Soccer Complex at 7 p.m. Drake will be looking to earn its first conference win of the season. Last Saturday, the Bulldogs garnered a hard-fought 0-0 double overtime tie against No. 24 Creighton to open up their Missouri Valley Conference season. This will be the fifth time Drake faces off against Central Arkansas with the alltime series tied at 2-2. The Bulldogs went 1-1 against the Bears last season. Drake fell to Central Arkansas 2-1 on the road late in the season, before routing the Bears 3-0 in the opening round of the State Farm MVC Quarterfinals. However, the Bears are off to a much stronger start this season. After finishing with a 2-12-4 overall record
in 2011, Central Arkansas’ six wins have already exceeded last year’s win total. Not only that, but the Bulldogs and the Bears fared similarly against the two matching teams on their schedule so far: Saint Louis and Loyola. Drake lost to Saint Louis 1-0 and defeated Loyola 3-1. Meanwhile, the Bears lost 3-0 to Saint Louis and defeated Loyola 2-1. The Bulldogs are hoping the momentum garnered from their match against Creighton will carry over into Saturday’s match. Drake has not won since Aug. 31 and, last Saturday, saw its back line hold the Bluejays scoreless for 110 minutes. The Bulldogs started three freshmen on defense. Following the match against Creighton, junior Addison Eck commented on what the Bulldogs needed going forward. “We just gotta play like we did today (Sept. 29) and finish our chances. We didn’t finish our chances today (Sept. 29), but I thought we played our hearts out,” Eck
said. Not only did the Bulldogs face a tough non-conference schedule to start the season, they also have a few more non-conference games packed into their remaining schedule. Head coach Sean Holmes said after the Creighton that the key for the Bulldogs in the upcoming games would be: “To sort of reproduce that sort of level of commitment. The hard thing is we have three non-conference games scheduled into our final six conference games. “ Following their game against Central Arkansas, the Bulldogs will hit the road to take on the University of Missouri-Kansas City on Tuesday, Oct. 9. After that, Drake will return home for the Third Annual Ralph Gross Alumni Classic to take on Illinois at Chicago (UIC) on Oct. 13 in its last non-conference game of the season. On Wednesday, the Bulldogs took on Western Illinois. Results on that match can be found in the next edition of The Times-Delphic.
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REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE FORWARD BRIAN GRAND (7) barely misses wide on a shot against No. 24 Creighton at Cownie Soccer Complex on Saturday. The game ended in a 0-0 draw.
Introducing Morgan Reid You’ve probably seen her face on posters in local restaurants, walking throughout campus or running ball in the Knapp Center. Her muscles are one of her finest qualities. Did you guess the 5’11” junior from Kansas City, Miss.? Ding, ding, ding, you got it! Here is your exclusive behind-the-scenes look into Bulldog number 21, junior Morgan Reid. C a r l y Grenfell: What is your favorite part about Drake Women’s Basketball? Morgan Reid: I love my team, and the free stuff is an extra bonus too.
CG: Who is the funniest person on the team, besides you? MR: (Sophomore) Liza Heap. She says the most outrageous things and they always catch me off guard. You’d think I would be used to it after two years, but no. One of the funniest things she does is yell at people through the car window. CG: How has it been coming back from ankle surgery? MR: I have a new perspective on basketball. I get really excited to learn and
play because I guess we all take things for granted when things are going well. I have a new way to view things. It has definitely made me a lot more thankful and grateful for the opportunities I’ve been given.
were all paying close attention. I watched her win, and it was really cool to see. But I do not condone the use of performance enhancers.
CG: If you could describe our fans in one word, what would it be? CG: How much can you MR: Loyal. No matter if bench press? we win or lose, they are alMR: Around 190 pounds. ways supportive. They are great people to be around and hold us to a high standard. We will do whatCarly Grenfell ever it takes to not let Columnist them down.
CG: What are your predictions for this season? MR: I think we are going to surprise a lot of people. So many people have written us off because we no longer have the leadership of Rachael Hackbarth. This new coaching staff has us working really hard, so expect big things.
CG: Who is your favorite professional athlete and why? MR: Growing up, it was Marion Jones. I remember watching the Olympics with my family when I was younger. And with my dad being a track runner, we
CG: I heard you are a good dancer. What is your favorite song to do dance to? MR: “Domino,” by Jessie J. Check the footage from the 2012 Athlete Talent Show. I danced to it before just about every game last season. It got me ready to go. CG: Any last thoughts? MR: We are working hard to give you a good show for the season. Games are quickly approaching, come out and cheer for us! BE BLUE.
Grenfell is a junior public relations and management double major and can be reached at carly.grenfell@ drake.edu
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Homecoming Court 2012
Dominic Johnson Laura Vollmer
Age: 21 Major: pharmacy Hometown: Eden Prairie, Minn. Activities: Assistant Residence Hall Coordinator of Herriott Hall, Phi Delta Chi Pharmacy Fraternity, Dean’s Student Advisory Council Class Representative, American Health Systems Pharmacists, Bulldog Swing Society-Drake University, Student research with faculty, D-PREP Mentorship, Up Til’ Dawn, Mortar Board, DRxUGS, National Residence Hall Honorary, HyVee Pharmacy intern What homecoming means to you: Homecoming, to me, is a time for many individuals to come together and to share Bulldog pride for our school! It is a tradition which others have celebrated for many years. Overall, I feel this week unifies us through various activities in order to celebrate what Drake means to us all! I am honored to represent our student body during this great tradition.
Age: 21 Major: biochemistry, cell and molecular biology Hometown: St. Louis, Miss. Activities: lax, SIFE, CBS, mercy, senate What homecoming means to you: I’m going to run with the cliche response. Until this year, homecoming was my time to enjoy a wide variety of events that offered a refreshing spin to a Drake tradition. However, homecoming has transformed into my first reminder that time at Drake is soon over. A reminder to celebrate what we’ve accomplished over the course of three years, make a few more memories, and most importantly, to cherish the last few weeks of decent weather.
Martina Wolf (not pictured)
Age: 22 Major: environmental policy and law, politics and society Hometown: St. Louis, Miss. Activities: Admissions Fellow, Service-Learning Ambassador, ONE, Greek life. What homecoming means to you: Homecoming means celebrating Drake and everything it offers its students. This is an amazing place to be and we should remember that on a daily basis, but homecoming gives us a chance to really show our school spirit and have some fun!! Plus, who can resist free cotton candy?!
Age: 22 Major: marketing and advertising – account management Hometown: Eden Prairie, Minn. Activities: Member of Alpha Kappa Psi professional fraternity, The TimesDelphic, American Marketing Association, Adams Academy, former Drake Athletics intern, Intramurals, took second place in “Drake’s Got Talent” my sophomore year for my standup comedy routine (let’s not talk about my junior year performance. Yikes.). What Homecoming means to you: At most schools, especially the big state schools, Homecoming is all about rallying behind the football team and getting excited for one of the biggest games of the year. Unfortunately, there isn’t too much rallying behind the football team at Drake, but I see Homecoming Week as a way to try and reverse that trend. (I’d like to give a shout out to the first-year students though, because they came out in huge numbers for Drake’s home opener against Grand View.) I, for one, would love to see more students at Drake football games, so seeing all these people putting in a tremendous effort to make Homecoming Week something special is great. I mean, our football team is the defending Pioneer Football League co-champs and their only two losses have come against teams in the Football Championship Subdivision, which is a league above them. Heck, they stuck right with Montana State until the very end, and that team was nationally ranked in its division!
Age: 21 Major: pharmacy Hometown: Tomah, Wis. Activities: President of Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI), member of APhA-ASP and DRxUGS, Intramurals, assistant varsity wrestling coach at Des Moines North-Hoover, youth wrestling head coach/Program Director for Des Moines North-Hoover, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, American Diabetes Association, and Habitat for Humanity. What homecoming means to you: Homecoming is a time for all students to celebrate and support Drake, and to reinforce the pride we all take in being Bulldogs! Whether it’s by attending the football game, carnival, karaoke, or anything in between, homecoming provides an opportunity for every student to show their school spirit, and have fun doing it!