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Campus Elections

Two continue on in run-off election tonight Sarah Fulton

Staff Writer

The first-year senator election continues as the run-off candidates finish campaigning after the announcements last Wednesday. The run-off candidates are Cole Schwartz, a health sciences pre-med major from Forest City, Iowa; and Mollie Wheeler an international business major from Des Moines. Voting will be open to first-year students until 11:59 p.m. tonight. Results will be announced at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday morning. Times-Delphic: What was your reaction to finding out you were in the runoff? Mollie Wheeler: “I was really excited. They said my name first, so I did not even have to wait. My heart was beating so fast when they were about to announce it, and it was really exciting. It is stressful because I have to campaign all over again, but it is good to get another chance to get more votes and hopefully win.” Cole Schwartz: “I was excited. I had put in a lot of hard work throughout the week. A lot of people told me it would go to a run-off just based on the way the voting


Monday October 08, 2012

Student Senate

Allocation for International Night stirs debate at Senate Alec Hamilton

Staff Writer

Luke Nankivell | photo editor

STUDENTS CLAP FOR COLE SCHWARTZ (center) on Wednesday night as he found out that he and MOLLIE WHEELER (not pictured) were in a run-off election for First-Year Senator. was set up, so that was the goal. Just kind of relief and excitement.” TD: Why did you decide to run? CS: “Initially, my interest before coming to college, student government at my school was not a big deal — all they did was plan dances. Coming to college, I knew I would have a lot more op-

portunity to actually influence for the people I was representing ... Coming here, I just met a lot of really cool people and became really excited at the prospect of representing them. What better excuse to go and meet all of these people than running for elected office? I guess part of (it) was just the perks of getting to know a lot of people, whether or not I won.

At the same time, I feel like I could bring a lot to the table because I am good with communicating with people and getting their ideas across.” MW: “It was kind of a last minute thing. I got the forms the night before they were due. I had gone to the first senate meeting, and it looked really fun. I had already been

>> FIRST-YEAR, page 2

Student Senate was lively and somewhat heated last Thursday as it debated the passing of several motions, including the allocation of money for International Night. The International Student Association appeared before Senate requesting the allocation of $800 to help put on its annual International Night on Nov. 17. The event features ethnic food and performances/shows from around the world. The discussion and debate over the Student Fees Allocation Committee’s allocation of $600 toward the event quickly turned controversial when representatives from ISA revealed they had already received funding in the annual budget from Student Senate in the amount of another $800. Due to a miscommunication between the outgoing and incoming leadership, the original allocation of $800 was in-line with past requests for funding. However, this year ISA wishes to

LIVE BAND KARAOKE helped ring in the end of Homecoming Week at Drake University on Friday. During the event, the Homecoming King and Queen were crowned. Dominic Johnson received the king’s crown, and Laura Vollmer was crowned queen. Students were able to sing with a live band and participate in other activities such as coloring.

decrease ticket prices and, therefore, hopefully increase participation, hence its request of additional one-time funding of $800. Sen. James Ley made a motion at the beginning of discussion to amend the allocation of $600 to the full $800 ISA had requested from SFAC. “I feel like this is one of the few times on campus when you have the opportunity to interact with students from all around the world,” Ley said. “Yes, there were mistakes made, but they wish to increase attendance. I move to amend the motion and give the full $800.” This started debate on the amendment with many senators voicing strong opposition to the amendment on the grounds that senate was going over SFAC’s head and not trusting them to do their jobs. This criticism was met by the assertion that Student Senate has the final say in all motions and can amend resolutions as they wish. Ultimately, the amend-

>> SENATE, page 2

Jeremy Leong | staff photographer

Campus Calendar >>> Monday



> J Mase III, Poet, > 7 p.m. > Pomerantz Stage

> Drake Symphony Orchestra Concert > 7:30 p.m. > Sheslow

> Lecture — Life After Drake > 7 p.m. > Sussman Theatre

> Drag Show > 9 p.m. > Pomerantz Stage




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News Campus News

Conceal and carry on campus Protecting us or compromising safety? Olivia O’Hea

Staff Writer

Recently, the University of Colorado at Boulder overturned its ban on firearms on campus following a ruling from the State Supreme Court in March. UC Boulder will join the more than 200 colleges and universities nationwide that allow students to carry guns on school property. The New York Times reports that many students, staff and faculty members have spoken out publicly against the policy change, concerned not just for personal safety, but also for campus safety. Given our nation’s history of violence on college campuses, most recently, the Northern Illinois University (2008) and Oikos University (2012) shootings, these fears may not be totally irrational. While Drake University has a strict no-firearms policy, many students still feel passionate about gun control on college or university

Jeremy Leong | staff photographer

LAWS CONCERNING GUNS on campus have been a hot-button issue across the country. Drake has a strict no-firearms policy for its campus, but some students say they would feel safer in some situations if they could have guns on campus, other are wary about it based on high-risk behaviors. grounds. “While I feel the right to bear arms is protected by the second amendment, I also feel it is the right of every student to live and learn in a safe environment without weapons,” said first-year Jordan Toschak. First-year Parker Stinski defended her pro-gun position as a matter of personal safety. “I come from a conservative family, and I hunt. If someone did pull their weapon out, they

should be able to justify it,” Stinski said. She also pointed out that a select few students would carry a gun anyway, given the restrictions on firearm ownership in Iowa. To own and carry a gun, Iowans must be 21 years of age, acquire a permit to purchase and own weapons and complete a gun safety-training course. First-year Logan Potter agreed that weaponry on campus, in responsible hands, could help with per-

sonal safety. “I would feel more safe, because then I could protect myself if I go to KFC,” he said, referencing the recent robbery on 32nd Street and Forest Avenue. While some argued that guns would make campus safer, many felt extenuating factors, like alcohol, combined with guns, would threaten campus safety. Students and professors felt that possession of guns could become a major problem at events like par-

ties and worried what would happen when things got too rowdy or out of control. “It could be a concern with alcohol and poor judgment,” said first-year Brittany Fortunato. Her sentiments were echoed by first-year Emily Sadecki. “With Drake Security we don’t need weaponry. Keep guns in the hands of the protectors,” Sadecki said. “I would feel much more comfortable if students didn’t have weapons,” Jo-

seph Mello, a visiting professor of law, politics and society said. “There are better people to deal with that (guns).” This appears to be another common theme in the debate — with the majority of students agreeing that Drake Security created a safe campus without a need for additional guns. Drake Security could not be reached for comment on the matter.

People who make the event happen and liven it. ISA is one of the few organizations on campus working directly in line with our mission statement.” Unlike the amendment to the resolution, the original allocation of $600 was passed with Schoenblatt and Sen. Ethan Gascho voting nay. Three other resolutions were passed by Student Senate. The first was to recognize FACE AIDS as a new organization on Drake’s campus. FACE AIDS is a group that focuses upon fighting global poverty and more specifically HIV/AIDS, and whose main activity is fundraising. Last week, representatives from the group Mission of ONE were allocated money to go to a conference focusing on fundraising, recruitment, etc. The national organization of FACE AIDS was one of the organizations to help put on this conference and are partnering with the Mission of ONE on a national level. Members of Mission of ONE are responsible for the creation of FACE AIDS here at Drake University and are encouraged by the increased interest on campus in global health. Senior Katie Bell, a

co-president of ONE, explained the relationship between the two groups this way: “FACE AIDS is similar to ONE in that it is social justice oriented in fighting global poverty and disease, but while ONE is more advocacy based, FACE AIDS is focused upon HIV/AIDS in particular and its main activity is fundraising,” Bell said. “It would be better and more effective for FACE AIDS to be its own organization than to just be a part of ONE.” Bell said that while many members of ONE will likely be members of FACE AIDS, there would no doubt be students who are members of one who are not part of the other. She also informed Senate that both organizations will occasionally share meetings and that either her or her co-president will become president of FACE AIDS in order to help get it started, with entirely separate elections for both organizations next year. Approval was passed by acclimation. The Drake University Dance Team was unanimously allocated $466 to compete in the Iowa State Dance Competition coming up at the Wells Fargo Arena. This amount will cover the

registration costs to compete in the Pom and Jazz divisions, as well as a general music fee. The team is made up of 16 members, all of whom compete on the Pom team, while 12 compete on the Jazz team. Student Senate appointments to Faculty Senate committees were also passed by acclimation. During senator reports, Sen. Stephen Slade reported that there will be a plus-minus grading town hall meeting next week with Faculty Senate in room 201 of Cowles Library, also known as the “fish bowl.” The meeting will be from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 10 and the venue will not be changed to hold more

people. It will be open to the entire student body, and the meeting will be a discussionforum only. For more information about plus-minus grading, visit this link: http:// plusminus. Sen. Joey Gale reported that the Office of Information Technology (OIT) has decided to begin replacing old or overused projectors around campus. With the new bandwidth expansion, Drake is currently operating at 80 percent capacity with enough of a cushion for an increase in usage. Lastly, Gale reported that the Blackboard 9 transition is on schedule and that

all teachers should be trained in its use by the transition date, but they will not be forced to make the switch to Blackboard 9 until the end of the school year. Sen. Salwa Janjua reported that she met with the Dannie Crozier, the general manager of Sodexo at Drake, who said he would cut down costs on Sodexo catering for student organizations if there is no service-charge in the price. Also, more Hillel and vegetarian options will be available. Student Senate will be serving dinner to the student body at Hubbell Dining Hall from 4:30-7 p.m. on Oct. 24.

>> FIRST-YEAR, page 1

are wearing Drake clothing that you get scanned and get points, you get rewarded just for dressing in Drake clothing and representing your school ... I want to have to more incentives and get the word out to the community more, too. Growing up here, I do not think I ever went to a Drake game and my dad went to Drake. I really want to get the Des Moines community more involved and behind our teams. ” CS: “As far as a goal that directly affects the first-years, I would really like to look at printing in the residence halls, because I know Student Senate has money this year for making improvements. If that got enough support that is something I would really like to see happen, in terms of being the voice of the students. That is something I have heard a lot since I have come to campus as something people (would be) interested in. That would be the first order of business.”

my chances are good.” MW: “In the first election, he (Schwartz) had 36 percent and I had 28 and that was a little threatening at first. I was like “Oh, that is intimidating,” but my campaign manager calculated it, and said it was only 30 votes. So, it is not that big of a difference ... I want to get to people who did not vote the first time, who did not know about the candidates, who did not know about the election ... I know I want to get to people who voted the first time ... I am confident about it, but not over-confident.”

Plus-Minus grading town hall set for Wednesday >> SENATE, page 1

ment to allocate the full $800 was defeated with an overwhelming amount of “nay” votes. Debate on the allocation of the original $600 to ISA was just as spirited. One aspect of International Night that raised red flags in the minds of some senators is that approximately a quarter of the tickets given out are free tickets for the performers, workers, advisors and select faculty. Sen. Josh Schoenblatt opposed the allocation of any money at all based on this fact, stating that by cutting down the amount of free tickets given out, ISA can save money that can help go towards costs and not have to come back for more funding. Sen. Napolean Douglas fully supported the allocation of funds, citing ISA’s and International Night’s past record. “I think this would be a completely different case if this was an event that wasn’t a success in the past. This (the budget oversight) was a simple mistake, obviously,” Douglas said. “The non-payers, they are the advisors, people helping the committees and people who are responsible the success of the project.

Candidates talk platforms

really fun. I had already been on a committee, so I thought it would definitely be something I would be interested in. I really want to make a difference on campus, and this would be a really easy way to get involved and get started right away.” TD: What is the first thing

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TD: Honestly, what do you think your chances are? CS: “I think my chances are good. I have been trying to get my name out and meeting a lot of people. I do not know if I am one to do the door-todoor campaigning, but I have been meeting as many people as I can, because it has been a good opportunity to meet my classmates. I like to believe

TD: If you could tell all of your classmates one thing, what would you tell them? MW: “Not only would I remind them to look at my platform and to look at the plans I have, but also if anyone has a problem, a question or something they want to change on campus I am really open to hear about anything. I will do a really good job of taking that where it needs to go and seeing that something gets done about it.” CS: “I would love to be your friend, but I mean business as well. I would love to get the chance to meet anyone who would want to meet me, but the reason I am joining Student Senate is not just to meet people. I really do think I could make good decisions for our class.”



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Opinions&Editorials Column

iPhone 5 lacks Apple’s typical high quality The latest product contains glitches, glares, inaccuracies Within two days of the iPhone 5 being released, Apple sold more than 5 million iPhones. Sounds like a success story, right? Not exactly. The iPhone 5 has had the most glitches and WiFi problems since the third generation of iPhones. The description on the Apple website about the iPhone 5 says, “The iPhone 5 is made with a level of precision you’d expect from a finely crafted watch — not a smartphone.” Thinking of this, it’s easy to say that Apple focused more on the appearance of the phone than

ography has changed — according to the iPhone 5 maps application. The iOS 6 upgrade with the new maps application has “destroyed” streets and made them jagged and in the shape of mountains with buildings in the middle of freeways. Tim Cook made a rare public apology for the maps’ faulty directions and geography. Cook says the Apple team is working on fixing the glitches within the next month. Let’s hope no one is taking a road trip soon. However, this is only where the problems begin.

Raquel Rivera Columnist Jeremy Leong | staff photographer

With glitches ranging from purple glares on photos, inaccurate directions from their maps application, the IPHONE 5 has some glitches not previously seen in Apple products. the technical side. Maybe the creators of the iPhone 5 and CEO Tim Cook need a reminder that it’s what’s on the inside that counts, not the outside. Though the new iPhone is sleek, lightweight, has a four-inch retina display and a powerful A6 chip, that doesn’t quite make up for the Mississippi River being located on the equator. That’s right, folks, the world’s ge-


A growing number of people are complaining about the purple glow being seen in their pictures. Apple confirmed that the consumers aren’t crazy, what a relief that we aren’t all turning purple. Apple responded via email to Gizmodo, “We recommend that you angle the camera away from the bright light source when taking pictures. The purple flare in the image provided

is considered normal behavior for iPhone 5’s camera.” To me, this sounds like they are trying to blame the phone, as if they didn’t create it. The iPhone 4 and 4S never had this problem. Get your apples together, Apple! There is no simple solution to the problems the upgrade and the iPhone 5 are having, but I think some free applications would ease the pain of not being able

to ask Siri any question our heart desires. She too is having problems, so we should probably hold off on asking questions we really need the answer to, like where is the nearest place you can replace your iPhone 5 with a new Android. Apple’s well-known core values are design and innovation, ease and simplicity and quality. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am a Mac lover

Syrian conflict needs assistance

U.S. involvement imperative to Syrian civil war Since early 2011, almost 21,000 people, mostly civilians, have died in the wake of the current crisis in Syria. Adding to that bleak statistic, tens of thousands of others have been arrested and an estimated 1.2 million Syrians have been displaced domestically according to the NY Times. This struggle has been in the headlines since the brutal crackdowns by the Assad regime began well over a year ago. Cities are shelled, villages destroyed and any sense of security is fleeting. We know there is a serious problem that is only intensifying every day as the resistance movement constantly battles the regime’s military. The world community knows, the United States knows, yet no effect approaches have been taken to cease the civil war. The

Obama administration has spoken out several times about removing Bashar alAssad from his dictatorship and has tried to push for diplomacy through the UN and Arab League. The UN has condemned his leader-

has withered down to a fruitless one. So, the question is raised, why don’t the powers of the world use military intervention to topple Assad? The fear of a wider conflict spawning out of military action is the primary reason. A

Matt Roth Columnist

ship, and the Arab League revoked the membership of Syria. Both attempted to isolate and weaken Assad’s power he acquired by force and fear according to the NY Times. The idea of solely diplomacy solving this struggle

major factor contributing to the inability of the UN to be effective against the regime is that China and Russia continue to veto resolutions that would otherwise weaken Assad. This element, among many other interests in Syria by other nations, such as

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Iran and Israel, make this crisis a carefully calculated game of influence. The United States has balked at serious efforts to curb the regime, but if the exponential civil unrest is to be stopped, the U.S. must take a firmer stance on protecting the freedom of Syria’s people. Military action should not be the go-to answer, but bold and passionate leadership by the U.S. with other world powers is required to quell the regime and instill democracy in a nation tearing itself apart.

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and have been since my butt was in diapers, but the upgrade and the iPhone 5 have done me, along with many others, wrong. The ease and simplicity is nowhere to be found along with quality, but if one is simply seeking a stellar outside design and a four-inch screen to watch movies on and that’s it, the iPhone 5 is just what you need. But don’t forget the charger you’ve been using

for years won’t work for this gem, so expect more money out of your pocket for more inconvenience.

Rivera is a sophomore magazines major and can be reached at raquel.rivera@

Letter to the Editor I will always respect The Times-Delphic as an outlet for students to express their opinions, but I will not respect poorly written, demeaning, sexist and disgusting articles like the “Use your ‘head,’ not your hands when pleasuring” column printed in last Thursday’s paper. Though the article warns, “Some girls aren’t interested in going all the way, and guys, you are just going to have to respect that,” it is depressing to me that it is only addressed to women, explains why “we girls have to” give head in order to give ultimate pleasure to a man, and constantly flips between telling women they have control, yet continues to assume that the women will perform for their men. The fact that the pen name given to this author is “Jane Hoe” is even more insult-

ing and in poor taste. I could continue to rip through the article and pinpoint each and every demeaning comment, gross generalization and questionable advice fact, but if The Times-Delphic didn’t care enough to let this article be printed, you won’t care enough to read that list. I have always felt that Drake University was a place that fought for social justice and equality. Apparently our campus newspaper isn’t quite up to speed. The next time you feel the need for Jane Hoe to conduct “personal research” for our sex lives, please have her keep it to herself — I frankly don’t have the time or brain space to read crude, sexist garbage. Mary Honeyman, senior mary.honeyman@drake. edu

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Features Around Campus

Awareness groups at Drake promote issues Activist clubs utilize sidewalks to draw students’ attention Katie Ericson

Staff Writer

students and staff,” said Rush. SAGE has often received critical comments about its programs, but has not wavered in its mission to educate Drake students. The Drake University

From sidewalk chalk to posters to shoes, Drake’s awareness groups have been making themselves known all across campus. Rarely can a student walk to class without seeing one of their advertisements, be it posted on the wall, walk or window. While they have had mixed reactions from students, the members of these groups still consider their efforts worthwhile. Junior Kylie Rush is a member of both SAGE and the Drake University Voice of Choice. The first acronym stands for Student Activists — Kylie Rush, President ofVoice of Choice for Gender Equality. The group is dedicated to raising sexual assault awareness and positive body image across Drake’s campus. Known for their annual Vagina MonoVoice of Choice is a renewed logues and chalk messages, group to campus. It had SAGE has been running for been at Drake previously several years. but has not been active re“We have had quite a bit cently. Rush and senior Cate of backlash for our programs O’Donnell believed that in the past such as the sexual this was the right time and assault chalkings last week, brought the group back to but we have also received Drake’s campus. positive feedback from both As president, Rush de-

“We have had quite a bit of backlash for our programs in the past such as the sexual assault chalkings last week, but we have also received positive feedback from both students and staff.”

scribed the group’s goals: “We’ve resurrected this group to promote reproductive rights and healthy sexual activity across campus.” Their aim is slightly similar to SAGE, but Rush still believes in the group’s importance. While they have not had an event yet, the group is currently planning one named Cupcakes and Condoms. If students can answer sex trivia questions correctly they can earn free cupcakes and condoms. A date has not yet been set for the event, though the group is currently working on it. These groups have had many mixed reactions throughout the years but have rarely faltered in their goal of awareness. The dictionary defines awareness as having knowledge, cognizant, or being informed of current developments. Though the groups’ campaigns evoke various responses from students, their effect is undeniable. For even though students may not think of the signs and scrawls in a positive manner, they are still thinking about them.

Jeremy Leong | staff photographer






A SIGN (top) reads off domestic violence facts and opportunities for students to get involved. SHOES LINE (bottom two) the sidewalk to raise awareness to violence.



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PageFive State Politics

Drake law grad running for House office Hannah Armentrout

Staff Writer

politics. “I know what it’s like to work on behalf of others. It’s very important to me that children and families are well represented up at the state house,” Clark said. In her time at Drake, she interned with the General Counsel for Childserve, clerked at the Tucker Law

As you sit in your classes, talking with your peers, have you ever imagined that one of them could someday represent your interests in politics? One Drake University graduate is campaigning to do just that. Kelsey Clark graduated in 2007 as a law, politics and society major. Before attending Drake “I have the energy University Law School and enthusiasm, and in 2009, she began I can look out for the working for Childserve in Johnston. She interests of young was an active member people. We need to of Drake Law Democrats and served as a have fresh faces and Student Ambassador fresh ideas.” at the university. As a Drake student, Clark — Kelsey Clark, Congressional hopeful learned the value of hard work and compassion. For some students, Clark’s Drake background is significant. “I think I would be more Firm, worked as a legal relikely to vote for someone search assistant, served as a who graduated from Drake, student attorney in Drake’s because I would think her Legal Clinic and the Elder priorities would be similar Law Clinic and interned for going to a school like this,” two sessions at the Iowa said Erika Swoboda, a first- Capitol. Clark enjoys spending year biology major. time outdoors, with friends Clark continues her work and family, and with her pug, at Childserve today, helping children and adults with dis- Milo. She has lived in House abilities. This experience has District 39 her whole life. impacted her perspective on She and both of her brothers

Students Speak

graduated from high school in Dallas Center-Grimes, and her younger sister attends school there now. Both of her parents are small business owners, and her mother also runs the drama department at the high school. Most of her extended family also lives in the area. “That’s a reason it’s especially important for me to be a good representative for families in the district, because my whole family lives here,” Clark said. Now, Clark is running as a Democrat for the Iowa Statehouse against Republican Jake Highfill. She has been knocking on doors as a key part of her campaign. Clark has also been sitting down with community members to understand their perspectives and concerns. She is hosting a large event on Oct. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. to encourage members of the community to meet her and her family. There will be an outdoor concert and street party on Main Street in Grimes, with local band Brother Trucker, a folksy rock band, performing. The shops on Main Street will be open for business during the event. To Clark, the most impor-

tant issue for this election is the need to create and keep jobs in Iowa. She plans to support small businesses and create an environment where young people can find jobs. She is also a firm believer in cooperation between the parties. “When I was interning, I saw legislators that refused to work with each other. We’ve got to be able to roll up our sleeves and get down to business,” Clark said. “Nothing can get done unless we’re willing to work with each other.” Clark is relatively young for a statehouse candidate. She will be turning 28 years old in November, which is significantly younger than the national average age for statehouse legislators, which is 56. “I believe my age absolutely helps me. I have insight into what young people and young professionals are facing in this age,” Clark said. “I have the energy and enthusiasm, and I can look out for the interests of young people. We need to have fresh faces and fresh ideas.” Some Drake students are more cautious when it comes to younger candidates. “Her age makes me more wary of her qualifications. Obviously, my vote would depend on the issues I cared about and her stances on

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KELSEY CLARK smiles for the camera. Clark received her undergraduate and law degree form Drake. those, but even if our stances matched, I would still want to make sure she was capable of getting the job done,” said Kathleen Knox, a firstyear environmental science major. “If someone was her age and had not gone to law school, I would be less likely to support that person, but the fact she graduated law school makes a huge difference.” Clark is hopeful moving

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forward in her campaign. “In this election, House District 39 has a chance to elect someone with the experience, education, creativity, courage and compassion that this district deserves to have in a representative,” Clark said. “We need legislators who are interested in hearing from the people in their communities.”

Compiled by Haley Austin Staff Writer

Steph Wiens, sophomore

Madeline Meyer, first-year

“I like Facebook because I like creeping on people.”

“I really like Facebook! I like that you can see people’s pictures and you can successfully creep on them without them knowing.”

Becky Copoulos, sophomore

Danuta Skiba, first-year

“I like Twitter because of the goofy parody accounts, and because people are short and to the point.”

“I like Facebook because I can look at pictures, see other people’s timeline. Its very creepy but I like it.”

Michael Riebel, senior

Drew Harkins, sophomore

“I like Twitter the most because it has been a great tool for being on senate. We can get opinions from students that are short and concise.”

“Facebook because it’s the one I use every day and there is also the convenience factor to it that makes it more appealing.”

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OCT. 08, 2012 | Page 6

Sports Volleyball

Bulldogs outlast Braves for first MVC win Rodney Spears

Staff Writer

The Drake volleyball team (2-15, 1-6 MVC) moved up to ninth in the Missouri Valley Conference this past Friday with a 3-2 victory over Bradley (6-12, 0-7 MVC). The Bulldogs rallied from a 2-1 deficit to win 26-24, 24-26, 22-25, 25-22, 15-10. On Saturday, Drake fell 3-1 to UNI (14-6, 6-1 MVC). The Panthers are second in the MVC. Senior Jadranka Tramosl-

janin registered 12 kills and 25 digs, and sophomore Halli Meyer finished the night with a career high 40 assists to lift the Bulldogs over the Braves. Senior Bentley Mancini also tallied 18 kills, tying her personal best. “I had 29 two weekends ago and that was my high,” Meyer said. “11 more, that’s awesome.” Freshman Cassie Effken took advantage of Meyer’s big night. “I was just happy I was able to contribute to the team,” Effken said. “It really

came down to the passers and setters because they got the ball right to me.” Effken tallied 16 kills and four digs. In the first set against the Braves, the Bulldogs found themselves down 22-24 and needed four straight points to win the set. After a powerful spike by Effken, Drake went on to claim a momentous first set 26-24. The second set saw Drake take an 11-6 lead before Bradley head coach Jenny Maurer called a timeout. After the timeout, Bradley

rallied to come within one point of Drake, but a block by freshman Shelby Daum halted the run. Bradley eventually tied the score at 21, prompting head coach Tony Sunga to use one of his timeouts. Coming out of the timeout, the teams tied at 24 and Bradley went on to claim the set 26-24. With the score even at one, the Bulldogs trailed 17-22 in the third set, and a three-point run spurred Sunga to use one of his timeouts. Bradley came out of the break hot and won the set

25-22. Tied 18-18 in the fourth set, Drake went up 21-19. After Bradley tied the score at 22, Effken put the Bulldogs up by two after two straight spikes and received a standing ovation from the Drake faithful. The Bulldogs went on to win the set 25-22 to tie the score at 2-2. The Bulldogs took advantage of a 6-1 run to claim the decisive fifth set 15-10. Sophomore Amanda Platte had a cross-court spike that covered the width of the Knapp Center floor to put

the Bulldogs up 12-7. By the time the score was 14-8, all fans in attendance were on their feet anticipating victory. Drake took on the Panthers on Saturday and lost a 3-1 decision. The Panthers won the match 28-26, 25-18, 23-25 and 25-19. Top performers in the match were Platte with a career-high 16 kills and redshirt junior Sarah Madden, who recorded a team-high 20 digs.

Taylor Soule | sports editor

FRESHMAN SCARLETT HOWERTER (left) eyes the ball while preparing to serve against Northern Iowa on Saturday at the Knapp Center. FRESHMAN SETTER REBECCA BROWN (center) sets the ball versus in-state rival UNI on Saturday. DRAKE VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS (right) celebrate after winning a point against UNI on Saturday. The Panthers topped the Bulldogs, 3-1.


Men’s Soccer

Turnovers plague Torreros in 38-10 rout

Eduardo Tamez Zamarripa

Drake tops San Diego Mike Wendlandt

Staff Writer

On a cold and windy day, San Diego (2-3, 1-1) had no answer for the Drake Bulldogs (4-2, 3-0), who rolled over their fellow Pioneer Football League co-champion, 38-10 at Drake Stadium. Turnovers were the storyline, as San Diego could get nothing going offensively, giving the ball away to the Drake defense six times. “When you win the turnover battle by six, you’re going to win. There’s no doubt,” said senior Jake Underwood. Led by Underwood’s 11 total tackles, Drake rode a dominant performance by its secondary, intercepting San Diego’s quarterback Mason Mills four times. It all began with junior linebacker Travis Merritt setting the tone for the day midway through the first quarter. Interceptions followed by senior Mike Ratelle, sophomore Brad Duwe and sophomore John Bloss late in the fourth quarter to put an exclamation point in the game. “It was a great performance as a defense, but all

the credit has to go to the defensive line,” Bloss said. Despite being without junior defensive tackle Brett Park, the defensive line faced pressure all day, forcing mistakes by Mills and disrupting the Torrero attack. Offensively, a great combined effort in both the running and passing games led to five touchdowns and freshman Cam Bohnert’s first career field goal. Fifth-year senior Mike Piatkowski threw for three more touchdowns, giving him 11 on the year, and ran for another score to pace the offense. Junior T.J. James enjoyed one of his best days as a Bulldog, scoring once and averaging 7.5 yards per carry. Seniors Nick Rosa and Kevin Marshall had huge days, catching a combined 11 balls for 157 yards and all three of Piatkowski’s touchdowns. Rosa finished with six receptions for 112 yards and two touchdowns to continue his spectacular season. “We’re all thankful for a player like (Piatkowski),” Rosa said. “He is a leader and makes all of us better as a result.” San Diego came into the

game as the popular pick for the conference championship, winning the coaches poll in the pre-season unanimously. The Bulldogs came into the game with a chip on their shoulder pads. “We definitely felt like we had to prove ourselves. To be the best we have to beat the best, and we did that,” said sophomore quarterback Andy Rice. For the Torreros, Mills accumulated 216 yards through the air, but it took him 37 attempts and four interceptions to get there. Kenn James was the leading rusher for San Diego with 98 yards, and Logan Smith finished with 99 yards receiving, but it had no impact as the Torreros couldn’t control the ball. Drake looks to continue its three-game winning streak as it prepares for Valparaiso next week. After the dominant performance, the Bulldogs have to be feeling pretty confident in their chances in the PFL this season. Next week their quest continues on the road as they face struggling Valparaiso. Kickoff is at noon next Saturday.

Defense lifts Drake over MVC rival Central Arkansas Copy Editor eduardo.tamezzamarripa@

The Drake men’s soccer squad (3-7-2, 1-0-1 MVC) registered its second consecutive Missouri Valley Conference shutout, earning its first conference win of the season in a 1-0 victory over Central Arkansas (6-4, 0-1 MVC) at Cownie Soccer Complex on Saturday night. For the second straight game, fifth-year senior Michael Thaden converted on a penalty kick at the 24:17 minute mark to give the Bulldogs all the offense they needed for the night. Thaden has now scored four goals this year. “I’m elated by the way we played tonight. Again, much like Wednesday night, I thought we were better in the first half than in the second half,” said head coach Sean Holmes in a Drake athletics press release. “But to go two games in the conference now and to have given up no goals after the number of goals we bled in the games leading up to it, I’m really, really proud of our guys.” Drake relied on seven saves from redshirt junior Rich Gallagher to earn its

third consecutive match without a loss. Holmes described Gallagher’s performance as “absolutely terrific” as the Bulldogs concluded their three-game homestand. In the first half, Drake outshot the Bears 7-6 and went into the break with a 1-0 lead thanks to Thaden’s penalty kick. Still, Holmes thought the scoreboard did not reflect how well the Bulldogs played in the first half. “I thought, much like Wednesday night’s game, to have that much possession and created that many chances, and still have gotten no goals in the run of play, is a little bit frustrating,” Holmes said. “Not a major problem, but the fact that we are creating opportunities is a very good thing.” In the second half, the Bears outshot Drake by an identical 7-6, but were not able to find the tying goal. Both teams registered 13 shots. Thaden and junior Nick Marshall paced the Bulldogs with three shots each. On Wednesday, the Bulldogs relied on a pair of firsthalf goals to squeak past Western Illinois, 2-1. Junior Addison Eck com-

bined on a give-and-go with Thaden to open up the scoreboard at the 31:14 mark. Ten minutes later, Thaden converted a penalty kick to give Drake a decisive 2-0 lead. Western Illinois cut the distance at the 58:24 mark, thanks to a goal by Charlie Bales. After that, the Leathernecks came close to tying the game up, but the Bulldogs hung on to register their second non-conference game of the year. Drake outshot Western Illinois 14-10, led by Thaden’s four shots. Gallagher recorded three saves for the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs will return to action on Tuesday when they hit the road to take on the University of MissouriKansas City at 9 p.m. On Saturday, the Bulldogs will take on UIC (Illinois at Chicago) at 7 p.m. in the third annual Ralph Gross Alumni Classic at Cownie Soccer Complex. The game marks the fourth annual “Greenest Game on Grass” match. The Bulldogs will sport green uniforms that will be auctioned off during the game. The first 200 fans in attendance will receive a “Drake Soccer Goes Green” T-shirt.

How the rest of the PFL is doing: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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Michael Sage | staff photographer

DRAKE SOCCER PLAYERS defend against Creighton on Sept. 29 at Cownie Soccer Complex.




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PageSeven Women’s Basketball

Men’s Tennis

Taylor Soule

shy of main draw

Baranczyk overhauls program Bulldogs finish one win Sports Editor

Excitement radiated from the Knapp Center on Thursday afternoon, inaugurating another Drake women’s basketball season. Thursday’s press conference, however, cued new excitement thanks to new leadership, new expectations and a new system. Practice begins today for the Bulldogs, marking Drake’s first go at a new system under first-time head coach Jennie Baranczyk. Besides Baranczyk, new assistant coaches Courtney Graham and David Lane join the Bulldogs’ 2012-13 leadership. Drake’s leadership changes promise fast-paced play. “Right now, we’re all really excited,” said sophomore guard Kyndal Clark. “We obviously start our official practice on Monday (Oct. 8). We’re excited to get on the court with the new coaches, officially, for three hours, where we can actually get in depth with what we’re doing. We’re all excited about the up-tempo game.” The Bulldogs’ new tempo contrasts last season’s tempo, which slowed play to suit Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year Rachael Hackbarth. “I think we’ll really fit in well with that style of game this year just because we have a lot of guards as compared to last year,” Clark said. “We had Rachael (Hackbarth), so we just wanted to stop and slow it down and let her go one-on-one.” Clark averaged 9.8 points per game last season, ranking second behind Hackbarth. Hackbarth’s departure boosts Drake’s expectations for Clark. “This year, people will know to look for me,” Clark said. “I’m not just a freshman anymore. They know I’m here. They know what I can do, so it’s going to be harder to create shots, but I’m looking forward to the challenge and know that my team will be looking for me to score.” Baranczyk has high hopes for the Bulldogs’ deep sophomore class, which includes Clark, redshirt sophomore Carly Grenfell, Liza Heap and forwards Symone Daniels and Cara Lutes. “It’s an amazing thing when your sophomore class is the class that has probably more experience than any other class as a whole,” Baranczyk said. “So, what’s fun about that is, in the next couple years, you’re going to be really good and really

Dominic Johnson

Staff Writer

Taylor Soule | sports editor

DRAKE HEAD COACH JENNIE BARANCZYK answers questions at women’s basketball media day on Thursday. experienced. But, the other fun part about that is, right now, we don’t know any better, and right now in the here and now, we’re going to have to be really good with young players.” A new system means a new playbook for every Bulldog, regardless of experience. “They’re all freshmen with our new system,” Baranczyk said. “It’s a new offensive system. It’s a new defensive system. But it’s a really fun system.” With a speedy style of play in mind, three goals guide the Bulldogs. “The three things we will not compromise on are the three things I said when I got hired,” Baranczyk said. “It’s going to be an up-tempo style of play. It’s going to be rebounding. It’s going to be communication.” Before the young Bulldogs master their new playbook, though, boosting their confidence tops Baranczyk’s to-do list. Drake’s 2012-13 roster features four freshmen in guards Dilonna Johnson and Alexis Eckles, forward Ashley Bartow and center Emma Donahue. Junior guard Mary Pat Specht also joins Drake after playing two seasons at Johnson County Community College in Kansas. “Some of the ‘growing pains’ are more of taking opportunities and taking risks,” Baranczyk said. “That’s something that with our players, that’s what they need to do. They need to take a risk. They’re not going

to make every shot. No team does. That has been the biggest thing for us is to build confidence.” Baranczyk echoed her young players’ uncertainty on Thursday. “The biggest goal for us is to achieve our potential,” Baranczyk said. “Do I know what that potential is right now? I have an idea, but I’m not certain.” Despite all the 2012-13 changes, Baranczyk and the Bulldogs have high expectations. “I know our expectations are going to be higher than anyone else’s,” Baranczyk said. “We put high expectations on ourselves.” Until Drake opens against Quincy on Nov. 2, Lutes looks to move forward with every practice. “We’re really forward looking,” Lutes said. “We’re not looking back, but we’re really positive about what the season is to hold. We’re working hard. We’re improving a lot. We want to play a high-paced game, so we’re excited to make that adjustment and start the games rolling.” With a high-paced system, high expectations and high excitement, the 201213 Bulldogs look to surprise the MVC faithful. “I can bet we can make an impact in the Missouri Valley (Conference) this season,” Lutes said.

The Drake men’s tennis team had its run at the ITA All-American Championships come to an end last Tuesday and Wednesday, as the Bulldogs came within one match of the main draw on three occasions. Senior Anis Ghorbel saw his run at the All-Americans end on Tuesday afternoon in a hotly contested match against Ohio State’s redshirt freshman Chris Diaz. Unlike Ghorbel’s last match, it was Diaz who would start off the match quickly and take the first set 6-4, but Drake’s top player wasn’t ready to go down without a fight. Ghorbel would even the score at one set apiece after notching a 6-2 set victory. Unfortunately for Ghorbel, his singles tournament came to a close as he lost the third set 6-3. “To be honest, I felt like there is no one player better than us out there, that the level is very similar,” Ghorbel said. “Now I’m even more confident with this team having the ability to beat anyone in the country if each of the guys play their best tennis.” Despite his loss in singles, Ghorbel’s ITA tournament wasn’t over, as doubles play in the qualifying draw began Tuesday evening. Ghorbel teamed up with senior James McKie, and the 59th ranked duo in the nation took on Florida’s Florent Diep and Mike Alford in its first match. The pair would prove the worth of its ranking, as it bested Florida’s duo 8-6. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, their other doubles pairing didn’t see as much success. Junior Robin Goodman and sophomore Alen Salibasic paired up to challenge Virginia Commonwealth University’s Alexis Heugas and Max Wennakos-

ki, the No. 40 doubles team in the nation. Goodman and Salibasic put up a valiant fight, but ended up dropping out of the doubles draw after an 8-4 setback. Wednesday was the final day of qualifying play with both Goodman and McKie one match away from reaching the main draw. McKie was the first up on court of the two, as he faced off against No. 52 Heugas, the same VCU player who had defeated Goodman and Salibasic in doubles the day prior. Heugas’ prowess wasn’t limited to doubles though, as his singles play was arguably stronger. After playing five singles matches and a doubles match in just five days, McKie was unable to make one final push against VCU’s best player. McKie would end his tournament with a 6-3, 6-2 loss, but he was still able to find positives in his performance over the course of the week. “All-Americans this year was the most successful fall tournament of my Drake career, both individually and as a team,” McKie said. Goodman was also having the best All-American Championships of his Drake career, including a win over No. 51 Alex Petrone of Michigan, but he too was unable to win that last match to reach the main draw. Goodman’s final opponent was No. 94 Daniel Kreyman of Wake Forest. Kreyman had dispatched Drake’s Salibasic in the first round of the qualifying draw and had played superb tennis since. It was Goodman who struck first, as he took the first set 6-1. As the second set began, Kreyman began to claw his way back into the match. The two players would force a second set tiebreaker, but it was Kreyman who would prevail in the tiebreaker, 13-11. With the momentum on his side now, Wake Forest’s top player got

an early break of serve and would go on to win the set and the match 6-4. “I feel like I worked and fought really hard,” Goodman said. “I couldn’t quite win my last qualifying match, but I need to take a lot of positives from the week.” Later on in the day, the semifinals of the qualifying doubles draw saw McKie and Ghorbel battle against Grant Taylor and Lance Wilhelm of Air Force. The Drake duo posted an 8-6 victory to advance to the finals of the qualifying draw, but its tournament ended as it lost 8-0 to Harrison Adams and Shane Vinsant of Texas A&M in the finals. Overall, this was one of the most successful fall tournaments for the Bulldogs in the last few years, as multiple players went deep in the qualifying draw and took out ranked players along the way. Goodman believes that the four Drake players who competed in the tournament returned home to Des Moines with more confidence in their games than they had the previous fall. “I thought the All-American tournament was a real success for the team,” Goodman said. “Everyone played really well and gained a lot of confidence over the week.” Despite falling just short of the main draw, the Bulldogs left the ITA All-Americans with the mindset needed to succeed further this fall and into the spring season, where they are hoping to improve upon their national ranking and eventually make waves in the NCAA tournament. “We believed in each other and knew we could keep winning,” McKie said, “and I think it shows after this tournament that we don’t fear anyone.”

Taylor Soule | sports editor

SENIOR ANIS GHORBEL prepares to hit a backhand at the Drake Fall Invitational on Sept. 21. Ghorbel came within one match of the main draw at the ITA All-American Championships.


Competitive Co-Rec volleyball playoffs promise surprises As you dedicated athletes know, this past week marked the beginning of volleyball playoffs. All leagues, except women’s sorority and men’s fraternity, will have wrapped up their first playoff games of the season. Since playoffs have begun, it is time to start talking about our projected winners. One of the most competitive and challenging leagues in volleyball is Competitive Co-Rec. What separates this league from other leagues is the combination of both genders. Many people might underestimate the extra challenge this league faces. Not only do they have the athletic skills that both genders bring to the team, they also have additional rules. If two

boys hit the ball then one girl has to hit the ball before it goes over the net, otherwise it is a violation. The same goes for two girls hitting the ball. That additional rule as well as the challenge of a competitive league makes Competitive Co-Rec a special league to watch. That is why I am choosing my projected winners for volleyball from the competitive league. Co-Rec Competitive Winner: Sets on the Court. Sets on the Court has won every game it has ever played. The team is stacked with club volleyball players and former high school athletes to give it the competitive edge. Not only do the players have the athletic ability, they also have

the height and the strength. These three factors give them the competitive edge they need to win that coveted T-shirt. Every good champion

tion. Sleeper Team: Safe Sets. Sometimes all a team needs is a little extra pressure to find its flow. That certainly seems like the case

Joanie Barry Columnist

team knows that it needs to watch out for the sleepers. Sleepers are the type of team that suddenly sneaks up and rips that championship Tshirt from your hands, which brings us to my next projec-

for Safe Sets. Its regular season consisted of three losses. That is not a statistic many would consider hopeful going into playoffs. However, Safe Sets won its first playoff game against Set it and For-

get it. I would not count this team out for an intramurals Cinderella story comeback. This rule of the week is very important as playoffs get started for soccer and football. Some players may have unfortunately learned this rule the hard way this past week with volleyball playoffs. The rule is: If you are not signed up on IM leagues before playoffs, you cannot play in the game. How can you tell if you are or are not on the team? If you have had to sign the back of the roster because your name has not been printed on the score sheet, then you have to sign up online. Also, you can check online to see if your captain has invited

you. Sign-ups close on most leagues at a certain time. So, if you are one of those people who are not sure of your eligibility put down your Times-Delphic immediately! Go to www.imleagues. com and check to see if you are eligible. If you are not, call your captain and make sure they accept you on their team. After all of that is done, pick up your TD and continue reading because there is some great stuff in here. Good luck in playoffs, and play ball! Barry is a junior radiotelevision and secondary education double major and can be reached at joan.barry@



Third time is the charm 1:40 a.m., Oct. 5 A triple incident of underage consumption, public urination and a possession of a fake ID was reported at Carpenter Residence Hall. The case is closed for judicial review and follow-up with the department of transportation. 10:55 a.m. Sept. 24 Property damage was reported to a bicycle parked outside of Aliber Hall on campus. The damage happened between Sept. 21 at 5 p.m. and Sept. 24 at 9 a.m. The case is closed due to no known investigative leads.

10 a.m., Sept. 25 An incident of hate speech was reported outside of Olmsted Center on a chalkboard. There were no investigative leads, the case was closed.

6:30 p.m., Sept. 25 A computer was reported stolen from Morehouse Hall. The theft occurred between 4:45 p.m. and 6 p.m. that day. The case is open but has been handed over to the Des Moines Police Department.

4:48 p.m., Sept. 26 Two pairs of shoes were stolen from a location on the 2700 block of Forest Avenue. The theft occurred between Sept. 25 12 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. The case is closed due to no investigative leads. 3:05 p.m., Sept. 27 A fight broke out on the 2600 block of Clark Street. The Des Moines Police Department arrived on scene and the juveniles involved fled the scene. The case is closed.

7:20 p.m., Sept. 28 A fake ID card was confiscated from Goodwin-Kirk Residence Hall, and an incident of underage consumption was reported. The case has been closed and referred to the department of transportation.

11:37 p.m., Sept. 28 An incident of underage consumption was reported at Stalnaker Residence Hall. The case is closed for judicial review with the dean of students.

12:05 a.m., Sept. 29 A fake ID was confiscated from Morehouse Hall. The case was closed and referred to the department of transportation. 1:39 a.m., Sept. 29 An incident of underage consumption was reported to security at Stalnaker Residence Hall. Des Moines Police arrived on scene and the non-Drake student was not arrested. The case has been closed.

7:19 p.m., Sept. 29 Security was alerted to an incident of underage consumption at Carpenter Residence Hall. The case is closed and has been referred to the dean of students for review. 12:46 a.m., Sept. 30 Security was called on a report of criminal mischief at Goodwin-Kirk Residence Hall. The case is closed with no investigative leads.

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3:39 a.m., Sept. 30 A fake ID was confiscated and a report of underage consumption was called in from Carpenter Residence Hall. The case is closed for judicial review with the dean of students and the department of transportation. 12:04 p.m., Oct. 2 A key was stolen from Morehouse Residence Hall. The case is closed with no investigative leads. 8:30 p.m., Oct. 2 Security advised an individual for trespassing at the Opperman Law Library.

3:16 p.m., Oct. 4 An incident of disorderly conduct was reported at Jewett Hall. The case is closed for judicial review. 2:21 a.m., Oct. 5 A report of criminal mischief was received from Jewett Residence Hall. The case is closed for judicial review.

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