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Making waves for philanthropy

Bylaws make a comeback

Anchor Splash provides humor, competition

New student organizations recognized by Lauren Ehrler

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Student Senate passed two bylaw amendments last Thursday night that will clarify committee membership and the upcoming First-Year Senator election. Both the Committee Membership Clarification Bylaw Amendment and the Fall Certified Election Rules Amendment passed unanimously. Vice President of Student Life Matt Van Hoeck explained that the committee membership clarification would do two things. “First, it changes the amount of students on each committee to a range of students,” Van Hoeck said. “The second thing the motion does is rearrange the bylaws to make it more clear who is a member of the committees.” Van Hoeck said changing the number of students on each committee would also give Student Senate more flexibility to create the best committees they can. The election rules amendment will allow for First-Year Senator petitions to be available for pick-up one week prior to the campaigning week. First-Year Senator petitions will be available Oct. 17-19. Election Commission co-chairs Jessie Hill and Stephen Larson were also appointed at that time. Last Thursday’s meeting also marked the official beginning for two new campus organizations. The Ping Pong Club and the Ballroom Dancing Club both passed unanimously. The Outdoor Leadership Club also received funding for a kayaking trip in the Ozarks over Fall Break. In senator reports, Grounds and Buildings Liaison Michael Riebel reported that the Lower Olmsted exercise facility is scheduled to be open to students on Jan. 18. Education Senator Carly Hamilton and Arts and Sciences Senator Kayleigh Koester announced that their respective schools would each be forming student advisory boards. Koester ended the meeting by leading a lengthy discussion on JTerm residence life issues. Koester also made it clear that students taking a J-Term course would not incur any further tuition costs, nor would they be required to complete more credits for graduation. Faculty Senate is moving forward with the creation of a J-Term and should begin planning courses next week.

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THE BELL CENTER (ABOVE) hosts the swimming competition. THE MEN FIJI(ABOVE RIGHT) pose after participating in the synchronized swimming portion. THE MEN SIGMA CHI (BELOW RIGHT) lift brothers up during their swimming routine on Saturday morning. by Taylor Soule

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Music blaring, feet tapping and hands clapping resounded from the Bell Center aquatic facility last Saturday morning as excited fans, spirited sororities and fraternities and watchful lifeguards packed the pool for the annual Delta Gamma Anchor Splash. Notorious for creative and comical synchronized swimming routines and the ever-competitive inner tube race, Drake’s Panhellenic organizations donned swimsuits, rain boots and even plaid for the annual event. The money raised supports Service For Sight, an organization that collects used eyeglasses, provides vision screenings for children and helps fund the Iowa Braille School. Anchor Splash has been a Drake tradition for 33 years, and it featured participation from all 13 of Drake’s Greek organizations, marked by deafening cheers heard well beyond the pool deck. “The entire Greek community gets involved by buying T-shirts, donating money and working on synchronized swimming routines,” Delta Gamma junior Anna Schmitt said. “I’m always amazed at how much work the chapter puts into Anchor Splash and the creativity they have.” Swimmers battled between the lane ropes to start the event, relying on strength and stamina in pursuit

of the coveted two-man swim crown. Sigma Phi Epsilon proved powerful early in the event, which is characterized by the particularly difficult task of swimming the length of the pool with a fellow brother or sister clinging to one’s ankles. Next, the sororities and fraternities faced off in a timeless test of teamwork with the medley relay. Featuring the backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle, each team planned its attack with hopes of touching the wall first. SigEp again proved victorious in the event’s second heat, adding another tally to its Anchor Splash event wins. For sorority members wishing for more leisurely participation in the day’s aquatic activities, the inner tube race was a perfect fit. Members of Drake’s fraternities dived into the chilly water, racing to reach their sorority counterparts at the other end of the pool. Splashing up a storm, the boys pushed the inner tubes down each lane, kicking furiously as the girl in each tube extended her arm to tap the pool’s ledge first. The day’s anxiously awaited synchronized swimming performances came next. Featuring Drake’s sororities followed by the fraternities, the routines channeled everything from ‘80s dance moves to “Teach Me How to Dougie.” Sporting matching swim caps, Alpha Phi earned a barrage of cheering with its gravity-defying flips and

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twists. However, Kappa Alpha Theta captured the crowd with its creative use of umbrellas and rain boots, perfectly suited for the performance’s opening number, “It’s Raining Men.” “Besides Sweetheart Sing, there aren’t a ton of big events like this,” said sophomore Lauren Erickson, who supported her Kappa Alpha Theta sisters by participating in the breaststroke leg of the medley relay. “This is the only water event. It’s fun to see the people who are in synchro(nized swimming) come together to make such cool routines.” FIJI donned matching swimsuits and infectious energy for its performance and got the entire crowd clapping to “Interlude” and Michael Jackson’s “Beat It.” Drawing perhaps the most applause and cheers, members of SigEp took to the pool deck in plaid, kicking off a medley of songs with a version of Shania Twain’s “I Feel Like a Woman.” The group abandoned its country roots quickly, transitioning into a familiar song from the movie “Mulan,” and later brandished noodles as “Kung Fu Fighting” played in the background. Festive plaid and clever props weren’t the only things of importance at Saturday’s event, though. The performance meant “lots of hard work, hours of writing music, hours of practicing in our own private pool” for first-year Theta Chi Sean Duncan. With a pledge class of

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First-Year Senator Important Dates: Petitions available Oct. 19 Petitions due Oct. 21 Mandatory meeting Oct. 22 Campaigning starts Oct. 23 MARA DAVIDSON | staff photographer


Winner’s Circle: Overall - Theta Chi Overall Kappa Alpha Theta Guys Synchro Sigma Chi Girls Synchro Alpha Phi

Global speech series featured Zimbabwean politician by Kylie Rush

DRAKE STUDENTS crammed inside the Olmsted Student Center Saturday night for Celebrate Drake. See page 8 for more photos.

just three, the boys wanted to represent Theta Chi with a sense of pride. “It’s all about the chemistry,” Duncan said. “We are one of the smaller groups, so it was all about coming together.” Beyond the rowdy atmosphere, the uninhibited splashing and the matching attire, the event marked a collective effort by Drake’s Greek organizations to support a common cause. “Anchor Splash is a great event because it raises money for our foundation, Service for Sight, and we have a lot of fun while doing it,” Schmitt said. “At Delta Gamma, we value philanthropy because it gives us the opportunity to give back to the community and engage in a cause that we would not otherwise get a chance to be involved in.”

Students, staff and Des Moines residents gathered in Sheslow Auditorium last Wednesday to hear a speech called “The Struggle for Democracy in Zimbabwe.” Roy Bennett is Zimbabwe’s current deputy minister of agriculture and has been a part of the country’s democratic movement almost since the beginning. Bennett was elected into a parliamentary seat as a part of the Movement for Democratic Change party and held that seat for four years. Previously, he was a coffee farmer fighting for change in his country. “The words democracy and Zimbabwe have always been inexplicably linked by struggle,” he said. “We have never enjoyed or experienced democracy in any small amount.” His speech focused not only on

the struggles of Zimbabwe as a whole, but on his personal struggles as well. He was in jail and was physically assaulted for his peaceful protests several times. In jail, he and others were treated like animals.The main form of torture Lack of nutrition. “Six of my fellow inmates died of starvation during my 40-day stay in that prison,” he said. Because of his tenacity against the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front party, Bennett spent several years in exile for terrorism against the government. The peaceful model for freedom had yet to gain success until a surprise victory came in 2008. Bennett was still in exile at the time, but the MDC party had won. “We do not look for a permanent end to the struggle,” Bennett said. “When we look forward, we look






Student-teacher ratio? Yeah, it’s still small

PDA isn’t a handheld device anymore

Discussion on terrorism is coming to campus

Get with the crowd. Drake football continues to win





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Drake prides itself on faculty-student ratio of 13:1 in majority of classrooms by Kelsey Johnson

Staff Writer

Drake University prides itself on creating a strong, engaging learning experience for its more than 3,500 students, an experience they feel is reflected by their exceptional studentfaculty ratio of 13-to-1. Ryan Thompson, senior assistant director of admission at Drake, said that the small class sizes forces students to become a more integral part of the classroom. “Having small classes fosters a stronger relationship between the faculty members and students,” Thompson said. “Our students are engaged in the learning process and have the responsibility to come to class prepared and ready to participate in discussions daily.” He also compared his experience studying at a large university to academic life at Drake. “I attended a much larger university where most of my classes averaged over 275 students, especially in

Student dies over the weekend by Lauren Horsch

Managing/News Editor

Drake University President David Maxwell sent out an email to students early Saturday evening announcing the death of a student. Lydia Clark, 21, of Meriden, Kan., died Saturday afternoon. She was a junior international relations and rhetoric double major. She was also a member of the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity. “At times like this, we are fortunate that — as members of the Drake University family — we are able to rely on one another for support and comfort,” Maxwell said in the email. No further details were available for this edition of The Times-Delphic.

my first two years,” Thompson said. “Many students would just skip class and cram for the exams because attendance wasn’t required. It was not a very engaging experience.” More than half the classes offered at Drake have fewer than 20 students, and only 6.5 percent of classes have more than 50. Samantha Baker, a sophomore at Drake studying English and magazine journalism, said she feels the student-faculty ratio accurately reflects her classroom experience in college. “I chose Drake because I didn’t want to be ‘just a number,’” Baker said. “At Drake, I actually get to know my professors, and they know me. I have a name and a face, not just ‘blonde girl, seventh row.’” Despite Drake’s exceptionally intimate learning environment, its student-faculty ratio still falls short of two of its fiercest competitors. Both Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., and Butler University in Indianapolis are similar in size to Drake, but have student-faculty ratios of 11to-1. Drake admission counselor Silas Hanneman said he feels as though




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the institution makes up for the difference in various other areas. “Even though Drake has a minimally larger ratio than some competitors, our tuition is lower than those (two) schools,” Hanneman said. “We believe in making Drake affordable for students while still keeping class sizes low. The ratio may have some correlation with small class sizes, but our programs, location and the faculty at Drake easily make up for any small difference.” Erin Gabriel, assistant director of admission at Drake, also said she feels there is more to a school than ratios and statistics. “(Drake) feels like the ‘Goldilocks’ campus—just right on all fronts with the campus size and Des Moines as a medium-sized city,” Gabriel said. “We’re not competing with a state school in the capital city, so it all works for students to maximize their academic and professional opportunities.”

Series to tackle terrorism tonight in lower Olmsted FROM SPEECH, PAGE 1 back. I see the need for justice. What we have must be protected. What we don’t have must be built.” Bennett then showed the crowd a video called “A Lament for the People of Zimbabwe,” containing photos of those in Zimbabwe who have been beaten and maimed by the ZANUPF party. Following the video, the floor was opened up for a question-and-answer session. Bennett was asked how he keeps his hope for the future alive. “When you are beaten and tortured, when people insult you and curse you, something deep down inside you says ‘you can’t give up,’” Bennett said. “One day history will

definitely expose and tell the truth of what happened.” Bennett’s speech was the sixth in a string of 14 speeches for the Fall 2011 Speaker and Film Series presented by the Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship. David Skidmore, professor of politics and international relations and director of the Center for Global Citizenship, has organized the series. The next speech in the series is today at 7:30 p.m. in Bulldog Theater. The speech is entitled “Combating Terrorism: Lessons Learned” and will be presented by Brian Fishman.

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THE WORLD PORT BAND (ABOVE) performs on Friday night at the World Food Festival. THE CROWD (MIDDLE) mingles between the different stand. BACON-WRAPPED-CHICKEN (BOTTOM) was a popular meal at the festival.

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PDA can ruin a person’s day

It was my birthday. I think people should just keep that in the back of their minds before they decide to do something really disgustingly heinous that could ruin a person’s day. But anyway, it’s my birthday, and I’m going downtown to see StageWest’s production of “Lady Day”. I’m excited with birthday energy – plus a friend is in the show. The lights go down, and the first number begins. Unfortunate-

ly, there i s another show playing in front of me. All of a sudden, I hear groans and smacking lips. I look slightly down in front of me to see two 50-somethings just going at it in the theater. The woman’s arm is around the man’s shoulders and pretty soon they will need to book themselves a room at the Holiday Inn. I’m wondering why these two people thought it was a good idea

to go to the theater today because obviously they had some physical needs to take care of beforehand. Maybe this is just my opinion, but I think it’s safe to generalize t h a t most of the 200 or so people in attendance that afternoon didn’t come to see the two of them perform. This continued for about an hour into the performance. People were squirming everywhere, and I was just feeling uncomfortable and robbed of my opportunity to connect to an incredible performance. The anger and tension was palpable and everyone wanted them to leave. Mine may have gotten a bit too palpable at times. Finally, my friend sitting next to me told the couple that their behavior was very disrespectful. I leaned forward and chimed in by saying that I thought it would be best if the couple just left. They complied

So I guess hand-holding makes the cut of acceptable PDA. That and light pecks. We’re talking no tongue, no teeth, nonastiness.

with my request. HALLELUJAH. When the couple left, I did a happy dance (in my head of course), and

the woman sitting next to us grooved in her seat and air-clapped. I was finally able to fully connect to this extremely well performed piece of theatre. I started crying. I don’t know if it was because I was so connected to the piece or if it was because I was so relieved that I was finally able to connect with the piece. Either way, a few tears just streamed down my face. I realized at this point that while the couple was in the theater, my whole body was clenched up, and as soon as they left I was able to release all this pent-up tension I’d been storing for the first hour of the performance. PDA is gross even when the couple is attractive, and when they are not it’s like, “I didn’t rent this movie with a lot of groping and makingout.” I’m just walking down the street and don’t want to have to witness the two of you getting it on. Return your nasty movie and take care of all the late fees you’ve probably acquired while you’re at it. I guess I can stand the tiniest bit of PDA. Contrary to the fact that when returning to campus from the show, I saw a couple holding hands and yelled, “Get a room!” Not my shrewdest decision, but you now know where I was coming

from. So I guess holding hands makes the cut of acceptable PDA. That and light pecks. We’re talking no tongue, no teeth and no nastiness. And consider your venue. When people around you are paying $25 a ticket, why let your hormones ruin their evening? It’s disrespectful and lacks class. Also in the category: making-out in Hubbell. It is pretty classless, too. Just don’t do it. With all this being said, take your love out on the town and have a good time. Just don’t have too good of one.

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Herriot School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Do you remember being 11 years old? Well I do, and I remember my 11th birthday vividly. I remember waking up and going to school and waiting for school to be over as soon as humanly possible so that I could check the mailbox for my Hogwarts letter. Yes, I know that Harry Potter is just a story, and I think that at 11 I knew that too. Yet there was that little glimmer of hope that maybe an owl would be coming my way that made me check the mail repeatedly that night. When the letter didn’t come shooting out of my fireplace by dinnertime I knew that my dream was pretty much over, so I went to my room and cried. I didn’t want my mom to see because I knew that she would think I was crazy. Now I know that Harry Potter is just a book series, but if you grew up at the same time I did you know that it was a part of our everyday childhood and no shimmering vampires can ever compete with it. As I dragged my overly tired collegeself back to my dorm after class last Monday afternoon, you could about imagine the surprise I felt when I opened my mail slot to find a piece of paper from the Herriott School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. OK, it isn’t exactly the same thing, but I found myself flashing back to my 11th birthday.

At the end of this madness there will also be a House Cup Banquet and a Yule Ball.

The lovely resident assistants of Herriott Hall have coordinated events that are just like those found in the pages of the Harry Potter books. The hall is having a contest right now to see who can collect the most spare change to be the first to pick which house our floor will be. All of the money raised is being donated to the 3-Mile Project. There will also be a potion making session, divination, “Avada Kedavra” Assassins, wizard chess and defense against the dark arts.


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from the truth. Yes, of course antiabortion supporters are going to be anti-choice; hence, they view abortions as the termination of future life. However, it is the anti-abortion community around the country that has started women support centers and created adoption awareness drives at local churches. Anti-abortion supporters, unlike many in the pro-abortion rights community, have also pushed for restrictions on some abortions. It’s difficult to reduce the number of abortions taking place in the United States each year if we have unlimited abortions

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At the end of all this madness, there will also be a House Cup Banquet and a Yule Ball. I don’t know exactly what will occur at each of these events, but I do know that I am very excited for them, and I’m sure all of the other Herriott residents are as well. I admit that it might seem a little dorky that I am excited for all of these adventures, but let’s be honest; you wish you lived in Herriott Hall. In a way, the Herriott staff is letting me live out a childhood dream that until now I thought was only in my imagination. Thank you, Herriott staff, for letting me be 11 again and giving me a break from my crazy, stressful college days. Sometimes it feels good to embrace your inner Muggle.

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Campus Preview Days have started once again. Tons of prospective students will be wondering around campus trying to get a feel for what Drake Life is all about.

Bucs games provide fun and entertainment by Brenna Doherty

Staff Writer

The Des Moines Buccaneers kicked off their season last week against the Fargo Force. The Bucs lost a close game 5-4. The team’s next game is this Friday at 6:15 p.m. at the Covelli Centre against the Youngstown Phantoms. The Bucs could be a cheap entertainment option for college students. Single game arena level adult tickets can be purchased for $14. Season tickets are $345. For more information about ticket options

and pricings, go to Senior Brooke Feehrer was a marketing intern for the Bucs last year. She helped plan and set up different promotions. She said the games and prizes give college students something fun to do. “It’s close, they’re cheap tickets, really good entertainment and an alternative to sitting in your room, especially in those cold winter months,” Feehrer said. The Bucs have different promotions throughout the season. Twice a month, the team has drink specials for fans. On Dec. 2, a “Diamond Dig” is scheduled for after the game. In this contest, women dig through ice for a diamond from Christo-

Speaker to discuss terrorism by Ben Levine

Staff Writer

Since the fateful 9/11 attacks in New York City already 10 years ago, terrorism has been put under a magnifying glass like never before. Even the general public began to discuss and analyze it as a policy issue. Although terrorism certainly existed before Sept. 11, one cannot deny the fact that it has been a more dominating issue in the most recent decade. Now, Drake students will have the opportunity to hear an expert on the topic talk about the past, present and future of terrorism in our world. Today at 7 p.m., Brian Fishman will deliver a lecture in Bulldog Theater aptly titled, “Combating Terrorism: Lessons Learned.” The speech is part of the Fall 2011 Speaker and Film Series presented by the Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship. Fishman brings an intelligent and thoughtful perspective to the topic of terrorism. He is a Counterterrorism Research Fellow at the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan public policy institute that investigates the new challenges that future American generations will face. In addition, he is a Research Fellow with the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point as well as an accomplished author. Fishman is certain his lecture will resonate with students as many of us grew up during the events of Sept. 11th and in the new age of global terrorism. “The danger from al-Qaeda illustrates that terrorism is an evolving but persistent threat that today’s college students will

have to deal with in one form or another throughout their lives,” Fishman said. However, although the threat will not be going away anytime soon, Fishman said he believes that students “understand these problems more intuitively in some ways than older folks” and that “young people are particularly well prepared to understand” how technology will facilitate the evolvement of terrorism and resistance to it. David Skidmore, professor of politics and international relations and the director of the Center for Global Citizenship, said he is excited for the opportunity to host such a qualified speaker here at Drake. He said Fishman’s lecture will help students better understand the modern problems of terrorism and how the issue can be better dealt with. “As recent events remind us, the United States very much remains in a state of conflict with groups that employ terrorist means,” Skidmore said. “Brian Fishman’s talk will help us distill what lessons can be learned about how best to deal with terrorist threats and which responses may be ineffective or counter-productive.” Like all Monday night lectures in the series, Fishman’s presentation is not only open to Drake students; it is open to the community, too. “The Monday night lectures coincide with the class meeting time for American Foreign Policy, taught by Professor Ellen Pirro,” Skidmore said. “The students in the course attend the talks as part of their class requirements, but members of the campus and Des Moines communities are also invited to attend.”

pher’s Fine Jewelry. Whoever finds the diamond gets to keep it. Chuck-A-Puck was a promotion Feehrer helped organize. Fans purchase pucks for a dollar and chuck them on the ice between periods. If a fan hits a vendor’s sign set up on the ice, he or she wins a prize. “Sometimes it was a gift certificate, sometimes it was a coupon for a meal and sometimes we had Bucs tickets,” Feehrer said. “It depends on what time of the year it was for what incentive we gave.” Sophomore Becca Lewis said she is excited about the Bucs season. She said that it gives college students a sport to fol-

low and be excited about. “It’s a fresh sport,” Lewis said. “It’s faster paced than football or baseball, and the atmosphere is always really exciting.” This year’s rookie Justin Hussar has started the season leading the Bucs with two goals. Returning Buccaneer Patrick Kirtland has also started his season well with one goal and one assist. These players will help the Bucs in facing their rivals, including the Force, the Tri-City Storm and the Chicago Steel. The Bucs offer special discounted tickets for groups of people. Last year, Drake sororities and fraternities had outings to the Bucs game.

Sophomore Alexis Rose, a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, went to a Bucs game with her Greek sisters last year. She said the game was exciting because she was with a big group of friends, which added a social aspect to the game, especially for those that might not understand hockey. Whether you go for the game, the socialization, the fights or the prizes, the Bucs are an entertainment outlet for all college students to use and an alternative to sitting in your room during the cold winter months.

Students become involved in election, support Ron Paul by Erin Hassanzadeh

Staff Writer

Ron Paul is a 76-year-old Republican presidential nominee who has managed to generate youth support through a trio of youth political organizations as well as substantial online support. Sophomore Ben Levine serves as the Young Americans for Liberty president at Drake University and worked on Paul’s election campaign. “I’ve been waiting for this election cycle, praying that he would run, and he did,” Levine said. “He is generally thought to be socially liberal and fiscally conservative.” As of Aug. 15, Paul received a plurality of the 18 to 29-year-old vote with 29 percent of the age group’s support, according to the national GOP primary poll. “Ron Paul gets so much coverage on the Internet; it’s unbelievable,” Levine said. “Internet media is where he shines, and youths are attracted to that.” Paul’s online support was visible during his 2008 campaign, making him more accessible to younger generations who use the web an estimated 7 1/2 hours per day, according to the New York Times. According to a 2007 Bloomsburg

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BusinessWeek article about Paul: “His campaign says that some 80 percent of the $17 million raised in the past four quarters—including about $4.3 million in one October day—has come from online supporters.” “Students for Paul” was a group established during Paul’s 2008 presidential campaign. The group established over 500 college and high school chapters, and 26,000 student supporters joined in eight months across all 50 states, according to YAL. First-year Cahlen Brancheau is studying computer science. The Adel, Iowa, native is a member of YAL and supports Paul. “We as youth see so much inconsistency in politics and get to the point where we think, ‘What can I do? They don’t represent me,’” Brancheau said. “Paul has shown himself to be principled and consistent.” YAL is a continuation of “Students For Paul.” The Drake chapter has nearly 38 new members this year. “I can’t help but attribute the growth to the election cycle,” Levine said. “YAL is the fastest growing conservative youth group in America.” “Youth For Ron Paul” is a new initiative that was recently launched by Paul’s

2012 campaign. According Paul’s campaign website: “The Ron Paul 2012 presidential campaign announced the national ‘Youth for Ron Paul’ effort to organize and mobilize the increasing number of youth who support the 12-term congressman from Texas’ bid for the presidency.” Levine said that Paul gives youth an alternative choice to traditional politicians. “Right now, students are politically choosing between the lesser of two evils,” Levine said. “Paul works with people of similar principles, not similar political parties.” The 2012 election cycle is the second presidential attempt for Paul, who is running for the Republican Party but possesses values considered libertarian in nature. Paul aims to reduce the size of the federal government and to strictly adhere to the Constitution awarding more civil freedoms. “A lot of people say Ron Paul is extreme,” Levine said. “If he’s extreme, then peace, keeping the money you earn, protecting life and adhering to the Constitution is extreme. In that case, I’m extreme and so are a lot of people.” Students interested in joining YAL can contact Levine at benjamin.levine@

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Scarves for sale to support former ‘sex slaves’


by Catherine Moede

Staff Writer

Though slavery was abolished in the United States in 1865, sex slavery has become the second largest criminal industry in the world. Sex trafficking enslaves 27 million people worldwide, and 8.4 million of these people are children. These children are sold into prostitution and pornography as young as five years old, and once enslaved, it is nearly impossible for them to escape. Last Friday evening, Beza Threads hosted a Project Ten launch party at Drake University with the goal of selling 3,000 scarves, which will save 10 girls. Beza Threads is a nonprofit organization that was started by three recent Drake graduates who spent a summer in Ethiopia working with the nonprofit group WinSouls. Together, the organizations work toward raising awareness and prevention of sex trafficking. This event included different exhibits that provided facts and personal stories of girls who had been sold into sex slavery. Exhibits included a video presentation about the way the Western world sees the sex trade, a model of a typical shack that a prostitute would sleep and work in and a cost comparison exhibit. In addition to these exhibits, there were scarves for sale made by former prostitutes. The scarves were made of beautifully woven fabric and sold for $20 each. For

each scarf sold, $6 goes to the boys who wove the scarf, $4.50 goes to the former sex slaves that designed and hemmed the scarf and $1.50 goes to an orphanage that helps prevent children from entering the sex trade. “I went to the event because I am really interested in the issue of sex trafficking,” first-year Raeann Langas said. “My aunt started a similar organization called ‘Free The Girls,’ and I did a lot of work with them in Denver. I bought three gorgeous scarves. I think it’s a really creative way to support a good cause.” Beth Ann Deadmond is a 2010 Drake graduate who is an advocate on behalf of Beza Threads. During her time as a student at Drake, she made two trips to Ethiopia. She tutored a young boy that was rescued off the streets after being abandoned by his prostitute mother. “Food in Ethiopia is hard to come by,” Deadmond said. “At snack time, the kids would grab their food and run to the corners, hiding while eating. By the end of the six weeks that I was there, he would come up to me and wanted to share his food with me. “It is important to prevent the next generation from falling into this cycle,” Deadmond added. “The government does not want people to know about this problem because it puts them in bad light.” Poverty is the number one reason people are drawn to prostitution. In many instances, girls are promised high-

paying jobs in cities that would allow them to send money back to their families. However, once they arrive in these cities, they are drugged, raped and forced into the routine of prostitution. These girls are not being sold for a high price. The value for humans has gone down as civilization has advanced. In the days of the African slave trade, the average slave would go for $40,000 at an auction. Today prostitutes are making their pimps approximately $250,00 each year. “I think the most shocking fact that I learned was that the average sex slave is sold for only $90,” Langas said. That amount is enough to purchase a pair of Birkenstock shoes, a college textbook or a Texas Instruments calculator. The cost of a Coach purse is the same as purchasing three slaves. As a whole, the industry brings in $32 billion each year, which is more than the gross profit of Apple and Walmart combined. Sex trafficking is not just a problem in developing countries but worldwide. Girls are taken at young ages and forced into a routine where they are sexually and physically abused in order to make a profit for their pimps. Escaping sex slavery is extremely difficult, but the people at Beza Threads and WindSouls are working to prevent and rescue those that have been victimized. To become involved in the movement, contact bezathreads@

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Movie Review: film ‘pulls at every heart string’ by Ethan Clevenger

Staff Writer

As a child star, Joseph Gordon-Levitt was unassumingly seeing angels on the baseball field next to stars like Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza and Danny Glover. Since “(500) Days of Summer” hit the world in 2009 with Levitt at the helm, it seems he can do no wrong. His latest release, “50/50”, continues this trend of stupendous movies. Levitt’s new role is as Adam, a young radio program producer who is suddenly and unexpectedly struck with a rare form of cancer, which has developed as a mass on his spine. Based on a true story, Adam’s journey to battle this affliction is touching, emotional and heart-warming. Levitt has a gift for being completely transparent in his acting. He’s seamlessly stepped into all of his latest roles and doesn’t disappoint this time around. Adam is an average guy with an average best friend, an average, if not very attractive, girlfriend and relatively average parents. This average situation is exactly what makes the film so attractive. Levitt is this everyday man just like you - and he gets cancer. It can happen to anyone, and you won’t forget. “50/50” offers one of the first real looks at someone getting cancer. Up until now, it seems it’s always about an older person or it’s drawn into this sappy, cry-your-eyes-out drama. Instead, the message from “50/50” says, “Hey, cancer happens - this is how we actually deal with it.” Levitt presents this concept extremely well. He looks goofy when he’s crying - not because he’s acting, but because everyone does. He perfectly plays the young, fledgling, awkward-relationship-

with-his-parents-because-they-still-miss-him homeowner. He brings to the table what a young person dealing with fragility might put up with in regard to concerned friends and family. Funny-man Seth Rogan plays Adam’s goofy best friend Kyle. He’s at Levitt’s corner at every turn, acting as both a humorous and honest friend. Nobody is pushing this film as a comedy, which is a bit unusual for Rogan, but he shows that he can fit into some different shoes. Just like that guy you knew in high school, Kyle is surprisingly going the extra mile for Adam but keeping it light at the same time. Hollywood sweetheart Anna Kendrick stars as Adam’s psychiatrist Katherine as he deals with the trauma of being diagnosed with cancer. Some may remember her from the Twilight movies, but if you’re of a more mature audience, perhaps you remember her from the 2010 film “Up in the Air,” starring alongside George Clooney. While it’s easy to say that Kendrick is simply playing the same character, you have to admit she does it rather well. She offers both a flustered and fresh attitude and that charming smile. The role fits her well because Katherine is new at her job. Anyone with experience may have been a stretch for Kendrick. The film is based on a true story, and it’s pulling at every heart-string. From Adam’s dad with Alzheimer’s disease to the slips and slides that still happen in life even when you have cancer, this film brings it all and brings it hard. It has the potential to be a crier, but brings with it a genuine story and terrific acting.


Classical music takes the stage at Drake by Katie Ericson

Staff Writer

Though you’ve probably never imagined your dentist playing the violin, here in Des Moines it isn’t unusual. The Des Moines Community Orchestra is filled with instrumentalists who have non-musical day jobs and play music at night. This ensemble, with around 60 members, has been performing since 1976. Its goal is “making classical music concerts accessible to everyone.” For its first concert of the season, the Des Moines Community Orchestra came to Sheslow auditorium.

Yesterday at 2 p.m., the orchestra started its “journey with wonderful music that is sometimes favorite and familiar.” The orchestra performed the first and second L’Arlesienne Suites by Georges Bizet, the Cello Concerto by Edward Elgar and the Celtic Concerto for harp and orchestra by Laura Zaerr. These pieces aren’t only beautiful, but also incredibly difficult. The ensemble formed a show of talent and passion that impressed everyone. However, the orchestra takes its mission of accessible music seriously. The conductor of the group, Carl Johnson, who received his master’s degree from Drake, held a pre-concert discussion about the program. It explained much of the pieces’

backgrounds along with facts about the composers’ lives and inspirations for their music. For those who haven’t had much classical exposure, these talks are incredibly helpful. They give you phrases to listen for and metaphors to discover in the melodies. Indeed, the music was filled with these subtleties. It was amazing to hear a group with part-time musicians playing professional repertoire. From the conductor to the cellos to the horns, every player was devoted to the music. This energy couldn’t be contained and spread throughout the auditorium, filling the audience with the same love of music. At the reception, players held enthusiastic conversations with viewers about their mutual passion.

The Des Moines Community Orchestra will hold a sing-along to Handel’s Messiah on Dec. 4 at the Grace United Methodist Church. There will also be two more events at Sheslow Auditorium: one is on Feb. 5 and the other on May 6. All of these events will have the pre-concert discussion and a reception after the concert. Also, the group will be working with Ballet Des Moines on April 7 for “The Wizard of Oz.” Though the times for the ballet have yet to be announced, this promises to be an incredible performance by both groups. In addition to the pre-concert discussions, the Des Moines Community Orchestra has also started a program that

allows you to watch the dress rehearsals. Normally on the Saturday before a performance, this is an incredible opportunity for you to watch an orchestra and hear the music being created around you. For specific times, you can check the orchestra’s website at This orchestra is truly unique with its array of performers, impressive repertoire and opportunities for the public. There is no charge for any concert or sit-in. Classical music can often be overlooked, but the Des Moines Community Orchestra has taken great strides to bring it back to life.

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quarterback Mike Piatkowski continues to put up big numbers for the STAT OF Senior Bulldogs. On Saturday against Morehead State, Piatkowski threw for 310 yards THE WEEK and three touchdowns. Piatkowski has eclipsed 300 yards in consecutive weeks.

sports FOOTBALL SEPT. 17 SEPT. 1 SEPT. 10 @ North Dakota vs Grand View vs Missouri S&T W, 27-23 L, 16-0 W, 28-21

SEPT. 24 @ Butler W, 24-14

NOV. 12 OCT. 1 OCT. 8 OCT. 22 OCT. 15 OCT. 29 NOV. 5 vs Campbell @ Morehead State @ San Diego vs Valparaiso @ Marist vs Jacksonville vs Dayton 1 p.m. W, 31-14 W, 41-26 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 11 a.m. 1 p.m.

Join the bandwagon: Bulldogs win fifth straight Drake tops Morehead State 41-26, remain undefeated in PFL by Ashton Weis

Staff Writer

The Drake Bulldogs wrestled another victory from the Morehead State Eagles in Kentucky on Saturday. Drake’s fifth-year senior kicker Billy Janssen nailed four field goals en route to a 41-26 Bulldog victory. “Billy (Janssen) was phenomenal

with both his punting and his field goals,” head coach Chris Creighton said. “It took all three phases and it took every guy on this trip.” Drake now owns a 5-1 record overall and a 3-0 record in the Pioneer Football League.Morehead State, entering this game with the top offense in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, fell to 2-4 overall and 1-2 in the PFL while racking

up just 297 total yards. “We knew it was going to be a 60-minute battle, and it was,” Creighton said. “I’m just really proud of everyone. Our sidelines were into it, and even though it’s warm out and kind of a still-air day, I think we created some energy and our defense played so hard. (Defensive coordinator Brian) Ward and the staff had a great plan.”

Drake led 6-0 after the first quarter. Morehead State then answered with two touchdowns in the next quarter, but missed one extra point, jumping ahead 13-6.

Just like our theme, we know each week is a step in our climb, and we want to keep getting better and better. Our ultimate goal is to get to the top.

- Billy Janssen

Drake answered the offensive onslaught with a touchdown and yet another field goal. The Bulldogs led just 16-13 at the half. “It’s huge for us,” Janssen said. “We know Morehead State is a scrappy team, and they always play us tough. Just like our theme, we know each week is a step in our climb, and we want to keep getting better and better. Our ultimate goal is to get to

the top.” The Bulldogs took the field from the locker room and had another three points within two minutes. Senior quarterback Mike Piatkowski and senior running back Nathan Paddock awed the fans with an 80-yard pass for a touchdown halfway through the third quarter. Paddock, who had a career-high 163 yards receiving, was able to complete the play with a huge block by junior wide receiver Nick Rosa. The 80-yard touchdown was the longest scoring play for Drake since 2007. “Our offense is just running on all cylinders. (Piatkowski) did well, the O-line did well and the receivers did well,” Paddock said. “At the beginning of the game, we wanted to keep the ball as long as we could and keep their offense off the field. But I think a lot of that goes to our defense. In the beginning they had two or three 3-and-outs, so a big credit goes to our defense.” To end the third quarter, Piaktowski completed a 15-yard pass to junior Joey Orlando for another touchdown. Halfway through the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs scored yet another touchdown with a 10-yard run by junior running back Trey Morse. The Eagles finally rallied with a touchdown and a failed two-point conversation attempt. “You can’t shut down a team like that,” Creighton said, “but we played well.”

LUKE NANKIVELL| staff photographer FIFTH YEAR SENIOR PATRICK CASHMORE stiff arms a Campbell defender. Cashmore had a career game on Saturday against Morehead State. Cashmore registered 114 rushing yards and also had five receptions for 74 yards.



Bulldogs take home Aragon, Krizman still alive first at Walt Disney after Saturday action at Cross Country Classic by Rodney Spears

Staff Writer

Four top 10 finishers propelled the Drake men’s cross-country team to a victory at the Walt Disney Cross Country Classic at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex this past Saturday in Orlando, Fla. It didn’t feel like a Florida day, with rain falling while the men were running. On top of that, the men didn’t know any of the teams they were up against- the team was literally in uncharted waters. Despite all of this adversity, the Bulldogs still found success. “It was a different race with all the rain and stuff, but personally I thought it was more enjoyable,” said sophomore Brogan Austin after plac-

ing second overall. “We could run through ponds and the rain was pouring; that made it that much more interesting.” The team had three top-five finishers: Austin, sophomore Omet Kak in fourth and senior Colin Hagan in fifth. Coming in ninth was senior Ben Jaskowiak, who was followed by junior Charlie Lapham in 11th. Head coach Dan Hostager was pleased with the performance but expressed a need for improvement. “The team competed well, but we have a ways to go before conference championships,” Hostager said. This marks the fourth victory of the season for Drake. The team will prepare for its final regular season meet this week. The Bulldogs run in the Bradley Classic in Peoria, Ill., this Friday.


State Farm MVC Individuals Upperclassmen aim for singles titles in fall finale by Blake Miller

Staff Writer

After a few weeks off, the Drake women’s tennis team was back in action this weekend at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Individuals Tournament in Cedar Falls, Iowa. After Saturday’s action, four Bulldogs earned the chance to compete on Sunday, with two competing for first place titles. Six Bulldogs competed this weekend, with two placing in fifth in their respective brackets. At the top position, sophomore Klavdija Rebol lost her first match Friday against Northern Iowa, but

then she beat her Bradley opponent. She beat Northern Iowa again last Saturday to place fifth. Freshman Nell Boyd, who played in the fifth slot for the Bulldogs, lost Friday against Wichita State and then beat Bradley. She also beat her UNI opponent on Saturday to place fifth overall. Drake’s No. 3 player, senior Jessica Aguilera, won her first match against Illinois State then lost against Evansville. She played for third place yesterday. The Bulldogs’ No. 4 player also played for third yesterday, as senior Gabby Demos beat Bradley and then lost to Wichita State. The TimesDelphic will have details from these results in the next issue.

Junior Manca Krizman, who played in the second slot, beat UNI Friday and Illinois State on Saturday. She played in the finals yesterday against Wichita State. Senior Amanda Aragon, who filled the sixth slot, also played in the finals yesterday. She defeated Creighton last Friday and Illinois State on Saturday. These results will also be available in Thursday’s edition. “(Head) Coach (Paul Thomson) thinks we have all improved in doubles and singles and is happy with the results,” Demos said. “Even the matches we lost were close. Everyone has done well so far. We have two girls competing for the finals, which is very exciting.”

Drake returns from Florida with 3rd place finish by Rodney Spears

Staff Writer

On Saturday the Drake women’s cross-country team took third place in the Walt Disney Cross Country Classic. Led by freshman Mariel Fulton, the team blazed through the 5,000-meter course at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Fulton finished in 11th place, followed by senior Kirsten Lake in 20th and freshman Melissa Parks in 24th. The team is young, only boasting one senior, but experience in a large meet like the Walt Disney Cross Country Classic will pay dividends for the team at conference championships. Head coach Dan Hostager com-

mented on the progression of his youthful team. “Our conference is strong this year, and we will have to step it up, but the freshmen are doing well and gaining experience,” Hostager said. One of Hostager’s prominent freshmen is Fulton. “The atmosphere is a little more intense because at a national meet you don’t always lead the pack, but it feels good to compete,” Fulton said. Drake next turns its attention to the Bradley Classic, which will be held in Peoria, Ill., this Friday. After the Bradley Classic, the team will have two weeks to prepare for the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Championships on Oct. 30 in Terre Haute, Ind. FILE PHOTO

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Bulldogs squeak past Bradley 1-0 in MVC Opener Nick Marshall heads in winning goal, Drake improves to 7-4-1 this season

by Tad Unruh

Staff Writer

The Drake men’s soccer team earned its first shutout of the year, defeating Bradley 1-0 in the Bulldogs’ first Missouri Valley Conference game of the year. The first half was unlike many of the other games the Bulldogs have played this season, as the game remained scoreless. Most of the games this season have been multiple goal scoring affairs. “The back four is a work in progress,” Drake head coach Sean Holmes said. “They are still young, but they picked the right time to get it together.” Sophomore Nick Marshall scored the game’s lone goal. His header off a free kick found the back of the net in the 68th minute. “The foul was committed about 60 yards from goal,” Marshall said. “(Sophomore) Logan (North) played in a great ball, and someone got a head on it, so it went straight in the air. I didn’t really have anyone around me too close, so I just jumped up and headed the ball to the corner the best I could, trying to get as much pace on it as I could.” The defender Marshall was happy he could step up and help the team score from the back line.

“It was amazing,” Marshall said of the goal. “It was something you just dream of as a soccer player. As a team, we worked hard for the shutout and as a center back, it is always amazing to score.” The win showed the team’s prowess and culminated in a big boost to start the conference season. It was also a key win to add to Drake’s resume for getting into the NCAA tournament. “I think the victory also serves to build our NCAA tournament credibility,” Holmes said. “Bradley has been on a tear, and this win has extra meaning. I’ve always thought we were capable of these results, and now that we’re getting them I think we’ve sent a clear message to the rest of the Valley, and in fact across the Midwest, that our team is for real.” The game was back-and-forth as the Bulldogs pulled through with the win despite only scoring the one goal. The possibility of scoring two goals

and putting the game away late would have caused less stress for Holmes. “(Scoring a second goal) would have just caused me less gray hairs,” he said. “Those games go right down to the last second. It could have been a 5-0 game, or we could have lost 0-3. It was just so back-and-forth.” Senior Matt Kuhn had a golden opportunity to add a second goal. He

broke loose for a breakaway in the 88th minute, but his shot sailed above the crossbar. Bradley outshot Drake 10-5 in the second half and 19-15 on the game. Senior goalkeeper Jordan Kadlec led the Bulldog defense with six saves and registered his first shutout of the year. Kadlec had missed 4 1/2 games

due to an ankle injury, and redshirt sophomore Rich Gallagher stepped in and played for him during his absence. The Bulldogs are back in action at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Evansville.

>> ON THE ROAD WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12 @ Evansville, 7 p.m. Evansville, Ind.

EDUARDO ZAMARRIPA | sports editor SOPHOMORE BRYAN JANTSCH dribbles away from a Bradley defender in Saturday’s game. Jantsch wreaked havoc in the right flank, putting three shots on goal for the Bulldogs. Jantsch has started in 10 games for Drake this season.



Drake returns winless from roadtrip Early goal dooms Bulldogs swept by Missouri State, Wichita State by Taylor Soule

Staff Writer

Drake’s weekend of Missouri Valley Conference play in Wichita, Kan., and Springfield, Mo., ended in two losses, leaving the Bulldogs ready for a week of practice and preparation leading up to an exciting face-off against Northern Iowa at the Knapp Center on Friday. Drake suffered its second consecutive loss Friday night, falling to Wichita State 3-0. The Bulldog offense had trouble countering a tireless Shocker defense. Limited to just 31 kills in the contest, the Bulldogs nearly hung on in the first set, a slow start thwarting their hopes for an early victory. Junior Whitney Westrum earned almost a third of the Bulldogs’ total kills, recording a team-high of 10 on the night. The first set concluded with a 25-19 score in the Shockers’ favor, giving the Bulldogs a moment to regroup and refocus entering the second set. That moment simply wasn’t long enough, as Drake fell 25-13 in the second set. The Shockers’ defense yet again hindered Drake’s offensive efforts, and the Bulldogs recorded an identical number of digs in the match with 31. Junior libero Sarah Madden had a team-high 12 digs. Friday’s game marked a milestone for Madden, who surpassed 200 digs in the season. She now has 217 on the year after Saturday’s game. The Shockers responded consistently to Drake’s offensive pushes, tallying 15 blocks in the match compared to the Bulldogs’ six. Aces were also critical in the straight-set victory, as five serves hit the floor in Drake territory compared to a single ace by the Bulldogs. Drake fell by double digits again in the final set, and the Shockers completed the sweep with a 25-15 victory. “They were consistent, and we lost our consistency during the match,”

Drake head coach Tony Sunga said. “In volleyball, the more consistent team usually wins the match. They’re a tough team.” Drake faced an equally troublesome opponent in Saturday’s match at Missouri State, and the match took a similar course, ending in a 3-0 Bulldog defeat. Drake is now 6-14 overall and 2-5 in the MVC. Plagued by injury, the Bulldogs committed both mental and technical errors, resulting in another inconsistent performance. Falling 25-14 in the initial set, the Bulldogs committed error after error, totaling 20 in the match in contrast to the Bears’ 13. The second set proved more competitive, but the final score read 25-19 in Missouri State’s favor. Senior Caitlin Johnson proved dominant in Drake’s scoring efforts. She was the lone Bulldog player to reach double digits in assists with 23.

The Bulldogs hit just 27 kills in the match, with junior Bentley Mancini leading the way with seven. Perhaps the most pivotal point in Saturday’s loss was the stark number of digs, as the Bulldogs tallied just 42 in the match compared to the Bears’ 58. Johnson added a team-high nine digs, Madden recorded eight and senior Erika Price collected seven. The most lopsided set in the match was the last, and the fatigued Bulldogs faced an early deficit and never regained momentum, losing 25-13 to cap the Bears’ dominant 3-0 win. “We had an injury, and we had some mental lapses tonight,” Sunga said. Being healthy is an aspect of the game that will prove critical this Friday, when the Bulldogs take on the nationally ranked UNI Panthers. The match is set to begin at 7 p.m.

Bulldogs on the road by Matt Moran

Copy Editor

An early first-half goal doomed Drake last Friday, as Missouri State edged the Bulldogs 1-0 in Springfield, Mo. The Bears’ Bethany Smith found the back of the net in the 14th minute. Junior Laura Moklestad nearly knotted things up in the 86th minute. Her shot ricocheted off a Missouri State defender, which was the only obstacle that got in the way of the goal. Drake fell to 3-6-4 on the season and 1-2 in the Missouri Valley Conference. Missouri State moved to 9-3-1 and 3-0 in the MVC. “To go down a goal on a miscommunication error was somewhat deflating,” head coach Lindsey Horner said in a Drake athletics press release. “Missouri State is difficult to break down and tough to play at their place. Their keeper is the real deal and cleaned up a lot of our service in their box.” The Bears outshot Drake 17-12. The Bulldogs trailed 7-6 in shots after the first half. Moklestad and sophomore Paige Dusek led Drake with three shots apiece. “We had some great moments

in the second half, but we had too many moments throughout the game where we were inconsistent,” Horner said. Sophomore goalkeeper Kalena Litch had another solid performance, collecting a game-high seven saves. “This season we’ve relied on a lot of players, whether it’s scoring goals, play-making or setting the defensive tone,” Horner said. “We can go on the road and get a result with one or two players not playing near their potential for 90 minutes, but not a handful. With that said, we caused them problems and kept attacking. With about three minutes left we had the keeper beat, and they had a team save.” Drake took on Cal State Bakersfield yesterday at Cownie Soccer Complex for Senior Day. Results from that game will be available in the next edition of The TimesDelphic. Seniors being honored include Lauren Berner, Angela Chigazola, Melanie Fielder, Danielle Figliola, Lindsey Johnston and Amanda Wallace. The Bulldogs’ next contest is at Texas A&M this Friday. Kick-off is set for 6:30 p.m.


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Bulldogs bounce back at John Dallio Memorial by Eduardo Zamarripa

Sports Editor

After two rounds of play at the John Dallio Memorial in Lemont, Ill., the Bulldogs are on pace for their best finish of the fall season thanks to their furious rally on Saturday. Sophomore Connor Steele, redshirt freshman Devin Leland and freshman Dane Worley turned in scores of 73, 74

and 75, respectively, to lead Drake to its second lowest team round of the season (299). On Friday, the Bulldogs had turned in a score of 307 to end the day tied for ninth. But after their performance on Saturday, Drake is hoping to bring home a top five finish. The Bulldogs snuck back into fifth after Saturday. “I felt we played pretty well as a team, and it was nice to have improvement and get in the mix,” head coach

Matt Lewis said in a Drake Athletics press release. “I like our position and hope for a good round tomorrow.” After two rounds, Leland leads the Bulldogs with an overall score of 150, and he is tied for 17th overall. The Bulldogs closed out the tournament yesterday at the Ruffled Feathers Golf Course. Final results will be available in the next edition of The Times-Delphic.

Drake’s Top Five Finishers (through Saturday) T-17th: Redshirt Freshman David Leland (150) T-30th: Sophomore Connor Steele (152) T-32th: Freshman Blake Huser (153) T-45th: Freshman Dane Worley (155) 50th: Junior Ben Lyons (157)



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Did you pull an all-nighter? The second annual Celebrate Drake invaded Olmsted to keep student entertained for long-haul

Saturday marked the second time

Drake held an all-night event for students. There was a myraid of activites throughout the night for students to enjoy. There were performances from the Isiserettes, the Brocal Chords and the TrebleMakers. There was also ballroom dancing lessons throughout the night. Other events included a craft making room, henna tattoos and Hip-Hop Dance. Student game shows were also a hit among the crowds with “The Price is Right” and “Minute to Win It.”

A FOOTBALL STADIUM (ABOVE) constructed from cans was on display a part of ‘Canstruction.’ A BULLDOG PAW PRINT (LEFT) was also a feature during ‘Canstruction.’ The cans used for each sculpures were donations to the 3-Mile Project.

AJ HARRISON (RIGHT) was part of the live broadcast from Drake’s radio station, 94.1 The Dog. The broadcast was done in the Olmsted Student Center.

MISSION IMPROVABLE(LEFT) performs in Bulldog Theater for Celebrate Drake. STUDENTS (BELOW) enjoy free food.

MARA DAVIDSON | staff photographer

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