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UN Secretary General talks global citizenship, ‘Gangnam Style’
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UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MOON addresses students in Sheslow Auditorium on Friday. He joked that he was once the most-well known Korean, but has relinquished that title to PSY and “Gangnam Style.” Sarah Fulton
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Standing before a crowd in Sheslow Auditorium on Friday, President David Maxwell said that it took a truly important person like United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to get 500 college students out of bed on a Friday morning. The event featured a speech by Ban as well as a question and answer session. Development Event
Coordinator Nancy Strutzenberg said it was Ban who approached the university about speaking. “It is my understanding that he was going to be in town speaking at the World Food Prize, and the U.N. called and asked if he could come speak at the university,” Strutzenberg said. “He apparently does this on a regular basis, go to different parts of the country, and was very interested in speaking to our students.”
Strutzenberg believes this initiative on Ban’s part reflects the university and its mission to make its students global citizens. “He could have chosen not to come. He could have chosen other universities, but the fact that he chose our university. I think really shows part of our mission to encourage our student’s global citizenship and to prepare them for their global citizenship,” Strutzenberg said. “I think it was remark-
able.” Ban’s message centered on the idea of global citizenship and outlined his three tests of global citizenship: sustainable development, to meet people’s aspirations for democracy and to improve the worlds of women and young people. “My message has been that even though you are an American citizen, to also be a global citizen,” Ban said during his speech. This message of a global
outlook resonated with Taylor Morris, first-year politics major. “I think it is a good topic because everything is becoming increasingly connected with the internet and new technology, so people are citizens of the world as well as their country,” Morris said. Morris thinks that events like the Ban speech help students realize this. “I think it is important because being aware of what is going on in the world besides what is immediately in front of you is important. Going to events like this offers you a way to do that,” Morris said. Fellow first-year Brien Behling gravitated more towards Ban’s vision of leadership. “(My favorite quote) was that ‘leaders must lead by example,’” Behling said. “He made it very clear that he is willing and has caused the change. He has inspired people to follow then instead which is what I feel a leader should do.” Behling thought that Ban also showed his leadership in his willingness to joke. “I thought the (jokes) were pretty funny. I thought that it was a good way to lighten the mood because a lot of the time people in that situation of having so much power, they come off as very lofty and unapproachable,” Behling said. “I felt him making those jokes showed him
to be an average person who has been chosen to do all this very important stuff.” Ban told several jokes throughout his speech. “The other day, when I was introduced by a journalist saying that I had been the most well-known, the most famous, Korean in this world, but I had to relinquish the title to PSY and ‘Gangnam Style,’” Ban said. Strutzenberg was also impressed with the jokes. “I was very surprised at his humor and how wellspoken he was. His English was very good. I just think he really engaged the whole audience,” Strutzenberg said. Morris thought Ban was engaging because of the different perspective he brought. “It was interesting hearing someone’s thoughts on world events who is not American. You do not hear that as often,” Morris said. “I saw Jimmy Carter and he was also a world leader, but (Ban) is currently serving as one, so it gives a viewpoint that is more current.” Behling agrees that it was a unique opportunity for students. “He went out of his way to come here, while he is still in office,” Behling said. “He is not campaigning, he is not trying to get re-elected, he is here to share his message and to try to inspire us to help the world as a whole.”
‘Family Guy,’ ‘Ted’ creator campaigns on Obama’s behalf Will Thornton
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Comedian Seth MacFarlane spoke to students and community members Saturday morning about his choice in the upcoming presidential election. MacFarlane, creator of the animated series “Family Guy” and “American Dad,” as well as the summer’s highest-grossing comedy film “Ted,” explained to the crowd his reasoning for voting and campaigning for incumbent President Barack Obama.
“Four years ago, we were losing 800,000 jobs a month,” MacFarlane said, “and then Obama took office. Since then, we’ve gained 5.2 million new jobs across the country, the housing market has stabilized, Ford and GM are turning profits, Pell grants have doubled, we’re out of Iraq and Family Guy cannot write any more jokes about Osama Bin Laden because he’s not around anymore to write jokes about. That’s why we have to cut to Conway Twitty all the time.” MacFarlane, a self-proclaimed champion of gay
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“We need to repeal the diabolicallynamed Defense of Marriage Act because it treats millions of Americans like second-class citizens,” —Seth MacFarlane, comedian
rights, also mentioned the repeal of the “Don’t ask,
don’t tell” policy regarding homosexuality among members of the U.S. military. MacFarlane built upon his stance in favor of gay rights by stating his disapproval of other policies he believes infringes such rights. “We need to repeal the diabolically-named Defense of Marriage Act because it treats millions of Americans like second-class citizens,” MacFarlane said. Finally, MacFarlane addressed the supposed $5 trillion dollar tax cut proposed by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
“Romney is proposing five trillion in tax cuts for the richest Americans,” MacFarlane said, “I’ll tell you one thing, and this is coming from a rich guy, the rich don’t need anyone’s help right now.” Drake campus’s political Democrats organization, Bulldogs for Barack, set up the event with MacFarlane on somewhat short notice. Despite few details having been released to the public about the event until late Thursday and Friday, and a 9 a.m. starting time on Saturday morning, over 40
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students and community members found a seat in Upper Olmsted to listen to what MacFarlane had to say. “The Obama campaign contacted us and told us he was interested in coming here, and that’s all we had to do,” said sophomore international relations major and Bulldogs for Barack member Julianne Klampe. “I think everyone was really excited to see Seth come out here in support of the president, and he cracked a few really funny jokes. He did a really good job.”
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> Lecture - “Battle Tested: Deploying PR for the U.S. Army” > 6:30 p.m. > Meredith 106
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Meet and greet stresses importance of Title IX Ashley Beall
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The women’s basketball One-on-One event on Oct. 11 opened with Provost Deneese Jones speaking about how far women have come since 40 years ago when Title IX was created. “Many years later, this law is still working to ensure gender equity, and its very language offers a promise of access to higher education and the learning environment,” Jones said. Jones later told a story to the crowd called “The Chicken and The Eagle.” The story was about a farmer who found a huge egg. After it hatched, he thought, “What a huge, ugly chicken.” In his mind, it was just another chicken that happened to look funny. But, when a researcher was passing by, the researcher believed it to be an eagle. At first, when he tried a test to see if the eagle would fly it wouldn’t, and he told him, “You are not a chicken, you are an eagle: you were created to fly high,” and the eagle began to fly. After reading the story Jones explained why she told this story. “Well, each one of us must realize and recognize and actualize the eagle in each of us. Let’s take advantage of the journey offered to you through Title IX. Be fierce in pursuing excellence and don’t settle or be deterred by the lack of vision inside of us. Instead be encouraged, only then can you soar as you were created too,” Jones said. After Jones finished with her speech, she was followed by Athletic Director Sandy Hatfield Clubb. She also emphasized the importance of Title IX and how even though women have come so far, there’s still work that needs to be done. “I’m standing here as a female athletic director, one of only 25 in our na-
tion out of 350 universities, so we still have work to do, but without our great
“Each one of us must realize and recognize and actualize the eagle in each of us. Let’s take advantage of the journey offered to you through Title IX. Be fierce in pursuing excellence and don’t settle. — Deneese Jones, Provost
law in place I ensure you I wouldn’t be standing here before you as Athletic Director of Drake University,” Hatfield Clubb said. After the speeches, the players and the academic leader introductions began. Each professor started
off with fun facts about the player, and then the players followed by stating fun facts about the professors. Redshirt sophomore Carly Grenfell revealed that if she could interview anyone, it would be Justin Bieber. The question she would ask him is, “Will you marry me?” The event proved to be a fun way to meet the team. “For students, it was a unique experience to see their peers and their professors talk about their favorite types of music and so on, and I think the way they did it with the dessert reception and keeping it kind of short, they got a lot accomplished,” said Stephanie Viola, director of studentathlete academic success services. With this being the first time the women’s basketball team has ever done something like that, firstyear Head Coach Jennie Barancyzk will continue to bring new ideas to get the
Ashley Beall | staff photographer PROFESSOR LORI BLACHFORD AND SOPHOMORE KYNDAL CLARK speak to the crowd on Oct. 11. Provost Deneese Jones also spoke at the meet and greet. community and students involved with the women’s basketball team. “The faculty really enjoyed it, and I got numerous
notes from faculty saying thank you for allowing them to be a part of it. It was a wonderful way for the community to meet the team,”
Hatfield Clubb said. “I just want to applaud Coach Baranczyk for her leadership on this.”
Brief meeting approves new organization STEM certificate Alec Hamilton
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This past week Student Senate was quick and painless after coming back from fall break. Two motions were put on the floor and reports/ issues were at a minimum. Senate unanimously approved the new organiza-
tion Gamma Iota Sigma, an actuarial science and insurance professional fraternity. There was some concern about whether or not Gamma Iota Sigma would overlap too much with the Drake Actuarial Students Society, but the new organization has a plan in place to differentiate them from DASS, as well as
cooperating with them on some events. Gamma Iota Sigma will be open to actuarial science and finance majors, as well as insurance minors. It is an international organization that offers scholarships to its members and offers networking events and other opportunities. It plans to
Lauren Horsch | editor-in-chief STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT AMANDA LAURENT swears in COLE SCHWARTZ at a recent Student Senate meeting. Schwartz will now serve as first-year senator.
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continue organizing this semester while aiming to start recruitment next semester. Senate agreed to vote on the revisions to its mission statement next week. Sen. Daniel Pfeifle reported that the College of Arts and Sciences will be changing its mission statement to be more in line with Drake University’s. Sen. Ekta Haria reported that if Student Senate decides to implement Zimride, the online ride sharing site, it will save $2,500 right off the bat, and since Drake would be the first school in Iowa to use it, it would also save an additional $2,000 annually. Zimride would replace the paper rideboard located outside of the Student Life Center at the Olmsted Center. Sen. Stephen Slade reported that the academic affairs committee formally approved this winter’s J-term. Faculty Senate sent out a survey to students this past week regarding plus/minus grading and will be discussing it again during its Nov. 15 meeting. Student Senate will be serving dinner at Hubbell Dining Hall this Wednesday from 3:30-7 p.m. Satellite/early voting at Drake will be on Oct. 23 and on-site registration will be available.
to offer new opportunities Kathryn Kriss
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Drake University and the Des Moines Area Community College are bringing a new teaching certification to their Schools of Education. The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Certification, STEM, is a new feature of the schools that administrators are beginning to introduce. Sophomore Alana Linde, a secondary education major with an endorsement in math and business, was actually one of the first to hear about STEM. She learned about it from her dad and researched more about the program for an open-ended class project. She recognized what a good opportunity it presented and was part of the reason she switched her major from business to education. The goal of the program, said Linde, is “to make sure students can fill the fields they need.” She hopes that it will help get more students into traditionally high-need areas, like she sees firsthand in math. Well-rounded teachers means having well-
rounded students, which is the long-term aim of the program. “We really want to make sure students are whole, and have everything,” Linde said. Though the program is still relatively new, it will be put into action when it gains enough momentum. This extra certificate, will not interfere with the regular major schedule and curriculum that must be completed, but it will give students an extra level of proficiency in the math and science fields, helping to make them more marketable after graduation. The program is special in that it allows students to complete it through a combination of DMACC and Drake if needed. They can begin working on the certificate at DMACC, then transfer to Drake, take cross listed courses between the two schools, or complete the certification solely at Drake. Drake is working to spearhead efforts across Iowa to get more math and science in classes, and to do this by getting more students in those majors with certifications.
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National Coming Out day a time to reflect College proves time to accept oneself, reject definition of ‘normal’ The week before fall break marked a turning point in many people’s lives around the country and maybe even a few here on campus. But if you were like me, the week was nothing more than a reason to tie purple ribbons around trees across campus. I was absentminded about the events that were occurring on campus and I didn’t think about even looking into it until I saw a Facebook status from one of my friends, “The only coming out I did today was going outside my apartment to get lunch.” Oct. 11 is National Coming Out Day, a day dedicated to the civil awareness of people with different sexualities other than what society has deemed “normal.” Rainbow Union planned events as part of Coming Out Week here at Drake. On Thursday, students were encouraged to wear purple to demonstrate support for people dealing with accepting themselves as being different and support them to coming out in
a society that still has not upheld their liberties and rights as citizens. However, on the same day that we are supposed to be encouraging people to embrace being different, approximately five people struggling with being gay will commit suicide. The statistics get even more shocking when for every one gay person that actually dies from suicide, 100 had attempted it and failed. Homosexuals are four times more likely to attempt suicide versus a regular heterosexual. So, we could assume that on Oct. 11, 2012, five people struggling with being gay died at their own hand, and 500 people attempted suicide because they couldn’t deal with the struggle of living life while receiving threats, being beaten up or being called names just because they had a different sexuality. My first year here at Drake can be defined as the best experience of my life. Talk about a total change going from high school to col-
lege. I had experienced more than I would have ever imagined. Like actually thinking about myself in a different perspective than how I viewed or conducted myself in high school. First thing that I changed was caring how others saw me, no more did I have to impress the cool
that was written one year before I had even stepped foot on to this campus. In the Relays Edition of The Times-Delphic my first year, I happened to read an article interviewing senior Ryan Price about how writing the paper for his First-Year Seminar was not an easy ‘A.’ Talk
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kids in class and make sure I didn’t fall into the loser category. At college, there are too many things to think about than just judging people. As I started not caring, I also started to stop hiding who I really was. “I am gay.” Those were the first three words in a paper written by Ryan Price, a fellow Drake student, for a school assignment. A paper,
about timing in a person’s life. At this point, I actually started challenging the idea that the only way to be is to be straight. Did you ever have that English teacher in high school who told you that if you use to word “good” in any of your papers, she would deduct a letter grade from whatever score you got? I did. Good is such a
vague word that it describes absolutely nothing. Think about the phrase, “being heterosexual is normal.” Isn’t normal just another word like good? It adds no more justification to the sentence then if it ended in good. Who says it’s normal? Why is it normal? When did people stop liking the idea of being the same? People look for the definition of normal everywhere except the dictionary, and what a shame that is. The definition isn’t located in the Constitution, but people try to interpret it as they see fit. And when the interpretation isn’t what they like, they want to vote out the person who voted on it. While the Bible seems to be a common go to for many people, it really seems like people only use it as a reference for how others should behave and not their own actions. There are more verses in the Bible about being friendly to thy neighbors or not laying a hand on another person than there are about not ly-
ing in the same bed as another man. But, really, if I took the time to debate religion and homosexuality, I would be way over my word count. The true reason I am writing this paper is not to try to convince the “homophobes” that they need to change their views. I can honestly talk to a wall and get further in a discussion. These points were how I found strength to find out who the real me was. My true purpose is the same as National Coming Out Day: I aim to show that there are people out there who understand the struggle and encourage you to accept yourself for who you are. I don’t want to copy Ryan’s ending, but it’s a good ending to a story like this. I am gay.
Netley is a first-year pharmacy major and can be reached at jared.netley@ drake.edu
Letter to the Editor
Consider issues when voting
This election season, President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney debate three times, while Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan face off only once. Two debates between the presidential candidates already occurred, on Oct. 3 and 16, but voters can still watch the final debate live tonight on most major networks. The vice presidential candidates already debated on Oct. 11 — h o w e v e r, h i gh l i gh t s from all debates can be found online. The first debate between Obama and Romney, moderated by Jim Lehrer of PBS, covered domestic policy issues like the economy, government funding, taxes and social issues. Analysts agree that Romney came out with the upper hand, calling Obama’s defensive strategies “passive.” This debate gave Romney a slight edge in the preliminary polls, but the next debate, between vice presidential candidates, leveled the playing field once again.
The V.P. debate, which was moderated by Martha Raddatz of ABC News, began discussing foreign policy issues like the recent attack on the U.S. ambassador in Benghazi, Libya. Ryan used these attacks as a symbol for Obama’s weak foreign policy, but Biden successfully refuted Ryan’s claims and later took the offensive in debating the Ryan/Romney
while the moderator, CNN’s Candy Crowley, facilitated discussion. The CNN political ticker reported that roughly 46 percent of voters who saw the debate favored Obama while only 39 percent favored Romney (about 15 percent remained undecided). The economy proved a popular topic with both candidates outlining their plans for taxation on the middle class. For the still-undecided voter, one deOlivia O’hea bate remains. Formatted the Columnist same as the first debate, the candidates will focus on foreign policy. economic platform. Many When considering both Republicans criticized Biden candidates I urge voters to for his “attitude,” laughing consider the issues, facts and scoffing, calling it rude and plans rather than the and condescending. The ma- demeanor or appearance of jority of analysts, though, the prospective candidates. claimed Joe Biden the “win- More important than whom ner” — he argued forcefully you vote for, however, is and articulated the Demo- that you vote — early votcratic platform well. ing begins on Oct. 23 on the The most recent debate, Pomerantz Stage and elecbetween Obama and Rom- tion day is Nov. 6! ney was done in a town-hall format, meaning undecided O’hea is a first-year LPS and voters could ask the candi- journalism double major and dates questions regarding can be reached at olivia.ohea@ foreign and domestic policy drake.edu
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To the Editor, I want to thank the reporter of the article published Oct. 4 for his thoughtful and generally accurate summary of my lecture. I do feel compelled to write and offer one important correction. The author of this story suggests that my lecture described my hometown as having an “underlying culture of hate” that can be used to examine human rights issues around the world. I do not believe my lecture included any language attributing the problems I described to a
“culture of hate” and regret if anything I said gave that indication. In fact, one of the major themes of my lecture was that the small town in which I grew up — like communities everywhere — is characterized by pluralism of identity and belief. Although I certainly discussed a number of experiences and observations that I characterized as demonstrating the “dark side of community”, I also stressed that cultural practices and beliefs that are viewed by human rights scholars and activists as problematic exist in
a context of families where parents are, following the anthropologist Gerry Mackie’s formulation, “good people who love their children.” Having just returned from my hometown where I travelled to attend my father’s funeral, and where many members of the community reached out to support our family at a very sad time, it is more important than ever to me that this distinction be recognized. Debra DeLeat debra.deleat@drake. edu
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Features Around Des Moines
Irene’s Flower shop flourishes at Drake Students, parents and young professionals attracted to family business Emma Wilson
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Looking for flowers for a special someone? Stop by Irene’s Flowers on 25th Street for a unique arrangement. Irene’s has been a staple in the Drake neighborhood since it first opened in 1956. It was originally called Black’s Flowers and was located on 24th and University. In 1976, it was bought by Irene and moved to the current location, and Linda Waknitz has owned it since 1995. Waknitz’s favorite part of owning a flower shop is the “creative expression of floral design.” She has worked in floral design since high school when she worked at a floral shop in eastern Iowa. She began by delivering flowers and has worked her way up to designing arrangements and eventually owning her own shop. At Irene’s, customers come first, as a family owned business. Each customer is able to get a personalized
design for his or her floral arrangement. Irene’s specializes in contemporary and traditional arrangements and also offers an extensive gift line, including gift baskets. Irene’s offers a large inventory of exotic flowers and “individualized care rather than assembly lines,” which Waknitz says is common in many other floral shops. Though Irene’s is located in a neighborhood that some business owners might avoid, Waknitz says its location has been “more of a benefit than anything else” because her business is able to attract large amounts of Drake students and parents. It also receives lots of customers due to their close proximity to Drake Diner. Crime has not been an issue for the store, and Waknitz enjoys being close to Drake’s campus. In addition to Drake students, Irene’s attracts employees of downtown businesses because of its centralized location. Much
of their clientele fits into the young professional demographic that Des Moines is becoming known for. It deliver throughout the metro area, and many choose the business over nationally owned floral chains as it supports the local economy. Currently, there is not using any social media sites for marketing, but you can find them at their website http:// www.iaflorist.com/. It hope to create a greater online presence in the future. Irene’s offers a 10 percent discount to Drake students when they show their Drake student ID. You can order flowers by stopping in Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., or Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or by calling (515) 650-4420.
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IRENE’S FLOWERS offers unique flower arrangements on 25th Street, close to the Drake campus. Students can get a 10 percent discount when they show their Drake ID.
Around Des Moines
Handmade artwork found specially at From Our Hands
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On a September visit to From Our Hands, a fourfeet-tall, golden-green colored, with sharp and exact edges to replicate a real life praying mantis, stood in the main doorway as intrigued customers walked in. Three weeks later, the giant praying mantis was already getting packed up and ready to be shipped off to the buyer in California. This store could be used for a personal painting room. Or as if the city can been seen through its propped open doors and shiny, transparent windows, but fair enough, From Our Hands is the home of unique art pieces that appeal to just about anyone who comes across its path. It is cozy enough to fit 20 to 30 curious customers throughout the colorful
stacks placed throughout little ceiling light necessary the one level store and can to exhibit the captivating even manage having dangly art. Store owner Ann Harpieces hanging from the ceil- mon, created the store name ing. From Our Hands while walkThe walls are thoroughly ing her Bejan dog. That same displayed with a wide va- relaxed motive has set the riety of ceramic tiles, fused glass and glass tile pieces, and oil and watercolor paintings from talented artists located all around the United States, including a large assortment from the — Ann Harmon, store owner Des Moines area. With the weather, rain or shine, these pieces mirror through the invasively clear mood and vibe of the store. windows that surround the “There was no personal store. Because of the soft meaning behind the name,” light shimmering through Harmon said. the giant windows, there is The appealing pieces
brought into her store exhibit all that needs to be said. They bring the customers back in and wanting more, keeping the atmosphere at a calm and care-free level. As customers stroll in with their everyday, casual attire, they often roam around the store admiring the color and depth of the geometric designed glass tiles on the white walls, unique personality sculptured portrait vases placed on eye level white shelves, and a wide variety of handcrafted jewelry located close to the register on a high glass table, among other pieces of handcrafted artwork. “You’re not going to see
“You’re not going to see these things in the department stores. Everything is handmade. All I sell is handmade, unique items.”
these things in the department stores,” Harmon said. “Everything is handmade. All I sell is handmade, unique items.” Local artist Linda Lewis, 62, is one of few who regularly stop in the store in downtown Des Moines, Iowa’s East Village, at 400 East Locust St. Lewis always calls ahead of time, to show Harmon her new clay sculptures and check out other artist’s pieces. “I’ll call Ann to see if she wants fresh things,” Lewis said. “I’ll make new things that will focus on her sale. She always keeps in touch and gets new pieces out. I make things that are more practical to sell for the customer for each place I sell my pieces. The people are cautious of what they buy with their money in the Midwest.” Harmon offers pieces for just about every type of person, mainly the common
women clientele. There are some high-end items, but most are under $200 and a lot are under $100, Harmon said. Each and every piece is made with its own specific touch and taste. Every piece delivers a certain satisfaction to the buyer and that satisfaction delivers the cheerful environment that drifts throughout the entire store. At first glance, a piece may describe something completely different, unless you take the time to see every remarkable detail the piece possesses. That is why every piece is set at a reasonable price due to labor intensiveness of the artist, and that is what the specialty From Our Hands, gives to the curious customer.
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Rent the Runway, a national website, is making its way onto the Drake University campus. Spearheaded by a campus representative team of junior Lizzy Roque, first-year Tara Williams and sophomore Morgan De Boest, Rent the Runway allows girls to rent high-fashion clothing items straight off the runway at 10 percent of the retail cost. Rent the Runway boasts an impressive collection of formal, semi-formal, business casual, costume pieces and fun going out clothes. You shop online for clothes that fit your budget, style and occasion, order them online, receive them two days before your event and ship them back the day after. The company even sends you two different sizes to ensure that whatever you get fits. Roque, campus manager, is in charge of getting the
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word out and recruiting students for her campus representative team. A member of Rent the Runway for the past few years, she was asked if she wanted to have her own recruitment team for the first time this year. She works to “provide girls on campus with deals and acts as an individual campus link.” While Roque is recruiting, trying to build a bigger team in hopes of building a bigger client base, Williams, the public relations representative, is working on building and maintaining the company reputation on campus. “We’re a really versatile corporation, you can use it for formals, business presentations, weddings, girls night outs. We hope to spread the word about that, and how you can use it for anything, not just formal,” Williams said. Williams is in charge of advertising deals and promotions currently going on. In the next few weeks, Wil-
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liams, Roque and De Boest will be holding their first Facebook event. They plan to take pictures of 10 to 15 girls wearing cute outfits and holding an “I LOVE RENT THE RUNWAY” sign and post the pictures on Facebook. The picture that gets the most likes receives a Rent the Runway coupon. It’s these kinds of discounts that Williams is in charge of passing onto the students. Right now, through the month of October, plugging in the code RENTOCTOBER at checkout can save 20 percent on your order, which is especially useful for girls in need of last-minute Halloween costumes. Rent the Runway does most of their publicity, discounts and deals through their Facebook page and Twitter account, @RTR_ Drake. There are multiple deals online specific to Drake students, best accessed at renttherunway.com/drake.
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Simple decor, great service offered at Jung’s Fast turn-around, low prices ranks this tailor shop as the best Raquel Rivera
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and Jung wanted a better life and education for their two sons. Chaoi learned how to tailor because his friends recommended it to immigrants because they don’t need to know a lot of English, and it’s easy once you get the hang of it. Chaoi said it was the best decision he has ever made, besides marrying his wife, of course. Walking up to the store, it seems like any other ordinary tailoring shop, until
Trying on clothes can be a hassle. But what’s even worse than ruining your hair pulling shirts on and off is when you find those pair of jeans that have just the right amount of stretch in the thighs, give in the waist and perfectly dark sunken wash, but they’re too long. Then comes the question, buy them and cuff them? No, that was so last season. What about just always wearing them with heels? No, the thought of blisters isn’t too pleasing. What about getting them tailored? A lot of tailor shops — Chaoi, JungTailor owner are expensive and always seem to have a turn around date after the day needed. But that’s not the case at the framed award hanging Jung Tailors. Snuggled between a on the wall catches a glimpse restaurant and bike shop, of sunlight — it speaks for sits the family owned tailor itself. The award is for the shop. The store opened Jan. top tailoring service in Des 1, 2004. The owners are Moines in 2010. “I’m not sure why I got from South Korea and have this award,” Chaoi said. “I been married for 27 years afjust come to work and do my ter being high school sweetjob. I like tailoring, it’s somehearts. The store is named after the wife, Jung, and her thing to do.” Though the award says a husband, Chaoi, says that it’s lot about his service, so does named after her because she the presence of his shop. is what led them to America. They both moved to the Chaoi explains himself as a United States because Chaoi simple man, a sentiment ad-
opted by the store’s layout. The walls are a light pink, with delicate flowers in each corner. There are two small wooden desks that have a calendar and pencil on each desk and next to the calendars are big pale colored erasers. Surrounding the walls are racks of plastic wrapped clothing with vanilla tags hanging from the neck of the hanger, with writing on the tags that looks like spirals and lines. “I like simple things that look nice and are easy to change,” Chaoi said, “That’s why I let Jung choose pink for the walls, so I can change it soon. Our store is nothing special.” But what Chaoi doesn’t realize is that since his store opened, there have been nothing but three-star reviews written about his shop online. Sarah Joseph, a banker at Wells Fargo, said the turnaround date for her three pairs of Calvin Klein jeans, each with different stitching, was one week. “I told him it didn’t have to be ready for two weeks, but he said that one week was long enough,” Joseph said. Jung Tailors is located at 5966 Ashworth Road in West Des Moines and is open six days a week. ‘
“I’m not sure why I got this award. I just come to work and do my job. I like tailoring, it’s something to do.”
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JUNG TAILOR (first top) wins top tailoring service award top. MEASUREMENTS (second top) are taken in the simple front room. CHAOI (left) stands next to his latest tailoring clothes left. JUNG TAILOR (above) sits outside strip mall.
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SOPHOMORE DEFENSIVE BACK J.T. TEAGUE (left) leaps to catch the football on Saturday against Marist at Drake Stadium. Teague registered 37 receiving yards. SENIOR WIDE RECEIVER NICK ROSA (right) prepares to catch the football against Pioneer Football League rival Marist on Saturday at Drake Stadium. Rosa recorded 89 receiving yards.
The Great Escape: Drake survives Marist in overtime Taylor Soule
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The Drake football team used a late offensive push to overcome a 24-point deficit en route to a 34-27 overtime win over Marist on Saturday at Drake Stadium. “I’m really fired for our team right now,” head coach Chris Creighton said in a Drake athletics press release. “This was a football and a life lesson. You find yourself in positions where it’s hard to believe, and our football team believed they were going to win. There’s deep power in that.”
Saturday’s victory lifted the first-place Bulldogs to 5-0 in the Pioneer Football League. Marist fell to sixth in the standings and is now 1-3 in PFL competition. Offensive slips plagued Drake early on, and the Bulldogs faced a 27-3 Marist lead late in the third quarter. Then, fifth-year senior quarterback Mike Piatkowski sparked Drake’s offensive spree with a 22-yard touchdown toss to sophomore wide receiver Grahm Butler. The duo of Piatkowski and Butler connected one play later for the two-point conversion. Butler totaled 72 yards.
The Bulldogs continued their offensive blitz thanks to a three-and-out triggered by the Drake defense. Drake charged down the field to close the gap at 27-19 on a 10-yard touchdown run by sophomore running back Gary Scott Jr. Piatkowski completed Drake’s drive with another two-point conversion on a toss to senior wide receiver Joey Orlando. Drake evened the scoreboard at 27-all as Piatkowski connected with Orlando for the touchdown and found senior tight end Kevin Marshall to complete the two-point
conversion. As regulation wound down, Drake gave itself a chance to take the lead. The Bulldog offense reached the 4-yard line before giving freshman kicker Cam Bohnert a 22-yard field goal attempt. With the clock ticking under 10 seconds, Bohnert’s try flew wide right, sealing Drake’s first 2012 overtime. Scott opened overtime with a statement, scoring on a 2-yard run. He registered 90 yards on 19 carries plus two touchdowns on the day. The Bulldog defense capped Saturday’s 34-27 victory with two key sacks
down the home stretch. Fifthyear senior linebacker Tyler Moorehead registered a sack on fourth down to complete Drake’s comeback win. Moorehead’s gutsy sack caught Creighton’s attention. “It’s always a team effort but Tyler Moorehead is one of our leaders,” Creighton said. “I think he got in there and got that sack at the end. He’s another special player, and everyone hears him loud and clear by the way that he plays.” Drake’s late comeback wasn’t Saturday’s only headline, though. Piatkowski continued his record-breaking ways, stretching his total
touchdown tosses to 68 to surpass Ira Vandever. Piatkowski went 34-for-52 with 373 yards. Creighton lauded Piatkowski’s performance. “No one will ever know how good Mike (Piatkowski) is,” Creighton said. “You can look at stats all you want — but given the game that he called — he’s a great quarterback.” The Bulldogs have a bye on Saturday before facing Dayton on Nov. 3 in Dayton, Ohio.
Creighton sweeps Drake ‘Race-fit’ Bulldogs ready Taylor Soule
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The Drake volleyball team fell 3-0 to Creighton on Saturday at the Knapp Center in the team’s annual Dig Pink match, dropping the Bulldogs to 3-18 overall and 2-8 in the Missouri Valley Conference. Creighton dropped Drake by set scores of 25-17, 25-17 and 25-11. Drake narrowed Creighton’s lead to 13-8 in the opening set, but the Bluejays used a Bulldog error to extend the lead to 14-8. Creighton maintained control despite three consecutive Drake kills to shorten the gap at 22-15 and claimed the opening set 25-17.
Freshman middle blocker Cassie Effken evened the second set at six-all thanks to an early kill followed by an ace. The MVC rivals traded momentum until Creighton scored three unanswered points to take a 19-15 lead. Creighton won six of the last eight points to seal its second set victory, 25-17. The Bluejays controlled the third set from beginning to end to complete the 3-0 sweep. Saturday’s rout improved Creighton to 18-3 overall and 9-1 in the MVC, ranking second in the conference behind Northern Iowa. The loss marked Drake’s 11th 3-0 defeat this season. Se-
nior defensive specialist Sarah Madden provided a Drake highlight despite the defeat. Madden registered a matchhigh 24 digs to reach 845 career digs, ranking 10th in program history. Effken recorded seven kills in addition to three digs, three solo blocks, one service ace and one block assist. Senior outside hitter Bentley Mancini tallied seven kills. Senior setter Megan Bober paced the Bluejays’ sweep with a match-high 28 assists plus seven kills and eight digs. The Bulldogs are back in action against Southern Illinois at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Knapp Center.
REDSHIRT JUNIOR DEFENSIVE SPECIALIST SARAH MADDDEN (above) prepares to dig the ball against Creighton on Saturday night at the Knapp Center. Creighton toppled Drake 3-0.
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FRESHMAN SETTER REBECCA BROWN sets the ball against Creighton on Saturday night at the Knapp Center. Brown tallied two kills plus three digs against the Bluejays.
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The Drake women’s and men’s cross country teams concluded their regular season action on Oct. 12 at the Bradley Classic as the Bulldogs gear up for the 2012 Missouri Valley Conference Championships on Oct. 27. Four members of the men’s cross country teams also participated in the NCAA Pre-National Meet on Oct. 13. Junior Brogan Austin, sophomore Conor Wells, fifthyear senior Charlie Lapham and freshman Rob McCann represented the Bulldogs at the Pre-National Meet. Austin led the way for the Bulldogs, finishing in 15th place with a time of 24:41.5. Austin was followed by Lapham in 61st place (24:47.7), Wells in 96th place (25:40.8) and McCann in 99th place (25:41.3). The field included 278 runners. The 8-kilometer race took place at Louisville’s E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park in a preview of next month’s NCAA Championships that will take place at the same venue. Drake did not compete as a team in the unseeded Black flight of the meet. Drake utilized a split squad this weekend with the bulk of the team competing at Bradley on Oct. 12. Despite leading the Bulldogs, Austin was not satisfied with his performance and explained that he has been dealing with a medical condition this season. “To be honest, I was pretty disappointed with how I performed. I just found out that I’m anemic, so I haven’t been racing well all season,” Austin said. “I’ve been low on my hemoglobin levels. So, I’ve been running pretty poorly all year and just found that out a couple days ago, so hopefully we can get that all fixed up and I can run better the rest of the
season. But, otherwise I was pretty disappointed with how I raced at Pre-Nationals.” Austin is looking forward to having a strong showing at the MVC Championships despite the recent news he received. “I’m just having to take supplements to get my blood level back. I backed off the training a little bit, so I’m not taking as much beating,” Austin said. “I’m hoping to bounce back for conference and hopefully, regionals. It’s going to take a while to get back up, but hopefully, it makes a big enough difference by conference so I can compete well enough. I would like to win the MVC (Individuals) again, and I would like to qualify for nationals this year for the first time.” At the Bradley Classic, held at the Newman Golf course in Peoria, Ill., the women’s cross country team finished in 11th place out of a field of 23 teams with a total of 298 points. Illinois State took home the title with a total of 102 points. Despite finishing 11th in the competition, almost every Bulldog ran a personal best. Drake was led by fifth-year senior Kristen Lake who finished in 13th place, clocking in at 21:37. Freshmen Taylor Scholl, Emma Huston and Cassie Aerts followed Lake across the finish line. Scholl finished 39th with a time of 22:02, Huston came in 70th place at 22:36 and Aerts finished in 87th place with a time of 22:50. A shorthanded men’s cross country squad totaled 312 points to claim 13th place out of a field of 18 teams. Southern Illinois recorded 54 points to finish in the top spot. Senior Mike Rodriguez led the way for Drake, finishing in 36th place with a time of 25:29. “It’s kind of hard to judge because we had four of our top guys were running at the Pre-National Meet the next day, so we were shorthanded,”
Rodriguez said. “So, it was a good opportunity to see our team’s depth and kind of see where our middle runners stack up against other teams in the Missouri Valley (Conference).” Sophomore Tyler Nelson had a strong showing as well, placing in 56th place with a time of 25:54. Junior Guy Eckman finished four seconds later, claiming 62nd place. The Bulldogs got the chance to see Southern Illinois for the first time this season, one of the top contenders to claim the MVC title. “One thing that’s really good about the Bradley meet is that it’s our first opportunity to see Southern Illinois. So, it was really good to see where our team stacked up, running on the same course on the same day, so a really good comparison,” Rodriguez said. “But, I thought we did OK. We’ve been a lot better. Some guys certainly had better races than others, but overall, I’d say the results were encouraging, and the meet showed that we’re getting to be a lot more race-fit now.” The men’s and women’s cross country squads were not in action this weekend as they get ready for the MVC Championships that will be held next Saturday, Oct. 27, in Bloomington, Ill. At this point in the season, there’s not much more Drake can do to prepare or train for the conference meet. “There’s an expression in running we use a lot of time called, ‘The hay is in the barn.’ What that means is, when you get a workout, it usually takes about anywhere from 14 to 20 days to get back,” Rodriguez said. “So, at this point in the year, all the main fitness gains we’ve received from previous workouts have pretty much gone. We want our legs to be fresh and ready to run fast, so we do a little less running than usual.”
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Four Bulldogs advance at ITA Central Regional Dominic Johnson
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The Drake men’s tennis team is off to a hot start in the frigid weather of Minnesota this weekend, as the Bulldogs have advanced three singles players and a doubles squad to the ITA Central Regional tournament quarterfinals at the campus of the University of Minnesota this weekend. The ITA Central Regional tournament is comprised of the region’s best players. Schools like Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Tulsa send their best players to the tournament in an effort to earn a bid to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s National Intercollegiate Indoor tournament in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. The champions in the singles and doubles draws earn a place in the elite tournament that takes place at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the site of the U.S. Open. Last season, senior Anis Ghorbel posted the best fall result of his career, as the Bulldog captain reached the final of the singles draw only to come up one match short of New York. This season he looks to take that final step and become a champion, but he isn’t alone. Seniors James McKie and Jean Erasmus, junior Robin Goodman and sophomore Alen Salibasic reached the Round of 32. However, as of Saturday afternoon, Ghorbel, Goodman, Salibasic and the doubles duo of Ghorbel and Erasmus, had all reached the Round of 16. Although a quartet of Drake players have made it to the Round of 16, it was Erasmus who impressed early on for the Bulldogs. In his first tournament after coming back from hernia surgery this summer, Erasmus began competition in the qualifying draw on Thursday against Kevin Keiner of Missouri Valley Conference rival Bradley. Keiner proved to be no trouble at all to the seasoned Erasmus, who dispatched him 6-1, 6-1. Mitch Granger of Western Illinois was Erasmus’ second round
opponent, but the Bulldog advanced to the main draw with a 6-1, 6-3 win. Senior Ryan Drake, sophomore Grant Tesmer and freshman Ben Lott also played in the qualifying draw and won their first round matches, but each fell short in the final round of qualifying. After making the main draw on Friday, Erasmus moved on to the Round of 32 after a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Bradley’s Juan Diego Cuadrado. Saturday morning saw Erasmus go up against the sixth ranked player in the nation and the reigning Big 12 Player of the Year, Costin Paval of Oklahoma. Erasmus took Paval to a first set tiebreaker, but his Sooner opponent would take the breaker by a score of 7-3. Unwearied by the first set, Erasmus continued to battle, but Pavel proved to be too much in the end, as he went on to win 7-6, 7-5. After seeing his level of play falter at some points last season due to injury, Erasmus seems to have his confidence back. “It was a good match, he played the big points a little more consistent than me, but I feel like this was a big confidence booster,” Erasmus said. Fueled by Erasmus’ performance, Ghorbel, McKie, Goodman and Salibasic all upped their level of play to reach the Round of 16. Ghorbel was one of the first players into the final 16, as he advanced after a 6-3, 6-0 win over Lawrence Formentera of Oklahoma on Saturday morning. His 6-1, 6-4 win over Missouri’s Abdul Alawadhi in the first round set up the clash. Ghorbel defeated No. 97 Peerakit Siributwong of Oklahoma 6-4, 6-4 to earn a spot in the quarterfinals. The next Bulldog into the Round of 16 was Goodman, who was coming off a strong performance in the ITA AllAmericans tournament two weeks ago and a first round win over Matt Hagen of in-state rival Iowa. After battling in a tight first set against Mike Nott of Arkansas in the Round of 32, Goodman punched his ticket to
the next round with a 7-6, 6-0 win. Goodman then defeated Minnesota’s Mathieu Froment 6-2, 6-1. Goodman will take on No. 44 Clifford Marsland of Tulsa in the quarterfinals. Like Goodman, McKie was coming off his best ever performance at the ITA All-Americans, and his performance at Regionals started off in similar fashion. After dispatching James Thorp of South Dakota State and only dropping one game, McKie moved on to the Round of 16 with an equally impressive 6-1, 6-1 win over Minnesota’s Ruben Weber. McKie fell to No. 28 Guillermo Alcorta of Oklahoma 6-3, 6-4, bowing out of the tournament. Salibasic was the fourth and final Bulldog to advance to the Round of 16, but his path was the most difficult. In the first round, Salibasic went up against Tulsa’s Alejandro Espejo Sanchez, and the two battled through three close sets with Salibasic triumphing 6-2, 4-6, 6-2. His second round match wasn’t any easier, as Salibasic’s match against Wichita State rival Ruillermo Nicol also went into the deciding third set. After dropping the first set, the Bulldog sophomore would even the match at one set apiece before taking the deciding set 6-2. Salibasic reached the quarterfinals after defeating Minnesota’s Rok Bonin 6-4, 7-6. The No. 59 ranked doubles duo of McKie and Ghorbel has also performed well in the doubles draw of the tournament, as the pairing has reached the Round of 16 after posting an 8-2 victory over South Dakota State and an 8-5 win over Minnesota. The seniors then defeated Grant Ive and Tristan Jackson of Tulsa, the 50th ranked doubles team in the nation, with a 9-7 victory. McKie and Ghorbel will take on Wichita State’s Alvaro Gutierrez and Matheus Pereira in the next round. The Times-Delphic will continue coverage on the ITA Central Regional in Thursday’s issue.
Taylor Townsend represents the next generation of American tennis. With a dangerous lefty serve and topspin-heavy groundstrokes, Townsend’s play mimics serveand-volley legends like Martina Navratilova and Justine Henin. Besides promising play, Townsend boasts the International Tennis Federation’s No. 1 juniors ranking. When the United States Tennis Association withdrew Townsend’s U.S. Open funds in August, though, neither sickness nor injury plagued the 16-year-old sensation. Rather, the USTA withdrew To w n s e n d ’ s funds because she didn’t meet its fitness standards. Female athletes, like Townsend, often bear scrutiny thanks to society’s unrealistic, gender-specific standards. Namely, fans expect female athletes to stay thin and win. Success involves two arenas for female athletes: glamour and game. Photos, for instance, often show female athletes’ glamour but rarely their game. Despite having similar professions, IndyCar drivers Danica Patrick and Tony Kanaan contrast via Google Images. While Patrick sports skimpy get-ups complete with tousled hair and flawless skin, Kanaan sports his (zipped) IndyCar uniform. While Patrick sits atop her car, Kanaan drives his car. Although Patrick’s pin-up photos provide income and exposure, they undermine her authority as a professional
athlete. Patrick’s pin-up photos brand her the “Go Daddy Girl” (referring to her sponsor, godaddy.com) rather than a threat on the racetrack. Ultimately, Kanaan’s athleticism overshadows his appearance while Patrick’s appearance overshadows her athleticism. By sexualizing female athletes, their strength and athleticism receive sparse attention, perpetuating society’s gender-exclusive, unrealistic expectations. The media favor female athletes’ glamour over their game, depreciating their
ciation for Girls and Women in Sport study conducted by the University of Tennessee’s Leslee Fisher, Jenny Withycombe and Tanya Prewitt. “This is to ensure that female athletes’ femininities remain visible while they are displaying ‘masculine’ characteristics (e.g., sweating and battling in the athletic arena),” Fisher, Withycombe and Prewitt write. To combat these inconsistent, unrealistic ideals, the media must highlight female athletes’ fitness over their fashion. Kobe Bryant’s latest duds seldom make headlines, and female athletes Taylor Soule deserve the same treatSports Editor ment from the media. Let’s write about wins, not wardrobes. achievements. When RomaFinally, sportswriters and nian tennis star Simona Halep fans alike must accept and reunderwent breast reduction spect the myriad shapes and surgery in 2009, headline af- sizes that personify winners — ter headline promised ‘Before’ like Townsend. After the USTA and ‘After’ photos. Halep’s defunded her U.S. Open trip makeover sidelined her six- in August, Townsend played year professional tennis career, anyway thanks to her mother’s temporarily overshadowing generosity. Despite her supher French Open results. By fa- posedly unfit figure, Townsend voring female athletes’ figures, claimed her third junior Grand the media trivializes female Slam doubles title with fellow athletes’ feats. up-and-coming American GaMoreover, society’s stan- brielle Andrews. The USTA latdards thwart female athletes’ er reimbursed Townsend’s U.S. confidence by upholding in- Open expenses and finally apconsistent, unrealistic ideals: plauded her strong, fit figure. fans expect thin and feminine, but strong and powerful female athletes. For example, to balance femininity and athleticism per society’s standards, Soule is a sophomore newssome female athletes apply internet and writing double makeup before competition, major and can be reached at according to a National Asso- firstname.lastname@example.org
Coming Up at Drake OCT. 25 Women’s Soccer vs. Illinois State 6 p.m.
OCT. 27 Men’s Soccer vs. Evansville 7 p.m.
OCT. 27 Volleyball vs. Evansville 7 p.m.
NOV. 02 Women’s Basketball vs. Quincy 7:05 p.m.
NOV. 03 Men’s Basketball vs. Southwest Baptist 7:05 p.m.
NOV. 07 Women’s Basketball vs. Upper Iowa 7:05 p.m.
NOV. 09 Volleyball vs. Illinois State 7 p.m.
NOV. 10 Football vs. Butler 1 p.m.
NOV. 10 Volleyball vs. Indiana State 7 p.m.
Players test limitations through intramurals competition This week marks the end of intramural volleyball season. Our champions have pulled away from the pack and have received their coveted T-shirts. So far, Soapy Dirth, Phi Delta Chi and Kappa Psi have been the first volleyball winners. These teams truly understand the saying on the back of their shirts: “We’re kind of a big deal.” Those of you non-intramural athletes might be thinking, “Kind of a big deal? You are playing for a T-shirt.” Players get more from intramurals than just a T-shirt. Players learn more about themselves and their limitations. Now, before you readers roll your eyes and put the paper down, bear with me. This is not as ridiculous as it sounds.
My first example came courtesy of SAE versus Theta Chi. There is no way to describe Friday’s football games other than miserable. Rain and almost freezing temperatures set the scene for the playoff rematch. As all you knowledgeable athletes know, if you are not signed up on IM leagues before playoffs, you cannot play. Due to an unfortunate miscommunication between captain and players, one player from each team had to sit out. Now, most logical people would pack up their stuff and get out of the freezing rain. Not these players. They stayed the entire game to support their teammates. It is also important to note that both of these players were wearing shorts. One of the players was lucky
enough to have a winter hat. Only one word can be used to describe what I witnessed this Friday: dedication. Intramurals show players how far they are
old. Twenty-two might be considered the prime of youth, according to many adults. However, upperclassmen learn a valuable lesson about youth
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willing to go to support their teams. With no more incentive than a T-shirt, players sacrifice their bodies for their teams. Intramurals also teach players their limitations. Twenty-two does not seem
during intramurals. Beware of first-years. First-years come out of high school at a peak of athleticism. Even diligent upperclassmen cannot keep up with the physical workouts of first-years. Intramurals can
be a rude awakening reminding upperclassmen that they are not as physically fit as they were four years ago. However, instead of focusing on the fact that upperclassmen are feeling their limitations, it allows them to make a new discovery: recruit first-years. There is no downside to having a mix of ages on a team. Experienced seniors can teach the rules of intramurals to younger students, and younger students can pick up the slack from upperclassmen. In that way, intramurals helps cooperative learning amongst students of all ages. Before I wish you all luck with playoffs, just a quick reminder as we approach basketball season. One of the most commonly argued rules in in-
tramural basketball is an overthe-back foul. There is no overthe-back call in intramurals. If a foul is committed, it is called a push. The reason behind this is because of the very obvious height differences among players. Over-the-back would be called constantly if there was an uneven matchup between a short person and a tall person. Our goal is to have you play an enjoyable game without having to make calls all the time. On that note, stay safe and play ball!
Barry is a junior radiotelevision and secondary education double major and can be reached at joan.barry@ drake.edu
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Professional soccer hopes motivate Gallagher Taylor Soule
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When five-year-old Rich Gallagher joined the American Youth Soccer Organization nearly two decades ago, he scored goal after goal after goal. Today, though, the redshirt junior Gallagher stops goal after goal after goal. “I started out as a forward, and I actually was scoring so many goals that they moved me to goalkeeper,” Gallagher said. “That’s why I play goalkeeper now.” After bidding his scoring sprees farewell, Gallagher settled into his goalkeeping role. He hasn’t looked back since. Gallagher improved his fitness after seeing limited action in 2011, and a “transformed” Gallagher arrived with the 2012 campaign. “He transformed his body. He’s not the guy he was when he came in here as a freshman,” said Drake head coach Sean Holmes. “It’s a good lesson for all our players that hard work has paid off.” Gallagher’s 2012 statistics likewise show his transformation. He boasts 97 saves
on the season plus a Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week nod. Amid his best campaign yet, Major League Soccer hopes motivate Gallagher. “I hope to continue playing after college, and that’s what keeps me motivated every single day to train hard and to get better every day,” Gallagher said. “I want to play pro. It’s a possibility. Of course the chances are slim, but that’s what pushes me every day.” After graduation, Gallagher looks to trade his Drake uniform for a Chicago Fire uniform. Before Gallagher dons Chicago Fire gear, though, leading the Bulldogs tops his to-do list. “I’m always trying to hold people accountable and responsible for their roles and what positions they play,” Gallagher said. “I think that’s what kind of leadership I’m trying to set for the younger guys. I think they can always take that forward. Keeping guys accountable, trying to make everyone better, every single practice session.” The Bulldogs’ 2012 campaign opened with a challeng-
ing non-conference schedule that featured six straight matches on the road. Despite Drake falling to 1-8-2 against non-conference foes, Gallagher remained optimistic. “It was tough, as a goalkeeper, to stay positive and stay confident because we got scored on so many times,” Gallagher said. “But I knew that everyone was working hard, and I have to work just as hard or even more because the guys are counting on me. I stayed confident through all of that.” Since completing that tough non-conference stretch, the Bulldogs boast a 3-1-3 ledger, including their Sept. 29 0-0 tie against then No. 12 Creighton. Before the State Farm MVC Championship opens on Nov. 7 in Peoria, Ill., Gallagher and the Bulldogs look to finish with back-to-back MVC victories. Drake takes on Evansville at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Cownie Soccer Complex. The Bulldogs face Missouri State on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. in Springfield, Mo. Though the MVC’s deep field poses several offensive
threats, Gallagher’s defensive skill encourages Holmes. “I think he can keep the shutouts going and realizes that we’re not a high-scoring, big-gunning team this year,” Holmes said. “We just want to be in games, and he has to be really strong in the back.” Gallagher echoed Holmes’ MVC shutout quest. “The last games that we have are all Missouri Valley Conference, so I expect us to get shutouts and win all of these games,” Gallagher said. “We really want to be champions, and that’s the whole goal. If we’re not champions of the Missouri Valley Conference, I don’t think we will have accomplished what we wanted to do.” With MVC and MLS aspirations in mind, a single motto guides Gallagher. “It’s definitely a mental position, being a goalkeeper, and I think you just have to keep looking forward,” Gallagher said. “If you look in your rearview mirror instead of looking forward, you can’t get past what’s already happened and move forward and help the team get better.”
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REDSHIRT JUNIOR GOALKEEPER RICH GALLAGHER hopes to play soccer professionally after he graduates from Drake.
Golden goal lifts SIU Edwardsville over Drake Eduardo Tamez Zamarripa Copy Editor eduardo.tamezzamarripa@ drake.edu
The Drake men’s soccer squad fell in overtime to SIU Edwardsville 2-1 on Saturday night, marking the second consecutive conference overtime loss for the Bulldogs. The Cougars found the back of the net at the 12:20 mark to take a 1-0 lead into the break. Drake evened up the score at the 54:07 mark thanks to junior Addison
Eck’s fifth goal of the season. The score remained tied until Jared Tejada broke through for the Cougars in the first overtime session, ending the game at the 95:20 mark with his golden goal. “I’m quite proud of our young team as SIU Edwardsville celebrated the graduation of eight starters tonight on Senior Night, and I thought we were every bit as good as them for long stretches of the game,” said head coach Sean Holmes in a Drake athletics press re-
lease. “To lose to a team on the road that came into the week ranked No. 23 in the RPI, there is no shame.” With the loss, Drake fell to 4-10-3 overall and 1-2-1 in Missouri Valley Conference play, while SIU Edwardsville improved to 11-5 overall and 3-2 in the MVC. After winning three consecutive matches, the Bulldogs have now dropped three straight. Drake struggled to control the tempo of the match in the first half, with SIU Edwardsville dominating
the early stages of the game. The Cougars garnered an 8-6 shot advantage in the first half. “We were overwhelmed at moments to start the game, and the goal they scored was reflective of the advantage they had over us in the opening minutes,” Holmes said. “We came into the game a little more as the half progressed and it was in the second half that we came into our own.” Drake evened the match early in the second half, but
lost control of the match heading into the overtime period. The Bulldogs were outshot 11-6 in the second half. “In the last fifteen minutes of the game they grabbed hold of the contest again and perhaps were a little more mature than we were,” Holmes said. “In overtime, we failed to capitalize and get some sort of points on the night.” The Cougars finished the match with a 21-12 shot advantage. Eck recorded a
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game-high four shots for the Bulldogs, and junior Bryan Jantsch was credited with the assist on the game-tying goal. Redshirt junior goalkeeper Rich Gallagher recorded eight saves for the Bulldogs. After a two-game road trip, the Bulldogs will return to Cownie Soccer Complex to take on Evansville on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. Drake will close its regular season action when it takes on Missouri State on the road on Friday, Nov. 2.
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