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Wednesday October 22, 2014

Campus Calendar Wednesday “Spine Health for Musicians” 3-4 p.m. Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center Lorentzen Student Hatchery Information Session 4:30-5:30 p.m. Aliber Hall, third floor Homecoming Carnival 5-7 p.m. Parent’s Hall

Thursday Powderpuff Football Game 3-6 p.m. Club Fields

Friday Humanities Colloquium 3:30-5 p.m. Medbury Honors Lounge Student Theater Showcase 7:30-9:30 p.m. Harmon Fine Arts Center, Studio 55 Friday Floats 2-4 p.m. Pomerantz Stage Free Movie Friday: “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Lucy” 9 p.m. Sussman Theater

Saturday 2014 Project Bulldog Competition 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Aliber 101 SAB Tailgating 11:30 a.m. Drake Stadium Tyler Hilton and Olivia Millershun in Concert 7 p.m. Helmick Commons

Inside News

Catch up on Drake University’s presidential search PAGE 2

Opinions Learn do’s and don’ts of first dates in “He Said/She Said” PAGE 6

Features Read more about gluten-free dining options at Hubbell PAGE 9

Sports Drake Athletics earns all conference academic award PAGE 10

Campus Crime


Student arrested and charged Curriculum

Courtney Fishman


Drake University first-year Michael Crisp was arrested and charged with first-degree harassment after threatening messages were posted on Yik Yak Thursday afternoon. Crisp posted bond after his arrest at approximately 3 a.m. Friday morning by the Des Moines Police Department. Sgt. Jason Halifax said Crisp has yet to see a judge and is scheduled to appear at Polk County District Court Monday. Contacted at his home in Kansas City, Missouri, Crisp originally declined to comment on the advice of his attorney. Scott Law, director of Campus Public Safety (DPS), said students were the biggest resource to help resolve this case. “Students wanted to supply us with as much information they could get their hands on to help us determine if it was an actual threat or if someone was just fooling around,” Law said. Within 20 minutes of the post, Law said he received between 15 and 25 calls from concerned students. But it wasn’t until later that DPS received a screen capture of the post. A police report says Crisp admitted to posting the threat. The online threats included that “Columbine will look like child’s play compared to what I’m going to do,” and that the poster had access to “top-tier guns.” In accordance with The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which limits the release of student’s protected information to a third party, Dean of Students Sentwali Bakari only spoke about general consequences for threatening social media posts. “Something of this nature could certainly lead to suspension or expulsion,” Bakari said. “Something like this could also have police implications. We will certainly work in cooperation with the police department, or the FBI or any law enforcement to try and resolve this situation.” Under the Iowa Code section 708.7, harassment in the first degree is considered an aggravated misdemeanor. This could result in up to two years in jail and a fine ranging from $625 to $6,250. At 1:19 p.m. Thursday someone who identified as Michael Crisp responded to a student’s post about the Yik Yak threats on the “Drake University Student Senate: Student Services” Facebook page. “Some idiot posted a Yak about shooting up the school worse than Columbine. Unfortunately I doubt they’ll be able to find

the dumbass,” and “Indeed. Anonymity tends to bring out the stupid in people,” were two of comments. When contacted about the Facebook comment, Crisp said “I was scared and in denial,” via text message Monday night. Students reacted in different ways about the potential threat to campus, said Student Body President Joey Gale. “I had students coming to me, telling me their parents told them not to go to class that day, and they emailed their professors, and that was understandable,” Gale said. “I had some students approach me and say, ‘Is this a joke? Who posted this? Why is the university overreacting?’” The anonymous social media app launched in November 2013 has faced harsh criticism from school officials nationwide. Gale expressed his concerns in a Times-Delphic column published on Sept. 24. Other universities have also experienced threatening Yaks on their campuses. Twenty-year-old Penn State student Jong Seong Him was arrested after a threatening Yak was sent Oct. 12. The Daily Collegian reported that Him was charged with “misdemeanor counts of terroristic threats and disorderly conduct.” Last Thursday, a student from Delevan High School in Delevan, Wisconsin was taken into custody after a threatening Yak. NBC affiliate TMJ Channel 4 said the school went on lockdown for 20 minutes. Yik Yak was also blocked on the high school’s network. Both Bakari and Gale said there has not been discussion about blocking the app from the Drake

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network. The campus was not put on lockdown last Thursday, but Law said it was under consideration and ultimately vetoed. Gale expressed his concerns for the student who posted the threatening Yak. “I personally don’t think I’m worried about an actual incident, I am worried about the student’s well-being,” Gale said. “Making sure he is working with the health center, making sure he is working with the dean of students, to make sure he is OK and to make sure Drake is still a safe environment for him.” The arrest of Crisp has some students questioning the anonymity of the app. “I think this whole incident has been a pretty good wake-up call for Drake students to recognize that the university is monitoring this app and that what you say, I guess, can come back to you,” Gale said. “It isn’t fully anonymous as many may think.”

FACEBOOK COMMENTS reveal Crisp’s early invovement in the campus conversation.

Campus News

Drake under federal investigation Sarah Grossman

News Editor

On Oct. 16, President David Maxwell sent out an email to the Drake University community informing students and faculty that the university’s handling of a sexual assault case is under review. “First of all, it’s a case. Beyond that, I can’t say anything. We are cooperating fully with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights to do everything we can for this investigation,” Maxwell said. Drake is currently one of 85 schools under federal investigation for their handling of sexual assault cases, according to the Huffington Post. Typically, these investigations end with a university’s compliance to refocus on sexual assault and gender-based violence. If not, it is possible for a school to lose federal



funding. However, this has never happened. Drake, in recent years, has introduced various programs to aid and educate students about sexual assault. The Violence Intervention Partner (VIP) support service is a phone service available 24 hours a day and is run by students. Students explain to victims their legal options and provide emotional support after an assault occurs. Drake has its own coordinator for sexual violence response and healthy relationship promotion, Alysa Mozak. Mozak was restricted from commenting on the case. According to Scott Law, director of Campus Public Safety, there are processes in place for sexual assault cases. “Students have a right to make an anonymous report. They can make a report through Alysa Mozak or through the dean of students. They can walk into Public Safety or the Des Moines

Police office,” Law said. At this point in time, Public Safety has only received one report of sexual assault this year. The dean of students received five complaints for the 2013-2014 academic year. Josh Mascharka, a junior rhetoric and study of culture and society double major, believes Drake is not drawing enough attention to sexual assaults. “(Reports) are not talked about. You don’t hear about it,” Mascharka said. Although Drake is facing investigation and these concerns exist, Maxwell holds firm that sexual assault is not tolerated at Drake. “We will do all we can to support victims in those awful times it does happen,” Maxwell said. “If and when it happens, we will do our best to respond in a way consistent with our policies in place.”

Future curriculum changes highlighted Thursday’s Drake University Student Senate meeting. Sen. Olivia O’Hea and Treasurer Kevin Maisto spoke on curriculum changes that Drake will experience in the next few years. Both O’Hea and Maisto are part of a committee of 13 students, administration and staff representing each college at Drake, headed by Sandra Henry of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. It has already been decided that the core, areas of inquiry, AOI, based curriculum will change at some point in approximately two to three years, the finer details still need to be pinpointed. The committee will report on what it believes the plan of action should be to an executive board in November, with a final, definitive model to be prepared by March 2015. What is known for certain is that the AOI system will be removed from Drake’s curriculum. There are two general plans that were laid out, one of which will likely be selected as the new Drake curriculum. The first is the integrated core. This plan would require a yearlong First-Year Seminar opposed to the current one-semester FYS. Subsequent years will then require students to take interdisciplinary classes, moving to more focused classes in the sophomore and junior years, finishing with a senior capstone. The main goal of this potential curriculum is to add depth to the classes, rather than having scattered learning across the board. The second proposed plan is the Majors/Minors model, where every student would be required to have three majors or minors, divvied up as the student sees fit. A minor would only be about 12 credits to complete and each minor must be in a different field other than the other majors or minors. This plan aims to foster the interdisciplinary atmosphere that liberal arts colleges are based on. Later in the meeting, the Senate voted to allocate an additional $1,500 to the Students For Justice in Palestine club in order to help cover expenses for an advocacy trip. The money will be spent on flights for the group. A reimbursement of nearly $1,000 will be returned to the Senate if all goes well. The Senate also discussed plans for several Senate members who met with Drake’s Board of Trustees the next day, Oct. 17. Those meeting with the Board were focused on relaying the Senate’s plan for the year and goals outlined in the Senate 60. Vice President Josh Duden’s tip of the week was “Be careful of what you say,” in regards to the recent violent threat made on the Yik Yak app and responses to it on other social media. Dean Sentwali Bakari replied to this, saying that security on campus had been increased until the issue was resolved. On a lighter note, 12 more doors are set to open on campus in early November, including several in Olmsted, making access to the campus hub easier. Oct. 16 was also National Boss Appreciation Day, so President Joey Gale presented Dean of Students Sentwali Bakari with a signed card from Senate. “I don’t consider myself a boss,” Bakari said with a laugh, saying he considers all those he works with colleagues, including the Student Senate.




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News Politics

Students represent political candidates on campus

STUDENTS CECELIA PANELLA AND RUSSELL WHITE gain experience through work with Bruce Braley’s campaign JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR Adam Rogan

Staff Writer

With Election Day just around the corner on Nov. 4, Drake students are getting involved and passionate about politics. From motivating classmates to vote to working with political parties and the candidates, students are finding ways to participate in the election process. Students are directly getting involved with internships. Russell

White, a first-year politics major, is already interning for Bruce Braley’s campaign and gaining experience and knowledge regarding the political process. “You just gain a lot of new perspective to the whole entire voting process and it’s really kind of enlightening …. You gain experience, insight, perspective and you also make a lot of connections and those connections are both meaningful in the professional sense, but also socially,” White said. Junior Cecelia Panella has been involved in politics since high

school, working with campaigns for an Illinois State Senator and Governor candidate. She is also interning for Bruce Braley. Panella said she has learned a few lessons from this experience. “It’s not an internship where you’re furthering yourself,” Panella said. “You’re furthering the greater good.” Jacob Hession, a sophomore, interned for Mark Jacobs during the primaries and now works with Victory, an organization he described as “the grassroots extension of the Republican National Committee.” His participation shows more ways to become involved in the election season. All three interns have similar roles in their posts. Panella said that it is a lot of “leg work,” both literally and figuratively. Panella said she survives off energy drinks and Chipotle. Hession says much of his work is making phone calls a couple times a week with Victory, while White’s work covers a broader scale of duties. Working five days a week, White’s job includes multiple tasks.

Hession said he has no plans to pursue a career in politics, but does what he does because he enjoys it. “It’s an interesting way to stay involved and really contribute to something important,” Hession said. “And it’s pretty exciting. Politics is fun, it’s interesting, … (and it) matters. For me it’s mostly personal satisfaction.” While Panella went out and applied for her positions, both White and Hession were sought out for theirs. White signed up for Drake Democrats at the student activities fair and was later contacted with the offer. A friend of Hession’s referred him. Although many internships are unpaid, that does not mean that the benefits are lacking. “I met cool people and great networking opportunities. It was definitely a positive experience,” Hession said. “You gain a lot of insight as to the entire process of campaigning,” White said. White has also gained a greater appreciation for this system through his work. “It makes you appreciate the

kind of freedom we have when it comes to voting in people as your officials,” White said. “Compared to some other countries that don’t have that — it’s really something great.”

JACOB HESSION worked for Mark Jacobs in the primaries. SARAH GROSSMAN | NEWS EDITOR

Campus News

Committees, Board of Trustees to decide on replacement Courtney Fishman


The search to find President David Maxwell’s replacement is well underway with intentions of hiring his successor by the end of this semester. After Maxwell publicly announced his retirement in a campus-wide email in March, two committees, the university campus committee and the nominating committee of the Board of Trustees, were appointed to begin the search. “You’re looking for someone with an advanced degree, preferably a PH.D, although it’s not required, that’s the preference,” said AGB Search consultant Jamie Ferrare. “We wanted folks who had administrative experience at a high level, for a college or university, or had very successful business experience. Those were the general characteristics we were looking for.” AGB was hired in May to assist with the search and to help advertise the opening position. The pool started with 75 to 80 candidates, said David Miles, chair of the nominating committee. “Since Labor Day we’ve narrowed the list,” Miles said. I would say that eight to 10 range is where we are at this point.” The Drake University charter outlines how committees are formed, who’s on the committees and how the procedures take place. According to the charter,

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the campus committee is the first to evaluate candidates and make a recommendation to the nominating committee. The nominating committee then weeds through the candidates until they recommend a successor to the Board of Trustees to vote on. “We liked when we saw people who had worked at a couple of institutions, and had a variety of experience,” said David Wright, university campus committee member and associate dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. “When you’re just at one place it’s very hard to say how you would adapt to the Drake Culture.”

“We liked when we saw people who had worked at a couple of institutions, and had a variety of experience. When you’re just at one place it’s very hard to say how you would adapt to the Drake Culture.” — David Wright, Drake professor

In order to protect candidates, an open forum was eliminated from the selection process, and has created some backlash among students, faculty and staff. “I hope that once folks look

into the process and reflect on how it’s been conducted that they will come to believe, as we do, that all of the constituency in the Drake community have been well represented,” Miles said. Wright was more hesitant about not opening up the decisionmaking process to the entire campus. “I intend to go back to the board in the spring, after the search is over, and ask for a change in the charter,” Wright said. “If in the future we’re not going to have the open forums, and candidates aren’t going to be exposed to all campus, I think there needs to be broader committee participation and representation.” Diversity is key for both a selection committee and Maxwell’s predecessor according to Wright. “There is rich diversity in terms of women are in this pool, minorities are in this pool, which is a very positive thing,” Wright said. However, the importance of diversity is not reflected in the university campus committee. “Right now we don’t have any representatives from law, pharmacy or education, and that’s really unfortunate, Wright said. “I really expect to go back to the board, and see if we need to go back to the charter and change it. DRAKE PRESIDENT DAVID MAXWELL will retire after the 2015 spring semester, completing16 years as president. JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR

Bone marrow registry to come to Drake Various campus organizations involved in philanthropy Sarah Grossman

News Editor

Drake University has many students active in philanthropy. Students within various organizations: the National Community Pharmacists Association, Sigma Chi, Drake Secular Legal Society and Phi Delta Chi, are planning an event to test students on their ability to donate bone marrow. “This is just a cotton swab to determine if you’re eligible or not,” said Stephanie Tesch a P3 pharmacy student. Speakers, Colleen Reardon, donor services program manager and Jen Witt, care coordinator at the John Stoddard Cancer Center

at Unity Point Medical Center, will speak on the event in Harvey Ingham at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 30. The bone marrow registry will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 31 in the Olmsted breezeway and on Pomerantz Stage. “It’s something that we are trying to get campus involved in … It’s awesome to be able to do that for someone else,” Tesch said. Bone marrow supports blood cell function and helps strengthen the immune system through lymphocyte creation. Elena Dietz, sophomore international business and marketing double major, donated almost seven weeks ago and suggests that students do the same. “I signed up to be on the


registry last November, and I kind of did because I thought it was the right thing to do,” Dietz said. David Book a P3 pharmacy major is helping to plan this event. He is active in the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA). “This year we sort of jumped the gun on it, and we wanted to make it a campus-wide event. I started learning more about bone marrow donations in general,” Book said. “I really thought it would be a great event to put together for campus as it is life altering and something that people need help with. It is life saving.” Dietz described the process from her own experience. “They give you medicine beforehand. It’s so easy that it just

blows my mind that people think it’s this hard thing,” Dietz said. “Even for me, I went through an actual surgery. It was super easy. Not painful at all. It was awesome and the people are so nice.” Along with receiving full compensation for gas, prescriptions, parking, meals and hotel, Dietz said her experience was a good one. “I was super cold in the hospital, and four nurses come in with heated blankets. They take good care of you,” Dietz said. A year from the day she contributed, Dietz will be able to meet the baby boy she donated to along with his family if both Dietz and the family consent. Dietz said she is so happy to have donated bone marrow.

“This is going to sound so cheesy, but this has probably been one of the best experiences of my life,” Dietz said. “Even though I don’t know this little guy, I worry about him every day. To love somebody that you don’t even know is just incredible.” Book hopes students participate in the event. “I can’t beat that, but I just hope we get a lot of participants because it has the potential to save lives … You never know who is going to be that perfect match,” Book said. “It doesn’t take a huge commitment, but it can make a very large difference.”




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Race for governor winds down Candidates for Governor Kate Havens

Staff Writer

Election day is less than two weeks away, and the race for Iowa’s Governor is winding down. There are five declared candidates running. Jack Hatch (D), Jonathan Narcisse (Iowa Party), Lee Hieb (Libertarian), Jim Hennager (New Independent) and current governor Terry Branstad (R). Although there are five candidates to choose from, Branstad and State Senator Hatch are the two candidates fighting for the seat. If Branstad is re-elected, he will become the longest serving governor in American history. Branstad is pro-life, believes in the right to keep and bear arms, does not support gay marriage and has played a big role in education reform and economic development. If re-elected, “Branstad will continue his hands-on leadership approach in attracting new


businesses and encouraging expansion of existing Iowa businesses in order to provide higher incomes and exceptional job opportunities for Iowans,” according to his campaign website. Jack Hatch, if elected, plans to increase the minimum wage, boost small businesses and make college and health care more affordable. He supports gay marriage and would likely attempt to expand marijuana laws. Hatch has a long history in Iowa legislation and is the presiding chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Budget Subcommittee. “Jack has written some of the most significant legislation of the past three decades in Iowa,” according to his campaign website. Professor of politics and Associate Provost Arthur Sanders pinpoints what this race is really coming down to. “In the Governor’s race, both Branstad and Hatch think that economic growth is the key to

Iowa’s future, but Branstad wants lower taxes across the board, likely to benefit the wealthy. Hatch wants to target tax cuts to the middle class, providing fewer, if any, benefits for the wealthy,” Sanders said. Branstad has been a popular incumbent and has been leading in the polls throughout the entirety of the election. His lead has continually increased in all demographics. A popular incumbent makes it hard for the opposition to raise money and gain support, so Hatch has had trouble matching Branstad’s spending. Branstad’s running partner for lieutenant governor is Kim Reynolds. Hatch’s partner is Monica Vernon. Both candidates attended Drake University. More specific information on both candidates can be found at and



Candidates for Iowa’s Third Congressional District

Candidates run for open House seat Kate Havens

Staff Writer

With Congressman Tom Lathan retiring, Iowa’s Third Congresstional District seat is up for grabs. Staci Appel (D) and David Young (R) are locked in a tight battle for Lathan’s seat

in the United States’ House of Representatives. Appel is pro-choice, supports same-sex marriage, the Affordable Care Act, increased border security and is a proponent of background checks when purchasing a gun. She would be willing to raise taxes, especially for the wealthy and fund social

programs. Appel last served as the assistant majority leader in the Iowa Senate. She previously was a financial consultant. If elected, Appel would be the first woman from Iowa elected to the House. In contrast, Young believes in holding the government accountable, a balanced budget,

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DAVID YOUNG, REPUBLICAN and he would oppose actions to cut back on carbon emissions as a way of controlling climate change. Young is Sen. Charles Grassley’s former chief-of-staff. He also graduated from Drake. Many Drake students have gotten involved with the election season. Both Drake Democrats and College Republicans had opportunities to help support the different parties and their candidates. Junior law, politics and society, rhetoric and politics triple major and Vice President of Drake Democrats Bri Steirer is a politically active student. She has worked with Staci Appel’s campaign since last January, leaving her informed on where Appel stands on various issues. “She worked across the aisle to pass common sense legislation like the texting while driving ban and the smoking ban,” Steirer said. “If elected to go to Washington, she will be able to do the same kind of thing ... work for Iowans and work across the aisle.” Professor of Politics and Assistant Provost Arthur Sanders gave a straightforward response to what really matters for Iowa and what it will mean for Iowa if one candidate beats the other. “Honestly, not much. The Republicans are going to control the House whether Young or Appel wins. If Young wins, they have one more vote, but their agenda will not be changed whether Young or Appel wins,” Sanders said. Without an incumbent, this race is much tighter. According to, Young leads Appel 46 percent to 42 percent. Election day is Nov. 4. President of College Republicans and Politics and public relations major sophomore Jack Hellie stressed the importance of students voting. “It is absolutely necessary that students vote, even if you do not feel as though your college or major is not particularly politically active. For example, pharmacy students should look at the candidates and see what each of their views on the future of healthcare is, because it will affect their future job,” Hellie said. Steirer agrees with Hellie. “If it affects you, you should care about it,” Steirer said.


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Cheap, easy holiday costumes Get in the fall spirit Halloween sparks creative projects with these festive treats With Halloween around the corner, everyone is trying to think of the best costume ideas. However, with packed schedules and only $20 in our pockets, this task is easier said than done. So with the help of Google and some “Pinspiration,” here are some quick, simple ideas that can be done with pieces found in your dorm, Walgreens or thrift stores in a pinch. Let’s pop some tags. Timeless Classics Toga/Greek God: Because everyone has sheets. Cowgirl/boy: Flannel, boots, bandana and a hat. If you own at least two of these four items you can get away with it. Risky Business: Oversized dress shirt and tube socks. Plus, no pants. Hawaiian Tourist: I’m just assuming most people already have Hawaiian shirts and lei. If not, they’re always in stock at Goodwill.

Sexy Scandalous schoolgirl: Kneehigh socks, clogs, short skirt, collared shirt. Add in a tie for good measure. Walk of shame: Take raunchy to the next level with leggings, an oversized dress shirt and skyhigh teased sex hair. (Not to be confused with “Risky Business”). Peacock: Get creative with this

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gem by gluing blue feathers to an old tank top. Add leggings and awesome shoes to complete the look. Humorous Sexy sheet ghost: The classic sheet ghost look, just with a bra and underwear over it. Bag of jellybeans: Cut holes in a clear trash bag for arms and legs. Fill with blown up balloons and secure around neck with ribbon.

Couples Tarzan and Jane: You don’t have to wear much… Dora and Diego: T-shirt, shorts, sneakers and your trusty back pack and map. Or just be adorable. Katniss and Peeta: This is simple because you most likely already have clothing to fit these characters. Edgy jackets, skinny jeans and combat boots. Or to fluff it up a bit, Peeta can go the bread boy route and wear an apron. Props to those who go all-out with wet suits and the District 12 emblem. Loofah and hobo: Maybe the loofah idea is a little old now, but you have to admit this couple idea is stellar. Celebs There is a platinum blond wig at Walgreens that can be… …Dyed blue for Katy Perry: Cover a skimpy outfit in colorful candy wrappers to portray her

ever-famous “California Gurls” look …Teased for Kesha: Wear heavy metallic eye makeup and look trashy. …As is for Lady Gaga: Caution tape. Or pretty much anything bizarre.

Random Derek Zoolander: Guys, get your blue steel on with spiky hair, the bandana and sleek clothing. Robot box: a semi cooler rendition of the infamous box costume. Just add some aluminum foil.

Giuliana LaMantia Columnist

LaMantia is a sophomore magazines major and can be reached at

Leaves in the most beautiful autumn colors are falling to the ground and the air is crisp. That means my favorite season is upon us at last. A season of sweatshirt weather, my favorite brown boots and great food. Here are some of my picks for fall foods that will put you in the seasonal spirit. Apple Blast or Pumpkin Chai Latte from Caribou Coffee: If apple cider doesn’t scream amazing to begin with, try adding some caramel into the mix with a little cinnamon. It adds up to greatness and it’s by far one of my favorite fall treats. A new favorite of mine is the pumpkin chai latte. I already love my caramel chai tea lattes, but now a pumpkin chai? What more can one ask for when walking the sidewalk and looking at lit-up pumpkins with odd faces? A little nutmeg and I’ll be having so many of these I won’t be able to pay off college loans until I’m 80. As if that wasn’t the case already. Pecan Pie: Who says this is only a Thanksgiving thing? It’s an amazing pie that needs to be recognized with all of its gooey goodness and pecans. The best is when my uncle adds in some bourbon. No harm when it’s baked, but adds that right flavor and a little kick. Try it. You can thank me later. Pumpkin Bread This is an absolute yes during

the fall. You cannot go through fall without a nice, warm, straightout-of-the-oven slice. That picture alone should warm your heart. The best part is adding a cinnamon and brown sugar mix on the top to give it some added sweetness and some crunch. Adding chocolate chips makes it even better. Don’t let the cooler weather bring you down. Let the warm drinks and hot-baked confections spice up your soul. Adding cinnamon or nutmeg to any fall food or drink instantly makes it feel, and taste, much more autumn-like. May the hay rides, corn mazes and apple picking continue.

Angela Rogers Columnist

Rogers is a junior broadcast news major and can be reached at angela.

DIY vase project adds more color, flair to dorm room It’s always nice to bring a little color into your dorm room, and there’s no better way than with flowers. Along with the flowers being bright, this quick and easy personalized vase adds more color to the room. What you need: All of these items can be found in your room, or can be picked up at Walgreens or Wal-Mart. Glass bottle Yarn, ribbons, string, or leather strips Glue Scissors

STEP 1 Wrapping With the yarn or ribbon, glue one end to the bottle. Once it has dried, wrap the yarn or ribbon around the bottle so it covers the glass as much as you want. Glue the other end onto the bottle. For mine, I used three different yarns: one at the top, the middle and the bottom. I wrapped it so the entire bottle was covered. You can really make this your own by wrapping as much or as little of the bottle as you want.

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Now just fill up the bottle with water and add your flowers. You won’t have to worry about any water seeping out since the bottle is glass, which makes this project less messy than having a flower pot.

If you enjoyed this project, or even if you have suggestions of what could have been done better, I would love to hear your feedback! Email me at and also share pictures of your version of this project on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #craftybulldogs.

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Fall television lineup provides variety, satisfaction As an avid television watcher, the fall premiere season is insane. I try to watch everything that’s new, but it’s just too hard. Especially with some returning shows that are hilarious and heartwarming, while the promos for new shows are lackluster. “The Mindy Project:” It just keeps getting better. And better. Mindy Lehiri is up to new tricks in this season on FOX. Mindy Lahiri is a partner in a gynecological practice and has no personal boundaries to prevent her from spilling all of her secrets. Now that Mindy and Danny, her hot older coworker, are actually together — following typical television formulas for IT couples, the show has hit its prime. This season has been funny and heartwarming, with Mindy becoming pals with Danny’s Mom, and Peter and Jeremy making up at a beer pong tournament. The show is hot right now. Why aren’t you watching? “Scandal:” If you aren’t in

love with Olivia Pope by now, I’m not sure how to help you. Olivia Pope is a fixer in Washington, D.C. with her own firm, and she fixes everyone’s problems — even the president’s. Just returning from a long-term vacation on a deserted island with Jake, her super secret spy guy. This show, now in it’s third season, is simply stunning. Though honestly, I’m a little tired of the Fitz (The President) and Olivia storyline. I wish they would move on — like adults. “How to Get Away with Murder:” Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) is a badass lawyer who also happens to teach a course at Middleton University. Every year she hires four of the students from her class to work for her during the semester on her cases. A new take on a lawyer show, it’s worked so far. Even if the actors playing students look a little too old. So far, Davis is amazing. I thought that Annalise was going to be a one-note badass

character without any heart, but I was completely wrong. I’m hooked. (And can I say that Alred Enoch is very attractive. He won the Harry Potter lottery.) Let’s just hope that this show doesn’t become as repetitive as “Grey’s

Ruth Ronnau Columnist Anatomy.” “A to Z:” A show about a couple falling in love — I know, really original. Zelda and Andrew are an unconventional couple and


things get off to a rocky start. But this show is simply adorable. The acting is great, and I’m glad that Cristin Milioti is getting the happy love story her character deserved on “How I Met Your Mother.” While the show is cute, I’m not sure how long it’s going to last. Two episodes in and I’m already hoping that they break up simply because they are too adorable to be true. “Manhattan Love Story:” This is ABC’s version of NBC’s “A to Z.” And right now, they are rocking it. Funny and sweet. Unfortunately the ratings aren’t great, so here’s to hoping that this column creates some buzz. (It probably won’t.) “The Flash:” Following the origins of the superhero, “The Flash,” the CW is actually doing well so far. I’m cautious when it comes to shows on the CW. I’m already hooked on The Vampire Diaries (I know — I’m already in too deep.) and the first season of “Arrow” was really good. (I’m planning on watching the rest of it, I just haven’t had time to catch

up.) But the rest of the shows on the CW are not great. At all. “The Flash,” however, was solid. The writing was funny and witty, and as someone who isn’t very familiar with the comic books, I found it extremely enjoyable. Plus, he’s hot (Barry Allen). “The Good Wife:” If you don’t know what “The Good Wife” is about, I can’t help you. It’s the best show on television. I’ve been a fan of it since the first season, and Will’s death hit me like a truck. Moving on from Will has been hard and Julianna Margulies’ acting last season was spectacular. This season has seen some hardships for Cary Agos, and with Alicia running for state’s attorney, anything can happen. Let’s hope this season is as good as the first. But I have no doubts. Ronnau is a junior magazines major and can be reached at ruth.


‘Gone Girl’ exceeds expectations FYS class opens eyes I had the chance to the see “Gone Girl” over fall break and it met every one of my high expectations. Every performance ranged from solid to fantastic, with Rosamund Pike really showing what she could do. I’ve never even seen her in anything before, but she blew me away with her performance. To go into any more detail into why she was so great would have to include spoilers, so let’s do it. Rosamund Pike’s performance and character stole the show and I think this was intentional. Amy Dunne was a lying sociopath. She was essentially stealing the show from Ben Affleck’s Nick Dunne every chance she could. Every bit of evidence she planted made him look like a murderer, and every time Affleck’s character made a good impression on the public, she hit back with something else. She was always in control of the situation. Even when Neil Patrick Harris’ crazy Desi appeared to have her confined in his secluded home, she still had a plan. Finally, her return home left Affleck in a pickle. While the public believed the couple was going back to a normal marriage, she was blackmailing him into staying for their unborn baby. Yes, Pike’s acting was top-notch, but so was Amy Dunne’s. They both stole the show. The movie also had a lot to say about the media. Even before you


discovered Affleck’s innocence, it was clear that everything was being sensationalized. Reporters would spend hours and hours outside his house and headlines would implicate Affleck’s guiltiness. Missi Pyle’s Nancy Grace-like character was darkly funny and, sadly, real. The scene where she brings a panel of experts onto her show to diagnose Affleck as a sociopath and imply that his relationship was incestuous was great. I loved how it showed the everchanging public perception of the situation. It was like a game of pong. The police would find some piece of fake evidence and everyone would hate Affleck. But as soon as he goes on national television and makes himself look like a good guy, everyone’s on his side. That definitely happens today. Opinions change in a heartbeat and the media incriminates people even before they’ve had due process. The next time I read a headline, I’m taking it with a grain of salt. I loved how the whole movie didn’t focus on the mystery. The middle is when everything is revealed. It really changed how I thought everything was going to play out. It’s probably good I didn’t read the book first. The first hour of the movie was paced so well. Going from Amy reading her fake diary (before we find

out it’s fake), to the present, with Affleck’s situation getting worse was slow, but deliberate. Finally, right before the big twist comes, you aren’t sure what to think. I legitimately thought Affleck might have done it for second. The movie couldn’t have been paced like that forever, though. Midway through, it became an entirely different beast I loved that. Kudos to David Fincher for his direction, he pays attention to detail in his movies. The film was over two and a half hours, but edited meticulously. There wasn’t an inch of fat on that bone.

Ned Leebrick-Stryker Columnist

Leebrick-Stryker is a sophomore broadcast news major and can be reached at ned.leebrick-stryker@

If Raygun made Drake-specific shirts The East Village native store Raygun is so popular among students, The Times-Delphic staff couldn’t help but wonder, what if Raygun made Drake University specific shirts? Well, we put our creativity to the test and brainstormed our own ideas. Let us know what you think by tweeting at @TimesDelphic and sharing your thoughts and own creations using #DrakeRaygun.






It seems to me that feminism has almost become a dirty word in some areas of our modern culture. Inherent biases against activism and societal change and modern society’s lingering sexism, lead to a marginalization of the movement, its proponents and its core tenets. I often disparaged feminism as well, before I learned what it truly meant. Through my first-year seminar, “Social Justice: Confronting Culture, Creating Change,” I learned what feminism really is and how it benefits everyone in society. Before taking this course, I was under the impression that feminism was something reserved for women. Public discourse about feminism is dominated by discussions of women’s rights and women’s equality in society. I assumed that, as a male, feminism carried no weight for me. Through my FYS, however, I learned that feminism is so much more than that. Feminism is predicated upon securing equal rights and opportunities for all sorts of marginalized groups, whether it be women, people of color, disabled individuals, the LGBTQ community or anyone else facing oppression in society. As such, feminism becomes everyone’s issue. It is in our best interests to support feminism and its impact upon society. Men can also contribute to feminism by acting as allies and actively reinforcing the ideas of others. This was not the only bias I took into my FYS course. Before taking the seminar, I viewed feminism specifically, and social justice generally, as largely an act of wishful thinking. I thought that

“social justice warriors” would not be able to accomplish anything in the real world, and that it was a useless exercise. However, I now see social justice as a legitimate engine for change and societal good. The force of social justice can create positive change in institutions and societies, and the college generation can be a driving force to make this happen. Before I began this semester, I could not have possibly predicted all of the ways my first-year seminar would impact my life and thinking. It has changed the way I think and act, and has made me a more active proponent of justice and equality. The issues I have learned about are issues that impact us all, and they cannot be taken lightly. Remember: societal issues are our issues, and we have the power to change them.

Sean Calhoun Columnist

Calhoun is a first-year actuarial science major and can be reached at




Race question should be removed from applications This may come as a shock to you, but contrary to popular belief, race does not exist. It is a social construct dating back centuries. However, this does not mean that racism does not exist. Created as an easy way to identify and stereotype others, racial differences led to ridiculous beliefs that some are born better than others. In fact, we all evolved from the same place and we all have the same biological makeup. With all this being said, why do many applications ask for your race? Doesn’t that seem a little racist? Now, there is this little thing known as the Civil Right Act of 1964 that prohibits discrimination against race and other things. If a person is qualified, it shouldn’t matter what race society has told them that they are.

It is in my opinion that questions regarding race and other socially constructed identifiers be removed from applications, and a stronger emphasis be placed on qualifications and skills. You may be thinking, but how will racial equity be maintained if we remove racial quotas? Well, for that to happen, society needs to reform. We need to stop seeing people for what’s on the outside and start looking on the inside. It won’t be a sudden change, but it starts with you. So what are you going to do about it? Madison Wirfs 815-404-3385


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Opinions He said, she said

Tips and tricks for a successful first date Columnists take on do’s and don’t from both viewpoints HE SAID So you’ve found someone. She’s funny and witty. Her smile is bright, and she smells nice. Now you’ve asked them out on a date, but now you stop. You have no idea what you’re doing. Flowers or no flowers? Dinner and a movie or just dinner? What do you do? Don’t worry. It’s not as complicated as it might seem. There are a few things that need to be considered, though. First, flowers. Flowers might not be appropriate for a casual date, so save the them for a more formal date. I’ve never heard of a girl complaining about receiving flowers. For a first date, though, I would leave the flowers in the ground. First dates tend to be casual, and unless you know your date would really love a bouquet, flowers would not be appropriate. Next, attire. Leave the suit and tie at home. Dress to the restaurant, and dress to be comfortable. If you’re eating somewhere casual wear a pair of jeans and a t-shirt that won’t be blinked at. Being comfortable leads to being confident, and everybody loves confidence. Now the date. This is


where you make or break it, friends. Everything is leading up to this. This is where you need to convince that certain someone that another date is definitely a good idea. The classic date is a dinner and a movie because nothing is better than eating and then sitting in the dark for two hours not talking to each other, right? Forgo the movie. For a first date, dinner is perfect. It’s the perfect amount of face-to-face time, and if things get awkward, it can be aborted quickly enough. Be careful of the food you eat. Try to avoid foods that would give your breath an unpleasant smell. Anything that is heavy in onions and garlic should be avoided. Gentlemen, the way you act during a date speaks a lot about who you are. Now I know you’re all fantastic people, but we all need to be reminded every now and again. Holding doors open for your date is always a good thing. Short compliments go a long way, but be careful about what you say. You don’t want your date to feel uncomfortable. Please, for all that is good, be kind to your server. How you treat those who serve you speaks volumes about

who you are as a person. When the bill comes, at least offer to pay. Even if you decide to split the bill, it’s a considerate and polite thing to do. As for conversation, know what is appropriate and what might not be appropriate, and don’t worry about awkward silences. They’re good for you. Last, and most importantly, make sure the other person knows you’re on a date. If you both know it’s a date, things will go smoothly.

Nik Wasik Columnist

Wasik is a sophomore writing and public relations double major and can be reached at nicholas.wasik@

OK Go releases creative videos along with albums OK Go was the first band creatively focused as the others to create a viral music video was crowd-funded through back in 2009, with their famous PledgeMusic. treadmill video for “Here It Goes This album has gotten some Again.” Since then, their music flack from fans that say that the videos have yielded between group didn’t put nearly as much 2 million to 45 million views innovation into the tracks as on YouTube. Whenever rumors they did for their videos. appear that another video is in Personally, as an occasional the works, fans know that they OK Go fan, I liked it. The won’t disappoint. ‘80s-synth sounds, the electronic I have two personal favorite warbling and of course the one OK Go videos. The first is the of many videos makes me still video for the song “This Too appreciate the effort. Shall Pass.” It takes on a Rube There are a few tracks, though, Goldberg Machine style, similar namely “Turn Up the Radio” and to dominoes. Each piece turns “The One Moment,” that seem to or hits another so that it hits be made-for-commercials tracks. another, and so on. This one was They rely almost completely shot in one take and includes a on simple and short verses, few TVs, a car, colored flags and a knowing that the catchy chorus couple hundred ping-pong balls. can carry the track. Another notable video comes All in all, a totally listenable from a song from their most album, and I anticipate even recent album, dropped last more amazing videos to come. Tuesday. The song is called “The Wanna see OK Go live? Writing’s On the Wall.” Again, They’re coming to St. Paul, it’s all in one take. It happens in a Minnesota in November. They’ll giant warehouse with a bunch of be on the comedy radio show optical illusions and color blocks called “Wits,” but you can see it that are made up of objects in all happen in-person if you buy multiple dimensions of the space. tickets through the Fitzgerald What’s cool about this one, Theatre. You can hear the whole though, is that the band members show the following week on mpr. take control of the camera org. as the video goes on, rather P.S. Another honorable than allowing a machine or a mention for one of the best videographer to control it. Even videos was their Tiny Desk cooler: At the end of both of these Concert moving from the original videos, they show the crew that NPR headquarters to their new helped create the masterpiece. location in 223 takes. On to the new album: It’s called “Hungry Ghosts.” Compared to the last few albums, it’s a lot more electronic, as is evidenced by the first few seconds of the first track, “Upside Down & Inside Out” (and, of course, that continues as the album unfolds). It’s no wonder that the band has time for such cool videos. They have short tours, and they Annelise Tarnowski only put out an album every four or so years. They’ve been a band Columnist for 16 years and this is only their fourth album. “Hungry Ghosts” is the first of their four albums that was released on their own Tarnowski is a senior radio/TV label, Paracadute. production major and can be reached This album, being just as at


SHE SAID So here’s the deal. You finally got that cute guy to agree to a date or he finally asked you. No matter what, you’re now in a state of happiness. Your stomach is in butterflies every time you think about it, and you are scouring Pinterest for what to wear on that first date. You’ll find that, on average, more girls are worried about what to do or wear on dates that they forget the broader range of what not to do. No matter what sort of date it winds up being, here are four important ‘no-nos’ to that crucial first date. 1. Don’t Psych yourself out: This normally is why so many ladies feel like first dates are awkward or difficult to handle. We tend to expect to have that fairy tale meeting, swept away on a white horse and off to the castle. Reality check. Most of those fairy tales included princes kissing sleeping ladies, and who wants to even know a guy that thinks acting like that is appropriate? Expect the awkwardness, the voice waivers, the nervous shifting. Relax and enjoy the

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time spent with someone that cares about you. 2. Don’t let things slide by because it’s the first date: I can’t begin to count how many times my friends have said, “But it was okay because it was the first date.” If he is rude to the people around you, maybe speak up for them and mention that something is wrong. Being kind to others in correcting their fault, at the risk of your date, would be worth it. And if your date said something that makes you uncomfortable, say something. Especially if you’re interested in being in a relationship. If you don’t appreciate certain humor, it never hurts to mention it. 3. Don’t be uncomfortable: This comes from personal experience. I was the kid that showed up to their first ‘date’ trying to look way older. I had convinced my mom that my need for skinny jeans and a flowy top was critical to my life continuing. I was so uncomfortable wearing clothes I never had worn regularly that all I remember was my fear of looking ridiculous. If you have great combat boots that you love to the moon

and back, wear them. If your belly button piercing is the coolest thing ever, rock that crop top. No matter what you wear don’t be uncomfortable in your own skin. 4. Don’t be fake: I know a ton of people would laugh at this point, make a joke about how I think teenage girls are Barbie dolls. But I’m serious. How many times have you seen a girl play dumb just to get a guy to talk to her? Since when did having a brain become a bad thing? Don’t change for a man. Because in the end all it does is insult the true you, and keeps you from being the best you can be.

Sarah Beth Coleman Columnist Coleman is a sophomore music and radio/TV production double major and can be reached at sarah.coleman@

Words from Bruce Braley As a student at Iowa State University, I used federal student loans to help pay my way through college. I understand just how important Pell Grants and other federal student aid programs are, because without them, I wouldn’t have been able to afford a college education. A good education is a gateway to economic opportunity. In Iowa, more than 111,000 students received Pell Grants last year. Overall, students in Iowa received more than $1 billion in federal aid to help cover the cost of their education. Pell Grants, Stafford loans and federal work-study are just a few of the programs that help hundreds of thousands of Iowa’s students afford a college education. Here at Drake, over 600 students received over $2.3 million in Pell Grants last year to help cover the costs of tuition. Still, more work needs to be done. With tuition costs skyrocketing, college costs are putting the dream of an affordable education out of reach for too many students and families. I believe we must do everything possible to make college more affordable. That’s why I support expanding Pell Grants, extending the college tax credit to offset tuition costs for middle class families, and

keeping student interest rates and payments low. My opponent Joni Ernst also went to Iowa State, and took advantage of federal student loans to help pay her way through college. But unlike me, she doesn’t believe that today’s students and families in Iowa should have the same access to federal student aid that she did. In fact, she has voiced her support for closing the doors to the Department of Education, which would have devastating consequences for Iowa’s students and families. Eliminating the Department of Education would force Iowa students receiving Pell Grants to pay up to $5,730 more per year for college, drive students to take on thousands in debt through private lenders, and slash federal work-study aid. Sen. Ernst also said that the federal government needs to get out of the student loan business. She would privatize student loans, putting student loans in the hands of private banks and lenders on Wall Street. If you have a private student loan, you know how much higher their interest rates can be — 16 percent or more, compared to just 4.6 percent for federal loans. Loading thousands of dollars more debt on the backs of graduates just to pad profits for Wall Street is not right for Iowa students.

Sen. Ernst’s ideas have devastating consequences. In contrast, I’ve worked to reduce the burden of college costs. I will work to ensure that all of Iowa’s families have the same opportunities I had to build their own American dream. A college education is a gateway to that dream, and it shouldn’t be out of reach for anyone. All too often, Congress looks out for the interests of the wealthy, the powerful and the well-connected instead of working families like the one I grew up in here in Iowa. Iowans deserve a Senator who will stand up for you. I’ll be a Senator on your side, and break through the gridlock to work as a bridge builder, not a bridge burner. The choice in this election couldn’t be clearer, and voting early is the simplest and easiest way to make sure that your voice is heard. You can vote early in person or by mail from now until November 3rd. Drake students can vote early now through Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Northwest Community Center at 5110 Franklin Avenue from 12 p.m to 6 p.m., and on Friday, October 25th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on voting early by mail and early vote locations, visit

BRUCE BRALEY is running for the senate seat of Iowa against Joni Ernst. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRUCE BRALEY CAMPAIGN




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Features Mental Health

Fall Fashion

Surge completes first event A comfy college trend

Jacob Gilmore

Staff Writer

The week before fall break was a major week for Surge, a new mental health advocacy group on campus. Oct. 6-10 was its first Mental Illness Awareness Week. What is Surge exactly? Surge is a mental health advocacy group that targets young adults. It has two goals: To raise awareness of the importance of mental health, and to facilitate acceptance of mental illness by eliminating the negative stigma that hinders mental health. Drake junior Cecilia Panella, one of Surge’s founding members, said Surge does this by “hosting panels, having discussion-based meetings and various volunteer events in order to connect with the Drake community as well as provide a positive mental health environment for students and relevant faculty.” On Oct. 7, Surge board members held a panel to discuss the impact mental illness has on the average student, and what students can do to raise awareness. Members of the board included Panella, Kaila Sekula, Raymond Starks and others. The panel spoke about various topics. One major concern was that Drake lowered its counseling budget. Now, there are only three counselors on call, which may not be enough to help the student body. Another concern was the

negative stigma generated by general misuse and overuse of the words “crazy” and “depressed.” Panelists mentioned rights of privacy and the need for selfacceptance despite illness. Students were asked questions throughout the event, such as “the proper way to respond to a friend’s declaration of mental illness.” “Listen to what they have to tell you, but don’t prod them for

“I was so excited to successfully complete our first Mental Illness Awareness Week.” — Kaila Sekula, Drake senior

more information than they’re willing to give,” the panel said. “They don’t need you to be their counselor, they need you to be their friend.” Also included in the week’s events was “The Diagnosis,” an interactive haunted house designed to show participants how the mental health system both helps and hurts patients, was also a highlight of the week. Participants experienced overwhelmed doctors ignoring patients, bored therapists asking generic questions and bewildering psychologists and psychiatrists refusing to communicate while in the haunted house. Then,

the participants were given prescriptions with side effects before being thrown back into the real world. In reflection, Sekula was proud to see how the first Mental Illness Awareness Week was received on campus. “I was so excited to successfully complete our first Mental Illness Awareness Week on the Drake’s campus,” Sekula said. “It was so cool to see a variety of new faces coming to get involved in the conversation about mental health. If we can even get one person to broaden their understanding of mental health and its importance, then we’ve done our job.” Surge plans to get students involved and learn more about mental illness through hosting more events in the near future. Overall, the reaction has been positive. “Surge is a great addition to Drake’s community,” said sophomore Molly Lamoureux. “I personally feel that we don’t have enough mental health awareness on campus. Mental health is something that influences every student, and Surge raises that awareness.”



Molly Lamoureux

Staff Writer

With the return of cold weather comes the return of the college student’s winter wardrobe. Your 8 a.m. class wouldn’t be complete without rushing inside from the cold sporting a scarf, boots and a pair of infamous gray, baggy sweatpants. Sweatpants have recently become a common piece of daily attire on college campuses due to their unlimited comfort and casual ease. While sweatpants previously were only appropriate for gym use or loungewear, they have become widely accepted by students as a classroom staple. Michael Dolan, a sophomore psychology major, wears sweatpants at least three days a week to class. “You’re basically still wearing your pajamas to class, but it’s no big deal,” Dolan said. “It looks like you just felt like being comfy that day.” Sweatpants are seemingly more acceptable than semi-formal wear in the classroom, according to students. “It’s almost more odd if someone is dressed up in a suit or dress because it looks like it’s something they had to do,” Dolan said. While the sweatpants pandemic appears to only be growing, some students don’t agree with the new fashion statement. Madison Ottenbacher, a sophomore graphic design major, believes in dressing for the job that you want. “No matter what job that is, I don’t think that sweatpants are going to get you there,” Ottenbacher said. “You never know when a situation is going to arise where you’re going to have to make a first impression.” Ottenbacher further explained that comfort can be attainable without having to dress down. “It may be a little harder for guys, but with all the new fashion trends, girls have plenty of comfort-friendly options that aren’t sweatpants like harem

pants or maxi skirts.” Students aren’t the only ones who have opinions on their wardrobe preferences. Professors also take notice of how students dress for class. Carlyn Crowe, internship coordinator of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, discussed the importance of appearance when it comes to a professional environment. “If you’re in my class, I’m going to take notice about how you dress,” Crowe said. “The impression you give in that class is going to influence me when you come into me to talk about internships … That’s going to tell me how you might act in a professional setting too. Would I recommend you to my top internship employer? Maybe not. (What you wear) makes a difference.” Crowe continued to talk about how student attire can have an effect on how students perform in the classroom. “If you come to class dressed to learn, then you’re going to learn. If you come to class dressed in your pajamas, then maybe you’re going to fall asleep,” Crowe said. Ottenbacher agreed. “My friends and I are always more productive when we’re dressed nicely. Personally I feel better; more motivated to do work when I put effort into my appearance.” Casual comfort also varies between students. Jeans haven’t ceased to exist on campus, and neither have khakis or skirts. Crowe praises the Drake student body appearance as a whole. “You don’t have to dress up every day (for class), and you’re not expected to,” Crowe said. “Students here at Drake seem to dress, for the most part, with respect. They’re conscious of (appearances).”




SOPHOMORE MADISON OTTENBACHER models printed cotton harem pants, a loose-fitting tank and wedges. MOLLY LAMOUREUX | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER



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PageEight Textbooks

College textbook prices rise across nation Students utilize different strategies to guarantee best price

THE UNIVERSITY BOOK STORE offers a Best Price Promise Program to students to guarantee the best price for textbooks, which have been rising nationally. COLBEY HANISCH | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Adam Rogan

Staff Writer

It is common knowledge that tuition is only part of what goes into paying for college. Students must also account for room and board and the increasing price of textbooks. Across the nation, the average college textbook costs $175, totaling about $900 per year on books alone for an average student, according to a FlatWorld Knowledge infographic. A study conducted by the College Board found that the

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typical student spends between $1,200 and $1,300 on textbooks and supplies per year in college. In contrast, the National Association of College Stores found that only about $370 was spent per semester on books — $740 per year — and then only $193 was spent on other supplies. In total, this estimate is $300 less than College Board’s findings. Part of this discrepancy comes from the fact that most students don’t buy books at full-price. They find used copies online, get them from others who have already taken the course or share the book with a friend in the same class.

Sites like and sometimes provide cheaper options for students. English major Sydney Moore spent only $60 on books for this semester. “I looked on a lot of different websites like Amazon and used books on Barnes & Noble and different book stores,” Moore said. She also used Drake textbook exchange, a Facebook page, where cheaper used books can be purchased from fellow Bulldogs who had already taken the class, sometimes even for free. Alyssa Wilkinson, a sophomore and health sciences major, spent

$400 her freshman year on books. This year, however, she rented more of her books or bought them from her sorority sisters, dropping her spending down to $125. Jenna Mastrolonardo, a sophomore biochemistry, cell and molecular biology major, takes a different course of action when it comes to getting her class materials. “I like the idea of the Facebook groups where people sell their used books,” Mastrolonardo said. “But I feel like it’d be a pain to track all of those books down.” Mastrolonardo spent $500 on textbooks this semester.

Mastrolonardo still uses the Book Store which offers the best price promise, ensuring that if a better price can be found elsewhere they will match its price and then take another 10 percent off. “I use the best price thing where if you find it cheaper on Amazon, they will lower the price, but even with that, it can still be pretty expensive,” Mastrolonardo said.

Students discuss appropriate ways to address professors Jessica Lynk

Staff Writer

A question that confuses students from the day they walk on campus is “what do I call my professor?” The gray area for this task causes anxiety and embarrassment for students. “It can be awkward because students do not generally want to offend professors by using the wrong name or title,” said assistant professor of sociology Michael Haedicke. “For their part, professors don’t want to confuse students with too many different modes of address.” When a preferred name is not said directly, students can become

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uncomfortable. “Mostly all my professors say that you can call them by your own preference, like first name, last name or professor,” said first-year magazine major Rachel Wermager. “I still find it awkward because you don’t know what to call them.” Some professors are comfortable with first names in any case. “I am happy with students using my first name in class, out of class and in emails. However, this is not necessarily the norm and students should not assume this with their professors,” said adjunct instructor of psychology Sonja Crain. Others believe that a respect

needs to be maintained between students and professors. “I prefer to be addressed by my title, Dr. or Prof. or Mr. Patrick in and out of class and by email,” said professor of religion Dale Patrick. Patrick agreed that the concept may be uncomfortable for students. “Both students and faculty often feel uncomfortable acknowledging ‘hierarchy,” Patrick said. “ However, it is better to maintain a certain distance and even hierarchical order. I could never address my most honored professors by their first names,” Patrick said. This hierarchy issue can change for labs, when most students call their instructor by

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their first name. “My lab instructors say to call them by their first name because they don’t actually have a Ph.D, but they won’t correct me if I call them professor,” said first-year pre-pharmacy major Jenna Green. “I feel more comfortable when I call them by their first name.” Another issue comes with emails. “The assumption of formality should definitely be made in emails,” Crain said. “Due to our highly electronic culture-paired with a feeling of informality, students often address, and or speak to their professors in a non-formal manner in emails — as if they are sending a text or a Snapchat. Though some

professors may be fine with that, others will not be appreciative of such.” Some students just avoid the whole thing together. “I avoid emailing my professors and just talk to them in person because I am not sure how to address them in email,” said firstyear neuroscience major Kelsey Panfil. Although it can be awkward, using “professor” is always safe. “Unless professors specifically tell their students to use their first names, students should always address their professors as ‘Dr.’ or ‘Professor’ in all situations,” Crain said.


Dutch trumpet player performs in Waukee

WHERE: 33158 Ute Ave., Waukee WHEN: Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. PRICE: $35


Iowa Wild vs. Charlotte Checkers

WHERE: Wells Fargo Arena WHEN: Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. PRICE: $9

John Caparulo

The comedian performs at Funny Bone.

WHERE: 570 Prairie View Drive, West Des Moines WHEN: Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. PRICE: $20

Saturday Comic Book I-CON

A giant comic book convention.

WHERE: 833 5th Avenue, Des Moines, IA WHEN: OCt. 25 at 5:30 p.m. PRICE: $10 admission

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Come learn more about your digital devices.

WHERE: 5000 Franklin Avenue, Des Moines WHEN: Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. PRICE: Free admission


3 + One: A Triple Bill

Watch the show put on by Ballet Des Moines

WHERE: 1501 Woodland Avenue, Des Moines WHEN: Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. PRICE: $42.50

Sunday Pumpkin Carving Contest

Enter your pumpkin for a chance to win.

WHERE: Altoona Bass Pro Shop WHEN: Drop off: Oct. 23-24. Voting: Oct. 25-26 PRICE: Free admission

Dowling Catholic Breakfast and Bake Sale Come support Dowling Catholic.

WHERE: E 30th Street & E University Avenue Des Moines WHEN: Oct. 26 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. PRICE: 46 admission




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Features Dining

Hubbell caters to students with celiac disease

Simple Servings line offers variety of gluten-free options Angela Ufheil

Staff Writer

College students face many stressors, including living away from home, meeting new friends and taking challenging college courses. But students with celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that attacks the small intestine and causes stomach pain when gluten is ingested, face an extra burden: Learning what is safe to eat in the university dining hall. According to the Mayo Clinic, one out of 100 people are afflicted with celiac disease. Research shows that celiac disease is four times more common today than it was 60 years ago, and can lead to multiple sclerosis, anemia, osteoporosis and other issues if not treated early. The only treatment is a glutenfree diet. Gluten, a protein found in barley, wheat and rye, is used in most breads and pastas. But what happens to students who must rely on the university to supply them with gluten-free foods? A National Foundation for Celiac Awareness surveyed 1,000 gluten-free college students in 2012. Their results showed that 38 percent of students surveyed never eat in the campus dining hall, 61 percent said the Dining Services Director was not aware or only somewhat aware of nutritional information related to a gluten-free diet, 61 percent said they are uncomfortable eating in the dining hall and 60 percent have accidentally ingested gluten from eating at a dining hall or food

service establishment on campus. The survey also showed that universities need to better accommodate students, and Drake is helping see that through. Luckily for Drake University students with celiac disease, Hubbell Dining Hall is making changes. Dannie Crozier, general manager of Drake’s Sodexo food team, highlights the “Simple Servings” line as a prime success

“We see an increase in the need. We want to serve that demographic.” — Dannie Crozier, Sodexo Manager

for Hubbell. “Simple Servings” is an allergen-free meal served next to the classic meal that most students eat. “We try to mirror the classic entry next to it so that the meal is not that different for the student,” Crozier said. “If the classic meal is a pulled barbeque pork sandwich, we can use that meat without the bun for kids with allergies.” The classic and “Simple Servings” meals are usually prepared separately to avoid cross-contamination. Campus Dietitian Lucas Flaherty oversees preparations and checks glutenfree recipes. “If they aren’t following that recipe, it may no longer fit in to the allergen station,” Flaherty said. Hubbell has also added “My Zone,” a cabinet filled with gluten

free breads, muffins and other goodies. Flaherty is proud of “My Zone,” and said it is receiving positive reviews. “I’ve had students come up to me while I’m stocking the cabinet and saying, ‘you’re doing a good job, keep the variety,’” Flaherty said. Cassandra Hardy, a Drake sophomore with celiac disease, agrees that “My Zone” is a good addition. “It’s nice to be able to grab cookies and muffins that I wasn’t able to get last year when my friends had dessert,” Hardy said. But Hardy thinks improvements could still be made. “I wish they had more, especially at lunch,” Hardy said. “The Simple Service station sometimes only has rice and broccoli, rather than actual food that is quality.” Crozier also wants to see more changes. “This is our pilot,” Crozier said. “We’re hoping, in the future, that if there is a remodel, we can designate a spot for ‘Simple Service’ and ‘My Zone.’” However, there are budget concerns. Gluten-free food can be expensive, and if students without celiac disease take food from “My Zone,” problems could arise. “It would cause a strain in the budget,” Crozier said. Despite the possible increase in cost, Crozier still wants to provide for students with celiac disease. “We see an increase in the need,” Crozier said. “We want to serve that demographic.”

HUBBELL DINING HALL offers a “Simple Servings” line that caters to celiac students following a strict gluten-free diet. JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR


Kissing Rock exposes Drake’s historical traditions

Student Alumni Association holds event to uphold Carpenter’s memory

Laura Vollmer

Staff Writer

Located between Old Main and University Ave., a stone slab lies with faded lettering. The Kissing Rock holds a deep tradition among many students and alumni throughout several decades. This past month, the Student Alumni Association (SAA) hosted the “Kiss and Tell: A Kissing Rock Event” that unified students to revel in Drake tradition, relationships and love with free food, prizes and competition. Many Drake students participated in the event, learning about the enduring legacy left behind.

Based on legend and Drake’s records, George Carpenter, Drake’s first chancellor, is said to have climbed to the top of an old elm tree. “Here we will build our university,” Carpenter said. Known as the Chancellor’s Elm, the tree was cut down in 1969 after it contracted Dutch Elm disease. The rock was placed under the Chancellor’s Elm by the graduating class of 1898 with an engraving that honored Carpenter. Scattered throughout the Drake archives, the Kissing Rock has served as relationship luck to many. “The initial folklore surrounding this rock was that

no freshman girl could consider herself a coed or college woman until a college man kissed her at the rock under the tree,” said sophomore Ben Weinberg, SAA’s vice president of traditions. “Soon, kissing at the rock became popular to do at Drake and couples began to do so.” The SAA event consisted of various activities ranging from a lip-lock race to a competitive race. The Kissing Rock event had food, a photo booth and a “No Kiss Booth.” “Our favorite part of the event is the Kissing Rock games where couples were invited to play against each other in kissing themed games including ‘Snack n’ Smooch,’ a game where couples

met with a kiss after eating either end of Fruit by the Foot, ‘Lip Locked,’ a game where couples had to race each other to a tree and back without separating their lips and ‘Hips to Lips,’ a game where couples had to get a volleyball from their hips to their lips by only using their bodies,” Weinberg said. Many couples competed in the challenging activities throughout the night. The winners of the event were first-year Miranda Olson and sophomore Ross McKenzie. “Several SAA members told us what the events were so we strategized for those. And the final round was a question round so Ross and I practiced before by asking each other what’s your

favorite color, food, animal.” Olson said. The end-of-event prizes were a $70 Cheesecake factory gift card and a $50 movie theater gift card. McKenzie believes traditions are an easy and important way to be involved in school, while still having fun. “The Kissing Rock is an important tradition at Drake, and it is one that is incredibly accessible to any student who wants to carry it on,” McKenzie said. “These traditions are what make Drake different, they are what make us unique. That is why students should continue participating in these traditions, to continue to make it different.”

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Sports Football

Defense holds up, Bulldogs prevail at Valpo

Offensive woes for both teams lead to defensive showing Austin Cannon

Managing Editor

The Drake football team’s stout defense made up for the offense’s lack of production in Drake’s 17-9 win over Valparaiso Saturday. To Drake head coach Rick Fox, it was a regular Drake/Valparaiso match-up. “It’s usually a dreary, cold, rainy day, and it usually comes down to the wire,” Fox said. It was similar to the previous games in another aspect: Drake winning. It was the Bulldogs’ 11th straight win over the Crusaders, behind a defense that only allowed 176 total yards for the sluggish Crusader offense. “But then, defensively, we were lights-out,” Fox said. “Our defense was fantastic today, and that’s been the theme of the year.” That lights-out defense ended up deciding the contest for Drake. Leading 10-9 late in the fourth quarter, the Bulldog defense faced a Valparaiso second down at the Crusader 32. Cornerback Drew Orsmeth intercepted Scott Staal’s pass and returned it to the end zone. Drake led 17-9 with 51 seconds to go. On the next possession, Brad Duwe intercepted another Staal pass to seal it for Drake. “They were just fantastic today,” Fox said. “I think that’s the

biggest impression I had, was just how well our defense played.” That defense also kept the game in Drake’s reach after the Crusaders took an early 9-0 lead. The Crusaders got their first six points after A.J. Bradley picked off Drake quarterback Andy Rice. The resulting 72-yard drive ended in a Ben Lehmen touchdown pass to Ryan Shea. However, defensive lineman Matt Acree blocked the PAT to keep the score at 6-0. The interception was one of several first-half miscues for the Bulldogs. Running back Conley Wilkins had a fumble, and punter Cam Bohnert fumbled a snap and was tackled at the Drake 15. That led to the Valparaiso field goal. There was rain and wind, which could’ve led to the turnovers, but Fox said his team still needs practice. “I don’t know if that was the cause of the turnovers,” Fox said. “We’ve just got to keep working on that as we move forward.” After starting quarterback Lehmen exited the game with an injury in the second quarter, the Crusader offense ground to a halt. Backup Stall only completed 7-of20 passes for 52 yards with two interceptions. Ben Tesson kicked a 40-yard field goal with less than a minute left in the first half to pull Drake within one possession, but the offense failed to get on the board

Drake hosts Butler this Saturday for Homecoming. 1 p.m.

SENIOR CORNERBACK BRAD DUWE signals to the sideline in Drake’s matchup with Truman State earlier this season. Drake beat Valparaiso 17-9 on Saturday. Duwe had five tackles and an interception. JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR in the third quarter. “We didn’t play very wellexecuted football offensively,” Fox said. However, after starting at its own 11, the Bulldog offense was able march 89 yards down the field and score its only touchdown of the day on a one-yard sneak by Rice early in the fourth quarter. “Good seasons are when you

don’t play well, you figure out ways to win,” Fox said. “In bad seasons, you don’t play well, you don’t figure out a way to win. And our guys figured out a way to win.” The win pushed Drake over .500 to 4-3 and to 3-1 in the PFL. It’s also the first two-game win streak for the Bulldogs, as they head back to Des Moines for their final two home games of the

season against Butler and Dayton. “If you’re going to have a good year, you better be able to do that or you’re going to be, at best, .500, and so that was big for us,” Fox said. “It was a really important win to set us up for those two home games.” The kickoff for the Butler game, is set for 1 p.m. Saturday at Drake Stadium.



Senior cornerback Drew Ormseth was named co-defensive player of the week for the Pioneer Football League after his performace bolstered a strong Bulldog defense on Saturday. Ormseth sealed the 17-9 Drake victory over Valparaiso with a 32-yard interception return for a touchdown with just 51 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Ormseth added two tackles to his interception to lead the Bulldog defense that allowed just 176 yards on the afternoon. The senior has 12 tackles this season and two deflected passes to go with the interception Saturday and the Bulldogs improved to 3-1 in MVC play. Ormseth’s first PFL honor was shared with San Diego’s Jamal Agnew.

Drake Stadium Column

Teammates deserve each Athletics other’s full commitment Drake garners 2013-2014 MVC All-

It seems the older I get, the more sentimental I become. However, I like to think there is legitimate reasoning behind that. As athletes, we often get the question of, “How are you not burned out?” Most of us have been sacrificing our time and bodies for as long as we can remember. We eventually reach the point where it is no longer a hobby, but rather something that becomes a part of our everyday lives. I’d be wrong to say that athletes do not get burned out. Everyone is wired differently. Some choose to hang it up sooner than anticipated. But for the rest, we dread the day it comes to an end. From the time I stepped foot on campus as a freshman, to now, going into my redshirt senior season, I have developed an appreciation for the opportunities I have in front of me. An appreciation so great, that it can bring me to tears if I talk about it long enough. There are many components of college athletics that are tough, exhausting and laced with failure. There are also components of college athletics that are rewarding, fulfilling and laced with success. Has burn out ever crossed my mind? You better believe it. But to me, it has never been an option to pursue. The once-in-a-lifetime perks of being a college athlete have always overshadowed what is not necessarily as glamorous. The biggest perk, no questions asked, is being surrounded by people who want just as much success as you do. And not personal success — team success. A program that embraces a team mentality is one of the most powerful things I have ever experienced. To me, a team is one that embodies selflessness inside and out. A team is one that does not

care about individual statistics or playing time. A team is one that takes pride in the little things. A team is one that sets each other up for success. And a team is one that can look each other in the eye and say they deserve each other’s very best. They are not just getting the very best to check it off. They are getting the very best because their teammates deserve it. There is a huge difference. This year, the team mentality is in full force for us. There is an aura about this team that tells me nothing different, even in just a few weeks time. We are less than a month away from our first game. We know, believe and practice like we will do special things this year. When everybody is on board with bringing their best in order to bring out the best in others, not just good, but great things happen.

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Academic Award for highest GPA

Colton Warren

Sports Editor

Drake University athletics received another prestigious honor, this time for submitting the highest cumulative grade point average in the Missouri Valley Conference. The 2013-2014 MVC Academic Excellence Award is given to the school with the highest GPA of all their sports combined. Drake’s total was a 3.305. Only football and rowing do not compete in the MVC. Athletic Director Sandy Hatfield Clubb said she believes this success starts from the beginning of an athlete’s career at Drake. “I think it really is a demonstration that the promise we give our student-athletes is very real,” Hatfield Clubb said. “And that is, at Drake University you can major in any major on this campus and you can excel as a student and excel as an athlete.” Student-athlete success, Hatfield Clubb said, was a cumaltive effort, starting at the top of each team. “It certainly starts with our coaches and the emphasis they place on excellence in the classroom,” Hatfield Clubb said. Of course, she also added praise for the work the students do. “We have phenomenal young people that choose Drake. So that’s a good starting place,” Hatfield Clubb said. “We already have people who are interested in Drake because they want to excel in the classroom.” Drake athletics requires any athlete to complete a required amount of study hours per week in their first semester on

campus. After the first semester, Hatfield Clubb said coaches and students are responsible for study hours and keeping up in the classroom. Hatfield Clubb praised the athlete’s commitment to their academics shown by all athletes, especially while on the road. “There’s a real culture when they travel, that they do a great job of staying on top of academics,” Hatfield Clubb said. Hatifeld Clubb’s praise didn’t stop at the athletic department. She said the faculty’s willingness to assist the athletes has a lot to do with the continued academic success. Five Bulldogs received a national honor, as well. The Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America honor considers all Division I athletics and was awarded to track and field’s Andy Curtis, Steven Jordan and Brogan Austin, as well as men’s tennis’ Alen Salabasic and men’s soccer’s Nick Marshall. For the 2013-2014 seasons, more than 90 percent of Drake’s teams competing in the MVC finished with a 3.1 GPA or higher, with more than 70 percent of the athletes turning in a 3.0 or better, individually. Eight percent of Drake’s student-athletes maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA. “Props to those young people who are just taking it to the next level academically,” Hatfield Clubb said. Several teams received national recognition for the year. The women’s basketball team finished with an MVC-best 3.571 GPA, placing them sixth in the country on the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Academic Top-25 Team Honor Role.

For men’s soccer, Nick Marshall, who graduated in May, was selected to the first team 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Division I men’s soccer’s team, making him just the third Bulldog to garner firstteam accolades nationally. He and Thomas Schermoly were selected to the first team MVC Scholar-Athlete team. For women’s soccer, sophomore Emma Winstead earned the same MVC academic honor as Marshall and Schermoly. Both soccer teams finished with a 3.3 GPA or higher. The Drake University Provost Award was given to the women’s cross country team after they submitted the 14th-best team GPA in the nation, a 3.66 cumulative. The Provost Award is given to the program that records the highest team GPA at Drake. Hatfield Clubb attributed total success to the studentathletes’ commitment to the “Bulldog Way.” “Every one of our student athletes are committed to the ‘Bulldog Way’,” Hatfield Clubb said. “We want what we call comprehensive excellence. “That’s excellence in academics, excellence in athletics and excellence outside, so in service and your social life,” Hatfield Clubb said. Hatfield Clubb expressed excitement for Drake’s many student-athletes, and recognized the tough task it is to maintain such excellence in all aspects. “This is one of the demonstrations of yeah, our young people being really committed to out working and out hustling our opponents,” Clubb said.




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PageEleven Women’s Basketball

Bulldogs host annual media day


Drake drops close match to MVC leader Illinois State Ashley Beall

Staff Writer

SENIOR GUARD KYNDAL CLARK answers questions at Drake women’s basketball’s annual Media Day last Wednesday in preparation for the women’s basketball season that begins Nov. 9 at home. JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR Adam Rogan

Staff Writer

Head women’s basketball coach Jennie Baranczyk addressed the media for the first time this season last Wednesday to discuss her goals for the 40th season of Drake women’s basketball. Coming off a fifth-place finish in the Missouri Valley Conference, the Bulldogs return nine players with experience. Drake is predicted to start the season near the top of the Missouri Valley Conference, an expectation that Baranczyk addressed. “We don’t feel the pressure ... We want to be picked high in the league,” Baranczyk said. Senior guard Kyndal Clark, last year’s MVC Player of the Year and team captain, will be a clear leader this season. Baranczyk spoke highly of her star player’s legacy and the example she sets for her younger teammates. “Clark’s presence is a legacy … that must be seen,” Baranczyk said. Clark knows she has a big role to fill. “Live in the moment and help (the freshmen) understand that everyday matters. We need to come everyday to get better, to be

an impact,” Clark said. Drake features four seniors this season, more than last year’s one. And yet, they are optimistic about their youth. Baranczyk spoke of her young players, including the three freshmen. “They will play,” Baranczyk and Clark assured. Drake is not starting from scratch. Last year the Bulldogs were first in conference in scoring, three pointers and assists. They look to keep their hot shooting up, while also having more presence in the post. Not to mention, four of last year’s starting five are returning for another season at the Knapp Center. Clark will attempt to provide a spark early. “I’m just trying to bring energy and excitement,” Clark said. Sophomore Lizzy Wendell comes off an astounding freshman campaign and was the team’s second leading scorer. Wendell outlined her goals for Drake this season. “For the whole team, start with the momentum we ended with at the end of last year ... Take each day one at a time and just to get better each day.” Clark added to the importance of each day of the regular season. “We have a long season, it’s six months. We start practice in

October and we play until March … these are the building blocks for tomorrow and for March,” Clark said. Clark was confident about the upcoming season, as well. She said that the Bulldogs are “looking for a championship and we’re looking to go to the NCAA tournament.” Baranczyk echoed her sentiments. “We want it,” Baranczyk said. This team has big goals, and Baranczyk said they have the appropriate mindset to go about achieving it. “What is a winning attitude?” Baranczyk asked her team. “I’m proud of the team and how far we’ve come,” she said, but wants even more come game time. Clark said the rest of the conference should fear the Bulldogs this season. “We’re here and we mean business,” Clark said. The Bulldogs will open play with their only exhibition game of the year on Nov. 9 in the Knapp Center against Upper Iowa. The regular season starts two days later at home against South Dakota with tip-off scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

The Drake women’s volleyball team traveled to Illinois State on Saturday and fell to the Missouri Valley Conference leader in five sets, 3-2. In the first, the Bulldogs gained momentum and took a 21-15 lead, which forced the Redbirds to call a timeout. The timeout didn’t slow the Bulldogs down, however, as they went on to win the set, 25-20. Drake continued its hot start and claimed the second set, 25-23. However, the Redbirds came back and dominated the next three sets, 25-16, 25-18 and 15-6. The Bulldogs were led by sophomore Makena Schoene, who registered 16 kills. Senior Amanda Platte added eight kills, while freshman Kyla Indurski had 11 kills for Drake. Sophomore Michelle Thommi stepped up for Drake defensively, tallying 30 digs and sophomore Chandelle Davidson contributed 32 assists. Despite the loss, Platte made sure to recognize the value of a tough-fought match against top competition. “I think it was a good stepping stone for us to get two wins against the number one team,”

Platte said. “It’s something no other team in the conference has done yet, so I think we are heading in the right direction. Also, Katie Allen did a really good job of stepping up for us in the middle with her blocking.” The Bulldogs were able to shut the Redbirds down in the first two sets, but struggled to regain composure. The Redbirds allowed Drake to gain the lead only once throughout those three final sets. In the final set of the game, the Redbirds buried Drake with four consecutive kills to claim their victory. The Redbirds lead and remain undefeated in the Missouri Valley Conference, while the Bulldogs fell to 1-8 in conference play. The Bulldogs travel to UNI Saturday, a conference foe the Bulldogs have already seen once this season. “I think that overall, we need to work on confidence. And with UNI, we’ve seen them before and we know what to expect. We just need to execute and just need to finish,” Thommi said. UNI swept Drake in the first matchup. The Bulldogs return home Oct. 31 for a match against Wichita State at 7 p.m.

SOPHOMORE MAKENA SCHOENE spikes a ball on Sept. 19. The Bulldogs fell to Illinois State, 3-2, in a tough battle Saturday. JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR

World Series

Royals’ ride to Series provides October excitement Being a Kansas City sports fan can be rough and often frustrating. Of the big four sports, we only have baseball and football, despite the state-of-the-art arena sitting unoccupied downtown. The Chiefs are our NFL team. They haven’t won a playoff game since 10 days before I was born, including last season’s epic, I-can’t-believe-they-blew-a-fourtouchdown-lead collapse against the Colts. And then we have the Royals. Before the 2013 season, they registered nine straight losing seasons, three of which were of the 100-loss variety. Fans showed up to games with paper bags over their heads. There would be more red than blue in stands when the Cardinals were in town. The only reason fans would by tickets in the mid-2000s was in case the Royals got 12 hits, turning those tickets into coupons for a free dozen doughnuts from Krispy Kreme. But who gives a damn about any of that now? Not me. And not any other Royals fan. The Royals ended their 29-

year playoff drought three weeks ago. As of Monday, they’ve won all eight of their postseason games so far, four times in extra innings. They’re back in the World Series for the first time since they won it all in 1985. Stores can hardly keep up with the demand for Royals playoff merchandise (I myself blew $30 on a World Series T-shirt). Kansas City is a baseball town again, and the way the Royals have played has been just mindboggling. The defense is pure nonsense. Nearly every player on the diamond has made some spectacular play in these eight games. Alex Gordon catches a ball before almost blasting through the outfield fence, Mike Moustakas falls over the railing into a dugout suite after making the play of the postseason and Lorenzo Cain catches basically anything hit near centerfield. Timely hitting? Sure. The Royals have hit three goahead extra-inning home runs to go along with Salvador Perez’s walk-off single in the 12th inning of the Wild Card Game. You can’t

do anything but smile and shake your head. These guys are fast, too. The Royals called up Terrance Gore, a minor league outfielder who will almost certainly never get regular playing time in the majors, in September. Why? He can get from first to second before you can blink. He’s the designated pinch runner. He and backup outfielder Jarrod Dyson make up the fastest tandem in baseball. Hell, notoriously slow designated hitter Billy Butler, who usually takes about nine seconds to get down the line, swiped second base in game three of the American League Division Series. The Royals won the series that night, but people talked about Butler’s steal just as much the next day. The best part, for me, is how there hasn’t been just one hero. Gordon, Moustakas and faux-hawked first basemen Eric Hosmer all hit those extra-inning bombs. Perez had his walk-off. In the final two games of the American League Championship Series, the bullpen was lights-out. Speaking of the bullpen, you

might think Gore is the unlikeliest player on this team, but you’re wrong. The Royals picked relief pitcher Brandon Finnegan with their first pick of the 2014 MLB Draft back in June. Later that month, Finnegan pitched in the College World Series for the TCU Horned Frogs. Fast-forward three months and 13 minor league appearances later, and he’s called up to the bigs. On Sept. 30, he pitched two shutout innings against Oakland in the Wild Card. He’s the first-ever player to play in the College World Series and the MLB World Series in the same season. Can’t make this up. I was at Kauffman Stadium for game three of the ALDS, and it was like I was across the street at a Chiefs game. No one sat. Everyone yelled. It was loud. We all wanted to win. It was the first time people in my generation had experienced anything like it, so we made the most of it. And now the Royals are in the World Series. They could lose. They could get swept (even though I highly doubt

it) or they might, as some are now saying, fulfill their destiny and win it all. Either way, they’ve surprised everyone in the baseball world. Even though Drake is hardly a baseball-conscious school, I’ll go ahead and encourage baseball fans to watch the Series. Kansas City is three hours south, so, if you choose, you can root for them on a proximity basis. Royals in six.

Austin Cannon Managing Editor

Cannon is a junior news/internet and politics dual degree and can be reached at



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Intramurals crown first champion Rowing leans on Donat at Hello, Bulldogs. Mike here with a Drake intramurals update. So far, we’ve had a rousing success with intramurals and are heading into the final weeks of the first round of sports. Let’s take a look at each of them individually and congratulate those who have been crowned champions so far. Flag Football: Playoffs arrive in full force on Sunday as teams in the Men’s Competitive, Fraternity and CoRec leagues all play for a chance at a championship. The finals for each of these divisions will also be Sunday. Each division has had some great competition and some close battles, but only one can come out on top. We will highlight each champion in the next intramural update. There is one championship set, and that is in the Women’s Competitive division, where the Mice Catchers will take on Alpha Delta Pi on Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. Stop by and watch some great championship action at the intramural fields. Outdoor Soccer: Granted, soccer is not my specialty, but from what I’ve seen, this has been one of the better

years for Drake intramurals in terms of parity on the pitch. There have been a lot of close games that aren’t decided until the final minutes, and even some ties. Playoffs will start this week. Co-Rec and Sorority start their tournament Sunday, and Men’s and Fraternity divisions will start next week. Volleyball: This is where we have our first team champion of the year, as the Phi Dex ladies won the Women’s Competitive League this season, rolling through the competition. Winning the final in two sets, 21-14, 21-13, they only allowed more than 15 points in a set twice this season, and that was in the same match. For the other leagues, play will wrap up between Sunday and Tuesday with each league finishing up their tournaments. On Sunday, Co-Rec will wrap up their season with the semifinal games and then the final Sunday at 10 p.m. On Tuesday, both Fraternity and Sorority leagues will wrap up with their finals, both of which should be incredible. On the fraternity side, SigEp A will take on FIJI A, while Delta Gamma will play Alpha Phi No. 2

for the Sorority championship. Coming Up: In future events, CoRec basketball begins Monday, and the tournament-based sports, such as three-on-three basketball, badminton and racquetball, are ongoing as you read this. Also, Dodgeball sign up is open, so get a team organized for that, as well. That season will start in November. Until next time, keep calm and play IM.

Mike Wendlandt Columnist Wendlandt is a senior radio/TV production major and can be reached at

MADE TO BE BROKEN Kylynn Moyer supplanted herself in the Drake record books when the Bulldogs bested Missouri State 3-0 Saturday night at the Cownie Soccer Complex. The sophomore goalkeeper registered 14 saves on the night, matching a school record set exactly 12 years ago on Oct. 18, 2002, a record also set against Missouri State. It was Moyer’s fifth shutout of the season. “Tonight’s shutout was well earned by our backs, and Kylynn had a record night in net,” head coach Lindsey Horner said in a Drake athletics press release. “She relieved the pressure in behind our backs and looked confident and decisive in doing so.” Moyer wasn’t the only bright spot in a convincing win. Rebecca Rodgers recorded her fourth multigoal game this season. Rodgers scored the first two Bulldog goals at the seven-minute mark and 38 minute marks, respectively. Rodgers leads Drake with nine goals this season. Sophomore Sarah Grace Nicholson scored her first collegiate goal after heading a corner in at the 75:47 mark.

Jayhawk Invitational Last weekend, the crew team traveled to Lawrence, Kansas, for the Jayhawk Jamboree. While the results didn’t show it, our team performed well. Big-time programs are hard to compete against, like the Big 10 or Pac 12 schools we faced. They are big scholarship programs that recruit the best of the best. Most of us Bulldogs are walk-ons and have never rowed until we joined the team. These other schools are amazing teams and their rowers look like giants compared to us. I raced in the Varsity 8 boat and the Varsity 4B boat. I’ll be honest, in the Varsity 8 race, we were incredibly frantic for the first half of the four-kilometer race. The other boats were passing us and we were getting washed out from their wakes. However, we were able to pull it together in the second half and finish with a respectable time. Kerstin Donat, one of our varsity rowers, competed in back-to-back-to-back races. She had to jump into the next boat immediately after she finished the previous race. She started in a boat at 11:45 a.m. and didn’t finish until 3:05 p.m. It was an incredibly long and exhausting day for her as she raced three 4Ks. To say we were all proud of her is an understatement. She exemplified the “Bulldog Way” and what our team strives for. Kerstin is the kind of teammate that everyone wants to have. She never once uttered a complaint about the fact that she had to race in three races without

time to rest, and dealt with it gracefully. After we arrived back at the boathouse and finished unloading our trailer, we gave her a round of applause and expressed our gratitude for her hard work. It was a long day for our team. We left at 5:30 a.m. and didn’t get home until 11:00 p.m. It was a day full of moments of laughter, pain and an overall sense of comradery. It was the first time our team has traveled this fall, and it offered a great chance for our team to get closer together and continue to make priceless memories. Our next race is on Nov. 1 against Grand Valley State. It’s a home race at our boathouse on the Des Moines River, and I’m excited to see what these next two weeks of training will bring to continue our improvement in preparation for the date with the Lakers.

Ashley Beall Columnist

Beall is a junior public relations and English double major and can be reached at

WEEK IN REVIEW Men’s Golf at ODU/Outer Banks Invitational The Bulldogs fired their best round of the fall behind Dane Worley

and Brady Richardson’s identical rounds of 70 on the second day of

the tournament. Drake sat in fifth place going into final round action Tuesday.

Men’s Soccer at SIU Edwardsville Offensive woes continued for the men’s team as it was shut out

against SIU- Edwardsville. Drake was outshot 15-2 in the contest. Darrin MacLeod collected two saves on the night. Cross Country at Pre-National Races

The men’s team submitted arguably its best race of the season in

the ISU Pre-National White Race, placing second overall behind the

strength of two top-10 finshes. Brogan Austin and Rob McCann came in fourth and 10th place, respectively. The Bulldogs were just six points behind race champion, Indiana.

The women’s squad finished 19th in its race, with four runners placing in the top-100. Emma Huston was the fastest Bulldog, finishing 25th out of 214 runners.

Women’s Tennis at ITA Central Regional The Bulldogs saw two doubles pairs advance to the second round

before suffering setbacks that ended their runs. The pair of Maddie Johnson and Nell Boyd bested the No. 59 nationally ranked pair on

Friday to advance into the second round. The Jordan Eggleston and

Tess Herder pair joined them in the second round before also falling.

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