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Up ‘Til Dawn for a third year PhiDex fundraiser supports St. Jude by Ethan Clevenger

Staff Writer ethan.clevenger@drake.edu

A blonde, 6-year-old girl stands on the stage next to her mother. It’s getting a bit late, so she begins to rub her eyes to fend off drooping eyelids. A Drake University student presents the pair with a bag full of Dr. Suess memorabilia. Ever so refined, the little girl pulls away the red tissue paper and pulls the books from within the bag. Shortly after leaving the stage, she even gets her very own cat-in-thehat hat. You’d never know that young Elise Lambert suffers from a malignant medullary brain stem glioma — a tumor in her brain. But perhaps suffer isn’t the right word — thanks to people like the students who gathered in Upper Olmsted last Friday night

for Up ‘Til Dawn. Up ‘Til Dawn is an event put on by Phi Delta Chi, a professional pharmacy fraternity at Drake. The fraternity’s philanthropy focus is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and along with other groups across the nation every year, they put together this event to help raise money for the hospital where Lambert receives treatment. St. Jude is a special hospital, said junior Kayla Wiegmann, one of the co-directors for the event. It cares for pediatric cancer patients and other children with catastrophic diseases at no cost to the families. St. Jude provides housing, pays for transportation and gives treatment that can all be covered by a family’s insurance company. It’s these sorts of things that attracted Lambert’s mother Wendy, even though the family lives in West

Des Moines and St. Jude is in Memphis, Tenn. — what would otherwise be a $3,000 trip every three months. When the family first started out with treatment March 29, 2010, when Elise was just 4-1 /2 years old, they were at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. For two and a half days there, which included a CAT scan and an MRI, the family was charged $36,000. These costs soon led them to St. Jude, where 82 cents of every dollar donated goes towards treatment and research for patients. “All these people and all these buildings, and 82 cents goes to research and treatment,” Wendy Lambert said. “I wonder, ‘How do they do it and nobody else can do it?’” Katie Rasinski, a representative for St. Jude, also attended the event. Rasinski works in Minneapolis as an event and fundraising planner, and

she travels across the Midwest on behalf of St. Jude to events like these. She focuses on working with local patients and building relationships, which can be hard to do with just one hospital in the nation. “We try to condense our resources to have the best doctors and the best treatment in one place,” Rasinski said. “When they find the cure, it will be here…Doctors don’t get paid what they could get paid.” Wendy Lambert said the familiarity created by St. Jude helps immensely. “I talk to the nurses there and they say ‘We love it here. They treat us right and we love our patients,’” Wen-

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SASA celebrates Diwali Night by Meagan Flynn

Staff Writer meagan.flynn@drake.edu

When Iowa State University’s Bhangra Indian dance group hit the Sheslow Auditorium stage, the audience hollered and cheered as soon as they recognized the familiar “6 foot 7 foot” Lil’ Wayne tune. It was Diwali night, and all dance and song performances brought a unique charisma to the stage, mixing modern hip-hop with traditional Indian music. The event was put on by the South Asian Student Association, headed by senior President Toral Soni. Essentially, Diwali is the Indian Christmas. “It’s a time of reflection, celebration and for families to spend a lot of time together,” Soni said. The tickets were $7, and all proceeds and donations benefited the Shanti Bhavan Children’s Project, whose mission is “to adequately develop the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children of India’s ‘lowest caste’ by providing them world class education and instilling globally shared values to enable them to aspire to careers and professions of their choice,” according to the organization’s website. “It’s really a cool school that we’re raising money for,” said junior SASA Vice President Ankita Dhussa. “And it’s great that the Drake community can learn about the cause and also Diwali, which is such a big part of South Asian culture.” SASA has been planning the event since the summer. Dhussa said this is the first year that SASA has put on the event without outside help. Last year they had partnered up with the Malaysian Students Association. “The budget got pretty tight towards the end,” Dhussa said. “But we

went with as much as we could because the better of a show we put on, the more donations we could get.” The four performances included a capella Drake University TrebeleMakers, ISU’s Bhangra and Dhamaal and Dangeraas, both from the University of Illinois-Chicago. Following the show, attendees were invited to an Indian dinner at Parents Hall in Olmsted, including dishes such as vada with chutney — a savory fritter-type snack from South India; butter chicken — chicken marinated overnight in a yogurt and spice mixture; and a dessert, gaja halva — a traditional South Asian sweet made with carrots and nuts. The food was all catered by Sodexo. According to Dhussa, SASA did make improvements since last year’s Diwali night. “We definitely started advertising a lot earlier,” she said. “We got the word out as fast as we could. There was definitely a greater variety of people who attended, and we reached out far more community-wise.” In fact, the majority of the audience was not Indian. “We try to reach out to as many people as we can to come to Diwali night since Drake doesn’t have a bigpopulation of South Asians,” Dhussa said. “It’s always nice to see new faces at our events.” Before attending the event, firstyear Kyle McNett

SEE DIWALI, PAGE 2

Diwali Facts:

>Next year it will be celebrated on Nov. 13 >The celebration last for five days

Fireside chat scheduled by Lauren Ehrler

Staff Writer lauren.ehrler@drake.edu

Student Body President Greg Larson announced last Thursday that President David Maxwell will be hosting his first-ever fireside chat with students. “Students can come with things they want him to know and questions they want answered,” Larson said. The fireside chat will be held at 7 p.m. on Nov. 9 at Pomerantz Stage. There will be no overriding topic of the discussion. Technology Liason Sen. Stephen Slade also invited Interim Provost Sue Wright to clear up technology concerns at the session. Wright explained that Drake students are no longer charged a separate technology fee – instead the fee has been absorbed into tuition. From the technology fund, money is allocated to the Office of Information Technology, Cowles Library, classroom technology and faculty resources. Each college is also allocated funds based on enrollment size and need. “It must be kinds of technology that directly affect the learning environment,” Wright said. Four campus organizations were also allocated funds at the latest Senate meeting. Drake Men’s Lacrosse was allocated $2,125 to cover league registration in both the Great Lakes Lacrosse League for the spring season and the Central Iowa Lacrosse Association for its winter league. Colleges Against Cancer was allocated $232 to cover transportation costs in order for the organization to volunteer at the Hope Lodge Gala from Nov. 19-20 in Iowa City. Kappa Alpha Psi was allocated $89.25 for return travel expenses for the organization to travel to the C. Roger Wilson Leadership Conference this Wednesday in Champaign, Ill. Mediation and Moot Court was allocated $1,500 to travel to Glasgow, Scotland, for the team to participate in the Fourth Annual Law School Mediation Competition. One new Drake campus organization was also approved. Secular Student Alliance was approved to “provide a voice on campus for those who are atheist, agnostic, humanists, skeptics, secularists, non-religious, questioning religion, etc.”

>The term comes from the Sanskrit word “dipavali” which means ‘row of lights’

Domestic violence awareness focus for October by Kylie Rush

Staff Writer kylie.rush@drake.edu

Domestic Violence Awareness Month started from a “day of unity” in October 1981 and has grown to what it is today. This year, Alysa Mozak, Drake’s coordinator for sexual violence response and healthy relationship promotion, got Drake’s campus involved. “Violence is not just a problem for the victims,” Mozak said. “Everyone is affected in some way.” She wanted everyone, not just survivors, to be a part of the month’s movement. It’s the students’ opportunity to show that they care and become an ally for those who are survivors of domestic violence. Mozak feels that DVAM isn’t well marketed; many people don’t even

know there’s a month devoted to domestic violence, even though one in four women will experience domestic violence at some point in their lives. The Center for Disease Control has even called its occurrence an epidemic stating that it’s nearing the rates of heart disease and cancer. “This is not about your own personal stance or whether you are a victim, but to give victims a voice,” Mozak said. “We need to be the solution.” She planned events throughout the month to raise the awareness. Last week, Mozak had a booth set up in the Olmsted Breezeway to give out purple ribbons and fact sheets about DVAM. On Oct. 20 she urged everyone to wear purple in support. “It’s a little awareness,” she said, “but the reason I want to do this is to start a conversation.” She wanted students, staff and faculty to get in-

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volved to show that they are allies for survivors. Mozak feels that waves of purple on campus would raise questions for students who don’t know about the movement and will want to get involved. Those students, faculty and staff who haven’t heard about DVAM might take note. The Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence will also get involved at Drake. Mozak has arranged for the group to send an advocate to speak on Oct. 26. The event will be at 7 p.m. on Pomerantz Stage and will include a question and answer portion. She hopes the speaker will be an inspiration to those who have been victims and those who are allies. Learning how to create a better atmosphere of change on campus is one of Mozak’s primary goals. “I’m looking for everyone to be passionate,” Mozak said. “I want to

get people thinking about how it can affect them.” The forum could help to communicate new needs to Drake’s faculty and staff as well as create a conversation about domestic violence. Mozak hopes that this isn’t the only time she gets to raise awareness about domestic violence. “Events like this shouldn’t just happen for a month and then be gone and forgotten,” she said. Mozak’s new position at Drake has allowed her to open doors for students, staff and faculty alike. She hopes to keep making a difference by getting students as involved as possible. An issue that she is currently working on is dating violence on campus. Anyone who would like to get involved should contact her with ideas and concerns.

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AIN’T NO DRINK OF WATER 2 a.m. Oct. 13

A male Drake student reported to security that he was walking to the restroom on the fourth floor at Goodwin-Kirk Residence Hall when he tripped and cut his hand on a water fountain. The student had a friend drive him to a local hospital where he received stitches in his hand.

8:14 p.m. Oct. 11 Security responded to Carpenter Residence Hall on a report a student had drugs in his room. Security knocked on the door and the male student answered. He told security that his lung collapsed

and wanted an ambulance. Des Moines Fire Rescue was called along with the police. Security then noticed visible marijuana on his desk. Security also found a bag of marijuana and a fake ID. The marijuana was turned over to the police. Fire rescue arrived and transported the student to a local hospital. Resident life and the dean of students were advised. 1:14 a.m. Oct. 12 A Drake student reported to security that he had lost or someone stole his iPod from the Turner Jazz Center. 5:27 p.m. Oct. 13 A Drake student reported to security that his wallet was lost or stolen from Cline or Olin Hall. 4 p.m. Oct. 13 Security and police responded to the 3200 block of Forest Avenue on a report of a vehicle accident. A non-Drake affiliated male ran into the back end of a Drake Real Estate tractor that was pulling a trailer. No one was injured. Police filed a report and insurance information was taken.

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right and we love our patients,’” Wendy Lambert said. “We see the same nurses over and over again, and it really builds a trust and a bond. Every time they see us, they say ‘Hi, Elise’ or they call her ‘Princess Cupcake.’” But a place like this can’t support itself, so Up ‘Til Dawn happens all around the nation where students like Drake sophomore Jennifer Ebner write letters to friends and family asking for donations. Ebner collected 60 addresses, and with the help of sophomore Gina Wehby, she wrote a letter to each one. In its third year at Drake, the event resulted in at least 6,100 letters sent. Wiegmann said the total goal for the event is to raise $50,000 from those letters after collecting $30,000 last year. “It’s quite high, but I hope we hit it,” she said. Of course, letter writing all by itself can be a bit boring, even with

over 250 other people, so events were planned over the course of the night to keep volunteers entertained. Events included SAB comedian Jake Sharon, the Brocal Chords, a band called the Throwbacks and swing dancing. This event is all put together by a committee of 18 people from Phi Delta Chi. “There’s an event coordinator, donations coordinator…but they cross all the boundaries,” Wiegmann said. “Everyone works together well as a team…We have a very small budget. We get lots of donations from local pharmacies and families. Almost everything is donated.” Thanks to these sorts of donations and events, Elise Lambert’s tumor is 25 percent smaller than it was originally. If you would like to donate, please visit Drake’s Up ‘Til Dawn page at www.facebook.com/UTDatDrake.

Caucus date set Drake will host ABC debate by Kylie Rush

Staff Writer kylie.rush@drake.edu

A few lucky Drake students will do things like bring coffee to Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos in Sheslow Auditorium as they prepare for the ABC News Republican presidential debate in December. The university has partnered with ABC and the Republican Party of Iowa to bring the debate to Drake’s campus on Dec. 10. Rachel Caufield, associate professor of politics, said students should get as involved as possible. The debate will, after all, bring presidential candidates and a major national news network to campus. “We know it’s the weekend before finals, inconvenient timing, but as a university (we’re) committed to creating opportunities for students to engage in political questions and achieve academic success,” Caufield said. “We look forward to hosting ABC while at the same time disrupting campus as little as possible.” This isn’t the first time Drake has opened its campus to ABC and the debates. The two partnered for a Republican debate in 2007, before the last presidential election. Students worked with ABC production crews to gain experience both in politics and in the field of television and news. This year, students will have the

same opportunities. “ABC will be recruiting volunteers, but there will be a centralized application process,” Caufield said. “We are also working with student life so those who aren’t working or at the debate can participate in some other way.” Sophomore Benjamin Levine, president of the Young Americans for Liberty, a nonpartisan group on campus, said members of the organization look forward to the debates. “We will definitely be attending,” Levine said. “Many of us, I assume, will be cheering on Ron Paul, as he is the candidate who aligns closest with our views.” Students are encouraged to not only get involved in the debates but also in the actual caucuses as well. After plenty of jockeying for position, Iowa has set the date for the caucuses for Jan. 3, 2012. The state remains the first presidential caucus as of now. “Every four years, we go through the same process of moving up the date until we reach the year before (the caucuses begin), but in actuality that has never happened, and I doubt it ever will,” Caufield said. Though school won’t be in session when the caucuses take place, Caufield said it is very important that students start making plans now to be here for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

“Obviously Jan. 3 is, again, an inconvenient time since the university is closed, but I encourage students to make plans to stay now,” Caufield said. “You only get one chance to participate unless you plan on staying in Iowa (after college). So even if it is inconvenient, I really think students should be here.” For the 2008 caucus, Drake opened Parents Hall to any students who wanted to camp out since the dorms are closed. There has yet to be a decision made on whether or not that will happen this caucus season. To stay updated on all the latest caucus news, the Drake Iowa Caucus Resource Center officially launched its website at iowacaucuses.drake.edu and will be following all of the caucus events around the Des Moines area. The group will also be keeping students updated on how to get involved.

To get the latest information on the caucuses, visit iowacaucuses. drake.edu

Local business changes hands

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by Emily Tozer

Staff Writer emily.tozer@drake.edu

The University Library Café has been sold. Founder Chip Coil has owned the restaurant and bar, frequented by Drake students, for 19 years. He started looking for new owners when he decided to move to Cincinnati with his wife. Coil chose Full Court Press, a group that owns several bars and

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was unsure of what he was in for. “I figured it’d be an informational, cultural event that I wasn’t excited about,” he said. But after experiencing Diwali night with an Indian friend of his, first-year Jane Thottiyil, McNett left with a

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restaurants in downtown Des Moines. “I liked that the (new owners) want to keep it ‘The Library,’” Coil said. “They want to keep it the same as it is.” Drake students love the relaxed environment of The Library, known for award winning nachos and witty phrases on the sign out front. “My favorite thing about The Library is the atmosphere,” said senior Ryan Raether, who different idea. “I thought the performances were really good,” he said. “I didn’t know what to expect before because I’ve never seen that type of dancing. But it was impressive to see them dance to that mixture of modern music and traditional Indian music.” This was Diwali night’s third celebration at Drake, and

is a bartender at the establishment. “It’s Cheers-esque. You know, that neighborhood bar where you go hang out and everyone knows your name.” Coil said he is going to miss The Library. “I’ll miss all the fun that happens there,” he said. “And seeing people enjoy the good food and cold beer.”

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Misuse of the word ‘rape’ is a problem I am a freshman here at Drake. Like many, I came to college nervous about making friends, adjusting to dorm life, potentially revamping my high school study habits and basically starting a whole new life in Des Moines. Many of you can surely relate to that. But I also came to college as a rape survivor. I bet there is a fair amount of you who can relate to that as well, even if you don’t want to admit it to the people around you. But it is the people around you that I write this to; the same people around me that I interact with on a daily basis and who have no idea of the struggles I go through every day. Saying the words, “I was raped” out loud are some of the hardest words I have ever had to say. The word “rape” itself becomes a reminder; I detest this word for having to be in existence at all. But I cannot blame the word for the way that people use it. “Dude, that test just raped me!” “We raped their team!”

“You totally just raped me right now.” This does not even begin to cover some of the jokes made on the subject. I refuse to repeat them here. By definition in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, “to rape” means “to seize and take away by force.” The synonyms include assault, force and violate I’m not sure what triggered our society to become this way. We throw the word around casually and use it to describe things that most definitely do not constitute use of the word rape. And we joke about it. When you make a joke about rape and laugh, you are laughing at me and at any person who has gone through this. He or she could be sitting at the same table, living on the same floor or could be a person who you consider a friend. I want you all to take a moment and think about a painful experience that greatly affected your life. Perhaps a close, loved one passed away, your parents went through a painful divorce, a fire took away your home or even a best friend

I’m not sure what triggered our society to become this way. We throw the word around casually and useittodescribethings that most definitely do notconstitutetheword rape.

stabbing you in the back. Imagine that experience. Now, imagine me making a joke and laughing in your face about it. It sucks, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, I cannot change everyone’s opinion on what is and isn’t appropriate to make a joke about. According to Michael Scott of “The Office,” portrayed by Steve Carell: “There’s no such thing as an appropriate joke. That’s why it’s a joke.” But I am telling you that rape is one of the worst experiences a person can go through, and it’s something I wish upon no one. It isn’t something to joke about or to even use in casual terms as in, “that test just raped me.” For the record, an exam does not have the power to rape you in any sense of the word. With that said, I urge all of you to stand up. Next time someone makes a joke, tell him or her that it isn’t funny. Next time someone uses rape as a substitute word, tell him or her that it isn’t OK.

Stand up because chances are the person those jokes are really hurting is unable to do so — myself included. Rape survivors do not always want to walk around with that label on their forehead, and perhaps it’s cowardly of me to write this anonymously, but I cannot go through the next four years hearing the things I have heard in the past two months. This is my plea to my fellow students: don’t joke about rape. I don’t laugh at your pain, and now I ask you to do the same. JANE SMITH | COLUMNIST Smith can be contacted at drakegirl2011@yahoo.com

” An open letter to the 1 percent “ The time for words is soon coming to an end. We, the 99 percent, have seen our country driven into the ground by your hands. There once was a time when hard work and integrity ensured an individual an equitable share of the resources. There once was a time when America was spoken of in reverence by the world. There once was a time when the people could trust those they allowed to hold the reins of power. That time has long since passed. We used to envision a brighter future for all people. Now we are barely able to hope for economic security for our own families. The dream of humanity united in the cause of justice and equality is now a nightmare of division and inequity. You tell us to “work harder.” Men and women now work longer hours than ever before. Despite this, the real value of much of our wages has been falling for decades. An honest day’s work no longer puts food on the table. All the while, your share of the income has risen to astronomical

You tell us to ‘work harder.’ Men and women now work longer hours than ever before.

levels. Millions desire to work, yet are unable to do so because you refuse to use the trillions of dollars in wealth you sit on to employ them. You tell us to “tighten our belts.” You expect the middle and working classes to bear the burden of balancing the budget. Yet we are the ones you drove into unemployment and stagnating wages. We are the ones who have seen our share of the wealth diminish. We are the ones less capable than ever to make sacrifices. But you still have the gall to demand lower taxes for yourselves and accuse us of class warfare if we ask you to make a sacrifice. You tell us to “trust in the markets.” We did just that. We allowed you to deregulate Wall Street. You told us it was a matter of freedom and liberty for capitalism to be unleashed, and that market controls and oversight were groundless precautions of ignorant socialists. We unchained the beast because you said it would be in our best interests. Now look where we are. The culture

of greed that greases the wheels of capitalism has spun out of control and wrecked the world economy. We are waking up from the American dream. Right now in New York City and Boston, thousands are marching in protest of your destructive leadership. You wrote us off as rebellious youths looking for something to complain about. But then you saw the middle aged, the elderly and the white-collar professional begin marching as well. J.P. Morgan Chase recently donated $4.6 million to the New York Police Department. At first we were a joke to you. Now we are a threat. Now you are scared. Many large and powerful unions have begun siding with the 99 percent. The Transit Workers Union claims over 220,000 members in 22 states across the nation. Of those members, 38,000 work in New York City. Imagine if they all went on strike. That’s right. Imagine the greatest city in the world shut down at the hands of the 99 percent. You

prizes or cold hard cash. For those of skeptical at the idea of virtual currency, I’m using my accumulated Swagbucks to finish paying my rent this month.

store, but I do recommend planning on spending at least an hour and a half on serious grocery trips.

only call it class warfare when we fight back. We hold the power of the pen, of the ballot box and of the idea. How you react in the coming months will determine what we choose to do with these tools of democracy. Will you accept an equal share of responsibility for the upkeep of the nation that allowed you to become successful in the first place? Or will you continue to ignore your duty and allow the vast majority of Americans to suffer for it?

KEVIN PROTZMANN | COLUMNIST Protzmann is a sophomore philosophy major and can be contacted at kevin.protzmann@drake.edu

” The benefits of couponing About a week after I came back to Drake, I had a revelation: Walgreens is cheap. I know that money would vehemently argue against me, citing big receipts and expensively branded Drake attire. And all of that is completely true — except for the fact that Walgreens accepts lots and lots...of coupons. No, I am not one of those bargain-crazed hunters you might see on “Extreme Couponing,” but I’m definitely on my way there. Since I started practicing the ins and outs of the coupon trade in early August, I estimate that I’ve saved nearly $300 on groceries and apartment supplies alone. It adds up fast, and it’s really easy. Here’s how we roll on the coupon train.

Step one.

Wait until Sunday. Rev up your car or convince a friend who’s low on fuel. Go to Kum n’ Go and put at least $20 in your tank.

Step two.

Get your newspaper. The gasoline purchase will also nab you a free Sunday edition of the Des Moines Register, which is stuffed chock full of coupons.

Step three. Cut out

all the coupons, and I mean all of the coupons. OK, unless you’re hiding a puppy in your dorm, it might not behoove you to snip out discounts on dog food, but seriously, get as many as you can. You never know what will be on sale, and you never know when you’ll need something.

Step four.

Get cyber. The Internet is stuffed with coupons hiding around every little corner. You can try sites like coupons.com for your standard coupons, or, if you want to get a virtual bang for your buck, try swagbucks.com. For every coupon you print off from the site, you’ll get 10 virtual “swagbucks” that you can redeem for

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Step six.

Get organized. Some people put thornier coupons in a binder, but I’m not that intense (...yet). I generally try to group coupons with where the item will be in the store, so all the dairy coupons go together, all the cleaner coupons go together, etc. It makes things go much quicker in the

a person of the opposite sex at the cash register close to your age and flirt with them while in line. If you’re nice, they’ll probably give you the coupon discount even if the coupon doesn’t actually work. However, I’ve found that online coupons can be particularly tricky.

Step ten.

Realize how logical it is to save money and tell the world about it by writing an article for The Times-Delphic. Hold your head high, and whenever someone mocks you, just tally up all those numbers in the bank.

Step eight.

Check over the receipt. Make sure all the charges were correct and all the coupons went through. Then look at where it tells you how much you saved and feel awesome about yourself.

Step nine.

Don’t tell anybody about it. Feel embarrassed because only old ladies use coupons, and you’re a col-

MATT NELSON | COLUMNIST Nelson is a senior education and news/Internet double major with a minor in physics and can be contacted at matthew.nelson@drake.edu

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Step five.

Sit tight for about a month and rack up more coupons. From my observations and what I’ve read, many companies began promoting their products with newspaper or online coupons, and about a month later (usually right before the coupon expires, but not always), stores will suddenly start offering your couponed items on sale.

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The 27th Annual Bucksbaum Lecture Garrison Keillor Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Knapp Center

Distinctly Drake campaign reaches halfway point by Kensie Smith

Staff Writer mackensie.smith@drake.edu

The Drake love story is different for each student and alum. Those stories so far add up to over $100 million dollars. The “distinctlyDrake” campaign was enacted to support the university’s vision to be recognized outwardly as one of the best higher education institutions in the U.S. The monetary goal has the chance for substantial impact at $200 million dollars. John Smith, the vice president for alumni and development, said measurable success is found in more than dollar amounts. “While this campaign has a working goal of $200 million, the real measure will be seen in tangible progress toward our vision,” Smith said. Tangible results so far mean big additions like the $1.5 million dollar Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center. The campaign has highlighted “investment in our buildings, facilities and technology” as one of the main priorities. Such capital projects include a new School of Education building, two new science buildings and renovations on the three current science and education buildings. Cowles Library will receive renovated technology and additional spaces, while Cartwright Hall will also receive expansion

and renovation. The Drake Fieldhouse will receive huge improvements with a new leadership lab, classrooms and updated overall facilities. Within the new buildings, the campaign intends to endow 26 new faculty positions including distinguished professorships and chairs. University improvements over prior years have led to national accolades. The U.S. News and World Report ranked Drake as the No. 3 university in the Midwest. The campaign is not without challenges. One of the biggest challenges currently comes from the economic recession. Smith said that the campaign strategies and expectations had to be reevaluated. “Clearly, the greatest challenge of this campaign is conducting it during one the most difficult economic environments this country has ever seen,” Smith said. University President David Maxwell has played a key role in raising funds and outwardly supporting the campaign. “To have reached the halfway mark at $100 million in the midst of a global financial crisis is a great accomplishment,” Maxwell said. “And it’s a powerful testimony to the generosity, commitment and belief in Drake’s present and future on the part of the thousands of people who have participated thus far.”

Maxwell has represented Drake at events in Des Moines, Naples, Fla., Phoenix, Chicago, Denver and the Twin Cities. In upcoming weeks, the campaign will hit the road to Washington D.C., Atlanta, St. Louis and Kansas City, Mo. “I am very, very pleased by the success of the ‘distinctlyDrake’ campaign to date,” Maxwell said. Close to 70 percent of that generosity from alumni and Drake affiliates has come in the form of cash or other sorts of short-term donations. There has also been record support of The Drake Fund. This fund supports the university’s operating budget, meaning faculty and staff retention, student financial assistance and professional opportunity support. “We have been pleased with the passionate response from our alumni as they reflect on the impact of their Drake experience,” Smith said. Smith said he sees the creation of a philanthropic culture as one of the best observable outcomes for the campaign. “This change in culture will result in a deeper connection with Drake, a stronger sense of engagement and a growing desire to ensure Drake’s ability to keep real our promise to current and future generations of students,” Smith said.

Distinctly Drake Capital Projects New School of Education building Expansion and renovation for Cartwright Hall Renovation of Drake Fieldhouse New and renovated science facilities Renovation and addition for Cowles Library

Bowling to support breast cancer awareness by Steph Griffith

Staff Writer stephanie.griffith@drake.edu

Walking around campus, the chances of seeing the color pink dramatically increased this month. Between the pink streamers, flags, sidewalk chalk and hot pink streaks in people’s hair, it can only mean one thing — it’s Breast Cancer Awareness month. According to breastcancer.org, one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. In 2011, there were more than 2.6 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. An organization at Drake is working to make sure that number keeps

rising. Drake’s Colleges Against Cancer will host the third annual “Bowling for Boobs” today from 6-9 p.m. at Merle Hay Lanes. The $10 cost covers two games and a shoe rental. All the money raised goes toward the Relay for Life total in the spring. That money will then go directly to the American Cancer Society. “‘Bowling for Boobs’ isn’t just for Drake but also for the community,” said senior Robin Sautter, co-president of CAC. In addition to selling shirts on campus, CAC sold 120 shirts to members of bowling leagues at Merle Hay Lanes. CAC worked with Merle Hay Lanes to plan the event and make it affordable. First-year Rachel Vana said that the bowl-

ing alley was easy to work with during the planning process. “They’re really supportive of the actual event,” Vana said. “So they were willing to make that deal with us.” But overall, it will be the support of Drake students that make the event successful. CAC hopes that hosting the event off-campus will intrigue people to get involved. “Not that many people get the time to go bowling,” Sautter said. “It’s really fun if you just bring a lot of friends and go bowl.” First-year Tori Carter said she is excited to attend the event for the first time. “I think it’ll be successful because a lot of people have said they want to come,” Carter said.

funds. “Obviously, we want people to have fun and enjoy themselves,” Carter said. “But the biggest goal is to raise awareness of breast cancer.” In 2011, an estimated 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women. This is the kind of statistic that events like “Bowling for Boobs” hope to lower. “In the end, cancer will not discriminate against anybody,” Vana said. “And everyone needs to be aware of that.”

Bucksbaum Lecture to provide Minnesotan humor on Tuesday

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The first time Garrison Keillor broadcasted his now famous “A Prairie Home Companion” lecture, only 12 people heard what he had to say. At 7 p.m. tomorrow night, an expected crowd of several thousand people will hear him deliver a speech for the 27th Martin Bucksbaum Lectureship Series. Keillor’s speech won’t include the adventures of a private eye, singing cowboys or an ambitious reference librarian, but audiences will still be treated to the host’s warm Minnesota humor and matterof-fact style. The lecture is titled “An Evening with Garrison Keillor.” Erica Hartschen, assistant to the president for advancement of Drake University, said the Bucksbaum lectures are a great way to connect persons of national stature with students. “The Bucksbaum Lectures provides… the Des Moines community with a wonderful opportunity to listen and engage with people of national and international stature,” Hartschen said. “(The audience can) hear them share their views on many of

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the topics we are interested and concerned with in today’s society.” Keillor delivered his first broadcast of “A Prairie Home Companion” at Macalester College in July 1974. His audience has now grown to more than 4.3 million weekly listeners across almost 600 public radio stations, according to a Drake University press release. Many of Keillor’s shows revolve around the fictitious Minnesota town Lake Wobegone, a place in which “all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking and all the children are above average,” according to Keillor’s broadcasts. In addition to being a broadcaster, Keillor has also written several books including “Lake Wobegone Days” and “Pilgrims: A Wobegone Romance.” He has won numerous Grammy and George Foster Peabody awards. In 2006, he starred as himself in a movie adaptation of “A Prairie Home Companion,” appearing beside Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin and Woody Harrelson among other famous names. Keillor will be the most recent in a long line of distinguished Bucksbaum speakers. Past lecturers have included Bob Costas, Jane Goodall, Salman Rushdie, Bill Bryson and Maya Angelou. The most recent speaker was Twyla Tharp, a legendary dancer, choreographer and author.

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Leading up to the event, CAC worked to spread the word throughout campus about awareness of the cause. This campaign included “Think Pink” week. Activities ranged from selling T-shirts, receiving candy for wearing the color pink and helping Drake students put pink streaks in their hair. “Think Pink” week concludes today with the bowling fundraiser. Also today, CAC will give students the chance to practice their bowling skills with pumpkins in Helmick Commons. “If you get a strike, you get a shirt,” Sautter said. CAC has put plenty of work into planning “Bowling for Boobs” and “Think Pink” week, and the organization hopes it will translate to raising awareness and

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Footloose remake compliments original film

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by Mara Davidson

Staff Writer mara.davidson@drake.edu

Fans of the original movie “Footloose” won’t be disappointed. While there’s a lot less Kevin Bacon, the 2011 remake still packs the light-hearted fun that the original 1984 Footloose became famous for. This remake focuses on a car crash, featuring a dramatic scene at the beginning followed by a stern Dennis Quaid proposing a ban on dancing. Cue the arrival of Ren McCormack, a lovable teen who has a passion for dance.

Kenny Wormald as McCormack is sincere. His image and attitude are just enough to remind you of Kevin Bacon’s character yet different enough to keep you interested and emotionally invested. McCormack is less of a rebel and more of an outsider trying to assimilate to life in Bomont, Ga. McCormack is characterized as a much more vulnerable character instead of the reckless, red jacket wearing dancing fanatic featured in the 1984 version. Don’t worry: the classic yellow Beetle is still featured as McCormack’s hot ride. Surprisingly, the premise of the movie was more believable than the original.

In 1984, dancing wasn’t that risky, but anyone who has attended a high school dance knows that the parents of Bomont have a reason to believe that dancing can lead to inappropriate behavior. This is the sexier version of Footloose. Scenes are loosely pasted together with short shots of butts shaking in tight jeans. Julianne Hough plays the troubled teenager, Ariel, complete with daddy issues. Hough, a former dancer on “Dancing with the Stars,” twists and turns around the dance floor, even taking a turn around the pole to impress her low-life boyfriend, Chuck. The actors are not the only difference

in this remake. The music and dancing have been modernized, complete with a parking lot jam that makes you think you’re watching “Step Up 5.” Even the game of chicken has been updated from tractors to school busses. The classic songs such as “I Need a Hero” and “Almost Paradise” are still there, placed sporadically throughout the movie so that true “Footloose” fans can’t complain. The mix of classic songs with modern artists, such as The White Stripes vocals featured in the warehouse dance scene, doesn’t quite work. Director Craig Brewer had a tough task when he set out to remake “Foot-

loose.” He had to pay homage to the original while also creating something unique. The mesh was a little sloppy, but by the end no one cares. During the span of the movie, the audience reconnects with those lovable characters they met in 1984. This remake isn’t meant to replace the original, but instead it is meant to compliment it. As that title music plays, you can’t help but feel great. The message of the movie is clear: sometimes kids just need to dance, parents get to be crabby about it and once in awhile, everyone needs to get footloose.

Rockers unite for Halloween themed concert by Megan Berberich

Staff Writer megan.berberich@drake.edu

This Friday, the Heavy Metal Halloween show is taking place at the Vaudeville Mews for local metal and music lovers alike to enjoy. This show is part of the “Metal Up Your Tap” series. On the last Friday of every month at Vaudeville Mews, audiences can listen to a showcase of metal bands organized by Trevor Fisher and Nate Phillips. Phillips is also known as “Mr. Heavy Metal.” The Minnesota band Impaler will headline, followed by cover band Sick Burn and Agrinex. The show is for all ages, and doors open at 5 p.m. The cover

charge is $6. Hailing from the Twin Cities, Impaler has been playing heavy metal since 1983. One of the five original members, vocalist Bill Lindsey is the only member still playing in the band 28 years later. According to Fisher, the band is perfect for the Halloween show. They are theatrical, using fake blood, spikes, leather and other props. “I’ve met some other heavy metal bands who have been in the business for a while and are pretty jaded, but these are class act guys,” Fisher said. Sick Burn is a name many heavy metal listeners will not recognize. This hardcore tribute band is really just the members of Black Market Fetus coming out of hiatus

to play again. Phillips, who also goes by Nate Fetus, is the main vocalist in the band. Agrinex is a brand new black metal band. This Friday will be its first live show. Black metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music. This type of music includes fast tempos, shrieked vocals, blast beat drumming, raw recording and unconventional song structure. Fisher said to expect things like paint and satanic images during the Agrinex set. Trevor Fisher started “Metal Up Your Tap” nights in May 2008. Living in Chicago on the north side in Rogers Park, there were no metal shows close to his home. “This whole idea was kind of selfish on my part,” Fisher said. “I didn’t want to have to ride the train all the way across

Chicago, so ‘Metal Up Your Tap’ nights was a way for me to see bands and walk home at night.” Fisher pitched the idea of showcasing metal bands to the owner of the Red Line Tap, and he was automatically on board. Since then, “Metal Up Your Tap” nights take place every last Saturday of every month in Chicago. Once Fisher relocated to Des Moines, he befriended Phillips. Together they started up Des Moines’ own “Metal Up Your Tap” nights every last Friday of the month at the Vaudeville Mews. The first “Metal Up Your Tap” night in Des Moines was in June 2011. The Vaudeville Mews is an intimate, 250-capacity venue in the Court Avenue

district. It’s open on days when bands are performing and has a full bar during performances. Keeping along with the Halloween theme, horror movie trivia will be going on between band performances and DVD prizes will also be given away. Fisher thinks it’s only fitting that this “Metal Up Your Tap” event uses a Halloween theme. “Death metal is inherently scary,” Fischer said. “Metal and Halloween is a great match for each other. Everyone should put on costumes and come out.”

Paranormal researcher to discuss ghost hunting

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by Kayli Kunkel

Staff Writer kayli.kunkel@drake.edu

This coming Halloween season, students have a lot more to look forward to than excessive candy and eerie decorations. The Student Activities Board will bring Chris Moon, a paranormal researcher, to campus today from 7-9 p.m. at Pomerantz Stage to kick off the spooky week. Moon has definitely made a name for himself in the world of the supernatural. His repertoire is impressive, ranging from features on television programs such as NBC’s “Today Show” and the Travel Channel’s “Most Extreme Places to Stay” to multiple nationwide radio broadcasts. He is also the co-founder of Haunted Times Magazine and runs Ghost Hunter University, a nationwide program that seeks to formally educate the public on the paranormal. Sessions of the program are held at haunted locations across the United States and cover the basics of ghost hunting protocol. Moon’s presentation will include stories of his experience as a “ghost hunter,” and he will seek to convince students of the real nature of the paranormal. Moon plans to discuss the equipment used in the field and present evidence of the supernatural. He also typically engages students in an interaction with the spirits themselves using the “telephone of the dead,” a device that utilizes electronic voice phenomena evidence. It has been instrumental in Moon’s previous research. “Chris Moon is going to give an interactive presentation about his past experiences with supernatural beings and hopefully open the eyes of students to the unknown and unfamiliar,” said junior Keely Huting, co-chair of the SAB event.

Moon discovered his passion for the paranormal at an early age. He faced his first paranormal encounter at the age of 7 and began witnessing strange nightly happenings at his home, including a 100-year-old piano that played tunes by itself. Several years later, Moon came to realize his distinct sense for the supernatural. A self-proclaimed paranormal medium, Moon began conducting paranormal investigations as a young teenager. After years of studying the paranormal, however, Moon decided to expand his mission and to reach out to the public. He now conducts sessions that connect the public with deceased loved ones. He performs public and private paranormal readings to those wishing to connect with their lost relatives or friends, and he is often surprised by the comforting messages sent by the spirits. Now, Drake students will get a chance to experience this paranormal interaction themselves. This isn’t the first time Drake’s campus has been visited by a paranormal expert. “Last year, Rosemary Ellen Guiley, another supernatural investigator and ghost hunter, was brought to campus, and we had a great student turn out, so we hope to have the same turn out this year as well,” Huting said. There is no admission cost for students. The event isn’t intended to be extremely scary or frightening. “It is meant to be a fun, interactive, informational and entertaining event to get students in the Halloween spirit,” Huting said. Other Halloween themed events sponsored by SAB include a Halloween Cooking Show, which will include a pumpkin decorating contest and prizes for the winners.


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Sarah Madden and Bentley Mancini stole the show for the volleyball squad STAT OF Juniors over the weekend. Against Evansville, Madden registered 26 digs and four service Against Southern Illinois, Mancini tied her career-high with 18 kills, including THE WEEK aces. five kills in the fifth set. The Bulldogs won both matches.

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

SEPT. 24 @ Butler W, 24-14

NOV. 12 OCT. 1 OCT. 8 OCT. 22 OCT. 15 OCT. 29 NOV. 5 vs Campbell @ Morehead State @ San Diego vs Valparaiso @ Marist vs Jacksonville vs Dayton 1 p.m. W, 31-14 W, 41-26 W, 50-0 L, 31-24 11 a.m. 1 p.m.

Drake annihilates Valparaiso at home 50-0 Bulldogs bounce back after first PFL loss, improve to 4-1 in conference play by Matt Moran

Copy Editor matthew.moran@drake.edu

With a 50-0 thrashing of Valparaiso and a San Diego loss, Drake is back in the hunt for the Pioneer Football League title. The Bulldogs scored 44 points in the first half as senior quarterback Mike Piatkowski tossed a career-high four touchdown passes. The Drake defense held the Crusaders to just

125 total yards in Saturday’s game at Drake Stadium. Piatkowski was 16 of 23 through the air for 214 yards. He threw his scoring passes to four different receivers. “I think we had a lot to do with how it went today,” head coach Chris Creighton said. “No matter who we’re playing, we need to come out and play like we’re capable, and I think we did that.” The Bulldogs moved to 6-2 on the

season and 4-1 in the PFL. Drake’s lone conference loss was a 31-24 setback at San Diego last week, and it appeared the team’s conference title aspirations were in jeopardy. But San Diego lost 48-24 to Campbell on Saturday for its first PFL loss. Now Drake is tied with the Toreros for second place. Both teams trail Jacksonville, which is 5-0 in the PFL after a 56-13 victory over Davidson on Saturday. The Bulldogs take on Jacksonville at Drake Stadium on

Nov. 5. Valparaiso fell to 0-7 overall and 0-4 in the PFL. The Drake defense forced two interceptions on the day. “It’s one (game) at a time, but the challenge is not over,” Creighton said. Drake junior running back Trey Morse led the rushing attack with 60 yards on 16 carries. He scored his fourth touchdown of the season on a 5-yard run in the second quarter to put the Bulldogs up 14-0. Junior Nick Rosa and sophomore Jacob Dines led Drake with four receptions each. Each also scored his first career touchdown. Rosa scored on a 3-yard touchdown reception in the Bulldogs’ opening possession. Dines scored from 14 yards out in the second quarter to push the Drake lead to 42-0. “I feel like as a team, offensively, we’re seeing the field well, getting in the right plays,” Piatkowski said. “The defense is doing a great job getting the ball and shutting down their offense.” Junior linebacker Jake Underwood secured one of the Bulldogs interceptions in the second quarter and raced 65 yards into the end zone. It was the Drake defense’s first interception return for a touchdown since last season’s game at home against San Diego. “It was a great feeling,” Underwood said. “Any time the defense can score, it definitely gets the team going. It fires up the team.” Piatkowski connected with senior Nathan Paddock for a 19-yard score and junior tight end Kevin Marshall for a 15-yard touchdown for his other two scoring passes. Senior linebacker Tyler Moore-

head recorded a team-high eight tackles and added his second interception of the season. Junior defensive end Brandon Coleman contributed one sack to push his season total

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to 9.5 sacks. He came into the game tied for fifth in sacks in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision. Drake travels to Marist next Saturday. It’s the Bulldogs’ third road game in four weeks. The squad returns home to take on first-place Jacksonville and then closes out the season by hosting Dayton on Nov. 12. “We still have to win these next three games,” Piatkowski said. “It’s on us.”

Courtesy of MARK McDONALD SENIOR MIKE PIATKOWSKI awaits the snap in the Bulldogs’ match against Missouri S&T. On Saturday against Valparaiso, Piatkowski had another terrific performance, as he finished with 214 passing yards and a career-high four touchdowns.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Experienced, healthy Bulldogs ready for 2011 season by Matt Moran

Copy Editor matthew.moran@drake.edu

With returning starters at every position, the Drake women’s basketball team has plenty to be excited about heading into the 2011-12 season. The Bulldogs’ top returning player is senior center Rachael Hackbarth. Hackbarth came on strong at the end of last season, averaging almost 25 points per game during the final seven outings. She is Drake’s top returning scorer (14.6 points per game) and rebounder (8.1 rebounds per game). “Going back to early September (2010), Rachael had hip and back issues,” head coach Amy Stephens said. “She played with nagging injuries, playing back into game shape…The consistency that we saw at the end of the season made a difference in the success we had. It creates more balance.” Drake has seven returning letterwinners, including redshirt junior point guard Brittnye McSparron. McSparron had a stellar freshman season before her career took a back seat to injuries. Now she is healthy and eager to get back on the floor. She is expected to play a key role in the back court. “It feels good (being healthy),” McSparron said. “Last year was like being on the practice squad.” In addition to McSparron, Drake’s back court features senior Amber Wollschlager, redshirt freshman Carly Grenfell, junior Kayla Person, sophomore Alyssa Marschner and freshmen Kyndal Clark and Liza Heap. This group

will have to find a way to replace the production of AllMissouri Valley Conference first team performer Kristin Turk, who Drake lost to graduation last spring. Turk averaged 20 points per game last year, which was tops in the MVC. “We’re a little bit more disciplined on offense, but we miss that go-to guard,” Stephens said. “In all the years that I’ve coached, somebody always steps up. I have a lot of confidence that that will happen this year for our team as well.” Freshmen Cara Lutes and Symone Daniels lead an impressive recruiting class and are expected to contribute right away. Senior Alex Montgomery and sophomore Morgan Reid will help Hackbarth in the post. Reid was second on the team in rebounding (4.5 per game) last season. With McSparron back at point guard, Person moves to her natural off-guard position. Person averaged 5.8 points per game and is a prime candidate to shoulder some of the scoring load voided by Turk. The Bulldogs have one of the toughest non-conference schedules ever under Stephens. The schedule features matchups with Illinois-Chicago, Iowa, Iowa State and Wisconsin. “I think we’re going to be a team that surprises a lot of people this year,” Wollschlager said. “The last month has been good, building chemistry. I’m anxious for games to start.” Drake opens the season with an exhibition against Upper Iowa on Nov. 2 at 7:05 p.m. at the Knapp Center. MATT MORAN| copy editor HEAD COACH AMY STEPHENS talks to reporters at the Bulldogs’ media day.

Primetime Preview kicks off basketball season by Matt Moran

Copy Editor matthew.moran@drake.edu

The 2010-11 Drake basketball teams introduced themselves to fans last Thursday, showing off their skills at the Drake Basketball Primetime Preview. The women’s team played against each other in the annual Blue & White scrimmage while the men’s squad performed skills competitions, including a slam dunk contest. The Blue squad edged the White team 9-7 in the scrimmage, with senior Rachael Hackbarth scoring seven points for Blue. “Rachael (Hackbarth) had a great offseason,” head coach Amy Stephens said at the women’s basketball team’s media day last Wednesday.

“She worked hard to improve and added some range.” Both teams participated in a threepoint shootout. At the end of the night, men’s head coach Mark Phelps challenged Stephens to a three-point contest. Phelps won 6-5. Junior Ben Simons prevailed in the three-point shootout finals against freshman Kyndal Clark, 10-8. Clark’s final “moneyball” shot rimmed out with a chance to tie the score. Senior Kraidon Woods impressed the crowd with a windmill slam to capture the slam dunk contest crown. Redshirt sophomore David Smith earned runner-up honors. There were also skills competitions involving the fans. First-year Matt Dybing made a layup, a free throw, a three-point shot and a half-court heave to win the Magic Shot compe-

tition. Dybing left the Knapp Center with a 40-inch flat screen television. Dybing’s sister, Lauren, was a fouryear standout player for the women’s basketball team from 2005-09. Redshirt junior Brittnye McSparron joined third-year pharmacy student Jared Frost to garner the hotshot competition title. The women’s squad kicks off its season at the Knapp Center in an exhibition game against Upper Iowa on Nov. 2 at 7:05 p.m. The men’s team starts its season three days later in another exhibition at the Knapp Center against Quincy. Tip-off for the Nov. 5 tilt is set for 11 a.m. “We’re maybe not the prettiest team, but they execute and there’s some grittiness to them that I like as a coach,” Stephens said about her squad.

Kurt Alexander apologizes to Drake community Dear Drake community, I would like to apologize to everyone who is associated with Drake University for the recent poor decision that I made. My actions not only embarrassed myself but all of you here at Drake. I am proud to be a Drake Bulldog and I’ve received great support here. Now I am determined to work hard to regain your trust and earn my position back on the team. Please accept my sincere apology. Thank You, Kurt Alexander

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MEN’S TENNIS

Ghorbel advances to main draw in ITA Central Regional by Dominic Johnson

Staff Writer dominic.johnson@drake.edu

After two weeks without playing a tournament, the Drake men’s tennis team is in Tulsa, Okla., competing in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Central Regional tournament. All 10 members of the Bulldog squad are competing for a spot in the ITA National Tournament, as the winner of each regional tournament moves on to nationals later this fall. The Bulldogs started play last Friday, as four Drake players competed in the qualifying draw to earn a spot in the singles main draw. Freshman Grant Tesmer, sophomore Robin Goodman, junior Ryan Drake and senior Sean O’Grady all had at least one win on Friday, but it was only Goodman and Drake who advanced to the main draw. Goodman took out Gino Octa of Western Illinois 6-4, 6-2 to start off the day, and his 6-0, 6-0 win over Saint Louis’ Vuk Poledica moved him into the main draw. Drake posted equally solid results, as he took out Matthew Prevost of Oral Roberts 6-0, 6-1 and followed it up with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over South Dakota State’s Jamie Dash

to move into the main draw. The Bulldogs started off Saturday with the main draw doubles play, but all three Drake teams struggled to get going in the early morning matches. The duo of junior Anis Ghorbel and freshman Alen Salibasic took on Vlad Bondarenko and Rifat Bikyakov of the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Despite the powerful games from both Drake players, the duo fell short by a score of 8-6. The next doubles match was also against Oklahoma State, and unfortunately the result mimicked the last match. Junior captains James McKie and Jean Erasmus lost 8-6 to Maniel Bains and Eric West of the Cowboys. Drake’s final doubles team of Goodman and senior Cesar Bracho faced a familiar foe in Philip Arndt and Leandro Toledo of Minnesota, but the Bulldog duo lost 8-4. This Minnesota duo will likely be one of Minnesota’s top doubles team in the spring, as Arndt spent all of last year at the top doubles spot for the Golden Gophers and has been ranked as high as No. 28 in the doubles rankings. Fortunately for the Bulldogs, their play picked up once singles play started. The first player on the court

was the junior Drake, as he took on Kyle Obermeier of conference-rival Creighton. Obermeier played primarily at the third singles spot for the Bluejays last year, but Drake rose to the occasion as he dispatched Obermeier 6-4, 6-3. Unfortunately for Drake, he lost his second round match in straight sets to Grant Ive of Tulsa. Ghorbel also performed admirably in his first round match, as the junior took out the No. 13 seed Andre Stenger of Nebraska 6-2, 6-3. “I was feeling the ball today, moving good and no pressure,” Ghorbel said. Ghorbel continued his strong play in the second round, as he took out Gabriel Townes of Bradley with an easy 6-1, 6-1 win. Ghorbel will take on Grant Ive of Tulsa in the round of 16. “The way I saw Anis playing today, I believe he can win this tournament,” assistant coach Mauricio Ballivian said. Bracho took on Lawrence Formentera of Oklahoma. Like Bracho, Formentera spent much of last season at the fifth or sixth singles positions, but Bracho won in straight sets 6-3, 6-4. In his second round match,

Bracho was taken to the limit, but he couldn’t capitalize in the final set against David Calvalcanti of Wichita State, as he fell 3-6, 6-2, 6-4. McKie took on fellow Scotsman Kester Black, a freshman at Wichita State, in his first round match. It was the Drake scot who dominated the match, as McKie won in straight sets 6-3, 7-5. The Drake captain took on Vlad Bondarenko, who upset the No. 10 seed, in his second match of the day. Bondarenko ended McKie’s tournament 6-2, 7-5. Senior Jonathan Hadash battled his way through a tight first round contest against Juan Estenssoro of Wichita State and posted a 7-6, 7-5 victory. The win set up a second round matchup with his former teammate, the No. 11 seed Arndt of Minnesota. Arndt proved too much for Hadash, as the Drake senior fell 6-0, 6-2. Not all the Bulldogs were so lucky in their first round matches, though. Salibasic took on the No. 3 seed Christopher Aumueller of Nebraska. Aumueller is ranked No. 31 in the nation in singles, and his talent was on full display Saturday as he was simply too much for the young Bulldog to

handle. Goodman’s impressive run through the qualifying draw didn’t transfer into success in the main draw, as he lost to Leandro Toledo of Minnesota 6-3, 7-5. Erasmus also lost to a Minnesota foe, as Juan Pablo Rameriz took the match 4-6, 6-3, 7-5. Ghorbel’s main draw matches continued yesterday, while Erasmus, Goodman and Salibasic competed in the consolation draw. “I know him because we met before during the African championship,” Ghorbel said of his next opponent. “I just have to stay aggressive, positive and go to the net to finish the points.”

>> CHECK BACK FOR MORE SCORES The Times-Delphic will continue its coverage of the Bulldogs’ progress through the tournament in Thursday’s issue.

VOLLEYBALL

Drake sweeps two-game home stand by Taylor Soule

Staff Writer taylor.soule@drake.edu

Last Friday, Drake’s match against Evansville demanded dominant serves and powerful aces from the Bulldogs. Junior libero Sarah Madden answered the call by pounding four aces to lift the Bulldogs from a first-set deficit in the 3-1 win over the Purple Aces. The next night, Drake survived Southern Illinois in five sets. Behind by as many as five points in the first set against Evansville, the Bulldogs adopted a come-from-behind mentality in the game’s inaugural minutes. Madden started a domino-style turnaround in the first set, hitting the open spots in Purple Aces territory to pull the Bulldogs within one at 24-23. Freshman Erin Roggenburg stepped in next, recording a kill to tie the set at 24. Roggenburg recorded eight kills in the match. “That (comeback) was set up by 10 awesome serves by Sarah Madden,” Drake head coach Tony Sunga said. “She served out the set. She was going for ace. She kept going after it.” Madden also added 26 digs in the match. Both the fans and the team let out a mighty yell as the Bulldogs closed out the first set when the Purple Aces blocked a Drake shot out of bounds. The scoreboard read 26-24 in the Bulldogs favor. “We just gained some momentum and ran with it,” said junior outside hitter Bentley Mancini, who recorded a team-high 12 kills. “We do a lot of drills in practice where we start with a deficit like that so we have to work back to win the game.” In the second set, the Bulldog defense took charge in the 25-17 Drake win. Aided by critical kills from Mancini and senior middle hitter Michelle Reidy, the Bulldogs sent the Evansville defense lunging for the ball. The set ended on a block by junior Emily Heffernen. That defensive dominance, according to Sunga, played a match-altering role in the Missouri Valley Conference contest. “Our defense picked us up,” Sunga said. “Converting from defense to offense, but converting fast, is what we did.” The Bulldogs fell to Evansville in the third set, with mental lapses hindering their hopes for a shutout victory. The set score was identical to the second, but this time in Evansville’s favor as the Purple Aces took advantage of several Drake errors to earn a 25-17 victory.

“We just had a brief mental lapse,” Sunga said. “We were trying to be more than we needed to be. We let ourselves out of that focus for a moment.” Putting the third set loss behind them, the Bulldogs again relied on solid serving and consistent defense to win the fourth set 25-18. “We kind of settled down, huddled together at the end of the third set, decided we needed to regroup, to go back to the basics,” Mancini said. “This was a really big game for us, and we knew we needed to come out and take the fourth set.” On Saturday night, the Bulldogs faced a familiar foe in Southern Illinois. Drake avenged a loss to the Salukis earlier this season. The game also marked the Bulldogs’ “Dig Pink” match, and the players sported pink uniforms instead of blue in support of breast cancer research. After dropping down 5-0, Heffernen led the offensive charge as Drake rallied to claim the first set 25-19. Heffernen recorded eight kills in the match. A block by junior Whitney Westrum sent Southern Illinois to the sidelines for a timeout at 23-17. The Bulldogs closed out the set 25-21. The Salukis were ready to go following halftime, recording 18 kills in the third set to cap a 25-21 victory. Southern Illinois wasn’t ready to back down just yet, though. Following their victory, the Salukis went on to win the fourth set 25-20 as the Bulldogs tallied nine errors. Entering the decisive fifth set, fans were on the edge of their seats, eager for early Bulldog dominance. Drake did just that, scoring 10 points on kills en route to a 15-10 win. Defense proved the difference in Saturday’s five-set victory, according to Sunga, who was counting on players like Reidy and Heffernen to record critical blocks. “We know we’re going to put up pretty solid blocks,” Sunga said. “It’s a thankless job, middle blocker. It’s always our defense for us. Defense sets up our offense.” The fans also provided motivation in the Bulldogs’ MVC win, for both the players and the coaches. “(The crowd) was energetic and very influential in our success tonight,” Reidy said. “It was nice to have family and other peers, other athletes there to cheer for us.” The Bulldogs take on Illinois State this Friday in Normal, Ill., at 7 p.m.

MEN’S SOCCER

Bulldogs suffer 2-1 upset at home to Central Arkansas

TAYLOR SOULE | staff photographer JUNIOR SARAH MADDEN returns a volley in the Bulldogs’ match against Southern Illinois on Saturday. Madden played a huge role in both victories for the Bulldogs over the weekend.

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The Drake men’s soccer team was surprised by Central Arkansas (2-7-4, 1-1-2 MVC), losing 2-1 in Conway, Ark., last Saturday. Drake’s five-game winning streak was snapped, and the Bulldogs lost to a team that had only won one other game on the season. Head coach Sean Holmes felt that his team was solid to begin the game. “We had some early chances in the game that we let slip by early on, and you can’t do that playing against someone on the road,” Holmes said. “They played with a lot of pride and tenacity.” Central Arkansas struck first to go ahead in the score column with David Ngwenya netting a goal during the 36th minute. That didn’t put as much pressure on Drake as Holmes would have originally thought. “We gave up kind of a fluky goal at the end of the first half,” Holmes said. “We played really well. I didn’t think we were really in danger, then we gave up that second goal in the second half. Then we had to chase the game.” The second goal, scored by Matt Taphorn, pushed the score to 2-0 in the 61st minute and ended up as the deciding goal of the contest. Senior Thomas Ostrander brought the Bulldogs within one as he put a goal in the back of the net in the 63rd minute. Senior Matt Kuhn has seen the team at its highest during the five-game winning streak, but he said he feels that playing on the road has worn the team down. “We’ve been on the road for the past three weeks now,” Kuhn said. “Long bus trips have kind of taken a toll on the team. We also have had some nagging injuries. To do it with the result of that, we didn’t play terribly too well when we had a team that really had nothing to lose.” Drake was very much an offensive power as it had a 19-11 advantage in shot differential. The defense was solid but prone to mental mistakes, senior goalkeeper Jordan Kadlec said. “We had a couple mental lapses,” Kadlec said. “I mean, they really didn’t have too many chances, but when they did have chances, they capitalized off of them. And we got punished for that.” Drake capped its five-game winning streak with a 2-0 victory at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville last Wednesday. Sophomore Erik Boyer and Kuhn notched goals in that victory. The Bulldogs are 10-5-1 on the season and 3-1 in the Valley. Next up for the Bulldogs is a tough road test against the nationally ranked Creighton Bluejays in Omaha, Neb., on Wednesday. Creighton is No. 3 in the latest NCAA rankings.

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FIJI Haunted House

Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity created a haunted house on Thursday and Friday to benefit the Creative Vision charity in Des Moines. According to Creative Vision’s website, it is a charity that helps communities by “becoming selfempowered, self-responsible, and self-sufficient through education and economic empowerment.” The Haunted House raised $500 for the charity. Members of the house put on makeup and became actors for the night to frighten those in attendance.

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