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Red shoes, red tie, ready to go Grammy winner speaks for Bucksbaum by Hanna Bartholic

News Designer

An audience of 2,500 from Drake University and the Des Moines community filled the Knapp Center to listen to Grammy award winner Garrison Keillor at the 27th Martin Bucksbaum Lectureship Series on Tuesday night. Keillor took the stage in his traditional red tie, red socks and red shoes. He started off with a folk song full of witty comments and antidotes and walked a full lap around the Knapp Center. Once back on the stage he casually shared his experiences of dealing with his 13-year-old daughter and said that when he was 13, it was a very different time. Keillor presented his stories in his flat, deep voice with great pause and sense of nostalgia. He talked about how things were different when he was a child; parents pushed children outside to roam in packs, and in Minnesota there was never a snow day. A poignant story in Keillor’s life was when his parents left him at a gas station on a road trip to Yellowstone National Park. Instead of immediately turning around when his parents realized the mistake, they left him to stay with Al and Lois, the owners of the gas station and complete strangers. When his mother called and asked if he was all right, he of course said yes. “I was raised to be all right,” Keillor said. “You were not to think so much about yourself. Don’t pity yourself.” What Keillor learned from this experience was that if you could write a story, “you could make sense of it and relieve your suffering.” He once wrote a whimsical story in which he looks like a hero and his sister ends up in hell. When his mother read it, she laughed. “If you could write a story and make someone laugh, you can get away with it,” Keillor said. An underlying tone in Keillor’s

speech was the importance of communication. “You can get away without math and physics, but you need English,” he said. Keillor was met with laughter and applause at every witty line. The audience responded favorably when he said something that you didn’t expect. Keillor never said if his stories were based in reality, but that didn’t matter for the audience members. They still laughed along right along with him as he spun his tales. Cahlen Brancheau, a first-year student from Adel, Iowa, didn’t grow up listening to Keillor’s radio show “Prairie Home Companion,” but he discovered him as a preteen along with some of public radio’s other great programs such as “All Things Considered.” “It’s got that nostalgic feel, and I’ve been known to love the nostalgic,” Brancheau said. Brancheau said that the speech lived up to his high expectations, and he was excited to see the red shoes. The program ended with a question and answer session in which audience members were invited up to ask Keillor questions. Instead of Keillor staying on stage, he walked right up to where the audience asked him questions. When asked about his famed red shoes by a Drake student, Keillor said: “I got to a certain age, and I can afford to be silly, and you should take advantage of that. When you get to my age and you never have another interview in your life… red shoes.” Melva and the late Martin Bucksbaum provide funding the Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series as a gift to Drake. Martin Bucksbaum was a longtime member of the university’s governing board. Each semester, a distinguished speaker is invited to Drake’s campus for a lecture. Previous lecturers include Twyla Tharp, Dr. Azar Nafisi and Dr. Maya Angelou.

Res. hall turns into haunted house by Kylie Rush

Staff Writer

JOEY GALE | photo editor

GARRISON KEILLOR speaks to the crowd at the Knapp center on Tuesday night for the Bucksbaum Lecture.

With midterms in the rearview mirror, it’s time to move on to another terror this semester: Halloween. Luckily, the upcoming event put on by Morehouse and Carpenter Residence Halls can be a little more fun for students. The two halls have banded together to make sure, between all the parties and other festivities, students don’t forget what Halloween is all about with the annual MorgueHouse haunted house. First-year Azch Dredge, Morehouse Hall’s programming chair said MorgueHouse will take a bit of a turn from its tradition by adding a theme this year. “I believe that a bit of continuity in a haunted house helps with the illusion that you really are in danger,” Dredge said. “We decided on ‘Small Town Terror,’ and if you want to know what that means, I suggest you come find out.” In keeping with the theme, MorgueHouse will include rooms such as the butcher’s kitchen and a church. Other rooms remain a secret to add to the horror and surprise. Those who choose to attend should plan to be scared out of their wits because each year, the participants in the haunted house try their best to make it more horrifying than the year before. Light and fog machines as well as sound effects will add to MorgueHouse’s sense of terror. Getting ready for MorgueHouse has been a long process for Dredge. “I came up with the theme and have been collecting materials and setting them up for about two months now,” he said.


First-Year Senate Election Seven battle it out for the spot by Jessica Ott


Staff Writer






Campaigning for the First-Year Senator election began on Sunday. This year’s candidates are Justin Kochanski, Kelly Tafoya, Josh Schoenblatt, Ekta Narvin Haria, Taylor Larson, Joseph Gale and Ashley Garvais. Kochanski is a biochemistry and molecular biology major from Bartlett, Ill. His past leadership experience includes representing his high school for several nonprofit groups, varsity soccer captain and National Honor Society secretary. At Drake, he is involved in the Student Services Committee for Student Senate and Students Today Leaders Forever. He also led the petition to end the FirstYear Seminar Friday sessions. “I would strive to maintain and enhance a connection between the members of Student Senate and the actual students being represented so that real issues are being addressed on a weekly basis,” Kochanski said. “Also, I would like to explore the possibilities of enhancing the drain systems so that we don’t have a ‘Drake Lake’ every time it rains on campus.” Tafoya is a public relations and political science major from Fort Collins, Colo. In the past, she has volunteered for several charities including Meals on Wheels and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and she has held leadership positions on sports teams. Tafoya said she wants to improve

involvement in Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Respite Care, the ONE world poverty awareness campaign and Project Rachel, which was named after a Columbine victim. She also wants to open the dorms in January so students can be here for the Iowa caucus event. Campus security improvement is also a big concern of hers. “I would like students to have to swipe their IDs to get into any building so that only Drake students and faculty have access,” Tafoya said. Schoenblatt is a political science major from St. Charles, Ill. He has been involved in student government since fifth grade, and during that time he led the design and construction of four homecoming floats, was co-chair for a homecoming parade, was captain for a mock trial team and attended a leadership conference at Harvard University. Currently, he is a member of the Executive Board Relay’s Committee for the Student Activities Board and of the Student Fees Allocation Committee on Student Senate. “I want to help make Drake University into a school where anything is possible, whether it is by creating a new club that promotes more acceptance of being different or a club to watch squirrels,” Schoenblatt said. “If the first-year class wants something, I am willing to stand up and say I want it, too. Because whoever is elected is not there to make the decision for themselves, they are there to

make the decision for the other 850plus first-year (students).” Haria is biology major with a general business minor from Mombasa, Kenya. At Drake, she is the first-year representative for the Student Activities Board, an intern for the Diversity Interest Senators, a member of Drake UNICEF and a member of Alpha Phi Omega. In high school, she founded the charity organization OAM Wajibika. Her priorities are to address the first-year students’ needs, increase interactions between first-year students and upper classmen and improve Welcome Weekend activities. Larson is a magazine and law, politics and society major from Orion, Ill. She is a floor representative for Herriott Residence Hall, and she is part of the Community Outreach Committee on Student Senate. She was also involved in her high school’s student council. Larson supports the implementation of a J-Term and wants to open communications between students and Senate. “My plan is to use the university’s Facebook and Twitter accounts as well as other campus publications to spread the word,” Larson said. Gale is a business major from Plymouth, Minn., and is the only candidate running who is a member of the First-Year Interest Committee. In addition to FYIC, he is the photo editor for The Times-Delphic. “We are a class of amazing people,” Gale said. “We have done great things already and will continue to





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quote of the


I think to play a college sport, at any level, it has to be your passion.


Drake student admitted to letting his friend use the fake ID. The ID has been turned over to the Iowa Department of Transportation motor vehicle enforcement department.

SHARP SITUATION 1 p.m. Oct. 22

Security responded to a Drake residence hall on a report that a student may have had knives in his room. Security and Residence Life staff conducted a search, and a knife and multi-tool with a knife blade was confiscated. The dean of students was also advised.


3:06 p.m. Oct. 21 Security and the Des Moines fire department responded to Olin Hall because of a fire alarm. Security and the fire department checked the building, and a smoke detector had gone off in the greenhouse area. It was determined that the detector was dirty, and there was no fire. 5:37 p.m. Oct. 21 Security responded to the Olmsted parking lot. A staff member reported someone damaged the bumper of her vehicle. After talking to the staff member, it is unknown if the damage occurred here or in downtown Des Moines.

12:51 a.m. Oct. 20 Security responded to Herriott Residence Hall after the desk monitor reported that they had a fake ID that a non Drake-affiliated male tried to use to gain entry into the dorm. The male had left but the name on the ID was from a current Drake student. The

Dinner to promote networking betweeen students, alumni by Kensie Smith

Staff Writer

Conversation will be lively and the business cards will be traded at the upcoming Student Alumni Association Networking Dinner. Students and alumni will join together for a catered dinner at 6 p.m. in Parents Hall on Nov. 8. Students will be grouped with professionals according to major. Topics of conversation will be in no short supply with talk about jobs and internship opportunities, the Des Moines metro area and Drake commonalities. Senior Nick Downey, the SAA vice president of special events, said the dinner works to provide a more personal setting between students and alumni. “This event has gone on now for a

couple of years; this year, though, we are going to be matching alumni and students together based on what the alumni’s profession is and what the student’s major or field is,” Downey said. “By doing this, the dinner will become more beneficial for both groups. “At the dinner, students will be able to develop a better relationship with alumni in their field or profession than just having a quick networking session where they may meet a good amount of different alumni, but never really get the chance to build a relationship with them,” Downey added. There will be an estimated 20 alumni in attendance. Professionals in attendance will include members of the national and regional Drake alumni boards. The event is open to all students and priority seating will be given to RSVPs. SAA members can attend for

free and non-members can attend for $5. Register to reserve a dinner spot at Dress for the event is business casual and business cards are encouraged. SAA is operated out of the Kline Alumni and Development Center and is an organization that focuses on creating connections between students and alumni. The group offers a number of annual events. SAA will also sponsor the Senior Etiquette Dinner on Nov. 6. Six student alumni ambassadors and two non-voting members run SAA. Students interested in joining SAA for perks, leadership opportunities and events may do so online at Annual membership fees are $25 and a lifetime membership is $90.

LOOK LIKE YOU DESERVE THE JOB TAILORED JACKETS Whether it’s a blazer or a sports coat, keep the look tailored and clean.

PEACOATS Man or woman, dark colored peacoats are a stylish way to enter the dinner in style. Go with a deep navy or charcoal to avoid looking washed-out in black.

BRIGHT BLOUSE For women, keep the look classy. Personalize neutral toned slacks or knee length skirt with a bright blouse that will draw everyone’s attention.

LACE IT UP AND KEEP IT LOW Laced up loafers, in a dark brown or burgundy, look wonderful with a trendy men’s suit. Ladies, hold the stilettos for the weekend. Keep heels monochromatic and fitting with the outfit, but always avoid kitten heels.


You’re never fully dressed without a smile…and it distracts from that stain on your shirt you just noticed. FROM HAUNTING, PAGE 2 Other Morehouse residents, such as junior Earl Hall, an actuarial science and finance major, are also excited for the festivities to begin. “I am on the Morehouse (executive council), and I love Halloween,” Hall said. “I was a big fan of Halloween back at home in Los Angeles. I love scaring people. So I felt as though it was my divine role to scare the people of Drake University through MorgueHouse.”

Hall will be playing an important role in the haunted house. “I am (in) one of the first rooms that you will enter in MorgueHouse,” he said. “I am the butcher, which means I run an entire room for my scene. It’s one of the bigger scenes besides the church scene.” Students who plan to attend are welcome to come in a costume but will be asked to remove any masks due to safety reasons. It has also been suggested that students not wear long robes or other types of costumes that

drag on the ground because it may cause a tripping danger both to those involved and to students who have come to witness the mayhem. MorgueHouse will be taking place today and tomorrow from 8-11 p.m. Entry to MorgueHouse is only $2, and all proceeds will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House. Students are sure to receive a night of horror and gore that they will not likely forget.


In Monday’s issue of The TimesDelphic, in the article about the second annual Diwali night, the cost of the event was incorrect. The event was $7 at the door, and $5 for tickets purchased in advance.

The money raised from the raffle benefited the Shanti Bhavan Children’s Project. South Asian Student Association member Toral Soni was referenced as a senior, and he is actually a second-year pharmacy student.

AMY RUSSELL | staff photographer

AUTHOR PATRICIA BRYAN looks out into the audience during her speech about Drake alumna Susan Glaspell.

Author speaks over life of Drake grad

Her life’s writings, works by Dennis Nissen

Staff Writer

It’s the middle of the night, and Margaret Hossack hears a loud noise that shakes her out of her deep sleep. She hears tumbling and knocking in the darkened corners of her house. In a worried panic, she leaps up and runs to her children’s room to check on them. After she finds that her children are all right, she lights an oil lamp and returns to her husband. She enters her room and finds her husband, who was attacked by someone with an axe. His body lay in the same bed she leapt from just moments before. Hossack sends her children to find a neighboring farm that has a phone so they can call the police and a doctor. From just a little after midnight until 10 a.m. when Tom Hossack finally passes away, Margaret holds his hand and cries. This is the grizzly scene that author and law professor Patricia Bryan came to Drake to speak about last Thursday. It’s the beginning plot line to her new murder mystery “Midnight Assassin.” Bryan’s book is based on a true story of a woman accused of murdering her husband in Indianola, Iowa. Bryan co-wrote this book with Thomas Wolfe, who was also on campus. Bryan led the lecture about this true story, but both attended an firstyear seminar class and discussed the book with Drake students. First-year Emily Notturno was in that FYS class and has read the book, and she decided to attend the lecture. “I think it might have been Margaret’s older son who lived on a neighboring farm that killed him for abusing their mom all those years,” Notturno said. “They (Bryan and Wolfe) will never directly say who did it because they want the reader to draw their own conclusions.” But “Midnight Assassin” isn’t just


The article said it will be junior Ankita Dhussa’s last year working with Diwali night, and it was not her last year being involved. Lastly, the Indian food dish gajar halwa was misspelled. We apologize for the errors.

make our presence known at Drake. I can help lead us to do more great things.” Garvais is a law, politics and society major from Minnesota. She represented her high school class on student senate and was on student

a crime mystery; it’s also a story about a female reporter at the turn of the 20th century who attended Drake in its early years. Susan Glaspell, the reporter who covered the murder, grew up in Davenport, Iowa. Her career spanned for over 40 years as a journalist, fictional writer and playwright. After she graduated from Drake, she stayed in Des Moines and worked for the Des Moines Daily News. That was when she was assigned to the Hossack murder case and was the first journalist to call Margaret the “midnight assassin.” A display of Glaspell’s articles is hanging on the walls in Cowles Library’s heritage room. There are a year’s worth of articles that Glaspell wrote, starting with her account of the murder scene and covering the entire trail. Later Glaspell wrote “A Jury of Her Peers,” a novel accounting the social injustices that women had to endure in the earlier years of the United States’ justice system. She also wrote several other plays and short stories loosely based on her experience from the Hossack murder case. Bryan has been researching the case and Glaspell’s work since 1992, taking a few years off to raise her twins when they were born. “I identify with her (Glaspell) as an educated, independent college student with options,” Bryan said. “And being that kind of woman, Susan and I don’t truly understand women in difficult situations. Her message goes beyond men and women, though. She wrote about foreign wars, women writers, independence. I want people to understand that Glaspell’s writings aren’t dated and have relevance to the issues we still face today.” Wolfe and Bryan are waiting to hear about possible movie rights for “Midnight Assasin” from people in Hollywood. “I already have the screen play written,” Wolfe said. committees that met with administrators. “I voice any problem that the class has, no matter how small,” Garvais said. “Everyone’s ideas and thoughts are important. I will be the representative of those voices and these opinions.”

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WHAT: Drake Symphony

WHAT: Reggie’s Sleep Out

Orchestra WHERE: Jewett Hall Lobby

WHAT: Halloween Happy Hour, part of International Week

WHERE: Drake Stadium WHERE: Sheslow Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 27, 6 p.m.

WHERE: Hubbell WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 29, 3

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THE TIMES-DELPHIC The quest for a train from Chicago to Iowa City, and eventually Des Moines and Omaha, continues. This would mean a quicker way home for several students.


Top 8 : PC vs. Mac Turning the tables on Gingrich 5 I want to stir up some thought on the Apple Mac vs. Windows PC issue. I am a firm believer in the PC. Here are my top eight reasons why I chose a PC.

User-friendly. I have to say that I think NOTHING about a Mac is user-friendly. No right click. The spinning wheel of death. No taskbar. I can go on forever.

Mac users. When I ask people why they chose a Mac, they say, “It is just...better.” Oh, how convincing. I don’t even think Mac users know why they have Mac computers. Until I hear a valid argument for a Mac, I am sticking to my PC.

Comfort. I honestly thought Mac computers were electronic devices of the past until I came to Drake. All I had ever used was a PC until college. I am more comfortable using a PC because my town of 548 people didn’t have enough funding for the schools to have anything but Windows XP computers.



It’s a fad. I honestly do not see all the fuss. People claim that Macs run faster and run multiple programs better. I have yet to see this. I think it is just like bellbottom jeans and scrunchies: just a fad. Most people choose it for the appearance.


Compatibility. Almost every piece of software created is compatible with a PC. I seldom see a program only available on a Mac, while I know of dozens that work on a PC and not a Mac.


Price. This is the most obvious reason. For a broke college student, I bought what I could afford. Therefore, a Mac computer didn’t even cross my mind. I don’t think I will ever afford a Mac unless I sell a kidney on the black market.


Assurance. I believe people buying Macs are paying more for the name and “innovation” than anything else. I can’t justify a reason to switch from something I trust to something totally new.


Choices. I have so many brands, processor speeds, colors, sizes and capabilities in PCs I will never see on Mac computers.



Swain is a junior marketing and writing double major and can be contacted at


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you. Knowing that all joy and sorrow and all contentment and poverty are products of human action does more to motivate one to act morally toward others than attributing such things to divine sources. The capacity for empathy, compassion and reason in our judgments is at its peak when we are fully aware of our true position in the universe and the power of good and evil that we, as mere human beings,

Perhaps if our politicians did not believe in an afterlife, they would be more cautious about sending American soldiers to die in foreign lands.

have over each other. Good in this world will never happen of its own accord, but only when humanity, and humanity alone, sets out to create it. Perhaps if our politicians did not believe in an afterlife, they would be more cautious about sending American soldiers to die in foreign lands. Maybe if our leaders did not believe that earth will be transformed into a paradise because a 2,000-year-old Hebrew came back to life, they might consider doing more to bring about paradise with their own actions. If you doubt the ability of those without faith, I would contend that it is those with the strongest faith that should be doubted. There is a reason why the greatest progress of human civilization has coincided with the decline in such types of faith. Appealing to dying modes of thought will only keep humanity anchored in the past, and it is highly irresponsible for political leaders in the 21st century to be the loudest individuals making those appeals.


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During the most recent Republican Presidential debate, a question was posed on the matter of religious faith and its relation to holding the highest political office in this country. When former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was given time to speak on the issue, one of his comments was “how can you have judgment if you don’t have faith, and how can I trust you with power if you don’t pray?” Sorry to burst your bubble, Gingrich, but political leadership without theism is what founded this country. Thomas Jefferson once wrote in a letter to Peter Carr: “And the day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the supreme being as his father in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerve in the brain of Jupiter. But may we hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these United States will do away with this artificial scaffolding and restore to us the primitive and genuine doctrines of this most venerated reformer of human errors.” Jefferson was a consummate deist and opposed notions of prayer and fearful veneration of a cosmic sky wizard. Benjamin Franklin, too, wrote in the “Poor Richard’s Almanac” that “the way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason: The Morning Daylight appears plainer when you put out your Candle.” As the greatest minds of their time responsible for founding our republic, these men did not stand by and let faith soil the gift of reason. Despite this, people like Gingrich insist on using faith as if it were the only legitimate method to govern a society. The Founding Fathers did not want to raise a nation of sheep but a nation of free individuals who used their natural gift of reason to the best of their abilities. Not only does such theistic talk disregard our history, but it advocates the stance that atheists, agnostics and non-religious people should be barred from holding political office; it is a direct violation of Article VI of the United States Constitution: “…no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.” For all its talk of protecting the Constitution, the right wing’s appeal to the religious population has grown out of hand. There is a deeper challenge that Gingrich makes, however, and that is the notion that we somehow need faith and prayer to be a successful species. This is a notion that ignores reality. The world we live in today is not the product of a deity intervening to help us because we telepathically begged for help. The world is a product of the blood, sweat and tears of countless generations of human beings who have devoted themselves to building a better world through their own hands. When you see a skyscraper, an artistic masterpiece, a great monument, a paved road or a smile on someone’s face, you are not looking at the work of a god but the work of humanity. All happiness and suffering, all progress and failure, are products of our own doing. When you ask how we can trust the judgment of someone without faith, you are asking if being resolved to act in the here and now is more beneficial than simply waiting for a god to save

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At the Varsity Theatre, “Mozart’s Sister” will stop showing as of tonight. “The Way,” starring Martin Sheen, will begin showing on Friday.

Local Halloween Festivities by Ann Schnoebelen

Staff Writer

Looking for something fun and exciting to do this weekend for Halloween? Aside from the parties and events going on around campus, there are tons of fun things happening in the Des Moines metro area. Read on to learn about some of the Halloween events taking place this weekend.

Living History Farms Family Halloween Nights 2600 111th St., Urbandale For some not-quite-as-scary fun, make your way to this interactive outdoor museum to enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, roasted marshmallows, spooky stories and scarecrow and jack-o-lantern displays.

When: Thursday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Haunted Scream Park @ Sleepy Hollow Sports Park

Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Cost: $5.50 per person, $5 for Living History Farms members and pre-sold groups of 10 or more

4051 Dean Ave., Des Moines This entire event center becomes an intense scaring ground each year. Visitors can make an evening out of a visit to this place, featuring three haunted houses and two haunted walks, along with a fog maze, 3D gallery, marshmallow roasts and live music. The do-it-all package also includes a zombie shootout.

The Haunted Barn 2011

When: Friday- Sunday, 7 p.m. Cost: do-it-all package: $25; Pick three attractions: $19

3215 SE 72nd St., Ankeny This haunted attraction is enlisting the help of some creepycrawlies this year. Watch out for live rats and snakes as you make your way through. If all that screaming works up an appetite, you can stop by the concession stand, too.

Pumpkin Bash @ The Gas Lamp

When: Friday and Saturday, 7-11:59 p.m.

1501 Grand Ave., downtown Des Moines A music marathon of performances by The Envy Corps, Poison Control Center, Bright Giant, Rebel Creek, The Jitz and Dick Prall makes for a Halloween street party right across from the Pappajohn Sculpture Park downtown. You must be at least 18 years old to enter.

Sunday, 7-10 p.m. Cost: $12

when: Saturday, 5 p.m. Cost: $15

Linn's Supermarket Haunted House 3805 6th Ave., Des Moines This Haunted House has been around longer than most students, and those running the place say the 26 years of scaring experience mean they’ll have you completely creeped out in no time.

WHEN: Thursday and Sunday, 7-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.-midnight Cost: $10

Asylum Haunted House Warren County Fairgrounds Warren County Fairgrounds, 1400 West Second Ave., Indianola Visitors make their way through 14 themed rooms full of spooky characters and fun surprises. Proceeds from the event go to the Indianola Youth Foundation.

when: Thursday, 7:30-11:30 p.m.

Friday, Saturday and Monday, 7:30 p.m.-midnight Cost: $10 per person

Mixology Night Science Center of Iowa 401 Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy, downtown Des Moines Less about the scaring and more about the socializing, this event brings together drinks, live music and just the right amount of science. Best of all, Simpson associate professor of history Nick Proctor will teach attendees how to survive the zombie apocalypse. Costumes are encouraged but not required for this 21+ event.

When: Friday, 5:30-9 p.m. Cost: $5 for general admission

$15 FOR tickets including BODY WORLDS Vital

Halloween Recipes _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Halloween used to be all about candy when we could still trick-or-treat. Although some may still be all about the candy, these are some other tasty alternatives

Candy Corn Balls

A sprinkling of candy corn makes these popcorn balls an extra-special treat. While boiling the syrup is a job for adults only, shaping the balls is a fun activity for any age.

Ingredients needed: 12 cups of popped popcorn 3/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup corn syrup 6 tablespoons of butter 1/2 teaspoon salt


Frothy Bloody Punch Ingredients needed: 64 oz bottle of Hawaiian Punch 2-liter bottle of 7up Cool Whip


1. Mix a 64 oz bottle of Hawaiian Punch with a 2-liter bottle of 7up. 2. Stir in a bowl of Cool Whip, completely thawed. 3. The cool whip will float on the top making a froth that covers a blood-red punch. Mmm!

1. Put 12 cups popped popcorn in a mixing bowl large enough to allow for stirring. Mix in 1 1/2 cups candy corn. 2. Fill a medium-size bowl with ice water and set out a cookie sheet or a piece of waxed paper. 3. Mix 3/4 cup brown sugar, 3/4 cup corn syrup, 6 tablespoons butter, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a 4-quart pot. 4. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Stop stirring and let the syrup boil until an inserted candy thermometer reaches 275º (a parent’s job). Carefully pour the syrup over the popcorn and stir well with a wooden spoon to evenly coat the kernels and candy. Cool slightly. 5. Quickly dip your hands into the ice water and shape the popcorn into 3-inch balls. Place on waxed paper to cool completely. Tightly wrap the balls individually in plastic. Makes 18 to 24. Source:



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Sleeping in boxes at Drake Stadium for a cause Reggie’s Sleepout to benefit local homeless youth by Jared Hanel

Staff Writer

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be homeless? There are people that live in boxes on the street on a nightly basis, but how willing would you be to step into their shoes? Now, students have an opportunity to do just that for one evening for the fundraiser, Reggie’s Sleepout. The event is this Saturday at Drake Stadium from 3 p.m.-7 a.m. You can get event details and even directly donate – or have your friends, family and community members donate money on your behalf – by registering as an individual or starting a team, or you can join another team. While collecting all of the donations is not required, it is strongly encouraged and welcomed by the Iowa Homeless Youth Center. A simple donation is an easy way to help out a struggling child in need of a safe night. Reggie’s Sleepout will be a bringyour-own-cardboard sleepover, so make sure to check around with local businesses before the cardboard runs out. Also, do not forget that this is Iowa, and it gets cold this time of year. If you want to keep warm while sleeping, it is advised to bring a layer of cardboard to put under your box, tent or sleeping bag. The last thing you want to do is find yourself lying in a pile of soggy cardboard. Wool socks and a heavy hat are also valuable accessories. Don’t worry about that as much, though, as a warming tent has been set up well

in advance to accommodate for possible weather trouble. At the fundraiser, guests will be able to attend many events in addition to just sleeping outside. Participants can enter the boxed design contest, engage in educational ceremonies, catch some tunes from local bands, sing their hearts out at “Reggie’s Got Talent” or take part in a game or two of good, old-fashioned Texas hold ‘em. After the chilly events, warm up a little with a late night movie at the inside set-up location. Food will also be provided as well. An evening meal will be provided along with water, milk and hot chocolate. The Iowa Homeless Youth Center asks that participants refrain from bringing gum, food, drinks or snacks because it is the organization’s responsibility to keep the stadium clean. No need to worry about safety, as there will be security, field marshals and a first-aid table staffed by trained volunteers. You may leave the event with the option of reentry, but know that you can only return until the doors close at 10 p.m. After that time, there will be no additional entrance in order to maintain safety. This event certainly won’t be a place for disparity. Come on over and kick back with some friends for the evening. It may be chilly outside, but you’ll definitely stay active enough to kick the cold. Reggie’s Sleepout is your chance to sleep under the stars and give kids the chance to reach them.

Who is Reggie Kelsey? >>>>>>>>>> > Reggie spent his childhood in the foster care system. <

He suffered from hallucinations and depression.

Reggie aged out of the foster care system in 2001 and

> spent some time moving between various shelters.


Within three and a half months after Reggie aged out of the foster care system, he died in the Des Moines River.


As a result of his death, the Iowa Aftercare Services Network was developed to care for those aging out of foster care.

TKE Philanthropy: Smash for Cash by Elizabeth Robinson

Features and Opinions Editor

This week, Theta Kappa Epsilon, or more well known as TKE, is holding its philanthropy. Philanthropies have become an increasingly important aspect of several of Drake’s organizations, including TKE. The Times-Delphic talked to TKE’s philanthropy chair, junior Shawn June, to find out more about what TKE will be doing. Read on to learn about the fun and unique event the fraternity will be hosting this week.

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What will the money made from the week be going toward?

St. Jude is our No. 1 organization, and this is the largest scale thing we’ve done for them. We’ve basically done just donations and community service for them in the past.

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Where are you getting the car? I went to high school here in Iowa, in Ottumwa, and I grew up on a farm. Growing up in a farm area, there are just cars that are no longer used so knowing farmers and having those connections is helpful. The car will be transported here Friday at noon and when the event is over, it will be transported out. All of the arrangements are taken care of.

What will TKE’s philanthropy week entail?

Wednesday (we had) serenades at the house, and throughout the week we’re selling T-shirts. We’ll be selling shirts from 12-2 (p.m.) on Wednesday and Thursday. Each shirt is $10. Then on Friday, we’ll have Smash for Cash, which is a car smash at our house. Participating in serenades, buying T-shirts and coming to the car smash will all be worth points. We’re doing our best to make it competitive by creating more and more hype. We want people to be competitive, but above all the competition we want them to know that it’s going to a good cause.

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Where did the idea of having a car smash come from? It was my creative idea, and it was just something that I got to happen. It was just a random thought, and we researched it and found that other TKE houses across the country have done it before. Some houses have tried and never really saw the light of it. Myself, our (senior) president Jarrad Emanian and our chapter advisor Mike Vogel have been working hand-inhand to get this to work for our house and for Drake.

Jazz trio to perform variety of musical styles by Katie Ericson

Staff Writer

According to definition, jazz is a style of music, native to America, characterized by a strong but flexible rhythmic understructure with solo and ensemble improvisations on basic tunes and chord patterns and, more recently, a highly sophisticated harmonic idiom. This Saturday at 7:30 p.m., the Zodiac Ensemble will perform in the Turner Jazz Center and attempt to defy that definition. Even though the Zodiac Ensemble members started out in different cities, they all ended up in New York City. In 2008, the members formed their band. Keyboard player Glenn Zaleski was the latest addition to the group. Hailing from Massachusetts, Zaleski was a finalist in a 2011 international piano competition. He will be here with Colin Stranahan, the group’s drummer, who has performed for Herbie Hancock, John Mitchell and others. Karl McComasReichl plays bass and is a co-founder of the record and poetry company Strange Cage. Senior Devin van Holsteijn, the events coordinator for the Turner Jazz Center, described the group as “something completely different.” The Zodiac Ensemble performs with all the members’ personalities. The group’s goal is to enlighten people to this connection between personality and performance. The group’s hope is to show others how interconnected we are and learn about themselves along the way. John Kizilarmut, professor of jazz percussion, explained that the ensemble represents a changing perception in how we judge music. “At one time, we could appropriately use clear

boundary lines to describe the musical world,” he said. “This person is a performer. This person composes music in this style. Thankfully, the evolution of music has begun to blur these boundaries.” The Zodiac Ensemble uses a variety of musical styles to express themselves. The group is inspired by everything from classical repertoire to jazz to folk music. “They have a lot of musical things to say, especially for combo players,” van Holsteijn said. The Zodiac Ensemble has performed on every inhabited continent. “Zodiac is a great example of the modern ensemble,” Kizilarmut said. “The members are composer and performer both in equal parts, and their music is an expression of the entire art – spirituality, invention, form and emotion.” Currently, there are five free songs to listen to on the SoundCloud web site. You can find this page from the ensemble’s website at or directly at the link http:// The Turner Jazz Center will open at 7 p.m. this Saturday. Only 100 seats will be available. To reserve tickets, you can call the Drake Box Office at 515-2713841. Reserved tickets will cost $8. On the day of the concert, tickets will be $10. However, if seats are still available 15 minutes before the concert, students may purchase tickets for $2. There will be no program for the concert on Saturday. “They’ll play what they want to play,” van Holsteijn said. With the American Top 40 list as one of the group’s inspirations, van Holsteijn also added that songs by artists such as Lady Gaga could be performed.

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How is the car smash going to be safe for participants?

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People will line up, sign in at a table and make sure they have gloves, goggles and safe attire. Safety is first and foremost. All of the fluids will be out of the car, the airbags and tires will be deflated — we’re taking all the safety precautions necessary.

What will the actual Smash for Cash event be like? It’s going to be a lot of fun. We’ll have two rubber mallets and a sledgehammer, and when the person ahead of you is done smashing the car, you go in and smash it. We’ll also have neon paint to spray the car if people want to. We’ll be playing music to keep it going, so it should be a lot of fun. Everybody should be here. How often do you get to say that one of the Greek houses at your school had a car smash? I challenge people to be here, to support Drake and support the cause.




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women’s golf squad took 12th place at the Pat Bradley Invitational on STAT OF The Tuesday with a team score of 976. This was the last tournament in the fall for Sophomore Hadley Jennings led the way with a 54-hole total of 231, good THE WEEK Drake. enough to finish tied for 21st. Jennings shot a 78 on the final round.


Ghorbel downs ranked foes in advancing to ITA Regional Final, Erasmus takes consolation title by Dominic Johnson

Staff Writer

Drake junior Anis Ghorbel’s stunning run through the main draw of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Central Regional ended on Tuesday morning, as the Bulldogs’ top player fell to Tsvetan Mihov of the Oklahoma Sooners in the tournament final. Ghorbel took Mihov to a tiebreaker in each set, but the No. 14 seed Mihov took the match 7-6 (2), 7-6 (5). The Drake junior set himself up for success in the first set, as he earned himself a break point at 5-6 with the score of the next game at 30-40, but the experienced Sooner steadied himself to force the set into a tiebreaker. The second set played out in similar fashion, as the two players exchanged blows until reaching another tiebreaker. The second set tiebreaker was much closer, as Ghorbel was mere points away from tying the match at a set apiece, but once again Mihov proved too consistent. As the winner of the Central Regional, Oklahoma’s Mihov will travel to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows in New York City, the site of the U.S. Open, next weekend to participate in the ITA National Intercollegiate

Indoor Championships. Although Ghorbel will not earn a spot in the draw, his impressive run at the regional tournament will most likely move him into the national singles rankings before the spring season begins. Head coach Evan Austin said he believes that Ghorbel’s performance should place him within the top 100 players in the nation by January, and he may even break into the top 80. The ranking won’t be bestowed upon Ghorbel simply for the number of matches he won, but for the quality of opponents he defeated in reaching the final. After mounting a 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 come-from-behind victory over Grant Ive of Tulsa in the round of 16, Ghorbel faced his first nationally ranked opponent of the tournament in Tulsa’s Clifford Marsland. Marsland, the fifth seed in the tournament, holds a national ranking of No. 51, but the Drake junior played lights-out tennis to easily dispatch him in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3. In the semifinals, Ghorbel took on No. 3 seed Christopher Aumueller of Nebraska. Aumueller currently holds a national ranking of No. 31, but Ghorbel’s explosive play from earlier in the day continued, as he took out Nebraska’s top player 6-4, 6-3. Ghorbel was the first Bulldog to reach the final of the ITA Central

Regional since Dalibor Pavic in 2007. Pavic also lost the title match to an Oklahoma Sooner. Ghorbel wasn’t the only Drake player posting strong results in the final days of the tournament, as junior Jean Erasmus took the consolation title after dropping his initial match earlier in the week. Erasmus won four matches, all in straight sets, to take the title. What made Erasmus’ victories even sweeter is that each was over a conference foe, as his first consolation match was a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Wichita State’s Tomislav Gregurovic. The next round was a 7-6, 6-3 win over Bradley’s Hamish Weerasinghe. In the semifinals, Erasmus easily routed Bradley’s Ashton Kalhorn 6-1, 6-1, and in the final he posted the same result over his third Bradley, Gabriel Townes. The ITA Central Regional marked the final tournament of the fall season for the Bulldogs, so now Austin will focus on preparing his players for the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Individuals Tournament that begins on Jan. 20, 2012. After the tournament, Drake will kick off its spring season, which features matches against nationally ranked teams like Harvard, Nebraska and Minnesota. FILE PHOTO

Sound fantasy advice for The sophomore diaries: what the free-agent seeker would it be like to only be a college student RYAN TORAIN (RB, REDSKINS) With Tim Hightower out for the season with a torn ACL, the Washington Redskins will depend heavily on Torain, especially since John Beck is slated to start this week at quarterback. The Redskins take on the Buffalo Bills, which has the 30th ranked rushing defense. CHRIS JOHNSON (RB, TITANS) If someone in your league is dumb enough to drop Johnson this week against the Colts, punish them by cashing in on his points. Johnson has been a complete bust this season, but he has to come out at some point. What better time than against his division rival at home.   JASON AVANT (WR, EAGLES) Despite the Eagles’ struggles, quarterback Michael Vick has been averaging over 262 yards passing per game. Avant is the Eagles third leading receiver behind Jeremy Maclin and DeSean Jackson, and he lead the Eagles in their last game with 139 yards on nine catches. With this production, it’s a steal to get Avant for waiver value or in a trade.   ROBERT MEACHEM (WR, SAINTS) The new quarterback argument is Tom Brady vs. Aaron Rodgers, but people always seem to forget that Drew Brees deserves to be in the conversation with those two. The New Orleans Saints take on the possibly Sam Bradford-less St. Louis Rams. The Rams defense will be on the field for a long time on Sunday due to their lack of offense, and Brees will shred them.  ANDY DALTON (QB, BENGALS) In today’s NFL, you cannot be afraid to start a rookie quarterback because they put up big numbers, and Dalton is no exception. Dalton will take on the Seattle Seahawks’ 20th ranked pass defense with all the keys for a rookie quarterback’s success. The Bengals have a good running game in Bernard Scott, a stud wide receiver in A.J Green, a sure-handed

tight end in Jermaine Gresham and the second ranked defense in the NFL.

MATT HASSELBECK (QB, TITANS) The veteran quarterback has been a staple in the NFL for over a decade. Hasselbeck is simply too good to not put up numbers this week against the Indianapolis Colts, which just relinquished 62 points against the Saints. AARON HERNANDEZ (TE, PATRIOTS) Hernandez has three touchdowns in only four games this season. With Brady cranking off 32 completions a game, Hernandez is sure to snatch at least seven and a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers defense.  VISANTHE SHIANCOE (TE, VIKINGS) Rookie quarterbacks depend heavily on their tight ends, and Christian Ponder out of Florida State will make his second career start this week against the Carolina Panthers, which has the 12th ranked pass defense. I see a lot of running back Adrian Peterson and a lot of Shiancoe in the Vikings’ game plan this week.  CINCINNATI BENGALS DEFENSE The Bengals defense in recent years has been in the top five in total defense, and this week they are ranked second only behind the Baltimore Ravens. The Bengals take on the Seahawks, which can’t seem to find their bearings at quarterback, with Charlie Whitehurst only recording 97 pass yards last week. 

RODNEY SPEARS | COLUMNIST Spears is a first-year broadcast journalism major and can be contacted at

I can’t deny that I often wonder what it would be like to only be a college student. With basketball out of the equation, I try and imagine what I could possibly do with that extra free time. Be more involved on campus? Study more? Have more of a social life? I guess it’s a question that I will never know the answer to. The best I can do is place myself in your shoes. Do students ever wonder what it’s like to be a student-athlete? If so, I’m here to help. I compiled a list of questions that I suspect students may want to know the answers to. Funny, serious or sarcastic — take them as you will. 1. Do you guys wear the same thing every day? You may not have the guts to ask, but I bet it has crossed your mind. Generally speaking, the answer is yes. The typical athlete’s wardrobe consists of sweatpants and a sweatshirt, or shorts and a T-shirt. Coming from workouts, it’s the easiest thing to slip on before rushing to class. Most of us could probably count on one hand how many times we have worn jeans this year. But if you do spot an athlete wearing them, just know that it truly is a big day for us. 2. What’s with the ice bags? On behalf of the student-athlete population at Drake, I’d like to informally apologize for any disruption ice bags may have caused. When the 20 minutes is up, we have no choice but to unwrap them in class. An ice bag typically doesn’t mean a very serious injury. It’s more a remedy for sore knees, backs, ankles or muscles in general. 3. Do you have free time? Yes we do, although much less than someone that does not play a sport. Time management is something we

must really latch on to in the world of college athletics. Along with time management, it also comes down to prioritizing. In all honesty, if you want a social life, you can have a social life. That may mean sacrificing a few test grades here and there, but at the end of the day we find a way to make it work. After all, the college experience is only what you choose to make of it. 4. Is it true you eat at Hubbell three whole times a day? For the women’s basketball team, absolutely. We work with what we’ve got. After an hour of weight lifting or a three-hour practice, Hubbell certainly gets the job done. Let’s face it; everything tastes good when you’ve practically burned your body weight in calories. 5. Why do you do it? I do it because I love it. I don’t know a better way to say it than that. I think to play a college sport, at any level, it has to be your passion. We have an entire non-scholarship football team working their butts off year-round. You can’t tell me they don’t love what they do. Going along with that, you have to be in it for the right reasons. The fact that my education is paid for is without a doubt humbling and incredible, and the list goes on. But if that’s the only incentive to play a college sport, it’s going to be a long four years. 6. How do you do it? One day at a time. Hard work and reaping the benefits is an absolute thrill to me. No one ever said it was going to be easy. It’s frustrating at times, I want to give up at times and it’s emotionally draining at times; but that is something that every athlete undergoes. If you take it with a grain of salt, it’s that much easier to look ahead at what is to come.

7. When is the first game? This is partly my decision to selfpromote Drake women’s basketball, and our first game is Nov. 2. We kick off our season against Upper Iowa at 7:05 pm. at the Knapp Center. Come support your Bulldogs.

CARLY GRENFELL | COLUMNIST Grenfell is a sophomore public relations and management double major and can be contacted at

>> MARK YOUR CALENDARS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL vs Upper Iowa Wednesday, Nov. 2 Knapp Center, 7:05 p.m.


Former Bulldog wins two bronze medals at Pan American Games by Elizabeth Robinson

Features and Opinions Editor

Drake graduate Chelsea Smith has made a name for herself not only in the U.S. women’s rowing community, but internationally as well. Last week, Smith won two bronze medals at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. After qualifying for the Pan American Games in August, Smith and her rowing partner, Michelle Sechser, began preparing for Mexico. Going into the games, Smith and Sechser had a goal to simply do their best and hopefully earn medal. The main concern was that neither Smith nor Sechser had ever raced internationally. The oppos-

ing teams were also a concern. Nearly all of the competitors at the Pan American Games had previous experience in the Olympics or other Pan American events. “It was kind of crazy because I’d never been out of the country,” Smith said. “It was like going to a mini Olympics. It was really like a ‘whoa’ type of experience. It was a big step for me.” After graduating from Drake in 2010, Smith went on to the Oklahoma City National High Performance Center to continue rowing and training. The center has state-of-the-art training facilities, including a high altitude chamber to adapt to the high altitude in Guadalajara. Smith competed in the lightweight

double sculls as well as the quadruple sculls. A few days prior to each race, the competitors participated in a preliminary race for lane assignments. This is a trial race with the purpose of selecting placement for the actual race. Smith and Sechser finished first in the trial run. “We were down in the beginning of the race for lanes, and it was the first time we had been down at the start,” Smith said. “We had to literally use our whole base to walk through the other boats. Then we finally got to first. We really had to go, we couldn’t just sit there.” The actual double sculls race was extremely tight. According to Smith, she and Sechser were very close to the

gold medal-winning boat, but everyone was very close the entire time. “For that race, it was literally just like chasing someone the whole time, and someone else was chasing you,” Smith said. Smith and Sechser finished the race with a time of 7 minutes, 18:88 seconds, good enough for the bronze medal. They were preceded by Cuba in second place with a time of 7:17:77, and Mexico in first place, taking the gold with a time of 7:16:04. Smith also walked away with a bronze medal in the women’s quadruple sculls, timing out at 6:39:36. “For us to get a bronze in the quad, we were just really excited,” Smith said. “We’d never rowed with the people we

did that with. We just threw it together when we got there.” Medaling at the Pan American Games is beneficial for Smith in terms of qualifying for the 2012 Olympics in London. The Olympic qualifier isn’t until May. Along with the constant motivation Smith received from friends and family, putting herself on the Olympic map made winning the medals even more meaningful. “Getting the medal was really a one-of-a-kind experience,” Smith said. “When I got to wear my Drake shirt and wore my medals with it, I thought, ‘Four years ago I was wearing this shirt in college, and now I get to wear it with my medals.’ It’s little moments like that that make it so worth everything.”

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Bulldogs take on Marist, hope to keep PFL title hopes alive by Ashton Weis

Staff Writer

After the rollercoaster that was the last two football games, a tough 31-24 loss to San Diego and a raging 50-0 triumph against Valparaiso, the Drake is ready to solidify its game plan with another win against Marist C in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Marist is 3-5 overall and has a 2-3 record in the Pioneer Football League. The Bulldogs have a long travel day ahead of them before the noon game on Saturday, making a stop in Denver on their way to visiting the Red Foxes. “Winning on the road is tough, and this will be our most difficult traveling,” head coach Chris Creighton said. “We have to fly to Denver before we go to New York, but no excuses in our league, you have to do it.” Kevin Marshall, a junior tight end who caught a 15-yard touchdown against Valparaiso, agrees with Creighton. “We know they’re a good team,” Marshall said. “We played them well

last year. We’re going to their place this year so we know it’s going to be tough, and we’re preparing for them.” The Bulldogs and the Red Foxes only have a two-year history, with both games ending in victories for Drake. Last year at home, the Bulldogs won with a 42-0 shut out, but Creighton is not worried about the Bulldogs’ lack of history against the Red Foxes. “I think having a two-year immediate history is really all you need,” Creighton said. “We’ve seen them. We feel as though we’re familiar with them. The fact that we didn’t play them in the 70s or 80s, I don’t think affects it.” The Red Foxes have thus far been successful using their passing game, but Creighton is sticking to his defensive plan in preparation for the battle against Marist. “We always want to try and shut down the run first,” he said. “And they do try to run the ball. It’s run first and then pass second.” With the game against Marist being the last away game of regular season, the Drake football players are

excited about this game and the next two upcoming home games. Jacob Dines, a sophomore wide receiver for Drake who had four receptions against the Valparaiso last Saturday, said that he is ready for this road test. “(We’re) definitely excited,” Dines said. “We’re going to New York, and it’s our last travel game of the year, and then we got two big games at home. It should be good.” As Drake faces the last three games of regular season, the PFL championship is on everyone’s mind. “There’s so much football to be played left,” Creighton said. “It’s impossible to evaluate the season. I mean, we like where we’re at right now; it’s not perfect, but we’re still in the running for a championship, and that’s where you want to be in the eight or ninth week. The teams with one loss right now can’t afford to have two.” Dines said the team still has one goal in mind. “PFL champs, that’s were we always see ourselves going,” he said. “The whole year, that’s our goal: to make it to the top.” Courtesy of MARK McDONALD THE DRAKE DEFENSE tries to chase down the Valpariso quarterback in their game last Saturday. The Bulldogs’ defense registered its first shut-out of the year in a 50-0 win. Drake will need its defense to step up again against Marist.


Cross Country squads gear up for MVC Championship by Rodney Spears

Staff Writer

MEN’S As the Drake men’s cross-country team prepares for the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Championship, the Bulldogs are receiving plenty of hype. The United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association ranked the Bulldog runners ninth in the Midwest region in its latest poll. After claiming its fifth win at the Bradley Classic in Peoria, Ill., on Oct. 14, The USTFCCCA ranked Drake ninth for the second time this season. Winning a cross country meet requires a good team performance, and the team has been lead by sophomore Iowa native Brogan Austin. Austin was named the State Farm MVC Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week last week for his fifth-place finish at the Bulldog Classic and his second-place finish at the Bradley Classic. It was the second time this season Austin garnered the award. “Brogan has had a great season so far, and he is really geared up for the championship meets at the end of the month,” head coach Dan Hostager said. “Conference and regionals are his goals so we are excited about where that is heading.” The Bulldogs run in State Farm MVC Championship on Oct. 30. The 8,000-meter course will be waiting for them at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Ind. WOMEN’S The women’s squad will also run in its State Farm MVC Cross Country Championship on Oct. 30. Drake has been resting and preparing for the meet since the team returned from Peoria for the Bradley Classic. The path to the MVC title for the Bulldogs has not been a smooth ride, especially at the beginning of the season. Drake kicked off the season with a third-place finish in the Bulldog Classic, but the early success was followed by a fifth-place finish out of seven teams at the Minnesota OZ Memorial and a lastplace finish at the Roy Griak Invitational. After two meets where the Bulldogs did not have their best outings, they turned the corner at the Grand View Invitational by placing second. They continued their success at the Walt Disney Cross Country Classic with a third-place finish out of 28 teams from across the nation. The team only boasts one senior, Kirsten Lake. Head coach Dan Hostager said he trusts his underclassmen runners to become comfortable with running at this level and eventually be successful. “They will keep improving as they gain more confidence at the collegiate level,” Hostager said. The underclassmen on the team are no longer inexperienced. With the racing experience from Peoria to the humidity and rain in Orlando, Drake has enough experience to make some noise at the MVC Championship meet.


Fall season wrap-up: ‘everyone improved’ by Blake Miller

Staff Writer

After a two-month fall tennis season, Drake is on a three-month hiatus until it returns to competition in late January. In the fall season, the girls participated in only three tournaments, and in the spring season they will participate in various competitions until late April. The fall season was the beginning of head coach Paul Thomson’s second season at Drake. The nine-girl roster included four seniors and two freshmen. “The fall season went pretty well,” Thomson said. “We won three individual titles and had several secondand third-place finishes. Most importantly, everyone improved.” The three individual championships came from freshman Nell Boyd and senior Amanda Aragon at the Northern Iowa Fall Invitational, and topped off by junior Manca Krizman’s first-place finish at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Individuals tournament.

“I think the season went really well for us,” Boyd said. “We all improved and won a lot of matches.” The team comes out of the fall season with more success than it has had in past seasons and will head into the spring season on a high note. In addition to Krizman’s first-place finish at the MVC individuals tournament, the girls added a second-place finish and two third-place finishes in the same event. Senior Jessica Aguilera and junior Ali Patterson were victorious in their third-place matches, and Aragon came up just short in her championship bid. “We did pretty well in the MVC compared to years before, and that is what gives us confidence for the spring season,” Aguilera said. “We realize that we are one of the top teams in the conference and can get really good results in the spring.” Confidence for the spring season seems to be consistent throughout the entire team, including Thomson. “The thing that sticks out to me from the fall season is that from set to set, match to match and tournament

to tournament, I could literally see players improving as we went along,” Thomson said. “It was very reassuring.” During the three-month offseason, the girls will still be working out and hitting during the week, as they do in the regular season. “We are working out and conditioning very hard four times a week,” Boyd said. “That also gives us confidence because going into the spring season, we will be stronger and more fit.” The factor that can’t be seen on paper, team chemistry, also seems to be high for the team. “We get closer every day and enjoy each other’s company off the court,” senior Gabby Demos said. “I think the freshmen are having fun and getting the hang of it, and I’m excited to get back on the court in a few months and see how we do.” Freshman Nell Boyd backed up Demos’ comments. “Our team chemistry is unreal,” she said. “We get along so well, and all we do is laugh on and off the court. I love my team.”

BULLDOG NAMED MVC PLAYER OF THE WEEK Compiled by Eduardo Zamarripa MATT KUHN Redshirt senior Matt Kuhn was named the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week on Monday. This is the second time that Kuhn has earned the award in his career. Kuhn recorded his team-leading ninth goal of the season in the Bulldogs’ 2-1 victory over SIU Edwardsville on Oct.19. Kuhn recorded his 23rd career assist against Central Arkansas on Saturday, becoming the Bulldogs’ all-time leader. PHOTO FROM DRAKE ATHLETICS

Intramural volleyball champs get recognition The weather is always the most accurate measure of knowing when to ask about a new intramurals sport. As a refreshing chill fills the air in Des Moines, we can all count on the highly-anticipated commencement of indoor leagues. However, before the quest for a coveted basketball championship begins, justice is finally due for the announcement of the victorious teams from intramural volleyball. CoRec Competitive League champ: Sets On The Court – This team may be a testament to intramurals not being challenging enough, or it may be proof that the energy of a young squad will inevitably defeat any other threatening skills. If the statistics are correct, Sets On The Court did not lose a single game all season, leading them to an undefeated record and probably a loaded self-esteem for a “same team, same dream ” attitude for next year. CoRec Recreational League Champ: Blackout Bombers –

Another undefeated team that other squads looked forward to playing only for the hopes of potentially coming out with one victory worth bragging about. Blackout Bombers never gave anyone that chance and deservingly so, as almost every one of the team’s players could execute an overhand serve. In the recreational league, this skill leaves most players astonished and overwhelmed, and the aces are superfluous. The championship game tested Blackout Bombers’ limits, but coming out victorious over an opposing team filled with people who officiate the sport itself is commendable. Men’s Competitive League: Come playoffs, this league was split into two different brackets: one for Greekaffiliated teams and the other for independent teams. Unfortunately, this system acknowledges a separation between Greek students and others, but the talent in each playoff group may have justified the split. In the Greek division, I find myself writing about another “inevitably great contest” between SigEp and FIJI.

SigEp was able to pull away victorious once again and continue the notorious rivalry. In the non-Greek affiliated bracket, a very skilled squad called Dan the Man was able to play an equally talented Final Boss team. After each team took one win from the other in regular season play, the match-up left Dan the Man victorious once more. Both teams’ performances may perhaps inspire Drake to think about forming a real men’s volleyball team. Women’s Competitive League: Delta Gamma 1 - This league’s championship game had Delta Gamma fans and players on each side, as Delta Gamma 1 played Delta Gamma 2. Separated only by a simple 1 and 2 at the end of each team’s name, both squads contributed to a long, competitive match that seemed to be an enjoyable event for the entire sorority. I send my sympathies to the scorekeeper that had to keep track of Delta Gamma 1 and 2 for the entire night. The teams split the first two

games, and Delta Gamma 1 took the last one for the victory. I’m sure the sisters will still swap and share their new shirts so that all players can wear them with pride. Women’s Recreational League: Phi Delta Chi – Here’s another squad that never felt the loss of a match or even a single game. Whether the team was overqualified or simply came prepared every night, the intramurals program will forever remain non-judgmental. The professional fraternity continually seems to place great athletes in intramurals, and every league should be grateful for the challenge. A collective “congratulations” from the entire intramurals program is extended to all the volleyball champions. The outdoor soccer and flag football leagues have just finished crowning champions as well, and most of the players will quickly turn around to begin the very popular season of CoRec basketball. To the players who thrive on

late-night competition, this sport is for you. In this league, fortune is typically on the side of teams who have managed to pick up girls who can perfect the jump shot, as one extra point is awarded each time a lady scores. I have never witnessed the 5-point play, but will give a personal shout-out to anyone that can make it happen this season. Until next time, please play by the rules.

HALEY BOSCO | COLUMNIST Bosco is a senior English and secondary education double major and can be contacted at



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The last line of defense

Goalkeeper Kalena Litch is helping Drake, one save a time by Taylor Soule

Staff Writer

For Drake women’s soccer player Kalena Litch, the definition of a “soccer mom” goes beyond a taxi driver, beyond a grass-stain warrior and a beyond a cheerleader in the stands. Litch, a sophomore goalkeeper for the Bulldogs, started her soccer career under the guidance of her first coach in second grade — her mom. With a passion for soccer and a drive to win even as a youngster, Litch knew Division I athletics held a place for her in the goalie box. “I tend to be very competitive because I have a brother,” Litch said. “He was a Division I athlete so I knew I wanted to be one.” A four-year letter winner who led her team to a state title at Wayzata High School in Plymouth, Minn., Litch was a promising addition to Drake in 2010. Recording 91 saves in her first season, Drake head coach Lindsey Horner has seen Litch grow as a goalkeeper. “Kalena has really improved her hands and her angles since coming to us two years ago,” Horner said. “She has also gotten better at understanding her range on crosses.” This soccer season marked a new mindset for Litch and the Bulldogs, as the team chose a single word to represent 201l — grit. Litch hopes her personal approach to the goalkeeper position reflects just that, both mentally and physically. “Grit means to fight and battle, and now that it’s the end (of the season), we’re always fighting, and it proved in our last two games even through they were both losses,” Litch said. “We still battled to the end and didn’t give up. It’s totally mental. When it comes to the game, even if you’re losing, you can’t be mentally down because more mistakes happen then. You have to be mentally and physically involved in the game.” Horner said that Litch’s talent in the goal has given Drake chances to win games in which the team has been outplayed. “Kalena is an aggressive goalkeeper that has a presence,” Horner said. “She has made some huge saves for

us this season and has been mentally resilient in games.” Team values are critical for Litch, both as player and as a member of the Drake athletics family. Bulldog athletes come together for a meetand-greet event every fall, and Litch relies on those early connections for a network of support. “Early on, getting connections with everyone else is there throughout the year,” Litch said. “You can talk to the other people and figure out their schedules so we can come to each other’s events.” Drake emphasizes accountability both on and off the field, an aspect of the game Litch holds to a high regard. “We hold ourselves and everybody accountable for our actions,” she said. “If we know that someone else could do better, we make that known to everyone so everyone can hold her accountable and help her improve along the way.” With 119 saves already in the books this season, Litch plans to push her potential and keep her eye on the record books as the Bulldogs enter the final game of the season (tonight vs. UNI, 7 p.m., Cownie Soccer Com-

plex). Horner, likewise, looks forward to Litch’s continuing advancement in the goalie box. “Kalena has really only started to tap into her potential as an athlete and keeper,” Horner said. “I would expect for Kalena to become quicker and better with her feet through our off-season workouts and a consistent communicator and organizer from the experience she has gained. She is a very good goalkeeper and could graduate as a record-breaking, excellent goalkeeper if she puts in the work over the next two years.” With the milestone of 100 saves already in her rearview mirror, Litch is only looking forward. She hopes the Bulldogs’ hard work in practice will lead to a spot in the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Championship. “We’ll try to improve upon scoring goals because we’ve scored so few this season,” Litch said. “Our defense is strong, but we have to keep our level of play up. If we stay at our level, it will be easier to get the important wins than if we go down to their (opponents’) level.”

TAYLOR SOULE | staff photographer SOPHOMORE KALENA LITCH poses wearing her Drake soccer apparel.

Registration Woes?

Bulldogs fall to Evansville, MVC berth in danger


by Matt Moran

Copy Editor

Three second-half goals by Evansville, including two in the last three minutes of the match, delivered Drake a 3-0 loss on Sunday in Evansville, Ind. The Bulldogs (3-10-4, 1-4 MVC) now face a difficult situation tonight in order to earn a berth in the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Championship. Evansville’s Breana Beine scored in the 88th and 89th minutes to secure the win for the Purple Aces (211-4, 1-4 MVC). Kaitlin Robinett of Evansville tallied the game’s first goal in the 67th minute with an assist from Beine. Drake outshot the Purple Aces 1615 and was led by sophomore Paige Dusek, who recorded a team-high four shots. Sophomore goalkeeper Kalena Litch collected seven saves. Each side was deadlocked in a 0-0 tie after the first half. Both squads registered four shots apiece in the initial 45 minutes. With its season on the line, Drake hosts Northern Iowa tonight at the Cownie Soccer Complex at 7 p.m. If the Bulldogs win and Evansville falls to league-leader Missouri State, then

the Bulldogs earn the right to host a first-round match in the conference tournament. If this were the case, Drake would host Northern Iowa again on Sunday. If both Drake and Evansville lose, then there will be a three-way tie for the tournament’s final two spots. The tiebreaker in this scenario would be goal differential. Heading into tonight’s contest, Drake trails Evansville by four goals in that department, but holds a one-goal advantage over Indiana State. The Sycamores have already finished 1-5 in the MVC. If both Drake and Evansville win, then these two teams will be tied with Northern Iowa at 2-4 in conference play. Drake would earn the tiebreaker advantage over the Panthers (8-8-2, 2-3 MVC) for the fifth seed, while Evansville would be seeded fourth. UNI would earn the sixth slot. “We have to keep working hard to change our luck in front of the goal,” head coach Lindsey Horner said in a Drake athletics press release after a 1-0 loss against Creighton. If Drake does not qualify for the MVC tournament, the Bulldogs’ disappointing season will come to an end. Should Drake qualify, the first round match will be on Sunday.


Six easy ways to help smooth out the registration process



one four two FIVE five two THREE SIX three six Talk to your advisors Nothing is worse than going into your registration time without talking to your advisor about what classes you need to take or how many credits you have left to graduate. Not only that, your advisor could know some handy tips for what classes to avoid or to take based on your major.

Know your registration time There have been many a story told about not waking up in time for registration. Check out the list on the Drake website (or ask your advisor) to find out when you register and what time. Set copious amounts of alarms just in case.

If you don’t get into a class, get onto the waitlist Being waitlisted isn’t as bad as it seems. There is a function to enroll in the class as a “waitlist” so you find out when someone drops the class or if the professor opens it up for more students. Also know the restrictions on classes that you can and cannot take.

Keep a list of the classes you need for your major You need to know what classes you have to take before you can graduate. There is nothing more angering than finding out you’re behind in classes because you didn’t look at the checklist you were given.

Figure out your schedule ahead of time Seriously. Do this. Write out the course numbers so your registration process is as smooth as possible. If you know your course numbers, then all you have to do is input the numbers and you’ll be done in no more than two minutes (hopefully).

If you don’t know, ask! Honestly, if you don’t know, or are confused, just ask. Most students are willing to help. We’ve all been there; we understand that registration is a pain. Talk to upperclassmen or your peers in your major and find out what professors are awesome and what electives would fit you best.

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