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Wednesday Oct. 29, 2014

Campus Calendar Thursday Lecture: “Hope from the Hopelessness: The Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong Now” 7-8:30 p.m. Cowles Library, Reading Room

Friday Volleyball vs. Wichita State 7 p.m. Knapp Center Men’s Tennis Bulldog Jamboree All Day Roger Knapp Tennis Center

Saturday Volleyball vs. Missouri State 7 p.m. Knapp Center Football vs. San Diego 12:30 p.m. Drake Stadium Men’s Soccer vs. Central Arkansas 7 p.m. Cownie Soccer Complex

Sunday Horn Studio Recital 1:30-3 p.m. Sheslow Auditorium


Global Events

Ebola risks lead to class cancellation Adminstration restricts travel to Ghana over J-term Sarah Grossman

News Editor

Countries around the world are taking precautions against the Ebola virus, and Drake University is no different. On Oct. 22, administration cancelled the trip to Ghana scheduled over January-term. This course, “Education Opportunities for Children a Developing Country: Ghana, Africa,” was created for students to experience the ins and outs of a different educational system how teachers are trained, the expectations of students and other cultural differences in school systems around the world. The trip cost between $3,030 to $3,430. “Essentially, there were four main points that went into our decision for cancelling the program,” said Annique Kiel, director of Drake’s administered programs abroad. “In the event of an any outbreak, things like border control, emergency transportation and health care, infrastructure can be tested and deteriorate quickly … Ghana is currently managing a cholera outbreak, so any threat of Ebola would exacerbate any infrastructure issues they may already be facing.” With increased airport precautions, any students with Ebola symptoms such as nausea,

chest pain, cough and stomach pain could face travel restrictions. “If a student were to become ill over there, the sort of uncertainties and disruptions that that would cause, a fever or anything like that would just cause a lot of alarm and uncertainty,” Kiel said. “We decided it was in the best interest of the students and of Drake to cancel the trip.” Currently, only four countries in Africa that are in the midst of Ebola outbreaks: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. Ebola, a viral hemorrhagic fever, is a part of a family of viruses that cause hemorrhages and bleeding. “They are very serious, but not as easy to spread. You have to come into contact with the bodily fluids of someone who has an infection,” said Meghan Harris, professor of epidemiology. Although Ebola has not reached Ghana, Drake’s Travel Risk Assessment Committee determined that the risk for this trip was too high. Associate Professor of education, Jill Johnson, who would have led the trip, acknowledged the sadness and necessity in cancelling the class. “It’s certainly really disappointing,” Johnson said. “I’m personally invested. (But) with all the unknowns right now, it’s really hard for me to put students in a situation that puts them in danger.”

Johnson, however, had a few concerns about cancelling the trip and how it would impact students. “I had three main concerns, first of all, students who wanted an international experience, wouldn’t get it,” Johnson said. “Another one of my concerns was what about all the money. Obviously, when it’s not their decision, I want the University to take to take care of the kids. A third concern was some of my students signed up for the course to fill the AOI engaged citizen.” This is not to mention students upset about missing this opportunity. “I was really looking forward to the trip because it was a oncein-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Cassandra Aerts, elementary education major. Johnson continued to explain that her worries were all resolved. “The University has addressed all three of those with me and my students. Everything is being totally refunded to them. In the last two days, we have looked and found travel seminars and J-terms that we were still allowed to add students to,” Johnson said. “I know for a fact two students are going to Belize.” Harris provided final advice for students regarding the Ebola outbreak. “Don’t panic,” Harris said. “Right now, Drake students should be getting their flu shots. That is the number one health concern.”

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Senate approves chess club Cole Norum

Staff Writer

Although he’s been playing chess since elementary school, it wasn’t until just a few weeks ago that first-year student Cody Drilling witnessed the most impressive match in his life, when he played the president of Drake University’s now-official Chess Club. “He actually checkmated me in, I believe, 13 moves,” Drilling said. “Blindfolded.” The anecdote was part of a discussion Drilling, the club’s treasurer, had with Student Senate Oct. 23 to represent the Drake Chess Club in its request for full recognition as an official campus organization. Drilling said the Chess Club will provide a fun and educational environment to learn chess. He also hinted at future returns to Senate meetings for funding. “Currently, we’re only at the equipment of about three boards, and seeing as we have 20 members, we’re certainly looking to increase equipment that way,” Drilling said. The 20 mentioned are what Drilling deemed “active,” appearing at the majority of meetings. A total of 82 people indicated their interest in the club, by providing their names and emails, at last month’s Activities Fair. Drilling said the club is working on attracting more “active” members. “We’re just kind of trying to work out … on an individual basis why (the non-active members) aren’t becoming active,” Drilling said, noting the club has added a Tuesday meeting in addition to its meeting on Saturdays. “Hopefully in the future … we’ll be able to increase that 20,” Drilling said. Expect to see posters promoting one of the newest clubs at Drake, a welcomed, if not expected, addition. “I was a little surprised we didn’t have a chess club already,” Sen. Skylar Borchardt said. The senators also voted unanimously to approve the Student National Pharmaceutical Association. SNPhA has been in the making for more than five years said Amy Ngai, who spoke to the senators on the organization’s behalf. While in charge of health events around campus, Ngai sees another possible service the organization can provide.

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Students compete in Project Bulldog Symbolic doors spread awareness on campus Clare Vanechaute

Staff Writer

On Saturday, students participated in the 2014 Project Bulldog, sponsored by Drake University’s Enactus. This is Project Bulldog’s second year in operation. It was inspired by ABC’s “Shark Tank,” a television show where up-and-coming businesses and entrepreneurs can plug their ideas to a panel of judges for financial backing. Open to students of all majors, individuals were invited to register in groups of two to four. These groups were then asked to generate an idea for a business venture to present to a gathered group of Des Moines and Iowa entrepreneurs, CEOs and business professionals. A few judges sitting on the panel this year were Chris Draper, CEO of Meidh Corporation, Scott Hoekman, principal of Next Level Ventures and Naren Bhojwani, winner of the inaugural Project Bulldog. “We want to see how they plan to take an idea to a business,” Draper said. Eight teams competed this year, representing existing businesses and new ventures for the first place prize of $500. Second and

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third place winners received $250 and $150, respectively. An award was also offered to an “audience choice” winner who received $100. The pitches ranged from an idea to link athletes to fitness coaches to an app that will help plan dates. “There were eight very different, unique ideas, which were very cool to hear,” Bhojwani said. These ideas were judged against the criteria of novelty and originality, whether the venture could be funded under $1 million and if it could be realistically implemented — locally and, ultimately, globally. “It’s great for professionals to see Drake students passionate about business,” said Maryna Rath, president of Drake’s Enactus. Elected for the 2014 fall semester, Rath feels that Enactus has an important mission. “We work within the community,” Rath said. “It gets everyone involved.” Each group had 10 minutes to pitch their ideas, after which, the judges talked with the group and gave criticisms. “We all had very encouraging things to say, as well as holes to poke,” Bhojwani said. This year’s winner was Kai

Asberry, a junior law, politics and society and international relations double major, who pitched an idea he calls “Tailored.” “It’s kind of like the ‘Uber’ of tailoring,” Asberry said. Uber is an online service and mobile app that connects users to a taxi driver. The idea came to Asberry after recently buying an ill-fitting suit that needed to be taken in to his specific measurements. He searched for a good tailor but was left feeling disappointed. “I realized it would be so much easier if a tailor came to me.” Asberry’s idea centers around a website or mobile app that would drastically cut down on the amount of time it typically takes for a proper tailoring. Tailors usually keep clothes for 10-14 days, when the actual process of hemming and sewing takes much less time. Both Draper and Bhojwani hope that this program did more than just expose students to product pitching. During the event, students received advice, suggestions and worked with successful business professionals. “At the end of the day, it’s about people,” Draper said. “The venture itself is secondary.”

Of the Iowa-based trio who spoke on climate change, two were associated with Iowa universities, including Matt Russell, a state food policy coordinator with Drake University’s Agricultural Law Center. Russell spoke anecdotally to the audience of IEC and Drake community members, recounting his experiences as a farmer to emphasize agriculture’s cultural and scientific impact on confronting climate change. “Farmers can not only figure out how to deal with climate change,” Russell said. “We actually have the ability to pull carbon out of the atmosphere and put it into the biosphere.” While the science of reversing carbon’s flooding of the atmosphere has been implemented and practiced on an individual scale, the process fundamental in developing what Anderson calls a Carbon Negative Economy (CNE) has yet to be demonstrated on a production scale. Iowa will be the first state to demonstrate, on a productionlevel scale, what the potential benefits a serious effort toward a CNE can present. The initiative

will afford researchers and educators the opportunity to conduct an in-depth study on a series of new technologies aimed at reversing the amount of carbon in the atmosphere. Alongside climate experts and researchers will be students. “I’m hoping Iowa farmers and Iowa young people … will be part of the leadership,” Russell said, referencing the belief that his generation has failed to continue the legacy of innovation in agriculture and renewable energy by prior generations. Deborah Bunka, a membership coordinator with the Iowa Farmers Union, has worked with students and witnessed their interest as early as middle school. “I don’t think that kids are disinterested or slackers,” Bunka said. Optimism maintained a steady presence throughout the panel, as they discussed the new generation of climate change leaders. “Some of the most active and brilliant people I know are students,” Bunka said. “There is so much hope out there.”

Iowa considers carbon negative economy Cole Norum

Staff Writer

When the graphs and charts start to look the same, all it takes are a few words. “There are people in Iowa that are being hurt by climate change,” said Iowa State University’s (ISU) Chris Anderson in a speech during a panel at the Iowa Environmental Council (IEC) CEO at Drake University earlier this October. Instead of relying on visuals, Anderson, head of ISU’s Climate Change Initiative, refrained from the visual approach and offered reasons why climate change progress must begin with constituents engaging their representatives. The sentiment was widespread, echoed by those who think Iowa needs continued climateconsiderate progression. “Iowa is a leader today, but has an opportunity to be a leader into the future on wind, solar and energy efficiency,” said Nathaniel Baer, an energy program director with the IEC, after the panel. “We’re a unique state.”

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RAINBOW UNION placed doors around campus, which were previously vandalized during “coming out week.” The organization hopes to showcase a lack of LGBTQ acceptance at Drake University. JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR


Senate funds new political publication SENATE, page 1 We’d like to put on more educational events,” Ngai said. Among those would be informational sessions on HIV and AIDS, Diabetes and strokes. Ngai indicated that SNPhA has the potential to enact change in the pharmacy profession. “I truly believe … in the push for minority recognition in the pharmaceutical industry,” Verhasselt said. “I think your mission is incredible,” Verhasselt said. “I think I speak for everyone around the table when I say we want to be behind you and supporting you.” The Senate allocated a total of $7,197.50 to three organizations, including $5,000 to the Drake Political Review for costs associated with producing its first publication. The founders of the Political Review spoke before the Senate on Oct. 23, requesting an allocation of $5,000 for production costs associated with 800 copies of its first publication, anticipated to line campus newsstand beginning in early December. Nearly a month after receiving unanimous approval from Senate to officially recognize their club, Susanna Hayward and Briana Steirer reiterated their plans to make the Review a campus mainstay. “It’s kind of something we want students to be able to pick up in a few months and read a story that’s still relevant to them,” Hayward said. “The whole mission is to inform students … It’s for anyone to pick up and read and know what’s going on in the world.” The magazine-style publication will be the literary extension of the Review’s mission to provide resources and opportunities for Drake students to become more politically informed and engaged. Co-founder Steirer expects a wide range of students to contribute to the publication, writing articles on an array of pertinent political issues from international relations to

domestic topics, like her own piece discussing social security in the millennial age. “Or lack thereof,” Steirer said. Unlike other campus publications, writers will not be compensated for their work. However, there is a strong consensus that the opportunity to engage in political discourse while becoming and remaining informed is enough of an incentive to attract and sustain contributors. Hayward responded to an inquiry from Sen. Taylor Floyd regarding the Review’s wishes to publish in its first year. “This is a big semester in politics,” Hayward assured Senators a December issue would be critical in garnering interest. “We don’t want to miss covering the midterms,” Hayward said. “It seems like we have such a big following and people really wanting to join and get excited about it.” Echoing their overwhelming support for the organization weeks prior, the senators unanimously approved the allocation of $5,000 required for the paper selection, mock-ups, pin-ups, printing, shipping and distribution. “It’s really cool to see so many students … trying to decrease ignorance,” said Treasurer Kevin Maisto. “They have their stuff together.” Funds were also apportioned to cover the Community Advisory Board’s participation in the Midwest Service Leaders Conference at Wartburg College later this year, and to the South Asian Student Association for Diwali Night, which will be held on Nov. 1. The South Asian Student Association will donate a portion of its proceeds toward purchasing a braille printer for blind children through Drake’s partnership with a school in Ghana.




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News Student Involvement

LEAD class collaborates with Adult Literacy Center Center holds first-ever fundraiser Adam Rogan

Staff Writer

On Nov. 14, the Drake University-supported Adult Literacy Center (ALC) will host an adult spelling bee at the Des Moines Social Club. Martina Wolf, an AmeriCorps Vista employee with the ALC and a 2013 Drake graduate, explained the goals of the event. “(The) spelling bee is meant to target Drake faculty and staff and also community members ... to raise money, but also awareness of the struggles that those with low literacy skills have,” Wolf said. To fight illiteracy, the ALC wants to raise $4,000, but fundraising is not their only goal. “The Adult Literacy Center works with adults who have low literacy skills … some under eighth-grade reading level, to help them increase their selfesteem, increase their literacy and just become more functioning members of society,” Wolf said. Wolf acknowledged the positive opportunities this brings to Des Moines.

“The Spelling Bee (raises) funds and awareness,” Wolf said. “Obviously, having people building partnerships in the community.” However, the ALC is not alone in this effort. They have teamed up with the LEAD 100 class:

We’re doing the spelling bee to raise funding and awareness about what the ALC does. — Hannah Kuhne, psychology major

“Influence and Change.” Hannah Kuhne, senior psychology major, is one of the members of the class. “We’re doing the spelling bee to raise funding and awareness about what the ALC does,” Kuhne said. “Basically, they combat the low literacy rates in the Des Moines community.” Carley Castelein a pharmacy major and another class member, talked about her class’s work with the ALC. “We were able to work with

the ALC to do a 360-review as far as what’s working with the Adult Literacy Center and what’s not working,” Castelein said. “From that, we were moving forward to do a fundraiser for them to hopefully raise more money so that they can address these problems.” Both Kuhne and Castelein mentioned they had not known about the ALC before their class, but they both think it is a cause that deserves more attention. “I think a lot of students don’t know about the Adult Literacy Center,” Wolf said. “(We’re hoping to get more) students to know about it,” Wolf said. The ALC is seeking more volunteers, and the Spelling Bee is being held to help raise awareness. However, improving one’s skills can be difficult. “They also have jobs and kids and other things going on in life too,” Castelein said. The Adult Learning Center currently tutors 90 Des Moines adults, and hopes to continue to grow, gain influence, and continue to improve the Des Moines community.

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Theta Chi promotes “Its on Us” campaign


support of “It’s on Us,” a national movement to raise awareness for sexual violence prevention. To support “It’s on Us,” people can pledge to keep others safe from sexual assault and to not be a bystander. Graves believed it was an important commitment for the chapter to make. “Here, at Drake, I would say we are involved in the ‘Its on Us’ campaign,” Graves said. “It was done by the White House, initially ... They (Drake) backed us up, and that led to Alysa Mozak (coordinator for sexual violence response and healthy relationship promotion) creating a committee with us, and now we are discussing that.” Graves is hoping to involve other students around campus. “There’s a Facebook event. We want to make a PSA on ‘It’s on Us’ and have various organizations back it. They have two dates they want students to come talk about it, and make a video,” Graves said. “We might make a photo collage.” Shawn Bennett, director of health and safety programing for Theta Chi nationals and a Drake graduate, explained the motivation behind the Sacred Purpose Movement.

“For us, as a fraternity, the most important thing is that our members have great lives,” Bennett said. “That they are healthy, safe and just have a great sense of well-being.” “That’s kind of the motivation for us.” Bennett explained the idea for the fraternity’s creation of the Sacred Purpose Movement came from the Theta Chi members. “It was actually an idea that was inspired by an idea of undergraduate chapter presidents from around the country. They gave us the basic structure,” Bennett said. “The national chapter fine-tuned it and made it was it is today.” Bryce Lynn, president of the Gamma Tau chapter, acknowledged the importance of the movement. “I think the biggest thing that it has done for me is help me get a lot more out of our organization,” Lynn said. “It’s helped me build stronger relationships with the people in Theta Chi. It’s really important to have those relationships at Drake.” Lynn also pointed out the positive impact the Sacre Purpose Movement is having on the chapter. “It allows us to really open up and talk about a lot of issues that people might not be comfortable coming out and saying on their own,” Lynn said. Graves explained that now Theta Chi can be active on campus and create programs beneficial to all students. “The whole Sacred Purpose Movement is improving the health of our brothers’ lives, as well as bringing awareness to the whole campus, whether that is through a guest speaker, awareness campaigns, one-onone relationships with each other, making sure we each have a connection that if a problem arises,” Graves said. With all the fraternity stereotypes, Lynn knows that this is important for Theta Chi. “Being a fraternity, there are a lot of perks to it and a lot of things that go on,” Lynn said. “When you join, people don’t really think, ‘This is somewhere I could go and immediately talk about things in my life.’ They might take a while to open up to other people,” Lynn said. “I think it allows people to not feel like they need to be tough all the time.”



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Opinions Crafty Bulldogs

Bulldogs without Borders

Fall leaves make for project Costa Rica adventures

Create flowers for last week’s vase offer insight into culture It’s obvious that this time of year brings along the prettiest, most vibrant leaf colors. I’m sure everyone has collected fallen leaves or jumped into a giant pile of them. This week’s craft transforms the gorgeous leaves into a decorative flower. What you need: • Just walk outside or look in your desk for these supplies. • About 20 leaves of all sizes - The amount may vary depending on how many petals you want or the thickness of your flower • Scissors • Tape


STEP 1 Folding & Layering


For your core leaf, make sure the stem stays attached and is a decent length. Next, fold the leaf in half so all three points are down. Then, fold one side inward on a diagonal. Finally, roll the leaf into itself. Continue doing this with the other leaves, but make sure that their stems are removed. Roll each new leaf onto the core. Once you have reached your desired thickness, tape the last-rolled leaf in place.

Adding more petals is optional. I cut the new leaves stem so there was a short amount left. Then, I stuck them in empty spaces between my already rolled leaves. This adds more definition to the flower. Once you have added more petals, or if you decided not to, pinch the bottom part of the flower together and wrap it with tape. This will secure the parts of the flower.

STEP 2 Adding Petals Anna Zavell Columnist If you enjoyed this project, or even if you have suggestions of what could have been done better, I would love to hear your feedback. Email me at and also share pictures of your version of this project on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #craftybulldogs.

Next, you will be adding the petals. For these leaves, only fold down the middle point, so the two side leaves point upwards. Wrap about six around the around your core (you can use more or less). Make sure you are alternating the leaves so you have a full circle of petals and there is no empty space.

STEP 4 Securing Now it’s up to you to decide where you will place your flower. A cute idea is to put it in a vase (if you made last weeks craft, it would fit perfectly in there), or make a few more to make a bouquet of them. Zavell is a first-year magazines major and can be reached at




I’ve only been here for half a semester, and I already feel like I have grown immensely from this experience. I have met so many new friends, both Tico (Costa Rican) and American. All these new friends have taught me a lot about the culture here in Costa Rica, and have helped me understand my own culture a little better. I feel that I have already grown a lot as a person. I am definitely more open to new experiences and trying new things, especially in the name of adventure or experience. I have been going on numerous adventures here, and with each one, I feel that I am understanding a little more of what the Costa Rican culture is about and how I can apply this culture to my life back home in the United States. Studying abroad has also helped my Spanish skills incredibly. I feel that I have gotten a lot out of my Spanish studies back home. However, I feel that my fluency and my vocabulary has grown by leaps and bounds since the first day I arrived. Living in a homestay, I have been forced to communicate in Spanish on a daily basis, and have become much more confident in my abilityto do so. As outlined in Drake University’s mission statement, a goal of my college experience is to become a more informed global citizen. My time here has helped me to become a global citizen more than any other experience at Drake so far. I have been able to immerse myself in another culture, get to know their language and their habits and the history behind it all. In order to be a true global citizen we have to be aware of other cultures, and the way in which they relate to our own. In my opinion, the best way to understand another culture is to fully immerse yourself in it.

Along with learning another culture, I have also been able to convey some of my culture to a few friends and acquaintances here. As a global citizen, I also think of it as my duty to explain U.S. culture to the people of Costa Rica. There are some preconceptions about Americans, as well as those about Latin America. One more thing I have received from my time abroad is the chance to abolish some of the negative stereotypes held about Americans, and attempt to reconstruct some of my previous misconceptions about Latin Americans. Honestly, this was the best decision I’ve made (since my decision to come to Drake, of course). I have learned so much here and I have gained a deeper understanding of my own culture in the United States as well as the culture here in Costa Rica. There are so many great things that I have gotten out of my time abroad — more than I can fit in one column — and I know that there are still many more to come. I am so excited to absorb all that I can here.

Lizzy Stuart Columnist

Stuart is a junior psychology major and can be reached at elizabeth.


AUTUMN LEAVES become a homemade flower in this week’s crafty bulldogs project. All you need is about 20 leaves, scissors and some tape. This project involves multiple steps of folding and layering leaves upon one another. Once finished, you can decide where to put it, but Zavell recommends in last week’s vase project. ANNA ZAVELL | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

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A guide to the best bathrooms on campus

Find out where to do your business for optimal experience We’ve all had to use various bathrooms around Drake University, but sometimes it’s difficult to remember which ones are worth the visit and which ones should be avoided. Listed below are the results of a semi-thorough investigation of Drake’s best and worst restrooms. Next time you get the urge to go, remember that you too can experience Drake’s best in a building near you.

1.5 Carnegie Hall Excretory Experience: It’s a small, uncomfortable and incredibly an awkward unisex room. Aesthetics: Old and lousy.

Notes: Has a lock despite having both a urinal and a stall. An odd setup.

Jewett Hall

Excretory Experience: It’s nice enough, but no where near good.

Aesthetics: I too like to have stalls and showers facing each other at an intimate distance. Notes: One of the most awkward bathrooms on campus.

2 Bell Center Excretory Experience: Adding the bathroom to the locker room must have been an afterthought. Aesthetics: It’s spacious, but falling apart. This is a sad bathroom. I don’t trust the sink. Notes: A lousy place to do your business.

Disclaimer: The toilet paper is not two-ply

Olin Hall

Harvey Ingham Hall Excretory Experience: Utterly basic stalls. Aesthetics: Oh so spacious.

Notes: Nothing to enjoy here.

Medbury Hall

Excretory Experience: Rather disappointing. Not bad, but not even close to its full potential. Aesthetics: Terrible layout, but a decent feel otherwise. Notes: Needs to be remodeled.

2.5 Cowles Library Excretory Experience: Odd layout for stalls and urinals. Not the most pleasurable experience. Aesthetics: Odd layout, large mirrors and cool shelving. Notes: Needs to be remodeled.

Fine Arts Center

Excretory Experience: Good enough, but better experiences can be had in other buildings.

Aesthetics: As old as the building. Nothing inspiring. Lousy sinks.

Notes: Definitely not a go-to bathroom. Save your time for better locations.

Meredith Hall



Hubbell Dining Hall

Aliber Hall Excretory Experience: Older toilets. A sub-par stall.

Aesthetics: Older restrooms that are very ‘90s. Notes: Decent campus bathrooms that could use a splash of renovations.

Cartwright Hall

Excretory Experience: Dark, but strangely consoling stalls. Aesthetics: Elegant flooring, dark atmosphere and lackluster appliances. Notes: A quieting experience.

3.5 First Year Halls Excretory Experience: Depends on who used the John before you. Notes: Constantly busy, but so convenient. Just make sure to flush (please).

Excretory Experience: Incredible stalls and amenities that are scarcely used and combine utility with luxury.

Aesthetics: Sparkling clean, bright and fresh.

Notes: Just don’t use the toilet inside the main dining hall itself.

Howard Hall Excretory Experience: Women: a “dungeon-esque” bathroom facility. Men/Family: astounding. Only one stall, but it is a palace.

Aesthetics: Women: Meh. Men/Family: though small and featuring few toilets/ urinals, it’s true bliss

Notes: There’s a strange lack of restrooms in Howard and total inequality in bathroom pizzazz.

5 Cole Hall

Aesthetics: Nothing extraordinary, everything is perfect.


Notes: Can’t go wrong with using these restrooms.

Cline Hall

Excretory Experience: Delightful. Absolutely delightful. Aesthetics: Flawless.

Notes: The red is such a nice touch.

Clearly not all restrooms are equal here at Drake. Some are fantasy lands of porcelain and stall walls, while others need some serious work done. Hopefully this report will help you make quality choices when choosing your lavatory.

What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with these ratings? What is your favorite bathroom on campus? Let us know why by tweeting us @TimesDelphic and using #DrakeBathrooms.

Excretory Experience: Clean, comfy and sanitary. An excellent bathroom to spend some free time in.

Aesthetics: Complete with windows. Need I say more?

4 Goodwin-Kirk Hall

Excretory Experience: For guys, the urinals need to save room for Jesus. Otherwise, a very average (but often busy) experience.

Excretory Experience: These are the VIP stalls due to their length. Extra space equals better excretory experience.

Notes: I recommend waiting a little and going over to Olmsted for a good time. Use Meredith in a pinch.

Notes: Not all GK bathrooms are equal. Some are rumored to be of less quality and have a poor residentto-shower ratio.

Aesthetics: Plain and basic. A little outdated.

Excretory Experience: Fancy and uplifting. A soulful experience.

Aesthetics: The bubble windows are strange and not fully tinted.

Notes: One of the best experiences at Drake.


Olmsted Center

Excretory Experience: A very positive vibe in the stalls. Urinals are also on point.

Aesthetics: Spacious and inviting. Great lighting enhances the ambiance.

Notes: Always clean, seldom busy and free condoms.

Daniel Luke Hammer Columnist

Hammer is a sophomore international business major and can be reached at daniel.hammer@drake. edu

From the Fishbowl

Drake struggles to become a more LGBT friendly environment

One Voice hopes to make campus a top 20 LGBT school by 2018 At the beginning of the semester this year, I found that one of our neighbor institutions, Grinnell University, was listed as one of the top 20 LGBT friendly

universities in the country, according to Huffington Post. Naturally, I checked to see where Drake ranked on this list. Much to my dismay, I found

STUDENTS from the Leadership Capstone class developed One Voice, a group that aims to help students advocate for LGBT rights on campus. PHOTO COURTESY OF JOEY GALE


nothing. After doing a little research, I found that Drake hadn’t ever applied to even be on the list. The reasoning quickly became clear. A small team of us sat down in early September and completed a profile for Drake on the Campus Climate Index, a national assessment tool for universities on-campus inclusion for LGBT students. After submitting our profile and assessment, we received our grade back within a few days. Our score? Two out of five stars or 30 percent out of 100 percent. Two stars. At first glance, many may assume that Drake is a pretty inclusive campus, and they’re not wrong. We aren’t necessarily “bad” in this department, but we are absolutely nowhere close to stellar. We have a lot of work to do. With that being said, a small group from the Leadership

Capstone at Drake created an organization called One Voice. The goal? To make Drake a top 20 LGBT-friendly campus by 2018. Not only are we going to need student commitment, leadership and direct focus on this goal, but we are going to need institutional commitment if this is going to be a success. The only way we can reach this goal is if top-level administrators take this matter seriously and don’t push it to the back burner as something that will just naturally occur. I’ve often heard staff, faculty and administrators joke about how if the students are doing something that isn’t necessarily consistent with the university, or the students are “raising a ruckus” about something, that all you need to do is “just wait a year” and the students will forget about it. I don’t want this to become one of those issues. Just wait a year…

I hope by the end of the semester, we can gain the support we need so that we can become a more inclusive university for all of our students.

Joey Gale Columnist Gale is a senior marketing major and can be reached at joseph.gale@



OCT. 29, 2014 | Page 6


Opinions He said, she said

Halloween costumes magnify consent issues HE SAID

With Halloween this Friday, we need to go over some reminders for this season. One of the best things about this holiday is the fact that you can dress up as anything you want, and, for some, it’s a chance to put their artistic skills to the test by creating a clever, well-put-together costume. Be mindful of the weather. Autumn’s weather, especially here in Iowa, can be unpredictable. The mornings can be pleasant and warm, and then the temperature can plummet overnight. When dressing for your night escapades, remember to dress sensibly. For both males and females, dress to be warm and comfortable. It’s not worth that killer costume if you’re freezing trying to wear it. Dress for your event as well. If it’s a free-for-all when it comes to costumes, wear your best costume and rock it. If the party is themed, make an effort to dress to the theme. If you’re going to dress up for a Halloween party, don’t give minimum effort on the costume. Go all out. It’s understandable that us college students don’t have the ability to spend a lot on Halloween costumes or props.


However, if you put on a shirt saying, “This is my costume,” it’s obvious there was no effort put into it. Ladies, if you put on an orange mid-drift, leggings and carry around a carrot calling yourself a sexy carrot, no one’s going to buy that you put effort into the costume either (unless you obtain a full-sized carrot). It’s better to be clever than to look like you threw something together in five minutes. The sexy carrot brings me to my next point. Ladies and gentlemen, just because you may look like a piece of naughty produce doesn’t mean that you are a piece of naughty produce. Consent is important, especially when alcohol is involved. I’m going to say this outright and say it bluntly. If either person, male or female, has been drinking or is drunk, there is absolutely no way that person can give consent to anything. Anything that happens sexually without consent can be considered sexual assault and can be escalated into cases of rape. No one should be afraid to dress up the way they want on Halloween. For those who believe that they have been sexually assaulted or raped, there are resources available.

Drake University’s Office for Sexual Violence and Healthy Relationship Promotion has on-campus resources for those who believe they may have been sexually assaulted. The National Sexual Assault Hotline (1-800-656-HOPE) is a 24/7 online and offline phone number for people to call if they require additional help. Halloween should not be a holiday that we need to come away from feeling upset or treated poorly. We need to work together as a community to keep this holiday safe and to keep each other safe.

Nik Wasik Columnist

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


SHE SAID It is my favorite time of year. The falling leaves, the PSLs (pumpkin spice lattes), my Uggs … Too basic for you? Well it only gets worse. I’m one of those people who, when given the opportunity, goes way overboard on costumes. Looking back, I cringe at poorly made, last-minute costumes and almost equally hide the pictures of the terrible store bought pieces. Nevertheless, I love all of the costumes, from puns to animals to current event jokes. With all this love for costumes, there is still a category I dislike. The dreaded “sexy costume.” These costumes play games with my mind. On one hand, I love the opportunity to be scandalous and flirty, but know I don’t need to show that much leg/chest/ skin. And let’s not forget that it’s October (especially if you’re out later than midnight on the 31st). In Iowa, it gets so cold so quickly that I already see kids on campus breaking out coats and boots. If you need layers, why would you forgo them, and potentially sacrifice your health for a costume? Grow a beard, or get a fake one,

and go as the Brawny man so you can wear the layers you need so you don’t freeze in the Iowa cold. Or better yet, go as an Eskimo and never worry about being cold again. As sound as that advice is, some people, including myself, are willing to risk whatever for a costume. Here you are: Halloween night. You’rve gone with the most basic costume, a “sexy” cat. It’s made of the cheapest accessories (that you’ll lose by the end of the night) with a black body suit or some tank top/tutu combination. If you went with some sort of skinrevealing option, you might encounter some creepier people. When put in social situations, some people tend to forget their places. Halloween is a great example of when fun goes wrong. Nobody should feel victimized or judged for their costume, or get groped or made uncomfortable, no matter the gender. Just remember that costumes are NOT consent from anyone. This is my main beef with sexy costumes. Many people forget that the people wearing them are more than the “sexy nurse” costume. They’re a pharmacy student that’s highly

involved and loves cats. We forget there is more to the person than the cheap fabric and accessories, that there is a history, a family and goals and aspirations. We forget that “sexy” is only good for how you look, not how you feel or think. What if I told you what makes a costume sexy is how you wear it? The key to being “sexy” is to be outgoing and confident by knowing who you are. You don’t need to show skin, so I’ve made a two-step, easy-peasy costume plan for your sexy costumes. Step 1: Wear what you want with conviction Step 2: Go have fun, and be the most you that you can be.

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

Des Moines brews fresh flavors Gamergate produces cyber-threats If you’re a coffee fanatic like me, you probably have a favorite spot on or near campus. Whether you enjoy the bitter roast of Starbucks, the mild blend of Scooter’s or the fruity and nature-flavored undertones at Mars Café, it’s time to kick your favorite bean to the curb and try something new. Before I delve into the pros and more pros of going off-campus to get a cup of Joe, I should let you know that I consider myself an espresso connoisseur. Put more simply, some may consider me a coffee snob. I’d need to count on all my fingers and toes to name the places I’ve purchased a latte or cup of coffee in Des Moines. This city offers plenty of wonderful alternatives to the usual chains, and if by the end of this article I’ve enlightened any of you enough to take a quick drive and try one, then I’ve done my job. Smokey Row (The well-known one) 1910 Cottage Grove Smokey Row is hipster paradise. The brick walls, Christmas lights and occasional live music all contribute to this coffee hotspot’s beloved atmosphere. Only the most focused of students can actually concentrate here, because the noise level sits at a loud chatter. You can get from campus to your coffee in less than a five-minute drive. The brewed coffee is good, and the lattes are sweet. I don’t like lattes too hot, and they do a good job of serving drinks at a proper temperature. I think they charge a little too much, but that’s because they’re Smokey Row. They could charge $10 a cup, and students would most likely still flock. Friedrichs Coffee (The hidden one) 801 Grand Ave. and 4126 University Ave. Another quick drive — less than five minutes from campus. It’s on the corner of a small strip mall with all of the stores’ names in the same color and font in a row on the awning above the building, so it doesn’t stand out. Keep an eye out for Friedrichs, though, and you won’t be sorry. Service is quick, friendly and accommodating. I don’t know what their refill

policy is, but they’ve given me free brewed coffee refills twice. Don’t even bother bringing homework because the space is tiny, and it gets pretty loud. The brewed coffee is good, but the lattes are better. I’ve only ever ordered lattes made with skim milk from this coffee shop, so mine have been relatively thin. But the espresso taste is on-point with both freshness and boldness, which is my preference. Grounds for Celebration (My favorite one) Intersection at University and 66th I could rave for hours about Grounds for Celebration, so I’ll summarize simply with one word: wow. You know with that first sip you take of your latte, whether you’re in dire need of caffeine or just want the taste. You close your eyes and exhale deeply because you’ve just tasted the best $4 you’ve ever spent. That’s Grounds. The brewed coffee is great, and my personal favorite is the “Cookies and Cream” flavor. The lattes are fantastic. I’ve never been served anything below exceptional, even though I rarely stray from my regular drink: a vanilla and Irish cream latte. Grounds for Celebration provides the perfect study atmosphere with a quiet fog of chatter and coffee equipment in the background. The only complaint I may have is the lack of food and baked good options.

Molly Lamoureux Columnist

Lamoureux is a sophomore graphic design and magazines double major and can be reached at molly.


Social media does a lot of great things for people around the world. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, that thing you did over the summer and promptly forgot about shortly after school started? It raised over $100 million for the ALS association. But not everything that comes out of social media has been good, and nowhere has that been more evident than in the controversial movement called “Gamergate.” Some people will try to tell you that the “#Gamergate” everyone is talking about mainly concerns journalistic ethics in the gaming community. Those people are wrong. That may have been true at some point. And there are still some people who genuinely want to have a discussion about the flaws in the gaming industry. But the Gamergate saturating social media is no longer about gaming, journalism or ethics. A small, but extremely vocal minority latched on to the hashtag (or perhaps started it — no one knows for sure) and it quickly became a stomping ground for misogyny and sexism against women in the gaming community. Various influential women in the gaming industry have received rape and death threats. Those that tried to speak out were flooded with even more threats, some of which were so personal that they were forced to flee their homes for personal safety. It all started in August with the former boyfriend of a female game designer. He claimed the designer, Zoe Quinn, had cheated on him with a video game critic in order to gain favorable reviews for her game. The writer had never reviewed any of Quinn’s games, and the website he wrote for absolved him. But it was too late. The wheels of Gamergate were already in motion. The most vocal people in the movement took Quinn’s alleged scandal as a reason why women should not be allowed in the gaming industry and hid their misogyny behind a rallying cry for “journalistic ethics.” It’s ironic that those clamoring for “journalistic ethics” were so quick to target women who try to speak out and tell the truth of

their stories. Anita Sarkeesian is a feminist game critic and a face of the antiGamergate movement. Earlier this month, Sarkeesian was forced to cancel a speech at Utah State University because campus police refused to screen people for firearms. School administrators had received an email threat saying the Sarkeesian event would become “the deadliest school shooting in American history” if it was held. “Online threats against women are real, pervasive and must be taken seriously by law enforcement agencies and educational institutions alike,” Sarkeesian later tweeted in explanation.

Tim Webber Columnist Gamergate arrives at a time when the negative “gamer” stereotype was beginning to dissolve. Gaming had become more mainstream, appearing without stigma in popular television shows and movies. It appeared that the word “gamer” would no longer conjure up images of controllers stained with Cheeto dust in a dark basement. And then Gamergate struck, and the gamers receded further into their metaphorical cave. I had always considered myself a “gamer,” but never gave it much thought. I’m casual about playing games, and I prefer tabletop games over video games. But I wanted to break stereotypes and show people how fun games could be. I had no problem with labeling myself as part of that group. However, with each article I read about the atrocities

committed under the banner of Gamergate, I find myself pushing farther and farther away from that stereotype. I don’t want to be associated with a group labeled sexist and misogynistic. And while most gamers are great people that are fun to be around, there’s a very small, very loud group that isn’t — and that’s the group people are going to think about when they hear the word “gamer.” “The Internet acts as a megaphone,” said sophomore Taylor Becktold, who has been closely following the Gamergate controversy. “One hundred people sound like a thousand. One thousand people sound like ten thousand.” Becktold said that there are some people involved in the Gamergate conversation who are quite civil and genuinely want to enact change in the gaming industry — which, even before Gamergate, was notorious for having questionable ethics. But those people are overshadowed by the vocal minority. Let’s be clear about one thing. It is NEVER okay to threaten to kill someone. It is NEVER okay to threaten to rape or sexually assault someone. These are nonnegotiable. Their gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, political views — none of that matters. Hiding behind a supposed shield of anonymity online does not give you free rein to harass, abuse or threaten other human beings. Gamergate has proven that there are still too many people that need to learn this lesson.

Webber is a sophomore newsinternet journalism and computer science double major and can be reached at timothy.webber@drake. edu




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Features Campus Profile

Campus Parking

Phi Delta Theta welcomes twelve members

Jessica Campbell

Fraternity returns to campus Campus parking a hassle Molly Adamson

Staff Writer

Junior Nick Baker is involved in a lot around Drake University: He’s an resident hall coordinator for Ross Hall, he participates in the Drake Choir and Chamber Choir, he’s the vice president of communication for the Drake chapter of the American Marketing Association and he’s also a student. Now he can add the title of first Founding Father of Phi Delta Theta fraternity to his resume. Originally, though, Baker, a junior marketing major, wasn’t quite sure if Greek life was for him. “I kind of felt like Greek life was missing from my Drake experience,” Baker said. “I went through recruitment my first year, but I didn’t join any houses. I wanted to figure out what I really wanted to do on campus. So I’ve been doing that the past two years, and now here we are. I saw this really great opportunity to get into Greek Life and also to make a lasting impact on future generations at Drake.” Baker has impressed a number of people. B.J. Nelson, one of the leadership coordinators for Phi Delta Theta who came to Drake, was drawn to Baker’s initiative. “Nick was a kid who when (my partner and I) came to campus, we were told about immediately. He’s a kid who had looked at Greek

life and never found what he was looking for,” Nelson said. “When it comes to colonization and expansion of a fraternity, that’s the type of guy you want because he’s clearly interested in Greek life. He has outstanding grades, he’s an outstanding leader on campus, people know who he is, and when

“I see really great things. The future is unknown. I’m really excited to see where it all goes.” — Nick Baker, Drake junior

people recommend him six out of 10 times, you have to talk to him. Now he’s got an opportunity to be one of the crucial members of creating something.” Baker expressed his hopes for the future of the fraternity. “We’re hopefully getting a good start by getting the right guys,” Baker said. “I definably see positive growth for the fraternity. Really, right now, there is nowhere to go but up, since we’re still building the base. I really see it being a very healthy fraternity and having some really great guys who are passionate about a whole bunch of different things. We want the gentlemen on campus.” Nelson commented further on his job as a leadership consultant. “My partner Zach and I are here on campus for about 70 days, and,


Social media turns fundraising negative Giuliana LaMantia

Staff Writer

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge swept the nation this summer, filling newsfeeds and raising millions for the ALS Association. However, as with every positive entity, there will always be people to put a negative spin on it. Five teens, from Bay Village, Ohio, pranked an autistic classmate by pouring a bucket of urine, cigarette butts and tobacco spit on him. The victim, humiliated, thought he was partaking in the Ice Bucket Challenge. As of Oct. 14, the teens were charged for their actions. According to CNN, three of the teens were charged with two counts of delinquency and assault and disorderly conduct, while the other two were charged with a single count of disorderly conduct. Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication assistant professor Chris Snider feels that although an incident like this would have happened any time, the social media frenzy of today is what spread it into a story. “I think it’s a horrible thing for something like that to happen, and clearly in today’s world news like that can spread a lot faster than it would have in the past,” Snider said. “I have no doubt that’s the kind of thing that’s been going on long before social media, it just probably would have stayed in that smaller community prior to social media.” While the Aug. 18 prank was uploaded to Instagram, police did not find out about the incident until Sept. 3 when the victim’s parents found the video on his phone. The victim had not said anything previously out of embarrassment, according to CNN. Since news of the incident came out when the popularity of the challenge subsided, Snider wondered if it would have affected the campaign negatively if the

event occurred it. “You wonder if that would have happened early on in the process, maybe it would have had a larger impact on the Ice Bucket Challenge itself,” Snider said. “I think because it happened toward the end, it just felt like kids being bullies, and it didn’t feel like the Ice Bucket Challenge causing problems.” While the Ice Bucket Challenge itself could not be blamed for the prank, it was social media’s presence in fundraising that made it noticed. “I think social media is really impactful on everything today,” said sophomore Molly Longman. “Everyone is on it all the time, and there’s no escaping it so whether it’s negative or positive, it’s going to be out there, and people are going to know about it. I think that’s why it’s really important for fundraising, because everyone will see it.” Longman has in fundraised for various organizations since high school. Snider felt that utilizing social media for fundraising is positive since it plays such a large role in society today. “I think that people who can do it in a way like the Ice Bucket Challenge where it can go viral from person-to-person is a great strategy,” Snider said. “The Ice Bucket Challenge itself was a pretty amazing concept, and to see it take off like it did so fast was genius in terms of people who put it together.” Even so, the Ice Bucket Challenge’s active presence online was annoying to some, said Snider. “To me, things can become annoying on social media when suddenly you’re seeing everyone do it,” Snider said. “I think that even though it wasn’t politically correct to say it, there was a certain level of annoyance with the Ice Bucket Challenge people had, and you couldn’t really say that in public because you sound like a bad person.”


during that time, our job is to meet with guys one-on-one who are outstanding kids on the campus, who are outstanding students and guys who, just truthfully, are leaders,” Nelson said. “My job is to get to know them. I want to know what makes up a guy’s character, and really what motivates him. At the end of it all, my job is to determine whether or not he is a good fit for our organization.” Zach Hilliard, the other leadership coordinator, explained what he sees in the the future for Phi Delta Theta at Drake. “We’re here for eight weeks to recruit the best and brightest on campus,” Hilliard said. “Leaders, scholars, athletes, guys who are overly involved. People who set the bar high for Greek life. We want to start something new here.” Since Baker signed, Phi Delta Theta has signed eleven additional members: junior Anthony Hernandez, junior Taylor Garthstone, junior Calvin Daack, first-year Loren Rosenberg, firstyear Johnathan Janssen, junior David Sherbondy, junior Jordan Foote, first-year Russell White, junior Brandon Bader, junior Tyler Rhines and Ryan Wiskerchen. Baker expressed his joy in being a part of this progress. “I see really great things,” Baker said. “The future is unknown. I’m really excited to see where it all goes.”

Staff Writer

His knuckles turn white as his grip tightens around the steering wheel. He narrows his eyes as another car cuts in front of him. He scans Highway I-80 as he notices a car driving slowly in the fast lane. His blood boils as he checks the clock, noticing he might be late. With intensifying road rage, he pushes the gas pedal closer to the floor. Is the possibility of a fatal accident worth getting a parking spot? Tanner Brockway, a sophomore commuter student at Drake University, must leave his house 30 minutes prior to his class start time and said this is how he sometimes feels driving to class. “It takes me about 15 minutes to get to Drake from my house (in Altoona), but I have to leave with enough time to find a spot. My road rage becomes outrageous if I think I’m going to be late,” Brockway said. The race to find a spot in Drake’s limited parking lots added to the stress of being a commuter student. “I usually park in the Aliber commute parking lot. I can leave my car there all day and just walk to my classes,” Brockway said. “There would be plenty of spots, except people don’t know how to park and one car will take up three spots.” Although Brockway has never received a parking citation from Drake or the city of Des Moines, he has run into other issues regarding parking.

“If I stay overnight on campus, I have nowhere to park. I don’t want to leave my car on the street because I feel like someone might break into it. Plus if I do, I have to move it before 7 a.m., and nobody wants to be up that early,” Brockway said. Parking is an issue for students who live on campus as well. Michael Vigan, sophomore, always feels optimistic when he looks for a spot in the Goodwin-Kirk parking lot. “I know about three more empty spaces that could become spots if (Drake Public Safety) would draw in the lines correctly,” Vigan said, mentioning that there is no chance in finding a spot in lot 42 after 7 p.m. Student athletes have also been plagued by the consequences of Drake’s parking system. Athletes are not allowed to park in the lots around the Bell Center. Many have found parking tickets waiting on their windshields after practice. Jayln Aremka, a member of the track and field team, worked on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee to try and change the strict policy. “Any potential change got shut down quickly. Drake Security said athletes would need to purchase a commuter pass if they wanted to use these lots for practice parking,” Aremka said. Her efforts to fix this began in 2013, and there has yet to be any change. According to Aremka, the question remaisn in the students’ complaints, “will Drake ever change their parking system to better accommodate the whole student body?”

Lorentzen New Venture Hatchery START A BUSINESS. GET PAID. Ever thought about starting a business? This summer you can get paid to make it happen.

The Entrepreneurship Centers at Drake are excited to announce that applications are being accepted for the Summer 2015 Lorentzen Student Hatchery, a unique program aimed at fostering student startups. Don’t spend the summer interning for someone else; get paid to work on your startup. We provide guidance and support, access to mentors and experts, office space, and more. Selected teams (two or more people) can earn up to $10,000 per team. This program is open to all currently enrolled Drake University students, undergraduate and graduate – any major can apply!

GET GOING. Stop by the Entrepreneurship Center, Aliber Hall 3rd Floor, email jpec@drake. edu, or visit Deadline to apply is Friday, November 7; students selected to present will be notified on Monday, November 10. Presentations are scheduled for Friday, November 14 between 10 a.m. and noon.

Entrepreneurship at Drake



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PageEight Flu Season

Vaccinations key to flu virus prevention

Health Center encourages good sanitization practices Laura Vollmer

Staff Writer

The seasonal flu has become more prominent than ever. It is affecting healthcare systems, college campuses and workplace settings. However, the real question remains: is it worth receiving the flu vaccine to possibly eradicate the chance of getting the miserable virus? The flu vaccine has been around for many years as a way to protect individuals against the deadly virus. According to the United States Center of Disease Control (CDC), flu viruses are circulating at higher levels in the U.S. population. An annual seasonal flu vaccine (either the flu shot or the nasal spray flu vaccine) is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get seasonal flu and spread it to others. Kathryn Marwitz, thirdyear Pharmacy student and Immunizations Chair of Drake University’s chapter of APhAASP, describes the effects of a flu vaccine. “A flu-vaccine involves a weakened form of the flu virus that is given to a person as either an injection in the arm or as a nasal spray. When a person has their immune system exposed to the virus by the flu vaccine, the flu strains included in the vaccine are not strong enough to cause infection. Instead, they make the body familiar to the virus so that the body can build up antibodies and other defense systems to

become ready if the body were to be exposed to the virus again,” Marwitz said. “The type of flu virus changes from year to year and the vaccine wears off so it is important to get vaccinated every year.” Per the CDC, a person needs

“Hand washing and good sanitation practices are the most important steps to preventing the flu.” — Becky Andersen, Health Center to receive a flu vaccine every season for two reasons. First, the body’s immune response from vaccination declines over time, so an annual vaccine is needed for optimal protection. Second, because flu viruses are constantly changing, the formulation of the flu vaccine is reviewed each year and sometimes updated to keep up with changing flu viruses. For the best protection, everyone six-months and older should get vaccinated annually. Drake has a variety of resources and tips that can help decrease the spread of flu on campus. Becky Andersen, Drake University Director of Environmental, Health and Safety, highlighted the importance of hand-washing. “Hand washing and good sanitation practices are the most

important steps to preventing the flu, other than vaccination,” Andersen said. “Everyone has a role to play in infection prevention and it boils down to three basic messages: Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer, cover coughs and sneezes, if you are sick stay home, and work actively to stay healthy.” As long as flu viruses are circulating, vaccinations are offered throughout the flu season, even as late as through January. While seasonal influenza outbreaks can happen as early as October, during most seasons influenza activity peaks in January or later. Since it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body that protect against influenza virus infection, it is reccomended that you get vaccinated as early as possible. The Des Moines area has a variety of places that will offer the flu vaccine. Students are encouraged to utilize their resources and seek to get the flu vaccine. Des Moines University medical student Tanner Davis wants students to know the places where vaccinations are provided. “There are several locations around Drake University’s campus for students to receive the flu vaccination, including the Polk County Health Department, Student Health and any doctor’s office or pharmacy,” Davis said.

Influenza Infection Prevention Wash hands frequently

Cover coughs/sneezes

Stay home when sick

Stay fit and active

Campus Profile

Student follows in her parents’ marching band footsteps

Passion for band leads to audition for world-class organization

Tim Webber

Staff Writer

From an early age, music was destined to play a large role in the life of Katie Fries.

Fries is a vocal music education major and the drum major for the Drake University Marching Band, and music and the marching arts run in her blood. Both of Fries’ parents were involved in high school marching

band, and they met while participating in their college’s marching band. Naturally, Fries followed in their footsteps. “They were both drum majors when they were in high school,” Fries said. “I’ve just been raised to

MARCHING BAND performs at the Homecoming football game on Oct. 25. Senior Katie Fries is a drun major and her passion led her to audition for the LaCrosse Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps. NICOLE DOHM | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER


want to be a part of band.” Marching band, in particular, caught Fries’ eye. She has been marching field shows since coming to Drake, and marched in parades throughout high school. “The small section of band which was dedicated to marching band was very enjoyable to me,” Fries said. “I really thought that we bonded more as musicians when we had the marching band experience.” That love of marching band led Fries to audition for the LaCrosse Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps. The Blue Stars are a World Class member of Drum Corps International- or DCI- an organization which styles itself as “marching music’s major league.” DCI attracts some of the most talented musicians in the world under the age of 21. “(It’s) marching band on steroids,” Fries said, laughing. But the grueling work and effort drum corps put in is no joke. The top drum corps go on a summer-long competitive tour across the country, sleeping on hard gym floors and rising at the crack of dawn to rehearse and polish the same 15-minute-long show. “I’ve been going to drum corps shows since I was six months old,” Fries said, “and just seeing the dedication and the intensity, but also the passion that comes out of a drum corps, especially, like, you never hear sounds like you do with a brass ensemble and percussion on the field for drum corps anywhere else.” “It’s so precise, and it’s some of the greatest musical training anyone could possibly get. I kind of wish anyone who ever had any interest in music at all could experience a week of drum corps.” Fries marched with the Blue Stars for two summers while in college, following- again- in the footsteps of her relatives. Fries’ uncle marched with the Blue Stars from 1985 to 1991. Her mother

intended to march with the corps, but due to financial difficulties the Blue Stars were forced to cease operations while she was eligible. Fries’ experience with drum corps made her a natural fit for the drum major position at Drake. Fries has learned a lot from holding the position, but said that her most important lesson has been learning how to maintain a balance of authority and camaraderie. “You can’t just be their best friend, because then they’re not going to take you seriously and they’re not going to respect you as much,” Fries said about managing band members. “But you also can’t be super mean and strict a hundred percent of the time, because it will turn them off and you won’t get any response or growth at all. So, learning that balance, which can be translated from on the field to in the band room to working oneon-one lessons even — I think that was the biggest thing I’ve learned so far.” “As a drum major, she’s very good at what she does,” said Nik Wasik, a sophomore trumpet player in band. “She’s been doing it for a while, and she knows how to control a group of people.” Wasik also said that Fries manages to maintain authority while still displaying respect towards the musicians she works with. Upon graduating, Fries said she will apply for the Walt Disney World college program, and hopes to see if she can perform professionally. If that doesn’t work out, she plans to become a music educator in northern Iowa or her home state of Wisconsin. “I’m going to see if there’s a way I can perform for a while,” Fries said. “I feel the need to go out and see if I can perform at all in the world.”




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Features Campus Profile

Student launches customized beanie business Anna Zavell

Staff Writer

Usually spotted around campus sporting one of his handmade bright and colorful beanies, sophomore Stuart Kofron turned what was his summer craft project into a campus business that helps students combat the coming cold weather. “I really like slouchy beanies, but I was never able to find ones in stores that fit properly or were the right amount of slouch,” Kofron said. Kofron always wanted to learn to knit, but never pursued it until this summer. After finding a pair of knitting needles at his grandmother’s house, he took the extra yarn he had sitting around his house and began to knit. “I failed my first project terribly,” Kofron said. “I then started doing some research and found crocheting. I decided to try crocheting which turned out to be much easier and faster than knitting.”

Study Habits

Kofron said he has always been a crafty person since he was young. With patterns and video tutorials online, Krofron self taught himself how to make his own personal beanie that fit everything he wanted. “I found a pattern online and decided to try it myself,” Kofron said. “The left-over yarn I had at my house was an array of colors, which is why my first few beanies are either a bright neon blue and yellow, or a darker version of rainbow colors. You can really spot me anywhere when I am wearing them.” Once back on Drake’s campus, Kofron began wearing his vibrant beanies, and immediately received a lot of attention from his friends. People suggested that he could make beanies and sell them to students on campus. “I first got the idea from a few people telling me how impressed they were with the beanie, and a worker at Quad who complimented my beanie,” Kofron said. “So I looked up the average price for a beanie and found you

could not find one for under $15, some were priced in the mid 20s.” College students are typically tight on money, since going to school has its price. Kofron recognized this problem and began to think about what his peers had said about selling his beanies on campus. “It was about 12:30 a.m. and spur of the moment I made a Facebook page and named it Bulldog Beanies,” Kofron said. “I was curious to see what kind of traffic it would get.” Crocheted beanies are priced at $8.50 and knit beanies are priced at $9.50. The prices are a combination of the yarn price and labor costs. Knits are a dollar more since they require more yarn and are a little more labor intensive. Sophomore Bridget Fahey purchased a beanie and loves it. “It’s super comfy cute and wellmade,” Fahey said. “It’s a lot better quality and cheaper than other beanies I’ve gotten from stores.” Kofron has received a lot of business so far and is excited to see where his business will go.

“Since the page went up I have had many people place orders,” Kofron said. “Not only do I make beanies, but also scarves, ear bands for girls that won’t mess up their hair, fingerless gloves and coasters made from recycled plastic bags.” Kofron has a little over 16 orders from his theater friends, a professor and peers who

are ordering his handmade accessories for their family. “I just love making things with my hands,” Kofron said. “There’s no better way to combine my love for crocheting and knitting and making things for people than this.”

STUART KOFRON started Bulldog Beanies, his own business where he knits and crochets beanies to sell. ANNA ZAVELL | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Pulling all-nighters leads to negative health side effects

Students discuss the pros and cons of staying up all night to study

Sarah Mondello

Staff Writer

Whether it’s to finish a YouTube series or to cram in some lastminute studying, today’s college students often face the temptation to pull an all-nighter. But does the late-night cramming do any good? What are the side effects of sleep deprivation? Actuarial Science major Anthony Pullano often stays up late. So often, in fact, that it’s almost a rule. “You can’t go to bed yet. It’s not even quiet hours,” Pullano said. First-year Russell White pulled an all-nighter the evening before he sat down for an interview. He was still running on no sleep. “For me, they’re kind of easy only because I’m naturally a night person,” White said. “But they’re

one of those things that are just like a necessary evil. Every now and then, you’re going to kind of have to, even though you shouldn’t and you don’t want to.” The effects of all-nighters are both physiological and psychological, according to both WebMD and MD Health. Sleep deprivation can affect physical health too. It can lead to increased risk of diabetes and strokes, not to mention skin damage, impaired long-term memory and a lower sex drive. If the freshman 15 wasn’t enough – lack of sleep can contribute to weight gain. Sandy Corrigan, a registered nurse at the Drake Student Health Center, reiterated the negative effects of all nighters. ““You definitely compromise your health,” Corrigan said. “It lowers your immune system when you don’t get enough sleep.

Everybody should get seven to nine hours a night, so that is, I guess whether or not you think that is worth it, risking your health.” The spiraling effects don’t stop there. Mentally, risk for depression in sleep-deprived people increases, as does the risk of accidents and injuries on the road, job or even in one’s own living area or dorm room. According to Harvard University research, this is due to the impact on attention and the ability to be alert. These are both drastically reduced the longer a person stays awake past a reasonable amount of time. In fact, sleep deprivation can be comparable to drunkenness since they both have similar outcomes: poor judgment and inefficient decision-making. At this point, learning and performance are severely

impaired, along with our ability to assess a situation, interpret events and decide how best to behave. The result of sleep deprivation is a person who is incapable of making sound choices, neither on the road nor in class, stated in the same study. While unhealthy, all-nighters no longer faze Pullano. “They’re very unwise to do,” Pullano said. “Especially if you know that you have something that you need to do the next day. I’ve pulled four or five in my entire life, but now my body’s used to it, so they don’t have as negative of effects.” However, Dr. Philip Gehrman, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, your body doesn’t get used to a lack of sleep. “Studies show that over time, people who are getting six hours of sleep, instead of seven or eight,

begin to feel that they’ve adapted to that sleep deprivation — they’ve gotten used to it,” Gehrman said. “But if you look at how they actually do on tests of mental alertness and performance, they continue to go downhill. So there’s a point in sleep deprivation when we lose touch with how impaired we are.” Still, Pullano considers both the pros and cons of all-nighters on somewhat equal scales, when it comes to the effects on the body and mind. “Physically you have to say negatively,” Pullano said. “But a couple times (it) is definitely positively because we have to weigh the fun that we have against the stupidity of staying up all night and ruining your next day. So it depends on the all-nighter and whether it’s worth it or not.

Local Calendar


Thursday Chris Newberg

Dark Dinner on Halloween.

Blah Blah Blah Tec

The comedian performs at Funny Bone.

Des Moines Social Club is hosts a dinner with executive director Zach Mannheimer

WHERE: 570 Prairie View Drive, West Des Moines WHEN: Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. PRICE: $10

WHERE: 900 Mulberry Street, Des Moines WHEN: Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m. PRICE: $100-$125

Beggars’ Night.


Trick or Treating in the state of Iowa.

Des Moines Buccaneers vs. Sioux Falls Stampede

WHERE: All around the Des Moines metro WHEN: Oct. 30 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. PRICE: Free

Saturday Fencing Class

Come learn the art of fencing.

WHERE: 220 East 3rd Street, Des Moines WHEN: Nov. 1 from 1 - 3 p.m. PRICE: $20

James Taylor and His All-Star Band

Artist James Taylor performs in Des Moines.

WHERE: Wells Fargo Arena WHEN: Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. PRICE: $67 - $87


WHERE: 7201 Hickman Road, Urbandale WHEN: Oct. 31 7:05 p.m. PRICE: $11 - $21

Sunday Day of the Dead celebration

Join the Des Moines Art center to learn more about this Mexican holiday.

WHERE: 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines WHEN: Nov. 2 from 1 - 4 p.m. PRICE: Free admission

Fleece FUNdraiser

Make a fleece hat with St. James Lutheran Church.

WHERE: 5665 Merle Hay Rd., Johnston WHEN: Nov. 2 from 2 - 5 p.m. PRICE: Free



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Sports Women’s Basketball

Bulldogs set for new season

SOPHOMORE LIZZY WENDELL looks to pass the ball during a game last season. Drake opens its 40th season on Friday Nov. 14 at home. FILE PHOTO Andrew Beall

Staff Writer

Fresh off 2013-2014 late season success the Drake women’s basketball team is back for more. Last year, the Bulldogs finished fifth in the Missouri Valley Conference, posting a 17-15 record overall. After a run to the MVC tournament championship game, the Bulldogs hope to build off that momentum, and continue to improve each game. “The main goals for us are the same that they have been, that we are going to get better as the season goes on,” said head coach Jennie Baranczyk. “We are so young. We just want to understand how much fun the game is and that we are representing a bigger picture.” Baranczyk sees three keys for success heading into the season. “The three most important things, I think, are our continued growth and development of each player. The second piece is the chemistry with our team and continuing to have high assist numbers. And the third piece is going to be the X-factor of how tough are we going to be, which will be defined by rebounding and defense,” Baranczyk said.


The Bulldogs face a tough nonconference schedule this year. They will play the defending Mountain West Conference champion Colorado State, a team that went 25-8 last season, at the Knapp Center. The Bulldogs will travel to Iowa State, who finished 20-11 last year, for their second game of the season. Big 10 opponents Wisconsin and Iowa will also visit Drake before Missouri Valley Conference play begins in early January. “Even though we have an incredibly tough non-conference schedule, I think every team we play, we will have to circle,” Baranczyk said. Senior Kyndal Clark said Drake must remember the importance of each day as the season progresses. “Our goal is to be at the top, and to be at the top, you have to win every game. Therefore, every game is important,” Clark said. “So, I don’t think we are looking at one game right now, and saying we have to win that one because we want to be at the top.” Last year’s Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year, Clark enters her final season at Drake. She averaged 19.3 points per game last season, and scored a career high 41 against Northern

Iowa. “This being my last year, my perspective has changed a little bit,” she said. “I just want to look at it day-by-day and take it game -by-game. I think the biggest thing for this team will be to stay in the present.” The Bulldogs’ freshmen class consists of Maddy Dean, Paige Greiner and Becca Jonas, all of whom Baranczyk said will contribute significant time this season. “Our freshmen class is going to have to make a significant impact,” Baranczyk said. “I like the way that they are striving to get better. They all come from winning programs, and they all have won before. “The one thing they have in common is that they want to make an impact, not just on Drake basketball, but Drake as a whole,” Baranczyk said. Sophomore Lizzie Wendell hopes that she can be a role model for the freshmen this year, coming off an impressive season where she was named to the MVC AllFreshman Team and earned MVC Freshman of the Year honors. “I think they already have adjusted pretty fast, but once game time comes, there will be an even bigger adjustment that they will have to make,” Wendell said. “I think they will be pretty solid and will not hit too many struggles as long as they make sure to move onto the next play if they make mistakes.” Wendell and Clark were both named to the preseason All-MVC team this week. Wendell averaged 16.8 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game last season. The Bulldogs were picked to finish third in the MVC in preseason polls. This year’s team is a very tight-knit group that has team chemistry, a foundation for what it hopes could be another great season in Drake women’s basketball. “You can just tell that everyone is here for the right purpose and that we really do get along well, on and off the court,” Clark said. “This is a special team, and it’s felt different than it has in the four years that I’ve been here, in a good way.” Drake opens play with an exhibition game on Nov. 9 against Upper Iowa in the Knapp Center, before opening its regular season schedule when South Dakota comes to town on Nov. 14. The season opening tip-off is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.


Ten reasons to love playing basketball for the Bulldogs At last, basketball season is upon us. I could go on for days about reasons why we do what we do, why we work day in and day out nearly all year-round. For fans, the excitement is a different type of excitement. It is being able to follow their teams, cheer for their teams and anticipate the madness that March guarantees. But for players, there is a little more to it than that. Here is a Top-10, in no particular order, about some of the best parts of being a basketball player at Drake University.

1. The student section: You make game day so much fun no matter how many of you there are. There is absolutely no better feeling when the students can be a part of our success or have our backs when things aren’t going as well. 2. The game lights: The Knapp Center is hands down my favorite place on campus. I will miss playing there more than anything. That place is electric even when it’s empty. 3. The community: The students, the fans, the city of Des Moines, the Drake faculty and anyone else I’m missing that associates with Drake basketball. I have a hard time believing the support at other Division I schools is as amazing as it is here. 4. The relationships: The people I have met playing basketball here are people I will stay in touch with the rest of my life. It is hard to explain what happens when you spend every waking second with your teammates. We’ve been through the best of times and the worst of times. Let’s just say that type of bond is an unbreakable one. 5. The traveling: Even with poor weather conditions, a stalled charter bus, or a delayed flight, traveling to and from games is so much fun (but, more fun when we win). I would not trade the memories I have made on road trips for anything. 6. The pride: There is just something about wearing a Drake jersey that gives me pride in every sense of the word. Especially after, going on five years, you recognize the value of what this university stands for and has to offer.

7. The city: I am not surprised so many Drake graduates end up sticking around Des Moines after graduation. Although I’m biased, it is the place to be. 8. The off-season: I probably should put quotation marks around the word offseason. We are always at work, whether it’s in the weight room, watching film or mastering our craft. It can be exhausting, yes. But you look back on every minute spent getting better with no regrets. 9. The process: Even when things are not so glamorous, it is the process that gets you to the top. One day at a time, one practice at a time and one game at a time have to be the focus. 10. The blood, sweat and tears: The good, the bad and the ugly make success that much more fun. You learn to take failure with a grain of salt, as hard as it may be, and find ways to move on. Even when I have the worst day, I remind myself how lucky I am to be doing something I have loved forever for a school I have undoubtedly fallen in love with during my time here.

Carly Grenfell Columnist

Grenfell is a senior public relations and management double major and can be reached at carly.grenfell@

Clark prepares for final season coming off MVC finals run Adam Rogan

Staff Writer

Kyndal Clark is known as the leader of the Drake women’s basketball team. Clark, a senior, has a lot to say to the Drake faithful as she prepares for her final season of collegiate basketball. “I’m proud of the people that are here. I’m proud of the people that have made it,” Clark said. “I am thankful for the people that have supported me through the four years. I’m thankful for the fans. I’m thankful for the Des Moines community.” Clark is the team captain and has been Drake’s leading scorer for the past two seasons. Clark is one of four seniors on the Bulldog roster, and hopes to make an impact on the incoming freshman this season. “As far as leadership goes (I’m) just trying to keep that positive attitude and help (the underclassmen) see the bigger picture and see why we’re playing,” she said. Clark was named to the preseason all-MVC team for the 2014-2015 season. Drake head coach Jennie Baranczyk called Clark’s career “a legacy” during this year’s annual

media day. When asked how she felt about that comment, Clark said she felt honored. “Those words, coming from her, are special. I haven’t quite seen myself as that yet,” Clark said. “I’ve been very blessed in my four years and am very thankful that I have one year left.” Looking back, Clark does have some regrets, both on and off the court. “It went by a lot quicker than what I was anticipating,” she said. “I wish I would have realized how precious these moments are and how special they are and how fast time really flies.” Last year, as the No. 5 seed in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament, the Bulldogs made a run but eventually fell in the championship game to Wichita State. A win would have given Drake an automatic NCAA Tournament bid. Clark said the team has that in the back of its mind, but is more focused on the now, in order to get to March. “We’re just gonna take it one day at a time. Right now, our focus is on practice today,” she said. “You can’t worry about tomorrow, and you can’t worry about yesterday, and I think that’s what will be the


game-changer this year.” Off the court, Clark said she looks forward to the future outside of basketball. She is pursuing a degree in information systems, hoping to work in software engineering someday. “I don’t have a lot of real-world experience yet, and so I’m hoping … I can kind of get that and figure out more of what I want to do in my field,” Clark said. Clark also spoke on how she has handled basketball, school and preparing for post-graduation. “I guess as far as balancing goes, I’m a pro now, four years into it,” she said, laughing. “I mean, time management skills is just something you’re forced to learn very quickly.” Through it all, she does find some downtime. Her favorite song right now is Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” Clark owns more than 250 movies, and her favorites include “The Parent Trap” and “Sweet Home Alabama.“ Clark said she likes to do more than sit in front of the TV on her days off, though. “I like to be outside,” she said. “I like to hang out with my friends and family and just kind of relax because we don’t get a lot of time to relax.”

SENIOR GUARD KYNDAL CLARK dribbles upcourt during a game last season. Drake fell short in the MVC Championship last season. FILE PHOTO




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PageEleven Q&A

Men’s Basketball

Ricks returns for fifth Giacoletti set for year two year after lost season Michael Wendlandt

its own over time, and everything worked out perfectly.

Staff Writer

As the Drake basketball season approaches, the Times-Delphic sat down with fifth-year senior guard Gary Ricks Jr. Ricks was off to a lightning-hot start last season, averaging 12.3 points per game through the first eight games, before fracturing his foot and taking a medical redshirt. This season, Ricks looks to continue his success both on and off the court.


The Times-Delphic: What are some of your expectations this year?


Gary Ricks Jr.: This year, I expect a lot of teamwork. We pride ourselves on brotherhood and family, and we’ve already had great chemistry on and off the court.


TD: How do you expect to help bring back the outside shooting the team had last year before your injury?


GR: I’m back this year, 100 percent, and a lot of us can shoot the ball really well. I’ll do a little more than last year and build on my little eight-game span last year.


TD: Coach Giacoletti talked about your injury potentially being career ending, yet you are back and maybe better than ever. How does it feel to know that you can come back from something like that?


GR: Honestly, I’m just thankful for that because of the quick decision of ending the season. I didn’t have surgery, which is usually when it is career ending, and we hoped to have it heal on


TD: Giacoletti also singled you out as one of the keys to this team. What do you see your role being this year?


GR: As coach said, I hope to be more of a leader this year. I’m not a really vocal guy, as far as leadership goes. I’m more of a lead by example type of guy, but Coach pushing me into being more vocal is what I needed.


TD: What are your impressions of the team this year?

GR: I believe that we are vastly underrated this year. Some of the polls have us pretty low, ninth or 10th in the Valley. You can’t decide what people will think of you, and you want to prove them wrong. We have a motto, “Win the Day,” so we want to get better day-by-day, and not look into the future too much. We want to control what we can control and begin there.


TD: What about the new practice facility? GR: That place is awesome. It might’ve been a blessing in disguise, me getting hurt, because otherwise I wouldn’t be in it. I’m definitely glad to have it.


TD: Finally, what does the future hold for you? GR: I’m not a guy who thinks too far in the future. I’m a writing major, and graduate in May. Obviously, every basketball player wants to play in the NBA, but if I can’t do that, I want to play professionally overseas as long as I can. When I can’t do that, I want to fall back on my degree and be a sportswriter.

SENIOR GUARD GARY RICKS JR. goes up against a defender last season. Ricks returns from a foot injury that sidelined him last season. FILE PHOTO


HEAD COACH RAY GIACOLETTI addresses his team during a timeout in a game at the Knapp Center last season. The Bulldogs finished 16-16 overall and 6-12 in the MVC in Giacoletti’s first season at the helm for Drake. FILE PHOTO Michael Wendlandt

Staff Writer

November is closing in, and for many athletes across the country that means the road to March Madness has begun. For the Drake men’s basketball team, year two of the Ray Giacoletti era is about to begin. This Drake team has five seniors and six freshmen dotting the ranks. There is only one junior on the roster, and he has to sit out due to transfer restrictions. Drake returns guards, Gary Ricks Jr. and Jordan Daniels, as well as senior point guard Karl Madison. Jacob Enevold Jensen will anchor the paint for Drake, becoming one of the focal points of the offense. Trevor Berkeley and Chris Caird will join Jensen in the post. A lot of talk this offseason centered on Enevold because of his status as a member of the Danish National Team, where he averaged a double-double in international competition this summer. Giacoletti is high on Enevold’s potential in his second season as a Bulldog. “He is a huge foundation piece of this program, and his playing time last year has really prepared him for this season,” Giacoletti said during Media Day on Sept. 30. As far as offense goes, scoring could be spread evenly between


the guards and frontcourt. Only two returning players from last season averaged doubledigit points, Daniels (10.2) and Ricks (12.3 in eight games), but many expect Jensen to make a bigger impact on the offensive end in his first season as a starter. “A lot of times, our offense is going to be through Jacob down low due to his ability to pass, as well as his ability to finish down low,” Giacoletti said. “A big man with his vision is rare in the college landscape.” Ricks is returning from a fractured foot that cost him all but eight games last season. Giacoletti said having Ricks back on the floor this season changes the look of the team completely. “Gary is an important player for us,” Giacoletti said. “His ability to stretch the floor makes him a unique player in this conference, and his leadership and work ethic are examples for the entire team to follow.” Caird could also have a breakout this season, as he has the potential to average close to double-digit points. The senior from Daventry, England, finished second on the team in threes made last season, and said he is ready to make a bigger impact this season. “I hope to be seen as a guy that people can go to, and that’s happened a few times so far. I hope that the guys can trust me as a leader and let me help them

whenever they need it,” Caird said. Drake will start conference play with defending champion Wichita State, and it doesn’t get much easier from there. The conference returned the most average minutes as a whole. Daniels was quick to tout the talent across the board in conference this season. “The Valley is one of the toughest conferences, both physically and mentally,” Daniels said. “There’s no pushovers here, just like in any of the bigger conferences. Each and every team can beat you, and you can beat them. It’s just a matter of getting it done.” The freshman class is anchored by Casey Schlatter and Ore Arogundade. Arogundade has come in with big expectations and could be part of the rotation early. Schlatter, who led the state of Iowa in scoring last year, is ready to bring his talents to the Division I stage. “I want to be a guy who can do many things, not just scoring, but picking up my teammates and being a great teammate,” Schlatter said. The Bulldogs open play on Nov. 8 with an exhibition game against Coe College at the Knapp Center. They open the regular season against Bowling Green just a week later, with tip-off set for 2:05 p.m.


BEST AND WORST-CASE SCENARIOS FOR 2014 DRAKE BASKETBALL MEN MEN The return of Gary Ricks Jr. provides the spark to the Bulldog offense we saw in The injury bug bites the Bulldogs again and Drake must adjust to another big the early stages of last season, specifically in the Fresno State tournament to open the season. Ricks’ foot won’t cause any further worries for Drake fans. The loss of Seth VanDeest creates a hole down low for seven-foot center Jacob Enevold Jensen’s production to be tested. Enevold can provide Drake with a big post presence, and his court vision will open the outside shot for some of Drake’s sharp shooters. Drake will attack the boards and convert second chance opportunities. A strong core of returning seniors gives Drake experience that has proven vital for deep tournament runs. The offense will gain momentum before the tough MVC conference schedule begins, and the Bulldogs will be able to battle down the stretch and make a run at the conference title.

loss. Wichita State is still a force to be reckoned with as they return the likes of Fred VanVleet, Ron Baker and Tekele Cotton. The road to the conference tournament will be an all-out war, with the MVC returning the most average minutes by a conference. Drake’s youth could cause them pain early on. The conference has matured ahead of Drake, and, worst case, the Bulldogs likely struggle come conference play. As always, winning the close contests will be key to building momentum, and a strong resume going into tournament season.

and the Bulldogs will gel before conference play. Kyndal Clark, Carly Grenfell and Liza Heap must lead this team throughout the season, and a more experienced roster will be an important factor in getting Drake back to the conference final. Matchups against Big 10 opponents, Wisconsin and Iowa at the Knapp Center, as well as a trip to Creighton, could provide Drake with a few opportunities to pick up huge wins early. The emergence of Lizzy Wendell during her strong freshman campaign will carry over into another outstanding season. Her presence on the offensive end, and most importantly, on the boards gives Drake the dual threat forward they will need to succeed come conference season.

Northern Iowa continues to improve. Drake won’t be able to pick up big wins against top MVC competition and falls in the standings. The bench will struggle to contribute quality minutes and points will be hard to come by against stingy competition. Losses to power-five conference opponents will thwart momentum before conference season arrives, and the Bulldogs will slide down the standings early.

WOMEN Senior leadership will bring a maturing Bulldogs team together early in the season,

WOMEN Indiana State and Wichita State continue to run the top of the MVC standings, while



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Bulldogs get Homecoming win over Butler

JUNIOR TIGHT END LEE SNELL attempts to elude a defender after catching a pass in Drake’s 21-19 win over Butler Saturday at Drake Stadium. Snell caught seven balls for 70 yards and a touchdown. COLTON WARREN | SPORTS EDITOR Austin Cannon

Managing Editor

The Drake football team extended its winning streak to three games Saturday at Drake Stadium, beating Butler 21-19 behind clutch defense and a pivotal fourth-down call. Trailing 17-14 early in the fourth quarter, the Drake offense faced fourth and four from the Butler 25-yard line. Head coach Rick Fox decided to forgo the potential game-tying field goal to go for the first down instead. “We’ve been struggling a little


bit on field goals,” Fox said. “We felt really good about the play call we had.” Kicker Ben Tesson pushed a 37-yarder wide left in the first quarter, his sixth miss on 10 attempts this season. Kickoff specialist Spencer Lee kicked the game’s extra points. Either way, quarterback Andy Rice and the offense stayed on the field. However, the offense almost didn’t get the play off. “We didn’t get into our play until six seconds left,” Rice said. “We repped it all week, and we knew it was going to be there.”

Rice received the snap, took a quick drop and found receiver Grant Menard on the right side for seven yards and a first down. “It was a great call,” Fox said. “Hadn’t run it all day, and Grant was wide open. That was a huge, huge conversion for us.” Four plays later, running back Conley Wilkins plunged into the end zone for the deciding touchdown. It wasn’t all offense, though.The defense once again contributed to the final score. Facing a third and 10 on his own 18 in the third quarter , Butler

quarterback Malcolm Weaver dropped back to pass. Defensive lineman Tanner Evans hit Weaver as he threw. The pass floated to the left, where defensive back Drew Ormseth made the easy interception at the 30-yard line and returned it to the end zone untouched. It was Ormseth’s second picksix in as many weeks, but the credit for this one went to Evans and the defensive line. “He was falling back as he was throwing it, off-balance,” Ormseth said. “It was definitely the d-line that caused that interception.” The pick-six gave Drake a 14-10 lead, but it also meant the defense had to immediately go back out onto the field. And not just for one more drive. After Butler answered with an eight-play, 73-yard touchdown drive, the Drake offense looked like it was finally going to get back on the field for the first time since the 11-minute mark in the quarter. Not quite yet. On the ensuing kickoff, Butler kicker Ian Dobek managed to nudge the ball 11 yards and recover his onside kick at the Butler 46. The Drake defense hit the field again, this time against a momentum-fueled Butler offense. Drake exemplified the often used “bend, don’t break” football theorem, allowing Butler to get to the Drake 30 to attempt a field goal. However, Jon Treloar’s 47yard try was well short. In all, the Drake defense was on the field for three straight drives, nearly nine minutes of the third

quarter. “That was so critical,” Fox said. “Our defense hanging in there after that surprise onside kick, that, to me, was the turning point in the football game, even more than the interception.” That set the stage for the wellrested Drake offense that marched 70 yards in 12 plays, taking the 2117 lead on Wilkins’ run. After the score, the defense allowed only one first down on Butler’s three fourth-quarter drives. “They were just throwing it underneath, real high-percentage completions and they were doing a good job executing it, but we were keeping things in front of us all the time and making them earn every yard,” Fox said. “They put together a couple of nice drives, but it’s hard to do that consecutively and consistently in a game to score the points they needed to score.” Butler did manage to score two more points, but not because they wanted them. With 5.5 seconds left in the game, Rice took the fourth-down snap and sprinted 37 yards and out of the back of his own end zone to run out the clock. A walk-off safety. Saturday also marked Drake’s 19th straight home conference win. The Bulldogs go for No. 20 when they host San Diego Saturday at 12:30 p.m. “It’s huge. We take an enormous amount of pride in it,” Ormseth said. “We want to keep that going for as long as we can.”


Men’s and Women’s soccer suffer Drake gets swept by setbacks in Bulldog double-header UNI for second time

Colton Warren

Sports Editor

Drake women’s soccer celebrated senior night Saturday in a soccer double-header at the Cownie Soccer Complex. The men’s and women’s teams played back-to-back matches, with the men hosting Evansville and the women hosting Missouri Valley Conference leader Illinois State. In the nightcap, the women’s senior night was spoiled after the Redbirds hung on to top Drake, 2-0. The Bulldogs fought a scoreless battle until a penalty kick was awarded to Illinois State’s Rachel Tejada. Tejada converted the penalty into the first goal of the game in the 76th minute. Head coach Lindsey Horner was impressed with the battle her squad put up against a Redbird team that hasn’t lost in MVC play. “We showed that we can more than hang in there with the top team in the MVC,” Horner said. “A lot of teams bunker down and try to absorb the pressure against Illinois State.” Senior Generve Charles, shortly removed from a second stint with the Haitian national soccer team, nearly put Drake ahead early in the contest. In the 7th minute, Charles found herself one-on-one with the Redbird goalkeeper, but her shot rolled wide of the net. Charles and Ashlie Stokes, two seniors, led the Drake attack with three shots each. Horner said Drake took the

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offensive against Illinois State, but the chances weren’t going the right way for the Bulldogs. “We tried to take it to them, and we did create good chances, but unfortunately we didn’t put these chances on frame and force their keeper to make a big save,” Horner said. Charles, Stokes, Tori Flynn and Spencer Vasey were honored before their final match at the Cownie Soccer Complex. Horner said she has seen this group of seniors all make their own impact on the program in their four years at Drake. “We have four very different seniors that have each grown during their time with our program, and each have impacted the team,” Horner said. “My hope is that they finish this season and their career without regrets … These four should be proud of their Drake soccer careers.” Drake was outshot 24-9 in the contest, with a 12-2 margin in shots on goal. On a night tailored to the Drake seniors, several of the younger players on the team made big contributions to the battle. Kylynn Moyer continued her hot streak in goal for Drake, collecting a game-high nine saves, and sophomore Rebecca Rodgers’ early second half shot slid inches wide of breaking the 0-0 tie. Horner said converting an early chance would have completely changed the scope of the match for both sides. “An early goal would have certainly changed the game, and our forwards know that,” Horner said. “They have every intention

of scoring their chances, but when we don’t, the amount of pressure on our backs increases and we don’t have anything to hang onto.” Horner immediately put the loss behind her team, as Drake travels to Indiana State on Thursday before heading into the MVC tournament. “At this point in the season, there’s no other option but to move forward,” Horner said. “It’s easy to get pumped to play against the best, but the challenge for our squad will be whether or not we can match our intensity and pair that with quality in the final third, both of which I know we can accomplish.” In the early game, the men’s squad dropped a 4-1 decision to Evansville. The Purple Aces raced to a lead in the second half, netting three-second half goals. The 1-1 tie at half was broken in the 50th minute on a goal from Evansville’s Mark Gonzalez. Evansville tacked on two more goals in the 54th and 69th minutes to seal the win. Drake’s lone goal came late in the first half after senior Thomas Schermoly found junior Alex Treoster in the box. Treoster beat the Evansville keeper at the 38:02 mark to tie the match at one. It was Treoster’s first goal of the season. Redshirt junior Alec Bartlett led Drake with a three-shot performance. Drake fell to 1-3 in the MVC and 3-9-3 overall with the loss. They will host Central Arkansas for the men’s senior night on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Cownie Soccer Complex.

Ashley Beall

Staff Writer

The Drake volleyball team traveled to Northern Iowa Saturday and fell in straight sets to the Panthers for the second time this season. “We started off pretty well,” sophomore Makena Schoene said. “We were doing a lot of the right things and kind of playing our game, and we just never really got the chance to kind slow it down again and take the game back.” Freshman Kyla Inderski led the Bulldogs with another big game, registering 13 kills and 11 digs for her seventh double-double of the season. Sophomore Chandelle Davidson recorded her fifth straight double-double with a 14dig and 13-assist performance. Senior Amanda Platte added eight kills, four digs and two blocks of her own. Drake and UNI traded points back-and-forth before the Panthers began to pull away late in the first set with a 20-17 lead. The Bulldogs attempted to mount a comeback after Platte smashed a big kill, but it wasn’t enough as the Panthers closed out

the set and won, 25-21. The second set was a challenge for the Bulldogs, as they were never able to get a lead on the Panthers. After the Panthers raced to an 11-4 lead, the Bulldogs called a timeout, hoping to make some changes to even the contest. The Panthers held strong, though, winning, 25-13. In the third set the Bulldogs started stronger and battled to stay alive. They were able to force a late tie at 21-21. A late rally attempt by Drake wasn’t enough, as UNI went on to close the match with a 25-23 victory. “We need to keep the ball in control on our side of the net, we need to look at the people on their side and how to stop them, and a lot of them has to do with controlling the game on our part,” Schoene said. “We need to stop their big hitters to run our plays as effective as possible.” The loss moved the Panthers to 8-2 in Missouri Valley Conference play while the Bulldogs fell to 1-9. The Bulldogs return to the Knapp Center Friday at 7 p.m. for a match against Wichita State.

Drake returns to the Knapp Center this weekend for matches on Oct. 31 against Wichita State and Nov. 1 against Missouri State. 7 p.m.

Drake hosts Bulldog Jamboree, ends fall season Colton Warren

Sports Editor

The Drake women’s tennis team hosted another fall tournament last weekend. This time, it was the Drake Jamboree that brought top competition in from across the country. The three Bulldogs competing, freshman Adrienne Jensen, freshman Mela Jaglarz and junior Lea Kozulic, all advanced to the final day of action. Kozulic led Drake on the weekend, recording three victories on Saturday alone, before falling in her singles match

on Sunday to Iowa’s Katie Zordani, 7-5, 6-3. Drake head coach Sadhaf Pervez was pleased with the performances from a few of her younger players. “I played them because I really wanted them to get experience at the college level in our higher slots,” Pervez said. “They played extremely well against some top competition.” Jensen and Jaglarz also found themselves in singles matches against Iowa Hawkeyes. Jaglarz was bested by Aimee Turan, 6-2, 6-0 in her final match of the weekend. Jensen was on top of a tough

opponent in one of Iowa’s top players, Anastasia Reimchen, before she was forced to retire from the match due to injury. Reimchen was credited with the 3-6, 3-0, victory. Pervez said Jensen simply rolled her ankle and it was nothing serious. Jensen and Kozulic also paired for doubles action at the Jamboree. On the final day, Drake’s doubles team battled Kansas State’s Riley Nizzi and Maria Panaite to a tiebreaker but dropped the match, 8-7 (5). Despite the tough Sunday in Drake’s final fall tournament, Pervez said she saw a lot of

positives come from the entire weekend. As she looked forward to start the offseason, Pervez didn’t see many glaring needs in terms of areas to improve over the winter. “There aren’t a lot of adjustments that have to be made,” Pervez said. “It is more about improving during the offseason … Hopefully we can pass some teams this winter since we don’t put the racquet down like some.” Pervez said the team will continue to practice throughout the winter, including getting time in the weight room and working on conditioning. Drake’s facilities are something

Pervez said plays into the team’s ability to continue making improvements individually over the course of the offseason. “It’s not as easy to get time on the court in some places than it is here,” Pervez said. Drake will have a few months to continue practice coming off a mostly impressive fall campaign. They open spring play at the Purdue Invitational on Jan. 16, 2015.

The Times-Delphic (10.29.14)  

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The Times-Delphic (10.29.14)  

Official Independent Student Newspaper of Drake University - Des Moines, Iowa