Thursday November 01, 2012
Personal artifacts donated to Civility, voting Cowles, highlights civil rights focus for tonight’s panel in Olmsted
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In a recent return to Drake University, alumna Patti Miller donated her personal journal, photos and other items related to “Freedom Summer” to Cowles Library for the use of researchers and to display to students. Sociology professor Michael Haedicke is just one professor who plans on using these items. ”Having an archive here is something I’ll definitely make use of, if not through classes, then in other ways,” Haedicke said, citing the Ku Klux Klan flyer as an especially unique item of memorabilia. In 1964, Miller traveled to Mississippi, along with roughly 1,000 other predominately-white college students, to participate in “Freedom Summer” after seeing a brochure on a Drake bulletin board. The program was organized by the Congress on Racial Equality and the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee as an attempt to raise black voter registration and turnout in the state. The students and their Mississippi hosts risked the violence of the KKK and even local authorities. Within the first few days of the program, three volunteers went missing. Their abused bodies were found six weeks later buried. Despite the violence and being the only volunteer stationed in Meridian, another of the more dangerous towns, Miller pushed through and managed to accomplish what she set out to do. Throughout the summer, in addition to helping register blacks to vote, she maintained all the items that she recently donated. Haedicke talked about the importance of students seeing that “young students
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THE COLLIER ROOM of Cowles Library displays journal entries and photos from alumna PATTI MILLER. Miller spent the summer of 1964 travelling through Mississippi as part of the “Freedom Summer.” from the North challenged systems in the South.” “There really are not many chances for students to interact with artifacts of historical importance,” Haedicke said. Miller herself was someone who was raised in a, what she admits, “sheltered” lifestyle, so it is important to see that racism still exists and what students can do to change it. Arthur Sanders, associate provost and professor of politics, believes Freedom Summer was “essential in promoting civil rights for African Americans, and in particular voting rights, and it was important in draw-
ing attention to the horrible things happening.” Sanders mentioned how the “Freedom Summer” has changed politics, stating that around this time roughly half to two-thirds of AfricanAmericans were Democrats, but after the Lyndon Johnson and Barry Goldwater election, in which Republican candidate Goldwater didn’t support civil rights, nearly all African-Americans became Democrats. It also shifted white southern Democrats to the Republican side. Claudia Frazer, a professor of librarianship and the coordinator of the digital initiatives library, is excited to have these new items to
share with students and researchers alike. “It makes it meaningful” to be able to share these pieces of history, Frazer said. “When I think about primary resources, her diary, her story, her interpretation, to read it now is so . . . rich. You can’t get that by looking at history,” Frazer said. Frazer is excited to be able to begin filing the artifacts in the library’s new online finding aid program so that researchers can begin finding and making use of them. In the meantime, students can view the many artifacts on display in the Collier Room of Cowles Library.
As the presidential election nears, voters are continually being bombarded by negative and misleading campaigns that distort candidate’s values, take messages out of context and deceive the voter. Tonight, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Des Moines (LWVMDM) and Drake Student Senate are sponsoring a showing of a documentary and panel discussion on the involvement of citizens titled “Civility in Politics.” The panel discussion will take place in Parents Hall in Olmsted Center at 6:30 p.m. “People tend to focus on how bad (incivility) had gotten instead of the expectation of where it can be in the future,” said Scott Raecker, a Republican state representative for District 63. Raecker has held his office for 14 years. Drake students are encouraged to attend to engage in the discussion and enjoy popcorn, lemonade, coffee and water provided by Senate. The main focus of the panel is to inform young voters about civility and encourage them to participate in the voting process. “It is your civic duty as American citizens to vote. There are a lot of relevant issues and policies effecting young people. They should be involved in the decision making process,” said Emma Wilson, community outreach intern for Student Senate. The evening will start with the showing of the film “Patriocracy,” a Brian Malone film. Panelists will then give
their reactions to the film and answer questions from the audience. “I really hope that they come and add value to the panel and realize what roles they can play as individuals,” Raecker said. Panelists will include current Democratic state representative for District 61 Jo Oldson, sophomore Student Senator Emily Grimm, associate professor of political science Rachel Paine-Caufield and Raecker. The panel discussion will be monitored by LWVMDM President Dr. Deborah Turner. Turner is a Gynecological Oncologist and graduate of the Drake Law School. “I think that negative ads can damage a campaign because people are turned off by dirty campaigns. They want an honest candidate,” Wilson said. Raecker considers discussing civility in politics a passion of his work, and has spoken nationally on the issue. He believes the incivility can be solved by candidates having control of their own campaigns, voters holding candidates responsible for the negative and misleading campaigns they produce, dialogue, listening to the different individual viewpoints in a civil manner and growing individually and collectively. “The university itself is where civil dialogue should be addressed,” Raecker said. “It is the requirement and responsibility of students, who are not only the leaders of the future but the leaders of today, to lead our community into civic engagement.”
Weight loss, alertness linked to eating morning meal Eating breakfast key to avoiding afternoon cravings Rylee Maxwell
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A recent study has Drake University students talking about the importance of eating breakfast. Scientists at Imperial College London found that those who hope to lose weight by skipping breakfast are mistaken. Similarly, a study in the American Journal of Epidemiology discovered that
obesity rates are higher for those who choose to skip breakfast. The brain craves higher calorie foods if not fed in the morning, which can lead to eating unhealthy snacks throughout the day. Eating breakfast will also decrease drowsiness, according to the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. For college students who may struggle with both maintaining weight and get-
ting an adequate amount of sleep, these findings are important, especially for those who have early classes. “I always eat breakfast during the week,” said Matthew Van, a sophomore prepharmacy major. “Just cereal and milk in my room. If I don’t, I can feel it, especially in my 8 a.m. class. I just feel tired.” Junior biology major Rebekah Reynolds agreed. “I love breakfast,” Reyn-
old said. “If I miss it, I feel pretty tired and crappy.” Even if college students are unable to create gourmet nutritious breakfasts every day, as online sources like the Huffington Post suggest, there are alternate options to consider in order to reap the benefits of a morning meal. If you want to keep your breakfast foods in your dorm room or apartment, collegelife.com lists some easy op-
tions. Many of these options can be purchased at a local grocery store or Drake’s CStore. Yogurt, fruit, muffins and vegetables are easy on-thego items. If you have the extra time, foods such as toast, Pop-Tarts or their equivalents, oatmeal and cereal, are just as nutritious and simple. “I usually just eat breakfast in my room,” said firstyear English major Megan Schneider. “Just cereal. It’s
easy.” You can also stop and pick up muffins, yogurt, bagels and cream cheese or smoothies at the Olmsted Center. Olmsted even has healthy meal substitution smoothies with extra proteins and nutrients. According to the Journal of Adolescent Health an extra five minutes spent feeding your energy levels can also feed your brain and can help boosting short-term memory.
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Thursday > Body, Brain and Sex — Oh My! > 6:30 p.m. > Olmsted 132
Friday > DUSCI Colloquium Series Speaker > 12 p.m. > Olin 306
> “Deja Vu Biography” > 7 p.m. > Medbury Honors Lounge
> Diwali Night > 5 p.m. > Sheslow
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Race for the Cure a day of remembrance Running, walking to support lost loved ones, cancer patients Sarah Reckling Columnist
The Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure is a very inspirational walk that millions of survivors, loved ones, husbands, current patients and wives take every year. To me it is more than a walk, but a day to reconcile with those that have gone through the struggles of cancer every day. It is a day that it is socially acceptable for you to walk up to just about anyone during this time and ask them what their story is. Everyone has a story, some worse than others. Regardless, each story is being told on this day. I had told my story to many of those who passed me by on the walk, curiously wondering why I was there. My story is dedicated every year in the memory of my mom. Every day not having her here to smile at me is a struggle, and to tell me that everything will be alright in the future. However, to imagine her being alive and suffering with a destructible disease forces me to be very thankful that wherever she may be, it is a much better life than the one she would
be forced to go through with cancer. This walk is not a time of sadness for me but more of a celebration of why I stand together with many in support of finding a cure for this disease. Going to chemotherapy everyday with my mom was the most dreaded thing by her and I. However, the endless waits to receive treatment were eye-opening. Women, men and children sometimes wait hours to receive treatment due to how many people are being diagnosed with all kinds of cancer each and every day. My cousin and uncle have also recently been diagnosed very unexpectedly. Cancer can occur to frankly anyone, as my mom had witnessed this fact and gives reason why taking extra care of your body is such an important factor. Even though cancer may be genetic and hard to bypass, eating healthy, exercising and partaking in a healthy lifestyle is crucial. Participating in the Race for the Cure has been wonderful to say the least. Every
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ABBI NEIGHBOUR and SARAH RECKLING pose for a photo together as they complete the annual Susan G Komen Race For the Cure. Reckling completes the race in remembrance of her mother, who struggled with breast cancer. year I love to hear that fewer and fewer stories saying that someone they know are being diagnosed with cancer. The support for all kinds of diseases should spread to every household, but the spread of this disease needs to end. This race is another way of spreading the word about how others and myself can prevent and spread the knowledge of what
breast cancer and other cancers are. Initially everyone assumes that a woman’s breast(s) are removed, and she undergoes treatment when diagnosed with breast cancer. However, it is such an emotionally and physically drenching time that I cannot even describe in words. The time and effort needed for a cancer patient to survive is overwhelm-
ing, as I have witnessed, but they deserve this day to say, “Hey, I really did it.” The tears and joy that is seen at this race is one of the reasons, if not the best reason, why I always participate. All of those undergoing cancer themselves, or struggling to live in memory of a loved one deserve a life, endless love and everlasting health. I can only hope that one day, it
will never have to be an issue because a cure will be found once and for all.
Reckling is a sophomore law, politics and society major and can be reached at sarah. email@example.com
>>What would you want your second language to be? Ashley Babinet, first-year
“I would like to know Italian, because I am Italian and it is a really interesting language that just flows together.”
“I would want to learn Italian because it is a very pretty langue and a very interesting culture.”
Amber Amick, first-year
Heather Reading, senior
“Italian, because not many people learn it in school so it would be interesting and one day I would like to go to Italy.”
“Chinese, because I have been considering doing the teaching China program and you don’t need to know to do the program but it would help.”
Tina Stanley, junior
Brett Budzinski, first-year
“I would speak French. So I could communicate with my two international friends Géraldine and Thomas and understand what they say when we are at lunch.”
“ I would want to know Russian, because it sounds cool like you are yelling even when you are complimenting someone.”
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Trendy clothing found at Francy Pants Students buy, sell quality clothing at Dog Town boutique Katie Ericson
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While Drake University is in an older part of Des Moines, there are still a lot of great places near campus to go. Dog Town has always been popular with Planet Sub, Jimmy John’s and Mars Cafe. However, there is another attraction drawing in students. Francy Pants, a local boutique on University Avenue, has caught several students’ eyes. “I really love shopping at Francy Pants,” said sophomore Hannah Powers. “My first visit, I got a great pair of boots for an awesome price.” The store opened in June 2011 and is run by Iowa Native Emily Zach. Raised by thrifty parents, Zach got the idea for a store with great quality clothing at great deal prices. Thus, her “brainchild” was born — Francy Pants. The store is not your typical clothing shop. It specifically deals with clothing that has been repurposed. This offers students a new opportunity. Zach understands that college students love to shop and have
a tight budget, so she has a “deal” for them. If students bring in good quality, instyle and in-season clothing, they can have one of two offers. Students can receive 30 percent in cash of what the store plans to sell their item for or receive 55 percent of
check and learn when they are open is to Facebook message Francy Pants. The site lists its hours, but these are not always correct. Leave a message the day before you visit Francy Pants to make sure your trip is successful. This is also a great way to see if Francy Pants has room in its inventory for any clothes you want to sell. List your articles of clothing with your question. Their page also s h o w s mannequins dressed by Zach. From sweaters to coats to vests, the website shows them all along with prices. It is an easy way to window shop. Prices usually ranges between $5 and $20. You can learn about the store by visiting the website francypantsdsm.com/. The shop is located at 2417 University Ave. They are open Wednesday to Friday 3 – 7 p.m. and Saturday from 12 – 5 p.m.
“I really love shopping at Francy Pants. My first visit, I got a great pair of boots for an awesome price.” — Hannah Powers, Drake sophomore
the price in store credit. Clothing to trade-in can be anything — shirts, shoes, jewelry, dresses, jackets, etc. However, it must be in good quality. Zach reserves the right to turn down any item that doesn’t meet Francy Pants’ standards. Currently, Francy Pants had its summer sale and is only looking at clothing for fall and winter seasons. The store can have rather eclectic hours. A quick way to
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FRANCY PANTS BOUTIQUE, at 2417 University Ave., has many affordable clothing options for students. The store is the “brainchild” of Iowa native and owner Emily Zach.
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Dayton up next for Drake
PKs halt Drake’s MVC Championship hopes
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SENIOR DEFENSIVE BACK MIKE RATELLE tries to ward off Marist tight end Anthony Calcagni on Oct. 20 at Drake Stadium. The Bulldogs take on Pioneer Football League rival Dayton on Saturday at 12 p.m. in Dayton, Ohio. Mike Wendlandt
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Refreshed and recharged, the Bulldogs (6-2, 5-0 PFL) will put their undefeated Pioneer League Football record on the line this Saturday as they take on the Dayton Flyers (4-4, 3-2 PFL) looking to to keep their conference championship hopes alive. After Butler’s last victory, it is now half a game above Drake, but that could all change on Nov. 10 when the two squads face-off. However, the Bulldogs cannot get ahead of themselves. Dayton is a dangerous team, hanging tough with rivals Jacksonville and Butler earlier this year. The
Flyers are led by quarterback Will Bardo and running back Dan Jacob, but they rely strongly on their defense to win them games and fight until the very end. Drake still hasn’t forgotten the game two years ago when Dayton won on a last-minute Hail Mary throw. For the Bulldogs, their experience from last year and the tight contests this season will be a huge factor in this game and the rest of the season. Having been in a title race before, this season hasn’t been nearly as heart-pounding, but it has had its moments, such as the overtime victory over Marist. However, Drake has looked like the clear class of the conference so far, dominating conference foes San
Diego, Campbell, Valparaiso and Morehead State. Offensively, Drake will rely on fifth-year senior quarterback Mike Piatkowski through the air to give the Bulldogs momentum and a lead that they can ride to victory. With 2,387 yards passing and 14 touchdowns, Piatkowski has been the catalyst and has a plethora of receivers to throw to. Three seniors (Joey Orlando, Kevin Marshall and Nick Rosa) have at least 34 catches each and nine touchdowns combined. Sophomore running back Gary Scott Jr. is also having a great year. After starting the season on the bench, he took over the starting role early on and hasn’t looked back, rushing for 444 yards
despite missing a game. His emergence has opened up the offense for Piatkowski’s success. Defensively, the linebackers have been the main story, as they have been absolutely dominant in both the running and passing games. Sophomore Jon Hugunin leads the team with 82 tackles, but right behind him is junior Travis Merritt with 75. Fifth-year senior Tyler Moorehead has also been effective, tying for the team-lead in sacks with five. The Bulldogs can’t afford to look past Dayton. Dayton has a reputation for catching teams napping, and Drake is too talented to allow that to happen. Kickoff is this Saturday at 12 p.m. in Dayton, Ohio.
Drake saw its 2012 campaign come to a heartbreaking halt on Sunday as Creighton edged the Bulldogs 8-7 in a 10-round shootout after 110 scoreless minutes at Cownie Soccer Complex. Despite the disappointing loss, junior goalkeeper Kalena Litch lauded the Bulldogs’ grit. “No matter what the outcome was, we never gave up during the game,” Litch said. “We continued fighting.” The Missouri Valley Conference foes traded momentum throughout regulation as Drake outshot Creighton 12-11 in the initial 90 minutes. Creighton opened the initial overtime with a pair of shots. The Bulldogs answered with a 2-1 shot advantage in the second overtime, but the match remained scoreless. As the best-of-five shootout loomed, Litch focused under the pressure thanks to Drake’s senior class. “I stayed focused by not wanting the season to end because of the seniors,” Litch said. “This was their last opportunity to make it to the NCAA (tournament), so I just wanted to help them get there in the best way possible.” Sunday’s back-and-forth battle continued with the best-of-five shootout as both
teams converted all of their attempts, sending the match into a sudden-death setup. Freshman midfielder Rhian Pritchard’s shot went high to start the sixth round. Litch then registered a save off of sophomore midfielder Angela Benson’s try to keep the season alive. Freshman defender Kylie DeHaven’s shot also missed, ricocheting off the post. Litch came up with another huge save to keep everything at 5-5. One round later, junior defender Ann Hoover missed and freshman Flo Beshiri nailed a shot to seal Creighton’s spot in the upcoming MVC semifinals, dashing the Bulldogs’ MVC Championship hopes. “This year we worked so hard to get to the MVC tournament,” Litch said. “One of our main goals was to make it to the final game, and knowing that we didn’t accomplish that goal, having this be the seniors’ last chance, it was hard seeing them work so hard and not have it pay off.” The Bulldogs lose five seniors in forwards Laura Moklestad and Kasey Wellman and midfielders Kelsey Pigg, Lauren Strickfaden and Tara Zika. Sunday’s game held especially high stakes as the seniors bid their Bulldog careers farewell. “We all wanted it, but it was more important for them to get a good outcome in the end,” Litch said.
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SOPHOMORE FORWARD ASHLIE STOKES prepares to head the ball against Missouri State on Sept. 22.
Drake enters Gopher Invite with confidence after ITA Regionals Dominic Johnson
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The Drake men’s tennis team will return to the University of Minnesota this weekend for its final tournament of the fall season, the Gopher Invite at the Baseline Tennis Center in Minneapolis. The setup of the Bulldogs’ last tournament is different than the usual fall tournament where there are multiple singles and doubles draws, and players compete on a more individual basis. The Gopher Invite will be a “hidden dual,” meaning it shares many similarities with the dual matches of the spring season. This format has schools play as a team, but instead of playing the same school in singles and doubles, it is split up.
“For example, on Friday we will play doubles against Denver and then play singles against Minnesota,” said head coach Davidson Kozlowski. By splitting up the singles and doubles, none of the matches are considered “official” dual matches, which allows all teams involved to have more matches in the spring season. “For freshmen, this is a great way for them to see what a typical college dual match looks and plays like,” Kozlowski said. “I personally love the setup of the event,” said sophomore Ben Mullis. “Everyone gets to play regardless, which is exactly what we need at this time of year.” The Gopher Invite will be extremely competitive this year, as five of the six teams ended last season with a
national ranking. The invite will be made up by Drake, Denver, Minnesota, Nebraska, DePaul and Dartmouth. Of the competing schools, Kozlowski is most looking forward to playing against the Dartmouth Big Green. “Dartmouth is a great team from the other side of the country who we rarely get the opportunity to see, let alone compete against,” Kozlowski said. The Bulldogs will be giving it a go without senior Anis Ghorbel, who will be spending the weekend back home in Africa competing in a large national tournament. Kozlowski said Ghorbel’s absence will change the dynamic of the weekend in doubles, but not drastically. Teaming up with senior James McKie, in lieu of Ghorbel’s absence, will be Mullis. “Ben Mullis is definitely
someone that needs to be considered in the doubles starting lineup,” Kozlowski said. “Since Ben didn’t get a chance to play doubles at the ITA Regionals a couple weeks ago, this will give me a chance to take a look and see where he stands.” After the Bulldogs’ spectacular play in the ITA Central Regional, they will be entering the tournament with a great amount of confidence. “Robin (Goodman) and James (McKie) did brilliantly at the ITA Regionals and for sure this confidence has spread throughout the team,” Mullis said. “We’re all training together and competing together, so when one of us does well the confidence trickles down.” The next issue of The Times-Delphic will have results from the Gopher Invite.
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SENIOR ANIS GHORBEL and JUNIOR ROBIN GOODMAN prepare to play a point at the Drake Fall Invitational on Sept. 21.
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Drake’s men’s soccer team (4-10-4, 1-2-2 MVC) will look to end its regular season on a positive note when it hits the road to take on Missouri State (5-7-4, 0-5 MVC) on Friday at 7 p.m. Drake will look to maintain
its fifth seed in the Missouri Valley Conference Championship tournament and will guarantee that with a win. Drake will face either Bradley or Evansville in the quarterfinals. The Bulldogs currently sit at fifth place with a 1-22 conference record, while Missouri State will seek to avoid a win-less conference season.
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Similar to Drake, the Bears are not an upperclassmen-heavy squad. Scoring has been a season-long problem for Missouri State. The Bears have been blanked in four of their six last games and have only scored one goal in conference play. Drake will be looking to avenge last season’s defeats to the Bears. Missouri State ruined Senior Day for Drake
with a 2-1 double-overtime win. Then, a few weeks later, the Bears eliminated the Bulldogs from the State Farm MVC semifinals with a 2-0 win. In fact, Drake has not defeated Missouri State since the 2008 season and has not defeated the Bears on their home turf since 2005. Breaking that streak will be crucial for Drake to enter
with momentum heading into the MVC tournament. Drake’s two matches against its possible opponents in the quarterfinals have ended in close affairs. Bradley (9-53, 3-2 MVC) defeated Drake earlier this month 3-2 in overtime, and Evansville (9-6-1, 3-1-1 MVC) fought Drake to a double-overtime 2-2 tie on Oct. 27. The Bulldogs’ quarterfi-
nal match will take place on Nov. 7 in Peoria, Ill. However, before worrying about the MVC quarterfinals, the Bulldogs will look to defeat the Bears on the road for the first time in seven years and enter the tournament as the fifth seed.
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