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Election 2012

Tight Race: Who will have your vote? Ishaan Arora

Staff Writer

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Alex Dandy | copy editor

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES will end campaigning on Tuesday as citizens head to the polls. Students who haven’t voted still have time to cast their ballots.

The upcoming U.S. Presidential election on Nov. 6 between Democratic President Barack Obama and former Governor of Massachusetts, Republican Mitt Romney, is stirring excitement among young Americans on college campuses nationwide. Some students at Drake exhibited excitement for this year’s election, which marks the 57th time in the U.S.’s history. “It was so exciting. I just did it about two hours ago,” said Julianne Klampe, a sophomore politics and international relations major, upon registering her first-ever vote. Klampe is also the Vice President of Bulldogs for Barack, a campus-wide initiative in support of Obama’s bid for a second term at the White House. Bulldogs for Barack gathers support from students. “We have students sign pledge cards that say they are interested in voting early. We also find out whether or not they are interest-

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Political literacy and the college campus

Lending a hand to campaigns allows new look at politics

Maria Diaz

Presidential campaigns are reaching the final stretch and student volunteers know this better than anyone. They’ve dedicated their time and energy over the past months with the hope that their candidate will come out on top. From internships to volunteer work, many Drake University students have played a part in this presidential race. There’s really no limit to what tasks the voluntary campaign workers do. Long hours are to be expected said senior Matt Van Hoeck, an intern for the Barack Obama campaign. Volunteers participate in everything from making phone calls to working at events. Van Hoeck said he’s probably been involved with every volunteer activity imaginable with the campaign, but one of his most valuable experiences has been learning to work with a large variety of people. “I went from talking to felons and ex-felons that were wondering if they had voting rights (to) people that had just moved to Iowa,” Van Hoeck said. “I’ve done leadership activities on campus, but that doesn’t give you the diversity of people that it does actually working in the Des Moines community. I feel a lot more comfortable working with all types of income levels around Des Moines. Even if you say you’re understanding, until you get out there in the neighborhoods, you don’t really get it yet.” College students are able to bring valuable qualities to the cam-

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With the presidential election a day away, a small sample of Drake University students showed a wide gap in their personal political literacy. Five students with different hometowns and a variety of majors were asked basic questions regarding the fundamental structure of the American government. The question regarding the term length of the United States president was one of the two questions all of the students answered correctly, along with identifying freedom of speech as a First Amendment right. When asked who within the government decides whether or not a law is Constitutional, firstyear public relations major Adam Graves was the only student to correctly answer the U.S. Supreme Court. Graves was also the only student out of the five questioned to properly identify the first ten amendments of the Constitution as the Bill of Rights. Graves, who identifies himself with the Republican Party, is from Omaha, Neb. “I am currently taking an American politics course. That’s the only reason I feel confident in answering these questions. I barely knew any of this stuff before learning it in class,” Graves said.


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paign through their energy and desire to reach out to peers. As the political campaigns change rapidly through technology, students must constantly be ready to learn and adapt Van Hoeck said. The Mitt Romney campaign had its interns sign contracts promising not to speak to the media until after the election was over. Sophomore Taylor Crow, a volunteer for the Romney campaign, agrees that students have a lot to offer. “I think that, as college students, we are able to bring a new face and excitement to the election,” Crow said. Sophomore Julianne Klampe’s enthusiasm for the election stems from her involvement with the Democratic Party since middle school — knocking on doors and making political phone calls was a family activity. She brought her love for politics with her to college and by becoming an intern for the Obama campaign, has gotten even more involved. “I decided to do my internship because I want to work in campaigns when I grow up,” Klampe said. “I love the excitement … my favorite part is interacting with students at Drake who are excited about voting.” As Vice President of Bulldogs for Barack, Klampe said the primary goal of college volunteers is to get students to vote, no matter what party they support. “My message to students that haven’t voted yet is remember that you can register to vote on Election Day. You can do up until Nov. 6.” Klampe said. “A lot of people think it’s too late to register.”

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in supporting the president,” Klampe said when asked about how Bulldogs for Barack has been gathering support. So, what is it about President Obama’s policies that tilted the scales in his favor for Klampe? “Well, I feel like he is representing me,” Klampe said. “I also really like the fact that his party is choosing to keep religion out of politics. That’s the way it should be.” Nathan Mason, however, begs to differ with Klampe as he does not agree with Obama’s vision for the future of the country. The 25-year-old, a senior marketing and management major from Ankeny, Iowa shared his thoughts. “We’ve seen what Obama can do, and I honestly don’t think he worked as hard as he said he would. So, I think Mitt Romney should be given a shot,” Mason said. As a student, I feel the work Romney did with making higher education possible for bright students in Massachusetts was enormous. I want to see that enacted nationwide, and it’s definitely one of the policies that excites me. Mason also talked about the im-

How has Iowa voted in the past?

STUDENTS LINE-UP (above) for early voting in Olmsted. IOWA (right) voted for the winning candidate in 1972, 1980, 1992, 1996, 2004 and 2008, according to 270 To portance on being informed. “I just hope that every American out there goes out and makes an effort to get informed. I encourage them to not be influenced by social media,” Mason said. But not everyone is sure who they will be voting for come Nov. 6. One such student, first-year secondary education and English double major Zachariah Dredge,

is undecided and unsure of which candidate he wants to vote for. “I am not an expert in government. What I’m going to look for is someone who appreciates human rights, who is upfront about their plans, and who has shown they don’t bend with every popular whim,” Dredge said. “It’s sad because politicians were never meant to be career pol-

tors Tom Harkin and Chuck Grassley. When the questioning ended, Albadarin wanted to know the correct answers, Hollingsworth said. Sophomore history major Laura Mizell’s guess regarding the state senators was at least partially correct. “This is embarrassing—I know there are two of them, and I think their term is two years,” Mizell said. Actually, U.S. senators serve sixyear terms. Mizell could, however, name all of her first amendment rights. Mizell wished not to reveal her party association. Hanna Hollingsworth, who giggled as she guessed the first ten amendments were called “The Ten Amendments. I am not very politi-

cally literate, but I do not think that holds me back from casting a vote rooted in my ideologies and morals.” Hollingsworth knew that it took a two-thirds senate vote to overturn a presidential veto. According to information gathered in a 2010 survey conducted by the Pew Research Center for People and the Press, only three percent of the American public volunteered time to a campaign. The same survey also concluded that less than a third of the public could identify John Roberts as chief justice of the Supreme Court that year and only 55 percent knew David Petraeus had been the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

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iticians. The founders of the country wanted upstanding citizens to take an interest in their country – not make a living out of politics,” added the 19-year-old. “The elections are always an exciting time, but this is not how it should have been. Thus, I’m going to wait for me free day and think this through thoroughly before casting a vote.” What does “me free day” mean? Do

you have any idea? I say we delete the paragraph, it doesn’t add much of anything. College students make up a significant percentage of eligible voters nationwide and the students at Drake are an indicator of which candidate and which policies in particular students all over the nation will be keeping in mind when casting their votes.

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When questioned who the current House of Representatives speaker is, the answers from the students varied, but all failed to identify John Boehner. “I know the last one was Nancy Pelosi. I am embarrassed to say I can’t remember the new guy’s name,” said sophomore Katie McClintic, who is registered as an Independent and is double-majoring in public relations and law, politics and society. McClintic is from Indianola, Iowa. Wash Albadarin is a first-year pharmacy student from Kansas City, Mo.. He was the only student to properly identify both Iowa sena-

MARIA DIAZ POLLED FIVE DRAKE STUDENTS at random to test their political literacy. Of the five questions asked, only two were answered right.

Student Senate

January term, BSC changes laid out across the table Alec Hamliton

Staff Writer

Student Senate was quick and efficient this past week as it gave its recommendation on future Jterms and passed several motions. The most vigorous discussion

had to with how J-term registration will look in the future. Currently, registration from J-term is by paper, or hard copy, and students must turn in a form signed by their advisor to their dean’s office. Drake is now looking at three different ways of registration: con-

tinuing the current paper system, electronic registration by credit hours the same or interested students electronically wait-listing themselves for a J-term class and allowing the professor to choose from that waitlist based on prerequisites and other criteria. Sen. Breanna Thompson voiced

her support for any form of electronic registration due to her own experience of trying to register for J-term. “Registration really needs to be changed to electronic,” Thompson said. “I tried to register from abroad and it’s a huge hassle for both sides on the communication end.” There were some concerns voiced over both electronic options. Some senators wondered if “credit-based” registration would prevent underclassmen to get the opportunity to get into a J-term class, allowing classes to be dominated by juniors and seniors. Sen. Dan Pfeifle wondered if the wait-list option was instituted, would bias on the professor’s part creep in, as they would be given complete control over who was or was not allowed into the class. Faculty Senate approved the electronic, wait-list option while Student Senate ultimately voted in favor of the electronic, by-credit option. Continuing from last week regarding the changes to the Board of Student Communications, Senate passed two motions to finalize those changes. First, almost all of BSC’s bylaws were removed from Student Senate’s bylaws, granting BSC almost complete autonomy from Student Senate. The BSC will now have its own bylaws which will be found in the BSC Policy Document. Second, Senate approved the establishment of a separate campus media fee under the BSC. Originally, campus media funding was taken directly out of student activity fees since both were under Student Senate. Now both fees will be separate. Senate voted to allocate money

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for three events. One was to send a representative to a TEDx conference in order to obtain a one-year license to host a TEDx event here at Drake. TEDx events are similar but work on a local level and can feature numerous TEDTalks. The main source of debate over obtaining a license to hold a TEDx event is that the license is held under a single person, not an institution. As a result, each time Student Senate or Drake will ever want to hold a TEDx event, they will have to send the organizer to obtain the license themselves. This is a policy of TEDx and there is no way around it. Some senators did not see the rush to allocate the money now as there is no deadline to obtain the license and wanted to wait until they had fully communicated with Drake administration to work out the details of the potential event. Senate allocated $206.25 to the Drake Women’s Ultimate Club for transportation and registration costs in order to participate in the “Ames to Please” tournament in Ames, Iowa. This will be a warmup for the club before competition starts in the spring. A further $349 was allocated to the group F (Forget) Bottled Water for their “Shock Week,” Nov. 12-15, which will focus upon advocating that Drake no longer sell bottled water. They will be handing out water bottles, selling T-shirts and will show the documentary “Tapped.” Senate also voted to support the movement of parking on 25th street by the Drake Law School to the other side of the street in order to promote safety as cars driving along it have a hard time seeing pedestrians.



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Looking for healthcare, rights, foreign policy I could tell you 50 – probably 100 – reasons why I voted for Barack Obama. I voted for him because he truly cares about women’s social rights as well as their health care. I voted for him because he wants to remove the stigma of isolation the United States has steadily created for itself in the post-World War II era. I voted for him because he supports investing in, not heavily taxing, the middle class. Barack Obama has the platform, strategy and experience to lead this country for the next four years. Barack Obama successfully passed a universal health care plan, an agenda important to both parties beginning under Nixon. He was able to negotiate during House and Senate deliberations with both parties on issues of employer mandates and government insurance programs, eventually enacting a law that remains budget neutral while providing care to those who need it most: uninsured children, students, and adults living in poverty. Obama also represents a strong social rights platform. As the first


president to support gay marriage, he works to create equality for all citizens. His health care plan expands women’s access to health care and provides funding for contraceptive needs. He signed the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to fight workplace discrimination and opposed attempts to defund Planned Parenthood while continually de-

Economically, Barack Obama has maintained 32 consecutive months of job growth and created just over four million private sector jobs according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. He successfully enacted budget-neutral programs like the health care reform and supported measures like Wall Street Reform to end the ‘too big to fail’ mentality. Barack Obama represents a candidate with ideals and goals and has a tangible plan for achieving them. Like any candidate, he’s made political gaffes, yet these mistakes should not define his campaign or presidency. I voted for Barack Obama as a student, a woman, a member of the middle class and a future taxpayer, and I feel confident that I made the right choice in my first presidential election.

Olivia O’Hea Columnist

fending a woman’s right to choose. While in office, Barack Obama successfully removed troops from Afghanistan and pledges to do the same for Iraq. Rather than increasing our extensive military budget, he seeks to restore open communication between nations by creating coalitions to combat issues like the world economy and poverty. Finally, he condemns any terrorist attack from Iran while combatting the popular misconception that Iran has the materials and technology to create nuclear weaponry at this moment.

O’Hea is a first-year law, politics and society and journalism double major and can be reached at olivia.

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BARACK OBAMA waves to the crowd while on his campaign tour. Obama stands for national healthcare and equal rights.

Looking for change, economic growth Alex Dandy Columnist

Most would argue that an election after a president’s first term is supposed to be a referendum on his or her policies during that term. I think, however, that the election is about more than that. It’s also about the proposed policies of each candidate. This is why I’m going to tell you why I’m voting for Mitt Romney. Romney has a plan that can help America get back on the right track. The first part of his plan is to achieve energy independence for North America. Romney wants to continue to invest in renewable energy, but not solely renewable. We need to expand all resources available in order to maintain a strong energy base. Part two of Romney’s plan is to make trade that works for America. This means expanding trade in regions that we haven’t always been working with, like countries in Latin America. Romney is also going to confront nations that cheat on trade and steal American jobs. The next part is to make sure that Americans have the proper skills they need to succeed in the work force. This means improving

education, by making sure teachers are trained properly, and by grading schools so that parents know which schools are doing well. Romney also supports giving better access to higher education and retraining programs for workers. Part four is to cut our trilliondollar deficit and get our national debt under control. Romney believes we need to limit the size of government to balance the federal budget. To do this, we need to stop spending money we don’t have on things we don’t need. We should also give many federal programs to the state level through block grants such as education, Medicare and Medicaid. The states know their own citizens better than the federal government does. The final part of Romney’s plan is to champion small business. This can only be accomplished if the conditions are right for them. Taxes and regulations are too burdensome, so Romney would lower taxes for these businesses and for everyone. He is also going to work with Democrats to lower deductions for these high-income Americans so that they will still pay the

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MITT ROMNEY makes a speech while on the campaign trail. Romney stands for energy independence, expanding trade and improving education. same amount in taxes. It means small businesses will have the chance to hire more workers and middle-class Americans will have a bit more money in their pockets. Romney was a Republican governor of a state that was about 85 percent Democrat. He worked with Democrats to turn a $1.5 billion

deficit into a surplus. He also reformed health care and education successfully. So before you vote, don’t think as a Republican or a Democrat. Instead, think about this: would the country be in better hands under Barack Obama or Mitt Romney? I think Mitt Romney would do a bet-

ter job and that’s why I’m voting for him. Dandy is a first-year law, politics and society, international relations and economics triple major and can be reached at alexander.dandy@drake. edu

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Too much spending on negative campaigns ‘Slandering’ of opposing candidates frowned upon among students Olivia O’Hea

ing in other important areas,” Beard said. Students criticized how the ads attack the person and cite both With the election drawing to a parties as guilty. close Tuesday, anticipation for the “Both sides’ ads are centered end is rising among students. It is around making their opponent not about who will carry Iowa, a look bad,” said first-year Annie swing state, or who will emerge Stella. “Most of the ads you see are victorious, rather its about the apreally personal, and it’s sad that proaching the that’s what our poend of politilitical system has cal ads. come to.” “I do not like Ads that atpolitical attack “I feel that tack candidates ads,” first-year have become so Jeremy Fahling campaigns are extensive that said. spending too some wonder if The student it’s possible to much money on body seems to return to a time echo his senti- advertising that where there was ments. They no dirty camthey could be look forward paigning. to Election Day spending in other “I don’t like solely for the important areas.” attack ads but I end of political understand how advertising. This — Lisa Beard, Drake sophomore elections go and election, each know that somecandidate spent times they’re over 80 percent necessary to of their air-time bring out the on mudslinging, nameopposing sides weaker points,” calling and policy-bashing. said first-year Ben Verhasselt. Negative ads come in the form The point is valid — attack ads of TV commercials, emails and bring flaws in policy and rhetoric even sidebar and banner adverto the public arena. In today’s 24tisements on websites. hour news cycle, it’s hard to keep Sophomore Lisa Beard feels anything a secret, and ads from that the prevalence of advertising both sides bring to light inaccuraon the Internet is the most annoycies that are important to voters. ing form of campaigning and critiHowever, the way they portray cized the massive funds spent on these inaccuracies, with personal these types of advertisements. attacks and slanderous statements, “I feel that campaigns are remains highly unpopular with spending too much money on adstudents. vertising that they could be spendStaff Writer

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Project AWARE drives passion for water and the environment Nicole Kasperbauer

Staff Writer

Over 20 years ago, she was unsure of where her future was heading. Now, you can see Lynette Seigley canoeing down the rivers of Iowa year after year, on a 10-15 mile stretch of water, pulling out trailers full of trash along the way. Her passion is a huge reason interested volunteers are putting on bright, orange life-jackets to clean up rivers throughout Iowa. Seigley’s energy is focused on engaging citizens to monitor water quality. Her mission is to increase awareness through monitoring, river cleanups and showing people ways to improve water quality. Seigley attended College of Wooster in Ohio and received a bachelor’s degree in geology. She received her master’s degree, also in geology, at the University of Iowa. She has had opportunities to work at a geological survey, working with water quality issues related to agriculture in Iowa, IOWATER, along with the Watershed Monitoring and Assessment Program and is now Project AWARE’s (A Watershed Awareness River Expedition) coordinator. “I was in the right place at the right time,” Seigley said. “I grew up on a farm in Tiffin, Ohio, so it was an interest to me. Working for the survey really got me on the path of where I am today.” Even now at the age of 50, Seigley is willing to float down the nasty, dirty, buginfested rivers of Iowa. She is

working with the Watershed Monitoring and Assessment Program, which is located in Iowa City, and travels often to do test samples of water all around Iowa. This program has produced Project AWARE, which is now on its tenth year and still expanding. According to the Iowa Department of National Resources, Project AWARE attempts to clean up, learn about and explore Iowa’s rivers. In 2003, Seigley met Chad Pregracke, a one-man crusader for the Mississippi River. Pregracke is a 29-yearold founder of a non-profit organization, Living Lands and Waters, which removes garbage from the Mississippi river with the help of volunteers. Inspired, she and her co-workers decided to tackle cleaning up Iowa’s rivers by marshaling volunteers on canoes to dredge the waterways for sinks, car bumpers, lawn mowers, steel beams, bathroom sinks and even snowmobiles. Ninety volunteers signed up for the first cleanup in 2003. Last August, 387 people joined the weeklong cleanup. Seigley and the team of Project AWARE were immediately gung ho about the learning experience. They wanted an effort to show results of water quality right in front of them. That was possible by collecting the trash and recyclables directly from different rivers of Iowa. Project AWARE is now Seigley’s main task. She pushes to engage the younger generation in her passion for water monitoring and hopes to spark the younger generations interests in pur-

suing careers in geology or water quality. “We joke about bringing younger staff on board,” Seigley said. “We ourselves are getting older, and it’s a little harder to lift those canoes up and pull the trash out, but everybody helps and it makes a quick job of the task at hand.” Seigley can’t paddle a river — or even walk through a park — without picking up trash. She carries a trash bag with her everywhere. “She brings a different perspective in a sense that she has worked closely with the marketing aspect,” said David Williamson, artist for Project AWARE. “She realizes there is a brand now with Project AWARE and works hard at her job to keep the integrity of the brand and make Project AWARE sustainable.” Seigley actively participates and expresses her knowledge to tell the story to those unaware of the project. She is a scientist by training, but she doesn’t quantify success by how many articles have been written about her. She focuses on the volunteers and the citizens of Iowa to impact their lives and better understand what it is they do on a regular basis, Williamson said. “Lynette (Seigley) is one of the most focused, intelligent and passionate advocates for a healthy environment that I know,” Williamson said. “She doesn’t just talk it, she actually does something about it and is not afraid to get dirty in the water and make it happen.”



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Pre-Med fraternity at Drake New resource for students, MCATs Emily Sadecki

Staff Writer

Every year, the buzz between the pre-pharmacy students is focused around which of the pharmacy fraternities they will rush. In just a short time, that same opportunity will be presented to pre-medical students as Phi Delta Epsilon finds a home here at Drake University. PhiDE is an international medical fraternity that prides itself on creating physicians of integrity with a lifelong commitment to their guiding principles of philanthropy, deity and education through fellowship, service, mentoring and formal training in leadership, science and ethics ( What will PhiDE provide for students here at Drake? “The pre-med community here is so spread out,” junior Peyton Faganel, PhiDE president said. “It is going to be a phenomenal resource not just on Drake’s campus, but getting pre-med students to medical school, through medical school and have a successful career because of the connections that PhiDE has.

Since it is an international medical fraternity, there are chapters in places like Europe and Canada.” The journey started last year when pre-medical students Faganel and Sam Meyers questioned why the same resources that were offered to pre-pharmacy students were not offered to pre-medical students. From there they contacted the CEO of PhiDE, Karen Katz and began the process of bringing the fraternity to Drake. Drake was one of five universities that gained colonization status. One hundred applied. “Drake University shares some of the same core values as PhiDE in their focus around service to the community and academic excellence as well as the commitment of the teachers to creating a student experience,” Katz said. “Also the caliber of the students that contacted us were exceptional. All these things made Drake University the perfect fit for our newest pre-medical chapter.” The chapter was colonized on Oct. 28 and will go through an application process soon to determine who will be among its found-

ing members. “The most important thing about PhiDE is that it is not just about your transcript. It is about having values and ethics, and that is what we are looking for because a physician is more than just a person who is really knowledgeable in organic chemistry — it is someone who can treat their patients well,” Faganel said. “PhiDE’s motto is ‘facta non verba,’ which means ‘deeds not words’, so we are really, really big on integrity, and we do look for that in our candidates. One of the best analogies that Sam and I have heard is ‘misery loves company.’” The lives of pre-medical students are jam-packed with maintaining a high GPA, preparing for the MCAT, completing volunteer hours and participating in a variety of other activities and clubs. For those students, PhiDE hopes to provide a center for support and guidance as well as a social outlet. Anyone who would like to learn more about PhiDE or is interested in applying should contact vice president of recruitment, Nickey Jafari, at

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Students Speak

>>What do you consider to be the most important issue in Tuesday’s election?

compiled by Brianna Steirer Staff Writer

Julianne Klampe, sophomore

Lindsay Hawkins, sophomore

“Equal rights for everyone – education, women’s rights and gay marriage are the issues that are most important. They all affect me personally.”

“The health care reform – 20,000 people die each year between the ages of 25-65, because they have inadequate health care coverage.

Hayleigh Syens, first-year

Josh Duden, first-year

“Human rights – women’s rights, gay rights and rights that help to equalize the American people as a whole.”

“I believe foreign policy is the most important issue because the world is becoming increasingly hostile and inter-connected, so it matters more now than ever.”

Matt Van Hoeck, senior

Adam Brehner, sophomore

“The most important issue this election is continuing the progress we have made on marriage equality and our social responsibility to each other.”

“The economy I would have to say is the most dominant issue.”

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Sports Men’s Basketball

King paces Drake in exhibition victory Eduardo Tamez Zamarripa

Copy Editor

The Drake Bulldogs overcame a sluggish start and used a 16-0 run early the second half to pull away and topple the pesky Southwest Baptist Bearcats 10180 in their first exhibition match of the season at the Knapp Center on Saturday night. Freshman Joey King led the Bulldogs with a game-high 22 points and collected four rebounds. King finished 8-of-10 from the field and went 6-of-10 from behind the arc. “My excitement was through the roof. I was really looking forward to my first collegiate game. I’m really happy that our team could pull out our first win,” King said. “I think I did a good job shooting the ball. My teammates really, really did an outstanding job driving and pitching, and I would make sure that I was in the right spot to knock down the shots.” Head coach Mark Phelps was pleased with King’s impressive performance. “I’m really happy for Joey (King). He’s been going through the freshman necessaries and everybody goes through it. He’s had some really hard times and they will continue,” Phelps said. “It was nice for him to have a night like tonight (Saturday). But we know that he’s capable of that.” Drake had five players finish in double figures. Senior Ben Simons recorded a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Playing for the first time in over a year after undergoing shoulder surgery last season, redshirt junior Seth VanDeest finished with 15 points. VanDeest was given a standing ovation when he left the court. However, the Bearcats, a Division II school, made it a contest by relying on their hot threepoint shooting. The Bearcats went 16-of-31 from behind the arc. The Bulldogs trailed 44-42 at the break, but sparked by King and freshman Micah Mason, Drake amped its intensity and pulled away with a 16-0 run. Mason finished with 10 points and three steals. Drake finished with 10 steals and forced 21 turnovers. “I thought we settled down.

We knew they were going to shoot threes. We know their program. We scheduled them by design. We knew they were going to be a very competitive team, we knew they were going to stretch us from three and we needed that,” Phelps said. “I thought we settled down in the second half, we communicated better on defense, they had fewer open looks. I thought we upped our effort. And again, it’s a new team, we are figuring out what maximum effort is in a continual basis.” Drake shot 59 percent from the floor and finished with 25 assists and shot 15-of-24 from three-point range. The Bulldogs played a very fast-paced game, a tempo much different from Phelps’ previous teams. “We’ve been practicing like that. It’s kind of become second nature. With a guy like Richard Carter pushing the ball, he’s always up ahead on the floor, he forces everybody else to run,” Simons said. “I think that’s something we really wanted to do this year. We’ve really been working hard at in practice.” Junior Richard Carter, starting at point guard, only finished with one point but played a highly effective floor game, ending the night with 10 assists and no turnovers. “He’s figuring it out too — it’s an adjustment for him. This game was really good for him,” Phelps said. “I think we’ve seen, with his speed, his vision, as he continues to hone that, that he’s going to be a really big part of our team. Overall, I mean, to have 10 assists to zero turnovers is pretty good.” Junior Gary Ricks Jr. chipped in with 12 points on a perfect 4-for-4 shooting night, all from three-point range. Redshirt sophomore Jeremy Jeffers and fifth-year senior Chris Hines were inactive on Saturday night due to injuries. Jeffers is recovering from a concussion and should be cleared for contact today. Hines had a scope in his knee on Oct. 30, and the Bulldogs hope to have him ready to go by Nov. 17 when they hit the road to take on Detroit. Having won their only official exhibition game, the Bulldogs will now get ready for their season opener against William Jewell on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. at the Knapp Center.

Top Performers Points Assists Rebounds Joey King 22 2 4 Seth Van Deest* 15 1 1 Ben Simons* 13 3 11 Micah Mason 10 0 1 Jordan Eggleston | staff photographer

*Starting player

REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE KARL MADISON prepares to shoot a jumper against Southwest Baptist on Saturday.

Men’s Soccer

Late goal lifts Drake in shutout over Missouri State Eduardo Tamez Zamarripa

Copy Editor

The Drake men’s soccer squad closed out its regular season campaign on a winning note, toppling the Bears 1-0 and earning its first road win at Missouri State since 2005. A goal from junior Nick Marshall at the 75:24 mark proved to be the difference for the Bulldogs, who managed to squeak out the victory despite being outshot by the Bears 17-3. Head coach Sean Holmes praised the Bulldogs for hanging in there and garnering a tough road result. “I was so proud because we

have had many games this year where we’ve played well and not gotten a result,” said Holmes in a Drake athletics press release. “Tonight we were generally outplayed, we didn’t play our usual brand of intelligent, possession-based soccer and still managed to win, and that isn’t a bad thing. Missouri State before hitting its losing streak in conference play is always a tough team to reckon with. Less than two weeks ago they tied No. 19 SMU on the road, so for us to get out of their place and get a result is awesome.” With the win, the Bulldogs (510-4, 2-2-2 MVC) secured the No. 5 seed at the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament in Peoria, Ill. Drake will be taking on Evansville on Wednesday at 3 p.m. The win-


ner gets the chance to take on No. 16 Creighton in the semi-finals. “We wrestled with the reality that we couldn’t affect our seeding too much this evening,” Holmes said. “We weren’t sure whether we should perhaps rest some players or go out with 100 percent confidence and play everyone and build momentum heading into the tournament. We chose the latter and it paid off.” Drake was outshot by Missouri State 9-1 in the first half but managed to keep the score tied heading into the break. The momentum didn’t shift much in the second half as the Bears dominated possession and came close to opening up the score early in the second half.

“We should have been behind several times in the game, especially in the opening minutes of the second half when the Bears missed three almost rapid-fire chances within the six-yard box,” Holmes said. The Bulldogs found the winning goal after a free kick from junior Addison Eck. The goalkeeper fumbled the ball and Marshall put it in the back of the net. Eck was credited with the assist. “Our back four did a great job of protecting Rich (Gallagher), who himself came up with several tremendous saves,” Holmes said. “Nick (Marshall), Alec (Bartlett), Austin (Reutzel) and Jon (Choda), three of whom are freshmen, were absolutely top class tonight. Their

goalie, who otherwise was perfect, bobbled one of our kicks that Nick (Marshall) headed in from two yards out. That Nick (Marshall) scored the winning goal is icing on the cake.” Drake hung on for its first win in Springfield, Mo., since 2005. Redshirt junior Rich Gallagher registered a game-high four saves, and fifth-year senior Michael Thaden led Drake with two shots on goal. The Bulldogs will take on Evansville on Wednesday in the MVC quarterfinals. Drake and Evansville last met on Oct. 27 in a match that ended in a 2-2 double-overtime tie at Cownie Soccer Complex.



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PageSeven Men’s Tennis

Drake dominates singles play at Gopher Invite Dominic Johnson

Staff Writer

The Drake men’s tennis team kicked off its final tournament of the fall season with a bang this past weekend as the Bulldogs showcased their depth against Minnesota and Denver last Friday. The Bulldogs excelled on the first day of the Gopher Invite in Minneapolis, Minn., especially in singles play. On Friday, Drake battled against players from Minnesota and Denver in singles and doubles. The tournament’s format put half of the squad playing against Minnesota and the other half playing against Denver. The top eight players in the

Bulldogs’ singles lineup won their matches, starting with senior Anis Ghorbel, ranked No. 87 in the nation. Ghorbel went up against Minnesota’s Rok Bonin, who is actually tied for No. 87 in the nation along with Ghorbel. Ghorbel went on to win in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4. Senior James McKie, who plays in the second singles slot for the Bulldogs, played against Denver’s Jens Vorkefeld. McKie made even quicker work of his opponent, as the senior captain won 6-2, 6-4. Junior Robin Goodman continued the trend of dominance for Drake, as he rolled to a 6-1, 6-1 win over his Minnesota opponent, Mathieu Froment. This wasn’t the first time the Drake junior had dominated Froment, as Goodman recorded

a 6-2, 6-1 win over him just a few weeks ago at the ITA Central Regional. Sophomore Alen Salibasic recorded a win over Denver’s Alex Clinkenbeard after his opponent retired when Salibasic held a 4-1 lead. Senior Jean Erasmus, in only his second tournament of the fall season, played at the fifth singles slot for the Bulldogs. Having not played a full fall schedule due to injury, Erasmus went into the weekend hoping to catch up with the rest of his teammates in match play. Erasmus took over the match in the second set and went on to win 6-4, 6-1 over Max Krammer of Denver. “I felt really solid on court today and focused on being mentally

Taylor Soule | sports editor

JUNIOR ROBIN GOODMAN prepares to hit a backhand at the Drake Fall Invitational on Sept. 21.


tough, especially on the big points,” Erasmus said. “My goal for the weekend is to improve my mental ability by being patient on the big points and playing my game.” At the sixth slot for the Bulldogs was sophomore Ben Mullis, who took on Juan Pablo Ramirez of Minnesota. Like his teammates before him, Mullis took over the match and won in straight sets, 6-3, 6-0. Freshman Ben Lott was at the seventh slot for Drake, and this was the young Bulldog’s first foray into a dual match type format. Lott looked comfortable as the match got tight against Minnesota’s Ruben Weber. The two split sets 7-5, 5-7, and the match went into a third set super-tiebreaker to decide the match. Lott went on to win 10-6. “I really enjoyed today. It was great to finally experience the dual match format,” Lott said. Sophomore Grant Tesmer experienced an equally grueling match at the eighth spot, where he took on Eric Frueh of Minnesota. After winning the first set in a tiebreaker, Tesmer dropped the second set 1-6. With all the momentum going against him, Tesmer fought back and won the super-tiebreaker, and the match, 10-7. The only singles loss of Friday came in a third set super-tiebreaker, as senior Ryan Drake lost to Denver’s Peter Bjorne 6-1, 6-7, 107. “It was a great effort from all the guys today winning eight of the nine singles matches and only losing out in a super tiebreak in the other singles match,” Lott said on Friday.

Doubles play didn’t go as well for the Bulldogs, as the team won only one of its four matches. After reaching the final of the ITA Central Regionals a couple weeks ago, the duo of Ghorbel and McKie stumbled against Bonin and Froment of Minnesota, as the Drake pair lost 8-6. The only Drake duo to win on Friday was Erasmus and Goodman, who took on Krammer and Vorkefeld of Denver. The duo, who hadn’t paired together yet this fall season, won the match 8-5. Salibasic, who has been pairing with Goodman for most of the fall, teamed up with Lott as the third doubles team. The duo took on the Minnesota pair of Frueh and Ramirez in a highly competitive match. Lott and Salibasic couldn’t force the tiebreaker, and the duo lost 9-7. Drake’s final doubles pairing was Ryan Drake and Tesmer, and the tandem lost to Denver’s Bjorne and Clinkenbeard 8-2. The Bulldogs are hoping to sustain their solid singles play as they progress through the tournament, while improving on their doubles play against teams like Dartmouth, Nebraska and DePaul. “Overall, everyone stepped up in the match-ups, and when it got tight in the sets we managed to play our best tennis, which is evidence of the team’s confidence,” Erasmus said. Coverage of the final results can be found in the next edition of The Times-Delphic.

Dayton deals Drake first Pioneer Football League loss of season Taylor Soule

Sports Editor

Dayton dealt Drake its first Pioneer Football League loss of 2012 on Saturday in Dayton, Ohio. The 28-13 win lifted Dayton to fifth in the PFL and dropped Drake to second place. Drake can still win the PFL if it manages to win its next two games. A late offensive push sealed Drake’s fate as Dayton scored two


touchdowns in the fourth quarter. “If you’re not at your best in our league, you’re going to get beat,” said head coach Chris Creighton in a Drake athletics press release. “This was one of Dayton’s best games, if not their best game. We have a ton of respect for them. I thought that they were great today, and we weren’t at our best.” The Bulldogs evened the score at 7-7 in the opening quarter, but the Flyers used an interception off

a Piatkowski misfire to take an early 14-7 advantage. Drake narrowed the lead to 14-10 thanks to a 25yard field goal by freshman kicker Cam Bohnert. Dayton never relinquished its lead, though, using 118 rushing yards to topple Drake. As the clock wound under 13 minutes, the Flyers added a touchdown on a 3-yard run by senior running back Rob Washington to go up 21-13. The Bulldogs couldn’t

Introducing Drake’s newcomers With our first game right around the corner, it only makes sense to familiarize everyone with our newcomers. This year, we have four freshmen and one junior college transfer — a grand total of five people that get to experience Division I basketball for the first time ever! I still remember my first day as a freshman. All I have to say about that is “yikes.” Let’s just say there were countless bricked layups, bobbled passes and air balls. If you saw it first-hand, you would probably question whether or not I had played basketball before. Yeah, you laugh. But it wasn’t amusing at the time! I’m pleased to announce that none of our newcomers were as flustered as I was on my first day. While we did spend an entire summer together to ease some of the nerves, overall they came in and continued to make an impact. They are an exciting bunch, both on and off the basketball court. Building team chemistry is always an interesting process. Five new people with completely different backgrounds, personalities and strengths on top of our already diverse crew, but somehow and some way our team is molded into one unit. It isn’t easy — but we always get there. First up is Dilonna “DJ” Johnson. Dilonna, first off, isn’t a very shy person. At this point in her career, she has already stood up in front of a crowd of roughly 150 people and sang. It was impressive, I might

next Rachael Hackbarth (last year’s Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year), but one of these days it won’t be a joke! Her potential to be a dominant post in our league is definitely there. Ashley “Bart” Bartow is the last of our freshmen. I would consider Bart a hard-nosed type of player. She can do a little bit of everything, but she is best when driving to the hoop. She will be tough to stop — she puts her head down and goes! And if she is open around the perimeter, you can count on her to knock that shot down. Every day Bart’s personality continues to shine through! Her Carly Grenfell Wisconsin accent is one of her many unique Columnist qualities. It’s one of my favorite things to give her a hard time about. But no worries, she can take the heat. this season. There is no reason she Last but not least is our junior can’t be a lock down defender and college transfer, Mary Pat “MP” rebounder for us. She is tough to Specht. Her biggest strength is her stop when she gets in her groove. ability to shoot the ball! It isn’t unLex is also known for her uncanny common to see her getting up extra ability to impersonate people. She shots before or after practice. MP has a plethora of voices she can definitely has high drive and deterimitate, and I will be the first to tell mination. It is quite amazing how you that nine times out of 10 they well she has adjusted to practices are spot on. We can always count and workouts considering she has on her for a laugh! That is if she never played at this level before. isn’t online shoe and sock shop- Having someone like her to comping. pete with is an awesome deal. If you have spotted a tall redhead around campus this year, you probably saw Emma Donahue. I’ve Grenfell is a junior public been most impressed by Emma’s relations and management double touch around the basket. People almajor and can be reached at carly. ways joke with her about being the

convert their next possession, giving the Flyers another chance to extend their lead. Dayton took advantage of the chance as redshirt senior running back Dan Jacob scored a touchdown on a 5-yard run. Despite the defeat, fifth-year senior quarterback Mike Piatkowski completed 20 of 41 for 243 passing yards. Senior wide receiver Nick Rosa led Drake’s receiving effort with a season-high 119 yards.

Women’s Basketball

Creighton lauded Rosa’s performance. “Nick (Rosa) is a great receiver, and I’m not surprised that he had a big game,” Creighton said. “That guy is a fighter and a guy that we want to go to and rely on. I know he was fighting today, we just weren’t able to do it.” The Bulldogs are back in action on Saturday when they take on PFL-leading Butler at Drake Stadium. Kick-off is set for 1 p.m.

add. All of us are hoping she can use that type of confidence on the basketball court! DJ is a crafty player. She understands the significance of a good pass. And when her jumper is on, look out. I guarded her at a lot in pick-up games this summer, and I swear she’d have days where she didn’t miss. Instead of blaming my defense (or lack there of), I’ll credit her mad skills. Lex Eckles is another one of our freshmen. Her athleticism and mean ability to block shots will surely come into play at some point

Joel Venzke | staff photographer

SOPHOMORE GUARD KYNDAL CLARK shoots against Quincy on Friday.

Bulldogs drop Hawks The Drake women’s basketball team controlled play from beginning to end in a 73-38 exhibition win over Division II Quincy on Friday night at the Knapp Center in Jennie Baranczyk’s coaching debut. Sophomore guard Kyndal Clark paced Drake with a team-high 18 points. Several Bulldog newcomers posted noteworthy performances. Senior forward and center Stephanie Running and freshmen guards Dilonna Johnson and Ashley Bartow each contributed eight points. Junior guard Mary Pat Specht, who joins Drake after playing two seasons at Johnson County Community College in Kansas, added six points. The Bulldogs set the tone with

an 8-0 run with 9:48 remaining in the first half, extending their lead to 18-9. Drake would never relinquish that early advantage, using key defensive stops to hold Quincy to 22.2 percent shooting from the floor in the first half. Drake’s early momentum carried into the second half as the Bulldogs scored on six of their first seven possessions. Drake controlled play on the boards, outrebounding Quincy 4732. On the defensive end, Drake totaled 13 steals on the night. The Bulldogs’ second and final exhibition match on the season will be this Wednesday against Upper Iowa at 7:05 p.m. at the Knapp Center.



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Festive Fall Fashion A fur vest might seem a little over the top for day-to-day life or too dressed up for class, but I’m here to tell you that that’s not the case. Fashion aside (just for a moment), it’s an extremely practical piece: whether it’s real or faux, fur is incredibly warm. And it’s one of those pieces, much like a sparkly necklace or cool pair of heels, that you can toss on almost any outfit and look 100 times more stylish. Here are 11 ways to wear it.

DENIM DRESS & DARK RED BOOTS For this look, I focused on textures. Denim, leather, fur. Typically you’d gravitate towards tights with a dress this time of year, but switch it up once in a while with a pair of over-the-knee boots. A lot of fall jackets have cool contrasting sleeves, and this is an easy way to get that same look.

OXBLOOD DRESS & PLUM SCARF A dress and scarf is a pretty common fall ensemble and the vest easily takes it up a notch. You could also swap out the pointy-toe flats for boots. And who knew burgundy and plum was such a pretty combo?

TURTLENECK, JEANS & RED BOOTS It’s easy to slip into an all-black habit as it gets colder, and it’s easy to see why. Darker colors are much more fall and winter-esque, but that doesn’t mean you should stick to black. The brown vest, dark denim and deep red boots are a lot better than strictly black.

Emily Tozer

Staff Writer

WHITE/PURPLE/BLUE LEGGINGS Printed leggings are an inexpensive alternative to printed jeans. Print or no print leggings are not pants. Pull out a color from the pattern with your top. I picked a longer white button up because the stark contrast against the fur makes both pieces pop.

SEQUIN PENCIL SKIRT Sequins and fur – clearly not a daily look. A fur vest can be a pretty luxe cover up for dressier occasions, too. To keep all black from being allboring, I paired the cotton tee with a black sequin skirt.

BROWN LEATHER SKIRT & WHITE TEE First, leather: This material is no longer constrained to jackets and accessories. Skirts, dresses, shorts, pants and even T-shirts are being adapted in all variations of leather. To finish it off, booties in fall’s hottest hue: burgundy.

STRIPED SHIRT & CREAM BLAZER The fur vest is a no-brainer when it comes to layering. It has the warm thing going and you can still see your sleeves. And that collection of body con skirts you’ve accumulated? Not just for the bars. Cover up with tights and tuck in a simple striped top with a high neck. For a true collegiate feel, wear riding-style boots and a tailored blazer.

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