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Monday, November 18, 2012 Thursday November 08, 2012

Campus Calendar Monday Panel Discussion on US-China economic relations 7 - 8:30 p.m. Sussman Theater

Wednesday Thanksgiving break begins

Thursday Happy Thanksgiving Men’s Basketball vs. California 10:30 p.m. Anaheim, Calif.

Friday Men’s Basketball vs. Rice/Georgia Tech 8:30 p.m. Anaheim, Calif.

Monday Keys to Excellence 7:30 - 9 p.m. Sheslow Auditorium

Tuesday Women’s Basketball vs. Iowa State 7 p.m. Ames Info Session on Summer in Spain 4 p.m. Meredith 238

Wednesday Comedian Seaton Smith 8 p.m. Pomerantz Stage

Inside OPINIONS lets students contribute to ending hunger PAGE 3



Late rally lifts Drake over Jacksonville Mike Wendlandt, Eduardo Tamez Zamarripa Staff Writers

For the second consecutive season, the Bulldogs (8-3, 7-1 PFL) emerged as Pioneer League Football co-champions — the first time in 81 years that Drake has won back-to-back titles, as it held on to defeat Jacksonville (7-4, 5-3 PFL) on the road 32-29. With the win, Drake claimed a share of the PFL title along with Butler (8-3, 7-1 PFL). The PFL does not do tiebreakers because teams do not play everyone in the conference. Drake defeated Butler 45-20 last week. Trailing 22-17 with 9:53 left in the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs went on a pair of touchdown drives to take a 32-22 lead. A Keith Dawson touchdown for Jacksonville cut the deficit to 3229. After a three-and-out by the Bulldogs, the Dolphins got the ball back with 2:04 left to play. However, the Bulldog defense came up big, forcing three straight incomplete passes in the final drive and ending the Dolphins’ comeback attempt. Drake earned its first win in Jacksonville since 2006 and first win in Jacksonville under head coach Chris Creighton. “It was a great day. It was not an easy day, for sure. A very formidable opponent, Jacksonville, came out and never gave up and went ahead for anybody who watched it. It was not easy, but I don’t think anything was going to stop our guys,” Creighton said in a Drake athletics press release. “The theme

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was ‘We will,’ and Tyler Moorehead with his senior share this morning just set the tone for ‘Nothing is going to stop us from getting it done today,’ and I think that’s what happened in the end. Our guys just said, ‘We’re doing this,’ and they did, and it was a lot of fun.” Leading the way were fifth-year senior Mike Piatkowski and senior Kevin Marshall. Piatkowski, playing in his final game in Drake blue, completed 25-of-34 passes for 277 yards and two touchdowns. Marshall finished with 11 receptions, 110 receiving yards and a touchdown. Senior Joey Orlando contributed with four receptions for 61 yards and a touchdown. Junior Travis Merritt recorded eight tackles and two sacks for the Drake defense. The Bulldogs recorded three sacks and only allowed Jacksonville to convert on 1-of-12 third-down opportunities. Drake jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter thanks to a 2-yard run by Scott, and a touchdown pass to Marshall following a Jacksonville fumble. Early in the second quarter, the Bulldogs ran a fake punt and handed the ball to senior Jake Underwood for a 44-yard gain on fourthand-seven. The drive led to a field goal by freshman Cam Bohnert to give Drake a 17-0 lead. The Dolphins sacked Piatkowski in the end zone for a safety and hit a field goal to pull within 17-5 at the break. The second half started off poorly for the Bulldog offense, as Piatkowski was intercepted by Andre Addison and returned 50 yards


THE BULLDOGS celebrate their win over Jacksonville on Saturday. Drake scooped up its second consecutive Pioneer League Football championship. for a touchdown to cut the lead to 17-12. Later on, Jacksonville took the lead on a 32-yard pass to give it a 19-17 lead. After a Jacksonville field goal gave it a 22-17 lead, Drake responded with touchdowns from sophomore Gary Scott Jr. and Orlando. The second touchdown was setup after a 36-yard punt return by senior Mike Ratelle placed the Bulldogs on the Dolphins’ eightyard line. “Resilience is a good word. I just think that the determination and the will even though when we weren’t feeling it, weren’t feeling good and whatnot. It was just so strong, that the buildup from the entire year was going to overcome some sort of, you know, lapse or momentary lapse in execution or seemingly intensity,” Creighton

said. “As the clock ticked down, you’re looking at the scoreboard, I think those guys just made themselves do what they did.” Having won two straight PFL titles, the Bulldogs will have new motivation next season: an automatic bid to the Football Championship Series (FCS) playoffs. “A lot of big plays were made. I mean, the defense and special teams scored the first 17 points of the game. There’s no question, with the field position that they gave us. It was a team effort today. I’m just so proud of those guys,” Creighton said. “Going back-to-back is one of the hardest things you can do in sports because the motivation may not be natural. You’ve got to conjure it up. I’m just so proud of these guys for getting it done.”

International Night spotlights culture in the Drake community

FEATURES Gingerbread Rice Krispie treat a new twist on a classic holiday treat PAGE 4


Men’s basketball falls in first road test of season PAGE 7

VARIOUS CULTURAL GROUPS perform songs and dances at the Fine Arts Center on Saturday as part of International Night.

Jeremy Leong | staff photographer




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Student Senate

Drake’s Got Talent highlights hidden abilities

FOCUSing on funds for transportation Alec Hamilton

Staff Writer

Jeremy Leong | staff photographer

STUDENTS GATHER IN OLMSTED on Friday night to watch fellow students showcase their talents. Acts ranged from vocal renditions of popular songs, guitar playing and athletic ability.

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New options for lecture recording up for discussion with OIT Hannah Armentrout

Staff Writer

Drake University is close to making a decision about what the next generation of lecture capture will be on campus. Since Apple announced the end of Podcast Producer in August Drake has been searching for the technology to replace it. It is chiefly looking at technology to capture video and audio of lectures to be published on iTunes U and Blackboard. The search has come down to two companies: TechSmith and Panopto. A campus committee with representation from each college has been working toward a recommendation for the university. The two finalist companies presented in Sussman Theater last week for two sessions of one hour each. The events were open to the public for feedback from students, faculty and staff. The audience members were asked to provide feedback on which technology would be best for the classroom

environment. The committee plans to use the feedback from the participants to decide on their recommendation. TechSmith focused on discussing how easy its product is to use. Panopto focused on its product’s flexibility. Both companies provide students with the ability to use the product, which gives professors another way to test students’ growth. “I could see reasons for students to record and upload content for professors to observe what they are able to do,” said Jean Hansen, online instructional designer for the School of Education. “I could see both of the tools we saw being used for that.” TechSmith was founded in 1987 by William Hamilton, who remains the company’s president. The company is based out of Michigan. “Our products are easy, flexible and affordable,” representatives of TechSmith said. Panopto was founded in 2007 and has over 400 university clients

to date. The company is based out of Pennsylvania. “We tend to operate in a ‘capture everything’ mentality,” representatives of Panopto said. Both companies also allow for simultaneous video and audio, and screen capture, which would allow, for example, a PowerPoint to be recorded along with a lecture. However, these technologies are versatile, and the campus community can envision other uses for them as well. “Lecture capture would make capturing guest lecturers significantly easier,” Hansen said. The final recommendation will be presented to Drake administration before the end of the fall semester. “Each vendor offered unique solutions for Drake University and the committee feels either would be an excellent choice for deployment on campus,” said James McNab, multimedia producer for the Office of Information Technology.

Student Senate had a busy night as they prepared for a long break before its next meeting after Thanksgiving break. It discussed seven motions this past Thursday, Nov. 15 — four allocations and three new student organization approvals. The most controversial motion of the night involved the allocation of $2,000 to the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), a Catholic organization on campus to go to the “SEEK” conference in Orlando, Fla. The Student Funds Allocation Committee originally granted FOCUS’ request for $1,000 to help with the cost of two charter buses for transportation. The group needs two buses because it has over 50 students interested in going and the price for the two buses is approximately $2,000. The interested students are paying the $379 registration fee out of pocket. Vice President of Student Life David Karaz asked if Senate would be willing to increase the amount allocated to $2,000. Senator Natalie Gadbois proposed the amendment to the allocation to increase it to $2,000. The reasoning behind supporting the increase was that it is very rare to see such high student interest in an event like this, and due to the high cost, it would be appropriate for senate to increase the amount given. Opponents of the amendment, while not in opposition to the original $1,000 allocation, stated that FOCUS should re-apply to SFAC if it ended up needing more money to cover the costs. In a little over a month of funding, FOCUS has already raised approximately $11,000 with yet another month of fundraising to go. Another reason Karaz was in favor of amending the motion was to avoid the bureaucratic red tape of FOCUS having to go back through SFAC. Sen. Stephen Slade moved to table the motion until the increase had been approved by SFAC, though Treasurer Michael Riebel stated that he believed the increase would have SFAC’s approval. The motion to table the issue did not pass. Ultimately, the amendment to the motion passed with senators Carly Kinzler, Zach Keller, Josh Schoenblatt, Michael Terrell and Slade voting nay. The allocation passed unanimously. Senate passed by acclimation

to approve the allocation of money for representatives of the Rainbow Union to attend the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference. This money covers the costs of lodging, transportation and registration. Senate also passed by acclimation to approve the allocation of money to representatives from Student Activity’s Board to attend regional and National Association for Campus Activities conferences. The money covers the cost of lodging, transportation and registration. By going to these conferences, SAB is able to book performers and acts to come to Drake at a greatly reduced price. Kinzler, vice president of student activities and the chair of SAB said, going to these conferences last year saved SAB approximately $12,000. Senate voted to table the approval of the new organization, the Bulldog Swing Society, in order to investigate concerns voiced by members of the Student Affairs Committee regarding liability due to the possibility of injury, as well as the high number of non-Drake University students who are part of the group and whether or not the club should be a community group or a Drake student organization. Senate passed by acclimation the approval for the creation of Drake Club Baseball and Dogtown After Hours. Dogtown After Hours originally was an initiative run by Student Senate and SAB, however they now wish to become a separate entity in order to not rely upon Senate and SAB, as well as for sustainability reasons so that they can continue far into the future. Senator Emily Grimm reported Drake Facilities has been receiving complaints about the lack of room for stretching and free weight use in the Underground Fitness Center, as well as space issues in general. They are looking into some sort of expansion of the workout facility. In his administration report, Dean of Students Sentwali Bakari reported that Drake is looking into the growing phenomenon that is called “MOOCs.” MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses. More and more major universities have started offering very large, free online courses open to anyone. Drake is starting to examine the development and how it will affect the university, whether students who take the courses will ask for them to be counted for credit and if Drake would eventually hold MOOCs, etc.

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Opinions&Editorials Column


Wanelo chronicles products Trivia helps hunger Archiving wanted goods was never so easy

Katherine Hunt Columnist

illustration by KELLY TAFOYA

WANELO is a website that allows people to catalogue and organize products they love. Links to directly purchase products from all over makes this website helpful and different from sites similar to it such as Pinterest.

Katie Ericson Columnist I want it. I need it. I love it. Throughout the day these words are spoken countless times. Whether it is for a cute pair of shoes, a roll of paper towels or a bowl of ice cream, there is always something we want, need or love. Now, a team of designers and programmers in San Francisco have created a website that combines all of those emotions into one site — Wanelo (want, need, love).

Much like Pinterest, the website has a scrolling page of photos of items. They range from shirts and skirts to phones cases, jewelry and furniture. However, unlike Pinterest, this site directly offers the items for sale. There is no external link or website you have to travel to — the items can be bought directly on Wanelo. Wanelo is a relatively new site — started in 2010 — and the program is still developing. Day by day more people are joining and creating their own pages, posting new pieces and adding to Wanelo’s vast collection. More companies are also joining Wanelo. In addition to the pages of clothing created by shoppers, there are pages done by actual stores. These range from Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie to Victoria’s Secret. There is even a page of merchandise from the Museum of Modern Art. Each is validated by the staff of Wanelo, and then posts items directly from the

store. Of course, there is more to Wanelo than just buying clothes. When you create your own account, you are given your own page to put items on. They can be saved from the main Wanelo page as favorites to create a wish list that would come in handy this time of year. Items can also be added from external sites. Just like Pinterest, the site features an icon that can be added to the toolbar to make adding items easy. Wanelo is all about making it easy for shoppers. If you are not near a computer, there is the mobile version for phones — no matter the carrier, along with the app for the iPhone and iPad. You can also track items on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. Ericson is a sophomore creative writing and French horn performance double major and can be reached at


Some people believe charity is money that is given to the needy and homeless by rich people. However, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary disagrees. It states: “Charity: benevolent goodwill toward or love of humanity: aid given to those in need.” With this more accurate definition in mind, there is a way that a completely broke college student can give to charity while studying for her English classes. Does this sound too good to be true? is a website where every correct answer gives ten grains of rice to a person in need. got its start back in October 2007 by a man named John Breen. Two years later, Breen donated the website to Freerice’s current owner and sponsor, the United Nations World Food Programme. Located in Rome, Italy, they are the world’s largest humanitarian agency with the sole purpose of fighting global hunger. This nonprofit corporation is funded by voluntary donations from a plethora of locations, including businesses, organizations and even regular people. Today, has two simple goals. Its first goal is to provide everyone with free education in some way or another. Secondly, to help end world hunger by providing rice to the hungry for free. Playing on is extremely simple. Once on the site, a user selects the correct answer from four possible choices. A bowl is shown on the right indicating how many grains have been donated during the current session. The level can be adjusted from one to 60, based on academic progress. This way, everyone can

illustration by KELLY TAFOYA

FREERICE donates rice when trivia answers are correct. play in a fun yet challenging way. Users can play for one question or for hours on end. doesn’t just stop with donating rice to people in need. Depending on the country that is allocated the rice at the time, purchases rice from that country. That way, in addition to minimizing costs such as handling and transportation, the local economy is supported, which ultimately helps even more people. With the current global problems and economic issues that seem to face every college student on campus, it’s nice to know that there actually is at least one way to truly give back to others. After all, who knew that studying and reviewing simple words would go hand in hand with donating lifesaving food to others?

Hunt is a junior business major and can be reached at katherine.

Selecting classes less difficult with reviews from RMP Sarah Fulton Columnist The week before registration I sit religiously on agonizing over what pro-

fessor to take. Is a boring professor better than a hard professor? How easy is too easy? How much can you really trust these student posts? A lot of students claim the website is a cheap way to degrade professors. A lot of students also claim that is basically a holy book that will lead you to the promise land. Luckily, after my first semester, I am very happy with the professors the website guided me to. However, I attribute my success to looking critically at the website and drawing my own conclusions. Instead of looking at whether or not people like the professor, I look at what they have to say about

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the teaching style. The comments on the professors often appear to come from a very heated and somewhat irrational place. They seem as if people post that they love or hate the professor right after they get a test grade back. Looking at the teaching style can give a better idea if the professor is right for you. I learn well from reading and discussion-based classes. I hate when classes only have one or two opportunities to earn a grade. So I look for those things in the comments. If I am going to get along with the professor, it will depend much more on how they teach rather than if other students liked them.

I also zero in on the specific class I am looking at taking. On the side of the comments the students put what class they had the professor for. Most professors are harder in certain classes and on certain subjects than others. If I am going to take a Psychology 001 course, then the comments about Psychology 124 are probably not going to be as helpful. I still take all comments into consideration, but I give the ones posted by people in the class I am taking more precedence. Still while trying to remain critical, if every single person that has had a professor loves them or hates his guts, that is probably a

good indication. If not a single person has a nice thing to say, than that is a very large red flag., like many things, is a good resource. If you look past all of the emotions in the comments and look for the substance, the website can be really helpful. However, if you are going to believe every little thing someone posts, then it probably best to just to avoid it altogether.

Fulton is a first-year news/Internet major and can be reached at sarah.

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Features Recipe

Drake Abroad

Rice Krispie Recipe Staying safe while abroad:

Gingerbread holiday treat Awareness of new culture key to safety McKayla Crouss

Staff Writer

Lauren Kaissen | staff photographer

GINGERBREAD RICE KRISPIES contain a key ingredient: Speculoos Cookie Butter to make these treats even more delectable. Lauren Kaissen

Staff Writer lauren.kaissen@drake,edu

Let’s be honest. I love a good Thanksgiving dinner, but turkey and grandma’s stuffing don’t cut it when it comes to satisfying my real holiday craving — dessert. These Rice Krispies treats are a delicious, easy-to-make confection — perfect for those who want something a little more unique than the traditional pumpkin pie. The special ingredient that makes these bars a step above the rest is the addition of Speculoos Cookie Butter. My friends and I have hailed this delectable spread as heaven in a jar. The ideal marriage between creamy peanut butter, spicy gingerbread and the addictiveness of crack, cookie butter, is the perfect ingredient to make these fall treats Thanksgiving dinner-worthy. Ingredients: For crust: 2 ½ cups ginger cookies, crushed 6 tablespoons of butter ½ teaspoon of brown sugar, firmly packed

For Krispies: ½ stick butter ½ 10 oz. marshmallow bag (if you like your Rice Krispies treats chewy, use the entire bag) ¾ cup Speculoos Cookie Butter (available at Trader Joe’s) 3 cups Rice Krispies cereal Directions: For crust: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Butter an 8-by-10-inch baking pan. Be liberal — these treats like to stick. 3. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Stir in brown sugar and cookie crumbs until well mixed. 4. Press mixture firmly into baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes or until crust is set. 5. Let cool 5-10 minutes before adding Rice Krispies mixture.

For Krispies: 1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. 2. Stir in marshmallows until melted. 3. Add cookie butter and stir until mixture is creamy. 4. Add Rice Krispies one cup at a time, stirring until the cereal is completely coated with cookie butter. 5. Pour into pan on top of crust. 6. Chill 2-3 hours, though overnight is ideal.

Today, the media’s portrayal of traveling abroad is scary. Television shows and movies like “Locked Up Abroad,” “Hostile” and “Taken,” leave students and parents thinking twice about traveling out of the country. This could be an irrational fear and could cause students to miss out on an opportunity to submerge themselves in a culture, learn more about themselves and experience the world outside of the U.S. “It’s a little scary when you see all the things on the media about what is happening overseas,” said junior Bianca D’Amico. “You have to be careful.” D’Amico, a Drake student, plans to travel to Rome, Italy this spring semester. Even though D’Amico is nervous about being away from home and in a new place, she can’t help feeling excited. For D’Amico, going abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and that opportunity will be harder once she is out of school worrying about car payments or having a job back home in the states. With this and safety in mind, D’Amico has a plan for how she will stay safe as she goes abroad. “I plan on following the tips that Jen Hogan has given us,” D’Amico said. “Things like ‘Don’t carry a lot

of cash or your passport, only copies of your passport,’ and ‘Always be aware of your surroundings.’” When you are going to study aboard, you are responsible for yourself. Taking time to study and understand the culture you are going to be staying in can help not make you stick out. “In Rome, you have to dress conservatively,” said junior Erin Hassanzadeh. “It is a Catholic city, you need to keep your wardrobe in mind. Some of the people don’t like it if you wear shorts or tank tops. You have to be smart and be aware you will catch the hints and pick up on social cues quick.” Knowing enough language to get around is a big way to not stick out abroad. Also talking to other students who have traveled abroad can help you know different things about the country you wish to visit. In Spain, the way people dress is much more formal compared to the casual way we dress in the U.S. “Some of the Americans would dress very casual like they did back home,” said junior Scott LaWall. LaWall visited Spain and had asked a fellow who gave him a basic idea what to pack so that he didn’t stick out. “When they did, they would get weird looks on the subway and around from different people as we traveled, but I knew to dress nice so that helped,” LaWall said. It’s important to keep in mind basic advice like don’t go any-

where with strangers, familiarize yourself with local laws, avoid bad areas and not going off on your own are ways to stay safe in state and out of state. “I think that where ever you go you are taking risk,” said senior Emily Olson. Olson traveled to Kampala, Uganda. “But you are taking a risk going outside at night in the U.S. If you are smart and careful about it in most places you will be just fine.” For most of the college students this is a chance for them to see a whole new side of themselves. When you are off at college, you are on your own, but it’s in those moments — being in a whole new place with different people and surroundings — that you become an individual. “I plan to utilize the other students around me so that I’m not alone,” said first-year Stephanie Hohbein. She will be going to Rome this spring. “With a group of friends we can all figure things out together,” Hohbein said. Going abroad can be a worthwhile experience. It is a great way to open your eyes to different people and learn about their culture and how they live. “Definitely if you get the chance, go abroad,” Olson said. “Don’t let the safety issues be a road block. If you are cautious and pay attention to your surroundings, you will be just fine.”

Once they are set, use a sharp knife to cut the treats into around 20 2-inch bars. Then, serve and watch them disappear. These little confections are crunchy and chewy with the right amount of gingerbread spice — the perfect finale to any Thanksgiving dinner or fall party.

>>Yummy Rice Krispie recipe


Interested in writing for The TimesDelphic? Contact our staff: >> Editor-in-Chief, Lauren Horsch, at tdeditorinchief@ >> News Editor, Bailey Berg, at >> Features Editor, Kelly Tafoya, at tdfeatsoped@ >> Sports Editor, Taylor Soule, at tdsportsed@gmail. com ERIN HASSANZADEH (top) kisses Rome goodbye, where she studied abroad last spring. It’s important to pay attention to social cues such as dressing conservatively. Hassanzedah (below) poses next to the Roman Colloseum.




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PageFive Campus Event

Faculty recital showcases Brahms’ pieces Unusual instrument combo results in ‘cool,’ ‘beautiful’ performance Katie Ericson

Staff Writer

York, along with her performances in Italy, Mexico and Africa. McIntyre teaches the French horn at both Drake and Grinnell. Her degrees are from Indiana University-Bloomington where she studied with Myron Bloom, a dis-

Drake University hosts a wide range of recitals and musical events throughout the year. There are the jazz combos in the Turner Center, the musicals in the Performing Arts Hall and the “The piece is challenging student recitals in Sheslow Auditorium. Every so ofand beautiful and ten, though, Drake brings very Brahm-ish in the in more unusual performers. way he creates these On Wednesday, Nov. beautiful melodies and 14, Drake’s horn teaching artist Guinevere McIntyre accomplishments.” performed a recital of Johannes Brahms’ pieces — Guinevere Mcintyre, Drake professor with faculty from nearby Grinnell College, with Eugene Gaub on piano and Nancy McFarland-Gaub playing the violin. tinguished horn performer and A married performing couple, professor. She has worked with the Gaubs attended the Julliard many orchestras including the School before joining the staff at Charlotte Symphony, the Brazos Grinnell College. Gaub, associate Valley Symphony Orchestra, the professor of music, has performed South Arkansas Symphony and in Carnegie Hall in New York, in Viour own Des Moines Symphony enna, Salzburg and at New York’s Orchestra. Roycroft Chamber Music Festival. The trio performed two pieces Nancy, a Lecturer of Grinnell Colwritten by composer Johannes lege, has also done work in New

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Brahms — a popular composer from the 19th century. The group chose the Sonata for piano and violin in G Major, Opus 78 and the trio for piano, violin and horn, Opus 40. Though Brahms is considered a classic composer, the combination of piano, violin and French horn is an unusual one. Usually, a violin is accompanied by other strings, and a horn by other brass instruments. “It’s such a weird combo that sounds unexpectedly cool,” said first-year music business major Jeff Mooney. Indeed, few pieces are written for horn, violin and piano. However, this one has survived the years. “The piece is challenging and beautiful and very Brahm-ish in the way he creates these beautiful melodies and accompaniments,” McIntyre said. McIntyre performed this piece earlier in her years in Houston and chose to bring it back once more this fall. “It’s a lot of fun to play,” McIntyre said.

Recital Schedule >> Music Performances for the rest of the Fall semester Nov. 20 - Kyle Gordan, Trombone Nov. 27 - Saxophone Quartets Nov. 27 - Bryan Hummel, Percussion Nov. 29 - Chamber Music Recital Dec. 1 - Drake University Honor Band Festival Dec. 1 - Adam Meirink and Morgan Daniels , Theater Dec. 4 - Drake Orchestra Concert Dec. 5 - Combo Night Dec. 5 - Faculty Brass Quintet Dec. 6 - Drake Jazz Ensemble II Details for each recital can be found at: music21events.pdf

>>What are you thankful for this year?

compiled by Jade Sells Staff Writer

Kyle Tobin, sophomore

Adam Sickley, first-year

“I’m thankful for living in the USA!”

“This year I’m most thankful for all the memories and friends I have made coming to Drake.”

Julia Von Riesen, senior

Maren McGurran, sophomore

“I’m thankful for my family and friends that are always there to support me.”

“I am thankful for my wonderful friends and family and the (Minnesota) Vikings’ winning record.”

Brady Deprey, first-year

Morgan Daniels, junior

“I’m thankful that I get to go home and see my family over break.”

“I am thankful for the support of my family and friends.”

Check it out>>> Monday >Fun on the Ice >Brenton Skating Plaza >11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Tuesday >Beauty and the Beast >Civic Center of Greater Des Moines >7:30 p.m.

Wednesday >Des Moines Bucs vs. Waterloo >Des Moines Buccaneers Hockey Team >7 p.m.

Wednesday >Disney on Ice >Wells Fargo Arena >7 p.m.

<<<This week in DSM



NOV. 19, 2012 | Page 6

Sports Women’s Basketball

Bulldogs face first road test against UC Irvine Togetherness motivates Drake entering New Mexico tournament

Joel Venzke | staff photographer

REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE GUARD CARLY GRENFELL drives down the court during Drake’s exhibition victory over Quincy at the Knapp Center on Nov. 2. Ashley Beall

Staff Writer

Drake women’s basketball will take on the University of California, Irvine in its first game of the Aggie Hotel Encanto Thanksgiving Classic on Friday, Nov. 23 in Las Cruces, N.M. “It’s going to be our first road test. It’s always fun to see how a team can really get together and come together and go somewhere kind of different and kind of fun, and we really get to grow as a team and as a family,” said head coach Jennie Baranczyk. This is the first time the Bulldogs have participated in the tournament. In previous years, the team has travelled to Cancun and the Grand Canyon. This will also be the first time that many of its freshmen players have been away from home during Thanksgiving. “Because we’re going to be there during Thanksgiving, the coaches are doing a good job

of planning events. Like on Thursday, we are having a team Thanksgiving dinner, and fans are welcome to come to it,” said sophomore Kyndal Clark. “They’re really trying to put forth that effort and trying to find fun things for us to do so we can go out and experience something while we’re there.” With the tournament quickly approaching, the team has several goals it hopes to accomplish. “I remember my freshman year, that (being away from home) was a little hard. It starts to hit you, and you get a little homesick so us having that dinner and having some of our families there, and just being together will help. We’ll be a new family,” said junior Morgan Reid. We just want to play well as a team and have a lot more chemistry together.” The Anteaters own a 0-3 record after losing to Santa Clara, San Diego State and Nevada. In order to be successful, the Bulldogs need to work on pushing hard to achieve their objectives. “We need to keep continuing on our goals as far as rebounding, communication and specific


Injuries an unfortunate part of intramurals play

Thanksgiving break comes as a welcome relief before the chaos of finals. Thanksgiving is also a time for our intramurals athletes to rest before playoffs. Many participants comment on their physical exhaustion during this portion of the season. Athletes find that they can’t quite play the way they used to in high school. They are also finding that it takes longer for them to heal after they have injured themselves. Thankfully, the break will come as a relief to many of these sore athletes. This brings us to the point of this article. I’ve compiled a list of the most common injuries or illnesses that take place at intramurals.

Nausea: Nausea typically appears on Sundays during outdoor sports. I will always remember my freshman year officiating the All-University football championship. Unfortunately for the players of that game, the championship was played the day after Halloween. Half of the players arrived on the field in their costumes from the night before complaining of headaches and bright sunlight. One player came up to me and politely asked, “Can we have a designated throw-up area on the field?” Eventually each team pulled a garbage

can over to its bench in case of emergency. I implore you athletes: if you are going to throw up, please try to make it to the bathroom. If you throw up on intramural playing areas, it is my job as a supervisor to clean it up. Gross.

Joanie Barry Columnist

Broken fingers: Broken fingers are so common in intramurals that I supervised three fraternity football games where someone broke his finger this year. Two of these players continued to play while injured. I would like to remind participants that a supervisor’s job is to take care of the officials and the players during games. If you are hurt, wave us down, though preferably not with your bad hand.


Torn ACL: OK, this might not be the most common intramural injury, but when it happens, it’s a big deal. A torn ACL is something I would not wish on my worst enemy. Please alert a supervisor immediately. We have a responsibility to you as a player to help you when you’re injured. If that means we call an ambulance for you or give you a shoulder to cry on while you wait, we will do it. All athletes know that injuries are a part of sports. Many times the injuries we get at intramurals are minor. Each scrape, bruise and bloody nose serves as badges of honor. They show everyone that you laid yourself out for your team. If you get hurt, be proud! (Except if you do something like tear your ACL — that would suck.) It’s proof of your dedication to intramurals. Also, you will notice that a black-and-blue bruise is the perfect accessory for an intramural champion shirt.

Barry is a junior radio-television and secondary education double major and can be reached at joan.

communication and continue working on getting all our flaws out,” Clark said. Winning the tournament will be a challenge since the Bulldogs have to play back-to-back days without a day of rest in between, a pace they typically only face in the conference tournament. “Since we have a lot of newcomers, it’s not something we’re really used to, and that’s something that comes for us later in the season, and we just need to get our bodies ready and mentally ready also,” Reid said. Depending on whether or not the Bulldogs are able to beat UC Irvine, they will face George Mason (2-0) or New Mexico State (1-1) on Saturday, Nov. 24. “We need to continue to do the little things because that is what will make us better,” Clark said. “I think we’re going to be the best team (there).” The Bulldogs took on Illinois at Chicago yesterday at the Knapp Center. Results from that game will be available in the next issue of The TimesDelphic.

Coming up in sports Men’s Basketball NOV. 22 @ California 10:30 p.m. Women’s Basketball NOV. 23 vs UC Irvine 3:30 p.m. Women’s Basketball NOV. 27 @ Iowa State 7 p.m. Men’s Basketball NOV. 30 @ Nevada 9 p.m. Women’s Basketball DEC. 02 vs Chicago State 2:05 p.m. Men’s Basketball DEC. 05 vs St. Mary’s 7:05 p.m.



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Drake’s late comeback falls short at Detroit Eduardo Tamez Zamarripa

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The men’s basketball squad rallied back from a 14-point deficit on Saturday but saw its comeback attempt come up short as it fell to Detroit (2-1) 85-79 on the road. Drake (1-1) was led by redshirt senior Jordan Clarke, who finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds on 6-of-7 shooting. Down 76-62 with four minutes left to play, the Bulldogs went on a 17-5 run that included a pair of 3-pointers from Clarke and senior Ben Simons to pull within two points with 46 seconds remaining. With the shot clock winding down, Horizon League Preseason Player of the Year Ray McCallum knocked down a jumper from the top of the key with 13 seconds left to clinch the victory for Detroit. McCallum finished with 20 points, five assists and three rebounds. “I thought we had a great three minutes of basketball there at the end, the unfortunate thing was we didn’t play very well throughout the game,” said head coach Mark Phelps in a Drake athletics press release. “At the end of the day we had too many turnovers and didn’t make our free throws. Our guys really battled the last three minutes, and we were a (Ray) McCallum shot away from getting the ball back with a chance to tie or win it. We’re going to learn from this and move forward and be a better team.” Simons finished the game with 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting and three rebounds. Fifth-year senior Chris Hines made his season debut after having missed Drake’s season opener. Hines finished with 14 points and four rebounds. Throughout the game, scoring was not the problem for Drake. The Bulldogs shot 49.1 percent from the field and shot a solid 7-of-18 from behind the arc. However, Drake turned

the ball over 18 times and only went 18-of-30 from the charity stripe. In addition to that, Drake struggled to slow down an athletic Detroit team that was picked to finish second in the Horizon this season. The Titans shot 45.9 percent from the field and did a better job of making their free throws, going 23-of-31. Detroit outrebounded Drake 37-34. Drake went into the break trailing 42-35. After Detroit took a 55-46 lead with 14:37 remaining, the Bulldogs responded with a 9-0 run highlighted by a Simons 3-pointer to tie it up. Detroit responded with a 13-0 run that included a pair of dunks to emphatically reclaim the lead. It wasn’t until Drake’s late 17-5 run that the Bulldogs came close to stealing a game on the road against a tough opponent. Drake got great production from its bench, outscoring the Titans 25-6 in that department. Leading that effort was Hines and freshman Joey King, who contributed eight points. Redshirt junior Seth VanDeest chipped in with 10 points and six rebounds, while junior Richard Carter added 10 points and four assists but turned the ball over five times. Detroit also got excellent production out of forwards Doug Anderson and Nick Minnerath. Anderson finished with 26 points and 10 rebounds on 10-of-12 shooting, including a perfect 3-of-3 from long distance. Minnerath added 16 points and nine rebounds. The Bulldogs will continue their challenging non-conference schedule on Thursday when they take on California in the opening game of the DIRECTV Classic in Anaheim, Calif. Tipoff on ESPN2 is scheduled for 10:30 p.m. The outcome of that game will determine whether Drake takes on Georgia Tech or Rice in its next game.

Joel Venzke | staff photographer

REDSHIRT SENIOR JORDAN CLARKE defends against William Jewell on Nov. 10.

Back to the thirties Wichita State drops Volleyball

Drake in season finale

A lot has changed since Drake last won backto-back championships in 1931-32. Check out the changes in gas prices, the cost of a new car, leadership and movies.

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$18,120 President


Herbert Hoover

Barack Obama

Top five movies

The Bulldogs saw their 2012 campaign come to a halt on Saturday as Wichita State swept Drake 3-0 (25-16, 25-20, 25-21) in Wichita, Kan. Drake finishes 2012 with a 4-14 record against Missouri Valley Conference foes en route to a 5-24 overall ledger, ranking eighth in the conference. Despite a disappointing finish, head coach Tony Sunga praised the young Bulldogs’ strides. “We are ready to move forward, and I know we are ready to make some more big steps in the spring,” Sunga said in a Drake athletics press release. “We gained some valuable experience this year and we will get stronger, faster and that much older. We learned a lot, gained more confidence, which you need in a tough conference like ours, but there is no fear now. I’m excited for the future with this team.”

Though Drake bid two seniors farewell on Saturday, the Bulldogs return 10 players in 2013. Seniors Bentley Mancini and Jadranka Tramosljanin concluded their Drake careers on Saturday. Tramosljanin recorded five kills and six digs against the Shockers. Mancini has been out with a torn ACL the last two weeks. Freshmen middle blockers Cassie Effken and Katie Dulek paced Drake’s offensive attack on Saturday as each tallied eight kills. “Our middles stepped up and opened up things on the outside for our hitters,” Sunga said. The Shockers held Drake to just .200 hitting. Drake dropped a 3-1 decision (25-11, 22-25, 25-19, 25-16) against Missouri State on Friday in Springfield, Mo. Sophomore outside hitter Erin Roggenburg registered a careerhigh 12 kills to lead the Bulldogs. Missouri State finished in sixth place in the MVC, two spots ahead of Drake.

Top five movies

“Freaks” “The Sign of the Cross” “The Mummy” “Surface” “Lady with a Past”

“The Avengers” “The Dark Knight Rises” “The Hunger Games” “The Woman in Black” “Brave”

Sources: NCAA, U.S. Department of Energy, Internet Movie Database

Jordan Eggleston | staff photographer

FRESHMEN KATIE DULEK AND SHELBY DAUM jump to block a hit against Missouri Valley Conference rival Indiana State on Nov. 10.



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Drake takes back-to-back PFL championships

FIFTH-YEAR SENIOR QUARTERBACK MIKE PIATKOWSKI prepares to throw a pass against Pioneer Football League rival Jacksonville on Saturday.

Top Offensive Performers Receiving* Rushing* TDs Gary Scott Jr. 14 45 2 Jake Underwood 0 44 0 Kevin Marshall 110 0 1 Joey Orlando 61 0 1

DRAKE HEAD COACH CHRIS CREIGHTON huddles with his team during Drake’s 32-29 victory over Jacksonville on Saturday. The Bulldogs used a late comeback to take their second consecutive Pioneer Football League title.

*Total yards

SENIOR NICK ROSA looks for cues against Jacksonville on Saturday during the Bulldogs’ 32-29 victory over Pioneer Football League foe Jacksonville.

DRAKE FOOTBALL PLAYERS smile after Saturday’s victory over Pioneer Football League rival Jacksonville. The Bulldogs beat Jacksonville 32-29 to take their second consecutive PFL title.

HEAD COACH CHRIS CREIGHTON embraces senior Trey Morse after the Bulldogs’ PFL championship victory.

DRAKE FOOTBALL PLAYERS high five fans after their 32-29 win over PFL rival Jacksonville on Saturday in Jacksonville.

THE DRAKE OFFENSIVE LINE prepares to take on the Jacksonville defensive line on Saturday in Jacksonville.

SENIOR NICK ROSA tries to ward off Jacksonville’s defense on Saturday. Rosa finished with 46 receiving yards.

SENIOR TREY MORSE looks for a cue in Saturday’s 32-29 victory over Pioneer Football League rival Jacksonville.

SOPHOMORE GARY SCOTT JR. is brought down by Tre Davis during Drake’s 32-29 win over PFL rival Jacksonville. courtesy of Drake Athletics

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