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THE TIMES-DELPHIC The weekly student newspaper of Drake University

Vol. 134 | No. 15 |Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015




Students voice concerns regarding the new student startup business, Make Your Mark. Critics say that while it has excellent intentions, they worry about the effect the ‘Buy One, Give One’ model has in underdeveloped countries | Read more on page 4.

With the popularity of the book trilogy by E.L. James and the release of the first film this past Friday, “Fifty Shades of Grey” has made its mark on America. However, there are just as many opponents to the trilogy as supporters. | Read more on page 9.

Caitlin Ingle has been added to the shortlist of basketball players across the NCAA for the Nancy Lieberman Award, an award given to the best point guard in the nation. Ingle leads the MVC with an average of 7.1 assists per game. | Read more on page 11.


Are all professors created equal? Sarah Fulton Relays Editor @fultonsarah5

Female faculty at Drake University are making up to 12 percent less on average than their male colleagues. The 2012-2013 data provided by Drake to the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) shows that the average wage discrepancy increases as women move up in the ranks. Assistant professors are paid four percent less, amounting to a difference of around $400. Associate professors make 11 percent less, a difference of $2,500. Full-time professors make 12 percent less for a yearly difference of $13,500. “I am not saying that there is a nefarious intent there but the outcome is real,” sociology professor Darcie Vandergrift said. “In the day that those data are handed out it does feel like ‘oh my work is less valued than men’s work’.”

Availability of data Vandergrift said that information has been distributed three times since she joined Faculty Senate. Several faculty expressed frustration that this information is not widely available or being discussed. “I was aware that these are national trends,” marketing professor Radostina Purvanova said. “I was never aware this was true at Drake. That information should be more publicly available so that female professors can have more of a voice.” Sociology professor Michael Haedicke echoed Purvanova’s statement. “I do not think there is much broad discussion about gender inequality in pay,” Haedicke said. “There is the beginning of the discussion, but not a full


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AVERAGE FACULTY PAY BY GENDER conversation. One thing that would need to happen would be for the information to be widely available.” President of Student Activists for Gender Equality Samantha Brenner was also unaware of the pay discrepancy. “I actually have not heard much about it and we have not really talked that much about it at SAGE,” Brenner said. “Our last discussion of the year is women in economics so we will, I assume, talk a lot about that. However, I would not necessarily think to include Drake.” Since Drake is a private institution, the university is not


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required to release faculty salary information. However, many feel that data directly from the university would help find the cause behind the pay gap. “Every year those numbers demonstrate inequality in pay,” Vandergrift said. “The interesting question is why that is. We have not had anyone bring answers to those questions to Faculty Senate.” Director of Institutional Research Kevin Saunders said that Drake is more focused on aggregate date. Though his office does not deal directly with faculty salary information, he did say that the AAUP findings merit further analysis. “The short answers is that people are not blind to your questions,” Saunders said. “It is a sensitive topic and a lot of factors that contribute. My perception is that when you look at those graphs it raises a question. Anytime that the question is raised it is important to take that next step.” The next step for many faculty is finding what causes the pay disparity.

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One cause of the pay gap could be the large number of men in higher paying fields of study. The majority of full time faculty, 45 percent, are male. They also represent the majority in the highest paying fields like law and business. “When you are going off of an average a single high or low number can influence the average,” Saunders said. “Let’s imagine that there is a handful of really high paid faculty members who are also male. They are going to tend to pull that up.“ The three highest paid faculty members for the 2010-2011 school year were all male, according to the 2011 tax-exempt form filed by the university. However, women are the majority in the college of

pharmacy and health sciences. While Vandergrift agrees that field disparity may cause the pay gap, she is not ready to accept it as the sole reason. “While some factors may appear to be individual, due to individual choices, like what field you go into or taking parental leave,” Vandergrift said. “The social organization of everyday life impacts the way people make choices.”

Haedicke believes that the trend is well documented nationally. “Within my department the service obligations are distributed,” Haedicke said. “There are far more female and our department is chaired by a female. Service obligations are not just handed down. It is a question of if male faculty members find it easier to say no.”

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A survey conducted by LinkedIn showed that while 40 percent of men felt comfortable negotiating starting salary, only 26 percent of women felt comfortable. Several female professors said that they did not negotiate their salary when hired at Drake. “When women are offered a salary they may feel less comfortable negotiating for a higher salary,” Perrine said. “Due to socialization, a lot of women do not have the option or think it casts an unfavorable light. Women would prefer to be liked rather than ask for what they want or need.” Haedicke said that he did feel comfortable negotiating his starting salary but that there was not much room for discussion. “I did, but Drake does not provide a lot of opportunity for negotiation,” Hadicke said. “There are really few things that people can negotiate.” Purvanova said that she also felt comfortable but was unsuccessful in her attempt. “I was not afraid that negotiating my starting salary was going to hurt me in any kind of way,” Purvanova said. “Maybe I was more willing to at least try the process because I know of the research that shows that women sell themselves short and are not willing to negotiate. I did not want to fall into that pattern. At least I tried.”

She believes that other factors like the distribution of service work also plays a role. “You look at who gets the services awards, women are much more represented there,” Vandergrift said. “When you look at the tenure and promotion criteria, scholarship is something that is a clear and extremely important.” Due to time constraints, English Professor Jennifer Perrine believes it is harder for a professor to excel in areas more highly valued by the university when they are involved in service work. “Generally you have to be regarded as excellent in all of those areas: teaching, scholarship and service,” Perrine said. “For women, female faculty are given or take on cumbersome service obligations and committee appointments whose effects are often not as tangible as teaching evaluations or having research published.” The reasons why women are involved in more service work vary. Vandergrift believes that women are viewed as more naturally “nurturing”. Perrine believes it has to due with rank. “Those people (full professors) in general are not going to be delighted to do cumbersome service work when they can pass it to untenured faculty,” Perrine said. “(Women) can also propagate it once we get tenure.” Of the 170 tenured professors at Drake, 101 are male. However,

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Feb. 18, 2015


Audience of 730 welcomes Vice President Joe Biden

Students line up at 6:30 a.m. and brave freezing temperatures







1. VICE PRESIDENT Joe Biden speaks to a crowded Sheslow Auditorium about economic policies. 2. THREE DRAKE STUDENTS were selected to ask Biden questions during his Q & A segment following the speech. 3. STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT Joey Gale introduced the vice president and presented him with a customized Drake University T-shirt following his speech. 4. PRESIDENT DAVID MAXWELL introduced the former Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court and coordinator of the Harkin Institute, Masha Ternus. PHOTOS BY ALLISON TREBACZ | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Jessica Lynk Copy Editor @jessmlynk

Not many people can say that Vice President Joe Biden left a voicemail for their mom. After this morning, senior Public Relations and Politics double major Kayla Day can. “I’m here with Kayla at Drake and she said ‘Mom won’t believe I was with you.’ She is with me. It was great meeting her. I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to meet you. It is such a great school,” Biden said in the voicemail. After lining up at 6:30 a.m. in freezing temperatures, Day got

front row seats to see Biden speak at Drake University. “Not going to lie, that was a dream come true,” Day said. This was the last thing Biden did before going backstage after his speech in Sheslow Auditorium last Thursday. The Harkin Institute, Student Senate and the political science department sponsored the event. Seven hundred and thirty people sat in the auditorium, with an additional 100 people watching the streamed broadcast in Levitt Hall. His speech focused on how the economic policies President Barack Obama’s administration started will propel our country forward. “We are destined to be the

leading country of the 21st century, if we act wisely,” Biden said. Biden touched on economics, but he also took up topics that connected to students. “Not one of us would be standing here if we had not gotten help to get to college,” Biden said, describing what his wife or First Lady Michelle Obama said to Biden and Obama the night they got reelected. “That’s why we think it is important to invest in education,” Biden said. He then connected back to the community college proposal that Obama proposed on Jan. 9. After the speech, Biden shook hands and talked to students. For politics and sociology

double major, Jackie Heymann, that stood out. “The entire time I just keep thinking we are so fortunate to live in a country where this is actually a possibility, where politicians do come to talk to college students, where they come that close to us and we really do feel like we have access to the politicians,” Heymann said. The speech did more than just touch on economic policies and education. It attracted attention to Drake, and Iowa itself. “I think it is an opportunity to get a national level focus to Drake University.” Frank Cownie, the mayor of Des Moines, said. “The media attention that this will draw, just looking at the cameras that are sitting here, to not only

the vice president, but Drake University is right there across America. Lots of people know that not only Drake University, but Des Moines and Iowa are the center of discussions going around about national policy and the future of America.” President David Maxwell believes this speech opens up the possibility for more political figures in the 2016 Iowa caucus. “We have expectations that the campus will see every single candidate from both parties at one point or another,” Maxwell said. “It is highly likely that we will be hosting one round of the republican and democratic debates, so I think this is part of a build up to it.”


Measles outbreak at Disneyland sparks vaccination discussion Jessica Lynk Copy Editor @jessmlynk

In wake of a Disneyland measles outbreak, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has reported 121 cases of the measles since January. The outbreak has caused concern throughout the nation, but also at Drake University. Kathryn Marwitz, a third year pharmacy student at Drake and Patient Care Vice President for the American Pharmacist Association- Academy of Student Pharmacists, sees the danger in this. “Measles is extremely, extremely, extremely contagious if you are not vaccinated,” Marwitz said. “If you are vaccinated, there is no chance at all, so it goes both ways. It is super contagious. If someone on your first year floor

gets sick with measles and you don’t have the vaccine, then you’ll probably get sick.” Although the disease is contagious, Drake requires students to be vaccinated. According to Health Center Family Nurse Practitioner Janet Fink, very few students waive out of vaccinations for various reasons, including health or religious reasons. “We have a good immunization rate,” Fink said. “We require them [students] to have two MMRs, which is measles, mumps and rubella, and if they don’t have two that they can verify, we can give them immunizations here at the clinic. If they are older or are graduate students coming back, and can’t find those records, we can always draw a titer to make sure they are immune, instead of giving them more vaccines.” Students are also required to take a tuberculosis screening. If they answer yes to any of the questions, they will be tested for

tuberculosis. Being vaccinated not only affects little children and those immunocompromised, but it may affect the profession students choose to go into.

“My goal in the spring is to raise awareness about immunizations that you might need if you go on a spring break trip.” Kathryn Marwitz, Third-year Pharmacy Student

“Students should know if they are vaccinated or not. It is important to know your status on that. We have education majors on campus who are going to schools, we have health science and pharmacy students who are

in the clinic studying all the time, so those people should definitely be vaccinated,” Marwitz said. Marwitz works in the community and at Drake to promote awareness about vaccinations. Marwitz, along with the Drake chapter of the American Pharmacy Association, goes to health fairs and the Des Moines Farmer’s Market in order to spread the word of the health benefits of vaccinations. This spring, she hopes to educate students about possible diseases they could contract during spring break. “My goal in the spring is to raise awareness about immunizations that you might need if you go on a spring break trip,” Marwitz said. “If you are going to Asia, you might have the threat of contracting Hepatitis A. So just kind of reminding students that if you are traveling, you should go get this vaccination.” Although Marwitz works with

Drake students, she finds greater influence in the community. “We’ll do a little bit more awareness out in the community because I think it is slightly more valuable for other vaccinations, though the flu is huge here, so that is our promotion on campus: go get your flu shot, we’ll give it to you, etcetera.” Marwitz said. Fink hopes that through the Disneyland outbreak, people in the community and throughout the world can see the importance in getting vaccinated. “Hopefully it is a wake up call for people, and will make them think twice and will make them take their child to get vaccinated,” Fink said. For Marwitz, getting vaccinated is a no-brainer because it helps those around students. “When in doubt, go get vaccinated,” Marwitz said. “If you care about the people around you, go get vaccinated.”

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Feb. 18, 2015


Non-profit record label launching Hannah Keisker Staff Writer @hkeisker

The Des Moines Social Club (DSMSC) is partnering with Drake University to launch a nonprofit record label in April. The label is called Station 1 and will give students hands-on experience to learn the process of the music industry. This will begin as a January term class in 2016 and could turn into a major or concentration, depending on the popularity of the course. Tobi Parks works for Sony Music in New York as the Director of Copyright for Columbia Records and Epic Records. She conceived the idea of a record label after she and her partner decided they wanted to move to a quieter city to raise their children. She reached out Zach Mannheimer, the executive director of the DSMSC. Mannheimer said there’s a lot of musical talent in Des Moines, but not a lot of options for musicians. He wants to use Station 1 to keep young people in the area by offering them exciting career opportunities. Parks said students would get more action at Station 1 than at an internship for a large music corporation. She said students’

ideas would be put into action and could really formulate how the label runs. “The genesis of this came out of collaboration and out of a sense of community, and I know that Drake is such a huge part of Des Moines and is such a big part of the overall community that it seemed like a natural fit,” Parks said. Carlyn Crowe, visiting assistant professor and internship coordinator at Drake, was contacted by Parks in search of interns for the label. Although the curriculum hasn’t fully been decided, the course or concentration would include an interdisciplinary education between multiple schools at Drake. Classes for the concentration would include studies in public relations, promotions, marketing, recording audio and business classes to study how to financially organize a company. Parks said there’s not a lot of overlap between business, journalism and music students. “This would be a magnet to bring all of those different elements together so you can have cross-collaboration across different schools and business areas,” Parks said. Mannheimer said the ultimate goal is for Station 1 to help make Des Moines a cultural mecca. He said the music scenes in cities

like Austin, Portland and Seattle helped bolster their economy. “I think Station 1 has the ability to jumpstart that. It can’t do it alone, but it could do it in concert with a whole lot of other things,” Mannheimer said. Parks said the DSMSC plans to raise money for the nonprofit label through fundraising and donations. They also received a grant for Station 1. The partnership with Drake will help solve staffing problems to counteract the low budget of the organization. The label currently has three bands signed to it: Holy White Hounds, MAIDS and Fields Division. Parks said an important aspect of Station 1 is educating the band members. Then, they understand what they’re getting into and can make smart business decisions. “The idea of doing a record label where it’s focused basically just on the artist and building the artist and building the culture and art scene of a city is way different than focusing on the bottom line of a corporation,” Parks said. Crowe said she has asked people about their thoughts on the label and no one has had anything negative to say. “It’s something new and different. There are not a lot of other places, certainly not in this area, that are doing anything like it,” Crowe said.

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Drake among list of Iowa schools with gender gap in faculty wages National trends Drake does fall into a pattern. The AAUP survey showed the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa all had wage disparity between different gendered faculty members. However, these trends do not satisfy all Drake professors. “I am quite disappointed that these national trends are true at Drake,” Purvanova said.” That is not what the university claims to stand for. We supposedly stand for equality, for inclusivity. The pay disparity really does not live up to those high standards.”

Need for change While money is not a consistently great motivator, Purovanova said, it can be a very effective demotivator. “Drake is lucky that this type of information is not publicly available,” Purvanova said. “I would say that 99.9 percent of faculty are completely unaware of this information. If you are not aware you cannot be motivated or demotivated by it.” Yet, money is not the ultimate goal. “My point is that it is not about the number of dollars that you take home, Purvanova said. “It is that

you are treated as a second-class citizen.” “I would feel more valued as a faculty if I knew that Drake felt like as an institution it needed to be vigilant about this issue,” Vandergrift said. Perrine said that any change would need to start with an inspection of the numbers. “At a more institutional level, some more efforts being made to look at the numbers,” Perrine said. “For administrators who are approving salaries and raises looking at what they are offering.” Brenner recommends that students voice their opinions. “We have students here, who are paying tuition to go here and who therefore kind of have a say in what happens here,” Brenner said. “If people want to start a grassroots effort to change this it can happen. Other campuses have proved things like this work.” A place to hear opinions on the subject is what Haedicke recommends. “Conversations require collective energy, a place for people to have conversations, people who are invested,” Haedicke said. “That energy is invested elsewhere.”


Senate grants request from St. Kate’s church for retreat Beth LeValley Staff Writer @bethlevalley

The Student Senate approved two funding requests from organizations on campus. The Senate approved St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Student Center’s plans to hold a two night Koinonia Retreat at the St. Thomas Retreat Center in Penora, Iowa. Because of recent renovations at St. Kate’s church, the student center was approved for a $2,372 request. The retreat plans to send around 40 students for the weekend to live in cabin-like atmosphere. Students attending will contribute $25 for food and other accommodations.

“There’s a national conversation about debt going on, and there are statistics that the more information students are given, the better off they are.” Sentwali Bakari Dean of Students

“I love that you’re creating your own retreat,” Sen. Ben Verhasselt said. “Often times we send people away to other conferences, but I’m glad you’re keeping something close to home, and I’m excited to see what you bring back.” The Student Senate also approved a request from the Student College of Clinical Pharmacy to bring Dr. William Evans to campus on March 12. Evans was a pharmacist at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in the 1980s. He is the former director and CEO of St. Jude’s Hospital and in the top one percent of scientific authors of the world. The Senate was surprised to learn that Evans is not charging a speaking fee. However, the

college is requesting only $749 for transportation and lodging costs. “You are so passionate and so well-spoken, and I think I am not the only one that agrees with this,” Sen. Krysta Thomason said. Dean of Students Sentwali Bakari also joined the Student Senate meeting on Thursday. He had mentioned in an earlier meeting a goal to produce a online course about sexual assault before fall registration, which happens at the end of March. This will be pushed back until next fall, during the spring class registration. “We were looking to hold fall registration until students took it,” Bakari said. “We decided it would be rushed to have it done well, and we want to make sure it’s done properly.” Bakari also mentioned there are prizes listed on the student services webpage for those taking the financial literacy program. This program will educate students about student loans, banking, credit cards and other crucial financial information. “There’s a national conversation about debt going on, and there are statistics that the more information students are given, the better off they are,” Bakari said. President Joey Gale thanked the Senate for their support during Vice President Joe Biden’s visit. Vice President of Student Life Josh Duden reiterated those words, referencing Vice President Biden. “Joe Biden never said anything bad about another Republican.,” Duden said. “He complimented them and said they were wonderful people to work with. I think we can translate that to Senate. Even though we may disagree, we can still get lunch afterwards and think we’re good people.” Duden also explained his goal to restructure the Senate. The Senate will discuss this more in detail at a later date, but he hopes to create subcommittees that oversee certain aspects of campus. “This allows us to be supportive of one another,” Duden said. “We’ll be able to leave a legacy at Drake University.”







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Feb. 18, 2015


Questions raised about one-for-one startup business Students voice concerns about global impact of Make Your Mark On Jan. 19, four Drake students launched an ambitious startup business called Make Your Mark. The company was featured in the Times-Delphic, and has gained substantial publicity within the Drake community. The project surely has good intentions, but as many international development experts have noted, good intentions don’t always matter. Make Your Mark is similar to the one-for-one model, in which purchasing a backpack will theoretically “guarantee the education of a child in a developing nation.” A child gets an education, and you get to feel great about yourself and your new backpack. Clearly it’s a win-win for everyone, right? Not quite. The complications of traditional aid can be illustrated by numerous organizations, but TOMS shoes perhaps has the most parallels to Make Your Mark. While TOMS was also started with very noble intentions, their business model does not address the disparate root causes of poverty in the various developing nations they operate in. Rather, TOMS needs poor children without shoes in order to keep selling shoes. TOMS has since adjusted their model. They sell eyewear, serve

as a marketplace place for nongovernmental organizations’s to sell local products and they recently built a manufacturing site in Haiti. Regardless, TOMS’ initial illeducated impact resulted from a lack of deep, local knowledge and a critical understanding of development. When a child or person is simply handed a good or service, it takes away from the demand of that product or service. Oftentimes, this takes a job away from a community member. TOMS came to this realization, and has since started manufacturing shoes in countries where they distribute, starting with Haiti. This investment has boosted Haiti’s economy and empowered communities. What’s the important lesson here? Outside intervention, especially from the Western world, can sometimes do more harm than good. Development projects cannot succeed without local understanding, partnerships and empowerment. We fear this is exactly where Make Your Mark may be making a similar mistake. The organization repeatedly reports on their media sites that it wishes to work in Africa, and has singled out Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso and Uganda simply for their low literacy rates. Despite any solidified plans

to operate on the continent, MYM contributes to the all-toocommon white savior complex by stating its wishes to “save” Africa, thus perpetuating the stereotype that Africa needs to be saved. While aspiring to improve our world and achieve educational equality is an admirable goal, it establishes a problematic power dynamic between those offering help and those receiving help. It also fails to acknowledge global, political and economic systems that sustain inequality. We do not intend to demean or discourage our fellow students from philanthropic or humanitarian efforts. Rather, we challenge you to seek understanding before you seek to help. We challenge you to learn before making promises such as the eradication of poverty and the guarantee of an education. We challenge you to think critically about the way you are representing Africa, Belize and the other communities you wish to work in. We challenge you to approach global educational inequality from a position of solidarity and human dignity, not charity. Some critics, such as Dambisa Moyo, author of “Dead Aid,” believe that traditional aid should be cut out entirely. Moyo’s belief comes from the idea that governments should seek

money from financial markets, and banks and companies should invest in these developing communities, not always simply give them handouts. Organizations such as Kiva, Acumen and the Grameen Bank are pursuing poverty alleviation with similar ideologies and models. While others believe in the educated dispersal of cold hard cash, the dispersal must be through the collaboration of local understanding. The model set up by Drake’s very own Make Your Mark reflects a similar misunderstanding where so many have gone wrong. MYM aims to allow for their partners to dictate where the money needs to be spent, rather than the imperialistic path that has been so popular in the past. As Joy Sun spells out in her October 2014 TED talk, cash can often be the most effective form of aid. Local people themselves know how best to use resources. While the world of development is fraught with complications, one thing is for certain: Western solutions do not work for non-Western problems. Next time you think of jumping on the charity bandwagon, we urge you to not just buy, but to understand. We ask you to consider thinking about where your

dollars and shoes are really going. Understand the implications of your actions. Realize that you are a contributor to the world, big or small. As college students and global citizens, we have a responsibility to the world. We are the next generation. Allow yourselves to use your education for good. Take the beautiful opportunity you were given in the form of a higher education and make a positive mark on the world.

Madeline Goebel Staff Writer (left) @mad_gabzz

McKenzie Leier Staff Writer (right) @McKenzieMML


Opinions welcomed, respected Well, you’re reading this column, so you must be somewhat curious about what other people think. That’s good. Everyone should have an opinion, and everyone’s opinion should be respected. We tend to discredit people who do not agree with us. But it is rare that we will actually ask why someone trusts an opinion contrary to ours. Many times someone will have a good reason for their opinion. For example, whenever I go eat with my friends, they always desire food from Quad. I normally desire food from Hubbell. We could start insulting each other about the inferiority of the other’s opinion, or we could discuss why we feel the way we do. Turns out I think Hubbell provides a more eclectic and plentiful choice of food, whereas Quad satisfies more of my friends’ cravings. We should both respect each other’s feelings on this matter (or go eat separately). I think this should be applied to all aspects of opinion sharing. Some people believe in a God. Some do not. But insulting each other does not change whether or not a God exists. Instead, discussing reasons for that belief will always prove more productive. Humans are the only beings intelligent enough to express complex opinions. The only

creatures with enough knowledge to contemplate the implications of subjects as deep as Quad vs. Hubbell, or God vs. no God. It is a waste of time to write off someone’s thoughts without considering them first. No, you probably will not be swayed away from your (totally right) opinion, but you will show honor to others, and build up a better intellectual community around you. Here, at Drake, you are allowed to have an opinion. You’re allowed to have a weird opinion. But for the sake of sophistication and openmindedness, respect everyone else’s. Safe to say, if you respect my opinion on this, then you will probably respect everyone else’s.

Hudson Webber Staff Writer MAKE YOUR MARK, a startup business run by four Drake students, aims to do good around the world by selling backpacks. The company’s goals have recently come under fire by other students. PHOTO COURTESY OF SAM FATHALLAH

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Feb. 18, 2015



Beware of too much ‘stranger danger’ “Fifty shades” of great Writer praises new film

Technology is taking over society whether we accept it or not. When most people hear that, all they can think about is an evil villain taking over our world and poisoning our minds: brainwashing, if you will. But while most are quick to assume that the Internet is dangerous, they become blind to the benefits. Internet dating is a term not fully embraced in our modern society. Many people respond with “that’s so dangerous” or “it’s not how people are supposed to find love.” What I’m here to tell you is that this isn’t “The Notebook.” Some guy named Noah is not going to walk up to you and ask you to dance. People are far too used to hiding behind their computer screens and texting their true feelings to one another. So tell me this: If people are “supposed” to be meeting organically, why aren’t they? A study was published in a UChicagoNews article that said, “More than a third of marriages between 2005 and 2012 began online, according to new research at the University of Chicago, which also found that online

couples have happier, longer marriages.” Online dating is vastly becoming the next gooey love story we read about in books and watch in movies. In a society where everyone is becoming more and more antisocial because of the Internet anyway, why not use it to our advantage? And for those who say its dangerous and are worried about meeting a creepy guy, I won’t deny that its true, but aren’t those creepy guys roaming the streets too? You could meet him as he’s hitting on you in line at the grocery store. But instead of kindly denying him to his face, you kindly deny him over a chat. A survey conducted by Princeton and reported by said, “59 percent of all Internet users agree with the statement that “online dating is a good way to meet people. This is a 15-point increase from the 44 percent who said so in 2005.” More and more people are beginning to adopt Internet dating as a real way to connect with someone. This article is not meant to say everyone should always meet

their significant other over the Internet. It is meant to uphold all the good that these sites provide for us that we don’t utilize enough. Meeting the love of your life over the Internet does not mean that your love is any less real than a couple’s love who met in person. In the end, it really shouldn’t matter if you met your spouse as he saved you from a burning building or as he began chatting with you online about your common interests. Love is love whether it’s organic or through that 13 by 15 inch screen on your desk.

Emily Bagg Staff Writer @bagg_em


Deeper than pompoms and spirit To many people, cheerleading isn’t considered a sport and, as a cheerleader, I agree with them. There are several qualifications that must be met in order for an activity to be considered a sport and cheerleading does not meet these requirements. According to the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators this is what the definition of a sport is: • “A physical activity which involves propelling a mass through space or overcoming the resistance of a mass.” • “Contesting” or competing against/with an opponent.” • “Governed by the rules which explicitly define the time, space and purpose of the contest and the conditions under which a winner is declared.” • “Acknowledged primary purpose of the competition is a comparison of the relative skills of the participants.” While cheerleading meets the first requirement, it does not meet the rest. There is no game that can be won, as cheerleaders are providing support for those that are playing in a game. People may argue that competitive cheer does meet all of the requirements, because of the competitive aspect. And in that case, then yes, cheerleading would be considered a sport. But, that is not the type of cheer that I am referring to. That

is not what most people think of when they think of cheerleading. When I say that I do not think cheerleading is a sport, I am saying I do not believe that “spirit squads” meet the definition. These squads provide support and promote school spirit through performances. However, saying that cheerleading is not a sport does not mean that cheerleaders cannot be considered athletes. I am well into my sixth year of cheerleading and I can say that I believe this activity can be harder than some other sports because of the physical requirements. How easy is it for someone to lift a girl completely above their head, hold them there for a significant amount of time and catch them before they hit the ground? It certainly isn’t as easy as it is made to look. All teams are different, but they are all working hard toward a goal. Just because one football team is not as good as another does not mean that those on the bad team aren’t considered athletes. I have been on squads where we had our own hell week that started before sunrise and our warm up was a two-mile timed run. I’ve had practices that consisted of having to do our routines full out (meaning throw every stunt, jump, tumbling pass, and smile) for hours until we did

everything perfectly. It gets a lot harder to smile the fifth or sixth time through. I’ve seen girls happier to hit a new stunt or get a new tumbling skill than when teams win games. We can be just as invested in our squad as other athletes are in their teams. So, while cheerleading may not be considered a sport, cheerleaders are athletes. Next time someone tries to say that all we do is wave pompons around on the sidelines, I’ll make sure to ask them to lift me up, hold it for a while, toss me high enough to spin completely around and then catch me. Because then people might give cheerleaders a little more respect.

Lex Adelman Staff Writer @lex_adelman

As someone who has read the “Fifty Shades of Grey” books multiple times, I had some pretty high expectations for the movie that just took the world by storm. I have been infatuated with the series ever since I bought the first book and hid it from my mom in fear she would be mad I was reading them due to the explicit content at my young age of 16. After book one, I was hooked and soon bought “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades of Freed,” the second and third books in the steamy series. When I heard that they were making movies off of the books I became a bit skeptical because how on Earth can someone make a movie out of those books that can be shown to the public? Well, they did it and it was just as wonderful as I was hoping. The minute the opening scene began playing in the theaters, I grabbed my two friends on either side of me to brace myself because of the excitement. I was about to see the movie that had been so hyped up for years. The two characters they picked to play Anastasia and Christian were less than perfect when I first saw the two and watched some interviews with them. I didn’t find Jamie Dornan to be the perfect Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson was not the Anastasia I had envisioned. But boy was that assumption 50 shades of wrong. They completely fulfilled every expectation I had and they made the audience fall in love with them. Anastasia was hilarious, witty and strong, just as she was in the book. I think I laughed more in this movie than I did in Bridesmaids. She was so sarcastic and grew into this complex character throughout the film and had every woman in the audience relating to her in some way here or there. She made me wish I could pull off straight across bangs and had a vintage Volkswagen. The scenes in which she toyed with Christian, playing with his mind or cracking bad jokes while drunk dialing him were my favorite. They made her seem so relatable. She wasn’t one of those girls who looked absolutely perfect when she woke up in the morning. That may be one of the most frustrating things about movies these days, because they give guys the false idea that we are beauty queens when we climb out of bed. Ana was awkward at times, like I am three quarters of my life, and she danced embarrassingly just like I do. She was a real girl, and I loved that about her. Christian was a god. His character is so deep, with multiple

sides to him, all of which made us fall in love with him harder and harder. He was sleek and classy, but also funny and romantic, and let’s not forget … sexy as ever. Compared to the books, I didn’t think Jamie Dornan was the best fit for the role, but my mind was changed the second he took a bite of Ana’s toast. For those of you who have seen the movie, you know what I’m talking about. I don’t think most women find it cute when their boyfriend shows up at the same restaurant as they’re at, 1000 miles from home. Actually most would find that slightly creepy and insane. But Christian Grey made it seem perfectly all right and normal. When you have your own helicopter and can pull off a suit that well, you can do anything. I know some people felt that the movie didn’t live up to the book, but I feel it fulfilled all of my “sexpectations.” I don’t really know how the director of the movie made the sex scenes, which included riding crops and handcuffs, a tasteful experience, but they sure did. The scenes that took place in the “red room of pain” were executed just as they should have been. The room itself resembled what I had envisioned down to a T, and there sure weren’t any X-boxes in that playroom like Ana thought. The only thing in the movie that truly bothered me was Ana’s flip phone. Nobody has those prehistoric things anymore, and her lack of a smartphone in no way made her seem more average. But hey, if Christian can buy her a red Audi, maybe he will buy her an iPhone in movie number two.

Claudia Williams Staff Writer


No time for Hubbell? Eggcellent alternative in minutes, quick on-the-go meal The internet is full of recipes for things you can microwave: cake, bacon, meatloaf and even French toast (which is really delicious and you should try right now). And everything is a single serving in a cute mug. This week, I decided to make the “scrambled eggs in a mug” that seem to be following me everywhere on the internet. They claim to be better than ones you make in a pan. Results: scrambled eggs. Was anyone expecting anything else? They’re eggs that you stir up and put in the microwave instead of a pan. They pretty much taste the same, too. However, they have two advantages over traditional ones. First, it’s impossible to mess them up unless you leave the fork in the mug, and second, there’s no clean up. Plus they’re in an easyto-carry container if you’re really in such a hurry that you need to

take them with you. This is pretty much an idiot-proof recipe. My one real tip is to make sure and use a tall mug because the eggs fluff up quite a bit, and it could be messy if your mug is too short.

have I made my point? In conclusion, yes, you can microwave scrambled eggs. Is the mug required? Nah. You could make them in a bowl if you wanted. Also, did you know that C-Store sells eggs? Recipe: Eggs Milk Salt & Pepper

My recipe said to use cheddar cheese, but I decided to be wild and use parmesan. You could put anything you wanted in them. Ham would be good. So would turkey or peppers or onions or …

Instructions: Grease mug with butter or oil Add two eggs Add two tablespoons of milk Add salt and pepper Beat them together with a fork Microwave in 30-second intervals Add extra ingredients for taste

Shelby Jensen Staff Writer

SCRAMBLED EGGS in the microwave are easy to make and are the perfect option for rushed early mornings. PHOTO BY SHELBY JENSEN | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

# 06 | opinions

Feb. 18, 2015


Restrictions on Hydrocodone worth the extra effort Student pharmacy technician has positive outlook on drug change As a pharmacy technician, student and now pharmacist intern, I commonly see individuals with a drug addiction. Hydrocodone with Acetaminophen (HCP) is prescribed more than any other medication. This drug, commonly used to treat pain, beats out other frequently prescribed drugs by nearly 40 million prescriptions a year. In 2012, one HCP prescription was written for every 2.3 men, women and children in the United States. The problem with prescribing this specific medication is that while it is most effective in the treatment of pain, it is also one of the most addictive prescription drugs. While the workloads expected of pharmacies will increase with increased sales of the drug, the safety and overall health of patients is much more important. On Oct. 6, 2014, hydrocodone combination products became a

schedule-II drug. The schedules of drugs are distributed between five different classes, determined by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The classes are placed into five categories organized by the drug’s medical use and its potential for abuse and dependency. Switching HCPs from a schedule-III to a scheduleII meant that the medication became more challenging to acquire. The idea to change the class of this medication came up 15 years ago. The notion has been thrown around ever since then, and the decision was made last August to change the medication from a schedule-III to a schedule-II. The hope behind the decision is that a stricter guideline on the most prescribed drug in the United States will help to lessen the number of addictions and misuses commonly seen with the drug. Moving hydrocodone combination products to


a schedule-II medication will decrease the number of individuals prescribed the medication, but harm public safety. While the number of individuals becoming addicted to the pain medication may decrease, the number of people threatening pharmacists and doctors will increase. Edward Heckman, a registered pharmacist, said, “… moving HCPs to schedule-II will decrease the utilization and impact patient access.” By making the process more difficult, patients will not want to go through the extra steps required of them to get the drug. However, patients who believe they need the drug (legitimately or not) will suffer if they run out of the medication on weekends or holidays and cannot get ahold of their doctor for refills. The number of pharmacy break-ins and robberies will increase. Although schedule-II

medications are most commonly stored in safes or vaults, after the new law passed the DEA said, “… the main security risk and concern was after hours breakins.” Pharmacists speaking out on the issue believed that this change would increase their work load and delay access to patients who honestly utilize this medication. And yes, that was a legitimate concern. The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists said, “… this will dramatically increase the restrictions on prescribing and dispensing practices for hydrocodone combination products.” The concern lies within the ability to get prescriptions out in a timely matter. With so many patients being prescribed this drug, the new restrictions placed way more effort on the pharmacy as a whole. The switch between schedules for hydrocodone combination products may have required more

time and effort, but will minimize the abuse and dependency commonly seen with the drug in the long run. The change was just put into place, but the hope is that over time it will overall decrease the number of individuals abusing the drug and will hopefully put a stop to Americans being “drunk”

Kristin Fipps Staff Writer


What would you like prospective students to know about Drake? Kendall Wenaas Magazines “The people here are some of the greatest you’ll ever meet. Everyone here is so involved, yet they still make time to support each other.”

Skylar Borchardt Law Politics and Society and Politics “There’s always something you can find to get involved with, whether that be sporting events, concerts, or important speakers. You’ll never be bored while you’re at Drake.”

Annika Grassl PR and Law Politics and Society “I want to tell them that Drake is a place where you can find your passion. And the faculty and staff support you in our efforts to find a career in something that you are passionate about.”

Controversy over Harper Lee’s second novel When Harper Lee published “To Kill a Mockingbird” in 1960, I don’t believe she had any idea the impact her novel would have, nor the amount of students who would one day be required to read it. This is one story, however, that I never mind reading. In fact, when it was required in eighth grade, I read it, and when it was required in ninth, I read it then too. It wasn’t a tale that seemed to grow old to me. It was so heart wrenching. The advice provided by Atticus and the questions formed by Scout seemed so second nature, and yet somehow impeccably, not life changing, but life moving, if that makes sense. Here are some tidbits of advice from the book: “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” — Atticus Finch “Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I’d have the facts.” — Scout “They’re certainly entitled to think that, and they’re entitled to full respect for their opinions ... but before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.” — Atticus These quotes all display quite clearly how honest Harper Lee’s

writing is. Her wisdom shines through in a simplistic setting and makes her novel worth a focused read with more than a few annotations. Now, when I heard that Harper lee had written a sequel, I was incredibly interested. To “see” Scout as an adult and learn about what sort of person she became could only be incredible. However, Harper Lee never provided the go ahead to publish the story, and her last judgment call was a resounding no. Now she is supposedly unable to make this judgment call and a massive push to publish the novel is occurring. Although Lee’s attorney has proclaimed her incredibly happy to publish this novel, no statements have come directly from Harper Lee. The book, “Go Set a Watchman” is already the number one seller on Amazon and is due to release in July. So, my opinion on the matter doesn’t particularly matter. The subject has been settled. But let’s say Harper Lee isn’t fully on board and that she has spent the majority of her life refusing to publish this story. So, why now? Possibly, she no longer cares. As she has been sick, she could be arranging her affairs and so forth to “go out with a bang,” if you will. It could be that at the urging of family and friends, along with her lawyer, she no longer has the

determination to withhold the book. There are many possibilities. But, as much as I am excited to read this new story, I’m not so sure it should be published without Harper Lee outwardly expressing her wishes. I think this is all quite a curiosity. I do not know if the general public will ever know why Harper Lee is making this decision just now. Maybe the answer will take the same amount of time it took her to publish the book (about 50 years) or maybe there is no adversity here and these are truly her wishes. Either way, I’m surely going to read the novel, and if it is anything like “To Kill a Mockingbird,” I know I will love it.

Sarah Grossman Staff Writer @smg424


Snapchat’s new feature aims to inform users Brittany Spears History and Politics “All of the teachers are really invested in the students and work closely with all of their students.”

Nicholas Stuart Graphic Design “I would just tell them, when they come to Drake, to be open to meeting new people during Welcome Weekend. You meet all of your best friends that way.”

If you’re an avid Snapchat user, like myself, you have noticed the new discover feature. This is a feature that allows you to view news clips from various outlets, including CNN, Yahoo, ESPN, People, Daily Mail, National Geographic and Cosmopolitan. Snapchat has showed public stories of news and events in the past, where anyone with an account could see a public story of things like New Years Eve, athletic events, and my personal favorite, a recent dog show. None of these ‘news’ Snapchat stories were remotely newsworthy. They included funny snapshots of people doing funny dances, washing and blowdrying their dogs, and screaming in Times Square. All of these were entertaining, but again, not necessarily what I would call newsworthy. This was the reason I had hesitations about Snapchat’s new

discover feature. News sites like CNN or Yahoo have serious websites with actual news, but given more ‘fun’ platforms, they also have entertainment (if you didn’t know, CNN has cat videos that you should probably look up right now). I was expecting more of the entertainment news to be displayed on Snapchat, given the target audience of the app. After browsing through some of the news features, I saw headlines about deadly international attacks mixed in with winter fashion tips and even a pretty cute photo of a dog. While the hard-hitting news seems like a pretty stark contrast to the puppy photos, Snapchat’s younger audience is likely to tap through the news to get to the animals and celebrity entertainment. I was pretty skeptical at first, but after using the feature for

a few weeks, I think it was a brilliant move by both Snapchat and the news outlets to sprinkle bits of news throughout social media. The additional feature allows users to be exposed in an easy and accessible way.

Emily VanSchmus Opinion Editor @vansmooches

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Feb. 18, 2015


Bon Appetit: International flavors in the heart of Iowa La Mie Bakery honors French traditions with old-fashioned techniques Emily VanSchmus Opinions Editor @vansmooches

At 12:15 p.m. on a drizzly Wednesday afternoon, the doors of La Mie swing shut as a couple walks into the crowded bakery. They squeeze past dozens of people, making their way to the last unclaimed table in the far corner. The small space is filled with happy chatter as a waiter walks by carrying brie and pesto sandwiches and the soup of the day. At La Mie Bakery, located on 42nd Street in Des Moines, the lunch hour is a nonstop buzz of business people and local hipsters alike who flock to the French bakery for signature sandwiches, soups and pastries. What these happily munching customers don’t know is that they are sitting on top of the most eclectic part of the bakery: the kitchen. As customers file in for the lunch hour, the line snakes through the tables piled high with croissants and scones, making it almost impossible to move except to box up a few pastries as the line moves past the tables. Rewind eight hours. At 4 a.m., La Mie is a dark and quiet space, filled only with the sounds of rolling dough and trays sliding into the oven. Upstairs, the pastry tables are bare and the wire trays

behind the counter sit cold and empty, waiting the arrival of freshly baked bread. Every day, 15 staff members arrive in the wee hours of the morning to transform the dark and cold building into a warm and lively space filled with freshly baked bread, pastries and sandwiches. A narrow flight of concrete stairs leads to several connected spaces that make up the kitchen. The main area houses a large countertop where a woman

“Some of the techniques we use are original methods. One in particular is the process of laminating, or coating dough in butter and folding over and over, which we do all by hand.” Christina Logsdon Owner, La Mie Bakery

named Olga shapes dough into breakfast pastries. To her left, the room gets warmer as two men open the doors to a three-deck oven to load in loaves of brioche, letting a blast of hot air into the room. The two men are careful not to bump into any of the four convection ovens housed in the small space.


Arts building holds deep roots Sarah Mondello Staff Writer @SarahNatale_

It would be difficult for current Drake students to imagine a campus without the music, theatre and art hub. But most probably do not know that it was a $6.1 million project built in the early 1970s as Phase I of Drake University’s Centennial Development Program. It is known to students as FAC but originally named the Henry G. Harmon Fine Arts Center. Final construction of the 130,000 square foot building in 1972 boasted 22 major teaching areas for art, music, speech and theatre, 28 music studios and 58 practice rooms. The building was named in memory of Drake’s seventh president Henry Gadd Harmon. The Board of Trustees cited Harmon’s “ability and contribution to development of Drake University as well as to his many cultural and service achievements in this city.” According to a article from the Des Moines Register dated 1972, the president of Drake, at the time, Wilbur C. Miller, called the project “truly one of the most exciting events in the history of Drake and of Des Moines.” The Dean of the College of Fine Arts of the same year, Dr. Paul J. Jackson, referred to the sheer size of the project as one of its “remarkable features” which were also “creative and satisfying.” FAC’s legacy of a welcoming environment for the visual and performing arts has lived on. It is home to various events from art exhibits on the first floor Anderson Gallery to theatre productions and musical performances in the Performing Arts Hall (PAH). First year Tali Eisenstadt often finds herself in the halls of FAC, which she says have “attitude.” “You can tell that there’s a community for each fine art in the building,” Eisenstadt said. “The theatre community is very close. I’ve gone to a few meetings for Drake Theatre people, and the kids in that program are all incredibly close, as are the kids in the music program and the

students in the art program. They kind of make that part of the building their own.” The 1972 Register article boasted that 15 perecnt of Drake students were majoring in the arts, “a percentage reached by few U.S. schools with fine arts colleges.” Today the number of visual arts majors is closer to seven percent, and the dwindling number is a concern to musical theatre major Evan Benjamin. “Home to visual arts, be that graphic design, sculpture or fine arts and music programs including vocal, acting and dance, the only thing this ‘maze’ is missing is a pottery class,” said Benjamin. He would like to see FAC expanded through a portion of the STEM Education Program a topic he has developed strong feelings about. “Today, my acting class got booted out by a band practice and they had to cancel class,” Benjamin said. “I’m paying $40,000 a year to go to acting classes, but they got cancelled because we don’t have enough spaces. Performing arts is based on facilities and if you don’t have good facilities, you can improve in your craft, but you can’t truly excel and be in the forefront of your field.” And if space is a problem, perhaps funds could be contributed to the confusing structure as well. In a talk given by President Maxwell to FirstYear Herriott Residence Hall, Eisenstadt said Maxwell stated that if he had more time he would like to level the building. This response later received a standing ovation. Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Mary Beth Holtey’s office is housed in FAC, which doubles as the office of the College of Arts and Sciences. “One of the things that’s challenging about the building’s structure is that you can’t walk the length of the first floor,” Holtey said. “The building has basically stop and end points.” Eisenstadt also feels the floor plan is challenging to navigate. “I’ve had to have my friends show me around,” Eisenstadt agreed. “There’s definitely certain places I’ve never explored.”

Moving past this area and out of the heat leads to a long room lined with mixers big enough to fit a seated child. A countertop stretches the length of the room, holding dough, rolling pins and slabs of butter. It is here that one of the most intricate parts of the baking process happens. Owner Christina Logsdon explains that their traditional French baking techniques is one of the elements that sets La Mie apart from other bakeries. “The French are master bakers, so it’s their methods we employ,” she said. “Some of the techniques we use are original methods. One in particular is the process of laminating, or coating dough in butter and folding over and over, which we do all by hand.” She also explains that the bakers in La Mie work strictly with the metric system, as is typical for European bakers. In the early hours of the morning, the kitchen is alive with sounds of rolling pins rolling, dough being kneaded and baking sheets sliding in an out of the five ovens. After three hours of baking, croissants, scones and fruit-filled pastries begin to fill the tables, and the bakery is officially open for business. Manager Nicolas Percheron, affectionately referred to as “Nico” by the bakery staff, uses the quiet early hours upstairs to organize the day. He coordinates a delivery of two cases of butter

LA MIE makes their pastries fresh every morning, from croissants and scones to fruit-filled desserts. PHOTO BY EMILY VANSCHMUS | OPINIONS EDITOR and calls a customer to confirm an order of 300 French rolls, which are already in the oven. Percheron explains that the staff of 28 puts so much work into baking every morning because everything sold in the bakery is completely homemade using the traditional French methods not used in other local bakeries. Over 50 breakfast pastries and desserts are made fresh each morning and are set out across from the 10 traditional French breads baked in the three-deck oven. Logsdon explains that because of the bakery’s specialties in artisan breads, the name La Mie was an easy choice. In French,

the name translates directly to ‘the crumb,’ referring to the soft inside of the bread. Throughout the morning, Logsdon periodically steps behind the counter to help customers or recommend menu items, the most popular of which are the vegetable scramble and the pecan roll. As the bakery comes alive with the hustle and bustle of daily customers, the kitchen staff works to prepare the next day’s dough. Sounds of happy chatter float down the staircase and fill the kitchen, as customers above line up to order French toast and hand-crafted sandwiches.

# 08 | features

Feb. 18, 2015


How two Drake first-years began new lives in America The story of Phani Chevru and Ore Arogundade journeys across the Atlantic Adam Rogan Sports Editor @CouldBeRogan

The transition from home to college can be a difficult one for many first-years, but several Drake University students have faced an even larger transition in their lifetimes. Long before he moved from Chicago to Des Moines, to attend Drake, broadcasting major and varsity basketball player Ore Arogundade emigrated from his home country of Nigeria to the United States amid political turbulence in his home country. “I was actually driving with (Ore) and his two brothers,” Tayo Arogundade, Ore’s mother said. “And we got into the middle of a riot, or something was going on, but anyway at the end of the day they started shooting to us in our direction. We were not the target, but we were right there, right at the spot where they were shooting at. And I can say it has to be the scariest moment in my life.” “My mom told me she was praying the whole time. Luckily they stopped, they didn’t touch us, but it was just traumatizing being in a situation like that,” Ore Arogundade said. “You could hear screams everywhere . . . People were dead in the road,” Tayo Arogundade continued. “Even if it was a minute or two or three, it felt like it was an eternity . . . I don’t know how I made it home, but I made it home with my kids.” Sadly, this violence was not the only danger the Arogundades faced when living in Nigeria. “I never really told anybody this, but my mom had three dogs. Some people came and killed them all, killed all those dogs. They ran into our house,” Arogundade said. “We got shot at a couple of times.” Tayo Arogundade is a professed dog-lover and the murder of her pets was troubling. “I don’t ever want to get attached to another dog because of that particular situation,” Tayo Arogundade, said. The only thing that rivals Tayo Arogundade’s love of dogs is her love and devotion to her four sons. “I’m a single mom,” Tayo Arogundade. “I have four kids. Ore is my second of four children. And, as a parent, whether you’re a single parent or married or whatever, as a parent, you have a love and responsibility for your children. And, for me, my children are my life. It doesn’t matter what people say about me, but if you want to touch a nerve you mess with my kid.” The oldest Arogundade child is Mayo Arogundade, who is 11 months Ore’s senior and works as a hip-hop artist in Los Angeles. Ola (18) and Joshua (11) are the youngest members of the family. They both still live in Chicago with their mother. The attack at the Arogundade’s home was unprecedented. They were not the target of the violence, but lived in a neighborhood affiliated with a prominent, but

controversial Nigerian politician. Simply living in close proximity with that man put their lives in danger. The home invasion and the riot in the streets are just two instances of conflict in their hometown of Ibadan. Ore Arogundade does not recall these events specifically, as he was still so young when his family left Nigeria, but they still had a distinct and profound effect on him. “I don’t really remember it, but when my mom brings it up I feel like I remember it,” he said. “I don’t think many people understand my story, well know my story. I mean, I never really told them. I really just told them ‘I’m from Nigeria’ and just kept it at that.” Another Drake student came to America in their younger years, but is able to reflect on the time they spent in their birth country more easily than Ore Arogundade can. Phani Chevru is a first-year, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology major who lived in India until he was 10 years old. “My dad always had this dream of coming to America

“Being born in Nigeria, it gives you a sense of pride in African-American culture, knowing your ancestors, especially all the civil rights movements.” Ore Arogundade First-year Athlete

because he viewed it as the land of opportunity. He tried (to relocate) throughout his younger adult years, but it was kind of hard back then so he just kept trying and eventually got a job here,” Chevru said. “He stayed (in the U.S.) for six months before my mom and I and my brother moved out to join him.” Although violence was not as prevalent in Chevru’s life as a young boy, he and his family still faced struggles before and after they moved to the United States. “It was just very competitive because back then there was just a huge rush (for software engineers) and everyone wanted to get in. And the competition combined with financial reasons kind of took him awhile and then the English language was a barrier as well,” Chevru said. As Ore Arogundade and his brothers spent most, if not all, of their formative years in the United States, it was as much of a struggle to assimilate into American culture. They are glad to have moved to the U.S. for the opportunities that it granted them, especially considering the danger in Nigeria. “It was best for them to be here I guess. (Their) dad was here already,” Tayo Arogundade said. “We were coming anyways,

regardless of violence or not.” However, the life of Ore Arogundade was not easy once his family was reunited in America. “When we got here it’s sort of a different story. We had to start all over,” Tayo Arogundade said. “After I had (Ore’s) youngest brother, my youngest son, then we became divorced. So (Ore) now had three brothers, but a single mom. And his journey has not been easy. When I say easy, we’ve always had to work for everything that he got. Nothing was ever handed over to us.” “We come from a faith-based family. Everything that we are, who we are, how we are has always been by the grace of God,” she continued. “When I became single, then it was harder . . . (Ore’s) dad is not in his life, so it’s hard for a male, especially a black male, not to have a dad in their life.” Although it may have made his life more difficult, Ore Arogundade feels strengthened by his experiences. “I had to be the man of the house at a young age with my father not around,” Ore Arogundade said. “In the future it will make me a better father for my children and being around.” Even though Ore Arogundade may not have had a fatherly presence for much of his life, he still is a mentor to his younger family members. “(Ore) is wonderful. His little brother, my youngest son, looks up to him as his role model. It’s not me, it’s Ore, and that’s a good thing,” Tayo Arogundade said. “Just to be there for my little brother because he never grew up with his father around him,” Ore Arogundade said. “I just wanted to see (my little brothers) grow up and be that father figure for (them).” Joshua Arogundade has never been to Nigeria. He is the only one in the family to never see the land of their ancestors with his own eyes. However, the dangers of Nigeria do not deter the Arogundades from a desire to return to their home country at some point, nor does it take away their sense of pride and nationalism. “Being born in Nigeria, it gives you a sense of pride in AfricanAmerican culture, knowing your ancestors, especially all the civil rights movements. Being born in Nigeria, it gives me a sense of belonging. It makes me proud of where I’m from,” Ore Arogundade said. “I really want to go back though, really take it all in. I was young, so I didn’t really get a grasp of where I’m really from.” “It’s a beautiful country. It’s not as bad (as people think),” Tayo Arogundade said. “I would love to go back. He wants to go back. We’re going back to visit soon. There’s nothing wrong with going back. You just have to know how

AROGUNDADE has battled the violence in Nigeria, the transition to America and the beginning of a college basketball career with the help of his family by his side cheering him on in everything he does. PHOTO BY JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR

to play it. You just don’t go into certain areas. It’s just like coming to Chicago. What are you going to be doing on the west side? What are you going to be doing on the south side? . . . You just gotta be smart, that’s all. But it’s always good to go see family and just visit.” Although Chevru remembers his home country, he also feels that split between two separate worlds, particularly when he first arrived in America eight years ago. “There was a huge culture shock. The first moment I came here, it was in the winter. There was snow on the ground and no leaves on trees and I had just come from a city that was 100 degrees and by the beach. Just the physical change in the environment was a big deal to get used to. But I think more fundamentally it was the day-to-day interactions I had with people,” Chevru said. “I didn’t know what a dollar was. I went to school and people were talking about dollars or whatever in just normal talk and I was just completely lost and had to ask people, ‘What’s a dollar? H o w d o e s t h i s work?’”

Chevru has learned and come to be more integrated into American society, his accent all but gone and has acquired a knowledge on how American currency functions. “There are a lot of instances, just cultural things, that you take for granted because you grew up here, but someone from a different country wouldn’t exactly notice. And I still kind of struggle with it sometimes, but it’s gotten a lot better in the eight years that I’ve been here,” Chevru said. However, while he spent more than half of his life in India, Chevru is glad that his family made that move and says that he identifies as an American. Ore Arogundade, on the other hand, feels the opposite. “I identify myself as a Nigerian, but it’s hard because I’ve been in America for so long,” Ore Arogundade said. Before making her return trip to Nigeria, her first in more than 15 years, Tayo Arogundade is getting a new dog for her youngest son, Joshua’s, request. This is the first one she will own in more than a decade, and it’s something that she is quite excited about. “It’s time,” she said.

# 09 | features

Feb. 18, 2015


Climate assesment aims to gauge campus atmosphere Cole Norum Staff Writer @ColeNorum

Another survey? Joey Gale, Drake University’s student body president, understands that students less than three weeks into their semester would be wary to answer questions, graded or not. But he promises this won’t be like the others. “I’ve been framing (this survey) as one of the most important surveys that, as a student at Drake, you’ll be taking in your four years here,” Gale said. The series of questions, requiring approximately 20-30 minutes to complete, represents an approach to gauging student living. The Campus Climate Assessment (CCA) was issued from the guidance and expertise of a powerhouse consulting firm, Rankin & Associates Consulting. “This is literally taking the

climate and understanding the students, why we do certain things,” Gale said. The survey comes at a time of increased awareness amongst calls for progression for the institution set to welcome the thirteenth president in its 134year history. The decision to release a survey was not a sudden one, however. In an August meeting — months before Marty Martin was even a final candidate for the presidency — the provost’s office placed the survey on its radar, according to Gale. “A welcoming and inclusive campus climate is one of the foundations of a Drake education and is grounded in mutual respect, nurtured by dialogue, and evidenced by a pattern of civil interaction,” Deneese Jones, provost of Drake University, said in an email preceding the release of the survey. It so happened that as Jones and her team of Quality Initiative leaders, comprised of Michael Couvillon, Renee Cramer and Melissa Sturm-Smith, discussed

how to better understand students’ experiences, Gale and his senators were in similar deliberations. The result of the student government’s discussions was the Student Experience Survey, a collection of questions with a more narrow, student wishes oriented focus than the CCA. “That was to kind of get a pulse for what students thought about Drake,” Gale said. “What kind of tangible aspects … what kind of services were exceeding expectations and which ones weren’t.” The idea for a campus survey was a development of the Senate 60, which is a comprehensive list of goals and initiatives compiled by the senators in order to address issues ranging from quality of toilet paper to improving school pride through the LiveBlue Campaign. The Senate 60, according to Gale, set the tone for the school year in terms of quantifiable goals. Thirty-seven have been completed. Thus far the ambitions of the

student government’s list are couched in terms of achievable goals within the school year, there remains one that will become linked inextricably to the Campus Climate Assessment: making Drake a top-20 LGBT-friendly college by 2018. Inspired by Grinnell College’s recognition as the number 18, most-friendly LGBT college, Gale, too, wanted Drake to be recognized as an inclusive campus. With Rankin & Associates, Drake will have the data to pursue a number of policies centered on inclusion and accommodation. “This is a mile wide and a mile deep,” Gale said in reference to the commitment by Drake to not only the range of students covered by the survey, but the extent to which differences in experiences are considered and welcomed. “This information, really, is what I think is going to pull some trends together that we see already.” Yet it is also what is unseen, unheard and unreported which the assessment aims to unearth.

That information will be analyzed and incorporated into strategic planning and initiatives, according to the firm’s website. The anticipated result is a meticulous and exhaustive exposé. Above all, it is an opportunity to give voice to the previously voiceless. “This will dig up the things we do want to hear and don’t want to hear,” Gale said. “I think students are going to share the things they may not have wanted to in the past.” Despite his upcoming graduation in May, most likely before the results of the survey are made available, Gale asserts that the CCA is a way to measure the strides Drake has made in his time as a student while looking toward the future. “As a gay student … I know I experienced something vastly different than many other students,” Gale said. “It will be powerful to see what we get out of this.”



Fifty Shades whips up discussion over BDSM Over 90 years spent in the he knows, but he does not take about having a strong man and Lamantia Des Moines grocery business Giuliana on women forcefully,” first-year being submissive, but for most Staff Writer Avery Gregurich Staff Writer @AveryGregurich

A man, fading red hair caught in a ponytail at the nape of his neck, carving knife in a bare hand, works calmly on a side of beef that barely fits on the counter. He explains his technique to another man, Stubbs, the soonto-be owner of a portion of the meat, who watches intently atop a nearby stool. The butcher is John Brooks Jr. and he, along with his brother Joe, represent the fourth generation of the Brooks family to own and operate the counters at B&B Grocery Meat and Deli, a grocery store that first opened in 1922. Since then, it has become a Des Moines landmark, a designation fueled primarily by the brothers’ commitment to doing things the way their ancestors did. “We try to keep it real,” Brooks said. “If you learn your customer, they get treated like the king, the queen,” he said, flipping through a welcome book whose inscriptions from today include customers from Australia and California. The brick building on the corner of 6th St. and Hartford Avenue is the third location of B&B Grocery. The first location was a half mile west, and the Brookses moved from the second location, a building directly across the street, in 1962. “This was a barbershop,” brother Joe says, pointing to the ceiling where divisions began. “That part was DeYoung’s grocery store, and this was a garage,” pointing toward the deli counters. Customers walking in the front door now are greeted by countertops, with no more than 30 silver stools tucked underneath. Further in, rows of potato chips, bags of flour and canned goods line shelves next to the only cash register. “It’s a rinky dink store that doesn’t even sell macaroni and cheese in the box,” Brooks admits. That is, until one spots a hand painted sign hanging deftly in the corner like a hidden entrance sign. It reads: “Killer Zone,” with a sub sandwich tucked between the words. The “Killer Zone”, (named when a local railroad worker named Joe Dewey stepped up to the counter one day at lunch and announced that he wanted a “killer sandwich”) is the meat counter, deli and kitchen section of B&B, the beating heart of the

place. Prices, scrawled over wax paper don’t seem to have changed in decades. Despite numerous regional accolades and national recognition. B&B has made several appearances on the Food and Travel Channels. The Breaded Pork Tenderloin, voted Central Iowa’s Ultimate Sandwich by Cityview in 2010, is $4.99. Their burgers, named last year among the Top 10 in the state by the Iowa Beef Council, start at $3.09. Dad’s Killer Sandwich, an Italian hoagie brimming with four meats and three cheeses was named Des Moines’ Best Deli Sandwich by both the Des Moines Register and by Juice Magazine, is just $6.99. Customers walking out the door are, in effect, journeying through the past. Take Stubbs for instance, who has Brooks cut beef rib bones into two inch medallions for him to roast and scrape the marrow out of to put on his toast. The carcass beef is sourced locally from Amend Packing Company, a Des Moines business less than two miles away from B&B which opened in 1869 @g_lamantia

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but chains and whips excite me.” Rihanna may have been on to something with her 2011 hit S&M, as erotica (more specifically in the form of E.L. James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey”) has all the talk surrounding it, especially with the release of the movie this last weekend. While many women have waited patiently to see the story come to life, much controversy has swirled around it through numerous articles and on social media. The dominant-submissive quality of Christian Grey and Ana Steele’s relationship leads people to believe the book and movie promote abusive relationships. One aspect that feeds that belief is Grey’s dark past of being abused. On the contrary, everything that happens is his relationships is completely consensual. It is due to this fact that many readers and viewers do not see Grey and Steele’s relationship as an abusive one. “(Grey) was abused for six years, so that’s the only thing

Jelena Spasic said. “He makes them sign a contract, and it details what will happen and what their limits are as a woman. If you accept to be submissive to his dominance you accept that and then it just moves forward. The woman wants that to happen.” Relationship expert Dana Corey, founder of Modern Relationship Expert, understands the discretion audiences may feel for the book and movie because of the manipulation and disrespect Grey shows towards Steele throughout the story. However, she feels it is not an accurate depiction of how these types of relationships are in real life. “It’s not a realistic portrayal of what a dominant-submissive relationship is all about,” Corey said. “It’s described in a titillating way, but it’s not the truth. For people who engage in domination and submission, it’s a lot more respectful than this portrays.” That being said, Corey believes the intent of “Fifty Shades of Grey” is not to encourage these kinds of relationships, but rather to feed a fantasy. “I think everybody has fantasies,” Corey said. “That doesn’t mean that’s what they necessarily want in their sex lives. I think many women fantasize

women it’s a fantasy, and the story definitely plays into that fantasy for a lot of women who would never have that kind of relationship in real life. But the fantasy is really healthy.” Another part that has really drawn in fans is the love story. Sophomore Emily Bagg, a fan of the book, thinks that behind the fantasy, James intended to have that aspect stand out. “I think it’s beautiful, but it’s also sexy,” Bagg said. “I think that’s what (the author) wants it to be, she doesn’t want it to be this whole controversy of, oh he’s manipulating and hurting her.” Even with a debate on what the book and movie promote, Corey feels its release has started an important conversation among society that was more hush-hush not so long ago. “I think that the whole topic of domination and submission and bondage and that kind of sex on the edges is something that most people just don’t talk about,” Corey said. “I think (Fifty Shades) brought the topic of sex, all sex, out of the corners, out of the dark, out of the taboo into happy hour or friend conversation. It’s kind of more accessible.”

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# 10 | sports

Feb. 18, 2015



Drake Softball goes 3-3 last week in Tucson Senior looks back on career

DRAKE SOFTBALL is 6-5 so far this season and has competed in two tournaments. Bulldog pitchers have thrown four complete game shutouts in their first 11 games, while Drake has only been shutout once. (Above) Chelsea Blaylock throws to first in game against Mississippi State on April 5th, 2014. FILE PHOTO Adam Rogan Sports Editor @Adam_Rogan

The Drake Softball team was able to stay above the .500 mark at the Hillenbrand Invitational in Tucson, Arizona, winning four of six games this week. The Bulldogs faced off with the Arizona Wildcats on Thursday, the day before the tournament began. Rebekah Schmidt pitched a complete game, but surrendered six runs on 11 hits leading to a 6-1 loss. The Hillenbrand Invitational kicked off the next day at noon for Drake. Any weakness that the team may have shown against Arizona was swept away as the Bulldogs demolished Loyola Chicago 9-1 in five innings. Drake scored two runs before

even recording an out in the first inning thanks to a throwing error by Brie Pasquale and a Laura Brewer double. Mariah McKinnon and Brewer both scored off of an Ashlie Chambers single in the inning as well. Freshman Nicole Newman picked up the second win of her career and gave up only one run on one hit, both coming in the fifth inning. The Bulldogs struggled in their second game of the day, falling to San Jose State on Friday afternoon 4-12, the Spartans scoring in all but two innings. Schmidt was rocked early, giving up nine runs, six of which were earned, in six innings on the mound. Drake was down seven before they even found their way onto the scoreboard. Hayley Nybo hit a two-run, no out home run in the bottom of the fourth, her second homer of the season. The Bulldogs were able to get runners

on base, but struggled to score them as they still recorded nine hits to the Spartans’ 12. Mariah McKinnon came in as relief in the top of the seventh, but gave up three more runs. A two-out, two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh from pinch hitter Tasha Alexander tried to give the Bulldogs a spark, but it was all for naught. The Bulldogs entered Sunday with a record of 4-4, but would improve to 6-4 after two closely contested games. Drake won each by a final score of 2-0. Nybo opened the scoring in both games, hitting solo homers in the sixth inning. She currently leads the Bulldogs with four home runs this season. Schmidt improved to 3-3 on the season against the Loyola Marymount Lions, throwing another complete game shutout. She struck out eight and didn’t walk a single batter. Newman also threw a shutout,

improving to 3-1 as she gave up eight hits, struck out eight Wright State Raiders and only gave up one walk. This performance helped Newman earn Missouri Valley Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week honors in what is just her second week of collegiate play. The Bulldogs closed out the Hillenbrand Invitational with their second loss to Arizona in a week, shutout 8-0 in five innings. The 9-0 Wildcats only gave up five hits on the day while getting 12 of their own, a two-run home run by Katiyana Mauga sealing the mercy rule victory. Schmidt was settled with the loss, falling to 3-4 on the season while Newman came in for relief, but gave up three runs in 1 2-3 innings. The Bulldogs returned to Des Moines with a 6-5 record and will not play again until Feb. 26 when they travel to Clarksville, Tennessee to take on Austin Peay.


Basketball seniors fill key leadership positions Michael Wendlandt Staff Writer @snaus_6 For much of the season, the focus of the media on Drake Women’s Basketball has been on sophomores Lizzy Wendell and Caitlin Ingle, as well as top freshmen Maddy Dean and Becca Jonas. This focus makes sense, as all four are having breakout seasons. However, many players are flying under the radar, even though they are just as impactful in games. “It’s weird that we’re all seniors now,” Liza Heap said. “We have something special and we’ve been through a lot and we’re excited to be a part of Drake history.” There are four seniors that are currently suiting up and one that is injured. There is no official word on whether or not Kyndal Clark will be back next season, but she isn’t being treated like a senior by the coaching staff. “We all love this team so

much,” Clark said. “We’d do anything for each other.” The other four seniors, Carly Grenfell, Heap, Cara Lutes, and Bryanna Mueller, have each made impacts on and off the court. The coaching staff has been ecstatic with how much they have helped form the glue that got the Bulldogs to the top of the Missouri Valley Conference and stay there. “They have an incredible spirit. They take the ‘Bulldog Way’ and completely buy into it,” Coach Jennie Baranczyk said. “They’ve left a legacy and have shown the younger players how to be leaders.” Each senior leads in varied ways and impacts the game differently. Heap is a senior forward who has started every game for two years. She hasn’t been the top scorer or the leader of the offense, but she has been an asset on the defensive end. “She’s the glue,” Baranczyk said. “When you need a big rebound or a big stop, she’s going to be the one we turn to. She does

all the things that you don’t see on the stat sheet, but her value is priceless.” “She’s our best vocal leader,” Clark said. “She communicates better on the court than all of us.” Grenfell is the top backup, the ‘sixth-man’ in basketball lingo, and has sparked the team early in several games this season on both ends of the floor. A redshirted senior, Grenfell has been a Bulldog through thick and thin and has come out with the energy that can turn games around. Getting hot from beyond the arc as of late, her value has been noted throughout the season. “She brings that energy that changed the momentum of every game she enters,” Baranczyk said. “Her heart, whether it is running the full court defense or running the baseline, has lifted this team up.” Lutes has taken some time to get going, but she has gotten her chance this season and has run with it, providing big minutes off the bench and shining during some crucial plays during crunch

time. “She’s the ‘mom’ of the team,” Grenfell said. “She is the best person I know and she is always there for us off and on the court. When she comes into games, we feel safe and know that she’ll do whatever it takes to protect the game.” Mueller doesn’t play much, averaging only three minutes in eight games this season, but her value has been on the bench as the heart and soul of the team. She can be seen during every game getting the bench hyped up and focusing her efforts on keeping the team going. “Her attitude is infectious,” Clark said. “She sees the game with a different lens since she plans to coach and she has been vital in getting us ready for each and every game.” As the season winds to a close, and with it the careers of at least four of the seniors, there are memories that will be formed, records that will fall and potentially 10 more games to see them play together.

I participated in an interview the other day with fellow teammate and classmate Liza Heap in which we talked about the tremendous success of our underclassmen thus far in the season and what it means to be a senior on a history-making team. Although I walked out of the room feeling more sentimental than I did walking in, it was just what I needed. Those few minutes shifted my mindset. As seniors, we hear time and time again to “leave a legacy.” While I fully believe in the power behind that phrase, leaving a legacy is not necessarily on a student-athlete’s mind, knowing that our days are numbered. Shouldn’t everyone want to leave a legacy? Doesn’t everyone want to be remembered in some way? Of course. Every human being craves satisfaction of this capacity and it isn’t a bad thing. But to me, it is less about the legacy and more about doing the things that even allow legacies to happen. If we are focused on the legacy, the end result, we turn a blind eye to what is right in front of us. We forget about the people who helped us get there. And at the end of the day, we have completely eliminated our ability to see the big picture clearly. Drake University is that big picture. It is what brought us here and what has kept us here over the past several years. Leaving a legacy does not motivate us, but we do believe in paying it forward to the place and the people who believe in us with everything they have. As seniors especially, it is our last chance to pay our dues. We don’t have to pay our dues, we get to and we want to. These dues are paid through a game we love and for a university we are privileged to represent. We could easily go through the motions, be satisfied with a free education, content with our team’s success, believe our legacy has been made and move on. I firmly believe that legacies transpire through unwavering belief in who you represent. That is how legacies are made and how they are defined.

Carly Grenfell

Columnist @Car1ly_g

FOUR DRAKE SENIORS have contributed on and off the court this season. (Left) Cara Lutes battles under the basket against Upper Iowa. (Middle-Left) Liza Heap drives the lane at the Knapp Center as Lizzy Wendell looks on. (Middle-Right) Bryanna Mueller attacks the basket in an exhibition game. (Right) Carly Grenfell cheers her team on, celebrating from the bench. JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR

# 11 | sports

Feb. 18, 2015


Women’s Tennis flawless at home this weekend, 3-0

JORDAN EGGLESTON celebrates in her match on Saturday morning. Eggelston came away with a victory in every set against Creighton and North Dakota. Eggelston’s doubles partner, Adrienne Jensen, returns the ball on Saturday. Jensen went a combined 6-0 in her singles and doubles matches this weekend, improving to 3-2 individually in duals this season. JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR Emily Lambie Staff Writer @EmilyLambie The Women’s Tennis team dominated this weekend as they took down Creighton, the University of North Dakota and Gustavus Adolphus. The Bulldogs faced off with Creighton on Saturday, taking all seven points. Senior Nell Boyd and junior Mariel Ante won 6-1 in doubles, followed by junior Maddie Johnson and freshman Summer Brills, winning 6-2. Junior Jordan Eggleston and freshman Adrienne Jensen battled through their match and

won 7-5. “I think we came out pretty strong,” Eggleston said. “We had a bit of a slow start, but we came back and we really grinded throughout the match and we really played our doubles, which is attacking from the net and I think it went well. We just need to work on some things to get ready for next weekend.” “I was a little nervous at the beginning, but I fought through those nerves and just played my game,” Jensen said. Head coach Sadhaf Pervez wasn’t as pleased with the duo. “They came a little slow. They came off a little tentative. I think they could have done their job a little bit better,” Pervez said. During the singles matches all

six Bulldogs won in straight sets. Boyd won 6-1, 6-1 in the fourth spot, followed by Brills on court two, 6-3, 6-0. Ante contributed a 6-3, 6-1 straight set win. “I was really looking forward to playing (Jennie) Hartjes. I’ve watched her play against our number one last year, Claudia, and ... for me to go out there and just beat her in two sets, and not even let her in the match. I felt so happy that just looking back, and just seeing how you match up to her. I just felt great,” Ante said. Pervez was pleased with how Ante had played as well. “I liked how Mariel has come a long way from playing number seven her freshman year and her junior year now she is playing number one. This was a big win

for her,” Pervez said. “This kid from Creighton is good. She is a senior and she took our number one last year who is a senior into three sets and I’m really happy how Mariel is competing.” On Sunday morning Drake faced off against University of North Dakota, registering straight set wins in every match. The momentum from the doubles point helped carry the Bulldogs throughout the singles matches. Jensen took down her opponent easily, not losing a single game. Freshman Tess Herder picked up a comeback win against North Dakota. She fell behind early, but picked it back up and won her first set in a tiebreaker. Her

determination pushed her on to win in straight sets, a final score of 7-6, 6-2. The Bulldogs only dropped one game in the doubles matches on Sunday afternoon against Gustavus Adolphus, and those victories pushed them towards six straight set victories in singles. Herder and Lea Kozulic both won their matches 6-0, 6-0. Nell Boyd almost completed a shutout as well, winning 6-1, 6-0. Ante and Jensen each also had a shutout set, while Brills won her match 6-4, 6-4. The Bulldogs next competitions will take place in Minneapolis, facing off with the University of Minnesota Twin Cities on Friday and then Dartmouth the following day.


Men’s Tennis picks up two big wins in Wisconsin, upset NC State 41 ranked Bulldogs complete comeback, MacGeoch seals victory in three sets Adam Rogan Sports Editor @Adam_Rogan Drake Men’s Tennis traveled to Madison, Wisconsin for two matches on Feb. 13 and 14. They took down the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Friday and followed it up with an upset against North Carolina State, ranked 29th in the nation at the time. “We were thrilled. It was a great team effort. It was a great way for us to come back,” head coach Davidson Kozlowski said.

The Bulldogs took the doubles point in quick sets against Wisconsin, putting the team at an early advantage. Ravi Patel, the reigning MVC Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week, fell in straight sets at the fourth position, tying the match up at 2-2. “It just didn’t work out for me that day really. I had a good week of practice, but the other guy just stepped up,” Patel said. This was Patel’s first loss of the season in a singles match and his second loss in his two-year career at Drake in non-tournament matches. The rest of the Bulldogs picked

up the slack, winning the last three matches of the day to seal the victory 5-2. Saturday’s match started off slow for the Bulldogs, dropping the doubles point. Bayo Philips fell in the first singles match 6-2, 6-0, the Bulldogs trailing 2-0 early. Ben Lott followed with a win in straight sets, but Matt Frost lost soon after, leaving the Wolfpack one point away from victory. Drake needed to win the three final singles matches on the day to complete the upset, and all three of the do-or-die matches went into a third set. Patel redeemed himself from

his loss the day before and took a 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 victory. Drake: 2, NC State: 3. Alen Salibasic was almost able to win in straight sets, but finished off his opponent 6-1 in the final set. The match was all square as pressure fell on freshman Calum MacGeoch with the match tied at three. MacGeoch had let his nerves get the best of him and lost his first collegiate match two weeks previous against Dartmouth 6-0, 6-0, but this was not the case on Saturday. “I played a few matches last weekend as well and that gave

me a chance to ease into and getting used to college matches,” MacGeoch said. MacGeoch dropped his first set 6-7 to 124th ranked Nick Horton, but fought back to even the match with a 6-4 second set win. The final set was tightly fought, but MacGeoch walked away with the victory, taking set three 6-4. “It was pretty nervewracking,” MacGeoch said. “I just kept persevering with my shots … and eventually I just started to get the results and the points.” This was the Bulldogs’ second upset victory of the season and their fifth win against a top-100 team.


Ingle named to Nancy Lieberman Award, PG of the year watch list Michael Wendlandt Staff Writer @snaus_6

With great success comes great rewards, and the rewards are beginning to roll in as the Drake Women’s Basketball team continues their run through the Missouri Valley. Caitlin Ingle has been placed on the watch list for the Nancy Lieberman Award. The award is given out to the best point guard in America as judged by a panel composed of the media, coaches, administrators and women’s basketball Hall of Famers. “I’m honored to be on that list,” Ingle said. “It’s hard to take over a team as a freshman, but getting the feel of the team has helped me this year and will help for years to come.” Ingle is averaging 11.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 7.1 assists per game this season. She has gotten noticed thanks to her vision on the court, as she not only leads the Missouri Valley Conference in assists per game, but also ranks seventh nationally. One of Ingle’s most memorable moments from this season was

against Missouri State on Jan. 30, when she recorded the first tripledouble in the MVC since 2009. During that game, she scored 14 points, pulled down 11 rebounds and dished out 10 assists. She has reached double digits in assists five times, including a career high of 15 on two separate occasions, both on the road. Her teammates naturally look to her as a field general to provide leadership on the court and to spark the team, and she has risen to the occasion so far this season. Even when she’s not on her game offensively, she changes the game in other ways as she currently ranks fifth in the Valley at 2.1 steals per game. However, it is her dedication to her teammates that makes her the top dog on the court this season. “She’s a winner,” coach Alison Pohlman said. “She’s just beginning more and more to understand what the team needs from her to win. She finds a way to make plays.” Ingle also has shown confidence in her abilities, whether it is with making tough passes or big buckets down the stretch. “Before we offered her (a

scholarship), she was challenged by coach (Baranczyk) to work on her threes,” Pohlman said. “She ended up hitting two in a pickup game and after each one would make eye contact with coach and point.” Ingle’s journey has been bolstered by sharing the court with another sophomore who has been the recipient of many of her assists, Lizzy Wendell. However, their relationship is more than just point guard and scorer. They have developed a friendship that has impacted both, allowing each to feed off each other in the games and generating the highest scoring team in the MVC. “She can find everyone,” Wendell said. “We sometimes laugh at some of the passes that she makes. They’re incredible enough that few point guards will make them.” The list of names on the watch list for the Lieberman Award currently sits at 28. It will be whittled down to 15 in mid-March, before the final five players are named before the NCAA Tournament. The winner will be announced during the Final Four. Ingle would be the first Drake studentathlete to win the award.

CAITLIN INGLE battles in Friday’s victory. Ingle nearly earned her second triple-double of the season in the game against UNI. JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR

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Women’s Basketball win again, spurred by big crowd

HOOPS 4 HOPE game raises money for African childhood development as Drake defeated UNI. (Left) Dean recorded a double-double. (Right) Wendell pulls up for a jumper. PHOTE EDITOR | JOEL VENZKE Michael Wendlandt Staff Writer @snaus_6 Drake Women’s Basketball made a statement Friday evening, rolling over the University of Northern Iowa Panthers 87-67 in front of a season high of 3,214 fans at the annual “Hoops 4 Hope” game, proceeds being donated to help development programs for children in southern Africa. Paced by 30 points from sophomore Lizzy Wendell, Drake improved to 11-1 in conference play, setting themselves up for the stretch run and a hopeful NCAA Tournament berth. The Panthers left the Knapp Center with their tails between their legs, falling to 8-4 in the Missouri Valley Conference.

Despite the final score, it looked early on like it would be a nail-biter as UNI got the first bucket of the game and held the Bulldogs in check early on. They stayed within one possession for the first five minutes until Maddy Dean took over. Scoring eight consecutive points, Dean gave Drake a boost and got them ahead in the first half. Drake maintained its lead as the half wore on, but the Panthers hung tough, coming back from a 10 point deficit to make the game 36-33 at the half. Dean led all scorers with 12 at the intermission. “You’ve got to respect every team, and we made sure that we weren’t upset tonight,” Dean said. The second half was a completely different story as Drake roared to a commanding lead behind Wendell. The


Bulldogs victorious at home, fall on road Michael Wendlandt Staff Writer @snaus_6 The Drake Men’s Basketball team continued their growth with another Missouri Valley victory against Bradley on Wednesday night. The victory at the Knapp Center gave Drake their first season sweep of a foe since the 2012-2013 season. But the Bulldogs’ luck did not hold out, falling to Indiana State on Saturday. Freshman guard led the Bulldogs led with 19 points. Joining Timmer in double figures was senior Gary Ricks Jr., who had 12 points, shooting 2-2 from beyond the arc. “We’ve been talking all month about playing our best ball in February,” coach Ray Giacoletti said. “We have been getting better all year and now the wins are coming in, matching our effort.” An early run from Drake built up an 11 point lead at the 8:13 mark, capped off by a threepointer from senior Jordan Daniels. The Braves responded immediately with an 11-0 run fueled by Tramique Sutherland, scoring six of those points. The teams traded buckets back and forth until the half, Bradley in front 24-21 at the break. “The key was hitting the big shots and getting the big stops,” Ricks said. Drake continued to hang strong in the second half, getting the lead back early and keeping pace with the Braves. But big baskets continued to go in for Bradley, Drake unable to put them away. Bradley reclaimed the lead late, but back to back threes from Daniels and Timmer put Drake

back on top. The Bulldogs hit their free throws to seal the deal, providing the final margin in their 60-54 victory. The win was Drake’s fourth in five games. “We made them take tough shots and we got the rebounds and hit our free throws,” Timmer said. “Everyone did their job and we came out on top,” Ricks added. The stretch came to an end as Indiana State got revenge for their loss to Drake earlier in the season, rolling over the Bulldogs in Terra Haute, 75-54. The game was all Indiana State all the way, never trailing. The Bulldogs kept it competitive throughout the first half for small stretches, but they couldn’t hold the Sycamores down. Indiana State led 34-25 going into the half. Efficient shooting was the key for Indiana State, as they ended up shooting at 55 percent from the floor. Forward Trevor Berkeley drained some clutch threes early in the second half, setting a career high with 18 points and keeping Drake close. The Sycamores pulled away by forcing Drake into making mistakes and finding open looks on the offensive end, scoring 17 points and causing six turnovers in five minutes. “We had a number of possessions where we turned over and they got layups on the other end,” Giacoletti said. “We fought our way back, but then could not execute at the end of the game.” Timmer chipped in 14 points, but no other Bulldog broke into double digits. By contrast, Indiana State had five players with at least ten points. Drake now sits in seventh place in the Missouri Valley with an 8-18 record overall and is 5-9 in conference play.

sophomore forward scored 12 of the first 14 points in the half to give Drake an 11 point lead that gave the Bulldogs some breathing room. UNI drew within six at the 13:12 mark, but that was the closest they would get. Wendell scored 20 in the second half alone, including a three pointer at 16:50 that got the crowd on its feet. After a Bulldog steal, point guard Caitlin Ingle drove the lane and flipped a behind-the-back pass to Wendell for a three from the left wing, deflating the UNI team and raising the noise levels of the Knapp Center to new levels. “We came out in the second half and wanted to finish what we started in the first half,” Wendell said after the game. Wendell and Dean helped the Bulldogs to pull away, Drake piling up 51 points in the second

half and controlling the ball, committing only two turnovers over the 20 minute stretch. “I’m really proud of our overall effort,” coach Jennie Baranczyk said. “Our rebounding, the points in the paint, just about everything.” As Drake pulled away Dean secured another double-double. She pulled down her 10th rebound with 3:33 remaining while also scoring 23 points. Dean was also named as the MVC Newcomer of the week. This double-double was her second in a row and her eighth straight game with 10 or more points. Ingle flirted again with a triple-double, ending the game with eight points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Liza Heap also contributed seven points and five rebounds, which helped Drake earn a 48-34 advantage on the

boards. Carly Grenfell scored five points on electrifying baseline cuts that provided a spark to the Bulldog offense. “To come into the Knapp and beat a good team like Northern Iowa and play the way we did was great,” Baranczyk said. “This is a grind, you see upsets all the time, but we fed off the crowd and got the win.” Northern Iowa was led by forward Ellie Herzberg, who had 17 points off the bench, as well as guard Madison Weekly, who poured in 15, including nine points from beyond the arc. Drake moves to 16-7 overall, and their 11-1 conference record remains the top in the MVC. The Bulldogs have earned their break, not playing until Friday, Feb. 27th. They will face the Evansville Purple Aces at home. Tip off for that game is at 7:05 p.m.

The Times-Delphic (02.18.15)  

Official independent student newspaper of Drake University- Des Moines, Iowa

The Times-Delphic (02.18.15)  

Official independent student newspaper of Drake University- Des Moines, Iowa