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Bulldogs blogging from abroad Drake University students have study abroad opportunities in over 60 different countries. During their time away, some choose to keep records of their adventures in their blogs. The Times-Delphic highlights a few of them.

Sam Kennelly, Ireland

Oliver Housman, England

Katie Weiler, Ireland

“The sights we saw were magnificant; everything I imagined Ireland would be. At one of our stops, we could see off of the coast and the many islands that lay before us, beautiful and magical, absolutely breathtaking.” (Entry 02/21)

“The spirit and electricity that runs through the air at football matches is indescribable. They appreciate the game much more than Americans do... Also, the fans aren’t afraid to let their opinions be known in quite a vocal manner.” (Entry 02/10)

“This is the first time in my life where I’ve really been able to “sit back and smell the roses,” and it’s a lifestyle that’s taken a lot of getting used to for me. At the end of the day, that’s a lot of what Irish life is about, not boredom per se, but relaxing and enjoying life.” (Entry 01/28)

Megan Stein, New Zealand

Ian Weller, Oman

Audrey Sova, Spain

“Every day is something different here. Although some are rougher than others, I am very thankful to be here. It is beautiful and my flat mates are so interesting. It is fun to just sit around and hear about the various activities that people are into.” (Entry 02/23)

“We then got into a sing-a-long of sorts with Ali. We sang an American song in unison, he belted about Arabic love songs. Bonfire crackles and water-pipe bubbles provided the perfect background music.” (Entry 02/19)

“Life in Granada this semester has been a roller coaster. My new host dad jokes that we could write a list of things that haven’t happened to me because it would probably be much shorter than the list of things that have happened to me. I chuckle along with him, but he’s probably right.” (Entry 02/24)

Proposed cuts to Pell grants hurt Staff Writer

The House of Representatives passed on a continuing resolution Saturday, Feb. 12, that proposes cutting funding to the most needy of federal financial aid recipients. The cuts would slash the maximum award by $845, meaning a student who is currently receiving $5,550 would see his or her aid dropped to $4,705 next year. The average cuts to the Pell award would be $785. The proposed cuts have thus far only passed through the House, and still have to pass through the Senate before being considered for signing by President Obama, meaning there is still time for them to change. Drake University vice president of admission and financial aid, Tom Delahunt, is one of many working to lobby against the proposed cuts. “We’re trying to let our representative know that while we know the budgets are out of control, and that cuts have to happen, we believe education is not one of those places, especially this part of education, which is all about access,” Delahunt said. “This is something we all talk


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about. No matter what side of the table you sit on, we all talk about access.” During this last academic year, more than 750 Drake students received a Pell Grant as part of their financial aid package, with the total amount of Pell Grant funding at Drake being $2.8 million. The proposed cuts would be about 15 percent of current year funding. Students with the maximum amount wouldn’t lose all of their Pell funding, only a portion of it; but other students who only have partial scholarships could potentially lose everything. First-year student Drew Kaufman, a partial Pell Grant student, received the grant through the health care reform, and is worried about losing the additional aid. “It’s a significant amount, and with the cost of admission going up, it’s going to put a pinch on things,” Kaufman said. Delahunt, along with Drake’s Director of Financial Aid Susan Ladd, is looking at all scenarios.


Senate approved a new student organization and passed two pieces of legislation proposed by the student body treasurer at Thursday’s meeting. The first funding legislation was a resolution stating that Student Senate will reevaluate the Student Activity Fee before the end of this year’s session of Senate. The change would not affect the budget for the 2011-2012 school year, but rather 2012-2013. Senators quickly amended the legislation to state that Senate recommends reevaluating the Student Activity Fee to raise it. The wording of the original resolution did not state whether Senate supported an increase. “We’re in a position to reevaluate things and we will continue to do research to make the best decision and focus on sustainability for student organizations and programming budgets,” said Treasurer Nate Bleadorn. The amendment and the final resolution passed unanimously. The Student Fee Allocation Committee will now look into the issue and make a final recommendation in the upcoming






Gleekeoke. Find out what it is

A student’s take on texts from last night

A place to renovate your old bike

Track team turns in good performances at MVC Championship






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If more people rode bikes, the world would be a better place. — DAN KOENIG OWNER OF ICHI BIKE SHOP | PAGE 4

Motion passed to earmark $16,500 for SFAC shortage >>MEETING IN BRIEF • SENATE EXECUTIVE OFFICERS announced Wednesday at midnight after election Monday - Tuesday • TO WRITE LOVE ON HER ARMS approved as official campus student organization • $16,500 to earmark from the Senate Reserve to assure that annually funded organizations will receive the same amount of funding next year

FROM SENATE, PAGE 1 months. The second funding legislation was a motion to earmark $16,500 from the Senate Reserve to offset the shortage in next year’s budget. This change will secure that annually funded organizations will receive the same amount of funding next year as they have in the past. Student Body Auditor Brad Koenen explained reasons for the budget shortfall. Overages totaling $7,050 (funds that Senate exceeded in spending), a $10,000 increase for the Campus Readership Program and a $5,000 decrease in the budget baseline all contributed to the shortfall. “If we do not do this, every organization will have to take a percentage cut from their budget this [2011-2012] year,” Koenen said. Senate expects to have the same number of annually funded organizations next year. The

motion passed unanimously. To Write Love on Her Arms was unanimously approved as an official campus student organization. The organization, affiliated with a national organization, is a nonprofit group focused on offering help and support to those affected with depression. Candidates for Senate Executive Officers spoke during the speakers’ section of the meeting. Elections for student body president, vice president of student life and vice president of student activities started at midnight today and last until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. The results will be announced on Pomerantz Stage shortly after midnight Wednesday. If candidates do not reach the 50 percent plus one requirement, a run-off election will take place next week. Student Body President Samantha Haas also announced that Faculty Senate will meet on March 1 at 7 p.m. in Olmsted 312-313 to discuss the possibility of a J-term. She encouraged everyone who is interested to attend.

Glee + Karaoke = Gleekeoke Find your inner Gleek in this slushie-free zone

by Cori Clark

Staff Writer

Love Glee? Love Karaoke? Why not combine the two? The Green Grounds Café in West Des Moines offers Gleekeoke (a combination of Gleek and karaoke) every Tuesday evening. The night starts with karaoke from 5 to 7 p.m., a “Glee” watch party and “Glee” karaoke after the show. “Glee” has become a fast phenomenon with families across America. The show follows high school Spanish teacher and glee director Will Schuester as he guides the McKinley glee club, New Directions, to win the competition at sectionals, and try for a bid at nationals. The show portrays stereotypical high school students coming together to sing as they try to revive the reputation of the glee club. Jamie Lamb, the events manager from Valley Junction Foundation suggested the idea of a ‘Glee night’ to Isa O’Hara, owner of the ecofriendly coffee shop. O’Hara had not seen the show previously, but was inspired to start watching the television hit. “Glee” karaoke began with the premier of the second season. The average crowd is between 10 and 20 people. The atmosphere is family friendly and gives a warm welcome to all newcomers, whether they are experienced singers or tend to perform privately in the intimacy of their showers. “I love my whole night,” O’Hara said. “It’s a toss up between the show and after the show everyone trying to figure out what song their going to sing.” Last Tuesday, a group of about 10 ‘gleeks’ gathered in the eclectically inviting coffee shop to watch the 14th episode of the second season. The episode paralleled the popular party girl Ke$ha with the allure of alcohol. The Gleekeoke-goers laughed and sang along as Brittany Pierce (played

by Heather Morris) performed a crowd-pleasing rendition of the hit “TikTok.” After the show, karaoke was kicked off with “Toxic,” by Britney Spears, a past “Glee” guest star. Other songs included “The Only Exception” by Paramore, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” by Queen and “Hello,” by Lionel Richie. There are over 200 songs offered, including “Glee” versions of songs, songs with backup vocals for duets and also originals. O’Hara’s favorite song to perform is “Can’t fight this feeling,” by REO Speedwagon and hopes to up her vocal range in order to sing “Hey Soul Sister,” by Train. This week was local Pat M.C.’s first experience at the hybrid karaoke. “It’s kind of like watching a football game at a sports bar, but you’re all rooting for the same team,” M.C. said. M.C. started watching the show when the glee club performed songs from the fame monster, Lady Gaga, episode. “I liked the songs and especially the part when Rachel and her mother sing together,” M.C. said. Former Drake University student Robert Uy said Gleekeoke nights are really entertaining. “I think its fun. I like doing the themed part where it goes with the show,” he said. Uy said that members of the audience are always supportive whether the performer is good or bad at singing. He has been doing karaoke for a while now and loves Gleekeoke on Tuesday nights. “It allows you to step out of your box,” he said. Uy doesn’t have much to worry about when it comes to singing in front of an audience. He is an experienced singer and sings with a barber quartet in Valley Junction. Gleekeoke will be held next Tuesday, March 8 for the 15th episode. For information, look for the Green Grounds Café on Facebook. Not a singer? No worries, the Green Ground Café doesn’t sell slushies.

Poetry group provides opportunities Public readings get poets’ names in the community and a chance to improve by Sonya Brauchle

Staff Writer

The Younger American Poet Reading Series hosted its second reading last Thursday at Beaverdale Books. The reading featured Kyle McCord and Wendy Xu, who coordinate the series, and also hosted Matt Guenette from Madison, Wis. The event was free and open to the public. The poets read for about 20 minutes each to a crowd of more than 25 at the small venue. McCord discussed how important it is to have organizations like YAPRS in the Drake community. “YAPRS gives students and people in the Drake community the chance to engage writing, to see it in action and a place to go to hear poetry,” McCord said. “It’s also a good opportunity for YAPRS to give back to the community by bringing in these poets.” “Writing will always be a community thing, it’s not singular,” Xu added. “It’s invaluable to hear poetry out loud and have the firsthand

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interpretation of the poet’s work.” The readings also give the poets themselves an opportunity to both share and improve their work. “I want to hear my poetry out loud to see what the reaction will be,” McCord said. Xu agreed and said it is also a great time to try out new poems and work out things she is unsure of. As well as getting involved in the Drake community by offering these readings, YAPRS offers an opportunity for two interns to be in on the process. Shaina Mugan and Vladislav Frederick serve as interns who take care of the ‘behind the scenes’ work for the series. Mugan commented on why she wanted to intern for YAPRS. “I recently had the pleasure of introducing poet Matt Guenette at the last reading,” Mugan said. “I chose this internship because poetry is a passion of my own and it has provided an opportunity for me to discover new poets and advocate for this art in my own community. My own public readings are few, so with this I finally have a concrete way to get people involved.” Frederick got involved after taking an


ROTC is a way to pay for college with competitive scholarships that pay 100% of tuition. room and board is also added to some scholarships. ROTC is an opportunity to travel to foreign counties with other college students and a way to stay in shape while gaining college credit. ROTC is a way to gain leadership experience and confidence for your future, with a guaranteed starting salary of no less than $40,000 right out of college. ROTC is an opportunity to sky dive, repel from helicopters and train in the mountains. ROTC is a group of students from Drake, Grand View, and DMACC in all academic disciplines: Law School, Nursing, Undergraduate and Graduate students. So what is ROTC? It is the start of one of the best choices you can make in college.


ROTC is not:

ROTC is NOT enlisting in the Army. The first two years require no commitment. ROTC is NOT an academic major and does not require quitting school. ROTC does NOT make you shave your head, or take all of your free time. ROTC will NOT wake you up at midnight to do pushups or battle drills. ROTC does NOT have drill sergeants screaming at you. For more information contact Justin Peterson (515) 271-3592 or



introductory poetry class at Drake. He encourages students to check out the next reading for more than just the art purposes. “The readings are enjoyable not only for English majors, you can enjoy the comedy and the feel of the poetry,” he said. “It’s also good for networking and getting your name out there.” “I think that getting involved in the arts is what is going to perpetuate YAPRS success in Des Moines, a success that needs to be broadened,” Mugan said. “Without active participants in what our community is trying to bring us, the scene will not flourish like it should.” She added that many of the artists that come to YAPRS are notable and even award-winning. The next YARPS reading is Thursday, March 3 at 7 p.m. at Beaverdale Books featuring Iowa’s Poet Laureate, Mary Swander, Ezekiel Black and Seth Abramson.

Drake students might need new financial aid FROM GRANT, PAGE 1 Because financial aid packages need to be sent out to current and prospective students in late March, Drake is currently gathering the necessary financial aid papers and Free Application for Federal Student Aids (FAFSA), and using the best estimates of experts to try to determine what the federal government is going to award each student. “As soon as we know something factual we’ll be contacting students,” Delahunt said. “What you read in the papers now is what’s being put forth before the negotiation beings. What comes out the other end is what we have to deal with and we don’t have that yet.” The cuts will also affect the Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant program, an additional form of need-based federal aid. This would reduce the program grant to Drake by $700,000, affecting more than 450 of the most financially in need students, who are awarded between $1,000 and $1,500 in additional financial aid dollars. This is a double whammy for those who need the aid the most, as they’d lose both a portion of their Pell Grant and all of their SEOG money. Delahunt urges affected students to meet with Ladd if these cuts make it unaffordable for them to continue going to Drake. “There might be another program available to them, possibly loans,” Delahunt said. “For other ‘special circumstances’ — like a parent losing a job, or taking a pay cut, or something else — our counselors are able to look at your account again to see if there is any more need-based aid you can receive.” Both Delahunt and Ladd urge all students — whether they will be affected by the proposed cuts or not — to contact their senators, congressmen and state representatives. “I think all students, even if they aren’t Pell eligible, know how much their financial aid means to them in order to go to school. They should help campaign and support their fellow students,” Ladd said. The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administration has also set up a Facebook group for students to tell their stories. “I believe senators and representatives pay attention to personal stories because that actually makes it meaningful,” Ladd said. “I can talk in big picture numbers for our institution in general, but when someone talks about what it means to them, maybe about not being able to come back to school next year, that is something that has more weight.” Delahunt doesn’t think the proposed cuts will affect future attendance at Drake. “There is a reason we’re listed high up on the list of ‘best values, best buys,’ in terms of education,” Delahunt said. “Sure, we’re not as affordable as a public school is going to be. We are never going to be. We do education differently.” Delahunt argues that there is a value judgment in choosing where one attends school. For Drake, that’s small class sizes, personalized education and chances to sit down with the vice president, advisor or professor as opposed to a teacher’s assistant. “Everything we do is for the good of the institution, as well as the good of our students,” Delahunt said. “We’ll continue to strive to do that for our students and continue to lobby our representatives to let them know that this constituent won’t stand for any more cuts to access to higher education.”

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opinions&editorials (515) Texted last night



Greek life, a way of life

Prepare for the party If you’re sporting daisy dukes and cowboy boots with snow on the ground, a dress made entirely out of gold anchors or if you’re already a little too dazed and confused for 11 a.m. on a Saturday, you’re probably headed out to a fraternity or sorority social, crush or date party. Whatever they’re calling it, a lot of time thought and money has been devoted to keeping you (and your date) riding Uncle Buck’s mechanical bull, dancing in cages (while drinking 25 cent beer) or rushing to be the first released from your handcuff date (he was not the FIJI you thought he would be). Whatever or where ever, here’s how to do it:

(613): I feel like I need to get rid of the black eyeliner, glitter and tequila breath before I to that world poverty conference.. Well, someone had a Ke$ha-esque night. You’ve seen those girls, they’re the ones in all of the organizations and look all sweet and innocent, and then you see them out. They’re dancing on the tables, they’re wearing the outfits that you would kill for, and well, they’re gonna hurt in the morning when they have to wake up to go to work. There is nothing wrong with a little bit of going out on a night when you have to wake up early in the morning, but let’s be honest for a second –keep it in check. If you have to be up for something important, maybe you shouldn’t go out, or if you do, don’t take those five shots of tequila like your friends are suggesting you do. Sure, the feeling can be great, but do you really want to discuss hard topics in the morning when you’re a little “under the weather?” Probably not.

do before the party can set the tone for the whole event. I don’t care if you’re drinking, acting as a sober brother or sister or have “social chair” stamped on your forehead. Maybe keep it to two tequila shots as opposed to 10, grab a quick margarita at El Aguila or just grab some dinner with the non-drinkers.

Make it on the bus.

Achieved through excessive planning or thrown together at the last minute, your outfit has to match the theme, be appropriately funny, slutty and/or denim-filled. The more outrageous your outfit is, the more excited you’ll be about the theme and the happier you’ll be to be there. Someone has to wear those jorts from the Salvation Army you will never wear again.

We’ve all seen the couple (or been the couple) that didn’t even make it on the bus or through the door. Just get there. We’ve all been to Uncle Buck’s, The Boom Boom Room and Sleepy Hollow more times than we probably remember and, while these places can get boring, social chairs pick them because they are easy, cheap and tend to not kick out too many members who have managed to sneak a water bottle or two into the event. Downtown’s Static is home to one of the year’s best Relays parties (cheers, Theta Chi), while the Sigma Chi house managed to represent five countries (and five sororities) at their 2009 Around the World party.

Find a date.

Gonna dance the night away.

Find a “fratfit.”

We’ve all been there–sending that one message that you shouldn’t. You were under the influence of whatever, and the next morning you regret it (or maybe you don’t). Let’s be real here for a moment: Sometimes, those great ideas late at night after going out aren’t that great. That text you sent to an ex-fling sounded great in your head, but when you read it the next morning, well, let’s just say it wasn’t even in English. Thanks to the popular website Texts From Last Night, a lot of the mistakes we’ve made over texts have been blasted to the World Wide Web. And I’m sure many of you reading this can identify with at least one (or 10) of those texts from last night. They really, truly can describe some of the things that happen to my cohorts. I’m gonna break a few of these down, and just reminisce about the bad decision I, or my friends, have made on occasion.

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You can’t do these things solo (although I’m sure the red cups will make an appearance). It all depends on that crucial relationship status. Is it complicated? Are you in a domestic partnership? If you’re taken, then you know what to do. Mystery date? Don’t be too surprised if your girlfriend or boyfriend shows up in that matching tie and crazy hat combo. If you’re single then let the games begin. While your “Thirsty Thursday” hookup might not be the ideal candidate, who am I to judge? Had your eye on that new Peggy’s bartender? How about the ADPi-A-Palooza rep who visited your house last weekend? Whoever it is, take a chance. If it ends badly, it’s only four hours of the weekend, and either way, you’ll be surrounded by people you like and pay a lot of money to be there with. If you don’t have anyone in mind then grab the best friend (boy, girl, GDI, it doesn’t matter).

Stop, it’s pre-game time.

It’s bad enough with a Dublin DJ, but when you need to start raging, it’s hard to do without the right soundtrack. If executed well, live music, a DJ or even a good iPod mix can work. It has to be upbeat and trendy but not overplayed. I don’t want to throw my hands up (this isn’t my song, I promise) or dance the cotton-eyed Joe, but I do want to let you know that “I think we’re alone now, there doesn’t seem to be anyone around…”


Collins is a sophomore English major and can

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(518): Bob the builder, bob the uilder bob the builder bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbjb bbbbiotch!pp!!!!

This is a classic example of the “What the hell?” text. It only makes sense under extreme circumstances, and usually, those circumstances only happen once. When you wake up in the morning and realize what you’ve done, you feel a slight pain in your stomach. Even if you can reconstruct your night piece by piece, it still doesn’t seem to make sense. What’s done is done. I mean it could have been worse…

(781): I feel like I have streams of color and coldness wrapping around my body.

Well, well, look what we have here. This sounds like someone had an exceptionally good night. There are moments when what seems right to say to a friend, just doesn’t make sense, even if it is in a language familiar to most. The feelings that you need to share are great, because well, you’ll probably never feel the same way again. Whether or not you can feel your pores breathing or that your head is in fact a kite flying over England, you probably send that particular text. But hey, at that point, everything seems glorious.

(402): He wants to know how I lost my bra in his like to know too

This is mildly self-explanatory. You and your significant other were a little tipsy and things happened–magical, out-of-this-world things. And by that I mean you really have no clue how anything like that could have happened. Upon further examination, you can realize that you just simply had an out-of-body experience and temporarily became superhuman. Liquid magic can do that to yoU.

(716): he ruins everything I try to do including his roommates.

This is quite possibly my favorite of all of the examples. We’ve all been there, or know someone who has at least. She’s tried to get with the roommate of her good friend, but the good friend stops her. She is angry, and rightly so, but she’ll wake up the next morning and be thankful for the minor intervention. But during the act, all she wanted was to get into his lofted bed, so she was resentful. Been there, tried that, got over it. It’s for the best ladies and gentlemen. So, there are those certain texts that make you cringe the next morning. I’ve sent and received my fair share of them. It’s a forgivable, hilarious event. Sure, you’ll feel bad the next day for what you said, but you’ll always be able to look back and laugh at what you said. I know I have. Really though, it could be way worse. Here’s to another weekend filled with texts


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Local bike shop repairs old cruisers

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Ichi Bike is an odd name for an odd shop. “The word ‘ichi’ means No. 1 in Japanese,” said owner Dan Koenig. “I am smitten with the way the Japanese do things.” Ichi Bike is cer-

by Laura Wittren

Staff Writer

tainly the No. 1—if not the only one—store that only sells used bicycles. Inside the shop may look chaotic: tires hang from the ceiling; an old, rusty bike with a worn seat sits in the front window; bikes cover the entire store, but not like bikes found in most stores. All these bikes are antique or vintage. There are blue bikes, red bikes and sparkly bikes. Some of them are so old, all the color has worn out. Many of the bike seats are worn and torn. At the back of the shop is a work area for fixing bikes. Tools are scattered across the counters and the floors. Ichi Bike specializes in reviving older models of bikes. They also sell limited edition clothing such as shirts, jackets, socks and miscellaneous items like wallets, stickers and art. Vintage tricycles are on display, as well as other antiques that are not for sale. The shop offers many services. Its main service is restoring old bikes. After restoration, these old bikes can sell for as much as $1,000. Many of these bikes are vintage, making them worth a lot of money when restored. Ichi is one of the only bike shops in Iowa that deals with older models of bikes, unlike the typical bike shop. One thing is for certain: You won’t find these bikes in Walmart. Ichi Bike opened May 8, 2010. It started out in Beaverdale in a 9 x 4 foot building. According to Koenig, that worked for a while, but East Village “wooed” him, and he moved his shop, giving him much more space for all his antique bikes. Another option for customers is to buy a raw bike to take home and rebuild. At Ichi Bike, customers can buy just the metal frame of a bike, sometimes even without handles, a seat or peddles. Ichi Bike sells

various parts for bikes. From chains to tires, Ichi Bike has it. People building or rebuilding bikes at home can find all the parts they need in the shop. Ichi Bike also offers repair services for all bikes—whether it’s the latest model on the line or an antique, the staff can fix it. They can also customize bikes. Koenig says he has “an eye for conglomerating old, different styles into one bike.” As the owner of a bike shop, Koenig is a big advocate for biking as an alternate form of transportation. “If more people rode bikes, the world would be a better place,” Koenig said. He encourages everyone to buy a bike, especially a vintage bike. Koenig is not only the owner of Ichi Bike but also the owner of a tattoo parlor called Yankee Doodle Dandy Tattoo located at 2322 University Ave. Koenig started YDD Tattoo in 1997. A hobby of Koenig is traveling the world and getting tattoos. He has about 50 tattoos. Koenig’s other hobbies include working on motorcycles and cars, but he prefers working on bikes. “Working on bikes is less expensive and more environmental. It’s something I can do with my kids,” he said. Currently, Koenig is working on customizing bike seats. To do this, he is using a very unusual material: old skateboards. “I like to recycle,” he said, “It’s surprisingly comfortable.” Ichi Bike is located in Downtown Des Moines on 311 East Walnut St. It is open Tuesday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check out more details at


Instant movie streaming provides procrastination tool most definitely watch “Moon” first to get a feel of what to expect.

by Asmita Gauchan

Staff Writer

“The White Ribbon”

Netflix Instant Play is a great tool for procrastination. It is also where your procrastinating habits manifest themselves in the most blatant of manners (really, how long is that instant queue of yours?). There are so many movies that you can watch instantly and so little time. I keep telling myself that if I don’t watch them now, I will never watch them. So without any further ado, here is a random list of movies that you need to watch instantly (if you do find a pattern, feel free to psychoanalyze me). And when you’re done, don’t forget you still have to work on that accounting homework you abandoned earlier.

“The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus”

This movie deserves a viewing just because it was Heath Ledger’s last work before his untimely death back in 2008. But even when you take away Ledger’s performance from this extravagant equation of wonder and woe, “The Imaginarium of Doctor of Parnassus” is a curiously complex film. Central to the film is the centuries’ long tug-of-war between Parnassus’ good and the evil of Mr. Nick, who has come to collect Parnassus’ young daughter, for her soul is to be handed to him after she turns 16. It showcases some fine acting from Ledger, Christopher Plummer and most notably, Andrew Garfield, who was still a relative unknown at the time, and it boasts one of the most outrageous visuals you’ll ever see.


Duncan Jones’ new movie “Source Code” has been doing the trailer rounds in the theaters and on the Internet for some time now, but before Jones conjured up the intriguing premise of his latest movie, he wrote and directed “Moon,” a quiet film that centers on Sam Bell, a man who’s been working alone in a lunar base for three years. Things get complicated when Sam hallucinates and gets into an accident two weeks before he is scheduled to go back to Earth. Sam Rockwell deftly commands his part as the lead and carries the bulk of the movie on his shoulder with the subtlest of control. The plot progression is slow, butClint Mansell’s resonantly menacing score and under Jones’s confident direction, everything feels very immediate and pressing. If you intend to see “Source Code” when it comes out in April, you should

Written and directed by Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke, “The White Ribbon” is a disturbing look at life in a small German village at the cusp of World War I. It is narrated by the village schoolteacher years after the events have taken place and chronicles the numerous mysterious accidents that befall villagers and more terrifyingly, their children. There is, however, so much wrong

is memorable and infuses it with his unapologetic vision of retribution to create something of uncompromised beauty. The dialogue is witty, and all members of the cast give solid performances. However, it should be noted that “The Secret in their Eyes” is not for the faint hearted. There are a couple of scenes that are so explicitly violent that it will make even the most fanatical of Quentin Tarantino enthusiasts turn their heads away.

going on inside different households in this village that at times, it doesn’t surprise you that the face of the terror slowly engulfing the whole village is so ugly. The tension that stacks up as the Yplot progresses is intense. You do not anticipate what is going to happen next; you absolutely fear it. With its ghastly depiction of this horror-stricken village, “The White Ribbon” is thought provoking and immensely frightening. It was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category last year and also won the Palme d’Or at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival.

“The Secret in their Eyes”

Outstanding in every way a movie should be, this Argentine thriller took home last year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film beating out “The White Ribbon” and three other contenders. “The Secret in their Eyes” revolves around a murder case that has haunted a federal agent for more than 30 years and who, after retiring, decides to write a novel about it. Director Juan José Campanella, whose work in America has been mostly in television directing episodes of hit shows like “House” and “30 Rock,” takes a story that in itself

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Soltanovich cracked students with stand-up performance

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by AJ Miller

Staff Writer

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As approximately 100 students piled into Bulldog Theater, they were expecting one of the most entertaining comedic performances of the year. Kira Soltanovich had the full theater roaring with laughter. The recent birth of her child gave her plenty of advice that she wanted the audience to follow: “Pull out!” Soltanovich has been the voice of “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno’s “Phony Photo Booth” and a regular on Oxygen’s “Girls Behaving Badly.” The Student Activities Board’s event, which took place Feb. 25, was sponsored as a part of the spring comedy series. “She was funny,” first-year Alissa Tillotson said. Soltanovich joked about a wide variety of topics such as Russian superstitions, pregnancy and the guy in the front row. This show was very audience-centered. She had a repertoire of jokes, but she enjoyed engaging with the audience much more. It was clear that students enjoyed the show as much as she did. Max Cavett, a first-year journalism student, was the brunt of a number of Soltanovich’s jokes. From being made fun of as a racist, a European religion and his young age, Cavett had to put up with a

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“At first I was a bit nervous and embarrassed, but I eased up after a bit and had a great time,” Cavett said. Even with the amount of work Cavett was forced to put into the show, he still found Soltanovich engaging and humorous. “It was still funny. It’s not every day you get to be used as a joke for a comedian,” Cavett said. “I did like it when she realized my hometown was the basis for her earlier joke.” First-year Annette Blyakher shared a Russian heritage with Soltanovich, so they collaborated on several of the jokes. “I thought she was hilarious and did a great job interacting with the audience. Her style was a bit inappropriate, but it was still fun,” Blyakher said. One student was even asked to sing once she found out that he was a theater major. As he sang the all-popular Lady Gaga song “Bad Romance,” students got to enjoy an impromptu pole dancing routine from Soltanovich. As first-year Matt Godkin delicately put it, “I was frightened.” The event had a great turnout for a fantastic night of student-organized comedy and light abuse. Students only hope that Soltanovich will be around next year to give another hilarious performance. Final words of wisdom from Soltanovich: “Don’t do drugs, and pull out!”

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High above the rest of the city, the Des Moines Club on the 34th floor of the downtown Ruan Building, swells with people chatting professions, connections and stories of Drake Relays activities. Once a month, the Drake University Alumni Association pairs with the Greater Des Moines Partnership to host a ‘Let’s DU Lunch’ event. Over the lunch hour, professionals from around the area can attend, network and continue the Drake mission of “lifelong learning.” Wednesday, the Let’s DU Lunch event will feature Carol Griglione, the president for the Animal Rescue League of Iowa board of directors. She is the chief of staff in the Law Department at Principal Financial.the Law Department. In August, the Des Moines Business Record also named her with the prestigious title of a Woman of Influence. When the Drake University Alumni Association approached the Animal Rescue League about the opportunity, Griglione was interested in speaking at the event because of her Drake master’s degree in public administration. She said the degree has helped her ascend to her current positions. “I have been able to bring skills that I learned in my educational journey to use for the good of my professional work and at the Animal Rescue League.” Griglione found her love for volunteering and caring for animals at a young age.

“I’ve been working for animals in my adult life for over 20 years now and feel that we have a responsibility to speak for them because they can’t speak for themselves.” Many of the speakers in the past have been Drake graduates. The April 6 Let’s DU Lunch event will feature Martha Willits, the president and CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership on the subject of advancing central Iowa. Let’s DU Lunch speakers have a passion for their topics of interest, such as February’s speaker Mike Draper, the owner and founder of custom print store RAYGUN, on the subject of entrepreneurial sprit. Tickets into this educating and intriguing event are $17 and reservations are recommended, although walk-ins are welcome. There is a special rate of only $13 for young professionals under the age of 35. Those looking to reserve a spot can click to or call the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 271-3147.

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After all the men’s Missouri Valley basketball action wrapped up this weekend, Drake has

the seventh seed in the State Farm MVC Tournament. The Bulldogs will take on Bradley ARCH earned this Thursday at approximately 8:35 p.m. The last-place Braves destroyed Drake 90-64 last but the Bulldogs will have a shot at redemption in the rematch. The winner takes on MADNESS Saturday, No. 2 Wichita State in Friday’s quarterfinals. Drake went 1-1 against Bradley this season.


Drake pounds Evansville, falls at Bradley Bulldogs win on senior night, but lose in final tune-up for MVC tourney by Eduardo Zamarripa

Staff Writer

If the Bulldogs plan on making a run in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament, they’ll have to start by playing much better against the Bradley Braves. On Bradley’s senior night, the Braves came out and shot the lights out of the building, while the Bulldogs struggled to get in a rhythm all day and fell behind early as they got throttled on the road 90-64 in their regular-season finale. The loss moved Drake’s record to 13-17 overall and 7-11 in conference play. The Bulldogs, the No. 7 seed, are set to play the Braves, the No. 10 seed, in the first round of the State Farm MVC Tournament this Thursday at 8:35 p.m. in St. Louis. Early in the first half, Drake led 6-5 in what would be its last lead of the game. The Braves went on a 19-6 run and never looked back as they shot 51.6 percent from the field in the first half, compared to the Bulldogs’ 34.5 percent. Bradley took a 39-26 lead into the break. In the second half, the Bulldogs’ shooting only improved slightly and they could never threaten the double-digit lead the Braves built. While Bradley ended the game shooting 63.2 percent from the field, Drake only managed to make 37.1 percent of its field goals. “They were terrific on offense and we weren’t good on defense, and that kind of combination allows for 63 percent shooting and 90 points,” head coach Mark Phelps said. Not only did the Bulldogs have a rough defensive performance, but they also struggled from 3-point range and from the charity stripe. Drake went 5-of-25 from beyond the arc and shot 13-of-20 from the free-throw line. “It’s a bit concerning because in each of our last three road games we haven’t shot well from three and then at home we’re knocking them down at a high rate,” Phelps said. “We’re a better shooting team than 20 percent from three.” Freshman Rayvonte Rice broke the singleseason record for total points scored by a Drake freshman. Rice registered 14 points to leapfrog Luke McDonald’s record of 412 points set during the 2000-2001 season. Rice has scored 414 points this season. Junior transfer Kurt Alexander led all Drake scorers with 15 points and also registered a team-high four assists to go along with three rebounds. Sophomore Seth VanDeest contributed a team-high seven rebounds and four points. Drake will get ready for its showdown against Bradley this Thursday. The two teams split the season series and the winner gets to play in the

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SENIOR RYAN WEDEL (10) went out in style in his final home game at Drake, notching a career-high 29 points in an 87-69 victory last Wednesday against Evansville. Wedel finished second in the Valley in 3-point field goals made with 69, just two behind the conference leader.

second round of the tournament against powerhouse and No.2 seed Wichita State. Last Wednesday, fifth-year senior Ryan Wedel scored a career-high 29 points in his last game at the Knapp Center and the Bulldogs easily routed the Evansville Purple Aces 87-69. Drake’s lone senior scored four of his five 3-point field goals in the first 10 minutes of the game. Drake took command of the game early on and never looked back.

“For the last three years he’s been a cornerstone in the foundation of what we’ve been trying to build here and I think he’ll always be remembered that way,” head coach Mark Phelps said. “It’s really nice and special for a guy to come out on senior night when so much is expected of him and play so well.” The Bulldogs led by as many as 25 points as they secured seventh place in the Missouri Valley Conference.

With a little over a minute to play in the game, junior transfer Kurt Alexander came in for Wedel, allowing the crowd to give the guard one last standing ovation at home. “It was one of the greatest feelings in the world,” Wedel said. “When you hear the crowd cheering, and just thanking all of my coaches, giving them hugs. You couldn’t ask for a better night.”

>>2011 State Farm MVC Tournament #1 Missouri State (23-7, 15-3)

#2 Wichita State (23-7, 14- 4)

#8 Southern Illinois (12-18, 5-13) #9 Illinois State (12-18, 4-14)

#7 Drake (13-17, 7-11)


#4 UNI (19-12, 10-8)

Winner Game 8

#5 Creighton (18-13, 10-8)

#3 Indiana State (17-13, 12-6) Winner Game 6

#10 Bradley (11-19, 4-14)

#6 Evansville (15-14, 9-9)


Drake makes mark at MVC Indoor Championships >>DAY ONE notable events 200-meter (men) 1. Todd McKown, Wichita State, 21.76 seconds 2. Brandon Deloney, Southern Illinois, 21.88 3. Jon DeGrave, Drake, 21.99 4. Wilmot Wellington, Northern Iowa, 22.05 5. Dylan Hartnett, Wichita State, 22.11

400-meter (women) 1. Sade Sealy, Illinois State, 56.10 seconds 2. Ari Curtis, Drake, 56.18 3. Sam Cameron, Northern Iowa, 56.83 4. Beth Hamling, Drake, 56.96 5. Michaela Brungardt, Northern Iowa, 57.54 compiled by Matt Moran | Sports Editor

DeGrave advances to finals in two events, six women qualify for day two

by Matt Moran

Sports Editor

Consistent with most of Drake’s indoor track results this season, junior Jon DeGrave and senior Ari Curtis led the way at the State Farm MVC Indoor Track and Field Championships last weekend at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. DeGrave advanced to yesterday’s final heat in the 200- and 400-meter races. Curtis was one of six Bulldog women to qualify for the finals, also advancing in the 400. “We kind of expected [DeGrave] to make the finals,” head coach Natasha Brown said in a Drake athletics press release. “Jon has been racing very aggressive this season.” Curtis finished second in the 400 with a time of 56.18 seconds, barely edging out senior teammate Beth Hamling, who finished fourth in 56.96 seconds. Hamling also qualified for the finals. “[For Ari] this is something new,” Brown added. “It’s not a new event, as she typically does the pentathlon… She ran a strong and aggressive race. Beth closed very well. She had a great race too, but her finish really helped crack the top four of the event.” Seniors Kara McCartney and Clarissa LaFlora qualified for the finals in the 800-meter run. McCartney crossed the finish line in 2:14.58 with LaFlora close behind at 2:17.83. Sophomores Marissa Smith and Sarah Yeager represented the sprinters in the finals, advancing in the 60-meter hurdles. Smith registered a time of 8.70 seconds, while Yeager finished in 8.88, a personal best.

“Marissa had an amazing race,” Brown said in the same release. “Every time she races, she gets close to breaking her personal best or she breaks it. Sarah had a tremendous drop and we knew this was coming as she has had so many decent performances leading up to this meet.” Juniors Matt Jurysta and Charlie Lapham advanced to the finals in the 800-meter for the men. Jurysta already broke his week-old personal best time with a 1:53.76, placing third. Lapham posted a 1:54.21. “Matt was pretty impressive,” Brown said. “He looked strong and he stayed out of trouble for pretty much the whole race. He decided with 50 meters to go to start passing people.” Freshman Brogan Austin also turned in a solid performance for the distance squad with a sixth-place finish in the 3,000-meter with a time of 8:33.29. “For him to be a first-year racing some national level athletes and to perform well is remarkable,” Brown said of Austin’s race. Other notable performances include senior Casey McDermott, who finished eighth in the 3,000-meter race for the women. For the men, sophomore Dan Karys leaped a personal best 23 feet, 2 inches in the long jump, placing ninth. Sophomore Isaac Twombly launched a 50-foot, 10.75-inch toss in the weight throw to finish 15th. The championships wrapped up yesterday, and details from that meet will be available in Thursday’s issue of The Times-Delphic.


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Drake squads take separate weekend paths No. 27 Minnesota has too much to handle, deals Drake 5-2 defeat by Dominic Johnson

Staff Writer

The Drake men’s tennis team showed that it has the talent and the passion to go toe-to-toe against the nation’s top teams last Friday night. The Bulldogs took the Minnesota Golden Gophers, ranked No. 27 in the nation, to the wire at the Baseline Tennis Center in Minneapolis. The Gophers lived up to their ranking, as Drake fell 5-2. Minnesota has had only two other 5-2 victories this season, both coming against nationally ranked opponents in No. 35 Boise State and No. 39 Wisconsin. The Bulldogs looked to set the tone early in the doubles matches, showing that despite their lack of a national ranking they were still a very capable squad. Senior Mauricio Ballivian and freshman Robin Goodman paired up at the first doubles spot, where they faced Minnesota’s top team of Sebastian Gallego and Phillip Arndt. The Bulldogs were able to keep the match close until the very end when the Minnesota duo closed the door on Drake. The 8-6 loss at the first position combined with the early 8-2 loss at the second doubles position granted Minnesota the lone doubles point, putting Drake at a 0-1 disadvantage. Drake showed the most promise at the third position where sophomores Anis Ghorbel and James McKie held a lead against the Gophers before losing the momentum and dropping the set 8-6. “We have to be stable in doubles,” Ghorbel said. “The opponents won’t give us a chance to get the win.” Head coach Evan Austin, who often faced the Gophers during his time as an assistant coach at Wisconsin, thought his players did not come out with the passion and shot-making they are accustomed to. “We’ve got to start coming out with more of a sense of urgency,” he said. “It has nothing to do with our level of play in doubles; it’s just more execution and emotions.” The passion that the Bulldogs may have lacked in doubles was made up for in the six singles matches, as right from the first point every Drake player was fist-pumping and cheering continuously. One of the most emotional players on the court Saturday was Ghorbel, who dominated Minnesota’s Arndt 6-4, 6-4 to tie the match at 1-1. Ghorbel credits his fighting spirit to last Wednesday’s loss to Iowa. “I learned from that and from then on I promised myself that I was going to show my true level of tennis to everyone,” Ghorbel said. Austin said he was impressed with Ghorbel’s ability to make adjustments so quickly after last Wednesday night’s loss, and he expects him to play that well and in that mindset throughout the season. “Anis played incredibly good tennis against a guy who hasn’t lost a match all year in Arndt,” he said. “Anyone who has watched [Anis] play knows his talent level.” Minnesota landed the next punch as Drake’s Goodman fell 4-6, 3-6 to Julian Dehn of Minnesota at the sixth slot. The Gophers followed up with a win at No. 1 singles, as Ballivian lost 2-6, 5-7 to Rok Bonin. Facing a 3-1 deficit, the outlook was grim for the Bulldogs, but junior Jonathan Hadash wasn’t ready to let his team pack up for Des Moines just yet. Hadash, who transferred from Minnesota his sophomore year, was only one of two Drake players last year who registered a victory over the Gophers, and he came into this match to show his former coach exactly what he was missing. In what was arguably his most efficient and convincing match of the season so far, Hadash defeated Juan Pablo Ramirez of Minnesota in straight sets 6-4, 7-5. “Every time we go to Minnesota, Jonathan plays his best tennis,” Ballivian said. Austin believes that Hadash will play a huge role in Drake’s success this year, and both he and Hadash agreed that he must



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SOPHOMORE MANCA KRIZMAN returns a backhand shot at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center last Saturday. Drake’s top singles player earned a win over Graceland, but was ousted in a dual-match against Chicago State. The Bulldogs won both matches on the day.

Bulldogs shake off rust to win Saturday doubleheader by Dominic Johnson

Staff Writer

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JUNIOR JONATHAN HADASH won his No. 6 singles match against Minnesota last Friday. It was a bitter-sweet victory for Hadash, because even though Drake dropped the match, he was able to earn a victory against the school he attended before becoming a Bulldog.

have the same mindset in every match that he brings to Minnesota. With the score at 3-2, Drake had a shot at the victory. Sophomores McKie and Jean Erasmus were still on the court, both players entering into a decisive third set against Minnesota’s two seniors, Gallego and Tobias Wernet. “If you could’ve told me James and Jean would each be playing a set for the match, I’d take that any day,” Austin said. “I felt like we were right where we wanted to be.” McKie, however, appeared to suffer from cramps and called the trainer when he was down 4-1. After the short timeout, McKie battled for each point. McKie was able to pull the match back to 4-4, and at this time Erasmus called for a trainer as well. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, Gallego showed no mercy against the wounded Erasmus. In the final shot of the match, Erasmus called Gallego’s shot out and subsequently hit a winning return shot. The line judge overruled the call, saying Gallego’s shot was inside the line. Because Erasmus had continued play, the point was awarded to Gallego. Erasmus lost 5-7, 6-3, 3-6. Wernet’s lead proved too much for McKie, as the sophomore lost 7-5, 6-7, 5-7. The loss put Drake’s record at 0-2 against Big Ten opponents this season, as Drake failed to find a solution in a 5-2 loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes last Wednesday. “These two losses hurt emotionally and they should,” Austin said. “The bottom line is it’s a long season and we’ll be right back to work on Monday.” The Bulldogs return home for their next match this Saturday against a very strong Marquette team. The match begins at 11 a.m. in the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.







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The Drake women’s tennis team added two more victories this past Saturday, taking out Chicago State 5-2 in the morning and defeating the University of Missouri–Kansas City 6-1 in the afternoon. The Bulldogs are now on a four-game winning streak, moving them up to a 4-3 record overall. The Bulldogs started off at an advantage against Chicago State, as the Cougars only fielded four out of the six players necessary for competition. Therefore, Chicago State only had two doubles teams competing, forfeiting the third doubles match to sophomore Ali Patterson and junior Earlynn Lauer. Unfortunately, the players that made up the remaining two teams were particularly adept at doubles. The Bulldogs switched up their duo at the first doubles slot, this time putting freshman Klavdija Rebol with junior Gabby Demos. The Drake pairing couldn’t overcome the Chicago State team, as they dropped the set 8-3. Junior Amanda Aragon and senior Jessica Labarte formed the second doubles team, but they too struggled to find the answer to the Cougars’ doubles play en route to an 8-4 upset. The Bulldogs immediately erased the one-point deficit though, as Chicago State was forced to default the fifth and sixth singles matches, giving Lauer and Aragon two wins for Drake and giving them a 2-1 advantage. Despite playing shorthanded, the Cougars were determined against the Bulldogs, as sophomore Manca Krizman could not find the answer against Dian Mayasari of Chicago State in her 2-6, 1-6 loss in No. 1 singles. With the score tied at two matches apiece, the Bulldogs took complete control of the match. Junior Jessica Aguilera demolished her opponent with a 6-1, 6-0 victory. Rebol then clinched the match for the Bulldogs with a 6-2, 6-4 win. Demos made a valiant comeback after dropping the first set in her match, as she posted a 5-7, 6-0, 6-3 win to move Drake’s decision to a 5-2 victory. Just a few hours later the Bulldogs took the court against the Kangaroos of UMKC. Unlike the Cougars, the Kangaroos fielded an entire team, but the whole Drake squad was on fire throughout the match starting with the doubles point. The afternoon match was a complete role reversal, as the Bulldogs swept all three doubles matches. Demos and Rebol started the trend for Drake with an 8-5 win at the second doubles position. The doubles point was claimed for the Bulldogs off the strength of an 8-4 win by Aragon and Lebarte. Aguilera and Krizman made it a clean sweep with an 8-1 victory. The Bulldogs wasted no time in clinching the match, as Aguilera, Rebol and Demos won the next three matches in dominating fashion to put the Bulldogs up 4-0. Aguilera was the first to finish her match with another 6-1, 6-0 victory. Rebol posted a 6-1, 6-2 match to set up Demos’ clinching 6-4, 6-2 victory. Drake’s only loss of the dual match came at the sixth singles position where Lauer kept the match close throughout but eventually lost 3-6, 4-6. Krizman posted a 6-4, 6-2 win at the top spot while Aragon won 5-7, 7-5, 10-3 at fifth singles. The Times-Delphic will have the results of the Bulldogs’ match against North Dakota yesterday in Thursday’s issue.


Bulldogs’ upset bid falls short at Missouri State by Elizabeth Robinson

Staff Writer

The Drake women’s basketball team fell to 8-8 in the Missouri Valley Conference after its 92-82 loss to Missouri State last Friday in the conference’s highest scoring game of the 201011 season. The Bulldogs maintained their fifthplace standing despite the loss. The Bulldogs kept close with the Bears throughout the entire game, tying the score a total of seven times and with the lead changing hands eight times throughout the game. The game opened with quick back-and-forth play with a significant amount of points scored by both teams. Junior Rachael Hackbarth played one of her best games scoring eight of Drake’s first points of the game, 17 points in the first half and 27 points total. Hackbarth went 10-of-17 from the floor, 7-of-8 from the free throw line and had 11 rebounds. “She kept us in it early,” head coach Amy Stephens said in a postgame press release. “Her effort was great. She gave a tremendous performance.” At halftime, the Bulldogs trailed by just two points, but Missouri State came back strong in the second half scoring 11-straight points, including back-to-back treys by junior Jaleshia Roberson. With 12:28 left in the game, the Bears had increased their lead to 15 points. “We like to fight; we were down and we came back, and were right back in the game down the

stretch,” assistant coach Todd Voss said. “There were lots of positives to take away.” Drake played hard and stayed in the game, keeping the score relatively close despite Missouri State’s burst of energy in the second half. Solid play by the Bulldogs, including 3-point shots by sophomore Kayla Person and junior Amber Wollschlager, pushed Drake to within single digits with nine minutes left in the game. “We hung around,” Stephens said in the same press release. “We showed great composure. I like the fight of this team. They didn’t go away.” Yesterday, Drake continued its road trip to face Wichita State in the Shockers’ final home game of the season. Going into the game, Wichita State was 7-8 and tied for sixth in the MVC. The Bulldogs were half a game ahead of the Shockers prior to Sunday’s game and were 12-4 against them under Stephens. “We have to do a better job defensively,” Voss said. “[Missouri State] did a good job of driving and getting into the lane. They scored too many points in the paint.” The Bulldogs will play their final home game of the season this Saturday against Creighton at 2:05 p.m. Following next Saturday’s game, the team will look forward to the State Farm MVC Tournament, which takes place March 10 through March 13 in St Charles, Mo. “Each game is important because of the seeding [in the MVC tournament],” Voss said. “We feel like we’re starting to play our best basketball as we’re coming down the stretch here.”

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SOPHOMORE KAYLA PERSON leans in for a jumper. Person contributed seven points and six assists in a 92-82 loss at Missouri State last Friday, the team’s second loss to the Bears this season.



MONDAY, FEB. 28, 2011 | PAGE 8

Learning how to sell Drake SIFE members team up with children from a local after-school program to teach them how to create a product and sell it by Lizzie Pine


There were orange pots and white pots, black pots and peach pots. They were decorated with stars, faces, designs and anything else going through the minds of fourth- and fifth-graders. After preparing for months, the children were ready to sell their hand-crafted pots. Last Friday, children from The Haven, an after-school program with the Children and Family Urban Minstries through Trinity United Methodist Church, sold pots in Hubbell. Drake University students in Students in Free Enterprise have volunteered with The Haven on Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. to organize the Krafty Kids pottery sale. The children who came to the sale were chosen based on attendence and good behavior. Janelle Mueller, in charge of the program, said that this year’s Krafty Kids went much better than last year. “We sold a lot more than we thought we would, and donations were given out,” she said. “Many kids had done it before and they weren’t as afraid to approach the students.” The kids made an estimated $200, more than last year’s $160, said SIFE member Eryn Swain. “The college kids were the motivators,and they’ve been working on this for months,” Mueller said. “The group was very mature. They knew what to say to the kids to get them back in line and on track.” The Haven children will get to spend the money on something they choose themselves. Last year, they bought a PS2. “Once the kids have ownership of the program, they participate more,” Mueller said. This also gets the third-graders excited to be in the program when they are in fourth and fifth grade. “We’re already talking about planning for the fall more diligently to plan for selling before Christmas,” Mueller said. “Definitely would want them (the SIFE members) back for next year.”

PERIPHERY 48 Final deadline for Art submissions

March 1, 2011

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Periphery, Drake University’s Art and Literary journal, is accepting submissions for its 48th publication. We are seeking submissions in Art, Literature, Spoken Word, and Music. The final deadline is Tuesday, March 1. Submission is free and open to all writers and artists living in the Des Moines area and/or attending Drake University, Grand View University, Des Moines Area Community College, or Simpson College.

Art submissions will be accepted in the areas of Drawing, Painting, Photography, Digital Media, Printmaking, and Sculpture. Art submissions must include a highquality digital image file (jpeg or pdf preferred) and should state the title, dimensions and medium in the cover letter. Individuals may submit up to four pieces of art for review.

All work should be submitted electronically to periphery@ and should accompany a cover letter including name, e-mail address, phone number, intended genre, and title(s) of work.

photos by CONNOR MCCOURNEY | photo editor

Visit to view past examples of art and literary works.

PROFESSOR DEB BISHOP checks out a purple and yellow design on a pot the children made.

The Times-Delphic  

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

The Times-Delphic  

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