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The Times-Delphic remembers 9/11 One event shapes a generation by Stephanie Sanyour
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Nearly 3,000 lives were lost 10 years ago and the state of Iowa does not forget. In remembrance of each of the lives lost on 9/11, nearly 3,000 flags stood tall at the grounds of the Capitol on Sept. 11. “We’ll never forget where we were ten years ago today,” said Michael Bousselot, policy advisor for the governor. Commissioner of the Iowa Department of Public Safety Larry Noble honored the 9/11 victims in a speech. “Every person that died on that day died a hero,” he said at Sunday morning’s ceremony called “Remembering Our Past, Securing Our Future.” Along with Bousselot and Noble, the ceremony featured remarks from Gen. Timothy Orr of the Iowa National Guard, Brig. Gen. Derek Hill of the Iowa Homeland Security
and Emergency Management division, Barry Ferguson of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Gov. Terry Branstad. The governor expressed in a highly emotional state that “it’s important that we remember the tragedy and that we are still being threatened.” The speakers had one goal in common: to bring a sense of alertness and readiness to the audience. “The prize of freedom is eternal vigilance,” Orr said. Hill added that in order to remain vigilant of our friends and neighbors we need to follow four steps: Stay informed, be alert, create a family emergency plan and put together an emergency supply kit. “We have a responsibility to prepare for whatever may happen,” Hill said. Branstad ensured the audience that “we work with our local counties to make sure that we are ready.” To conclude the ceremony,
Branstad laid a wreath at the foot of the Statue of Liberty replica. The wreath was made by Margaret Hough and Camille Valley and is made with 2,977 millimeters of blue ribbon to represent the number of lives lost on 9/11; 13,000 inches of red ribbon to represent the number of Iowa National Guard soldiers and airmen deployed since 9/11; and 84 white flowers to represent the number of military members who have lost their lives on active duty since 9/11. People of all ages and backgrounds gathered early on Sunday morning to remember 9/11, a meaningful day for people like former marine and Iowa native John Turner. “It means a lot to me that almost 3,000 people were killed in the attack, and I just want to remember them and show my respect,” Turner said. Others were too emotional for words, like Jeff Traviss, the assis-
tant scout master of Boy Scouts of America. In a high state of emotion, Traviss was able to express with tears welling up in his eyes that 9/11 made him get more involved in the community and that it’s important to “remember the lives that were sacrificed that day.” The Iowa State Patrol, Des Moines Police Department, Polk County Sheriff ’s Office, Des Moines Fire Department, Boone Fire Department, Indianola Fire Department, Iowa National Guard and Patriot Guard Riders of America also participated in the ceremony. In addition to the five speakers, the ceremony featured performances by Simon Estes and Linda Juckett. The event was free and open to the public, and the flags have been waving in remembrance since last Wednesday when WHO Radio and the United States Air Force placed the flags on the Capitol grounds.
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AMERICAN FLAGS grace the grounds of the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines in observance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Economic future focus of speech Students, staff and DSM community attend by Kylie Rush
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It was a standing-room only crowd in Sheslow Auditorium last Thursday as Drake University students and Des Moines citizens waited for former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich to enter the room. He was there to present his speech “Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future.” Reich, one of Time Magazine’s 10 most effective cabinet secretar-
ies of the last century, spoke not only about the economy, but also about President Barack Obama’s job speech that was delivered just moments before Reich graced the stage. He felt the president was forceful and eloquent, and he made it very clear that he wanted Obama’s plan passed. “Is the proposal big enough for the predicament that we are in?” Reich said. “The debt is almost entirely due to health care costs. The issue for us right now is jobs and growth.” Junior political science major
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Courtney Howell agreed with Reich. “His side makes sense regardless of what party you’re in,” she said. “He brought up a good point that we look for people who are healthy instead of those who are sick for health care. We need a more centralized version.” Howell wanted to see the speech since she had viewed a YouTube video in which Reich spoke. “The video was about his nonprofit action,” Reich said. “I wanted to see him in person.” First-year journalism major Stephanie Kocer chose to see Reich to aid in her understanding of politics. “My first-year seminar is about politics so I thought it would be helpful to see a politician’s view on things,” Kocer said. Reich has been a part of a national administration three times and has written 13 books. One of his most notable works is “The Work of Nations,” which has been translated into 22 languages. Reich has also been a columnist, television personality and public radio host as well as founding editor of American Prospect Magazine. He is currently the chairman of the citizens group Common Cause, and he also teaches at the University of California, Berkley.
Most of the Drake students in attendance related to the education portion of his speech. “We must invest wisely in education, starting with early childhood education,” Reich said. “And we have got to make college much more affordable to young people.” Junior sociology major Pat Felker said he felt Reich’s words were truthful. “College was always pretty much guaranteed to me, and some of my friends didn’t always have the advantages I did,” Felker said. Howell agreed that college should be more affordable to the general public. “It was never ‘if you go to college’ for me, it was always ‘when,’” Howell said. “College is definitely important, but some of my friends at home go to community college or just don’t go. It’s not fair that some people can’t afford to go.” Overall, the students felt like it was a great speech. Kocer was impressed with Reich’s arguments. “He seemed to have a lot of really good points,” she said. Howell said the speech touched on a lot of important issues. “It was definitely worth it,” Howell said. “It’s good to educate yourself and hear both sides before arguing about one side or the other.”
ROBERT REICH speaks to a crowd in the Cowles Library Reading Room.
Journalism production class wins award for sports program ‘Beyond the Blue Line’ follows hockey players from West Des Moines by Jennifer Heartley
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The School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s advanced video production class, producing television sports,” creates a new idea every year for a 30-minute pilot sports program. The students of JMC 114 usually spend the first week of class coming up with new ideas. “Longer format video is a very different way of story-telling,” said Todd Evans, professor of the 2010
class that made “Beyond the Blue Line.” Longer format video is about one and a half minutes to three minutes long, such as something you might see in a newscast. The 2010 class decided to tell a story about hockey. The team followed players from the Des Moines Buccaneers, which is a United States Hockey League team that recruits high school players to play for a year. The players attend Valley High School in West Des Moines. Production started with the class videotaping the whole team around
a table. The students picked out six players who “seemed kind of interesting” and “weren’t afraid to talk.” Then the class narrowed the group down to four players who they were going to film for 10 weeks on the ice and off. All of the players live away from home with a billet family, a family that hosts young hockey players much like foreign exchange students. The players have academic responsibilities while they pursue dreams of playing professional hockey. A production team followed each of the four individual players. There
was a line producer for each group who was in charge of shooting, interviewing and editing. Alumna Rebecca Altenhofen’s job as executive line producer was to oversee each team. There was a technical crew for each player as well. The technical crews consisted of shooters, camera operators, writers and editors. Lauren Staller was the head editor. Crews also included
Prairie outside of Meredith to be ‘refreshed’ by Lauren Ehrler
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A special guest visited Student Senate last Thursday night. Drake President David Maxwell dropped in to share his visions for the university’s future and answer questions from the senators. “I really love working with faculty and staff to shape the future of this university,” Maxwell said. “It’s the most important part of my job.” Maxwell explained to the senators that a majority of his time is dedicated to Drake’s $200 million fundraising campaign. The funds raised will be used for faculty and scholarship endowments as well as facility renovations. Maxwell reported that the university has already surpassed the $100 million mark, and despite a tough economic climate, he expects the $200 million goal to be reached. “I wouldn’t spend all my time doing this if I didn’t think it were possible,” Maxwell said. The senators were also updated on Drake’s search for a new provost and vice president for business and finance. Maxwell is hopeful that replacements will be found by 2012 but advised senators that the search may take longer. “It is most important to get this right, rather than quickly,” Maxwell said. Dean of Students Sentwali Bakari announced in his report that Aliza Mozack, the new sexual violence and healthy relationship promotion director, was now on campus. Bakari also reported that he and
SEE SENATE, PAGE 1 Check out Senate’s re-designed website! www.drakesenate.com
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Check out easy ways for students to be greener on page 2!
DEAL puts on Earth Week events on Drake’s campus
To chalk or not to chalk, that is the question
Students share memories of the 9/11 attacks
Football team wins home game on Saturday
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“ Going green on campus is easy
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I think it’s only fair that we, as students, respect each other no matter where we are.
—KATIE SHERIDAN, COLUMNIST | PAGE 3
How some students go green, and ways you can become more environmentally conscious by Kelsey Johnson
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It’s important in today’s age to reduce one’s carbon footprint and be environmentally friendly by taking easy steps to recycle and purchase reusable water bottles, but what are
some alternative ways to go green? Drake’s “Blue is Green” campaign does a lot of work for students by implementing single-stream recycling for residence halls, providing ecototes (reusable shopping bags) for first-years and giving all students and faculty freedom to ride Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority
buses for free, but there are still many other ways students can help out Mother Earth. Drake Environmental Action League Co-President and senior Carol Kim encourages students to use surrounding businesses to satisfy needs and wants. “Buy local,” Kim said. “Less
gasoline is used to transport the goods, less fossil fuels are used, less carbon dioxide is emitted into the atmosphere and all that slows down the process of global warming.” Events such as the downtown farmers’ market on Saturdays and the Drake-neighborhood farmers’ market on Wednesdays are fun, easy
ways to help out local vendors and find the best food in town. There are other off-beat ways to stay green, Kim said. “Don’t free balloons into the sky because they will most likely end up in the ocean and some sea turtle will eat it thinking it’s kelp and die,” she said.
Ways for students to stay green Students can bring their own to Olmsted and other coffee shops. Most places even offer a 10-cent discount.
Similarly, students can bring their own water bottles to Quad Creek Cafe when they eat in. Avoid taking a cup to go.
Anyone with a smartphone can download an app from goodguide.com that scans barcodes at home or in the store to quickly evaluate the safety, health, green and ethical impact of food and health products based on scientific ratings.
Washing clothes on “cold” saves substantial energy, since approximately 90 percent of energy used by washing machines heats up the water.
FROM SENATE, PAGE 1 other university officials met with local bar owners over the summer to discuss underage drinking, fake IDs and data from the AlcoholEdu program completed by incoming freshmen. In senator reports, Sen. Michael Riebel followed up on an issue that was briefly discussed at the Sept. 1 Strategic Meeting. “‘Save the Prairie’ is in full effect here at Drake University,” Riebel said in regards to the small patch of natural prairie on the north side of Meredith Hall, thought to be replaced with grass. Riebel met with university officials last Friday morning and reported via Twitter that plans are in order to “refresh” the prairie to make it “look a little nicer.” Diversity Sen. Ankita Dhussa reported that the first open forum version of Unity Roundtable was a success. “There wasn’t a real forum or place to discuss diversity in an open forum so hopefully this will be the start of that,” Dhussa said. The diversity interest senators also brought a bylaw amendment to the table that would remove their positions from the Campus Advancement, Student Fees Allocation and the Student Services Committees but add an additional Unity Roundtable per month. Senate will take action on the bylaw amendment in this week’s session.
FROM HOCKEY, PAGE 1 three line producers: senior Maggie Sutton along with alumnae Rachel Yancey and Eamonn Cogan. “[They were] the most unique group of students I’ve ever had, and I’ve been teaching for 30 years,” Evans said. “It was just something about the way they all jelled.” Ironically, none of the six students were big hockey fans, but the video was so intriguing and had much more depth to it than just hockey. To watch “Beyond the Blue Line” go to this link: http://vimeo. com/17343161. Evans believes that the way the group interacted with each other and
Buy fresh fruits and vegetables instead of canned foods, which take at least 10 times more energy to package.
Unplug lamps, printers, chargers etc., when not in use. Many people don’t realize electronics suck up energy from outlets even when they’re not being used or set at “off.” Keep down the screen brightness on laptops and set preferences to the energy saving setting that’s often available. Eat less meat. Energy is used to transport corn to feed animals, prepare and package the meat and transport it to stores around the country. When buying meat opt for local, grass-fed choices.
Go for glass bottles instead of cans when buying beer (for those students over 21). Glass takes less energy to manufacture.
Buy recycled paper for personal printers, and invest in ink refills for pens instead of buying new ones every time they dry up.
Students can donate clothes and supplies they don’t use instead of throwing them away. They can also use Freecycle.org where people donate items they no longer need, for free!
DEAL’s Earth Week Events Monday
WHAT: Save the Prairie
WHAT: Farmers’ Market Day
WHAT: Active Outdoors Day
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Outside of Helmick and Olmsted
WHERE: Outside of Helmick and Olmsted
WHERE: Outside of Helmick and Olmsted
Bring money for food, coffee and other treats
committed to the project is how the class won four prestigious awards. The documentary won the Telly Award for Student Production, the Communicator Award of Excellence for sports programs, the Communicator Award of Excellence for student programs and first place in long form production from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Student Television Awards. “They really made it (the documentary) their own,” Evans said. “Beyond the Blue Line” is also eligible for the Iowa College Media Association awards. Evans will continue to put the program up for honors as long as it’s still eligible. The production was more about the players and how passionate they are for hockey rather than the sport
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itself. It took a lot of time to create something that won four awards and Evans was there to make sure that everyone kept focusing on the end result. Drake video production assistant James McNab was a second resource for the students to use when they weren’t sure about something. They referred to him as their “go-to guy.” Currently, Staller is in Hollywood getting her first editing credit for a major production. Altenhofen is getting ready to move out there, too. Yancey is working for a production company west of Des Moines, producing and editing programs. Cogan is in film school. Sutton is in her senior year as a radio-television major.
To view the video the class made visit: http://vimeo.com/17343161
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Football is officially back. There were 4215 people in attendance at Drake’s first home football game last Saturday!
More consideration needed in residence halls Air hums through the vent beside me as my eyes attempt to imprint the textbook’s information on my brain. How I wish I could take a walk outside, go meet up with friends or just relax for a second. But my list of homework assignments glares me back into obedience. I read each sentence carefully until a laugh breaks my concentration. It is muffled slightly by the wall that separates my room from the hallway. Crescendoing voices fill my ears with tales and exploits that I never wanted to hear. The shrillness of the voices bursts through the plaster, wood and wiring of the wall right into my ear canal. Try as I may to drown
it out, ignore it, put in earphones and listen to instrumental music, the volume of the voices prevails. And so, defeated, I wait for the voices to fade away. Especially during my years in the residence halls, I really liked to do homework in my room. I had everything I needed nearby and everything was set up just the way I wanted it. The problem was that I felt like one of the only people doing homework in the entire residence hall. A girl would be outside the door, talking into her cell phone loudly about the scandals of the previous night. Five friends would squeal and pound on the connecting wall between our
rooms. Everywhere there was noise when I needed just a few hours of quiet. Everyone has weeks when they are able to make time for fun, and everyone has weeks when they are on the edge of quitting college due to stress. I think it’s only fair that we, as students, respect each other no matter where we are. If you’re outside of someone’s dorm room talking on the phone with a friend, talk a little quieter and realize that someone inside that room may be having a stressful week. If you’re walking around at a late hour and you know the walls of your apartment are thin, take steps a little
lighter; you never know who has to wake up early for work the next day. Being mindful of how loud we are can be a first step toward increasing courtesy on campus. And no, I’m not saying you have to whisper all the time or that talking on the phone in the hallway is not allowed. I’m definitely not saying I’ve never done these types of things. All I am trying to suggest and promote is a consideration for other people, even the ones you may not see. I have met very nice people on campus, and I don’t think little extra steps like controlling our noise levels will be difficult for them. I think if we all try a little bit harder to imagine ourselves
in others’ shoes, there will be fewer frustrated students sitting on the other side of that wall.
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Chalk should not be used to share opinions We’ve all seen them around campus; they’re kind of hard to miss. No, I am not talking about the new street signs, but rather the chalk wars that cover the sidewalks. Before I continue, let me make clear that the intent of this article is not to voice an opinion on abortion, but rather to explain the inappropriateness of using the sidewalks as a medium to debate the issue. Just the other day as I walked from Cline Hall to Cowles Library, I counted seven incidents of this chalky feud. Why is this matter such a pressing issue that it should be addressed in the school paper? We are not fifth graders anymore. If you want to have a debate on a subject then hold a meeting! Don’t fight it out over chalk. I haven’t had recess since fifth grade, so playground time is over. Secondly, Drake is a nationally recognized university that plays host to a wide variety of important guests. Last Thursday afternoon we had Robert Reich on our campus. It isn’t professional to see “graffiti” lining the pavement that he had to walk on. Lastly, think about when you visited campus for the first time and what you were personally looking for in a university. Weren’t you looking for a community-like atmosphere? Should we really give off the impression to guests and prospective students that Drake plays host to a hostile community in which everyone is compelled to stress over personal beliefs? There are many more
pressing issues first at hand, like studying for your first chemistry exam. Let’s be a little more mindful of what we say before we say it, or write it in this case. And think about how from an outside perspective this immaturity could be viewed. Let’s keep the chalking for publicly announcing events on campus and not sharing personal opinions. The sidewalk isn’t any different than the “posting areas” we have around the buildings on campus. Sure the rain will wash it all way soon, but will Dr. Seuss ever forgive us for using the “Who’s” as a metaphor for an embryo? Let’s keep it classy Drake and leave the chalk at the playground.
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Letter to the Editor... What exactly compelled you to feel that giving the names and pictures of the four individuals arrested at Ross was a good idea? First, the security reports take care of informing the students about violations on campus, often with no naming involved. Second, have you considered the repercussions of this article? Let’s say all four of these students continue their studies at our university. Do you think it’s fair that, outside of these students’ social groups and those they wish to inform, the entirety of campus can identify them by both name and face and that those faces are now linked with some petty crime? That those around them have been given the material to form stigmas against them at a school that is largely marijuana intolerant and ignorant (in relation to alcohol)? Perhaps this was your journalistic right, but I and many people I have talked to feel that this was a disrespectful journalistic action and I thought you should know.
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Students share their memories of Sept. 11, 2001 by Emily Lofgren
“All [through] morning classes we watched the news and were glued to the TV, shocked and wondering who would do such a thing. When the Pentagon got hit, we were all worried the White House or the Capitol would be hit.” -Nathaniel Jacobs, Junior
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“When I first heard about it, I thought it was a movie stunt gone wrong. I realized it was not an accident when the second plane hit. It took me a while to accept that such an act could be intentional.” -Michaela Stephan, P2
“More than anything, I remember feeling scared, confused and uncertain. It seemed like the whole world stood still and was glued to their TV.” -Ryan Price, Junior
“I was only nine, so I don’t remember much but I remember not knowing what was going on when I woke up for school—I had a bad feeling. I remember watching the news in all my morning classes and being scared while not knowing how to react.” -Jayme Shelby, Sophomore
“My friends and I were really panicking when we heard about the attacks. My cousin should have been on one of the flights that went into the World Trade Center but slept through his alarm, missing the flight.” -Rachel Cutler, Junior
“Now that I look back on it, I wish that adults would have explained not just what had happened but why it happened. It is so important that we understand why it happened and the history behind it and what it means for American foreign policy.” -Melissa Holle, Junior
“What does this day mean to me? It is a stoic reminder that I am blessed, to never let a day pass without telling the people in my life how much they mean to me, and to never let ignorance guide my actions. May those who lost their lives rest in eternal peace—make them proud!” -Anna Limbrick, Senior “After the 9/11 attacks there was a sense of unity and higher purpose. Petty issues were set aside as the American people banded together. It was as if people lost their categorization as Republican or Democrat—people were no longer from a state; they were from the United States.” -Michael Rohl, Junior
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The 10th anniversary of 9/11 means something different to everyone. More importantly it has changed the lives, thoughts, and beliefs of many. Sunday marked the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11. While the New York 9/11 memorial opened to the public, Drake University and the Des Moines community had their own Interfaith Dialogue to remember and recognize Sept. 11. Sunday’s program appropriately read the words “All are welcome”. Sunday’s service was hosted in Sheslow Auditorium and was hosted by four Iowa organizations as well as representatives from over seven faith communities. The group came together to host a Greater Des Moines Interfaith Service in hopes of commemorating the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, and to create unity and understanding across faith groups. The service was open to all students, staff and Des Moines community members. The service attracted people from across the faith spectrum to explore and reflect on how their community feels about 9/11 and its sub sequential issues. “How do we find common ground?” asked speaker Connie Terrell. “We’ve experienced chaos, confusion, anger, fear, mistrust, hate; we mourn our own loss of innocence both individually and collectively,” said Terrell. The Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, Des Moines Area Religious Council, the Des Moines Ecumenical Peace Committee and
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Blink-182 in Des Moines...what’s their age again?
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Rock band Blink-182’s summer tour rolled through Des Moines last Thursday night at Wells Fargo Arena. The group’s
last album was released in 2003, but their concert was vibrant, fresh and just as enjoyable as it was eight years ago. The arena was packed with an array of fans showcasing the group’s ability to reach a variety of audiences. The concert brought out the 44-year-old’s who lived in
their 20s for a night by rocking out to Blink, and there were the 13-year-old skateboarding, punk rock kids who dream of rocking as hard as Blink-182. First-year Keegan Mechels has been a Blink-182 fan for six years and also attended last Thursday’s concert.
“I’m into that kind of music,” Mechels said. “Most of their songs are about stuff that doesn’t even matter like partying and that kind of stuff.” Thes concert started off with Blink’s 2003 hit and personal favorite “Feeling This.” “The highlight of the concert was definitely Travis’ drum solo over the general admission area,” Mechels said. The group donned its classic look. Mark Hoppus, Blink’s bass player and vocalist, wore a black T-shirt, distressed shorts and sneakers, while guitarist and vocalist Tom DeLonge dressed in all plain black clothing. Travis Barker, the group’s drummer, was shirtless to showcase his array of tattoos. Everything about the concert from the music to the way the group dressed proved one thing; Blink-182 hasn’t changed a bit. Blink-182 originally formed out of Poway, Calif., in 1992 when DeLonge was introduced Hoppus through Mark’s sister. Hoppus and DeLonge spent months playing and writing music in DeLonge’s garage. Scott Raynor was later recruited to join the band as the drummer. The three referred to themselves as “Ducktape” until they thought of the name Blink. The trio released the album “Cheshire Cat” in 1994 and the 1997 album “Dude Ranch” before replacing Raynor in the midst of its 1998 tour. Barker was invited to join the band as the new drummer, and the new Blink-182 released the albums “Enema of State,” “Take Off Your Pants and Jacket” and “Blink-182.” The group achieved enormous mainstream success and fame from
1999 to 2004 when it snagged seven notable awards, including three Teen Choice awards. Blink-182 experienced turmoil in 2005 and entered an “indefinite hiatus. DeLonge pursued work a separate group, Angels & Airwaves, while Barker and Hoppus started the group +44. Both groups achieved moderate success, but ultimately Blink-182 reunited in 2009 and the group is set to release its sixth studio album, “Neighborhoods,” later this month. The group’s new single off the album, “Up All Night,” has a similar vibe to the older music that fans love but has a modern twist that keeps things fresh. The men of Blink-182 may be approaching 40 years of age, but the dynamic of last Thursday’s show certainly did not reflect their ages. Blink-182’s on-stage chemistry was amazing and their pure love of rock certainly shined through. The men of Blink-182 have built their solid career on their carefree attitudes, their pure talent and their love of punk rock. This combination has attracted millions of fans worldwide and has led to a career that has lasted nearly two decades. Blink-182 encompasses the essence of punk rock and is definitely here to stay.
Boating in the moonlight at Gray’s Lake by Laura Sigal
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Werewolves are no longer the only ones out for full moons; boaters can now enjoy the moon on Gray’s Lake. Starting in May and running through September Gray’s Lake opened their moonlit waters to all non-gasoline powered boats. A moon float is a great, inexpensive Monday night activity. For only 5$ an hour, you and your friends or
you and a date can rent a paddleboat, hydro bike or canoe. Gray’s Lake provides lights for the boats as well as flashlights. Sign up for rental begins at 8 p.m. and boating goes from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Gray’s Lake Park does not allow alcohol on its premises so this is a great alternative to drinking. Senior public relations major Sean Walsh went on his first moon float this summer. Walsh said it would be a great event for anyone over the age of 10. “It turned out to be a great
Internship panel, awards presentation The E.T. Meredith Center for Magazine Studies will present an internship panel and special award presentation on Tuesday night. Eight journalism students will discuss their summer internship experiences. The locations of the internships varied from Los Angeles, to New York to right here in Des Moines. The panel and presentation will take place in Meredith 104 from 6-8 p.m. Refreshments will be available and there will be time for a question and answer session at the end of the panel.
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night,” he said. “All of the friends that I went with really had fun and it was actually a pretty good work out.” The moon float is a great way to relax and enjoy all that Des Moines has to offer. Gray’s Lake brings you the best of both worlds; it’s close enough to see downtown, yet far enough to sit back and enjoy the stars. “It was neat to be out in the middle of the lake where it was really quiet and to see the stars and moon as well as the lights on the bridge.”
Walsh said. If you can’t make it to the moon float be sure to check Gray’s Lake out some other time. The park features a picturesque beach as well as a trail that goes around it and connects to other area trails. Gray’s Lake Park is a great place for bikers, walkers, joggers and anyone who just wants to lounge on the beach and meet new people. There is something for everyone in this Des Moines gem. Gray’s Lake is located at 2101 Fleur Dr. For more information on
the moon float and the variety of other Gray’s Lake events contact Tim Smith, the parks and recreation programmer, at (515) 248-6315. You can follow them on twitter @grayslake, like the Gray’s Lake page on Facebook or check out the calendar on dmgov.org to stay up to date on future events. The park is open daily from 5 a.m. to midnight.
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STATS OF THE WEEK
Senior quarterback Mike Piatkowski had a terrific game for the Bulldogs on Saturday. Piatkowski finished with 333 passing yards and three touchdowns. Senior Drew Blackmon had 118 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
Bulldogs top Grand View 28-21 in OT Thriller Seniors Mike Piatkowski and Drew Blackmon lead late rally by Ashton Weis
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In Drake football history, there have been a total of three overtime games. The third was last Saturday. The Drake Bulldogs faced off against the Grand View Vikings, their Des Moines rivals. The Bulldogs scored with eight seconds left in the fourth quarter to force overtime, then edged the Vikings in the extra period to earn their first win of the season, 28-21. The Bulldogs played in front of an enormous showing of 4,215 fans. The stands revealed an impressive array of blue and white. The Bulldogs came out strong in the first quarter, scoring at the 8:51 mark on a five-yard run by fifth-year senior Patrick Cashmore. Grand View responded with two touchdowns to capture the lead. When the Vikings scored for the second time, Drake replied with a 70-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Mike Piatkowski to senior wide receiver Drew Blackmon. “We struggled mightily getting into the end zone,” head coach Chris Creighton said. “We’re not going to like watching this game’s film.” The Bulldogs and the Vikings remained at a standoff during the third quarter, both achieving no score, ending the quarter with a tie game of 14-14. Grand View scored a touchdown early in the fourth quarter to jump ahead 2114. Piatkowski tossed his game-tying 10-yard touchdown to senior Nathan Paddock. Drake came out strong in overtime and scored on its first possession. Blackmon scored for the second time on an 11-yard pass from Piatkowski. During the Vikings’ overtime possession, sophomore linebacker Travis Merritt forced a fumble that was recovered by junior Dustin Davis. “We had a game plan all week,” Piatkowski said. “It just wasn’t executed until the first drive and the last drive.”
Drake’s first overtime game was Oct. 12, 2002, and the team edged Albany 49-42. The next was Oct. 25, 2003, in which Drake lost 51-45 at Valparaiso. Piatkowski had 333 yards passing, the second highest yardage-total of his career. He now has 4,527 yards passing in his career and moves past Jeff Martin into fifth on the Drake all-time passing list. Martin, Drake’s wide receivers coach, played for the Bulldogs from 1973-1976. He ended his career with 4,365 yards passing. Blackmon had two touchdown receptions and ended the game with 118 yards receiving. “Blackmon and I have a great connection together,” Piatkowski said. Both seniors, Blackmon and Piatkowski have been playing together for the last four years. Junior Joey Orlando and Paddock followed Blackmon with the second and third most receiving yards on the team, respectively. The defense also made great plays. Merritt had five tackles and senior David Witkiewicz had five tackles and a sack. Fifth-year senior Jeff Grovak had six tackles. Piatkowski is satisfied with the victory but knows there is plenty of room for improvement. “We’re going to take the season one step at a time and be ready for Missouri S&T next Saturday,” he said.
>> Get ready for the next game SATURDAY, SEPT. 17 VS MISSOURI S&T DRAKE STADIUM, 6 P.M.
>> RECAP First Quarter 8:51- Patrick Cashmore rushes five yards for a touchdown (Drake 7-0).
Fourth Quarter 10:28- Greg Charles passes to Darin Davis for a 23-yard touchdown (Grand View 21-14). 0:08- Mike Piatkowski passes to Nathan Paddock for a 10-yard touchdown (Tied 21-21).
Second Quarter 10:33- Greg Charles passes to Darin Davis for a 14-yard touchdown (Tied 14-14). Overtime 8:18- Greg Charles passes to Darin Davis for a 69-yard touchdown (Grand View 14-7). Mike Piatkowski passes to Drew Blackmon for an 11-yard touchdown (Drake 28-21). 8:02- Mike Piatkowski passes to Drew Blackmon for a 70-yard touchdown (Tied 14-14).
Drake earns 0-0 double overtime tie at UMKC by Eduardo Zamarripa
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The Bulldogs continued their season-long scoring struggles last Thursday. Drake went on the road and outshot Missouri-Kansas City 17-8, but could never open up the scoreboard as the teams played to a scoreless draw. Drake has now gone three games without scoring and has not scored a goal in 321 minutes. With the tie, the Bulldogs now own a 2-3-2 record. “We did a very good job of keeping the ball on the ground and making UMKC chase the game,” head coach Lindsey Horner said in a Drake athletics press release. Drake controlled the game from the start, earning a 6-3 shot advantage over UMKC in the first half. Despite senior Danielle Figliola and sophomore Brittany Schuling creating opportunities up top, the Bulldogs headed into the break with a scoreless tie. “From box-to-box we were dominant with Brittany (Schuling) running the show for us and Danielle (Figliola) helping us keep the ball,” Horner said. “We just can’t get a goal, but I’m confident in our team that goals will come.” The Bulldogs continued to pressure the Kangaroos
in the second half, outshooting their opponent 8-3. But Drake could not open up the deadlock. In the two overtime periods, Drake outshot UMKC 3-1 and failed to score once again. The result marked four games in a row without a win for the Bulldogs, who also recorded their second tie of the year. “We certainly created plenty of chances to win the game,” Horner said. “This felt like one of those nights where if we’d put one away early, we could have scored a couple.” Junior Laura Moklestad led the Drake attack with five shots. Junior Tara Zika also contributed four shots. Sophomore goalkeeper Kalena Litch continued her terrific play this season. Litch recorded her first shutout of the year and hauled in four saves for the Bulldogs. This weekend the Bulldogs will hit the road once again. On Friday, Drake will square off against Wyoming and will then take on Northern Colorado on Sunday. The team travels to North Dakota State on Sept. 22 before the Missouri Valley Conference season begins.
Drake drops three out of four over the weekend by Matt Moran
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Drake went 1-3 in its weekend road swing at the Pioneer Classic in Denver. The Bulldogs dropped decisions against Missouri and California-Davis last Friday, but came back to defeat Denver in five sets on Saturday. Drake lost the finale of the tournament against Texas-San Antonio. In Friday’s matches, junior Whitney Westrum led the charge with a total of 26 kills on the day. Senior Caitlin Johnson registered 29 assists in the two matches. Missouri took advantage of the Bulldogs’ .061 attack percentage to oust Drake in four sets (13-25, 25-20, 17-25, 23-25). Sophomore Stacie Hansen had a career-high 10 kills in the match. Drake was no match for UC Davis, which won in three sets (23-25, 19-25, 16-25). The Bulldogs were out-dug 3828 in the match. The most exciting match of the weekend was the opener on Saturday, when the Bulldogs outlasted Denver (23-25, 25-20, 22-25, 25-22, 15-12). Westrum had a career-high 18 kills, which also was tops in the match. Senior Erika Price had 20 digs. Westrum added nine more kills against UTSA, which rolled past Drake in three sets (19-25, 21-25, 13-25). She
became the first Bulldog this season to top the 100-kill plateau, with 104 on the year. The Bulldogs offense had another rough match, with only a .064 attack percentage. Drake had just 28 kills total. UTSA had 41 kills with a .257 attack percentage. Drake forced Denver into 37 errors in the early match. The last three accounted for the final three points in the deciding set. Senior Michelle Reidy and junior Emily Heffernen combined for 17 total blocks in the two matches on Saturday. Drake moved to 3-7 on the season. The Bulldogs travel to Manhattan, Kan., to take on Kansas State tonight at 6 p.m.
>> NEXT GAME MONDAY, SEPT. 12 @ KANSAS STATE 6 P.M.
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Bulldogs promising in first tournament of the year by Eduardo Zamarripa
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The women’s tennis squad began its 2011 campaign with mixed results at the Drake Fall Invitational last weekend at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. “We had our ups and downs. We played hard but not very consistent,” head coach Paul Thomson said. “We saw some good things to work on for the next tournament. I was happy with the effort.” The three-day tournament featured seven teams: Creighton, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Nebraska, Nebraska-Omaha, Northern Iowa, Wichita State and Drake. On Friday, the Bulldogs posted a 4-4 mark in doubles play. In the “A” flight, senior Gabby Demos and junior Manca Krizman won their first two matches. The duo defeated Mary McMullan and Kelsey Schmidt from Creighton 8-5 and also defeated Krissy Lankelma and Chelsea Moore from Northern Iowa 8-6. However, Krizman and Demos lost 8-2 in the semifinals against Christina Colarossi and Maddy Soule from UW-Milwaukee. Also in the “A” flight, seniors Jessica Aguilera and Earylnn Lauer suffered defeats in both of their matches. In the “B” flight, senior Amanda
Aragon and freshman Nell Boyd earned a spot in the title match. After defeating Cassandra Dix and Stefannia Sampaio from Northern Iowa 8-4, and also defeating Analese Snyder and Elizabeth Vermillion from Creighton 8-6, the duo fell 8-5 in the title match against Valerie Brockman and Lucia Kovalova from Wichita State. Thomson was impressed by Boyd’s performance throughout the tournament. “Nell (Boyd) performed very well for her first tournament,” Thomson said. “She played a couple of tough opponents. She’s going to help us out this year.” On Saturday, singles play got underway at the Drake Fall Invitational. The Bulldogs registered six singles victories on the day. In the “A” draw, Krizman and Demos both won their opening matches before losing in the second round. In the “B” draw, Aguilera and Boyd each notched a victory each before being eliminated. Junior Ali Patterson and Lauer also earned a victory each in the “C” draw before bowing out. Freshman Amanda Dick lost in her first match of the “D” draw. “Amanda (Dick) played hard. You can tell she wants to win,” Thomson said. “She had some good things and
some things to improve on. With the experience she’ll get better understanding.” By Sunday, no Bulldog was in contention to compete for a title. However, the Bulldogs registered four more singles victories. Krizman defeated Kelly Fritz from UW-Milwaukee in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2, in the “A” draw. Demos lost a close match against Jennie Hartjes from Creighton, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6. In the “B” draw, Boyd closed off the tournament with another strong performance by defeating Creighton’s Snyder, 6-4, 6-7, 6-2. “Nell (Boyd) had a good tournament,” Aguilera said. “She’s been a great addition to the team. She’s showing really good tennis.” Also in the “B” draw, Aguilera rallied from a dismal first set to win the match, 0-6, 7-5, 6-2. “The match started very fast. In the second set I started figuring out how to play her,” Aguilera said. “I started winning games and then I realized I could win.” Aragon also earned a victory in the “C” draw after she defeated Creighton’s Vermilion, 7-5, 6-1. Lauer struggled in her match, as she fell to Northern Iowa’s Sampaio, 0-6, 0-6. In the “D” draw, Dick lost against Brittany Skemp from UW-Milwaukee, 0-6, 0-6.
Aguilera believes the experience of the first tournament of the season will help the team in their upcoming tournament in Cedar Falls. “The results of the team weren’t great,” Aguilera said. “It was the first tournament of the season. It was a good start to get in shape and be
ready for the next tournament.” The Bulldogs will take a short break before returning to action on Sept. 23 to compete in the Northern Iowa Fall Invitational. “I try not to put any expectations this early on the season,” Thomson said. “Only to improve.”
Drake pulls out 2-1 OT road win over UMKC Senior Charles Schwartz scores twice and delivers golden goal in home opener by Tad Unruh
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Last Friday night the Bulldog men’s soccer team pulled out an extremely exciting victory, winning on a golden goal in overtime against MissouriKansas City in the team’s home opener at Cownie Soccer Complex. The final score was 2-1 with senior Charles Schwartz scoring the game-winner. Head coach Sean Holmes was happy with the win, but he stressed that the team could have played better down the stretch. “Once we gave up the silly goal, we really should have been up 3-0 at halftime and we squandered a lot of chances,” Holmes said. “It was good that we demonstrated some resilience, but against a more mature team we aren’t going to get that chance.” Drake dropped down 1-0, but the team roared back with a goal by Schwartz to tie the game up in the 72nd minute. Drake broke the tie in the 93rd minute when senior Thomas Ostrander drew a foul outside of the left side of the 18-yard box. Schwartz elected to take the kick and netted the game-winning goal for the Bulldogs. “It was right outside the box, the
referee called the foul, I knew I wanted it and when I said that, I knew I could bury it,” Schwartz said. “Being a senior, it was good for me to step up. “ The celebration erupted from the fans to the team to anyone cheering on the Bulldogs. Schwartz was ecstatic at the prospects of scoring a game-winner. “It was my first game-winning goal, so the first thing I did was I ripped my shirt off, threw it around my head and slid in the grass,” Schwartz said. “All of my teammates came over and we made a huge dog pile. It was one of the greatest feelings in the world.” Despite all of the excitement from the win, one big loss was senior goalkeeper Jordan Kadlec, who left in the first half with an ankle injury. Redshirt sophomore Rich Gallagher stepped in and filled his shoes. “Coach has been saying stuff to me since my time at Drake, and I have to be ready for my time,” Gallagher said. “It was my first and the defense played really well in front of me.” Gallagher had three big saves down the stretch as the Bulldogs pulled out the win. Drake took on Fordham yesterday at Cownie Soccer Complex. The Bulldogs hit the road to face Wisconsin on Friday.
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Men’s cross-country repeats as Askelson leads Bulldogs at Oz Memorial champ Redbird Invitational
Drake softball opens up fall season against Grand View
For the second-straight year, Drake returns home from Falcon Heights, Minn., with the Oz Memorial title. The Bulldogs had three top-10 finishes and had 37 points to win the meet. The second-place squad, Minnesota State Mankato, had 76 points. Sophomores Brogan Austin and Omet Kak led Drake by finishing in fourth and seventh, respectively. “Our guys got out there and really competed well in the warm conditions,” head coach Dan Hostager said in a Drake athletics press release. “It is very early in the competitive season as we are only two races in, so no one is in race shape just yet, but training is going well.” The women’s cross-country squad finished in fifth place at the same meet. Sophomore Amanda Marwitz and freshmen Krista Maguire and Melissa Parks finished in 52nd, 53rd and 54th, respectively. Drake finished with 152 points. Minnesota won the title with 15 points.
With plenty of new faces after losing some talented seniors last season, the Bulldogs got a glance at some new players who may be major contributors in the upcoming season. The biggest shoes to fill will be in the pitching circle. Drake lost arguably the two best pitchers in school history at the end of last spring in Jenna DeLong and Brynne Dordel. It will be up to sophomore Jordan Gronewold to carry the bulk of the pitching staff. Gronewold held Grand View scoreless for four innings at Ron Buel Field last Saturday. Freshman Rebekah Schmidt pitched as well, but her biggest contribution came from a third-inning grand slam. Sophomore Amy Pierce also crushed a grand slam. “Our bats were solid and our pitchers threw well,” head coach Rich Calvert said in a Drake athletics press release. Gronewold and freshman catcher Hayley Nybo, who also will have a large void to fill with the departure of alumna Erin Mollohan, added first inning RBIs.
After two rounds of play in Normal, Ill., Drake sits in 12th place out of 17 teams at the Redbird Invitational. Freshman Kimmy Askelson shot a 78-73=151 at the par-71, 6,047-yard D.A. Weibring Golf Club. Askelson was tied for ninth place heading into the final round of play yesterday. “We struggled a little out there today with our game,” head coach Leanne Smith said in a Drake athletics press release. “We found some trouble and our short games weren’t quite where they needed to be. I’m really proud of Kimmy’s (Askelson) effort today, what a great start for her first collegiate tournament. I’m excited to see how she’ll end up tomorrow and I expect our upperclassmen to get some revenge on a few holes out there.” Junior Chelsey Falk and senior Christy Wittmer were tied for 47th and 50th, respectively, after Saturday’s two rounds.
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‘Immaterial Material’ art exhibition displays intimate sculptures, post-consumer constructions
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TWO ARTISTS CAME TOGETHER to put on an art show in the Anderson Gallery. Jim Shrosbree’s art features smaller, intimate sculptures and David Hamlow’s works are larger constructions made from post-consumer products. The exhibition is free and open to the public, and closes on Sept. 23. The regular hours for the Anderson Gallery are Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
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