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Four students arrested at Ross Marijuana, paraphernalia found in residence hall room last week by Kristen Smith


8WTQKM KWVĂ&#x2026;[KI\ML UIZQR]IVI _I\MZ JWVO[ and a scale among other items from a Ross Hall room on Sept. 1, according to a Des Moines police report. The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m., and four Drake students were arrested. Michael R. Glavan, 19; Elliott D. Mason, 20; and Brandon J. Ross, 20, were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of schedule I drugs. Douglas K. Wissler, 19, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Initially, Drake Security was called after a resident assistant detected an odor of marijuana coming from the room. Police were then called to assist security with narcotics found in the room, according the report. The report stated that police could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the ZWWU ;MK]ZQ\a PIL R][\ Ă&#x2026;VQ[PML [MIZKPQVO \PM room when police arrived. <PM[MK]ZQ\aWNĂ&#x2026;KMZ[LQ^QLML\PMKWV\ZIJIVL that was discovered in each room, according to the report. Police reported that they found medicine vials with marijuana and marijuana stems in them, pipes, glass jars with marijuana in them, OZQVLMZ[ I WVMPQ\\MZ I UIZQR]IVI ^IXWZQbMZ water bongs and several containers and glassware with marijuana residue. A mason jar full of a brown substance

was also found, which Glavan told police was [UWSMLUIZQR]IVINZWU\PM^IXWZQbMZ The substances were tested at the scene and _MZMQLMV\QĂ&#x2026;MLI[UIZQR]IVIXWTQKM[IQL Police reported a small glass vial with a white powdery residue. Glavan told police he did not know what the residue was, according to the report. ) PWWSIP XQXM _I[ KWVĂ&#x2026;[KI\ML I[ _MTT Owning a hookah pipe is legal if a person is of age, but since Drake Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campus is a smoke-free environment as per Iowa state law, students are not allowed to have them in a Drake University residence hall, even for storage purposes. All four men were taken to the Polk County Jail. According to court records, Wissler pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia on ;MX\0MXIQL QVĂ&#x2026;VM[IVLKW]Z\NMM[ Mason posted $1,300 bond and is to appear in court on Sept. 12. Ross posted $1,300 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 13. He was ordered to undergo a substance abuse evaluation. Glavan posted $1,300 bond and is to appear in court on Oct. 13. Possession of paraphernalia is a simple misdemeanor and is punishable by up to 30 days in RIQT WZ I UQVQU]U Ă&#x2026;VM WN   WZ I UI`QU]U Ă&#x2026;VMWN   The penalties for possession of marijuana vary based upon the number of offenses a deNMVLIV\PI[<PMĂ&#x2026;Z[\WNNMV[MQ[KWV[QLMZMLI[Mrious misdemeanor and the maximum penalty is

]X\W[Q`UWV\P[QVRIQTWZ]X\WI Ă&#x2026;VM) second offense is also considered a serious misdemeanor and is punishable by up to one year in RIQTIUQVQU]UĂ&#x2026;VMWN  WZIUI`QU]UĂ&#x2026;VM of $1,875. Third offense possession of marijuana is an aggravated misdemeanor and the penIT\aQ[]X\W\_WaMIZ[QVRIQTIUQVQU]UĂ&#x2026;VMWN 



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The lower level of Olmsted Center is getting a facelift. Renovations have begun on the satellite workout facility and meeting rooms, which are set to open for Spring Semester 2012. Student Body President Greg Larson said the workout area will be located in the L-shaped portion of lower Olmsted and will be sectioned off by Plexiglas. The facility will

contain both aerobic machines and a freeweights area. Students will enter the workout area through a lobby located where the food area used to be. Larson said the facility will have the same hours as Olmsted Center. The second part of the renovations will begin this sumUMZ<PQ[[M\WN KPIVOM[_QTTQVKT]LMĂ&#x2026;`QVO]X Bulldog Theater, the restrooms and adding a lobby area. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were approached and asked what we thought should be done with the space,â&#x20AC;? said Michael Riebel Buildings and Grounds Liasion


by Kristen Smith






The Drake menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team gained a step ahead of its competition when it had a successful foreign tour in New Zealand and Australia three weeks ago. Now a couple packages of stolen socks are setting the team back. Star Bulldog sophomore Rayvonte Rice and senior teammate Kurt Alexander were led away from a sporting goods store in handcuffs on Sept. 1 for stealing two packages of athletic socks valued at $50 according to a West Des Moines Police Report. The two men stole the socks from Scheels Sporting Goods in Jordan Creek Town Center and concealed them in a Finish Line bag, according to the report. Rice and Alexander were stopped by two loss prevention associates while exiting the store at 6:58 p.m. They were taken to the loss pre^MV\QWVWNĂ&#x2026;KM_PMZM\PMaI_IQ\ML\PMIZZQ^ITWN  the police. The men were read their rights and arrested. The police said in the report that both the men stated they were â&#x20AC;&#x153;young and dumbâ&#x20AC;? and


Extreme Makover: Olmsted Edition by Sarah Sager

Two menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball players arrested, suspended

for Student Senate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We went out and talked to students about what they wanted.â&#x20AC;? They came to the consensus that a satellite workout facility was the right option. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The goal is for this to be a temporary site for a couple of years,â&#x20AC;? said Larson. Another option considered for lower Olmsted was to use Q\I[IKMV\ZITQbMLUIQTQVONIKQTQ\a â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is what ideally happens for us as [MVI\WZ[Âş[IQL:QMJMTš\WĂ&#x2026;VLW]\_PI\\PM students want and make it happen.â&#x20AC;?


Senate reaches out to students, hosts first weekly â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;strategic meetingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; by Lauren Ehrler

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CONSTRUCTION is underway on the lower level of Olmsted Student Center. A new work out facility is set to open in Spring 2012. New meeting rooms will also be available for use.

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Palin fans brave rain at rally

by Alec Hamilton

Staff writer

Former Alaskan Governor and potential Republican presidential candidate Sarah Palin did not announce her candidacy for the 2012 presidential election on Saturday at the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Restore Americaâ&#x20AC;? rally put on by the Tea Party of America. <PMZITTa\WWSXTIKMQVIĂ&#x2026;MTLR][\W]\[QLM of Indianola, IA where hundreds of supporters turned out to hear Palin speak despite pouring

rain and thunderstorms throughout much of the morning. Despite a foreboding forecast, Tea Party []XXWZ\MZ[Ă&#x2020;WKSML\W\PMM^MV\Ja\PMLWbMV[ several hours before the event was supposed to start. Palin spoke for approximate 45 minutes, starting at shortly after one oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock. In her [XMMKP8ITQVKZQ\QKQbML\PMK]ZZMV\ILUQVQ[\ZItion for its lack of results and accused President Obama and Democrats of promoting â&#x20AC;&#x153;big governmentâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;mortgaging our childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s futureâ&#x20AC;?. She also outlined her plan to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Restore


Americaâ&#x20AC;? which included making America the leading energy producer in the world, eliminating the corporate income tax, and reforming Medicare and Medicaid all the while reducing \PMLMĂ&#x2026;KQ\\PZW]OPI[MZQM[WN J]LOM\K]\[ There was speculation that Palin might announce her candidacy for the Republican nomination for the 2012 presidential election at the rally, as many political pundits believed the time was ripe for such an announcement and if she waited too much longer it would be too late.

Neither nameplates nor a formal agenda were present at Student Senate last Thursday evening. It was set to be â&#x20AC;&#x153;a different kind of meeting,â&#x20AC;? according to Student Body President Greg Larson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Basically this is a very informal meeting,â&#x20AC;? Larson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For the majority of the meeting weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be in just open discussion, dialogue, that kind of thing.â&#x20AC;? ;MVI\MIVVW]VKMLQVQ\[Ă&#x2026;Z[\[M[[QWVWN \PM year that it would be implementing a new meeting style once per month. Thursday marked its Ă&#x2026;Z[\ \ZQIT Z]V WN  \PM VM_ š[\ZI\MOQK UMM\QVOÂş format. Instead of completing regularly scheduled WNĂ&#x2026;KMPW]Z[TI[\_MMS\PM[MVI\WZ[_MV\W]\WV campus in pairs and asked students what issues they encountered. The Senators then brought studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; praise and criticism to the discussion table. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a really positive experience,â&#x20AC;? Vice President of Student Activities Jessica Hamilton said. Hamilton went out with Vice President of Student Life Matt Van Hoeck. The pair listened to concerns and answered questions, especially regarding the new printing system and the blueSky emailing system. Sen. Seejo Valacheril also reported that students seemed to be receptive of senators reaching out in a more direct way. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wow, senators are actually doing something, doing what they always said theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d do,â&#x20AC;? one student told Valacheril. One by one, senators shared studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; issues with the table and the items were added to a list. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got a lot of issues,â&#x20AC;? Larson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s keep it moving. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s keep the focus on the new things





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RUDE AWAKENING 5:07 a.m. Sept. 4 A Drake student came into the Security office. He told Security that he had fallen out of his bed at Morehouse Residence Hall and hit his head on something. Des Moines Police were called since the head wound appeared suspicious. The student stated he just would take a cab to the hospital. A cab was called and the student was transported to a local hospital. No police report was filed. 1:38 p.m. Sept. 1 While working the medical call at Meredith 0ITT I [MK]ZQ\a WNĂ&#x2026;KMZ VW\QKML I XQKS]X \Z]KS next to a car that was now missing a front bum per. A male Drake student was pulling out of a parking space and hit the vehicle parked next to him. The student left a note with his name and insurance information on it for the victim. 8:58 p.m. Sept. 1 While writing parking tickets in the Drake park

FROM PLAYERS SUSPENDED, PAGE 1 were â&#x20AC;&#x153;sorry for doing it.â&#x20AC;? Neither of them was intoxicated. )N\MZJMQVOXTIKMLQVK][\WLaNWZĂ&#x2026;N\PLMOZMM theft, Rice and Alexander were transported to the West Des Moines jail, according to the re port. Both were released on citation to appear at a later date. .QN\PLMOZMM\PMN\Q[KWV[QLMZMLI[QUXTMUQ[ demeanor. According to the Iowa State Legis latureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Code of Iowa the penalty for a simple UQ[LMUMIVWZQ[IĂ&#x2026;VMWN  \W WZ]X\W 30 days in jail. On the night of the incident, Drake Athletic ,QZMK\WZ;IVLa0I\Ă&#x2026;MTL+T]JJ\WTL3++1,M[ Moines that Rice and Alexander have â&#x20AC;&#x153;been suspended immediately from all team activi ties.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will allow for the continuation of the legal process before making further comment or determining the length of suspension and any N]Z\PMZ IK\QWV WV \PM UI\\MZÂş 0I\Ă&#x2026;MTL +T]JJ said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Discipline and consequences will be de termined consistent with the Drake University Student Code of Conduct and expectations for our student athletes.â&#x20AC;? According to the Drake University Code of Student Conduct, â&#x20AC;&#x153;acts in violation of lo cal ordinances, state law, or federal law are in violation of this Code. University disciplinary action may commence whether or not the of fense results in proceedings by a civil or crimi nal court.â&#x20AC;? On Friday, Drake Director of Athletic Com pliance Cody Edwards said that she was not able to comment at the time on if there are spe KQĂ&#x2026;K^QWTI\QWV[WN 6+))ZMO]TI\QWV[ 8I]T3QZSI[[Q[\IV\I\PTM\QKLQZMK\WZ[IQLWV Tuesday that there were not any updates or any new information at the time.

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These times call for bigness, both in policy and in temperment, and I think America is up to the task.

and could smell the marijuana coming from the room. The residents of this room, four male Drake students, were present. The room was searched and marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found. Alco hol was also found in the room and all four students are underage for drinking. Police were called. Three students were arrested for possession of marijuana and drug para phernalia. One student was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. The dean of students has been advised on this incident. 11:54 a.m. Sept. 2 A Drake student reported to security that his mountain bike had been stolen over night from his off campus residence in the JTWKSWN [\;\ZMM\

ing lot located behind the Fieldhouse, a secu ZQ\a WNĂ&#x2026;KMZ WJ[MZ^ML I _WWLMV JI\WV TaQVO WV \PMJIKS[MI\Ă&#x2020;WWZWN I^MPQKTMPM_I[_ZQ\QVO The owner of the vehicle was located in the Bell Center. The owner of the vehicle, a male Drake student, opened up his car and turned the baton over to security. He was advised that this item was a weapon and violated the Drake University weapons policy.

7:35 p.m. Sept. 2 Security and Des Moines Fire responded to /WWL_QV3QZS:M[QLMVKM0ITTJMKI][MWN IĂ&#x2026;ZM ITIZU ;MK]ZQ\a IZZQ^ML IVL NW]VL WV \PM Ă&#x2026;Z[\ Ă&#x2020;WWZ\PI\IUITM[\]LMV\_I[KWWSQVOXWXKWZV in a microwave and burnt it, causing the alarm to go off.

10:10 p.m. Sept. 1 Security responded to Ross Residence Hall on a report of a strong smell of marijuana coming NZWUINW]Z\PĂ&#x2020;WWZLWZUZWWU7NĂ&#x2026;KMZ[IZZQ^ML

1:17 p.m. Sept. 3 Security and Des Moines Fire responded to 7TQV0ITTJMKI][MIĂ&#x2026;ZMITIZU;MK]ZQ\aIVL\PM Ă&#x2026;ZM LMXIZ\UMV\ IZZQ^ML <PM ITIZU _I[ KWU


QVONZWU\PMXMV\PW][MIZMI6WĂ&#x2026;ZM_I[NW]VL leaving an unknown reason for the alarm. 2:23 a.m. Sept. 4 ;MK]ZQ\aZM[XWVLML\W/WWL_QV3QZS:M[QLMVKM Hall on a report that a male was yelling and SVWKSQVOWVLWWZ[WV\PMNW]Z\PĂ&#x2020;WWZ;MK]ZQ\a arrived and found the suspect, a male Drake [\]LMV\ <PM ]VLMZIOMNWZLZQVSQVO UITM _I[ consuming alcohol. He was told to go back to his room. Residence hall staff was advised. 3:55 p.m. Sept. 4 A Drake student reported that his bike had been stolen from the Black Cultural Center. 6:14 a.m. Sept. 5 Security responded to Ross Residence Hall on a report that a female was sleeping in the hall SQ\KPMV ;MK]ZQ\a IZZQ^ML IVL NW]VL I VWV ,ZISM INĂ&#x2026;TQI\ML NMUITM [TMMXQVO WV \PM KW]KP Police were called and the female was advised on trespass for the Drake campus.

Over 130 organizations at Activities Fair, new record set :[\KLU[VYNHUPaH[PVUZJH[LYLK[VĂ&#x201E;YZ[`LHYZ[\KLU[ZSVVRPUN[VNL[PU]VS]LK by Kelsey Johnson

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From professional fraternities to writerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s circles, from student government to salsa danc ing, the Drake activities fair had it all. Whether a student wants to attend service events, help the environment, join an intramural team or JMI,2WVMKIVĂ&#x2026;VLM`IK\Ta_PI\\PMaÂźZMTWWS QVONWZQVUWZM\PIV[\]LMV\WZOIVQbI\QWV[ On Aug. 31, students gathered in the hot, over KZW_LML[XIKMWN =XXMZ7TU[\ML\WĂ&#x2026;VL_PMZM \PMaĂ&#x2026;\QVWVKIUX][ .QZ[\aMIZ2]TQIVVM3TIUXMIVQV\MZVI\QWVIT ZMTI\QWV[UIRWZKIUM\W\PMIK\Q^Q\QM[NIQZ\WĂ&#x2026;VL KT]J[ \PI\ [I\Q[Ă&#x2026;ML PMZ XWTQ\QKIT QV\MZM[\[ ;PM migrated towards groups such as Drake Demo crats, Student Senate and Mock Trial, but also felt drawn to the Drake Environmental Action League and Drake Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lacrosse. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was surprised by how many groups there were and how everybody here seems like they ZMITTaXIZ\QKQXI\MQVITW\WN IK\Q^Q\QM[Âş3TIUXM said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because they make it easy to go [to meetings], they make it very manageable to be involved.â&#x20AC;? .QZ[\aMIZ2WM;VMM_I[QUXZM[[MLJa,ZISMÂź[ level of commitment to serving itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s community IVL_WZTLI[I_PWTM[XMKQĂ&#x2026;KITTaVW\QVO=XÂť\QT

Dawn, a group of college students dedicated to raising money for St. Jude Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Research Hospital to help kids with pediatric cancer and other diseases. Snee also admitted he had come to this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities fair in hopes of getting a lot of free stuff, and he surely was not disappointed. 7ZOIVQbI\QWV[Âź PIVLML W]\ I ^IZQM\a WN  NZMM Q\MU[ QVKT]LQVO KIVLa +WSM JW\\TM[ <[PQZ\[ notepads, water bottles, stress balls, CDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and even chocolate vaginas. Diversity Interest Senator Tanaya Thomas spent her time at the activities fair working at the Student Senate booth, but was open to looking into new activities. A sophomore English major, Thomas has been involved in the Coalition of Black Students, Students for Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Issues IVL?ZQ\MZ[+QZKTM[QVKMPMZĂ&#x2026;Z[\aMIZI\,ZISM Coming into this year, however, Thomas wanted \WM`XIVLPMZPWZQbWV[IVL[PM_I[MTMK\MLNWZ a position on Student Senate. She also has plans to form a poetry troupe for students interested in the provocative â&#x20AC;&#x153;slamâ&#x20AC;? genre. <PWUI[ OW\ QV^WT^ML QV PMZ Ă&#x2026;Z[\ aMIZ Ja â&#x20AC;&#x153;signing up for everything possible and going to all the meetings.â&#x20AC;? She believes the activities fair Q[IOZMI\ZM[W]ZKMNWZ[\]LMV\[M[XMKQITTaĂ&#x2026;Z[\ years, through she feels that â&#x20AC;&#x153;students feel pres sured to join a lot of activities when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s okay to R][\RWQVWVMWZ\_WWZOIVQbI\QWV[IVLX]\ITTWN 

your efforts into them.â&#x20AC;? Though the activities fair helps new students see whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s available on campus, it also has the \MVLMVKa \W W^MZ[\QU]TI\M Ă&#x2026;Z[\aMIZ [\]LMV\[ *W\P ;VMM IVL 3TIUXM ILUQ\\ML \PI\ M^MV though they were excited by the variety of ac tivities, they felt somewhat â&#x20AC;&#x153;overwhelmed.â&#x20AC;? <PWUI[ [IQL \PI\ Ă&#x2026;Z[\aMIZ [\]LMV\[ [PW]TL try new things even if they arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to join everything they show up to. š<PMJM[\_Ia\WĂ&#x2026;VLaW]ÂźZMVQKPMWVKIU pus is to be open,â&#x20AC;? Thomas said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made so many friends by going to meetings and events, even if I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t decide to join.â&#x20AC;?

STUDENTS FROM ALL YEARS from Drake University pack into Upper Olmsted to explore what opportunities await them in the comming year. FAR LEFT: STUDENTSĂ&#x201E;S[LYPUHUK out of Upper Olmsted. LEFT: DOMINIC JOHNSON mans the booth for Alpha Kappa Psi. ABOVE: SPIKE THE MASCOT jokes with students at the activities fair.

FROM SENATE, PAGE 1 things that maybe we havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t talked about before.â&#x20AC;? Issues included helping upperclassmen feel UWZM QVKT]LML QV KIUX][ XZWUW\QVO ITKWPWT alternative weekend options, changing Olm [\MLÂź[ [\I\][ I[ I š_ITS\PZW]OP J]QTLQVOÂş QV\W a â&#x20AC;&#x153;student unionâ&#x20AC;? and talking about the lack of renovations in upperclassmen residence halls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The point of this is to come to a resolution on what we can do, not simply discuss things,â&#x20AC;? Larson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And, again, leave here with some actionable things.â&#x20AC;? Senators then reviewed the list, brainstorm ing ideas to potentially solve some and delegat ing other items to committees, faculty members or a senator for further research. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just thought this was really cool,â&#x20AC;? Senator ,I^QL3IZIb[IQLWN \PMVM_UMM\QVONWZUI\ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to leave tonight with things weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never discussed.â&#x20AC;? Representatives from the Drake Residence Hall Association and the National Residence Hall Honorary also presented to Senate Thurs day on their upcoming service project. <PM OWIT WN  \PM 5QTM 8ZWRMK\ Q[ \W ZIQ[M  Q\MU[ WN  KIVVML NWWL IXXZW`QUI\MTa equivalent to three miles. All food would be do VI\ML\W\PM?WZTL.WWL8ZQbM â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re coming to you guys not only for support but for ideas,â&#x20AC;? said Eric Ferring, RHA President. Ferring along with NRHH President Laura Vollmer and RHA Publicity Chair Weston Pick hinke have already contacted various churches, PQOP[KPWWT[IVLTWKITXPQTIV\PZWXQKWZOIVQbI tions for support. Ferring, Vollmer and Pickhinke hope to gain collaboration for the project from not only RHA and Senate, but Greek Life and SAB as well. The project will be incorporated with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Celebrate Drake.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that you can expect the full coop eration from Student Senate for you endeavor,â&#x20AC;? President Larson said.

CARTER OSWOOD | staff photographer

Students get involved with the Iowa Caucuses (UL^WYVQLJ[ZWLHYOLHKLKI`H+YHRLWYVMLZZVYPZTHRPUN^H]LZ by Kylie Rush

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The Iowa Caucus Project was started by Drakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s administration around the time of the   KI]K][ IVL Q\ KWV\QV]M[ \WLIa _Q\P \PM upcoming political events in Iowa. Developing a sense of engagement and allowing students to participate in public dialogue is the main goal of the ICP. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Drake is opening the lines of com munication by bringing candidates to campus and providing a space where public dialogue is IKKMX\IJTMÂş :IKPMT +I]Ă&#x2026;MTL [IQL +I]Ă&#x2026;MTL Q[ an associate professor of politics and interna tional relations and the woman in charge of the Iowa Caucus Project. )KKWZLQVO \W +I]Ă&#x2026;MTL \PM 1+8Âź[ PWXM Q[ to have every major Republican candidate on campus before caucus night. An invite has also been extended to President Barack Obama. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a campus we welcome any and all po litical viewpoints with the goal of promoting a X]JTQKLQ[KW]Z[MÂş+I]Ă&#x2026;MTL[IQL Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just about the politicians in the ICP, J]\ IJW]\ \PM 1W_IV[ QV^WT^ML +I]Ă&#x2026;MTL [IQL the project is meant to highlight whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique about Iowa and is meant to portray the real â&#x20AC;&#x153;charactersâ&#x20AC;? of the caucuses, the voters. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s IJW]\ZMKWOVQbQVOWVMÂź[ZWTMI[IKQ\QbMVIVLVW\ having to look the part of a politico. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is no rational reason why Iowa is the Ă&#x2026;Z[\[\I\M\PMKI]K][M[\ISMXTIKMQVÂş+I]Ă&#x2026;MTL


said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re lucky it does.â&#x20AC;? She also said that Iowa is a great place to start because of the intelligent and active popu lation. Iowa contains a vast diversity of ideolo gies that the candidates can really engage with through voter conversations. Iowans often do not take advantage of the great opportunity to gain knowledge about XWTQ\QK[1\Âź[IKPIVKM\W[MMPQ[\WZaQV\PMUIS ing up close and a chance to create memories. 1+8PWXM[\WOQ^M[\]LMV\[IVL1W_IKQ\QbMV[I XTIKM\WOWNWZKI]K][ZMTI\MLIK\Q^Q\QM[  š1\Âź[IKIUX][_QLMQVQ\QI\Q^M\W\ISM advantage of the wonderful things that happen L]ZQVOKI]K][[MI[WVÂş+I]Ă&#x2026;MTL[IQL Matthew Sowden, a junior political Science and international relations student at Drake, got involved with an internship in ICP to make contacts and to gain a broader base of knowledge into Iowa politics. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope to see a large spectrum of the political process in Iowa,â&#x20AC;? Sowden said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the best way to get the most insight.â&#x20AC;? Three other students, seniors Ann Schnoebelen and Mary Bess Bolling and sopho UWZM3aTQM:][PIZMIT[WQV\MZV[NWZ1+8<PM group attended the Tea Party of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Re [\WZQVO )UMZQKIÂş M^MV\ TI[\ ;I\]ZLIa Q\[ Ă&#x2026;Z[\ group event of the season. Bolling also attended a Michele Bachmann event this year. These four students will bring news and photos to the ICP website. The ICP website, iowacaucuses., will be updated throughout the cau

cus season to give people an idea about what caucus season is like throughout the state. Cur rently, the site hosts a link to the Des Moines Register calendar of caucus events as well as a link to the ICP Flickr page. Other website high lights include the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stereotypes to Avoidâ&#x20AC;? section and the featured â&#x20AC;&#x153;Politico Hotspots.â&#x20AC;? Internship opportunities will also be posted as the season continues.

KRISTEN SMITH | editor-in-chief

SENIOR MARY BESS BOLLING conducts interviews for the ICP.



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Bags,bros, and wings...fraternity recruitment is in full swing. Greek street is once again packed with new recruits.

Republicans have yet to say ‘Yes, we can do this’

These are ideas of great merit, and President Obama’s efforts to implement them are commendable, and it is unfortunate that Congress in unlikely to act on any of these proposals.

Tonight President Barack Obama will address a joint session of Congress and the American people to present his plans to reverse our nation’s economic fortunes and solve the unemployment crisis facing our workers. By most accounts his plans are likely to include some old ideas that he has been trying to get through for some time, such as infrastructure investments and the passage of trade agreements, as well as some modest new proposals such as a tax credit to companies that hire new workers. These are ideas of great merit and Obama’s efforts to implement them are commendable, but it is unfortunate that Congress is unlikely to act on any of these proposals. Speaker John Boehner and his intractable majority in the House of Representatives makes it almost impossible for anything of real substance to be done about the jobs crisis, which is kind of a shame.

Boehner can claim that job creation is his highest priority as much as he likes, but that doesn’t change the fact that the Surface Transportation bill is set to expire at the end of the month unless his caucus decides to act responsi-

bly. The expiration of this bill would immediately put 4,000 workers out of pay and would put one million jobs on the line over the following year. That’s a lot of jobs, Mr. Speaker. Not only is it a lot of jobs, it would severely undercut our already lackluster efforts to update and modernize our national infrastructure. At a time when our roads and bridges are crumbling we need to be investing more in transportation, not less. In an op-ed last week, Democrat Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa called for a major investment in infrastructure to help revitalize the construction industry left stagnant by the burst of the housing bubble. I couldn’t agree with Harkin more. It is time that America got serious about investing in the future. From repairing America’s aging bridges to building a new light rail to connect our cities, there is so much work to be done and for all the talk of American exceptionalism, I have yet to hear a Republican leader say, “Yes, we can do this.” There are far more people who are content to stand in the way of American progress, and they have proudly stood up and said “no” to programs and policies that would restore

the American workforce and would rebuild the backbone of our nation. It is my hope that this is what the Republicans in Congress consider tonight as they listen to Obama’s call to action. Do they truly wish to stand in front of the American people and say, “no, you can’t”? These times call for big solutions, both in policy and in temperament, and I think America is up to the task.

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Top 8 things to do is DSM Eat! There was an old myth that stated there were more restaurants in Des Moines than people, and while that is not exactly true, there are more than enough places for a hungry college student to eat. There is Gateway Market for the “locavores,” Centro and Django for the sophisticated and the laid-back Drake Diner for the allAmerican eaters.

Visit the Des Moines Art Center. Today the Art Center is hosting The Art of Yoga and Pecha Kucha Night. Events continue this weekend with SmART Family Weekends and Grandparents Day! As always, the Art Center is free.



Visit Gray’s Lake Park. This 167-acre park has a two-mile trail, a beautiful lake and many free events. This is a great place for a picnic with friends, a nice and relaxing date or a fun place to people-watch. Best of all, it is free!


Go bowling. Get some friends together and have a great time seeing who rolls the most gutter balls. If you go on Wednesday nights after 7 p.m. at Merle Hay Lanes, every game is only $1 per person.



Go to the zoo! Relive your childhood by visiting many animals - ranging

from red pandas to jellyfish – at the Des Moines Buccaneers for the Blank Park Zoo. Admission is hockey lovers. Because most of $10.95 for adults. these are minor league affiliates of larger teams, you can see a game Visit the Body Worlds for around $10 and still have a Vital exhibit at the good time. Science Center of Hang out at a local Iowa. This exhibit coffee shop. Whethlasts until Oct. 31 and er you want the fushows you how the body works turistic feel of Mars along with some information on Café, the small town how to make your body run at its best. Admission ranges from $8.75 diner feel of Smokey Row or the for general admission to $19.25 for accessibility of Starbucks, there is a place for every caffeine addict all exhibits. near Drake’s campus. Go to a sports game. There is the Iowa Cubs for baseball lovers, the Iowa Barnstormers for arena football lovers, the Des Moines Menace for soccer lovers, the Iowa ERYN SWAIN | COLUMNIST Energy for basketball lovers and Swain is a junior marketing and writing double major




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Lots of tournaments going on this weekend. The volleyball squad heads to Colorado for the Denver Pioneer Classic. Women’s golf will tee off at the Redbird Invitational and the women’s tennis squad will host the Drake Fall Invitational.


Bulldogs look to rebound in home opener Drake takes on Grand View following 16-0 loss at North Dakota by Matt Moran

Copy Editor

Last Thursday, the Drake football team opened its 2011 campaign with a 16-0 loss at North Dakota. Now the Bulldogs turn their attention to Grand View for the squad’s home opener this Saturday at Drake Stadium. Kick-off is set for 6 p.m. “It’s going to be great,” senior quarterback Mike Piatkowski said about the two Des Moines teams clashing for the second time in three seasons. “Last time it was the best atmosphere we had in a while. It’s good to have the people of Des Moines come out.” In the team’s opener, North Dakota capitalized off a few Drake miscues to emerge victorious. The Bulldogs fumbled away a snap on the North Dakota 4-yard-line, PILIÅMTLOWITJTWKSMLIVLPILIKW[\TaZW]OPQVO\PM punter penalty. Piatkowski tossed 30 passes and completed 21 for 201 yards. He also threw one interception, but made a touchdown-saving tackle after committing the turnover. <PM ,ZISM LMNMV[M PMTL 6WZ\P ,ISW\I \W R][\ I ÅMTL goal after the pick. The Bulldog offense had some success moving the ball, but could not scratch the scoreboard. Head coach Chris Creighton said his team’s mistakes were the difference in the game. “I don’t think the best team won last Thursday night,” he said. “But you’ve got to go out and play.” Senior Nathan Paddock had six receptions for 70 yards. Sophomore Travis Merritt led the defense with seven total tackles. Junior defensive end Brandon Coleman registered 3.0 sacks and earned an honorable mention consideration for Defensive Lineman Performer of the Week from the College Football Performance Awards. Creighton said even though he was disappointed _Q\P\PM\MIU¼[MZZWZ[PMNMMT[\PMaIZMÅ`IJTMUQ[\ISM[ “They didn’t make us fumble the ball on the snap,” he said. “They didn’t make us rough their punter. Those were key plays we had total control over. It’s back to basics and fundamentals. The biggest improvement usually comes between week one and week two.” ,M[XQ\M \PM TW[[ ,ZISM PI[ \W JM [I\Q[ÅML _Q\P Q\[ overall performance against one of the better teams in Division I-AA. Now the Bulldogs have to deal with a previously nationally ranked team in NAIA, which is lower than Division-I standing. Creighton, however, believes the level attached to the team is “overrated.”

“I’ve coached at three different levels,” Creighton said. “If you’re a college athlete, you’re good. (Grand View) is very well coached. They play so hard.” In 2009, Drake ousted Grand View 22-0 when the Vikings were just getting started as a football program. Both Creighton and Piatkowski agree that the team they will see this Saturday will be much different than the squad they faced two years ago. “They’re older. They were young guys two years ago,” Creighton said. “Now they are better football players.” Grand View is 1-1 this season, with a 48-14 victory over Black Hills State and a 19-14 loss versus Marian, the sixth-ranked squad in NAIA. One of the team’s top weapons is dual-threat quarterback Greg Charles. Charles was named the MidStates Football Association Offensive Player of the Week in the team’s lone victory. The Vikings also feature a stingy defense that has drawn the attention of the Drake coaching staff. “We’re not taking them lightly,” Piatkowski said. “They’re a great team…We’re not thinking about who is the underdog or who is expected to win.” The Bulldogs struggled to maintain a running attack IOIQV[\6WZ\P,ISW\IJ]\+ZMQOP\WV[IQLIN\MZ\PMÅZ[\ two offensive plays the ground game started rolling. He said that some weeks the team will have to pass to set up the run, rather than the traditional run to set up the pass. Creighton said he is excited to return to Drake’s PWUM\]ZN0M[IQLPMQ[[I\Q[ÅML_Q\PPI^QVO\_WMIZTa home games on the schedule, then one on the road before coming back for homecoming. He said the schedule for the early part of the season is “ideal” for his squad. “(Saturday) should be very competitive,” Creighton said. “There should be a great crowd. Under the lights, it feels like a stage.”


Upcoming Games

SATURDAY, SEPT. 10 vs. Grand View Drake Stadium, 6 p.m. SATURDAY, SEPT. 17 vs. Missouri S&T Drake Stadium, 6 p.m.

Don’t miss the

SATURDAY, SEPT. 24 @ Butler, 11 a.m.

Bulldog home opener this Saturday: Drake Stadium 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, OCT. 1 vs. Campbell Drake Stadium, 1 p.m. SATURDAY, OCT. 8 @ Morehead State, 12 p.m. SATURDAY, OCT. 15 @ San Diego, 3 p.m.



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THURSDAY, SEPT. 8, 2011 | PAGE 6


Bulldogs begin quest to defend MVC crown

Drake will face tough non-conference schedule to prepare for the postseason by Dominic Johnson

Staff Writer


The Drake men’s tennis team dominated the Missouri Valley Conference last year en route to an NCAA tournament appearance. The Bulldogs ended their season ranked VLQV\PMVI\QWVJ]\\PQ[aMIZ¼[[Y]ILQ[TWWSing to move up in the rankings by playing a difÅK]T\[KPML]TMÅTTML_Q\PVI\QWVITTaZIVSMLNWM[ and NCAA tournament contenders. The Bulldogs will open up their season on the road in West Lafayette, Ind., at the Purdue Fall Invitational. The Boilermakers’ tournaUMV\Q[NZWU;MX\  Head coach Evan Austin will send four players to the tournament, although the lineup has VW\JMMVÅVITQbML “We have a number of experienced guys returning along with some real talented young guys, so there’s a lot of promise there,” Austin said. Austin will also send four players to the courts in the Drake Fall Invitational at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. The invite will take place from Sept. 23-25. The next tournament on the team’s schedule is the All-American Qualifying event in Tulsa, Okla. Winners at the qualifying tournament on

Oct. 1 and 2 will move on to the All-American tournament later in the season. <PMÅVIT\W]ZVIUMV\WN \PMNITT[MI[WVQ[\PM Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Regional which features nationally ranked squads Oklahoma, Minnesota, Tulsa and Nebraska. Winners in the ITA Central Regional move on to the ITA National Championships. Austin said that the expectations this fall are high for the Bulldogs, as last season juniors James McKie and Jean Erasmus posted wins over nationally ranked players. “It was nice last fall to see James and Jean ZMITTa [\MX ]X IVL J]QTL \PMQZ KWVÅLMVKM TM^MT with ranked wins,” Austin said. “I’m looking for the same type of results from them and guys like Anis (Ghorbel) to continue to compete on a national level.” <PM *]TTLWO[ WNÅKQITTa SQKS WNN  \PMQZ [XZQVO season after winter break with the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Individuals tournament on Jan. 20-22, but the team’s dual-matches start one week later in Cambridge, Mass. Drake will play in the Harvard Invitational this year, which is a four-team tournament fea\]ZQVO6W ,ZISM6W 0IZ^IZL6W

DePaul and Denver, another competitive squad. The Harvard Invitational will run during Jan. 27-28. Austin’s squad won’t be slowing down after \PMQZLQNÅK]T\[MI[WVWXMVMZ1V.MJZ]IZaITWVM the Bulldogs will play three nationally ranked teams: No. 58 East Tennessee State, No. 44 Nebraska and No. 55 Idaho. Only the match against East Tennessee State will be at home. March will be an equally challenging month for the squad as it travels to No. 23 Minnesota before taking on 2011 NCAA tournament participants Sacramento State and Missouri-Kansas City at home. McKie and senior Jonathan Hadash believe \PQ[ aMIZ¼[ [KPML]TM Q[ KWV[Q[\MV\Ta ÅTTML _Q\P strong teams and that this will require the squad to bring their “A” game every week. Not only will the schedule allow Drake to potentially move up in the national rankings, but it will also be much better prepared to compete in Missouri Valley Conference play come April. ¹<PQ[ Q[ Ua ÅZ[\ aMIZ _PMZM 1 SVW_ M^MZa match we play will be tough,” McKie said. “One of the most important things is getting off to a good start in January.”


Drake goes 1-­1 on the road in California Bulldogs top San Diego 4-2; fall against 14th ranked UC-Irvine 2-1 by Tad Unruh

Staff Writer

Drake took a trip to the Golden State last weekend to face two California opponents in San Diego and 14th ranked California-Irvine. The Bulldogs ousted San Diego 4-2 last Friday, but dropped a 2-1 decision to UC Irvine on Sunday. The Bulldogs conceded an early goal against San Diego. The Toreros jumped on top 21st minute, but three minutes later the Bulldogs answered on a well-struck ball by senior Matt Kuhn. Following Kuhn’s goal the offensive onslaught by Drake continued with goals from fellow seniors Michael Noonan and Thomas Ostrander. The Bulldogs never relinquished the lead from as they went on to win 4-2. Kuhn would net the last goal as well. Head coach Sean Holmes was impressed with the team’s performance after a long period of travel. ¹?MOW\\PMZMILIaIN\MZÆaQVOIKZW[[\_W\QUMbWVM[IVL _M XTIaML _MTTº PM [IQL ¹<W JMI\ W]Z WXXWVMV\ _I[ \MZZQÅK _M _MZM W^MZ_PMTUML I\ ÅZ[\ IOIQV[\ ;IV ,QMOW J]\ \PMV _M ÅO]ZMLQ\W]\º Drake had a day off then played against the 14th ranked Anteaters. Drake went down a goal close to halftime in the 38th UQV]\MJa\PM)V\MI\MZ[¼+PZQ[\QIV0MZVIVLMb “It is hard on the road,” Holmes said. “Number one they were the better team, and number two we didn’t really play to our potential, and then after the full 45 minutes (at halftime) we looked a little bit tired.” 0MZVIVLMb KWVVMK\ML IOIQV QV \PM \P UQV]\M\W X]\ \PM Anteaters up 2-0. In the 75th minute sophomore Erik Boyer netted the Bull-

dogs’ only goal of the game off of a header. Drake also received I ZML KIZL QV \PM \P UQV]\M IVL _I[ NWZKML \W XTIa I UIV down. Senior goalkeeper Jordan Kadlec was not happy with the result but felt the team has room for improvement across the board after the road trip. “(Last) Friday we played really well, probably the best we’ve played all year,” Kadlec said. “The two goals though we really want to cut down on. I would have liked to get the shutouts. But it’s hard to go on the road and going four games in a row.” 3ILTMKPI[KWV[Q[\MV\TaSMX\\PM*]TTLWO[IÆWI\IK\QVOI[I brick wall behind the young defensive back four. He has been worked quite a bit but Holmes hopes that the defense can come help his stellar goalie through the rest of the season. Holmes had nothing but praise for the senior. ¹3ILTMK Q[ XW]VLNWZXW]VL WVM WN  \PM \WX Å^M OWITQM[ QV Division I, I don’t say that a lot,” Holmes said. “He doesn’t make mistakes, he’s not one of the most spectacular goalies or the most athletic, but he’s one of the smartest.” The Bulldogs have started out seasons on the road with tough competition repeatedly under Holmes’s tenure as coach. He feels it is essential to test his team early in the season. “There are few teams that are aspiring to be top 25 programs that have gone four in a row on the road, Holmes said. “These XTIKM[IZMITTPIZL\WKWUMQVIVL_QVI\?MXTIa[Q`WN W]ZÅZ[\ eight on the road because not everyone is begging to come to Des Moines. We came out 2-1-1 and from a teaching angle that has been really good.” The Bulldogs take on Missouri-Kansas City at Cownie Soccer complex this Friday at 7 p.m.



Bulldogs go winless in two-­game home stand Late goals doom the Bulldogs in consecutive 1-0 results by Eduardo Zamarripa

Sports Editor


+WUQVOWNN I[]KKM[[N]T\ZQX\W)ZQbWVI\PM*]TTLWO[KW]TL VW\KIXQ\ITQbMWVI\_WOIUMPWUM[\IVLIVLQV[\MILKIUMW]\ with a pair of tight 1-0 losses. The Bulldogs are now 2-3-1 on the season. Last Friday, Drake took on South Dakota State in a highly contested match. Both squads got plenty of shots on goal, with the Jackrabbits owning a 14-10 shots on goal advantage through regulation. After both teams failed to break the deadlock, the game PMILMLQV\WW^MZ\QUM_PMZM;W]\P,ISW\I;\I\MY]QKSTa[MQbML control. Stephanie Berube found the back at the net at the 98:21 mark to give the Jackrabbits the golden goal and hand Drake Q\[ÅZ[\TW[[WN \PQ[PWUM[\IVL,ZISM_I[W]\[PW\ “Once again we put ourselves in a position to win the game, but tonight (Friday) we didn’t convert these chances into shots on goal,” head coach Lindsey Horner said in a Drake athletics press release. Sophomore Kalena Litch had another solid performance for the Bulldogs, hauling in 10 saves. “Kalena (Litch) again made a career-high 10 saves, which is an indication we are giving up too many shots,” Horner said. Junior Laura Moklestad and sophomore Paige Dusek recorded two shots each to lead the team. On Sunday, the Bulldogs squared off against Western Il-


linois to complete the home stand. For most of the game Drake dominated possession and XW[\MLI![PW\IL^IV\IOMQV\PMOIUM However, with less than four minutes to go in regulation, Katie Condon kicked in the winning goal for Western Illinois, handing Drake its second consecutive loss. “Today’s (Sunday) result is frustrating as we dominated in possession; however, you have to give credit to Western Illinois for being more physical and converting their best chance,” Horner said in another release. The winning goal came off a corner kick, something the Bulldogs worked on leading up to the game. “We knew going into the game they were dangerous on corner kicks, so we worked hard to avoid awarding them corner kicks,” said senior Melanie Fielder. “Unfortunately they _MZMIJTM\WKIXQ\ITQbMTI\MQV\PMOIUMWNN IKWZVMZº Senior Danielle Figliola came close to scoring when her shot hit the post at the 55:39 mark. Scoring continues to be a huge concern for the Bulldogs. Drake has not scored a goal in the last 213 minutes. “We need some attacking players to emerge as the one who _IV\[\W\ISMW^MZ\PMOIUMQV\PMÅVIT\PQZLº0WZVMZ[IQL Drake will return to action today (Sept. 8) to take on Missouri-Kansas City on the road. “We have to play and compete for a full 90 (minutes) if we want results,” Fielder said. “Two mistakes resulted in two goals over the weekend, but that’s soccer. The better team doesn’t always win. The desire to win and compete is there, there is no doubt of that.”

The men’s and women’s cross country squads got their season underway this past Friday at the Bulldog Classic with very encouraging results. The men’s squad posted six runners in the top 10 of the dual-meet with Iowa State and Northern Iowa. Drake won both duals defeating UNI 20-35 and ISU 15-40 on the 4,000 meter course. The women’s squad posted six runners in the top 18 with freshman Mariel Fulton leading the way. Fulton recorded a third-place finish in the 4,000 meter course.


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Drake drops two out of three over the weekend by Matt Moran

Copy Editor

Drake went 1-2 last weekend while hosting \PM ;PMZI\WV ?M[\ ,M[ 5WQVM[ ,ZISM 1V^Q\Itional. Head coach Tony Sunga picked up his Ă&#x2026;Z[\KIZMMZ^QK\WZaI\\PM3VIXX+MV\MZI[\PM Bulldogs edged Indiana-Purdue at Fort Wayne (16-25, 25-20, 25-15, 22-25, 15-11) last Friday. Drake lost its next two matches last Saturday, falling 3-0 to Wyoming and 3-1 to WisconsinMilwaukee. The Bulldogs dropped games one and four IOIQV[\18.?J]\ZMKW^MZML\W\ISM\PMĂ&#x2026;VIT[M\ Junior Whitney Westrum had a career night, notching a career high in kills (16) and hitting percentage (.361). Senior setter Caitlin Johnson recorded a double-double with 45 assists and 12 digs. Senior Michelle Reidy contributed 11 kills and three blocks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is what makes the game fun,â&#x20AC;? Sunga said in a Drake athletics press release. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At that XWQV\OIUMĂ&#x2026;^MQ\_I[I\W[[]X<PMĂ&#x2026;N\P[M\ goes to the team that gets out of the gate quickly

and is able to sustain intensity. Tonight, that was us.â&#x20AC;? On Saturday, Drake sputtered against Sungaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s former team, Wyoming. The Bulldogs were VM^MZKTW[MQV\PZMM[M\[NIT\MZQVO and 14-25. Westrum and junior Emily Heffernen had nine kills each. š<PM UI\KP Q[ LWVM IVL _M VMML \W UW^M on,â&#x20AC;? Sunga said in another release. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to JMJM\\MZI\TMI^QVOJMPQVL_PI\PI[PIXXMVML â&#x20AC;&#x201C; win or lose â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and focusing on whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ahead.â&#x20AC;? The Bulldogs wrapped up the tournament with a 16-25, 16-25, 26-24 and 18-25 loss against UW-Milwaukee. Johnson had another double-double with 40 assists and 16 digs. Senior Mikayla Sims had 11 kills while Reidy added 10. UW-Milwaukee took home the tournament crown after going 3-0 on the weekend. š<PM\MIU[\PI\_MZMPMZM_MZM^MZaM^MVTa matched,â&#x20AC;? Sunga said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It came down to who was mentally tougher and who could sustain that toughness. If you executed this weekend, you won.â&#x20AC;? FILE PHOTO

>> THE WEEK AHEAD THURSDAY, SEPT. 8 Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Soccer @ UMKC, 7 p.m.

{ { Catch all your favorite teams in action this weekend!

FRIDAY, SEPT. 9 Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tennis Drake Fall Invitational Roger Knapp Tennis Center Volleyball Denver Pioneer Classic

SATURDAY, SEPT. 10 Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Golf Redbird Invitational

SUNDAY, SEPT. 11 Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Golf Redbird Invitational

Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tennis Drake Fall Invitational Roger Knapp Tennis Center

Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tennis Drake Fall Invitational Roger Knapp Tennis Center

Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Soccer Volleyball vs. UMKC Denver Pioneer Classic Cownie Soccer Complex, 7 p.m. Softball Cross Country vs. Grand View Minnesota OZ Memorial Ron Buel Field, 3 p.m.

Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Soccer vs. Fordham Cownie Soccer Complex, 1 p.m.

Football vs. Grand View Drake Stadium, 6 p.m.

WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TENNIS


Staff Writer

The game of tennis fell into Amanda Dickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lap. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My dad is an electrician,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When 1 _I[ Ă&#x2026;^M PM _I[ TQKMV[ML _Q\P I KWUXIVa that installed tennis lighting, so he was always around the tennis clubs and he would drag me to them. Finally, he put me in classes because of PW_U]KP1TQSMLXTIaQVOIZW]VL_Q\PM^MZaWVM 1R][\[\IZ\MLPI^QVOITW\WN N]V_Q\PQ\Âş The game continued to be just for fun for Dick until she was 10, when it started becoming more serious. š1\OW\UWZMKWUXM\Q\Q^MIVL1[\IZ\MLXTIaing tournaments when I was 12, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how I got into it,â&#x20AC;? Dick said. The game fell into Dickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lap, but playing Di^Q[QWV1\MVVQ[LQLVW\ â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think I had a shot at playing college tennis,â&#x20AC;? Dick said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Especially after my freshman year (of high school). I had made it to [\I\MJ]\1LQLVÂź\OM\XI[\\PMĂ&#x2026;Z[\ZW]VL<PMV my sophomore year I placed fourth in state and started going to camps at (Wisconsin) Whitewater where I talked to the coach a lot. Then I placed third at state my junior year and fourth again my senior year, and sure enough more coaches were interested.â&#x20AC;? ,QKSZMKMQ^MLWNNMZ[NZWU?Q[KWV[QV?PQ\Mwater, Wisconsin-Lacrosse, St. Catherineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She also looked at Notre Dame and Butler, but decided to come to Drake

this year as a freshman walk-on. š1 ^Q[Q\ML ,ZISM IVL ZMITTa TQSML Q\ IVL had heard really good things,â&#x20AC;? Dick said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We thought about Butler, but I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t thrilled about going to Indianapolis and decided Drake was a really great place.â&#x20AC;? Dickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision to pursue a college career beginning as a walk-on and not a scholarship XTIaMZUIaJM_PI\OI^MPMZIKPIVKMQV\PMĂ&#x2026;Z[\ place at Drake with head coach Paul Thomson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Her desire to want to play is what caught my eye,â&#x20AC;? Thomson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not nearly as experienced as some of the other girls I would typically recruit, but her desire was there. She blended pretty well with the other girls on the \MIU[W1LMKQLML\WOQ^MPMZIKPIVKM\WKWUM in and walk on and see how she did.â&#x20AC;? )VL_Q\PM^MZa_ITSWVKWUM[\PMKPQXWV his or her shoulder. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Amanda reminds me of when I was a freshman because she wants to show not only the coach but the rest of us why she is on the team,â&#x20AC;? said senior Jessica Aguilera. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She is putting in a TW\WN MNNWZ\M^MZaXZIK\QKM\WXZW^M[PMQ[OWWLÂş Despite being a walk-on with the team, it is no dispute that Dick is bringing a contributing NIK\WZ\W\PM\MIU7VI\MIU_Q\PĂ&#x2026;^M[MVQWZ[ Dick is already earning praise from the upperclassmen and her coach in just the third week of the semester. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The biggest thing she is bringing to the team are good energy and excitement,â&#x20AC;? AguQTMZI[IQLš8Pa[QKITTa[PMQ[ZMITTaNI[\IVLĂ&#x2026;\Âş Thomson agreed that Dick brings an edge to the team.

š<PM NZM[PUMV PI^M \PI\ MVMZOa \PI\ \PMa bring,â&#x20AC;? Thomson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Really what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m working on with Amanda right now is being able to enjoy the game and taking pressure off herself.â&#x20AC;? Aguilera also stated that she is trying to help Dick take pressure off of herself. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know the transition from high school to college is hard,â&#x20AC;? Aguilera said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But we are trying to help her and make her feel good and comfortable on the team.â&#x20AC;?

,QKS_QTTPI^M\W_WZSPIZL\WĂ&#x2026;VLPMZVQKPM on the court, but in her eyes she wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to do it at any other school. š1^Q[Q\ML\PM\MVVQ[\MIU\_QKMI\[KPWWTTI[\ aMIZIVLW^MZ[XZQVOJZMIS1[I_\PMUQV.TWZida and they were all really nice and we all got ITWVOÂş,QKS[IQLš-^MVXZIK\QKM[\PMXI[\\_W _MMS[PI^MJMMVOZMI\1LMĂ&#x2026;VQ\MTaJMTQM^M\PI\ I made the right choice by coming to Drake.â&#x20AC;?

EDUARDO ZAMARRIPA | sports editor FRESHMAN AMANDA DICK poses outside of Howard Hall with her tennis gear. Dick is an English/writing and history double major and will look to contribute this season.

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words, sometimes the older players are the best players. A few M`\ZIaMIZ[WN QV\ZIU]ZITW]\LWWZ[WKKMZM`XMZQMVKM_QTTJMVMĂ&#x2026;\ WVMOZMI\TaI[\PMĂ&#x2026;MTL[IVLZ]TM[\ISM[WUMIKKWUUWLI\QWV1V the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s league, familiar names like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Toe Poke Expressâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Dragonsâ&#x20AC;? will undoubtedly put some points on the board. Expectations for the fraternity men are high, as the FIJI team always brings new talent and Sig Ep can beat most anyone in a foot ZIKM0W_M^MZL]ZQVO\PM/ZMMSKWUU]VQ\aÂź[.ITT3QTT_MMSITT OIUM[IZM]VXZMLQK\IJTMI[UW[\XTIaMZ[_QTTĂ&#x2020;MMI\\PM[QOP\WN  I,MT\I/IUUI_Q\PI[Y]QZ\O]V In the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s league, far fewer teams exist, but the competi\QWVQ[VW\IJ[MV\<PZMMW]\WN \PMĂ&#x2026;^M\MIU[IZM[WZWZQ\QM[IVL the others are still looking for a few more players. The women IZM\aXQKITTaMY]ITTaKWUXM\Q\Q^MIVL_PMVMVW]OPXTIaMZ[[PW_ up for each side, the games are bound to be close. .TIONWW\JITTPI[W^MZ\MIU[[KPML]TML\WXTIaMIKP_MMS IVL Q\ ][]ITTa XZW^QLM[ I ^MZa [\QU]TI\QVO IVL M`KQ\QVO I\UW[XPMZM0MZMQ[I[XWZ\\PI\Ă&#x2026;VITTaITTW_[OQZT[\WNWZU\PMQZW_V football team and high school shadows to be in the starting line]X<PM\MIU[TQSMTa\WPI^MUWZM\ITTQM[QV\PM_QVKWT]UV\PQ[ aMIZ_QTTJM\PMNIVNI^WZQ\M[I[_MTTI[\PMQV\ZIU]ZITZMO]TIZ[ Does â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Firmâ&#x20AC;? sound familiar? What about â&#x20AC;&#x153;Flutie Pebbles?â&#x20AC;? If their association to Doug Flutie doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work, perhaps their KZMI\Q^Q\a_QTTJMWN ][M4WWSNWZOZMI\IUW]V\[WN \QOP\KWUXMtition in the fraternity leagues this year and hopefully much lesser

amounts of mass-confusion with the rules. I hope the commencement of intramurals has sparked your QV\MZM[\QVOM\\QVOW]\[QLMJMQVOIK\Q^MIVLNMMLQVO\PI\KWUXM\Q\Q^M[XQZQ\1N aW]ÂźZM[\QTTVW\PWWSMLLWVÂź\NWZOM\IJW]\W]ZXZQbML ZM_IZLI\\PMMVLWN I^QK\WZQW][[MI[WV)TTKPIUXQWV[ZMKMQ^M a free T-shirt that is unique each year. If you are lucky enough \W KI\KP QV\ZIU]ZIT KWWZLQVI\WZ 5I\\ /I[[MZ _ITSQVO IZW]VL PMQ[\aXQKITTa_MIZQVOWVM_Q\PW]\M^MVPI^QVO_WVI[XWZ\aM\ <ITSIJW]\\ITMV\<PM[PQZ\[IZMO]IZIV\MML\WOQ^MaW]JZIOOQVO rights and a lifetime of knowing you were once a Drake intramuZITKPIUXQWV/WNWZ\PMOWTL\PQ[aMIZ Until next time, please play by the rules.


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Indianola hosted Tea Party of America rally RIGHT: FORMER ALASKAN GOV. Sarah Palin addressed a crowd of hundreds in Indianola, Iowa on Saturday afternoon. Palin was the keynote speaker at the Tea Party’s “Restore America” rally. She did not announce whether she would or would not run for president. PHOTO (RIGHT) COURTESY OF RACHEL CAUFIELD

KRISTEN SMITH | editor-in-chief

TOP LEFT: A LIFE-SIZE cardboard Palin wears a T-shirt with an image of a bear. TOP LEFT ENTER: A TEA PARTY supporter dons a T-shirt and ÅHN^P[O[OLWOYHZL¸+VU»[[YLHKVU TL¹;OL.HKZKLUÅHN^HZHJVTTVU theme among the Tea Party supporters’ signs and apparel on Saturday. TOP RIGHT: VARIETIES OF PALIN and Tea Party buttons are displayed. Some of [OLZH`PUNZPUJS\KLK¸+VU»[ISHTL me, I voted for Sarah,” and “Got tea?” CENTER LEFT: A WOMAN WALKS HYV\UK[OLIHSSVVUÄLSKJHYY`PUNHZPNU HUK^H]PUN(TLYPJHUÅHNZCENTER RIGHT: A WOMAN HOLDS a sign that says “Hobbits love Sarah Palin.” The sign is in reference to a line from an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal in July. In the article, activists were referred to as “tea party hobbits.” BOTTOM LEFT: A MAN CARRIES a sign above his head that displays the tag line “Game on.” The expression is from the end of a Tea Party of America radio ad when a sound bite is heard of Palin shouting, “Game on,” at a Tea Party rally in Madison, Wis., in April.

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