THE TIMES-DELPHIC The weekly student newspaper of Drake University
Vol. 136 | No. 1 | Wed. August 31, 2016 timesdelphic.com
OPINIONS Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has a following of both supporters and protestors everywhere he goes. One Drake student shares why she thinks Trump supporters incite violence and bigotry towards minorities. Read more on page 3.
The Democratic and Republican National Conventions provided an exciting political atmosphere for two Drake students who were in attendance at the conventions. Read more on page 6.
Drake Volleyball earned a share of the crown in the Florida Atlantic Tournament. The Bulldogs went 3-1 on the weekend, led by junior outside hitter Kyla Inderski, who was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament. Read more on page 7.
STEM@DRAKE will host science, technology, education and mathematics classes in two new buildings. Exterior walls should be done by winter. PHOTO BY JAKE BULLINGTON | DIGITAL EDITOR
STEM buildings see progress Jake Bullington Digital Editor firstname.lastname@example.org @JakeBullington
COLLIER-SCRIPPS is the future home of the School of Education, as well as mathematics and computer science classes. The building is being constructed next to Olin Hall. PHOTO BY JAKE BULLINGTON | DIGITAL EDITOR
Steel beams of the science connector building, part of the STEM building construction, were put up over the summer. Students returning to campus can now see the outline of what was once merely a digital rendering in a press release. The project, titled STEM@DRAKE, will “integrate learning in science, technology, education, and math at the University,” according to the project’s web page. Construction of the STEM buildings began with demolition in mid-February when the greenhouse between Olin and Harvey-Ingham was torn down. A new greenhouse will be located on the roof of the science connector building, according to the plan. Bryan Michael, a contractor from general contracting firm
PDC Partners, has been working with the university during the construction of the STEM project. “I think right before school let off we were starting footings, so we had excavated everything out,” Michael said. “There was a big hole for the ‘connector building,’ and so we started footings.” Concrete walls also went up over the summer, along with the steel beams that most passers-by will notice. Collier-Scripps is the other STEM building, which will house the School of Education, as well as mathematics and computer science classes, according to the STEM@Drake website. The building, located near Olin Hall, is a few months behind the connector building in construction. This was done by design, according to Michael. “Probably most of the interior finishes will be kind of January, February, March time frame for (the connector building),” Michael said. “And then CollierScripps is very similar to that, but
just offset a couple months.” According to Michael, the steel frames for Collier-Scripps are expected to be put in place as soon as September. With winter only months away, Weitz, the construction company hired by Drake to complete the buildings, is hoping to finish the “outside envelope” before moving to the interior of the buildings. “We’ll start seeing some of the exterior finishes going up now,” Michael said. “We’ll see steel studs coming up around the building. Once they get that up, they’ll start sheathing it and then start the brick work.” $52 million of the total $65 million, approved by the Drake Board of Trustees, is dedicated to the new facilities. This leaves the remaining $13 million to be used for renovations and construction costs in other STEM buildings such as Fitch and Olin Hall.
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Student body president Drake implements statement on diversity and inclusion after survey prepares for new year
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Senior Jackie Heymann spent her 2016 J-Term analyzing the results of a campus-wide survey meant to assess how students felt about the environment at Drake. This survey, the Campus Climate Survey, was meant to change how the Drake campus as a whole views its surroundings. During her analysis, Heymann noticed that Drake was missing something that several other peer institutions had: a diversity statement. Heymann wrote up a rough draft of what would become the beginning of Drake’s diversity statement.
Six months later, on June 15, President Marty Martin emailed the school announcing that the statement had been finalized. “I’m excited that students, faculty and staff, and visitors to campus, have something to hold the university accountable to,” Heymann said. “There is a statement that Drake is saying, ‘This is what we stand for, this what we commit to.’” Heymann is part of the Strategic Diversity Action Team (SDAT), which is made up of students, faculty and staff from all across campus. The SDAT helped finalize the new statement. SDAT held “World Cafes” where students, faculty and staff could collaborate and help construct a new statement from the draft Heymann created.
UNITY Roundtable, a group of multicultural organizations on campus, took a look at the statement, too. Finally, the statement was available online for several weeks for anyone to comment, if they were not able to make it to the various events that SDAT hosted. After that, Melissa SturmSmith, associate provost for academic excellence and student success, Renee Cramer, associate professor of law, politics, and society, and Michael Couvillon, associate professor of education, sat down with the comments and changes to see which ones were most frequent. From there, they constructed the statement Martin released.
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Even though school is just getting started, Student Body President Thalia Anguiano has been working throughout the summer on her goals. The senior has already achieved one of those goals: getting Drake Public Safety and the Violence Intervention Partner’s hotline numbers listed on the back of student IDs. She worked with Scott Law, Director of Public Safety, and Title IX Coordinator Katie Overberg to accomplish this goal. Beyond this accomplishment, Anguiano has many more goals
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in mind. “I’m looking forward to serving different areas of the student body, whether it be issues on inclusion or stuff going on in admissions,” Anguiano said. “I’m looking forward to working with the different departments and getting an inside perspective on how things work on a day-to-day basis that not a lot of people see.” Kevin Kane, vice president of student life, is Anguiano’s right hand man. “The senators that were elected this year are really talented and motivated,” Kane said. “It’s one of the strongest senates we’ve had because each student that was elected ran because they wanted to make a difference.”
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02 | news
Aug. 31, 2014 2016 Nov. 06,
NEWS CAMPUS NEWS
STEM building only the start of new emphasis at Drake CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 The estimated total cost of the construction has remained the same throughout the process thus far. As new buildings are added to Drake’s blueprint, the STEM project seems to have begun only months ago to some. However, the administration began considering adding an emphasis to STEM at the University up to six years ago, according to Director of Operations and Support Services Jolene Schmidt. During those six years, the plans often shifted. “That building kind of moved to a couple different locations when we were talking about it,” Schmidt said. “It was probably a year before (construction began) where (it was decided) ‘Hey, this
is where we’re going to build these buildings’ and settled down. It’s a long process.” The new occupational therapy program at Drake will be located in the previous bookstore location, across the street from the Forest Avenue McDonald’s. This was the most appropriate new location for the new program, according to Schmidt, due to its proximity to the other STEM buildings. To learn more about the ongoing construction of STEM facilities, visit drake.edu/buildingstem. Michael and Schmidt also encourage those with inquiries about sidewalk closures or the project in general to email email@example.com.
THE STEM@DRAKE COMPLEX includes the Collier-Scripps building, being built across from Olin next to Medbury Hall. The science connector building is fitted between Olin and Fitch Halls. PHOTO COURTESY OF PDC PARTNERS
New statement shows commitment
President Martin advises Anguiano
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Heymann stressed the importance for Drake to adopt this statement; so students could understand that this is what the university is committed to providing for them. “We have the mission statement, but it is more focusing on how we become global citizens, rather than how we are really focusing on how all the students, staff and faculty at our university are having the very best experience possible, feeling
welcomed in the university setting and feeling like they are included in the community,” Heymann said. “The statement gives people something tangible to hold on to.” The statement will never be finalized, according to Heymann but should always be a work in progress. “It’s a jumping off ground for all the work in the future,” she said. “It is a working statement, so there will be changes as anyone sees fit, as the university sees fit, as students see fit.”
Summary of the Drake Diversity Statement • •
Drake values diversity as an institutional strength. The university commits to devoting time and resources to ensure equitable treatment of all people on campus. Drake will intentionally recruit and retain students, faculty and staff with diverse identities, backgrounds and ideas. The university will ensure that all those on campus feel treated with respect. Drake students, faculty and staff will be taught to recognize discrimination and oppression, as well as be given the tools to address and prevent it.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 “They feel they can make a difference rather than running to just have their name up there,” Kane said. “I feel that since we have such a strong and close team that we’ll really be able to get stuff done. The people around the senate table already have a sense of community and the year hasn’t even started.” Just like the presidents before her, Anguiano will face the challenge of balancing the workload of her senior year with her role as student body president. She cited this as a challenge she will face, but Kane had plenty of confidence in her. “I don’t know that I’ve seen a leader like Thalia in my life,” he said. “She’s one of the most inspirational and thoughtful people that I’ve come across, and I’m really excited to be on a team
“Someone’s going to be unhappy, and some are going to be less generous and expressive about their unhappiness than others and you have to deal with that.” Marty Martin President
led by her. I think this university is going to do a lot of great things.” President Marty Martin will be working closely with Anguiano to make sure Drake is meeting the students’ needs and wants. He too has full confidence in her. “We’ll meet regularly, like I did with Kevin (Maisto), so that I can share with her the things
that may not be visible to others yet,” Martin said. “It’s a big role to be student body president, and when you’re in a role like that, inevitably, you’re not going to please everybody. For some, that’s the first time they’ve been in that position where they’ve had that kind of influence, and they have to realize you can’t please everybody. “Someone’s going to be unhappy, and some are going to be less generous and expressive about their unhappiness than others and you have to deal with that.” Many people seem confident about Anguiano’s ability to lead Drake into a great school year. “With Thalia leading at the forefront,” Kane said, “I have full confidence in her ability to get things done.”
THALIA ANGUIANO is the first woman to be president in four years and the first Latina president ever. FILE PHOTO
University bookstore makes move to Olmsted Center Katherine Bauer News Editor firstname.lastname@example.org @bauer_katherine When walking into the Olmsted Center this week, Drake students will notice a big change. Instead of quiet study spaces around Pomerantz Stage, blue and white apparel hangs from the racks. Books fill the shelves inside the newly relocated bookstore. “This move presents a great opportunity to bring Drakebranded items, as well as textbooks, closer to students, faculty and staff,” Chief Administration Officer Venessa Macro said. “This is a common model across the country (housing the bookstore in the student center) and there are good reasons for this.” Besides gaining a more convenient location in the student center, the bookstore moved because its former location on Forest Avenue is the location for
Drake’s new occupational therapy (OT) program. The bookstore building has a very open floor plan, which is beneficial for the lab work to be done in the OT program. With more students ordering their books online, fewer books need to be stored on-site in the bookstore. The new location in Olmsted is smaller but allows merchandise to be showcased on the floor with the books stored in a smaller area. “The move has already taken place and the new bookstore is open for business,” Macro said. “Students are encouraged to utilize the online ordering feature for textbooks to streamline the pick-up process.” However, the bookstore replaced much of the space in Olmsted formerly used for recreation and study areas. Student Senate played a major role in gathering student feedback for what new study spaces should look like. “There were a wide variety
of things that students wanted for Olmsted,” Vice President of Student Activities Nick Jenderko said. “But general trends were upgrades to existing furniture and more areas to be able to study. “Due to this feedback, this allowed us to adequately communicate with administration as to how the student body would like to see Olmsted transformed this year.” As a result of these surveys, new furniture is planned to be added in lower Olmsted, in the Pomerantz Stage area, and the mezzanine upper lounge. Students can already see new tables, chairs and furniture for collaborative work. More furniture will arrive over the next few weeks. “While the change will certainly be an adjustment for many people, we think it will provide a lot of advantages for students in the long-run,” Jenderko said. The TMR rooms in lower Olmsted will continue to be
available for free use when they are not reserved. Students may be looking for the pool tables when they walk
into Olmsted, but they were moved outside the C-store with the other pool tables to create a more social space for students.
THE OLMSTED CENTER experienced big changes this summer with the bookstore moving in to a new location by Pomerantz Stage. Students can expect to see new study spaces popping-up in the coming weeks. PHOTO BY PRANEETH RAJSINGH | PHOTO EDITOR
03 | opinions
Aug. 31, 2016
Student believes Trump supporters go too far, incite violence
Contributing Writer email@example.com @AbiGrimminger Recently, support for Donald Trump has gone down (he’s currently at a favorability rating of 41 percent according to a Quinnipiac University poll) and that’s partly because of his big mouth. In the same poll, 59 percent of respondents stated that Trump’s rhetoric appealed to bigotry, but he once had enough people on his side to become the presidential nominee, inflammatory rhetoric and all. That’s got to say something about our nation.
In September of last year, Trump held a rally in Dallas that was heckled by a group of protesters. One of the protesters asked all of the racists present to raise their hands, and one Trump supporter did just that before walking to the microphone and stating, in Spanish and then in English, “The Mexicans are the hairs of a--holes,” adding to one protester, “Clean my hotel room, b----.” At other rallies, the altercations have gone beyond insults. Last November, a black protester was shoved to the ground at an Alabama rally for refusing to leave the event. While on the ground, he was kicked and punched. The violence has gone beyond political events. A year ago in Boston, two men beat up and urinated on a homeless Latino man while making comments like, “Donald Trump was right” and “All these illegals need to be deported.” Trump has gone back and forth on encouraging the violence. That incident in Boston? No, he “would never condone violence.” But that Alabama beating? Sure, maybe the guy “should have
With all of this fuss about the presidential election, everyone is more focused on the next president than the current one. Now, as a Democrat, I love Obama. Yes, he’s done some things in office that I don’t agree with, but overall he’s been a great president. Let’s start off with what he’s done well. He reformed healthcare, which a lot of people complained about, but is a huge step in the right direction. “Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act five years ago, about 16.4 million uninsured people have gained health coverage.” That quote is from hhs.gov, the website for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He got a lot of young people to vote for him, having the largest amount of voters between 18-29 casting a ballot in an election in U.S. history. It’s incredible to get a group of people who historically have not showed up to the polls to become interested in politics enough to go vote for him. Not to mention that, throughout his eight years as president, he hasn’t had a major scandal like Watergate or IranContra. I am aware of Benghazi, and I’m not brushing it off at all, but the blame was placed on
...Trump is merely using the conflicts that were already present in our nation. Regardless of whether or not he is elected president, the divisions in our country will persist. And they’re going to remain until we get better at participating in national conversations about important and complicated issues.
All of this conflict connected to Trump makes it seem pretty clear that he has enflamed the divisions in our country. Ironically, it is the violence that his rhetoric has helped incite that proves how powerful words can be. Our
leaders especially need to be careful about what they say. Throughout his political campaign, he has played on the conflicts in our country, claiming that President Obama was born in Kenya, calling Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals, and gaining the support of white supremacists. Our nation doesn’t need a leader that would rather blind us with hate than open our eyes to new viewpoints and ideas. However, it’s important to remember that Trump is merely using the conflicts that were already present in our nation. Regardless of whether or not he is elected president, the divisions in our country will persist. They’re going to remain until we get better at participating in national conversations about important and complicated issues. At the first Republican debate, Trump told the nation, “The big problem with our country is being politically correct.” Okay, no, I don’t believe political correctness is our enemy. But perhaps Trump wasn’t entirely wrong. It’s true that most of us aren’t great at talking about inflammatory subjects. Personally, when confronted
with an opposing viewpoint on a controversial issue, I clam up. I don’t know how to explain my point of view without insulting the other person. On the other hand, we all know someone who tends to shut people down instead of listening to the other side of an argument. That person is Donald Trump. A lot of us end up looking for a way out. When someone isn’t politically correct, that can be an excuse to dismiss their ideas and end the dialogue. Regardless of our approaches to conflict, when both sides aren’t heard, we don’t have a conversation. This election has brought a lot of controversial issues into the spotlight. For some of us, it’s been uncomfortable. For others, it’s been dangerous. But it can also be a chance to talk about the concerns that are so clearly important to many of us. We can begin having conversations – real conversations – and be respectful about them.
Student sees success in Obama’s term
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been roughed up” a bit. His stance on political correctness has remained a constant. Trump doesn’t care who he insults, and he seems to believe this is a sign of his strength, and some appear to agree with him.
current presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for her security lapses in her position as Secretary of State. Now, I do recognize that Obama is not the perfect man. He did bomb a lot of countries and didn’t fulfill all of his promises to the American people. However, he is pulling troops out of Afghanistan and the Middle East slowly but surely. It isn’t nearly as fast as I hoped, but it is happening. And as for all of the unfulfilled promises, we have to recognize that he does not hold the sole power of the American government. For his bills to be passed he has to get Congress’ approval. In a Republican held Congress, it’s nearly impossible for a Democratic president to get anything passed at all. He was not able to connect the two parties like he said he would. Rather, he became a symbol of the Democratic party. However, he is great at showing bi-partisanship when it comes to nominating Supreme Court justices. It’s just that our wonderful Iowan Senator Chuck Grassley doesn’t like to cooperate with lame duck presidents and is leading a group of congressmen to refuse the moderate nominee who has plenty of experience and is more than qualified for the position. And regardless of how you feel about his policies, you have to admit that Obama is the coolest president we have ever had. He went on Saturday Night Live wearing a mask of his own face. He kicked down a door after saying a speech. He made friendship bracelets for himself and Joe Biden. And that’s not even the half of it. I’m not saying that we should elect our presidents based off of how cool they are (and if we do then we’re sure in trouble for this election), but it shouldn’t go unnoticed.
Gun violence sparks national debate
Business Manager email@example.com It always ends up happening again. Another shooting, another momentary shock that pauses the hustle and bustle of the world. Despite a brief period of anger, strife and despair, most of us fall back into our normal routines. At a dizzying speed, a name becomes a statistic. According to the US Justice Department Council on Foreign Relationships, gun violence has relatively decreased in the past eight years. However, we are, undoubtedly, more aware of the occurrences and have enough statistics to back up any claim that we make. Since the last presidential election, gun violence has decreased. Nonetheless, we are yet to figure out why we allow the senseless killings to continue. “How many of the people associated with gun violence are sound? None. So, why do you need to change the law? Get them an education, take them off the streets. China bans guns, so evil is perpetrated with knives. There are 25 guns per about 100 residents in Sweden and it is the in top 25 safest countries in the world,” says Andrew M, an executive chief at Principal. Phoebe Maltz Bovy stands on a different podium in her piece in the New Republic: “Ban Guns. All guns […] it
is absurd to reduce an anti-gun position to a snooty aesthetic preference.” Ironically, in this age and global village, whatever the legality of guns is, those who are in dire need to commit a crime are going to obtain it. All are entitled to an opinion and we can safely assume that no sane and educated person in either side wants to see innocent bystanders get killed or devalue gun violence survivors. Yet often in dissecting aspects of each other’s arguments, proponents and opponents get lost in the hubbub of statistics and forget that there is more.
The problem lies with the ‘who’ of gun ownership. It would be foolish to assume that all who oppose gun censorship are out to harm others or that proponents are encouraging the beginning of a violent world.
Often, the sound from the amalgam of ‘we should ban guns’ and ‘guns don’t kill’ blares fearlessly, drowning the faint murmur of the victims and perpetrators. Kathy Shorr, a New York based photographer dug deeper with SHOT. In her project, she challenged the belief that there is a clear ending to the horror story. 101 survivors, 101 flashbacks capturing the moment a bullet grazed them, the instant when a bang burnt into their skin as another lost, twisted soul pulled a trigger. In her project, Kathy shares intimate stories, pictures and countless statistics that remind
us that we can only stop if we uproot the tree instead of simply cutting the branches. “SHOT enables us to explore the dialogue of gun violence. The goal of SHOT is to focus attention on the survivors of gun violencepeople who have been shot and survived the experience.” The problem lies with the ‘who’ of gun ownership. It would be foolish to assume that all who oppose gun censorship are out to harm others or that proponents are encouraging the beginning of a violent world. How then, can we prevent a gun from landing in the wrong hand? In a utopian society it is easy to end the dilemma by educating people and spotting the odd one out. Difficult? Definitely. Impossible. The answer becomes shaky. Identifying the potential shooter with ill intention is hard but if we, one step at a time, rebuild the culture by which society operates today, we can largely minimize the casualties. It is important that governments invest in educating its society and giving a glimpse a hope to low income families and easing access to mental institutions (both of which have been identified as major causes of gun violence.) Society only needs responsible gun laws. Is rewording the Second Amendment the solution or should it be left alone? The behind the scenes of the answer are blurred. Alternatively, the only way to amend the evil that we can change is to strongly campaign for the fact that the problem lies elsewhere. Maybe, just maybe, Bob Barr, a former Congressman, was right:“We don’t have a gun control problem; it’s a cultural control problem.”
04 | opinions
Aug. 31, 2016
OPINIONS MUSIC REVIEW
Frank Ocean drops second album, Blonde
Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org @KlynParker Frank Ocean’s Blonde is great – on its own terms. Channel Orange, the debut studio album from Los Angeles R&B artist Frank Ocean, is probably the most consistently critically acclaimed musical project of the last half-decade. It’s an album that combines accessibility with experimentation, sunny pop with nocturnal soul, and humor with heartbreak. It’s an album that I count among my favorites ever recorded, an album that sits nicely alongside the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds and Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours as masterpieces in mainstream pop. The follow-up to Channel Orange was destined to be a groundbreaking release, so I don’t think anyone exactly expected what we got in Blonde, Ocean’s sophomore full-length. After the visual album Endless, which consisted of B-sides and sessions from Blonde’s recording
(then referred to as Boys Don’t Cry), Ocean finally did it: he dropped his album. And Blonde is nothing if not surprising, although in hindsight, it shouldn’t be. The most immediate thing the listener realizes about Blonde is, ironically, its lack of immediacy. There are no great pop songs like “Thinkin Bout You” or “Lost,” nor are there any immediately devastating stories like “Bad Religion” or “Forrest Gump.” Ocean is the most prominent queer voice in modern urban music, but he doesn’t let that fact dominate his music – he’ll never write anything along the lines of Macklemore’s “Same Love” or Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way.” Instead, his ambiguous sexuality is just a portion of a whole man, and it was always going to be that way with someone who has this much raw talent. Rather than focus on social issues or create by-the-book ballads, Ocean lets us into his life, complete with all the trappings of his newfound fame. Of course, Frank still has that knack for casually devastating lines and melodies that stick with listeners for weeks. Album highlight “Ivy” starts with “I thought that I was dreaming when you said you loved me.” It sounds like the intro to a warm, sweet love song, but it’s an unrequited love that used to exist in bounds. “I could hate you now / It’s quite alright to hate me now,” Ocean croons, but he knows that he’s just being overly dramatic. Later, “Godspeed” relieves a long, tense intro with the most
heart-wrenching lyric on the entire record: “I will always love you!” It’s a truly stunning moment, backed only by gospel-tinged organ chords. It’s about the unfathomably difficult task of relinquishing a love that won’t work out: “I let go of my claim on you, it’s a free world / But you’ll always have this place to call home.” Similarly, “Self Control” might be my favorite song on the entire record. It’s about a feeling that all of us experience but is rarely explored – the feeling of wanting someone so badly but being unable to do anything about it. The chipmunk vocals on the song’s hook only add to the dejection that Ocean feels: “Keep a place for me / I’ll sleep between y’all, it’s nothing.” The music of Blonde is subdued and focused. Ocean never adds anything unnecessary to a track and many are only backed by some subtle guitar. But like usual, it’s Ocean’s voice that is the highlight of the album’s music. The deft, relaxed vocals of “Solo,” the multi-tracked layering of “White Ferrari,” and so much more – it simply feels great to be able to hear his voice for the first time in years. Blonde starts with “Nikes,” a ridiculous stream of consciousness that features pitched-up chipmunk vocals that somehow keep all of Ocean’s soul. He rhymes “Carmelo” with “Othello,” then drops one of the boldest lyrics of his career: “Pour up for A$AP / R.I.P. Pimp C / R.I.P. Trayvon / that n**** looked just like me.” Ocean
doesn’t seem comfortable in the spotlight, which would explain his seclusion. This fear is explored even further on the album’s closer, which alludes to the murder of Mexican pop star Selena and people’s newfound appreciation of Ocean: “Remember when I had that Lexus? / No, our friendship don’t go back that far.” Those, along with the incredible solo Andre 3000 track “Solo (Reprise),” are the most energized moments on Blonde; in fact, the rest of the album is relatively sleepy, especially compared to Channel Orange.
There will be people who listen once and never return to it, simply because there aren’t moments here that have quite the impact that Channel Orange had. But to compare Blonde to his previous effort is a disservice to Ocean and his music. He was never going to make another Channel Orange, and that’s fine, because although it’s completely different, Blonde might be just as much of a classic.
FRANK OCEAN finally released his long-awaited sophomore album in August. COURTSEY OF BOYSDONTCRY.CO
Stats show women have more anxiety than men, not always the case
Business Manager email@example.com As it turns out, people have softened up to the idea that there are psychological problems. In fact, a study published in the journal Brain by Cambridge University and Behavior found that “more than 60 million people were affected by anxiety disorders every year in the EU.” Simultaneously, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America stated that a woman is more likely to have anxiety than a man from puberty to the age of 50. Let’s pause the engine right there. What exactly is anxiety and how does one identify it?
This condition manifests itself in numerous ways, but an umbrella definition that captures the essence of what it means to suffer from anxiety is to be constantly worried to the point where seemingly normal tasks can feel overwhelming, making them near impossible to accomplish. Restarting the vehicle, we come to the fact that, globally, women are twice as likely to suffer from anxiety as men. Difference in hormonal and brain chemistry between the two accounts for a portion of this fact. Julian Somers coauthored one of the first international papers exploring gender differences in anxiety. A CNN article reported that his “new findings reaffirm that anxiety can be related to specific stressors, such as pregnancy, addiction or other health-related conditions.” Men and women produce different doses of two types of natural chemicals called neurotransmitters that are our brain’s fuel for happiness, calm, fear and stress. According to an article on calmclinic.com men “naturally have higher levels of serotonin (‘mood maker’ hormone) and
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the lower levels of serotonin in women’s bodies makes them more alert and aware of environmental changes, allowing them to avoid immediate and also
Moreover, the silent rules and the inequality between men and women in different group settings, help accentuate anxiety disorders. These social differences indeed provide a compelling reason as to why there is a gap in diagnosis between men and women.
potential physical threats.” While this has a practical purpose, a low level of this hormone results in high anxiety. Even in the fight-orflight response triggered by the amygdala, chemicals are released in such a way that women are more likely to dwell on stressful events.
Another common hormone that is guilty in increasing the stress level of women is the sex hormone, estrogen, that threatens an imbalance during the different cycles that women go through. Most of our behavior is driven by how and what society perceives to be ‘normal’. Moreover, the silent rules and the inequality between men and women in different group settings can accentuate anxiety disorders. These social differences provide compelling reasons as to why there is a gap in diagnosis between men and women. The debate of women and their constant battle for equality is equivalent to the sword of Damocles hanging above society. A wrong word could set off a cascade of angry comments and indignance. Yet, these issues (where women are paid less, have to struggle to break the glass ceiling, are still expected to juggle multiple, ancestral roles) emotionally cost a lot. As Emma Gray, executive women’s editor at the Huffington Post said: “By not speaking up – about our individual experiences and about the general experiences of women struggling with mental health issues - we do
everyone a disservice.” It is time we look past any potential labels and start investing in us. Anxiety is a byzantine tangle of misconceptions - common yet hidden, feared and looked down upon. It does not have to be so. There is a high chance that the person sitting in the same room as you has struggled or is struggling with anxiety. Is there a higher probability that it is a woman? Maybe. However, this, in no way implies that less men will be prone to anxiety. The numbers and statistics are just that – numbers and statistics that constantly fluctuate. Moreover, these treatments have to be individualized for maximum efficiency. Therefore, whoever you might be, take steps and know that resources are available if you need them and actively seek. Anxiety doesn’t have to be the dizziness of freedom.
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Aug. 31, 2016
Drake Farmers Market aims to strengthen community
THE DRAKE NEIGHBORHOOD FARMERS MARKET returns and is relocated to 26th Street and University Ave. The former farmers market ended in 2012. PHOTOS BY JACOB BULLINGTON | DIGITAL EDITOR Anna Jensen Features Editor email@example.com @annaxjensen The “Drake Bubble” is a concept known to most. Campus, DogTown and Greek Street are the destinations for a majority of oncampus students because of the negative stigma that surrounds the nearby Drake neighborhoods. Neighborhood members have collaborated with the university in attempts to fix this problem, starting with the introduction of a neighborhood farmers market. The Drake Neighborhood Farmers Market features live entertainment, fresh fruits and vegetables from Iowan vendors and aims to strengthen the community between the Drake students and the surrounding neighborhood. The neighborhood has had a farmers market in the past, but ended in 2012. The new one began in May and is loosely based on the former market. It is now held on 26th
Street and University Ave. every Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. until the end of October. “The market is more than just fruits and vegetables,” said Michael Cristl, president and treasurer of the board of directors and market coordinator. Instead of measuring success by attendance and revenue, Cristl measures it based on the meaningful conversation that is shared throughout the streets. “The new market provides a great meeting space for the students and neighborhood (members) to interact and have conversations they wouldn’t otherwise,” said Nicholas Valdez, neighborhood and community relations manager. Conversation could be instrumental in breaking through the “Drake Bubble”, allowing relationships to form outside of campus. “This is a great way for Drake students to have something that is close (to campus) that is not scary or intimidating and allows them to meet members of the
community,” Cristl said. Even though they don’t share a dorm wall with students, they are still their neighbors and they should know them, Cristl said.
“This is a great way for Drake students to have something that is close (to campus) that is not scary or intimidating and allows them to meet members of the community.” Michael Cristl President and Treasurer of the Board of Directors and Marketing Coordinator
Since this is a relatively new development in the Drake community, marketing has been very important to get the word out to both the neighborhood and the students. Cristl has reached
out to Drake Fraternity and Sorority Life, 94.1 The Dog and the Community Action Board. CAB is the bridge between the university and the neighborhood and acts as an emissary to the community by finding students passionate about benefiting the community in which they live. “Drake is a really good resource for community members, but if you don’t know anyone at Drake it can be challenging to find students who want to help,” said CAB President Gabriella Gugliotta. Through marketing from posters and online, Gugliotta hopes to find passionate volunteers for the market and ultimately bridge the gap between Drake and its surrounding neighborhood. The Drake neighborhood has a stigma that is completely inaccurate and CAB is trying to change that, said Gugliotta. “We want students to know that more people than just their peers are living in this neighborhood,” Gugliotta said.
This neighborhood and campus divide has not been a problem at the market yet, Cristl said. “The market is a great first step in regards to getting people to go outside the ‘Drake Bubble,’” said Gugliotta. Cristl reached out to CAB in order to market to the university, but also to find students who want to become highly involved in the market and share their passion and creativity with their fellow students and neighbors. “I’m 39. I have a lot to give, but you should have seen me at 16 or 17,” Cristl said. As the market progresses, Cristl hopes it begins to be organized from year-to-year by Drake students. Cristl views the market as a stage open for students and neighbors to showcase their art. “There is a ton of hidden talent in this neighborhood,” said Cristl. “Anything that is a potential benefit to the neighborhood has the opportunity to be showcased here.”
FRATERNITY AND SORORITY LIFE
Social recruitment offers opportunity for belonging Jacob Bullington Digital Editor firstname.lastname@example.org @JakeBullington Students will have the chance next week to partake in the collegiate standard of joining a fraternity or sorority. There are eight social fraternities and five sororities to choose from. Kerry Jordan, the director of Drake Fraternity and Sorority Life, says recruitment holds benefits to students beyond just joining a chapter. “Recruitment is just a way to get to know the different fraternities and sororities on campus . . . so it’s just a good way to meet people,” Jordan said. “For the students going through recruitment, it’s a good way for them to decide if being in a fraternity or sorority is something that they would like to do.” Fraternity and sorority life at Drake has been working on breaking stereotypes with the help of Tony Tyler, the director of student engagement, equity and inclusion. “I think that the students here really try to do a great job making sure that everyone knows that you don’t have to be a certain type of person to join a fraternity or a sorority,” Tyler said. “We really want to welcome everybody. We understand that it may not be for everyone, but we want everyone to feel that if they wanted to go through recruitment and join a
chapter, that they can.” Junior Abby Parra described her experience going through recruitment. “I went through as a first-year, so it was overwhelming,” Parra said. “However, I had my friends and my Rho Gamma to help me navigate the recruitment process while also trying to figure out college.” A Rho Gamma is someone who helps guide women through the recruitment process, as an unaffiliated member of sorority life. More people sign up for recruitment during Welcome Weekend and the first week of school rather than before coming to Drake, according to Jordan. “I don’t think a lot of our students plan on going through recruitment when they come to Drake because over half of our students sign up either over Welcome Weekend or the first week of classes,” Jordan said. “I think (they want to) try something new.” Getting involved in sororities and fraternities is one of the ways to find a community within the first few weeks of school. “I think that’s really what college is about, to experience different organizations (and have) different experiences,” Jordan said. “I think recruitment is a good way to do that. I think that students are really happy that they went outside their comfort zone and went through recruitment and then it ended up
being something really valuable for them.” The Des Moines Register reported last year that recruitment experienced a brush with the law, as suspects from an armed robbery on the run from Des Moines Police dove into the bushes behind a sorority. The suspect was confirmed by DMPD to have been in possession of a weapon. This year, however, there is an emergency plan in place to
help keep students safe. Jordan noted, though, that an instance such as last year’s recruitment interruption was a “rarity.” Fraternity recruitment starts on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Sorority recruitment begins on Wednesday or Thursday night, depending on preference. Students who go through recruitment will be able to join one of the fraternities or sororities that invite them to by giving them a bid. Bids will be given out on Sunday, Sept. 11,
otherwise known as “Bid Day.” Jordan is confident in the numbers of students going through recruitment will be strong and potentially improve, as they have in years prior. “I know it’s going to be really successful again this year,” Jordan said. To sign up for recruitment, visit drake.mycampusdirector. com/register/
STUDENTS can sign up for recruitment outside of Olmsted Center this week. Those tabling will have information regarding recruitment and have T-shirts for those who decide to rush. PHOTO BY JESSICA LYNK | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
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Aug. 31, 2016
Drake student delegates travel for political conventions Hayley Hodges Contributing Writer email@example.com Iowa saw a plethora of political activity last year leading up to the Iowa caucus, but, the political excitement quickly diminished for most voters as soon as the ballots were cast. Students at Drake University were fully immersed with political events happening on and around campus leading up to and including the caucuses at the beginning of February 2016. From there, many students were ready to suspend their collective interest until election day coming up in November. For a couple of students however, Iowa was just the beginning. Sophomores Westhenry Loerger and Joshua Hughes had the unique opportunities to be delegates at the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention, respectively. Loerger, a business major, became a delegate for Ted Cruz. Hughes, a law, politics and society major, was a delegate for Hillary Clinton. “I was elected as an alternate delegate to represent Iowa’s Third Congressional District at the district convention,” Loerger said in an email. “My election was truly a blessing from God because I was running against well-known local politicians and asking people who had never heard of me before to vote for me. It took around eight ballots but I finally prevailed as the third alternate of three.” Drake offered plentiful opportunities for students to get a peek at one side of politics, but in order to make it to the RNC, Loerger had to do more and reach out further.
“I expected some political opportunities but what I experienced leading up to the caucuses far exceeded my expectations. I was very involved; I met nearly every candidate, volunteered at the Republican debate in Des Moines and interned for the Cruz campaign,” Loerger said. “I have always been interested in politics, and going to Drake has given me unique opportunities to pursue my interests.”
“The convention itself was a whirlwind. I have a hard time describing it any other way. There was never a moment of non-activity — for 4 days, 24 hours a day, the city was buzzing with excitement and activity.” Joshua Hughes DNC Delegate
While it was Cruz who won in Iowa, Donald Trump is the Republican candidate who received the presidential nomination at the national convention. Although Loerger’s candidate may not have won, his trip wasn’t for naught. “I am still glad I attended the convention even though my candidate didn’t get the nomination, and it was great to meet a lot of other Cruz supporters form both Iowa and other states,” Loerger said. As a delegate for Clinton, Hughes’ trip to the DNC was cause for celebration as Clinton received the presidential nomination for the Democratic Party.
“I will never forget the moment when the DNC Secretary, Stephanie RawlingsBlake, reported that Hillary Rodham Clinton had received a majority of the votes and was the official nominee for President of the Democratic Party, and I’ll never forget when Hillary herself accepted the nomination,” Hughes said through an email interview. “I will also never forget the balloon drop. I’m 6’5” and I was neck-deep in balloons.” Hughes’ support for Clinton is long-lived and that drove him to push to become a delegate for her. “I decided I wanted to be a delegate about this time last year. By then I was convinced that Hillary would not only win Iowa, but that she would win the nomination and be our nominee, and I wanted to be there when we as a party made history.” Hughes noted much of the work involved to become a delegate and explained his calculated strategy involving plenty of campaigning and perseverance, but felt they paid off once he made it to the convention. “The convention itself was a whirlwind. I have a hard time describing it any other way. There was never a moment of non-activity — for 4 days, 24 hours a day, the city was buzzing with excitement and activity,” Hughes said. “Convention is basically a glorified four-day party. Delegates do very little — my only official duty was to sign a document indicating how I cast my vote (which I was pledged to). But it was still amazing to sit in the room where history was made.” SOPHOMORES Joshua Hughes (top) and Westhenry Loerger (bottom) traveled to Pennsylvania and Ohio, respectively as delegates for their parties’ conventions. Loerger is pictured with US House Representative, Steve King. PHOTOS COURTESY OF JOSHUA HUGHES AND WESTHENRY LOERGER.
Summer internships point students in new directions Brandi Dye Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org @14bad01
Through the help of Drake University’s Professional and Career Development Services program and advisors, the majority of complete at least one internship before graduation. Mikhail Koha Dei-Anang, a junior politics and international relations major, interned in the office of US Senator Al Franken, D-MN. “It’s much less ‘House of Cards’ than you would think,” Koha Dei-Anang said. A day in the life of a Senate intern included giving Capitol tours, doing research and interacting with constituents. “The best part was getting to interact with people,” Koha DeiAnang said. “It was getting to interact with different people through the lens of politics.” Koha Dei-Anang’s internship experience included in-depth research and interacting with people, while junior chemistry major Margaret Clapham’s research experience included
primarily in-depth research. “There were often days where I would go to the lab, not see anyone for eight hours and I would go home,” Clapham said, describing her work at the Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) program at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. REUs are funded by the National Science Foundation and place students at universities nationwide to get hands-on research experience. “The lab experience, in general, I think I’ll be using in the future,” Clapham said. “It’s educational experience and the research experience. They stress the experience portion.” Experience is often just as valuable as any particular skill learned at an internship. “Just because you have an internship that might not contribute directly to a skill set that you need for a future career, the experience of a day-to-day job, working with other employees and different kinds of people is good experience for life and for any career that you’re going to have,” said junior Emily Furlow, a marketing and data analytics
major who was a research intern at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis this summer. Since so many Drake students spend their summers as interns, both Koha Dei-Anang and Furlow heard about their positions through their classmates, using on-campus connections to foster real-world connections. “I heard about the internship from one of the girls at school, the president of my business fraternity,” Furlow said. “She interned at the St. Louis Fed last year.” Internships expose students to career avenues they had not previously thought of. “(My internship) made me think more about being a staffer and being on a legislative team. It was something I didn’t completely have in my plans, but it definitely seems like a really interesting and fulfilling job,” Koha Dei-Anang said. “It’s really changed how I view a career in politics and opened up what I can do when I graduate.” Despite enjoying the level of professionalism and the experience of conducting research, Clapham realized that
the engineering and biochemistry sides of her field might not be for her. “While I enjoyed what I did this summer, I don’t necessarily think this specific area is the perfect fit for me,” Clapham said. She disliked her project, which was to design a new method of clinical drug testing. Furlow thought her majors were not particularly utilized at the Federal Reserve Bank. But the experience proved to be eye opening. “Because of the different networking areas through the different parts of the bank,” Furlow said. “I was able to see other areas were I would be able to apply my majors.” For many Drake students, internships are their introduction to working in the “real world,” with all the perks and pressures of any other employee. “D.C. really seemed like a happy hour kind of city, at least where I was on the Hill,” said Koha Dei-Anang about his experiences trading Trump jokes and discussing legislation. “It’s like a mass exodus out of the Senate and House buildings to
some of the restaurants and bars around the Capitol.” The internship application process is different across disciplines, but have a few things in common: resumes, cover letters and letters of recommendation. Advisors often serve as excellent resources to help with the process. “(My advisor) wrote, what I assume, was a good letter of recommendation,” Clapham said. “He was very encouraging.” Although the fall semester is just beginning, Koha Dei-Anang is already thinking ahead to next summer. “I thought about trying to get another internship, but I don’t know if I want to be (far away) for another three months and not take classes here and (instead) try to do something around here politically.” Clapham recommends a summer foray into the workforce. “I highly, highly, highly encourage students to do this because it gives you a lot of confidence and its a completely different experience than working in a class setting.”
Aug. 31, 2016
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SPORTS MEN’S SOCCER
Men’s Soccer goes to California Seniors’ thoughts on preseason, advice for new teammates Adam Rogan Copy Editor Adam.email@example.com @Adam_Rogan
Standing at the top right corner of the box on Sunday night in Bakersfield, California, freshman Antonio Sanchez made a spin move around the California State University, Bakersfield defender to free up some space. There were only two minutes left in the first overtime with the score still tied at zero, and the Bulldogs were down a man. Sanchez crossed the ball just a few yards in front of the goal where the ball found the head a diving James Wypych who placed the ball out of the goalie’s reach in the top-right corner of the net; a 98th minute golden goal to give the Bulldogs their first win of the year. It was Wypych’s 13th career goal – the most of any active Bulldog – and Sanchez’s first career assist in his second collegiate match. Wypych was also named Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week. That seems like it may become the story of the Drake 2016 Men’s Soccer season, with heroes coming the most experienced players to the newest. The biggest class on the team is the freshmen, closely followed by the seniors, meaning that there will be opportunities for players with
four-year age gaps to connect on the field. “Antonio Sanchez worked so hard to get in on the end of a long ball, whips in a beautiful cross and (Wypych) has the endeavor to get on the end of it when his legs are tired and most people wouldn’t expect him to get up and down the pitch,” MacLeod said in a post-match interview with Drake Communications. Drake had been playing with only 10 players after senior defender Andre Heine was handed with his second yellow card in the 65th minute and ejected from the match. “It’s really tough when you’re facing adversity, you’re down a man,” MacLeod said. “We’re telling ourselves that we’re tired, but we still managed to find that inner commitment and that inner desire to go out and get that winning goal.” The Bulldog defense managed to shut out Bakersfield by limiting the Roadrunners to only nine shots. Redshirt senior goalkeeper Darrin MacLeod made three saves in the match, blanking the Roadrunners for his 16th career shutout, a new Drake record. “We knew we had to step it up,” Wypych said in a postmatch interview with Drake Communications. “I think it really showed today, not only the 11 guys that started on the field, but the entire squad.” Drake’s non-starters certainly
contributed in the match. Eight bench players saw playing time, including Sanchez who is the only freshman Bulldog to play so far this season. The win elevated the Bulldogs to 1-1 on the year, having lost two days previous to the University of the Pacific Tigers. After Drake struck first on Friday with a 19th minute chip shot from graduate senior Ben LeMay, the match was all Tigers. The Bulldogs were outshot 14-2 and LeMay’s shot was the only one on goal for Drake. Pacific scored three times in the first half, two of those goals coming unassisted. The two games showed opposite scripts, with Drake scoring late on Sunday versus the early goal on Friday, not to mention the contrasting results on defense. “After Friday’s loss, we were really disappointed in ourselves,” MacLeod said. “Our main goal and theme of (Sunday’s match) was making sure we were committing to every play and making sure we didn’t take a play off.” The Bulldogs will be on the road again this weekend. They will travel to Omaha, Nebraska, for a match against the University of Nebraska Omaha on Sept. 2. Their first home match won’t be for another couple weeks when Drake hosts the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on Sept. 13.
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After a tentatively promising 2-1 preseason, Drake Men’s Soccer is just as tentatively anticipating the new season. A 3-1 disappointing loss to Pacific University on Friday followed by senior forward James Wypych’s golden goal against CSU Bakersfield two days later gave Drake a 1-1 start to the 2016 season. Of course, the season is far from over with nearly 90 percent of the schedule yet to be played. There’s plenty of time for the team to make adjustments; shore up the backline to prevent giving up three goals again, adjust attacking strategies to avoid the necessity of another golden goal, identify the most effective squads to take the field each match and provide opportunities for the team’s leaders-to-be to step forward. The groundwork for that has already been laid — a result of their offseason training and exhibition matches. “A big thing about preseason is really helping the new guys fit into the new system that they’re not experienced with, helping them to see where they fit into the team … and how they can contribute,” Wypych said. The three exhibition games seemed to serve their intended purpose, aiding the Bulldogs to their .500 start. Significant roster changes between this year and last made the preseason even more necessary. The Bulldogs have brought on 15 new players since their 2015 MVC championship victory and NCAA Tournament run last year. Ten of those newbies are true freshmen experiencing college soccer for the first time. The large incoming class also expands the roster from 33 to 38, which not only adds depth, but also affects the team dynamic and may inhibit playtime for some of the less experienced players. “One of the things that people have to understand that, with a squad that deep, you’re going to have to understand your roles and responsibilities relatively quickly,” redshirt senior goalkeeper Darrin MacLeod said. Oddly, the Bulldogs are bookended by a sizable senior class. Twelve players will graduate within the next year, and there are only 13 combined players of sophomore and junior status to follow. This leaves an opening for leadership, allowing more players to step up into roles more predicated on off-thefield actions than on-the-field performance. MacLeod, Wypych and graduate senior midfielder Ben
LeMay noted that, this season, the locker room leaders aren’t distinct or outright. Leadership has become a more collective effort, each teammate trying to find where he best fits in the jigsaw puzzle of a team. “Something we’ve always tried to stress on our team is the importance of leadership across the board,” LeMay said. “It’s not just … the guys who have been here three or four years leading the pack. We’d like to see examples of leadership all the way from the freshmen, sophomore group up to the fifthyear seniors.” Still, there are internal struggles as players try to find what their niche should be this early in the season. With the team’s newfound depth, the players deeper in the lineup can sometimes struggle to find their place, according to the three seniors. “It’s becoming a different training environment, having almost three deep at every position,” Wypych said. “It’s been an adjustment in that kind of respect too in this preseason. I think now we’re really starting to get into gear in understanding that.” One major determinant in the team’s success or failure this season will be how unified the team can become, MacLeod said. If everyone can find where they can best contribute to the team’s benefit, success will likely follow. Part of this will rely on getting a full buy-in from everyone to the system already in place, particularly for the younger players. MacLeod says that road trips, particularly ones early in the season, can be hugely beneficial. They provide an opportunity for the players to come together as one unit while also building friendships, helping the team on and off the field. “When you have long road stints or you start the season off on the road, it almost brings the group together in the sense that adversity is a little bit higher when you’re on the road,” he said. “It really forces the group to come together.” Last year, head coach Gareth Smith led the Bulldogs to the second round in the NCAA Tournament in his first year at the helm. The team is primed to succeed again in the postseason. Last year’s starting goalkeeper (MacLeod), assist leader (Mueng Sunday) and goal leader (Wypych) are all returning for their senior seasons this season. The foundation is already in place, but only time will tell if 2016 will lead to another championship, or if 2015’s success will look like a fluke.
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SPORTS WOMEN’S SOCCER
Bulldogs undefeated after two weeks Drake Football in the summer: accolades, the new season, NFL scouts Adam Rogan Copy Editor Adam.email@example.com @Adam_Rogan
Despite some inconsistency on the offensive front, the Drake Women’s Soccer defense remained unbroken in their opening matches this weekend on the way to a 2-0-1 start to the 2016 season. Last week on Aug. 19, the Bulldogs traveled to Fargo, North Dakota, to start their season against the North Dakota State Bison. The Bison were aggressive out of the gate, taking five shots in the first half, but couldn’t dial in as none of them were on goal. They had plenty of opportunities, recording four corner kicks, but the Bulldogs defense kept the ball out of the net. Despite only recording three shots in the first half, the Bulldogs dominated the second half. Piling up seven shots and three on goal, Drake found their path to victory. The Bulldogs only had one corner kick during the game, but they made it count. Junior defender Kasey Hurt put the ball into the box and
redshirt-senior Alex Freeman tapped it into the back of the net for Drake’s first goal of the season. Goalkeepers Haley Morris and Dennis Brooke each played one half in the shutout and 1-0 victory. If Drake’s offense seemed subdued in North Dakota, they appeared the exact opposite last Friday as it exploded on the road against the University of Illinois at Chicago Flames. An 18th minute pass from junior Hannah Wilder created an opportunity for Kayla Armstrong, who put the ball in the back of the net for the first goal of her senior campaign. Nine minutes later, midfielder sophomore Alyssa Brand picked up where she left off last year with a strike from the top of the box to put Drake up 2-0. The lead became three soon after as Armstrong scored again two minutes later, this time on an assist from Brand. The half was capped off with a 39th minute goal from Freeman, her second of the season. Last year’s scoring leader Rebecca Rodgers, who connected with Freeman on a pass that started near midfield, created the goal.
Brooke played goalie throughout the match and picked up her first shutout of 2016. The biggest test of Drake’s early season was Sunday’s match against the University of Wisconsin-Madison Badgers, a team picked to finish third in the Big 10 in the conference’s preseason poll. The Badgers showed their prowess, dominating on the stat sheet with 24 shots, six on goal and 15 corner kicks. The Bulldogs put up a fight, but were only able to put one shot on goal throughout the 110 minute, double-overtime match. The game ended in a nil-nil draw. Morris spent the whole game in net, recording five saves in the shutout. She was named Missouri Valley Conference Goalkeeper of the Week. Senior Sarah Grace Nicholson was also recognized for her contributions in the shutouts, being named MVC Defender of the Week. The Bulldogs will return at home on Sept. 2 for an evening game at Cownie Soccer Complex against South Dakota. Two days after they will face the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at 1 p.m.
Volleyball wins tourney to start season Matthew Gogerty Sports Editor firstname.lastname@example.org @matt_gogo
The semester is just getting started, but the Bulldogs Volleyball has been underway since the Aug. 26. They opened the season in Boca Raton, Florida, for the Florida Atlantic Tournament. The Bulldogs faced Northeastern University, then North Florida University, Florida Atlantic and then Bethune-Cookman University. So far this season the Bulldogs have secured three wins in their first four matches. That performance secured a share of the victory in the tourney, the third consecutive year that Drake Volleyball has won a tournament to start the season. The Bulldogs were able to secure the tournament win marking three straight years of the team winning tournaments to open a season. The Bulldogs came out strong against Northeastern in their first match of 2016. Junior Kyla Inderski garnered
19 kills in the match, which marks a career high for her. The kills came on 46 attempts for a .238 attack percentage. Senior Makena Schoene added 14 kills in this game as well. This game also saw senior middle blocker Capris Quaites back on the court for the first time in almost a year after sustaining an injury that benched her last season. The Bulldogs had a total of nine team blocks and won the match three sets to one: 25-21, 25-19, 18-25, and 25-20. Drake came out in the second match of the day against North Florida with Inderski and Schoene again leading the team in kills. Inderski matched her career high she set in the earlier in the day with another 19, while Schoene added another 13. The second match ended up in a five-set battle. After losing the first two games, the Bulldogs battled back. Clutch back-to-back kills late in the third set from Inderski and Schoene off of feeds from seasoned senior setter Chandelle Davidson kept Drake alive. Back-to-back kills from Inderski followed by an ace from Davidson closed out the fourth set: 26-24.
Despite fighting for another chance at the win in game five, North Florida was able to dominate the final set with a 10-1 lead early on. The match ended two sets to three for a Bulldog loss. The Bulldogs third match came on Aug. 27 against the tournament hosts, Florida Atlantic. In an effort similar to the first two matches, Inderski led the team in kills with 14. Junior Kameo Pope added another 10. Most assists came from Davidson and freshman Paige Aspinwall, recording 15 and 14 respectively, Michelle Thommi added another seven. The Bulldogs shut out Florida Atlantic three sets to zero: 25-18, 25-21, 25-18. It was essentially the same story later in the afternoon in Drake’s final match against Bethune-Cookman. Inderski added another 11 kills and brought her attack percentage on the weekend up to .289. The Bulldogs were able to secure the shut out win. The Bulldogs returned to the Knapp Center last night to host South Dakota State. That match began after the Times-Delphic went to print.
Summer wasn’t lost on cross-country The telltale signs of an ending summer are beginning to appear on Drake’s campus. First-year students roam the hallways wondering where room 212 is, one or two people have contracted pink eye from the foam party, the Drake squirrels are tying on their dinner bibs and the ever-present background noise of coaches on blow horns drifts in from the stadium. Many a student dreads this time of the year—but not the cross-country runner. The cross-country runner has spent the past three months rolling out of bed before dawn, lacing up her shoes and plodding out into the dark and empty streets to get in a bout of training before the heat hits. For the past three months, the lonely dirt roads and her own shadow have been the cross country runner’s only companions on these largely solo runs, save the blessed days that some brave soul has stepped forth to join her. For the past three months, the cross-country runner has watched the summer drip slowly on by, she patiently waited for its end.
It is important to note that the cross-country runner does not dislike the summer months, though they may be tedious and often times treacherous as the runner re-teaches her body how to move fast and far. Rather, the summer months are similar to the weeks leading up to Christmas that a child experiences— anticipation of the joy that awaits, if only he or she can be good for the next few weeks. So too does the cross country runner anticipate the beginning of the season in the fall, all while putting in mile after mile in chase of a stellar season, which he will surely have if only he can stay healthy these next few weeks. The weeks have now passed and the time has finally come. It is the cross-country runner’s longawaited awakening. Each week this column will discuss the riveting happenings of the Drake University men and women’s cross country teams as we train, pace and race. Our first meet is next Friday at Iowa State—a low-key opener to gauge the team’s fitness levels and a starting point for creating goals
and plans to reach them. The teams have been fortunate to add on a large group of firstyear students, and also are in the middle of a search for a new head track and field coach, so it shall be a year of many changes and new beginnings. We aspire to get better each meet, and after each meet we will share one athlete’s new best mark, so be on the lookout for those once the racing gets underway. #GetAnotherOne
Drake Football. For a lot of people this causes excitement. Another season of autumn weather, sitting outside shivering in Drake Stadium on Friday nights. It means hot cocoa, curling up under blankets, hats, mittens, all brazened with Bulldog emblems. The colors blue and white; Bulldog pride. Exhilarated at the thought of a win, the players battle it out. The fans, at least the die-hard fans, the parents, the students and coaches all cheering and yelling for the players on the field. For the players though, it means something more, it means hard work and dedication- day in and day out. It means virtually no days off. And the fall season isn’t just the time they are working that hard. They are putting in work all year long. The summer was spent receiving accolades, practicing and preparing for the season that opens Sept. 3rd at home against Quincy University. Drake finished last season with five wins and six losses, and all five of their wins came at home. Even though last season left more to be desired, some players still enjoyed receiving accolades over the summer. Tight end Eric Saubert, a fifth-year senior, received first-team All-Pioneer Football League honors and All-American accolades from three different organization, while Taylor Coleman was a nominee for the 25th Anniversary Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. To receive these honors, players must be exceptional both on and off the field. Obviously. So there are some good seeds in the roster who worked hard all
season last year. And all summer long this year. But where are they falling short? And what will be different this season? Hopefully Saubert can be relied upon to pick up some of that burden. Apparently he is drawing attention from NFL scouts. As a senior last year, Saubert had 580 receiving yards, 55 receptions, and had a total of seven touchdowns. Drake, being such a small school, doesn’t generally produce NFL caliber players. So it is interesting to fans that Saubert could potentially reach such heights. Given this fact, it will be an interesting season to say the least. Even if they can only produce a 50 percent win margin. To see a player and alum flourish and be considered for the highest level of professional football, is a sight. However, we hope that we can watch and cheer the Bulldogs on into some big victories, especially when they open the season this week at Drake Stadium.
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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL COLUMN
MLB-leading Chicago Cubs ‘Try not to suck’ The Chicago Cubs have had their best season since 2008. They currently have the best record in the National League Central, where they lead by 14 games over the St. Louis Cardinals, and the best record in all of Major League Baseball. In a stunning performance on Monday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Cubs were able to secure an 8-7 win in the 13th inning at Wrigley. It was the first of a three-game series and it seems that the Cubs have their work cut out for them. In 2015, the Cubs battled the Pirates for the wildcard seat and it was not an easy task. Then they easily beat the Cards for the playoff spot before a disappointing four-game sweep suffered at the hands of the New York Mets in the National League Championship Series. As a die-hard Cubs fan, this season has been a sight for sore eyes. Realistically, that expression doesn’t do it justice; my eyes are past the point of sore. I couldn’t bear to watch the Cubs until 2015 when we got manager Joe Maddon and finally put a roster together that was worth the time spent watching. It’s a taboo topic when I speak with other Cubs fans. When I say something like, “Man, I think we’ll make it this year,” their reactions are such that you would think they’d take their shoe off and throw it at me. But I’m an optimist. Maybe I’m just too young to be so cynical. Call it what you want. Even when we lost Kyle Schwarber, a dominant center fielder and power hitter, to injury in the beginning of the season, I retained hope. It was tragic and saddening, but I stayed positive.
Curse? What curse? Losing a player to a torn ACL happens, it happens all the time. Why lose faith in Maddon, the team’s new leader. and his simple motto: “Try not to suck?” Plus they still have big hitters in Dexter Fowler and Anthony Rizzo. Then there is Kris Bryant whose batting average went from .289 in 2015 to .305 in 2016. People dwell too much on the superstition. They think the Steve Bartman Incident in 2003 was a component of the Billy Goat Curse. It was the closest the Cubs had been to playing in the World Series since their last time in it, all the way back in 1945. They were only five outs away, then after Bartman’s famed interference from the stands cost the Cubs a crucial out, the Florida Marlins put together a gamewinning eight-run rally. Then there was the famed Back to the Future’s prediction that Chicago would win it all last year It was a close one, the closest they had been since 2003, but I think the professor and Michael J. Fox were one year off. 2016. Fly the W.
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