THE TIMES-DELPHIC The weekly student newspaper of Drake University
Vol. 134 | No. 18 |March 11, 2014 timesdelphic.com
“Saturday Night Live” is taking heat surrounding the controversy over a skit depicting “Fifty Shades of Grey” actress Dakota Johnson running off to join the terrorist organization ISIS. One writer thinks that sometimes laughter in the face of fear is necessary during hard times. | Read more on page 5.
Every year Drake gives 25 graduates the opportunity of a lifetime: The chance to live and teach in China for an entire year. Graduates are placed in five different locations throughout China to teach schoolchildren English. Find out how this program got its roots and how to get involved. | Read more on page 8.
The Men’s Basketball season met its end as the Bulldogs were nixed by Bradley University in overtime in the first round of the MVC Conference Tournament. The Women hope to fly further in the tournament as they sealed their second seed ranking in the conference with two wins this week. | Read more on page 10.
Music venue to replace The Dublin in coming weeks Cole Norum Staff Writer email@example.com @ColeNorum
It might get loud. It will sound awesome. That’s the mentality behind Lefty’s Live Music, a new concert venue slated to open this spring in the Drake neighborhood. “We want to have the bestsounding music venue anywhere around,” the booking manager and co-founder of Lefty’s, Erik Brown said. “A lot of times (the sound) seems like an afterthought,” Lefty’s co-founder and owner, said Anne Mathey. “We want to ... create an epic sound system that really brings in bands that may be too big to play the room.” At this moment, that room is delineated by a half-wall partition inside 2307 University Ave— the sound system that really brings in bands that may be too big to play the room.” At this moment, that room is delineated by a half-wall partition inside 2307 University Ave — the location better known to Drake students as The Dublin. On March 17, according to Brown, the final papers will be signed and the transaction entirely completed, a transfer of ownership and occupancy, from a bar with a DJ booth to a fullfledged music hall that happens to have a bar. “Bands are brought in to bring people to the building to buy booze — that’s kind of how the business model of a venue works,” Mathey said of the traditional approach to combining music and drink. “We want to flip that on its head.” That will start with construction on the location’s interior. The founders plan on knocking down the partition to allow for subsequent increases in performance space, including the construction of a 28-inch high stage. Smaller changes, such as softening the walls and placing
curtains over windows and behind the stage will aid in improving acoustics. Then there’s actually delivering the sound. “We’re using all commercial equipment … not stuff that you can get in a Guitar Center catalog,” Brown said. Brown and Mathey anticipate their commitment to sound quality will draw established music acts as well as serving as a model experience for up-andcoming musicians. “The importance of sound quality couldn’t be overstated,” senior marketing major Chris Fairbank said. Fairbank, a member of the Drake a cappella group Fermata the Blue, has performed at a number of venues around Des Moines, including Vaudeville Mews and The Grapevine in Clive. “Every room has its own sound … you won’t get a good performance out of a bad venue,” Fairbank said. “Sound quality in venues around town is quite high.” Brown and Mathey had been searching for a possible location for several months before the spot housing The Dublin went on the market. Immediately, it was a prime target due to more than just its sheer availability: the building itself has a rich history of hosting live music. Before The Dublin opened in 2007, the location hosted two music venues. Archives of the Des Moines Register and Cityview document tales of the building’s musical past. It first hosted music under the name of the Safari Club and was owned by Slipknot drummer Shawn Crahan, who sold it in 1997. Soon after, it served as the reincarnation of Hairy Mary’s, a legendary venue whose original downtown Des Moines location once hosted the Smashing Pumpkins and a then-unknown Dave Matthews Band. The second iteration of Hairy Mary’s was the setting
THE DUBLIN, a popular local bar in the Drake neighborhood, will close its doors for good in the next few weeks, after opening in 2007. A music venue, called Lefty’s Live Music, is coming to take its place. JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR of a late 1990s show, played by an unknown duo in front of reportedly nine people. The duo called themselves the White Stripes. “Everybody has a little place in their heart for that location,” Mathey said of 2307 University Ave. “I kind of like the romance of … having this cool music place rise back up.” Mathey and Brown are no strangers to the Des Moines music scene, with Brown fronting local progressive-rock band The Maw and Mathey managing for more than a decade the daily operations of the recently closed House of Bricks. The Lefty’s founders are also well versed in the Drake area — Mathey graduated from Drake’s school of journalism in 2001 — and the neighborhood is not the only thing Brown and Mathey seek to share with the university. “As we just started saying we’re in the neighborhood, there’s just so much more everyday that opens up,” Brown said. “The idea … of interning someone on the soundboard, interning someone
on PR, someone doing booking … is so cool to me.” Collaboration with Drake may also include hosting recitals and school-associated concerts, a concept welcomed by Fairbank. “Any way to broaden the Drake bubble in terms of social activities is a positive,” Fairbank said. “To have a local business building a relationship … and culture with Drake … is wonderful.” While Mathey and Brown intend to position Lefty’s as a music-first experience, it is also establishment at which alcohol is served and is in close proximity to a school with underage students. It is a plain truth that Mathey recognizes comes with its share of challenges. “I can see how (law enforcement) are apprehensive about putting something so close to the college, because Dublin … and other bars in the area have had problems in the past,” Mathey said. A 2012 application submitted by the Dublin for a renewal of its Class C liquor license acknowledged that The Dublin
“was known for allowing/ serving minors in the bar, noise complaints and over-serving legal aged patrons.” The application also included a number of “agreements,” or commitments pledged by The Dublin to operate more legally and with more consideration of the neighborhood. One such agreement was to “hold staff accountable for customers to prevent over serving and persons under legal age” in the building. “We know Drake students are going to poke at our defenses,” Mathey said. “It’s something you have to be aware of as a bar owner and keep an eye on.” The founders plan to host earlier shows for all ages, cooperating with a local law that allows for patrons under the legal drinking age to attend shows at locations serving alcohol, so long as they are out of the venue at 9 p.m. “I want it to be a good environment for everybody and I want it to be safe,” Mathey said. “I don’t want to be the bad neighbor everybody talks about.”
SAE chapter at Oklahoma banned for racist chant
Drake community responds to fraternity scandal, reflects on Greek life system Ethan Fickau Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
A shocking video was released this week of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity members chanting a racist slur at the University of Oklahoma (OU). The video depicted fraternity members chanting racist slurs and referencing lynching. The bus chant, to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know it,” declared there would never be a black member in their respected chapter. Brad Cohen, the fraternity’s national president, closed the Oklahoma Kappa chapter, and OU President David Boren has banned it from the campus. “You are disgraceful,” Boren said. “You have violated every principle that this university stands for. Real Sooners are not racist. Real Sooners are not bigots. Real Sooners treat each other with respect. This won’t be tolerated for one second.”
Boren ordered all SAE members to move out of the fraternity house and expelled two of the members yesterday. SAE’s national Associate Executive Director of Communications Brandon Weghorst told NBC, “We were absolutely appalled and shocked at this video. And more so, we were outraged that any member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon would think that this is somehow acceptable.” A statement released by headquarters also said it was unacceptable that the bystanders on the bus did not intervene in the incident. The fraternity is one of the nation’s largest Greek organizations with 219 chapters nationally and approximately 15,000 active members since its founding in 1856. Members of the Drake community, within the Greek system and not, were shocked by the video. “I was surprised, but racism is definitely still around,” said Sydney Schulte, a sophomore and
a former member of Greek life at Drake. “It’s not a thing of the past. My sorority, in particular, would not tolerate anything like this at
“You can hang ‘em from a tree but they’ll never sign with me.” Lyrics from video of SAE members at Oklahoma University
all. The fraternities here seem very friendly. I cannot visualize anybody here saying things like that.” Riley Treadwell is in a fraternity at Drake and said that kind of behavior does not reflect
fraternity life. “The fraternities are very well intentioned and meant to make us well rounded men and help us develop leadership characteristics,” Treadwell said. “I can’t imagine anything like this taking place at Drake. There’s a culture of acceptance here. If I thought that the fraternities here didn’t hold those values then I would not be involved in Greek life.” First-year Caitlyn Morehouse, who is not affiliated with Greek life, said that all universities need to continue to promote racial equality. “Racism is pretty much everywhere. I think awareness and education are the best ways to combat racism,” Morehouse said. Sophomore John Wingert is not involved with Drake Greek life and he said it’s awful that racism is still present on campuses today. “It’s a shame. If they’re going to say stuff like that in representation of the fraternity, they deserve to be removed from campus. You wouldn’t expect
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this to be as common nowadays but I’m not that surprised that it happened.” Kerry Jordan, director of fraternity and sorority life at Drake, said she was disgusted by the actions of the OU students in the video. “I was surprised to see a group of students acting so viciously like that,” Jordan said. “With certainty, I can say that I can’t see my Greek life students doing something like this here at Drake. Our members are very inclusive and very respectful. In my personal experience at Drake, I have never felt that there has been a student who has felt excluded because of their race.” Drake University’s Constitution of the Interfraternity Council states that its purpose is to “promote ethical, racial, sexual awareness and equality of all students at Drake University.” When the Times-Delphic reached out to Drake’s SAE Iowa Delta Chapter President Kendrick Dewdney, he denied comment.
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March 11, 2015
NEWS ALUMNI NEWS
Do Something Stellar with #15in15 campaign
$47 million donated by alumni for future scholarship funds Jessica Lynk Copy Editor email@example.com @jessmlynk
Ninety eight percent of Drake University students receive financial aid in a given year, according to the Office of Financial Aid. $47 million is awarded to students based on need and merit and that money has to come from somewhere: the alumni. The Student Alumni Association (SAA), along with board of trustee member Joe Aiello and his wife Leslie, held their fifth and final student challenge in order to help raise money for the Distinctly Drake campaign. The philanthropy week titled “Do Something Stellar” challenged 15 percent of the student body to donate from March 2-6 using the hashtag #15in15. If that goal was reached, the Aiellos will donate $15,000 to the scholarship fund. “The whole point of it is basically to just give back to the University. It is all about thanking alumni that have allowed us to be here and setting the stage for future bulldogs to come to Drake,” said senior international business major Emily Enquist, co-vice
president of student philanthropy for SAA. Both Joe and Leslie Aiello graduated from Drake in 1980 and 1979, respectively. They started the campaign in 2010, after Joe and Leslie Aiello wanted to do something to challenge students. They pledged $10,000 in 2010
“We just wanted people to get the groove and get students aware of the fact that we all need charitable contributions to be able to get an education from Drake.” Joe Aiello Drake alumnus Class of 1980
and have upped the donation by a thousand dollars each year. Instead of just matching dollar for dollar, they wanted to do something to encourage student participation. “We went to our future alumni to issue the challenge,” Joe Aiello said. “We just wanted to get people in the groove and get students aware of the fact that we all need charitable contributions
to be able to get an education from Drake.” The campaign gave students an opportunity to give back to Drake in a way that is different than most charities. “It is a cool opportunity for students to really make a big impact,” SAA Vice President of Alumni Connections Lisa Beard said. “So many times you have philanthropy where you get a T-shirt and three dollars of that goes to that philanthropy, which is good, but with this every student who donates counts as a lot because we need the 15 percent. Every student is a part of that number and then it pays off with a big reward because we have the big donation coming in.” Students can also see the direct impact from this philanthropy. “A vast majority of students do receive financial aid and we all have been affected in one way or another, we have been in the Knapp Center Olmsted, Hubbell, all these places that have been the result of philanthropic gifts,” Enquist said. The overall campaign, Distinctly Drake, reached their goal, but will continue though June. Joe Aiello hopes the whole campaign will propel students forward. “I hope that the students do find this as a good first step in understanding what it takes to be
JOE (‘80) AND LINDA (‘79) AIELLO are Drake alumni. If fifteen percent of the student body donate to the Do Something Stellar campaign, the Aiellos will donate $15,000 to the scholarship fund. PHOTO COURTESY OF JOE AIELLO. educated at Drake, the financial commitment, not only from themselves and their parents, but from other alumni and complete strangers and other companies and everyone who donates,” Joe Aiello said. “I hope it is something they take very seriously because
philanthropy is a really important part of life. You have to give back. That lesson can not be learned too early and not be reinforced too often.”
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NEWS CAMPUS NEWS
Senate allocates over Two year on-campus requirement, 20K to twelve different “lottery” system, frustrates students student organizations Ethan Fickau Staff Writer email@example.com
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Student Senate divided $20,512.50 for 12 different student organizations at their last meeting. The Senate allocated $6,420 to help facilities put in six outdoor recycling bins on campus. Sen. Zachary Blevins and Sen. Kaitlin Lacek have been working on this project since late September. Drake facilities are currently trying to incorporate more indoor recycling and do not have the
“Going forward, we’ll have to be more wary to provide for student life. We can provide for better and more responsibly fund. ” Sen. Krista Thomason
funds to implement outdoor recycling bins as well. Sen. Lacek has been working with the Drake Environmental Action League (DEAL) to put on future events that will educate students on how to use the bins and what to recycle. The Senate hesitated to allocate the large amount of money, especially since it will not directly affect student life. “They (the Senators) worked hard as well as DEAL,” Sen. Krysta Thomason said. “Going forward, we’ll have to be more wary to provide for student life. We can provide better and more responsibly fund.” Sen. Olivia O’Hea believes that the students had done their research in order to implement this program. “We (the Student Senate) shouldn’t be a first stop, but we can be a last stop,” Sen. O’Hea said. Nine students from Drake University will be attending the State University of New York Model European Union conference in New York City from March 26-28. Students have been attending this conference for over 10 years, and the conference provides global citizenship knowledge that the students can bring back to Drake. Three students are not receiving academic credit for their attendance, and will receive $480 to cover registration costs. Drake’s Curling Club will receive $580 for a new practice location after their old practice arena raised their rental fee. The club is open to all students and hopes to participate in more tournaments in the future. The Chinese Students and Scholars Association held a Chinese Night on March 6 and will receive reimbursement funds for the money spent on the event. After confusion between reimbursement funds and allocating money for this specific event, the organization will receive $625.50 for the rest of the semester. They are also planning to organize two more events for later in the semester. Enactus, a group that focuses on creating projects that develop the community, will travel to St. Louis, Missouri from April 1316 to participate in a national competition. The group received $2,690 for transportation and lodging costs associated with the competition. Eighteen students representing Drake will have the opportunity to win top prizes at the competition and have a good chance of getting first place. In
2013, the group received first at the regional competition and third at the national level. “We present ‘Shark Tank’like projects and present them to judges,” Abdul Mateen Hashim, Enactus’s vice president of communication, said. “Our two main projects are Project Bulldog and Opportunity on Deck.” Opportunity on Deck is now a citywide program that allows students who live in a low-income neighborhood to play sports and was recognized by the Des Moines Register multiple times this summer. Hashim hopes the publicity of the program will contribute to their chances of winning. From March 27-30, three students will go to the USSA Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. Over 200 schools are represented throughout the country, but this will be the first time students represent Drake at the conference. “Iowa State has gone, (University of) Iowa has gone, even DMACC has been there,” Patrick Stall said. “It would be a shame for Drake to miss out on this opportunity again.” The students will receive $2,481 to cover registration, transportation and lodging costs that will allow them to learn about organization and leadership skills, career opportunities and legislative issues at the conference. The Middle Eastern Peace and Prosperity Alliance will put on a presentation led by Eran Efrati and Maya Wind, two Middle Eastern students. After debate about safety on campus and the protests that could arise, the Senate allocated $700 to cover transportation costs of the two speakers. “In situations like that, you tend to just roll with the punches,” Rory Stimpson, financial chair of the organization said. “It will be a professional event, so there’s no real opportunity to give protesters the ability to protest.” The organization is asking other college campuses if they would like to hold a similar event using the two speakers, which would lower the price of transportation. The Senate also suggested collaborating with the Muslim Student Association on campus to recruit more people to attend the event. Two Drake students, Parker Stinski and Mikhala Stutzman, will be attending the Law and Society Association Conference in Seattle, Washington from May 28-31. They were selected by an academic adviser to attend and present at the conference. Covering transportation costs, the Senate allocated $691 to the students. They are receiving funds from an outside source for lodging and registration. The Drake Dance Team will go to the Mid-American Dance Competition in Kansas City, Missouri from March 28-29. While the team usually only participates in one competition each year, they wanted to compete at a national level and challenge themselves with new competition. The Senate also allocated $2,700 to the Rainbow Union to hold their second annual “The Other Prom” on Drake’s campus. Last year, 14 different schools attended the event and people recognized Drake’s effort to support the LGBQT community. “This event connects to Des Moines in crazy ways,” Wit Hegarty, president of the Rainbow Union said. The Senate had positive feedback for the event. “I just really, really love this event,” Treasurer Kevin Maisto said.
With the on-campus housing deadline rapidly approaching, Drake students are torn on some Office of Residential Life policies. “I would not require oncampus living” sophomore Jordan Sabine said. Sabine thinks that all students, including underclassmen, should have the option to live off campus should they wish to do so. “I would make it optional,” Sabine said. The particular policy requires all full-time students who are less than two years out of high school to live on-campus in one of the eight residence halls. The only exceptions are commuters who live with a parent or guardian or married students. Sophomore Jeffrey Jones says that he would like the two year policy to change. “I think that they should maybe change the contract to one year,” Jones said. “That way sophomores could be in West Village if they wanted to or be in
a fraternity or sorority house.” Jones believes sophomores should be allowed to access the same off-campus housing opportunities that upperclassmen have . Sabine is eager to live off campus so that she will not have a residential assistant living on her floor, looking over her shoulder. “I like being able to do my own thing and not having an R.A. checking up on me all the time,” Sabine said. However, not everyone feels that way. Junior Kylie Dehaven claims that she had a wonderful experience living on campus. “I was satisfied with it. I think the system is being run pretty smoothly,” Dehaven said. Dehaven, who is now eligible to live off campus, said that the two year live-on policy is actually beneficial because it allows students the chance to meet new people, make new friends and grow relationships. “You have a better chance of meeting new people,” Jones said. “With people in the halls, there’s sort of a bond. Plus, it’s closer to classes.” One thing that both Sabine and Dehaven agree needs to
change is the “lottery” system for sophomore students where all on-campus students are randomly assigned a number that corresponds to what order rooms will be claimed. The roommate with the lowest number will get to claim that room on behalf of those they’ll share it with. Sabine said it makes it can be a challenge arranging the roommates you want to live with and, as a result, it often splits up friends. “You have to pick your roommates strategically so you get an earlier number so you get a room that you want,” Sabine said. “I think that whole system is kind of screwy.” Dehaven agreed that the lottery system is chaotic and confusing. “They could do the lottery number system differently. It’s always stressful,” Dehaven said. The bottom line, according to Sabine, Dehaven and Jones, is that there is always room for improvement and some of the policies of the Office of Residential Life may need to be altered sooner than later.
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# 04 | opinions
March 11, 2015
Facial hair “proves” masculinity
Speed limit should increase
Rising trend makes beards less attractive What did Matthew McConaughey, Steve Carell and Jared Leto have in common at this year’s Golden Globes? Facial hair. Since when are beards acceptable for a fancy black-tie event? Fellas, it is time to shave. I’m calling it right here, right now: beards are done. For the past few years, beards have been the sign of a cool hipster too ambivalent about societal expectations to bother with shaving. Now America’s nerdy dad Steve Carell is rocking one. Beards are just a fashion trend on its way out. Beards are not hot anymore. Really. A study published by Royal Society Publishing proves that both women and men find beards more attractive when they are less common. Because of the fact that everyone from your mechanic to your dentist is bearded, the hotness level of those beards has severely decreased. The study also showed that clean-shaven faces are more attractive when they are rare, so now is the time to hop off the bearded bandwagon. Beards traditionally are a sign of manliness. What do you call the girl a closeted gay guy dates to prove his heterosexual masculinity?
A beard. That is not a coincidence. But in today’s day and age beards are much more barista than lumberjack, despite the rise in “lumbersexuals.” “Lumbersexuals” are men who present themselves in a Paul Bunyan-type fashion as means to being attractive (so much flannel). Author Dr. Marcie Bianco on Mic.com claims that the lumbersexual movement is a response to a masculinity crisis in current society. She has addressed the logic that “real men can grow real beards.” The piece claimed that in a technological age, men have a harder time expressing their masculinity, so these “lumbersexuals” are choosing to wear their manliness on their faces. Guys: there are other ways to express manliness, like arm wrestling and peeing outside. Wearing excess testosterone on one’s face is really not necessary. Men have gone so far in trying to wear their masculinity that they have forgotten about the importance of style in attracting the babes. Wild shrubbery on one’s face is not a good look. I understand that there are levels of beard, from the Duck
Dynasty to the Adam Levine. But really, beards are saturating the man-meat market. And nobody wants to buy this man-meat. I am urging guys to get into the clean-faced trend now before it is too late and all the basic bros are shaving. You know who did not have a beard this awards season? George Clooney. Clooney is the personification of coolness, and he walked the Red Carpet bare faced. Be like George Clooney. Shave.
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Iowa needs more freedom on the road. We need more room to move. Iowa needs more miles per hour on the interstate. Think of the difference it would make for drivers if Iowa added even just five miles to the speed limit. Iowa should change the speed limit law and raise the interstate speed limit. This idea is currently making its way through Iowa congress. Sen. Brad Zaun, R-Urbandale, proposed a bill to increase the rural interstates’ maximum legal speed limit from 70 to 75 mph. The change will be applied to designated interstate highways deemed appropriate by state transportation officials. The law is currently in effect in 16 states. Zaun said he hasn’t faced any resistance in raising the speed limit, but there are some concerns. Sen. Tod Bowman, D-Maquoketa, chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee said, “I see many vehicles going 75 mph on Interstate 80. A lot of people say if you let them go 75 mph, they’ll be going 80.” However Bowman is giving the proposition in raising the speed limit full consideration. Rep. Josh Byrnes, R-Osage, chairman of the House Transportation Committee also shares concerns about raising the speed limit. “It seems like the flow is already at that 75 mph mark,” he said. “If you put (the speed limit) at 75, does that mean suddenly 85 is the new top end?” Reasons for concern are
legitimate. Drivers’ safety should always be taken into account. Although, Iowa has changed its speed limit laws before, increasing its speed limit on rural interstates from 65 mph to 70 mph on July 1, 2005. After the change, drivers were going 72 to 73 mph. The average driving speed only increased by two mph. There was no dramatic change of numbers in accidents and crashes after the speed limit increase. As a Californian, I can drive 80 mph on an interstate with a speed limit of 70 mph without worrying too much about getting a ticket. I believe the speed limit needs to be raised. There are plenty of interstates outside the city where you won’t see another car for miles. Iowa’s car population is definitely lower than California’s is, so I see no reason why raising the speed limit by five mph would be a problem.
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Easy bake (microwave): Try this simple cookie recipe New recipe uses the classic pinterest-inspired dessert in a cup recipes
In the Feb. 24 issue, I tried out a strawberries and cream mug cake. It was not good. After that moment, I swore off desserts made in coffee cups forever. Then I realized that there aren’t a whole lot of recipes for “dorm food” that are prepared in other ways. Mugs are unavoidable. So today, I decided to give them a chance and make a microwaved chocolate chip cookie… In a mug. The recipe was one of the easiest baked (microwaved) goods I’ve ever encountered. No baking soda was necessary, and I was able to substitute oil for the egg (I was out). There was no mess because everything was mixed in the mug, plus I only had to dirty one measuring spoon. It took exactly one minute to cook, even in my low-wattage dorm microwave. This was nice because most things require a lot of extra time.
This was definitely an okay cookie. I was expecting something gooey, like a cookie cake or something, but it was just a crunchy cookie at the bottom of a coffee cup. It was ridiculously hot when it came out of the microwave. The cookie tasted pretty good, but it was nothing special. Really, what would you expect from a microwaved cookie? I ate about half of the huge amount I made, and then had a realization. The mug was good for something! I could put ice cream in there and it would be a warm cookie sundae. After I did that, the whole thing became much more exciting. For those of you who were wondering, you can make a pretty good cookie in your microwave. I would recommend it before making a whole batch in an oven and eating all of them. Better, though, you can put ice cream on that cookie. That’s what really made this recipe worth it. I’m still not entirely convinced on the mug cake movement, but this was much better than I expected.
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Separate your egg and add the yolk only to your cup. Stir to combine.
Small Pinch of Kosher Salt 1 Egg Yolk (discard the egg white or save for different recipe) Scant ¼ of All Purpose Flour (slightly less than ¼ of a cup) 2 heaping tablespoons of Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
Add flour, then stir again.
Now your mixture will look like cookie dough. Cook in microwave 40-60 seconds. Start checking for completion at 40 seconds — mine takes 50 seconds. Do not cook past one minute, just like a regular cookie, this will continue cooking as it cools. If the cookie is dry or cake like, try cooking it for less time.
Measure a scant, slightly less than full, ¼ cup of all-purpose flour.
Add chocolate chips, and give a final stir.
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# 05 | opinions
March 11, 2015
“Saturday Night Live” ISIS skit risky, but necessary Skit caused controversy, brought laughter to a tough time Despite its innocent and perhaps endearing name, one sketch from last week’s “Saturday Night Live” has created a firestorm of controversy — pun mostly intended. On the Saturday Night Live website, the sketch is titled “Father Daughter Ad,” a moniker which, while completely true, also represents about 5 percent of what’s actually involved in the clip. If you haven’t seen it already, I urge you to go to your nearest computer or other videostreaming device and look it up immediately, mostly because I don’t want to ruin anything for you. Consider this your spoiler alert. Go. Now. I’ll wait. Finished? Good. Now that you’ve seen the clip, you can probably see how the sketch has been perceived as insensitive and controversial. It’s almost taboo
to laugh at ISIS because ISIS is terrible, made up of terrible people who do terrible, terrible things. But that’s exactly why it’s important to laugh at them. Laughter humanizes something. If you can’t laugh at ISIS, it becomes a dark, serious organization that borders on invulnerability. If laughter can’t defeat the enemy, what can? While I was trying to formulate my own opinion on the sketch, I kept thinking about Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator,” a scathing satirical work from 1940 that parodied Adolf Hitler. “The Great Dictator” was controversial as well, but fared extremely well with Western audiences and eventually landed on the National Film Registry. “Father Daughter Ad” isn’t going to win any awards, but it brings a necessary edge to the
ISIS discussion. Recently, several teenage girls — no doubt the source of SNL’s satire — travelled from Britain to join ISIS. They weren’t alone. ISIS aggressively recruits young people to join their organization. “Father Daughter Ad” puts those decisions into ridiculous perspective. It seems so foolish for Dakota Johnson’s young woman to hop into a vehicle with Kyle Mooney’s “Death to America” jihadist, but it also seems foolish for her dad, played by Taran Killam, to just let her go. She could, after all, stay for another year of high school. And underneath it all, the sketch subtly points towards the government — how could such a massive organization, which puts so many resources into combatting terrorism, allow people such as the titular daughter to flee to ISIS? It’s an edge that SNL hasn’t
mayor Rudy Giuliani, “Can we be funny?” SNL would go on to prove then — as it does today and will in the future — that when times are darkest, we need comedy most of all.
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Looking professional leads to being professional We’ve all been told how important internships are. Since the first week of classes at Drake University it has been ingrained in us to find an internship. You’ve heard the spiel: Find an internship. Impress business professionals, stand out among your peers and dress professionally. But does dressing professionally mean wearing your suit and tie all the time? Whether you’re allowed to wear jeans on Fridays is a valid question. Isn’t the existence of Fridays purely for the denim family? Why can’t I wear jeans on Fridays? Everyone else is wearing jeans — my boss and even my boss’s boss. Yes. It is fine to wear jeans on Fridays. But don’t let that be your go-to look for the entirety of the internship. Go that extra step to look professional. People will notice. Especially if you want a recommendation down the road or want to work at the company in the future. Besides, you never know whom you will run into and if you’ll have to make a good first impression. According to Forbes Magazine, “a study by Frank Bernieri, an associate professor of psychology at Oregon State University, within the first 10 seconds of meeting your interviewer — otherwise known as the meet-and-greet — that person has decided whether or not you’re right for the job. Those who come across as polished and pulled together are quite simply more likely to be hired than those who are seen as putting in less effort.”
had in a long time, certainly not since the mass exodus from its cast two years ago, which included head writer Seth Meyers. There have been glimpses of SNL’s potential bite before, like an unaired sketch about the Ferguson protests from December. But up until “Father Daughter Ad”, SNL has rarely strayed into controversial territory. However, I feel that most SNL fans, myself included, would prefer the writers to take more risks and border on controversy more often, rather than simply stick with the same tired material. In comedy, you can’t get complacent. If that means going after ISIS and potentially angering fans, the show will come out the better for it. After the Sept. 11 attacks, SNL executive producer Lorne Michaels famously asked then-
I believe if you dress like a college student who doesn’t care when going to work, you will be treated as such. If you dress like you just got out of bed that is how your boss and co-workers will think of you – as someone who just got out of bed. The way you carry yourself in the workplace is just as important as the quality of work you perform as an intern. People will take you seriously if you carry yourself in a professional manner, and maybe just maybe you will be able to call the shots one day because of the quality of your work, professional manner, responsibility and continuity with how you dress. Let’s talk a little bit about what exactly dressing professionally entails. Having personal style does not come from telling your mom which kind of wash to buy from Old Navy when their back-to-school jeans sale comes around. So what exactly does this all mean? First of all, make sure your clothes are clean and fitted — no more button-down shirts that are three sizes too big or three sizes too small. Dress according to your build. Secondly, stick to the classics. They will never go out of style. Lastly, finish off your look by adding some personal flair. Make it your own. For any wardrobe staple, “the hunt” for the right piece can be a long process. The reality of the situation is you might have to try on 20 suits to find the one that is right for you. But do not give up. When you find the sleek suit, wrinkle-free button-down, comfortable slacks or slimming
blazer that reflect your style, think of it as an investment and don’t hesitate to purchase it. It’s important to pay attention to the cut of the garment. If you are between sizes simply go up a size and get it tailored down. One of the greatest parts about internships is the dress. Who doesn’t love feeling totally fly in business casual attire? You can dress in a way to express your personality and your career path. Dressing in a way that makes you feel confident helps you become the best version of yourself. It might just give you that extra edge above the competition. As Anna Wintour, Editorin-Chief of Vogue and Artistic Director of Condé Nast Publications, said. “If you can’t be better than your competition, just dress better.”
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Sodexo’s Chicken wrap: An existential review We’ve all had the experience: it’s Monday afternoon and you stroll up to the Quad Creek Cafe’s grill, tantalizing over your next order. On brighter days you might have a Sicilian turnover or a chicken quesadilla, but those days have long since vanished. Now, in your life in which there is no time to savor and enjoy you have given up such pursuits, choosing to eat that ball of lettuce, chicken and disappointment over your textbook as you count down the seconds to your next test. As you shuffle purposely to the library, you take a bite out of the chewy insubstantial skin and stare into the chaos within. The chicken assorted without reason amongst lettuce haphazardly jumbled into no order whatsoever, and the honey mustard of purpose and emotion drains through the entropy, the wrap losing its taste faster than life. It is within this moment that an acute fear washes over you as you come to realize that you are staring into a reflection of your own soul. A passerby says something along the lines of “Hey,” and you, without thought or emotion respond with “What’s up?” as a false smile spreads across your face. They do not respond, and within a few seconds you walk past. You push open the door to the library, prepared for the overwhelming silence and anxiety braced within the walls. You stare into the chicken
wrap, so common and simple, yet so terrifying and profound in its manifestation, and tremble as you take another bite attempting vainly to fill the emptiness within with fried chicken. You crack open your textbook, staring at the long line of figures. You are about to finish the last problem as a single drop of honey mustard lands upon the final clue to an answer that may have given meaning to your life. You stare up at what remains of your chicken wrap, not able to recall how it lost so much. It has lost all semblance of order. You stare at the wreckage, once filled to the brim with lettuce and chicken that seemed so fulfilling five minutes ago. 9/10 would suffer again.
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Encouraging preparation without discouraging liberal education
Well rounded students study subjects outside of their major As a journalism major, I don’t know everything about the magazine industry — I never will. But thanks to the classes and experiences that Drake facilitates, my writing has improved, and I’ve furthered my editing ability. Those are skills that pertain to my major, but I’ve also picked up a few pieces of information that aren’t journalism related. Some professors, though, (and students for that matter) only expect me to know about journalism because that’s what’s printed on my transcript. Thanks to Astronomy 001, I know that Jupiter has 63 known moons. Thanks to History 001, I can list the characteristics of a utopia. The knowledge I now possess even comes from my high school days.
Thanks to five years of Latin, I can still recite the first ten lines of the Aeneid. And yes I still have the Pythagorean theorem memorized. We’re fortunate enough to be able to take a wide variety of classes here at Drake. In theory, we go to a liberal arts college for that purpose. Being a well-educated journalist should not lead me to become ignorant of all other fields of study. Every student at Drake knows about more than just his or her major. A pharmacy major may know a lot about computers. An education major could be exceptional when it comes to trivia. The phrase “collaborative learning … by the integration of the liberal arts and sciences
with professional preparation” comes straight out of our mission statement. As a journalism major, it shouldn’t come as a shock that I know how to take both the derivative and the integral of a function. To be exceptionally knowledgeable in your field of study, you don’t need to shut out everything else. That’s not how the human brain works, and shouldn’t be the expectation in a college setting — especially at a liberal arts school. Students and faculty should instead challenge themselves to be well educated in a wide variety of topics. While specialization is important, shutting your mind to the rest of the world is not. It should be admirable, but not
surprising, when a graphic design major knows about the human genome. Same goes for business majors who can play the violin. Applauding these skills is important, but only to a certain point. As soon as we make it seem out of the ordinary for a design major to be interested in science, we are saying it’s OK to limit our learning. Sometimes this extra knowledge comes in handy. Conjugating Latin verbs has helped me widen my vocabulary. Other times, though, learning about unfamiliar topics forces us to think critically. Either way, the more knowledge we posses, the better professionals (and people) we will be.
That said, I’ve yet to write an article about the planets in our solar system, but I’ll be up for the challenge if the opportunity ever presents itself.
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# 06 | opinions
March. 11, 2015
HUMANS OF DRAKE
Good intentions behind GMOs Imagine walking into a grocery store with a craving for some corn chips. You stroll down the aisle and pick up a bag bearing neutral beige and brown packaging. In the corner, the bag boasts that its contents are all natural. It says it is made with no preservatives and containing no GMOs, or genetically modified organism. Then, to your horror, you realize this bag of corn chips will cost you six dollars. If you’re anything like me, you would set the bag down in a heartbeat and decide that you would rather save up to buy some new shoes than shell out an arm and a leg to avoid GMOs. What even is a GMO? And are GMOs as evil as society thinks they are? There is a lot of criticism on both sides of the argument with regards to GMOs, but some of them might surprise you. In fact, the intentions behind the technology might even make you reconsider your critcisms. GMO is an umbrella term to describe any kind of life form that has been manipulated to perform better. One of the first GMOs was patented in 1980, created to “eat up” crude oil as a treatment for oil spills. Since, the use of GMOs has exploded — it gives agricultural business owners the advantage of higher yielding crops. Companies like Beck’s Hybrids and Pioneer Hi-bred have been experimenting with ways to increase crop yield for years. While this may sound like a way to fulfill a greedy farmer’s agenda, there’s a little more to it. The population on Earth is increasing exponentially and is expected to hit 9.6 billion by 2050. And while the number of hungry mouths is going to keep growing, the amount of space for farmland is not. Because of urban sprawl, the amount of farmland by 2050 will actually decrease. This poses a challenge for anyone in the food production industry. How can they best use their resources? The best solution to this problem is to increase efficiency of the crops they produce.
Essentially, the agricultural industry has a social responsibility to do research and prepare for the future. Genetically modified crops give farmers a little more leverage against external factors like dry seasons, pests and other unpredictable obstacles. That said, I’m all for people making their own educated decisions about what foods to put into their body. And it can’t possibly be said that all GMOs are the same because it’s a very broad term used to describe all engineered organisms. There are very real health concerns about GMOs that still need to be pursued and researched by the industry and the Food and Drug Administration. Food safety is a priority to many individuals. But in reality, GMOs are the best way to prepare for the strain of a massive population. “GMO” seems to be everyone’s new favorite acronym. It is the new “bad word” that everyone loves to hate. Ask anyone on the street what they know about GMOs and they will probably say something along the lines of “Uh… they’re bad”. Jimmy Kimmel did a segment about this that is worth the watch. It’s almost embarrassing. Looking forward, the public needs to shine a light on the research concerning GMOs. Rather than criticizing them and condemning the research, we should look for healthy, realistic solutions to the problems of tomorrow.
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“What are you doing here so early?”
“Why are you all alone at this table?”
“I had to drop my friend off at the airport. Generally I don’t bring my laptop this early, but basically I’m scrolling through Twitter, looking on Facebook, that sort of thing.”
“I have a thing. I can’t sit with anyone at breakfast really. I don’t know, it’s just a time for me to collect my thoughts. It’s nice to have some quiet time. I’m usually surrounded by people, it’s nice
to not be surrounded. Over two to three years I’ve fluctuated between being an introvert and extrovert. I came to the realization that I’m an introvert who can turn on extrovert qualities when I need to.”
What will you bingewatch on Netflix this Spring break? Gabby Charles Political Science “Oh my gosh, ‘The Vampire Diaries.’ You have to watch it. This is my sixth time rewatching it.”
Ken Kuniy Biology “Probably ‘Mad Men.’ I like seeing how each character develops their relationships with one another. For me it almost feels like reading a novel.”
Ian Beatty Computer Science and Finance “‘House of Cards’ — I’ve watched the first two seasons and they were pretty good.”
Hookup culture creating a dating drought If you get up early enough on a Saturday morning, you’re likely to see at least one or two individuals walking home in last night’s clothing. You know the look — eyes averted, most likely with a slight look of embarrassment plastered across their face. This used to be something to talk about. Conversations whispered behind hands about so-and-so who was seen walking home from Greek street at 7 a.m., or the boy seen walking home in the wee hours of dawn. But the truth is, that isn’t big news anymore. It’s not a shock if someone stays overnight after a night out (or a night in, for that matter). This is no longer a surprising sight — the hookup culture is becoming the accepted norm on college campuses across the country. This is a culture that says casual sex is a good thing. It says rather than talking for a while, going on a couple dates to see if you’re compatible and seeing where things go from there, the solution is to meet someone on a Friday night and go home with them two hours later. College students used to ask each other out on dates. What’s even more surprising is that they used to actually go on dates, do the whole talking thing and then the dating thing. The going on dates part isn’t surprising — lots of people go on dates in this era. What is surprising is that this used to be the standard — the
normal expectation for what two people who are interested in each other would do. While some students are still sticking to these traditional ways, more and more college students are finding a partner by stumbling up to the bar and looking to their left. Rather than taking things slow, as the years go on, things are speeding up at an alarming rate. Now, I know I’m coming off a little judgmental, but I promise I’m not here to judge. I’m not here to say you shouldn’t go home with the cute guy who offers to walk you home, when both of you know you aren’t actually going home. I’m just here to say this doesn’t have to be the expectation if you don’t want it to be. If you’re just out to have a little casual fun, by all means, go right ahead. Let the cute boy chat you up and take you home (as long as it is a mutual decision and consent is given soberly). If you’re making decisions for you, and you’re having fun, you do you, girlfriend. But if you’re going home with the same cute guy from the bar you met 45 minutes ago and you’re expecting a future beyond tomorrow morning, you may be disappointed. If you like a guy, the hookup culture says you should try to meet him out and make something happen. But the reality is that if you do hook up, it’s most likely going to be a one-time occurence.
What’s also more than likely is that the chances of you two dating and being a couple are slim to none. Instead you’ll smile awkwardly on your way to class and avoid sitting at the table next to his in the dining hall. By allowing the hookup culture to become the norm, we’re saying we don’t need the serious dating culture. Yes, it would be nice to have both, a little something for everyone, but that’s not the way it works. The number of happy relationships in this country is falling while the rate of failed marriages is rising — something that coincidentally (or not so coincidentally) corresponds with the rise of the hookup culture.
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# 07 | features
March 11, 2015
What is love? Students participate in love questionnaire Giuliana Lamantia Staff Writer email@example.com @g_lamantia
In today’s hookup culture, finding love can be a challenge due to a lack of vulnerability with others. However, a recent study shows it is possible to create intimacy with a stranger by condensing months of getting to know someone into 36 questions followed by four minutes of staring into each other’s eyes. According to the study by psychologist Arthur Aron and his wife, Elaine Aron, it was not created to intentionally make people fall in love, but rather start friendships and relationships and get people to open up in a new way. A blog post by Elaine Aron in the Huffington Post states that for the 36-question study to make its participants fall in love, they must go into it truly wanting love. Drake students tested the theory themselves. With the questions ranging from basic to very personal, from “Who would you want as a dinner guest,” to “Of all the people in your family, whose death would be the most
disturbing,” participating in the study was different than students had expected. Sophomores Jeremy Price and Annie Snyder enjoyed their experience. However, they anticipated more surface-level questions before participating in the experiment. “The questions were a lot different than I thought they were going to be,” Snyder said. “They were really deep at some points and wanted you to look very deep.” Price agreed that some of the questions were surprising. “It was like, ‘what was the worst memory of your life,’ like what?” Price laughed. “You don’t just ask that to people you don’t really know.” Before the study they thought it would be ridiculous. By the end, they saw how it could make people develop feelings for each other, depending upon their answers. At the same time, they realized how it could backfire. “I think it totally depends on what they say as far as answers go,” Price said. You could totally hate what they have to say or their personality. It can totally turn you off.”
However, they felt conversing with a stranger made it easy for them to open up during some of the more personal questions. “I think it makes it easier with a stranger, because you don’t know their perceptions and how they’re going to feel about something,”
“I think two people can have a lot of potential if they’re already pretty aligned in certain aspects and attracted to each other. I think that with two opposite people it’s not going to happen, but if they’re closer it can.” Shereen Hunitie Junior
Snyder said. While Price and Snyder found it an interesting experience, it would not be their choice of trying to get to know somebody. “At first it seems really unnatural because you don’t usually have that conversation with someone you just met,” Price said. “You get to know them over
the months, so it’s interesting.” Sophomore Michael Dolan and junior Shereen Hunitie also participated in the study. While overall they thought it was a fun experience, they had some trouble answering some of the more personal questions truthfully. One of their main concerns is Drake being a small campus and the likelihood to run into each other. “If it was someone that I just met that I was never going to see again, I would have maybe answered truthfully, but I’m probably going to see him all the time now,” Hunitie said. Dolan agreed that the questions were interesting, but some were too intense. “I think we’re going to pass each other, look at each other and have a weird laugh and pass,” Dolan said. While the study is meant to get to know another person deeply in a condensed time, Hunitie thought it was an emotional experience as well. “I felt like it was a really emotionally charged experiment,” Hunitie said. “Some of the questions brought up a lot of emotions, so there was a lot going on at once.” Even so, the two didn’t want
to burden the other with their own emotions or negative parts of their lives. “The last one where it asks if you have a current problem right now, tell the person about it and they can help you with it,” Dolan said. “Why do you want to put that burden on them, and also how comfortable are you expressing that to someone you don’t know.” While Hunitie and Dolan thought answering the questions was interesting, they thought the four minutes of eye contact was silly and pointless, and later admitted to not being able to do it for the entire time. “The first two minutes were awkward because we kept laughing,” Dolan said. In the end, Hunitie thinks the experiment can benefit people who have an initial connection or attraction to each other. Dolan also believes it can help people who already have a relationship get to know each other on an even deeper level. “I think two people can have a lot of potential if they’re already pretty aligned in certain aspects and attracted to each other,” Hunities said. “I think that with two opposite people it’s not going to happen, but if they’re closer it can.”
JUNIOR Shereen Hunitie and sophomore Michael Dolan (left), Jeremy Price and Annie Snyder (right) enjoyed getting to know each other while taking the survey. PHOTO COURTESY OF GIULIANA LAMANTIA
Diverse a cappella group provides opportunity, room for growth Madison Ottenbacher Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org @lovelybymadison
A cappella offers more to students than simply music. It offers a community. Fermata the Blue is a coed a cappella group composed of approximately 20 members at Drake University founded in September of 2013. Maura Grace, a senior music education major and theater minor, cofounded Fermata the Blue. Grace currently serves as the group’s president and music director. As a music education major at Drake, Grace expressed how she wanted to be involved in something that was fun again. She wanted to do the thing
that made her fall in love with music in the first place. “In college it (singing) used to be a hobby, and now it’s academics,” Grace said. “That kind of took a lot of the fun out of it for me.” Jessica Richter, a sophomore majoring in music with an emphasis in business, expressed similar feelings. “I always wanted to be in an a cappella group,” Richter said. Richter didn’t think she would be able to be involved in one because the only a cappella group at that time were the Brocal Chords, a male a cappella group on Drake’s campus. However, during her first year, Richter heard about a new a cappella group starting up on campus. Richter described Fermata the Blue as a class that everyone wants to be involved in.
Being coed isn’t the only thing that sets Fermata the Blue apart from other student organizations on campus. The group’s music is entirely arranged by its own members. This way everything is specifically catered toward the group’s individual members. Richter expressed her enthusiasm toward Fermata the Blue because they are open to all students, all majors and all ages. “We seriously take pride in the fact that any major, any interest (can be in the group). We are not looking for any specific kind of trait,” Richter said. “We just want passion, we want determination and people who want to sing.” Since the group has members who come from a variety of backgrounds, some members don’t know how to read music. Grace explained how the group goes about everything
in a different way, such as how they look at music and how they conduct rehearsals. “It’s just a totally different learning process and we’ve really pushed people,” Grace said. “I think everyone is a better musician because of it.” Alex Tillinghast, a first year music education major at Drake, expressed how Fermata the Blue plays an important role in his life. “A cappella music specifically is made in a way that it can’t work without everyone,” Tillinghast said. Every single part is important to make something that’s worth presenting.” “It gives you a place. It gives you that satisfaction of creating something, which is something that I think we all search for. Being a part of a community. It’s fun to say I created this. We created this together and it wouldn’t have worked without me.”
Grace continues to see the group make progress. “Our first year we had 40 people come out, and last year we had about 80 people. We had a lot of people show up [for auditions], and it’s a group of 18,” Grace said. “We can actually see milestones happening.” As Grace approaches graduation, she is confident that Fermata the Blue will continue to grow and improve. Grace is anxious yet excited to pass the baton off to the future musicians of Fermata the Blue and see where the group will go in the future. “Seeing it all come to life has been really rewarding,” Grace said. “I’d say this has been my greatest accomplishment at Drake.”
# 08 | features
March 11, 2015
FEATURES INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
Yearlong program encourages educational exploration Teach in China promotes post-graduate opportunity, career development Ethan Fickau Staff Writer email@example.com
Each year, seniors at Drake University ponder what they want to do after they graduate. Some look to interview for jobs while a few already have offers waiting for them. But others still want one more grand experience before truly entering the American workforce. Enter Drake’s “Teach in China” program, sponsored by the university’s Chinese Cultural Exchange Program, or CCEP for short. Managed by CCEP Director Kirk Martin, “Teach in China,” also known as TIC, is entering its 12th year of sending Drake graduates to China on a yearlong assignment to teach their students English. Surprisingly participants are not required to be English majors and they don’t have to know Chinese to apply. The inception of TIC began when Drake President David Maxwell visited the cities of Shijiazhuang and Chongqing in China in 2003. The country was in great need of native English speakers to teach their students, which opened the door for Drake graduates to participate in the newly founded program. In the inaugural year, Drake participants were sent to two locations, Shijiazhuang and Chongqing. Then, 184 Drake graduates have taken part in the program and with more students signed up for the 2015-2016 school year, Martin hopes to hit the milestone of 200 participants. “We ended up having 19 applicants apply to the program, so we are on track to break 200 participants this year.” Martin was happy to share that while the number of participants in recent years has seen its ups and downs, more and more of those who go to China have opted to stay. “The number of participants who are deciding to stay another year after completing their first year has gone up dramatically. I think that shows that it’s been a valuable opportunity for people to find opportunities past just the teaching to engage in China
professionally,” Martin said. Senior McKenzie Leier said that while she is not sure if she will take part in the program, it is exactly what she hoped for in an international experience opportunity. “I’d like to spend some time abroad … and I’ve heard from other people who have taken part in the program and I wanted to learn a bit more.” Senior Scott Loy agrees that it would be an invaluable experience if he decides to go on the trip. “I didn’t know much about the program … but a friend of mine said he was coming to the
“I love giving people the opportunity to engage with China ... I think the more we can promote the interaction between young people in the U.S. and China, I think the better off the world will be.” Kirk Martin Director, Teach in China information session, and I became really interested in it. I’ve never been anywhere outside of the U.S. and Mexico and I feel like I’ve been a little complacent in my time at Drake and I need to get out of that comfort zone.” The need for native English speakers stems from the fact that Chinese students are required to study English from middle school through college. According to Martin, there is a constant lack of resources, including foreign teachers which is a problem since foreign teachers are more effective than Chinese when teaching oral English. Current TIC participants are being sent to a variety of cities to teach students in both public and private schools. The schools’ expectations vary, but for the most part teachers are just supposed to be energetic, engaging and willing to be involved with the students. Graduates are only required to teach 15 hours per week along with fulfilling some office responsibilities. And are compensated for their work with a monthly salary ranging from $650 to $725. The TIC participants also recieve
private, furnished housing, medical insurance, airfare reimbursement and over a month of paid vacation in between semesters. Some past TIC participants used that time to visit other countries near China. One former TIC member, Sara Schoneberg, talked about her travels around China in addition to her trips to Hong Kong, Macau, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia and Thailand. “I definitely recommend traveling in and outside of China,” Schoneberg said. “Getting to see other parts of China and how vastly different China is from one part to another is incredibly interesting and fascinating. Airfare is quite cheap. I think we only spent $700 to travel to all of those countries.” Another former TIC member, Evan Favreau, said that he loved being able to travel extensively, especially during the winter break. He mentioned that his favorite memory was celebrating the Chinese New Year and encourages anyone going to China to partake in the festivities. “I was really just looking forward to the experience of being immersed in a completely different culture,” Favreau said. “It was something I had not experienced before. Doing it through the Chinese Cultural Exchange Program offered a level of structure that I felt comfortable doing it.” Favreau said he might not have gone on the trip if it was not for Martin. “Working with Kirk Martin was definitely a highlight. If he were not in that role, I never would have been comfortable doing it,” Favreau said. “He’s not trying to sell the program to students. He’s just offering what the program is and making sure the students know what to expect. Getting that from him was important because I knew exactly what I was getting into.” Now Drake provides assistance with location placement, contract negotiation, an International Student Identification Card (ISIC), registration in the U.S. Embassy’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), as well as on and off-campus training for participants prior to the start of the school year. All in all, Drake University and its
Chinese colleagues make sure that TIC members are well taken care of. According to Martin, this year’s graduating students who are interested in taking part in the TIC program go through a thorough application process in March and April. During this time students must complete the application, pay the $1500 deposit fee and interview with the program’s staff.
The “Teach in China” program is continuing to attract graduating students’ attention. “I love giving people the opportunity to engage with China,” Martin said. “I love being on the ground when people have their first experiences in China. I think the more we can promote the interaction between young people in the U.S. and China, I think the better off the world will be.”
PICTURESQUE VIEWS in China. Chongqing (top) and Ping’an, Jilin (bottom) are two of the five Teach in China host cities. PHOTO COURTESY OF ASHLEY THOMPSON
Bringing the East and West Coast fashion to the Midwest Des Moines fashion blogger shares style tips, inspiration and advice Molly Lamoureux Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org @mollyinblack
High fashion and trendsetting are often times categorized as a “coast specialty.” The East Coast and West Coast have all the style, while the Midwest gets left out. Katelyn Herlein, avid fashion blogger and founder of Katalina Girl, is here to prove that you don’t have to be a New Yorker to have chic taste and a unique style. Molly Lamoureux: Tell me a little bit about yourself Katelyn Herlein: I’m Katelyn, a true Midwest girl living in Des Moines and doing whatever I can to stay incredibly busy. I am the founder and fashion blogger behind Katalina Girl. Founded in 2012, Katalina Girl is my personal style diary to share the things I’m truly passionate about related to fashion, beauty, personal style, entertainment and travel. My main goal is to ignite confidence within my readers not only through personal style, but
also in their career and in life. I currently work at Meredith Corporation as the E-Commerce Editor of an online fashion and beauty magazine called Divine Caroline. At Meredith, I manage and style beauty bloggers from around the world, attend seasonal New York Fashion Week and organize large editorial photo shoots, among many other things.
how to dress themselves.
ML: How would you describe your style?
ML: Did you go to college? If so, where did you go and what did you study? What was your college experience like?
KH: My style totally depends on my mood. Overall, I’d say I’m a mix of bohemian, grunge, sports luxe and downtown chic. Working 15 or more hour days means I have to keep it comfortable. ML: Where do you draw style inspiration? KH: Anywhere I can. Traveling, inspiration from other bloggers and at New York Fashion Week. There are so many beautiful and stylish women out there. The names of some of my favorite bloggers are Peace Love Shea, Gal Meets Glam, Devon Rachel, Song of Style and Sincerely Jules. Those girls know
ML: What inspired you to start a style blog? KH: Other bloggers. I loved what they were doing and I wanted to join in. I started blogging as a way to still live in the Midwest and do what I love – fashion. Plus, I wanted a job that could be “portable.”
KH: I graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science in Apparel Merchandising, Production and Design, as well as two minors in Event Management and Public Relations. College was fun, but I was definitely one of those girls who wanted to get the heck out of there and show the world what I could do. ML: What are some of your favorite brands? Where do you like to shop? KH: I’m not into certain
brands. If I like it, I like it. It doesn’t matter what the tag says. I love shopping new brands or brands most people don’t know of. It feels more unique. If I had to name some of my goto places though, they’d be Zara, Piperlime, Shopbop, Nordstrom and Forever 21. I’m into mixing high and low pieces. I tend to splurge on handbags, shoes and denim. Everything else seems to cycle through my closet. ML: What shopping advice do you have for a college student on a budget? KH: Before you can even think about shopping, go through your closet and get rid of the clothing you don’t wear anymore. That way you can see what you actually need to go shopping for. I have a rule that if I haven’t worn it in the last six months, I get rid of it. Try making a few extra bucks by selling them at a secondhand store. Next, spend money on the pieces you plan on keeping for a while and go to fast-fashion retailers (such as Forever 21 or H&M) for your trendy pieces. Before you buy anything, mentally
figure out three ways you could wear it. If you cant think of three it’s probably not a good investment. ML: What are some of your favorite/go-to pieces in your wardrobe? KH: I love my ripped jeans, my t-shirt collection, my designer handbags and my Joie Dalton booties. I also wear my converse low tops all the time. I always reach for my basics. ML: Do you have any advice for college students who are considering starting a blog? KH: Start now – right now! Now is when you have the most time. Blogs are a ton of work. My blog consumes about 40-50 hours of work every week. You need to know photography, coding, Photoshop, writing, the list goes on. But the good thing is that you don’t need to know all of that right now. I’ve taught myself all of it over the last two years. If you really want to know the nitty gritty it takes to start a blog, let’s grab coffee. There’s a lot more to talk about.
# 09 | features
March 11, 2015
FEATURES CAMPUS ACTIVITIES
Behind the scenes: The making of Free Movie Friday Ethan Fickau Staff Writer email@example.com The event takes place every Friday night at Drake University. Students fill Sussman Theater to its maximum capacity to witness it and there is never a shortage of popcorn or candy. Only Free Movie Friday can be described this way. Since its origin two years ago, the event has become a popular social outing for all students. In a private interview, Free Movie Friday co-chairs Nicole Russell and Krista Peterson talked about the history of the event, potential growth in the future and what goes on behind the scenes to make it such a success with Drake students. In regards to Free Movie Friday’s beginning, Russell said it was never intended to be a recurring event. Originally, it started out as a
one-time event, but because it was such a big hit, the people in charge of it continued to show movies during the school year until they were doing it every week. While Free Movie Friday has come a long way, Peterson expressed her desire to see it expand even more in the future. “We have also thought about moving the location for one night possibly to the football stadium. We’d have to wait for a really popular movie to come out for that and also talk to the football team too. Hopefully, that’s something we can accomplish in the future.” Russell added on to that list of possibilities with the notion of having a drive-in movie night where they would get a big projector and screen and have people come with blankets and chairs to the outdoor event, weather permitting of course. While putting together a weekly film screening along with
some snacks may seem easy to some people, Russell promises that there is a lot more to it. “Most of the work for it is done before the school year starts. After that, it’s smooth sailing and you just have to come in on Fridays to pop popcorn,” Russell said. “Before that, it’s all about trying to get in contact with everybody and Sodexo for the food. Planning is the worst part,” said Russell. One thing that has never been a problem is attendance. Russell and Petersen said that they almost always have a big crowd. Part of what helps this are the flyers they post around campus, their Facebook page called Free Movie Friday at Drake that displays the movie schedule, and simply students spreading the word about what is being shown during any given week. Showing the movies that they do is very expensive. The cochairs claim that it costs about $900 per movie, plus another
$250 for concessions every Friday. Russell said movies come from the websites of Swank Motion Pictures, Inc. and The Criterion Collection. The movies that are chosen typically cost more because they have not been released on DVD yet, but the big crowd says it is worth it said Russell. Zachary Britton, the student coordinator for finance, said that Free Movie Friday has a decent budget to work with which is convenient as their yearly budget is about $30,000, one of the biggest annual budgets given to a single Drake organization. “They get most of their money from the student activity fees that all students pay each year, so that gives them a decent amount to work with.” Some say that Free Movie Friday is a fun and easy way for students to do something together. Rachel Collins is a senior at
Drake and she says she loves going to Free Movie Friday and it is a great thing for students to do on Friday nights. “I went a good amount of times when I lived on campus. Anytime I see a poster of the movies, I take a picture.” Russell mentioned that it helps to get feedback from the students about the movies that they show. “I think it’s good to have their input. Last year, we had them take a survey but they didn’t know what movies we were going to show for that semester. It’s a good balance for us.” Russell and Petersen revealed that while it is challenging at times, keeping Free Movie Friday running is an exciting experience that they wouldn’t trade for anything. As the semester progresses, this dynamic duo is working hard to make sure that Free Movie Friday continues to keep students coming back for more.
Spring break hot spots Balancing midterms and work life Where are students headed?
Students juggle on and off-campus jobs
Annika Grassl Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Lynk Copy Editor email@example.com @jessmlynk
Spring break is often a popular time for students to escape the pressure of college in favor of some well-deserved relaxation. According to one of the leading travel sites Orbitz, the top 10 spring break destinations this year range from cities across the United States such as New York to tropical paradises in the Caribbean, such as Riviera Maya, Mexico. With average airfare costing anywhere from $299 to $616, this year students will have to budget accordingly, especially after adding in average hotel costs of $115 to $342 a night. While these costs may be steep, most students agree that it is the experiences that they come back with that make it worth it.
According to Rick South of Travel Center in Des Moines, “We are seeing lots of people going on all inclusive trips to Mexico – specifically Rivera Maya and places like that – a smaller group go on cruises, although we rarely see people traveling in Europe.” Junior psychology major Destani Welch is going to visit her boyfriend in Phoenix, Arizona. She is “excited for the hot dry weather, and (her) first trip alone.” While travel in Europe is rare at this time, junior public relations major Mary Kate Acheson is going to Barcelona Spain for spring break. She said that she is “most excited to see (her) friend who lives in Finland. We will be going with our moms, so that will be fun.” When asked about financing the trip, Acheson said that her mom is helping with the cost, while she is using some of her savings for the trip.
Top Ten Vacation Spots for this Spring: 1. Las Vegas, Nevada
6. New Orleans, Louisana
2. Cancun, Mexico
7. Chicago, Illinois
3. Orlando, Florida
8. Miami Beach, Florida
4. Puta Cana, Dominican Republic
9. Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
5. New York City, New York
10. Riviera Maya, Mexico
Midterms. The word alone is enough to make any student shutter. When adding a job into the mix, it can cause added chaos. Whether it is a job through Drake University, an internship, an off-campus job, having added responsibilities can put an added burden on an already hectic week. “Working during the week just gives me another thing to do on top of my already long to-do list,” sophomore Alyssa Wilkinson said. First-year Meghan Baltas, who works at the Knapp Center, is reminded when she is doing her scheduling that midterms
are approaching. “They do remind us (of midterms) during scheduling. Because I work for the university, it reminds me while scheduling to take into account my course load,” Baltas said. For Baltas, she finds that working actually gives her a productive study break. “I actually scheduled myself during some parts of midterms because it forces me to give myself a slight break,” Baltas said. “I tend to overwork myself sometimes so sometimes a five hour break to work and watch basketball is needed to reset myself and get ready for more studying.” First-year Jessica Cardarelle works as a hostess off campus. Working during the week can take away up to 15 hours of studying for her, but she does try
to get more time. “I think it is very difficult to try and balance that if you didn’t have coworkers who were willing to trade shifts with you,” Cardarelle said. For her, working is important, even during midterms, because she needs the money. “I would like to request off the week, but I don’t have the money. I want to do j-term next year and if I want to do that I have to save up money in order to do that,” Cardarelle said. At the end of the day, working, even if during midterms, can be beneficial to help students mentally or with their careers in general. “If I can do other things and get Bs, I’ll know I’ll be happier than not doing anything and getting As,” Cardarelle said.
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# 10 | sports
March 11, 2015
SPORTS PLAYER PROFILE
Shifting to college tennis and the U.S. Mexico trip helps prepare Ashley Beall Staff Writer email@example.com @AshleyBeall101 Freshman Calum MacGeoch stood tall on the tennis court in Minneapolis on Saturday as he, for the second time this season, won a match for the Bulldogs. After falling behind five games to one in the third set, MacGeoch battled back and sealed his team’s 4-3 victory on Friday. MacGeoch is one of the four new freshmen on the Men’s Tennis team, a team that is now ranked 25th in the nation, and has become a key player. A born Scotsman, MacGeoch is one of the seven international players on the Men’s Tennis team. MacGeoch arrived at Drake in January of 2015, as he had enough credits to leave school early at the age of seventeen. Kozlowski hadn’t planned on recruiting MacGeoch from the start, particularly because of his age, but accidentally stumbled upon him at a recruiting trip when weather delayed the matches for the 18-year-old group. After watching MacGeoch play and seeing his potential on the court, Kozlowski knew that he would be one to watch and bring
to Drake. “The idea was to have him red-shirt and have him practice for the first year and let him get a little more mature and stronger,” head coach Davidson Kozlowski said. “But he came in and was further along in his development than we anticipated and we talked to him about playing this year.” Not only was playing so early a surprise to MacGeoch, but the climate in the American tennis community has also been a significant change for MacGeoch. “I didn’t really know what to expect, coming out and playing. I think that college tennis is a lot different than just the tennis play that you play in juniors, MacGeoch said. “It’s a lot more team-based and no matter how well you’re playing, you have to always be supporting your team and be positive even if you may not feel like it. It’s all about getting together as a team and supporting each other and that’s what makes us play better.” The mentality with which his opponents take to the court is also something that MacGeoch has had to adjust to. “Back home you don’t really find as many people that are as intense as the people here,” MacGeoch said. “On the court, there’s a lot of energy and people
Softball 2-3 in Fort Collins Adam Rogan Sports Editor firstname.lastname@example.org @Adam_Rogan Drake Softball played five games in Fort Collins this past weekend, coming away with two wins. “We lost a few close ones,” senior Sarah Ryan said. “Offensively we had a good weekend, we had a lot of hits, but we didn’t get some wins.” Competition began on Friday afternoon, Drake facing off with the University of Nebraska Omaha. The Bulldogs got off to an early lead as pinch runner sophomore Maddie Hooyman scored on an error in the bottom of the second inning, her fourth run of the season. Kaitlin Finneran hit a single later on in the inning, scoring sophomore Ashlie Chambers to put Drake up 2-0. Nebraska Omaha responded in the top of the third with a tworun home run to tie the game off of senior pitcher Rebekah Schmidt. Freshman Kailee Smith came in for relief in the sixth inning with the score tied at four, her fourth appearance of the season. Smith hurled a scoreless side in the sixth, but surrendered four runs in the top of the seventh. Drake was unable to get back into the game and Nebraska Omaha snatched an 8-4 win away from the Bulldogs, Smith taking her first loss of the season. For the first matchup of Sunday’s games the Bulldogs faced Valparaiso University. The Bulldogs ended a scoreless tie in the third inning when Schmidt scored Nybo on a single. But the game would be broken wide open in a three-run, fourth inning thanks to a string of hits from Kelsey Wright, Megan Sowa and Nybo. The Bulldogs ended the game by mercy rule with four runs in the fifth inning, including a twoRBI double from Nybo. Schmidt struck out four and only gave up two hits in her fourth shutout of the season. Sowa led the way in the batter’s box, going 3-for-3 with a walk, three RBIs and one run scored. A slugfest against Colorado State took place in the afternoon. Again the Bulldogs scored first when Sowa picked up where she left off in the morning, hitting a two-run, no-out homer. Nybo would be scored soon after when
she hit her fourth double of the season and was taken home by an RBI single from Schmidt, her first of two RBIs on the day. Schmidt’s second RBI came on a solo homer in the top of the third inning. Freshman Nicole Newman threw two scoreless innings before she was rattled in the bottom of the third, giving up five runs before being replaced by Schmidt. Schmidt would give up another three runs before the day was out, the Bulldogs losing 8-4. The Bulldogs bounced back on Sunday morning when they took on Nebraska Omaha. Sowa picked up her sixth RBI of the weekend in the first inning. More Drake bats followed suit, scoring another four runs and giving the Bulldogs a 5-0 lead after one-and-a-half innings. Sowa would pick up another RBI, her 17th of the season in the afternoon as she went 9-17 on the weekend with a triple, home run and two doubles to go along with five runs scored, earning her the MVC Softball Player of the Week Award, the first time she has been given the honor in her career. Sowa’s play at the Colorado State Classic also bumped her batting average up from .216 to .313 on the season. “(Getting the award) was actually kind of surprising. I didn’t really expect it,” Sowa said. Nebraska Omaha responded in the bottom of the second, but only managed one run off of Newman. Newman went on to complete the game, giving up five hits, three walks and striking out five. Drake took on Colorado State again Sunday afternoon and the bats for each team got off to a quick start, each team scoring four runs in the first two innings. The tie would be broken in the fourth inning with two, two-out hits to earn a 6-4 lead. Drake got runners into scoring position in the fourth, sixth and seventh innings, but were unable to score the base-runners. Drake ended up with more hits than Colorado State in the game, 11-7, but that still wasn’t enough to get their 10th win of the season. “We need to string some hits together. Right now we leave a lot of people on base so if we can get some timely hitting that’d be really great,” Sarah Ryan said. The Bulldogs will play their first home games of the season in a three-game series against Evansville on March 21-22 at Ron Buel Field.
are prepared to go a lot further in terms of winning matches than they are back home. It makes you tougher as a person to compete against these guys who willing to leave anything on the court.” The guidance of his fellow teammates has helped make MacGeoch’s adjustment to living, studying and playing in America an easy one. “(Once our international teammates) get here, we introduce them to people and show them how off-the-court life is with professors and classes ... and do as much as possible to help them transition,” senior Ravi Patel said. “It’s not always easy for some (to transition), but he’s been a great guy and a great teammate.” MacGeoch has played a large role in the success of the Bulldogs this year, especially when he clinched the match in an upset, come-from-behind team victory against North Carolina State in three sets on Feb. 14. The win capped off a five-game winning streak for MacGeoch, who now has a 7-2 record on the season. “It’s going to help him along the way to have that win in his back pocket,” Patel said. “I’m happy for him and to see what his future holds at Drake.”
soccer teams for season Emily Lambie Staff Writer email@example.com @EmilyLambie The Women’s Soccer team has started strong in preparing for the upcoming spring season. Over winter break both the Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams travelled to Mexico and were given a chance to bond with their fellow teammates, while also getting the chance to practice outdoors. Junior Alex Freeman was one of the athletes who experienced the trip. “I just thought it was a great experience. I think it’s really cool that the NCAA is now looking at doing this with more teams and I think it’s really cool that we started that. How often does Drake get to say that they started something in the NCAA?” Freeman said. The trip gave the team a leg up in preparing for the season. Head coach Lindsey Horner is excited for the season ahead and what it will bring for the team. “I’m looking forward to see how our team continues to grow
in terms of pushing each other and leading from within. I think we are in a really good place right now, but were also at a critical point,” Horner said. “If we start too stagnant then it won’t go well for us in the fall, but I think we are seeing glimpses of a lot of people leading in a lot of different ways. If they push on after spring break and into the spring season then we will be in a really good place in the fall.” Along with Freeman and Horner, sophomore Kayla Armstrong has goals and expectations for the season ahead and what she hopes the team will accomplish during the spring. “A big goal for us is communication. It’s really hard to play soccer without hearing your teammates tell you if you have pressure or telling different directions on the field. Communication has been a huge struggle for us in the past, and that’s what we’re really aiming to work for,” Armstrong said. As the weather gets warmer the team will get more practice time and will begin to really hone in on what needs to be done in order to prepare for both the spring and fall seasons.
# 11 | sports
March 11, 2014
SPORTS WOMEN’S TENNIS
Winning streak now at five, Bulldogs hope for ranking 1
THREE BULLDOGS share a scream to celebrate after earning points. 2. Jordan Eggleston and 3. Tess Herder are 6-1 in doubles this season. 1. Ante’s recent struggles on the court haven’t rattled her intensity. JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR
While you’re gone on spring break March 12-14
Track and Field NCAA Indoor Championships Fayetteville, Arkansas
Rowing Jacksonville, Stetson, Alabama Jacksonville, Florida
Men’s Tennis South Florida Invitational Tampa, Florida
Softball vs. Missouri State Springfield, Missouri
Men’s Golf Jackrabbit Invitational Primm, Nevada
Women’s Golf Monterey Bay Invitational Monterey, California
Women’s Tennis vs. Columbia University Las Vegas, Nevada
Women’s Golf vs. Western Illinois Pebble Beach, California
Men’s Tennis San Diego Spring Classic San Diego, California
Softball vs. Evansville Ron Buel Field
Adam Rogan Sports Editor firstname.lastname@example.org @Adam_Rogan The Drake Women’s Tennis team improved to 11-3 on three home wins over this past weekend. These victories extended their winning streak to five. Taking on Iowa State on Friday morning, the Bulldogs got off to a quick start as they took the first point of the day in the doubles matches. “We came out focused and really mentally tough this week. That’s what we’ve been working on,” Jordan Eggleston said. “We played really well, took over the net and stayed aggressive and really juiced it as a team.” This win came as a result of the team’s work ethic when they aren’t competing. “All week we’ve been focusing on being tough,” coach
Sadhaf Pervez said. “I’ve really emphasized on accept what you have for that day. Accept that you’re going to be tired. Accept that you’re going to have an injury. Accept that they’re going to fight their butts off towards you and play with it. The best players win on their worst days.” Iowa State was able to respond in singles and tie the match 1-1 as junior Mariel Ante fell in straight sets at the number one spot. Ante’s team rebounded quickly, as Adrienne Jensen, Lea Kozulic and Maddie Johnson all picked up straight set wins to give the Bulldogs a 4-1 team victory. The University of MissouriKansas City met a similar fate that afternoon as the Bulldogs swept them, 7-0. “It came from all courts today, not just three through six and (we) won it on every court,” Eggleston said. All three doubles matches ended 6-2, Ante and Herder
falling, but their teammates picking up the slack. Even though the team score showed a wide spread, there were several close matches. Ante was slow out of the gates in the first position, falling behind three games to two, but battled back and tied the match up at five games apiece. After winning the next game, Ante was unable to put her opponent away and the match entered a tiebreaker. The junior got out to a fast start with two quick points and coasted to a 7-4 victory to seal the first set. Both Ante and her opponent, junior Dimitra Stavrianakou, became clearly frustrated with their own play as they continuously matched each other shot-for-shot. Ante would go on to seal the point with a 6-4 win in the second set in another close battle, neither side ever leading by more than two games. Not everyone had to work so hard in their own matches, as Herder wiped the floor with her opponent, winning each set 6-0. Jensen, Boyd and Johnson won in straight sets as well. “We just battled and competed in every single match,” Johnson said. Sunday morning brought a tougher matchup as Wyoming came into the Knapp Tennis Center, ready for a battle. “Wyoming is a fighting, competitive team. They’re going to have great results in their conference,” Pervez said. Yet again the Bulldogs took the doubles point, but Ante struggled in singles and lost 6-2, 6-2, allowing the match to fall into a 1-1 tie. Ante has now lost three of her last five matches, this stretch
following her longest winning streak of the season after winning four straight in mid-February. The Bulldogs responded with four straight set victories. Jensen locked away the match 6-2, 7-5 at the five spot. This was the freshman’s sixth straight victory, now 9-3 on the season. Boyd was almost able to turn the match into a 6-1 blowout, but lost 10-8 in the third set after winning a tiebreaker 9-7 in the second set. This victory gives the Bulldogs 10 straight wins at home, undefeated when playing in Des Moines. They are now 12-3 on the season, their only losses coming against ranked schools, all three of them by a score of 2-5. “(We had a) huge win today. We had everyone stepped up. Our freshmen really stepped up,” Pervez said. “We knew this was going to be a very tough weekend. I think we’ve put ourselves in a position to be ranked now.” Johnson spoke to her coach’s claim, humble about the prospects of cracking the top75 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association standings. “If we do get a ranking I think it would really validate our hard work and some of the big wins we’ve had this season,” Johnson said. The rankings were announced on Tuesday and Drake was still unranked, but will still continue to fight for that recognition. “It’s good confidence going into playing Columbia over spring break. We’ve got to get ready for the outdoor season now,” Pervez said. The Bulldogs’ next match will take place on March 17 in Las Vegas. They will face off with Columbia.
Men’s Tennis splits two matches against ranked schools Even with loss, Drake remains in top-25 in national rankings Adam Rogan Sports Editor email@example.com @Adam_Rogan The Men’s Tennis team managed to split a pair of matches in Minneapolis this past weekend. They defeated the University of Washington Huskies 4-3 on Saturday, but then fell to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Golden Gophers by the same score the next day. Drake got off to a rough start against Washington, surrendering the doubles point despite a victory from seniors Alen Salibasic and Ben Mullis. “(Washington is) a very difficult team to match up with. They’re very deep, one through four, any of those guys could play one for them and then there’s not much drop off at five or six there,” head coach Davidson Kozlowski said. Washington was ranked 54 in the nation before entering the match, but both Kozlowski and Mullis feel that they should be higher up considering how
competitive the Huskies are on the court. “Washington is kind of underranked at the moment, given how good they are as a team,” Mullis said. The Bulldogs then fell behind 2-0 when junior Ben Lott, ranked 34 in the nation, lost to the Huskies’ number one player Mitch Stewart 6-3, 6-3. Drake was still able to battle back as Salibasic, Ravi Patel and Matt Frost all won in straight sets to put their team back on top 3-2, one point away from victory. “We were prepared for a war and that’s exactly what it was. It was a war. Every court was fighting,” Patel said. The match fell into a 3-3 tie when Ben Stride couldn’t pull off a comeback in his match. He dropped the first set in a 7-3 tiebreaker and wasn’t able to recover in set two. The pressure then fell again on freshman Calum MacGeoch, who was in the same do-or-die situation on Feb. 14 against North Carolina State. After falling behind 1-5 in the third set MacGeoch battled back.
He faced match points three different times, but remained unphased as he brought the set back to a 6-6 tie. That momentum carried into the match-deciding tiebreaker, winning 7-3 and sealing the victory for the Bulldogs. “We knew that the doubles point would be crucial, but for us to be able to come back and pick that win up after picking up the doubles point again just shows the great depth of our team,” Kozlowski said. “Calum was fantastic again, playing his best tennis when the match was on the line.” Patel was ecstatic after his team’s victory and his freshman teammate’s clutch win. “That was sweet. We knew they were going to be a good team coming into that match. They’re probably more lowly ranked than they should be,” Patel said. “But we did well, especially Calum at the end. Credit to him for pulling that one after being 5-1 down.” Sunday’s match began the same way with Salibasic and Mullis winning their doubles match but Drake still giving up
the first point of the day to 34th ranked Minnesota. Stride fell 6-1, 6-2 leaving the Bulldogs behind 2-0 for the second match in a row. Salibasic bounced back from a first set 1-6 loss with 6-4, 6-2 wins in the second and third sets to put the Bulldogs back within one. Patel wasn’t able to tie the score as he lost 6-1, 6-4, his second loss in dual matches this season. Lott and MacGeoch were both able to pull off three set wins, leaving the pressure on senior Matt Frost to pull off the second comeback win of the weekend, but he was unable to pull it off. Frost had lost the first set 4-6, won the second 6-2, then lost the match in a 6-4 third set, despite being ahead early. This loss snaps a four match winning streak for the Bulldogs. Drake was ranked 24th entering the weekend, the highest ranking they have had all season. Even with the loss the Bulldogs have remained in the top-25 as they enter a slew of tough matches in Tampa and San Diego during spring break.
# 12 | sports
March 11, 2014
SPORTS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Bulldogs secure No. 2 seed for conference tournament
LIZZY WENDELL sprints down court in the last game at the Knapp Center of her sophomore season. She is currently the ninth highest scorer in the NCAA and the leading scorer in the MVC with 22.1 points per game and 641 total points on the season. She scored 20 of those points on Saturday against Loyola, shooting 6-19 from the field and 4-9 from behind the arc. JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR Michael Wendlandt Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org @shaus_6
Needing one win to secure the second seed in the Missouri Valley Tournament, the Drake women took care of business by sweeping a duo of games to finish the regular season at home. The Bulldogs finish with the best conference record since the 20012002 season at 15-3 and are now the second Missouri Valley team to reach 20 wins this season. The clinch occurred Thursday night as the Bulldogs dispatched the Bradley Braves in front of the Knapp Center faithful 86-70. Drake never trailed in the game, riding big performances from Becca Jonas and Caitlin Ingle as the team shot over 53 percent from the field. “That’s everything we want to see,” coach Jennie Baranczyk said. “There were times in the game where our offense was a clinic.” Ingle in particular was notable in the game for her all-around
contributions. The sophomore guard finished just short of her second triple-double, scoring 15 points while pulling down nine rebounds and dishing out nine assists in only 24 minutes of action. “We were all hitting our shots and Caitlin was finding everybody,” Lizzy Wendell said after the game. Jonas scored a game high 19-points, hitting on all nine of her shots taken from inside the three-point arc. “Becca decided to take charge on the block and went to work,” Baranczyk said. “When she does that, our whole offense opens up.” It took a little over a minute to get the scoring going, but Jonas got the Bulldogs started and Drake never looked back from there. They were up by double digits by the 13:13 mark and continued to control. The lead was 12 at halftime with a score of 39-27, Drake being spearheaded by Jonas’s 10 points, several points of which resulted from Ingle’s passing, as she had five assists at the halfway mark. The second half was more
of the same as Drake extended the lead to 23 with seven and a half minutes remaining before Bradley began mounting a small comeback against Drake’s bench players, reducing the lead to 13 with just under three minutes left. However, Wendell, Ingle and Jonas returned to the floor and closed out the Braves. Saturday afternoon was a different story as the Bulldogs wrapped up the regular season against Loyola on Senior Day. Uncharacteristic poor shooting almost doomed the Bulldogs to their fourth conference loss of the season, Drake only connecting on 30 percent of their shots during regulation. As the game wound down, a couple of big free throws from Loyola’s Taylor Manuel left Drake down two with just 2.8 seconds left on the clock. The Bulldogs converted. “We had this play drawn up,” Wendell said. “Becca set a good screen and both defenders came after me, and she called for it.” After a one-armed pass from Ingle to Wendell the defense converged on the Bulldogs’
star. Wendell then threaded the defense with a pass to Jonas in the paint. The freshman made the layup, tying the game at 61 and forcing overtime. Those were just two of Jonas’s 19 points on the game, but they electrified an already excited crowd and Bulldogs’ team, giving Drake the momentum entering the extra period. Two big threes from Wendell helped set the tone for overtime, the first of which resulting from a screen and an assist from Jonas. Her other three was the game winner, getting a feed from Ingle and giving Drake a two point lead with only 38 seconds left. Two free throws from Jonas and a layup from Ingle sealed the deal as Drake ended the regular season with a victory, 74-70. This win also concluded an undefeated season for the Women’s Basketball team at home against conference opponents, a perfect record of 9-0. For the game, Jonas led the way with a career-high 19 rebounds and scored 19 points. Wendell finished the game with a team high 20 points, while
Ingle scored 13 and Maddy Dean had 11 to join them in double figures. Jonas’s rebounding helped Drake hold a considerable edge on the boards over Loyola, out-rebounding them 56-41, including 21 offensive rebounds for the team. “I love our fight today. And I can’t say enough about what Becca did, especially as a freshman,” Baranczyk said. After the game, there was a tribute ceremony for the four seniors in their final home game as Bulldogs. Each one of them made a speech as their team looked on, several of them in tears. For the last time Carly Grenfell, Liza Heap, Bry Mueller and Cara Lutes left the Knapp Center as victors. “I don’t think that there’s a better group of girls to look up to as leaders on and off the court,” Jonas said after the game. The next set of games will be held in St. Charles, Missouri for the MVC Tournament. The Bulldogs first game will be played on Friday night at 6 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN3. Their opponent is yet to be determined.
Bradley ends Drake’s season in overtime Bulldogs hopeful with MVC Tournament on the horizon
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In St. Louis on Thursday night, the Drake Men’s Basketball season came to an end as they fell to Bradley in overtime, 52-50. This was the first Bulldogs loss to the Braves this season, taking them down twice in the regular season. The loss also deprives the Bulldogs of a chance to take on the Northern Iowa Panthers in the next round. Sophomore Jacob Enevold Jensen led the way with another impressive game, scoring a career high 24 points, pulling down 12 rebounds and blocking four shots. The seven-foot center also went 14-14 from the free throw line, helping the Bulldogs stay competitive in the game. “I just felt I had it today,” Jensen said after the game. “I was at ease and that’s when I’m at my best.” The game was a back and forth affair the entire night as Drake got up early on a three from senior Gary Ricks Jr. A slow first half ended with a score of only 21-17 with Bradley in front, and neither team led by more than seven at any one point as the two teams traded baskets the whole way. Drake was able to come back in the second half as senior Karl Madison dished out a total of six assists throughout the game and
Jensen continued to control the paint. The Bulldogs pulled ahead late, but a three from Bradley junior Warren Jones tied the game with 1:20 left to play. Two consecutive blocks on potential game winning shots from Jensen gave the Bulldogs a chance at victory, but they were unable to get a shot off in time. The overtime period started slowly, just as the game had, with neither team scoring for the first two minutes before a three from Auston Barnes gave Bradley the lead. “He broke our press and hit the shot,” coach Ray Giacoletti said. Drake came back and tied it behind a drive from Chris Caird and a free throw from Trevor Berkeley. A foul called on Ricks with just over two seconds left gave Bradley a chance at a lead from the free throw line. “The way I saw it, Gary was trying to jump into the passing lane,” Giacoletti said. “He somehow got his hands on Sutherland’s wrist or something. He was doing the correct thing.” Tramique Sutherland buried both free throws with 2.7 seconds remaining. Drake had one chance to win it, but their half-court shot was off and the season was over. The Bulldogs end the season with a record of 9-22, but improved dramatically during conference play, finishing seventh in the Missouri Valley Conference.
“From where we were at over Christmas, this is two different teams,” Giacoletti said. “I just feel bad for the guys in our locker room who aren’t able to play another game.” Northern Iowa defeated Illinois State in the conference championship on Sunday 6960 to earn a spot in the NCAA Championship Tournament. However, the biggest story to come out of Arch Madness was the fourth seed Illinois State upsetting first seed Wichita State in the semi-final round. Wichita State was the only MVC team to be ranked nationally this season, the 8th best college team in the country before their loss. This was also the last game for seniors Trevor Berkeley, Chris Caird, Karl Madison and Gary Ricks Jr. as Bulldogs.
The Times Delphic would like to bid farewell and say thank you to seniors Trevor Berkeley, Chris Caird, Karl Madison and Gary Ricks Jr. for their years of dedication to Drake University and to Bulldogs Athletics
Guess what? Your lady Bulldogs made it to 20 wins this weekend and ended conference play without losing at home to a conference opponent. We have officially locked in the no. 2 seed for the Missouri Valley Conference tournament and will play our first game on Friday. We have positioned ourselves perfectly to do something really special. We have talked about being number one since the beginning. It starts with a great week of practice and mentally preparing for three straight games. There is no doubt in my mind a sharp, efficient week of practice is going to carry over into game time. I absolutely love this time of the year. This will be my fifth and final conference tournament, which I can hardly believe. I have been to the title games on two separate occasions and we came up short both times. We upset higher seeds both years, but still, being that close to a conference title and losing still stings. Our entire senior class knows what it’s like to be that close to the big dance. We are thinking one thing and one thing only: third time is the charm. I could not have possibly asked or even imagined a better senior season up until this point. Senior night has already come and gone, but this journey is not
quite over. This is by far the most talented team I’ve played on. Our depth is going to be huge for this weekend. Playing three games in a row is not easy. Actually, it is never easy. The Valley is and always has been a dogfight. As our strength and conditioning coach told us the other day: The toughest, freshest and most talented teams rise to the top. We have to play with grit and need to stick to the core of who we are as a team. We have used these last few months to establish our identity. Now is the time to take what we know and run with it. When that happens, winning seems to take care of itself. Stay tuned and go Bulldogs!
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