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DES MOINES, IOWA • Monday, March 1, 2010 • VOL. 128, NO. 33 •

Exec voting starts today


EXECUTIVE ELECTIONS started this morning at midnight. Student body president, vice president of student life and vice president of student activities are all up for grabs. Students can access their ballots under the campus life tab in BlueView. Voting concludes at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday.

U.S. Census is vital, PRSSA speaker explains by NICOLE MITTELBRUN

Staff Writer

>> Feb. 25

A look into the proceedings at this week’s Student Senate meeting

The West End Lounge closed after 38-years on Drake’s east side by HOLLY WORTHY

Significant, safe and simple. “These are the three key points to remember about the census,” said Lillian Dunlap, the Public Relations Student Society of America sponsored speaker, to a crowd of about 40 people during Thursday night’s presentation on Pomerantz stage. The census comes out in mid-March every 10 years, and it’s that time again. Dunlap explained that ideally each household in America and Puerto Rico should receive a census, fill out the questions and return it by National Census Day, which is April 1. The census is significant because $400 million allocated annually by the government is based on census data. That’s $4 trillion over a 10-year span. “This year, Iowa stands to lose a seat in the House of Representatives, so every person counts,” Dunlap said. The census is safe. No information is given out to any other federal or state agency. The only thing important is a head count. In previous years, one out of every six households were given a longer questionnaire that could take up to an hour and a half to fill out. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, this year, “with only 10 questions, the 2010 Census is one of the shortest questionnaires in history and takes just 10 minutes to complete.” Sophomore Jourdan Fenster went to the speech for extra credit. “I did find the speech helpful. Now that I know that it only takes less than 10 minutes, I’ll definitely participate,” Fenster said. “Especially because now I know that the census helps distribute money to the states and representation in the government.” People are recorded according to where they eat and sleep at least 50 percent of the year. Group quarters such as residence halls are head-counted by a census taker. “I learned that parents shouldn’t account for their children that live away at school,” Fenster said. After National Census Day, numerators are sent out to residences to collect information from those who did not fill out their forms. The government, for every 1 percent of completed and returned censuses, saves 80 to 90 million dollars. Iowa has a return rate of 76 percent; the highest of any state. Students can help get response rates up by


photo by SARAH ANDREWS | Photo/Design Editor

Copy Editor

Despite loyal patronage, protesting Facebook groups and a 38-year run, one of Drake’s oldest watering holes shut its doors Saturday—but not without celebration. A Drake area bar since 1961, the establishment called West End Lounge at 2309 Forest Ave. has been a Drake favorite. The bar has changed hands several times, most recently coming under the ownership of Scott Carlson and Patrick Kelly. Carlson and Kelly, both Drake alumni, bought the business in 2005 just before Drake Relays. After the bar had been closed for a

few months, Carlson said he and Kelly saw an opportunity to bring it back to life from their college days. “I used to tend (the) bar,” Carlson said. “I met my wife there.” But the five-year lease is up, and Carlson says the six-month search for buyers has proven fruitless. So last week, a Facebook event was created to alert the masses of the bar’s closure. The “West End Finale” had 454 members planning to attend as of Saturday afternoon, the day of the event. Another Facebook group, “Save West End,” has since been created and has 724


photo by HEATHER BOONE | Staff Photographer

THE WEST END LOUNGE closed this week, bringing alumni into town to say goodbye.

ASA gives students a taste of African culture by CHELSEA TEACHOUT

Staff Writer

photo by STEPHANIE SANYOUR | Staff Photographer

AFRICAN-STYLE DANCING was among the many cultural activities available for the African Renaissance event.


Staff Writer

Before the future Student Senate starts to take shape with the upcoming elections, it’s taking on a whole new look—digitally. President Ben Olson revealed the brand new Senate Web site at the beginning of last Thursday’s meeting. Olson stated that the new site was going to change focus after acknowledging that the previous visitor numbers were very slim, with less than

half of visitors venturing beyond the home page. The new site is going to have a blogging format that will be updated daily and all of the senators will have the freedom to post updates. Opinion polls will also be available so that Senate can provide an opportunity for the student body to give their opinions. The new site, which is still, will also automatically update Facebook and Twitter feeds when anything changes, creating instant contact with over 1,000 followers between the two social net-

Last Friday night, part of Olmsted Center was transformed into an African sensory experience. Culture, food, art and fashion were represented from 53 different African countries at the African Renaissance. The air was filled with the smell of enticing cooked foods. African sculptures, jewelry and pottery were laid out. Student hosts wore brightly colored African clothing and candlelit tables were scattered throughout the audience. The sound of rhythmic music captivated the audience while dancers moved across Pomerantz Stage. Drake students, visiting family members and people from the Des Moines community attended this event sponsored by the Drake African Student Association and the Coalition for Black Students. Event planners have been preparing for the renaissance even before last semester. ASA President Maame Apenteng works. “I don’t want anyone to say that we aren’t being transparent,” Olson said. Informational interviews of Drake faculty and staff will also be provided in videos available on the site, including topics such as security and tuition increases. The other business that was brought to the table was a change in the student handbook as it applies to student organizations, fees and charity events. The proposed rule amendment

wanted people to get a grasp of what African culture is like. “People are going to understand African literature and culture,” Apenteng said. Apenteng said at least one of the music groups performing had to be booked last May. Members from ASA and CBS put in about one week’s worth of hours to make the event a success. “I just want people to experience Africa,” Apenteng said. The renaissance lasted from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and was free admission. The experience was made real with foods like fufu, a dish made by boiling and mashing potatoes—the equivalent of mashed potatoes in the United States. Apenteng wore a dress called a bubu that was handmade for her by an African seamstress. This type of dress is popular throughout western Africa. Performances included live music and dance from Hayor Bibimma, like the drum interlude “Ogbin” or

SEE AFRICA, PAGE 2 states that organizations cannot use student fees to hold an event, charge students a mandatory fee—such as entrance tickets—and then donate that revenue to charity. One clause of the proposal states that organizations should use the revenue to cover the expenses of an event and then donate the remaining proceeds to charity. “In the past, organizations have donated revenue to charity and there’s a big difference between rev-




QUOTE of the

PAGETWO DAY 101 students participate and organize health fair



Inform me if I’m completely wrong, but compared to our parents’ generation, we bring apathy to a much higher level. But if apathy is cool, will anyone be a loser? —RYAN PRICE, SEE PAGE 3

Over 400 screenings and exams administered at Southridge Mall by MARY BESS BOLLING Staff Writer

More than 100 Drake College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences students performed over 400 health screenings Saturday during a student-organized health fair at Southridge Mall. “The fair offers pharmacy students a chance to get real experience, both with patient counseling and performing tests,” said third-year pharmacy student Ben Urick. “But it’s also a great community service opportunity, and one of the largest I’ve seen in my time at Drake.” Event planning began in August, and Urick facilitated communications between Southridge Mall and participating Drake pharmacy organizations. “The reason we chose to do it here is because this is an area of need,” Urick said. “We’re helping the community out by offering both screenings and education.” Students set up screening equipment in a

vacant store in the mall. Each organization was in charge of supplying and staffing one type of testing. For instance, Lambda Kappa Sigma members performed the bone density screenings. Other screenings offered included blood pressure, blood sugar, heartburn and cholesterol. Twelve pharmacy organizations participated in the event. Among those were professional pharmacy fraternities Kappa Psi, Phi Delta Chi and Lambda Kappa Sigma and honorary pharmacy societies Rho Chi and Phi Lambda Sigma. Organizations also set up tables with free information about affordable health insurance programs such as hawk-i, a low-cost health care program for children, and $4 generic prescriptions from stores including Wal-Mart and HyVee. Educational materials about H1N1 vaccines, smoking cessation and drug abuse prevention were also among the information available at the fair. n

photos courtesy of BEN URICK

STUDENTS worked with patients during the health fair, performing exams and counseling.

Last Saturday marks final bar close for campus institution FROM WEST END, PAGE 1

photo courtesy of SARAH FRANCIS

MOCK TRIAL TEAM 1102 poses with their third place trophy at the regional competition. From left the members are: Nicholas Janning, Daniel VanSant, Chris Bartak, Sarah Francis, Greg Boal and Dakota Johansen.

Mock Trial team advances to regional championship in St. Louis by BECCA MATALONI

Staff Writer

Drake University’s Mock Trial team has built a legacy over the last nine years. They have won the regional title four times and reached the final round of nationals two times. The team this year is planning to continue that legacy March 12-14 at St. Louis University in the Opening Round Championship Series (ORCS). Sophomore Sarah Francis has been involved with Mock Trial since seventh grade and is in her second year on the Drake team. She said she enjoys being involved because it is strategically competitive. Each team must be mentally aggres-

sive or they will not succeed. When Francis made the Ateam last year as a freshman, she did not realize how big of a legacy the team had. “I was so excited to be on the best team as a freshman, but then I found out about the legacy we have to live up to,” Francis said. Although there may be a lot of pressure to succeed, it does not seem to faze Francis. The team was successful in the previous round with a record of 6-2, which helped them qualify for ORCS. The team’s two losses were only by two points, so she knows they are prepared for the next round. “We were kind of surprised when we got the two losses. We felt like we were pretty pol-

FROM CENSUS, PAGE 1 raising awareness. There are also jobs available. Anyone over the age of 18 can call 866-8612010 and apply. Jobs range from going doorto-door and collecting information, answering phone calls or providing assistance at centers where people can come and fill out their forms together.

FROM SENATE, PAGE 1 Vancura said. “Right now, the rules of the handbook are being broken, which makes the rest of the rules seem less legitimate. If this rule were enforced as written, there would be almost no money given to charities.” “We’re not trying to stifle charity events,” Treasurer Kyle Lewandowski said. “It becomes an issue when student fees come into play. We’re

ished,” Francis said. Junior Chris Bartak said he felt the same way as Francis. “We felt we were going to make a strong showing, if not definitively win,” Bartak said. The team has been preparing for these competitions all year. They practice three times a week for three hours going over the case, changing roles and critiquing each other. Their work ethic proves they are ready to advance to nationals and carry on their good name. Drake has always advanced, but has not placed in the last few years. “We have very good skills, but the level of competition is harder,” Bartak said. “We’ve gotten better, but so has everyone else.” n

members. Members, who span from students to alumni, use the group’s wall to reminisce and propose solutions to save the bar from closure. Suggestions range from bake sales to “paying full price” for drinks, jokes one student. Although the propositions are in jest, Carlson says the Facebook groups have been beneficial for the business. “We’re hoping that the activity that the students and alumni have created may find that buyer,” he said. “It was kind of an unintended consequence when we did a Facebook page; we’ve been trying to sell it for six months, and now we’ve probably had 20 interested buyers.” As of Friday, Carlson said a price for the business—including the rights to the name “West End Lounge”—had not been agreed upon should a buyer come along. The property, however, has been leased to a new renter and a liquor license has been obtained for that property. According to the Des Moines City Council minutes from last Monday, a liquor license

was approved for 2309 Forest Ave. for an establishment called Rohry’s. Carlson said Saturday, however, that he did not yet know whether the new renters would want to buy the business. Regardless of what happens in the coming days and weeks, Carlson, Kelly and the rest of the West End crew were intent on taking the campus’s east-side bar out with a bang. Even as the ball was tipped down the street for the final men’s basketball game of the season, alumni and students alike milled around the bar, taking photos and laughing with groups of friends. Carolyn Crump, a 2005 graduate, sat at a high-top table with friends on Saturday like she did during her time at Drake. She now lives in Minneapolis but came back for one last weekend at the bar. “This is the place where I met or hung out with every single one of my friends in college,” she said. “It’s my ‘Cheers’.” It’s unknown whether all 454 members attended what Bulldogs know to be the end of a West End era, but celebration—and those that loved it most—was not lacking. n

FROM AFRICA, PAGE 1 “Gele” which is a northern Togo dance. Oluwole Aluko-Olokun recited his own poem entitled “Mamma’s Boy.” Another group, Gateway Dancers, performed an African and Latino Cumbia dance. Music and dance performances were supplemented with speakers from organizations like Cornerstone of Hope Orphanage and the Africa Study Abroad Program. Fair World Gallery and Zumi Collection of Des Moines put on the art display. The end of the renaissance went out in style as Drake students modeled for the African Montage Fashion Show. Apenteng said she expected attendance to reach the full capacity of Pomerantz, which is 78 people. The area around Pomerantz stage looked like it was filled with a receptive audience. The programs and different parts of the African Renaissance came together to make a show for not just spectators, but for participants as well. “It’s nice to remind them of something they miss,” Apenteng said. n

Dunlap has worked for the U.S. Census Bureau since 2008; however, the job is only temporary. She decided to get involved with the census after she conducted similar work for a nonprofit organization. “I wanted to do that same work for the government, serving my country,” Dunlap said. To learn more, check out the census Web site: n hoping that this amendment will help organizations out.” The motion was a previous notice and will be voted on at this Thursday’s meeting. Student Senate also ratified the constitution of the Iowa Student Congress, making Drake a charter school for the student government organization that includes many colleges and universities throughout the state. n








the BUZZ


Our Two Cents

Enjoy the last 12 weeks—just don’t get too lazy


ALEX RAJEWSKI COLUMNIST My reasoning for the laziness is just as logical as the reasoning for industriousness. I learned in statistics that the more numbers you average, the harder it is to change the average by adding more numbers—I believe the term is a robust statistic. This means that my

in the sinful sense. I mean hedonism in the maximize-the-pleasure sense. I would much rather spend my last weeks at Drake thoroughly enjoying every minute of it and every person I know. In general, I live for the hereand-now, because tomorrow may never get here. In the end, I know that I have to find a balance. I really do not want to reference Immanuel Kant in an opinion column for a college newspaper, but I feel like I have to and I apologize in advance for this. But if everyone always acted with the same willful disregard for long-term responsibilities that seniors show in their last semester, society would probably collapse. Certainly no business or government would be possible. At the same time, if we all lived lives of selfdenial in pursuit of some future promised land, we could easily find ourselves dying before we get there. According to the categorical imperative, neither of these possibilities is correct because if everyone always followed them, then things would fall apart, or at the very least people would be perpetually unhappy. I think that a blend of the two is probably more appropriate. Longterm goals are laudable, but so are short-term gains. My long-term goals have decades to play out (probably), but college is over for me in 12 weeks—and I intend to enjoy the time I have left.

Maybe I am getting this feeling a little earlier than most, but back me up on this, seniors: It is getting harder to stay on task. GPA is not going to change much this semester. Good or bad, it is pretty well set in stone. There are also piteously few things that can affect my graduation. I need to pass five credits this semester to get my degree. I don’t know if there is a font or a smiley face for disinterested and superior laughter, but if there were, I would be using it right now. This is not to say that I have checked out of Drake mentally or that I am apathetic. I still care about my classes and when I am in them, I listen and participate. But like the doughnut incident, when given the option, I would rather spend time with my friends or doing things that I really enjoy. I call myself, among other things, a hedonist. I do not mean hedonism



Senioritis feel like saying someone has senioritis is like saying someone has a case of the Mondays. I think it’s basically joking negligence and a cop-out for not having the selfdiscipline to do the little that is really needed of you. The word is nonsense as well; “-itis” means something is inflamed, and we seniors are not inflamed. So all around I hate the concept of that word, but I can be harsh in my judgments. However, I am finding it harder and harder to focus myself on my school work. I don’t have senioritis; I’m just being lazy. Maybe I am getting this feeling a little earlier than most, but back me up on this, seniors: It is getting harder to stay on task. Every time I sit down to study for a test, I think to myself, “Let me just check my e-mail before I start.” E-mail leads to Facebook, which leads to blogs, which lead to Wikipedia. By the time I’ve satiated my curiosity and start to actually think about studying, one of my housemates asks me to do something. Case in point: In writing this, I stopped for an hour to go to Wal-Mart. Did I need anything from Wal-Mart? Not really. Did I go just to buy a maple doughnut? Maybe. In the end I decided that some time with my roommate, whom I may not see after we graduate, would be more entertaining and fulfilling than writing a column alone in my bedroom. Logically, the column makes more sense. I’m getting published, I was asked to do it by my editor and she’s expecting it. This may sound at first like benign procrastination, but this sort of feeling has invaded basically everything that is school-related in my life.

School days remaining before Spring Break:

Rajewski is a senior biochemistry, cell and molecular biology major and can be contacted at

What’s the TD staff complaining about this week?


ere are the opinions that are floating around our newsroom:

• The Vancouver Winter Games came to a close last night and it has left a void in our hearts. Replacing Facebook stalking as the new time-waster, these cold contests were exactly what we needed to get through two weeks of difficult exams, papers and soul-crushing temperatures. From the record-setting performances of Apolo Anton Ohno in the short track to the return of dominance of USA hockey, it has been a memorable Winter Olympics. Thanks, Canada, for an amazing event. You may now resume your role as America’s hat. • This winter has been brutal, absolutely brutal. From the heavy snowfall to the bitter cold, all we want is for this madness to stop. Luckily, we have seen glimmers of hope this weekend with some steady snowmelt. The problem, though, is that if the snow melts too fast, the “Drake River” will come back and take over the university’s walkways. If, on the other hand, the snowmelt is slow, we eliminate the possibility of flooding. The problem is that all of the water that was collected during the day freezes over at night, making the walkways dangerous once again. It doesn’t seem like there’s a way out of more pain. Only you, Iowa. Only you. • Now that people have given up on their New Year’s resolutions, the Bell Center has freed up in recent weeks. On one hand, the treadmills are abundant, but on the other hand, the lines just got longer for nachos and coffee. Hmm, what a difficult dilemma.


With each generation comes new ideals


Switching from activism against The Man to following the system

know how to solve all of the problems in the world, from world hunger to to a much higher level. childhood obesity to the devastation of war. Give the power to us, the allBut if apathy is cool, will anyone be a loser? wise college first-years. College campuses used to be hardened to address countless student riots, but If only the older students and adults would get out of the way then we now our mattresses are softened to address endless student complaints. Our parwould solve everything; just ask us. ents’ tear gas has been replaced with our air conditioning; their hippie flags with Sitting in the Olmsted coffee shop the other day provided me with this insight. our Abercrombie shirts. At the table with a close friend, we discovered how those “dumb politicians” And you don’t even have to be a hippie to be an activist. If you believe that could fix rising health care costs and prevent terrorism simultaneously. Impreshippies are ruining society, then be an activist and say it. RYAN PRICE sive, right? Bryan Hays, a buddy on my floor, was talking to me the other day about an Next to us sat two other first-year students and I overheard them figuring out editorial he read in Grinnell College’s student newspaper. It discussed how our COLUMNIST how to solve poverty in the world. Rock on first-years, rock on. generation’s activism has become more professional and “system-oriented” verI wrote a paper in class last semester about what a “good society” should have. sus preceding activism that focused on reform outside of the “system.” Without thinking I wrote about how, in a perfect soThis is probably true. Today we usually focus on prociety, people’s worth as human beings wouldn’t be tied to fessional careers in which we feel like we can make the any ascribed status. I wrote about how disputes should biggest impact, instead of moving to the woods and hopbe settled with words, not guns. I mentioned that we ing that makes an impact. should be led by leaders, not politicians. But since we know how to solve all the problems of Meanwhile the textbook was looking for answers like the world, let’s at least tell the world once in a while. “public transportation,” “economic stability” and “low And I say activism isn’t dead—I say it is cool. I don’t deviance.” know what I want to protest yet, probably the lack of When does the cynicism sneak in? When do we settle protest, but I will. for public transportation over world peace? And where And I say our tabula rasa, our blank slate, hasn’t did our parents’ activism go? disappeared yet either. Whether or not you’re conservaI often look at a poster in our room of John Lennon’s tive, liberal or you think that the government is made of “Imagine,” complete with the lyrics. It makes me seriously wonder about the cultural differences aliens who try to control our society, just say it. between our parents’ and our generations. Because in a few years we’ll realize that we don’t have all the answers; no one does. But let’s at We’re still idealistic, but we don’t let it show as much. We, generally, would like to see change, but least be the idealistic, arrogant, all-knowing first-year students we want to be and tell the rest of the we’ve accepted “reality” better than our parents. world just how it should be done. Indeed, it’s almost become uncool to want change in our society—or at least to proclaim you want change. Price is a first-year rhetoric and politics major and can be contacted at Inform me if I’m completely wrong, but compared to our parents’ generation, we bring apathy

It’s almost become uncool to want change in out society. Or at least to proclaim your want for change.


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Iowans: The few, the proud, the crazy?


MOVIE: The Crazies| VERDICT:

Chilling movie filmed, takes place in Hawkeye State by MATTHEW H. SMITH

Staff Writer

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TIMOTHY OLYPHANT plays a sheriff trying to protect his wife from the crazed inhabitants of a small Iowan town in “The Crazies.”

The people of Ogden Marsh, Iowa, are going crazy. Go figure. It’s hard not to like the movie “The Crazies,” and not just because it is set in Iowa. The film itself is pretty good, with plenty of thrills and chills to keep you on the edge of your seat— even if you’ve figured out what’s going to happen next. Sheriff David Dutton (Timothy Olyphant) and his wife Judy (Radha Mitchell) live the American dream in the idyllic Midwestern town of Ogden Marsh. They have the perfect house, they have the perfect jobs and they’re expecting a baby. But all of this is about to change. One by one, the inhabitants of Dutton’s quaint little town begin to turn against each other. They’ve all gone crazy—killing friends and family members for no apparent reason. As the military comes into the town for “quarantine,” things only get worse. The town eventually turns into an obstacle course of “crazies” who wield an assortment of weapons from shotguns to pitchforks. David, Judy and a small handful of survivors try to escape the chaos before they, too, go cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs. All of this then results in a gripping and gleeful roller coaster ride through hell. What’s so terrifying about “The Crazies” is that in a small town, there’s nowhere to hide and your neighbors suddenly become your enemies. You’re not simply running from an unidentifiable person. These are people you know—the principal, the high school star pitcher, the town drunk. This element makes the film scarier and more relatable.

It’s difficult to define exactly which subgenre of horror “The Crazies” is meant for. On one hand, it’s like a zombie movie; on the other, an outbreak movie. In short, if you took Danny Boyle’s “28 Days Later” and crossed it with George A. Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead”—both classics in their own right— you’d probably come up with “The Crazies.” This type of juxtaposition should be expected, though. After all, “The Crazies” is a remake of Romero’s 1973 film by the same name. While there’s not all too much that’s original in this new version of “The Crazies,” it’s still great fun and good for a few mindless thrills. Everything about this remake works. The pacing is flawless. The acting is good. And did I mention it takes place in Iowa? That’s right. Crazy people in Iowa. Go figure. n

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PostSecret Drake Edition by KENSIE SMITH

Features Editor

Everyone has one—that little thought that flashes through the mind, that discreet action or quirk you do when the scene is completely private. It’s the little secrets that are too taboo to tell, too painful to share or too strange to blog about to even the closest of friends. This concept of divulging otherwise undisclosed tidbits that help to define some small part of the individual is the basis for PostSecret. For the Relays edition of The Times-Delphic, there is going to be a PostSecret project similar to the community mail art project, which was started by Frank Warren in 2005. The mission is to share the unspeakable. For the ongoing, original project, people are invited to send in anonymous, crafted postcards communicating a secret. The only rule is that the secret has never been shared with anyone else. The Drake students are all invited to send in a postcard with a simple secret to the newspaper office at “Times-Delphic, Meredith Hall, 2507 University Ave. Des Moines, IA. 50311.” Or, slip it under the 124 Meredith door when no one is looking or e-mail a JPEG-formatted illustration to Make it original, make it personal and make it anonymous. Your own secret may be published in full color in the highly publicized edition that reaches out to all of campus, the community and alumni. All secrets are due by March 22. The social phenomenon has grown to include five books, a Facebook page, Twitter and a blog. Books cost about $20 and the weekly updated site is heavily trafficked. Every Sunday a fresh set of secrets are posted and the site allows for comments. The books, with the newest titled, “Confessions on Life, Death, & God,” are also used for random acts of secret-sharing. Instead of sending in their secrets, some people slip postcards in between the pages of PostSecret books lining bookstore shelves. With no limitations, content varies from depressing, suicidal, exuberant and sexual. Secrets can be silly, such as: “There is a skittle on the bathroom floor at my job. Every time I go pee, I am tempted to eat it,” or

sad: “Now that I’m married, I’m lonelier than ever.” They can be dangerous: “I already decided how I’m going to kill myself if he doesn’t come home from Iraq, and he doesn’t even go over for two more months,” or inspiring: “Tomorrow I’m spending the money I saved on drugs and buying a long board.” PostSecret readers can find others with a similar tendency. Readers have cited being saved from suicide, stopping drug addictions and avoiding dangerous acts from reading others’ secrets. PostSecret makes the expanding, globalized world seem more connected with a message of “you are not alone.” n

>>Shhh... share your secrets Rule 1. Stay anonymous Rule 2. Must be a secret you’re never told Rule 3. Mail to The Times-Delphic, Meredith Hall, 2507 University Ave. Des Moines, IA 50311 OR slip a sealed envelope under the 124 Meredith room door OR email a .jpg postcard image to

>>What’s going on?

campus calendar TODAY EXHIBITION

Professional and nonprofessional 102nd annual art showcase WHERE Hoyt Sherman Place 1501 Woodland Ave.


Features local agencies the help immigrants with housing, part of ”Where You Belong” series


Plan B Improv, Des Moines’ newest Improv troupe

WHERE Sheslow Auditorium

WHERE Des Moines Social Club, 1408 Locust St.

WHEN 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

WHEN 5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m.

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Beautiful inside and out Eating Disorder awareness week breaks the silence on issues by RYAN AUSTIN

Staff Writer

Drake University is seeing the rise of a new trend. This trend, however, is much more serious than skinny jeans and leggings. According to Dr. Kerry Anderson, a counselor at the Drake University Counseling Center, Drake has seen an increase in students suffering from eating disorders in recent years. “There is so much anxiety and fear in our culture now,” Anderson said. “I definitely have seen it increase in my private practice in the last 10 years.” To help combat this epidemic, Catherine Gillespie, a professor in the Drake School of Education, organized events for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, which started on Feb. 21 and ran until Saturday. The program had three events. On Feb. 21, a kickoff walk was organized. Unfortunately, no one showed up besides media members and the organizers themselves. On Wednesday, a body image comedian, Stacey Prussman, performed in Meredith. On Thursday, an Eating Disorder Panel was held to educate students on eating disorders and answer any questions students may have about eating disorders. The panel consisted of six members including Anderson, Drake graduate Amanda Gibbons and sophomore Erin Hogan. “People would say to just go over to Hubbell and just take as many plates of food as you can,” Hogan said. “No matter how hard I tried I just couldn’t make myself do that.” The panel focused on the causes and treatments of eating disorders. Gibbons’ eating disorder was caused by a stress-induced seizure. “I was in an emotionally abusive relationship that was ending,” Gibbons said. “It had dragged on for far too long and it brought a lot of stress into my life and I had internalized it. That’s when I had the stressed-induced seizure. I was put on multiple medications that caused stomach problems, which caused me to stop eating.” Dr. Bridget Buck, a psychiatrist in West Des Moines, explained the difficulties associated with treating patients suffering from eating disorders. “It’s as if they have a baby and you are taking it away from them,” Buck said. “I have to let them know that I’m going to try really hard to get them out of that double-bind.” Anderson described the many people involved in an eating disorder case.

“When treating an eating disorder, you have to have a team,” Anderson said. “I’m just one small sliver of pie. There’s a psychotherapist, a psychiatrist, an internal medicine doctor, a nutritionist (and) maybe even another specialist if there are more physical complications.” The panel stressed how important it is to get help for someone suffering from an eating disorder. “I think you are always recovering from it,” Hogan said. “I think it’s something that takes a long time. I’m not at risk with my weight anymore, but I wouldn’t say that I have a good relationship or healthy relationship with food by any means.” To learn more about eating disorders and their causes, visit, or call the University Counseling Center at 1-800-44-DRAKE. n

Coochi-snorchers, chocolate vaginas and moans

Vagina Monologues draws a crowd by CAITLIN BERENS

Staff Writer photo courtesy of La’Cee Groetken

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of teenage girls, and nearly a third of teenage boys use unhealthy weight control behaviors such as skipping meals, vomiting and taking laxatives


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STELLAR STATS Number of back-to-back games in which Josh Young has scored double figures.


Buzzer beater downs Drake DRAKE 53, EVANSVILLE 56

Purple Aces best Bulldogs Saturday by MATT MORAN

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SENIOR JOSH YOUNG charges past a Southern Illinois defender. Young took Saturday’s game against Evansville into his hands at the end, scoring the tying basket, but Evansville came back strong with a buzzer beater trey.




The panthers earned the top seed for the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Basketball Tournament for the second straight year, finishing at the top of the conference standings. UNI and Wichita State both finished with perfect home seasons this year, though both teams fell on the road to Evansville, the lowest-ranked team in the conference.

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If Josh Young’s career was a movie, he would want to rewrite the script of Saturday’s game for a better ending. For the second straight year, an Evansville 3-point buzzer beater was the difference against Drake at the Knapp Center. Denver Holmes hit a long shot from beyond the arc over freshman Seth VanDeest to give the Purple Aces a 56-53 victory to spoil the last home game for the four Bulldog seniors. “It’s certainly a tough loss,” Head Coach Mark Phelps said. “We played (the last play) perfectly. He had to make a tough shot over a guy that is 6-foot-10.” The game was destined for overtime when Young knocked down a runner off the glass to tie the game at 53 with 8.1 seconds left. “The coaching staff had a lot of confidence in me,” Young said. “They wanted the ball in my hands at the end of the game.” Drake was the latest victim of a pesky Evansville team that has suddenly hit its stride the past few weeks. After starting 0-14 in the Valley, the Purple Aces have reeled off wins against Wichita State and Northern Iowa, the top two teams in the conference, and now Drake. Both teams struggled to find any offense in the first half, as the Bulldogs shot only 29.2 percent from the field. Evansville led 22-19 at the break. Drake ended its shooting slump in the second half to take the lead. Young drove the lane and sent a nifty, no-look, behind-the-head pass to senior Adam Templeton who knocked down a trey from the corner to give the Bulldogs a 42-40 lead. Junior Ryan Wedel hit another 3-pointer on the next possession to give Drake some breathing room. “I thought when we went up five that we were going to close it out,” Phelps said. “They hit some

big shots.” After Evansville cut the lead to three, Templeton sent the crowd into a frenzy on a spin-move, one-handed dunk in traffic. The Purple Aces kept their composure and hit consecutive 3-point shots to take a 48-47 lead. The game was in Evansville’s hands until Young’s heroic shot tied it. “It was a big-time shot and we wanted the ball in his hands,” Phelps said. “Unfortunately, we left them eight seconds.” Last season, Evansville nailed a half-court shot at the buzzer to knock off Drake. Although it was not quite as far, Holmes’s three was a still a blow. “It seems like it happens to us every year now,” Young said, referring to those two shots and the famous Western Kentucky three that knocked the Bulldogs out of the NCAA Tournament in 2008. “Give him credit because he hit a tough shot,” he added. It was far from the finish Drake fans hoped to see end Young’s illustrious career. After the game, President David Maxwell and Athletic Director Sandy Hatfield Clubb were among speakers to commemorate Young’s career as a student and an athlete. Young’s family was also present and most of the Knapp Center crowd stayed to show their support for Drake’s all-time leading scorer. “The ceremony was nice but all I was thinking about was that shot,” an emotional Young said. Young finished with a team-high 16 points in his final Knapp Center game. Evansville’s Ned Cox led all scorers with 18. Seniors Bill Eaddy and Craig Stanley started alongside Young and Templeton in their final home games. Eaddy knocked down a three to start the game for his only field goal. Stanley had six points and three assists while Templeton added 10 rebounds. Drake sits at 13-18 and 7-11 heading into the Missouri Valley Tournament. The Bulldogs will face Southern Illinois in the first round on Thursday. n


Bears beat Bulldogs with quick offense at whistle by DOMINIC JOHNSON Staff Writer

It looks to be coming down to the final games of the regular season to sort out the Missouri Valley standings, as the whole middle of the conference is a muddled mess. With Drake’s 75-59 loss to Missouri State on Wednesday, the Bulldogs seem to have missed a chance to cement themselves in a higher seed. Quick starts to each half put the Bulldogs down early and they struggled to fight out of the hole. After making just four of their first 12 field goal attempts in the first half, the Bulldogs trailed 22-9. However, behind six points from freshman Seth VanDeest in an 18-4 run, the Bulldogs fought back to trim the margin at half, 33-29,

and at one point had the lead 27-26. Missouri State made Drake pay at the start of the second half as well. The Bears started off the first three minutes with three 3-pointers and an 11-2 run, from which Drake couldn’t recover. While both teams shot well from the field overall, the Bears shot 50 percent from downtown to the Bulldogs’ 30 percent. The 12 turnovers the Bulldogs committed didn’t help either as Missouri State turned them into 13 points of their own. Senior Josh Young led the Bulldogs with 20 points; his sixth time dropping at least 20 points in the past 11 games. VanDeest added 10 points and senior Adam Templeton led the team with 10 rebounds. “We shot the ball well, but we didn’t play well defensively and committed too many turnovers,” Head Coach Mark Phelps said. n



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SOPHOMORE JESSICA AGUILERA clinched the dual with a twoset win over UMKC’s Susan Lisenby in the No. 4 spot.


SOPHOMORE FRANK WISELER looks poised as he waits to make a play on the Knapp Center court.


Bulldogs rule Kangaroos in dual After beginning the season with a rough 0-6 stretch, the Bulldogs have bounced back as they have now reeled off three consecutive wins in a row. With losses to Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State, UIC, ranked foe Nebraska and Air Force, optimism regarding the spring season was beginning to fade. However, having finally shaken off a tough early season schedule, the women’s tennis team is now absolutely rolling. This Saturday the Bulldogs defeated Nebraska-Omaha with an imposing 7-0 sweep. This was the Bulldogs third consecutive shutout, as they had previously defeated Rockhurst and Gustavus Adolphus with the same margin. With the victory over Nebraska-Omaha the Bulldogs got off to a great start for the weekend, as they will host UMKC later on in the second match of the Saturday double-header. On Sunday, they will face Chicago State, closing out what has been a successful home stand. After Sunday, the Bulldogs will not play at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center for another month. The Bulldogs will hit the road on March 15 to face UNC Wilmington, then will battle East Carolina on March 16th, and will close out their North Carolina swing with UNC Greensboro on March 17. The next scheduled match at home will be up until March 28 when they face Northern Iowa. n

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>> TOP FINISHERS Junior Ari Curtis: Finished 2nd with 3739 points. > > > > >

Placed 3rd in 60 m hurdles with time of 9.02 seconds. Tied for 3rd in high jump with 1.61 meters Placed 8th in shot put with 9.42 meters Placed 1st in long jump with 5.67 meters Placed 1st in 800 with 2 minutes, 18.48 seconds

Senior Josh Bangert: Placed 2nd in long jump with 23 feet and 10 inches (7.26 meters)

OTHER NOTABLE FINISHES: Freshman Marissa Smith finished 7th in 60 meter hurdles Sophomore Jon DeGrave finished 2nd in men’s 400 m. dash Junior Kara McCartney finished 5th in women’s 800 m. run Sophomore Shaun James finished 2nd in 200 m. dash Junior Casey McDermott, senior Nicole Braunsdorf finished 5th and 6th respectively in the 3000 meter run Senior Jeff Grassmeyer finished 6th in 3000 meter run








Bulldogs take 25th in S.C., Vukmir leads by EDUARDO TAMEZ

Staff Writer

The women’s golf squad came back from South Carolina with a 25th place team finish in the Bulldogs’ first match of the spring season. The Kiawah Island Resort Invitational hosted 33 teams in a 54hole tournament that lasted for three days, starting on Feb. 21.Still rusty from months of inactivity, the Bulldogs finished with a team score of 958. Miami won the team championship with a total score of 892. Drake’s best individual performance was provided by senior Elena Vukmir, who tied 47th overall with a score of 230. Vukmir also accredited herself the best round of any Bulldog, with a final round of 74. Having not participated in a competition since October, the invitational could not have come at a better time because the Bulldogs will seek to improve in a busy March schedule. The squad will participate in the Jackrabbit Classic in Primm, Nev., March 15 to 16 and then will travel to Monterey, Calif., for the Monterey Invitational, March 18 to 20. They will close out the month back in the Midwest at the Southern Illinois University Invitational in Carbondale, Ill., March 28 to 29 hoping to come back to Drake with favorable results. n

>>KIAWAH ISLAND INVITE photo by HEATHER BOONE| Staff Photographer

SOPHOMORE CESAR BRACHO focuses intently on the ball, returning a serve from DePaul’s Mathias Hambach. Bracho defeated Hambach in the No. 4 spot in a two-set decision.

Iowa edges victory over Drake by DOMINIC JOHNSON Staff Writer

Last Wednesday the Bulldogs took the court against the Iowa Hawkeyes, with the largest crowd the Roger Knapp Tennis Center had seen in years. But the No. 55 team in the nation proved to be too much for Drake, as they lost a close match 4-3. “We were right there with one of the top teams in the country,” Head Coach Jimmy Borendame said. “So we have to look at that as a positive.” The Bulldogs certainly started off strong by nearly winning the doubles point, with freshman James McKie and junior Mauricio Ballivian winning at the No. 1 doubles slot. The second and third doubles teams were leading Iowa at different points in the set, yet the Hawkeyes showed their experience as they fought back to take the doubles point. “Looking back on the match, the doubles point was the deciding point,” sophomore Jonathan Hadash said. Although Hadash lost in the No. 3 doubles spot with sophomore Cesar Bracho, Hadash would notch his first home victory in the match. Hadash, a transfer student from the University of Minnesota, took his first singles victory a week earlier against the Gophers on their home court. “I think the win at Minnesota gave me a confidence boost,” Hadash said. “I was coming off an injury at the beginning of the season as I hurt myself at the MVC Individuals and it sort of carried over, but now I can play to my level.” Hadash beat his opponent in straight sets, while McKie also finished off his opponent handily at the No. 2 singles slot. Despite playing in his first season of college tennis, McKie has posted some of the team’s best scores. Borendame not only finds that beneficial now, but in the future. “Our team is still real young and every match is a learning experience for the guys,” he said. With only two days of practice between last Wednesday’s Iowa

match and a Saturday matchup with DePaul, Borendame put an extra emphasis on doubles. “Iowa really hit their returns well in doubles with short, compact swings,” he said. “So we worked on that in practice.” The Bulldogs came out Saturday with a revamped doubles lineup. McKie and Ballivian once again teamed up at the No. 1 slot, where they demolished their opponents with an 8-2 victory. The pairing of Hadash and senior Gui Marsiglia proved to be almost as potent, with the two Bulldogs taking the pro-set by a score of 8-4. First time doubles team of freshman Jean Erasmus and Bracho also took the set by a score of 8-4. “DePaul’s doubles were quite good,” said Hadash. “But in singles I think we were just better players than they were.” The Bulldogs would take five of the six singles matches, with three of the matches won in two sets. Hadash said that the team’s dominant performance against DePaul would help the team believe in its ability. “It’s not that our confidence ever went away, but we just need to believe more now when we go into ranked matches because we are good enough to play and beat these teams,” Hadash said. Borendame said he believed DePaul was a crucial match for his young squad to win, but is now looking forward to the rest of the season against other top-ranked teams. “UNC-Wilmington is ranked, New Orleans was ranked earlier in the year but fell off a bit and Wichita State has been flirting with a ranking much like we were,” he said. “Also, Illinois State just beat Purdue, so they are looking to be a great team.” Borendame thinks that his team’s experience gained from playing four nationally ranked opponents in a row will benefit them later on in the season, especially in the Missouri Valley Conference. “That experience will definitely be crucial later on going into the Valley, especially the championships,” he said. The Bulldogs’ first conference game is April 1 against Creighton, but their next home match is less than a week away as they take on Gustavus Adolphus College on March 7. n

Top scorer: 47th Elena Vukmir, 230

Upcoming competitions: Jackrabbit Classic — Primm, Nev. Monterey Invite — Monterey, Calif.


Drake 2nd in Carlton Invite by EDUARDO TAMEZ

Staff Writer

The Bulldogs continued a solid start to the spring campaign, as they were able to take second in the Carlton Oaks Invitational this past Tuesday. The team finished with a 54-hole score of 928, four strokes behind winner Point Loma Nazarene. Senior Luke Joy earned a tie for second place individual honors with a total score of 229. Drake hosted the six-team invitational in Santee, Calif. Last year, the Bulldogs finished in second place out of 12. This was the team’s second match of the season, as they had recently finished third in the Big Four Invitational in Arizona. After a 0-6 loss to Iowa, the Bulldogs then defeated Northern Iowa 4-3 to claim third in 18-hole match play. Senior Nick Shimon led the Bulldogs with a 147 score. Drake’s next competition will be the Jackrabbit Classic in Primm, Nev., on March 15 to 16 and will then travel to Monterey, Calif., for the North Dakota State Dual on March 19. The matches will surely help the men’s golf squad get in rhythm as the weather gets warmer. n


Bluejays soar past Bulldogs with big home-turf victory by TIM WEIDEMAN

Staff Writer

Not even the Drake pep band’s usual good cheer could silence the rowdy Creighton fans, as the Bluejays came into the Knapp Center Friday night and trumped the Bulldogs 77-57 in front of a Fox Sports Midwest TV audience. Had it not been for the Bulldogs’ logo at center court, the casual television observer might have been confused as to whether the game was in Des Moines or Omaha. Creighton fans dominated the student sections with catchy chants of, “Let’s go Jays!” and signs such as the FSN acronym “Flan’s fantaStic faNs,” for Creighton Head Coach Jim Flanery. They even finished the evening with the chant, “Na, na, na, na…na, na, na, na…hey, hey, hey… goodbye”—the final cheer usually reserved for the victorious home team’s students. Creighton freshman Ally Jensen was especially comfortable in Des Moines Friday night. She wasn’t far from her original home of Ames, Iowa. Jensen said the proximity to home added a little extra motivation. “I just wanted to have a lot of fun with my family and friends here,” Jensen said. Jensen finished the night with career-highs of 13 points and five field goals made. She tied her career high of 3-point shots, going 3-for-5 from behind the arc. Jensen repeatedly got Creighton fans off their feet with her deep treys. Their cheers echoed through the Knapp Center, making sure to remind Drake fans that “she’s (only) a freshman.” Also recording a career-high in points scored was Drake freshman Kayla Person with 13. Person shot 60 percent from the field and nailed her only 3-point attempt. Drake senior Monique’ Jones and junior Kristin Turk reached double-figures as well with 13 and 10 points, respectively. Jones recorded a game-

high seven rebounds and Turk reached double figures for the sixth consecutive game. Individual statistics were Drake’s bright spots. As a team, the Bulldogs shot 35.2 percent from the floor and were only 1-for-8 from 3-point range. Drake Head Coach Amy Stephens was not pleased with the team’s performance. “We refuse to think they’re 20 points better than us,” Stephens said. “So, until we learn the responsibility, the effort that it takes and the competitive spirit it takes, our hole just gets deeper and deeper.” The Bulldogs dropped to 13-13 overall. More importantly, Drake fell to eighth in the Missouri Valley Conference standings at 6-10 in conference play. “I’m really disappointed in our effort,” Stephens said. “Obviously, we have to take responsibility for that. Offensively, we didn’t shoot the ball well and missed some (cheap shots).” Stephens said Creighton played a “really physical” game and that the Bulldogs continually struggle against physical teams. “Their rebounding killed us because they got points off the second shot,” Stephens said. “Things were just way too comfortable for them.” Creighton finished the night with 23 secondchance points. Flanery and senior Kelsey Crites, like Jensen, are also from Iowa, but Jensen and her family helped the rest of the team feel more at home before Friday’s game. “Last night we actually went to my house with the team and had a team dinner,” Jensen said. “We just had lots of family and friends here so it was a big homecoming for me and just a big win for us.” The home comforts helped. Creighton senior Megan Neuvirth led all players with 19 points. Senior Chevelle Herring and junior Sam Schuett also reached double-figures with outputs of 11 and 16 points, respectively. The Bulldogs return to action on Thursday against Indiana State at the Knapp Center. n

photo by CONNER MCCOURTNEY | Staff Photographer

SENIOR FORWARD MONIQUE’ JONES leans in to the dribble against a Creighton defender Friday night at the Knapp Center.







Sleepy Hollow: making winter fun by SARAH ANDREWS Photo/Design Editor

Although the snow is finally melting, take one last winter adventure at Sleepy Hollow Sports park before it closes (weather permitting). Activites at Sleepy Hollow range from advanced ski and snowboard runs to snow tubing or the new Zipfy sled. For those that want to try something new, free ski and

board lessons are always available from one of the trained instructors. If you’re on a budget, go on a Wednesday or Thursday night when rental and lift ticket packages are only $20. And don’t worry too much about the melting snow— Sleepy Hollow makes its own when Mother Nature slacks off. Sleepy Hollow Sports Park is located at 4051 Dean Ave. Des Moines, IA 50317. For information on hours and more, visit n

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