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The Times-Delphic Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018

Volume 138, No. 1

SJMC internships impact career path of alumna journalist Tuma Haji Features Editor @tumahaji

lives and strengthen communities, which is the work we’ve been doing for 21 years [and is] in complete alignment with Drake’s inspiration statement,” Raecker said. Along with his dedication to Drake, part of Ray’s mission was to make an impact globally, which stemmed from his passion for the Tai Dam refugees. Individuals from Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam needed help being relocated so they could take on jobs and settle in. Ray extended a helping hand. Many citizens were claiming this was a poor political move. But to Ray, it was about doing what was right ethically and not politically. At the funeral service for Ray, three eulogies were given, covering the topics of leadership, humanitarianism and family. Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn spoke about Ray’s kindness toward the refugees and how he impacted the Pope when he visited.

Internships are regarded by many educators and employees as an essential part of the college experience. Drake University offers journalism opportunities through their Internship Coordinator office headed by Carlyn Crowe as well as Drake Media Gigs. Last year, 97 percent of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) seniors reported securing at least one internship/work experience while at Drake. Katherine Bauer, a Drake alumna who graduated last year, has interned at four news stations during her college career. She accepted internship positions from three Des Moines based stations: KCCI, WHO, and IPTV as well as KGAN in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Bauer credited the fliers around Crowe’s office, as well as her subscription to Drake Media Gigs. “I think from the moment that you step on campus, the J-school really pushes internships and has a lot of avenues for finding one,” Bauer said. She recalls struggling to find news-related internships among the numerous PR, magazine or advertisement internships. The Meredith Corporation, local news stations, and Drake’s Harkin Institute of Public Policy and Citizen Engagement are among the internship opportunities available. “My internships are the reasons I was able to land my dream job right after graduating,” Bauer said. “They helped me be ahead of the competition and I had a clearer vision for how I could continue improving even after I started a full-time job.”



ALUMNUS ROBERT D. RAY as governor announcing Senior Skip Day on the steps of the Platehouse. PHOTO COURTESY OF COWLES ARCHIVES

Gov. Robert Ray Dies At 89 Addi Weakley Contributing Writer @AddiWeakley

Governor Robert D. Ray, the 11th president of Drake University, passed away on July 8 at the age of 89. Both Ray and his wife Billie have been connected to Drake for many years. As a schoolboy, Ray grew up in the Drake Neighborhood, attending what is now the First Christian Church. He married Billie, his high school sweetheart, in 1951. After graduating from Roosevelt High School, both Ray and Billie attended Drake. Ray graduated from the Drake Business School and the Drake Law School, and Billie Ray graduated from the Drake School of Education. In fact, Ray is the only person to have served Drake as both a student and an adult – he was the student body president as well as the president of the university. Ray’s passion for Drake began at a young age. From the age of six to 89, he only missed five Drake


Relays. The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center perpetuate the legacy of the leadership Ray displayed throughout his life and the legacy Billie contiously displays.

The man who put the word refugees on the lips of a dying Pope and made the shape of Iowa a symbol of hope around the world was Governor Robert D. Ray. In 1997, Ray began to work on Character Counts in Iowa, a nonprofit organization attached to Drake as a grant institute. Scott Raecker, the executive director of the Ray Center, said the nonprofit

Class of 2022 most diverse class to-date Anna Jensen Contributing Writer @annaxjensen

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began to question how they could honor the Rays around 2013 to 2014. Part of that conversation included talking to Drake. “The vision was to take what was Character Counts in Iowa attached to Drake into Drake and the Robert D. and Billie Ray Center as a focal point of Collier Scripps Hall,” Raecker said. In the stairway down to the Ray Center on the lower level of Collier Scripps, the “Lasting Legacy” mural showcases important locations and symbols from the Ray’s lives. The proposal to name the center for the Rays was well received by all parties involved, which led to the creation of the center. “This should be a place that their legacy is perpetuated not just by name, but in action,” Raecker said. Ray was committed to the vision that civility could be improved if others could get character and ethical leadership right and make a difference in the lives of others. “Our work is to transform

In March 2018 Drake University celebrated having a record-high number of first-year applicants. In the article announcing the record, posted by Newsroom, Drake attributed the influx of applications to the addition of STEM buildings and the financial changes offered. The record high number was 6,930 applicants. Of those applicants, 4,675 students received acceptance letters. By decision day, nearly 770 students had publicly committed to Drake, which is similar to the numbers Drake has seen in the past few years. But, there are a few differences to be pointed out. “This is the most diverse class that we’ve enrolled in the institution’s history,” said Anne Kremer, dean of admissions. “17 percent of our incoming class is

coming from underrepresented backgrounds.” Additionally, admissions hired a regional representative in Dallas, Texas and have seen results, with the biggest pool of Texas-natives committing to Drake this year. Kremer said they hope to hire a Colorado representative in the near future, because these are places they see growth in graduation rates and interest. The first-year’s major affiliation is fairly identical to those of year’s past, said Marina Verlengia, director of new student and parent programs. Arts and Sciences has the most incoming first years, with 380 students; business has 180 students; pharmacy and health sciences has 140; journalism and mass communication has 60; school of education has 23. The rest of the students are entering their first semester with undeclared majors. Social media has increasingly

130 OUT OF 770 incoming Drake students are from diverse populations.

been an outlet used for incoming students to connect. The Drake University 2022 page has been active, with first-year’s posing questions, making Snapchat groups, and finding future friends in their majors and First-Year Seminars (FYS) almost daily throughout the summer. “As educators we need to understand that this is the way they engage now,” Verlengia said.

“It helps ease their anxiety about a huge transition.” First year retention is 10 percent higher for the first-years that attend orientation over the summer, which is 88 to 76 percent. By September, the admissions office is already knee deep into finding the class of 2023.

02 | Features

Aug. 29, 2018

Features Double-take on the dorms; or single, triple... Lorien McEnulty Editor-In-Cheif @lorienMacEnulty

It may seem luxuriously expensive to live alone at Drake; single dorm rooms cost about 1.5 times the more populous accommodations. But the space you pay for is actually cheaper and, some say, completely worth the investment. Drake offers four types of dorm room arrangements for students living on campus: a single room, double room, triple room or fourperson suite. Statistically, double rooms are the most popular form of accommodation among Drake students. Few Drake students occupy a room alone, but Josh Emalfarb, a junior studying marketing, doesn’t find the arrangement all that bad. “The slight downside to it is there’s a bit less space drawerwise…but it’s not that bad,” Emalfarb said. Space may often be called into question. Single rooms at Drake, while more expensive, tendentiously offer more individual space per person—an average 140 square feet to oneself, compared to 94 square feet with a roommate. In paying for each square foot individually, it’s actually cheaper to occupy a single dorm room than to room with others. See the above

graphics for details.

The slight downside to it is there’s a bit less space drawerwise... Although he sought a single

room because all the double rooms were gone when he signed up, Emalfarb said he has had negative experiences with his first Drake roommate. “He was in med-school, and he was on a very different schedule,” Emalfarb said. “I was studying late at night and he had to get up earlier than me for classes, and he got mad at me because I wanted to study in the room.” Living alone certainly has its merits. But sophomore Amy Flieder in PR and advertising, enjoys living with three other people in Goodwin-Kirk, the only residence hall to offer four-person suites. “I like having more people around, more people to do stuff with,” Flieder said. “I wasn’t

super good friends with my [one] roommate, whereas…I’m pretty good friends with my other roommates, so it makes things convenient when we’re doing stuff.” Quadruple rooms are by far the most expensive real estate on campus, honing in at just under $40 per square foot of space. Flieder said that one can save, however, by divvying-up the room’s embellishments; one person brings a microwave, the other dishes and so on. “When we were moving in [we had to decide] who’s getting what?” Flieder said. “Who already has what from the first year? Stuff like that.” Like Emalfarb, Flieder said that schedules conflict quite often,

Ray made Iowa a”symbol of hope” >> CONTINUE FROM PAGE 1

“The man who put the word refugees on the lips of a dying Pope and made the shape of Iowa a symbol of hope around the world was Governor Robert D. Ray,” Quinn said. During his final days, Ray addressed his life’s works and explained the way he believed

others should live their lives. “Let your light shine. Everyone can do something and make a difference in this world,” Ray said. “We might not be able to do it all but we can do something, and isn’t there great satisfaction in that? The happiest people I know are people who are doing things for other people. Do unto others as you’d have them do unto you.”

Looking forward, Ray’s legacy and passion for civility and ethical leadership will be focused on student life. “What’s on the horizon? How [can the Ray Center] maximize the opportunities we already have and look for the new opportunities to have the greatest impact on students, faculty, and staff here while we serve the rest of the

world,” Raecker said. Claudia Frazer, director of University Archives and Special Collections, said a display case will be put together this fall including memorabilia from Ray. Some new items have already been added to the display cases in Collier Scripps. For more information about Ray as well as the Ray Center, visit

THE COST OF SPACE for Drake campus dorm rooms. Information obtained through Drake University website.

especially when rooming with three other people. But some Drake athletes whose schedules coincide may find the situation quite impeccable. “[My roommate and I] both have to be at the same place at the same time,” said sophomore and football player Jared Defriend. “Once the school year starts, we’ll both have our first thing at 6:00 in the morning. We’ll both have to be up for that. We’ll both be doing the same thing.”

SJMC made ‘real-world opportunities’ available to journalism students last year >> CONTINUE FROM PAGE 1

ROBERT D. RAY, a Drake alumni and university president, was the Governor of Iowa from 1969-1983. COURTESY OF COWLES LIBRARY ARCHIVES

Bauer, who currently works as a reporter for WQAD, attributes her success to her diligence in securing internships. “You can make mistakes without worrying about getting fired. You can ask questions and make great connections.” Bauer said her biggest advice to students is to make calls to prospective internships and keep updated with the status of the application. She added that job shadowing is also a great experience to aid in interning as well as starting a professional career. “I put a face to my name so when I applied earlier this year for a full-time job, they recognized me.” Alum Ellen Converse, who interned at Newseum, AARP and the Times-Delphic, agreed with Bauer that internships offer the exposure to professional careers. “Internships are really beneficial because they give us real world opportunities to put what we’ve learned in the classroom to the test,” she said. “It has also been helpful because it made me confident in my choice of career, because I’ve loved all the work that I’ve done.” Students interested in applying for internships can use the app Handshake to post resumes and look through a list of available opportunities. Drake Media Gigs also offers career opportunities from Drake alumni. Journalism professors are also a source of information. “I think that the SJMC already does a great job encouraging students to apply for scholarships,” Converse said. She encourages students to start looking for scholarships early on in their college career and make securing an internship a priority. “Apply for whatever you’re interested in, whether you think you’re qualified or not. Just be confident and put yourself out there,” Converse said.

03 | Sports

Aug. 29, 2018

Sports Drake football to beat 7-4 record this season Steven Doran to lead talented receiving-core to a PFL conference title in 2018 JD Pelegrino Sports Editor @jddontdrop

In less than one week, on Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. the Bulldogs will kick off the regular season against the nonconference William Jewell. This will be the first of three, straight non-conference games, followed by Montana (away) and Missouri S&T (home). Head coach Rick Fox enters his fifth season with the Bulldogs in 2018. The Dogs are looking to improve from their impressive 6-2 Pioneer Football League record (7-4 overall) last season. With the outgoing NFL-bound tight-end Eric Saubert at the conclusion of the 2016 season, Fox and the Bulldogs found new weapons on offense in 2017 and used them to exploit opponents’ defenses all season long.

Being a senior, you feel like you’re a more important player on the team and I’m just excited to be a major contributor this year... Looking to the 2018 season, many of the offensive weapons are

returning bigger and stronger than ever, including fifth-year players: quarterback Grant Kraemer, wide receiver Cole Neary safety Sean Lynch, offensive lineman Jordan Lewinsky and defensive lineman Nathan Clayberg. The decision for Kraemer to stay for his fifth year will help a great deal as the Bulldogs try to chase down a PFL conference title and make a push into the playoffs. Now in his senior campaign, wide receiver Steven Doran stands tall at 6 feet 3 inches weighing in at 216 pounds. Doran led the team with 790 yards receiving with eight touchdowns and 39 receptions. For the first time in his career, he recorded three consecutive 100-plus yard receiving games against Jacksonville, Campbell, and defending PFL champion San Diego. Since the conclusion of last season, Doran has been hard at work to improve and sharpen his skills on the edge. “I’ve been trying to improve my line of scrimmage release,” Doran said. I’ve been decent at it in the past, but I’ve kind of gotten away with being longer and more physical than most corners I play.” Doran’s size, speed and physicality are only some of the attributes that awarded him AllPFL second team last season. Doran explained the many offensive weapons on this year’s team, in receivers: Cole Neary, junior Mitch McFarlane, and senior Devin Cates. He wants to be an integral part of the offense this year, continuing to be the deep threat and help maximize the team’s opportunities on offense. As far as young guys making an impact early on in the preseason, Doran cites red-shirt junior Shane Feller as an offensive talent to look

DEFENSIVE BACK Jabari Butler last season locking down one of the Valporaiso wide receivers as one of the veteran cornerbacks on the team. PHOTO BY JD PELEGRINO | SPORTS EDITOR

out for this season. “He is currently a back-up to Devin Cates, but we have a lot of offensive packages that put him in the mix. He’s another 6 foot 5, 225-pound guy that can run, and he’s been ballin’ out,” Doran said. Moving across the line of scrimmage to the defensive side of the ball, red-shirt sophomore Jeran Proctor and red-shirt junior Collin Seymour have been performing well throughout practice and the pre-season, according to Doran, but still have much to learn from veteran corners Jabari Butler and Terry Wallen. Drake will need to prepare everybody on the team from first-string players to those

coming off the bench to compete in games against the always troubling Dayton and San Diego later in the season. For Doran, this season is special, regardless of the fact that he has one more left. “Just something about your senior season,” Doran said. Being a senior, you feel like you’re a more important player on the team and I’m just excited to be a major contributor this year and make that push for conference,” Doran said. The traveling, bonding with the team, and all of the small moments are the ones that players remember, but it is the leadership and the PFL conference title that are most

important to Doran. After an impressive season in 2017, the Dogs are looking to get after it in their first regular season game against William Jewell. Drake is set to host on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. in Drake Stadium. Show up and show out for the Dogs in their season debut.

If you are interested in writing sports for the Times-Delphic, feel free to reach out to me (john. ) or Lorien MacEnulty (lorien.macenulty@

04 | Commentary

Aug. 29, 2018

Commentary The time-relevant dolphin on etymology relating to newspapers Lórien MacEnulty Editor-in-Chief @LorienMacenulty

BLACKKKLANSMEN movie poster sets the theme for the movie by giving a funny, yet very serious design to attract audiences. PHOTO RETRIEVED FROM AMAZON

BlacKkKlansmen The thought-provoking, must-watch movie of the summer (with spoilers)

Abby Wallner Contributing Writer

Released on Aug. 10, the anniversary of the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia BlackkKlansman is a masterfully woven story about politics, racism, activism and an ideology that may have evolved but has not vanished from American culture. From the production team that gave us the wildly timely movie Get Out comes another film addressing hard-hitting topics that no one wants to discuss at a time when it is necessary to discuss them. A passionate, truth-driven story, BlackkKlansman is aware of the comedic elements it presents, but also provides a massive wakeup call. As hard as this movie is to watch, it’s impossible to look away. The fervor of both the director and cast is undeniable. The movie is based on real life Colorado Springs policeman, Ron Stallworth, who really did infiltrate the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan in the late 1970’s. Ron was the first black detective on the police force in Colorado Springs. He spoke with local klansmen and Grand Wizard David Duke several times over the phone with a white officer assuming his role in person. He convinced the active members that he was a good candidate for the group and to this day still has his membership card from 1979. Due to his work, the police force

was able to stop several cross burnings and expose several active Klan members. When asked who should portray him in the film, Ron said he would like it to be Denzel Washington, however, the production team figured Denzel was a bit too old, so the role was ultimately played by John David Washington, who just happens to be Denzel’s son. Delivering an awkward, but believable performance, John David gives Ron a personality that the audience can sympathize with. He is likeable and it is relatively effortless understanding his motives. Adam Driver has moved on from his villainous role of Kylo Ren, to the complex character of Flip Zimmerman, the white officer who posed as Ron when meeting with local Klansman from the Colorado Springs chapter. Throughout the film, he struggles with his identity as a Jewish male with a magnificent subtlety. His acting is not overdone, but remarkably realistic as he tackles an inner conflict and chooses to remain in the investigation to assist the greater good rather than act out of self-interest. The acting of Topher Grace and Jasper Pääkkönen is admirable, as the two take on incredibly challenging characters. The men use their skills to portray characters filled with malice and a complete lack of tolerance. The believability of these two men is as heartbreaking as it is impressive.


The student newspaper for Drake University since 1884 LÓRIEN MACENULTY, Editor-in-Chief JILL VAN WYKE, Faculty Advisor ANNA WONDRASEK, News Editor

IVY BECKENHOLDT, Managing Editor GRACE HULIN, Photo Editor

TUMA HAJI, Features Editor

HEMA RENGASAMY, Digital Editor

JD PELEGRINO, Sports Editor


LEXI MUELLER, Opinions Editor JESSICA VINAJA, Copy Editor HALLIE O’NEILL, Copy Editor

ELLIE DETWEILER, Design Editor CARSON REICHARDT, Media Manager KATHRYN GAITO, Business Manager

JENNA CORNICK, Advertising Manager

Creating the smiling faces of racism could not have been easy, but Grace and Pääkkönen make these men come to life and bring a sinking feeling to my heart time and time again throughout the film. Acting aside, the film is brilliantly crafted. Camera angles are creative and stylized. I felt transported into another decade as the film’s scenes are consistent in speech patterns, lighting, costuming and of course, music. The music in this film is composed by Terence Hartford and gave me goosebumps more times than I could count. The film score could not have been a better fit. Each chord emphasizes the scene, and captivates the audience even further. However, the true purpose of the film was to iterate that, to this day, not much has changed in our country. White supremacists may not wear sheets covering their heads anymore, but they walk around with torches and pitchforks just the same. Our country has evolved, but racism is still alive. In forty years, not enough progress has been made. The final scene pulls videos from last year’s rally ending in the tragic death of a young woman fighting for equal rights. This movie is a reminder that our country is still plagued with division and violence. I highly encourage everyone to take a few hours to see the film that evoked both thunderous applause and plenty of tears with the rolling of the credits.

There’s a reason why the words text and textile are so similar. They both stem from sheep’s wool. Wool shows up in many places in the English language. The Latin word for tuft of wool is “burra,” which incidentally often covered desks, giving us words like bureau and bureaucracy. The first printing press in England didn’t use paper so much as stretched-(and beersoaked) sheepskin. But the one line in the English language we examine for our purposes is that of the Roman orator Quintilian. In 95 AD, he wrote that storytelling is much like making fabric in that you choose your words and weave them together “in textu iungantur.” Thenceforth, all reading material was an allusion to the English’s language’s strange infatuation with sheep. I learned this just a few weeks ago, not in a journalism class at Drake but in Etymologican, a uniquely rant-like book on etymology by British journalist Mark Forsyth. The obvious application is that we journalists embroider our words into stories, knitting tapestries to decorate the pages of our newspapers. And that’s exactly what the Times-Delphic staff intends to do for you this year. That reminds me; newspapers, themselves, have a far less invigorating etymology. They are papers. Papers that carry the news. How surprising. These papers that carried the news started in Venice around 1550, whereabouts the Venetian merchants acquired tidbits of quotidian information for a halfpenny an issue. For such cheap news they exchanged gazetas, Venetian coins of little value, aptly engraved with an etching of

a magpie (also called a gazeta). Hence why some newspapers are called Gazettes. But what of our very own newspaper, The Times-Delphic ? Of course, times is fairly selfevident as it refers to a period or an interval—interestingly enough, it has the same linguistic derivation as ‘tide.’ Not to mention, here at the TD, we want our news to be temporally relevant. But Delphic maintains a more ambiguous definition; that is, according to Merriam-Webster the word is literally synonymous with ‘ambiguous’ and ‘obscure.’ It’s an ironic connotation for a newspaper to carry—and one that, unfortunately, the TD cannot uphold in action. As journalists, we pledge a certain fidelity to transparency, to delivering you the most appropriate, accurate and reliable campus news. Our team this year is devoted to discussing the most causal issues of this university, celebrating Drake’s achievements and, when necessary, exposing its underbelly. Delphic is a word not only obscure but somewhat prophetic. Delphi was a Greek temple-of-old nestled on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. The resident oracle there allegedly proclaimed the whim and will of the sun deity Apollo. Tangentially, delphic seems distantly related to the ancient Greek word for ‘dolphin.’ So what’s my point in telling you all this? Of course, the answer is absolutely no reason at all, other than to impart some useless knowledge which you will then fruitfully douse unsolicited upon some hapless chap at your next social engagement. Also, I’m inclined to inform you, dear reader, of your circumstance. For etymologically speaking, you’re reading an opinion from a temporally-relevant dolphin who also happens to be your trusty Times-Delphic editor.

DELPHIC can be related to the greek word for “dolphin” which gives the Times Delphic the strong name of “Clock Dolphin” in translation.

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