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UNDEFEATED The Drake women’s volleyball team maintains its winning streak after defeating its in-state rival Iowa Hawkeyes Tuesday night. PAGE 8 SPORTS


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Radio news makes a comeback

Bertolone pleads not guilty to sexual abuse charges by Lizzie Pine


Anthony Bertolone pleaded not guilty to third-degree sexual abuse at his arraignment at the Polk County Courthouse Monday. Bertolone, a senior Drake University student, allegedly assaulted a fellow fraternity brother at the Sigma Chi house various times throughout the past year, according to police reports. The victim had no recollection of the incidents and learned of it through pictures and videos found on Bertolone’s computer. The victim said they were friends and had never been in a sexual relationship. Bertolone’s membership in the fraternity, and lease in the house have been revoked, but he is still attending classes at Drake. His pretrial is set for Oct. 14, and his trial is scheduled on Nov. 15.

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JOURNALISM STUDENTS volunteer their afternoons in the basement of Meredith Hall, recording the news from Council Bluffs Nonpareil.

Students lend their voice to bring news to the visually impaired by Erika Sevigny

Staff Writer

The ability to pick up a newspaper and gather all the important events of the day for any given area is one that many individuals take for granted. This semester marks the beginning of an on going service project at Drake University that will bring the power of local news to a number of sight- and reading-impaired individuals throughout western Iowa. Iowa Radio Reading Information Service (IRIS) is a statewide program that brings local news to blind and print-handicapped individuals each day. The program is funded through private donations, foundation grants and minimal government funding, relying heavily on volunteer hubs across the state. Drake students had the opportunity to become involved with this service organization when the group that was doing the readings for

western Iowa from AIB realized they would no longer be able to honor their commitment. At this time, Associate Professor Lori Blachford, Peggy Fisher and Larry Stelter, chair of magazine journalism, were contacted by the director of the program. This semester, students in Blachford’s “Media Responsibility Over Time” class, will provide the daily readings from the Council Bluffs Nonpareil, which services listeners in western Iowa. “The class is a perfect fit for this project because students are learning about the responsibility of the media to ensure that everyone is informed and that groups are not left out or excluded from the news,” Blachford said. “The project also gets students to be more interactive with the news, which is important for any journalist’s career.” Each broadcast, which features news, opinions, obituaries, sports and entertainment in a pre-set order, transmits to special radio boxes

that have been sent to the homes of sight-andprint handicapped individuals. The broadcasts are at 5 and 11 p.m. and are also available for streaming online. Blachford’s students have been given the task of selecting articles, reading them and submitting their broadcasts as a part of their semester grade. However, the service itself goes far beyond the concept of classroom credit and applied coursework, to make a meaningful impact in the lives of less fortunate Iowans, and pay tribute to an important element of our society: the local news. “Local news is at a great risk today. It is important for members of a community to be aware of the opinions of their neighbors and the events taking place locally in order for them to be active citizens,” Blachford said. “But the challenge is that local news is not as readily available as national or world news, es-


What a rush: Greek Recruitment Week by Jeff Nelson

Staff Writer

This past week was one of the biggest weeks for the Drake University Greek community. The 16 chapters on Drake’s campus devoted their week to recruiting first-years and other interested students. Scholarship, leadership, service and friendship, the pillars of fraternity and sorority life, were shown as the chapters worked to appeal to students. This year, 200 young women and 160 men went through recruitment, as opposed to a much smaller number four years ago, according to . Because of the growing interest and increasing number of first-year students enrolling at Drake, a new sorority was added last year. For the Alpha Delta Pis, recruitment was important to establish a presence on campus and jump-start their

residence on Greek Street. Last year, the sorority held recruitment in lower Olmstead; having a house on Greek Street had a positive impact on their recruitment this year. For other houses, recruitment was a routine. The Alpha Phi chapter has been at Drake since 1958. “Alpha Phi has been such an important part of my college experience and through recruitment we are able to find incredible young women to carry on a legacy that I hold so dear to my heart,” senior Sarah Vanlandegen. On the fraternity side of things, recruitment is more informal. “My favorite part of rush is Friday and Saturday. Those are the days where you can just hang out with the potential new members and get to know them,” said junior and Sigma


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ALPHA DELTA PI poses in front of its new residence, formerly occupied by the Drake chapter of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

>>MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR CLIFFTON MUROVE Students in Free Enterprise will be hosting a memorial service for Cliffton Murove, a 2009 Drake graduate who passed away last weekend, tonight at 7 p.m. in the Morehouse Ballroom. SIFE will collect donations to fund funeral expenses and the cost of sending Murove home to his family in Zimbabwe.

National Resident Hall Honory to host lock-in by Ashton Weis

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and editing, photography, art and graphics, layout and design, leadership on opinion pages and overall theme and concept. Individual awards for reporting, photography and design are also given. Think, 515 and Drake Magazine are all finalists in the Feature Magazine category, Periphery is up for Literary Magazine, and The Times-Delphic for Non-Daily Newspaper. “Being recognized for having five of the best college publications in the U.S. is off the charts!” Assistant Professor Lori Blachford said. She is right. This year, the most Pacemaker finalists any other college or university has are two. “There are some big and recognizable schools on the list,” Blachford said. “[For a small campus], we’re holding our own.” So what is it that makes Drake’s

The RHA is hosting a lock-in for all the newly elected Executive Council (EC) members. The National Resident Hall Honorary (NRHH) will sponsor this event. This is a special retreat hosted solely for those elected members and members of RHA. The election was held on Sept. 8 and 9. The NRHH is a collaboration of the top 1 percent of student leaders living on campuses around the world, according to its website. Rachel Kauffold is one of the representatives on Drake University’s campus. This is a chance for the NRHH to get together with the RHA and the EC to share information about hall governments and resident hall community life. It is really a chance for the EC members and the RHA members to collaborate and be able to get to know the program and one another. The event is said to have several activities that will allow all of the EC members to become more comfortable with their fellow members. The goal of this retreat is to build a community before they start planning programs. The event will start at 7 p.m. Friday night and end at 2 a.m. Saturday morning. The RHA and NRHH have rented out St. Catherine Catholic Student Center (St. Kate’s) on University Avenue for this event. They are also being allowed to use the BCC (Black Cultural Center) and La Casa Cultural. They are expecting about 100 participants. “I am really excited about using these facilities, they are free for all students to use and it is cool that we get to show them that by using it now,” said Kauffold. This is the first time for an event like this is to be initiated. Rachel Kauffold, a member of NRHH, organized this event along with RHA. Kauffold, a senior broadcast and marketing major, thought of this idea her sophomore year when she noticed what she calls: “obstacles of ignorance”. She realized that the EC members had a big communication problem with RHA members. Kauffold has been the sophomore president of RHA, president of Morehouse, finance chair



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Five student publications named Pacemaker Award finalists this year by Jeff Nelson

Staff Writer

When five of Drake’s student publications submitted work to the Associated College Press (ACP) last June, few expected the recent announcement that all five are finalists for the Pacemaker Award, or what Assistant Professor Jill VanWyke calls “the top college media award.” The ACP is an offshoot of the National Scholastic Press Association, the leading student media organization in the U.S., and membership is open to newspaper, yearbook and magazine publications, broadcast stations and online media. The Pacemaker is awarded to only the most worthy of collegiate media, which are judged by professional journalists. Criteria on which print publications are assessed include: content, quality of reporting, writing



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THURSDAY, SEPT. 16, 2010

Defense is something we talk about. To step up and get digs and blocks and working hard to keep ball off the floor is what is expected now; we did a great job of that tonight.


SECURITY REPORTS URINATING IN PUBLIC 11:02 p.m. Sept. 9 Security responded to Ross Residence Hall based on report from a resident assistant regarding males urinating off a balcony. Three underage-for-drinking males were located in a room. Fireworks, alcohol and other unauthorized items were confiscated.

4:40 p.m. Aug. 31 Security and police responded to a three-vehicle accident in the 2600 block of University Avenue. There were no injuries and there were no persons affiliated with the university involved. 5:02 p.m. Aug. 31 A male staff member reported four computers were removed from room 335 in the Harmon Fine Arts Center within the past three weeks. The matter has been coordinated with police and is being investigated. 2:21 a.m. Sept. 1 Security and police responded to 1444 29th St. as well as Goodwin-Kirk Residence Hall based on report a female student being disorderly. The underage-for-drinking

FROM RHA, PAGE 1 for the RHA and is now the RA in Carpenter. She is also the National Communication Coordinator (NCC). She coordinates with resident halls in the area and helps set up the conferences they are involved in.

female had been drinking at a bar located in the 3000 block of Forest Avenue, according to friends, and went to the 29th Street address. She was screaming and being obnoxious. She then went to Goodwin-Kirk Residence Hall where she told different students that she was going to commit suicide. The matter has been coordinated with the dean of students. 9:20 a.m. Sept. 1 Three female students entered the security office and reported the vehicle they were in (driver and two passengers) were hit by a vehicle driven by a male and he fled. There were no injuries and there was minor damage to the student’s vehicle. Police were called and a report filed. The students did

Sean Walsh, president of RHA, said that they are really excited about the possibilities of this event. “This event is not required, but we are strongly recommending it,” said Walsh. This a chance for all the executives of a distinct categories to get together, for

FROM AWARD, PAGE 1 publications stand out? David Wright, Associate Dean of Drake’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications, attributes the success to three things: “First, we do so well because we start students working in journalism from day one, whereas most universities wait until junior year. Second, our students expect to put out good work and expect to have the best publications in the country. And third, most advisors have worked in the industry and have a professional mindset…which helps because [the publications] are being judged by industry insiders.” Blachford, VanWyke and Wright all note that Drake does best — both this year and in years past — in overall publications as opposed to individual awards when it comes to the Pacemaker. “Our students can see the big picture,” said VanWyke, advisor of Think and The TimesDelphic. “They show a broad understanding of a publication’s mission and audience.” This is the first time Periphery has submitted work for consideration, so Periphery should

get a license number of the vehicle that fled. 12:31 p.m. Sept. 3 Security and police responded to a two-vehicle accident at 31st Street and Forest Avenue. A male staff member and a female not associated with the university were involved and there were no injuries. 12:20 p.m. Sept. 5 A male student reported his male student roommate had threatened him at his residence located at 1315 31st St. The matter has been coordinated with the dean of students. 5:35 p.m. Sept. 5 A male student reported his computer was stolen from his unlocked 3rd floor room in Crawford Residence Hall between 7 p.m. on Sept. 4 and 9 a.m. on Sept. 5. He declined to file a police report. 7:05 p.m. Sept. 6 Security and the fire department responded to Olin Hall based on a fire alarm. There was no fire or smoke and it appeared to be a dirty smoke head that caused the alarm to activate. 7:29 p.m. Sept. 7 Security responded to the Bell Center based on report of an injured person. It was determined a male student was struck in the face by a racket

ball. He called his mother to see if he needed to go to a hospital. 12:14 a.m. Sept. 8 Security and fire/rescue responded to Morehouse Residence Hall based on report of a nonresponsive female. The female student had become dizzy and passed out. She came to, but was still taken to a local hospital to be checked. 10:37 a.m. Sept. 8 A male student reported his bicycle was stolen from the Goodwin-Kirk Residence Hall Courtyard between 5 p.m. on Sept. 2 and 10 a.m. on Sept. 8. 11:49 a.m. Sept. 8 A male student reported someone struck his vehicle while it was parked in a Drake parking lot located in the 2600 block of Clark Street between 5 and 7:15 p.m. on Sept. 7. There was damage to the hood and passenger head light. He declined a police report at the time. 8:30 a.m. Sept. 9 A security officer found screws tampered with on a door in the Fine Arts Center. It is the same room where several computers had been stolen over the summer months. The Fine Arts facility manager was advised. 3:05 a.m. Sept. 10 It has been determined that

11:38 a.m. Sept. 11 Security and the fire department responded to Stalnaker Residence Hall based on a fire alarm. There was no smoke or fire and it was determined

2:02 a.m. Sept. 12 A male called from the 32nd Street and Carpenter Avenue emergency phone and stated he was being raped. CCTV showed three males leaving the area. One of the males was stopped near 33rd Street and Carpenter Avenue. He denied knowing anything. The underage-for-drinking male student stated he was of age (he was not) and he had been drinking at a bar located in the 2300 block of University Avenue. A member of a fraternity house arrived and stated he knew the subject and took him to the fraternity house. The dean of students was advised. 12:32 p.m. Sept. 12 A male student reported his red specialized rock hopper bicycle was stolen between 7 and 9 p.m. on Sept. 12 at his residence which is located in the 1100 block of 31st Street.



# of Pacemaker nominations for Periphery. # of Pacemakers THINK magazine has won. (Kathy Huting, ACP Contest and Critique Coordinator)

within the 16 houses. She believes being Greek has improved her time at Drake. “Alpha Phi has definitely given me a way to define myself on campus,” Vanlandegen said. “At a moderately small school, having an identity is important and being a Phi has been a huge factor for me these last four years.” Davis also commented on the impact that Greek life has had on his college experience. “With a fraternity or sorority you have a group of individuals who are your best friends, those who will help you through the tough times and celebrate with you in the great times,” Davis said.



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# of Pacemakers 515 has won since 2000.

Chi President Jim Davis said. Davis also talked about the challenges and goals of recruitment. “With so many quality individuals going through recruitment, our goals for rush this year were to get young men who are outstanding,” he said. “Our new member’s academics, community involvement and ambitious goals are a true reflection of our chapter.” Vanlandegen says recruitment this year was another success, with many new members signing bids and becoming brothers and sisters

2:58 a.m. Sept. 11 Security responded to Goodwin-Kirk Residence Hall based on report of a female having stomach pains and being lightheaded. She had forgotten to take her morning medicine and took both her morning and evening medicine at the same time. A pharmacist was called and stated taking both medications would in fact make her lightheaded and have stomach pains. The pharmacist suggested she eat and wait 30 minutes and if she didn’t feel better she should go to the emergency room.

2:30 p.m. Sept. 11 A male student reported his vehicle was struck while he was parked in a Drake parking lot located in the 1400 block of 27th Street between 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. on Sept. 11.

be particularly excitedto be a Pacemaker finalist. To be named a finalist the first year a publication enters work is, according to Wright, “outstanding.” Matt Vasilogambros, former editor-in-chief of The Times-Delphic, credits the paper’s recognition to a diligent staff and quality work. “I’m truly honored,” Vasilogambros said. “It wouldn’t have been possible without our stellar staff last year, who worked so hard to revamp the quality of writing and design of the TD. They are a skilled and dedicated group, and I will always appreciate the time I spent with them in the newsroom.” It should also be noted that Meredith Gallivan is up for an individual award in Design for Yearbook/Magazine Page/Spread for her work on Drake Magazine. Pacemaker Awards will be handed out Oct. 30 at the Annual ACP/CMA National College Media Convention in Louisville, Ky. Whether or not Drake brings home the big awards, its publications have established that the university and its students are a force in national media, which is a prize in itself.

# of Pacemakers Drake Magazine has won since 1993 (Drake Magazine is a finalist for this year).


7:06 p.m. Sept. 10 Security and the fire department responded to Olin Hall based on a fire alarm. It was determined a faulty smoke head was the reason for the alarms and repairs are being made.

the alarm was set off by overcooked bacon.

example all the environmental executives will be able to talk about what they would like to do across the resident halls. At the retreat, the EC members will begin brainstorming ideas for the rest of the year. Their next biggest event will be Parent’s Weekend.

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males vandalized property at the sorority house located at 1245 34th St. Witnesses observed the suspects run to a vehicle in the 1300 block of 33rd Street and leave the area. The matter is being investigated by security, police and the dean of students.

pecially for the people that this service is intended to reach.” The personal connection the IRIS program provides for its listeners is a key element to the success of the program and its impact on Iowans. “Anyone can purchase an electronic reader, and many sight-impaired individuals have done so, but the mechanical voice can’t compare to a real voice,” Blachford said. “It’s almost like having a visitor in their homes for some of these people, and that can’t be duplicated by technology.” This personal touch is precisely why several of the students in “Media Responsibility” have taken a special interest in the project and have settled into active leadership roles. “Helping someone I do not know be active in their community and aware of their world through my service is extremely rewarding,” said sophomore broadcast news major Katherine Fritcke. The greatest challenge that IRIS will face on Drake’s campus will come at the end of this semester, when the students are no longer required to partake in the readings. At this time, the project will be actively seeking individuals that are willing to commit an hour of their time once a week or month. “Right now it’s great because we have

It’s almost like having a visitor in their homes for some of these people, and that can’t be duplicated by technology.

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Professor Blachford’s class taking care of each day’s news. The real challenge will be next semester when that class may or may not be including IRIS in the curriculum,” said Tawyna Bissel, a senior Enligsh, writing and sociology major who has been serving as project leader. “We will need students on campus to participate in the program. We want the project to be able to continue well beyond the class.” For more information about becoming involved with IRIS on Drake’s campus, contact project leader Tawnya Bissell (tawnya.




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Cliffton Murove’s memorial service is being held in Moorehouse Ballroom tonight at 7 p.m.


Campus struggles against segregation Students must band together to achieve unity Please forgive me today for writing on the thoroughly overdone, terribly cliché, unfortunately divisive topic of Greek Life here at Drake University. I say “unfortunately divisive” because as most of us read a headline about Greek Life, we immediately grab our pitchforks, machetes and assault weapons to defend it, or we salivate at the prospect of some columnist ushering in its grandiose downfall. What if, instead of murdering or drooling, we acknowledged that 30 percent of our peers aren’t dumb frat jocks and narcissistic sorority divas; and we also acknowledged that 70 percent of our campus isn’t socially inept nonexistent students? That would be a start. With that, I beg your permission for me to share my take on our Greek system. It isn’t meant to promote nor attack it. It isn’t meant to ostracize those who live outside the Greek Life, nor inside it. Instead, this is meant to say that these four (or six) years of our life in college are some of the greatest we will spend above the ground of this earth. We are young, vivacious go-getters

surrounded by multitudes of the same. It is a travesty of a blessing to attend college when we do some of the silly things that we are well known for in the Greek Life. I’m not talking about drinking, weight lifting or jamming out to “Sweet Caroline” on maximum volume — I’m talking about stereotyping other fraternities, sororities and independents. I’m talking about how some of us refuse to get to know the friendly human beings in class with us because of the letters they choose to wear on their shirt or the letters they choose not to wear on their shirt. After all, most everyone chose to wear or strip those letters in a mere five days during their first semester of their first-year. What if — and this might sting a little — what if we started pursuing social excellence instead of the next best party or the next leadership position? That would be quite a start. After all, if I can’t even change my ignorant preconception of a Fiji, or a Kappa woman can’t change her impression of a “GDI,” how the hell do we expect others to accomplish the

real, monumental tasks of our time? How do we expect our fellow citizens to change their impressions of Islam and stop burning Qurans? How do we expect radicals to stop using terror on the west? If I can’t even bring myself to start a conversation with a non-affiliated classmate, how do I expect other animals made up of the human genome to end poverty on our streets? Not all of us on this campus are petty juveniles leaping to preconceived notions of others, but enough of us are to merit this column. And there is no time like now, right after rush, to change our habits for the better. When I think of us Greeks, I think social excellence. I see us doing more than swapping money with each other for fun T-shirts throughout the year. I see us raising food to combat hunger and shoveling snow off of every elderly couple’s driveway in the tri-state area. I see us taking road trips to communities affected by natural disaster, not Cancun. In short, I see social excellence. The median global income is approximately $1,000 a year. We pay more to belong to a social

circle of similarly privileged friends than half of the world earns to feed their family. That is truly perverse and sadly “natural.” And that is why we need social excellence– now. Let’s start being a real asset to our campus, our community and our world. Let’s start by talking to others in class no matter what they’re wearing. Let’s then consider inviting others, in and out of Greek life, to our social functions. Let’s then work on service projects together. Let’s spend our weekends packaging “Meals from the Heartland” and supporting Drake Athletics. We can even still rock out to “Sweet Caroline.” Then, maybe, we can start actualizing our potential. And then, hopefully, we will stop grabbing our machetes or salivating; and actually learn from one another.

RYAN PRICE COLUMNIST Price is a sophomore sociology and rhetoric major. Price can be contacted at


Students pass judgment One student’s opinion on campus dynamics Judgment is something that every person uses daily. It is done based on the way a person looks, acts or just is. Sometimes it’s based on something that people can’t help, such as their sexuality or an illness they may have. So then, why is it such a popular thing to do? I believe it’s because we are just prone to judging a book by its cover. Yes, the popular saying that always tells us what not to do, we do. Walking through campus it’s obvious how much we judge one another. We give looks to those that are obviously freshmen, those that clearly try to stand-out in some way and, of course, those that are involved in Greek life and those that aren’t. I’m not saying anything is wrong with any of these situations. I am just saying that these are the most widely divided views many students have on this campus, and all are good and bad in their own ways. Personally, I’ve had mononucleosis for the past two weeks and have been wearing only sweatpants and no makeup; this is not something I typically do because I believe in dressing how you want to be seen. However, no one on campus knows this. I have been given some of the most judgmental looks any one person is capable of receiving and I am actually shocked by it. I know that judging someone based on how they’re dressed is a reoccurring act, but I have never really noticed it until now. I’ll be honest, I give looks and I judge. But as these looks have been given to me these past few weeks, I have begun to really wonder why

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it is that judging someone is such a part of our way of life. It doesn’t help us become a better student, friend or person, for that matter, and yet we continue to do it like it is such a natural part of life. Along with walking through campus, there is judgment in the classroom. Sitting there in my sweatpants I’ve noticed certain professors or classmates who give me looks of, “Sweatpants, again? This girl clearly doesn’t care about much.” Sure, this may not be exactly what any of them are thinking, but it sure is the look they’re giving. (For the record, it is also very untrue. I love school and hope to do well, I’m just too tired to get dressed-up for a class just to be going back to bed right afterward.) And so I’ve decided that after weeks of wearing sweatpants and being judged for it, I’ll stop the nonsense and start dressing more appropriately for class, even though I am still suffering from this horrible virus known as mono. If I am still given looks and judged, then so be it. However, if I am not, then I will stand by my conclusion that everyone, yes everyone, judges a book by its cover, and that’s just how it is.

BRYN GOLDBERG COLUMIST Goldberg is a sophomore public relations major and can be contacted at bryn.

The ever-changing self River streams student’s philosophical ideas Are you the same person you were yesterday? In some sense you are. I am still Aaron Ruggles; yesterday does not really have an impact on that. I am Aaron Ruggles and have been since birth. However, I had different experiences yesterday than I have today. Do day-to-day changes in experiences necessarily facilitate over-arching changes to you as a person? What the ancient philosopher Heraclitus had to say about the changing person, even from way back when, is probably the most vivid and insightful way of looking at being a changing person: “It is not possible to step twice into the same river… It scatters and again comes together, and approaches and recedes. We step into and we do not step into the same rivers. We are and are not.” The river is ever changing, flowing, hitting rocks, constatly moving. Even by stepping into it, it causes some kind of change. The water continues to flow, never to return to what it was at that particular moment. The same is true for people; what if I stepped into that river a year ago? Am I the same person now that I was a year ago? At a deep introspective level, I am probably not the same person I was yesterday. Just like the river changes from second to second, so do I.

It is not possible to step twice into the same river… It scatters and again comes together, and approaches and recedes. We step into and we do not step into the same rivers. We are and are not.

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However at the basic level, like the river, I am the same, and I did not switch bodies. I am doing very similar things as I was yesterday, last month, last year, just going with the flow of being an average college student. Ever since I learned the river to the changing-self metaphor, I found it to be relevant to college life and all of my experiences here. I think everyone here at Drake should be made aware of this point. Being this average college student. I am still an ever-changing self. I do not think this point should be taken lightly. As college students who become aware that we are ever-changing as individuals, we can have an impact on how we choose to change by realizing that the things we experience today are going to change us from the person we were yesterday. We should be better prepared to choose which experiences we want, that will change us in ways we find to be beneficial and not continue with the things that do not. Overall, have an active role in your own changing self instead of sitting back and letting the changes just happen. College is a time to learn and grow. I think that we, as college students, should understand that we are going to change during the time that we are here. We are all changing every day. Understanding this point, we should all have a more active role in what we want to change, instead of letting the changes just happen.

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Tonight at 5 p.m. in Parents Hall SAB is hosting a Latin-themed cooking show.

Mammen paints a “City of Women” Des Moines Art Center opens new exhibit photo by CONNOR MCCOURTNEY | Photo Editor

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icasso. Van Gough. Da Vinci. Whether you’re an art history major or not, chances are you’ve heard these artists’ names at some point or another. One that you may not have heard of, though, is German artist Jeanne Mammen. Starting Sept. 10, 13 of Mammen’s original pieces will be on display at the Des Moines Art Center in a free exhibit titled, “City of Women.” Working as a magazine illustrator in the years just before World War II, Mammen wielded her pencil and paintbrush to capture urban women in their natural setting, whether it was a party, lunching at a café or walking the streets of Berlin. Associate curator Laura Burkhalter said, “She’s not a hugely known artist, but her works are very sought after because she had this really interesting style, and captured intriguing scenes.” One painting shows three elegant young women sitting at a round coffee table, donning luxurious furs and smoking cigarettes. Another exquisite painting illustrates a bourgeois couple. A third depicts several young people partying. “You get a sense that she really watched these people, and tried to capture not only their outfits, but also their mannerisms,” Burkhalter said. “You don’t think, ‘oh, she imagined this.’ You think she was sitting and watching these women for a while. They were really great, real life scenes.” Most of the pieces are scenes of women, hence the show title “City of Women.” “While there are some men in the paintings, women are the main characters in her work, which makes her work interesting,” said Burkhalter, who picked the title for the exhibit. “She was kind of the first generation of women artists who really captured women living in the city, of their own volition, without husbands, or parents or chaperones. Even 10 or 15 years before this, young women couldn’t do this without a chaperone. The women in these paintings are very strong, independent women.” In 1974, Mammen’s pencil and watercolor paintings were donated to the Des Moines Art

Center. This exhibit marks the first time all 13 pieces are up together since 1994. “They’ve been up in the intervening years, but because they’re watercolor, meaning that they’re more fragile, they can’t be out all the time,” Burkhalter said. “In a few months they’ll go about to the vault and rest.” Burkhalter explained why she picked these pieces for the exhibit. “I love these works! I’ve loved them since I started working here,” she said. “I think they’re accessible, and even though they’re 80 to 90 years old, you can look at these pictures and relate to them. I think you get an idea of what it was like to live then, but you get this great image of people you want to learn more about. It just captures your imagination.” Drake University Freshman art history and history double major Melissa Waudby, who is new to the Des Moines area, has heard of the Art Center, but has yet to actually go there. “I’d love to go and check out some of the works at the Art Center,” Waudby said. “I’ve heard a lot of good things about it.” The Art Center has amassed a large permanent collection, with a major emphasis on contemporary art. Its impressive collection boasts a myriad of well-known artists, including Georgia O’Keeffe, Jasper John, Edward Hopper, Francis Bacon and Henri Matisse. This month there are a handful of new exhibits on display and corresponding gallery talks. A “City of Women” talk will be held on Sep. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Next month, the Art Center will host two chamber orchestra concerts, several film festivals, including documentaries and Manhattan Short films, and even a ball. One of the things Drake encourages students to do is to get out and try new things. The Art Center offers an abundance of interesting opportunities for students with varying tastes in art. While Mammen’s pieces may not pique your interest, chances are something else will.

Imagine leaving your home country and traveling nearly 10,000 miles away from family and friends, knowing it might be nearly a year before you can see them again, to a place you’ve never even seen in person. It sounds difficult, yet many students at Drake University have this very story. Many Drake students are from out of state or even out of the country. Malaysia is a southeastern Asian country with a population of over 28 million. It has a tropical climate, and is considered one of the most diverse countries. The trip from Malaysia to Iowa is very long. It took Chloe Hung, a sophomore actuarial science major, two days to get to Drake. The flight is generally around 22 hours long, and is extremely expensive. Because of the price, Hung and two other Malaysian students are most likely staying in Iowa until this May. Jillian Yong is a transfer freshman from Malaysia. Her first three weeks at Drake were her first time ever coming to the United States. She had never even visited the campus before the term started. “I’d seen it online before I came here, but I was pretty nervous,” Yong said. In fact, neither Yong nor Hung had been able to visit Drake’s campus before arriving for the school year. Because of the expensive plane tickets and 22 hour-long flight, it is virtually impossible for any Malaysian student to experience a college visit overseas. Becoming a Drake student is more of a leap of faith for them. The only view Justin Chow had seen of Drake was on Google Maps and the campus website. Chow is one of many Malaysians at Drake who are in the actuarial science program. Yong, on the other hand, is not an actuarial science major. Yong is the only journalism major in the Malaysian Student Organization here.

“ ” I heard the people here were friendly. So far that’s proven true. — Chloe Hung

“I stuck out like a sore thumb,” she said. Why would anyone come to a school so far away from home? Yong’s mom’s boss recommended she go to Drake for the outstanding journalism program. Both Chow and Hung had heard about Drake’s great actuarial science program and received scholarships to come to Drake. Chow also said

he wanted a change of scenery. For being so far from home, all three are adjusting well to Drake and none of them feels homesick anymore. At first this wasn’t the case. “It’s so far away from home,” Hung said. “It’s bigger than I expected.” The first time out of the country was not the easiest experience for Yong either. “The first week was pretty hard because I was insecure without my parents and stuff,” Yong said. Luckily, Skype on weekends keeps all three in touch with their families and friends back home in Malaysia. Now that the initial homesickness is over, Hung is excited to be far from home, especially being out of the house for the first time. Although the community college she attended back home had dorms, she still saw her family at least every weekend. She enjoys being truly on her own. “You don’t have anyone to control you,” Hung said. There are things about Iowa they aren’t used to, however. The food, for one thing, is an adjustment. According to Chow, the food here isn’t as interesting as the food in Malaysia. “It might be something to do with Sodexo,” Chow said. Another big change from Malaysia to Iowa is the attitude of people, especially strangers. “I heard the people here were friendly. So far that’s proven true,” Hung said. Many Malaysians agree that Americans are friendlier not only on campus, but all around. “People are so much friendlier here,” Yong said. “In Malaysia, usually, we don’t really say ‘Hi’ or even if we don’t know the person we don’t say hi or anything. Here, even if you don’t know the person you’ll say hi anyways.” Chow felt similarly. “The way you guys greet each other on the street, that doesn’t really happen at home. It’s considered weird. I’m still getting used to it,” Chow said. Winter will be a totally new experience for all three of the students. Hung and Chow are both really excited to experience snow for the first time. Yong is a little more apprehensive about the winter months. “It’s pretty hot and humid there,” Yong said. “Here like the total opposite. It’s cold!” Chow on the other hand can’t wait for winter. “I want to see and feel what snow’s like,” Chow said. Despite the difficulties of distance, all three are adjusting well to Iowa and Drake life--maybe even as well (or better) than some who are much closer to home. All three are very involved in Drake organizations like the Malaysian Student Association (MASA) and have made many new friends. Being far from home has been a great experience for them.

More than 300 international students from over 50 countries study at Drake University.

Free yoga sessions held at Gray’s Lake by Lillie Schrock

Staff Writer

photo by LILLIE SCHROCK | Staff Writer

Put your hands in front of your chest in a praying position. Then bow your head and say “Namaste.” You are now ready to begin your yoga session. Yoga has existed for over 5,000 years, when civilizations carved yoga poses into stone seals. According to Yoga Journal, approximately 15.8 million Americans practice yoga today. Some of these people are fellow Des Moines residents who attend yoga at Gray’s Lake Park every Saturday morning during the summer and fall. These sessions, arranged by Des Moines Parks and Recreation, begin at 9 a.m. and last about an hour. Every Saturday features a different instructor, exposing the yoga goers to new methods. This way, if an attendee likes a specific instructor, they can attend classes at that

person’s studio. Yoga instructor Shery Chase, who was teaching her first Gray’s Lake session last weekend, has been practicing yoga for 20 years and teaching the art for seven. “This is a great opportunity for people to be able to experience yoga for free in a beautiful setting,” Chase said. There are eight limbs of yoga, which encompass the emotional, mental and physical characteristics of being human. The “asana” limb includes the yoga postures and is what the majority of yoga doers concentrate on. “Asana involves maintaining the health of your spine,” Chase said. “Your whole body will be healthier if you practice the poses.” Chase became a yoga instructor after taking yoga classes for 11 years. “I thought there was something more to it than what I had been doing,” she said. “I knew there was a deeper meaning to find and I found that through teaching.”

Chase took her teacher training course at Kriya Temple in Chicago. Today, she runs a private yoga business where she goes to clients’ houses for lessons. One of Chase’s clients is a regular at Yoga in the Park. “I was afraid to try yoga because I thought people would be judgmental that I didn’t know what I was doing,” said Chase’s client, Maureen Cutler. “But you just have to go for it!” Chase agreed, saying that yoga has always been passed down from teacher to student through hands-on lessons. “Talk to your instructor and they will do everything to make you comfortable,” she said. When asked what her favorite pose was, Chase said she likes trikonasana, or the triangle pose, the best. These sessions do not last forever though, so make your way over to Gray’s Lake this Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Yoga in the Park ends on Sept. 25 this fall, and will begin again next summer.


THURSDAY, SEPT. 16, 2010


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Staff Writer

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JUNIOR TYLER MOORHEAD studies in Hubble North in just one of the many study spots on campus.

Zanzibar’s provides new atmosphere by Kensie Smith

Staff Writer

To ensure a quality cup at Zanzibar’s Coffee Adventure, they recommend the following steps: •Store at room temperature in an airtight canister out of direct sunlight. • For optimum freshness and flavor, use coffee within two weeks of roast date. • Use filtered water. • For each 6 ounces of water, use two full scoops of ground coffee--about .25 ounces. • Heat water adequately. • Always serve immediately.

Whether you are an underclassman still adjusting to the rigors of college life or an upperclassman trying to turn over a new leaf, one thing is certain: We all need to study. Two key things to keep in mind when trying to get the most out of your study sessions are the location and the actual time you spend studying. Drake University psychology associate professor Stephen Faux said that when it comes to studying, environments matter. He suggested that if you can “find a particular place that has minimal distraction and interruptions.” Chrystal Stanley, Drake University Academic Achievement Coordinator, said that the best place for a student to study varies from individual to individual. “Some individuals need background noise to concentrate and others need complete silence. Some students are distracted by visual stimuli and others don’t notice it,” Stanley said. Jayesh Nenon, a senior actuarial science and finance double major, is one of those students who prefers some type of activity surrounding him. When he lived on campus, Jewett lobby was a favorite study spot for him. Now that he lives off campus, he likes the newly renovated

Walk down Ingersoll Ave. and the open door will be too inviting to pass by. A soft, yet distinct smell of coffee beans drifts out to the sidewalk and the sweet jazz only becomes a bit louder past the doorway. Take a few more steps in, and Zanzibar’s Coffee Adventure shop has captured you. Contrary to the name, it’s a small, cozy, quaint place with an ambiance of hipster escape from the “big city.” By the posters advertising local upcoming events, the 17-year-old shop is a longstanding Des Moines establishment. This mutual support keeps Zanzibar’s a favorite with the regulars. It is that sort of place where customers can sit at the long bar, read the newspapers scattered about and have a personal conversation with the baristas. With witty banter and comforting smiles, Avalon Wilson and Jason Simpson are the epitome of the small staff that helps make a shop run smoothly. “Interesting employees and customers help to create a special kind of ambiance that you can’t quite find anywhere else,” Wilson

Hubble North. “You can have nice entertainment, but still study in peace,” Nenon said. Although Nenon prefers to study in residential lobbies and other campus locations, he believes that the library is the most common place for Drake students to study, especially during finals week. If you’re one of those people who has an established study spot, now it’s time to ask yourself, how much time should I really spend studying? Faux and Stanley both agree that students need to spend two hours studying for every one hour spent in class. Faux also said that you should divide your study time into chunks, and study for your courses a little bit everyday because “sleeping is a very important process for the brain to build memories.” In order to combat procrastination, Faux urges students to get organized. He recommends that you use some type of organizational aid, like a planner or calendar, set a realistic schedule for yourself and stick to it. To learn more about studying strategies and overall methods to cope with college academics, contact Chrystal Stanley at chrystal. regarding the fall 2010 lineup of Academic Success Seminars.

said while pulling a shot of the on-site roasted espresso. Something unique to Zanzibar’s is that the shop roasts its own coffee beans, which come from all around the world. Beans, such as the Peru dark roast from South America and Ethiopian Harrar from Africa, join the flavored selections with dessertlike names of Snickerdoodle and Rainforest Caramel Crunch. All the beans are available for purchase in fourth, half and full bag sizes, perfect for at-home brewing. The focus is on the drinks, but Zanzibar’s also offers an enticing selection of cookies, muffins, Danishes, brownies and treats. Breakfast is served all day, perfect for vegetarians and locavores, with fresh eggs and milk from local farmers. Fresh bread comes straight from the neighboring Great Harvest Bread Co. One woman eating at the bar raved about the “Linda Special,” a simple, yet interesting blend of toast topped with cream cheese, onions and melted cheese. Customers can tell there’s a certain labor of love and care that goes into all the offerings

SOPHOMORE LEAH CARR spent all night in Jewett lobby studying for an exam.

when the owner, Julie McGuire, comes out and demands that you “eat your breakfast while it’s still hot.” “We definitely have a better quality product and, as an added bonus, we specialize in verbal abuse,” Simpson said with an all too-serious face. If you’re not a caffeinedrinker, Zanzibar’s offers a wide menu of herbal teas that come hot and iced. Simpson whipped up a red espresso, a shop specialty of rooibos tea prepared on an espresso machine, and served in one of the cutesy, perfect-sized espresso teacups. Zanzibar’s, while still within walking distance of campus, doesn’t see as many Drake students as other local businesses. This means it can be the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of friends for some focused reading and writing time. Martha Pierce, a junior, likes how the sunshine streams through the corner windows as she spreads her homework out. “This cozy coffee shop has a charming atmosphere, perfect for a lazy Sunday spent hitting the books,” Pierce said.

She recommends the spiced iced chai tea for a refreshing drink on warm afternoons. Zanzibar’s doesn’t have Wi-Fi, so it’s the perfect locale for actually reading a print newspaper rather than quickly skimming the newsfeeds. Take a break, relax at the wooden tables (with real raw sugar cubes) and feel a part of Des Moines as a Zanzibar’s regular—after one visit, a conversation and a specialty Mocha Blanc, you will be.

ZANZIBAR’S HOURS: Monday -Thursday
6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday - Saturday
6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Café Di Scala hosts fifth Beatles brunch In an old victorian mansion, John, Paul, George and Ringo live not only in our hearts, but in our food photo by CONNOR MCCOURTNEY | Photo Editor

by Bailey Berg

Staff Writer

Often referred to as the greatest rock and roll band of all time, The Beatles’ influence on popular music and contemporary culture is unquestionable. Their music has been used in movies such as “Across the Universe,” has been referenced in TV shows like “The Simpsons,” has been made into video games and is often referenced in everyday conversation, so it seems only fitting that it should integrate into our meals. This past Sunday marked Café Di Scala’s fifth Beatles themed brunch, and despite only having hosted the event a few times, business is booming. “Our first one was in May,” owner Tony Lemmo explained. “We’d been talking about it for a couple years now, my executive chef, Phil and I, and we finally decided to make the

commitment, just to have some fun. We wanted a place to get some good grub in your belly, and to chill out with John, Paul, George and Ringo.” With that, a menu was created, a date was set—the first Sunday of every month—and the ball started rolling. Café Di Scala’s Sunday menu consists of Lemmo’s favorite brunch food, albeit with a “Beatles Twist.” Guests pick their first act, opposed to entrée, second act instead of dessert and encore in lieu of their beverage choice. “Our steak sandwich is certainly popular, we had a five-year-old kid order it today, and she loved it,” Lemmo said. And who wouldn’t? Officially called “Let it be,” the New York strip steak comes with fried egg, arugla and red onion over toasted ciabatta with garlic aioli, and served with twice baked potatoes. Other tasty options include “Srgt. Peppers,” a crepe, with crimini mushrooms, chevre, roasted peppers and spinach, and “Rubber Soul,” a grand marnier french toast, mandarin oranges, mascarpone and maple

syrup. For something more sinful, try the “Hey Jude,” a chocolate gelato with pizzelle, or “Strawberry Fields,” a tempting vanilla panna cotta with balsamic strawberriesh—real treat. Café Di Scala touts having “fresh” and “local” food, two buzz words usually synonymous with expensive, but the prices at this café are surprisingly reasonable, with many of the menu items being under $10. If the food isn’t enough to keep you coming back, perhaps the ambience will be. Café Di Scala resides in a century-old Victorian mansion a few blocks west of Downtown in the Sherman Hill neighborhood. The cozy restaurant has soft candelabras behind the bar, authentic Italian décor and plenty of little nooks to seclude oneself in; it positively exudes intimacy. The restaurant is named after Scala Coeli in Southern Calabria, the tiny mountain village in Italy where Lemmo’s family is from. “I went there in 2000, met my relatives for the first time, and just fell in love with it,” Lemmo said. “Long story short, I wanted to be

self-employed, wanted to own a restaurant, and so I decided it was a fitting name because that’s kind of where my culinary pedigree came from. All the recipes came from there, and made their way over here when my family emigrated here. [I am] just trying to link it all back to where it originated from.” Professor of Journalism Todd Evans says he appreciates the effort the cafe is making, but wishes it would go deeper into the theme. “I’ve not yet had the opportunity to give it a try,” said Evans. “It’s not a totally original concept to use the ‘comfort’ of the Beatles music to create a certain ambiance, however. Beatles fans appreciate creative and new ways to appreciate the music, and share their experiences, so this initiative should be a hit. I’m disappointed that Café Di Scala didn’t take the Beatles Brunch theme and go deeper with it. I applaud their effort, but would rather listen to the informative and entertaining Beatle Brunch radio program at home, eating my own ‘Sgt. Peppers(s) Steak’ omelet.”



Thursday, SEPT. 16, 2010




“We’ve spent a long time on the road and are excited and pumped to play in front of our home crowd,” said Drake junior Melanie Fielder of the women’s soccer team’s home opener on Friday.


Northern Iowa steals singles’ titles at Drake Sophomore Krizman reaches finals, falls in straight sets by Dominic Johnson

Staff Writer

On Sunday morning, the Drake women’s tennis team was in contention for three titles in the Drake Fall Invitational tournament, with at least one Bulldog in each flight of play. By the time the sun went down on the courts of the Roger Knapp Tennis Center, the Bulldogs had fought fiercely, but the Panthers of Northern Iowa proved to be the strongest team of the tournament, sweeping the entire field. The Bulldogs came closest to a title in the “A” bracket, as sophomore Manca Krizman was able to dispatch North Dakota’s Erin Kappers in the semifinals. Krizman broke Kappers’ serve numerous times to post a 6-3, 6-2 straight set win over the Fighting Sioux’s top player. Feeding off the momentum obtained from her morning match, Krizman went toe-to-toe with UNI’s Phoebe Walker in the first set. Walker would take the first set 7-5 and overpower the Drake sophomore for the rest of the match. Walker took the second set, and the match, 6-1. Head Coach Paul Thomson found Krizman’s run in the tournament to be a good starting point, but expects more from her as the season progresses. “Making and winning the finals should be our goal every time out,” he said. Juniors Amanda Aragon, Jessica Aguilera and Earlynn Lauer lost to UNI opponents in their semifinal matches. Aragon and Aguilera both lost in straight sets, while Lauer dominate the first set 6-1 before UNI’s Katy Delagardelle battled back to take the

next two sets, 6-4, 6-4. Overall, Thomson believed there were some tremendous efforts throughout the weekend as well as some letdowns. Not being one to dwell on the past, Thomson is using this weekend’s matches as a stepping stone to improve throughout the year. “We have to get fit and be more confident in our abilities and what we are capable of as well as be more focused against any and all opponents in the spring if we are going to be successful,” said Thomson. These were the first matches of the year at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center not only for the team, but for Thomson. Thomson, who has experience head coaching at the NAIA and Division II levels, is hoping to take his success at the Division II level to the Missouri Valley Conference. “In this short time he has been here, he has helped us a lot,” said Aguilera. “I feel he’ll be a good coach for the team because he’s experienced and knows how to motivate us.” Thomson and his players believe that the spring season will be the true test of the new face of the Bulldogs women’s squad, not just the first fall tournament. “We are still in a transition process and getting used to one another and to new expectations,” Thomson said. “I think it is way too early to make any true evaluations of individual performances.” The Bulldogs travel to Waterloo, Iowa, next weekend for the UNI Invitational, looking to improve and take the titles on the Panthers’ home court. “In tennis there is always space to improve everything,” said Krizman.

photo by DOMINIC JOHNSON | Staff Writer

JUNIOR JESSICA AGUILERA returns a shot at the Drake Fall Invitational. Aguilera reached the semifinals in Flight B.


Drake ousted by national powerhouse Indiana by Skylar Bergl

Staff Writer

Over the weekend, the Bulldog men’s soccer team participated in the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament, which pitted them against two of the better soccer programs in the na-

tion: Notre Dame and Indiana. Friday night the Bulldogs fell to the Fighting Irish, 2-0, and their game Sunday against the Hoosiers came out with the same result. The 2-0 loss dropped Drake to 1-3 on the season, while Indiana improved to 2-2 in its campaign. Indiana opened up the scoring as Andy Ad-


lard took advantage of a penalty kick in the 34th minute. Nikita Kotlov added another goal for the Hoosiers in the 70th minute to add extra insurance. “Today was another step in our evolution as a team this year,” Drake Head Coach Sean Holmes said. “We knew this weekend would be extremely difficult, but these are the games we want to play. Just like on Friday, we had moments of real quality, but as of yet we aren’t able to sustain long periods of excellence.” In the match, the Bulldogs were severely outshot by the Hoosiers, 31-9, as juniors Charlie Schwartz, Michael Noonan, Thomas Ostrander and Michael Thaden each registered two shots to lead the Bulldogs. Once again, junior goalie Jordan Kadlec had a fine performance between the posts for the Bulldogs, racking up six saves during the match. “Once again Jordan Kadlec was exceptional in goal and Nick Foster set the tone for our level of competitiveness,” Holmes said. “I think to some degree we underestimated how much it would hurt us playing without Kenan Malicevic, an extremely dangerous senior striker and not easily replaced.” “We had Drozd playing goalie the past two or three years and Jordan Kadlec has stepped up and played phenomenal,” senior defense man Nick Foster said. “Our outside midfielders,

This week in Bulldog football: Drake Bulldogs The skinny: The Bulldogs will be facing one of its toughest tests of the season in Montana State. Former Drake Head Coach Rob Ash returns 16 starters to a Bobcat squad that was picked to finished third in the Big Sky, one of the

most talented conferences in the Football Championship Subdivision. Drake will need another solid performance from its defense, which has established itself as one of the most feared in the Pioneer Football League.

Key Players Drake: QB Mike Piatkowski; 35-59, 379 yards, 4 TD, 1 Int RB Tom Kostekw; 26 carries, 80 yards WR Joey Orlando; 9 catches, 123 yards

Montana State Bobcats Montana State is a battle-tested squad that will certainly be ready for all Drake has to throw at them. The Bobcats have led the Big Sky six times this past decade in fewest yards allowed. Montana State did not allow a rushing touchdown until the seventh game of 2009. The Bobcats nearly upset

Washington State of the Pac 10 in week one, dropping a 23-22 decision on the Cougars’ home turf. Piatkowski faces an extremely difficult challenge dissecting the Montana State defense. compiled by Matt Moran | Sports Editor

Charlie Schwartz and Thomas Ostrander, have played full 90 minutes, which isn’t easy to do at that position.” Malicevic was injured in the Bulldogs’ match last weekend against Oakland, which forced him to leave during the second half and also miss Friday’s game vs. Notre Dame. Holmes mixed things up a bit as a total of 23 players logged minutes versus the Hoosiers, including 10 true freshmen. “What was most encouraging was the fact that we played a significant portion of the second half with a team comprised of 11 freshmen and that bodes well for the future,” Holmes said. “The biggest task in the short term is trying to sort out what our best 11 is, and how much give we can absorb and still be competitive.” For their performances, both Kadlec and Schwartz were selected as part of the All-Tournament team. Coming back to Des Moines from the road trip, the Bulldogs host their first regular-season home game Wednesday against UMKC at the Cownie Soccer Complex. “We’re looking forward to it,” Foster said. “I like playing at home. And over the past games, we’ve had 15-20 minute spurts where we’ve played really well. Hopefully we can put in a good performance at home.”


Football team to see familiar face Saturday Looks for second straight win on three-game road swing by Matt Moran

Sports Editor

The Drake football team will face former Head Coach Rob Ash and his No. 22 Montana State Bobcats at 2 p.m. this Saturday in Bozeman, Mont. Drake (1-1) is coming off a 28-14 road win at Missouri S&T last Saturday. Saturday’s game will mark the second of three straight road games for the Bulldogs, who dropped the season opener at home to Lehigh, 28-14, on Sept. 4. Montana State (1-1) returns 16 starters from a 7-4 team which finished fourth in the Big Sky conference. The team was picked to finish third this season. The Big Sky includes Montana, which was the runner-up in the 2010 Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. Saturday will mark the first game Drake plays against a member of the Big Sky since 1982. Ash is the career leader in wins at Drake, leaving the team to take over Montana State in 2007. Ash led the Bulldogs to three outright Pioneer Football League titles (1995, 1998, 2004) and a share of the 2000 crown. Former Drake players Noah Joseph, Jamie Marshall and Dale Ploessl, all of whom played under Ash, join their former coach on the Bobcat coaching staff. After falling to Lehigh in week one, Drake bounced back for its first win of the season behind three touchdown passes by junior quarterback Mike Piatkowski. His 132.3 passer efficiency rating is good for 34th in the nation. The Bulldog defense held strong last week, limiting Missouri S&T to just seven yards rushing. Fifth-year senior Ben Morrison leads the squad with 17 tackles, while junior cornerback Michael Lahart follows with 13, but leads the team with five pass breakups. Drake is sure to rack up the frequent flyer miles this fall. The team will travel an estimated 9,682 miles throughout the season, including trips to Jacksonville, Fla., and Campbell, N.C. The Bulldogs return home on Oct. 4, when they hosts Marist.



THURSDAY, SEPT. 16, 2010



Drake scrimmages Grandview


Battles for bragging rights in All Iowa Classic in Ames by Sonya Brauchle

Staff Writer


All Iowa Classic Ames, Iowa

Drake finished last season with a 32-22 record and a first-round exit in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. The team had a dominant pitching staff last season, and welcomes back seniors Jenna DeLong

Although there was no score and the teams played nine innings instead of the customary seven, the Drake Bulldog softball team was pleased with its scrimmage versus Grandview University last Sunday. The Bulldogs didn’t keep track of runs scored or errors made, but they did keep track of learning experiences. “Scrimmages identify areas that you forget about in practice, from base running to communication on the field during certain types of plays,” Head Coach Rich Calvert said. During the scrimmage the teams put runners on second base every third inning to practice situations with no outs and runners in scoring position, something that is hard to simulate during practice. The team also saw live pitching, a vital part of preparing for upcoming games and a rare opportunity during practice. Senior catcher Erin Mollohan stressed the importance of seeing new types of situations as a team before facing high caliber opponents. “We really need to see this scrimmage as an opportunity to get all our first game jitters out of our system before going up against teams like Iowa and Iowa State,” she said. Another benefit of a pre-season scrimmage is the opportunity it provides to play the whole roster. Senior Jenna DeLong commented on the importance of giving opportunities to new players to get experience and prove themselves on the field. “The maturity level of our team and our team dynamic really came through tonight,” DeLong said. “I was very im-

and Brynne Dordel to anchor the defense once again. DeLong received All-MVC first-team honors thanks to a 17-11 record and 1.56 earned run average. The Bulldogs also return senior catcher Erin Mollohan, who set a school-record with 18 doubles. Sophomore Lindsey Vande Wall returns after a sensational freshman season in which she hit nine home runs, good for second on the squad. Drake will struggle to replace lead-off hitter

pressed with our offense. Seeing and hitting college-level pitching is important for the younger players to see before spring time.” DeLong also added that experience was as important for newcomers as it was for the returning players. “Unfamiliar situations come up, and it’s important to get used to working with someone new next to you,” she said. “It can be a challenge, but it’s one that I’m looking forward to.” Calvert added that the newest members are fitting right in with the team, gelling with returning players. “The new members of the team are right on track where I expected them to be,” he said. “They are just experiencing being away from home, going to class and establishing their routines here at Drake.” Calvert was satisfied with the team’s performance. “I was pleased with our offense,” he said. “We did a nice job of putting balls in play and making Grandview play defense.” Next up for the Bulldogs is the All Iowa Classic tournament this weekend in Ames. The team will face off against Iowa, Iowa State and Northern Iowa. The tournament is always competitive, and this year will be no exception. Calvert called the tournament a “measuring stick,” saying it will be a good “measurement of the things we need to improve on and an identifier of things we already do well.” Mollohan is looking forward to playing for state bragging rights. “It’s always fun to test ourselves against other Iowa teams,” she said. “They set the bar for what we’ll see in the spring and during conference play in February.”

Elena Leon (G ’10), who holds the school record for career home runs.

Schedule Saturday: vs. Northern Iowa at 1:30 p.m. vs. Iowa at 3:30 p.m. Sunday: vs. Iowa State at 3 p.m. compiled by Matt Moran | Sports Editor


Drake Suffers 2-0 Loss to DePaul by Eduardo Zamarripa

Staff Writer

Despite controlling ball possession, the Drake women’s soccer team was not able to open up DePaul University’s defensive front and came back home with a 2-0 defeat in the last game of its road swing. An early first-half goal by Lauren Pagone gave DePaul the lead. The Bulldogs tried to get back in the game through shots from sophomore Laura Moklestad and freshman Laura Fisher, but were unable to even the score. DePaul’s Callie Hemming put the game away in the 63rd minute, ending any chances the Bulldogs had for a comeback victory. Drake controlled the pace of the game, but failed to generate clear offensive opportunities. Their lack of clarity in the final third of the field proved too costly.

“We played some of our best possession soccer today, but our ability to break teams down in the final third has to be better,” Head Coach Lindsey Horner said. This was the second consecutive loss for the women’s squad, who had started the season with an impressive five-game unbeaten streak. “No one is hanging their head,” junior Melanie Fielder said. “We still have a lot of soccer to be played. We will continue to compete and get results.” After a seven-game road swing, the Bulldogs can now come home to the Cownie Soccer Complex, looking to take advantage of a six-match home stand which will feature matches against conference foes Evansville University and Illinois State University. “With so many new faces filling bigger roles, our players have to be willing to get out of their comfort zone in order for us to take steps forward,” Horner said.


CAREER FAIR When? Friday, September 17, 9:30am- 1:30pm Where? Parents Hall in Olmsted Center Learn about internships and full-time job positions from more than 30 companies.   Meet recruiters and present your resume - Don't miss this great opportunity!  Business dress required.

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Over the next week the Bulldogs will have a packed schedule. Drake will host the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the University of Wyoming and the University of North Dakota State. This Friday, Drake will square off against UMKC in a non-conference game. Fielder discussed some of the keys to the game. “We’ll be fine if we stay calm and collected, and continue to possess the ball,” Fielder said. “We need to be better at communicating during the flow of play.” Last season, the Bulldogs were able to escape from Kansas City with a 2-1 victory and hope to have similar luck in their home opener. “All of us are really looking forward to our first home game of the season,” Fielder said. “We’ve spent a long time on the road and are excited and pumped to play in front of our home crowd.”


Drake finishes in ninth, Falk 31st at Redbird Invitational by Monica Worsley

Staff Writer

The Drake women’s golf team claimed ninth place overall at the Redbird Invitational with a 54hole score of 974. Sunday, the second day of the two-day tournament, yielded a significant change in golfer standings for the Bulldogs. The team posted a 324 on Sunday, which fell between their Saturday scores of 322 and 328 at the D.A. Weibring Golf Club in Normal, Ill. “I think a lot of this tournament can be attributed to weather, nerves and an unfamiliarity with the course,” Head Coach Leanne Smith said. Junior Chelsey Falk led the team as she claimed a tie for 31st place overall. Falk posted a 76 on Sunday, which helped her advance from 50th place and gave her an overall score of 79-87-76=242 in her first collegiate tournament. “Sunday I felt prepared and confident that I could go out and score lower because I knew the course much better,” Falk said. Senior Kaitlyn Mauk maintained her standing from Saturday, ending up in 50th place with a final score of 84-82-81=247. Both senior Michelle Mathwick and freshman Hadley Jennings dropped in the rankings from Saturday and ended the weekend tied for 53rd. Mathwick’s final round of 83 resulted in a cumulative score of 248 and bumped her from 47th place. Jennings posted an 87 for the final round, which brought her down in the rankings from her impressive 24th place finish on Saturday. Freshman Rachel Oberheide finished in 57th place with a combined score of 251 after posting an 84 on Sunday. “The most difficult part of the tournament was getting familiar with a new course,” Falk said. “It’s hard figuring out when to put yourself in a good enough position to score on each and every hole.” This is something that many of her teammates would probably agree with, considering the struggles most Drake golfers experienced at least once last weekend. The tournament host, Illinois State University, claimed the tournament title. Redbird golfer Brianna Cooper was the tournament medalist with 76-7175=222. “Based on what I saw, something the team as a whole can improve on is its short game,” Smith said. “This tournament allowed us to feel things out for the season. Now, the key is to continue improving each day at practice.” The Hawkeye Invitational in Iowa City this weekend will be the next opportunity for the team to test the progress they have made thus far this season.

Cheerleader Tryouts Drake University’s cheerleading squad is looking to add a few more members to their squad We are: an all girls, division I squad We cheer at: home football and basketball games Requirements: stunting and cheerleading experience. Tumbling is not required but is a bonus

Tryouts: -Saturday, October 9th, 2010 in the Bell Center’s multipurpose room -9:30am-12:30pm: Clinic to learn material -1:30pm-4pm: Tryout

Questions? Email Coach Leigha at




THURSDAY, SEPT. 16, 2010

photos by SCOT JOHNSON | Staff Photographer


Drake survives Iowa, stays undefeated Missouri Valley Conference play opens this weekend at Evansville by David Johnson Staff Reporter

The clock hasn’t struck midnight just yet for the Drake volleyball team’s Cinderella start to the 2010 season. The Bulldogs (14-0) defeated the in-state rival Iowa Hawkeyes (5-3) in five sets (24-26, 25-21, 25-19, 23-25, 15-8) in front of an impressive crowd in the Knapp Center on Tuesday evening. The match was pushed to a fifth and final set before the Bulldogs came out swinging hard and often to dominate the set, 15-8, after jumping out to an early 5-1 lead and winning seven of the last nine points. The Bulldogs had four players finish with double-digit kills and the players appeared to be taking the term “kills” literally as they sent balls zipping into the Iowa backcourt. Instead of the Molten Super Touch, the official volleyball of the NCAA, leaving marks on the players, the Bulldogs were leaving bruises on the Molten and, possibly, on the Iowa players. Angela Bys led the team with 22 kills followed by Emily Heffernen with 12 and Mikayla Sims with 10. Sophomore Whitney Westrum set a career high with 11 kills on the evening. She also set career marks in attempts, 27, and digs, 5. “When you swing hard and your elbow’s high, it works,” said Westrum. Bys achieved a double-double during the third set and finished with 13 digs. “Bys is able to play the back row often,” said Head Coach Phil McDaniel. “Keeping her on the court as much as we can is a benefit for the team.” Senior libero Alana Wittenburg continued to hold down the back row for the Bulldogs by finishing with 27 digs. Junior Caitlin Johnson finished with a

double-double with 40 assists, a career high, and 10 digs. Senior Susan Clausen was a dig away from a double-double, finishing with 21 assists and nine digs, both career highs. “Defense is something we talk about,” said McDaniel. “To step up and get digs and blocks and working hard to keep ball off the floor is what is expected now; we did a great job of that tonight.” Senior Michelle Reidy led the front row defense with six assisted blocks. The Bulldogs finished with 11 team blocks on the night. Junior Erika Price sent three serves over the net that could not be returned by Iowa defense. The three aces were yet another career high for a Bulldog player. The streak the Bulldogs have going may soon garner national attention. “We have played a few opponents from outside the Midwest,” said McDaniel. “We are bound to start turning some heads somewhere.” An audience of 1215 people, plus the bulldog, came to watch the in-state rivalry. The student section was filled with members from every athletic team at Drake. Not only did the athletes show up, they were starting chants throughout the evening. “The athletic department is like a family,” said McDaniel. “The noise makes it that much easier to play with excitement.” The match against Iowa marked the final non-conference game for the Bulldogs with the exception of an October bout against South Dakota State. The Bulldogs will try to avoid the evil stepsister and put their undefeated record to the test during conference play as a member of the talented Missouri Valley Conference. Nine of the ten teams have a .500 record or better and six have two loses or less. “We don’t think about (the streak) when playing,” said Heffernen. “We take it a match at a time.” The Bulldogs will hit the road to start

MVC play this Friday at Evansville, Ind., followed by a match against Salukis of Southern Illinois in Carbondale, Ill., on Saturday. Evansville has yet to lose at home with an overall record of 10-1 and the Salukis are 9-1 with their only loss coming at the hands of Iowa.

DRAKE STUDENTS cheer on the volleyball team in its win against the Iowa Hawkeyes Tuesday, above. WHITNEY WESTRUM (7) AND MICHELLE REIDY (16) elevate to block a shot, below. The 14-0 Bulldogs had 11 blocks on the night.

You Canʼt Buy Klass Congrats To The Kappa Kappa Gamma Babies of 2010

Shannon Mary Melanie Rachel

Astra Madeline Alex Kelli

Morgan Erika Maggie

Hilary Blaire Molly

Jordan Sarah Chelsea

Abby Megan Hanna

Sarah Ali Sara

Rachael Molly Ashley

Morgan Elissa Hayley

Kelly Lizzy Eavan

They say: You canʼt always get what you want... but they were wrong

Times-Delphic 09/16/2010  

Official Independent Student Newspaper of Drake University - Des Moines, IA

Times-Delphic 09/16/2010  

Official Independent Student Newspaper of Drake University - Des Moines, IA