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Groups of men moved in and out of fraternity houses and wound their way around campus Sunday as fraternity recruitment began. The first round of recruitment, during which potential new members visit all of the ten fraternity chapters for 35 minutes each, spanned nine hours Sunday. In years past, potential new members attended five chapters on Saturday evening and five chapters Sunday afternoon prior to beginning second semester. The decision to shift from two days to one, according to Interfraternity Council President and junior Jim Perry, was enacted by IFC to reduce communication between potential new members and chapter members between first and second round, a five-day span known as “Silence Week.” Several days still remain between first round (Sunday) and second round (the following Friday) that Perry said he hopes to eliminate in years to come. After seeing that ten houses can be done in one day, Perry said the next step will be to attempt moving the three rounds of recruitment to one weekend, similar to the Panhellenic Council’s recruitment model.
“At the end of the day, a lot of the guys were like, ‘This is not something I would want to do again.’” Perry said. “So it might be a chance to see how fast we can do five rounds now that we know how fast we can do 10.” Each chapter gave a 35-minute presentation to potential new members. This time is down from 40 minutes for each presentation last year. There were also 10-minute breaks to move from one chapter to the next and a break in the rotation to decompress. First-year student Shane Warning said the long day quickly wore him down. “It was exhausting, definitely a lot to take in in one day,” Warning said. “After about four or five houses I just wanted to end it.” Perry said the loss of five minutes had little impact on chapter presentations. He suggested reducing future presentations by 10 additional minutes to 25 minutes each. “I think you had guys hit on their points and not drag out skits or videos as long just to kill time,” he said. “Guys aren’t that creative so we could cut even more and still get the main points.” PJ Mitchell, DePauw’s assistant director of campus life and coordinator of fraternity life, said he saw tangible changes in the content of first
round presentations on Sunday as compared to those last year. “Coming out of last year there were some definite issues that concerned us in terms of content, inappropriate jokes, crude behavior, hyper-masculinity,” Mitchell said. “IFC had a lot of the conversations with chapter coordinators asking, ‘How are we going to clean this up? How are we going to get this under control to have more productive first rounds?’” In an opinion column written by sophomore Connor Gordon printed in The DePauw on Friday, Feb. 29, 2013 titled “Misogyny alive and well on DePauw’s campus,” Gordon illustrates a scene in one of the Greek chapters as he went through recruitment last spring. Such topics mentioned by Mitchell appeared before Gordon as he visited some of DePauw’s fraternities. “Throughout the speech, women were referred to not as individuals, but as disposable sex objects provided for the enjoyment of the fraternity men. Such attitudes received no rebuke, but instead praise from many of the men,” Gordon said. The opinion column prompted many in the
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A Public Safety officer drives by a fraternity house at 11:58 on a Tuesday night during Winter Term and hears loud noise coming from inside the house. Most people know what happens next. Those who were on campus for Winter Term this year probably saw a lot of this. While breaking up unregistered parties is Public Safety’s job, many students who experienced these shutdowns were, and still are, frustrated with the frequency of Public Safety’s visits to these events. Much of this frustration stems from the rule that DePauw created stating that no registered events are allowed to take place over Winter Term. Junior Nick Freund, President of Delta Tau Delta, claims that banning registered parties over Winter Term gives the fraternities no choice but to break the rules. “It’s pretty much a Catch-22,” Freund said. “You can’t have any unregistered events, so you should probably register them, but you’re not allowed to register any events over Winter Term, so there’s no real middle-ground there.” Even though the school held nightly activities to try to deter students from drinking over Winter Term, Freund does not think that such activities are realistically going to keep people from going to fraternity parties. “I just feel like if they really want to combat parties at fraternities there needs to be things offered to draw them away from the parties,” Freund said. “I just think they need to find things more appealing to the crowd that they’re kind of competing with.” Director of Public Safety Angie Nally explains that the school does not allow registered parties over Winter Term because most of the members of each chapter are not on campus, so it is not reasonable for
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Faculty forums raise questions, concerns about Winter Term By Nettie Finn email@example.com
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Proposed changes to Winter Term have been in the air since the 2013 fall semester. A 10 page document, compiled by members of the Committee on Academic Policy and Planning (CAPP), details what changes would be made to graduation requirements, faculty teaching requirements, and what exactly the faculty will be voting on in their meeting Monday. Two separate faculty forums were held Wednesday and Thursday to give faculty members the opportunity to discuss the document. As it currently stands, students are required to complete three Winter Term experiences. The new system outlined in CAPP’s proposal would instead mandate two Extended Studies (ES), for each student, one of which would be required to be completed during a Winter or May Term. Internships and off-campus study are both examples of what would constitute an ES requirement fulfillment. CAPP’s proposal indicates that Winter Term courses would be worth half of an academic credit as well as an ES credit, instead of counting only towards the Winter Term requirements as it is now. Professor of communication and theatre Jonathon Nichols-Pethick raised a question in regards to the idea of credit-bearing Winter Term courses, which would require more structured class requirements. “The last two Winter Term courses I’ve taught have been much more experimental in terms of my
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the University to expect a small handful of people to be able to manage something that big. “During a semester, fraternities may host events, but they also have extensive risk management requirements to host events,” Nally said. “During Winter Term, the majority of the fraternities do not have a number of members on campus to manage a large event like that.” With just two hospital visits over Winter Term this year as compared to seven last year, many would argue that Public Safety’s actions have kept the campus safe. However, the number of arrests over Winter Term this year was much higher than last year. There is some debate over whether the two correlate.
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approach, and I don’t want to grade them,” he said. “I don’t think they need it, and I don’t want to see that change.” The earlier proposed possibility of a $5,000 stipend granted to DePauw students on admission that could then be used to lessen the financial burden when completing these proposed Extended Studies was also discussed. “[The stipend] idea was floated, but that didn’t survive budgetary scrutiny. I wouldn’t say it’s off the table, but it can’t happen next year,” Stimpert said. Faculty also discussed the move towards voluntary participation in Winter Term teaching for faculty members, and how that would affect the number of required Winter Terms. “There is a risk that all faculty on campus say, ‘woohoo, I’m not doing Winter Term this semester,’ and then we have students in a bind who are unable to meet this requirement,” Brockman said. Because of this fear, the ultimate decision was made to only require one ES to take place during Winter or May Term. However, other faculty members worry about voluntary faculty participation for other reasons. “The logic, ‘I don’t want to do it, so eliminate it,’ didn’t follow for me,” said David Worthington, professor of communication and theatre. Professor of art and art history Ann Harris also expressed mixed feelings about the move towards making faculty teach Winter Terms voluntary. “I like the voluntary because now you get the kind
of support that you need, and now you can teach the kind of class that you want,” she said. “I’m uneasy about the voluntary side, but I like the goodwill in it.” The point was also raised that while teaching Winter Term courses would now be voluntary, there would be no change made to the faculty’s current compensation. The two forums Wednesday and Thursday provided the opportunity to discuss these concerns, but some are worried that isn’t enough. “[I] got this document Monday morning. That gives me a week to read it, and think about it before we vote on it. And I am exceedingly uncomfortable with that,” said Kevin Kinney, professor of biology. “I actually read things before I vote on them, which may make me a minority in the US, I don’t know. But right now, I cannot support a document that I haven’t read.” The ultimate decision will be made in two motions at the Monday faculty meeting. According to Stimpert, the first vote will be on whether or not to change graduation requirements from the current three Winter Terms system, to two Extended Studies. The second motion would decide whether one of those two Extended Studies has to occur during a Winter or May Term. The faculty can also initiate a procedure to push voting back until the February faculty meeting. “Basically it’s a vote of confidence, no confidence,” Brockman said. “Do you want us to continue to do the work, or do you want us to stop now?”
Coordinator of Fraternity Life PJ Mitchell argues that the fraternities were well aware of the expectations set for them prior to the beginning of Winter Term. “With Winter Term, the last couple years we have had issues with unregistered events, and we’ve continued to try to communicate to chapters our expectations,” Mitchell said. “Ultimately, though, it is a choice, and if you violate the expectations, then there is a measure of accountability that’s going to come with that violation.” While Freund is upset with the trouble that his fraternity has gotten into as a result of Public Safety’s interventions over Winter Term, he believes that there is a better way to go about the discipline process. Freund explains that, as of now, everything goes through Public Safety and the Campus Living and
Community Development offices. However, he suggests that the Interfraternity Council should act as a liaison, meaning that they should go into the houses themselves to evaluate the situation, and give a warning if there is a problem, so that the chapters do not get into trouble so often. “I think if IFC would be able to go into the house and say…‘this is kind of out of hand. If it’s not shut down in 20 minutes you’re going to get charged with an unregistered event. If it is, you’re fine.’ If they did that, I think we wouldn’t have any problems on campus,” Freund said. “Right now it’s, if you get this call it’s like, you’re already going to get charged for it. What’s the incentive not to keep the party going?” According to Nally, there are three fraternity chapters holding nine total violations from activities over Winter Term at this time.
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After the single-targeted shooting at Purdue University, DePauw students and staff realized that they could experience the same kind of tragedy in Greencastle. “I think the scary part about [a shooting happening] at Purdue is that it is in such close proximity to us,” said Amanda Volel. Gun violence could happen at DePauw, but safety measures for such an event are not often talked about on campus. “There are things posted in every building about what to do if there is a shooter or something, but I don’t think we talk about it,” said Professor Eric Edberg. “Sometimes I think it would be good if we planned for it a little more explicitly.” Although there is no way to fully prevent a shooting, students and staff agree that issues such as mental illness and violence need to be discussed more on our campus. “There is a huge stigma as far as mental health on campuses, especially at private institutions, where we don’t talk about mental health issues and the things that might be triggering certain people,” said Volel. “How do you treat an issue that’s so stigmatized on a campus?” American gun control policies are another issue
Recruitment | continued from page 1 Greek community to reexamine their actions and for IFC to encourage a change. “I think that [the column] resonated with a lot of fraternity men in terms of a, ‘Whoa, this isn’t okay, this is impactful and hurtful.’” Mitchell said. In order to better construct an understanding of how chapters were presenting themselves and how they helped build the identity of the campus as a whole, Dorian Shager, dean of campus life, began conversations with recruitment chairs about communication during recruitment.
“After first round of recruitment last year and after the column came out in The DePauw, we felt something had to change,” Shager said. “We started asking, ‘Why is it necessary to send those hurtful messages?’” Perry said the presentations he saw Sunday seemed more appropriate than those given in years past. “They’re still kind of funny, they’re still kind of stupid in the sense of what they did, but what they said actually all had a real meaning,” Perry said. Shager agreed that the presentations improved from those he saw last year. “There really was a difference,” Shager said.
Wednesday, Jan. 29 marked the opening of the 2014 Annual Student Juried Exhibition, which presents artwork created by DePauw students. The students enter their pieces, and a specially selected juror chooses which pieces will be in the exhibit. This year, the exhibition was organized by Misti Scott and juried by the executive director at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Shauta Marsh. Some of the pieces included eye-catching 3D structures such as tree branches coming to life out of a wall, as well as mind-altering 2D pieces such as photographs and oil paintings. Approximately 90 pieces were entered, and a select 35 were chosen. Out of the 35 pieces, six were recognized for their creativity and excellence. First, second, and third place awards were given out for both 2D art and for 3D art, and all of the artists who placed received a cash reward. Senior Clarissa Zingraf created a piece entitled “Terracotta Warriors,” but these terracotta figures are a bit unlike the ones we hear about in China. Zingraf made a 3D collection of colorful painted-on condoms, which won second place for the 3D art section. Shauta Marsh described Zingraf’s piece as “The number of chapter messages that were not hurtful or derogatory was much higher.” Warning said most of what he saw was appropriate and did not bother him. “It’s a bunch of guys getting together. I mean it’s everything you expect would happen, nothing out of the ordinary,” Warning said. Chapters also learned prior to recruitment that social privileges including flower-in ceremonies, tailgates in the fall and ability to host open events would be denied them if they exceeded the quota for new members. A soft quota stands at 27 members. If a chapter takes one to 27 members there will be no repercussions. If a house takes between
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involved with the conversations about preventing gun violence. The Second Amendment allows all U.S citizens to bear arms, and a Supreme Court decision in 2008 (District of Columbia v. Heller) ruled that the Constitution protects a citizen’s right to own a gun for personal use. Despite the Second Amendment, DePauw is able to prohibit all possession and use of firearms and weapons on campus because it is a private university. Such a ban is stated in the student handbook. “I understand the ‘guns don’t kill people, people kill people’ but people kill people with guns,” said Edberg. “You can’t kill a bunch of people [at once] with a plastic knife.” Many students consider DePauw a close community where a shooting like the one at Purdue wouldn’t happen, but the single targeted shooting that happened at Purdue drove home the fact that such an incident occuring at DePauw is possible. “I think that as a community we have a better chance of preventing this from happening if everyone has a sense that this is possible,” said Angela Nally, head of Public Safety.
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“brave but not shocking,” which was Zingraf’s goal. Zingraf explains that her ‘Terracotta Warriors’ are meant to empower women and act as guardians against rape and the ramifications that can ensue from that. “These little ‘Terracotta Warriors’ really are warriors because they protect women against sexual assault, STI’s and pregnancy,” said Zingraf, adding that she wanted to make something “relatable to college students.” Many others who took part in this exhibition were excited about seeing their peers’ work up on the walls. First year Perrin Duncan, who won second place in 2D art for one of her paintings, seemed particularly interested in seeing her peers’ talents. “[I] love seeing student artwork,” Duncan said as she peered around the room. At first glance, Duncan’s work appears to be a collection of smooth brush strokes and shapes. After viewing Duncan’s piece, “Chin Up” for a few minutes, one begins to see that it is an upsidedown painting of her own face. Another freshman, Jamie Stoner, was ecstatic to have her own artwork displayed in the exhibit, describing her reaction to the news as “surprised” and “really excited.” This exhibit will remain open until March 2nd.
27 members and the hard quota of 30 members, there will be a small fine for each additional member above 27. Should a chapter exceed 30 members, social privileges will be revoked as a consequence. “So this year, the idea was that these infractions could hurt you financially, and there are other ways it could hurt you, too,” Perry said. The final change in recruitment participation requires potential new members to have a grade point average of 2.5 or above in order to pledge this spring. IFC recruitment will continue with second round this evening and continue through the weekend.
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campuscrime Editorâ€™s Note: The following report represents notable criminal activity over an extended period of time. Dec. 15 â€˘ Possession of Marijuana / Possession of Paraphernalia â€˘ Forwarded to Community Standards Committee | Time: 1:14 a.m. | Place: Bishop Roberts Hall Dec. 16 â€˘ Sexual Assault â€˘ Under Investigation | Time: 1:05 p.m. | Place: Campus Dec. 18 â€˘ Investigate for Odor of Marijuana â€˘ Made Contact with House Representation / Forwarded to Community Standards Committee | Time: 11:29 p.m. | Place: Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity Dec. 29 â€˘ Operating Vehicle While Intoxicated â€˘ Arrested: William Lee Keyt (non student) | Time: 3:35 a.m.
| Place: Franklin / College Streets Dec. 31 â€˘ Minor in Consumption (non student) / Trespass / Providing Alcohol to Minors / Possession of Paraphernalia â€˘ Richard Jordan (non student) | Time: 5:23 p.m. | Place: 412 S Indiana Jan. 7 â€˘ Investigate for Odor of Gas â€˘ Greencastle Fire Department Dispatched / Due to Leaked Cleaning Supplies | Time: 1:51 a.m. | Place: Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity Jan. 8 â€˘ Alcohol Violation / Public Intoxication / Possession of False ID â€˘ Arrested: Kevin M. Keene | Time: 1:44 a.m. | Place: Mason Hall Jan. 9 â€˘ Possession of Marijuana â€˘ Forwarded to Community Standards Committee | Time: 11:15 p.m. | Place: Bishop Roberts Hall
Jan. 10 â€˘ Alcohol Violations â€˘ Released to Custody of Friend / Forwarded to Community Standards Committee | Time: 1:15 a.m. | Place: Sigma Chi Fraternity
â€˘ Arrested: Lee Renshaw, Arrested: Mara Sheley | Time: 2:40 a.m. | Place: College Street Minor in Consumption â€˘ Arrested: Caleb Copeland | Time: 11:15 a.m. | Place: Delta Tau Delta Fraternity
Jan. 12 â€˘ Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated â€˘ Arrested: Hayden Rogers (non student) | Time: 2:51 a.m. | Place: Washington / Durham Streets
Jan. 19 â€˘ Public Intoxication / Disorderly Conduct / Failure to Identify / Resisting Law Enforcement â€˘ Arrested: Patrick Haggin | Time: 12:13 a.m. | Place: 709 S. Locust Street
â€˘Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated â€˘ Arrested: Stephen Kaminski (non student) | Time: 2:53 a.m. | Place: Locust / Anderson Streets Jan. 15 â€˘ Minor in Consumption / Public Intoxication â€˘ Arrested: Owen Underwood | Time: 11:58 p.m. | Place: Bloomington Street Hall Jan. 18 â€˘ Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated / Minor in Consumption
Jan. 22 â€˘ Sexual Assault â€˘ Under investigation | Time: 10:26 a.m. | Place: Campus â€˘ Sexual Assault â€˘ Under investigation | Time: 11:00 a.m. | Place: Campus Jan. 29 â€˘ Operating a Motor Vehic â€˘ Arrested: Kristen Huepenbecker | Time: 6:40 a.m. | Place: Poplar / Vine Streets
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Greek tragedies set in modern-day Texas, by way of DePauw By Tyler Murphy firstname.lastname@example.org
The stage was set and the lights dimmed over Moore Theatre as audience members filled seats and their bellies as they awaited the beginning of Achilles/Achilles’s Son. Achilles/Achilles’ Son is a new play by Sean Graney, who is this year’s Nancy Schaenen ’51 Visiting Scholar at the Prindle Institute for Ethics. Tim Good, associate professor of communication and theatre, has been working with the School of Music to produce Winter Term plays for the past 12 years. He directed the performances of Achilles/ Achille’s Son that ran from Monday, January 27 through Wednesday, January 29. The play is actually part of a 12 hour play that is being split into three parts across three different schools. “I saw that he was attempting the insane task of writing a 12 hour play using all 32 extant Greek tragedies, and I thought, ‘I have to get in on that,’” Good said. Bringing the play to DePauw has been in the works for about a year and a half now, but production did not commence until the second week of Winter Term.
A group of 45 students put the play together, including first-year Instruments used in the play included ukuleles as well as the voicAmanda Straw, who played a sea nymph. es of the three sea nymphs. It featured original music written by Alex “The play is a little confusing, but is supposed to make the audi- Diaz ’13. ence think about their lives and what is going on in them,” Straw said. Food was set up around the stage, which was not only mouthThough the play is greatly influenced watering, but free with ticket purchase. by ancient Greek plays by Aeschylus, Because of the interactive setup, some “I saw that he was attempt- found it hard to focus on the play, including Sophocles, and Euripides, Achilles/Achilles’ Son takes place in modern-day Texas. ing the insane task of writing Sophomore Ciera deCourcy. It is loosely based on the Trojan War. that they put a modern twist on it, a 12 hour play using all 32 but “Ia liked The characters sported suits and dresslot of the production was distracting,” extant Greek tragedies, and remarked deCourcy. es, while still following along the lines of the ancient Greeks from which they were I thought, ‘I have to get in on Achilles/Achille’s Son reached into ethical derived. issues that our lives center on today. Some isthat!’” It is a comedy that drew many laughs sues brought up included leadership in socifrom the engaged audience. “It was an - director, Tim Good ety, the value of life as well as death, and the interesting piece that had great comedic nature of war. It encouraged citizens to be acmoments,” added first-year Evan Hart. tive, helpful parts of their society. As opposed to audience members sitting in their seats for the nearThough the play is set in Texas, it attempted to show that whether ly three hour long performance, people were encouraged to move in Greece or Texas, thousands of years ago or last week, society has around and enjoy the things the play had to offer aside from the actors problems. on stage. “The play takes ancient Greece’s past,” Shaw said, “and compares The theater was transformed into a scene that mirrored that of it to today, illustrating how history is doomed to repeat itself time and Greek communal festivals. It mixed theater, music, food and debate. time again.”
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Student led Bootleg String Ensemble plays contemporary m By Nicole DeCriscio
Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams” is not typically part of a classically trained musician’s repertoire; neither are songs from Lady Gaga and Metallica. However, sophomore violinist Sarah Jylkka is working to change that, one string performance at a time. Jylkka’s idea to start the student run ensemble began with her First Year Seminar, in which they had to create a 21st century concert. The concert consisted of a quartet performing pop music. “It was really fun, but we could only do it the once. So, I tried it over the summer with my friends from back home, and it worked really well,” Jylkka said, adding that they mostly performed on the streets and in various shops. The group came up with their name, Bootleg String Ensemble, during a brainstorming session. “Everything was terrible, and someone mentioned Bootleg. Initially, we knocked it off and were like ‘that’s stupid,’” Jylkka said. “But we just kept returning to the name, and it sounded kind of rebellious, which is kind of what we’re doing: classical musicians not playing classical music.” Jylkka and junior Jacob Peterman decided that they wanted to continue the group, which is a rotating group that will always have at least two violins, a cello, one viola and usually one bass. She began the search for musicians by making an announcement at the School of Music’s weekly Recital
Hour, which allows students the chance to per than in the various groups. Through this announcement, first-year and c out about the budding ensemble. “We’re the musicians that play the music t Lockman said. “We play from Lady Gaga to The B “Something else that I think we do is provid when people are looking for people to play outs they can call us and we’ll play,” Jylkka added. Last semester, Bootleg String Ensemble perfo at local restaurants such as Almost Home and M house, as well as in the Hub. They also collab Chorus to perform “Duel of the Fates” from Star concerts. Jylkka believes that the group is one way to h the School of Music and the College of Liberal Ar importance of having such a group goes beyond “I think it’s really important because it’s brou into popularity. It’s provided people a good time that you might hear on the radio in a fun way, pe are semi-professional,” Jylkka said. “We’re drawing others to classical music,” Lo The group practices together one to two h dividuals decide how much they need to practic Although the group has somewhat started and Jylkka select the pieces. Jylkka said a desira
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cult, and involves all of their members enough.” “We’re not really affiliated with the School of Music, per se, but I do think that we’re embodying the 21st century musician initiative,” Jylkka said. “I feel that we’re sort of a pioneer group in the school. [The ensemble is] bringing new music into the old way of playing, bringing old music into the new way of playing, bringing the new music on instruments that have been around for hundreds of years, and bringing diversity into the School [of Music],” Lockman said. This semester, the ensemble will have an all classical music concert, which will be conducted by senior David Gordon. “He’s going to work with our ensemble as a chamber group. We’re hoping to get a lot of interest with people who have seen our performances but don’t know classical music,” Jylkka said, adding that the group aspires to eventually perform in Indianapolis. For Jylkka, being part of the group has not only expanded her repertoire, but also has helped her in her quest to become a better musician. “During my freshman year, I got kind of bored with the music I was playing. There was so much classical, and I didn’t really connect to it right off the bat,” Jylkka said. But playing contemporary music in addition to the various classical songs has helped her rekindle her excitement for music in general. “It’s really fun to be able to play something that I know the audience is going to like,” Jylkka said. “I’ve been able to take that back to what I’ve been playing that’s classical.” First-year Dylan Prentice has been to several of the groups performances. “They performed more contemporary music in a traditional style in terms of chord progression and harmonization, so that was pretty cool,” Prentice said. “I can’t wait to see what they do next.” Professor of english, communications and theatre, Ron Dye, first saw the ensemble over Winter Term when they were playing at Mama Nunz. “I really liked what they were doing in terms of just starting the series,” Dye said. “Just on hearing them one time, I’m a big fan.” Dye liked that the group was playing difficult arrangements of popular music off campus. “I think any group of students doing art of any kind on campus and off campus in the community is important,” Dye said. “My perception is I don’t think there are as many student groups playing music as there was maybe 10 years ago, for example.” Dye was impressed that students had the gumption to form their own ensemble and schedule performances throughout the community. “For students to take that kind of initiative and form a group and practice and then play in public, I think is refreshing, and God knows that School of Music students, it’s not like they have a lot of free time,” Dye said. Upcoming concerts and updates about the ensemble can be found on their Facebook page.
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friday, January 31, 2014
The DePauw | Editorial Board Abby Margulis | Editor-in-Chief Franki Abraham | Managing Editor Nettie Finn | Managing Editor Leann Burke | Chief Copy Editor
IFC makes changes to recruitment, more needs to be done This year, DePauw’s Inter-Fraternity Council has taken the first step toward changing their recruitment process. In having first year men visit all ten fraternities in one day, IFC hoped to shorten the amount of time fraternity and first-year men would participate in “silence week.” In doing so, they are taking baby steps towards mirroring the new recruitment schedule that Panhellenic Council established during the 2013 formal recruitment process. Though we agree that adjustments needed to be made to IFC’s recruitment schedule, this editorial board is unsure what IFC hoped to accomplish by shortening silence week by only one day. A large part of the rationale behind the change in Panhellenic’s decision to compress recruitment into one weekend was to minimize possibilities for contact between potential new members and sorority members. With IFC’s policy changes as they stand, very little progress has been made in limiting social interaction outside of recruitment. A one-day shortening of silence week is next to ineffectual. Prospective fraternity men still come into contact with active fraternity men as they continue to see each other during the twelve hours of class that the average student has each week, as well as any time they spend in organized DePauw activities. Panhellenic’s new system for recruitment involves only a four consecutive day period of no-contact, while IFCs constitutes a total of six days. By shaving only one day off “silence week,” it seems as though IFC has stopped halfway. Instead of fully confronting the issue of limiting contact during the span of recruitment, first years and fraternity men are still not separated for an entire class week. Silence week was adopted in an attempt to give those going Greek a chance to think and reflect on their decisions without input from friends within the Greek system. Having a full class week between segments of recruitment defeats this purpose by continuing to push the two groups together and does not allow first-year men the time away that they may need to make an informed decision. Other changes IFC has made in their recruitment process seem to be greater improvements. The strict guidelines on pledge quotas for individual chapters ensure that each chapter receives a chance to have a fair proportion of the new member class. Finally, as an all female editorial board, we can’t help but think that it’s about time IFC has done something about the rampant misogyny that has taken place in previous years. It is much appreciated.
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Sochi Olympics about controversy, not athletes Reed Jaeger
Has there ever been a more controversial Olympic Games? It seems like every week there is a new international controversy surrounding the Sochi Games, which are set to begin on Friday, Feb. 7. To begin with, rumors swirled following the announcement of the location of the games, claiming that Vladimir Putin, the most powerful man in the Russian government, bought the Olympic bid and pushed for Sochi, his favorite Russian vacation spot, so he would be able to highlight the city while also spending the duration of the games vacationing. The largest controversy about the games is the Russian government’s anti-LGBTQ stance. The Russian government does not share Western sentiments regarding the rights of the gay and lesbian community, so there are worries that athletes who are members of the LGBTQ commu-
nity could face persecution. The massive price tag of the games has also come into question. Russia spent roughly $50 billion preparing for the games as of Monday, Jan. 27. These costs relate to the fact that Sochi does not have cold weather. It’s is one of the most southern cities in Russia and is known for its Black Sea beaches, not for its skiing. To solve the climate problem, the Russian Olympic Committee has been making and storing 450,000 cubic meters of artificial snow for the games. If snow is that hard to come by at the site of the Winter Olympics, why was that location decided upon in the first place? Snow creation is not the only part of the exorbitant cost of the Winter Olympics. Russia has spent more than the last 21 Winter Olympics combined to prepare the city for the Olympic festivities. Considering Russia is still transitioning out of a communist state, all of the capital that was used to make the Sochi games possible could have been used on projects throughout the Russian nation, not just on improving a vacation spot for Russian elites.
The head of Saudi intelligence informed Russian leadership, in the Moscow Kremlin, that there has been an increase in the number of threats and inducements against the 2014 Winter Olympics, adding terrorism to the myriad concerns surrounding the games. Shariat Jamaat, a Russian Islamist extremist group has even gone so far as assuring Putin that he should expect a ‘present’ at the Sochi games. All of these issues combine to make the 2014 Winter Olympics so toxic that President Obama and Vice President Biden are both not attending the Winter Olympics. The saddest part about the whole situation, however, is that all the controversies overshadow the competitors’ athletic excellence. I understand that the idea of the Olympic Games is to bring nations together through sports. But is it not also important to ensure that the games are a platform for athletic accomplishment, not for political discourse? - Jaeger is a senior from Wyoming, Ohio majoring in conflict studies email@example.com
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Friday, January 31, 2014
Too soon for ‘legacy’ talks regarding Manning Arthur Small
n Peyton Manning’s media day interview on Tuesday, Manning was asked about what he thinks his ‘legacy’ will be and how he thinks Sunday’s Super Bowl against the Seattle Seahawks will affect that legacy. Manning responded, “I’ve been being asked about my legacy since I was about 25 years old. I’m not sure you can have a legacy when you’re 25 years old. Even 37. I’d have to be, like, 70 to have a legacy. I’m not even 100 percent sure what the word even means.” I totally agree with the message Manning is sending to not only the
sports media, but the fans of American professional sports. Legacies are not made because of one game or one play. They are a culmination of a player’s entire body of work that should not be analyzed until well after that particular player has retired. Our sports media has morphed into a sensationalist media structure, emphasizing controversy over the actual athletics they are supposed to be covering. Let Peyton play in a game he has been working his entire life to prepare for, and then after that game is over, then and only then, should we comment on how the outcome of that game affects his legacy going forward. Manning has already won a Super Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts. The discussion of his greatness should not follow the same discourse as the one for Dan Marino.
Marino, one of the all-time great quarterbacks, will always have the asterisk of never winning a championship next to his name. Manning has won a championship, one more than any of the pundits who call him a choke-artists can claim they have won. Marino retired in 1999, which has allowed the sports media ample time to consider what the narrative on his career should be. The resounding consensus is that Marino should be known as the greatest quarterback to never win a world championship. We cannot make those sort of assertions about how Manning’s career should be remembered, at least not until Manning has been retired for a few years. Those sorts of decisions should not be made on the Tuesday before Manning starts in his third Super Bowl. Manning will go down as one of
the most prolific passers in NFL history. He will likely retire holding almost every major statistical category for quarterbacks and will have one of the highest career winning percentages. On top of all of that, he will be competing in his third Super Bowl, a feat only eleven other NFL quarterbacks have achieved. The sports media needs to concern themselves less with whether Manning is ‘clutch’ and what the outcome of actual sporting events are. I am looking at you Skip Bayless. Sit down and shut up. –Small is a senior history and political science double major from Zionsville, Ind. firstname.lastname@example.org
PHOTOPINION What are you most looking forward to about the Super Bowl? “The byrd bowl, going to an alumni’s house in Indy for a Super Bowl party.”
Ben Irons, junior “The Broncos to win because I’m ready to watch Peyton create history.”
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reek life provides a wonderful platform for leadership and friendship for DePauw University students. With the men’s formal recruitment process culminating Saturday night with bid night, the Interfraternity Council would like to remind both DePauw’s greek community and the firstyear students about a few things before the exciting weekend that lies ahead of them. To begin with, rush can be a confusing time for any first-year man. Making a decision about what fraternity to join will help to define your DePauw experience, and the decision should not be taken lightly. A multitude of factors need to be considered when deciding which chapter to join. The Interfraternity Council is proud of the quality of the ten chapters represented at DePauw. As a result, the council believes it is in the best interest of each first-year man to follow the recruitment procedures and leave their options open in each round. Each of our chapters at DePauw offers a unique experience and as a council we feel it is important to give each chapter a
legitimate chance to impress you. Each first year needs to remember that a fraternity experience does not revolve around the social events a chapter hosts. The majority of your experience will be defined by weekday afternoons at your respective chapter’s house. The men that you befriend during your greek life experience will become some of your best friends in college and will create memories with you well beyond your days at DePauw, but these new relationships should not replace, but rather supplement the ones you have already built. While accepting a bid can be a defining decision in your college career, so are the decisions you make to actively maintain the relationships with your friends who have chosen not to join a chapter or those who have joined other fraternities. It is these relationships that craft the strength and uniqueness of our greek community at DePauw. Once you have joined a chapter, you will get to enjoy one of the most fun and memorable nights of your fraternity life: bid night. Bid night is a wonderful experience for any chapter’s new
members and is a chance for you to get to know your new brothers and celebrate this new milestone in your college lives. The council would like to remind every first-year man that alcohol should not define your bid night experience. While some students may choose to drink, every chapter understands that it is the individual’s decision about whether to drink or not. Many of you will choose to abstain and we are confident you will find wonderful support in that decision. If a first year chooses to drink, we would like to stress the importance of enjoying a safe bid night. Know your limits. Understand that saying no is not a bad thing, and that the night should not be defined by how much you drink, but the memories you make with your new pledge class and fraternity brothers. Good luck as you continue through the recruitment process. We cannot wait to welcome you to our historic community. Sincerely, DePauw University Interfraternity Council
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Swimmers prepare for upcoming NCAC meet By Jacob Lynn firstname.lastname@example.org
With the close of the swimming regular season, both DePauw’s men’s and women’s swimming teams have started preparing for the North Coast Ahletic Conference meet being held at Denison University from February 12-15. “We’re starting to ease off the amount of yards we swim each day and we don’t have double practices anymore,” said junior Casey Hooker. Before the season began, the men’s coaching staff and players laid out a set of goals to be completed. “We wanted to score 1,000 points at our conference meet and be one of the top ten teams in Division III swimming,” said first-year Kyle Winters. For the women, the season began in late October when they finished fourth out of seven teams in the Indiana Intercollegiates. After falling to Washington-St. Louis in their first head to head meet, the Tigers would earn their first win of the season with a 168-120 victory over NCAC rival, Wittenberg University. Angela Newlon led the way for DePauw with individual wins in the 200-meter freestyle, the 200-meter butterfly and the 400-meter individual medley at the Wittenberg University meet. The Tigers then competed in three straight multi-team invitational meets. DePauw finished second at the Patrick Woehnker Invitational hosted at Wabash. DePauw followed that up with a disappointing sixth place finish at the Total Performance Sports Camps Invitational at Kenyon College. The Tigers finished the invitational part of their schedule with a third place spot at the Washington-St. Louis Invitational. Following a tough loss to Division I Xavier, the Tigers gained momentum with blowout wins over Illinois Wesleyan and Rose-Hulman. The women closed out the regular season with a 114-173 loss on the road at Chicago University and a massive 216-13 win over the Illinois Institute of Technology. This gave the Tigers an overall record of 4-3 on the year DePauw’s men’s swimming team began their 2013-2014 campaign with a solid third place finish out of seven teams at the Indiana Intercollegiates. The men then rolled off three straight wins over Washington-St. Louis, Wittenberg, and rival Wabash College. The Tigers backed up their blowout win over Wabash by taking third at Wabash’s Patrick Woehnker Invitational, finishing just behind Olivet
Nazarene and Indianapolis. After the Patrick Woehnker Invitational, DePauw earned a fourth place finish at the Total Performance Sports Camps Invitational, finishing behind large universities such as Penn and Johns Hopkins. Following a fourth place finish at the Washington-St. Louis invitational, the Tigers took a rough 162-99 loss at Xavier in Cincinnati. Despite the losses, competing against Division I opponents is beneficial to the Tigers. “Our top end guys, who would normally finish first or second in the event, have a lot harder races than they normally would competing in Division III,” said junior Casey Hooker. “That really pushes us.” DePauw closed out the regular season winning three of their last four meets. This streak included a 195-65 win over Illinois Wesleyan and a narrow
“Our top end guys, who would normally finish first or second in the event, have a lot harder races than they normally would competing in Division III. That really pushes us.”
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Carter | continued from page 12 and couldn’t keep up that level of play (at the end of the season). By that last third, we were all burnt out.” For freshman players who were recruited by Carter a year ago, the news of the coach’s resignation was bittersweet. Elizabeth Seewer, a freshman from Louisville, Ky., says that while Carter’s resignation was saddening, she is excited for the team to move in a new direction. Seewer’s six goals and 15 points led the team last season. “The season had its ups and downs,” Seewer said. “It was amazing when we were doing well. When we lost, the mood definitely changed in a negative way.” Prior to the devastating losing streak that ended the Tigers season, Carter saw a team reminiscent of the one he had in 2012. That year, the team won six of the season’s final eight games, earning a bid to the NCAA Division III Championship in the process. The team suffered a 2-0 loss to Emory in the first round of the championship. Over his tenure, Carter received national attention for his coaching abilities and was named Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year two years in a row, in 1995 and 1996. Carter was also awarded SCAC Coach of the year twice, in 1999 and 2003. In the 13 seasons that DePauw was in the SCAC, Carter led his teams to three conference titles. In 2003, Carter’s team was 15-5-1 overall, and won all nine conference games. The team
made it to the NCAA semifinal, where they lost to Chicago in two overtimes. Carter, who graduated from Earlham College in 1986, leaves the program with a 255-155-24 record over almost a quarter century of coaching DePauw women’s soccer. He is only the second women’s soccer coach in DePauw history. As of now, athletic director Stevie Baker Watson is preparing the hunt for a new head coach. The team is under interim coach Lisa Link, DePauw’s assistant athletic director. Chloe Jacob and Ryan Konicek, two returning seniors for next season’s roster, will lead captain practices. According to Baker-Watson, the rising seniors will play an instrumental role in hiring the Tigers’ next head coach. Like Seewer, Baker-Watson is also excited for the change. “I think when you have a change in leadership, there’s a change in expectation,” said BakerWatson. “We’ve been able to bring valuable people to campus. I’m not concerned about reputation, we’ve ended up in a better place than we started.”. Baker-Watson will have a meeting with the team this Friday to start the coach recruitment process. As for new player recruits and assistant coaches on Carter’s staff, the team is keeping their fingers crossed that they will stay committed to DePauw soccer. As for the next head coach in DePauw women’s soccer, Carter has left 24 year-old shoes to fill.
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22-point win over Rose-Hulman. The Tigers then fell on the road at the University of Chicago and closed out the regular season with a 220-40 win over the Illinois Institute of Technology. The Tigers closed out the regular season with an overall record of 6-2, and both the men’s and women’s teams will head to Granville, Ohio for the NCAC Championships at Denison University beginning on February 12.
Fernitz provided his team with boosts of energy with huge blocks keeping the Fighting Scots offense at bay. Twice in quick succession during the second half Fernitz got a rise out of the hometown crowd denying shots in the lane. “Our game plan was to keep them in front of us, force them to their weak hands and communicate on defense. When you play a team like Wooster, you have to lock in a little bit better, and I think we did,” Fernitz said. Contributions came from all over the court for the Tigers with Junior point guard Frank Patton III, who had a career high 14-point performance, in addition to top scorers of the night Wilkison and Fernitz. Rounding out top scorers for the Tigers, first-year guard Luke Lattner adding 10 points off the bench. Patton commented on his contribution. “My mindset was to be aggressive. I knew what we would get out of Fern and Wilks, and I also knew Wooster didn’t have a much respect for me as a scorer. So I just wanted to be aggressive and get the ball to what we call ‘the magic spot’ and just had to make the right plays,” Patton said. With the victory the Tigers are looking to move
forward and improve as a team ahead of the NCAC and NCAA tournaments. After receiving sporadic top 25 votes over the past couple of weeks, a victory over a top five team could be exactly what DePauw needs to solidify themselves in the country rankings. “We just wanted to give these guys their first loss and show them that the DePauw Tigers are for real, and we did. We really established ourselves with that win. We’ve always had a bit of a chip on our shoulder, since the season started,” Fernitz said. The Tigers were back in action this week, as well. with another win over Denison University on Wednesday defeating the Big Red 68-63. With the win over the Big Red, DePauw climbed to 14-4 on the season with a 9-2 conference record. Denison fell to 8-10 overall and 4-7 in the NCAC. The Tigers are back in action on Saturday at the Neal Field House as the DePauw men take on Ohio Weslyan. despite solid defense from both teams. The second half was a different story, however, with the Tigers controlling much of the game.
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Tigers dominate Fighting Scots in blowout victory By Michael Jennings email@example.com
The College of Wooster’s Fighting Scots basketball team never stood a chance on Saturday as the DePauw Tigers handed them a 66-point loss with a final score of 98-32 at the Neal Field House. DePauw kicked off the scoring and never looked back with junior guard Savannah Trees leading the way. Trees led all scorers with a career high 26 points with 18 of them coming in the first half alone. The win puts the Tigers at 18-0 for the season and 9-0 in the NCAC, keeping them ranked first in both the conference and the nation. The Fighting Scots fell to 6-11 for the season and 1-9 in the NCAC keeping them in the conference cellar, a half game behind Hiram. The Tigers were firing at all cylinders from tipoff to buzzer as both offense and defense never let up. DePauw’s defense held the Fighting Scots to a mere 16 points in each half while DePauw ended the first half up by 38 in the first half alone with a score of 54-16 at the half. Most of the second half was played with reserves in for the Tigers, but even the players off the bench had no trouble shutting down Wooster at both ends of the court. The Tigers high-energy play translated from starters to reserves as the Tigers bench players continued the first half domination. First-year guard Alexa Gaumer comment-
ed on the contributions off the bench. “It was really exciting; the upperclassmen were really excited for us,” Gaumer said. “The team had so much energy and everyone was so excited, so we were just feeding off of it. We were able to go out and produce just as well. It was really fun and really exciting.” This victory counts as the 11th game won by 20 or more points this season for DePauw, giving a lot of opportunity for new and reserve players to build up minutes and experience. “It was a big confidence booster. Everyone is really happy, coach is really happy. The upperclassmen always tell us to make the best of it,” Gaumer said. As the season progresses the Tigers continue to defeat teams by large margains and are setting themselves up well for another NCAA tournament run. The Tigers have maintained their top national rank status from the beginning of the year and show no signs of letting up. The team continues to grow and gel as a unit. “We’re just going to keep making strides, keep progressing and keep getting better as a team,” Guamer said. “We’re a fun team to watch when we have so much chemistry.”
Mens’ Basketball shoots down NCAC leaders By Michael Jennings firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior guard Mike Wilkison’s first half, buzzer beater just past half court against the second ranked Fighting Scots embodied DePauw’s shooting on Saturday. Wilkison’s 23 points led the Tigers to victory. DePauw’s men’s basketball defeated the second ranked The College of Wooster’s Fighting Scots 78-74 in a closely matched battle. The Tigers shot 60 percent in the first half on their way to one of their biggest victories this season. The win saw DePauw improve to 13-4 on the year and 8-2 in the NCAC. The Fighting Scots fell to 15-2 overall and 9-1 in conference play. In the end, however, rebounding and shooting made the difference for the Tigers as they shot 66 percent from the three point range, and
junior center Tommy Fernitz collected 10 rebounds in addition to his 19 points. Especially with a top ranked team such as Wooster, the Tigers had to prepare for a tricky offense, execute on defense and keep focused. Fernitz commented on these keys to DePauw’s success. “We knew they had some strong guard play, those are obviously their best players, and they run a very NBA style offense. And rebounding was a big thing which I think we did really well,” Fernitz said. The first half was a shot-for-shot nail biter with both teams vying for the lead, with one point separating the two teams for most of the half. The half featured 13 lead changes and seven ties. Both teams were relentless in their drive to the basket
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Savannah Trees Junior
Savannah Trees is one reason the DePauw Tiger women’s basketball team has not lost a game since March 3, 2012. The 5-foot-8-inches junior from Libertyville, Ill. averages 14.2 points per game this season, leading the defending champions in points and minutes per game. Trees has been with the Tigers program since her freshman year. This past week, Trees had one of the best basketball games in her life. In a 98-32 blowout against the College of Wooster, Trees scored a career-high 26 points, almost outscoring the entire Wooster team. Trees shot 10-12, including a perfect 4-4 from behind the arc. She also dealt 4 assists in her 22 minutes of play. For her performance, Trees is awarded this week’s Tiger of the Week. We caught up with Trees prior to the team’s road trip to Ohio.
TDP Sports (TDP): To what do you attribute your growth to most? Savannah Trees (ST): I attribute my growth to my coaches and my teammates. I couldn’t ask for a better coaching staff or better teammates to push me and encourage me to get better every day. TDP: Which first year player on the team reminds you the most of yourself? ST: Lex Gaumer reminds me a little of myself, not just because we play the same position but because I can tell how determined she is and how much she loves the game of basketball. TDP: The last time you lost a game was March of 2012. Do you think the team has forgotten what it feels
like to lose a game? What long-term effect does that winning streak have? ST: I don’t think that we have forgotten what it feels like to lose. I know personally that the Carthage loss is still fresh in my memory and I’m sure that the other juniors and seniors would say the same thing. We don’t look at our record or how long it has been since we lost. We just take every game and practice one at a time. TDP: After winning the championship last year, do you think the team can reach a state of overconfidence? ST: I don’t know if it is expected that we win another championship but it is definitely one of our main goals. We’re never overconfident because it’s a new year with a new team.
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Friday, january 31, 2014
Women’s soccer coach resigns after 24-year career By Eric St. Bernard email@example.com
Carter steps down from his position after 24 years and seven NCAA Championship appearances. | Courtesy of DePauw University
For the first time since 1990, the DePauw women’s soccer program will not have coach John Carter running the show next season. After 24 seasons, seven NCAA Championship appearances, and six conference championships, Carter has decided to resign from the University. The news came to players in the form of an e-mail on Jan. 24. Senior forward Sophia Da Silveira, who has known Carter since she was twelve years old, said that while the move wasn’t a shock to her, the timing was unexpected. For athletic director Stevie BakerWatson, there was no prior knowledge that Carter intended to resign from his long-standing position. “I wasn’t aware before January that this was the route to go,’ said Baker-Watson. “I meet with him at the end of the season. As we had this conversation to recap, he saw that he’d accomplished a lot and he still has coaching in him, but he was ready to move on to something new.” DePauw University reports that Carter left the position to pursue other career activities. Both Da Silveria and Baker-Watson suspect that Carter will continue his involvement with the Olympic Development Program, a national program that trains youth players to compete in soccer competitions. Carter currently serves as the director of Indiana
Soccer. Last season, the coach led the Tigers to a 10-9 record, with a roster that featured 11 freshmen. Da Silveira, who has played under Carter for four years, was the lone senior on last season’s team. Even with their inexperience, the Tigers held first place in the NCAC standings before losing their last three regular season games. At the season’s end, five players were selected to the All- North Coast Athletic Conference team, including sophomore forward Megann Lear, who led the NCAC with eight assists. From a coaching standpoint, last year had to be one of the most challenging for Carter during his DePauw tenure. Carter lost almost all of his starters from 2012, forcing him to constantly make adjustments to the line-up. Along with having to deal with freshmen players challenging transition from high school to college, the Tigers also faced early-season injuries that left crucial players out of the line-up. Last season’s team also showed resilience, however, winning eight out of ten games after starting the year 0-4. Nevertheless, Da Silveria saw a coach that was ready for the next step. “Our team (last season) peaked too soon, the winning streak happened when the freshmen gained their confidence,” said Da Silveira. “It was one of those moments where we all peaked at once
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