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Members of Delta Gamma perform during the 2013 Greek God and Goddess competition last Friday evening at Neil Fieldhouse. Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and Delta Upsilon fraternity took first place in the competition. For the sororities,Delta Gamma and Kappa Kappa Gamma tied for second. For the fraternities, Beta Theta Pi fraternity placed second and Sigma Alpha Epsilon placed third. Greek God and Goddess is no longer hosted during Greek Week, but rather as a separate event co-hosted by Panhelenic Council and Interfraternity Council. CLARISSA ZINGRAF / THE DEPAUW
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Though the faculty meeting had officially adjourned, the discussion on potential Winter Term changes continued well afterward. The Winter Term proposed changes were a hot topic among faculty, and discussion began during the faculty meeting. Larry Stimpert, vice president of academic affairs, began his remarks on possible Winter Term changes during yesterday’s faculty meeting with the idea of writing a narrative for DePauw. “If we don’t write our own narrative, others will,” Stimpert said at the meeting. The proposal, which will be modified and discussed in future open forums, features a two week long Winter Term and be optional for students. During the meeting, Stimpert said that he sees the main problem being consistency with the value of on-campus offerings. “It’s surprising how many times a remarkable Winter Term experience comes up as one of the best experiences that [students] had at DePauw,” Stimpert said. “And yet that’s not always the case. You’re well aware of other experiences at the other end of that extreme.” Stimpert was alluding to binge drinking on campus during Winter Term, known to students as “The Winter Term Challenge.” “One faculty member told me, somebody’s going to die before we do something about this,” Stimpert said. “That’s pretty dramatic, but there is a serious drinking problem associated with Winter Term on campus.” During the meeting, Stimpert proposed a “minimally invasive procedure” of assigning grades, instead of pass or fail, to Winter Term classes to combat the heavy drinking culture. “If you can accomplish a lot by not doing much, that’s always a great course of action,” Stimpert said. He noted that of the radical options, while eliminating
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International students seem to be having a tougher time when it comes to finding jobs after graduation than their domestic counterparts. Many prospective students are drawn to DePauw because of its positive after-graduation statistics. According to the exit survey taken by the class of 2013, which 75 percent of the class responded to, around 30 percent of the class of 2013 was attending graduate school, 59 percent was employed, and 7 percent had been awarded national fellowships. Of DePauw’s current 267 international exchange students, Loutfi Jirari, director of international student services, estimates that 60 percent will go on to graduate school, while around 20 percent will remain in the U.S. to work and 20 percent will return to their native country. These numbers are staggeringly different. The highest percentages gravitate towards very different occupations after undergraduate, with domestic students having greater numbers of employment, while international students trend towards graduate school. It is difficult to say if this is by choice though. “There are inherent challenges in the job search when you are an international student,” Jirari said. Among these challenges are limited career paths, the necessity of visas and sponsorship and even the search for companies willing to hire international students. “One of the challenges is that international students come under student
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Visas,” Raj Bellani, dean of experiential learning and career planning, said. International students have two different work opportunities under a student visa: Optional Practical Training (OPT) which allows international students to stay a year after graduation for work-study without getting a new visa, or Curricular Practical Training (CPT) which grants international students the ability to complete internships while completing their undergraduate degrees.
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“These are designations that allow international students to get real workstudy experience,” Bellani said. “But there’s a time limit. And when that time limit is done, they either have to leave the U.S. or get sponsored by a U.S. based sponsor.” Sponsorship by a U.S. company is necessary for any international students wishing to remain in the U.S. to work for any amount of time over what is granted them by the OPT. This is where post-graduation plans for inter-
national students become complicated. “One, it’s expensive to sponsor someone,” Associate Director of Career Services Erin Mahoney said. “And two, often companies can’t justify it to the U.S. government that there’s no one else who has this skill set and that they need to bring in someone not from the U.S.” These problems make American companies unlikely to sponsor international students, not just from DePauw but everywhere. “All the liberal arts institutions are struggling with this issue of how to work with international students and work with these companies,” Bellani said. Junior Shudi Li, who is from China, feels that there’s truth to Bellani’s statement. “At the University of Illinois’ Career Fair, there will be nearly one hundred companies,” Li said. “But I’ll tell you, as long as you use the filter [online] that allows you to look at which of those companies will hire you and sponsor visas, there were only eight companies.” However, Li also feels that the Hubbard Career Center has not been as helpful as it could have been with her search for a summer internship. “The Hubbard Center doesn’t pay much attention to [international students],” she said. “And I don’t mean to say anything bad about them but they don’t seem to be putting an effort towards helping us.” When it came to setting up her own internship, Li said, “I basically used my own connections.” Senior Mami Oyamada, who is from Japan and is the president of the International Student Association, agrees that DePauw’s career services for inter-
national students, a complicated process at best, could be improved. “Someone at the Bar will direct a student to someone, who will direct the student to someone else. So it’s like, where is this going?” Oyamada said. “If we could have one person at the Bar who could specialize in helping international students, and at least give them a direction it would be so helpful.” Mahoney is hopeful that this help is on its way. She plans to soon have two international peer advisors at the Bar as employees. These employees will be able to answer many questions that international students have from the unique perspective of being international themselves and having been trained by Hubbard Center staff. “We will really help them prep, so that they will then be able to explain to their cohorts here at DePauw how to navigate this,” Mahoney said. The government regulations and red tape make finding a U.S. job after graduation difficult no matter the university. While DePauw and the Hubbard Center do what they can, some international students wish for more guidance. However, Jirari stressed that for the talented and focused at DePauw, there are always opportunities. “We have international students who work at Google, international students who work at Microsoft,” Jirari said. “So students who are really bright, who are really focused, and who work super hard do get jobs.”
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“Promoting Consent, Preventing Coercion,” gives students the tools to recognize and prevent sexual assault
Dr. Alan Berkowitz abandons the podium to directly address the audience during his speech “Promoting Consent, Preventing Coerion: What Men & Women Can Do to Preveent Sexual Assault” Monday evening in Kresge Auditorium. SUNNY STRADER/THE DEPAUW By NETTIE FINN firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Alan Berkowitz’s talk on “Promoting Consent, Preventing Coercion: What Men and Women can do to Prevent Sexual Assault,” gave audience members the knowledge necessary to recognize
experience as little self-blame as possible. He also discussed how intervention should occur before sexual assault has occurred. The five possible parts of a positive intervention method include talking to others, confronting the person, creating a distraction, removing the potential victim and calling for help. Students at the event felt that many of Berkowitz’s tips would be helpful in the everyday culture on DePauw’s campus. “I found it to be a much more positively enforced lecture,” Terlep said. “I felt that it was much more constructive and practical.” Sophomore Ellie Crawford added that “Promoting Consent, Preventing Coercion,” caused her to think more carefully about the importance of bystander intervention. “I think I’ll change the way I go about going out, I’m going to do my best to get involved and not let anything happen if I see it happening,” she said. According to Berkowitz, there are numerous positive results when students are armed against sexual assault. “We’re really talking about creating a healthy culture where people can thrive and grow and really make the best of themselves, he said, “because they’re not afraid of unwelcome sexual experiences,”
DSG discusses communication, community events at first meeting By ARTHUR SMALL email@example.com
At their first meeting of the year, DePauw Student Government laid the groundwork for the rest of their term. The leaders of DSG outlined the roles, responsibilities, and positions of Student Government for new assembly members at the meeting Sunday evening. The introduction included valuable information about who to contact in certain situations. Senior Walker Chance, student body president, also introduced new communication techniques that Student Government is implementing this school year. These new efforts include a DSG Google Calendar and a Google form for student feedback. The Google Calendar, administered by Student Government
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and prevent sexual assault on campus, and everywhere. According to Berkowitz, who arrived Monday night in Kresge Auditorium armed with plenty of facts and figures, a lot of the problem can be traced to “underestimation.” “People tend to think there’s less of the prob-
lem than there really is,” he said. Berkowitz added that around 30 percent of college women have experienced sexual assault, while that number for men is 10 percent. Berkowitz feels that underestimation leads to a failure to come forward and to what he calls, “pluralistic ignorance.” “This type of ignorance exists when the majority incorrectly feels that it is in the minority,” he said. Sophomore Mickey Terlep felt that one of the most important things he gained from listening to Berkowitz was the knowledge that such a thing as pluralistic ignorance exists. “As far as talking to other people and avoiding that pluralistic ignorance I would change what I’m doing now to make sure I’m talking to people and sharing what I see,” Terlep said. Unfortunately, because of this pluralistic ignorance combined with underestimation, many men and women who have experienced sexual assault are afraid to come forward. Even Berkowitz himself admitted to being guilty of underestimation. He shared his personal experience with sexual assault: his sister admitted to being a victim of sexual assault in high school 40 years after it happened. “Instead of asking, ‘why didn’t she tell me?’ I asked, ‘What could I have done so that she was comfortable telling me,’” he said. Berkowitz stressed the necessity of talking openly with victims, as well as ensuring that they
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secretary junior Colleen McArdle was created in hopes of increasing communication across all clubs regarding when and where events are taking place. Student Government hopes that this will help to prevent event overlap and increase participation in the events planned by student organizations. Mark Weiss, the head of Allocations Board, spoke about the basics surrounding DePauw’s allocations process. He reminded everyone in attendance that Allocations Board meet every Sunday at 9:00 p.m. in Julian 300, during which time organizations can access the board to discuss event-by-event funding. He also informed all student organizations that budgets for the spring 2014 semester are due on Nov. 17. Weiss concluded by nominating senior Crystal Ramdas to fill the vacant position on the Allocations Board. The assembly unanimously confirmed the nomination. Chance asked for student support at the Dine on the Square event
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this Saturday. The event will showcase local restaurants while helping to raise money for United Way. Chance then informed the body that DePauw and Wabash have a competition between the two schools to see which one can raise the most money by halftime of the Monon Bell Classic. He charged anyone with an idea for a Monon Bell T-shirt to submit it to him for the annual campus-wide T-shirt design competition. The meeting concluded on a positive note with senior Olivia Flores, vice president of the student body, expressing her desire to make assembly meetings less dreary this year, while simultaneously reform ing some of the issues the executive board sees in Student Government. “We’ve already done a lot, we have changes we want to make,” Flores said. “We have the power to do it.”
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• Public indecency • Made contact with house representation / verbal warning issued | Time: 1:46 a.m. | Place: Delta Tau Delta fraternity
• Assist event coordinator - shutting down event • Event ended / subjects left event location | Time: 11:06 p.m. | Place: Union Building ballroom
• Welfare check • Officer checked area / unable to locate subject | Time: 1:53 a.m. | Place: Locust St.
• Hazard - broken bottles / Noise loud music • Made contact with house representation/ verbal warning issued | Time: 12:42 a.m. | Place: Delta Tau Delta fraternity
• Hazard - failure to comply • Forwarded to Community Standards | Time: 2:41 a.m. | Place: Alpha Tau Omega fraternity
• Suspicious activity • Officer checked area / unable to locate subject | Time: 11:36 p.m. | Place: Lucy Rowland Hall
• Medical • Transported to Putnam County Hospital | Time: 12:53 p.m. | Place: Hogate Hall
• Alcohol violation • Released / Forwarded to Community Standards | Time: 12:50 a.m. | Place: Longden Hall
• Assist Greencastle Police Department - locate subject • Greencastle Police Department took call | Time: 3:15 p.m. | Place: West Walnut St.
• Theft of volleyball net • Pending | Time: unknown | Place: Beta Theta Pi fraternity lawn
• Alcohol violation • Released to custody of friend / forwarded to Community Standards | Time: 1:19 a.m. | Place: Humbert Hall
• Public indecency • Officer checked area / unable to locate subjects | Time: 7:07 p.m. | Place: Anderson St.
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Faculty Meeting | continued from page 1 Winter Term altogether has not been a serious proposal, making it a full course has been. He referred back to his previous experience with Colorado College, in which all courses are taught in three and a half week modules, each for one credit. “You’d be surprised what you can teach in a three and a half week course that’s intensively taught,” Stimpert said. “When I came, that’s actually what I thought Winter Term looked like.” Faculty members did not seem satisfied with the closing discussions though. After the meeting concluded, faculty members stayed for an informal discussion of the Winter Term proposal. Political science professor Brett O’Bannon, had difficulty seeing how shortening Winter Term would addressed the problems. “The reason I’m concerned is that international travel takes time and particularly international travel off the standard path,” O’Bannon said. “I don’t quite see what problem gets addressed by shortening it.” Stimpert recognized the frustration and said, “The sense is take everything that’s good and squish it.” It was suggested, both in the proposal and the
forum, that the weekends before and after Winter Term be used for travel. Kevin Kinney, professor of biology, noted that the Winter Term he leads has airfare that is several hundred dollars cheaper if they go after Jan. 6. On the other hand, Susan Hahn, professor of English, was in support of the new proposal because of the flexibility of it for both faculty and students. “I know schools that have gone to this model after having very successful required Winter Terms, but then over time it sort of degenerated and lost some of its pizazz and intensity,” Hahn said. Hahn, however, did not specify which schools have successfully implemented an optional Winter Term. The faulty also attempted to address the distinction between students who can or cannot afford to go on a Winter Term trip. “It seems unfortunate that only some can afford to participate and others not,” Clarissa Peterson, professor of political science said. Anne Harris, professor of art and art history, said Winter Term becoming more flexible and optional may be good, but she also noted the inability for some students to participate. “I don’t know how we can make students not pay tuition but be responsible for the cost of travel
and fees be anything but turning this into tour guides for the wealthiest students,” Harris said. She suggested approaching a donor and writing a narrative of DePauw in which each student gets to go on one of these off campus trips. Her comments received a “here here” from fellow faculty members. “I would like to see a more conscious linking of fall courses to Winter Term experiences,” said Debbie Geis, professor of English. The idea of encouraging students to take a semester abroad instead of a short three week trip repeatedly came up too. Joe Heithaus, professor of English, noted that having more students involved with off campus study would help another goal of the university. “If we get a bunch of students away from here, then the 3-2 load becomes a hell of a lot more doable,” Heithaus said. The 3-2 system, which has only been talked about as a goal of Stimpert’s, would have professors teaching three classes one semester and two the next. Stimpert said that he thought that the meeting was civil and raised some good points to consider. Throughout October, there will be additional meetings for faculty as well as an open forum for students to raise their concerns about potential changes to Winter Term.
FACULTY MEETING MINUTES Faculty carried a motion to approve new courses for Religious Studies: Jewish Writers, Wisdom & the Parables of Jesus, Religion & the Meaning of Life, Modern Islam, Women & Gender in Islam, and Bob Marley, Caribbean Religion and Culture Faculty carried a motion to change the requirements to the Computer Science Major by: Requiring the new 0.5 credit writing class, dropping one of the required courses at the 300/400 level, and adding an allied course requirement
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CHARLIE’S CHILL & GRILL Charlie’s Chill and Grill provides great ice cream options on the cheap amid a clean, modern-feeling environment. The restaurant, which is still in pristine condition from its 2013 opening, offers ample indoor seating as well as a drive-through option. Flat screen televisions allow you to sit in a booth or chair and take in a football game while chowing down on hot dogs, burgers and sweet treats. With soft-serve ice cream starting at just a dollar for a cup or cone, the dessert options are a steal. We indulged in a strawberry sundae that towered high (even though we sampled the smallest size). Creamy
vanilla soft serve in a styrofoam cup serves as a base to sweet and tangy strawberry topping, whipped cream and two cherries on top. An extensive dessert menu at Charlie’s also features cones and cups of soft serve, floats, twisters (which grind toppings up into soft serve creating a treat similar to Dairy Queen’s Blizzard), shakes and sundaes. The restaurant also features deals regularly, including $2 shakes. Charlie’s is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays until 11 p.m. and is located on 424 S. Bloomington St.
DAIRY CASTLE The DePauw and Greencastle favorite when it comes to ice cream provides homemade hard ice cream, soft serve and a host of heartier meal options to accompany any sweet treat. The small “castle” painted bright orange with various sea creatures painted on its exterior hosts indoor and outdoor seating along with a drive-through. We tried a Dairy Castle specialty, the Brownie Fantasy sundae. A mountain of rich chocolate brownie served as a bed to vanilla ice cream, walnuts, hot fudge, whipped cream and a cherry on top. Between three
ice cream eaters, we left the restaurant completely full and crashing after the sugar high. The massive menu and very reasonable prices make Dairy Castle a great option for a sweet treat, but unfortunately, the restaurant will close for the winter this Friday. Restaurant owners say they will open around President’s Day in February. Green Castle is open the remainder of this week from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and is located 801 Indianapolis Rd.
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Dairy Queen Grill and Chill, a new addition to the Greencastle restaurant scene, opened in June at 40 Putnam Place off of Route 231. The restaurant chain that boasts soft serve in various sundae, shake, malt and blizzard formations offers ice cream concoctions of the month, including the pumpkin pie blizzard, which we sampled on our ice cream expedition. The signature blue Dairy Queen emblazoned cup filled to the brim with pumpkin pie flavored soft serve accented with crunchy cookie bites and topped with whipped
With 11 different flavors and over 20 toppings, there are endless possibilities for dessert combinations at Green Apple Frogurt. Flavors range from the typical vanilla and chocolate to more exotic and unusual flavors such as sea salt caramel pretzel and keylime pie. Even when topped off with M&Ms, Oreos or chocolate sauce frozen yogurt is a low-fat alternative to other ice cream options in town. For those looking for an even healthier treat, yogurt can be topped with fruit or granola.
topping and pumpkin pie spice was a delight to the eyes and the taste buds. We dipped red plastic spoons into the cool treat and savored the sweet tastes of fall. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating in a classic fast food environment. The place is still immaculate from its opening, though not comfortable enough for sitting a long spell in the hard plastic chairs and booths. At over $3 for a small blizzard, this isn’t the cheapest of options, but Dairy Queen does offer a wide variety of dessert options.
The modern decor, comfy couches and TVs offer a relaxing hang out spot to catch up with friends after class. Plus it’s affordable – yogurt is weighed by the ounce, so you pay for exactly as much as you get. Green Apple Frogurt is open on Sunday through Thursday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Friday through Saturday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and is located at 306 E. Washington St. across from Clark Gas Station.
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Bystander intervention: a necessary conversation topic ANNELISE DELCAMBRE
ystander intervention. When you first hear it, it sounds like an intimidating topic. But however taboo or daunting it may seem, it’s something we can’t avoid talking about at DePauw. Let’s face it: when you couple an active party / binge drinking culture and hookup culture with the easilyaccessed social venue for these activities that greek houses provide, there are going to be some “blurred lines,” so to speak. DePauw’s administration has done a stellar job the past couple of years to bring issues of discrimination, sexual assault and hate crimes to the forefront of campus dialogue. Specifically, in the last year or so, thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, we’ve been able to implement a bystander intervention program through the Violence Intervention Program (VIP) headed by Jeanette Johnson-Licon. The VIP brought in Dr. Alan Berkowitz who has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Los Angeles area to speak to both students and faculty / staff this week on bystander intervention. Berkowitz specializes in couples counseling and relationship conflict, therapy for anxiety and depression, and addiction counseling. As a close friend of the victim of
the hate crime committed on Halloween night at DePauw in 2011 and a rape survivor, I understand personally the importance of bystander intervention. I was there that night when people were just standing around when my friend got thrown out of a party, verbally harassed for his gender performance and sexual orientation and was literally forced to crawl out of a fraternity house to safety. What were those watching thinking? Did someone intervene? Did anyone want to intervene? Were they too scared to speak up? How did this incident make other potential victims feel in this social situation? We’ll never know; what’s done is done. But I can’t help but wonder how situations like that could be alleviated by a secure and internalized knowledge and practice of bystander intervention. Berkowitz’s talk focused on a more clearly organized strategy to bystander intervention than someone who has not be trained professionally in this line of work, such as us students, could put together. He presents stages of bystander behavior in four steps: “Notice the event. Interpret it as a problem. Feel responsible for dealing with it. Have the necessary skills to act.” Berkowitz said that a passive bystander is someone who ‘stands by’ and does not do anything when they notice a problematic situation or behavior even though they may find the behavior to be problematic. For almost all health and social justice
problems there are bystanders. Also, individuals can be taught to overcome their inhibitions to intervene and learn skills to do so effectively, and most people underestimate the willingness of their peers to be part of the solution. Bystanders who act have the ability to create an inhospitable climate for risk behaviors and their perpetrators and to intervene to prevent harm. Berkowitz provides four overall strategies for dealing with bystander intervention. One is to develop mutually reinforcing, synergistic programs to foster a comprehensive environment of change. However, one intervention alone or disconnected interventions will not change the climate sufficiently enough to reduce problems. Also, interventions must be culturally appropriate and tailored to the community. And finally, we must engage leaders to foster healthy norms and model desired behaviors. Berkowitz’s information is highly relevant to our campus climate, and, though academic, it can be applied to daily situations on campus – whether it be a kegger at a fraternity house, non gender-conforming dress / presentation, a racist remark or a passed out first-year female in a dormitory hall. All of these situations can be handled in a safe, productive and synergistic manner by implementing tactics of bystander intervention. —Delcambre is a senior vocal performance and Women’s Studies major from Greensboro, N.C.
e pat each other on the back too often at DePauw for being the ‘cream-of-the-crop.’ Students have so much going on in his or her lives, from class to sports to greek life. We have our calendars perfectly planned out, but it never ceases to amaze me how little DePauw students know about what is going on in the world outside of the DePauw bubble. Do not get me wrong; I have been exposed to some of the most important intellectual and social mentors during my time at DePauw. This is not an indictment of the entire student body, as many DePauw students are up-to-date on current events. But those that do fall into the category of
ignorance really worry me. The exceptional nature of DePauw students is reinforced on a daily basis, and while I do agree that DePauw is a place where future leaders are molded, most students need to do more than ‘socialize’ outside of class to mature into adults. I have noticed this phenomenon intermittently during my time at DePauw, but it was made clear last week when a student in one of my classes asked what it meant for the government to shut down. If we are the best and brightest, what can we say about those in our generation that are not as talented? Personally, I do not want to think about that. Please everyone, educate yourself. It will do all of us a favor. I realize that as a political science major I am probably more likely to actively seek out news than some people, but a general background on major events is not difficult to attain. It will take
five to ten minutes out of your day and makes for scintillating conversation over an ice-cold Hamm’s during a weekend ‘get-together.’ If your excuse is that you’re too busy to stay updated I have a few tips for you (exciting, I know). To start, change your browser home screen from Facebook to something more worthwhile. Personally, mine is the Huffington Post, but if that news source does not speak to your innerliberal, pick a source that is more your style. I do not care what you read, just read it. If immediately knowing who most recently liked your entirely too-staged profile picture is more important to you than understanding what is going on in our world some might call you a lost cause. Alas, I hold out hope! The nifty social media site called Twitter might be the way to cure your ailment. Instead of following the third most popular
North West parody account, opt for CNN News. Then you will be forced to educate yourself. I promise you will not regret it. Training yourself to absorb more than the bare minimum your professors assign will help you in the long run. While you might think I am condescending for writing this, remember that the “real world” is not going to respond sensitively to your lack of knowledge. By making a concerted effort to make a habit out of staying informed, you will not to be forced to play catch-up later on in life. If you do not believe me, I would suggest you not take a class with Professor Bruce Stinebrickner, unless you want him to stand on furniture. —– Small is a senior history and political science double major from Zionesville, Ind. firstname.lastname@example.org
TouchID: a technological advancement or a security flaw? JACKSON MOTE
ith all of the sensitive data that smartphone users store on their devices, it is important to have some sort of security. In a security briefing about iPhones, Apple stated that more than 50 percent of iPhone users do not use the passcode feature. This presents a major security risk for those users because their data is thus liable to being stolen or viewed by unwanted parties. If an iPhone thief gets a phone without a passcode, the device can be restored and all of your data erased easily. That being said, it is essential to have some sort of security on your device whether it is Apple, Android or a different smartphone. When Apple introduced the iPhone 5S on Sept. 20, they added numerous internal part improve-
ments and introduced a flagship feature called TouchID. This improvement to the home button allows the user to scan their fingerprint(s) to gain entry to their 5S. This method of security is much quicker than typing a passcode and more secure than a four digit numeric passcode. Naturally, questions began to arise about the about the overall security of using your fingerprint to unlock a device. Apple responded to scrutiny of their storage of fingerprint data by showing that an actual fingerprint image is not saved. Instead, the 5S saves a mathematical representation of your fingerprint that is not possible to be reimaged into a photo of your print. Furthermore, the 5S utilizes a Security Enclave that separates the mathematical representation of your fingerprint from the A7 processing chip and the rest of the iOS software. No other apps can access your fingerprint data and Apple servers do not remotely upload your data. The only biometric software that can ac-
cess your finger’s representation is TouchID. Apple stated “Security is only as secure as its weakest point” and the company will strive to keep the level of security in this software extremely high for its users. Within five days of the 5S release, a German group of hackers known as the Chaos Computer Club, took credit for bypassing the biometric security of the TouchID and hacked into an iPhone 5S. The hacker known as Starbug did this by taking a fingerprint off of the back of a test iPhone 5S and printing it to paper. The print was then transcribed to a circuit board and after several chemical applications a dummy print had emerged. Starbug stated that the hack took roughly 30 hours to gain access and that the average iPhone thief would not be able to pull off such a complex technologic process. I have a firm belief in Apple’s statements that they do not save fingerprint data to their servers and that this data is only saved locally.
Flaws exist in many security systems these days and are no stranger to iOS. However, Apple is able to update their software over the air and will continue to do so as flaws are presented. The company is known for quickly addressing problems and I expect them to continue this trend. I’m glad that Apple is straightforward with their security procedures because several government security agencies must be licking their lips over the thought of acquiring this fingerprint data. Bonus iOS tip for the greek population at DePauw: you can now use the greek alphabet in your text passcode.
PHOTOPINION What do you think student government has accomplished so far this year? “I think DSG has done a great job planning the Gold Zone Tailgate, the first year jungle party, and the community dine on the square.” CODY WATSON, junior “Besides knowing that there have been elections, I am unaware of anything that student government has done this year.” DANIEL MOSBARGER, sophomore “I don’t know anything they’ve accomplished.”
BONNIE RICE, sophomore “I don’t know what they’ve done. It seems like it has been mostly organizational.”
— Mote is a sophomore from Indianapolis, Ind. whose major is undecided. email@example.com
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
Wooster snaps women’s win streak, Men trump Fighting Scots
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WEEKEND SCOREBOARD OCTOBER 4-7
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
Finished 4th (/18) at Pre-National meet, hosted by Hanover College. Totaled 153 points.
(0-4) Lost 21-42 against Denison
(17-1) Won 3-0 against Kenyon
Finished 7th (/19) at Pre-National meet, hosted by Hanover College. Totaled 243 points
10/05 @ Wittenberg 2pm
The Tigers shot a 584, winning the Wabash Classic. Senior Charlie Castino finished the tournament in third place with a 145.
Above and to the left, sophomore Megann Lear keeps the ball away from Birmingham-Southern in the game on Sunday, Sept. 29 that ended in the Tigers winning 2 - 1. Above and to the right, senior David Large runs for the ball during the game on Saturday, Sept. 14. The Tigers won 3 - 0. CLARISSA ZINGRAF / THE DEPAUW By JACOB LYNN email@example.com
The DePauw men’s and women’s soccer teams traveled together to the College of Wooster this weekend to take on the Fighting Scots. The women were the first to play, and their six game winning streak was snapped as they dropped their contest to Wooster 2-0. With the loss, DePauw fell to 6-5 on the season and 2-1 in NCAC play. DePauw was never really able to get their offensive attack in gear and were outshot 10-2 in the first half. The Fighting Scots grabbed an early lead in the sixteenth minute when Kathleen Kalafatis put a shot behind Tiger goalkeeper Emma Cooper. The Tigers were able to keep Wooster from scoring again, and limped into halftime trailing 1-0. The second half was much of the same though as Wooster continued to dominate possession. The Tigers struggled to move the ball downfield against a tough Wooster defense and weren’t able to put a
shot on net in the half. At the midpoint of the second half, Wooster’s Kennedy Payne tallied an important insurance goal to make it 2-0. With a two-goal lead, Wooster was able to sit back defensively and prevent DePauw from getting anything going. For the Tigers, this marked their first loss in the last six games. The women have been able to salvage the season after a rough 0-4 start. The Tiger women look to start a new winning streak this Wednesday night when they take on Greenville at Boswell Field. Following the women’s game, the men took on the Fighting Scots as well. After a scoreless draw with Kenyon in their previous game that ended DePauw’s ten game winning streak to start the season, the Tigers were looking for a bounce back performance. Seventeen minutes into the game, Wooster’s Matt Parmelee was issued a red card and that forced the Fighting Scots to play the remainder of the
WOMEN’S SOCCER 7 p.m. Wednesday against Greenville at Boswell Field
game with only ten men. The obvious benefit of this was that it allowed the explosive Tiger offense to play at a much faster pace and capitalize with one less defender on the field. As a result, just six minutes later, Andy Morrison put the Tigers up 1-0. With the goal, Morrison moved into the top ten goal scorers in Tiger history. “Andy’s goal gave us a huge boost going into the second the second half,” freshman forward Julian Gonzalez said. “After the tie to Kenyon, this was exactly what we needed to get ourselves going.” Just ten minutes into the second half, Adrian Ables scored with an assist from Julian Gonzalez to give DePauw a huge insurance marker. However, despite the man advantage, the DePauw offense played sluggishly and was completely non-existent down the stretch. For the remainder of the game, the shorthanded Fighting Scots dominated the possession and tempo as they generated multiple scoring opportunities. However, Tiger goalkeeper Jacob Pezzuto was ready for the chal-
UP NEXT FOR THE TIGERS
lenge. Pezzuto made two crucial saves with under ten minutes left to preserve the DePauw lead. DePauw went on to win 2-0 and continue their undefeated season as they improved to 11-0-2. The Fighting Scots fell to 2-6-1 on the season and are still looking for their first NCAC win. With the shutout, Pezzuto has now kept opposing offenses off the board in his last five halves played. “We know we didn’t play our best game against Kenyon, but it’s good for our momentum to be able to bounce back and get this huge win,” Gonzalez said after the game. Tenth ranked, the Tigers will have the next week off as they prepare for one of the biggest games in school history this Saturday against Ohio Wesleyan University. The Battling Bishops come roaring into Boswell Field as the top ranked division III squad, sporting a spectacular 11-0 record. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday.
7 p.m. Saturday against Ohio Wesleyan at Boswell Field
Women: (6-5) Lost against Wooster 0-2
Men: (11-0-1) Won against Wooster 2-0
(9-3) Won 4-0 against Wittenberg
Football still winless, set to take on Oberlin at Old Gold By ERIC ST. BERNARD firstname.lastname@example.org
After suffering a 42-21 loss at Denison University this past Saturday, head coach Bill Lynch is still winless as Tigers’ head coach. At Denison, the Tigers took a 14-point lead in the first half of play. Junior J.D. Robinson took a 34 yard pass from first-year quarterback Matt Hunt to the end zone, only five plays into the contest. It was the first time the Tigers held a lead all season. Later in the first quarter, the Tigers increased their lead on a 19-yard touchdown run by senior halfback Nikko Sansone. Sansone finished the game with 78 net yards rushing and 149 all purpose yards. Sansone’s total accounted for slightly more than half of DePauw’s 297 total offensive yards. Hunt, a Heritage Christian High School graduate who has taken the starting quarterback duties from sophomore Justin Murray, finished the game with 12 completions out of 19 attempts, and 219 total passing yards. He has thrown for a total of 442 yards in his first two games as a college athlete. “Hunt looks real good for us,” wide out Robinson said. “He’s been a leader even as a freshman. The teams glad to have him.” Murray, who stands at 6 feet 2 inches and weighs 220 pounds, has been moved to the defensive side
of the ball after a year and a half under center for the Tigers. Sansone, who transferred from the University of Missouri in 2011, is averaging close to five yards per carry in the teams’ first four games of the season. After no rushing attempts in the team’s first game
“We stay together as a team. People are gonna make mistakes. The trick is to stay together through peaks and valleys.”
- J.D. ROBINSON, JUNIOR
at Sewanee University of the South and only four against Wittenberg University, Sansone has been given 18 rushing carries in each of the teams’ past two games. Sansone is currently on pace for 1,218 all purpose yards for the season. If those numbers are
achieved, Sansone will find himself at 11th on the schools all-purpose yards gained in a season. Former wide receiver John Stephens currently holds the record, gaining 1,964 all-purpose yards in the 2001 season. Sansone and Hunt are two shining lights in the Tigers’ gloomy start thus far. While the offensive unit has shown improvements, the defense has given up 115 points in the Tigers’ last three games. Since their 10-7 season opening loss at Sewanee, the defense gave up 461 yards against Wittenberg. They followed up allowing 398 total yards against Kenyon. This past weekend, the team surrendered 487 offensive yards to Denison, who now stand at 4-1. Despite the performances, Robinson stressed the importance of team chemistry and unity in the Tigers’ rough start. “We stay together as a team,” Robinson said. “People are gonna make mistakes. The trick is to stay together through peaks and valleys. Its important that we trust our defense.” One of the biggest problems for the defensive unit is their lack of resistance for opposing red zone offenses. Thus far, opponents have a 95-percent chance of scoring when they reach within their own twenty-yard line. Furthermore, of the 17 times they were scored against, 15 of them were touchdowns.
In the second half alone, Denison outgunned the Tigers in yardage 338-83. The Big Red scored three touchdowns in the third quarter. Denison quarter back Brandon Sklenar, a junior, ran for two touchdowns and threw for three. The last Denison touchdown came with DePauw already far out of reach and 3:39 left in the game. Nevertheless, the team is excited for Old Gold at Blackstock Stadium, where they will take on Oberlin College at 1p.m. The University will officially be naming its stadium in honor of former head coach Nick Mourouzis. Mourouzis, considered an icon in the athletic program, is the school’s all time leader in football coaching victories. Both Mourouzis and Lynch are members of the Indiana Football Hall of Fame. The team hopes the added intensity to the Old Gold game transfers to the scoreboard. “This is going to be a big game,” sophomore defensive back Adam Folta said. “I’m looking forward to a win, its about time.”
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
Monon Bell Game tickets available to DePauw community until Friday Students can access free admission passes via their e-services accounts THE DEPAUW REPORTS email@example.com
With the Monon Bell Classic set for Saturday, Nov. 16, DePauw has commenced complimentary ticket distribution to its students, faculty and staff. In order to retrieve tickets, the DePauw community will need to retrieve their ‘Brown Paper Tickets Code’ off e-services. Then, fans must go to the Monon Bell Game ticket site at brownpapertickets.com, where they can retrieve their free ticket with their personal access code. The deadline for students, faculty and staff to retrieve the free tickets is Friday, Oct. 11. The general public can purchase tickets to the game after Oct. 14 by visiting the Monon Bell game site.
Due to the anticipation of the annual rivalry, there is a limit of eight tickets for each transaction. The game will be aired nationally on AXSTV, an entertainment television channel. Last year, the Tigers suffered a 23-0 loss to Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind. The Tigers are looking to recapture the Monon Bell for the first time in five years.
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