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Showin’ off their Monon moves


Tigers clip Wabash in swimming, disc pages 11 and 12

Dorms rank nationally in energy-saving contest DePauw among 40 universities competing for Campus Conservation Nationals page 3

Junior Maggie Erzinger, a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority, dances alongside Delta Upsilon fraternity members junior Garrett Nickell and sophomore Quinn Carrico during the houses’ routine for the Ring Sing Monon Pep Rally in Lilly Center’s Neal Fieldhouse Thursday night. Pi Phi and DU won the dance portion of the weeklong Ring Sing competition hosted by Alpha Chi Omega sorority, while Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, Sigma Chi fraternity and Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority won the overall contest as a team. Alpha Chi charged one dollar admission to raise money for domestic violence awareness. Margaret Distler/The DePauw




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With ‘Assassins’ game, students hunt and ‘kill’ pages 6-7

inside in our 20-page pull-out section:

Alex Koors, DPU’s humble All-American

Students predict the game’s results and much, much more

ONLINE NOW AT THEDEPAUW.COM : DePauw students invade Wabash, filming their search for the Monon Bell.

2 | Happenings campuscrime

The DePauw | Friday, Nov. 12, 2010

Omega Phi Beta and friends ‘Take Back the Night’

VOL. 159, ISSUE 20

Nov. 8 • Theft of laptop — unsecured • Pending | Time: unknown | Place: Green Center for Performing Arts

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Nov. 9 • Domestic disturbance • Subjects located/verbal warning issued | Time: 12:33 p.m. | Place: The Inn at DePauw/Ashley Square Cinema lot

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• Medical • Ambulance dispatched/ transported to Wellness Center | Time: 1:17 p.m. | Place: Julian Mathematics and Science Center

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Nov. 11 • Noise ­­— loud music/people • Made contact with house representation/verbal warning issued | Time: 2 a.m. | Place: Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity SOURCE: PUBLIC SAFETY TO SEE THE FULL BLOTTER VISIT: HTTP://WWW.DEPAUW.EDU/STUDENT/SAFETY

Corrections and Clarifications In the article “Men’s soccer: Denied playoff bid, squad looks forward,” which appeared on page 14 of the Nov. 9 issue, the men’s soccer team’s record was misstated. The season finished with the squad’s record at 14-2-2. In the Nov. 5 issue, a photo accompanying the column “Support Tigers tonight, be a part of defining moment,” misidentified a soccer player. Senior Alex Johnson is the second person from right in the photo. In the article “Proposed housing-lottery overhaul provides class-based options,” which appeared on page 3 of the Nov. 9 issue, student options in the new housing system were not entirely accurate. In the new system, juniors would have their pick of Rector Village, houses, apartments and dorms on campus. Seniors would have all those choices plus duplexes, while sophomores would live in dorms.

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Students, led by sophomore Isaiah Holmes, march toward the city square during Omega Phi Beta sorority’s “Take Back The Night” Wednesday night. The event seeks to raise awareness about domestic violence and women who face the anxiety of walking alone at night. A group of 100 students, faculty members and Greencastle citizens joined to march around campus and to downtown Greencastle to demonstrate their commitment to a violence-free community. The rally lasted for one hour, starting at the Union Building and ending with a candlelight ceremony in front of the Roy O. West Library. Four women shared their stories of oppression and abuse during the march. TOM LI/THE DEPAUW

kelly writers series

Sickness forces poet to cancel visit By CRYSTAL LEE

Those with a fever for poet Sharon Olds had their passions put on hold Thursday night as an illness kept Olds from visiting DePauw. Olds was scheduled to visit Thursday evening as part of the Kelly Writers Series, but she canceled Wednesday afternoon because of sickness. As a result, Olds also canceled the master class she planned to teach Friday morning. English professor David Alvarez, who organized Olds’ visit, said he will try to get her

to come back Dec. 2. This date has not been confirmed by Olds and her agent. “That may work out or it may not,” said classical studies professor Keith Nightenhelser, who booked Thompson Recital Hall for the event. The English department sent out an e-mail to students in the department on Wednesday telling them about the cancellation. Several English classes assigned readings in anticipation of Olds’ visit. Olds has written 11 poetry collections, and her most recent work,

“One Secret Thing,” was published in 2008. “A lot of students have read her work this semester so it would be great to have her,” Alvarez continued. Others also expressed disappointment after hearing about the cancellation. “It’s disappointing,” said junior Kirstin Webb, an English writing major. “I had the opportunity to read Sharon Olds this semester and she’s been inspirational to me as a poet. I was really looking forward to hearing her speak.”

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Casey splashes Public Safety, student leaders for senior fund focus on safety for big weekend President loses race to seniors, will contribute $5,000 to gift drive By DANA FERGUSON

Following two comedic YouTube videos, passionate trash-talking and intense growth in the rivalry between senior Alex Krieghauser and President Brian Casey, the two took it to the pool Tuesday night in order to settle their differences as well as a bet of $5,000. More than 400 spectators, including a large contingent from the senior class, watched as Casey swam and lost against four students — seniors Ben McCormick, Ross Simpson and Kriegshauser and junior Mac Metcalf — in a 100-yard race in which each of the four students swam 25 yards while Casey swam 100 yards. In losing the race, Casey lost the bet and must donate $5,000 to the senior gift drive. Casey admitted following his defeat that he felt pleased, not disappointed, to help the senior class. “It’s great that I can support the senior class,” Casey said. “It’s all good that I didn’t win.” Krieghauser said he felt very pleased with his win and that if he had completed the race entirely on his own, he likely would have lost. He also said he thought the event inspired enthusiasm for raising money for the senior gift. “Now that Casey has agreed to write a personal check, I feel like it’s really up to the seniors to match that,” Krieghauser said. Katie Doogan ’08, the assistant director of the Annual Fund, said the event succeeded in its aims of drawing a large crowd and bringing more attention to Tuition Run Out Day. The Tuition Run Out Day marks the day sometime during first semester each year — this year it fell on Tuesday — on which the average sum of tuition paid yearly technically runs out. The remainder of university fees are provided through financial donations to the university and other means. The event is largely geared toward thanking those alumni who have gifted the university in recent years. The race raised a small amount for Tuition Run Out Day and the senior gift drive, but Doogan said it did more to advertise and raise excitement for future events. “It’s always good to associate fun with the annual fund and senior gift drive,” Doogan said. The race generated more than enthusiasm for the senior fund, though. Freshman spectator Zachary Crenshaw said he thoroughly enjoyed the event, saying his favorite aspect of the event included Casey wearing a bathing suit. Crenshaw said he thought the event and Casey’s participation illustrated a great deal about DePauw community and about Casey. “This event says we like to have fun, and we have the best president in the nation,” Crenshaw said.


With Halloween weekend’s festivities long gone, many DePauw students and staff has been focusing their attention on safety the next big party weekend: Monon. Director of Public Safety Angie Nally said that while Halloween was bad in that eight people were transported to the hospital, the fact that students recognized signs of alcohol poisoning to report the incidents leads her to believe the information Public Safety and Campus Life disseminated reached the students. Nally also said Public Safety has worked with other campus organizations, including freshman halls, firstyear resident assistants and mentors and greek chapters. Senior Doug Kinney, vice president of risk management for Interfraternity Council, said IFC has many initiatives in place for the weekend, including doubling the num-

bers of executive members on rounds and requiring houses to register their parties. “We want really good risk management this weekend because we feel the need to step up and not let what happened on Halloween weekend happen again,” he said. While the policies for risk management aren’t changing — such as three people on sober duty at all times — Kinney wants to make sure Indiana Excise Police, the alcohol police force that Kinney said was on the campus two weeks ago, doesn’t have anything to find. Junior Tom Smith, a first-year resdident assistant for the second floor of Humbert Hall, said FYRAs will increase rounds this year, and each freshman dorm will have someone on duty during the weekend. Smith also said a building-wide meeting informed residents of Monon’s high-risk potential. “My biggest concern is people getting a little out of control — it’s their first big weekend on campus and I’m

concerned about them taking it too far,” he said. Safety at Wabash is also a concern, Nally said, who noted the different security measures in place compared to DePauw. Wabash hires outside security and utilizes the Crawfordsville Police Department to help monitor the game because they do not have a dispatch service. “I think everyone should be concerned about that (a repeat of Halloween weekend),” she said. “I think we do a really good job of calling for help and that makes me happy, but students should look out for other students heading down that path. Public Safety cannot be at every party on campus this weekend, so I hope that our students care enough for each other to step in.” Nally also said that since there is a large number of visitors to campus this weekend, students should not trust leaving their doors unlocked. She said to report suspicious activity emergencies to Public Safety.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE GAME: • Enter through the northeast gate at the stadium. • Gates open at 11 a.m. • Crowd-control gates will open if either team is winning by a significant margin but are asked to wait until they are opened to rush the field. SOURCE: Angie Nally, director of Public Safety

DePauw in second place in national energy contest By NANA ADUBA-AMOAH

In a national energy wars competition, DePauw is currently second out of 40 schools — and College Street Hall ranks 13th nationally. DePauw is competing against 40 other colleges nationwide involved in the new Campus Conservation Nationals program. Columbia University currently ranks first. Senior Taylor Cantril, the organizer of Energy Wars, said the program is the first intercollegiate competition geared towards restricting electricity and water use on college campuses. All of DePauw’s residence halls, except Anderson Street Hall, have competed to reduce resource consumption since Nov. 1. Cantril will evaluate the three-week competition through an online resource that allows

participating schools to enter meter readings for each competing living unit annually. The technology will also measure and rank each school’s energy consumption to evaluate who is using the least water and electricity. At the end of the three weeks, all residents in the winning living unit will receive a designed Tshirt. If DePauw wins first place for the national competition, the campus will receive a technological system allowing the university to view, compare and share their building consumption data, which could help budget the university’s sustainability use in the future. Cantril said he does not expect the threeweek competition to make all students more energy-conscious, but he anticipates it will further educate campus about the importance of reducing resource consumption. “It will affect everyone differently,” Cantril

said. “It’s just like school — not everyone gets the same thing out of it. It’s important because we’re providing opportunities to educate people who want to learn more about it. It’s very effective.” Cantril said DePauw has saved thousands of dollars over the past couple years because of decreased energy use from the competition. While Cantril knows not every student pays attention to energy conservation, some students have already played an active role in the cause. “I don’t think a lot of student grasps the relevance of it, so we have to take it step-by step,” said freshman James Surpless. “It shows that even the little steps help like doing the simplest things around your dorm such as turning lights off. It’s a great way to help us start conserving energy in our society.

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November 8, 2010 Dear Members of the DePauw and Wabash Communities, This Saturday, DePauw and Wabash will renew college football’s greatest rivalry in the 117th Monon Bell Classic at Sewell Field in Crawfordsville. The rivalry brings out the very best in the student-athletes who will battle on the gridiron this Saturday. When the game is done, both teams will line up, shake hands, and show the respect and sportsmanship that is at the heart of this historical series. We ask that you — as students, faculty, staff, and alumni — do the same. 7KLVULYDOU\à RXULVKHVEHFDXVHLWLVJURXQGHGLQPXWXDOUHVSHFWDQGDGPLUDWLRQ$VSUHVLGHQWV we have worked together in the last three years to advance the rivalry — not by identifying our schools’ differences, but by accentuating the values of the liberal arts that we share. Furthermore, we have begun to work together to achieve our common goals — such as shared foreign ODQJXDJHLQVWUXFWLRQDQGDFROODERUDWLYH$VLDQ6WXGLHVSURJUDP )RUWKUHHKRXUVRQ6DWXUGD\ZHHQFRXUDJH\RXWRVXSSRUW\RXUWHDPZLWKHQWKXVLDVP$IWHUWKH game, take a cue from the football teams to shake hands and congratulate one another on a great, hard-fought Monon Bell Game. The Monon Bell Classic is an important tradition to both of our schools. Let us honor the legacy of generations of DePauw and Wabash alumni who shaped our unparalleled rivalry and who have entrusted it to us by treating the event and each other with respect. We look forward to cheering alongside you this Saturday. Sincerely,

Brian W. Casey President, DePauw University

Patrick E. White President, Wabash College

5 | Features

The DePauw | Friday, Nov. 12, 2010


Tough to leave DePauw, but pubs, soccer prove worth it I

t’s not easy making the decision to study abroad. You leave behind everything you’re comfortable with at school and choose to live in a foreign country where the people talk funny, have peculiar haircuts and regard you as the stranger. The decision was hard as hell for me. I had serious reservations about leaving my friends, my girlfriend, the familiarity of DePauw’s campus and so on. But I was most afraid about having to start from scratch again. I had been through the freshman adjustment phase once, and while it was all good fun, I wasn’t looking to go through that process again. Plus, I was content with the way things were at school and didn’t see much reason to leave that behind. Students struggling with this decision (myself included) often overlook the fact that all the things we love about DePauw

will be there when we return. After I re- I’ve learned to substitute that with headalized this, I came to terms with my con- ing to the pub to watch Premier League cerns and made the decision to study in soccer matches along with everyone else Cork, Ireland for the semester. in this city. Studying and living in I’ve been in Cork for close to Ireland has exposed me to things two months and any anxieties I never would get a chance to exI had prior to my arrival in Ireperience in Greencastle. land have since vanished. What Take University College seemed strange when I first arCork’s campus, for instance. The rived (driving on the left-hand main entrance is guarded by a gate side of the road, the pasdoorway standing 20 feet tall. senger seat being located The campus sits next to a on the right side of the river and is entirely surcar, street signs printed rounded by stone walls. in Gaelic, etc.) have beThe academic buildings Alexgrip come normal parts of are constructed of large my lifestyle here. gray stone and the main Instead of American football, I now building is reminiscent of a medieval watch Gaelic football, hurling and rugby. castle. The biggest adjustment for me Even though it would be nice to watch the was getting used to the majority of my New England Patriots play on Sundays, classes being taught in lecture halls with

more than 100 students — that and the 20 minute walk to class each day. On the nights I choose to head into the city, Cork’s main street (Washington Avenue) is flooded with students and locals alike. Hundreds of people line up and pack into the pubs to order their treasured pints of Guinness. I find it comical that I can step outside of the pub and have an old Irish-Catholic cathedral on my right and a Turkish barber shop on my left. At night, the majority of places have live Irish traditional music bands performing. The entire pub sings along with the songs and men and women both join in jig dancing up at the front. I joined the jigging on one occasion and was told by an Irishman, “You dance like a (bleeping) Yank!” My Boston Red Sox hat might have helped give it away.

I realize I cannot describe to you in this short column the significance of my study-abroad experience. The truth is you have to do it yourself. Spending the semester in Ireland hasn’t detracted from my DePauw experience; rather, it has enhanced it. Being here has exposed me to a lifestyle completely different than what I’ve become used to in Greencastle. I encourage all of you to take advantage of the opportunity to study abroad and to see different parts of the world. Studying abroad can’t hurt you; it can only make you grow. — Grip is a junior from Bow, N.H. majoring in conflict studies.

veggie columnist looks at all things meatless

World Go Vegan month provides reminder of health benefits of lifestyle W

ith the creeping appearance of facial stubble on campus, it’s clear that “No Shave November” is once again in full swing. Yet, in the vegetarian world, the month of November marks the beginning of another celebration – World Go Vegan month. The support for this veggie event has increased significantly over the past few years and is even celebrated in the blogosphere. Veggie bloggers spend this month trying new vegan foods and blogging about them. In an effort to honor this veggie holiday at DePauw, I have chosen to utilize this column, as you may have guessed, to highlight the world of vegans. So sit back, grab a vegan carrot muffin or a vegan Rice Krispie Treat from the Hub and get ready to enter into the world of veganism. As I mentioned in my last column, those following a vegan diet remove all animal and dairy products from their diet as well as any products that contain or use animal by-products in the pro-

duction process. I know that right now you might have some questions such as, if vegans don’t eat meat or dairy, where do they get nutrients like protein, calcium and omega-3s? Don’t worry; I had the same questions when I started down the veggie path a few months ago. But overall, I have found that the answer to this question is, quite frankly, from a lot of places. Although you might not think it, vegans have a lot of options for proteins. Some of these include beans, lentils, oatmeal, broccoli, nuts and nut butters, grains, seitan and soy products such as tofu, tempeh and soy milk. Calcium can also be another nutrient that people are often concerned about getting from a vegan diet. Yet vegans can turn to sea vegetables, beans, seeds, nuts along with dark, leafy-green vegetables like kale, collard greens and spinach to meet their calcium needs. Finally, because vegans do not consume fish, a common source of Omega-

3s, they get these essential fatty acids from sources like soybeans, walnuts, flaxseed, hemp, rapeseed or soybean oils. However, there are some nutrients, such as vitamin B12, that vegans struggle to get from plant-based foods. To solve this problem, many vegans simply take a B12 supplement one to two times a week. Numerous individuals have followed a vegan diet and lifestyle for many years; in fact, Leonardo Da Vinci was a vegan (seriously, who knew?). Most recently the vegan diet and lifestyle has become increasing popular among celebrities. A few of my favorite vegan celebrities include: Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, Portia de Rossi, “Grey’s Anatomy” star Sandra Oh, everyone’s favorite Golden Girl Betty White, Frodo Baggins aka Elijah Wood, “Spiderman” Tobey McGuire and most recently, former President Bill Clinton. Although I do enjoy knowing which celebrities are vegan, I am always most fascinated by vegan athletes. A common

stereotype of vegans is that they are very Mike Tyson, Minnesota Twins pitcher thin and lean. Yet, these athletes prove Pat Neshek, Montreal Canadiens hockey that vegans can be just as meaty, no pun player Georges Laraque and retired NBA intended, as their other athletic player John Salley. counterparts. Now, with your newfound veIn May of this year, The New gan knowledge, you are ready to York Times did a story featurparticipate in “World Go Vegan” ing vegan ultra marathoner month. Scott Jurek, who consumes So, this month, why not anywhere between 5,000 try looking up and making a to 8,000 calories a day. vegan recipe? The website, Personally, when I first, learned about Jurek, I would be a great place to had no idea that this start. Or, if you don’t feel vast caloric consumpkitchen savvy, you could nicolewilmet tion was even possieven spend this month ble with a vegan diet. doing additional research I share this with you because this was on vegans. Trust me — there is a lot out the story that first sparked my interest there. Whichever way you chose to go in vegan athletes and encouraged me to about it, I just encourage you to find do additional research. some time to participate. In addition to Jurek, I have learned that other well-known vegan athletes — Wilmet is a senior from Long Grove, Ill., include: “The Biggest Loser” trainer Bob majoring in communication and English Harper, triathelete Brendan Brazier, literature. Olympic track star Carl Lewis, boxer

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killing methods


Students bond through org By JAZMINE HARPER-DAVIS

Highlighter in hand, walking amongst the books of Roy O. West library, sophomore Kirsten Ysseldyke silently and subtly marks her target on the back, killing her foe. Well, not literally killing, but knocking the person out of the oncampus game called Assassins. Ysseldyke is one of the 185 students on DePauw’s campus playing Assassins. Each player is assigned a target and must assassinate that person. Once killed, the assassinated have the responsibility of going after the “dead’s” target until two people remain alive. Junior Mikey Padilla first organized the game last year but officially picked up again on Nov. 1st. He said the object of the game is, “to

be the last man standing; there can be only one.” Of course, players must adhere to certain rules. For starters, assassinations cannot take place in “safe zones,” which include classrooms, dorms where targets live and bathrooms. People can be killed in multiple ways, including shooting your target with a Nerf gun, marking your target with a highlighter, “poisoning” your targets food with an odd-tasting ingredient, turning the radio up in the persons car before they get in a car (also known as car bombing) and sending them a letter they must read aloud (also known as a mail bomb). So far, Ysseldyke has kept a low profile on campus to avoid spottings by potential assassins, and has tried to locate herself in the right places at the right times. On offense, she thinks the highlighter

method works be targets. “Its easier to s nents with out bei it, as you would w Ysseldyke said. So far her plan seldyke, who heard last year but misse deadline, believes portunity to win. Y number of DePau ing Assassins, winn pose a significant c Padilla thinks lenge in organizin been trust. “With such a b ple, it’s harder to s the truth when th ed so trust is key, b people to be truth to work properly,” Padilla said sn



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to success. Sophomore Michael Blum, one of the few already dead, agrees. Blum describes his murder as “lame.” While filling out a form for a flu shot in the Hub, he was marked in the side with a highlighter. For him, however, the kill came as more of a relief than a disappointment. “School is enough stress, and it’s lame to be paranoid all the time when someone sits next to you,” Blum said. “You think, ‘Oh, are they going to kill me?’ and the paranoia can sometimes get in the way of being a student,” Blum said. When strategizing for Assassins, Blum believes some ways of killing are more effective than others. “Nerf gun is king. You probably won’t get close enough to use a highlighter so you can keep it in your coat, take it out, kill someone

and hope there are no witnesses around to kill you,” he said. Facebook serves as the means of communication among players. With the presence of social networking, Facebook would no doubt help keep track of players, both alive and dead. “The Facebook idea was an easier way to send messages,” Padilla said, “make a group to see who is playing and makes it easier for people to find the person they were assigned to assassinate” Players often view the game as a way to build unity on campus and hang out with people different from themselves. As a music major, Padilla spends most of his time in Green Center for the Performing Arts, so Assassins was a good way for him to expand beyond his niche. “It gives people the opportunity to meet people they do not know,

but it’s a two-way street in some ways,” Padilla said. “It creates unity, and sometimes it’s just: you just killed me I won’t see you again, and there is a little bit of animosity.” To avoid such animosity, Padilla hopes to add a new dynamic to the next round of Assassins by creating teams. Teams would allow people to work together with people they don’t know. The only pitfall in this game, Padilla explains, is secrecy. “We try to keep it a secret, at least the killings, so that Public Safety doesn’t try to shut it down for thinking it’s a harmful game,” Padilla said. Players do not view the game as anything close to harmful. To them, especially in stressful times, the game provides social unity and a fun time.

mail bomb


the nerf gun

Highlighter — marking someone with a marker or highlighter Car Bomb — turning the music up in someone’s car before they get in the car Poisoning — covering someone’s food with an odd-tasting substance The Nerf Gun — shooting someone with a nerf Mail Bomb — sending someone a letter they must read aloud margaret distler/the depauw

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The DePauw | Friday, Nov. 12, 2010

The DePauw | Editorial Board Christine DiGangi | Editor-in-Chief Tyler James | Managing Editor Andrew Maddocks | Managing Editor

Matt Welch | Editor Emeritus Matthew Cecil | Chief Copy Editor Samuel Weigley | Chief Copy Editor


Allowing kegs on campus will create more safe, sustainable fun DePauw Student Government recently passed a white paper urging university administrators to allow the use of kegs on campus. We support this initiative and hope the faculty committee charged with reviewing the proposal will seriously consider it. We believe kegs provide safer alternatives to beer distribution than individual cans. They slow consumption of alcohol by limiting access, and reduce waste by eliminating beer cans while encouraging the reuse of cups. Admittedly, the transition of beer distribution from cans to kegs and cups could increase the the opportunities for people to spike drinks. However, limiting individuals to dispensing only a single serving at a time could cut down on this risk. Kegs don’t present any more danger than cases or other common forms of distributing alcohol. And let’s face it, fraternities have been hosting keggers and other disallowed activites all along. Kegs do violate many fraternities’ national or international bylaws. The Fraternal Information Programming Group, an organization which establishes guidelines for fraternities to qualify for insurance, includes kegs on its list of prohibited items and activities in its risk management policy. Yet drinking games, parties at which alcohol is not provided by third-party vendors or by BYOB, open parties and encouraging others to drink are also forbidden. In fact, it was two greek students, one of whom is the IFC president, who wrote the white paper in support of the keg policy. Fraternities knowingly violate their bylaws and insurance policies on a regular basis, and it seems they are willing to accept that more kegs may sneak their way into fraternities. If negative consequences result, the onus rests with the fraternities. Such is the case for all actions which are illegal or in violation of a fraternity’s insurance policy. Student government has called for a response to the white paper by Nov. 30. We support that timeline. Whatever the university’s decision, we expect a straightforward response and reasoning behind it. We see little reason for the administration not to support the keg policy, and we hope it will not shoot down kegs solely because of the negative stigma attached to them. Write to the editorial board at

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DeProm, an opportunity for unity U

nion Board’s DeProm was an incredible gamble. The greek system is what we have come to trust, with such a majority of our students invested in the greek community. “Tiger Pride” seems to come and go, and students of different affiliations — greek house or independent, nationality, sport team, whatever — are rarely in the same place at the same time. Even our athletics are intertwined with the greek system in that houses are often known for the particular sports they have members in. I think, often, the dedication to a greek house is taken lightly, probably because of the stereotype that “everyone” rushes. Most houses take very seriously the commitment to their particular set of values and the time spent together. As much as we belittle that commitment, students have great pride in their house. Especially in this light, I think DeProm was a huge success. According to Union Board, at least 500 students came through the doors of the Green Center for the Performing Arts’ Great Hall. That means about one out of every five students visited DeProm, an impressive number, even for a registered party. It went perfectly to plan for the Union Board: all of the

strawberry pizza from Almost Home Monon Bell weekend, the weekend was devoured, the disc jockey was that brings us most closely together great, and most importantly, people as a school, is touched by the greek had a great time. system. Fraternities throw the parties, If you’re skeptical, take a look at organize busses and hold tailgates. the picture in Tuesday’s issue of But, I think DeProm is a great The DePauw where people are step in the right direction, redancing on the stairs, and tell me moving the greek system comit does not look like they were pletely. It’s events like these that having fun. will lead to a stronger feeling of What excited me the most, school unity, and excite people though, was that I can say to see DePauw students they with certainty I spotted might not otherwise in a member of every Detheir own circle at DePauw community. And Pauw. “DeProm” was those who are greekthe perfect name for chasehall affiliated weren’t there the event too, eliciting with, or for, their greek nostalgia in the school house. I haven’t seen such a good mix spirit we all shared as high-school stuof students — with age and affiliation in dents. mind — since I’ve been on campus. But hey, if you want to fight the I imagine that the discussion of system, you’ll have to go double or weak school spirit and school unity is nothing, right? I’m excited for DeProm not new to DePauw, that we aren’t the next year — hopefully one that won’t first generation to discuss it. Because be rescheduled due to “Greek God and we live on a campus where a vast ma- Goddess.” jority of students are so already overinvested in greek life, academics, clubs — Hall is a sophomore from Clarendon Hills, and sports, there is so little extra room Ill., double majoring in English writing and communication. He is the opinion editor for for pride in our school as a whole. Nor is there excitement for an event The DePauw. outside of the system they have invest- ed themselves into so deeply. Even

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The DePauw | Friday, Nov. 12, 2010

Economy will benefit from sustainable action



Should DePauw bring kegs back to campus? Why or why not?

elieve it or not, the “green” moveThink of everything that is necessary ment isn’t just about trees. It in- to transform the United States into a volves another important green thing renewable-energy nation. From devel— money. That’s right, sustainability opment, manufacturing, distribution, applies not only to the environment installation, sales and marketing, but also to our pocket books here going green is a potential source at DePauw. There is tremenfor enormous economic dous economic value in being growth. stewards of the environment. Conservation of resources On a large scale, a transiis another environmental issue tion to alternative energy in the with economic connections. United States would not Take for example seaonly drastically reduce the food, specifically fishnation’s carbon footprint eries. Maintaining but also create hundreds a healthy fishery, of thousands of new especially one in jobs. According to a 2007 stephenhesterberg high demand, has U.S. Environment and large economic Public Works hearing on green jobs, the value. In 1992, the Grand Banks Cod estimated employment created from 20 fishery, one of the largest fisheries in percent of current U.S. electricity met the world, collapsed due to lack of manby alternative energy sources (wind, agement and over-exploitation. Today, solar, biofuels) would equate to 348,000 the fishery has yet to return. plus new jobs by 2025. And that’s only The Canadian division of the World 20 percent. Wildlife Foundation estimated that the

Letter to the editor Remember to respect our opponents To the DePauw Community: As excitement builds for the Monon Bell game, it is important to remember that fan behavior is a direct reflection on the entire DePauw Community: • DePauw University is committed to excellence as manifested in an atmosphere of sportsmanship and fair play. • Sportsmanship is about demonstrating respect for opposing teams, coaches and fans, as well as officials. •Competition and sportsmanship are not mutually exclusive... they are compatible and complimentary goals. •Sportsmanship is everyone’s responsibility. Be loud, be proud, be positive! Go Tigers! Page Cotton, athletic director

Grand Banks Cod fishery destroyed a $500 million dollar industry in Canada alone: and this is only one fishery. The WWF estimates that over one third of the world’s fish stocks are overexploited and, according to a report from the National Marine Fisheries Service, rebuilt fisheries would increase the current value by an estimated $2.2 billion annually. This increase would generate an estimated additional $31 billion in sales and support an additional 500,000 jobs. Recycling is another green practice that results in big bucks. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the recycling and reuse industry employs over 1.1 million people and grosses over $236 billion in annual revenues. With a world population expected at 9 billion by 2050, recycling is an industry that will only grow in necessity and value. Recycling even has economic value here at DePauw. For an average registered party, a fraternity might go through 20 to 30 cases of beer a night.

With 30 beers per case, that’s 600 to 900 beers. With an aluminum scrap rate of about 60 cents per pound, a house could potentially turn those cans in $360 to $540. And that’s one night. Lastly, we must never forget about the economic cost of environmental disasters such as the Deepwater Horizon tragedy. Research is still being conducted, but there is no doubt that the economic loss in the tourism and seafood industries, let alone the environmental repercussions, will last for many years to come. The fact is a sustainable world and a strong economy goes hand and hand. Just as the world economy affects each of our wallets here at DePauw, so does sustainability. From energy to conservation, there is economic value in respecting the environment. ­ Hesterberg is a sophomore from Cincinnati, — majoring in biology. He is a Science Research Fellow.

Discovering a world outside of Facebook I

don’t know about you, but when I 15 minutes of productivity is tempered meet people at parties, the names go by half an hour of chat time. in one ear and out the other. Luckily, Whether I’m being bombarded Facebook has eliminated the need to with requests to play Farmville, rating engage your brain on the weekends. my friends’ attractiveness, or clicking All legitimate attempts at social interac- on a time-waster link, every second tion have been made obsolete by the spent on Facebook kills brain cells. act of “friending” and the existence of And no, I don’t want to go to your social networks. Basically, Facebook event. I’m just clicking yes so you will has simultaneously monopoleave me alone and hopefully never inlized DePauw’s social scene vite me to another event again. while relieving us of our Not only is DePauw a small obligations to form meanuniversity, we also have a disingful and lasting friendproportionate amount of acships. tivities going on. This week After all, Facebook alone held an Ultimate Frisbee friends are forever. game against Wabash College, But that simply the Splash for Cash, Alpha isn’t enough. The Chi Omega’s Ring Sing, angry monster that Monon tomorrow and is social networka StudentGovernment ing is a greedy, inBonfire. Keeping all brianbanta satiable creature. that in mind, is it really Not only does it necessary for DePauw want to control your social time, it also students to rely on Facebook to keep wants your study time. No study ses- track of, well, DePauw? sion is safe from a chat session. Every I feel that Facebook is the perfect

way for the DePauw student to exist in Greencastle, without actually engaging in what’s going on. Why bother asking someone their name when you can look him/her up at the end of the evening? What is the point in going out and actively recruiting people to come to your event when you can widely broadcast it via Internet? And the modicum of satisfaction that can be gathered by replying to that event invitation seems to be, in many cases, enough that most people ignore the real event when it comes around later. There is a fundamental disconnect occurring in the real world the more we become connected in the virtual one. Facebook has many legitimate and productive uses, but I urge you to be more mindful of your actions outside of the cyber-realm. The DePauw community shouldn’t be defined by Mark Zuckerberg’s social network. ­ Banta is a sophomore from Naperville, — Ill., majoring in political science and English literature.

“It would be better for the environment in reducing the amount of cans used, and I don’t think not having them changes drinking habits around campus that much.” Betsy Corrigan, sophomore “Whichever policy keeps the drinking rates lower. I do think bringing them back would keep the campus cleaner though.” Marwa Alghazali, freshman “They should be brought back to campus. They’re safer, cheaper and easier.”

John Aicklen, sophomore “Of course, the keg makes the party. It brings people together.”

Mike Duffy, senior Katie Kraska/The DePauw

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The DePauw | Friday, Nov. 12, 2010

EYES of the TIGERS Myron Burr

What the tigers think about:

sophomore football

Kristen Chynoweth

senior volleyball

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Matt Gleason

Alana DeWitt

freshman swimming

senior cross-country

who is your biggest rival?

Wabash (College)

Any SCAC team

Trinity (University)

Rhodes (College)

Monon prediction:

We’re bringing the Bell back.

DePauw, duh! 41-14.

A huge blowout

DePauw wins, 70-0. Wabash cries.

favorite item from the hub:

Popcorn chicken

The different types of milk

Chocolate cake with white icing


Favorite sports movie:

“Bring It On”


“Without Limits”


A closer look:

I envy those girls and the way they move

Men’s Lacrosse

Red Velvet, pumpkin, chocolate mint — what?! I’ve never gotten them, but show them to my friends and watch their amazement.

If the swim team can beat the Little Giants, then so can the football team.

Little Giants no match for Tigers By KATE HENDRICKSON

In a great continuation of DePauw and Wabash College’s famous Monon Bell rivalry, the DePauw men’s lacrosse team defeated Wabash Thursday night at the DePauw intramural fields 7-3. The Tigers pulled through in the second half to beat the Little Giants, maintaining a perfect record against Wabash. The game is one of many competitions against Wabash this week, leading up to the football game on Saturday. Team captain, sophomore midfielder Jack Glerum, was pleased with the outcome of the game and the team’s performance. “Our freshman stepped up and contributed on both ends of the field,” Glerum said. “We really picked it up with a couple goals in the second quarter and kept it going from there.” Along with Glerum, sophomore defender Chris Wright was happy about the rivalry between the squads. “This was just a scrimmage game. It’s

a lead up to the Monon Bell game,” Wright said. “We’ve had those games going on for a couple of years and it’s always a good rivalry. It gets intense, rough and physical.” Lacrosse is a spring sport, but that does not mean that DePauw takes off the fall preseason. DePauw matches up against teams such as Ball State University, Wabash, RoseHulman Institute of Technology, Eastern Illinois University and Butler University. Butler, according to Wright, will be one of DePauw’s strongest competitors. “Butler used to have a Div. I varsity lacrosse program,” Wright said. “Their club program is still pretty strong.” The team is looking to improve upon last season’s record of 3-5. Wright keeps the team’s goals in mind when he thinks about the upcoming season, and uses Thursday night’s success to propel the team forward. “We want to get better individually and continue to develop as a team and as a program,” Wright said. “Last year we won about half of our games. I think that winning will happen on its own as long as we meet our [long-term] goals as a team.”

Rugby | continued from page 12 players, but they partially don’t have enough players because they don’t have a coach. “It’s a very good experience for us as the leaders of the team,” Shinault said. “We’re just trying to keep it going in a positive direction.” This year DePauw is a member of the Indiana Rugby Union and competed for a spot for the national tournament. Because of the uniqueness of DePauw’s program, the team gets a fresh batch of players every year, according to Shinault. Despite the new faces each year, Shinault says the team is close. “The DePauw rugby team is one of the closest teams on campus,” Shinault said. “We all know each others names.” One of these players, freshman

Walker Chance, had never participated in rugby before attending DePauw. “I got involved in rugby by going to ultimate Frisbee,” Chance said. “Seeing rugby being played, I was like, I want to go hit people.” The Keg Game is the perfect opportunity for Chance do just that. The game between Wabash and DePauw is the most important and intense for the rugby team. In fact, according to Maylott, it’s why the team was started in the first place. Maylott explained that within rucks, which are groups of players from both teams close to each other, the physical competition gets dirty and players will try to scratch each other. “Our team wants to go out

there and we want to win, and we want to win big,” Maylott said. “Just try to humiliate them just as much as they are trying to do the same to us.” Maylott said in his four years at DePauw, the team has never had possession of the Monon Keg, and he wants to change that this year. Although the rugby team plays other games throughout the fall, Shinault said they get the most fan support during the Keg Game. “Everyone wants to come out and see the rivalry game,” Shinault said. “It’s really nice to have everyone out there supporting. I’m sure everyone would love it if the whole school was out there every time. This is what everyone looks forward to every year.”

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The DePauw | Friday, Nov. 12, 2010

Ultimate Frisbee

DePauw takes third-straight Monon Disc By MICHAEL APPELGATE

Playing under the lights at Sewell Field, the ultimate Frisbee team defended the Monon Disc for the third straight year, beating Wabash College in front of their home crowd by a score of 14-12. With more than 20 members of the team making the trek up IN-231, the players looked forward to the chance of being a part of the competitions of Monon week. Wabash jumped out in the lead quickly with two scores, but DePauw gathered itself and lead at the half by a score of 8-5. Led by co-captains Erin O’Donnell, a junior, and Tyler Spear, a sophomore, the team was able to keep composure and use their reserve players to wear out their opponent. “This game was very important to the whole team and it was a complete team effort in the win,” said junior Eric Hubbard, cartoonist for The DePauw, who scored the game winning point. “It was an absolutely great feeling to win the Disc again, even though it’s my first time on the team, it’s always great to beat Wabash.” What was odd to some players was the surprisingly low turnout of Wabash players, even though the game took place on their home field. Although the Little Giants did not have as much manpower as the Tiger’s team did, the Tigers still regarded the Little Giants as a tough opponent. “It feels great because Wabash isn’t a bad team,” said sophomore Sam Yeary. “It’s a huge rivalry, obviously, and the fact that it’s always a good game and we have come out on top three years in a row feels awesome.” Last year the game was hosted by DePauw on the intramural fields. Since the Wabash players showed up late for the game, the teams found themselves engulfed in darkness because of the field’s lack of lighting. Somehow, the Tigers were able to spot the disc out of the darkness and claim the victory in a close match. Being on an illuminated field this year added to the competitive spirit. “This last game being played under the lights just added to the epic-ness of the whole tradition,” Yeary said.

tiger week OF THE


John Montgomery Junior

sport: Swimming & Diving

event: 50-, 100- and 200yard freestyle


northbrook, ill. Sophomore Sam Yeary makes a pass around a defensive Wabash player at the Ultimate Frisbee game Wednesday. DePauw’s team won the game with a score of 14-12. Katie Kraska/The DePauw “The fact that we had so many players was also a big help,” Hubbard said. “It was a great win with the whole team coming together, being led, too, by our captains Tyler Spear and Erin O’Donnell.”


In Wednesday’s 165-135 win over Wabash College, Montgomery swept the freestyle events, placing first in the 50-yard freestyle (22.08), 100-yard freestyle (47.56) and the 200-yard freestyle (1:47.28). He also helped the 200-yard freestyle relay capture first place. Montgomery also won two events in last weekend’s seasonopening sweep of Wittenberg University and Franklin College.

On Wednesday’s win over Wabash: “Our training really showed at Wabash. A lot of people had inseason best times and people stepped up in races in the last 25 — that’s usually when everyone gets up for it. A lot of people raced, and everybody raced to the finish.” Listen to the Full interview at — Compiled by Leslie Gaber,

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The DePauw | Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 advertisement

Men’s Swimming

Tigers take ‘Wet Monon’ tide over Wabash By STEVEN HATFIELD

The 12th-ranked Tigers took home their third consecutive victory Wednesday, beating Wabash College 165-135 in the annual “Wet Monon” contest. In a close battle throughout, DePauw finished 1-2 in the 200-yard freestyle relay, the final event of the night, to secure a victory. “We knew coming in that the meet was going to be tougher than last year,” said senior Tom Rich. “We got the win in the end, which is all that matters.” Freshman Jack Burgeson, junior Brendan Flores, senior captain Josh Baugh and junior Johnny Montgomery finished in 1 minute, 27.99 seconds for the win. Sophomore Nathan Mullins, freshman George Morrison, sophomore Andrew Nash and freshman Joe Hessburg finished second in 1.28:75. “Wabash had come back during the meet so we knew it was going to be pretty close,” Baugh said. “But we finished 1-2 so we didn’t have to worry about that.” Montgomery led the Tiger swimmers with three wins, sweeping the freestyle races. He won the 50 free in 22.08, the 100 free in 47.56, and the 200 free in 1:47.28. Freshman Matt Gleason won twice, taking the 200 butterfly in 1:55.76 and the 200 individual medley in 2:00.91. Sophomore Matt Kukurugya was a

Sophomore Matt Kukurugya pulls ahead to win the men’s 200-yard breaststroke, contributing nine points to DePauw’s overall win against Wabash. Katie Kraska/The DePauw winner in the 200 breaststroke, with a time of 2:13.32. Freshman Cameron Wiethoff won the 100 backstroke in 54.64 seconds. “I’m really proud of how the young guys swam,” Baugh said. “The meet was full of ups-and-downs, and they did a great job of not hanging their heads after losing a close race.” The first event clearly set the stage for a nail-biter meet, as DePauw’s 200-medley relay team of Wiethoff, Kukurugya, Gleason and Baugh finished second, with a time of 1:37.59.

The Tigers lost by one-hundredth of a second. Senior Patrick Springer won the 1meter diving competition with 209.40 points. In the 3-meter competition, Springer totaled 191.70 points, finishing in second by just 1.10 points. “The team is really starting to come together and look great,” said Rich. “We’re starting to get rolling and becoming a tough team to beat.” With the win, the Tigers have now gone four consecutive seasons without losing to Wabash.

“Not many people are able to say that, not even last year’s seniors who set so many records and made us into an elite program,” Baugh said, referring to the streak. “It’s a great feeling knowing we never let the Wallies (Wabash men) creep up and beat us.” DePauw returns home to host Wheaton College on Friday, Nov.19, at 5:30 p.m. “The win over Wabash is great and we’re definitely going to enjoy it,” Rich said. “But we have a tough Wheaton team up next that we can’t overlook.”

Men’s Rugby

Rugby team looks to return a special keg to Greencastle By MEREDITH McGRADY

In a week that celebrates the Monon Bell, one painted keg deserves some special attention. Tonight at 7:30, DePauw University and Wabash College will meet at the intramural fields to fight over the Monon Keg in a game of rugby.

Rugby as a game is somewhat similar to soccer, according to rugby club president Troy Hollings, a sophomore. During the game, the ball cannot be passed forward. If the ball is passed forward, then it is a penalty, which leads to a scrum, which means that the two teams compete for possession of the ball. If a more serious penalty happens, then the opposing team is award-

ed a penalty kick, which means the ball must make contact with the foot before play will resume. If the ball goes out of bounds, the teams throw the ball in and the teams line up parallel to each other and lift the players into neutral area to get the ball. Tries, which are comparable to touchdowns, are worth five points. Kicks are worth two points.

DePauw’s rugby team has no coach, since the program is a club team. Therefore, senior Rob Maylott has taken on the role as coach, because he is the only senior to have played all four years. Junior Stephen Shinault explained that the team does not have a coach because they don’t have enough

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