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Cyclists fifth in nation By MICHAEL APPELGATE firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Aaron Fioritto competes in collegiate track nationals Saturday afternoon at the Major Taylor Velodrome in Indianapolis. For photographs and videos of the races, visit thedepauw.com. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF MIKE FIORITTO
With high hopes to build off of a secondplace finish in last year’s Collegiate Track National competition in Indianapolis, the DePauw cycling team instead walked away with a fifth place finish in the Div. II standings and gained experience for next year. “I’m definitely proud of what they did,” said head coach Kent Menzel. “When you consider that we had two riders who had never been on the track before this summer, I think it was an excellent result.” With just four riders, juniors Aaron Fioritto and Chris Day, sophomore Abby Prine and freshman Will Gleason, the team competed at the Major Taylor Velodrome against Div. I schools as far away as the University of Washington in Seattle, to teams as close to home as Marian University in Indianapolis. In order to score points, the riders had to deliver their best performances to place among the top-30 finish-
ers in their events. Finishing atop the Div. II standings was the U.S. Military Academy with 907 total points. In second was the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with 821 points. Cumberland University and Kutztown University of Pennsylvania finished third and fourth with 365 and 346 points, respectively. Prine turned in impressive performances as the team’s only female rider. Finishing 22nd in the 200-meter flying sprint and 27th in the 3-kilometer time trial. Prine scored 129 of DePauw’s total 322 points. Menzel has high hopes for her development in the sport of cycling. “She is well on her way to being a strong and powerful racer,” Menzel said. “She comes into the sport with a lot of natural athletic ability. In the team sprint, she was just stunning. We have to figure out how to tap into that energy next year.”
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Academic dishonesty on the rise at DePauw, two potential causes identified By CRYSTAL LEE email@example.com
The consequences for committing academic dishonesty can lead to a grade of zero, failure of a course or even dismissal from the university. Over the last five years, there have consistently been between 10-20 cases of students being charged with academic dishonesty. However, during the 2010-11 academic year, that number rose, with 25 reported cases in the fall and 24 in the spring. Carrie Klaus, assistant dean of academic life, said it’s tough to assess the situation because it’s a slight increase, but not an insubstantial one. Klaus administers the academic integrity policy and deals with cases of academic dishonesty. She acknowledges that there could be more than one cause for the increase. “It could mean that more students are panicking and making bad decisions under stress, and
if so that’s something we need to be concerned about,” Klaus said. “Or on the positive side, it could be that professors are being more consistent. They’re holding students to a higher standard and they’re treating students more consistently across the university, and there’s just more reporting of cases — that it’s not necessarily more cases, but we’re just handling them more thoroughly.” Senior Christy-Ann Nartey feels differently about how the university handles cases. “I think DePauw, to some extent, does a really poor job at it — in terms of us cheating in classrooms,” Nartey said. “I’ve been in classes or exams where people have cheated and by the time you’re ready to report it, you forget about it. As much as we try to tell students to be academically honest, in the classroom it’s really not like that at all.” Though all cases may not be reported, there is a penalty system in place. When a student first violates the academic integrity policy, they typically receive a zero on the assignment and a lower final course grade.
“In 90 percent of the cases there’s a settlement form and after the faculty member and student discuss, the student signs the form admitting that he or she did plagiarize or cheat on an exam, take the penalty and move on,” Klaus said. “It’s completely confidential.” If a student feels he or she is being treated unfairly or that the penalty is too harsh, he or she may have a hearing before the University Review Committee. A second violation of the policy is more serious, and typically results in suspension from the university. Klaus, who is also a French professor in the modern languages department, believes that though consequences are necessary when a violation occurs, professors can play a role in helping students learn how to avoid breaking the academic policy. “As a professor, [what] I’m really concerned with is that the student not only learn French, but also learn how to write a good paper and more importantly learn the value of honesty and turning in
work that he or she can be proud of,” Klaus said. “As professors, I think we can all do things like try to help students avoid getting in these situations, because a lot of times, it’s panic.” Other students, however, would never consider taking the risk of plagiarizing or cheating, regardless of the potential pay-off. “For the past two, three years, I’ve been thinking if I cheated, maybe my grades would’ve been so much better, but I’d rather have honest work and graduate than be dishonest and get caught,” Nartey said. Others feel academic dishonesty shouldn’t even be an issue, especially after a student begins taking classes in his or her major. “It’s really not fair to other people, but at the same time, especially if you’re like in upper-level classes doing this, it’s really actually kind of sad that you would need to cheat on stuff that’s in your own major,” said senior Gabriel Lopez. “It should be things that you should already know about or at least should like enough to study well for.”
INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Winter Term trip to China cancelled due to lack of interest among students, see page 3 for full story
2 | Happenings CAMPUSCRIME Sept. 15 • Party registration violation • Made contact with house representation/verbal warning issued | Time: 11:46 p.m. | Place: Alpha Tau Omega fraternity
Sept. 16 • Suspicious activity • Subjects located/checked OK | Time: 1:20 a.m. | Place: Sigma Chi fraternity (outside) • Criminal mischief to window • Pending | Time: 1:52 a.m. | Place: Humbert Hall • Medical • Transported to Putnam County Hospital | Time: 10:22 p.m. | Place: Lilly Center • Housing policy violation • Forwarded to Campus Living | Time: 10:30 p.m. | Place: Seminary Street Apartments
Sept. 17 • Alcohol violation • Released to custody of friend/forwarded to Community Standards Committee | Time: 1:41 a.m. | Place: Humbert Hall • Welfare check • Subjects located/ checked OK | Time: 2:07 a.m. | Place: Seminary and College streets
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IMPORTANT POINTS FROM THE STUDENT SENATE MEETING: • Director of Public Safety Angie Nally discussed an interest in strengthening the relationship between Public Safety and the student body. —Public Safety seeks to communicate better with the student body. —Public Safety also seeks to gain awareness of the expectations students have for it.
• A group of senators hope to plan and put on a two-day music festival in Bowman Park or on East College lawn. The senators will involve DePauw community members, Greencastle community members and students from surrounding colleges in Indiana.
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Lack of interest leads to cancellation of China trip By BECCA STANEK firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to a lack of student interest, the Winter Term trip “Environmental Leadership in China” has been cancelled, forcing the six students who had signed up for the trip to make alternate plans for January. The trip intended to focus on sharing and discussing the different culture’s environmental views. Students would have engaged in intercultural communication and seek to expand their global perspective. The trip, which was being planned by Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Sustainability Chair Carol Steele and associate professor of modern languages Sherry Mou, included visits to three different locations in China. Two students who had attended an Environmental Leadership Program last summer were also assisting with trip preparations, using the summer program as a model for the
Winter Term trip. The intended itinerary included a five-day environmental workshop with 10 Chinese college students, a tour of Beijing, a visit to Chengdu — home of panda bears, rare geological formations and the cultural hub of southwestern China — and an opportunity to participate in the cultural events of Chinese New Year in Sichuan. “This trip is about environmental education and intercultural communication, which we designed to take students to some of the fabulous natural sceneries in China while spending time interacting with Chinese college students,” said assistant planner Xinxin Liu, a senior. “We hoped to integrate observing China’s beautiful nature reserves and endangered species with discussions with Chinese university students about various environmental issues,” Steele said. Despite the extensive planning already
done and attempts to advertise the trip, only six students signed up. In order for the trip to be financially feasible, at least 20 students needed to join. “I noticed trips that had been around for a while were much more popular with students,” Steele said. “Students were probably more comfortable to sign up for a trip if they were able to talk to other students who had already done it and hear about their experiences.” The trip also faced competition from two other Winter Term trips to China, which likely affected the lack of student interest. Those involved with the trip also believe that there was a lack of publicity and that students never heard about the interesting opportunities the trip offered. “There were quite a few changes in the application process this year, and we didn’t think those were explained clearly to us,” Mou said. “As a result, we probably didn’t convey all the interesting content of the trip to the
applicants.” Both faculty and students that had signed up for the trip were surprised by the cancellation. “I am really disappointed about the cancellation,” Liu said. “The trip was a great opportunity for students to communicate with students from another country, helping them to have a global perspective.” “I’m not totally surprised, although I am disappointed,” Mou said. “We prepared a terrific opportunity for the students.” While Steele and Mou were unsure as to whether or not this trip would be attempted again in the future, both were still interested in the topic and believed the trip would be a beneficial experience. “I still think this trip is a great idea, and I enjoyed all the work I put into planning it,” Steele said. “Maybe we’ll try again. Maybe it just wasn’t the right time and place.”
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Arts, sciences interact in motorcycles By DANA FERGUSON firstname.lastname@example.org
Charles M. Falco, professor of optical sciences and chair of condensed matter physics at the University of Arizona, spoke Monday night about the ways in which different disciplines interact. Specifically, he examined the use of optical instruments in art centuries earlier than scientists believed possible. Falco will deliver another lecture tonight, “The Art and Science of the Motorcycle” in the Union Building Ballroom at 7:30 p.m. Drawing from his experience at the Guggenheim Museum, he will explain the value of the motorcycle from various perspectives as he did for the “Art of the Motorcycle” exhibition. Falco has published hundreds of scientific papers and is a fellow of the American Physical Society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Optical Society of America and the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. Though Falco has never formally studied art, his time with painter David Hockney sparked an interest that inspired new research. His Hockney-Falco thesis also originated with his time with the painter.
Professor Charles M. Falco. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF THE PHI BETA KAPPA SOCIETY
A greek affair
Unaffiliated freshmen and members of Interfraternity Council fraternities came together Saturday for a barbecue in Bowman Park. The event served as an opportunity for the men to spend time together, as well as meet freshman men interested in greek life. CLAIRE ZINGRAF / THE DEPAUW
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Where the stars align T
he stars were out and glamour was in full competition, choosing to respect and congratuforce Sunday night at the Nokia Theater late one another. in Los Angeles for the 63rd annual Primetime The drama category proved to be a much Emmy Awards. This is time of year when TV’s more evenly distributed slate with “Mad Men” greatest stars come out to celebrate all their taking home best drama series, despite not gethard work of the season. ting one writing or acting award. Kyle Chandler This year, the host was the very comedic of “Friday Night Lights” finally got his Emmy for and talented Jane Lynch of Fox’s “Glee.” The best lead actor in a drama series. Julianna Marceremony started with a flashy opening number gulies of “The Good Wife” took the gold for best sung by Lynch, which featured her appearing lead actress in a drama. Margo Martindale and on various different TV sets, proclaiming how Peter Dinklige won for best supporting actress much she loves TV. It was a great way to open and actor in their respective categories. the show and her performance got me Overall it was a night full of celebration thinking that she should be singing in and fun. To add to that fun, The Lonely more episodes of “Glee.” Island, of SNL fame, performed a musiSpeaking of “Glee,” after its cal compilation of their greatest hits, sweeping victories at the Golden which featured celebrities such as SNL Globes, the show did not take alumi Maya Rudolph, Michael Bolton, home any golden angels on Sunday John Stamos and Ed Helms. as awards went to the fan favorite There were also some notABC show “Modern Family.” It so-good moments. It got completely swept the comedy awkward when infamous category winning awards for Charlie Sheen appeared to best directing, best writing, announce a comedy catbest supporting actress (Julie egory. The audience was a Bowen), best supporting actor little baffled. In addition, (Ty Burrell) and best comedy trying something new series. JAZMINEHARPER-DAVIS this year, the Emmys Jim Parsons took home the brought together an a award for best lead actor in a cappella group consistcomedy, causing quite a stir among fans and ing of popular actors and actresses to sing colleagues. Most people were rooting for Steve about the categories. It was a little distracting Carell. After all, it was his last season on “The as well as unnecessary and awkward. Hopefully, Office.” they will can that idea next year. My favorite moment of the evening was the The night was primarily about fabulous writbest lead actress category. When presenters Rob ing and acting. But the fashion this year was Lowe and Sofia Vergara introduced the nomi- on another level and certainly notable. Most of nees, Amy Poehler rushed on stage, almost as what appeared on the red carpet were in reds, if she had won. Planned or not, it was the best blacks, tans and browns. My best dressed list for the ladies includes Christine Baranski, who looked classy as ever in a simple yet elegant Zac Posen gown, Sofia Vergara who turned heads in a peach-colored Vera Wang and Nina Dobrev “Kyle Chandler of ‘Friday Night Lights’ finally got his Emmy for best lead actor.” who looked stunning in a red Donna Karen gown. On the gentlemen’s side, Joel McHale dazzled in an all-white suit, Steve Carell looked handsome in black tie and Alan Cumming wore thing to happen that night. Shortly after, the fantastic red sequined pants. rest of the nominees (Tina Fey, Martha PlimpThe 63rd Primetime Emmys were excellent ton, Melissa McCarthy, Edie Falco and Laura and kept me entertained. I’m excited for the upLinney) joined her on stage and held hands as coming TV season and what it will mean for the they waited to see whose name would be called. Emmy’s next year. Only time will tell. Melissa McCarthy was announced the win ner and the other lead actresses gathered —Harper-Davis is a sophomore communications major around her in a huge hug. They placed a crown from Washington D.C. on her head and gave her a bouquet of flow- email@example.com ers as though it was a beauty pageant. It was an awesome moment as the actresses put aside the
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Local band finds inspiration in everyday life Jack Daddy Sun BY CAMILLE VERI firstname.lastname@example.org
Below: Senior Robbie Jacobs plays the guitar and senior Chance Trottman-Huiet plays the bass at Alpha Phi’s Red Dress Gala philanthropy event Saturday. Jacobs and Huiet are members of campus band Jack Daddy Sunrise. CHIP POTTER / THE DEPAUW
Campus events at DePauw now seem incomplete without the refreshing folk sounds of Jack Daddy Sunrise. Whether it’s a philanthropy picnic in Bowman Park or a sunny day at the Nature Park, you can usually bet on the band playing nearby. Members of Jack Daddy Sunrise sat down to share a little more about their music, history and aspirations after three years of eclectic performances. Jack Daddy Sunrise has its roots in the First-Year Seminar Poetry of Song where Connor Willett and Mac Metcalf met three years ago. The class allowed them to share their musical inclinations, and it wasn’t long before the two started playing guitar and writing songs outside of class together. They started playing shows at the Nature Park, the Blue Door Café and Beta Theta Pi fraternity, and eventually attracted other student musicians who wanted to get involved. As more members joined, the band grew to have a prevalent presence on DePauw’s campus, playing at events ranging from Relay for Life and Climb for a Cure to the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority Fashion Show and various other social events. The band’s current members include Willett (guitar and banjo), Zak Phillips (violin), Tyler Spear (silver instruments), Robbie Jacobs (guitar) and whoever is willing to lend their talent and creativity. Past members have included Metcalf, Andrew Hogan ‘11, Ben Stilwill ’11 and Julianna Goldsmith ’11. “The more people we have playing together, the more creative we can get,” Willett said. Jack Daddy Sunrise uses a variety of string instruments including guitar, ukulele, mandolin, banjo and violin. Mixed with some percussion and the harmonica, the blend allows for a soulful, soothing sound in which you can hear elements of folk, bluegrass and jazz. Willett, Phillips, Jacobs and Spear explained that the band gathers inspiration from a wide variety of sources. “Fleet Foxes, The Avett Brothers, The Tallest Man On Earth and Fruit Bats are some of our more contemporary
musical influences,” the band explained. Phillips emphasized that they try to incorpora world music, reggae and classical music. “Jack Daddy Sunrise is such an organic ble soulful harmonies with a very familiar backwo senior Chloe Lawson. Aside from music, the band said that they are m everything and everyone around them: the city a stranger walking by and even hanging out w Friday night. “Sometimes we’ll be jamming at the Nature couple people walking by and think, ‘what wou hear,’ Willett said. “And then we’ll play a song fo There was a general consensus among the beauty of the Nature Park was a big influence. “I think a lot of our best shows have been Spear said. When asked about the band name a past time when he and Metca shows together. “I love telling this story, its funny,” Willett explained. During an early show, Will scribbled down a set list for th of writing out the entire son abbreviated them. The songs “Ja Will Do,” “Daddy’s On The Run,” were shortened to simply “Jack,” “Sunrise.” “Someone asked us what we w Willett said. “We glanced at the list and call ourselves Jack Daddy Sunrise.” Such a unique group adds an element to c that many other schools cannot claim to have. “It’s great to hear them play at a porch party on a weekend night,” said junior Dan Welsh. “They’re always up for playing anytime.” Jack Daddy Sunrise is scheduled to play at the Blue Door Café in the coming weeks and may play live on the air in the WGRE studio soon. The band has also posted songs to its Facebook page. In the meantime, the band plans to continue to play shows, jam with friends and search for inspiration.
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Above: Fifth-year senior Zak Phillips feels the rhythm on his violin with his fellow Jack Daddy Sunrise musicians. CHIP POTTER / THE DEPAUW
Top: Junior Tyler Spear rocks the ukulele with senior Chris Clark on percussion. Bottom: Senior Connor Willett strums his guitar. CHIP POTTER / THE DEPAUW
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The DePauw | Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011
THE DEPAUW | Editorial Board Matthew Cecil | Editor-in-Chief Rachel Cheeseman | Managing Editor Chase Hall | Managing Editor Ellen Funke | Chief Copy Editor Stephanie Sharlow | Chief Copy Editor
Plagiarism: malice or mistake? The university has seen a dramatic rise in incidents of academic dishonesty from the 2009-2010 school year to 2010-2011. Whether it’s cheating on tests, plagiarism or something else, this is disheartening news. Dishonesty in any form reflects poorly on this university and tarnishes the reputation of its students, thereby devaluing our education, even if only slightly. Still, in regards to cases of plagiarism, we ask the university to take caution. We agree with university officials that consistency in enforcement of plagiarism cases among professors is paramount. Students should be able to expect a fair shake no matter what class or professor they choose. But we’re not quite sure what, if any, policy the university even follows. Is enforcement done on a case-by-case basis, or does DePauw subscribe to a zero-tolerance approach? Either way, we know quite a few students who don’t have much of a clue about what plagiarism entails. And what might seem obvious to professors might not be so obvious to us. Sure, copy-pasting is a clear no-no. Not citing and using someone else’s idea as your own fall into that camp as well. These are obvious infractions of an expected academic dishonesty policy. But is that it? We research differently than our professors did, even differently than students did 10 years ago. Knowledge comes with the click of a button and the need for a healthy dose of skepticism. Gone are the days of hours spent in dusty library stacks. In a digital world we often forget what we pulled from the internet and what we conceived ourselves. We sometimes forget to cite facts and figures found through Google or on Wikipedia. These forums are public, and we often interpret them to be common knowledge. Online resources provide an invaluable means to disseminating an infinite volume of information. And we understand their many inherent faults. But we still make mistakes. We ask that professors realize this, as many likely do already, and not become more skeptical. Don’t assume. Many DePauw students adhere to a strong sense of integrity. More often than not, plagiarism comes from gaffs fueled by sleep deprivation or simple forgetfulness. Admittedly, the university makes efforts to educate its students on the ins and outs of plagiarism. But throwing a handbook of rules at a college student doesn’t stick very often. As journalists, we pride ourselves on a strict adherence to the truth. Credit should always be given where it’s due, and no one should smudge the truth for any reason. Still, even we accept room for unintentional error. All that matters is that we acknowledge and learn from our mistakes. Write to the editorial board at email@example.com
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Social networking permits change A
s I wandered around Facebook after tiring hours of classes, a new post popped up and quickly got my attention. Some of my friends had just joined a group named “DePauw Class of 2014 Forum.” To my greatest surprise of the existence of such a group, I requested to join and was accepted after only a few minutes. The group already had more than 100 members. It was created by five sophomores, all of whom were senators. Nevertheless, sophomores were not the only ones having their own group. A “Class of 2013 Forum” was also started by junior senators. The objectives of the two were clear — to give their thoughts, share concerns and discuss various other events and happenings on campus that pertain to them while staying in contact with class senators. In spite of the encouragement from the university, students have always found it difficult to raise concerns or to propose changes about their academic and social life. Even though each class has five senators representing the ideas and thoughts of the student body, it is not an easy task for them to know what problems students are having. On the other hand, students might face difficulties in their life but are unwilling to express their opinions. This can be attributed to the lack of a strong medium
of communication between students. attitude toward it. Those who have concerns do not know This exemplifies the importance what others think about it, whereas the and convenience of Facebook in famajority of students are not aware of cilitating communication. Anyone can such issues. comment on a post and hundreds of However, that is not the people can see those comments. A case anymore. As social person can have an idea of what the networks are developmajority think about a particular issue, ing rapidly as an effective whether they agree or disagree with it. and popular means of Because Facebook has been infamous mass communication, for keeping people updated with Facebook has been group and friends’ information, chosen to connect a new post might be familiar to students. The the whole group within a few creative idea has hours. proved to be iniUsing Facebook might tially successful. not always be the best way NICKNGYUEN After three days, to increase connections the number of between students, but it members rose to more than 200. Many is definitely a brilliant one. As long as students were invited to join by their students have the opportunity to speak friends. For those who were not, they up and make changes, they can make could request to join and would get ac- their college life unforgettable. cepted almost right away. And as for me, my problem might Knowing their opinions will be not be fixed right away. But maybe if listened to by hundreds of others, stu- enough concern is raised, future Dedents started to speak up. Topics of Pauw students won’t have to live in discussion vary from academic to social the 100-degree summer of Greencastle life. As I am living without air condi- without air conditioning. tioning, that became my greatest issue. And as soon as I took my very first —Nguyen is a sophomore from Hanoi, glance at the page to see what people Vietnam majoring in economics. are talking about I saw my concern was firstname.lastname@example.org already mentioned. Once a new idea is presented, people start to express their
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The DePauw | Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011
Beards and what you should know about them I
n sixth grade, my class went to the Plaza — an outdoor shopping mall with some cool statues and lots of fountains. Few people know that Kansas City is annoyingly nicknamed “The City of Fountains.” Even fewer people are aware of the city’s original name, “Possum Trot.” After snickering at the pictures of scantily dressed Victoria’s Secret models and a fountain in which a boy pees out of his “pee-pee,” we arrived at the bronze statue of a boar. It is an exact replica of the Greek marble statue in Florence, Italy. We were told if you donated money to the fountain, you could rub the boar’s nose and make a wish. Without hesitation, I dropped a coin in and rubbed the boar’s nose (which had already turned gold from the grimy hands of other germy kids). “I want to be able to grow a beard,” I whispered, with my eyes closed tight. “Please, just give me a beard. And arm hair too.” For as long as I can remember, I have been obsessed with growing facial hair (and temporarily, arm hair, because that would have made me look older). Sophomore year of high school came around, and the boar finally granted me my wish. I had side burns. Big, massive, scraggly, pathetic sideburns. As I look back with my full beard, stroking my chin and curling the ends of my mustache thoughtfully, I have begun to realize my many mistakes in
beard-growing. So men, listen up. And women, reSideburns are as sideburns do. Beards are like lay this article to your men. a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re Rule No. 1 gonna get. But if it’s just sideburns, make it work. Just because there is something growing there, Don’t grow Elvis sideburns because you can’t grow doesn’t mean it needs to be there. Five or four hairs anything else. At the same time, take pride in your that look like they grew from your genitals do not sideburns. Trim them, water them, care for them. count as a beard. Shave them often. Eventually the Rule No. 5 shaving will pay off (says some scientists, I Mix it up. In the last year, I’ve had a goatee, think). Do not allow those stragglers to a five o’clock shadow (on purpose, like Bradgrow into one-inch-long tentacles. ley Cooper and all those Hollywood beardRule No. 2 growers), a full beard, a Tom Hanks CastMaintain the beard. After one week away beard, a clean face and, for about five of forgetting to shave, not having time minutes, a handlebar mustache. It’s good to to shave, purposely not shaving or be unpredictable with that hair on your avoiding the daylight, your beard face. It keeps the bartenders and gets stinky. Use shampoo. It airport security people guessing — helps. Saying, “I’m saving it for though maybe that’s not such a later” when referring to the good thing. Asian Zing sauce from Buffalo There you are, five simple Wild Wings on your face does rules for looking too old to date not go over well with the girlsomeone’s teenage daughter. DAVEJORGENSON friend. Go forth and grow your beards, Rule No. 3 fellow men. Speaking of things that don’t go over well with Note: all rules are void during “No Shave Noour biggest critics, no chin beards – or as my girl- vember.” friend affectionately calls them, “douche beards.” The goatee is OK. I’m not sure why. In fact, direct — Jorgenson is a junior from Shawnee, Kan., majoring in English writing and film studies. all questions to Elizabeth Machmeier. email@example.com Rule No. 4
Nighttime calls for safety precautions L
isten up people. There are some serious things going on around our town, and not many students are aware of it. There have been several acts of violence around the Greencastle area since school started up at the end of August. These events — which can be read about in the Banner Graphic — include a few murders and assaults, some of which were against several DePauw students. As students, we all need to be careful and take precautionary steps. I know that the entire campus would be devastated if anything happened to any of us. So please, heed my warning. The most important thing to remember is to not be stupid. Don’t knowingly put yourself in a risky situation. For instance, if it is 3 a.m., you are walking back to your place of residence and you come across some sketchy looking people, don’t take your time or make idle conversation. Get the heck out of there. Travel in groups. If you choose to go out with 27 of your closest friends, do not leave anyone behind. Don’t assume that your friend just went home or left without you. Find them and make sure you all stay together. After all, we all know what happens when we assume ...
Always be aware of your surroundings. Make day night. Besides, Patrick from Safe Ride is an sure to check if someone is following you — it awesome person. happens more than you think — and if that hapBe aware that Greencastle locals and other pens, be conscious of how close they are and people that aren’t members of the DePauw their appearance. If they get too close, go to community often make a habit of comthe nearest DePauw residency and get help. ing on campus, including late in the Don’t talk on your cell phone. This evening. For the most part, they are goes right along with being aware of your friendly and harmless. But with what surroundings. Cell phones distract us has been going on around Greenfrom what is going on around us. While castle lately, don’t take any chances. “safety calls” might seem like a good It is OK to be friendly during the idea in uneasy situations, I think the day, but at night it is so much best thing to do is have full concenmore important to be careful. tration on what is going on around It is better to assume the worst you. and get home safe. Even if you feel comfortable In the end, I think we NICOLEDOBIAS walking home alone, if you are could all learn a few things out late don’t walk back by yourfrom Antoine Dodson. He had self. Many fraternity men are more than willing a point when he said that you need to “Hide to walk people back, and plenty of houses have your kids, hide your wife and hide your huspeople that have to stay sober that could drive band, too.” you home. But seriously, be safe. I mean it. And don’t forget about Safe Ride, a service provided by DePauw. Its job is to take you places —Dobias is a sophomore from Fishers, Ind., majoring in when you don’t feel safe, even if it is just going political science. back to your dorm from the library on a Wednes- firstname.lastname@example.org
PHOTOPINION What do you think might motivate people to plagiarize or cheat? “People are more wrapped up in having fun now that they’re behind and have to make up for work that was put off.” Audrey Findlay, freshman “Because the school trusts students so much that they assume students won’t cheat, and students take advantage of that.” Dean Contreras, senior “The overload in course work has caused the increase in academic dishonesty.”
ShaDé Watson, junior “Some students may feel overwhelmed with the huge amount of work they must complete ... so they cheat to get everything done.” Stephanie Reid, freshman
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The DePauw | Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011
NCAC record improves to 3-0 with latest shutout win By ELEANOR AXT
ing all the hard work pay off in this conference game.” The offense kept up the pressure scorFans gathered at Blackstock West Field ing five goals in the first half alone. Ellis Sunday to cheer on the field hockey team notched two of the scores, and freshmen in its first home game of the season and De- Grace Fisher and Paige Henry rounded out Pauw’s first NCAC game on campus. the first half with their first collegiate goals. “Playing at home is always so exciting,” “Our backs were very composed with said senior forward Luisa Myavec. “It’s al- the ball,” Preston said. “We were able to ways great having a lot of people come and spread their defense out and find opportusupport us.” nities up top.” Myavec said the support of friends and In the second half, senior Kimberly family creates a lively atmosphere making Trainor made it onto the scoring sheet off it easy to play — and it showed. The Tigers Shamleffer’s third assist of the game and Elimproved to a 4-1 overall record following lis completed her hat trick. the 7-0 win over the visiting Ohio Wesleyan The three-score run is the team’s secUniversity Battling Bishops (2-4, 0-3 NCAC). ond in a row as Trainor collected three “It was an exceptional passing game,” goals last Tuesday against Earlham College. said head coach Gina Preston. “We were re“[Our forwards] weren’t working alone, ally working the ball around nicely.” but they had people with them,” Preston Junior Margaret Ellis scored the first of said. “I think that’s the reason we were able her three goals just two minutes into the to score goals.” contest with junior Bridgette Shamleffer DePauw outshot the Battling Bishops scoring on Ellis’s assist later in the half. 24-2 and held an 11-6 edge in penalty cor“We have been working in practice on ners. mastering our passing,” Myavec said. “That “I really think we improve on little really showed in our game. It was great see- things every game,” Preston said. “Every email@example.com
week at practice we talk about the adjustments we need to make in order to be successful in our next game. We need to take it day by day, and so far we’ve been able to do that.” Myavec is happy to be back after missing a scrimmage and the first two games of the season due to a concussion. “Everyone on the team was so supportive,” Myavec said. “They really helped me stay strong. I was very impressed with the energy that everyone had when I returned.” Myavec and the rest of the seniors are feeling nostalgic about their last year on the team and say they are happy that the team has been playing so well. “I am just looking at how much our team has grown in this short time and cannot wait to see how much further we can go,” Myavec said. “I feel like we have a lot of potential. It will definitely be a season to remember.” The Tigers return to NCAC play next Saturday at Oberlin College (4-3, 2-2 NCAC) and at the College of Wooster (3-3, 2-0 NCAC) next Sunday.
Junior Margaret Ellis vies for possession in the Tiger’s home match against Ohio Wesleyan University Saturday on Blackstock West Field. Ellis scored a hat trick in DePauw’s 7-0 victory. CARLY PIETRZAK / THE DEPAUW
Late game revival closes out weekend matches on a high note, 3-1 record By MICHAEL APPELGATE firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tigers were down 13-18 in the fourth set of their final match this weekend against Millikin University (9-2). Despite being up two sets to one, head coach Deb Zellers said the team still wasn’t playing to its potential. She called a timeout to refocus her team. “I just was trying to have them find something else left in them,” Zellers said. “We were retreating a little bit, we were starting to get into our own heads and getting frustrated — just a little shut down from pure exhaustion.” But despite the wear and tear of two full days of matches weighing down on them, the Tigers retook the court with a changed attitude. “When we came back out, we all decided that we can do this,” said sophomore libero Tori Bowerman. “I think when we get down by a few points like that, we all started to think, ‘It’s over, maybe next game, maybe we can do better.’ But we all decided together that we can do this. We’ve done it before. We can get back into this.”
DePauw (9-4) strung together five straight points to even the score at 18, only to lose the set and force a fifth and final set. But that renewed confidence carried over into the weekend’s final moments of play. “We need to have the mindset that we will not let this team beat us, and that’s going to translate into not just our talent in our play but all the little things,” Zellers said. “Even though we didn’t win that game, it gave us something to build on for the fifth game.” In the fifth set, DePauw took control early and secured the win at 15-9, beating Millikin for its third victory of the weekend out of four games. The team beat Baldwin-Wallace College (9-5) 3-2 and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (10-4) 3-1 on Friday. The only loss came on Saturday morning against Birmingham-Southern College (5-8) with a score of 1-3. In those highly competitive games, Zellers said her team learned much about itself and its ability to play at a high level on the court when completely focused on the task at hand. “When we make a conscious determination that we are going to take care of the details and we’re
going to get after it,” Zellers said, “we’re able to play on a different level.” The Tigers’ 3-1 victory over Rose-Hulman came from the team’s focus on both the defensive and offensive side of the ball. Bowerman led the team with 19 digs, often placing the ball perfectly for setter Bri Holder to make a pass to outside hitter Abby Balbach or middle hitter Paige Thompson. Balbach led the team with 17 kills, while Thomson had seven. “I’m hoping that they’re learning some lessons,” Zellers said. “I told them how proud I was that we were tougher mentally, that we showed more work ethic and that we dug deep and it paid off. So I’m hoping it’s going to click in with us that we can’t afford to not give 100 percent, or we’ll get beat.” Zellers described the weekend matches as stressful and hopes her team can continue to grow in its mental toughness as the weeks progress. In the Tigers’ first game of the weekend against Baldwin-Wallace on Friday, they committed a total of 31 errors on the attack. “The first match of the weekend was frustrating because Baldwin-Wallace is a tough team to play, they don’t have much power but they do such
smart things with the ball,” Zellers said. “We came out extremely tight, and I felt like we were making too many unforced errors.” After a long battle with Baldwin-Wallace, the team returned with a victory over Rose-Hulman. “We have a lot of things to work on, and the only way that we take those steps forward is to find that extra in us,” Zellers said. “I want that to become normal.” According to Bowerman, the team’s mentality before the match is something that needs to change for the Tigers to have future success. “Sometimes we just go out without really thinking and the first point really decides how we’re going to play,” Bowerman said. “So I think before the game if we just talk about it, understand and focus in, we’ll hopefully start doing a little bit better.” The Tigers will look to improve their team mentality before and during play next weekend when they face NCAC competition for the first time this season. The team will travel to Kenyon College to take on College of Wooster (9-1), Allegheny College (4-7), Oberlin College (0-9) and Kenyon (5-7). For photographs of the weekend matches, visit thedepauw.com
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The DePauw | Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011
Looking to improve after first conference win By CONNOR HOLLENSTEINER email@example.com
The Tigers came out strong Saturday, defeating Dension University 1-0 on their way to their first ever win in the North Coast Athletic Conference. DePauw took the lead in the 30th minute when freshman Chloe Jacob scored the game’s only goal with a corner kick. While both teams collected 11 shots in the game, DePauw’s lone goal was enough to improve the team’s overall record to 3-3. This was the first game for the women’s soccer team in the NCAC. Head coach John Carter was very pleased with the win and hopes his team can continue its hard work. “Any time you can win your first game in a conference, especially the first game ever in the NCAC, it’s a great feeling,” Carter said. “Going on the road against the team that was predicted to win the conference, getting out with a victory is a great feeling.” Carter felt as if the girls did just enough to win but will need to improve for the upcoming games. “We can play better than we did, but we got the goal and it was good enough to win,” Carter said. “We need to stay con-
Cycling | continued from page 1 In the team coed time trial on Friday, the four riders struggled to maintain a fast pace and finished at the bottom of the standings in that event. The team coed time trial allows for three riders of both genders, with the women required to complete at least two laps. Riding down two women, the team started at a disadvantage and the riders inexperience showed. “We have one of the smallest teams here, so in terms of team size, we’ve done really well,” Prine said. “I feel like next year if we get a couple more women and the same four of us get more experience, this was a good foundational year to come back next year and really take the cake.” Recruiting a few more riders will mean the difference next year for the team’s hopes of capturing a nation title. “We were hampered by not having a women’s team pursuit,” Menzel said. “You throw any women’s team pursuit, that’s an automatic collection of points, and we’re third overall. Army and MIT were so strong this year, there was no way we could’ve beaten those teams.” Army, who competed with eight women and eight men, showed truly competitive depth. Although he would like to have similar numbers on the DePauw team, Menzel said they will rely on the quality of their riders to get the job done.
nected as a team so when the ball goes forward we need to have the numbers to support the attack.” The Tigers took the lead in the first half, but Dension amped up their offense in second half. Still, the Tigers were able to keep Dension from scoring despite the dominant second half by the Big Red. “We came out strong in the first half and jumped on them,” Jacob said. “The second half, Dension came out strong, and we struggled a little connecting our passes but we were able to close out the game.” The team still has a lot to work on with two tough games coming up this week, but the players ares still on a high from getting a leg up in the NCAC with the recent win. The DePauwDenison game was the only NCAC game played last weekend, leaving the Tigers atop the conference at 1-0. “It definitely pumped everyone up that we won our first game in the NCAC, and it gave everyone a lot more confidence,” Jacob said. “We feel like we can do very well in the conference this year and what is to come in the rest of the season.” The Tigers are back in action this Thursday at home against University of Chicago at 7 p.m. on Boswell Field. Their next conference game will be held at noon Saturday, also on Boswell Field, against Hiram College.
“Track racing to a large extent is based on experience,” Menzel said. “The more racing you have, the better you get. For Chris and Aaron, this was just the second summer they had as racers.” The key to development for Fioritto and Day will be to get on the track as many times as possible next summer. Fioritto’s training was interrupted by a broken collar bone that hindered his improvement. For Day, the struggle was out of his control as the Major Taylor Velodrome management changed and races were not happening as frequently during the summer. “On the track, it’s not a question of fitness, it’s a question of your ability to handle that really high intensity,” Menzel said. “Even a strong and fit rider may not be able to handle the force of a track race. You have to get that through racing.” Gleason, who has been a road cyclist but is new to the track scene, impressed his teammates and Menzel in his first collegiate track race. “It’s just a little bit too early in his career to be able to succeed,” Menzel said. “But just to make it through his points race heat and stay with the group is an admirable accomplishment. I think Will did a great job just to stay in it.” The weekend competition was an opportunity for Gleason to get himself acquainted with collegiate cycling and find where he needs to devote his training. “I’ve done a lot of racing at the local and state levels,” Gleason said. “But a
national competition like this, you really have to up your game if you want to perform well. It’s really humbling to see guys who are really good, and I hope to be at that level next year.” While they hoped for a better team result, the DePauw cyclists can build on their finish in Div. II standings next year. “We’re a developing team. We’re still short a few riders from what we’d like to see next year,” Fioritto said. “We’re returning all four of us next year, so this is kind of like a practice race for next year in which we hope to secure a national title.” Much rests on the team’s ability to recruit female cyclists to help Prine on the women’s side. “If we can get a women’s team pursuit we’ll be solid,” Day said. “That’ll be another 50 or 60 points, which seems to be the difference between us and second right now.” As each rider returns next year, the team chemistry and strength will grow, hopefully compounded by the addition of some new faces for added depth. “When I look ahead to next year, I really believe that we can win the team overall,” Menzel said. “We also have the potential to get people on the podium. The key is to add women to the team. If we fill in that gap, Abby is going to take care of us on the women’s side. I’m fully confident that Aaron, Chris and Will can grow into riders not just to score points but to get on the podium.”
tiger week OF THE
MARGARET ELLIS, JUNIOR
sport: FIELD HOCKEY
hometown: ST. LOUIS, MO.
Highlight: Scored the team’s second hat trick of the season in its first home game of the season against Ohio Wesleyan University. Ellis, who now leads the team with eight goals, tallied two scores in the first half and one in the third quarter as part of the Tigers’ impressive offensive display on their way to a 7-0 blowout victory and fourth straight win. DePauw sits at the top of the NCAC standings at 3-0 and has a 4-1 record overall.
On the team’s four victories after losing its season opener: “I think that our first game against Lynchburg College, we didn’t do as well on the scoreboard as we would have liked,” Ellis said. “But it jump-started us and made us realize that we need to play better hockey and more as a team. Our team motto is ‘make it happen.’ No matter where you are on the field you have to keep going and give everything you have. You have to do your part so that the whole team can be successful.” — COMPILED BY MICHAEL APPELGATE / SPORTS@THEDEPAUW.COM
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The DePauw | Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011
Interception spells defeat despite early lead By PARKER SCHWARTZ firstname.lastname@example.org
MEADVILLE, Pa. — DePauw jumped out to an early 10-0 lead in a preview of a 2012 NCAC conference matchup against host Allegheny College. But the team faltered late, allowing 17 unanswered points en route to a 17-10 loss. The Allegheny College Gators improved to 2-1 on the season, while DePauw fell to 1-1. “Defense played pretty well along with the offense. There were a couple things we can change on both sides of the ball that we can correct,” said junior defensive lineman Zach Price. “There were a few controversial calls that could have affected the outcome of the game, but nonetheless from what I thought, it was a pretty good game.” The Tigers started out the game strong on both sides of the ball, effectively halting the running attack of the Gators crowded backfield, led by senior tailbacks Taylor O’Brien and Brian Tamburlin. The Gators scored only 7 points with 23 yards on the ground in the first half. DePauw imposed strong offense as senior quarterback Ethan Schweir threw a 59-yard
TD pass to junior Brody Schoen. The pass was tipped and acrobatically caught on the far sideline before Schoen waltzed into the end zone to give the Tigers an early 7-0 lead. DePauw followed up with a quick touchdown drive ending in a 32-yard field goal by sophomore Eric Malm. But the Tigers faltered as Schweir threw a interception at the DePauw 34 yard line by Gators cornerback Colin Hartford, who returned the grab for a touchdown. The pass, intended for junior tightend Bobby Coburn, was thrown into double coverage and Hartford was untouched on his way to a defensive touchdown that cut DePauw’s lead at the half, 10-7. In the second half of play, establishing the running game was key for DePauw’s offense after similar struggles against Rose-Hulman in the team’s first contest. Still, the Tigers performance against the Gators failed to yield much better results as senior leading rusher Jon Ellis ran for only 39 yards on 15 carries and sophomore Bryan Coleman picked up 24 yards on six carries. The Tigers weren’t able to capitalize on their lone forced turnover of the game, and Allegheny led a go-ahead drive in the third and
WANT TO SEE MORE SPORTS? Go online now to thedepauw.com to view photo galleries of each volleyball game played this weekend along with more pictures from the collegiate national cycling competition and the home field hockey match. Also, view four videos of the cyclists’ 200 meter sprint at the Major Taylor Velodrome in Indianapolis.
fourth quarters that ended in an 8-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Fowler to Matt Griffith. That gave the Gators a 17-10 lead. Down by seven points with a minute remaining, the Tigers made a last ditch effort to march 80 yards down the field with exactly one minute remaining to tie the game and force an overtime period. Facing blitzing linebackers in a five-wide receiver set, Schweir could not find an open receiver during the drive, resulting in four incomplete passes and a turnover on downs that gave the Gators a 17-10 non-conference victory. “A good week of preparation is what the offense needs to get ourselves back on track,” said senior offensive lineman Mitch Turnbow.
“We need to do what we do best and stick to the basics.” DePauw quarterback Ethan Schweir completed 12-30 passes for 188 yards, and threw for one touchdown and three interceptions. Brody Schoen came down with 115 of those yards, including a 59-yard touchdown. “It was a hard fought game,” said senior defensive lineman Michael Fultz. “Unfortunately it didn’t end up in our favor. We will stick to our game plan and be competitive like we are every week.” The Tigers look to improve on their offense when they head to Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn. on Saturday, Sept. 24. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. Listen to the game live on WGRE 91.5.
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